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Dickens, Charles (1812-1870) Autograph Letter Signed, 26 March 1844.

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2865B
Lot:
21
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$2,214$1,800

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Books & Manuscripts - 2865B
Location:
Boston
Date / Time :
November 15, 2015 11:00AM

Description:

Dickens, Charles (1812-1870) Autograph Letter Signed, 26 March 1844.
Two leaves, each inscribed on one side. To Frederick Oldfield Ward (1817-1877) concerning Thomas Hood's (1799-1845) magazine, and Dickens's intention to contribute a "very short" piece to the next number, as assistance to Hood; promising to do so "with sincere pleasure." Toning, old folds, some foxing, the ink dark and legible, 7 1/4 x 4 1/4 in.
Dickens' characterization of the piece he promises to write is especially apt, as his satirical contribution, a "Threatening Letter to Thomas Hood" published in Hood's Magazine, volume one, January to June 1844, refers to the Tom Thumb craze sweeping England at the time, and describes a method that parents are currently employing to stunt their children's growth.
Estimate $1,500-2,000


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United Kingdom, Charles Dickens, Hood, Thomas Hood

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