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The Lakeside Library

Total Issues: 200

Issues & Index Sources:  1878 – 1880
Publishers:   Donnelly, Lloyd & Co.
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

The Lakeside Monthly

Total Issues: 57

Not much fiction at start but increased towards end; authors include James Grant Wilson; Francis E. Willard.

Vol. IV. has but five numbers instead of six, the number for Oct. '70 "having been burned in a printing office fire and never reprinted". The two succeeding issues of this volume (Nov. and. Dec.) are therefore numbered 22 and 23 instead of 23 and 24; the paging is also continuous from Sept. to Nov., jumping the October number altogether.

No. 28 (April '71) was never printed, owing to some change of proprietors. The folios are continuous in this volume (V.) from March to May.

Nos. 35 and 36 (Nov. and Dec.'71) were never printed, owing to the burning of Chicago in Oct.'71.

No. 60 (Dec.'73) was combined with Jan. '74 as a Double Holiday Number; hence No. 60 does not exist separately.

The last issue was No. 62 (Feb.'74).

Issues & Index Sources

  Jan-1869 – Dec-1870, as The Western Monthly: Index to Periodical Literature
  Jan-1871 – Feb-1874, as The Lakeside Monthly: Index to Periodical Literature


  Jan-1869 – Mar-1869: Reed & Tuttle
  Apr-1869 – Oct-1871: Reed, Browne & Co., No. 18 Tribune Building, Chicago, IL
  Jan-1872 – Sep-1872: University Publishing
  Oct-1872 – Apr-1873: J.J. Spalding
  May-1873 – Feb-1874: F.F. Browne


  Jan-1869 – Apr-1869: H.V. Reed
  May-1869 – Feb-1874: F.F. Browne





Lakewood Series

Total Issues: 26?

Issues & Index Sources

  Dec-1894 – 1897: Dime Novel Bibliography


  American Publishers Corporation, 310-318 Sixth Avenue, New York
  Lovell, Coryell & Company, 310-318 Sixth Avenue, New York
  United States Book Co., 310-318 Sixth Avenue, New York


  6 3/4 x 4 1/4"







Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Lambert's Monthly

Total Issues: 18

General fiction magazine with a wide range of second-rate material. Authors include George Manville Fenn, James Grant, Florence Marryat, L.T. Meade, Ouida, George R. Sims.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1890 – May-1891: Search & Research #2, 6-1974
Publishers:   F.J. Lambert, 21, 22, 23 & 24 Temple Chambers, London EC
Editors:   Sir Gilbert E. Campbell; later Philip May
Formats:   cheap newspulp
Prices:   1d
Pagecounts:   64pp
Frequency:   monthly
Sources:   The Age of the Storytellers


Total Issues: 23 (as at Oct-2018)

A quarterly magazine of dark fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-2012 – present: Science Fiction Index (Missing: any after Jun-2018)
Publishers:   Apokrupha
Editors:   Jacob Haddon
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Total Issues: 2

Issues & Index Sources:  Sep-1960 – Nov-1960
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Land and Sea Adventures

Total Issues: 4

Issues & Index Sources:  1900 – 1910
Publishers:   Stein
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Land & Water

Total Issues: 316

Land & Water has a complicated history: it first appeared on 27-Jun-1866 as a gentleman's country-life magazine and was merged with County Gentleman on 3-Jun-1905; it then started a separate life on 2-Jan-1915 even though the original was still shown as part of County Gentleman; it was then made official and started under a new publisher on 6-Jan-1916. Then, in 1920, it merged with The Field.

The new incarnation usually published one or two stories and on occasion a serial. Authors include Algernon Blackwood, Ernest Bramah, Alice Herbert, Katherine Rickford, Lord Dunsany, John Metcalfe ("The Bad Lands," 1920). Serials include "Greenmantle" John Buchan (1916), "The People of the Ruins" Shanks (1919-20).

Issues & Index Sources:  22-Aug-1914 – 16-Sep-1920: FictionMags Index (incomplete)
Editors:   Hilaire Belloc
Formats:   large newspaper format
Prices:   6d
Frequency:   weekly
Related Sites:   Wikipedia
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The Land of Sunshine

Subtitled "The Magazine of California and the West", featured some fiction.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1900s (FicMags: sample issues only)
Publishers:   The Land of Sunshine Publishing Co.
Editors:   Charles F. Lummis
Formats:   standard
Prices:   10c

The Lantern

Total Issues: 37

Issues & Index Sources:  Mar-1915 – Mar-1918: Index to (American) Little Magazines
Editors:   Theodore F. Bonnet & Edward F. O'Day
Frequency:   monthly

Lapham's Quarterly

A themed magazine which published some fiction in the Fall 2011 "Future" issue.

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 2008 – present: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
Editors:   Lewis H. Lapham
Frequency:   quarterly

(The) Lariat Story Magazine

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Lariat Western (Story Magazine)

Total Issues: 73?

Some issues featured two or three short stories, but many issues contained only a single novelette, most of which were by Australian authors.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1950s: Western Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Publishers:   Action Comics Pty. Ltd., 14 Bond Street, Sydney; later at 153 Walker Street, North Sydney
Formats:   digest
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The Lark

Issues & Index Sources:  May-1895 – Apr-1897
Publishers:   Gelett Burgess
Editors:   Gelett Burgess (assisted by Bruce Porter on first two issues)
Frequency:   monthly plus a final issue #25, May-1897, called The Epi-Lark

Larry Dexter Series

Total Issues: 8

Issues & Index Sources:  1926
Publishers:   Garden City
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Laser & Sword Magazine

Small press magazine available in print or download, with an annual print compilation.

Issues & Index Sources:  Winter 2008 – Dec-2011
Editors:   Adam Graham, Boise, Idaho

Last Wave

Total Issues: 5

Semi-professional magazine.

Issues & Index Sources:  Oct-1983 – Winter 1986: Science Fiction Index
Publishers:   Scott Edelman
Editors:   Scott Edelman
Formats:   quarto format (last issue digest)
Prices:   $2.50 (last issue $3)
Pagecounts:   44pp (last issue 96pp)
Related Sites:   Science Fiction Encyclopedia
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