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From Cassell, Petter & Galpin   31 December 1868

Belle Sauvage Printing Works, | Ludgate Hill, E.C. | London,

Dec 31st 1868

Charles Darwin Esq | Bromley Kent

For use only in the works of Mr. Charles Darwin published in the English Language only.

Electrotypes from Brehms Tierleben:—1

Vol I p 54 Diana 20 sq. inches @ 9d 15 " " 57 Cercopithecus 20 " 15 " " 119 Pithecia 11 " 8 3 Vol III p 317 Chlamidera 20 " 15 " " 324 Paradisea 20 " 15 " " 745 Rupicola 20 " 15 " " 752 Cephalops 20 " 15 " Vol IV p 109 Lophonus 20 " 15 " " 111 Stegamurus 20 " 15 " " 362 Cupidonia 20 " 15 " " 471 Polyplectron 25 " 18 9 " 625 Philomachus 20 " 15 " " 709 Palamedea 25 " 18 9 " 743 Rhynchaea 20 " 15 £ 10 10 9

Recd. for Cassell, Petter & Galpin2

E Bray Esq

2/1/69

CD annotations

Top of letter:

‘There are 76 cuts 14 Brehm — 62 on sale for 14£’ ink

Footnotes

CD had been given the first four volumes of Alfred Edmund Brehm’s Illustrirtes Thierleben (Brehm et al. 1864–9). The plates listed were used in Descent. The species referred to are Cercopithecus diana (the Diana monkey; see Descent 2: 311), C. petaurista (the lesser white-nosed monkey; see Descent 2: 309), Pithecia satanas (the black saki, now Chiropotes satanas, the black-bearded saki; see Descent 2: 283), Chlamydera maculata (the spotted bowerbird; see Descent 2: 70), Paradisea rubra (the red bird-of-paradise, now Paradisaea rubra; see Descent 2: 75), Rupicola crocea (cock-of-the-rock, now Rupicola rupicola, the Guianan cock-of-the-rock; see Descent 2: 88), Cephalopterus ornatus (the umbrella bird, now the Amazonian umbrella bird; see Descent 2: 59), Lophornis ornatus (the tufted coquette; see Descent 2: 76), Steganurus underwoodi (now Ocreatus underwoodii, the booted racket-tail; see Descent 2: 77 (Spathura underwoodi)), Cupidonia americana (the prairie chicken, now Tympanachus cupido, the greater prairie chicken; see Descent 2: 57), Polyplectron chinquis (now Polyplectron bicalcaratum, the grey peacock-pheasant; see Descent 2: 90), Philomachus pugnax (the ruff; see Descent 2: 42 (Machetes pugnax)), Palamedea cornuta (the anhima, now Anhima cornuta, the horned screamer; see Descent 2: 47: the plate was in Brehm et al. 1864–9, 4: 739, not 709 as given in the letter), and Rhynchaea capensis (the painted snipe, now Rostratula benghalensis, the greater painted snipe; see Descent 2: 202). See also letter to Bibliographisches Institut, Hildburghausen, 8 June 1868.
Cassell, Petter & Galpin had acquired translation rights to Brehm et al. 1864–9. The section on birds was published as Cassell’s book of birds (Brehm [1870–3]).

Bibliography

Brehm, Alfred Edmund. [1870–3.] Cassell’s book of birds. Translated by Thomas Rymer Jones. (Translation of part 2 of Illustrirtes Thierleben.) 4 vols. in 2. London: Cassell, Petter, and Galpin.

Descent: The descent of man, and selection in relation to sex. By Charles Darwin. 2 vols. London: John Murray. 1871.

Summary

Bill for electrotypes from Brehm’s Thierleben [for use in Variation].

Letter details

Letter no.
DCP-LETT-6518
From
Cassell, Petter & Galpin
To
Charles Robert Darwin
Sent from
Ludgate Hill
Source of text
DAR 161: 124
Physical description
AD 1p †

Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 6518,” accessed on 29 March 2020, https://www.darwinproject.ac.uk/letter/DCP-LETT-6518.xml

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

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