THE HOLY GRAIL FOR ALL CHARLES DICKENS COLLECTORS!
A SIGNED AUTOGRAPH QUOTATION FROM “A CHRISTMAS CAROL”:
“AND SO, AS TINY TIM OBSERVED, GOD BLESS US EVERY ONE!”
WITH A LETTER OF TRANSMITTAL FROM WILKIE COLLINS
DICKENS, CHARLES. (1812-1870). English novelist of the Victorian era; his numerous beloved works include: “A Christmas Carol”, “A Tale of Two Cities”, “Barnaby Rudge”, “Bleak House”, “David Copperfield”, “Dombey and Son”, “Great Expectations”, “Martin Chuzzlewit”, “Nicholas Nickleby”, “Oliver Twist”, “The Old Curiosity Shop”, and “The Pickwick Papers”.
Simply superb Autograph Quotation Signed, “Charles Dickens”, being the most famous quotation from his timeless Christmas classic: A Christmas Carol, penned on his imprinted Gad’s Hill Place, Higham by Rochester, Kent stationery, with a bold paraph under his name. One page, small square octavo. [approx. 4 1/5 x 5 inches]. Tiny paper loss in 2 corners, else excellent condition. “Saturday, 13th February 1869”. Dickens writes:
“and so, as Tiny Tim observed,
God bless us every one!
This most remarkable quotation is accompanied by a letter from Wilkie Collins wherein he notes sending the quotation, to a “Mrs. Richard”.
COLLINS, (WILLIAM) WILKIE. (1824-89). Noted English novelist and playwright known especially for The Woman in White (1859), a mystery novel and early “sensation novel”, and for The Moonstone (1868), which has been proposed as the first modern English detective novel. Excellent Autograph Letter Signed, “Wilkie Collins”, full page, octavo. “90, Gloucester Place, Portman Square, W. “ [London], February 13, 1869. Laid down to a heavier paper stock, else fine condition. Collins writes: “Dear Mrs. Richard, Here is a line from ‘The Christmas Carol’, copied, dated, and signed by Dickens. I shall be ‘sorting’ some old letters before long – and if I find any autographs of ‘celebrities’, you shall have them. Very truly yours, Wilkie Collins”.
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