The Edward T. LeBlanc Memorial Dime Novel Bibliography

Series - Ticknor's Paper Series of Choice Reading

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Publishers: Houghton Mifflin -- United States
Ticknor (Boston (Mass.)) -- United States
Category: Format : Reprint Library
Issues: 58 (Highest number advertised)
Dates: May 14, 1887 to May 1889
Schedule: Weekly (early issues), Semi-monthly (later issues)
Price: 50ยข
Size: 7 x 4 1/2
Pages: 400 to 500
Physical Description: Designed cover in green with maroon lettering (LeBlanc's description, likely based on his examination of Nos. 1 and 38). A copy of No. 37 examined via photograph appears to have black text on an off-white or tan background, though this may be a trick of bad lighting or related to fading over time.
Notes / Commentary:

Extra numbers were issued so that more than two a month were sometimes issued. For example, Nos. 37 and 38 have the same cover date (based on an eBay photograph of No. 37 and LeBlanc's examination of No. 38)

LeBlanc's original listing credited this series to Houghton, Mifflin & Co. This was then crossed out and replaced with Ticknor & Co. A copy of No. 37 examined in an eBay listing pointed out by Cary Sternick lists Houghton, Mifflin & Co, Boston and New York, as publisher on the cover and featured an ad for the Houghton, Mifflin edition of Rebecca of Sunnybrook Farm on the back cover; the title page was not photographed, so it is uncertain whether Ticknor was listed inside.

LeBlanc listed the series publication frequency as semi-monthly, but a copy of No. 5 found in a bookseller listing identified a weekly frequency, so it seems that the frequency changed during publication. A photograph of No. 24 indicates that the semi-monthly frequency was in place by that point in the series.

Primary Data Source: LeBlanc
Data Entry Status: Done, Believed Complete


1. The Story of Margaret Kent
2. Guenn
3. The Cruise of a Woman Hater
4. A Reverend Idol. A Massachusetts Romance
5. A Nameless Nobleman
6. The Prelate. A Roman Story
7. Eleanor Maitland
8. The House of the Musician
9. Geraldine. A Metrical Romance of the St. Lawrence
10. The Duchess Emilia
11. Dr. Breen's Practice
12. Tales of Three Cities
13. The House at High Bridge
14. Story of a Country Town
15. Confessions of a Frivolous Girl
16. Culture's Garland
17. Patty's Perversities
18. A Modern Instance
19. Miss Ludington's Sister
20. Aunt Serena
21. Damen's Ghost
22. A Woman's Reason
23. Nights With Uncle Remus
24. Mingo
25. A Tallahassee Girl
26. Beatrix Randolph
27. A Fearful Responsibility
28. Homoselle
29. A Moonlight Boy
30. The Adventures of a Widow
31. Indian Summer
32. Led-Horse Claim
33. Len Gansett
34. Next Door
35. The Minister's Charge
36. Sons and Daughters
37. Agnes Surriage
38. Looking Backward -- 2000--1887
39. Two College Girls
40. Silas Lapham
41. A Mexican Girl
42. Aulnay Tower
43. The Pagans
44. Fortune's Fool
45. Doctor Ben
46. John Bodewin's Testimony
47. Rachel Armstrong
48. Two Gentlemen of Boston
49. The Confessions of Claud
50. His Two Wives
51. The Desmond Hundred
52. A Woman of Honor
53. Forced acquaintances
54. Under Green Apple Boughs
55. Fools of Nature
56. Dust
57. The Story of an Enthusiast
58. Queen Money

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