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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 illustrations 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.

“After the Trial”

“The Lion and the Jackal”

“Mr. Lorry’s Return to Clerkenwell”

“Miss Pross and Mr. Lorry”

The maps reproduced in this issue are taken from Harrison’s New and Universal History, Description and Survey of … London (1776). Harrison’s map of London (dated 1777) is reproduced in detail for greater legibility and convenience of reference.

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