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Darwin Correspondence Project

To V. O. Kovalevsky   17 August 1872

[Leith Hill Place, Surrey.]

Aug 17. 1872

My dear Sir

The cost of the 7 plates which will include 30 figures, is greater than I expected, viz £75 per 1000 copies, paper included. This will increase the price of yr tr. by 1s/6d per copy. I have gone into details & Mr Murray has made a very small charge for commission.1

Please to order from Mr. M. as many copies as you think fit— yours very sincerely | Ch. Darwin


CD had been corresponding with John Murray’s partner, Robert Francis Cooke, on the production costs of Expression. On the increased charges for the plates, see the letter from R. F. Cooke, 16 August 1872.


Cost of plates [for Expression] is greater than expected: £75 per 1000 copies.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Vladimir Onufrievich Kovalevsky
Sent from
Leith Hill Place
Source of text
The National Library of Sweden, Manuscripts (accession 1996/31)
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8475,” accessed on 20 March 2018,

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