London. Illustrated London News. 1870.
Volume LVI. 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. Item #41849