FRAMED AUTOGRAPH NOTE Signed [ANs]. [accompanied by] HAND COLORED STEEL PLATE ENGRAVING Of DICKENS
Matted, and framed in a simple black wood frame [appears late 20th C.]
by Dickens, Charles [1812 - 1870]. McElroy, John - Original Recipient
Springfield, Mass, 1868. Apparently unpublished. Cf. Story, LETTERS Of CHARLES DICKENS, Volume Twelve, 1868 - 1870. Matted, and framed in a simple black wood frame [appears late 20th C.]. Minor age-toning to ANs, which exhibits two faint horizontal fold-lines. Minor scuff to lower frame piece. Overall, an attractive Very Good item.. Written on Dickens blue-stamped "CD" stationery, with his monogram at top, with 16 lines of holograph text, including Dickens' full signature & hallmark flourish. Accompanied by a 1995 "Profiles in History" sales receipt. ALs: 6-1/4" x 4-1/4". Engraving: 4-1/16" x 3-1/2". Overall Framed size: 10-3/4" x 13-1/4"
On "Saturday, Twenty First March", Dickens writes to McElroy explaining his tardy reply ["too much engaged while at Albany"] to McElroy's earlier "oblinging and courteous note."
(Inventory #: 1837.6)
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