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Frank Leslie's Home Library

Total Issues: 17

Issues & Index Sources:  1877
Publishers:   Frank Leslie
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Frank Leslie's Illustrated Newspaper

Total Issues: 1889+135+381+274+263+108+338+54+34=3476

Ran much serial fiction alongside news and features. Originally published many UK reprints, e.g. Wilkie Collins, Walter Besant, Anthony Trollope, Mary Braddon; others include Edward S. Ellis, Harriet Prescott Spofford, John Esten Cooke; various minor retitles but chiefly Leslie's (Illustrated) Weekly from 1894.

Issues & Index Sources

  15-Dec-1855 – 28-Nov-1891: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  5-Dec-1891 – 28-Jun-1894, as Frank Leslie's Illustrated Weekly: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  5-Jul-1894 – 12-Oct-1901, as Leslie's Illustrated Weekly: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  19-Oct-1901 – 10-Jan-1907, as Leslie's Weekly
  17-Jan-1907 – 25-Jan-1912, as Leslie's Illustrated Weekly
  1-Feb-1912 – 19-Feb-1914, as Leslie's: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
  26-Feb-1914 – 2-Oct-1920, as Leslie's Illustrated Weekly Newspaper: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  9-Oct-1920 – 22-Oct-1921, as Leslie's: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
  29-Oct-1921 – 17-Jun-1922, as Leslie's Weekly: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)

Publishers

  1855 – 1879: Frank Leslie
  1880 – 1889: Mrs Frank Leslie
  1889 – 1898: Judge Publishing
  1898 – 1922: Leslie-Judge Co.

Editors

  1855 – 1880: Frank Leslie
  1880 – 1889: Mrs Frank Leslie
  1889 – 1922: John A. Schleicher

Frequency

  weekly
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Frank Leslie's Ladies' Journal

Took over from Once a Week, mostly a fashion magazine but ran increasingly more fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  18-Nov-1871 – 8-Oct-1881
Publishers:   Frank Leslie
Editors:   Miriam Squier (Mrs Frank Leslie)
Frequency:   weekly

Frank Leslie's Lady's Magazine

see under Frank Leslie's New Family Magazine

Frank Leslie's Monthly

see under Frank Leslie's New Family Magazine

Frank Leslie's New Family Magazine

Began as supplement to Frank Leslie's Gazette of Fashion till Jun-1866; ran many serials from UK magazines by Ouida, Wilkie Collins, Mrs Henry Wood and Miss Braddon ('Lady Audley's Secret', 1862)

Issues & Index Sources

  Sep-1857 – Apr-1860
  May-1860 – Jan-1863, as Frank Leslie's Monthly: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
  Feb-1863 – Apr-1863, as Frank Leslie's Ladies' Magazine
  May-1863 – Dec-1882, as Frank Leslie's Lady's Magazine

Publishers

  Frank Leslie

Editors

  Frank Leslie, 1857 - 1863; Miriam Squier, 1863 - 1882.

Frequency

  monthly

Frank Leslie's New Monthly

see under Frank Leslie's Pleasant Hours (for Boys and Girls)

Frank Leslie's New York Journal of Romance

Total Issues: 112

Issues & Index Sources:  1855 – 1857
Publishers:   Frank Leslie
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Frank Leslie's Pleasant Hours (for Boys and Girls)

Subtitled "A Monthly Magazine Devoted to Useful & Entertaining Reading".

Issues & Index Sources

  Aug-1863 – May-1865, as Frank Leslie's Ten Cent Monthly
  Jun-1865 – Jul-1866, as Frank Leslie's New Monthly
  Aug-1866 – Sep-1895, as Frank Leslie's Pleasant Hours
  Oct-1895 – Apr-1896, as Frank Leslie's Pleasant Hours for Boys and Girls

Publishers

  Frank Leslie

Editors

  Frank Leslie

Prices

  15c

Frequency

  monthly

Frank Leslie's Popular American Tales for Boys

Total Issues: 8

Issues & Index Sources:  1876 – 1877
Publishers:   Frank Leslie
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Frank Leslie's Popular Librry

Total Issues: 4

Issues & Index Sources:  1876 – 1877
Publishers:   Frank Leslie
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Frank Leslie's Popular Monthly

see under The American Magazine

Frank Leslie's Series of New Novels

Total Issues: 6

Issues & Index Sources:  1863 – 1890
Publishers:   Frank Leslie
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Frank Leslie's Ten Cent Monthly

see under Frank Leslie's Pleasant Hours (for Boys and Girls)

Frank Manley's Weekly

Total Issues: 32

School and sports stories about Frank Manley and his friends in imitation of the Frank Merriwell stories published by Street & Smith.

Issues & Index Sources:  8-Sep-1905 – 13-Apr-1906: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Frank Tousey, 24 Union Square, New York
Formats:   8" x 11"
Prices:   5c
Pagecounts:   32pp
Frequency:   weekly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Frank Reade Library

Total Issues: 191

A dime novel series devoted entirely to SF. Issued in the small tabloid "nickel library" format of the late 1800's, with black and white covers.

Issues & Index Sources:  24-Sep-1892 – 5-Aug-1898: Science Fiction Index (sf content only)
Publishers:   Frank Tousey, NY
Formats:   small tabloid
Prices:   5c
Pagecounts:   16pp (some 24pp & some 32pp)
Frequency:   weekly; twice monthly from #152
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography
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Frank Reade Weekly Magazine

Total Issues: 96

Usually just one 'dime novel' reprint per issue.

Issues & Index Sources:  31-Oct-1902 – 26-Aug-1904: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Frank Tousey, NY
Formats:   quarto tabloid
Prices:   5c
Pagecounts:   32pp
Frequency:   weekly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography
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Frank Starr's American Novels

Total Issues: 221

Issues & Index Sources:  1869 – 1877
Publishers:   Beadle
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Frank Starr's Fifteen Cent Illustrated Novels

Total Issues: 22

Issues & Index Sources:  1869 – 1871
Publishers:   Beadle
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Frank Starr's New York Dime Library

Total Issues: 26

Issues & Index Sources:  1877 – 1878
Publishers:   Beadle
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Frank Starr's Ten Cent Pocket Library

Total Issues: 6

Issues & Index Sources:  1877
Publishers:   Beadle
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography


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