frontispiece and title page
The New York Public Library, Berg Collection
of English and American Literature

Engraved portrait of Charles Dickens, after the 1838 drawing in chalk by Samuel Laurence.
"What a face to meet in a drawing rooms!" said Leigh Hunt of Dickens. "It has the life and soul in it of fifty human beings!" Laurence's original drawing is now in the collections of the National Portrait Gallery, London.

The remarque at lower left is a portrait of Fanny Dickens, the novelist's eldest sister.