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Charles Dickens Letter and CDV

Charles Dickens handwritten letter, one page, Tavistock House, Tavistock Square, London dated Monday, April 5, 1858. To Nelson Lee, agreeing to look over his manuscript and to tell him what he thinks of it, but adding 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…" Traces of mounting along top edge (with small paper loss at upper left, affecting no text). Toning. Dimensions: 7"h x 4.5"w. Provenance: David J. Holmes Autographs, Philadelphia, PA, 4/96 thence to present owner.

Charles Dickens CDV depicting Dickens in a seated pose. Marked verso, "Cartes de Visite / D. Appleton & Co. / …..A.A. Turner / Photographer." Dimensions: 4" x 2.5". Toning, pencil notations verso, small losses at upper corners, discoloration at right mid margin.

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Starting Price: $500
Estimate: $1,000 - $2,500
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Witherell's strives to provide as much information and photographs as possible but encourages in-person inspection by bidders. Condition statements are only for general guidance and should not be relied upon as complete statements of fact and do not constitute a representation, warranty or assumption of liability by Witherell's. All lots are sold "AS IS" under the Terms and Conditions. Methods of payment are cash, check, money orders, or wire transfer for foreign payments. Please note we do not accept credit cards. This auction has a buyer's premium of 21% when bidding through witherells.com.