Mr. Meeson's Will
Mr. Meeson's Will is a legal drama concerning an authoress stranded on a desert island with a wealthy publisher who tattoos his will onto her back. MMW was first published in its entirely in the Summer Number of The Illustrated London News, issued June 1888 and accompanied Amedée Forrestier and G. Montbard's illustrations. Spencer Blackett, London, published an edition in October 1888 featuring sixteen full-page illustrations by Forestier and Montbard. This edition also includes 26 chapter-heading embellishments, 24 decorative first letters, and 18 end-of-chapter decorations. In 1888 Pollard & Moss, New York, published an edition with twenty-four full page illustrations by Philip G. Cusachs.
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