Henry Altemus Company


Series 30 - Submarine Boys Series

Series Name:
Publish Dates:
Submarine Boys Series
1909 - 1920
Seafaring adventures
Series Number:


Title: Author: Year: Illustrator:
1 Submarine Boys on Duty Durham, Victor 1909  
2 Submarine Boys' Trial Trip Durham, Victor 1909  
3 Submarine Boys and the Middies Durham, Victor 1909  
4 Submarine Boys and the Spies Durham, Victor 1910  
5 Submarine Boys' Lightning Cruise Durham, Victor 1910  
6 Submarine Boys for the Flag Durham, Victor 1910  
7 Submarine Boys and the Smugglers Durham, Victor 1912  
8 Submarine Boys' Secret Mission Durham, Victor 1920  
9 Submarine Boys' Stern Chase (not published) Durham, Victor    


Henry Altemus Company      Format: 1      Volumes: 1 - 7
Green cloth. Cover has line drawn picture of two boys standing in the hatch of a submarine which is on the surface. Red background clouds. Uncoated brown paper jacket matches the book.

Henry Altemus Company      Format: 2      Volumes: 1 - 8
As above. The earlier dust jacket is white and coated and matches the book cover. The later dust jacket is white, coated and multicolored that pictures 3 sailors on the deck of a submarine.

Henry Altemus Company      Format: 3      Volumes: 1 - 8
Book cover as above but without colors (black line drawn pictures on a green cloth book) or with a multicolored applique which shows two sailors on top a submarine, one pointing and the other looking through binoculars. Dust jacket matches the applique.

Series Notes:
1. Note that there are 5 different brown uncoated dust jackets in format #1. They are shown in their chronological order. (Earliest -#1 to latest -#5.) The 4th and 5th dust jackets can be distinguished from the earlier ones by the new spine pattern. The 5th is the only jacket in format 1 to have black lettering. #s 4 and 5 are quite scarce.
2. For information about the Saalfield reprints of this series click here.


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Format 1 Spines DJ1-3

Format 1 Dust Jacket 1

Format 1 Dust Jacket 2

Format 1 Dust Jacket 3


Format 1 Dust Jacket 4

Format 1 Dust Jacket 5

Format 2 Dust Jacket (early)

Format 2 Dust Jacket (later)


Format 3 Dust Jacket

Format 1 Earliest Cover

Format 1, 2 & early 3 Cover

Format 3 Applique Cover


Format 3 Latest Cover



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