DICKENS, Charles. 19527

£1,350

Description

Original Visiting Card of ‘Mr. Charles Dickens, Gad’s Hill Place, Higham, by Rochester”, amended in the author’s hand to “57 Gloucester Place, Hyde Park Gardens, W – till the 4th June”. 1½ x 3 inches, black border, in good condition. With a separate envelope, in which the card was placed, addressed in another hand to Sir Emerson Tennent, 66 Warwick Square. [1864] Charles Dickens (1812-1870), author. In February 1864 Dickens rented 57 Gloucester Place, just north of Hyde Park. It was here that he was to settle until June, and it was here in February that he worked on the third number of Our Mutual Friend. Sir James Emerson Tennent (1804-1869), politician and traveller, was a friend of both Charles Dickens and Dickens’s biographer John Forster, and was the dedicatee of Dickens’s last completed novel Our Mutual Friend (1865).