8 pages (16 sides): A weekly issue of:
The Illustrated London News
DATED 1853.This first part of the description features a list of images i.e. prints from engravings, sketches, drawings etc (these sometimes have descriptive articles but not always). They include:
Departure of "The Lizzie Webber" the First Emigrant Ship From Sunderland to Australia ' front page - the engraving shows the ship passing the lighthouse as it leaves the harbour, crowds of people on the shore and at the top of a lighthouse, a paddle steamer pilot boat guiding the ship out, with smaller rowing boats escorting the sailing ship.
The Garden Fete at Holland House - a night time view in the gardens.
Watcombe near Torquay: A Musical Fete - groups of people in a hollow style natural rocky amphitheatre watching the the Torquay Choral Society.
At The Scottish Fete in Holland Park - Mr Harrison's Miel Indian Club Exercise.
Elegant Group Plate Presented to Captain Cracroft Commander of the War Steamer Reynard - engraving of the ornamental plate.
The "Wave Queen" Steamer Which Was Built by Messrs Robinson, Russell and Co at Millwall.
Abberley, Worcestershire - THe New Church of St Mary.
The Hong Kong Cup Presented to Charles St George Cleverly ESQ - engraving of the cup only.
Remains of the Crystal Palace in Hyde Park - half page engraving.
The New Crystal Palace, Sydenham - the Placing of the First Pillar - over half page engraving.
Chess Problem by Signor Gamurrini of Perouse.
Moor Park near Watford the Residence of Lord Robert Grosvenor: Fete to the Church of England Scripture Readers Association - view of the house and gardens.
The Sheerness Dockyard Brigade Manoeuvres: the Brigade Attacking Queenborough.
The Nave of Icklesham Church in Sussex After Restoration.
The Large Tortoise at the Surrey Zoological Garde; Named Pyxis arachnoides by Mister Bell - engraving showing a little girl riding on the back of the tortoise which was upwards of 200 years old at the time
The City Steamboat Company's Vessels - a line of paddle steamerson the Thames between Chelsea and The City.
St Mark's hospital, City Road: The First Stone Laid on Thursday Last.
The Late Alfred, Count D'Orsay.
The Late Tony Johannot the Artist.
Statuette of his Grace the Duke of Wellington - by Count D'Orsay.
Canada: Commencement of the St. Andrew's and Quebec Railway - tear to bottom of engraving.
Also articles (no engravings unless listed above) - 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 British North American Fisheries, and the Dispute with the United States
Dutch Emigrant Farmers at the Cape of Good Hope
Foreign and Colonial News includes:
France - with mention of "The Moniteur" (newspaper) -Louis Napoleon Bonaparte - M. De Persigny - M. Guizot - M. Rieve - M. Scribe - M. Berryer the Orator
United States - with mention of Mr Webster Sec. of State - Steam Frigate Mississippi - Commodore Perry - The New york Herald - etc
Cape of Good Hope - with mention of Colonel Fordyce - Colonel Buller - Hottentots - Manleys Flat - Kaffirs - Grahams Town - General Cathcart - Colonel Buller - Captain Moodie RE - Major General York - Major Hogge - Andries Botha - etc
Australia - with mention of The Stebonheath (ship) - Convicts from Van Diemens Land
Obituary of Eminent Persons Recently Deceased includes:
William Lrod Kensington died at Kensington
Lieutenant General Sir Thomas Charles F. Downman RA died Suddenly at Woolwich
The Hon. Richard Watson MP of Rockingham Castle, County Northampton
Thomas Colpitts Granger Esq MP former MP for Durham who died at York - info. also known as Grainger (rightly or wrongly) in some historical documents
Mr Hewitt Bridgman Former MP for Ennis, Ireland, IOll in Kings College Hospital - apprx 90 words
Metropolitan News includes:
Royal Botanic Society of London Meeting , Mr Cancellor Presided - apprx 170 words
Institution of Civil Engineers Meeting with a list of awards incl Captain Mark Huish - Colonel Samuel Colt USA - Frederick Richard Window - Charles Coles Adley - Pierre Hippolyte Boutigny (d'Evreux_ - George Frederick White - George Donaldson - William Bridges Adams - approx approx 320 words
National Provident Institution Annual Report - approx 160 words
Butchers Charitable Asylum - apprx 40 words
Society for the Protection of Young Females Meeting at The Asyloum Topttenham - approx 80 words
St Pancras Parochial and Southampton Trust Dinner - approx 80 words with mention of Mr W. Billett - Lord Dudley Stuart - etc
Late Fire at Montreal - approx 240 words
Seizure of an Extensive Illicit Distillery at 19 Green Street, Lamb's Conduit Street - approx 100 words
The LAte Disaster to the "Duchess of Kent" Steamer - Inquest at Town Hall, Gravesend on the Body of Mr John Sard - approx 180 words
Carey Street Dispensary - approx 70 words
Births and Deaths
Church, Universities etc - Election of Proctors to Convocation -with mention of Dr Phillimore - Rev Dr Warneford - Archdeaconry of Cleveland - Archdeaconry of Lindisfarne - etc. Plus Appointments and Preferments, Testimonals etc
Extensive Robbery of Gold on Board Ship, reported in The Melbourne Argus newspaperon board The Barque Nelsonat Williams Town with mention of Captain Wright - Captain Sturt - etc - approx 480 words
Illustrated London News Editorial
The Court and Haut Ton - Royal Comings and Goings in High Society -with mention of Queen Victoria - Prince Albert - Lord Adolphus Fitzclarence - The Duchess of Kent - Right Hon. Lord Carberry - Miss Shouldham
Proclamation of Outlawry - apprx 80 words with mention of Mr Hemp - etc
The Gales - approx170 Words
Release of Abd-el-Kaders Brothers - approx 120 words
The Portuguese Tariff - approx 80 words
Law and Police Intelligence includes:
The King of the Belgians v. Pwerren -approx 90 wds
Easthope v. Easthope, a Disputed Will, the applicant Miss Elizabeth Easthope - approx 230 words
Action for Libel, Mr William Scouller and Mr Robert Gunn of Glasgow - approx 90 words
Emigrants and Emigration Agents - Mr Thomas Woolley of Cullum St. Lime Street, Ship Agent - approx 300 words
Extensive Robbery at Messrs Gowa and Beavers Merchants of 12 Mark Lane, City - approx 100 words
The Old Crystal Palace Music with mention of Mr Lumley - Signori Lablache - Herren Hennen - Mr henry Hugh Person - Madame Fiorentini - Madame Thillon - etc
Australian Gold Fields
Antiquarian Researches at Athens
A Blessing on the Flowers - by Mrs T. K. Hervey - song or poem
Naval and Military Intelligence includes:
Arrival of the Missing Steamer "Harpy", Lieutenant Commander Thomas A. Williams
Bottomless Life Boat made by Mr Holbrook
Rifle Muskets Raising the Militia
The Temperature of the Bottom of the Sea Below the Gulf Stream, Lieut. John Rodgers - approx40 words
The Fire Queen Steam Yacht, Lieut. Mason
Country News includes:
Northumberland Agricultural Society
The Factory Law
Four Men Struck with Lightning at Stoke lyne - approx 50 words
Destruction of a Mill at Keighley - small
Fatal Thunder Storm at Manchester
Heroic Conduct of a Convict, at Woolwich Dockyard on board the Widgeon Steam Vessel, Benjamin Thompson - approx 220 words
The Late Accident on the London and North Western Railway near Coventry, INquest on William Floyd - approx 70 words
Stockport Riots - approx 100 words
Extraordinary Burglary near Didsbury, Mr Gerrard
Escape of the Convict William Sparrow for the Frome Murders - approx 130 words
Monetary Transactions for the Week - From Our City Correspondent
The Commencement of the St Andrews and Quebec Railway
Obituary of Count D'Orsay
Death of Tony Johannot .SleekburnC.
The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only. The Illustrated London News was a magazine founded by Herbert Ingram, with the first edition of the Illustrated London News appearing on 14 May 1842.
It measures 365 x 260 mm (14.25 x 10.25 “).The spine is loose with binding witness marks where once bound, some pages are loose. There is age yellowing and spotting. The back page is worn, with tears on the border next to spine, the top corner next to spine is missing but not affecting engravings or articles.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.
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.
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