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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 almost-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.

  • Published: 1838
Sold by: Sumner & Stillman
$32,500.00

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.

  • Published: 1838
  • Condition: First Edition; three volumes; first issue; with “Boz” on the title pages and with the “fireside” plate in volume three.
Sold by: Peter L. Stern & Company, Inc.
$17,500.00

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.

  • Published: 1838
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: Lorne Bair Rare Books
$8,500.00

Oliver Twist

Dickens, Charles

London: Richard Bentley, 1838. First edition, first issue. Octavo, three volumes, original red cloth. In near fine condition with light wear. "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).

  • Published: 1838.
Sold by: Raptis Rare Books, ABAA/ ILAB
$8,500.00

OLIVER TWIST

Charles Dickens

Alba. NEW.

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$1,946.16

Oliver Twist

Dickens, Charles

London: Richard Bentley. Fair. 1838. First Edition. Three volumes in original brown fine cloth with gilt spine titles and stamped front and rear boards. First edition mixed issue. Yellow endpapers to all three volumes. Pages in all three volumes are quite bright with spotting mainly confined to preliminaries. Spines (two) have Oliver Twist / Boz / Vol# / London / Richard Bentley and 5 ruled bands. Volume one lacks spine and rear board, with text block loosening and two loose illustrations. Advert for Barnaby Rudge on verso of half-title page as well as adverts on last pages. Line 8 page 35 has the damaged "t" in "encountered. Volume two and three still tightly bound with just a slight lean, light edgewear, bumping and scuffing. Volume two has the first issue Parish Boy's Progress by "Boz" on title page. Advert for two new works on verso of half-title page. Volume three has the second issue church illustration. No half-title page but a two page advert for Bentley's Standard Library with a corner torn away. .

  • Published: 1838
  • Condition: Fair
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: B-Line Books
$1,500.00

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..

  • Published: 1859
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First edition
Sold by: Rooke Books
$1,497.94

Winnetou II / 1.-2. Folge

May, Karl (Carl Friedrich (25. Februaro 1842 - 30. Marto 1912)

1974. Edition: 1. E 244-E 245! Maloftege!

  • Published: 1974
  • Edition: Edition: 1.
Sold by: Mondevana
$1,477.19

Oliver Twist

Dickens, Charles

London: Richard Bentley 1839, 2nd Edition. () [ii], [1], 2-331; [ii], [1], 2-307; [ii], [1], 2-315pp. Very good. 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. 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..

Sold by: Aquila Books
$1,375.00

OLIVER TWIST

DICKENS, CHARLES.:

Richard Bentley 1839 Second edition. three volumes. Publisher's reddish brown cloth with araqesque design to boards, gilt lettered spines. Lettered Boz to front of spine . Recased and repaired, some loss to lettering third vol affecting "O" and "T" in Oliver twist. Recent primrose yellow replacement endpapers. Scattered foxing to plates slightly higher to frontis plates. Third title page cropped to outer margin. Some plates exhibiting heavy foxing. LIttle mottling and marking to boards vol.3.Wear and fraying to board extremities. Good set

Sold by: Boz Books
$936.21

OLIVER TWIST; or The Parish Boy's Progress. A Drama, in Three Acts. Adapted from the Celebrated Novel, by Mr. Charles Dickens

Dickens, Charles [1812 - 1870]. Barnett, C. Z. - Playwright

London:: Thomas Hailes Lacy, 89, Strand.. [1859].. 12mo. 7-1/4" x 4-1/4". 1st edition thus (cf. Bolton 2; Kitton 460). 48 pp. With leaf bound-in after p. 4 providing cast for "performance at the Queens Theatre Edinburgh, 5 Sept, 1859".. Modern brown quarter calf over marbled paper boards. Black leather author & title labels to spine ["Oliver Twist" "Dickens"]. Volume with 17 August 1921 Maggs Brothers receipt tipped-in to volume's front eps.. Binding - Fine. Text - VG+.. The first title in a sammelband volume including 16 other 19th C. dramatic works. Price is for the entire volume of 17 titles. . Frontispiece by Findlay, a re-engraving of Cruikshank's original "Oliver's reception by Fagin and the boys."

  • Published: [1859].
  • Condition: Binding - Fine. Text - VG+.
  • Edition: 12mo. 7-1/4" x 4-1/4". 1st edition thus (cf. Bolton 2
Sold by: Tavistock Books, ABAA
$850.00

OLIVER TWIST; Or, The PARISH BOY'S PROGRESS. Part First, with Twelve Illustrations, from Designs by George Cruikshank

Dickens, Charles [1812 - 1870]

Philadelphia:: Carey, Lea & Blanchard,. 1838 [1839].. 9-3/8" x 6". 1st edition thus (Gimbel A31; cf Smith AMERICAN 3, pp. 88 - 98). [vi] - xii, 13 - 212 pp. Text double column, and from the 1839 edition.. Recently rebound in quarter-bound brown leather spine with gilt stamped lettering and design, with marbled paper covered boards.. Light chipping and creasing to title page and preliminary pages,. with 1838 title leaf beginning to detach along gutter. Light age. toning and foxing to leaves. Period pos of 'Sarah P DuBois' to top. margin of p. 13. Illustrations in VG+ condition, with the exception. of p. 143, which has evidence of previous tape repair. Binding -. Fine; Text - VG.. Includes two title pages, from the 1838 edition as well as the 1839 edition, with this latter having the Lea & Blanchard imprint. Please note, printed text conforms to the 1839 edition. . 24 inserted plates.

  • Published: 1838 [1839].
  • Condition: Fine; Text - VG.
  • Edition: 9-3/8" x 6". 1st edition thus (Gimbel A31; cf Smith AM
Sold by: Tavistock Books, ABAA
$650.00

Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens

Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1839. First Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. 4to. xii, 212 pp.,double column of text. 1st American Edition. Three books in one volume. Hardcover. Original olive colored boards. Spine professionally rebacked. Gilt lettering on spine. Good binding and cover. Fading on marbled endpages. Scuffing to inside front cover, possible from library plate removal. Contemporary owners name on FEP. Clean, unmarked pages with toning throughout. Filled with steel plate engravings. A good readable early American edition of this Charles Dicken's classic. Please feel free to view our photographs. <br><br> The Philadelphia editions are textually important, for they were typeset by the publisher using, on occasion, proofs of Bentley's Miscellany, and therefore reflect a preliminary state of the text, before Dickens' final revisions [NCBEL III, 792]

  • Published: 1839
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: SequiturBooks
$630.50

OLIVER TWIST

Charles Dickens

Lea & Blanchard, 1843. Full Leather. Fine. CHARLES DICKENS - OLIVER TWIST - 1843 Lea & Blanchard Philadelphia 1843. Double column format. Includes: "The author's introduction to the third edition. NEWLY REBOUND Bound in full brown/tan goatskin. Handmade paper endpapers TEXT BLOCK Browning and foxing to pages Page 85 small section missing from bottom of page edge. COLLATION 8vo.212 pp

  • Published: 1843
  • Condition: Fine
Sold by: Singular books !
$340.44

OLIVER TWIST

Dickens, Charles [1812 - 1870]. 'Boz'

Philadelphia:: Lea & Blanchard.. 1842.. 10" x 6-1/2". Signed in both sixes & fours; sewn in 6s. "3rd edition" (Gimbel A31, 'fifth copy'). Cf. Edgar & Vail note, p. 18. vi, [ix] - xii, 15 - 212 pp. Text double column.. Period maroon half-sheep binding with marbled paper boards.. Spine darkened a bit, with chip at base of spine. Pencil pos to t.p.. Repaired tear to plate preceding p. 123. Withal, a VG copy.. 24 inserted plates after Cruikshank, redrawn by Yeager.

  • Published: 1842.
  • Condition: Repaired tear to plate preceding p. 123. Withal, a VG copy.
  • Edition: 10" x 6-1/2". Signed in both sixes & fours; sewn
Sold by: Tavistock Books, ABAA
$325.00

Oliver Twist; or, The Parish Boy's Progress

DICKENS Charles 1812-1870

Rue Du Coq, Nwear the Louvre, Paris.: Baudry's European Library, 1839 In half brown calf (c1880), with red marbled boards, some blind tooling, corners and edges lightly bumped and worn. Spine, gilt tooling, raised bands, titles in gilt to marked morocco label. Internally, brown endpapers, text block edges marbled, no inscriptions, half title, [4], 367 pp, printed by Crapelet, 9, Rue de Vaugirard, occasional edges browning and light damp staining to lower margin of last few pages. Part of Baudry's Collection of Ancient and Modern British Authors Vol CCXXIX series. Was originally published for Dickens by Richard Bentley, in 3 volumes with plates by George Cruikshank.

  • Published: 1839
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: Madoc Books
$314.91

Oliver Twist (Heritage of Literature)

Dickens, Charles

Hardback. GOOD.

Sold by: World of Books Ltd
$314.80

OLIVER TWIST

Dickens, Charles

Norwalk, Connecticut: Easton Press. 1967. First Edition; First Printing. Hardcover. Fine, Leather Bound, Accented in 22kt gold. Printed on archival paper with gilded edges. The endsheets are of moire fabric with a silk ribbon page marker. Smyth sewing and concealed muslin joints. This book is in full leather with hubbed spines. A pristine volume.; Easton Press Collector's Library of Famous Editions; 8vo 8" - 9" tall .

  • Published: 1967
  • Edition: First Edition; First Printing
Sold by: Rare Book Cellar
$275.00

OLIVER TWIST; or The Parish Boy's Progress. By "Boz." In Three Volumes. With an Introduction by the Author

Dickens, Charles [1812 - 1870]

London:: Chapman and Hall,. 1841.. 8vo. 7-3/4" x 4-7/8". 3rd Edition [stated]. Cf. Smith I, 4, Note 5g. 3 volumes ([2], xii, 331, [1 (blank)]; [2], 307, [1 (blank)]; [2], 315, [1 (blank)] pp). Wanting half-titles.. Later maroon half-morocco with marbled paper boards, eps & edges. Gilt decorated spines, with raised bands.. Rubs to binding joints & extremities. Volume I with two protruding. gatherings. G1 beginning to detach in Volume II. Lacks "The Last. Chance" plate in Volume III ["The Evidence Destroyed" bound-in as. frontis]. A textually-complete About VG set.. 23 [of 24] illustrations by George Cruikshank.

  • Published: 1841.
  • Condition: frontis]. A textually-complete About VG set.
  • Edition: 8vo. 7-3/4" x 4-7/8". 3rd Edition [stated]. Cf. Smi
Sold by: Tavistock Books, ABAA
$275.00

OLIVER TWIST; or, The Parish Boy's Progress

DICKENS, Charles

New York City: Wm. H. Colyer. 1839. hb. 12mo, pp. 296. . Dicken's second novel, first published in London in book form, as a triple-decker, in November, 1838, by Richard Bentley, with the author described as "Boz". Its first appearance in print began in February, 1837, and then in monthly instalments thereafter, until concluding in April, 1839. The famous English artist and caricaturist, George Cruikshank, provided one illustration a month during the serialization. Our copy bears the owner's name (I. G. Dudley), the date (written as) Febry 1, 1839, and the price 50c, on the front free endpaper; indicating that this was a pirated American edition. (There was no copyright protection in America for foreign authors at this time.) It is bound in the original printer's boards - now quite dilapidated - with the remains of a printed paper spine label. It contains two Cruikshank illustrations; one as the frontispiece to the extra-illustrated title page, showing "Oliver asking for more" (which was also the frontispiece for the Bentley edition) and the second (as a title page illustration) shows "Oliver claimed by his affectionate friend". Both illustrations are signed by Cruikshank in the plate. The boards are detached (but present). Pages 115/116 are transposed with pages 113/114. Several signatures standing proud. Overall, in fair condition, at best, and priced as a place holder or re-binding copy. .

  • Published: 1839
Sold by: GREENFIELD BOOKS
$250.00