I am very grateful to Barbara Cantor, Michael Berkowitz, and the anonymous referees
for their helpful comments on an earlier version of this paper and I would also like
to thank Brian Maidment for information about Benjamin Steill. For initiating me into
the history of Victorian publishing I am indebted to Jonathan Topham. For permission
to reproduce the illustrations I would like to thank the
Jewish Chronicle and the Brotherton Library, University of Leeds.
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