Lot 79: DICKENS, CHARLES. Oliver Twist.
November 10, 2016
New York, NY, USALive Auction
Description: DICKENS, CHARLES. Oliver Twist. 3 volumes. Half-titles in vols. I-II, etched frontispieces and plates by George Cruikshank, 4 pages advertisements at end of vol. I, 1 page advertisements at beginning of vol. II. 8vo, contemporary full tan calf by F. Bedford, gilt paneled, spines gilt in compartments with lettering pieces, top edges gilt, inner dentelles, front cover detached on vol. I, few mild stains to covers, light rubbing to spine tips. London: Richard Bentley, 1838
Notes: first edition, early issue, with vol. 3 containing the suppressed "Fireside" plate facing p. 313 and "pilaster" in two places on text of p. 164, and authorship ascribed to "Boz" on each title-page. Cohn 239; Eckel p. 59; Gimble A27; Smith I:4.