Product code: 3540 (Wt. 300g)



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 front page is missing.

Horse Racing: Landgrave Winner of the Cambridgeshire Stakes at Newmarket - the engraving shows the horse being led in by (probably) its owner Mr Gratwicke with the jockey Chapple up.

Glen Tilt near The Marble Lodge in Scotland - a lovely engraving showing a cottage in the distance (this picture is shown in the SCAN).

The Grand Banquet at York.

The Royal Table and Mayoralty Insignia. sleekburnc.

Ancient Cap of Maintenance.

The Hundred Guinea Dish - various types of food laid out in an extravagant design.

The Banquet in the Guildhall at York - near full age engraving showing the tables laid out with guests sitting down for their meal - many attendants milling around.

The Late Duke of Palmella of Portugal - info. Dom Pedro de Sousa Holstein Duque de Palmela.

Scene from "Serve Him Right" at the Lyceum Theatre.



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:


National Sports.

Court and Haut Ton - Royal Comings and Goings.

Illustrated London News Editorial

To Correspondents - replies to questions from readers.

Metropolitan News includes The Asylum for Idiots - - - New Zealand Company and the nelson Absentee Proprietors - - - London City Mission - - - Metropolitan Sewers and Water Supply Association Mr Freebody Presided - - - Metropolitan Commissions of Sewers - - - Female Emigratrion Fund.

Burglary and Attempt to Murder at the House of Mr George Seaton landlord of the Dublin Castle in Park Street Camden Town.

Frightful Accident and Loss of Life - at Griffins Whart in Tooley St. London.

Births and Deaths - numbers of deaths in the londondistrict from various illnesses etc: whooping cough, diarrhoea, dysentery, typhus etc.

Small items of interest including: Funds for the widow of the Late Lt. Waghorn - The Late Mr George Stephenson - The Turkish Squadron at Spithead - A Goldometer. sleekburnc.

The York Banquet with mention of Lord Mayor Mr Seymour - M. Soyer - Rev. C. Marshall - Miss Stone - Mister ex-Sheriff Nicoll - Prince Albert - Marquis of Abercorn - Hon. C. Grey - Colonel F. H. G. Seymore - Mr J. E. Dolby - plus a comprehensive list of the guests who attended the banquet.

Reefing Topsails from the Deck.

Hymn by Charles Mackay.

Music: Grand National Concerts - Music in Brighton - Musical Events with mention of Mr Salaman, Mr Blagrov, Mr Carte, Mlle Parodi, John Parry, M. Miel, Madame Frezzolini, Mr C. Horsley, Mr John Cohan, Catherine Hayes, Mr Borrani, Mlle Nau, etc - Great European Organs.

The Theatres with mention of: Mr Selby - Mr hudson - Mr Macready - Mr Davenport - Mrs Warner = Mrs Leigh Murray - Mr Mark Lemon - Miss Woolgar - Miss Glyn - Mr Marston - Dr Bach-hoffner - Mr Pepper T. Reive - George Barker - etc.

Improvement of London Bridge - - - Public Baths and Wash Houses for Labouring Classes - - - Foreign Grapes - - - Frightful Accident and Loss of Life at Griffins Wharf in Tooley Street London.

Death of the Duke of Palmella.

The Late Jewel Robbery in The Strand from the shop of Messrs Williams and Clapham 13 - 14 The Strand.

Recent Burglary at The Regents Park, at the premises of James Holford Esq, Holford House, Regents Park.

Various Adverts of the day. sleekburnc. 0211


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.

Five pages (10 sides). It measures 395 x 290 mm (15.5 x 11.25inches). The front page is missing. The spine is loose with binding witness marks where once bound, there is age yellowing to the pages. The pages are loose, and have minor cuts tears and blemishes due to their great. The top of one of the pages has a strange edge to it (see scan); this does not affect articles or engravings. The engravings vary in size. It bears the original newspaper stamp to one of the pages. 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 are three pages 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.

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 3540 (Wt. 300g)
Weight 0.3kg