2 April 2008
[OLIVER TWIST]. PAILTHORPE, Frederic W. Twenty-One Illustrations to Oliver Twist. London: Robson & Kerslake, 1886.
4o (288 x 185 mm). Bifolium with title, list of etchings and limitation. Engraved title and 20 plates, each on India paper mounted (some pale browning at edges). Laid loose as issued in original cloth portfolio, lettered on front cover (some rubbing at extremities); cloth folding case. Provenance: Kenyon Starling (bookplate in slipcase).
LIMITED EDITION, number 72 of 50 sets of India proofs printed in bistre from an edition of 200. The list of etchings identifies which pages in the first edition of 1838 are illustrated. The prospectus is laid-in. Yale/Gimbel H1138.
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