Product code: 18Aug1900 (0300)21Aug2019 400g
Original Antique Newspaper THE SPHERE Dated 1913 profusely illustrated with photos and drawings. See main description for detailed content and condition.

THE SPHERE Original Antique Newspaper Date 1900


Original Antique Newspaper

DATE 1900

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

German Count Alfred von Waldersee the New CinC of Allied Forces in China - front page.

Tobacco Box for Highland Regiments at the Front For Auld Lang Syne - design with thistle etc for Scottish troops in South Africa or the Boer War.

King of the Belgians at the Ostend Tennis Court.

Lord Russell of Killowen - info. Charles Russell.

The New Hat as Worn by the Volunteers 1st Middx at Pirbright.

Improvised Sentry Shelter of the 1st Middx at Pirbright.

Mixed Bathing on the Beach at Boulogne - a wonderful full page (fp) from a drawing by Dudley Hardy.

The Regatta at Marlow.

Clock for the Shah (Persia) by Bensons of Ludgate - small.

The Queens New Yacht The Victoria and Albert Setting Out on a Trial Trip in the Channel.

Dr. Herzl the Organiser of the Zionist Movement.

Some of the Delegates of the Zionist Conference in London: E. Karlin of Amsterdam - Dr Wiener of Leipzig - Miss Jenny Wolpe of Dvinsk Russia - Littmar Soicher of Galicia - Dr Jasinowski of Warsaw.

Funeral of King Umberto I of Italy Sketched By Our Special Artist in Rome - fp drawing by R. M. Paxton from a sketch by Ernest Prater. Info. Assassinated at Monza.

Funeral Process of King Humbert (Umberto) in Rome Passing Through the Via Del Corso on the Way to the Pantheon - double page (dp) from a drawing by Ernest Prater.

Rome: The Panic in the Via Nazionale - fp from a sketch by Ernest Prater Drawn by J. Finnemore; shows the crowds spilling over onto the street; the duke of Aosta drawing his sword and the young King watching on.

The Queens Cup Yacht Race at Cowes: The Satanita Owned by Sir Maruice FitzGerald - fp from a photo by Symonds of Portsmouth.

The BoerWar in South Africa:

Mr Krugers Railway Carriage in Which he Is Staying at Watervalonder x2 pics. one with Mr F. W. Restz State Secretary coming from the telegraph office attached to the train.

Piet Cronje and His Wife Seated in Front of Kent Cottage, St Helena Island in the South Atlantic, Where They Were Prisoners of War.

Lieutenant Colonel Evans Royal Marines, and Lt. Col. J. B. Leefe RMA Who Guard Mr Cronje at St Helena.

Lt Colonel Schiel POW at St Helena.

Roodewal: Scattered Shells After an Ammunition Train Was Blown Up by the Boers.

Boshof: Lord Methuens Monument to Colonel de Mareuil.

Sir Malcolm McEacharn.

Major Neylan of the Cape Mounted Police.

Lieutenant J. A. M. Brodie of the Lovats Scouts Wounded near Bethlehem.

A Typical Boer Farm n the Transvaal Veldt.

Affairs in China:

Mr Edwin H. Conger American Ambassador at Pekin.

Mrs Conger - info. Sarah.sleekburnc.

Miss Conger - info. Laura V. possibly.

The Sailing of the Kaisers Troops from Bremerhaven - nr half page (hp) by Breur of Hamburg. Shows a ship with many sailors on board ready to leave for China; people watching from the quayside.

The Duke and Duchess of Fife and Their Daughters: Lady Alexandra Duff - Lady Maud Duff - full page autographed portrait photo by Messrs Downey taken outside Mar Lodge nr Balmoral.

Motor Cars Some New Panhards:

Mr Alfred Bird on His New Automobile.

Mr Alfred Harmsworth on his New Motor Car.

The Hon. C. S Rolls on His 12 HP Panhard Automobile.

The Prince of Wales and The hon. J. W. E Scott-Montague at highcliffe Castle, Hants: The First Occasion Prince Edward had Boarded a Motor Car - Exclusive photo for The Sphere by H. Ellwood.

The Young Queen Wilhelmina of Holland Reviewing the Dutch Fishing Fleet on the Zuider Zee - dp from a drawing by J. Finnemore dated Edam 1900.

The Paris Exhibition - fp showing x7 photos of exhibits (buildings) from various countries: Bosnia - Persia - Sevia - Russia in Asia - GB - China - Monaco.

Two images to accompany an article titled Concerning Robert Browning: Dryope Sculptured by Robert Barrett Browning - Entrance to the Browning Palace at Venice showing the Polpe Clement XIII Doorway, Palazzo Rezzonico.

Illustration drawn by Fred Roe to accompany a short story.

Miss Vanderbilt-Wackermann as Pallas Athene at the Royal Academy.

The Men Who Rule Cape Colony - x6photos of Sir Gordon Sprigg's abinet: Sir Gordon Sprigg - Hon. Sir Pieter Faure - Hon. James Rose-Innes QC - Hon. Dr Smartt - hon. T. L. Graham - Hon. John Frost.

Foreign Affairs page:

Two Retiring Ambassadors: Sir Henry Drummond Wolff from Madrid - Sir Horace Rumbold, Vienna - x2photos by Bassano, and Russell.

British Ambassadors: Mr Edmund Constantine Henry Phipps - Hon. Sir Francis Richard Plunkett - Sir Henry Mortimer Druand - Sir Henry Nevill Dering. Tear to border at bottom of page

Page and article titled Men and Women - showing x11 photos: Dr George Evans Moule, Bishop in China - General Count Von Blumenthal of Germany - Mister J. Farquharson ARA - Miss Juliette Nesville, Actress - Mr C. N. Wharton Former MP Bridport - Major Moor of West Australian Mounted Infantry - Wilhelm Liebknech of Germany - Ven. C. W. Furse Archdeacon of Westminster - Reive Rev. Thomas Evans - Rev. Philip Colborne - Rev. Henry Sharpe - there is a tear at the border at bottom of the page not quite affecting the photo of Rev. Sharpe.

Damage Done by the Boer Invaders in Natal - fp showing x3pics:

Looted Furniture Outside the Masonic Hall, Dundee.

Fruit Farm of Mr Field's nr Ladysmith.

Scotch Wheelwrights Shop at Dundee after the Boers Had Left It - photo by Lewis of Durban.

Fashion Sketches: Promenade Gown - White Voile Princess Neglige.

M. Gautier and His Horse at the Hippodrome.

China, A Historical Retrospect by Professor R. K. Douglas titled White Versus Yellow:

Chinese Mule Litter.

Cartoon on the China War of 1840 Drawn by Conan Doyle's Grandfather HB.

Chinese Idea of How the Allied Fleets in 1860 Attacked the Taku Forts.

The Chinese Perila and The Threatened Treaty Ports - double centre page showing x11photos:

The Chinaman at Piece: Children and Adults Watch a Punch and Judy Style Show.

Chifu the English Club House.c.keenlyside

Part of Chifu Harbour ( info. Yantai, fka Zhifu or Chefoo).

The English Church at Chifu.

Chinese Archery: Chinese Archery Inspector Instructing a Bowman at Pekin.

Tientsin: The Electric Tramway - info. Tianjin.

Canton: Numberless Boats on the River - info. Guangzhou.

Chinese Method of Disposing of the Dead.

Shanghai: Two Firemen Enduring the Punishment of the Kangue for Stealing Copper.

Shanghai: Scene on the Bund (embankment) in the European City.

Fuchau: Panoramic View Showing the Riverside Area and Bridge of Ten Thousand Ages.

There is a tear to bottom of centre fold affecting the title of the panoramic photo.

The Attack on the Taku Forts: After the Bombardment of 1860 x2photos.<


FP showing various: Mappin Brothers Jewellery (hp) - Oktis Corset Shield (small) - etc.

Plus other small ads.


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:

The Newsletter Pages: London Week by Week - various small paragraphs incl: Discoveries at Nicholsons Wharves, Lower Thames St, nr Pudding Lane - Small Explanation of the word "fooshtit" - Sale of 67 Lincoln's Inn Fields aka Newcastle House - Lord Russell - Scottish Corporation Fund - Big Ben Silent for Cleaning - False News Vendors at Harley St. - Brighton Railway Company - miel Mr E. G. Saunders - Electric Lighting in St Pancras.

Back to Jerusalem. The Vision of the Modern Hebrew: The Zionist Conference in London - by S. L. Bensusan.

The War in South Africa.

Position of Affairs in China - small refs to Mr Conger - Count von Waldersee - Ammunition to China - Capt. Henry Talbot Richard Lloyd Killed.

The Motor Car by Arundell Whatton.

The Prince of Wales and His Brother The Duke of Edinburgh etc

The Dutch Fishing Fleet.

The Roll of Honour: List of Men Wounded and Killed in Boer War; plus How the Gordons Have Suffered (list)

Literary Letter: Concerning Robert Browning by CKS - Clement King Shorter.

IN the Palace of the King: A Love Story of Old Madrid by F. Marion Crawford - continuing story (ch. VIII).

The Political Situation at the Cape by S. J. Pryor .

Outlook on Foreign Affairs by A. R. Ropes.

Woman's Sphere by Angela.

Amusements - theatre etc - article/column by J.M.B.

White versus Yellow by Professor R. K. Douglas (China).



This is an original USED newspaper not a scan and not a later re-print.

A publication similar to The Illustrated London News, The Sphere was a weekly illustrated newspaper published by The Sphere and Tatler Ltd., Great New St. London EC. If there is a particular date you require regarding this item eg. for a birthday or anniversary etc please ask. The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only.

19 pages (38 sides). It measures 410 x 290 mm (16 x 11.25inches). There are binding witness marks to the spine where once bound. It is in a clean condition. There is no outer advertising cover. There is a small tear to the border at the bottom of several of the pages. Some of the pages have cuts tears and blemishes due to their great age - anything more than minor will be mentioned in the main body of the description. The images vary in size. The images are NOT in colour unless otherwise stated.

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 is ONE page missing, so 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 carry on from the previous issue therefore do not start at number 1. This item will be packaged in a tube to be sent RM Small Parcels. My postage, packing etc. is charged at cost; weight including packaging is 407g. This is not a tracked service; if tracking is required please contact for prices.

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