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The Letters of Charles Dickens 'from Aunty Georgy'

The Letters of Charles Dickens 'from Aunty Georgy' by DICKENS, Charles [edited by] Mamie Dickens, Georgina Hogarth] (1893)

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Author: DICKENS, Charles [edited by] Mamie Dickens, Georgina Hogarth]
Title: The Letters of Charles Dickens [inscribed]
Year: 1893
Publisher: Macmillan and Co
Place: London
Dust Jacket: No
Signed: No
Price: £500
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pp 764 [4] adverts. Henry Charles Dickens' copy of his grandfather's letters, inscribed to him by the writer's sister in law and confidante, Georgina Hogarth - 'Aunty Georgy' - who was also the book's co-editor. Hogarth who inherited Dickens' 'private papers whatsoever and wheresoever' edited several editions of these Letters including this 1893 one volume edition which she has inscribed on the half-title: 'Hal - with dear love from Aunty Georgy - Christmas 1895'. Henry Charles Dickens also inscribed the book himself on the first paste-down in the following autumn when he followed his father Henry Fielding Dickens to the same Cambridge College, writing: 'Henry Charles Dickens Trinity Hall. Cambridge. 1896 ('97-1900)'. The book is badly worn: bound in publisher's cloth, the upper cover has been bent, there are folds to the corners of the first couple of leaves and the pages have been roughly opened during reading. This remains, however, a quite excellent Dickens association copy. Georgina Hogarth remained close to Dickens' children and grandchildren after the writer's death and it is no surprise to find an inscribed copy of this collection given to her great-nephew just as he reached adulthood. The book comes from a collection of books formerly owned by Henry Charles Dickens' daughter, herself a novelist, Monica Dickens.
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