The frontispiece of the Cheap Edition of "Oliver Twist" (1850)

George Cruikshank; engraved by T. Bolton

Weekly and monthly from 1 December 1849

Woodblock-engraving, 13 cm by 8.6 cm, vignetted

For the volume publication of Oliver Twist, 20 April 1850.

This inexpensive edition contained only the Cruikshank woodblock as an illustration. The three figures are Bumble, resplendent in his beadle's uniform; young Oliver Twist (right); and Mrs. Mann, proprietress of Mudfog's baby-farm and practitioner of the starving system.

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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