Harry Furniss's eighteen-volume edition of The Charles Dickens Library (London: Educational Book Company, 1910) contains some 500 special plates (part of the total of 1200 illustrations) and two volumes of commentary. Volume 17, by J. A. Hammerton, is entitled The Dickens Picture Book: A Record of the Dickens Illustrators. The sixth volume, entitled Barnaby Rudge and Master Humphrey's Clock, represents Dickens's fourth complete novel, run serially in his own weekly periodical Master Humphrey's Clock (4 April 1840 through 4 December 1841). Furniss illustrated a few of the uncollected pieces separately as Master Humphrey's Clock; those six illustrations are included below for volume 6 of the Charles Dickens Library Edition (1910).
The final volume of the 1910 Charles Dickens Library Edition is The Dickens Companion: A Book of Anecdote and Reference. For all thirty-two illustrations in Volume VI, Barnaby Rudge, the series editor, J. A. Hammerton, has included both succinct captions and extended quotations to demonstrate the textual moment realised in each; moreover, each quotation refers to a specific page number, thereby enabling the reader to find the passage illustrated. Although each page is 12.2 by 18.4 cm (4.75 by 7.25 inches) and the caption below each in upper-case, and below that occurs a multi-line quotation in upper and lower case, each plate is effectively 14.3 cm by 9.2 cm (5.5 inches by 3.25 inches), the vertically-mounted illustrations usually being framed, and the horizontally-mounted illustrations being vignetted. Of the five chief nineteenth-century illustrated editions that preceded Furniss's 28-illustration volume in 1912, only two had long programs exclusively produced by a single artist: Sol Eytinge, Jr. (1867), and Fred Barnard (1876); however, between his Scenes and Characters from Dickens (1888) and frontispieces for the three-volume edition of 1861 Felix Octavius Carr Darley produced six full-page illustrations.
Illustrations for Uncollected Pieces from Master Humphrey's Clock
|Illustration||Chapter illustrated||Facing Page|
|1. Master Humphrey's Clock||Chapter I, "Master Humphrey from His Clock-side in the Chimney-Corner"||facing title-page|
|2. The Characters in the Story||-||facing frontispiece|
|3. The Penitent's Return||"First Night of the Giant Chronicles"||facing p. 21|
|4. The Murderer has his Victim in his Net||"The Clock-Case"||facing p. 39|
|5. Mr. Pickwick examines the Clock||"Mr. Pickwick's Tale"||facing p. 50|
|6. The Blighted Hairdresser||"Mr. Weller's Watch"||facing p. 90|
Related Material, Including Other Illustrated Editions of the Novel
- Dickens's Barnaby Rudge (homepage)
- Cattermole and Phiz: The Old Curiosity Shop: A Team Effort by "The Clock Works" (1841)
- Cattermole's Seventeen Illustrations for Barnaby Rudge (13 Feb.-27 Nov. 1841)
- Phiz's Original Serial Illustrations for Barnaby Rudge (13 Feb.-27 Nov. 1841)
- Felix Octavius Carr Darley's Six Illustrations for Barnaby Rudge (1865 and 1888)
- Sol Eytinge, Jr.'s ten Diamond Edition Illustrations (1867)
- Fred Barnard's 46 illustrations for the Household Edition (1874)
- A. H. Buckland's 6 illustrations for the Collins' Clear-type Pocket Edition (1900)
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