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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


  E.J. Brett


  large quarto





Boys' Thrill Library

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

Issues & Index Sources:  1949 – 1950: FictionMags 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

Boys' War Weekly

see under Dreadnought

Boys' Weekly

Total Issues: 20

Issues & Index Sources:  3-May-1919 – 13-Sep-1919
Publishers:   James Henderson, Red Lion Court, London E.C.
Formats:   tabloid
Prices:   1½d
Pagecounts:   8pp
Frequency:   weekly (every Tuesday)

Boys' Weekly Magazine

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  23-Nov-1867
Publishers:   13 Paternoster Road

The Boys' Weekly Novelette

Total Issues: 169

Issues & Index Sources:  28-Jun-1892 – 14-Sep-1895
Publishers:   Charles Fox
Formats:   small tabloid (quarto)
Pagecounts:   16pp
Frequency:   weekly

The Boys' Weekly Reader

see under The Boys' Sunday Reader

Boys' Weekly Reader Novelette

Total Issues: 676

Ran an original and complete story ever week; may be a continuation of The Boys' Weekly Reader.

Issues & Index Sources:  28-Nov-1853 – 1-Apr-1884
Publishers:   Charles Fox
Formats:   large digest (octavo)
Pagecounts:   24pp
Frequency:   weekly

Boys' Weekly Revue

see under The Boys' Sunday Reader

Boy's Welcome

Total Issues: 1

"Aldine's poor attempt to start a new paper had one complete story entitled "Gwenneth's Choice", a very dull, dreary story. Only one issue appeared. Issued at the same time as Our Boys which also ran for one issue." (W.O.G. Lofts)

Issues & Index Sources:  21-Jul-1897: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Aldine Publishing Co.

Boys' Wonder Book

Total Issues: 6

Reissued in bound form as Boys' Wonder Book: An Illustrated Magazine of Wonder and Amusement (1867).

Issues & Index Sources:  1865 – 1866
Publishers:   Charles Griffin & Co. (Gifford gives Griffiths)
Editors:   Dr. Primrose
Formats:   demy octavo
Pagecounts:   80pp
Frequency:   monthly?

Boys' Wonder Library

Total Issues: 26

Issues & Index Sources:  30-Jul-1932 – Jul-1933: FictionMags Index
Publishers:   Amalgamated Press
Editors:   Ernest L. McKeag
Formats:   6½" x 4½"
Prices:   2d
Pagecounts:   64pp+
Frequency:   2 per month

The Boys' World [1879]

Total Issues: 404

Circulation reached 50,000 copies per week in 1882. Incorporates: (Gifford: Champion Journal for Boys from 1880?); Our Boys' Paper from 7-Feb-1883

Issues & Index Sources:  12-Apr-1879 – 27-Dec-1886
Publishers:   Ralph Rollington
Editors:   Ralph Rollington (W. Allingham).
Pagecounts:   16pp; larger size from around issue 100
Frequency:   weekly

The Boys' World [1885]

Total Issues: 18

A boys' magazine run almost entirely by White; he sold the title to Munsey and it was absorbed into The Golden Argosy.

Issues & Index Sources:  Dec-1885 – May-1887
Publishers:   Boys' World
Editors:   Matthew White, Jr.
Formats:   tabloid
Prices:   5c
Pagecounts:   8pp (rising to 16pp)
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Boys' World [1905]

Total Issues: 41

Issues & Index Sources

  30-May-1905 – 6-Mar-1906

#becomes New Boys' World




  tabloid (large quarto)





The Boys' World [1940s]

American religious comic featuring the "Tullus" strip. Merged into Sunday Pix in May 1949.

Issues & Index Sources:  5-Apr-1902 – 24-Apr-1949
Publishers:   David C. Cook Publishing, Elgin, Illinois USA

Boys' World [1950]

Total Issues: 17

Hansom Books was run by a gentleman who signed himself Reg. Sheath (Greyhound Owner). Incorporated: Boys' Life from 13 (Note: Was a phantom title 'incorporated' to safeguard copyright)

Issues & Index Sources:  2-Mar-1950 – 12-Oct-1950
Publishers:   Sport-in-Print Ltd., 132 Fleet Street, E.C.4; Hansom Books from 7 (?or 8)
Editors:   Basil Storey
Pagecounts:   16pp
Frequency:   Fortnightly (every other Thursday)

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