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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; 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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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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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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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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OLIVER TWIST

DICKENS, Charles

London: Richard Bently, 1838. First Edition, First Issue with "Boz" on the title page and the "fireside" plate at the end of vol III. Cruikshank. 8vo, pp. 331 + adv; 307; 315. Condition: publisher's blind horizontally ribbed stamped cloth:Vol. I hinges broken, connected to the cloth, bookplate; Vol. II, very good; Vol. III: hinges loose, This copy does not have an imprint at the bottom of the spines. 24 etched plates by George Cruikshank including the "Fireside" plate (facing p. 313 in vol. III). The three volumes are housed in a full calf slip case with individual chemises. Smith I pp 28-37; Gimbel A27; Eckel pp 59-61; Carter BV p. 107 and MBV p. 7; VanderPoel Collection B87(1). This is the true first editon. Oliver Twist was not issued in parts until 1846. From Wikipedia: The story is of the orphan Oliver Twist, who starts his life in a workhouse and is then sold into an apprenticeship with an undertaker. He escapes from there and travels to London where he meets the Artful Dodger, a member of a gang of juvenile pickpockets, which is led by the elderly criminal Fagin. Oliver Twist is notable for Dickens's unromantic portrayal of criminals and their sordid lives, as well as exposing the cruel treatment of the many orphans in London in the mid–nineteenth century. The alternate title, The Parish Boy's Progress, alludes to Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress, as well as the 18th-century caricature series by William Hogarth, A Rake's Progress and A Harlot's Progress. An early example of the social novel, Dickens satirizes the hypocrisies of his time, including child labour, the recruitment of children as criminals, and the presence of street children. The novel may have been inspired by the story of Robert Blincoe, an orphan whose account of working as a child labourer in a cotton mill was widely read in the 1830s. It is likely that Dickens's own youthful experiences contributed as well. Oliver Twist has been the subject of numerous adaptations, for various media, including a highly successful musical play, Oliver!, and the multiple Academy Award-winning 1968 motion picture.

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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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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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OLIVER TWIST [or The Parish Boy's Progress]. In Three Volumes

Dickens, Charles [1812 - 1870]

London: Richard Bentley, 1840. New Edition [cf. Tillotson Transactions of the Bibliographical Society. Fifth Series, Vol. XVIII, No. 2, June 1963; Smith, Notes 5d and 5e]. Publisher's original dark red-brown diaper cloth, vertically-ribbed, with gilt spine lettering (imprint present); arabesque design in blind to the boards. Average wear to extremities; spines sunned; light foxing and occasional edge-darkening to plates. VG.. Three volumes: [2], 331, [1, blank], [4, ads] pp.; [2], 307, [1, blank] pp.; [2], 315, [1, blank] pp. 24 engraved plates by George Cruikshank. 8vo. 8-1/4" x 5" Volumes I and II of the Bentley's fictitious "new edition," printed from the plates of the Second Edition, with Vol III of the 1840 publication (this volume entirely reset and printed by Schulze). Given the matched casings, we presume the sheets were sent by the publisher to bindery at the same time and so sold as a set in 1840. Tillotson mentions having seen only one other copy of the New Edition, at the London Library, rebound and lacking the advertisements; Smith notes that it is "[v]ery scarce" and adds that the 1840 issue is also "quite scarce."

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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. .

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Oliver Twist (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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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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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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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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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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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

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OLIVER TWIST

DICKENS, Charles

Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard, 1839. First US edn? (Ilustrated octavo edition). Cruikshank. 8vo, pp. 212 + adv (8 pages bound in the front and 8 in the back). Bound with 24 plates by George Cruikshank from the parts. Text in double columns. Bound in publisher's original cloth with an early rebacking in leather. The plate opposit page 200 lacks the lower margin below the image. See Wilkins page 15; Gimbel A31; cf Smith AMERICAN 3, pp. 88 - 98)

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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, 1839. 1st edition thus (Gimbel A31; cf Smith AMERICAN 3, pp. 88 - 98). 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.. [vi] - xii, 13 - 212 pp. Text double column, and from the 1839 edition. 24 inserted plates. 9-3/8" x 6" 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.

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