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- Eton College AN ACT for effecting an Exchange between Her Majesty and the Provost and College of Eton. Pages numbered 865-874, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode. 1842. £12.00
- Greenham Common TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets XLIII.5 and 6. Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 37". Buildings in light green. 2 items. Edition of 1933. £20.00
¶ Shows Greenham Lodge, Bowdown House, Volunteer Inn etc., Greenham, Sandleford Farm, Poor Law Institution, Camp Close, Andover Road.
- Reading, Abingdon ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 31" plus margins, very wide margins at sides. With watermark, 'J. Edmunds Wycombe 1829, Not Bleached'. 1829. £46.00
¶ Covers Oxford, Faringdon, Henley, Reading.
- Reynolds & Co. THE ALBUM OF WINDSOR VIEWS 30 photolitho views on extending strip, folding into sm. 4to boards, gilt, corners slightly rubbed. c1880. £17.00
- Sonning ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXX13/LVII.13. Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 37". Shows Sonning, Great Western Railway, Butts Hill. Revision of 1932. £15.00
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- Bristol Boundaries REPORT UPON THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY of the City of Bristol. 10pp, with 4 hand-coloured plans by R.K. Dawson, on 2 sheets. Scales 4" and 1" to 1 mile. Folio, recent paper boards. 1832. £36.00
- Bristol election TWO LETTERS to George Baylis, Kingswood Lodge, Nr. Bristol, from The Duke of Beaufort. The first one, June 27th 1812, instructing him to give the vote he has for his subscription to the Bristol Royal Infirmary from the Kingswood Colliery to Mr Shute as Candidate for the vacant Surgeoncy in the hospital, and asking that he give Mr. Hart Davis any assistance in his candidacy the the Election for Bristol. 1p., 4to, the second dated Badminton Oct. 2nd 1812, 3 lines asking him to 'make every execution in favour of Mr. Hart Davis and render him every assistance'. Each with blank conjoint leaf with integral address panel on verso, one with red 'Free' stamp, the other with 'Dunkirk' straight-line postmark, wax seal. The first letter has been used by someone to record payments in July to 5 people on verso. 1812. £46.00
- Docks AN ACT for facilitating the Transfer of the Bristol Docks to the Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses of the City of Bristol.... 31pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1848. £14.00
- G.W.R. Redcliffe Siding LETTER from T. T. Chard and Sons, Valenta Mills, Bristol. 4 Nov. 1911, to the G.W.R. relating to items which were put into a truck by mistake... together with a letter with printed heading from Holland & Cooms, Penner Cake Mills, Redcliffe St., about delivering of bran to Badminton, with note 'sent forward today'... together with similar notes with printed headings for goods to Redcliffe sidings for onward delivery, from Great Western Granary Company, Harbour Railway, Bristol (45 sacks of meal), Avonside Saw Mills, Bedminster Corn Mills, Alkali Co., etc. 11 items, small 8vo and 12mo, stab holes. 1911. £16.00
- Hawking (G), Lith. CLIFTON, AND ST. VINCENT'S ROCKS, FROM LEIGH WOODS Tinted lithograph, size 8" x 12". A few small foxing spots in margins. c1840. £48.00
¶ A view looking up river towards the city and the terraces of Clifton, Hotwells just visible, sailing ship being towed up river.
- King Street WILL of John Potter, formerly of Kidderminster now of the City of Bristol. 2p, folio, plus blank conjoint leaf with docket title. Extracted copy. Folds, a few small edge tears. 1802. £18.00
¶ Leaves his messuage in King Street to his friend Mary Bowen.
- New Guildhall LAYING OF THE FOUNDATION STONE Offprint from the Bristol Mirror, describing the ceremony. Folio, single sheet, 2 columns, pencil note 'Given to me by Thomas Garrard, City Treasurer....' 1843. £10.00
- Scholastic Trading Co. STONE'S BUREAU CABINETS and Universal Portfolios. Illustrated price list, 16pp, printed in red, rusty staple. c1900. £10.00
- Tankard's Close Houses TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION On Friday, the 14th of May, 1830, At the Bank Tavern, John Street.... Shares in all those Two Freehold Messuages or Dwelling Houses.... Situate in Tankard's Close, Leading from St. Michael's Hill to Mr Tyndall's Park, Now in the occupation of James Davis and Richard Were.... Single folio sheet, folded, printed on one side, a few edge tears, attached with sealing wax to the manuscript `Conditions of Sale' with signature of the purchaser, amount. 1830. £26.00
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- Cambridge University PHOTOGRAPH by Messrs. Stearn of Cambridge. Size 8" x 11", showing a rather riotous scene at the Senate House, large group in gowns in front of the entrance, cheering, students sitting on window-cills on first floor, climbing out of windows on ground floor, some even standing on the roof of the college behind the Senate House, crowd behind railings on right, mainly wearing boaters. c1890. £40.00
- Cambridge University THREE PHOTOGRAPHS by Messrs. Stearn of Cambridge of a tennis team posed in white flannels with their racquets. Each photograph 8" x 11". Two of the photographs appear to be in the Great Court of Trinity, where some are wearing all white flannels, and some white trousers and dark blazers, and one is in front of a pavillion, where all are in white. In the Trinity photographs some are wearing caps which appear to have the Trinity badge. Two of the players in those photographs figure in the Pavillion group (possibly the College and the University team). c1890. £95.00
¶ Fine crisp photographs by Stearn of Cambridge.
- Cary (John) A NEW MAP OF CAMBRIDGE Divided into Hundreds, Exhibiting, Its Roads, Rivers, Parks &c. Folding engraved map, fully hand coloured. Mounted on linen, size approx. 19" x 21«", folding into 12mo marbled wraps, inserted in paper-covered slipcase, rubbed at corners. 1808. £65.00
- Guilden Morden OBLIGATION BOND James Coxall of Guilden Morden, Carpenter, to Hale Wortham the Younger of Royston, for £200. Printed with MS inserts, 1p., small folio, record of 6 payments on conjoint leaf. Signed by Coxall and two witnesses, small wax seal. 1749. £22.00
¶ Refers to a mortgage between Mary Sell, James Coxall and Hale Wortham.
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- Bosden PARTICULARS OF SALE AND PLAN of a Freehold Estate comprising Closes, Fields, Dwelling Houses, Adjoining Bean Leach Road... to be Sold by Auction.... 12th July, 1901. 1pp., folio, plus folding coloured plan. Original printed wraps, slightly faded, docket title on verso, traces of folds, with repaired a few small marginal tears in text leaf and front wrap. 1901. £24.00
¶ The lands were occupied by Thomas Gosling.
- Law (James) PLAN OF THE TOWNSHIP OR CHAPELRY OF BIRKENHEAD in the County of Chester, Shewing the latest Additions and Improvements, with Proposed Docks, 1844. Fully hand-coloured lithographed plan, folding, dissected and mounted on linen, size approx. 29" x 40«", scale 4«" to 600 yards, folding into the original cloth covers, but lacking the top board. Published by James Law, Waterloo Buildings, Birkenhead, 1844. £400.00
¶ A very detailed map showing the area from Birkenhead Pier to Flaybrick Hill, and Chatsworth Park to Seacombe. Names owners of some of the land, shows each house, or building, and each plot, parkland, trees, and names most of the roads.
- Weaver Navigation AN ACT for making the River Weaver navigable from Frodsham-bridge to Winsford-bridge in the County of Chester. 39pp, plus cover leaf.... bound with.... AN ACT to amend an Act.... for making the River Weaver navigable.... 87pp, plus cover leaf.... bound with.... AN ACT to authorize the Trustees of the River Weaver Navigation to open a more convenient communication between the said River near Frodsham Bridge and the River Mersey, near Weston Point. 100pp, plus cover leaf. With Index to the three Acts. sm 8vo., bound in full calf, chipped down spine, very rubbed at corners, front board slightly loose. Signature of W. Henry Hunter (Engineer to the Navigation) on front endpaper. Smith, Printer, Newcastle, 1714, 1754, 1807. £95.00
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- Besley (H), Exeter, Publisher CORNWALL Map. Size 9" x 11", linen-backed and folding into 12mo boards with label. Scale 2«" = 20 miles. Inset of Scilly Isles, Polling Places, etc. Four small ink spots, some slight browning. c1860. £12.00
- Bodmin and Lanivet PARTICULARS AND PLANS of Freehold Small Farms, Accommodation Lands and Dwelling-Houses, to be offered for Sale by Auction... 21st September, 1920 at the Guildhall, Bodmin. 4to, 9pp., 3 large folding plans in pocket on back wrap. Wraps faded, vertical fold. 1920. £28.00
¶ The 19 Lots include farms of 'Higher Tredenham', 'Halgavor Moor', 'Lower Whitley'.
- Bottallack Mine REPORTS AND MANUSCRIPTS Relating to the running of the Mine. Comprises (i) Printed Agent's Reports, and November/December 1856, March and April 1857. Account on one side, Agent's report on verso. Paper spotty, folds. (ii) Letter, manuscript, dated Botallack Mine Nov. 21st 1864., beginning 'Dear Sir', signed 'H. Boynes' (H. Boyns is one of the three agents named on the printed reports above.) Details his work 'Since I heard so much about the duty of Agents at your meeting on Friday.... I have taken stock of my own doings... in the last 12 months... I have taken charge & looked after on an average 154 men Tut and Tributers per month which broke on an average 302 fathom per month... I have been underground 190 days a year... not a trifle to keep the underground book right of 120 pairs of men...' 1«p. foolscap. (iii) Resolutions prepared for a meeting held at Penzance Sept. 1867. Makes three suggestions for changes in working, e.g. 'with the present price of Tin do nothing but drive ends and imploy the steam stamps principally to stamp the Wheal Cock foul stuff...'. Manuscript, 2p, foolscap. (iv) Draft Agent's report for Bottallack, 15. May 1867. Manuscript, 2p., foolscap. (v) Botallack Tut work for the year 1865. Manuscript, 1p., folio, in tabular form with columns for 'Stopping', 'No. of men', 'Wages' etc. (vi) A Report for the future working of the Wheal Cock part of Botallack Mine. 3p., folio, manuscript. 9 October 1863. (vii) Summary account of Botallack Mine of Labour and Expenses for the year 1866. Manuscript, 2p, folio. (viii) Draft letter dated Botallack Mine March 20 1860, with corrections and amendments, 3p., folio, giving an overview of the situation at Botallack, with detailed proposals as to further conduct of the mine: 'seeing that we have 10000 sacks in the mine and are presently rising more than we can possibly stamp... I see no alternative left us but to imploy steam. I therefore recommend that we have a 30 inch Engine as early as possible...' Also recommends a 'Tramroad to be put to the water stamps'. (ix) An Account of Water Stamps Dressing & Expences for 6 months ending June 1867. 2p., 4to. Details rents, leases, number of heads etc. 1860-67. £130.00
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- Cardrew Mine LETTER from Pearse Jenkin to Mr A. Pryer, Trewirgie, Redruth, Feb. 4, 1897. 2p., 8vo, about the sale of one part of Cardrew and Mr. William's executing a lease, and on the conjoint leaf, headed 'Cardrew Engine Shaft', proposals about securing a deep mine shaft: 'it is so close to the railway that if the collar of the shaft gives way it might endanger the railway'. Proposes an arch be built to 'ensure a firm foundation', and will send an estimate 'I had a shaft arched over some time since and it cost about £30'... together with 6 other letters relative to Williams granting a building lease. 1897. £16.00
- Cornish Pasty POSTCARD 'A Cornish Pasty And A Dish A Tay'. Black and white photographic postcard, close-up view of large pasty on a plate, cup of tea, titled in white. Small chip in surface at top right border, just obtruding onto image. Used, sent from Mevagissey. 1908. £7.00
- Coverack, Manor of Namboll COUNTERPART LEASE of a house 'with a cellar with a little roome adjoining to the western end.... adjoining to the lower corner of the western side of the fishing cellar... with the garden in Coverack adjoining the garden of Nicholas Harris...' John Sandys of St. Keverne to James Robarts. Vellum size 15" x 24", wax seal, some damp spotting. 1736. £26.00
¶ With note of 'lives' and of surrender on verso.
- Duchy of Cornwall AN ACT to revive and continue an Act.... to enable His Majesty to make Leases, Copies, and Grants of Offices, Lands, and Hereditaments Parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall or annexed to the same; and to make Provision for rendering to Parliament annual Accounts of the Receipts and Disbursement of the Duchies of Cornwall and Lancaster. Pages numbered 817-818, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Arthur Spottiswoode, 1838. £8.00
- Fowey AN ACT to permit the Sale of the Danish Prize Ship Constantia Maria, and her Cargo, in the Port of Fowey.... 3pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1808. £15.00
- Germoe GRANT and Conveyance of the Great Tithes of Lower Trenall in Germoe and the Rent Charge in lieu, T.P. Tyacke, Charles Lemon, and others to Charles Kempthorne of Constantine. 2 large vellum sheets, 8 small wax seals, ink on first page slightly faded, but legible. 1859. £14.00
- Great Wheal Prosper Mine STANNARY COURT DOCUMENTS in the Case of Joseph Ferris representing the Western District Banking Coy., against Joseph Thomas and John Buckingham Thomas was liable for the Mine's £2000 debts. Includes bills relating to the sale of Thomas's goods, e.g. printing sale notices, refreshments for men at sale, for the use of the Assembly room; Warrant from the Lord Warden to the Bailiffs to levy £1,102 from Thomas, vellum, blue Stannary stamp, 1839; Order, 1840, ordering money to be paid to the Plaintiff, 2p, folio; account of money raised by sale of Thomas's furniture, cattle, crops (he lived at Polgwynne, Feock); bill of auctioneer for taking inventory and work at sale (the family and employees tried to hide items), refreshments at the Punch Bowl and ladle; Rule Nisi; Affadavit of Thomas, 8p, folio; Further Affadavit of Thomas, 2p. 1839-1840. £50.00
- Gwinear RELEASE of the estate of Taskus in Gwinear.... Mrs W. Nicholls to R. Osborne. 2p, large folio, on paper. 1878. £10.00
- Helford PETITION of 11 residents of Helford in the Parish of Manaccan to Messrs. Hodge Hockin, Solicitors at Truro, in support of James Eagan(?) 'who is a poor labouring man... with a wife (now confined in childbed) and five small children', hoping they will mitigate the penalty to the lowest amount. 1«p, small folio, address panel on verso of conjoint leaf. Signed by James James, Compr. of Customs, Thomas Roberts, Shipwright, Thomas Kempthorne, Farmer and 8 others, with their occupations. Helford 26th July, 1844. £26.00
¶ Eagan is referred to as 'a quiet industrious man, and has never (as has been represented) been in the habit of Cutting Turf on Erissy Common and selling the same'.
- Helston A BILL To secure the Freedom and Purity of Election in the Borough of Helleston. 3pp. 1813. £10.00
- Helston CONVICTION of John Macateer for Hawking, upon the evidence of Michael Hocking, Labourer, who bought 2 yards of brown sheeting from him. Vellum, 9" x 8", 21 lines, signed by Mayor. 1816. £14.00
- Helston ORDER to the Serjeants at the Mace of the Borough to detain James Davies that he may be at the next Court of the Borough to answer to James Lander of a plea of Trespass. Manuscript, oblong 8vo, signed by the Mayor, small papered seal. 2 small marginal tears. 1736. £16.00
¶ With a note of bail on verso.
- Helston RECTOR'S COMMUTATION RENT CHARGE DUE 1st July 1846. 9 double-page spreads in manuscript on folio notebook with plain wraps, manuscript title, ruled in columns for Occupier, Situation of Property, Rent Charge Apportioned, Arrears, etc. 1846. £45.00
¶ Lists 123 occupiers. Families include Borlase, Bartle, Chynoweth, Dobb, Grylls, Libby, Priske, Penaluna, Vinicombe, Wedlock.
- Launceston MORTGAGE of Hall, suite of rooms and site of Cottage at Wooda Road in the hamlet of Saint Thomas by Launceston, the Trustees of the Launceston Working Lads Temperance Brigade to Mary Ellen Mitchell. 2«p on vellum. 1903. £10.00
- Liskeard REPORT ON THE BOROUGH AND TOWN OF LISKEARD. 2pp, with a folding plan by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline. Scale 2" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1832. £22.00
- Liskeard SURRENDER of a parcel called Wester Whitley and one moor plot, Thomas Abery, yeoman, and Elizabeth his wife to Joseph Marke of Woodhill, Landlord. On paper, 17 lines, signed with their marks by the Aberys, and by 3 witnesses, 2 small wax seals. Rodent nibbled down fold leaving an oval shaped hole approx. 1" long and «" wide, causing loss of about 3 words, and hole at fold in blank area. 1697. £10.00
- Lostwithiel BILL the Corporation of Lostwithiel to Richd. Rundle Constable. For expenses of Jury of the Inquest on the Body of Harry Goldsworthy, Constables fee, telegraph messuages to coroner etc. single 4to sheet, signed by Coroner. Oct. 1st. 1867. £16.00
- Manaccan PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of Freehold Estates known as Tregonwell, Trelowry, comprising 109 acres.... for Sale by Auction, Helston 24th March 1886. 3p., large folio, folded with docket title, lithographic printing. Outside grubby. 1886. £12.00
- Newham Quarry LETTER from J. Bassett Collins to W.C Foulkes, Bodmin, headed 'Newham Quarry', referring to some dispute, and saying 'it is more a matter for a Court of Law than an unprofessional referee... Lord Vivian is much pressed to bring in all his accounts by the Court of Chancery...' 2p. 4to, folds. 1852. £8.00
- Penzance, Breage, Germoe DEMISE and Assignment by Way of Mortgage of nine dwelling houses and school room in Alverton Street, Penzance and 10/119ths of 'a Mine or Adventure known as Great Work Consols situate in the parishes of Breage and Germoe together with like shares of and in... Engines Whims Tackles Machinery... all Tin and Tin Stuff...', John Boase, late of Wendron, to John Richards of Poltair. 4 large vellum sheets, wax seal. Loosely inserted is a Mortgage Bond, 1p, sm. folio, printed with ms. inserts, and a copy letter from solicitors acting as agents for John Richards to John Silvester Purser of Great Work Consolidated Mines setting out the terms of the sale, the right to various minerals, etc. 1«p, folio, in manuscript. 3 items. 1838. £50.00
- Porkellis MR GLYNN'S STATEMENT OF FACTS as to Mr. Hill's and Mr. Hoblyn's Bounds in Porthkellis and Lezurea Moors, 1744. Manuscript, 2p., folio, inclosed in a covering sheet with docket title as above. Questions, presumably to a lawyer, regarding land at Porkellis 'now in possession of Messrs. Bassett and Glynn' divided '159 years since' between the ancestors of the late Mr. Pendarves and Mr Glynn, 'Tynn dues to be half and half'. 1744. £35.00
¶ His ancestor died and left a son a minor, and his stepfather Flamack managed the estate and 'cut severall Tynn Bounds on the estate, part whereof did draw over Lissarea a Dutchy tenement...' A dispute subsequently arose about land to the east of a leat: 'about 50 years since... there was 10000£ worth of Tynn stuffe broaken which Mr Pendarves & my Grandfather injoyed without any claim by the bounders...' Mr. Glynn wanted to know if he had any right to the land east of the mill leat.
- Rutger (I.H.), Surveyor A PLAN OF THE PARISH OF SENNEN in the County of Cornwall. 1839. Lithographed map, size 16" x 24", plus wide margins. Scale 10 chains to 1". Compass rose, scale bar. Shows buildings, each field numbered, rocky areas along shore indicated with hachures. Small repaired tear in margin, some slight creasing in margin at bottom right. Dean and Co. Lithr., Threadneedle St., 1839. £65.00
- Saint Keverne APPORTIONMENT OF THE RENT CHARGE IN LIEU OF TITHES in the Parish of Saint Keverne in the County of Cornwall. (xiii) + 59pp., large folio, lacks wraps. Printed in columns with Landowners, Occupiers, no. on Plan, Description, State of Cultivation, Quantity, Amount of Rent Charge. Wraps creased, front wrap ragged down right hand edge, pages dog-eared and dusty at corners, 3" tear in top margin throughout the volume. 1842 and 1844. £180.00
¶ Comprises three 'Schedules', 'Remainder of Lands', 'Summary'.
- Sayer (R), Printer A CHART OF THE CHOPS OF THE CHANNEL TO THE SOUTH OF SCILLY ISLANDS; Containing The West Coast of Cornwall, and Scilly Islands. Revised by Mr. John Price, Chief Mate of the Kent, in 1786. Engraved chart, size 20" x 27", central fold. Compass rose at centre, Lands End and Mounts Bay top right, Scilly Islands at the left side with title cartouche in bottom left corner, 7 sections top right, Astronomical Observations at bottom edge. Small hole approx. a quarter of an inch diameter just below compass rose. Printed for R. Sayer No. 53 Fleet Street as the Act directs 1st Jany. 1789. £300.00
¶ With rhumb lines, soundings, details of make-up of the sea bed 'Sand and Cockle Shell', 'Sand like Ground Wheat' etc. Would seem to be a later edition of the Sayer Chart 'A Chart of the Entrance into the Channel..' 1779 , but with a different title, and the 'Astronomical Observations' added.
- Sithney GRANT of land called Boscasack (Boscajack) in Sithney, William Paynter of Antron to to William Beauchampe the younger of Gwennap. In English, on vellum, size 9" x 12", signed by Paynter, and by 4 witnesses on verso. Some letters rubbed along folds. Tag, lacking wax seal. 1615. £30.00
- St. Ives Railway AN ACT to amend "The Saint Ives and West Cornwall Junction Railway Act, 1853." 3pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1856. £10.00
- St. Minver ANTHONY'S HOUSE St. Minver. Description of the house room by room, and its state of repair, noting work needed, e.g. 'Chamber over right-hand parlour 13ft. by 13ft. 6in. Higth the same. Wet comes down from the window above... the doors and staircase handsome, good locks etc. Whole to be painted whitewashed and put in compleat order to receive a Gentleman's family next Spring'. 3p., 4to. Docket title on verso 'New House 1787', and a note that J. Oliver has whitewashed the house: 'half a bushell of lime & one day's work'. 1787. £18.00
- St. Minver area FOUR NOTICES TO QUIT Four slips, manuscript, signed by Wm. Sandys, giving notice to quit to William Graveton for Kirso, 1811 and 1815, Richd. James 1814, Samuel Arthur for Trevanger 1801. sm. 8vo. 1801-1815. £8.00
¶ Signed by John Lang as having been delivered.
- Stithians AGREEMENT made between Michael Williams of Trevince, Gwennap, and Jane Dunstone, for the sale of her unexpired lease in Little Treweek in Sithians, for £50. 1p., small folio, signed with her mark, blank conjoint leaf with docket title... together with... VALUATION of Jane Dunston's stock, taken this 24 day of June 1834... 6p., 4to sewn into rough paper wraps. Lists cows ('Great Notty Cow... £6.15s'), Pigs, fields with what crops grown, e.g. 'Field before the Dwelling House Door abt 5/8 acre... Barley... £3.4.0d', farm tools, etc. Signed by Jane Dunston with her mark, and witnessed. Loosely inserted is a 1p. 'Valuation of the Croft.' 1834. £28.00
¶ The valuation was made by Michael Martin, Peter Philips and Tobias Martin.
- Stithians TENDERS for the farm of 'Treskewes'. Seven letters tendering for the lease, October - November 1861, one with a reference enclosed. 1861. £14.00
¶ Prices offered were between £80 and £96 per annum.
- Trebost, Stithians LETTER from Thomas Corfield to a correspondent interested in purchasing the estate called Trebost. 'I have walked over Trebost & I shall this evening make up my valuation. Whilst there I met Mr. Spargo...' Penryn Oct. 24th, 1854... together with... Rough valuation of Trebost, 4p., 4to, with acreage and value of fields, orchard, etc., note of lessees, brief description, 'Farmhouse includes dairy. 9 rooms, good condition, outhouses scanty & not good'... together with... 4 other letters about the sale, including one from N. Spargo at Crellow House. All 8vo. 1854. £17.00
- Treffry Estates AN ACT enabling Trustees to grant Leases of Part of the Estates of Susanna Ann Treffry Dormer and Jane Treffry Dormer, Infants, and to invest the Monies, arising from the Leases to be granted in Fines, in the Purchase of Real Estates.... 11pp, docket title on verso of last leaf. Recent cloth boards. Act of Parliament. 1791. £28.00
¶ Concerns lands at Fowey, Lanteglos, Golant 'all and all Manner of Tin Tolls, Tyn Mines, and Loads and Veins of Tyn, of the said Thomas Treffry arising or to be gotten within the Parishes of Kenwyn and Gwennats....'
- Trelissick Estate LETTER from W. Paul, Solicitor for Sir Samuel Spriggs, to Mr. Hodge, Solicitor, Truro, about Lord Falmouth's lieu 'for several thousand pounds' on the estate and whether it includes the tenements of Namplullows, Nancassick and Resuggan. Two and a half pages, 4to, mourning border. Address panel on verso. 1837. £8.00
- Tremayne (COPY) tithe apportionment of the parish of Tremayne in the County of Cornwall. Copy on 11 pages folio, in columns giving Landowners, Occupiers, Description of premises, Quantity. On thin paper, slightly feint, but easily legible. n.d. c1900? £20.00
¶ Tenements include: Milford, Pethicks, Tremayne Hill, Westcott, Trussell.
- Trewannion Estate, Lesnewth PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of 403 Acres, for Sale by Auction... 5th April, 1949. 9pp., sm. folio. Lacks plan. 1949. £15.00
¶ 'For generations this Estate has been known to be one of the best stock raising properties in North Cornwall...' Includes Churchtown Farm, Trewannion Farm.
- Wendron ASSIGNMENT of a dwellinghouse in Treneer, Mary Winn to John Winn. 3p. sm. folio. Contemporary copy 1858. £12.00
- West Wheal Trevelyan Mine CASE for the Opinion of Mr. N. Lindley, In the Matter of The Companies Act 1862 and of the West Wheal Trevelyan Mining Company, In the Court of the Warden of the Stannaries. 5p, in MS, folio, folded. c1865. £32.00
¶ Concerns the winding up of the company and the liablities of one Wetenhall 'a man of no means whatever.... who gains his living by loitering about the Mining Exchange and taking transfers of worthless shares in Mining Companies so as to screen the solvent transferors from liability'.
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- Manor of Dufton ADMISSION at a Court Baron of Edward Millward, 11th July, 1772, of William Ellwood to a messuage and part of a tenement formerly belonging to John Lowes and Two Cattlegaits in Dufton Pike and two in Flaskhow. Printed form with manuscript inserts, oblong foolscap. 1772. £15.00
- Mason (W), Ambleside, Publisher FRITH'S SERIES ALBUM OF 45 VIEWS representing The Lake Country. 19 full page sepia photographic views, and 26 half page ones, on glossy paper, oblong large 8vo, gilt boards, front board rubbed. c1910. £18.00
- Westward CERTIFICATE OF REDEMPTION OF THE LAND TAX for John Taylor of Stonecarse, Clerk. Printed certificate with coat of Arms, manuscript insertions, size 15" x 17", signed by the two commissioners. Form printed on verso for 16 installments, headed 'Consols' in MS, with last installment completed. Refers to parcel of land in the Township of Blencogo in Bromfield, and and tenement in the Township of Stoneraise in Westward. Fixed to the corner are two certificates for amounts of Land Tax. 1798. £20.00
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- Alfreton LETTER from Caleb Watson, Financial Agents, Liverpool. On headed paper, to an unknown correspondent, advising him about a Colliery which is for sale, and giving details of cost, location, production, type of engines '20 inch Cylinder good vertical winding Engine at original pit's mouth also 15 inch winding and pumping Engine...' etc. 2p., 8vo, in a small hand. 18th June, 1873. £22.00
¶ 'It now produces 350 tons weekly... the soft part of which is useful for house Coal and the hard is much in demand in the neighbourhood for Steam purposes'. Suggests that the production can be much increased by the addition of nearby lands which will soon become available.
- Stavely WATERCOLOUR titled in bottom margin, 'Stavely Church, Derbyshire. S.' Competent watercolour in grey tones and pen and ink, size 4" x 6", ruled border, margins trimmed. Small edge tear. c1820. £14.00
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- Ashburton TO BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION By Mr. Ed. Sawdye at the Golden-Lion Hotel, Ashburton, Thursday the 25th of May 1865, The Fee-Simple of All That Rich Pasture Field called Emmett's Park. Poster, size 15" x 9", traces of folds. 1865. £18.00
- Barnstaple EVERY THING AT YOUR OWN PRICE At Hutton's Auction Mart and Cabinet Warerooms, 102 High Street, On Tuesday the 11th, October inst. The Furniture of a Gentleman about to leave the Kingdom, Will be put to Public Competition, And knocked down to the most spirited Competitor... Poster, size 17" x 11", printed in large type-faces. Lists many items of furniture and furnishings in 17 lines. Some very light spotting in top margin. Brightwell & Son, Printers, Barnstaple. Oct. 3rd, 1831. £32.00
¶ Includes 'Mahogany Carved Four-post Bedstead with Morren Hangings, Bullion Fringe and Silk Lace, Wool Mattress free from smell or moth...'
- Barnstaple TRANSFER OF MORTGAGE of a house in Litchdon, Charles Carter and George Wilkey to Mary Bealey and Trustee. Large paper sheet, 4 wax seals. 1828. £10.00
- Bovey Tracey, Broadwood Kelly, Ipplepen, etc. AN ACT to confirm certain Orders of the Local Government Board under the provisions of the Divided Parishes and Poor Law Amendment Act.... 9pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1884. £10.00
- Buckerell, Awliscombe and Honiton PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Dwellinghouses, Shop, Cottages.... Lands.... for Sale by Public Auction.... 9th day of March, 1932. 10pp., sm. folio, wraps. 1932. £14.00
- Buckfastleigh & Totnes Railway AN ACT to confer further Powers on the South Devon Railway Company with reference to their own Undertaking of the Buckfastleigh, Totnes, and South Devon Railway Company.... 8pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1875. £10.00
- Clawton CONVEYANCE IN FEE of the tenement of Taylor's or Lower North Beer in Clawton, Jane Sleeman to S. Sleeman. Vellum, size 23" x 28", 2 wax seals. With schedule listing 32 fields etc. with cultivation. 1877. £15.00
- Coryton DEED OF BARGAIN AND SALE of a tenement, orchards, gardens, etc., known as Cory Ford in Coryton heretofore the inheritance of John Wall. Thomas Sherwill of Stonehouse to Thomas Stert of Maristow. Vellum, size 10" x 16", large decorative initial letter, tag, with no wax seal. Vellum spotty, particularly on verso, with some letters rubbed, but text legible. 1655. £15.00
- Devon and Somerset Railway Company AN ACT for enabling the Devon and Somerset Railway Company to take lands, to raise additional capital.... 9pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Some dustmarking on first page. 1874. £16.00
- Dibdin (T.C) and Vivian (Edward) TORBAY, FROM TOR ABBEY SANDS. Tinted lithograph. Drawn by T.C. Dibdin from a sketch by E. Vivian. On stone by E. Gauci. Size approx. 8" x 12", plus margins. Printed by M. & N. Hanhart, c1841. £48.00
¶ A view across the bay towards terrace of houses in distance, with ships in the middle ground, and women standing by a fence in the foreground.
- East Membury ASSIGNMENT OF A LEASE of thirty acres in the Manor of East Membury, John Harvey of Bridgwater and Elizabeth Brawly of Brodripp to Sir Edward Seymour of Maiden Bradley. Vellum, size 17" x 20", 2 small wax seals. Very decorative initial letter. Witnessed on verso. 1699. £30.00
¶ The lands were known as Middlestone and Claycroft. Sir Edward Seymour (1633-1708) was speaker of the House of Commons, descendant of the Protector in the time of Edward VI
- Exe Valley Railway AN ACT for making Railways in the county of Devon, to be called the Exe Valley Railway..... 15pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1874. £15.00
- Exeter Railway AN ACT to empower the South Devon Railway Company to make a Branch Railway at Exeter.... 18pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1865. £15.00
- Halberton INSTRUCTIONS FOR COVENANT from Mrs Joanna Cowlen to Mr. Thomas Baker for Halstree, Abbots Wood, Court Fields, Purtons and Stones Ground in Halberton. Manuscript conditions for lease, 3 foolscap pages, signed and witnessed. Folded. 1797. £20.00
¶ Includes instructions for cutting trees, sowing crops, dressing fields etc. 'Tenant to deliver to Lessor 200 of reed sheaves yearly.... and spars that shall be wanted for thatching the premises....'
DUKE OF CORNWALL'S GRANT OF WARDSHIP
- Hemiock, Manor of GRANT by the Most Excellent Prince Charles, Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall and of York and Earl of Chester, of the Wardship of John Every to John Bennet of Symonsborough in Dorset, yeoman, grandfather of John Every, his Highness' ward, and Barbara Every, late wife of John Every late of Symonsborough, gentleman. 61 lines, in English, on vellum, size 20" x 22", large calligraphic initial letter. Attached is a smaller sheet with 'The Extent and the Cleere Yeerely value of the Manor Messuages lands tenements and hereditaments late of John Every Gent', with values on the right, and a total, together with a column in very small script concerning inheritance in the Every family. Tag lacking wax seal. 1623. £75.00
¶ John Every had a fourth share of the Manor of Hemiock, with other lands.
- Kilbury DEED OF COVENANT Messrs Willcocks, owners of Kilbury Mills, to Jeffery Edwards of Kilbury Farm. Copy on 7 folio pages. 1892. £14.00
¶ The mill owners undertook to construct a new leat, part of Kilbury Fender was to be filled up and a new leat called 'New Kilbury Fender', details construction of overflows, regulation of water flow, etc., in 17 points.
- Kilmington AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Kilmington in the County of Devon. 27pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1842. £17.00
- Kingsbridge, Dartmouth, Modbury, Salcombe Roads AN ACT for making and maintaining certain Roads from Kingsbridge to Dartmouth, Modbury, Salcombe, and other Places.... 14pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1824. £14.00
- Lindridge AN ACT for enabling the Trustees of the Will of the Reverend John Templer Clerk, deceased, to exchange certain of the Real Estates thereby devised, situate in the County of Devon, for certain other Estates situate in the same County. 22pp, disbound, including schedule. Act of Parliament. 1839. £15.00
- Membury, Manor of INDENTURE between John Hourd of Hook, Hampshire, now of Sarum, and James Creeth of Babcary, Somerset. Vellum, 22" x 28", papered wax seals on tags, fine printed calligraphic heading. 1689. £34.00
¶ The Manor lay in East Membury and Axminster. The indenture recites how George Pitt of Stratfield Saye and Francis Lund of Fulham had purchased the manor from Sir John Tracy of Stanway, Glos., and John Hourd of Hook, and it was to be reconveyed under certain covenants.
- Milton Abbott AN ACT for inclosing Ramsdown and Liddaton Down Commons, in the Parish of Milton Abbott.... 12pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1817. £18.00
- Plymouth MORTGAGE of freehold premises in Plymouth, William Bickford-Smith of Camborne and Thomas Cotty Hodge, Chemist, to Thomas Bishop. 3p., large folio. 1873. £10.00
¶ With a Schedule listing 14 premises, with owners and occupiers, giving occupation, such as ropemaker, fisherman, shipwright.
- Plymouth MORTGAGE of one messuage, two courtlages, two cellars, one garden, one chamber with a little cellar, adjoining to a street called Haynes's land for 1000 years, Elizabeth Cock Widow and John Cock her son to John Martyn. Vellum, size 14" 26", two wax seals on tags, one with half the wax missing. 1652. £35.00
¶ An attractive script with very black ink.
- Rowe (G), Cheltenham, Drawn, Printed and Published by, LEY ABBEY Linton, The Seat of Charles Bailey Esq. Lithograph, size 8" x 11", plus margins. Foxing spots, mainly in sky area and margins. c1840. £16.00
¶ Shows Ley Abbey bottom right, view across the bay.
- Rowe (G), Cheltenham, printed and published by THE TREADWATER In the Valley of the East Lyn, Devon. Tinted lithograph, size 9" x 12", plus margins. A few foxing spots in margins, and some slight spotting in sky area. c1840. £28.00
- Rowe (G), Lith. Cheltenham WATER'S MEET NEAR LYNMOUTH DEVON Lithograph, size 8" x 11", plus margins. A few small foxing spots in bottom margin. c1840. £32.00
¶ Shows view across the valley to a large house, figure seated on rocks bottom right.
- Spreat (W) THE VALLEY OF ROCKS Linton. Lithograph, size 8" x 11", plus margins. A few foxing spots in bottom margin. Printed and Published at W. Spreat's Lithgraphic Establishment. c1840. £24.00
¶ Shows a view looking down the valley, sea on the left.
- Stewart (W), Publisher VIEWS OF NORTH DEVON 23 vignette views, title page, cloth boards, decorative gilt title, corners slightly rubbed, overall size 6" x 10", size of views ranging from 3" x 4" to 4" x 6«", plus margins. First views browned, a few of the other views with some foxing spots in margin. Printed title page. c1860. £75.00
¶ The views are published by Banfield. Artists include William Willis, T. Martin, W. Gauci.
- Teign Valley Railway Company AN ACT for conferring further powers on the Teign Valley Railway Company for the construction of works... 7pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1878. £9.00
- Torquay & Tor AN ACT for granting further Powers to the Torquay, Tor and St. Mary Church Gas Co. 2pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1855. £7.00
- Torquay Cemetery AN ACT for constructing a Cemetery near to Torquay.... 7pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1852. £14.00
- Totnes ASSIGNMENT AND CONVEYANCE of a house etc. in Totnes, John Adams to John Colwell. 3 large vellum sheets, 2 wax seals. Dusty and creased along one fold, with two small holes where folds meet. Very dusty on outside where titled. 1750. £18.00
- Totnes Debts AN ACT for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Town of Totnes.... and other Places.... 27pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1841. £14.00
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- Beaminster AN ABSTRACT of Mr William Richards his Title to Lands called Chappel Marsh in the parish of Beaminster. 2p, folio, blank conjoint leaf, folded with docket title. Details deeds from the 31st year of Elizabeth to 1719, with note in a later hand of a release of 1736. n.d. mid. 18th century. £14.00
- Beaminster FINAL AGREEMENT William Dunning, plaintiff and William Richards and Susannah his wife Deforciants of a messuage, garden, orchard, 30 acres of land, 50 acres of meadow, 160 acres of pasture, 40 acres of furze and heath in Beaminster, South Perrot, Mosterton, Chappell and Langdon. Vellum, size 7" x 19". 1736. £18.00
¶ William and Susanna renounce any right in the tenements for £260.
- Beere Hackett CONVEYANCE IN FEE of tenement in Knighton within the parish of Beere Hackett, in trust, William Newman of Dulish to Edward Osmond of Steeple in the Isle of Purbeck, in settlement on the marriage of his son William Newman with Osmond's daughter Honor. Vellum, 21" x 24", 63 lines, signed by four parties, four tags, but lacking small wax seals. Attractive large calligraphic initial letter with flourishes. 1649. £45.00
¶ Commonwealth period deed. Names the various lands involved.
- Bournemouth SALES PARTICULARS Three sale particulars for houses in Bournemouth; 8 Clifton Road, 1928, 5 Cavendish Place, 1934, 'Vincit', Pinecliffe Avenue, 1948. 8vo and 4to, with photos on front wraps. 1928-48. £15.00
- Bridport, Rampisham, Chesil Beach ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 327. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14" plus wide margins. One small wormhole near Chideock. Published 1892. £18.00
- Broadwinsor ADMEASUREMENT of Chaffeigh and Maudlin Estates belonging to Mr. George Trenchard situate within the Parish of Thorncombe in the County of Devon and Broadwinsor in the County of Dorset, by Wm. Kite. 3p, sm. folio, with tables giving field no., name, quantity, with totals. Paper dust-stained at edges and on outer sheet where folded and titled. 1814. £22.00
¶ Lists 65 fields etc. Includes 'Calves Close Copse', 'Pinnacle Hill', 'Willowbear Orchard', 'Pond in Green Close'.
- Corfe Mullen RENTAL OF THE ESTATE OF ST. JOHN COVENTRY ESQ. At Corfe Mullen, Dorset. Large account book, size 15" x 10", morocco label on front boards with title as above, full reversed calf. 137 double page spreads, listing rents received, with tenants' names, and sums paid out on his behalf by James Chislett (presumably estate manager) on the upkeep of the estate, taxes, repairs to farms and cottages, wages, building, etc. 1859-1863. £220.00
¶ Many of the expenses listed are to do with Henbury House, and Knowle: 'Jane Florance 18 days due for scrubbing rooms at Knowle House', 'W. Wilson for Fruit Trees planted in Henbury Garden... £5.2s', 'Paid Saml. Lovell for building new bakehouses at the cottages at Waterloo... £13.10s', 'To my charge for preparing Map and Terrier and colouring Map distinguishing each Tenant's holding...'
- Dorchester Bridge and Causeway AN ACT to impower Lora Pitt, Widow to erect a Bridge or Bridges over the River Froome; and to make a Causeway to the East End of the Town of Dorchester, over Forthington Moor in the County of Dorset. Cover leaf + 20pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1746. £18.00
HINTON MARTEL TITHES 1797 - 1827
- Hinton Martel TITHE RECORD BOOKS of the Revd. Hugh Pugh. Notebook, marbled boards, calf spine, 8vo. 68 pages recording tithes received, 'from ye. Parsonage of Hinton Martel' from 1806-27. Lists names of tithe-payers and money paid (for example Sir Richard Carr Glyn Bart. paid £21.6s in 1809) and tithes received in kind, for example 'two Hogshead of Cyder of tithe apples', Mr. Burt paid a milch cow, 6 weights of Horn Wool, £15.10s., 22« lb of Southdown wool, £6.1s.3d., and 34 Lambs, £14.1s.6d'. Also records 'wheat in ground' with name, acreage and sheaves produced, how many bushels of threshed wheat produced from those sheaves, 'wood from Lord Shaftesbury's copse' etc. At the other end of the book are 18 pages detailing 'Money laid out on the Parsonage', yearly, from 1808-27. Lists taxes, repairs, bills for tradesmen 'repairing my bow window', etc. Also included is 1p. account of money spent on repair of Chancel (425 tiles, 1000 laths for the ceiling etc.) Loosely inserted is sheet recording money invested in consols.... together with.... smaller notebook, 12mo, marbled wraps, recording tithes received from 1797 - 1806, 20p. with lists of monies laid out on the Parsonage, 12p. 'Wm. Church's bill for roofing the Milkhouse' '45 lugs of wood to fence the Glebe'. 1797-27. £175.00
¶ He previously had the living of Booby in Leicestershire.
- Portland ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 31", dissected and mounted on linen and folding into 8vo cloth wraps. Rivers and main roads hand-coloured. c1860. £36.00
¶ Covers Bridport, Dorchester, Lulworth.
- Stourpaine RELEASE of messuage at France in Stourpaine, George Long to John Parker, Surgeon, of Blandford. Vellum, 18" x 22", armorial wax seal. 1727. £25.00
- Wambrook ABSTRACT OF THE TITLE of the Misses Palmer and Trustees to a messuage and farm called Bewley Down in Wambrook. 27p. folio, held at corner with tape. 1857. £215.00
¶ Lists deeds from 1814 to 1849.
- Wambrook RELEASE in fee of several pieces of Ground in Wambrook allotted in respect of his Estates, John Beviss of Wambrook to Thomas Lawrence of Chard. Two vellum sheets, vellum slightly browned, size 17" x 28", wax seals. Refers to allotments of Common ground of Wambrook under the Enclosure Act. Lists the plots by number according to the enclosure plan, and the tenements such as White's, Brown's, Warren's, Darby's, etc. qualifying Beviss for them. Loosely inserted is a lease for a year relating to the same transaction. 1809. £20.00
- Wambrook RELEASE in Fee of a Piece of Land in Wambrook, Thomas Lawrence to the Revd. W. Palmer. Vellum, two large sheets, two wax seals. Ink slightly rubbed at two folds. 1814. £18.00
- Wareham area RECORD OF LEGAL WORK carried out by Solicitor in Wareham area, 1824-5. 35 pages of manuscript entries in an untidy large hand, daily entries, written on bound printed forms of 'Regular Milita' instructing the Constables to give notice to the Militia men of training etc. The forms have been sewn into plain paper wraps. Some waterstaining along bottom edges of some pages. 1824-5. £95.00
¶ 'Wed. 14th. Began Copyg. Dft. Conveyance from the Trees. of the late N. Gould Esq. to E.M. Pleydell Esq. for the perusal of Mr. Gould. (Mayor's feast).'; 'filled out Sacrament Cert....'; 'Prepg. for ballot in the Militia. Justice Meeting'; 'Dft. Conveyance of Milborne estate recd. frm Mr. Gould. Read'; 'At Red Lion recg. Wareham rents'; 'At Corfe taking Deposns. agst. Jane Horner she being found in Mr. Taylor's house'; 'Journeyed to Tyneham & making the Will of Mr. Henry Hillier (3 sides foolscap)'; 'Holding Inquest on John Venables...'; 'At Corfe taking deposns. of Cutler & Roe agt. Henry Briggs for assaulting Cutler in execon. of his duty.' Notes Courts at East and West Lulworth, Coombe and Wool, Swanage Tithes day, etc.
- Weymouth and Melcombe Regis AN ACT for the better ascertaining, recovering, and collecting, certain Duties commonly called petty Customs, or Wharfage, payable upon the Importation and Exportation of Goods and Merchandizes into, or out of the Harbour of the Borough and Town of Waymouth and Melcombe Regis.... and also of Ballast and Harbour-duties payable in respect of Ships and Vessels.... Cover leaf + 14pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1749. £18.00
- Weymouth LIST OF PROPERTIES Belonging to the Corporation. 16pp., 4to, printed in columns with Property, Lessee, Term of Lease etc. 1925. £12.00
- Wimborne Minster AN ACT for Dividing, Allotting, and Inclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Crofts, and Common Meadows, and for Draining and Improving certain Common Moors, within the Parish of Wimborne Minster... 21pp., separately paginated. Docket title on reverse of last leaf. Act of Parliament. 1785. £22.00
- Wimborne TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION by John Force, at The Crown Inn, , in Wimborne... 23rd of September 1808, precisely at 5 o'clock.... the Following Premises.... Handbill, size 10" x 7", listing 5 Lots, with acreage and quality, at Leigh, Bothenwood, and Cowgrove. Slight vertical crease. Moore, Printer, Poole. 1808. £45.00
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- Coroners AN ACT for regulating the Coroners of the County of Durham. Pages numbered 529-530, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1837. £12.00
- Heworth, Washington GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No VII. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size approx. 23«" x 35«", plus margins, fully hand coloured, key in right-hand margin. 1868. £40.00
- South Shields AN ACT for vesting in the Dean and Chapter of Durham a certain Piece of Ground adjoining to the Town of South Shields... and for enabling the said Dean and Chapter to remove the Fairs and Market.... 6pp, small folio, fine woodcut headpiece with church, some slight browning at edges, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1767. £14.00
- Walker, Printer ANSWER TO COLIN & PHEOEBE and Follow the Drum. Slip ballad, size 9" x 7", printed in two columns with a small woodcut vignette above each song, the first showing a cow and a frog, the other an indistinct pastoral scene. Number 32 bottom right. Small piece chipped from top right-hand corner. c1840. £24.00
- Walker, Printer FORGET NOT THE SOLDIER The Return of the Admiral, and Merry Maids of England.. Ballad sheet, size 9" x 7", printed in two columns, on thin paper, two vignettes of a soldier and an admiral. Number 59 at bottom. c1845. £20.00
- Walker, Printer GOING OUT TO MARKET The Moon is on the Waters, and The Wolf. Ballad sheet, size 9" x 7", printed in two columns, on thin paper, two vignettes of a man dancing, and a sailor and a girl. Number 67 at bottom. c1845. £20.00
¶ The first poem of is a cautionary tale of a man who decides to shop at the market himself as he wanted to see if he could lay out the money better than his wife. He ends up getting drunk and being fleeced by the traders.
- Walker, Printer THE SAILOR'S FAREWELL and The Rover of the Seas. Slip ballad, size 10" x 7«", printed in two columns with a woodcut illustration above each song, the first showing a man hitting a sailor with a girl, the sailor waving his hat, the other a sailing ship. Attractive border. Number 14 in bottom margin. c1840. £26.00
¶ The 'Rover' is a lawless buccaneer 'Wherever my swift bark steers/Desolation and rapine are spread'.
- Walker, Printer THE SLAVE CHASE and Kathleen Mavourneen, The Brave Old Oak, The Star of Glengary. Ballad sheet, size 9" x 7", the four poems printed in two columns with a small woodcut vignette above each column, the first showing a sailing ships, the other a deer below a tree. Number 57 at bottom. c1845. £24.00
¶ 'The Slave Chase' tells of the pursuit and capture of a slaving ship by a British Man of War, the first two stanzas being told in the evil slaver's voice. The last verse celebrates the release of the slaves 'Up, up, with the negroes speed'ly, up, up, and give them breath;/Clear out the hold from stem to stern, that noisome den is death./And run aloft St. George's Cross, all wanton let it wave/The token proud that under it there never treads a slave.'
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- Colchester printing THE BUGLER Song in six verses, at the bottom is printed in large letters 'The above is Sung Nightly with Enormous Success by Harry Cousings, Late 1st Battalion, Royal Fusiliers'. Horizontal folds, small repaired split at edge of one fold, a few small spots. Brown & Son, Eastern Express Printing Works, Colchester. c1880. £16.00
¶ With pencil note in margin, probably contemporary 'Jan. 14th 1888. At the Sir Colin Campbell, Colchester'.
- Epping, Little Hallingbury ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 240. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19", plus margins. Feint 'Record Map' in top margin. Some very slight darkening of paper over about 2 square inches. Revised 1893. £18.00
- Frinchingfield, Bumpstead, Hempstead, Sampford Magna GROUP OF NINE RENTALS of the Manors of Winslowes, Crouchmans, Free Roberts and Woodhalls belonging to Sir Eliab Harvey, 1628 to 1682. Two rentals on vellum as follows: (i) A Rental of the Quit Rents belonging to Charles Harvey Esq. Lord of the Manor of Winselows Hall, Gouldingeam als. Crouchmans, Free Roberts and Woodhalls due att Michaelmas 1654... On vellum roll, 29" x 8«", one complete side, closely written, plus a few properties and total on verso. Gives rentpayers, name of property and occupier, sum due, for example 'Sr Robert Kempe Knt. for a messuage and severall Landes being in Frinchingfield being a pte of Cockfieldsometime the Landes of William Chaplin and lately purchased of Rich. Westley....' 42 properties listed. (ii) Wincelowes Goldinghame alias Crouchmans Free Roberts and Woodhall. A true and pefect Rentall of all and every the Quit rents yearly due and payable to the said Mannor... 1665... 3 vellum sheets, tied at top, written on one side only, size 24" x 7", rolled, heading slightly rubbed. In sections for Hempstead, Sampford, Frinchingfield, Bumpsted, with these names and the names of the tenants throughout in heavy decorative lettering. Names persons and lands, with rent in margin, e.g. 'Mary Kempe widd. holdeth as aforesaid certain Lands in Frinchingfield called Cornewallis..' 43 names... together with... Hempstead Hall Rental 1628. On paper, 5p, sm. folio, Lists names and lands in detail (e.g. Eastons containing 16 acres. Latchley Wood) with sums in margin, and whether a capon due... together with... A Rentall of the Severall quitt rents belong to Eliab Harvey Esq. in Hempstead, Samford.... 24th June 1650. On paper, 4pp., 15" x 6". 67 names... together with... October 1661. Lords Rent due to Sir Elyab Harvey... 1661. On paper, 4p., size 14" x 6". Lists tythe on left, name of tenant with no. of years, and amount... together with... Quit Rent for Hampsted att. Michalmas 1662. Lords Rent to Sir Eliab Harvey. 1«p, 14" x 6". Lists 60 names with period and total sum of rent...A Rentall of Hempstead Hall made Ann 1675. On paper, 5p., sm. folio, folded with docket title, divided into Free Rent, Customary Rent, Tenants by Lease. Included Sir Martin Lumlet for lands called Blaydon, Sir John Bendick etc.... together with... A true and perfect Rentall.... 1682. On paper, 5«p, sm. folio. Last leaf worn (only in blank area). With... A particular of the Several Lands which are holden of the Mannor of Winslows and Goldingham alias Crouchmans.... 1«p, sm. folio. Lists tenant's name, description of land, rent, e.g. 'Ambrose Longe... for 8 acres in Burgate field and Appleton field late purchased of Robert Smyth... 3s 6d.' Lists 45 pieces of land. n.d. c1660. 1628-1682. £450.00
- Little Burstead WATERCOLOUR titled 'Little Burstead Church, Essex, S.E.'. Size 6" x 7«", with ruled border, in grey tones, with detailing in ink. Some slight spotting in sky area. c1820. £16.00
¶ The foreground of the churchyard is shown in a rather poor perspective but the architectural detail of the church is well-drawn.
- Shoeburyness, Bradwell ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Size 25" x 18". Folding into 8vo endpapers. n.d. c1850. £22.00
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- Cheltenham PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE OF A VALUABLE RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY Partly Freehold and partly Copyhold of the Manor of Charlton Kings distinguished as Cotswold Lodge situate at Charlton Lodge.... To Be Sold by Auction by Messrs Young & Gilling at the Public Auction Rooms, Promenade House, Cheltenham, on Tuesday, November 18, 1884. Folio, 3pp, folded. 1884. £12.00
- Cheltenham Waterworks AN ACT for authorizing the Cheltenham Waterworks Company to raise a further Sum of Money. 8pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1847. £8.00
- Cirencester and Siddington Improvements AN ACT for paving, cleansing, lighting, watching, regulating, and improving the Town of Cirencester, and for disposing of certain Common and Waste Lands and Common Rights within the Parishes of Cirencester and Preston and for making Drains through the said Parishes, and the Parish of Siddington.... 62pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1825. £16.00
- Cirencester THE COTSWOLD TRADITION Wool, Stone, Agriculture. An Exhibition at Cirencester, May - September, 1951. Catalogue, 56pp., 8vo, wraps printed in red and grey with design of sheep, corn etc. Some local adverts. back and front, and 8 photographs. Staples slightly rusty. 1951. £12.00
¶ With list of places of interest, with brief description.
- Coleford, Monmouth, Usk and Pontypool Railway AN ACT for making a Railway from the West Midland Railway to the Coleford, Monmouth, Usk, and Pontypool Railway.... 16pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1865. £16.00
- Deerhurst PARTICULARS OF ESTATES FOR SALE IN THE PARISH OF DEERHURST.... On Wednesday, 22nd August, 1849, at the Swan Hotel, Tewkesbury. Folio, folded, 4pp, loosely inserted is a double-page plan. A few minor edge tears. 1849. £26.00
- Eastern Division of the County of Gloucester NOTICES OF CLAIM TO BE INSERTED IN THE LIST OF VOTERS 19 forms printed with manuscript inserts, plus 2 completely in manuscript, signed, size 7" x 8", giving name, address, qualification (Property held and where situated, name of tenant)... together with... NOTICES OF OBJECTION to the Overseers to 20 various individuals being included in the List of Voters. 20 printed forms, size 5" x 8", with manuscript inserts, 8 signed by John Cox of Cheltenham, the rest by Joseph Garner of Three Cocks Lane, Gloucester, August 1835. 41 forms. 1835. £95.00
- Forest of Dean Ecclesiastical Districts AN ACT to divide the Forest of Dean in the County of Gloucester into Ecclesiastical Districts. 7pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1842. £12.00
- Forest of Dean Leases AN ACT to empower the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues to confirm the Titles to and to grant Leases of Encroachments in the Forest of Dean in the County of Gloucester. Pages numbered 313-322, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1838. £14.00
- Forest of Dean Poor AN ACT to provide for the Relief of the Poor in the Forest of Dean and other Extra-parochial Places in and near the Hundred of Saint Briavel's in the County of Gloucester. Pages numbered 649-654, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1842. £14.00
- Gloucester Bank POSTER To Capitalists and Others. 100 Shares in the County of Gloucester Bank, Late the Property of John James, deceased, Esq.... By Auction at the Plough Hotel, Cheltenham, On Thursday, the 27th of July, 1848.... One Hundred Valuable Shares in Lots of Ten Each.... 18" x 11" printed on one side only, in large type-faces. Some off-setting. Folds. Printed at the Chronicle Office, Gloucester. 1848. £35.00
- Gloucester Goal AN ACT for building a new Goal, a Penitentiary House, and certain new Houses of Correction, for the County of Gloucester, and for regulating the same. 44pp, black letter. Act of Parliament. 1785. £22.00
- Gloucester PARTICULARS OF SALE AND PLAN of No. 46 Southgate Street Important Shop and Trade Premises... a Modern Brick-Built Warehouse and Five Cottages in Blackfriars... for Sale by Auction, May 10th, 1929. 2pp., folio, folded, coloured folding plan. 1929. £17.00
- Gloucester THE LIST OF PERSONS ENTITLED TO VOTE in the Election of Knights of the Shire for the Eastern Division of the County of Gloucester, in respect of Property situate within the parish of Saint John the Baptist. Printed sheet, signed by the Overseers, size 18" x 11", listing 76 voters with Place of Abode, nature of Qualification, Street, etc. Wingate, Printer, Northgate Street. 1835. £45.00
¶ With pinholes in the top corners and a note in ink on verso 'This sheet was on the Church door Aug. 2nd 1835.'
- Gloucester, Stroud ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 234. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 18", plus wide margins. Cancelled 'Record Map' stamp top margin. 1892. £20.00
¶ Covers area from Mitcheldean to Miserden.
- Gloucester, Tibberton, Twigworth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets XXV N.E, S.E and N.W, and XIV N.E. Second Edition, 6" to 1 mile, c1910. £30.00
¶ Includes Down Hatherley, Hartpury House, northern part of Gloucester around Cathedral.
- Iron Acton CONVEYANCE IN FEE of an acre of ground in Iron Acton, lately awarded to John Purnell by the Commissioners under An Act of Parliament for... inclosing the waste Lands called Acton Common, Marlpit Common, and Cockshute, John Purnell to Matthew Hawkins, both of Bristol. Single vellum sheet, good wax seal with Roman bust. 1783. £18.00
- Jew and Bryant, Printers, Gloucester THE UNDERSIGNED ADDRESS TO SIR ROBERT PEEL Baronet, is now lying for Signature at Mr. Jew's, Bookseller, Westgate Street... We, the undersigned Inhabitants of the City of Gloucester... entertain a decided conviction, that the United Episcopal Church of England and Ireland possess an indisputable and exclusive claim to retain... its station as the Established Church... Printed on one side only, 36 lines, 13" x 8", folded. Jew and Bryant, Printers, Gloucester, n.d. 1840's. £40.00
- Rangeworthy Inclosure AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Hamlet of Rangeworthy, in the Parish of Thornbury.... 15pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1811. £18.00
- Ross BILL to the Executors of Henry Morse, for funeral expenses and costs involved in settling the deceased's estate, particularly as regards his coal yard at Hereford, arranging an auction sale, etc. presumably from an attorney or executor. 12pp., sm. folio, loosely stitched at edge, neatly itemised. Includes 'Paid for Horse Cart & Man to Ross for Cask Beer &c for Funeral', 'Payed for shrowd sheet', 'Payed John Meredith Voyage to Horn(?) with Mary Ann Barge & Towing Path....' May 1815. £18.00
- Stanton LEASE of messuage and close called White's in Stanton, Thomas Evans, Weaver to William Evans. Vellum, 11" x 17", two wax seals on tags. Some damp spotting of vellum. 1717. £18.00
- Storer (J. & H.S) CIRENCESTER Steel engraving showing the main street with man herding cows, church in middle distance, small vignette of coat of arms and stags in title. Size 4" x 6", plus margins. Published 1825. £8.00
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- Bacon's PLAN OF PORTSMOUTH Size approx 12«" x 18", single fold at centre. Scale 6" to 1 mile. c1885. £18.00
- Barton Stacey PARTICULARS With Plan & Conditions of Sale of Freehold Residential Agricultural and Sporting Property known as Hill Farm... Superior Farm House... 3 Cottages, 478 Acres of Land... First-class Partridge and Hare Shooting... to be Sold by Auction... June 9th, 1908... 3pp., large 4to, plus 2pp. conditions of sale, folding plan. Pages foxed at edges. 1908. £25.00
- Basingstoke ADMINISTRATION of the will of Henry Peircie of Basingstoke, 1703. Small vellum sheet size 7" x 9", with will in which he leaves 12 pence apiece to his children and appoints his wife Elizabeth as executrix, attached is probate certificate of the Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury, in Latin, in manuscript, signed Thos. Welham. Tag but no seal of traces of one.1 1703. £24.00
- Bishop's Waltham LEASE FOR A YEAR of house and orchard in Church Lane in Bishop's Waltham, John Friend, Wheelwright to Richard Gibson, gentleman. Vellum, 12" x 17", small wax seal with bird. 1720. £24.00
- Conford, Linchborough Park ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheets XLIV.7. Scale 25" to 1 mile, size 25" x 36". Edition of 1910. £10.00
- Hambledon PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Valuable Freehold Estate in the Parish of Hambledon... comprising the Charming Family Residence distinguished as 'Fairfield House... 'Glidden', 'Rushmere' and other Farms... the entire Area being about 900 Acres, which will be Sold by Auction... 3rd June, 1886. 23pp., sm. folio. Very large fully coloured folding plan, with fine lithographed oval view of Fairfield House, 6" x 9". Wraps split at spine, first page and map loose from stitching. 1886. £60.00
¶ With detailed schedules of the farms etc., and detailed description of Fairfield house and grounds.
WITH TINTED LITHOGRAPH PLATE
- Hambledon PARTICULARS, PLAN, VIEW AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Beautiful Freehold Residential Estate known as Whitedale... 178 Acres... An old-fashioned Residence.. Pleasure Grounds of Great Natural Beauty... Stabling... Walled-In Kitchen Garden... Whitedale Farm... Two Capital Cottages and Gardens... The whole Estate is beautifully undulating, well timbered, and seated in the midst of one of the most attractive parts of this favourite County... For Sale by Auction... The Mart, Tokenhouse Yard, London.... 3rd July, 1888... 4pp., folio, original printed wraps, title page printed in a variety of decorative typefaces, fine tinted lithograph frontispiece showing the house surrounded by trees, people in foreground, folding fully coloured plan at rear. Wraps partly split at spine. Slight trace of a vertical fold. 1888. £80.00
- Isle of Wight APPOINTMENT AND RELEASE of a Messuage farm and Lands called Blows situate in the parish of Whitcombe in the Isle of Wight, John Lewis Fleming and others to Dr. John Sims and Trustee. 7 vellum sheets, size 25" X 28", 6 wax seals. Some slight rubbing at fold on first sheet. 1809. £24.00
¶ With a long list of closes, etc.
- New Forest AN ACT to extend and amend the Term and provision of an Act.... for the better Preservation of Timber in the New Forest in the County of Southampton, and for ascertaining the Boundaries of the said Forest, and of the Lands of the Crown within the same. Pages numbered 813-815, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1810. £12.00
- Porchester LETTER from Thos. Tyrwhitt, War Office, 28th October 1758, to William Bogdani Esq. 1p., folio, 24 lines, about the poor state of the bedding for the soldiers at Porchester who are guarding the French prisoners, and enclosing the report of General Holmes on the matter, to be laid before the Board of Ordnance. 1758. £65.00
¶ 'as the foulness of the Sheets which are not Changed so often as they should be, is reported to be another great reason of the unhealthiness of the Soldiers, I am also directed to represent this to the Board that orders may be Issued for delivering out Clean Sheets according to the practise in other Barracks.' William Bogdani was Clerk to the Ordnance, Lord of the Manor of Hitchin, and Vice President of The Spalding Gentlemen's Society.
- Portsea OBLIGATION BOND Joshua Woodman of Portsea, Mariner, to William Pike of Portsmouth, for £229. Printed with manuscript inserts, 1p., folio, with blank conjoint leaf. Signed and witnessed, wax seal. 1750. £24.00
- Portsmouth LETTER from J. Archer, Office of Ordnance, Portsmouth, 21st May 1772, to Richard Neale, Storekeeper at Portsmouth, asking him to deliver to Josua Broadbent Quarter Master to the 3rd Regiment the sum of £70 'on Account of the Works to enclose His Majesty's Dock Yards, taking his Reciept for the same'. On the bottom half of the sheet it the receipt for the £70 signed 'by me J. Broadbent, Qr. Mr. 3rd. Regt. of Foot.' Sm. folio, folds, docket title on verso. Uniformly browned by sound. 1772. £34.00
- Portsmouth REPORT UPON THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY and Division into Wards of the Borough of Portsmouth. Plan and 4pp, disbound. 2 fully-coloured plans on one page, one scale 1" to 1 mile, one 4" to 1 mile. Offsetting on page 1 of text. (1837) £20.00
- Ryde Isle of Wight AUCTION POSTER. Messrs. Wallis, Riddett & Down Will sell by Auction.... Furniture.... A Cottage Pianoforte.... Two Safety Bicycles.... Size 30" x 20". 1894. £8.00
- Ryde, Isle of Wight AUCTION POSTER. Messrs. Wallis, Riddett & Down have received instructions to sell by Auction.... Two Houses known as Hamilton House and Mornington Lodge.... Size approx. 29" x 20". 1895. £16.00
- Worthy area ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLI.1. Scale 25" to 1 mile, size 25" x 36". Edition of 1910, later reprint. £10.00
¶ Shows railway lines, Down Farm, Hookpit Farm
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- Duncan (J), Pub. MAP OF THE COUNTY OF HEREFORDSHIRE Divided into Hundreds Containing the District Divisions and other Local Arrangements effected by the Reform Bill. Fully hand-coloured engraved map, size 17" x 14". Linen-backed and folding into card slip-case 5" x 4", rubbed at edges. Light brown spot about 1" across in blank area. c1835. £24.00
- Leominster WRIT OF COVENANT whereby Gabriel Bradley and others relinquish to Esau James all right in a messuage and garden in Leominster. Thin vellum, size 6" x 14", folds, rather dusty. Pinned to it is an order, size 3" x 13", from the court exempting Bradley and others from travelling to Westminster and ordering Justices to take the acknowledgement. Dusty. 1763. £22.00
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- Barnet PARTICULARS WITH PLAN of a Valuable Freehold Accommodation Holding or Dairy Farm... Known as Whitings Hill Farm, situated in Mays Lane, High Barnet. 5p, 4to, cold. folding plan, wraps, vertical fold. Staples rusty, hence loose in wraps. 1920. £16.00
- Braughing (Hundred of) DUPLICATE OF THE ASSESSED TAXES 1824 To the King's Remembrancer in the Exchequer and to Adolphus Meetherke Receiver General. Vellum sheet, 21" x 30", ruled in 17 columns, with names of 13 parishes down left hand side, and respective entries for Assessors Name, Collectors, Windows Schedule, Male Servants Schedule, Duties on Carriages, Horses, Dogs, Hair Powder, Armorial Bearings, Game, etc., with totals. Signed by Commissioners with wax seals. Vellum slightly yellowed in places, ink slightly faded in places, but always easily legible. 1824. £70.00
- Great Hormead, Hare Street, and Anstey, Buntingford PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Valuable Freehold Estates.... known as "Brick House farm," Great Hormhead, containing about 119 Acres, 1 Rood, 35 Poles, also An Enclosure of Freehold Arable Land.... To be Sold by Auction by Messrs Harding & Son. On Thursday, June 29th 1911. Folio, 7pp, large folding coloured plan in pocket at rear, original wraps, loose in case. Traces of vertical fold on front wrap. 1911. £22.00
- Great Munden COPY STATUTORY DECLARATIONS relative to the Dimsdale family's title to farms called Cowley Hill Farm and Mill Farm in Great Munden. 3p., large folio, folded. Contemporary copy... together with... REFERENCE to commuted tithe rent charge Apportionment Plan, referring to the two farms. Schedule on 2p., folio, with list of fields, acreage etc. 1852. £25.00
¶ Gives statements of five people, including Priscilla Gosslin's declaration that her parents John Dimsdale, Surgeon, and Priscilla Pitts married 'at Devonshire House, Houndsditch, my sd. Parents then belonging to the Society of Friends commonly called Quakers'.
- Hertfordshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XX N.E and adjoining sheets. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 25" x 37", linen-backed and folding into sm. 4to cloth endpapers. Contours in red. 1925. £22.00
¶ Covers Knebworth, The Hoo, Codicote.
- St. Albans PARTICULARS, PLAN, VIEWS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Highly Important and Historic County Seat of Gorhambury, situate in the Parishes of St. Michael Rural, St. Stephen, City of St. Alban, Hemel Hempstead.... extending to about 6159 Acres, to be offered for Sale by Auction... 25th September, 1930. 28pp., stiff wraps, size 12" x 10", 14 photographic views on four plates, large folding coloured plan in pocket at rear. The first page gives a history of the estate from 996. Some light foxing on edges of first few leaves. Inserted with the plan is a 4pp. typescript dated 15th April, 1930 'Summary of the Estate as Let', with name of holding, Tenant's name, area, rent and remarks on shooting rights etc. 1930. £75.00
¶ Includes a description of the mansion room by room, detailing features such as mantelpieces, cornices, porticos etc., 'The Interesting Ruins of Bacon's house', etc., and the various farms, including Bohemia, Potterscrouch, Westwick, Madenscrouch, Windridge, Maynes Farms. The Mansion was erected in 1778 by James, third Viscount Grimston, from designs by Sir Robert Taylor. Sir Francis Bacon had built a residence called Verulam House, later called 'The Pondyards'.
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- Allhallows, Isle of Grain ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. V. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 35" x 23" plus margins. Linen backed and folding into 8vo cloth endpapers, water features hand coloured. Two very small areas shaded, with date. About half the map is sea area. 1869. £22.00
- Ash ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XVII.16. Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 37". Revision of 1936. £12.00
¶ Covers part of Ash, Crooked Billet, Brand's Hatch House, Kingsdown House.
- Ashford, Brook ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LXV N.W. etc. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 35" x 23" plus margins. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo wraps, light browning of linen along one fold, with some slight discoloration of section edges. 1908. £17.00
- Ashford, Smeeth, Kennington ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LXV. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 35" x 23" plus margins. Linen backed and folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. Revision of 1931. £16.00
- Deal Waterworks AN ACT to confer further powers upon the Company of Proprietors of the Deal Waterworks; to authorise the Company to raise additional Capital; and for other purposes. 13pp, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1878. £10.00
- Folkestone AN ACT for confirming a Scheme of the Charity Commissioners for Sir Eliab Harvey's Charity in the Town of Folkestone. 8pp, disbound, sm. folio, Act of Parliament. 1858. £10.00
- High Halstow AGREEMENT for the lease of a farm called Dalham Farm in High Halstow between John Oakley of Frindsbury near Rochester and Thomas Grant, Distiller, Dover. 1p., 4to, signed and witnessed, together with an Agreement, 1p., sm. folio, signed by Grnat and Oakley as to the 'Fallows' ('the whole expense for Labour in ploughing rolling and harrowing and carriage and other Labour of Manure upon such of the Land as shall be made fallow...'). 1834 and 1838. £14.00
- Orpington BILLHEAD of E. Yeates, Saddler and Harness Maker, High Street. Folio sheet, with attractive deep printed heading showing jockey, carthorses, light carriage, saddles and bridles, stirrups etc. Made out to Sir F. Evans for 17 items. 1906. £8.00
- Plumstead and Woolwich THE BURRAGE ESTATE In the Parishes of Plumstead and Woolwich in the County of Kent Belonging to the Family of the late James Pattison. 1856. G. Hudson, Surveyor. Manuscript plan in full wash colour, on cartridge paper, scale 1" = 200 ft. Size approx. 26" x 20". Shows names streets, Kent Railway, individual buildings in red. Covers Plumstead Road, Deadmans Lane, Brook Hill Road, Greens End, and streets in between. 1856. £200.00
¶ Shows the estate after an intensive building programme in the early 1850's.
- Sevenoaks ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XL.1. Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 37". Covers Riverhead, St. John's, Sevenoaks Station, Vine Cricket Ground. Small blue 'Record Map' stamp in top margin. Revision of 1936. £17.00
- Sevenoaks ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No XL.5. Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Blue 'Record Map' stamp in top margin. Edition of 1937. £16.00
¶ Covers area from High Street, west to Little Britain's and Mildridge Woods.
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WITH MANUSCRIPT PLAN
- Bacup CONVEYANCE of a plot of land part of the Lane Ends Estate in Rockliffe, James Maden Holt to Daniel Greenwood and others, Corn Millers. 2 large vellum sheets, in text is a fine coloured manuscript plan with border 12" x 20", scale 1 chain to an inch, showing Trough Syke Brook, 3 reservoirs, Railway, Rockliffe Vale Mill, proposed bridge and road, etc. 6 small wax seals. 1893. £35.00
- Cadman (J), Printer COUNTRYMAN'S RAMBLE TO LONDON A monologue in Lancashire dialect interspersed with song, printed in two columns. Size 10" x 7". No. 112 at bottom. Printed & Sold by J. Cadman, Gt. Ancoats St., Manchester, also Sold by H. Andrews, St. Peter's St., Leeds. c1860. £20.00
¶ Tells the story of a gullible yokel's trip to London. He meats a parson who asks him if he uses his Bible and 'aw says, ah, aw strops my razor on it every Sunday morning'.
- Great Harwood FARM AND FAMILY RECORD BOOK of the Lomax family, with entries dated 1686 - 1838, the bulk of the entries being late 17th and early to mid 18th century (the two 19th century entries are for deaths). Calf-bound notebook, boards rubbed, calf chipped at head and foot of spine, size 7«" x 3". 'Richard Lomax his book 1698' on flyleaf. Records events on farm, purchases, wages paid, e.g. '1695. the brown back hefer buld March the 16', 'our mare was covered 23 May', 'grate Red heifer buld the 20 Mar.', 'we ough to Thos. Lee for 2 loads of bark... 10s.', 'Mony paid to prove Alice Hunt's will... I payed 3 shillings 7 pence and for 1 pint of ale 2 pence & the day the will was proved 1 shilling for my work of writing'. There are many names of people who worked for the family, with wages paid. There are recipes 'to bring hair again', 'a drench to faten a lean horse' etc, and lists of births, baptisms (noting by whom baptised) and deaths in the family (includes children of Robert and Mary Lomax). There are several signed memoranda relating to payment of a legacy of John Lomax of Harwood to his daughter Alice Bolding. 1686-1838. £220.00
¶ The Lomax family were the biggest land and property owners in the Great Harwood area. They became Lords of the Manor in the 19th century.
- Harkness (J), Printer, Preston THE LANCASHIRE WITCHES! and Wholesome Advice to Drunkards. Two poems on one sheet, with two vignette illustrations, one showing a girl meeting an old lady, with a man hiding behind a bush, the other with a coat of arms. Number 468 bottom right. Size 9" x 7", right hand and top edges chipped. John Harkness, Printer, 121, Church Street, Preston c1850. £25.00
- Harkness, Printer, Preston THE DISCONTENTED PAIR and I'm Longing to be Married O. Air: Green grow the Rushes O. Two ballads printed in two columns. Size 9" x 7", paper browned down left edge, margin slightly clipped at top. John Harkness, Printer, Church St., Preston. c1850. £25.00
¶ 'The Discontented Pair' is in the form of a dialogue between a drunken lazy wife and a hen-pecked husband, and ends 'You wives like me who disagree/Your husbands do not spare them/The breeches I got on to try/And I intend to wear them.
- Harkness, Printer, Preston THE FLARE-UP FACTORY GIRL and A DREAM OF NAPOLEON Two ballads on one sheet, the first with a vignette of a factory building with smoking chimney, the other with a sailing ship. Size 10" x 7". Number '141' bottom right. A few grubby marks at extreme edges. Harkness, Printer, Church Street, Preston. 1840's. £35.00
¶ The first ballad is an about the life of a very sparky independent girl who is looking for a place as a domestic 'Mark my behaviour and my face/And get for me a tidy place... I'll made the beds and clean and scrub/For a bob a week and all my grub'. She confesses that she has played truant from school, diddled her mother over the shopping, and stayed out late at night. 'A Dream of Napoleon' portrays him as a great hero bringing liberty to oppressed peoples.
- Harkness, Printer, Preston THE HIGHLAND SOLDIER Tune 'The Rambling Sailor', and The Roving Bachelor. Size 10" x 6". Two poems on one sheet, illustrations at head, one of a soldier beating a drum, and the other a man with a bundle on his back outside a cottage. Number 444 bottom right. c1840. £30.00
¶ 'The Roving Bachelor' tells the story of a man on his way to the scaffold who, offered a reprieve if he married, preferred to be hanged.
- Liverpool Underwriters' Association CENTENARY BANQUET Adelphi Hotel, Liverpool, Wednesday, January 8th, 1902. Menu, size 8" x 10", consisting of two leaves of thick card, tied with red slik ribbon, the cover leaf being a very fine engraving showing figure with flags, globe, corn, etc., a steamship, a sailing ship, view of Liverpool, coat of arms, and embossed seal in gold, the second leaf with the Menu and toasts, with engraved decoration. The words 'The Rt. Hon.' in front of 'The Lord Mayor' have been struck through in blue ink... together with.... MENU for 150th Anniversary Banquet, at the Adelphi Hotel, January 8th, 1952. 4to, decorative wraps with ships etc., silk tassels, 8pp., including guest list. 1902 and 1952. £26.00
- Manchester PRICE LIST of Wire Nails. Rd. Johnson, Clapham & Morris. Single sheet, blue paper, 4to, printed with price list for different types of nails, with advert. on verso. Stab hole. 1907. £7.00
- Mersey & Irwell Navigation PRINTED NOTICE of consignment of 2 bales of paper To the Proprietors of the Mersey & Irwell Navigation, Duke's Dock... per Flat 'Gregson'. With ms inserts for weight, description. 1853. £8.00
- Milnrow DUPLICATE AGREEMENT in reference to a supply of water from Pit Shafts at Butterworth Hall, Milnrow, Platt Bros. & Co. and the Corporation of Oldham. 12pp., 4to, in booklet form. Good paper seal of Platt Bros. showing man in front of a factory. 1909. £16.00
- Philips' PLAN OF LIVERPOOL AND THE ADJOINING CHESHIRE COAST From Actual Surveys. Lithographed folding plan, scale 6" to 1 mile, size 36" x 39", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into faded 8vo marbled wraps, number in white on wrap. With Reference to Churches, Schools, Places of Amusements etc. All the streets are named. The railways and stations have been neatly lined with different colours in watercolour, and some lines drawn in pink from Edge Hill Station to Lime Street Station, Exchange Station, from Central Station to the Docks, etc. (possibly pipe lines). A few buildings colour-shaded. Map rather dusty down left-hand border. George Philip, London and Liverpool. n.d. c1870. £120.00
¶ Covers area from Newsham Park, Walton Hall, in the north, to Wallasey Bridge, Birkenhead Park, in the south.
- Springs Colliery, Ince LOWER YARD MINE Manuscript plan in ink and solid colour. Size 35" x 58". Scale 10" = 300 yds. 1871-1897. £70.00
¶ Shows fault lines, and large blocks of many different colours, labelled with dates.
- Tyldesley GAS WORKS Two manuscript plans in ink on waxed cotton. One titled 'Tyldesley U.D.C. Levels of Gas Works & District', size 35" x 23", with plan of gas works showing railway, engine house, retort house, purifying house etc., and table of point nos., the other size 20" x 27" showing 'Mine Workings under Sewers' in sections. n.d. c1950? £14.00
- Warrington AN ACT for Repairing, Widening and Amending the Road from Warrington to Wigan, in the County of Lancaster. Cover leaf + pages numbered 423-444, some pages spotty and rather browned, disbound, Act of Parliament. Printed by John Baskett, 1727. £15.00
- Wigan coalfield HAIGH YARD MINE Late Leyland's Estate. Two manuscript plans in ink and colour on waxed cotton, shaded according to date of workings, one titled 'Strangeways Hall Colliery. Haigh Yard Mine', the other 'Haigh Yard Mine. Top Coal'. Scale 30yds. to an inch. The first map has a key to the colouring, showing workings 1909-1915, and measures 24" x 28", the second is slightly larger. c1912. £30.00
- Wigan YARD MINE Chequers Estate. Manuscript plan on waxed cotton, in ink and two colours, showing workings, buildings. Rather creased, folded. c1880. £16.00
¶ Covers area around Dorning Street.
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- Little Glen SETTLEMENT by Abstinence Poughfer of Leicester on his son Thomas Poughfer's marriage to Hannah Spencer, of Beccles. Vellum, size 25" x 31", 4 wax seals, some browning. 1732. £20.00
¶ Refers to the Manor of Little Glen and the various tenements and lands within it.
- Olveston Priory THE SOUTH-WEST VIEW OF OLVESTON-PRIORY, IN THE COUNTY OF LEICESTER. Copper plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 8" x 14«", plus wide margins. A fine early impression. Samuel & Nathaniel Buck, 1730. £40.00
- Teesdale & Co. Publisher MAP OF LEICESTERSHIRE Engraved fully hand-coloured map, size 13" x 16". 1832. £45.00
¶ Shaded in wards.
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- Barnetby le Wold CONVEYANCE of a Messuage and Land situate at Barnetby le Wold, The Trustees of the Will of Mr John West to James Lockwood of Barnetby, Engine Driver. Large vellum sheet, with manuscript sketch plan, coloured in outline, size 12" x 13", showing road, plot of land, and two buildings. 1886. £22.00
- Deeping Fens AN ACT for amending and rendering more effectual, several Acts.... for draining and preserving certain Lands called Deeping Fens, in the County of Lincoln. Pages numbered 551-562, Black Letter, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1773. £15.00
- Gainsburgh AN ACT for the more effectual paving, cleansing, lighting... the Streets.... in the Town of Gainsburgh... for laying a Duty on all Coals brought to the said Town... 36pp, plus cover leaf, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1769. £12.00
- Grantham PRICE LIST of Hornsby & Sons Ltd., Spittlegate Iron Works, Grantham. Sheet printed on both sides, illustrating turnip cutters, root pulpers. 6 woodcut illusts. Size 13" x 8". Creasing of paper. n.d. c1880. £17.00
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- Battersea LEASE of a piece of ground with a messuage known as 10 Rush Hill Road, Thomas Graves to James Mulvey. 2 vellum sheets, wax seals, sketch plan in text showing Lavender Hill etc. 1875. £12.00
- Brixton Empress POSTER for 'Sinbad the Sailor' Pantomime. Printed on card, with cord for hanging, size 14" x 10", printed in five colours, with picture of Sinbad and the great bird. c1950. £14.00
¶ Also featured 'Belli's Troupe of Performing Sea Lions'.
- Deptford Green Dockyard LETTERS PATENT granted to William Bell, of W. Walker and Company's Deptford Green Dockyard, London, for an Invention for 'an Improved System of Longitudinal Framing combined with Diagonal Beams and Pillars constituting an arrangement for the Construction of Iron and Steel Vessels... applicable to Vessels of extreme Proportions and Torpedo Boats and River Steamers where great lightness is required...' Printed on vellum with ms. inserts, size 20" x 25". Coat of arms at head, large red paper seal. 1878. £35.00
- Harrild (R), Printer SHEET OF TWELVE CUTS in borders, printed in three columns, size of sheet approx. 7" x 9". c1820. £35.00
¶ Shows soldiers, a proposal, a wedding, etc. presumably scenes from some story.
- Harrow CONVEYANCE of a piece of land at Harrow in the County of Middlesex, The Metropolitan Railway Company to George Long, of Shepherd's Bush. 3pp, on vellum, 'booklet' style with red lines, on half of first page is coloured manuscript plan showing College Road, New Road etc., with plots coloured. Papered seal of Company on tag. 1891. £18.00
- High Court of Chancery AN ACT to amend the Practice and Course of Proceeding in the High Court of Chancery. Pages numbered 897-918, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre, and William Spottiswoode, 1852. £12.00
- Lecture Rooms AN ACT to amend the Laws relating to Corresponding Societies and the Licensing of Lecture Rooms. Pages numbered 329-330, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre, and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1846. £12.00
- Millbank AN ACT for the further Regulation of the General Penitentiary at Millbank. 4pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1827. £10.00
- New River Corporation PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of A King's Freehold Share (Being a one 72nd part of the entire concern) In this Grand Historic Corporation, Producing A Present and Annually Increasing income... For Sale by Auction... Tokenhouse Yard, Bank of England... 21st day of May, 1890, in One Lot. 18pp., 4to, stiff card wraps with decoration of dolphins etc., finely printed with decorative initial letters throughout, traces of vertical fold in front wrap. Printed at the Leadenhalll Press, 1890. £48.00
¶ Includes a statement of the Revenue during the last 20 years.
- Penny Post AN ACT for obviating a Doubt which hath arisen concerning the usual Allowance made upon the Delivery of Letters sent by the Penny Post to Places out of the Cities of London and Westminster, and Borough of Southwark, and the respective Suburbs thereof. Cover leaf + pages numbered 679-680, small folio, disbound, Black Letter, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Henry Hills, 1731. £10.00
- St. Giles AN ACT to provide a new Burial Ground and erect a Chapel, for the Parish of Saint Giles in the Fields. 1803. 16pp... together with... An Act for vesting the disused Burial Ground of the Parish of Saint Giles in the Fields.... in the Rector as Glebe... 1862. Some underlining in ink. 2 items. 8pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1803 and 1862. £16.00
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- Cary (J) A MAP OF MONMOUTHSHIRE from the best Authorities. Engraved map, size 16" x 16", fully hand-coloured in hundreds. Compass rose, border. Some light creases, two small edge tears. 1805. £35.00
- Grocer's TRADE CARD of Morgan & Williams, Wholesale & Retail Grocers and Tea Dealers, Hop Cheese & Butter Factors, Spices, Fish, Sauces, Capers, Olives &c. Shiny card, some slight discoloration at edge. c1860. £10.00
- Monmouthshire Railway AN ACT for enabling the Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company to raise further Capital.... 6pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1855. £12.00
- Rowe (G) TINTERN ABBEY West Window. Lithograph. Drawn from nature by G. Rowe. Size 8" x 6«", on India paper, wide margins, overall size 9" x 11". c1840. £20.00
- Rowe (G), Teacher of Drawing, Cheltenham THE WINDCLIFF From Piercefield. Large oval vignette lithograph, size 5" x 7«", overall size of paper 8" x 10". Some buckling of paper. c1840. £20.00
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- Great Yarmouth Debts AN ACT for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Borough of Great Yarmouth. Cover leaf + pages numbered 791-807, small folio, black letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Thomas Baskett and Robert Baskett, 1758. £12.00
- Hockering PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Very Desirable Property situate at Hockering, Norfolk, which will be sold by Auction by Mr. Wilde, on Thursday, September 19th, 1849, at the Cock Inn... Sm. folio, 4pp. 1849. £12.00
- Nene Valley Drainage AN ACT for better enabling the Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of the Borough of Wisbech to raise and Secure Monies payable by them in the Nene Valley Drainage and Navigation Improvement Commissioners.... Pages numbered 2553-2568, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1855. £12.00
- Norwich Crown Bank BANK BOOK sm. 8vo, blind-stamped cloth wraps, first page printed in copperplate lettering with list of branches of Norwich Crown Bank and Norfolk and Suffolk Bank, printed inside with 'in Account with Messrs. Harveys & Hudsons' and with debit and credit for account of Messrs. J. Taylor in ink. 9p. 1870. £8.00
- Toft Monks PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Substantial Dwelling Houses and Five Acres and a Half of Productive Land at Toft Monks... to be Sold By Auction.... 30th August, 1867. 3pp., folio. 1867. £12.00
- Wymondham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Small Property comprising a Farm-House.... Double Cottage situate in Spooner Row, which Salter & Simpson will sell by Auction.... on Friday the 9th or July, 1880. Folio, 4pp., folds. 1880. £14.00
¶ The farmhouse is described as 'Clay lump and tiled'.
- Wymondham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Messuages, Cottages, Brick-Kiln & Yards.... for Sale by Auction.... 14th August, 1877. 4pp., folded with docket title. 1877. £14.00
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- Weldon, Gretton ACCOUNT BOOK The Rt. Honble. the Earl of Winchilsea in acct. with Thos. Rooke, 1858-1892. Signed over stamp as passed by Earl Winchilsea. 220 pages of accounts recording payments for tythe, Land Tax, thatching, ploughing, freestone, court leet dinners, coal for Weldon school, blacksmith's work, cottagers' luncheons, quarry work, etc. Small folio, parchment bound, rear inner hinge broken. 1858-1892. £85.00
¶ 'Skrive for Widows' Bread, Weldon', 'Rev. Prior for poor widows at Barton', 'Rowland. thatching cottage at Weldon', 'Mr Bates for underwood sold by auction in Kirby Spinney', 'Siddons for stone used on the Oundle & Middleton Lane turnpike road'; 'Spendlove (carpenter) managing steam saw', 'Streather for cleaning the chancel of Gretton Church', 'Lord Lyvedoen for 505 st. freestone.'
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- Alnwick TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION D. Busby, Auctioneer, At Mr. Busby's Room, Clayport Street... The Following Valuable Property, Belonging to Miss Forster of Bolton, Consisting of a large quantity of Silver Plate; a massive Gold Snuff Box... Chimney-piece Ornaments... nearly 500 Volumes of Books... Handbill, printed with headings in large type-face, size 7«" x 9", folds. Graham, Printer, Alnwick, January 16th, 1836. £24.00
- Alnwick TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION Mr. Riddell, Auctioneer, at The Angel Inn, Alnwick... All that Freehold Messuage and Premises in Bailiffgate Street.... Handbill, attractively printed, size 11" x 9", folds. Describes three losts, in Canongate Street and Bailiffgate Street, with occupiers. Two small additions in ink to descriptions. 1829. £30.00
¶ The houses were apparently large as one contained 9 apartments, one 10, and the other 16 rooms.
- Edlingham TO BE SOLD by Auction, for Ready Money, At Abberwick Mill... by W. Amory, Auctioneer, All the Stock upon the Farm there, occupied by Mr. Thomas Purvis: Consisting of 2 Milch Cows, 1 Yearling Quey... several Bolls of Oats and Barley in Granary, a Bolting Mill and Cloths... 2 Boats and Oars... 1 Acre of Turnips... Handbill, with some lines printed in very large type-faces, 9 lines listing machinery, crops etc. Some creasing. Feb. 17th, 1834. £30.00
- Howick TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION at The Rev. W. Horner's, Howick, Who is Going To Leave This Part of The Country, On Tuesday, Novr. the 13th, 1821, An excellent Gig and Cart Horse; 2 Milch Cows; a Set of Mahogany Dining Tables.... Handbill, size 11" x 8«", large title, listing 29 household items. 1821. £36.00
¶ Including 'Dinner Service, brown Etruscan Pattern', 'Four-Post Mahogany Bedstead with Marine Hangings', and, interestingly, 'a Lapidary's machine for Slitting and Polishing Pebbles.'
- Newcastle, Sunderland ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Made up of quarter sheets pasted together, sheets 14, 15, 20, 21, size 26" x 38". Area between Morpeth, Stocksfield and Gateshead outlined and shaded in different areas and labelled (Bedlington, Horton, Burradon, etc.) Tear in bottom margin, repaired. c1902. £28.00
- Warkworth SALE OF A CROP OF CORN To Be Sold by Auction... at the House of George Coward, Warkworth, about 40 Acres of Wheat and Oats, Growing on Low-Buston Estate... belonging to the Executors of the late C.F. Forster... the Straw may be taken off the Premises... Handbill, size 6" x 7", traces of folds. Graham, Printer, Alnwick, August 29thg, 1807. £24.00
- Williamson, Printer, Newcastle THREE MAIDS A-MILKING WOULD GO. and The Butcher and the Tailor's Wife. Two ballads on one sheet, decorative border, vignette of a deer under a tree. Size 9" x 7". Number 29 at bottom. Williamson, Printer, Newcastle. c1830. £25.00
¶ Two bawdy ballads, the first about a milk-maid who gets pregnant, and the other about a rich tailor's wife who betrays him with the butcher.
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- Garsington, near Wheatley EXCELLENT WAGON, USEFUL DRAUGHT MARE, HARNESS FOR 8 HORSES Saddle, and quantity of Stones and Caps, Winnowing Machine, 8 Sacks of Wheat.... Which will be Sold by Auction by Messrs T. Mallam and Son, On the Premises on Tuesday, October 18, 1853.... Poster, size 16 x 13", few folds. Printed by H. Cooke & Co, Oxford, 1853. £25.00
¶ Includes an extensive list of the items in the sale, for example 'very useful draught mare, quiet in harness'.
- Iffley, near Oxford USEFUL AND SUBSTANTIAL HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE Pony & Chaise, 5 Pigs, Hay, Poultry, and various effects, Rose Hill, Iffley, near Oxford, To be Sold by Auction by Messrs T. Mallam and Son, On the Premises on Wednesday and Thursday, the 2nd and 3rd days of April, 1856..... Poster, size 20 x 15", few folds. Printed by H. Cooke & Co, Oxford, 1856. £22.00
¶ Includes a list of the items in the sale.
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- Baschurch PARTICULAR of a very desirable freehold estate called 'Stanwardine' consisting of excellent Farmhouse and Extensive Outbuildings, Several Cottages, 20 Acres of First-Rate Arable and Pasture Land.... which will be offered for Sale by Auction.... 15th day of July, 1869.... 3pp., folio, folded, plus docket title, which is dusty, folding hand-coloured plan. 1869. £34.00
- Bridgnorth FOUR VOTING PAPERS for the election for Councillors of the Borough, Nov. 1st 1843. Size 6" x 7", printed with names of four people voted for, with their address and profession, signed by four different voters, with their property address. 1843. £16.00
- Shrewsbury OBLIGATION BOND for one hundred pounds, John Reynolds of London, Salter, to Maurice Lloyd of Shrewsbury, Apothecary. Manuscript in English, with preamble in Latin. 1p., sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf, signed Reynolds, with three witnesses, small wax seal. 1705. £24.00
¶ Lloyd was the executor and trustee under the will of Moses Reynolds, John's father.
- Witton OBLIGATION BOND of Alexander Toppe of Witton and his son John, to John Wase of Shrewsbury. 1p., manuscript, signed by Toppe with small wax seal, witnessed. Notes on verso of conjoint leaf recording payments for a mortgage. 1703. £22.00
- Worthyn BILL OF SALE of Wotherton Clarke of Worthyn, whereby he guarantees to sell to Alexander Topp of Wytton in the parish of Westbury seventeen cows, four oxen, seven to year old bullocks, six two year old heifers, twelve year old beasts, three mares and four tunns of hay, now in the possession of Alexander Topp for his indemnity, referring to a bond of Topp to Richard Gardner of Aston Reyes. 1p., sm. folio, manuscript. Signed by Clarke with small wax seal. Witnessed. 1703. £28.00
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- Ashill and Isle Abbots, Manor of Wood COUNTERPART LEASE of a tenement in Aishill and Abbots Ile, Sir Henry Northcote of Corfe in Devon, to Richard Parsons of Aishill. Vellum, 15" x 22", wax seal, slightly faded overall, some minor browning, and two lines of text very faded so as to affect legibility. 1725. £20.00
¶ The rent was eleven shillings.
- Bath Brewery Ltd. PRICE LIST 4pp., large 4to, folded, printed on thin paper. Lists ales, sherry, claret, sauternes etc. c1900. £18.00
¶ 'To meet numerous enquiries by visitors to the City, the Company have decided to supply their Ales in Stone jars, with Taps....'
- Bath PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Business Premises.... 24 Union St., 2 Union Passage.... for Sale by Auction 4th September 1917. 3pp., folio, folded. 1917. £8.00
- Bridgwater LEASE of West Pitts, Northfields, Mathews Field, part of the Salt Lands, in Bridgwater, Peter King of Shaston, Dorset, Mercer, and Jerome Barnes of Gillingham. 35 lines, very neatly written, on vellum, size 12" x 22". Lacks wax seal from tag. 1682. £38.00
¶ Refers to intended marriage of Peter King and Elizabeth Barnes.
- Bristol and North Somerset Railway at Evercreech PARLIAMENTARY NOTICE of lands required for railway prior to the Act for making a Railway between the Bristol and North Somerset Railway and the Somerset and Dorset Railway near Evercreech, with Branches to Shepton Mallet, etc. Made out to Henry Jenkins, for fields, stream etc. 1p., folio, printed, opening to double-page schedule of land, with owner, description of section of line etc. in tabular form, manuscript inserts. Folded with docket title. 1st Dec. 1865. £16.00
- Brockley COUNTERPART LEASE of land in Brockley, Sir Charles Kemeys Tynte of Goathurst to John Durban, of Brockley. Paper, size 19" x 27", good wax seal with bust of bearded man. 3 small splits at folds. Outside rather browned. 1754. £18.00
- Chard OBLIGATION BOND Thomas Lawrence and Elizabeth Lane of Chard to Charles Edwards for £263. 1p., sm. folio, preamble printed with ms inserts, the main paragraph in manuscript. Signed by Thomas Lawrence and by Elizabeth Lane with her mark, two small wax seals. Blank conjoint leaf. Folds. 1809. £16.00
- Chelvey LETTER to Sir Charles Kemeys Tynte from Edmund Jeans (his attorney), at Binfords, near Bridgwater, 15th Sept. 1744. 1p, 4to, addressed on verso, folds. Paper creased. Remains of seal. 1744. £16.00
¶ 'I've sent William to Acquaint yr Honour's coachman how the Road is over the Fields and so down Starve Acre...' Refers to Parson's tenement at Chelvey 'which Yr. Honor went to see with Farmer Cottell in yr. way from his House to Col. Codrington and if you remember there were a great many Stones Risen, both paveing and Tileing which was your property...' Refers to making a claim for the stones.
- Chew Magna TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION By S. Oliver, at the Pelican Inn, Chew-Magna... 11th day of August 1814... the Following Freehold Lands, in the Parish of Chew-Magna... Also, To be Sold by Private Contract, The Great Tythes of the Several Valuable Farms & Lands, within the Hamlet of Norton Hawkfield... Handbill, size 13" x 8", printed in a variety of type-faces, traces of folds, prices neatly added in ink. A few light brownish marks in one section (off-setting of letters where once folded. Brown, Printer, Bristol Mirror Office. 1814. £40.00
- Congresbury Station LETTER on Great Western Railway notepaper to C. Poultney, Congresbury Parish Council, replying to his request for trains to stop at Congresbury on Sundays. 1p., typewritten. 1916. £6.00
- Glastonbury PEN AND INK DRAWING of the George Hotel. On Bristol board, size 15" x 12", drawing taking up the whole of the area. Shows the entrance with signboard, and part of three-storey frontage, small boy on pavement outside. Good architectural detail... together with... ink drawing on paper, 11" x 14", probably by the same hand, ivy-covered ruins at Glastonbury Abbey. Neither drawing titled or signed. c1920. £16.00
- Great Western Railway BRIDGWATER DOCKS Notice. States vessels 180ft. in length or 31ft beam will not be allowed to enter the Docks, and stating measurements of boats which will only be allowed by Special Arrangement. In heavy lettering, size 19" x 12", folds, wear at one fold with small splits in paper, small piece torn from top left corner in blank area. Sept. 1907. £16.00
- Henstridge ASSIGNMENT of a cottage, smith's shop, stable and garden, late in the tenure of Samuel Biss, then George Cox, Henry Whitmarsh to Revd. Nathaniel Bridges. On paper, size 22" x 30", wax seal. Four small splits in paper at folds, repaired on verso. 1838. £14.00
- Ilminster Roads AN ACT for making, amending, widening, and keeping in repair certain Roads passing through or near the Town of Ilminster.... 12pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1828. £14.00
- Lower Failand ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. V.3. size approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Water features and buildings hand-coloured. Small tear with a little loss of paper in blank area. Linen backed. First edition. 1884. £30.00
¶ Shows Jubb's Court, Failand Hill House, Higher Farm, Quarries, Deer Park.
- Marriott Printer TO THE FREEHOLDERS OF GREAT BRITAIN Fellow Countrymen!.... Freeholders! The Bill, The Whole Bill, and Nothing but the Bill!.... be Loyal and Constitutional but vigorous firm and persevering; and you must be Triumphant.... A British Freeholder. Election broadside, size 13" x 8". Small repaired tear in margin. Marriott, Printer, Taunton Courier Office, East Street, Taunton. April 26th 1831. £45.00
¶ Urges Freeholders to win great political blessings by 'resisting the Influence; spurning the Cajolements; and despising the Threats of wily and self-interested Borough-Mongers; Sinecurists' and Pensioners
- North Coker, Barwick ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XC.5. Scale 25" to 1 mile, size 26" x 37", water features, roads and buildings hand-coloured. Zincographed 1888. £25.00
- Nunney AUCTION SALE OF AN IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL ESTATE including:- 21 Cottages.... George Inn, Vallis Quarries, Downhead Quarry.... Nunney Castle which includes the Lordship of the Manor of Nunney.... for Sale By Auction at The George Hotel, Frome, August 17th, 1950. Folio, wraps, 50pp, photos, photo of castle on front wrap. Plan not present (it appears to have been issued separately). 1950. £26.00
- Portishead AN ACT to confer further Powers on the Bristol and Portishead Pier and Railway Company.... 19pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1877. £12.00
- Shepton Mallett NOTICE to Owners, Lessees and Occupiers for acquisition of lands at Shepton Mallet from the Trustees of Mr & Mrs Jelly. Somerset and Dorset Railway (Extension to the Midland Railway at Bath). Letter on 1p., folio, double-page schedule of lands inside, completed in manuscript.... together with... a letter from Land Agents at Bath relative to the case, printed heading 'Somerset and Dorset Extension to the Midland Railway at Bath'. 1p, 4to. July 22nd, 1872. £18.00
¶ Lands at Shepton included house, garden, conduit, pond etc.
- Smith (B), Printer, Wellington THE DRUNKARD'S TREE The Sin of Drunkenness Expels Reason, Drowns Memory, Distempers the Body... Broadside printed on green paper, size 10" x 9", being a homily attacking drink, in the shape of a tree and its roots, each line printed in a different type face, wavy border. A few very small marginal tears at left edge. Traces of folds. n.d. c1850. £45.00
- Somerset, Dorset, Wiltshire THREE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Each size 13" x 20", border all round, linen-backed and folding to 13" x 6", marbled endpapers, label of Midland Railway, with no. 296, 297, 280. Covers Glastonbury, Somerton; Bruton, Semley; Cheddar, Wells. Some minor labelling of railways in pencil, and one station marked with red spot near Bruton. Land Agent's Office, Derby, 1899. £46.00
¶ Covers part of the 'Strawberry Line', Somerset and Dorset etc.
- Taunton Area THE WEEKLY AVERAGE PRICE OF WHEAT for 1826, 1827 & 1828. An Abstract of the Weekly returns sent to the Board of Trade. Manuscript on folio sheet ruled in columns for Date, Average, Remarks. At the bottom is the name 'Wm. Court. inspector of Corn Returns for the District of Taunton and its Vicinity'. Folded, docket title, small piece of sealing wax dropped on verso making small hole, with loss of one digit. Paper watermarked 1827. £18.00
- Tynte (John) PETITION to the Court for an early hearing of in the case of John Tynte, Maria Tynte (relict of Halswell Tynte), Charles Tynte, Jane Tynte. Relates to the trust created by John Tynte for raising £9000 for the portions of some of the petitioners and maintenance: 'and the petitioners Charles and Jane being destitute of maintenance and part of the estate in question lying in such a manner that little or nothing can be made thereof till this Court has given some Direction...' 2p., sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf. c1735. £22.00
- Ubley CONVEYANCE of close of land called 'Binhams', John Griffin to Susan Knowles. 2 large vellum sheets, wax seals. Affixed is completed document for taking acknowledgement of deeds by married women. 1869 £12.00
¶ With Schedule of deeds from 1818.
- Wedmore and Heathouse POSTER Messrs, Bennett & Millard Will Sell by Auction, At the "George" Hotel, Wedmore.... February 18, 1892.... Dwelling Houses and Premises.... Size approx. 22«" x 17«", folded, a few small ink stains, repaired split at fold. Oliver & Son, Stationers and Machine Printers, Axbridge. 1892. £14.00
- Wedmore, Rodney Stoke and Chapel Allerton PLANS, PARTICULARS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Portion of the Sand Hall Estate, Comprising A Family Residence occupying a beautiful situation at Wedmore; a Sixty-three Acre Farm... several smaller Farms, with Residences... productive Orchards, fertile Arable and valuable Turbary lands... containing an area of about 621 Acres, in 88 Lots, which J.H. Palmer & Sons will sell by Auction at... Wedmore... 26th and 27th August, 1909. 25pp., folio (17" x 12"), bound with its printed wraps in recent quarter cloth, marbled paper boards, with printed label, plus 21 coloured full-page plans, scale 1/2500, lithographed by Lavars and Co., Bristol. On the first plan is a photographic illustration of Lot 1 'Gog's House'. Names tenants. Buyers and purchase price of each Lot entered neatly in ink. 1909. £75.00
¶ Includes Allermore Farm, Sand Farm, Castle Farm, cottages at Latcham.
- Wells TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION for the Lives of three healthy Persons; At the Bull's-Head Inn, in the City of Wells... 26th day of January Instant... The Under-Mentioned Messuage Lands and Premises; Situate in the Tithing of Coxley and near to the said City... Handbill, size 15" x 10", some light creasing. Some prices and purchasers' names added in ink. Lists 10 Lots, with name of field, acreages, occupier. Printed by J.E. Lewis, of whom may be had Stamps for Bills.... 9th January 1815. £45.00
¶ Includes land called South Croft at Polsham, Folly-Ground, Dwelling House at Coxley.
- West Harptree TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION At the Crown Inn.... 16th day of March... For Lives to be Named by the Purchasers, The Following Lands and Tenements.... Poster, size 16" x 13", printed in bold type, giving details of 11 Lots for sale, plus 2 Lots which were to be let. Folds, some minor offsetting, small piece torn from top right corner. Baker, General Printing-Office, Wellington. Dated 22nd February 1819. £48.00
¶ Includes tenements called Gains, Fairash, Budds, Holbrooks, Crown Inn, Flowers, Snooks.
- Wilkenthroop, Horsington FARM ACCOUNT BOOKS of Peter and Uriah Martin, Wilkenthroop, Horsington. 2 parchment bound books, narrow folio, 86 pages, and 214 pages, with entries dated between 1766 and 1839, with a few pages of later accounts 1843-50. Every page is full of writing. Includes expenditure on such items as beasts ('Bought 10 oxen of Jas. Hammet of Winkley at 64.0.0.'), walling stone, pavier, household items such as candles, nutmegs, tobacco, etc., re-decorating a room (lime, nails, hair, 'flowering sprigs', plaster, labour, etc.), a record of servants arriving and departing, and payment in cash and kind 'Sarah Penney went away the 7th day of November. Betsey Colins came the same day. Had pair of pattens, 0.1.0d, Lincey for apron, 0.1.10d, Lent for to pay her house rent 0.4.0d', payment to workers for ploughing, hedging, sowing etc., 'An Account of what we made of the cow that we killd of James Days 1793... Sarah Penny, Belly & Feet 0.l.4 (there follows list of 20 names), 'An Account of the Cheese that have been made this year...', 'An Account of what Butter have been made...', and long lists of cows sent to the bull. There are also various signed memoranda for letting of land etc., notes on deaths in the parish 'The Revd. Jno. Wickham Died Aug. ye 21st 1783. Aged 55 years. His Funirel sermon was preached by the Revd. Mr. Bishop in Horsington Church....', and a section where births and deaths of family members are listed. Various small receipts etc., loosely inserted, including a permit for Peter Martin to receive one cask of rum from J. Hoare. As is usual with these types of accounts they are chronologically untidy, with spaces in the earlier accounts filled up with entries from later years to save paper, although the handwriting throughout is neat and clear. Some pieces have been snipped from the bottom of a few pages, and the first volume seems to be lacking some pages at the end. 1766-1850. £285.00
- Wilton ORDER of the Justices of the Peace for Somerset to the Overseers of Wilton, to pay money collected for the Relief of the Poor to William Pinchard, Clerk to the Magistration.... for the performance of duties specified hereunder..... Printed 4to sheet, MS inserts. Signed, with 2 small blue seals. Address panel on verso with blue two penny stamp, address of Overseers at Wilton, blue Taunton postmark. 1849. £12.00
- Wincanton, Charlton Musgrove ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No LXV.16. Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Edition of 1930. £15.00
¶ Includes most of Wincanton (as far south as St. Peter and Paul's Church).
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- Ashby de la Zouch AN ACT for repairing the Road from Ashby de la Zouch.... through Burton upon Trent.... and to the Cock Inn in Tutbury.... Cover leaf + pages numbered 3-31, paper rather browned with some off-setting, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Thomas Baskett, 1753. £10.00
- Cheadle PLAN OF AN ESTATE IN THE PARISH OF CHEADLE belonging to Mr. Richard Howe. 1837. Manuscript plan in ink and three colours, on cartridge paper. Size 14" x 22", plus margins, scale 3 chains to 1". Shows buildings, including Mill, mill-pool and streams, roads, fields (those shaded in pink are in Cheadle, those uncoloured are in Checkley) with acreage, adjoining owners named. Title with variety of calligraphic lettering styles, scale bar. Five tears approx. 3-4" long running from edges, one just reaching into part of drawing, the others in blank area, repaired neatly on verso. A few small rust spots at bottom, edges rather dusty, some minor creasing. 1837. £40.00
¶ The total acreage was 32a.1r.20p.
- Rugeley PARTICULAR OF ESTATES in the Parishes of Rugeley and Colton.... About 1,035 Acres, to be Offered for Sale by Public Auction.... 20th and 21st Days of October, 1828.... 17pp., folio, sewn, traces of folds, with docket title. Large folding hand-coloured plan showing 104 lots, schedules of each lot giving name of tenant, field-name etc., cultivation, quantity. Foxing spots on docket title. 1828. £55.00
¶ 'the Trent and Mersey Canal runs through the middle of the property'.
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- Bures ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Attractive Freehold Residential Property known as THE DUNSTEAD ESTATE Comprising a Beautifully Reconstructed Tudor Half-Timbered House.... in all about 76 acres..... For Sale by Auction by Messrs. Daniel Smith, Oakley & Garrard.... on Wednesday, April 26th, 1939. With 4 photographic illusts, coloured folding plan, 9 + (2)pp, original illustrated printed wraps. 1939. £24.00
- Lowestoft and Gunton PARTICULARS AND PLAN of The North Lowestoft and Gunton Building Estate.... To Be Sold by Private Contract.... 1902. 7pp. 4to, printed wraps, very large folding plan. Amendments in red ink to title on front wrap, and to the Agreement on the last leaf. Staples have rusted through wraps at spine, leaving contents detached. 1902. £18.00
¶ The amendments appear to refer to a later sale in 1921.
- Ufford OBLIGATION BOND Thomas Underwood of Ufford, Baker, and Andrew Blaike of Whitton, Farmer, to Elizabeth Bird of Ipswich, Widow, for £600. 1p., small folio, printed with manuscript inserts. Signed by Underwood and Blake, and witnesses, two wax seals. Memorandum on verso referring to an indenture. Blank conjoint leaf. 1775. £22.00
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- Croydon ADMINISTRATION CERTIFICATE of the goods of John Farley late of Croydon. Printed certificate with ms inserts, papered seal attached. 1824. £8.00
- Kingston upon Thames TRADE CARD of Seeley, Bookseller, Stationer, Printer and Bookbinder, Kingston Upon Thames, Music, Perfumery, Engraving etc... Pianos & a Harp for Hire... Attractively printed on card, size 3" x 4«", embossed book on a cushion with crown and sceptre. n.d. c1860. £24.00
- Richmond and Tuddington AN ACT for Vesting a Toft or Scite of a Copyhold Hose in Richmond, in the County of Surry, lately pulled down, in Trustees, to be sold, leased or otherwise disposed of, for the Benefit of the Persons claiming under the Will of Matthias Perkins.... 7pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Decorative head-piece and initial letter. 1761. £17.00
- Rotherhith Road AN ACT for opening and making a new Road from the East End of New Street in the Parish of Saint John Southwark, to and through the several Places therein mentioned; and for keeping the said Road in Repair for the future. Cover leaf + pages numbered 643-664, small folio, black letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Thomas Baskett, 1749. £10.00
- Wimbledon, Manor of COPY ADMISSION of William Holman, on the Surrender of Mrs. Elizabeth Biggs, to Lands called Butt Shot and Street Furlong Shot in the Parish of Mortlake, abutting a field called Butes Shot. Vellum, size 20" x 12" folded. Signed as examined with the Court Roll. Some minor staining on outside where titled. 1839. £16.00
¶ Names previous occupants.
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- Arundel SALE BY AUCTION of £1,000 Consolidated Ordinary Stock of The Arundel Gas Company, 3rd July, 1900. 13pp, sm. 4to. 1900. £12.00
- Caroline, Marchioness of Abergavenny, of Eridge Castle LETTER dated simply 'Tuesday', St. Clare, Ryde, to a Miss Marsden regarding a linen cloth she has sent. 4p., size 5" x 4", on notepaper with mourning border, embossed printed 'Caroline' and a 'A' with a coronet top left. Signed 'Caroline Abergavenny'. c1880. £12.00
¶ Says she has been 'away nearly a month from Eridge and I ought to have written to you sooner about the fair linen cloth. The clergyman at Eridge has got it safely and it will be used for the first time on Sunday next...'
- Selsey COLIN PULLINGER, SELSEY Card with 26 lines in manuscript, in a neat cursive hand, advertising the services of Colin Pullinger 'Contractor, Inventor, Fisherman and Mechanic... Builder, Carpenter... Repairer of Umbrellas and parasols.... The Inventor and maker of the following: an improved Horse Hoe, and improved Scarifier... an improved Velocipede.... a curious Rat and Mouse trap made on a scientific principal where each one caught sets the trap to catch its neighbour...'. Written on one side of card, size 6" x 4«", card slightly browned. c1880. £24.00
- Walker (J) & (C) SUSSEX. Folding engraved, hand-coloured map, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, dissected and mounted on linen, engraved area approx. 12¬" x 15«", plus margins, folding to sm 4to, plain cloth boards. 1841. £18.00
- Wiston OBLIGATION BOND of Richard Paine of Wiston, Woolcomber, to John Vale of Nayland, Grocer. 1p., sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf, printed with ms inserts. Signed by Paine and 2 witnesses. Wax seal. In English, with preamble in Latin. 1705. £25.00
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- Meriden LEASE FOR A YEAR of the messuage or mansion house called Meriden Hall, Wriothesley Digby to John Kinderley of Staples Inn, London. Vellum, size 20" x 26", wax seal. Signed by Digby. 1778. £25.00
- Stratford on Avon REPORT OF THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY OF THE BOROUGH. 2pp., with a plan coloured in outline, by R.K. Dawson, scale 4" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1837. £24.00
- Temple Balsall AN ACT for confirming a Scheme of the Charity Commissioners for the Hospital of Lady Katherine Leveson at Temple Balsall in the County of Warwick. Pages numbered 237-242, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1861. £10.00
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- Appleby AUCTION POSTER. To Be Sold by Auction.... at the house of Mrs Lamb, The Sign of the Crown and Mitre, in Appleby.... on Saturday the 28th Day of February.... several Closes of Valuable Land, situate at Bongate Town Head, near Appleby.... Size approx. 12" x 7«", printed on one side only, small portion torn from left hand margin, folds, few small and one slightly larger holes, not affecting text, some contemporary in names and sums. 1824. £15.00
- Moreland Inclosure AN ACT for Dividing and Inclosing the Common and Waste Grounds within the Manor or Lordship of King's Meaburn, in the Parish of Moreland, in the County of Westmoreland. 26pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1777. £22.00
- Sheriff AN ACT to provide for the Execution for One Year of the Office of Sheriff in the County of Westmoreland. Pages numbered 345-347, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1849. £10.00
- Walker (J) & (C) WESTMORELAND Folding engraved map. Hand-coloured in outline, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, dissected and mounted on linen, size approx. 12" x 15", folding into sm 8vo boards, original decorative printed label. c1840. £24.00
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- Beckington PARTICULARS of the Sale by Auction of.... 'The Foresters' Arms Inn' and 'The Weaver's Arms Inn' situated at Dilton Marsh.... Trowbridge, 21st December, 1896. 4to, 3pp, vertical fold. 1896. £14.00
- Bradford on Avon NAMES OF PLACES OF ABODE OF THE OVERSEERS of The Poor, of the Parish of Bradford, Constables & Tithingmen, Residing within and acting for the said Parish of Bradford and the Hundred of Bradford; and the respective Tithings and Places within the said Hundred.... Poster, size 15" x 12", printed in large type-faces, listing Officers, Names, Residence. With note at bottom that anyone destroying or defacing this Hand-bill is liable to 10s fine, or imprisonment in default of payment. Folds, some off-setting, 2" repaired tear in margin. Rawlings, Printer, Bradford. 29th March, 1842. £34.00
¶ Includes Tithingmen for Limpley Stoke, Atworth, Winsley, Holt, etc.
- Broad Town, Wootton Bassett PARTICULARS WITH PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALES of the Desirable Small Freehold Properties.... comprising a Capital Pasture Farm... Whiteway Cottage... Valuable Springs and Water Rights derived from Broad Town Hill.... for Sale by Auction.... August 21st, 1911. 10pp., large 4to, wraps, plan. Vertical fold, staples rusty, hence covers loose. 1911. £22.00
- Chippenham THE CHIPPENHAM BALL Will Take Place At the New Hall... Announcement of Ball with list of Patrons and Stewards, details about tickets. 1p., 8vo, blank conjoint leaf. 1874. £8.00
- Collins (B.C), printed and sold by THE SALISBURY AND WINCHESTER JOURNAL 35 issues, between Jan. 4th and Dec. 26th, 1796. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp., each folded in four. Occasional slight wear at one fold. 1796. £175.00
¶ As well as local and national news there are many interesting advertisements, for example from Dec. 26th 'Wilts. and Berks. Canal. Canal Cutting & Masonry. Two Millions of Bricks wanted' requesting proposals from 'Any Person desirous of contracting for the Digging, Puddling and Compleating of the line of the Canal between Stanley and Foxham Corner....'
- Downton AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Downton. 24pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Pages numbered 1-32. Cover leaf with docket title. 1813. £18.00
- Grittleton ABSTRACT OF TITLE to the Manor or Lordship of Grattlington otherwise Grittleton in the County of Wilts. also to a Capital Messuage, Farms, Lands, Tenements and Hereditaments in Grittleton. 83p., folio, in a neat hand, written on one side only, tied at top corner with tape. Repaired tear in last two leaves. Some notes in margin in a small hand, presumably by a lawyer. 1828. £50.00
¶ The first document mentioned is a will of Joseph Houlton, 1729.
- Kennet and Avon Canal RESOLUTION AND SHARE ISSUE. Report of a meeting at the Guildhall, Bristol, 20th November, 1792, 'for the taking into consideration the propriety of making a Navigable Canal from this City, to join the Severn at Glocester...', and a meeting 5th June 1810, at Bristol. The last page has a form for subscribers to Shares to fill in. Size , 3 pages. Traces of folds. 1810. £46.00
- Marlborough COMMENCEMENT OF THE SWINDON, MARLBOROUGH & ANDOVER RAILWAY At Marlborough, 28th July, 1875. Order of progress from the Town-Hall to Cold Harbour Meadow. Handbill printed on pink paper, listing bands, town councils etc. 4to, central fold. Lucy, Printer. 1875. £16.00
- Melksham Forest PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Valuable Freehold Holding known as Forest Farm..... for Sale by Auction, May 28th, 1912. 11pp., sm. folio, wraps. Large folding coloured plan. Some stains on wraps. 1912. £22.00
- North Bradley COPY ENCLOSURE AWARD detailing allotments made under the 'Act for inclosing Lands within the Manors of North Bradley and Southwick....' 123 pages, written on rectos only, in 4to notebook, half calf, marbled boards. Headings (mainly name of person) and number on facing page e.g. 'No. 31. William Drewett... All that plot of ground on Yarnbrook Common containing one rood.... bounded on the West by the Turnpike road leading to Westbury....' Also details public and private roads. paper watermarked 1853. £75.00
- Salisbury Churches ON THE DEDICATION NAMES OF CHURCHES IN SALISBURY and Their Historic Teachings. Printed large folio sheet, printed in three columns. Reprinted from the Salisbury and Winchester Journal May 19th & 26th, 1883. £8.00
¶ The paper was read by Rev. Canon Richard Jones at a meeting of the Salisbury Clerical Society.
- Semington PARTICULARS WITH PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Two Renowned Dairy Farms, viz: Manor Farm, and Church Farm.... for Sale by Auction October 12th, 1943. 18pp, folio, wraps, folding plan, photos. in text. Two small pieces cut from page with Conditions of Sale. 1943. £15.00
- Sloper (S.F.K) TO THE ELECTORS OF DEVIZES Poster, size 17" x 11", folds, left-hand edge slightly ragged, setting out the views of Sidney Sloper, of Winterton Hall, an independent candidate, in 10 paragraphs. Gillman, Printer, Devizes, 1874. £25.00
¶ 'I detest Bribery; and besides, I am too poor to afford it.'
- Stanford, Pub. A MAP OF THE DIOCESE OF SALISBURY Shewing the Boundaries of The Rural Deaneries and of the Ecclesiastical Parishes in the Four Archedeaconries. Colour-printed map, size 16" x 18", plus margins, linen backed and folding to 8vo. Area of wear in paper in left margin, and along bottom of one section, not affecting text. Pinholes at corners. 1924. £18.00
- Tilshead Inclosure AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Tilshead.... 20pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1811. £17.00
- Trowbridge and Yarnbrook PARTICULARS of Drynham Farm and Accommodation Pasture Lands, to be Sold By Auction.... May 28th, 1918. 8pp., large 4to, wraps, folding plan. 1918. £20.00
- Trowbridge PARTICULARS WITH PLAN of the Freehold Property known as The Bellefield Estate... Residence, Gardens and Pasture Land, A Dairy Holding, Three Cottages... for Sale by Auction... May 11th, 1938. 9pp., folio, original wraps. Folding coloured plan in pocket at rear. 1938. £20.00
- Trowbridge WILL of James Fisher of Trowbridge, Plasterer and Tiler, 1826. 6p. folio. Folded. Contemporary copy. c1826. £24.00
¶ Leaves his 3 properties in Frog Lane to his son and daughter, and the daughter of his deceased daughter Freelove Hibbard, naming occupiers. Appoints Trustees for the grandchildren who were minors. Lives his stock in trade to his sons 'except my Thirty six round ladder'.
- West Stowell PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Unusually Attractive Residential Estate distinguished as 'West Stowell', Complete Stabling, Chaise House & Outbuildings surrounded by Park-like Pleasure Grounds Very Desirable Farms and Seven Laborers' Cottages.... which will be Sold by Auction.... September 5th, 1878. 6pp., folio, folded, large coloured folding plan. 1878. £28.00
- Westbury A STATEMENT OF LANDS AND PREMISES in the Parish of Westbury belonging to Mr. Thomas Whitaker with the Amount of Rent Change in lieu of Tithes apportioned to each separate piece of Land. 1841. 4 double-page spreads in 4to notebook, marbled wraps, half of a fifth double page spread is missing. Some amateur sellotape repairs of tears. Used probably mid 20th century to copy in 8 pages of information about Bratton, with owners, lands and occupiers and numbers on tithe map 1842. 1841. £20.00
- Westbury MAP OF THE PARISH OF WESTBURY tracing from the tithe map, scale 3 chains to an inch. In ink and pink colour on waxed cotton, size 36" x 40", folded. Some foxing spots. 1871. £50.00
¶ Under the scale bar is written 'Tracing from the tithe map 17/2/81 J.D.' Shows roads, fields, buildings in pink and grey, all numbered.
- Wotton Rivers, Pewsey CATALOGUE and Conditions of Sale of Valuable Oak, Elm and Ash Timber, at Wootton Rivers, Near Pewsey To be Sold by Auction... at the Phoenix Inn, Pewsey... 15th December, 1857. 3p., printed on card, size 6" x 4«". 1857. £14.00
¶ Lists 34 Lots, with type of tree and location. The timber was on the Manor Farm, and the property of St. John's College, Cambridge.
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- Berrow CONVEYANCE of a piece of land called Casson Park, a cottage and garden at Chase End Hill, Henry Hart to D. Clutterbuck. Vellum, 3p., folio, red margins, coloured plan 6" x 5" in text. 1903. £14.00
- Duncan (J), Pub. MAP OF THE COUNTY OF WORCESTERSHIRE Divided into Hundreds Containing the District Divisions and other Local Arrangements effected by the Reform Bill. Fully hand-coloured engraved map, size 14" x 17". Linen-backed and folding into card slip-case 5" x 4", rubbed at edges. A few light marks in right margin. c1835. £24.00
- Elmley LETTER addressed to Robert Townsend Esq., Recorder in Chester, from S. Wanley at Elmley. Replies to an inquiry about his deceased wife's relation Henry Townsend and a possible lawsuit. 1p., small 4to. Inserted in a cover, folded with address label, postmark 'Kidder/Minster' on back and front, marked 'Free. Ed. Sandys'. Wax seal on vero. 1758. £16.00
¶ Henry Townsend had left his estate to his sisters, not his brother, who 'has a more plentiful & commodious income than he knows how to spend'.
- Saint Martin PROBATE of the will of James Taylor, Victualler. Vellum, size 14" x 16", smaller printed certificate attached, fine large papered seal. 1840. £14.00
- Worcester Poor AN ACT to enable the Directors of the Poor of the several Parishes within the City of Worcester, and of the Parishes united therewith, to sell and dispose of certain Lands.... Pages numbered 1333-1342, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Strahan, 1819. £14.00
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- Barr (R), Printer OLD GOSPEL SHIP and TRY AGAIN. Size 9«" x 7", two small vignettes. Right hand edge ragged. Barr, Printer, Leeds. 1840's. £20.00
¶ Stirring religious ballads. Mentions Wesley and Whitfield.
- Diggle (James) Borough Engineer HEYWOOD CORPORATION. In Parliament. - Session 1883. Map, Shewing the Parliamentary Limits of Water Supply. Scale 1«" to a mile, size approx. 19¬" x 15", plus margins, hand coloured, key showing Population supplied with water for each area. short tear to one margin, neatly repaired to verso. 1883. £28.00
- Forth, Printer SANDY AND JENNY and The Galley Slave. Ballads, printed in two columns with vignettes at head, one of a rose, and one of Britannia on an island. Size 10" x 7". Repaired tear at top left corner, some very small tears at edges. Forth, Printer, Pocklington. c1840. £25.00
¶ 'Sandy and Jenny' appears to be a Scottish ballad.
- Fryholme, Dalton on Tees ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 26. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. 1857. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1876. £26.00
¶ Covers area to the South of the River Tees, the Northumberland part of the map (about one third) being blank.
- Guisborough ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 17. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Edition of 1856, probably c1870. £25.00
¶ Guisborough is more or less at the centre of the map.
- London & North Western Railway DRAFT AGREEMENT between The London & N.W. Railway and Harrop Wrigley of Tamewater as to the purchase of lands at Tamewater for the Delph Branch of the Huddersfield and Manchester Railway for £350. 3pp., folio. 1849. £18.00
- Redcar ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 7. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Linen-backed. Contours shaded in various colours and some heights marked in red ink. 1857. Poor impression of embossed Ordnance stamp, probably c. 1880. £26.00
¶ Covers Wilton, Marske, Redcar, Kirkleatham.
- Walker (B), Bradford, Sold Wholesale by JOHN BULL AND THE NEW TAXES. Slip ballad in two columns, size 10" x 7", a few edge tears at left side. No. 4. top right. c1840. £35.00
¶ Humourous attack on taxes and the Corn Laws. 'And for to raise some money/For the wedding of the Queen/They'll tax old maids and bachelors/That have turned seventeen... To tax and starve the nation/They do cobble up some laws/And the devil swears he'll tax them all/When they get into his claws.'
- York LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION granted to Mary, the wife of the Reverend Philemon Marsh of the City of York, of the estate of her father, Matthew Hornsey, late of the Parish of Saint Martin in Micklegate, Gentleman. Certificate printed on vellum, with manuscript inserts, large papered seal on tag. Blue paper tax stamp. Some slight dust-marking at edges. 1771. £20.00
- Yorkshire Debts AN ACT to repeal so much of an Act.... as relates to the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Parishes of Halifax, Bradford, Kighley, Bingley, Guiseley, Calverley, Batley, Birstal, Mirfield, Hartishead cum Clifton, Almondsbury, Kirkheaton, Kirkburton, and Huddersfield, and the Lordship of Tong, in the West Riding of the County of York..... and for extending the Jurisdiction of the of the Court Baron of the Manor of Kighley.... Cover leaf, pages numbered 951-983, small folio, disbound, Black Letter, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, 1780. £15.00
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- Dublin AN ACT to amend the Acts relating to the River Poddle in the County and City of Dublin. 11pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1840. £12.00
- Dublin LETTER signed 'John G. Armagh' to Charles Beresford. 5 lines on 1p., 8vo, dated 'Woburne' Dec. 21st 1861, saying he has enclosed a letter from the Registrar of Rooms at Trinity College. A pencil note in the top corner says 'From the old primate about letting me have rooms in T.C.D. in his gift'. 1861. £18.00
¶ Lord John George de la Poer Beresford (1773-1862), Primate of All Ireland, Chancellor of Trinity College.
- Dublin Poor AN ACT to enable the Lord Lieutenant of Ireland to regulate the Price of Coals to be bought for the Benefit of the City of Dublin. Pages numbered 1257-1258, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1812. £10.00
- Dunleary AN ACT to alter and amend an Act.... for erecting a Harbour for Ships to the Eastward of Dunleary... and to provide for the Erection of a Western Pier... 7pp. Act of Parliament. 1820. £12.00
- Hill of Howth AN ACT for the better Accommodation of His Majesty's Packets within the Harbour on the North Side of the Hill of Howth, and for better Regulation of the Shipping therein. Pages numbered 449-550, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1818. £11.00
- Irish Governors AN ACT to continue.... An Act to empower the Lord Lieutenant, or other Chief Governor or Governors of Ireland, to apprehend and detain such Persons as be or they shall suspect for conspiring against His Majesty's Person and Government.... Pages numbered 33-35, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1803. £11.00
- Londonderry & Coleraine Railway Co. CERTIFICATE OF TWENTY FIVE SHARES made out to John Conquest of Finsbury Square. Printed on pale blue paper, size 6" x 8", ms. inserts. Embossed seal of Company. 1848. £25.00
- Nesbitt family FIVE LETTERS from Richard Nesbitt to his married daughter Elisabeth Foster at Berwick Hall. A group of five affectionate and informal letters, two from 1774, two from 1776, one from 1779. Each dated, but without a place name by the date, folded and addressed on verso to 'Mrs Elisabeth Foster, Berwick Hall', signed 'Yr. affect. Father Rich'd Nesbitt'. The first two 1 and 1«p. 8vo, the others 1p small 4to. One page slightly damped with a few words faded, but legible, a few minor tears. 1774-9. £95.00
¶ Concerns the health of Mrs Foster's little daughter, who was being looked after by her grandparents 'I see your Daughter here a fine child as I ever see, and as well nurs'd, she made me laugh to hear her Sing', 'she has suffered great pain from her Teething, it is something like the Lagan severity to take her Bottle from her before she had her Teeth'; large quantities of fresh and smoked salmon, flour and rabbits he is sending her 'six pair of as fine Davrish hering as ever was taken, they were only six days in salt, will want proof pickle over them... they were taken in a Creek of wich you have the fourth of my share'; his forthcoming marriage; Mrs Nesbitt of Heath Court who has fired her servant Fanny Sheldon and 'Hired a Madwoman Sarah Donel', he offers to send Fanny to her and pay her wages; the marriage of her sister Hester to Mr Winslow of Fermanagh 'he offers to settle a jointer upon her of forty pounds the year out of his Estate', but 'he has four Children wch makes her a step mother entring into life, I desired her to consider this, she makes no account of this...'; the progress of his gout, and his daughter Hester's not allowing him to put on his shoe 'she is right, were there a Colledge of women physicians wou'd use my Interest and Fortune to have her president there'. The Berwick Hall referred to is possibly the one at Moira, near Belfast. There is no clue as to where Nesbitt lived apart from a mention of an election at Lifford.
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- Aberdeen to Kintore Canal AN ACT for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Harbour of Aberdeen, in the Parish of Aberdeen, or Saint Nicholas, into the River Don, at or near the South End of the Bridge over the same, (adjacent to the Royal Burgh of Inverbury), in the Parish of Kintore, all within the County of Aberdeen, North Britain. Cover leaf + pages numbered 967-1026, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1796. £40.00
- Caledonian Canal AN ACT to explain and amend Two Acts... for making and maintaining an Inland Navigation, commonly called the Caledonian Canal... Disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Strahan, 1825. £12.00
- Clyde Bridges AN ACT for authorizing the Trustees on the Bridges over the Clyde at Glasgow to continue, uphold, repair and maintain the Wooden Bridge over the said River opposite to Portland Street of Laurieston.... Pages numbered 3501-3503, small folio, black letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Arthur Spottiswoode, 1836. £12.00
- Farm Auction FARMS IN SELKIRKSHIRE. Auction poster. Size approx. 12" x 7«", printed on one side only. Printed by R. Armstrong, Hawick. 1816. £20.00
¶ Concerns farms in the Parishes of Ettrick, and Yarrow.
- Loch Ness, Fort Augustus ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXVIII. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36", plus margins. Second Edition 1904. £22.00
¶ Covers Loch Tarff, Loch a Mhuilinn, most of Loch Ness.
- Scottish Estates AN ACT to discharge from a disputed and dormant Claim of the Publick, several Estates belonging to the Right Honourable William Carr Earl of Erroll, Lord High Constable of Scotland. Pages numbered 625-628, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1800. £12.00
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- Brecon AN ACT for altering and amending an Act made in the Fifty-Fifth Year of His present Majesty to amend an Act made in the Forty-eighth Year of His present Majesty to improve the Land Revenue of the Crown, so far as relates to the Great Forest of Brecknock... and for vesting in His Majesty certain Parts of the said Forest, and for inclosing the said Forest. 8pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1818. £15.00
- Carmarthen ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 35", a few marginal tears. Paper slightly dusty down left-hand edge. O.S blindstamp 1887. £30.00
- Conway Gas and Water AN ACT to confirm a Provisional Order of the Local Government Board under the provisions of the Gas and Water Works Facilities Act, 1870, and the Public Health Act 1875, relating to the Borough of Conway. 10pp, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1880. £10.00
- Conway GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. XLVI.N.W. Fully hand-coloured map, scale 1" to 1 mile, size approx. 13" x 18", plus margins, key in sea area. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1897. £22.00
¶ Covers Puffin Island, Red Wharf Bay, Llandudno. About two thirds of map is sea area.
- King's Head Estate, Merionethshire PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the King's Head Estate, comprising of Two Freehold Dwelling Houses, Twelve Choice Building Sites and a Valuable Freehold Farm. Which Messrs. Cooke Bros. & Roberts have been instructed to offer for Sale by Public Auction.... On Tuesday, May 18th, 1909. Folio, 7pp, folding coloured plan, original wraps, some light foxing. 1909. £17.00
- Milford Harbour, Pembroke AN ACT for supplying a Sum of Money granted in this Session of Parliament towards carrying on the Works for fortifying and securing the Harbour of Milford in the County of Pembroke. Cover leaf + pages numbered 987-995, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Thomas Baskett, and Robert Baskett, 1758. £15.00
- Mount Alyn, Rossett, Denbighshire CATALOGUE OF SALE at Home Farm, March 29th, 1887 comprising Young Dairy Cows & Heifers, Fresh Barrens, Fat Cows, Yearling Heifers, Flock of Grand Shropshire Down & Leicester Ewes... Agricultural Implements... 10pp, 8vo. Traces of having been folded twice. 1887. £16.00
¶ Four bulls are listed in single lots with pedigrees.
- Pool to Wrexham and Knockin to Llanrhaiader Roads AN ACT for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the several Roads from the Town of Pool in the County of Montgomery, to Wrexham in the County of Denbigh; and also the Road from Knockin in the County of Salop to Llanarhaider in Mochnant. in the County of Denbigh. Cover leaf + pages numbered 671-711, small folio, black letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Thomas Baskett and Robert Baskett, 1756. £11.00
- St. George's Harbour AN ACT to amend "St. George's Harbour Act 1853." Pages numbered 685-688, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1855. £10.00
¶ The St. George's Harbour Company was incorporated and authorized to make a Harbour at Llandudno with a railway line to connect to the Chester and Holyhead Railway.
- Walker (J) & (C) WALES SOUTH EAST AND WALES SOUTH WEST. Two folding engraved, hand-coloured maps, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, dissected and mounted on linen, engraved area of each approx. 15«" x 12«", plus margins, folding to sm 8vo, marbled sides. 2 items. c1841. £25.00
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- Au Bon Marche CHROMOLITH TRADE CARD showing a view of Grenoble, surrounded by small views of nearby mountains and a map of the Alps. Size 4«" x 6«", on verso is an attractive advert for the 'Bon Marche' shops, with view of the store and the busy street, printed in green. c1900. £9.00
- Bacon's GEOLOGICAL MAP OF ENGLAND AND WALES Colour printed map on two sheets, each 12«" x 20", scale 15 miles to 1". With reference key in top right corner. 1884. £16.00
¶ From Bacon's Atlas of the British Isles.
- Bath and West of England Society CERTIFICATE OF ENTRY. FOR CATTLE ONLY for Tunbridge Wells Meeting, 1881. Large folio blank form, printed on one side only, to be filled in by exhibitor. Keenes, Printers, Bath. 1881. £6.00
¶ 14 questions were to be answered, e.g. 'The Colour (Any animal found to be artificially coloured will be disqualified.')
- Bedford Levels A STATE OF THE REVENUES AND DEBT OF THE CORPORATION OF BEDFORD LEVELS, as the same stood at Lady-day 1752, with the Advantages which will accrue to the Creditors of the Corporation, and the Proprietors of the South and Middle Levels, by permitting the Proprietors of the North Level to be discharged of the Debt. in order to their making a Security for a sufficient Sum of Money to be raised for their better Draining, on the Terms which have lately been proposed. 3pp, folio, docket title, folded. (1752) £85.00
¶ The Bedford Levels were in the counties of Cambridgeshire, Huntingdon, Northamptonshire, and Lincolnshire.
- Berkshire and Hampshire TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets XLIII.12/III.12 and XLIII.11/III.2. Each size 26" x 37", scale 25" to 1 mile. Edition of 1911. £12.00
¶ Shows River Emborne, Hyde End Fishery, Woodhouse Farm, northern part of Headley, Starck House Farm, Foxhold Farm.
- Birmingham & Oxford Railway FOLDING MANUSCRIPT PLANS of part of the line, Fenny Compton to Birmingham, each plan in ink heightened with colour, on tissue, backed with linen, size approx. 56" x 10", 10 plans. Cloth spine with morocco label, lacks boards. Each plan titled on front section, with number, the first plan is 'Fenny Compton to Harbury. 97-100', the last plan is 'Yardley to Birmingham 125¬ to 127'), each one with GWR stamp to verso. n.d. probably 1860's. £110.00
¶ The plans show owners of land, water features, buildings etc, with various notes as to deeds, etc. The second volume has far fewer notes of owners etc.
- Brazil SHARE CERTIFICATE for 60 Shares in the North Brazilian Sugar Factories. Size 10" x 11", made out to a lady at Locking, Somerset. Impressed seal of Company. A small marginal tear, folds. 1900. £8.00
- Brazilian Mint AN ACT to enable His Majesty to authorize the Exportation of the Machinery necessary for erecting a Mint in the Brazils. Pages numbered 409-411, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1810. £15.00
- Brecon Beacons ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size approx. 25" x 36". Made up of four quarter sheets, border all round. A few very light spots in centre of map. Small splash mark in right margin. Sold by Jas. Gardner. Published at the Tower, 1st September 1832. £48.00
¶ Covers Abergavenny, Hay, Penderyn, Brecon. Watermark 'T. Edmunds Wycombe 1832'.
- Bristol and Exeter Railway FORWARDING NOTE for delivery of 2 bags of wool from Williton Station to Bristol, for Bradford. Size 6" x 10", printed with ms inserts, for weight etc., conditions on verso. 1863. £8.00
- Bristol and South Wales Union Railway LETTER from Leonard Bruton to Edward Hinton, Secretary to the Bristol Docks Committee, asking for a list of ports 'in Wales and on the Severn and Wye' to and from which goods are carries by water. 8vo, engraved heading with name and view of an estuary and train on a long jetty with a crane, people looking on. Some browning along folds. On verso someone has written a list in pencil of approx. 60 such ports. 1864. £15.00
- British European Airways FLIGHT GUIDE and International Route Maps. 2 pages of text and 11 pages of maps, 2 pages of illustrations of planes. Oblong 4to, coloured wraps. c1955. £9.00
- Building BUILDER'S MANUSCRIPT CALCULATIONS BOOK Manuscript book of T. Honey, containing sample calculations and instructions for 'Tiler's Work', 'Plasterer's Work', 'Painter's Work', 'Glazier's Work', 'Pavier's Work', 'Timber Measure', 'The Extraction of the Square Root', 'The Extraction of the Cube Root', 'Mensuration of Superficies' 'Geometry'. 186 pages, 4to, inserted in rough card wraps with name and date on front, enclosed in later cloth boards with calf spine, gilt title on spine. June 28th, 1813. £120.00
¶ With diagrams throughout. Includes a poem for remembering calculations of heights.
- Buttons AN ACT to regulate the making and vending of Metal Buttons, and to prevent the Purchasers thereof from being deceived in the real Quality of such Buttons. 8pp., plus cover leaf, sm. folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1796. £12.00
- Cambridge, Huntington, Northampton, Lincoln A PLAN FOR OBTAINING AN ACT OF PARLIAMENT for the better Draining the North-Level, Part of the Great Level of the Fens, called Bedford-Level, in the Isle of Ely... and also Porsand and South-Holland... Is offered to the Consideration of the several Parties interested by the Direction and Recommendation of his Grace the Duke of Bedford... Finely printed on 3 pages folio, folded with docket title, thick paper, headpiece with leaves etc. n.d. c1760? £60.00
- Chepstow, Pilning, Wootton Bassett Railway AN ACT for incorporating a Company for making a Railway to be called "the South Wales and Great Western Direct Railway," 18pp, recent cloth boards, couple of pages slightly ragged and dusty. Act of Parliament. 1865. £16.00
- Christie's AUCTION CATALOGUE for sale of Scientific, Philosophical and Medical Instruments. South Kensington, 29th November, 1990. 38pp., 4to, stiff wraps with colour photographs, numerous illustrations. 1990. £8.00
¶ Includes globes and sundials.
- Classical scholar COMMONPLACE BOOK Entries recorded in 'A New Common-Place Book, In Which The Plan Recommended and Practised by John Locke, Esq., Is Enlarged and Improved... Second Edition. Cambridge.... 1778.' Printed title page, 4pp. introduction setting out method of keeping the book, 142 numbered pages of entries in a small neat hand (3 leaves have been torn out). The writer has followed the Locke's suggestions for putting detailed references to quotations, and some brief headings in the left margin. Many Latin, Greek, and French quotations, as well as references to English poets, historians and philosophers, but the entries are mainly a record of his current reading and his thoughts about it, e.g. 'Feb. 20th. I finished Clarke's Evidence of Natural & Revealed Religion, a book which appears to me more calculated to convine a Deist than any I ever read...'. The journal begins 1st Jan. 1800 and ends Jan 1806. He has made some entries in the printed Index. Authors read and commented on include Virgil, Socrates, Voltaire, Belsham, Locke, Cicero, Gibbon, Bishop Newton, Dean Sherlock. 1800-1806. £120.00
¶ 'Jan 1st 1800. I purpose to deviate from my former custom and opinions, in keeping a kind of journal of my time, studies, and sentiments, after the example of Gibbon, tho' not so methodically with regard to my reading as to specify the progress of each day... but chiefly to note down whatever book I read and to make my own remarks upon it... but first I must make some mention of the passed year... I had escaped from the united slavery and tyranny of the top of Eton, to a comfortable retirement at home, and the society and pursuits of men abroad...' He mentions his friendship with 'Dalrymple' and refers to his failure to win the University Scholarship, but these are the only personal references. He must have spent most of his time reading judging by the number of works he gets through in a short time.
- Conveyancing PRECEDENTS IN CONVEYANCING Manuscript. Folio book, full reversed calf, with morocco label on spine 'Precendents in Conveyancing'. Short splits at joints at top and bottom of spine, calf rubbed at corners. 253p, very neatly written throughout in a large clear hand. Index at front with page number, type of deed, by whom drawn, listing 42 types of conveyance, marriage settlement, release etc. There are margins throughout with main points summarised in red ink. 3 leaves at the beginning have been cut out, 6p. of entries have been pasted over in the late 19th century with newspaper cuttings of cases, and labelled in red ink with brief note of Act etc. Paper watermarked 1804. £150.00
¶ A note on the flyleaf reads 'The Precedents in this Book from a Book lent by T. Clutterbuck'. At the end of each entry is a note naming the lawyers who drew up the deed: 'N.B. This Settlement was drawn by Mr. Fenton and perused and approved of by Mr. Halliday, Mr Phipps and Mr. Greaves all of Lin. Inn'.
- Cookery MANUSCRIPT RECIPE BOOK 41p, 8vo., some blanks. Lacks wraps. 8 of the pages comprise recipes written out in full (White Currant Wine, Elder Wine, Shrub, etc.) the other pages written in columns, with very brief recipes, giving only ingredients (some with Latin names), for salves, cough syrup, curry powder, diuretic cordial, 'sweating drink', tincture for the gout, etc. Paper watermarked 1817. £34.00
- Cornwall and Devon Miners AN ACT to defray the Charge of the Pay, Cloathing, and contingent Expences of the Disembodied Militia in Great Britain, and of the Miners of Cornwall and Devon.... 11pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1815. £16.00
- Cornwall and Devon AN ACT for making Compensation to the Proprietors of certain Messuages.... in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon, purchased in pursuance of Two Acts of Parliament... for better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships and Stores at Plymouth and Sheerness... and to certain Proprietors who have sustained any loss or damage in consequence... 33pp, plus cover leaf, Black Letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1782. £22.00
- Cornwall and Devon Regiment of Miners AN ACT To explain and amend an Act... for enabling His Majesty to accept the Services of a Proportion of the Militia out of the United Kingdom, for the vigorous prosecution of the War; and to extend the Provisions thereof to the Regiment of Miners of Cornwall and Devon. Pages numbered 113-115, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1813. £12.00
- Cornwall, Dorset & Somerset Estates AN ACT for confirming an Exchange between the Right Honourable Henry Stephen Earl of Ilchester and the Right Honourable George O'Brien Earl of Egremont, now deceased, and for effecting an exchange of Lands, by the last Will of the Right Honourable George Earl of Egremont, now deceased, directed to be sold, for Lands by that Will directed to be settled. 51pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1853. £16.00
¶ Includes a 5pp schedule of the land concerned at:- Broadway, Bickenhall, Stogursey, Stocklinch Ottersey, Luxborough, and Whitelackington.
- Cox (Horace), Publisher THE FIELD The Country Gentleman's Newspaper. 102pp., folio. Horizontal fold. February 23rd, 1907. £14.00
¶ Numerous adverts. for country seats, etc. Much on hunting.
- Cunard White Star DINNER MENU for dinner on the 'H.T. Queen Mary', January 2, 1941. 4to, thin card, colour illustration of the Household Brigade on front. 1941. £6.00
- Death of George V DAILY SKETCH Memorial Number. January 21, 1936. 28pp. Horizontal fold. Some slight browning at edges. 1936. £14.00
¶ Numerous photographs of the King and Queen.
- Devon and Cornwall GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Colour printed map, sheet 337, covering Launceston and Tavistock. 12" x 19", plus margins, key and section in margins. Folded, 3 small splits at fold repaired on verso. 1910. £14.00
- Dorset and Devon AN ACT for continuing for Twenty-one Years.... An Act.... for repairing several Roads... leading to and through the Borough of Lyme Regis and from the Turnpike Road on Uplyme Hill to the Turnpike Road at Three Ashes in Crewkerne... 3pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1800. £12.00
- Dorset and Hampshire RELEASE James Wickens by the direction of Horace Twiss, of London, to Sir William Oglander of Parnham in Dorset. 3 large vellum sheets. 1830. £20.00
¶ Refers to the marriage settlement of Anne Lawrence Serle, daughter of Peter Serle of Chilworth Lodge, Hampshire, and Horace Twiss. Anne Serle had subsequently died. Sir William Oglander was a trustee. Also mentioned is Francis Twiss of Bath.
- Durkopp GROUP OF FIVE CHROMOLITH CARDS illustrating gemstones. Each size approx. 3" x 4". Shows the stone in close-up, with an attractive scene of the mining of the stone. On verso is advert. for 'Durkopp... Motorwagen... Milchschleudern...' c1900. £18.00
¶ Includes diamond, topaz, turqoise etc.
- Essex and Herts. PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold and Copyhold Estates, North Weal Bassett and Sawbridgeworth.... A Freehold Estate Called Cripses.... Five Cottages, also The Walnut-Tree Farm, The Spring Hall Residence and 2 Acres of Land near the Town of Sawbridgeworth.... which will be Sold By Auction.... at the Green Man Inn, Harlow.... 27th June 1848. 6pp., folio, folds. Attractive type-faces. Schedules. 1848. £35.00
- 'F.W. Esq.' TWO MANUSCRIPT POEMS one on the fleeting charms of beauty and the survival of virtue, entitled 'Written immediately after the occurrence it recites in France by F.W. Esq.', six 4-line stanzas, 1p., sm. folio, and on the conjoint leaf a poem about Buonaparte in six 8-line stanzas. c1810. £50.00
¶ The first poem describes how the writer while walking on the shore with Amanda writes her name in the sand, she protests that as the letters will be effaced by the tide, so will her memory: 'Not so my Amanda thy beauty shall live/In the heart which thy virtue hath won/And virtue the ruin of time shall survive/And live when extinguish'd the sun'. The poem on Napoleon 'Wondrous chief of modern days' describes how he has survived many setbacks, including the attacks of the Turks, 'Plague at Suez', crocodiles, famine, 'Often kill'd yet still existing/What a paradox we find/Some new project ever twisting/In thy mistchief making mind'.
- Gold and Silver Tokens AN ACT to prevent the issuing and circulating of Pieces of Gold and Silver, or other Metal, usually called Tokens, except such as issued by the banks of England and Ireland respectively. Pages numbered 1425-1430, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1812. £14.00
- Goode & Co. (London) Ltd. CATALOGUE OF ENGLISH BONE CHINA and Earthenware Services. 32pp., 4to, imitation snakeskin boards, 10 full colour plates, some with gilt, attractively printed, prices on facing page, plus black and white illusts. c1950. £24.00
¶ Includes Crown Derby, Spode, Minton, Worcester etc.
- Great Northern Railway MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS of the One Hundred and Nineteenth Half-Yearly Ordinary General Meeting and Special Meeting of the Proprietors.... 7pp., folio, folded, with docket title. 1906. £16.00
- Great Western Railway Company CONSIGNMENT NOTE for linen from Frome Station to Bruton. Printed, 8vo, with ms inserts. Receipted for 10 days later. List of GWR Receiving Offices on verso (including The Rummer Hotel, White Hart Hotel etc. in Bristol). 1877. £7.00
- Great Western Railway GENERAL STATEMENT of Receipts and Payments to 31st December 1847. Printed account, 2«p., folio. Folded, with docket title. Feb. 1848. £36.00
¶ Includes expenditure on locomotive engines, parliamentary expenses, 'new buildings and Shops, with Machinery for manufacture of Engines &c, and also New Cottages at Swindon, for Workmen', permanent rails, coke and coal, horse account, waggon repairs etc. Lists items under Great Western, Berks. and Hants, Oxford and Rugby, Monmouth and Hereford, Oxford Railways.
- Great Western Railway REPORT Twenty-fifth Half-Yearly General Meeting. 17th February, 1848. 2«p, folio, folded with docket title. With Chairman's Report, and Report of the Engineer, I.K. Brunel. Docket title dusty. 1848. £40.00
- Hackney Coaches AN ACT for explaining and amending several Acts relating to Hackney Coaches employed as Stage Coaches, and for indemnifying the Owners... who have omitted to take out Licences... 4pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1804. £12.00
- Hampshire and Berkshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36", dissected, linen-backed and folding to small 4to, rubbed marbled endpapers. Fully hand coloured in blue, pink and green wash with county borders in deeper shade, roads and parkland coloured. Some very light browning in a couple of sections. 1871. £42.00
¶ Covers Newbury, Basingstoke, Stockbridge.
- Heraldry MANUSCRIPT MANUAL OF HERALDRY 25 pages of text and 8 plates of illustrations in ink. Bound in cloth-covered boards, calf spine, gilt title on spine. c1820. £110.00
¶ The text comprises an alphabetical list of heraldic terms, two columns per page, with explanation and references to the plates that follow; a list of terms in English, French and Latin, also two columns per page. Illustrations comprise shields (approx. 60 per page) illustrating terms e.g. 'Treille', 'Bordure' etc., 40 different types of cross, animal, quartering, etc., and different orders, crowns and coronets, etc.
- Herefordshire and Gloucestershire NOTICE from Charles Sprozzi and Francis Bodenham refering to an lease and release between themselves and Thomas Moy of Eign, Farmer, trustee of George Morse late of Lydbrook, Barge owner, deceased, and his 3 children. Relates to sale of lands and coal mines and hereditaments in Hereford and Gloucestershire or elsewhere left under George Morse's will. 2p., manuscript, folio, foded, signed. 1826. £12.00
- Hotels LETTER ON HEADED NOTEPAPER of Kraft's Gd. Hotel de Nice, 1891. 3p large 8vo, with fine engraved view of hotel, gardens, carriages etc., printed in blue.... together with letter on headed notepaper from Grand Hotel Montfleury, Cannes, 1903, with photographic type view of hotel. 1891-1903. £8.00
- Justices and Constables AN ACT for the rendering Justices of the Peace more safe in the Execution of their Office, and for indemnifying Constables, and others, acting in Obedience to their Warrants. 4pp., plus cover leaf, Black letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1751. £14.00
- Kent, Essex, Sussex SET OF SIX ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Scale 1" to 1 mile. Sheet I (East London, Maldon) Sheet II (Bradwell, Burnham, Sheerness, two thirds of the map sea area), Sheet III (Isle of Sheppey, Dover, Margate), Sheet IV (Rye, Folkestone, three-quarters of map is sea area), Sheet V (Lewes, Tenterden, Winchelsea), Sheet VI (Bromley, Rochester, Cranbrook). Each sheet size 24" x 36", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo green cloth endpapers, inserted in morocco slipcase in the form of a book with marbled sides, title 'Ordnance Survey of Great Britain' in gilt on spine. Two small brown spots at a section edge on Sheet III, paper end-papers on this sheet slightly chipped at edges, and small crease in endpapers. c1845. £300.00
¶ Watermarks as follows: Ruse & Turner 1845 (Sheets III and VI), Ruse & Turner 1846 (Sheets IV and V), Ruse & Turner 1847 (Sheet II), J. Whatman, date cropped, but published date in margin 1844, probably 1850's, (Sheet I).
- Land Commission, Copyhold Dept. FORTY-FIRST ANNUAL REPORT of The Commissioners. 1883. 22pp., sm. folio, with tables of Enfranchisements, with columns for the Manor (in alphabetical order of county), County, Name of the Lord of the Manor, Tenure, Incidents of the Manor, Terms for Enfranchisment. 1883. £14.00
- Leeds and Liverpool Canal Navigation AN ACT for enabling the trustee under the Will of Henry Brown, deceased, to sell certain Shares in the Leeds and Liverpool Canal Navigation, and a Share in the Liverpool Theatre... 18pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1831. £14.00
- Lethbridge & Ashley Estates A PARTICULAR OF SOME LANDS IN SOMERSET AND DORSET belonging to Messrs Lethbridge & Ashley 1792. Sm. 8vo notebook giving details of 13 farms with name & acreage of each field, coppice, etc. and name of tenant. Includes farms at Henstridge, Preston Plucknett, Nether Compton, Buckhorn Weston, Beaminster, Symonsbury. 19pp in a neat hand, plus blanks, marbled wraps with MS title on label on front wrap. 1792. £32.00
- Maddington Races FREE HANDICAP Maddington, 1814. First Day. Sweepstakes of 50gs each. h.ft, two miles..... Printed list of 25 runners with age, and weight of jockey, 1p., 4to, folded, blank adjoining leaf has been used for address, to J.G. Kneller, Donhead Hall, with postmark. 8 horses have a small ink cross beside them. 1814. £55.00
¶ 'A Proposition will be made at the first Maddington Dinner in London, to allow Jockies to ride, and it is to be understood that this Race is void, unless such measure be carried.'
- Manchester Ship Canal Company REPORT OF THE DIRECTORS, Statement of Financial Accounts and Statistical Returns for the year ended 31st December, 1923. 13pp., folio, folded, plus full page plan of the Canal, between Manchester and Liverpool, indicating the Ship Canal, Bridgewater Canals, Mersey and Irwell Navigation, and Ship Canal Company's Railways. 1923. £26.00
¶ Includes table of traffic from 1894 - 1923.
- Marlborough and Newbury Roads AN ACT for continuing and enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act.... For repairing the Highways from Speenhamland, adjoining to Newbury, in the County of Berks, to Marlborough, in the County of Wiltshire. Cover leaf + pages numbered 395-406, small folio,black letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Thomas Baskett and Robert Baskett, 1744. £15.00
- Meat curing MANUSCRIPT RECIPES possibly kept by a butcher. 12 recipes on 12 slips of paper, written on one side only in a large hand, held with a rusty pin, first few leaves browned and dusty. Some pages signed 'J. Kilvert'. c1880. £16.00
¶ Includes 'The Wiltshire Mild Pickle, Calne, Wiltshire', 'Hedges Cambridge Sausages', 'Kilvert's new German Sausages', 'Real Stredford Black Puddings'. Quantities mentioned (e.g. 30 quarts of water) suggest a commercial enterprise.
- Methodism TWENTIETH CENTURY FUND A Million Guineas From A Million Methodists. Booklet, 34pp., illustrations, explaining fund-raising projects and how money will be spent. Decorative wraps, printed in green. 1900. £8.00
- Middlesex Road AN ACT for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from the Guide-post at the West End of the Town of Hampton, over Sunbury Common, to the Town of Staines, in the County of Middlesex. Cover leaf + 22pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1773. £12.00
- Middlesex, Dorset & Berkshire PARTICULARS OF SALE OF A SUPERIOR SEMI-DETACHED VILLA RESIDENCE, AT WEST BROMPTON: 113 Acres of Superior Grass Land and Corn rents at Willesden; A Farm of 105a. 1r. 14p., the Rent charge and pew rents, at Handley, Dorsetshire, and the Rent Charge, on lands in the hamlet of Grove in the Parish of Wantage, Berkshire..... Which will be Sold by Auction... 6th of August, 1858. Folio, 8pp, docket title, folded, lacks lower half of last leaf which is the 'memorandum', partly affecting description of Wantage lot. 1858. £12.00
- Middlesex, Dorsetshire, Berkshire PARTICULARS OF SALE of a Superior Semi-Detached Villa Residence known as No. 7, Bolton's, 113 Acres of Grass Land at Willesden... Rent Charge and Pew Rents at Handley, Dorsetshire.... Rent Charge in Wantage.... which will be Sold by Auction... 6th August, 1858. 7pp, folio, memorandum cut out of last page, affecting description of Wantage Lot. 1858. £12.00
- Monmouth and Gloucester AN ACT for repairing and maintaining certain Roads leading to and from Chepstow, and other Places in Monmouth and Gloucester, called The District of Chepstow and The New Passage District. 52pp, sm. folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1822. £20.00
- Napoleon Buonaparte AN ACT for the more effectually detaining in Custody Napoleon Buonaparte. Pages numbered 209-211, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1816. £30.00
- New South Wales, Van Dieman's Land, Norfolk Island AN ACT to amend so much of an Act of the last Session, for the Government of New South Wales and Van Dieman's Land as relates to Norfolk Island. Pages numbered 369-370, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1843. £10.00
- North Wales and the West Country PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM recording a holiday in North Wales, and visits in the West Country. Album size 16" x 12", cloth-covered boards, small split in cloth at hinge, thick card leaves. Photographs attractively mounted on paper and then on the album leaf, with ruled borders and neat captions. 73 photos in all. c1910. £95.00
¶ The first section records a holiday in North Wales, with a composite panorama of Snowdon, 5 small views of 'Snowden View and its "Owener"', Lewydd, views of the two holiday-makers and men shearing sheep at 'The Farm by the Lake', 5 atmospheric views of boating on Lyn Gwynant, Criccieth, 'Sir Watkin's Path up Snowdon', 'At Capel Curig (four views of the two bicycling). The last section is in the West Country, with three views inside Wookey Hole, one with a man carrying a light and what looks like a stone bottle, three views of Stonehenge, one with party in open-top car with chauffeur, wooden poles seem to be leaning against the stones; the car again on Mendip, Wells, Glastonbury, 'A Military Review. By Genl. Smyth Dorrien, Salisbury Plain (10 small views), Surveyor's Institution vist to Berkeley Castle and Tortworth park.
- Nottingham and Derbyshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXXII S.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile, Size 13" x 15", plus wide margins. c1890. £18.00
¶ Covers Ollerton, Elmton.
- Ordnance Survey LETTER from Jas. Burney to J. Little, Rainhill Stoops, Prescot, 29th September 1881. 2 sides of 4to notepaper, impressed coat of arms at head, blank conjoint leaf, signed by Burney, asking Little, as farm agent, to give them information about the boundary between Widnes and Rainhill, referring to an enclosed tracing (not present) which shows two possible boundaries. Ordnance Survey, St. Helen's, 29th Sept. 1881. £18.00
¶ 'The Ordnance Survey Six-Inch Plan made about 1843 shows the boundary in accordance with the tracing sent herewith. if you have any private Plans showing this boundary I should be much obliged if you could allow me to have a tracing...'
- Ordnance Survey Office LETTER from J. White, Lt. Colonel, to Messrs. Ashton & Woods. Informs them that the only 25" plan they have of the area they refer to is the one on the enclosed sheet, and that 'it would not be in accordance with the rules of this Department to make a plan of your clients' estate, but revised plans... of Cronton, Widnes, Rainhill and Sutton could be prepared... on payment of the whole cost of the work...', and giving the approx. cost of £400 for 9,000 acres. 2p, in manuscript, printed address, signed by White, with printed index of sheets to Parish of Prescot attached to conjoint leaf with pin. Southampton, 15th December, 1885. £28.00
- Passengers to the United States of America AN ACT to regulate the Conveyance of Passengers from the United Kingdom to the United States of America, in British Vessels. Pages numbered 983-986, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1816. £12.00
- Poor AN ACT for procuring Returns relative to the Expence and Maintenance of the Poor in England. Pages numbered 1465-1475, disbound, folio, with specimen table on which are some contemporary manuscript notes for the parish of Okehampton. Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1803. £12.00
- Poor Relief AN ACT for the better Collections of Rates made for the Relief of the Poor. Pages numbered 161-166, disbound, folio, first leaf slightly dusty, few small ink spots, one of which affects a couple of words in a marginal note, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1801. £11.00
- Potteries, Shrewsbury & North Wales Railway. TIME AND FARE TABLE From December 1st, 1866, until further notice. Sheet size 17" x 22", folds, printed on one side only, headings in large type-faces. Gives time-tables between Shrewsbury and Aberystwith, via Llanfyllin, Oswestry, Llanymynech (North Wales Section). Sandford, Printer Shrewsbury. 1866. £45.00
DANISH PRISONERS OF WAR AT CHATHAM
- Prisoners of War LETTER addressed to John Weaver Esq., First Lieut. Royal Marines, Woolwich, from Steen Billy. 4p., 4to, written in a neat hand, addressed London, December 1st, 1809, Friday Morning, asking that he consider the liberation of 'some of my fellow Citizens, that languish in prison'. In a neat hand, in English, signed simply 'Steen Billy'. Folds, two small holes in last leaf, slightly affecting three letter, and splits along fold in last leaf. Dec. 1st, 1809. £95.00
¶ Steen Bille was the Commander of the Danish/Norwegian navy at The Battle of Copenhagen, and was in charge of the sea defences of Cophenhagen when it was attacked in 1807 and the navy commandeered by the British to stop it falling into French hands. Bille mentions 6 prisoners by name, listing the prison ship they are held in, and the ship they served in when captured (for example Johan Gotfred Engelstad, on the Prison ship Samson 'taken prisoner in the month of Jan 1808 at the bengal in the danish Eastindiaman the pride of Augustenborg, Christensen Master'). Some of them are Norwegian, and he recommends 'as... a brisk trade at present is carrying on between this Country & Norway, I should fancy that Government will not be very scrupulous in granting liberty to the Norwegians, who will engage in a trade usefull to this Country', stressing that the King of Denmark 'has called in all the Privateers, and thus given up the means of making prisoners for the exchange'. John Weaver had survived the wreck of the 'Crescent' in 1808, when he commanded a raft which reached the Danish shore.
- Railways AN ACT for regulating Railways. Pages numbered 765-771, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre, and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1840. £14.00
- Reform Act THE BROKEN BOROUGH'S LAST LAMENT or Sighs for Schedule A by Sir Charles Wetherell, Knight. From 'London Bridge is broken down!!' Manuscript poem in 14 4-line stanzas, listing the boroughs which were to disappear, in a humourous way: 'Neither to Wareham, nor to Old Sarum/Has this Bill been in any way civil/Death has open'd its jaws to swallow St. Mawes/And St. Michael is gone to the Devil'. This is followed by another poem dated My 11th 1831 'Grand Meeting of Anti-Reformers', which represents the anti-reformers as a flock of birds of prey '... wild with fear/That the end of their pillaging reign was near'. Their leader the owl suggests the raise the prospect that if they are threatened church and state will crumble, but in the end they flee with the daylight. A third poem of 6 lines, dated June 1831, puns on the attitudes of the Whigs and Tories to two topics of the day: 'As the Dog Star approaches two subjects absorb us/The Bill of Reform and the Cholera Morbus....' 4p., 4to. 1831 (paper watermarked 1828). £50.00
¶ The anonymous poet was obviously making a jibe at Sir Charles Wetherell, the noted anti-reformer.
- River Thames AN ACT for building a Bridge cross the River of Thames from Hampton Court in the County of Middlesex, to East Moulsey in the County of Surrey. 14p., plus cover leaf, attractive initial letter with spears and banners. Act of Parliament. 1750. £15.00
- Safety Fuses HOME TRADE PRICE LIST of Bennett Safety Fuses From 12th September, 1908. Works: Roskear, Camborne. Single 4to sheet printed in red and black on both sides. Stab hole at top and some nicks at right edge, pinned to it is... PRICE LIST The Swansea Safety Fuse Company. 12th September 1908. Printed on one side of 4to sheet. 1908. £14.00
- Scottish Parliament AN ACT for the Effectual Securing the Kingdom of England, from the Apparent Dangers that may arise from several Acts lately Passed in the Parliament of Scotland. 8pp, disbound, black letter, cover leaf, floral woodcut initial. Act of Parliament. 1704. £24.00
- Sheldon (Prof. J.P) THE ENGLISH DAIRY A Lecture delivered in the Lecture Room of the International Health Exhibition June 16th, 1884. Disbound pamphlet, 20pp. 1884. £8.00
- Shrewsbury to Carnarvon Roads AN ACT for vesting in Commissioners the Line of Road from Shrewsbury.... to Bangor Ferry... and for discharging the Trustees.... from the future Repair and Maintenance thereof.... Pages numbered 289-330, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Strahan, 1819. £22.00
¶ Includes a 3 page schedule of creditors and the amounts paid.
- Shrewsbury to Netherpool Canal AN ACT to explain and amend an Act.... for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the River Severn, at Shrewsbury, in the County of Salop, to the River Mersey, at or near Netherpool, in the County of Chester, and also for making and maintaining certain Collateral Cuts from the said intended Canal; and for varying and altering certain Parts of the Whitchurch Line of the said Canal and Collateral Cuts, and for extending the same from Franckton Common, to Sherryman's Bridge, in the Parish of Whitchurch, in the said County of Salop.... Cover leaf + pages numbered 1043-1062, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1796. £20.00
- Slave Trade AN ACT for carrying into effect the Treaty between Her Majesty and the Republic of Chile for the Abolition of the Traffic in Slaves. Pages numbered 497-520, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1843. £14.00
- Somerset and Dorset PARTICULARS of Valuable Freehold Estates, in the Parishes of Henstridge, Horsington, Kington Magna, and Manston.... comprising 782 Acres of excellent Grazing and Dairy Land... to be Sold by Auction at the Henstridge Ash Inn.... 18th June, 1849, in Ten Lots. 7pp., folio, folded with docket title. Two fine lithographed folding hand-coloured plans. 1849. £40.00
¶ With detailed schedules of fields etc.
- Somerset and Dorset ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Sheet 312. Size 13" x 18", plus margins. Printed with hachures. Some small creases in top corner at margin. Revised 1898. £20.00
¶ Covers Chetnole, Sherborne, Isle Brewers.
- Somerset and Wiltshire GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet XIX. Fully hand-coloured geological map, scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 30", linen-backed and folding into large 4to cloth-covered boards, cloth rubbed and marked at corners. O.S. Blindstamp in top margin 9th Oct. 1855. £90.00
¶ Covers Keynsham, Bath, Bradford-on-Avon, Glastonbury, Mendips.
- Sotheby's CATALOGUE OF VALUABLE AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, Literary Manuscripts, Historical Documents.... 240pp., 4to, illustrations, wraps. 428 Lots. Printed wraps, a few small spots on wraps. Prices realised stapled to front wrap. 5th and 6th July, 1977. £14.00
¶ Includes the William Beckford papers (description over 8 pages), papers of the Smythe family of Long Ashton, Somerset.
- Spink & Son's NUMISMATIC CIRCULAR 4 issues, Vol. XLVII, Parts 5, 6, 8-9, 10-12. approx. 20p in each, large 4to. Some illustrations. 1939. £20.00
¶ Catalogues, with prices, preceded by articles.
- St. Minver INSURANCE CERTIFICATE for 'St. Minver House' and farms and cottages in Church Town and Trevanger, St. Minver. 2pp., folio, blank conjoint leaf, folds. Manuscript inserts, listing 23 properties. Vignette at top of page, size 4" x 5", showing large sun flanked by firemen. 1901. £18.00
- Staffordshire and Leicestershire GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. LXII.N.W. Fully hand-coloured map, scale 1" to 1 mile, size approx. 13" x 15", plus wide margins, key in left-hand margin. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1901. £25.00
¶ Shows Cannock, Penkridge.
- Staffordshire, Worcestershire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXII S.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 112" x 14", plus wide margins at right and left, trimmed to border top and bottom. Folding into large 8vo marbled wraps. Bookplate on front wrap. Lacks any marginal information. c1880. £17.00
¶ Covers Wolverhampton, Walsall, Stourbridge.
- Stanford (Edward), Engraved & Printed by GENERAL POST OFFICE CIRCULATION MAP For England & Wales. 1859. Lithographed plan, size 40" x 36", scale 10 miles to an inch, dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 10" x 7", cloth wraps with simple printed label. Mail routes shown in different coloured thin lines, Explanation under title. 1859. £65.00
¶ Shows Railways used by Post Office, Railways completed but not used, and in progress, mail coaches, mail carts & horse posts, stage coaches & omnibuses, foot messengers, post towns, money-order sub offices.
- Stockton & Darlington Railway TICKETS for delivery of coals. Small printed tickets, printed on one side only with manuscript inserts, approx. size 4" x 3", some longer, name of colliery in bold lettering at head. Comprises: Bowers Close, Adelaides, Butterknowle, North End, Cockfield, Cold Knott, Black Prince, Crook, Inkerman, Rowntree Collieries. Information entered in ink for waggon nos., description, destination. 8 tickets in all, stab holes at top. 1856-64. £30.00
- Suffolk and Norfolk ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LI. N.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. Blue 'Record Map' stamp in margin. 'Index to the Tithe Survy' printed in top margin. O.S. blindstamp 1880. £17.00
¶ Covers Mildenhall, Thetford.
- Surrey, Berkshire, South London ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Composite sheet, comprising Sheet 270 and sheets to the south and west, size 28" x 40". Linen-backed, folding to 8vo marbled endpapers, inserted in green cloth slipcase with Stanford label. Published 1896. £42.00
- Tasmania PROSPECTUS of the Tasmania Crown Silver Mining Co. Ltd. 37,000 Shares are now Offered for Public Subscription... Folio, 3pp., plus full-page coloured plan and Full Report, 4pp., and Application form, loosely inserted. 1891. £28.00
¶ The Company was to acquire 'five mineral Leases of 40 acres each in the recently discovered silver field of Zeehan...'
- Turnpikes AN ACT to explain, amend and reduce into One Act of Parliament, the several Statutes now in being for the Amendment and Preservation of the Public Highways of this Kingdom... 37pp, black letter, sewn at edge. Cover leaf dust-stained. Act of Parliament. 1767. £18.00
- Urban Plans HISTORIC CITY PLANS AND VIEWS Catalogue, Spring 1970. 12" x 5", 53pp., stiff wraps. Catalogue of the company 'Historic Urban Plans' reproduction Limited Edition prints of eighteenth and nineteenth century town plans, with numerous illustrations (approx. 3 per page). New York. 1970. £14.00
¶ Many are of American cities, but also includes British and European city plans.
- Viceroy and Governor-General of India in Council APPOINTMENT of Richard Barrington Ward as Second Lieutenant in the Volunteer Forces of India. Printed on vellum, slightly yellowed, manuscript inserts, size 9" x 13". Signed by Robert Scallum, Major-General, and J. Minto. Punch hole top right. Fort William, 1st March, 1910. £20.00
¶ Lord Minto was Governor General of India.
- Walker and Jackson families GENEALOGICAL TREE, WALKER OF FRODSHAM Large printed chart, size 18" x 25", together with similar chart listing names of nephews and nieces of William Walker, with dates and place of residence (places include Frodsham, Liverpool, Wisconsin, Rochdale.) Frodsham 1935. £22.00
- Walker (J) MAP OF THE INLAND NAVIGATION, CANALS AND RAIL ROADS with the Situations of the various Mineral Productions throughout Great Britain, From Actual Surveys Projected on the Basis of The Trigonometrical Survey made by order of The Honorable The Board of Ordnance, by J. Walker, Land and General Surveyor, Wakefield, accompanied by A Book of Reference compiled by Joseph Priestly Esqre., of the Aire and Calder Navigation. Published by Richard Nichols, Bookseller, Wakefield, Longman, Rees, Orme, Brown & Green.... London... January 1st 1830. Engraved map, fully handcoloured, size 74" x 60", dissected and mounting on linen, silk edging tape. Scale Folding to 10" x 8«", marbled endpapers, folding into rubbed marbled paper endpapers, some chipping of marbled paper at one corner. Inserted in full calf book in the form of a book, calf and marbled paper at edges of box very rubbed. With large title, decorative dedication to the King, fine compass rose, with three feathers, rose, thistle and shamrock, 'Explanation' bottom left, with key for navigable and non-navigable rivers, canals (with height of principal pools), railways and tram roads, hills (shown by hachures), soundings, sites of minerals, etc. Shows East coast of Ireland, northern part of Scotland inset top right. Franks & Johnson, Engravers, Wakefield. 1830. £800.00
¶ The map was published just before the book of reference that accompanied it.
- War Office LETTER dated War Office 25th Jan. 1809, to Rev. Sandys at St. Minver, regarding a payment to Private Nutting of the 2nd Battalion 28th Foot. 1p., 4to, manuscript, plus blank conjoint leaf. Gilt edges. Together with copy of a letter from the Paymaster of the Battalion to the Commander, Major Nixon, dated Limerick Jan. 13th 1809. 1809. £10.00
- Warwickshire, Worcester ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LIV. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 28", in four quarter sheets, border all round, normal margin at top and bottom, but with very wide margins mounted on at the sides. 1831. £46.00
¶ Covers Worcester, Solihull, Stratford.
- Waterford, Lady Blanche LETTER signed 'B. Waterford'. 3«p., addressed 'Yacht "Ceres" passing Land's End June 23 '87', to 'Dear Charles', apologising for not writing but saying she had been feeling ill and 'there was so much to do for Charles... poor Waterford was often so restless & uncomfortable...' 1887. £18.00
¶ Blanche was married to John Henry de la Poer Beresford, 5th Marquis of Waterford, invalided after a hunting fall, and according to a note with the letter 'allowed to sit while addressing the House of Lords'.
- Weinreb Architectural Books GARDENS AND LANDSCAPES A Catalogue of Books. Catalogued and edited by Hugh Pagan. 72pp., stiff paper covers with illustration, numerous plates. 1977. £10.00
¶ A scholarly listing of rare early gardening books, British and foreign.
- Weinreb Architectural Books ARCHITECTURE Catalogue 2. Books and Drawings before 1800. 94pp., 8vo., stiff wraps. Numerous illustrations... together with... Public Building Part I. 32pp., 8vo, stiff wraps. n.d. c1977. £12.00
¶ Booksellers catalogues of rare books and original architectural drawings and designs.
- Williams family SEVEN LETTERS from John Michael Williams to his brother and uncle, 3 from London and one from Swansea. One dated 1858 says they have an order for copper, and that R. Michell is 'going on with Carne's Bank, his capital will be employed & we may get his Tin House...', another dated 1859 about lack of orders, imports from Chile 'only four vessels on the way to us... Mines in Chili nearly all stopped... this alone justifies our keeping up the price of Copper a little longer'. The letter from Swansea, 1860, says they should purchase little more ore 'I hope you will not purchase exceeding 250-300 Tons of ore on Thursday, say high produce and none but what contain much sulphur or arsenic and no grey ores - ask M. Andrews to be more particular in marking the Foreign Ores when they contain Black or Grey and part yellow...' all one page, sm. 8vo, except the last which is 2«p. May 1859 - August 1860. £55.00
- Wilts., Somerset, Gloucestershire AN ACT for vesting certain Estates.... in Trustees, to the Uses of the Will of Jacob Knight Esquire, in Lieu of an Estate in Worcestershire.... and for vesting the Estate in Worcestershire in Warren Hastings Esquire.... 11pp, disbound, docket title on verso, woodcut headpiece and initial letter. Act of Parliament. 1793. £18.00
¶ Refers to the Manor of Dailsford, in Worcestershire, Nursling, Rowde, Seend etc., in Wiltshire.
- Witham Family, of Yorkshire and Co. Durham MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF GENEALOGICAL RECORDS AND PEDIGREES. Witham Family. 162 pages of manuscript in a neat hand, plus blank pages, in a folio notebook, vellum bound, vellum rather darkened. Name Henry Witham on flyleaf. As well as the many pedigrees the volume records grants of lands and property, church inscriptions, Inquisitions, information about Manors, heraldic information regarding related families, etc. Pasted in is a page 'Register of the births of the family of Dr. & Mrs Witham from my Grandmother's Prayer Book. H. Witham, Barrister at Law' (births 1748-57). There are also a few newspaper cuttings about Witham weddings, etc. and some pasted-in and loosely inserted letters. Loosely tipped in on the last page are three real photographic postcards of Witham Hall. c1910, and a 6" x 8" actual photograph of Cliffe Hall Co. York is pasted inside front board. Approx. 40 armorial bookplates, with notes by the side in red ink, pasted onto 8 pages at the end. Includes 'The Royal Descent of the Family of Witham', and descent from other families such as the Percies, Scropes of Bolton, Howards etc. Mounted into one page is a leaf from a book with a Latin verso composed by Revd. George Witham, a Roman Catholic Bishop and on the facing page a manuscript of the same poem, dated 1718 (possibly the original). There are extracts from old letters and documents, for example 'Extract from Prefect of Studies Book at Douay College 1757. William Witham arrived here Aug. 19 after various accidents at sea being taken by a French Privateer...'. Paper water-marked 1818. c1820-1900. £320.00
¶ The manuscript is in two hands: the bulk of the pedigrees appearing to be early nineteenth century, with most of the history and genealogical information mid-late nineteenth century. The Withams were a prominent recusant family in the North of England. Originating from Lincolnshire they moved to Co. Durham, and Yorkshire.
MANUSCRIPT DRAFT OF WYE FISHING ACT
- River Wye AN ACT FOR THE CONVENIENT PASSING OF BOATS & BARGES IN AND UPON THE RIVER WYE in the Counties of Hereford, Gloucester & Monmouth and the Countreys adjacent, And for the preservation of young ffrye of Salmon and other ffish within the said River. 4 numbered pages in a neat hand of late 17th century style and spelling, on four sheets of paper size 15" x 12", sheets tied with vellum thong at top. On the first page there are two asterisks in the text referring to two clauses which have been added in the same hand in the left hand margin. The time by which certain works must be done by owners of wears and dams (a particular month), is left blank. On the verso of the last leaf are brief notes presumably concerning a charge against someone "Hee went to Breda because C.S. was there.. He was first voted a traytor..." (presumably refers to Charles Stuart). Paper folded, last page rather creased and slightly ragged at one edge. n.d. Probably Commonwealth period. £250.00
¶ This was probably the draft of a parliamentary bill, associated with those presented to the Commons between 1661 and 1695 dealing with the navigation of the River Wye.
- Yorkshire and Durham PARTICULARS of a singularly delightful... on the borders of Yorkshire and Durham... within Two Miles of the wealthy Town of Darlington... Twelve Hours Journey from the Great Metropolis... known as the Tees Cottage Estate, Situated on the River Tees... The Residence is Most Perfect... The Garden & Pleasure Grounds... planted with choice Shrubs and Luxuriant Ornamental Plantations... 78 Acres of most superior Land... to be Sold by Auction by Mr. Geo. Robins... 28th September, 1841. 3pp., plus docket title, professionally reinforced at spine with tissue, bottom margin clipped, with loss of one line of which gives one of the addresses where particulars may be inspected. Loosely inserted are a sheet of notes by the auctioneer, and a folding lithographed plan of the estate by Madeley, Lithographers, size 20" x 15", with fine vignette view, size 5" x 7", showing house with lake and fishermen in foreground. Small piece «" x 4" clipped from top left corner, affecting a few letters and the corner of one field. Bottom margin trimmed, just affecting imprint. 1841. £70.00
- Yorkshire and Lincoln ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 3. Scale one quarter of an inch to one mile, Large Sheet Series. Linen backed, folding into printed cream wraps. Second edition, 1914. £10.00
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