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Madeline House and Graham Storey (eds), The British Academy/The Pilgrim Edition of the Letters of Charles Dickens, Vol. 2: 1840–1841

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Text from N, i, 341.

Devonshire Terrace | Twenty-First July 1841

Dear Sir,

I beg to acknowledge the receipt of your letter in answer to mine of this morning,4 which is quite satisfactory. I need not, I am sure, point out the pg 334necessity of being very particular in respect of the form of advertisement in the Weekly papers [.A]s1 there has been ample time for correction, I am sure you will have attended to it.2

  • Faithfully yours
  •      [Charles Dickens]

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Editor’s Note
4 Ambiguous; but must mean "your letter received this morning". In it Shoberl suggested calling at 8 p.m. instead of 10 a.m. (see next).
Editor’s Note
1 N reads ",as".
Editor’s Note
2 Clearly an earlier advertisement (untraced) of The Pic Nic Papers had failed to state that it was to be published in book form. Shoberl does not seem to have "attended to" the correction at once; for in the announcement of 31 July that the work was "unavoidably delayed on account of the Plates by Cruikshank, Phiz, &c." it was still omitted. The weekly papers of 7 Aug were the first to announce it as "complete in 3 vols. … and not in Parts, as some Persons have erroneously supposed".
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