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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

Identifier: 47CIA_16

Illustration on Page 546a of the 1886 James Nisbet & Co. "New Edition, Golden Ladder Series" Reprint Depicting Edinburgh


This 4-color wood engraving, appearing on page 546a of the 1886 James Nisbet "New Edition" Golden Ladder Series reprint, depicts Edinburgh from a distance. The illustration first appeared without color in James Nisbet's 1853 Author's Edition (see 3WIS). The caption to the image reads "Edinburgh" with a reference to page 546. The landscape captures the natural beauty of the hilly terrain, while also showing the large edifices and monuments known to that city, such as the Nelson Monument, which spires up into the pale, cloudy blue sky. In the front center of the image are tourists gazing upon old Edinburgh.

Subjects: Edinburgh

Identifier: 8UVA_33_546a