The Illustrated London News, Vol. LIX July to December 1871
by Leighton, George C. (Publisher)
London: George C. Leighton, 1871. Hardcover. VG- content; clean and bright; covers have general shelf wear with some edge fading, bumps/scuffs to corners, ruching of cloth at front hinge. Gilt bright. Hinges loosening but binding still secure. 3 issued color illustrations missing.. Light teal cloth/boards with blind-stamp decoration on covers and highly-stylized gilt lettering/decoration on spine and front cover. iv + 632 pp. (issues numbered consecutively). BW frontis and lovely bw illustrations throughout. Oversize/folio and heavy (9 pounds) and will require extra shipping. Includes a front index to all engravings. Each issue includes a series of chess moves, wills and bequests, births, marriages, deaths, times of high water at London Bridge, theatre programs, foreign and colonial news, advertisements, music, loads of gorgeous illustrations, court news, and more. Each issue has special features/articles (Scott centenary, A Day on the Findhorn, The Great Chicago Fire, Chatham mine explosion, Kelly's acquittal, snipes, Scarborough in Season, Royal Agricultural Show at Dublin, and much more. A wealth of information on social, political, economic history, the arts; everything!
(Inventory #: 156144)
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