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From D. Appleton & Co   1 February 1875

Sales of “Origin of Species”1 to February 1/7〈5〉

by D Appleton & Co for a/c of Chas Darwin

1874 Feby 1. On hand 775

Aug Printed 500

Ed over 4

1875. Feby 1. On hand 212

Sold 1067 5% on $ 2 $ 106.70

Expression of Emotions”2

1874. Feby 1. On hand 1832

Feby 1/75 " 1564

Sold 268 10% on $ 350 93.80

Descent of Man 3

Feby 1/74 On hand 728

Apl. Printd vol 1 & 2 1000

Feby 1/75. On hand 132

Sold 1596 10% $ 2 319.20

$ 519.70

Value in sterling Exch 110 Gold 115

£ 92.8.94

Footnotes

D. Appleton & Co. published the third US edition of Origin (from the sixth London edition) in 1873.
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. Appleton published a second American edition in 1875.
CD recorded the receipt of this amount in his Account books–banking account (Down House MS) on 11 March 1875.

Bibliography

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.

Summary

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

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-9837
From
D. Appleton & Co
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
unstated
Source of text
DAR 159: A94
Physical description
1p damaged

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 9837,” accessed on 6 December 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-9837.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 23

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