1850 ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS Hounslow POwder Mill Explosion NATAL South AFrica Durban (7140)

Product code: 7140 (Wt. 300g)
Original Victorian Newspaper.



The Illustrated London News

Original Victorian Newspaper

Dated 1850


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 Golden Horn at Constantinople - front page engraving showing the harbour and ships; plus the pontoon bridge opened to allow two Turkish frigates through. The Golden horn Bridge is in the distance with the city beyond. There is a descriptive article of the scene on another page.

Bay and Settlement of Natal, Now Durban - near half page

Durban South Africa: The Bluff.

Zoolu Man - engraving of a Zulu. c.keenlyside

Sword of the Emperor Napoleon at Windsor Castle.

The New Lord Chief Justice of the Court of Queens Bench: Lord John Campbell.

Westminster: Church of the holy Trinity.

The Hounslow Powder Mills Explosion: Scene of Devastation.

Plan of the Grounds of Hounslow Powder Mills.

Brampford Speke, Devon - engraving of the countryside around with the church in the distance. Info. The Gorham Case.

Bronze Alto Relief of the Battle of the Nile by Mr Woodington for the Nelson Monument, Trafalgar Square.

HM Frigate Nankin the 50 Gun Frigate in The Royal Dockyard at Woolwich.

Fine Art: Astronomy from a Painting by J. Sant.

Art: Lance Reproving His Dog Painting by Late Sir A. W. Calcott Completed by J. W. Calcott Horsley.

Opera: Scene from the Opera of Medea at Her Majestys Theatre - near half page (hp) engraving.

Ballet: the Masquerade Scene from Les Matamorphoses - hp.

MP for Honiton Mister John Locke. reive sleekburnc.

Chess Problem by Herr Ries of Stuttgart.

Small engraved sketches for Compisite Columns and Vagrant Conundrums x6.


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 Lord Lieutenancy of Ireland.

The Golden Horn Constantinople - info. Istanbul.

Naval and Military Intelligence:

Experiments in the Marshes at Woolwich with mention of Maj. Gen. Parker of RM Academy.

Unfounded Rumour of Sir John Franklin Having Passed Behrings Straits.

Foreign and Colonial News:


Italian States.


German States.

Denmark and Schleswig-Holstein.

The English and Prussian Post Offices.

Imperial parliament - House of Lords and Commons:

Supply and Army Estimates.

Navy Estimates.

Agricultural Distress with mention f Lord Redesdale, Marquis of Lansdowne, Earl of Malmesbury, etc.

Financial Reform with mention of various: Henry Drummond - Sir Robert Peel - Miel -Mr Newdegate - Lord J. Manners -etc.

Newspaper Stamps, Duty.

County Rates.

Public Libraries.

Convict Prisons.

Churchyards of the Metropolis.

Blockade of Athens.

The Ten House Bill; Relay System in Factories.

Country News:

Sailors Home at Portsmouth.

Accident at a Naphtha Manufactory.

Cockfighters (small).

Emigration to Natal (South Africa).

The Illustrated London News Editorial.

Court and Haut Ton - Royal Comings and Goings: Buckingham Palace - Queens Court - Political and Fashionable Reunions.

The Great Exbition of 1851 (preparations).

House of Lords and Commons (postscript): Affairs of Greece - The Budget.

Explosion of Powder Mills near Hounslow: Inquest - etc.

Accident to the Equipage of The Duchess of Cambridge (carriage accident) - ref. to Augusta.

The Gorham Case

Railway Intelligence.

Metropolitan News:

Society for Promoting the Amendment of the Law.

Metropolitan Parochial Water Supply Asociation.

Waterloo Model Fund.

City Court of Sewers.

Metropolitan Commission of Sewers.]

Victoria Dock Co.

Royal Literary Fund.

Cheesemongers Benevolent Institution.

Grand Ball and Supper at Mansion House.

Effect of Poverty on the Mortality of Cholera.

Births and Deaths: numbers of deaths from various causes ie cholera, measles, diarrhoea, asthma, hooping cough, phthisis, etc.

Obituary of Eminent Persons Recently Deceased:

Sir James Gibson Craig of Riccarton and Ingleston, Midlothian.

Major Gen. The Hon. Sir Hercules Rowley Pakenham who died at his seat Longford Lodge, Antrim.

Thomas Hallifax of Chadacre Hall, Suffolk. c.keenlyside.

Major General A. D. Faunce.

The Hon. Richard Bayle Bernard, Dean of Leighlin who died of fever.

Mrs Wallack widow of Mr William Wallack, and Mother of James Wallack of the Haymarket Theatre etc.

The Theatres.

Monetary Transactions of the Week From Our City Correspondent.

The Markets - prices of Corn - Wheat - Oats - bread - Tea - Sugar - Coffee - Potatoes - Coal - Tallow - etc.

london Gazette - Bankrupts - Whitehall, War Office etc Appointments - Births Marriages and Deaths. sleekburnc.1603


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

The four digit number in brackets in title is for my reference only.

Eight 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 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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Product Code 7140 (Wt. 300g)
Weight 0.3kg