May 05, 2016 - Sale 2413

Sale 2413 - Lot 269

Price Realized: $ 2,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 2,000
"I HAVE BEEN CONSTANTLY AFFLICTED WITH A REVOLVING NIGHTMARE" DICKENS, CHARLES. Autograph Letter Signed, to editor of the Sun Charles Kent ("My Dear Kent"), thanking for sending a cigar case, complaining of backlogged work and the nightmares it has caused, and promising to send [John Brougham's play, 1863] The Duke's Motto. 1 page, 8vo, "Office of All the Year Round" stationery, with integral blank, folds; faint scattered soiling. London, 22 May 1868

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". . . Since I came back I have been so overwhelmed by six months arrears of business, intensely complicated by the illness and absence of Wells, that I have been constantly afflicted with a revolving nightmare. I hope however to send round 'the Duke's Motto' this next week. I have been here--there--everywhere--and (most of all) nowhere--from the time of my re-beholding Euston Square."