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The Illustrated London News. January through June 1875
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The Illustrated London News. January through June 1875

By CHINA / POLAR EXPEDITION etc)

London.: George C. Leighton.. 1875.. Firmly bound volume, three-quarter leather, 16 x 12 inches, 607 pp., index to engravings. Overseas editions of the paper on lighter paper, with the term "Foreign Postage" and "Registered at the General Post-Office for Transmission Abroad" printed on the masthead. The volume is illustrated throughout with black and white wood-engravings, single and double page, and with numerous fold-out supplements. Two of the twenty five "Extra Supplements" listed in the index are not present: one of Bishop Coleman and one of Reynard's Holiday. Several of the papers were apparently folded at one stage, and there is occasional light creasing, but overall the issues are in very good condition. Light foxing to endpapers. Topics include: CHINA: Chinese Funeral Customs, the Tomb of Yung-Lo, Ming Tomb; Chinese at San Francisco; Peace between China and Japan. Map of the Proposed Route to China from British Burmah. INDIA: article on the Duffla Expedition "The British Indian province of Assam, north east of Bengal, is situated along the course of the grat river Brahmapootra. Its more easterly districts border on the wild regions of hill and forest, inhabited by savage tribes whose very names were till lately unknown. Who had ever heard of the Looshais or the Dufflas, twenty years ago?..." ASSORTED: Views on the Slave Coast, East Africa. Much on the Civil War in Spain. Much on the Arctic Expedition (including a dramatic view of preparation of the ships in Portsmouth dockyard and a "Map of the Smith Sound Route to the North Polar Sea. Drawn by E.G. Ravenstein...." The Oxford and Cambridge Boat-race: Bird's-eye View of the Course. American Sketches: Sunday on the Union Pacific Railway. American Sketches: Saloon of a Steam-Boat. New Volcano on Camiguin Island, Mindanao, Philippines. Views in the Admiralty Islands and in New Guinea from the voyage of H.M.S. Challenger. Sketches in Iceland (with a half page view of Reykjavik). The Solar Eclipse Observatory, in the Nicobar Islands. An attractive and profusely illustrated volume with many unusual full-page and folded illustrations. .

$295.00

The Illustrated London News. July through December 1875
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The Illustrated London News. July through December 1875

By UNITED STATES / AFRICA etc) Greenaway, Kate; Lawrence Duncan, et al

London.: George C. Leighton.. 1875.. Firmly bound volume, three-quarter leather, 16 x 12 inches, 640 pp. Slight abrasion at bottom free-edge corner of front cover. A number of newspapers have the term "Foreign Postage" printed beside the masthead on the first page. The volume lacks pp 285-286. The volume features copious illustrations including numerous fold-out plates. Much coverage devoted to the Prince of Wales' travels to India on HMS Serapis. Full page illustrations relating to the Prince's trip include his travel through the Suez Canal; the Arrival in Bombay Harbour; an Elephant Battle staged on his behalf; The Prince's First Elephant Ride, Map of India Showing Prince of Wales Route; and much more. Attention to this trip dominates approximately the last half of the volume. Numerous fold-out plates record various aspects of India in the context of the Prince's visit. Volume also includes extensive coverage of the Spanish Civil War. Overall very good clean condition. Illustrated full-page features of American or Canadian Interest include: Haymaking; American Religious Camp Meeting; The Ladies’ Window at the New York Post Office; Shad-Fishing on the Hudson; Tourists at the Falls of Niagara; Driving Cattle into a Corral, Nebraska (unfolded image size 12½ x 19 inches); Bathing at Long Branch, New Jersey; The Game of La Crosse as Played in Canada; and much more. Illustrated features of British or Scottish Interest include: Pembroke College Cambridge; Wick Harbour During the Herring Fishing (folded 13 x 18½ inches); The Wine Supply of England: Messrs Gilbey’s London Establishment; and more. Illustrated features of African Interest include: The Transvaal, or South African Gold Fields; H. M. Stanley's Boat "Livingstone" Carried Overland in Africa; etc. Illustrated features of Asian interest include: Court Customs in Burmah (two illustrations on one page); Street Scene in Hong-Kong by the late E. Hilderbrandt; Natives of Burmah; the Signal Pagoda at Rangoon; View of Poonah Near Bombay; A Street in Bombay; etc. There is extensive coverage of the Arctic Expedition on the ship Pandora; also a full page of Henry Irving as Macbeth, and much more. An attractive and profusely illustrated volume with many unusual full-page and folded illustrations in very good clean condition. .

$395.00

The Illustrated London News. January to June 1878
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The Illustrated London News. January to June 1878

By KAFFIR WAR IN CAPE COLONY; CLEOPATRA'S NEEDLE) W. H. Overend; Kate Greenaway; et al. (illus)

London.: George C. Leighton.. Volume LXXII.. 1878.. A three-quarter leather bound volume, 16 x 12 inches; 618 pp. January-June 1878. Two color plates. Tipped-in centerfold illustrations. A number of newspapers have the term "Foreign Postage" printed beside the masthead on the front page. Also, a number of issues have a circular stamp about one inch in diameter identifying US library ownership and a date of acquisition. Binding and contents in good condition, overall. Four major items dominate the news: the Ninth Kaffir War (1877-1879) in Cape Colony; the Russo-Turkish War (1877-1878) ending with a treaty in March 1878; the Opening of the Paris Exhibition with numerous extraordinary structures representing different nations; the British fleet in the Dardanelles and Sea of Marmara; there is also ongoing coverage relating to the transport from Egypt to London of the obelisk dubbed "Cleopatra's Needle," with a color plate showing in in situ on the Embankment. The ongoing articles relating to the first four topics are accompanied by numerous illustrations, many of them full or double page and of exceptional quality. Other illustrated articles of more limited scale, in terms of coverage, deal with the arrival of explorer H. M. Stanley in London, carrying with him sketches relating to the Congo, recast as double-page illustrations for the London News; other illustrated articles deal with the Wellington Monument at St. Paul's; a double-page view of York minster; two pages illustrating Ostrich farming in South Africa, and much more. Overall, a most interesting volume with heaviest coverage given over to events associated with the Ninth Kaffir War. Contents in good condition, bright and clean. .

$365.00

The Illustrated London News. January to June 1883
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The Illustrated London News. January to June 1883

By IMPERIAL CORONATION AT MOSCOW, FISHERIES, etc.)

London.: George C. Leighton.. Volume LXXXII.. 1883.. Three-quarter leather-bound volume, 16.25 x 11 inches; 648 pp. plus 48 pp. Holiday Number. Tightly bound with bumped corners. Tipped in centerfolds. Many issues state: "Foreign Postage" next to masthead on front page. Tears and paper loss to several pages in margins and elsewhere. Damp stain at top of color portrait of Adelina Patti. Two sheets (four pages) loose: never bound. Numerous illustrated articles of interest, including a fascinating piece on the proposed Manchester Ship Canal. Extensive coverage given to the Imperial Coronation at Moscow (with sketches of the Kremlin) and to the International Fisheries Exhibition at Kensington "Designed to Illustrate the Fisheries of the World." Dates pertaining to the Moscow Coronation and the London Fisheries Exhibition permitted those with a passionate interest in each event to attend both. Coverage of the Fisheries Exhibition included a front page illustration (May 26) depicting the lavish "Pavilion of the Prince and Princess of Wales," located on the Exhibition grounds in an open area down-wind from the Fishery Buildings assigned Sweden, Norway, Belgium, and the Netherlands. Located at the end of the breezeway in which the Royal Pavilion is situated there is present a modest structure identified on the Exhibition's ground-plan as "Native Guano," no doubt a "must-visit" site (see pp 400 and 508). Coverage of the Coronation in Moscow features numerous double-page illustrations of the event, with full-page portraits of Alexander III and the lovely pearl-adorned Empress. Additional two-page illustrated coverage is given to cathedrals: St. Paul's, Canterbury, and Christchurch; also trawling on the Dogger Bank and The Yarmouth Herring Fishery, and a two page color plate (with flaws) by Sturgess: "A False Start: Derby." Also featured are single page Sketches of British Columbia, Laos, Bechuana Land, Tunis, New Guinea; Cairo, Scenery on the Rock Island and Union Pacific RR, two views of the Brooklyn Bridge, double-page Sketches in the Kremlin, and much more. An interesting and profusely illustrated volume with considerable attention directed toward World Fisheries and solemn events in Moscow. .

$345.00

The Illustrated London News. July to December 1871
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The Illustrated London News. July to December 1871

By CHICAGO FIRE ILLUSTRATIONS; SIR WALTER SCOTT CENTENARY) Harrison Weir, et al. (illus)

London.: George C. Leighton.. 1871.. Hard cover volume, 16 x 12 inches; 652 pp. Front and rear covers detached; spine totally perished. Tipped-in centerfold illustrations. A number of issues have the term "Printed on Thin Paper for Foreign Postage" printed beside the masthead on the front page. Missing pp. 115-118; a binding error disrupts the sequence of pp 612 to 621 (all pp present). The half-year volume is tightly bound with contents in good condition, save for occasional short tears. Particular attention is extended to coverage of the Chicago fire, with map and assorted before-and-after illustrations of the city. Additional extensive coverage dedicated to the (Sir Walter) Scott Centenary, with numerous views relevant to Scott's life and literature. Additional noteworthy illustrated articles include the opening of the extraordinary Mont Cenis Railroad Tunnel; the Smithfield Cattle Show (two full-page illustrations); a double-page "Hop Pickers"; several pages featuring the Vintage in Medoc; the double-page "Match at Football--the Scrimmage"; double-page views of Cardiff and Scarborough; a full-page illustration of the Midland Railway Hotel, Euston Road (now St. Pancras Renaissance London Hotel); Hawking; Christmas in Australia; Sardine Fishery in Brittany; "The Gate of Victory; Cairo," Harrison Weir's "Prize Cats" (1 pp) and "Prize Poultry and Dogs" (2 pp); a double-page featuring Cockney seaside revelers and another double-page featuring well-to-do picnickers, and much more. A most interesting half-year volume with extensive engaging illustrations; very good condition, with cover and spine issues noted. .

$325.00

The Illustrated London News. January to July 1880.
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The Illustrated London News. January to July 1880.

By SECOND ANGLO-AFGHAN WAR) Sturges, et al. (illus).

London.: George C. Leighton.. 1880.. Three-quarter leather bound volume, 16.25 x 11 inches; 632 pp. Tightly bound with bumped corners. Tipped-in centerfolds. Many issues state: "Foreign Postage" next to masthead on front page. Circular ink mark on some pages indicating library ownership. Several pages loose; never bound. Damp ripple across bottom corner of first 12 pages, evidently occurring prior to binding. Considerable distress to a number of pages, evidently a consequence of mailing. The listing of contents that follows features material in good condition, unless noted. Missing pages 179/180 and 181/182. Considerable coverage of the aftermath of the Second Anglo-Afghan War (1778-1880). Also coverage of the Tay Bridge disaster, the completion of the Gotthard Tunnel, the impact on the Irish populace caused by the famine of 1879, the attempt on the life of the Czar, an extensive and well-illustrated 15 page Gladstone Supplement plus extensive coverage of the New Cabinet (with illustrated four-panel fold-out). Full-page portraits include Ellen Terry, Henry Irving, Modjeska, and Sara Bernhardt. Incidental illustrated features include two full-page depictions in the territory of Minnesota (Indians and Settlers); the Oxford-Cambridge Boat-Race, Women's Rights Movement; Sketches in the Far West; double-page views of Lichfield and Worcester Cathedrals and the new Cathedral at Truro. Three illustrations in color by J. Sturgess (damp mark bottom edge corners outside print area of the Derby print; similar discoloration to the one-page side-saddle Sturgess prints with stain entering image; also short tear entering each image--no paper loss). In sum: some very interesting illustrated material amidst reams of angst-making tedium. .

$235.00

The Illustrated London News. January to December 1879
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The Illustrated London News. January to December 1879

By ZULU WAR / KATE GREENAWAY) Kate Greenaway, et al. (illus)

London.: George C. Leighton.. 1879.. Two three-quarter leather bound volumes, 16 x 12 inches; January--June 620 pp; July--December 612 pp; index at front of each volume. Tipped-in centerfold illustrations. A number of newspapers have the term "Foreign Postage" printed beside the masthead on the front page. Also, a number of issues have a circular stamp about one inch in diameter identifying US library ownership and a date of acquisition. Volume One The January to June volume is tightly bound with contents in good condition, save for damage to two color plates. Of considerable interest in an ongoing illustrated series titled Rise and Progress of Illustrated Journalism, which documents origins in the early 1600s. There is extensive coverage of the Anglo-Zulu War (1879) and the concluding months of the Second Anglo-Afghan War (1878-1880). Also, coverage of events that anticipate the first Boer War (1880). There are many double-page illustrations associated with the Zulu and Afghan Wars by artists such R. C. Woodville and Overend; one a massive fold-out pertaining to the Afghan conflict on sheet size 22 1/4 x 30 inches (tear in margin enters image 1 1/2 inches). Other illustrations depict examples of the Electric Light; Her Majesty's trip to Italy; the University Boat Race; Chinese Fortune Teller; the Dutch Arctic Expedition; Pitcairn Island; and much more. An exceptional volume dealing extensively with British military engagements in far-flung regions of the world, enhanced with exceptionally fine illustrations. Volume overall in very good condition, with tears to some pages. Volume Two The July to December volume are tightly bound with contents in good condition, save for damage to a color plate in the Christmas Number ("The Darling's Better") by Miss Edwards and another color plate ("Views on the Rhine") in the August 23 Supplement. In very good condition is the double-page "Christmas at Little Peopleton Manor" by Kate Greenaway and two other single-page color plates. There is also a full-page black and white Greenaway, "The Juvenile Christmas Party," in very good condition, and a full-page black and white F. Bernard illustration of Dickens' "Mr. Pickwick." The six month collection of weekly issues and numerous supplements places great textual and pictorial emphasis on the Zulu war in Africa (1879) and the second Anglo-Afghan War in Afghanistan (1878-1880). Greatest emphasis is placed on reportage relating to the Zulu war, with numerous double-page illustrations recording the major battles between the British and the Zulu whose King, Cetewayo, was ultimately forced to surrender. One of the most impressive of these illustrations is the black and white "March to Ulundi," which unfolds to 13 1/4 x 41 inches. Afghan illustrations depict Cabul, Candahar, Afghan military, and various military engagements. Other illustrations include the "new steam-ship Orient," which operated on the UK-Australia route; yacht racing; two pages depicting the premises of the Illustrated London News in London; new machinery featured at the Royal Agricultural Society's International Exhibition; Coursing; Irish Sketches; Sketches of Gypsy Life; Torpedo Warfare; Eddystone Lighthouse; an illustration showing recent inventions which include Edison's telephone; and much more. .

$1200.00

The Illustrated London News. January through July 1882
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The Illustrated London News. January through July 1882

By ANGLO-EGYPTIAN WAR) Greenaway, Kate, et al (illus)

London.: George C. Leighton.. Volume LCIII.. 1882.. Firmly bound volume, three-quarter leather, 16 x 12 inches, 692 pp. Slight abrasion at bottom corner of both front and rear covers along spine edge. Some issues labelled "Foreign Postage" on front page. Volume contains two copies of December 2 issue, while December 9 and 16 issues not present--perhaps the "Christmas Number" published in their stead. Water damage at bottom of "They Were Married!"--the ponderously long work of fiction accompanying the Christmas Number. Color plates: Christmas Cards (9 images) and "Married for Love." Copious Anglo-Egyptian War illustrations; the war began in earnest with the bombardment of Alexandria in July, 1882. Numerous double page illustrations focusing on battles waged during the conflict; also three extraordinary folded battle illustrations: "The Bombardment of Alexandria" sheet size 16 x 45 inches; "The Battle of Tel-El-Kebir" sheet size 16 x 45 inches; a second "Battle of Tel-El-Kebir" sheet size 23 x 30 inches. The last two were the work of Richard Caton Woodville, Jr. while the first was the work of J. R. Wells. Also included is a once-folded sheet "British Ships Engaged in the Bombardment of Alexandria," which has been cut into four parts each featuring an individual ship on sheet size 16 x 11 1/2 inches. Two of the illustrations are by J. R. Wells. The Anglo-Egyptian War dominates the July through October issues, while the remaining two months feature parades before the public and reviews of the troops before the Queen; also ceremonies in which Officers are decorated by the Queen. Additional double-page views include Views in and Around Reading, Sketch of Halifax, Sketch of Carlisle, Sketch of Plymouth, Sketch of Southampton, Sketches of Vancouver B.C., Sketches on Lower Thames (all double page) and Sketches at Hong Kong. Double page illustration: The Australian Cricketers. Several color plates: Christmas Cards (9 individual cards) "Married for Love". Coverage also of the Eira Arctic Expedition; double-page "Fire" depicting horse-drawn fire rig; double-page view "Royal Courts of Justice," and much more. A compelling volume with remarkable illustrations, with particular emphasis on the Anglo-Egyptian War. .

$735.00

The Illustrated London News.  May 13 to December 22 1854
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The Illustrated London News. May 13 to December 22 1854

By ROYAL ALBERT / CRYSTAL PALACE)

London.: George C. Leighton.. Volume 24 and 25.. 1854.. Bound volume of the weekly newspaper beginning with the issue of May 13, 1854 and resolving with the issue of December 22, 1854. Rear cover is detached; accordion folds to endpapers. Missing from the volume (never present) are issues from October 14, 21, and 28 and December 2, 9, and 30. MISSING pg 443 (vol 24) and pg 635 (vol 25).The primary focus of the volume is the War in the Crimea, with English and French forces united against those of Russia. Off-setting the missing issues are a number of illustrated Supplements, again with focus chiefly on the war. There are major tears to 12 to 14 pages; otherwise overall good condition with some very attractive non-war related illustrations. The volume concludes with a two page illustration of the disastrous Charge of the Light Cavalry at Balaclava (marred with a printing flaw). Noteworthy illustrations include the Launch of the Royal Albert; the Grand Central Railway Station at Birmingham; Crystal Palace As It Will Appear (two pages); the Egyptian Avenue at the Crystal Palace; Poultry by Harrison Weir; Map of the Caucasus; Map of the Ottoman Empire (two pages); English Military Costumes; French Military Costumes; the Siege of Sebastopol; Map of the Seat of War; Action at Balaclava--Charge of the Scotch Greys; Fitting Out a War Steamer (ship); Napoleon III; and much more. The volume is quite heavy; cost of postage can be quoted with an inquiry. .

$365.00

The Illustrated London News. July to December 1883
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The Illustrated London News. July to December 1883

By CHINESE SUBJECT MATTER etc.)

London.: George C. Leighton.. Volume LXXXIII.. 1883.. Three-quarter leather bound volume, 16.25 x 11 inches; 648 pp. plus 48 pp. Holiday Number. Tightly bound with bumped corners. Tipped in centerfolds. Many issues state: "Foreign Postage" next to masthead on front page. Damp ripple across bottom margin of Holiday Number, evidently occurring prior to binding. Numerous illustrated articles of interest, including eleven of Vietnamese or Chinese interest, of which five are double-page. Titles include "On Board an Opium Hulk at Shanghai," "Examining and Packing Chinese Manufactured Rifles--Shanghai," "War Preparations in China--The Arsenal Shanghai." Also, a double page group of illustrations that feature, centrally, "Saigon, the French Settlement"; full title: "Sketches of Tonquin and Lower Annam, Cochin China." Additional illustrated articles of interest include a series on the Fishing Industry in England; Sketches in the Soudan; the Tower of London; the Suez Canal and additional Egyptian material; two double-page views of cathedrals (Gloucester and Hereford); Scotland Yard; the GPO First Day Parcels Post and many more illustrated articles including Cider making and Water Polo. Contents generally in very good clean condition .

$365.00

The Illustrated London News.  July to December 1870
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The Illustrated London News. July to December 1870

By FRANCO-PRUSSIAN WAR)

London.: George C. Leighton.. Volume LVII.. 1870.. Three-quarter leather bound volume, 16.25 x 11 inches; 604 pp. Tightly bound with bumped corners; leather spine perished. No index. Pages 25 and 42 missing. Water stain at bottom of front and rear endpaper, having virtually no impact on adjacent pages of newspaper. Extensive coverage, through text and illustration, of the first five months of the Franco-Prussian War.(1870-1871). The July issues of the weekly newspaper are filled with engagingly illustrated domestic matter: The Queen's Garden Party at Windsor; Opening the Thames Embankment; Prize Dogs and Thoroughbred Horses, etc. and foreign curiosities: the I-Chang Gorge in China; the Natives of Ceylon, etc. With the outbreak of War, the focus shifts almost entirely to coverage of the French and Prussian conflict, which very quickly turned against the French with a series of defeats: the Siege and Surrender of Metz; the horrific Battle of Sedan which saw Napoleon III taken prisoner with 100,000 of his soldiers, and ultimately the Siege of Paris, lasting over three months, resulting ultimately in the defeat of the French and collapse of the Second Empire. The London News closely follows the progress of the war and their illustrations make clear the magnitude of the loss of life and the destruction wrought on battlefields and ultimately on Paris. The newspaper would serve as a valuable resource for those interested in studying this conflict in detail. .

$335.00

The Illustrated London News. January through July 1871
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The Illustrated London News. January through July 1871

By "BALLOON POST" ILLUSTRATIONS)

London.: George C. Leighton.. Volume LCIII.. 1871.. Three-quarter leather bound volume, 16.25 x 11 inches; 650 pp. Tightly bound with bumped corners. Index at front. Missing 613 and 652. Many issues state: "Printed on Thin Paper for Foreign Postage." Extensive coverage of the final months of the Franco-Prussian War (1870-1871) and the Siege of Paris. Numerous illustrations from within Paris under siege are identified as "Sketch by Balloon Post" (see below). Coverage continues through the Treaty of Frankfort (May 1871) and the creation of Alsace-Lorraine (map illustrates new German-French border). Coverage also of the rise of the Commune and its final collapse with extensive executions etc. Volume provides a comprehensive documentation (with extensive illustrations) of these events. The wikipedia entry: "Balloon Mail" contains the following: "Historically, balloons were used to transport mail from Paris during the Siege of Paris of 1870-71. About 66 unguided mail balloons were released from Paris to communicate with [the] outside world, of which the great majority succeeded in delivering their cargo." Double-page views include "The Late Sorties From Paris (Balloon Post"); "The Germans Entering Paris. The Champs Elysees," "The Burning of the Tuileries," a stunning one-page view "Grand Opera House," and much more. Domestic news includes the double-page illustrations "Opening of the Royal Albert Hall"; "Derby Day at Epson"; a half-age view of the Royal Court Theatre, Sloane-Square, and more. For those interested in the final days of the Franco-Prussian War and the rise and fall of the Commune, this volume is a must. .

$335.00

The Illustrated London News.  July to December 1872
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The Illustrated London News. July to December 1872

By CHINA / JAPAN / BOSTON)

London.: George C. Leighton.. Volume LXI.. 1872.. Three-quarter leather bound volume, January through June 1872 year of The Illustrated London News. Black and white illustrations, 640 pp., 16.25 x 11 inches. Tightly bound volume with perished lower portion of leather spine. Most centerfolds tipped in. One color plate. Index at front. A number of issues state: Printed on Thin Paper for Foreign Postage; consequently, there are fold lines to some issues resulting from overseas mailing. A number of issues have been bound in an eccentric (to be polite) manner; Supplements to several issues (including August 3 and August 10) not present while other issues find the Supplement bound prior to the issue it is intended to supplement, or otherwise misplaced. Tears to several pages but contents overall in good condition, clean and bright. The volume features full-page illustrated material of considerable interest including extensive illustrated coverage of the Far East, with numerous full and double page images. Several full page and tipped-in double-page illustrations relate to the Imperial Wedding in China while other full page illustrations celebrate the opening of the first steam railway in Japan. Additional full or or tipped-in double page illustrations (hereafter TDP) relate to the meeting between Stanley and Livingstone in Africa (plus a half page map showing Livingston's explorations). Further illustrations include the Diamond Diggings in South Africa (TDP); also present is a front page depicting a diamond Sorting Table. Additional views include London Bridge swarming with vehicles and pedestrians (TDP); the City of Salisbury (TDP); a Bird's-Eye View of Boston (TDP) plus much coverage of the great Boston fire. Needless to say, there is much, much more by way of illustrated material. In sum, a most interesting volume with contents in good condition offering stunning illustrations on a wide variety of topics. .

$350.00

The Illustrated London News. 1869 - (01 - 06). January 2 to June 26
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The Illustrated London News. 1869 - (01 - 06). January 2 to June 26

By SUEZ CANAL / INDIA)

London.: Illustrated London News.. Volume LIV.. 1869.. Bound volume, January through June 1869 year of The Illustrated London News. Black and white illustrations, 652pp, 16 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches, leather spine and corners with cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Cover extremities rubbed, 3 inches of leather from head and tail of spine missing, front joint /hinge split but still hanging on, rear board detached. Interior is clean and tight: occasional light foxing to interior pages, missing 1 leaf (443-444) classified ad, chip to lower right corner of page 397 (well outside image area), creases to a few pages. FEATURED ITEMS: The New Overland Route to India. The Mont Cenis Summit Railway, crossing the Alps to Italy. An article on the project reads: From Brindisi, a short sea passage to Alexandria etc. 81, 101, 104, 129; The Railway Tunnel of the Alps 152, 153. Numerous full-page views of the landscape and the railroad under construction, and also interesting views of the tunneling through the mountains with diagram of the project. Extensive coverage: The Isthmus of Suez Maritime Canal; the canal under construction. A stunning tipped-in double page view: Bird's-Eye View of the Entrance to the Suez Canal from the Red Sea 396-397. See list of additional views below. Striking full-page portrait: General Grant, the New President of the United States 260. DOUBLE PAGE TIPPED IN ILLUSTRATIONS: The Volunteer Review at Dover 356-7, The Thames Embankment from the Temple 380-381, Bird's-Eye View of the Entrance to the Suez Canal from the Red Sea 396-397, The Crimea Revisited: ruins of the City of Sebastopol 540-541. FULL PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS (A SAMPLING): Scenes from the Christmas Pantomimes, two pages, each with two images (4 and 5}, Harlequin Robinson Crusoe; Puss and Boots and the Miller's Son; The Gnome King; Turko the Terrible, Mashabroom Peak, Little Thibet 8, The Boulevards, Paris 44, The Organ Mountains Rio de Janeiro 57, The Meyrick Collection of Armour 88, Town and Port of Brindisi 180, The Prince and Princess of Wales in Egypt 200, 201, General Grant, the New President of the United States 260, The Isthmus of Suez Maritime Canal at Port Said 261, The Isthmus of Suez Maritime Canal Near Kantaba 281, The Isthmus of Suez Maritime Canal Lake Timsah 284, The Isthmus of Suez Maritime Canal: Ismailia 312, The Isthmus of Suez Maritime Canal: The Cutting Near Chalouf 336, Londonderry, Ireland 460, Belfast, from Newtownbreda 493, Prize Cow and Sheep 588, Prize Dogs in the National Dog Show 600, The Great Eastern Leaving Sheerness With the French Atlantic Cable 636. ILLUSTRATED ARTICLES include: Opening of a new Dock at Singapore; The Gaiety Theatre, Strand; Milford Sound, New Zealand; Hong King Regatta; New Globe Theatre, Strand; The New Overland Route to India; "Suppression of the Slave Trade on the East Coast of Africa; Rangoon, British Burmah; "The Explorations at Jerusalem; The New Treaty Port of Hakodadi, Japan. .

$675.00

The Illustrated London Almanack
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The Illustrated London Almanack

By COLOR WOOD ENGRAVINGS)

London.: Illustrated London News.. 1865.. 84 pp booklet, 11 x 8 inches, in paper wraps (torn and chipped with paper loss). Color plates by Leighton Brothers. Contents in very good condition. The Almanack lists the booklet's contents as follows: "The Calendar, Duration of Moonlight, Time Sun and Moon Rises and Sets, High Water at London Bridge and Liverpool Dock, Wild Flowers of the Months, Anniversaries, Festivals, and Occurrences." Additional listings regarding events of the past year plus a Zodiac and an annotated calendar for each month of the new year. Numerous wood engravings in addition to four colored wood-engraved plates depicting the flowers of Spring, Summer, Autumn and Winter. .

$95.00

The Illustrated London News. 1870 - (01 - 06). January to June
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The Illustrated London News. 1870 - (01 - 06). January to June

By IRELAND)

London.: Illustrated London News.. Volume LVI.. 1870.. Bound volume, January through June 1870 year of The Illustrated London News. Black and white illustrations, 668pp, 16 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches, leather spine and corners with cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Cover extremities rubbed, leather spine missing, front and rear boards detached. Interior is clean and tight: occasional light foxing to interior pages, missing large view of Oxford (evidently never bound in) plus pages 319/20, 457/8 and 584/5, creases to a few pages. FEATURED ITEMS: Sketches from Ireland: numerous illustrations with commentary on conditions in Ireland, with emphasis on the rural impoverished. DOUBLE PAGE TIPPED IN ILLUSTRATIONS INCLUDE: The Council Chamber in North Transept of St. Peter's, Rome 8/9, Proposed New Building of the General Post Office, St. Martin's-Le Grand 372/3, View of the Creuzot Colliery and Ironworks, in Burgundy 396//7, A Debate in the French Corp Legislatif 421/2. FULL PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS (A SAMPLING): Scenes from the Pantomimes (two pages, each with two images) 28/29, The Nicobar Islands, Indian Ocean 69 (two images), The Meat Market, Smithfield, at 2 in the Morning 77, The Duke of Edinburgh in China: Landing at Hong Kong and Hong Kong Club (two images) 112, The Sewers of Paris (two images: sight-seeing) 128, Waterfall Near Penang 137, A Brown Study (black child) 141, Junction of the Three Tributaries of the Missouri 193, Government House, Calcutta 224, Government House Fort, Calcutta (front page) 237, Opening of Columbia Fish Market 257, The Old Palace at Bhurtpore, India 268, Prince Arthur in Canada 269, Proposed Channel Railway Ferry, Dover 272, The Channel Railway Ferry 288/289, The Mall, St. James Park Chateau of St. Germain 344, A Tiger Hunting Party in India 352, St. Peter's Rome, from the Borghese Villa Gardens 357, Sketches in Ireland 381, Prize Dogs 400, The Universities Boat Race: Cambridge Winning 408, HM Corvette Volage 461, Sketch from the Road between Marathon and Athens 473, Sketches from Ireland: The Pig Fair at Trim 480, Lincoln Horse Fair 488, Professor Tyndall Lecturing at the Royal Institute (front page) 493, The Building of London University in Burlington Gardens 500, The Central Jewish Synagogue, Great Portland Street 512, Scene on the Upper Yang-Tze, China 552, The Red River Expedition in North America: Ojibways and Crees (two images) 569, Prince Alfred in Ceylon (two images) 613, Prize Horses 625, Charles Dickens 629, The Hill Tribes Near Peshawur 632, The Railway Hotel (London and Northwestern) Liverpool 664. ILLUSTRATED ARTICLES include: Railway Through the Thames Tunnel; Bagusa, Dalmatia; Prehistoric Remains in Jersey; Snow Plow on the Grand Trunk Railway; Boundary-Post Between the United States and Rupert's Land; The Red River Innsurrection; The Disturbance in Paris; Charles Dickens Last Reading; Central Pacific Railway in Nevada; The Thames Subway at Tower Hill; The Disturbance in Paris. .

$335.00

The Illustrated London News. 1930 - 07

By DIVING)

NY.: International News Company.. 07- 1930.. July 19, 1930 single issue of magazine in wrappers as issued, color and b/w ills, 97-144 pp, folio 15 x 10 in (37 x 27cm). Small piece at lower left of cover missing, centrefold coming loose, else very good. Centrefold two color photos of "A Zulu Induna - and His Wives - in South Africa". One page with b/w ills "A 1426 -ft. Dive in a Steell Ball: The Beebe Record Descent in the Sea off Bermuda". Also great full page color ad for Capstan cigarettes, featuring a woman water skiing (with a huge pack of the cigarettes!). .

$25.00

The Illustrated London News. 1876 - (01 - 06). January to June.  ONE VOLUME
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The Illustrated London News. 1876 - (01 - 06). January to June. ONE VOLUME

By INDIA / AFRICA)

London.. Volume LXVIII.. 1876.. Bound volume of issues, January through June 1876 of The Illustrated London News. Black and white illustrations, tipped-in centerfolds, 616pp, Index to Engravings for Vol. LXVIII, 16 x 11 1/4 inches, leather spine and corners with cloth-covered boards (hardbound). MISSING one sheet (p.357/358). Cover extremities lightly rubbed; interior tight and clean with foxing to endpapers, intermittent library stamps (mostly in upper right corner), page 357/358 missing. Many of the issues have light horizontal creasing (from distribution method of the magazine, before it was bound). Overall very good condition with tight binding and well-preserved spine. Extensive coverage of the Prince of Wales travels to India. The documentation begins with the Prince's arrival in Ceylon and progresses through his various excursions through India; the coverage resolves with his homecoming in May, and includes illustrations of a lavish ball and an exhibit of some of the animals brought back from his travels. There are copious single and double-page illustrations of his travels including a number that depict a hunting expedition on elephant-back, the prince shooting at various wildlife from his perch in the howdah. Other illustrated items include the Russian Circular Ironclad Novgorod, Lieutenant Cameron's Expedition to Central Africa, including views of Lake Tanganyika and a full-page map, the War in Herzegovina, the H.M.S. Challenger in Tahiti and elsewhere. Of American interest are the full-page illustrations and articles dealing with Prison Life at Blackwell's Island, N.Y. and a variety of full-page illustrations relating to the Centennial Celebration in Philadelphia, many focusing on African-Americans. .

$450.00

The Illustrated London News.  Australasian Edition. 1890 - 01 - 04  (January). (CENTREFOLD: WALT WHITMAN, THE AMERICAN POET)
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The Illustrated London News. Australasian Edition. 1890 - 01 - 04 (January). (CENTREFOLD: WALT WHITMAN, THE AMERICAN POET)

By WALT WHITMAN)

London.: Illustrated London News.. 01-04- 1890.. Complete January 4, 1890 issue of newspaper, black and white illustrations, 28pp, 16 1/2 x 12 inches. Library stamp to a few pages, staples removed (small pinhole visible in centerfold), scattered foxing, thin band of dampstaining at upper edge well outside images, some light soiling and a few short edge tears; overall good condition. The centrefold image has two sets of binding holes and light vertical creasing, but no library stamps or foxing. Cover image "The Lord Mayor's Show: Queen Elizabeth", double page centerfold portrait illustration "Walt Whitman, The American Poet", full page illustration "Nitrate Works in Chile", etc. .

$65.00

The Illustrated London News. 1867 - (01 - 12). January to December. BOUND IN TWO VOLUMES
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The Illustrated London News. 1867 - (01 - 12). January to December. BOUND IN TWO VOLUMES

By PARIS INTERNATIONAL EXHIBITION)

London.: Illustrated London News.. 1867.. TWO BOUND VOLUMES. 1867 year of The Illustrated London News. Black and white illustrations, 660+724pp, Index to Engravings for Vol. L, 16 1/4 x 11 3/4 inches, leather spine and corners with cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Cover extremities rubbed, leather spine has deteriorated with pieces missing, front hinges/joints split but still attached and rear boards detached on both volumes. Interior tight and clean with occasional light foxing, missing three leaves (pp 45/46 and 271-274) all croquet related, soft creases to a few pages, a few loose pages. FEATURES: Paris International Exhibition, issues depict the Opening onwards with numerous illustrations (volume two carries on with topic to closing of exhibition). VOLUME L includes SINGLE PAGE ENGRAVINGS: Travelling between Vera Cruz and Mexico City; The Great Fire at Yokohama, Japan, Viewed from the Bluff (with text in upper and lower margins); images from the Atlantic Yacht Race; The Bourse, Paris and The Little Bourse, Paris; The Intercolonial Exhibition, Melbourne, Australia; The Holborn Valley Viaduct; The Oxford Crew and The Cambridge Crew (with article on the University Boat Race between them); The Reporters' Room and The Reporters' Gallery at the House of Commons; two views of Cairo; HALF PAGE ENGRAVINGS: The Fire at the Crystal Palace; Halt of British and Japanese Troops on a Field-Day Near Yokohama; Scene from "Antony and Cleopatra" (with Miss Glyn); DOUBLE PAGE ENGRAVINGS (tipped in): City of Dunedin, Otago, New Zealand (accompanying article on page 342); Interior of the Proposed Royal Albert Hall of Arts and Sciences, Kensington; ARTICLES: Capture of a Slave Ship off Madagascar, Africa: Bechuana Camp on Vaal River. VOLUME LI includes: Extensive coverage of Paris International Exhibition including articles on military, plus articles on telegraphy and artillery (Krupp Gun), manufacture of extensive range of goods from trains to porcelain, issues cover the exhibition through to closing; DOUBLE PAGE ENGRAVING (tipped in): Naval review at Spithead; Cape Town...Viewed by His Royal Highness the Duke of Edinburgh (top half of both pages only); FULL PAGE ENGRAVINGS: images from the Paris Exhibition, Visit of the Tycoon of Japan, Steamer Euphrates, Bhootan and Mandalay, Dundee City View, English Railway Surveying Party Cutting a Road from Lake Nicaragua to the Atlantic, Incidents of Hop-Gathering (two pages), Unloading Tea Ships in the East India Docks, Arab Horses, Prize Dogs, Prize Animals at the Smithfield Club Cattle Show, etc. .

$785.00

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