From Robert Francis Cooke 5 December 1870
50A, Albemarle Street, London, W.
Decr. 5 1870
My dear Sir
We have just heard from Rotterdam that the 1st. Volume of yr new work is announced there for publication on the 10th.1
Are you aware that they intend to publish Vol 1 by itself.?
We have sent them the Electros, so they can do so unless they are desired to the contrary.2
When do you think we may be able to publish the 2 Vols here?3
Yours faithfully | Robt. Cooke
Chas. Darwin Esq
Has just heard that 1st volume of Dutch edition [of Descent] has been announced for 10 December. Was CD aware that the Dutch intended to publish vol. 1 by itself?