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Howard Baker Magnet editions (1969-1986)


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Howard Baker miscellaneous publications

These volumes were hardback, with a colourful dust wrapper, and each contained on average 8 facsimiles of original Magnets, mainly from the 1920's and 1930's. Early volumes tended to select complete series of stories (usually from the 1930s), and avoided stories written by substitute authors. Later volumes had to include a variety of single stories, and those written by substitute authors. This was for three reasons: the Greyfriars Book Club volumes were gradually reprinting Magnets from the beginning (1908 onwards), earlier volumes had creamed off the best of the later series, and First World War Magnets were scarce.

The first volumes (published in 1969) sold for 2 guineas each (£2.50 when the UK went decimal). From number 5 the price increased to £2.75, from 27 to £3.20, from number 35 to £3.90 (and all prior volumes still in print increased to £3.50). From number 46 the price increased to £4.50, from number 70 to £4.95, from 74 to £5.95, from 78 to £6.95, from 80 to £7.95 and from 89 to £9.95. The last volume (100) sold for £12.95.

Some volumes were very popular with collectors and sold out very quickly. Volumes 5, 24 and 25 were reprinted in a new hardback edition of 100 copies with clear plastic dust wrapper [as volumes 4a, 24a and 25a]; as was volume 18 (a complete run of the "Stacey" series in volumes 16 and 17). Volume 5 was also repackaged as 14 single issue facsimiles in a Book Club style slip case. Volumes 19, 21, 22 and 23 were later reprinted in a limited edition paperback format (400 copies only at £15 a time).

* Limited edition paperback reprint (400 copies) + substitute author volume # limited edition hardback reprint (100 copies)

No.

Title

Issue numbers

Year

1

Billy Bunter in the Land of the Pyramids

1277-1284

1932

2

The Rebellion of Harry Wharton

1285-1296

1932

3

Billy Bunter of Bunter Court

910-917

1925

4

Billy Bunter and the Terror of the Form

1247-1254

1932

4a

Billy Bunter and the Courtfield Cracksman

#

1138-1151

1929-1930

5

Billy Bunter and the Courtfield Cracksman

1138-1151

1929-1930

6

The Downfall of Harry Wharton

1255-1261, 1269

1932

7

The Greyfriars' Pretender

1209-1219

1931

8

The Mystery of Wharton Lodge

1349-1353, 1359

1933-1934

9

The Schemer of the Remove

1404-1412

1935

10

Billy Bunter and the Greyfriars' Mutiny

1043-1049

1928

11

Six Boys in a Boat

1643-1650

1939

12

The Greyfriars' Adventurers

1588-1599

1938

13

Bunter the Ventriloquist

1159, 1187-1188, 1190, 1226, 1311, 1317, 1328

1930-1933

14

My Lord Bunter

1457-1460, 1556-1559

1935, 1938

15

Calling Mr Quelch

1600-1608

1938

16

Harry Wharton's Enemy

1422-1427, 1469-1470

1935, 1936

17

The Black Sheep of Greyfriars

1428-1433, 1479-1480

1935, 1936

18

The Greyfriars' Double

#

1422-1433

1935

19

The Greyfriars' Hikers

*

1331-1340

1933

20

Alonzo the Great

1341-1342, 1344-1348

1933

21

The Tyrant of Greyfriars

*

1169-1174, 1227

1930-1931

22

Billy Bunter's Christmas

*

1191-1194, 1204, 1206

1930-1931

23

The Joker of Greyfriars

*

1078-1082, 1084-1086

1928

24

The Kidnapped Schoolboys

1175-1177, 1354-1358

1930, 1934

24a

The Mysterious Mr Krantz

#

1354-1358

1934

25

Billy Bunter in China

1178-1185

1930

25a

Greyfriars' Chums in China

#

1175-1185

1930

26

A Bargain For Bunter

1652-1659

1939

27

The Shadow Over Harry Wharton

1059-1067

1928

28

Billy Bunter's Circus

1069-1076

1928

29

The Mystery of the Moathouse

1660-1667

1939-1940

30

The Burglar of Greyfriars

1668-1675

1940

31

Billy Bunter's Hat Trick

1325-1327, 1456, 1531-1532, 1573-1574

1936, 1937, 1938

32

The Greyfriars' Cowboys

1575-1582

1938

33

The Sleuth of Greyfriars

1413-1417, 1419-1421

1935

34

Bunter's Seaside Caper

1418, 1434-1439

1935

35

The Sit-In Strike at Greyfriars

1510-1517

1937

36

Bob Cherry's Big Bargain

1118-1125

1929

37

Billy Bunter's Lucky Day

1518-1525

1937

38

Bunter Tells the Truth

1440-1447

1936

39

The Ghost of Polpelly

1448-1455

1936-1937

40

Billy Bunter's Coronation Party

1526-1530, 1533-1535

1937

41

Billy Bunter's Hair Raid

1676-1682 + Greyfriarsí Herald 2/3 and 2/6

1919, 1940

42

The Greyfriars' Secret Society

1390-1397

1934

43

The Dictator of Greyfriars

1398-1400, 1541-1544

1934, 1937

44

Billy Bunter in Brazil

1461-1468

1936

45

Gunmen at Greyfriars

1471-1478

1936

46

The Popper Island Rebels

1374-1382

1934

47

The Schoolboy Smuggler

1493-1497, 1499-1501

1936

48

Billy Bunter's Christmas Party

1502-1509

1936-1937

49

The Mystery Man of Greyfriars

1615-1622

1939

50

Billy Bunter's Easter Trip

1623-1630

1939

51

The Bounder's Rebellion

1360-1367

1934

52

Bunter the Hypnotist

1368-1373, 1583-1584

1934, 1938

53

Billy Bunter's Banknote

1262-1263, 1270-1275

1932

54

Vernon-Smith's Rival

1631-1638

1939

55

Bunter the Liontamer

1481-1484, 1639-1642

1936, 1939

56

Bunter's Funny Turn

1485-1490, 1492, 1498

1936

57

Expelled From Greyfriars

1536-1540, 1560, 1613-1614

1937, 1938, 1939

58

Billy Bunter's Christmas Carol

1036-1037, 1264-1268, 1276

1927, 1932

59

Bunter's Rich Relation

1561-1568

1938

60

The Greyfriars' Impersonator

1160, 1308-1310, 1569-1572

1930, 1933, 1938

61

The Schoolboy Tourists

1132, 1312-1316, 1319-1320

1929, 1933

62

The Big Bang at Greyfriars

1545-1552

1938

63

Bunter's Orders

1221-1223, 1321-1322, 1553-1555

1931, 1933, 1938

64

Billionairing With Bunter

1042, 1383-1389

1928, 1934

65

Greyfriars On Safari

1228-1236

1931

66

Ructions at Greyfriars

1135, 1237-1243

1929, 1931

67

Bunter at St. Jimís

569-572, 585 & Gems 571-574, 576, 578, 585

1919

68

The Rogue of the Remove

1129-1131, 1154-1155, 1157-1158

1929, 1930

69

The Bully of Greyfriars

1111-1117

1929

70

Billy Bunter's Convict

834, 1035, 1039-1041, 1056-1057

1924, 1927, 1928

71

The Greyfriars' Second Eleven

+

918-922, 932-933

1925

72

The Shylock of Greyfriars

1110, 1126-1128, 1133-1134, 1136

1929

73

Under Bunter's Thumb

1015, 1050-1052, 1068, 1090, 1137

1927, 1928, 1929

74

Billy Bunter's Prize

+

974, 1006, 1014, 1054, 1058, 1091, 1108

1926, 1927, 1928, 1929

75

The Greyfriars' Bounder

1007-1013

1927

76

Billy Bunter's Blunder

+

844, 938, 940, 1083, 1109, 1153, 1220

1924, 1926, 1928, 1929, 1930, 1931

77

Harry Wharton's Feud

942, 945-948, 950-951

1926

78

The Persecution of Billy Bunter

956-959, 971, 973, 1027

1926, 1927

79

The Odd Fellows of Greyfriars

+

993, 1030, 1053, 1055, 1077, 1152, 1189

1927, 1928, 1930

80

Forever Bunter

897, 899-900, 906-909

1925

81

The Greyfriars' Mysteries

+

939, 944, 949, 952-955

1926

82

Billy Bunter Expelled

760-761, 826, 874-877

1924, 1925, 1926

83

The Greyfriars' Rivals

+

898, 904, 935-936, 972, 980, 991

1925, 1926, 1927

84

The Greyfriars' Actors

613-614, 660-664, 873, 937

1919, 1920, 1924, 1926

85

Bunter's Postal Order Mystery

+

890-892, 901-903, 905

1925

86

Bowling Out Bunter

+

840, 889, 894-895, 934, 941, 943

1924, 1925

87

Bunter's Poor Relations

+

832-833, 835-839

1924

88

Billy Bunter's Wembley Party

+

856-857, 861, 870-872, 878

1924

89

The Iron Hand at Greyfriars

+

842, 845, 847, 849-852

1924

90

Wally Bunter at Greyfriars

573-583

1919

91

The Greyfriars' Cup

+

813, 815, 817-818, 824-825, 827

1923

92

Napoleon of Greyfriars

534, 536-537, 539-543, 546-548

1918

93

Bunter the Punter

551, 553-556, 558-561, 563, 568

1918

94

Bunter's Barring Out

+

800-805, 816

1923

95

Detective Bunter

+

780, 785-786, 788, 790-792

1923

96

Mr Bunter - Form Master

+

731-735, 741-742

1922

97

Bunter's Lawsuit

+

746-747, 754, 762, 767, 775, 777

1922

98

The Society for Reforming Billy Bunter

+

703, 710-714, 716-717

1921

99

Billy Bunter - Film Star

+

718-722, 724-725, 736, 740

1921, 1922

100

Goodbye Greyfriars

439, 442, 446-447, 450, 452-453, 455

1916


"Billy Bunter in the Land of the Pyramids" Magnet volume 1 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1969 "The Rebellion of Harry Wharton" Magnet volume 2 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1969 "Billy Bunter of Bunter Court" Magnet volume 3 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1969 "Billy Bunter and the Terror of the Form" Magnet volume 4 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1970 "Billy Bunter and the Courtsfield Cracksman" Magnet volume 4a © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1977 "The Downfall of Harry Wharton" Magnet volume 6 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1971 "Billy Bunter and the Greyfriars Pretender" Magnet volume 7 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1971 "The Mystery of Wharton Lodge" Magnet volume 8 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1971 "The Schemer of the Remove" Magnet volume 9 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1972 "Billy Bunter and the Greyfriars Mutiny" Magnet volume 10 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1972 "Six Boys in a Boat" Magnet volume 11 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1972 "The Greyfriars Adventurers" Magnet volume 12 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1972 "Bunter the Ventriloquist" Magnet volume 13 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1972 "My Lord Bunter" Magnet volume 14 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1972 "Calling Mr Quelch" Magnet volume 15 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1973 "Harry Wharton's Enemy" Magnet volume 16 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1973 "The Black Sheep of Greyfriars" Magnet volume 17 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1973 "The Greyfriars Double" Magnet volume 18 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1973 "The Greyfriars Hikers" Magnet volume 19 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1974 "The Greyfriars Hikers" Magnet volume 19 Limited Edition © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1983 "Alonzo the Great, Magnet volume 20 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1973 "The Tyrant of Greyfriars" Magnet volume 21 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1973 "The Tyrant of Greyfriars" Magnet volume 21 Limited Edition © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1984 "Billy Bunter's Christmas" Magnet volume 22 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1973 "Billy Bunter's Christmas" Magnet volume 22 Limited Edition © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1983 "The Joker of Greyfriars" Magnet volume 23 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1974 "The Joker of Greyfriars" Magnet volume 23 Limited Edition © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1983 "The Kidnapped Schoolboys" Magnet volume 24 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1974 "The Mysterious Mr Krantz" Magnet volume 24a © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1977 "Billy Bunter in China" Magnet volume 25 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1974 "Greyfriars Chums in China" Magnet volume 25a © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1977 "A Bargain for Bunter" Magnet volume 26 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1974 "The Shadow Over Harry Wharton" Magnet volume 27 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1974 "Billy Bunter's Circus" Magnet volume 28 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1974 "The Mystery of the Moathouse" Magnet volume 29 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1975 "The Burglar of Greyfriars" Magnet volume 30 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1975 "Billy Bunter's Hat Trick" Magnet volume 31 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1975 "The Greyfriars Cowboys" Magnet volume 32 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1975 "The Sleuth of Greyfriars" Magnet volume 33 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1975 "Bunter's Seaside Caper" Magnet volume 34 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1975 "The Sit-In Strike at Greyfriars" Magnet volume 35 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1975 "Bob Cherry's Big Bargain" Magnet volume 36 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1975 "Billy Bunter's Lucky Day" Magnet volume 37 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1975 "Bunter Tells the Truth" Magnet volume 38 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1975 "The Ghost of Polpelly" Magnet volume 39 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1975 "Billy Bunter's Coronation Party" Magnet volume 40 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1975 "Billy Bunter's Hair Raid" Magnet volume 41 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1976 "The Dictator of Greyfriars" Magnet volume 43 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1976 "Billy Bunter in Brazil" Magnet volume 44 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1976 "Gunmen at Greyfriars" Magnet volume 45 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1976 "The Popper Island Rebels" Magnet volume 46 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1976 "The Schoolboy Smuggler" Magnet volume 47 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1976 "Billy Bunter's Christmas Party" Magnet volume 48 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1976 "The Mystery Man of Greyfriars" Magnet volume 49 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1977 "Billy Bunter's Easter Trip" Magnet volume 50 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1977 "The Bounder's Rebellion" Magnet volume 51 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1977 "Bunter the Hypnotist" Magnet volume 52 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1977 "Billy Bunter's Banknote" Magnet volume 53 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1977 "Vernon-Smith's Rival" Magnet volume 54 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1977 "Bunter the Lion-Tamer" Magnet volume 55 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1977 "Bunter's Funny Turn" Magnet volume 56 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1977 "Expelled From Greyfriars" Magnet volume 57 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1977 "Bunter's Chtistmas Carol" Magnet volume 58 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1977 "Bunter's Rich Relation" Magnet volume 59 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1978 "The Greyfriars Impersonator" Magnet volume 60 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1978 "The Schoolboy Tourists" Magnet volume 61 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1978 "The Big Bang at Greyfriars" Magnet volume 62 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1978 "Bunter's Orders" Magnet volume 63 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1978 "Billionairing with Bunter" Magnet volume 64 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1978 "Greyfriars On Safari" Magnet volume 65 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1978 "Ructions at Greyfriars" Magnet volume 66 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1978 "Bunter at St. Jim's" Magnet volume 67 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1978 "The Rogue of the Remove" Magnet volume 68 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1979 "The Bully of Greyfriars" Magnet volume 69 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1979 "Billy Bunter's Convict" Magnet volume 70 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1979 "The Greyfriars Second Eleven" Magnet volume 71 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1979 "The Shylock of Greyfriars" Magnet volume 72 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1979 "Under Bunter's Thumb" Magnet volume 73 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1980 "Billy Bunter's Prizwe" Magnet volume 74 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1980 "The Greyfriars Bounder" Magnet volume 75 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1980 "Billy Bunter's Blunder" Magnet volume 76 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1980 "Harry Wharton's Feud" Magnet volume 77 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1980 "The Persecution of Billy Bunter" Magnet volume 78 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1981 "The Odd Fellows of Greyfriars" Magnet volume 79 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1981 "Forever Bunter" Magnet volume 80 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1981 "The Greyfriars Mysteries" Magnet volume 81 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1981 "Billy Bunter Expelled!" Magnet volume 82 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1982 "The Greyfriars Rivals" Magnet volume 83 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1982 "The Greyfriars Actors" Magnet volume 84 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1982 "Bunter's Postal Order Mystery" Magnet volume 85 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1982 "Bowling Out Bunter" Magnet volume 86 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1983 "Bunter's Poor Relations" Magnet volume 87 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1983 "Billy Bunter's Wembley Party" Magnet volume 88 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1983 "The Iron Hand at Greyfriars" Magnet volume 89 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1983 "Wally Bunter at Greyfriars" Magnet volume 90 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1984 "The Greyfriars Cup" Magnet volume 91 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1984 "Napoleon of Greyfriars" Magnet volume 92 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1984 "Bunter the Punter" Magnet volume 93 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1984 "Bunter's Barring-Out" Magnet volume 94 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1985 "Detective Bunter" Magnet volume 95 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1985 "Mr Bunter - Form Master" Magnet volume 96 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1985 "Bunter's Lawsuit" Magnet volume 97 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1985 "The Society for Reforming Billy Bunter" Magnet volume 98 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1986 "Billy Bunter - Film Star" Magnet volume 99 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1986 "Goodbye Greyfriars" Magnet volume 100 © Amalgamated Press & Howard Baker Press 1986


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