The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Series - Continental Library

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Publisher: A. C. Meyer & Co. (Baltimore (Md.)) -- United States
Category: Format : Reprint Library
Issues: 12 (Highest number seen)
Dates: 1887 (Issue examined by LeBlanc, no. 12, was not dated)
Schedule: No specific schedule
Price: 10ยข
Size: 11 3/4 x 8 1/2"
Pages: 32
Illustrations: None
Publisher's Blurb: "We will send you, free of cost, postage paid, any ONE of the following, charming and fascinating novels in CONTINENTAL LIBRARY form, 32 pages, 8x12 inches. If you will send us ONE outside wrapper of any ONE of the following, standard remedies (or all eleven novels for any eleven wrappers): DR. BULL'S COUGH SYRUP; SALVATION OIL; DR. BULL'S PILLS; DR. BULL'S BABY SYRUP; OLD SAUL'S CATARRH CURE; OLD SAUL'S PILE OINTMENT; LANGE'S PLUGS. NOTICE: We will also send any ONE of the novels we publish for the postage, one cent for each book."
Notes / Commentary:

A. C. Meyer & Co. was a manufacturer of patent medicines with a publishing department. The Continental Library was given away free with wrappers from the various medicines.

LeBlanc's original listing was based on an unnumbered list of eleven titles, for which LeBlanc knew that the final entry corresponded to issue 12 of the series. Subsequent discoveries (a digitized copy of No. 4 at Villanova University, and a Google Books listing for Nos. 5-6) suggest that this list corresponds to issues 2-12 of the series, and the listing here is numbered accordingly. The content of No. 1 is currently unknown.

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


2. Mizpah
3. A Bitter Requital
4. Cardia; or, "Forever 'Till Death"
5. Continental Library, no. 5 (Two Children)
6. Continental Library, no. 6 (Two Children)
7. Frank's Darling; or, A Freak of Fate
8. The Governess
9. Continental Library, no. 9 (The Heritage of Woe)
10. Continental Library, no. 10 (The Heritage of Woe)
11. Continental Library, no. 11 (The Heritage of Woe)
12. Even Unto Death

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