Anonymous. Dime Book of Etiquette. A Practical Guide to Good-Breeding,
and Complete Directory to the Observances of Society.
Small size in buff wrappers (Type I-Handbooks). Deposited for
copyright December 30, 1859, by Irwin P. Beadle & Co., Publishers, 137
William Street. It was already out when the February, 1860, number of
the Home appeared in December, 1859.
A later edition with a buff wrapper, and marked "Revised and Enlarged
Edition" on the title page, was copyrighted October 26, 1863, by Beadle
& Co., 118 William Street. It is of the larger size. Still later, with
the same publishers' imprint and address, it appeared in the usual orange
wrappers (Type IV-Handbooks).
Louis Legrand, M.D. Dime Letter Writer. A Perfect Guide to All Kinds
of Correspondence. Embracing Forms, Models, Suggestions and Rules for
the Use of All Classes. Also a Dictionary of Phrases, Quotations, etc.
Buff wrappers, 5 3.4 by 3 3.4 inches in size (Type I-Handbooks).
Irwin P. Beadle & Co., Publishers, 137 William Street. Deposited for copyright
April 19, 1860, but announced as "In Press" in January, 1860, and advertised
in Harper's Weekly, IV, 1860, 160, at least as early as March 10,
A later edition with buff wrappers and marked "New and Enlarged Edition,"
6 1.2 by 4 1.2 inches in size, was copyrighted October 26, 1863, by Beadle
& Co., 118 William Street. It has 98 pages plus two of advertisements.
In this edition no author is named. The cover (Type IV) carries a picture
of a man writing a letter. Still later this was reprinted with the usual
This handbook was sometimes advertised as "Gent's Letter Writer," for
in those days "gents" and "pants" were considered good form!
Anonymous. Dime Book of Dreams. Their Romance and Mystery; with a
Complete Interpretation Dictionary. Compiled from the most Accredited
Sources for the "Dime Series."
The first edition was advertised in Harper's Weekly, IV, 1860,
160, with other books as already out, March 10, 1860. Irwin P. Beadle
& Co., Publishers, 137 William Street. The original edition is of the
small size (Type I-Handbooks), but later an edition in plain orange
wrappers of the larger size, with no illustration except the cut of the
dime in the title, was issued (Type III-Handbooks). It has 80 pages
plus two of advertisements, and was issued by Beadle & Co., 118 William
Street, and was copyrighted in 1867.
Anonymous. Dime Ball-Room Companion and Guide to Dancing. Comprising
Rules of Etiquette, Hints on Private Parties, Toilettes for the Ball-Room,
It is of the small size (Type I-Handbooks), has buff wrappers,
and was published by Irwin P. Beadle & Co., 141 William Street. It was
deposited for copyright May 8, 1860. A later edition with illustrated
orange covers (Type IV Handbooks) was published by Beadle
& Co., 98 William Street, and was copyrighted in 1868. It has 32 pages.
"By a Committee of Three." Dime Book of Verses. Comprising Rhymes,
Lines and Mottos, for Lovers and Friends; Valentines, Album Pieces, Gift
Verses, Birthday Lines, and Poetry for Bridals, Births, Mourning, Epitaphs,
Deposited for copyright February 11, 1863, but previously advertised
in Harper's Weekly, VII, 1863, 96, as ready, February 7, 1863.
Beadle & Co., Publishers, 118 William Street. The first edition is of
small size (Type I-Handbooks), and contains 75 pages. A later edition,
with plain yellow-orange covers (Type II-Handbooks) was issued
by Beadle & Adams from 98 William Street. The copyright date is partly
effaced, a common trick in cheap book publication to avoid indicating
the age of the issue. The copyright was apparently not renewed.
Anonymous. Dime Fortune Teller; or, Peeps into Futurity. Containing
Fortune Telling by Cards; How to Tell a Person's Character by Means of
Cabalistic Calculations; Palmistry or Telling Fortunes by the Lines of
the Hand; Fortune Telling by the Grounds in a Tea or Coffee Cup; How to
Read your Fortune by the White of an Egg; etc., etc.
This was never issued in the small size, but came out in the usual
larger sized orange wrappers. Published by Beadle & Co., 118 William Street,
in 1868. Announced in Dime Novel No. 162, which appeared in October,
1868, but actually was on the market in the spring of that year.
Anonymous. Dime Ladies' Letter-Writer; or, How to Write, When to
Write, What to Write.
Deposited for copyright November 30, 1868, by Beadle & Co., 98 William
Street. Advertised in the New York Tribune, December 2, 1868. It
has orange wrappers of the standard size with an engraving on the front
showing a lady writing a letter (Type IV-Handbooks). Later reprints
put out by Beadle & Adams, 98 William Street, have 100 pages. The copyright
was apparently not renewed.
Dr. Lambouillet Rossi. Dime Lovers' Casket. A Treatise on and Guide
to Friendship, Love, Courtship and Marriage. Embracing also a Complete
Floral Dictionary, etc. Beadle & Co., publishers, 98 William Street.
Copyrighted in 1870. Orange illustrated covers (Type IV-Handbooks)
of the standard size, 97 pages plus one blank and two of advertisements.
This booklet bears a serial number. It is marked Popular Hand Book
Series, No. 8.
Mrs. Marion Lee Stephens. Dime Book of Beauty. Embracing the Power
of Beauty, Beauty of Form and Color, Beauty of the Head and Hair, etc.,
Copyrighted in 1876 and advertised in the Saturday Journal, VIII,
No. 355, December 20, 1876, by Beadle & Adams. It has 84 pages and orange
wrappers with an engraving on the front (Type IV-Handbooks). It
is marked Young People's Series, No. 12, but in order to make the
count, three of the Games and Pastime Books must be included in the series.