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To R. F. Cooke   24 June [1875]

Summary

Insectivorous plants ready for publication. Asks price. Suggests advertisements in Nature and Gardeners’ Chronicle.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke
Date:  24 June [1875]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 338–9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10028

To R. F. Cooke   6 October 1875

Summary

Fears Variation [2d ed.] will not be ready for Murray’s annual sale unless printer sends proof more quickly. Arrangements with Italian publishers.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke
Date:  6 Oct 1875
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 326–7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10184

From R. F. Cooke to W. B. Tegetmeier   18 April 1865

Summary

Concerning an illustration for CD’s book.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke
Addressee:  William Bernhard Tegetmeier
Date:  18 Apr 1865
Classmark:  DAR 148: 1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-4815F

To R. F. Cooke   23 [February 1869]

Summary

Agrees to printing 1000 copies of Fritz Müller’s Facts and arguments for Darwin though he fears it is foolish. Lists seven publications for review copies.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke
Date:  23 [Feb 1869]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 194–197)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6628

To R. F. Cooke   23 June [1869]

Summary

He told Giovanni Canestrini that stereotypes [for Variation] would cost £10.

Reminds RC of his suggestion that a copy [of Origin, 5th ed.] be sent to Scientific Opinion for review.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke
Date:  23 June [1869]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 203–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-6798

To R. F. Cooke   22 April [1871]

Summary

Detailed questions about illustrations for [forthcoming] Expression.

Asks whether Times review has hurt sales of Descent.

The type on specimen page of Origin [6th ed.] seems clear, but lines are close. The cost is the great point for a wide circulation.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke
Date:  22 Apr [1871]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 285–6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7705

From Joseph Cundall to R. F. Cooke   19 May 1871

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Summary

Gives cost of printing photographs [for Expression] by the Woodbury process.

Author:  Joseph Cundall
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke
Date:  19 May 1871
Classmark:  DAR 53.2: 120–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-7764

From R. F. Cooke   29 May 1875

Summary

Asks whether enclosure [missing] has the correct title of Insectivorous plants.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 May 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 454
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10001

From R. F. Cooke   26 June 1875

Summary

Sends first copy of Insectivorous plants to CD. Price must be 15s.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 June 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 455
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10031

To R. F. Cooke   27 June [1875]

Summary

Sorry to hear price of 15s [for Insectivorous plants]. Asks that JM consider 14s. Fears small sale at 15s. It is his fault – he never can help making his books too big.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray, Publishers
Date:  27 June [1875]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 336–7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10032

From R. F. Cooke   28 June 1875

Summary

Agrees to price Insectivorous plants at 14s.

Has CD quoted a price for stereotype plates to D. Appleton?

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  28 June 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 458
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10034

To R. F. Cooke   29 June [1875]

Summary

Mentioned to Appleton only that stereotypes [for Insectivorous plants] would be provided for "a little above cost price". Glad the price of the book will be 14s. He likes making money, but cares more for wider distribution of his books. Is uneasy about sale of Insectivorous plants.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  29 June [1875]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 334–5)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10035

From R. F. Cooke   3 July 1875

Summary

CD’s pessimistic view [of prospective sale of Insectivorous plants] is to blame for the small printing. Murray’s printed only 1250 copies and sold 1700. A thousand more have been ordered.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 July 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 456
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10040

To R. F. Cooke   4 July [1875]

Summary

Very glad about sales [of Insectivorous plants]. CD had hard work to persuade Murray to increase printing to 1250 copies, but owns he thought that number would last for eternity. U. S. publication and French, German, and Russian translations in the offing.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  4 July [1875]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 332–3)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10041

From R. F. Cooke   16 July 1875

Summary

The second printing of 1000 copies [of Insectivorous plants] has sold out. Will print 750 more [3000 in all]. Mudie’s Library and Simpkin & Co. have ordered more copies.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 July 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 457
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10071

From R. F. Cooke   29 July 1875

Summary

Sends CD specimen pages, with two different type spacings, for Climbing plants.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  29 July 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 459
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10100

From R. F. Cooke   31 July 1875

Summary

RC will confer with printer about type, etc., for reprint of Variation.

Only 250 copies remain of [2d ed. of] Descent – will print 1000 more for annual sale.

Expression does not move.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  31 July 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 460
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10105

From R. F. Cooke   3 August 1875

Summary

Murray is willing to make same arrangement with D. Appleton for Climbing plants as for Insectivorous plants.

There will be no difficulty about corrections for reprint of Descent, providing new matter fills same space as old.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  3 Aug 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 461
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10107

From R. F. Cooke   6 August 1875

Summary

Giovanni Canestrini should be reminded that before any plates for another of CD’s books can be sent, payment must be made for those already sent.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Aug 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 462
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10109

From R. F. Cooke   9 August 1875

Summary

Sends papers concerned with [copyright?] registration for French and German editions [of Insectivorous plants].

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Aug 1875
Classmark:  DAR 171: 463
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-10112
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