The Real Hornblower First Editions

Argosy Cover 26 Feb 1938

Argosy Cover 26 Feb 1938

The first half of the twentieth century saw a huge number of weekly and monthly story magazines; “pulps” as they became known. They were a major part of popular culture until television killed them off in the sixties. Westerns, science fiction, romances, mysteries and adventure stories all appeared and authors who could spin a captivating yarn, keeping the readers buying issue after issue, were a valuable commodity. C.S. Forester was one of these authors, particularly with the success of The Happy Return (Beat to Quarters) after which Hornblower became saleable in serial form. Here’s the cover of the first of six instalments of Ship of the Line appearing less than a year after Hornblower’s debut in the US. Forester often had top billing on the front cover, especially for new stories.

Forester’s success allowed Hornblower to eventualy graduate to the more up-market “slick” publications. The Saturday Evening Post and John Bull (later relaunched as Today, the New John Bull, replete with girlie magazine covers and racy features) are fascinating reminders of the world of more than half a century ago. WWII and Cold War commentary, ads for tobacco, medicines, cars and the new products of the day are wonderful reminders of the social and family values of the times. I was often diverted from Hornblower and captivated by the surrounding material. In The Hornblower Companion (chapter 29) Forester himself notes how ground-breaking was the adultery of Commodore Hornblower appearing in the Post in 1945. When you look through the whole of those issues you gain a better understanding of why this was so.

So how did I come to discover the Hornblower pulps? Hornblower and the Crisis is published with Hornblower and the Widow McCool and The Last Encounter, and this revealed to me the existence of Hornblower short stories. Quickly I was led to Hornblower One More Time which collects the other three and which is available online at http://www.scaryfangirl.com/Once%20Again5thNetVer.pdf. The stories are attributed to their original pulps with a note that revealed that slightly different versions had been published in the UK. Now I was hooked and searched the Internet for details of Forester’s works in pulps. Fortunately most of the work had been done for me on William G. Contento’s web site at http://www.philsp.com/homeville/FMI/0start.htm. I could see not only where the five Hornblower short stories had been published but I also found details of the serialisations of the eleven novels.

This turned out to be just about the limit of my discoveries online. A few scans can be discovered here and there but I realised that buying my own copies of these vintage pulps was going to be the best way to see that material. This was something of a daunting task with 132 issues to find; 54 from the UK and 78 from the US. Fortunately there’s a thriving market for vintage pulps, particularly in the US. The same vendors I had used to acquire old editions of the Hornblower books also carried many old magazine issues. The main sources are probably no surprise to book lovers on the Internet: AbeBooks.com, Biblio.com and eBay. There’s substantial but not complete overlap between the first two of these as many book sellers use both services.

One of the biggest frustrations was the existence of separate Argosy magazines in the US and the UK, both of them publishing Forester stories. Then there’s the varying format of dates in use so that I was forced to search by year only and manually check through the results. One bonus is that all three sites have a facility to automatically send email when new items match a search. It’s necessary to be enterprising with eBay as it tries hard to hide listings where the seller doesn’t offer to ship to your country. Actually most sellers will ship to other countries when asked so I ended up setting up extra eBay accounts in the US and the UK (I live in Australia) just to send me notice of local listings. The actual purchasing was done with my local eBay account once I’d confirmed shipping was possible.

At the outset, with a large number of items sought, it pays to search for big sellers who have multiple items available to save on postage. Searching for issues of interest quickly reveals the vendors with large catalogues of magazines and I was able to tick off a dozen or more items in a single purchase more than once. There are a few vendors with their own web sites. I found http://www.tilleysvintagemagazines.com, http://www.vinmagarchive.com and www.advertisingarchives.co.uk to be good sources for John Bull and http://www.abookman.com/ has quite a comprehensive stock of Saturday Evening Post.

Some book chapters are missing from the serialisations. It’s possible that they were published in issues that I’m not aware of and I’d be very interested to hear of these. I don’t know of any serialisation in the UK of the first five novels, up to Lord Hornblower, nor of Hornblower and the Crisis. If these novels were serialised perhaps it was in newspapers or in some other place that’s not well indexed on the Internet. The only exception is that an excerpt from The Happy Return was published in the May 1949 Argosy (UK) as The Lydia and the Natividad, in the middle of their serialisation of Mr. Midshipman Hornblower. Both the Argosy (UK) and The Saturday Evening Post in the US omitted a chapter, The Man Who Saw God, from that book. Later, The Guns of Carabobo was omitted from Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies in the US though it was printed in John Bull in the UK. Finally, Hornblower and the Hotspur appeared only in very abbreviated form in US magazines in a single issue of Argosy (US).

I find some interest in the way the final chapters of Lieutenant Hornblower are given a separate title in serialisation: High Stakes Mr Hornblower in the US and Hornblower the Gambler in the UK. The long gap in the action and some problems with the chronology are further hints that these chapters were written substantially later. Similarly, in the UK the first part of Hornblower and the Atropos is published under the separate title Hornblower and the Nelson Touch.

None of the issues seem to be especially expensive on account of their Forester content but some are priced at a premium for other reasons. The last instalment of Ship of the Line in Argosy (US) shares its pages with the first instalment of a new Edgar Rice Burroughs science fiction novel The Synthetic Men of Mars. So too The Saturday Evening Post’s front page was famously often illustrated by Norman Rockwell so Hornblower stories inside some sought-after covers come at a higher cost.

Still, patience and careful searching has paid off and my US collection is now complete. The UK seems to be harder with a much smaller range of old magazines for sale. Unsurprisingly the oldest issues are the most problematic with the 1940s Argosy (UK) scarce and John Bull from the early 1950s not much better. I still lack four issues in all.

What if patience runs out? To work around the problem of the missing issues I resorted to inter-library document delivery services to fill in the final gaps in my collection. This is not a money-saving option! The cost of obtaining a dozen or so pages of Hornblower content is often more than that of buying a whole vintage issue. The services are more attuned to scientific journals than to popular periodicals and sometimes had difficulty dealing with stories heavily interspersed with advertising and often continued on the back pages. But with some effort I now have the complete text of Hornblower as originally serialised. Below is a table listing all the Hornblower first editions that I’m aware of both in book and serialised form published in the UK and the US.

First Publication of Hornblower
Title Pub. Date Publisher/Magazine Vol No Page Nos
The Happy Return 4 Feb 1937 Michael Joseph     287
Beat to Quarters 6 Apr 1937 Little Brown     324
Beat to Quarters [1 of 6] 17 Sep 1938 Argosy (US) 285 5 4–25
Beat to Quarters [2 of 6] 24 Sep 1938 Argosy (US) 285 6 43–62
Beat to Quarters [3 of 6] 1 Oct 1938 Argosy (US) 286 1 77–96
Beat to Quarters [4 of 6] 8 Oct 1938 Argosy (US) 286 2 76–92
Beat to Quarters [5 of 6] 15 Oct 1938 Argosy (US) 286 3 94–117
Beat to Quarters [6 of 6] 22 Oct 1938 Argosy (US) 286 4 96–117
The Lydia and the Natividad May 1949 Argosy (UK) 10 5 75–93
Ship of the Line [1 of 6] 26 Feb 1938 Argosy (US) 279 6 6–34
Ship of the Line [2 of 6] 5 Mar 1938 Argosy (US) 280 1 50–71
Ship of the Line [3 of 6] 12 Mar 1938 Argosy (US) 280 2 21–46
Ship of the Line [4 of 6] 19 Mar 1938 Argosy (US) 280 3 72–94
Ship of the Line [5 of 6] 26 Mar 1938 Argosy (US) 280 4 108–127
Ship of the Line [6 of 6] 2 Apr 1938 Argosy (US) 280 5 100–126
Ship of the Line 18 Mar 1938 Little Brown     323
A Ship of the Line 4 Apr 1938 Michael Joseph     304
Flying Colours with A Ship of the Line 31 Oct 1938 Michael Joseph     588
Flying Colours 1 Nov 1938 Michael Joseph     284
Flying Colours [1 of 6] 3 Dec 1938 Argosy (US) 286 4 28–49
Flying Colours [2 of 6] 10 Dec 1938 Argosy (US) 286 5 68–85
Flying Colours [3 of 6] 17 Dec 1938 Argosy (US) 286 6 60–78
Flying Colours [4 of 6] 24 Dec 1938 Argosy (US) 287 1 79–99
Flying Colours [5 of 6] 31 Dec 1938 Argosy (US) 287 2 71–92
Flying Colours [6 of 6] 7 Jan 1939 Argosy (US) 287 3 112–126
Flying Colours 3 Jan 1939 Little Brown     294
Hornblower and His Majesty 23 Mar 1940 Collier’s 105 12 9–10, 42–43
Hornblower and His Majesty Mar 1941 Argosy (UK) 2 14 3–16
Hornblower and His Majesty 4 Jul 1976 In “Hornblower One More Time”     25–40
The Hand of Destiny 23 Nov 1940 Collier’s 106 21 23–24, 58–60
Hornblower and the Hand of Destiny Apr 1941 Argosy (UK) 2 15 37–48
The Hand of Destiny 4 Jul 1976 In “Hornblower One More Time”     1–12
The Bad Samaritan 18 Jan 1941 Argosy (US) 305 1 28–30, 50
Hornblower’s Charitable Offering May 1941 Argosy (UK) 2 16 29–38
Hornblower’s Charitable Offering 4 Jul 1976 In “Hornblower One More Time”     13–24
The Commodore 12 Mar 1945 Michael Joseph     271
Commodore Hornblower [1 of 8] 24 Mar 1945 The Saturday Evening Post 217 39 9–11, 73–80
Commodore Hornblower [2 of 8] 31 Mar 1945 The Saturday Evening Post 217 40 28–29, 35–42
Commodore Hornblower [3 of 8] 7 Apr 1945 The Saturday Evening Post 217 41 28–29, 48–62
Commodore Hornblower [4 of 8] 14 Apr 1945 The Saturday Evening Post 217 42 32, 69–86
Commodore Hornblower [5 of 8] 21 Apr 1945 The Saturday Evening Post 217 43 32, 94–102
Commodore Hornblower [6 of 8] 28 Apr 1945 The Saturday Evening Post 217 44 32, 94–104
Commodore Hornblower [7 of 8] 5 May 1945 The Saturday Evening Post 217 45 32, 73–87
Commodore Hornblower [8 of 8] 12 May 1945 The Saturday Evening Post 217 46 32, 98–108
Commodore Hornblower 21 May 1945 Little Brown, Boston     384
Lord Hornblower [1 of 8] 18 May 1946 The Saturday Evening Post 218 46 9–11, 104–116
Lord Hornblower [2 of 8] 25 May 1946 The Saturday Evening Post 218 47 36–37, 89–97
Lord Hornblower [3 of 8] 1 Jun 1946 The Saturday Evening Post 218 48 34, 122–132
Lord Hornblower [4 of 8] 8 Jun 1946 The Saturday Evening Post 218 49 34, 138–148
Lord Hornblower [5 of 8] 15 Jun 1946 The Saturday Evening Post 218 50 34, 126–136
Lord Hornblower [6 of 8] 22 Jun 1946 The Saturday Evening Post 218 51 34, 100–111
Lord Hornblower [7 of 8] 29 Jun 1946 The Saturday Evening Post 218 52 32, 73–83
Lord Hornblower [8 of 8] 6 Jul 1946 The Saturday Evening Post 218 53 32, 95–104
Lord Hornblower 11 Jun 1946 Michael Joseph     224
Lord Hornblower 24 Sep 1946 Little Brown     318
Hornblower’s Duel [The Even Chance] 6 Mar 1948 The Saturday Evening Post 220 36 18–19, 69–88
Hornblower and the Bursting Ship [The Cargo of Rice] 17 Apr 1948 The Saturday Evening Post 220 42 24–25, 96–104
Hornblower and the Penalty of Failure 29 May 1948 The Saturday Evening Post 220 48 18–19, 97–104
Hornblower and the Man Who Felt Queer 10 Jul 1948 The Saturday Evening Post 221 2 26–27, 102–107
Hornblower and the Trap [The Frogs and the Lobsters] 5 Mar 1949 The Saturday Evening Post 221 36 22–23, 47–64
Hornblower to the Attack! [The Spanish Galleys] 7 May 1949 The Saturday Evening Post 221 45 40–41, 59–70
Advance Mr. Hornblower [The Examination for Lieutenant] 2 Jul 1949 The Saturday Evening Post 222 1 24–25, 94–100
Hornblower and the Black Death [Noah’s Ark] 4 Mar 1950 The Saturday Evening Post 222 36 26–27, 73–76
The Capture of Hornblower [The Duchess and the Devil] 11 Mar 1950 The Saturday Evening Post 222 53 24–25, 48–70
Hornblower and the Even Chance Aug 1948 Argosy (UK) 9 8 99–127
Hornblower and the Cargo of Rice Sep 1948 Argosy (UK) 9 9 101–127
Hornblower and the French Privateer [The Penalty of Failure] Oct 1948 Argosy (UK) 9 10 87–101
Hornblower Takes Command [The Man Who Felt Queer] Nov 1948 Argosy (UK) 9 11 107–127
Hornblower, The Frogs and the Lobsters Jun 1949 Argosy (UK) 10 6 111–143
Hornblower and the Spanish Galleys Jul 1949 Argosy (UK) 10 7 115–143
Advance Mr. Hornblower [The Examination For Lieutenant] Oct 1949 Argosy (UK) 10 10 63–76
Hornblower and Noah’s Ark Apr 1950 Argosy (UK) 11 4 105–119
Hornblower, The Duchess and the Devil [1 of 2] May 1950 Argosy (UK) 11 5 137–156
Hornblower, The Duchess and the Devil [2 of 2] Jun 1950 Argosy (UK) 11 6 139–159
Mr Midshipman Hornblower 13 Mar 1950 Little Brown     310
Mr Midshipman Hornblower 22 May 1950 Michael Joseph     277
Hornblower’s Temptation 9 Dec 1950 The Saturday Evening Post 223 24 22–23, 171–176
Hornblower and the Big Decision Apr 1951 Argosy (UK) 12 4 105–120
Hornblower and the Widow McCool 4 Jun 1967 In “Hornblower and the Crisis”     131–157
Hornblower and the Widow McCool 8 Nov 1967 In “Hornblower During the Crisis”     127–156
Hornblower of the Indies [1 of 8] 15 Sep 1951 The Saturday Evening Post 224 11 19–21, 178–186
Hornblower of the Indies [2 of 8] 22 Sep 1951 The Saturday Evening Post 224 12 40–41, 159–166
Hornblower of the Indies [3 of 8] 29 Sep 1951 The Saturday Evening Post 224 13 40–53
Hornblower of the Indies [4 of 8] 6 Oct 1951 The Saturday Evening Post 224 14 46, 90–100
Hornblower of the Indies [5 of 8] 13 Oct 1951 The Saturday Evening Post 224 15 50–72
Hornblower of the Indies [6 of 8] 20 Oct 1951 The Saturday Evening Post 224 16 51, 61–76
Hornblower of the Indies [7 of 8] 27 Oct 1951 The Saturday Evening Post 224 17 43, 92–100
Hornblower of the Indies [8 of 8] 3 Nov 1951 The Saturday Evening Post 224 18 47, 150–159
High Stakes Mr Hornblower 17 Nov 1951 The Saturday Evening Post 224 20 32–33, 90–112
Lieutenant Hornblower [1 of 8] 6 Oct 1951 John Bull Weekly 90 2362 7–10, 24–30
Lieutenant Hornblower [2 of 8] 13 Oct 1951 John Bull Weekly 90 2363 7–9, 24–32
Lieutenant Hornblower [3 of 8] 20 Oct 1951 John Bull Weekly 90 2364 20–22, 28–35
Lieutenant Hornblower [4 of 8] 27 Oct 1951 John Bull Weekly 90 2365 16, 30–37
Lieutenant Hornblower [5 of 8] 3 Nov 1951 John Bull Weekly 90 2366 16, 27–34
Lieutenant Hornblower [6 of 8] 10 Nov 1951 John Bull Weekly 90 2367 22–24, 34–37
Lieutenant Hornblower [7 of 8] 17 Nov 1951 John Bull Weekly 90 2368 22–24, 37–40
Lieutenant Hornblower [8 of 8] 24 Nov 1951 John Bull Weekly 90 2369 14, 28–35
Hornblower the Gambler [1 of 2] 5 Jan 1952 John Bull Weekly 91 2375 7–9, 22–25
Hornblower the Gambler [2 of 2] 12 Jan 1952 John Bull Weekly 91 2376 14, 25–28
Lieutenant Hornblower 11 Feb 1952 Michael Joseph     304
Lieutenant Hornblower 27 Mar 1952 Little Brown     306
Young Captain Hornblower [1 of 8] 25 Jul 1953 The Saturday Evening Post 226 4 17–19, 53–58
Young Captain Hornblower [2 of 8] 1 Aug 1953 The Saturday Evening Post 226 5 34–35, 60–64
Young Captain Hornblower [3 of 8] 8 Aug 1953 The Saturday Evening Post 226 6 41, 102–107
Young Captain Hornblower [4 of 8] 15 Aug 1953 The Saturday Evening Post 226 7 41, 66–72
Young Captain Hornblower [5 of 8] 22 Aug 1953 The Saturday Evening Post 226 8 41, 77–84
Young Captain Hornblower [6 of 8] 29 Aug 1953 The Saturday Evening Post 226 9 41, 88–94
Young Captain Hornblower [7 of 8] 5 Sep 1953 The Saturday Evening Post 226 10 41, 74–80
Young Captain Hornblower [8 of 8] 12 Sep 1953 The Saturday Evening Post 226 11 49, 110–121
Hornblower and the Atropos 10 Sep 1953 Little Brown     325
Hornblower and the Nelson Touch 3 Oct 1953 John Bull Weekly 94 2466 21–28
Hornblower of the Atropos [1 of 8] 10 Oct 1953 John Bull Weekly 94 2467 7–10, 40–43
Hornblower of the Atropos [2 of 8] 17 Oct 1953 John Bull Weekly 94 2468 24–28, 36–46
Hornblower of the Atropos [3 of 8] 24 Oct 1953 John Bull Weekly 94 2469 23–25, 38–47
Hornblower of the Atropos [4 of 8] 31 Oct 1953 John Bull Weekly 94 2470 24–26, 38–45
Hornblower of the Atropos [5 of 8] 7 Nov 1953 John Bull Weekly 94 2471 18–20, 40–47
Hornblower of the Atropos [6 of 8] 14 Nov 1953 John Bull Weekly 94 2472 29–33
Hornblower of the Atropos [7 of 8] 21 Nov 1953 John Bull Weekly 94 2473 14–16, 36–39
Hornblower of the Atropos [8 of 8] 28 Nov 1953 John Bull Weekly 94 2474 18, 37–42
Hornblower and the Atropos 9 Nov 1953 Michael Joseph     302
Admiral Hornblower [1 of 3] 11 May 1957 The Saturday Evening Post 229 45 25–27, 89–95
Admiral Hornblower [2 of 3] 18 May 1957 The Saturday Evening Post 229 46 42–43, 52–60
Admiral Hornblower [3 of 3] 25 May 1957 The Saturday Evening Post 229 47 48–49, 66–72
Hornblower and the Star of the South [1 of 2] 19 Oct 1957 The Saturday Evening Post 230 16 28–29, 103–111
Hornblower and the Star of the South [2 of 2] 26 Oct 1957 The Saturday Evening Post 230 17 38–39, 74–82
Hornblower and the Pirate Plot [1 of 2] 22 Feb 1958 The Saturday Evening Post 230 34 22–23, 94–98
Hornblower and the Pirate Plot [2 of 2] 1 Mar 1958 The Saturday Evening Post 230 35 38–39, 52–57
Hornblower’s Hurricane [1 of 3] 12 Apr 1958 The Saturday Evening Post 230 41 22–23, 83–88
Hornblower’s Hurricane [2 of 3] 19 Apr 1958 The Saturday Evening Post 230 42 42–43, 83–88
Hornblower’s Hurricane [3 of 3] 26 Apr 1958 The Saturday Evening Post 230 43 49, 91–96
Hornblower and St Elizabeth of Hungary [1 of 3] 25 May 1957 John Bull Weekly 101 2656 7–9, 24–28
Hornblower and St Elizabeth of Hungary [2 of 3] 1 Jun 1957 John Bull Weekly 102 2657 16–17, 35–38
Hornblower and St Elizabeth of Hungary [3 of 3] 8 Jun 1957 John Bull Weekly 102 2658 20–22, 29–31
Hornblower and the Guns of Carabobo 28 Sep 1957 John Bull Weekly 102 2674 29–36
Hornblower and the Spanish Slaver [1 of 3] 25 Jan 1958 John Bull Weekly 103 2691 7–9, 33–34
Hornblower and the Spanish Slaver [2 of 3] 1 Feb 1958 John Bull Weekly 103 2692 12–13, 22–25
Hornblower and the Spanish Slaver [3 of 3] 8 Feb 1958 John Bull Weekly 103 2693 18–20, 27–29
Hornblower and the Pirates [1 of 3] 14 Jun 1958 John Bull Weekly 104 2711 6–11
Hornblower and the Pirates [2 of 3] 21 Jun 1958 John Bull Weekly 104 2712 23–27
Hornblower and the Pirates [3 of 3] 28 Jun 1958 John Bull Weekly 104 2713 25–28
Hornblower’s Hurricane [1 of 3] 30 Aug 1958 John Bull Weekly 104 2722 5–9
Hornblower’s Hurricane [2 of 3] 6 Sep 1958 John Bull Weekly 104 2723 20–24
Hornblower’s Hurricane [3 of 3] 13 Sep 1958 John Bull Weekly 104 2724 31–34
Admiral Hornblower in the West Indies 28 Aug 1958 Little Brown     329
Hornblower in the West Indies 29 Sep 1958 Michael Joseph     283
Hornblower and the Hotspur [1 of 7] 24 Feb 1962 Today 5 105 16–20
Hornblower and the Hotspur [2 of 7] 3 Mar 1962 Today 5 106 20–24
Hornblower and the Hotspur [3 of 7] 10 Mar 1962 Today 5 107 20–24
Hornblower and the Hotspur [4 of 7] 17 Mar 1962 Today 5 108 20–24
Hornblower and the Hotspur [5 of 7] 24 Mar 1962 Today 5 109 20–24
Hornblower and the Hotspur [6 of 7] 31 Mar 1962 Today 5 110 12–15
Hornblower and the Hotspur [7 of 7] 7 Apr 1962 Today 5 111 12–15
Hornblower and the Hotspur Oct 1962 Argosy (US) 355 4 27–29, 99–114
Hornblower and the Hotspur 27 Jul 1962 Michael Joseph     287
Hornblower and the Hotspur 1 Aug 1962 Little Brown     344
The Hornblower Companion 4 Dec 1964 Michael Joseph     140
The Hornblower Companion 6 Dec 1964 Little Brown     149
The Last Encounter 4 Jun 1967 In “Hornblower and the Crisis”     159–174
The Last Encounter Apr 1967 Argosy (US) 364 4 31–34, 94–95
The Last Encounter 8 Nov 1967 In “Hornblower During the Crisis”     157–174
Hornblower During the Crisis [1 of 2] 16 Jul 1966 The Saturday Evening Post 239 15 50–63
Hornblower During the Crisis [2 of 2] 30 Jul 1966 The Saturday Evening Post 239 16 40–57
Hornblower and the Crisis 4 Jun 1967 Michael Joseph, London     175
Hornblower During the Crisis 8 Nov 1967 Little Brown, Boston     174
Hornblower One More Time 4 Jul 1976 Non Profit Press     71

Notes on Dates of Publication

Almost all the novels have dates based on newspaper announcements so these should be correct to the day. Two or three from the 1960s are based on the dates of newspaper reviews only so these might be a few days later than official publication. For the magazines the dates given are as noted in each issue. For weeklies these are the date the issue was to be removed from the shelves, i.e., they were available some days earlier than stated. For monthlies I’ve given only the month noted in the issue but they will have been available for most of the preceding month. See the list of publishers below for details. The exact date for “The Hornblower Companion” is uncertain: I’ve given the dates of the earliest newspaper advertisements which indicate it was released for Christmas. “Hornblower One More Time” is dated by virtue of the fact that it was released for the two-hundredth anniversary of Hornblower’s birth.

Notes on the Arrangement of Titles

Each Hornblower text is shown appearing in up to four publications: US Book, US Magazine, UK Book and UK Magazine. All publications of the same text are grouped inside heavy borders which are sorted by date of first publication. Within the heavy borders any serialisations are grouped together and each publication is again sorted by date of first publication. Book titles and dates of publication are shown in bold.

Sources

  • “Bibliographic Resources”, William G. Contento http://www.philsp.com/homeville/
  • The New York Times, New York, issues of dates given
  • The Guardian, Manchester, issues of dates given
  • The Observer, London, issues of dates given
  • Abe Books Listings
  • eBay Listings

Publishers

  • Argosy (UK), Amalgamated Press, London. Monthly: on sale from the 7th of the preceding month in 1941 and on the 10th in 1948–1951.
  • Argosy (US), Popular Publications, New York. Weekly: on sale from the Tuesday (Wednesday in 1941) preceding the Saturday cover date. By the 1960s it was monthly: on sale from the 18th of the preceding month.
  • Collier’s, Crowell-Collier Publishing, Springfield Ohio. Weekly: on sale during the week preceding the Saturday cover date.
  • John Bull Weekly, Odhams Press, London. Weekly: on sale from the Wednesday preceding the Saturday cover date.
  • Little Brown, Boston.
  • Michael Joseph, London.
  • Non-Profit Press, Tacoma, Washington.
  • The Saturday Evening Post, Curtis Publishing, Philadelphia. Weekly: on sale during the week preceding the Saturday cover date. By the 1960s it was fortnightly.
  • Today, Odhams Press, London. Weekly: on sale from the Tuesday preceding the Saturday cover date.
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