Beadle’s Boy’s Library of Sport, Story and Adventure was published in New York by M. J. Ivers & Company from 1881 to 1884. For 5 cents per issue readers would be entertained by stories of outdoor adventure; crime, detectives and outlaws; sporting, and fantasy. This popular dime novel, written primarily for boys, featured authors Edward Willett, Henry J. Thomas, and W. J. Hamilton. Many issues included elaborate black and white wood cut illustrations. It is estimated that there are no more than one or two complete sets of the publication in existence.