Oliver Twist. London: Richard Bentley, 1838
8vo (202 x 120mm.), second edition, first issue, 3 volumes, etched frontispieces and 21 other plates by George Cruikshank, half-titles, original publisher’s reddish brown fine-diaper cloth, upper and lower covers with arabesque design in blind, lettered in gilt on spine, light yellow endpapers, some spotting and browning especially to plates, bindings faded on spine with extremities bumped, one plate skilfully reinserted in volume 1, book-labels removed from endpapers
Smith notes that the second edition was published on 17 December 1838: 'early copies' have the date of 1838 on the title-page '…and "9" substituted for "8" in the date in later copies'.
Smith p. 36
Chillingham Castle, booklabels
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