The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Series - Dodd, Mead & Co.'s Library of Fiction

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Publisher: Dodd, Meade & Company (New York (N.Y.)) -- United States
Category: Format : Reprint Library
Issues: 18 (Highest number seen advertised)
Dates: December 1889 to August 1890
Schedule: Semi-monthly (a copy of no. 1 stating "issued quarterly" has also been seen, so frequency may have changed)
Price: 50ยข
Size: 7 x 4 3/4"
Pages: 500
Illustrations: Portrait on cover, presumably of Edward P. Roe; at least one early issue (No. 1) lacks the portrait and contains B&W interior illustrations.
Publisher's Blurb: "Dodd, Mead & Company have published, from time to time, limited editions, in paper covers, of the works of E. P. Roe. All of these have been quickly sold and have entirely disappeared from the market with the exception of three recently published, of which small numbers still remain. The aggregate sale of these limited editions has reached the large total of Three Quarters of a million copies. In response to a very general demand, they now announce a limited edition, in more convenient form, of fourteen of the most popular works of this author, to be well printed and attractively bound, and issued in paper covers at 50 cents per volume. These will be published as numbers of our Library of Fiction as follows:"
Physical Description: LeBlanc examined No. 10: Plain cover in one color (light green) with lettering in darker shade of same color.
Notes / Commentary: LeBlanc's listing contained only nos. 5-18. No. 1 was added based on a bookseller's listing. No. 4 was added from a WorldCat record. It seems very likely, based on an advertisement in The American Bookseller, v. XXIX, no. 3, p. 42, that no. 2 or 3 is Barriers Burned Away, but the numbering could not be confirmed.
Primary Data Source: LeBlanc
Data Entry Status: Done, With Gaps


Barriers Burned Away
1. An Original Belle
4. "Miss Lou"
5. The Earth Trembled
6. A Young Girl's Wooing
7. Opening the Chestnut Burr
8. From Jest to Earnest
9. Without a Home
10. His Sombre Rivals
11. A Day of Fate
12. Nature's Serial Story
13. A Face Illumined
14. He Fell in Love with His Wife
15. A Knight of the Nineteenth Century
16. What Can She Do?
17. Driven Back to Eden
18. Near the Native's Heart

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