Lot #627
Charles Dickens Autograph Letter Signed

Dickens agrees to review a manuscript, but warns: "I have never known myself to possess the least influence with any publisher"
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Estimate: $2500+

Description

Dickens agrees to review a manuscript, but warns: "I have never known myself to possess the least influence with any publisher"

ALS, one page, 4.5 x 6.5, Tavistock House letterhead, April 5, 1858. Handwritten letter to Nelson Lee, agreeing to look over his manuscript. In full: "I will with pleasure look over your manuscript and tell you what I think of it, if you will address it to me here at your convenience. But I am bound. to add that here my power of rendering you any service will stop, for I have never known myself to possess the least influence with any publisher, on behalf of another person." Attractively double-matted with an engraved portrait to an overall size of 13 x 10. In fine condition. Accompanied by a full letter of authenticity from JSA. Tavistock House was the London home of Charles Dickens and his family from 1851 to 1860, and where he wrote Bleak House, Hard Times, Little Dorrit, and A Tale of Two Cities. A desirable literary letter from one of the 19th century's foremost authors.

Auction Info

  • Auction Title: Fine Autograph and Artifacts, Ft. Animation
  • Dates: #620 - Ended November 10, 2021





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