British author regarded as the first British detective story writer (1824–1889). Ink signature, “Wilkie Collins, January 8th, 1874,” on an off-white 3.5 x 2 card. In very good condition, with scattered soiling and adhesive remnants. Accompanied by an unsigned original flyer advertising a performance of Collins’s first play, Lighthouse, in 1857. RR Auction COA.