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Welcome to The Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers and Periodicals:1800-1900, a subject-inclusive, language-inclusive bibliography of
73,000 publications, 68,000 personal names, 6,300 issuing bodies, 2,400 publishing towns, 23,000 title pages, 2,000 subjects. Editor John S. North.
Soli Deo Gloria

Sample Title Page

Reproduced by permission, British Newspaper Library
Interesting Record: Illustrated Tid-Bits
"'The Largest Penny Illustrated Paper in the World' was the claim Davis and Marshall made for their Illustrated Tid-Bits, a sixteen paged penn'orth which began on 4 October 1884, and began again on 17 January 1885 as Illustrated Bits after George Newnes brought a law suit. There were other dramas during this comic's career, including changes of Publisher, Editor, policy, and size; but it also introduced the first deliberate attempt to discover strip cartoonists. Editor 'Bimbo' ran a Grand Prize Comic Tableaux Competition offering one pound for 'six small comic tableaux illustrating a story'. And so, besides creating a new field for artists, Bimbo coined the earliest known term for the comic strip - and acquired a supply of them at less than going rates!" (Gifford, 'Victorian', p.9)

The Waterloo Directory of English Newspapers & Periodicals: 1800 - 1900 Series Three.
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