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Darwin Correspondence Project

To R. F. Cooke   23 August 1872

Down, | Beckenham, Kent.

Aug 23. 1872

My dear Sir

Thanks for the enclosed.1 Herr Ijkema of Delft in Holland has applied to me for right of translation;2 but when he hears the cost of the plates he may change his mind. They generally publish, small edits in Holland, & I have ventured to tell him that you wd supply him with less than 1000 copies on the scale of £75.3 So please to remember, if he applies to you, that he has my consent.

My dear Sir | yours sincerely | Ch. Darwin


The enclosure has not been found.
Cooke had recommended charging £75 per 1000 copies for the plates of Expression, which were being printed by the Heliotype Company (see letter from R. F. Cooke, 16 August 1872).


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


CD has given translation right [for Expression] to Dutch publisher Joh. Ijkema.

Letter details

Letter no.
Charles Robert Darwin
Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Sent from
Source of text
National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 269–70)
Physical description
LS 2pp

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 8482,” accessed on 25 September 2023,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 20