FEVAL, P., De verborgenheden van Londen van Sir Francis Trollop. Eerste deel, eerste, tweede en derde stuk.


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Amsterdam, M.H. Binger, 1844, first part in three pieces, complete first part, 1: xiii,144, 2: 145-304, 3: 305-459 pages, edges frayed, three lithograph plates by C.W. Mieling Rotterdam, one in each volume, original paper bindings, some age staining on bindings, back of first volume lost, front of first volume damaged, extremely rare volumes of this famous and first detective writer. Thesee books were published serialised and translated within the year of the publication of the original. Sir Francis Trolopp, is pseud. of Paul Henri Corentin Féval, père (29 September 1816 – 8 March 1887) was a French novelist and dramatist. He was the author of popular swashbuckler novels such as Le Loup blanc (1843), Les Mysteres de Londres (1844) and the perennial best-seller Le Bossu (1857). He also penned the seminal vampire fiction novels Le Chevalier Ténèbre (1860), La Vampire (1865) and La Ville Vampire (1874) and wrote several celebrated novels about his native Brittany and Mont Saint-Michel such as La Fée des Grèves (1850). Féval's greatest claim to fame, however, is as one of the fathers of modern crime fiction. Because of its themes and characters, his novel Jean Diable (1862) can claim to be the world's first modern novel of detective fiction. His masterpiece was Les Habits Noirs (1863-1875), a criminal saga comprising eleven novels. After losing his fortune in a financial scandal, Féval became a born-again Christian, stopped writing crime thrillers, and began to write religious novels, leaving the tale of the Habits Noirs uncompleted. Armorial bookplate of Luyken Landfort, library stamp: Haus Landfort bei Anholt on fronts and titlepage. This edition not in KB and according to worldcat not in any other library.

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