Overall Condition: Very Good Indeed. This book weighs 6 KG when packed. Important historical moments to these volumes include The Great Exhibition of 1851,'The New Church of St Nicholas, Hamburg' Queen, Queen Victoria visiting Germany, The Beethoven festival, Pilbrow's atmospheric railway, the burning of the Bowery Theatre New York, the funeral of the Duke of Cambridge,'Visit of the Queen and Prince Consort to The Emperor Napoleon at Paris 1855', Sir Allen William Young's 1876 expedition on the'Pandora' for which he received a knighthood in recognition of his services, the death and funeral of the Prince Imperial, Louis-Napoleon Bonaparte, The Phoenix Park Murders and the departure of Sir John Franklin on what is now known as his'Lost Expedition' to the second volume at page 328.
There is also extensive coverage of the Zulu war and other military conflicts in addition to the sections of sheet music and general newspaper puzzles. To the start of volume I there is'The Kindergarten Dressing Series' from Raphael Tuck and Sons bound in, being numbers 1, 10, 5, 4 and 12 of these paper dolls. These were not originally published with the illustrated London news and have been bound in separately by the prior owner.With the full pagination being: xii, , 2-420, iv, 420, , 258-338, , 54-68, 390, 395-396, 413, 428, , 462-468, , 2-16, , 50-120, , 240-300, , 304-318, , 376-436, , 613-628, 1-32, , 226-272, 5-12, 32, , 498-616, 16; 214-236, 262-284, 238-598, 54, 214-324, , 350-367, , 378-428, 70-92, 250-280, 255-260, , 346-368, 418- 440, 398-416, 431-442, 458-480, , 482-504, , 78- 108,  170-184, , 254-266, , 54-46, , 242-256pp. First volume: Illustrated London News Volume 5 July I to Dec 28 1844. Second volume: Illustrated London News Volume 6 Jan to June 1845. Third Volume: Illustrated London News Volume 16 April 20 1850, Volume 17 July 20 1850, Supplement to the Illustrated London News November 16 1850 (Two leaves, not sequential), Illustrated London News Volume 17 Nov 30 1850, Illustrated London News Volume 17 Supplement December 14, Illustrated London News Volume 18, January 4 185, Volume 18 January 25 - Feb 8 1851, Supplement March 22 1851, Volume 18 April 19, 1851, Volume 18 May 10 1851- May 17 1851 (Finished before the end of issue), Jun 28 1851 (Starts some way into the supplement), Volume 19 July 5 1851(With supplement), Volume 19, August 23 1851, Jan 6 1866 (lacking first five leaves and is only a partial issue),'The Life and Reign of Emperor Napoleon III, Volume 69, November 25 1876- Dec 23 1876, Volume 74, January 4 1879. Fourth Volume: Illustrated London News Volume 74 March 8 1879, March 22 1879,'Wedding Number Of The Illustrated London News', Volume 74 March 15 1879, 259, , Volume 74 June 28 1879, Volume 75 September 6 1879, Volume 75, October 18 1879, Volume 82, April 21 1883, The Graphic, Volume 8, Saturday 25 1873,'The Graphic', Volume 19, March 15 1879,'The Graphic' Sept 13 1879 (starts at page 255 with no title page),'The Graphic' Volume 20 October 1879,'The Graphic' Volume 27, April 28 1883,'The Graphic' Volume 27, April 21 1883,'The Graphic' Nov 3 1883 (starts at page 431 with no title page),'The Graphic' Volume 28 November 10 1883,'The Graphic' Volume 28 November 1883,'The Graphic' Volume 33 Jan 1886,'The Graphic' Volume 33 February 1886,'The Lady's Newspaper' May 1851,'The Lady's Newspaper' August 2 1851,'Pictorial Souvenir of the Great Tichborne Case' Published at the Office of the Penny Illustrated,'The Penny Illustrated Newspaper' Vol 37 No 951 Oct 1879.
With'The Graphic' magazine's segment on the death of Napoleon III. With a coloured'Wedding Number' to the March 15 issue which celebrates the Duke and Duchess of Connaught, with a coloured plate of them both in portrait form. This entire issue is focused on the Royal wedding between Prince Arthur and Princes Louise Margaret of Prussia.
None of the volume title pages to the third volume. With several double-page spread illustrations including,'The Great Exhibition Building in Hyde Park from the North Bank','Epsom Races','HMS Dido','The Post of the Desert','Grandfather's Birthday','Christmas Eve by Heywood Hardy','General Sir Samuel Browne Entering Fort Ali Masjid,'The Zulu War: Colonel Pearsons Column Crossing the Tugela','The Zulu War: Scene of the Battle of Isandula With Lord Chelmsford's Advancing Column', The Marriage of the Duke of Connaught and Princess Louise Margaret of Prussia at Windsor','Marriage of his Royal Highness The Duke of Connaught at Windsor: Bridesmaids Waiting for the Bride'. This set only retains one of the famed large panoramas to the Illustrated London News, which is to the fourth volume,'The Zulu War - Battle of Ulundi'. Also with one coloured plate,'H. H The Prince of Wales in India'.
A fascinating selection of this Victorian periodical, bound uniformly in a stunning morocco binding. A great opportunity to own a contemporary source of the Victorian era, in a smart condition. In full straight grained morocco bindings. Externally, very smart with just some minor shelfwear to the extremities. Internally, all volumes are firmly bound.Professional repair to page 201 to volume I. To page 157-158 a closed tear has been repaired by adhering translucent sheets over the pages to volume I. Chip to the page edge of page 217-218 to volume I.
Tape repair to the first engraved title page to the second volume. Offsetting to the first leaf of the December Supplement 1850 (Third Volume of this set).
Chips to the top margin to the first leaf of Jan 1851 issue. Closed tears to the edges of 613-622 of the third vol, (June 1851 issue). Loss to the first leaf of Dec 1, 1876 which has been repaired by being laid down on to a blank sheet, therefore there is a small loss to the text of page 546 at the margin. Scorch mark to page 355 of the fourth volume (Oct 18 1879), resulting in a small loss to the text, only affecting a few words to the end of five lines. Pages are bright with just the occasional light scattered spots.
Fine - Very well preserved copy showing very little wear. Only one or two minor faults, really a very attractive copy. Quite a wide term meaning no major faults but probably several smaller ones. Often expected given the age of the book, but still a respectable copy.Some more serious faults as will. Be described in the condition report under'condition.
Good Only - Meaning one or more faults that could really do with repair. As with good only above but with other faults. Leaving a compromised copy even after repair. Really bad and possibly seriously incomplete. We only sell books in this condition where their rarity or value makes them.
Major defects will be described. Please ask for details and conditions. Please note we cannot accept USD cheques.The item "1844-1883 4vol Illustrated London News with The Graphic the Penny Magazine" is in sale since Wednesday, June 19, 2019. This item is in the category "Books, Comics & Magazines\Antiquarian & Collectable". The seller is "the-mad-librarian" and is located in Bath. This item can be shipped worldwide.