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Lot #491
Charles Dickens

Dickens quotes A Christmas Carol

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Dickens quotes A Christmas Carol

Immensely desirable AQS on an off-white 4.5 x 7 stationery sheet, which reads, in full: "'And so, as Tiny Tim observed, God bless us every one!' Charles Dickens, Knebworth, Tuesday Eighteenth June, 1861." Housed with a handsome engraving of Dickens inside a red leather presentation folder, 9 x 11.25, with attractive gilt text and design to cover and interior boards. In very good to fine condition, with scattered light foxing, and light toning along the edges from prior display.

Boasting bold handwriting and a crisp, neat signature, this handwritten quote captures the final line of Dickens’s classic 1843 novella A Christmas Carol—only the third AQS we have offered from the great Victorian scribe, and the very first from what is perhaps his most enduring and celebrated work. A simply resplendent offering dating to a month before the publication of his penultimate novel, Great Expectations.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autographs and Artifacts
  • Dates: #541 - Ended December 05, 2018

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