NOTES ON ISSUE 1: ILLUSTRATIONS
These illustrations, by Harry French, are
taken from the Household Edition of Hard Times, published
by Chapman and Hall in London (D. Appleton and Co. in New York),
in the 1870s. The weekly serial of Hard Times was not
illustrated, nor was the first volume edition.
Untitled plate, depicting Mr. Gradgrind catching his children
Louisa and Tom at the circus.
Untitled illustration, depicting Ringmaster
Sleary and his daughter Josephine, in her costume as an equestrienne.
This engraving illustrated the title page of the Household Edition.
The following illustration reproduces
the cover of the Household Edition of Hard Times, which
was published in a booklet with a green paper cover—similar
to the print edition of Discovering Dickens. Indeed, this illustration
will be used as the cover of all of the issues of Hard Times
in this serialization.The publishing mark on the cover (D. Appleton
and Co., New York) is different from that inside the book (Chapman
and Hall, London).