Autograph letter signed, to his publishers Bradbury and Evans
requesting 12 copies of Pictures from Italy, 1 page, 8vo, Devonshire Terrace, 18 May 1846, in a red morocco-backed cloth folder, adhesive residue on verso where removed from an album
Dickens received in total 25 copies of Pictures from Italy, his second travel book, and the earliest recorded presentation copies were sent out on 19 May, the day after this letter.
The Letters of Charles Dickens: Volume Four 1844-46, p.547
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