Forty Years' Recollections Of Life, Literature, And Public Affairs (volume 2); From 1830 To 1870

Paperback | January 12, 2012

byCharles Mackay

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1877. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... MR. HERBERT INGRAM AND THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS. The first number of the Illustrated London Neics was published on the 14th of May, 1842. It was a success from the beginning; not great or splendid, for it takes the public a long time to appreciate or even to hear of a new thing, but decided enough to warrant its projectors' expectation of the prosperity and influence which it rapidly attained. At the time when the idea first entered into the mind of Mr. Herbert Ingram, its energetic founder, he was a newspaper agent in Nottingham, whither he had removed from his native town of Boston, in Lincolnshire. Mr. "William Clement, proprietor of the Morning Chronicle, after the death of Mr. Perry, and in the interval of its sale, to Messrs. Easthope, Macgillivray, and Duncan, used, on any occasion of great public interest, to publish in the Chronicle, a large and not very well-executed wood engraving, in illustration of the event. One of the last of these represented the grand ceremonial at the State opening of London Bridge, by King William IV., Mr. Ingram having noticed that whenever there was a picture in the Chronicle he had orders for ten times the number of copies of that journal than he had for all the other London journals together, reflected that possibly a newspaper which always contained engravings of places, persons, and events, might suit the taste of the public. At that period he was a young beginner, and had not sufficient capital to launch an enterprise of such importance, but in the hope of more favourable times, he treasured his idea, and did not divulge it, lest some one with more money than he had should forestall him. He waited for ten years before Fortune favoured him sufficiently to justify him in starting his great venture. He had many difficul...

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This historic book may have numerous typos, missing text or index. Purchasers can download a free scanned copy of the original book (without typos) from the publisher. 1877. Not illustrated. Excerpt: ... MR. HERBERT INGRAM AND THE ILLUSTRATED LONDON NEWS. The first number of the Illustrated London Neics was published on the 14th of May...

Format:PaperbackDimensions:120 pages, 9.69 × 7.44 × 0.25 inPublished:January 12, 2012Publisher:General Books LLCLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:021747814X

ISBN - 13:9780217478144

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