Product code: 2490 (Wt. 300g)

Original VIctorian Newspaper THOMAS CARLYLE Donatis Comet LOUISIANA SWAMP USA Yarram Creek River Goulburn Australia CIVITAVECCHIA ROME Doncaster Minster CHATHAM BAZAAR


The Illustrated London News

Original Victorian Newspaper

Dated 1858


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:


Mr Thomas Carlyle - front page.

A Hindu Fair - a wonderful print from engraving on a full page. An accompanying article mentions Hindustan so I'm assuming this is the area engraving depicts.

A Swamp in Louisiana USA - full page engraving.

Star of Night Serenade Composed by M. Enderssohn with Poetry by John Ellison - full page of words and music.

Bunyarrambite Waterfalls near Melbourne Australia - a print from engraving from an original sketch provided through the kindness of Mister Westgarth the Historian of Victoria- info. these falls are apparently on the Yarram creek of the River Goulburn eighty miles from Melbourne - I can't find any reference to Bunyarrambite Waterfalls in modern searches, possibly a spelling mistake; Yarrambat area possibly.

Italy: The Town and Harbour of Civitavecchia - a print from engraving showing the harbour entrance with the town in the distance - info. town and comune of the City of Rome.

The Comet:

Donati's Comet as Seen From the Cambridge Observatory on 11 October.

Telescopic Appearances of Donati's Comet - seven engravings.

St George's Church Doncaster - info St George's Minster Doncaster.

The Stanley Monument In Chelsea Old Church Restored reive by the Earl of Derby - info. Sir Robert Stanley.

Bazaar at Chatham - print from engraving showing a military bazaar with a church in the background possibly The Garrison Church.

Royal Botanic Society Regents Park - American Aloe in Bloom.

Kiosk in the Bois De Boulogne - a summer house style building with ornate roof.

The Chancellor of Ireland - The Right Hon. Joseph Napier.

Old Houses at Moorfields in London.



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 Emperor Napoleon and Free Trade.

Column on Thomas Carlyle plus a letter written by him from Craigenputtoch dated 25 Sept 1828 - info. Craigenputtock Scotland.

Foreign and Colonial News includes France - Prussia - Austria - Denmark - Russia - United States - Canada.

India - The Bombay (Mumbai) Mail - Info. which deals with many aspects of news across India.

The New Council of India - with lists of names of persons sitting on the council etc. The article mentions an accompanying engraving; this is missing.

A Hindoo Fair.

The Weather; Meteorological Observations at the Kew.

Donati's Comet - by J. Breen of The Observatory at Cambridge - apprx 1430 wds - info. James Breem the astronomer.

The Future of British India - Third and Concluding Article.

National Sports. sleekburnc.

Star of Night Serenade - Words by John Ellison - Composed by miel M. Enderssohn - a full page of sheet music.

Bunyarrambite Waterfalls near Melbourne Australia - info. an educated guess from research puts this in the area of the Kingslake National Park- the article mentions the area being on the station of a John Aitkin Esq - Mr Ramsay who wrote the article after a visit to the creek - Mr Westgarth a Historian of Victoria who provided the original sketch of the falls.

National Association for the Advancement of Social Science at Liverpool with mention of Mr Hastings Gen. Sec.Sleekburnc.

A French Officer Threatening to Shoot an Editor - M. Filomine de Maricourt son of the Count threatened to shoot the editor of The Northern Express of Newcastle upon Tyne, Mr James Boliver Manson at his home in Ravensworth Terrace Gateshead.

A Soiree at the Athenaeum at Boston - with mention of Mr Herbert Ingram - Mr W. H. Adams - Mr S. Jebb and others.

Monetary Transactions of the Week.

The Right hon. Joseph Napier the Lord Chancellor of Ireland.

The Markets.

Adverts of the day. sleekburnc.2310


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.

9 pages (18 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. There are no colour images unless stated. Some of the pages are loose, and some 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 three 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.

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Condition Used
Product Code 2490 (Wt. 300g)
Weight 0.3kg