The Tetterbys

The Tetterbys

John Leech


10.1 x 7.1 cm vignetted

Dickens's The Haunted Man and The Ghost's Bargain, p. 68.

Although the scale of the illustration is significantly smaller than that of the later illustrations in the various editions of The Christmas Books, as the anthologized version was known from 1852 onwards, John Leech has successfully compressed the visual information that Dickens provides about The small newsagent's family into a single, highly detailed scene in the 1848 Bradbury and Evans edition. [Commentary continued below.]

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