The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Series - Beadle's Dime Handbooks

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Alternate Titles: Dime Handbooks of Games and Pastimes
Family Handbook
Young People's Series
Publishers: Beadle and Adams (1872-1898) (New York (N.Y.): No. 98 William Street) -- United States
Beadle and Company (New York (N.Y.): 118 William St.) -- United States
Beadle and Company (New York (N.Y.): 141 William St.) -- United States
Beadle and Company (New York (N.Y.): 98 William St.) -- United States
Irwin P. Beadle & Co. (1862-1864) (New York (N.Y.): 137 William St.) -- United States
Category: Format : Small Booklet
Issues: 25
Dates: 1859-1880
Price: 10ยข
Pages: 32-100
Illustrations: Illustrated covers.
Physical Description: The covers of nos. 1 to 12 were originally issued in buff wrappers, then orange wrappers for nos. 13 to 25. Early numbers in orange wrappers are reprints.
Notes / Commentary:

"Differing from Beadle's later publications in not being in numbered series, the books were generally grouped in the advertisements as "Family Hand-Books," "Young People's Hand-Books," and "Hand-Books of Games and Pastimes." But the individual books were not always placed in the same group..."--Johannsen, A. House of Beadle and Adams and its dime and nickel novels, volume 1, page 373.

The numbers given here are based on the order of appearance. These numbers were not given by the publishers.

Primary Data Source: Johannsen
Data Entry Status: Done, Believed Complete


1. Beadle's Cook Book
2. Beadle's Dime Recipe Book
3. Beadle's Dime Book of Etiquette
4. Beadle's Dime Letter-Writer
5. Beadle's Dime Book of Dreams
6. Beadle's Handbook of Swimming
7. Beadle's Dime Book of Cricket and Football
8. Beadle's Dime Ball-Room Companion and Guide to Dancing
9. Beadle's Guide to Dress-Making and Millinery
10. Beadle's Dime Chess Instructor
11. Beadle's Family Physician
12. Beadle's Dime Book of Verses
13. Beadle's Housewive's Manuel
14. Beadle's Dime Handbook of Croquet
15. Beadle's Dime Hand-Book of Yachting and Rowing
16. Beadle's Dime Hand-Book of Riding and Driving
17. Beadle's Dime Guide to Skating and Curling
18. Beadle's Dime Handbook of Pedestrianism
19. Beadle's Dime Fortune-Teller; or, Peeps into Futurity
20. Beadle's Dime Ladies' Letter-Writer
21. The Dime Lover's Casket
22. The Dime Book of Games
23. The Dime Book of Beauty
24. Handbook of Winter Sports
25. Handbook of Summer Athletic Sports

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