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This is the title page to the  Clarke, Beeton, & Co. reprint, version 1. The page begins with the title and the author underneath. Following the author is stated "With a Preface" In gothic-style font. Rev. C. B. Tayler is credited underneath with the preface. Between two simple zierrats underneath appears "WITH TWELVE ILLUSTRATIONS BY M. E. DEAR.". Beneath the illustration credit is an excerpt from Longfellow's "To a Child." The page ends with the publisher and their address.
Subjects: Title Page
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Illustration on Page 118a of the 1886 James Nisbet & Co. "New Edition, Golden Ladder Series" Reprint Depicting Ellen and Nancy at the Brook
This 4-color wood engraving, appearing on page 118a of the 1886 James Nisbet & Co. Golden Ladder Series reprint, depicts Ellen and Nancy at the brook. The illustration first appeared without color in James Nisbet's 1853 Author's Edition (see 3WIS). The caption to the image reads "The Charmed Spot" with a reference to page 118. The image depicts Ellen sitting thoughtfully beside a brook, while Nancy stands behind her, wearing a sullen expression. Ellen is dressed in a clean apron and wrapped in a red shawl, whereas Nancy stands in a rather dingy and wrinkled dress. This further illustrates the fundamental difference between Ellen's purity and gentleness, and Nancy's rough-and-tumble ways.
Subjects: The Brook, Ellen, Nancy
Frontispiece to Volume One of the 1853 James Nisbet, Hamilton, Adams & Co. "New Edition" Reprint, Depicting Ellen and Nancy at the Brook
This black and white illustration, appearing as the frontispiece to volume 1 of the 1853 James Nisbet and Co. "New Edition" reprint, depicts Ellen and Nancy at the brook. Ellen sits next to the water with her hands in her lap as Nancy stands behind Ellen looking down at her. A line of trees extends across the background of the illustration and several bushes surround Ellen and Nancy. The stillness of the two girls is contrasted by the movement of the water in the foreground of the illustration.
Subjects: The Brook, Ellen, Nancy
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Title Page Vignette of the 1853 G. Routledge & Co. Reprint, Depicting Alice Finding Ellen on the Cat's Back
This black and white illustration, appearing as the title page vignette to the 1853 G. Routledge & Co. reprint, depicts Alice finding Ellen distraught on the Cat's Back. Both Alice and Ellen are framed by the trees and rocks of the scene. A moon overlooks the scene, with the title, lacking a comma, floating above it like clouds. It uses Susan Warner's pseudonym, Elizabeth Wetherell. The name of the publisher appears below the scene in a similar typography. The name of the illustrator, Dalziel, is inscribed in the lower-right corner of the illustration.
Subjects: The Cat’s Back, Ellen, Alice
Illustration on Page 274a of the 1853 G. Routledge & Co. Reprint, Depicting Ellen, Alice, and John Preparing for their Sleigh Ride to the Marshman's
This black and white illustration, appearing on page 274a of the 1853 G. Routledge & Co. reprint, depicts Ellen, Alice, and John about to get on the sleigh that will take them to the Marshman's for Christmas. John is carrying Ellen to put her in the sleigh, with Alice and Margery talking behind them. The sleigh's driver stands waiting in the background. Captain Parry(?) appears prepared to jump into the sleigh, and the horse Prince Charlie is hitched to the sleigh. A caption below the illustration reads, "Starting with the Sleigh," referencing the scene from page 274 of the novel. The trees around the sleigh give a pleasant natural frame to the scene. The name of the illustrator, Dalziel, is inscribed in the lower-left corner of the illustration.
Subjects: Sleigh Ride, Ellen, Alice, John, Margery
Illustration on Page 424a of the 1853 G. Routledge & Co. Reprint, Depicting Ellen and John on the Cat's Back
This black and white illustration, appearing on page 424a of the 1853 G. Routledge & Co. reprint, depicts John and Ellen on the Cat's Back after Alice's death. A caption below the illustration reads "John finds Ellen on the Mountain," a reference to the scene appearing on page 424. In the illustration, John stoops down and wraps one arm around Ellen as she stands with her arms around his neck facing away from the viewer. They are surrounded by rocks and tall foliage, which frame their position on the mountain. Ellen's white dress stands out against John's black attire and the dark grey foliage behind them. The name of the illustrator, Dalziel, is inscribed in the lower-right corner of the illustration.
Subjects: The Cat’s Back, Ellen, John
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Illustration on Page 337 of 1892 J. B. Lippincott Company "New Edition" Reprint, Depicting Ellen and Mr. Van Brunt in the Woods
This black and white illustration, appearing on page 337 of the 1892 J. B. Lippincott Company "New Edition" reprint, depicts Ellen and Mr. Van Brunt in the woods. Ellen stands holding a basket among the trees and grass of the woods as Mr. Van Brunt leans against his ax in the background with several chopped pieces of wood sitting near his feet. His two oxen stand near him as he gazes at Ellen, who looks around her, seemingly in awe of the natural beauty of the woods as she rests her hand on her chest.
Subjects: In the Woods, Ellen, Mr. Van Brunt
This illustration, appearing as the frontispiece to the 1888 J. B. Lippincott Company reprint, depicts Ellen standing in a garden. A caption below the illustration reads, "Bear a lily in thy hand: / Gates of brass cannot withstand / One touch of that mighty wand." This caption quotes a stanza from Henry Wadsworth Longfellow's poem "Maidenhood," and emphasizes Ellen's innocence and purity. In the illustration, Ellen stands in a garden surrounded by flowers and trees. She holds a book in one hand and caresses a lily with the other. She wears a brimmed hat with a bow and gazes directly at the viewer of the illustration. Below the illustration is also the name of the illustrator, Frederick Dielman, as well as the title of the novel and the volume and page number.