First Edition, 1838. In 3 half-leather volumes, brown boards, with bright marbled endpages. All 3 volumes indicate "Boz" as the author. Volume 3 has the Fireside plate facing page 313. 24 plates by Cruikshank are listed. There are no half-titles or ads. Excellent candidate for rebinding. No markings from previous owner. All boards have become completely detached. The spines are completely rubbed and 1" missing from the base of each spine. Pages have moderate oxidation and smudging throughout, the latter largely in the preliminary pages. Marbled pattern on text blocks still have strong colors. The front marbled endpage and 2 first free endpages from volume 3 are detached, as is the front marbled end page from volume 1; the top right corner of the latter is also chipped. We would be glad to provide pictures upon request. Excellent candidate for rebinding. Bookseller Inventory #
Title: OLIVER TWIST; OR THE PARISH BOY'S PROGRESS ...
Publisher: Richard Bentley
Publication Date: 1838
Book Condition: Poor
Edition: First Edition.
Book Description London : Odhams Press, 1920 um., 1920. ohne Jahr ca. 1920. 371, 391 Seiten, Illustriert, Buch ist in zufriedenstellendem Zustand! Leinen mit Fleck, Buchrücken lichtrandig, Papier stark nachgedunkelt, zum Teil fleckig. ***Sofortversand - Rechnung mit ausgewiesener Mwst. liegt bei!*** Sprache: Englisch Gewicht in Gramm: 510 Hardcover/Pappeinband, Leinen, roter Schnitt, 18 x 12 cm, Bookseller Inventory # 111728
Book Description Classic Books, 2000. Library Binding. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 742623084
Book Description Richard Bentley. 1837-39, 1837. Plates a little browned & spotted. Disbound & loose. The entire first printing of Oliver Twist, extracted from the monthly issues of Bentley?s Miscellany periodical publication, where it appeared through the first five volumes; the first part appeared in February 1837, the final instalment in April 1839. The first three plates are still attached to their corresponding text, while the others (all present) are completely loose and follow the text. With the ?church? plate. Bookseller Inventory # 68543
Book Description Richard Bentley, London, 1838. Hardcover. Book Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. 3 volumes. The first two volumes state the author's name as "Boz", and are bound with the half-title, the third volume as Charles Dickens without the half-title (not called for) and with the 'church' plate replacing the 'fireside' plate at the end. Illustrations by George Cruikshank. A solid contemporary binding of red half morocco over marbled boards, with marbled edges and end-papers, five raised bands to spine, gilt titling and simple gilt decorations in compartments. Extremities a little rubbed but the text block is beautifully clean and free of foxing with similarly clean illustrations. Armorial bookplate on front paste-down of each volume. Bookseller Inventory # 6793
Book Description Bentley, 1838. First edition, mixed state with author listed as Boz on the title page of volume one and Charles Dickens on volumes two and three. The final plate in vol. III in the later state i.e. the 'Church' plate. Three volumes. Finely bound by Bayntun in recent full red morocco, with raised bands, gilt borders to covers and titles to spine. Gilt cartouche depicting Dickens in an oval frame to the upper cover and his signature embossed in gilt to the lower cover to each volume. All edges gilt. Repaired chip to half title of volume I and a marginal, short, closed tear to a couple of plates, otherwise a clean copy in a handsome binding. Twenty-four steel engraved plates by George Cruikshank. Dickens's second novel and landmark of Victorian fiction. The book marks a departure for Dickens, from the anecdotal style used in The Pickwick Papers or Sketches by Boz, to a darker type of writing addressing social issues that affected the Victorian underclass, such as the Poor Law and child labour and criminality. Serialised in Bentley's Miscellany from 1837 to 1839, curiously it was published in book form before its completion in his periodical forcing Cruikshank to complete the last few plates in haste and without review by the author. Dickens objected to the 'Fireside' plate and a new plate (the 'Church' plate) was substituted, but not in time for incorporation into earliest copies of the book. Possibly in reflection of his new style of writing, Dickens disliked having "Boz" on the title page and the new title page was inserted into all copies not distributed in the first week of publication. Smith I 4.a. Bookseller Inventory # 34534
Book Description Richard Bentley, London., 1838. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with the later removed 'Fireside' plate to vol. 3, and "Boz" cited as author to title pages. 3 volumes; 12mo. Illustrated with 24 plates by Cruikshank. Light foxing, very occasional marking. Original publisher's brown cloth gilt, variant with Bentley's name at base of spine. Worn to extremities, professional and rather old repairs to spines. Old professional respine to volume I. Some staining and soiling to boards, a little chipping, a respectable, durable set. Half titles and ads present where called for. Internally clean, some minor toning and foxing here and there, glazed yellow endpapers, ink ownership to flyleaves. An affordable and strong first issue copy of a classic. Dickens' classic second novel, published one year after 'The Pickwick Papers', which publicised the various hypocrisies and contemporary social evils, including the workhouse, child labour and the recruitment of children as criminals. Full of greed and corruption, sarcasm and dark humour, 'Oliver Twist' featured a host of immortal characters including Fagin, Bill Sikes, The Artful Dodger and of course, Oliver. Eckel, p.59-62. Podeschi; Gimbel Catalogue [A27], Grolier Exhibition , Suzannet Catalogue . BMC No.271, 'The Great Illustrators', Collins; Dickens and Crime (1962). Bookseller Inventory # 39997
Book Description Richard Bentley: London, 1838. 3 volumes. 7.25 x 4.5, full gilt ruled crushed gold morocco with raised bands; aeg, SIGNED BINDINGS BY BAYNTUN-RIVIERE, 331 pp; 307 pp, 315 pp, covers with very minor wear, hinges a little loose, pp with some tonign and scattered finger soil else a nicely bound set of the FIRST ED with "arter" on p 318 (I), "he admournfully" on p 50 (II), "XXVI" on p 118 (II), etc. Contains the "fireside" plate at the end of volume III. Bookseller Inventory # 99-2567
Book Description Richard Bentley, London, 1838. Cruikshank, George. First edition, first issue, with "Boz" on the title-page and with the "Fireside" plate in volume III. 24 engraved plates by George Cruikshank. 3 vols. 8vo. First Issue of One of Dickens' Most Celebrated Novels. Smith 4 Original brown cloth, spines titled in gilt, boards tooled in blind. Finely rebacked, preserving original spines, inner hinges repaired; plates show the usual darkening, "Fireside" plate slightly foxed, occasional light soiling to text. Overall a handsome set of the first issue, very good 24 engraved plates by George Cruikshank. 3 vols. 8vo First edition, first issue, with "Boz" on the title-page and with the "Fireside" plate in volume III. Bookseller Inventory # 246298
Book Description Richard Bently, London, 1838. Cruikshank (illustrator). 8vo, pp. 331 + adv; 307; 315. Bound in publisher's blind horizontally ribbed stamped cloth:Vol. I hinges broken, connected to the cloth, bookplate; Vol. II, very good; Vol. III: hinges loose, This copy does not have an imprint at the bottom of the spines. 24 etched plates by George Cruikshank including the "Fireside" plate (facing p. 313 in vol. III). The three volumes are housed in a full calf slip case with individual chemises. Smith I pp 28-37; Gimbel A27; Eckel pp 59-61; Carter BV p. 107 and MBV p. 7; VanderPoel Collection B87(1). This is the true first editon. Oliver Twist was not issued in parts until 1846. From Wikipedia: The story is of the orphan Oliver Twist, who starts his life in a workhouse and is then sold into an apprenticeship with an undertaker. He escapes from there and travels to London where he meets the Artful Dodger, a member of a gang of juvenile pickpockets, which is led by the elderly criminal Fagin. Oliver Twist is notable for Dickens's unromantic portrayal of criminals and their sordid lives, as well as exposing the cruel treatment of the many orphans in London in the mid–nineteenth century. The alternate title, The Parish Boy's Progress, alludes to Bunyan's The Pilgrim's Progress, as well as the 18th-century caricature series by William Hogarth, A Rake's Progress and A Harlot's Progress. An early example of the social novel, Dickens satirizes the hypocrisies of his time, including child labour, the recruitment of children as criminals, and the presence of street children. The novel may have been inspired by the story of Robert Blincoe, an orphan whose account of working as a child labourer in a cotton mill was widely read in the 1830s. It is likely that Dickens's own youthful experiences contributed as well. Oliver Twist has been the subject of numerous adaptations, for various media, including a highly successful musical play, Oliver!, and the multiple Academy Award-winning 1968 motion picture. First Edition, First Issue with "Boz" on the title page and the "fireside" plate at the end of vol III. Bookseller Inventory # 55366
Book Description London: Richard Bentley 1838., 1838. FIRST EDITION, FIRST ISSUE, with the suppressed 'Fireside' plate to vol. 3, With half titles, and with the rare instructions to binder plates list to volume 1; volume 3 includes the Bentley's Standard Library advert in place of the half title, which is correct for early issues. All title pages name 'Boz' as the author. In later issues this was changed to 'Charles Dickens, author of Pickwick Papers'. Bound circa 1890 in a full 'West End' crushed green morocco, extra gilt with plum-coloured endpapers, top edge gilt, others untrimmed, original cloth preserved at rear. Lightly toned within. Spines pleasingly toned to brown. A handsome, tall copy in a fine turn-of-the-century binding. Dickens' classic second novel, published one year after 'The Pickwick Papers', which publicised the various hypocrisies and contemporary social evils, including the workhouse, child labour and the recruitment of children as criminals. Full of greed and corruption, sarcasm and dark humour, 'Oliver Twist' featured a host of immortal characters including Fagin, Bill Sikes, The Artful Dodger and of course, Oliver. Eckel, p.59-62. Podeschi; Gimbel Catalogue [A27], Grolier Exhibition , Suzannet Catalogue . BMC No.271, 'The Great Illustrators', Collins; Dickens and Crime (1962). Bookseller Inventory # 47543