Publishing Day of Bentley's Miscellany
"Phiz" (HabIot K. Browne
ln the third issue of Bentley's Miscellany, published in March I837, was inserted an advertisement Ieaflet entitIed Extraordinary Gazette, the text of which here follows. At the head of it appeared a woodcut from which the accompanying picture is reproduced. It was drawn by "Phiz" (Hablot K. Browne) and engraved by John Thompson, and represents Dickens leading a "burly and perspiring" porter carrying on his head a huge consignment of the magazine. They are surrounded by excited enthusiasts scrambling for copies as they fall from the top. [Wilkins, p. 18].
Scanned image and text by George P. Landow.
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