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Original Victorian Antique Newspaper THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS Dated 1878: SOUTH AFRICAN WAR Berlin Congress Meeting PARIS EXHIBITION Kaffir Fort Jackson NAVAL RECRUITS. Plus much more; see main description for detailed content and condition.

Original Victorian Newspaper THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS Dated 1878 SOUTH AFRICAN WAR Berlin Congress Meeting PARIS EXHIBITION Kaffir Fort Jackson NAVAL RECRUITS William Cullen Bryant the American Poet


Original Weekly Issue

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 British Plenipotentiaries at the Berlin Congress – 3 portraits on the front page of: The Marquis of Salisbury, Earl of Beacons field, Lord Odo Russell

The Radziwill Palace, the place of meeting for the Congress at Berlin (also front page)

The Kaffir War – 2 half page illustrations entitled: – Kaffir Mode of Carrying of the Wounded – Spirit Shop Upcountry on the Road to Fort Jackson

Double page with 6 portraits of plenipotentiaries at the Congress of Berlin they are:

Prince Gortschakoff of Russia – Prince Bismarck of Germany, president – count Andrassy of Austria – count Shouvaloff of Russia – Mahomet Ali Pasha of Turkey – M. Waddington of France

The Paris Exhibition: the City of Paris Building, Central Park, Champs De Mars – full page

The Late Mr William Cullen Bryant, American Poet and Journalist – half page portrait

Manner of Swearing-In Recruits to Our Indian Native Army – half page. c.keenlyside.

Full page with 4 quarter page illustrations entitled: – The Turkish Shoemaker – Water Drinkers at the Japanese Fountains – Dutch Women in the Dutch Pavilion – Making Coffee In the Kitchen of the Algerian Pavilion, Trocadero

Plan of the Hall of the Congress at Berlin

Paris Exhibition: The Italian Facade – full page

Paris Exhibition: the Norwegian Pavilion – half page

Two quarter page portraits of: – The Later Right Honourable Russell Gurney MP – the late Mr J a Macgahan

Chess problem by WH Taylor of Yokohama

Double page blank backed pull-out illustration of The Meeting of the Congress at Berlin (the illustration refers the reader to a plan on a page that is unfortunately missing.


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 Kaffir War

(This page is loose) The Royal Institution Lectures (Minute Forms of Life), with a paragraph of contribution by:  Rev W H Dallinger – Prof. Guthrie on molecular physics – Prof Dewar on the liquefaction of gases – Prof. Henry Morley lecturing on Addison. loght. 

The Dudley Gallery – exhibition of works of art in black-and-white, mentioning: – Poynter, Marcus Stone, F Tayler, Heywood Hardy, Carl Haag, F Powell, Herkomer, Johnson, Aumonier, Knight and others

Mr Hume Websters 1st annual sale of yearlings at Marden Park (a small paragraph) – the Australians have suffered another defeat (a paragraph on cricket; small) – the new Thames yacht club matches Gravesend to the mouse and back (small paragraph)

The Congress at Berlin

Paris Exhibition

Mr Russell Gurney

Mr J A Macgahan

Obituary of Eminent Persons including: ex King of Hanover, His Majesty George Frederick Alexander Charles Ernest Augustus – Sir William Miles of Lee court Somersetshire – Rt. Hon. William Frederick Fownes Tighe, Lord Lt. of the County of killed Kenny (I think I meant Kilkenny) died at Woodstock – Sir Thomas Duffus Hardy of 126 portsdown Road Maida Vale – Very Rev Achilles Daunt Dean of Cork – Henry William Ferdinand BOLCKOW, the chief founder of the iron industry at Middlesbrough, died at Ramsgate – William Cullen Bryant the American poet of New York

Wills and Bequests mentioning: – Esther John Temperley of Braeside house Dulwich wood park – Sir James Watts of Abney Hall Cheadle Chester – Mr Edward James Jackson of Coates Crescent Edinburgh – Mr Edmund Thomas Eyton of 2 Clarinda Park in North Kingstown Ireland – Mr George Mitchell of 22 Bolton Street Picadilly – Mrs Eliza Hartland widow of Nathaniel Hartland of the Oaklands Charlton Kings Gloucestershire – the Right Honourable Anne Countess Dowager of Buckinghamshire (wife of Mr David Wilson). 2206


Eleven (+2, a double page blank backed engraving) pages ( 26 sides in all). 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 some age yellowing with some spotting.  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. The engravings vary in size.  The above list details 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 is one page missing so if you are looking for something in particular in these pages PLEASE ASK. The process of the page numbering in The Illustrated London News carry on from previous issues therefore do not start at number 1.  This item will be packaged in a tube unless otherwise requested.

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Product Code 4302 (245g)
Weight 0.245kg