John and Dot

John Leech; engraved by Swain


Wood engraving

9.5 cm high x 7.2 cm wide (3 ¾ by 2 ¾ inches), vignetted

Three-quarter-page illustration with integrated text for Dickens's The Cricket on the Hearth, "Chirp the First," 51.

Passage enclosed: And as he soberly and thoughtfully puffed at his old pipe; and as the Dutch clock ticked; and as the red fire gleamed; and as the Cricket chirped; that . . . . [51]

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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