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DICKENS, Charles.
Dickens?s signature, along with that of his father and of John Forster Esquire, on a small envelope.
[1846?] 1846 - A single 8vo leaf, folded & with (broken) seal to form a small envelope, approx. 11 x 7cm, written on one side only in black ink. It is not clear what this signed leaf refers to. The uppermost line reads ?Favored by John Forster Esquire?; beneath this is the signature of Dickens?s father ?John Dickens Esquire?, and the third and last line bears the signature of Charles Dickens himself. The note appears to be an endorsement for something or someone, and shows the three signatories to be in agreement. It may refer to the dramatisation of Dickens?s Christmas Book The Battle of Life, written while Dickens was in Lausanne in the summer of 1846. A similar memo written to the actor Robert Keeley at this time, and cited in the collection of Edwin W. Coggeshall, is described as having a note on the back reading ?favored by John Forster, Charles Dickens, & &? The letter, now in the Huntington Library, is recorded in Pilgrim Letters vol. IV, but without mention of the note. It dates to the earlier part of Dickens?s career, the signature is in black ink. John Dickens, who died in 1851 is still alive. PLEASE NOTE: For customers within the UK and the EU, this item is subject to VAT. [Attributes: Signed Copy]
Bookseller: Jarndyce, The 19th Century Booksellers
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