Oct 10, 2019 - Sale 2519

Sale 2519 - Lot 166

Price Realized: $ 1,125
?Final Price Realized includes Buyer’s Premium added to Hammer Price
Estimate: $ 1,000 - $ 2,000
THANKING FOR COPY OF BRADSHAW'S RAILWAY GUIDE DICKENS, CHARLES. Autograph Letter Signed, to publisher William James Adams, thanking for a gift. 1 page, 8vo, with integral blank; remnants of prior mounting along upper edge verso, horizontal folds. [London], 28 January 1857

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"Allow me to thank you for your very obliging note which I have received with much pleasure, and for the very useful Railway Guide and Handbook accompanying it. Such a volume was much wanted, and will, I have no doubt, be extensively purchased."
William James Adams, London agent for Bradshaw's Railway Companion (one of the world's first compilations of railway timetables), proposed to publisher George Bradshaw that his publication change format and be issued on a monthly basis at a lower price. In December of 1841, the Bradshaw's Monthly Railway Guide appeared, evolving into a number of related publications, including Bradshaw's Threepenny Railway Guide.
The Bradshaw Guide is mentioned in Dickens's 1861 short story, The Portrait-Painter's Story.