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Darwin Correspondence Project

From R. F. Cooke   21 August 1872

50, Albemarle St. | W.

Augt. 21. 1872

My dear Sir

I have desired the Heliotype people, to proceed with the printing off, of 2000 sets at once for ourselves.1

I have written to Appleton’s agent, to say the price of 1000 sets will be £75.0.02

I also answered Mr Koch & told him neither the Electros or Heliotypes would be despatched unless paid for in advance.3

I have also made arrangements for the Index & I suppose all the Sheets, you have returned for press, may be considered safe to begin upon.

Mr Murray4 returns from Scotland this week & I hope to get away, the end of next week.

Yours faithfully | Robt. Cooke

C. Darwin Esq

Footnotes

The photographic plates for Expression were being printed by the London Heliotype Company.
The agent of the US publisher, D. Appleton and Co., was Charles Layton; he had agreed to the price of £50 for stereotypes of the text and electrotypes of the woodcuts of Expression (see letter from Charles Layton, 13 August 1872).
CD had forwarded a note from the German publisher Eduard Friedrich Koch, regarding the German translation of Expression (letter to R. F. Cooke, 17 August 1872). Electros: electrotypes of the woodcut illustrations. The photographs were reproduced as heliotypes.
John Murray.

Bibliography

Expression: The expression of the emotions in man and animals. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1872.

Summary

Has ordered printing of 2000 sets of illustrations [for Expression] for Murray’s and informed D. Appleton of price per thousand. Has answered letter from Eduard Koch [of Schweizerbart]. Has also arranged for index.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-8479
From
Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Albemarle St, 50
Source of text
DAR 171: 417
Physical description
2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8479,” accessed on 18 October 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-8479.xml

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

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