"Captain Taunton and Private Doubledick "

Sol Eytinge, Junior



9.9 cm high x 7.4 cm wide

The seventh illustration for Dickens's Additional Christmas Stories in the Ticknor & Fields (Boston, 1867) Diamond Edition, facing page 316.

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Reduced from seven to just three "chapters" in the 1867 Diamond Edition volume, the 1854 framed-tale sequence entitled The Seven Poor Travellers contains only an introduction ("In The Old City of Rochester"), a single reminiscence from the Napoleonic wars, and the conclusion ("The Road"). [Commentary continues below.]

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.

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