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Four (4) Charles Dickens First Editions, including Oliver Twist and David Copperfield. 1st-3rd items: OLIVER TWIST, First Edition, Vol. I-III, by Charles Dickens, with illustrations by George Cruikshank, published by Richard Bentley, London, 1838. Hardcover octavos, 953 total top edge gilt pages with frontispieces and twenty-one plates, Dickens' name on title pages, Vol. III with "Church" plate facing p. 312, rebound by Riviere and Son, London in red morocco leather with gilt stamped covers and spine, five raised hubs, gilt dentelle with dark green paper pastedowns and endpapers, ex libris plate to interior of front cover. Vol. I & III with back advertisements, original reddish brown cloth blindstamped covers and spine laid down to back matter pages. Approximately 8 1/8" H x 5 1/4" W x 1" D. Note: Includes early issue points: Vol. III with "pilaster" unchanged to p. 164. 4th item: DAVID COPPERFIELD, First Edition, by Charles Dickens, illustrated by Hablot K. Brown (Phiz), published by Bradbury and Evans, London, 1850. Hardcover octavo, 624 top edge gilt pages with frontispiece, undated vignette title page, and thirty-eight plates, rebound by Riviere and Son, London in red morocco leather with gilt stamped covers and spine, five raised hubs, gilt dentelle with dark green paper pastedowns and endpapers, ex libris plate to interior of front cover. November No. 7 serial cover included in front matter pages, original olive green cloth blindstamped covers and spine laid down to back matter pages. 9" H x 6" W x 2" D. Note: Includes early issue point: "bnt." on p. 597, line 29.
PROVENANCE: The Estate of Edith (Edie) M. Bass, Nashville, Tennessee. Most of the items from her estate in this auction were by descent from her parents, Walter Paul McBride and Claire Childs of Lake Forest, Illinois.
CONDITION: Covers in overall very good condition with wear to hinges, corners slightly bumped. Pages in overall good, legible condition with toning/toning impressions, scattered foxing spots, scuffs, some minute tears to edges, few pencil marks, light handling wear. Some pages unevenly cut. Plates are collated. 1st-3rd items: Vol. I does not include list of illustrations.