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The Bouverie Series

Country: UK
Total Issues: 84+69+20=173 (numbered issues)

First series briefly titled The Bouverie Series of Penny Books (#61 - #67). Second series also known as The Bouverie Series of Popular Stories. The titles are derived from the address of the R.T.S. office at Bouverie Street, London.

Issues & Index Sources

  #1, 1905 – #60, 1910, as The Bouverie Series of Penny Stories: Story Paper Index (Missing: #18, #32, #50, #51, #52, #57)
  #61, 1911 – #67, 1913, as The Bouverie Series of Penny Books: Story Paper Index
  #68, 1913 – #84, 1915, as The Bouverie Series of Penny Stories: Story Paper Index (Missing: #73, #82, #84)
  1924 – 1932, as Bouverie Series: Story Paper Index (sample issues only)
  1936, as New Bouverie Series: Story Paper Index (sample issue only)


  Religious Tract Society


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Bow Bells [1862]

Country: UK

Waite regarded this as superior saying "every volume was like a magic casement opening."

Also published a series of Christmas annuals from 1868 to 1883 at least.

Issues & Index Sources

  12-Nov-1862 – 22-Feb-1897

#merges with The Duchess Novelette


  ?: John Dicks
  1896? – ?: Harmsworth


  G.W.M. Reynolds; Charles Shurey


  story paper (large tabloid) during first year, then smaller tabloid


  16pp during first year, then 24pp



Online Sources

  Online Books

Bow Bells [1919]

Country: UK
Total Issues: 288

Sub-titled 'the home story paper'. Becomes: Charm (girls' paper)

Issues & Index Sources:  6-Sep-1919 – Mar-1925
Publishers:   Amalgamated Press
Frequency:   weekly

Bowery Boy Library

Country: US
Total Issues: 100

Stories of mystery and adventure in New York with boy detective Bowery Billy. Last few issues titled Bowery Boy Weekly.

Issues & Index Sources:  21-Oct-1905 – 14-Sep-1907: Dime Novel Bibliography (FicMags sample issues only)
FictionMags Index
Publishers:   The Winner Library Co. (Street & Smith)
Formats:   8" x 11"
Prices:   5c
Pagecounts:   32pp
Frequency:   weekly
Mentioned in:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Boxing Shorts

Country: UK
Total Issues: 2

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1946, as Boxing Yarns: Sports Fiction Index
  Jun-1946, as Boxing Shorts: Sports Fiction Index


  Gerald G. Swan


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Country: UK
Total Issues: 1

"A rather crude type of boys' sporting publication; it contained stories and articles on cycling, rowing, etc." (W.O.G. Lofts)

Issues & Index Sources:  3-Jan-1891
Publishers:   Iliffe & Sons
Prices:   1d

Boy Amateur

Country: UK
Total Issues: 9

Incorporated into British Amateur (adult).

Issues & Index Sources:  Jul-1882 – May-1883
Publishers:   C.W. Mayo
Frequency:   monthly (or irregular?)


Country: UK

Entitled Boyfriend, 1-351; Trend & Boyfriend, 352-359; Boyfriend & Trend, 360-428.

Issues & Index Sources

  16-May-1959 – 2-Sep-1967

#incorporated into Petticoat


  City Magazines


Country: UK
Total Issues: 13

Incorporates: Guy Rayner's Boys' Own Journal

Issues & Index Sources

  29-Mar-1890 – 21-Jun-1890

#incorporated into Boys' Graphic


  Popular Publishing Co. (Guy Rayner)




Country: US

Subtitled "A Weekly Paper for Boys".

Issues & Index Sources:  1915? – ?

Boy Messenger

Country: UK
Total Issues: 20

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1910 – Feb-1915
Publishers:   S.W. Partridge
Frequency:   monthly

Boy—Oh Boy!

Country: UK
Total Issues: 1

A slender publication, featuring six to eight racey short stories, interspersed with black and white nude or scantily-clad pin-up, purporting to be a US pulp magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1953
Publishers:   R.S. Gray Publications, London
Pagecounts:   36pp

Boy Partners

Country: US
Total Issues: 18

"A magazine for Boys, About Boys, and Produced by Boys".

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1921 – Sep/Oct-1922: FictionMags Index
Editors:   L.S. Edward Edson Lee
Pagecounts:   12pp

Boys [1875]

Country: UK
Total Issues: 10

Issues & Index Sources:  1-Jan-1875 – 5-May-1875
Publishers:   Ward Lock Tyler

Boys [1892]

Country: UK
Total Issues: 104

Issues & Index Sources

  15-Oct-1892 – 13-Oct-1894

#incorporated into The Boy's Own Paper


  Sampson Low


  Edward Step





Boys' Ace Library

Country: UK
Total Issues: 24

Issues & Index Sources:  22-Feb-1936 – 24-Apr-1937: Story Paper Index (Missing: #15)
Publishers:   C. Arthur Pearson
Frequency:   2 per month

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