DICKENS (CHARLES)
Lot 60
DICKENS (CHARLES) Collection of letters and printed ephemera, deriving from the collection of Marion Ely, niece of Thomas Noon Talfourd
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DICKENS (CHARLES)
Collection of letters and printed ephemera, deriving from the collection of Marion Ely, niece of Thomas Noon Talfourd, dedicatee of The Pickwick Papers, comprising the first page of an autograph letter by Dickens, to "My Dear Miss Ely", regretting that he and "my other half" cannot visit Russell Square because he is already committed to dine with others whom he cannot put off "as the greater part of them are my business folks" (Devonshire Terrace, 20 July 1842 [unpublished in the Pilgrim Edition]); a charming group of letters by Edwin Landseer to Miss Ely, one illustrated with a sketch, incorporating the paper's engraved red antler heading, showing her seated in a chaise long holding a fan, being quizzed by the Monarch of the Glen; and other material including a finely decorative programme, printed in red, green and gold, for the performance given by Dickens's amateur company of Every Man in His Humour at Miss Kelly's Theatre, Soho, on 20 September 1845, in which he famously appeared as Captain Bobadil, together with her card of admission, issued by Dickens and company
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