Tuesday, March 31, 2009

Worst Newspaper in England

“THE WORST NEWSPAPER IN ENGLAND” an Interview with the Proprietor of the “POLICE NEWS.” Pall Mall Gazette 23 Nov 1886.

On perceiving that the readers of the Pall Mall Gazette who express their opinions on current topics through the medium of our Prize Puzzle Column had voted the Police News to be the “worst English newspaper,” one of our representatives betook himself to the office of the journal which has required so unique a distinction, in order to learn something as to its character, career, and circulation, and to discover what points its conductors could plead in defence of the publication. He was without delay introduced to the proprietor, Mr. George Purkess, who received the “verdict of the jury” with great good temper, not to say complacency, readily answered when put to the question, and urbanely volunteered much interesting information as to the history and position of his illustrated weekly calendar of crimes, casualties, and curious incidents.


The office of the Police News (writes our representative) is situated in “the neck” of the Strand, and the presence of a small crowd, gathered in front of the pictorial placard (really the first page of the paper) descriptive of the new issue, caused it to be “spotted” yards away. The premises are not of the princely and palatial order. A small shop, in fact, does duty as a publishing office, and the editorial rooms on the upper floors are diminutive and dark, and certainly, late on a wet November afternoon, also somewhat dismal. The proprietor’s apartment is three parts office and one part sitting room. On the desk lie copies of Truth and Punch, while on the walls are a number of coloured pictures mostly identified in some way with the Police News. There are several sketches which have been given away with Christmas numbers of the paper -- for the Police News has invariably a Christmas supplement, devoted entirely (“for this occasion only”) to pity, charity, and love, with a slight admixture of mild humour. The proprietor is most enamoured of “The Clown in Love,” by one De Vochie, which was given away with the Christmas Extra for 1884. There are also excellent portraits of Gladstone and Disraeli, which have been issued with the paper at different times. The most interesting picture is a coloured illustration of “The crowd outside the office of the Police News,” from a volume entitled “London Sights.” The proprietor himself is a stout, comfortable- looking man of middle age, medium height, and dark complexion. He has just sold “a pretty house” by the Thames, and confesses that he “would be telling a lie” if he did not acknowledge that good fortune had been meted out to him in very generous measure.


The Police News has long passed its majority, having been founded in 1863. It was originally published by Mr. Lee and Bulpin, who, after the lapse of two or three years, sold it to Mr. Purkess, who, as one of a family of publishers, had conceived that there was a “good thing” in it. Messrs. Lee and Bulpin, by the way, subsequently sought to establish a similar paper in the United States, but without success. Mr. Purkess possesses the file of his journal which was prepared by the late Mr. Charles Reade, who once wrote him a letter complimenting him on the paper. These volumes were indexed in a marvellous manner by Mr. Reade; in one instance there were as many as thirty-six pages of index. Mr. Purkess obtained the file for ten guineas. The Police News is a paper of four pages, about the size of a morning journal; the price a penny. The first page only is devoted to pictorial blocks. The remaining three pages are devoted principally to articles descriptive of the leading murders, suicides, offences, and casualties of the week. There is usually, besides, a brief “leading article” on some current topic of general interest, and there is a column of “Passing Notes” on events outside the region of police and law. In the issue of 30th ult. the Collins-Gosse controversy is alluded to, and literary “log-rolling” denounced; while a note on the death of Archer, in last weeks number, winds up thus: “We have clearly not much reason to boast of the taste or intelligence of a generation which makes heroes of mere horse-riders.” The staff -- an editor and sub-editor -- cut the bulk of the contents of the paper from the daily journals, and it is cast together with scarcely an attempt at an attractive arrangement. The illustrations on the front page are for the most part vivid representations of tragedies and horrors of all kinds. These are vividly portrayed and strikingly executed. Here are the titles of the illustrations that have appeared in the last five weeks: “Tragic Occurrence in the Borough,” “For Heaven’s Sake, stop and hear the Matter Explained,” with the reply “Never Mind, my dear Brother, the ‘Matter’ explains itself,” “Suicide in a Railway Carriage,” “Desperate Encounter between English and French Fishermen at Ramsgate,” “Gored to Death by a Bull,” “Fatal Accident at the Toxteth Workhouse,” “Suicide and Murder of Four Children at Fulham,” (several sketches), “The Girl in Boy’s Clothes,” (several sketches), “The Affray at Gerard’s Cross, Slough,” “Stabbing a Performing Bear,” “Shocking Discovery at Lambeth,” “Burned to Death through Reading in Bed,” “The Irish Poisoning Case,” “A Lunatic Baited by a Mob,” (several sketches), “A Runaway Horse in the City,” “Fatal Occurrence at Shadwell,” “Extraordinary Suicide,” “The Burglary at the Residence of the Comte de Paris,” “Fatal Gun Accident,” “Savage Assault,” “Double Murder at Lytham,” “Shocking Tragedy in Bloomsbury,” “Thief Captured by a Cabman,” “Suicide of a Woman at Islington,” “Tragic Murder at Paris: a Desperate Death-struggle,” “Sad Death at Bowes Park,” “The Late Fred Archer, Champion Jockey: Portrait and Scenes,” “Fatal Fire at Ramsgate, Loss of Five Lives,” “Wife Murder at Norwich.” Mr. Purkess assured me that he has half-a-dozen artists on his staff in London; and he produced a book containing the names and addresses of from seventy to a hundred artists in various parts of the country whom he employs on occasion. Whatever else his journal may be, Mr. Purkess claims credit for the fact that it is “the cleanest paper in the country,” bar none. He stated that he never permits to appear such pictures as disgrace the pages of the notorious New York Police Gazette, which was lying on a chair in the editor’s room; and he declared that even reports of indecent assault cases are rigorously excluded from the columns of the Police News. An examination of the last five issues discloses two cases of an indelicate nature, not to mention Divorce Court cases; but so far as can be determined by an inspection of these last numbers, Mr. Purkess’s paper is certainly freer than the ordinary daily and weekly journals from reports of the character described. This favourable impression, however, is scarcely strengthened when our glance is extended to the advertisement columns.


“I acknowledge it to be a sensational newspaper,” said Mr. Purkess, in reply to a question in which the reputation acquired by the journal was suggested, “but we are also credited with giving the best portraits published by any journal, not excluding the Illustrated London News and the Graphic. We take great trouble and incur considerable expense to secure good portraits. While I have given as low as sixpence, I have paid as high as £50 for a portrait. The £50 was paid for Wainwright’s portrait: only one man possessed it, and unfortunately I went to him, instead of allowing him to come to me. Mr. Plimsoll, I remember, wrote me cordially thanking us for an admirable portrait of himself which we had published. I know there exists a popular impression that our illustrations are largely imaginative, but as a matter of fact we are continually striving after accuracy of delineation. If a tragedy were to occur in London to-day, we would send an artist straightway to the scene; should a terrible murder or extraordinary incident be reported from the country, we would at once dispatch a telegram to one of the artists whose names are in the book I have shown to you, or, if we are not acquainted with an artist in the locality, we would advise a newsagent to instruct one on our behalf. Often artists will send up sketches without previous communication of any kind; sometimes they will warn us by telegram to expect a sketch. The artist of course always endeavours to get a view of the scene of the tragedy, outrage, suicide, or accident, and we always give a picture of the house in which the inquest is held; but naturally, in sketches of this kind, from the very character of the incident, the imagination must be given some freedom. Our artists always try to obtain portraits of the actors in the scenes which they depict, but when these cannot be had they are driven to work upon verbal or written descriptions of the persons portrayed. If people would only think of it, they would instantly perceive that the accuracy of our illustrations is one of the secrets of our success. We always have a large sale in the district of the tragedy, incident, or casualty which we illustrate, which is the best proof of the honesty of our drawings. Our principal blocks this week, for instance, relate to Archer; the sketches were done by an artist whom I specially sent down to Newmarket. The blocks ordinarily take forty-eight hours, but often they are finished in twenty-four, and sometimes, as in the case of the fire at Newmarket, published in this week’s issue, they are done in twelve hours. I believe that our sketches cost me something like £200 to £300 a year. Whenever I see a good thing I never stand on terms.” “I suppose the high-class illustrated journals look down upon you with contempt?” “Oh, there is a sort of jealousy on their part.”


The paper is printed on the Tuesday under Saturday’s date. On the Wednesdays it is sent to the country, on Thursdays it is despatched to town agents. It is printed on the flat, from six stereo formes. The machines are kept at work until the Saturday, in order that whatever demand may exist may be adequately met. Six thousand pictorial placards are printed every week, 3000 of which are sent to agents in direct communication with the publisher’s office. Smith and Son send out the paper to agents whom they supply with other periodicals; but they do not show it on their stalls, and Mr. Purkess has not cared to open a hopeless controversy by asking them to do so. The wholesale price is 1s. 5d. For a quire of 26; the price of other journals is 1s. 4d. Per quire. “Our independent position enables us to demand higher terms,” explains Mr. Purkess. The paper is most highly circulated in Manchester and Liverpool; Birmingham and the Black Country stand next; then Scotland (Glasgow and Edinburgh) and the North of England about rank together in appreciation of the journal; the London circulation is only about one-eighth of the entire issue. The lowest weekly circulation ranges from 150,000 to 200,000 copies; it often runs much higher; and it has two or three times reached the enormous number of 600,000, as when the cases of Wainwright and Peace excited popular interest. The sale over the Bartlett case was not so good as usual, although Mr. Purkess declares that they had “some magnificent portraits.” He never seeks advertisements, but he generally has a column or two, for which he gets £20 a column. “People run away with the idea that the circulation lies entirely among the lower classes, but that is somewhat of a mistake. I have had even the name of a dowager-marchionesss on my subscription list; an earl has written me for a ‘Life of Calcraft,’ and I have a number of letters from reverend gentlemen asking for copies. The police are also purchasers of the paper. The police lend our staff every assistance; yes, even the higher officers. That, I suppose, is on account of the goodness of our portraits. My artists get into every court; for example, next week’s number will contain excellent portraits of Miss Scott and Mr. Sebright, taken in the Divorce Court. The paper, in fact, is found all over the world. Recently Mr. Du Val, the entertainer, sent me a copy which he had picked up in Hyderabad, where it was presented with a pair of slippers. There have been some half-dozen unsuccessful attempts to start rival journals; £20,000 or £30,000 must have been squandered in these fruitless efforts. I don’t advertise nor send out placards; people buy it for what it is worth; it seems to sell for some reason. Unless it had merit, it could never have lived.”


“Now, Mr. Purkess, I dare say you know what people say about your paper -- that it is a bad paper, which encourages the commission of crime, and generally tends to the demoralization of the people into whose hands it falls. What have you to say in answer to statements of that kind?” “Yes, I know the people talk in that sort of way,” replied Mr. Purkess, “but they are decidedly in error. We cannot get out of the fact that the paper is sensational, but still, barring the sensational illustrations, there is nothing in the paper to which objection can reasonably be taken. And as to the illustrations, why the Illustrated London News and the Graphic now publish portraits of criminals and scenes of criminality, which they did not formerly do. If such a policy is not bad for them, it cannot be bad for me.” “But, Mr. Purkess, the fact that they have become black would not make you white; and the popular impression is that your paper makes for criminality, that many of your patrons are apt to believe that they will have attained to the heights of heroism and glorification when their portrait appears in the Police News.” “Certainly not,” answered the proprietor, “it rather tends to prevent crime. Ten years ago, a murderer said to his friends, ‘If you would do me a service, keep my portrait out of the Police News.’ People really don’t like to have their portraits in the paper, and a prisoner will try all he can, by making a wry face or otherwise, to prevent my artists from securing a good portrait. As to the illustration of crime, what do Miss Braddon and other novelists do? Don’t they illustrate crime?” “Has the Police News ever led to the discovery of any crime?” “No, I can’t say that.” “But you say that, instead of being a standing incitement to crime, it rather elevates those who patronise it, and is really an encouragement to a good life?” “I won’t say it elevates them, but it does not add to the criminality of the country -- in fact it is a distinct deterrent to crime, because it warns people of the horrors of crime, and the results following upon the commission thereof.” “I know what people say,” concluded Mr. Purkess, ‘but as I replied to a friend who asked me why I did not produce some other paper than the Police News, ‘We can’t all have Timeses and Telegraphs, and if we can’t have the Telegraph or the Times, we must put up with the Police News.’”



We regret to announce that Mr. George Purkess, proprietor of the Family Doctor and this journal, died on Saturday morning at his residence in Avenue-road, Regent’s Park, from tuberculosis. A few weeks ago he underwent an operation, and was thought to be going on well. As late as Friday afternoon he was visited by his old friend, Mr. Arthur Swanborough, manager of the Royal Music Hall. Deceased was highly esteemed by a large circle of friends. Dec 7, 1892 IPN

The funeral of Mr. George Purkess, the late proprietor of the Family Doctor and of the well-known periodical familiarly known as the Police News took place on Thursday at Highgate Cemetary. Mr. Purkess was a Freemason and a liberal contributor to various funds. - Dec 17, 1892

Sunday, March 29, 2009

Defense of the Detective Story

Arthur B. Reeve (1880-1936) creator of Craig Kennedy, Scientific Detective, defends the detective story with side glances at Poe, Gaboriau and Harlan P. Halsey.

Friday, March 27, 2009

Comic Advertising: Flatfoot and Flapjacks

Probably the most unusual pairing of fictional characters in advertising history.

Penny Bibliography

*Updated. With the recent digitisation of newspapers I have been able to refine the dates, often surprising myself when what I figured to be first publishing dates I found to be all wrong. This bibliography covers crime periodicals, comic journals and penny dreadfuls from 1621 to 1903, mostly based on advertisements and personal perusal of the works cited. Occasionally a periodical is mentioned, such as Barnard Gregory’s Satirist, that falls outside the penny/twopenny price. These are included because of the connections between Gregory and penny publishing, in particular his editorship of the Penny Satirist published by Benjamin Davy Cousins. Others, especially in the early days cost more than a penny but are included for various reasons. Pierce Egan's Tom and Jerry for instance was reprinted in penny broadsheets and influenced both high (Dickens) and low (penny dreadful authors.)

Needless to say this is a work in progress (unedited -- warts and all) and will be updated periodically.

“But if the Court is determined to confirm the conviction, then I here unhesitatingly declare, that I will set the law at defiance; - that law which the present Attorney-general himself declared was so odious - so iniquitous - so tyrannical , that it never could be carried into effect without holding “a dagger at the throat, and wresting the pen from the hand of every man who could write;” and yet the representative of the very man who used these words is now holding a dagger at my throat, but he shall strike it in before he wrests the pen from my hand, or prevents me from publishing a penny paper for the people every week, which I will do in defiance of this odious law, be the consequences what they may.” -- Henry Hetherington, Saturday, July 9, 1831. Quoted in The Poor Man’s Guardian. Established Contrary to “Law” To Try The Power of “Might” Against “Right.” ‘Knowledge Is Power’ ‘Liberty of the Press.’


1621 *The Triumphs of God’s Revenge against the Crying and Execrable Sin of Murder* London. “There were five subsequent parts; all six were printed together in folio in 1635; and there was a reprint, with additions, in 1679.- M.” The Collected Writings of Thomas De Quincey. Vol. XIII, Tales and Prose Phantasies. By David Masson. London : A. & C. Black, Soho Square, 1897. “Murder as one of the Fine Arts.” Footnote page 56.

2) God's Revenge For Murder, The Triumphs of God's Revenge Against the Crying and Execrable Sin of Murther, Expressed in thirty several Tragicall Histories (digested into Six Books) which contain great variety of mournful and memorable Accidents, Amorous, Moral, and Divine. Printed by Sarah Griffin for William Lee, and are to be sold at this Shop in Fleet-street, at the sign of the Turks-Head, near the Mitre-Tavern. 1656.

3) The Triumphs of God’s Revenge against the Crying and Execrable Sinne of (wilful and Premeditated) Murther. With His Miraculous Discoveries, and Severe Punishments thereof. In Thirty several Tragical Histories. ( Digested into six Books) committed in divers Countreys beyond the Seas, Never Published in any other Language. With engraved title-page by Io : Payne, in compartments, depicting a hanging, execution, breaking on the wheel, burning, duel, etc., and upwards of 30 further engravings in compartments at the head of each history, representing murders, duels, etc. The Third Edition, whereunto are added the lively Pourtraictures of the several persons, etc. London : Sara Griffin, for William Lee, 1657

4) God’s Revenge against Murder. With engraved frontispiece by I. Carwitham and numerous plates representing murders, etc. The Eighth Edition. London : For T. Read, 1740.

1698 *The London Spy* by the author of “A Trip To Jamaica,” (Ned Ward.) November 1698-May 1700. 18 Monthly Nos.

1754*The Adventures of William Bradshaw, Commonly Called Devil Dick* Noted in Victorian Prelude, Maurice James Quinlan, 1904 and sourced to Francis Place. "...lying, cheating, robbery and debauchery."

1771*The Life and Extraordinary Adventures, the Perils and Critical Escapes, of Timothy Ginnadrake, that Child of checquer‘d Fortune* By Francis Fleming. 3 volumes with 2 portraits. Bath, R. Crutwell.

1774*Genuine account of the Life, Robberies, Trial and Execution, of William Hawke, call'd the Flying Highwayman. Who was executed at Tyburn, July the First, 1774. Containing His Birth and Education. His numerous Robberries; both as a Footpad, and on the Highway. His Generosity to Persons in Distress: His Flight to France, with his Character of that Country and People. His Transportation to America, and quick Return. His escape out of Tothill-Fields Bridewell. His Battle with Captain Cunningham and Mr. Hart. The Manner of his Apprehension, with his desperate Resistance. His Behaviour to his Friends, and particular Regard to his Wife. His Behaviour under Sentence of Death in Newgate, &c.* MDCCLXXIV.

c. 1802 *Phantasmagoria ; or, the Development of Magical Deception* Tegg.

1802 *The Secret Oath; or, the Blood-Stained Dagger* with a frontispiece. London : Hurst.

1809 *The Chamber of Death; or, the Fate of Rosario. An Historical Romance of the Sixteenth Century. * By Orlando. Minerva Press. 2 Vols.

1811 *The Spirit of “The Book;” or, Memoirs of Caroline Princess of Hasburgh, A Political and Amatory Romance* In Three Volumes. Edited by Thomas Ashe, Esq. ‘“The Book”---Any persons having in their possession a CERTAIN BOOK, printed by Mr. Edwards in 1807, but never published, with W. Lindsell’s Name as the Seller of the same on the Title Page, and will bring it to W. Lindsell, Bookseller, Wimpole-Street, will receive a handsome Gratuity. -TIMES Paper, 27 March 1809.’ Printed and Published by Allen & Co. No. 15, Paternoster-Row.

1815 *The Criminal records of Highwaymen, etc., containing the Lives of Dick Turpin, Galloping Dick, Jenny Diver, Jack Sheppard, George Barrington, etc.* No Other Information.

1817 *The Adventures of a Post Captain* London : Johnston, 1817. Attributed to Jack Mitford.

1820*Life in London: or, the Day and Night Scenes of Jerry Hawthorn, Esq., and His Elegant Friend Corinthian Tom, Accompanied by Bob Logic, the Oxonian, in Their Rambles and Sprees Through the Metropolis* Pierce Egan. A work which was issued in July, 1821, in shilling numbers, illustrated by Isaac Robert and George Cruikshank, sons of a Scottish artist who had settled in London.

1820- The Mirror of Literature, Amusement, and Instruction # John Limbird, 143, Strand. Engravings and Plates.

1821 - *Affecting History of Tom Bragwell, wherein are strikingly delineated the rise, progress, and fatal termination of juvenile delinquency.* Haddington.

1822 *Bell’s Life In London and Sporting Chronicle.* Contributors were the Cruikshanks, Robert Seymour, Kenny Meadows, and John Leech. “Leech was a very amiable man, but in the latter part of his life he became irritable, over-sensitive to noises, and was positively vindictive towards barrel-organ grinders.“- Edgar Browne in “Phiz and Dickens.” To 1826.

1822 *History and Adventures of that famous negro robber, “Three-Fingered Jack : The Terror of Jamaica* Printed and Sold by T. Johnston Falkirk 24 pgs, ‘forming one of a number of romances under the title “Penny Miseries.” Another published by T. & J. Allman, London, 1829, and another by J. Moseley, Newcastle.

1822 *Rambler’s Magazine* Periodical. William Benbow. Sixpenny parts.

1823*Ricardo, the Outlaw; a Romance* By Captain John Simpson. 3 vols. London : J. Jones.

1824*Pierce Egan’s Account of the Trial of John Thurtell and Joseph Hunt. With an Appendix, Disclosing some Extraordinary Facts, Exclusively in Possession of the Editor.* With Portraits and other Illustrative Engravings London : Knight and Lacey, Publishers, 24 Paternoster-row.

1824*The Fatal Effects of Gambling exemplified in the Murder of William Weare, and the Trial and fate of John Thurtell, the Murderer, and his Accomplices; with Biographical Sketches of the Parties Concerned, and a Comment on the Extraordinary Circumstances developed in the Narrative, in which Gambling is proved to be the source of Forgery, Robbery, Murder, and General Demoralization To which is added, the Gambler’s Scourge; a Complete Expose of the Whole System of Gambling in the Metropolis; with Memoirs and Anecdotes of Notorious Blacklegs. Illustrated by Portraits Drawn from Life, and other Copper-plate Engravings of Peculiar Interest.* “-Shame, beggary and imprisonment, unpitied misery, the stings of conscience, and the curses of mankind, shall make life hateful to him- till at last his own hand end him.”- Gamester. London: Published by Thomas Kelly, Paternoster-row.

1824*New Newgate Calendar Improved* by Theodore Wilkinson. London: Published by Thomas Kelly, Paternoster-row.

1824*Don Juan’s Life in London, or, a True Picture of the British Metropolis* London: Published by Thomas Kelly, Paternoster-row.

1824 *Ghost Stories: collected with a particular View to counteract the vulgar Belief in GHOSTS and APPARITIONS, and to promote a rational Estimate of the Nature of Phenomena commonly considered as supernatural,* in 300 pages and illustrated with six coloured engravings on February 1, 1824. London : R. Ackermann.

1824 *Harriette Wilson.*- The PORTRAIT of this celebrated Beauty, whose forthcoming Memoirs, written by herself, excite equal interest and anxiety in the highest circles, is published by Stockdale. 24, Opera Colonnade, price 5s. Plain, 10s.6d. Coloured. Oct. 17, 1824 advertisement. Pierce Egan’s Life in London.

1825 *Harriette Wilson’s Memoirs, written by Herself, Part I.* Price 2s., 6d. Is published. Also her Portrait, 5s. Plain, 10s.6d. Coloured, by Stockdale. 24, Opera Colonnade. Advertisement, January 16, 1825, Pierce Egan’s Life in London.

1825 *Interesting Memoirs of Harriette Wilson, written by Herself.* Edward Duncombe’s Edition. Price 4s. Verbatim with the Original. 7s. 6d. London : Duncombe, 9, Middle-row, Holburn. Advertisement, March 20, 1825 , Pierce Egan’s Life in London.

1825 “Cheap editions of the “Memoirs of Harriette Wilson” have lately been issued, and a great number of boys and men have for the last three weeks been hawking about penny and two penny numbers of the “Memoirs” in the streets. These fellows carry large placards to attract the notice of passengers, and there is scarcely a street in which three or four of them are not to be seen, with a crowd of open-mouthed gazers surrounding them. Within the last few days several of them have made their appearance with placards surmounted by a paltry caricature, underneath which is written - “The whole of the amorous Letters of Harriette Wilson,” &c. &c.” Police : Bow-street. Mar. 20, 1825, Pierce Egan’s Life in London. (Stockdale is mentioned as publisher in this account.)

1825 *Secret Memoirs of Harriette Pumpkin; once a celebrated Actress, from her infancy, including her Seduction of and subsequent Marriage with a certain London Banker &c.* Dedicated to the DUKE of ST. ALBANS !! 3s., 6d. Boards. London : Duncombe, 19, Little-Queen-street, Holborn. Advertisement, Oct. 21, 1825, Pierce Egan’s Life in London.

1825 *The Tell-Tale Fireside Companion and Amusing Instructor* A Terrific Story of the Rue de la Harpe, Paris. French story and one source for *Sweeney Todd* Henry Fisher, publisher.

1825 *The Terrific Register; or, Record of Crimes, Judgments, Providences and Calamities* London : Published by Sherwood, Jones & Co. And Hunter, Edinburgh. Printed by T. Richardson, 96, High Holburn.

1825 *The English Spy : an Original Work, Characteristic, Satirical and Humorous, Comprising Scenes and Sketches in every Rank of Society, being Portraits of the Illustrious, Eminent, Eccentric, and Notorious, drawn from Life by Bernard Blackmantle.* By Charles Molloy Westmacott. With plates by Robert Cruikshank, Thomas Rowlandson, T. Wageman and G. M. Brightly, and woodcuts. 2 vols. London (Vol. I) Sherwood Jones, 1825. (Vol. II) Sherwood, Gilbert & Piper, 1826.

1825 *Fitzalleyne of Berkely. A Romance of the Present Time* By Bernard Blackmantle author of “The English Spy” (Charles Molloy Westmacott.) 2 vols. With a woodcut on the titles. London : Sherwood.

1826 *Legends of Terror* published in 40 parts by Sherwood, Gilbert & Piper in London and by Hunter in Edinburgh; it was followed by a second series in c.1830.

1827 *Original Rambler‘s Mag.* Duncombe.

1827 -1829.*Rambler‘s Mag.* Jack Mitford.

1828 *An Authentic and Faithful History of the Mysterious Murder of Maria Marten* By J. Curtis. Thomas Kelly, Paternoster Row.

1828*Doing‘s in London; or, Day and Night Scenes of the Frauds, Frolics, Manners and Depravities of the Metropolis* By George Smeeton, Illustrated by George Cruikshank.

1828 *The Olio; or, Museum of Entertainment : Consisting of Interesting Tales, Romances, and Historiettes, Customs, Pastimes, and Superstitions ; Chronology, Biography, Topography, and British Antiquities ; Original Poetry; Anecdotes, Miscellaneous Papers &c.* Illustrated by Mr. S. William. 1d. January, 1828-July 20,1833. Joseph Shackell, 2, Bartlett’s Passage, Fetter Lane. Printed by Shackell and Cafrae. Sold by Longman & Co.; Whittaker &Co.; Sherwood & Co. ; Simpkin & Marshall ; B. Steill ; C. Strange ; Carvill, New York; And all Booksellers in the United Kingdom.

1830*The Wonderful Magazine* also titled *Smeeton‘s Wonderful Magazine, and Miscellany of Extraordinary Productions, Events and Occurrences, in Providence, Nature and Art.* 14 Nos. Weekly, tiny, duodecimo, 1d. Published, printed and edited by G. Smeeton. )-Wiener.

1828 - 1830 *New London Rambler’s Magazine* Periodical. Edited by Jack Mitford. John Duncombe.

1830-1833 *Paul Pry* Periodical. Charles Brown.

1830 -*The Gipsey‘s Warning; or, Love and Ruin An Entirely Original Romance of Real Life * By H. J. Copson. Benjamin D. Cousins. With Illustrations. Andrew Block in The English Novel 1740-1850 A Catalogue, 1939 (Second Edition) gives this information from the book in the hands of Stonehill, a London Bookseller. A copy in the British Library exists published by J. Clements in parts, 156 Pages circa 1830.

1831 *Paine’s Rights of Man* August 27, 1831. John Brooks, 421 Oxford Street. 2s 6d.

1831*The Satirist; or, Censor of The Times* ran from 10 April, 1831-15 December 1849. Barnard Gregory and Hewson Clarke were the main contributors. Robert Cruikshank, brother of George Cruikshank and engraver G. Armstrong contributed a political cartoon series called Our Portrait Gallery beginning January 4, 1835 which continued for approximately one year. The newspaper was Liberal, pro-Reform and Anti-Chartist.

1831*Crim.Con.Gazette* Advertisement in Paul Pry Jan. 23, 1831. “Original Life of Miss Foote, from her infant years to her ranking as Aide-de-camp to Col. VESTRIS, Lessee of the Olympic, to whose Life this is a companion; the KEY, a facetious Byronic poem, and Secret History of the Green-Room, will be found in this, and preceding numbers of the CRIM.CON.GAZETTE; or, Diurnal Expositor of Vice and Folly. Also, Impromptu on DUTCH SAM’S Glorious Victory; Notices of Mr. Hayne, Col. Berkeley, Captains Pye and Smith, R.N., Princes Leopold and Schwartzenberg, Lords and Ladies Lennox and Ellenborough, &c. ; with numerous Trials for loving offences, Bon mots &c. forming “laughter for a week, good humour for a month, and standing jests for ever. No. 8 will contain “THE LOVER‘S LEAP; or, Humours of King William’s Naval Career,” with a Royal Song, by the Author of “Our King is a True British Sailor.” Printed and published at Elliot’s Genuine Foreign Wine Warehouse, 14, Holywell Street, Strand.

1831 - 1832 *Quizzical Gazette* Periodical. Edited by Jack Mitford. John Duncombe.

1831 *Figaro in London* “Weekly Satirical Paper,” one penny, “conducted on the same novel plan as FIGARO IN PARIS.” Gilbert Abbott A’Becket, Henry Mayhew, illustrated woodcuts by Robert Seymour. Owned by Thomas Littleton Holt. William Strange, 21 Paternoster Row. Dec. 10, 1831- Aug. 17, 1839.

1831 *The New Casket* “Tales and Romances…” William Strange, 21 Paternoster Row; G. Purkess, 61, Wardour Street, Soho ; Henry Hetherington, 13, Kingsgate Street.

1831 *The Satchel; A Repository of Wit, Whimsies, and What-not.* Contains 14 engravings, and 72 pages. Printed and Published, For the Proprietors, by W. H. Tickle, Middle Street, Croydon. Published in London, by BERGER, Holywell Street, and PURKESS, Wardour Street : AND SOLD BY ALL BOOKSELLERS. Bound Newsprint cover which shows a shy street vendor looking over his back shoulder. He carries an embroidered sack with a word puff written thereon ; “The Satchel.”
Price 6d. Contains : The Satchel (No. 1-9) of March 5, 1831 1d. Each.

1832*Lives and Adventures of the Most Remarkable Highwaymen, Footpads, Notorious Robbers, and Other Daring Adventurers* London: J. Duncombe. Weekly, 1d. Illustrated. c. March 1832 ? No copies known.)-Joel H.Wiener. A Descriptive Finding List of Unstamped British Periodicals 1830-1836 London : The Bibliographic Society 1970.

1832 *Chambers’s Edinburgh Journal* William & Robert Chambers. February 1832.

1832 *Penny Magazine* William & Robert Chambers.

1832 *The Calendar of Crime and General Advertiser* London: William Strange. Printer H. Quelch. March 17, 1832-March 31, 1832. Weekly, quarto, 1d. “Illustrated popular accounts of crimes that are narrated in a sensational manner.”)- Joel H.Wiener. A Descriptive Finding List of Unstamped British Periodicals 1830-1836 London : The Bibliographic Society 1970.

1832 *The Secret History of the Court of England from the accession of George the Third to the death of George the Fourth, by the Right Hon. Lady Anne Hamilton.* Frank Jay says this was published by John Dicks, which is unlikely. Suppressed. Serialized in Reynolds’s Newspaper in the 70’s.

1832 *A Slap at the Church* “Grave and gay - lively and severe.” George Cruikshank and others. No. 1 published January 21, 1832. W. Strange, 21, Paternoster Row.

1832 *Scraps and Sketches by George Cruikshank - To Be Published Occasionally* London : Published By The Artist, 22, Myddelton Terrace, Pentonville, and sold by James Robins & Co., Ivy Lane, Paternoster Row.

1832*Hoxton Sausage and Jerry-Wags’ Journal* Printed and edited by Jack Mitford. Aug. 19, 1832 ?- Sept. 23, 1832 ?. Weekly, octavo, 2d.)-Wiener.

1832 * The Episcopal Gazette, A Journal of Priestly Villainy and Clerical Rapacity* W. Strange, 21,Paternoster Row.

1832 *The Penny-Story Teller, adapted for Family Reading and Amusement, consisting of Tales and Legends of all Countries* Illustrated with woodcuts. Published by Charles Penny, 110, Chancery Lane, London. No. 1, Vol. I., August 1, 1832, the printers being Mills, Jowett and Mills, Bolt Court, Fleet Street. The publisher for the trade was W. Strange, 21, Paternoster Row.

1832 *The Museum* No. 1, January 28, 1832. Penny Weekly . Illustrated by Seymour, engraved by Welch. B. Steill, 20 Paternoster-Row.

1832 *Queen Mab* Cheap Edition. Price 1s. 6d. By Percy B. Shelley. Published by J. Carlile, Bride Lane, Fleet Street.

1832 *Queen Mab* Cheap Edition. On Friday March 30 was published Part I. To be published in 3 Parts. By Percy B. Shelley. Published by Mrs. Carlile and Sons, Bride Lane, Fleet Street. (Mr. Carlile was jailed at the time.)

1832*The Original Comic Magazine : No. 1, With Seven Cuts* 6d each. J. Duncombe, 19 Little Queen Square.

1832*Matthew‘s Comic Annual for 1832* 6d each. John Duncombe, 19 Little Queen Square.

1832*The Weekly Penny Comic Magazine; or, Repertory of Wit and Humour.* Published and printed by Edward Lloyd. Edited by Thomas Prest ? No. 1, August 18, 1832. Octavo, weekly, 1d. “Features illustrated satirical ballads, anecdotes, and varieties, some of them written by Prest.” )- Wiener.

1832 *The Haut-Ton Herald : A Miscellany of real Life - all the Fashionable Freaks, Follies and Facetiae of the Day* Published Monthly, 1 shilling each. John Duncombe, 19 Little Queen Square.

1832 *The Genuine Account of the Life and Trial of Eugene Aram, Schoolmaster of Knaresborough, who was Convicted at York Assizes, August 3, 1759, of the Murder of Daniel Clark; to which are added Mr. Aram’s Plan of a Celtic Lexicon, and other Literary Remains* Reprinted from the edition of 1759. J. Clements, Pulteney Street, Regent Street.

1832 *Criminal Annals* London. Weekly, 1d. 17 Nos., Nov. 1832 ?- c. Mar. 1833 ? )- Wiener. Lives of criminals.

1832*The Boys‘ and Girls‘ Penny Magazine* 34 Nos. Weekly, quarto, 1d. London : W. Howden. Pr. Mills, Jowett, and Mills. Sept. 12, 1832- Mar. 31, 1833. (Wiener.)

1832*The Girls‘ and Boys’Penny Magazine Consisting of High, Moral, and Amusing Tales, Calculated to Improve and Instruct the Rising Generation* London : William Strange. Printer, George Cowie. Oct. 17, 1832- June 19, 1833. Nos. 1-36. Weekly, octavo, 1d. “Illustrated children’s tales, several with “class” overtones.”)- Wiener.

1832*Joe Miller Redivivus* Edited by Gilbert à Beckett.

1833*God’s Revenge Against Murder* Apr. 27, 1833-c. Mar, 1834 ? Weekly, quarto, 1d. London: Charles Penny, Printer, G. H. Davidson. Illustrated. Bell’s Weekly Magazine, 8, Mar. 1834, advertises a sheet of 40 engravings being reprinted from this periodical.) - Wiener.

1833 *The Children‘s Weekly Visitor* London. No. 1-5. (British Museum : destroyed.- Wiener.)

1833*Figaro’s Monthly Newspaper* No. 1, Jan. 1, 1833. Monthly ? Folio, 3d. Radical newspaper. London ; William Strange for Figaro in London. Printer, W. M. Knight & Co., Editor Gilbert à Beckett.)-Wiener.

1833 *The Cabinet of Wonders, Consisting of Memoirs and Anecdotes of remarkable Persons; Narratives of Extraordinary Events; The Phenomena of Nature, and the Wonders of Art* London : George Berger. Illustrated weekly, 1d. No. I ? c. Oct. 1832 ? (Wiener.)

1833 *Annals of Crime, and New Newgate Calendar* London : George Berger. Printer W. Barnes. Aug. 24, 1833-Sept. 7, 1834. Weekly, quarto, 1d. 53 Nos. “Popular illustrated accounts of criminals and criminal trials.”)- Wiener.

1833 *The Ghost* The Ghost is advertised with "shudder impelling cuts," published by C. Penny. Printed by Mills, Jowett, and Mills. Stories include "The Hanged Bride" by the Renowned Renton, "The Ghost in Love," and "The Crusader's Ghost; or, The Hound Witness," "adorned with a ghastly etching" by a "contributor to Blackwood's Magazine." Advertisement in Figaro in London, February 2, 1833. 12 nos. “Illustrated romances and tales of horror for the working classes.” (-Wiener, who gives the dates as Jan. 30, 1833-c. April 1833 ?) Weekly, quarto, 1d.

1833 *The Cabinet of Curiosities; or, Wonders of the World Displayed, forming a Miscellaneous Selection of Miraculous Events ; Extraordinary Crimes and Punishments ; Anecdotes of Longevity; Remarkable Shipwrecks; Eccentric Biography; - interspersed with Papers on the most curious Phenomena of Nature and Wonders of art.* J. Limbird 143, Strand. April 13 , 1833. Engravings.

1833 *People’s Penny Library* J. Limbird, 143, Strand. Penny Nos. Titles include Robinson Crusoe, Romance of the Forest and Tom Jones. April 13, 1833.

1833 *Volney’s Ruins of Empires and the Law of Nature* 14 2d Nos. B. D. Cousins, 18 Duke Street. August 10, 1833, No. 1 Published.

1833 *Duncombe’s British Theatre* 6d each. No. 89 “Jonathan Bradford” John Duncombe, 19 Little Queen Square. August 10.

1833 *Crimes of London, in the 19th Century; containing an account of the Thieves and Receivers of Stolen Goods, the life of the notorious Ikey Solomons, an exposure of the London Gaming Houses, and the tricks of Swindlers, with the life of their king Richard Coster, and interesting particulars relative to the most Remarkable Malefactors.* Anon. W. Strange, 21 Paternoster-Row ; G. Cowie, 312 Strand.

1833 *Life and surprising Adventures of Jonathan Bradford, who, although innocent of the crime, was executed for Murder* 1d per number. One Steel-engraving. John Duncombe, 19 Little Queen Street, Holburn. December 7.

1833 *Lives and Atrocities of Notorious Pirates and their crews, gallant Sea Fights, Battles, &c.* 1d “with fine plate.” John Duncombe, 19 Little Queen Street, Holburn. December 7.

1833 *Perils of the Ocean, an interesting collection of Terrific Shipwrecks, and other disasters at Sea* 1d. Steel plates. John Duncombe, 19 Little Queen Street, Holburn. December 7.

1833 *Lives and Exploits of Famous Highwaymen, Public Robbers &c.* 1d each. “with superior plates. John Duncombe, 19 Little Queen Street, Holburn. December 7.

1833 *Dramatic Tales founded on Popular Plays* 2d each. “with beautiful Colour Plates” John Duncombe, 19 Little Queen Street, Holburn. December 7.

1833 *Aesop’s Fables* Weekly Nos. 2d each Two Steel Engravings. Complete in Two Volumes with 100 Engravings. J. Clements, 21, Little Pulteny Street, Regent Street. Nov. 16.

1833 * Eugene Aram, his Life, Trial, and Extraordinary Defence, containing the whole of his original writings* 6d. J. Clements, 21, Little Pulteny Street, Regent Street. Nov. 16.

1833 *The Gallery of Terrors* December 4, 1833.

1834*The Penny Satirist* No. 1, July 12, 1834. London : Published by Henry Hetherington. Printed by Ebenezer L. Collins. “Radical satirical miscellany.”)- Wiener.

1834 *Rookwood ; A Romance.* William Harrison Ainsworth. London : Richard Bentley, 8, New Burlington St. (29 April, 1834.) 3 vols. Second Edition. (13 August 1834.) Bentley. Third Edition. John Macrone, 3, St. James’s Square. 1835. Fourth Edition. 12 Illustrations by George Cruikshank. (Covers green or marone.) Macrone, 1836. Bentley Revised edition. 1837. Prints : "Turpin’s Ride To York." Six engravings by Edward Hull illustrating "Rookwood." London : Colnaghi & Co. Cockspur St. 1834-35, and "Twelve Illustrations to Wm. Harrison Ainsworth’s Celebrated Romance of Rookwood, the etchings by George Cruikshank." 1836. (Issued in a wrapper.)

1834 *Adventures of Famous Highwaymen and Other Public Robbers…New Edition.* John Duncombe, 19 Little Queen Street, Holburn. December 7.

1834 *The Frauds of London Exposed ! A knowledge of which is essential to all who would guard against being made the subjects of them : price only Sixpence.* London : published by W. Strange, Paternoster-row; may be had by all booksellers.

1834 *Buckstone’s Dramas* One Shilling. No. 1, “The Wreck Ashore“, March 15, 1834. Each number contained one entire play with Stage Directions. William Strange, 21, Paternoster Row; George Cowie, 312, Strand; George Purkiss, Compton Street, Soho; and all Booksellers.

1834 *Lloyd’s Stenography; or, an easy and compendious System of SHORT-HAND, by which that most desirable and valuable art may be easily acquired.* Sixpence. Published at Lloyd’s general publication warehouse, 3, King-street, three doors from the borough. Sold by Purkiss, Compton Street, Soho; Berger, Holywell Street; Clements, Pulteney Street; Strange and Steel, Paternoster-row; Simkin & Co., Stationer’s Court; Pattey, St. Giles’s; Cleave, Shoe-lane; Watson, Commercial Place, City-road; Cain’s, St. George’s-in-the- East; Watkins, Little Moorfields; Thomas, Burchin-lane; Sims, Bath; Guest, Birmingham; Westly & Co., Bristol; Ebsworth, Elm-row, Edinburgh; Bridger, Tenbridge; and all other Booksellers in Town and Country. May 24, 1834.

1834 *A Popular History of Preistcraft, abridged from the larger work by William Howitt* 1s, 6d in bds. John Cleave, Shoe-lane, Fleet Street. May 24, 1834.

1834 *Materials For Thinking; or, Facts and Opinions relating to Man, extracted from the works of ancient and modern Authors.-By an Investigator* London : Strange, 21, Paternoster-row, Hetherington, 126, Strand; Purkess, Old Compton-street, Soho; and all dealers in periodical publications. May 24, 1834 “Just Published Part III.”

1834 *The People’s Own History of England* Gratis with No. 1, fine Portrait of Robert Owen. Threepence Weekly Nos., and Shilling Monthly Parts in a Wrapper. B. Steill, 20, Paternoster-row.

1834 *The French Stage* “translated with a view to the English Theatres, immediately after appearance at Paris.” Sixpence. B. Steill, 20, Paternoster-row.

1834 *Cleave‘s Weekly Police Gazette and Journal of News, Politics and Literature* 2d. Unstamped. Spring 1834-Oct. 1, 1836. John Cleave, 1, Shoe-lane.

1834*Penny Pictures for the People* “Cuts” Nos. I and 2 Now publishing. October 18, 1834. J. Cleave, 1, Shoe-lane.

1834*The Singer‘s Penny Magazine and Reciter‘s Album Published for the Society of Useful Mirth.* Edited by Thomas Prest. London : George Drake. Aug. 1834-April 1836. 25 Nos. Octavo, weekly, 1d.

1835 *The History of Pirates, Smuggler‘s, &c, of all Nations* Anon. Edward Lloyd, 44 Wych Street, Strand.

1835 *Life of Jack Ketch, the Hangman* Anon. E. Churton, 26 Holles Street.

1835 *Crimes of London, in the Nineteenth Century. Thieves of the Present Day, showing how the various offences are committed, and the average number in each class of offenders ; also, The Receivers of Stolen Goods; in which is given the only true Life of the notorious Ikey Solomen ; with an account of the number of Gaming Houses in London, a full description of the games , the odds and chances of each, and how many houses are open for play in London : tricks of Swindlers, in which is given the life of Richard Coster, their King : also, a full and circumstantial account of the interior (and more particularly the cells) of Newgate, including an account of the most remarkable Malefactors, the treatment of Convicts on board the Hulks and in the Colonies, and their Cramp Terms explained. Illustrated with numerous cases.* By a Gentleman who has had extensive experience in the defences of Prosecuted Criminals. Published by W. Strange, 21 Paternoster-Row ; Purkess, Compton street, Soho; Clements, Pulteney Street; and all Booksellers in the Kingdom. May 2, 1835 Ad from Figaro in London.

1835 *Wonders, Murders, and Ghosts* “On Saturday Next, No. 1. Every Week, Price One Penny” W. Strange, 21 Paternoster Row. Ad in Figaro of London, May 2, 1835.

1835 *Youth’s Sports and Pastimes; being the Cheapest Edition of Juvenile Games Ever Published.* G. Purkess, Old Compton Street, Soho. July 25.

1835 * The New Life in London, which will contain all the principal and parliamentary Reports, Murders, Rapes, Accidents, Suicides, Theatricals, Sporting, Literary, and everything worth recording up to the latest hour of publication.* One Penny. February 18, 1835. J. Ward, 167, High Holburn.

1835 *Queen Mab, a Philosophical Poem* by Percy Bysshe Shelley, February 14, 1835. cloth 1s. 6d. Watson, 126 Strand. Feb. 14.

1835*Pattie’s Pocket Library of Popular Novels and Romances* 32 Nos. Weekly, 1d. Published and printed by James Pattie. Re-issued in 1836 in 1 1/2d. Numbers.)- Wiener.

1835 *The Speech of Robert Emmet, Esq., as delivered at the Sessions House, Dublin, before Lord Norbury, one of the Chief Justices, on being found guilty of High Treason, as leader of the Insurrection of 1803* One Penny. Watson, 126 Strand. Feb. 14.

1835 *The Historical Note-Book : being a Collection of the most interesting Battles, Naval Engagements, enterprising Expeditions, Various Exploits, Political Artifices, &c, in Ancient and Modern History* 5 nos. “With Elegant Engravings” G. Purkess, Old Compton Street, Soho. July 18, 1835.

1835*The Infernal Machinery of the Poor Law Murder Bill.* By George Edmonds. “Exposure of Aristocrat Spies, and Plans for Starving the Poor contrasted with plans for Gorging the Rich.” September 12, 1835. Twopence. No Publisher. Sold by all Booksellers.

1835 *Paine’s Works* Two pence weekly. J. Watson, 18, Commercial-place. September 12, 1835.

1835 *The Calendar of Horrors ! A Weekly Register of the Terrific, Wonderful, Instructive, Legendary, Extraordinary and Fictitious* Edited by Thomas Prest. London : Printed and Published by George Drake, 12, Houghton, Strand. Weekly, octavo, 1d. “A miscellany of illustrated popular ‘horror’ and ghost tales. Legends, accounts and anecdotes, many of them written by Prest.”)- Wiener. 91 weekly penny numbers. April 2, 1835-December 8, 1836.

1835 *The Magazine of Curiosity and Wonder, a Weekly Miscellany of the Surprising, Remarkable and Astonishing * 30 nos. Nov. 5, 1835- May 26, 1836. Octavo 1d. Edited by Thomas Prest. London : Printed and Published by George Drake. “An illustrated miscellany of strange occurrences and anecdotes.”)- Wiener.

1836 *History of the Pirates of all Nations* Nos. 1-24 May 28, 1836-August 3, 1836, then History of the Pirates, Smugglers, etc. of all Nations. Nos. 25-71 Aug. 20, 1836-July 8, 1837. Weekly, illustrated, octavo, 1d. London : G. Purkess (1-65) then E. Lloyd, (66-71).)- Wiener.

1836*The Sketch Book* by ‘Bos’ (Thomas Peckett Prest) London: E. Lloyd, 62 Broad-street, Bloomsbury. Source: Albert Hall in N&Q, 8 April 1922, pg. 274

1836 *Comic Magazine, a Curious Collection of All That is Funny, Fanciful and Facetious.* London: T. Duncombe. No. I ? c. July, 1836. Weekly, 1d. No copies known. (Wiener.)

1836 *The British Pocket Vocalist* No. I-II 28 July 1836-6 October 1836. Weekly 1d. Edited by Thomas Prest. Woodcuts by Lisle. London: George Drake. “Contains popular songs and recitations as they are presented in the London Theatres and salons. No copies known.” )-Wiener.

1836*The New Historical Note-book; or, Soldiers’ and Seamens’ Recorder ! Containing an interesting account of all the Military and Naval Engagements, Sieges, Rebellions, Mutinies, etc. from the Norman Conquest to the Present Period; Together with the Lives of Renowned Heroes, and celebrated Characters of all Ages, Nautical and Military Tales, Anecdotes, etc.* Edited by Thomas Prest. London : George Drake. Printers : S. Robins, then G. Purkess. Nos. 1-8, February 4, 1836- March 24,1836. Weekly, octavo, 1d. (Wiener.)

1836 *The Horrors of War. Authentic Narratives.* Successor to *The New Historical Note-book* Illustrated. Edited by Thomas Prest. London : George Drake. No copies known. Two numbers, 31 March 1836- 7 April 1836. (Wiener.)

1836 *The Penny Play-Book; or, Library of Dramatic Romance.* Edited by Thomas Prest. London : George Drake. Nos. 1-19. 1d. April 21, 1836- Oct. 1836. “Original tales based upon dramas performed at the London theatres.” (Wiener.)

1836 *The History and Lives of the Most Notorious Highwaymen, Footpads, Murderers, Brigands, Pickpockets, Thieves, Banditti , and Robberies of Every Description* 75 Engravings. Anon. Edward Lloyd, 44 Wych Street, Strand. Heywood, Manchester : Smith, Liverpool : Bonney, Portsea : and All Other Booksellers in the United Kingdom. Saturday, April 30, 1836-June 10, 1837. No. 1 : “Grimes Bolton, the Robber and English Cannibal.” One Penny. 60 Nos. Joel Wiener states that nos. 1-17 were published by George Purkess, the remainder by Edward Lloyd.

1836*Lloyd‘s Political Jokes; Being a Series of Caricatures of Passing Events, Designed by the Most Eminent Artists of the Present Day* No. 1-18. Published and edited by Edward Lloyd. Engravings by C. J. Grant. c. June 1836 ?-Nov. 1836 ? Fortnightly, folio, 1d.)-Wiener.

1836*Tales of Enchantment; or, the Book of Fairies* London : George Drake. 11 nos. Sept. 15, 1836 ? - Nov. 24, 1836. Weekly, illustrated, octavo, 1d.

1836 *The Terrific Record* 48 nos. E. Steill, 1836.

1836 *Martin’s Annuals of Crime; or, New Newgate Calendar, and General Record of Tragic Events, Including Ancient and Modern Modes of Torture, etc.* Edited by A. Martin. London: William M. Clark. Printer, Thomas Foale. “Illustrated popular accounts of crimes, criminals and trials.”)- Wiener. Nos 1-108 March 2, 1836 - March 21, 1838.

1836 *Cleave’s Picture Gallery of Grant’s Comicalities* No. I ? c. Aug. 1836 ? Folio. Published and edited by John Cleave. Radical political engravings by C. J. Grant.

1837 *Samuel Weller; or the Humorous Philosopher* No. 1, June 24, 1837. 1d. London: J. Clements. Editor Thomas Peckett Prest (1838) Sam Slick.

1837 *Cockney Adventures* Renton Nicholson. Woodcuts by C. J. Grant. London : W. M. Clark. Nov. 4, 1837- December 30, 1838. Octavo, green wrappers.1d. weekly, four penny monthly. (Louis James).

1837 *Annals of Crime; or, the Highwaymen of Old* 59 nos. William Clarke.

1837 *Cleave’s London Satirist and Gazette of Variety* later title : *Cleave’s Penny Gazette of Variety and Amusement.* John Cleave.

1838 *Samuel Weller’s Budget of Recitations * Editor Thomas Peckett Prest. Illustration by C. J. Grant. No.1 The Three Hunchbacked Minstrels.

1838 *The Town* Renton Nicholson, Town Office, 28, Brydges-street, Covent Garden. “10,000 of the first number will be printed “to Catch the Living Manners as they Rise.”” First Issue Thursday, August 9, 1838.

1838 *The surprising exploits of Spring-Heel Jack in the vicinity of London, etc.* Unknown author and publisher. (Destroyed.)

1838 *Authentic particulars of the awful appearance of the London Monster, alias Spring–heeled Jack, together with his extraordinary life, wonderful adventures and secret amours. Also an account of his horrible appearance to Miss N— and his singular letter to the Lord Mayor of London* Unknown author and publisher. (Destroyed.)

1838 *The Apprehension and Examination of Spring-Heel'd Jack, who has appeared as a Ghost, Demon, Bear, Baboon, etc.... * Unknown author and publisher. (Destroyed.)

1838 *Eliza Grimwood, A Domestic Legend of the Waterloo Road.* Anon. B. D. Cousins.

1838 *The Black Pirate ; or, The Phantom Ship* Anon. William Emans. Edward Lloyd bought the rights and re-issued this in 1846.

1838* Tales of Chivalry; or, Perils by Flood and Field* G. Berger, Holywell Street, Strand. Two volumes of reprints from the Olio (1828).

1838*Nicholas Nicklebury* by ‘Bos’ (Thomas Prest) London: E. Lloyd, 62 Broad-street, Bloomsbury. Source: Albert Hall in N&Q, 8 April 1922, pg. 274

1838*The Posthumous Notes of the Pickwickian Club; or, the Penny Pickwick* by ‘Bos’ (Thomas Prest) 2 vols., London: E. Lloyd, 62 Broad-street, Bloomsbury. Source: Albert Hall in N&Q, 8 April 1922, pg. 274

1838 *Oliver Twiss, the Workhouse Boy* By POZ, weekly penny numbers and 4d Parts (‘with spirited engravings’) J. Pattie, 4 Brydges Street, Catherine Street.- Sold by W. M. Clark, Warwick Lane; Berger, Holywell Street; Hucklebridge, Charles Street, Hatton Garden. January 6. Advertisement from “Figaro in London.”

1838 *The Murdered Queen ! ; or, Caroline of Brunswick, A diary of the court of George IV. By a lady of rank (i.e. Lady Charlotte S. M. Campbell, afterwards Bury). With plates, including portraits by Caroline, Queen Consort of George IV., King of Great Britain and Ireland * William Emans.

1838 -1840 *Crim.Con.Gazette, A Journal of the Haut-Ton And Fashionable World.* "Thou shalt not commit adultery" Twopence Weekly, published by George Hucklebridge, Charles Street, Hatton Garden. August 11, 1838. Later the *Bon Ton Gazette.*

1839*Oliver Twiss, the Workhouse Boy* by ‘Bos’ (Thomas Prest) London: Printed and published by E. Lloyd for F. Graves, Printer, 30 Curtain-road, Shoreditch, Aug 2 1839. Source: Albert Hall in N&Q, 8 April 1922, pg. 274

1839*Pickwick in America* by ‘Bos’ (Thomas Prest) London: E. Lloyd, 82 Broad-street, Shoreditch. “Copy in the British Museum bears this address.” Source: Albert Hall in N&Q, 8 April 1922, pg. 274

1839- *Jack Sheppard. A Romance.* William Harrison Ainsworth, Esq. Three volumes. Bentley. Illustrations by George Cruikshank.

1839-40- *Jack Sheppard.* William Harrison Ainsworth. Serialized in Bentley’s Miscellany. 27 Illustrations by George Cruikshank.

1839 *Florence Graham; or, The Pirates Daughter* Anon. William Emans. Edward Lloyd in 1846.

1839 *Ela the Outcast; or, the Gipsy of Rosemary Dell. A Romance of Thrilling Interest* Thomas Peckett Prest. Illustrated by Hornygold (frontispiece), and Pickering (interior illustrations). London : E. Lloyd, 231, Shoreditch. 1839-1841.

1839 *The Annals of the Age; or, The Crimes of London* William Strange.
The Annals of the Age began on Saturday February 23, 1839 and ran to twenty penny weekly numbers. Publisher G. Pattie.

1838*Mr. Humfries Clock* by ‘Bos’ (Thomas Prest) London: 44, Holywell-street. Source: Albert Hall in N&Q, 8 April 1922, pg. 274

1840 *The London Apprentice of the Last Century* by Edward Lytton Blanchard. T. White, London.

1840 *Dick Turpin* Anon. Thomas White, 59 Wych Street. 49 Nos. ‘with photo of “Dick Turpin” and facsimile of his signature.’

1840 -*The Gipsey‘s Warning; or, Love and Ruin An Entirely Original Romance of Real Life * By H. J. Copson. J. Clement. British Library copy.

1840 *Angela the Orphan; or, The Bandit Monk of Italy* T. Paine, 22 Bride Lane, Fleet Street.

1840 *Jack Sheppard* Anon. Thomas White, 59 Wych Street. 12 Nos.

1840 *Tales of Pirates and Adventures at Sea* Anon. William Clarke.

1840 *Larks of London ; or, the Swell’s Guide to all the Flash Cribs, Harmonic Meetings, Cock and Hen Clubs, Night Houses, Little Goes and Big Goes, Flash Houses, and all sorts of Houses* By Dick Rambleton. With a fine plate of the Marquis and his Molls at the Union and Mother Emerson’s. Price 1s. Henry Smith (William Dugdale used this alias) printer and publisher. No. 37, Holywell-street, Strand.

1840 *The Sprees of London; Or, The Greenhorn’s Guide* Henry Smith printer and publisher. No. 37, Holywell-street, Strand.

1841*Fatherless Fanny; or, the Mysterious Orphan* by the author of “The Hebrew Maiden, or, the Lost Diamond,” “Oliver Twiss” &c. London: E. Lloyd, 231 Shoreditch

1841 *Adeline; or, The Grave of the Forsaken* By James Malcolm Rymer. Lloyd.

1841 *Old St. Paul’s* 18 Nos. Anon. George Vickers.

1841 *The Gypsy Bride; or, The Miser’s Daughter* by author of “Jane Shore” W. Bennett.

1841- *The Farthing Journal A Pearl of Small Price, but a Great Literary Curiosity* by Jeremy Queen, of Lincoln’s Inn. First Serial : “The Fortunes of Anna Temple and her Brother Ned” by Queen. No. 38 : “Brulart, the Black Pirate; or, Attas Gull” by W. D. (probably Eugene Sue.) Benjamin D. Cousins, publisher. 66 Nos. Illustrated with woodcuts.

1842 *Family Herald*

1842 *Captain Macheath, or: the Highwayman of a Century Since* by Pierce Egan, Esq. Author of “Tom and Jerry,” “Boxiana,” “Life in London,” ... &c. &c. &c. “The whole of the designs drawn and etched by Pierce Egan the Younger.” 17 Nos. London : F. Hextall, 1842

1842 *Will Watch, the Smuggler * 47 Nos. Anon. William Clarke.

1842 *Emily Fitzormond; or, The Deserted One* Thomas Prest. Edward Lloyd, 36 Nos.

1842-1844 *Exquisite* Pornographic Periodical. William Dugdale.

1843 *Illuminated Magazine* Douglas Jerrold and James Malcolm Rymer edited. “Phiz”, Kenny Meadows, John Leech and Hine contributed engravings including “a series of etchings on copper of unusual size and brilliancy.” Contributors included Thomas Hood, Mark Lemon, Laman Blanchard, Albert Smith, Angus Bethune Reach, Samuel Lover, Carleton and Luke Roden.

1843 *Ada the Betrayed; or, The Murder at the Old Smithy* by James Malcolm Rymer. Edward Lloyd.

1843 *The Wife’s Dream; or, The Profligate’s Lesson* Thomas Prest. Edward Lloyd. 19 Nos.

1843 *The Red Cross Warrior; or, The Spirit of the Night* Anon. Hextall, 12 Nos.

1844 *Cleave‘s Comicalities* LOTS OF FUN FOR ALL CLASSES. One Hundred and Fifty Comic and Humourous Cuts For One Penny. “Each number of this “gallery” is a full-sized newspaper sheet, filled with laughter-provoking caricatures and comic hits.” June 1, 1844. Cleave, Shoe-lane, Fleet-street ; Heywood, Manchester ; Love, Nelson-street, Glasgow ; Guest, Birmingham ; Pontey, Kirkgate, Leeds, Hobson, Huddersfield; and all booksellers.

1844 *The Great Gun* No. 1, Mr. Maxwell, Albert Smith, and “Phiz“ contributed. London : Palmer, 63 Fleet-street. November 23, 1844.

1844 *The Mysteries of Paris* from the French of Eugene Sue. 60 penny numbers of 16 pages each. Fifty engravings. W. Dugdale No. 16, Holywell-street, Strand. “…being the first translation in the English language, and the only one that contains all the original edition before the author had curtailed it to please the fastidious taste of a too prurient public.”

1844 *Voltaire‘s Romances, Novels and Tales* “Candide; or, All For the Best,” “Zadig,” “The Huron; or, the Pupil of Nature,” “The White Bull,” “The World as it Goes,” “The Man of Forty Crowns,” “The Princess of Babylon,” “Memnon the Philosopher,” “Micromegas,” “Plato’s Dream,” “Babebec; or, The Fakirs,” “The Two Comforters,” &c. Penny Numbers or Fourpenny Parts. W. Dugdale No. 16, Holywell-street, Strand.

1844. *Eliza Grimwood, or; the Waterloo Road Murder* 40 nos. Benjamin D. Cousins, 18 Duke-street, Lincoln’s-inn-Fields

1844*A Vindication of the Rights of Woman* By Mary Woolstonecraft. Third Edition. Three Shillings, Cloth. London : William Strange, 21 Paternoster-row, J. Hobson, Market-street, and A. Mann, Central-market, Leeds ; and all Booksellers.

1845 *The Mother‘s Curse; or, The Twin Brothers of Whitehall. An Historical Tale.* Reprinted from the columns of the Penny Satirist. Sept. 6, 1845. By H. G. Brooks. Benjamin D. Cousins, 18 Duke-street, Lincoln’s-inn-Fields.

1845 *The Romance of the Forest* Mrs. Ann Radcliffe. Seventeen penny Nos. Benjamin D. Cousins, 18 Duke-street, Lincoln’s-inn-Fields.

1845 *The Three Rivals; or, Theodora, the Spanish Widow. Also, The Enchanted Horse.* Sixpence. Benjamin D. Cousins, 18 Duke-street, Lincoln’s-inn-Fields.

1845 *The Gipsey‘s Warning; or, Love and Ruin : A Romance of Real Life; in which are given the Mysterious parentage, Birth, Life, Courtship, and Subsequent Murder of Maria Martin, in the Red Barn, by William Corder* Twenty Nos. Benjamin D. Cousins, 18 Duke-street, Lincoln’s-inn-Fields. Andrew Block identifies the author as H. J. Copson.

1845 *Crime and Vengeance; a Tragedy of Real Life* From the French of Frederick Soulie. 6d. Benjamin D. Cousins, 18 Duke-street, Lincoln’s-inn-Fields.

18- (No Date) *Retribution; or, The Oath, the Curse, and the Crime.* W. Dugdale. (Ono Collection)

1845 *Alf of Munster; or, the Anabaptists. Being an Historical Romance of intense Interest of Love, Inconstancy, Civil War, Rapine, Torture, and Wholesale Bloodshed* Translated from the German of Vanderveldt. Benjamin D. Cousins, 18 Duke-street, Lincoln’s-inn-Fields.

1845 *The Penny Satirist Comic Album Broadsheet* Containing a vast number of humorous engravings. Nos. 1 and 2. One Penny. Benjamin D. Cousins, 18 Duke-street, Lincoln’s-inn-Fields.

1845 *The London Entertaining Magazine; or, Library of Romance* Parts I & II. One Penny. B. D. Cousins, Duke-street, Lincoln’s-Inn-fields. Serialising Eugene Sue’s romance *Matilda; or, the Memoirs of a Young Woman* Jan. 25, 1845. No 41, “The Regents Daughter” by Alexandre Dumas.

1845 *Therese; Or, The Manor House of Treff-Hartlog* By Eugene Sue. Parts I & II. Cleave, Shoe-lane, Fleet-street.

1845 *Tales of Shipwrecks and Adventures at Sea* “containing talented sketches of the sea and seamen, and truthful narratives of shipwrecks, fires, mutinies, famines and every danger of this life of peril, rendering it the handsomest, largest, and best pennyworth ever offered to the public.” Sixpence. 60 Nos. Thirty engravings Illustrated by Landells and others. William M. Clark, 17, Warwick Lane.

1845 *The Life and Adventures of Jack Rann, Alias Sixteen-String Jack the Highwayman* By James Lindridge. London : G. Purkess. (BM - Block, The English Novel)

1845 *Jack Rann, Alias Sixteen-String Jack.* By James Lindridge, Author of “De Lisle,” “Tyburn Tree” &c. London : G. Purkess, Compton Street, Soho. Illustrated by Thwaites. 52 Nos. (Ono)

1845 *The Wandering Jew* Eugene Sue. William M. Clark, 17, Warwick Lane.

1845 *The Mysteries of London* G. W. M. Reynolds. Catherine Street (Vols. 1,2,3), 334 Strand (Vol.4), 52 Nos. each. George Vickers.

1845 *Pirates’ Lives and Exploits* Anon. Richardson, 172 Fleet Street.

1845 *The Nautical Log Book* Robin, 57, Tooley Street. 32 Nos.

1846*The String of Pearls, a Romance, an anonymous serial written by James Malcolm Rymer, was serialized in Edward Lloyd's The People's Periodical in 18 installments between November 21, 1846, and March 20, 1847 (issues 7 to 24). Under the title of The String of Pearls; or, The Sailor’s Gift, this romance then appeared in 92 weekly penny numbers from Edward Lloyd. Both were written by James Malcolm Rymer. The story is believed to have been based on a French crime of the 15th century involving cannibalism and pastry. The perpetrators were Barnabé Cabard and his accomplice Pierre Miquelon, a barber and a pastry-maker.

1846 *The Black Pirate ; or, The Phantom Ship* by T. H. Penton, esq. London: Edward Lloyd, 20 Salisbury-square. Lloyd advertised on 16 Aug 1846 that he had bought the rights to “The Black Pirate” and its sequel, “Florence Graham; or, the Pirate’s Daughter” and re-issued both in penny numbers.

1846*Moll Cutpurse, the Lady Pickpocket* 18 nos., London : William Strange.

1846 *Life in London. A Romance.* By F. Herbert Thornley. Engravings on wood by Hextall. London : E. Dipple, Holywell Street, Strand. Advertised in the Family Herald April 4, 1846

1846 *Jerry Abershaw; or, the Mother‘s Curse.* 30 nos. W. Caffyn. (Jay)

1846 *The Three Musketeers* Alexandre Dumas. George Vickers, 3, Catherine Street, Strand. 16 Nos.

1846 *The London Pioneer* Miscellany. No. 1, May 2, 1846. Benjamin D. Cousins, 18 Duke-street, Lincoln’s-inn-Fields. Successor to the long-lived and popular Penny Satirist, first of the cheap publications following the fall of the Unstamped press. Dialogue between a Dead Body and a Mesmerist appeared in two parts.

1846 *Remarkable Crimes* Alexandre Dumas. Chapman and Hall.

1846 *The Death Ship; or, The Pirate’s Bride and the Maniac of the Deep* 32 Nos. By Thomas Prest. Edward Lloyd.

1846 *The Lover of Paris* John Wilson Ross. George Vickers.

1846*Tales of Shipwrecks and Adventures at Sea with celebrated voyages, amusing tales and anecdotes* Edited by James Lindridge. With illustrations. London : W. M. Clark, 1846. (BM-Block, English Novel.)

1846-47-48 William M. Clarke, “The Man in the Moon” office, 17, Warwick Lane. List of works always in stock :
*Tales of Shipwreck and Adventures at Sea* 60 Nos.
*Tales of Heroism* 50 Nos.
*The Mysteries of Paris* 24 Nos.
*The Wandering Jew* 26 Nos.
*Matilda; or, The Memoirs of a Young Woman* 17 Nos.
*Arthur; or, The Journal of an Unknown* Eugene Sue.
*Paula Monti; or, The Hotel Lambert*
*Sylvester Sound, the Somnambulist* Henry Cockton.
*The Love Match* Henry Cockton.
*The Man in the Moon * by Albert Smith
*The Life and Times of Dick Turpin* H. D. Miles
*Will Watch, the Bold Smuggler - A Tale of the Coast*
*Tales of the Pirates, and Lives of Celebrated Smugglers*

1847 *The Comic History of England, The Comic Blackstone, The Quizziology of the British Drama* Gilbert A’ Beckett. Monthly Shilling Parts, London: Published at the Punch Office. Advertisement April 16, 1847.

1847*Martin the Foundling,* by Eugène Sue, dedicated to “Alfred Count D’Orsay,” London: Benjamin D. Cousins, 18 Duke-street, Lincoln’s-inn-Fields. 53 penny weekly numbers, also sixpenny monthly parts. April 16, 1847 Daily News advertisement. Also serialized in B. Cousins London Pioneer.

 1847*The Outcasts of London, or Pauline, the Victim of Virtue* London Pioneer serial began in No. 38, Vol. 1, and ends in No. 60, Vol. 2.  London: Benjamin D. Cousins, 18 Duke-street, Lincoln’s-inn-Fields.

1847 *Robin Hood and Little John ; or, The Merry Men of Sherwood Forest* Pierce Egan Jr. Released New Years Day by publisher George Pierce, 310, Strand.

1847 *Varney the Vampire; or, The Feast of Blood* 109 Nos. By James Malcolm Rymer. Illustrated by Bourne/Pickering. Edward Lloyd, 12, Salisbury Square.

1847 *Newgate, a Romance* 109 Nos. Illustrated by Bourne/Pickering. Edward Lloyd, 12, Salisbury Square.

1847 *The Commodore’s Daughter* By B. Barker. Edward Lloyd.

1847 *Tales of the Pirates; or, Lives of Smugglers and Buccaneers* W. M. Clark 31 Nos.

1847 *The Mysteries of the Old Castles of France* Anon. W. Strange, 21, Paternoster Row. 43 Nos.

1847 *The Mysteries of Bedlam; or, The Annals of a Mad-house* Anon. S. Chauntler, Amen Corner, Paternoster Row.

1847 *Catalina; or, The Spaniard’s Revenge* 12 nos., By W. Hillyard. John Dicks.

1847 * The Bottle; or, The Drunkard’s Crime* Published by John Dicks, October 23.

1847 *George Barnwell, The City Apprentice; or, London Life in the Last Century* George Vickers, December 25.

1847 *The Lady in Black* Anon. (James Malcolm Rymer) Edward Lloyd, 71 Nos.

1847 *Mysteries of Old Father Thames* Anon. 32 nos. W. Caffyn, 31, Oxford Street, Mile End.

1847 *Clarisse; or, The Merchant’s Daughter* Anon. Edward Lloyd.

1848*Tyburn Tree; or, The Mysteries of the Past* By J. Dicks, Esq. Author of “the Old Manor House,” &c., &c. (Charlotte Smith) beautifully illustrated. London: G. Purkess, Compton street, Soho; and all Booksellers. University of Alberta copy. ND 1848 attribution U of A catalogue. Illustrations by W. H. Thwaites.

1848*The Adventures of Marmaduke Midge, the Pickwickian legatee* by the author of “Tyburn Tree” (James Lindridge, sometimes this title is wrongly attributed to Edward Viles) 86 pgs. London : G. Vickers. (1848 ? BL)

1848 *Gentleman Jack; or, Life on the Road* Anon. Authorship attributed variously to Mrs. Caroline Grey or James Malcolm Rymer. Illustrated by G. T. R. Bourne, engraved by Pickering. Nos. 2, 3, & 4 Gratis With No. 1. Penny Weekly Nos. London : E. Lloyd, 12, Salisbury Square.

1848 *Claude Duval, the Ladies’ Highwayman* By the author of “Gentleman Jack” and “Paul Clifford.” London : E. Lloyd, 12, Salisbury Square.

1848 *Luke Somerton; or, The English Renegade* Anon. Edward Lloyd, 32 Nos.

1848 *Stradella; or, The Power of Song* By Walter Somers. E. Dipple, 12, Holywell Street, 14 Nos.

1848*The Mysteries of Old Father Thames; being a Sequel to the “Mysteries of London,”* by the author of “Emma Mayfield; or, the Rector’s Daughter.” Published by W. Caffyn, 31 Oxford-street, Mile-end; W. M. Clark, Warwick-lane; G. Vickers, Holywell-street, Strand. May 14, 1848 Lloyd’s Weekly Newspaper ad.

1848*Alice Leighton; or, the Murder at the Druid Stones* Published by W. Caffyn, 31 Oxford-street, Mile-end; W. M. Clark, Warwick-lane; G. Vickers, Holywell-street, Strand. May 14, 1848 Lloyd’s Weekly Newspaper ad.

1849* Rookwood a Romance* by William Harrison Ainsworth, with illustrations by John Gilbert, RA and George Cruikshank, engraved by Dalziel Bros. London : Routledge. “The Original Illustrated Edition. With *Memoir of William Harrison Ainsworth*, p. v-xxvii.

1849. *The Trial of the Mannings, with their Portraits, and also O'Connor's,* is published and may be had of any respectable bookseller, price threepence; but you must ask for "Lloyd's Edition," as all the other editions are not sold under sixpence - Advertisement from Lloyd's Weekly Newspaper, 12 Salisbury Square, Fleet-street, Dec 9, 1849. .

1849 *Penny Punch* Weekly. Kenny Meadows, Esq., Archibald Henning, Esq., R. J. Hamerton, Esq., &c. The literary matter from the pens of the ablest contributors to ‘old Punch’ in its palmist days, the ‘Puppet Show,’ ‘Man in the Moon’ &c. Office, 1, Picket-place. Jan. 5, 1860, Second volume second series.

1849 *The Mendicants of London* 10 nos. H. Vickers. 1849. Illustrated by Thwaites.

1849 *The Life and Adventures of Jack Sheppard* Anon. George Purkess, Compton Street, Soho. 30 Nos. No. 1 published April 28, 1849.

1849 *Paul Jones the Pirate* Pierce Egan Jr., George Purkess, Compton Street, Soho. September 29, 1849.

1849 *Roderick Dhu, Clan Alpine’s Chief; or, The Scottish Outlaw” November 10, 1849. George Purkess, Compton Street, Soho.

1849 *Deveril the Cracksman* By an Old Bailey Barrister” W. M. Clarke, 9 Nos.

1849 *Maid Marian : The Forest Queen* Pierce Egan Jr. - George Pierce.

1849 *Nell Gwynne; or, The Court of Charles II* Anon. Henry Barth, 4, Brydges Street, September 15.

1849 *Tyburn Tree; or, The Mysteries of the Past* By Jayhohenn Deehiseekayess, Esq., (pseud. James Lindridge) W. H. Thwaites, illustrator. G. Purkess, Compton Street, Soho. BL.

1849 *The Corsican Brothers* By Thomas Frost. G. Purkess, Compton Street, Soho.

1849 *Eliza Cook’s Journal*

1850*The String of Pearls; or, The Sailor’s Gift, a Romance of Peculiar Interest* by James Malcolm Rymer, 92 weekly penny numbers, London: Edward Lloyd. The title page inserted in the bound volumes of penny parts bears the words *The String of Pearls; or, the Barber of Fleet Street, a Domestic Romance* 

1850 *The Progress of Crime; or, The Authentic Memoirs of Marie Manning, of Minver-Place, Bermondsey. Descriptive of the Extraordinary Scenes of her Eventful Life, from her Earliest Youth to the Period of the Atrocious Murder of Mr. O’Connor* by Robert Huish, Esq. Strange, Paternoster-row ; Vickers, Holywell-street; and all booksellers in town and country. Threepence per number. “Mr. Huish’s ‘Memoir’ of this extraordinary woman increases in interest with each succeeding number. There is something peculiarly solemn and striking in the manner in which the dark conclusion is dimly foreboded. Every incident in the life of Marie manning points to some fearful catastrophe in which she will be the chief actor. Mr. Huish seems to have at his command abundance of authentic materials; and a perusal of his work will show how very erroneous are many of the rumours which have gained a currency through the columns of the public press.”

1850 *The Comic Family Herald* January, 19, 1850, No. 1, weekly. Office, 1, Pickett-place, Strand : G. Berger, G. Vickers, W. and R. Winn, Holywell-street; Clark, warwick-lane, and Strange, Paternoster-row. “An illustrated, original, facetious publication, with first-rate engravings by first-rate artists, and the funniest contributions by the funniest fellows - intended as a witty companion, and humorous assistant, to the four most popular weekly periodicals - The Family Herald, the London Journal, and Reynolds’s and Lloyd’s Miscellanies.”

1850 *Alice Leighton; or, The Murder at the Druid’s Stones* 51 Nos. Anon. William Clarke.

1850 *Alice Leighton; or, The Murder at the Druid’s Stones* Anon. Caffyn.

1850*The Black Mask; or, the Mysterious Robber* author of “Emma Mayfield,” “Old Father Thames” &c., (Thomas Frost). London: George Purkess Compton street Soho June 8, 1850 advertisement.

1850 *Tyburn Tree; or, The Mysteries of the Past* James Lindridge. George Vickers, Holywell Street. October 29, 1850, 40 Nos. (Jay)

1850*The Merry Wives of London. A Romance of Metropolitan Life.* By the Author of The “Socialist Girl,” etc., etc. “When a woman is depraved by man, her own sex, strange to say, are her bitterest enemies.” - Mrs. Hutchinson. London : G. Vickers, 28 and 29, Holywell Street, Strand. James Lindridge, Illustrated by Thwaites. 26 Nos. 200 pages .

1850 *De Lisle; or, the Shipwrecked Stranger* James Lindridge. London, 49 parts. Oxford Library.

1850 *De Lisle; or, the Shipwrecked Stranger* James Lindridge. London : William Caffyn. The author identifies himself on p. 270 as author of “The Ruined Cottage” which was “The Ruined Cottage; or, The Farmer’s Maid,” by Hannah Maria Jones in 78 Nos. from same publisher. In section titled “Parting Words” the author refers to himself as “a very young man.” Printer : W. M. Clark. Trinity College, Dublin.

1850 *The Unknown Warrior; or, The Secret Band* Anon. George Purkess, Compton Street, Soho. March 2, 1850.

1850 *Jack Rann, Alias Sixteen String Jack* by James Lindridge. March 23, 1850. George Purkess, Compton Street, Soho. (Jay)

1850 *Paul the Poacher * Thomas Frost. George Purkess, Compton Street, Soho. September 21, 1850.

1850 *Old London Bridge and it’s Mysteries* Rodwell. 52 Nos. Willoughby & Co.

1850*Doings In London; or, Day and Night Scenes of the Frauds, Frolics, Manners and Depravities of the Metropolis with Thirty-Three Engravings, By Bonner, From Designs by Mr. R. Cruikshank.* By G. Smeeton. Fourteenth Edition. London; Published by Hodson, Fleet Street and sold by all Booksellers.

1850 *Madeline Lisle; or, The Maid of Kent* Anon. S. J. Collins, 113 Fleet Street, May 18.

1851 *Captain Macheath, The Bold Highwayman* George Purkess, Compton Street, Soho. February 16, 1851.

1851 *The Monk, A Tale of the Inquisition* Monk Lewis. George Purkess, Compton Street, Soho. February 16, 1851.

1851 *Jack Cade, the Insurrectionist* Anon. George Purkess, Compton Street, Soho. March 8, 1851.

1851 *George Barrington, the Gentleman Pickpocket* Thomas Frost. George Purkess, Compton Street, Soho. November 1, 1851.

1851 *Obi : or, Three-Fingered Jack* by Thomas Frost. Edward Lloyd, Salisbury Square. 51 Nos. (406 double column pages.)

1851 *Jenny Diver, The Female Highwayman* James Lindridge. Illustrated by W. H. Thwaites. S. J. Collins January 25.

1851*Jonathan Wild; or, The Thief taker’s Daughter* By Ambrose Hudson. London : W. Winn, 34, Holywell Street, Strand. Illustrated by W. H. Thwaites.

1851*Captain Hawke; or, May Boyes; and the Shadow of Death* London: E. Lloyd. Source Frank Jay in N&Q 18 Mar 1922. (William Hawke the Flying Highwayman, see 1774)

1852 *The Black Mask; or, The Mysterious Robber* Thomas Frost. George Purkess, Compton Street, Soho. January 10, 1852.

1852 *The Corsican Brothers; or, The Fatal Duel* Anon. George Purkess, Compton Street, Soho. May 8, 1852.

1852 *Gentleman Jack; or, Life on the Road. A romance of interest abounding in hair-breadth escapes of the most exiting character.* By the Author of “Paul Clifford” 1852. London : E. Lloyd, Salisbury Square, Fleet-street. Illustrated by Pickering. 205 Nos.

1852 *Tom King (The Life and Adventures of the Highwayman)* Anon. Edward Lloyd. 51 Nos. August 11.

1852 (circa)*The Double Man ; or, The Revelations of an Old Jailor a Startling Narrative of True Events* “This tale is literally true, and transcribed from a manuscript found in an old brick house in one of the London outskirts.” Wrapper illustration is signed E. Brett, (probably Edwin,) interior illustrations “Brett.” London : John Lofts, 262, Strand, W. C. and all Booksellers. (Ono.)

1852 *The Rose of England; or, The Adventures of a Prince* Anon. John Lofts, August 28.

1852 *The Progress of Crime; or, Memoirs of Maria Manning, an Authentic Narrative of the Bermondsey Horrors * Anon. Illustrated. “16 Large Pages in Every Penny Number.” S. Y. Collins.

1852*Edward Charlton; or, Life behind the Counter* “A Tale illustrative of the Drapery Trade, and the Evils of the Late Hour System.” By Frederick Ross. London: Henry Lea, 22 Warwick-lane.

1852 *The Trials of Love; or, a Woman’s Reward* by Anna Maria Jones. 16 pages in each penny number. G. Pavey, 47 Holywell-street, Strand.

1853*Young Englishman’s Magazine* “How to Walk on the Ceiling” 8d engravings on wood and steel. London: Henry Lea, 22, Warwick Lane, Paternoster-row. Mar. 15, 1853.

1853 *Jane Shore : The Goldsmith’s Wife* Anon. John Lofts, 262, Strand. March 19.

1853 * The She Tiger; or, The Female Fiend* Sinnett, 490, Oxford Street. May 14.

1853 *The Orphan Sisters; or, The Lover’s Secret * Family Faults ; or, A Mother’s Error* A Voice From The Tomb* Emily Moreland; or, The Maid of the Valley* All by Mrs. H. M. Jones. John Lofts, 262, Strand. October 3, 1853 to January 21,1854.

1853 *The Mysteries of London* G. W. M. Reynolds. 1st Series, October 22, 1853. William M. Clarke.

1854 *Three Times Dead; or, The Secret of the Heath* By M. E. Braddon. 27 weekly Nos. Illustrated by J. Graham and Beeforth, London: W. (William) M. Clarke, 16, and 17, Warwick-Lane, Beverley, G.R. Empson toll Gavel.

1854 *Melina the Murderess; or, The Soldier Victim* Anon. (authored by Journalist Septimus Hunt according to Medcraft) 29 nos. W. Caffyn, 31, Oxford Street, Mile End. Based on a true crime.

1854*The Mysteries of Russia* “Curious and Remarkable Work By -” Illustrated by G. F. Sargeant, engraved by Landells, Gorway and Williams. “In this work the Emperor, his Family, and Court, are shown as they are known in Russia, but as no Russian dare speak of them.” One Penny. London: William Strange.

1854*Holt‘s Police Gazette* One Penny, London: William Strange.

1854*The War Chronicle* Illustrated penny weekly. July 9, 1854 advertisement. London: Henry Lea.

1854*Holt‘s Army and Navy Despatch* “All the News of the War” Three halfpence., London: William Strange.

1855*Boy’s Own Paper* (1855-1866) London: S. O. Beeton

1856 *Ben Bolt; or, The Perils of a Sailor* Thomas Prest. 15 Nos. G. Purkess.

1856 *Dick Turpin. *By Henry Downes Miles. Fourth Edition. Published by William Mark Clark. Warwick-lane, Paternoster-Row. Printed by William Mark Clark, 10, Red Lion-court, Fleet-street.

1856 *Schamyl; or, The Wild Woman of Circassia* By Peckett Prest, Esq. 52 Nos. Henry Lea, 22 Warwick Lane, Paternoster Row.

1856*Illustrated Life and Career of William Palmer* London: Ward & Lock, 158, Fleet Street

1856 *Life In Paris* By Vidocq. Henry Lea, September 20, 1856.

1856 *The Broken Heart; or, The Village Bride* By Mary Bennett - Henry Lea, September 20, 1856.

1856*Rosalind Woodbridge* Henry Lea, December 6.

1856 *Emmaline; or, The Orphan of the Castle, a Story of Life as it is* Nov. 16 No. 1 was given away with a purchase of Reynolds‘s Miscellany no. 439.

1856 *A Fund of Amusement* Christmas puzzle and humour book written, compiled, collected and arranged by Thomas Prest. 1s. Boards. London: Henry Lea, December 7 advertisement

1857*A Full Account of the Great Gold Robbery* illustrated by Percy Cruikshank, London : Henry Vickers.

1857 *The Doomed Ship a Tale of the Arctic Regions* “The Fate of Sir John Franklin” by William Hurton illustrated by Watts Phillips. Penny weekly numbers. London: Henry Lea, 22 Warwick-lane.

1857 *God’s Revenge Against Murder* “The Waterloo Bridge Tragedy! Now Ready. Illustrated” Office 1, Crane-court, Fleet-street. One penny.

1857*The Indian War Chronicle* “The Sepoy Mutiny.” Penny illustrated numbers. London: Henry Lea, Oct 25, 1857 advertisement.

1857 *Tyburn Tree; or, The Mysteries of the Past* James Lindridge. George Purkess, Compton Street, Soho. (Jay)

1857*Christopher Tadpole at Home and Abroad* 43 penny numbers by Albert Smith illustrated by John Leech. London: Henry Lea. May 17, 1857 advertisement.

1858*Lea‘s Penny Novelist* 36 pages. No. 1 contains “a large portion of Fenimore Cooper’s Red Rover.” London: Henry Lea.

1858*The Gipsy Chief; or, the Haunted Oak a Tale of Mystery* Hannah Maria Jones author of “The Gipsy Mother; or, the Miseries of Forced Marriages,” “The Scottish Chieftains; or, the Perils of Love and War,” “The Pride of the Village; or, the Farmer’s Daughters.” London: Henry Lea.

1858*The Chronicles of the Bastille* drawn by Cruikshank, London: Henry Lea.

1858*The Career of Richard Savage* “A Romance of Real Life” by Charles Whitehead, illustration by John Leech. London: Henry Lea.

1859 * The Life Raft; A Tale Of The Sea* Malcolm J. Errym. (James Malcolm Rymer) Illustrated by Sargent and Bonner. Reynolds’s Miscellany. Vol.22, No.558. February 19, 1859.

1859 * True Blue; or, Sharks upon the Sea* Malcolm J. Errym. (James Malcolm Rymer) Illustrated by Sargent and Bonner. Reynolds’s Miscellany. Vol.23, No.585. August 27, 1859.

1859 *Lady Morgan’s Luxima, the Prophetess, a Tale of India.* Complete in one volume. By Charles Westerton, Hyde-park-corner.

1860 *Sporting Telegraph* One Penny. London: George Maddick, 1 Crane-court.

1860 *Tom Sayers and the Benicia Boy Colour Plate* England vs. America. Two coloured plates per penny,18 Mar 1860. J. Thridgold, 9 and 10 Sidney-street, Commercial-road East.

1860 *Edith the Captive; or, The Robbers of Epping Forest.* By James Malcolm Rymer, Illustrated by C. F. Sargent and C. Bonner, 104 Nos. London : John Dicks. May 12, 1860.

1860*The Blue Dwarf. A Novel.* By Lady Esther Hope (William Stephens Hayward). “This wondrous record of a family mystery, hitherto buried in the archives of their strong room, is now first made public.” London : E. Harrison, 184 Fleet-street. “Tremendous Hit.” “No. 1 published on Monday last.” August 5, 1860 advertisement.

1860*The Woman With the Yellow Hair, a Romance of Good and Bad Society* Printed and published at the Office of the “United Kingdom Press,” 28 Brydges-street, Strand. Penny and monthly sixpenny parts. No. 2 Presented Gratis with No. 1. Advertisement July 15, 1860.

1860*The Serpent on the Hearth, a Mystery of the New Divorce Court* Printed and published at the Office of the “United Kingdom Press,” 28 Brydges-street, Strand. Penny and monthly sixpenny parts. No. 2 Presented Gratis with No. 1. Advertisement July 8, 1860 published July 16.

1860*The Career of an Artful Dodger; his Art and Artfulness* London: George Vickers

1860*Charley Wag, The New Jack Sheppard* A New and Intensely Exciting Real Life Romance. Illustrated By Robert Prowse. London : United Kingdom Press, 28, Brydges Street, Strand. 1860-61. Published in Penny Numbers with Green covers. Also issued in Monthly Parts. The Advertisement observes : “In this work...will be found the most graphic and reliable pictures of hitherto unknown phases of the Dark Side of London Life...rendered in stern, truthful language by one who has studied, in all its blackest enormity, the doings of secret crime.” Announced 11 Nov began 19 Nov 1860.

1860 (Nov 11) advertisement.
On the 19th of November will be published gratis, No. 2, with No. 1, price one penny, of a new and intensely-exciting real life romance entitled
In this work, for which the author has been employed almost night and day for the last two years collecting the necessary materials, will be found the most graphic and reliable pictures of hitherto unknown phases of the dark side of London Life, rendered in stern, truthful language by one who has studied in its blackest enormity the career of secret crime.

1860 *Colonel Jack; or, The Life of a Highwayman* J. F. Smith. H. Lea, 104 Nos. December 2, 1860.

1860*Gipsy Madge; or, Born to Good Luck* by Basil Shand, United Kingdom Press, 28 Brydges-street, Strand. Nov 18, 1860

1860*Ruth, The Murdered Child; or, the Story of the Roadside House* Illustrated by “Phiz” 12 Nos. London: J. Crowley and Co.

1860*The Colleen Bawn; or, the Collegian‘s Wife* Illustrated by “Phiz” London: J. Crowley and Co.

1860*Mary the Gipsy; or, the Middy‘s Bride* 12 Nos. London: J. Crowley and Co.

1860*Grimm‘s Goblins* Fairy Books for Boys and Girls. London: J. Crowley and Co.

1860 *The Ocean Child; or, the Wanderer of the Deep* Jan. 8, 1860 advertisement. . London: Henry Lea, 22 Warwick-lane. Other Henry Lea penny numbers on July 15, 1860 The Slave Mother by Percy B. St. John, Amy Lawrence, the Freemason’s Daughter, by J. F. Smith, The Sepoy’s Daughter. A True Tale of the Indian War by an Eye-Witness, Colonel Jack; or the Life of a Highwayman, by J. F. Smith, Mysteries of Paris, The Wandering Jew, and The Woman’s Secret, by Mrs. Maitland. Life of Wellington, Life of Napoleon, Robinson Crusoe, Don Quixote, Gulliver’s Travels penny editions. Colonel Jack Mar 18 1860 advertisement.

1860 *The Sporting Life* One penny. January 11 issue came with gratis “Portrait of Heenan,” from a photograph by Fredericks of Broadway, NY. London: 148 Fleet-street.

1860 *Rogues Progress, The Autobiography of “Lord Chief Baron Nicholson* George Vickers, Angel-court, Strand. 1860.

1860 *Tracts on Crime* pamphlet, 4 leaves, 6 ¾ inches x 4 ½ inches. Paul, 18, Great Andrew Street, Seven Dials. December 31.

1860 *The Sepoy’s Daughter, A Tale of the Indian Mutiny* by John Bridge.

1860 *The New Mysteries of London* By Aglen A. Dowty, (Philander Smiff O. P. Q.) Illustrated By Hablot K. Browne, Esq., (Phiz.) London : J. A. Berger, 13, Catherine Street, Strand. 22 Nos. 176 pages.

1860 *Little John And Will Scarlett; Or The Outlaws of Sherwood Forest* By
The Forest Ranger, London H. Vickers, Strand ; and All Booksellers.

1860 ?*Tyburn Tree* in four 100-pqge parts issues. Others were *Handsome Jack ; or, the Shadow of the Scaffold* *Captain M’Cleane; or, the Gallop to the Gallows* *Dick Flybynight and the Black Gang* NY : De Witt.

1860*Turpin and Bess, a Romance of the Road* Printed and Published by E. Head, Office 9, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street and all Booksellers.

1860*Tom Fox; or, The Revelations of a Detective.* “Comprising Adventures, Disguises, Perils, Escapes, Captures, and Intrigues.” 158 engravings. London: George Vickers

1861*The Trail of the Serpent; or, the Secret of the Heath* by M.E. Braddon, London: Ward & Lock, 158 Fleet Street

1861 *Edith the Captive; or, The Robbers of Epping Forest.* 104 Nos. By James Malcolm Rymer. John Dicks. Re-issue, March 9.

1861 *The Dark Woman; or, Plot and Passion* By James Malcolm Rymer. Illustrated by C. F. Sargent and C. Bonner. 51 parts, End of Volume I, continued as *The Dark Woman; or, The Days of the Prince Regent* for a total of 104 parts. London : John Dicks. Inscription in ink: “Mrs. L. Bradfield, 1 New Road, Battersea Fields London- March 21st, 1865.” The parts were advertised for sale in Reynolds’s Miscellany on August 16, 1861. It was re-issued on March 24, 1866.

1861 *The Dance of Death; or, The Hangman's Plot. A Tale of London and Paris* by Detective Brownlow and Monsieur Tuevoleur, Sergeant of the French Police. NewsAgents Publishing Company 147 Fleet Street, London.

1861*Black Rollo the Pirate, or: the Dark Woman of the Deep: a Graphic Tale of the American War Founded on Facts* By Captain I. Lyons. Beautifully Illustrated. London : Henry Lea, 112, Fleet Street, E.C. R. Beard, Printer, 29, Farringdon Street, E.C.

1861*Black Rollo the Pirate, or: the Dark Woman of the Deep* By Captain Irving Lyons. 93 nos. Newsagents’ Publishing Co. (Ono)

1861*Tyburn Tree; or, the Mysteries of the Past* By James Lindridge. Thwaites Illustration. 31 nos. London : R. S. Swift, 1861. (Ono)

1861*The Black Flag; or, The Pirate Fiend of the Secret Cave. A Romance of Love and War.* By the Countess Constance D’Orsay, (The Female Sailor.) United Kingdom Press, 28, Bridges Street, Strand. Illustrated by Webbe.

1861*Flora the Forsaken; or, The Doom of the Betrayer. A Tale of Woman’s Love and Man’s Deceit.* By Montague Eversley, Esq., author of “Passion and Principle,” “The Virgin’s Kiss,” “The Duchess’s Lover,” &c. United Kingdom Press, 28, Bridges Street, Strand. From an Advertisement at the back of The Black Flag; or, The Pirate Fiend.

1861*Vice; or, The Midnight Crimes of London a Romance of Terror, Trial, and Temptation.* By George Savage, author of “Charley Wag,” and ‘The Woman With the Yellow Hair,” &c. United Kingdom Press, 28, Bridges Street, Strand. From an Advertisement at the back of The Black Flag; or, The Pirate Fiend.

1861*Varney the Vulture ; or, The Track of the Doomed. A Tale of the Scalping-Knife, the Wigwam and the War-Trail.* By the Countess Constance D’Orsay, (The Female Sailor.) this most exciting story of the woods and prairies is founded upon incidents in the Authoress’s own Life. United Kingdom Press, 28, Bridges Street, Strand. From an Advertisement at the back of The Black Flag; or, The Pirate Fiend.

1861*The Mysterious Man; or, The Three In One.* Beautifully Illustrated by Prowse and Webbe. London: Webbe, 3, Brydges Street, Strand. Will Be Completed in About Twenty Nos.

1861*Dora the Duchess ! Or Lovers’ Trials; a Mystery of the Highway* by Captain the Hon. G. V. Beltone. London : H. Vickers, Strand and all Booksellers in the Town and Country. Advertisement at the back of The Mysterious Man.

1861*Dora the Duchess; or, Lovers’ Trials; a Tale of the Highway* by Captain the Honorable G. V. Beltone. Publishing Office, 3, Black Horse Court, Fleet Street.

1861*The Extraordinary Life, Fearful Sufferings, and Horrible Death of the LADY BEULAH !A Full Exposure of Mormon Murders and Tortures by the DEMONS OF UTAH ! In the City of the Great Salt Lake* Illustrated by numerous Engravings from Authentic Sketches by a Mormon Priest, recently escaped from Deseret. London: Webbe, 3, Brydges Street, Strand. Advertisement at the back of The Mysterious Man.

1861*Somebody Else‘s Wife: the History of a Heartless Woman* United Kingdom Press, 28 Brydges-street, Strand. Fancy boards, 2s. June 26, 1861 advertisement.

1861*Jessie Ashton; or, the Adventures of a Barmaid: a Romance of Love and Crime* Commenced in No. 13 of the Halfpenny Welcome Guest, November 16, 1861, published Mondays. London: George Vickers, Angel-court, Strand. Jessie Ashton melodrama March 29, 1863, Era advertisement, Surrey Theatre.

1861*The Octoroon; or, the Lily of Louisiana* Commenced in No. 21 of the Halfpenny Journal, November 16, 1861, London: Ward & Lock, 158 Fleet Street.

1861*Ward & Lock’s Shilling Volume Library* London: Ward & Lock, 158 Fleet Street.

1. Family Credit by Westland Marston
2. Which Wins- Love or Money? By the author of “Whitefriars.”
3. Recollections of a Relieving Officer.
4. Lady Lisle by M. E. Braddon (ready December1)

1861*The London Herald* Edited by Percy B. St. John. H. Vickers, publisher. “The Black Angel” by W. Stephens Hayward.

1861*The London Miscellany* “A Mystery in Scarlet” by Malcolm J. Errym, editor. Illustrated by “Phiz.”

1861*Twice a Week* “Daisy Thorne; or, The Grimswood Mystery”, “Dead Men Tell No Tales.” “Phiz” illustrations, London: John Dicks.

1862*In Search of a Wife a Tale of the Day* by Charles H. Ross, Reynolds’s Miscellany, Vol. 28, No. 711, Jan 25, 1862.

1862 *Ruth the Betrayer; or, The Female Spy* By Edward Ellis, Illustrated by W. H. Thwaites. No. 1, February 8, 1862. London : Published for the Proprietors, At The Office, 25, Wellington Street, Strand. (John Dicks address). The adress on the Barry Ono copy read London: John Dicks, 313, Strand and All Booksellers. 

1862*Roving Jack the Pirate Hunter* by Charles Stevens. Office 173 Fleet Street, halfpenny weekly. Advertisement, August 17, 1862

1862 *Nan Darrell ; or, the Highwayman’s Daughter, an Historical Romance* 12 nos. H. Lea, 112, Fleet street, E.C.

1862*Bow Bells* “Woman’s Worth” by Eliza Winstanley, London: John Dicks

1862*Every Boy’s Magazine* Edmond Routledge, Editor. “Wild Man of the West” by Ballantyne. EBM ran for 28 years then was absorbed by another magazine. Routledge also published “Every Girl’s Annual” and “Little Wide Awake.”

1863*Deeds of Darkness; or, a Fight against Fate* Founded on Tom Taylor’s Admirable Drama “The Ticket-of-Leave Man” Anon. Reynolds’s Miscellany, Vol. 31, No. 791, Aug 3, 1863.

1863*Boys‘ Miscellany* Mar.7, 1863-Feb 27 1864. Published by E. Harrison and later by Maddick and Pottage. “Sixteen-string Jack, the Daring Highwayman,” “Mazeppa; or, the Dwarf’s Revenge.

1863*Halfpenny Gazette a Journal of Fiction and General Literature* No. 4 [New Series] Illustrated by H. Anelay and W. Standfast, Effie Deans; or, the Lily of St. Leonard’s by George Armitage, illustrated by John Gilbert, The Factory Girl, Clippings from “Fun” and “Punch.” March 29, 1863, Era advertisement. London: John Dicks, 318, Strand. (May Dudley; or, the White Mask, by Errym, was running in Reynolds’s Miscellany at the time.)

1863*Isabel’s Vengeance: a Romance of London Life* by the author of “Black Farm.” Commenced in No. 101 of the Halfpenny Welcome Guest, Aug.2, 1863. London: George Vickers, Angel-court, Strand.

1863*Stella; or, the Grave in the Sands* by the author of “The Cottage Girl” No. 113 Halfpenny Journal published every Saturday at the “Welcome Guest” Office, 4 Shoe-lane, Fleet Street. “The Black Band; or, the Mysteries of Midnight” by Lady Caroline Lascelles ( Mary Braddon.) August 12, 1863 advertisement.

1863*Fanny White And Her Friend Jack Rawlings A Romance Of A Young Lady Thief and a Boy Burglar Including Their Artful Dodges; Their Struggles and Adventures; Prisons and Prison-breakings; Their Ups and Downs; and Their Tricks Upon Travellers, Etc., Etc.* By The Author Of “Charley Wag” With Twenty-one Original Illustrations by Robert Prowse, London: George Vickers, Angel Court, Strand. Advertisement August 2, 1863

1863 *Edith Heron (sequel to “Edith the Captive.”)* By James Malcolm Rymer. Illustrated by C. F. Sargent and C. Bonner. 104 parts. London : John Dicks.

1863*The Ghost’s Secret, a Tale of Terror* 9 nos. London : E. Harrison. Ono.

1863 *Purkess‘s Penny Library of Romances* George Purkess. No. 1, January 29, 1863.

1863 *Black Bess; or, The Knight of the Road. A Tale of the Good Old Times* Anon. (Edward Viles) Illustrated by Robert Prowse and others. No. 1 August 8, 1863. E. Harrison, Salisbury Court, Fleet Street. “ran to 254 penny weekly numbers and 2028 pages, each number of eight pages…” -Frank Jay N&Q April 29, 1922.

1863 *Blueskin : A Romance of the Last Century* By the author of “Black Bess; or, The Knight of the Road” &c. Illustrated by Robert Prowse and others. Edward Harrison, Salisbury Square, Fleet Street. Advertisement 2 Aug 1863

1863 *Nightshade; or, Claude Duval, the Dashing Highwayman* By James Malcolm Rymer. Illustrated by C. Bonner, T. F. Wilson. 60 nos., No. 1, October 17, 1863. Date from advertisements in Reynolds's Miscellany.

1863*The Women of London* No. 2 Given Away With No. 1. Published every Saturday at the “Welcome Guest” Office, 4 Shoe-lane. Advertisement in Reynolds Newspaper August 9, 1863. Same advertisement in Sporting Gazette, October 3, 1863. A Thrilling Romance of Reality, giving an Insight into the Dangers and Temptations of a Woman's Life in London.

1863 *The Women of London Disclosing The Trials and Temptations of a Woman's Life in London With Occasional Glimpses of a Fast Career * By Bracebridge Hemyng. 24 Illustrations by Robert Prowse, London : George Vickers, Angel Court, Strand.

1863 *Rook the Robber; or, London Fifty Years Ago* By Edward Ellis. Illustrations by W. H. Thwaites. October 24, 1863, No. 1. John Dicks, 313 Strand.

1863*The Ticket-of-Leave Man; or, Wealth, Poverty, and Crime,* 34 parts. Henry Lea, 112 Fleet Street.

1863*Highland Jessie* The Penny Illustrated Weekly News, a police journal, announced a new narrative about “the last Indian War, the renowned Highland Jessie, (Jessie Brown), and the whole of those distinguished characters who appeared in the memorable and barbarous Massacre of Cawnpore,” with 300 engravings “Sketched on the Spot.” London: J. Dicks, 313, Strand.

1863*The Adventures of Reuben Davidger: Seventeen Years and Four Months Captive Among The Dyaks Of Borneo* James Greenwood. Serialized in S. O. Beaton‘s “Boy’s Own Magazine”

1864 *The Illustrated Police News law courts and criminal-record* No. 1, 20, Feb, 1864-No. 3862, 3 march 1938. Then ; Sporting Record no. 3863, 9 Mar. 1838-1938. London : John Ransom, Printer Richard I. Beard (1864). London : George Purkess (1870).1d. Circulation 100,000 per issue in 1868.

1864*The Cheerful Lamp; a Light for Every Home* Penny weekly. No. 1, 20 Feb 1864. London: News-agents’ Publishing Co., 147 Fleet-street.

1864*The Sons of the White Eagle; or, the Patriots of Poland* By Count Alexei Benjowski, “recently escaped from the Russian Police. Containing the most extraordinary revelations of Russian atrocities and Polish heroism ever published.” Penny weekly. London: 112 Fleet-street. Ad 7 Feb 1864.

1864 *Rose Mortimer; or, The Ballet-Girl's Revenge Being the Romance and Reality of a Pretty Actress's Life Behind the Scenes and Before the Curtain By a Comedian of the T. R. Drury Lane* Published for the London Romance Company by the News-Agents' Publishing Company. 147 Fleet Street. 25 Nos. Robert Prowse Illustrations.

1864 *Gentleman Clifford and his White Mare Brilliant; or, the Ladies’ Highwayman* Anonymous. Attributed to Edward Viles. Illustrated by Moore and Williamson. London : E. Harrison.

1864 *The Boy Brigand; or, The Dark King of the Mountains. A Tale of Italy* By Alfred Coates. Henry Lea, 112 Fleet Street.

1864*The Scalp Hunters* by Mayne Reid. Henry Lea, 112 Fleet Street. Feb 14 1864 advertisement.

1864 *The Felon’s Daughter; or, Pamela’s Perils* By Edward Ellis. John Dicks, 313 Strand.

1864 *May Turpin, The Queen of the Road. A Romance* By the Author of "Dick Turpin, A Romance of the Road," "Jack Sheppard and Jonathan Wild," &c., &c. Newsagents' Publishing Company (Limited) 147, Fleet Street.

1864 *Jolly Dogs of London; Or, The Two Roads of Life* NPC, 147, Fleet

1864*Ruth, the Murdered Child; or, The Story of the Roadside House* on wrapper. Eighteen pence complete. Interior title *Ruth, the Murdered Child; or, The Mystery of the Roadside House* With illustrations by Phiz. London : George Vickers, Angel Court, Strand. (Ono)

1864*The White Boys; or, the Oath of Vengeance, a Story of Ireland* No. 1 of “The London Library.” London: Henry Lea, 112- Fleet-street. Advertisement Dec 4 1864

1864*Jane Shore; or, the Goldsmith‘s Wife* London: Henry Lea, 112- Fleet-street. Advertisement Dec 4 1864

1864*The Dashing Girls of London; or, the Six Beauties of St. James‘s* penny weekly numbers. London: Henry Lea, 112- Fleet-street. Advertisement Dec 4 1864

1864*Outsiders of Society; or, the Wild Beauties of London* penny weekly numbers. London: Henry Lea, 112- Fleet-street. Advertisement Dec 4 1864

1864*Skittles: a Biography of a “Fascinating” Woman* “with details of her captivating Society, Manners and Associates.” London: George Vickers, Angel-court, Strand. 16 Feb 1864 advertisement.

1864*Left Her Home a Tale of Female Life and Adventure* by “Anonyma” (Samuel Bracebridge Hemyng) London: George Vickers, Angel-court, Strand. 16 Feb 1864 advertisement.

1864*Young Ladies of London; or, the Mysteries of Midnight* penny weekly numbers. London: Henry Lea, 112- Fleet-street. Advertisement Nov 20 1864

1864*Young Ladies of London; or, Night Scenes in the Haymarket* penny weekly numbers. London: Henry Lea, 112- Fleet-street. Advertisement Dec 4 1864

1864*The Boy Rover; or, The Smuggler of the South Seas* By Lieut. Parker, U.S.S. London : Henry Lea, 112 Fleet street, E. C. 22 May 1864 advertisment.

1864*The Female Detective* “This day, never before published.” Edited by Andrew Forrester, 2s. complete. Reynolds's Newspaper advertisement, May 22, 1864. London : Ward & Lock

1864*Old Sailor‘s Jolly Boat* 16 page penny weekly numbers. “Laden with tales and yarns to please all hands; pulled by wit, fun, humour and pathos, and steered by W. M. Barker, author of “Jem Bunt.” 21 numbers. London: Henry Lea, 112- Fleet-street. Advertisement Dec 4 1864

1864*Jem Bunt: a Tale of the Land and the Ocean* by W. M. Barker, author of “Jem Bunt.” Illustrated by Cruikshank. London: Henry Lea, 112- Fleet-street. Advertisement Nov 20 1864.

1864*The Lady Detective* by the author of “Skittles.” London: J. A. Berger, 13 Catherine Street, Strand. May 15, 1864 advertisement. Curious because the only copy I know of is published at the same address under the imprint E. Griffiths.

1864*The Lady Detective* by the author of “Skittles.” London: George Vickers, Angel-court, Strand. Oct 2, 1864 advertisement.

1864*The Beautiful Demon* by the author of “The Black Angel” (W. Stephens Hayward). London: George Vickers, Angel-court, Strand. Oct 2, 1864 advertisement.

1864*Eva the Outcast; a tale of Gipsy life* by the Norwood Gipsy. London: Henry Lea, 112- Fleet-street. Advertisement Nov 20 1864.

1864*Comic News Grand Christmas Number* Illustrated by M. M. (from Fun) William Brunton, and Yorick. Office 286, Strand.

1864*History of the Briggs’ Railway Tragedy* “Execution of Muller” Two-pence, 32 pages, 28 illustrations. Illustrated Police News, 83 Fleet-street.

1864*Penny Illustrated Weekly News* London: John Dicks. 20 Nov 1864 advertisement.

1864*The Battle of Waterloo* John Gilbert penny wood-engraving. Measures 30 inches by 28. London: John Dicks. 20 Nov 1864 advertisement.

1864*Kate Hamilton an Autobiography of a Gay Life and a “Love” Curse* Fancy cover 2s. London: George Vickers, Angel-court, Strand. Uniform with Skittles, Anonyma, Left Her Home, Fanny White, Women of London. Published this day, April 24, 1864.

1864*Love Frolics of a Young Scamp Narrated by Himself* 2s. Edited by Charles Marvel. London: George Vickers Angel-court, Strand. Dec. 4 1864 ad

1864*The Boy Actor, The Boy Rover, The Boy Brigand* three penny dreadfuls. London: Henry Lea, 112- Fleet-street. Advertisement Nov 20 1864.

1864*New Newgate Calendar* London: E. Harrison

1864*Garibaldi : His Life and Times* 12 page weekly numbers., London: S. O. Beeton
April 24, 1864 advertisement.

1864*Leah, the Jewish Maiden* Ward & Lock, Fleet-street. April 24, 1864 advertisement. Also advertised were Bel Demonio and The Duke’s Motto.

1864*Halfpenny Welcome Guest* “The Perils of a Pretty Girl” no. 126. George Vickers Angel-court, Strand. Feb 14 1864 ad

1864*Halfpenny Miscellany* Story Paper. London: Henry Lea, 112- Fleet-street. Advertisement Dec 4 1864

1864*Halfpenny Journal* Story Paper. In no. 137 commenced series of “Revelations of the London Detective Police” London: Ward & Lock, 158 Fleet-street. Feb 14 1864 advertisement. London: 4, Shoe-lane, Fleet-street. Dec. 4 1864 advertisement.

1864*The Great Codrington Divorce Case Truth Stranger than Fiction* Illustrated Police News Special Pamphlet. London: John Ransom, 83 Fleet-street. Dec. 4 1864 ad

1864*The Wild Boys of London; or, the Children of the Night* 103 nos. by anonymous (Vane Ireton St. John). “Every maiden and wife, every youth and husband, every boy, should read Wild Boys of London; or, the Children of the Night” July 17 1864 RN advertisement. London: Newsagents’ Publishing Company, 147 Fleet Street.

The last page had the following Special Notice:
A New Tale, of startling and thrilling interest, called,
Will be published on Tuesday December 5.
With No. 3 of this work will be published and given away (Gratis) an Illustrated Story entitled,

1864*London Life* price 3s. 6d. “London by Lamplight. Rapid Scenes of LIFE as exhibited in the mighty metropolis. Photographs of all the daily and nightly scenes enacted by -. The most complete guide to London by lamplight ever published with numerous fine engravings. price 3s. 6d. Stamps as cash. A rare catalogue of old works forwarded for six stamps.” London: C. Brown, Wych-street, strand. April 24, 1864.

1864*King Lion* Serial by James Greenwood appeared in S. O. Beeton’s Boys Own Magazine.

1865 *The Work Girls of London; their Trials and Temptations* London: Newsagents’ Publishing Company, 147 Fleet Street.

1865 *Fanny White and Her Friend Jack Rawlings, A Romance of a Young Lady Thief and a Boy Burglar* by the author of "Charley Wag* With Twenty-One Original Illustrations. London, George Vickers, Angel Court, Strand.

1865. *The Woman With The Yellow Hair A Romance of Good and Bad Society by the author of "Charley Wag"* United Kingdom Press.

1865*Charley Wag, The New Jack Sheppard* Re-issue originally published in 72 8 page penny numbers now in 32 16 page penny numbers. London: George Vickers , Angel-court, Strand. April 2 1865 advertisement.

1865 *Charley Wag, The New Jack Sheppard* by George Savage (Author of "The Woman With the Yellow Hair," "Somebody Else’s Wife" (72 Parts) London. William Grant. (1865 ?)

1865 *Red Ralph; Or, The Daughter of Night A Romance of the Road In the
Days of Dick Turpin* By Percival Wolfe Published for the London Romance Company by News-Agents' Publishing Company limited, 147 Fleet Street. Illustrations by Robert Prowse. 412 pages in Ono.

1865 *Red Wolf, the Pirate: The Monarch of the Seas* 86 nos. Office, 45 Essex-street, Strand. June 11, 1865 advertisement. (Temple Publishing Co.)

1865*Dare Devil Dick the Boy King of the Smugglers* “To be published on July 29.” Office, 45 Essex-street, Strand. July 23 1865 advertisement.

1865*Tales of Highwaymen, Smugglers and Buccaneers* 45, Essex-street, Strand.

1865*Starlight Nell, Queen of the Highwaymen; or, The Scarlet Riders of Hownslow Heath* by William L. Emmett. 46 nos. Some copies are subtitled “The Red Riders of Hownslow Heath.” 45, Essex-street, Strand. No. 5 Nov. 19, 1865.

1865*Admiral Tom, the King of the Boy Buccaneers* by William L. Emmett. 104 nos. 45, Essex-street, Strand. Reprinted as “Captain Tom Drake.”

1865*The Poor Boys of London; or, Driven to Crime* 41 nos. 45, Essex-street, Strand.
1865*The Maroon’s Daughter; or, The Blood-hounds of Jamaica* 47 Nos. 45, Essex-street, Strand

1865 *The Illustrated Builder‘s Journal* Office, 147 Fleet-street, Strand. June 11, 1865 advertisement.

1865 *The Merry Wives of London* Original Edition in one vol. 30 engravings. 5s. C. Brown, 44 Wych-street, Strand. Also “Fanny White and her Friend Bill Rawlings, their funny adventures, 5s., Kate Hamilton, her Strange History, 5s., Fanny Hill, 5s.” 23 July 1865 advertisement.

1865*The English Mechanic* One penny weekly. London: Newsagents’ Company, 147 fleet-street. 23 July 1865 advertisement.

1865*Illustrated Builder‘s Journal* One penny weekly. London: Newsagents’ Company, 147 fleet-street. 23 July 1865 advertisement. No publisher.

1865 * Wild Will; Or, The Pirates of the Thames* By Percival Wolfe. Illustrated by Prowse. twelve nos. and 94 pages. Published for the London Romance Company by News-Agents Publishing Company limited. 1865 .

1865 *Tales of Highwaymen; or, Life on the Road* 62 nos. London: Newsagents’ Publishing Company, 147 Fleet Street. Begins Jan. 21, 1865. From advertisement. Ono lists the same for 1862. *Tales of Highwaymen * by the author of “Turnpike Dick,” London: Charles Fox c. 1874

1865 * Tyburn Tree; or, The Highwaymen of England* London : George Howe. 30 Nos. 1865. (Ono)

1865 *The Boy Sailor; or, Life on Board a Man-of-War* London: Newsagents’ Publishing Company, 147 Fleet Street.

1865 *The Boy Pirate; or, Life on the Ocean a Novel* Captain Irving Lyons. 92 parts. Newsagents' Publishing Co.

1865 *George Barrington, the Pickpocket* by James Malcolm Rymer, 22 nos., London : John Dicks, 1865. Ono.

1865 *The New Epicurean : or, The Delights of Sex, Facetiously and Philosophically Considered* By Edward Sellon. William Dugdale, Publisher.

1865 *The Life and Career of a London Errand Boy* by John Bennett Author of “Night and Day,” “Family Mysteries,” “Career of an Artful Dodger,” “Tom Fox,” “Ways and Means,” “Revelations of a Sly Parrot,” “The Orphan Sisters,” “The Emigrant’s Daughter,” &c. London : Henry Vickers, Strand. (Ono)

1865?*Black Wolf; or, The Boy Highwayman* Office, 125, Fleet Street, London. (Newsagents Publishing Co., 149, Fleet Street also published this title.)

1865*The Headless Horseman : A Strange Tale Of Texas* by Captain Mayne Reid, 20 parts, London: Chapman and Hall, Picadilly

1866*The Boys of England* First published Tuesday, 27 Nov 1866 by Charles Stevens. “Alone in the Pirate’s Lair,” (Stevens), “Who Shall be Leader?,” (Vane Ireton St. John), “Chevy Chase; or the Battle on the Border” (John Cecil Stagg). By the eleventh issue, 4 Feb 1867, Edwin J. Brett, former partner of Ebenezer Landell, took control.

1866 * The Black Highwayman, Being the Second Series of Black Bess; or, The Knight of the Road* Illustrated by Robert Prowse. Edward Harrison, Salisbury Square, Fleet Street.

1866 *The Skeleton Horseman; or, The Shadow of Death* NPC, 60 Nos.

1866*Ivan the Terrible; or, Dark Deeds of Night* London: Office, 147 Fleet Street. 34 Nos.

1866 *Tyburn Dick; or, Take me who Dare” 79 nos. Temple Publishing Co.

1866 *Black Hawke, The Highwayman* London : Newsagents’ Publishing Company, 147, Fleet Street, E.C.

1866 *Moonlight Jack ; or, The King Of The Road* Newsagent's Publishing
Company, 147 Fleet Street. No. 1 January 13, 1866.

1866* Hounslow Heath and its Moonlight Riders* London Romance
Company, 7, Red Lion Court, Fleet Street, E.C. Illustrated by Robert Prowse.

1866*The Dashing Girls of London; or, The Six Beauties of St. James* London : Henry Lea, 112 Fleet street, E. C.

1866*The Boy Brigand; or, The Dark King of the Mountains* By a Wild Irishman. London : Henry Lea, 112 Fleet street, E. C.

1867* The Confessional Unmasked (Extracts From)* Glasgow Publishing Co., 7, Argyle Street, Glasgow and the Newsagent’s Publishing Co., Fleet Street, London

1867*Young Englishman’s Journal* 13 April 1867- 9 Mar 1870. Incorporated into The Sons of Britannia, no. 1, 14 Mar 1870. “Willie Gray; or, the Wreck of the Polar Star” London: Temple Publishing Company, Essex-street, Strand.

1867 *Black-Eyed Susan; or, Pirates Ashore* “founded (with permission) on Douglas Jerrold’s popular drama.” George Emmett, London: Office, 82 Fleet-street Oct 5 1867 advertisement.

1867 *The Boy Detective; or, the Crimes of London,* London: Office, 147 Fleet-street. Oct 5 1867 advertisement.

1867*Tales of Pirates and Adventures at Sea* 60 nos. London: E. Harrison, Salisbury-square, Fleet-street. April 13, 1867 advertisement.

1867*Marlborough House* 51 nos. London: E. Harrison, Salisbury-square, Fleet-street. April 13, 1867 advertisement.

1867*New Newgate Calendar* 80 nos. London: E. Harrison, Salisbury-square, Fleet-street. April 13, 1867 advertisement.

1867 *The Illustrated Police Gazette* No. 1, Feb. 9, 1867. 1/2d. London : George Purkess, Printer-Publisher. (Waterloo Directory.)

1867 *Roving Jack the Pirate Hunter* Publishing Office, 173 Fleet Street,
E. C.

1867*Dare Devil Dick, the Boy King of the Smugglers* London : Temple Publishing Co. 96 Nos.- Summers.

1868*Spring-Heel'd Jack, the Terror of London, by the author of "The Confederate's Daughter," &c.* Newsagents’ Publishing Company, 147, Fleet-street. Advertisement Feb 22, 1868.

1868*Paul Jones the Pirate King of the Ocean* Newsagents’ Publishing Company, 147, Fleet-street. Advertisement 1868.

1868*Robin Hood and the Archers of Sherwood Forest* “The Young Englishman’s Journal Edition.” Advertisement 1868. London: Temple Publishing Offices, 145, Fleet-street.

1868*Captain Jack; or, One of the Light Brigade* First of the Shot and Shell series by George Emmett. “Captain Jack; or, One of the Light Brigade” appeared in the Young Englishman's Journal, 1868 and sold in 21 16 page penny numbers. Other Shot and Shell tiles were: “Shaw, the Lifeguardsman,” Young Englishman's Journal, 1868-69, (Waterloo);“The King's Hussars,” Young Englishman's Journal, 1869, (Lucknow); “For Valour; or, How I Won the Victoria Cross,” The Young Briton, 1869-70, (Afghanistan); “Death or Glory; or, the Uhlans of England,” Sons of Britannia, 1870 (Crimean War); and “Karl, the Uhlan; or, the Cast of the Die,” The Young Briton, 1871 (Franco-German War).

1868 *The Life and Adventures of Jack Rann Sixteen-String Jack* London : A. Ritchie, 6, Red Lion-court, Fleet-street, E.C. Nos. 1 & 2, price one penny. Splendid colour Plate Gratis. (Ono)

1868*The Town; or, Pictures of Life* Nos. 1-14, 2d each. Also Fanny Hill, Woman of Pleasure and Moll Flanders. Charles Brown, 44, Wych-street, Strand.

1868*The Sensational Journal* 2d. Charles Brown, 44, Wych-street, Strand.

1868*Ambrose Hudson‘s Journal of Wit and Humour Love and Romance* 2d. Also Merry Wives of London, Women of London, and Life of a Footman. Charles Brown, 44, Wych-street, Strand. 21 Feb 1868 RM advertisement.

1868 *The Heroes of the Guillotine and Gallows; or, the Awful Adventures of Askern, Smith and Calcraft, the Three Rival Hangmen of York Castle, Stafford Gaol and Newgate ; and Sanson, the Executioner of Paris with his Cabinet of Murderer‘s Curiosities Full of Astonishing Disclosures Concerning Their Private and Public Lives, and Startling Incidents before and after the performance of their dreadful office* One Penny. London : Frederick Farrah, 282 Strand, E. C.

1869 *The Life and Trial of Madame Rachel* Private letters and interesting particulars never before published. Portraits of MADAME RACHEL - MRS BORRADALE - LORD RANELAGH, With three large illustrations, presented GRATIS, showing the process of being made “Beautiful for ever.” Sixteen pages of letterpress, portraits, and Illustrations. London: G. Purkess, Strand. Now Ready One Penny, Post Two pence. Advertisement March 13, 1869

1869 *Lady Godiva ; or, Peeping Tom of Coventry* London : 145, Fleet Street, E.C. (Ono) (probably Borlase- see Tom King.)

1870 *Roving Jack the Pirate Hunter* Publishing Office, 145 Fleet Street, E. C. 12 Mar 1870 advertisement.

1870 *Sons of Britannia* No. 1, 14 Mar 1870- 15 Sep 1877. “The Idols Eye; or, the Search for a Big Diamond,” by W. S. Hayward, “Rapier Jack; or, the Bull Fighters of Madrid” by Charles Stevens, and “Tom Wildrake, the Tartar of the School. A Bad Boys Schooldays” by George Emmett and E. Harcourt Burrage. Publishing Office, 145 Fleet Street, E. C. Published by Henry Lea then Charles Fox, then Ritchie and Co.

1870*The Nighthawks of London; or, the Miser‘s Daughter* London; Newsagents’ Publishing Co., 147, Fleet-street. 5 Feb 1870 advertisement.

1870*The Real Life and Times of Jack Sheppard* “bound in a handsome wrapper, price 6d.” London; Newsagents’ Publishing Co., 147, Fleet-street, and F. Farrah, 282 Strand. 5 Feb 1870 advertisement.

1870*The Boy‘s Own Conjuror; or, Magic Made Easy* One Penny, sixteen pages, illustrated. London; Newsagents’ Publishing Co., 147, Fleet-street.

1870*The Alton Murder* “Police News Edition” Twenty pages. One Penny with Portraits. London: G. Purkess, Office, 286 Strand.

1870*Todmorden Murders, The Life Trial and Execution of Miles Wetherill* One Penny with Portraits. London: G. Purkess, Office, 286 Strand.

1870*Life of Lady Byron as Described by Mrs. Beecher Stowe* One Penny with Portraits. London: G. Purkess, Office, 286 Strand.

1870 *The Life and Times of Charles Dickens* With “his correct portrait.” Comprised in 16 8vo. pages. London: G. Purkess, Office, 286 Strand.

1870 *Alone in the Pirate‘s Lair* by Charles Stevens. Reprinted from the “Boys of England” Journal. Publishing Office, 173, Fleet Street, E.C. (Ono)

1870*Brett‘s Illustrated Naval History of Great Britain* separate from the History and gratis every week, a supplement, containing Nautical Tales; or, True Sea Yarns, illustrating the most important episodes in naval warfare. No. 1 contained an eight colour picture of the English man-of-war “Robust” vs. the French ship “La Chevrette.” 173 Fleet-street. 11 Oct 1870 advertisement.

1870*The Days' Doings : An Illustrated and Amusing Record of Passing Events *30 July 1870 - 17 February 1872 Continued as: Here and There 24 February - 21/28 December 1872

1871*Jack Harkaway‘s Schooldays* by Bracebridge Hemyng. Boys of England No. 249, Volume 10.

1871*Lion Limb, the Boy King of the South Sea Islands* 54 nos. London : George Howe.

1871 *The Halfpenny Police Gazette; or, London By Gaslight* No. 1, 4 Nov. 1871 - No. 6, 9 Dec. 1871. Incorporated with Illustrated Police News. London : George Purkess, Printer-Publisher. (Waterloo Directory.)

1871 *The Life of William Calcraft the Hangman* Anon. George Purkess 30 nos.

1871 *The Gorilla Origins of Man : Or, The Darwin Theory of Development, Confirmed From Recent Travels in the New World Called My-me-ae-hia, or Gossipland* By His Royal Highness Mammoth Martinet, alias Moho-yoho-me-oo-oo. London : Farrah, 168 pages.

1871 *The Commune in London ; Or, Thirty Years Hence : A Chapter of Anticipated History.* By Samuel Bracebridge Hemyng. 45 pages. London, Clarke.

1872*Jack Harkaway After Schooldays* by Bracebridge Hemyng. Boys of England No. 270, Volume 11, 13 Jan 1872.

1872*Black Rollo, or: the Dark Woman of the Deep* G. Howe, Red Lion-court.“Full of sea fights and exciting adventures on land and sea.” 31 Feb 1872 advertisement.

1872 *Rackety Jack* Penny Library, Frederick Farrah, 282 Strand, W.C. and Webbe & Co., 1 Ivy-lane, Paternoster Row. Oct. 12, 1872, advertisement.

1872*The Boy Guide* Penny Library, Webbe & Co., 1 Ivy-lane, Paternoster Row. Dec. 7, 1872 advertisement.

1872*Life Prophecies and Death of the Famous Mother Shipton* Webbe & Co., 1 Ivy-lane, Paternoster Row. Oct. 12, 1872 advertisement.

1872*The Rover’s Log* 11 Mar 1872. Ran for 57 Nos. London: George Emmett.

1872*The Rovers of the Sea* 11 Mar 1872. Ran to 72 nos. London: E. Brett.

1873*The Young Englishman* 19 April 1873- 8 Sep 1883. Published for the proprietors by Charles Fox at the office, Hogarth House, St. Bride’s Avenue.

1873*Jack Harkaway in America* by Samuel Bracebridge Hemyng.

1873*Jack Harkaway out West among the Indians* by Samuel Bracebridge Hemyng.

1873*Alice; or, the Adventures of an English Girl in Persia,* London: “Boys of England” Office, 173 Fleet-street. July 14, 1873 advertisement.

1873 *The Illustrated Police Budget* No. 1, 30 March, 1873. 4pgs. 1d. London : A. Ritchie & Co. (Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals.)

1873*The True Life and Crimes of Napoleon III, containing an account of his early life, his attempt at Strasbourg, his imprisonment at Ham, his conduct to Louis Philippe, his connection with the Republic, the day of December, the deportation of French workmen, his management of the Public Funds, his Associates, his Court, his alliance with England, his character as a man, a soldier, and a ruler, his downfall and death* Price One Penny. London: Frederick Farrah, 282 Strand, W.C. wholesale Publisher, Bookseller and Newsagent. June 8 1873 advertisement.

1873 *Life of the Late Emperor Napoleon From His Birth to his Death* “His Career in England- Serving as Special-constable-Landing at Boulogne- His Arrest and Imprisonment- Elected Emperor- attempted Assasination. With Full Particulars both Public and Private.” London: George Purkess, Advertisement from Illustrated Police News, February 1, 1873.

1873*The Penny Library* New and Complete Novels in Beautiful Covers, Printed in colours. London: Frederick Farrah, 282 Strand, W.C. June 8 1873 advertisement.

1. Night-Hawk Kit
2. The Scalp Cry
3. Old Swamp Fox
4. The Ice Fiend
5. The English Spy
6. Red Hatchet
7. The Bold trapper
8. The Hunter’s Foe
9. Chastellar
10. Redfish Girty
11. The Fire-Eater
12. Big Scalper
13. The Scalp King
14. Jim Bridger
15. The Boy Captain
16. Racketty Jack
17. The Boy Guide
18. The Ghost of the Tower
19. Silver Star, the Huntress
20. The White Gladiator
21. The Prairie Pirates
22. The Bandit’s Daughter
23 The Red River Rifles.

1873*The New Standard Library of Complete Penny Novels* London: Frederick Farrah, 282 Strand, W.C. June 8 1873 advertisement.

1. Seven Times; or, Tipped with Gold
2. How Will it End ?
3. Scorch-Eye; or, Captive Maiden
4. The Coiners of the Crypt; a Tale of Old London
5. The Mystery of Houghton Towers
6. The Toll of St. Sepulchre; a Tale of Old Newgate
7. The Duchess’s Revenge; or, the Three Warnings
8. The Death Plank

1873*Josh Billings Book of Rorhin Phun* London: Frederick Farrah, 282 Strand, W.C. June 8 1873 advertisement.

1876*The Wild Boys of London; or, the Children of the Night* 74 nos. by anonymous (Vane Ireton St. John), London: Frederick Farrah. This issue was stopped at 74 nos after newsdealers were prosecuted for selling it. The publishers destroyed all stereotypes and ceased publication voluntarily.

1876*Handsome Harry of the Fighting Belvedere* by E. Harcourt Burrage. Serialised in the Boys Standard, 18 Mar 1876. Introduces Ching-Ching, “the immortal one.” London: Charles Fox.

1876 *Boys of England Grand Comic Sheet for Christmas and the New Year* December 1876. 1d. Broadside. Advertised as ‘Contains upwards of one hundred humorous engravings with comic descriptions and numerous side-splitting witticisms.’ Denis Gifford. British Comic Catalogue. 1975.

1876 *Claude Duval* Anon. Appleyard.

1876 *The White Tiger* Anon. Appleyard.

1876 *Madame Angot’s Daughter* Others : Lois Meakin* Rose Michael* The Stolen Bride* The Two Orphans. Appleyard.

1876*Cheerful Ching-Ching* by E. Harcourt Burrage. Serialised in the Boys Standard, 5 May 1877.

1877 *Sixteen String Jack, the Hero Highwayman; or, The Dangers and Diversions of the Road* Anon 19 Nos. Appleyard.

1878*Crusoe Jack, King of the Thousand Islands* 38 nos. A. Ritchie, 1878. Re-issue by Hogarth House. Ono.

1878*Turnpike Dick; or, the Star of the Road* 60 nos. London : Charles Fox. Re-issue by Hogarth House. Ono. Mentioned in Greenwood’s article “Penny Awfuls” 1874. Temple Publishing Co. ?

1879*Boy‘s Own Paper* (1879-1967) Religious Tract Society.

1879*The Boys‘ Sunday Reader* 8 Jan 1877-29 Dec 1880. London: E. Brett

1879*Sporting Times* proprietor and editor, Joseph Henry Shorthouse, printer publisher, Frederick Farrah. Both lost a libel case 15 Dec 1879 as described in the Pall Mall Gazette. Farrah published the second version of Wild Boys of London.

1879 *The Life and Examination of Charles Peace,* charged with The Bannercross Murder, Containing his correct Portrait, with eight other Illustrations,and comprised in Sixteen Handsome Pages, G. Purkess, Office 288, Strand, 1d. Advertisement in Illustrated Police News Feb, 8, 1879,

1879*Thyra, the Enchantress, A Tale of the Island of Cyprus,* by a Popular Author, illustrated, 1 volume price 1s. G. Purkess, Office 288, Strand

1879* Harriet Staunton; or, Married and Starved For Money,* complete in 60 numbers. G. Purkess, Office 288, Strand

1881*Daring Ching-Ching; or, the Mysterious Cruise of the Swallow* by E. Harcourt Burrage. Serialised in the Boys Standard, London: Charles Fox. 29 Jan 1881.

1881*The Boys of the British Empire* 9 May 1881. Ran for 90 numbers. London: E. Brett

1883*The Boys’ Comic Journal* 17 Mar 1883-28 Nov 1896. “Timothy Tinpot; or, the Boy Quixote.” London: E. Brett.

1884*Wonderful Ching-Ching* by E. Harcourt Burrage. Serialised in the Boys Leisure Hour, London: Charles Fox.

1884*Young Ching-Ching* by E. Harcourt Burrage. Serialised in the Boys Leisure Hour, London: Charles Fox.

1884 *The Blue Dwarf, A Tale of Love Mystery and Crime* By Percy Bolingbroke St. John. Hogarth House.

1884 *Tom King , the Hero Highwayman; or, Stand and Deliver* by the author of “Lady Godiva,” “Sixteen String Jack,” “Ned Kelly,” “Will Watch,” “Prairie Perils,” “Mazeppa,” &c. (R. Borlase) Printed and Published by Pinder, Briggate, Leeds, under the title of “The Yorkshire Pocket Library.”

1884*Handsome Harry of the Fighting Belvedere* Boys of New York Supplement. Vol. X No. 444. Feb. 16, 1884. “Handsome Harry of the Fighting Belvedere” by Gaston Garne, author of “Jack Ariel” “Kit Carson, The King of Scouts” “Double-Six; or, The Dominoes of Death” “The Prairie Witch; or, The Hunters of the Silver Trail.” This is the Burrage version with Ching-Ching, Sampson, et all, published in the Best For Boys edition.

1886 *Spring-Heeled Jack, the Terror of London* by the author of “Turnpike Dick, the Star of the Road,” London: Charles Fox, 48 numbers.

1886*‘Arry‘s Budget* Guy Rayner. Weekly comic for adults published in imitation of Ally Sloper’s Half-Holiday. Editor Guy Rayner (S. Dacre Clarke) 1d. 8 pg. 11x15. Denis Gifford. British Comic Catalogue. 1975.

1887*Buffalo Bill his Life & Stirring Adventures in the Wild West* London : George Purkess, 286 Strand, W.C. Ads Illustrated Police News and Reynolds Newspaper. Published Monday, May 9, 1887.

1887*Buffalo Bill his Life & Stirring Adventures in the Wild West* London : “Police News” Office, 56, Wych Street, Strand.

1888*Dashing Duvall; or, The Ladies’ Highwayman a Stirring Tale of The Olden Time* Illustrated by Robert Prowse. The “Best For Boys” Publishing Co., 17 Gough Square, Fleet Street, London (1888?)

1888*Ching-Ching‘s Own* 14 Jun 1888. Opening serials, “Ching-Ching and his Chums,“ “Slapcrash Boys.” London: W. Lucas, 42-43, Essex-street, Strand.

1888*The Slapcrash Boys, A Lively School Story* by E. Harcourt Burrage. London: T. Harrison Roberts, Ltd., Plough Court, Fetter Lane, London, E.C. 44 Nos. One Shilling. A shortened version "The Slapcrash Boys, or: Young Ching at School," was published in 12 nos. by W. Lucas in 1890 according to Barry Ono.

1888*The Wild Adventures of Eddard and Jam Josser at Home Abroad* London: W. Lucas.

1888*The Boys of the Empire* The first story paper to appear in full colour. 6 Feb 1888- 22 May, 1893. London: E. Brett.

1893 *The Illustrated Police Budget the Leading Illustrated Police Journal in England* Vol. I No. 1, 10 June, 1893- no. 880, 16 April 1910. Then ; Illustrated Sporting Budget and Boxing Record, no. 881, 23 April 1910 - no. 1001, 6 August 1912 ; Then ; Sporting Budget no. 1002, 13 August 1912-no. 1016, 19 Nov. 1912. Harold Furniss editor, Frank Shaw Printer-Publisher. 1d. (Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals.)

1894*In the Shadows of Crime Romantic Revelations of a Lady Detective* by R. J. Tucknor. Newspaper serial, Illustrated Police News, Sat Dec 8, 1894.

1895*The Boys‘ Friend* (1895-1927) London: Alfred Harmsworth

1898 *Boys' Stories of Adventure and Daring; Cricket, Football & athletic notes* No. 1 1898 to No. 44 1899. Ed: T. Harrison Roberts, Pub. w. Lucas, Printer: Sully & Ford. Contributor's E. H. Burrage, J. Carlyon-Bliss, William Murray Graydon, Charles Hamilton, Harry Harcourt, C. Clarke Hook, Captain Lancaster, Owen Landor, Jules Verne. Circ. 200,000/no. weekly 1d.

1898*To Avenge Gordon! or, The Last Dash for Khartoum a Tale of Love and War* by James S. Borlase. Newspaper serial, Aberdeen Weekly Journal. Nov 23 1898.

March 4, 1901 Vol. I No. 1* Famous Fights Past and Present* Police Budget Edition Edited by Harold Furniss. Frank Shaw, Printer and Publisher, Lavishly Illustrated. One Penny. London : Caxton House, Gough Square, Fleet-Street. by Volume II, No. 21 a change to Harold Furniss, Printer-Publisher, same address.

1903 circa* Famous Crimes Past and Present* Police Budget Edition Edited by Harry Furniss. Lavishly Illustrated. One Penny. Vol.1, No. 1 “Charles Peace Most Marvellous Malefactor of the Nineteenth Century.” London : Harold Furniss, Printer-Publisher. Caxton House, Gough Square, Fleet-Street. Ono.


compiled by John Adcock