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I am enclosing my letter for Mother's birthday; please
include it with yours.
I have bought the book about Michel, with etchings after his
pictures; as soon as I have finished it, I will send it to you.
Yet Michel is not nearly so beautiful as the landscape
described in Adam Bede which impressed us both so much. There
is also a painting by Bonington which is almost
“it” but not quite. When you have a chance
and I have finished the book, please lend it, in my name, to
Uncle Cor; but I want it to be yours. I see the pictures
themselves, so you may as well have the descriptions and
etchings after them.
Compliments to the Haanebeeks, Carbentuses, Van Stockums,
Mauve, and Roos when you see them.
Best wishes, always your loving brother, Vincent
Also give the book by Michel to Mr. Tersteeg to read.
At this time, Vincent was 22 year old
Vincent van Gogh. Letter to Theo van Gogh. Written 4 September 1875 in Paris. Translated by Mrs. Johanna van Gogh-Bonger, edited by Robert Harrison, number 036.
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