Autograph Letter Signed ‘C.L.Bonaparte’, to “Dear old but most wicked friend”, sending another proof sheet, and insisting that this time it is sent back by return “corrected or if not corrected spoilt or improved”, referring also to “Beachey’s Preface”. In English. 1 page 7 x 4½ inches, in good condition. Leyden, 3 May 1856. Charles Bonaparte (1803-57), son of Lucien Bonaparte, scientist and politician, author of American Ornithology (1825-33) and many other works.