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2 April 2008
[DICKENS, Charles]. Oliver Twist; or, the Parish Boy's Progress. By "Boz". London: Richard Bentley, 1838.
3 volumes, 12o (200 x 122 mm). 4-page integral publisher's advertisement at end volume one, 2 pages at beginning volume 3. Etched frontispiece in each volume and 21 plates after George Cruikshank (publisher's imprints trimmed from some plates, one or two spots, a few plates browned, "The Jew... " lightly tipped-in to face p. 106 rather than p. 205 volume 3). (One or two spots and occasional browning.) Original brown horizontal fine-ribbed cloth, covers decorated with fine arabesques, spine blind-ruled in five compartments, gilt-lettered in two, yellow endpapers, uncut [Carter binding variant A] (a bit cocked, one or two pale stains); cloth folding box. Provenance: Ferdinand M. McVeagh (bookplates); Francis Kettaneh (bookplates); Kenyon Starling (bookplates).
FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with the "Fireside" plate at p. 312 in volume 3 and authorship ascribed to "Boz" on each title-page. From the distinguished library of Francis Kettaneh. Carter, p. 107; Eckel, p. 59-60; Smith I: 4. (3)
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