1854 ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS The Battle of Citate HONG KONG Coldstream Grenadier Guards (9660)

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Original Victorian Antique Newspaper THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS Dated 1854 The Crimean War HONG KONG  The Reform Bill KORAN IN TURKEY Hemmings Clifthouse Manufactory Bristol. Plus much more; see main description for detailed content and condition.

Victorian Newspaper CRIMEA WAR Hong Kong REFORM BILL Hemmings Clifthouse Works Bristol SS HIMALAYA STEAMSHIP 


The Illustrated London News

Original Victorian Newspaper

Dated 1854

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:

A Turkish School for Teaching the Koran; A Turkish Inn - x2 front-page engravings.

Departure of the Russian Ambassador M Kisseleff, from Paris - near half page.

The Russian Ambassador, Baron Brunnow, Leaving Chesham House - near half page.

View of the Himalaya Steamship From the Quarterdeck - near half page.

Clift House Iron Building Works, near Bristol.

The Battle of Citate - full page.

The Coldstream Guards Leaving St Georges Barracks - near half page.

The Grenadier Guards Leaving the Tower - near half page.

Eskimaux (Eskimos) Recently Arrived in London - near half page (apparently drawn by either T Gilks or G Tilks).

The Menai Steamer Drifting Ashore at Calais - near half page. sleekburnc.

Interior of the New Catholic and Apostolic Church Gordon Square - large half page.

The Metropolitan Convalescent Hospital Walton on Thames.

Sir John Bowring Gov of Hong Kong (there is a tear to this page which cuts into this image it is repairable on the reverse should the text there not be required).

Hong Kong from The Harbour - large half page panoramic view.

Chess problem by Signor Aspa, of the Leamington Chess Club.


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 New Reform Bill.

A Turkish School for Teaching the Koran, and a Turkish Inn.

The War, with a paragraph on each of the following:

The Fleets in Beicos Bay - The English fleet wanted in the Black Sea - The Russian fleet at Sebastopol - Capture of an English steamer - War in Asia - another attack by the Russian Squadron - the Russian fleet in the Baltic - Russian Squadron in the China Seas - Russians at Rio - The Czar's (Tsar's) paternal government in Wallachia - The war on the Danube - The Russo Greek Conspiracy reive - Change in the Turkish Ministry - Military preparations at Constantinople - The Russian Crusade - M. Miel - Count Orloff's return to St Petersburg - The Intentions of Prussia - The Russians at Brussels.

Departure of Baron Brunnow from London.

Departure of M. De Kisseleff from Paris.

Alexandria - the Himalaya Steamship.

Iron Housebuilding c.keenlyside.

Imperial Parliament, Lords and Commons, with paragraphs on each of the following:

The Black Sea Fleet, Count Orloff's Mission - Rations Of The Troops - Liverpool Freeman - New Reform Bill - Disfranchisement Of Small Boroughs - Representation Of Minorities - Loght - Redistribution Of Representation - Additional Members The Towns - Members To The Inns Of Court And Universities - Extension Of The Franchise - The County Franchise - The Borough Franchise - Abolition Of The Rate Paying Clauses - Registration Of Electors - Disfranchisement Of Freemen - Vacation Of Seats By Members Accepting Office - The Eastern Question.

Obituary of Eminent Persons, including: Rear Adml Charles Sotheby of Lowndes square - General George Paris Bradshawe of Chester Villa Notting Hill - Thomas GoodLake Esq of Letcomb Regis, Berks.

Wills and Bequests, including: The Rt Hon Theresa Countess of Eglinton - the Rev NDH Newton of Bredwardine - Richard Hanbury Gurney of Norfolk - Miss Louisa Baker of Berrow Somerset - George Marshall Esq of Godalming Surrey.

The Battle of Citate (info. Romania; Crimean War).

Going to the War.

Departure of the Guards from Windsor.

Volunteers for Service.

Embarkation of Troops.

War Preparations at Portsmouth.

The Steam Transport Force.

Our Baltic Fleet.

The Fleet in the Tagus.

Gunpowder and Stores.

French military preparations.

The Army (fairly long article).

Music, with articles on: The Concert of the Harmonic Union at Exeter Hall - Mister Lindsay Sloper at The Queen Anne Street Rooms - Mr Simms Revisit at Exeter Hall.

The Eskimo Family.

Accident to the Calais Steamship Menai.

The Catholic and Apostolic Church Gordon Square.

The Blue Books on the Turkish Question (continued from a previous issue).

The Loss of the Olinda.

Reformation of Adult Male Criminals.

Great Fire at Bromley (a paragraph).

Hong Kong.

The War in the East; The War on the Danube.

Disturbances in Albania (a paragraph).

Austrian military preparation (a couple of paragraphs).

Letter from the Emperor of the French to the Emperor of Russia.

Moldo Wallachian Independence (a paragraph).

A Brave Boyard (a paragraph). sleekburnc.1802.



The Illustrated London News 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.

Ten pages (16 sides). It measures 365 x 260 mm (14.25 x 10.25ins ).The spine is loose with binding witness marks where once bound; the front and back pages are detached. There is some age yellowing with some spotting. There are no colour images/engravings. 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. 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. The page numbers run consecutively; as far as I can tell there maybe two pages missing, so if you're 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 and sent Royal Mail Small Parcels; or International Standard Parcel (this is NOT a tracked service so if you require tracking please contact for price).

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Product Code Ref. 9660
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