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Hammarlunds Antikvariat

Sankt Göransgatan 98
112 45 Stockholm
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Price: EUR 120,00

[Newspaper] Blanche, August (editor)

Illustrerad Tidning.

Stockholm. J. F. Meyer & Comp:s Litografiska Institut och Boktryckeri. 1857 and 1858. Folio. 39 x 28 cm. Tvo volumes in one binding. 1857: 50 issues, each with 4 pages + half title for January through June (half title for July through December missing) + index. 1858: 50 issues, each with 4 pages + half title for July through December (half title for January through June missing) + index. The images are executed in xylography and lithography.

Brown haf calf. Very worn and beat up binding. Front board a bit loose. A half dozen long tears, several short tears. A few pages with small stains. Otherwise nice and clean interior.

Illustrerad Tidning is a treasure of unfiltered information from a long gone era. The articles give a very frank and to the point description on current events. You get a very good sense of societie´s values and how it viewed the world in the mid 19th century. All illutrated by wonderfully expressive images. The two volumes contain several full page plates depicting the Great Eastern, battles in India and Africa, the storming of Dehli, the construction of the Nyboda railway tunnel, The Lidingö Bridge breaking up in a storm and a colour plate showing a steamer on fire in a stormy night as well as other motifs. The last two images mentioned were lithographed after paintings by Marcus Larsson. The one in colour was executed by Oscar Cardon, a quite early example of colour lithography in a newspaper. Illustrerad Tidning is clearly heavily inspired by The Illustrated London News. It was published 1855- 1867. August Blanche was the editor 1857- 1863.

Item No: 4059