1848 ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS Texas Ranger Walker HAVANA Valparaiso (8920)

Product code: 8920 (Wt. 300g)
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The Illustrated London News

Original Victorian Newspaper

Dated 1848


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 Xanthian Room At the British Museum - front page.

Funeral of Mdm Adelaide - near half page. Info. Princess Louise Marie Adelaide Eugenie d'Orleans

General Lamoriciere.

Monument to Captain John Moore Napier.

Her Majesty Steam Frigate Avenger, Lost on Sorelli Rocks - half page.

The Fratelli Rocks, on the North Coast of Africa.

North Coast of Africa between Tunis and Bona.

Page devoted to the confirmation of Dr Hampden the new Bishop of Hereford - 2 portraits in a near half page illustration, entitled: The Right Rev Dr Hampden - Very Rev Dr Mereweather, Dean of Hereford - plus a half page illustration entitled The Confirmation in Bow Church.

Miss Poole in Daughter of the Regiment at The Surrey Theatre.

Sole Fishing: Margate Smacks Trawling In the Silver Slip, off Flamborough head - near half page engraving from a drawing by Edward Duncan.

12th Day Custom at Havana, Cuba - near half page

Valparaiso, Chile.

The Late Captain Walker, Captain of the Texan Rangers.

12th Night Entertainments at the Hanwell Lunatic Asylum.

Mrs Mowatt, of the Princess's Theatre.

Miran as Pierrotto in "Linda of Chamouni" at Drury Lane Theatre.

Martello Towers On the Kentish Coast.

Small drawing showing eight forms the meteoric light assumed, and is entitled Meteor.

The Cross House, Southampton.

Chess problem by Messrs Kling and Mc G-Y.


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:

Austria and Italy (leagued together for ages in an alliance of tyranny, Austria and Rome seem to have separated their policies).

Xanthian Room, British Museum.

Police (a paragraph on each of the following) - Guildhall: a woman named Elizabeth White charged with assaulting Ald Sidney - Wandsworth: Joseph Francom charged reive with being drunk in charge of a locomotive, the article names the Foreman - Joseph Tomlinson, Inspector Creed, and Magistrate or Judge Mr Paynter.

The Funeral of Madame Adelaide.

General De Lamoriciere.

Monument captain John Moore Napier (to be placed in Chester Cathedral).

The Loss of the Avenger.

Confirmation of Dr Hampden the new Bishop of Hereford (a good long article).

Miss Poole.

The Day of Kings in Havana - describes a carnival celebration and dancing ......It is impossible to conceive a scene more truly startling than this one day of noisy liberty given to these Negroes. They dress themselves in their national, and every kind of fantastic costume .......

Sole Fishing

Obituary of Eminent Persons Recently Deceased, mentioning: - rear Adml Sir Thomas Ussher - Mr Henry Lonsdale Elmes of Spanish town Jamaica.

The French Frigate Psyche - a new shell. c.keenlyside.

The Princess - A Medley by Alfred Tennyson. Long poem with seven verses and explanation.

Mr Layard's Assyrian Discoveries.

Accidents and Offences, with a paragraph on each of the following: - extensive robbery of gold from the great Western railway company - attempt to destroy a passenger train, mentioning William Scott, the Taff Vale Railway - accident to the Earl of Powis - railway accident, mentioning Mr Halliwell at Preston Brook.

12th Day in Havana.


The Late Samuel Hamilton Walker, Captain of the Texas Rangers, USA.

12th Night at the Hanwell Asylum.

Mrs Mowatt. sleekburnc.

Drury Lane.

The Markets by Robert Herbert.

The Bath Amateurs.

Coast Defences - Martello Towers.

Meteor Seen at Benares.

Nooks and Corners of Old England - The Cross House Southampton. sleekburnc. 1501



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 (16 sides). It measures 395 x 290 mm (15.5 x 11.25). The front and back pages are detached. 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.

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 8920 (Wt. 300g)
Weight 0.3kg