From John Murray 28 April 1
50, Albemarle St. | W.
My Dear Sir
It appears that I have sold 400 copies of Muller out of 1000 printed.2 It is a very bad time for Bookselling, this—indeed for every kind of business. I was sorry to hear you had met with an accident— Did you get the last Quarterly? It seems to me the best exposition of the Darwinian Theory I have met with3
I propose to print 2000 copies of the new Edition of Origin of Species & hope to reduce the price to the original s14/—4 Mr Hegt’s book is sent off.5
My Dear Sir | Yours very faithfully | John Murray
Ch Darwin Esqre
Has sold 400 copies of Facts and arguments for Darwin. It is a poor time for bookselling.
Last Quarterly Review has best exposition of Darwinism he has met with [A. R. Wallace, "Geological climates, and origin of species", Q. Rev. 126 (1869): 359–94].
Proposes to print 2000 copies of a new [5th] edition of Origin.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6715,” accessed on 1 June 2016, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-6715