The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

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Publishers: M.J. Ivers & Co. (New York (N.Y.): 379 Pearl St.) -- United States
M.J. Ivers & Co. (New York (N.Y.): 86 Nassau St.) -- United States
Category: Format : Reprint Library
Issues: 423 (Highest number seen advertised)
Dates: Nov. 9, 1887 to July, 1896 (Dates arrived at by counting backward from closest date issued, no. 79).
Schedule: Weekly and then monthly, but a strict pattern was not followed. Some marked monthly were issued at weekly intervals.
Price: 25¢
Size: 7 1/8 x 4 7/8" (1st printing); 7 1/8 x 4 3/4" (2nd printing)
Pages: 200 to 300
Illustrations: None on first printing. Line pictorial drawing on second printing.
Contents: Popular novels of the day
Physical Description:

Blue cover. Company name at left top, price at right top. Shield in darker blue at left with name "American Series" on banners across stripes of bunting. Title in white on wide strip at center on darker blue. Author in black just below. Date at bottom.

2nd Printing. Title and author at top in red on off white cover. Line pictorial drawing takes up rest of cover with imprint in red at bottom. Series name and date on spine together with title and author.

Early issues showed no series name or date. Later, No. 44 showed Second class matter entry on cover. No. 79 showed the date and "Issued Weekly," as did all others examined through 348.

Notes / Commentary:

The publisher moved from 86 Nassau St. to 379 Pearl St. in 1889 or early 1890.

The original LeBlanc listing was missing numbers 4-5, 8-9, 11, 13-15, 17, 20-24, 26-29, 32-39, 42, 45, 49, 52, 57, 63-66, 85, 309-310, 363, 380, 387, 389, 393, and 395-405. Unnumbered titles in the list below were included in the LeBlanc listing but their positions in the series are currently known. The numbering and date of A Disputed Inheritance (which appears to be an "extra" No. 2) was added from an Internet Archive digitized copy. The following numbers were added based on WorldCat records: 5, 14, 15, 27, and 37. #111, Miss Bretherton, was attributed to Mrs. Henry Wood in the original LeBlanc listing; this appears to be an error and has been corrected based on publisher advertising and the OCLC record. #140 was listed as simply "Mistress Beatrice" in the original LeBlanc listing and its title was expanded based on WorldCat data. #191, A Fatal Dower, attributed to "Author of 'His Wedded Wife'" based on advertisement in Newsdealer v.1 (Mar-Dec) 1890, p. 180. #283, Amethyst, was incorrectly attributed to Ada Cambridge in the original LeBlanc listing; confirmed correct author, Christabel Coleridge, from WorldCat listing and in a publisher's advertisement from "In the Golden Days: A Novel" by Ada Ellen Bayly published in 1893 by Appleton and Company. #337 The Regent's Daughter, was incorrectly attributed to The Duchess in the original LeBlanc listing; confirmed correct author, Alexander Dumas, from WorldCat listing and in The Bookseller's Friend, v. 1(5) November, 1894, p. 116.

Primary Data Source: LeBlanc
Data Entry Status: Done, With Gaps


A Fallen Idol
Robert Elsmere
1. Dr. Cupid
2. By Woman's Wit
2 (replacement title). A Disputed Inheritance
3. Spurgeon's Gold
5. The Witch's Head
6. Ardath: The Story of a Dead Self
7. Living or Dead
10. Jess. A Tale of the Transvaal
12. The Mayor of Casterbridge
14. The Merry Men and other tales and fables
15. American Series, no. 15 (The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and 1 more item)
16. Once Again
18. Bound By a Spell
19. The Romance of a Poor Young Man
25. Allan Quatermain
27. A House Party
30. As in a Looking Glass
31. The Nine of Hearts
37. The Bag of Diamonds
40. A Lucky Young Woman
41. Mary Jane's memoirs
43. The New Arabian Nights
44. The Mohawks
46. Felon's bequest
47. The Duchess
48. Scheherazade
50. Social vicissitudes
51. Strange Adventures of Lucy Smith
53. Jack and Three Jills
54. The Frozen Pirate
55. Tangles Unravelled
56. The Frontiersman
58. The Texar's Revenge; or, North Against South
59. Handy Andy: A Tale of Irish Life
60. The Misadventures of John Nicholson
61. Saddle and Sabre
62. A Life Interest
67. The Secret of Her Life
68. Herr Paulus
69. King Arthur
70. The Mystery of a Hansom Cab
71. An Aristocrat in Armenia
72. A Life's Mistake
73. A Romance of two worlds
74. The Nameless Man
75. The Abbey Murder
76. Marvel
77. A Woman's Face
78. Cradled in a storm
79. The Widow Bedott Papers
80. The Lamplighter
81. Mr. Meeson's Will
82. Miracle Gold
83. She: A History of Adventure
84. Dawn
85. Molly's story: being a family history as related by a faithful servant
86. Dr. Glennie's Daughter
87. The Honorable Mrs. Vereker
88. Spurious
89. Maiwa's Revenge. A Tale of Revenge
90. Diane Barrington
91. The Mystery of St. James Park; or, The Silent Shore
92. Madame Midas. A Story of Australian Life.
93. Sylvia Arden
94. A Modern Circe
95. The Duke's Secret
96. King Solomon's Mines
97. Sabina Zembra: a novel
98. Uncle Max
99. Vendetta
100. As in a Looking Glass
101. Wee Wifie
102. The Dean and His Daughter
103. A Mere Child
104. Dora Thorne
105. Prince Otto
105. The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde
106. Colonel Quaritch, V. C., A Tale of Country Life
107. East Lynne
108. Under-Currents
109. Be Quick and Be Dead
110. Will
111. Miss Bretherton
112. The Story of an African Farm
113. Little Mrs. Murray
114. The Man Hunter; or, A Thrilling Mystery
115. A Crooked Path
116. Knight-Errant
117. Only the Governess
118. Guilderoy
119. We Two
120. Lady Audley's Secret
121. The Nun's Curse
122. Donovan: A Modern Englishman
123. Cleopatra: Being an Account of the Fall and Vengeance of Harmachis, the Royal Egyptian, as Set Forth by His Own Hand
124. The Phantom Future
125. My Friend Jim (A Playwright's Daughter)
126. A Cardinal Sin
127. The Search for Basil Lyndhurst
128. Derrick Vaughan, Novelist
129. I Have Lived and Loved
130. Pretty Miss Bellew
131. A Troublesome Girl
132. In the Golden Days
133. The Duchess
134. A Bachelor's Blunder
135. Lady Valworth's diamonds
136. Won By Waiting
137. Birch Dene
138. Marooned
139. The Pennycomequicks
140. Mistress Beatrice Cope
141. Merle's Crusade
142. A Lost Wife
143. Giraldi; or, The curse of love
144. Roland Oliver
145. A Fiery Ordeal
146. A Hardy Norseman
147. Master of Ballantrae. A Winter's Tale
148. Only a Mill Girl
149. Allan's Wife
150. Little Primrose
151. The Deemster: a romance of the Isle of Man
152. A Life's Remorse. A novel
153. The Awakening of Mary Fenwick
154. Young Mr. Ainslie's Courtship
155. Passion's Slave
156. The Mark of Cain
157. Mrs. Fenton
158. Kit and Kitty
159. Blind Love
160. Dodo and I
161. Julius Courtney
162. The Dean's Daughter
163. March in the Ranks
164. The Shadow of a Sin
165. Camille
166. Artist and Model
167. Frozen hearts
168. A Noble woman
169. My Wonderful Wife: A Study in Smoke
170. The Wicked World
171. Wooed and Married
172. Lord Lisle's Daughter
173. A Daughter's Sacrifice
174. A Last Move
175. Beatrice
176. Syrlin
177. Beaton's Bargain and The Haunted Chamber (Beaton's Bargain and 1 more item)
178. The Parisian Detective
179. A Born Coquette
180. The Story of an Error
181. The Mohawks
182. April's Lady
183. The First Violin
184. A Wicked Girl
185. The Baffled Conspirators
186. Plain Tales from the Hills
187. Armorel of Lyonesse. A Romance of To-day
188. By Order of the Czar
189. Cast Up By the Sea
190. Soldiers Three
191. A Fatal Dower
192. Her Last Throw and The Moment After (Her Last Throw and 1 more item)
193. The Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow, a book for an idle holiday
194. Weaker Than a Woman
195. The Picture of Dorian Gray
196. A Woman's Heart
197. What Gold Cannot Buy
198. The Phantom Rickshaw (The Phantom 'Rickshaw and 3 more items)
199. Margaret Byng
200. A Woman's War
201. Paul Nugent, materialist
202. Mona's Choice
203. The Keeper of the Keys
204. Dmitri. A Romance of Old Russia
205. Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)
206. The Confessions of a Woman
207. The Mill Street Mystery
208. Part of the property
209. A Tale of Three Lions
210. The Bag of Diamonds
211. The Courting of Dinah Shadd
212. Stage-land
213. Two Masters
214. A Marriage at Sea
215. Blind Fate
216. Lover or Friend?
217. All Sorts and Conditions of Men
218. Ruffino
219. Heriot's Choice
220. Alas!
221. The Demoniac
222. The World's Desire
223. The Story of the Gadsbys And, He went for a soldier (The Story of the Gadsbys and 1 more item)
224. Wormwood
225. The Light that Failed
226. The Wonderful Adventures of Phra, the Phoenician
227. The Other Man's Wife
228. "The Plunger." A turf tragedy of five-and-twenty years ago
229. The Evil Genius: A Domestic Story
230. American Notes and The Bottle Imp (American Notes and 1 more item)
231. Eric Brighteyes
232. Kith and Kin
233. A Social Departure
234. An American Girl in London
235. Kidnapped
236. Master Rockafeller's Voyage
237. The Wedding Ring
238. The Twin Hussars
239. In the Heart of the Storm
240. Diary of a Pilgrimage
241. A Little Irish Girl
242. Jane Eyre
243. On the stage--and off: the brief career of a would-be actor and, Told after supper
244. A Little Rebel
245. Wife in Name Only; or, A Broken Heart
246. She Trusted Him
247. My Danish Sweetheart: A Romance of a Month
248. Under Two Flags
249. Mary St. John
250. St. Katherine's by the Tower
251. A Matter of Skill
252. The World, the Flesh and the Devil
253. The White Company
254. Fair Women
255. One Life, One Love
256. Irma: a Franco-Prussian story
257. The Grave between them
258. L'Ombra
259. Not Like Other Girls
260. The Man Outside
261. The Silence of Dean Maitland
262. An Artificial fate
263. Donald Ross
264. Molly Bawn
265. "Not guilty!"
266. Prince Lucifer
267. The Bank tragedy
268. The Wooing O't
269. The Riversons
270. The Golden hope
271. Queen Tempest
272. The Hunchback of Notre Dame
273. The Scarlet Letter
274. A Daughter of Heth
275. Our Bessie
276. Averil
277. The Three Miss Kings
278. Hidden Away
279. My Guardian
280. A Window in Thrums
281. Auld Licht Idylls
282. My Lady Nicotine
283. Amethyst, the story of a beauty
284. The Duchess of Powysland
285. When a Man's Single
286. Queenie's Whim
287. Maid, Wife, or Widow?
288. Edmond Dantes (Part I of the Count of Monte Cristo)
289. The Count of Monte Cristo; or, The Revenge of Edmond Dantes
290. The Merry Men and other tales and fables
291. The Story of Philip Methuen
292. Stephen Ellicott's daughter
293. The Outsider
294. Baptised With a Curse
295. A House Party
296. The Three Guardsmen
297. Twenty Years After
298. The Vicomte de Bragelonne
299. Louise de la Valliere
300. The Old Curiosity Shop
301. The Man in the Iron Mask
302. Nellie's Memories
303. The Son of Porthos
304. Lady Beauty; or, Charming to Her Latest Day
305. His Angel
306. The Black Tulip
307. The Old Ma'm'selle's Secret
308. The Russian Gipsy
311. Joseph Ralsamo
312. Memoirs of a Physician
313. The Fatal Marriage
314. The Queen's Necklace; or, Royalty's Dangers and Defenders. A Historical Romance
315. Six Years Later
316. Retribution
317. The Countess de Charny
318. The Discarded Daughter
319. Andrée de Taverney; or, The Downfall of French Monarchy
320. Ideala
321. Fair Play
322. How He Won Her
323. Aunt Johnnie
324. The Chevalier de Maison Rouge. A Tale of the Reign of Terror
325. Dodo. A Detail of the Day
326. The Curse of Clifton
327. A Tragic Blunder
328. Marguerite de Valois
329. Chicot, the Jester
330. The Forty-Five Guardsmen
331. Ships that pass in the night
332. A Yellow Aster
333. Helen's Babies
334. The Man in Black
335. A Tale of the town, or, Philip Henson, M.D.
336. Conspirators; or, The chevalier d'Harmental
337. Regent's Daughter
338. Esther Waters
339. The House of Five Gables
340. India; or, The Pearl of Pearl River
341. The House of the Wolf
342. At the Green Dragon
343. Timar's Two Worlds
344. The Royal chase: an historical romance
345. The Fortune Seeker
346. Beyond the City
347. The Stickit Minister
348. The Dolly Dialogues
349. Captain Brand, of the Schooner "Centipede".
350. Madame Sans-Gêne
351. A Change of Air
352. The Missing Bride
353. The Lost heiress
354. The Phantom Wedding
355. Viva
356. The Bride of Llewellyn
357. Doubly False
358. The three beauties
359. The Bondman
360. The Two Sisters
361. Thorns and Orange Blossoms
362. The Surgeon of Gaster Fell
364. A Golden Heart
365. A Man's Foes
366. A Beautiful Fiend
367. Victor's Triumph
368. The Mystery of Dark Hollow
369. Gypsy's Prophecy
370. The Widow's Son
371. The Shadow of a Crime
372. Tempest and Sunshine
373. The Half-caste: an old governess's tale
374. The Banished Son
375. Bellehood and Bondage
376. The Cancelled Will
377. Eoline; or, Magnolia Vale
378. The Family doom
379. Fashion and Famine
381. The Gipsy's Warning
382. The Haunted Homestead
383. The Witch's Head
384. Thelma: A Society Novel
385. Hester Howard's Temptation
386. Jarl's Daughter
388. Lindsay's Luck. A Love Story
390. A Noble Lord
391. Miss Crespigny
392. Pretty Polly Pemberton
394. The Wife's Secret
406. Her Martyrdom
407. The Owl's Nest
408. For Another's Sin; or, A Struggle for Love
409. Cosmopolis
410. The Red Rajah; or, The Scourge of the Indies
411. File 113; or, The Secret of the Plundered Safe. The Greatest Detective Story Ever Written
412. Her Second Love
413. The Widow Lerouge
414. A Mad Love
415. The Belle of Lynn; or, The Miller's Daughter
416. The Clique of Gold
417. A Woman's Temptation
418. Anna Karenina
419. Which Loved Him Best?
420. She Fell in Love with Her Husband
421. The Toilers of the Sea
422. The Squire's Darling
423. A Terrible Temptation

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