The Dead Pit

Frederick Shields


Wood engraving by Joseph Swain

4½ x 3¼ inches

Illustration for Daniel Defoe’sHistory of the Plague of London, 1665, facing p.64 .

Another dynamic and hard-hitting design which stresses the visceral ugliness of the scene.

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  • Daniel DeFoe (homepage)
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