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OLIVER TWIST OR, THE PARISH BOY'S PROGRESS

OLIVER TWIST OR, THE PARISH BOY'S PROGRESS

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OLIVER TWIST OR, THE PARISH BOY'S PROGRESS

by DICKENS, CHARLES

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  • near fine
  • Hardcover
  • first
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London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street, 1838. 1st Edition . Hardcover. Near Fine/No Jacket, As Issued. George Cruikshank. pp: [iv][1]2-331 [3]; [iv][1]2-307; [iv][1]2-315. THE FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE. Three mismatched bindings. Volumes I and II are bound in dark green leather over marbled boards with raised bands, gilt lettering and decoration to the spine. Volume III is bound in full blue leather with elaborate gilt decoration to the top board, gilt trim, red and gold title piece. 'Twist' first appeared in serial form in Bentley's Miscellany beginning February, 1837. The final issue was in March, 1839. There was no installment in June, 1837 due to the death of Mary Hogarth. The three volume set was published in September, 1838, six months before the final monthly part. There were reportedly only 528 copies printed. George Cruikshank illustrated the monthly parts and these illustrations were used for the triple decker. The final 'fireside' plate in Volume III was considered to be of poor standard and was suppressed at the request of Dickens. It was replaced with the 'Rose, Maylie and Oliver' plate. This issue has the second plate. Each of the three volumes have 'Boz' listed as the author on the title page. In spite of the variant binding, this is a near fine set with no sign of foxing. Volumes I and II have small ownership stickers on the front paste downs and previous owner's name on the reverse of the front endpapers. Volume III, with no half-title page, has a Dickens bookplate laid in.

The story of an innocent boy who became entangled in the London underground but found redemption.

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Bookseller
MAPLE RIDGE BOOKS CA (CA)
Bookseller's Inventory #
005707
Title
OLIVER TWIST OR, THE PARISH BOY'S PROGRESS
Author
DICKENS, CHARLES
Illustrator
George Cruikshank
Format/Binding
Hardcover
Book Condition
Used - Near Fine
Jacket Condition
No Jacket, As Issued
Quantity Available
1
Edition
1st Edition
Publisher
Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street
Place of Publication
London
Date Published
1838
Weight
0.00 lbs
Keywords
Charles Dickens, Twist, Coming of Age, 19the century novels, orphans, street crime, pick pockets, juvenile crime, first edition, loss of innocence Anthologies (multiple authors)
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May be a multi-volume set and require additional postage.

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