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    Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist. Philadelphia: 1839. First U. S. edition.

    More Information: Charles Dickens. Oliver Twist. Philadelphia: Lea and Blanchard, Successors to Carey & Co., 1839. First U. S. edition. Twelvemo. [8] (page 8 numbered "iv"), [13]-224; [6] (page 6 numbered "iv"), [3]-196. [16, publisher's advertisements] pages. Publisher's original boards; one-quarter brick red cloth with paper spine labels. Edges untrimmed. Housed in custom brown cloth clamshell with black leather spine label stamped in gilt. Backstrips faded to light brown; type on labels partially vanished; first volume label chipped along vertical crack, resulting in some loss of text. Corners somewhat bumped; surface worn off edges. Boards lightly scuffed with some chipping along cloth edge. Second volume has series of shallow gouges to front board, extending to edge. Pages lightly toned, softened at fore-edge; last few gatherings of first volume detaching, with back free endpaper mostly detached; cracking along vertical length of spine in second volume has resulted in most of the gatherings loosening at the gutter. Good. In an effort to be the first to release Oliver Twist in book format in America, this edition was published without illustrations, as addressed in publisher's notice appearing opposite title-page of first volume. Chapter XXIX is the last chapter of the first volume and the first of the second. Gimbel A33; Wilkins pp. 14-15. From the Collection of Jerome P. O'Connor.

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    September, 2018
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