Legendary author and writer CHARLES DICKENS handwritten and addressed envelope. HANDWRITTEN ENVELOPE also comes with a manuscript copy of the original letter sent to the recipient Daniel Ricketson. The original letter which was housed in the envelope has been republished several times such as in the book "The Pilgrim Edition of the Letters of Charles Dickens".
CERTIFIED AUTHENTIC BY JAMES SPENCE (JSA) Authentication Services EXPERT EXAMINATION. Sale includes original JSA Letter of Authenticity.
The address panel written in Dickens hand reads:
"Daniel Ricketson Esq. Brooklawn Near New Bedford Mass:"
Daniel Ricketson was a lifelong citizen of Brooklawn and most notably a close friend of Henry David Thoreau. He was also a Quaker and ardent abolitionist. When Dickens was coming to town to give a speech, Ricketson wrote to his mutual friend saying "I am but a plain American citizen...& can offer you nothing further than a comfortable bed, a warm corner at our open wood fire and plain fare"
UNCONDITIONALLY GUARANTEED GENUINE - simply one of the finest DICKENS available on the market.
Envelope measures appx: 2.5" x 4.75"
Handwriting is bold and clear, some foxing, postmarks to envelope, consistent with age, wear, and handling, as shown.
Own a remarkable, museum-quality piece of Literary history! The perfect gift for the bibliophile, Dickens fan, autograph enthusiast, or literary buff.
Sold as is, as shown.
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