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Civil War Spain GIANT PANDA CUB Ruth Harkness LONDON FIRE BRIGADE Deparment Store Escalator Evans Oxford Street BERTRAM MILLS CIRCUS Silvesterchlausen Appenzell Switzerland BOCKSTEN MAN SWEDEN Luxor Egypt


The Illustrated London News


DATED 1937

Weekly Newspaper: 18 pages (36 sides)


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

Giant Panda Cub Caught Alive: Dr F. D. Nance of Shanghai Testing The Heart and Lungs; With Mrs William Harkness Jnr. Its Woman Captor - front page. Small piece missing from top of front page (see scan).

The Female Giant Panda Cub, Sun Lin, Caught by Mrs William Harkness Taking Food From a Bottle. Info. Ruth Harkness.

Archaeological Discoveries Made at Sakkara near Cairo by Makramallah Effendi x6photos.

Christmas in Warring Spain with Franco's and Government Troops - full page (fp) showing x2pics:

Spanish Civil War: Men of General Franco's Forces Going Up to the Front Line Before Madrid in the Snow.

Government Troops in the Snow: Men Having Their Meagre Dinner Round a Pioneer's Table in the Valdemuro-Pinto Sector.

K Battery Royal Horse Artillery Firing a Salute in Hyde Park Following The Birth of a Daughter to the Duke and Duchess of Kent - half page (hp)

The Burning of the new Underground Station at The Potsdamer Platz Berlin: Showing Firemen, and Smoke Pourring from the Tunnel - hp.


The German Air Force Luftwaffe: Testing German Machine Guns That Fire Through Propellers - double page (dp) showing x7pics.

Royal Air Force Ships of the Desert: Six of the Crew of Sand Yachts Built of Old Aeroplane Parts in the Desert near Almaza Aerodrome Cairo x3pics.

Acquisitions of the Field Museum of Natural History at Chicago: Skeleton, and Restoration of the Homalodotherium as it Appeared in Life x2pics.

Whipsnade Zoo: White Tailed Gnus x1pic.

Christmas Time Festivities and Customs - fp x6pics:

Cutlers Company Annual Boar Banque: Boars Head Carried into the Hall Preceded by Trumpeters in Livery

Custom Revived at St Mary of the Angels Song School: Boy Bishopo Blessing his Fellow Scholars.

Producing Snow From Ice. sleekburnc.

Using The Real Snow Artificially Produced at Madison Square Garden New York.

Christmas Trees in the Porch of St Martin in the Fields London.

Christmas Lights in Holland.

Birds: Elate Hornbill - Cuviers Toucan - Shoebill of the Nile.

A Portrait Re-Discovered in a French Country House Attributed to Leonardo da Vinci or Andrea Verrocchio, Recieved by the Detroit Institute of Arts, Michigan.

Discoveries at Luxor - dp showing x6pictures incl. Reconstruction Drawings by M. Robichon. Article and illustrations by Alexandre Varille and Clement Robichon. reive

Appenzell Switzerland and The Sylvester Day - dp showing x9 photos of the traditional Silvesterchlausen showing townsfolk in their costumes at new year.

The Duke of Windsor at Enzesfeld Castle near Vienna: An Historic Photograph Taken When Photographers were Officially Admitted for One Minute.

The London Fire Brigade and Som Little Know Duties - fp showing various drawing by G. H. Davis.

Methods of The London Fire Brigade - a wonderful dp of diagrams, some sectional, of Fire engines, HQ maps, Latest type of streamlined London fire engine, breathing apparatus, etc.

The Bertram Mills Chrcul at Olympia, London - dp showing x8 photos incl The Peerless Potters (fp) - Comedy Zebra - Horses - Juggling Act - Acrobats - Tight Rope - The Cumberlands Equestrian Acrobatic Team - Trubka Tiger Act with the Knie Tigers.

Complete Mediaeval Suit of Clothes Found in a Swedish Peat Bog at Bocksten - dp showing x5 photos, and article by Edgar Ingelson with mention of Varberg - Polling the Dead - Herr Albert SAndklef of Varberg Museum - Agnes Geijer of Stockholm. Info. Bockstensmannen

The Harem of the Sultans from Mellings Voyage Pittoresque - Interior of the Seraglio at Istanbul - Muhammed II the Founder of the miel Palace of the Sultans on Seraglio hill, Istanbul - x3pics for an appreciation of The Harem by N. M. Penzer.

The Royal Family Leaving 145 Piccadilly for Sandringham:

King George Vi with HRH Princess Elizabeth.

The King and Queen Elizabeth with Princess Margaret Rose in the Car.

Kings Cross: The Little Princesses Wait Hand in Hand for Other Members of the Royal Party.

The Royal Party Entering the Station.

The Royal Car Leaving Wolferton Station NOrfolk for Sandringham House: The King and Queen, Queen Mary, and the Princesses.

The New Escalator Hall of the London Store Messrs D. H. Evans of Oxford Street - a wonderful fp diagram from a drawing by C. E. Turner with a small part sectional so you can see the driving unit made by Messrs J. and E. Hall of Dartford.

Theatre and Three Scenes from Dorothy Sayers Detective DramaBusman's Honeymoon at the Comedy Theatre: Alastair Macintyre - David Hawthorne - Dennis Arundell -Christine Silver - Veronica Turleigh - Robert Maxwell - Marti Lewis - Nellie Bowman - Christine Silver.

A Gift to the Cleveland Museum of Art, Ohio USA: The Dying Virgin Surrounded by Saints by the Master of Heilignekreuz.

Personalities of the Week page:

Sir John Bland-Sutton the Famous Surgeon at the Middx Hospital.

New Delhi and the Viceroy's House: Distant View of Home Sec. Mister R. M. Maxwell Reading the Proclamation of the King Emperor George VI - info. Rashtrapati Bhavan

Monsignor Canon Howlett.

Mr John E. Highton.

Canon Lewis Donaldson.

Major J. W. Williams Killed in action in The Lower Khalsora Valley.

Colonel General H. Von Seeckt - Organiser of the Reichswehr.

Major General Sir Cuthbert Poole.

Future Prince Consort of holland Sworn in as an Officer in the Dutch Army: Prince Bernhardt von Lippe-Biesterfeld.

Watching Her Fiance Take the Oath to Her Royal Mother: Princess Juliana With Queen Wilhelmina.

Masters from Private Collections at the Burlington Fine Arts Club - dp x9pics with text.

Old Masters in Savile Row: Burlington Arts Club x2pics.

Goodwood HouseWith the Hordern Richmond Autoplane Flying Over It, A View from the Air.

The Hordern Richmond Autoplane Outside the Thatched Hangar on the Duke of Richmonds and Gordons Private Aerodrome at Goodwood; With Mr E. Hordern.

Durlston Head Dorset - fp advert for Worthington Co. of Burton on Trent.



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:

Our Note Book page by Arthur Bryant.

The World of Science page by W. P. Pycraft: Beaks and Their Functions.

Books of the Day by Charles E. Byles.

The Monstrous Regiment The Harem by N. M. Pencer.

Theatre page by Ivor Brown.

Notes for the Novel Reader: Fiction of the Month.

Collecotrs Page: Old Masters in Savile Row by Frank Davis.

Finance and Investment by Hartley Withers.

The Playhouses - short paragraphs:

Cinderella at the coliseum with mention of Miss Edna Best - Mr Lupino Lane - Douglas Wakefield - Billy Nelson

Mother Goose at the London Hippodrome with mention of Florence Desmond - Mamie Soutter - George Owen

Puss in Boots at the Lyceum with mention of George Jackley - Marjorie Sandford.

Balalaika at the Adelphi with mention of Eric Maschwitz - Muriel Angelus - Betty Warren -0 Clifford Mollison.

Peter Pan at the Palladium with mention of Charles Laugthon - Gerald du maurier - Elsa Lanchester - Nina Boucicault. sleekburnc. 0201


This is an original but USED vintage 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 of the Illustrated London News appearing on 14 May 1842. The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only.

It measures 358 x 250 mm (14 x 10inches) There is a little age yellowing. Some of the pages are loose, and have handling marks, blemishes due to their great age - anything more than minor will be mentioned in the main body of the description. The front page has a piece missing out of the Illustrated London News Banner (see scan). There are some binding witness marks to the loose pages. The images vary in size. There is no outer advertising page/cover. 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, so if you are looking for something in particular in this issue PLEASE ASK. The process of the page numbering in The Illustrated London News carry on from the previous weeks issue and therefore do not start at number 1. Sometimes the newspaper would have supplements which were numbered specially (eg. roman numerals or such like).

Quotation or speech marks in the text signifies 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 unless otherwise requested.

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Product Code SOLD (12)
Weight 0.3kg