Item #51401 OLIVER TWIST, or The PARISH BOY'S PROGRESS. A Drama, in Three Acts.; 6 Plates of Characters, 13 Scenes, 1 Set Piece, 3 Wings, Total 23 Plates. Pollock's Juvenile Drama. Adapted Only for Pollock's Characters and Scenes. Charles Dickens, 1812 - 1870.

OLIVER TWIST, or The PARISH BOY'S PROGRESS. A Drama, in Three Acts.; 6 Plates of Characters, 13 Scenes, 1 Set Piece, 3 Wings, Total 23 Plates. Pollock's Juvenile Drama. Adapted Only for Pollock's Characters and Scenes.

London: At His Wholesale and Retail Print and Tinsel Warehouse, 73, Hoxton Street, and by all Theatrical Print and Booksellers. B. Pollock, 73, Hoxton Street, Hoxton. (n. d.). 1st printing thus. Cf. Gimbel C35; Suzanette Catalogue, E.35; VanderPoel B109(1), all for the entire publication. 16 pp. Lacks the accompanying plates, et al. 16mo. 6-1/4" x 4". Lacking the brownish pink wrappers described by Gimbel. Now housed in an archival mylar sleeve. Age-toning to paper. Very Good Plus. Item #51401

Here offered the text booklet that came with Pollock's mock stage production of Oliver Twist.

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.

NB. Adair Fitz-Gerald mentions this work of Pollock's, pp. 115 - 116, but does not proffer a date of publication.

Price: $75.00

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