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Dickens, Charles. Our Mutual Friend. May 1864-November 1865. London: Chapman and Hall.

Many of Dickens’s novels were first published in 20 monthly parts. The cover is colored paper printed from wood.

Our Mutual Friend



The Chatterbox

The Chatterbox. New York: Frank Leslie’s Publishing House, 1879-80.

Glazed paper printed from wood.



Punch. London: New Library Series, 1885-1886.

Glazed paper printed from wood.





The Strand Magazine

The Strand Magazine: An Illustrated Monthly. London: George Newnes, 1891.

Blue cloth blocked in black on front, and gold and black on the spine, with beveled boards.



The Yellow Book: An Illustrated Quarterly. London: Elkin Mathews and John Lane, 1894-1900.

Yellow cloth blocked in black on front, spine, and back. Cover designed by Aubrey Beardsley.

Volumes 1-4 were designed by Beardsley.

The Yellow Book (1894)


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