Back to Home page
Lesley Aitchison's - Catalogue 126

Maps, Plans, Manuscripts, Documents, Engravings, Ephemera, etc.

To ORDER or for further information :-
Tel:- (0117) 9076899

When ordering from this list please note item No, and brief description.
Measurements for maps, engravings, etc are given depth x width.
Bedfordshire -- Berkshire -- Bristol -- Buckinghamshire --
Cheshire -- Cornwall -- Devon -- Dorset --
Essex -- Gloucestershire -- Hampshire and Isle of Wight --
Kent -- Lancashire -- Leicestershire -- Lincolnshire --
London -- Monmouthshire -- Norfolk -- Northamptonshire --
Northumberland -- Nottinghamshire -- Oxfordshire -- Somerset --
Suffolk -- Surrey -- Sussex -- Warwickshire --
Westmoreland -- Wiltshire -- Yorkshire --
Scotland -- Wales -- General
This is a selection from my stock.
Please let me know if there are any items which you are looking for.

    Back to the Top


  1. Baldock PARTICULARS of a Small but Valuable Estate known as the 'Vine Farm', Possessing extensive Common Rights, and partly bounded by a Trout Stream.... a neat snug House easily convertible into a Sporting Box.... which will be Sold by Auction.... November 9th, 1824.... 3pp, sm. folio, plus docket title, folded. Some wear at one fold in 'Conditions of Sale', three small edge tears. 1824. £38.00

    A further selection of BEDFORDSHIRE Items on Main Site
    Back to the Top


  2. Abingdon LEASE of a messuage with garden, warehouse and workshop in Ock Street, The Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of Abingdon to Ann Jackson, widow. Vellum, size 22" x 28", small plan in margin, papered seal of the Borough on tag. 1851. £22.00

  3. Anon. BERKSHIRE LADY In Four Parts. Ballad in 45 verses, printed in three columns with large heading, very decorative border with swags, etc., and woodcut head and shoulders portrait of a lady. Size 14" x 9". Trimmed to within half an inch of the border, no imprint. c1830. £48.00
    Tells the story of a rich lady of Reading who challenged the man she had fallen in love with to marry her or fight her in a duel 'You shall find I do not vapour/For I have a trusty rapier...'

  4. Bradfield PARTICULARS of the Exceptionally Attractive Residential Property known as Mead House, Bradfield, A Country House of Exceptional Character... walled kitchen gardens, a capital cottage, Potash Farm.. for Sale by Auction... 15th July, 1930. 12pp., 4to, folding plan, stiff wraps, photo on front wrap, lacks one of the two tipped-in photographs. Foxing at bottom of front wrap. 1930. £8.00

  5. Reading to Puntfield Road AN ACT for Enlarging the Term granted by an Act.... for Repairing the Highways between the Bear Inn in Reading, and Puntfield in the County of Berks.... Cover leaf + 12pp, small folio, black letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1728. £10.00

  6. Windsor, Addlestone ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. 269. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19" plus wide margins. Admiralty stamp in margin. Margins slightly grubby. Minor corrections March 1914. £22.00

    A further selection of BERKSHIRE Items on Main Site
    Back to the Top


  7. Arrowsmith's MAP OF BRISTOL and Suburbs. New Edition. Folding plan, size 28" x 22", plus margins. 2 short splits at folds, some tears in front wrap. 7 views of Bristol, and local adverts on verso. c1890. £15.00

  8. Brewing RELEASE by Matthew Hawkings and Robert Bound, heir of Elizabeth Bound deceased, which Matthew and Elizabeth are two of the children of the late Sir John Hawkins, Knight, deceased, of two messuages in East Tucker Street in Temple parish in the occupation of Richard Vining, Maltster, to John Hawkins of Busselton. Vellum, size 13" x 12", two wax seals. 1748. £35.00
    This is presumably part of the group of properties which eventually became George's Brewery (Philip George bought a malthouse in Tucker Street in 1788.)

  9. Bristol Breweries LETTER from George Ingram, Secretary of the Bristol United Breweries Limited to Messrs J. & J. Usher, Horfield Road Brewery. Writes in response to the "offer by you of your Brewery and business." He explains that the Board discussed the matter but could not entertain the proposal for amalgamation. 2p. 8vo., on headed paper, with the envelope. May 12th, 1890. £16.00

  10. Bristol Tramways AN ACT to authorise the Bristol Tramways and Carriage Company Limited to extend their Tramways and to confer further powers... 31pp., small folio, disbound. With 2p. Schedule of fares etc. 1898. £18.00

  11. Broadmead, Wine Street and Pithay Property FOR SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY by direction of the well-known Chocolate and Cocoa Manufacturers Messrs. J.S. Fry & Sons, Ltd. A Very Important Group of Freeholds together covering Two and a Half Acres In the Centre of the City. Available as a whole or in sections. Folio, original stiff wraps, 16pp, with 4 coloured plans, 2 of which are folding and with 3 tipped in photographs. c193- £65.00
    A lavishly printed sale particular, on thick paper. Included properties in Wine St., Union St., Nelson St., Broadmead, John Street, Pithay. 'During the course of over two centuries' trading and growth within the City confines, a succession of neighbouring Freeholds has come into the Company's ownership until it now holds easily one of the largest and best placed groups of land and buildings in central Bristol'. The company was about to move to Somerdale.

  12. Clifton BILL of James Garaway & Compy., Nurserymen, Seedsmen, Durdham Down Nurseries, Clifton to Mr. Stevens at Ilminster cemetery. 4to sheet with printed heading, listing 14 types of tree with cost. Signed over stamp. Stab hole under heading. 1888. £8.00
    Includes 5 irish Yews, 2 Cupressus aurea variegata.

  13. Clifton OFFICE EXTRACT OF RECOVERY Jonathan Harwood demandeth against Thomas Ward Six Messuages Six Gardens.... Fifty Acres of Pasture Twenty Acres of Wood One hundred acres of Furze and Heath.... in Clifton. 1p, blank conjoint leaf with docket title. Impressed tax stamp. Michaelmas Term 1784. £16.00
    Extracted c1816.

  14. Gaol AN ACT for building a New Gaol, a Penitentiary House and House of Correction, within the City of Bristol, and for regulating, maintaining, and supporting the same; and for disposing of the present Common Gaol of the said City of Bristol, and County of the same City.... Black Letter. Cover leaf + 80pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1792. £25.00

  15. Harveys WINE LIST Second Edition 1964-5. Sm. 4to, 70pp., decorative card wraps. Illustrated with drawings of ships by John Gardner. Two very small (wine?) splash marks on front wrap. 1965. £35.00

  16. Latcham family ADMINISTRATION of the Goods and Chattels of Mary Latcham, of the Old Park in the Parish of St. Michael in the City of Bristol, deceased. Printed certificate with manuscript inserts, on vellum, size 8" x 8", large papered seal of Archbishop of Canterbury on tag. 1826. £12.00

  17. Pawnbroker BOND TO INDEMNIFY AGAINST DOWER William Baker of Bristol, Pawnbroker, to William Fry, Distiller, of Bristol, for £100. 2p. folio, signed by Baker with his mark, wax seal. 1772. £24.00

  18. Redland BILL of Henry Field, Carriage Proprietor, Redland Mews, Greenway Road, Lower Redland Road. 4to Sheet with printed heading, listing carriage hire for 9 trips April-June, to Penpole Point, Portbury, Frenchay etc. Folds, a few small edge tears. 1906. £5.00

  19. Rock & Co. etc. THREE VIGNETTE VIEWS on 8vo notepaper One with blank adjoining leaf, of Suspension Bridge, Arno's Vale Cemetery, Avon & Severn from Penpole Point. One view with slight spotting at top margin. c1850. £14.00

  20. S.S. Great Britain COMMEMORATIVE ENGRAVING ON PORCELAIN COATED CARD size 4" x 6", showing the ship with 6 masts, funnel smoking, two smaller ships in background, with title 'Great Britain Iron Steam Ship' above and below details of launch, length, breadth, depth of hold, tonnage. The bottom " of the card has been stained a light pinkish grey with damp, affecting the bottom 3 lines of printing, rendering the name of the London printer difficult to decipher, traces of mount on verso. 1843. £50.00

  21. Shattock, Hunter & Co ILLUSTRATED PATTERN BOOK OF HAMES AND TUG BUCKLES. Warehouse: Nicholas Street, Manufactory: Frogmore Street, Bristol. Two tinted lithograph pages, illustrating 48 types of hames and 10 types of buckle. Oblong folio, original wraps, top wrap decoratively printed, few short tears to margins of plates and wraps, edges of wraps slightly faded. Some ink and other marks to back wrap, crease where once folded vertically.... loosely inserted.... Lithograph ILLUSTRATED SHEET. Illustrating 6 types of Carriage Lamps, printed on one side only, with prices added in ink, folded, 2" split at fold. c186- £20.00
    Shattock, Hunter & Co were Saddlers' Ironmongers, Manufacturers and Exporters, and Manufacturers of Horse & Carriage Mountings.

  22. West (Robert) and Toms (William) THE NORTH-WEST VIEW OF BRISTOL HIGH CROSS With a Prospect of the Cathedral, and the Parish Church of St. Augustine. Copper engraving, view size 12" x 18", plus 8 lines of text giving the history of the Cross, and dedication to the Bishop of Bristol, with coat of arms, under the view, overall depth 15". Margin trimmed to just outside border at sides. Slight trace of one vertical fold, and of light crease reaching about 3" into view at bottom. Publish'd March 25, 1743 by W.H. Toms Engraver in Union Court near Hatton Garden Holborn. £95.00
    Charming view of College Green, with the cross in the foreground showing excellent detail of the stonework, two men are sitting at the base of the cross, and others admiring it, a lady and her daughter, and other figures are walking nearby. There is a line of trees and wooden fence between the green and the Cathedral, houses and church tower on the left. When this view was made, from a drawing by Robert West, the Cross had been recently re-erected 'Painted in imitation of Grey Marble, ye Ornaments are Gilt, & ye Figures Painted in their proper Colours'.

  23. Wills (W.D. & H.O) WILLS'S ATLAS of the World. 8vo booklet with advert for Gold Flake on back wrap, view of Bedminster factory on flyleaf, 23 maps, and 8pp. index of place, two pages of coloured adverts. Neatly re-inforced down spine with archival tape. n.d. 1930's? £16.00

  24. Wright & Co., Photographers, Bedminster BELGIAN REFUGEES Under the Care of The Redcliffe, Southville and Bedminster West Wards. Photograph, on glossy yellowish paper, size 4" x 7", plus margins. Printed title. Shows about 50 adults and children against a background of trees. Chappell & Co., Redcliffe Printing Works. c1915. £16.00

  25. Wright (J), & Co. MAP OF BRISTOL Published by John Wright & Co., Bristol. Map dissected and mounted on linen, folding into rubbed marbled endpapers, 8vo. Size 29" x 30", plus margins. Scale 5" = 1 mile. In left and right margins is a list of schools, with numbers corresponding to numbers on map. Shows Parliamentary Divisions, railways and stations, tramways, public buildings. Bookplate of later owner stuck to linen on verso. c1902. £25.00

    A further selection of BRISTOL Items on Main Site
    Back to the Top


  26. Iver BILLHEAD of W. Lloyd, Saddler and Harness Maker. Whips, Brushes, Sponges, Spurs... Oblong 4to, with fine deep printed heading showing horses, portmanteau, trunk etc. Trace of folds, small stab hole through ms. part. Made out to J. Taylor for 2 items. 1902. £7.00

  27. Walter (H) PLAN OF THE PARISH OF ETON CUM STOCKDALE AND COLENORTON In the County of Buckingham. H. Walter, 1839. Map size 28" x 35", scale 1" = 3 chains. Map printed on thin poor quality paper and pasted to very thick card. Decorative title at top, scale bar, compass rose. Shows buildings in the village and in Eton College in detail, River Thames, farms, mills, etc., fields with name of plot, footpaths. Each field etc. has a number, presumably referring to a book of reference (not present). This map appears to be a reproduction or facsimile. Probably late nineteenth century. £70.00
    Walter's tithe map of Eton Parish was produced in 1843, at a scale of 1" = 2 chains. His map of Windsor Forest was issued in 1823. Henry Walter made tithe award maps of several parishes in Sussex and Oxfordshire, including Itchingfield, Bray, Crawley, Balcome.

    A further selection of BUCKINGHAMSHIRE Items on Main Site
    Back to the Top


  28. Swire (W) and Hutchings (W.F) A MAP OF THE COUNTY PALATINE OF CHESHIRE Divided into Hundreds and Parishes, From an Actual Survey Made in the Years 1828 and 1829 by W. Swire and W.F. Hutchings, London. Engraved by J. Dower, Cumming Place, Pentonville, London. Engraved map, fully hand-coloured, size 38" x 52", dissected and mounted on linen, edges bound with green silk tape (missing from edge of one section). Scale three quarters of an inch to 1 mile. Large title, large vignette view of Chester Cathedral bottom right, Explanation bottom left, compass rose. Some brownish off-setting in area of title, a few foxing spots in Irish Sea area top left. Map folding to size 10" x 6", inserted in rubbed calf slipcase in the form of a book, calf chipped and worn, pieces of calf missing from spine, leather label with title chipped at edge. Major part of the surface of the marbled paper has been torn away on one of the endpapers. Published by Henry Teesdale & Co., 302 High Holborn, July 1st 1830. £550.00

    A further selection of CHESHIRE Items on Main Site
    Back to the Top


  29. Blaeu (J) CORNVBIA A fine attractive map with contemporary hand colouring, with Latin text to verso. Engraved surface approx. 15" x 20", with wide margins. Coats of arms at top and left, fine cartouche showing fish and tin. In parchment card mount, with gold line, arranged so as to show text to verso. c1645 £420.00
    'Despite the fact that the map is copied from Speed, its appearance is markedly different, the composition being much lighter and more open in effect. The engraving is superb, the calligraphy magnificent, and the restrained use of decoration gives a clarity, which greatly facilitates map-reading without any loss of charm or beauty.' Quixley. (Frame available for anyone able to collect).

  30. Blisland, St. Breward, Temple PLANS, PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Farms and Cottages... to be Sold by Public Auction... 14th December, 1912. Folio, 12pp, wraps. 3 very large coloured folding plans. Bottom right corner of pages waterstained, marginal tear affecting wraps and all pages approx. 2" long, wraps partly split at spine, and faded, traces of having been folded. Maps are not affected by tears or stains. 1912. £30.00
    With detailed schedules. Includes Pennant, Pengelly, Trewint, Trevissick, Carbilly, Tor, Hill House Farms, Hallagenna, Cassacawn Mills.

  31. Boconnoc Estate PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Farms, Small Holdings, Dwellinghouses... in the parish of St. Stephen in Brannel.... to be Sold by Auction at the Church Rooms, Nanpean.... August 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 1947. 60pp, sm. folio, wraps, lacks the 3 folding plans from the pocket at rear. Rust spots at edges of wraps, and at bottom of some leaves at the end, bottom edge of wraps slightly ragged. 1947. £24.00
    Includes farms of Menmundy, Nanpean, Higher Henmoor, Lower Goverseth, Stennagwyns, house at 'Hard-to-come-by'. Summary on first page gives list of tenants.

  32. Constantine, Wendron PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Desirable Freehold Properties which Messrs Hocking & Johns will offer for Sale by Auction.... 30th day of July, 1902.... 6pp., folio, folded. One large folding coloured plan and one full page one. Details 24 Lots, in Wendron and Constantine and one field in Helston. 1902. £36.00
    Includes Gweek Hotel, School Building at Gweek, Gweek Wollas Wharf, Wheelwright's Shop, Tenements of Mellanoweth, Naffean Downs, parts of Crahan Bowling Green, etc.

  33. Foreign copper imports OFF-PRINT FROM A NEWSPAPER being a letter dated Truro, March 31, 1823, signed 'V'. Points out the deleterious effect on employment in Cornish mines of the proposed Warehouse Bill which permits goods, including copper and tin, to be imported and then exported free of duty. Printed in two short columns on paper 9" x 7", folds. In the bottom margin the owner has written 9 lines stating that since this date an amendment protecting watch and clock makers has been added to the Bill, and suggesting it would be appropriate to introduce a similar clause relating to copper and tin. 1823. £18.00

  34. Gunwalloe COUNTERPART OF RACK LEASE of the Tenement of Gonianey Chipy, John Rogers to William Hendy. Large vellum sheet, wax seal. 1827. £10.00

  35. Gunwalloe COUNTERPART LEASE of the tenement of Chyvarloe, Henry Lord Arundell to Edward Freeman. Large vellum sheet, printed with manuscript inserts, wax seal. 1795. £14.00
    Freeman was to serve as a Reeve, and grind corn at Carminow Mill.

  36. Gunwalloe COUNTERPART LEASE of the tenement of Toll, Lady Arundell to Edward Harris of Gunwalloe, yeoman. Large vellum sheet, printed with manuscript inserts, fine armorial wax seal. Ink very slightly faded but easily legible. 1768. £10.00

  37. Helston LETTER from J. Borlase at Helston to Revd. William Sandys at St. Minver. Two and a half pages, 4to, address label on verso, armorial wax seal, small piece torn from margin of leaf where seal broken. Helston postmark. Ink slightly faded. 1816. £14.00
    Says the counterpart of leases for properties purchased by Sandys from Sir John St. Aubyn have gone astray. He is worried about the political situation, although there have been no complaints at Sandys rents 'very different indeed has it been with many others and complaints among the farmers are dreadful indeed and unless some Legislative measure is adopted I know not what the consequences will be'.

  38. Liskeard TO THE VOTERS FOR MEMBERS TO SERVE IN PARLIAMENT for the County of Cornwall. Broadside reprinting Joseph Childs letter to the Editor of the West Briton, Liskeard 20th February, 1826, with an introductory paragraph 'as an individual publicly attacked by the organ of the ultra Tories I send you this explanation of my conduct...'. 50 lines, size 16" x 10", folded and sent through the post to E.W.W. Pendarves. Straight-line Liskeard postmark with numbers '237'. Rowes, Printers, Whimple-Street, Plymouth. 1826. £40.00
    Refers to the controversy among the Liberal party about Catholic Emancipation. 'I trust we shall never see the County of Cornwall brought to a level with the Borough of Ipswich (where a friend of his had been hooted out of town preceded by the Corporation carrying the images of saints on poles) but I sincerely believe that those who attempt to raise the foolish cry of 'No Popery' with the equally foolish hope of thereby securing the return of Sir Richard Vivyan have just as much and no more of the principles of true Religion... than the Electors of the Borough of Ipswich...' Ends with a plea for religious tolerance.

  39. Lostwithiel BILL to the Churchwarden of Lostwithiel Church from E. Ash, for tuning the church organ. Sm. 8vo, signed by E. Ash over stamp. May 3rd 1867. £5.00

  40. Lostwithiel PICTORIAL GUIDE TO LOSTWITHIEL Published by the Lostwithiel Mercantile Association. Small oblong 8vo., 52pp., numerous illusts. and adverts. Printed boards rubbed at edges, inscription on endpaper, some pages slightly dog-eared. A newspaper cutting about the town's Charter stuck over an advertisement page. c1900. £14.00

  41. Ludgvan AN AGREEMENT between John Peverell Rogers of Penrose and Matthew Trewhella of Pigmoor. 3p, folio, with coloured sketch map size 7" x 4" in text, showing the various claypits at Pigmoor. 1883. £18.00
    The agreement was to settle a dispute relating to an original Sett of 1876.

  42. Ludgvan LEASE FOR A YEAR of the tenement of West Polgrean in Ludgvan, Tobias Tilly to John Beard. Single vellum sheet, wax seal, ink faded but legible. 1772. £8.00
    Includes Parc and Low, Great East Close, etc.

  43. Mining Equipment INVOICE of G. Treglown & Son, Pool, Carn Brea. 1930. 1p., folio, printed heading and listing of 28 items sold to South Crofty in September 1930. Includes Miners Picks, Cotton Waste, Ragging Sledges etc. September 1930. £6.00

  44. North Petherwin, and Jacobstow PARISHES OF NORTH PETHERWIN, AND JACOBSTOW. Attractive Sale of Freehold Agricultural Properties. Known as Middle Whiteley Farm, Billacott Farm, and Little Clubworthy Farm, A Tenement at Maxworthy Cross, and Little Exe Farm. Messrs. J. Kittow & Son.... For Sale by Public Auction at the White Hart Hotel, Launceston, on Tuesday, the 11th day of June, 1912. 8pp, folio. 1912. £25.00

  45. Perranawartha COUNTERPART LEASE of Licence to produce Copper by filtration, Edward Browne and others to Messrs. Richd. Symons & Robert Thomas Mitchell of Feock, Miners. Grants licence for 14 years, dues 1/15th, to open water channels for 'collecting Mineral Waters issuing through the alluvial soil for producing copper by filtration... in a piece of ground by Bessowe bridge in Perranawartha'. Gives exact bounds of land. 3 folio pages, wax seal. 1859. £35.00

  46. Rae (Oliver M) FOUR POSTCARDS of Polperro. Original etched views on good quality card with uncut edges, good plate marks, each with tissue guard. Views are: The Jew's House, Couch's House, The Harbour (2). Titled and signed in plate. c1930? £10.00

  47. Sithney PLAN OF SEVERAL PLOTS OF GROUND lying contiguous to the boundary line between Bosoar... the Property of the Rev. Canon Rogers, and certain lands belonging to Sir John Y. Buller. Basic manuscript plan in ink and two colours, scale 99 ft. to an inch. Size 25" x 10", folded. Shows very thin strips of land at boundary, boundary stones, Reference Table at bottom. n.d. c1830? £18.00

  48. St. Columb Minor, Parish Church of HISTORY AND CALENDAR BLOTTER 1939-1940. 9pp., 4to, many adverts. for local firms. Calendar on last page. 1939. £8.00

  49. St. Ives and London BILL of Henry Arnold, Bookseller & Stationer, Brunswick Square, 27th Oct. 1846. 'Newspapers etc. to all parts of Great Britain Post Free..' 4to, printed heading, made out for sending The Shipping Gazette to 'News Room, St. Ives.' Folds, short repaired tear in blank area at one fold. 1846. £9.00

  50. St. Kew COUNTERPART LEASE of a part of a piece of land on Wheal Baddon Down, James Trevenen to William Williams. On vellum, 24" x 30", wax seal. Very basic plan in margin. 1849. £10.00

  51. Symons (R), Surveyor PLAN OF THE PARISH OF TOWEDNACK in the County of Cornwall Lithographed hand-coloured plan on thick paper backed with linen, size 35" x 25", scale 8 Chains to an Inch. Decorative title, compass rose, scale bar. Shows buildings, roads, fields (with numbers from Tithe Apportionment), Tin Works at Bolenow Vean, 'Three Blue Stones' on south-west parish border, cliffs and 'St. George's Channel' in the North. Different areas shaded in very pale wash of different colours with brighter shading at edges. Dissected into four sections, mounted recently on linen, silk edging tape, folding into modern cloth covered boards, printed label on front board. Printed for and Published by R. Symons, Surveyor. Truro: 1848. £250.00
    The lithographers were Frise & Marker, 3 Palace Gate, Exeter.

  52. Tehidy, Manor of LEASE of a moiety of a dwelling house and garden parcel of Penhellick Vean in Illogan, the Rt. Hon. Frances Baronness Basset to William Willoughby. Large vellum sheet, printed with ms inserts, wax seal. 1852. £14.00
    3 lives named.

  53. Truro Tin INVOICE 'Tynn Office Truro May 15th 1712. Invoice of the Contents of five Hundred and Ninety Blocks of Her Majesties Tynn Shipt on Board the Rebeccah Anthony Jenkins Master for London Consigned (for the proper Acct... of Her Most Excellent Majestie Queen Anne) unto the Honble the Warden Master and Comptroler of Her Majesties Mint in the Tower of London being Marked as per Margin Coynd Numberes & Stannary Weight follows Viz.... ' There follow 55 lines of numbers in 5 columns across the page. Folio sheet of stiff paper, 17" x 11", two long tears at central fold, repaired on verso with archival tape, a few small tears at top edge, 1 short tear in text. 1712. £120.00
    Notes that 515 blocks were coined at Truro, Christmas, and 75 at Ladyday. This was the period of the 'tin exemption'. Isaac Newton was Warden, and from 1699, Master of the Mint.

  54. Wheal Squire, St. Erth PLAN AND TWO SECTIONS of the copper mine. In a 1950's form of reproduction. Comprises plan, size 13" x 33", scale 1/2500 of the area of the mine, based on O.S. Sheets LXIX 9 & 10, showing Trenedros and Tremellin, with adits marked in red lines, shafts marked and named in ink; Section showing North, Middle, South and Doctor's Lodes, size 16" x 20"; Section showing lodes, size 12" x 21"... together with... O.S. Geological Sheet LXIX S.W, 1908, coloured to show geology, overprinted in blue to show lodes, cross-courses etc at Ennys Wheal Virgin, Guskas Mine, Lewis Mine. Wheal Squire outlined in crayon. Brownish stain along bottom margin. 4 items. 1908 and 1956. £38.00
    Presumably the plans accompanied some kind of report.

    A further selection of CORNWALL Items on Main Site
    Back to the Top


  55. Alexandra Theatre, Newton Abbot BABES IN THE WOOD Pantomime playbill. Reg Lever presents his Annual Xmas Pantomime, in 12 Scenes. See Toyland... The Dancing Skeletons... Horace the Horse. Playbill printed in three colours on card, size 12" x 8", with picture of children, rabbits, etc. 1951. £12.00

  56. Berry (W.E.), Photographer, Luppitt PHOTOGRAPH OF LUPPITT SCHOOL 1902. Photograph size 4" x 6", in grey card mount with white border. Shows pupils and teachers in front of the school, with 'Luppitt School 1902' written on a blackboard, view across the hill in the distance. 1902. £15.00

  57. Bishops Tawton MEMORANDUMS taken at Bishops Tawton Apl. 24 1793. 4 pages folio, notes taken presumably by an agent of an estate. Notes many requests for timber 'Jhn Rumbello has applied for some rough Timber for Gates on Upcott', 'Mr Seldon applied for Timber for a Barn's floor he says there are a great many trees more than a Hund. but they are not large ones. Qy. is there any large enough for a Barn's floor?' 1793. £18.00

  58. Bridestowe COBHAM WEEK manuscript plan on waxed cotton. Size 26" x 30". Folded. Scale 1/2500. Covers area from Standon to Watergate Cross. Areas outlined in three colours, presumably to indicate ownership. n.d. c1900. £12.00

  59. Cubitt Estates Ltd. NOTE signed 'W. Cubitt', ordering letter paper, foolscap, and a 'quarter hundred pens'. 3 lines, addressed from 'Kenn Wood', on slip of paper pasted to thin paper album leaf. n.d. c1860. £6.00
    William Cubitt was born in Fallapit. His company managed large building estates in London.

  60. Hamlyn (James) ARITHMETIC MANUSCRIPT Mathematics exercise book of James Hamlyn, April 1793 - February 1801. Size 12" x 8", bound in later (late nineteenth century) cloth boards. 200 pages of workings, each page full. First page very browned. Slight browning down extreme edges of leaves. Headings of different sections with large calligraphic lettering, some with decorative scrolls and flourishes. Headings include 'Reduction', 'Compound Division', 'Duodecimals or Cross Multiplication', 'Practical Improvements by the Rule of Three', 'Solid Measure', 'Ale Measure', 'Troy Weight', 'Slater's and Tiler's Work'. The problems or 'Cases' are presented following by working. At the bottom of every page he has written 'James Hamlyn His Book' followed by the date. 1793-1801. £200.00
    A fairly recent note in pencil loosely inserted says this is the arithmetic book of James Hamlyn of Buckfastleigh, Devon, 1784-1856.

  61. Hemiock PARTICULARS OF THE MANOR OF HEMIOCK, CASTLE FARM, AND OTHER LANDS, In Hemiock Aforesaid, Which Will Be Sold by Auction, By Messrs. Hussey & Son, at The Star Inn, In Hemiock, On Wednesday the 23rd June, 1869. Lot 1 comprises the Lordship and Hundred of Hemiock, with Castle Farm, and the other 5 Lots include lands at Coniger, Newlands, Fourways, with Schedules for each Lot. Folio, 5pp, folded. 1869. £24.00

  62. Ilfracombe ABSTRACT OF THREE LEASES of 1897, 1898, 1899, of a farmhouse and lands called Comyn Farm in Ilfracombe, Walter Raleigh Gilbert to George Brown of Barnstaple. 6p., folio, folded. With Schedules. 1899. £8.00

  63. Ilfracombe PHOTOGRAPH showing four-horse coach outside Colwill's office. Albumen print, size 5" x 8", mounted on chipped and frayed card. 'R.H. Blyth' printed below photo. Shows coach laden with passengers, boys and men standing by, one holding a small dog. There are large advertising posters for Lynton trips in the office window. Some slight fuzziness in the image where a horse and a man have moved, some minor fading at edge. c1895. £14.00

  64. Lake LEASE of a tenement called Lake in the village of Lake, Richard Copleston of Knightstone in Ottery St. Mary, to Robert Aplyn of Langtre, yeoman. Vellum, size 18" x 22", seal on tag. 1705. £28.00
    Lists two 'lives'. The heriot was a best beast.

  65. Landkey and Swymbridge COPY CONTRACT for the purchase of the Tythes of Swymbridge and Landkey, between William Berry of Shilston in Bishops Tawton to James Nott of Torr Down. 3p, sm. folio. 1797, copy, slightly later. £12.00

  66. Lundy Island ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXVIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size approx. 25" x 37". Island coloured pink. Some neatly repaired edge tears, one just reaching into scale bar. Shows Hen and Chickens, North West Bank, The White Horses. J. Whatman watermark 1858. £75.00
    A scarce sheet.

  67. Lydford PHOTOGRAPH of laying the foundation stone of Nicholls Hall, Lydford. Photograph size 6" x 8", showing Mrs Nicholls in front of the stone which is being held in place with chains, brandishing a trowel. 1929. £6.00

  68. Lympstone AN ACT for making and maintaining a Turnpike Road from Burnt House in the Parish of Lympstone.... to Exmouth.... 7pp, disbound, including schedule. 1832. £16.00

  69. Marsh Land, Seaton TO BE LET by Auction at the Pole Arms Inn, Seaton, on Wednesday the 24th March, 1850.... the Following Parcels of the Celebrated Seaton Marshes.... each Lot containing about 3 acres and Fenced with a substantial Iron Fence.... Lists 16 Lots. Size 13" x 8", traces of folds, some slight browning in margin at two folds, MS notes of bidding on 4 lots on verso. Gliddon, Printer, Watchet, 1850. £28.00

  70. Plymouth Land AN ACT to enable His Majesty to grant certain Parcels of Land, situate between Great Prince Rock and the Village of Crab Tree, called Tothill Bay, and Lipson Bay... to certain Persons therein named, for the Purpose of embanking and Preserving the same from the sea. 27pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1802. £14.00


  71. Plymouth, Kingsbridge FOUR ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Uniform editions, on thick paper, corresponding to Margary State 1. All with 180(?) (the last digit is indistinct in each case but it could be a '1') watermarks, two also with the word 'Smith'. Scale 1" to 1 mile, engraved surface size 23" x 34", plus wide margins. Vertical central fold. Comprises: SHEET XXIV (Looe to Prawle Point), half inch tear in sea area repaired on verso with archival tape. Two tears in top margin, repaired, and one small tear just touching engraved surface. Small v-shaped piece torn from top margin. Margin at bottom and left. SHEET XXIII. (Start Point, Berry Head). Some small marginal tears at top edge, 1" tear in bottom margin, repaired on verso. SHEET XXII. (Torbay, Exeter, Lyme Regis). Border at right edge. Piece torn from left margin, approx. 13" x 1", just touching plate mark, not effecting engraved surface. SHEET XXI (Axminster, Tiverton, Dulverton). Border on right. Also covers part of Somerset and part of Dorset. Pub. 11th Oct. 1809 by Lt. Col. Mudge, Tower. £300.00
    Corresponds to Margary State 1. The 'Second Part of the General Survey... containing the whole of Devon...' comprised eight sheets.

  72. Reynolds (Charles), Pub. THE ALBUM OF PLYMOUTH AND DEVONPORT VIEWS 16 photolitho views on extending strip, some two or four to a page, some double-page, folding into red boards, size 8" x 6", faded gilt title and decoration on front board, cloth spine. Some marks on back board. c1900. £18.00

  73. Salcombe AN ACT to confirm an Order made by the Board of Trade under the Sea Fisheries Act, relating to Salcombe. 3pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1872. £12.00

  74. Seaton PHOTOGRAPH of the celebrations for the coronation of Edward VII. Fine large crisp view, size 7 x 9", showing crowds in front of the George Inn and part of Fore Street, 'Cycles for Hire' shop on right, a carriage with two horses approaching down Fore Street, decorations on tall pole, flags and bunting over the street. 1902. £16.00
    Most of the men are wearing buttonholes.

  75. Spreat (W) BISHOP'S NYMPTON CHURCH. Drawn from Nature and on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8", on India paper, large margins. Printed by C. Hulmandel. c1842. £18.00
    With a child next to a man talking to a woman in the right foreground who is carrying a bundle of sticks on her head. There are two other figures closer to the church.

  76. Spreat (W) DARTINGTON CHURCH. Drawn from Nature and on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8", on India paper, large margins. Printed by C. Hulmandel. c1842. £20.00

  77. Tavistock NOTES ON THE CHURCH OF SAINT EUSTACHIUS TAVISTOCK Part I. 28pp., A4, stapled. Printed on one side only. n.d. 1970's? £6.00

  78. Teignmouth AN ACT for the Maintenance and Regulation of the Harbour of Teignmouth and the Navigation of the River Teign.... 36pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1853. £14.00

  79. Temple (Dr), Bishop of Exeter LETTER on headed paper with address 'The Palace, Exeter'. 5 lines on 2 sides small 8vo., saying he will not be able to accept the invitation to the Conference and tea of the United Kingdom Alliance. Signed 'F. Exon.' 16th January 1872. £7.00
    Dr. Temple later became Archbishop of Canterbury.

  80. Yonge (Henry) INVITATION to dinner, to an unknown correspondent, signed Henry Yonge. Letter beginning 'Sir', no address, just date 'Mon. noon'. n.d. c1800. £10.00
    Says the Rolles of Winscot are dining with them on Wednesday and he would like them to come too.

    A further selection of DEVON Items on Main Site
    Back to the Top


  81. Beale's Fancy Fair, Publisher PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF BOURNEMOUTH AND NEIGHBOURHOOD Sm. 4to, 42 photolitho views on extending strip (some full page, some 2, 4 or 6 to a page). Gilt title on front board. Map on back endpaper, lacks the back free endpaper with half the map. c1900. £16.00
    Includes two good views of Beale's shop.

  82. Bryanston WILL of William Straight of Bryanston, Gent. 2p., small folio, conjoint leaf had been used as address panel by Robert Gapper to send the will to John Long at Whalley, near Frome, with small round stamp with letters 'AP'. Conjoint leaf torn right across, splits down main fold, paper creased. 1724. £17.00
    Extracted copy with Probate details in Latin. Refers to his Manor of Compton in Wiltshire, messuage in Stourpaine.

  83. Melcombe Regis WILL of Mary Petty. Attested copy on 7p sm. folio. 1858. £9.00
    Details her bequests of 'purple & gold Dresden china' etc.

  84. Portland MAP printed on paper from a manuscript ink map. Size 74" x 35", backed with linen. Scale 1" = 4 chains, 1" = 500ft. Shows the peninsula with thick black shading around the coast. Two small lighthouses drawn in, compass rose, scale bars in chains and feet. No title except 'Portland' in large letters at top. Names various 'Opes', shows church, station, Rufus Castle, Pennsylvania Castle, field outlines, and the fields which are divided into many minute strips of land. Each field numbered. A few of the small strips have been outlined in red ink. n.d. 1920's? £75.00
    The strips are ancient Saxon field systems.

  85. Sturminster Newton STURMINSTER FRIENDLY SOCIETY H. Legg in account with the Sturminster Friendly Society. Printed sheet, 4to, folds, showing debit and credit account, present funds etc., and 'Payments to members', listing sums paid to 18 named members. Low, Printer, Wimborne. 1854. £15.00

  86. Sturminster Newton ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT between Thomas Buffett of Winterbourne Whitchurch, Cooper, and Thomas Young of Sturminster Newton, Clothier, regarding a lease of a tenement of 18 acres in part of Sturminster called Bagber near Two Fords Bridge, called Peaslease. 29 lines in a fine hand, on paper size 15" x 12", signed by Buffett and three witnesses, with small wax seal. 1705. £30.00
    Buffett had acquired the authority 'to sell and dispose of the inheritance' from Edward Cook of Highnam in Cloucestershire.

  87. Weymouth HAWKES FREEMAN LIMITED Bridge Cash Stores, Weymouth. Leaflet advertising 5 types of Frister & Rossmann's sewing machines, 4pp., 8vo, 5 good large illustrations. Gives prices... together with... very small leaflet of the same Weymouth stores advertising the 'Kent' rotary knife cleaner, 4pp., illustration. n.d. c1910. £14.00

  88. Weymouth RECORD OF PAYMENT for 'Harwich Light'. Single folio sheet titled on verso 'Weymouth Harwich Light for Ladyday Quarter 1809', manuscript listing 4 quarterly payments for 1809, on verso ruled columns giving breakdown of Ladyday payment, single line, signed J.H. Browne. 1809. £12.00

    A further selection of DORSET Items on Main Site
    Back to the Top


  89. Bocking and Stisted COPY OF MR SRJT. SHEPHERD'S OPINION as Copyholds of the manors of Bocking and Stysted. 3p., folio, folded. 1810. £15.00
    Refers to Lord Harewood, his wife Elizabeth Lascelles, Sir William Milner.

  90. Purleigh, Althorne, Bridgemarsh Island ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LXII. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo paper wraps. A few small fields shaded. Second Edition 1897. £18.00

  91. Southend ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 258. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19", plus margins. Hydrographic Dept. stamp in margin. Railways inserted to March 1911. £22.00

  92. Stisted OFFICE COPY WILL AND CODICIL of James Allison, of Sisted, husbandman. 2p., folio. Leaves his wife the use of his house, to his son-in-law his business as beerseller, to his son 'my clock and also the bed whereon I sleep and its furniture'. Will of 1846, copy c.1868. £14.00

    A further selection of ESSEX Items on Main Site
    Back to the Top


  93. Almondsbury LEASE FOR A YEAR of Callicaft Farm, Richard Llewellin and others to the Trustees under the Will of Sir Henry Cann Lippincott. Large vellum sheets, including Schedule, with field names and acreage. Wax seal. 1838. £17.00

  94. Bacon's LARGE SCALE PLAN OF CHELTENHAM Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 20" x 26", linen-backed, folding into small 8vo boards with gilt title, Street Index at front. Coloured in wards, wood and parkland coloured. White tape around edges reaching to neat line. Someone has indicated certain buildings with red, blue or yellow spots in watercolour. c1890. £38.00

  95. Cirencester LETTER from B. Bathurst on headed notepaper of Thessaly Lodge, Stratton, to an unnamed lady correspondent, in reply to a letter about the registration of nurses 'I must see the Bill.... before I say that I will support it.... I should be pleased to support a Bill which would have any good effect for the care of the sick....' 2p, sm. 8vo. Jan. 16th, 1904. £8.00

  96. Cirencester to Saint John's Bridge Road AN ACT to continue the Term, and amend and enlarge the Powers of several Acts passed for repairing the Road from Cirencester to Saint John's Bridge... 14pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1815. £10.00

  97. Coleford LEASE FOR A YEAR of a tenement at Poolway in Coleford, with various pieces of land, including Oak Piece, Pool Field, Tuf Torne, John Howells of Dixton Hadnock in Monmouth and James Howell of Llangarren in Herefordshire, to James Yarworth of Monmouth. Vellum, size 18" x 25", two wax seals. 1815. £18.00

  98. Elberton AGREEMENT for a Farm at Elberton called Elberton Farm for 4 years, Henry Cann Lippincott to Francis and John Watts. Manuscript on two pages each 22" x 15", three wax seals. On verso of second page is Schedule listing 42 fields etc., with acreages. Browning along top and bottom of folds (not affecting legibility), split at one fold repaired neatly with archival tape. 1812. £16.00

  99. Frampton upon Severn WILL of John Hieron of Frampton, 1776. 2p, folio, attested copy taken in 1787. Leaves his estate at Frampton 'lately purchased of Thomas Loveday of Painswick' to his three sons. 1787. £18.00
    Also refers to 'one acre of land in the Nassfield'.

  100. Poor AN ACT for repealing part, and making more effectual... an Act of Parliament... Intituled, An Act for the Incorporating certain Persons for the better providing for, and setting at work, the Poor in the City of Gloucester. 17pp, disbound, black letter, plus cover leaf, attractive floral initial. 1727. £14.00

  101. Westgate Bridge AN ACT for taking down and re-building the Bridge across the River Severn at Gloucester, called the Westgate Bridge, and for opening convenient Avenues thereto.... 26pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1806. £16.00

    A further selection of GLOUCESTERSHIRE Items on Main Site
    Back to the Top

    Hampshire and Isle of Wight

  102. Broughton PARTICULARS of the very attractive residential property known as 'Broughton House'... comprising an Old Queen Anne House of Medium Size... entrance lodge and two cottages... lovely old gardens, intersected by Stream in all nearly 26 Acres... 'Clifton Cottage' and a pair of quaint old thatched cottages... for sale by Auction... 21st July, 1925... 12pp., small folio, folding plan at rear. 3 tipped-in photographs, and one on front wrap. Traces of vertical fold, wraps dust-stained. 1925. £12.00

  103. Gosport LEASE FOR A YEAR of a dwelling house with garden on the south side of the High Street in Gosport, lately occupied by Thomas Biddlecombe, John and Benjamin Goodeve, Brewers, to William Notley and John McCandlish. Vellum, size 19" x 21", 4 wax seals. 1819. £14.00

  104. Monk Sherborne Wood, Pamber End, & Bramley Frith, near Basingstoke A CATALOGUE OF ABOUT 80 ACRES OF FINE UNDERWOOD To be Sold by Auction by Messrs T. Mallam and Son, At the College Arms Inn, Pamber, on Wednesday, the 5th of November, 1856.... Poster, size 17" x 13", slightly off-set. H. Cooke & Co., Printers, Oxford, 1856. £18.00
    Includes a list of the items in the sale.

  105. Ryde Isle of Wight AUCTION POSTER. Messrs. Wallis, Riddett & Co. Sale by Auction at the Town Hall Chambers... Furniture and other effects.... Three Handsome Inlaid Cabinets.... An Upright Grand Pianoforte by Hummel and a Cottage Piano by Moore... Size 35" x 22", a few very small edge tears... together with a similar poster for another furniture sale there a few months later, listing Pedestal Writing Table, Buhl and Ormulu cabinet, etc. Some wear to right edge at top. 2 items. 1914. £18.00

  106. Southampton LETTER on notepaper with good engraved heading of Hine Brothers, Merchants, with address and the company's symbol of stag, surrounded by scrolls etc with name of company and products. 1p, 8vo, blank conjoint leaf. Henry Hine writes to his brother John about a claim for delapidations. 1885. £6.00

    A further selection of HAMPSHIRE Items on Main Site
    Back to the Top


  107. 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. A few small chips at edges. 1906. £8.00

    A further selection of KENT Items on Main Site
    Back to the Top


  108. Accrington (Manor of) SURRENDER of a messuage, barn and other buildings, and various named closes of land in Oakenheadwood within the Forest of Rossendale to Mary Brandwood of Haslingden, Widow. At the Halmot Court of Henry Duke of Buccleuch. Vellum, size 20" x 24", signed by Steward, two blue paper tax stamps. 1806. £16.00
    Mentions Robert Kay, late of Bury, Shuttlemaker, and Richard Ramsbottom late of Quarlton, yeoman, both deceased.

  109. Bickford, Smith & Co., LETTER on headed paper of company to F. Beddoes at Ironbrige, re. order of tape fuse. Attached is a letter from the Highley Colliery, Bridgnorth, saying they have returned some fuse to Bickford Smith. Folds, stab hole. 1909. £5.00

  110. Clitheroe Junction Railway CAPITAL £150,000 IN 6,000 SHARES of £25 each. Prospectus setting out advantages of proposed Railway, and listing Provisional Committee, with small form for share application at foot of page. 2pp., folio, blank adjoining leaf. 1845. £40.00
    'This Railway is projected for the purpose of connecting the Borough of Clitheroe, and the surrounding district, containing a population of 25,000 inhabitants, taking the Union of Clitheroe alone, with the great system of Railways completed and projected in Lancashire....'

  111. Emmnott (Alfred), Liberal M.P. LETTER to Col. Montgomery, dated Spring Bank, Oldham, 17th Jan. '06. 1p., sm. 8vo, plus blank conjoint leaf. Thanks him for his congratulations and says he hopes 'we have killed the Chamberlain quackery'. 1906. £14.00
    Emnott was M.P. for Oldham, and Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons.

  112. Hennett (G) A MAP OF THE COUNTY PALATINE OF LANCASTER, Divided into Hundreds and Parishes, From an Accurate Survey Made in the Years 1828 and 1829 by G. Hennet. Large engraved map, dissected and mounted on linen, scale three-quarters of an inch to one mile, fully hand-coloured in hundreds, with deeper shading at boundaries, park-land, railway lines hand-coloured. Large calligraphic title, fine engraved inset view of the New Custom House, Liverpool. Numbers under towns show distance from London, those along the roads the distances from town to town. Overall engraved surface approx. 63" x 43", plus margins, on single sheet, dissected and mounted on linen, folding to roy 8vo, folding into marbled endpapers, silk edging. Inserted in calf slipcase in the form of a book, blindstamped border on sides, label with gilt title on spine, label slightly chipped. Calf rubbed at edges. London: Published by Henry Teesdale and Co., 302 Holborn, May 1, 1830. £400.00

  113. Mercer (John), Surveyor PLAN OF THE MOUNTAIN MINE at the Shaley Brow The Property of Sir John Gerard, Bart., and Working By Mr William Stock. John Mercer, Surveyor, St. Helens, 1847. Finely drawn manuscript plan in ink and 2 colours, on cartridge paper backed with linen, size 24" x 36" plus margins, rolled. Very fine large calligraphic title with each line in a different style of lettering, ornate floral compass rose, decorative scale bar (Scale 1" = 20 yds.). Shows workings in six different colours, roads, streams, buildings, shafts, etc. There is no key. Some light dusting overall, and minor short horizontal creases in paper at left edge. 1847. £120.00

  114. Worsley POSTCARD Under Ground Canal, Worsley. Coloured card, titled as above in white. Grosvenor Series, Manchester. £4.00

    A further selection of LANCASHIRE Items on Main Site
    Back to the Top


  115. Fleckney DEED OF BARGAIN AND SALE of a part of messuage, cottage and lands in Fleckney, Sir Alexander Cave of Baggrave and others to John Halford of Kibworth Beauchamp and Thomas Andrew of Wistow. Vellum size 24" x 29", with a smaller sheet 10" x 24", signed by four parties, only one of the tags still has a wax seal, chipped. Some light waterstaining down part of central fold, not affecting legibility. Large calligraphic initial letter with date inside it. Witnessed on verso. 1627. £45.00
    The lands involved were three acres of arable, three poles of meadow, one cow pasture and ten sheep's commons.

  116. Leicester, Melbourne MAP OF RESERVOIRS Map printed in black and 2 colours, showing reservoirs in blue, with names of 'service reservoirs' in buff. Size 22" x 32". Covers Thorpe Langton, Cadeby, Kegworth. Shows railways, stations, roads, villages, rivers, streets in Leicester. c1900. £18.00

    A further selection of LEICESTERSHIRE Items on Main Site
    Back to the Top


  117. Bradwell, Blundeston, Toft Monks PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of valuable arable land and marshes containing 32 Acres... Which will be Sold by Auction... 8th Sept. 1875. 3pp. 4to, plus 4pp. conditions of sale. 1875. £14.00
    Includes portions of the Third Mallow Marsh.

  118. Brigg PARTICULARS of Parts of the Elwes Estates in Bigby and Roxby... 9p., folio, glossy wraps, basic plans. 1962... with... The Particularly Charming Detached Residence Nicolgate, Wrawby Road... 6pp., 4to, 2 photos, plan. 1966. 1950-1966. £13.00

  119. Gayton-le-Marsh PARTICULARS AND PLANS of Freehold Estates situate at Gayton-le-Marsh, Ludney, Saltfleetby St. Peter's, Conisholme and North Somercotes... comprising an Excellent Messuage or Farm-House... several Cottages... 424 Acres.... Which will be sold by auction... 16th December next.... 3p., folio, folded with docket title, 2 folding plans. Some tears in last leaf. 1863. £20.00

  120. North Kelsey PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF VALUABLE AND DESIRABLE Freehold & Tithe Free Estates Situate at NORTH KELSEY.... Late the property of Sir John Nelthorpe.... Farm Houses, Cottages, Farms and Lands consisting in the whole 1,205a 2r. 38p. Which will be offered for Sale by Auction by Mr. C.J. Calthrop at the Corn Exchange, in Brigg,... On Thursday, the 12th September, 1867. Large coloured folding plan, 13pp, folio, folded, docket title. outer leaf slightly dusty. W.T. Tubby, Gray's Inn, 1867. £35.00

  121. Sedgebrook PROBATE OF THE WILL of Richard Hollingworth of Sedgebrook, yeoman. On paper, size 12" x 12", with printed administration certificate (in English) attached, manuscript inserts, large papered seal on tag. 1733. £22.00
    Leaves his brother his land in East and West Allington, an annuity, two dairy cows and all his malt to his sister, twenty shillings to the poor of Sedgebrook, etc.

    A further selection of LINCOLNSHIRE Items on Main Site
    Back to the Top


  122. Berkeley Square CATALOGUE of Well-Made Furniture and Effects... at Berkeley Cottage... for Sale by Auction 24th March 1949. 10pp., large 8vo... together with... A CATALOGUE OF FURNITURE removed from private residences, which will be sold by auction by Messrs. Hallett, Fox & White, September 4th, 1930. 15pp., 8vo. 2 items. 1930 and 1949. £10.00

  123. Clerkenwell PRICE LIST W.C. Tanner & Son, Manufacturers of Self-Acting Door Slides, Rubber Tubing, Draught Excluders... 8pp, 4to, illustrations. The prices have been scribbled through, with a note on title 'For illustrations only'. Some creasing, and a few small marginal tears. 1936-7. £8.00

  124. Contencin family ATTESTED COPY ASSIGNMENT of reversionary interest in Bank Annuities, Mr James Cotencin, Tailor, of Duke Street, St. James, to Joseph Smith of Regent Street, Mercer. 3p., folio, tied at corner with tape. Refers to the will of Mary Cotencin late of Camberwell, of 1804. Smith agrees to accept a share of the annuities in payment of goods sold to Cotencin. 1826. £12.00

  125. Knight (Charles) EASTERN LONDON Lithographed plan. Size 10" x 14", trace of central fold, and two other vertical folds. Some slight browning down central fold. London. Charles Knight 90 Fleet Street. (1878). £45.00
    Covers Victoria Park, West India Dock, Blackfriars Bridge. From the book on London by Charles Knight. One of three maps from this publication, the others being 'The Environs of London', and 'Western London'.

  126. Minories PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of Two Valuable Leasehold Dwelling Houses with Shops... Nos. 97 and 100 on the West and Most Eligible Side of the Minories... which will be sold by auction.... 8th June, 1852.... 3pp., folio, folds. 1852. £14.00

  127. Picture Lottery AN ACT for extending the Time limited for determining a Lottery, established under the Authority of an Act.... intituled, An Act for enabling Thomas Macklin to dispose of his Collection of Modern Paintings, as now exhibited at his Gallery in Fleet Street, by way of Chance. 3pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1798. £10.00

  128. Saint Pancras THE KING'S CORONATION Borough Festivities and Celebration. Printed letter from the Town Clerk to the Vice-President of the movement organising a Festival for the Children of the Borough. Sm. folio, May 1903, and a printed letter about a meeting to organise the King's Dinner to the Poor, 1902, together with notices for District Committee meetings for Wards 3,4,5, re. Coronation of King and Queen, May, 1911, , and a printed letter, creased and with edge tears, about organising help for 'the Relief of Distress in St. Pancras through Unemployment', Nov. 1920. 1902-20. £15.00

  129. Walworth PROBATE of the will of James Beresford of 61 Thurlow Street Walworth. Vellum sheet size 14" x 17", in manuscript, smaller certificate of administration attached, printed with manuscript inserts. Large papered seal, 3" diameter, of the Court of Probate. 1873. £12.00
    Leaves his gold watch and chain to his friend Benjamin Miller, of the same address, and the rest of his property to be divided between Miller and Anne Surguy.

    A further selection of LONDON Items on Main Site
    Back to the Top


  130. Brockweir PHOTOGRAPH showing the village from across the river. Sepia photograph size 4" x 6", pasted to thick card, card chipped at edges. Shows several wooden boats at the bank, hill in distance. Photograph rather faded. c1890. £7.00
    Number 9522b in pencil on verso. 'Brockway Village & Ferry' written in ink on verso.

  131. Monmouth WILL of Mary Jones of Monmouth, Widow. 2p, folded. Signed by Mary Jones and 3 witnesses, with wax seal. 1801. £22.00
    Bequeathes her lands at Lydney, her house in Monmouth, farm at Luckington in Wiltshire, and large sums of money, to various relatives.

  132. Skenfrith SCHEDULE OF TITLE DEEDS relating to a freehold estate called Birch Hill in the parish of Skenfrith the property of William Fortune Powell, in mortgage to Chandos Hoskyns. 3p., folio, neatly written manuscript detailing deeds from 1763 - 1840. Signed by solicitors saying they have received the deeds from Hoskyns. 1844. £14.00

  133. Tintern PHOTOGRAPHS Three views of Tintern Abbey, each 6" x 8", mounted on album leaves. Two views are taken from the interior, one showing two ladies with parasol in the foreground sitting on a stone, one a fine view of the exterior with stone wall, cedar tree in foreground. On verso of one sheet is a large view of Chepstow castle from the river, and on the other two views of Malvern, The Wych, and The Wind Point. c1880. £22.00

    A further selection of MONMOUTHSHIRE Items on Main Site
    Back to the Top


  134. Swaffham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Residential and Business Properties comprising the Valuable and Convenient Dwelling House known as "Westgate", 7 substantially-built 5 roomed Cottages.... Which W.S. Hall & Palmer have received instructions... to Sell by Auction, at the "George" Hotel, Swaffham, on Monday, September 7th, 1931. Folio, 4pp, coloured folding map in pocket, wraps, 'Memorandum', completed. 1931. £20.00

  135. Wickmere LABOUR AND SMALL PAYMENTS ACCOUNT on Mr Sharpin's Farm at Wickmere. 4to exercise book, stiff wraps, titled as above, with accounts of payments to various people, May 1889 to March 1890. 25 pages. Lists people paid for mostly unspecified labour by the week, occasional payment for lambs etc. 1889-90. £20.00

  136. Wymondham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Messuage and land at Spooner Row... for Sale by Auction.... 12th February, 1864. 3pp., small folio, folded with docket title. 1864. £10.00

    A further selection of NORFOLK Items on Main Site
    Back to the Top


  137. Brackley ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITION OF SALE of the Freehold... Estate known as Evenley Hall Estate comprising The Charming XVIIIth Century Mansion distinguished as Evenley Hall... Three First-Class Farms... The Old-World Village of Evenley including 54 Cottages, The Village Green, Schoolhouse, School, Timbered Woodlands and Plantations... the Village Water Supply... about 1,080 Acres... for sale by Auction... July 26th, 1938. 40pp., small folio, printed wraps. Describes 94 Lots. 20 photographic views on 7 plates, 2 large coloured folding plans in pocket at rear. 1938. £46.00

  138. Brigstock, Wadenhoe, Geddington, Corby TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Scale 6" to one mile. Each size 36" x 39". Sheet XVIII N.E. and sheets to south and west, and Sheet XVII N.E. and sheets to south and west. Dissected and linen-backed, grey endpapers with Stanford labels, inserted in cloth-covered 8vo slipcase. Second Edition 1901. £38.00
    Shows good detail of Boughton House, Rushton Hall, Glendon Hall etc.

    A further selection of NORTHAMPTONSHIRE Items on Main Site
    Back to the Top


  139. County administration NOTEBOOK OF CLERK OF THE PEACE for Northumberland, 1823 - 1825. 'My appointment dated 7 August 1823...'. Notebook size 6" x 4", plain wraps with manuscript title 'Clerk of the Peace's Min. Book'. 36 pages of rough notes, including notes on what he has to do that day, e.g. 'to peruse conveyances to County for Houses of Correction as precedents for Lock up Houses', 'oaths to be taken at 12', 'a contract will have to be done for Plumber Work New Gaol', lists of magistrates etc., sentences imposed 'John Nichol, assault upon a Constable Fine 6/8d pd by him in Crt.' The entries are rough and abbreviated but give a good picture of the day to day duties of this office... together with... SMALL ARCHIVE OF CORRESPONDENCE relating to Robert Thorp's period as Clerk of the Peace for the County. Includes: Two letters from J. Clutterbuck at Warkworth complaining of his health and saying he wants to relinquish the office of J.P., and will arrange disposal of the Acts of Parliament 'to some more beneficial purpose'. Each 1p., 4to, 1830; letter from Thomas Clennell, Harbottle Castle, about fixing the Quarter Sessions at Morpeth, and his gout. 1p., 4to, 1830; letter from Thos. Turnbull about two people who want to be Commissioners 'Mr Young the Shipbuilder... I understand the former who lives in North Shields has one Qualification, viz. that he is very wealthy.' 1p., 4to, 1836; circular letter, signed by H. Hobhouse, Under Secretary of State, about preparing Returns on salaries, asylums etc. 1824, together with letter from T. Turnbull in Newcaste about how to carry this out; Draft letter to the Duke of Northumberland about Act for regulating houses of Correction; 2 letters from T. Turnbull about granting of lease by Earl of Tankerville to build a lock up house at Wooler, and meeting the County architect. 4p., 4to, 1824... together with 20 other pieces - letters, copy letters etc. 1823-1836. £150.00

  140. Hartburn A TERRIER OF ALL THE HOUSES, GLEBES, LANDS, MEADOWS portions of tythes... belonging to the Vicarage of Hartburn.... 1662. Extracted from the Registry of the Consistory Court of Durham... Manuscript on 4p., 4to, closely written, setting out in detail the extent of lands, and the exact tithes to be paid - for a pig, goose, hen, 'a cask of bees' etc., - and charges for weddings, funerals etc. 'half a quarter of linnen cloth or eight pence instead thereof for a church ale'. Signed as extracted by the Proctor. n.d. Extracted late 18th century. £24.00
    Gives detailed description of property 'half an acre of ground joined to the East End of the Mansion House, having in them about 30 friut trees... a row of nine plain Trees standing within the North wall, and a Row of 17 Ash Trees...'

  141. Newcastle GEOGRAPHIA PLAN OF NEWCASTLE AND GATESHEAD Scle 5" to 1 mile. Linen-backed, card wraps... together with... Reid's Plan of Newcastle. Scale 4" to 1 mile. 8vo. wraps. n.d. c1950. £8.00

    A further selection of NORTHUMBERLAND Items on Main Site
    Back to the Top


  142. Jackson (Fredk.), Civil Engineer TO THE RIGHT WORSHIPFUL THE MAYOR Aldermen and Common Council of Nottingham This Plan of the Town and County of the Town of Nottingham And the several Extra Parochial Places within the Liberties of the Castle, Together with parts of the Parishes of Sneinton, Radford, Wilford and Lenton... From Surveys made between the Years 1851 & 1866 Dedicated by their most Obedient Servant Fredk. Jackson. Lithographed plan, size 25" x 19", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo boards, with gilt title. Cloth on front board faded, with a few light splash marks, spine slightly frayed at edges in parts. Scale approx. six and three quarter inches to 1 mile. Compass rose, scale bars in feet, yds. and chains, border marked out in scale of yards. Shows buildings named roads, garden plots, parkland, woodland, parks, workhouse, cricket grounds with grandstands, barracks, cemeteries, River Trent, Canal, etc. Light horizontal crease along the four bottom sections. 1866. £135.00

  143. Nottingham SCHOOL BOARD ELECTION Broxtowe Ward, Polling District No. 1. If You Desire the Return of the Liberal Eight Please Plump for Mr. Thos. Hardy. Handbill, 4to, printed on yellow paper, giving details of time and place of Poll, exhorting voters to chose the Liberal candidate. On verso are tabled names of 21 candidates, with Hardy's in large type, and an illustration of a large hand writing the number 15 by it. 1892. £16.00

    A further selection of NOTTINGHAMSHIRE Items on Main Site
    Back to the Top


  144. Raine (Rd.) PLAN OF AN ESTATE AT SYDENHAM AND CHINNOR in the County of Oxford, The Property of Henry Burrows Esq., by Richd. Raine 1828. Manuscript plan in ink and wash colour on vellum, size 25" x 22", plus margins. Scale 5" = 6 chains. Title in a variety of decorative lettering styles, with flourishes, compass rose, scale bar. Shows buildings (some in pink some in grey), roads, 'Chinnor Footway', parish boundary, hedges drawn along boundaries of fields and of roads, orchards and gardens, coppice areas. Pasture areas shaded green, arable in buff lines. 'Sydenham Village' marked in bold Gothic lettering, with small drawing of Church in elevation. Adjoining owners named. Reference Table bottom left, with numbers on plan (1-32), with Description of Premises, State, Quantities. Extends from the road from Thame to Chinnor top right, to the road from Tetsworth to the Church on the left. An interesting feature of this map is the many narrow strips of land in 'Sturt Furlong'. 1828. £300.00
    A very finely drawn and lettered plan. Richard Raine (1799-1848) is listed in Eden's Dictionary of Land Surveyors as 'of Doughty St., London and Woodstock, Oxfordshire.' The Burrows family were originally woollen drapers from Thame.

    A further selection of OXFORDSHIRE Items on Main Site
    Back to the Top


  145. Bath GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Ordnance Survey Map, 3rd Edition, Sheet 265. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 22" x 28". Colour-printed map, sections along bottom and in right margin, key., scale 1" to 1 mile, area between borders 13" x 19". A few dusty marks in margin, booksellers stamp near title. Reprinted 1970. £12.00
    Shows area between Bremhill and Mildenhall.

  146. Bath Pictorial & Bath Chronicle HISTORIC MAP OF BATH Prepared by T. Sturge Cotterell Map printed in three colours, with detailed key to 96 famous people associated with the city, key to public buildings with historical notes. Size 22" x 18", backed with thin linen, paper slightly darkened, a few small foxing spots. Three pin holes in top margin. c1900. £22.00

  147. Bath PROBATE OF THE WILL of William Jones Lye, Rear Admiral of the Royal Navy, of Sion House, bath. 7p., large folio, folded. Leaves property at New Romney, Newchurch etc., shares in Bath Gas Company, bequest to Missionary charities. Refers to his marriage settlement of 1817 with Eliza Cobb, which is copies at the end. 1846. £14.00

  148. Bath, Chippenham, Bradford on Avon FOUR POSTERS of Coward, James & Co., each offering different properties for sale by auction. Posters printed in red and brown, size 32" x 21". Sales were at the Oak Room, Fortts' Restaurant. July 1973. £18.00
    Properties were: Cedar Bungalow, Camden; Coniston, Newbridge Road; Cottage at Huntingdon St., Bradford; Homestead Farmhouse, Mountain Bower, Chippenham.

  149. Bonnor (T), drawn and engraved by BAILBROOKE LODGE. The Seat of Denham Skeet. Copper-plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 7" x 10", plus margins. 1791. £18.00
    From Collinson's History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset.

  150. Bonnor (T), drawn and engraved by SHAPWICK. The Seat of George Templer Esq. Copper-plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 7" x 10", plus margins. 1791. £20.00
    From Collinson's History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset.

  151. Bridgwater Bay ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XX. Size approx. 24" x 35", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to large 8vo. Edges bound with tape. Some light brownish spotting due to damp in Channel area, and bottom margin, and around Somerset levels. Some small areas at Brent Knoll, Pawlton, and Bridgwater hand coloured to show lias and red marl and sandstone, with key in margin. Pub. 11th Oct., 1809, later c1830. £35.00
    Covers Porlock, North Petherton, Weston-super-Mare, part of South Wales coast.

  152. Cheddar GOUGH'S CAVES Cheddar, Somerset. Booklet of 16 sepia views, size 9" x 6", printed wraps, views titled in plate in white. 2pp. of text. Loosely inserted are 3 postcards of the caves. Small piece torn from corner of back wrap. n.d. late 1930's. £24.00

  153. Chilton NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Commissioners named and appointed in and by an Act of Parliament entitled 'An Act for dividing and Allotting the Open and Commonable Pastures... within the Hamlet of Chilton in the parish of Moorlinch' will hold their third Meeting.... at the Bull Inn... 12 lines on one side of 4to sheet, signed Thos. Mullins. 27th July 1798. £10.00

  154. Chipstable AN ACT for Inclosing Lands in the Parish of Chipstable... 26pp. Disbound, Act of Parliament. 1834. £15.00

  155. Cruchley's RAILWAY AND TELEGRAPHIC COUNTY MAP of Somerset. Showing all the Railways and Names of Stations Also the Telegraph Lines & Stations, Improved from the Ordnance Surveys. Folding hand-coloured map, size 19" x 22". Sm. 8vo orange wraps. On the back wrap is an advert. for Cruchley's Terrestial and Celestial Globes, with prices, and illustrations of three globes. Cruchley, Map Publisher and Globe Manufacturer. n.d. c1875. £46.00

  156. Evercreech AN ACT for authorizing and enabling Sales to be made of Estates, respectively situate in the Parishes of Evercreech, East Pennard, and in Bruton... devised by the Will of Thomas Sampson Esquire, deceased.... 34pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1845. £15.00
    With 3p Schedule of properties in Bruton, Evercreech and North Brewham, giving Tenant, Description, acreage, Rental.

  157. Frome Boundaries REPORT ON THE TOWN OF FROME; With a Description of the Proposed Boundary. 3pp, with a folding Plan by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline. Scale approx. 3" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1831. £24.00

  158. Frome GRANT AND CONVEYANCE of the life interest of John Little in premises at Keyford in Frome, and assignment of the life interest in a messuage and land at Leighton, The Assignees of the Maesteg Iron Company to Miss Ann Clark. Large vellum sheet, signed with wax seals. 1849. £18.00

  159. Frome Markets AN ACT to incorporate a Company for establishing and holding Markets and Fairs, and making Approaches thereto, in the borough and parish of Frome in the county of Somerset.... 15pp, small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1874. £12.00

  160. Hawkins (Thomas M.). Publisher GRAND PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEW ALBUM OF TAUNTON Sixteen plates on glossy paper. Size 7" x 9", boards with gilt title. Boards stained and faded (not affecting contents.) c1890. £14.00
    Most plates are whole-page views, but some are two to a page. Views include County Cricket Ground, The Barracks, Independent College, Hospital and Nursing Institute.

  161. Henrietta Park ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet ST7565 SW. Scale 1" = 50ft. Size 17" x 18", plus margins. Some stab holes in left margin. Provisional Edition. 1951. £16.00
    Covers Laura Place, Cornwell Buildings, part of Broad St. Shows 'Coronation Oak', 'Jubilee Oak', Mineral Water Factory, Iron Foundry, Invalid Chair Factory etc.

  162. Ilminster MORTGAGE for £600, of dwelling house near Hasselwell Stock, and lands known as Odd Mead and Pusk in the parish of Ilminster, William Patten of Martock to Amos Pittard. Vellum, size 21" x 29", wax seal, printed heading with coat of arms. 1781. £16.00

  163. Kingweston Estate CATALOGUE OF SAWN TIMBER to be sold by auction at the Cedar Walk, Kingweston, on Tuesday Nov. 16th, 1920. 8pp., printed wraps, size 9" x 4", vertical fold. 1920. £6.00

  164. Midford PLAN OF LANDS the property of Mr. William Chancellor, Midford. Manuscript plan in ink a wash colour on waxed cotton size 17" x 20". Traces of folds. Scale 3 chains to an inch. Border with decorative corners, small compass rose. Shows roads, buildings, parish boundary, Coal Canal, river, footpaths, owners of land (including W. H. P. Gore Langton, Canal Company). Each plot numbered. Extends from the river at the bottom of the map to the Monkton Combe - Combe Hay road at the top. c1875. £50.00

  165. Nether Stowey, Withycombe, Carhampton etc. A SCHEDULE OF WRITINGS belonging to the late Mr John Rock's Lands in Somerset (all of which delivered to William Buck persuant to the said Mr Rock's Will). Vellum sheet size 17" x 14", listing 37 documents, the first of which is from 'the 20th year after the Conquest', written on both sides, receipted by William Buck as having received the deeds of William Grange and Sarah Cockhill 'with power of leasing during my minority'. 1757. £70.00
    Refers to lands at 'Quarrampton', Stowey, Cutcombe, Winsford, a house at Dunkery, Stowey Mill.

  166. North Somerset ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Thirteen maps, scale 1: 25,000 (2" to the mile). Each sheet measuring approx. 18" x 19", Sheet Nos. 31/47 (Portishead), ST36 (Weston), ST64 (Shepton Mallet), 31/72 (Wincanton), ST74 (Frome), ST73 (Penselwood), ST57 (W. Bristol & Avonmouth), 31/67 (E. Bristol & Kingswood), 31/66 (Keynsham), ST75 (Wellow), SS94 (Minehead), ST53 (Glastonbury), ST34 (Highbridge). Provisional Editions, 1950's. £40.00

  167. Norton St. Philips, Beckington, Road, and Wolverton Auction PLAN, PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF IMPORTANT FREEHOLD AND LEASHOLD, LANDED ESTATES, with Farm-House and Farm Buildings Dwelling House and Cottage, Situate in the Parishes of Norton St. Philips, Beckington, and Road, and Wolverton, in the County of Somerset, which will be Sold by Auction... 29th day of August, 1879, In 16 Lots. Folio, 7pp, and large coloured folding plan. 1879. £35.00

  168. Nunney AUCTION SALE OF AN IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL ESTATE including:- 21 Cottages.... Vallis Quarries, Downhead Quarry.... Nunney Castle which includes the Lordship of the Manor of Nunney.... Folio, wraps, 50pp, one photographic plate showing Sharpshaw and Vallis farms, and photo of Nunney Castle on front wrap. Plan not present (a 'Sale Plan' is mentioned in the text but there is no indication one has been taken out, it may have been issued separately). 1950. £40.00

  169. Portishead AN ACT to confer further Powers on the Bristol and Portishead Pier and Railway Company. 17pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1877. £10.00

  170. Somerset Central Railway Company AN ACT for Authorising the Somerset Central Railway Company to lay down Narrow Gauge Lines of Rails on their Railways, and to raise further Funds, and for regulating their Capital and Borrowing Powers.... 11pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1859. £15.00

  171. South Petherton Auction PARTICULARS, VIEWS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of 33 Acres of Freehold Accommodation Lands and 2 Desirable Freehold Dwelling-house... for sale by auction.... Sep. the 11th, 1900. 4pp., folio, large coloured folding plan. 1900. £32.00

  172. Tetton House LETTER to Mr. Mattocks, written in the 3rd person from Mr. Herbert, dated Tetton Sept. 2nd 1843. Asks him to accept a haunch and side of venison from his brother's park at Pixton. Thanks him for allowing him to use peat from his land for his garden. 1p, sm. 8vo, remains of wax seal at corners. 1843. £8.00


  173. Tucker (J.M), Surveyor SURVEY OF THE PARISH OF WEARE IN SOMERSET 1815 4to, full calf, lacks calf on spine, calf on boards very worn and torn. 55 double-page spreads, with columns for no. on map (not present), Proprietors, Premises, Cultivation, Measure, Value per Acre, Annual Value, Rate, followed by 75 pages giving Proprietors in Alphabetical Order, with premises, cultivation. 1815. £200.00
    807 Proprietors listed.

  174. West Harptree Roads AN ACT for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act.... for repairing the Roads from West Harptry to the Bath and Wells Turnpike Roads.... 16pp, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1814. £12.00

  175. West Somerset Railway AN ACT to authorise the redemption of the existing preference shares of the West Somerset Railway Company and to enable that Company to raise additional capital. 10pp., small folio. Act of Parliament. 1889. £8.00

  176. Wiveliscombe Inclosure AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Wiveliscombe... 18pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1828. £14.00

  177. Yeovil NOTEBOOK OF ORIGINAL POETRY name of flyleaf 'By C.H. Whitby, Yeovil'. 69 pages of poetry, neatly written, in 4to notebook, stiff wraps. A few amendments in pencil, and some notes such as 'printed in 'Western Chronicle'. Loosely inserted is a letter to Whitby from T. Werner Laurie , mentioning their edition of Yeats' 'A Vision' which is out of print. c1915. £30.00
    Includes 'Night Thoughts from above Yeovil', 'A.D. 1915'.

    A further selection of SOMERSET Items on Main Site
    Back to the Top


  178. Bungay PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Accommodation Meadows, in the parish of BUNGAY HOLY TRINITY, and of a Going upon STOWE FEN, which will be Sold by Auction by Mr George Durrant, at the Tuns Inn, Bungay, on Thursday, 25th October, 1869. Folio, 3pp, docket title, folded, manuscript agreement on verso re. sale. 1866. £15.00

  179. Ipswich BILL of a Mr. Miller, Ipswich, for mourning items, made out to Mr. Venn. 9 items listed on plain 4to sheet, lists the names of who are to have the various gloves, scarves etc. (including 12 ladies who had silk gloves). Signed as settled. Some small repaired tears at bottom edge. August 1811. £10.00

  180. Ipswich PROBATE of the will of Mary Sims Brightwen, late of Ipswich. Vellum sheet, manuscript, with certificate of administration attached, large papered seal. Stamps of various railway companies on verso. 1882. £8.00

  181. Jansson (J) SUFFOLCIA Vernacula Suffolke. Decorative hand-coloured copper engraved map, size 16" x 20", plus wide margins. Pasted at edges to thin paper. Latin text on verso. Elaborate title cartouche with boar and deer, cherubs, and nine coats of arms, scale bar with waterfowl, rabbit, compass rose with rhumb lines, two sailing ships. 'Joannes Janssonius Excudit' bottom centre. Central fold, with some browning down fold from hinge on verso. Paper uniformly slightly darkened, possibly where map once framed and left in the sunlight, although hand-colouring is bright and unfaded. Traces of a light crease running diagonally across left bottom corner. c1650. £80.00
    Cheap copy of a very attractive map. Registration No. on verso.

    A further selection of SUFFOLK Items on Main Site
    Back to the Top


  182. Bacon's LARGE SCALE PLAN OF KINGSTON Including Teddington, Surbiton and Thames Ditton. Scale Four Inches to a Mile. Plan size 19" x 24", folding into sm. 8vo green printed wraps. Main roads and parkland coloured. Shows tram and bus routes. n.d. c1910. £20.00
    Shows Hampton Court, New Malden, Esher etc.

  183. Bacon's LARGE SCALE PLAN OF WIMBLEDON Including Balham, Tooting... Morden, Mitcham. Scale Four Inches to a Mile. Plan size 19" x 24", folding into sm. 8vo green printed wraps. Main roads and parkland coloured. Shows tram and bus routes. 4" tear at bottom of one fold, neatly repaired on verso. n.d. c1910. £20.00
    Shows Hampton Court, New Malden, Esher etc.

    A further selection of SURREY Items on Main Site
    Back to the Top


  184. Chichester, Petworth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 317. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19", border all round. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 8vo marbled wraps with Stanford label and key map on front. c1890. £20.00
    Covers Midhurst, Storrington, Barnham.

  185. Chilgrove PARTICULARS OF OAK, ASH & BEECH TIMBER standing on Upton's Farm in Chilgrove and Chilgrove Tenant Down belonging to The Trustees of George Ognell's Educational and Poor Charity... For Sale by Private Contract. Handbill size 13" x 8", traces of folds. Goodner, Printer, Midhurst, 1887. £16.00

  186. Sheriff of Sussex POWER OF ATTORNEY whereby John Burges, Sheriff of Sussex appoints James Parke and John Ellis of Gough Square, London, his lawful Attornies. 25 lines on one side of folio sheet, fine wax seal showing sheaf of corn. Signatures of Burges and two witnesses. Trace of tear in text which has been professionally restored. 1766. £28.00
    The attornies were to receive money due to him as Sheriff of the County from His Majesty's Treasury.

    A further selection of SUSSEX Items on Main Site
    Back to the Top


  187. Baxter's BOLTS, SCREWS, AND RIVETS LTD. Parade, Birmingham. Catalogue, 1936. 21pp., 4to. Pages of different colours, illustrating different bolts, etc, with measurements and prices. Very attractive wraps in bright colours, with an art deco-style design of flying bolts and screws. Front wrap chipped down bottom right edge along 3", also slightly affecting first 4 pages. Loosely inserted is a folding 3p. brochure '1936 Methods' showing factory and men working at machines, with a letter to a customer. 1936. £25.00

  188. Birmingham area DAY BOOK of farmer. June 1850 - October 1867. Ruled cash book, size 13" x 8", full vellum. 'Day Book' written on front board and spine. Vellum split down joints, inner joints broken. 252 pages of entries. Records sale of cows, pigs, butter, milk, hay, bacon, to named people in the area, e.g. 1 store pig 82lbs at 6d...', '1 fat calf 125lb. at 7d', 'sent to the Mill Sherborne St. 1 cwt. of Hay', 'Nossiter wool salesman Hide and Skin Market Birmingham 45 Fleeces Wool', '10 cwt of Green Clover in Own Cart'. 1850-1869. £85.00
    The address in Birmingham is given, and places around the city such as Selly Oak, Kings Norton, Smithfield, Moor Green. at the end on the last page is a list 'Stock taken 25th March 1869. 30 Milking cows at £15... £450... 38 acres growing wheat... etc.'

  189. Cleeve Prior, Pebworth, Stratford on Avon etc. SHAKESPEARE'S COUNTRY The Warwickshire Avon. Photograph album. Size 9" x 12", cloth-covered boards with title painted in decorative lettering in black and white. 39 photographs, each approx. 3" x 5", white borders, pasted each side of 12 thick card leaves, each view mounted on different paper then on the album leaf, titled in white on mount in decorative lettering. Fine atmospheric views, particularly on the river, and detailed close-up views of individual houses. One view spotty, some fraying of cloth at spine. Monogram 'FAS' on back board (the photographer apparently was named Simmonds and lived in Bristol). One view spotty. The first page shows 'Marlcliff. Our home for time being'. c1905. £60.00
    Views include 'Two men in a Boat (in skiffs near boathouse); 'Cleeve Mill', 'Cleeve Prior Church'; view of a house and farmyard with waggon at Cleeve Prior; 'Cleeve Mill'; Pebworth (3 views of thatched cottages); Offenham Ferry (carrying a passenger in a bowler hat); Welford on Avon (half-timbered thatched cottages); Lenchwich; Wood Norton; Moor (a gabled house); Fishermen at Fladbury; Elmley Castle (4 views including Deacon's Cottage); Bidford; Stratford (5 views including view of punts); Warwick, Marlcliff (2 views).

  190. Leamington Spa and Warwick FOUR PHOTOGRAPHS albumen prints. Large views, unmounted, size 9" x 11", comprising: Holly Walk, Town Hall (Leamington), St. John's House, River Avon with boats and boat house in foreground and Kenilworth Castle in the distance (the castle slightly blurred). Some slight curling of paper at corners. The views are titled in pencil on the back, except St. John's House, which is called 'an old house in Warwick'. c1890. £20.00
    The close-up view of the Town Hall is particularly clear and crisp.

    A further selection of WARWICKSHIRE Items on Main Site
    Back to the Top


  191. Kirkby Lonsdale, Grange ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 49. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 20" plus wide margins. Hydrographic Dept. stamp in margin. Corrections to 1914. £22.00

  192. Orton PARTICULARS AND PLAN of a Valuable Estate situate at Barugh in the Parish of Orton.... dwelling house and farm buildings.... 4 Stints on Sunbiggin Tarn Pasture.... For Sale by Auction... 1st March, 1877. 4pp., folio, folded with docket title, folding plan coloured in outline. 1877. £32.00

  193. Powley family CERTIFICATE OF ADMINISTRATION of granting administration of the goods of Edward Powley, yeoman, of New Intack, Crosby Ravensworth, deceased, to his daughter Elizabeth. Printed certificate with manuscript inserts, on paper, size 8" x 12". Large papered seal of the Bishop of Carlisle. Folds. 1736. £20.00

  194. 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

    A further selection of WESTMORELAND Items on Main Site
    Back to the Top


  195. Bacon's NEW TOURIST'S MAP OF WILTSHIRE from the Ordnance Survey with the Name of Every Railway Station. By Edward Weller. Colour-printed map, scale 1" = 2 miles, folding into 12mo printed wraps. Front wrap slightly trimmed down fore-edge. c1910. £9.00

  196. Box ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 6" to 1 mile. Sheet ST86NW. Size 18" x 19", plus wide margins. Key in bottom margin. Contours in red. Provisional Edition. n.d. 1950's. £15.00

  197. Calne PARTICULARS OF SALE OF VALUABLE FREEHOLD PROPERTY in the Market Place, Patford Street and Curzon Street. In the Town of Calne, which will be offered for Sale by Auction.... by Mr Charles H. Parry, at the Lansdowne Arms Hotel, Calne, On Wednesday, the 28th day of August, 1878. Folio, 2pp. 1878. £12.00

  198. Chippenham PARTICULARS of the Outlying Portions of the Valuable Agricultural Property known as The Lackham Estate, Chippenham, Extending to over 1,030 Acres... for Sale by Auction in 41 Lots... 18th Day of March, 1927. 33pp., small folio, stiff wraps, plan in pocket at rear, four photographic plates with two or four views on each. 1927. £28.00
    Includes 'The Folly', Lacock, Showell Farm, Patterdown Farm, Hollywell Farm, Great Notton Farm, Rowden Farm, various cottages, butcher's shop and slaughterhouse, etc.

  199. Collingbourne Kingston PARTICULARS PLAN & CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Dairy and Corn Farm known as Aughton Farm.... for Sale by Auction.... February 18th, 1947. 12pp., 4to, folding plan. Crease in wraps. 1947. £10.00

  200. East Coulston AN ACT for vesting certain Estates devised and settled by the Will of George Tayler, deceased in Trustees.. 10pp, disbound. Includes 1p. schedule of lands. Act of Parliament. 1827. £10.00

  201. Marlborough, West-Kennet, Shepherd's Shord, Beckhampton, Cherill Hill, Avebury, Beckhampton Roads AN ACT for repairing the Roads leading from Marlborough through West-Kennet to Shepherd's Shord; and from the Hare and Hounds in Beckhampton, to the Top of Cherill Hill; and from the Town of Avebury to the Cross-way at Beckhampton... 24pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Attractive woodcut initial letter. 1742. £15.00

  202. Simpson Printer & Publisher THE DEVIZES AND WILTSHIRE GAZETTE Four issues, August 3, August 10, September 7, September 21, September 28 1820. Each 4pp., broadsheet newspaper. Slight wear at left-hand edge where once bound. 5 items. 1820. £32.00
    Includes long list of programme for Burdcrop Races, adverts for Bish's lottery tickets, letting of Turnpike Tolls, auction of estates, etc. Also much lurid detail from the trial of the Queen.

  203. Uffcott PARTICULARS OF VALUABLE SMALL FREEHOLD ESTATE and Accommodation Lands.... for Sale by Auction.... June 6th, 1899. 3pp., folding coloured plan. 1899. £20.00

    A further selection of WILTSHIRE Items on Main Site
    Back to the Top


  204. Harewood (Earl of) LETTER Dated Harewood House 17th August 1831 to Mr. Lynch Cotton. 8 lines on one side of sm. 8vo notepaper. Answers Lynch Cotton's request as to the date 'of my first Election subsequent to the year 1800...'. 1831. £8.00
    Richard Lynch Cotton published lectures and sermons. He became Vice chanceller of the University of Oxford.

  205. North Bierley FIELD BOOK with notes on farms and small plans of the lands. Notebook with records of lettings of farms, 1816-41. 'George Field's Farm. G.F. quit his Farm 1820. Now in the occupation of J.G. Daley.' Size 6" x 4", full calf boards, metal clasp, lacks calf from spine. 64 pages of entries, with plan on left and notes on facing page. Alphabetical index of tenants' names. Name of Farm or name of tenant in large letters across top. 30 small plans, two folding, some showing just a few fields with their names and acreage, others slightly more intricate plans with small houses in elevation in grey watercolour, fish ponds, etc. There are notes on the plans such as 'ploughing', 'pasture' etc. Three or four plans are more sophisticated with scale bar, water features hand coloured, woodland shown. Notes record details of letting, sale of hay 'Let with a Public House (The Engineer) & Premises at £100 p.a. 1837 Built a stable...'. At the end of the book are 10 further pages of farming notes, treatment for cattle, etc., in a rather shaky hand, the last dated 1859. 1816-1859. £110.00
    There is no clear reference to a place, apart from a reference on the first page 'the regulation is made in the Township of North Bierley made in 1811'.

  206. Sheffield CONCERNING HANDSAWS Published and Presented by Spear & Jackson Ltd., Sheffield. 12mo, wraps, 23pp. Staples rusty. Illustrates a variety of saws, with tips on use. 1913. £14.00

  207. Sneaton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 46. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Area in south-east approx. 7" x 8" outlined in green wash. 1853. £25.00
    Covers Wragby, Row, Pike Hill.

  208. Sowerby Bridge ACCOUNTS of the Sowerby Bridge Evening Schools Committee, Session 1893-94. Single large 4to sheet, printed on one side only, with account for three schools showing fees received, expenditure on salaries, etc. 1894. £9.00

  209. York THREE PHOTOGRAPHS of York. Album leaf with view of Monk Bar, and view of city walls, river, Minster in distance, size 5" x 8" pasted on, on verso is large view of flooding showing three men in a boat paddling towards the 'Blue Boar Inn, crowd of spectators watching near the 'Crown Commissioners', woman looking our of first floor window of Georgian building opposite the inn. Some slight fading. The title on the mount is 'Floods in Bristol', but this scene is not Bristol, and is probably York. c1890. £15.00

    A further selection of YORKSHIRE Items on Main Site
    Back to the Top


  210. Caerlaverock REGISTERED MORTIFICATION Doctor John Hutton, In favour of The Poor of the paroch of Carlaverock and others. 3pp., small folio, on blue paper, giving the complete text of the mortification of 1719... together with... A different printing of the same mortification, 2pp... together with... Memorandum of Information by the Trustees of Dr. John Hutton to the Commissioners appointed under the Educational Endowments (Scotland) Act, 1882. 2pp., folio, setting out the objects of the Trust and describing the funds and the existing and previous Schools, with subjects taught. 3 items. 1883. £26.00
    John Hutton had made a considerable fortune as physician to 'their late Majesties William and Mary', and left £900 to the Elders of Carlaverock to pay a schoolmaster and educate and apprentice four local boys 'native born of honest parents'. He also (although this is not mentioned here) left a collection of books to the Presbytery of Dumfries, including the prayer book used by King Charles on the scaffold.

  211. Castle Douglas TWENTY BILLS of James Affleck, Grocer, Spirit Merchant, Tea Dealer, Castle Douglas. Printed headings, small 8vo., made out to a Mr. Wilson for sugar, barley, peppercorns, lozenges, snuff, red herring etc. 1850-53. £22.00

  212. Crossmichael, near Castle Douglas MEMORANDUM: A LIST OF THE NAMES OF PERSONS WHO SUBSCRIB'D MONEY to the Militia Club of Crossmichael for the Year One Thousand Eight Hundred and Seven and the sum of every one's Subscription... Collected by Jas. Wilson Burnbrae. Manuscript on folio sheet listing 44 names with sum subscribed. Some slight wear along about half an inch, not affecting text. 1807. £34.00
    The Militia Act 1797 empowered the Lord Lieutenants of Scotand to raise militia regiments in each county and city under their juristiction.

  213. Elgin DISPOSITION by the Hon. George Skene Duff of Milton Duff in favour of Archibald Inglis of The lands of the South College of Elgin, and others. 21p., small folio, sewn with pink tape at edge. Draft copy, with some amendments, and later lawyer's notes in the margins. The lands comprised the Manse of the sub-Dean of Moray, the Archdean's Manse, crofts called the Sub-Chanters, land in the east of Elgin late the Earl of Fife's 'all now enclosed between the walls of the College'. There is an abstract of deeds from 1690. Cover leaf with docket title torn. 1865. £20.00

  214. Haugh of Orr, Kircudbright AGREEMENT between James Wilson and Mary Gibson for the upBringing of a Femail Child Born in March 1803. 19 lines on one side of small folio sheet, signed by Wilson, and with her mark by Mary Gibson, and two witnesses. Wilson had paid three pounds, and was to pay £2 yearly until the child was 10. Gibson was to provide everything necessary 'without Trubling the said James Wilson for anything but the above mentioned Sum'. Haugh of Orr Oct. 10th 1805. £17.00

  215. Kilmarnock THREE BILLS of Robt. Grieve & Son, Portland St., Kilmarnock. With printed headings, oblong 8vo... together with two smaller bills, written on the same headed paper cut in half horizontally. All made out for 4 lbs of snuff. On verso is address of Saml. Wilson, Mercht., Clarebrawn. 1846-8. £14.00

  216. Kirkudbright EXECUTION of Intimation and Hypothecation. Warrant of James Adam, Steward Officer of Kirkudbright, for sequestration of goods for non-payment of rent by Robert McQueen of Upper Clarebrand. 2p., small folio, with list of stock and value. Signed by Adams and witnesses. With declaration by McQueen that he consents to sale by public roup of his crop. Handwriting rather untidy... together with... James Lidderdale, Writer's bill for legal duties re. auction. 11 lines, sm. folio. 2 items. 1815. £18.00

  217. Ordnance Survey THE ANTONINE WALL 2 inch map. Folding map, illustration of Roman coin on wrap. 1969. £24.00

  218. Peterhead, Strichen, Ellen ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 87. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 36". Light red stamp in margin 'Scotland 87 - Outline Series'. Revised 1910. £30.00

    A further selection of SCOTTISH Items on Main Site
    Back to the Top


  219. Caermarthen GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet XLI. Sheet 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36". Fully hand coloured. Key down left margin. Repaired tear in left margin, and some edge tears along left half of top edge, not reaching border. Right margin rather dusty. Geologically surveyed, coal measures by W.E. Logan, the rest by Sir H. de la Beche. O.S. embossed stamp 1859. £85.00
    Covers Laugharne, Llandovery, Newcastle Emlyn.

  220. Carmarthenshire LAN in the Parish of Llanstephan in the County of Carmarthenshire belonging to Joseph Timmins Esqr., Surveyed and Mapped by Harris and Spurrell, 1801. Manuscript map in ink and outline colour, on thick paper backed with linen. Size 23" x 27". Decorative cartouche with title, compass rose. Shows house and garden and surrounding fields, roads, tracks. Large Reference table on the left, listing field names, 'Maesgwyn Cot and Garden', 'Quarry' etc., with acreages. Adjoining owners named. 7" tear into map at left from left edge, linen not torn, some minor small creases in paper in a few places. 1801. £90.00

  221. Glamorgan GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet XXXVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Engraved surface approx. 25" x 37", hand coloured. Key in sea area. Geologically Surveyed by W.E. Logan & Sir Henry de la Beche. Watermark 1858. £90.00
    Covers the Gower, Swansea, Aberafon, Neath.

  222. Haverfordwest, Pembrokeshire GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN. Sheet XL. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 37", plus margins. Hand-coloured. Key in sea area Tear from left edge reaching approx. 3" into engraved surface. Geologically Surveyd by Sir H. de la Beche. Watermark 1858. £95.00
    Covers Skomer and Ramsey Islands, Dolwen Point, Moylegrove.

  223. Llansteffan, Carmarthenshire MAP OF LAN HOUSE and Lands in Tir, Cwmbach, Cottage and Garden in Llan y Bre, with Tir Cwmbach, Lease Hold Land in the Parish of Llanstephan in the County of Carmarthen. By John Lews, Februy. 26th 1874. Manuscript plan in ink and full wash colour on paper backed with linen, size 23" x 27", plus margins. Scale 4 chains to an inch. Large compass rose, scale bar. Table of Reference at left with listing of 46 fields, plantations etc., with cultivation, acreage. Shows Lan Residence and Gardens at centre of map, roads, water features, paths, quarry, spring, plantations with different types of tree, adjoining owners named. Three small inserts for Llan y Bre village, Watering Place, Liberty for Water. 1874. £140.00

  224. Merionethshire AUCTION POSTER. Valuable Oak, Ash and other Timber to be Sold by Auction by Mr Thomas Payne, At the Cross-Foxes Inn, Mallwyd, on Tuesday the Fourteenth Day of February, 1826.... Size approx. 18" x 11", folds. Some wear along approx. 1 inch at central horizontal fold, with slight loss of paper. Dolgelley: printed for J. Pugh. 1826. £26.00
    Lists 7 lots of the timber and farms concerned in the Parish of Mallwyd. The Timber was fourteen miles from Derwen-las and equal distance from the Barmouth River 'at either of which places the Timber or Bark may be Shipped'.

  225. Pembrey, Carmarthenshire GRAIG BOTH Pembrey Parish, Carmarthenshire. Manuscript plan in ink and a small amount of outline colour, on tracing paper pasted onto linen. Size 15" x 18", scale 1" = 2 chains(?). Basic plan, showing house and garden with a few surrounding fields. Reference table with key to 9 fields etc., with cultivation, acreage. Adjoining owners named. Copied from a Map by John Harries 1819. Later c1830? £25.00

  226. Pembroke GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet XXXVIII. Sheet 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36". Fully hand coloured. Key in sea area. Two small repaired marginal tears, some feint spotting near right margin. About two thirds of map is sea area. Geologically surveyd by Sir H. De la Beche. Watermarked 1858. £65.00
    Covers Milford Haven, Skokholm Island, Saundersfoot.

  227. Rhyl ENGLISH BAPTIST CHURCH SUSSEX STREET Treasurer's Book, 1913. 72 pages of accounts in 4to notebook, half calf, rubbed. 1913-1935. £18.00

  228. Trimsaran, Glamorgan MAP SHOWING THE CORBY ESTATE Map printed on waxed cotton, taken from the Ordnance Survey 1914 edition. Size 20" x 27", scale 1:2500. The village is at the centre of the map, Corby estate outlined in green wash, two large areas just south of the river shaded in pink. Slight fading at left edge. c1920. £16.00
    Shows numerous old shafts in the woods south east of the village. Covers Culla House, Syddn, Cil-rhedyn.

    A further selection of WELSH Items on Main Site
    Back to the Top


  229. Avery (W & T), Ltd., London & Colchester AVERY COAL WEIGHERS List No. 16. 16pp, wraps, 8vo. Printed in mauve with very attractive illustrations. 1912. £16.00
    Includes 'dead-weight scales', 'sack machines', 'lever weighers' etc.

  230. Bawden (Edward) CATALOGUE of and Exhibition of Watercolours, Prints and Book-illustrations 11th - 30th June 1984. Spelman's Bookshop, York. 19pp., small 4to, coloured wraps with designs by Bawden. 1984. £8.00
    No. 54 of 600 copies.

  231. Berkshire and Wiltshire AN ACT for Repairing the Highways from Speenhamland adjoyning to Newbury... to Marlborough... 20pp., sm. folio, plus cover leaf with coat of arms. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1726. £14.00

  232. Bristol and Plymouth LIST of Water Barrows, Garden Hose, Wheelbarrows, Troughs etc. Sold by Western Counties Agricultural Co-operative Assn. Ltd., Plymouth, Bristol and Branches. List 083. 4pp., 4to, printed in dark red. Each item illustrated, with prices for different sizes. 1903. £15.00
    Approx. 50 items illustrated.

  233. Collieries and Mines AN ACT for the Security of Collieries and Mines, and for the better Regulation of Colliers and Miners. 4pp, sm. folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1800. £16.00

  234. Cornwall and Devon SET OF EIGHT ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Scale 1" to 1 mile. Sheet size 37" x 25", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 8vo., red cloth endpapers. Inserted in modern paper-covered card slipcase, with original printed James Wyld label relaid on the front. Small key map on endpapers. Comprises (i) Sheet 33 (Penzance, 'portrait' format). (ii) Sheet 31 (Truro). (iii) Sheet 30 (Camelford). Some dark spots on endpapers. (iv) Sheet 25 (Liskeard, Tavistock). Railway and road from Tavistock to Ashburton coloured pink. (v) Sheet 24 (Plymouth). Railway and a couple of roads coloured pink. (vi) Sheet 26 (Bideford). North Devon Railway and road along north coast coloured pink. (vii) Sheet 23 (Dartmouth). Road from Chillington to Start Point coloured pink. (viii) Sheet 22 (Exeter). South Devon Railway coloured in pink, 1" tear in linen at border bottom right, just reaching into sea area. Whatman watermarks 1858-60. £380.00
    Margary State 3.

  235. 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. £18.00

  236. Cruchley's REDUCED ORDNANCE MAP OF ENGLAND AND WALES Map formed of sheets 17,18, 10,11. Fully hand-coloured map, size 38" x 50", scale half an inch = 1 mile. Linen-backed and folding into cloth-covered boards, gilt title, size 10" x 7". Covers Bridgend, Hungerford, New Forest, Portland, Newton Abbot. Counties in full wash colour, county borders in darker colour, railways in red, large title cartouche at top 'From the Ordnance Survey', border all round. Key map inside front board. Boards spotty, corners rubbed, cloth spine, but lacking mauve cloth on spine. 1854. £110.00

  237. Devon & Somerset PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM of approx. 100 commercial views, size 2" x 3", of Devon & Somerset. Plus approx. 60 of The Lakes and Wales. Mounted 4 to a page in oblong 8vo album, grained paper covered boards. Includes views of Chagford, Dartmouth (including interesting view of Kingswear Ferry carrying two waggons with horses), Dartmoor, Exeter, Lydford, Porlock, Horner, Dunster, and a few of Bude. Many have titles in white in plate, (Judges Ltd.), and printed titles to verso of snaps, all have titles in MS on mount. c1910. £65.00

  238. Dogs AN ACT for preventing the Stealing of Dogs. 4pp, disbound, plus cover leaf. 1770. £10.00

  239. Foreign Protestants AN ACT to amend an Act... intituled, An Act to enable His Majesty to grant Commissions to a certain Number of Foreign Protestants who have served Abroad as Officers or Engineers, to act and rank as Officers or Engineers in America only, under certain Restrictions and Qualifications. Single sheet, 2pp., small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1797. £10.00

  240. Gibbs (James) A DESIGN MADE FOR A GENTLEMAN IN DORSETSHIRE Engraving showing a two-storey house with nine windows on each floor, flanked by two wings, each with six windows, with scaled plan beneath. On thick paper, size 15" x 10", plus margins. Jacobo Gibbs Architecto. H. Hulsbergh Sculp. 1739. £20.00
    This is a plate from Gibbs' 'A Book of Architecture, Containing Designs of Buildings and Ornaments'. Gibbs designed St. Martins in the Fields in London, and the Radcliffe Camera in Oxford.

  241. Grand Western Canal AN ACT for the Sale to the Bristol and Exeter Railway Company of the Undertaking of the Company of Proprietors of the Grand Western Canal.... 14pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1864. £16.00

  242. Halliwell (A.E). artist POSTER Royal College of Art Associates Exhibition at The Royal Academy of Arts Piccadilly, W.1. Painting Sculpture Architecture Drawing Engraving. October 13 - November 6, 1948. Admission One Shilling. Poster size 29" x 20", printed in brown and black. Stylised coat of arms at head. A few very small chips at bottom edge. 1948. £40.00
    A.E. Halliwell was a teacher of design at Camberwell School of Art and The Central School of Arts and Design. He designed a wide variety of posters, including for the Underground Group.

  243. Labour Party Housing policy COLLECTION OF BOOKLETS relating to Labour housing policy, 1920's - 1960's. booklets, including: Houses to Let, by John Wheatley, 1924; Housing and Planning After the War ('satellite towns and garden cities will have to be created'); Post-War Homes, by Working Women's Organisations, 1943; ; How Many Houses?, 1955; Homes of the Future, 1957; Signposts for the Sixties, 1961; The New Rents Act Explained, 1924; Leasehold Reform, Rates Problem, Housing, Action Rents & Rates, 1960's.... together with... Manifesto 1966, and Let us Win Through Together 1950. 13 pamphlets. 1920's - 1960's. £36.00

  244. Lake District MAYSON'S ORDNANCE MODEL OF THE LAKE DISTRICT Exhibited Daily During the Year at the Lake District Repository, Lake Road, Keswick... Open At Eight and Lighted During the Summer Months. Admission One Shilling Each. Poster, advertising the exhibition, size 16" x 11", finely printed in gold, red, black and green on a buff ground. Decoration of fern leaves, lithographed view of the building showing the sign for the exhibition on the side, size of view approx. 3" x 4". With a description of the model, scale and dimensions, and its educational benefits. Some slight spotting in right hand margin. McFarlane & Erskine Lithogrs. Edinburgh. c1880. £120.00
    Henry Mason had a photography business in Keswick, and at the premises he exhibited the model which he had constructed based on the Ordnance Survey, at a scale of 6" to one mile. The 'English Lakes Visitor and Keswick Guardian' of April 1878 urges visitors to see Mayson's Ordnance Model.

  245. London, Brighton and South Coast Railway MINUTE OF THE PROCEEDINGS at the Half-Yearly General Meeting of the Proprietors held at the Terminus Hotel... 22nd July, 1885. 45pp., 8vo, rusty staples, traces of vertical fold... together with... Letter to Shareholders, 3pp., 4to, thin paper, giving 15 Resolutions passed at meeting 30th Jan., 1865, issuing new £5 shares, and a similar leaflet for issue of Ordinary Stock after a meeting of Proprietors on 26th July, 1867. 3 items. 1865-1885. £28.00

  246. Longleat Estate SALE OF A LARGE PORTION OF THE FAMOUS LONGLEAT ESTATE extending to a total area of approximately 5,400 Acres Somerset and Wiltshire in the Parishes or Villages of Corsley, Chapmanslade, Upton Scudamore, Westbury, Warminster, Crockerton, Longbridge Deverill, Horningsham, Norton Bavant, Sutton Veny and Frome Selwood. Comprising 20 Excellent Dairy and Grazing Farms.... 130 cottages.... &c. &c. Cooper & Tanner, Ltd. have been favoured with instructions to Sell by Auction at the Grand Cinema, Frome, Somerset, On Thursday & Friday, July 24th & 25th, 1947. 8 pages of photographic illustrations, small folio, original wraps, lacks the 5 plans, tape applied to spine, occasional note of prices realised. 1947. £50.00

  247. Manufacturing THREE LETTERS on headed paper each with fine views of the different firm's factories, 1909. Comprises Johnson, Clapham & Morris, Wire Drawers, Galvanisers, Manchester; Craven & Speeeding Bros., Twine Works, Sunderland; Goodacre and Sons, Cocoa Mattings, London. All 4to. Letters sent to G. Bedooes at Ironbridge. 1909. £16.00

  248. Manuscript atlas SCHOOLGIRL'S MANUSCRIPT ATLAS Allison Jane Gillespy, 1865. 4to notebook, marbled boards, morocco spine, spine perished and front board detached. Comprises lithographed decorative calligraphic first page with five birds, name 'Allison Jane Gillespy Sept. 12th 1865' in cartouche. Includes maps of Ireland; Palestine; North and South America; Australia; Scotland; 'British America'; Chinese Empire; India; England and Wales; West Indies; historical map of 'Canaan'; Arctic Ocean to Antarctic showing North & South America, and 'Danish America', 'Russian America'; Africa with deserts and rivers; Palestine with tribes, cities; Australia and New Zealand with Borneo; decorative map of India with mountains etc. In all 35 very neatly drawn maps, drawn with a fine pen, approx size 6" x 4", ruled borders, each map dated precisely, from Sept. 12th 1865 to 22 Sept. 1866. Binding rather loose in parts. 1865-6. £120.00
    Allison Gillespy is shown on the 1861 census as living at Euston Grove, St. Pancras, London (born 1849). Her father was a carver and gilder. In 1867 Allison Jane Gillespy was married to Benjamin Cave, at St. Pancras. The name written in pencil on the inside of the front board of this atlas is 'Thirza Cave'.

  249. Midsomer Norton & Radstock AN ACT for conferring further powers on the Somerset and Dorset Railway Company for the construction of Works, and otherwise.... 15pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Held with small staples. 1873. £16.00
    Mainly concerns the Radstock and Wells area.

  250. Monmouth, Hereford PHOTOGRAPHS 3 small views of Ross one showing two men at river edge with coracles; the Royal Hotel with stone tower in garden; horseshoe bend in river, on verso are 2 larger views of Monnow Bridge, Jeffries Window. Dated April 28th & 29th 1878.... together with.... 4 views each size 4" x 6", 2 stamped 'Frith', showing Moss Cottage, Windcliff, Chepstow Bridge & Castle, Railway Bridge at Chepstow with figures on bank, Wye at Chepstow, dated May 1st 1878. All photos mounted on old card, probably from old album, edges of card with tears (not affecting photos), date and titles written in ink on mount. 1878. £40.00

  251. Napoleonic Wars BULLETIN OFFICIEL Chambery, le 6 fevrier 1814. Un Courier arrive, dans cet instant, du Grand Quartier-General, apporte la nouvelle que l'Empereur Napoleon ayant reuni toute son armee entre Dienville et Chaumenille, le Marechal Prince de Schwarsemberg lui a livre bataille... Printed bulletin, 12 lines, with heading in large type-face. Size 15" x 10", one horizontal fold. Some light brownish spotting in one area approx. 2" x 1". 6th February 1814. £55.00
    'cinquante-cinq canons et entre quatre et cinq mille prisonniers, dont la majeure partie de la vieille garde, ont ete amenes au Quartier-General...'

  252. Nettlebridge Railway AN ACT for the abandonment of the Nettlebridge Branch Railway authorised by the Somerset and Dorset Railway Act. 2pp., small folio, Act of Parliament. 1878. £8.00

  253. Palmerston (Viscount) FREE FRONT addressed to Fred. Payne at Tiverton. Signed 'Palmerston' bottom left, red postmark 'official paid'. Front clipped from envelope and pasted to piece of stiff paper. 1864. £7.00

  254. Poetry COMMONPLACE BOOK of poetry copied in a neat hand, from Bryon, Mrs Hemans, Milton, and other lesser-known poets. 4to, full calf with blindstamped decoration gilt border to boards, gilt panels on spine, marbled endpapers. Calf rubbed at edges, and at hinges, some small areas of rubbing on boards. 84 pages of script (mainly written on rectos only). Some poems are unattributed, others are possibly by the owner, two poems being signed 'R.F. 1829'. A few pages have contributions in a later, less neat hand. The flyleaf and the two subsequent leaves have been excised. c1840. £70.00
    Includes extract from 'Banwell Hill' and 'Lines on the Schoolchildren of Castle Coombe' by the Revd. Lisle Bowles.

  255. Radstock to Bristol and Camerton Railways AN ACT for making a Railway from the Great Western Railway at Radstock to Bristol, together with Branches therefrom to Camerton and other Places.... 27pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1863. £25.00

  256. Saddlers EIGHT BILLS of saddlers and harness makers. All with printed headings, 8vo and 4to. 1892-1904, one 1863. £12.00
    Includes Muir, Baxtergate, Whitby; Sewell, Carlisle; McAdam, Castle Dougles; Wood, Crewe.

  257. Smith & Son's NEW RAILWAY MAP OF THE BRITISH ISLES Colour printed, 32" x 28", linen backed and folding into Sm. 8vo cloth boards, gilt titled. Scale 19 miles to 1". With insets of Birmingham, London and S. Lancs and Yorkshire Districts. Paper inside spine slightly worn. c1890. £26.00
    Also shows railways under construction, canals, steamer tracks, coach roads

  258. Somerset and Dorset AN ACT for conferring further powers on the Somerset and Dorset Railway Company for the construction of Works and otherwise... 15pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1873. £18.00
    Refers to making railways to the Strap Pit at Midsomer Norton, and to the parish of St. Cuthbert, Wells.

  259. Somerset and Dorset AN ACT for vesting the Somerset and Dorset Railway in the London and South-western and Midland Railway Companies by way of lease... 26pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1876. £18.00

  260. Somerset Central and Dorset Central Railway AN ACT for the Amalgamation of the Somerset Central Railway Company and the Dorset Central Railway Company.... 14pp. 1862. £20.00

  261. Sussex, Surrey ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 302. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19", border all round. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 8vo marbled wraps with Stanford label and key map on front. c1890. £20.00
    Covers Horsham, Cuckfield, Capel.

  262. Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 301. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19", border all round. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 8vo marbled wraps with Stanford label and key map on front. c1890. £22.00
    Covers Frensham, Billingshurst, Liphook.

  263. Swiss & Co's NO. 5 HUNTING MAP The Gloucestershire, Monmouthshire, and Wiltshire District. Shewing the Meets of The Monmouthshire, The Cotswold, The Ledbury.... Large colour-printed folding map mounted on linen, measuring 28" x 36", folds to 8vo into red cloth boards, 12pp. booklet at the front. Scale: half inch to 1 mile. Title and key top left, key shows main roads, cross roads, railways. Small inset shows 'Continuation North'. Hunts shown in different colours, meets numbered. Swiss & Co, Fore St., Devonport. 2nd edition. c1900. £65.00

  264. Switzerland PERMIS DE SEJOUR le Departement de Justice et Police, Lausanne, for George Binyon, pensionnaire, originaire de l'Angleterre. Attractively printed on yellow paper, 9" x 13", details in ink. Decoration at corners. Folded, with some slight browning along 6" of one fold. 1854. £10.00

  265. Tuck (Raphael & Sons) CHRISTMAS CARD showing a policeman watching a tipsy man clinging to a lamp-post. The man is waving his umbrella at a receeding carriage. Bottom right a bottle of champagne with gold wrapper, and 'May you always find a friend to lean on'. Policeman and champagne embossed. Size 4" x 5". Ink message and printed verse inside. n.d. c1910? £7.00

  266. Tuck's Post Cards SIX POSTCARDS OF JEAN AYLWIN 'Framed Gem Glosso' Series. In original envelope. Colourd postcards, gilt 'frame', showing the actress in a variety of Scottish costumes. 1910. £9.00

  267. 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.

  268. Warminster, Frome, Woolverton Roads AN ACT for repairing the Roads from Warminster, and from Frome, to the Bath Road; and from Woolverton to the Trowbridge Road; in the Counties of Wilts and Somerset. 18pp, sm. folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1833. £18.00
    With a five page Schedule listing lands, occupiers, owners in Westbury, Hinton Charterhouse, Norton St. Philip, Freshford etc.

  269. Wiltshire and Somerset ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet Somerset VIII S.E. etc. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 12" x 18", plus margins. Stab holes in left margin. Second Edition 1904. £12.00
    Covers Box, Ashley, Bathford Bridge, Shockerwick House.

  270. Wiltshire, Somerset, Dorset ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP 'The Country Around Mendip Hills'. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Composite map made up of Sheet 264 (Wells) and adjacent sheets. Size 26" x 38", plus margins. Full wash colour, roads in buff, parkland in green, county borders shaded with wide bands of colour. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into marbled endpapers, inserted into 8vo red slipcase with Stanford label, titled as above. 1898. £45.00
    Covers Axbridge, Curry Rivel, Gillingham, Fonthill Bishop, Seend.

A further selection of BRITISH TOPOGRAPHY & LOCAL HISTORY Items on Main Site
Back to the Top
TO ORDER or for further information contact Lesley Aitchison :-
Tel:- ( 0117 ) 9076899
Email :-
Copyright © Lesley Aitchison - 2017. All rights reserved.