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The Illustrated London News

DATED 1956

Weekly Issue: 24 pages (48 sides)


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

Mombasa Airport, Kenya: Princess Margaret Inspecting a Guard of Honour of the 7th Kenya Battalion, King's African Rifles - full page (fp) frontispiece.

Princess Margaret Leaves for East Africa at Gibraltar; Her Arrival at Port Reitz Airport, Mombasa - fp showing x6photos including: Governor Sir Evelyn Baring - etc.

New Deep Water Berths at Dar-es-Salaam.

Mombasa - double page (dp) showing x10photos including: Municipal Stadium - The Liwali Arab Leader - Arab and Asian Moslem Women - Indian Dancing - Miss Bapsy Mehta the Indian Dancer - Sir Evelyn and Lady Baring - The Very Rev. R. B. Jubb of Mombasa Cathedral.

News in Britain - fp x5photos:

The LCC New Comprehensive School at Eltham Green, Woolwich. - Info. London Country Council.

Commercial Motor Show at Earls Court.

The Suez Conference at Lancaster House: Selwyn Lloyd - Mr Dulles with the US and British Delegations.

An Aerial Photograph of Oxford With The Line of the Proposed Relief Roads Marked.

The Launching of Mayflower II The Replica Pilgrim Fathers Ship, at Brixham.

The Cape Route v. The Canal Route: What the Suez Canal Means in Terms of Time, Distance and Cost in Oil, General Freight and Passenger Traffic - fp showing x9 drawings by G. H. Davis including a map of the routes, distances etc.

Mr Edward Crankshaw Author of Russian Without Stalin: The Emerging Pattern.

Guests of the British United Nations Association: Delegation from China with the Assoc. Director General Mr C. W. Judd - Professor Chou Keng-Sheng and others.

School of Infantry, Warminster: Mrs Pandit the High Commissioner for India with the Commandant After Unveiling a Panel of Indian Regimental Shields.

The First Full Size Model of One of the Satellites Which Will Orbit the Earth During the International Geophysical Year - fp from a photographs from Popular Science Monthly.

The Suez Canal and The New Egyptian Regime - fp showing x6photos:

General View of the Political Committee in Session in Cairo.

A Pilot Working for the Egyptian Canal Authority Boarding a Danish Ship at Port Said.

Four Russian Trainee Suez Canal Pilots Taking Notes.

Russian Pilots Presenting Passes at the Gates of The Suez Canal Co. HQ At Port Said.

Ships of a convoy Under Pilots of the Egyptian Canal Authority.

Russian Trainee Pilot Watches a Greek Pilot Take an Italian Ship Through the Canal .

Dr Nkrumah the Prime Minister of the Gold Coast Addressing the Legislative Assembly at Accra.

The Main Hall of the New Library of Canterbury Cathedral - fp from a drawing by Dennis Flanders.

Replacing the Building Bombed in 1942: The New Library on the north Side of the Cathedral - fp from a drawing by Our Special Artist Dennis Flanders.

Minoan Excavations at Phaistos x13images including plan.

Colour Supplement (center pages):

HRH Princess Margaret - fp photograph by Cecil Beaton.

Princess Margaret with the Duke of Cornwall and Princess Anne Leaving the Scala Theatre After a Children's Dancing Matinee - fp colour.

The Queen Arriving for a Private Dinner Party at Quaglino's Restaurant, St James's - fp colour.

HRH The Duke of Edinburgh Colonel in Chief 8th Kings Royal Irish Hussars.

The centre pages are loose.

Three Flowering heads of Allium Albopilosum - photo by Peter Pritchard.

The Baby Rhinoceros at Basle Zoo With Its Mother Joimothi.

Rare Hairless Mexican Dog Puppies at LondonZoo With Their Mother Tlapehuala.

Swedish Experiment: A House Built in welded Iron Plates.

Carnival on Lake Como: A Quarter Staff Fight on the Back of a Dragon.

Descendants of the Pilgrim Fathers, Preparing for the Launching of Mayflower II: Drawing Water at Plymouth Bay, Massachusetts.

Making the Fore Topmast Futtock Shrouds for Mayflower II in Port Glasgow Rope Walk of miel the Gourock ropework Co. Ltd.

A Propagating Frame with An Automatic Mist Spray at the RHS Autumn Show.

Central Park New York: A Statue of Hans Christian Andersen Reciting the Ugly Duckling.

Canadian Harry Trask Being Congratulated by the British Empire Tam Captain on Landing the Bluefin Which Won the Competition at Wedgeport, Nova Scotia.

Probably Built for Barbara Villiers then Lady Castlemaine: The Ice House Pit.

Celebrating the Arrival of The Years First Shipment of Australian Eggs: Robert Helpmann, the Famous Australian, at A Walkabout Luncheon Cutting the Sunkissed Pavlova Cake.

Preview of the 2nd International Watch and Jewellery Trade Fair at Albert Hall: Miss Anne Heywood Holding a Clock.

Collectors Page x4items.

Sketches and Drawings by John Constable at the Bethnal Green Museum - fp.

Australia Lyre Bird and New Observations by Dr L. H. Smith of Victoria, Australia - dp showing x12 photographs.

Cabbage White Caterpillars.

Personalities and Events of the Week Page:

Dr Walter Kolb the Frankfurt Burgomaster.

Mister B. R. Sen Director General of Food and Agriculture Organisation and IndianAMbassador to Japan.

Dr Frederick Soddy FRS Pioneer of Atomic Research.

Major General H. B. Klopper Commandant Union Defence Forces of South Africa.

Charles Munch Conductor of the Boston Orchestra. Sleekburnc.

Captain Harvey Captain of the Empire Chub Ministry of Transport Freighter Who Sailed his Ship to Malta from Benghazi.

The Late Mr Jack de Leon who Founded the Q Theatre.

Mr Donald Campbell the Worlds FAstedst Man on Water.

Mr Gordon Hamilton Crossed the Atlantic Alone in a Sloop.

Consecration of Bishops at Westminster: Dr Fisher - Canon J. T. Hughes of Croydon - Canon Al. L. E. Williams Bishop of Bermuda.

The New Pakistan Cabinet: Syed Amjad Ali - Mian Jaffer Shah - Mr Suhrawardy with His Grandaughter - Mir Ghulam Ali Talpur - Sardar Amir Azam Khan - Dildar Ahmed - Abdul Khaleque - Malik Firoz Khan - Abul Mansur Ahmed.

King Faisal of Iraq with King Saud of Saudi Arabia During Reive Their Meeting at Dammam.

City of Johannesburg South Africa - aerial view.

The French Naval Show Paris: Model of the French Destroyer Surcouf.

Bread Queues in Paris as the Result of a Bakers Strike: Outside a City Hall.

A 350 Ton Steel Bridge Section at Dusseldorf Pulling Over a Floating Crane and Falling into the Rhine.

13thC Fresco Discovered in the Church of San Marco, Milan.

The Etandard IV French Military Fighter Aircraft Taking Off.

Chicago: Train on Fire on an Elevated Railway Running Through the City.

International Team Chess Championships in Moscow.

The Hall of Knights at the Hague: Queen Juliana Opening the New Session.

Durban Harbour South Africa: A Whale With Her Calf.

French General Handing out Shotguns in an Algerian Village.

The Narcotic Snuffs of Eastern Colombia: Their Source, Preparation and Effect on an American Botanist - dp showing x7 pictures/photos, and article by Dr Richard Evans Schultes of Botanical Museum of Harvard University, Mass. USA.

The Variety Teatre of China in London - fp showing x7photos; juggling trapeze, plate spinning etc.

Scene from The Old Vic Production of Shakespear's Cymbeline: Derek Francis - Barbara Jefford and others.


Dry Sack Sherry by Williams and Humberts; Bodegas: Jerez de la Frontera, Spain. - fp colour from a drawing/painting by Bainbridge; back cover.

Benson and Hedges Cigarettes - fp colour. Cruise liner scene; Audrey Hepburn type lady on deck of ship. Artwork unknown.

Ford Prefect Car - fp with prices of various models.

Sodastream - hp.

Gordons Gin - hp.

British India Steam Navigation Co. Ltd - hp.


Singer Gazelle Car - fp with prices.

Esso Extra - hp.

Nescafe Blend 37 - fp.



This second part of the description features articles etc. but have no images associated with the subject matter unless listed above. They include:

Note Book Page by Arthur Bryant.

An Englishman's Impressions of the new Russia. Russia Without Stalin: The Emerging Pattern. By Edward Crankshaw. An Appreciation by Sir John Squire.

Window on the World: The Canal Still in Obscurity by Cyril Falls. Referring to the Suez Canal.

One of the Earliest Palaces of Minoan Crete: Discoveries in the Lowest Levels of the Phaistos Site. By Professor Doro Levi.

Gardening Page by Clarence Elliott.

Collectors Page by Frank Davis - A Magnificent Gift to Oxford - Part II (pottery; Yueh-Yao vase etc)

The Lyrebird by Dr L. H. Smith of Victoria, Australia.

Science by Maurice Burton - A Caterpillar Stampedes the Birds (how birds dont like cabbage white caterpillars)

Theatre by J. C. Trewin.

Novels and Books of the Day by K. John and E. D. O'Brien. SleekburnC. 2909


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 365 x 260 mm (14.25 x 10.25). It retains the outer red outlined advertising cover. There is a little age yellowing. Some of the pages are loose, and have handling marks, blemishes due to the age - anything more than minor will be mentioned in the main body of the description. The staples are rusty leaving witness marks; the centre pages are loose. The images vary in size. 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, 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 would carry on from the previous issue therefore did not start at number 1.

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.

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Product Code SOLD 1216
Weight 0.3kg