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From R. F. Cooke   23 February 1869

50A, Albemarle Street, London, W.

Feby 23 1869

My dear Sir

I think the expense of Fritz Muller, will be about £86 for 750 Copies—or less than £10 extra for 1000.1 I will order a stoutish paper & as the book will be 160 pages we might put 5/ or 6/– on it & then there would be a profit.2

Yours faithfully | Robt. Cooke

C. Darwin Esq

CD annotations

Verso of letter: ‘100 copies at 5s = 500s = 25 £ | 500 copies 125 £’ ink


See letter from R. F. Cooke, 22 February 1869. Cooke refers to the English translation of Fritz Müller’s Für Darwin (F. Müller 1864a; Dallas trans. 1869).
Facts and arguments for Darwin (Dallas trans. 1869) was published in March 1869; the retail price was 6s. (Publishers’ Circular, 1 April 1869, p. 201).


Estimates cost of F. Müller’s Facts and arguments for Darwin at £86 for 750 copies, less than £10 extra for 1000.

Letter details

Letter no.
Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Albemarle St, 50a
Source of text
DAR 171: 365
Physical description

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6629,” accessed on 8 December 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 17