London. Illustrated London News. 1869.
Volume LIV. 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. Item #41728