From R. F. Cooke 25 October 1872
50A, Albemarle Street, London, W.
Octr. 25 1872
My dear Sir
Mr Murray will allow you 18 copies of your new work as he did with the “Descent”, the edition of that work being 2500 Copies & this is only 20001
Of course all other copies shall be charged you at our lowest trade price.
Mr Murray has never settled with you yet for the cheap edition of “Origin” but it has not been forgotten, & shall be looked at after our trade sale when we hope to sell some. Unfortunately we have 50 copies remaining of the old edition, which wont move off!!!2
Yours faithfully | Robt. Cooke
Chas. Darwin Esq
All the foreigners have paid for the Heliotypes & Electros except our Delft friend,3 who has had a copy of the book but nothing else
Murray’s will allow CD 18 copies [of Expression].
All foreign publishers, except Dutch, have paid for the plates.