OLIVER TWIST.
OLIVER TWIST.
OLIVER TWIST.
OLIVER TWIST.

OLIVER TWIST.

Philadelphia: Lea & Blanchard. Successors to Carey & Co., 1839. 1st edition thus (Gimbel A31; Smith American 3, pp 96 - 97; Tillotson - Clarendon OT, p. lv; Vander Poel B90; Wilkins, p. 15). [2], [11] - xii, 13 - 212 pp, double column of text. 4 preliminary blank leaves. 16 pp of adverts, divided between front & rear, including listings for other Dickens' titles. 24 inserted plates [on yellow manila paper] after Cruikshank's, as redrawn by Yeager. Signed in both sixes & fours; sewn in 6s. 9-3/4" x 6-1/8". Original publisher's deep purple pebbled cloth binding with gilt stamping to spine. Cocked a bit, shelfwear. Period pos to ffep, which has a bit of foxing. A bit shaken, with one early gathering coming loose. Withal, an About Very Good copy. Item #13941.5

The Philadelphia editions are textually important, for they were typeset by the publisher using, on occasion, proofs of Bentley's Miscellany, and therefore reflect a preliminary state of the text, before Dickens' final revisions [NCBEL III, 792].

NB. This is the copy pictured in Smith, p. 94.

Price: $850.00

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