1850 ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS Darjeeling METEOR Stag Hunt Camden Town (3140)

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The Illustrated London News

Original Victorian Newspaper

Dated 1850


This first part of the description features a list of engravings; from sketches, drawings etc. (some with descriptive articles but not always). They include:

Stag Hunt in the New Road, Camden Town - the hounds chasing a stag or red deer through the streets heading in the direction of Somers Town.

The Floating Railway Ferry Leviathan Across the Forth Between Granton and Burntisland - near half page (hp) with article showing the railway ferry lying along the east side of Granton Pier with the landing slip and apparatus drawing off a train. On corner of this page (not affecting the image) it is stamped with the original one penny red tax reveune stamp imprint which also allowed it to be posted (with limits) at this time.

Colours of the 31st Regiment in Canterbury Cathedral Placed at the Monument to Officers on the Fourth Anniversary of the Battle of Sobraon.

Dunwich, Suffolk: Ruins of the Convent of Franciscan Friars - small engraving with article.

The New Hall of the Literary, Scientific and Mechanics Institie at Reading: The County Hunt Ball - hp engraving showing fashionable ladies and gentlemen.

Manchester: Fighting the Fire in All Saints Church, Grosvenor Square.

Wreck of The West Indiaman Ship Sarah in Princes Channel.

View of Darjeeling, India - a wonderful hp engraving showing the village or town in the Lesser Himalaya, with Kangchenjunga mountain in the distance. The article describes the various buildings in the engraving; the new Protestant church; House of Colonel Lloyd; Wilsons Family Hotel Sappers and Miners Barracks; Missionary Chapel; two natives carrying baskets of fowls.

The Hour Glass from a Painting by H. Le Jeune - two children watching the sand passing through the glass.

The Rivals from a Painting by J. Sant - a little lady and her dog in her sledge on the ice; two rival suitors pushing the sledge.

Long Acre London: Opening of St Martin's Hall - hp engraving showing the audience watching a musical concert. The article mentions Mr Hullah - Miss Birch - Mrs Noble - Messrs Benson and Whitworch - M. Miel - Miss Dolby - Dr Cortch - Mr W. H .Seguin - Miss Rainforth - Henry Leslie - Mr Sims Reeves - Miss Lucombe - etc.

Bust of Mister Hullah by Mr Bacon the Sculptor - info. John Pyke Hullah.

Scene from the Play of Fiesco at Drury Lane Theatre.

Windsor Castle: Theatrical Performances in the Green Room - nr hp. The article mentions Queen Victoria, Prince Albert and various guests. There is also a list of the performances and various actors etc.

Engraving to accompany a story by the Brothers Mayhew.

The Meteor Seen Near Hampstead. c.keenlyside.

The Meteor as Seen from the Fulham Road.

Mr James Colman Aged 100 of 58 Castle Street, Leicester Square.

Ruins of the Recent Fire at Ashwell near Royston - ruins of workers cottages, farm, trees, chapel etc.


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

Taxes on Literature, Education and Religion.

Foreign and Colonial News: France - Austria - Turkey - Greece - Switzerland - United States America.

Important Discovery by Mr Smith of Deanston in Gloucestershire - approx. 200wds.

Persons Drowned off Sunderland Pier incl. Coulson Douglas, Robert Chisholm and Robert Reay - approx. 70wds.

Imperial Parliament - House of Lords and Commons: Piracy - Merchant Marine Service and Seamens Fund - Franchise in Ireland - Convicts at Cape of Good Hope - The Colonies - Reive - Exclusion of Raman Catholics from Juries - Roads and Highways Bill - etc.

Railway Intelligence. sleekburnc.

Church Universites etc: London CUnion on Church Matters - Oxford Cambridge - etc.

Nooks and Corners of Old England.

Illustrated London News Editorial.

Court and Haut Ton - Royal comings and goings with mention of Queen Victoria - Prince Albert - Duke of Wellington - Hon. Eleanor Stanley - hon. Elizabeth Lennox - Sir Robert and Lady Peel - etc.

Law Intelligence - Court of the Exchequer - The National Land Scheme and O'Copnnor MP v. Bradshaw.

Postscripts: House of Lords and Abuses on Board Emigrant Ships - Distressed Poor Law Unions (Ireland) - etc.

Latest Foreign news: France - Portugal etc.

Metropolitan News:

Public Dispensary, Bishops Court, Lincolns Inn.

London Orphan Asylum.

Ammendment of The Law.

royal London Opthalmic Hospital.

Parochial Expenditure, St Giles in th efields, and St Georges Bloomsbury.

Metropolitan Water Supply.

Distressed Needlewomen; Prison Labour.

Wreck of the Palmyra and Importation of the Cargo.

Births and Deaths.

Poisonous Confectionary.

Naval and Military Intelligence

The Theatres.

Country News


National Sports

The London Gazette: Bankrupts - War Office Appointments - Births Marriages Deaths.

Splendid Meteor Seen on Monday Night - communications from Robert Longbottom of Royal Polytechnic Institution - James Glaisher of Royal Observatory Greenwich - ConstJohn Herric of Leamington - G. Bowles Jn. 2 Bedford Pl, Hamstead Rd. sleekburnc.1602



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

8 pages (16 sides). 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 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. The four digit number in brackets in title is for my reference only. 

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Product Code 3140 (Wt. 300g)
Weight 0.3kg