Three Volumes of Oliver Twist, or the Parish Boy’s Progress by “Author of the Pickwick Papers”, Charles Dickens.
Three volumes of the classic novel, Oliver Twist, which includes the “church plate” version in the final plate rather than the “Fireside” plate. From the Sydney collection of late Hon. Robert Marsham Townsend, Lords of the Manor of Chislehurst. The three volume publication date was 9 November 1839, and within a week, at Dickens’s insistence, the title pages were changed to include his name. No half-title as called for in Volume III. “Boz” marked on the spines.
Brown cloth covers with embossed illustrations and bright gilt lettering on the front board. The contents are clean with staining to title pages from the plates opposite. The spines are lightly faded with mild wear to the spine ends. Gilt remains bright and clear. Tiny tear on page 209 of the second volume. Smattering of foxing. 8vo.
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