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. Item #41667
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