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    Sale 5141

    Fine Printed Books & Manuscripts

    12 November 2007, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 153

    DICKENS, Charles (1812-1870). Autograph letter signed to Laman Blanchard, Doughty Street, 'Wednesday morning' [n.y.], 'count upon me as the most enthusiastic and ardent supporter of the plot'; to prove his 'sincerity and earnestness', Dickens plans to visit his friend that very day 'to put myself bodily into your hands' one page, 8vo (browned at inner margin); together with an autograph cheque signed, for the sum of £21 made out to 'wages and house', 25 March 1861 (small hole, not affecting script); and one other fragment.

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    DICKENS, Charles (1812-1870). Autograph letter signed to Laman Blanchard, Doughty Street, 'Wednesday morning' [n.y.], 'count upon me as the most enthusiastic and ardent supporter of the plot'; to prove his 'sincerity and earnestness', Dickens plans to visit his friend that very day 'to put myself bodily into your hands' one page, 8vo (browned at inner margin); together with an autograph cheque signed, for the sum of £21 made out to 'wages and house', 25 March 1861 (small hole, not affecting script); and one other fragment.

    (Samuel) Laman Blanchard (1803-1845), author and journalist, had a wide circle of literary friends, who raised funds to benefit his orphaned children (Dickens, Robert Browning and Thackeray amongst them) following his suicide. (2)


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