The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Series - Popular Series of Choice Novels (Crawford)

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Publisher: Crawford & Co., Publishers (Philadelphia (Pa.): 47 North Ninth St.) -- United States
Category: Format : Reprint Library
Issues: 100?
Dates: April 12, 1892 to 1896
Schedule: #4 was Weekly; #11 was Tri-Weekly; #75 was Monthly
Price: 25ยข
Size: 7 1/2 x 5"
Pages: 200 to 400
Illustrations: Early issues (#4 and 11) had full page black and white illustrations on tan paper. #75 had a designed cover on grayish paper.
Notes / Commentary:

One unnumbered issue has been examined with a Crawford cover and a Royal Publishing Co. imprint on the title page. Royal and later Ottenheimer both had series with this name, though the numbering is somewhat different.

The original LeBlanc listing only included numbers 4, 11 and 75. Nos. 5-6, 19, 23, 36, 47 and 98 (plus unnumbered entries for Duty Unto Death and Witty Pieces by Witty People) were added from WorldCat listings.

LeBlanc estimated 100 titles in this series, but a "retiring from the publishing business" notice in The Bookseller and Newsman, December 1896, page 39, indicates that the series contained "eighty different titles." A record for no. 98 in WorldCat suggests that LeBlanc's estimate is accurate.

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


Duty unto death; or, Life and work of Rev. George C. Haddock, apostle of prohibition in the North-West.
Witty pieces by witty people; a collection of the funniest sayings, best jokes, laughable anecdotes, mirthful stories, etc., extant.
4. The James Boys and Their Notorious Band of Bank and Train Robbers
5. Allan Quatermain
6. Hoyle's games : America's standard rules for playing cards, containing the following fashionable games : euchre, sixty-six, rounce, pedro sancho, penuchle, auction pitch, california jack, poker, cribbage, loo, all fours, forty-five, catch the ten, brag, cassino, lottery, vingtun, speculation, whist, etc. etc.
11. The Tour of the World in Eighty Days
19. Called Back
23. Tricks and diversions with cards; a popular explanation of all the deceptive tricks ever performed by the most celebrated conjurors, magicians and prestidigitateurs, simplified and arranged for home amusements & special entertainments, to which is added an exposure of the card tricks made use of by professional card players, blacklegs & gamblers
36. Hon. Mrs. Vereker
47. The Shadow of a Sin
75. A Fascinating Woman
98. Paul and Virginia

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