“The Name on the Beam.”
Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street
Vol. I, p. 152
First serialized in Bentley’s Miscellany, Jack Sheppard became enormously popular. In early 1839, Ainsworth replaced Dickens as editor of the Miscellany, and over the next five years wrote six historical novels, all illustrated by Cruikshank. The first three were serialized in the Miscellany; the second three in Ainsworth’s Magazine, a monthly started by the author in January 1842 after breaking with Bentley. Cruikshank designed the wrappers and provided most of the illustrations.
Source: Jack Sheppard. A Romance. By W. Harrison Ainsworth, Esq., Author of “Rookwood" and “Crichton.” With Illustrations by George Cruikshank. In three Volumes.
From the collection of Josephine Lea Iselin.