The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Series - The Newspaper Library

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Language:English
Publisher: Cramer, Aikens & Cramer (Milwaukee) -- United States of America
Category: Format : Reprint Library
Issues: Unknown (probably close to 100)
Dates: 1889-1898 (a notice in the November 24, 1898 Brandon Times indicates that The Newspaper Library was consolidated into The Weekly Wisconsin)
Schedule: v. III appears to be monthly; advertisements from 1889 mention six issues, so the schedule may have changed from bi-monthly.
Columns: 2
Price: 10¢ (50¢ a year)
Size: 5.5 x 7.5"
Pages: 32
Illustrations: None in issues examined; advertising in the September 4, 1890 Brandon Times suggests that some issues may be illustrated.
Publisher's Blurb: "The Newspaper LIbrary will be sent free to all subscribers to the Weekly Wisconsin; and all mail subscribers to the Evening Wisconsin who have paid at least two months in advance." - from verso of the front cover of v. III, no. 8.
Physical Description: This series of small booklets reprints fiction, containing multiple stories per issue in the issues examined. Stories are sometimes broken into parts. The front cover is printed in two colors, with black and red text. There are no illustrations apart from the masthead.
Notes / Commentary: This series was not listed in LeBlanc's bibliography. This description is based on the examination of v. III, no. 8. Information on v. III, no. 3 comes from a bookseller's listing; information on the first three issues comes from an advertisement in the May 30, 1889 Brandon Times.

Items

v. 1, no. 1. The Newspaper Library, v. I, no. 1, January, 1889 (The Gambler)
v. 1, no. 2. The Newspaper Library, v. I, no. 2, March, 1889 (Napoleon Smith)
v. 1, no. 3. The Newspaper Library, v. I, no. 3, May, 1889 (A Mere Child)
v. 3, no. 3. The Newspaper Library, v. III, no. 3, March, 1891 (A Lying Vision and 2 more items)
v. 3, no. 8. The Newspaper Library, v. III, no. 8, August, 1891 (Pretty Miss Smith and 1 more item)

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