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From R. F. Cooke   1 November 1871

Summary

Suggests CD have Origin [6th ed.] stereotyped.

Will sell out remaining copies of Descent at forthcoming trade sale, print off 500 or 1000 more, and then have the type distributed.

14 copies of C. Wright’s pamphlet have been sold.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 404
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8044

To R. F. Cooke   4 November 1871

Summary

Agrees to stereotyping Origin [6th ed.].

Asks that 500 or 1000 more copies of Descent be printed. Will make no corrections except the number of thousands on title page. Would like to revise [Descent] if it goes on selling.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  4 Nov 1871
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 238–9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8052

From R. F. Cooke   16 November 1871

Summary

Almost 600 copies of Descent sold at trade sale, with 120 left in stock. Suggests printing another 1000 to give more time for correcting the work for 2d edition.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Nov 1871
Classmark:  DAR 171: 405
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8071

To R. F. Cooke   17 November 1871

Summary

Has decided that 1000 copies of Descent should be printed. Will make no alterations. "If it goes on selling it will shew that it is worth a thorough revision."

The U. S. sale of Descent (10000 copies) is larger than in England.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  17 Nov 1871
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 236–7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8074
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