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 Nos. 685 and 686 containing pages 501-538 including two Supplements; plus Education Census and Religious Worship Census, 1851 paginated 33 and 34 and attached to this issue (dated June 3, 1854 by the printers). Previously disbound from bound volume; light narrow waterstain along upper edges and right fore-edges of most pages (to blank margins only and not affecting pagination); periodic narrow stains along folds; rear Supplements, two double-page fold-outs and a few pages detached but present; periodic small light age spots. 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: As Affecting India, Australia, and America; short The Baltic Fleet Post-Office (with front cover engraving); regular column Foreign and Colonial News (including topics The War in Bulgaria; The Bombardment of Silistria; Grand Council of War at Varna; Negotiations with Sweden; The Greek Insurrection and King Otho; others); one-half column entry The Cure of Idiocy and Cretinism; News-Store in the Ballarat Gold-Fields (with engraving); Inspection and Gala-Day of The Royal Bucks (King's Own) Regiment of Militia, at Wycombe Abbey (with two engravings); New Grand Central Railway Station at Birmingham (with splendid full-page engraving); Sebastopol, and Its Fortifications (with double-page pull-out entitled Sebastopol and The Adjacent Coast with four narrow engravings; double-page pull-out with three engravings: Sebastopol, and Its Fortifications, on the Black Sea; 24-Pounder Brass Gun, and Remains of Turkish Frigate, at Sinope; and Fascine Battery, and Turkish Ordnance, at Sinope); poem England and France by Charles Mackay; National Sports - Epsom Races (with full-page engraving Epsom Races - The Return From the Derby; and small engraving of 'Andover.' The Winner of the Derby, 1854); short Exhibition of the Royal Academy (with two engravings of art works); first Supplement and Issue Number 686 with lead article The War on the Danube - From Our Special Correspondent; The Bashi-Bozouks (with splendid front cover engraving); The Treaty Between England, France, and Turkey; The Treaty Between Austria and Prussia; The New Quadruple Alliance; lengthy The Government, Administration, and Internal Condition of the Russian Empire (with several topics, including The Czar, The Police, The Nobility, The Serfs, The Army, The Navy, The Clergy, The Mestchane: or, Middle Class, The Knout); short Cronstadt (with three engravings); short Loss of H.M.S. "Tiger" (with engraving); short The Baltic Fleet in Elgsnabben Bay (with engraving); The Supply of Musketry and Small-Arms for the British Army; short Landing of the Royal Horse Artillery in the Bosphorus (with splendid full-page engraving); The Bombardment of Odessa (with splendid full-page engraving); The Caucasus and the Seat of War in Asia (with full-page Map of the Caucasus, and the Seat of War in Asia); Second Supplement with lead article The Circassians (with two engravings); lengthy poem Pauvre Petite Catarina, The Little Wandering Singer by Grace Greenwood; The Royal Regiment of Artillery (with splendid double-page engraving); Truths From Farmers; The Soldier's Pay and Pension - From Our Military Correspondent; rear attachment Education Census - England and Wales, Scotland; Religious Worship - Islands in the British Seas, Scotland; Additions to Census Lists Published With "The Illustrated London News," April 22. Bookseller Inventory # 007437
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