1887 ROYAL JUBILEE – QUEEN VICTORIA -COLLECTION OF FOUR BOUND NEWSPAPERS – CHROMOLITHS and BLACK and WHITE ENGRAVINGS
Bound in olive green cloth, hardcover measuring about 12 inches by 15 1/2 inches are three London publications (plus one) relating to the Queen’s Golden, 50th, anniversary. Read details below about the large number of black and white engravings and impressive full-color chromoliths – depending upon how you count two-page spreads, there are 14 color plates. From these issues I find individual black and white illustration pages selling for $20 to $40 each and more. The color chromos bring much more more if found individually, but here I have the complete issue with all the plates. Overall condition (I am conservative) good plus to very good.
1 – THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS JUBILEE NUMBER, JUNE 13, 1887, 32 pages, over 20 pages with engravings, some are full page. Some great advertisements
2 – THE JUBILEE CELEBRATION NUMBER OF THE GRAPHIC, JUNE 28, 1887, starts (for some reason in this bound volume) with page 3 – a full page engraving of “The Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen. Continues on to page 66. At least six full page engravings, and there are four two-page engravings. Most other pages also have B&W illustrations, and many ads.
3 – HERE LIES THE MOST VALUE — THE GRAPHIC CHRISTMAS NUMBER , 1887 packed with color chromoliths. Starts with a full page color plate, “The Squire’s Christmas Box,” then picks up with page 4 ending at page 33 with another full page color plate. The two page color chromos (if found) run $50 and much more each, and (counting is hard) there are four of them. In addition, I count about seven single full page color plates — THUS 15 PAGES OF COLOR CHROMOLITHOGRAPHS.
4 – THE GRAPHIC: AN ILLUSTRATED WEEKLY NEWSPAPER, SATURDAY, JANUARY 7, 1888. Volume 36, No. 945 – 24 pages plus index. Pages 16 to 24 (followed by a second index) appears to be an Index from July to December, 1887, along with some articles and more B&W engravings. Two page engraving – “Church Parade of the Scots Greys at Brighton.
This is an amazing assemblage someone gathered and bound probably in the late 1880s.
below two page illustration – A STORY OF THE SEA
and, this two page spread is – ROBINSON CRUSOING A TAIL OF ADVENTURE