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Boys of Britannia

Issues & Index Sources:  ? (19th century)
Publishers:   E.J. Brett
Frequency:   weekly

Boys of England [1866]

Total Issues: 1702

Famous for launching the "Jack Harkaway" series by Bracebridge Hemyng. This magazine had a number of companion titles, most of which it subsequently absorbed. These include Boys of the Empire and Boy's Comic Journal; title later revived as a continuation of Boys of the Empire.

Incorporates: Jack Harkaway's Journal from 29-Aug-1893

Issues & Index Sources

  24-Nov-1866 – 30-Jun-1899

#incorporated into Up-to-Date Boy's Journal and Novelettes

Publishers

  Newsagents Publishing Co.

Editors

  1866: Charles Stevens
  1867 – 1899: Edwin J. Brett

Prices

  1d

Pagecounts

  16pp

Frequency

  weekly; monthly
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Boys of England [1874]

Total Issues: 574

Reprint series.

Issues & Index Sources:  20-Apr-1874 – 14-Apr-1885
Publishers:   E.J. Brett
Frequency:   weekly

Boys of England and the British Empire

see under Boys of the Empire

The Boys of England Pocket Novelette

Total Issues: 170

Issues & Index Sources:  1880 – 1883
Publishers:   E.J. Brett
Formats:   digest (octavo)
Frequency:   weekly

Boys of Liberty Library

Total Issues: 29

Issues & Index Sources:  1904: Dime Novel Bibliography (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Street & Smith, 238 William St., New York
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Boys of London and Boys of New York

Total Issues: 1219

Reprints stories from Tousey's Boys of New York. Incorporates: Boys' Leader from 21-Feb-1900

Issues & Index Sources:  1-Jun-1877 – 15-Sep-1900
Publishers:   Henry Wells Jackson, 2 Red Lion Court; Jackson Printing & Publishing Co., Station Road, Wigan
Formats:   broadsheet
Pagecounts:   8pp
Frequency:   weekly

Boys of New York

Total Issues: 1000

Published many of Luis Senarens' Frank Reade Jr. stories. Mostly adventure and mystery stories. Authors inc. Harry Enton, Thomas Hanshew, E.H. Kellogg, Edward Ten Eyck.

Issues & Index Sources

  23-Aug-1875 – 13-Oct-1894: Dime Novel Bibliography (sample issues only)
  20-Oct-1894 – 12-Sep-1924, as Happy Days: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Dime Novel Bibliography

Publishers

  23-Aug-1875 – 15-Jul-1878: Norman Munro
  22-Jul-1878 – ?: Frank Tousey, NY

Formats

  large tabloid story paper

Pagecounts

  23-Aug-1875 – 13-Oct-1894: 8pp
  20-Oct-1894 – 12-Sep-1924: 16pp

Frequency

  weekly

Sources

  Dime Novel Bibliography
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The Boys of New York Pocket Library

Total Issues: 224

Issues & Index Sources:  1880 – 1885: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Frank Tousey, NY
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Boys of Our Empire

see under Boys of the Empire

Boys of the British Empire

Issues & Index Sources:  9-May-1882 – 29-Apr-1884 (104pp)
Publishers:   E.J. Brett
Pagecounts:   16pp
Frequency:   weekly

Boys of the Empire [1888]

Total Issues: 277+274+14=565

A boys' adventure paper with many illustrations in full colour (to issue #51, then b&w). Experimented with printing in blue.

Incorporates: Young Men of Great Britain from 4-Jun-1889.

Issues & Index Sources

  6-Feb-1888 – 22-May-1893
  9-Oct-1900 – 18-Jun-1901
  25-Jun-1901 – 15-Sep-1905, as Boys of the Empire: An Up-to-Date Boy's Journal
  22-Sep-1906 – 22-Dec-1906, as Boys of England and the British Empire

Publishers

  E.J. Brett

Editors

  E.J. Brett?; Howard H. Spicer (1901 - ?)

Formats

  tabloid (quarto)

Prices

  1½d; ½d

Pagecounts

  16pp

Frequency

  weekly

Boys of the Empire [1900]

Total Issues: 155

A boys' adventure paper established as a rival to the successful Brett title which was reissued at the same time.

Issues & Index Sources

  27-Oct-1900 – 22-Jun-1901
  29-Jun-1901 – 10-Oct-1903, as Boys of Our Empire

Publishers

  Melrose, 6 Pilgrim Street, London E.C.

Formats

  tabloid

Prices

  1d

Pagecounts

  24pp; 20pp from #2; 24pp from #86

Frequency

  weekly (every Wednesday)

Boys of the Isles

Total Issues: 36

Issues & Index Sources

  22-Jan-1889 – 28-Sep-1889

#becomes Bad Boy's Paper

Publishers

  Popular (Guy Rayner)

Frequency

  weekly

Boys of the Nation

Total Issues: 13

Ran reprints from other Fox titles.

Issues & Index Sources:  5-Sep-1895 – 28-Nov-1895
Publishers:   Charles Fox
Frequency:   weekly

Boys of the United Kingdom

Total Issues: 22

Issues & Index Sources

  26-Nov-1887 – 21-Apr-1888

#incorporated into Boys' Popular Weekly

Publishers

  J.S. Turner (according to Lofts; Gifford says Guy Rayner)

Frequency

  weekly

Boys of the World [1869]

Total Issues: 62

Contains Boys of the World Weekly Storyteller (fiction supplement).

Issues & Index Sources

  21-Sep-1869 – 16-Nov-1870

#incorporated into Boy's Favourite

Publishers

  E.J. Brett

Pagecounts

  8pp

Frequency

  weekly

The Boys of the World [1875]

Total Issues: 79

Mostly adventure, westerns, school stories. Authors inc. Edward S. Ellis, Prentiss Ingraham, St. George Rathbone.

Issues & Index Sources:  21-Oct-1875 – 19-Apr-1877
Publishers:   Street & Smith, NY
Formats:   tabloid story paper
Prices:   5c
Pagecounts:   8pp
Frequency:   weekly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography


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