Early Publications—Listings and commentary
Price One Penny: A Database of Cheap Literature 1837-1860,
website run by Marie Léger-St-Jean.
It lists 201 Lloyd romances.
New Light on Sweeney Todd, Thomas Peckett Prest, James Malcolm Rymer and
Elizabeth Caroline Grey, by Helen R Smith, 2002. As well as analysing the
contribution made by these authors to Lloyd's works, this essay sheds light on
his record-keeping and contains lists of Lloyd's authors (p.14) and periodicals (p.15),
and known works by Rymer and Prest (pp.16-21)
The British Library has many Lloyd publications in its
Barry Ono Collection of
Victorian Popular Literature, bequeathed to the BL in 1941 and edited by
Elizabeth James and Helen R Smith, 1998
- Fiction for the Working Man, 1830-50, by Professor Louis James.
OUP, 1963. This is the thesis for an Oxford DPhil approved by
an adventurous tutor who preferred it to yet another thesis on Wordsworth.
James’s entertaining essay on his work in the British Library in 1957
demonstrates the lack of interest at the time. The value of his book was
immediately recognised, although research in this field did not fully resume
Popular Ficton 100 Years Ago: An Unexplored Tract of Literary History,
by Magaret Dalziel (Cohen & West, 1957)
Bibliography of the Penny Bloods of Edward Lloyd, by John Medcraft.
Privately published, 1945. This tantalising title is only available at the
British Library, the National Library in Scotland, the New York public library
system or Texas A&M University
Peeps into the Past, A Detailed 1919 History of Bloods and Journals,
by Frank Jay; compiled by Bill Blackbeard and Justin Gilbert in 2001
Serializing Fiction in the Victorian Press, Graham Law,
Palgrave Macmillan. 2000.