London: Illustrated London News, 1859. Hardcover. Complete half year volume of this influential and popular illustrated newspaper, with the splendid large folding Supplement panorama of the Great Eastern iron sailing steamship, designed by Isambard Brunel, the largest ship of its era (Sept. 17, 1859).
The volume contains many fine color wood block plates, including 4 single and 3 doubles; as well as a map of Lower Egypt (p114), and Italian Views.
Also includes articles and plates: "The Antarctic Christmas or a Diary Under Canvas", full page article (p648), with a half page wood block "Christmas Merrymaking in the Antarctic Regions (p643); a portrait of Isambard Brunel and numerous other Great Eastern related images; a folding double page plate of The Tuileries in Paris (b&w, p222; very good); the Franklin Search by the yacht Fox; and birds' eye views Venice (p518) and Formosa (p294).
Folio volume. Three quarter brown leather and marbled boards. Covers & spine rubbed; ; front board loose but holding. The leather cracked at top of spine, but still all there, presentable. Internally, the Great Eastern folding plate with little crack, some early reinforcing of back of lower fold. Bookbinder slip of Hallenbeck and McIntyre, Albany NY, inside front cover. Good + condition. Item #24492