1913 THE SPHERE Newspaper BALKAN WAR Medical Congress OKANAGAN Matania CARAVANNING Climbing (8070)

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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 1913



Original Antique Newspaper

DATE 1913

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:

The Balkan War: The Greek Army in the Kresna Pass - full page (fp) frontispiece.

The Newsletter page showing x7photos:

Ladies in the Beauty Show at Folkestone Pier.

Mrs Emily Florence Seely.

Colonel S. F. Cody of Wild West and Aeroplane Fame.

German Sea Scouts Visiting the German Cruiser Kolberg at Swinemunde.

The King of Norway with The German Emperor (Wilhelm) Greeting the Gardener Who Worked on the Base of the Fridtjof Monument at Vangsnas.

The Fridtjof Monument at Vangsnas.

The Canterbury Week with Cricket, Dancing, and Acting in the Ancient City: Tea Time on the Public Stand (cars lined up) - An Anxious Moment (cricket ball heading towards a group of ladies) - Picturesque Bit of the Stour River - The Epilogue on the stage at the Theatre - Miss Betty Spottiswood Dancing in Chopin's Valse - double page (dp) showing drawings by Fortunino Matania (with text.

The Redocration of King George's London Palace: The Builders at Buckingham Palace - x2photos.

Map: The Daily Mail Waterplane Race - shows the route Southampton around GB and taking in part of Ireland.

The End of Cowes Week: The Firework Display - fp photo showing the royal yacht, battleships and other vessels illuminated etc.

The Disaster to a Camel Corps in Somaliland: Camels Watering at the Burao Wells - Captain Gerald Summers Who Was Severely Wounded - Burao Fort Exterior and Interior.

Medical Congress Exhibition at the Albert Hall: Demonstrating Latest Universal X-ray Radiography Equipment - Demonstrating Electro-cardiographic Apparatus - Demonstrating Heat Treatment Apparatus - The Hopwood Baby Tether - Demonstrating the Acousticon for the Hard of Hearing.

The OPeing of the holiday Season: Two Nymphs of a Modern Garden Drawn by Rene Lelong - fp showing two fashionable ladies.

The Locomotives That Take Londoners on Holiday: Great Central Atlantic Type - L&NWR Precursor Type; Crew Design - Great Western Knight Class - L&SWR Four Wheeled Coupled Bogie - London Brighton&SCR&SER - Great Eastern - Great orthern Atlantic Type - Midland SMith Compound Type - a full page with the drawings by G. Bron and also diagrams and article.

Mountaineers in the Lakeland Climbs: Hand TTraverse Across a Rock Face - Climber on Gable Crag Looking Down Ennerdale Valley - Climber on Gable Crag - Two Climbers on the Needle Arete with Eagles Nest Ridge in Background - Climber Looking Down Needle Gully from Arete - Two Climbers on a Slippery Ledge of Needle ARete - fp showing x6photos.

Climbing The Matterhorn with a Cinematograph Camera by Mr Frederick Burlingham - dp showing x8photos:

En Route for Schwarzsee.

Three Climbers Approaching the Matterhorn Hut.

Mr Frederick Burlingham Surveying the Route.

The Hut on the Hornli Ridge.

The Party with Mules Reaching the Hornli Ridge.

Packing the Ten Kilo Cinema Stand into Its Case.

Carrying the Fifteen-kilo Camera Up the Slopes of the Matterhorn; Glacier du Mont Cervin in the Distance.

The Climbers Standing on the Snow Cornices on the Summit of the Matterhorn.

Caravanning Life: A Camp and Tent Scene Showing the Modern Type of Caravan Used.

The Cottage Holiday in the Country at Horsham x2photos.

Scottish Shooting Season - x2photos by G. H. S. Ross.

Caravanning in the Highlands; Mr Bertram Smiths caravan Sieglinda - fp showing x8photos:

Caravan on a Road in the Highlands x2.

The Caravan at Loch Maree wit Ben Slioch in the Background.

The Van in Sutherlandshire.

The Caravan and Tent near Inverness - shows a woman placing mattress in tent etc.

The Camp in a Track Through the Wood.

Washing Dishes After the Evening Meal.

Plus a caption article (approx 200wds) with mention of Dr Gordon Stables, Mr Bertram Smith.

Opening of the Shooting Season - dp showing a man and a boy both in highland dress crossing a burn with their dogs; plus an article on the prospects for the grouse season etc (approx 360wds). Photo by E. H. S Ross.

Holiday Makers at Barn House, Whitstable Courtesy of Queen Mary x2photos: Women Driving Ducks Home in the Evening - Women Feeding the Pigeons.

Children Fishing for Tiddlers in St James's Park Lake, London.

The Medical Congress in London - fp showing x9photos:

Some Types of Doctos Assembled in London (x4photos).

Doctors and Their Relatives Outside the Hall.

Mr H. M. Masina FRCS, A Well-known Indian Doctor, and Mrs Masina.

Colonel Rho of the Italian navy and Lt Gen. Ferrero Di-Cavallerlione of the Italian Army.

Two Doctors Outside the Albert Hall x2photos.

The 18thC Market Place in Old Amsterdam.

The "Appennine Colossus" in the Demidoff Garden at Pratolino, nr Florence.

The Holiday Season in Canada - fp showing x5photos of the Okanagan Valley Tennis Tournament:

The Ladies Doubles at Penticton.

Spectators Watching the Men's Singles.

Penticton and Okanagan Valley Spectators at the Tournament.

A Pause During the Men's Doubles at Penticton.

Plus a caption article (approx 95wds) with mention of Messrs Stone and Seon from Kelowna, Messrs Betz, and Scholt of Vernon, Miss Schmidt and Mrs C. M. Watson of Vernon, Mrs May and Miss Leigh of Summerland.

The Transvaal Miners Troubles: Men Sitting Beneath Smashed Windows of a Building.

The Struggle in the Balkans; A Scene at Doxato: A Woman at the Rubble Strewn Gates of Her House. c.keenlyside

The Struggle in China: The Modern Administration Buildings at Tientsin for the IMperial Railways of North China.

Map: Showing the Three Areas of Fighting in China - shows the advances of the Sun-Yat-Sen party and the movements of the Pekinese forces controlled y Yuan-Shi-Kai. Etc.

Woman's Sphere and Fashion: A Carlier Toque Hat reive with Ostrich Plumage - A Country House Rest Gown.

ON the Yare, Norfolk Broads, East Anglia.

Mr Joseph Bowles Learmont Who Has Purcheased Quebec House, Westerham the Home of Jaes Wolfe, for the Nation - small photo of Learmont.

Dr E. V. Segura Professor of the Faculty of Medicine at Buenos Aires - small photo.

Good Service Work in a London Slum; Painting by Ernest S. Carlos (small)

A Koh-i-Noor Pencil Made by HArdtmuth.

The First Sea Lord of the Admiralty Describes Britain's Second Naval Line of Defence - dp (plus) showing x7photos:

Sailors Connecting The Wires on the Wireless Gaff on the Conning Tower of the Submarine B4.

The Submarine D1 - with others in the background.

Two Sailors and Officer Putting Finishing Touches to Wires on The Gaff.

The Worlds Largest Submarine D1, Preceding a Warship.

Bluejackets Fintting Out th eSubmarine B4 with Wireless Installation at Portsmouth.

Sir Arthur Wilson's Second Line of Naval Defence: HMS Scourge the New Turbine Destroyer.

Sir Arthur K. Wilson, First Sea Lord, Steps Ashore.

The Air Scouts A Possible Aid to the Second Line of Defence - fp showing x2drawings by H. E. F. Buch, and G. H. Davis:

The Night Scouts (aeroplanes) Set Out as the Day Scouts Return.

Abandon Ship Excercise. sleekburnc.

M. Deperdussin, the French Financier, and the Aeroplane Works Which He Founded.

The Maharajah of Balrampur's 20hp Vauxhall Outside Government House, Allahabad.

Aerial Racing a Hendon and The Contest Between Noel, Verrier and Raynham.

The Race for the Grand Prix of France Won by Bablot on a Delage.


Bells Three Nuns Tobacco - fp bowls scene.

Full page showing various: Ross's Ginger Ale - Mr Heinemann's Novels - etc.

FP showing various: Odol Mouth Wash (hp) - Bengers Food - Tirumph Cycles - Lotus Show - Foots Patent Travelling Trunk.

Ellimans Embrocation - fp showing dogs, poodle etc.

Finnigans Trunk - ¼p.

Robert Louis Stevenson - fp from painting by Joseph Simpson RBA for John Dewar Scotch Whisky.

Doans Backache Kidney Pills - hp.

Fp showing various: Burberry Ladies Sports Dress and Cape (¼p) - Bulmers Cider - Phosferine for Brain Fag, and Nerve Fatigue miel (hp) - Mellins Food.

Fp showing various: Carters Cycle for Invalids - Wincarnis for The Nerves etc - Faenda Coffee - Berkefeld Water Filter - The Sphere £2000 Free Insurance - etc

Back cover: Sanatogen - Broadwoods - C&C Ginger Ale (owners address on back 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:

A London Letter by A. A. Milne.

The Centenary of Holland's Monarchy.

A Few Days Ago: Random Chronicle by V. V. V.

A Literary Letter: New Light loght on Johnson by Clement King Shorter (fp).

The Massacre - A Short Story by David Bellin.

The Struggle in China: How Yuan-Shi-Kai, the Representative of a Modified Pekin, has Fared int he Fighting with the Southern Parliamentary Party.

About Woman's Sphere and Interests by Angela plus answers to correspondents.

Odds and Ends of Varied Interest.

Th eFirst Sea Lord on the Defence of GB. Sir A. K. Wilsons Explanation of the Second Line of Naval Defence.

IN the Petrol World by R. P. Hearne - with a small note on the Death of Mr Cody. Sleekburnc.1608


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). The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only. ). It measures 425 x 300 mm (16.75 x 11.75 inches). It retains the outer advertising cover. There is some age yellowing and handling marks; turned corners. The images are in black and white unless otherwise stated. The staples are rusty leaving witness marks. The back cover shows the original owners name and address written in ink prob. by newsagent: "Mr G. Statham, Rock End, Wellington St. Matlock Bank, Matlock". There is also a penny stamped stamp next to the name and address on the back cover. The images, sketches, maps vary in size.

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.

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Product Code SOLD (8070)
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