DICKENS, CHARLES. 1812-1870. Oliver Twist, or, the Parish Boy's Progress.  By "Boz." London: Richard Bentley, 1838.

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DICKENS, CHARLES. 1812-1870.
Oliver Twist, or, the Parish Boy's Progress. By "Boz." London: Richard Bentley, 1838.

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DICKENS, CHARLES. 1812-1870.
Oliver Twist, or, the Parish Boy's Progress. By "Boz." London: Richard Bentley, 1838. 3 volumes. 8vo (203 x 128 mm). 24 plates by George Cruikshank, including the original "fireside" plate in Vol III, p 312. Half titles in volumes I and II; 4 ad pp at end of volume I and 2 ad pp at beginning of Vol III. Original reddish-brown cloth upper and lower covers with arabesque design in blind, lettered in gilt to spine, light yellow endpapers. Vol I frontispiece detached; some dampstaining to Vols I and II plates; some sunning and wear to bindings.

FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with the original "fireside" plate and "Boz" as only attribution. Dickens issued Oliver Twist in book form before the novel had run its course in the periodical. Impatient to get the book to print, he had not approved all of Cruikshank's illustrations, and within a week of printing, stopped the press to replace the final plate and put his name on the title pages. Eckel pp 59-61; Smith I pp 28-37; Gimbel A27.
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DICKENS, CHARLES. 1812-1870. Oliver Twist, or, the Parish Boy's Progress.  By "Boz." London: Richard Bentley, 1838.
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