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 27 August 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-5972