The Boy's Own Paper was published by:
Religious Tract Society from 1879 - 1939
Lutterworth Press from 1939 - 1963
Purnell & Sons Ltd 1963 - 1965
BPC Publishing Ltd 1965 - 1967
It ran for a total of 2511 issues, making it one of the largest story papers published in the UK.
A weekly publication from 1879 to 1913, after which it was published monthly.
Intially intended as a morally uplifting boys' story paper concentrating on adventure, sport and public school life, it remains a byword to this day and ranks alongside Punch and The Strand as one of the great British institutions of periodical publishing.
In its first decade the paper unselfconsciously promoted the British Empire as the highest achievement of civilization, and reflected fully the racist attitudes which were taken for granted in Britain at the time.
Famous authors included, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, R.M. Ballantyne and Jules Verne.
Also to be noted, Talbot Baines Reed (famous for his school based stories), Gordon Stables (considered the most prominent of the English imitators of Jules Verne) and G.A. Henty (well-known for his historical based fiction).