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From R. F. Cooke   15 August 1877

50A, Albemarle Street, London. W.

Augt. 15 1877

My dear Sir

We have now the set of Electrotypes of the woodcuts in yr last work for Herr Koch & the cost will be 20s/-.1

It would be as well for him to say, how he wishes them sent.

Yours faithfully | Robt. Cooke

Chas. Darwin Esq

We have printed 1250 Copies & not 1000 of your “Forms of Flowers”2


Eduard Koch was head of the German firm E. Schweizerbart’sche Verlagsbuchhandlung, which was publishing a collected edition of CD’s works (Carus trans. 1875–87). The translation of Forms of flowers was published as the third part of volume 9 of this edition (Carus trans. 1877e).


Forms of flowers: The different forms of flowers on plants of the same species. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1877.

Freeman, Richard Broke. 1977. The works of Charles Darwin: an annotated bibliographical handlist. 2d edition. Folkestone, Kent: William Dawson & Sons. Hamden, Conn.: Archon Books, Shoe String Press.


Electrotypes of woodcuts [of Forms of flowers] are ready for Koch [of Schweizerbart]. Murray has printed 1250 copies, instead of 1000 as planned.

Letter details

Letter no.
Robert Francis Cooke; John Murray
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
London, Albemarle St, 50a
Source of text
DAR 171: 490
Physical description

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Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 11107,” accessed on 24 September 2021,