1855 ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS (6270) CRIMEA Haslar Hospital SMYRNA Inkerman RAGLAN Newspaper

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.

This issue is for eleven pages (22 sides)

……………………. Dated 1855……………………


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:

'Scene in The Military Hospital, At Haslar' a soldier of the 23rd Regiment, hit at the Battle of Alma by a chain shot which led to the amputation of his leg (front page).

Westminster Bridge: 'Part of The Timber Platform for Depositing Materials for The New Bridge'

Westminster Bridge: 'Staging and Traveller on The Upper Side of The Old Bridge'

Westminster Bridge :'Dredging Trench for The Cast Iron Casing'

'HMS "Magicienne" Passing Eartholm Island in the Baltic' - near half page

'Portion of the British Artillery Camp and Siege Train, Before Sebastopol'- near half page

'Shipment of Wooden Barracks on Board "The White Falcon" at Southampton, For the French Army in The Crimea'- half page

'Between Decks of The American Vessel "White Falcon", Receiving on Board the Wooden Barracks for The French Army in
'The Crimea'- near half page

Chess problem by Herr Pitschel

'Brunswick, Suabian and Saxon Pigeons from The Philoperisteron Society's Show, In Freemasons Hall'

'Bernese Girl'

'Male and Female Chamois and St Bernard Dogs, Belonging to Mr Albert Smith'- near half page

'The Execution of Montrose at Edinburgh 1650 painted by E. M. Ward ARA for the Commons Corridor, Westminster Palace'- slightly larger than half page

'Mining School Buildings and Chapel near Wednesbury'

'Burning of the Theatre of La Monnaie at Brussels'- near half page

'Accident to HMS Perseverance in Woolwich Dockyard'- near half page

'Khan or Inn in Smyrna' - from a drawing by James Robertson - Lovely full page engraving

Our Artist on the Battlefield of Inkerman - near half page

The Guards Conveying a Wounded Officer from Inkerman

Dr Brett's ambulance litter

The Guards Practising at the Victoria Rifle Ground Kilburn - near half page

New Drill Dress for the Guards

Russian Medal

The Steam Gun at the Polytechnic Institution

Section of the Steam Gun

chess, by Ali Shatranji


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:

Fall of the Aberdeen Adminstration

Despatches from Lord Raglan

The War in The Crimea

The Russians Celebrating the New Year

Russian Preparations for the Spring Campaign

Austria and the Confederation

The Attitude of Prussia

The TNN Interpretation of the Four Points

The Treaty with Sardinia Para America

Works at Westminster Bridge

'The Ministerial Crisis'

Obituary of Eminent Persons includes Harriet, Duchess Dowager of Roxburghe at Brighton - Sir John Boyd, Bart at Boulogne - Dr. John Ralph Fenwick MD at his residence in The North Bailey, Durham age 94, youngest son of the late john Fenwick MD of Morpeth - Thomas D'Oyly, Serjeant at law at Rottingdean - Dr Joseph Phillimore Esq DCL and FRS at his residence Shiplake House, Reading

HM Steam Frigate Magicienne

Portion of the British Artillery Camp before Sebastopol

Shipping Wooden Barracks for the French Army in the Crimea

Some small news items, including:
Origin of Potato Oats, mentioning Mr Daniel Jackson of Greenhill Arkleby
A Wonderful Assyrian Obelisk mentioning a dealer called Dropsy and someone named M. Barrois
Expense of the Metropolitan Parks mentioning Mr Locke MP
Cardinal Weisman in Danger

The Philoperistern Society's Show

Male and Female Chamois and St Bernard Dogs Belonging to Mr Albert Smith

Education in the Mining Districts

The Execution of Montrose painted by E.M. Ward

Burning of the Brussels Theatre

Khan In Smyrna

The Loss of the "Wild Wave" (a letter from Balaclava written by Ralph R Liddle )

The Battlefield of Inkerman

Arrival of the Duke of Cambridge

Dr Brett's Hospital Ambulance

Drill of the Guards at the Victoria Rifle Corps ground New Dress

Russian Medal

Royal Polytechnic Institution

Some Observations on the Origin of Chess, by Dr Duncan Forbes (chapter 7, on the invention of chess in India according to the Arabs and Persians)

The Working of the Indian Railway. Sleekburnc.0302


The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only. It measures 365 x 260 mm (14.25 x 10.25inches). 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. 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 is one page 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.

Weight 0.3kg
Condition Used