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Record Number: KEP0005

Related Work: Antiquary, The

Illustration Title/Caption: One Peep was Enough

Keyword(s): Heukbane, Mrs - Mailsetter, Mrs - Shortcake, Mrs -

Artist: Henry James Richter

Engraver: Frederick Bacon

Work Type: steel engraving

Size(cm): 10.8 x 8

Date: 1832

Source Text: The Keepsake for 1833 (London: Longman & Co., 1832)

Position in Source Text: facing p. 303

Location of Copy: EUL, Corson E.KEE.6

Image File Name: 0007336d.jpg


Notes: Depicts Mrs Heukbane and Mrs Shortcake examining the love letter of Richard Taffril to Jenny Caxon in Mrs Mailsetter's parlour in the Fairport postmaster's house [Ch. 15]. Employed here to illustrate a short tale, 'One Peep was Enough; or, The Post-Office', by Miss L. E. Landon. Published later in H. I. and A. Stevens, 'Scott and Scotland' (London, 1845), facing p. 217, with caption 'Scene in the Post Office at Fairport / Vide Antiquary, Ch. 15': see image.

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One Peep was Enough


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