The Adventures of Oliver Twist. London: Chapman and Hall, 1877
8vo (180 x 115mm.), 2pp. publisher's advertisements ("Charles Dickens's Works") and 8pp. publisher's catalogue ("Select Library of Fiction") at end, original publisher's pictorial boards printed in black, red and green, advertisement for "Mr Streeter, Goldsmith, Jeweller, and Merchant in Precious Stones..." on lower board, publisher's advertisements on endpapers, some light spotting, binding slightly skewed and frayed at extremities, some splitting to joints, some abrasions, browning to free endpapers
Given the price of two shillings, noted on the spine, and the absence of any internal illustrations (with the exception of a vignette on the title-page), this volume may be from the publisher's "Select Library of Fiction".
W.H. Smith & Son, bookseller's embossed stamp to front free endpaper
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