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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

Boy's Own Novels

Total Issues: 16

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1870s
Publishers:   N. L. Munro
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

The Boy's Own Paper

Total Issues: 1767+744=2511

A morally uplifting boys' story paper concentrating on adventure, sport and public school life, it remains a byword to this day and ranks (along with Punch, The Strand Magazine and very little else) as one of the great British institutions of periodical publishing. Authors include W.H.G. Kingston, R.M. Ballantyne, Jules Verne, Talbot Baines Reed, Gordon Stables, G.A. Henty, etc, etc.

Serials indexed in "Through the Years with the B.O.P." by Brian Doyle (Collector's Digest Annual, 1962). Further Reading: Take a Cold Tub, Sir!: The Story of the Boy's Own Paper by Jack Cox (Guildford, Surrey, Lutterworth Press, 1982), not an index but a history.

Weekly issues were bound as monthly issues, and the monthly issues were bound as annuals. There are 63 Annuals from 1879-1941.

Incorporates: Every Boy's Magazine from 8-Sep-1888; Boys from 20-Oct-1894; Every Boys' Monthly.

Issues & Index Sources

  18-Jan-1879 – 28-Sep-1911: FictionMags Index (incomplete)
  5-Oct-1911 – Feb-1967: FictionMags Index (incomplete)

Publishers

  1879 – 1939: The Religious Tract Society
  1939 – 1963: Lutterworth Press
  1963 – 1965?: Purnell & Sons Ltd.
  1965? – ?: BPC Publishing Ltd.

Editors

  1879 – 1897: James Macaulay (Supervising Editor)
  1879 – 1912: George A. Hutchison (Sub-editor/Acting-editor, subsequently Editor)
  1912 – 1913: George Andrew Hutchison (Consulting Editor)
  1912 – 1924: Arthur Lincoln Haydon
  1924 – 1933: Geoffrey Richard Pocklington
  1933 – 1935: George J.H. Northcroft
  1935 – 1942: Robert Harding
  1942 – 1946: Leonard Halls
  1946 – 1967: Jack Cox

Formats

  1879 – Jul-1942: tabloid 8¼" x 11"
  Aug-1942 – ?: smaller format 5" x 7½"
  1949? – ?: larger format
  Sep-1963 – ?: still larger format 7½" x 8¾"

Prices

  initially: 1d
  c. 1902 – in 1939: 6d
  1942 – ?: 9d
  in 1950s: 1/-
  in 1965: 2/-

Frequency

  weekly
  Nov-1913 – Feb-1967: monthly

Sources

  The Age of the Storytellers
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Boys' Own Picture Gallery

Total Issues: 10

Believed by Lofts to be the largest boys' publication ever published. "This shortlived paper failed I think because of its promises and dreadful mistakes in printing. They gave away free sketches each week, and the main story featured "Fred Blake of the Queen's Lancers". In No.8 they announced that next week's tremendous story would be "Blake attacks the Spanish Armada", yet in No.9 the main story featured Sir Francis Drake attacking it. Also in No.9 it announced a tremendous free gift for next week, but in No.10 they announced that it was not ready yet, also that they were changing their publisher. No.11 never did appear." (W.O.G. Lofts)

Issues & Index Sources:  21-Sep-1872 – 23-Nov-1872
Publishers:   Frederick Farrah
Frequency:   weekly

Boys' Own Reader

see under Boys' Companion and British Traveller

The Boys' Own Story Teller

Total Issues: 9

Issues & Index Sources

  23-Dec-1875 – 17-Feb-1876

#superseded by Our Boys

Publishers

  Norman L. Munro

Formats

  octavo booklet

Pagecounts

  64pp

Frequency

  fortnightly, then weekly

Sources

  Dime Novel Bibliography

Boys' Own Times and News of the World

Total Issues: 12

Issues & Index Sources:  1-Jan-1859 – 1-Dec-1859
Publishers:   T. Nelson
Frequency:   monthly

Boys' Peep Show

Total Issues: 26

Issues & Index Sources

  25-Sep-1901 – 19-Mar-1902

#incorporated into Boys' Star

Publishers

  Charles Strong, 167 Strand, London W.C.

Prices

  1d

Frequency

  weekly (every Saturday)

Boys' Penny Magazine

Total Issues: 36

Annual volumes were bound as The Boys' Yearly Book.

Issues & Index Sources

  1-Jan-1863 – 1-Nov-1863
  1-Dec-1863 – 1-Dec-1866, as Boys' Monthly Magazine

Publishers

  Ward Lock

Editors

  John Tillotson

Prices

  started at 1d but rose to 2d in 1864

Frequency

  monthly


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