London. Illustrated London News. 1861.
Vol. XXXVIII and Vol. XXXIX. TWO BOUND VOLUMES. Full year (January-December) 1861 of The Illustrated London News. Black and white illustrations, 622pp and 678pp, Index to Vol. XXXVIII and Vol. XXXIX, 16 1/4 x 11 inches, leather spine and corners with cloth-covered boards (hardbound). BOTH VOLUMES MISSING COLOR ENGRAVINGS and Volume I missing sheets 169/170 and 283/284. Cover extremities rubbed and lightly soiled, splits to spine, front joints cracking but attached, leather starting to perish; foxing and creasing to endpapers, occasional light soiling and small foxed areas. Despite these faults this is a handsome set in identical binding with interiors in very good, tight condition. January to June: FEATURED ITEMS: Extensive coverage of the days before and after the outbreak of war in America (Civil War), and articles on the American South, including: The Secession Movement, Charleston 87; Sketches in Charleston, South Carolina 94; Map of Charleston Harbor 129; Slave Auction in Richmond, Virginia 139; Fort Moultrie in Charleston Harbor: the Secession Flag Flying 194; A Barber's Shop at Richmond, Virginia 207; Portrait of President Jefferson Davis 231, 248; full-figure portrait of General Winfield Scott 247; the Crowd at Baltimore Waiting for Mr. Lincoln 266; President Lincoln delivering his Inaugural Address 99; Slavery: Images in Baltimore and New Orleans 307; A Scene in the Hall of Representatives, Washington 310; Loading Cotton on the Alabama River 423; Fort Sumter: Guns Bearing on Fort Moultrie 435; Views on the Potomac Below Washington 459; Baltimore and Ohio Railway: Tray Run Viaduct 466; The "Union" Mass Meeting in Union Square NY 471; Harper's Ferry, Virginia 479; Birdseye View of the City of Washington (Double Page) 486-487; the War Excitement in New York 498; Forts Monroe and Smith 499; Reading the War News: Broadway, NY 563; The 5th Regiment of New York Zouaves 567; View of Harper's Ferry, Virginia 571; Civil War in Virginia 574-575; Moonlight Scene on the Ohio River 583; Camp Kitchen of the New York Regiment 599.
Illustrated material of Chinese interest includes: The Treaty With China (Including illustrations: Celestials Contemplating the Barbarians and An-Tin Mun, The Gate of Pekin in Our Possession) 12, 13; Lord Elgin's Entrance into Pekin (double-page) 20-21; Tartar Outpost Near Pekin 32; Domestic Life in China and China New Year: 44-45; Peace with
China-Reading the Treaty at Pekin 47; Chinese Paying Compensation at British Headquarters 82; Curiosity-Street, Pekin 142; Sketches in China 159; Weighing the Compensation Money Extracted from the Chinese 327; Exhibition of French Spoils from China 334; Arrival at Tien-Tsin of Indemnity Money 359; Views of Summer Palace and Imperial Palace, Pekin 390.
July to December: A RUNNING FEATURE: The Queen’s Visit to Ireland; Progress of the International Exhibition's Construction.
CHRISTMAS SUPPLEMENT DECEMBER 21: Heavily Illustrated pre-Christmas number.
FEATURED ITEMS: Extensive coverage of the days leading up to and following the outbreak of war in America (Civil War) as well as articles on the American South, including: Attack on the Pickets of the Garibaldi Guard (Front Page) 47; the Long Bridge Over the Potomac Guarded by US Artillery; Capture of US' Dragoon by Guerrilla Horsemen (Front Page) 71; Fugitive Slaves 83; Review of Federal Troops by President Lincoln 111; Sketches from Richmond, Virginia, the Confederate Capital 127; Fight at Hainsville, on the Upper Potomac 143; Annotated Map of the District of Columbia 144; Confederate Prisoners (Front Page) 151; Carolinian Pickets Pursued by Federal Troups 155; Attack at Bull Run 167; Engagement Between a NY and Alabama Regiment 226; Map: Richmond Virginia 261; Texas Rangers Reconnoitering (Front Page) 263; Quartermaster's Department Killing Bullocks 271; Union Troops Attacking Confederate Prisoners in Washington 283; Confederates Trapping a Boat's Crew 303; Chain Bridge Across the Potomac above Georgetown 362; Bringing in the Federal Wounded 363; Fort Ocracoke and A Confederate Deserter 411; General Mclellan Occupying the Confederate Position at Munson's Hill 438; Punishment Drill in the Federal Camp 467; Cutting Off a Confederate Dispatch Galley on the Potomac 470; View of St. Joe, Missouri 491; The Fight at Ball's Bluff, Upper Potomac (Front Page) 511; Federalist Retreat from Ball's Bluff 514; Destruction of the Federal Merchantman Harvey Birch by the Confederate War-Sloop Nashville (Front Page) 535; Federal Picket on the Potomac etc. 567, 570, 571; The Seizure of Confederate Copmmissioners on Board the British Mail-Steamer 583; British Controversy over the Seizure (Front Page) 591; Mississippians Passing in Review Before General Beauregard 610; Torchlight Procession Honoring M’Clellan 611; The Storyteller in Yokohama 147; Sketches in Japan: Government Boat and Custom-House Yokohama 162-163; the Outrage on the British Embassy at Jeddo 367; Sketches from the Interior of Japan 418; Escort of Matchlockmen 422.
Illustrated material of Chinese interest includes: The Treaty With China (Including illustrations: Celestials Contemplating the Barbarians and An-Tin Mun, The Gate of Peki in Our Possession) 12, 13; Lord Elgin’s Entrance into Pekin (double-page) 20-21; Tartar Outpost Near Pekin 32; Domestic Life in China and China New Year: 44-45; Peace with
China-Reading the Treaty at Pekin 47; Chinese Paying Compensation at British Headquarters 82; Curiosity-Street, Peki 142; Sketches in China 159; Weighing the Compensation Money Extracted from the Chinese 327; Exhibition of French Spoils from China 334; Arrival at Tien-Tsin of Indemnity Money 359; Views of Summer Palace and Imperial Palace, Pekin 390.
FULL PAGE ILLUSTRATIONS INCLUDE: Prize Animals at the Royal Agricultural Society Show: Leeds (Harrison Weir) 78; Peterborough Cathedral 135; The Quays of Paris (Double) 158-159; View of St. Peter Port, Guernsey 170; The Female Blondin (Wire Walker) Crossing The Thames 182; Wild Boar Hunt in Algeria 195; The Mottram Viaduct on the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway 214; General View of Sydney NSW 218, 219; The Cinque Ports 255; New Russian Church in Paris 291; Santa Maria Del Fiore: Florence 306; The Falls of the Potomac 319; Suspense by Landseer 327; The International Exhibition of 1862 (Double Page) 330-331; The Exhibition of Sporting and other Dogs at Holburn 375; The Screw-Steamer City of New York 474; The University of St. Petersburg 515; Opening of St. Patrick's Bridge, Cork 595; Prize Poultry and Pigeons (Harrison Weir) 619; Prize Cattle (Harrison Weir) 622; Funeral of His Late Royal Highness the Prince Consort 671,674,675. Item #45469
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