Crimean War Broadsides



[003685] [Crimean War Broadsides] Bombardment of Sebastopol; Ring the Joy Bells; Hope and Fear; News from Sebastopol!; The Hall of St. Stephen!; Fast Day! and Statistics and Statements. Nottingham: T. & W. Plant; Thomas Stevenson, 1854. First Edition. Folio. Unbound. Broadside. Good. Collection of seven provincially printed broadsides relating to the Crimean war, all printed in 1854 or 1855, the smallest measuring approximately 170mm x 370mm in size and the rest approximately 245mm x 370mm

All lightly browned, some light foxing and light creasing, a few small nicks and tears, one News From Sebastopol! with small chip to left hand margin and small hole to centre catching a few letters but with no loss of sense, Statistics and Statements with loss to bottom right hand corner, but no loss of text, Bombardment of Sebastopol is laid on to linen

Bombardment of Sebastopol was printed by T. & W. Plant in Clare Street, Nottingham, possibly descendants of James Plant (see BBTI); the remainder were printed by Thomas Stevenson in Wheeler-Gate, probably the same printer as the Thomas Stevenson & Co. located in Middle Pavement Nottingham in 1847 (see BBTI)

A mixture of news from the Crimean war which was one of the first conflicts to be extensively documented in reports and photographs. The topics here include death numbers, notable events and diplomatic developments, and are taken from a number of sources, including European and Russian papers. Lord Raglan is noted in one as “a good rider, and does not appear to feel the want of the arm which he left at Waterloo”

All are unrecorded in JISC