The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Series - The American Library (American Library Co.)

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Publisher: American Library Co. (New York (N.Y.): 18 Rose St.) -- United States
Category: Format : Nickel Weekly (B&W)
Issues: 30 (Highest number seen)
Dates: Oct. 17, 1885 to May 8, 1886
Schedule: Weekly
Price: 10ยข
Size: 12 x 8 1/4"
Pages: 24
Motto: Original Stories of Life Love and Adventure
Illustrations: Black & white pictorial cover
Publisher's Blurb: THE AMERICAN LIBRARY contains stories of adventure of the greatest variety, ashore and afloat. Original, Entertaining, and Instructive. Just the thing for "Young America." Every number will be complete. A new number will be issued every Saturday. Subscription price $5.00 a year, for 52 numbers.
Notes / Commentary: List prepared from issues in the Hess collection at the University of Minnesota.
Primary Data Source: LeBlanc
Data Entry Status: Done, With Gaps


1. The Three D's; or, Detective Pingarn's Long Chase. A Story of a Woman's Suffering
2. Apache Abe; or, The Treasure of Death Valley. A Story of Adventure on the Southwest Border
3. In Spite of Them All; or, An Innocent Counterfeiter. A Detective on the Wrong Clew
4. Decoyed; or, A Man of Steele. A Mystery of New York
5. Poor Little Bertie; or, Friends, Foes and Fortune. How Detective Ben Hecker Foiled an Evil Scheme
6. The Lawyer Detective; or, The Lost Heiress. A Story of Hearts and Homes
7. The Beautiful Wretch; or, A Woman Without Conscience or Pity. A Temperance Story
8. The Prince of the Platte; or, Buffalo Bill's Long Trail
9. A Wall Street Broker; or, Loomis Ketchum's Scheme. A Detective Who Was "No Good"
10. Old Cheyenne; or, The Star of the Sierras. A Thrilling Romance of the Border
11. A Wicked Love; or, Saved by a Detective. A Thrilling and Exciting Story of Baltimore
12. A Manacled Hand; or Detective Ward's Unknown Friend. A Thrilling Story of Chicago
13. Was She Mad? or, The Game of Lawyer Grab
14. A Second Deluge; or, Afloat on the Mississippi Flood. A Stirring Story for Boys
15. Preston Warne; or, How a Villain's Plot was Foiled. A Detective from Chicago Was There
16. Man in Gray; or, Murder Will Out. A Detective of the Period
17. Golconda Gold Mine; or, A Scheme for Millions. "The Best Laid Plans Are Not Always Successful"
18. Blacklaw, the Rover; or, Mystery of Eagle Rock. A Story of Ship and Shore
19. Almost! The Story of a Great Murder Trial; or, A Woman's Faith Wins the Day
20. A Iron Chest; or, Dick Sharpley's Last Man Hunt. A Stirring Detective Story of Today
21. Oh! The Villain; or, The Story of Elnore Neville
22. A Stroke of Lightning; or, The Ghost River Lodge
23. The Author Detective; or, Murdered in His Coffin. A Mystery of New York City
24. Maud Barry's Peril; or, The Express Robber's Infatuation. A Strange Story of San Francisco
25. Ned Niles, the Yankee Drummer Boy. A Story of a Boy's Adventures in the Army
26. A Broken Blade; or, The Masked Detective's Clew
27. Holdfast & Ketcham, Bankers and Brokers. A Startling Story of Wall Street
28. The Diamond Hoax; or, A Leaf from the Lives of Two Detectives. A Thrilling Story of Intrigue and Crime
29. A Shadowed Life; or, The Web and Woof of Love and Crime. A Startling Story of Intense Interest
30. Jolly Jack. the Yankee Sailor-Boy. A Thrilling Story of the Dangers of the Deep

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