Item #241017 Robert of Artois. An Historical Romance of the Fourteenth Century. Thomas? Archer.

Robert of Artois. An Historical Romance of the Fourteenth Century.

London: Published by E. Farrington, n.d. [1846].

Price: $400.00


About the item

Parts reissue. Frontispiece, signed Hextall, illustrations to text; [2], 182 pp. 8vo. 23 parts bound in contemporary quarter dark green morocco, gilt spine, marbled boards, spotting to preliminaries; near fine. Summers p. 481; OCLC: 2 copies.

Item #241017

Though the usual progression for successful penny dreadful and parts publications was from parts issue to book issue, some works, such as the present, were issued in the opposite sequence (cf. James & Smith, “Penny Dreadful and Boys’ Adventures,” p. xii). According to Summers “Robert of Artois” appeared first as a book in 1845 and was reissued in parts a year later.