The Boy's Own Paper Vols. 1–4 (1879–82) is a facsimile reprint of the leading Victorian weekly for boys from the 1st to 194th issue covering 1879 to 1882. This facsimile is a complete reproduction with many illustrations (some in colour) in the original size.
Containing a mixture of factual articles about such things as history, science, religion, famous figures and topical social changes affecting the daily lives of girls and women, as well as short stories, serialized novels, and poetry.
The Boy's Own Paper Vols. 1–4 (1879–82) is an ideal companion to the reprint volumes of The Girl’s Own Paper 1880–1883.
Volume I: 1–37 (Jan.–Sept. 1879) My First Football Match. Brave and True. Out with A Jack-Knife. An Afghan Robber. How I Swam the Channel. The Bogle. From Powder Monkey to Admiral, The Stirring Days of the British Navy. Jack and John, Their Friends and their Fortunes. Our Note Book - Riddle in Rhyme. A Jewish Legend. Wisdom and Modesty. School Savings Bank. A Magic Square. Youthful Honours Bravely Won. My Monkeys and How I Manage Them. Outdoor Sports and Pastime, Skating and Scuttling. Evenings at Home, Pleasant Hours with Magic Lantern. Our Prize Competition. Volume II: 38–89 (Oct. 1878–Sept. 1880) From Powder Monkey to Admiral the Stirring Days of the British Navy. A Stirring Life-Story John MacGregor or Rob Roy. My Courier Pigeons and How I Trained Them. Out with A Jack-Knife. Jack and John, Their Friends and their Fortunes. How I Swam the Channel. Odds and Ends. The Bogle. "Give Us a Chance". Wrecked on a Floe. Cleopatra’s Needle. Robinson Crusoe. Boys of English History William the Atheling; or the wreck of the white ship. The Red Sash. The Ship Boy’s Letter. A Tiger Story. Evenings at Home, Pleasant Hours with Magic Lantern. Our Note Book - Habits of Mole. Round the World. Mighty Hunters. Conundrums. Metrical Answers to Riddles in Rhyme Volume III: 90–141 (Oct. 1880–Sept. 1881) My Struggle with a Tiger. The Black Book. A Veteran Arctic Explorer. Jack and John, Their Friends and their Fortunes. From Powder Monkey to Admiral, The Stirring Days of the British Navy. Frogs at School. The Two Brothers. Mr. Charles Waterstone’s Ride on an Alligator. Caw Caw Caw. How I Swam the Channel. Our Note Book - Military Glory. An Amusing Rivalry. Aerial Navigation. My Boat, and How I Made It. Evenings at Home - Pleasant Hours with Magic Lantern. Conundrums. A Prolean Puzzle. Answers to Conundrums in Last Week’s Number. Volume IV: 142–94 (Oct. 1881–Sept. 1882)