Illustrated paper wrappers in orange and black.
Cover illustration engraved by N. Orr Co.
Cited in The house of Beadle and Adams, by A. Johannsen, under title: American speaker.
Compiler name from 1859 edition.
"The reissued Speaker has an entirely different title page and wrapper. It was published by Beadle & Co., 118 William Street. The cover now had the title 'Beadle's Dime American Speaker,' and also carried the words 'Speaker Series, Number 1,' and a cut of a young man 'orating.' Still later reprints have orange wrappers, and imprints of all subsequent changes of firm name and address. As mentioned above, the cut of the dime was dropped from the cover after 1894, and does not appear in the late Beadle & Adams and in none of the M. J. Ivers & Co. reprints."--Johannsen, A. House of Beadle and Adams and its dime and nickel novels, volume 1, page 402, no. 1.
Type II-S cover. See Johannsen, A. House of Beadle and Adams and its dime and nickel novels, volume 1, page 400.
"American News Co., 121 Nassau St., N. Y."--Cover.