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From D. Appleton & Co.   1 February 1874

Sales by D Appleton & Co to Feby 1/74

for a/c of Charles Darwin

Origin of species1

Feby 1/73 On hand 893

July Printed 1000

Feby 1/74 On hand 775

Ed short 27

Sold 1,091. 5% @$QQQQ 2 $109.10


Expression of Emotions2


Feby 1. On hand 2353

Feby 1/74 On hand 1832

Sold 521 10% @$??? 30 182 35 $ 291.45

Descent of Man3

1873 Feby 1/ 603

" Printed 1000

Ed over 16



Feby 1. On hand Vol 1 & 2 728

Sold 891 10% @$QQQQ2 178.20


Value in Sterling, Exch 48888. Gold 113 £85.0.2


D. Appleton & Co. published the third US edition of Origin (from the sixth London edition) in 1873; they may also have had on hand copies of the second US edition (from the fifth London edition), which was published in 1870.
The London edition of Expression was published in November 1872, and the US edition in December 1872, although the date given on the title page is 1873 (Freeman 1977).
The US edition of Descent was published in 1871.


Descent: The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1871.

Expression: The expression of the emotions in man and animals. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1872.

Freeman, Richard Broke. 1977. The works of Charles Darwin: an annotated bibliographical handlist. 2d edition. Folkestone, Kent: William Dawson & Sons. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, Shoe String Press.

Origin: On the origin of species by means of natural selection, or the preservation of favoured races in the struggle for life. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1859.


Statement of U. S. sales of Origin, Expression, and Descent.

Letter details

Letter no.
D. Appleton & Co
Charles Robert Darwin
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Source of text
DAR 159: A92
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9261,” accessed on 19 February 2020,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 22