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These illustrations, by John McLenan, are taken from the first American edition of A Tale of Two Cities – Peterson’s Uniform Edition of 1859. The cover illustration for this issue reproduces one of the engravings prepared by “Phiz” (Hablot K. Browne) for the monthly numbers of the novel (A Tale of Two Cities was published simultaneously in a weekly and a monthly format). The weekly serial of A Tale of Two Cities was not illustrated.

“The Miniature Guillotine”

“I Call Myself the Samson of the Fire-wood Guillotine”

“Evrémonde Borne Off in Triumph”

“The Citizen Evrémonde, Called Darnay”

The maps reproduced in this issue are taken from the Plan de la Ville de Paris, Période Révolutionnaire, 1790-1794. Prepared in 1887 at the direction of the Municipal Council of Paris, the Plan shows us the city as it appeared during the Revolution. It is reproduced here in detail for greater legibility and convenience of reference.

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