The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Series - Happy Thought Library (Optimus Printing)

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Publisher: Optimus Printing Co. (New York (N.Y.): 45, 47, 49, & 51 Rose St.) -- United States
Category: Format : Reprint Library
Dates: 1890's (some issues undated)
Schedule: Semi-weekly
Price: 25ยข
Size: 6 1/4 x 4 1/4"
Pages: 150 to 200
Physical Description: LeBlanc examined one issue (No. 12). Upper third of cover devoted to title of series and price, white lettering and dark blue background. Lower third contains title and author and publisher in dark blue on white background, all enclosed in designed ruling.
Notes / Commentary: Original LeBlanc listing contains numbers 1-25. No. 27 referenced in The Manufacturer and Builder October 1894, p. 239, in the 3rd column of page [found in Google Books]. Nos. 28-29 referenced in Publishers' Weekly no. 1200 (January 26, 1895) [found in Google Books]. No. 30 referenced in The Literary News, October 1894, p. 310. Numbers 31, 36 added by Lydia Schurman based on research at Library of Congress. Numbers 32, 39, 42, and 46 are referenced in OCLC WorldCat.
Primary Data Source: LeBlanc
Data Entry Status: Done, With Gaps


1. Ships that pass in the night
2. Wedded and Parted
3. Reveries of a Bachelor
4. Single Heart and Double Face
5. A Study in Scarlet
6. A Wicked Girl
7. The Yellow Mask
8. The Shadow of a Sin
9. A Rogue's Life. From His Birth to His Marriage.
10. The Squire's Darling
11. The Octoroon; or, The Lily of Louisiana
12. Maid, Wife, or Widow?
13. Mrs. Caudle's Curtain Lectures
14. Lady Grace
15. The Duchess
16. The Cricket on the Hearth
17. The Bag of Diamonds
18. My Lady's Money
19. Forging the Fetters
20. Called Back
21. Back to the Old Home
22. A Yellow Aster
23. Black Beauty
24. A Romance of two worlds
25. Ideala
27. Dodo. A Detail of the Day
28. Singularly Deluded
29. Charlotte Temple
30. The Hired Baby and Other Stories
31. At the Green Dragon. [Also, An idyll of London] (At the Green Dragon and 1 more item)
32. The House of the Wolf
36. The Sign of the Four
39. A Case of Identity [and other stories] (A Case of Identity and 4 more items)
42. Treasure Island
46. Beside the Bonnie Brier Bush

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