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From C.-F. Reinwald1   26 March 1868

Paris. 15 Rue des Sts Pères

Mars 26. 1868.

Monsieur

J’ai eu l’honneur de recevoir votre lettre du 10 de ce mois et j’ai aujourdhui le plaisir de vous informer que le Premier Volume de la Traduction française de votre nouvel ouvrage “Animals and Plants” vient de paraître.2

Je me suis empressé d’envoyer le premier exemplaire à votre adresse par entremise de Mess Williams & Norgate de Londres—et de distribuer les 5 autres exemplaires aux adresses indiquées “M. de Quatrefages, M. Naudin, M. Gaudry, M. Camille Dareste à Lille et M Ernest Faivre à Lyon”3 Ces deux derniers ont ete envoyés sous bande par la Poste.

Rien n’a été épargné pour produire un beau livre qui fut digne de vous et du sujet important qu’il traite. J’espère que vous en serez content, et que d’ailleurs son succès sinon aussi rapide qu’en Angleterre, n’en sera pas moins durable.

Mon imprimeur travaille avec ardeur a l’impression du Second volume dont la traduction a déjà éte achevée par Mr. le Colonel Moulinié.4 Dès que ce second volume sera achevé je vous en enverrai un exemplaire par l’entremise de mon ami M. S. Williams,5 comme le premier Volume.

Veuillez bien Monsieur, ne point vous gêner si vous desiriez distribuer d’autres exemplaires gratuits de mon edition. Je m’empresserai toujours de satisfaire à vos demandes. J’ai l’honneur d’étre Monsieur | Votre tres humble Serviteur | C Reinwald

Monsieur Charles Darwin, Down, | Bromley. | Kent

Footnotes

For a translation of this letter, see Correspondence vol. 16, Appendix I.
The reference is to the French edition of Variation (Moulinié trans. 1868). CD’s letter to Reinwald of 10 March 1868 has not been found.
CD’s copy of Moulinié trans. 1868 is in the Darwin Library–Down. The names of Armand de Quatrefages, Charles Victor Naudin, Albert Gaudry, Camille Dareste, and Ernest Faivre appear on CD’s presentation list for the French edition of Variation (see Correspondence vol. 16, Appendix IV).
Reinwald’s printer was the Imprimerie de Jules Claye Paris. Jean Jacques Moulinié was the translator.
Edmund Sydney Williams.

Bibliography

Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 26 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.

Variation: The variation of animals and plants under domestication. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1868.

Translation

From C.-F. Reinwald1   26 March 1868

Paris. 15 Rue des Sts Pères

March 26. 1868.

Dear Sir

I had the honour of receiving your letter of the 10th of this month and today I have the pleasure of informing you that the first volume of the French translation of your new work “Animals and Plants” has just appeared.2

I hastened to send the first copy to your address by way of Messrs Williams & Norgate in London—and to distribute the 5 other copies to the addresses given, “M. de Quatrefages, M. Naudin, M. Gaudry, M. Camille Dareste in Lille, M. Ernest Faivre in Lyon.”3 These last two have been sent by book-post.

Nothing has been spared to produce a fine book which is worthy of you and of the important subject that it addresses. I hope that you will be pleased with it and, moreover, that its success, if not as speedy as in England, will be no less enduring.

My printer is working zealously on the printing of the Second volume, whose translation has already been finished by Colonel Moulinié.4 As soon as the second volume is finished, I will send you a copy by way of my friend Mr S. Williams,5 just as for the first volume.

Please do not hesitate, Sir, if you should wish to distribute further free copies of my edition. I will always hasten to fulfil your requests.

I have the honour of being, Sir, your most humble Servant | C Reinwald

Charles Darwin, Down, | Bromley. | Kent

Footnotes

For a transcription of this letter in its original French, see part I: 325–6.
The reference is to the French edition of Variation (Moulinié trans. 1868). CD’s letter to Reinwald of 10 March 1868 has not been found.
CD’s copy of Moulinié trans. 1868 is in the Darwin Library–Down. The names of Armand de Quatrefages, Charles Victor Naudin, Albert Gaudry, Camille Dareste, and Ernest Faivre appear on CD’s presentation list for the French edition of Variation (see Correspondence vol.16, Appendix IV).
Reinwald’s printer was the Imprimerie de Jules Claye Paris. Jean Jacques Moulinié was the translator.
Edmund Sydney Williams.

Bibliography

Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 26 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.

Variation: The variation of animals and plants under domestication. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1868.

Summary

French translation of Variation has just appeared. Copies sent to Quatrefages de Bréau, C. V. Naudin, A. J. Gaudry, Camille Dareste, and Ernest Faivre.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-6053
From
Charles-Ferdinand Reinwald
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Paris
Source of text
DAR 176: 91
Physical description
2pp (French)

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6053,” accessed on 24 October 2019, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-6053.xml

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 16

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