To John Phillips 28 January 1
Down Bromley Kent
My dear Phillips
I have received this morning your very kind present;2 but I am almost ashamed to accept so beautiful a book in return for my old & dry works on Rocks.—3
With very sincere thanks. Believe me. Yours very truly | Ch. Darwin
Thanks JP for beautiful book [? The rivers, mountains and sea-coast of Yorkshire, 2d ed. (1855)].