Charles Dickens Autograph Letter Signed – With Envelope Signed


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English writer and social critic. He created some of the world’s best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.  His works enjoyed unprecedented popularity during his lifetime, and by the twentieth century critics and scholars had recognised him as a literary genius.  His novels and short stories enjoy lasting popularity.

Autograph letter signed (ALS) “CD”, one page, 4×5, Office of All the Year Round letterhead, December 4, 1868, to James Birtles, in full:

I am away to Scotland early tomorrow morning, and shall be glad if you can come round to me for a moment at about 5 this afternoon.

I was ‘As the Crow Flies’ in proof.

Accompanied by hand-addressed mailing envelope panel, 5.25 x 3.25, addressed by Dickens to “Mr. James Birtles” and signed in the lower left, “Charles Dickens”.

Letter is in very good condition, with some wear.  Envelope is fine condition.

Published in “The Letters of Charles Dickens”, volume twelve, 1868-1870, page 231.

All the Year Round was a Victorian weekly literary magazine founded and owned by Charles Dickens, published between 1859 and 1895 throughout the United Kingdom. Edited by Dickens, it was the direct successor to his previous publication Household Words, abandoned due to differences with his former publisher. It hosted the serialization of many prominent novels, including Dickens’ own A Tale of Two Cities. After Dickens’s death in 1870, it was owned and edited by his eldest son Charles Dickens, Jr.