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Darwin Correspondence Project

From R. F. Cooke   29 July 1875

50A, Albemarle St. | W.

July 29. 187V

My dear Sir

I send you 2 pages as Specimens for the Climbing Plants.1

No 1 is exactly the same page as Insectivorous Plants & will make 180 pages

No 2 is more spaced out & will make 192 pp & with the Index say 200 pp, & we might if you liked space it out a little more.2

Messrs. Clowes3 are prepared to put on all speed directly we know which you decide upon.

It is much better to use the same sized type for both works

Yours faithfully | Robt. Cooke

Chas. Darwin Esq


‘Climbing plants’ was originally published in 1865 in the Journal of the Proceedings of the Linnean Society. In his ‘Journal’ (Appendix II), CD recorded that he had finished ‘recorrecting’ Climbing plants 2d ed. on 29 March.
Climbing plants 2d ed. had 208 pages including the index.
William Clowes & Sons were the printers for the book.


Climbing plants 2d ed.: The movements and habits of climbing plants. 2d edition. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1875.

‘Climbing plants’: On the movements and habits of climbing plants. By Charles Darwin. [Read 2 February 1865.] Journal of the Linnean Society (Botany) 9 (1867): 1–118.


Sends CD specimen pages, with two different type spacings, for Climbing plants.

Letter details

Letter no.
Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Albemarle St, 50a
Source of text
DAR 171: 459
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10100,” accessed on 28 November 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 23