Product code: 2810 (Wt. range 300g)



The Illustrated London News

Original Victorian Newspaper

Dated 1845


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:


Eruption Of Mount Hecla (Iceland) - Front Page.

Luther's Chamber At Wittenberg.

Melancthon's House At Wittenberg.

Luther's House At Wittenberg.

New Foreign Baggage Warehouse, St Katherine Docks.

Opening of Horn Fair At Charlton in 1745 (near half page).

Leeds Castle (small). c.keenlyside.

Iffley Church.

2 Pages mostly devoted to Wales: The Cymreigyddion Festival, The Procession Through Abergavenny (half page) - The Rev T Price - Chorus Singers - Statue In The Hall at Abergavenny - Harpers - Interior Of The Cymreigyddion Hall, Abergavenny (half page).

Chess Problem by Rev H Bolton.

Hutchison's Market, Aldgate - info. built at the rear of Aldgate Church Houndsditch, designed by Arthur Ashpitel.

New Baptist Chapel, Leicester - Info. now locally k.a. Pork Pie Chapel in Belvoir St.

Railway Mania, three small illustrations by Alfred Crowquill (Pseudonym Jointly used by the Forrester Brothers, Alfred and Charles).

Scene From The New Opera of The fairy Oak At Drury lane Theatre.

Scene From The Lady Of Lyons At The Haymarket.

Full page Musical score and words to My Writing Desk - by Unknown.



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:


The Cloud In The West (info. alluding to the impending famine in Ireland I believe)

The Eruption Of Mount Hecla Iceland.

News From Paris, Spain, Holland, West Indies, New Zealand, The River Plate, The Island of Tahiti.

The Railway Progress (news from various developing railways and companies).

New Railways. c.keenlyside

Irish Railways.

Foreign Railways.

Melancholy Suicide of Mister Charles Pilcher.

Fatal Accident on The Sheffield And Rotherham Railway with mention of Matthew Jessop.

New Foreign baggage Warehouse St Katherine Docks.

Luther And Melancthon.

Nooks and corners of old England: Leeds Castle Kent.

New Hall and Library Lincolns Inn.

Iffley Church.

Charlton Fair.

Exclusion Of The Lord mayor From Christ's Hospital.

Dinner To Mr Hudson MP At Sunderland (at the Polytechnic Hall).

The London Sewage Company Formed.

The Repeal Demonstration at Sligo Ireland.

Tattershall's The Cambridge Stakes.

Freemasonry in Norfolk.

The Twelfth Eisteddfod of The Abergavenny Cymreigyddion.

The Second Attack upon Algeria.

Obituary Of Eminent Persons mentioning: Mrs Elizabeth Fry (long obituary) - Sir Gregory Lewin of Eltham in Kent - General Rebow.

Serious Accident On The Midland railway (Near Barnsley, mentioning: Wath and Darfield Stations, William Fuller Boteler, Inspector Child and Sergeant Stubbs, Sir John H Lowther.

Sudden Death of Colonel Adey.

Hutchison Market.

New Baptist Chapel at Leicester with ref. to architect Joseph hansom; also mentions Dr arey - Rev. J. P. Mursell - Dr harris - Dr Legge - Rev. J. Edwards - Dr Cox - J. Toller.

Railway Mania by Alfred Crowquill (pseudonym Jointly used by the Forrester Brothers, Alfred and Charles).

The Fairy Oak a Romantic Opera by H C Coape music by Henry Forbes (cast mentions Miss rainforth, Miss Fitzjames, S. Reive, Miss Collett, Miss H lane, M Borrani, M Burdini, Mr Allen, Mr Harley, Mr Wieland, Mr S Jones, M. Miel, Mr Howell, Mr T Mathews. sleekburnc.

Melancholy Death by Fire (Miss Emma Gray of Number 9 Coleman Street, mentioning a young man named Guy and a doctor called Edinbro). sleekburnc. 2510


This is an original 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 (8 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 images are in black and white unless otherwise stated. Some of the pages may be 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 2810 (Wt. range 300g)
Weight 0.3kg