1859 ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS Portland Maine BRIGHTON SS Great Eastern (3590)

Product code: 1Jan1859 (3590) 8Jul17 Redone


The Illustrated London News

Original Victorian Newspaper

Dated 1859

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:

Breaking the Ice - front page near full page.

Portland Maine United States - near half page.

A Heavy Sea at Brighton (showing Brill's Baths, Clarendon Mansion) - near half page.

Private Humphrey Wilson of the 78 Highlanders.

Mr Balfe from a photograph by Mayall. sleekburnc.

Mr Robson as Samson Burr in The Porters Knot at the Olympic Theatre.

The Last Scene from the New Opera of Satanella - at Covent Garden Theatre.

Reading the Queen's Proclamation at Calcutta - from a Photograph by M A Williamson - full page.

Bishop Latimer Presenting a Copy of the New Testament to Henry VIII As a New Year's Gift - drawn by John Gilbert - full page.

Old King Coal - half page (drawing by S Godwin and poem or lyrics by C Mackay).

Dancing Bears in India From a Drawing by W Carpenter Junior.

Full page of portraits entitled London Outdoor Music - the characters shown are listed at the bottom of the page and are: Chinese rattle, band in himself (one-man band), Musical Caravan, Miel, Steamboat music, Sentimental Duet, All the Way from Manchester And Got No Work to Do, Calabrian minstrels, niggers (their words not mine), Clarinet Solo, Organ Grinder, Hurdy-Gurdy, Dulcimer, Decayed Musicians.

Proclamation of the Queen's Rule in India showing two half page illustration entitled: Auckland Hotel (Hall of all nations), Calcutta, from a photograph by Mr James Mand or Mandy - The Residence of Sir Jamsetjee Jeejeebhoy, Illuminated at Bombay, from a photograph by Mr H Hinton.

Chess problem by Mr F Healey.

The Yak or Tibet Ox From a Drawing by W Carpenter Junior - near half page.

Guzarat (Gujarat?) Oxen from a Drawing by W Carpenter Jr - near half page.

A Sketch on the Deck of the Great Eastern During the Late Public Inspection - full page.

Paris Fashions for the New Year.

Boys Refuge, Great Queen Street, Lincoln's Inn Fields, London: The Shoemaking Department.

St Marks Church Deloraine Tasmania.


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 Old Year (editorial).

Breaking the Ice.

Foreign and Colonial News from France Spain Bavaria United States Cape of good Hope India China.

The Ionian Islands.

Revolution in Servia (Serbia).

Mr Balfe composer from Dublin.

Poisonous Sugar Confectionery.

Mr Robson in the Porters Knot.


Portland Maine United States.

Private Humphrey Wilson.

Covent Garden Theatre.

Awful Catastrophe at the Victoria Theatre on Boxing Day.

Preservation of Eggs (in-line water).

Christmas Pantomimes Burlesques and Other Entertainment.

The Deck of the Great Eastern.

continues including: the arrests in the County of Cork (on charges of belonging to a secret society, so secret they don't give anybody's name) - a Leviathan Brewery at Burton on Trent Messrs Baker and Sons of Stangate - military riots, a fatal affray at Plymouth - Capture of Ghosts, 2 ghosts have been captured at Lasswade (the ghosts turned out to be too labouring youths named Scott and Pringle who had terrorised the neighbourhood for 4 winters).

London reive Music.

Dancing Bears in India.

obituary of eminent Persons: Major General Charles Waddington late of the Bombay engineers - Dr Richard Bright of Ham Green Somerset.

Wills: Major General Sir William Reid.

Retrospect Of the War in India during 1858 (long article).

the Victoria Cross.

The Ceremony at Bombay.

The Yak or Tibet Ox.

Gujarat oxen.

fine arts: - Messrs Rowney's new Gallery - The Architectural Photographic Association - Sea Coast Stereoscopes.

notice to Mariners Shetland Isles Whalsey Group.

Charles Mackay in the potteries That.


St Marks Church Deloraine Tasmaniasleekburnc. 0101


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.

12 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 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.

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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Code 1Jan1859 (3590) 8Jul17 Redone
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