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Oliver Twist

By Dickens, Charles




Oliver Twist; or, The Parish Boy's Progress (commonly known as Oliver Twist) (1838) is Charles Dickens's second novel.


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OLIVER TWIST;

[Dickens, Charles]

1838. [our finest copy evah] or, The Parish Boy's Progress. By "Boz." In Three Volumes. London: Richard Bentley, 1838. 4 pp Vol I undated ads; 2 preliminary pp Vol III undated ads. Original purplish-brown fine-diaper cloth. First Edition, first issue, of this classic novel that has also been a hit as a Broadway musical. This is the "true first edition," not merely the "first edition in book form." Unlike most of Dickens's novels, OLIVER TWIST was not first issued in monthly serial parts; it did appear in "Bentley's Miscellany" magazine from February 1837 through April 1839, but this three-volume edition was published in November 1838. (OLIVER TWIST was finally issued in ten serial parts in 1846 -- one of the scarcest "Dickens in parts.")~Within a week after initial publication, copies began to be issued (at Dickens's insistence) with his name on the title pages (rather than "Boz"), and with the "church" plate replacing the "fireside" plate. This copy is of the first issue -- with "Boz" on the title pages and with the "fireside" plate at the end of Vol III. This set is in the primary fine-diaper cloth (some copies are in horizontally-ribbed cloth of the same color, but with a different arabesque design -- precedence unknown). This copy does have the "London/Bentley" imprint at the foot of the spines, where some copies are blank; it has been surmised that the blank binding is earlier, if only because Bentley would have been more likely to add than to remove his name from the volumes -- though precedence is far from certain. Lastly, the list of illustrations in Vol I is present in this copy: again it is uncertain whether its absence or its presence was the earlier state, though it is possible that Bentley may have begun inserting it when he realized that George Cruikshank's name had otherwise been omitted from the publication. (Bear in mind that the second issue, with Dickens's name on the title pages, was out within a week of the first; therefore, all of these questions of precedence among issue points involve only a few days.)~This set is in FINE condition: there is essentially no external wear to the cloth, the spine gilt remains bright, the original yellow endpapers exhibit only the merest hint of cracking, there is scarcely any foxing at all on the textual leaves or plates... in fact, the ONLY notable flaw is that on two covers there is a faint partial glass-ring. Period. This is the best copy we have offered in our 35 years in business. Smith I pp 28-37; Gimbel A27; Eckel pp 59-61; Carter BV p. 107 and MBV p. 7. Housed in a morocco-backed clamshell case.

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$24,500.00

Oliver Twist; Or, The Parish Boy’s Progress by “Boz”

DICKENS, CHARLES

London: Richard Bentley, 1838. First Edition; three volumes; first issue; with “Boz” on the title pages and with the “fireside” plate in volume three. Publisher’s cloth; variant state binding with “London/ Bentley” at the foot of the spines (according to Smith, not a point of any significance); some cloth fading, minor wear and spotting; slight ink marks on one title page; a very clean set with only occasional spots and foxing; in a custom quarter morocco slipcase with chemises. The "fireside" plate was one of several illustrations by Cruikshank that were rushed to complete the book. Reviewing the plates before publication, Dickens objected to this illustration and ordered a new one prepared. Early copies have this original plate, as well as "Boz" on the title page, which also displeased the author. The book was published on November 9, 1838, and changes were made in copies prepared between the 9th and the 16th.

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Oliver Twist

DICKENS Charles

1838. First Edition . DICKENS, Charles. Oliver Twist; Or, the Parish Boy's Progress. By ""Boz."" London: Richard Bentley, 1838. Three volumes. Octavo, period-style full speckled calf gilt, red and green morocco spine labels, marbled endpapers, with original blind-stamped brown cloth bound in at rear of each volume. $9500.First edition, first issue, of Dickens’ classic, with the “Fireside” plate and “Boz” title pages, uncut with original cloth bound in.""When Bentley decided to publish Oliver in book form before its completion in his periodical, Cruikshank had to complete the last few plates in haste. Dickens did not review them until the eve of publication and objected to the Fireside plate which depicted Oliver at Rose Maylie's knee [Volume III, p. 313]… Dickens had Cruikshank design a new plate… This Church plate was not completed in time for incorporation into the early copies of the book, but it replaced the Fireside plate in later copies… Dickens not only objected to the Fireside plate, but also disliked having 'Boz' on the title page. He voiced these objections prior to publication and the plate and title page were changed between November 9 and 16"" (Smith, 35). With half title in each volume (including in Volume III, which usually features two pages of publisher's ads rather than a half title), and four pages of publisher's ads at the end of Volume I. This is Smith's variant cloth binding, bound in, with horizontally ribbed cloth rather than diapered, and with no publisher name at the foot of the spines. ""A genuine first issue in the original cloth covers, uncut, and with clean, unfoxed plates and leaves is very rare"" (Eckel, 54). Smith 4 (especially note 3). Eckel, 51-60. Expert cleaning to plates, scattered foxing and soiling to text. Very handsomely bound.

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$9,500.00

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Oliver Twist.

Dickens, Charles

London: Richard Bentley, 1838. First edition, first issue with 24 plates by George Cruikshank (including the suppressed "Fireside" plate) and without Dickens' name on the title page. Both plate and name were changed within the week of publication in November 1928. Octavo, three volumes, original red cloth. An excellent example with some toning to the spine and rubbing to the crown of the spines. "Dickens turned in Oliver Twist to the novel of crime and terror Some characters are drawn with humorous realism, but for the most part humor is dimmed by gloomy memories of the author’s own neglected childhood and sensational scenes are shrouded in an atmosphere genuinely eerie and sinister That Dickens shared with his contemporaries the conviction that the novel should be an instrument of social reform is evident in Oliver Twist" (Baugh).

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$9,200.00

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Oliver Twist.

Dickens, Charles

London: Richard Bentley, 1838. First edition, with "By Boz" to each title page and the "Rose Maylie" plate present. Octavo, three volumes, bound in full brown calf, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, triple ruled gilt to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, inner dentelles, top edge gilt. In near fine condition with light rubbing. "Dickens turned in Oliver Twist to the novel of crime and terror Some characters are drawn with humorous realism, but for the most part humor is dimmed by gloomy memories of the author’s own neglected childhood and sensational scenes are shrouded in an atmosphere genuinely eerie and sinister That Dickens shared with his contemporaries the conviction that the novel should be an instrument of social reform is evident in Oliver Twist" (Baugh).

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$7,500.00

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Oliver Twist; or, The Parish Boy's Progress. By "Boz"

DICKENS, Charles

London: Richard Bentley, 1838. First Edition. Attractive, unrestored copy of this Dickens masterwork, noted by Self as "the first English novel to feature a young child as protagonist." Begun as a serial in Bentley's Miscellany, the book was issued prior to the story's completion in the magazine. Later issues replace "Boz" with "Charles Dickens" on title page and replace the "Fireside" illustration, which Dickens disliked, with a graveside scene. Three octavo volumes. First issue, with "Boz" on title page of all three volumes and "Fireside" plate at p.312 of volume III. 4pp. of publisher's ads at end of volume I. Half-titles present in volumes I & II; lacking in volume 3, where the advertising leaf appears in lieu of half-title. Volume I includes the leaf of instructions for placement of plates (often lacking). 24 inserted leaves of plates by George Cruikshank. Publisher's deep brown cloth, faded to tan on spines; cream yellow endpapers; page edges untrimmed; brief (1/8") mended tear to cloth at crown of volume I; volumes I & III faded at upper extremities of boards; still a clean, complete, and entirely unsophisticated set, texts unmarked with scattered faint foxing; Very Good.

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$6,000.00

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Oliver Twist; or the Parish Boy's Progress

Dickens, Charles

London: Richard Bentley, 1838. First Edition. Cloth. George Cruikshank. first issue, with the Fireside plate in volume III, "Boz" on all 3 titles pages and publisher's name at foot of spines. A very good, unsophistocated copy, with all hinges intact. 3 volumes in publisher's blind stamped cloth; yellow coated end papers.The true first edition, having been published in November 1838, 5 months before the final installment in Bentley's Miscellany. Oliver Twist was not issued in the 10 monthly parts, until 1846. Half-titles are present in volumes I and II, but not in volume III, where the advertising leaf appears instead (as called for). Internally very clean and bright, with only light occasional foxing in volume III; light wear at extremities. Housed in a handsome quarter-leather clamshell box.

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$4,820.00

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Oliver Twist.

DICKENS, Charles.

London: Richard Bentley,, 1838. In three volumes. 3 volumes, octavo (188 x 114 mm). Contemporary dark brown half calf, twin red morocco labels, spines richly gilt in compartments, marbled paper sides with blind rolls, marbled endpapers. Engraved frontispiece to each volume and 21 plates by George Cruikshank. Bound without half-titles; contemporary ownership stamp to each front free endpaper verso; some inked marginalia to Volume 2. Boards slightly rubbed, mild tanning to plates, occasional spotting to text. An excellent set. First edition, second issue with "Charles Dickens" rather than "Boz" on the title pages and with the Church plate replacing the Fireside plate in the third volume. "When Bentley decided to publish Oliver in book form before its completion in his periodical, Cruikshank had to complete the last few plates in haste. Dickens did not review them until the eve of publication and objected to the Fireside plate ('Rose Maylie and Oliver' No. 8 in volume three) which depicted Oliver at Rose Maylie's knee with Harry and old Mrs. Maylie all gathered around the living-room fire. Dickens had Cruikshank design a new plate which retained the same title and showed Rose and Oliver standing before the tablet put up in the church to the memory of Oliver's mother. This Church plate was not completed in time for incorporation into the early copies of the book, but it replaced the Fireside plate in later copies and was used in Bentley's Miscellany" (Smith). Dickens had also decided that he would no longer be known as "Boz"; again this decision was too late for the earliest copies, those published between 9 and 16 November. A well-preserved set in contemporary bindings.

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$2,489.76

Oliver Twist

Dickens, Charles

Monterey Soundworks, 2000-05-01. Audio Cassette. New. 0.7000 inches 6.9000 inches 4.3000 inches. ABSOLUTELY BRAND NEW IN SHRINKWRAP!! ABSOLUTELY BRAND NEW IN SHRINKWRAP!!.

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$2,468.01

Oliver Twist; or the Parish Boy's Progress

Dickens, Charles

London: Richard Bentley, 1838 Three volumes. Illustrated with twenty-four streel-engraved plates by George Cruikshank. First edition, first issue, with "Boz" on the title pages and the "Fireside plate" in Volume III. Publisher's variant horizontally-ribbed cloth, with arabesque designs to the boards in blind, four bands to the spine in blind, lettered in gilt, pale yellow coated endpapers. About very good, with some minor repairs to the cloth at the spines, a few minor chips to the spine ends, a few signatures slightly loosened, hinges very lightly starting inside the covers at the spine ends, some light soiling and dampstaining to the boards, the usual toning and minor spotting to the plates, Vol. II with an erased former owner's inscription to the front free endpaper, a few scattered spots to the otherwise clean pages. Overall, a presentable copy of Dicken's second novel in the original cloth. Smith I, 4. This copy of Oliver Twist is the first issue of the text in book form, with Dickens credited as "Boz" on the title page and with the final plate, "Rose Maylie and Oliver," depicting a fireside scene. Later issues of the first edition contain a cancel title page citing Charles Dickens as the author and have the "Church plate," which shows Rose and Oliver in a church, as the final illustration. As Smith explains in his bibliography, "When Bentley decided to publish Oliver in book form before its completion in his periodical, Cruikshank had to complete the last few plates in haste" and Dickens was not able to review them "until the eve of publication." Published shortly after the enactment of the Poor Law Amendment Act of 1834, which mandated that state poor relief would only be given to workhouse residents, Oliver Twist served as a vehicle for Dicken's criticism of the effects of poverty left unabated. Specifically, this social novel tells the story of poor, orphaned Oliver Twist who is drawn into the dark worlds of child labor, petty crime, and life in the London slums.. Illus. by Cruikshank, George. 1st Edition.. Hard Cover. Very Good.

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$2,250.00

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OLIVER TWIST

Dickens, Charles (Boz!)

1839. In Two Volumes. Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, successors to Carey & Co., 1839. 2 pp preliminary ads in Vol I; 16 pp terminal ads in Vol II. Original paper-covered boards with rose cloth spines and printed spine labels. First American Edition. The UK serialization of OLIVER TWIST took place in Bentley's Miscellany from February 1837 through April 1839, with Bentley's three-volume first edition coming out on November 9, 1838. Serialization was likewise taking place (irregularly -- beginning in the middle) in the American version of Bentley's Miscellany, and in addition Lea & Blanchard began issuing illustrated parts in 1838 (copying from the Miscellany). L&B's plan was simply to publish a one-volume edition complete with all 24 Cruikshank illustrations, as soon as possible -- but as the end of 1838 (and the publication of the three-volume edition in London) drew nigh, L&B faced a dilemma: their competitors would soon have access to the three-volume edition.~It is noteworthy that L&B had "signified their desire to differentiate themselves from the ordinary piratical reprinters of Dickens's work in America" by making modest payments to Dickens (50 pounds to Dickens, 60 to Bentley) via their agent in London; this was "not unmingled with self-interest," as it secured slightly-advance proofs unavailable to their competitors -- but they had to hurry to take advantage of this small time advantage. According to Tillotson, L&B first printed their octavo one-volume edition by the second week of December 1838 -- but then did not publish it until 2 February 1839, due to the delay in receiving and reproducing the 24 illustrations. In the third week of December 1838, L&B, with their one-volume edition printed and awaiting illustrations, decided that they must rush an un-illustrated edition through the press and into the public's hands before their competitors (namely William Colyer of New York) could get a copy of the three-volume London edition by sea -- so this two-volume edition hit the streets on 19 December 1838 -- with an apology, on the preliminary leaf, that the Cruikshank illustrations had not yet arrived. (For more detail on all of this see Kathleen Tillotson's magnificent analysis of the 1838-39 Philadelphia editions of OLIVER TWIST -- source of the above quotes.)~This edition has the error that both the last chapter in Vol I and the first chapter in Vol II are numbered XXIX -- with the improper numbering then carrying through to the end of the book. This copy has the only issue point (the preliminary ad leaf) in the first state (signed with an asterisk but no "1").~Condition is, for this cheap hurry-up production, very good. The rose cloth spines are as always faded, and the labels there are rubbed (though mostly still present); the endpapers (each front one bearing the same early signature) are cracked but present and the volumes are tight; the leaves (cheap paper) exhibit the usual amount of foxing. Smith pp 83-87; Podeschi (Yale) A33.

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OLIVER TWIST; or The Parish Boy's Progress. [as published in] BENTLEY'S MISCELLANY. American Edition. Vol I. Vol. II. [bound with] SUPPLEMENT To BENTLEY'S MISCELLANY, American Edition

Dickens, Charles [1812 - 1870]

New - York: Jemima M. Lewer, Publisher, 1838. 1st printing thus (cf. Smith AMERICAN 3n6). Modern brown quarter-leather bindings, with marbled paper boards. Bindings: Fine. Textblocks: stained & foxed. Vol I lacking 2 preliminary leaves ["Contents"] with one subsequent leaf, pp. 121/122, having a closed tear. Title leaf with a bit of edge restoration. Overall, Good. Illustrations generally clean, with only occasional foxing and/or browning.. 2 volumes: [[2], [v] - viii, 188; 628; v, [1], 208, [2], 313 - 416, [2], 417 - 520, [2], 521 - 632; [4], 188, 355 - 366 pp. Vol II begins with announcement for Barnaby Rudge, [dated Dec. 1, 1838]. NB. Vol II Supplement duplicates OT through Chap XIX, plus the 9 plates, found in Vol I> Vol I: 24 inserted plates [OT - 15], on heavier stock yellow paper, after Cruikshank's originals. Tissue guards present. Vol II: 5 plates for OT [one ("Mr. Bumble degraded ...") imperfect, with loss in lower right quadrant]. 8vo. 9-1/2" x 5-5/8" According to Smith, William Lewer began publication of OT with Chapter 20 [in January 1838], issuing the supplement in June 1838 [containing Chapters I - 19]. Jemima Lewer, in August 1838, continued monthly publication through April 1839. These two volumes contain that text & illustrations published through December 1838 [Book the Third, Chapter 8]. A rather uncommon US periodical publication of Dickens' famous novel.

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Oliver Twist;

Charles Dickens

London - Thomas Hailes Lacy, 1859 Book. Very Good. Hardcover. First edition.. An exciting and very scarce little volume, containing the first dramatisation of Charles Dicken's Oliver Twist and The Cricket on the Hearth. Dickens (1812 1870) was an English writer and social critic. He created some of the world's most memorable fictional characters and is generally regarded as the greatest novelist of the Victorian period. During his life, his works enjoyed unprecedented fame, and by the twentieth century his literary genius was broadly acknowledged by critics and scholars. His novels and short stories continue to be widely popular. Each playis bound with the paper wraps in which they were originally published for French's Acting Editions. The Cricket on the Hearth is also accompanied by a delightful engraved frontispiece. Each is a first edition thus. In a Mcrrell binding. Condition: In a quarter calf binding over cloth covered boards. Externally, very smart with the lightest of wear only, leather a trifle marked. Internally, firmly bound. Pages lightly spotted throughout but otherwise clean. Overall: VERY GOOD..

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$1,123.58

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Oliver Twist (Classic Library)

Dickens, Charles

Book Sales 2006-02-01. HardCover. New. NEW BOOK

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Oliver Twist

DICKENS, Charles.

Richard Bentley, London., 1839. Second edition. Octavo. Three volumes: pp [iv], 331 [4] adverts; [iv], 307; [iv], 315. 24 steel engravings by George Cruikshank. Original vertically-ribbed brown cloth, decorated in blind, and with "Boz" on the spines. Spine professionally repaired at heads and tails and endpapers of Vol. I renewed. Very good set.

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$957.60

Oliver Twist

Dickens, Charles

London: Richard Bentley, 1839. Undetermined. very good. 2nd Edition. [ii], [1], 2-331; [ii], [1], 2-307; [ii], [1], 2-315pp. Small octavo. Three volumes. Contemporary half green pebbled calf over marbled boards. Discrete professional restoration to spine and corners. Spine in 6 compartments with gilt titles to second. Raised bands flanked with double gilt ruling. Some chipping to marbled papers on edges of boards. Plates browned, else very clean internally. Lacking half titles. very good A nicely bound second edition of Charles Dickens' beloved Oliver Twist, issued just one year after the first edition and in the original Triple Decker format. With the 24 engravings by George Cruikshank that are included in the first edition. This second novel by Charles Dickens introduced Oliver Twist, who has endured as one of the most compelling child protagonists in fiction. An excellent set of this classic in an attractive contemporary binding. 1839

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Oliver Twist (Illustrated Classics Collection 5)

Dickens, Charles

Ags Pub. PAPERBACK. 1561036420 Very Good Condition. Has some wear. Five star seller - Buy with confidence! . Very Good.

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$895.90

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Oliver Twist (Barron's Graphic Classics)

Dickens, Charles

Barron's Educational Series. Hardcover. 0764159755 New Condition *** Right Off the Shelf | Ships within 2 Business Days ~~~ Customer Service Is Our Top Priority! - Thank you for LOOKING :-) . New.

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$869.27

Oliver Twist (Great Illustrated Classics)

Charles Dickens; ? [Adapter]

Waldman Publishing Corp, 2008-09-02. Paperback. Used:Good. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. 24*7 Customer Service.

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$858.48

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OLIVER TWIST (Near Fine Example of the First "Cheap" Edition in Original Cloth)

Dickens, Charles

London: Chapman & Hall, 1850. Dickens, Charles. OLIVER TWIST. Frontispiece by George Cruikshank. London: Chapman & Hall, 1850. Original blind-stamped green publisher's cloth with spines elaborately decorated in gilt. First "Cheap" Edition (actually volume 6 of the first and most important collected works of Dickens, with a new 4pp introduction by Dickens and a specially commissioned new frontispiece). Begun in 1847 with writings already published, Dickens added further titles to his "works" as he went along. Despite being called "cheap" -- these volumes are just as high quality in texture and ornamentation as his first editions; there are 17 volumes and 18 titles in total, we've never seen a complete set in fine original condition and individual volumes in collector's condition are scarce. A remarkably FINE copy of this surprising scarce edition in original cloth, spine a trifle browned (as almost always with this olive-green cloth), a few pages slightly foxed, minor wear to the extremities, bright gilt, and excellent eye appeal. First Edition Thus. Decorative Cloth. Near Fine. Illus. by George Cruikshank.

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$750.00