The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Series - Boys' Alert Library

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Publisher: M. A. Donohue & Co. (Chicago (Ill.): 407-429 Dearborn Street) -- United States
Category: Format : Paperback ("Thickbook")
Issues: 54 (Highest number seen)
Dates: Not dated (1905-1915?)
Schedule: Unknown (probably issued in groups)
Price: Not priced (probably 10ยข)
Size: 7 x 4 3/4"
Pages: 273 (In the only copy seen by LeBlanc, no. 12)
Illustrations: Black and white pictorial cover
Physical Description: Paper cover with title centered at upper part of cover. Author centered below title. Title and author enclosed by one rule line 3 1/2 by 1 1/2". Black and white illustration of boy saving young girl from oncoming runaway horses pulling heavy wagon. Two bystanders in background. Appears that a different illustration was used with each title. Publisher's name at bottom. All enclosed with single rule line making a half inch white border for illustration and title. Spine reads: "No. 12 Boys' Alert Library Do and Dare Horatio Alger, Jr." underlined with double rule.
Notes / Commentary: The original LeBlanc listing is missing nos. 1, 3, 5, 7-8, 10-11, 13-17, 20, 22, 24-25, 28-31, 33, 34, 36-38, 40-43, 45-47, 49-52 and 54+. Some numbers had backing stories and other details added using information from WorldCat. No. 54 was added based on a WorldCat listing.
Primary Data Source: LeBlanc
Data Entry Status: In Progress, Partial Listing Available


2. Andy Gordon, or, The fortunes of a young janitor
4. Boys' Alert Library no. 4 (Bob Burton; or, The Young Ranchman of the Missouri and 1 more item)
6. Brave and Bold
9. A Cousin's Conspiracy; or, A Boy's Struggle for an Inheritance
12. Boys' Alert Library no. 12 (Do and dare; or, A Brave boy's fight for fortune and 1 more item)
18. Helping himself
19. Boys' Alert Library no. 19 (Hector's inheritance; or, The Boys of Smith Institute and 1 more item)
21. Boys' Alert Library no. 21 (Jack's ward and 1 more item)
23. Boys' Alert Library no. 23 (Joe's Luck; or, A Boy's Adventures in California and 4 more items)
26. Sam's chance and how he improved it
27. Boys' Alert Library no. 27 (Only an Irish Boy; or, Andy Burke's Fortune and 1 more item)
32. Boys' Alert Library no. 32 (Ralph Raymond's Heir and 4 more items)
35. Boys' Alert Library no. 35 (The Store Boy; or, The Fortunes of Ben Barclay and 1 more item)
39. Tom, the Bootblack; or, A Western Boy's Success
44. Try and trust
48. The Young adventurer
51. The Telegraph boy, or, Making his way in New York
53. The Young miner, or, Tom Nelson out West
54. Boys' Alert Library no. 54 (Charlie Codman's cruise, or, A young sailor's pluck and 1 more item)

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