1854 ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS Burwood Copper Smelting Works CRIMEAN WAR (8660)

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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. 

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 ten pages (20 sides)

……………………. Dated 1854 ……………………


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:
Cossack of the Don – front page showing a Russian soldier cossack in traditional uniform

Also on the front page five portraits of Russian generals, namely: General Rudiger, General Luders, General Paniutine, General Kouprianoff, General Berg (there is some marking to the top right hand border of this front page, and also some pencil marks to the bottom border please refer to the scan)

The Earl of Caernarvon, from a Photograph by Beard

Gigantic Tree (Wellingtonia gigantea), in California

Baron Brunnow

The Layard Box

The Burwood Copper Smelting Works – near half page

The Paris and London Steamer – near half page

Two pages devoted to the war on the Danube, with seven illustrations entitled as follows:

Distribution of the Medjidie, after the Battle of Citate – Distant View of Payana, Roadside Fountains – Summer Residence of Prince Milosch, Payana – Wallach Guides – Araba Of Little Wallachia – achmet Pacha Ferik, Commander at Kalafat – Turkish Araba

A page devoted to The Restoration of Beauchamp Tower, eight illustrations entitled as follows: – inscription of Thomas Abel – the Beauchamp Tower Restored, East Front – Inscription of Lady Jane Grey – Inscription in the Beauchamp Tower – Parapet Where the Princess Elizabeth Walked – Inscriptions of Walter Paslew – State Prison Room in the Beauchamp Tower – inscription of Thomas Peverel

The Indian Lions in the Zoological Gardens Regents Park – near half page

Alligators in the Zoological Society's Menagerie.

Dinner of the Irish Industrial School Bonmahon, Waterford, Ireland - info. Bunmahon

Nyphon Metropolitan of Wallachia – large half page showing the bishop type figure in his robes. Info. Niphon. Patriarch of All Romania (Patriarh al Întregii Românii) title of the head of the Romanian Orthodox Church.

Chess Problem by Mr H.E. Kidson

Departure of the Russian Ambassador from Chesham House (showing the Street sign of Lyall Mews) – near half page.


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 War against the Barbarians (the Russians I believe, Crimean War)

Russian Generals, with a paragraph on: – General Luders, General Count Rudiger (there is written material on other generals but they don't appear to warrant a subheading)

The Blue Books On the Turkish Question (letters between Stratford Canning and Viscount Palmerston)

The Layard Box (Austen Henry Layard to be awarded this box is a testimonial of his persevering and a zealous exertions in the discovery of the long lost remains of eastern antiquity)

Baron Brunnow

Parliamentary Portraits, the Earl of Caernarvon

Gigantic Tree in California (Redwood or Sequoia) given as measuring 270 feet high and 32 feet around

The Burwood Copper Works

The Paris and London Steamer

Foreign and Colonial News – The War with paragraphs entitled: – count Orloff's mission The Russian Project – the war on the Danube – Sebastopol and Odessa – return of the fleets to Beicos – military preparations in France – departure of M. de Kisseleff – a Russian conspiracy in Turkey (the arrest of Father Anastasius) – Russian intrigue in Servia – Renewed Attempts at Negotiation – The Czar (Tsar) Giving Way – Turkey – the Dangerous Condition of Italy – France – Germany – Sweden – Denmark – America

Obituary of Eminent Persons, including – Sir William Baillie Bart of Polkemmet – Sir John Strachan of Cliffden Teignmouth Devon – Aubrey William Beauclerk Esq of Ardglass Castle County Down and of St Leonards Forest Sussex – Sir Henry Miers Elliot KCB of Simonstown Cape of good hope – Silvio Pellico , an able Italian poet

The War on the Danube

News from the House of Commons and Lords – including irregularity of the mails, pauper schools, diplomatic relations with Russia, the militia law, the oath's bill, railway accident, the Navy list, education, church rates, limited liability, dispatch of public business, the practice of medicine, friendly societies, Irish bribery (mentioning Mr Isaac Butt, Mr Kelly, Dr Gray, Mr Shiel, Lord J Russell, Mr Lucas) – Mr Hudson – the mace of the House of Commons

The Corporation of London Killed by Its Friends

Fire and great loss of life (number 19 Princes Street, St Annes, Soho)

An Extraordinary Feat (a paragraph detailing how Edward Curtis Graham Esq of the Elms, an undergraduate of Trinity College Cambridge undertook to perform a walk of 80 miles within the 24 hours)

Restoration of the Beauchamp Tower

The Indian Lions Regents Park

The Alligators Regents Park

Valentine's Day – a poem by Mrs TK Hervey

Irish Industrial Schools

The British Institution – Works of British Artists

Nyphon (info. Romanian)

A Deputation on the Exploration of Australia (a paragraph mentioning Mr Moffat, Mr T A Mitchell, Mr T A Travers, and the Duke of Newcastle's intention to offer the conduct of the expedition to Captain Stokes)

Count Orloff's Mission

The Taxes on Knowledge, Soirée at the Whittington Club. Sleekburnc.1102


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 age yellowing with some spotting/marking (see scan). 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.

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 no 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. This item will be packaged in a tube .
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