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From John Murray   12 November [1872]


Price of Expression is 12s.

Sends cheque to pay CD his share of profits on Origin [6th ed.].

Author:  John Murray
Addressee:  Charles Robert Darwin
Date:  12 Nov [1872]
Classmark:  DAR 171: 430
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8622

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  • John Murray, 11 November 1872 . See letter from R.  F.  Cooke, 14 August 1872 . The photographic illustrations in Expression raised the price

To John Murray   11 November 1872


CD is delighted and astonished at sale of Expression,

and pleased with sale of others, except Descent. He fears a new edition of that work may never be required. Would have liked to bring out a thoroughly revised one.

Author:  Charles Robert Darwin
Addressee:  John Murray
Date:  11 Nov 1872
Classmark:  National Library of Scotland (John Murray Archive) (Ms. 42152 ff. 276–7)
Letter no:  DCP-LETT-8620

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  • John Murray, 9 November 1872 . Seven thousand copies of Descent had been printed in 1871; a second edition was published in 1874. Murray may have given CD exact sale figures in a missing enclosure to his letter of 9 November 1872 . See letter from R.  F.  Cooke, 12 February 1872 . See letter from R.  F.  Cooke, 14 August 1872 . The price

From R. F. Cooke   12 February 1872


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

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  • … as well as much new content. John Murray had suggested a price of 7 s. 6 d. for a cheap …
  • … for an even lower price (see Correspondence vol.  19, letter from John Murray, 31 May [ …

From R. F. Cooke   21 August 1872


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

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  • price of £50 for stereotypes of the text and electrotypes of the woodcuts of Expression (see letter from Charles Layton, 13 August 1872 ). CD had forwarded a note from the German publisher Eduard Friedrich Koch, regarding the German translation of Expression ( letter to R.  F.  Cooke, 17 August 1872 ). Electros: electrotypes of the woodcut illustrations. The photographs were reproduced as heliotypes. John
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