"Thrillers" of the Victorian Age comprising "Penny Dreadfuls" Loved by School Boys and Similar Literature for Their Elders [catalog] no. 689 [provenance: John T. McIntyre]

"Thrillers" of the Victorian Age comprising "Penny Dreadfuls" Loved by School Boys and Similar Literature for Their Elders [catalog] no. 689 [provenance: John T. McIntyre]

London: Maggs Bros. 1940. Paperback. 11, [1] p.; 21 cm. Light green wrapper printed in black. Wrapper title. Oval stamp of author John T. McIntyre, Philadelphia, on front wrapper. Catalog of 148 items, primarily penny dreadfuls, with some late 19th-century thrillers written for adults. Inside the back wrapper is a list of Maggs' current catalogs from no. 546 to 689 with some omissions. John T. McIntyre (1871-1951) was a Philadelphia writer who had some success as a serious novelist but usually supported himself by writing short sories, detective mysteries, and juvenile fiction. He published four novels about gentleman amateur criminologist Ashton-Kirk (three of them the basis of films in 1915) and three about ex-Philadelphia cop private eye Jerry Mooney. In the last years of his life, he sold fewer works and had to sell off his dime novel collection, part of which may have come from this catalog. In Very Good+ Condition: wrapper is lightly soiled; wrapper edges are faded; pages are clean and tight. Very Good +. Item #004332

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