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14 December 2000
DICKENS, Charles. Oliver Twist; or, the Parish Boy's Progress. By "Boz". London: Richard Bentley, 1838.
3 volumes, 12o (199 x 122 mm). Etched frontispiece in each volume and 21 plates after George Cruikshank. Blue morocco, covers with gilt fillets and gilt dotted border incorporating onlaid floral designs at corners, spine in six compartments with five raised bands, gilt-lettered in two compartments, a repeated gilt panel with onlaid floral desin in the rest, turn-ins gilt, t.e.g., by Zaehnsdorf.
FIRST EDITION, Eckel's First Issue with the "Boz" title-pages and the "Fireside" plate facing p. 313 in vol. 3, with the list of plates at the beginning of vol. 1. Eckel, pp. 59-63; Sadleir 696; Smith 4. (3)
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