Charles Dickens – Oliver Twist or The Parish Boy’s Progress by Boz – First Edition 1838

Charles Dickens – Oliver Twist or The Parish Boy’s Progress by Boz – First Edition 1838

Charles Dickens Oliver Twist First Edition

Charles Dickens – Oliver Twist or The Parish Boy’s Progress by Boz – First Edition 1838

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FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, 3 Vols, pp. (iv), 331, [5 ads]; [iv], 307, [1]; [2, ads], 315, [1] + 24 plates by George Cruikshank. First issue with the ‘Fireside’ plate and ‘Boz’ on the title-pages. Original diaper-grain purple cloth. Publisher’s (Carter A) binding of moderate reddish brown horizontally ribbed cloth, front and back covers stamped in blind with an arabesque design. Spines lettered and ruled in gilt, without the gilt stamped London/Bentley imprint at foot, original pale yellow coated endpapers. Some spotting and light dust soiling, plates lightly toned, small repair to half-title of vol. 1 Spines sunned and creased, extremities a touch worn, old repairs to the spine ends and one joint, some discolouration to endpapers. Contemporary ownership name to flyleaves. The three volumes were issued while the text was still in the middle of its serialisation in Bentley’s Miscellany. Dickens changed his mind about the use of his pseudonym on the title-page early in the publication process, as well as rejecting one of the plates, with this copy being from the first issue before those changes were made. (Smith, 4.)

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FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, 3 Vols, pp. (iv), 331, [5 ads]; [iv], 307, [1]; [2, ads], 315, [1] + 24 plates by George Cruikshank. First issue with the ‘Fireside’ plate and ‘Boz’ on the title-pages. Original diaper-grain purple cloth. Publisher’s (Carter A) binding of moderate reddish brown horizontally ribbed cloth, front and back covers stamped in blind with an arabesque design. Spines lettered and ruled in gilt, without the gilt stamped London/Bentley imprint at foot, original pale yellow coated endpapers. Some spotting and light dust soiling, plates lightly toned, small repair to half-title of vol. 1 Spines sunned and creased, extremities a touch worn, old repairs to the spine ends and one joint, some discolouration to endpapers. Contemporary ownership name to flyleaves. The three volumes were issued while the text was still in the middle of its serialisation in Bentley’s Miscellany. Dickens changed his mind about the use of his pseudonym on the title-page early in the publication process, as well as rejecting one of the plates, with this copy being from the first issue before those changes were made. (Smith, 4.)

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