The Extraordinary Life of Charles Dickens

Gallery

       In the spirit of this Exhibition, all bibliographic references and edition points are described in accordance with John C. Eckel's          The First Editions of the Writings of Charles Dickens and Their Values, a Bibliography

Major Novels

            SKETCHES BY BOZ

Original Wrapper Cover from Bentley's Miscellany
Recto of Advertisement from Bentley's Advertiser
Verso of Advertisement from Bentley's Advertiser
Advertisement from Bentley's Advertiser, p. 2
Advertisement from Bentley's Advertiser, p. 10
Letter from Daniel Macrone
Original Wrapper Cover from Sketches by Boz
The Balloon Sketch
Public Dinners
Sketches by Boz, page 526

                THE POSTHUMOUS PAPERS OF THE PICKWICK CLUB

Original Wrapper from Pickwick Papers
First Buss plate from Pickwick Papers
Second Buss plate from Pickwick Papers
Hablot K. Browne's version of the Arbour plate
Portrait of Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz")
Autograph signature of Hablot K. Browne
Letter from John F. Dexter
Mr. Pickwick Addresses the Club
The Pugnacious Cabman
Dr. Slammer's Defiance of Jingle
Pickwick Papers, Part One p. 26
The Sam Weller plate
Mrs. Bardell Faints, first engraving
Mrs. Bardell Faints, second engraving
Election at Eatanswill, first issue
Election at Eatanswill, later issue
Mr. Pickwick in the Pound, first issue
Seminary for Young Ladies, first issue
Phiz plate from Part Thirteen of Pickwick Papers, first state
Phiz plate from Part Thirteen of Pickwick Papers, later state
Conviviality at Bob Sawyer's, first state
Conviviality at Bob Sawyer's, later state
Mr. Pickwick sits for his Portrait, first state
Mr. Pickwick sits for his Portrait, later state
The Warden's Room, second state
The Warden's Room, first state
The Red-nosed Man Discourseth, first state
The Red-nosed Man Discourseth, second state
Mrs. Bardell Encounters Mr. Pickwick in Prison, first state
Mrs. Bardell Encounters Mr. Pickwick in Prison, later state
Plate from Part Seventeen of Pickwick Papers, first state
Plate from Part Seventeen of Pickwick Papers, later state
First Plate from Part Eighteen of Pickwick Papers, second state
First Plate from Part Eighteen of Pickwick Papers, first state
Second Plate from Part Eighteen of Pickwick Papers, first state
Second Plate from Part Eighteen of Pickwick Papers, second state
Coachmen Drinking the Toast, second state
Coachmen Drinking the Toast, first state
Mary and the Fat Boy, first state
Mary and the Fat Boy, second state
Facsimile of an unpublished Buss plate
Title page for Pickwick Papers
Portrait of Robert Seymour
Pickwick Papers plate redrawn by "Phiz"
Reproduction of an oil painting of Mary Hogarth
Pickwick Papers, p. 375
Original Cover for Pailthorpe Illustrations to Pickwick

                OLIVER TWIST

Reverse of half-title from Volume One of Oliver Twist
Title page from Volume One of Oliver Twist
Oliver's Reception by Fagin and the Boys
Title page from Volume Two of Oliver Twist
The Burglary
Title page from Volume Three of Oliver Twist
Mr. Fagin and his Pupil Recovering Nancy
The Jew and Morris Bolter Begin to Understand Each Other
The Fireside Plate
List of Illustrations to Oliver Twist
Portrait of Bernard Alfred Quaritch

                NICHOLAS NICKLEBY

Chapman and Hall Advertisement for Nicholas Nickleby
Original Wrapper from Nicholas Nickleby
Frontispiece Portrait of Charles Dickens
Reduced Circumstances of Mr. Matalini
Nicholas Starts for Yorkshire
Nicholas Nickleby, p. 123
Mr. and Mrs. Matalini in Ralph Nickleby's Office

                MASTER HUMPHREY'S CLOCK

Original Front Wrapper from Master Humphrey's Clock
White Wrapper from Weekly Issue of Master Humphrey's Clock
White Wrapper from Weekly Issue of Master Humphrey's Clock, Number 51
Photograph of George Cattermole
Letter from George Cattermole
Title page from Master Humphrey's Clock, Volume One
Frontispiece from Master Humphrey's Clock, Volume One
Portrait of Samuel Rogers
Letter from Samuel Rogers
Portrait of Daniel Maclise
Letter from Daniel Maclise
Illustration by George Cattermole

                THE LIFE AND ADVENTURES OF MARTIN CHUZZLEWIT

Original Front Wrapper from Martin Chuzzlewit
Title Page from Martin Chuzzlewit
Photograph of Baroness Burdett Coutts with Letter

                DOMBEY AND SON

Original Front Wrapper from Dombey and Son
Illustrated Title Page from Dombey and Son
On the Dark Road
Original Cover from Phiz Extra-Illustrations for Dombey and Son, first series
Edith
Florence
Alice
Little Paul
Original Cover from Phiz Extra-Illustrations for Dombey and Son, 2nd series
Dombey and Carker
Miss Tox
Mrs. Skewton
Mrs. Pipchin
Old Sol and Captain Cuttle
Major Bagstock
Miss Nipper
Polly
Dombey and Son, p. 284

                DAVID COPPERFIELD

Original Front Wrapper from David Copperfield
Illustrated Title Page from David Copperfield
Frontispiece for David Copperfield
Title Page from David Copperfield
Portrait of Mr. Richard Watson
Portrait of Mrs. Watson
Somebody Turns Up

                BLEAK HOUSE

Original Front Wrapper from Bleak House
Slip from Part IX of Bleak House

                LITTLE DORRIT

Original Front Wrapper from Little Dorrit
Slip from Part XVI of Little Dorrit
Floating Away, Early Issue
Floating Away, Later Issue

            A TALE OF TWO CITIES

Original Front Wrapper from A Tale of Two Cities
Portrait of Thomas Carlyle
Letter from Thomas Carlyle
Portrait of Lord John Russell
Letter from Lord John Russell
Title Page from A Tale of Two Cities
Frontispiece from A Tale of Two Cities

            GREAT EXPECTATIONS

Letter from F. W. Pailthorpe

            OUR MUTUAL FRIEND

Original Front Wrapper from Our Mutual Friend
Photograph of Marcus Stone
Letter from Marcus Stone
Photograph of Sir James Emerson Tennent
Letter from James Emerson Tennent
Slip from Volume One of Our Mutual Friend

                EDWIN DROOD

Original Front Wrapper from The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Portrait of Luke Fildes
Letter from Luke Fildes
Photograph of Frederic Chapman
Letter from Frederic Chapman

Christmas Books

            A Christmas Carol

Original Cloth Cover and Backstrip
Engraved Portrait of John Leech
Autograph Note from John Leech

            The Chimes

Original Cloth Cover and Backstrip
Daniel Maclise Illustrations
Portrait of W. J. Fox
Letter from W. J. Fox
Picture of Dickens Reading from The Chimes
Woodcut for First Quarter Chapter Heading, and Trotty Veck
Trotty Veck, and Woodcut for Second Quarter Chapter Heading
Trotty Veck, Mr. Fish, Sir Joseph Bowley et al
Woodcut for Third Quarter Chapter Heading, and Will Fern
Margaret, and Woodcut for Fourth Quarter Chapter Heading
Trotty Veck Leading Mrs. Chickenstalker
Portrait of Richard Doyle
Letter from Richard Doyle

            The Cricket on the Hearth

Original Cloth Cover and Backstrip
Title Page from The Cricket on the Hearth
Frontispiece and Vignette Title Page
Letter from Francis Lord Jeffrey
Dedication Page from The Cricket on the Hearth
Photograph of Sir Edwin Landseer
Letter from Sir Edwin Landseer
Advertisements from The Cricket on the Hearth
The Peerybingles, and The Carrier's Cart
John's Arrival, and John and Dot
Chirp the Second, and Caleb at Work
Boxer, and Tilly Slowboy
Mrs. Fielding's Lecture, and Chirp the Third
John's Reverie, and The Dance

            The Battle of Life

Original Cloth Cover and Backstrip
Title Page from The Battle of Life
Frontispiece for The Battle of Life
Chapter Heading for Part the First, and The Battle Ground
Farmers and Their Wives, and Doctor Jedler, et al
Chapter Heading for Part the Second, and Snitchey and Craggs
Mr. Warden and Marion, and The Country Dance
Chapter Heading for Part the Third, and The Village Inn
Marion and Grace Re-united

            The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain                                       

Original Cloth Cover and Backstrip
Title Page from The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain
Photograph of John Tenniel
Letter from John Tenniel
Frontispiece, Vignette Title from The Haunted Man and the Ghost's Bargain
Photograph of Frank Stone
Advertisements and List of Illustrations
Chapter One Heading and The Lighthouse
Millie and the Old Man, and Redlaw and the Phantom
Redlaw and the Boy, and Chapter Two Illustration, first part
Chapter Two Illustration, second part
Millie and the Student, and The Exterior of the Old Cottage
The Boy Before the Fire, and Chapter Three Heading
Johnnie and Molloch, and Millie and the Children
The Christmas Party in the Great Dinner Hall

Other Books

            SUNDAY UNDER THREE HEADS

Portrait of the Bishop of London
Letter from Charles James Blomfield, later Bishop of London

                SKETCHES OF YOUNG GENTLEMEN

Letter from Henry Mayhew

            A Child's History of England

Engraving of Douglas Jerrold
Letter from Douglas Jerrold
Letter from Georgina Hogarth, with Photograph
Letter from Georgina Hogarth
Photograph of F. W. Topham
Letter from F. W. Topham

                Hard Times for These Times

Portrait of Thomas Carlyle

                The Library of Fiction

Portrait of R. W. Buss
Letter from R. W. Buss

                Memoirs of Joseph Grimaldi

Portrait of Joseph Grimaldi
Letter from Joseph Grimaldi
Appearing in Public
Live Properties
Portrait of John Dickens
Engraving of Alfred Crowquill
Letter from Alfred Crowquill
Portrait of George Augustus Sala
Letter from George Augustus Sala

                The Pic Nic Papers

Title Page from The Pic Nic Papers
Letter from Henry Colburn
Portrait of Charles Culliford Boz Dickens
Letter from Charles Dickens Jr.
The Volunteer's Disaster
Garden Theatricals
Maitre Pierrot

            EVENINGS OF A WORKING MAN

Letter from John Elliotson

                LEGENDS AND LYRICS

Portrait of Adelaide Proctor
Letter from Adelaide Proctor
Portrait of B. W. Proctor
Letter from B. W. Proctor
Letter from Samuel Palmer
Letter from Charles Keene
Portrait of George DuMaurier
Letter from George DuMaurier

                RELIGIOUS OPINIONS OF THE LATE REVEREND CHAUNCEY HARE TOWNSHEND

Photograph of Chauncey Hare Townshend

Plays

            THE STRANGE GENTLEMAN

Portrait of J. P. Harley
Letter from J. P. Harley

                THE VILLAGE COQUETTES

Portrait of John Braham
Letter from John Braham
Letter from, and Portrait of  J. M. Hullah
Advertisement from Bentley's Advertiser
Portrait of Richard Bentley
Letter from Richard Bentley
Portrait of George Bentley
Letter from George Bentley

                THE PATRICIAN'S DAUGHTER

Letter from Westland Martson
Photograph of Westland Martson
The Prologue to The Patrician's Daughter: A Short Essay

                MR. NIGHTINGALE'S DIARY

Portrait of Augustus Egg
Photograph of Mark Lemon
Letter from Mark Lemon
Letter from Wilkie Collins

                THE FROZEN DEEP

A Scene from The Frozen Deep

                NO THOROUGHFARE

Portrait of Charles Fechter
Letter from Charles Fechter

Newspapers, Periodicals

            BENTLEY'S MISCELLANY

Portrait of William Harrison Ainsworth
Letter from William Harrison Ainsworth
Envelope from William Harrison Ainsworth
Portrait of Hablot K. Browne ("Phiz")
Tom Twigger in the Kitchen of Mudfog House
Table of Contents for Bentley's Miscellany
Leaf One, Public Life of Mr. Tulrumble
Leaf Two, Public Life of Mr. Tulrumble
Leaf Three, Public Life of Mr. Tulrumble
Leaf Four, Public Life of Mr. Tulrumble
Leaf Five, Public Life of Mr. Tulrumble
Leaf Six, Public Life of Mr. Tulrumble
Leaf Seven, Public Life of Mr. Tulrumble
Leaf Eight, Public Life of Mr. Tulrumble

                EXTRAORDINARY GAZETTE

Leaf One, The Extraordinary Gazette
Leaf Two, The Extraordinary Gazette

                DURHAM ADVERTISER

Signature of Dr. R. Shelton MacKenzie

                HOOD'S MAGAZINE AND COMIC MISCELLANY

Portrait of Thomas Hood
Letter from Thomas Hood

                THE KEEPSAKE

Portrait of Lady Blessington
Letter from Lady Blessington
Portrait of Alfred D'Orsay
Letter from Alfred D'Orsay
Portrait of Bulwer Lytton
Letter from Bulwer Lytton
Portrait of Alfred Tennyson

                THE EXAMINER

Portrait of Charles Lamb
Portrait of William Hazlitt
Letter from B. W. Matz
Dustjacket from the National Edition of the Works of Charles Dickens
Portrait of John Gibson Lockhart

                HOUSEHOLD WORDS

Photograph of W. H. Wills
Letter from W. H. Wills
Photograph of B. W. Matz
Letter from B. W. Matz
Photograph of R. C. Lehmann, M. P.
Photograph of R. H. Horne
Portrait of T. N. Talfourd
Letter from T. N. Talfourd
Portrait of James T. Fields
Portrait of James R. Osgood
Front Wrapper and Backstrip from Gone Astray
Photograph of T. W. Tyrell
Letter from T. W. Tyrell
Portrait of George Hogarth

                ALL THE YEAR ROUND

Letter from Clarkson Stanfield, R. A. with Photograph

                THE NEW YORK LEDGER

Letter from J. Camden Hotten

                CORNHILL MAGAZINE

Original Front Wrapper from The Cornhill Magazine
In Memoriam, Leaf One
In Memoriam, Leaf Two
In Memoriam, Leaf Three

                THE GAD'S HILL GAZETTE

Reproduction of the August 13th, 1864 Number of The Gad's Hill Gazette
Reproduction of the August 19th, 1865 Number of The Gad's Hill Gazette
Photograph of Henry Fielding Dickens
Letter from Henry Fielding Dickens

Other Works

            MORE HINTS ON ETIQUETTE

Photograph of F. G. Kitton and W. R. Hughes
Letter from F. G. Kitton

                LIZZIE LEIGH

Portrait of Mrs. E. C. Gaskell
Letter from E. C. Gaskell

                FORTUNE WILDRED, THE FOUNDLING

Letter from William Howitt

                LEAFLET ON THOMAS POWELL

Portrait of Dr. Southwood Smith
Portrait of Leigh Hunt
Letter from Leigh Hunt
Envelope Signed by Robert Browning
Portrait of William Wordsworth
Signature of William Wordsworth

                DICKENS-THACKERAY SPEECHES

Portrait of J. B. Buckstone

                MR. THACKERAY, MR. YATES AND THE GARRICK CLUB

Portrait of William M. Thackeray

                ALBERT SMITH'S DRAMATIZATION OF THE CRICKET ON THE HEART

Engraving of Albert Smith
Letter from Albert Smith

                BEADNELL AND KOLLE LETTERS

Photograph of Maria Beadnell
Letter from A. G. S. Beadnell

            ROYAL LITERARY FUND

Letter from Charles W. Dilke

                MRS. GAMP WITH THE STROLLING PLAYERS

Halloa, Mrs. Gamp, What are you up to!

                READING EDITIONS

Letter from Maggs Brothers

                PRESENTATION COPIES

Letter from Dudley Costello
Letter from J. L. Toole
Portrait of Thomas Carlyle
Portrait of Victor Hugo
Portrait of Mrs.Perugini (Kate Dickens)
Letter from Kate Perugini
Signature of Kate Perugini
Photograph of Mamie Dickens
Letter from Mamie Dickens
Portrait of W. C. Macready
Letter from W. C. Macready
Letter from Edmund Yates

                SPEECHES

Photograph of Charles Kent
Invitation to the Charles Dickens Dinner

Eckel Bibliography

Letter from John C. Eckel
Prospectus for Eckel Bibliography
Cover Announcement for Eckel Bibliography
Announcement from The Dickensian
Announcement from Chapman and Hall
Press Release from The Clique Office
Press Release from The Daily Telegraph
Press Release from The Spectator
Press Release from The Athenaeum
Press Release from The Sphere
Article from The Dickensian

Miscellaneous and Unclassified Images

            TO HAVE BEEN INSERTED IN THE INTRODUCTION TO THE BIBLIOGRAPHY

Portrait of Charles Dickens
Letter from Charles Dickens
Portrait of George Cruikshank
Letter from George Cruikshank
Portrait of John Forster
Letter from John Forster
Letter from R. B. Peake
Portrait of John Black
Portrait of Catherine Hogarth Dickens

                TO HAVE BEEN INSERTED AT UNIDENTIFIED LOCATIONS IN THE BIBLIOGRAPHY

Letter from A. H. Layard
Letter from Percy Fitzgerald
Letter from J. C. Hatton
Letter from Blanchard Jerrold
Letter from W. H. Frith
Oil Painting by W. H. Frith of Charles Dickens

Views

Study Room at Gad's Hill
Furnival's Inn, Holborn
12 High Street, Broadstairs
The Albion Hotel, Broadstairs
Camden Crescent, Dover
Devonshire Terrace
Fort House, Broadstairs, Bleak House
58 Lincoln's Inn Fields, London
Rosemont, Switzerland
Albaro, Italy
Tavistock House
387 Mile End Terrace, Landport, Portsea
48 Doughty Street, London
Gad's Hill Place
Photograph of Gad's Hill Place

Dickens Portraits

Portrait of Charles Dickens, 1835
1839
Circa 1840
1841
1842
1842
1854
Circa 1850's
1859
1868
1868
1870
Dickens's Grave in Westminster Abbey

Manuscript Samples

Pickwick Papers
Oliver Twist
Nicholas Nickleby
Master Humphrey's Clock
The Old Curiosity Shop
Barnaby Rudge
The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit
Dealiings With the Firm of Dombey and Son
The Personal History of David Copperfield
Bleak House
Little Dorrit
A Tale of Two Cities
Great Expectations
Our Mutual Friend
The Mystery of Edwin Drood
Sketches of Young Couples
American Notes
A Christmas Carol
The Chimes
Pictures From Italy
A Child's History of England
Hard Times
Prompt Book of The Frozen Deep