London. Illustrated London News. 1868.
BOUND VOLUME. July through December 1868 year of The Illustrated London News. Black and white illustrations, 644pp, Index to Engravings for Vol. LIII, 16 1/2 x 11 1/2 inches, gilt embossed pictorial cloth-covered boards (hardbound). Cover extremities rubbed, couple of short splits to spine cloth, decorative nameplate to front paste-down, cut and tape residue to verso of front free endpaper where the frontispiece "View of Edinburgh" has been excised, interior tight and clean with occasional light foxing. ALL COLOR PLATES MISSING. VOLUME LIII FEATURES: The Abyssinian Expedition: extensive coverage of the Expedition including numerous full page engravings (see a listing of some of the Abyssinian Expedition images below), The Revolution in Spain (multiple full page views). The volume includes: DOUBLE PAGE ENGRAVING (tipped in): The Grand Staircase at the New Foreign Office 100-101, Norwich View of the City from Mousehold Heath 172-173; FULL PAGE ENGRAVINGS: The Queen's Garden Party at Buckingham Palace 9, Lancaster from the Moor 73, Prize Horses 96, Prize Cattle 97, Opening of the Thames North Embankment to Foot Passengers (front page) 117, Progress of the Construction of the New Blackfriars Bridge 121, A Chinese Wedding in Shanghai 121, Alaska Territory: Late Russian America two pages, each with two images (including view of Sitka) 136, 137, Leaves from a Sketch Book five views of Norwich 169, Sketches in British Columbia 232, 233, Panama Fort 292, Break-Up of the Yukon River 296 (two images), Hon. Anson Burlingame, Ambassador of the Chinese Empire, with the members of His Legation 325, Metropolitan Railway: Interior of the Kensington Station 337, The Horses Morning Bath at Calcutta 360, The Campaign on the Punjab Frontier 385, The War on the Punjab Frontier 441, The Reading Room at the Imperial Library, Paris 409, Australian Birds and Animals 426, San Francisco, California, from the Bay (3/4 page: 8 x 15 inches), Bloem Fontein, Orange Free State, South Africa 473, Temple of Phra Kien, Mankok, Siam 489, Bhopal, Central India (3/4 page) 561, Prize Poultry 576, Prize Cattle and Prize Sheep (two images, each with sheep and cattle) 584-585, Fairy Gifts 600, Preparing for the Pantomime at the Lyceum Theatre, The Abyssinian Expedition: Return of the Army from Magdala 5, The Abyssinian Expedition: The Naval Rocket Brigade Firing Rockets at Senafe 33, The Abyssinian Expedition: Costume of a Native Chief 49, The Abyssinian Expedition: A Dinner in the Native Style 53, The Abyssinian Expedition: The Elephant Train 104, The Abyssinian Expedition: Ruins of the Ancient City of Adulis 224; ILLUSTRATED ARTICLES ON: The Earthquake in Peru; New Zealand; Drury Lane Theatre: Scene from The King O' Scots; The Entrance Gate of Yokohama, Japan; Sketches from Alaska (Indian Dance and Indian House Interior). Item #48043
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