Our mutual friend : autograph manuscript, 1865 Sept. 2.

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MA 1202-1203
Dickens, Charles, 1812-1870.
Purchased, 1944.
1 item (ca. 471 p.), unbound ; 22.7 cm

High reserve.


The manuscript as sent to the printer with innumerable cancellations and corrections. Manuscript is dated September 2nd, 1865 on final page. Text of the novel is preceded by: a list (10 p.) of chapter headings with parallel columns of Dickens' notes for the same, and by a blank page with Dickens' signature, dated Thursday Fourth January, 1866. The upper part of this blank leaf, evidently containing the name of a friend to whom the manuscript was given, has been cut away.

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Blue cloth drop-spine boxes (30.8 and 31.7 cm)
Given by Charles Dickens to his friend Eneas Sweetland Dallas (1828-1879), journalist of the London-Times; Mr. George W. Childs of Philadelphia; given by Childs to the Drexel Institute of Technology, Philadelphia; purchased from the Drexel Institute Sale, New York, October 17, 1944 (cat. no. 67).