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Novels, plays and poetry

We hold many examples of illustrated literature; some notable works include:



Dalziels’ illustrated Arabian nights’ entertainments, one hundred illustrations by J. E. Millais (London: Ward and Lock, 1865)

Dickens, Charles, Great Expectations – facsimile of the serialised edition. All 20 individual instalments are in paper wrappers as they would have originally been sold, each with 32 pages of text, two engraved plate illustrations and 16 pages of advertisements.

Dickens, Charles, The old curiosity shop, with 75 illustrations by Phiz etc. (London: Chapman and Hall, 1910)

Fables of Aesop, and others, with designs on wood by Thomas Bewick (Newcastle: T. Bewick and Son, 1818)

Ingoldsby, Thomas, The Ingoldsby legends, with sixty illustrations by George Cruikshank, John Leech and John Tenniel (London: Richard Bentley, 1864)

Lucian’s true history, illustrated by William Strang, J. B. Clark and Aubrey Beardsley (London: Privately printed, 1894)

Stowe, Harriet Beecher, Uncle Tom’s Cabin [several illustrated editions]

Thackeray, William, The Paris sketch book, with numerous designs by the author on copper and wood (London: Smith, Elder, 1867)

Thackeray, William, The history of Pendennis, with illustrations by the author (London: Smith, Elder, 1869)

Trollope, Anthony, Orley farm, with illustrations by J. E. Millais (London: Chapman and Hall, 1862)

Tytler, Sarah, Papers for thoughtful girls, illustrated by John E. Millais (London: Daldy, Isbister, & Co., 1875)



Blake, William, Songs of innocence and experience, illustrated by the author (Liverpool: Henry Young & Sons, 1923)

Blake, William, The marriage of heaven and hell, illustrated by the author (London: J. M. Dent and Sons, 1927)

Dowson, Ernest, The poems of Ernest Dowson, illustrated by Aubrey Beardsley (London: John Lane, 1905)

Hood, Thomas, Poems, with illustrations by Birket Foster (London: E. Moxon, 1872)

Ingelow, Jean, Poems, engraved by the Brothers Dalziel (London: Longmans, Green, Reader, & Dyer, 1867)

Mackay, Charles. The home affections pourtrayed [sic] by the poets, selected and edited by Charles Mackay, illustrated with one hundred engravings, drawn by eminent artists, and engraved by the Brothers Dalziel (London: George Routledge and Co., 1858)

Rossetti, Christina, Goblin Market, etc., illustrated by D. G. Rossetti (London: Macmillan and Co., 1875)

Tennyson collection: around 70 illustrated Tennyson volumes, including work by artists and engravers such as John Everett Millais, Dante Gabriel Rossetti, Holman Hunt, the Dalziel brothers, Edmund Joseph Sullivan, Joseph Pennell, Eleanor Fortescue Brickdale, Florence Harrison, Katherine Cameron, Amelia Bauerle, Agnes Pinder Davis, Arthur Hughes, Charles Copeland, Edmund Henry Garrett, Gustave Dore, Alberto Sangorski, Alfred Garth Jones, Eleanor Vere Boyle, Anne Lydia Bond, Daniel Maclise, Everard Hopkins, and Vivien Gribble.

Willmott, Robert Aris, The poets of the nineteenth century, illustrated with one hundred engravings drawn by eminent artists and engraved by the Brothers Dalziel (London: Routledge, 1858)

Willmott, Robert Aris, English sacred poetry of the sixteenth, seventeenth, eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, illustrated by Holman Hunt, J. D. Watson, John Gilbert, J. Wolf etc., engraved by the Brothers Dalziel (London: Routledge, 1862)



Dowden Edward, Shakespeare scenes and characters: a series of illustrations (London: Macmillan and Co., 1876)

Knight, Charles (ed.), The pictorial edition of the works of Shakespeare (London: Charles Knight and Co., [1839-] 1843) 8 vols.

Shakespeare, William, A midsummer night’s dream, with illustrations by Arthur Rackham (London: William Heinemann, 1908)