Street & Smith
United States of America
Street & Smith
Format : Nickel Weekly (Color Cover)
|Dates:||Dec. 25, 1897 to Apr. 30, 1898|
|Size:||10 1/2 x 6 7/8"|
|Illustrations:||Colored pictorial cover|
|Publisher's Blurb:||"Tales of Adventure in Foreign Countries. Relating in fascinating detail, the careers of two brave American boys while serving under foreign flags. These stories, the first five titles of which are given below, are unexcelled in adventure, incident and descriptive ability. They will be written by one of the best known authors of the day, Mr. Douglas Wells, who has traveled extensively through the world."|
|Major Author(s):||Harrie Irving Hancock under pseudonym Douglas Wells. (Per S&S records at Syracuse University).|
|Contents:||Stories of the Taiping Rebellion (1850-1864) in China. Phil and Ralph Stirling of the Red, White and Blue Library are united in the common effort. Phil and Ralph had been fighting on opposing sides during the Civil War.|
|Notes / Commentary:||
Adventure Weekly succeeded Red, White and Blue Library, the last number of which (59) was dated Dec. 18, 1897. The first issue of Adventure Weekly was dated Dec. 25, 1897.
No. 19 was the last issue published. An announcement by the publishers stated that now that the rebellion had been put down, the Emperor had commissioned Phil to reorganize his navy and that No. 20 would be titled "Admiral Phil Afloat; or, In Hot Pursuit of the Pirates of Formosa." But the story was never issued in the Adventure Weekly. The three scheduled stories were issued as No. 640 New Medal Library and subsequently reprinted as No. 54 New Romance Library and No. 81 Adventure Library.
It is suspected that 3 other Adventure Weeklies were reprinted in the New Medal Library No. 628 but the suspicion has not been verified.
Items1. On Foreign Service; or, Phil and Ralph's Fighting Mission in China
2. The Heart of Kwang-Se; or, Phil's Raid into the Enemy's Stronghold
3. The Black Mandarin; or, Phil's Most Mighty Foe
4. Phil's Greatest Stroke; or, Rescuing the Flower of Yu-Nan
5. Taming the Dragon; or, A Case of Yankee Nerve
6. The Wizard's Pagoda; or, Phil's Innings at Chinese Black Arts
7. His Life by a Thread; or, Hounded by Chinese Nihilists
8. Trapping the Governor; or, Phil's Greatest, Hardest Task
9. Taking a Treasure City; or, The Dash for Kwang Chow Millions
10. The Sky Spectre; or, The Cloud Trotters of Kwange-Se
11. The New Diplomat; or, Yankee Wits Against Chinese
12. The Serpent of Rubies; or, Phil's Mysterious Wonder-Box
13. The Valley of Horrors; or, The White Slave of Hui Fan
14. The Idol's Strategem; or, Buddha's Yankee Brains
15. Chung Kee's White Hostage; or, Phil Stirling's Bitter Ordeal
16. A Chinese Day Off. (And So Was Everyone Else).
17. The Yellow Goliath; or, Phil's Only Duel
18. Phil's Pure Grit; or, The Last of the Yellow Napoleon
19. Under the Emperor's Eye; or, The Chance of a Lifetime
20. "Admiral Phil" Afloat; or, In Hot Pursuit of the Pirates of Formosa
21. The Vanishing Junk; or, In the Floating Mystery's Wake
22. Old Glory's Guardian; or, The Plot to Steal a Pacific Liner
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