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Field Notes - Dime Novel (Limited Edition)
Your Very Own Dime Novel
Fans of Americana will be familiar with ubiquitous Dime Novels that were all the rage back in 1860 in New York City. Made popular by a pair of brothers: Erastus and Irwin Beadle, the Dime Novels were inexpensive paperback books on subjects ranging from the tax code to baseball, that started a trend for cheap pocket-sized genre fiction. And for the Fall 2017 Limited Edition, Field Notes pays homage to this obscure, but important mass-market American paperback.
The story of the Field Notes Dime Novel edition began after stumbling upon the Dime Novels online and then purchasing a few examples from collectors. Curiosity soon turned into an obsession with their form as physical objects: the typesetting, the printing, the compact size, the paper stock, and the sewn bindings.
For the limited edition Dime Novel, Field Notes has reproduced them, right down to the iconic dusty-orange covers and overheated advertising copy. In addition, they have made several improvements as well, such as the signature rounded corners, high-quality paper, and the totally-anachronistic-to-1860 Futura typeface.
Aside from a black-and-white engraving of an Adams “Power Press” from the mid-1800’s on the first page, and page numbers (the Beadles tended to skip a few page numbers in the front to make sure they ended up with a “100-page” book), several pages are intentionally left blank so you can write or sketch your own tales of mystery, romance, and adventure on the luxurious wove-finish Strathmore paper.
- Limited edition
- Inspired by the Dime Novels of lore
- Flexible covers and saddle-stitched for durability
- Intentionally blank pages for you to fill in your story
- Printed on premium Strathmore paper
- 4-1/4" × 6-1/2" (108mm × 165mm)
- Proudly made in the USA
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