DescriptionCharles Dickens Autograph Letter Signed. One page, 5" x 7.25", n.p., April 12, 1862, to John Baldwin Buckstone (1802-1879) on letterhead that reads, "Office of All the Year Round,/ A WEEKLY JOURNAL CONDUCTED BY CHARLES DICKENS." In this letter, Dickens (1812-1870) declines an invitation to dine out with Buckstone, a well-known English comedian, playwright, and theater manager. In part: "I cannot possibly attend the dinner because I have a special engagement to dine elsewhere."
All the Year Round, founded and owned by Dickens, was a British weekly literary magazine published between 1859 and 1895. Many notable novels were serialized through the publication, including Dickens' own A Tale of Two Cities. This letter is slightly browned and moderately stained, but contains a very prominent and collectable signature of one of the English language's most beloved authors. Fine. Also includes a one page (5.5" x 7.5") engraving of a young Dickens above his reproduced signature.
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