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Reid 4949. Volume 2 of Charles Dickens' "Oliver Twist" illustrated by George Cruikshank. Number two of three volumes bound in a marbled cover with a leather spine: "Oliver Twist. Boz. II" lettered on the spine in gold.
On the title page: "Oliver Twist or, the Parish Boy's Progress by "Boz" in Three Volumes Vol II. London: Richard Bentley, New Burlington Street. 1838."
On the verso: "Whiting Beaufort House."
With the following illustration plates (George Cruikshank lettered beneath each image and the title below.)
1. Frontispiece, Reid 1859. "The burglary."
2. Reid 1860. "Mr Bumble and Mrs Corney taking tea."
3. Reid 1861. "Mr Claypole as he appeared when his master was out."
4. Reid 1862. "Oliver Twist at Mrs Maylie's door."
5. Reid 1863. "Oliver Waited on by the Bow Street runners."
6. Reid 1864. "Monks and the Jew."
7. Reid 1865. "Mr Bumble degraded in the eyes of the paupers."
Etched illustrations to a letterpress book
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Height: 191 millimetres
Width: 115 millimetres
- Curator's comments
- Volume two of three. The illustrations to Oliver Twist were originally published in serialised form in "Bentley's Miscellany." See Reid 4947.
For further information on the various editions of Oliver Twist, see Reid "A Descriptive Catalogue of Cruikshank's Works." 4949 which states that the first edition (1838) has: "twenty-four etchings, including the new plate instead of the cancelled one; published before it was finished in the Miscellany."
Second edition 1839. Another edition 1844 The plates much altered, but not by Cruikshank; a design for the wrapper was purposely made for this issue.
For further information on editions of "Oliver Twist." see AM Cohn "George Cruikshank: A Catlaogue Raisonné" 239.
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