‘THE LEICESTER AND HITCHIN: KETTERING STATION.’ from the I.L.N. c.1857

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An interesting late 19th century wood engraved view of Kettering Station, Northamptonshire which was published in The Illustrated London News* on the 23rd May 1857. A small piece of text is included.

*First published in 1842, ‘The Illustrated London News’ (I.L.N.) was the world’s first weekly newspaper to regularly contain illustrations. It was the creation of Herbert Ingram, a Nottingham based newsagent and publisher who noticed that the sale of newspapers – such as the Weekly Dispatch – increased when they contained illustrations. Filled with an entrepreneurial zeal that was characteristic of the period, he set up an office and printing works in London. The first issue of his paper, in May 1842, sold 26,000 copies; by the 1860s this circulation had increased to over 300,000 copies, making it one of the most popular newspapers of the 19th century. Many key historical events were illustrated such as the Great Exhibition of 1851, the Crimean War and later, the Zulu and Boer Wars.

  • This is an original wood engraving with later hand colour.
  • Printed area is approximately 23cms by 14.3cms (including title).
  • The wood engraving is in very good condition. The top margin is close, as issued, but still mountable without loss. Click on image for a better view.
  • The item comes displayed in a ready to frame acid free mount.
  • Click on ‘Delivery Policy’ for postage costs.
  • Guaranteed to be over 160 years old.
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