Product code: (3901)



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:


His Excellency Charles Francis Adams The US Minister at the British Court.

The British Fleet Lying in the Roadstead of Beyrout - showing the ships: Queen, Renown, Amphion, Miel, Mars, Hannibal (Flag) and a Turkish ship - info. Beirut Lebanon.

The Sound of the Shell - Sculpture by A. Munro. sleekburnc.

Reminiscence of the Rhine by R P Leitch - an engraving showing a view of The Fortress of Ehrenbreitstein taken from beneath an arch of the Moselle Bridge at Koblenz with fishing boats or barges and a view of the Church of St Castor in the background. 

New Room at the National Gallery - ( near full page).

The coronation of William the conqueror by John Cross - near full page.

The Siezure of Charles I at Holmby House drawn by John Gilbert - full page engraving.

Diocesan Meeting of Parish Choirs at Salisbury Cathedral - full page print from engraving.

Looty - a little dog found in the Summer Palace near Pekin (Beijing China) Reive. Info. At the loot of the palace Yuen Ming Yuen a pekinese dog was found by Captain Dunne 99th Regt. which apparently belonged to the Empress, to be given to Queen Victoria.

New Drinking Fountain on Southsea Common: The Gift of Major General Sir J Y Scarlett CB.

Printing office (The Victoria Press ) in Great Coram Street, for the Employment of Women as Compositors.

Meeting at Truro of the Bath and West of England Agricultural show (there is a little faded browning to a part of this image).

Royal Thames Yacht Club Match: The Thought Yacht Winning the £100 plate.

Relics of the past - The Favourite Chair of Sir Philip Sydney.

Presentation of the Colours of the Old Westminster Volunteers to The Queen's Regiment - full page.

Colonel Ellsworth's Volunteers: The New York Firemen Zouaves (the word is faded but is Zouaves).

Reading the War News in Broadway, New York - from a sketch by our special artist (which was Frank Vizetely or Vizetelly I believe).

New Flagstaff in Kew Gardens.

Chess problem by Munshi to the King of Delhi.



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:


India in Transition - with ref. to Mr Laing Finance Minister in India

Foreign and Colonial News includes France Spain Portugal Italy Prussia Austria Russia Turkey China New Zealand.

The Civil War in America includes: Belligerent Operations on Land and Sea; Confederate States; The Border Slave States; Federal Government; Northern States; California.

The Illustrated London News Editorial.

The Court - royal comings and goings includes: Queen Victoria and Albert Prince Consort - Hon. Flora Macdonald - Hon. Beatrice Byng - miel - Princess Alice - Prince Alfred - Prince Louis of Hesse - Rt Hon. Sir George Cornewall - etc.

Imperial Parliament: House of Commons - House of Lordswith mention of American Disunion - Death of Count Cavour - Duke of Rutland - Earl Granville - Earl of Derby - Colonel Dune - Admiral Elliot - the Lebanon - etc.

The Farm. c.keenlyside.

Church and Universities: Preferment and Appointments.

National Sports.

New York Zouaves - with ref. to the assassination of Colonel Ellsworth.

Obituary of Eminent Persons includes:

Serjeant John Cross of Mortfield, Bolton le Moors, County of Lancaster.

Count Camillo de Cavour died at Turin.

Wills and Bequests include:

Right Hon. Richard Cornwallis of Brabrooke; Audley End, Essex, Billingbere, Berks;new Burlington St. London.

Joseph Tasker Esq of Middleton Hall, Essex.

Alexander Milne of St James's Place, London.

Royal Institution Lectures includes:

Mister C. T. Newton, Keeper of the Greek and Roman Antiquities British Museum.

Mr Pengelly on the Devonian Age.

Professor Tyndall on Physical Basis of Solar Chemistry.

Professor Max Muller on The Science of Language. sleekburnc.1506


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.

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 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. If there is a particular date you require in regards to this item eg. for a birthday or anniversary etc please ask.

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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Product Code (3901)
Weight 0.21kg