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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

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.
$9,500.00

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

Oliver Twist; or, the Parish Boy's Progress

DICKENS, CHARLES

London: Richard Bentley. 1st Edition. Hardcover. Very Good. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE in handsome contemporary calf bindings. With 25 plates by Cruikshank including both the "Fireside" plate and the "Church" plate. "Oliver Twist was originally conceived as a satire on the new poor law of 1834 which herded the destitute and the helpless into harshly run union workhouses, and which was perceived by Dickens as a monstrously unjust and inhumane piece of legislation... Once the scene shifted to London, however, Oliver Twist developed into a unique and compelling blend of a 'realistic' tale about thieves and prostitutes and a melodrama with strong metaphysical overtones. The pathos of little Oliver (the first of many such child figures in Dickens), the farcical comedy of the Bumbles, the sinister fascination of Fagin, the horror of Nancy's murder, and the powerful evocation of London's dark and labyrinthine criminal underworld, all helped to drive Dickens's popularity to new heights" (Oxford DNB). First issue, with the "Fireside" plate and "Boz" on all three titles: "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" - the final plate in vol. III). Dickens had Cruikshank design a new plate (the Church plate) which retained the same title . 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 pages. He voiced these objections prior to publication and the plate and title page were changed between November 9 (publication date) and 16" (Smith, Charles Dickens in Original Cloth). The copy, interestingly, also has the "Church" plate bound in at the end of volume III. Provenance: With bookseller's sticker of Walter T. Spencer, noted nineteenth century bookseller who was acquainted with Dickens and other important writers. (See Spencer's memoir, Forty Years in My Bookshop.) London: Richard Bentley, 1838. Octavo, contemporary full calf by William Lewis (binder's sticker), gilt decorated spines in six compartments, red and green leather labels, gilt-ruled boards, gilt dentelles; all edges gilt. With half-title to volume I; bound without volume II half-title and ads. Toning to plates (as often), text generally very clean with only occasional scattered foxing. Almost invisible repairs to spine tops and volume 3 label. An elegant first issue copy in contemporary bindings of one of the more elusive Dickens first editions.

  • Condition: Very Good
  • Edition: 1st Edition
Sold by: The Manhattan Rare Book Company
$4,800.00

OLIVER TWIST

Charles Dickens

Alba. NEW.

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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. .

  • 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
$1,448.57

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

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
$1,234.58

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
Sold by: Tavistock Books, ABAA
$850.00

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.
Sold by: Mondevana
$714.69

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

Dickens, Charles

Nonesuch, Bloomsbury, 1937. 1st Edition thus. Hardcover (Original Cloth). Near Fine Condition. Brown cloth with black leather spine title. Ltd to 877 copies 835 pages. Top edge gilt - bright, rich condition. Quantity Available: 1. Category: Literature & Literary; Inventory No: 21071. .

  • Published: 1937
  • Condition: Near Fine Condition
  • Edition: 1st Edition thus
Sold by: ArchersBooks.com
$500.00

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
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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
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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
$304.53