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Boys' Popular Weekly

Total Issues: 41

Issues & Index Sources

  21-Apr-1888 – 19-Jan-1889

#becomes Boys of the Isles

Publishers

  Popular Publishing Co. (Guy Rayner)

Frequency

  weekly

The Boys' Realm

Total Issues: 721+432+80+2=1235

Popular boys' story paper companion to The Boys' Friend and The Boys' Herald with many of the same authors. Had a companion Boys' Realm Football (and Sports) Library from 1909 - 1915 (299 issues).

Incorporates: Pluck from 25-Mar-1916 (Gifford)

Issues & Index Sources

  14-Jun-1902 – 1-Apr-1916
  5-Apr-1919 – ?: Story Paper Index (incomplete)
  ? – 3-Oct-1925, as The Boys' Realm of Sport and Adventure: Story Paper Index (incomplete)
  10-Oct-1925 – 16-Jul-1927, as The Boys' Realm of Sporting Stories: Story Paper Index (incomplete)
  23-Jul-1927 – 26-Jan-1929, as Boys' Realm of Sport and Adventure
  2-Feb-1929 – 9-Feb-1929, as Boys' Realm of Fun and Fiction

#becomes Realm of Fun and Fiction

Publishers

  Harmsworth; Amalgamated Press

Editors

  1902 – 1912: Hamilton Edwards (Editor-in-Chief)
  1912 – 1916: William H. Back (Editor-in-Chief)
  c. 1902: Gilbert Floyd
  c. 1910 – 1911: Rex Haydon
  c. 1915: Thomas Burke
  1919 – 1922: John Nix Pentalow
  1922 – 1924: W. George Wright
  1922 – 1924: G. Cecil Graveley (assistant)
  ?: Stan Boddington (assistant)
  ?: R.C. Hewitt (assistant)
  ?: Maurice Nutbrown (assistant)
  1922 – 1923: Cecil Adamson (junior editor)

Formats

  tabloid

Pagecounts

  14-Jun-1902 – 25-Mar-1916: 16pp
  23-Jul-1927 – 9-Feb-1929: 28pp

Frequency

  weekly

Boys' Realm Football Library

Total Issues: 299

Announced in #299 that from the following week it would be replaced by the Nelson Lee Library. Entitled Boys' Realm Football Library, 1-79; Boys' Realm Sports Library, 80-131; Sports Library, 132-299. Incorporates: Empire Library

Issues & Index Sources

  18-Sep-1909 – 5-Jun-1915

#becomes Nelson Lee Library (Original Series)

Publishers

  Amalgamated Press, Fleetway House

Editors

  John Nix Pentalow

Prices

  1d/

Pagecounts

  20pp

Frequency

  weekly

Boys' Realm of Fun and Fiction

see under The Boys' Realm

Boys' Realm of Sport and Adventure

see under The Boys' Realm

Boys' Realm Sports Library

see under Boys' Realm Football Library

Boys' S.O.S. Library

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s
Publishers:   Thomas Publications
Pagecounts:   44pp

The Boys' Standard

Total Issues: 288+580=868

All stories anonymous; authors include E. Harcourt Burrage. Incorporates: Boys' Champion Journal

Issues & Index Sources

  6-Nov-1875 – 7-May-1881: Story Paper Index (sample issues only)
  14-May-1881 – 18-Jun-1892: Story Paper Index (sample issues only)

Publishers

  Lucas; Charles Fox

Editors

  Charles Fox

Formats

  large tabloid (folio)

Pagecounts

  16pp

Frequency

  weekly

Boys' Star

Total Issues: 24

Incorporates: Boys' Peep Show from 26-Mar-1902

Issues & Index Sources

  3-Feb-1902 – 15-Jul-1902

#becomes Boys' Star Library

Publishers

  Charles Strong, 167 Strand, London W.C.

Formats

  tabloid

Prices

  1d

Pagecounts

  16pp

Frequency

  weekly

The Boys' Star Library [1887]

Total Issues: 379

Issues & Index Sources:  11-Jul-1887 – 22-May-1896: Dime Novel Bibliography
Publishers:   Frank Tousey, NY
Pagecounts:   32pp
Frequency:   weekly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Boys' Star Library [1891]

Total Issues: 12

Issues & Index Sources:  1891
Publishers:   Best for Boys
Frequency:   monthly

Boys' Star Library [1902]

Total Issues: 20

Issues & Index Sources:  22-Jul-1902 – 23-Sep-1902
Publishers:   Charles Strong
Formats:   tabloid
Pagecounts:   16pp
Frequency:   weekly

Boys' Stories of Adventure and Daring

Total Issues: 44

Issues & Index Sources:  27-Mar-1898 – 23-Jan-1899
Publishers:   T.H. Roberts (Note: Gifford gives Lucas)
Formats:   pocket size
Pagecounts:   32pp
Frequency:   weekly

Boys' Story Teller

Total Issues: 6

Issues & Index Sources:  4-May-1897 – 8-Jun-1897
Publishers:   W.M. Stevens
Frequency:   weekly

Boys' Sunday Monthly

Religious paper

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1897 – ?
Publishers:   Religious Tract Society
Pagecounts:   24
Frequency:   monthly

The Boys' Sunday Reader

Total Issues: 52+52=104

An undistinguished imitative boys' weekly; may have continued as The Boys' Weekly Reader Novelette, as Waite thinks it ran for 5 years.

aka Boys' Weekly Revue

Issues & Index Sources

  8-Jan-1879 – 31-Dec-1879
  7-Jan-1880 – 29-Dec-1880, as The Boys' Weekly Reader

Publishers

  E.J. Brett

Formats

  large quarto

Pagecounts

  16pp

Frequency

  weekly

Boys' Thrill Library

Published by E.R. Home-Gall to feature his own stories about "The Human Bat".

Issues & Index Sources:  1949 – 1950: Story Paper Index (sample issue only)
Publishers:   Panmure Publications
Frequency:   monthly (?)

Boys' Torch Adventure Library

Total Issues: 92

"Religious based publication, issued in London under a variant imprint of the S.P.C.K. It's policy was "to tell of men of other lands and races... and help to build up international goodwill and mutual understanding". Each issue contains an approx. 10,000 word missionary adventure story for boys. The authors published in the series include Major J.T. Gorman, Leslie Duncan, William G. Sewell, D. Pocock, M.I. Bauman, and W.J. May." (John Eggeling) A selection of stories from the series appeared as The Prisoner of the Ruin and Other Tales (London, Shellow Press, 1933).

Issues & Index Sources:  1928 – 1936
Publishers:   Edinburgh House Press
Formats:   5" x 7"
Prices:   2d
Pagecounts:   32pp
Frequency:   monthly

Boys' War News

Total Issues: 2

Issues & Index Sources:  2-Dec-1899 – 9-Dec-1899
Publishers:   Crown
Formats:   tabloid
Frequency:   weekly


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