The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Series - Lotus Series

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Publisher: Frank F. Lovell & Co. (New York (N.Y.): 23 Duane St.) -- United States
Category: Format : Reprint Library
Issues: 27 (Highest number seen advertised)
Dates: September 1, 1899 to March 2, 1900
Schedule: Weekly
Price: 25ยข
Size: 6 1/4 x 4" (first 15 titles), 6 5/8" x 5 1/8" (last 12 titles)
Pages: 150-200 (first 15 titles), 16 (often mostly blank; last 12 titles)
Illustrations: None (first 15 titles), B&W pictorial cover (last 12 titles)
Physical Description: First 15 titles have powder blue cover with greenish "lotus" flower occupying the bottom half of the cover. Number, series title, schedule, date and price at top followed by story title and author. Last 12 titles use a smaller booklet format on higher quality paper featuring an illustration on the front cover below the title (printed partially in red) with number, series title, schedule, date and price on back cover.
Notes / Commentary: LeBlanc examined only one issue, No. 8, and saw no advertisements for the series. No. 8 does not contain any information on other titles in the series. Titles 1, 2, 4-7, 9-12, 14 and 15 come from the Z. Smith Reynolds library catalog at Wake Forest University. Notes in these library records confirm the blue paper-covered format described by LeBlanc. Title 13 comes from WorldCat. Titles 16, 19-21, 23 and 24 come from digitized copies in the Internet Archive; remaining titles in the 17-27 range come from advertising within these digitized copies. Some dates have been estimated based on surrounding titles, but there are no obvious irregularities in the sequence.
Primary Data Source: LeBlanc
Data Entry Status: In Progress, Partial Listing Available


1. Mine Own People
2. Plain Tales from the Hills
4. Soldiers Three
5. The Phantom Rickshaw and Other Tales (The Phantom 'Rickshaw and 3 more items)
6. The Story of the Gadsbys
7. The Courting of Dinah Shadd
8. In Black and White
9. Under the Deodars
10. Wee Willie Winkie. And Other Stories
11. American Notes
12. Letters of marque
13. Letters from the East
14. Departmental ditties, ballads, and other verses
15. Barrack-room ballads and other verses
16. Lead, Kindly Light
17. Home, Sweet Home
18. Rock of Ages
19. Auld Lang Syne
20. Nearer, My God, To Thee
21. A Psalm of Life
22. Art Thou Weary
23. He Giveth His Beloved Sleep
24. One Sweetly Solemn Thought
25. Thou Everywhere
26. Abide with Me
27. Night Song

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