OLIVER TWIST; or The Parish Boy's Progress. [as published in] BENTLEY'S MISCELLANY. American Edition. Vol I. Vol. II. [bound with] SUPPLEMENT To BENTLEY'S MISCELLANY, American Edition. Charles Dickens, 1812 - 1870.

OLIVER TWIST; or The Parish Boy's Progress. [as published in] BENTLEY'S MISCELLANY. American Edition. Vol I. Vol. II. [bound with] SUPPLEMENT To BENTLEY'S MISCELLANY, American Edition.

New - York: Jemima M. Lewer, Publisher. 1838. 1st printing thus (cf. Smith AMERICAN 3n6). 2 volumes: [[2], [v] - viii, 188; 628; v, [1], 208, [2], 313 - 416, [2], 417 - 520, [2], 521 - 632; [4], 188, 355 - 366 pp. Vol II begins with announcement for Barnaby Rudge, [dated Dec. 1, 1838]. NB. Vol II Supplement duplicates OT through Chap XIX, plus the 9 plates, found in Vol I> Vol I: 24 inserted plates [OT - 15], on heavier stock yellow paper, after Cruikshank's originals. Tissue guards present. Vol II: 5 plates for OT [one ("Mr. Bumble degraded ...") imperfect, with loss in lower right quadrant]. 8vo. 9-1/2" x 5-5/8". Modern brown quarter-leather bindings, with marbled paper boards. Bindings: Fine. Textblocks: stained & foxed. Vol I lacking 2 preliminary leaves ["Contents"] with one subsequent leaf, pp. 121/122, having a closed tear. Title leaf with a bit of edge restoration. Overall, Good. Illustrations generally clean, with only occasional foxing and/or browning. Item #41056

According to Smith, William Lewer began publication of OT with Chapter 20 [in January 1838], issuing the supplement in June 1838 [containing Chapters I - 19]. Jemima Lewer, in August 1838, continued monthly publication through April 1839. These two volumes contain that text & illustrations published through December 1838 [Book the Third, Chapter 8].

A rather uncommon US periodical publication of Dickens' famous novel.

Price: $1,250.00

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