OLIVER TWIST, by Charles Dickens, (BOZ!); In Two Volumes.
Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, Successors to Carey & Co., 1839 . 1st US edition (American Imprints 55385; Smith, AMERICAN 3, p. 85 - 87). [2 (adverts [first state])], iv, 224; iv, 196, [16 (publisher catalogue)] pp. 12mo. 7-3/8" x 4-5/8". Original publisher's rose-colored quarter cloth over drab boards [both volumes rebacked at some point in the past]. Printed paper title labels to spine. Now housed in a handsome quarter-leather custom chemise/slipcase. Wear & soiling. Volumes a bit cocked, with title labels mostly worn away. Usual foxing. Evidence of bookplate removal. Vol I with paper repair to preliminary blank, and lacking rfep. Vol II with period pencil pos to ffep. Withal, a Good set of this important, and rare, US 2 volume edition, housed in a handsome, Fine condition slipcase. Item #46402
A rare set, infrequently offered on the market.