Product code: 9210
An original Victorian weekly newspaper.



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:


Explosion at the King's Bastion Portsmouth – half page, front page.

Two pages devoted to The Visit of the King of the French to Queen Victoria – with five illustrations individually entitled: West front of the upper ward of Windsor Castle showing Queen Victoria and her visitors proceeding to St Georges Chapel - The Grand Lawn and Drive in Front of Victoria Gate - The Slopes, Windsor Castle - Closet of King Louis Philippes - The Kings bedchamber.

Enthronization Of the Queen As a Sovereign of the Order of the Garter.

Chapter of the Order of the Garter And the King of the French - half page engraving by Stephen Sly.

The Garter Banquet in St Georges Hall three-quarter page (this page has a tear to the border not affecting the illustration and easily repaired).

Approach to the Banquet.

Two small sketches of: The Duke De Montpensier, M. Guizot.

Visit of the King of the French To Eton College - engraving by Frederick James Smyth.

Arch at the Railway Station Gosport.

The Royal Arrival at the Farnborough Railway Station.

Great Fire at New Cross Railway Station.

Arrival of the King of the French during the Fire by Ebenezer Landells; info. Newcastle born engraver.

Ruins of the Octagon Building - by Landells

Public Meeting at the Mansion House, Lord Mayor in the Chair.

Scene from the Confederacy at the Haymarket Theatre.

Scene from Don Caesar De Bazan.



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:


Country News - with a large or small paragraph on each of the following: The late colliery explosion at Haswell (near Newcastle) - Incendiaries near Newmarket - Sudden Death in a Mail Coach mentioning Mister Sammell - Attempted Murder at Liverpool, naming a man named McGaffey, Mr John William Arkle - Another Colliery Explosion, at Cox Lodge colliery near Newcastle (apparently caused by a person named Brown) - Coal Pit Explosion in Lancashire, Mentioning Messrs Stocks near Blackbrook - Fatal Accident at Lancaster Sands, mentioning John Moore junior of Flookburgh, Mr Woodburn, Mr Bell, Host bank, - Mr Belaney, mentioning Mr George Grey Bell, Mr John Stephenson, Thomas Coxon, Joseph Kidd, Joseph Catton (this news snippet from the Tyne Mercury) reive - Attempted Murder and Suicide, mentioning Richard Young of Cheltenham.

News from Ireland mentioning O Connell's manifesto - destruction by fire of Mr Hamptons balloon at Dublin - another shocking murder mentioning James Dunne of Sea Field near Carrick on Shannon - atrocious murders in Cork, mentioning Mitchellstown, the McEligot family, William Johnson - Two Brutal Murders in Tipperary mentioning Maxwell, Mr la Touche, a man named Cleary, Mr Carden, a man named Tierney, a man named Tracey, Patrick Doyle.

Accidents and Offences with a paragraph on each of the following:- Lamentable Case of Suicide, mentioning Mrs Charlotte McClelland of Islington, Mr Rose a surgeon, Mr Wakley - Series of Accidents at Portsmouth mentioning Thomas Smart - Loss of Life in the Regents Park, mentioning Mr Norbury linen Draper of Crawford Street Bryanstone square - Railway Accident mentioning Mr William Aldrett - Supposed Murder, mentioning the landlord of the Rose and Crown Tooley Street, Mr Higgs, Mr Bainbridge a surgeon.

The Visit of the King of the French.

The Destructive Fire at the New Cross Railway Station.

The Confederacy at the Haymarket Theatre mentioning Vanbrugh , Farren, Miss P Horton, M. Miel, Mrs E Yarnold, Jane Bennett .

Don Caesar De Bazan. sleekburnc. 1910


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 (16 sides). 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 pages are loose, and have minor cuts tears and blemishes due to their great age. 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.

IMPORTANT: If the newspaper is over 250g and you choose International Economy postage from the UK, Royal Mail AIM to deliver within two weeks to Western Europe, four weeks to Eastern Europe, and eight weeks outside Europe and ROW; please be aware these times are NOT guaranteed and are approx.

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Condition Used
Product Code 9210
Weight 0.3kg