The Popular Sept. 20, 1928 -- New Series no. 505

London: Amalgamated Press, 1928. Paperback. 28 p.: illustrations; 28 cm. Front wrapper has illustration in orange and blue of two men on horses. Running title: The Leading Boys' Story Paper. Contents: The Rio Kid: The Mysterious Trail by Ralph Redway -- Alonzo the Athlete by Frank Richards -- Proving His Mettle, narrated by Nipper of the Remove -- The Bunter Brothers: Merry Mirthmakers -- Lovell Lends a Hand by Owen Conquest -- Playing the Game by Martin Clifford. Ralph Redway, Frank Richards, Owen Conquest, and Martin Clifford were pseudonyms used by the publisher, most notably by Charles Hamilton (1876-1961), the most prolific writer of boys' fiction (according to Guinness). Ralph Redway was used for westerns featuring the Rio Kid; Frank Richards for stories set at Greyfriar School in Kent; Owen Conquest for stories set at Rookwood School and Benbow Floating School; and Martin Clifford for stories set at St. James College in Sussex (St. Jim's). The Bunter Brothers comic was also by Hamilton. Very scarce. In Very Good Condition: pages are browning; minor edge chipping; clean and solid. Very Good. Item #004075

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