1878 ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS Shipka Bulgaria PLEVEN Xhosa War HUGH SWINEY Victorian Newspaper (1102)

Product code: 1102 (Wt. 241g)
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SHIPKA PASS BULGARIA Russo-Turkish War PLEVEN John Welsh American Diplomat KAFFIR XHOSA WAR Hugh Bladen Swiney THOMAS WRIGHT FSA Dardanelles TROAD


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:


Death of Lehmann Pasha in the Trenches in the Shipka Pass - full front page print from engraving.

Two scenes from the Pantomimes - Puss in Boots at Covent Garden and The White Cat at Drury Lane.

Sketches from the Kaffir War in South Africa: Galekas and A Woman with Their Children and Two Men - - Fingoes - - Conubie Village and Police Taking and Burning Kaffir the Houses - - Cocanah Where Inspector Hoenin and Seven Police Were Shot - - Ibeka Where the First Fight Took Place Between Fingoes and Galekas. A full page of sketches by J. R. Ashton. Info. aka Xhosa Wars - Cape Frontier Wars in what is now the Eastern Cape in South Africa.

The Town of Plevna From the Road to Lovatz - double page print from engraving from a Sketch by Mm. Szathmari and Koenen. Info. aka Pleven in Bulgaria. Mathes Koenen.

The New Minister Plenipotentiary of the United States of America Mister John Welsh - engraving showing a portrait of him from a photograph by F. Gutekunst of Philadelphia.

On The Road From Plevna: Turkish Prisoners - double page print from engraving which is blank on the reverse - "from a sketch by C. Szathmari the Court Painter to the Prince of Roumania". Info. Carol Pop de Szathmári or Szathmary.

The Late Captain Hugh Bladen Swiney Killed miel on The North West Frontier of India.

The Late Mister Thomas Wright FSA - Compiler of Historical Literature. sleekburnc.

The War and SKetches by C. Szathmari Court Painter to the Prince of Roumania: Osman Pasha's House Miel in Plevna - Osman Pasha LEaving Plevna - Street In Plevna - Bridge In Plevna.

SKetches in the Troad - aka Biga Peninsul.

The Tomb of Achilles.

The Ancient Dardanus on the Dardanelles.

Full page.

Red Wolf From Buenos Ayres at the Zoological Societys Gardens.

The Japanese Corvette Kau-Go - a ship.

Chess Problem by S. H. Thomas



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 includes ref. to The War Between Russia and Turkey.

Births Marriages and Deaths.

The Court - Royal Comings and Goings.

The Imperial Order of India - A new Order of Distinction with a list.

The Church - Preferments and Appointments;- shows a list of new appointments incl. Godfrey Pigott Cordeux Vicar of Ravenfield etc.

The War - Russia and Turkey.

Foreign and Colonial News includes:

France with mention of M. Gaulthier de Rumilly - M. Desseaux - M. Ducamp - M. Paul de Cassagnac - M. Francois Vincent Raspail - etc.

Italy - The Death of King Victor Emmanuel.




America with mention of Governor Rice of Massachusetts - - The Bland Silver Bill - - The New Orleans, New York Clearing Houses.




Politics includes Meetings on the Easter Question - - Meeting at Townhall Newcastle on Tyne and Mr Hamond MP - - Mr A. C. Barclay and Sir henry James at Taunton - - - Mr Samuel Morley MP - - Meeting at Holmfirth of The Chief Constable Mr Garside - - Mr Pell and Mr Heygate Members reive for S. Leicestershire Speak at Hinckley - - etc.

Distress in South Wales and Lord Aberdare.

Christian Knowledge Books.

Charitable Institutions inc, National Refuges for Homeless and Destitute Children in Great Queen Street London- - Poor Law Training Ship Exmouth in the Thames off Grays - - Meeting of The Post Office Orphan Home at Aldersgate Street - - Masonic Benevolent Institution at Croydon - - Friends of The Royal Ear Hospital Institution in Frith Street Soho - - etc.

The New American Minister - Mister John Welsh ...Son of the late John Welsh a shipping merchant of Newcastle Delaware.

The Kaffir WAr - with a letter from Lieutenant J. S. Furniss Commanding Detachment of Capetown Volunteers dated at The Springs 17 Nov.

The Royal Institution Lectures - The Geysers, Convection, Expansion and Evaporation by Professor Tyndall - - - Conduction and Radiation of Heat by Professor Tyndall - - - Invisible Heat, The Solar Spectrum.

The Late Captain Hugh Swiney - a description of the campaign in which he was killed.

Music. c.keenlyside

The Theatres - The Queens - The Lyceum.

Echoes of the Week.

The Japanese Navy.

The Magazines.

The Rev. Dr Angus at Glasgow.

Obituary of Eminent Persons incudes:

The Right Hon. sir Henry Willoughby - Lord Middleton died at his seat Settrington House at Birdsall in Yorkshire.

The Rev James Bowling Mozley DD died at the Vicarage Old Shoreham in Sussex.

Staff Commander H. B. Yule died at the Rectory, Shipton on Cherwell in Oxford - (son of the Third Lieutenant on the Victory at Trafalgar).

Michael Angelo Hayes RHA the Well Known Irish Painter died at Dublin from an Accident.

Short Death Announcements include - Marquis of Ailesbyryt - - - Commander Hugh Henry Monk Magrath RN - - - John O'Connor O'Leary Esq at Bombay - - - Robert Trotter Esq of Twyford Lodge, East Grinstead - - - Lt.Colonel Francis Swanson at Poonah - - - The Rev. Thomas Wynne Edwards MA of Plas Nantglyn Denbighshire and Vicar of Rhuddlan, and St Asaph - - - The Rev. Charles James Le Geyt Vicar of St Matthias Stoke Newington - - - Lady Bethune (Coutts) widow of Major Gen. Sir henry Lindesay Bethune died at Prince's Gardens London - - - Joshua Cunliffe ingham Esq of Overthorpe House, Yorkshire.

Wills and Bequests include:

Dame Elizabeth Ann Gomm widow of the late Field Marshal Sir W. M Gomm of 10 New Street Spring Gardens.

Miss Margaret Goding late of St George's Place Hanover Square.

The Right hon. Edward Granvill Earl of St Germans late of Port Eliot, St Germans in Cornwall.

Sir John Tyssen Tyrell late of Boreham House, Essex.

John Calthrop Esq late of Stanhoe Hall, Norfolk.

Bequeathed - The Hon. Mrs Howard of Ashtead park Surrey - - - Mr William Muter - - - Mr John Freeland a Glasgow Merchant.

Adverts of the day.sleekburnc. 1201


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.

13 pages (26 sides). It measures 400 x 280 mm (15.75 x 11inches). The are binding witness marks to the spine where once bound; there is age yellowing to the pages. The images are in black and white unless otherwise stated. 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. 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 is one page missing, so 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 1102 (Wt. 241g)
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