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CHATHAM DOCKYARD Kaffir War South Africa PARIS EXHIBITION Wellington Memorial St Pauls London


The Illustrated London News

DATED 1878

An Original Weekly Newspaper: 12 pages (24 sides)


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:

HMS Northampton in Chatham Dockyard: Lowering an 18 Ton Gun into the Battery - full front page by W. H. Overend.

The Oliver magazine For Infantry Soldiers and New Accoutrements for Infantry Soldiers - half page (hp) showing three soldiers and how they should wear and the manner in which to shift the magazine bag, supply ammunition to expense pouch etc .

Troop Boats At Chatham Dockyard.

The 1st Voyage - from a Painting by A. E. Emslie - full-page (fp) engraving of an old sailor or fisherman with two children in a small boat.

The Wellington Monument in St Paul's Cathedral - double page (dp) engraved/drawn by J. Liddell

The Kaffir War: Driving the Kaffir's Out Of Iron Mount and Waterkloof - fp by Melton Prior.

The Kaffir War: Amusements in Camp, Fingoes dancing a war dance - hp.

HMS Garnet an Unarmoured Corvette - hp; in full sail.

Paris Exhibition Supplement: Sleekburnc.

Marshall MacMahon Opening the Paris Exhibition from the Great Tribune in Front of the Trocadero Building - fp.

Two further full page illustrations on the Paris Exhibition entitled: Reception of Foreign Princes and Ambassadors - Reception of the Commissioners at the Entrance of the British Section.

Chess Problem by J. H. Thompson of Derby.

Two hp engravings on the opening of the Paris Exhibition entitled: The President and the Prince of Wales (Albert Edward) before the Buildings in the British Section - Scene in Front of the Pavilion of the United States Section.


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:

Illustrated London News Editorial.

The Court - Royal Comings and Goings with mention of Queen Victoria - Rev. H. Montagu Butler of Harrow School - Lady Julia Lockwood - Lady Napier - Ravenbury - Madame Van de Weyer - Princesses Christian and Beatrice - Hon. Hobart Pasha - Countess Bruhl - Mr Theodore Martin - Hon. Evelyn Paget - M. Reive - Hon. Frances Drummond - Lady Susan Bourke - Viscountess Halifax - Duke and Duchess of Teck.

Church Preferments and Appointments etc. with mention of Rev. W. D> Maclagan of Kensington - Rev. Llewellyn Jones of Little Hereford nr Tenby - Rev. J. H. Barber of St Barnabas S. Kensington - Mr John Henry Smith of Purleybury House - Rev. T. E. Bradbury of St Ann's Church Nottingham - Parish Church of Llanidan Anglesey - Rev. G. Venables of Great yarmouth - - Rev. Prebendary Burrows of Chirst Church, Albany St. .

Universities and Public Schools - lists of names

New Accoutrements For Infantry Soldiers - detailed article on how the ammunition belts, knives, other kit are carried on the person etc.

The Wellington Monument in St Paul's, mentioning Alfred George Stevens, sculptor.

Metropolitan News.

The Eastern Question (negotiations between England and Russia).

The Royal Academy Exhibition.

The Grosvenor Gallery.

Echoes of the Week - items of news and interest discussed.

National Sports mentioning: Horse Racing: At Sandown Park, Citizen, Jacobin, King of Tyne, at Newmarket - Mr W Elliott of Pegswood and H. Thomas of Hammersmith's sculled from Putney to Mortlake.

The Kaffir War.

Naval Preparations at Chatham.

The Paris Exhibition Supplement.

Obituary Of Eminent Persons, including: Admiral the honourable Sir Frederick William Grey of Lynwood Sunningdale - Sir William Mitchell of strode Ivybridge Devon.

Wills and Bequests including mention of: - his Excellency Marshall Duke De Saldanha of number 12 Gloucester Place Portman square - Miss Harriet Hurst of 37 Chester Terrace Regents Park, and of St Paul's Stamford Lincs - Mr John Muggeridge of the Dell Tunbridge Wells and Carshalton Surrey - Mr Charles Stanton Gray of Chelmsford - Mrs Augusta Nona Hunt of Godstone and Nelson square Blackfriars - Adml Sir Charles Eden of number 9 Queens gate Place - Adml Sir Adolphus Slade.

SleekburnC. 1105

This is an original USED antique newspaper not a scan and not a later re-print. If there is a particular date you require in regards to this item eg. for a birthday or anniversary etc please ask. The Illustrated London News was a magazine founded by Herbert Ingram with the first edition appearing on 14 May 1842.

The four digit number in brackets in title is for my reference only. It measures 395 x 290 mm (15.5 x 11.25). The spine is loose with binding witness marks where once bound, there is age yellowing to the pages. There are no colour images unless stated. It states two supplements (on front page) but only one is present. Some of the pages are 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. 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 other pages missing, as they run in sequence, but if you're 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 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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