PUBLISHER: E. A. Weeks & Co., Chicago, 1894?-1899
ABOUT: For a detailed account of the firm, see E. A. Weeks. This site indicates that Lucile appeared in only five Weeks' series as follows: Marguerite (#17; 1893-1898;paperback);Handy Volume (#4; 1895-1898;hardcover); Modern Library of Choice Fiction (#29; 1895; hardcover); Dartmouth (#31;1897; hardcover); Amherst (#49; hardcover);and that the Lucile Series included three novels 1893-1894 and six novels 1895-1896, but did not include Lucile. See also George M. Hill & Co.
This firm is not noted in the Chicago city directories for 1891 and 1892 (1893 has not been checked) but appears 1894 at 527-531 Wabash; in 1896-1897 at 521-531 Wabash; in 1898 at 521 Wabash; and in 1899 at 84 Wabash Avenue. It does not appear in later directories. See also E. A. Lawson.
"Chicago, Ill. -- E. A. Weeks & Company is the title of a new firm of publishers who have established themselves at 263 and 265 Wabash Avenue. Mr. Weeks will be remembered for his long connection with the firm of Donohue, Henneberry & Co." The Publishers' Weekly No. 1107 (April 15, 1893), p617.
(Tebbel 3:242 in his discussion of Horace Liveright in the 1930s remarks, "Edward A. Weeks sold the firm's books on the road, long before he became editor of the Atlantic." But this may be a different man.)
LUCILE’s ISSUED BY E. A. Weeks & Co.:
1890-1895 American Catalogue. ['94]. D. (Marguerite ser., no. 17) pap., 25c.
1895-1897 PTLA: The Marguerite Series | Of High-Class Novels. 12mo. Illustrated Paper Covers. 25 Cents Each. | Mailable at One Cent per Pound.| ... No. 17. Lucile..... Owen Meredith ...
1895-1896 PTLA: Handy Volume Series | 16mo. Cloth. Retail, 50 Cents. | ... No.4 Lucile..... Owen Meredith| ....
1897 PTLA: Handy Volume Series | 16mo. Cloth. Side and Back Stamps in two | colors, Title in Gold. | Retail,.. 35 Cents. | ... No.4. Lucile..... Owen Meredith | ...
1895 PTLA: The Modern Library of Choice | Fiction | [illustration of three identically half-bound volumes] | The best works of modern authors carefuly selected, suitable for any library and | attractive to readers of the most refined tastes, at a low price; printed | in clear, readable type, on fine paper and bound | in a neat, durable style. | Cloth; gilt top... Retail price, $1.00 | ... No.29. Lucile..... Owen Meredith | ...
1895 PTLA: The Lucile Series | Beautifully Illustrated Copyright Works. 12mo. Paper Covers. | 50 Cents Each. Mailable at One Cent per Pound.| No.l. One Fair Daughter.....Frank Frankfort Moore | No.2. A Royal Heiress.....Emelie Edwards | No.3. Facts About Money..... Professor J. Laurence Laughlin |.
1896 PTLA: as 1895 but adds | No.4. A Little Game With Destiny..... Marie St. Felix | No.5. Two Bad Brown Eyes..... Marie St. Felix | No.6. Patricia..... Marie St. Felix |
1897 PTLA:The Amherst Edition | OF CHOICE FICTION | 12mo. Gilt Top. Gold Title. Bound in | Silk-Ribbed Cloth. | Retail,.. 50 Cents... No. 49. Lucile..... Owen Meredith.
1897 PTLA: The Dartmouth Edition | Of Selected Classic and Modern Literature.| 12mo. Gilt Top. Polished Buckram. | Elaborate Side and Back Stamps in Gold. | Retail, $1.00. | ... No. 31. Lucile..... Owen Meredith.
Edition not identified: [According to the Weeks' site lined above, this is Handy Volume Series 1897-1898 binding.]
Details not known: Seattle Public Library: NL 0594649, 1895?
Last revised: 10 July 2014