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Darwin Correspondence Project

From R. F. Cooke   16 August 1872

50A, Albemarle Street, London, W.

Augt. 16 1872

My dear Sir

The figuring seems to be all correct & so I will send them on to the Company.1

I have this morning made out an estimate for your new work & the item of Heliotypes is indeed a large one, as every 1000 sets will cost us £66—& that is without counting in the preliminary expenses.

I suppose you were convinced the expressions cd. not be portrayed on wood, or it wd have been much cheaper.

I dont see how we can charge a set which costs us 0"1s"4d. without taking into consideration the preliminary expenses less than 0"1"6 & this will bring it to £75— for 1000.!!! How will our American friends & foreign ones like this.2

It will make a terrible hole in the profits of each edition, much more I fear than you imagine.

I write in haste today | Yrs faithfully | Robt. Cooke

C. Darwin Esq

CD annotations

Top of letter: ‘Answered’ pencil

Footnotes

CD had asked Cooke to check the numbering of the plates for Expression (see letter to R. F. Cooke, 15 August 1872).
On the costs of the heliotype plates for Expression, see the letter from R. F. Cooke to G. H. Darwin, 13 August 1872, and the letter to R. F. Cooke, 15 August 1872.

Summary

Cost of plates [for Expression] is very high and will make "a terrible hole in the profits".

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-8473
From
Robert Francis Cooke ; John Murray
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Albemarle St, 50a
Source of text
DAR 171: 416
Physical description
2pp †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8473,” accessed on 23 July 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8473

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 20

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