1852 issue ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS (29) Death of Wellington RICHARD PHELPS Bell of St Pauls

Packaged Weight range 265g
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 auction is for six pages (twelve sides)

……………………. DATED 1852……………………

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:

Death of Arthur Wellesley The Duke of Wellington – Preparations for His Funeral etc:

' Bust of the Late Duke of Wellington in Minton's Parion '

' The Great Bell of St Pauls ' - info. made by Mr Richard Phelps (born Avebury Wilts) of the Whitechapel Bell Foundry, at the request of Sir Christopher Wren

' The Centre of the Crypt of St Paul's Cathedral '

' The Wellington Candelabrum Designed by Stothard and Manufactured by Messrs Green and Ward and Messrs Smith of Duke Street Lincoln's Inn Fields ' x2

' At horse Guards - The Duke of Wellingtons Private Room ' - sitting at his desk, a curious curtained fireplace to the side

' The Audience Room at Horse Guards – The Room Where the Commander Chief in Chief held His Levees ' engraving showing him receiving a young officer

' The Duke of Wellington – From a Portrait Painted by William Salter with a Border Engraved by Harvey '

' The Last Moments of the Duke of Wellington ' near full page by John Gilbert and engraved by Joseph L. Williams, with a blank reverse – others in the engraving of this informal scene are Lord and Lady Charles Wellesley – Dr M'Arthur – Mr Hulke the Apothecary and his Son – Mr Kendal the Valet – and His Butler

' The Funeral Procession of General Monk the Duke of Albemarle in 1670 ' full page engraving showing the members of the procession: Drums Fife etc - Trumpets – Bluemantle – The Standard – Esquires – Portcullis – the Guydon – Peers Sons – Rouge Croix – banners of Beauchamp – Officers of his Grace – Barons – Bishops – Earls – Sergeant Trumpet - York Herald – Great Banner – Chief Mourning horse – Spurs – Gauntlets – Helmet – Shield - Miel – Sword – Surcoat – The Body – Garter – Chief Mourner and Supporters

' Funeral Procession of Lord Nelson in 1806 ' full page engraving.


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 Duke of Wellington as a Diplomatist

Text with title missing but nonetheless interesting – two columns apprx 3000 wds

St Paul's Crypt and The Great Bell – with mention of Sir Christopher Wren – Lord John Manners the Chief Commissioner of Woods and Forests – Marquis of Slaisbury – Lord h. Lennox – The Very Rev. The Dean Dr Milman – Mister Phillips – Mister Phelps

Tomb of the Duke of Wellington – Letter to the Editor from Henry Perry of Henlade, near Taunton – info. from Ruishton Somerset

The Duke's Introduction to the Governor General of India (when he was a Lieutenant Colonel) – with mention of Governor General Sir John Shore later Lord Teignmouth

The Duke at the Horse Guards

Watch Presented by the King of Spain – with mention of a Gold Breguet Watch given Reive by King Ferdinand – small article apprx 100 wds

The Duke in his Private and Social Capacity – with mention of M. John Lemoinne o the Journal des Debats – Apsley House – Sir Robert Peel – Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports – Master of Trinity House – Lord Brougham – Lord Lyndhurst – Lord Lansdowne – Earl Grey – Lord Ellengborough – Queen Victoria – Walmer Castle – The Ship Hotel at Dover

Statues and Portraits of the Duke

Solemn Interment of George Monk the Duke of Albemarle – over full page

State Funeral of Lord Nelson – with mention of Captain Blackwood – Cadiz – TheVictory – The Painted Hall – 92nd Highlanders – Scotch Greys and Buffs – Grenwich Hospital – The Loyal London Volunteers – Duke of York – "Palman qui meruit ferat" – Chief Mourner Sir P. Parker Admiral of the Fleet SleekburnC. 1311Sleekb Keenlyside  


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 spine is loose with binding witness marks where once bound, some pages are loose. There is some age yellowing with some spotting/age marking. 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 TWO pages missing (incl. front page) 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.

Weight 0.3kg
Condition Used