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Dickens, Charles
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305
Dickens, Charles
Estimate
3,0005,000
LOT SOLD. 2,125 USD
JUMP TO LOT

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Dickens, Charles
Autograph letter signed ("Charles Dickens"), 1 page (7 x 4 1/2 in.; 178 x 114 mm) on a bifolium of personal letterhead, Boston, 6 April 1868, to Howard M. Ticknor; verso of second leaf lightly soiled.
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Literature

The Letters of Charles Dickens, Pilgrim Ed., 12:91

Catalogue Note

Near the end of his second trip to the United States, an exhausted Dickens makes arrangements for a social engagement with his American publisher. "Two considerations in reference to Thursday: 1. I am so nervous and shaken, that I should be in danger of tumbling to pieces, if I tried to sit behind your fast trotting horse. 2. I must have a carriage on that day, to go about and leave some cards.

"Question therefore respectfully submitted: whether visit to Mrs. Ticknor in gorgeous equipage turned out unter Parkerian contract [that is, the Parker House Hotel] is admissable as compromise and at what hour?"

THE JAMES S. COPLEY LIBRARY: ARTS & SCIENCES, INCLUDING THE MARK TWAIN COLLECTION

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