Product code: 2540 (Wt. 240G)
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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:


Murders of The Two Princes in The Tower (Die Sorne Eduards IV) painted by Hildenbrandt - (front page).

Inauguration of The Statue of Queen Isabella II At Madrid.

Louisburg Harbour, Cape Breton.

Funeral of the Queen of The Belgians: The Procession - - The Internment in the Church at Laeken - x2engravings.

Nimrod Sculptures Just Received at The British Museum: Human Headed and Eagle Winged Bull - Human Headed and Winged Lion - x2engr. Info. Assyrian.

School Fete at Codrington College at Barbados.

National Concert at Her Majestys Theatre.

New Cattle Market, Reading. sleekburnc.

Mayoralty Chain for the Corporation of Carlisle.

St Marys Church, West Brompton, Consecrated on Tuesday.

Missing page.

Prize Rabbits at The Rochester and Chatham Show.

Colossal Prize Bride Cake Exhibited at The Albany State Fair - wedding cake.

Colonel Von Der Tann, Chief of Miel The Staff of General Willisen.



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:


Right of Way in The Wilderness.

Foreign and Colonial News.

Final Opening of The Britannia Bridge, Anglesey.

Louisburg Harbour Cape Breton Nova Scotia in Canada.

The Late Robbery in The Strand at the firm of Messrs Williams and Clapham, Jewellers by a Charles Kelly.

Country News: Extensive Robbery of Plate at Mr Travell Pawnbroker of Long Row Nottingham - - Capture of a Burglar at Northampton at the house of Miss Dumbleton - - Daring Robbery at Stafford at the house of Mr Woolley the Confectioner and Baker - etc.

Chess Congress of 1851. c.keenlyside

Operation of the Anti Fugitive Slave Bill in the United States with details eg:.....At Harrodsburg, Kentuckey, tow negroes have been shot while attempting an escape, and ithe following has reached us by the "Western Magnetic Telegraph, fro Bedfore, Pensylvania ..... - approx 300words.

Latest from Sir John Ross - Extraordinary Flight of Carrier Pigeons - approx 250words.

A New Fire Alarum (Alarm).


Music: Choral Harmonists - Musical Events - Camberwell Institute - Reive - Grand European Organs.

Destruction of Factory and Loss of Life at Messrs Allen, Houghton and Brothers, Spinners and Maufacturers, of Warrington - approx 420wds.sleekburnc. 2610


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.

7 pages (14 sides). It measures 395 x 290 mm (15.5 x 11.25inches). The spine has been reinforced/repaired at some time. 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 is one page missing, so 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. This is an original but USED antique newspaper not a scan and not a later re-print.

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.

IMPORTANT: If the newspaper is over 250g and you choose International Economy postage from the UK, Royal Mail AIM to deliver within two weeks to Western Europe, four weeks to Eastern Europe, and eight weeks outside Europe and ROW; please be aware these times are NOT guaranteed and are approx.

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Weight 0.21kg
Product Code 2540 (Wt. 240G)
Condition Used