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Letters of Dickens 'With love from the Editors'
Author: DICKENS, Charles [edited by] Mamie Dickens, Georgina Hogarth]
Title: The Letters of Charles Dickens [inscribed]
Publisher: Chapman and Hall
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2 Vols. Alfred D'Orsay Tennyson's copy of his father Charles Dickens' letters, presented to him 'With love from the Editors' as recorded on the verso of the half title (probably in the hand of his sister 'Mamie' (Mary) Dickens) with a subsequent gift inscription below in Alfred Dickens' own hand: 'Miss Cissy Bright with kind regards from A Tennyson Dickens.' This subsequent gift inscription is also repeated in the second volume. The two volumes of letters were edited by Mary 'Mamie' Dickens and Georgina Hogarth who inherited Dickens' 'private papers whatsoever and wheresoever' and together they edited several editions of these Letters including this 1882 edition by Chapman and Hall. Both volumes are entirely unsophisticated copies; bound in textured decorative red cloth, rubbed and worn with some loss, black coated endpapers, bindings sound. Alfred D'Orsay Tennyson emigrated to Australia in the 1870s which makes it quite likely that these copies were presented to an antipodean friend. It's not known how they subsequently came into the hand of Dickens' great granddaughter, the novelist Monica Dickens from whose estate the books originate.