London: Illustrated London News, 1858 - 1861. Five volumes of this influential and popular illustrated newspaper, with important content and many fine wood block engravings of China, Hong Kong, India and the US.
1858: January to June; India and China engravings include: Victoria Harbour, Hong Kong; Delhi; Leviathan Steam Ship; Canton River; scenes in Bengal, Calcutta and Bombay. Bridal Tour of Princess Royal in Prussia; United States include the Mississippi River (8 vignettes including Sioux Indians); also Great Britain: Glyphographed map of the Isle of Wight.
1858: July to December 1858; China and India engravings include: double spread map of China with an inset Plan of Canton; Brahmins; signing treaty between England and China at Tien-Tsin; Sikh Temple at Umritzir; the HMS Euryalus; and Opium Smokers; Franklin Expedition.
1859: January to June, much China content, some United States, including: landing place Canton; Macao; the Yohamite Valley California; Taipings at Nankin (sic); a view of Wall Street (NY City); and Chinese artists.
1959: July to December: Oriental Joust in Paris; Bombay; Funeral at Hong Kong; Attack of Allied Forces on Chinese at Peiho River; Formosa; and gold bedstead given to Queen Victoria by Maharajah of Cashmere.
1860: January to June; China and India: troop ship bound for China; Cingalese boat; Calcutta; New Year's Day in China; the "Chesapeake" in Hong Kong harbour; map of China showing extension of electric telegraph to Canton and Hong Kong; illumination at Peshawar; and The "Great Eastern" leaving Southampton for New York.
Folio volumes. Three quarter black gilt morocco and green buckram. The two volumes for 1858 buckram evenly sunned. Spines with gilt decorated raised bands and blind stamped and decorated compartments. Covers & spines a bit rubbed. Very good. Item #21026