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The Illustrated London News

DATED 1956

Weekly Issue: 22 pages (44 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:

Montebello Islands: The Third British Atomic Explosion Showing the Mushroom Cloud Arising on 16 May - full front page.

Sir Max Beerbohm Who Died at Rapallo aged 83.

Clearing a South Coast Minefield at Fairlight Glen near Hastings and a Warning to Parents and Children - fp x6 photographs showing the Bomb Disposal Unit of the Royal Engineers at work

Maya Designs Incised in the Walls of Tikal Rooms - small drawings.

A Chimu Culture Pre Inca Vase.

Calcutta Scenes During a Muslim Feast: Thousands of Indian Muslims Kneeling on the Lawn in the Maidan - hp photo.

Calcutta: Muslims Gathered Together to Parya in a Calcutta Street During The Feast of Idu'L-Fitr - hp.

Rabat Morocco: Soldier of the Royal Moroccan Army March Through the Streets.

Aden: Angry Anti British Demonstrators Hold Up a Car Carrying the Governor and Lord Lloyd.

Large Model of The Mombasa Port Development Scheme on View in London.

Cenotaph in Whitehall: German War Veterans of the 116 Panzer Division Laying a Wreath.

A Tornado Hitting the State of Michigan USA.

Tornado Damage in the City of Flint, Michigan - aerial view.

Built by Swan, Hunter and Wigham Richarsdon at Wallsend: The New Norwegian America Lines's Flagship Liner Bergensfjord With the Revolutionary Aluminium Superstructure, Leaving the Tyne.

The Submarine HMS Explorer Believed to be the First Powered by High Test Peroxide.

Near Ottawa: Burnt Out Ruins of a Convent Rest Home After a RCAF CF 10 0Jet Fighter Crashed into the Building.

Military Exercise Run Aground VII: A Beach Recovery Vehicle On Eastney Beach, Portsmouth.

Anniversary of the National Savings Movement: Sir Anthony Eden Greeting the Queen i Guildhall - with others.

Princess Margaret and Countess Mountbatten Visiting One of the Classrooms of Dorton House, School for the Blind at Seal - with others; talking to a little boy.

Laker's Ten Australian Wickets for 88 Runs at The Oval - fp. Cricketers mentioned include: Jim Laker - K. Mackay -W. S. Surridge - C. C. McDonald - R. Swetman - R. R. Lindwall - J. Wilson - I. W. Johnson - A. K. Davidson - P. B. H. May - and others (not mentioned)

President Coty at the Unveiling of the Memorial to the French Army 1914-18 in Paris x2

Sailing into Hong Kong Harbour in an Amphibious Jeep: Australian Ben Carlin On His Way Round the Word, With His Companion Mr B. Henley - hp.

The Amphibious Jeep Half-Safe: Mr Carlin Driving Through the Streets of Hong Kong

Oundle Public School:

Boys Working in The Metal Shop.

The Wood Shop.

The Art Studio.

Boys Working n a Rolls Royce Engine With Their Tutor

IN the Physics Laboratory.

The School Bookshop in the Town of OUndle.

Singing Hymns in the Great Hall.

In a Cloister Attic.

The Laxton School.

Boys in Their Study in Laundimer House Listening to a Record Player.

The School Tuck Shop. Sleekburnc.

The Headmaster Mr G. H. Stainforth with the Head Boy John Clark.

The School Chapel (exterior).

Inside the Chapel.

Before Morning Prayers: Boys Leaving Their School Books on the Wall Outside the Great Hall.

Boys Studying School Notices IN the Cloisters.

A Dormitory in St Anthony's House.

Lunch in St Anthony's.

Boys Rowing at Henley.

Playing Cricket near the New Pavilion.

The Laxton School an Independent School Closely Associated with Oundle School.

Boys Leaving Crosby House With Their Books.

Members of the Cadet Force at Drill Outside Crosby House.

Boys Gathered in the Cloisters Where the QUee4n Mother Was to Be Greeted On Her Arrival.

HM Queen Wearing the Full Dress of Colonel in Chief of the Coldstream Guards; Mr Edward Seago's Equestrian Portrait of the Queen to be Exhibited at the Laing Art Gallery Newcastle on Tyne - a wonderful full page page colour supplement with text.

Never Previously Recorded by the Camera, the Colourful Courtship of the Cuckoo Wrasse x8 colour photographs taken by Dr Douglas P. Wilson at the Plymouth Aquarium - Double page colour supplement.

A Grave Discovered Near Cologne in Western Germany:

A Frankish Prince's helmet of 1350 Years Ago Recently Discovered in Large Tome West of Cologne: The Magnificent Morken Helmet, of Gilt Bronze with an Elaborate Frieze - fp colour photograph by W. Haberey.

A Reconstruction of the Grave of the Frankish Prince About AD 600 Discovered During the Demolition of the St Martin's Church at Morken, near Cologne.

Charon's Obol a Gold Piece of the Byzantine Emperor Tiberius Constantinus Found in the Mouth of the Frankish Prince.

Hand Grip of the Buckler

A Button of Meerschaum - info. Sepiolite

Detail of the Buckler x3

Bronze Basin

Green Glass Tumbler

Paintings of the Barbizon School Exhibited at The Hazlitt Gallery 4 Ryder ST London x6 images.

Drawings: Elinor Leyland by James Abbot McNeill Whistler - - Four Heads by Gerard David - - Portrait of Madame Conipa by Louis Boulanger.

A Silver Ritual Casket From the Walbrook Temple of Mithras - x4 phtographs of the casket on a full page with text.

A House Which Turns at the Touch of a Button, Built By Engineer Dr Angelo Invernizzi of Verona: Villa Girasole at Marcellise, Verona - x4 photographs incl a diagram of the moving parts etc.

Personalities and Events of the Week page:

Air Marshal Sir Walter Lloyd Dawson Inspector General of the Royal Air Force.

Two former German Officers Asked to Advise on W. German Defence: General Halder Former German Officer and Field Marshal Von Manstein.

Mr D. B. Irving London Electricity Boards New Chairman.

Mr David Marshall The Chief Minister of Singapore.

Mr R. J. Cruikshank Former Editor of the News Chronicle - info. Robert James Cruikshank.

Miss Violetta Elvin the Ballet Dancer.

The Right Rev. I. S. Watkins Nominated as Bishop of Guildford.

Sir John Macpherson New Under Secretary for the Colonies.

Athens: President of the German Federal Republic Professor Heuss, Being Greeted by King Paul of the Hellenes, as He Leaves the Train.

In Memory of the Founder of the Royal Flying Doctor Service: The John Flynn Memorial Church Opened in Alice Spring, Australia - in the picture are Sir William Slim and Rev. J. Grey Robertson and others.

Theatre: Scene from The House by the Lake at the Duke of Yorks - Paul Lee - Jenny Laird - Andrew Cruickshank - Flora Robson.

Scene from Look Back in Anger at the Royal Court Theatre - Mary Ure - Alan Bates - Helena Hughes - Kenneth Haigh.

Sotheby's London Auction of Works of Art including Carl Faberge with Prices Realised - fp:

16thC Pendant Jewel with Intaglio Portrait of Elizabeth I. x2

Faberge Gold Cigarette Case.

Faberge Imperial Presentation Snuff Box With Monogram of Tsar Nicholas II.

Faberge Carved Rock Crystal Vas with Flowers.

Faberge Gold Oval Snuff Box with Miniature Portrait of Prince Felix Youssoupoff.

Swiss Enamelled Gold Double Singing Bird Box by Freres Rochat.

Faberge Siberian Jade Figure of a Champanzee.

An English Gold and Moss Agate Automata Snuff Box by James Cox.

Faberge Green Jade Frog Bowl. c.Keenlyside

Faberge Gold Mounted Green Jade Paper Weight.

Badgers x2 photographs by NEave Parker.

Faberge Cockatoo Bonbonniere in Carved Pink Quartz with Opal Eyes.

Faberge Pig.

Faberge Elephant.

Scott's View On Bemersyde Hill in the Tweed Valley: New Observation Bay with Bronze Plaque.

The Simplon Tunnel from the Italian End x2.

With His Old Regiment at Hohne: Sir Winston Churchill Greeting Staff Sergeant W. Stocks of London To Whom he Presented the Long Service and Good Conduct Medal.

Winston And Clementine Churchill with Dr Adenauer the German Federal Chancellor at a Reception in Bonn.

Katmandu: the Lord Chamberlain Earl of Scarbrough Presenting a Gold and Ivory Handled Sword to the King of Nepal.

A 3Cwt Cake with Forty Candles Surmounted by a Sugar Model of London's Guildhall Made for the 40th Birthday of the National Savings Movement.

Kokkinia, Athens: A Marble Plaque Smashed by the Mayor of Kokkinia as a Protest Against the Cyprus Hangings; Commemorating the Visit of Princess Elizabeth and Duke of Edinburgh in 1950.

The King's Troop, Royal horse Artillery, Rehearsing For Their Musical Drive at The Royal Tournament - hp.

Regents Park, London: A Team of the King's Troop RHA Galloping at Speed During Their Rehearsal for the Royal Tournament - hp.


Sailor of HMS Excellent - fp for Players navy Cut Cigarettes.

Breakfast Service in Staybrite Steel by Firth Vickers - fp colour.

John Dewars White Label Whisky - fp colour; back cover

Sunbeam Rapier Car - fp colour; inside front cover

State Express 555 - fp.

Leptinotarsa decemlineata Beetle - fp for Shell Dieldrin insecticide

English Electric fp showing: 125hp 720rpm Closed Air Circuit, Squirrel Cage Motor at Wardley NCB in Durham - Gas Turbine at the Rugby Works - Wyuna Pilot Vessel of Port Phillip Sea Pilots Association Melbourne - Four twin AC Hoists to Freddies North And South Lease Area Mines in Orange Free State.

Thames Board Mills LTD - artwork unknown.

Daimler Car - fp


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:

Note Book page by Arthur Bryant.

Window on The World by Cyril Falls - Cyprus: The Search For a Way Out.

Adventures in the American Past: The Rise and Fall of Maya Civilization by J. Eric S. Thompson; and Inca Adventure by Bertrand Flornoy - An Appreciation by Sir John Squire.

Oundle School, Northamptonshire .

Cuckoo Wrasse.

Collectors Page by Frank Davis.

Casket Found at Walbrook Temple of Mithras with mention of Professor W. F> Grimes - Mrs Audrey Williams - info. London Mithraeum.

Gardening by Clarence Elliott - Placing Lewisias.

Revolving House Villa Girasole at Verona - caption article approx 180 words.

Science Page by Maurice Burton: Nocturnal and Diurnal Animals.

Theatre by J. C. Trewin.

Book Reviews by K. John and E. D. O'Brien.

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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 advertising cover and pages. There is a little age yellowing. Some of the pages have handling marks, although this is a very clean issue. The staples are rusty leaving witness marks. 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. Sometimes the newspaper would have supplements which were numbered specially (eg. roman numerals or such like).

The descriptions of the contents are in my own 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 (3016)
Weight 0.3kg