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  • Bel Demonio and Fabian's Tower

    Book, Yellow back, Illustration, Image

    Ward & Lock closely followed Routledge as the most prolific publisher of yellowbacks, producing series such as the Run a...

  • Christmas card with picture of tea leaves

    Card, Illustration, Image Created date: c. 19th century

    Sir Henry Cole devised the first Christmas card in 1843, but it wasn’t until the 1880s that festive cards were mass prod...

  • Penny dreadful, Black Bess

    Penny dreadful, Serial, Illustration, Image

    Black Bess is a heavily fictionalised account of the life and death of the infamous English highway bandit Dick Turpin ...

  • Penny dreadful, The Boy Detective

    Penny dreadful, Serial, Illustration, Image

    Published as a 72-part serial, The Boy Detective was part of a trend for cheaply produced mystery novels set in the kin...

  • Penny dreadful, The Poor Boys of London

    Penny dreadful, Serial, Illustration, Image

    The Poor Boys of London was a 41-part serialised novel, in which the author attempted to show how poverty and bad compan...

  • Penny dreadful, The Wild Boys of London

    Penny dreadful, Serial, Illustration, Image

    Consisting of loosely linked stories about a gang of juvenile criminals, The Wild Boys of London was only moderately suc...

  • Sketches illustrating the months by George Cruiksh...

    Print, Image

    These month-themed illustrations show off the skills of the caricaturist George Cruikshank at their best: the scenes are...