Product code: 8570 (Wt. 240g)
Map Bombardment Sveaborg Suomenlinna QUEEN VICTORIA Royal Visit France BOULOGNE Strasbourg CHATEAU DE SAINT CLOUD


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:


Boulogne Railway Station: Royalty and Dignitaries Awaiting the Arrival of Queen Victoria at the Station on the Start of Her Visit to Paris - half page (hp); front cover. Info. Boulogne-sur-Mer.

The Royal Yacht Entering Boulogne Harbour, Passing the Lighthouses - the engraving covers near hp set in the article. Scene also shows crowds on the piers, smaller boats greeting the ship; the town in the distance. Info. HMY Victoria and Albert II.

Arrival of Queen Victoria at Boulogne Railway Station - hp engr. Showing the arrival of carriages at the exterior of the railway station; a guard of honour and crowds line the streets. Info. Gare de Boulogne sur Mer.

Arrival of Queen Victoria at the Palace of Saint Cloud - full page (fp) engr. Showing an exterior view of her arrival at the palace by coach.

Palace of St. Cloud: Reception of Queen Victoria at the Foot of the Grand Staircase - hp.

Plan Map: The Bombardment of Sveaborg (Finland) - plan showing the bombardment of Russian positions during the Crimean War. Areas and islands highlighted on the map are probably a mix of Swedish and Finnish names such as: Drumso (Lauttasaari) - Helsingfors (Helsinki) - Melko (Melkki) - Ronskar (Ronnskar) - Sak or Bak Holm (Vallisaari or Skanslandet) - Kungs Holm (Kungsholmen) - Tora Miolo (Kuivasaari or Torra Mjolo) - Sand Ham (Santahamina or Sandhamn). It also shows the positions of Royal Naval ships, and gives a table with the positions of the ships and the names ie: HMS Hastings - Cornwallis - Exmouth and various other three deckers, gun-boats, cruisers; miel also a lunatic asylum and a cathedral are marked. The plan covers near half of the page, set in the centre.

Queen Victoria's Visit to Paris: Arrival of the Royal Train at the Strasbourg Railway Station, Paris - fp engraving showing the scene outside The Gare de Strasbourg. sleekburnc.

The Reception of Queen Victoria at Strasbourg Railway Station, Paris - fp page engraving showing the Queen and Prince Albert being greeted by the French; interior view.

Chess Problem.

Performance Before Queen Victoria in the Theatre of The Palace of St. Cloud - fp 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:


Obituary of Eminent Persons includes:

George Montague The Duke of Manchester died at Tunbridge Wells.

The Rev Robert Devereux, Viscount Hereford died at his residence in Wilton Crescent.

Foreign and Colonial News: France - America.

Epitome of News, Foreign and Domestic (snippets of news; one liners only) with mention of Mr Hoof, Sr Henry Muggeridge - Bellhanger of North Shields - San Francisco Fire - Madame Lagusti - Roderick I. Murchison - Rossini.

Music with ref t Miss Catherine Hayes, The Swan of Erin - Royal Opera at Drury Lane.

Wills, Personalty, and Bequests (small).

Moving Bog at Clonkelly (approx 90wds.)

Queen Victoria in France.

Country News includes:

Opening of the Crumlin Viaduct, South Wales.

The Casket Lights (info. Casquets off Alderney Channel Islands).

The Colliers Turn-out Near Ruabon, Wales (strike) with mention of the Royal Denbighshire Militia.

A Determined Young Lady, An Elopement from Plumpton (info. possibly Lancashire).

Accident on the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway at The Summit Tunnel near Todmorden.

A Mysterious Murder of a Little Girl, Melinda Payne near Durdham Down Bristol. The report mentions The Cook's Folly Tavern (info. Clifton Downs).

A Sun Blast.

The Bombardment of Sveaborg (Finland) - taken from various letters and despatches sent by J. W. Carmichael. Info. aka Suomenlinna or Viapori.

Casualties of the British Fleet During Reive The Bombardment of Sveaborg. List of Wounded and the names of their ships.

Alleged Bombardment of Riga.

Chess Problem.c.keenlyside.

Monetary Transactions of the Week From Our City Correspondand - stocks, shares etc

The Market - prices of food, coal etc.

The London Gazette - War Office Appointments List - Bankrupts List.

Births Marriages and Deaths.

Various advertisements:

Royal Lyceum Theatre Entertainent: a more detailed advert giving information on entertainment eg: Great Wizard of the North, Professor Anderson and his Delassemens Magiques plus Spirit Rapping etc - approx 720words.

The Fourdrinier Testimonial.

And many smaller ones: Royal Italian Opera Covvent Garden - Dewdney Artis in Hair (hairdressing) - Education for Young Ladies in Germany - Zoological Gardens Regents Park - Rosa Bonheur - Birmingham Musical Festival - Wanted Left Off Clothes by Messrs Lavy of 251, Strand - Mrs Trollopes New Novel - and many more.sleekburnC. 2508


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.

6 pages (12 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 TWO 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.

IMPORTANT: If the newspaper is over 250g and you choose International Economy postage from the UK, Royal Mail AIM to deliver within two weeks to Western Europe, four weeks to Eastern Europe, and eight weeks outside Europe and ROW; please be aware these times are NOT guaranteed and are approx.

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Product Code 8570 (Wt. 240g)
Weight 0.21kg