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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:


..."On The Look Out" - The British Fleet in the Sea of Marmora - Full front page print from engraving by W. H. Overend - shows two sailors with a gun and small canon.

Sketches of African Travel

Women of Mazaro on the Zambesi - Showing the Mode of Carrying Water and Babies.

Hippopotamus Point on the Kwa Kwa River

The Marriage of Miss Hannah Rothschild to the Earl of Rosebery - full page print from engraving.

Russian Soldiers Entering a Turkish Village - A Sketch During the Late War - a wonderful double page print from engraving by R. Caton Woodville - a snowy scene.

Ostrich Farming in South Africa a double page of engravings from photographs by Mr C. J. Aldham of Grahamstown - individually entitled as follows:

Heatherton Towers near Grahamstown.

Birds Mustering. c.keenlyside.

Birds Drinking.

The Incubating Room - an ostrich chick in a Douglass Patent box

A Bird Sitting.

Helping Out a Weak Chick.

Coolie with The Young Birds.

Finding a Nest.

The Feather Room.

Sketches on Board the Union Steam Ship Companys Troop Ship "Nubian" for the Kaffir War.

The Doctors Parade - Teaching How to Treat The Wounded.

A Negro Minstrelsy Entertainment - - Full page of prints from engravings by Melton Prior "Our Special Artist".

Sketches of the Russian People by a Special Artist - A Poulterer - - - Milk Woman - - - Laundress - - - A Merchant - - - Peasant - - - Tradesmans Wife - - - Cleaning the Streets reive - in the markets of St Petersburg - Full page. The accompanying article makes reference to The Gostinnoi Dvor - Apraxin Rinok - Tshukin Dvor - Sennaia Ploschad - Nijni Novgorod.

The Cyclopean Walls of Gergis at Bunarbashi on The Plains of Troy - print from engraving by "Our Special Artist Mr William Simpson - info. The Biga peninsula, Biga Yar?madas?

Baking Day in a Greek Village on the Plains of Troy' (near Besika Bay) print from engraving by Mr Simpson - a woman baking in a pizza or biga style oven while the family looks on - a child playing with a toy - a cat in the window - a young couple with a baby - an old man - (info. now modern day Turkey - Be?ik Koyu, Be?ike Koyu or Be?ige Koyu - near Çanakkale ).

Chess Problem by James Pierce MA.



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.

Lord Roseberys Marriage - with a description of the wedding dress, worn by Hannah de Rothschild, at the civil ceremony - also the names of those who attended and the registrar Mr Thomas Worlock.

Astronomical occurrence in April.

The Eastern Question - Russia and Turkey.

Foreign and Colonial News includes France with ref. to the death of Rossini's Widow at Passy - Italy - Spain - Portugal - Germany - Austro Hungary - Greece - America - Canada - Australia.

The Church - Preferments and Appointments - List of names of clergy.

Metropolitan News.

Parliament with reference to The Resignation of the Earl of Derby - - The Sinking of the Eurydice - - The Congress - - and more.

Ostrich Farming in South Africa o nthe Estate of Mr A. Douglass near Grahamstown - Extracts from the book "South Africa" by Anthony Trollope.

The Pith of Parliament with reference to Racing etc.

Loss of HMS Eurydice With Three Hundred Seamen - a detailed account of the events of the sinking. Also makes reference to various towns on the Isle of White - Dr Williamson of Ventnor - The Cottage Hospital at Bonchurch - Captain Langworthy Jenkins The Master of the Emma Schooner bound From Newcastle for Poole - Admiral Foley - miel - Lieutenant Tabor - Captain Louis Ferrier.

Bunarbashi in TheTroad (near the Dardanelles ). sleekburnc.

Royal Institution Lectures include Circulation of the Blood by Professor A. H. Garrod FRS - - - Chemistry of Vegetation by Professor Dewar FRS - - - Lights and Fog Signals by Professor Tyndall - - - Domesticated Animals of the Ancients - - - Mr R. A. Proctor on The Old Age of a Planet.

Wills and Bequests include The Hon. Frances Mary Vaughan TheViscountess Forbes formerly of 3 Queen Street Mayfair and late of 107 Lansdowne Place, Brighton - - - Sir Alexander Bannerman of Elsick and Crimonmogate - - - Miss Elizabeth Halsted late of St Johns Street, Chichester - - - Mr Charles Herbert Ames late of Remenham Place Berks - - - Mr Frances Woodward late of Severn Stoke, Worcs - - - Mr Samuel parker Bidder late of Bersted, Sussex a Colliery Proprietor.

Obituary of Eminent Persons include The Right Hon. Sir Henry Thomas Liddell The Earl of Ravensworth of County Durham and Eslington park in Northumberland.

Deaths include Lieut. Col. Edward Skipper - - - Cuthbert WilliamJohnson Esq FRS at Waldronhurst, Croydon - - - Dame Mary Anne Elizabeth Price of Foxley Herefordshire - - - Rev Stephen H. Langston MA at Tunbridge Wells - - - Lieut. Col. Strachan at Upper Norwood - - - Thomas Whalley Vowe Esq of Hillside, Great Marlow and Hallaton Leics.- - - The Hon. Laldy Rowley Maria Louisa of Tendring Hall Suffolk - - - Bentley Shaw Esq JP DL of Woodfield Yorkshire - - - Mr E. Bolton King Deputy Lieut. of Warwickshire etc.

Lenten Fare.

Classified Adverts of the Day include Epps Cocoa - Oetzmann Furnishings - Dr De Jongh's Cod Liver Oil - etc.

........ And more. 3003


This is an original but 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 newspaper founded by Herbert Ingram with the first edition appearing on 14 May 1842. It was the world's first illustrated weekly newspaper.

12 pages (24 sides). It measures 400 x 280 mm (15.75 x 11inches) approx. The spine is loose with binding witness marks where once bound, and some of the pages are loose. There is a little age yellowing to the pages. There are no colour images. Some of the pages 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.

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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Condition Used
Product Code 2202 (Wt. 240g)
Weight 0.21kg