The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Series - Appletons' Illustrated Library of Romance

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Publisher: D. Appleton & Co. (New York (N.Y.): 549-551 Broadway) -- United States
Category: Format : Reprint Library
Issues: 27 (Highest number seen advertised)
Dates: 1877 according to LeBlanc, but advertising shows that the series was still being sold in 1884; exact issue dates of individual titles are unknown as of this writing.
Schedule: Not known
Price: $1.00 (for most paper issues; later advertising suggests some volumes may have had lower pricing)
Size: Octavo
Pages: Not known
Publisher's Blurb: From "Two Lillies" by Julia Kavanaugh: "In Uniform octavo volumes, handsomely illustrated, and bound either in paper covers or in muslin. Price, in paper $1.00; in cloth $1.50. In this series of Romances are included the famous novels of LOUISA MUHLBACH. Since the time when Sir Walter Scott produced so profound a sensation in the reading world, no historical novels have achieved a success so great as those from the pen of Louisa Muhlbach."
Physical Description: LeBlanc never saw one.
Notes / Commentary: This listing is drawn from the July, 1884 "Catalogue of D. Appleton & Co.'s Publications" found in The Publisher's Trade List Annual. Titles 1-22 are confirmed by LeBlanc. LeBlanc listed A Chaplet of Pearls as no. 23, but WorldCat records and the aforementioned advertisement suggest that the order found here is more accurate.
Primary Data Source: LeBlanc
Data Entry Status: Done, With Gaps


1. Too Strange Not To Be True
2. The Clever Woman of the Family
3. Joseph II and His Court
4. Frederick the Great and His Court
5. Berlin and Sans-Souci; or, Frederick the Great and His Friends
6. The Merchant of Berlin
7. Frederick the Great and His Family
8. Henry VIII and Catherine Parr
9. Louisa of Prussia and Her Times
10. Marie Antionette and Her Son
11. The Daughter of an Empress
12. Napoleon and the Queen of Prussia
13. The Empress Josephine
14. Napoleon and Blucher. A Historical Romance
15. Count Mirabeau
16. A Stormy Life
17. Old Fritz and the New Era
18. Andreas Hofer
19. Dora
20. John Milton and His Times
21. Beaumarchais
22. Goethe and Schiller
23. Prince Eugene and His Times: An Historical Novel
24. How a Bride was Won; or, A Chase Across the Pampas
25. A Chaplet of Pearls
26. Queen Hortense: A Life Picture of the Napoleonic Era
27. Mohammed Ali and His Horse

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