"The Boarding House: Mr. Tibbs"

Harry Furniss


13.9 cm high x 9.2 cm wide, vignetted

Dickens's Sketches by Boz, Vol. 1 of the Charles Dickens Library Edition, "Tales," Chapter 1, "The Boarding House," facing p. 288.

Extended caption adapted from the text: Mr. Tibbs, the landlady's husband, never goes into the parlour except on Sundays. He cleans the boots and the windows, and tries to kiss the servants. "He was actually a sort of journeyman Giovanni of the basement story."Sketches by Boz, p. 284.

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