The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Item - Beadle's Dime Dialogues no. 2

Combined Summary

Online Full Text: Northern Illinois University (Beadle's Dime Dialogues revised edition)
Series: Beadle's Dime Dialogues — no. 2
Alternate Titles: Beadle's dime dialogues : for schools, exhibitions, parlors, etc.
Who Speaks of Trailing the American Flag in the Dust
Subject / Tag: Dialogues, English
Contents: The genius of liberty (Work)
The society for doing good, but saying bad (Work)
The golden rule (Work)
The old country aunt's visit to the city (Work)
The two Romans (Work)
How to write "popular" stories (Work)
A connubial eclogue (Work)
Cinderella, or, The glass slipper (Work)
The gifts of the fairy queen (Work)
Taken in and done for (Work)
Trying the characters (Work)
The "happy family" (Work)
The rainbow (Work)
The new and the old (Work)
A sensation at last (Work)
The "greenhorn" (Work)
The three men of science (Work)
The old lady's will (Work)
The little philosopher (Work)
How to find an heir (Work)
The virtues (Work)
The public meeting (Work)
The English traveler (Work)
Editor: Legrand, Louis (pseudonym used by Victor, Orville J. (Orville James), 1827-1910)
Dates: November 3, 1860 (Beadle's Dime Dialogues edition)
December 8, 1863 (Beadle's Dime Dialogues revised edition)
Publisher: Beadle's Dime Dialogues revised edition: Beadle and Company (New York: 118 William St.) -- United States of America
OCLC Number: 1056177952 (Beadle's Dime Dialogues revised edition)
User Summary: The first edition of No. 2 is of the same size as the first edition of No. 1. It has a grayish-cream cover of the same design, and the title page is also similar. There are 80 pages. Louis Legrand is given as the editor, and Irwin P. Beadle & Co., 141 William Street, as publishers. Later the book was advertised November 3, 1860 by the firm under its new name, Beadle & Co., but from the same address.(1) Still later copies have wrappers with the new address, but the title pages of many, perhaps all, copies retain the Irwin P. Beadle & Co. imprint, either because the stereotype was not changed, or, more probably, because these copies had already been printed, and new grayish wrappers only were put on. The second edition of No. 2, marked "Revised and enlarged edition," has the first 80 pages exactly the same as the preceding, but 16 pages were added. The cover is cream colored, wrapper and title page read Beadle & Co., 118 William Street, but the name Louis Legrand is omitted as editor. The copyright date is December 8, 1863. The third edition has the usual orange wrappers of the Dime Novels, and has a picture on the front illustrating the dialogue with the title given above. The format is slightly larger and is the same as that of the Dime Novels and the succeeding dialogues. The publishers were Beadle & Co., 118 William Street. There are 97 pages of dialogues, one blank page and two of advertisements. Actually the number of pages is less, for Beadle cheated a bit on preliminary pages.

Known Editions

Beadle's Dime Dialogues edition
Beadle's Dime Dialogues revised edition

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