Product code: 0970 (Wt. range 301g)
Original Victorian Newspaper



The Illustrated London News

Original Victorian Newspaper

DATED 1856

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:

Paris: Illumination of the Bourse or Stock Exchange, in Honour of the Birth of the Prince Imperial - front page; over half page. It bears the original one penny red imprint newspaper tax stamp on the bottom of the page.

Hotel at Paris: Residence of the Earl of Clarendon - half page.

Woolwich: Officers and Privates of the Royal Artillery Seige train passing before Queen Victoria - half page.

Italy: Review of the British Italian Legion at Novara - half page.

Freemasons Hall London: Anniversary Dinner of the Royal Masonic Institution for Boys - half page.

Birth of Prince Napeoleon Eugene Louis Jean Joseph of France:

Her Imperial Majesty The Empress of the French - full page from a drawing by Macquoid engraved by W. Thomas. Info. Eugénie de Montijo aka Doña María Eugenia Ignacia Augustina de Palafox-Portocarrero de Guzmán y Kirkpatrick.

The Cradle for the Prince Imperial - half page engraving showing the cradle in the shape of a ship.

Large Room Containing The Layette, or Outfit for the Imperial Infant - half page.

Chess problem by Mister F. W. Greene.

The Burning of Covent Garden Theatre: Flight of the Masqueraders - full page engraving showing the interior of the theatre; the guests of the grand masked ball fleeing.

The Dulwich College Charity Meeting at the Adelphi Theatre - half page Mr Charles Dickens addressing the meeting of celebrities.

Haymarket Theatre and Scene from the miel New Drama The Evil Genius: Mrs Poynter - Mr Compton - etc. half page .

Launch of the Three Iron Screw Steam Ships at Low Walker, Newcastle on Tyne - full page engraving showing crowds taken to the river in boats to watch the launchings at the yard of Messrs C. Mitchell and Co.

Little Gretchen From a Painting by Henry Lejeune. c.keenlyside.

A Scene suggested by the Death of Pompey - painted by Thomas Danby - nr half page.

Severe Weather - Painted by R Ansdell - full page engraving showing a winter scene, and a shepherd sitting on the ground on a rocky outcrop, tending to a dying ram, watched by a dog; a dead sheep is lying next to them.

The Monk from a photograph by Mr Lake Price from the Exhibition of the Photographic Society - near full page engraved by Henry Linton.

From Our Own Correspondent painted by W Hemsley showing an "old Peninsular verteran seen eagerly listening (in spite of his deafness) to the new which is read to him of the battles of Inkerman and Balaclava".

Lynmouth North Devon - Painted by J Holland - half page engraved by M. Jackson.



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:

Born in the Purple. Referring to the birth of Prince Napoleon. Traditionally, born in the purple was a category of members of royal families born during the reign of their parents.

The Flying Squadron in the Baltic.

Armistice in the Crimea.

The African Mails: serious disturbances at Cape Coast Castle

Alarming Riots in Berbice.

Annexation of Oude

The Santhal Rebellion Renewed.

The Late Assassination at Berlin (Herr V Hinkelde). - a letter to the Editor.

The Peace Conferences in Paris

Royal visit to Woolwich - return of troops from the Crimea.

Obituaries including: George Irby, Lord Boston of Boston Lincolnshire - Sir Francis Cox of Castletown Kilkenny.

The Court - Royal comings and Goings.

Country News:

Meteorological Observations at the Highfield House Observatory near Nottingham.

Sentence of the Rugeley Postmaster (small 50words). sleekburnc.

Death of an Eccentric Character reive at Keighley,Yorks; Old Treelaps aka William Sharp - approx 380 words.

Poisoning by Strychnia at Leeds, a Mrs Harriet Dove - approx 360 words.

Birth of Prince Napoleon.

National Sports.

The Theatres.

A poem called the Fire Spirit ( suggested by the destruction of Covent Garden Theatre).

Dulwich College Charity Meeting.

Haymarket Theatre.

London Gazette - War Department Appointments; Bankrupts.

Triple launch at Newcastle on Tyne - with mention of Mr George Bidder - Messrs R. R. Morrison and Co. of Newcastle - Lower Walker.

The Markets - prices of Wheat - Bread - Linseed - Provisions - Coffee - Hops - Coals - etc.

Monetary Transactions of the Week - City Correspondnet.

St James's Park and The Right of Way etc. <

A Few words about Covent Garden Theatre (more like about 1500 words).

The Photographic Society.

The American Difficulties - Official Correspondent (Clayton Bulwer treaty).

........ And more. sleekburnc. 2203


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 magazine founded by Herbert Ingram with the first edition of the Illustrated London News appearing on 14 May 1842.  

12 pages (24 sides). It measures 395 x 290 mm (15.5 x 11.25). It bears the original one penny red imprint newspaper tax stamp on the bottom of the front page. The spine is loose with binding witness marks where once bound, and the pages are loose. There is age yellowing to the pages. Some of the pages 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. The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only.

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.

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Product Code 0970 (Wt. range 301g)
Weight 0.31kg