The Dutch Bottle

The Dutch Bottle

Marcus Stone

Wood engraving by Green

12.8 cm high x 8.8 cm wide

Stone's illustration for Book 3, "A Long Lane," Chapter 6, "The Golden Dustman falls into Worse Company," in Charles Dickens's Our Mutual friend appeared in the April 1865, instalment. Since it alludes to one of the most celebrated aspects and central symbols of the novel, Boffin's dust-heaps, Dickens selected it as the frontispiece for the second volume of the November 1865 Chapman and Hall edition.

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Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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