The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Series - Temperance Library

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Publisher: Albert Sibley & Co. (New York (N.Y.): 18 & 20 Rose St.) -- United States
Category: Format : Nickel Weekly (B&W)
Issues: 8 (Library of Congress has 1-7; No. 8 is advertised but may not have been published)
Dates: Nov. 17, 1883 to Feb. 23, 1884 (Nos. 4-7 are all dated 1883 in apparent error. Catalogue list on back of No. 5 says "Ready Feb. 1, 1884" and No. 7, "Ready Feb. 16, 1884.")
Schedule: Bi-weekly
Price: 10ยข
Size: 12 x 8 1/3"
Pages: 24
Motto: Touch Not Taste Not Handle Not (Banner above series title has no punctuation)
Illustrations: Black and white pictorial cover
Publisher's Blurb:

"Every true friend of the cause of Temperance should examine the merits of the stories that will be published--so they are in a new field--vastly different from the usual tract literature, and cannot fail to be of benefit in advancing the interests of the giant question of the day. In a series of LIVE, BRIGHT STORIES. The evils of Intemperance will be pictured in colors that are true to life, adding neither lighter nor darker tints, and while painting a moral, doing so in a manner quiet, yet forcible.

THE TEMPERANCE LIBRARY will be issued every other Saturday, and will be sold by all Newsdealers at the uniform price of ten cents per copy. Single numbers will be sent from the office, postage free, on receipt of price. Subscription rate, per year, 26 numbers, $2.50

Notes / Commentary: List prepared by Lydia C. Schurman from Library of Congress holdings.
Primary Data Source: LeBlanc
Data Entry Status: In Progress, Complete Listing Available


1. His Father's Crime; or, The Mystery of Fernclyffe
2. A Wicked Love; or, In the Whirlpool of Sin and Shame
3. A Woman's Honor; or, Rums Victim to the End
4. A Dark Mystery; or, Out of the Depths
5. Saved at Last; or, Jack Fletcher's Vow
6. Roy Arlington; or, Wrecked, but Not Lost
7. A Cunning Villain; or, A Loving Wife's Sacrifice
8. Was She Mad; or, The Last of the Hartleys

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