1957 THE SPHERE Newspaper 20 Apr MERMAID THEATRE Bermans & Nathans Binding (7792
1957 THE SPHERE Newspaper 20 Apr MERMAID THEATRE Bermans & Nathans Binding (7792
1957 THE SPHERE Newspaper 20 Apr MERMAID THEATRE Bermans & Nathans Binding (7792
1957 THE SPHERE Newspaper 20 Apr MERMAID THEATRE Bermans & Nathans Binding (7792
1957 THE SPHERE Newspaper 20 Apr MERMAID THEATRE Bermans & Nathans Binding (7792

1957 THE SPHERE Newspaper 20 Apr MERMAID THEATRE Bermans & Nathans Binding (7792

Product code: 20Apr1957 (7792) 4Dec2016

Queen Elizabeths Visit to Paris France etc. NEW MERMAID THEATRE LONDON Jacob Epsteins Christ RHUM ISLAND INNER HEBRIDES




Original Vintage Newspaper bound (possibly later) in a hard back cover. On the spine in gold writing is the name Berman and Nathans - The Sphere April 1957. I dont know the significance of the Berman and Nathans link, only that they were a famous theatrical costumiers associated with many stage plays, films, pantomimes etc.

The newspaper is original and is dated 20 April1957.


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:

Paris Welcomes Queen Elizabeth: Attending a Performance of Le Chavalier et la Damoiselle - full frontispiece page.

Queen ELizabeths Cruise on the Seine.

Little French Boy Dressed as a Guardsman.

British Ambassador Arriving at the Elysee Palace: Sir Gladwyn and Lady Jebb.

Duke of Edinburgh Visits a French Atomic Energy Plant with M. Francis Perrin.

Reception for the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh at the Hotel de Vill, Paris - half page (hp).

Guests at Luncheon in the Gallerie des Glaces, Versailles - hp.

The Queen Planting a Tree in the Garden of The British Embassy.

The Queen and Prince Philip Greets Commonwealth Representatives in The Grand Trianon, Versailles

The Queen Accompanied by M. Coty and M. Mollet, Followed by Prince Philip and M. Pineau.

The Queen at a Banquet at the Louvre with President and Madame Monnerville - hp plus.

Queen Making a Speech at the State Banquet in the Salle des Fetes. c.keenlyside.

M. Mollet Accompanies the Queen into the Louvre Passed a Gardes Republicaines.

x3pics of the Queen in Paris.

The Versailles Opera House: The Queen with President Coty and others - near fp.

Fireworks Over Paris - fp showing 4pics.

View of Paris From the Eiffel Tower.

Frances Motor Industry x6photos: Renault Plant at Flins - Production Line of Renault Daphines Cars - Citroen DS 19 Production Line - Meeting in Paris Paul Ramadier Minister of Finance; and car manufacturers Maurice Lamaire; Pierre Dreyfus; Pierre Bercot; Henri Pigozzi; Jean-Pierre Peugeot; Jean Panhard

Chateau D'O near Mortree, Normandy.sleekburnc.

Quai des Etats-Unis, Nice.

Carcassonne Castle, Aude.

Jura Mountains.

Paris Incidents:

Bouquet for the Queen as She Drives Through Paris Given by Brigitte Cot.

Ballet Dancers Michel Renault and Liane Dayde Introduced to the Queen.

Crowds in the Champs Elysees.

Crowds Outside the Opera House.

Queen at the State Banquet in the Elysee Palace - near fp.

Queen at a Gala at the Paris Opera - dp showing x4photos.

Queen At The Tomb of the Unknown Soldier - fp showing 3pics

The Jamestown Festival In Virginia: Re-enactment miel of a 17thC Marriage of Pocahontas to John Rolfe.

Mayflower II Takes on Stores from A Lighter off Brixham, Devon.

Vintage Cars Leave for an Anglo American Rally.

The U.S. Marine Commandant in England: General Randolph Pate with Major Gen. J. L. Moulton RM at Eastney Barracks, Portsmouth.

RAF Cranwell: Rt. Hon. George Ward MP Inspects Cadests at a Passing Out Parade (69 Entry)Accompanied by Senior Under Officer P. C. Little of New Zealand.

Country Cricket Captains Meet at Lords: P. B. H. May - W. Wooller - E. D. R. Eager - G. H. Emmett - C. Washbrook - D. Brookes - M. F. Tremlett - D. J> Insole.

The News in Pictures page - dp showing x12photos:

Commemoration of John Stow at the City Church of St Andrew, London: Sir Cullum Welch.

Japanese Visit to London to Discuss Suspension of British Hydrogen Bomb Tests in the Pacific: Dr MAtshushita the Japanese Envoy with Winston Churchill.

USA: Sir Anthony Eden Arrives in Boston ON His Way To Hospital - there is a printing line fault to the photo.

Farewell Luncheon to One of the Pioneers of Ari Radio: Captain J. M. Furnival on His Retirement as Gen. Manager of Marconi with Sir George Nelson - Mr P.Horsfall - Sir John Salmond - there is a printing line fault to the photo.

Architecture in Finland: Finnish Ambassador Sakari Severi Tuomioja and Professor J. Leslie Martin RIBA at an Exhibition in London Looking at a Design by Alvar Aalto.

Fulwell, Middx: J. H. Taylor aged 89 Demonstrates a Golf Stroke on the First day of Teacher Senior Professional golf Tournament; with George Duncan, Alf Padgham and J. G. Sherlock aged 82.

Indonesian Military Leaders Attend Palace Meeting in Jakarta: Major Gen. Abdul HAris Nasution - Rear Admiral Subijakto - Vice Marshal Suryadharma - Lt. Gen. Suprapto.

President Sukarino of Indonesia Speaiks to the Press.

Elections in Senegal: Voters Queue at a Voting Station - Natives Casting Their Votes IN Dakar - x2pics.

Expansion at the BP Companys Kent Oil Refinery.

Cyprus and Bishop of Kitium Goes to Meet Archbishop MAkarious: Bishop Kitium ON His Way to the Ship to Leave for Greece Accompanied by the Mayor of Larnaca Mr Christodoulides and Others

Removal of the Last Obstruction in the Suez Canal: A German Tugs Hermes and Wotan Towing the Egyptian Frigate Abukir.

Raising the Egyptian Frigate Abukir - Spectators Watching The Frigate Towed to the Bitter Lakes - x2pics.

First Oil for Israel to Pass Through the Gulf of Aqaba: Workmen and Soldiers Watch Oil Being Fed into Storage Tanks From the American Tanker Kern Hills.

Wonderful drawings of the Mermaid Theatre, London, by Geoffrey S. Fletcher:

Artists Impression of The Mermaid Theatre at Puddle Dock, City of London - hp.

Actors View From the Open Platform Stage.

An Imaginary Production Seen From the Stalls.

Front of the Mermaid Theatre - hp.

View from the Upper Restaurant Looking Down The Thames Towards Southwark Bridge etc - drawing shows people sitting in the restaurant looking at the view. There is a printing line fault to the photo.

A Refugee Camp in Gaza - fp showing x4photos:

A Street in The Jabalia Refugee Camp in the Gaza Strip Where 20,000 Displaced Palestinians Live.

Medical Services: Arab Women with Their Children Waiting To See One of the Doctors.

At the Expense of the United Nations Refugee Organisation: Rice and Flour Distributed to the Refugees in One of reive the Store Huts.

Everyday Life in the Camp - people standing next to a row of terracotta style bottles; bicycles in the foreground.

Jamestown Festival, Virginia USA:

Part of the United Kingdom Exhibit.

Stands in the Heritage Section of the Exhibit.

Model of the Golden Hind Lent by the National Maritime Museum, Greenwich.

The Gloves and handkerchief of Elizabeth Lent by the Visitors of the Ashmolean Museum, Oxford; with a Copy of Sir Walter Raleighs History of the World Lent by Worshipful Co. of Clockmakers.

The Island of Rhum Declared a Nature Reserve:

The Inner Hebridean Island of Rhum: Wall of an Old Graveyard; People Visiting a Grave.

Castle at Kinloch Built by George Bullough.

The Factor of Rhum: Mr Duncan McNAughton with a Shepherd J. McNab.

The Mausoleum in Glen Harris.

Epsteins Christ - fp showing x3pics:

The New 16ft Figure by Sir Jacob Epstein in the Cathedral at Llandaff.

Rear of the Figure.

Front of the Echo Organ.


Benvenuto Cellini at the Sadlers Wells: Carl Rosa Opera Company and John Faassen; Donald Campbell; Charles Craig; Estelle Valery.

Tennessee Williams Camino Real at the Phoenix Theatre: Diana Wynyard and others - x2scens.

Sir Laurence Olivier as a Music Hall Artist in The Entertainer at the Royal Court Theatre, Sloane Square.

Pages titled Progress in Industry and Engineering. Helicopters and Airscrews:

Helicopter Flown to Africa:The Bell 47.G2 helicopter Dismantled an dLoaded in to a York Freightger at London Airport.

Britains Biggest Propeller: Workers Lowering the Propelle For a Blackburn Beverley Transport Aircraft on to the Balancing Rig at de Havilland Propellers Ltd., Lostock, Bolton, Lancs.

The Rotodyne Going By Road: The Wing and Fuselage Being Transported From Hayes, Middx to the Airfield at White Waltham, Berks.

Inside a Full Scale Model of a New Air Freighter the Armstrong Whitworth AW650 at Baginton nr Coventry.

Armstrong Whitworh 650 fReightliner - drawing.

Mock Up of the AW650 Under Construction.

An Airlines Own Terminal: Model of Pan American World Airways at New York International Airport Will Look.

Progress in Industry and Engineering. Progress in Nuclear Development - fp x3pics:

New Furnace to Provide Temperatures up to 3000 deg. C.

Looking Down into the Furnace.

A Technician Carries Out Tests on the Heat Transfer Exchanger Tubes at the General Electric Co. and Simon-Carves Atomic Energy Group Estab. At Erith in Kent.

Model of a New Multi Storey Garage for London: The Upper Thames Street at Queen Street Place nr Southwark Designed by Mr Oscar Swan of Autosilo ltd.

Model on Display in Caracas, Venezuala Shwoing the Business Center To by Built: A Spiral Structure Named a Helicoid.

Vertical Cut Out from a Model of the Proposed new Business Centre to be Built in Caracas, Venezuela.

Zoo Babies: Baby hippo Gilber Born at Whipsnade Zoo With Belinda the Mother.

Baringo Giraffe Three Weeks Old With His Mother Happy at Whipsnade.

Bear Cub at Maidstone Zoo with Mother.

Two of Whipsnades Baby Camels.


A Park inthe City of Norwich - fp colour photo by Kodachrome for Norwich Union Insurance.

The Stately Homes of Schweppshire: Weekends at Wortny - fp advert Written by Stephen Potter; designed by George Him; for Schweppes .

DP of adverts incl: Moss Bros - P&O Cruises - Firestone Tyres - Sandeman Whisky - Dr Barnardo's Homes - etc.

FP of advertising: Qantas - Dollonds - Travel ads.

Cunard - hp.

Hong Kong and Shanghai Banking Corporation Taxi to Tokyo 2/6d - hp

French Line Cruises - fp.

Hillman Minx Convertible - fp colour illustration with price; artwork unknown.

Three Castles Cigarettes - fp.

FP of advertising incl: Shaw Savill Line - Remy Martin Cognac - Noilly Prat - Ransomes Lawn Mower.

In the Hills of Madagascar - fp for Thames Board Mills; artwork unknown.

Vacheron et Constantin Watches of Switzerland Ltd - hp.

Floris Perfume - ¼p.

Chorlton Sherry - ¼p.

The Rover 90 Car - fp.

Garrard Canteen of Cutlery - hp.

Chanel No. 5 - ¼p.

Barclays Bank Business - fp.

Rolls Royce Car - fp.




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 Newsletter - by Old Stager.

France Welcomes the Queen by George Slocombe.

A Welcome to France by Maurice Vignon, Agent Gen. of the French Government Touris Office in London.

The French Motor Industry by The Sphere Motoring Correspondent

A Theatre for the City: Plans are Going Ahead for the New Mermaid Theatre - by Elizabeth Coxhead. The article gives a history of the theatre and the site; also the names of some of the subscribers who donated. With mention of : Mr Bernard Miles - Architect Elidir Davies - etc

The World of Books by Vernon Fane. sleekburnc. 2004

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.

28 pages (56 sides) plus the hardback cover and endpapers. It measures 365 x 260 mm (14.5 x 10.25inches). Some of the pages may be loose, and have blemishes due to the age - anything more than minor will be mentioned in the main body of the description. The back of the hardback has a few smal marks (see scan) otherwise it is nice and clean. The images vary in size. The images are NOT in colour unless otherwise stated.

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 (as well those stated above), but if you are looking for something in particular in this 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 Graphic issues carry on from the previous issue therefore do not start at number 1. This item will be packaged in a tube unless otherwise requested.

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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