Thanks JO for his The Andes and the Amazon.
Is sorry he has failed to get any information on the horse’s tooth.
Down. | Beckenham. | Kent. S.E.
My dear Sir
I received the day before yesterday your “Andes & the Amazon”, &most sincerely thank you for your present.— I feel deeply sensibleof the honour which you have conferred on me by your kindly expressedDedication, & for the frequent notices in your text of my Journal.f2You will make this old book of mine quite well known in your great country.
Your work is most elegantly illustrated & got up: I have as yet hadtime to read only as far as page 105, but I like extremely all that Ihave read, & I look forward with much pleasure to each evening forcontinuing it
Your account of Quito is quite new to me & your descriptions bring thescenes before my eyes with much power.f3 It has caused me much regretthat I failed to procure information about the Horse’stooth: I wrote a second time & called on Prof. Huxley.f4 Each time I amsure he intended to compare the tooth & give his judgment; but in fact heundertakes much more than mortal man can do, & is half-workedto death.— I hope & fully expect that your book will be in everyway highly successful.
With cordial thanks, believe me | Dear Sir | Yours truly obliged | Ch. Darwin