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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.

  • Published: 1838
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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.

  • 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.
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Oliver Twist

Dickens, Charles

London: Richard Bentley, 1838. First edition, first issue. Octavo, three volumes, original red cloth. In near fine condition with some toning to the spine. Housed a custom clamshell box. 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.
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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.

  • Published: 1838
  • Edition: First Edition
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Oliver Twist; or the Parish Boy's Progress

Dickens, Charles

London: Richard Bentley, 1838 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.. First Edition. Illus. by George Cruikshank.

  • Published: 1838
  • Edition: First Edition
Sold by: Charles Parkhurst Rare Books, Inc.
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OLIVER TWIST; Or, The Parish Boy's Progress. By “Boz”

Dickens, Charles:

London: Richard Bentley. 1838. First edition, first printing, first issue. Bound by Hatchards in full crushed crimson morocco, five raised bands to the spine, borders and inner dentelles in gilt. Red silk ribbon page marker to each volume. Top edge gilt. The original reddish brown publisher’s cloth bound into the rear of each volume. Half titles present in volumes I and II, as called for. Four pages of adverts to vol I, and two pages of adverts to vol III. 24 plates by George Cruikshank, including the fireside plate (which was removed on Dickens' insistence and replaced with the Church plate in all but the earliest copies). Single page list of illustrations present to volume one. The binding is in fine condition. The contents with the usual darkening or oxidisation of the plates (tissue guards inserted at the time of binding) and some spotting and finger marks to the margins of the text pages throughout. A very attractive and complete example. Unusually for Dickens' novels, Oliver Twist was first issued complete in book form rather than monthly serial parts. It did appear in "Bentley's Miscellany" magazine, but was not completed until April 1839. (Eckel 59; Smith, Walter: Dickens in the original cloth. Part one: 4) Further details and images for any of the items listed are available on request. Lucius Books welcomes direct contact with our customers.

  • Edition: First edition, first printing, first issue
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Oliver Twist

Dickens, Charles

London: Chapman and Hall, 1841. Third edition. In Three Volumes. Origina olive green blindstamped cloth with gilt lettering on spines. Scarce third edition with new introduction by the author which was later supressed. Contains all the original engraved plates by George Cruikshank which appeared only a few years earlier in the first editioin. A strikingly gorgeous and crisp copy with cloth clean and bright and showing minimal wear. Internally, all hinges perfect, and all plates and pages clean and bright except for the front free fly and frontispiece of volume one which has a water mark (which doesn't extend into plate). A rather impressive set, scarce in this condition.

  • Published: 1841
  • Edition: Third edition
Sold by: Nudelman Rare Books
$2,250.00

OLIVER TWIST

Charles Dickens

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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..

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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..

  • Published: 1859
  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: First edition
Sold by: Rooke Books
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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.. 8vo. 9-1/2" x 5-5/8". 1st printing thus (cf. Smith AMERICAN 3n6). 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>. 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.. 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. . 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].

  • Published: 1838.
  • Condition: only occasional foxing and/or browning.
  • Edition: 8vo. 9-1/2" x 5-5/8". 1st printing thus (cf. Smith AM
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Oliver Twist

DICKENS, Charles

London: Richard Bentley,, 1839. 3 volumes, octavo (191 × 116 mm). Contemporary tan half calf, red and dark green morocco labels, raised bands, compartments elaborately tooled in gilt, marbled sides, all edges speckled red. Frontispiece to each volume and 21 other plates by George Cruikshank, bound without the list of plates in Vol. I and the half-titles. Early 20th-century armorial bookplate to front pastedowns and Dickens centenary stamp to initial blank of first volume. Boards a little rubbed and lightly scuffed, plates browned as usual, some offsetting, short split to lower gutter of last plate in Vol. III. An excellent set. Second edition in handsome contemporary bindings, retaining the three-volume format of the first edition, which was published the preceding year.

  • Published: 1839
Sold by: Peter Harrington
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Oliver Twist

DICKENS, Charles [1812-1870]

London: Richard Bentley, 1839, 2nd edition. Volumes 2 & 3[ of 3] only. Small 8vo. Two volumes. Half-titles, etched plates. Original cloth gilt, uncut, some foxing as usual, slight wear. Second Edition. Smith I 4 (c). NCBEL III 791. cfSadleir I 696. cfRay, The Illustrator and the Book in England from 1790 to 1914, 116 ("Cruikshank’s etchings for this novel are simply incomparable."). cfCohn 239. "Though dealing with the dregs of society, he is never indelicate, indecent, nor irreligious; he never approves nor countenances the gross, the immoral, or offensive: he but holds these vices up in a pillory, as a warning of the disgrace of criminal excess. Boz, like the bee, buzzes amid honey without clogging his wings." ONLY FOR SALE HERE

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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; 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
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Oliver Twist

Charles Dickens

New American Library. Paperback. New. Buy with confidence. Excellent Customer Service & Return policy. Ships Fast. Expedite Shipping Available.

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kleine Muck, Der

Hauff, Wilhelm

1967. Edition: 1. fast ohne Mängel, höchstens einmal gelesen. E 222 Maloftege!

  • Published: 1967
  • Condition: fast ohne Mängel, höchstens einmal gelesen
  • Edition: Edition: 1.
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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,. 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
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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
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Oliver Twist

Dickens., Charles

Dalmation Press. PAPERBACK. 1403717133 SERVING OUR CUSTOMERS WITH BEST PRICES. . New.

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