The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Item - The Gold Guide; or, Steel Arm, the Regulator

(Beadle's New York Dime Library edition)

Combined Summary

Online Full Text: Northern Illinois University (Beadle's New York Dime Library edition)
Series: American Tales (2nd Series) — no. 20
Beadle's New York Dime Library — no. 25
Early Western Life Series — no. 5
Frank Starr's American Novels — no. 163
The New York Library — no. 25
Alternate Title: Trail of Gold; or, Sure Shot Sam
Subjects / Tags: Apache Indians
Bandit, outlaw, and highwayman stories
Gold miners
Love stories
Man-woman relationships
San Francisco (Calif.)
Steel-Arm (Pablo Verrers) (Fictitious character)
Western stories
Sequel: The Death Track; or, The Outlaws of the Mountain
Authors: Author of "Pepe, the Scout" (pseudonym used by Johnson, Francis, 1837-1908) (American Tales (2nd Series) edition)
Charley, Montana (pseudonym used by Johnson, Francis, 1837-1908) (Early Western Life Series edition)
Johnson, Francis, 1837-1908 (Beadle's New York Dime Library edition; Frank Starr's American Novels edition; Frank Starr's New York Library edition)
Gerst├Ącker, Friedrich, 1816-1872 (uncredited)
Translator: Johnson, Francis, 1837-1908 (uncredited)
Dates: April 22, 1870 (American Tales (2nd Series) edition)
February 16, 1875 (Frank Starr's American Novels edition)
January 24, 1878 (Beadle's New York Dime Library edition)
January 24, 1878 (Frank Starr's New York Library edition)
1928 (Early Western Life Series edition)
Publisher: Beadle's New York Dime Library edition: Beadle and Adams (1872-1898) (New York (N.Y.): No. 98 William Street) -- United States
OCLC Number: 970695636 (Beadle's New York Dime Library edition)
Notes: The beginning of this tale was apparently not printed by Beadle, for the story begun in this booklet presupposes a knowledge of events that had taken place some time previously in San Fernando, where Steel-Arm (Pablo Verrers) had first made love to Rosina, a Spanish girl, and then to Madam Bertha Marel, or Madam Bertha Vandelles, as she is now called, whose husband was thought to be dead. The present book begins in San Francisco, in November, 1849, where Steel Arm is organizing an expedition to the placers in the Sierra Tatecas. The journey is full of danger. A band of cut-throats, led by two gigantic brothers, Tom and Philip Smithson (The Goliaths), also seek the placers of the Desierto. After a successful fight against these men, and the killing of Philip Smithson, the remnants of the two expeditions unite as a protection against two bands of Indians horse thieves and Apaches. The story ends with their retreat to a cave when attacked by another gang of ruffians led by Tom Smithson. The story is continued in American Tales, no. 65. This story appeared previously as 'Steel Arm; or, The Robbers and Regulators of California' by 'The author of The Regulators of Arkansas,' 'Raw-son, the Renegade,' etc., published by Dick and Fitzgerald, New York (1862), III pp."

Known Editions

American Tales (2nd Series) edition
Frank Starr's American Novels edition
Beadle's New York Dime Library edition
Frank Starr's New York Library edition
Early Western Life Series edition

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