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Boys' Favourite [1929]

Country: UK
Total Issues: 43

Issues & Index Sources

  4-May-1929 – 22-Feb-1930

#becomes The Startler

Publishers

  Amalgamated Press

Pagecounts

  28pp

Frequency

  weekly

Boys' Favourite [1953]

Country: UK
Total Issues: 7

Reprints stories from Boys' Favourite Library.

Issues & Index Sources:  Aug-1953 – Feb-1954
Publishers:   Comyns
Formats:   8o.
Pagecounts:   88pp
Frequency:   monthly

Boys' Favourite Library

Country: UK
Total Issues: 20

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1948 – 1950
Publishers:   Panmure Publications; Perry
Pagecounts:   64pp
Frequency:   monthly; irregular


Boys' Favourite Monthly

Country: UK

Issues & Index Sources:  1865


Boys' First-Rate Pocket Library

Country: UK
Total Issues: 472

The first novella was entitled "Those Troublesome Brothers" (1890). Published in full-colour pictorial wrappers.

Issues & Index Sources:  1890 – 21-Oct-1905: Story Paper Index (incomplete)
Publishers:   Aldine Publishing Co., London
Prices:   1d
Pagecounts:   32pp
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Boys' Football Favourite

Country: UK
Total Issues: 4

Numbering may continue from Football & Sports Library (see Football Favourite).

Issues & Index Sources

  6-Apr-1929 – 27-Apr-1929

#becomes Boys' Favourite

Publishers

  Amalgamated Press

Boy's Friend [1864]

Country: UK
Total Issues: 38

Issues & Index Sources:  7-Jun-1864 – 7-Aug-1867
Publishers:   Henry Lea; Houlston & Wright from-Apr-1865; H.G. Clarke from 1865?
Prices:   3d
Frequency:   monthly


The Boys' Friend [1895]

Country: UK
Total Issues: 332+1385=1717

Popular boys story paper which ran many adventure stories and serials including Nelson Lee, Sexton Blake, Ferrers Lord. Authors include Sidney Drew, Maxwell Scott, S. Clarke Hook, T.C. Bridges, John Tregellis, Reginald Wray, Murray Graydon, John Hunter. Noted for many imaginative sf/lost world/invasion stories. Companions were Boys' Herald and Boys' Realm.

Incorporated: Dreadnought from 19-Jun-1915; The Penny Popular.

Issues & Index Sources

  29-Jan-1895 – 8-Jun-1901: Story Paper Index (incomplete)
  15-Jun-1901 – 31-Dec-1927: Story Paper Index (incomplete)

#merges with The Triumph

Publishers

  Harmsworth; Amalgamated Press

Editors

  1901 – 1912: Hamilton Edwards [latterly editor-in-chief]
  c. 1910: Arthur Marshall
  c. 1912: Lewis Carlton
  1913: Hugh Tuite
  c. 1914: Arnold Panting
  1915 – 1916: Herbert A. Hinton
  1919 – 1921: Herbert A. Hinton
  1916 – 1919: Reginald T. Eves
  1921 – 1922?: W.R. Home-Gall
  ? – 1925: C.M. Down
  1925 – 1927: William Pike

Formats

  1895 – 1914: tabloid
  1914 – 1927: smaller size

Prices

  ½d (Jan-1895 - 8-Jun-1901); 1d (15-Jun-1901 - Oct-1922); 2d (Nov-1922 - Dec-1927)

Pagecounts

  16pp
  12pp
  Jan-1918 – Jun-1919: 8pp
  Jun-1919 – Oct-1922: 12pp
  Nov-1922 – Dec-1927: enlarged

Frequency

  weekly (every Wednesday)

Boys' Friend Library

Country: UK
Total Issues: 764+724=1488

Mostly reprinted (often revised) serials from various Amalgamated story papers but also contained occasional 80,000 word original novels.

Further Reading: Origins of the Boys' Friend Library by W.O.G. Lofts & Derek Adley (Privately published, 1987).

First series entitled Jack, Sam and Pete Library, 1-2; Boys' Friend Library, 3-764.

Second series entitled Boys' Friend Library, 1-700; then alternates between Bullseye Library, 701 (and all odd numbers to 723) and Knockout Library, 702 (and all even numbers to 724).

Issues & Index Sources

  Sep-1906 – 4-May-1925
  Jun-1925 – Jun-1940

#becomes "boysfrndlib2"

Publishers

  Amalgamated Press

Editors

  1906 – 1922: William H. Back
  1922 – 1925: John L. Garbutt
  c. 1915: William Gibbons (assistant editor)
  ?: Balfour Ritchie
  1925 – ?: John L. Garbutt
  ? – 1940: Percy A. Clarke

Prices

  1st series: 3d; 4d from 409; 2nd series: 4d

Pagecounts

  1st series: 148pp; 2nd series: 64pp; 96pp from 325

Frequency

  2 per month; 3 per month 27-38; 4 per month 39-54; 2 per month 55-66; 3 per month 67-348; 4 per month 349-420; 2 per month 421-430; 3 per month 431-445; 4 per month 446-569; 5 per month 570-644; 4 per month 645-764 & second series (1st of month; 1st Friday of month)

Related Sites

  Science Fiction Encyclopedia
   
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Boys' Fun

Country: UK
Total Issues: 25

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1952 – Dec-1954: Story Paper Index (Missing: #9, #10, #11, #24)
Publishers:   Gerald G. Swan
Pagecounts:   36pp
Frequency:   monthly


Boys' Graphic [1890]

Country: UK
Total Issues: 52+?=52+

Incorporates: Boyhood.

Issues & Index Sources

  8-Mar-1890 – ?

Publishers

  8-Mar-1890 – 28-Feb-1891: Popular Publishing Co. (Guy Rayner)
  7-Mar-1891 – ?: Hope Publishing Co.

Pagecounts

  16pp

Frequency

  weekly; monthly

Boys' Graphic [1902]

Country: UK
Total Issues: 10

Issues & Index Sources:  11-Oct-1902 – 13-Dec-1902
Publishers:   Charles Strong
Frequency:   weekly


Boys' Guide Philosopher and Friend

Country: UK
Total Issues: 19

Issues & Index Sources:  27-Oct-1888 – 2-Mar-1889
Publishers:   E.J. Brett
Frequency:   weekly


Boys' Half Holiday

Country: UK
Total Issues: 12

Reprints stories from The Boys' Standard. A supplement edition was given away with Boys' Leisure Hour.

Issues & Index Sources

  30-Apr-1887 – 17-Jul-1887

#merges with The Boys' Leisure Hour

Publishers

  Charles Fox, London

Frequency

  weekly

Boy's Halfpenny Journal of Miscellaneous and Entertaining Literature

see under The Halfpenny Journal

Boys' Halfpenny Paper

Country: UK

Issues & Index Sources:  30-Jul-1864 – ?
Publishers:   Maddick


Boys' Halfpenny Weekly Budget

Country: UK

Issues & Index Sources:  1870 – ?
Frequency:   weekly



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