Title: The Illustrated London News (Single Issue: ...
Publisher: William Little, London, England
Publication Date: 1850
Book Condition: VG+
Edition: First Edition
Overview and condition: complete issue containing pages 501-528, including Supplement; previously disbound from bound volume; rear pages of Supplement detached but present; pages of Supplement lightly age-browned; otherwise and overall a handsome copy. With numerous, and splendid engravings, and detailed reportage of current events, history, politics, economics, trade, architecture, personalities, art, theatre, and music, highlights include: lead article England in 1850; Daring Leap, with engraving Daring Leap [on horse] in the Dining-Room of the White Hart Hotel, Aylesbury; The London and North-Western Railway: Directors and Their Enginemen; Country News - including Daring Burglaries, Conflagration at the Chartham Paper-Mills, Daring Highway Robbery, Capture of Dartmoor Convicts, Alarming Collisions on the Eastern Counties Railway; San Francisco, in Upper California, with engraving Street View in San Francisco; The Massacre in Aleppo - Bedouins of the Desert, with engraving; Nimroud Sculptures, at the British Museum, with splendid engraving; Plymouth, A Government Mail-Packet Station, with engraving; Metropolitan News - including New Poor-Schools, Seasonable Benevolence at Nine Elms, Seizure of Illicit Spirits, Christmas Relief to the Indigent, Street Robbery and Attempted Strangulation, Births and Deaths; Presentation to the Queen of the Addresses from the City of London, and the Universities of Oxford and Cambridge, on Papal Aggression, with four engravings, including full-page Presentation of the Address of the Corporation of London to Her Majesty, in St. George's Hall, Windsor Castle; The Papal Aggression - Meetings, Events, Documents; Great Industrial Exhibition of 1851; Paris Fashions for the New Year, with engravings; Christmas and the New Year; The Royal Kitchen in Windsor Castle, with engraving; Fine Arts - Decorations of the Great Exhibition Building; Books for the Season; The Great Exhibition Building - Details of Construction, with engravings including the splendid The Transept by Night - The 'Bonfire' and South End of the Building, From the Park Road; Watering-Places of Devon, with engravings Sidmouth and Exmouth, from Starcross; music and lyrics Marina composed by N.J. Sporle with words by E.J. Gill. Bookseller Inventory # 006532
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