New York: Robert M. De Witt, Publisher. Hard Cover. Good / No Jacket. Item #004841
Bound volume of Claude Duval Dime Novels/Penny Dreadfuls. Including: Death to the traitor, or, Claude Duval and the poachers : containing the remarkable adventures in the secret cave, and the conspiracy of the poisoned wine; Duval in Newgate, or, The traitor Jew : containing the remarkable adventures of Adele the unfortunate and the daring escape of Claude Duval; The highwayman's bride, or, The capture of Claude Duval : in which are related the remarkable adventures in Hornsey Church-Yard, and the fight of the Mohocks; Rosa Bell, the prince's victim, or, Duval in a boarding school : showing how Claude foiled the heartless libertine, and rescued an innocent girl; Duval in a duel; or, the abduction of Lucy. : Being a vivid narrative of the exploits of Claude Duval and his friends, May and Luke, in a French Chateau, &c., &c.; Lucy Thornton, or, Claude in the chateau : detailing many startling scenes in the life of the famous Claude Duval; Claude captured, or, A night in Newgate : containing vivid descriptions of the dashing adventures and wonderful escapes of the daring Claude Duval and the fair Dora; The Cask of gold, or, Claude in the tower : containing the interesting details of Claude Duval's marvellous adventures in the gloomy tower vaults at midnight, and other most surprising incidents; Moonlight Jack, or, Claude and his captor : filled with brilliant descriptions of the very remarkable exploits and strange adventures of the lovely Dora and the fearless Claude; Duval denounced, or, The haunted mansion : a perfect panorama of the exploits of Duval, Dora, and Luke; Claude in the cave, or, The chamber of death : strange, wild and terrible deeds of daring and startling acts give interest to every page; Luke the lurker; or, Duval dares all. A rapid succession of wild strange and wonderful deeds; Duval at bay, or, Claude's career closed : in this volume fast-coming events startle, astonish, terrify and warn! Robert M. De Witt, publisher. New York: no date, circa 1860's. Bound in half leather with marbled boards. Each story varies between 100 or 96 pages, with the first two having illustrations in black and white. Publisher's ads present on the verso of several title pages. 13 dime novels bound in one volume. Although purporting to be true, these novels were loosely based on the life of Claude Duval (or Du Vall, or Du Val), a French born highwayman active in England in the mid 1600's. He was eventually executed for his robberies. FAIR/GOOD condition. Front and rear covers tenuously attached to the binding. Heavy scuffing to the boards, leather spine and extremities. Text block solid, with scattered minor to moderate foxing throughout. Light scattered soiling. Previous owner's name in red pencil on the first endpaper.
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