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From R. F. Cooke   16 June 1874


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


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
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