Product code: 23Sept1911 (9060) 19Feb2019 D19 Wt450g
Original Antique Newspaper THE SPHERE Dated 1911: Italian Turkish War MOUNT ETNA VOLCANO SICILY St Andrews University HMS THUNDERER DREADNOUGHT DAGENHAM DOCK Air Scout Aeroplanes AIRSHIP Reive 11TH HUSSARS Cholera RAILWORKERS WAGES 4th Royal Dragoon Guards. Plus much more; see main description



Original Antique Newspaper

DATE 1911

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:

HMS Thunderer the First Super Dreadnought Being Fitted at Dagenham Dock on the Thames, London - full front page.

Week by Week Page:

One of the New Motor Barges at Birmingham.

The Rev. Sidney Swann Who Rowed the Channel.

Lord Kitchener Going Aboard the SS Nubia Leaving Royal Albert Docks for Egypt.

A Stone Calvary on the Moors of Cumberland Above Nenthead.

Burgess with the Alexander Trophy of The Channel Swimming Club.

The Port Jackson Training Ship in the Thames

Mount Etna Once Again in Eruption - hp showing the smoking volcano.

Lord Mayor of London in Vienna.

Galician Gipsies in England - x3photos

Sicilians Praying to St. Anthony of Padua To Arrest the Flow of Lava from Mount Etna - full page (fp) drawn by F. Matania. Shows men women and children next to a statue with the smoke from the lava passing under a railway bridge alongside. Tear to page approx 2.5".

Styles for Hair: Ringlets - Botticellian Fringe etc - x2photos.

The Cholera Epidemic in Constantinople: The Turkish Camp Beicos on the Asiatic Shore Opposite Therepia.

Cholera: The Wummer Quarter at Therapia on Upper Bosphoros.

Group Photo and Visit of the Eighty Club to Dublin: Mister T. W. Russell - Mr and Mrs Cecil harmsworth - Mr Harold Spender - Mr harry Jones - Mr R. J. Hawkin - and many more (not named).

Group of Country Council School Children Visiting the Zoo: Girls from Plasset Lane School, East Ham.

Removing a Monster Whale Thresher Landed at Folkestone nearly 12ft Long. Info. I think this must be a Thresher Shark.

A Pilgrimage to The English Lourdes at Spalding, Lincs: Father Clement Tyck Parading Through the Streets On His Way to the Grotto.

A Dear Food Protest Procession In France - x2photos.

The Sphere Dog Prizes x3pics:

Vic the Dog Owned by Mr H. P. Dinelli of The Carnegie Library, Hammersmith, London W.

Jack Owned by Mr F. R. Thompson, Green Bank House, Ashley Rd, Altrincham.

Danny Owned by Mr T. M. Wood Robinson, of Kirton, Fronks Rd, Dovercourt.

Famous Personalities:

Maharajah of Cooch Behar - info. Nripendra Narayan

M. STolypin the Russian Premier.sleekburnc.

New Maharajah of Cooch Behar - info. Rajendra Narayan

Senor Don Ramos Luco President of the Chilian Republic.

Rev. Robinson Duckworth Canon of Westminster.

Lord Lochee: Edmund Robertson.c.keenlyside

Lord Claud hamilton of Great Easter Railway.

The Potential War and Italy v. Turkey and Ocupation of Turkish Province of Triopli by Italian Expeditionary Force:

Marquis Di San Giuliano Italian Foreign Minister.

General Caneva the Italian Expedition Leader.

Admiral Aubrey Italian Naval Commander.

Marquis Garroni the Italian Ambassador, Constantinople.#

Victor Emmanuel II King of Italy.

Mahomed V The Sultan of Turkey.

Said Pasha The new Grand Vizier.

Tewfik Pasha Turkish Ambassador to GB.

Admiral Hugh Pigot Williams British Naval Organizer.

Kiamil Pasha Turkish Foreign Minister.

The Turco Italian War and The Composition of the Italian Expeditionary Force for the Occupation of Tripoli - double page (dp) showing x6pics:

Turkish Marine.

Turkish Palace Guard.

Alpine Regiment Mustering.

Salonika Riflemen Marching to Barracks.

Italian Army Bersaglieri Marching throug a Street.

Italy v. Turkey and the Rival Navies Compared - fp showing two diagrams drawn by G. H. Davis. Page is a little tatty on edges.

Romeo and Juilet at the New Theatre: The Death of Romeo - fp photo with Miss Neilson Terry - Mr Vernon Steel - Mr J. Fisher White. There is a 2.5in tear to page.

The Quintenary of St Andrews, Scotlands First University - x19 small pics bordering the article: St Salvator's Chapel - The Pends - The Gateway - St Rule'sChapel - Bute Medical Buildings - Blackfriars Chapel Ruins RIEVE - Rock and Spindle - Marine Lab - University Hall Residence for Lady Students - Ruins of Cathedral Chancel - St Leonard's Chapel - West Port Gate - United College - Memorial Pyramid - Maiden Rock - Old Library - etc. There is a 2.5in tear to this page

St Andrews and Personalities That Helped Celebrate the Event: Students Dragging Lord Rosebery's Carriage Through the Streets - Dr Budde - Mr Asquith and Mr Birrell - Mr Whitelaw Reid and Sir G. Frampton RA - Procession to the Church - Professor Mendelssohn and Rector of Leipzic University - fp showing x6photos.

FP titled What a Railwayman Earns . Staff Signalling System on Single Track Railways - Modern Signal Box and Signalman x2photos; plus x3diagrams of the nine railway head codes. There is a table showing average wages of railway servants between 1906-10 etc. and average hours worked.

Two Cats and a Dog with a Past: Sambo Londons Largest Cat - A Kulu Dog - Dr Prior's Silver Raleigh Cat - x3 small pics.

Vision of Summer in the Old Days titled The Idle hour by E. Blair Leighton RI - fp.

The Triumph of the Air Scout and How The Armies Deal with the New Weapon - dp showing x9photos:

How the Germans are Preparing to Fight the Air Scout with Gun Mounted on Motor Waggon.

How an Air Scout Views a Camp - photograph from a Flying Machine.

How a French War Aeroplane is Drawn toi the Field of Action.

French Army Manoeuvres: Aeroplane Reconnoitring Above the Outposts.

Cover of Trees etc No Longer Affords Protection.

French Air Scout Captain Felix Starting for A Reconnaissance.

French Lieutenant Starting on a Reconn.

Handing in Sealed Observations After Reconn.

How the French Guide Their Air Scouts at Night.

The French Artillery in The manoeuvres and miel How It Has Been Aided by the Air Scouts - dp From a Direct Photographic Enlargement Obtained During the 1911 Manoeuvres.

Earthquake Scene from The Hope at Drury Lane Theatre - fp Drawn by Fortunino Matania; the Hotel Umberto Earthquake scene.

Group Photo Sergeants Mess 4th Royal Irish Dragoon Guards: Sgt. O'Callaghan - Sgt. Miller - Farrier Sgt Pearce - Sgt. H. Jones (band) - Sgt Kelly - sgt Harris (saddletree maker) - Sgt Mortlock (provost) - Sgt Trumpeter Knight - SQMS Helsdon - SSMRR O'Neill - SSM Adams - Bandmaster Dudley - RSM White - QMS Dunham - SSM Neaves - SSM Manning - SSMIM Cole.

Group Photo Veterans of the 11th Hussars: Farrier Staff Sgt Green - Sgt Jarvis - Sgt Cook - Sgt. Mortimer - Sgt Whiting - SSM Rough- Rider Cross - Sgt Turner - Squadron Sgt Major Brock - Sgt. Dudley - Sgt. Havard - Sgt Trumpeter Mason - Sgt. Dowten - Sgt Cook Devereux - Squadron Sgt Major Crombleholme - Quartermaster Sgt Treloar - Bandmaster Crosbie - Reg. Sg. Major Alderson - QMS Fletcher - SSMIF and G. Simmonds - SSMIM Austen.

A Turtle Hunter on the Qui Vive in a Canadian Stream.

Turtle Shooting in Canada: One of the Hunters with a Dead Turtle.

Lady's Fitted Dressing Bag at Mappin and Webb's - x2

Page titled IN the Petrol World. Leaves form an Observers Notebook:

Airships in the Military Manoeuvres of the French and German Armies.

Two Tragic Aviation Accidents: Lieutenant Cammell in England; M. Nieuport in Frnace - x2 small pics.

The Fickle Wind: An Anemograph Chart - small.

Group of Cups Presented by the Society of Motor Manufacturers for Motor Boat Races in 1911.

Mr William Jaggard the Writer - small.

Oxford Circus Development: Design Prepared for Jay's Ltd by H. Tanner Esq FRIBA.

Golf: Driving From the First Tee at Britton Woods Links, Mount Washington USA.

The Lebaudy Airship - hp photo. Showing crowds heading towards the airship in a field.


The Advantage In - fp showing a tennis double match from a drawing by BP for Johnnie Walker Whisky.

Scrubbs Cloudy Ammonis Try it in Your Bath - hp.

Treloar Axminster Carpets - hp.

Wrights Coal Tar Soap.

Kinora Living Picture Camera.

Boys Fettes Coat from Selfridges.

Alexander Clark Jewellery.

Prayer and Hymn Book Combination Sets (leather bag).

Watsons Blue Band Whisky.

Purgen for Business Men.

Carters Wicker Bath Chairs.

No More Facial Eczema: Antexema - hp.

Smoke Players navy Cut - hp tinted red on back cover.

Beechams Pills - back cover.

Brinsmead Piano - hp inside front cover.


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:

Italian Turkish War in Libya.

St Andrews University Quintenary.

What a Railwayman Earns: A New Popular Book on British Railways.

French and German Air Scout Manoeuvres.

Our Ten Guinea Short Story Before the End.

A Pot of Marmalade by A. A. Milne - short story.

Womans Sphere by Angela. Plus Answers to Correspondents.

In the Petrol World By R. P. Hearne.

A Literary Letter: A Much-needed Book on Shakspere - Mr G K. Chesterton as a Detective Story Writer - fp article by CKS - Clement King Shorter.

Publishers First Autumn Lists - fp.

The Rebuilding of Oxford Circus and Other Odds and Ends of Interest.

Golf. sleekburnc.2309


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.

20 pages (40 sides). It measures 425 x 305 mm (16.75 x 11.25inches). It retains the outer advertising cover which is loose. The double centre page is loose. The staples are rusty leaving witness marks. 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. The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only.

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 is a heavy newspaper 500g. It will be packaged in a tube and posted RM parcels. My postage and packing is done at cost; I do not profit from this. The descriptive text in my listing, details the content in my words and not necessarily what is written on the original page. Please be aware there maybe typo/ spelling errors etc. "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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Product Code 23Sept1911 (9060) 19Feb2019 D19 Wt450g