A Woodblock Illustration for Dickens’s Cheap Edition

Dickens understood the importance of illustrations in a book and found inventive ways to include them in editions of his novels. 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. 

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