London: George C. Leighton, 1862.
Folio; bound in quarter black morocco over marblee boards; this copy is 12 issues only, with some supplement. The first issue is Sept. 27, 1862; then is skips to Oct 25 and goes through to the end of the year with the Dec. 27 issue.~~The twelve issues provide some interesting insight in the British understanding of the American Civil War, with most issues containing War News, as well as reports regarding the Confederate Army. The southern sympathies of the ILN are evident. Consider this observation in the November 8 issue by the artist and journalist Frank Vizetelly: “The more I see of the Southern army the more I am lost in admiration at its splendid patriotism, at its wonderful endurance, at its utter disregard of hardships, which probably no modern army has been called upon to bear up against.”~~There are illustrations as well which play to souther sympathies: a double page with two panoramic views “The Last Stand Made by Federals at Manassas” and “The View from the West of Richmond, Virginia, Capital of the Confederate States”; steel engraved portraits of Raphael Semmes and Stonewall Jackson, and others. ~~One would as likely think this was printed in Richmond or Charleston as in London.