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Record Number: NTE0021

Related Work: Fortunes of Nigel, The

Illustration Title/Caption: The Fortunes of Nigel / Nigel Encountering the Murderers of Trapbois

Keyword(s): Olifaunt, Nigel (Lord Glenvarloch) - Trapbois, Martha - Murder & Murderers - Arms & Armaments - Pirates & Robbers

Artist: Thomas M. Wright

Engraver: John Romney

Work Type: engraving

Size(cm): 9 x 6.5

Date: 1825

Source Text: Novels and Romances of the Author of Waverley [18mo issue], 7 vols (Edinburgh: Constable & Co., 1825)

Position in Source Text: vol. 3 (frontispiece)

Location of Copy: BL 12604.a.3

Image File Name: 0007414d.jpg

Notes: Depicts Nigel rushing in through door and firing pistol at ruffians, one of whom falls, with the shocked Martha Trapbois appealing to him [Ch. 24]. Imprint of Hurst, Robinson, & Co., London (the secondary publishers on title-page). Also appears in 'The Waverley Album' (London: Charles Heath, [1832]), facing p. 39 (see image). Vol. also includes title-page vignette of Whitehall as in vol. 3 of 1824 12mo issue, but with engraver given as Edward Finden.

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