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Lesley Aitchison's - Catalogue 106

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

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Berkshire -- Bristol -- Buckinghamshire -- Cheshire --
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    Berkshire


  1. Davis's TEN MILES ROUND NEWBURY Blacket & Son. Newbury. Lithographed map, fully hand-coloured, in circular form with Newbury at the centre, diameter of circle 33", overall size of map 38" x 50", dissected and mounted on linen, and folding in 4to plain cloth-covered boards, front board detached. Scale 5 inches = 3 miles. Large title top left, Reference Table top right, with list of parishes, area, inhabitants. Scale bar, compass rose. On the left is a plan of 'Newbury and Speenhamland', size approx. 15" x 11", scale 5 chains = 1 inch, with Reference to 41 buildings, such as chapels, schools, inns, etc. With the lithographed signature of 'Cornelius B. Davis, The Hitchen, East Woodhay, Land Surveyor. Crease in paper at corner of top left section. Some roads around Little Shefford and Chaddleworth coloured in red (later), and some light water staining on linen on verso, which does not affect the paper. Cheffins, Lithographers, Holborn (1849). £250.00

  2. 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


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    Bristol


  3. Acland (James), Proprietor & Editor THE BRISTOLIAN Memoirs and Correspondence of James Acland... written by Himself. June 17, October 21, October 31 1829. Each 4pp., 4to. One issue rather browned. 1829. £26.00
    Includes articles on the Bristolian Bread Association, memorial to those victims of the Bristol Bridge affair 1793, etc. '... the Suspension Bridge will be a noble improvement and an eventual advantage to the Citizens of Bristol. besides, if I am not mistaken, the Merchant Venturers have many thousands in their hands (a bequest) for this very purpose...'


  4. Bedford (T), Bristol, Publisher BLAISE HAMLET Near Bristol. Lithograph showing the nine cottages in three rows of three, each named, on Idia paper, mounted on thick paper, title on thick paper. Later hand-colouring.. Size 10" x 13", plus margins. Some slight discoloration in left-hand margin. T. Bedford, 49 High St., 1827. £24.00

  5. Clark (J.A) Drawn by NEW GUILDHALL, BRISTOL. To the Right Worshipful James Gibbs, Esq., Mayor of Bristol, by whose exertions during his period of office the plan for erecting a new Guildhall was greatly forwarded, and by whom the ceremony of laying the Foundation Stone was performed on the 30th of October 1843. Tinted lithograph, size approx. 8" x 12", plus margins, some spotting to margins. Published by George Davey, Broad Street, Bristol, Oct. 30th 1843. £30.00
    Shows several people in the fore-ground.


  6. Clifton Library LETTER dated Clifton April 18, addressed to a Mr Marshall in London. 1p., 4to, small hole in paper at right margin where seal broken. 16 lines, initialled 'LMDG'. Asks for advice on books. On verso is address and date. Large red wax seal, 'Free' stamp, Bristol postmark, 'Jas Stewart' written and crossed through. 1828. £12.00
    'You will oblige me by saying whether prose or poetry is most in request and by doing so as early as possible'. A pencil note on verso notes 'Lane's Library, Sion Hill, Clifton.' In Pigot's Directory of 1830 it is listed at 6 Sion Place.


  7. Davey, Bookseller, Bristol, Publisher BLAISE HAMLET To John S. Harford Esq. of Blaise Castle Gloucestershire, in whose Grounds these Picturesque and beautiful Dwellings are Erected this Plate is most respectfully inscribed.... Hand-coloured lithograph size approx. 9" x 11", plus margins, on India paper mounted on thick paper, with title on the thick paper, showing the nine cottages of the hamlet individually. Some overall light foxing, mainly in the margins.. c1840. £30.00

  8. Eastville LAKE, EASTVILLE PARK, BRISTOL Postcard. Fine crisp glossy real photograph, titled in white in the plate, showing the lake with people round about. Note in pencil on verso dated 1909. Small crease at one corner... two other postcards of the park, coloured, 1906, one with a small piece cut from bottom corner. 1909. £12.00

  9. Fawn & Son's PLAN OF BRISTOL AND ENVIRONS Scale 6 inches to a mile. New and Revised Edition. Plan printed in colours, 20" x 26", folding into printed blue cloth wraps. . 11 page street index. Tramways route shown by red line. Printed by Bacon. c1920. £28.00

  10. King Street WILL of John Potter, formerly of Kidderminster now of the City of Bristol. 2p, folio, plus blank conjoint leaf with docket title. Extracted copy. Folds, a few small edge tears. 1802. £15.00
    Leaves his messuage in King Street to his friend Mary Bowen.


  11. Redland LEASE FOR A YEAR of closes of meadow or pasture land known as Great Ground, Lower Ground, etc., near Cotham Lane in Redland, Sir Godfrey Webster of Battle Abbey, Elizabeth Miller, widow, of Cotham, and John Miller, Nurseryman, to Peter Fry, Carpenter. Vellum, size 23" x 29", three wax seals. 1817. £18.00
    The Millers were owners of market gardens in the area of what is now Whiteladies Road.


  12. St. Philips POSTER advertising the auction sale of houses in Albert Road, in the Parish of St. Philip and Jacob. Size 23" x 17", folds, lists 4 lots, with occupiers, amount of rent. Manuscript 'Conditions of Sale' attached. Brownish off-setting of type. Two small repaired edge tears. J. Leech, Printer. 1859. £18.00

  13. Theatre Royal PLAYBILL February 17th - 21st. 1868. Printed with large type-faces in red and black on thin paper, size 30" x 10". Advertising Miss Marie Wilton's London Company in the Great Comedy of 'Caste', and concluding with the Farce of 'The Young Widow'. Somertons, Printer, Mercury Office, Broad St. 1866. £22.00


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    Buckinghamshire


  14. County Theatre, Aylesbury RED RIDING HOOD Alan Gale presents A Grand Christmas Pantomime.... Adelaide Elliot's Juveniles... Six Military Maids... See Toyland, The Glen, Merryland.... Playbill in four colours on stiff card, 15" x 10". early 1950's. £10.00

  15. Farnham Royal PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Charming Freehold Residential Property known as Yew Place Farnham Royal... approximately 29 acres... to be offered by auction... 19th October, 1937. 14pp., stiff printed wraps, size 13" x 8", 5 tipped-in photographs plus one on front wrap. Printed in brown on thick cream paper. Number in ink on front wrap. 1937. £25.00

  16. Marsh Gibbon Grange, near Bicester 50 ACRES OF GRASS CROP.... On lands in the occupation of Mr Edward Jakeman, who is leaving Marsh Gibbon Grange, To Be Sold by Auction by Messrs Jonas Paxton, & Geo. Castle at the Greyhound Inn, Marsh Gibbon, on Wednesday, May 8th, 1867, at Five o'clock.... Poster, size 23" x 18", couple of short tears, slight trace of folds. E. Smith and Company, Printers, Bicester, 1867. £24.00

  17. Steeple Claydon, PARTICULARS OF A VERY VALUABLE FREEHOLD and nearly Tithe-Free Farm, called Steeple Claydon Farm, situate in the Parish of Steeple Claydon, in the County of Buckingham.... 424a. 2r. 0p.... Good Dwelling-House, & all necessary Farm Buildings, Which will be Sold by Auction by Mr Samuel Donkin.... On Wednesday, the 5th of March, 1862. Folio, folded, 4pp, very large folding lithographed plan. 1862. £34.00


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    Cheshire


  18. Appleton AUCTION POSTER. Desirable Freehold Land In Appleton, in the County of Chester. To be Sold by Auction, at the house of Mr Peter Eaton, the sign of the Cat & Lion, in Stretton.... On Monday, the 11th Day of August, 1823.... Size approx. 18" x 13", very slight off-setting, couple of folds. Kent, Printer, Northwich. 1823. £26.00

  19. Bacon's MAP OF CHESHIRE Reduced from the Ordnance Survey by Edw. Weller. Colour printed map size approx. 12" x 18", central fold. Reduced from the Ordnance Survey, scale " to 1 mile. Divided into 5 mile squares. c1885. £10.00
    From 'Bacon's Atlas of The British Isles'.


  20. Macclesfield PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Valuable Estates called The Foden Bank, The Hollins, and Guncar Lane Estates, in Sutton.... For Sale by Auction.... August 3, 1831.... 5pp., folio, plus docket title. Folds. Gives schedules for each lot with occupier, description, acreage. Values have been added in ink in margins. 1831. £35.00


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    Cornwall


  21. Altarnun POSTER To Be Let.... well-known Grassy Farm called Burland.... now in the occupation of Messrs. Hicks and Coombe.... valuable Rights of Common on Trevague Moor. 17" x 11", with folds. Dated 21st December, 1858. £16.00

  22. Bude Bay GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet XXXIX. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 33" x 14", plus margins, borders all round. Shaded in grey and buff to show Alluvium and Carboniferous, key to these two in margin. 1895. £16.00
    Shows only a small strip of coast, from Hartland to Cambeak.


  23. 'C.A.G.' FAREWELL TO ST. MICHAEL'S MOUNT Royal Baths, Penzance, June 14th, 1872. Poem in eight stanzas printed on one side of an 8vo sheet, with a heading in large type, black border similar to a mourning border. Pasted to a sheet of paper which has some newspaper cuttings on the back. Le Lievre, Printer. 1872. £20.00
    The writer bids farewell to the Mount, as he is going home to die, and will look on the scene no more: 'But "Never more" is plainly writ/Upon this Church, these rocks and towers/'Tis strangely sad these friends to quit/Companions of my quiet hours'. Le Lievre was a Guernsey printer, and the writer was presumably returning from Penzance to Guernsey. It could be that the 'G' of the initials points to a member of the Guille family.


  24. Camborne School of Mines THREE LETTERS from Daniell & Thomas, Solicitors, Camborne, to H. Vercoe, about the tenancy of South Condurrow occupied by the School of Mines, the taking over of South Condurrow by Wheal Greville, and the setting up of a Scholarship 'on the lines of the 'Husband' scholarship to assist artisan students...' 5 typewritten pages, 4to. 1903-5. £12.00

  25. Camborne SOUTH ROSKEAR New Sett Jany. 9th 1878. Tracing 'from Map of the Parish of Camborne', showing outline of fields, turnpike road etc., with the sett outlined and shaded in pink. Owners of land adjacent named. In ink on tracing paper size 14" x 10", folded. 1878. £14.00
    Part of the eastern boundary runs along the 'Red River'.


  26. Dolcoath Mine SERIES OF LETTERS relating to setts in Dolcoath. Comprises:- (i) Two letters to Pearce Rogers, agent to Mr. Pendarves, on behalf of the Adventurers in Dolcoath for renewal of the sett of those parts of Roskear attached to Dolcoath. 8th and 18th Dec. 1819. Each 1p., 4to, with address panel with postmark and seal... with... Reply on behalf of Pendarves, 23rd Dec. 1819 querying it, saying that the land has been granted nearly 16 years, 'without much progress being made.' (ii) Another letter, same correspondents, 2p, 4to, applying for the sett of South Roskear, 'upon the precise Limits & Dues as fixed by Capt. Andrew Vivian'. He has no objection to a clause prohibiting a cross course being cut through under the adit. 24th Jan. 1820. (iii) Same correspondents, 2nd May, 1823, hoping Mr Pendarves will renew the sett on the same terms as Lord de Dunstanville (1/24), 1p., 4to, name and Redruth postmark on verso, description of bounds and terms on adjoining leaf, from the 1804 sett, and a note on Capt. Teague's sett of Grambla '1/18 until the costs were paid or a steam engine erected sufficient to work 40 fathoms under the adit'... together with... small folio sheet, dated 19th Jan 1810, detailing Mr Stackhouse's Sett in Roskear held by Dolcoath Adventurers. 6 pieces. 1819-23. £40.00

  27. Dolcoath Mine SERIES OF FIFTY SEVEN REPORTS January 1869 to 1893. Each 4 printed pages, with Profit and Loss Account, Report on the working at the mine, brief report of the Adventurer's meeting, and accompanying note from the Purser on the back. Folded, with date in ink as docket title... together with... TEHIDY ESTATES, CORNWALL, Dolcoath Mine. Account of all Tin, Copper, Lead, Iron and other Ores... Sold... 34 printed large folio sheets, printed on one side only, folded, with figures and names in manuscript, in columns for To whom Sold, Quantity, Price etc. Signed by Manager. 1886-93, and 1898. 1871-98. £130.00

  28. East Cornwall Election THE TORY-LORD'S PETITION Most Humbly and Respectfully Addressed To the Electors of the Eastern Division of the County of Cornwall. Election broadside, size 11" x 9", folds. A poem in 10 stanzas satirising Lord Valletort, written as if by him, bemoaning his fate and the old days of rotten boroughs, sinecures and corruption, and fantasising about wreaking vengeance on 'Reform and Grey'. With six interesting footnotes explaining the references. Some slight creasing at edges. Hayne, Printer, Bookseller &c, Bodmin. September, 1832. £45.00
    'Must I, of Boroughs, power, and hope bereft/(Oh! dismal times for those that live to see'em)/Must I, a hapless spectacle, be left/To hang with Mummies in the Kings' Museum?'


  29. Great Western Ores ASSIGNMENT OF LEASE of Great Dinas Mines, William Cox and others to Great Western Ores. 1p., folio, typewritten, signed with small seals, and for the Company with large seal of the Company. 1917. £18.00
    Refers to an indenture made between Edward Prince of Wales and the Company assigning veins, beds, and deposits of metallic ores, 1917. With note in ink on docket title that it was enrolled in the Duchy Office.

    EAST POOL AND AGAR

  30. Illogan LICENCE between Richard Williams of Carn Brea to East Pool and Agar Ltd., for the Company to erect an aerial rope-way to run overhead buckets on. 4pp., folio, typed, signed by the two parties. Sewn into green card wraps, at the back is a folded manuscript plan on cotton showing the relevant area shaded green, cotton mottled with brown stain from damp... together with... similar Licences from Charles Roberts, C. Phillips, Edwin Hosken, and W. Willoughby for the same purpose, all with plans, 5 items. 1930. £32.00

  31. Illogan SETT of undivided moiety of Dudnance in Illogan. Rt. Hon. Viscount Clifden to Messrs Harvey, Thomas and Holman. 10p, typed, large folio, joined at top left with tape. Attached are two plans in ink and colour, one 8" x 11", one 7" x 7". Folded with docket title. Not signed. 1901. £26.00

  32. Kind Edward Mine PHOTOGRAPH of two students timbering an adit. Black and white, size 5" x 6". Shows two students at the mouth of an adit sawing planks, watched by a man in a bowler hat seated at the side. Titled later on verso in ink. 1920's. £6.00

  33. North Roskear Mine, Camborne REPORTS 1856 - 1864. Printed Reports, some on blue paper, some on white, 4to, each comprising 3 pages on two leaves, folded with docket title in manuscript. Comprises the account and resolutions etc., on first page, detailed report by the Manager on the second page, and brief printed accompanying note from the Purser on the third page. Comprises:- 1856 (2), 1857 (4), 1858 (5), 1859 (6), 1860 (5), 1861 (6), 1862 (6), 1863 (5), 1864 (5). 44 items in all... together with... NORTH ROSKEAR MINE DUES 1857 - 1871. 47 printed forms, with details in manuscript, on thin blue paper, folded and docketed on verso with dates. Columns for amount of tin and copper ore sold, mainly over two-month periods, to whom sold, price, remarks etc. Some forms slightly faded. With manuscript piece, 2p sm. folio, 'Value and Cost on Tinstuff raised in North Roskear Mine during May & June 1869, giving costs for stamping, calcining, etc., and black tin and arsenic sold. Many of the forms have small covering letter to payee accompanying them. 1856-71. £180.00
    The first report is quite optimistic 'the prospects are in some points rather cheering. We find that we are opening into a tolerably good run of Ore ground at the deep levels in the western part of the Mine...' Wheal Crofty is mentioned separately in the reports.


  34. Pendarves United Mines, Camborne PARTICULARS OF TIN ORES RAISED AT PENDARVES UNITED MINES In the Week ending... Ledger printed in columns with red lines, printed headings for Weekly Totals, Black Tin, Price per Ton, Whites carried to the Burning House Yard, etc., and printed down the left side the names of five mines: Condurrow, Carnemow, Tolcarne, Killivose, Tolcarne Vean, with the days of the week for each mine. Printed heading as above across the top of the two pages. Date and figures in ink. 268 double-page spreads. Full reversed calf, size 13" x 9", morocco lettering piece on spine 'Particulars of Dues'. Calf slightly worn at bottom fore-edges and corners. Nov. 9th 1867 - Dec. 21st 1872. £140.00

  35. Penzance Chapel LICENCE granting James Tonkin M.A. 'the curacy of 'the Chapell of Penzance within the Parish of Maddern... augmented with the Bounty of Her late Majesty Queen Anne'. Manuscript on paper, 1p. oblong small folio, good impressed seal of Bishop of Exeter, 2 rather smudgy tax stamps. Signed S. Weston. Folded, with docket title on blank conjoint leaf. Paper slightly darkened at edges. 1745. £32.00

  36. Pole Carew (Reginald) LETTER to Edward Wynn Pendarves at Pendarves, Camborne, from R. Pole Carew, dated Antony, Dec. 16, 1824. 1p., 4to, blank conjoint leaf with address panel on verso, circular red Devonport postmark. 16 lines. Says he is afraid he cannot support him as he had two days before agreed to support Richard Vyvyan 'this engagement is incompatable with your views.' He does not feel able 'to indulge my private Feelings upon so public & important a Question as that of one of our Representatives in Parliament'. 1824. £18.00
    Pole Carew had been Tory M.P. for Fowey, but at this point had retired from public life.


  37. Rashleigh (J.C) LETTER from J.C. Rashleigh to 'My dear Pendarves' dated Prideaux Sept. 19th 1831. 2 pages, 4to, large scrawly writing, conjoint leaf with address panel to E.W. Pendarves M.P., House of Commons, red 'Free' stamp. Fine unbroken black armorial wax seal. Lostwithiel postmark. Thanks him for his letter and says he can't come to London 'till Monday sennight... I shall I trust get a bed in a Tory House, that of my Brother in Law in Grosvenor Square'. 1831. £18.00
    Rashleigh was requested to stand for Vyvyan's seat in the election of May 1831, but Lemon agreed to stand.


  38. Red River Tin Streaming SETT of South Nancemellyn Streaming Works. Arthur Basset to Fredrick Jeffree. 1911. 11 pages, folio, coloured full page manuscript plan on last page. Bound at edge with tape... together with... SETT of Rosewarne Mill Tin Streaming Works, 1926. 11 pages, typed... together with... SETT of Menadarva Streaming Works. 10p., folio, coloured full-page manuscript plan... together with... SETT of Kieve Mill Streaming Works, 1911, 10p., folio, full page manuscript plan... together with... LEASE of Brea Adit Streaming Works. 1924. 7p., folio, coloured manuscript plan in text. Loosely inserted is Assignment of 1916. Together with a Sett of 1929 of Burncrae(?) Tin streaming works, with map, but first page missing. 6 items. 1911-26. £55.00

  39. Redruth firms BILLHEADS Five bills with printed headings. Four made out to Redruth School Board. Comprises:- Cornish & Co., Iron & Steel Merchants; The Redruth Times (bill for advert for a Mistress); Paul R. Earle, Machine Printer, (Mining and General Printing Offices); James Jenkin (constantly on sale, Yellow and Red Pine... Deal and Plank of Oak, Ash, Elm...); F.W. Michell & Co. (Mine Materials Depot, East Carn Brea). Mostly small 4to. 1870's, and one 1886. £18.00

  40. Saint Wenn APPORTIONMENT OF THE RENT CHARGE IN LIEU OF TITHES in the Parish of Saint Wenn, in the County of Cornwall. 24pp., folio, thin card wraps, cloth spine. Printed in columns giving names of Landowners and Occupiers, no. on Plan, Description of premises and land, Cultivation, Quantity, Rent-charge. 1839. £100.00
    Includes the tenements of Tregolls, Lancorla, Tregurtha, Trewollack, Cransworth, etc., and the public roads


  41. St. Enoder COUNTERPART OF DEMISE of Ennys and Chyowne in St. Enoder, William Rashleigh to John Parkin. On large sheet of paper, wax seal. 1823. £12.00

  42. St. Erme TWO LETTERS from Edward Wynne Pendarves to Charles Rashleigh at St. Austell, each 3 pages, address panel, wax seal and postmarks on verso. Dated Queen Anne Street West 24th March and 20th April 1808. Refers to 'Mr Grylls proposal of giving £1600 for the next presentation of St. Erme' and says it's not enough. Hopes Rashleigh's daughter is in better health after taking the waters at Bath. The later letter also refers to Mr Vivian's claim on Porthspan(?) Downs, and mentions his own survey, made 1704, which shows they are part of his estate... together with.. AGREEMENT whereby Edward Wynne Pendarves agrees to sell to Joseph Pomery of Bodmin the next presentation to the Rectory of Saint Erme, one calendar month after the death of The Rev. Cornelius Cardew. 1817. 1p., 4to, 22 lines in a neat hand, signed... together with... Valuation of the presentation, by William Morgan of the Equitable Assurance, 1806. 7 lines on single 4to sheet. 4 items. 1817. £26.00
    The price in 1817 was £2,750.


  43. St. Neot, Padstow ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 14" x 19", plus margins. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into new marbled paper endpapers. Trimmed to border hence lacking marginal information. c1895. £16.00

  44. St. Wenn MR HOBLYN'S SURVEY of Mr. Vivian's tenement called Tregonetha in Cornwall. 4th September 1673. Manuscript on large folio sheet, folded in half. Lists house, stable, oxhouse, herb garden etc., and Widow Paul's house with the various fields ('Francis Dingey a servant to the widow and the wid. and her daughter gave mee this informacon'), and the commons, to which Lord Roberts, Lord Arundell and others have rights, together with a third part of the village and '3d parte of Toll Tyn in all the Commons'. The widow is described as well-off and well able to pay the rents 'the land being very hopefull for Tynn'. On the verso, taking up the whole of the folio sheet, is the information in columns for acres, yearly value etc.... together with... SURVEY OF TREGONETHA Sept. 1672. 1p., small 4to.... together with... THE ESTATE FOR LIVES that is upon the two little tenements that adjoyned to Tregonetha. 1p., small 4to, some tears... together with... RECEIPT of Francis Vivian for £226. 10s being part of the purchase money for Tregonetha. 20 lines on 1 page, small folio. Small wax seal with deer, witnessed. Relates to indenture between Dame Frances Windham, Thomas Vivian and Francis Vivian and Francis Luttrell... together with... PART OF AN ABSTRACT OF MR VIVIAN'S TITLE to Tregonetha. c1670. 23 lines on 1p, 4to. Some slight fraying along part of one fold, and at paper edges, and another 'Sir Thos. Cardew's Title and Mr Jo. Vivian's title to Tregonetha. 30 lines on small folio sheet, listing title from 1663. Sent through the post, to Thomas Strode, Counsellor at Lawe at the Assizes, Launceston, with small post mark, wax seal. Some wear along 1" of a fold, edges ragged... together with... RELEASE of Tregonetha, John Vivian to Francis Luttrell, 27 lines, 1p., small folio, small armorial wax seal. Conjoint leaf with docket title. 7 pieces. 1670's. £120.00

  45. Tehidy Minerals LEASE of Lands in the Parish of St. Neot and of an assessment to lay and maintain a line of pipes in lands in the same parish and in Warleggan and Cardinham, Tehiday Minerals and Rt. Hon. Thomas Clifden to The Gazeland China Clay Co. 7 pages, large folio, folded, typed. Sewn at margin. 3 manuscript plans from the 25" Ordnance Survey, on cotton, bound in, one 11" x 11", another 16" x 37", showing the line of the pipe, type of tube, etc., and East Jane, Wheal Cicely, R. Fowey, Plan 3 17" x 9", Plan 4 27" x 9". Signed, large paper seal of Company. Together with various supplemental leases, two copies of no. 5 plan 'Pipe Line to Colquite'. 1920. £32.00

  46. Tregonetha, St. Wenn ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 33 S.W. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 18", linen-backed and folding into 4to marbled endpapers, printed label. Revised 1905. £10.00
    Covers Castle-an-Dinas, Little Brynn, Demelza, St. Wenn


  47. Trenerth (Manor of) CASE ABOUT HIGH RENTS Serj. Bellfield's opinion. Manuscript on 1p., small folio, some wear at edge of one fold affecting one word, and two small holes in the centre of this fold. Statement by John Calensoe of Gwinear, yeoman, aged about 82 years, regarding high rents collected by his father, Reeve of the Manor of Trenerth, for the late Sir Francis Godolphin, Lord of the Manor. 18 lines. Gives details of the the various tenents. Contemporary copy. Below is the opinion of the lawyer in 14 lines, saying this cannot be used as evidence. 1723. £16.00
    'One other High rent recd. from Botreath in St. Creet paid by John Lnayon at 1£ 7s per anno...'


  48. Wendron, Camborne BUBBLE COMPANY Account of Receipts. Account book with cash columns ruled in red, small folio, marbled wraps with manuscript title as above., spine worn, corners of wraps chipped. 17 double pages of accounts, debit on the left and credit on the right-hand page, headed 'Jn. Stackhouse in Acct. with James Richards'. On the debit side are expenses such as renewing of bounds (Illogan, Polgear, Kenwhen, etc.), salary of James Richards, 'To James Richards for 2 pr. Breeches', etc. On the credit side are entries for profits from the mines, such as 'By 600 Shares in 1100 Profitts in Pendarves Meadow, Nancothan, Carnmoah & Grambla from July 1765 to July 1766... £331. 8s. 3d'. After these are 'An Acct. of the Recs. of the Bubble Co. Lands', 37 pages, 1785 - 1818, with lists of names and sums, and then from 1819 - 1833 list of names with the property ('House and Garden', 'Meeting House', 'Watercourse' etc.). 1761-1833. £120.00
    Involves Grambla, Nancothan, Carnmoahllees (Carnmoah) Mines. On the flyleaf is a note that Notice was given in the London Gazette Octo. 1st, 1745, and another of 1745 stating that the public accounts should be settled every July.


  49. William Wynne Pendarves LETTER to Mr Rashleigh, dated Queen Anne Street, London 24 Jan. 1807. 2p., 4to, blank conjoint leaf with docket title. Thanks Rashleigh for a remittance of £1050, for money from a sale, and tells him to keep five pounds for himself from the next remittance for the 'good bargain which you made for me'. No wrapper or envelope. 1807. £12.00


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    Cumberland


  50. Ainstable AN ACT for Inclosing Lands in the Manor of Ainstable, in the County of Cumberland. 30pp., small folio, separately paginated. Disbound, Act of Parliament. Outer leaf with docket title dust-stained. Traces of folds. 1818. £22.00

  51. Coldale Hall Estate PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS SALE of a Valuable Freehold Estate situate at Newtown, and in the Willow Holme, Carlisle, in the Parish of St. Mary, Carlisle.... which will be offered for Sale by Auction.... 14th day of February, 1860.... 9pp., folio, with folding hand-coloured plan. Outer sheet leaf with docket title dusty, with tear at fold. Docket title stained at edge. 1860. £30.00

  52. Keswick area RENTAL BOOK of the Trustees of D. Carrick Esq. Notebook size 6" x 4", red morocco boards, spine worn at top. 232 pages in a neat hand, with names of rent payers on right (some months there are about 20 names), and amount, and on left disbursments, which include taxes, money for repairs, 'cash for ale at Mrs Tweddles for Workmen at Kingmoor', 'Richd. Cowin for Thatching at Rockcliff', 'Wm. Sowerby for a Pump Tree for Hill House', 'Mary Hudart her Annuity'. 1832-1863. £65.00
    Among the payers of rent are 'The Botchergate Foundry'. Places mentioned as well as Kingmoor and Rockcliff are: Warehouses in Abbey St., Milthorp, Braithwaite. A note on the endpaper of 1854 reads 'Angus Beles was sold to Isaac Brown for £3000. Better Farm than Hill House. R.A.'


  53. Mason (W), Ambleside, Publisher FRITH'S SERIES ALBUM OF 45 VIEWS representing The Lake Country. 19 full page sepia photographic views, and 26 half page ones, on glossy paper, oblong large 8vo, gilt boards, front board rubbed. c1910. £18.00

  54. Westward CERTIFICATE OF REDEMPTION OF THE LAND TAX for John Taylor of Stonecarse, Clerk. Printed certificate with coat of Arms, manuscript insertions, folio. Form printed on verso for 16 installments, headed 'Consols' in MS, with last installment completed. Refers to parcel of land in the Township of Blencogo in Bromfield, and and tenement in the Township of Stoneraise in Westward. 1798. £12.00


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  55. Axminster ADMINISTRATION of Ann Liddon Eames, late of Axminster. Certificate printed on vellum with manuscript inserts, size 7" x 7", large papered seal of Archbishop of Canterbury attached. 1811. £10.00

  56. Britannia R.N. College, Dartmouth SAIL TRAINING INTERNATIONAL RACE Torbay - Lisbon. 1956. 15 black and white photographs, size 6" x 8", showing tall ships and yachts, including two views of the ships in the estuary. Inserted in card folder with printed cover, recent bookplate inside. 1956. £25.00
    This was the first 'Tall Ships' race.


  57. Buckland Brewer CASH RECEIVED AT BUCKLAND COURT Nov. 7, 1770, and Nov. 11, 1772. 2 items, each 3p., small folio, recording names and amount of chief or rack rent paid. Each folded with docket title. 1770-2. £12.00

  58. Devon election GILES STANWELL TO HIS MOTHER by the author of the Exeter Guide descriptive of the late County Election. 38 lines of poetry, manuscript, on 1p., 4to, blank conjoint leaf. Satirises the candidates in the election, which was won by Bastard: 'That the Rout is compleat of the Ebrington pack/Of Sandford & Fellowes and Arlington Jack'. Paper watermarked 1808. £25.00
    Also refers to Lopez, Bassett, Cann.


  59. East Stonehouse Chapel AN ACT for rebuilding the Chapel of East Stonehouse.... Black Letter. 9pp, small folio, plus cover leaf, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1787. £16.00

  60. Exeter to Crediton Railway AN ACT for the widening of the Exeter and Crediton Railway, and for the laying down of additional lines of rails upon that railway, and the connecting of them with the Bristol and Exeter Railway.... 15pp, disbound, Act of Parliament, top leaf loose and very slightly dusty. 1874. £11.00

  61. Great Torrington and Langtree PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of freehold properties comprising Withecott Farm... 5 Cottages and Large Garden... for Sale by Auction... 16th July, 1898. 6pp., folio, folded with docket title. Large folding coloured plan. 1898. £32.00

  62. Ilfracombe LEASE of a messuage and close of land in the Borough of Ilfordcombe, William and James Darracott, both Mariners, to William and Walter Lawnd, both Coopers. Vellum, size 12" x 13", printed heading, two wax seals. Vellum slightly darkened. 1718. £25.00

  63. Ilfracombe PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Reversionary Life Interest in Valuable Freehold Property consisting of a Mansion House and Ground, Farms, Cottages &c, at and Near Barnstaple & Ilfracombe.... which will be Sold by Auction... 1st day of June, 1871, at the Guildhall Coffee House, London. 4pp., folio, folded. Includes full page schedule listing 22 properties, fields etc. with tenants etc., in Pilton, Marwood, Goodleigh, etc. Docket title dusty. 1871. £22.00
    Among the properties listed are Upcott Mansion House, Pilton, six cottages in Bell Meadow, Barnstaple, part of Hele Mill lands, Ilfracombe.


  64. Lew Trenchard TWO PHOTOGRAPHS of the interior of the Manor, one showing an elaborate fireplace at the end of what appears to be a ballroom, and the other a room with low ceiling, with plasterwork, sofas, round table, portraits. Black and white glossy prints, size 7" x 8". 1960's? £5.00
    The house was once lived in by Baring Gould, and became a hotel in 1949.


  65. Lydford PENCIL DRAWING titled 'Lydford bridge'. On thick paper, size approx. 10" x 14". Shows stream in steep wooden ravine, looking upstream towards the bridge, ferns etc. in foreground. In dark green mount with gold line. c1806. £50.00

  66. Lydford PRESS PHOTOGRAPH Western Morning News, Plymouth stamp on verso. Black and white print, close-up view showing six men digging out a steam train which is covered in deep snow and icicles. Note on the back says it's near Lydford 1963. Size 6" x 8". 1963. £8.00

  67. Oreston SECTION, ELEVATION AND GROUND PLAN of Proposed Quay Wall, Oreston Sewer Outfall. In ink and two wash colours on brownish tracing paper, size 16" x 21", scale 4 ft. to an inch. Folded... together with.... SKETCH OF PROPOSED SYPHON. Section in ink and colour on waxed cotton, size 12" x 19", showing an iron pipe running from a drainage pit on the left past an 'Air Pump', into the sea, with high and low water mark shown. With note that exact measurements are to be determined later. no date. c1880? 2 items. 17th May 1872 and c1880. £18.00

  68. Otterton DEPOSITION OF GEO. WAYMOUTH of Otterton, Made on Oath before the Right Worshipful the Mayor of Exeter. Broadside, 4to, printed on one side only, heading in large letters, paper browned throughout, folds, some slight wear at one fold. 20 lines, describing how Waymouth, while walking in a meadow of Lord Rolle's by the banks of the Otter, was beaten by Rev. Archdeacon Moore, of Otterton, who accused him of insulting Lord Rolle. Sworn before me, Wm. Crockett, Mayor, Exon, 26 March, 1824. £24.00
    "'You have accused two Magistrates of not doing you justice, when you swore to meeting a carter of Lord Rolle's riding without reins'... I said 'that case was notorious... as I had given it in 500 printed Letters..'".


  69. Owen (J) and Bowen (E) ROAD MAP from Britannia Depicta 1720. Size approx. 7" x 5", strip map in three columns showing the road from Barnstaple to Torrington, hand-coloured. Description of Ilfracombe, Ford, etc. and two coats of arms. On verso is uncoloured continuation from Exeter through Chumleigh etc. 1720. £20.00

  70. Passmore (R) Land Surveyor SURVEY or estimated value of Easewell Estate & Cott situate in the Parish of Morthoe in the County of Devon taken acct. of the 5th & 6th of September 1820. Folio sheet listing in columns 16 parcels of land, measure, value, with recommendations for improvement. Foxing along central fold, and small tear, without loss. 1820. £20.00

  71. Plymouth THE CITADEL PLYMOUTH from the Sound. Tinted lithograph 8" x 14", plus margins. Show the citadel from the sea, with hills in the distance, cliffs on the left with path leading up the hill, tower on right, variety of ships in the foreground, a sailing boat with dark sails manned by two men in the foreground, other sailing boats and paddle steamer behind them. Very light crease just visible reaching about 1" into plate from right hand margin. Published by Jewitt & Micklewood opposite the Bank of England, Plymouth. c1850. £45.00
    Somers Cocks 'Devon Topographical Prints', No. 2025.


  72. Quatremain (W.W) TORQUAY Queen of English Watering Places, from Original Water Colours by W.W. Quatermain. 13 views, size approx. 4" x 5", overall size of album 7" x 9", wraps with small view on front wrap, wraps darkened, staples rusty hence middle leaf loose. Recent bookplate, a few small spots in margin of first few views. c1910? £7.00

  73. Rolle (Lord) LETTER from Lord Rolle to an un-named lady correspondent, dated Bicton, Exeter, 2 Nov. 1816. 28 lines in an untidy hand, on 2p., small 8vo, blank conjoint leaf, folded. 1816. £15.00
    Thanks her for inviting Lady Rolle to her house for a change of air, but says his wife is too ill to see anyone. She hopes to proceed to Little Torrington when she is stronger. Thanks her for the gift of the lobster 'of which I am sorry to say she could not partake'.


  74. Rowe (G), Lith. Cheltenham WATER'S MEET NEAR LYNMOUTH DEVON Lithograph, size 8" x 11", plus margins. A few small foxing spots in bottom margin. c1840. £18.00
    Shows view across the valley to a large house, figure seated on rocks bottom right.


  75. Seaton LETTER dated Seaton 24 April, 1840, from William Head to Robert Head, Solicitor, Exeter. 2p., small 8vo. Asks him to make enquiries about a kind of closed carriage he wishes to purchase 'with a kind of window I believe they are called Britskas. I suppose I shall be obliged to keep one...'. Address and postmarks 'Seaton No. 2' and 'Axminster'. 1840. £8.00

  76. Silverton ORDER signed by John Acland and W. Walrond, for the maintenance of two base children at Silverton. 29 lines on one side of 4to sheet, which has been stuck to a leaf of stiff paper. The paper is browned due to the glue marks on the back, but the ink is dark and clear. Refers to two base children born within the parish, one about 9 years past, of the body of Elizabeth Pullen, and the other about 5 years past of the body of Elizabeth Lack. It appeared Nicholas Radford was the reputed father of both, and he was ordered to contribute. 1598. £60.00
    The girls were called Embory Lack and Potter Pullen. John Acland (later Sir John Acland) was a Justice of the Peace and Sheriff of the County. He signs his name with a final 'e'.


  77. Spreat (W) OTTERTON CHURCH AND GITTISHAM CHURCH Two views on one sheet. Lithotint from Nature by W. Spreat. C. Hulmandel's Patent. Size of each view 4" x 6", plus margins. c1842. £18.00

  78. Spreat (W), Publisher PLYMOUTH FROM MOUNT EDGECUMBE Stoke, Stonehouse, Stonehouse Pool, Victualling Office, Devil's Point. Dedicated by special permission to the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Mount Edgecumbe. Fine tinted lithograph, size 9" x 14", plus wide margins (overall size 15" x 22") showing the town from across the river, with docks, smoking factory chimneys etc., shipping in river, hills in far distance. Three small edge tears, repaired on verso, at top edge, light waterstain approx. 5" across, in bottom margin. A few very small spots in bottom margin. c1845. £60.00
    Somers Cocks 'Devon Topographical Prints', No. 2208. A print with an unusual rich velvety texture, and the clever tinting in sepia gives a very realistic, almost photographic feel. The reflections in the water are particularly well done.

    FEVER AND SMALLPOX

  79. Stephens (Richard), of Winscott LETTER from Richard Stevens, dated Winscott Febry 7th 1741. 2p., small 4to, no address panel so presumably enclosed in wrapper originally. Some small edge tears. Speaks of local political matters, the '4 Cornish Govrs.' who 'voted with the Court in the Bossiney affair out of private pique to one of the intended members', a Torrington man who is cheating on his wife, and the outbreak of smallpox. 1741. £24.00
    'There is little news here and that most melancholy, great numbers still dying in the fever & smallpox... I hear it falls hard upon the old women, Mrs Cradock, Ms. May & old goody Baker is fallen. What luck you have had about Torrington I can't exactly tell as the Disorder prevents me from going thither...'


  80. Stowford TWO BOOKS OF COPY LETTERS of J.B. Prout, of Spry Town, Stowford. First book 1855-58, size 14" x 9", half calf, paper on board rubbed, calf on corners torn, 156 pages of nearly written copies, in a large hand. In the second, larger book are 36 pages of copy letters, 1859-69. Lacks front boards and obviously has had many pages cut out, binding loose, remains of calf spine. Copies of letters sent by Prout, including to Limburg where he had worked in Manganese mining, and has an interest in a mine there which he wishes to sell; letters to local people about manganese, his assessment of the manganese at Drewsteignton, 'Hagston Old mine near Allerton is quite renewed by cutting a parallel lode - Hayle near Lifton is now working & the water kept out by steam...', 'Walked over the Wollaton Mine & looked a the situation of the leat - sufficient water could be had for another wheel to work... by using flat rods to the surfce as the adit I am informed is so small and crooked...' . Other letters relate to his investments, agreements for keeping of sheep, offer to undertake management of a mine half a mile from his house 'and deliver the manganese at the Mills and Quays' while Capt. Curnow is ill, etc. There is also 'Valuation List of the Parish of Stowford in the County of Devon' in a slightly different hand, over 4 pages, with list of occupiers, owners, name of property, extent, value etc., and 4 pages of measurements of various tenements. At the back are 18 pages of recipes for cures for people and stock, such as 'To cure Warts & Chaps on Cows Udders', 'Hydrophobia & Venomous Bites' etc. Two items. 1859-69. £120.00
    John Barratt Prout is listed in Kelly's Directory of 1883 as 'farmer Stone Park (Stowford)'.


  81. Torquay CORNERWAYS Belgrave Road, Torquay. Brochure advertising the hotel, 7pp., 8vo, wraps. Map and photos. c1940's? £5.00


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  82. Bright's Stores Ltd. ALBUM OF BOURNEMOUTH VIEWS Full-Page and Other Photographic Reproductions and Panoramic View. 32 views, including one folding panorama. Cloth-covered boards, size 9" x 11". Adverts. Lacks most of cloth on spine, boards darkened at edges. Inner front hinge split, some slight pinkish staining in bottom margin of last three views. c1900. £24.00
    Views (mostly by Miell & Ridley) include Branksea, Swanage, Corfe, as well as Bournemouth.


  83. Stockland DECLARATION of Jane Spicer of Chard about his James Wakley of Exeter, Chinaman. Jane Spicer's niece had been Wakley's first wife. She says they had two children but they died in infancy. Manuscript, 1p. small folio. 1875. £8.00
    Possibly relates to a case where someone claimed to be a child of the first wife.


  84. Wambrook RELEASE IN FEE of Premises in Wambrook Dorset and Grant of a Right of Way, Isaac Deane and his Trustee to Revd. Wm. Palmer. Two large vellum sheets, wax seals. With brief Schedule of deeds. Loosely inserted is LEASE FOR A YEAR, single vellum sheet, 2 wax seals. Ink slightly faded. 1814. £16.00
    The land comprised 30 acres part of allotments of land numbered on the map of inclosure, and bounded on by a piece of land called Buenos Ayres, and land belonging to Wadham College.


  85. Wambrook RELEASE in Fee of a Piece of Land in Wambrook, Thomas Lawrence to the Revd. W. Palmer. Vellum, two large sheets, two wax seals. Ink slightly rubbed at two folds. 1814. £18.00


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  86. Broxbourne, Nazeing, Cheshunt ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLIX N.E. and sheets to the south and east. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo paper wraps. Roads and water-features coloured. Some areas round Nazeing shaded pale blue and marked with dates in small ink figures, a few other areas outlined in pink. 1897. £26.00

  87. Little Burstead WATERCOLOUR titled 'Little Burstead Church, Essex, S.E.'. Size 6" x 7", with ruled border, in grey tones, with detailing in ink. Some slight spotting in sky area. c1820. £16.00
    The foreground of the churchyard is shown in a rather poor perspective but the architectural detail of the church is well-drawn.


  88. Northfleet, Grays Thurrock, Gravesend ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XCV. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo paper wraps. 1923. £20.00

  89. 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


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  90. Almondsbury AN ACT for inclosing the Marsh Common, otherwise Salt Marsh, in the Parish of Almondsbury.... 18pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1815. £18.00

  91. Brockworth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXIV N.W. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 12" x 18", plus wide margins. Water features hand-coloured. 1891. £16.00
    Covers Brockworth, Green Street, Little Witcombe. Greenway.


  92. Chipping Sodbury area ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Seven maps, scale 1:25,000 (2" to the mile). Each sheet measuring approx. 18" x 19", colour printed. Sheet nos ST58 (Severn Beach, Sudbrook); 31/68 War Office Edition (Frampton Cotterell, Tytherington); ST69 (Oldbury, Berkeley), ST89 (Kingscote, Nailsworth, Tetbury), S080 (Stroud, Painswick), ST88 (Great Badminton, Didmarton), ST77 (Tormarton, Marshfield). Provisional Editions 1950's. £36.00
    Compiled from 6" sheets, fully revised early 1900's, with later minor revisions.


  93. Gloucester and Forest of Dean area ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Nine flat map sheets, scale 1: 25,000 (2" to the mile). Each sheet measuring approx. 18" x 19". Sheet nos SO50 (St. Briavels), S060 (Lydney), S062 (Ross Kilcot), S070 (Frampton on Severn, Lower Cam), S071 (Westbury on Severn), S072 (Newent), S080 (Stroud, Painswick), S090 (Sapperton). Provisional Edition. 1951. £24.00

  94. Gloucester area THREE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 12" x 19", plus margins. Sheets XXXIII S.E. (Upton St. Leonards, Brookthorpe), XXXIII N.W. (western edge of city, Hempsted, Elmore), SheetXXXIII N.E. Contours in red. The last sheet has corner torn away at left margin, and a few grubby marks in margins. Editions of 1924. £22.00

  95. Gloucester ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXV S.W. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 12" x 18", plus wide margins. Crease in bottom left margin. Second Edition 1903. £15.00
    Covers Highnam Court, Alney Island, Maisemore, the western edge of Gloucester.


  96. Gloucester ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP composite map, scale 25" to 1 mile, made of two sheets butted together. Overall size 25" x 72". Covers the southern part of the city, from Brunswick Square to Tuffley Avenue, and the River Severn to May Tree Square, Coney Hill. 1938. £32.00
    Shows the Gloucester & Berkeley Canal, with the industrial sites along its banks, such as the Saw Mills, Timber Yard, Railway Carriage & Waggon Works, Atlas Engineering.


  97. Gloucester to Clay Pitts Road AN ACT for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act.... for amending and keeping in Repair the Road from a certain Bridge over a Brook or Stream, called Sudbrook, near the City of Gloucester, to the Nine Mile Stone on the Bristol Road, at or near a Place called The Clay Pitts.... 4pp, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1800. £12.00

    LARGE SCALE MAP

  98. Greenwood (C) & (J) MAP OF THE COUNTY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE From An Actual Survey Made in the Year 1823. Large folding engraved map, uncoloured, scale 1" = 1 mile, dissected and mounted on linen, overall size approx. 58" x 51", folding to 10" x 8". With an engraved view of Gloucester Cathedral. Inserted in cloth-covered slipcase, cloth chipped at base of one narrow edge, one side strengthened down its length with tape where card has split at joint. With the engraved armorial bookplate of T. Parker Rickford, Royal Welsh Fusiliers. Small circular cancelled library stamp on bookplate. Published November 22nd, 1824. £720.00

  99. Hicks-Beach (M.E) PHOTOGRAPH Head and shoulders portrait, in profile, size , pasted onto thick card. c1880. £8.00

  100. Horsley, Analytical Chemist MR. J. HORSLEY Consulting and Analytical Chemist... Begs to call the attention of the Medical Profession... Agriculturalists, and the Public generally, to the following Scale of Fees and Charges... Single 4to sheet, printed on one side only, listing charges for Assaying Ores, Testing Water, Analysing Guano, Soils, Manures, etc. '389 High St. Cheltenham' in ms. at bottom. Traces of folds. n.d. c1880. £16.00

  101. North Nibley AGREEMENT between Francis Chambers of North Nibley, yeoman, and Robert Purnell of the Redge In Wotton Under Edge, Clothier, for dividing the hedgerow and trees which run between their respective lands at Pitcombe(?) in North Nibley. On vellum, size 13" x 19", small wax seal with a deer, witnessed on verso. 1706. £18.00
    Docket title 'deed for dividing mounds'. Refers to the hedge 'between the moorstone now set up about the middle of the hedge' to 'the moorstone at the foot of the elme next the highway'


  102. Olveston AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Manor and Tithing of Olveston within the Parish of Olveston in the County of Gloucester. 28pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1841. £17.00

  103. Quedgeley, Tuffley THREE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Scale 25" to 1 mile. Sheets XXXIII.11, covering Whaddon Tuffley Brick and Tile Works, Sneedhams Green; XXXIII.6, covering River Severn, Canal, Match Factory, Quedgeley Court; XXXIII.7, covering Tuffley Avenue, St. Aldate Church, Matson, Tuffley Knoll. Some pin holes in all maps, one with some ink blots along extreme top edge of paper (not obtruding onto map). Three items. 1923-36. £26.00

  104. Rock's ROYAL CABINET ALBUM OF GLOUCESTER Ten photolitho views on folding strip. Small 4to, gilt wraps, faded, stains on back board, repaired split along first fold. c1890. £6.00
    8 of the 12 views are of the Cathedral.


  105. Stroud, Lydney ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Ten maps, scale 1: 25,000 (2" to the mile). Each sheet measuring approx. 18" x 19", colour printed. Sheet nos SO50 (St. Briavels); S060 (Lydney); SO62 (Ross); S070 (Frampton on Severn); S)71 (Westbury on Severn); S072 (Newent), S073 (Ledbury), S080 (Stroud), S090 (Sapperton). Provisional Editions, flat sheets. 1950's. £36.00
    Compiled from 6" sheets, fully revised early 1900's, with later minor revisions.


  106. Tewkesbury SIGNAL BOX DIAGRAM In ink and watercolour on cartridge paper. Size 19" x 70", linen-backed, rolled. Shows up-down line and sidings in bright colours, wheel stops, points working and much other information. At the left edge is 'From Upton on Severn' and on the right 'To Ashchurch'. British Railways W.R. Signal Engineeer's Office, Reading. 1950's. £70.00
    'Tewkesbury North G.F. No. 1. 2 Levers Working Points & FPL. 'X' Released by Key on Wooden Train Staff'.


  107. Thornbury, Chipping Sodbury ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Nine flat map sheets, scale 1: 25,000 (2" to the mile). Each sheet measuring approx. 18" x 19". Sheet nos SO50 (St. Briavels), S060 (Lydney), S062 (Ross Kilcot), S070 (Frampton on Severn, Lower Cam), S071 (Westbury on Severn), S072 (Newent), S080 (Stroud, Painswick), S090 (Sapperton). Provisional Edition. 1949-1951. £24.00


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  108. Bacon's MAP OF HAMPSHIRE South Division. By Edw. Weller. Divided into 5 mile squares. Colour printed map size approx. 12" x 18", central fold. Scale " to 1 mile. Divided into 5 mile squares. c1885. £12.00
    From 'Bacon's Atlas of The British Isles'.


  109. Basingstoke ADMINISTRATION of the will of Henry Peircie of Basingstoke, 1703. Small vellum sheet size 7" x 9", with will in which he leaves 12 pence apiece to his children and appoints his wife Elizabeth as executrix, attached is probate certificate of the Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury, in Latin, in manuscript, signed Thos. Welham. Tag but no seal or traces of one.1 1703. £24.00

  110. Basingstoke SALE PARTICULARS of the Fine Residential, Sporting and Agricultural Estate, Stratton Park, For Sale by Private Treaty... The Georgian Residence... Park of Over 200 Acres... approached by Three Principal Drives... each guarded by a picturesque Lodge... 12pp., oblong folio. Photo on front and back wrap, plus 11 other tipped in photographs. n.d. 1930's? £26.00
    Fine views of the formal and rock gardens, exterior, and the lavish interiors.


  111. Gosport AN ACT to amend an Act of the Fifty-first Year of His late Majesty, for erecting a new Market Place in the Town.... of Gosport. 17pp, disbound, including brief Schedule. 1828. £10.00

  112. Kilmeston SALE PARTICULARS of the residential and agricultural property 'Dean House', Kilmeston, 213 Acres, comprising The Delightful Country House... Beautiful Gardens and Richly Timbered Pleasure Grounds... Home Farm... 14 Cottages... for Sale by Auction... 22nd July, 1930. 15pp., folio, stiff wraps, large folding coloured plan at rear, 6 tipped-in photographs. Edges of wraps dust-stained. 1930. £22.00

  113. Lymington, Freshwater ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 330. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19" plus margins, linen-backed. Areas shaded in different colours (in hundreds). Edges dusty. Some amendments made in red ink, for example some place names crossed through and others underlined, some small red crosses around Newport, some names added, for example 'Totland' and 'East Boldre.' Stamp in the top margin 'Bd. of A & F Stock Sheet. If borrowed to be returned to the Survey Branch'. Three stamps of Board of Agriculture in margin. Feint signature bottom right. Railways inserted to 1888. £25.00

  114. Micheldever AUCTION SALE PARTICULARS of the Residential, Sporting and Agricultural Estate Stratton Park, Micheldever, extending to about 2,243 Acres, including The Important Georgian Residence... 4 Lodges, Four Capital Farms, First Class Shooting, Attractive Cottages... for sale by Auction... March 3rd, 1930. 28pp., folio, stiff printed wraps with photograph tipped onto front wrap.,13 tipped-in photographs, tissue guards, large folding plan at rear. Edges of front wrap dusty. 1930. £40.00

  115. 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.


  116. Ryde Isle of Wight AUCTION POSTER. Messrs. Wallis, Riddett & Down have received instructions to sell by Auction Eight Cottages and a Workshop, at the Top of High Street, Ryde and the Corner of Swanmore Road, and Hill Street..... Size 30" x 20". One horizontal fold. 1894. £17.00

  117. Ryde Isle of Wight AUCTION POSTER. Messrs. Wallis, Riddett & Down have received instructions to sell by Auction Villa Residence, known as "Sussex Lodge".... at the corner of Melville Street and Dover Street, Ryde.... Size 30" x 20" 1894. £17.00
    'Within a few minutes' walk of the Sea, the Esplanade Gardens and the Pier...' Lists the rooms in the house, stables, etc.


  118. Ryde, Isle of Wight AUCTION POSTER. Messrs. Wallis, Riddett & Down. Have received instructions to Sell by Auction.... Four Dwelling-Houses known as Nos, 1, 2, 3 & 4, Trinity Terrace. Situated on the East side of Daniel Street, Ryde..... Size approx. 30" x 20". 1893. £14.00

  119. Shedfield PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold properties situate at Shedfield in the parish of Droxford comprising Three Brick-Built and Slated Cottages, one Acre of Meadow Land, Three Acres of Arable land, which will be offered by Public Auction.... Botley, March 4th, 1878. 3pp., folio, folded. 1878. £14.00

  120. 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. Says they think J. Baker should claim ofr repairs 'as well as for the laffite(?) '54'. Signed Henry Hine. 1885. £6.00


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    Hertfordshire


  121. Berkhampstead LETTER signed 'Brownlow', on notepaper headed 'Ashridge, Gt. Berkhampstead', to an unknown correspondent, date only 'Aug. 11th'. 3p., small 8vo. Answers an enquiry about 'the butts', 'I may mention the great butt is a large affair made of oak timber... but the small butts are only stacks of underwood about fifteen feet deep, and I never knew a bullet go through them...' no date. c1890? £8.00

  122. Heronsgate PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of The Pines, Heronsgate... for Sale by Auction... July 28th, 1938. 13pp., 4to, printed wraps, photo tipped onto front wrap, 5 tipped-in photographs. Crease in front wrap, number in ink on wrap. 1938. £15.00

  123. Ickleford PARTICULARS OF SALE, PLAN AND VIEWS of... Ickleford Manor, Ickleford, near Hitchin... Gardens, Grounds, Cottages and Parkland, with Trout Fishing in the River Oughton... For Sale by Private Treaty. 9pp., 8vo., colour photo on front wrap, 12 small photographic views, folding plan. Price realised on front wrap. 1928. £18.00

  124. Kings Walden, Manor of SURRENDER by John Welch, one of the Customary Tenants, 'out of Court... by the rodd into the hands of the Lord of the said Mannor by the hands of Edward Catherall and Robert Jenkyn' of lands called Flexmore Field, Whiteway Close, a piece of land in Cholwell Common. The tenancy was to go to George Chalkley of Bendish in Paul's Walden, yeoman. 1p., manuscript, blank conjoint leaf with docket title. Signed by Catherall and Jenkyn, Welch, and one other, with a note of sum paid. Paper slightly darkened, some spots on conjoint leaf. 1706. £26.00


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    Huntingdonshire


  125. Pidley SURRENDER at the Manor Court of Somersham, of various tofts and large pieces of Fen Ground and a cottage, at Pidley, in the Manor of Somersham with the Soak, John Cole of Fenton, copyhold tenant. 2p., folio, manuscript, folded. 1780. £18.00


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    Kent


  126. Brent AN ACT to make provision with respect to certain lands known as the Brent at or near Dartford... 13pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1877. £8.00

  127. Cranbrook BOND of John Tilden of Cranbrook to George Baker. 1p., folio, 31 lines, in English and Latin. Small wax seal, signed Tilden and two witnesses (including 'Mantle Boughton'). 1729. £26.00
    Relates to a house in Hawkhurst.


  128. Dartford, Crayford AN ACT for supplying Dartford, Crayford, Eltham and other Places in Kent with Water. 27pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1860. £12.00

  129. Erith & Wrotham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Very Valuable Freehold Estate called The Marsh Farm.... and a Public House called The Chequers or Halfway House, Situate on the Banks of the River Thames, at Erith.... and also of a Freehold Estate at Wrotham... with a residence called Ivy Hall.... For Sale by Auction.... 23rd September, 1847. Folio, 3pp, fine double-page lithographed plan by J. Cross & Son, Holborn, loosely inserted, hand-coloured in full wash colour showing the Thames, The Chequers building and adjacent fields, with table of reference. There is no reference to any plan or plans in the document so it is not clear whether there was also a plan of Lot 2. 1846. £36.00

  130. Kent Roads AN ACT for repairing the Road from the Royal Oak, on Wrotham Heath, to the Town of Wrotham, in the County of Kent, and from thence to Foots Cray... Cover leaf + 20pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1752. £9.00

  131. Ramsgate and Sandwich AN ACT for the Maintenance and Improvement of the Harbour of Ramsgate... and for cleansing, amending and preserving the Haven of Sandwich... Spotty throughout. 46pp., plus cover leaf, small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1792. £12.00

  132. St. Michaels, Tenterden PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Commodious Freehold Coachbuilders' and Wheelwrights' Premises, with 2 Dwelling Houses adjoining... for sale by Auction... April 6th, 1900. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title. 1900. £12.00


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    Lancashire


  133. Accrington CLASS PHOTOGRAPH titled in later writing on verso 'Benjamin Hargreaves School Accrington'. Size 4" x 6", mounted on card with red line border. Shows three rows of boys and girls about 3-5 years old, with two young teachers in long dresses. c1900. £8.00

  134. Clitheroe REPORT OF THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY AND DIVISION INTO WARDS OF THE BOROUGH. 2pp. with a folding Plan of the borough by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline. Scale 4" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound, some off-setting on plan. 1837. £22.00

  135. Clitheroe REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF CLITHEROE: with a Description of the Proposed Boundary. 3pp. with a folding Plan of the borough by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline, scale 2" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1832. £24.00

  136. General Strike LIVERPOOL EXPRESS BULLETIN May 8th, 1926. Single sheet, broadsheet size, printed on one side only. Folded, hole 1" diameter where folds meet at centre, with loss of some text. 1926. £10.00
    'More Specials Wanted', 'Union Leaders Suspended'.


  137. Ince Hall Moss Colliery WIGAN NINE FEET MINE. MANUSCRIPT PLAN Plan in ink and nine colours on stiff paper backed with linen Size 38" x 72", shows workings coloured according to date of working, buildings. Each part of the working dated with month and year in small neat ink lettering. The plan covers almost the whole of the paper. Note on lease bottom left. Some small horizontal creases in paper throughout, plan dusty, paper ragged along top and bottom edges, without affecting drawing. Plan titled on verso. Dates on workings 1871-1917. £85.00

  138. Lancashire TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet 67 (Garstang, Ribchester), Sheet 59 (Lancaster, High Bentham). Each size 13" x 18", plus margins. 'Outline Series' stamp in right margin. 2 items. 1913. £25.00

  139. Mawdesley family, of Ormskirk MAWDSLEY PEDIGREES AND OTHER MISCELLANEOUS NOTES Notebook so titled on front board. Size 13" x 8", boards, cloth spine. First page with large painted shield showing three picks, surmounted by an eagle. 79 pages of pedigrees and notes, index to wills, pedigrees in red and blank ink. Includes at the end some pedigrees and notes on Lockton of Ducklington, Oxfordshire, Angove of Redruth and Phillack, Cornwall, Furlong of Ilsington, Devon. Tucked in a home-made pocket inside front board are a list of Mawdesley Baptisms, Marriages, Burials, 18p., foolscap, and a bundle of letters, responses to requests for searches in registers, 1879-1903. Endpapers dusty. c1910. £50.00

  140. Warrington AN ACT for Repairing, Widening and Amending the Road from Warrington to Wigan, in the County of Lancaster. Cover leaf + 20pp, some pages spotty and rather browned, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1727. £12.00


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    Leicestershire


  141. Little Glen SETTLEMENT by Abstinence Poughfer of Leicester on his son Thomas Poughfer's marriage to Hannah Spencer, of Beccles. Vellum, size 25" x 31", 4 wax seals, some browning. 1732. £20.00
    Refers to the Manor of Little Glen and the various tenements and lands within it.


  142. Olveston Priory THE SOUTH-WEST VIEW OF OLVESTON-PRIORY, IN THE COUNTY OF LEICESTER. Copper plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 8" x 14", plus wide margins. A fine early impression. Samuel & Nathaniel Buck, 1730. £40.00


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    Lincolnshire


  143. Allington WILL of William Marriott of Allington, farmer, 1769. 2p., small folio. Copy of Probate Copy. Paper watermarked 1801. £14.00
    Bequeathes his properties in Allington.


  144. Lincolnshire BACON'S NEW 'HALF-INCH' CYCLING ROAD MAPS No. 7. Lincoln. Reduced by permission from the New Ordnance Survey. Coloured map size 24" x 32", linen-backed and folding into tall thin 8vo boards, which are slightly faded. Best cycling roads shown in red. With Index of Towns, giving population at 1901 census. Key shows dangerous roads, etc. c1910. £12.00

  145. Rutland (Duchess of) LETTER to a Mrs Nicholls mentioning a dance, trip to Hatfield, a book she sent her. 2p., 8vo., with an impressed view of Belvoir Castle at the top, white on a red background... together with a note to the same correspondent on card with a morning border. Both signed 'Janett Rutland.' no date. c1900. £8.00


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    London


  146. Bow Lane BILL of Josiah Harris made out to Edward Venn, for work at his house, 1804-8. 12 pages in a neat hand, small folio, sewn at margin. Lists date, work, and price. Concerns mainly soft furnishings, such as curtain, bed drapes, mattresses, mirrors, and small pieces of funiture... together with... TWO LETTERS dated Camberwell 4th and 18th July, 1826, from Edward Venn to (his cousin?) E.B. Venn at 1 German Place, Brighton. Says he has had problems concentrating on his affairs because of his daughter's marriage problems. She was unwell 'and her reason seemed to be very unsettled'. The second letter explains that the daughter wants a deed of separation, but wishes to grant her husband part of her £100 a year allowance. She says the husband never struck her, but 'in the violence of the moment he has readily shoved me'. Each three pages, with address panel and wax seal on verso. 3 items. 1808. £55.00
    Edward Venn was a tea broker (in April 1807 Harris appraised the desks in the Counting House in Bow Lane). He obviously lived in some style. His carpets were made to order to fit the rooms: 'To an Orange Ground (Leopard Spot) Kidderminster Carpet (Plann'd to Room)...' The composition of the curtains, bed furnishings, blinds, etc., is described in detail. For example: 'To Makg. 3 Sett Rod Window Curtains with French twisted Draperies lined wth. yellow Callico turnd over & Fringed'. Later, his daughter, Charlotte, went against his wishes and made a rash marriage, the son-in-law having deceived her about his family and education.


  147. 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

  148. 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

  149. Davies's MAP OF LONDON AND ITS ENVIRONS Showing the New Railways, Stations and Other Improvements. Fully hand-coloured plan, scale 2 inches to 1 mile. Size 30" x 46", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into yellow endpapers, size 7" x 5", inserted in slipcase with printed paper label, label spotty. 1891. £180.00

  150. Guildhall BANQUET AT GUILDHALL Monday, 9th November, 1874. The Right Honourable David Henry Stone, Lord Mayor. Programme of the Music. 31pp., 4to, a.e.g., printed in brown, attractive borders, and decorative initial letters. Stiff pale green wraps. Includes a history of the Guildhall, and The New Library and Museum. Traces of glue on edges of back wrap. 1874. £14.00

  151. Houses of Parliament AN ACT to enable the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods, Forests.... and Buildings to purchase Ground and Tenements required to complete the Site for the new Houses of Parliament. Pages numbered 33-52, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Arthur Spottiswoode, 1837. £17.00

  152. Kensal Green ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet London XLVII/Middlesex XVI.7. Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 37". Grand Junction Canal hand-coloured. Lettered in stencilled black lettering top left 'L & N.W.R. Electrification. Passenger Station at Kensal Green. Drawing no. 4'. A small red oblong has been on drawn in on the embankment near Hazel Rd. Photozincographed. Edition of 1894-6. £24.00
    Covers Queen's Park, GWR line, All Soul's Cemetery, Cricket Ground, Athletic Grounds.


  153. London Bridge AN ACT to authorize the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury to advance Money out of the Consolidated Fund towards the Expences of rebuilding London Bridge. Pages numbered 337-340, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Strahan, 1826. £12.00

  154. Mogg (Edward) MOGG'S TWENTY FOUR MILES ROUND LONDON Folding engraved map. Circular map with London at the centre, extending to Hertford, Windsor, Ryegate, Stanford le Hope. Scale half an inch to 1 mile. Diameter of circle 20", overall size of map 24" x 22". Information about the roads in the four corners. Large title, scale bar. Fully hand-coloured. Linen-backed and folding to 6" x 4", inserted in card slip case, covered with marbled paper, old bookplate on side, some brown staining over the bookplate. Published Jany. 1st. 1812 by Edward Mogg, No. 14 Little Newport St. Leicester Square. £285.00
    Howgego No. 235 (3). There were two previous editions.

    KING'S SCHOLARS POND SEWER

  155. Sewers RECEIPT to Lady Tynte for rate assessed by His Majesty's Justices and Commissioners of Sewers for the City of Westminster, for 'defraying the Expences of Repairing and Cleansing King's-Scholars-Pond-Sewer, and conveying the Rain and Waste-Waters through the same, into the River Thames'. Printed on both sides of slip of paper 3" x 7", manuscript inserts, signed by Collector. H. Reynell, Printer, 21 Piccadilly. 4th May 1790. £18.00
    On the verso is the Order from the Court of Sewers, April 7, 1775, saying many sewers have been erected with bad workmanship, and have to be rebuilt, and that any building of sewers must be directed by the Commissioners Surveyor. This particular sewer was named after the bathing pool of the boys of Westminster School.


  156. Victoria Park lands AN ACT to extend an Act passed in the Fourth and Fifth Years of Her present Majesty, for enabling Her Majesty's Commissioners of Woods to purchase certain lands for Victoria Park. Pages numbered 233-264, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode. 1842. £12.00

    THE WEST INDIA DOCK COMPANY

  157. West India Docks PRINTED LETTER from the Remembrancer's Office, Guildhall, 20th July, 1799, to the Subscribers, on behalf of the Committee of West India Planters and Merchants, requesting the Subscribers to 'a Fund for making and maintaining the intended Docks and Warehouses for the West India Trade at the Isle of Dogs' to pay a deposit, and attend a meeting at the London Tavern for choosing Directors, conformably to the Act. 16 lines, on 1 page 4to, plus printed heading in capitals, signed by T. Tyrrell, blank conjoint leaf with address of Edward Venn, Bow Lane, on verso.... together with... DIRECTORS OF THE WEST INDIA DOCK COMPANY Appointed 8th August, 1799. 15 printed pages, small folio, listing directors on the first page, followed by 'Alphabetical List of Subscribers to the West India Docks', with name, address and amount subscribed. (Venn had subscribed £2,000). Sewn at margin. Printed by Whittingham, Dean St., Fetter Lane. Traces of folds.... together with... AT A GENERAL COURT OF PROPRIETORS OF THE WEST-INDIA DOCK COMPANY Held at Their House in Billiter Square on Friday the 5th January, 1810... The Chairman read to the Meeting a Report from a Committee of Directors on Benefits resulting from the Establishment to the public Revenue, Proprietors of Produce.... which was ordered to be printed for the use of the Proprietors. London. Printed by J. Bryan, Grocers' Hall Court, Poultry. 34 pages, small 8vo., sewn into plain brown paper wraps. 3 items. 1799 and 1810. £85.00
    The West India Dock Act was the first Act of Parliament for dock building. A group of wealthy and influential West India merchants (such as George Hibbert, who became the Chairman of the Company) lobbied for its construction, and the first stage was opened in 1802. Edward Venn was a tea broker, originally from Ipswich.


  158. Westminster Improvements AN ACT for to explain, amend, and render more effectual.... An Act for paving, cleansing, and lighting, the squares, Streets, and Lanes, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, the Parishes of Saint Giles in the Fields, Saint George the Martyr... Cover leaf + pages numbered 459-466, small folio, black letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1763. £12.00


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  159. Cary (J) A MAP OF MONMOUTHSHIRE from the best Authorities. Engraved map hand-coloured in outline, coloured border. Size 18" x 16", scale 2 miles to an inch. Two folds, repaired tear reaching 1" into map at fold at left edge. Published by J. Stockdale, 1805. £35.00

  160. Rowe (G) TINTERN ABBEY West Window. Lithograph. Drawn from nature by G. Rowe. Size 8" x 6", on India paper, wide margins, overall size 9" x 11". c1840. £15.00

  161. Tintern Abbey & Bigswear Roads AN ACT for continuing the Term and amending and extending the Provisions of the Act relating to the Abbey Tintern and Bigswear Roads. 10pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1852. £14.00


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    Norfolk


  162. Aldeby PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF A DESIRABLE SMALL FREEHOLD OCCUPATION and Detached Cottage and Gardens, Situate in Aldeby, Norfolk, which James Mobbs is instructed..... to Sell by Auction at the King's Head Hotel, Beccles, on Friday, July 8th, 1898. 3pp, folio, docket title, folded. 1898. £15.00

  163. Hayward (John), Surveyor MAP OF HEMPNALL-HALL ESTATE in Cotton and Wickham-Skeith, Suffolk, the Property of James Matthews, Gent. 1826. Manuscript map in ink and some colour, on vellum, size 19" x 24". Scale six chains to one inch. Decorative calligraphic title with decorative floureshes, neat compass rose, scale bar, and Contents table, listing 30 inclosures numbered on the map, with acreage, and key to Plantations. Shows the main farm buildings at the centre, a cottage to the north, field boundaries with hedges, in green with narrow band of lighter green was, small areas of woodland, ponds. Each field, and adjoining owners named. John Hayward, Surveyor, April, 1826. £140.00
    A John Hayward is listed in Eden's 'Dictionary of Land Surveyors' as active in Norfolk and Suffolk, 1802-22.


  164. Norwich ENGRAVER'S BILL Bill to Mr C. Rix for Seal etc. from Wm. Hall, Engraver, White Lion Street, Norwich. Size 4" x 7", with Hall's name and address in extremely ornamental lettering. 1877. Folds.... together with.... Bill of Stevenson and Matchett, at their Printing and State Lottery Office, Norfolk Arms, Market Place, Norwich. Engraved with vignette shield plus lion and unicorn, made out to G. Bohun, Attorney for 'Dawson's Assignment'. Size 4" x 8". 2 items. 1877 and 1797. £12.00
    The Printers sold 'Account Books, Bibles, Prayer and School Books, Maps, Quills...'


  165. Wheatacre Burgh PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE, of the MANOR OF WHEATACRE CUM BURGH, with the Fines, Quit-Rents, Royalty, &c. also several eligible Freehold Farms, a Wood, Staithe, Public House, &c. &c.... situate at Wheatacre Burgh, otherwise Burgh St. Peter To be sold by auction by John King, at the Rampant Horse Inn, Norwich, on Saturday, the 8th of August, 1812.... Folio, 15pp, docket title, folded, some slight dustmarking on outside leaf, completed memorandum. 1812. £50.00

  166. Wreningham PARTICULAR AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Estates at Wreningham.... to be sold by Auction by Mr. Jno. Standley on Wednesday the 5th day of Dec. 1860. Sm. folio, 4pp., folded. 1860. £10.00

  167. Wymondham PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of the Freehold Estate comprising a Dwelling-House... Two Cottages and Gardens... arable and pasture land... for Sale by Auction 26th July, 1867. 2pp., folio, plus docket title. Repaired split down left edge. 1867. £8.00
    Names occupiers.



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  168. Ball (Wm.) & Son, Ltd., Rothwell PRICE LIST of Horse Hoes. 4pp., 4to, illustrating 5 machines with blades on the last page... together with... two other price lists, each single sheet, printed on both sides, 4to, illustrating Farm Lurrys, Floats, 'Bedford Carts', 'General Purpose Prize Carts', etc. c1912. £12.00

  169. Pattishall COPY ADMINISTRATION with will annexed, of The Revd. Thomas Welch, Clerk. 5p., folio. Leaves the Presentation to Nether Vicarage and Parish Church of Pattishall, and his lands in Blakesley to his son, Presentation to the Rectory and Parish Church of Slapton to another son, etc. Will dates 1815, copy c1818. £12.00


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  170. Chatton TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION the 7th day of May, 1839, by Mr. George Phillips, All the Excellent Farming Stock, Horses... 155 Ewes with their Lambs, 237 Ewe and Wedder Hogs, 2 Tup Hogs and 1 Tup, all of the Leicester Breed... 17 Draught Horses... upon the Farms of Hetton and Hetton Law... Handbill, size 11" x 9", folds. Attractive decorative lettering. Graham, Printer, April 23rd, 1839. £30.00

  171. Newcastle, Consett, Morpeth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP made up of four quarter sheets. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 26" x 37", sheet 15 at top right, border all round. Area around Newcastle outlined in green, inland from Morpeth in pink. MS note in pencil in margin 'Newcastle & Gateshead Water East Coast Supply Session 1904'. One repaired marginal tear. O.S Blindstamp 1902. £32.00
    Newcastle is more or less at the centre of the map.



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  172. Nottingham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of... Shops, Dwelling Houses and Stabling in Alfreton Road, Raleigh Street, Great Alfred Street... to be Sold by Auction... 12th May 1914. 3pp., folio, folded with docket tile. 1914. £9.00

  173. 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


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  174. Blenheim Palace AN ACT for repairing Blenheim Palace. 11pp., disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1840. £10.00

  175. Oxford University AN ACT to authorize such Person, as His Majesty shall appoint to transfer a certain Sum in Three Pounds per Cent. Reduced Annuities, now standing in the Name of the dissolved College of Hertford, in the University of Oxford.... Pages numbered 841-842, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1816. £12.00

  176. Tickenham LETTER dated 5th May 1820, from Stephen T. Cole to an unknown correspondent. Written on both sides of 4to sheet. Refers briefly to 'Lady Sophia Pierrepoint who is a friend of my Wifes Lady Eliz. Cole'. Suggests that if he visits his relation Sir Henry Ibbetson's house he should take a view of Walter Jenke's 'which is adjacent Sir Henry's and much worth attention...'. Also refers to a fine building once on his land at Stoke Lyne, which burnt down 'in the time of the late Countess of Shipbrook from whom I inherit'. 1820. £20.00


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    Shropshire


  177. Bridgnorth FOUR VOTING PAPERS for the election for Councillors of the Borough, Nov. 1st 1843. Size 6" x 7", printed with names of four people voted for, with their address and profession, signed by four different voters, with their property address. 1843. £16.00

  178. Walker (J) & (C) SHROPSHIRE. Folding engraved, hand-coloured map, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, dissected and mounted on linen, engraved area approx. 12" x 15", plus margins, folding into 12mo cloth boards, with original label. Descriptive summary with table of distances etc., pasted inside front board. 1841. £22.00


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    Somerset


  179. Bath Brewery Ltd. PRICE LIST 4pp., large 4to, folded, printed on thin paper. Lists ales, sherry, claret, sauternes etc. c1900. £18.00
    'To meet numerous enquiries by visitors to the City, the Company have decided to supply their Ales in Stone jars, with Taps....'


  180. Bath FOR SALE BY AUCTION at the Lark-Hall Tavern in the Parish of Walcot on Wednesday May 26th, 1813, the Following Lots of Land, in Fee Being part of the Estate of Richard Hewlett and Others, Late of Bath, Bankrupts.... Auction handbill, sm. folio, printed in a variety of type-faces, describing 3 Lots being parcels of land for building 'situate in the principal Row of Buildings now carrying on in Lark-Hall-Place...' and at Davard's Field at Davard's-Buildings. Cruttwell, Printer, Bath. 1813. £45.00
    Lists adjoining owners.


  181. Batheaston WATERCOLOUR in monochrome. Shows the church in the centre with hills behind, view framed in two trees.. On grey paper, size 7" x 10", small piece torn from top corner, slightly affecting drawing. Titled bottom right 'Batheaston Church 1864'. 1864. £14.00

  182. Bonnor (T), drawn and engraved by HINTON ST. GEORGE. The Seat of the Right Hon. Earl Poulett. 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.


  183. Bridgwater & Taunton AN ACT for Making and Keeping the River Tone Navigable from Bridgwater to Taunton in the County of Somerset. 15pp., plus cover leaf, small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1699. £38.00

  184. Coke (Archibald), Photographer AT CHEDDAR, SOMERSET Photographed by Archibald Coke. Albumen print, size approx. 4" x 7", mounted on thin card, with printed title on card below image 'At Cheddar, Somerset. Photographed by Archibald Cox'. Overall size of card 7" x 10". Loosely inserted in recent beige card mount, with gold line. c1890. £34.00
    Shows a thatched cottage at the foot of a cliff, with a woman in a bonnet seated outside, a man standing in the doorway, various bowls and buckets outside. Just above the cottage is what looks like the entrance to a cave, with a wooden gate, a narrow path leading up to it. Coke also produced a series of photographs 'Devonshire Scenery'.


  185. Hawkridge AUCTION HANDBILL advertising sale of Overland Tenements comprising fee simple of pasture land called West Shercombe, 2 acres of wood on Hawkridge Common, and 40 acres known as Shercombe Allotment. Sm. folio, folded, off-setting. 2p. manuscript conditions of sale attached. 1835. £24.00

  186. Hinton Charterhouse RECOVERY of three messuages, two brewhouses, two malthouses, 35 acres of pastures.... in Charterhouse Hinton, Samuel Townsend, Demandant, Samuel Baker, Tenant, Valentine Webb, Vouchee. Vellum, size 24" x 31", wide border on three sides, engraved with portrait of George IV, putti, large coat of arms, etc. Vellum browned and damp-spotted, rubbed at one fold. Lacks wax sea. 1824. £16.00

  187. Hunstrete Estate TIMBER SALE 700 Timber Trees to be Offered for Sale by Tender, Situate on the Hunstrete Estate.... comprising some Very Fine Ash, Oak & Elm Beech, S. Chestnut, Alder, Aspen and Walnut.... Sale leaflet, 3pp., 8vo, listing 4 Lots, with details of situation. December 1890. £9.00

  188. 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

  189. Larkhall, Bath AUCTION POSTER. Sale of Long Leasehold Property at Larkhall, Bath. Powell & Powell have received instructions to Sell by Auction.... the Semi-detached desirable residence known as Brookleaze Lodge, No 23 Brookleaze Buildings, Larkhall, Bath.... Size approx. 28" x 17". Bath: 1890. £20.00

  190. Nattes NORTH PARADE Bath. Coloured aquatint, size 8" x 10", in ivory thick card mount. Colour very slightly faded. 1804. £30.00
    Shows the Parade with hill in the distance, figures by the railings in the foreground. From 'Bath Illustrated by a Series of Views', 1804.


  191. 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. £60.00
    Refers to lands at 'Quarrampton', Stowey, Cutcombe, Winsford, a house at Dunkery, Stowey Mill.


  192. Oldford ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXX.11. Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 1/2500. Second edition 1904. £14.00
    Covers Staplemead Woollen Mills, Oldford, Whitechapel Farm.


  193. Owen (J) and Bowen (E) ROAD MAP from Britannia Depicta 1720. Size approx. 7" x 5", strip map in three columns showing the road from Bristol to Somerton, hand-coloured. Continuation to Weymouth on verso, uncoloured. 1720. £18.00

  194. Prout (S), drawn by FARLEY CASTLE Somersetshire. Copper engraving, size 6" x 8", plus margins, showing cottages by a bridge over the stream, with the ivy covered tower and ruins behind, woman with washing.... together with another view of the castle from the other side showing two rows of windows, tower on right. Light spotting in margins. 2 items. Published by W. Clarke, New Bond St., May 1, 1810. £15.00

  195. Reynolds and Co. THE ALBUM OF BATH VIEWS 22 photolitho views on extending strip, including a panoramic view from Beechen Cliff, and 'The New Municipal Buildings'. Folding into decorated gilt boards, size 8" x 6", boards darkened at edges, and gilt faded, corners rubbed. circa 1880. £16.00

  196. Turner (J.M.W.) WATCHET Engraved view. From a drawing by Turner, engraved by George Cooke. Size 6" x 9", plus margins, mounted in burgundy card mount, size 14" x 16", with gold line. Description of Watchet printed on verso. c1880. £16.00
    Shows a view across the harbour from the east, group of people in foreground.


  197. Wells TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION for the Lives of three healthy Persons; At the Bull's-Head Inn, in the City of Wells... 26th day of January Instant... The Under-Mentioned Messuage Lands and Premises; Situate in the Tithing of Coxley and near to the said City... Handbill, size 15" x 10", some light creasing. Some prices and purchasers' names added in ink. Lists 10 Lots, with name of field, acreages, occupier. Printed by J.E. Lewis, of whom may be had Stamps for Bills.... 9th January 1815. £45.00
    Includes land called South Croft at Polsham, Folly-Ground, Dwelling House at Coxley.


  198. Wrington HOUSE AT WRINGTON in which Locke was born. Dec. 1810. Watercolour, size 6" x 9", painting covering the whole paper. Shows the cottage at an angle, with graveyard tombs in the foreground. There is a narrow path to a gate by the house, and bushes along the path. Ivy covers the back roof, and some rendering at the side of the house has fallen away exposing brickwork. Other houses are in the middle distance beyond the cottage. Slight darkening of paper down a quarter of an inch at right edge. 1810. £35.00
    Locke was born in 1632 at his grandmother's cottage next to the gate of All Saints Church.



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    Staffordshire


  199. Ipstones SURVEY AND MAP OF LANDS IN THE PARISH OF IPSTONES in the County of Stafford belonging to J. Sneyd Esq., taken in the Years 1770 & 1773 By R. Hill. Manuscript plan in ink and some colour, on vellum, size 15" x 14". Decorative title cartouche with leaves etc., in grey wash, shows fields and a few buildings, each field named, meadow land and woodland shown, land of J. Sneyd outlined in yellow. Table down left hand side listing 30 fields with acreage. Scale of chains, (one and a quarter inches = 10 chains). Ink slightly faded in places, some short vertical creases at top and bottom edges. Small piece cut away at top right corner (in blank area). 1773. £200.00

  200. Lichfield PARTICULARS AND PLAN of the Freehold Mixed Farm known as The Knowle Farm... two cottages... for Sale by Auction October 21st, 1949. 3pp., 4to, printed wraps. Vertical fold. 1949. £8.00


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    Suffolk


  201. Adkinson (Daniel) AN ACCURATE SURVEY OF AN ESTATE belonging to Edwd. Venn M.D. being in the Parishes of Witnesham and Westerfield, Suffk. Manuscript map on vellum, size 16" x 23", in ink and some colour. Very decorative title cartouche of leaves and scrolls etc., very fine drawing of dividers with monochrome decoration as if to imitate chased metal, over a yellow scale of rods, size of drawing 5" x 4". Plan shows three buildings in elevation (very small), field boundaries in green, with some trees along hedges, various ponds in blue, adjoining owners named. Compass rose top right, Table bottom right in decorative cartouche, as title, with field name and letter corresponding to map, with acreage and cultivation indicated. Scale 30 rods = approx. 2". Small hole in vellum about half an inch by a quarter of an inch in table, probably an original fault in vellum. n.d. c1770. £250.00
    Eden's 'Dictionary of Land Surveyors' lists Adkinson as having made estate and parish maps in Suffolk, with a date of 1768. Edward Venn M.D. died in Ipswich in 1780.


  202. Arwarton and Harkstead PARTICULARS of a Freehold Property distinguished as the arwarton and Harkstead Estates... Two Capital Farms... in the neighbourhood of Alton Hall... they will be Sold by Auction by Geo. Robins... 18th day of June, 1844. 5pp., folio, folded with docket title, detailed schedules with field names and acreages, loosely inserted is a fine folded lithographed plan of the estates, size 18" x 24". 1844. £50.00
    Mr Robins notes 'these are the crack Farms of this Vicinity... there being a Quay upon the Farm has greatly facilitated the getting manure from London... the farms extend on the Banks of the River Stour, bounded by a Cliff all the way...'


  203. Bransby (John) THE PLAN OF AN ESTATE in Stonham Aspall and Debenham; belonging to Mrs Mary Venn, in the Occupation of Mr. Charles Bennett. Manuscript plan in ink and some colour on vellum, size 23" x 29". Title bottom right, surrounded by small roses and daises, coloured, and an urn at the top, scale bar in rods, (80 rods = 5"). Shows fields lying mainly to the south of hte road from North End Green to Debenham, fields outlined in colour. Shows buildings, small ponds, gates in hedges. Contents table with field names and acreage, and cultivation. Field names also on map. Adjoining owners named. Ink of Table slightly pale. Surveyed by John Bransby 1798. £170.00

  204. Bungay PREREMPTORY SALE at the Tuns Inn... October 25, 1866... Accommodation Meadows situate in Bungay Trinity abutting upon the road leading from the 'Watch House to Wainford Mills.... A Going or right of pasturing 2 head of Stock upon Stow Fen...' Poster, size 19" x 12", folds. 1866. £20.00

  205. Burston POSTER advertising the auction sale at Diss of a small freehold estate now in the occupation of John Esling, adjoining the estates of the Earl of Albermarle. 16" x 11", folded. Brownish offsetting throughout. 1863. £14.00

  206. Calthorpe (Lord) SMALL FOLDER OF EPHEMERA relating to the Lord Calthorpe, 1793 - 1851. Stiff wraps, 8vo, 10 pages, comprising a few newspaper cuttings, a letter ffrom Venice, 1851, enclosing donation for a church, with his wax seal, engraving of Ampton Hall, handcoloured armorial bookplate, cut signatures, etc. 1793-1851. £14.00

  207. Grange Estate, Beccles PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of an extremely valuable building site laid out with broad roads.... divided into commodious and pleasant sites for the erection of business and private houses.... which Messrs. Flick.... will sell by Auction in a marquee on the ground.... 16th June 1892. 10pp., folio, with very large coloured folding plan and key plan inside front wrap. It has been folded vertically and the front cover is browned at the edges, with some loss of paper in the front wrap down the vertical crease, with some chips at spine. 1892. £26.00
    There are 105 Lots.


  208. Ipswich, Lowestoft ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 25. Size 19" x 28", plus margins, scale half an inch to 1 mile, printed black and blue, rivers and sea in blue. 'Record Map' stamp in margin. Published 1913. Corrections in 1933. £12.00

  209. Knodishall, Blakenham, Gosbeck, Haslewood, Aldeburgh, Occold, etc. PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the very desirable Freehold and Copyhold Estates comprising the Manors of Knodishall, Dunstall, Rishangles and Wortham, Fleedhall..... the Advowsons of the Rectories of Knodishall, Blakenham, Gosbeck and Rishangles: Farms and Lands in Knodishall, Blakenha, Gosbeck, Trimley St. Mary, Trimley St. Martin, Haslewood, Friston, Aldeburgh..... Late the Property of John Vernon of Wherstead Hall, deceased, Which will be Sold pursuant to an Order of the High Court of Chancery.... at the Great White Horse Inn, at Ipswich... 22nd and 23rd days of September, 1820, in Twenty-One Lots... 25 pages, sewn at left margin, size 17" x 11", folded with docket title. With detailed Schedules giving names of fields etc., cultivation, quantity, and deetails of leases, rents. Someone has written in the parish name in large hand ebove the lots, with a note of purchaser and price in many cases. A few minor edge tears, docket title rather worn at folds and slightly darkened. Wilks, Printer, 69 Chancery Lane, London. 1820. £65.00

  210. Lowestoft PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Fifty-six Eligible Freehold Building Plots forming part of the Alexandra Estate.... which will be Sold by Auction..... 21st October, 1874. 6pp., folio, folded with docket title, large coloured folding plan. Edges dusty at folds on outside leaf. 1874. £28.00

  211. Spurling (John), Surveyor, Shotley PLAN of an Estate in the Parishes of Ewarton and Harkstead, late the propertyof Wm. Deane Esq. (Deceased). Manuscript plan on thick paper, backed with linen, in ink and full wash colour. Shows buildings in grey and red, roads, River Stour along the bottom of the map, rough ground an plantations, hedges. Small compass rose. The map has been marked with Lot numbers for an auction, probably later and at the same time a 'Deceased' was written under the name in the title. A small field (about half an inch square) that had projected beyond the border has been cut out and stuck on top right. Name of surveyor bottom right. Paper watermarked 1844. £95.00
    Under 'John Spurling' Eden's 'Dictionary of Land Surveyors' lists 'I and II, or more 1777-1843, Suffolk, of Shotley'.


  212. Stoke Ash CONVEYANCE of a freehold messuage, windmill and Steam Mill in Stoke Ash, Lydia Weavers and others to Ephraim Catchpole. Large vellum sheet, signed by four parties with wax seals. 1876. £24.00

  213. Ufford OBLIGATION BOND of Thomas Underwood of Ufford, Baker, and Andrew Blake of Whiton, Farmer to Nathaniel Whimper, Gentleman, for £600. 1p., sm folio, printed with ms. inserts, two small wax seals with busts. With a memorandum on verso signed by Nathaniel Whimper stating the bond relates to a four-part indenture made between those parties and Revd. William Garrood of Belstead. 1774. £22.00

  214. Wickham Skeith (near Eye) FARM AT WICKHAM SKEITH SUFFOLK Manuscript sketch plan, so titled, with table of reference to 12 fields etc. In ink on thin paper, size of plan approx. 9" x 6", reference table to the right. Overall size of paper 11" x 16". Shows fields with farmhouse, small ponds, adjoining owners. Some minor creasing of paper. c1820. £24.00

  215. Woodbridge FIVE QUAKER BIRTH CERTIFICATES for Alexander, Sarah, Marian, Jeremiah and Elisabeth, children of Benjamin Jesup of Woodbridge. Printed on vellum, size 7" x 8", details added in ink. Each signed by surgeon and two women, present at the birth. Vellum rather spotty, ink rubbed in parts. 1777-86. £35.00


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    Surrey


  216. Croydon ADMINISTRATION CERTIFICATE of the goods of John Farley late of Croydon. Printed certificate with ms inserts, papered seal attached. 1824. £8.00

  217. Ewell ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XIII S.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 12" x 18", plus wide margins. Water features hand-coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo marbled wraps. Label of Commons & Footpaths Preservation Society on front wrap, part footpath near Ewell circled in red with an arrow. 1903. £16.00
    Covers Nonsuch Palace, Worcester Park, Cheam Park.


  218. Guildford, Reigate ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet VIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 36". Linen-backed and folding into 8vo endpapers. Linen browned along 2 folds, slightly affecting the extreme edges of some sections. One endpaper chipped. n.d. c1850. £40.00
    Covers Farnham, Charlwood, Croydon, Kingston, Wokingham.


  219. Haslemere ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 6" to 1 mile, composite sheet made up of XLV.N.W. etc., size 24" x 35", plus margins, water features and roads hand-coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into cloth 8vo wraps. Various estates shaded and outlined in different wash colours, one marked with owners (Gonville & Caius College), others with selling price. 1898-9. £20.00


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    Sussex


  220. Arundel SALE BY AUCTION of £1,000 Consolidated Ordinary Stock of The Arundel Gas Company, 3rd July, 1900. 13pp, sm. 4to. 1900. £12.00

  221. Bexhill PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of.... Detached & semi-Detached Houses and A Pair of Unfinished Semi-Detached Villas... in a high and bracing position at Gunter's Road.... for sale by Auction at the Bell Hotel.... October 6th, 1892. 4pp, folio, last page spotty. 1892. £14.00

  222. Chichester AN INVENTORY of Fixtures in the Mill House and Malt House, late the property of Mr Thos. Tailor, situate in Chapel Street. Appraised by John L. White, Decr. 8th, 1830. Manuscript, 1p., folio, plus blank conjoint leaf, folded with docket title. 1830. £14.00
    Includes Horse Mill with French stones.


  223. Hooper (S) BATTLE ABBEY, SUSSEX Copper engraving. Size approx. 4" x 6", plus wide margins, on thick paper. Pub. 1st June, 1785. £7.00

  224. Iford, West Firle ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet LXVII. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. 1879. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1893. £28.00

  225. Maresfield, Nutley OUTLYING PORTIONS OF THE MARESFIELD PARK ESTATE In the County of Sussex, consisting of 1,138 Acres, Extending Virtually from the Cliffs of Dover to the Chanctonbury Rings, Excellent Dairying and Mixed Farms, comprising Flitterbanks and Hole Farms, Lampool, Cophall, Streetfield, Spring Gardens, Boringwheel Mill... Fairholme, The Dairy House... 30 Country Cotages... Mature Oak Timber and Woodlands... For Sale by Auction... at the Public Hall, Uckfield, 18th November, 1924... 50pp., large 4to, original wraps with coloured view tipped on to front wrap. Printed on buff paper. Large folding key map. Coloured view on first page, and 27 tipped-in black and white views of farmhouses, cottages, tracts of land, fine large panoramic view of Boringwheel Lake, etc. At the rear is a very large folding coloured plan. 1924. £65.00


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    Warwickshire


  226. Birdingbury PARTICULARS OF A MOST ATTRACTIVE COUNTRY RESIDENCE.... "Three Elms" Birdingbury, Warwickshire. To be offered for Sale by Auction.... by Frank Mason, Newey & Co. in association with James Styles & Whitlock.... On Tuesday, 22nd May, 1951. 4to, original card covers, 7pp, one illust. 1951. £11.00

  227. Coventry LETTER signed 'John Sibree', dated Coventry May 12th 1821. Address panel on verso with address to 'Joshua Wilson, Castle Street, City Road, London.' Postmark. Small repair in paper top right. 1p, 4to. 13 lines in a neat hand. 1821. £18.00
    Asks for information from the Church Book for an acquaintaince 'the name is Elisabeth daughter of Saml. & Sarah Shilton... this person has had some property left her & the copy of the Register is wanted...' Possibly the Revd. John Sibree, of Coventry, whose family were friends of George Eliot.


  228. Leamington Spa AUCTION CATALOGUE for sale of Small Country Estate known as Bromson Hill.... About 346 Acres.... 9pp, sm. folio, stiff wraps with actual photo of house. Folding coloured plan. 1964. £8.00

  229. Rugby TWO PHOTOGRAPHS of cricket teams. Unmounted prints, each size 8" x 10", one with the impressed stamp of Geo. A. Dean, Rugby, the other without a name but showing teams in front of the same doorway. Each shows a group of approx. 35, all wearing white trousers, apart from two older men wearing suits and bowler hats, some are wearing striped blazers, some plain dark ones, some white. Some wear cricket caps, others boaters. In one photograph one man is wearing pads. c1890. £85.00
    There is no clue as to who the players are, apart from the building. It is possibly Rugby School.


  230. Sutton Coldfield BOOKLET OF PRINTED TESTIMONIALS for Mr. John Windle, Candidate for the Mastership of Sutton Coldfield Grammar School. 12pp., 8vo, plain wraps. Contains 15 references from Heads of Islington Proprietary School, St. Paul's School, Tutors at Trinity Cambridge, etc. 1843. £18.00


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    Westmoreland


  231. 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

  232. 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

  233. Walker (J) & (C) WESTMORLAND Folding engraved map, dissected and mounted on linen, engraved area approx. 13" x 15", plus margins, folding into sm 8vo cloth endpapers. Roads, rivers, parkland, county border hand coloured. 1836. £22.00
    With Reference to Wards, Polling Places etc.



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    Wiltshire


  234. Ablington and North Tidworth AN ACT for exchanging a Fee Simple Estate belonging to Edward Dyke Poore situate at Ablington.... for an Estate devised by the Will of the late Edward Poore Esquire situate at North Tidworth.... 20pp, disbound, including 8p of schedules. 1830. £14.00

  235. Alderbury, Britford and Coombe Bisset AN ACT for vesting Part of the estates devised by the Will of Tristram Huddleston Jervoise esquire, in Trustees, to be sold.... 12pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1800. £15.00
    Includes a schedule of the land, occupiers, rents, etc. concerned in the parishes of Alderbury, Britford and Coombe Bisset.


  236. Avebury FOUR POSTCARDS different views of the stones, coloured. Comprises:- Druids Altar Stones. Close up view of stones with house, 1912; Druids Stone of Outer Circle (North). Shows man by a fence in front of trees and two stones, 1910; two other similar views, 1905 and slightly later. Plus a later sepia view. 1905 and later. £18.00
    Three of the cards have printed description on the view, with measurements, etc.


  237. Calne PARTICULARS OF CONDITIONS OF SALE of Highly Important First Class Freehold Business premises Situate in the Market Place and large Warehouses & Premises in the New Road..... to sell by Auction, On Wednesday, the 18th day of June, 1890.... Folio, 3pp. 1890. £12.00

  238. Calne, Calstone-Wellington, and Blackland AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the several Parishes of Calne, Calstone-Wellington, and Blackland.... 16pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1813. £17.00

  239. Cherril, Calne, Studley Bridge Roads AN ACT for Enlarging the Term granted by an Act.... Intituled, An Act for the better Amendment of that Way which leads from Cherril through Calne to Studley Bridge.... and for extending the Road so to be amended.... Black Letter. Cover leaf + 4pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1726. £15.00

  240. Chippenham AN ACT for Vesting the Messuages and Hereditaments settled on the Marriage of Henry Burnet, Esquire.... to convey the same to Henry James Brooke.... and for laying out the Money to arise by such sale in the purchase of other Estates.... 11pp, disbound, Act of Parliament.. 1813. £12.00
    Refers to premises in St. Mary Street.


  241. Chippenham Improvements AN ACT for lighting, watching, cleansing, paving, and otherwise improving the Town of Chippenham.... 46pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1834. £14.00

  242. Dauntsey, Wootton Bassett, Brinkworth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XIV. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Small strip 6" long shaded blue and labelled 'GWR'. Flat sheet, folded, part of verso dusty. 1887. £22.00

  243. Devizes POSTCARD The Legend of the Horse shoe and The Devo's Jump at Devizes. Coloured card showing the blacksmith at his anvil, with the devil in a red cloak jumping out of the door with the hot horseshoe on his foot. Legend printed down the side. Small crease across top left corner. Used. 1909... together with... THE MOONRAKERS. Rake Daddy Rake. Postcard with this slogan round a circle, with half moon, and picture of men raking by a pool in moonlight, and the story about the 'Zizeman' printed down right and along bottom. Used, postmark 1915. The Legend is printed in red down the side. Small crease across top left corner. Used, posted to Banbury. 1909 and 1915. £9.00

  244. Great Durnford Inclosure AN ACT For dividing and allotting Lands within the Parish of Great Durnford.... Pages numbered 1-23 + docket title, disbound, small folio, folded, Act of parliament. 1821. £20.00

  245. Laverstock Inclosure AN ACT for Inclosing Lands within the Parish of Laverstock including the Tithing of Ford.... 25pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1818. £16.00

  246. Manningford Bruce AN ACT For Dividing and Allotting several Open and Common Fields, and Downs... in the parish of Manningford Bruce.... 22pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1801. £20.00

  247. Milborne, Little Somerford, Whychurch AN ACT for Draining, Dividing, Allotting, and Inclosing, certain Commons and Waste Lands, and also a certain Open Common Meadow, within the Manors of Whychurch and Milborne, and Little Somerford... 14pp., small folio, disbound, separately paginated. Docket title. Act of Parliament. 1790. £18.00

  248. Minety PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the attractive and enviably placed residential property known as Minety House, Nr. Malmesbury... Stone-Built Manor House (Early XVIIIth Century)... two cottages... gardens, park and woodland... for sale by auction... 21st day of September, 1937. 9pp., folio, stiff wraps. Folding plan at rear, 5 tipped-in photographs. Stiff wraps. Number on front wrap. 1937. £18.00

  249. New Sarum CITY OF NEW SARUM TOWN COUNCIL List of Magistrates etc. 1880-1. Tiny booklet listing Council officers. 8pp, green wraps with calendar printed inside wraps. Size 3" x 2". 1880. £5.00

  250. Pewsey PARTICULARS OF THE FREEHOLD ESTATE situate at West End. 2pp., 8vo, small plan. 1936. £8.00

  251. Salisbury, Marlborough, Swindon THREE ORDNANCE MAPS Scale 1" to 1 mile. Popular edition. Nos. 104, 112, 122, linen-backed. Red and buff wraps with map reader. c1930. £10.00

  252. Shrewton PARTICULARS of Valuable Accommodation Land, Dwelling House with Convenient Farm Homestead, and Cottage.... for Sale by Auction... 15th September 1884. 3pp., 4to, folded with docket title. 1884. £10.00

  253. Simpson (G), Proprietor THE DEVIZES AND WILTSHIRE GAZETTE December 28, 1820. 4pp., broadsheet newspaper. A few small tears at left-hand edge where once bound. 1820. £16.00

  254. Stonehenge PHOTOGRAPHIC LANTERN SLIDE showing four young boys, one holding a puppy, leaning noncholantly against the stones, countryside visible in the distance through the uprights. Size approx. 3" x 3", edges bound with tape. c1930. £10.00
    A charming group.


  255. Swindon PLANNING FOR SWINDON Exhibition at the Town Hall, April 18th - May 2nd, 1945. 8vo., 8pp., plans. 1945. £6.00

  256. Trowbridge WILL of James Fisher of Trowbridge, Plasterer and Tiler, 1826. 6p. folio. Folded. Contemporary copy. c1826. £20.00
    Leaves his 3 properties in Frog Lane to his son and daughter, and the daughter of his deceased daughter Freelove Hibbard, naming occupiers. Appoints Trustees for the grandchildren who were minors. Lives his stock in trade to his sons 'except my Thirty six round ladder'.


  257. Upton Scudamore AN ACT for Dividing, inclosing and allotting, the Open and Common Fields, Downs, and Commonable and Waste Lands, in the Parish of Upton Scudamore.... 14pp, disbound, Act of Parliament, folded with docket title. 1803. £20.00

  258. Westbury COPY CONVEYANCE messuages, mills, buildings lands in Westbury, Messrs Fowler Head and Moxham to James Neat of Westbury. 10p, folio, tied with tape at corner. With Schedule of deeds from 1823. Copy, c1876. £14.00
    Included premises once known as the Bear Inn.



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  259. Berrow CONVEYANCE of a piece of land called Casson Park, a cottage and garden at Chase End Hill, Henry Hart to D. Clutterbuck. Vellum, 3p., folio, red margins, coloured plan 6" x 5" in text. 1903. £14.00

  260. Doverdale COPY WILL of The Rev. Thomas Oldham of Doverdale, Clerk. 1p., sm. folio. 1828. £8.00
    Extracted from Probate Registry c1860.


  261. Redmarley d'Abitot RELEASE and Assignment of a cottage in Redmarley d'Abitot, Joesph Pritchett, Cordwainer, to George Bennet, of Ledbury, Baker. Vellum, size 24" x 34", vellum rather browned on first 6 lines, light brown stain about 4" x 2". Signed by 4 parties with small wax seals. 1784. £15.00

  262. Stokes & Co., Worcester CATALOGUE OF BASKETS Mats, Brushes &c. 1927. 39pp., 8vo, attractive illusts. of baskets, wicker armchairs etc. Lacks back wrap. 1927. £10.00

  263. Worcester and Welland PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Life Interest of the Bankrupt Properties in Worcester and the Parish of Welland in... Government Stocks... Two Pieces of Freehold Land at Welland to Be Sold by Auction... Nov. 20th, 1896. Second Edition without Plan. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title, some edge tears. Completed memorandum on verso. 1896. £12.00
    Includes 36 & 37 Tything, 'Hook Farm' and 'Hill Court Farm' in Welland.


  264. Worcester Hop Market AN ACT for confirming an Agreement lately entered into between the Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens of the City of Worcester, and the Guardians of the Poor of the said City, for continuing the Hop-Market of the said City in the Workhouse there; and for vesting the Right... of keeping a Hop-Market... in the Guardians of the Poor... Cover leaf + 8pp, small folio, black letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by the Assigns of His Majesty's Printer, 1731. £18.00


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  265. Beverley ADMISSION of Joseph Stephenson to a cottage and land at Tickton in the Manor of the Chapter of Beverley. Signed as 'A True Copy' by the Deputy Steward, J. Myers. 1836. £12.00

  266. Bradfield ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 287. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. 3" tear from right hand edge, repaired on verso. 1855. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1865. £28.00
    Covers Bradfield Dale, Ughill, Dale Dike Reservoir, Broomhead Park.


  267. Fryholme, Dalton on Tees ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 26. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. 1857. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1876. £26.00
    Covers area to the South of the River Tees, the Northumberland part of the map (about one third) being blank.


  268. Greenwood (C) MAP OF THE COUNTY OF YORK Made on the Basis of Triangles in the County, determined by Lieut. Coll. Wm. Mudge, Royal Arty. F.R.S. and Captn. Thos. Colby, Royal Engrs. in the Trigonometrical Survey of England, by order of the Honourable Board of Ordnance, and Surveyed in the Years 1815, 1816, & 1817, By C. Greenwood, Wakefield. Engraved by S. J. Neele & Son, 352 Strand, London. Engraved map in full bright wash colour, scale three quarters of a mile to one inch, overall size 72" x 85", divided into 12 strips, linen backed, the 6 easterly strips having 4 sections in each, and the 6 westerly parts having 5 sections in each, running horizontally across the map, each section measuring 12" x 9". Each part with a letter on verso, and a manuscript label on one strip showing key to layout. Large calligraphic title, dedication, key to principal mountains top left, Explanation. There are many annotations in a fine red pen, I would suggest by the hand some time in the last few decades of the nineteenth century. Some villages are underlined, and figures added next to them, two numbers with a small dash between them, the last number being mostly '0', e.g. '2-0'. Some villages or hamlets which do not appear on the map have been added, for example Skinthorpe, Hathelton, Whipley, Bulford Mill, Badsley, Bowland, Wadsworth, Kearby, Hallam, with a similar number by the side. North of York 'Forest of Galtres' has been added. Some 'Wapentakes' are much more heavily annotated than others, in some areas only boundaries of hundreds have been inked in, in others areas they have been named with capital letters for example 'Poclinton Hundred'. A note in grey ink has been added near the Humber 'part of Adlingfleet... ante 1306 when Swinefleet and Redness were part of Snaith'. The sections inserted in very faded red cloth slipcase, small old repairs to edges. Inlaid on front of slip case is a calf panel with the name 'John Henry Metcalffe' and a coat of arms with three black calves and a red square. Printed label on spine. Published by the Proprietors Robinson, Son & Holdsworth, Leeds, John Hurst & C. Greenwood, Wakefield, June 4th 1817. £620.00
    This map was possibly used by someone to prepare another map. The ink annotations are not too obtrusive on the bright colouring of the map.


  269. Mirfield A SURVEY OF A PARCEL OF LAND belonging to Mr. John Dyneley lying at Mirfield in the West Riding of the County of York, taken by J.B. 1760. Manuscript map in 19" x 26". In ink and outline colour on paper, mounted on linen. Large title in a grey watercolour cartouche with scrolls, leaves etc., compass rose, scale bar (scale two chains = 1 inch), Contents table bottom right, listing 6 areas of land with acreage and number on map. The road to Wakefield runs along the centre of the map, with Brick House, shown in elevation and coloured pink, fields oulined in different colours, with the odd tree shown in hedges. Fields named on the map, and adjoining owners named. Tear from right hand edge in paper, (but not in linen), some very small edge tears in paper, and some light horizontal creases, surface of paper dusty in places. 1760. £140.00

  270. Morten (E.J), Published by ILLUSTRATIONS History, Directory & Gazetteer of The County of York. Vol. 1. West Riding. Facsimile reprint of the maps. 8vo., white cloth boards, gilt title, with facsimile buff wrapper. Title page, 5 sheets inserted in pocket at front, being 2 Distance Tables, a map of The West and North Ridings, and 3 sheets 24" x 17" with two town plans per sheet. 1969. £18.00

  271. Pately Bridge, Bolton Bridge ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Quarter sheet with borders all round, size 13" x 18", folded, a few splits at central fold repaired on verso. c1880. £9.00
    '92 N.E' in pencil on verso.


  272. Royston, West Bretton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 262. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. 1854. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1874. £30.00

  273. Scarborough TEN POSTCARDS Queen's Parade & Clarence Gardens, Scarborough, Ashworth's Series, c1908, plus two other real photo cards of similar date; three attractive coloured cards of crowds at the beach and Spa promenade, (one with a tram in foreground), 1908; 'South Cliff' 1906; 'The Spa Promenade' spotty on verso, and 'The Valley Lake' 1911, both coloured, and a 1950's card of the sands. Ten cards. c1908. £14.00

  274. South Cave PARTICULARS of a Valuable and Truly Desirable Freehold Estate.... Which Will be Sold By Auction at the House of Mr. William Hudson, Known by the Sign of the Fox and Coney.... 31st day of October 1839. Title page, 1p listing 12 lots, mainly in MS, plus 1p. printed conditions, completed Memorandum. 1839. £18.00

  275. Thirsk ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XCVI.S.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19", border all round. Parkland and main roads hand-coloured. Linen-backed and folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. Linen slightly discoloured between sections with a few holes in linen where folds meet. 1859. £20.00

  276. Ward and Payne, Sheffield TOOLS OF REPUTE catalogue in six sections. 4to, bound in stiff card wraps printed in black and orange, with brown tape tie, each section with different coloured card printed wraps. Each section approx. 29 pages. Profusely illustrated, with prices. The first section lacks the cover and first three leaves. n.d. c1920. £36.00
    Sections comprise 1. Turning tools, engraving tools (no title), 2. 'Garden Tools', 3. 'Spades, Shovels, Forks'. 4. 'Spades, Shovels, Forks, Supplementary Section'. 5. 'Tools for Various Trades'. 6. 'Sheep Shears, Grass Sheers'.


  277. Wath upon Dearne, Wentworth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 283. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Boundary round Wath upon Dearne shaded pink. 1887. £24.00

  278. Wharfedale, Nidderdale PLANS, PARTICULARS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Valuable outlying Sections of the Harewood Estate, Situate in East Keswick, Kearby, Spofforth, Sickling-Hall, Follifot.... Pontefract.... Total area about 7,600 Acres... in 110 Lots to be Sold by Auction at the Queens Hotel, Leeds, 20th & 21st June, 1950 by Hollis & Webb. By direction of Lascelles Estates Ltd. 140pp., size 15" x 10", 6 original folding plans (of 7), in pocket at rear, but the missing plan has been supplied in photocopy. Key map at front. Printed wraps, cord tie at margin. 20 photographic views on 10 plates. 1950. £50.00
    Includes Moat House, East Keswick; The Post Office, East Keswick; Morcar House, Clitheroe House, and numerous farms.


  279. York INVITATION from the Sheriff of York to a Reception at the Exhibition Buildings, January 16th, 1895. Card size 4" x 6", printed in brown, with shield surrounded by leaves at top... together with... Menu for the City Club, York, Annual Dinner, Nov. 28th, 1894. 4pp., printed in red on card, small 8vo. 1894-5. £8.00

  280. Yorkshire Union of Agricultural Clubs and Chambers of Agriculture NOTICE of Annual General Meeting and Annual Dinner, at York. 1p, folio, folds. 1906. £12.00
    Gives special Railway arrangements.



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  281. Baltrasna COMMONPLACE BOOK signed on the flyleaf ' Adele M.A. Cosandey From her affectn. friend Lina O'Reilly. Baltrasna April 1856.' Album size 7" x 4", brass clasp (no key), full calf, gilt. Approx. 300 pages of manuscript poetry (the album is full). Some poems attributed to well-known authors such as Elizabeth Browning, but most are merely followed by 'Beltrasna' and the date, some with the name for example ' Lina O'Reilly, Baltrasna, Saturday night, Dec. 27, 1856.'. Some poems are in French - there are a group of 'Accrostiches' signed Irma and Edmond Cosandey, and one 'fait par ma petite eleve, Hariette O'Reilly, 12 ans'. Another poem entitled 'A ma Fille' is written to and about 'ma bien cherie Adele'. 1856-87. £80.00
    Some of the poetry is clearly original. A later biblical extract has the name 'Adele Renard' St. Germain en Laye, and this may be her married name. Baltrasna House was the seat of the O'Reilly family. Could Adele have been the family's French governess?


  282. Bridges in Ireland AN ACT for the more effectually providing for the Erection of certain Bridges... 10pp, disbound, sm. folio, Act of Parliament. 1834. £12.00

  283. Connel TWELVE REAL PHOTOGRAPHS Snapshots of Connel. 12 views size 3" x 4", in printed buff envelope. c1920. £5.00

  284. Dublin LETTER from Richard Pope, 98 James Street, Dublin. Addressed to unknown correspondent, asking him to thank the Committee of the Religious Tract Society for the grant of tracts they have sent 'May the friend of truth in England water with their prayers the exertions in progress in this country for the diffusion of truth...' 1p to, blue paper stuck to back of letter below signature. 1827. £20.00

  285. Dublin Port AN ACT for erecting an Harbour for Ships to the Eastward of Dunleary, within the Port of Dublin. Pages numbered 601-620, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1816. £16.00

  286. Dublin Post AN ACT to repeal certain Duties upon Letters and Packets sent by the Post from or to Dublin, to or from several Port Towns in Ireland, and to grant other Rates and Duties in lieu thereof; and to make further Regulations for securing the Duties on Letters and Packets sent by the Post in Ireland. Pages numbered 393-396, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1813. £11.00

  287. Irish Piers and Harbours AN ACT for the further Improvement of the Fishery Piers and Harbours of Ireland. Pages numbered 753-756, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1847. £11.00

  288. Northern Ireland ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP The Quarter-Inch Map, Provisional Edition. Folding into buff card wraps. 1957. £7.00

  289. Population of Ireland AN ACT for taking an Account of the Population of Ireland. Pages numbered 789-792, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre, and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1840. £14.00

  290. Royal Hospital at Kilmainham AN ACT to authorize the Governors of the Hospital of King Charles the Second for ancient and maimed Officers and Soldiers of the Army of Ireland, (usually called the Royal Hospital at Kilmainham), to suspend or take away the Pensions of such Pensioners of the said Hospital as shall be guilty of any Fraud in respect of Prize Money or Pensions, or any other gross Misconduct. Pages numbered 49-50, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1818. £11.00

  291. Shannon Navigation AN ACT for the Improvement of the Navigation of the River. Pages numbered 561-567, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1835. £12.00

  292. Royal Canal Company AN ACT to dissolve the Corporation of the Royal Canal Company in Ireland, and to appoint Commissioners for enquiring into and examining the Claims of the Creditors.. and to provide for carrying on and completing the Canal from Dublin to Tarmonbury... 11pp. 1813. £16.00


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  293. Aberdeen BILLHEAD of 'The Scottish Farmer', made out to J. & A. Blackie for advertising lots of land on the Banks of Dee. 3" x 8", printed border clipped away at bottom, fine vignette of man ploughing. 1849. £5.00

  294. Braemar ORDNANCE SURVEY Sheet No. XCVIII. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size approx. 25" x 36". 2 indelible Survey Branch stamps in top margin. Second Edition 1903. O.S. blindstamp 1903. £20.00
    Covers the whole of Braemar, Corriemulzie, Loch Phadraig.


  295. Brown (James) Printers THE ABERDEEN HERALD March 31st, 1860. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp., folds, Some minor browning along part folds on front page. 1860. £14.00
    Many adverts. for local firms, steamship sailings, Provost's resignation etc.


  296. Commonplace book ALBUM containing manuscript poetry and prose, and pencil drawings. 4to, half calf, lacks calf from spine, croners rubbed, marbled boards. Inner hinge broken at one point near the back, some insect damage at bottom 2" of last few leaves, two leaves loose. Includes poetry by Gray, list of Scottish Kings, The Constellations (23p. including a full-page diagram of the Copernican system), article from 'The Spectator', 'Minerology'. At the other end of the book are 10p., with a biblical 'Chronology', beginning with the Creation of the World in 4004 B.C, and 10p on classification of animals. There are 17 pencil drawings, of landscapes, some full-page, some half-page, with tissue guards bound in at these points. One page of manuscript has been clipped out, leaving a small pencil drawing at the bottom only. 1826. £85.00
    The full-page pencil drawings, which are of a good amateur standard, and extend right to the edges of the paper, comprise:- Craigmillar Castle, Taymouth, Loch Katrine West End, Loch Leven, Loch Achray, Down Castle, Ruins of Castle Gloom or Castle Campbell. Most are dated precisely, with the initial 'J.B.'.


  297. Forth Bridge TWO PHOTOGRAPHS of the bridge under construction. One taken from a point close to the bridge, looking up, people standing on the shore, titled in white in plate 'Forth Bridge. 7082. G.W.W', the other from further away, titled 'Forth Bridge From The South 6975 G.W.W', both giving dimensions (span etc.) Size approx. 5" x 8", mounted on two album leaves. Some slight haziness in the distance in both photographs. 1880's. £60.00
    The photographer was George Washington Wilson.


  298. Johnston's COUNTY MAP OF PERTH three maps only, of the four which made up the whole county. Each sheet 20" x 26", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into battered red slipcase which lacks parts of sides, gilt title as above. Handcoloured, border all round each map. The south-east sheet has a fine plan of Perth, size 9" x 8", with the railway and some buildings coloured in red. A few foxing spots on this sheet. c1870. £85.00
    Lacks the S.W. Sheet. There is no title or name of cartographer etc., on any of these sheets.


  299. Kincardineshire FOUR RECEIPTS for payment of Highway Bridge money and other rates by the Proprietor of Cotbank of Hilton. Four slips dated 1820, 1821 and 1832, signed by Collector, together with a printed receipt with manuscript inserts for Salmon Fishings, Hilton, for the season 1867... together with 11 printed receipts with manuscript inserts for payment of poor assessments, fishings, Cess etc., for parishes including Bervie, Ury, Fetteresso, Kinneff, in the 1860's. 1820-66. £16.00

  300. Kircudbright ASSIGNATION by James Herries and others in favour of Jean Thomson. 3p., folio, written in a neat hand, signed by various parties. Refers to land in Nether Dalbeaty in the parish of Urr, with 'a Thatched-House and a garden behind'. Folded with docket title, two small splits in folds. 1826. £12.00

  301. Kircudbright HIGHLAND AND AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY Printed letter dated 21st August 1854, from the Secretary, 1p, 4to, and on verso double page form to be filled in by farmer, with columns for acreage of crops, nos. of stock etc. 1854. £10.00

  302. Nairn ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet I S.E. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 18", plus margins. Revision of 1931-2 with additions in 1938. Red dotted line drawn east of the town to the shoreline, printed in red 'Pier and Harbour Orders Confirmation Act 1914'. Margins dusty. Stamps of Ministry of Agriculture in margin. 1914. £14.00
    Covers the whole of the town, Moss-side, Househill.


  303. Portobello REPORT UPON THE BOROUGH OF PORTOBELLO 1p, with a Plan of the Town, by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline, scale 6" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. Some minor off-setting on plan. c1832. £24.00

  304. Queensferry AN ACT to enable the Trustees appointed by an Act.... for the Improvement of the Passage across the Frith of Forth, called The Queensferry, to carry the same into Execution. 3pp, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1814. £10.00

  305. Ramsay and Son, Publisher THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT Feb. 9th, 1835. Newspaper, 4pp. 1835. £12.00
    Contains adverts for auction sales, report of dinner at Perth for Hon. Fox Maule, murder in Leith etc.


  306. Russell (Alex), Publisher THE ELGIN COURANT and Morayshire Advertiser. October 11, 1850. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp., red tax stamp. Dustmarking along 10" of two folds. 1850. £12.00
    Contains article on the 'Gigantic Workhouse' at Barnshill, Glasgow, celebrations for the Earl of Fife's birthday, etc.


  307. Shetland and Orkney AN ACT to amend an Act of the Fourth and Fifth Years of His present Majesty, in order to enable certain Seamen belonging to Shetland or Orkney to pay certain Sums of Money, payable under that Act to the Seamen's Fund, at Lerwick in Shetland or Kirkwall in Orkney. 3pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1836. £10.00


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  308. Cardiganshire 'HYMETTUS' WILL SERVE THIS SEASON Thorough-bred Mares, 6 Guineas; Half-bred Mares 3 Guineas; and 5 Shillings the Groom. Printed handbill, small 8vo, on blue paper, setting out pedigree, with a description of horse, and list of wins. Owner was J. Rees, Berthlwyd, near Cardigan... together with a similar notice on pink paper for 'Dalnacardock', a bay horse foaled 1869, winner of the Yorkshire Handicap. Owner John Griffith, Llandugwydd. Traces of many folds. 2 items. 1866 and c1880. £25.00

  309. Menai and Conway Bridge Tolls AN ACT for empowering the Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests, Land Revenues, Works, and Buildings to pay the Net Proceeds of the Tolls of the Menai and Conway Bridges into the Receipt of His Majesty's Exchequer at Westminster, to the Account of the Consolidated Fund. 13pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1834. £12.00

  310. Mumbles TWO REAL PHOTO POSTCARDS One 'The Mumbles Train' showing the train at the station with people on board, the other 'Pier & Railway Station Mumbles', with train at station, large crowd of people. Very clear images. Titled in white in the plate. Harvey Barton, Printer, Bristol. c1914. £15.00

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


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  312. American Presidential Campaign PRESS PHOTOGRAPH showing Barry Goldwater in a television studio. Size 7" x 9", typed heading pasted along top 'Los Angeles. Republican Presidential Nominee Barry M. Goldwater is shown before the cameras at a commercial television studio...' Stamp 'United Press International Photo', and clipping in Spanish pasted to verso. 1964. £10.00

  313. Architect's Drawings EIGHT MEASURED DRAWINGS by Alfred G. Church, Kingston on Thames, a student at Regent St. Polytechnic. comprises: (i) R.I.B.A. Intermediate Examination. Testimony of Study. Design For a House. Half Inch Details. Fine drawing in ink and full colour on thick paper, size 22" x 29", interior and exterior in elevation, with a similar coloured drawing showing four elevations, two plans, section, and another drawing, same size 'Full Size Details of the Double Hung Sliding Sashes. Browned along bottom margin. ii) Testimony of Study No. Temple of Mars Ultor, Rome. in pencil, ink and grey wash, half elevation of portico, and section. Size 28" x 21", fraying due to damp below border, otherwise fine, with a similar very attractive drawing showing The Orders of the Temple, showing decoration on soffit etc. (iii) R.I.B.A Final Examination. Three drawings for 'A Motor Coach Inn'. On thick paper, each size 31" x 21", in pencil, ink, and attractive shades of red, buff and grey, comprising 'Half Inch Detail of Entrance Block', 'Block Plan', 'South Elevation', 'Section' etc. Edge of one sheet a little frayed along a few inches of top edge. 1933. £90.00

  314. Baldwyn genealogy LETTER from H. Baldwyn Childe at Kyre Park, Tenbury, to Lord Liverpool. 4p., small 8vo. Dated only with the day. c1910? £8.00
    Sends a copy of 'Acton' the home of the Barnabys in Bockleton 'of which the Baldwyns were Lords of the Manor'. Refers to various mutual genealogical interests, Lord Liverpool's ill health. 'I wish in your researches you could clear away Margaret Cornwall (Lychefeld and her female descendants..'


  315. Berkshire, Surrey ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 285. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19". Borders all round, trimmed to margins, linen-backed, folding into marbled endpapers. Some slight browning of linen at sections. c1870. £14.00
    Covers Aldershot, Guildford.


  316. Betting Houses AN ACT for the suppression of Betting Houses. 6pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1853. £10.00

  317. Boundaries of Boroughs COPY OF RETURN OF ALL PETITIONS, LETTERS Papers and Memorials laid before the Select Committee of the House of Commons on the Boundaries of Boroughs, together with the Reports of the Assistant Commissioners. 293pp., size 13" x 8", original blue paper wraps, small pieces of paper chipped from top and bottom of spine. Ordered to be printed 2d July 1868. £50.00
    With tables, petitions, reports, correspondence etc., on 33 Boroughs, including Birmingham, Manchester, Cheltenham, Bristol, Reading, Newport, Windsor.


  318. Bristol, London & Southern Counties Railway ESTIMATE OF EXPENSE for Railways No 1-6. 10pp., folio. In Parliament Session 1903. £20.00
    Gives cost of earthworks, tunnels, bridges, viaducts, permanent way, etc.


  319. British Railway B.R. WESTERN REGION Scale 7" to 1 mile. Map size 33" x 46", folding to 4to, lines coloured to show Traffic Districts, 'Penetration of Traffic Districts by Civil Engineering Districts', disused lines, etc. Covers as far north as Chester, as far east as London. There are larger scale insets of South Wales, London area, Wrexham, etc. Gray and Stiff, Jan. 1951. £28.00

  320. Britten (Lt. Col. Patrick) PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM recording trips to the Middle East, and one to South Africa. Album size 10" x 7", cloth spine, 114 pages of photographs, mainly three to a page, with a few postcards, pasted onto both sides of leaves, with manuscript captions. Loosely inserted are some press cuttings relating to Britten's family. The first section covers Egypt and the Sinai desert, Palestine, 1933. There is a section on a visit to the Rand, where he stayed with people called Lindbergh at Johannesberg, and then at Prosperity (includes some views of aeroplanes ('Monoplane 'Amalthen' at Nairobi C. and Lord Francis Scott'), zulu servants, native dance, Springbok shooting on De Beer's farm etc.) Then follow more photographs of the Middle East, and at the very end, a few views in Worcestershire. There are also 3 pages of pressed 'flowers of the desert', unlabelled. 1930's. £95.00
    Includes views of Jerash, Petra, Camp at Akaba 'Charlie leading past the Battn. at Jubilee Parade', 'Nebi Musa. processing from Jericho to Jerusalem...', Sinai desert, St. Catherine's Monastery, cars and passengers 'after breakfasting in the Feiran oasis', 'camel caravan, which brought corn from the winter from Cyprus...', Bedouin guides, 'The Weaver weaving silk in Esga village street', Wadi Rum, 'Temple of Philae submerged from the flooded Nile' etc.


  321. Carlisle and Canobie Railway SUBSCRIPTION CONTRACT Indenture between several persons and Isaac Cartmell of Carlisle, Tanner, and William Richardson, Ironmonger, 'for subscribing to a Company called 'The Carlisle and Canobie Railway Company... applying to Parliament for enabling the Company to make the following Railway and Branch Branch Railways...' 4p on parchment, manuscript, unsigned, with 10 ruled in columns for signatures etc, with numerous small wax seal, none of which have been filled in. Size 18" x 12", morocco wraps with gilt title. 1855. £75.00
    Presumably a surplus or draft copy.


  322. Children's manuscript magazine HERE THERE AND EVERYWHERE July 1902. Volume 19. 4to scrapbook, cut out of king and queen on front board and decorative title, cloth spine rubbed, edges of boards rubbed. Decorated with watercolours. Index. Poems and articles written in the same neat hand, apart from the last articleon the Egyptians. Includes three good ink drawings of gargoyles at Selby; riddles; 'The regalia as used at our Coronations' with coloured flags, ink drawings of regalia pasted in, a poem about a cats nine lives, illustrated with 13 drawings in circles, 'Editor's Page' with critique of previous volumes, cookery page with recipes, the 'Monthly Address' written by Revd. C. Burgess Vicar of Statton St. Margaret's, Wilts., and other stories and poems, with watercolour and pen illustrations. There are two photographs taken by 'young De Wet' at Brandfort (South Africa) of a group of soldiers ('the General, Colonel Law and Colonel Hammond, C.C. Bedford Regiment'). There is a list of subscribers, and a schedule for circulation, with name and address, date received, and date sent on to the next subscriber (subscribers in London and South Devon.) 113 pages. 1902. £55.00

  323. Copyright of Design AN ACT to consolidate and amend the Laws relating to the Copyright of Designs for ornamenting Articles of Manufacture. 12pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1842. £10.00
    Refers to woven fabrics, paper hangings, shawls, lace etc. With a schedule on the last page of seven previous acts.


  324. Cornwall, Dorset & Somerset Estates AN ACT for confirming an Exchange between the Right Honourable Henry Stephen Earl of Ilchester and the Right Honourable George O'Brien Earl of Egremont, now deceased, and for effecting an exchange of Lands, by the last Will of the Right Honourable George Earl of Egremont, now deceased, directed to be sold, for Lands by that Will directed to be settled. 51pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1853. £16.00
    Includes a 5pp schedule of the land concerned at:- Broadway, Bickenhall, Stogursey, Stocklinch Ottersey, Luxborough, and Whitelackington.


  325. Coronation of Edward VII THE GRAPHIC Naval Review Number. August 23, 1902. Illustrated magazine, folio. Pages numbered 229-268. Fine illustration in blue on front wrap of a navy ship, with extra double-page supplements showing the naval review at Spithead. 1902. £15.00

  326. Cotton Manufacture AN ACT for settling Disputes that may arise between Masters and Workmen engaged in the Cotton Manufacture in that Part of Great Britain called England. 9pp, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. 1800. £10.00

  327. Dartmouth, Plymouth, etc. THE BILL for the Havens in the West Parts. 1p. folio, black letter. Leaf taken from compilation of Acts, printed some time after the actual Act. Small piece torn from one corner, not affecting text. 1532. £18.00
    The bill aimed to prevent 'a marvellous great quantity of sand, gravel, stone, robel, earth, slime, and filth' from tin-streaming being washed down rivers and affecting the harbours of Plymouth, Dartmouth, Teignmouth, Falmouth and Fowey.


  328. David and Charles Pub. REPRINT OF THE FIRST EDITION ORDNANCE SURVEY one inch to a mile. Sheets 76 (Bath and Wells) and 77 (Devizes). Folded, in decorative pocket, 8vo. 1980. £8.00
    With cartographical notes by J.B. Harley.


  329. David and Charles Pub. REPRINT OF THE FIRST EDITION ORDNANCE SURVEY one inch to a mile. Sheets 68 (Bristol) and 69 (Cirencester & Swindon). Folded, in decorative pocket, 8vo. 1980. £8.00
    With cartographical notes by J.B. Harley.


  330. Death of Edward VII THE TIMES Edward VII Memorial. May 23, 1910. 23pp., size 24" x 18", folded in half, mourning border on each page. Some light foxing spots in margins of front page. 1910. £10.00
    Includes detailed reports of funeral, lying in state etc., with illustations and sketch plans.


  331. Death of George V DAILY SKETCH Memorial Number. January 21, 1936. 28pp. Horizontal fold. Some slight browning at edges. 1936. £5.00
    Numerous photographs of the King and Queen.


  332. Dorset and Somerset GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. XVIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 31", fully hand-coloured, key down left hand margin. Published 1875. Impressed stamp of Board of Agriculture 1890. £85.00
    Covers Langport, Wincanton, Piddleton, Beaminster.


  333. Duff Gordon family NOTE from Messrs. Duff Gordon and Co. to Mr Bodenham saying they are sending an invoice for 'two hhds of Sherry ordered by Mr Cosmo Duff Gordon and Addressed to Kington. 12 lines on 1p, 8vo, printed with Great Tower St., London, address. 1860. £8.00
    Duff Gordon and Co. had had bodegas in Spain from the 18th century. Cosmo Duff Gordon was the father of Duff Gordon, the Titanic survivor.


  334. Elton (Sir Abraham) LETTER dated Hawkestone, July 11th, to a Miss Gambier. 4 sides 4to, closely written (about 100 lines in all), signed 'Your affectionate well-wisher & obedient servant A. Elton. Folded and enclosed in a wrapper with the note 'The enclosed was written by Mr. Elton (now Sr. Abram. Elton) to my Wife before her marriage when on a visit to her Uncle Venn at Yelling in the year 1778'. 1778. £24.00
    The writer seems to assume that Miss Gambier is about to die, and is entirely taken up with religious exhortations, some of which are underlined 'He sends this sickness in mercy to put you in mind that this earth is not to be your eternal habitation... I am young like yourself. I have been in the world & have been a follower of its pleasures... they are vain & unsatisfactory... may I hear the happy tidings that you are a new Creature in Christ Jesus....' etc. etc. 'Hawkestone' was possibly Hawkestone Hall in Shropshire.


  335. Essex and Suffolk FOUR ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Quarter sheets, scale 1" to 1 mile. Four maps size 12" x 18", plus margins, which make up sheet XLVIII. All maps with borders all round, O.S. blindstamps in top margin and Letts 'Agents' stamp in bottom margin. The Harwich sheet has a split along 15" of the plate mark above the border, repaired on verso with archival tape. This sheet has an 1846 watermark. Four items. Published by Col. Colby 1st May 1838. O.S. blindstamps 1854. £48.00
    Includes Colchester, Hadley, Manningtree, Great Holland, Little Oakley, Harwich, Martlesham, Boyton.


  336. 'F.W. Esq.' TWO MANUSCRIPT POEMS one on the fleeting charms of beauty and the survival of virtue, entitled 'Written immediately after the occurrence it recites in France by F.W. Esq.', six 4-line stanzas, 1p., sm. folio, and on the conjoint leaf a poem about Buonaparte in six 8-line stanzas. c1810. £40.00
    The first poem describes how the writer while walking on the shore with Amanda writes her name in the sand, she protests that as the letters will be effaced by the tide, so will her memory: 'Not so my Amanda thy beauty shall live/In the heart which thy virtue hath won/And virtue the ruin of time shall survive/And live when extinguish'd the sun'. The poem on Napoleon 'Wondrous chief of modern days' describes how he has survived many setbacks, including the attacks of the Turks, 'Plague at Suez', crocodiles, famine, 'Often kill'd yet still existing/What a paradox we find/Some new project ever twisting/In thy mistchief making mind'.


  337. Felonies on Canals and Navigable Rivers AN ACT to facilitate the Trial of Felonies committed on board Vessels employed on Canals, Navigable Rivers, and Inland Navigation. 2pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1819. £10.00

  338. Finance LETTER from R.A. Johnson to Joseph Hill, Chancery Office, London, dated Brock Street, (Bath?) 18th Decr. 1774. 8 lines on one side 4to, conjoint leaf with address and postmark 20/DE in small circle on verso. Says he has received the letter with the enclosed notes 'very safe by this mornings post', and is sending a receipt. 1774. £16.00

  339. French Departements THIRTY CHROMOLITH CARDS with maps of the different Departements. Each card size three and a quarter inches by four and a half inches, chromolithographed in bright colours, some with gold backgrounds, with the map surrounded by scenes of local produce, figure in local costume, etc., badge of the departement. Verso blank. c1890. £40.00
    The card for 'Pyrenees Orientales' for example shows a man in red cap and blue striped trousers, with pots of honey, sardines, tuna, keg of wine, oranges etc.


  340. Gold Wares AN ACT for allowing Gold Wares to be manufactured at a Standard lower than is now allowed by Law. 4pp, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. 1798. £10.00

  341. Great Western Railway MAP titled 'The Great Western Railway and the Lines Connected Therewith'. Lithographed map on thin paper, size 10" x 12", folds, shows the lines from Liverpool, London, Milford Haven, Bideford. The line in the west goes as far as Devonport, with a dotted line to Truro. n.d. 1850's? £8.00

  342. Great Western Railway Widows & Orphans Benevolent Fund LIST OF SUBSCRIPTIONS AND DONATIONS giving name, address and amount. 4pp., 8vo., together with printed letter for donors. 188-. £12.00
    Heading the list is Sir Daniel Gooch.


  343. Hagelberg, Berlin Printers CHRISTMAS CARD die-cut card. Size approx. 4" x 5", single piece of card with blank back. Fully coloured, shows a kilted Scotsman leaning on his elbow, holding a bottle and glass, with the legend 'Many O' Them', and a verse about 'helping yourself' at Christmas, by 'J.G.F'. c1910. £6.00

  344. Half Subsidies RECEIVED BY ME George Sayer Esq. Execr. of the Last Will & Testament of the Rt. Honble. Lewis Late Earle of Beversham Deceased by 3 orders dated first day of September 1708 of the Rt. Hon. John Lord Viscount Fitzharding.... nine pounds being for six months interest of Three Hundred Pounds.... Lent unto Her Majesty... Printed on one side of small folio sheet, manuscript inserts, pasted to a blue album leaf down left hand edge of paper. Signed by Sayer and a witness, figures in margin. Paper slightly trimmed at top and left edge. 1709. £28.00
    The credit was made under an Act to raise money for the 'Service of the War... and for charging of Prize Goods and Seizures'.


  345. 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. £46.00
    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.


  346. Her Majesty's Theatre SOUVENIR OF NERO Ninth of March, 1906. Presented, With Mr. Tree's Compliments, on the Occasion of the Fiftieth Consecutive Performance of Nero. Booklet with cast list etc., 14 pages of text, plus 10 coloured full-page portraits of the cast, from pastels by Chas. Buchel. Oblong 4to, attractive decorative stiff wraps with picture of charioteer. 1906. £14.00
    Beerbohm Tree played Nero.


  347. Kent and Middlesex AN ACT to authorize the Sale of a Mansion House purchased under the Trusts of the Will of the late John Julius Angerstein deceased... 32pp., disbound, small folio, 1840... together with... An Act to enable John Angerstein to grant Building and Repairing Lease of Lands in the Parish of Grimsby... and in the Parish of East Greenwich... 27pp., includes 2p. Schedule of property, 1837. Two Acts of Parliaments. 1837-40. £15.00
    The Mansion house was in St. James's Square, Westminster.


  348. Lace AN ACT to place the Employment of Women, Young Persons.... in Lace Factories under the Regulations of the Factories Acts. 4pp, disbound, including schedule. Act of Parliament. 1861. £12.00

  349. Lake District ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 38. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19" plus wide margins. Admiralty stamps in margin. Margins rather dusty. Published 1905. £20.00
    Covers Wastwater, Coniston Water, Windermere.


  350. Lake District ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Composite sheet. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 36" X 37", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 8vo marbled wraps, inserted in red cloth-covered slipcase which lacks label from front. Borders shaded in pink and mauve, lakes shaded blue, roads, parkland, railways hand-coloured. Border all round. Printed from an Electrotype taken in 1884. £95.00
    Extends to Dalton in Furness, Tunstall, Skiddaw, Clifton.


  351. Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Co. EIGHT POUND PREFERENCE SHARES, 1888. Printed circular concerning the raising of additional capital, single sheet, printed on both sides, together with 4 small printed letters, MS inserts, confirming registration of shares for a Mr. Mair, Macclesfield. 1888. £14.00

  352. Lancashire and Yorks. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Fully hand-coloured map. Scale 1" to 1 mile, Sheet No. LXXXVIII N.W., size approx. 13" x 15", plus wide margins, key in right-hand margin. Surface slightly dusty. A few repaired edge tears. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1904. £28.00
    Shows numerous faults with white lines, and one mineral vein in gold.


  353. Lance (I.J.) COMMONPLACE BOOK Title on first page in decorative 'Gothic' style lettering 'Common Place Book. I.J. Lance. 1811. 4to volume, 136 numbered pages, two-page alphabetical Index to subjects at the front. Extracts copied neatly under large headings such as 'Infants. Ideas on.', 'Deists', 'Husbands', 'Plato', 'Unnatural Crime', 'Negroes', 'Divorce. etc., with the work cited entered neatly in the margin. There are also a few humourous poems such as 'A Letter of hatred which may by reading alternate lines be onverted into a Love Letter', and a copy (presumably from a handbill or poster) of the advertisement for an entertainment of 'Fantocini' at 'the Exhibition room, near the Church...' with a dialogue between the two puppets, dated Lewisham 12 March 1812. At the other end of the book are 32 pages 'Lectures on Free Masonry' with numerous questions and answers, many words being shown by the initial letter and a dash, and other writings on Freemasonry, such as a glossary of terms. Half calf, boards very rubbed, calf spine rubbed, and chipped at bottom edge. 1811-57. £95.00

  354. Land Commission, Copyhold Dept. FORTY-FIRST ANNUAL REPORT of The Commissioners. 1883. 22pp., sm. folio, with tables of Enfranchisements, with columns for the Manor (in alphabetical order of county), County, Name of the Lord of the Manor, Tenure, Incidents of the Manor, Terms for Enfranchisement. 1883. £14.00

  355. Landlords and Tenants AN ACT for enabling Landlords more speedily to recover Possession of Lands and Tenements unlawfully held over by Tenants. 9pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1820. £10.00

    ILLUSTRATED MANUSCRIPT

  356. Liverpool, Taunton, Exeter, Ilminster, Somerton, etc. JOURNAL OF EXCURSIONS 8vo plain paper notebook, half calf, gilt, marbled boards, corners rubbed, calf at top of spine torn across, corners rubbed, paper on front board rubbed near edge, gilt decoration on spine, with title 'Excursions' (title rubbed). Front inner hinge broken, thus front board and spine, although in one piece, have parted from the contents. 148 pages of manuscript in a very neat hand, mostly written on one side only, interleaved with 24 large steel-engraved vignette views, approx. size of engraved surface approx. 5" x 6", illustrating the text. There is an Index of 'Cities and Villages'. The greater part of the journal covers Somerset, and it is possible the writer lived in Bristol, as he describes day excursions from Bristol, and a train trip from Bristol to Liverpool. There is a great deal of architectural and historical detail, and the description for the larger places is arranged in the form of town 'Walks' (there are five for Liverpool), covering the sights street by street. Circa 1844. £160.00
    Places visited are: Liverpool, (38pp.); Chester (10p); Taunton (13p); Ilminster (5p); Exeter (19p, five 'Walks'); Sherbourne (9p), and then: Banwell ('Banwell Caves are two extensive Caverns 40ft high and 50-60 broad, one of them is remarkable for its beautiful stalactites - there is also a natural stone seat with round back at the end of the cavern called the Bishop's Chair. The second cavern contained many fossil bones, now removed to Mr. Beard's near the cavern.'); Abridge, Cheddar, Langport, Fivehead, Burton Pinsent, Langport, Ilchester ('Long Load - remarkable for its stone dressing Works by steam where the blue lias of the neighbouring hills are polished like marble and cut into every variety of form by saws driven by steam'), Martock, Somerton, Compton Dunder, Glastonbury (with plan of town cut from a Sales Particular), Wells, Wookey Hole, Shepton Mallet. At Littleton he points to a column on a hill asking a local boy its name. He replies 'I never heard as how anything grawed there, some o' em do try a little wheat but doant never do them hills be too high and cold'.


  357. Malvern, Scotland, Lake District SKETCH BOOK Mary Swainson, Malvern, Sepr. 1846. Sketchbook size 6" x 9", half calf. Front inner hinge broken. 25 drawings in soft pencil, of views in Malvern, Scotland and the Lake District. Views all titled and dated, some with the day's date as well as the year, except for two or three. 1846-50. £95.00
    Views include: Little Malvern; The River, Great Malvern; Bay of Beaumaris; The Sisters Isle, Windermere; St. Catherine's, Windermere; Patterdale; Bolton Abbey; Arrdaroch, Loch Long; Loch Long from Arddaroch; Dousby Castle, Oban; Loch Long from Ballachulish Inn; Loch Leven & Slate Quarries; Bowness; Inn, Ballachulish; Cathedral & Bridge, Dunkeld; Loch Katrine from Trossachs; Loch Katrine; Elein's Isle, Loch Katrine; Menai Bridge.


  358. Metal Mining A BILL to restrict temporarily the persons who may engage in business connected with certain non-ferrous metals and metallic ores. 5pp., small folio. 1917. £9.00

  359. Militia FIFTEEN ACTS OF PARLIAMENT relating to the Militia, 1787-1801. Each act with cover leaf, sewn together into rough paper wraps. Includes 'An Act for amending, and reducing into One Act of Parliament, the Laws relating to the Militia...' 1787. 85pp. With printed marginal headings such as 'How the Militia are to be formed into Regiments and officered'; 'An Act to provide for the Families of Persons chosen by Lot to serve in the Militia' 1793. 9pp. In all 179 pages, small folio. 1787-1801. £60.00

  360. Newman (R.Z) LETTER dated Guildhall Buildings, 8th July 1833. 1p., 4to, 4 lines, address panel on blank conjoint leaf says only 'G.R. Corner'. Thanks him for the medal of Mr. Calvert he has sent 'it does justice as well to the Artist who took the likeness & Mr. Wyon'. 1833. £20.00
    Apparently the medal was commissioned by 'the Boroughnians'. William Wyon was chief engaver at the Royal Mint and responsible for the head of the young Victoria on coins.


  361. News THREE NEWSPAPERS for May 30th, 1948. Sunday Dispatch, The People, Sunday Express. 30th April 1948. £9.00
    Headlines include 'Monty Launches a National Army', 'Jews Rush Armour, Planes to Open Jerusalem War', 'Ten Million Dollar Coal Blunder' 'Nizam's Money to Back the Arabs', and, on a lighter note, 'Baby Bites Snake' and 'The Girl who ate 2,000 cakes'.


  362. Norfolk and London PROBATE of the Will of John Mann Nelson. Vellum sheet, size 24" x 28", manuscript, with printed administration certificate attached, with manuscript inserts. Large papered seal on tag. 1879. £18.00
    Makes numerous charitable bequests, including to The Brixton Orphanage for Fatherless Girls, recently established by Revd. Spurgeon; Miss Macpherson's Home of Industry in Spitalfields; and money to the Churchwardens of East Dereham, Norfolk, to be invested and used to provide funds for 200 poor people in the parish regardless of 'Creed or Nationality', to be called 'The Nelson Charity'.


  363. Norfolk and Suffolk ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet L N.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. 'Index to the Tithe Survey' printed in top margin. Railways inserted to 1881. O.S. blindstamp 1886. £20.00
    Covers Diss, Ixworth, North Lopham.


  364. Norfolk Island AN ACT for the more effectual Administration of Justice at Norfolk Island. 3pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1834. £12.00

  365. Northants., Bedfordshire, Huntingdonshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LII. Size 26" x 37", linen backed and folding to 8vo., edged with green silk tape which is frayed in places. Some slight offsetting of edging tape along top horizontal fold. Made up of 4 quarter sheets. First edition. 28th Nov. 1835. £54.00
    Covers Huntingdon, Bedford, Northampton.


  366. Ordnance Survey ANCIENT BRITAIN A Map of the Major Visible Antiquities of Great Britain Older Than A.D. 1066. South Sheet and North Sheet. Two maps, scale 1/625,000, glazed card wraps. Index of names etc. Second Edition 1964. £14.00

  367. Ordnance Survey ORDNANCE SURVEY ATLAS OF ENGLAND & WALES Quarter Inch to the Mile. 24 double-page linen-backed maps, bound in red cloth with gilt title on front board, size of boards 14" x 15". Title page, Index map and page of 'Scales and Characteristics', and 'Index to Towns and Villages' at rear. Some spots on cloth down right hand edge of front board. Printed at the Ordnance Survey Office, Southampton. 1922. £45.00

  368. Owen (J) and Bowen (E) ROAD MAP from Britannia Depicta 1720. Size approx. 7" x 5", strip map in three columns showing the road from Marlborough to Wells, hand-coloured. Description of Ilfracombe, Ford, etc. and two coats of arms. Continuation from Wells to Chippenham on verso, uncoloured. 1720. £18.00

  369. Paris SALE CATALOGUE for sale on 4th May 1840, of two Hotels Meubles du Prince Regent, 'situees rue Saint-Hyacinte-Saint-Honore nos. 10 et 5, et rue du Marche-Saint-Honore no 18.' In two Lots. 4pp., 8vo. 1840. £14.00
    'un des hotels meubles les plus recherches par les etrangers et surtout par le commerce anglais'.

    FIRE INSURERS

  370. Phoenix Fire Insurance SEVERAL OF THE PROPRIETORS OF SHARES LATELY ADMITTED having expressed a Desire to be informed of the Constitution of the Company, in order that they may know what is required of them as Members thereof, it has been thought expedient to abstract from the Deed of Settlement, and from the Minutes.... such Particulars as appeared necessary... 2 printed pages., folio (size 15" x 9"), folded, blank conjoint leaf. Phoenix Fire-Office, Dec. 5, 1787. £48.00
    The transcript of the Deed takes up about two thirds of the first page. The rest of the text sets out a brief history of the company from 1781. The Company issued 225 additional shares in the summer of 1787 to counter challenges that it was 'a monopoly in the hands of the Sugar-Refiners'.


  371. Pilchard Fishery AN ACT to revive and continue an Act made in the Thirty-first Year of His present Majesty, intituled An Act for the Encouragement of the Pilchard Fishery, by allowing a further Bounty upon Pilchards taken, cured and exported. 2pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1805. £10.00

  372. Postage Rates AN ACT for imposing Rates of Postage on the Conveyance of Letters by Packet Boats between Places in the Mediterranean and other parts. Pages numbered 793-795, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. £10.00

  373. Punishment of Death AN ACT for abolishing the Punishment of Death in certain Cases. Pages numbered 693-698, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1837. £12.00

  374. 'Quest', Published by A HUNDRED QUESTIONS OF WITCHCRAFT Answered by a Member of the Craft. Cyclostyled booklet, 35pp., 4to, printed wraps, stapled. London 1970. £8.00
    'This is the second in the series of '100 Questions' published by the Editors of 'Quest' in conjunction with authors... This work was written by a witch with many years experience...'


  375. Railway Clearing House OFFICIAL RAILWAY JUNCTION DIAGRAMS Lithographed by McCorquodale & Co. Engraved by J.P. & W.R. Emslie. Title page 'Official Railway Junction Diagrams', leaf with Index 'Supplement to the Book of Rialway Junction Diagrams', 4pp. 'Alterations in Diagrams', 7pp. 'Index to Diagrams'. 158 coloured plans. 7" x 10", original boards, half calf, corners rubbed, gilt title on front board, lacks spine, crude amateur spine in white glazed cloth and white tape, reinforcement down front inner hinge with green cloth strip and strip of white tape. 1920. £220.00

  376. Rigby, Beaumont, Gambier families MANUSCRIPT PEDIGREES in ink on paper. Comprises one on folio sheet watermarked 1817 showing descendants of Edward Rigby and (?) Bent, six generations, from the early 17th century, no dates but some historical information added, another small folio sheet, slightly earlier, showing descendants of John Beaumont of Bilderstone, Suffolk (will dated 1543), to 1809... together with two letters, 1852 and 1853, from W. Gambier to his cousin Beaumont, one giving his advice on the best diet for gout. 4 items. c1817 - 1853. £18.00
    The connection between the two pedigrees is the marriage of Mary Beaumont and Edward Venn.


  377. Rolle and Guille families THE PEDIGREE OF MRS GEORGE GUILLE AND ARTHUR CLAYFIELD-IRELAND traced from their common ancestor. Manuscript pedigree covering 8 generations, up to the early 19th century, starting with George Rolle, purchaser of Stevenstone. 1p., small folio, folds. c1840. £8.00

  378. S.D.U.K. MARSEILLE Ancient Marsilia. Town plan, size 12" x 16". Narrow margins. Slight crease top left corner. 1840. £20.00

  379. Sailing SAIL TRAINING INTERNATIONAL RACE Torbay - Lisbon, 1956. Britannia R.N. College, Dartmouth, Devon. Folder of 14 black and white photographs, prints size 6" x 8", showing ships, mostly just one ship, see close up. Title printed on folded, as above. Small mark on folder, later bookplate inside flap. 1956. £24.00
    This became the 'tall ships' race.


  380. Shipwrecked Mariners in Portugal AN ACT to alter and extend an Act.... for relief of Shipwrecked Mariners and distressed Persons, being His Majesty's Subjects, in the Kingdom of Portugal. Pages numbered 1029-1034, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1814. £10.00

  381. Shrewsbury to Carnarvon Roads AN ACT for vesting in Commissioners the Line of Road from Shrewsbury.... to Bangor Ferry... and for discharging the Trustees.... from the future Repair and Maintenance thereof.... Pages numbered 289-330, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Strahan, 1819. £14.00
    Includes a 3 page schedule of creditors and the amounts paid.


  382. Shrewsbury to Netherpool Canal AN ACT to explain and amend an Act.... for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the River Severn, at Shrewsbury, in the County of Salop, to the River Mersey, at or near Netherpool, in the County of Chester, and also for making and maintaining certain Collateral Cuts from the said intended Canal; and for varying and altering certain Parts of the Whitchurch Line... Cover leaf + pages numbered 1043-1062, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. 1796. £20.00

  383. Slave Trade AN ACT to allow Ships taken and condemned for being used in carrying on the Slave Trade to be registered as British-built Ships. 2pp, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1814. £10.00

  384. Slavery AN ACT to carry into further Execution the Provisions of an Act passed in the Third and Fourth Years of His present Majesty, for compensating Owners of Slaves upon the Abolition of Slavery. 7pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1835. £12.00

  385. Smuggling AN ACT to alter, amend, and render more effectual an Act..... for the more effectual Prevention of Smuggling in Great Britain. 5pp, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. 1802. £12.00

  386. Smuggling AN ACT to amend the Laws relating to Smuggling, and the Coasting Trade in Great Britain. 12pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1820. £10.00

  387. Somerset and Dorset PARTICULARS of Valuable Freehold Estates, in the Parishes of Henstridge, Horsington, Kington Magna, and Manston.... comprising 782 Acres of excellent Grazing and Dairy Land... to be Sold by Auction at the Henstridge Ash Inn.... 18th June, 1849, in Ten Lots. 7pp., folio, folded with docket title. Two fine lithographed folding hand-coloured plans. 1849. £40.00
    With detailed schedules of fields etc.


  388. Sotheby's Belgravia AUCTION CATALOGUE for Sale of Arts and Craft Furniture and Bronzes, Decorative Arts, Studion Ceramics, 7th and 8th November, 1973. 132pp., 8" x 9", printed wraps, a few tears at spine. Numerous illustrations. List of estimates loosely inserted. 1973. £15.00
    Includes Doulton, Ruskin, Martinware pottery, Galle and Lalique glass, Chiparus bronzes etc.


  389. Sotheby's CATALOGUE OF VALUABLE AUTOGRAPH LETTERS, Literary Manuscripts, Historical Documents.... 240pp., 4to, illustrations, wraps. 428 Lots. Printed wraps, a few small spots on wraps. Prices realised stapled to front wrap. 5th and 6th July, 1977. £14.00
    Includes the William Beckford papers (description over 8 pages), papers of the Smythe family of Long Ashton, Somerset.


  390. Stannary Wages AN ACT to repeal a Proviso in an Act.... intituled, An Act for the better adjusting and more easy Recovery of the Wages of certain Servants and of certain Apprentices.... which provides that the said Act shall not extend to the Stannaries in Devon and Cornwall. 2pp, small folio, disbound, plus cover leaf. Act of Parliament. Attractive decorative woodcut initial letter. 1754. £17.00

  391. Steam Navigation AN ACT for the Regulation of Steam Navigation, and for requiring sea-going Vessels to carry Boats. 10pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1846. £10.00

    CATALOGUE OF ARCHITECTURAL BOOKS

  392. Taylor's Architectural Library A CATALOGUE OF MODERN BOOKS ON ARCHITECTURE Theoretical, Practical, and Ornamental; viz. Books of Pland and Elevations for Cottages, Farm-House, Mansions, &c., Temples, Bridges etc., Of Ornaments for Internal Decorations, Foliage.... Constantly on Sale at J. Taylor's Architectural Library, No. 59, High Holborn, London. 4pp., folio, printed in double columns. Disbound, ink blot over printer's name under 'Finis'. Printed by W. Stratford, Crown-Court, Temple-Bar. Jan. 2, 1803. £40.00
    Includes some prints such as 'Perspective View of the proposed iron Bridge at London, of 600 Feet Span; by Douglas and Telford. Size 4 feet by 2 feet. Coloured, £2. 2s.'


  393. Tin Duties AN ACT for the Abolition of the Duties payable on the Coinage of Tin in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon... 3pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1838. £10.00

  394. Tincombe and Avenel families TINCOMBE, AVENEL AND WEBBER NOTES by U.S. Glanville Richards. Manuscript in folio notebook, size 13" x 8", plain paper wraps with manuscript title. 67 pages, in ink, with headings in red ink. Comprises notes on (i) Tingcombe family in Lanteglos, Lanivet, St. Mabyn, Buckfastleigh. With pedigrees, lists of burials, wills etc. Some crests drawn in in red and black. Includes Carew, Ilbert, Savery. (ii) Notes on the Anglo-Norman Family of Avenel of Devon. Includes biographies of particular Avenels. At the end are pedigrees of the family of Hodge, of Advent, Cornwall, and Webber of Devon. Last few leaves and back wrap detatched. c1900. £65.00

  395. Tobacco and Snuff CAUTION. ADULTERATION OF GOODS LIABLE TO DUTY Sale of Adulterated Good. Poster setting out the regulations for Beer, Coffee and Chicory, Tea, Tobacco and Snuff. Size 14" x 8". 1891. £15.00
    'Cavendish or Negro-Head containing sweetening or flavouring matters, made in bond or imported, may be kept and sold provided it is contained in packets secured by a proper Customs label...'


  396. United States Mint AN ACT to enable His Majesty to authorize the Exportation of the Machinery necessary for erecting a Mint in the United States of America. 3pp, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1816. £10.00

  397. Viscount Duncan AN ACT for settling and securing a certain Annuity on Adam Lord Viscount Duncan... 4pp, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. 1798. £12.00
    Lord Viscount Duncan received this honour for his service in the navy after an engagement with the Dutch fleet.


  398. Walker and Jackson families GENEALOGICAL TREE Walker of Frodsham. Large printed chart, size 18" x 25", together with similar chart listing names of nephews and nieces of William Walker, with dates and place of residence (places include Frodsham, Liverpool, Wisconsin, Rochdale.) Frodsham 1935. £18.00

  399. Warwickshire, Oxfordshire GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. LIII S.W. Hand-coloured map, scale 1" to 1 mile, size 12" x 14", plus margins, key. 1899. £25.00
    Covers Warmington, Alderham, Lower Shuckburgh


  400. Weather SOME ACCOUNT OF THAT STORM OF THUNDER AND LIGHTNING which affected our house. Manuscript in 65 lines in a neat hand on 3p, folio, folded, with docket title as above. Recounts her experience of the storm on 23rd July (7th Mo.) 1777, in which her little daughter was burnt by a thunderbolt. Paper watermarked with 'J. Holyoake'. n.d. c1810? £38.00
    She was sitting having tea with friends, her daughter being in the kitchen with the servants, when she and another woman were thrown to the floor. They find the child has been burnt. With her friend Nancy Winter 'we undress'd her and found the wounds to be little more than skin deep, but the Child turned very sick and continued so all night'. The Doctor John Atkinson and her friends from Leicester arrive, and he applies a poultice. The fireball 'burnt down the ceiling, tore up the Bricks directly, threw'd her 2 yards from her seat on her back on the floor, burnt through at her stomach...'


  401. Weinreb Architectural Books GARDENS AND LANDSCAPES A Catalogue of Books. Catalogued and edited by Hugh Pagan. 72pp., stiff paper covers with illustration, numerous plates. 1977. £10.00
    A scholarly listing of rare early gardening books, British and foreign.


  402. Weinreb Architectural Books ARCHITECTURE Catalogue 2. Books and Drawings before 1800. 94pp., 8vo., stiff wraps. Numerous illustrations... together with... Public Building Part I. 32pp., 8vo, stiff wraps. n.d. c1977. £12.00
    Booksellers catalogues of rare books and original architectural drawings and designs.


  403. Wellbye (R) ROAD TOURING IN CENTRAL ENGLAND Illustrated by Original Sketch Maps. 98pp., printed boards, size 7" x 4", maps, some folding... together with... Road Touring in Eastern England. 117pp... together with... Road Touring in Northern England. 110pp. 3 items. 1921. £15.00

  404. Wesley Press Ltd. SHARE CERTIFICATE for the Wesley Press, Capital £20,000, made out for five shares. Printed with manuscript inserts. 9" x11", folds, decorative blue border. 1924. £8.00
    Made out to James Treglown of Marazion, Cornwall.


  405. Whale Fishery AN ACT for continuing the Premiums allowed to Ships employed in, and for enlarging, the Limits of the Southern Whale Fishery. 2p. Small folio. Disbound. 1802. £10.00

  406. Whitcomb & Tombs, Printer AUCKLAND Latest Views of the Queen City. 44 photographic views, mainly full page, one folding panorama, oblong 4to, decorative wraps with bi-plane and yachts. c1920. £10.00

  407. Worcester, Stafford, Shropshire and Warwick Roads AN ACT for enlarging and altering the Term and Powers of an Act.... for repairing the Roads leading from the Market-house in Stourbridge, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the Counties of Worcester, Stafford, Salop, and Warwick.... Cover leaf + 14pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1773. £12.00

  408. Yeomanry Cavalry AN ACT for authorizing the billetting such Troops of Yeomanry Cavalry as may be desirous of assembling for the Purpose of being trained together, and for exempting from... certain Duties Persons providing Horses... 4pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1798. £12.00

  409. Yorkshire, Northumberland, Suffolk LETTER from Thomas Bantofte, to his wife, dated 'Sheilds this 6th of Septbr. 1660'. 29 lines, in a small, neat and attractive hand, on one side of a folio sheet, blank conjoint leaf with wax seal with intial 'T.B.' and address 'To his Lov. Freind Thomas Bantofte at his house in Clemens pish... in Ipswich'. Tells his wife he got safe into Tilmouth Haven after a stormy and perilous voyage in which they broke the main mast, and 'having only a foresail & Misen'. The wind was very strong and the 'stood to the norward below Coquet Island'. They managed to get near the shore between Whitby and Huntcliffe and reached Scarborough 'where we ancored till Sabbath morning', and then finally came into Tilmouth Haven. A postscript mentions Mrs. Dawes share in a ship which had sold... together with... LETTER from Thomas Bantofte to his daughter Mary, dated London 29th Septr. 1660. 30 lines on one side of single folio sheet, folded. Some minor wear at places along one fold just below the signature. He says he is now 'delivered and ballasted this day at £18. 152. 9d... and have my money over for Ipswich...' He has given a sum to Betty Parkhurst, 'I did likewise by otmeale & soape'. He encloses bills of money for various people, and will arrange for the money held by his brother Cumberland and his father to be divided amongst the owners. He has left Warne's and Rogers ticket and indentures with James Bartram 'as also my Booke of the shipps account'. 2 items. September 1660. £120.00


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