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BALKAN WAR GREECE RUSSIA SERBIA MONTENEGRO Buckfast Abbey Devon TRINITY HOUSE SHIPS Augustine and Charles Birrell FASHION Zeppelin Airship Rumour Selby



Original Antique Rare 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:

Zeppelin Airship: The Possibilities of Flights by Night - fp drawn by G. H. Davis. It shows a flight plotted from Heligoland, Germany over to Selby, Yorkshire; as viewed from the airship, partly shown. There is also an inset map of other possible routes from Emden, Wesel, Strasbourg etc to various towns in England. Plus caption article of approx. 200wds. Full page (fp) frontispiece.

The News Week by Week page showing x7pics:

Three Works by Mr Heinemann, and Mr John Murray Which Have Assisted The Sphere in Dealing with Scott Expedition.

Aviation Meeting at St Moritz: Baron Napoleon Gourgand - Mrs Duggan - Senor Alfredo Pena- Comte de Granmont - Mrs harry Lehr - Marchesa Dora di Rudini - Duchess Santona - Mrs C. Grahame-White - Duke Santona.

Miss Kiyo-ko Kachi of Osaka Japan x2pics.

Pearl Carpet of Baroda On Loan at V&A Museum Kensington.

The Loan Exhibition at Cardiff Museum.

Group of the Public Services Commission at Madras: Mr J. R. Macdonald MP - Hon. G. K. Gokhale - Hon. Justice Abdur Rabim - Mr Scott - Mr M. Butler - Mr F. G. Sly - Hon. Justice Oldfield - Hon. W. Madge - Mr Subramanyam Pantulu - Sir Valentine Chirol - Sir Murray Hammick - Right Hon. Lord Islington - Sir Theodore Morison - Hon. M. B. Chaubal.

Switzerland: The Seehof Hotel on Fire at Arosa - The Burn Out Hotel Still Smouldering - Furniture and Valuables Stacked Up Outside - x3pics.

The Famous Dowager Empress of China - info. Cixi.

Longyu the Deposed Dowager Empress of China Dies.

Small photos of :

Joaquin Miller.

Sir William Arrol.

Lord Edward Macnaghten.

Rev. Forbes Jackson.

Marquis of Sligo - info. Henry Ulick Browne.

Dr Hertz Chief Rabbi.

End of the Armistice Outside Adrianople: The Athanassof Battery Firing the First Gun - fp showing soldiers loading a shell into the bore of a gun, another standing with the white wrapper of the powder charge - from a photo enlargement by G. Waltz.

Mantua, Italy: A Fresco Painting of London on the Walls of the Corte Reale - fp showing x2pics. and article by Sir Laurence Gomme.

Greece - fp showing x4pics:

General Sapounzakis.

Ovens for Cooking Outdoors near Philippias.

Colonel Calaris.

A Transport of Greek Troops from ARta to Preveza - over half page (hp) showing the men and stores being transported in an ancient type of Greek vessel still used called the Trireme.

Mexico and Assassination of the President: General Huerta - Plaza de la Constitucion, Mexico City - Senor Madero - x3pics and caption article approx 130wds.

Memorial to Phil May the Artist at His Birthplace New Wortley Leeds - plus article by E. R. Phillips with mention of his birthplace 66 Wallace St, Wortley - Mr E. T. Reed - Mr F. W. Lawson - Mr J. Ross - M. Miel - Colonel T. W. Harding - Augustus Spencer - etc.

The Arabian Nights Fancy Dress Ball Given by Mrs Miller at Madras: Mrs Paddey and Captain Heffernan - Mrs Straker - Mrs Rob Ward and Captain Hughes - x3photos.

INcendiarism in Constantinople: Spectacle of a Midnight Fire - fp drawn by H. M. Paget showing people watching a fire spreading in the city; also an inset photo of some of the damage.

The Campaign in The Balkans; Greece etc. dp showing x7pics, and articles:

Captain Montousis and a Greek Biplane.sleekburnc.

Bulgarian Soldiers in the Firing Line.

Bulgarian Dirigable After Reconnaissance Work.

Approach of Three Bulgarian Men on the Modern Firing Line.

Servian Soldiers in the Snow in the Sandjak of Novi Bazar - info. Sandzak Bulgaria Serbia.

Princess Marie of Greece Visiting Troops Accompanied by the Bishop of Athens. Info. Theocletus I (Minopoulos) of Athens.

Greek Army Lorry 239 Carrying Supplies to the Front

The Sphere Dog Prizes: Buck Owned by Lady Muriel Herbert of Wilton House, Salisbury - Fido Owned by Elsie M. Purchas, The Cedars, St Johns Park, Ryde - Ginko Owned by Mrs E. M. Reed, Studley, Woodcote Park, Purley - Toto Owned by Mr Charles noel, the Old House, Little Boween, Market Harborough - reive - plus an article with list of other names of dogs and owners etc.

Buckfast Abbey Devon Being Rebuilt by Monks: Monk as a Mason - Monk Sculptor - Benedictine Monks Working inthe Masonry Department - Monks Working on Sculptured Masonry to Hide the Brickwork - Scaffolding; and Hoisting up a Wheelbarrow - Two Old Views of the Abbey - fp showing x8pics.

Revictualling a Lightship During Winter Months: Vesssel of Trinity House the Vestal - from a drawing by G. H. Davis; a sectional diagram of the ship being resupplied; with a caption article approx. 120wds.

Alert (ship) Vessel of the Hon. Brethren of Trinity House, Maintaining and Recharghing the Chambers of a Gas Bell-Buoy in Rough Seas - from a drawing it shows a man on the buoy in rough seas; two men in a tender; and the Alert in background. With caption article approx 170wds.

Scenes from Ibsens Play The Pretenders - fp showing x8scenes with actors: William Haviland - Basil Gill - Yvonne Q. Orchardson - Helen Haye - Laurence Irving - Mister E. Ion Swinley - Miss Netta Westcott - and others.

An Exciting Moment at Hendon Airfield: A Biplane Just About to Run Forward Before Leaving the Ground; But Overhead a Monoplane is Making an Ample Sweep Towards the Ground Passing Over hangars - wonderful centre double page from a drawing by Christopher Clark. The staples are rusty leaving marks to centre-fold.

Rev. Charles Birrell and His Son, Right Hon. Augustine Birrell MP - x2photos, one by Olive Edis. c.keenlyside.

Hat Fashions; Chapeaux for Spring: Picture Hat with Ostrich Feathers - Embroidered Straw - Straw Hat Trimmed with Roses and Feather Plumes - Walking Suit and Hat of Bird of Paradise Plume - Grey Silk Hat with Upturned Brim and Large Bow Ribbon - fp showing x5pics, photos by Manuel and Felix.

Two Clever Advert Cards: Devonshire Products; and Oxo.

Fashion and a Charming Evening Gown.

Fashion: Latest Spring Tailor Made Suit with Hat.

Sisters: Miss Olivia Meynell; Miss Viola Meynell - x2small pics.

Brazils First Lady Motorist Driving in the Famous Palm Avenue, Rio de Janeiro.

First Car to Travel Over 103 Miles in 60min: Mr Percy Lambert and His 25hp Talbot.

15hp Austin Landaulette with Steel Wheels.

New Type of Motor Boat with Aerial Propeller.

Contrast in Cycle Cars and The Effect of Removing the Body.

The Sphere in Southern Nigeria; and India - x2pics.


Sanatogen: The Wearied Pilgrim and the Merciful Knight - fp. with hp drawing by Fred Peagram.

Ellimans Embrocation - hp. Equestrian scene.

Johnnie Walker Whisky : Diddle, Diddle Dumpling, Hot, Hot, All hot! - fp drawing by Craven-Hill; london street scene.

The Orchestrelle Co. Pianola Piano - fp

Colmans Bath Mustard - hp.

Zambrene Weatherproofs - hp raincoats.

Punch (magazine) An Epitome of the Principal Happenings in Parliament....

Dunlop Tyres - hp.

Scottish Widows Fund.

Voigtlander Binoculars and Field Glasses.

The Rudge Multi by Rudge Whitworth of Coventry - motor bike and sidecar.

Continental Tyres - hp.

Phosferine - hp..

Odol for Teeth - hp.

And many more.



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:

Lists of Hotels to Visit.

List of Books Received.

Balkan Campaign War.

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

Pictures of Sir Joseph Beecham at Hampstead.

From the Fleet: Naval Notes of the Week:

Motor Tank Vessels with mention ofVickers, Messrs J. S. White and Co. FIAT .

A new Type of Armour and Armour Testing of Battleships.

The 60 per Cent Margin.

The Naval Overcoat.

Official Visits to Rosyth and Cromarty.

A Literary Letter: Mr Birrell as Lord Rector - Mr G. K.Chesterton as a Critic of the Victorians - fp with articles by Clement King Shorter.

Martyr or Fool? - A Short Story by Clare Thornton.

The Poet - poem by Margaret Sackville.

Odds and Ends of Varied Interest.

Womans Sphere and nterests.

Literature and New Book.

Motoring by r. P. Hearne. Sleekburnc.0103




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. A rare antique newspaper profusely illustrated.


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 item will be packaged in a tube.

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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