Illustrated London News 1842. Bound collection of 34 illustrated issues (544 pages), that belonged to Lord Rancliffe -a House of Commons Politician from Nottinghamshire- with his signature appearing at the top of the opening Supplement page. The publication was the first of its kind in the world – it was the first fully illustrated weekly newspaper reporting on both national and international affairs that covered topics spanning from wars and disasters to social events, the arts and sciences. The volume begins with the first published copy for the week ending May 14, 1842 -timed to report on Queen Victoria’s first Masquerade Ball- to the last issue of the year printed December 31, 1842. The collection is heavily illustrated throughout with 7500 original wood engraved sketches included. The collection includes a Preface Supplement published January 7, 1843 and an Index added to the front, and a Supplement added to the back. Each issue is filled with a classified advertisements section. The red Tax Stamp appears on the bottom of each issue.
Good general condition. All pages are intact. Bound in canvas-covered boards. Embossed cover and spine. The cover is soiled, and the corners and edges show wear. The spine is worn and weakened, and the gold-leaf faded. The pages are in good clean and legible condition. There is also the odd minor page tear or crease.
The Illustrated London News. Bound Volume For 1842. Complete First 34 Issues (May - Dec). Belonged To Lord Rancliffe