Title: The Illustrated London News (Complete Double...
Publisher: Herbert Ingram, London, England
Publication Date: 1854
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition
Overview and condition: complete double issue number containing pages 597-636 including two Supplements; previously disbound from bound volume; double-page fold-out engraving detached but present and shows a few short closed edge tears to right edge; pages lightly aged. Rich with spendid engravings throughout for most feature articles and primary news items, lengthy regular columns, all containing detailed reportage of London, local, domestic, colonial, and foreign news and events, history, politics, law and crime, economics, trade, architecture, personalities, art, theatre, and music. Highlights of this issue include: lead article The War Debates; Omer Pacha in the Crimea (with front-cover engraving); Foreign and Colonial News (including America, India and China, The War in the Crimea); Birmingham and Midland Counties Fat Cattle and Poultry Exhibition; "The Trial of the Pyx" (with engraving); The Steam-Ship "Europa" (with engraving); Steam-Engines and Trashing-Machines at The Smithfield Club Cattle Show (with engraving); Reigate National Schools (with engraving); Battle of Inkerman - The Final Effort of the Russians (with double-page fold-out engraving "The Battle of Inkerman - Final Effort of the Russians, and Joint Charge of the French and English Troops"); Incidents of the Storm in the Crimea; Notes on Siege Operations and Field Fortification (with several small drawings); Reminiscences of the War on the Danube - From a Correspondent; Festivities at Hawkstone (with subheadings The Ball, The Grotto, The Red Castle; with six engravings: "The Hon. Rowland Clegg Hill"; "Hawkstone House, The Seat of Viscount Hill"; "Entrance to Hawkstone Park"; "The Red Castle"; "Ball at Hawkstone, To Commemorate the Majority of the Hon. Rowland Clegg Hill"; and "The Grotto"); Loss of the Steam-Ship "Prince" (with engraving); The Wreck of the Steamer "Nile" (with engraving); Issue No. 718 and Supplement entitled "MEETING OF PARLIAMENT" with lead article "Opening of Parliament" (subheadings include The Royal Speech; The Debate; House of Commons); The New Houses of Parliament (with several drawings and engravings, including "Escape of Mary Queen of Scots From Lochleven - Bronze Bas-Relief, By Treed, in the Prince's Chamber"; "Members' Staircase, House of Commons"; splendid front-cover engraving "Entrance to the Star-Chamber Court, New Palace-Yard"); Parliamentary Portraits (with engravings of The Duke of Leeds; Mr. H.A. Herbert, M.P.; The Hon. E.F. Leveson-Gower, M.P.); Spahis at the French Battery (with engraving); Balaclava (with engraving "Balaclava, The Scene of the Successful Cavalry Charge"); The Siege of Sebastopol - From our Special Correspondent; The Storm in the Crimea - From our Special Correspondent (with two engravings, each entitled "Storm in Balaclava Bay" and one subheaded "Capt. Frain saving the sole survivor from the 'Wild Wave'"); The Sandbag Battery; The Attack on Petropaulovski (with "Plan of Petropaulovski"); lengthy War Obituary; Ensign James Hulton Clutterbuck (with engraving); Sewing By Steam (with engraving); Brigadier-General William Burton Tylden, Commanding Engineer (with portrait engraving); The Hospitals at Scutari (with engraving); French Ambulances (with engraving); The Bane and the Antidote - Mr. Bright on the War; and Mr. Absolom Watkin on Mr. Bright ("We have not hitherto been able to make room for Mr. Bright's mischievous letter, on behalf of his friend the Czar; but we now produce it, with Mr. Watkin's reply, so that our readers may have the bane and antidote both before them"); full-page engraving "Sandbag Battery Defended by the Guards - Sketched on the Morning After the Battle of Inkerman"; His Imperial Majesty Napoleon III (with full-page engraving); extensive Lists of Killed and Wounded; two-page musical score "The Heroes of the Crimea" (The Poetry of Charles Mackay; The Music by Frank Mori). Bookseller Inventory # 007466
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