Weir, Harrison; et al (illus).
London. Illustrated London News. 1863.
BOUND VOLUME. A half-year (July-December) plus issues from May through June DATES: May 23, 1863 (no May 30) - December 26, 1863 of The Illustrated London News (October 31 issue is ABSENT, NOT BOUND IN). Black and white illustrations, tipped in black and white centerfold illustrations, 549-708pp and 1-668pp, 16 1/4 x 11 1/2 inches, leather spine and corners with marbled paper-covered boards (hardbound). BOARDS DETACHED, cover extremities rubbed with leather loss to lower right corner, spine loose with chips and tears. Dampstaining to lower edge of endpapers, but not affecting interior pages at all; text block is tight and in good condition with scattered light foxing throughout. FEATURED ITEMS: Extensive coverage of The War In America (Civil War), and articles on the American South, including: Planters' Residence on the Cumbee River, South Carolina 552; Scene at Fort Moultrie During the Bombardment of Charleston (front page 605); Repairing Damages in the Casements of Fort Sumter (649); Full Page Map of the Seat of War in Virginia (689); Siege of Vicksburg with large map (27-28); Draft Resistance (Riots) in New York City and Lynching of a Negro and Burning of the Coloured Orphan Asylum (125, 129, 132, 168); Reoccupation of Jackson, MS (128); Map Illustrating Lee's Advance into Pennsylvania (156); Vicksburg Refugees (218); Assault on Fort Wagner (301); Macon, Georgia (341); Scenes on Board the Confederate Warship Alabama (361); Confederate Sharpshooters on the Tennessee River (557); Shelling of Charleston (561); Fort Sumter (564); the Battle of Chicamauga (661); View of Chattanooga and Federal Positions (664).
Considerable coverage of the opening of new railroads across Great Britain and elsewhere. 632, 113, 288-289, 325; 388; 456; 493; 653 and numerous others, for example: Opening of the Buxton and Matlock Railway (632). Discovery of the Source of the Nile: Captains Speke and Grant (5, 8, 9, 17; 20-21-22).
Japanese Material includes: Views of Yokohama (double page 260-261); Sketches in Japan (253, 256, 304, 364, 408) and more; Map of Simonoseki Bay, Japan (375).
FULL PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS INCLUDE:
International Dog Show Winners: Harrison Weir (553); Epsom Downs on a Derby Morning (558); International Dog Show Islington Prize Winners: Harrison Weir (625); International Horse Races at Longchamps (640); Sketches of Herat (645); Memorial of the Great Exhibition and its Founder the Late Prince Consort (696); Scene from the New Opera of Faust (4); Iron-Clad Steam Frigate Royal Oak (33); The Quays of Paris (double 148, 149); View of Plymouth (240); The Royal Palace at Athens (537); Prize Birds at the Birmingham Poultry Show: Harrison Weir (601); Henry VII’s Christmas Revels at Greenwich: Double Page by John Gilbert (628-629); Lily’s Ball by J. A. Fitzgerald (632).
ILLUSTRATED ARTICLES INCLUDE: Landing Pier and Landing Stairs vicinity Waterloo Bridge (636-7); Sketches of Herat (645); State Visit to the City: View of the Guildhall (double page 668-9); Inauguration of the Cavour Canal, Italy (688); the War in Mexico (692); Design for the National Memorial to the Prince Consort (double-page 48-49); Views in Melbourne, Australia (61, 112); The National Rifle Association Prize Meeting (77); Balloon Reconnaissance at the Royal Review (101); Prize Animals at the Meeting of the Royal Agricultural Society; Bush Life in Queensland (144, 145); The Herring Fishery (197); Travelling in Madagascar (233); Tour of the Lieutenant-Governor through Punjab and Cashmere (240); A Fishing Excursion in New Brunswick (249); The Telegraph to India (280-281); Modes of Travelling in India (284); Construction of Blackfriars Bridge (328); Sketches in Australia, Emu Hunt and Kangaroo Hunt, Bee-Hunters, Snake Hunters (348-349, 352-353); Nadar’s Giant Balloon at Paris holding 13 Persons (377, 584); Sydney and Port Jackson NSW (380); Road-Making on the Murree Hills, India (401); The Dwellings of the Poor in Bethnal-Green (424); Views in New Zealand (472, 473, 476, 477); Sketches from the New Zealand Gold Fields (504-505); Lady Daly, and Australian River Steamer (573); Prize Cattle, Pigs and Sheep at Smithfield Club Show: Harrison Weir (640-641). Item #45442
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