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Lesley Aitchison's - Catalogue 117

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

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  1. Jefferys (T) THE COUNTY OF BEDFORD Surveyed Anno MDCCLXV, and engraved by Thomas Jefferys, Geographer to His Majesty. Engraved map, scale 2 inches to 1 mile, published in eight sheets, which have been mounted on linen, rolled, overall size 72" x 42", plus margins. Main roads coloured in brown, hundreds outlined in shading of different colours. Plan of Bedford top right, size 11" x 11", scale 3in. = 440 yds. Decorative compass rose, scale bar, vignette bottom right showing a country road with a cart, two women talking to a man on horseback. Second Edition, Published by W. Faden, Geographer to His Majesty, and to his Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Charing Cross Oct. 1st 1804. £850.00
    Shows buildings, turnpike, inclosed and open roads, numbers showing distances from Post House in Bedford, churches with small church in elevation, 'seats' shown with small house, windmills, woodland. Hachures indicate high ground, and under the Explanation Table, bottom right Jefferys explains 'the great Angles were taken by the Theodolite, and the Roads were measured by the Chain and Transcribed on the Plain Table in the Field'. The first edition was published c1765.

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

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  3. Bristol (Lulsgate) Airport OFFICIAL OPENING 1st May 1957. Brochure, size 10" x 8", 12pp., including photographs, plan. City and Corporation of Bristol 1957. £18.00

  4. Bristol (Lulsgate) Airport AIR SERVICES GUIDE to 31st March, 1958. brochure, 4p., narrow 8vo, illustrated, giving flight information, and information on airport facilities... together with... This is Bristol. From Bristol Airport. Brochure with tourist information, hotels, airport history and facilities, shopping etc. 25pp, 4to, illusts. c1970... together with... Bristol Airport Handbook 1969. 40pp., 8vo, and Programme for Airport Open Day, 1978. 23pp. 4 items. 1958-1970. £20.00

  5. Clifton Down Station AGREEMENT FOR BUILDING AIR RAID SHELTERS for the use of the public, between the G.W.R and L.M.S and The Lord Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of the City of Bristol. 3pp., small folio, printed with typed inserts. 7 typed paragraphs setting out conditions etc. Affixed is a plan showing the Station Approach and three shelters, shaded in red. 16th April 1940. £18.00
    Each shelter could accommodate 150 people.

  6. Clifton SHIRLEY AND SON LIMITED The Civil and Military Stores, 28 The Mall. Cash Price List. December 1914 - February 1915. Size 10" x 6", green wraps with embossed gold lettering. 112pp., including 25pp. of adverts at the end. Lists groceries, cleaning products, wine, vintage champagne, etc. The Ironmongery section has many illustrations of chinaware, jelly moulds, brushes, teapots, glasses, etc. 1914. £24.00
    At the beginning is a 'Journey List' showing dates of delivery to villages in a wide radius, including Tyntesfield, Bitton, Clevedon, etc.

  7. 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.

  8. Lenthall Bros. GUARANTEED FURNITURE By Lenthall Bros., The Actual Makers. Catalogue, 19pp., with sepia-type photographic illustrations on each page, with prices. Black wraps with silver title and decoration. Staples rusty, some sections loose. 1930's. £15.00
    Their premises were on Redcliffe Hill and North Street.

  9. Lysaght (John), Limited. AGRICULTURAL FEEDING APPLIANCES Manufactured by John Lysaght, Limited, Galvanized Iron Works, Bristol. Catalogue printed on yellow paper, on both sides of sheet 15" x 17", folded to form brochure 5" x 8". Each item illustrated, with prices listed below. 1902. £18.00
    Upwards of 50 items illustrated. Includes wheelbarrows, water-carriers, garden tables and chairs, hay-racks, troughs.

  10. Martin (James), Publisher FELIX FARLEY'S BRISTOL JOURNAL April 26, 1843. Broadsheet newspaper, 8p, unopened along top, folds. Advertisements on front page for Packet sailings, auction sales, proposed opening of South Devon Railway line, with vignette woodcuts of locomotives, ships etc. 1843. £15.00
    Includes advert. for auction sale of house and brewery at Moorend, Queen's visit on board the 'Great Britain', first exhibition at Bristol Academy of Fine Art, etc.

  11. Phillips & Sons Ltd. ADVERTISING LEAFLET for James Phillips & Sons Ltd., Union St. 'The House with over 100 Years Reputation'. 4p., 8vo., good photographic view of the shop on front, their removal waggon pulled by road engine on verso., desk and armchair inside. Printed in red and black... together with... a similar leaflet advertising their Indian carpets, with picture of camel and ox train transporting goods. Berger chair shown on front. c1930? £12.00

  12. Woodworkers PRICE LIST C. Jennings & Co., General Woodworkers, Timber Merchants, Sawing, Turning & Moulding Mills. 1907. 132pp., size 7" x 5", decorative wraps, which are slightly grubby. Illustrated throughout. 1907. £18.00
    Includes various shop fronts, shop front pilasters, porches, bannisters and newel posts, church and chapel furniture such as rostrums, woodblock flooring, bay windows.

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

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  14. Sawston, Whittlesford, Stapleford, Hildersham PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Sawston and Hildersham Estates, comprising Superior Dairy, Stock and Corn Farms, Building Sites, Cottage and Shop Property... for Sale by Auction... 23rd September, 1922. 31pp., folio, staples rusty hence wraps loose. 2 large folding plans in pocket. With a bundle of correspondence, 1923-4, relating to sales, tithe apportionment, tenants, etc. 1922. £32.00
    Includes Huntington's Farm, Cook's Pen Farm, Plumb's Place Farm, Cook's Pen Farm, etc.

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  15. Baldew Mine, Kea SETT of Baldew Mine, Viscount Falmouth to Thomas Reed of Stithians. Grants right to dig for copper ore, lead ore, tin ore etc., throughout an area bounded by 'a landmark fixed up in Skits Coome near the High Way marked with a Borrier... to a Stone post fixed up near Crugigizard Burrow... all which piece of ground or sett is commonly called Baldew Mine... Paper, size 18" x 24". Signed 'Falmouth' with large wax seal, and by Reed with a smaller one. 1786. £65.00
    Viscount Falmouth was to have 1/20th of all Black Tin sold and 1/14th of copper or lead ore.

  16. Blaeu (J) CORNVBIA A fine attractive map with contemporary hand colouring, with Latin text to verso. Engraved surface approx. 15" x 20", with wide margins. Coats of arms at top and left, fine cartouche showing fish and tin. In parchment card mount, with gold line, arranged so as to show text to verso. c1645 £460.00
    'Despite the fact that the map is copied from Speed, its appearance is markedly different, the composition being much lighter and more open in effect. The engraving is superb, the calligraphy magnificent, and the restrained use of decoration gives a clarity, which greatly facilitates map-reading without any loss of charm or beauty.' Quixley. (Frame available for anyone able to collect).

  17. Bodmin, Nanstallon ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXIV N.W. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 17" plus margins, linen-backed and folding into 8vo boards with Stanford label, cloth worn at spine, marbled endpapers. Roads coloured pink, water features coloured. 1887. £16.00
    First Edition Without Contours.

  18. Camborne PROPOSED ADDITIONS TO WHEAL HARRIET SETT small sketch map so titled. On linen in ink and outline colour, size 9" x 12". Scale 1inch = 100 fathoms. Shows roads, buildings, Knavegoby, what appear to be field outlines, lodes in pink. Compass rose, scale bar, parts to be added outlined in red... together with... KILLIVOSE. Sketch plan in ink and some colour, on linen, size 22" x 26". Scale 8 Fathoms to an inch. Shows roads (to Beacon), Piper's Tenement, Killivose Engine Shaft, Jewill's Shaft, Cross cut, Smith's Lode, Bickford Lode, higher ground shown with grey shading. Some brownish spotting at edge of plan. Both plans have creases and folds. 2 items. n.d. c1865? £30.00

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

  20. Helston market MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT between John Cork and Thomas Wills Farmers of the Market of the Borough of Helston, and Anthony Hoskyn and John Sandys of Pengarrack in St. Keverne (on behalf of themselves and Sir Francis Vyvyan and others). Manuscript on 3p., small folio, folded. Sets a temporary rate for toll on corn brought to the market whilst a legal dispute was in progress. This is a copy, with the day and the 'penal sum' not filled in. May 1732. £18.00
    The toll was to be a pint and a half of corn in dues for every bushell.

  21. 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

  22. Launceston PARISHES OF SAINT MARY MAGDALENE, HAMLET OF SAINT THOMAS, AND LAWHITTON URBAN, IN THE BOROUGH OF LAUNCESTON, CORNWALL. PLANS, CONDITIONS AND PARTICULARS OF SALE of an Excellent Residential House, also Stores, Stables, Cottage, and Highly Attractive Fields in the Borough of Dunheved other otherwise Launceston. To be Sold by Public Auction by Messrs. J. Kittow & Son at the White Hart Hotel, Launceston, on Friday, the 14th day of October, 1910. With 4 coloured folding plans, 8pp, folio, original printed wraps. 1910. £45.00

  23. Lescudjack LEASE FOR A YEAR of lands in Lescojack otherwise Leskinnack, Joseph Biscoe and Nicholas Green to John Rogers. Vellum, size 13" x 19", four armorial wax seals. 1741. £20.00
    Details closes of land, and area of moor near Treneer Weeth, with occupiers of adjoining lands.

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

  25. Mine Frauds A BILL To make further Provision for the Administration of Justice, and for improving the Practice and Proceedings, in the Courts of the Stannaries of Cornwall; and for the Prevention of Frauds by Workmen employed in the Mines.... 6pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. Left hand edge trimmed to within half and inch of text. 1839. £10.00

  26. Molesworth (Sir John) LETTER from Geo. King, Motto 'Omnia vincit Veritas', attacking him for 'your late behaviour in a Court of Judicature in your own County between a Subaltern & my little self... the revenge that was in your countenance, the meanness of your oratory...' He says Nature has not endowed him with a greater share of any thing (besides riches) except a double row of Teeth'. Written in a neat hand on both sides of a single folio sheet, folds, slight wear where folds meet. n.d. c1780? £24.00

  27. Roscarnon, St.Keverne LEASE of two messuages at Roscarnon, John Sandys of Lanarth to Nicholas Banfield, yeoman. Vellum, 22" x 23", wax seal with dragon. 1713. £30.00
    The lease reserves all trees of 'Oake Ash Elme and Sickamore'. For an extra £4 rent Banfield was to have all the tithes and tenths of hay, corn and grain.

  28. Roskear SKETCH PLAN of the mine, titled bottom right 'Capn. Skewis' Plan. Decr. 31st 1863. John Thompson'. In ink and minimal colour, on linen, folded, size 25" x 45". Scale 16 Fathoms to an inch. Shows roads, buildings at Roskear, church, area of adjoining mines (Wheal Cofty etc.), various shafts, engine shaft, West Cornwall railway, higher ground with hachures, 'sett applied for the land of Mr. Bassett'. 1863. £24.00

  29. Saint Burian Deanery AN ACT to provide for the Division of the Deanery of Saint Burian into Three Rectories, and for abolishing the Royal Peculiar of Saint Burian. 4pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1850. £12.00

  30. 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

  31. St. Ives THE REPRESENTATION OF ST. IVES Mr Pendarves before the Electors. Off-print from the Cornish Telegraph, printed on one side only, size 30" x 12", in three columns, comprising a letter to the electors from William Cole Pendarves, the Liberal candidate, and a Report of his election meeting at St. Ives Town Hall. Numerous folds, long repaired tear across 1 fold. 1881. £7.00

  32. St. Kew COUNTERPART LEASE of a part of a dwelling house and several closes of land on Wheal Baddon Down, James Trevenen to William Salter. On vellum, 24" x 30", wax seal. Slight yellowing of vellum. Basic plan outlined in red on verso. 1855. £10.00

  33. St. Minver NOTE OF A NOTICE 'affixed to the Church &c April 1807'. A manuscript note of 6 lines on small 4to sheet, offering a reward of ten guineas for discovering the person who took a Wine Quart Bottle of Neat's Foot Oil from Mr. Sandys stable between the 19 and 20th March, upon conviction of the offender. Above the note are listed details of 5 convictions at Taunton Assizes April 2nd 1807, presumably to give some idea of the horrible fate awaiting the thief. Docketed on verso as above by Sandys with note 'mangling my Greyhound, Oil stolen... & other crimes of late years in the Parish'. 1807. £10.00
    'William Pain for stealing one ewe sheep.... condemned to Death...'

  34. 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

  35. 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

  36. Trenerth (Manor of) CASE regarding Francis Earl of Godolphin's tenants at Tregurtha, parcel of his Manor of Trenerth. Questions prepared for a lawyer's response, 1p., small folio. Presents the case that the tenants had been accustomed 'time immemorial' to graze cattle and dig soil at a lane between Godolphin and Glynn land, and that now Glynn was preventing them. Did they have this right or not? Paper fragile down left hand side, held with document tape, but affects mainly the margin, with no loss of text. n.d. c1700. £14.00

  37. 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 various tenants. 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 Lanyon at 1£ 7s per anno...'

  38. West Cornwall election LETTER from E.W.W. Pendarves to Mrs. Williams, Treviner, Scorrier. 3 lines on 1p., 4to, blank conjoint leaf with address panel and good wax seal on verso, indistinct Lostwithiel postmark, date and Pendarves name also written on address panel. Addresses her as 'My dear Mrs Michael', and says they have had a 'glorious triumph' and it has been a proud day for him and for Cornwall. 20th June 1826. £16.00
    Pendarves had just been elected one of the two Members for Cornwall.

  39. Wheal Margaret, Uny Lelant, near St. Ives SET OF QUARTERLY REPORTS 1858-1873. Group of separately published printed quarterly Reports, each 2p, 4to, mostly on blue paper, printed on one side of leaf only, name of mine in decorative lettering at head. Comprises Statement of account, giving amounts for labour costs, carriage, merchants bills, Doctor, etc., and Tin sold, details of shares etc., and on the second page a detailed Agents' Report on work in the different lodes (such as South Russoe, Mushell Lode, Foul Lode), equipment installed etc. Agents include Thomas Michell, Thomas Treweeke, John Williams. A broken run. Comprises (no. of reports in brackets) :- 1858 (2), 1861 (1)1862 (3), 1863 (3), 1864 (3), 1865 (2), 1866 (3), 1867 (2), 1869 (2), 1873 (2). Two reports rather browned. 23 Reports in all. 1858-1873. £95.00
    Wheal Margaret had been worked in the eighteenth century, restarted in 1842, and became one of the most productive mines in the area. In 1874 it became part of the Wheal Sisters group. It is uncommon to find a group of mine reports spanning a number of years.

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  40. Great Croglin A BILL for Inclosing Lands in Great Croglin, in the County of Cumberland. 33pp., sm. folio, disbound, separately paginated. Docket title, traces of folds. A few leaves with some slight discoloration in right margin. With amendments and corrections in ink in a neat contemporary hand throughout. 1808. £20.00
    Refers to rights to Mines of Coal, Lead, Tin, Copper, Minerals, Stones, Fossils, etc. The Lord of the Manor who was entitled to Mines and Minerals was the Earl of Egremont. Presumably the Bill was amended prior to becoming an Act.

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

  42. Penrith MARY BELL'S ASIGNMENT Whereas Mary Bell, of Penrith, Milliner & Straw Bonnet Maker, hath by an indenture... assigned all her Personal Estate to the said John Pattinson and Joseph Birkett... In Trust for the benefit of... her Creditors... Poster, size 11" x 9", heading in large letters., informing creditors of the indenture held at Brunskill's, Solicitors. B.T. Sweeten, Printer, Penrith. 1859. £24.00

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  43. Alvaston, Derby COMMONPLACE BOOK of John Riley Marsh. 4to album, handsome binding in full dark red grained calf, boards with blindstamp decoration and gilt tooling, raised bands with gilt panels on spine, brass clasp with key, edges of paper gilt. Some slight rubbing at edges of spine and corners. Name of 'John Riley Marsh' written on front endpaper, with his stamp showing crest. 38 neatly written pages of poetry, some attributed, most not, the rest of album blank. The first poem 'Song' is dated January 6 1829. Paper watermarked 1828. £45.00
    John Riley Marsh apparently lived at Alvaston Grange, Derby. He had financial interests in potteries.

  44. Chesterfield NOTEBOOK containing manuscript recipes for ailments in stock, accounts etc. Notebook bound in vellum boards, size 8" x 6", vellum on boards darkened and worn. Contains 49 pages of cures for cattle, etc., copied from Downing's 'A Treatise on the Diseases Incident to Horned Cattle...', and other treatments for worms in horses etc.; 5p. of accounts for money recieved for gallons of gin, etc., 1830; 6p. headed 'Thos. Littlewood Constable' March 26th 1832 - April 8th 1835, listing money paid out at inquests at Brampton, for various attendances at Brampton and Chesterfield for example 'attending at Chesterfield with a list to appoint overseers of the poor'; 2p of accounts for oats at Chatsworth, 1833; 8p in a different hand presumably copied from a book on Genesis. There are two pages where the owner has written his name 'Thomas Littlewood Brampton' and 'Thomas Littlewood Bagthorpe'. Plus some blank pages. Many pages have been cut out, and some margins have been trimmed away at the bottom. 1830-35. £80.00
    13 inquests are mentioned, with the name of the deceased, e.g. 'Paid at an Inquest in Brampton Over the Body of Benjamin Goodlord... 8s.' In January 1835 he paid 2s 'for a Key to Fetters'.

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  45. Barnstaple REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF BARNSTAPLE 1p, folio, with 1p. zincographed plan of the Borough, by Henry James, scale 3" to 1 mile, hand-coloured in outline. 1868. £18.00

  46. Bishops Nympton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Quarter sheet, No. XXII. N.E. Scale 6" to 1 mile, on stiff paper. Water features hand-coloured. Area about half an inch square at centre of map coloured pink. Surveyed 1887. 1891. £15.00
    Shows River Yeo along centre of map, Newtown, Mornacott, Bishop's Lydeard and Molland Station.

  47. Bishops Nympton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Quarter sheet, No. XXII. N.E. Scale 6" to 1 mile, on stiff paper. Water features hand-coloured. Area about half an inch square at centre of map coloured pink. Surveyed 1887. 1891. £15.00
    Shows River Yeo along centre of map, Newtown, Mornacott, Bishop's Lydeard and Molland Station.

  48. Bovey Tracy ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet CI. S.W. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 12" x 17" plus margins, on stiff paper. 1906 £10.00
    Covers the whole of Bovey Tracy, Bovey Pottery and Lignite Pit, Whitestone Quarry.

  49. Chagford and Exeter Railway AN ACT for authorizing the construction of Railways to connect the Teign Valley Railway and the town of Chagford with Exeter..... 15pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1883. £16.00

  50. Colyton CONVEYANCE in Fee of a dwelling house at Colyton, Messrs. Pidgeon & Lott Assignees of the estate and effects of Mr B.B. Smark a Bankrupt... Vellum, 24" x 31", signed with 4 wax seals. 1844. £10.00

  51. Crediton DEED to declare Uses of a fine. Elizabeth Lee, late of St. Mary Ottery now of Holborn, and Francis Buller and Susanna his wife, referring to a messuage called the Wardens House in the College in Ottery, with two gardens, and messuage on the north side, various other tenements in Ottery, a share in a farm called Bears and Bears Mills in Crediton, etc. Attested copy on 4p folio, made in 1784. 1767. £24.00
    Names occupiers.

  52. Devon County Council TOTNES and Dartington Outline Plan. 16pp., oblong small folio. Folding plan, illusts. Wraps. January 1972. £7.00

  53. 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. £20.00
    Also refers to Lopez, Bassett, Cann.

  54. Devonshire Boundaries REPORT ON THE PROPOSED DIVISION OF THE COUNTY OF DEVON 1pp, with a folding lithographed plan of the county by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline. Scale approx. 5 miles to 1". Folio, disbound. 1837. £28.00
    The text shows tables of population in the different hundreds.

  55. Exeter Cathedral Close PHOTOGRAPH of the Jacobean oak door at 10 Cathedral Close. Albumen print, size 8" x 6", together with small page of notes on early occupiers of the house. c1890. £5.00

  56. Gunnislake PHOTOGRAPH titled in white in plate 'Gunnislake New Bridge'. Commercial photograph, size 4" x 7", bridge in middle distance, on the other side of the bridge is a large building like a mill. n.d. c1900. £6.00

  57. Heavitree, Exeter PLANS, PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF A VALUABLE BRICK-YARD With Buildings, Cottages and Premises, together with about 5 Acres, and the Goodwill of the Business. About 13 Acres of land adjoining including Valuable Building Sites, A 14-Roomed Villa Residence, known as "Melrose," and Three Dwelling-Houses. To Be Sold By Auction... September 22nd, 1910. Folio, folded with docket title, very large coloured folding plan and 7pp. 1910. £36.00

  58. Kentisbeare, Bradfield House ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Quarter sheet, No. XLVI. .E. Scale 6" to 1 mile, on stiff paper. 1941. £15.00
    Shows good detail of the Bradfield House estate.

  59. Little Torrington OBLIGATION BOND of John Bickley of Little Torrington, Dyer, to Henry Roll(?) for £100. Vellum, size 5" x 9", signed by Bickley and 4 witnesses (2 with their marks). Small seal bound in paper. Preamble in Latin, the rest in English. 1638. £30.00

  60. Marsh Land, Seaton TO BE LET BY AUCTION By Mr Smith, At the Pole Arms Inn, Seaton on Thursday the 14th Day of April, 1859... the Following Parcels of the Seaton Marshes and Other Lands... to view apply to John Newberry, at Seaton... Poster, 15" x 10", printed in large type-faces, listing 26 Lots. Record of the bidding on several lots written on verso. S. Cox, Printer etc.... Williton. 1859. £24.00
    Plots included 'Part of Little Ragged Jack', 'Marsh Bank and Salt Marsh, and the Burrow to be de-pastured with Sheep only...'

  61. Moore and Stevens families LEASE FOR A YEAR of all of the Manors, Lordships, lands and houses in the County of Devon of Henry Stevens Esq., Elizabeth Cooke and Christian Moore to Thomas Moore. Vellum, 18" x 23", two wax seals. 1812. £16.00


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

  63. Rock and Co., London VIEWS OF TORQUAY 50 engraved vignette views. Each size approx. 3" x 3", in boards with gilt title, size 6" x 8". Cloth on boards very stained and worn, spine spotty and frayed, inner hinge cracked, first view and front endpaper loose. 1860. £70.00
    Despite the state of the binding the plates are very clean.

  64. Seaton and Beer Railway Co. CHEQUES of Messrs. Williams, Thornton, Sykes and Thornton , Dorsetshire Bank, Axminster. Made out to various people including The Hon. Marke Rolle, Sir . Trevelyan, J. Needs, R. Ellis, for sums ranging from two shillings to eighty seven pounds. All stamped 'cancelled', and with 'Seaton and Beer Railway Company' written along the top. All signed by two directors and the Secretary (Evans, Ellis and Helland). 103 cheques. 1886-8. £30.00
    The Bank, established in 1786, was taken over the the Wilts. & Dorest Banking Co. in 1897. The Seaton and Beer Railway opened in 1868, and it was taken over by the London & S.W. Railway in 1888. These cheques are presumably paying out dividends to shareholders.

  65. Sidmouth Railway AN ACT for the Abandonment of the Railways authorised by the Sidmouth Railway Act, 1876..... 4pp. Disbound. 1879. £10.00

  66. St. Giles-in-the-Heath and Luffincott PLANS, PARTICULARS, AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF TWO EXCELLENT BARTON FARMS Known as "Carey Barton," St. Giles, "Luffincott Barton" (Parish of Luffincott).... To be Sold by Public Auction At the White Hart Hotel, Launceston, On Tuesday, September 30th, 1913. Messrs. J. Kittow & Son, of Launceston. With 2 large coloured folding plans, 7pp, folio, original printed wraps, few short tears and slightly dusty to lower margins. 1913. £45.00

  67. Swimbridge LETTER from John Cowell to Edward Bray at Tavistock. 8 lines on small 4to sheet, blank conjoint leaf with address and Barnstaple postmark on verso. Informs Bray of the death of George Pope, 'late a life on Mr John Howe's Estate South Dinniton by which I find the best Beast Heriot is due to His Grace...' and wishes to know how to proceed. Docket title on verso John Cowell Reeve of the Manor of Bishopstawton... together with... LETTER to John Cowell at Swimbridge, from William Jones, dated Woburn, March 20 1792, concerning the best beast heriot on a farm at Downrue, telling him to demand the heriot 'I do not wish to be strict but must do Justice to His Grace'. 18 lines, 4to, folded with address and Woburn postmark on verso. 2" semi-circular tear in paper. 2 items. 1792-4. £16.00
    Bray was the Duke of Bedford's agent at Tavistock.

  68. Tallis & Co. PLYMOUTH, DEVONPORT & STONEHOUSE Plan, engraved surface approx. 10" x 13", scale bar, decorative border and three vignette views. Delicate later hand-colouring. Pasted along about two inches at top edge to a thin sheet of card. Traces of central fold. The Plan drawn and engraved by J. Rapkin. 1860. £110.00

  69. Tavistock PHOTOGRAPH of a hunt meet outside the Guildhall. Shows four horsemen with hounds. Size 7" x 9". 1960's... together with... h.m.s. Pinafore. Town Hall, 1919. Photograph size 7" x 9", showing cast of 40 surrounding the 'ship' in front of a beautifully painted backdrop... together with... photograph size 6" x 8", sepia, showing a boat excursion to Calstock, 1920's. .. together with... photograph size 6" x 8", showing a procession in a street looking towards the church, decorated with flags, Matthews' garage on the left, grocers advertising 'Noted Saffron Cake' on the right corner. Possibly some kind of royalty-related celebration, early 1920's. 4 items. 1919-1960's. £20.00

  70. Trewman (R) Publisher TREWMAN'S EXETER FLYING-POST September 13, 1865. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp., unopened at top. A few foxing spots, and some slight discolouration in corner of front page. 1865. £14.00
    Much Exeter news, and also news from villages and towns such as Bovey Tracey, Crediton, Moretonhampstead, Collumpton, etc.

  71. Vivian (Edward) TORQUAY, FROM PARK HILL. Tinted lithograph. Drawn by E. Vivian. On stone by E. Gauci. Size approx. 8" x 11", plus margins. Printed by M. & N. Hanhart, c1841. £45.00
    A very attractive view looking across the harbour to a terrace of houses, and a few houses on the hill behind, sailing ships in the harbour, with men in the foreground standing by a low wall.

  72. Week COUNTERPART LEASE of the tenement of Week in the village of Week in Langtree, Joseph Coplestone of Woodland to John Bragg the Elder of Langtree, yeoman Vellum, size 11" x 27", attractive armorial wax seal on tag, calligraphic initial 'T' with date incorporated. 38 lines in a small neat hand. 1687. £40.00
    Bragg was to pay to Coplestone 'one fat Goose' at Christmas, and was to provide work for 'one harvest day'. The heriot was a 'best beast'.

  73. Winkleigh LEASE of the tenement of Wishland in Winkley, John Walter to Philip Davy yeoman. Vellum, size 19" x 24", good armorial wax seal. Written throughout in a large sloping hand. 1752. £24.00
    Conditions were that a heriot was to be paid, Davy was to appear at the Court of the Manor of Ashleigh Rolle, and the right to hawk and hunt was reserved to Walter.

  74. Woolmer's EXETER AND PLYMOUTH GAZETTE For the West of England. April 2, 1853. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp, folds, unopened. Red tax stamp. Numerous notices of ship sailings from Plymouth to America and Australia ('chief cabin £25-£30.'), with small vignettes of ships, 'Stallions to Cover at Totnes' etc. 1853. £16.00
    Includes three-column report on the execution of the Clayhidon Murderer, George Sparkes, with woodcut portrait; Exeter Police News, brief reports from surrounding villages, etc.

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  75. Corfe CORFE CASTLE untitled copper engraving. Size 14" x 20", mounted on a thick sheet of buff paper, trimmed almost to the border at top and sides, 1" margin at bottom but no imprint or title. c1750. £15.00
    Shows two men tending cattle in the foreground.

  76. Dorchester DORCHESTER AUGUST SHEEP & RAM FAIR Catalogue of Messrs. Hy. Duke & Sons Sale... August 6th 1925. Sheet size 16" x 8", folds, printed on one side in two columns, listing names of sellers, with location, for Dorset Down Ewes, Grazing Sheep, Dorset Horn & rossbred sheep, etc. 1925. £10.00

  77. Netherbury PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Valuable Copyhold Estate in the Parish of Netherbury, which will be Sold by Auction by Mr. F. Pittis, at the White Hart Inn, Beaminster... 24th day of November, 1830. 3pp., small folio, plus docket title, folded. With schedule of the fields, orchards etc. The purchase price, £3843.5s.0d, has been added in ink. 1830. £40.00
    The estate was called 'Perry's and Ford's', occupied by John Galpin, with a dwelling house and three cottages.

  78. Wambrook RELEASE in fee of several pieces of Ground in Wambrook allotted in respect of his Estates, John Beviss of Wambrook to Thomas Lawrence of Chard. Two vellum sheets, vellum slightly browned, size 17" x 28", wax seals. Refers to allotments of Common ground of Wambrook under the Enclosure Act. Lists the plots by number according to the enclosure plan, and the tenements such as White's, Brown's, Warren's, Darby's, etc. qualifying Beviss for them. Loosely inserted is a lease for a year relating to the same transaction. 1809. £20.00

  79. Wareham LICENCE to assign land at Pound Lane, John Calcraft of Rempstone Hall to Samuel Townsend of Wareham. 1p., sm. folio. 1843. £10.00

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  80. Chingford reservoirs IN PARLIAMENT. EAST LONDON WATER Plans and Sections Session 1900. William B. Bryan, M. Inst. C.E., Engineer. Four lithographed sheets, size 22" x 30", plus title page with 'Explanation'. Sewn into pale green wraps, with large printed title in decorative typefaces, morocco spine, morocco split down spine (sewing sound). Comprises (i) Plan of intended reservoirs between Chingfield and Edmonton. Scale 6" to a mile. Intended reservoirs handcoloured. Shows river Lea, lines of conduits, diversion of river, railway, buildings, Ponders End Station, roads, proposed cuts, etc. (ii) Six enlargements at 25" to a mile of specific points on plan. 9" repaired tear at right edge reaching into one enlargement. (iii) Sections. 2 small edge tears. (iv) Plan of Road Diversion, 6" to a mile, One enlargement & 3 sections below. 1" tear at edge. Waterlow & Sons. 1900. £95.00

  81. 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.

  82. Little Saling PARTICULAR and Conditions of Sale of a Very Excellent Small Estate called 'Hitchcock's'. 3pp., folio, printed in an attractive varied type-faces. Folded with docket title. Loosely inserted is a letter of 1849 with manuscript 'Admeasurement of the late Charles Hicks Farms' comprising Arundell's and Woolpits Farms, and Sterry's Farm. Youngman, Printer, Walden. 1849. £24.00

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

  84. Terling, Boreham, Hatfield Peverel ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XLIV. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo cloth wraps, front wrap stained. Some fields shaded in watercolour, marked with ink numbers, presumably relating to auction sale. Margins rather grubby. 1881. £22.00
    Shows in detail the layout of New Hall, Boreham House, Mowden Hall, Chelmer and Blackwater Canal, Terling Hall.

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  85. Acton Turville CATALOGUE of Valuable Furniture and Effects of Portcullis house... to be sold by Auction... September 5th... 1967. 66pp., 8vo., wraps. 8 photographic plates. Some prices written in. 1967. £8.00
    Included fine Chippendale and Sheraton furniture.

  86. Bryant MAP OF THE COUNTY OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE being the bottom third only of the complete map. Scale 6 miles = approx 8". Size 24" x 66", plus margins. Fully hand-coloured. Border along bottom and sides, 1" margin at top. Linen-backed, with five vertical folds, along one of which, the fold going through the vignette, the paper has cracked. Scale bar, engraved view of Gloucester Cathedral, Explanation, and five small inset maps showing outlying parts of the County. Published by A. Bryant, 27 Gt. Ormond Street, Nov. 1st 1824. £130.00
    Covers the whole of Bristol, Chepstow, North Nibley, Tetbury, Badminton, Marshfield. The complete map measures 73" x 66".

  87. Cary (J) A NEW MAP OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE, Divided into Hundreds, exhibiting its Roads, Rivers, Parks &c. With full colouring, with a single fold, engraved surface approx. 22" x 19", plus margins. Two vertical and one horizontal folds, margin trimmed down top third of right edge, tear at right edge reaching 1" into map. 1801. £45.00

  88. Dymock POSTER advertising a Freehold Cottage at Broomsgreen, Dymock, To be Sold by Auction by Messrs. Lomas and Anthony at The Horse Shoe Inn, Broomsgreen On Friday the 12th day of August 1904. Size 19" x 14", folds. 1904. £17.00

  89. Gloucester Boundaries REPORT ON THE PROPOSED DIVISION OF THE COUNTY OF GLOUCESTER; 1pp, with a folding plan of the county by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline. Scale approx. 7 miles to 1". Folio, disbound, some slight offsetting. Shows Polling Places, Places of County Election, Borough Towns to return 1 and 2 Members. 1837. £26.00
    The text shows population in the different towns.

  90. Iron Acton ASSIGNMENT of the Term of 1000 yeares of closes of ground called Winshill, Chobley, Marlpitts, The Ridings, in the parish of Iron Acton, Mathew Crew of Wickwar, Clothier, John Walker of Yate, Clothier, to William Machin and Charles Edmonds. 6 signatures with 6 good armorial wax seals, witnessed on verso. Vellum, decorative calligraphic initial 'T', size 27" x 31", some minor slight darkening of vellum, but script strong and black. 1710. £40.00
    Includes common of pasture and common of estover and power to dig stones in the commons and wastes of the Manor of Iron Acton.

  91. Kitchin (T) A NEW MAP OF GLOCESTERSHIRE Drawn from the best Authorities. Engraved map, size 8" x 10", plus margins. Title with vignette with tress and view of river top right 1774. £25.00

  92. Newent Railway AN ACT to authorise the deviation and alteration of the Newent Railway.... 5pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Edges dusty. 1874. £12.00

  93. South Cerney TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION By Mr Jefferies, At the George Inn, South Cerney, On Saturday, the 29th of June, 1844.... Freehold Property Situate in South Cerney. Poster, printed on one side only, size approx. 17" x 11".' With it are 'Conditions of Sale', 4pp, with manuscript notes and amendments. Two 2" tears in poster, neatly repaired on verso with archival tape. Henry Smith, Printer & Bookseller, Cirencester: 1844. £20.00

  94. Stanton WILL of Joseph Evans of Stanton. 5p folio, signed with wax seal. 1833. £14.00
    Refers to farm and lands called Butler's Ground, Upper Orchard etc.

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    Hampshire and Isle of Wight

  95. Basingstoke ADMINSTRATION of the will of Henry Piercy of Basingstoke. Copy of will (dated 1703) on vellum, size 7" x 8", administration in Latin, size 7" x 6". Tag, lacking seal. 1707. £20.00
    Makes his wife Elizabeth administratrix, leaves twelve pounds each to his children.

  96. Gubbins (J), Newport, Published by SHANKLIN CHINE letter sheet with engraved vignette. 4to letter sheet, conjoint leaf, with vignette showing a small sailing boat lying at an angle on the beach, small house beyond, men in the surf holding nets, a few people looking on from the path, rocks and woods surrounding. Size of vignette 4" x 6". c1850. £10.00

  97. Portsmouth REPORT UPON THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY and Division into Wards of the Borough of Portsmouth. Plan and 4pp, disbound. 2 fully-coloured plans on one page, one scale 1" to 1 mile, one 4" to 1 mile. Offsetting on page 1 of text. (1837) £20.00

  98. 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.

  99. Southampton LEASE FOR A YEAR of a messuage and garden near Bordles Gate in the parish of St. Michael, John Harris to Thomas Ridding. Vellum, 15" x 22", three wax seals. Vellum rather yellowed. With further lease of 1807 on verso. 1790 and 1807. £18.00

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  100. Dilwyn PARTICULARS OF SALE AND PLAN of A Valuable Freehold Estate called Chadnor Court.... to be Sold by Auction.... 26th September, 1877. 2pp., folio, including schedule, folded, hand-coloured folding plan. 1877. £24.00

  101. Greenwood (C. & J) MAP OF THE COUNTY OF HEREFORD. From an Actual Survey Made in the Year 1831. Corrected to the Present Period & Published April 1st 1834. Engraved by J. & C. Walker. Hand-coloured, size 23" x 28", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 8vo, marbled endpapers, small stamp with name of library adjacent to the title, few small spots, and a small amount of light browning. With fine large vignette view of Hereford Cathedral. Published by Greenwood & Co. London: 1834. £70.00

  102. Marden and Much Cowarne PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Agricultural Properties comprising the outlying portions of 'Amberley Court' Farm, 'Green Barn, Farm and a small pasture orchard adjoining, in Much Cowarne... to be offered for Sale by Auction.... 27th October, 1920. 6pp., small folio. Large folding plan. 1920. £18.00

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  103. Biddenden SHORT NOTICE OF SALE Crampton House Farm, Biddenden... Catalogue of the Household Furniture... Agricultural Implements... 2 Draught horses... 2 Cows... for Sale by Auction on the Premises... June 14th, 1880. Poster, size 20" x 15", folds, heading in large lettering, listing 149 Lots. Two small splits at fold, repaired on verso with archival tape. 1880 £18.00

  104. Dartford, Sevenoaks AN ACT for repairing the Road leading from Dartford to Sevenoaks... 6pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1831. £9.00

  105. Dover AN ACT for the Repair of Dover Harbour. 10pp., plus cover leaf, small folio. Attractive floral decoration around initial letter. Margins spotty. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1700. £24.00

  106. Dymchurch PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Freehold Dwelling House and Ripe Building Land... situate at Dunkirk End... to be Sold by Auction... 15th August, 1904. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title. 1904. £12.00
    At the back of the dwelling house was a brick building 'formerly used as a Herring Hang'.

  107. Hop-picking POSTCARD titled 'Hop-Picking, Kent.' with black and white view of a group of hop-pickers standing amidst hop poles covered in hops, large filled sack. Group includes sailor in uniform and some children. Sent through the post with Goudhurst postmark (date has not come out). Mockford Series 4. n.d. c1910. £7.00

  108. Lewisham ASSIGNMENT of the a house and a piece of land between the London-Lewisham Road and the Tunbridge-Dartford Railway, James Kent to William Giddins. Vellum, 22" x 28", 2 wax seals. Small coloured plan in margin. 1867. £12.00

  109. Maidstone PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the attractive modern residence known as 'Rossdale' Sittingbourne Road... for sale by Auction, March 12th, 1914. 2pp., folio, plus 1p. conditions of sale. Folded with docket title... together with... similar particulars for sale June 27th, 1918, of a dwelling house known as Bodman House, No. 8, London House, with a large school room at the rear with side entrance for pupils. 1914 and 1918. £15.00

  110. Romney Marsh ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet IV Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 26" x 36, dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 4to. Stanford label on verso. Printed from an Electrotype in 1870. £40.00
    About three quarters of the map is sea area.

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  111. Blackburn THE ELECTRIC LIGHTING ACT, 1882. Whereas the Town Council of the Borough... have applied to the Local Government Board for sanction to borrow money for purposes of Electrical Lighting... Notice is given that Arnold Taylor, Inspector appointed to hold the said Inquiry, will attend... at the Town Hall... Poster, the word 'Blackburn' in large heavy type-face, size 18" x 11". 1894. £12.00


  112. Garston GARSTON DOCKS Lithographed plan. Size 29" x 44", mounted on linen, folding to small folio. Scale 2 Chains to an inch. Compass rose, scale of chains and feet, notes down right hand edge listing owners, corresponding to numbers on plan, with information on mineral rights etc., there is a Reference to Colours on the left, but the plan has not been coloured, and a reference to Parliamentary Nos. for four Sessions 1846-78. The North, Old, and Stalbridge Docks and some of the surrounding buildings have been coloured blue, and 'Blue Indicates Land and Premises Valued as Dock' written above the scale bar. Numerous red figures written around this area, but there is no key to their significance. Note at right edge 'Garston, Warrington and Altrincham Rwy., Sheet No. 1'. c1909. £70.00
    Covers area from St. Mary's Road at the top of the plan to the jetty at Old Dock at the bottom. Shows named streets, with each house plot indicated, railway with signal boxes, waggon repair shed, travelling crane, foundry. Shows the many industrial buildings around the docks such as Bibby's Copper Works, United Alkali Storage Shed, Banana Store, etc.

  113. 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'.

  114. Hennett (G) A MAP OF THE COUNTY PALATINE OF LANCASTER, Divided into Hundreds and Parishes, From an Accurate Survey Made in the Years 1828 and 1829 by G. Hennet. Large engraved map, dissected and mounted on linen, scale three-quarters of an inch to one mile, fully hand-coloured in hundreds, with deeper shading at boundaries, park-land, railway lines hand-coloured. Large calligraphic title, fine engraved inset view of the New Custom House, Liverpool. Numbers under towns show distance from London, those along the roads the distances from town to town. Overall engraved surface approx. 63" x 43", plus margins, on single sheet, dissected and mounted on linen, folding to roy 8vo, folding into marbled endpapers, silk edging. Inserted in calf slipcase in the form of a book, blindstamped border on sides, label with gilt title on spine, label slightly chipped. Calf rubbed at edges. London: Published by Henry Teesdale and Co., 302 Holborn, May 1, 1830. £500.00

  115. Lancaster AN ACT for improving the Navigation of the River Loyne, and for building a Quay near the Town of Lancaster.... Cover leaf + pages numbered 259-278, disbound, Black Letter, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Thomas Baksett, 1749. £14.00

  116. Leeds and Liverpool Canal Company PLAN OF WHARFAGE AND SURROUNDING PROPERTY at the Liverpool Terminus. 1878. Lithographed plan with some handcolouring. Size 27" x 39", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into dark blue 8vo morocco endpapers, with the title in gilt, and the name 'Edw. Halstone' at the bottom. Scale 6" = approx. 500 ft. Piano key border. Compass rose (north is at the left of the map). Shows named streets, buildings shaded in grey, public buildings, railway, coal yards, manufactories. Canal and basins shaded in blue. The heading 'Reference' has been printed bottom left, and the key entered in manuscript. The Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway Proposed Loop Line and Authorised Extension have been added in wide strips of orange and red, and the proposed streets and widening of Ray St. and Pall Mall added in pink and light pink; land to be conveyed by the Corporation to the Company in green hachures, wharves and premises on rental in light brown (mainly the numerous coal yards). 1878. £130.00
    Extends to Blackstock St., Tempest Hey, Princes Dock, Waterloo Station.

  117. Manchester SIXTEEN COLOUR POSTCARDS with views of central Manchester. Divided backs, mark 'G.D. & D. L' in star on back, white borders. One with small tear. c1910. £12.00
    All the same format - possibly from some kind of pack.

  118. 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. £45.00

  119. Rochdale DEED OF PURCHASE of dwelling house, stable, garden in Yorkshire Street in Rochdale, in the occupation of John Scholfield and others, and a close of land formerly called Middlemort Roads near the market town of Rochdale, John Leech to Richard Hampson. On paper, size 19" x 22". 1723. Later copy. Paper watermarked 1794. £20.00

  120. St. Helen's TWO LETTERS from Bickford, Smith and Co. Ltd., St. Helen's Junction Manufactory, to a Mr. Beddoes at Ironbridge, Shropshire regarding an order for the Highley Mining Co. for coils of white single tape fuse, and promising him a box of cigars. Together with letter to Beddoes from Pilington Bros., Glass Works, St. Helens. All three typewritten, on headed paper, 4to. Stab holes in margin where once filed. Jan. and March, 1909. £9.00

  121. Ulverston, Broughton in Furness ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 48. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19" plus wide margins. Main roads have been shaded in brown. Admiralty stamps in margin. Published 1905. £18.00

  122. Wigan PEMBERTON FIVE FEET MINE Ince Hall Moss Colliery. John Walmesley, Esq., Lessor. Manuscript plan in ink and wash colour on waxed cotton, size 28" x 38", scale 3 chains to an inch. Together with a basic 1936 plan of workings in Ince 4 Feet Mine, Mains Colliery. 2 items. c1900 and 1934. £30.00
    The earlier plan indicates pillar of coal left ungotten, coal gotten, closed workings, dates coal was worked up to the pillar permanently left marked in red ink (1870-1882.). Shows railways, pits with numbers, inclination, etc.

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  123. Bottesford OBLIGATION BOND of Mathew Livesey of Bottesford, Yeoman, to William Rose of Shelton, Yeoman. 1p., small folio, blank conjoint leaf, folds, in English with preamble in Latin, signed by Livesey with small wax seal, two witnesses. 1704. £25.00

  124. Leicestershire Winter Assizes SENTENCES OF PRISONERS Tried on Monday, December 3rd... before the Hon. Sir George Bramwell... Broadside, size 15" x 6", printed on thin paper and pasted onto light green card. Title printed in large type-face. Lists details of 2 cases for 'Borough' and 5 for 'County', giving prisoner's name, age, occupation, charge, date of crime, sentence. T. Warwick, Printer, Union Street, Leicester. 1860. £65.00
    Includes Joseph Booth a Post Office employee sentenced to 4 years' penal servitude for stealing 'a post letter, containing two half sovereigns and five stamps'. Sarah Clayton 'a hawker of nets' was given 6 months for stabbing James Clayton at Husband's Bosworth.

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  125. 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.

  126. Boston SIX WAREHOUSE RECEIPTS for Packhouse Quay Warehouse, Boston, 1841-2, Dr. To Joshua Bower Junr. Printed with large headings, columns for description of goods, freight, porterage, rent, details filled in ink, with name of vessel. Size 3" x 8"... together with... SIX WAREHOUSE RECEIPTS for Grand Sluice Warehouse, Thompson & Emmison, Agents for the Shardlow Boats. 1846-7. Similar format, but size 5" x 8". 1841-7. £20.00
    Cargoes include 20 Bags of Nuts, Hogsheads of Sugar, Chests of Tea, Soap etc.

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  127. Cassell, Petter and Galpin, Pub. LONDON (Western Sheet). Sheet from the nine-sheet map originally published by Edward Weller in the Weekly Dispatch newspaper. Lithographed, size 17" x 25", title along top, border on left. Scale 1 mile = 9". Traces of central fold. London, Published by Cassell, Petter & Galpin, La Belle Sauvage Yard, Ludgate Hill E.C. 187-. £150.00
    Covers Paddington Workhouse, Lords Cricket Ground, Regents Park Basin, Round Pond in Kensington Gardens. Cassell, Petter & Galpin published between 1858 and 1878, when it became Cassell, Petter, Galpin and Co.

  128. Ellis (T.H.), Printed and Published by THE GREAT EXHIBITION OF INDUSTRY of all Nations for 1851. Designed by Joseph Paxton Esq. Engraved letter sheet, 4to, with vignette size 4" x 7" at the head, titled as above, with brief description 'The above vast structure... will be built entirely of Glass & Iron on the most scientific principles and unparalleled in the World'. A few light foxing spots at right edge. Blank conjoint leaf. 1851. £15.00
    The view shows groups of people in the foreground, with carriages, etc. Flags decorate the top of the building.

  129. North London Railway DIAGRAM SHEWING DISTANCES Diagram of lines between Chalk Farm, Poplar, Broad Street Terminus. Printed on waxed cotton, size 20" x 27", plus wide margins. Compass rose, table of 'Chainage in Parishes', inset Enlarged Diagram of Poplar. Figures between stations giving length in chains. Shows parish boundaries. Some slight foxing in margins. Folds. c1890? £45.00


  130. Port of London DELIVER TO Col. Campbell the following Goods, sold him by the Honble. Commissioners of Excise at their Sale on the 18th of Jany. 1822 viz.... Small folio sheet headed with three printed lines as above, details in manuscript, followed by listing of 11 Lots with price, totals. Signed by Accomptant, Receiver and Comptroller. Folds, docket title on verso, with a note 'Due to Mr. Trefusis for 4 extra Bottles Maderia at 4s per Bottle'.... together with... RECEIPT for payment to the London Dock Company for 12 weeks rent and Import Rate, 1853. 22nd March 1822 and 1853. £24.00
    Apart from '2lb wax candles' the lots seem to be wine or spirits, as the measure is in gallons, but the item is referred to only as 'no 3' etc. The cost of carriage for lot 994 (35 Galls) is added.

  131. Regent's Quadrant AN ACT to empower the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods to remove the Colonnade in the Regent's Quadrant. 10pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. Some light spotting on last few pages. 1848. £10.00
    The Colonnade was deemed 'injurious to the Trade of the Inhabitants and Occupiers of the Houses and Shops therein'.

  132. South Kensington, Pimlico etc. PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Leasehold Ground Rents and House Properties situate in Various Parts of London.... to be sold by Auction.... on 6th day of December, 1882. 8pp, folio, some tears at folds. 1882. £12.00
    Includes sale of houses in Paulton Sq., Chelsea, Cavendish Square, Castelnau Villas, Barnes, The Cock Tavern, Hampstead Road.

  133. Weller (Edw.), Red Lion Square, drawn & engraved by LONDON (South Sheet). Sheet from the nine-sheet map originally published by Edward Weller in the Weekly Dispatch newspaper. Scale 9" = 1 mile. Lithographed, size 17" x 25", title and scale bar along top, border along bottom. Traces of central fold, border very slightly clipped along bottom edge for approx. 2". Weekly Dispatch, 139 Fleet Street. (1860's). £180.00
    Shows Westminster Abbey, Houses of Parliament, Millbank Penitentiary, 'Bricklayer's Arms Railway Station', Kennington Oval, etc.

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  134. Hoyle (Walter), Painter SHELL GUIDE TO MONMOUTHSHIRE Poster, lithograph and letterpress printing, glossy surface. Illustration showing Sugar Loaf Mountain, Skirrid Fawr, Welsh farmhouse, White Castle etc., description and map with key below. Overall size 29" x 20", metal hanger top and bottom. 1950's. £34.00

  135. Monmouth RELEASE IN FEE of two tenements with smith's forge adjoining in St. Marys Street, in the occupation of Edward Cowmeadow, Gunsmith, to John Bulbrick of Wonastow. Vellum, size 23" x 29", 4 armorial wax seals. 1740. £26.00

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  136. Blow Norton FINAL AGREEMENT between George Baker and John and Ann Glears regarding a messuage, two cottages, barn, gardens and orchards, and 28 acres of land in Blow Norton. Vellum, size x 8" x 16", printed in cursive with manuscript inserts. Blue paper tax stamp. 1824. £14.00

  137. Northrepps BOND whereby Phebe Stoneham of Northrepps spinster daughter of Joseph Stoneham Thatcher deceased, releases all claim on an enclosure of land of four acres in North Repps for the sum of 10s paid to her by Joseph Cawston. 1p., blank conjoint leaf, which has some large holes, signed with her mark by Phebe with small wax seal, witnessed. 1729. £24.00

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

  139. Wreningham PARTICULAR AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Messuage, Cottage and Lands.... to be sold by Auction by Mr. Jno. Standley.... 4th day of December 1861. 3p., 4to, folded, two small edge tears neatly repaired. Re-inforced down spine with green paper. Attractive headings with decorative type faces. Sm. folio, 4pp., folded. 1861. £8.00

  140. Wymondham and Besthorpe PARTICULARS of Valuable property which will be sold by auction by Mr. Glasspoole... May 15th, 1847... under the Will of Mrs. Ann Burrell, in Four Lots. 3pp., including one page of Conditions of Sale. Folded with docket title. 1847. £20.00
    The properties were copyhold of the Manors of Wymondham Cromwells and Wymondham Grisaugh. Comprised two farmhouses and land in Wymondham, two cottages, and inclosures in Besthorpe.

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

  142. Brixworth PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Capital Freehold Estate situated at Brixworth, Six Miles from Northampton.... comprising Brixworth Hall A Spacious Stone Mansion, Coach House, Stabling, Gardens, Canals and Fish-Ponds.... One undivided Fifth Part of the Extensive Manor of Brixworth..... Which Will be Sold by Auction by Mr Devenish, at Garraway's Coffee House, Cornhill, London, Thursday April 2, 1801... 3pp., folio, folded. 1801. £38.00

  143. Walgrave, Old & Broughton PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold Estates.... To Be Sold by Auction... 22nd June, 1860. 3pp., plus docket title, folds. Schedule. 1860. £22.00

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  144. Framlington PLAN showing work to be carried out to raise the road near the Angler's Hotel, Framlington. Printed in colours, size 21" x 30", with sections. Scale 20ft. to an inch.. Folds. Attached is a letter from the County Surveyor. 1922. £14.00

  145. 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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  146. Cuckney, Ollerton GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Hand-coloured map, scale 1" to 1 mile, Sheet No. LXXXII S.E., size 12" x 14", plus margins, key. 4" repaired tear in right margin. 1859. £25.00

  147. Gentleman (David), Artist SHELL GUIDE TO NOTTINGHAMSHIRE Poster, lithograph and letterpress printing, glossy surface. Illustration showing Newstead Abbey, coal mines, bargeware, 'Sons and Lovers', Flawford Madonna etc. Description and map with key below. Overall size 29" x 20", metal hanger top and bottom. Red and yellow Shell logo at bottom. c1960. £35.00

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

  149. 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

  150. 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

  151. Sherwood Forest ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Sheet 113. Size 13" x 19", plus wide margins. Published 1908. £20.00
    Covers Cuckney, Ollerton, Girton. Good black impression.

  152. Walker (J) & (C) NOTTINGHAMSHIRE 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, original label. Boards slightly faded, slight browning along two inches at one section edge. 1841. £16.00

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  153. Banbury CATALOGUE OF 14 OXFORD DOWN RAM LAMBS for Sale by Auction by Paxton & Holiday, Sept. 6th, 1917. 3pp., small 8vo., 1917... with... Banbury Fair, Sept 1st 1892, Auction of 25 Superior Oxford Down Ram Lambs. Small card, printed on one side only with details. 1917 and 1892. £8.00

  154. Littlemore, near Oxford CATALOGUE OF PART OF THE HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, Brewing Plant, Useful Pony, 2 Fat Pigs, Quantity of Potatoes and various Effects, To Be Sold by Auction by Messrs T. Mallam and Son, On Friday Next, the 28th Day of September, 1855.... Poster, size 17" x 13", few folds. Printed by H. Cooke & Co, Oxford, 1855. £20.00
    Includes an extensive list of the items in the sale.

  155. Oxford Great Ram Fair CATALOGUE OF 40 OXFORDSHIRE-DOWN SHEARLING RAMS for Sale by Auction.... Bred by and the Property of Mr. E. Gillett, Cote House, Bampton... August 10th, 1892. Catalogue printed on card, 4p., size 6" x 4", names sire and sire of dam, with columns for entering purchaser and price, 'Reference to Sires', on verso. 1892. £10.00

  156. Oxford, Wytham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP scale 6" to 1 mile. Composite map, Sheet XXXIII S.E. and the two sheets to the left, size 52" x 12", plus margins. plus section 13" x 18", covering Cumnor and North Hinksey. Overprinted in red by Oxford Corporation with information about intended aqueduct, pipe lines, Intended Headington Service Reservoir etc. c1920. £28.00

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  157. Ryton ABSTRACT of Marriage Settlement and other Deeds relating to Mr. William Angworth Junr.'s claim to the Atchley Estate, in Ryton. 15p folio, in manuscript. Includes brief genealogy and lawyer's comments. c1820. £15.00

  158. Shrewsbury SHREWSBURY SUBURBAN ROADS AND BRIDGE TO KINGSLAND Plans and Sections Session 1880. Engineer Thomas Charles Townsend, Shrewsbury. Set of lithographed plans, size 21" x 29", sewn at edge but lacking cloth spine, buff wraps printed with title. Scale of plans 4 chains to an inch. Comprises title page and plans on three sheets, sections on three sheets. Shows buildings, street names, river, boat house, churches, schools etc., limit of deviation. 1880. £85.00
    Begins at the Grove Inn, Shrewsbury, shows parish of St. Julian, St. Chads.

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  159. Bath CATALOGUE of Household Furniture... Two Grand Pianofortes, Mahogany Dining-Room Furniture... Upwards of 20 Cases of Stuffed Birds... which will be Sold by Auction... March 8, 1900. 15pp, 8vo. 1900. £9.00
    Note in ink 'The estate of the late J. Stone'. Birds include Northern Diver, Sandpipers, Kingfishers, Godwit, Oyster-Catchers.

  160. Bath PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Business Premises.... 24 Union St., 2 Union Passage.... for Sale by Auction 4th September 1917. 3pp., folio, folded. 1917. £8.00

  161. Bishops Lydeard ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Quarter sheet, No. LX. S.W, Scale 6" to 1 mile, on stiff paper. Water features hand-coloured. Surveyed 1887. 1890. £18.00
    Covers Ash Priors, Combe Florey, Cothelstone.

  162. 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

  163. Churchill ABSTRACT OF TITLE of Emily Newton to several Closes of land at Churchill. 5p., folio. 1853. £14.00
    Details title from 1812. Includes Langford Field, Worthy Plot.

  164. Clapton INDENTURE TRI-PARTITE between Sir John Smyth of Long Ashton, Edward Gorges of Charleton, John Pigott of Brockley, and Henry Wynter of the first part, Samuel Gorges and Thomas Edwards of Bristol of the second part, and James Yeeles, Walter Attwood of Bristol and Lewis Donne of Wraxall of the third part, assigning three acres at Clapton to Walter Attwood and Lewis Donne. Vellum sheet 24" x 26", plus second sheet 6" x 26". Calligraphic initial letter, 8 armorial wax seals on tags. Witnessed on verso by Henry Fane, Mordecai Jones and Thos. Morgan. Two brown stains approx. one and a half inches in diameter at left side, rendering some words barely legible. 1687. £40.00

  165. Clapton LEASE FOR A YEAR of lands in the parish of Clapton called Cuttenham and Goose Acre, Sir John Smyth of Long Ashton, Edward Gorges of Charlton, John Piggot of Brockley, Trustees of the late Henry Wynter, to James Yeeles of Portbury, yeoman. In a clear strong hand on vellum, size 11" x 26". Witnessed on verso, signed by four parties with very fine armorial wax seals, the Gorges seal showing the whirlpools or 'gurges', the Wynter seal having a wolf's head. 1687. £40.00

  166. Combe Saint Nicholas DEMISE of dwelling houses garden and orchards in Combe Saint Nicholas, Richard Fowler to John Whellar. Large vellum sheet, signed by Fowler with good armorial wax seal. 1834. £17.00

  167. Corner (Richard), Publisher WELLINGTON WEEKLY NEWS Wiveliscombe and Milverton Times... March 13, 1862. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp., folds. Local adverts. for auction sales, saddlery etc, on front and back page, some with small woodcut vignettes. 1862. £12.00
    Contains news from other counties, and some foreign news, such as report from New York Times about execution of the captain of a slave ship ('Judge Shipman: Think of the cruelty and wickedness of seizing nearly a thousand fellow-beings and thrusting them beneath the decks of a small ship...')

  168. 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

  169. Ilminster COPY CONVEYANCE of 'The Bell Inn' in Ilminster, R. Allen and Revd. J. Coles to George Richards. 7pp folio, folded. Tear in margin of first leaf. 1871. £10.00

  170. 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

  171. Marriott (J), Publisher THE TAUNTON COURIER and Western Advertiser. November 15, 1854. Newspaper, 8 pages. Folds. Small area of browning just under mast-head. 1854. £14.00
    Contains a full column Notice of the application for incorporation of the West Somerset Mineral Railway, detailing their aims, much on the seige of Sebastopol 'Lord Lucan's Report', 'Dispatches from Lord Raglan' etc., timetable of trains between Plymouth and Paddington.

  172. Marriott (J), Publisher THE TAUNTON COURIER and Western Advertiser. September 12, 1860. Newspaper, 8 pages. Folds. Two brown stains just under mast-head. 1860. £14.00
    Contains Notices of two meetings of the West Somerset Mineral Railway, advertisement for Mr. Henry's demonstration of his Great Orrery at The Assembly Rooms, police court reports, floral shows at Sydney Gardens, Bath, and at Lyme.

  173. Milverton A SURVEY OF THE MANOR OF PRESTON BOWER lying and being in the pshe. of Milverton in the County of Somersett late parcell of the possessions of late belonging to the late Dean and Cannons of the free Chappell of St. George within the Castle of Windsor made and taken by us whose names are hereunto subscribed in the month of May 1650.... Survey neatly written on 11 pages, on rectos only, small folio, sewn at margin, plus cover sheet with docket title, which has some loss of paper, other sheets clean and sound. Lists 'Copyyholders for Lives' with detailed description of their holding, acreages, value, for example 'Richard Bird holds one tenemt. consists of ffower Lowe roomes, ffive upper roomes Two yards... two gardens two orchards and one little hopyard... one close called horsecroft... nine closes arr. called Preston Downes, one little coppice....'. At the end is a Memorandum with details of a lease of Robert Earl of Leicester granted in the eighth year of Queen Elizabeth's reign, and the new lease granted in the thirty third year, and obligations of the lessee to hold various courts etc. 'The Lord of the said Mannor is to allow Tymber for the repaire of ffordbridge & Longmeade Bridge within the said Mannor... Dame Anne Sydenham of Stow in the County of Norfolk... is possessed of the aforesaid lease...' A note on the last page says the Survey was returned 'to the Surveyor General's Office 20th July 1650 for sale of Deane & Chapters Lands'. Names of four Surveyors at end. 1650. £250.00
    The preamble states that the survey was taken 'by virtue of a Commission to be granted grounded upon an Act of the Commonwealth of England for the abolishing of Deans & Chapters, Cannons and Prebends... belonging to any Cathedral of Collegiate Church or Chappell...'. Collinson's 'History of the County of Somerset' (vol. III) states 'north-east from Milverton are Preston-Bowyer and Torrells-Preston, which at the time of the Conquest were part of the manor of Brumpton and are still part of the hundred of Williton-Freemanors... Robert Candos gave it with the manor of Monksilver to the priorty of Goldclive, in which it remained till the suppression of alien priories, when it was granted to the collegiate church of Windsor. There was formerly a church here; but no trace of it now remains...'

  174. North Bruham PARTICULARS of a Freehold Property comprising a Very Useful Farm House... Meadow, Pasture & Arable land... which will be Sold by Auction... Bruton... 1874. 2pp., folio, folded with docket title. Folding coloured plan. Some small edge tears at folds. 1874. £26.00
    Includes a house called 'The Gables'.

  175. Nynehead ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT of W. de C. Prideaux's article for 'Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological Society' article (Vol LVIII), on 'An early portion of the Churchwarden's Accounts of All Saints, Nynehead (1668-1684).' 49 foolscap sheets, written in ink on one side only, held at corners with metal clips, folded horizontally. 1913. £30.00

  176. River Parrett, Combwich ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Quarter sheet, No. XXXVIII. S.W, Scale 6" to 1 mile, on stiff paper. Water features hand-coloured. Surveyed 1886. 1891. £17.00
    Covers Hill Park, Combwich (with brick tile and pottery works), Yearsey Farm.

  177. Royal Agricultural Society TICKET Taunton Meeting 1875. Admit... Saturday July 10th to the Exbibition of Implements... Ticket printed on card, size 4" x 4", with name in ink, signed by ticket holder on verso. 1875. £6.00

  178. Stoke under Hamden, Thorne Coffin SETTLEMENT OF REAL ESTATE in contemplation of the marriage to Miss Eleanor Wyllie with John Francis of Stoke under Hamden. 1838. 9p. folio, tied at corner with tape, folded. Attested copy 1842. £18.00
    Properties include cottage, house and a dovecote, numerous areas of meadow, pasture, arable etc., described in detail over two pages.

  179. Sweet's Hotel, Taunton CATALOGUE of the Modern & Substantial Household Furniture, 1000 oz. of Plate... and other Valuable Effects of Miss Sweet... Which will be Sold by Auction... on the Premises at Sweet's Hotel... 15th July... 27pp., 8vo., title on front wrap with a range of decorative type faces, sewn at edge. Traces of vertical fold, 6 leaves have a small hole at this fold in the bottom margin, on two pages this affects one letter. Verso of last page dusty. Barnicott, Printer. n.d. c1860. £12.00

  180. Taunton PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Valuable... Properties comprising The Canon Street Brewery, Taunton... carried on by Messrs. Hanbury & Cotching... also the Modern Maltings, Wine and Spirit Department, Aerated Water Factory, etc., with 61 Freehold Licensed Houses and 15 Licensed Premises held on Lease including Shops, Cottages... areas of land... which will be Sold by Auction at the Castle Hotel... 14th day of December 1921. Traces of vertical fold. Catalogue size 15" x 10", printed wraps, 88 pages, 4 folding plans with Lots coloured pink, foxing spots on the first ten pages and the first two maps. Small piece of paper torn from corner of first map, in blank area only. Some small edge tears in front wrap. 1921. £40.00
    As well as public houses in Taunton such as The Old Angel, The Saracen's Head, The Dolphin Inn, the sale included some Public Houses in Devon towns, such as Barnstaple, Colyton, Bideford 'all within a convenient radius of the Brewery for delivery and supervision'. The description of Lot 63, the Brewery Premises, includes a long list of the plant and machinery, e.g. '50-barrel fire Copper with furnace in brick setting', 'Nalder and Nalder's Patent Barley Dressing Machine', etc.

  181. Wellington, Poole ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXVIII N.E. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 14" x 18", plus margins. Contours in red. 1932. £14.00
    Shows the whole of Wellington, Holywell Lake, Runnington.

  182. West Harptree TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION At the Crown Inn.... 16th day of March... For Lives to be Named by the Purchasers, The Following Lands and Tenements.... Poster, size 16" x 13", printed in bold type, giving details of 11 Lots for sale, plus 2 Lots which were to be let. Folds, some minor offsetting, small piece torn from top right corner. Baker, General Printing-Office, Wellington. Dated 22nd February 1819. £48.00
    Includes tenements called Gains, Fairash, Budds, Holbrooks, Crown Inn, Flowers, Snooks.

  183. West Somerset Mineral Railway, Watchet Harbour AN ACT for authorising the making and maintaining of the West Somerset Mineral Railway, and the improving and regulating of the Harbour of Watchet.... 32pp, separately paginated. Act of Parliament. Printed on blue paper, sewn at edge. List of Contents. 1854-5. £24.00
    The railway was built to take iron ore from the mines on the Brendon Hills to Watchet Harbour for transport to South Wales.

  184. Yeovil PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a small Freehold Estate containing about 20 Acres, with the Forge, Farm House, Cottage thereon known as 'Keyford Farm'... to be Sold by Auction... 28th July 1899. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title. 1899. £16.00
    With brief schedule.

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  185. Gastineau (Maria) CHECKLY CHURCH Watercolour, in sepia, white and pencil on card, size approx. 6" x 8", corners snipped. Titled in pencil, and signed, in ink, to verso. c186- £40.00 See Illustration
    'Landscape watercolourist. Daughter of H.G. Gastineau.' See Wood's Dictionary of Victorian Painters.

  186. Longdon LEASE of a house in Longdon with gardens and orchard, closes called Barn Croft, Calves Croft, John Floyer of Lichfield to John Clement of Longdon. On paper, size 18" x 26", small wax seal... together with... BOND of John Clement to John Floyer. Printed with manuscript inserts, signed and witnessed. 1737, and a Quitclaim of the same date, printed with manuscript inserts. Loosely inserted are two indentures of 1738, John Clement to David Ede, both with the ink badly offset. 5 items. 1737. £34.00

  187. Stafford and Uttoxeter Railway PLANS AND SECTIONS. SESSOPM 1861-2. Consulting Engineer McLean and Styleman, Westminster. 7 lithographed plans and 6 sections, on separate sheets, size 20" x 33", lithographed on thick paper, plus title page. Original buff wraps with decorative printed title. Sewn at edge but lacking linen of spine. Some slight discoloration at top right edge of sheets due to damp, mainly affecting the last seven sheets. A couple of edge tears in front wrap. 1862. £90.00
    Shows buildings, some named (such as 'Salt Works'), woodland, rivers, roads, field boundaries, limit of deviation.

  188. Tamworth LEASE FOR A YEAR of 'all that farm or tenement or Mease Place whereon a messuage formerly stood' in Wigginton, part of a farm called Buckley's and a cottage in Cumberford, Hugh Annerley of Clifton Campville to Humphrey Woodcock. Vellum, size 20" x 28", good wax seal showing a bird with a branch in its beak. Some slight yellowing of vellum. 1765. £20.00

  189. Tamworth, Lichfield ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LXII N.E. scale 1" to 1 mile, size approx. 13" x 14", plus wide margins. Edges slightly dusty. O.S. blindstamp 1881. £18.00

  190. Tunstall, Cheadle GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. LXXII.N.W. Fully hand-coloured map, scale 1" to 1 mile, size approx. 13" x 15", plus wide margins, key in left-hand margin. Slightly dusty. Railways inserted to 1890, O.S. blindstamp 1901. £28.00

  191. Wetton PARTICULARS OF SALE AND PLAN of Valuable Freehold Farms Which Will be Sold by Auction... At the Light Railway Hotel, Hulme End... 21st day of June, 1906. 2pp., small folio, large folding coloured plan. 1906. £14.00
    The farms were known as Cantrills and Leys.

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  192. Chassereau (Peter) A PLAN OF THE LAND SITUATED IN THE PARISHES OF STOKE, Sproughton, Washbrook and Belsteed near Ipswich in the County of Suffolk pursuant to the Will of Sr. John Fenner Knt. bearing date the 15th day of November 1633 for the Uses therein Mentioned and Bequeathed to the Ten Parishes following viz. Sepulchres, Giles Cripplegate.... Surveyed in the year 1745 by Order of the several Gentlemen appointed by the respective Parishes for that Purpose, and in the presence of Thomas Quarrill Esq., William Pyrke... by Peter Chassereau, Architect and Surveyor. J. Mynde sculpt. Printed plan size 17" x 22", hand coloured. Scale bar in monumental cartouche, (scale approx. 20 chain = 3 inches), large scroll top left with title a above, bottom left is another scroll with 'References' listing 18 plots such as 'Hop Yard', 'Horse Brass Meadow' etc., with acreages, and total. Bottom right is a seated classical figure with trees and an urn, accompanied by two cherubs, handing bibles to small children. Fields coloured according to cultivation, small trees etc. for wooded areas, small bushes for hedgerows. Paper watermarked 'Whatman 1808'. £260.00
    Sir John Fenner's will of 1633 required his executors to purchase lands, the rent to be laid out every Easter in buying bibles for the poor in ten parishes in London.

  193. 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.

  194. 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. £26.00

  195. Thwaite PROBATE of the Will of David Camell of Thwaite, yeoman. Leaves his messuage and windmill with 'going goors implements and other appurtenances' to his wife Elizabeth. Vellum, size 15" x 30", with certificate granting administration to his wife, and another, size 13" x 20", granting administration to their son, after the death of Elizabeth. Two large papered seals of the Archdeaconry of Sudbury. 1832. £20.00
    Refers to his messuage and windmill in Stoke Ash.

  196. 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

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  197. Godalming FINE relating to two messuages, two gardens, two barns and two orchards in Godalming, George Hedger to John Underwood and others. Vellum, 8" x 20", folds. 1766. £18.00

  198. Papworth MANOR OF PAPERWORTH als Papercourt. At a Court Baron of Henry Weston... 1st day of March... 1648... Vellum document, size 6" x 13", 15 lines, in Latin, signed by Henry Baldwin, records admissions of closes of land in the Manor at Newhatch called Sentons, , etc. Names include Elizabeth Ryde, Thomas Boldam, Katherine Peter, etc. 1648. £20.00

  199. Thornton Heath PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Villa Residences known as 7 & 9 Bensham Manor Road... for Sale by Auction... May 2nd, 1893. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title. 1893. £12.00

  200. Upper Tooting THE PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Valuable Family Residence known as 'The Hawthorns'. with Ornamental Grounds, Vineries, Stabling.... Eight Cottages... comprising 3 Acres... for sale by auction... August 29th, 1871. 5pp., folio, folded with docket title, plus full-page hand-coloured plan showing property with extensive grounds, cottages on Obligation Road with gardens. Small split in margin at one fold, repaired. 1871. £28.00

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

  202. Brighton AN ACT to authorize the Sale of the Royal Pavilion at Brighton, and the Grounds thereof; and to apply the Money arising from such Sale. 4pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1849. £15.00

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

  204. Laughton, Danehill ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet LV. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. 1879. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1892. £28.00

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  205. Atherstone, Nuneaton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXIII.S.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 12" x 15", plus margins. Electrotyped 1864. £17.00

  206. 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

  207. Hilder (Rowland) (Painted by) THE SHELL GUIDE TO WARWICKSHIRE Poster, lithograph and letterpress printing, glossy surface. Size 29" x 20", metal stretchers top and bottom. Illustration showing River Avon at Stratford, Shakespeare's tombstone, George Eliot, fritillaries, kingcups etc. c1960. £35.00

  208. Meriden LEASE FOR A YEAR of a tenement, orchard, garden etc., William Baldwin to Bernard Whaley and others. Vellum, size 10" x 20", engraved heading, wax seal. A few browning spots. 1727. £20.00

  209. Stratford upon Avon and Midland Junction Rly. PILOTMAN'S TICKET 'Shakespeare Route'. To be used in accordance with Rule 25... To the Guard and Engine-driver. You are authorised to proceed from... Printed on white card, size 3" x 4", instructions that it is to be given by the driver to person in charge of the station to which he is ordered to proceed on verso. c1910? £9.00
    Name of railway in decorative 'Gothic' type script. The railway took the name in 1909 and became part of the LMS in 1923.

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  210. Barford St. Martin PARTICULARS of The Hurdcott House Estate... A Valuable Oasis of Greensand Amid the Chalk Hills... Stone-Built Georgian Residence... Finely Timbered Park of 70 Acres... Mile of Trout Fishing in the Nadder and a Lake (Wildfowl) and Two Excellent Farms... 21 Charming Small Houses and Cottages... an area of 1,017 acres... for Sale by Auction... June 9th, 1943... 21pp., size 15" x 9", wraps, cloth spine, 22 photographic views on glossy paper. Lacks plan from pocket at rear. Wraps dusty. 1943. £28.00

  211. 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

  212. Chippenham Swine Fever [The Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act, 1878.] THE ANIMALS ORDER. NOTICE IS HEARBY GIVEN, That the Pigstye situate at Harding's Yard in the Parish of Chippenham, in the County of Wilts, in the occupation of Mr George Eatwell.... is.... ordered, determined, and declared to be a place infected with Swine Fever, and that the limits of such yard is the limit of such infected place. Such pigstye will continue to be an infected place.... By Order, R.W. Merriman, Clerk to the Authority, Marlborough, July 28th, 1880. Poster, size 11" x 8", fews folds. R.F. Houlston, Printer and Bookseller, Chippenham, 1880. £16.00

  213. Gorse Hill, Stratton St. Margaret PARTICULAR of Building Sites and Land... for sale by auction... at The Goddard Arms hotel, 29th May, 1876. 3pp., folio, plus docket title, folded. 1876. £10.00
    Lot 2 is a piece of land known as 'Flaxlands', sold subject to the right of T. Arkell to make a drain from their adjoining premises, and enter on the field to repair it.

  214. Hippenscombe Estate PARTICULARS of the Hippenscombe Estate A Sporting and Agricultural Property comprising about 822 Acres.... Old Fashioned Residence, Farm Buildings & Four Cottages... for Sale by Auction... 23rd July, 1915. 8pp., folio, wraps, traces of vertical fold. Lacks plan at rear. 1915. £8.00

  215. Melksham and Seend PARTICULARS of a Freehold Dwelling-House and Malthouse, and of a Close of Pasture land... dwelling house wiht barn... close of arable and pasture land, which will be sold by Auction... 27th May, 1870. 2p., folio, plus conditions of sale and memorandum, docket title. Small tear at folded left edge. 1870. £16.00

  216. Semington PARTICULARS of the Desirable Dairy Farm known as 'Seend Park Farm', Semington.... for Sale by Auction September 4th, 1945. 10pp., sm. 4to, wraps. 1945. £12.00

  217. Silbury Hill THREE POSTCARDS two black and white and one coloured. One black and white, on verso is long printed description filling whole space to left of address, unused, measurements printed above view, plus two 'Valentine's' same view, one black and white (H6545), one coloured, showing horses in foreground, long description to right of view. 1930's? £7.00

  218. Stonehenge COLLECTION OF TEN POSTCARDS three coloured, the rest black and white. Includes: real photo of three ladies at the stones, c1920 or earlier; coloured view postmark 1906, the sender has written across top of view; Photocrom real photo, 'C.N', postmark 1907; coloured view Trichromatic P.C., 'J.W.S. 95R'; coloured painting by 'Jotter'; fuzzy photograph 'Sunrise at Stonehenge' with crowds looking through the stones at the sun (1920's), 'Great Trilithon' 1934.. 1906-1930's. £20.00

  219. Warminster TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION at the Lamb Inn.... 18th day of August 1820... the following Freehold & Leasehold Premises.... Handbill, size 12" x 8", listing 10 lots, with measurement of land, occupiers, details of leases with 'lives' etc. A column of 'nos. in the Award' added in manuscript in left margin. Bottom margin slightly trimmed, just clipping imprint. S. Yockney, Printer, George-Street, Warminster. 1820. £36.00
    Includes dwelling house in the Furlong, and at Top's near Pound-Street, two dwelling houses with a weaving shop and gardens at Cold Harbour, dwelling house with newly erected Oven and Bake House in East Street etc.

  220. 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.

  221. Westbury PARTICULARS Plans and Conditions of Sale of the Residential, Agricultural and Sporting Estate known as 'Leighton', comprising Stone-Built Georgian Mansion... Model Home Farm, Forty Seven Cottages, Westbury Drill Hall... in all embracing about 850 Acres... for Sale by Auction... 14th December 1921. 36pp., small folio, wraps, 3 large coloured folding plans, photos., photo frontis. loose, traces of vertical fold. 1921. £30.00

  222. Wheatley (William Walter) CURTON MANOR HOUSE Watercolour showing the Manor house, wall in front with gates and large pillars, road in front with figures at the side, small cottage to the right of house, view framed by trees, pink clouds in sky, flock of birds. Size 10" x 14", buff card mount size 17" x 23", initialled 'WWW' bottom centre. c1850. £140.00
    William Walter Wheatley (c1811-1885) was a prolific painter of antiquities, churches, and old buildings in Wiltshire and Somerset. He worked for various patrons including George Weare Braikenridge. Thought to have been born in Bristol, he lived for a time in Rode, and later in Bath.

  223. Wilton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXVI. N.W, and quarter sheets to West and South. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 26" x 37", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo boards with Stanford label. 1926. £18.00
    Covers Wilton and Wilton House, Barford St. Martin, South Newton.

  224. Wotton Rivers, Pewsey CATALOGUE and Conditions of Sale of Valuable Oak, Elm and Ash Timber, at Wootton Rivers, Near Pewsey To be Sold by Auction... at the Phoenix Inn, Pewsey... 15th December, 1857. 3p., printed on card, size 6" x 4". 1857. £14.00
    Lists 34 Lots, with type of tree and location. The timber was on the Manor Farm, and the property of St. John's College, Cambridge.

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  225. Alcester and Redditch AUCTION SALE PARTICULARS Ludlow & Briscoe will Sell... on Thursday June 20th, 1907, at 4 p.m., The Worcestershire Estates of the Late Miss Phillips... Divided into 39 Lots.... The Cook Hill Priory Estate... The Nunnery Wood Property, An Attractive Freehold Sporting Estate Adjoining and Woodland Cottage... Cook Hill Farm... Gannow Farm, Rush Farm, Inkberrow... Tookey's Farm, Astwood Bank... 24pp., size 18" x 11", wraps printed in red and black with photo, recent new cloth spine. With 5 very large folding coloured plans, and two single page plans. Key map on back wrap. 7 photographs in text. 1907. £80.00
    'Cook Hill Priory... comprises the quaint brick and stone and half-timbered Homestead, constructed on the site of, and partly from the materials of, the old Priory, together with a brick and stone-faced wing erected about the reign of George II, and a very old and interesting Chapel adjoining...' The estate was granted to Nicolas Fortescue on the dissolution of the monasteries.

  226. Elmley Lovett WILL of Samuel Wanley, Rector of Elmley Lovett, 1776. Manuscript, 7p., small folio, folded. Stamped 'Office Copy Court of Probate'. Copied c1860. £12.00
    Refers to his 'manors, messuages and lands' in Emley Lovett, Hampton Lovett and Elmbridge. Makes substantial bequests to servants and relatives.

  227. Pershore PRINTED NOTICE from the Oxford, Worcester and Wolverhampton Railway, to John Whitaker. Informing him the the railway will pass through pieces of land in the parish of Holy Cross, Pershore, of which he is the owner, and requiring him to submit particulars of the estate intended to be purchased by the Company. Printed on both sides of folio sheet, signed by Secretary. 29th July, 1846. £9.00
    A plan originally accompanied the letter, but is not present.

  228. 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. £16.00

  229. Willersey ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of The Top Farm, Willersey, Comprising a most Perfect Tudor Residence... standing about 450 feet above sea level and commanding exceedingly beautiful views over the Vale of Evesham... for sale by auction... July 14th, 1914... 10pp., stiff printed wraps, size 12" x 10", wraps darkened, large number in blue crayon on front wrap. 6 photographic views on 3 pages. 1914. £22.00

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  230. Delph ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 270. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. More than half the map is blank. 1864. £15.00
    Covers Delph, Lydgate, Austerlands.

  231. Guisbrough, Newton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 117. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Rather dusty around margins. Engraved 1856. £28.00

  232. Headley Estates PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Valuable Freehold Estates, occupying 1,802 Acres of fertile Arable, Pasture and Rich Meadow Land, situate in the parishes of Bramham, Little Habton, Butterwick, South Holme, Amotherby and Muscoates.... comprising Eleven Excellent Farms, known as Headley Hall, Wise Warren, Manor, Habton Grange.... Which will be Sold by Auction.... 8th of August, 1903. Folio, 24pp, with 3 large folding coloured plans, loosely inserted. Spine re-inforced with brown paper. A few small edge tears in front wrap. Traces of having been folded horizontally. 1903. £34.00

  233. Hull SECOND REPORT of the Committee Appointed to Obtain Additional Dock Room at the Port of Hull. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title. Ross, Printer, Bowlalley-Lane, Hull. 24th February, 1820. £30.00
    'The Port of Hull unquestionably possesses local advantages superior to most other sea-ports in the United Kingdom, and it is painful to reflect, that, by the disjointed situation of the docks, these advantages are in a great measure rendered inefficient...'

  234. Settle, Malham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Quarter sheet with borders all round, size 13" x 18", folded, two small splits at central fold repaired on verso, some slight browning at fold. c1870. £8.00
    '92 N.W' in pencil on verso.

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  235. County Down PRINTED LETTER from A. Edwin Hill, dated Norwood Park, 8th Sept. 1852. 8 lines, on one side of sheet, small 8vo, blank conjoint leaf. Thanks recipients for their support in the late election, and assures them of his desire to promote 'the interests of our common country'. 1852. £6.00
    Hill, a Conservative, was elected for County Down in 1845 and held the seat for 35 years.

  236. Irish Loyal and Patriotic Union (Published by) MAD TIPPERARY A History of the National League Agitation on the Smith-Barry Estate. With Illustrations and Appendices. Reprinted from 'Murray's Magazine' for May 1890. Booklet, 8vo, 32pp., blue printed wraps. Illustrations. 1890. £8.00

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  237. Bacon's PLAN OF EDINBURGH Coloured plan, size approx 12" x 18", single fold at centre. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Small tear at central fold neatly repaired on verso. c1885. £20.00
    With street index in margins.

  238. Cellardyke, Fife ARTICLES OF ROUP of the East Subjects in Cellardyke lying in the Orfat Wynd consisting of a House and yard... Manuscript on 2p., sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf, setting out conditions of sale, and with a signed agreement for the sale at the highest bid price of £34. 1803. £15.00
    The house was William Eadie's and the purchaser was Andrew Pratt, fisher in Cellardyke.

  239. Fisheries AN ACT for the Protection of Mussel Fisheries in Scotland. 1p., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1847. £8.00

  240. Jedburgh MANUSCRIPT NOTE signed George Martine, Jedbr. June 10th 1735. Slip of paper 5" x 7", five lines in a large hand, headed 'R.S.', asks that the bearer of the note James Elliot be paid five pound ten shillings 'against the twentie fourt day of this inst. and which I shall accknowledge to be good paymtt. to me'. Docket title 'To Mr Turnball in Abbotroul'. 1735. £8.00

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

  242. Scottish Banks AN ACT for the Protection of Banks for Savings in Scotland. Pages numbered 669-774, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1819. £10.00

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  243. Anglesea HOLYHEAD TO GREAT ORMES HEAD Compiled from Admiralty Surveys 1835-1893. Sea chart size 26" x 37", three sections and inset map of Amlwch Harbour along the top, linen-backed and folding into plain cloth boards. Corrections to Jan. 2nd 1931. £17.00

  244. Cardiff, Roath, Whitchurch ADAMS DOWN FARM Lands Rented out for Sr. Philip Sydenham. An. dom. 1707. Mr Watkin Lloyd's Account. Manuscript on 3 pages, small folio, listing tenants with acreage rented and rents, e.g. 'William Thomas 10 ac. pte. of the New Ground... £6.10s', 'Thomas Harry and Llewellyn Howell of Roath 2ac.... 16s.', 'Thomas John of Whitchurch 1 ac. 14s.' Also lists 'horse takeings' e.g. 'John Cornish for the season i horse... 10s'. The second leaf with some wear at fold, docket title on the verso of this leaf... together with... DISBURSEMENTS BY ME WATKIN LLOYD ON CARDIFF MOORE. Small folio sheet written on both sides, with expenses such as Lords Rent, his own salary, poor tax in St. Maries, 'pd Thomas Powell Carpenter for making of a Gate to the new grounds...', 'pd for bringing of the sheep from the Comon to bee covered', 'to Joseph Phillip for looking after the hog ground', 'for Lime to mend the partition in Adams Down House.' The second side lists arrears in 1707 for 29 tenants. Left had margins of these three sheets have small strip of paper down the edge. 1707. £80.00

  245. Festiniog Railway TRAIN STAFF TICKET Train No... To the Engine Driver or Brakesman You are authorised after seeing the Train Staff colored blue for the Section to proceed from Tanybwlch to Minffordd and the Train Staff will follow... Printed on blue card size 3" x 5", instructions to Driver or Brakesman on verso. Not filled in, no date or signature. 1922 or 1923. £7.00

  246. Grant (Keith), Artist SHELL GUIDE TO CARDIGANSHIRE Poster, lithograph and letterpress printing, glossy surface. Illustration showing coast at Ynys Lochtyn, bellcote at Mwnt, the Corbelanus Stone, foxgloves, fragments of ore, etc. Description and map with key below. Overall size 29" x 20", metal hanger top and bottom. Red and yellow Shell logo at bottom. Tear six inches into view top left, neatly repaired on verso. 1950's. £18.00

  247. Portmadoc, Beaverpool Bridge PORTMADOC & BEAVERPOOL BRIDGE TURNPIKE ROADS. PLANS AND SECTIONS Session 1863-4. Engineer Thomas Charles Townsend, Shrewsbury. Lithographed plans, size 21" x 35", buff wraps with printed title, cloth spine, linen is rather browned. 12 plans and 13 sections, plus title page (25 sheets in all). Scale of plans 50 chains = approx. 8". Shows the line of the road, with limit of deviation, buildings along the route, Toll Houses, Toll Gates, public houses, churches etc., slate quarries, woodland, river. 1864. £120.00
    The road passes through Tan y Bwlch, Garreg, Festiniog.

  248. Welsh Highland Railway TRAIN STAFF TICKET You are authorised, after seeing the Train Staff coloured Blue for the Section, to proceed from Portmadoc (New Station) to Croesor Jct.... Printed on blue card, size 3" x 4". Not made out with train number or signature. n.d. 1930? £8.00
    The Welsh Highland Railway was open from 1922 to 1937 only.

  249. Welsh literature LETTER from Tresilian(?) Williams to Egerton Grey. Says 'this little story has no Welsh colour about it - try again, that is, try your hand at a short story dealing with Welsh life and character.' Roath Park, Cardiff, June 6 1910... together with... another rejection letter to the same writer 'I cannot find room for the enclosed in the next number of 'The Nationalist'. The other little poem has been sent on to the printers'. Each 1p., 8vo. 1910-11. £10.00

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  250. Arne (Thomas) THE COOPER A Comic Opera as it is Performed at the Theatre Royal in the Hay Market. Composed by Dr. Arne. London. Printed for Wm. Napier; the Corner of Lancaster Court in the Strand. Engraved music, 29 numbered pages, with words and names of singers. Fine engraved title page with attractive lettering... with... THE MUSIC OF THE EPITHALAMIUM; Consisting of Songs, Choruses, and a dead March, in Zobeide A Tragedy as it is now performing at the Theatre Royal Covent-Garden adapted for the Harpsicord, Voice, Violin and G-Flute. To George Colman Esq. This Music is Dedicated... A. Fisher. Printed and sold by Longman, Lukey and Co. No. 26 Cheapside. 18 numbered pages, finely engraved title page. Bound in full calf oblong folio boards, which have been covered at some time with plain green paper, which has stuck to the board in part. Lacks front endpaper. Worming throughout at top right corner, not reaching into plate-mark. c1790. £45.00

  251. Australian Colonies AN ACT for the better Government of Her Majesty's Australian Colonies 22pp., small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1850. £15.00
    At the end is a two-page Schedule giving sums for Governor, Chief Judges etc. for Van Diemen's land, Victoria, etc.

  252. Berkshire and Hants Railway AN ACT for making a Railway from the Berks and Hants Railway at Hungerford to join the Line of the Wilts, Somerset, and Weymouth Railway at Westbury and Devizes. 8pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1848. £17.00

  253. Bertram W. Mills' CIRCUS AT OLYMPIA 7th Season. Brochure printed in black, white and red, in the form of a sheet size 11" x 15", folded to 5" x 4", 11 photographs of the acts, including 'Katie Sandwina The Wonder Woman', 'The Inimitable Charlie Revel', with their details on verso. 1" repaired tear at one fold. 1927. £10.00

  254. British Railways (Western Operating Area) NOTICE OF ROYAL TRAINS Paddington to Newport, Hirwaun to Swansea, Llanelly to Caernarvon, Rhyl to Wrexham, Llangollen to Windsor, 8th, 9th and 10th July 1953. Time Tables and instructions for working of the Royal Train. 28pp., 8vo., title on front wrap. 1953. £18.00

  255. Davies (B.R) MAP OF CENTRAL EUROPE, CONTAINING ALL THE RAILWAYS in Use with the Stations Also those in Progress & Projected Forming the Best Railway Traveller's Guide. Drawn and Engraved under the Diection of Willm. indley Esq., C.E., by B.R. Davies. 1863. Hand-coloured engraved map, dissected and mounted on linen, size 34" x 43", plus margins, with an additional piece projecting 7" beyond the bottom border covering Italy. Sea colour-washed, boundaries of countries shaded in bright colours. Railways shown in black, named along their course. Inset map of Europe bottom left showing the railways 'Also the Routes to India'. Scale of British, Italian, German and French miles. Folding to 15" x 11", marbled endpaper, the other marbled endpaper has come off the linen and is missing. Some wear in the linen at the central vertical fold, but not affecting the paper. 1863. £200.00
    Extends to Chester, Stockton, Rennes, Nimes, Rome, Buda Pest, Warsaw, Konigsberg, Sleswig. First edition of this map. A later edition was published in 1870.

  256. Dorchester and London LETTER from H. Peacock, Dorchester, Oct. 12th, 1741, to an unnamed correspondent, (possibly someone for whom he acted as agent). Complains about the Collector of 'The New River' Company, and the tax collected, and lost Court Rolls. 'I will remit all the Money I can get from the Tenants, by first Conveyance'. 2p, folio. 1741. £12.00
    Says that the New River Company water 'would not serve the house in any office above stairs'.

  257. English (Henry), Publisher THE MINING JOURNAL Railway and Commercial Gazette. 24th October 1863. Size 18" x 11", pages numbered 753-768. Folds. Red tax stamp. 1863. £25.00
    Prospectus of Golden Shoe Lead Mining Company, Flintshire; new discoveries at Great Wheal Busy; brief reports on over 30 Cornish mines and some Devon ones, including Great Work, Grambla, Lady Bertha, Hingston Down, etc., report of Morfa Colliery Explosion, Mining Share Lists.

  258. 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

  259. Funeral of Winston Churchill SUNDAY EXPRESS AND THE SUNDAY TIMES Churchill Memorial Issue. January 31st 1965. 32 and 16 pages respectively, broadsheet size. Many large photographs. Sunday Times with slight wear at horizontal fold on front page, and some light browning at vertical fold. 1965. £14.00

  260. German wines PRICES OF HOCK, RHENISH AND MOSELL WINES John Noah & Jhn Peter Gogel, Frankfurt am Main. Manuscript on 4to sheet, listing 9 wines, with prices, free on board at Rotterdam, for containers of 37-38 English gallons. n.d. c1810. £15.00

  261. Govan (Alexander) MOTOR CARS Article from the 'Proceedings Of the Institution of Engineers and Shipbuilders in Scotland. Vol. XLVII.' Disbound, pages numbered 240 - 284, 8vo. Four lithographed folding plates at the end. Read 26th April 1904. £8.00

  262. Great Eastern Railway PHOTOGRAPH of a locomotive. 'G.E.R.' on truck. Photo size approx. 3" x 4", mounted on stiff card with gold border, on verso is seal of company and name and date '1913' embossed in gold. 1913. £6.00

  263. Great Northern Railway AN ACT for granting to the Great Northern Railway Company Running Powers over a Portion of the Newton and Compstall Branch Railway of the Manchester, Sheffield and Lincolnshire Railway... 25pp., small folio, disbound, sewn at margin. Act of Parliament. 1866. £10.00

  264. Great Western Railway DEBENTURE STOCK 39 Debenture Stock Half-year Dividend certificates, 1875-1894. Size 6" x 8", made out for £1,000 worth of stock.... together with... Seven printed letters from the Secretary of the G.W.R. Railway Servants' Widows' and Orphans' Fund appealing for donations, and two brief Reports of Half-Yerly General Meetings. 1875-1994. £40.00

  265. India PROGRAMME for theatricals at 19 Loudon Street, Calcutta. Saturday the 12 February and Monday 14th February, 1876. 3p., 8vo, printed on pink paper, for performance of 'Perfection or The Lady of Munster' and 'A Farce Entitled Twice Killed'. Buff paper stuck over the back, where it was once stuck in an album... together with... GOVERNMENT HOUSE March 23rd 1877 'Which is Which' to Conclude with 'Scena from Il Borgomastro...' Theatre programme printed in blue on thick card size 6" x 4", heavily embossed gold coat of arms at head, gold border. Printed in Paris. Paper stuck to back of card, where once mounted. Presumably Government House in Calcutta as two of the actors have the same names. 1876-7. £18.00

  266. Indiana, America TO FRIENDS OF SPRINGFIELD MONTHLY MEETING, INDIANA from Charles Osborn, Liverpool, England, 11th Month, 13th, 1832. Printed letter, on one side of sheet 13" x 7", folded. Says he has thought of them often since he left home, and urges them 'be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines', and not to be discouraged by silence at meetings, preferring that to 'an unsound and lifeless ministry'. They are to take special care of the youth, and 'mark them which cause divisions and offences, contrary to the doctrines which ye have learned, and avoid them'. 1832. £35.00
    Presumably Osborn is referring obliquely to the schisms caused in Indiana by the doctrines of Elias Hicks.

  267. Kent and Wiltshire TWO POSTCARDS of dolmens. Black and white close-up view of Kit's Coty House, Hambrook's Snodland Series No. 54., unused, probably 1920's.... together with... coloured view of The Devil's Den, Marlborough. Close-up view with a man sitting on the stones, description above, c1910?. Verso unused, 'Famous' Series, Tomkins & Barrett, Swindon. The card is missing tip of bottom right corner. 2 items. early 20th century. £9.00

  268. Lake District ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 29. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19", dissected and mounted on line, paper wraps with marginal information pasted on back wrap. Some roads and paths inked in in red or black ink. Derwentwater is at the centre of the map. 1897. £15.00

  269. Lake District ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 39. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 18", dissected and mounted on linen, marginal information pasted to endpaper. Some roads in three sections inked in red, light red blot at top edge. 1898. £14.00
    Covers Windermere, Kendal, Sedbergh.

  270. 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. £12.00

  271. Lincolnshire and Yorkshire PLAN AND SECTION OF AN INTENDED BRANCH RAILWAY from The Midland Railway, in the Parish of Wath-upon-Dearne, in the West Riding of the County of York, to the City of Lincoln. 1845. Robert Stephenson, Fredk. Swanwick, Engineers, Jas. Alexander, Chas. Cheffins, Surveyors. 31 sheets of plans, scale 5 chains to an inch, with sections along the bottom, plus a sheet of sections at the end, and a frontispiece with notes explaining the different figures, marking of deviation, etc. Size 20" x 30", buff wraps, cloth spine, title in a variety of decorative type-faces on front wrap. Right edge of front wrap chipped. The first sheet shows the parish of St. Mark in Lincoln, showing named streets, buildings etc., the last sheet shows Wath upon Dearne with Don Pottery, River Dun, Dun Navigation, etc. Plans show woods, garden plots, churches, public houses and other buildings, field boundaries, brick kilns, 'Old Decoy' lake, etc. 1845. £220.00

  272. London & North-western Railway AN ACT to enable the London and North-western Railway Company to construct a Branch Railway to Saint Albans.... 6pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1853. £12.00

  273. London and Cornwall LETTER to a member of the Rashleigh family in Cornwall from L. Wynne addressed from Queen Anne Street West, 24th June 1806. 4p., 4to, in a rather untidy hand. 1806. £18.00
    Sends his condolences on the loss of a family member, and sympathises on his suffering from the gout. Refers to the agreement he's made with Mr Peters about Tresawle, and asks him to send a complete rental. He will send some seeds to replace the plants which died last year.

  274. London and North-western Railway AN ACT for conferring additional Powers on the London and North-western Railway Company in relation to their own Undertaking and the Undertakings of other Companies... Pages numbered 1-53, small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1872. £10.00
    Details the new roads to be made in Cheshire, Stafford, Westmorland, Lancashire, the purchase of land in Shoreditch, etc.

  275. Mertens (Leon), Lith., Bruxelles FIL GEOGRAPHIQUE Chromolith hanging card showing an unruly school classroom with the teacher pointing at maps on the wall. On thick card in gold and bright colours, size 14" x 12", edges slightly rubbed. Hole for hanging cord in top margin. There are four maps, with hangers, illustrating four French departements, Gironde, Loire inferieure, Rhone, La Seine (Paris), each with its coat of arms, local produce and manufactures (in the manner of the Levasseur maps). The teacher is pointing to the map of Paris whilst the boys are fighting, drawing on the wall etc. The initials 'A G' at the centre of the card. c1880. £45.00

  276. Middlesex, Dorset & Berkshire PARTICULARS OF SALE OF A SUPERIOR SEMI-DETACHED VILLA RESIDENCE, AT WEST BROMPTON: 113 Acres of Superior Grass Land and Corn rents at Willesden; A Farm of 105a. 1r. 14p., the Rent charge and pew rents, at Handley, Dorsetshire, and the Rent Charge, on lands in the hamlet of Grove in the Parish of Wantage, Berkshire..... Which will be Sold by Auction... 6th of August, 1858. Folio, 8pp, docket title, folded, lacks lower half of last leaf which is the 'memorandum', partly affecting description of Wantage lot. 1858. £12.00

  277. New Zealand AN ACT to promote Colonization in New Zealand, and to authorize a Loan to the New Zealand Company. 9, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1847. £16.00

  278. New Zealand CHRISTMAS POSTCARD showing black shield with four red stars above heavily embossed silver fern in an oval. Design in oval cartouche, six-line Christmas verse below. Divided back, Christmas greetings on back with date 1910. B.B. London. 1910. £4.00

  279. New Zealand SIX POSTCARDS of Wellington. Blue-grey printing of photos. Divided back, unused.... together with... sepia card showing 'Panorama of Wellington' in oval. All F.T. Series. 7 items. c1930. £15.00
    Views are: General View; Wellington from the Western Hills; The Water Shute, Days Bay; Convent of the Sacred Heart, Island Bay'; Town Hall; Rocks near The Pinnacles.

  280. North Eastern Railway FREE PASS Second Class. Printed on blue card, narrow decorative border, clipped twice, horizontal crease. Made out for J. Robinson, Stores Dept., for travel between Gateshead and Tynemouth. 1888. £7.00

  281. North Staffordshire and Mid-Derbyshire Railway Bill STATEMENT OF PROOFS before the Examiner for Standing Orders, previously to the Introduction of the Bill... Houses of Lords and Commons. 22pp., large folio, folded with docket title. January 1898. £16.00

  282. Nottingham and Derbyshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXXII S.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile, Size 13" x 15", plus wide margins. c1890. £18.00
    Covers Ollerton, Elmton.

  283. Oxfordshire Canal, Regent's Canal COLLECTION OF PHOTOGRAPHS of locks and bridges. 20 photographs size approx. 3" x 3", mounted two to a page, on lined paper, 4to, sewn. Titled in ink, some with notes, each initialled 'G.D.J'. n.d. c1913. £26.00
    Seems to be part of a larger manuscript as pages numbered 10 - 20. Includes Wolvercote Lock, Duke's Cut Lock, Islington Tunnel showing steam barge, Bucks at King's Weir near Oxford, Upper Gate Sawbridgeworth Lock River Stort showing arrangement of hinges etc., St. Pancras Lock Regent's Canal (under repair). One photo dated '8/13'.

  284. Paul and Co., Printer, 7 Dials, London ELIJAH FED BY RAVENS Illustrated poem 'The History of Elijah the Prophet', followed by a short poem 'The Hosanna: Or, Salvation ascribed to Christ.' Printed on thin paper, overall size 19" x 15", central horizontal fold. Title in decorative lettering at top, and superb woodcut illustration size 5" x 14" showing Elijah in a rocky landscape with river, waterfalls, palm trees, sun rising behind the mountains, being brought food by two swooping ravens. Three illustrations down each side, illustrating dramatic scenes from his life, such as the chariot of fire, the angel appearing to him under a juniper tree, etc., with relevant Biblical verse below each one. 1" tear at central fold at both sides, neatly repaired on verso. Paul and Co., 7 Dials, c1830. £60.00
    London: Printed and Sold by Paul and Co. 2 & 3 Monmouth-court, 7 Dials and Sold by J. O'Neill, Printer and Stationer, S. Pottinger's Entry, Belfast.

  285. Philadelphia, U.S.A SIX BILLS with printed headings, for Philadelphia firms. 8vo and small 8vo, made out for various items, dated between 1852 and 1856... together with a receipt for Pew Rent in the First Presbyterian church. 1852-7. £15.00
    Comprises Snider, Wine Dealer; Desilver & Thomas, grocer; Kelly, Draper; Zimmerman, Baker; Sheppard & Van Harlingen, Linen goods; Oakford, Hat & Fur Manufacturers.

  286. 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

  287. Pilchards AN ACT for amending the laws relating to the Allowance of the Bounties on Pilchards exported.... 2p, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1812. £12.00

  288. Poor Law Amendment Act TO THE CHURCHWARDENS, OVERSEERS, AND OTHER OFFICERS required to Account for the Expenditure of the Poor Rates. Printed letter from the Poor Law Commission Office, setting out the changes brought about by the new Act (1834). 6pp., folio. Top edge unopened. Page 4 comprises a list of the poor-law statutes from 43 Eliz. to 6 Geo. IV, with 'Charges on Rates'... together with... INSTRUCTIONS TO THE OFFICERS of each of the several Parishes in the Union... 1p., folio. Docket titled in ink on verso 'Instructions for keeping the Accounts'. Blank conjoint leaf torn at fold. 1st March, 1836. £24.00

  289. Population of Great Britain AN ACT for taking an Account of the Population of Great Britain. 9pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament... together with... An Act for taking an Account of the Population of Ireland. 4pp. 1840. £12.00

  290. Railway Magazine LONDON, BRIGHTON AND SOUTH COAST RAILWAY Express Locomotive No. 213. Designed by Mr. R.G. Billinton, Locomotive Superintendent. Coloured lithographed illustration of the Locomotive, being the Supplement to The Railway Magazine, April 1900. Size of sheet 12" x 9". Technical details of weight etc., printed below. Central fold. Small repaired tear at fold in bottom margin. 1900. £5.00

  291. River Weaver LOG BOOK of M.Y Bonito. June 1946 - July 1949. Printed log book, size 8" x 10", boards with simple gilt title. Columns for entries for each day, facing page for 'Daily Notes and Sketches. Work and repairs on boat catalogued in detail, as well as record of trips. 79 pages of entries on the 'Daily Notes' pages, including details such as 'names of barges passed during the day', birds seen ('cormorant on buoy. First seen in Mersey'), sketch maps, humourous drawings. Name and address of owner on fly-leaf. 1946-9. £120.00
    Includes voyage from Winsford Flash to Fiddlers Ferry to Railway Bridge on Canal; Liverpool to South Stack; Fiddlers Ferry to New Brighton; St. Helen's Canal; Penketh to Dungeon Banks; Weaver River Acton Bridge to Saltersfield Lock; Freckleton Creek to Fleetwood. There are three interesting photographs of the 'Bonito', the 'Norman Burton' and the Fiddler's Ferry Lock ice-bound in February 1947, with the owner and his dog standing on the ice: 'Bonito truly frozen in . All canal was ice bound. Ice at least 4" thick. Up till the weekend a way has been kept open by the ice breakers along the Southern bank. This has now been given up ice tug 'Norman Burton' is frozen in just past the Ferry lock. All inside the boat appears to be dry and in order.'

  292. Rogues and Vagabonds AN ACT for the Punishment of idle and disborderly Persons, and Rogues and Vagabonds... 9pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1824. £10.00
    Refers to unlicensed pedlars, prostitutes wandering in the public streets behaving in an indecent manner, persons professing to tell Fortunes by Palmistry, fraudulent beggars etc.

  293. 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

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

  295. Salmon AN ACT for preventing the Destruction of the Breed of Salmon, and fish of Salmon Kind, in the Rivers of England. 7pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1818. £10.00

  296. Slave Trade AN ACT for the Appropriation of certain Proceeds arising from the Capture of Vessels and Cargoes... seized in Violation of the Conventions made with those States, and for granting Bounties upon Slaves captured in such Vessels... 6pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1821. £15.00

  297. Smith's NEW MAP OF THE NAVIGABLE CANALS & RIVERS of England, Wales and Scotland, Distinctly Shewing the Length of each Line and the Dates of the Acts of Parliament which have passed for executing the same Containing also the Direct Roads to the Principal Places with their Distance from London. Printed for C.S. Smith, Mapseller and Publisher... Jany. 6th 1821, with additions to 1830. Engraved map, scale 1 inch = 10 miles, dissected and mounted on linen, size 38" x 31", folding into cloth endpapers and inserted in slipcase size 8" x 5", original oval printed label on front of slipcase, small splash mark on label. Scale bar, compass rose, calligraphic title. With inset top right 'Continuation of Scotland including the Caledonian Canal', and bottom right 'Canals &c in the Environs of Birmingham'. Along the bottom are tables with lists of the principal canals, with columns showing their length, and rise and fall in feet. Canals shown in different colours, line of coast shaded in yellow. Marks show where canal terminates, and where rivers cease to be navigable. Symbols for iron, salt, gypsum etc. 1830. £300.00

  298. South-Eastern Railway HALF-YEARLY GENERAL MEETING. REPORT AND ACCOUNTS July 1875 - January 1890. Each 8pp., folio, uncut and unopened. Folded with docket titles. Comprises July 1875 - July 1881 (a complete run, 13 items), and January 1883 - January 1890, with the July 1884 and the two 1888 Reports missing (12 items). The January 1886 and July 1889 reports have brown stains. 1875-1890. £140.00

  299. South-Eastern Railway SERVICE OF TRAINS between London, Tunbridge, and Hastings From July 1875. Printed in blue on thin card, size 4" x 4", folded in half to make 3pp. Title page with information on ticket prices etc., timetables of the Up and Down trains inside, Sundays on the back. Small tear at edge. 1875. £15.00

  300. Stanford's Geographical Establishment MAP OF ENGLAND AND WALES Showing the Areas of the Principal Electrical Power Companies. Specially Prepared for Geo. D. Atkin & Co. Reproduced from the Ordnance Survey Map. Colour-printed map, size 34" x 42", dissected and mounted on linen. Scale 10 miles to the inch. Folding into green cloth boards, size 11" x 7", paper label on front board. May 1929. £55.00
    With key to colour shading for 15 Electrical Companies and coloured borders for 11 Schemes.

  301. Surrey and Sussex LOG OF THE 'CARPE DIEM' on the Wey Navigation Canal 24-30 August 1946. D.H. Williams, Captain... Home-made manuscript travel log, 13 leaves, written on one side only, with punched holes, tied with tape into card boards. Title page, two folding manuscript plans at rear showing the route, with locks marked in red., points reached marked with time and date they arrived. On the last page is a postcard size photograph of the 'Carpe Diem' leaving Hampton, showing the three men in the punt, which has a rolled canvas awning. 1946. £75.00
    'Unmoored at 10.30 a.m. Through Thames Lock into the Wey Navigation Canal about 11.00 a.m., hiring lock key (10s deposit). Paddled and poled to Black Boy Lock, 11.40... On to Coxes Lock 1.00 p.m. Had dinner some way above the lock, meat soup, sardines and mulberries...'

  302. Surrey, Berks. ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 269. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 14" x 19". Some railway lines added neatly in red and blue ink. O.S blind stamp 1907. £20.00

  303. Telegraph AN ACT to enable His Majesty to acquire Ground necessary for Signal and Telegraph Stations. 7pp., sm. folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1815. £12.00

  304. Tottenham and Hampstead Junction Railway AN ACT for authorizing the Tottenham and Hampstead Junction Railway Company to raise further Monies and for making Provision with respect to a Lease.. or Amalgamation of the Undertaking... 14pp., sm. folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1866. £10.00

  305. Traction Engine and Endless Railway BOYDELL'S PATENT Brochure explaining the invention, with testimonials, proposals for investment. 3p., size 15" x 9", printed on thin paper, closely printed. On the last page is half a page of text and docket title. Traces of folds. Docket title dust-marked. Large lithograph illustration occupying over one third of the first page, showing two men working the engine, which has a tall chimney, and the innovative wheels with 'sleepers and rails, over which the wheel rolls'. Includes reports of trials, testimonials from the Life Boat Institution, W.J. Codrington at the 'Camp before Sebastopol', reports of work on various farms, etc. 'in descanting on the value of this invention as a locomotive engine, it must not be lost sight of that it is equally adapted to all the purposes of any portable or stationary engine... it can convey itself to the scene of operation without the aid of horses or other motive power but what itself contains.' London, January 10, 1857. £95.00
    Proposes a Joint Stock Company to purchase and work the Patent, 12,000 Shares of £10 each. James Boydell joined with the engineer Burrell to produce the first traction engine. 'Boydell patented a system called the 'Endless Railway, which foreshadowed the track-laying vehicles of many years later. Demonstrations of the Burrell-Boydell traction engine at Croxton... and Brackenborough... were held in 1857 and made a very favourable impression' (website of Reading University's Museum of English Rural Life.)

  306. United States of America LETTER signed 'CHV' from 172 State St., Albany, New York, June 29th, to a friend in Britain addressed as 'Dear Colonel'. 16p., 8vo, undated but paper water-marked 1900, describing his visit to New York, Albany, Boston, and Washington. Handwriting rather scrawly... together with a four-page letter in the same hand, also signed 'CHV', addressed from 'Applegarth, Teignmouth, Nov. 30th' (1905), to 'My dear Young', about his recent serious illness. c1900. £22.00
    He stays at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, where he describes the menu as 'running to 150 different edibles'. At Washington he found the White House was about to be repaired, and feared he could not go inside, but 'my landlord came to my rescue getting me into the place, & even introducing me to the President Mr. Rooseveldt with whom I had the honour of shaking hands & exchanging a word. He is a very busy man & 20 or 30 people were waiting to see him at the time...'


  307. Vigor family BOND OF INDEMNITY on paying a legacy. 1787. John W. Harding, Distiller, of Bristol to J. Powell, Executor of the will of Robert Vigor deceased. Manuscript, 2p., narrow folio, signed by Harding. Refers to the will of Fortune Little of Bedminster, ... together with... a series of correspondence concerning a dispute and case in Chancery relating to the legacy, 1802-11. Comprises 16 letters, 2-4 pages each, 4to, all but one with address panels and postmarks on verso. Most addressed to Revd. T. Stonhouse Vigor at Bath. 1787-1811. £95.00
    The two nieces of Frances Vigor were claiming a legacy of £500. Includes 5 letters from Mary Butler, in Hotwells, Bristol, a niece, explaining her case, one of which is to 'The Revd. The Archdeacon of Gloucester on his Visitation at Dursley, Gloucestershire' begging him to 'put an end to the litigations before the Funds are further diminished'. Some of the letters contain personal information. Also includes letters from Samuel Sellwood at Abingdon to Stonhouse Vigor 'I so devoted myself to Parliamentary business when in Town, and was so harassed and worn down with fatigue and vexation that I had neither leisure nor resolution to pay my respects to Lady Bowyer... My Son has escaped any... attack till last Sunday when he had three strong Fits within four hours... I am strongly inclined to take him to London with me, but I know not who is best to be consulted...' Sellwood was agent for the Member of Parliament for Abingdon, Loveden, and Town Clerk. Sir George Bowyer was M.P. for Malmesbury, and stood down to stand for Abingdon.

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