TENNIEL (Sir John, 1820-1914, Caricaturist & Illustrator of ‘Alice in Wonderland’)

Exceptional Autograph Letter signed in full to Mrs Grahame sending “a thousand apologies for the delay...” sending best wishes for “this ‘New Year’ and the years to come. It was, indeed! - a great happiness to me to receive a little ‘Christmas Greeting’ from you and I thank you... but why you should suppose that I have already arrived at the stage of ‘second childishness’ which delights in toys! - and which the ‘picture-post card’ so picturesquely suggests! altogether passes my feeble imagination to discover, seeing that I am only just about completing my 84th year!!! Some weak minded person might possibly take it - Sarcastic? I am ‘not such a sickly creature I give heaven praise’, and even venture to hope that ‘tho’ lost to sight’ - I may be, not entirely forgotten...”, 2 sides 8vo., 10 Portsdown Road, Maida Hill, 5th January

Item Date:  1904

Stock No:  39036      £350

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