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Nash's Magazine + Pall Mall Magazine = Nash's Pall Mall Magazine

National Magazine Company, 153 Queen Victoria Street, London E.C.4


Nash's Magazine was founded in April 1909 by the publisher Eveleigh Nash but was sold in early 1911 to the National Magazine Company. There were 66 issues of the title until it merged in October 1914 with Pall Mall Magazine, then owned by Iliffe & Company, to become Nash's Pall Mall Magazine. The numbering of volumes used by Pall Mall Magazine was continued in the combined title. In May 1927 the magazines reverted to their orginal titles, Nash's Magazine and Pall Mall Magazine, and used them until October 1929 when they merged again to re-form Nash's Pall Mall Magazine. For two issues in October and November 1935 it was renamed New Nash's Pall Mall Magazine, but the 'New' was then dropped. Are you following all this? Nash's Pall Mall Magazine then merged with Good Housekeeping in October 1937.

All three titles were fiction magazines, with illustrated stories and poems. Blampied worked for all three of these titles and for the sake of convenience (mine) they are all shown here. I have searched Nash's Magazine from January 1913 until it merged with Pall Mall Magazine, then I searched the combined magazine from October 1914 until September 1923 and from August 1930 to March 1935. I found the illustration in the issue of June 1925 on eBay, so there may be more issues between October 1923 and July 1930 which contain an illustration by Blampied. The data on the FictionMags web site is incomplete.

The issue of June 1931 contains illustrations to a story by Barbara Back which are signed Rozel, the only known instance of this pseudonym. The drawings are characteristic of Blampied and the choice of pseudonym is obvious to anyone from Jersey. The harbour at Rozel is near to Ville Bree, the place where Blampied was born. The reason for using a pseudonym is unknown, but this is the first commercial illustration for a magazine since he gave up working for The Bystander in late 1926. Perhaps he thought that he didn't need to do any more commercial work, but the Great Depression and the collapse in the market for prints probably changed that, so maybe he wanted to try a new identity as an illustrator. This pseudonym hasn't been found anywhere else, but then no many people know about it.


Published: Monthly from April 1909 to September 1937 under different names (see above).

Price: 6d in 1914; 1 shilling in the 1920s and 1930s;

Numbering: Volume of 6 issues, all issues sequentially numbered

Pages: 135 in 1914 with 30pp adverts; 144 in 1925; 128 in 1930s;

Dimensions: 242 x 168 mm in 1914; 295 x 22 mm in 1930s

Editor: Several

Printer: Hazell, Watson & Viney, Lyd., Aylesbury in 1930s.

Blampied issues: 9

Type: MO = monochrome drawing; CO = colour drawing; the number indicates the number of drawings or pages.


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Cover of a Nash's Pall Mall Magazine from 1933, not by Blampied


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Cover of Pall Mall Magazine from 1914, not by Blampied


See also:

Mike Ashley (2006) The Age of the Storytellers. British Popular Fiction Magazines 1880-1950. London & Delaware, USA: The British Library and Oak Knoll Press

Nash's Magazine, Pall Mall Magazine and Nash's Pall Mall Magazine at FictionMags Index.


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— 1912 —


Title: Nash's Magazine. Issue: February 1912, vol. 5, no. 5, page 584-585. Price: unk. Type: MO1. Title: The Forsaking of the Mast. Author: Thomas Hardy

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— 1913 —


Title: Nash's Magazine. Issue: January 1913, vol. 7, no. 4, page 409. Price: 6d. Type: MO1. Title: Happy New Year.

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— 1914 —


Title: Pall Mall Magazine.Issue: July 1914, vol. 54, no. 255, page 821-829. Price: 6d. Type: MO3. Title: The rudeness of M. Blanc. Author: J.J. Bell

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— 1925 —


Title: Nash's Pall Mall Magazine. Issue: June 1925, vol. 75, no. 386, page 18-21. Price: 1/-. Type: MO3. Title: Doom of the Darnaways. Author: G.K. Chesterton

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— 1931 —


Title: Nash's Pall Mall Magazine. Issue: October 1931, vol. 88, no. 461, page 38-41. Price: 1/-. Type: MO2. Title: A modern Daniel. Author: Babara Back

[These illustrations are signed Rozel, the only known instance of this pseudonym.]

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— 1933 —


Title: Nash's Pall Mall Magazine. Issue: September 1933, vol. 91, no. 484, page 28-33. Price: 1/-. Type: CO1. Title: Adam v Eve. Author: A.P. Herbert

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Title: Nash's Pall Mall Magazine. Issue: November 1933, vol. 92, no. 486, page 6-7. Price: 1/-. Type: CO1. Title: Should we be governed by intellectuals?. Author: G.K. Chesterton

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Title: Nash's Pall Mall Magazine. Issue: November 1933, vol. 92, no. 486, page 7-8. Price: 1/-. Type: MO1. Title: Why not give the intellectuals a chance?. Author: George Bernard Shaw

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— 1934 —


Title: Nash's Pall Mall Magazine. Issue: February 1934, vol. 92, no. 489, page 38-41. Price: 1/-. Type: CO2. Title: Do you know people?. Author: Sylvia Thompson

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Title: Nash's Pall Mall Magazine. Issue: March 1934, vol. 92, no. 490, page 18-19. Price: 1/-. Type: MO4. Title: Is this Mrs Grundy - or this?. Author: J.B. Morton

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