Item #6508 [Dickens, Oliver- Rare Second Edition in Original Cloth] Oliver Twist. Charles Dickens.
[Dickens, Oliver- Rare Second Edition in Original Cloth] Oliver Twist

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[Dickens, Oliver- Rare Second Edition in Original Cloth] Oliver Twist

1839: Richard Benley, New Burlington Street.

Second Edition. Three Volumes. 8vo. 331 + [4, ads]; 307; 315 pp. Original reddish-brown horizontally-ribbed cloth, front and rear covers with an arabesque design stamped in blind, spine panel lettered. Frontispieces in each volume, 24 superb engraved plates by George Cruikshank. With later "Church" plate as the original "Fireside" plate was withdrawn by Dickens. A nice set of the Second Edition, issued very shortly after (see below), and in the same format as the First Edition. Moderate foxing to the plates, sometimes appearing on back of printed illustrations as often seen, spines and edges of covers lightly tanned and slightly marked; a very good, clean set in the original cloth, completely unrestored. A desirable set in this condition. The First Issue of the First Edition of OLIVER was published on November 9, 1838 while the Second Edition" was issued December 17, 1838, just over a month later. The title-page was printed with the same setting of type as the first issue, but with the words SECOND EDITION added and AUTHOR OF "THE PICKWICK PAPERS." printed beneath Dickens name. The date was changed from 1838 to 1839 by substituting a "9" in copies issued after the end of December. The type in Vol. II is reset, the other volumes were printed from standing type or with the resetting of some signatures; most of the early textual errors are herein corrected. One of Dickens' most beloved and renowned books.

Price: $2,250.00   Item #6508

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