The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Series - Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library

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Language:English
Publisher: Beadle and Adams (1872-1898) (New York (N.Y.): No. 98 William Street) -- United States
Issues: 43
Dates: May 18, 1878 to March 29, 1879
Schedule: Weekly
Price:
Size: 11 3/4" x 8 1/4"
Pages: 16
Illustrations: Front page illustration, often in color on earlier editions.
Publisher's Blurb: "No songs are duplicated or repeated, as is the case in the 'Ten Cent Song Books,' which give, on an average, but sixteen fresh songs in an issue — the rest of the book being made up of stereotypes or repeaters from the other issues."
Contents: Each issue contains lyrics to approximately 60 songs, including popular songs of the day and some original contributions.
Physical Description:

"The title of the series forms the upper third of the front page. With one or two exceptions where the illustration is centered in the lower portion of the page, it occupies the left half of the remaining space while the right half is taken up with the table of contents and the words of the song whose title forms the title of that number. Beadle and Adams, 98 William Street, is printed below the cut. As were all the 'illuminated' titles of the Beadle booklets, the coloring was apparently done by color stencil."--Johannsen, A. House of Beadle and Adams and its dime and nickel novels

Notes / Commentary:

"The sixty songs in each number consist not only of the popular songs of the day, but also include original contributions. Beneath the titles of many of the songs is given the name of the original publisher from whom the music could be obtained. In No. 6 there is an announcement that 26 numbers will constitute a volume and will be given an index and bound up to make 'an excellent Encyclopedia of Song.' The only bound volume that I have seen contained the whole 43 numbers and was without an Index."--Johannsen, A. House of Beadle and Adams and its dime and nickel novels

Primary Data Source: Johannsen
Data Entry Status: Done, With Gaps

Items

1. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 1 (Whoa Emma! and 46 more items)
2. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 2 (Captain Cuff and 57 more items)
3. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 3 (The Gainsboro' Hat)
4. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 4 (Johnny Morgan and 61 more items)
5. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 5 (I'll Strike You With A Feather and 62 more items)
6. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 6 (George, the Charmer and 56 more items)
7. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 7 (The Belle of Rockaway and 52 more items)
8. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 8 (Young Fellah' You're too Fresh and 60 more items)
9. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 9 (Shy Young Girl; or, Du-da, Da and 65 more items)
10. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 10 (I'm the Governor's Only Son and 58 more items)
11. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 11 (My Fan and 60 more items)
12. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 12 (Comin' Thro' the Rye and 55 more items)
13. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 13 (The Rollicking Irishman and 59 more items)
14. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 14 (Old Dog Tray and 62 more items)
15. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 15 (Whoa, Charlie! and 59 more items)
16. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 16 (In This Wheat By and By and 60 more items)
17. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 17 (Nancy Lee and 58 more items)
18. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 18 (I'm the Boy that's Bound to Blaze! and 58 more items)
19. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 19 (The Two Orphans and 59 more items)
20. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 20 (What are the Wild Waves Saying?)
21. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 21 (Indignant Polly Wog)
22. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 22 (The Old Arm Chair and 58 more items)
23. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 23 (On Coney Island Beach and 58 more items)
24. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 24 (Old Simon, the Hot Corn Man and 61 more items)
25. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 25 (I'm in Love and 56 more items)
26. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 26 (Parade of the Guards and 55 more items)
27. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 27 (Yo! Heave Ho! and 56 more items)
28. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 28 ('Twill Nebber Do to Gib It Up So and 58 more items)
29. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 29 (Blue Bonnets Over the Border and 54 more items)
30. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 30 (The Merry Laughing Man and 56 more items)
31. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 31 (Sweet Forget-Me-Not and 56 more items)
32. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 32 (Leetle Baby Mine and 53 more items)
33. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 33 (De Banjo am de Instrument for Me and 53 more items)
34. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 34 (Taffy! and 50 more items)
35. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 35 (Just to Please the Boys and 52 more items)
36. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 36 (Skating on One in the Gutter and 52 more items)
37. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 37 (Kolored Kranks and 49 more items)
38. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 38 (Nil Desperandum! and 53 more items)
39. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 39 (The Girl I Left Behind Me and 47 more items)
40. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 40 ('Tis But a Little Faded Flower and 42 more items)
41. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 41 (Pretty Wilhelmina and 60 more items)
42. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 42 (Dancing in the Barn and 63 more items)
43. Beadle's Half-Dime Singer's Library no. 43 (H.M.S. Pinafore; or, The Lass that Loved a Sailor and 17 more items)

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