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22 pages (44 sides); a weekly issue of:

The Sphere

DATED 1914

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

' The Winter Weather in Holland - Two Men of the Isle of Marken with a Sledge Transporting Food from Monnikendam to Marken ' full front page showing the men in clogs, pulling the sleigh, one from the front and the other from the back, over the ice. An ice bound boat in the background.

Page entitled Newsletter, Week By Week:

' The Accident to the "A7" Submarine ' drawing by G. H. Davis showing a diver approaching the submarine on the sea bed, with his air line stretching up to the ship above "Tard Craft 94"

' A Suggested Explanation of the Accident to Submarine A7 ' diagram drawn by G. H. Davis

' South Africa - The Garden at Government House, Pretoria '

' South Africa - the View from the Stoep of Government House '

The Funeral of Lord Strathcona - Double page:

' The coffin and Pallbearers Leaving Westminster Abbey '

' The Motor Hearse Leaving Dean's Yard, Westminster, with Crowds Watching On '

' The Arrival of the Motor Hearse and Mourners at Highgate Cemetery '

' The Buriel Ceremony at Highgate Cemetery - Lowering the Coffin into the Grave '

' Three Previous Governors General of Canada Act as Pallbearers in Westminster Abbey ' full page drawing by D. Macpherson. The drawing shows the Dean of Westminster Bishop Ryle - The Duke of Argyll - The Marquis of Lansdowne - The Earl of Lichfield - Reive - The Very Rev. George Adam Smith of Aberdeen University

Double page entitled "Adventures of a Hydro Aeroplane on the Nile:

' How the Hydro Aeroplane Arrived in Egypt - In a hug Packing Case Swung Ashore at Alexandria '

' Mr Ogilvie Examining the Vales of the Plane '

' Local People Watching the Proceedings at Beni Suef '

' Assembling the Plane at Alexandria '

' A Crowd Watching the Plane Drawn Up on the Banks of the Nile '

' Mr Ogilvie and Others Assembling The Engine at Assiout '

' At Assiout - How The Wings Were Compressed '

' The New Bird of the Nile Draws a Daily Crowd'

' Nile Boats Seen From Mr McClean's Hyd ro Aeroplane '

' The Hydro Planes Party: Mr H. Short - Abdul the Dragoman - Mr Frank McClean - Mr J. Spottiswoode - Mr A. Ogilvie - Graves - Lawson Smith - Haywood '

Engine Trouble - The Mechanics Grinding in the Valves '

The Nile Bank Seen From the Air in the Hydro Plane '

Personalities and Events of the Week Page:

' The Inauguration of a Bronze Equestrian Statue of King Edward VII in Paris '

' Covent Garden - The Three Arts Ball with Mr Egerton Killock and Miss Sinnott in Costumes Representing Stained Glass Windows '

' A. J. Ashton K.C. the New Recorder of Manchester ' judge

' Dr H. F. Baker FRS '

' The Late Sir David Gill the Scientist and Astronomer '

' Mister J. Kent Smith '

' Canon C. E. Hammond the Former Vicar of Menheniot '

' The Late J. H. F. Bacon ARA ' John Bacon standing on a large step ladder with his palette.

' The Coffin of the Late J. H. F. Bacon in His Studio at St John's Wood '

' Covent Garden - The Rolling Scene in "Paersifal" and How it is Worked ' full page drawn by D. Macpherson showing how the panoramic set was used on stage

' the Discovery of British Palaeoglyphs - Pebble Bearing an Engraving of a Goat ' plus a diagram showin outline of the goat on the pebble

' The Trail of a Submarine And as She Dived at the End of the Line '

The Panama Canal and Dredgers v. Slides - Full page:

' View of Channel Past Cucuracha Slide '

' The Miraflores Spillway '

' Dredgers Cutting Through the Cucuracha Slide Which Has Been Blocking the Canal ' workers with the dredgers and cutters etc

San Francisco and the Progress of the Panama Exhibition of 1915 - Double page with photographs by W. W. Swadley -:

' The Exhibition at San Francisco as It now Is, Fillmore Street Entr4ance, Showing the Administration Building and Machinery Hall '

' One of the Three Lofty Naves Which Run East and West Through the Machinery Hall '

' The Dome of the Palace of Education '

' Colossal Statue of Arab Horseman '

' The Sack of Knossos - Minoian Cups of Solid Gold from Vaphio '

Ceremonies at the Barrage Works on the Euphrates - Full page:

' At the Hilla Canal Regulator - Moslem Sacrifice of Twenty Sheep on the Temporary Dam '

' The First Water in the Hill Canal - Workers Breaking the Temporary Dam '

' The Turkish Governor General and the Kadi with Representatives of Sir John Jackson Ltd ' at the Inauguration of the Hindia Barrage and hill Canal Works '

The International Agreement Regarding Safety at Sea with Some Special Clauses Illustrated:

' Dangers of the Derelict at Sea - The Glenmark in The Atlantic '

' On the Deck of the Derelict "Glenmark" ..'

' The "Scotia" Ice Scout in the Atlantic '

' Mr H. T. Barnes and His Iceberg Detector '

The Effect of the Approach to Land on Mr Barnes's Instrument and thye Effect of the Approach of an Iceberg ' two diagrams

' Special Life Saving Jackets for Children ' two photographs of small children wearing the jackets

' A Transatlantic Liner Sights a Derelict Steamer in Her Track ' a centre double page "Drawn for The Sphere By Montague Dawson" - there are rusty staple witness marks to centre fold

' Scene from Wagner's "Parsifal" at the Opera House, Dresden '

' A Victorian Novelist - Mrs Henry Wood the Author of "East Lynne"..'

' From "Parsifal" at Dresden Germany- A Scene in the Knights' Hall ' full page drawn by Herr Max Liebert the German Artist

' Statue of King Charles I at Charing Cross ' plus two photographs of the Reliefs on the south and north side of the plinth

' Henry Austin Dobson LL.D - The Poet, Essayist and Biographer ' full page photograph by H. W. Barnett

' The First Page of the Manuscript Diary of Samuel Pepys'

' Pepys MS Diary in Ciper in the Library of Magdalene College, Cambridge small photograph

' Sir Herbert Tree - Miss Marie Lohr - Mr A. E. Burtie - in "The Darling of the Gods" a Japanese Play by David Belasco and John Luther Long…' full page photograph by F. W. Burford

Fashions and Hats - Full page: Sleekburnc.

' A Toque in Satin with Plume Feather by Maison Lewis '

' Unusual Morning Hat - by Camille Roger '

' A Riviera Model Chapeau in Straw with Satin Ribbon and Flowers - By Maison Lewis '

' Tagal Toque Doubles de Velours with Satin Ribbon Trim and Complete Bird with Long Tail Feathers - by Maison Angele Miller '

' Frock in Velours with Corsage In Magyar and Mousseline at the Sleeve and Decolletes - by Maison Bennett '

' The Childrens Xmas Number Competition Winners: Henry Bell Wardell of 30 New Road, Driffield - - - Sheila Fellows of 76 Southdown, Great Yarmouth - - - Queenie Stout of Medical Hall, Lerwick, Shetland Isles - - - M. Miel London - - - Mary Westwood Steel of 11 Stoneby Drive, New Brighton, Cheshire - - - Phyllis Budgett of Avaluen, Hindhead, Surrey - - - E. O'Moore Watson of Angwa, 40 Grand Avenue, Bournemouth - - - Daphne Leschallas of Broomfields, Frensham, Surrey ' a photograph of each of the children

Equestrian and Hunting:

' Miss Mahoney of Shourna Lodge, St Anne's Hill, Cork a Follower of the Muskerry Hunt '

' Miss Daphne Persse - Follower of the Galway Hunt '

' A Meet of the United Hunt Near Midleton, Co. Cork Ireland '

' Miss Studdert of Ballincollig, Co. Cork - Follower of the Muskerry hutn '

' Mrs Grogan Wife of the Master of the Carlow Hunt ' photograph by Poole, of Waterford

' A Meet of the West Norfolk Foxhounds at Pillygards, Swaffham '

' A Run with the Tedworth Hounds ' diagram showing the route from Puthall Gate to Hatfield and Etchilhampton with places named in-between

' Tecla Pearls ' full page advert showing a woman wearing pearls

Fashion Page showing two fashion sketches: ' A Short Coatee ' fashion sketch by Vivien Talbot showing a dress or coat with ornate hat - - - ' An Afternoon Frock with hat '

Bovril ' full page advert

' Bust of Lord Stracona by Mr G. E. Wade '

' Gift to the President of the Liverpool Cotton Association 'a rose bowl

' Colmans Mustard Bath - "Let Muster Mistard prepare your bath"…etc ' half page advert

' The Wolseley Works at Adderley Park Birmingham ' drawing of the 21acre site

' A 12hp Rover at Catesby House, Lapworth Where the Gunpowder Plot was Hatched '

' Continental Tyres ' full page advert

' Brooklands Race Track near Weybridge in Surrey - A Compound Skid at 119 Miles per hour, Showing a 200h Benz Racing Car After Looping the Loop Three Times ' from a drawing by John Bryan - motor racing circuit

' Doan's Backache Kidney Pills ' half page advert

' Carters Literary Machine Reading Stands ' advert for a reclining chair and reading stand

' Chlorodyne for Coughs Colds Asthma and Bronchitis ' small advert

' Browne and Lilly Ltd Garage ' small advert

' Sanatogen The Tonic Food ' full page advert, back cover in red tint

' Bell's Three Nuns Tobacco ' half page advert, inner front cover

' The hound of Heaven by A. Bowmar Porter ' advert for a print

' Broadwoods Music Rolls for Any Full 'compass Player Piano ' advert

' Zambrene Weatherproofs ' advert showing a golfer with a lady

' Price's Candles ' advert

' Odol Tooth Powder ' half page advert

' Parquet Flooring from Howard and Sons of Berners Street London W ' advert

' Lotus Boots ' small advert

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:

Hotels to Visit - Alphabetical list

The Newsletter - Week by Week Page

Funeral of Lord Strathcona - info. Donald Alexander Smith

Mr Frank McClean and The Hydro Aeroplane on the Nile - with mention of Mr Selim Sarkis

Discovery of British Palaeoglyphs - Article by W. J. Lewis Abbott

The Panama Canal - small caption article approx 90 words

Progress onThe Panama Exhibition of 1915 at San Francisco - with mention of Mr Jack B. G> Lester

The Sack of Knossos - Article by S. C. Kaines Smith

A London Letter - By A. A. Milne

The International Agreement Regarding Safety at Sea

Wagner's Parsifal

Random Chronicle by V. B. B.

The Centenary of a Famous Victorian Novelist Mrs Henry Wood

Statue of King Charles at Charing Cross - poem etc

From the Fleet - Naval Notes

A Few Days Ago - By V. V. V.

A Literary Letter by C. K. S. ( Clement King Shorter ) Keenlyside

Article by Harry Graham entitled "Recipes'' - Theatre or book reviews

Poem by Moira O'Neill entitled "January"

The Children's Xmas Competition

The Greatest Runs I Ever Saw - Article on fox hunting by Captain Faber

Vanity Fair by Olivia (fashion)

In the Petrol World - Motoring Column by R. P. Hearne

Horlicks Malted Milk Lunch Tablets and Drink - advert Sleekburnc.X3101


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 are binding witness marks to the spine. Some of the pages may be loose, and handling marks due to the age - anything more than minor will be mentioned in the main body of the description. The photographs vary in size. The images are in black and white unless otherwise stated.

Quotation or speech marks in the text signifies the content in my words and not necessarily what is written on the original page.  "Info.” in the description is my research, although relevant to the accompanying image or article, is not necessarily in the text.

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 issues are applied in a yearly sequence and therefore do not start at number 1. This item will be packaged in a tube unless otherwise requested.

Condition Used
Product Code SOLD 2370
Weight 0.3kg