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Uncover a journalistic revolution and discover the pages of the world’s first fully illustrated newspaper.
Personalise the front cover with any name
Features a diverse selection of newspaper covers collated in an A4 hand-bound book
Full of illustrations from prominent artists and engravers
Pick any year from 1930 – 1988
Add a luxury gift box for a thoughtful finishing touch, and to keep your book protected as time passes
Discover a journalistic revolution with this personalised illustrated London year book, which collates a vibrant selection of pictorial newspaper covers from the world’s first, fully illustrated newspaper: The Illustrated London News. Founded in 1842, at the height of the Industrial era, the paper—which set out to portray London’s social history—gained its reputation during a time of almost unprecedented change. Notable artists and engravers skillfully created the artwork for each edition, making it a truly stunning and visual chronicle of London life.
The covers included in the book depend on the year chosen, between 1930 and 1988. Once a weekly publication, the Illustrated London News became a monthly edition from 1971. Therefore, any year selected between 1930 and 1971 comprises 52 front pages from the chosen year, with 10 iconic front pages, while any date from 1972 onwards comprises 12 front pages, with 50 iconic front pages.
How to Personalise the Illustrated London News Book
Personalise the book with the recipient’s name, up to 12 characters over one line, which will be embossed on the cover, alongside the chosen year. Add a special touch to this gift by including a personal dedication message, of up to 150 characters over 5 lines, in its opening pages.
The Illustrated London News Year Book is a selection of vivid pictorials, with dates available from 1930 to 1988. The edition is available in A4 premium hardback.
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Jayne23 Oct 2021
Great service and fast delivery. Lovely book, very nicely printed. My Grandaughter will be very happy!
Mrs M 23 Oct 2021
My book did not arrive but when I…
My book did not arrive but when I chased up it was sent priority.
Louise22 Oct 2021
Very disappointed with my first experience purchasing from In The Book. Both books I ordered arrived with issues - one was bound incorrectly so the spine was bent, whilst the other contained very poor quality illustrations. Even the front cover illustration (Alice in Wonderland) was blurry. Throughout the pages, printing lines are visible and most images just look pale and blurry like a bad quality VHS. Customer service replied very quickly and were helpful - sending out immediate replacements no issue. One book is fine, the other is just as poor quality so I've requested a refund as it is not gift-worthy. Hopefully this will be actioned just as quickly. A shame and I certainly wouldn't recommend.
Fiona Tallis21 Oct 2021
Bought for a relatives birthday
Bought for a relatives birthday. He loves it. Something totally different to the usual socks and jumper :)
Rosina Iqbal21 Oct 2021
My nephew is absolutely obsessed with…
My nephew is absolutely obsessed with his book. Best gift ever and so interactive