Marley’s Ghost

Marley’s Ghost —

John Leech


Hand-coloured steeling engraving

9 .8 x 8 cm vignetted

Dickens’s A Christmas Carol, first edition (1843).

Leech’s illustration captures the precise moment when the miser, in nightgown and sitting down before his fitful fire to enjoy a bowl of gruel, encounters the ghost of his dead partner.

Scanned image and text by Philip V. Allingham.
Image courtesy of Toronto bibliophile and Dickens collector Dan Callinescu.

Full-page illustration for Dickens’s Christmas Carol: ‘Marley’s Ghost’

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