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The Illustrated London News by London Magazine - First - 1851 - from Schilb Antiquarian Rare Books (SKU: 7116)

The Illustrated London News

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The Illustrated London News

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1851 HUGE Illustrated London News Moby Dick 1st Melville 1851 Insurrection

A rare mid-19th-century issue of 'The Illustrated London News' bound in a beautiful, leather binding.

This series of issues from 1851 to 1852 covers a wide variety of important topics, however, none are as noteworthy as the inclusion of one of the earliest reviews of the famed Herman Melville novel 'Moby Dick', which had only been released two weeks prior to this issue of 'Illustrated London News'. Other interesting topics and illustrations include:

· Inventions

o The lottery drawing wheels

o Sewing machine mechanics

o Pressure engines, drills

o Telescope, stereoscope improvements

· Sea voyages, shipwrecks, attacks by whales

· Full-page printings of music – piano, vocal scores

· Games, chess moves

· Survey of the political career of Louis Bonaparte (p.683)

o 1851 Insurrection, French Coup d'etat

· Bombardment of Salé, looting of French cargo ships in Morocco

· Illustrations of the updated House of Commons

· Account of Albert Smith's ascent of Mont Blanc

Item number: #7116

Price: $550

London Magazine

The Illustrated London News

London: William Little 1851-1852.


· Collation: Complete with all pages

o [2], 489-788, 80, 65-264, 249-360, 345-360, [2]

· Language: English

· Binding: Leather; tight and secure

· Size: ~16in X 11.5in (40.5cm x 30cm)

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The Illustrated London News
London Magazine
Leather; tight and secure
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William Little
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The Illustrated London News1851 HUGE Illustrated London News Moby Dick 1st Melville 1851 Insurrectionrare, antique, old, first edition, 1st state, provenance, signed, inscribed, dust jacket, vellum, manuscript, engravings, illustrations, leather, plates,

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