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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.

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8475,” accessed on 21 May 2018,

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