"The Sheriff-Officer's Mercury"
13.3 cm high x 8.2 cm wide, vignetted
Dickens's Sketches by Boz, Vol. 1 of the Charles Dickens Library Edition, "Tales," Chapter 10, "A Passage in the Life of Mr. Watkins Tottle," facing p. 432.
Extended caption adapted from the text: The cab stopped, and out jumped a man in a coarse Petersham great-coat, whity-brown neckerchief, faded black suit, gamboge-coloured top-boots, and one of those large-crowned hats, formerly seldom met with, but now very generally patronised by gentlemen and costermongers. — Sketches by Boz, p. 432.
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