The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Item - The Blacksmith of Antwerp

(Beadle's New Dime Novels edition)

Combined Summary

Online Full Text: Northern Illinois University (Beadle's New Dime Novels edition)
Series: Beadle's Dime Library of Choice Fiction — no. 2
Beadle's New Dime Novels — no. 225
Alternate Title: Quentin Matsys; or, The Blacksmith of Antwerp
Subjects / Tags: Antwerp (Belgium)
Historical fiction
Love stories
Metsys, Quentin, 1465 or 6-1530
Titania (Fictitious character : Shakespeare)
Author: Fritz
Dates: February 16, 1864 (Beadle's Dime Library of Choice Fiction edition)
July 3, 1883 (Beadle's New Dime Novels edition)
Publisher: Beadle's New Dime Novels edition: Beadle and Adams (1872-1898) (New York (N.Y.): No. 98 William Street) -- United States
OCLC Number: 143607549 (Beadle's New Dime Novels edition)

"This story originally appeared as "Quentin Matsys; or, The Blacksmith of Antwerp" as a serial in the New World, where the author's name likewise was given as "Fritz." It was begun in Vol. IV, February 26, 1842, and ended March 26 of the same year.

Blurbs describe the author of this tale as "An American Writer, †living at Avoncale, near Newark, but his identity is not disclosed. The author is neither John O'Keeffe, Caroline Pichler, nor Pierce Egan, the Younger, although all of them wrote stories with the same title.

All four stories are based on the romantic life of the famous Flemish painter, Quentin Matsys (Metsys, Metseys), who was born in Leuven in 1466 and died in Antwerp in 1530. He is said to have been a blacksmith before he became a painter"--Johannsen, A. House of Beadle and Adams and its dime and nickel novels

Known Editions

Beadle's Dime Library of Choice Fiction edition
Beadle's New Dime Novels edition

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