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by Dickens, Charles

Condition: Very Good

London: Chapman & Hall No date, circa 1870s. Issued as part of the The works of Charles Dickens Household edition and published in dark green cloth with both black and gilt decoration including Dickensian characters to the top board. Text printed in double column and with steel engraved frontis and other steel engravings in text. Spine a little darkened. Small nick/hole to front hinge. Some bumping and rubbing to cloth; gilt title to spine faded; some browning of endpapers; a little light spotting of edges and previous owner's neat bookplate to fixed front endpaper but overall an attractive copy. Top board nice and bright and internally clean and tight and bright. . Decorative Cloth. Very Good. 4to.

The Adventures of Oliver Twist is the second novel by English author Charles Dickens. The book was initially published serially from February 1837 through April 1839 in Bentley’s Miscellany, a periodical edited by Dickens. In the classic rags-to-riches story, the orphan and escapee Oliver Twist must find his way through the criminal-filled streets of London.  Read more: Identifying first editions of The Adventures of Oliver Twist (4to HOUSEHOLD EDITION WITH ELABORATE DECORATED CLOTH AND ATMOSPHERIC ILLUSTRATIONS)


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