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The Times of London catches up on it backlog of contracted advertisements with a one-off triple sized issue

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For some weeks the Times of London had been falling behind in the publication of its contracted advertisements.  With the situation approaching a scandal, the owners decided to publish a one-time issue triple its usual size of thirty-two pages.  That day's Times measured thirty-eight square feet and contained more than 4000 advertisements with more than a million and a half individual type settings. (By John Osborne) 
Source Citation: 
Chronicle, The Annual Register or a View of the History and Politics of the Year 1861 (London: F. & J. Rivington, 1862), p. 81.