London: Illustrated London News, 1860. Hardcover. Complete half year volume of this influential and popular illustrated newspaper, with the splendid large folding Supplement panorama of the Niagara Falls (Aug. 25, 1860), and the news of Lincoln's presidential election, with portrait (p543).
The volume contains many fine color wood block plates, including 2 single plates (maps of Italy), 1 folded double of Niagara Falls, and a double plate of Naples, Italy.
Also includes plates: Paris wine market (p510); Prince of Wales in Hamilton Canada (p462); War in China (p423); British volunteers for Garibaldi (p414); "George Stephenson" locomotive built in Hamilton, Canada (p202); map of northeast China (p59); Rio de Janeiro aerial view (p370); Cape Town (p355); and The War in China, with a plan of the city of Peking (p346-347).
Folio volume. Three quarter brown leather and marbled boards. Covers & spine rubbed; front board loose but holding. The leather cracked at spine, front hinge inner hinge starting. Internally, large folding plate Niagara Falls with splits at fold intersections, slight loss; otherwise plates bright and clean. Bookbinder slip of Hallenbeck and McIntyre, Albany NY, inside front cover. Good + condition. Item #24494