Sends a sheet of proofs. Will hold four others until he hears from VOK, because of expensive postage. Thinks illustrating Russian translation [of Variation] with woodcuts from A. E. Brehm's work [Illustrirtes Thierleben, 4 vols. (1864–7)] is an excellent idea.
Down. | Bromley. | Kent. S.E.
I enclose a sheet & have 4 others ready to send but as each sheet with the envelope weighs an ounce the postage will be very expensive to you. Therefore I will wait till I hear again before sending the 4 other sheets.
With respect to what you say about illustrating my book with wood cuts from Brehm's
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I have not seen Brehm's work nor do I know where I c
Believe me dear Sir | yours very faithfully | Ch. Darwin
- f1 5562.f1The year is established by the relationship between this letter and the letter from V. O. Kovalevsky, 15 May 1867.
- f2 5562.f2Kovalevsky had asked CD to send the sheets of Variation for his Russian translation not pre-paid (letter from V. O. Kovalevsky, 15 May 1867).
- f3 5562.f3CD refers to Brehm et al. 1864--9 (see letter from V. O. Kovalevsky, 15 May 1867).