Every day Sophie Dupre presents two items from her large stock of signed photographs, autograph letters, autographs for sale, royal memoralbilia and antiquarian manuscripts.
The photographs are presented with the catalogue descriptions.

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April 30

On This Day

On this day in 1859 the first instalment of Charles Dickens' "A Tale Of Two Cities" was published in the literary periodical "All the Year Round". It carried on in weekly instalments until Nov 26. He created some of the world's best-known fictional characters and is regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian era.
In 1943 Noel Coward's "This Happy Breed" premiered in London. He was a playwright, composer, director, actor and singer, known for his wit, flamboyance, and what Time magazine called "a sense of personal style, a combination of cheek and chic, pose and poise" as this image shows.
DICKENS (Charles, 1812-1870, Novelist)
Fine Cheque signed ('Charles Dickens') for the sum of £12.10.0 in favour of Mr Ring partially printed and filled in by Dickens in blue ink on a Coutts & Co., cheque, 7” x 3”, London, 13th October 1862, slightly soiled
COWARD (Sir Noël, 1899-1973, Actor, Composer & Dramatist)
Superb large vintage photo, by Nickolas Muray of New York, signed, inscribed ‘For Guy Charles with my best wishes’, and dated, showing him head and shoulders, turned three quarter face to the camera with a sensitive gaze, 10” x 8” on mount 15” x 12”, no place, 1926

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