The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Item - Beadle's Dime Dialogues no. 2


Online Full Text: Northern Illinois University
Series: Beadle's Dime Dialogues — no. 2
Alternate Title: Beadle's Dime Dialogues Number Two: For Schools, Exhibitions, Parlors, etc.
Subject / Tag: Dialogues, English
Contents: The Genius of Liberty (Work, pages 9-15)
Cinderella; or, The Glass Slipper (Work, pages 16-24)
The Society for Doing Good, But Saying Bad (Work, pages 24-30)
The Golden Rule (Work, pages 31-34)
The Gifts of the Fairy Queen (Work, pages 34-38)
Taken In and Done For. A Comedietta (Work, pages 38-47)
The Old Country Aunt's Visit To The City (Work, pages 47-53)
The Two Romans (Work, pages 53-55)
Trying The Characters (Work, pages 56-59)
The "Happy Family". A Dramatic Burlesque (Work, pages 60-63)
The Rainbow. A Dramatic Fantasy (Work, pages 63-65)
How to Write "Popular" Stories (Work, pages 65-67)
The New and the Old (Work, pages 68-70)
A Sensation at Last (Work, pages 70-72)
The "Greenhorn" (Work, pages 72-74)
The Three Men of Science (Work, pages 74-80)
The Old Lady's Will (Work, pages 80-82)
The Little Philosopher (Work, pages 82-84)
How to Find an Heir (Work, pages 84-88)
The Virtues (Work, pages 88-90)
A Connubial Eclogue (Work, pages 90-92)
The Public Meeting (Work, pages 92-95)
The English Traveler (Work, pages 95-97)
Editor: Legrand, Louis (pseudonym used by Victor, Orville J. (Orville James), 1827-1910)
Date: December 8, 1863
Publisher: Beadle and Company (New York (N.Y.): 118 William St.) -- United States
OCLC Number: 1056177952
Edition Description: Also includes: introduction (department) and publisher's advertisements.
Length: 97 pages
Notes:

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. 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.

Still later editions bear whatever firm name and address was current at the time of issue.--Johannsen, A. House of Beadle and Adams


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