Product code: 1302 (Wt. 241g)
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FOREIGN OFFICE RECEPTION William Henry Waddington PYOTR ANDREYEVICH SHUVALOV Lord John Russell FRANCE Liberal Club Walbrook London


The Illustrated London News

Original Victorian Newspaper

Dated 1878


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:


The Young Republican by M. Goupil - a wonderful full front page engraving from a painting by the French artist and the property of Mr J. P. Forbes Chairman London Chatham Dover Railway Co. It shows a young boy; extract from the article: "it represents a boy dressed in the fashion commonly worn by Citizens of the Republic at Paris and in the Departments at the time of the Directory, some eighty or eighty five years ago......this precocious youngster may have beeen the son of a fallen family of the old noblesse, and perhaps of a father who had lately died by the guillotine under the Reign of Terror.....".

Mister George Palmer MP for Reading; Member of the Eminent Biscuit Baking Firm of Huntley and Palmer.

Liberal Club, Walbrook, London.

Introduction of Christianity into Britain - Christian Missionaries Interrupting a Human Sacrifice - full page engraving from a painting by J. E. Christie.

The Woolwich Garrison - Mounted Sports ' full page engraving showing various equestrian activities eg. Lemon Cutting - Wiping Off Old Scores - Tent Pegging etc. c.keenlyside.

The French Minister of Foreign Affairs: M. William Henry Waddington - half page showing classic round portrait engraving.

The Kaffir War in South Africa: Fort Cox - small

South Africa: The George Cathcart Tree at Twelfth Pass, Waterkloof -small

The Russian Ambassador to Great Britain: Count Schouvaloff - info. Pyotr Andreyevich Shuvalov.

The South American Pavilion in the Champ de Mars at the Paris International Reive Exhibition - full page print from engraving.

The Late Earl Russell - full page engraving; info. Lord John Russell.

Chess Problem - dedicated to the Memory of the Late R. B. Wormald by Sigismund Hamel.

In Honour of Queen Victoria's Birthday: A Reception at the Foreign Office - a wonderful double page print from engraving with blank reverse.



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:


Births Marriages and Deaths.

The Court – Royal comings and Goings.

Foreign and Colonial News.

The Kaffir War.

National Sports.

Full page of Advert.

Music: The Royal Italian Opera.

Her Majesty's Theatre.

Opera Comique with mention Miel of Mr W. S. Gilbert and Dr Arthur Sullivan – HMS Pinafore; or That Lass that Loved a Sailor.

The Sacred Harmonic Society.

Royal Institution Lectures includes:

Mr W. T. Thiselton-Dyer on Vegetable Morphology.

Lord Rayleigh on Compound Colours, Colour Blindness.

Professor Ramsay on Geological History of Gibraltar and the Mediterranean.

Professor henry Morley on Steele as a Politician.

Obituary of Eminent Persons includes:

Earl Russell at his Residence at Pembroke Lodge, Richmond Park.

The Most Noble Elizabeth Georgiana The Duchess of Argyll.

The Right Rev. John Gregg DD Bishop of Cork, Cloyne and Ross.

Deaths (short announcements): Richard Edensor heathcote at Exeter - Stephen Alers Hankey Esq of Beaulieu Hastings died at Turin - Robert Carter Esq of The Grove, Epsom and Palmeira Sq. Brighton - Rev William Benjamin Church of Clapham Grammar School - Colonel P. M. Francis at 1 Old Burlington St - John Fisher Miller Esq of Lincoln's Inn, Barrister at Law etc, at Victoria St - Adelaide, Mrs Digby widow of Charles Wriothesley Digby, in the South of France - Admiral Henry Broadhead at Walton on Thames - The Hon. Edmund Colborne at Tours - James Whicher MD Deputy Inspect RN, of Petersfield Hants, died at RN Hospital Malta of Petersfield Hants - Anne, Countess of Buckinghamshire - Dr Robert Carruthers at Inverness, Editor of the Inverness Courier - Octavius Wigram Esq at 27 Bryanston Square.

Wills and Bequests: Sleekburnc.

The Right hon. Henry Thomas Lord Ravensworth late of Ravensworth Castle Durham.

Mr Samuel Alexander Bell late of Tylney House, Snaresbrook, Essex.

Mrs Rachel Bethell formerly of Manor House, Woodmansterne, Surrey, and late of Blackhurst, Pembury Rd, near Tunbridge Wells.

Mrs Elizabeth Sarah Whitworth late of 75 Westbourne Terr.

Mr Charles Wilson Faber formerly of Northaw, Herts., and of Brighton, and Late of San Remo, Italy.

Mr Cuthbert William Johnson late of Waldron Hyrst or The Waldrons, Croydon.

List of the Order of the Star of India.

List of Colonial honours.

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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. 11 pages (22 sides). It measures 400 x 280 mm (15.75 x 11.25inches). There are binding witness marks where once bound, and there is a little age yellowing to the pages. Some of the pages are loose, and have minor cuts tears and blemishes due to their great. There are a few handling marks on the border of the front page (see scan); the inside pages are in a clean condition with few marks. 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, 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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Product Code 1302 (Wt. 241g)
Weight 0.21kg