1878 ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS Dardanelles MARMARA Bolayir Xhosa Wars South Africa HMS THUNDERER Torpedo Practise (9202)

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Torpedo Practice HMS Thunderer PORTLAND Sailors NEWMARKET WINNER Xhosa Wars South AFrica Coaling on Board SEA OF MARMARA Gallipoli HMS Rupert ROYAL INSTITUTION LECTURES


Twelve pages ( 24 sides) from a weekly issue of:

The Illustrated London News

DATED 1878


This first part of the description features a list of Images i.e. prints from engravings, sketches, drawings etc (these sometimes have descriptive articles but not always). They include:

' HMS Thunderer off Portland - Sailors on Torpedo Practice, Hoisting a Whitehead "Fish" Torpedo On Board After an Experimental Run ' full page print from engraving from a drawing or painting by W. H. Overend

' The Chief Secretary for Ireland - The Right Hon. James Lowther MP '

' Ambassador at Paris, Plenipotentiary for the Congress Treaty of San Stefano - Lord Lyons ' info Richard Bickerton Pemell Lyons

' A Winner at Newmarket - Pilgrimage Owned by Lord Lonsdale ' print from engraving of a race horse from a painting by John Sturgess

' The British Fleet in the Sea of Marmora - Coaling on Board HMS Rupert off Gallipoli ' full page print from engraving by Mr Bell "Our Special Artist

' The Turkish Lines at Bolayir North of the Town of Gallipoli Along The Dardanelles Strait ' a double half page panormic engraviung - shows an extended view from the Sea of Marmara, with upper entrance to Dardanelles to the Aegean, with troops lined up, fortifications, Turkish officers on horseback, telegraph lines - looking south over the straits - a wonderful engraving

' Berlin Street Scene - An Appeal to the Police ' a quarrelsome scene between two women in a back lane, a crowd assembled and a policeman taking charge, neighbours watch from windows, a woman with a child on her back and holding on to the hand of another

' The Screw yacht Siren, for the Corporation of the Trinity House ' half page engraving showing the Trinity House Screw Yacht "Siren" de3signed and constructed by Messrs Palmer and Co. of Jarrow

' Sir Francis Henry Goldsmid MP '

The Xhosa War in South Africa:

' Waterkloof - Kaffir Chief MAcomo and His Men Running From Soldiers of the 90th, and Fingoes ' half page engraving from a drawing by "Our Special Artist Mister Melton Prior"..'

' The Fingo Camp at Fort Fordyce ' half page engraving showing the amafengu or fengu tribe (Fingo) who act as guides etc for the British - the engraving also shows the tree under which Colonel Fordyce was killed in 1853

'A Corps of Fengu Men Mustered Before Going into the Bush ' full apge engraving

' Blinkwater hill - Men Marching at the Military Post '

' Kaffir Ladies Shopping in Town '

' Birds of Paradise in Full Plumage at the Zoological Society's Gardens ' an engraving from a drawing by R. H. Moore

' Chess Problem '



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 Illustrated London News Editorial

Births Marriages nd Deaths

Calendar for the Week

The Court - Royal Comings and Goings includes:

Queen Victoria at Buckingham Palace etc. with mention of Princess Beatrice - Princess Louise of Lorne - Colonel J. C. M'Neill - Mdlle Janotha - Herr Hausmann - Viscount Dalrymple

The Prince and Princess of Wales (Prince Edward and Princess Alexandra) at Neuilly etc with mention of Miss Leigh - Madame Waddington - Duke d'Alencon

Betrothel of the Duke of Connaught to Princess Louisa Margaretha

Fashionable Marriages: Hon. Frederick George L. Wood and Lady Mary Susan F. Lindsay- - The Earl of Lisburne of Crosswood Park to the Eldest Daughter of Mister Probyn of Huntley Manor - - Hon. Albany Erskine and Miss Alice Keyser - - Earl of Lonsdale and Lady Gladys Herbert

The Eastern Question - with mention of the Russian Emperor Alexander - Count Schouvaloff - Constantinople - the Mussulman Insurrection (Muslim) in the Rhodope Mountains - General Sir Collingwood Dickson - Baker Pasha - etc

' Foreign and Colonial News includes:

France - with mention of M. Waddington -Attempt on Emperor Williams Life - M. Teisserenc de Bor - the Paris Exhibition - - T. Reive - M. Amigues for Cambrai - Chamber of Deputies - M. Albert Grevy - Colonel Denfert Rochereau - Marshal MacMahon - Captain Hugh M' Callum


Holland - with mention of M. Stiettjes

Germany - with mention of Emperor William and the Attempt on his Life Half way between the Brandenburger Thor and the Royal Palace - Heinrich Max Hodel aka Lehmann of Leipsic - Herr Forckenbeck - Betrothal of Princess Louisa Margaritha to the Duke of Connaught - Betrothel of Princess Mary to Prince Henry of the Netherlands - Count Schouvaloff

Belgium - with mention of M. Frere-Orban - M. Bara

Austro-Hungary - with mention of Herr Beer - The Hungarian Diet - Herr Tisza - The Austrian Reichsrath

America - with mention of Mr Potter the Democratic Member for New York - Mr Edward noyes - Mr John Sherman - Professor Henry

Canada - with mention the Earl of Dufferin -

Australia - Sir ARthur Blyth KCMG

The Church - Preferments and Appointments

Universities and Public Schools

Wills and Bequests include:

Mr Edward Bolton King lae of Chadshunt, Warwickshire

Mr John Ravenhill formerly of Ashton Gifford, late of 2 Waterloo Place, Weymouth

Mr Thomas Crawter late of Cheshunt, Herts

Mr John Roberts, late of Ty-issa, Llanbadarnfawr

Mr Joseph Bonomi, late of The Camels, Wimbledon Park

Our Fleet in the Sea of Marmora - with mention of Rear Admiral Sir J. E. Commerell - Gallipoli - Dardanelles - Admiral Hornby - Boulair - The Dutch Gun Vessel Princess Maria

The Lake of Bolsena


National Sports

Metropolitan News

Royal Institution Lectures includes:

Development and Growth of Plants by Mr W. T. Thiselton Dyer

Colour Absorptive Media - by Lord Rayleig FRS MA

A nocturne in Black and Yellow by Mr William Spottiswoode LL.D TrRS

Effects of Stress Upon Magnetisation by Sir William Thomson LL/D FRS

Lectures on Richard Steele and Joseph Addison by Professor Henry Morley

Music - the Royal Italian Opera - with mention of: Adelina Patti - Mlle Smeroschi - Mlle Ghiotti - Mlle Cottino - M. Miel - M. Maurel - Signor De Bassini - Signor Capponi

Birds of Paradise - with mention of the Colelction ot the Zoological Society - M. Bryn - M. Leon Laglaize of Paris

The Kaffir War

Obituary of Eminent Persons includes:

' Sir Francis Henry Goldsmid JP DL MP for Reading, Baron de GToldsmid and de Palmeira in Portugal, Was killed by an accident while alighting from a train at the Waterloo Station

Sir James Coxe MD FRCP etc of Kinnellan, Midlothian, a Commissioner in Lunacy for Scotland, Died at Folkestone

Frederick Goulburn Esq Chairman HM Board of Customs died at 57 Ennismore Gdns - short.

SleekburnC. 1805

The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only. It measures 365 x 260 mm (14.25 x 10.25 ").The spine is loose with binding witness marks where once bound, some pages are loose. There is a little age yellowing with some spotting. Some pages may have minor cuts tears and blemishes due to their great age. The engravings vary in size. There are no outer advertising pages/cover unless otherwise stated. The images are in black and white unless otherwise stated.

Quotation or speech marks in the text signifies the content in my words and not necessarily what is written on the original page. 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 so if you are looking for something in particular in these pages PLEASE ASK. T If you require information on size of articles (i.e. number of words), sizes of images, please ask before bidding or buying. The process of the page numbering in The Illustrated London News issues are applied in a yearly sequence and therefore do not start at number 1.This item will be packaged in a tube unless otherwise requested."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 SOLD 9202
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