Product code: 3160 (Wt. range 0.31kg)



The Illustrated London News

Original Victorian Newspaper

Dated 1853


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:

See scans for condition.

General Pierce The New President of the United States of America - info. Franklin Pierce.

Albert's lyrebird: The Menura Alberti from richmond River, Australia.

Nest of the Alberts Lyrebird. c.keenlyside.

Winter in California: Miners in the Goldfields.

The Johnstone Grand Industrial Exhibition, Renfrewshire: The Upper Hall.

The Late M. Orfila the Eminent Physician Who Died in Paris.

Bronze Statue of the Late Marquis of Buty by J. Evan Thomas - affected by the damage; see scan.

St Patricks Day - nr half page (hp) from a drawing by George Thomas - info. shows a fiddler; a mob of children (or are they meant to be leprechauns) beating each other up!

St Patricks Day and Drowning the Shamrock - from a drawing by E. Fitzpatrick.

The War in Burma: Prome from the Heights - over hp landscape engraving.

St Georges Church Doncaster Destroyed by Fire - nr hp showing the church before the fire.


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:

Th eInauguration Address of The New American President.

Washington During the Inauguration - From Our Own Correspondent.

Nest of the Menura ALberti - with mention of Mr James Wilcox of Sydney - Mr Gould - Mr Wilcox.

Grand Industrial Exhibition at Johnstone.

Death of M. Orfila the Physician - info. Mathieu Orfila

Illustrated News Editorial.

The Court - royal comings and goings with mention of Queen Victoria - Albert Prince Consort - etc.

Naval and Military Intelligence.

Imperial Parliament: House of Lords and Commons.

National Sports.

St Patricks Day; Drowning the Shamrock.

Metropolitan News includes: Meteorological Observations from James Glaisher at Lewisham - Metropolitan Drainage - etc.

Stamped and Unstamped Newspaper: Letter to the editor from C. Dobson Collett; plus a summary of the case at Bows Street brought against Mister Trulove a vendor of Potteries Free Press.

The Haymarket Theatre and Mr Websters Farewell Address.

Provincial Intelligence: Australian Vessels from the Mersey - Colliery Explosion at Risca Vale Newport - Accident on the Bolton Railway - Reive - Explosion at the Brighton Railway - Roasting by Gas - etc

Music: New Philharmonic Society - etc. c.keenlyside

Monetary Transactions of The Week From Our City Correspondent.

The Markets - prices of food, coal, wheat, grains, miel, meat, linseed, tallow, coffee, bread, tea, etc.

The London Gazette: Bankrupts - War Office Appointments - Births Marriages Deaths.

The Burmese War. sleekburnc. 1903


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

The four digit number in brackets in title is for my reference only.

8 pages (16 sides). It measures 395 x 290 mm (15.5 x 11.25). There is damage to the bottom edge of border throughout the paper (see scans). The spine is loose with binding witness marks where once bound, there is age yellowing to the pages. 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. 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 no pages missing, but 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 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 3160 (Wt. range 0.31kg)
Weight 0.31kg