London. Illustrated London News. 1869.
Volume LIV. Bound volume, July through December 1869 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. Interior is clean and tight: occasional light foxing to interior pages, missing 2 leaves (175/6, 415/6) croquet related, creases to a few pages, pg 45/46 detached, creased and soiled (in outer margins). FEATURED ITEMS: Many articles and wood engravings depicting scenery, towns, bridges etc. of the Union Pacific Railway, including a view of Pullman's Sleeping Car (exterior) and two interior views; views of Salt Lake City; extensive coverage of the opening of the Suez Canal, see partial list of images below; double page view of Town and Port of Macao (tipped in). DOUBLE PAGE TIPPED IN ILLUSTRATIONS: "Exeter" (city view) 180-181, The International University Boat Race two images approx 6 1/2 x 19 inches 228-229, The City of Chester from the South Side 348-349, Blackfriars New Bridge Over the Thames (approximately 7 x 18 1/2 inches), Her Majesty Opening the Holborn Valley Viaduct 484-485, Her Majesty Opening the Blackfriars New Bridge 496-497, Town and Port of Macao 532-533 (approximately 19 x 6 1/2 inches), View of Athens With the New Railway Station 532-533 (approximately 19 x 6 1/2 inches), Opening of the Suez Canal: Blessing the Canal 588-589, Prize Cattle, Pigs and Sheep 612-613. FULL PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS (A SAMPLING): Landing of the French Atlantic Telegraph Cable Near Brest 8, The French Atlantic Telegraph Cable: Arrival of the Great Eastern off Brest 36, The Bermuda Floating Dock 21, Summer Evening on the Paris Boulevards 29, "Henry Wandsworth Longfellow" portrait 61, Prize Cattle 104, Prize Horses 105, The Union Pacific Railway...a Prairie Fire in Nebraska 121 (image 7 x 13 1/2 inches), "The Union Pacific Railway: Salt Lake City" (city view) 129, Prize Foxhounds 133, Hunting Guanacoes In Patagonia 153, The Union Pacific Railway: Weber Valley Tunnel and Skull Rock (two views) 161, The Place of Arms, Havannah, Cuba 193, Gathering Bilberries 277, Corsica...the Harbour 289, "Scenes in New Zealand: Bay in the Island of Kawau and Bay of Islands" two views 304, Forest Scene in Cuba 313, Flamingoes...Sandwich Harbour, South Africa 364, South African Travel: Breaking up the Camp at Daka 378, The Holborn Valley Viaduct: View Looking East 386, Circa de los Posas--Cuba 394, Ancient Hindu Temple at Bindrabund 401, "Wreck Chart of the British Isles for 1868" 433, "The Thames Subway at the Tower" four images approx 4 x 4 1/2 inches 440, Town and Port of Wellington, New Zealand 476 (approximately 7 x 13 1/2 inches), The Great Eastern Leaving Portland Harbour 508, Murree, in the Punjaub 512, Mushroom Culture in France 552, Prize Dogs 600, "Prize Turkeys, Ducks, and Pigeons" 601, Opening of the Canal: the Procession of Ships 608, The High Priest at Nablus Reading the Pentateuch 625, Yachts Entering the Red Sea from the Suez Canal 649. ILLUSTRATED ARTICLES include: New Zealand; South Africa; The Union Pacific Railway: Omaha Terminus (City View); Pullman's Sleeping Railway-Car; the Amsterdam Sea Canal; Opening of the Suez Canal. Item #41733