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A Bibliography of the Penny Bloods of Edward Lloyd

Editorial Apparatus

In 1945, book collector John Medcraft (1895-1951) privately published A Bibliography of the Penny Bloods of Edward Lloyd . One of the earliest bibliographies of the lurid fiction publications of penny press magnare Edward Lloyd (1815-90), Medcraft's Bibliography is incomplete and flawed but has profoundly influenced the study of penny fiction. It is also scarce: Medcraft had only 200 copies printed, and there is no open-access facsimile. This edition, the first published since the original 1945 printing, aims to make the text of Medcraft's bibliography openly accessible and to clarify its place in the study of Lloyd, the penny press, and Lloyd's hired writers Thomas Peckett Prest and James Malcolm Rymer. 


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November 2021

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