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Cover of the March 1899 edition
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The Butterfly was a literary magazine that ran for two series: the first ten issues from May 1893 to February 1894 and the second twelve from March 1899 to February 1900. Edited by L. Raven-Hill and Arnold Golsworthy, it was similar in content to The IdlerIllustrated monthly magazine published in London from 1892 until 1911.,[1] a “glossy, irreverent, humorous journal”,[2] with an emphasis on art and fun.[1]

Between 1894 and 1899 Raven-Hill experimented with a weekly, The Unicorn, which lasted for only three issues, and The Minster, before returning for the second series of The Butterfly.[1]



Ashley, Mike. The Age of the Story Tellers: British Popular Fiction Magazines 1880–1950. British Library and Oak Knoll Press, 2006.
Victorian Research Guides. The Idler (1892–1911).