London. 1843-1877. 136 leaves. Illus. A few leaves foxed. Overall very good. Laid into a cloth clamshell case, leather label, with an original cloth cover of the periodical pasted on the front cover. Item #WRCAM50534
An interesting collection of individual leaves extracted from THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS, all pertaining to Canada, Alaska, and Greenland. The collection begins with stories about Toronto and a proposal for Sir John Ross' North Pole expedition. Other highlights include stories or mentions of mining in Greenland, the Red River exploring expedition, the lumber trade in British North America, Vancouver's Island, the Alaska territory, British Columbia, the British Arctic Expedition of 1875 led by Sir George Strong Nares, and much more. Includes a typed list summarizing the content of each leaf, prepared by a previous owner. A valuable collection of contemporary news about Canada, Alaska, and Greenland in the mid to late 19th century, with excellent engravings.