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DEBRETT- ADVERTISEMENTS. A LITERARY TREAT WILL BE FOUND IN With the Grand Duke of S axe- Weimar, the late Charles Dickens, and others, DIJFBD BY WITH A MEMOIE OF ANDERSEN AND PORTRAITS. TTNDEESEN'S letters to his friends, which have been looked forward to as a !* literary treat, have a genuine ring about them, and most of them appear to have been written without any thought of their ever appearing before the public. Their great charm lies in their simplicity. Free from affectation and constraint, the writer unburdens his heart to those he loves with the frankness of a little child. He had a longing for sympathy, and is throughout keenly sensitive of the smallest mark of esteem or regard, whether coming from the more exalted of his correspondents, or from his humblest friend or admirer. Andersen was a great traveller, and a keen observer ; and his simple descriptions of " many men and many cities " will be read with great interest Portraits are given of Andersen, Charles Dickens, Schumann, Liszt, Palmerston, Mark Lemon, " Ole Bull," and H. M. Stanley. London: DEAN & SON, Limited, 160a, Fleet Street, E.G.