1917 THE SPHERE Newspaper Rollin Kirby BAPAUME Petrograd WOODROW WILSON (9980)

Product code: 9980

Rollin Kirby BAPAUME Petrograd WOODROW WILSON Roll of Honour List of Killed in Action

Ten pages (20 sides) from an issue of

The Sphere

Illustrated Newspaper

DATED 1917

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 American and British Navies – Two Sailors on the Deck of a Ship Shaking Hands ' full page

Eight cartoons by the political cartoonist Rollin Kirby published in "The New York World" about Germanys relationship with America

' President of the USA - Mister Woodrow Wilson '

' Repairing a Road I France – Men of Labour Battalion '

' Bapaume in France - Australian Troops Entering the town With Their Band '

* ' Map of the first Mornings Work – The British Drive North and South of Aras ' * shows Arras – Feuchy – Lecluse – Arleux – Noeux les Mines – Les Vermelles – Hulluch - Miel – Pont a Vendin – Estevelles – Oignies – Thumeries – Mons en Pevele – Doai – Courchelettes – Frevin Capelle – Camblain – Villers au Bois – Barlin – Lens – etc

The United States of America Battle Fleet:

' Stern View of the USS New York – And her 14in Battery Guns ' a view of the ship showing the sailors on the deck – also marked on the photograph are various areas on the ship inc. Three Gun Turrets – Battery of 5 inch Guns – Secondary Armanent – Ventilating Cowls – Life Boat – Steam Picket Boats – Range Finder – Electric Boat Hoist – Ensign

' The K5 US Submarine Awash '

* ' US Battleship Utah ' *

' The Super Dreadnought Nevada Recently Completed ' with men working on deck - also marked on the photograph are various areas on the ship inc. Armour Belt 13½ inches Thick – Batter 5in Guns – Turret with Armour – Turret 16 inch Armou – Flying Bridge – Coning Tower - Navigating Bridge – Wireless Pole Masts Lowered – Spotlting Fire Control Tops – Derrick For Handling Boats etc – 14 in Guns – etc

' The " Pennsylvania " – The Big Overhang of a Triple Gunned Turret '

*Two Charts Showing the Battleships of the US Fleet and Cruisers of the Fleet *

The Russian Revolution:

' The New Peoples Government Sitting in Petrograd – M. Milyukov – Prince Georgy Lvov The Premier – M. Kerinski '

' Petrograd – Soldiers Guarding Anti Revolutionaris in Custody '

' Distributing Flour at the Portico of the Duma '

' The Western Façade of Laon Cathedral – Flower Sellers ' full page fro a drawing by Joseph Pennell

The Fight For Bagdad -:

* ' Sixty Men of the Lancashire Regiment Holding Reive the Lunette at the Diala River ' * a half double page from a drawing by D. Macpherson

' By The Side of the Tigris – A Camp Bakery in a Palm Grove '

' An Iron Lighter (ship or boat) Packed with Mules on the Tigris '

' Guns Hauled Across a Desert Tract on the Egyptian Frontier '

' Egyptian Native Labourers Under the Command of British Officers Hauling a Gun Along the Beach '

' A Baby Camel with its Mother '

' the Egyptian Desert – A British Outpost Picket '

' A German Submarine Gliding, Submerged, Over a Sunken Steamer ' a wonderful full page from a drawing by Montague B. Black

' Germanys Attack On Hospital Ships - A British Hospital Ship Leaving Port With Her Lights Showing and Crossed Aglow ' a wonderful double page from a drawinb by Charles Pears

The Roll of Honour - Officers Killed in Action or In The Service of Their Country Directly Incidental to the Great War:

' Major S. D. Rowland – RAMC '

' Colonel R. T. Carew '

' Captain L. J. S. Allen – Hampshire Regiment '

' Captain D. Digges La Touche – Welsh Regiment '

' Captain W. Odell MC – Indian Infantry ' Sleekburnc.

' Captain D. M. Chambers – Durham Light Infantry '

' Captain F. H. C. Wilcos – Lancashire Fusiliers attd Cheshire Regt '

' 2nd Lieutenant T. P. G. Stone – RA '

' 2nd Lieutenant E. A. Burgess – Royal Fusiliers Aged 19 '

' Commander C. P. Wilson RD – RNR '

' 2nd Lieutenant W. R. G. Mills – RFA '

' 2nd Lieutenant W. O. Barnes – Royal Fusiliers '

' 2nd Lieutenant D. F. parr – Sherwood Foresters '

' Lieutenant R C. Davidson – Northumberland Fusiliers '

' Flight Sub Lieutenant J. E. Northrop – RNAS '

' 2nd Lieutenant L. A. N. Sloccok – Liverpool Regt. '

' 2nd Lieutenant W. Ward – Worcestershire Regiment '

' Major G. W. Hemans – Indian Cavalry '

' Major E. P. Graves RA attd Royal Flying Corps '

' Major A. P. Dale – west Yorkshire Regiment '

Full page

' A Kindness to Animals Notice at the Front – A British Soldier Reading the Sign ' full page – the notice states "500 Horses are Lamed Weekly by Nails Dropped on Roads …And By Cookers Carrying Firewood with Nails Left in …"

On The Russian Front:

* ' Stacks of Provisions Behind the Russian Lines '*

' Line of Troops Led by a Horse and Cart '

' Russian Children '

' A Nun in a Soldiers Cemetery '

Plus three other photographs by Scotland Liddell

' Mr Joseph Conrad ' author.


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:

The Great European War – Sentences from President Wilsons Speech Before the Senate

The British Advance I France – in the Arras Lens Sector by Edward Foord

TheFight in the Lunette by Edmund Candler Special Correspondent the the Expeditionary Force In Mesopotamia - Bagdad

Column by E. V. Lucas

Daffodil Song - To Go With A Country Dance – Poem by Lascelles Abercrombie – info. One of the Dymock Poets

Article by Clement King Shorter.


The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only. This is an original but ‘USED’ Magazine not a scan and not a later re-print. A similar publication to The Illustrated London News. If there is a particular date you require in regards to this item eg. for a birthday or anniversary etc please ask. It measures 390 x 275 mm (15.25 x 10.75 inches). The spine and pages are loose with binding witness marks. The spine is damaged where it has been bound. Some of the double paged photographs, sketches, diagrams etc are detached on the centre fold of the paper therefore some of the images are detached down centre, see *. There is no red advertising cover. There is some age yellowing. Some of the pages may be loose, and have minor cuts tears and blemishes due to their great age - anything more than minor will be mentioned in the main body of the description. The engravings vary in size. Quotation or speech marks in the text signifies the content in my words and not necessarily what is written on the original page.

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 two pages missing, so if you are looking for something in particular in this issue PLEASE ASK. This item will be packaged in a tube unless otherwise requested.

"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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Condition Used
Product Code 9980
Weight 0.31kg