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    Sale 5141

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts

    12 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 151

    DICKENS, Charles (1812-1870). Autograph letter signed to T[imothy] Yeats Brown, Devonshire Terrace, Wednesday, 14 August 1850, 3 pages, 8vo. Provenance: Timothy Yeats Brown (b.1789), Consul-general at Genoa -- his son, Montagu (1834-1921) (inscribed in pencil); presented to his wife, Agnes, née Bellingham.

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    DICKENS, Charles (1812-1870). Autograph letter signed to T[imothy] Yeats Brown, Devonshire Terrace, Wednesday, 14 August 1850, 3 pages, 8vo. Provenance: Timothy Yeats Brown (b.1789), Consul-general at Genoa -- his son, Montagu (1834-1921) (inscribed in pencil); presented to his wife, Agnes, née Bellingham.

    'Is it a bargain?... say yes, and I elevate my pen in the air after the Roman manner': As Dickens' servants are out of town, he invites the Yeats Browns to dine with him at the Star and Garter in Richmond. He proposes driving them there and dining early, 'so that if we feel disposed for Vauxhall, we may go there, very easily, afterwards.' Dickens has learnt from [his sister-in-law Georgina that the Yeats Browns are going to the opera, and he himself is 'hard at work'.


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