POLLOCK'S CHARACTERS & SCENES In OLIVER TWIST, 6 Plates, Characters, 1 Set Piece, 3 Wings, and 13 Scenes. Total 23. With Book to the Above. Broadside, Charles Dickens, 1812 - 1870.

POLLOCK'S CHARACTERS & SCENES In OLIVER TWIST, 6 Plates, Characters, 1 Set Piece, 3 Wings, and 13 Scenes. Total 23. With Book to the Above.

London: Published by B. Pollock, 73, Hoxton Street, Hoxton. (n. d.). 1st printing thus. Cf. Gimbel C35; Suzanette Catalogue, E.35 [showing this illustration]; Suzanette TREASURES, 30 [also showing this image]; VanderPoel B109(1), all for the entire publication. Single sheet, printed recto only. Wood engraved printing, with 7 characters from Dickens' novel. Oriented horizontally: 6-5/8" x 8-1/4". Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Age-toning to paper. Small loss at two right corners. Very Good. Item #39585

Item appears to be a leaftet-type advertiser for Pollock's work, initially published by Redington, and ostensibly the only juvenile dramatization of Dickens' work [cf. Suzanette, TREASURES].

Estimated date of publication varies from authority to authority... VanderPoel gives c. 1839; Gimbel, 1860, and the copy auctioned by Christies, for the Self sale, was described as "Post - 1876". We subscribe to this last, as Redington's theatrical publishing firm was taken over by Benjamin Pollock in 1876 after Pollock married Redington's daughter. Pollock reissued many of Redington's plays with his own imprint (as did many of the publishers) until his death in 1937. Cf. Speaight, G. History of the English Toy Theatre (1969 ed.), p. 149, 191-192.

Price: $225.00

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