"The Pageant of English History"

Harry Furniss


14.5 x 9.5 cm framed

Frontispiece for A Child's History of England in Oliver Twist and A Child's History of England, Charles Dickens Library Edition (1910), vol. 3, after p. 418.

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Whereas Dickens's original serial version of a national history from the Romans to the Glorious Revolution (1688), in Household Words, appeared without the benefit of illustration from 25 January 1851 sporadically through 10 December 1853, and subsequently appeared in a triple-decker with just a single title-page vignette for each volume by F. W. Topham that same month, Marcus Stone provided eight historical studies for the Illustrated Library Edition of 1862. [Click on illustration to enlarge it.]

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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