Product code: 0101 (Wt 0.3g)



The Illustrated London News

Original Victorian Newspaper

Dated 1844


This first part of the description features a list of images i.e. engravings from sketches, drawings etc. (these sometimes have descriptive articles but not always). They include:


The new Royal Exchange From an Architect's Drawing - front page; showing Threadneedle Street and Cornhill in London.

A Battle Between a Hawk and a Weasel - a small engraving of a drawing sent in by a Mr Compton of Southfield near Lea, Wilts of a scene as he was walking through a field in his parish. Small engr.

The Holy Week in Rome:

The Procession in the Sala Regia on Palm Sunday.

The Pope Washing the Feet of Poor Priests on Holy Thursday.

The Pope Blessing the People From the Portico of St Peters on Easter Sunday - showing a wide view of St Peters Square or Piazza San Pietro with the two fountains, Maderno and Bernini, and the Obelisk in the middle, crowds of people etc.

Marshal Soult - engraving of Jean de Dieu Soult the Duke of Dalmatia.

The Scholars of Christ's hospital Taking Their Annual Luncheon With The Lord Mayor in the Venetian Parlour of the Mansion House.

Palm Sunday in Spitalfields - Wavers of Spitalfields Returning from One of the Parties or Picnics with Branches of Catkins - a street scene.

The Northamptonshire Grand Military Steeple Chase:

The George Inn: Previous to the Race at Northampton - crowds congregating outside the inn.

Portrait of the Earl of Cardigan:- A Steward of the Race - engraving of James Thomas Brudenell.

Weighing on the Ground - scene showing a jockey being weighed. c.keenlyside.

The Soldier in the Brook - horse and rider falling into the brook.

Dead Beat - horse and rider struggling out of the brook.

Taking the Brook - many horses and riders jumping the brook (a horse and rider in the brook ).

The Croxton Park Races.

The Earl of Wilton's Fall '

The Lodge of the Earl of Wilton.

A Leaf From a Neglected Record - an engraving showing a jousting competition in an earlier time.

The Parisian Dandy - an engraving showing a man.

Alfred Bunn Esq Who Took His Benefit at Drury Lane Theatre Reive - an engraving from a lithograph by Lane

Jack Cade's Cavern, at Blackheath.

Launch of the "Boscawen" at Woolwich.

The Horse Watcher.

Baroness De Calabrella - engraving to accompany a short story.



This second part of the description features items of news articles etc but have no images associated with the subject matter unless listed above. They include:


Foreign Affairs in Parliament - with mention of Spain - Queen Isabella - etc.

The New Royal Exchange - with mention of the Gresham Committee - Mister Tite - etc.

Foreign Intelligence:

Spain with mention of: Princess Christina - Queen Isabella - Narvaez - Miel - Don Augustin Arguelles - M. Salamanca - M. de Lesseps - etc.




Portugal with mention of: the Steamer Pacha - Captain G. Wilson - Mr E. Desalles - Mr A. Lacoste - - etc.


America with mention of: The New Tariff Bill - Hon. J. C. Calhoun - Canada - Mexico - Texas Mr Bankhead - Captain Hays - Mr Wybrant - President houston - Captain Todd.

The Overland Mail - India and China:

India etc: with mention of Sir Charles Napier - the hon. Mr Anderson Governor of Bombay - Scinde - Sir R. Sale - The Governor General Expected in Calcutta - HM 28th at Poonah - Cabul - Lahore - Trincomalee earthquake - Bombay - HM Ship Thalia - etc.

China etc: with mention of Captain Brooke of the 55th Regiment - Sir H. Pottinger - Shanghae (Shanghai) - Major General D'Aguilaz - the Bishops Jinbert - Messrs Chastan and Manban - Massacre at Corea (Korea).

Imperial Parliament - The Commons and Lords: with mention of Lord Brougham - The Lord Chancellor ( info John Copley, Baron Lyndhurst ) - Sir J. Graham ( James Graham ) and the Factories Bill - Lord Palmerston - Lord Acland - Lord Howick - Lord Russell - The Mutiny Bill - Erl of Ripon - Earl of Aberdeen - Lord Ashley - Mr Ewart - Mr Strutt - Mr Thomas Duncombe - Lord Beaumont - Mr Cobden - Mr Gladstone - Mr Manners Sutton - Mr Borthwick - Lord Eliot - Sir Robert Peel - Mr M. O'Ferrall - Lord G. Somerset - Mr Elphinstone - Mr Hastie - Mr Wyse - Mr Greene.

Battle Extraordinary at Southfield near Lea in Wilts - small excerpt from the Hampshire Advertiser re. a hawk and weasel.

The Holy Week in Rome.

Marshal Soult - Ultimus Romanorum - poem and article.

To Correspondents - List

Illustrated London News Editorial:

The Bill for Amending the Irish System of Registration.

Death of a Prisoner in the Westminster Bridewell After Being Discharged from the Smallpox Hospital - result of court case.

France etc with mention of M. Guizot.

The Revenue - The Quarters Account.

The Court and Haut Ton - Royal Comings and Goings with mention of The Hon. Rev. C. Leslie Courtenay - Duchess of Kent - Lady Anna Maria Dawson - Sir Edward Cust - Lord Bloomfield - Sir Francis A. collier - The Duchess of Kent ( Queen Victoria's mother, Princess Marie Luise Victoria of Saxe-Coburg-Saalfeld) - Resignation of Lord Stuart de Rothesay- Earl of haddington - Duke of Wellington - Vicount Melbourn - Lord Abinger.

Metropolitan News includes:

Court of Aldermen with mention of Mr hartley of new Bridge St. Solicitor - Mr Wells Councilman of the Ward of Farringdon - Mr Barnard Gregory - Alderman Farebrother - Lord Mayor - etc.

The County Courts Bill with mentio nmof George Offer Esq - Tower hamlets Court of Requests - Mr O'Brien - Whitecross Street prison - Sir James Graham- Colonel Fox - etc.

Sale of Steam Boats with mention of Mr John Milner

St Stephen's Walbrook with mention of Mr J. M. Pearce - Rev. Dr Croly - Mr Eddison the Churchward with Alderman Gibbs - Mr Flight - Mr Unwin - etc.

The Royal Thames yacht Club.

Asylum for Female Orphans at Westminster Rd. Lambeth.

Death of Thorwalsden the Celebrated Sculptor (short apprx 25 wds).

Painting by a Deaf and Dumb Artist Mr Reed of Newcastle upon Tyne (short apprx. 30 wds).

Advocates of Temperance - with mention of Rev. George Smith aka "Boatswain Smith"

Country News:

Glasgow and Alarming Occurrence at the Adelphi Theatre with mention of Mr Niven the Printers of Glassford St - Saltmarket Street - Mr Livingstone the Box Keeper.

Accident and Offences includes:

Fatal Accident on the Dover Railway to an Ujder Guard Named Nunn at Maidstone Rd. Station.

Attempted Suicide of Captain Robinson of the East India Company of 22 Upper Berkeley St. Portman Square, London.

Fire in Whitechapel at the Premises of Mr Crossley the Soap Manufacturer of Old Montague Street.

Fatal Railway Accident on the branch from Swindon to Gloucester, a Stoker.

Attempt at Murder in Silver Street in Gravel Lane, Southwark, of a woman named Sycamore.

Bank Fraud at Messrs Praed and Co. with mention of Messrs Rickford and hunt of Aylesbury -Mr henry Thomas, etc.

Dreadful Murder and Attempted Suicide by William Crouch of Frances Crouch his Wife at 4 Little Marylebone St. near High Street London - with mention Wilton Place - 7 Little Chesterfield St. - Mrs Line - Mr Hembrey a Corn Dealer of 22 Great Marylebone St - PC Bennett 18D - Mr Joseph the Surgeon - Mr Clark the Surgeon - Inspector Brown - The Inquest - Sir L. Palk - Elizabeth Haines - Samuel Haines - 7 Great Chesterfield St - Mr Rawlinson the Magistrate - etc.

Epitome of News - small snippets of news with mention of the Ojibbeway Indian Marrying a young lady of English Birth of New Road, Somerstown - - - Mr Skinner Manager of Blacks Printworks, Milngavie - The Dover Railway - etc.

Important to Inventors - with mention of Mr Bennett a Lace Man in Wood Street - Alderman Hughes and Gibbs - Mr Goddard - Mary Ann Thorne a Lace rouchmaker - Mr Meeking the Haberdasher on Holborn Hill - etc.

The Morn of Easter - Fronm the Faust of Goethe - Poem from L. Filmore's Translation.

Naval and Military Intelligence includes:



Naval Obituary - Admiral of the Fleet Sir Charles E. Nugent - Captain Jeremiah Coghlan - Amos F. Westropp - Walter Toby - John M. Waugh - John Guyon - William Cumming Surgeon - C. Von Blottnitz - etc.

Monthly Military Obituary - General R. Bell - Lieutenant General Dick - Sir John Gibbons Royal West Middx - Lt. Col. W. Earl of Lonsdale - Lord William F. A. M. Hill - etc.

General Court Martial at Kingston Barracks Jamaica - lieut. Browne Willis - Major Grierson - Captain Gifford - Staff Ast. Surgeon Thomas Halliday Young - etc.

The Royal George and the Death of Mr Webb one of the last surviving officers onboard this ship, - with mention of Admiral Sir Philip Durham - Info. HMS Royal George was a first-rate ship of the line of the Royal Navy which sunk off Portsmouth in 1782 with the loss of more than 800 lives, one of the most serious maritime losses to occur in British waters. sleekburnc.

Royal Thames Yacht Club with mention of Lord Alfred Paget - Lord Wharncliffe - etc.

Others mentioned include Right Hon. T.L. Corry Lord of the Admiralty - Hon. Sidney Herbert - The Black Eagel (ship) - Captain Boldero Clerk of the Ordnance - Captain Henry Eden - Sir Graham Moore - etc.

Ireland - with mention of Mr O'Connell - Mr J. O'Connell - Convicts at the Kilmainham Depot - Cadet Convict Ship - Captain May - Dr Boyce RN - Man Charged with Mruder of Mr Waller and Miss Vereker at Finnoe - Mr Thomas O'Brien - etc.

The Principles of Jack Cade by the Right Hon. Sec of State for the Home Department - etc.

The Magazines - with mention of Martin Chuzzlewit No. XVI - with a "truly Pickwickian bit:..."- etc.

the Horse Watcher.

National Sports - including Tattersall's

The Markets with prices of various items, Wheat, Coffee, Sugar, Coals etc.

Commerce and Money.

The London Gazette - War Office Appointments - Bankrupts.

Births Marriages and Deaths.

Adverts include The Royal Farmers and General Fire, Life and Hail Storm Insurance Institution - a column and more dedicated to this company with a list of Members, Directors , Extracts from Reslolutions of the Select Committee etc.

Other Adverts of the day. sleekburnc. 0604



This is an original but USED antique newspaper not a scan and not a later re-print. If there is a particular date you require in regards to this item eg. for a birthday or anniversary etc please ask. The Illustrated London News was a newspaper founded by Herbert Ingram with the first edition appearing on 14 May 1842. It was the world's first illustrated weekly newspaper.

Eight pages (16sides). It measures 395 x 290 mm (15.5 x 11.25inches). The spine is loose with binding witness marks where once bound, there is age yellowing to the pages. The images are in black and white unless otherwise stated. Some of the pages are loose, and have minor cuts tears and blemishes due to their great age - anything more than minor will be mentioned in the main body of the description. The engravings vary in size. Any watermarks on images are for display only and not on the original engravings. This item will be packaged in a tube unless otherwise requested.

PLEASE NOTE: I cannot guarantee that the issue is complete 'as published' - but what I have described above IS present. As far as I can tell there are no pages missing, but if you are looking for something in particular in this issue PLEASE ASK. If you require information on size of articles (i.e. number of words), sizes of images, please ask before bidding or buying. There are no colour images unless otherwise stated. The process of the page numbering in The ILN carry on from the previous issue therefore do not start at number 1. The four digit number in brackets in title is for my reference only.

The descriptive text in my listing, details the content in my words and not necessarily what is written on the original page."Info." in the description is my research, although relevant to the accompanying image or article, is not necessarily in the text. This item will be packaged in a tube.

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Product Code 0101 (Wt 0.3g)
Weight 0.3kg