Item #2022-M253 Oliver Twist; Or, The Parish Boy's Progress. Charles Dickens, "Boz"
Oliver Twist; Or, The Parish Boy's Progress
Oliver Twist; Or, The Parish Boy's Progress
Oliver Twist; Or, The Parish Boy's Progress
Oliver Twist; Or, The Parish Boy's Progress
Oliver Twist; Or, The Parish Boy's Progress
Oliver Twist; Or, The Parish Boy's Progress
Oliver Twist; Or, The Parish Boy's Progress
Oliver Twist; Or, The Parish Boy's Progress
Oliver Twist; Or, The Parish Boy's Progress

Oliver Twist; Or, The Parish Boy's Progress

London: Richard Bentley, 1838. Cruikshank, George. 1st Edition. Hardcover. First edition, first printing of Oliver Twist in a later binding. With Cruikshank's cheerful 'Fireside' plate, replaced at Dickens' insistence in later printings with the more sombre 'Church' plate, and author identified as 'Boz' on the title pages of all three volumes. Collated with Eckel: half-titles in volumes I and II, but not III, as expected; contains neither advertisements in vol I, nor announcement of Bentley's Standard Library in vol III. Dark blue leather binding with marbled endpapers. Minor discoloration to the covers, possibly due to an earlier attempt at cleaning. Previous owner's bookplate in all three volumes. The joints had begun to crack, they have been professionally repaired and strengthened. A previous repair to the upper front joint of volume I is noticeable. See photos. Moderate foxing. Small tear to page 5, vol I; small tear to corner of pages 37 and 39, vol II; ink mark on page 242, vol III. Otherwise clean. Now protected in a sturdy red slipcase with folders for each volume. Very Good. Item #2022-M253

Price: $2,695.00

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