The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Series - Beadle's Dime Speakers

Please log in to leave a comment.

[List All Series] [List Series Full Text] [List Series Images] [List Series People] [List Series Subjects/Tags]

Alternate Title: Speaker 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. (1859-1860) (New York (N.Y.): 137 William St.) -- United States
M.J. Ivers & Co. (New York (N.Y.): 379 Pearl St.) -- United States
Category: Format : Small Booklet
Issues: 25
Dates: Oct. 1859 to Mar. 1898
Size: 5 7/8" x 3 3/4" (nos. 1-3), 6 3/8" x 4 1/4" (nos. 4-25)
Pages: 100
Physical Description: The first three numbers are of a small format with buff wrappers and no front cover illustration. The remaining issues were the standard Beadle's Dime Novels size with wrappers in various shades of yellow and orange.
Notes / Commentary:

The title page for Speaker no. 1 reads "The title page reads: "A companion to the Dime Dialogues. The Dime Speaker: Being Gems of Oratory for the School, the Exhibition-Room, the Home Circle, and the Study: Comprising Specimens of Wit, Humor, Pathos, and Discourse, from Fresh and Eminent Sources, by Louis Legrand, M.D. New York: Irwin P. Beadle, 137 William Street."--Johannsen, A. House of Beadle and Adams and its dime and nickel novels. Later editions of Speaker no. 1 omitted Legrand's name. It is unclear if Legrand authored all issues of the Dime Speakers.

The exact dates for all issues in this series are not known. The dates used are an assortment of copyright dates, advertising dates, issued dates, and dates when the issue was listed among other Beadle publications.

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


1. The Dime Speaker ("Young America" on Progress and 32 more items)
2. Beadle's Dime National Speaker (The Union and its Results and 57 more items)
3. Beadle's Dime Patriotic Speaker (America to the World and 32 more items)
4. Beadle's Dime Comic Speaker (Gotlieb Klebcyergoss on the War and 43 more items)
5. Beadle's Dime Elocutionist (Principles of True Enunciation and 4 more items)
6. Beadle's Dime Humorous Speaker (Hans Schlackenlichter's Snake and 51 more items)
7. Beadle's Dime Standard Speaker (The World We Live In and 54 more items)
8. Beadle's Dime Stump Speaker (Hon. J. Moses Stubbs' Views "On The Sitation" and 18 more items)
9. Beadle's Dime Juvenile Speaker (The Boy's Philosophy and 51 more items)
10. Beadle's Dime Spread-Eagle Speaker (Ben Buster's Stump Oration and 55 more items)
11. The Dime Debater, and Chairman's Guide (The Debating Society and 4 more items)
12. The Dime Exhibition Speaker (The Orator of the Day and 48 more items)
13. The Dime School Speaker (Fanny Butterfly's Ball and 54 more items)
14. The Dime Ludicrous Speaker (Courting and 50 more items)
15. Carl Pretzel's Komikal Speaker (Don'd Been Afraid and 48 more items)
16. The Dime Youth's Speaker and Reform Orator (A Call to the Field! and 43 more items)
17. The Dime Eloquent Speaker (An Adjuration and 54 more items)
18. The Dime Hail Columbia Speaker (Columbia and 58 more items)
19. Beadle's Dime Serio-Comic Speaker (The American Phalanx and 65 more items)
20. The Dime Select Speaker (God and 54 more items)
21. The Dime Funny Speaker (Colonel Sellers Elucidates and 42 more items)
22. The Dime Jolly Speaker (My Grandfather's Clock and 42 more items)
23. The Dime Dialect Speaker (Dat's W'at's De Matter! and 48 more items)
24. Dime Book of Recitations and Readings (The Irishman's Panorama and 47 more items)
25. The Dime Burlesque Speaker (Plenty Small's Proclamashun and 8 more items)

User Comments

No comments available.

Please log in to leave a comment.