By Charles Dickens
London   Chapman and Hall
8.5" by 5.5" xiv, [1] 624pp; vii [1pp] 311pp [plus plates]
Two rather smart and unusually clean copies of Charles Dickens's 'Martin Chuzzlewit' and 'Oliver Twist', bound in a uniform half polished calf binding with marbled paper boards and marbled textblock.
By Charles Dickens

c1861 The Life and Adventures of Martin Chuzzlewit. The Adventures of Oliver Twist; or The Parish Boy's Progress.

London   Chapman and Hall
8.5" by 5.5" xiv, [1] 624pp; vii [1pp] 311pp [plus plates]
Two rather smart and unusually clean copies of Charles Dickens's 'Martin Chuzzlewit' and 'Oliver Twist', bound in a uniform half polished calf binding with marbled paper boards and marbled textblock.
£495.00
: 2kgs / : 623M29

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Illustrated, Leather Binding, Rebound

'Oliver Twist', one of Dickens' best known works, was his second novel first published as a serial between the years 1837 and 1839. With its plot centering on the workhouse orphan Oliver Twist, the work is notable for its unromantic portrayal of criminals and their sordid lives, as well as for exposing the cruel treatment of the many orphans during the nineteenth century. 'Martin Chuzzlewit', despite being one of Dickens' personal favourite works, was far less popular upon publication that 'Twist'. Indeed, early sales of the monthly parts were so disappointing, (compared to previous works) that Dickens explicitly changed the plot to send the title character to America. However the work does contain two of Dickens' most memorable villains, Seth Pecksniff and Jonas Chuzzlewit, infamous for their cruelty and selfishness. Featuring a tipped-in bookplate of a 'Christine Hamlyn Fane' to the front pastedown of each volume, and an ink inscription to the second free-endpaper, dated 'November 30th: 1885'. Collated, complete with thirty eight plates, a frontispiece plate and illustrated title page by 'Phiz' (Hablot Knight Browne) to 'Martin Chuzzlewit'; and twenty four illustrations 'on steel' by George Cruikshank to 'Oliver Twist'. Each copy is undated, dated using Copac and the prior owner's ink inscription to each volume. 'Oliver Twist' is a 'New Edition. revised and corrected'.

Condition

Rebound in a half polished calf binding with marbled paper boards. Externally slightly rubbed to boards. Minor shelfwear to extremities. Small loss of paper to rear board 'Chuzzlewit'. Slight handling marks to spines. Hinges strained but relatively firm. Internally firmly bound. Pages slightly age toned to edges but bright and clean. Scattered spotting to first and last few pages. The odd handling mark to the occasional page. Occasional faint offsetting from plate to facing page.

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