Product code: 4604
An original vintage newspaper. Packaged Weight range 325g



The Illustrated London News

DATED 1917

An Original Weekly Newspaper: 16 pages (32 sides)


This first part of the description features a list of images i.e. photographs, sketches, drawings, maps etc. (these sometimes have descriptive articles but not always). They include:

Horses and Men Wearing Gas Masks on a French Ammunition Team About to Enter a Danger Zone - full page (fp) frontispiece photograph by Illustrations Bureau.

British War Ship Passing Under the Forth Bridge - small

British Admiralty Statistics in Diagram - double page of (dp) diagrams Drawn by Our Special Artist W. B. Robinson showing numbers of ships, merchant vessels, losses, explosives and matials, shipbuilding etc.

Mr Lloyd George with his Uncle and Foster Father Mister Richard Lloyd.

Five images on a FP:

Belgian Machine Gun Carriage Being Drawn by Dog.

Greek Venizelist Soldiers in Macedonia.

Flagrant Case of Wanton German Barbarity: the Belgian Relief Ship Lars Kruse Torpedoed and Sunk - from a diagram drawn by Charles Pears

French Patrol of Ski Runners in the Snow. Sleekburnc.

White Clothing as Protective Coloration Used by the Italians in the Alps: Soldier Taking Food to the Trenches.

Five photos. on a FP titled: Unmolested by Submarines: "Lonely" U.S. Blockade Runners:

The USA Cargo Boat Orleans on her Arrival at the Port of Bordeaux.

Bordeaux: Civic Welcome for the Orleans with French Officers and Officials Coming on Board.

Refloated After Going Aground in the Gironde Estuary: The Rochester On Her Way to Bordeaux.

With Her Name and Nationality Painted in Colossal Letters: Rochester at Bordeaux.

Captain Tucker of the Orleans Carrying a Bouquet in the Procession in Bordeaux.

Naval Air Scouts: Type of Small Allied naval Dirigible Useful for Submarine Hunting - fp photograph with sepia style tint.

Submarine Chaser of the Air: A Remarkable Photograph From a Scouting Naval Dirigible Passing Over reive a Roadstead on its Return From a Reconnaissance Flight - double page

Map: Showing The German Retreat Around the Area of Bapaume, and the British Advance on the Ancre - fp map showing area from Wanquetin, Arras and Etaing in the North; down to Peronne Laneuville and Tincourt in the south.

Hailing a Neutral Ship From the Air: An Allied Naval Dirigible Operating at an Altitude of 230ft - half page (hp). miel

A naval Airship Just Entering A Cloud While Photographing the Coastline from 1000ft. - hp; looks like the cliffs in Dover area.

An Infantry Attack on the Somme - a wonderful dp from a drawing by A. Forestier from Material received form an eye-witness showing troops advancing to attack german front line trenches; following close behind line of bursting shells from artillery barrage fire - a night time scene.

The ATtack on Sailly-Saillisel on the Somme Half an Hour Before Sunrise: Infantry Going forward in the Mist to Storm the Enemy Positions with The Bayonet - dp from a drawing showing a second line of men moving forward in the snow with fixed bayonets, through barbed wire entanglements passed shell shattered trees.

On Board a Grand fleet Battle Ship: Upper Deck Turrets - fp.

Gunery Practice on Board a Grand Fleet Cruiser - fp from photo.

HMS Iron Duke Taking in Stores.

Officers on The Roll of Honour:

2nd Lieutenant Desmond H. Inman - Royal Engineers - of Yew Court, Sealby Yorks.

Captain A. G. Ferguson - Australian Infantry - son of Justice Ferguson, Supreme Court of NSW.

2nd Lt. R. L. Fortune - Royal Scots - Son of Rutherford Fortune, Edinburgh.

Capt. William Odell - Indian Infantry - of Co. Waterford.

2nd Lt. N. C. A. Negretti - Middx Regt. - of Manor House, Frognal, Hampstead.

Capt F. W. H. Simpson - RGA (attd RFC).

Major J. Walsh - Royal Fusiliers.

Capt. G. R. Treadwell - East Lancs Regt.

Lt. Harold Brindley Robb - Army Service Corps. - died of Gas Poisoning.

Lt. Colonel R. J. F. Meyricke - Royal Fusiliers.

Lt. Col. W. M. Macfarlane - Highland Light Infantry (att. Seaforth Highlanders).

Capt. Gerald Max Mayer - London Regt. Of Bolton Gardens SW.

2nd Lt. Kenneth Hinde - Kings Own Royal Lancaster Regt.

2nd Lt. Ronald W. A. Watts - Worcester Regt.

Lt. Charles McEachran - Devonshire Regt.

Lt. A. McW. Lawson-Johnston - Grenadier Guards.

2nd Lt. J. Roland Freeman - Northumberland Fusiliers.

An Artisticl Tea Gown - from a sketch.

A Destroyer Alongside HMS Iron Duke in the Grand Fleet.

Sand Sleighs with Awnings Used by the Red Cross in the Operations Against the Turks.

An Italian Trophy From the Carso Front: Bringing in an Austrian Big Gun Captured in the Italian Advance Beyond Gorizia.

A Sentry-Go at a Commissariat Landing Dump on a Beach Beside Salonika Bay As a Guard Against Night Thieves and Pilferers.


Miss Ellaline Terrass - fp back cover Edwards Harlene and Soaps etc. Marks and a little tatty along the edge.

Beecham's Pills.

Eno's Fruit Salt -hp.

Tootal Cotton Fabrics - fp advert showing a Man O' War type ship.

Savoury and Moore's Food for Baby.

Bell's Three Nuns Tobacco - hp.

Price's Candles.

Rowland's Macassar Oil.

Fox's FIP Puttees.

Carters Reclining Chairs.


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:

Science Jottings: Our Woodlands and The War - by W. P. Pycraft.

Ladies Page.


Plus many caption articles to accompany images.

SleekburnC. 1003

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 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 400 x 290 mm (15.75 x 11.25). It retains the outer advertising cover which is worn on the spine. There is age yellowing to the pages. 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 - anything more than minor will be mentioned in the main body of the description. The images 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 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 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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Condition Used
Product Code 4604
Weight 0.3kg