The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Series - Beadle's American Library

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Alternate Title: Beadle's American Sixpenny Library
Publishers: Beadle and Company (London (England): 44 Paternoster Row) (E. F. Beadle & Company imprint) -- Great Britain
Beadle and Company (London (England): 44 Paternoster Row) -- Great Britain
George Routledge and Sons (London (England): The Broadway, Ludgate) -- Great Britain
George Routledge and Sons (London (England)) -- Great Britain
Category: Format : Small Booklet
Issues: 84
Dates: Feb. 15, 1861 to Feb. 1, 1868
Schedule: Monthly
Columns: 1
Price: 6d.
Size: 6 3/8" x 4 1/8 "
Pages: 128
Illustrations: Illustrated cover, which is repeated as a frontispiece.
Publisher's Blurb:

"The Proprietors of Beadle's American Sixpenny Library commenced in New York, two years since, the publication of a series of books, which embody the best works of the best authors in the fiction literature of America and Europe. Each issue embraced a complete work, prepared expressly for the series, and furnished at a price and in a style never before ventured by the American press. The enterprize from the commencement met with unparalleled success, exceeding the most sanguine expectations. These works being received with such general favour, and sought after with such extreme interest by the American reading public, the Publishers are induced to produce them in England simultaneous with America, feeling assured that there is a demand among British readers for such a class of literature as is presented in this series.

Each volume will contain one hundred and twenty-eight fcap. 8vo. pages of letterpress, printed with clear and expressly prepared type and paper, uniform in style and price.

The works will be issued as rapidly as consistent with the demands of the market and the claims of the trade."

Physical Description: Numbers issued by Beadle are in orange wrappers and printed in black or orange, red, and black. Routledge numbers have covers with orange and black cuts on a green background and orange backs. Wrappers often have advertisements for publishing firms other than Beadle.
Notes / Commentary: "THE ENGLISH BRANCH of Beadle & Co. functioned from February 15, 1861, to February 1, 1866, and during that time sixty-one numbers of Beadle's American Library were published at monthly intervals. With No. 62 George Routledge and Sons took over the publication. They continued the series to No. 84, and also, when the older numbers became exhausted, reprinted them with their own name on the title page." --Johannsen, A. House of Beadle and Adams and its dime and nickel novels
Primary Data Source: Johannsen
Data Entry Status: Done, Believed Complete


1. Seth Jones of New Hampshire; or, The Captives of the Frontier
2. Beadle's American Library, no. 2 (Alice Wilde, the Raftsman's Daughter. A Forest Romance and 1 more item)
3. Beadle's American Library, no. 3 (The Frontier Angel. A Romance of Kentucky Rangers' Life and 1 more item)
4. Malaeska, the Indian Wife of the White Hunter
5. Uncle Ezekiel and His Exploits on Two Continents
6. Beadle's American Library, no. 6 (Massasoit's Daughter; or, The French Captives. A Romance of Aboriginal New-England and 1 more item)
7. Bill Biddon, Trapper; or, Life in the Northwest
8. The Backwoods' Bride. A Romance of Squatter Life
9. Beadle's American Library, no. 9 (Nathan Todd; or, The Fate of the Sioux Captive and 1 more item)
10. Myra, the Child of Adoption: A Romance of Real Life
11. The Golden Belt; or, The Carib's Pledge
12. Sybil Chase; or, The Valley Ranche. A Tale of California Life
13. Monowano, the Shawnee Spy
14. Isabel de Cordova; or, The Brethren of the Coast. A Tale of Sea and Land
15. King Barnaby; or, The Maidens of the Forest. A Romance of the Mickmacks
16. The Forest Spy. A Tale of the War of 1812
17. The Far West; or, The Beauty of Willard's Mill
18. The Riflemen of the Miami
19. Alicia Newcome; or, The Land Claim. A Tale of the Upper Missouri
20. The Hunter's Cabin. An Episode of the Early Settlements of Southern Ohio
21. The Block House; or, The Wrong Man. A Tale of the Early Settlements
22. The Allens. A Tale of the Great Kanawha Valley
23. Esther. A Story of the Oregon Trail
24. Ruth Margerie. A Romance of the Revolt of 1689
25. Oonomoo, the Huron
26. The Gold Hunters. A Picture of Western Character and Pike's Peak Life
27. The Two Guards
28. Single Eye. A Story of King Philip's War
29. Mabel Meredith; or, Hates and Loves
30. Ahmo's Plot; or, The Governor's Indian Child
31. The Scout
32. The King's Man. A Tale of South Carolina in Revolutionary Times
33. The Ranger; or, The Fugitives of the Border
34. The Peon Prince; or, Putnam Pomfret's Mexican Fortunes
35. Irona; or, Life on the Old South-West Border
36. Laughing Eyes. A Tale of the Natchez Fort
37. Mahaska, the Indian Princess. A Tale of the Six Nations
38. The Slave Sculptor. A Tale of the Aztecs
39. Myrtle; or, The Child of the Prairie
40. Indian Jim. A Tale of the Minnesota Massacre
41. The Wrecker's Prize
42. The Brigantine; or, Admiral Lowes Last Cruise
43. The Indian Queen
44. The Moose-Hunter
45. Chip, the Cave-Child
46. The Lost Trail
47. The Wreck of the Albion. A Tale of the Sea
48. Jo Daviess' Client; or, 'Courting' in Kentucky
49. The Cuban Heiress; or, The Prisoner of La Vintresse
50. The Hunter's Escape. A Tale of the North-West in 1862
51. The Silver Bugle; or, The Indian Maiden of St. Croix
52. Putnam Pomfret's Ward; or, A Vermonter's Adventures in Mexico
53. Quindaro; or. The Heroine of Fort Laramie. A Tale of the Far West
54. The Rival Scouts. A Tale of the Last Century
55. Free Trappers' Pass; or, The Gold-Seeker's Daughter
56. The Hermit of the Colorado Hills. A Story of the Texan Pampas
57. The Oronoco Chief; or, The Fortunes of a Diamond Locket. A Story of Adventure in South America
58. On the Plains; or, The Race for Life
59. The Scout's Prize; or, The Old Dutch Blunderbuss. A Tale of 1776
60. Red Plume, the Renegade. A Tale of the Blackfeet Country
61. The Three Hunters
62. The Secret Shot; or, The Rivals of Misty Mount
63. The Prisoner of the Mill; or, Captain Hayward's "Body-Guard"
64. Black Hollow; or, The Dragoon's Bride. A Tale of the Ramapo in 1779
65. The Seminole Chief; or, The Captives of the Kissimmee
66. On the Deep; or, The Missionary's Daughter. A Story of the Pacific Ocean
67. Captain Molly; or, The Fight at Trenton
68. Star Eyes; or, The Susquehanna Rangers. A Tale of the French-Indian War
69. The Twin Scouts. A Story of the Old French War
70. The Mad Skipper; or, A Cruise after the Maelstrom
71. Little Moccasin; or, Along the Madawaska
72. The Doomed Hunter; or, The Tragedy of Forest Valley. A Story of the Early West
73. Eph Peters; or, The Scout of the Mohawk Valley
74. The Fugitives; or, The Quaker Scout of Wyoming
75. Big Foot, the Guide; or, The Surveyors. A Tale of the Carolina Settlements
76. Ruth Harland; or, The Maid of Weathersfield
77. Karaibo; or, The Outlaw's Fate
78. The Shawnees' Foe; or, The Hunter of the Juniata
79. The Creole Sisters; or, The Mystery of the Perrys
80. The Mohegan Maiden; or, The Stranger of the Settlement
81. The Maid of Wyoming
82. The Hunchback; or, The Cave Castle
83. Bald Eagle; or, The Last of the Ramapaughs
84. Old Jupe; or, A Woman's Art

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