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Object ID 001425

Object Name Snake-Eye A Tale of the Revolution

Object Desc A dime novel about a Revolutionary War hero named Snake-Eye. From the Beadle's frontier series.

Collection General Collection

Accession # CMY001194

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General Category Printed Material

Category Periodicals


Source Category Found In Collection

Accession Date JAN 1,1991


Location Room 7, Shelf 12

Object Date 1909

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Status On-Site Collection Storage

Object Keywords Dime Novels,W. J. Hamilton,Snake-Eye,American Revolution,Iver's and Co.,

Title Snake-Eye A Tale of the Revolution


Series Beadle's Frontier Series


Description / Abstract Dime novel about Snake-Eye, a revolutionary war hero. Issued weekly by Ivers and Co.

Physical Description 100 pages. Red paperback novel with a picture of a man in a blue trenchcoat being held by one man dressed in brown, getting clubbed by another man wearing a red jacket in the woods during a thunderstorm. The title is printed in yellow text on a red background. Cost: 5 cents. Back cover shows previous issues from this series. 4.75'' x 6.75''

Author W.J. Hamilton

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Publisher Ivers and Co.

Publisher Details The New York based publishing firm of M.J. Ivers and Company was best known for its production of cheap books including Beadle’s Dime Dialogues, Dime Speakers, Dime Hand Books, Boy’s Library, and Deadwood Dick Library. Following the dissolution of Beadle and Adams in 1898, James Sullivan, the owner of M.J. Ivers and Company, purchased the collections of Beadle Dime and Half Dime Novels.

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Image Caption CMY001194



Date FEB 6,2014

Summary Poor

Assessor Ben Locke

Notes Spine repaired with tape. Multiple creases on lower right corner of front cover. Tears and stains on some pages. Pages have yellowed over time.


Date JUN 20,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Hallway Shelf 4 from Room 1, Shelf 18 - automatic entry by admin

Date JUN 21,2014

Summary Location change

Notes Location changed to Room 7, Shelf 12 from Hallway Shelf 4 - automatic entry by admin