Product code: (1901)

Clifftown Southend EPSOM RACES Paris Chemin de Fer du Nord Railway Station FASHION.


The Illustrated London News

Original Victorian Newspaper

Dated 1861


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:


Epsom Races: The Derby - waiting for the start; front page.

The Volunteer Movement: Review of the Cambridge University Volunteers and the Inns of Court Corps at Cambridge by Colonel McMurdo in the Presence of the Prince of Wales.

The Volunteer Movement: Presentation of Colours to the 39th Middlesex (Finsbury) Volunteers at reive the Crystal Palace on Whit Monday ( there is, curiously, in this picture, a balloon in the sky with the letters MARS on it).

The Improvements at Southend Essex.

Part of the New Suburb Called Clifftown - the engraving shows a promenade and a row of houses fronting the sea where a pier juts out.

Part of Clifftown As Seen from the Beach - a bay with cliffs and a parade of houses on the top. sleekburnc.

The Restoration of Charles II Drawn by J. Gilbert - full page (fp) engraving.

Derby Day: View of the Course From Near "The Corner" Looking Towards the Paddock - fp.

Chess problem by Mister W. Mackenzie.

Visit of British Excursionists to Paris: Excursionists Leaving the Paris Station of the Great Northern Railway at Chemin de Fer du Nord.

Paris Fashions for June - engravings of three Victorian ladies and a little girl.



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 Growth of the United States from 1780 to 1860.

The Civil war in America with ref. to Blockade of American Ports - - - The Hon. Edward Everett on the American Crisis.

Glimpses of the confederate states.

Metropolitan News. c.keenlyside.

Country News includes Several Persons injured by Lightning at Chelmsford in Essex.

The French Derby.

National Sports

Royal Institution Lectures - with ref to Mr Pengelly on Devonian Age - Professor Westwood on Metamorphoses of Insects - Mr Hullah on History of Modern Music.

The Galway Packets

Imperial Parliament: House of Lords - House of Commons.

Music - Mademoiselle Patti.

Theatre - Ann Blake at the standard - King Lear at the Princess with Mr Phelps - L'ange de minuit with Mr Mead as Doctor Oswald Mentz at miel the Grecian.

Adverts of the day. sleekburnc. 0106


This is an original but 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.

Eight pages (16 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, 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. This item will be packaged in a tube.

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Product Code (1901)
Weight 0.21kg