The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

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Publisher: Donohue, Henneberry & Co. (Chicago (Ill.): 407-425 Dearborn St.) -- United States
Category: Format : Reprint Library
Issues: 38 (Highest number seen in WorldCat; LeBlanc's highest number seen was 36)
Dates: January 1891 to 1895
Schedule: Monthly
Price: 50ยข ($6.00 per year) according to LeBlanc; the no. 31 published in 1895 lists a $12.00 per year subscription price.
Size: 7 1/4 x 5"
Pages: 175 to 300
Illustrations: Two issues examined. No. 8 had 8 black & white full page illus. on laid paper. No 36 had 3. No. 8 had pictorial cover. No. 36 had a plain cover.
Physical Description: No. 8 has book title at top in red lettering, pictorial center in black and white. Imprint of company at bottom with series title, number, date and copyright notice. No. 36 has plain off white cover with short designed border at top and bottom. Title and author takes up center of cover. Publisher's imprint near bottom followed by series title, name, date, schedule and subscription price. Postal imprint on another line. Title page of no. 36 shows Worthington Co., 747 Broadway, New York and dated 1889. Appears to be Worthington Co. remainders with Donohue-Henneberry cover.
Notes / Commentary: The original LeBlanc listing was missing numbers 31-35 and 37+. Two different titles for no. 31 have been added, the first from an entry in The American Catalogue, 1890-1895 (New York: Office of the Publishers' Weekly, 1896) and the second (an apparent replacement title) from WorldCat. No. 38 was also identified in WorldCat.
Primary Data Source: LeBlanc
Data Entry Status: In Progress, Partial Listing Available


1. Marching Through Georgia
2. Camp Fire Chats
3. The Madonna of Pass Christian
4. Dangerous Delights
5. Jonel Fortunat
6. A Summer's Outing
7. Micheline
8. The American Girl in Paris
9. What Woman Wouldn't
10. The Captain of Company K
11. A Broken Chain
12. Mrs. Barns' Niece
13. David Lockwin, the People's Idol
14. The Care of the Soul
15. A Square Game
16. Georgette
17. Urania
18. Madame Chrysantheme
19. The Battle of Love
20. Prince and Musician
21. The American Siberia
22. The Play of Fate
23. Little Man
24. A Young Girl's Love
25. A Lucky Mishap
26. The Star That Falls
27. Daneil's Secret
28. Daughters of Cain in the Land of Nod
29. A Young Wife's Indiscretions
30. Coitlan: A Tale of the Inca World
31. Astor
31 (replacement title). The Financial Philosophy; or, The Principles of the Science of Money
36. Henriette; or, A Corsican Mother
38. Her Playthings, Men

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