1856 ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS Fenwick Williams GUSTAVE DORE Mangalica Pigs CATTLE Lake Geneva (8089)

Product code: 8089 (Wt. range 301g)
Original Victorian Newspaper

FENWICK WILLIAMS Floods Lyons France GUSTAVE DORE Viceregal Lodge Dublin MANGALICA PIGS Cattle Show LAKE GENEVA Guggenbuhl Medal.


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:


Major General Sir William Fenwick Williams; engraved from a photograph by Mister John Watkins of Parliament St. - front page..

Full page showing x2engravings:

The Ascent of Balloons from the Esplanade Of the Invalides (Paris) - half page.

Shower of Bonbons on the Esplanade of the Invalids - half page.

Please Note: this page is quite tattered and frayed around the edges, also there is a crease to the top illustration (the balloons) and a tear running halfway through it; the tear continues to the foot of the page but misses most of the bonbon illustration but the tattered edges to one side do affect this illustration.

The Imperial Infant and Nurse - engraving showing Prince Napoleon, and his nurse dressed in traditional peasant costume. Info. aka Louis-Napoléon Bonaparte.

Font of St Louis in Which the Infant Was Christened.

Triumphal Arch at the Victoria Avenue, Place De L'Hotel De Ville (engraved from a photograph by Richebourg) - near half page.

The Inundations at Lyons Drawn by Gustave Dore - very graphic double page.

Paris Fashions for July - half page.

The Lord Lieutenants Reception and Promenade at Dublin - near half page engr. showing people gathered outside the Viceregal Lodge.

The Universal Agricultural Exhibition in Paris - fp with engravings and article:

Hungarian Shepherd - engraved from a photograph by Richebourg.

Hungarian Herdsman.

Hungarian Shepherd.

Prize Cattle and Pigs at the Paris Agricultural Exhibition (the breeds are listed on the print as: Charolais Bull; Swiss Cow Bernese Breed; Brown Schwitz Bull; Antrim Pigs; Black Polled Angus - near half page. Info. Schwitz aka Schwyz breed; Bernese, Simmental possibly. The accompanying article refers to the two pigs engraved, not as Antrim, but as being Mangalicza breed, aka Mangalitsa, Mangalica or Mangalitza; this fits as I couldnt find any reference to Antrim Pigs. sleekburnc.

Reception of Major General Sir William Fenwick Williams at Dover - full page.

Miss Agnes Gladstone And Her Brother Herbert by A. Munro (sculpture) reive.

Statue of Queen Boadicea - by J. Thomas the Sculptor.

Titian and His Goddaughter by W. H. Kearney - near half page.

The Boston Athenaeum (small engraving).

Medal Presented to Dr Guggenbuhl By the King of Persia -small engraving showing the front and reverse of the medal miel. It was presented in honour of his work with "the Cretin and little idiot children". Info. aka Johann Jakob Guggenbühl.

Stone Railing in Front of Mosque at Isnik (small engr./diagram of the design only).

Stone Railing on Side of Turkish Mosque at Isnik (small illustration as above).

Hotspur's Chair and the Bloody Gap Alnwick Castle Northumberland (small illustration/engraving).

Chess Problem by JB of Bridport.

The Lake of Geneva by W Collingwood Smith - full page.

Looking Out From a Painting by F. W. Topham - near full-page engraving.

Graziella From a Painting by Rudolph Lehmann - half page.

Come Along From a Painting by Joseph John Jenkins - half page. The back page is detached.



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:


Major General Sir William Fenwick Williams.

The Civil War in Kansas.

The Contest of the United States Presidency.

The Inundations in France.

Union of the Danubian Principalities.

Proposed New Site of the National Gallery.

Inundations In France.

Lord Lt. Reception and Promenade at Dublin.

The Universal Agricultural Exhibition in Paris - the article mentions M. Daniel Jaton of Chailly-sur-Lausanne, Vaud - Mr Gottifried (or Colonel Gottfried Bürgi) Burgi of Arti. M. Burgi came from Arth, canton of Schwyz; another misprint possibly. 

Compulsory Vaccination. c.keenlyside.

Hospital for the Cure Of Cretinism.

The Worcestershire Lunatic Asylum at Powick.

The new Athenaeum at Boston, Lincolnshire; with mention of Mr T. Garfitt - Mr W. H.Adams - Mr Ingram - Rev G. B. Blekin.

Alnwick Castle Northumberland.

Warrant for the Gold Medals Struck after the Peace in 1713.

Art Exhibitions in London.

Crystal Palace Picture Gallery. sleekburnc. 2806


This is an original USED antique newspaper not a scan and not a later re-print. 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.

Twelve pages (24 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/spotting to the pages. Some of the pages are loose, and have cuts tears and blemishes due to their great age - anything more than minor will be mentioned in the main body of the description (see above content description). The engravings vary in size. The images are in black and white unless otherwise stated. Any watermarks on images are for display only and not on the original engravings. This item will be packaged in a tube.

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 is one page missing, so 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.

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Product Code 8089 (Wt. range 301g)
Weight 0.31kg