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A Woodblock Illustration

In this video, join Curator Louisa Price as she shows you a woodblock of John Leech’s famous illustration, ‘Mr. Fezziwig’s Ball’ – the only illustration to be used in Dickens’s 1852 cheap edition of his Christmas stories.

Dickens experiments with colour in A Christmas Carol

In this video, join Curator Louisa Price as she shows you a rare trail edition of the Carol and explains the importance of colour.

First edition of 'A Christmas Carol'

Object in focus: First edition of A Christmas Carol

Portrait of Charles Dickens

Object in focus: Portrait of Charles Dickens

Print block for ‘Fezziwig’s Ball’

Object in focus: Print block for ‘Fezziwig’s Ball’
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