London. George C. Leighton. 1859.
Volume XXXV. No. 2. Bound volume of the weekly newspaper, 16 x 11 inches, 654 pp. Replacement binding on spine extending to adjacent portions of front and rear covers. Contents overall in very good condition. Incidental articles include the following full-page items: Map of Lower Egypt p. 114; Ruins of the Temple of Saturn, Rome p. 171; The Capitol at Washington D.C. p. 426; The New Museum, Oxford double pp. 438/439, and much more. More extensive coverage given to the ill-fated Franklin Arctic Expedition pp. 363. 366, 367, etc. Also a number of full-page illustrated articles under the heading "Manners and Customs of the Chinese" pp. 279, 283; "Chinese Manners and Customs in Formosa" p. 443; also "Chinese Fortifications on the Peiho (Hai) River" p. 295. Considerable attention is given to the launching of the mammoth Great Eastern: examples of full page or double-page views are as follows: The Grand Salon of the Great Eastern (p. 183); View of the Ship from One of the Paddle Boxes (p. 222); The Paddle Engines-Room (p. 230); Screw-Engine Room (p. 259) Wheelhouse and Steering Apparatus (1/2 p. 266); The Great Eastern Rounding the Point Opposite Blackwall (pp 270/271); A Tribute following the death of Isambard Brunel, the brilliant Engineer of the Great Eastern (pp. 303); An article titled "Trial Trip of the ‘Great Eastern’" (p. 377) and a dramatic view titled The Town and Harbour of Holyhead, with the "Great Eastern" at Anchor (pp. 390/391). Item #55066