The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Series - Petersons' Sterling Series

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Publisher: T. B. Peterson & Brothers (Philadelphia (Pa.): 306 Chestnut St.) -- United States
Issues: 31 (Highest number seen advertised)
Dates: 1870's
Schedule: Not known
Price: 75¢ (some later issues were 50¢; a cloth bound edition was also issued at $1.00)
Size: Not known
Pages: Not known
Illustrations: Not known
Publisher's Blurb: "Peterson's Sterling Series of New and Good Books are the Cheapest Novels in the world. They are all issued in uniform style, in octavo form, price One Dollar each, bound in morocco cloth, black and gold, or 75 cents each in paper covers, with the edges cut open all around. The following celebrated works have already been issued in this series."
Notes / Commentary: LeBlanc never saw one. The titles in the list he consulted were unnumbered, and he believed that the number and series title did not appear on the books themselves. Numbering here is based on the order of his listing.
Primary Data Source: LeBlanc
Data Entry Status: Done, Believed Complete


1. Corinne; or, Italy. This is a Wonderful Book
2. The Man in Black; or, The Days of Queen Anne
3. Edina; or, Missing Since Midnight. A Love Story
4. Cyrilla. A Love Story
5. Popping the Question; or The Belle of the Ball
6. Marrying for Money. A Charming Love Story in Real Life
7. Aurora Floyd
8. Salathiel, the Wandering Jew
9. Harry Lorrequer. Full of Fun, Frolic and Adventure
10. Charles O'Malley, The Irish Dragoon
11. The Flirt. A Fashionable Novel
12. The Dead Secret
13. Thackery's Irish Sketch Book
14. The Wife's Trials. Dramatic and Powerful
15. The Man with Five Wives
16. Pickwick Abroad
17. First and True Love. Beautifully Rich in Style
18. The Mystery; or, Anne Hereford. A Love Story
19. The Steward. Illustrated
20. Basil; or, The Crossed Path. Told With Great Power
21. The Jealous Wife. Great Originality of Plot
22. Sylvester Sound
23. Whitefriars; or, The Days of Charles the Second
24. Webster and Hayne's Speeches on Foot's Resolution & Slavery Compromise
25. The Rival Beauties. A Beautiful Love Story
26. Confessions of a Pretty Woman
27. Flirtations in America; or, High Life in New York
28. The Coquette. A Powerful and Amusing Tale of Love and Pride
29. The Latimer Family
30. The Creole Beauty
31. Agnes Graham

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