With the issue of No. 10, the regular size of the Dime Novel was adopted (Fig. 115). Buff wrappers were continued in use at least to include No. 17, and probably also No. 18. After this, the orange cover (Fig. 116), so characteristic of the Beadle booklets, was used, and subsequent numbers were encased in wrappers of this color.
The thirty-four Dime Song Books appear with various addresses and combinations of addresses of the publishers on title page and wrappers. As the older numbers became exhausted, they were reprinted with the publishers' then location, unless it happened that a supply of the booklets was on hand without wrappers. In the latter case, the title page may show an older address while the wrapper shows the new. Perhaps the old covers were removed and new ones put on. In some cases there seems to have been an extra supply of covers on hand, for the title page may show the new address and the cover the old. Copies with the name of the firm and the address as they were when the book was first issued, and the same on both cover and title page, and with no advertisements of later Beadle publications, are, of course, the most desirable.
When, with No. 10, there was a change in format, there was also a change in the design on the wrapper. Up to and including No. 20, the word "Beadle's," in rather small Old Style Extended capital letters, occurs at the top of the page between the number of the song book in the upper corners (Fig. 115). In large letters below this is the word "Dime" curved around the picture of the reverse of a dime, and on the two sides are the words "Song" and "Book." Occupying the greater part of the cover is a cut, illustrating one of the songs, whose title is lettered across it. "Popular, Comic and Sentimental Songs" follows below, and at the bottom of the page is the publisher's imprint. The three remaining pages of the wrappers contain advertisements of various Beadle publications.
With No. 21, the words Beadle's Dime Song Book Series appear in inconspicuous type across the top, and the name of the title song, which so far had been only a name, became the name of the songster (Fig. 117). No. 21 thus became "The Grecian Bend Songster." This change, incidentally, occurred just after Beadle & Co. removed from 118 to 98 William Street.