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 eighth volume is entitled Christmas Books, but in fact also contains a collection of his journalistic essays from All the Year Round in the 1860s, The Uncommercial Traveller, and The Lazy Tour of Two Idle Apprentices from Household Words, published in four parts in October, 1857. The final volume of the 1910 Charles Dickens Library Edition is The Dickens Companion: A Book of Anecdote and Reference. Whereas the muti-volumed Household Edition, issued in tandem by Chapman and Hall in London and Harper and Brothers in New York throughout the 1870s involved some sixteen American and British illustrators working in the new, realistic mode of the Sixties and providing more than a thousand composite woodblock engravings for the thirty-eight volumes (twenty-two in the British edition, but just sixteen in the American), Harry Furniss singlehandedly produced five hundred full-page lithographs from pen-and-ink — a prolific output and singular achievement for but one artist.
Twenty-Nine Illustrations from the Adventures of Nicholas Nickleby (1910)
- Frontispiece: Nicholas's Vengeance on Squeers
- Engraved-title: Characters in the Story
- Mr. Ralph Nickleby makes the acquaintance of his Relations p. 16
- Mr. Squeers p. 33
- Engraved title:Characters in the story
- Kate Nickleby introduced to Mr. Squeers p. 64
- Mrs. Squeers dispenses a delicious Compound facing p. 97
- Kate Nickleby sits for her Portrait p. 128
- Nicholas as the tutor to the little Kenwigses p. 193
- Newman Noggs p. 224
- Sir Mulberry Hawk insults Kate Nickleby p. 257
- Nicholas and Smike behind the Scenes p. 288
- Smike rehearses as the Apothecary p. 321
- Mr. Pike finds the miniature of Kate Nickleby p. 352
- Mr. Folair, the pantomimist p. 385
- Mr. Alfred Mantalini p. 416
- Mr. Mantalini plays at "Tom Tiddler's Ground" p. 432
- Nicholas in the Counting House p. 481
- Nicholas comes in upon an awkward scene p. 512
- Kate and Mrs. Nickleby and the Madman p. 545
- What Ralph Nickleby saw at Mrs. Mantalini's p. 576
- Mr. Snawley's thankfulness on discovering Smike p. 609
- Arthur Gride and Ralph Nickleby p. 624
- Mr. Crummles prepares for his Last Appearance p. 640
- Lord Frederick Verisopht falls in a Duel p. 672
- The Wedding Feast p. 720
- Nicholas rescues Madeline p. 733
- Squeers and Peg play havoc with Gride's Papers p. 768
- Smike's Delusion p. 784
- The Downfall of Mantalini p. 832
Related material, including front matter and sketches, by other illustrators
- Nicholas Nickleby (homepage)
- Phiz's 38 monthly illustrations for the novel, April 1838-October 1839.
- Cover for monthly parts
- Charles Dickens by Daniel Maclise, engraved by Finden
- "Hush!" said Nicholas, laying his hand upon his shoulder. (Vol. 1, 1861)
- The Rehearsal (Vol. 2, 1861)
- "My son, sir, little Wackford. What do you think of him, sir?" (Vol. 3, 1861)
- Newman had caught up by the nozzle an old pair of bellows . . . (Vol. 4, 1861).
- Sol Eytinge, Jr.'s 16 Illustrations for the Diamond Edition (1867)
- C. S. Reinhart's 52 Illustrations for the American Household Edition (1875)
- Fred Barnard's 59 Illustrations for the Household Edition (1877)
- Kyd's four Player's Cigarette Cards (1910).
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