The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

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Publisher: Mershon Company Press (Rahway (N.J.)) -- United States
Category: Format : Reprint Library
Issues: 90 (Highest number seen advertised)
Dates: 1899?
Schedule: Unknown
Price: 10ยข
Size: Not known
Pages: Not known
Notes / Commentary:

LeBlanc never saw one; his listing contained the first 70 titles, as published in an advertisement in Holly Library no. 59, which read:

"Special Circular to Educators: 'Masterpices of the World's Literature', THE PREMIUM LIBRARY is extensively used by schools and colleges for supplementary reading. It is issued in attractive 16mo shape, paper covers, printed from clear, readable type on good paper. Many of the volumes are illustrated. They are published at the low price of TEN CENTS each of 12 books for one dollar. Postage paid. Special prices quoted to schools for larger quantities."

Nos. 71-90 were added based on a similar but later ad from a Mershon edition of Through Apache Land by Lieut. R. H. Jayne.

Primary Data Source: LeBlanc
Data Entry Status: In Progress, Partial Listing Available


1. Abbe Constantin
2. Aesop's Fables
3. Black Beauty
4. Bracebridge Hall
5. Childe Harold's Pilgrimage
6. The Coming Race
7. Cranford
8. Crown of Wild Olives
9. Discourses of Epictetus
10. Dreams
11. Dream Life
12. Drummond's Addresses
13. Emerson's Earlier Essays
14. Ethics of the Dust
15. Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus
16. Uncle Tom's Cabin
17. Lady of the Lake
18. Lalla Rookh
19. The Essays of Elia
20. The Last Essays of Elia
21. Premium Library, no. 21 (Tales from Shakespeare)
22. Premium Library, no. 22 (Tales from Shakespeare)
23. Lays of Ancient Rome
24. Lays of the Scottish Cavaliers
25. The Light of Asia
26. Longfellow's Poems
27. Lowell's Poems
28. Mornings in Florence
29. One of the Profession
30. Paul and Virginia
31. The Pleasures of Life
32. Poe's Poems
33. The Princess
34. Queen of the Air
35. Rab and His Friends
36. Rasselas
37. Reveries of a Bachelor
38. Representative Men
39. Sartor Resartus
40. The Scarlet Letter
41. Sesame and Lillies
42. Ships That Pass in the Night
43. St. Mark's Post
44. Thoughts from Marcus Aurelius Antoninus
45. A Tillyloss scandal
46. Premium Library, no. 46 (Twice-Told Tales)
47. Premium Library, no. 47 (Twice-Told Tales)
48. In Memoriam
49. The Vicar of Wakefield
50. Whittier's Poems
51. Autocrat of the Breakfast Table
52. Heroes and Hero Worship
53. Premium Library, no. 53 (Mosses from an Old Manse)
54. Premium Library, no. 54 (Mosses from an Old Manse)
55. The Autobiography of Benjamin Franklin
56. The Song of Hiawatha
57. Evangeline, and Poems
58. The Sketch Book
59. Stickit Minister
60. The House of Seven Gables
61. Poetical Works of Robert Browning
62. Paradise Lost
63. Hamlet
64. Julius Caesar
65. A Book of Golden Deeds
66. A Child's History of England
67. Confessions of an Opium Eater
68. Ten Nights in a Barroom
69. Treasure Island
70. Tanglewood Tales
71. In His Steps. "What Would Jesus Do?"
72. Natural Law in the Spiritual World
73. The Imitation of Christ
74. Paradise Regained
75. The Water Babies
76. Flower Fables
77. The Blithedale Romance
78. Prue and I
79. Grandfather's Chair
80. Bacon's Essays
81. The Idylls of the King
82. Wonder Book
83. The Cricket on the Hearth
84. Idle Thoughts of an Idle Fellow
85. Inez: A Tale of the Alamo
86. Kidnapped
87. Lucile
88. Phillips Brooks' Addresses
89. The Prince of the House of David
90. Three Men in a Boat (To Say Nothing of the Dog)

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