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The Rotarian

Official magazine of Rotary International. Has published some fiction. Initially titled The National Rotarian.

Issues & Index Sources:  Jan-1911 – present: FictionMags Index (partial issues only)
Publishers:   Rotary International

The Rough Rider Weekly

Total Issues: 78+97=175

Dime novel series containing primarily stories of the contemporary west.

Issues & Index Sources

  23-Apr-1904 – 14-Oct-1905, as The Young Rough Riders Weekly
  21-Oct-1905 – 24-Aug-1907, as The Rough Rider Weekly


  Street & Smith


  8½" x 11"





Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Round the World Library

Total Issues: 182

Issues & Index Sources:  1925 – 1931
Publishers:   Street & Smith (New York)
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

The Round-Up

Total Issues: 1

Issues & Index Sources:  Apr-1922: Western Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Publishers:   Readers' Publishing Corp. (Clayton Magazines)
Formats:   standard pulp
Sources:   The Adventure House Guide to the Pulps, Ultimate Guide to the Pulps
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Roundup (Canada)

Total Issues: 1?

Issues & Index Sources:  Nov-1946: Western Fiction Index
Publishers:   Universal Publishing Company, 140 King Street West, Canada
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Round-Up Magazine (UK)

Total Issues: 4

Only the first issue has been seen, and that contains only a novel by John Theydon. The other three listed on back of issue 1 as "forthcoming", but may not have appeared.

May be the same as Round-Up Western from the Magazine Fiction Group and/or may actually be titled Round-Up Library.

Issues & Index Sources:  in 1940s: Western Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Publishers:   The City Libraries, 337 Victoria Road, Glasgow
Prices:   1/-
Pagecounts:   98pp
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Round-Up Western

Not seen, but advertised in an issue of Real FBI Detective Case Stories. May be the same as Round-Up Magazine from The City Libraries.

Issues & Index Sources:  c. 1949: Western Fiction Index (Missing: all issues)
Publishers:   Magazine Fiction Group, Cartoon Art Productions, 333 Victoria Road, Glasgow S2
Formats:   standard pulp
Prices:   1/-
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Routledge's Christmas Annual

An annual which published some supernatural tales by Amelia B. Edwards and others. The issues varied between story collections and novels and were somewhat erratically numbered/named/dated. Issues known are:

- Christmas 1867, dated 1866, titled "Mixed Sweets" - Christmas 1867, dated 1867, titled "On the Cards" - Christmas 1868, dated 1868, titled "First Class" - Christmas 1869, dated 1869, no title - Christmas 1870, dated 1870, no title - Christmas 1871, dated 1872, no title - Christmas 1872, dated 1873, no title - Christmas 1873, dated 1873, no title - Christmas 1876, dated 1876, no title - Christmas 1879, dated 1879, no title

Issues & Index Sources:  1866 – 1879?: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
Publishers:   Routledge
Frequency:   annual


Total Issues: 2481

Boys' story paper. Incorporates: Wizard from 23-Nov-1963 Incorporated into Wizard (comic). Further Reading: The Rover Index by Colin Morgan (Golden Fun, 1982).

Issues & Index Sources

  4-Mar-1922 – 14-Jan-1961
  21-Jan-1961 – 12-Oct-1963, as Rover and Adventure
  19-Oct-1963 – 16-Nov-1963, as Rover
  23-Nov-1963 – 9-Aug-1969, as Rover and Wizard
  16-Aug-1969 – 13-Jan-1973, as Rover


  D.C. Thomson, 12 Fetter Lane, London E.C.4


  c. 1922: R.D. Low
  c. 1940: John Low
  1924 – 1928: William Blaine [Assistant Editor]


  2d; 3d from 1369


  28pp; 20pp; 16pp; 12pp


  weekly; fortnightly
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Total Issues: 54+6=60

"Described as "for young British Manhood". It was edited by A.L. Haydon of the Boy's Own Paper. It had similar stories and articles to those which appeared in The Scout." (W.O.G. Lofts)

The final issue announced "Owing to decreased circulation during the summer months, the publisher has decided to suspend publication of any further issues of Rovering. The competition in this number is cancelled."

Issues & Index Sources

  22-Mar-1924 – 28-Mar-1925
  4-Apr-1925 – 9-May-1925


  The Religious Tract Society, 4 Bouverie St., London EC4


  A.L. Haydon; G.R. Pocklington from #54



The Rover's Log

Total Issues: 59

Issues & Index Sources:  11-Mar-1872 – 12-Apr-1873
Publishers:   W.L. & G. Emmett (Note: Gifford gives Charles Fox)
Pagecounts:   12pp
Frequency:   weekly

The Rovers of the Sea

Total Issues: 61

Issues & Index Sources:  11-Mar-1872 – 28-Apr-1873
Publishers:   E.J. Brett
Pagecounts:   8pp
Frequency:   weekly

The Royal Magazine

Total Issues: 385+18+31+6+51=491

The first issue states that the initial print order for The Royal was one million copies, the total of which weighed nearly 300 tons and stood nearly 5 miles high. Published first stories by William Hope Hodgson (1904) and Sax Rohmer (1905); other authors include Baroness Orczy, M.P. Shiel.

Issues & Index Sources

  Nov-1898 – Nov-1930: FictionMags Index (sample issues only)
  Dec-1930 – May-1932, as The New Royal Magazine
  Jun-1932 – Dec-1934, as The Royal Pictorial: FictionMags Index (sample issue only)
  Jan-1935 – Jun-1935, as The Royal Screen Pictorial
  Jul-1935 – Sep-1939, as The Screen Pictorial


  C. Arthur Pearson, London


  Nov-1898 – Apr-1901: Peter Keary
  May-1901 – Dec-1911: Percy Everett
  Jan-1912 – Jun-1927: F.E. Baily
  Jul-1927 – May-1932: R. Stuart Macrae
  Jun-1932 – Dec-1934: John Reed Wade
  Jan-1935 – 1937: William J. Makin
  1937 – Sep-1939: David Chancellor


  Nov-1898 – Nov-1930: standard on coated stock (Strand imitation)
  Dec-1930 – Sep-1939: large flat slick



Sources:   The Age of the Storytellers
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The Royal Novelette

Issues & Index Sources:  1898?
Publishers:   Harry Shurey
Editors:   Charles Shurey
Formats:   large tabloid (folio)

Royal Series [1898]

Total Issues: 125

Issues & Index Sources:  1898
Publishers:   George Munro
Sources:   Dime Novel Bibliography

Royal Series [1900]

Total Issues: 145

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

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