Via Flickr: We are really pleased to announce that we now have both volumes of The Illustrated London News in stock. These are in good condition and will soon be on sale. Please contact us here if you are interested in buying before they go on genaral sale.
The Battle for Isandlwhana.The Graphic. An illustrated weekly newspaper. 1879 Volumes 19 and 20 Volume 19 – January to June 1879 Volume 20 – July to December 1879 The whole year is on offer here. This is an extremely rare opportunity to buy this year. This is one of the most important years for coverage by Weekly Newspapers such as the Graphic and the Illustrated London News. Main events covered are The Zulu War and The Afghan War. Also covered are Royal Marriages, The Oxford and Cambridge University Boat Race. There are many, many illustrations of these events. Ranging from a pull out, over 1 metre wide, illustration of Ekowe, to double page, single and half page engravings. There a literally thousands of engravings in these 2 volumes. There is also a high quality fold out, 1 metre wide approx. of the University Boat Race. There are special numbers and features bound into the volumes such a a Royal Wedding Number, Summer Number and features on Zululand, The death of the Prince Imperial Louis Napoleon. There are sporting images of Cricket and Rugby Football. Artists showing are many illustrations by, JC Dollman, CE Fripp, WL Wyllie, John Charlton. There are also several colour plates. These volumes are extremely heavy, postage is inclusive of the price. The bindings have become loose and should be handled carefully. Overall condition is fair for the age. This is a very rare opportunity to buy this heacy pair of volumes. They are at theakston-thomas on Amazon