R. F. Cooke to Charles Darwin (11th October, 1872)
R. F. Cooke of the publishing company John Murray, to Charles Darwin (27th July, 1872)
This letter mentions translations, illustrations, and other arrangements for Expression.
R. F. Cooke of the publishing company John Murray, to Charles Darwin (25th November, 1872)
Murray’s must publish [Expression] tomorrow with only 4000 copies, because the plates for 3000 additional copies have not yet been delivered. The trade and public will be dissatisfied. It may be advisable to get police to defend the house.
Robert Francis Cooke (1816–91) was a Partner in John Murray’s publishing company, which published many of Darwin’s books.
He notes that D. Appleton (American publishers of works by Darwin, Thomas Henry Huxley, and Herbert Spencer) has been sent 3000 sets of plates [for Expression], and that he hopes to publish [Expression] on 12 Nov.