1855 ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS Inkerman Crimea WINDSOR Cocoa Plantation Grenada NEWSPAPER (4774)

Product code: 4770 (Wt. range 301g)



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:


The Arrival of the King of Sardinia at Windsor Castle, the Grand Staircase - front page, with some handling marks. Info. Victor Emmanuel II of Savoy.

The Explosion of the Right Siege Train, near Inkerman Mill - full page sketch By E. A. Goodall.

Ruins of the Church of St Peter and St Paul, Sebastopol, full page sketch by E A Goodall.

The Imperial Hunt In reive the Forest of Fontainebleau - double page (some of the tops of the letters in the title are little under printed).

The Man in the Moon Drinks Claret. c.keenlyside.

Chess problem by an American amateur.

The Cultivation and Manufacture of Cocoa - 2 near half page illustrations entitled: Cocoa Plantation in the Island of Grenada - Cocoa Mill in Grenada.

A Page Devoted to 'Plate for the Goldsmiths Company' showing: Benvenuto Cellini - Michelangelo - Granting the Charter of Incorporation - Benevolence - Business Duties.

Investiture of the King of Sardinia With the Order of the Garter at Windsor Castle - full page.

Grand Staircase at the Hotel De Ville Paris - half page.

The Chateau at Compiegne.

Curee Aux Flambeaux - The Stag Given to the Hounds by Torchlight - double page (there is a small hardly visible tear to one of the creases on this page which is a folded pullout.

Section Of The Redan (Crimea).

portrait of the late Adml Bruat - near half page.

Ballot for the Officers under the New Metropolis Local Management Bill



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 Raw Material of Our Armies.

Visit of the King of Sardinia.

news from America, including mention of Mr Sec Dobbin, Lord Clarendon, Mr Cushing, Miel, William L Marcy, Mister Crampton, The American President's Forthcoming Message.

the war in the Crimea - including mention of: - the fall of Kars - the Russian difficulty.

the monetary reform committee At the London Tavern. sleekburnc.

The Hango Massacre (single paragraph, mentions Lt Geneste).

Italian politics (single paragraph mentioning Signor Manin).

Ruins of the Church of St Peter and St Paul at Sebastopol.

The Imperial Hunt in the Forest of Fontainebleau.

music - (Jenny Lind) .

(news in short, generally a single paragraph) - Contraband of War at Hamburg.

capture of a Russian island, letters from Okasaki - The King of Sardinia and the City of London - Oriental Kings Members of the Asiatic Society - Dinner to Sir Charles Napier - Fire at the Houses Of Parliament - French Naturalisation of Foreign Built Vessels - winter in the Baltic.

failure of the peace negotiations.

naval and military intelligence including a paragraph on each: - the Royal Arsenal at Woolwich - Adml Sir Thomas Cochrane - Capt HR Yelverton - Col Shirley of Bury Lancashire - a detachment of poles departs Deptford for Turkey to join the division of the Cossacks of the Sultan.

The slow poisoning case mentioning Mr Wooler, Mr Baron Martin.

The Smithfield Club Show.

An Ancient Ballad The Man in the Moon Drinks Claret.

American Privateering.

Cacao (or Cocoa).

The Cultivation and Manufacture of Cocoa.

the Goldsmiths company.

the bank Charter act (meeting of the privy Council held at Windsor).

The Investiture of the King of Sardinia.

Grand Ball to the King of Sardinia Paris.

The King of Sardinia at Compiegne.

Why is Bread Dear? - Some Facts on Importation and Exportation and Cultivation.

The Pebble Polishers of Darkton - John Scrubbings.

A Decimal Coinage (it may fairly be inferred that any establishment of a Decimal coinage has no chance of success whatever).

Sending gunpowder to Russia (we condemn the Yankees for doing contraband business with Russia, but forget that Russia at this moment is obtaining materials of war from Englishmen) .

Sir R. Peel MP on the negotiations for peace.

Results of the War to Russia.

the proposed Anglo Gallic Submarine Railway.

On the advancement of learning in Scotland; Professor Blackie.

Mr H Fenwick MP on the war.

Wholesale Slaughter (on the drought in Java), single paragraph.

The attack on the Redan.

German Paper money, The New Law.

Pirates in China, HM Sloop Bittern and the merchant steamer Poushim.

The Late Admiral Bruat.

Metropolis a local Management Bill. sleekburnc.1512


Eight pages (16 sides). It measures 395 x 290 mm (15.5 x 11.25inches). The spine is loose with binding witness marks where once bound, there is age yellowing, and spotting to some of 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. 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. 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 four digit number in brackets in title is for my reference only.

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.

This is an original but 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.

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Product Code 4770 (Wt. range 301g)