"In a miserable court at night," says Mr. Fields, "we found a haggard old woman blowing at a kind of pipe made of an old ink-bottle." [The original Princess Puffer from The Mystery of Edwin Drood, the novel left incomplete at Dickens's death in 1870.] — Book 1, chap. xii. Extra illustration for Forster's Life of Charles Dickens in the Household Edition by Fred Barnard. 1870s Woodblock Engraving by Dalziels, 10.8 x 14.1 cm. Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham. [You may use this image without prior permission for any scholarly or educational purpose as long as you (1) credit the person who scanned the image and (2) link your document to this URL in a web document or cite the Victorian Web in a print one. ]


Barnard, Fred, et al. Scenes and Characters from the Works of Charles Dickens; being eight hundred and sixty-six drawings by Fred Barnard, Hablot K. Browne (Phiz), J. Mahoney [and others] printed from the original woodblocks engraved for "The Household edition". London: Chapman & Hall, 1908. P. 584.

The copy of the book from which these pictures were scanned is in the Irving K. Barber Learning Centre, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada.

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