Dato: 25. november 1846
Fra: Richard Bentley   Til: H.C. Andersen
Sprog: engelsk.

New Burlington Street, London. November 25, 1846.


I do myself the honour to forward the accompanyingproof-impressions of your portrait which I prefaced to your latest work, published by me, which I hope you will receive as an humble mark of my sincere respect for your genius. Among the most pleasant passages in my career as a publisher I beg to consider my connexion with your works.

May your health be preserved to you for many years! and each succeeding work from your pen add new laurels to your already high reputation! I am, Sir,

With sincere respect, Your faithful servant,

Richard Bentley.

Publisher in Ordinary to Her Majesty.

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