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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

Boys of the World Weekly Storyteller

see under Boys of the World

The Boys' Own

Total Issues: 130

authors include Thomas Hanshew, Bracebridge Hemyng, Jules Verne.

Issues & Index Sources:  11-Oct-1873 – Mar-1876
Publishers:   C.F. Richards, Boston
Formats:   small tabloid story paper
Prices:   5c
Pagecounts:   16pp
Frequency:   weekly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Boys' Own Journal [1883]

Total Issues: 12

Issues & Index Sources:  17-May-1883 – 4-Aug-1883
Publishers:   St. George's Publishing Office
Editors:   George Emmett
Frequency:   weekly

Boys' Own Journal

see also under Guy Rayner's Boys' Own Journal

Boys' Own Journal and Youths' Miscellany

Total Issues: 8

Issues & Index Sources

  14-Jun-1856 – 20-Jan-1857

#merges with The Boy's Own Magazine (UK)

Publishers

  Clarke & Beeton

Editors

  Samuel O. Beeton

Formats

  large tabloid

Frequency

  monthly

Boys' Own Library [1861]

Total Issues: 60

Issues & Index Sources:  1-May-1861 – 1-May-1866
Publishers:   Beeton
Frequency:   monthly

Boys' Own Library [1870]

Total Issues: 5

Issues & Index Sources:  1870 – 1871
Publishers:   Haney
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Boys' Own Library [1907]

Total Issues: 93

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1907 – Aug-1914
Publishers:   Aldine Publishing Co.
Editors:   Walter H. Light
Prices:   3d
Pagecounts:   132pp
Frequency:   monthly

Boys' Own Library (Second series)

Total Issues: 44

Issues & Index Sources

  1920 – Aug-1922

#becomes Aldine Football Stories

Publishers

  Aldine Publishing Co.

Editors

  Walter H. Light

Frequency

  monthly

The Boy's Own Magazine (UK)

Total Issues: 116

The first of the genuine boys' magazines and forerunner of The Boy's Own Paper. Aimed at an audience above the "penny dreadful" and tried to be intelligent. Ran many typical exciting articles and stories, mostly historical fiction. Absorbed Boy's Own Journal from 27-Jan-1857. Authors include J.G. Edgar, W.H.G. Kingston, James Greenwood

Beeton's business was taken over by Ward, Lock & Tyler in 1866; Beeton himself left the company in December 1874 (cf. Adventure in Publishing, p46).

Subtitled "An illustrated journal of Fact, Fiction, History and Adventure".

Incorporates: Boys' Own Journal from 27-Jan-1857.

Issues & Index Sources

  1-Jan-1855 – 1874: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
  1888 – 1890, as Beeton's Boy's Own Magazine

Publishers

  1855 – 1866: Clarke & Beeton
  1866 – 1890: Ward & Lock

Editors

  1855 – 1874: Samuel O. Beeton
  1888 – 1890: G.A. Henty

Formats

  large tabloid

Prices

  2d, up to 6d in 1863

Pagecounts

  96pp in 1863

Frequency

  weekly
  in 1862: monthly
  1888 – 1890: weekly

The Boys' Own Magazine (US)

Total Issues: 4?

Successor to The Boys' Magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1925 – Apr/May-1926?
Publishers:   The Hungerford Publications, Inc., Smethport, Pennsylvania
Editors:   Hubert Hungerford

The Boys' Own Novelette

Total Issues: 1?

Announced in the final issue of Young Englishman, the Boys' Own Novelette was to consist of a complete novel every week, with the first two numbers announced as 'Tom Gaily: His First Term at School' and 'Tom the Midshipman'. Only the first issue is recorded at the British Library.

Issues & Index Sources:  13-Sep-1879?
Publishers:   Charles Fox (?)
Frequency:   weekly

Boys' Own Novel Library

Total Issues: 3

Issues & Index Sources:  1914
Publishers:   E. Hulton
Frequency:   monthly


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