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The Times 1885

October to December

By Various

1885 - London - Times Newspapers

24" by 18.5"; unpaginated

 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 

 

DETAILS

An impressively large, heavy collection of The Times newspaper.

Containing each daily issue of The Times between the 1st of July and the 30th of December, 1879.

The Times is a British daily national newspaper, first published in London in 1785 under the title The Daily Universal Register (it became The Times on 1 January 1788).

The Times is the first newspaper to have borne that name, lending it to numerous other papers around the world, including The Times of India (1838), The Straits Times (1845), The New York Times (1851) and The Irish Times (1859). It is sometimes referred to as the "London Times" or "The Times of London" for distinguishing purposes.

The Times is the originator of the ubiquitous Times Roman typeface, originally developed by Stanley Morison of The Times in collaboration with the Monotype Corporation for its legibility in low-tech printing.

These 19th century daily issues of The Times offer an interesting window into one of the most fascinating periods in the newspaper's history:

In 1853 The Times was the first newspaper to send war correspondents to cover particular conflicts. W. H. Russell, the paper's correspondent with the army in the Crimean War, was immensely influential with his dispatches back to England.

Such correspondents are very much visible in these pages with detailed and precise reports from all over the world provided in each issue - offering a remarkable insight into British domestic and foreign affairs in the period.

Those present in this collection include reports on the Anglo-Zulu war, most notably on the battle of Ulundi, which effectually ended the conflict,.

Alongside these may be found a plethora of advertisements, classifieds, obituaries, letters to the editor and weather reports.

Very scarce.

 

CONDITION

In a half calf binding with moire covered boards. Externally, worn. Wear is heaviest to extremities with some minor loss evident to corners and head and tail of spine. Small scuffs and marks to bopards in places. Some slight loss to backstrip. Front joint has previously failed but has been neatly and professionally repaired from the inside. Rear joint starting but has also been strengthened from the inside. Internally, firmly bound. Pages are in good, clean condition with spotting to the first few pages only, alongside just a few scattered handling marks throughout.

Overall: GOOD ONLY with a VERY GOOD interior.


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