Illustrated London Almanack 1865-1876
Illustrated London News, 1876. A bound collection of issues of the Illustrated Almanack. The full title states that this "contains astronomical diagrams of remarkable phenomena, printed in Tints, under the superintendence of James Breen FRAS. Ferns and Butterflies of the months, printed in colours by Leighton brothers with descriptive letterpress by Mrs Lankester, fine art engravings, original designs heading the calendar and a variety of useful information."
Half brown leather, with gilt decoration and titles. brown buckram boards. Both are a little faded and rubbed, but still attractive. Marbled end papers. Internally in good, if slightly darkened condition.
Pagination is: 1865, 58 pages; 1866 54 pp; 1867 - 1874, 56pp; 1875 & 1876, 48pp.
there are a total of 69 full colour chromolithographs.
Subjects include court circulars, information about government expenditure, Army & Navy movements, notable deaths and happenings in London &c. &c. 28cm x 21cm