RECORD: Darwin, C. R. 1852. [Letter on the bookselling question]. In Parker, J., The opinions of certain authors on the bookselling question. London, p. 27.
REVISION HISTORY: Scanned, OCRed, corrected and edited by John van Wyhe 9.2006. textual corrections by Sue Asscher 12.2006. RN3
NOTE: Only Darwin's letter is transcribed (page 27) but the title page and some introductory matter is included as images in order to make the context of the letter clearer.
Down, Farnborough, Kent, May 5th, 1852.
As an author of some scientific works, I beg to express strongly my opinion, that, both for the advantage of authors and the public, booksellers, like other dealers, ought to settle, each for himself, the retail price.
I am, your obedient servant,
1 John William Parker (1792-1870), bookseller and publisher at 445 West Strand, London. See Correspondence vol. 5.
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