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Dickens, Charles 
AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, TO JAMES STANSFELD, JOINT HON. SECRETARY OF THE ITALIAN APPEAL COMMITTEE, REGARDING CORRECTIONS TO AN ADDRESS RELATED TO THE FRENCH ARMY ENCIRCLING ROME
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Dickens, Charles 
AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, TO JAMES STANSFELD, JOINT HON. SECRETARY OF THE ITALIAN APPEAL COMMITTEE, REGARDING CORRECTIONS TO AN ADDRESS RELATED TO THE FRENCH ARMY ENCIRCLING ROME
Estimate
2,0003,000
LOT SOLD. 1,750 USD
JUMP TO LOT

Details & Cataloguing

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Dickens, Charles 
AUTOGRAPH LETTER SIGNED, TO JAMES STANSFELD, JOINT HON. SECRETARY OF THE ITALIAN APPEAL COMMITTEE, REGARDING CORRECTIONS TO AN ADDRESS RELATED TO THE FRENCH ARMY ENCIRCLING ROME
1 1/2 pages (8 3/4 x 7 1/16 in.; 222 x 180 mm) on light blue paper, single sheet folded, written recto and verso in blue ink. Bonchurch, Isle of Wight, 26 August 1849, signed ("Charles Dickens"), with envelope addressed in Dickens's hand. 
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Literature

The Letters of Charles Dickens, Storey and Fielding (editors), V: 599-600

Catalogue Note

The present letter was written to James Stansfeld, who began his career as a solicitor, and then became a member of Parliament, devoting most of his energy to promoting the cause of Italian unity.  "My Dear Sir," Dickens writes, "I can have no objection to the alterations you propose to make in the address.  There are two more, equally slight, which should like to make. For the phrase "almost as new in Rome as Rome is old," I would like to substitute "New in Rome"[.]"  The most notable change that was made in the address was the substitution of "the French Government" for "France" in the statement that the French arm had encircled Rome by means of "an act of such surreptitious baseness that it will remain that is will remain an ineffaceable stain upon the honour and the name of France, through all the coming ages of the world."

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