Product code: 8272 (300g)

Crimean War CURLING MONTREAL Penzance Shipwreck Rescue CONSTANTINOPLE HMS Nankin HMS Retribution


The Illustrated London News

Original Victorian Newspaper

Dated 1855



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:

Curling Match at Montreal, Canada. Front page.

Wreck of The Diana Brig of Swansea, Driven on the Pier Rocks at Penzance, Cornwall - near half page (hp) engraving showing the wreck against the harbour wall; two light house towers; trying to haul the men off the wreck with Breeches buoy type equipment. From a sketch by Mr George W. Pettitt.

Bombay: Ship Carrying the Remains of Lord Frederick Fitzclarence Landing at The Dockyard Bandee - hp engraving. Original red stamp in bottom corner of the page.

Tophane, Constantinople: Street View - near hp showing a sketch by James Robertson. Info. Istanbul suburb.

Constantinople: The Oak of Godfrey of Bouillon from A Sketch by James Robertson. sleekburnc.

The Right Hon. Lord Panmure the New Minister of War. Info. Fox Maule-Ramsay.

Constantinople and Proposed Site for the English Hospital: Site of the Old Palace of Galata Serai.

The War and Landing The Wounded From HMS Retribution at Portsmouth - full page (fp) print from engraving.

Snow Crystals - 32 examples.

Chess Problem by JM of Bridport.

Stratford on Avon: New Chapel of Ease of St James the Great.

Tablet to the Memory of Lt. Joseph Rene Bellot, at Paris

Monument to the Late Earl Somers at Eastnor.

Monument to The Late Sir Robert Peel in Drayton Church.

The Spanish Bondholders Testimonial reive to General Lord Howden - a centre piece of plate with candelabrum etc.

Ipswich: New Artillery Militia Barracks - men with guns outside the new barracks.

Whale Captured at the Grune Point, Cumberland. c.keenlyside.

HMS Nankin 50 Guns - hp engraving showing the ship with sails up. Caption also reads Hon. Keith Stewart, Commander.

Kilburn: The Victoria Rifle Corps Practising.

Sketches in a Court House, Upper Canada - x3 engravings:

Exterior of Court House in the Backwoods of Canada.

A Jury in the Backwoods of Canada Retiring to Deliberate.

Interior of a Court House.

Fort Matanze, East Florida, United States.

Annual Gold Medal Prize of the College of Civil Engineers small medals.

Walduckls Patent Screw Propellers - small x5.

A Runaway Knock - from a Painting by George Cruikshank; nr hp. With a funny verse/poem.

The Park from a Painting by T. Creswick RA and W. Ansdell.

Valley of the Wharfe - hp engraving from a photograph by Roger Fenton from the Exhibition of the Photographic Society.

The Painters Study by J. D. Wingfield - hp.


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 People and The War - relating to the Crimean War. Part blue stamp to text (see scan)

Foreign and Colonial News; France America etc.

The War in the Crimea. c.keenlyside

The Turkish Expedition to the Crimea.

Preparations for a European War.

The Sardinian Contingent.

India and China.

Imperial Parliament: House of Lords and House of Commons.

Illustrated London News Editorial with mention of Mr Peto - Lord John Russell - INkerman - The War - etc.

The Court - Royal Comings and Goings with mention of Queen Victoria and Prince Consort (Albert) - Duchess of Kent - Duke of Cambridge - Miel - Princess Augustus of Saxw Coburg - Lady Fanny howard - Baroness de Speth - Lt. Col. J. Macdonald - Lt Col. Tyrwhitt - Major Clifton - Prince Albert and Edward Skate in Home Park - etc.

Sledge Maszuerade at Potsdam, Germany

Latest Intelligence: The Baltic Fleet - The New Ministry etc.

Obituary of Eminent Persons:

The Duke of Genoa.

Viscount John Bruce Richard O'Neill of Shanes Castle Co. Antrim.

Mary Ann, Viscountess St Vincent died at Meaford, Staffordshire.

Agnes, Baroness Rollo died at 1 Stanhope St, Hyde Park Gardens.

Clement Winstanley Esq of Braunston, Leicestershire.

General The Hon Sir Patrick Stuart 44th Regiment, died at his seat Eaglescairnie, Co. Haddington.

Lt. Gen. The Hon Thomas Edward Capel at his Residence Charles St. Berkeley Square.

John O'Brien Esq of Elmvale died at his residence in Stephens Green Dublin.

John Henry Vivian Esq MP for Swansea died at his residence Singleton near Swansea.

Mister Pryse Loveden MP of Gogerddan, and Buscot Park, Berks.

The Right Rev. David Low Bishop of Ross, Moray and Argyll.

Right Rev. Owen Emeric Vidal Bishop of Sierra Leone, died before reaching Sierra Leone on His Return, and was buried at Freetown.

Lt Henry Clarke RNdied at Brynhypilwn, Llangollen -0 shrot announcement.

Mrs Mary Frances Fitzgerald died at Royal Crescent Brighton.

Richard Plunkett Esq - short.

Rev. Villiers Plantagenet Henry Somerset.

Lord Panmure the New Minister for War.

Snow Crystals by James Glaisher.

Naval And Military Intelligence.


The Theatres:

The Olympic with mention of Mr Wigan - Mr Robson.

Drury Lane with mention of Mr Wild.

City of London Theatre.

Death of the Late Mr O. Smith - Info. Richard John Smith.

Metropolitan News:

Meteorological Observations by James Glaisher, Lewisham.

The Weather and The Parks - freezing temperature of 19 degrees below; six inches of ice on the Serpentine; Ice Skating - etc.

Meeting of The Society for Improving the Condition of the Insane.

Fall of a House in Lower Rd Islington and Loss of Six Lives.

Whale Caught at the Grune Point, Cumberland.

General Sir De Lacy Evans.

National Sports with mention of Coursing - Horse Racing.

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

The Victoria Rifles, Middx.

Improvements in Propelling Vessels with mention of Mr H. Walduck.

What Is a Newspaper - letter to the editor from W. R. Piddington and Waugh and Cox, of Sydney.

russia, Sweden, Denmark and Norway(population taxes etc).

Slavery in Java - in the Market Place of Grisee and the sale of a slave family - approx 240words.

Politeness at Sebastopol; from the Correspondent of The Journal de Constantinople - approx 240wds

Great Bank Robbery at Melbourne - approx 240wds.

The British Institution.

Exhibition of Photographs with mention of Mr Lake Price - Roger Fenton - M. P. Delamotte - Mr H. Taylor - Sir Hugh Campell - Mr Digby Wyat - Owen James.

A Valentine From the Crimea - The Soldier to His Country - Poem by E. L. Hervey.

Notes of the Week column and The Palmerston Ministry etc with mention of Mr F. Peel - Mr Layard - Doctor Andrew Smith - Lord Rokeby - etc.

Literature - bood review: Mountains and Molehills by Frank Marryat.

Various adverts. sleekburnc. 1702

This is an original USED antique newspaper not a scan and not a later re-print. If there is a particular date you require in regards to this item eg. for a birthday or anniversary etc please ask.

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.

It is stamped with the original one penny red tax reveune stamp imprint on one of the inside pages which also allowed it to be posted (with limits) at this time. There is a part blue stamp to front page (see scan). 12 pages (24 sides. It measures 395 x 290 mm (15.5 x 11.25). 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.

Ebay Member since August 2001

Antique and Vintage Prints, Maps & Ephemera - Newspapers, Magazines, Back Issues & Books.


- © (copyright) -


Condition Used
Product Code 8272 (300g)
Weight 0.3kg