The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Series - Beadle's Dime Speakers

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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 26 more items)
6. Beadle's Dime Humorous Speaker (Hans Schlackenlichter's Snake and 17 more items)
7. Beadle's Dime Standard Speaker
8. Beadle's Dime Stump Speaker
9. Beadle's Dime Juvenile Speaker
10. Beadle's Dime Spread-Eagle Speaker
11. The Dime Debater, and Chairman's Guide
12. The Dime Exhibition Speaker
13. The Dime School Speaker
14. The Dime Ludicrous Speaker
15. Carl Pretzel's Komikal Speaker
16. The Dime Youth's Speaker and Reform Orator
17. The Dime Eloquent Speaker
18. The Dime Hail Columbia Speaker
19. Beadle's Dime Serio-Comic Speaker
20. The Dime Select Speaker
21. The Dime Funny Speaker
22. The Dime Jolly Speaker
23. The Dime Dialect Speaker
24. Dime Book of Recitations and Readings
25. The Dime Burlesque Speaker

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