5 ALsS, 8pp, 11 July 1851 through 15 July 1869 (where legible). To Charles Kent.

WARREN, SAMUEL

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5 autograph letters signed, 8pp, 4to, 8vo and oblong 8vo (two on blue paper), places illegible, 11 July 1851 through 15 July 1869 (where legible), one with integral holograph address panel and portions of wax seal still present. To Charles Kent, on editorial matters: "[11 July 1851] I was sworn in at Queen's Court this morning . . . & have my Patent before me. -- So all is safe there. -- The 'Lily & the Bee' will now, I trust, get on gloriously. . . . My friend Charles Phillips . . . tells me that . . . [y]ou noticed the last Edn . . . & if you would quote in the Sun the new chapter on the Duke of Wellington -- which is written with great eloquence -- you would oblige both me & him."; [22 July 1853] How can I sufficiently thank you for your additional kindness in last night's Sun? -- . . . it is more powerfully written, & shews a deeper feeling for a grand subject, than anything that has come under my view, from your pen. . . ."; [29 Dec. year illegible] . . . I am in daily expectation of receiving . . . copies of the Preface . . . & you shall have my first copy. . . . I really think it reads capitally. . . . I am very glad that you like my appearance in the Crown[?] Etchings. -- I took great pains. . . ."; and "[15 July 1869] If you think the enclosed [no longer present] worth putting into the Sun, I can find a corner[?] for it. . . . Mr. [illegible name (?Fagres(?)] is an earnest critic: & the article . . . from which this quotation is taken, has created much interest in the highest literary circles. . . . The whole criticism is calculated to interest the English public . . . You may have the whole if you like to publish it. . . . " A few edges rough, as if neatly torn away from integral leaves; minor toning; else very good.

Samuel Warren (1807-1877); English novelist, author of Ten Thousand a Year. Charles (full name, William Charles Mark) Kent (1823-1902); English author, editor and journalist. In 1845, he succeeded William Frederick Deacon as editor of the Sun. The Sun was one of the first journals to publish reviews of books, and Kent was a voluminous contributor of these as well as of leading articles. (Item ID: 20139)



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