1855 ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS King of Sardinia Visits London NEWSPAPER (3770)

Product code: 3770 (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:


Charing Cross London – King of Sardinia Arriving on a Visit ' front page print from engraving showing Trafalgar Square – Statue of Charles I – National Gallery – Bottom of Nelsons Column – Royal entourage passing through the crowds – info. King Vittorio Emanuele II sleekburnc.

Dover: The Arrival of the King of Sardinia in "The Vivid" - wonderful full page print from engraving showing the steamship arriving at the dockside with crowds greeting the King – other boats and a steamship in the background. Dover town beyond; "The Vivid" was a wooden hulled Steam Packet of The Royal Navy.

The South Eastern Railway Station: Prince Albert Greeting The King of Sardinia - full page print from engraving.

King of Sardinia – Queen Victoria – Prince Albert - a double page pull-out engraving showing the three with ornate engraved border – from the work by Macquoid and engraved by W. Thomas.

The Royal Arsenal at Woolwich: The King of Sardinia On A Visit - full page print from engraving of the royal party and many others, army types etc.

The Palace of Industry at Paris – Grand Musical Fete to the King of Sardinia - full page print from engraving.



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:


Overtures for Peace - referring to The Crimean War.

Foreign and Colonial News:

France - with mention of Comte Mole - Comte de Chambord - Sale of the Drawings of the Late Camille Roqueplan - Reive etc.

America - with mention of Mr Buchanan - The New York Herald - Mr Crampton.

The War in the Crimea.

The John Bright and Mr Crawshay of Gateshead Correspondence.

The Manchester Strike.

The Inquisition in the Vatican.

Illustrated London News Editorial.

The Court - Royal Conmings and Goings.

Metropolitan News includes:.

Meteorological Observations.

the Health of London.

Mechi's Tiptree Hall Farm at the Polytechnic Institution and Mr Pepper.

The Bank Charter and a Meeting at the London Tavern with Mr Francis Bennoch in the Chair.

Preservation of Life From Shipwreck - Meeting of the Royal National Lifeboat Institution - Thomas Chapman Esq in the Chair with mention of the Lowestoft Lifeboat, Mr William Gruer of Lossiemouth Coast Guard Station - Aldborough - Thomas Cable etc. c.keenlyside.

Puseyism in Knightsbridge - Dr. Lushington's Judgment - with mention of Rev. R. Liddell - Mister Beal - Dr Robert Phillimore - Dr Swabey - M. Miel - Mr Westerton - etc.

Mr Williams and the Electors of Lambeth at the Horns Tavern Kennington.

The City Graveyards.

Obituary of Eminent Persons includes:

Captain Clotworthy Gillmor died at His Residence in Bentinck Street, Manchester Square, (London).

Captain Edward Shawe Powys died at Cashmere after a few days illness.

Lady Gould the Widow of Admiral Sir Davidge Gould (who served with Horatio Nelson), died at Hawkshead ( in the County of Hertfordshire - daughter of the Ven. William Willes Archdeacon of Wells - info. nee Harriet Willes.

Mrs Macdonald died at St Martins House in Perth, a Relict of the late William Macdonald of St Martins and Garth, daughter of Sir William Millar of Glenlee.

The Management of the Metropolis with ref. to The Board of Works.

National Sports.

Monetary Transactions of the Week - "From Our city Correspondent" - with ref. to Bank of England - Consol Market - Joint Stock Bank Shares - Ordinary Shares and Stocks - Line Leased - Preference shares etc.

The Markets - Food / Wheat prices etc inc. Linseed - Bread - Sugar - Coffee - Tallow - Coals from Holywell, New Tanfield, Harton, Haswell, etc - Hay and Straw - Hops - Potatoes - Meat etc.

The London Gazette -War Office and Admiralty Appointments - - Bankrupts - - Births Marriages and Deaths. sleekburnc. 0812


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 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. 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 3770 (Wt. range 301g)
Weight 0.31kg