TitleAuthorCategoryDatePublisher
The Frost upon the Pane; a Christmas StoryAnon.Fiction for Children1854?
The Chain of Lilies, and Other PoemsW B RandsVerse, adult1857Knight & Son
Sydenham Sindbad, A Narrative of his seven journeys to WonderlandAnon.Fiction for childrenc1859J&C Brown & Co.
Tangled Talk — An Essayist's Holiday (Originally for Tait's Edinburgh Magazine)T.TalkerEssays1864Alexander Strahan
The Stealing of the Princes Lock" Ernest & Albert of Saxony"Anon.History1865Ward & Lock
Henry Holbeach, Student in Life & Philosophy; a Narrative and a Discussion (2 Vols)Henry HolbeachEssays 1865-6Alexander Strahan
Views & OpinionsMatthew BrowneEssays1866Alexander Strahan
Lilliput Levee, Poems of childhood, child-fancy & childlike moods. AnonChildren's verse1864-8Alexander Strahan
Chaucer's England (2 Vols.)Matthew BrowneLit. History1869Hurst & Blackett
Lilliput RevelsAnon.Plays for children1871Strahan & Co.
Lilliput LecturesAuthor of LeveeEssays for children1871Strahan & Co.
The Shoemaker's VillageHenry HolbeachFiction?1871Strahan Strahan & Co., Ltd
"Lilliput Legends" Illust. Dalziel (woodcuts)"Author of Levee"Short stories for children1872Strahan & Co.
Little Ben Bute, with coloured illustrationsMatthew BrowneChildren's verse?1880Thos. Gray & Co.
2 contributions to:The Alexandra: a gift book to the Alexandra Orphanage for Infants, Hornsey Rise.Ed Thomas Archer 1869James Clarke & Co. & James Nisbet & Co.

Contributions to Papers, Magazines, & Various Journals

The major part of Rands' output consists of contributions to a wide variety of papers, journals & magazines. There is perhaps no better illustration of his extraordinary versatility & fecundity than his monthly supplement to The Saturday Journal, 1874-5. ("Being Notes, Literary, Social & Scientific, for Readers out of the Way, and Others"). In eight pages of plain text and approximately 20,000 words, he reviewed topical matters in Science, Arts, Books & "Incidental Topics" with extraordinary erudition. The originator of The Boy's Own Paper, he was also a regular contributor to the following, (and probably others) invariably under pseudonyms, of which more than thirty have been discovered:

Books Published Posthumously

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TitleAuthor or editorCategoryIllustrator DatePublisher
1. Lilliput LyricsEd. Brimley Johnson Children's verseChas. Robinson 1899John Lane, The Bodley Head
2. Lilliput Revels & Innocent's Island Ed. Brimley Johnson Children's verse-plays Griselda Wedderburn. c1900John Lane, The Bodley Head.
3. The Young Norseman Fiction1907David Nutt
4. Lilliput LecturesEd. Brimley JohnsonEssays for children1897James Bowden
5. Lazy Lessons & Essays on ConductEd. Brimley JohnsonEducation1897James Bowden
6. Miss Hooper's Hoop Children's verse1949The Tudor Press (private hand press)
7. Chaucer's England re-publication in USA

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