1910 THE SPHERE Newspaper BALFOUR Election TARIFF REFORM Propose Referendum 8650

Product code: 10Dec1910 (8650) 29Aug2019
Original Edwardian Antique Newspaper THE SPHERE Dated 1910 featuring Elections UNIONISTS Liberals ARTHUR BALFOUR Proposed Referendom TARIFF REFORM, plus much more; see main description for detailed content and condition.

Antique Newspaper THE SPHERE Elections UNIONISTS Liberals ARTHUR BALFOUR Tariff Reform


Original Antique Newspaper

DATE 1910

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:

Windsor Elections - Some of the Eton Boys Supporting the Unionist Candidate - full front page. The caption mentions Mr J. F. Mason and The Hon. G. R. Fiennes.

Two Idaho Footballers Discussing the Football Match at the Championship of the American Navy at Crystal Palace - info. two American sailors from the USS Idaho Battleship.

Cornwall - A Miner Tin Streaming.

Hampton Court and the Flooded Gardens.

King Alfonso of Spain Decorating a Regiment.

Prince Louis of Battenberg, CinC of the Atlantic Fleet, On His Flagship - with others.

The New Viceroy of India, Government House, Bombay: Lord and Lady Hardinge and Sir George Sydenham Clarke and the Staff.

A Scene and Two Characters from Dr Strauss's Opera Salome at Covent Garden.

A Caricature of Dr Strauss: Bearing His Head on a Charger - published by Breitkopf and Hartel.

The Late Duc de Chartres - info. Prince Robert Philippe Louis Eugene Ferdinand of Orleans.

The Late Mrs Mary Baker Eddy of Boston USA the Founder and Leader of Christian Science.

Eton School - The Wall Game on St Andrews Day.

In The London Music Halls: The Audience Cheering the Election Results at the Alhambra - full page drawn by H. M. Paget - info. Henry Marriott Paget.

At The Residency at Bloemfontein, Orange Free State, South Africa: Lord Dalziel - Duchess of Connaught - Mrs Ramsbottom - Administrator Dr. Ramsbottom - Duke of Connaught - Mayor A. E. Parfitt - Mrs Parfitt - Princess Patricia - General Townshend.

A Basuto Pony Which Was Presented to the Duke of Connaught by the Chief of Basutoland - small photograph showing the pony.

The Dinner to the Encyclopaedia Britannica Contributors: Mister Edmund Gosse Addressing Authors at the Savoy Hotel - half page drawn by H. M. Paget.

Full page: The American Fleet Entertained by the Corporation of London at Guildhall etc:

London - US Sailors Marching Reive Along the Embankment to the Guildhall.

Sir Thomas Vezey Strong the Lord Mayor Welcoming the American Officers at the Guildhall - half page photogaphs showing the top table and others, the caption article mentions Rear Admiral Murdoch, Commander W. S. Sims of the Minnesota .

Leaves from an Artist's Sketchbook in The Strand - full page with drawings by Wal Paget entitledWith a Sphere Artist During the Election.

Arthur James Balfour - full page photograph by H. W. Barnett with captions entitled Mr Balfour on Constitution and The Prime Minister on Constitution Crisis.

Double page entitled Live Volcanoes in Africa! The Unknown Volcanic Region of Central Africa: Explored by the Grand Duke of Mecklenburg During His Recent Journey Across the Dark Continent - six photographs and a map:

Namlagira Volcano as Seen From Rutschuru.

Namlagira Erupting x2 photographs.

The Crater of Mgahinga Volcano.

Ninagongo Volcano - The Count Gotzen Crater.

As Seen by the Mecklenburg Party - The Steaming Crater of Namlagira.

The Volcanic District of Central Africa - map on fold of page which is detached.

Double centre page entitled The Joys and Sorrows of an Electoral Contest - nine photographs:

The Pleasant Surroundings of a County Election - Young Boys Lined Up Waving Flags and Hats etc.

Irish Mill Girls Celebrating a Victory. sleekburnc.

London Boys Cheering a Candidate.

Lord Robert Cecil Canvassing at Wisbech - At a Sheep Market in the Snow.

Deep Words for Men of the Deep (miners) - tear to border which encroaches slightly onto photo.

Plus five more photographs.

The Park Keeper and The Tramp From a Drawing by Charles Pears - a half page; tear to border which encroaches slightly onto photo (as above).

Full page entitled Evolution in Old Ireland: How the Jaunting Car Has Been Miel Imperceptibly Evolved - ten photographs tear to border which encroaches slightly onto photo.

Christmas Presents and Where to Buy Them - Father Christmas Page Header by George Morrow.

The Power of Woman at the Election (two little boys talking) My farver's a Conservative says one little boySo's mine. But if muvver says he's to vote for Free Trade you bet he will! - a full page photograph showing two little boys talking on the street from a direct camera studfy.

Double page entitled What Has Been Said on the Unionist Side - - What Has Been Said on the Liberal Side - sixteen photographs:

Lord Curzon the Ex-Viceroy of India - Photograph by Hoppe.

Mr Bonar Law - Tarriff Reform Stalwart - photograph by Stuart.

Lord Rosebery the Ex-Prime Minister - photograph by Gerrard.

Mr Austen Chamberlain - photograph by H. W. Barnett.

Mr Henry Chaplin - photograph by Lafayette.

Mr Walter Long.

Lord Cromer - photograph by Russell.

Lord Milner - photograph by Vandyk.

Lord Morley - photograph by Haines.

Sir Edward Grey.

Mr John Burns.

Mr Sydney Buxton - photograph by Whitlock.

Mr Augustine Birrell.

The Earl of Crewe.

Mr R. B> Haldane the Secretary for War.

Sir John A. Simon - photograph by L'Estrange.

A London Cab Rank - The Vanishing Horse Cab Threatened With Total Extinction with the Advent of the Taxi - photgraph shows one horse drawn cab and a row of motor taxi's.

Some Prominent Figures in New York Social Life:

Mrs Todd Helmuth.

Miss Vera L. Morris The Famous Lady Rider.

Mrs Charlotte B. Wilbour Founder of the Sorosis Club in New York.

Page entitled The Ebb and Flow of the Electoral Tide. An Election Gauge at Westminster, A Symbolical View - full page drawn by G. Bron; a scene showing the River Thames, Westminster stairs leading up to the bridge etc. and showing a gauge on how the majorities have risen and fallen since 1868.

The Second Chamber of Quebec.

The Parliament House at Cape Town.

Washington USA - Where the Senate Sits.

The French Senate House.

The Famous Irish Parliament of 1790 - The Right Hon. John P. Curran Speaking in the Last Irish Parliament From the Painting by H. Barraud and J. Hayter - full page. The caption mentions The Righ Hon. John Forster the Speaker, Henry Flood, and Henry Grattan.

Buchanan's Whisky - full page advert.

Christmas Gift Ideas: Morocco Hand Bag at Mappin and Webb's - - Silver Shaving Bowl, Lamp and Stand from Mappin and Webb's - - Patent Poaced Egg Cooker or Steamer.

Swan Fountain Pens from MAbie, Todd and Co. Reive - advert showing seven beautiful ornate pens, actual size, with prices.

Full page of adverts including: Elliman's Embrocation - - Lemco Bouillon Spoons (half page) - - Pebeco Toothpaste.

The Goerz Binocular x2.

Dralle's Illusion in the Lighthouse Perfume - advert.

Handkerchiefs for Xmas Presents from Robinson and Cleaver's.

Johnnie Walker Whisky - full page advert from a sketch by T. B. T. Or J..

Book Cover of The Swiss Family Robinson by Charles Folkard.

Watson's No. 10 Whisky - half page advert.

Full page of adverts including: Zeiss Prism Binoculars - - Carron Firegrates 235x163mm - - Dropp Razor - - Varsity Basket Chair loght - - Celtic and Cornish Crosses by George Maile and Son (small) - etc..

A novel Motor Sledge for a Russian Grand Duke with Turbine Propeller - two men sitting at the controls in a workshop.

The RAC and Dunlop Pneumatic Tyre, Aston Birmingham ' half page advert showing a building and a tyre.

Another Aeroplane Victim - The Italian Aviator Camorotta Killed near Rome - photograph of the man and his sitting on his machine/aeroplane.

Drawing from At the Back of the North Wind.

The Pickwick Club Being Addressed by Its Redoubtable President by Cecil Aldin.

Full page of adverts including Partridge's Children's Annual etc.

Cover for Blackie's Children's Annual.

Full page of adverts including: Safety Drop Point Compass from Eyre and Spottiswoode - Flasks from Selfridge and Co. Ltd - etc.

Full page of advedrts: Lea and Perrins Sauce - Broadwood Pianofortes - Carters Carbrek Table - Price's Candles - etc.

Shem el Nessim Perfume - advert on back cover whitch is tinted in red and blue.

Grande Chartreuse Liqueur - as above.

Allenbury's Baby Foods as above.


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:

Newsletter Week by Week

Live Volcanoes in Africa

A Backwater for Politicians by A. A. Milne

The Liberals Side and The Unionist Side

Random Chronicle by V. V. V. c.keenlyside

The Second Chambers of the World

Our Ten Guinea Short Story - A Cushioned Seat

Motoring Column by R. P. Hearne

Uncle Ezra and The Thermos Flask by Thomas Russell - short story

A Literary Letter: A Great Pickwick, Dr George Macdonald's Phantasy etc - by Clement King Shorter

Literary Gossip About Books of the Hour -by Clement King Shorter

An Appeal - Signed Arthur James Balfour - Full Page



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.

Twenty two pages (44 sides) approx. The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only. It measures 425 x 305 mm (16.75 x 11.25inches). It retains the outer advertising cover which is loose. The spine is worn. The original outer advertising cover is present, but a little tatty with age and handling marks. Some of the inside pages are loose, and the staples are rusty. There are handling tears to some of the pages. 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 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 carry on from the previous issue therefore do not start at number 1. This item will be packaged in a postal tube to be sent RM Small Parcels.

The descriptive text in this listing, details the content in my words and not necessarily what is written on the original page: there maybe typo errors etc. in the text. "Info." in the description is my research, although relevant to the accompanying image or article, is not necessarily in the text.

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