DICKENS, Charles (1812-1870). Autograph letter signed (with initials, 'C.D.') to Marcus Stone, 'Office of All the Year Round...London, 7 October 1864, reassuring him that the lettering is meant 'to explain the general idea' rather than the particular passage, printed letterhead in red and black, one page, 8vo, autograph envelope signed, framed and glazed.
Written from the offices of the weekly journal which Dickens edited, while Marcus Stone was completing the illustrations for Our Mutual Friend. The novel was published in monthly instalments from May 1864 to November 1865 when it appeared in book form.