“Please, sir, I want some more”: First Edition of Charles Dickens’ Oliver Twist

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Oliver Twist.

$7,500.00

Item Number: 15010

London: Richard Bentley, 1838.

First edition, with “By Boz” to each title page and the “Rose Maylie” plate present. Octavo, three volumes, bound in full brown calf, gilt titles and tooling to the spine, triple ruled gilt to the front and rear panels, marbled endpapers, inner dentelles, top edge gilt. In near fine condition with light rubbing.

"Dickens turned in Oliver Twist to the novel of crime and terror Some characters are drawn with humorous realism, but for the most part humor is dimmed by gloomy memories of the author’s own neglected childhood and sensational scenes are shrouded in an atmosphere genuinely eerie and sinister That Dickens shared with his contemporaries the conviction that the novel should be an instrument of social reform is evident in Oliver Twist" (Baugh).

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