TUPPER, Martin. 3748



Autograph Letter Signed, to Mrs. Brightwen, discussing at length their arrangements for the “happy meeting”. 3 pp. 7 x 4.5 inches, some thinning to the second leaf. Underhill, Cintra Park, Crystal Palace, 23 August 1880. Martin Tupper (1810-89) achieved incredible success with his Proverbial Philosophy, which sold never less than 5000 copies per year in England for 25 years. This phenomenon gained him savage parodies in the literary world, such as by C.L.Dodgson in The New Belfry of Christ Church (1872). “It only remains for you to name the day, when, if trains are amiably correspondent, & the weather does not absolutely forbid, we will be your guests to admire the floral beauties of your pretty place.”