Penny Dreadful Covers

Black Bess (1866), published by E. Harrison of London. Note the poor registration of the colour printing which has become an affectation, an effect, an option in our time.

The Mystery of Edwin Drood (1870), Charles Dickens' last and unfinished novel, published in monthly instalments by Chapman & Hall of London.

An advertisment for a Spring Heeled Jack Penny Dreadful of 1886. The South East London Folklore Society give a comprehensive history of Jack.

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