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Record Number: NTE0007

Related Work: Black Dwarf, The

Illustration Title/Caption: The Black Dwarf / The Black Dwarf in a Frenzy of Grief upon Beholding the Tomb of his Affianced Bride

Keyword(s): Black Dwarf, The ('Canny Elshie', Sir Edward Manley) - Vere, Letitia - Graves - Dwarfs

Artist: Charles Robert Leslie

Engraver: Charles Rolls

Work Type: engraving

Size(cm): 9 x 6.5

Date: 1823

Source Text: Novels and Tales of the Author of Waverley [18mo issue], 12 vols (Edinburgh: Constable & Co., 1823)

Position in Source Text: vol. 7 (frontispiece)

Location of Copy: NLS, NG.1177.f.18

Image File Name: 0007381d.jpg

Notes: Depicts the Black Dwarf looking away from the tomb of Mrs Vere of Ellieslaw, with a sculpted weeping cherub overlooking her marble figure [Ch. 17]. Also appears in 'The Waverley Album' (London: Charles Heath, [1832]), facing p. 13 (see image). Imprint of Hurst, Robinson, & Co., London (the secondary publishers on title-page). Vol. also includes title-page vignette of Craignethan, as in vol. 10 of 1821 12mo issue, but with engraver given as Charles Heath.

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