The newspaper was founded by Herbert Ingram. The first edition appeared on 14 May 1842 and was the first of its kind to feature engraved images illustrating news articles of the day.
This is an original USED newspaper, not a scan and not a later re-print. If there is a particular date you require eg. for a birthday or anniversary etc. please ask.
This issue is for four pages (eight sides)
' The Kaffir War - cape Mounted Rifles Attacking Kaffirs '
' Cape Corps Hottentots '
' Ascent of the Bush Path '
' Fingoe Cavalry ' Keenlyside
' Alpacas in the Knowsley Menagerie ' - inthe grounds of Knowsley hall near Liverpool
' S. A. Nichol's Newminster the winner of the Great St Leger Stakes at Doncaster '
' Lieutenant Colonel Reid- Governor of Malta and Chairman of the Great Exhibition '
' A Squall in the Straits of Magellan - HM Ship Meander ' Keenlyside
' Diagram Showing the Whirl of a Hurricane of Either Side of the Equator ' small showing "squiggles"
' Chess Problem '
' Amelia Bloomer - The Originator of the new Dress ' an engraving from a daguerreotype by T. W. Brown
' Madame Celeste's Farewell Appearance in the "Queen's Secret" ..'
' Paris Fashions ' three dresses and jackets
' Remains of Dilston Hall Northumberland ' small engraving
Kaffir War in South Africa
Illustrated London News Editorial
Church, Universities etc
Court and Haut Ton - Royal Court at Balmoral - with mention of Queen Victoria - Prince Albert - Sir Edwin Landseer - Right hon. Fox Maule - Crathie - Rev. Dr W. Muir - LAdy Frances Bruce - Hon. Beatrice Byng
The Submarine Telegraph - with mention of the ship Blazer - MN. Foy - Professor Jacobi - Sir James Carmichael - Mr Jacob Brett - nBrunston Hutcheson - etc
Metropolitan News includes: SleekburnC.
The Printers Athenaeum at the Anderton's Hotel, Fleet Street
Property Rated to the Poor in the Metropolis
City of London Hospital for Diseases o the Chest
Shoreditch New Almshouses with mention of Sir John Musgrove etc
Lambeth Old Church - with mentionm of Rev. C. B.Dalton - Mr Beufoy distiller of Vauxhall
Uncoloured Green Tea by the East India Company at Commercial Sale Rooms, Mincing Lane
Evening Classes for Young Men Public Meeting at National School Room, Adelaide Place, St Marrtins in the Fields
The Canterbury Settlement Colonist Meeting at Canterbury Association, Adelphi Terrace
TheLate Gold Discoveries in Australia - Meeting at the George and Vulture Tavern
AN Aged Sight Seer Mary Callinack who travelled from Penzance on foot carrying a basket on her head
Christs Hospital Commemoration
Large Arrivals of Foreign Fruit on the Sir Edward Joliffe and Sir Joseph Banks
The Iron RailingBRound St Paul's Cathedral
' Early Closing Association Meeting at Exeter Hall
Extensive Seizure of Soap by the Excise at Whitechapel - with mention of Mr David Scott of the Inland Revenue - Mr J. Bridges INspector of THames Police
The British Museum - Portions of the Remains fro mthe Ruins of nineveh
Fires - at 30 Henrietta Street, Covent Garden, Mr L. Doxat - - - 50 Chichester Place Kings Cross - - - 19 Wych Street, Strand, Mr Beresford - M. Miel
Extraordinary Fire at 18 Mount Street Westminster Rd
Births And Deaths - numbers of deaths from various diseases, etc incl. Cholera, hooping cough (Whooping ), Diarrhoea, Smallpox, Scarlatina, drowning, deaths in lunatic asylums - In Workhouses and prisons
The Sale of the Menagerie and Aviary at Knowsley (nr Liverpool) with mention of Mister Thompson the Head Keeper - info. after the death of President of the Zoological Society, Edward Smith-Stanley, Earl of Derby
The Law of Storms - ships etc with mention of East India Company - Colonel Reid - Mr Redfield of New York - Reive - HM Ship MEander in a Williwaw off MAgellan - etc
Chess Tournament Sleekburnc.
Lieutenant Colonel William Reid
The Great Exhibition
Self Acting Spring Pressure Spectacles
Loss of the Pacha Steamer
The Brussels Septemkber Fetes
The Ruins of Dilston Hall in Northumberland - incomplete article. SleekburnC. 2709
The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only.
It measures 365 x 260 mm (14.25 x 10.25 “). The front and back pages are missing. The spine is loose with binding witness marks and the pages are loose. There is some age yellowing with some spotting. Some pages may have minor cuts tears and blemishes due to their great age. The engravings vary in size. There are no outer advertising pages/cover unless otherwise stated. The images are in black and white unless otherwise stated. This item will be packaged in a tube.
Quotation or speech marks in the text signifies 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.
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 four pages missing so if you are looking for something in particular in these pages PLEASE ASK. The process of the page numbering in The Illustrated London News issues are applied in a yearly sequence and therefore do not start at number 1.