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The Illustrated London News

 The Illustrated London News was the world's first illustrated weekly newspaper; the first issue appeared on Saturday 14 May 1842. It was published weekly until 1971 and then increasingly less frequently until publication ceased in 2003.
 The first issue of The Illustrated London News had 16 pages and 32 wood engravings covered topics such as the war in Afghanistan, a train crash in France, a survey of the candidates for the US presidential election, extensive crime reports, an account of a fancy dress ball at Buckingham Palace, theatre and book reviews, and a list of births, marriages and deaths. The newspaper also carried three pages of advertisements for items such as a taxidermy manual, Madame Bernard's treatment for baldness, and Smith's quinine tonic. Ingram hired 200 men to carry placards through the streets of London promoting the first edition of his new newspaper.
Costing sixpence, the first edition sold 26,000 copies. Despite this initial success, sales of the second and subsequent editions were disappointing. However, Herbert Ingram was determined to make his newspaper a success, and sent every clergyman in the country a copy of the edition which contained illustrations of the installation of the Archbishop of Canterbury, and by this means secured a great many new subscribers.
Its circulation soon increased to 40,000 and by the end of its first year was 60,000. In 1851, after the newspaper published Joseph Paxton's designs for the Crystal Palace before even Prince Albert had seen them, the circulation rose to 130,000. In 1852, when it produced a special edition covering the funeral of the Duke of Wellington, sales increased to 150,000; and in 1855, mainly due to the newspaper reproducing some of Roger Fenton's pioneering photographs of the Crimean War (and also due to the abolition of the Stamp Act which taxed newspapers), it sold 200,000 copies per week.
By 1863 The Illustrated London News was selling more than 300,000 copies every week, enormous figures in comparison to other British newspapers of the time. Competitors appeared but did not last long; Andrew Spottiswoode's Pictorial Times lost ÂŁ20,000 before it was sold to Ingram, while Henry Vizetelly, who had quit Ingram to found the rival Pictorial Times, eventually sold it to Ingram, who terminated it.

The Illustrated London News is noted for it's amazing photography and through photos and articles the latest events in Great Britain and the world.

Every issue had some coverage of Royalty, whether British or other countries. Each issue had photos of great paintings and other art works and as well as antiquities discovered through archeological excavations. Science and sports were also covered and photos of people and places in the news. Each issue had wondeful advertisements of products of the times with many full page colour ads of cars, fashion, alcohol related products and much more. The size of this magazine/newspaper was a large 14 1/4" by 10 1/4" which made the full page photos that much more impressive.

 

1935 The Illustrated London News September 14 Issue $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1935 The Illustrated London News September 14 Issue Full page photo of Italian delegates walking out League of Nations session Italo-Abyssinian crisis and more photos, Huey Long assasination photo page, Blue Bird land speed record 2 pages, New Hebrides, Tel Asmar, Iraq excavations and relics including Mesopotamian pottery, ’A Curiosity Shop’ by Frederick W. Elwell 2 page centerfold, hurricane in Florida Keys, Libya, Inner Mongolia, art, royalty, famous people and more photos.
1937 Coronation Record Number from the Illustrated London News $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1937 Coronation Record Number from the Illustrated London News. Large magazine type soft cover issue covering the Coronation of King George VI and Elizabeth (Queen Mother), parents of our present Queen, Elizabeth II. Stunning photos, many in colour, full page and some 2 pages. 14 1/2" by 10 1/4". Used condition with damage to spine, loose covers and minor dog ears. Interior good .
.....SOLD.....1938 The Illustrated London News September 10 Netherlands and Colonies Number $20
Click Here for Product Details! 1938 The Illustrated London News September 10 Netherlands and Colonies Number 40th Anniversary of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands full pages and smaller photos of her life and Dutch art depicting Dutch history, East and West Indies, The Sudeten Czechoslovakia German crisis with photos of Hitler and the Nazi regime at Nuremberg, Full page Queen Elizabeth ocean liner in dry dock, center foldout sketch of German and Czech positions across the Danube, full page photos of smells (photography and science),full page colour photo by Ziegler of Queen Wilhelmina of the Netherlands
.....SOLD.....1946 The Illustrated London News Victory Parade Number $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1946 The Illustrated London News Victory Parade Number. The Illustrated London News is notable for their lavish photograpy covering full pages and sometimes 2. They published major issues for special events such as Coronations or funerals of the Royal Family. This one covers the end of WW II and the huge celebration that ensued.
1947 The Illustrated London News July 12 Issue $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1947 The Illustrated London News July 12 Issue Molotov and M. Bideau European Recovery photo, Wimbledon Champions and Runners Up, double wedding of Tonga Queen’s 2 sons, cricket England vs S. Africa, The Royal Show at Lincoln livestock, Battle of Britain sketches of Westminster Abbey Memorial, science, art and others from around the world.
1947 The Illustrated London News July 19 Issue $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1947 The Illustrated London News July 19 Issue Princess Elizabeth and Philip engagement photo, chart of their roots from Queen Victoria, sketch of warships on the Cyde, military and Russian photos,more Royalty, flying Flapjack US Navy experimental plane, sand under the microscope, art and others from around the world.
.....SOLD.....1948 The Illustrated London News May 1, Royal Silver Wedding Number $20
Click Here for Product Details! 1948 The Illustrated London News May 1, Royal Silver Wedding Number Full page photos of King George VI and Elizabeth (Queen Mother) many in colour, the ceremonies inside and out and the Royal family.
.....SOLD.....1952 The Death of King George VI Illustrated London News Special Issue $15
Click Here for Product Details! 1952 The Death of King George VI Illustrated London News Special Issue. Large magazine type issue covering the death of King George VI, father of our present Queen, Elizabeth II. Stunning photos, full page and some covering 2 pages of this tragic event. 14 1/2" by 10 1/4"
.....SOLD.....1952 The Lying-State and Funeral of His Late Majesty $15
Click Here for Product Details! The Death of King George VI Illustrated London News Special Issue. Large magazine type issue covering the funeral of King George VI, father of our present Queen, Elizabeth II. Stunning photos, full page and some 2 pages of this tragic event. 14 1/2" by 10 1/4"
1953 June London Illustrated News Coronation Ceremony Number $15.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1953 June London Illustrated News Coronation Ceremony Number. With photography better than Life magazine the London Illustrated News Coronation coverage of Queen ElizabethÂ’s Coronation in 1953 is second to none. Sensational photograpy! Some full and even 2 page photos in a large sized magazine issue is second only to the Coronation Number issue softcover book I have on sale elsewhere.
1953 London Illustrated News special Coronation book of Queen Elizabeth II $20.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1953 London Illustrated News special Coronation book of Queen Elizabeth II. Absolutely marvellous soft cover book with 16 sensational colour plates and over 500 illustrations. Many full page and in colour. This is a large magazine size softcover book in very good condition with minor wear to cover.
1953 The Illustrated London News May 23 Issue $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1953 The Illustrated London News May 23 Issue Mr. Dulles in Egypt, Genral Neguib, Mr. Stassen and Mr. Caffery US ambassador Suez Canal zone negotiations and Suez Canal photos,sketch of Old Queen’s Hall demolition,Princess Ragnild of Norway wedding,Bromsgrove School sketches,art,archeology in Egypt tomb 1500 years before Tutankhamun, Venetian paintings and more,
1954 The Illustrated London News July 10 Issue $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1954 The Illustrated London News July 10 Issue Wimbledon Champions K.R. Rosewall and Ms M. Connoly with the Duchess of Kent full page, other finalists, Piltdown man hoax revealed, Henley races, total eclipse of sun, King and Queen of Sweden visit, newly discovered tribes at New Guinea, excavated Greek toys and children’s tombs, antiques, famous personalities and more.
1954 The Illustrated London News March 13 Issue $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1954 The Illustrated London News March 13 Issue Photos -Queen’s visit to Australia, various military photos,rioting in Sudan, H.M.S Explorer unique submarine, offshore drilling , Augustus John artist, giant ant eater pet, Stonehenge dating photos, raising the Empress of Canada ship, Sultan of Morrocco assasination attempt before and after and others from around the world.
1956 The Illustrated London News October13 Issue $10
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1958 The Illustrated London News April 12 Issue $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1958 The Illustrated London News April 12 Issue Photos - Brussels Exhibition Atominium and buildings, Diefenbaker, sketches of Queen Elizabeth Park, Vancouver, site of Trade Fair, Birmingham Roadway, Italian excavations in Pakistan, art works and others from around the world.
1958 The Illustrated London News March 22 Issue $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1958 The Illustrated London News March 22 Issue Photos -Johannesburg sketches, various military photos,Sumatran rebels, paintings of Greek architecture, tropical birds, art, sports and various Royalty and others from around the world.
1958 The Illustrated London News April 19 Issue $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1958 The Illustrated London News April 19 Issue Photos - Brussels Exhibition Atominium, map, Big Ben Centenary, Tax Rate hike scandal, Polaris submarine and missile, excavations at Galilee, art works, new Loyd’s building and others from around the world.
1952 The Illustrated London News April 5 Issue $10.00
Click Here for Product Details! 1952 The Illustrated London News April 5 Issue Photos -Christopher Davidge and University Boat Race, various military photos, Egypt turnover, sketches of a Korean War sea battle, rioting in Italy; return of Trieste, full page colour portrait of the Archbishop of Canterbury, 2 page foldout and identification of gemstones, Spencer monuments restored, art, sports and various Royalty and others from around the world.
1960 The Illustrated London News April 2 Issue $10
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1960 The Illustrated London News July 16 Issue $10
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1960 The Illustrated London News April 9 Issue $10
Click Here for Product Details! 1960 The Illustrated London News April 9 Issue Full page and other photos og General De Gaulle, Princess Margaret, 106th Universary Boat race, South African crisis in Capetown, page on Houdini with photos, Phillip II’s armour, 2 page sketches of traffic accidents, Aswan Dam antiquities damage,India progress, the arts.
1960 The Illustrated London News October 22 Issue $10
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1960 The Illustrated London News January 9 Issue $10
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1961 The Illustrated London News February 18 Issue $10
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1962 The Illustrated London News February 17 Issue $10
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1962 The Illustrated London News March 17 Issue $10
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1962 The Illustrated London News February 3 Issue $10
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1963 The Illustrated London News November 23 Issue $10
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1962 The Illustrated London News March 10 Issue $10
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1969 The Illustrated London News January 4 Issue $10
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