Book - 1838
Good condition set of two. this is an earlier year but the volumes are actually quite thick. Both volumes combined are about 8 inches tall. Jan-Jun and Jul-Dec.
January 10 – A fire destroys Lloyd's Coffee House and the Royal Exchange in London.
April 4–22 – The paddle steamer SS Sirius (1837) makes the Transatlantic Crossing to New York from Cork, Ireland, in eighteen days, though not using steam continuously.
April 8–23 – Isambard Kingdom Brunel's paddle steamer SS Great Western (1838) makes the Transatlantic Crossing to New York from Avonmouth, England, in fifteen days, inaugurating a regular steamship service.
May - The People's Charter is drawn up in the United Kingdom, demanding universal suffrage.
June 28 – Coronation of Queen Victoria takes place at Westminster Abbey in London.
September 7 – Grace Darling and her father rescue thirteen survivors from the SS Forfarshire off the Farne Islands.
December 16 – The Boers win a decisive victory over the Zulus in the Battle of Blood River.
December - First Anglo-Afghan War: British and Presidency armies set out from Punjab in support of Shah Shujah Durrani's claim to the throne of Afghanistan.
December - Pastry War: Mexico is invaded by French forces.