The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Series - Centennial Series

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Publisher: John W. Lovell Co. (New York (N.Y.): 14 & 16 Vesey St.) -- United States
Category: Format : Reprint Library
Issues: 8 (Highest number seen advertised)
Dates: September, 1882?
Schedule: bi-weekly
Price: 20¢ (with some 15¢ titles also advertised)
Size: Not known
Pages: Not known
Illustrations: None
Publisher's Blurb: "The Centennial Series will present three attractive features. First--Historical monographs of important and picturesque events in American History; from the settlement of the Colonies to the coming and concluding celebration at Newburgh, in 1883, with which the series will end. Second--Short Biographies of the early Presidents, and of Revolutionary Heroes and Leaders. Third--Choice specimens of early American Novels, particularly those which illustrate the revolutionary period, the settlement of the Colonies, and the rapid growth of the Country from Ocean to Ocean. In this revival will be introduced to American readers of today some charming books which have been so long out of print that they are only to be found in the libraries of careful collectors. Among the first numbers in this Series will be..."
Notes / Commentary:

LeBlanc's never saw one. His original listing includes six unnumbered titles likely taken from a Lovell advertisement (found, among other places, in Lovell's Library no. 34). A different advertisement for the series (found in a hardcover Lovell edition of The Three Spaniards by George Walker) replaces The Partisan and The Two Admirals with Horse Shoe Robinson, split into two parts. This advertisement also shows different pricing than the one LeBlanc examined, with some titles being priced at 15 rather than 20 cents.

A WorldCat record listing Life of Marion as "No. 36 of Lovell's Library-Centennial Series" suggests that this may simply be a subseries or rebranded selected reprint of Lovell's Library.

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


The Green Mountain Boys
Horse Shoe Robinson
Life of Marion
Life of Washington
The Partisan
The Spy
The Two Admirals

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