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

Packaged Weight range 265g

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.

Ten pages ( 16 sides) from a weekly issue

…………………… 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: 

A Turkish School for Teaching the Koran, A Turkish Inn – 2 front-page images

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

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 – the war in Asia – another attack by the Russian Squadron – the Russian fleet in the Baltic – the Russian Squadron in the China Seas – the Russians at Rio – The Czar's (Tsar's) paternal government in Wallachia – The war on the Danube – The Russo Greek Conspiracy Reive – the 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 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 – the new reform Bill – disfranchisement of small boroughs – representation of minorities – 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 – Gen George Paris Bradshawe of Chester Villa Notting Hill – Thomas GoodLake Esq of Letcomb Regis, Berks –

Wills and Bequests, including: – the right honourable 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

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 – Mr 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

MoldoWallachian Independence (a paragraph)

A Brave Boyard (a paragraph) SleekburnC. 1802


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. 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 2 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 unless otherwise requested.


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