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From R. F. Cooke   3 August 1875

50A, Albemarle St. | W.

Augt. 3. 1875

My dear Sir

Mr Murray will be very willing to make the same arrangement with Messrs. Appletons for the “Climbing Plants” as with the “Insectivorous Plants” in proportion to the expenses.1

There is no hurry about the reprint of the “Descent” & there will be no difficulty about correcting the plates, or even taking out matter, provided always you fill up the space with new matter to the same quantity.2

I have not yet seen Mr Clowes about the “Variations”3

Yours faithfully | Robt. Cooke

Chas Darwin Esq

CD annotations

1.1 Messrs. Appletons 1.2] underl red crayon
1.2 Climbing] underl red crayon

Footnotes

Insectivorous plants was published by John Murray in London on 2 July 1875 (CD’s ‘Journal’ (Appendix II)). D. Appleton & Co., CD’s US publishers, paid £50 for stereotype plates (Insectivorous plants US ed.; letter from R. F. Cooke, 3 July 1875). Appleton published the US edition of Climbing plants 2d ed. in 1876 (Climbing plants US ed.). See Freeman 1977.
See letter from R. F. Cooke, 31 July 1875 and n. 2; no intervening letter from CD about corrections for a reprint of Descent 2d ed. has been found.
Edward Arnott Clowes of the printing firm William Clowes & Sons. See letter from R. F. Cooke, 31 July 1875. Variation 2d ed. was published in February 1876 (Publishers’ circular, 1 March 1876, p. 168); it was printed by William Clowes & Sons.

Bibliography

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

Climbing plants US ed.: The movements and habits of climbing plants. 2d edition, revised. By Charles Darwin. New York: D. Appleton. 1876.

Descent 2d ed.: The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex. By Charles Darwin. 2d edition. London: John Murray. 1874.

Freeman, Richard Broke. 1977. The works of Charles Darwin: an annotated bibliographical handlist. 2d edition. Folkestone, Kent: William Dawson & Sons. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, Shoe String Press.

Insectivorous plants. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1875.

Insectivorous plants US ed. By Charles Darwin. New York: D. Appleton & Co. 1875.

Variation 2d ed.: The variation of animals and plants under domestication. By Charles Darwin. 2d edition. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1875.

Summary

Murray is willing to make same arrangement with D. Appleton for Climbing plants as for Insectivorous plants.

There will be no difficulty about corrections for reprint of Descent, providing new matter fills same space as old.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-10107
From
Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Albemarle St, 50a
Source of text
DAR 171: 461
Physical description
2pp †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10107,” accessed on 8 August 2020, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-10107.xml

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

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