From R. F. Cooke 2 October 1872
50A, Albemarle Street, London, W.
Octr. 2 1872
My dear Sir
This morning we receive a letter from Mr Koch of Stuttgart, about the Heliotypes & he encloses now for the first time the size of the page on which he is printing your new work & you will see that instead of small 8vo. like our edition, it is a regular demy 8vo. page, like yr work on “Variation of Animals & Plants”.1
I will of course go to the Hel: Compy. & see what can be done.2
I have been away a month & find no copies of the 7 Plates delivered here, according to promise. They were to send in, as fast as they finished them 1000 sets, at a time.3
I hope they are not going to throw us over & I think it might be as well if you wrote a rather strong letter on the point to them.
Your’s faithfully | Robt. Cooke
Chas. Darwin Esq
Has learned that German edition [of Expression] will be on larger pages than English one. No copies of heliotype plates [for Expression] have been delivered. Hopes Heliotype Company is not going to throw them over. Suggests CD write a strong letter.
Please cite as
Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8539,” accessed on 24 February 2017, http://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/DCP-LETT-8539