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From R. F. Cooke   12 February 1872

Summary

Sends first copy of new [6th] edition of Origin. Expenses have been much higher than estimated because of extensive revisions. 3000 copies retailing at 6s would yield only £100 profit. Suggests fixing price at 7s 6d.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Feb 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 407
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8209

From R. F. Cooke   27 July 1872

Summary

Foreign translations, illustrations, and other arrangements for Expression. Foreign publishers must be bound not to publish before the English edition is out.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  27 July 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 410
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8430

To R. F. Cooke   29 July 1872

Summary

Queries and suggestions for arrangements about foreign editions of Expression.

CD must see proofs for lettering on the plates [for Expression] to ensure that it matches the text.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  29 July 1872
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 263–6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8433

From R. F. Cooke   1 August 1872

Summary

Answers CD’s questions on arrangements for forthcoming publication of Expression – including cost of stereotypes, woodcuts, and photo reproductions for foreign translations.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  1 Aug 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 411
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8444

To R. F. Cooke   4 August 1872

Summary

Asks whether he can tell Appleton that Murray will supply clichés and stereotypes [for Expression] at only a small profit. Will make same offer to other foreign editors. Prefers that W. S. Dallas prepare the index.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  4 Aug 1872
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 258–9)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8451

From R. F. Cooke   6 August 1872

Summary

Sends Murray’s cheque for £315 for the last issue of Descent.

Details regarding foreign editions of Expression.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  6 Aug 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 412
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8452

To R. F. Cooke   7 August 1872

Summary

On arrangements for paying for stereotyped plates for Expression. D. Appleton will be told not to publish "an hour before" Murray.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  7 Aug 1872
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 255–6)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8455

To R. F. Cooke   8 August [1872]

Summary

Cannot understand the estimate of the Heliotype Company [for plates for Expression]. Discusses the original agreement as he understood it.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  8 Aug [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 96: 150–1
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8458

From R. F. Cooke   9 August 1872

Summary

Agrees on price for supplying Appleton with Expression electrotypes and stereotypes. Difficulties with heliotypes [for illustrations of Expression].

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  9 Aug 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 413
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8460

To R. F. Cooke   10 August [1872]

Summary

CD suggests fair way for the Heliotype Company to charge for new negatives and copies of plates.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  10 Aug [1872]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 f. 257)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8463

From R. F. Cooke to G. H. Darwin   13 August 1872

Summary

Explains the cost of heliotype plates [for Expression] and the consequent need to raise the price of the book.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  13 Aug 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 414
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8467

To R. F. Cooke   [14 August 1872]

Summary

Is greatly relieved to hear that the estimate [of the Heliotype Company] was a mistake. Sends lettered copies of seven plates for Expression, and discusses payment to be made by foreign editors for copies of the plates.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  [14 Aug 1872]
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 253–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8468

From R. F. Cooke   14 August 1872

Summary

Sends a set of plates [for Expression]. Price of the book must be 12s instead of 10s 6d, or 14s instead of 12s.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  14 Aug 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 415
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8469

To R. F. Cooke   15 August 1872

Summary

Arrangements for the plates for Expression and charges to be made for them to foreign editors.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  15 Aug 1872
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 260–1)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8471

From R. F. Cooke   16 August 1872

Summary

Cost of plates [for Expression] is very high and will make "a terrible hole in the profits".

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 Aug 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 416
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8473

To R. F. Cooke   17 August 1872

Summary

Will inform all foreign publishers that John Murray will supply 1000 copies of heliotype plates [for Expression] for £75. CD would not have used so many photos had he foreseen the cost, but woodcuts would not have done.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  17 Aug 1872
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 283–4)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8474

From R. F. Cooke   21 August 1872

Summary

Has ordered printing of 2000 sets of illustrations [for Expression] for Murray’s and informed D. Appleton of price per thousand. Has answered letter from Eduard Koch [of Schweizerbart]. Has also arranged for index.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  21 Aug 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 417
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8479

To R. F. Cooke   23 August 1872

Summary

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

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Date:  23 Aug 1872
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 269–70)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8482

From R. F. Cooke   23 August 1872

Summary

Cost of impression of the heliotype plates [for Expression] is so high that he asks CD to consider having a set photographed onto wood and then engraved. Index [for Expression] is in hand.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  23 Aug 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 418
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8483

From R. F. Cooke   26 August 1872

Summary

Defers to CD and has ordered 2000 sets of impressions from heliotype plates [for Expression] for Murray’s and 3000 sets for Appleton. Also has directed printer to send Appleton a set of stereotype plates of the work and the woodcuts.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  26 Aug 1872
Classmark:  DAR 171: 419
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8487
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