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Title-pages — Phiz's ornate design for the engraved title-page ("At the Finger-post") and the printed title-page for the volume edition of Dickens's Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit (1843-44). Steel engraving, 16.5 cm high by 9.7 cm wide, vignetted. Left: One of the last four plates in monthly part No. XIX (July 1844). Right: Printed title-page from the Chapman and Hall volume.

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Dickens, Charles. The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. Illustrated by Phiz (Hablot Knight Browne). London: Chapman and Hall, 1844.

Steig, Michael. "From Caricature to Progress: Master Humphrey's Clock and Martin Chuzzlewit." Ch. 3, Dickens and Phiz. Bloomington & London: Indiana U.P., 1978. Pp. 51-85. [See e-text in Victorian Web.]

_____. "Martin Chuzzlewit's Progress by Dickens and Phiz." Dickens Studies Annual, 2 (1972): 119-149.

Vann, J. Don. "Martin Chuzzlewit, twenty parts in nineteen monthly installments, January 1843 — July 1844." New York: Modern Language Association, 1985. Pp. 66-67.

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