London: Published for the Author, by Bradbury & Evans, 1846.
. The Adventures of Oliver Twist. or, The Parish Boy's Progress. With twenty-four illustrations on steel, by George Cruikshank. A new edition, revised and corrected. London: Published for the Author, by Bradbury & Evans, 1846.
DICKENS, Charles. The Adventures of Oliver Twist; or, The Parish Boy’s Progress. With twenty-four illustrations on steel, by George Cruikshank. A new edition, revised and corrected. London: Published for the Author, by Bradbury & Evans, 1846.
First octavo one-volume edition. Octavo (8 1/2 x 5 1/2 inches; 215 x 140 mm). xii, 311, [1, colophon] pp. With twenty-four inserted plates, including frontispiece. Half-title present.
Half polished tan calf, over tan cloth boards. Spine elaborately stamped in gilt. Spine with red and blue morocco spine labels, lettered in gilt. Top edge gilt. Front hinge cracked but firm. Inner hinge split but holding. Some rubbing to edges and corners. A marginal repair and a small hole to plate facing page 136. A dampstain (?) to top edge of plates facing pages 192, 204, 212 ans 216 but not affecting image. Overall very good.
Oliver was first published in book form in 1838, and appeared in a number of so-called editions until it was "extensively revised and appeared in ten monthly parts from January-October 1846... [before it was published] in one volume on September 26, 1846" (Smith, 36-37). This printing was done from a copy of the 1841 edition. Cruikshank designed a new cover (containing 11 scenes from the novel) for the issue of this edition in parts, and the plates from various three-volume editions were retouched and re-bitten by J. Findlay. Eckel, 63. Smith 4, Note 5.