• Fine Printed Books, Manuscript auction at Christies

    Sale 5829

    Fine Printed Books, Manuscripts, Traditional Sports

    23 November 2009, London, South Kensington

  • Lot 132

    DICKENS, Charles (1812-1870). Autograph letter signed ('Charles Dickens') to [the actress and singing-teacher Henrietta] Sala, Broadstairs, 6 July 1847, reluctantly informing her that a letter of introduction to his publishers would be of no service to her, 'Messrs Bradbury and Evans ... scarce publish at all except for myself', offering however to meet her himself in London to see if he can help, 3 pages, 8vo; envelope.

    Price Realised  

    DICKENS, Charles (1812-1870). Autograph letter signed ('Charles Dickens') to [the actress and singing-teacher Henrietta] Sala, Broadstairs, 6 July 1847, reluctantly informing her that a letter of introduction to his publishers would be of no service to her, 'Messrs Bradbury and Evans ... scarce publish at all except for myself', offering however to meet her himself in London to see if he can help, 3 pages, 8vo; envelope.

    Henrietta Sala's request may have been on behalf of her son, the future literary journalist George Augustus Sala (1828-1895), who was to be a prolific contributor to Household Words in the early 1850s.


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