The Illustrated London News (Single Complete Issue: Vol. XXV No. 711, November 11, 1854) With Lead Article "Why We Are Fighting, and What We Are Fighting For," Supplements, Fold-Out Engraving "A Picturesque Map of the Seat of War"
Herbert Ingram (Publisher), Charles Mackay (Editor), William Little (Printer), and The Illustrated London News
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Overview and condition: complete issue containing pages 453-500 including Supplement; previously disbound from bound volume; double-page fold-out engraving detached but present with small chip to upper edge (to blank margin only); light foxing throughout. 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 Why We Are Fighting, and What We Are Fighting For; short Artic Birds and Foxes (with front cover engraving); short The Artic Search - Captain Collinson and His Crew; The Bombardment of Sebastopol (topics include The Russian Attack at Balaclava; General Canrobert's Report on the Siege; French Journal of the Siege; A Russian Account of the Bombardment; The Naval Attack; The War in Asia; The Austrians in Wallachia - Sir Stephen Lakeman; Russian Public Opinion; Prussian Hostile Neutrality; The Aland Isles); short The Luminous Fountain at the Panopticon (with engraving); Painted Tomb Discovered at Paestum (with four drawings); The Renaissance Court, at the Crystal Palace (with engraving); Presentation of Colours to the 1st Somerset Militia at Plymouth, By the Countess Poulett (with engraving); The New Lord Mayor (with portrait engraving of The Right Hon. Francis Graham Moon, Lord Mayor); Lord Mayor's Day (with complete details of the procession arrangement, The Guildhall, and The Banquet; with full-page engraving "Allegorical Picture, by Absolon and Fenton, Painted for the Inauguration Dinner of the Lord Mayor, in the Guildhall, Nov. 9, 1854"); poem "The Raft" by Mrs. T.K. Hervey ("Suggested by an incident recorded during the loss of the 'Artic'"); Opening of the Royal Danish Railway (with several engravings: "Arrival of the King of Denmark at Flensburg"; "The King of Denmark Visiting Mr. Peto on Board the 'Cronus'"; "The King of Denmark Dining on Board the 'Cronus'"; "Woman of Tonning"; "Woman of Ostenfeldt"; "The Lutheran Bishop of Tonning"; "Flensburg"; "Railway Station, Flensburg"' "Tonning, on the Eyder"); Supplement and Issue No. 712 on "The Siege of Sebastopol" with lead article How the Russians Obtained Possession of the Crimea, and Notes on Sieges and Siege Operations From the First Introduction of Artillery to the Present Time (with engravings: "Camp of General Sir De Lacy Evans, Upon the Heights of Sebastopol"; "Camp of the Siege Train"; "Bombardment of Sebastopol - General Sir De Lacy Evans and Staff"; "Gordon's Attack With a Lancaster Gun"); The Sebastopol Batteries Firing at an Austrian Vessel (with engraving); General Canrobert and His Escort (with engraving); lengthy first-person account The Night Before the Battle and The Night After ("We lay - Blackford and I - rolled in our cloaks, on the sloping ground just opposite our huts"); double-page fold-out engraving "A Picturesque Map of the Seat of War In the Danubian Provinces, Turkey, Asia Minor, Southern Russia, and the Crimea"; Her Majesty's Gunpowder Mills, at Waltham Abbey (with three engravings); The First Day of the Season (with engraving "Fox Hunting"); Electric Telegraph for the War (with two engravings); Hospital Ship at Constantinople (with engraving); near-full page engraving "Battle of the Alma - Sketched From the Mizen-Top of H.M.S. 'Retribution,' by Lieutenant Montagu O'Reilly"); Obituary of Officers Who Fell at the Alma; The Siege of Sebastopol - From our Special Correspondent (with full-page engraving "Explosion of a Powder Magazine in the English Trenches," and numerous other engravings not detailed in this description); Bombardment of Sebastopol - Attack of Forts Constantine and Alexander By the English Squadron (with two engravings); Official Despatches (Lord Raglan's Despatches; Return of Casualties Amongst Officers From the 18th to 2. Bookseller Inventory # 007461
Title: The Illustrated London News (Single Complete...
Publisher: Herbert Ingram, London, England
Publication Date: 1854
Binding: Soft cover
Book Condition: Very Good
Edition: First Edition
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