The Illustrated London News was a magazine founded by Herbert Ingram and Mark Lemon, the Editor of Punch,
with the first edition of the Illustrated London News appearing on 14 May 1842.
This auction is for:- 12 pages ( 24 sides) from a weekly issue of :-
'The Illustrated London News '
. DATED 1856
This first part of the description features a list of Images i.e. prints from engravings, sketches, drawings etc (these sometimes have descriptive articles but not always). They include :-
' Crimean Heroes and Trophies at Woolwich ' front page (showing Sergeant Christy and Sgt Samuel McGifford of 4th Battalion - Trumpeters Gritten and William Lang - with banners taken from churches of Sebastopl and what looks like a captured Eagle)
' The Gun Boat Flotilla off Portland from a sketch by Lieutenant Montagu O'Reilly ' near half page
' The Emperor of the French and Count Orloff proceeding to th e Grand Review in the Champ De Mars ' near half page
' The Yarmouth Herry Fishery - The Return of the Boats ' near half page
' Sale of Herrings on the Quay at Great Yarmouth ' near half page
' The London Season - Going To The Drawing Room ' full page engraving - a lady entering a coach drawn by two horses Sleekburnc.
' New Uniforms of the British Cavalry - 17th Lancers - Royal Horse Guards Blue - 1st Life Guards - 16th Lancers - 3rd Light Dragoons - 6th Dragoon Guards - 2nd Life Guards Royal Horse Artillery - 2nd Dragoons ' full pag e print from engraving
' Group of Silver and Porcelain - Rarities from The Sibthorpe Collection ' half page
' Museum of Science and Art in Course of Construction on the Kensington Gore Estate ' half page
The Lord Mayor Announcing the Miel Peace, at The Mansion House '
' Scene of the Recent Accident at Cork -Penrose Lane or Square '
' Commencement of the Salisbury and Yeovil Railway - At Gillingham ' near half page
' Babylonian Lions Just Received at the Gardens of the Zoological Society in Regents park ' near half page
' Wreck of the Chilian Steamer " Cazador "...' - off the Carranza rocks south west of Constitution near half page
'..."The Lily" painted by C. Baxter '
'..." In The Marshes - Morning " Painted by G. A. Williams ' shows windmills, a village and various sails of vessels - as the article states, possibley Wittlesea Mere in the Fens near half page
Chess Problem by HW
' Sunday Morning From "The Lump of Gold" By Charles Mackay - Drawn by Samuel Read ' a beautiful full page engraving of a picturesque village street families on the way to church with cottages along one side of the road - Engraved by Edmund Evans Sleekburnc.
' ..."The Mid Day Meal" Painted by H. B. Willis ' the engraving shows a scene in an open field on the coast of Sussex, two working horses and two ploughmen eating lunch near half page
' ..."A Country Churchyard" Painted by Samuel Read ' another fine example of engravings of the time "derived from his inspiration from Grays Elegy" near half page
' Ivory Carvings From Nineveh ' fifteen small engravings
' ..."Noon Day Rest" Painted by Cuyp ' a view of a shepherd with sheep and cattle - windmills in the distance near half page
' ..."The Parish Beadle" Painted by Sir David Wilkie RA ' near half page
Also articles (no engravings unless listed above) - 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 :-
The Supplementary Sittings of the Conference - "what the war has settled, and what the peace has left unsettled"
Foreign and Colonial News includes France - - - Disturbances in Span - - - The Danubian principalities - - - America - - - The Central American Question
Berangers New Son by Shirley Brooks SleekburnC.
Notes of the Week
Epitome of NEws Foreign and Domestic - Snippets of News
Collision with an Iceberg - One Hundred and Thirty Five Lives Lost off The Banks of Newfoundland - The Packet Ship John Rutledge of New York sailing from Liverpool - The only survivor was " Thomas W. Nye of New Bedford ( Massachusetts ) whose account the subjoined narrative has been taken" - the article is approx. 1300 words
Country News includes Another Suspected Case of Poisoning in Staffordshire, Mrs Ashmall a farmers wif of Ediall, Burntwood - - - The Sunderland Bottlemakers Strike - - - Boiler Explosion at Portsmouth - - - Mister Sadleirs Forgeries Sleekburnc.
Illustrated London News Editorial
The Court - Royal Comings and Goings
Imperial parliament with ref. to The Currnecy - - - Billeting of Soldiers - - - TheOath of Abjuration Bill - - - Education etc
Metropolitan News includes Dinner at the Mansion House with Nathaniel Hawthorne American Consul - - - Cambridge Asylum for Soldiers Widows at Kingston Surrey - - - Commemoration of the Battle of Alexandria - - - Whittington Club Anniversary
Monetary Transactions of the Week from Our City Correspondents
The London Gazette - includes Appointments at the war Office - - - Bankrupts
Births Marriages and Deaths
Albert Cuyp - Artist
Rural Rides - Sale of Sir Charles Knightley's Herd of Shorthorns
Many adverts of the day
........ And much more.