The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Series - Boys' Library of Adventure and Romance

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Publisher: Perry Mason & Co. (Boston (Mass.): 41 Temple Place) -- United States
Category: Format : Paperback ("Thickbook")
Issues: 10 (Highest number seen advertised)
Dates: Undated (1890?)
Schedule: Apparently not issued on a scheduled basis
Price: 30ยข
Size: 7 1/4 x 4 3/4"
Pages: 250 to 300
Publisher's Blurb: "This series is a great success, it is the first attempt to give thoroughly good literature for boys at a price which hitherto has been confined to the worst sensational trash. It is almost superfluous to say anything in praise of stories written by Horatio Alger, Jr., Harry Castlemon, Edward S. Ellis, James Otis, and others who have contributed to this series. These names are a passport, as every youngster knows of the keenest delight and enjoyment in scenes of stirring life and adventure. These experienced writers understand exactly how to write stories full of excitement yet not demoralizing or dull; inculcating, incidentally, manliness, and inciting whatever is good. It is the design of this series to supply stories of the highest grade, by popular writers, at a low price. A more judicious selection of spirited stories would be hard to find than the following list, and parents realizing this should provide this Library for their children without hesitation. REMEMBER. The Boys' Library of Adventure and Romance is published on the first of each month. Each number will contain a complete story, illustrated, occupying from 250 to 300 pages, and bound in neat paper cover, Price 30 cents per copy, postpaid.* PERRY MASON & CO. 41 Temple Place, Boston, Mass. Publishers of Youths' Companion."
Physical Description: Series title at top of cover. Rest of cover similar to Boys' Home Library with illustration of boy with fez.
Notes / Commentary: These were the Boys' Home Library originally published by A. L. Burt in similar but new covers.
Primary Data Source: LeBlanc
Data Entry Status: Done, Believed Complete


1. Joe's Luck; or, A Boy's Adventures in California
2. Julian Mortimer; or, A Brave Boy's Struggle for Home and Fortune
3. Adrift in the Wilds; or, The Adventures of Two Shipwrecked Boys
4. Frank Fowler, the Cash Boy
5. Guy Harris, the Runaway
6. Ben Burton, the Slate Picker
7. Tom Temple's Career
8. Tom, the Ready; or, Up from the Lowest
9. The Castaways; or, On the Florida Reefs
10. Captain Kidd's Gold; or, The True Story of an Adventurous Sailor Boy

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