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From C.-F. Reinwald1   15 February 1877

Paris.

Febr. 15th. 1877

To Charles Darwin Esq. |  Down, Beckenham | Kent

Cher Monsieur

Depuis notre dernière lettre du 16 Novembre nous avons eu l’honneur de recevoir la vôtre du 18 du même mois, ainsi que plus tard le volume On Cross and Self Fertilisation, que vous avez publié et pour lequel vous avez la gracieuseté de nous offrir le droit de traduction en français.2

Nous sommes heureux de pouvoir vous dire que nous nous sommes entendus avec Mr le Professeur Heckel de Grenoble pour cette traduction et que nous avons déjà commencé à en faire faire la composition typographique. Comme il a été convenu entre vous et le Professeur Heckel les épreuves de la traduction vous seront soumises avant le tirage.3

Les Plantes insectivores sont toujours encore sous presse et ne paraîtront guère avant la fin du présent mois.4

Le sujet spécial du livre sur les Plantes grimpantes n’a permis jusqu’ ici que’une vente limitée.5 Vous pouvez pourtant être assuré que dès que le chiffre de vent〈e〉s nécessaires pour couvrir nos frais aura été obtenu, nous vous ferons jouir du percentage convenu lequel sera proportionné au prix du volume et en nombre du tirage.

Nous espérons que pour les Insectivores et la Cross Fertilisation nous pourrons compter sur un plus large débit et que par conséquent le percentage de ces deux volumes sera plus promptement réalisé.

Veuillez agréer, Monsieur, l’expression de nos sentiments de dévouement et de reconnaissance | C Reinwald & C

Footnotes

For a translation of this letter, see Appendix I.
Reinwald’s letter and CD’s reply have not been found. Reinwald’s name appears on CD’s presentation list for Cross and self fertilisation (Correspondence vol. 24, Appendix III, n. 36).
Édouard Marie Heckel’s French translation of Cross and self fertilisation (Heckel trans. 1877) was published in 1877. See Correspondence vol. 24, letter from E. M. Heckel, 27 December 1876.
The French translation of Insectivorous plants was made by Edmond Barbier; it was published in 1877 (Barbier trans. 1877).
Richard Gordon’s French translation of Climbing plants was published in 1877 (R. Gordon trans. 1877).

Bibliography

Climbing plants: On the movements and habits of climbing plants. By Charles Darwin. London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green; Williams & Norgate. 1865.

Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 27 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.

Cross and self fertilisation: The effects of cross and self fertilisation in the vegetable kingdom. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1876.

Insectivorous plants. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1875.

Translation

From C.-F. Reinwald1   15 February 1877

Paris.

Febr. 15th. 1877

To Charles Darwin Esq. |  Down, Beckenham | Kent

Dear Sir

Following our last letter of 16 November we had the honour of receiving yours of the 18th of the same month, and later the volume On Cross and Self Fertilization as well, which you have published and for which you have graciously offered us the French translation rights.2

We are happy to be able to inform you that we have come to an agreement with Professor Heckel of Grenoble for this translation and that we have already begun to have the type set. As was agreed between you and Professor Heckel the proofs of the translation will be submitted to you before printing.3

Insectivorous plants is still being printed and will hardly appear before the end of this month.4

The specialist subject of the book on climbing Plants has only allowed for a limited sale.5 You can be assured however that as soon as the number of sales required to cover our costs is reached we will ensure you enjoy the percentage agreed based on the cost of the volume and the size of the print run.

We hope that for the Insectivores and Cross Fertilisation we will be able to expect a larger output and consequently the percentage on these two volumes will be achieved more rapidly.

Please accept, sir, the expression of our devotion and gratitude | C Reinwald & C

Footnotes

For a transcription of this letter in its original French, see p. QQQQ.
Reinwald’s letter and CD’s reply have not been found. Reinwald’s name appears on CD’s presentation list for Cross and self fertilisation (Correspondence vol. 24, Appendix III, n. 36).
Édouard Marie Heckel’s French translation of Cross and self fertilisation (Heckel trans. 1877) was published in 1877. See Correspondence vol. 24, letter from E. M. Heckel, 27 December 1876.
The French translation of Insectivorous plants was made by Edmond Barbier; it was published in 1877 (Barbier trans. 1877).
Richard Gordon’s French translation of Climbing plants was published in 1877 (R. Gordon trans. 1877).

Bibliography

Climbing plants: On the movements and habits of climbing plants. By Charles Darwin. London: Longman, Green, Longman, Roberts & Green; Williams & Norgate. 1865.

Correspondence: The correspondence of Charles Darwin. Edited by Frederick Burkhardt et al. 27 vols to date. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press. 1985–.

Cross and self fertilisation: The effects of cross and self fertilisation in the vegetable kingdom. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1876.

Insectivorous plants. By Charles Darwin. London: John Murray. 1875.

Summary

Reports on French translations of Cross and self-fertilisation, Climbing plants, and Insectivorous plants.

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-10846
From
Charles-Ferdinand Reinwald
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Paris
Source of text
DAR 176: 104
Physical description
2pp (French)

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10846,” accessed on 16 May 2021, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-10846.xml

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