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From R. F. Cooke   16 June 1874

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In doubt about size of printing of the 2d edition of Descent. Profit on 2000 at 12s would be only £250.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  16 June 1874
Classmark:  DAR 171: 439
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9493

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  • price and quality of the edition, see the letter to R.  F.  Cooke, 10 April [1874] , and the letter to John

From R. F. Cooke   17 November 1874

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Booksellers approve of [9s] price for 2d edition of Descent. 1350 copies were sold at annual sale.

Author:  Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  17 Nov 1874
Classmark:  DAR 171: 443
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-9721

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  • John Murray, had originally intended to charge twelve shillings for Descent 2d ed.  but just before his sale dinner for leading booksellers he decided to reduce the price
Document type
letter[X]
Author
Cooke, R. F. (2)
John Murray[X]
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Correspondent
Cooke, R. F. (2)
Darwin, C. R. (2)
John Murray[X]
Date
1874
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