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It was sent to a David Waldie (L.R.C.S.), thanking him for his appreciative comments regarding Jane Eyre and the gift of some "...little books", addressed from Gloucester Terrace, London, dated January 19th, 1853.

In the same sale a first edition copy of Adam Smith's An Inquiry into the Nature and Causes of the Wealth of Nations (popularly known as his magnum opus The Wealth of Nations) sold for £46,000 against an estimate of £30,000-50,000.