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Darwin Correspondence Project

From R. F. Cooke   12 October 1875

50A, Albemarle Street, London. W.

Oct. 12 1875

My dear Sir

The charge for 500 sets of the Heliotype Illustrations, in your work on Expression is £37.10.0 on paper the same size as our edition1

Yours faithfully | Robt. Cooke

Chas. Darwin Esq

CD annotations

Top of letter: ‘£10 Woodblocks’ pencil


In his letter of 6 October 1875, CD had asked Cooke to tell him the cost of the illustrations for Expression so that he could inform his Italian publisher. The heliotype process was used to reproduce the photographs in Expression.


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


Charge for 500 sets of the heliotype illustrations of Expression is £37 10s 6d.

Letter details

Letter no.
Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Albemarle St, 50a
Source of text
DAR 171: 472
Physical description
1p †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10192,” accessed on 21 January 2022,

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