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Darwin Correspondence Project

To Bibliographisches Institut   28 August 1876

Down, | Beckenham, Kent. | Railway Station | Orpington. S.E.R.

Aug 28 1876


I am very much obliged for your kind present of the new edition of Brehm’s Thier leben, The illustrations are admirable; but it wd be superfluous in me to express any opinion on this work, as I have plainly shewn in my Descent of Man how much I have profited by it, & how much I value it.1

With my best thanks I remain Gentlemen | your obliged servant | Charles Darwin


The publisher had evidently sent CD the first volume of the second edition of Alfred Edmund Brehm’s Thierleben (Brehm et al. 1876–9). There are nine volumes of the ten-volume work in the Darwin Library–Down (the missing volume is vol. II, part 1).


Thanks for A. E. Brehm’s Thierleben [2d ed. (1876)].

Letter details

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Charles Robert Darwin
Bibliographisches Institut
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Source of text
Cleveland Health Sciences Library (Robert M. Stecher collection)
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Please cite as

Darwin Correspondence Project, “Letter no. 10583,” accessed on 19 September 2021,

Also published in The Correspondence of Charles Darwin, vol. 24