The Flying Dutchman; or, The Demon Ship
(Foster & Hextall, 1839?)
C.140.aa.51   21x13 cm

 
Flying Dutchman
 
  Penny Dreadfuls
 
     
     
 

Early bloods were partly derived from popular chapbooks and broadsides. Usually they bear a rather crude illustration on one third to one half of the first page of each weekly number to attract the reader. Occasionally there was a second illustration inside. Printing was of poor quality, and the text not necessarily well adapted to the eight-page instalments.