1900 SPHERE Antique Newspaper BOER WAR China Crisis Boxer Rebellion PRETORIA SOUTH AFRICA Heat Wave London (7200)
1900 SPHERE Antique Newspaper BOER WAR China Crisis Boxer Rebellion PRETORIA SOUTH AFRICA Heat Wave London (7200)
1900 SPHERE Antique Newspaper BOER WAR China Crisis Boxer Rebellion PRETORIA SOUTH AFRICA Heat Wave London (7200)
1900 SPHERE Antique Newspaper BOER WAR China Crisis Boxer Rebellion PRETORIA SOUTH AFRICA Heat Wave London (7200)
1900 SPHERE Antique Newspaper BOER WAR China Crisis Boxer Rebellion PRETORIA SOUTH AFRICA Heat Wave London (7200)

1900 SPHERE Antique Newspaper BOER WAR China Crisis Boxer Rebellion PRETORIA SOUTH AFRICA Heat Wave London (7200)

Product code: 7200 Wt.390g
Original Antique Newspaper.

BOER WAR Pretoria CHINA CRISIS Boxer Rebellion OUTH AFRICA Sir Robert Hart MAGERSFONTEIN Irish Yeomanry PEKIN BEIJING Hong Kong Police


The Sphere Illustrated

Original Antique Newspaper

DATED 1900


This first part of the description features a list of iimages i.e. photographs, sketches, drawings etc (these sometimes have descriptive articles but not always). They include:

Lord Roberts Receiving a Despatch at Pretoria from One of His Generals ' full front page from a sketch by S. Paget - This page has had something cut out of it on the reverse, so there is about 1/5th of the page missing

The Temporary Temple of the Christian Endeavourers - Alexandra Palace London.

A Dormitory in he Alexandra palace For Women Members of the Christian Endeavour Conference.

Christian Endeavourers Living in Tents at the Alexandra Palace.

In the Paddock at Sandown - the Absent Silk Hat - apparently the King made it known that due to the heat they need not be worn

The Winner of the Queens Prize - Private Ward 1st Devon - shooting at Bisley.

Colour Sergeant Comery Highland Light Infantry Second in the Queens Prize.

Cycling: The Winner of the Carwardine Cup - F. D. Frost of the Raleigh And Bath Road Club.

Firing for the Queens Prize at Bisley ' from a sketch drawn bty T. Walter Wilson.

Londons Terrible Temperature - Viewed from Far and Near - full page drawn by A. Birkenruth ( Adolphe or Adolph Birkenruth ) showing a street scene - the border of the print shows two temperature gauges and also an engraved diagram of the sun in relation to the earth (. The temperature was between 75 and 92 degrees Fahrenheit over the preceeding fortnight).

Count Zeppelins Wonderful Air Ship in Flight Over Lake Constance.

The Floating Stable of Count Zeppelin's Flying Machine.

The Review of the French Fleet at Cherbourg.

The Naval Manoeuvres of 1900 - The Fighting Ground of the Fleets ' full pape showing a map of the manoeuvres showing Ireland as Hostile territory - Loch Swilly - - Berehaven - - Queenstown - - And the west coast of The UK and the positions of the various fleets - - - Also photographs of HMS MAjestic - - HMS Prince George - - - HMS Mars - - - HMS Alexandra - - - HMS Nile - - - HMS Blenheim.

Sir Robert Hart on His Chinese Pony "Sir Patrick " ... Sleekburnc.

Sir Robert Hart Playing the Cello in His Library.

Sir Robert Hart in His Study.

The Imperial Yeomanry in South Africa - How the Irish Battalion was Captured.

The Imperial Yeomanry at Magersfontein.

The Irish Yeomanry - Colonel Spragge Holding Church parade on The Veldt.

The Officers of the Irish yeomanry Captured Ner Lihndley on 1 June on Horseback - Lieutenant A. P. Lane - Lieutenant C. M. Robin - Lieut. E. A. L. Fenner (veterinary surgeon ) - Lieut. W. B. du Pre - Captai F. A. Hadley MB - Captain Skene Keith (killed) - Colonel Spragge DSO - Captain Lord Longford (wounded) - Lieut. Lord Ennismore - Lieut Villiers Stuart (wounded).

The Entry into Johannesburg and Pretoria - Facsimile Sketches by "Our Special Artist Mister W. B. Wollen RI".

On 31 May Lord Roberts Occupied Johannesburg.

On 5 June Lord Roberts Army Marched into The Transvaal Capital - 2 half page illustrations.

The parliament House of the "Orange Free State" - Hotel at Kroonstad.

President Steyn 's Last Proclamation - Burghers Listening Miel to Mr Steyn in a Shed at Kroonstad.

A Siege Baby - Miss Agatha Oliver Was Born at Kimberley During the Siege.

The British Army Marching Through the Streets of Pretoria.

Colonel Porter's Column Crossing the Apies River to Relieve the British Prisoners at Waterval '

The British Prisoners Leaving Their Prison at Waterval - Free at Last - climbing through fences.

Boer Prisoners Marching into St Helena.

Boer Prisoners at Kroonstad - - - Boers Riding into Camp at Christiania to Give Up Arms - two "Facsimile sketches by Our Special Artists Mr W. B. Wollen and Mr R. B. Paxton".

Some of Mr Cronje 's Officers Captured at Paardeberg.

The Crisis in China: Sleekburnc.

The European Diplomats at Pekin - Are they Still Alive?

The Austrian Ambassador - Ritter von Czidann - Baron Wahlborn.

Austrian Vice Ambassadress - Frau von Tosthorn - One of the Victims.

The New Terman Ambassador to Pekin - Mumm von Schwarzenstein.

Inside an Opium Den in Canton.

Exterior of the Forbidden City at Pekin.

The Regiment of Chinese That Britain Has Raised at Wei-Hai-Wei - info. Weihai - Weihaiwei

Brig. General Barrow CB..

The Hong Kong Police.

Pelham LAird Warren Acting British Consul General Shanghai.

Chinese Field Batter wit hescort and Its Geran Instructors, Drilling Outside the Walls of Woo-Sung.

The Paris Exhibition - Some National Pavilions on the Banks of the Seine ' eleven photographs on a double page, showing pavilions of: Austria, USA, Italy, Sweden, Belgium, Great Britain, Turkey, Germany, Hungary, Portugal, and Greece.hr>

The Ambassadors of Great Britain:

Sir Walter Peace KCMG - Natal.

Sir David Tennant - Cape Colony.

Lord Strathcona and Mount Royal - Canada.

Sir J. Salomons - New South Wales.

Hon. E. H. Wittenoom - Western Australia.

Sir J. A. Cockburn - South Australia.

Hon. W. Pember Reeves - New Zealand.

Sir Andrew Clarke - Victoria.

Charlotte Frances Bentinck - Lady Milnes.- full page from the painting by Romney at the Grafton Galleries.

John Oliver Hobbes The Author of "Robert Orange" ..' - pseudonym of Pearl Mary Teresa Craigie.

Illustration for a chapter of a serialised story, drawn by Fred Roe.

Men Fighting in South Africa.

Lieutenant W. V. Hume - 1st South Lancashire.

Captain A. S. V. Hume - Wilts Contingent Imperial yeomanry.

Major S. V. Hume D.A.A.G - Royal Artillery.

Trooper A,. H. Gosling - Imperial yeomanry.

Captain W. S. Gosling - 2nd Battalion Scots Guards.

Captain S. F. Gosling - Royal Horse Artillery.

The Christian Endeavour Convention Meeting in London - full page showing x2 photos:

The Council of the Convention - a group photograph of ladies and gentlemen.

The Meeting of the Convention in the Alexandra palace.

Sir Thomas McIlwraith - Ex Premier of Queensland.

The Hon. Ella Peel - Died Suddenly aged 28.

Rear Admiral V. O. Inglefield - Knocked Down and Killed by a Penny Bus.

Colonel Blake of the Irish Brigade.

Mr Val Cameron Prinsep RA.

Mr Adalbert Hay - American Consul in Pretoria.

A Bust of Dante After Canova. Sleekburnc.

A Maori Band at Auckland New Zealand.

The Proposed New Senate House for Buenos Ayres.

The Grand Canal Between Antwerp and Brussels.

Sir henry Irving as Lesurques in "The Lyons Mail " - Drawn by Gordon Craig.

Miss Ellen Terry 's Grandaughter - Miss Rosemary Gordon Craig.

Mister Martin Harvey as Ib.

Fashion - Cool Crepe Delaine Gown - - - Cowes Gown.

Rev. Dr.Thomas Allen DD - New President of the Wesleyan Conference.

The Old Irish Guards - a stone

The Entry into Pretoria - The Victorious Army passing Lord Roberts in Front of the Dutch Reformed Church in Church Square - double page from a "Sketch by Our Special Artist W. B Wollen RI" - blank reverse - There is a small tear to one border, not affecting the image, easily repaired


This second part of the description features items of news articles etc but have no images associated with the subject matter unless listed above. They include:

Penmaenmawr - North Wales - Tan-y-Foel Estate - For Sale .

Newsletter - Week by Week.

The Career of Sir Robert Hart by Henry Norman.

The Boer as Gaoler of the Briton - A Letter from Pretoria " Kamul Drift nr Pretoria June 8th 1900" - - - A Letter fro St Helena - "The Camp MAy 11th 1900". Sleekburnc.

The Crisis in China.

In The Palace of the King - A Love Story of Old Madrid by F. Marion Crawford - continuing story (chapter 5) with illustration by Fred Roe.

Sentimental Ivan by A. R. Ropes - about South Africa Boer war..

Amusement Page.

Woman's Sphere by Angela - Ladies page


This is an original USED antique newspaper not a scan and not a later re-print. A similar publication to The Illustrated London News. If there is a particular date you require in regards to this item eg. For a birthday or anniversary etc please ask. The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only.

17 pages (32 sides (2 pages are a double page blank backed illustration). It measures 425 x 300 mm (16.75 x 11.75 inches). There are binding witness marks to the spine. The front page has approx. one fifth missing where an advert has been torn out on the next page (see scan). There is very little age yellowing. Some of the pages have minor cuts tears and blemishes due to their great age - anything more than minor will be mentioned in the main body of the description. The engravings/photos vary in size. The descriptive list details the content in my words and not necessarily what is written on the original page. "Info." in the description is my research, although relevant to the accompanying image or article, is not necessarily in the text.

PLEASE NOTE: I cannot guarantee that the issue is complete 'as published' - but what I have described above IS present. As far as I can tell there are no pages missing, but if you are looking for something in particular in this issue PLEASE ASK. If you require information on size of articles (i.e. number of words), sizes of images, please ask before bidding or buying. The process of the page numbering in The Sphere issues carry on from the previou issue and do not therefore do not start at number 1. This item will be packaged in a tube unless otherwise requested.

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Product Code 7200 Wt.390g
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