Product code: 2720
An original Victorian newspaper. Packaged Weight range 265g

Lisbon Portugal MIRAGE AT RAMSGATE The New Cactus from Real Del Monte


The Illustrated London News

DATED 1847

An Original Weekly Newspaper: 8 pages (16 sides)


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:

' Portugal - HMS Canopus off Lisbon ' front page engraving - a lovely scene with the sailing ship, a tender boat approaching and the buildings of Lisbon on the portside and hill above - info. a 80-gun ship of the line of the British Royal Navy captured from the French Navy 1798 as the Tonnant-class Franklin

A plan of how to find the Royal Agricultural Society's exhibition ground on the racecourse Northampton - the map shows Abington Street - Bridge St. - The Railway Station - St Katharines - St Giles St - Sheep Street - etc

' Great Sale of West India Pine Apples ' an engraving, people inspecting the piles of pineapples in the warehouse of Messrs Keeling and hunt of of Monument Yard and brought by sea by a Captain Hounsell of Trinity Yacht

' Presentation of the New Colours to The Second Queens Royal Regiment at Gosport '

' Holland House Kensington ' SleekburnC.

' The Old and New Colours of the Royal Regiment '

Art - The Westminster Hall Exhibition:

' Burial of Harold at Waltham Abbey - from a Painting by F. R. Pickersgill - Premium £500 '

' Alfred Inciting the Saxons to Prevent the Landing of the Danes - From a Painting by G. F. Watts - Premium etc '

University of Cambridge - Installation of the Chancellor:

' The Senate House - The Chancellor Prince Albert Presenting a Medal to the Writer of Reive the Prize Poem, Mister Henry Day (for his poem on Sir Thomas More) ' over half page engraving showing Queen Victoria and Prince Albert at the ceremony - others in the engraving also

' The Royal Procession in the Senate House ' the engraving shows the Prince Chancellor with Queen Victoria making their way in procession from the Senate House

The Performance of the Installation Ode '

' The Breakfast Beneath the Cloisters of Neville's Court ' a scene outside the court, a bank is playing under an open sided marquee, crowds milling round

' The Royal Party Passing Across the Lawn of Catherine hall to the Banquet Hall '

' The Horticultural Fete at Downing College - The Royal Pavilion ' engraving shows the Queen and Prince Albert with others approaching the marquee

' A Temporary Bridge Connecting Trinity And St John's '

' A Sketch in the Hall of the Master of Trinity's Residence During the Installation '

' Gibson's Statue of Queen Victoria in the Royal Academy Exhibition ' an engraving of the statue by John Gibson (1790–1866) a Welsh sculptor

' The New Cactus from Real Del Monte (cereus senilus - which means old man cactus) ' ladies looking at the cactus in the Royal Gardens at Kew

' The Extraordinary Mirage at Ramsgate '

' The New Crown Piece - Obverse and Reverse '


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:

Our African Blockade - The Slave Trade

News from Portugal - The Saldanha and his troops entering Lisbon

Foreign Intelligence includes:

France - Trial of eminent persons for corruption - General Cubieres and M. Parmentier - other subjects mention M. Teste - M. Barroche

Spain - with mention of The Eco del Comercio newspaper Miel- Bank of St Ferdinand shares - Senor de la Torrey Ayllon, Marquis Douro - Cardinal Brunelli - etc


Ireland with mention of The Earl of Clarendon - Funeral of Mr O'Connell - Dungarvan Election - Ennis Election - Frightful Murder at Limerick of James Fitzgerald, the Bailiff, at the Black Boy Pike - Committal of a Barrister for Shooting a Gamekeeper

Suicide by a person of 93 years of age, Johnn Morgan, a farmer of Eardisland in Herefordshire

House of Lords Monday : Bribery at elections

The house of commons : The Wellington Statue

Country News:

The Elections

The Murder at Chesterfield of George Collis

Fatal Accident on the Great Western Railway

Police Column: Confession of a murder of Mr Henry Williams by John Ramsay from Bagnigge Wells

Dangerous crowding of steam vessels ( The Gem at Gravesend )

Charge of Incendiarism at Worship Street on John Watling on the Premises of Mr De Sax of Montague Street, Spitalfields

Compensation for Railway Injuries

Lord Holland's park Kensington

The Weather

Court and Haut Ton - Royal Comings and Goings, and Fashionable Society

Small Announcement - Death of Wordsworths Daughter, Mrs Quillinan - approx 35 wds

The Booksellers Provident Retreat at Abbots Langley

Fatal Explosion at Faversham

Murder and suicide at Bermondsey - in the vicinity of Hickman's folly Dockhead - Matilda Griffin was slain by Henry Parker who then destroyed himself

Collision on the Brighton Railway

Railway accident Manchester & Bolton Line

Steamboat Collision near Northfleet between the Satellite and The Eclipse

Death in Bow Street

Perjury in the Dagenham murder case - Thomas Kimpton former constable also Isaac Hickton

John Knox's Bible Keenlyside ©

A wife convicted of attempting to poison her husband - Emma Elizabeth Hume of Chelmsford

The Royal Italian Opera - Donizetti 's Anna Bolena

The Lyceum - a one act piece by H R Addison , The Ninth Hour


Literature - The book of South Wales by Charles Frederick Cliffe

Obituary of Eminent Persons Recently Deceased:

Eric Lord Reay of Goldings Hertfordshire

Lady Caroline Capel Sister of the Marquis of Anglesey

The Markets

Monetary Transactions of the Week

London Gazewtte - War Offi9ce Appointmente - - - Bankrupts

Births Marriages and Deaths

Extraordinary Mirage at Ramsgate

Advertisements of the day and more.....SleekburnC. 1707


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 magazine founded by Herbert Ingram with the first edition appearing on 14 May 1842.

The four digit number in brackets in title is for my reference only.It measures 395 x 290 mm (15.5 x 11.25). 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. 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 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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Condition Used
Product Code 2720
Weight 0.3kg