1918 issue THE SPHERE Illustrated Newspaper FORTUNINO MATANIA Trotsky SINKING OF TRUSCANIA LINER Dardanelles (3490)

Product code: 3490
Original antique illustrated newspaper.
11 pages (22 sides) of a weekly issue of:

The Sphere

DATED 1918

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:

' Cessation of Fighting on the Russian Front, A Scene at Brest-Litovsk - G. Kameneff - G. Joffe - G. Trotsky ' Full front page drawn By F. Matania - a scene showing the men alighting from a train - tape mark to bottom of page

' Reduced Facsimile of a decorative heading in The Illustrierte Zeitung of Jan 1918 - Adulation of the Kaiser '

Rationing - ' Food Cards: Card for Butter and Margarine ' - - - ' Meat Card for Adults ' - - - ' Meat Card For Children '

' The Sinking of the American Transport " Tuscania " Off theIrish Coast: The Liner Heeling Over ' a double page drawn by D. Macpherson showing "british destroyers to the rescue ..."

Dardanelles: SleekburnC.

' One of the British Squzdron of Dummy Battleships HMSWS " Oruba " Sunk inthe Harbour of Kephalo at the Dardanelles ' half double page showing a tented village in the distance

' A Breakwater of Wooden Warships Which decieved the Enemy '

' Another of the Navys Decoy Ships Showing Portholes of Pre War Days '

Double page of photographs

Map - Roumania's Position in Regard to surrounding Enemy Forces ?

' A F rench Transport Convoy onthe March at Night in France ' from a sketch by a correspondent

' French Cavalry Waiting Behind The Lines Miel for Orders to Advance in France ' from a sketch by a correspondent

' The Letters That Were Waiting "They're Both Alive" - An Old Frenchmen Repatriated at Evian Finds a Letter Telling him His Boys are Safe ...' from a drawing by J. Simont

' A helping Hand from the Station - American Red Cross Ambulance Officer Helps Two Frail Old Frenchwomen ..' by J. Simont

' A Letter From the Trenches - An Old Britytany Peasant Woman Reading a Letter Just Received From a Soldier Grandson in France ' full page drawing

' A Scene in a Small Town Behind the Russian Lines ' photograph by Scotland Liddell

An Echo Fronm the Caucasian Front ... A Turkoman Trooper ?


' A View of the Khalil Pasha Road Cut Through Bagdad by the Turks '

' Indian Infantyry MArching ALong The road Made By Khalil Pasha '

' Movements Among the Native Population Since the British Occupation of Bagdad ' inhabitants lined up on the river walls

' A Contented Group of Bagdadi Watching Movements of Refugees ' a wonderful full page photograph

' A Contingent of Turkish Prisoners Under Guard Passsing The corner Known as "Piccadilly Circus" in Bagdad ' a double page photograph

Large Modern Merchantman With Short Steel Masts for Unloading, Carrying a Food Cargo, Being Escorted Through the Danger Zone by A British Cruiser etc - double page drawing by Harry Rodmell - brown tape to the bottom of the page

"Love in a Cottage": Miss Marie Lohr's Production of Mr Somerset Maugham 's Comedy at the Globe - Six scenes showing Miss Marie Lohr - Mr Gayer Nackay - Miss Haidee Wright - There is a brown tape mark to bottom of page

Two small sketches drawn by Percy Home of Pye's Burial place at Pinner Church - tape mark to bottom of page


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 Barometer - hints on reading

The Great European War Week by Week includes The Coming Rationing - - The Western Front

Pals - a poem by C. Fox Smith ( Cicely Fox Smith )

Forty Kopecks a Pound By Mister Scotland Liddell - a war correspondent behind the Russian lines

In Bagdad - Flood and Plague etc

Cound Czernin Embarrassed by Germany

The Return of French Civilians from War Captivity - the Work of the Central Organisation at Evian

A Conqueror By E. V. Lucas - tape marks to bottom of page SleekburnC.

A Literary Letter - Red Cross Literature by CKS



The four digit number in brackets in title is for my ref only. 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. There are different types of paper used inthe issue, which is typical of that time. The images are in black and white unless otherwise stated. There are no outer advertising pages/cover unless otherwise stated.

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."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. The process of the page numbering in The Sphere issues are applied in a yearly sequence and do not always start at number 1.

Condition Used
Product Code 3490
Weight 0.3kg