Lot 673: Charles Dickens and Wilkie Collins

RR Auction

RR Auction

2015-10-29 11:34:40

Lot 673: Unusual 5.25 x 9.5 album page featuring affixed handwriting samples of three great British authors, including: one side with a short unsigned note by Dickens, "Yes, with pleasure, to the Yacht Paper," on an off-white 5 x 1.5 slip clipped from a larger page; and an ink signature, "W. Harrison Wainsworth," on an off-white 5.25 x 1.5 slip clipped from an address panel. Opposite side bears a complete ALS signed "Wilkie Collins," one page, 4.5 x 7, June 30, 1865, in part: "Pray excuse an unavoidable delay on my part in acknowledging the receipt of your note." In very good condition, with some rippling to the album page, irregular edges and a tear to the lower portion of the Dickens slip, and scattered soiling. RR Auction's Fine Autographs & Artifacts Friday, 23rd October 2015 Estimate: $200-400
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