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Latham C. Carleton. The Hunters; or, Life on the Mountain and Prairie. November 11, 1863.

Filed for copyright November 9.

Irwin P. Beadle's Ten Cent Novels, no. 1, was rewritten and combined with Irwin P. Beadle's Ten Cent Novels, no. 2 to form American Tales, no. 1, American Library (London edition of Dime Novels), no. 58; Irwin P. Beadle's American Novels (title varies. See Abbreviations under IAN), no. 139; Dime Library, nos. 68, 1045.

This story had been published previously in the Philadelphia Dollar Newspaper as a serial, beginning in Vol. XX, July 2, 1862† and ending on September 3, 1862, under the title "Viola Vennond; or, Life on the Border," by Edward S. Ellis, the true name of "Latham C. Carleton."

A story of Kit Carson in the Black Hills and on the Oregon Trail.

† Nos. 1 and 2 were later reprinted, word for word, in Munro's Seaside Library, No. 1820, under the title 'Life on the Mountains and Prairies' and with the by-line Edward S. Ellis.


Latham C. Carleton. The Trappers' Retreat. A Sequel to "The Hunters." November 18, 1863.

See under Irwin P. Beadle's Ten Cent Novels, no. 1 for reprintings.


By the author of "Leah, the Forsaken." The Patriot Highwayman. A Story of the Revolution. December 17, 1863.

Solomon Hermann von Mosenthal, a German dramatist, in 1849, published a play entitled "Deborah." Augustin Daly's adaptation of this was produced at the Howard Athenaeum, December 8, 1862, under the title "Leah, the Forsaken." It is questionable whether "The Patriot Highwayman" was written by Daly. It has been listed as by "Latham C. Carleton," that is, Edward S. Ellis.

Locale: in and around New York City during the Revolution. Jerry Ledru is a terror to the British invader.


Illion Constellano. The Hunted Unionist; or, The Fortunes of a Fugitive. January 15, 1864.

Filed for copyright January 13, 1864.

The above title is as it appears on the wrapper of the novel, although it was advertised as "The Fugitives of the Mountains." The verso of the title page bears the imprint "T. R. Dawley, 13 Park Row, electrotyper."

A record of occurrences in Georgia during the Civil War.


Captain Wheeler. The Track of Fire; or, A Cruise with the Pirate Semmes. February 1, 1864.

Filed for copyright January 13, 1864, by Irwin P. Beadle & Co.

A story of the cruise of the Confederate Captain Semmes in the ship built for him by the British to destroy American commerce.


Illion Constellano. The Man-Eaters; or, The Cannibal Queen. February 27, 1864.

Irwin P. Beadle and George Munro, 137 William Street, is now the publishers' imprint, and beginning with this number, the series was called Munro's Ten Cent Novels. After this number, George Munro was the publisher.

† Correction made as per Volume 3.


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