"Aquiline!" cried Quilp, thrusting in his head — for Chap. XLIX by Charles Green. 1876. 4 ¼ x 5 3/8 inches (10.6 cm high by x 13.8 cm wide). Dickens's The Old Curiosity Shop, in the 1876 British Household Edition, XII: 181. Running head: "Quilp Returns from the Grave" (181). [Click on the image to enlarge it.]

Context of the Illustration: Muted Dickensian Farce

"Flat," said Mrs. Jiniwin.

"Aquiline!" cried Quilp, thrusting in his head, and striking the feature with his fist. "Aquiline, you hag. Do you see it? Do you call this flat? Do you? Eh?"

"Oh capital, capital!" shouted Brass, from the mere force of habit. "Excellent! How very good he is! He’s a most remarkable man — so extremely whimsical! Such an amazing power of taking people by surprise!" [Chapter XLIX, 181]

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Dickens, Charles. The Old Curiosity Shop. Illustrated by Charles Green. The Household Edition. 22 vols. London: Chapman and Hall, 1876. XII.

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