From John Murray 3 March 1
50A, Albemarle St. | W.
My Dear Sir
On making up the accounts of expences incurred in the Second Edition of your “Animals & Plants” Under Domestication”— I find that the sale of 1250 copies, of wch the Edition consists, will enable me to offer you for it, the sum of Four Hundred Guineas, by note at 4 months from the day of publication.2
It is right to tell you that in this calculation I have added to the expences of the 2nd Edn a sum of £30 " paid for paper of the 1st. Edn. & omitted to be charged by oversight— I trust you will not see reason to object to this
I remain My Dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | John Murray
Charles Darwin Esq
JM offers a note for 400 guineas as author’s payment on sale of 1250 copies of 2d issue of Variation.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 5972,” accessed on 1 June 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5972