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Greenwood (C) & (J) MAP OF THE COUNTY OF BERKS, from An Actual Survey made in the Years 1822 & 1823. Hand-coloured engraved map, size approx. 23" x 27", with a vignette view of Windsor Castle. Decorative title, Reference to the Hundreds, Explanation Table, small inset map of detached area of the county. Linen-backed, paper rather dusty, with some staining in bottom margin, line of rust spots just below top border, some rust spots in blank area at bottom of map and in Explanation table, tears in top right hand corner, reaching about 1" beyond border, stuck down on to linen. July 4th, 1829. £38.00
¶ Working copy.
Berkshire AN ACT for vesting an undivided Moiety of certain Manors, Messuages, Lands.... late the Estate of Charles Lord Viscount Fane.... in Trustees. 28pp, disbound. 1767. £18.00
¶ Refers to Mansion house and numerous named lands at Basseldon, Berkshire, as well as some lands in Devon.
New Windsor AN ACT for enabling the Mayor, Bailiffs and Burgesses of the Borough of New Windsor.... to repair and maintain their great Bridge over the River of Thames.... leading.... to Eton.... 5pp, disbound, plus cover leaf. Some off-setting. 1736. £12.00
Twyford AN ACT for repairing the Highways from Sunning Land End.... to the Old Bear Inn in Reading. 8pp, disbound. Attractive woodcut initial letter. 1736. £14.00
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Acland (James), Proprietor & Editor THE BRISTOLIAN Memoirs and Correspondence of James Acland... written by Himself. Vol. IV nos XXIII, XXIV, XXV, XXXI. Each 4pp., 4to. January 1831. £26.00
¶ Includes articles on the Bristolian Bread Association, 'A Peep at the House of Lords', in which he lists earnings of local notables such as Lord Bath, Bishop of Bath & Wells etc.
Berkeley Testimonial A MEETING OF THE FRIENDS OF THE HON. F.H.F. BERKELEY M.P Will be held.... at the Rose & Crown Tavern, St. James Churchyard For the purpose of making arrangements for co-operating with the Central Committee in furthering the above Testimonial.... Handbill, 4to, slight browning in parts, embossed ownership stamp to one corner. Committee Room, October 3, 1855. £24.00
¶ The Berkeley Testimonial was 'subscribed for by 14,000 of the working classes' as a tribute to his work on licensing law reform.
Bristol Education Committee THE CORONATION of Her Majesty Queen Elizabeth II. June 1953. 16pp., stiff wraps, cold. illuts. 1953. £8.00
Britton (J) A.L.S. from John Britton to Mr W. Strong, informing him that his essay on the Architecture of Redcliffe Church is being printed by the Churchwardens, who are preparing a large public meeting "to take active measure to promote a subscription & begin their restoration." He complains that he has had no reply from Mr Foster to whom he had sent his "Toddn. Vol." and "Mr Braikenridge has also cut me. Alas. I am deserted..." He also mentions his work on Windsor Castle and his description of Richmond. "The account of my native parish is also nearly ready for the Wiltshire Topographical Socy." 3 sides small 8vo, slightly foxed. Oct. 14th 1842. £24.00
Day & Haghe, Lith. VIEW OF CLIFTON AND THE HOT-WELLS Lithograph, size 7" x 9", on India paper, mounted on sheet of paper. A few grubby marks, mainly in margins. Pub. by George Davey, Bristol. c1840. £30.00
¶ From a drawing by T. Rowbotham.
BRISTOL RIOTS Mills and Son, Printers THE MAGISTRATES most earnestly intreat the assistance of their Fellow-Citizens to restore the Peace of the City, by assembling IMMEDIATELY at the GUILD-HALL. Handbill, printed in large type-face, size 6" x 7", pasted to album leaf. Date October 30th 1831 written in ink at bottom. Guildhall, Sunday Morning, Half-Past Ten o'clock (Oct. 30th, 1831) £75.00
¶ See Latimer's 'Annals of Bristol': 'The mayor and some of the aldermen had assembled early at the Guildhall.... about eleven o'clock the mayor issued a placard stating that Sir Charles Wetherell had left the city, and another announcing that the Riot Act had been read. Handbills were also sent to the churches and chapels, describing the perilous state of affairs, and earnestly calling upon the citizens to support the Mayor in maintaining order'. Only about 200 people answered the appeal.
Newscuttings ALBUM of newspaper cuttings relating to Bristol, taken from local newspapers between 1816 and 1920, the bulk being later 19th century. 36 pages in large 4to album, half morocco, marbled boards. 1816-1920. £25.00
¶ Includes Ode to the Memory of Richard Reynolds of Bristol, 1816; Secret Meeting of Republicans in Bristol, 1871; Corn Street Perambulated, Bristol Mercury 1851. etc.
Parish of St. James, Bristol GRAND JUBILEE October 25, 1809. The King's Anthem. Song in three verses, printed with wavy border, large heading and coat of arms. Size 7" x 6", glued to plain sheet of paper. Philip Rose, Printer, Broadmead. 1809. £25.00
St Pauls ARCHITECTURAL DRAWING AND PLANS 3 plans, folio, one showing plots of land in City Road, and a coloured elevation of house in City Road, another showing land in Seymour Road opposite Maules' Nursery, and one showing three plots near Baptist Mills, Sand Pits and The Moors. Lithographed with hand colouring, on three sheets of blue paper 17" x 13". Paper watermarked 1863. £24.00
Wine Merchant's LETTER BOOK of James Evens, of the firm Evens & Sons, Bridge Street, 1880 - 1920, and E.D. Evens, 1928. 280 pages of copies on flimsy paper, mainly handwritten, a few typed, plus many pages of blanks. The letters mainly concern the division of capital between the family, and ensuing arguments: James Evens writes of his older brother "his advice was to decline the offer and go out to Cognac and lay everything before Mr Martell". Some letters refer to accounts of "The Valley Water Mills Colour Co." 4to, rubbed boards and worn morocco spine, a few sheets cut out, some copies rather feint. Indelible ownership stamp inside front board, a few ballpoint notes re. the company on first page. 1880-1928. £50.00
Broad Street AN ACT for widening and rendering commodious a certain Street, called Broad Street.... and for enlarging the Council House and Guild Hall.... Cover leaf + 22pp, disbound. 1788. £18.00
¶ Includes a Schedule which mentions many of the occupants of Broad Street.
Clifton Suspension Bridge AN ACT to amend the Acts for building a Bridge over the River Avon, from Clifton to the opposite Side of the River in the County of Somerset. 3pp, disbound. 1845. £11.00
Hospitals and Workhouses AN ACT for rendering more effectual the several Acts passed for the erecting of Hospitals and Workhouses within the City of Bristol, for the Better employing and maintaining of the Poor thereof. Black Letter, 12pp and cover leaf. 1745. £15.00
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Buck (S. & L) THE WEST VIEW OF BURNHAM-PRIORY, IN THE COUNTY OF BUCK'S Copper plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 7" x 14", plus wide margins. Shows Windsor Castle and Eton School in the distance. A good impression. Samuel & Nathaniel Buck, 1730. £42.00
Maidsmorton PARTICULARS OF MORTON HOUSE ESTATE. Late the Residence and Property of Edward Oakley Gray, Esq.... Spacious Family House.... 200 Acres.... A Valuable Water Corn Mill.... Which will be Sold by Auction by Mr Scott, On Friday the 23rd of Aug. 1816. Small folio, 5pp, folded, short split at one fold. 1816. £36.00
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Haddenham AUCTION POSTER. To be Sold by Auction, by George Legge at the Three-Kings Inn, in Haddenham, On Monday, the 29th day of June, 1846.... The following Valuable Parcels of Land, Copyhold of the Manor of Haddenham.... Printed on one side only, size approx. 17" x 13", few folds, attractive printing with small hands pointing to lines naming occupiers. Small piece torn from top right margin approx. 1" sq. Clements. Printers, Ely: 1846. £22.00
Webster & Waters, Engineers Cambridge BILL OF QUANTITIES for Corporation of Cambridge and The Local Board of Chisterton, New Roadway, Contract No. 3. Sm. folio, 8p. printed in cursive, prices in ink. n.d. late 19th cent. £15.00
¶ Includes prices for excavating, banking, metalling, granite macadam, kerbs, drains, fencing, etc.
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Chester, Knutsford ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXX. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Linen-backed and folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. Parkland, main roads and rivers, county boundaries hand-coloured. Railway line added in red ink east from Ellesmere Port, 'Ince Estate' shaded purple, three 1" circles marked north of the Mersey with date and numbers. A few small holes in linen at folds. Top and bottom margins trimmed to border. c1860. £30.00
Wincle and Sutton VALUABLE FARMS AND LANDS TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION by Mr. Ferguson, at the House of Mr Ollerenshaw, The Crown Inn in Wincle..... 9th Day of August, 1855.... 2pp., plus docket title, sm. folio. With schedules of Lane Head, Nettlebeds and High Lee Farms. 1855. £20.00
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Baldew Mine RECEIPTS for 'Jack' sold to Messrs Harfords & Co. Ten manuscript receipts signed J. Polkinghorne, dated beween May 1812 and March 1814. Notes price per Ton, Lord's dues, Peter Hill's share, poor rate. Together with a receipt from the Overseer of Kea for the Poor Rate made for Baldew Mine. 1812-14. £14.00
FRANCIS BASSET OF TEHIDY Basset (Francis) DRAFT CODICIL of the Will of Fancis Basset Esq., of Tedihy. 5 pages, folio, with corrections and amendments, held at corner with pin, lst sheet worn at fold. 1769. £38.00
¶ Concerns his wish that his nephew the Revd. John Basset Collins should be presented to the Rectory of Camborne.
Bodmin area ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXX. Covers the area from Boscastle to Luxulyan. Printed surface 24" x 37", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 4to. c1850. £34.00
¶ With geological symbols.
Bodmin House of Correction FORM OF COMMITMENT of Martha Caddey to House of Correction for 12 mths. for havg. had Bastards. Manuscript, docket title as above. 1p, sm. folio, ordering the Constables of Helston to convey Martha Caddy to the Bodmin House of Correction 'to set on work during the Term of Twelve Months', as she had 'a female Bastard Child... chargeable to the sd. Boro.', having previously had another bastard child, since dead, the previous June. 5th Sept. 1820. £36.00
¶ Not signed or sealed by John Borlase and John Tevenen, the Justices: probably a copy kept for reference.
Calvadnack Mine REPORT November 5th, 1863. 4pp., 4to, with form requesting payment of call loosely inserted... together with brief letter of 1853, referring to dues from Calvadnack Mine. 1863. £32.00
¶ Report by Charles Thomas & Son on Engine Lode, Grangiac Lode and Fire and Sword Lode, plus Black Tin sold, Merchants Bills, Analysis of Cost, etc.
Camborne ASSIGNMENT of a cottage lately built by John Gribbell with one acre adjoining parcel of Carne-entral in the parish of Camborne with liberty of a road for carrying turf, John Gribbell, Miner, to William Oats, of Redruth, Ore Dresser. Large vellum sheet, wax seal. 1827. £15.00
ST. MINVER CHURCH BELLS Church Bells, St. Minver GRANT and Licence by the Bishop of Exeter enabling the Minister and Churchwardens of St. Minver to sell the four bells of the North and South Lowland churches in the parish, which churches are in ruinous condition, in order that the money raised from the sale may go towards the repairs. Signed by Nicholas Geare, Register of the Consistory Court. Paper, size 13" x 13", fine papered seal of Bishopric of Exeter top left, impressed tax stamps bottom right, small repaired edge tear. In a fine bold hand. 1777. £45.00
¶ '... the Two Bells in each of the said last mentioned Churches (are) broken and unhung and have not been used for many years last past'
Constantine LICENCE of Josiah Mayne of Flushing to Christopher Rowe of Tresprison to search and work for Copper, Copper Ore, Tin and other Metals in the tenement of Bufton. 2 pages folio, plus cover leaf with docket title. 1864. £36.00
Cornwall Mines Supply Company Ltd. FIRST ISSUE OF 1,600 SHARES Capital £10,000, in 2,000 Shares of £5 Each. Prospectus, 3pp., sm. folio, folded with docket title, loosely inserted is form for share application. 1891. £26.00
¶ They proposed to buy Davey's Rope and Brush Factory in Camborne, and the Stores near the ropewalk at Pengegon. The Business was to manufacture mining and shipping ropes, brushes, buddle sweeps etc., to sell 'iron, steel, grease, candles and tallow, and all kinds of mining materials...'
Great Wheal Fortune Mining Co. PEREMPTORY ORDER to Cornish & Borlase, made in the Stannary Court, in the Matter of the Companies' Act and of the Great Wheal Fortune Mining Company, for payment of Arrears of Calls. 2p., folio, plus docket title. Two schedules on second page, one listing approx. 50 Contributories. 1871. £24.00
¶ Unstamped copy. Concerned the will of James Angove and George Fowle.
SETT OF TOLGULLOW Gwennap COUNTERPART OF SETT of Tolgullow Hill and Tolgullow Rogers, distribution 1/12th, Peter Hill of Carwythenack to John Williams of Scorrier House. 2 vellum sheets, size 24" x 28", wax seal. 1818. £60.00
¶ Details the various stones which marked the limits. The land was bounded on the south by the limits of the mine called 'Coffanola'. Among other things Williams had to undertake to 'continue to drive the deep Adit which is now in working... and to continue every drift or drifts and adit and adits level and levels that may be beneficial....'
Gwennap COUNTERPART SETT IN TOLGULLA MOOR Arthur Horldsworth of Dartmouth to James Mitchell of Redruth. Granting 'Free Liberty.... to Dig Delve work mine search for and bring to grass all copper copper ore lead lead ore..... tin and tin stuff in part of Tollgulla Moor... so far North as the stones set up by Captain Richard Williams near the main leat....' 60 lines on vellum, size 26" x 31", wax seal. 1768. £65.00
Helston THE ORDER of two of his Majesty's Justices... concerning a Male bastard Child, lately born... of the Body of Bridget Perrow... 1p., folio, 54 printed lines with ms inserts. Orders Benjamin Polglase of Breage, Labourer, the reputed father, to pay towards her lying-in and maintenance to the time of the Order. 1813. £45.00
¶ The Order, with 2 small papered seals, is unsigned, and the amount of contribution not filled in.
Helston THE VOLUNTARY DEPOSITION and Examination of Ann Ching, Single-woman... who saith that she is big with a Base Child.... likely to be Chargeable to the said Borough and that William Chenowden.... Footman to Peter Hill Esq., is the Father of such Child or Children. 1p, folio, printed with ms inserts. Signed with mark of Ann Ching, and by Mayor. 1797. £38.00
¶ On verso below docket title is note of recognizance entered into by putative father.
Helston, Borough of PETITION of Thomas Freeman, Prisoner in the Prison of the said Borough... to Charles Pennock Mayor of the Bourough...' 1p, folio, signed by Freeman, praying that George Johns, who he is indebted to in a case of trespass, be brought before the court, Freeman being minded 'to deliver up all his real and personall Estate...', on verso is assignment of his estate, signed. Attached are 3 pages listing all Freeman's debts (mostly recorded with name and expenses, but some recording cyder, rum, 'To Doctor Thomas Wills for phisick' etc.) and money owed to him ('John Daws of Marazion for glass sold to him')... together with 'Rule' signed by Pennock, notice of service of summons and another sheet detailing case. April 1743. £35.00
Helston, Gweek, Luddra etc. PETER HILL ESQ. RENTAL OF LANDS IN HELSTON Manuscript in vellum wraps made from an old lease, size 13" x 8". Gives Borough of Helston Conventionary Rents, High Rents, Rack Rents; Manor of Carwythenack, Conventionary Rents, ruled in columns over double page spreads for Tenant, Tenement, Yearly Rent, Arrears, Due at Michaelmas etc. 40 double-page spreads. 1789-1796. £200.00
¶ Penhellick House in Coinage Hall Stret, Cellars and Loft at Cadgwith, Luddra Mill Tenement, Gweek Wollas, A Moor in Trengilly, Tamlyn's tenement in Gweek Wartha & Melting House, Kestle Down, Mellanoweth Mill etc.
Helston, Truro, St. Austell ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No XXXI. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size approx. 25" x 36". Waterstaining up to 4" into map along bottom edge. O.S. embossed stamp 1864. £25.00
Illogan AN ACCOUNT OF TITHE FOR THE YEAR 1774 4to notebook, rough plain paper wraps, 23 pages in manuscript, in an untidy hand, with eccentric spelling, listing tenement holders and place, with the cows, geese, lambs, acreage of barley, oats etc., with value in column on right. 1774. £120.00
¶ For example 'Mr John Hichens Rents Cetoden (?) of Mr John Hockin and he gives £7 a year for it and his time begun to Junuary the 1st 1774 and have upon it 1 acer and Quarter of Barley and 1 of heay and 1 Cow... £0.2s.0d. Tithe heay £0.4s.0d.'... 'Littel Nancekuke. Mr Browns have 41 Lambs.. £0.8s.0d, 10 fleeces.... £0.6s.0d, 4 Cows... £0.8s.0d, 8 gees... £0.1s.0d and have 6 young bulicks and have 9 aceres of Weat and 6 of Barley and 3 of oats and 7 aceres of heay'.
Kea COUNTERPART SETT of ground in the parish of Kea, William Hill of Carwythenack to John Williams of Scorrier House. Two large vellum sheets, wax seal. Gives limits of the Sett (which was near Nicholas Bayley's new Stamping Mills), details of right to 'erect any Engines.... sink any shafts....' etc., and of William Hill's dues. 1819. £45.00
Kea GENERAL RELEASE Mr Thos. Reed and others, Adventurers in Wheal Tregothnan Mine to Henry Rosewarne and others Adventurers in Baldew Mine. Single sheet of paper, folded, size 17" x 13", signed by 8 parties with small wax seals. 1779. £35.00
¶ Refers to a boundary dispute between two sets of adventurers in contiguous mines, which was settled by John Vivian and John Edwards, Arbitrators. There is a long list of Adventurers.
Kenwyn OBLIGATION BOND of John Tippett of Kenwyn to Stephen Roberts of St. Agnes. 1p., in Latin and English, signed by Tippett with small wax seal, and two witnesses. Small repaired tear. 1731. £24.00
Land's End ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXIII, scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 36" x 24". Small stamp in top margin 'Record Copy'. 'Portrait' format. Tear in top margin. O.S. embossed stamp 1879. £36.00
Mawgan LEASE for 99 years of all those two grist water mills in Mawgan, commonly called Gweege Mill the one being a grist mill and the other a mault mill together with the toll of such corn ground... a parcell of land called the Lower Mill field together with all water-course, headwares, mill pools... On paper, size 18" x 22", large calligraphic initial letter, split almost entirely along one fold and with an early backing sheet sealed at corners with wax. Small piece missing from signature, wax seal on tag. 1680. £24.00
Namboll, St. Keverne LEASE of part of a house and tenement in Namboll, Anthony Sampson of St. Keverne, yeoman, to John Sampson, his brother. Vellum, size 12" x 17", seal bound in linen in tag, 51 lines, in a fine neat hand. Signed with his mark by John Sampson. 1632. £38.00
¶ John Sampson was to have part of the house, including 'the little Hall, the Buttery and two Chambers above the same and one other little House called the Malt House'.
Pednandrea Mine AN ACCOUNT of Copper Ore Risen in the Disputed Lande between Lord Clinton & ... Hill in Pednandrea Mine. Slip of paper size 11" x 4", listing dues paid to Lord Clinton's agent, June 1799 to Aug. 1801, together with small slip of paper listing 4 sums for 4/29ths of sales of Pedndandrea Tinstuff 1764-5. 1764-99. £14.00
Perranawartha COUNTERPART LEASE of Licence to produce Copper by filtration, Edward Browne and others to Messrs. Richd. Symons & Robert Thomas Mitchell of Feock, Miners. Grants licence for 14 years, dues 1/15th, to open water channels for 'collecting Mineral Waters issuing through the alluvial soil for producing copper by filtration... in a piece of ground by Bessowe bridge in Perranawartha'. Gives exact bounds of land. 3 folio pages, wax seal. 1859. £30.00
Sithney THE LIST OF PERSONS entitled to vote in the Election of a Member for the Borough of Helston, in respect of Property occupied within the Parish of Sithney by virtue of an Act passed in the Second Year of the Reign of King William the Fourth..... Folio sheet folded to size 15" x 18", printed in columns with name of Voter, Nature of Qualification, Street, Lane or other Place where property situated. Numbered in ink in margin, signed by Sithney Overseers at bottom, a few names added in ink. Folds. Dated in ink on verso. Roberts, Printer, Helston (1832). £40.00
¶ Lists 110 voters in alphabetical order.
St. Minver A SURVEY will be held at The King's Arms Inn, Wadebridge, for Letting for a Term of 14 Years from Michaelmas Day, 1811, the Barton and Farm of Treglyn, with the Weens, Gunvenna, & Down Tenements adjoining.... consisting of a good Dwelling-house...186 Customary Acres.... Handbill, size 8" x 6", traces of folds. On verso are notes detailing rent per acres, new tenant etc. Liddell, Printer, Bodmin. 1810. £38.00
St. Minver LEASE and Release of closes totalling 13 acres, with house, orchards, etc., in St. Minver Church Town, Jane Llewellin Leach to Revd. William Sandys. 21 pages, sm. folio. 1771. £20.00
St. Minver LETTER from Jane Llewellin to Rev. Sandys, proposing that, as she has no family, he makes an offer 'of an annuity for my life for the House, all the Gardens.... & you to enjoy it for ever... I am not a young life but I'll promise beforehand to be a plague to you as long as I can'. 2p, 4to, folded with address panel on verso, broken wax seal, 2" tear in the two leaves where broken when seal opened. St. Minver Dec. 15th. 1769. £16.00
St. Minver PROBATE of the Will and Codicils of Revd. William Sandys, deceased. 14p, folio, folded, written in a clear near hand. Cover sheet with docket title very worn, tear in first leaf. 1817. £50.00
¶ Author of 'Cornish Provincial Dialect' and other works. The will was dated 1808. He left his property to his nephew John Warren and friends John Molesworth of St. Breock, Edward Coode of St. Austell were Trustees.
Wendron MEMORANDUM of a Set granted by Walter Harris of Wendron Toller or Agent to William Tremayne of Phillack, to William Skuse of Helston & Partners for working and searching for Tin of all Mr Tremayne's part in Hetch & Rose Bounds and Bounds Choycer, both Stream and Mine being in Porkellis & Colvenner Moors in Wendron... Single sheet, small folio, signed by both parties, and witnessed. Folded, wear at central fold with loss of a couple of letters. Paper slightly browned in places. 1773. £30.00
¶ On verso are many calculations, and in large letters 'Wheal North Sett Granted to W. Harris.'
Wendron NOTE OF PROCLAMATION OF TIN BOUNDS One Pair of Tin Mine Bounds called good Speed Bounds to the Use of the Earl of Radnor and others South East Corner lies near a River in a Moor called Porkellis... North East Corner nigh a Stamps Leat or Water Course Called Stamps an Dowa Leat... The second time of Proclaiming. Slip of paper, 7 lines in a small hand, repaired tear at centre, right margin scorched. 1798. £20.00
Wendron PORKELLIS LANDS Lord de Dunstanville's Evidence of his exclusive right to Tymagey Croft in Porkellis. 4p, manuscript, sm. folio, gives the detailed depositions of Henry Perry, Daniel Treloar, Thomas Johns and Nicholas Dunstone about the Basset's ownership of the Croft, and William Pascoe's right to cut turf, furze etc. The later two depositions signed, the others not. There is a brief summing up. 1797. £50.00
¶ 'Henry Perry saith... that from his being 10 years of age, until he was 17 he was accustomed to work at Wheal Beable stamps in the said Parish, that his road to the said stamps lay thro' Lower Porkellis....'
Wheal Basset and Grylls Mining Co. CASH BOOK Small 8vo, parchment binding with tuck-in flap, heading 'Dr. Wheal Basset & Grylls Mining Co. in Account with Vivian Grylls Kendall & Co. Cr.'. 89 double page spreads, mostly recording order numbers, drafts. 1859-69. £18.00
Wheal Basset and Grylls THE COST BOOK of the Wheal Basset and Grylls Mining Company. At a Meeting of the Adventurers held at the Account House on the Mine, this 4th day of August, 1859... Leaflet setting out the 7 resolutions of the meeting, including the change of name from 'Porkellis United Mining Company', system of Calls, etc., and the appointment of officers, with names and salaries, new Setts to be applied for, discontinuing of Galidna Sett, etc. On conjoint leaf is covering letter asking for remittance of Call. 3p., folio, heading printed in decorative type-face. 1859. £40.00
Wheal Cock, St. Just WHEAL COCK COST from beginning operation by Messrs. Basset & Grylls, Advrs. 22 pages folio, sewn at edge, listing costs in Wheal Cock between October 1869 and December 1872. Costs mainly for labour on sinking shafts, cleaning and stopping levels, Tribute, etc... together with... Tin raised in Wheal Cock commencing June 25th 1870 as per Sampling Book'. Single sheet written on both sides with monthly totals to Feb. 1873. 1873. £40.00
¶ Includes 'Jno. Richards & Co. driving the 35ft. Level East & West Lode... 16.4d.'; 'Thos. Collins & Co. Sinking Wh. Cock Engine shaft'; 'William Turner Building Engine House and 1 Bob pit... £61.'; 'Men getting out Foundation for Engine and Boiler House Turning Arches over Old Mens workings... £20.00'
Wheal Vyvyan Mining Company PEREMPTORY ORDER FOR ARREARS OF CALLS made by the Stannary Court to Cornish and Borlase. 1p, folio, unstamped copy, on blue paper, plus docket title. Brief Schedule. 1872. £12.00
WHEAL WIDDON SETT Wheal Widdon Mine, Kea SETT of Wheal Widdon, George Viscount Falmouth to Thomas Reed of Stithians. On paper, size 17" x 27", signed by Falmouth and Read with good wax seals, one with bust. 1786 £65.00
¶ Gives the right to dig and search for copper and lead and other minerals (tin excepted) in a piece of ground on Widden Downs known as Wheal Widden Mine. Sets out bounds precisely, naming the different marker stones, posts, trees etc., and distance between them in fathoms.
MANOR OF CARGOLL Hawkins (Thomas) Estates of AN ACT for Impowering Trustees.... of the four Sons of Thomas Hawkins, Esquire, deceased, to make Leases of Estates in the County of Cornwall.... 12pp. 1768. £20.00
¶ Concerns Manor of Cargoll and includes rights to grant Setts.
Central Cornwall Railway A BILL For authorising the Central Cornwall Railway Company to run over divers Railways, and for authorising Arrangements between them and other Railway Companies... Stitched as issued. 9pp. 1866. £16.00
Helston A BILL To secure the Freedom and Purity of Election in the Borough of Helleston. 3pp. 1813. £10.00
North Cornwall Railway Company AN ACT for incorporating the North Cornwall Railway Company and authorising them to make and maintain the North Cornwall Railway... 28pp. 1882. £18.00
Saint Burian A BILL intituled 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. 5pp. 1850. £14.00
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Alfreton Hardware dealer BILLS made out to Joshua Roberts, Hardwareman, Alfreton, and sent through the post. Five from Robert Fletcher, Birmingham for a wide variety of items, including marbles, jewellery, snuff boxes, accordions, musical fruit, snuffers, etc., 1 from Manchester toy importer etc. 10 bills altogether, printed headings, folio and 4to, 2 of them list over 50 items. All with addresss panels and penny red stamps, some with stab holes. 1847-53. £16.00
Alfreton PARTICULARS of a Truly Valuable Freehold Estate, situate at Riddings, near Alfreton.... consisting of a Farm-House, and sundry Tenements.... Two Hundred and Fifty Acres of.... Land, together with Extensive Right of Common over Riddings and Alfreton Common, which will be Sold by Auction at Miss Brown's, Alfreton.... 19th day of October 1808 in twenty-nine lots.... 4pp, folio, plus docket title, very attractive type faces. With schedule for each lot giving tenants, names of fields, quantity. Some figures added in ms, possibly rents. 1808. £65.00
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Chestwood, Bishops Tawton ABSTRACT OF TITLE of The Duke of Bedford and Trustees to fee farm rent charged on Chestwood. 2p folio, in MS, detailing indenture of 1752, together with printed Abstract of Title of the Trustees of the Will of Francis Seventh Duke of Bedford Deceased to Freehold Premises, 8pp, folio, setting out the terms of his will of 1861. c1880. £14.00
Collumpton EXAMINATION of Phillip Perram touching his Legall place of Settlement. 16 lines in MS on single small folio sheet, signed by Justice and Perram. 1803. £18.00
¶ Perram had been born in Collumpton and apprenticed there by the Churchwardens.
Combe Martin APPRENTICESHIP INDENTURE Printed with manuscript insertions, large heading, size 9" x 15", apprenticing Grace Nichollas, aged 12, a poor child of the Parish, to John Dennis, yeoman, until the age of 21, or her marriage, to learn the art of husbandry, at his estate called Long Meadow in Combmartin. Signed by Churchwarden and Overseers, and John Dennis. 4 little red wax seals. 1818. £18.00
Combe Martin APPRENTICESHIP INDENTURE Printed with manuscript insertions, oblong sm. folio, large heading, apprenticing Catherine Rowe, aged 9, a poor child of the Parish, to John Crang, until the age of 21, or her marriage, to learn the art of husbandry, for his estate called Everdown. Signed by Churchwarden and Overseers and Justices, and John Crang. 1818. £18.00
Combe Martin CONDITIONS of a Survey held this fourth day of July 1827 at the Kings Arms Inn in Combmartin... by Richard Harding.... for letting all that part of a tenement called Vellacott situate in Combmartin.... manuscript, 3p. folio, loosely inserted is copy warrant of attorney re. John Vellacott's purchase of the Manor of Collibear. 1827. £12.00
Dawlish TWO WATERCOLOURS. in the same amateur hand, on a light reddish brown card, each decoratively titled in lower margin, sizes approx. 4" x 7", within painted 'frame' borders, plus margins. The views are titled:- 'Near Dawlish' (view of Cliffs with train approaching, wooded hill with houses in background); 'Rocks at Dawlish' (rock arch with two small figures, house glimpsed through arch). c1850's £26.00
¶ Charmingly, if naively, painted in rather bright colours.
Devon Epiphany Sessions 1851 ORDERED, THAT THE FOLLOWING AMENDED DIETARY TABLE for the Prisoners in the Devon County prisons, be approved.... Printed sheet, size 17" x 6", giving details of diet (Breakfast Dinner & Supper) of 5 classes of prisoner, plus Debtors, Misdemeanants etc., divided into Males and Females and Children. Folds, address on verso of W. Hodge, Devonport, with Exeter postmark, small piece torn from margin where seal broken. 24th Jan. 1851. £35.00
¶ 'The Soup to contain, per pint, 2oz of raw meat... 3oz. of potatoes, 1oz. barley....'
Devonport CHAIRING THE MEMBERS From the Plymouth Herald, December 15th, 1832. Description of the Ceremony and Procession for Chairing Sir George Grey. Printed on cream silk, size 17" x 5". 3" split in silk across fold, two other minor marginal tears. 1832. £22.00
Dibdin (T.C) and Vivian (Edward) TORQUAY, FROM WALDRON HILL. Tinted lithograph. Drawn by T.C. Dibdin from a sketch by E. Vivian. On stone by E. Gauci. Size approx. 8" x 12", plus margins. Printed by M. & N. Hanhart, c1841. £80.00
¶ A very attractive view across the terraces of houses and the harbour, sailing ships in harbour, men hauling nets on beach etc.
Ermington Batallion, Southern Volunters PRINTED LETTER from the Colonel (named only as 'J.D.B' - Bastard?) to the Lt. Col. of the Regiment of Southern Volunteers, setting out arrangements for the meeting of the Companies on 28th August, ordering them to choose the best men ('500 Men exclusive of Sharp Shooters.... you will select such as appear best fitted for the service.... the Men above 500.... are to be thanked for the spirited manner in which they have come forward and should be requested to hold themselves in readiness for the purpose of being enrolled as Pioneers....'). He asks that the Men be given 'Bread and Cheese and a Quart of Cyder....' Sm. folio sheet, printed on one side only, folds, names and places filled in with pencil. On verso is a rough list of Lt. Colonels and Majors. Haydon, Exeter, Printer, 1803. £45.00
Exeter LEASE FOR A YEAR of dwelling house and messuage in the parish of St. Patrick in Exeter, Francis Lippincott the elder of Kenn, Merchant, to George Knowling, of Exeter, Goldsmith. Vellum, size 8" x 19", large calligraphic initial letter, slightly rubbed, a few words of text slightly rubbed, a few small brown spots. 1663. £28.00
Ilfracombe & North Devon OPEN RIFLE MEETING to be Held at the Alexandra Hall, Mar. 4,5 & 6. Poster advertising the 12 events taking place over the three days, with prozes, section on Rules. Heading in very large letters. Overall size 34" x 22", folds. 1914. £25.00
¶ Includes Deliberate Firing Comp. Solano Target Comp., Team Rapid FIring Competition, etc.
Minehead & Porlock HANDBILL advertising Porlock Weir, Porlock and Minehead Motor Service Company's Daily Motor & Mail Service between Minehead Station & Porlock Weir. Gives time table and fares. Size 10" x 7", folds, paper slightly browned, small piece torn from top corner. c1930. £16.00
Parliamentary Divisions REPORT ON THE COUNTY OF DEVON 3pp, folio, listing population, Hundreds, Divisions according to 1867 Act, etc. Folding lithographed map, scale 5 miles to an inch, coloured in outline, showing boundaries of divisions etc. Small repaired tear in map. 1868. £22.00
Plymouth BILL OF LADING for 305 qrs. Wheat, shipped on the 'Lark', sailing from London to Plymouth, to Fox & Sons. 5" x 10", printed with MS inserts, small vignette of ship. Stab hole. 1847. £12.00
Plymouth LIST OF REPRESENTATIVES IN PARLIAMENT of the Borough of Plymouth, Collected from the Extant Returns... with an Annexed Description of the Character of and Parties to the Returns, as well as of the Actual Electors at Different Periods. 4p., large folio, folded, with columns for 'Returns of', 'Burgesses', 'In the Name of', 'Elected by'. Nettleton, Printer, Plymouth, c1807. Watermark 1804. £34.00
¶ Covers the period 1298 - 1807.
Plymouth, Kingsbridge ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXIV, dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 12" x 9", edges bound with silk tape. Pasted on border on top and right sides. Probably Margary State 4. Main roads have been coloured in brown. Pub. 11th Oct. 1809. This edition probably c1820. £40.00
¶ Shows area from Looe to Prawle Point, as far inland as Diptford, Eddystone Lighthouse.
Spreat (W) GITTISHAM CHURCH. Drawn from Nature and on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 4" x 6", on India paper, margins, small top margin. Printed by C. Hulmandel. c1842. £11.00
¶ A view of the church looking across the graveyard.
Spreat (W) HARBERTON CHURCH. Drawn from Nature and on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8", on India paper, large margins. Printed by C. Hulmandel. c1842. £22.00
¶ There are several people, including family groups, coming out of the church and walking down the path.
Spreat (W) LITTLE HEMPSTON CHURCH. Drawn from Nature and on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8", on India paper, large margins. Printed by C. Hulmandel. c1842. £22.00
¶ In the bottom lower corner are 2 men holding scythes one of whom is sharpening his.
Spreat (W) SIDBURY CHURCH, Interior Looking East. Lithotint from Nature by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8", on India Paper, large margins. C. Hulmandel's Patent. c1842. £10.00
Torquay, Plymouth, Dartmoor PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM 4to album, half morocco, 16 photographs pasted in one per leaf, average size approx. 6" x 9", commercial albumen prints, some title in plate, all titled on mount in pencil, together with untitled amateur photos on 10 leaves showing people in garden, large house, interior of fern house etc, some of these amateur photos. badly faded. c1880. £60.00
¶ Photos. include Torquay (5 views - including Hesketh Crescent, Cove with bathing machines, Ladies Bathing Cove), Merrivale Bridge, Dartmoor, Mount Edgcumbe house, Watersmeet, Lunton.
Whitheridge Hundred ORDER in the name of John Cruwys and others for repairs to the 'Wester moiety' of Cowe (Cove) Bridge over the River Exe between the parish of Tiverton and Stoodleigh ordering the petty constables to collect the sum allotted to their parish from the inhabitants and pay it before 2 May next. 1p, small folio, creases, 2" tear at one fold, panel on verso with address to 'Mr. Robert Ayre at his house in Rosash with all Speed I pray you'. 1691. £32.00
¶ Gives the portion for Rose Ash as 14s.8d and Bishop's Nympton as £1.10s.8d.
Devon Poor AN ACT to repeal an Act, passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for the more effectual Relief of the Poor in the County of Devon.... Black Letter. 5pp. 1773. £14.00
Hartland AN ACT to enable the Govenors of the Hospital of King James founded in Charterhouse to endow the Perpetual Curacy of Hartland with a fixed provision out of the Tithes of the Rectory of Hartland aforesaid.... and to sell... certain Lands at Hartland.... 8pp. 1842. £14.00
Milton Abbott AN ACT for inclosing Ramsdown and Liddaton Down Commons, in the Parish of Milton Abbott.... 12pp. 1817. £18.00
North Devon Railway Company AN ACT to enable Her Majesty's Paymaster General to repay to the North Devon Railway and Dock Company a Sum of Three thousand Pounds. 3pp. 1862. £8.00
North Devon Railway and Dock Company AN ACT for the Amalgamation of divers Railway Companies with the London and South-western Railway Company, for authorizing that Company to make and maintain additional Lines of Railway.... 30pp. 1864. £16.00
Plymouth Gas AN ACT for better supplying with Gas the Town and Neighbourhood of Plymouth.... 14pp. 1845. £12.00
Plymouth Improvements AN ACT to explain and amend an Act... for Paving, Lighting, and Watching the Town of Plymouth, in the County of Devon, and for regulating the Carmen and Porters within the said Town. 20pp. 1772. £14.00
Rolle family of Hudscott AN ACT to enable John Rolle, Esquire, and Judith Maria Walrond, Spinster, to make Settlements on the Marriage intended between them, notwithstanding their respective Minorities. 7pp. 1772. £17.00
Totnes, Paignton and Torquay Railway AN ACT for the abandonment of the Totnes, Paignton and Torquay Railway. Top leaf slightly spotty. 3pp, disbound. 1884. £9.00
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Beaminster CARTE DE VISITE ALBUM of Hine family of Beaminster. Album size 7" x 6", embosed leather with gilt decoration, metal clasp, chromolith title page. 21 card leaves with 42 photographs in windows, plus one loosely inserted. Pencil note on flyleaf ' this album belonged to Richard Hine chemist. Beaminster, Dorset. Portrait of Richard Hine has his name in pencil on mount, some other photographs have ink notes on verso with name, date of birth and death (e.g. Emily Hine, Born 1840, John Barrat Dunn 1869'). c1870. £130.00
¶ Includes children, wedding groups, thatched house, man with pennyfarthing, full length portraits and head and shoulders. Richard Hine was the author of 'A History of Beaminster' published 1914.
Biles (Bert), Weymouth ALBUM OF VIEWS OF WEYMOUTH AND PORTLAND 10 pages of views, one in colour, album size 9" x 12", stiff printed wraps, plus 2 pages of descriptive text (printed in gold) and two coloured views pasted inside front and back wrap. Staples rusty. c1910. £18.00
¶ Includes fine double page panorama of Weymouth, view of workings at Quarry, Portland.
Bournemouth PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of.... Chaddesley Manor, Canford Cliffs.... 7pp., oblong 4to, stiff wraps with actual photograph of house, two other photos inside showing views from house. Slight dustmarking at edge of front wrap. 1954. £12.00
Boveridge House near Cranborne THREE PHOTOGRAPHS Albumen prints, mounted on thick card album leaves, image size 6" x 9", titled on mount in pencil, each with date 1866. Views of the front, the side and the back, two of them with figures. 1866. £32.00
Bridport A LECTURE 'Dante and his Dream' will be Delivered by the Rev. Geo. Hitchcock, B.A. Drill Hall, Sept. 20th, 1894. 3pp., 8vo, small hole in second leaf in top margin. Decorative title... together with... Programme of a Grand Evening Concert by Bridport Choral Society, Rifle Drill Hall Feb 18th 1901. 3pp, 8vo, 2 repaired marginal tears. 'God save the King' crudely pasted over (presumably) 'God save the Queen'. With 4to printed balance sheet for Society's 1901-2 season. 1897-1902. £12.00
¶ Lecture included Lantern slides from Dore, with 'Limelight Demonstrator'.
Bridport Deanery TO THE CLERGY, PAROCHIAL REPRESENTATIVES and Others of the Four Portions of the Deanery of Bridport. Printed letter from the four Rural Deans concerning the setting up of a Special Mission, as 'there is need of such a spiritual Reviving in this District'. 2pp., 4to. Lent 1878. £8.00
Bridport SEVEN NEWSPAPER CUTTINGS BOOKS containing cuttings relevant to Bridport and its history, 1897-1965, the vast bulk of the cuttings being from the 'Bridport News' at the turn of the century. Uniform folio scrap books, half red cloth with marbled sides, cuttings arranged chronologically. Books numbered on spine 2-6, two books without numbers on spine. Approx. 50 - 70 pages in each book, except for two un-numbered books which have only a few pages of cuttings. 1897-65. £90.00
¶ Useful source material for the local historian. Includes such articles as 'Miss Gundry's Infants' School Destroyed by Fire', 1906; many cuttings from 'The Bridport News Jubilee Number' 1905; assault on local cleric Rev. J.A. Collins at Bridgwater when he was mistaken for 'New Messiah' vicar Rev. Smyth-Piggot ('his mackintosh was torn'); 'Our Returned Yeomanry and Volunteers. Historic Scenes, 1901.' Few minor items of local ephemera pasted in.
Bridport THE RUINED CHAPEL OF STANTON ST. GABRIEL by John Alderton Collins. Original typescript of article published in the Bridport News Sept. 21, 1903, 15p, 4to, bound in folder with cutting of article pasted inside wrap, with 2 photographs of chapel, together with a letter from A. Bartlett, Dorchester, 1909 thanking him for the views and giving more information on the chapel etc. 1903 and 1909 £20.00
¶ 'Do you know the ballad about the building of the Church? I got it from a sailor who lived at Morecombe & who had copied it down from some mate at sea'.
Chardstock TO BE LET for a Term of 8 Years... all that Farm & Estate called Tytherleigh Farm... 209a.0r.14p. now in the Occupation of Mr. Noah Bishop.... Poster, size 21" x 14", folds, some minor off-setting. 1847. £26.00
Dorchester A CALENDAR OF THE PRISONERS for the Lent Assizes, to be Holden at Dorchester, on Saturday, the 9th of March, 1833... 5pp., folio, folds, docket title on verso of last leaf. Lists 28 'Prisoners upon Order', all Convicted of Smuggling (one of whom is John Rattenbury), with sentences, and when convicted, and details of 41 prisoners (some charged together in groups of two or three for the same offence), with details of by whom committed, details of crime (mainly robbery, with long lists of property stolen). T. Patch, County Printer, Dorchester, 1833. £140.00
¶ Includes two women charged with wilful murder of new born children, theft of a spying-glass at Wareham, setting fire to a combing shop at Bridport, theft of one deal plank from Earl of Shaftesbury at Wimborne, theft of yarn from a sail-cloth manufacturer, assult with intent to steal at Netherbury, etc.
Hallet (T), Pub. BEAMINSTER 20 views, 8 being 2 to a page, in oblong 4to album, gilt decorated boards, faded, publishers name on front board painted out in gold paint, staples rusty, inner gathering loose. c1910. £12.00
Marnhull AUCTION CATALOGUE of the Entire Herd of Jersey Cattle, the Property of R.S. Allen, Nash Farm. 15pp. 8vo. 1918. £10.00
¶ Gives full details of pedigrees.
Newman & Co. Engr. TWENTY FOUR VIEWS OF WEYMOUTH & Neighbourhood. Being 24 steel engraved vignette views, oblong 8vo, original decorative cloth boards. Engraved surface approx 3" x 3", but 9 views are larger, engraved surface approx. 4" x 5". Published by Benson, Weymouth. c1860. £75.00
¶ Inlcudes 8 views of Portland.
Thorncombe POSTER advertising auction sale at the Golden Lion Inn, 15th September, 1852, of two cottages and premises, at Hewood Green in Thorncombe, late the property of William Hawker, deceased. Printed in large type faces, size 18" x 12", traces of folds. Wills, Printer, The Axe Fishng Tackle & Gun Warehouse, Axminster. 1852. £22.00
Wareham LETTER signed J. Calcroft, Hanover Square, April 3d 1826, integral address panel with address of Thos. Bartlett, Wareham, with wax seal with greyhound, red 'free' postmark. 1p., 4to, asking for an answer to his offer respecting Swanage and Worth. On verso is explanatory note by Rev. R. Bartlett, Corfe Castle. 1826. £14.00
Wareham PAY LIST AND RETURN of Captain Bartlett's Company of the Wareham Volunteer Infantry from the 25th of June 1812 to the 24th December, 1812, both Days Inclusive. 3 pages, folio, printed in tables with Rank, Name, Total of Pay for each person, remarks, information filled in in ink. Lists three sergeants, two corporals, two drummers, and 63 private men. Folded, with docket title. Some dustmarking on docket title, two very small splits in margin at folds. 1812. £90.00
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Durham City, New Cassop ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No XXVII. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size approx. 23" x 35", linen-backed, area down right hand side of map coloured geologically and lines with fathom depths etc. In top margin is written 'Geological information copied at 28 Jermyn Street from the original manuscript map 20th September 1890. The original map geologically surveyed by W. Howell.' Map published 1861. £38.00
Durham, Barnard Castle ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 103. Made up of 4 quarter sheets, linen backed. Numerous areas outlined in different colours, pipelines and reservoirs marked. Electrotype 1866. £30.00
Jarrow GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No III. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size approx. 24" x 36", plus margins, fully hand coloured, mounted on linen, key in left-hand margin. 1869. £40.00
¶ Covers east part of Gateshead, Jarrow, Hedworth. The area north of the Tyne in blank.
Seaham Harbour MORTGAGE of Leasehold premises situate in North Railway Street Seaham Harbour, John Stonehouse to The Trustees of The Londonderry Collieries Permanent Benefit Building Society. 7p, folio. 1893. £14.00
Shotton GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No XXVIII. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size approx. 23" x 35", linen-backed, hand coloured geologically and with much geological information added in MS in neat black lettering etc. In top margin is written 'Geological information copied at 28 Jermyn Street from the original manuscript map 20th September 1890. The original map geologically surveyed by W. Howell.' Map published 1861, MS information added later. £50.00
¶ Covers Shotton, Castle Eden, New Thornley, Ludworth Collieries, numerous quarries.
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DRUID CRYSTAL BALLS Colchester LETTER from H. Win(? signature indistinct) at 45 High Street, Colchester) to Edward Acton at Grundisburgh, Near Woodbridge. 3p, 4to, integral address panel with red Colchester postmark on last page. 24th July 1839. £24.00
¶ Thanks him for 'letting me have the Crystal Ball.... I imagined that I was acquainted with their use anterior to the Druidical priesthood of this country using of them in their mysteries.... in this country they are found in the British tumuli...'and asks about 'charms or anything to which any superstition has been attatched... Should you have or meet with any curious either antiquities stones fossells shells... remember me as I can dispose of them....'. He offers him a lion for 2s, and apologises for the bad writing as 'customers keep coming in.'
Elmdon ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. VII. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into slightly chipped 8vo paper wraps. Roads and water-features coloured, some buildings coloured red. Slight browning of linen along one fold. 1881. £28.00
¶ Covers Arkesden, Wendens Ambo, Lower Green.
WITH COLOURED PLAN South Weald CONVEYANCE of Hullets Farm in the Parish of South Weald, Revd. Arthur Trazer and Emanuel Keating to Arthur Toovey. Four vellum sheets, size 20" x 26", wax seals, with schedules of fields, etc., plus good manuscript plan on vellum, fully coloured, size 19" x 29", with nos. referring to schedules. Plan shows Bentley Mill, Pilgrim Hall, Hullets Farm, Canterbury Tye Farm. 1866. £65.00
White Notley, Felstead PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Valuable Freehold Estate known as Great Slamsey's Farm.... A Gentlemanly Residence.... Suitable and Well-Arranged Farm Premises.... Which will be Sold by Auction.... on Monday, July 16, 1894. Folio, 5pp., folded, large folding plan. Split down most of spine, a few foxing spots on docket title. 1894. £22.00
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Allenhall and Westbury on Severn ALLOTMENT TERRIER. Compiled by Francis Attwood, Surveyor, under the direction of the Inclosure Commissioners awarding `such parts of the lands to be inclosed as are next hereinafter specified in exchange for the other Lands in the said parish described.' 21 sheets, written on one side only including 18 sheets ruled in columns listing persons interested, lands specified, fencing, etc. There is also a column for `Numbers on Plan', plan not present. Vellum sheets, size approx. 20" x 19" sewn at foot, with a broken wax seal, last 3 leaves partly stained not affecting legibility, top sheet slightly dusty. 1851. £90.00
Bacon's NEW PLAN OF CHELTENHAM From Actual Surveys Made for this Plan. Folding coloured map, approx. 20" x 28" including margins. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Folding to 8vo in original cloth boards, with printed label. n.d. c1890. £40.00
Bitton AUCTION CATALOGUE of the Entire Herd of Jersey Cattle, the Property of Horace Walker, at Beach.... 14pp., 8vo. Detailed pedigrees. 1919. £10.00
Cheltenham Protestant Electoral Union A DEPUTATION FROM THIS UNION consisting of an equal number of Liberals and Conservative, has waited upon the two Candidates for the Representation of the Borough, Hon. Col. Berkeley, C. Schrieber, Esq... each candidate has pledged himself to... uncompromising resistance to the encroachments of the Papacy... Poster in large type, size 29" x 20", traces of horizontal folds, a few letters slightly chipped. Hailing, Printer, Oxford Passage, 1865. £30.00
Cheltenham WILL of Benjamin Chapman, Victualler of Cheltenham. Extracted copy on 6 pages, folio...together with... Declaration by his neice Ann Chapman of Brockworth as to members of the family, verification of marriage and baptism certificates, etc., 1867. Signed. 3p. folio. 2 items. 1837 and 1867. £16.00
¶ Leaves cottage in the Rose and Crown Yard to his brother, to his neice a cottage in Coltham Field, land in Portland Stret to his friend, Rose and Crown to his wife etc.
Dymock PROBATE of the Will of Henry Burrup, Farmer, of Dymock. Large vellum sheets, small printed certificate, papered seal. 1884. £12.00
Hillesley Baptist Church HARVEST THANKSGIVING Services October 13th, 1929. Preacher Mr J. Morgan of Bristol. Poster, 15" x 10", printed in green. 1929. £6.00
Home Farm, Almondsbury Hill THE ALMONDSBURY HERD OF DAIRY SHORTHORN CATTLE and Gloucestershire Old Spots Pigs, Also Cart Horses, Implements.... for Sale by Auction.... Monday April 30th, 1923. 14pp, fold, splash stain on outer leaf. 1923. £10.00
¶ Gives detailed record, pedigree, prizes etc. for each beast.
Iron Acton LEASE FOR A YEAR of a dwelling house newly built by William Thomas, with Craddock's Wood and Lawrence's Wood, Arthur Trewman of Westerleigh and others to Walter Chapman of Bristol, Tanner. Vellum, size 17" x 25", engraved heading with coat of arms, signed by 5 parties with wax seals showing an animal. Some slight browning in parts. 1717. £26.00
Banbury and Cheltenham Direct Railway AN ACT to empower the Banbury and Cheltenham Direct Railway Company to abandon certain of their authorised railways.... 29pp, disbound. First leaf with foxing spots. 1887. £14.00
Cirencester Debts AN ACT for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Hundreds of Cirencester, Crowthorne and Minty, Brightwells Barrow, Rapsgate, Bradley, Bisley and Longtree, commonly called The Seven Hundreds of Cirencester.... Black Letter. Cover leaf + 22pp, disbound. 1792. £16.00
Forest of Dean Court AN ACT to abolish the Court of Saint Briavel's, and for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Hundred of Saint Briavel's.... 28pp. 1842. £14.00
Gloucester Goal AN ACT for building a new Goal, a Penitentiary House, and certain new Houses of Correction, for the County of Gloucester, and for regulating the same. 44pp, black letter. 1785. £22.00
Westcote and Nether Westcote Estates AN ACT for vesting a certain Settled Estate of Ann Sylvester and others, in Westcott over Westcott.... in Trustees, to be sold for paying of Incumbrances thereon, and for purchasing other Estates.... 15pp, disbound. 1816. £15.00
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Hampshire and Isle of Wight
Bacon's PLAN OF PORTSMOUTH Size approx 12" x 18", single fold at centre. Scale 6" to 1 mile. c1885. £18.00
Basingstoke, Midgham, Aldermaston PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of 600 Timber Trees, Comprising 50 Felled Beech Trees, 484 Standing Oak Trees.... to be Sold by Auction... 4pp., folio, folds. 1890. £20.00
¶ Gives situation of coppice, number of feet etc.
Bramshott FINE between Sir Thomas Miller, plaintiff and John and Sarah Eads, regarding one messuage, one cowhouse and curtilege, six acres of meadow and six of pasture in Bramshott. Some slight brownining in two places. Vellum, size 7" x 17". £1793.
Empshott, Newton Valence ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLIII, XLIV etc. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo cloth wraps. Roads and water-features hand-coloured, Le Court Estate shaded green, possible relative to sale. 1882. £20.00
¶ Shows Cranbury Park, Hursley Park, Berry Down etc.
Ringwood, Ellingham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXX. Scale 6" to 1 mile, overall size 24" x 35", linen-backed and folding into 8vo cloth wraps. Water features, main roads, buildings, hand-coloured. Small areas on Leybrook Common shaded in red. 1873. £30.00
Ryde Improvements MORTGAGE The Ryde Commissioners (The Ryde Improvement Act 1854) to Edmund Clark, Cork Merchant, of Portsmouth, for £4,000, 'for the purpose of the Waterworks authorized by the said Act'. Vellum, 1p., folio, margins in red, with large paper seal of the Commissioners for Improving the town of Ryde. On verso is receipt signed by Clark in 1877 for the completed payment. 1855. £18.00
Stockbridge COUNTERPART LEASE of a Burgage and garden near the Fleet Gualley in Stockbridge, Thomas Carteret Hardy to John Bern, Labourer. Single large vellum sheet, two wax seals. 1795. £14.00
Wymering REMOVAL ORDER To the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Wymering... Whereas Complaint hath been made by you... that Charlotte Harrap, singlewoman, in an advanced state of pregnancy hath lately intruded into your said Parish of Wymering.... Printed order with MS inserts ordering her removal to the last legal place of settlement, Helston in Cornwall, signed by two Justices, 1p, sm. folio, folds. Attached is letter to the Overseer at Helston, 1p., 4to, conjoint leaf with address panel, Portsmouth postmark, from the Overseer at Wymering, saying that Charlotte Harrap has been delivered of a child while under the order, and he will not press him for expenses. 1814. £45.00
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St. Neots, Fletton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 158. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 34" x 26", linen-backed and folding into chipped cloth endpapers. Main roads and rivers hand-coloured. County boundary outlined in red. 6" square at bottom left, with manuscript compass rose. Linen at central fold browned, slightly affecting paper at edges of section, some slight browning in top and bottom margins. 1896. £30.00
¶ Covers the whole of Huntingdon and parts of adjoining counties.
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Allhallows, Isle of Grain ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. V S.E. etc., scale 6" to 1 mile, size 35" x 23" plus margins. Linen backed and folding into 8vo cloth endpapers, estates of James & Moses Mugeridge colour shaded with note of acreage. Edition of 1909. £18.00
Appledore, Royal Military Canal ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LXXX, scale 6" to 1 mile, size 35" x 23" plus margins. Linen backed and folding into 8vo cloth endpapers, main buildings, water-features, roads, hand-coloured. Some slight browning of linen between folds. 1877. £28.00
Bacon's PLAN OF CHATHAM Coloured plan, size approx 12" x 18", single fold at centre. Scale 6" to 1 mile. c1885. £18.00
Faversham, Hernehill ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXXIV. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36", linen-backed and folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. Water features, main buildings, railways and main roads hand-coloured, four areas in the western section shaded and marked with date (probably relating to estate sales). 1877. £27.00
Loose and Maidstone PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Freehold Hayle Cottage Estate, comprising that Gentleman's Residence known as Hayle Cottage, Loose.... Bockingford Farm, Loose, Sixteen Cottages and the Loose Parish Allotments, for Sale by Auction..... June 7th, 1928. 14pp, sm. folio, two actual photographs mounted inside front wrap plus one on wrap, folding coloured plan, wraps detached. 1928. £18.00
Sutton Valence, Grafty Green ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LIII, scale 6" to 1 mile, size 35" x 23" plus margins. Linen backed and folding into 8vo cloth endpapers, 3" split in linen at 1 fold, fields outlined, with some shading, in eastern third of map. Roads and water-features hand-coloured. 1879. £18.00
Vickers-Nash, Dartford SAFE-LOAD INDICATORS FOR CRANES Catalogue 4to, 19pp., printed in red and black, illusts. Stiff wraps, split along top 2" of spine. c1932. £12.00
¶ Striking decorative front wrap with red, gold and black design of a crane.
Canterbury AN ACT for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the City and County of the City of Canterbury. 13pp, disbound, plus cover leaf. 1752. £12.00
Kent AN ACT for regulating, well ordering, governing and improving the Oyster Fishery in the River Medway.... 12pp, disbound. plus cover leaf. 1729. £14.00
Maidstone AN ACT to enable the Justices of the Peace, acting for the Western Division of the County of Kent, to purchase a convenient Piece of Ground, for building a Goal. 4pp, plus cover leaf. 1736. £14.00
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Burnley, Clitheroe & Sabden Railway Co. PROSPECTUS 3pp., sm. folio, with lithographed plan printed in red and black loosely inserted, size 10" x 17", showing the Lancashire and Yorkshire Railway System, and the proposed railway with dotted line (extent - Liverpool, Pontefract, Settle, Sheffield). 1886. £55.00
¶ 'One result of this great shortening of distance will be to establish a new main route between the important manufacturing town of Burnley and its rich surrounding coalfield....'
Oldham PROBATE OF THE WILL AND CODICIL of Thomas Noton of Oldham, Cotton Spinner. 2 large vellum sheets, smaller printed sheet, papered seal. Will dated 1863, probate 1873. £10.00
Oldham PROBATE of the Will of Sarah Beswick of Waterhead Mill, widow. Large vellum sheet plus small printed certificate, fine large papered seal. 1850. £12.00
¶ Refers to her cottage at Waterhead Mill.
Preston, Wigan, Bury ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXXIX Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 30", linen-backed, folding to large 4to, marbled endpapers. Boundaries and estuary hand-coloured. Line of North West Central Railway east of Preston added in ink. Two or three light foxing spots. 1872-5. £32.00
West Lancashire Railway Company SUBSCRIPTION FOR FIVE PER CENT PREFERENCE SHARES of £10.00 each. Prospectus, 3pp., folio, loosely inserseted is a plan, scale 4 miles = 1", size 18" x 19", plus margins, with various railways shown in 4 colours and West Lancashire Railway constructed and under construction in red. July, 1880. £70.00
¶ Gives a brief history of the railway, with details of line already laid, rolling stock etc. and proposed extension, projected traffic etc.
Preston AN ACT for building a Bridge over the River Ribble, between the Townships of Preston and Penwortham, near a Place called the Fish-house.... 29pp, plus cover leaf. 1751. £15.00
Richmond AN ACT for compleating a Building intended for a new Church or Chapel at Richmond, near Everton. 14pp, plus cover leaf. 1772. £16.00
St. Helen's Railway AN ACT for enabling the London and North-western Railway Company to make a Railway form their existing Line at Edge Hill to the Saint helen's Railway, near Garston... 6pp. 1859. £14.00
Wigan, Hendley, Westleigh AN ACT for enabling Leases for Mining, Agricultural and Building Purposes to be made of the Estates of John Walmesley.... 32pp., including 4 pages of schedules. 1856. £14.00
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Lincolnshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Sheet LXX. Linen-backed and folding to large 4to with marbled sides. Railway line branching off from Great Northern line in bottom corner through Sleaford and Digby, added in red ink, with stations marked. Two short railway lines marked in Nottingham. c1870. £30.00
Sutton Bridge HIGHLY IMPORTANT SALE OF VALUABLE TOWN PROPERTIES AND INVESTMENTS. Including Residences, Fully-Licensed Hotel, Timber Yard and Saw Mill, Granaries with River Wharfage.... about 100 cottages. Which will be offered for sale by Auction at the Oddfellows Hall, Sutton Bridge, On Thursday, 21st September, 1922. Two coloured folding plans, 26pp, folio, original card covers. 1922. £25.00
Tydd St. Mary OBLIGATION BOND of William Adam, Gent., of Tidd St. Mary to Harington Boteler of Newton for forty pounds. Vellum, 10" x 11". 6 lines in Latin, 21 in English, referring to Adam's sale to Boteler of 135 acres of farm land at Newton Fenn in the Isle of Ely. 1630. £28.00
Deeping Fens AN ACT for amending and rendering more effectual, several Acts.... for draining and preserving certain Lands called Deeping Fens.... 20pp. Some slight darkening of paper. 1773. £15.00
Lincoln AN ACT for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of the several Parishes within the City of Lincoln... and County of the same city... 52pp., cover leaf. 1796. £20.00
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Baurmeister & Co., Queen Victoria St. PRICE LIST of Doughing, Dividing, Sifting, and Sack Cleaning Machines. 38pp., 8vo., printed in blue, wraps. Numerous illusts. Repair at spine. 1905. £18.00
Bravington, Watchmaker, King's Cross CATALOGUE 6" x 5", 32pp., wraps with photo of shop. Printed in blue, illustrating watches, clocks, rings, cigarette cases, scent bottles, etc. c1910. £20.00
International Horse Show, Olympia OFFICIAL PROGRAMME Afternoon performance, June 13th 1911. 4to, 134pp., glossy paper, attractive coloured lithograph cover showing lady and boy rider, numerous adverts. for riding habits etc. 1911. £24.00
Jeweller's ORDER BOOK 4to notebook with dates (year not given), names and sometimes addresses of customers and items ordered. Items includes bracelets, match boxes in gold and leather, watches, evening bags, pearls, parures, tortoiseshell combs, cigarette cases. The orders have been crossed through in red and marked paid. 40p., cloth wraps, rubbed. n.d. c1910? £25.00
¶ For example the Marquis of Londonderry ordered 24 items amounting to £101.10s, including 'pigskin motor bag.... £5.15.6d' and 17 other types of bag.
Jewellery INVENTORY of the Jewellery at 13 Cleveland Row, Lady Matheson Decd. 27th March 1896. 112 items on 3 folio pages, neatly written together with two lists on Union Bank headed paper, April, 1896, and 3 other lists 'In Bank 1894 and 1895'. 1894-6. £18.00
¶ Includes 'A Diamond Tiara of Greek form consisting of a bandeau and 6 trefoil ornaments', '2 Diamond Maiden hair fern Sprays', 'Turqoise 3 coil snake bracelet'.
London and Newcastle FIVE LETTERS From George Gilroy at Bow to his father John Gilroy of Newcastle (millwright), dated London, 29 March 1841 - 28 July, 1843. Each letter approx. two pages, in a neat hand, with integral address panel on conjoint leaf, with postmarks and wax seals. 1841-3. £90.00
¶ He complains of the difficult conditions 'trade is very slack here now... I drew my money out of the Savings Bank thinking these rumours of wars would depress the funds.... would you advise me to speculate in a railway share for I have got about £85 and I should like to make it work as well as me....' Later letters mention his buying a Great North of England Railway share for £13.00, enquiring whether the 'Edinburgh Railway is to come by the East coast or West....'. In August 1841 he joins a drawing school '2 guineas a quarter', but in May 1842 is still out of work 'I have had only 5 days work in the last 15 weeks and no prospect of anything doing....' Later he considers going to India as an engineer in the East India Co., quoting the rates of pay, etc.... 'I find the Sierra Lione man has 3 guineas per week... so you see father I have asked less than the 3d class engineers.... my friend advises me as trade is so dull to take a little less....'
Minories PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of Two Valuable Leasehold Dwelling Houses with Shops... Nos. 97 and 100 on the West and Most Eligible Side of the Minories... which will be sold by auction.... 8th June, 1852.... 3pp., folio, folds. 1852. £14.00
Pollard Engineering Co., Faringdon St. CATALOGUE of Pollard Safety Geysers. 16pp., 8vo, illusts. Decorative wraps with attractive illustration of railway signal, slightly worn at one corner. c1930 or earlier. £14.00
¶ Also inclues baths, etc.
Poplar BILL FOR FUNERAL EXPENSES John Carter's bill to Executors of Elizabeth Talbot, died October 17 1829 aged 83 years, for funeral expenses. 2p 4to, black border, receipt attached. 1829. £16.00
¶ Includes coffin, '12 trunceons and wands', '2 cloaks for coachmen', 'paid bell and certificate Kensington'... etc.
Queenhithe SAILMAKER'S ACCOUNT BOOK 1787-1792. Vellum-bound account book, size 15" x 10", recording in great detail the making and repairing of sails for a variety of ships. The book was used in the late nineteenth century as a newspaper-cuttings book, and presumably at that time about half the leaves were cut out to allow for the increased bulk of the pages. 100 completely full pages of entries remaining, lacking more or less every other leaf. The leaves have been professionally cleaned of the newpaper, de-acified, and the book recased in original binding, about 6 pages with surface rubbing and loss of some of the text due to the removal, many pages lightly browned. The alphabetical index of 120 names of ships and people has been unaffected. At the top of the page are headings of name of the ship with its Captain, followed by work done. The work done on the ship 'Earl of Abergavenny', Captain John Wordsworth Commander, in October 1789, lists costs for 'A Foresail best Hempen English Duck (Govt. Pattn.)... Cut 2nd Foresail 11 yds deep the middle, 12 yds the leaches... Doublings 55 yds... in all 466...' He also cut 2 mizens, mainstaysail '14 yds deep the Leach 2 yds the forepart, 27 cloths the stay, 28 cloths the skirts with Gores and Pieces...'. Also detailed are purchases of bolts of canvas, coloured bunting, twine, etc. from Josiah Wallis, purchase of 'A bag of Sailmakers Tools viz. 2 splicing horns, 2 marlinspikes, 2 Stobbers, 12 Hooks, 2 Rubbers, 250 Sail & Bolt Rope Needles & 12 Palms... £3.', charges for surveying sails, for packing up and porterage, e.g. '1789, Sept. 24th Porter per making up, shipping off per order & waterg. the Sails on board the Friendship at Wappping Old Stairs' 1787-92. £250.00
¶ Among the ships are: Aurora, Vansittart, Lively, Hillsborough, Albion, Chaser, Contractor, Three Sisters.
Sunbury, Middx. PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of an Eligible Copyhold Estate consisting of Four Houses and A Piece of Building Land, Situate on the Banks of the River.... which will be sold by Auction by Mr. Geo. Robins, at the Auction Mart, Tuesday 7th Day of June, 1836. Single sheet, closely printed, with details of 5 Lots, varied typefaces, size 14" x 9", folds, a few minor edge tears. Docket title and Ms memorandum of agreement on verso, unsigned. 1836. £36.00
¶ Includes The Chapel House ('To a Gentleman fond of Fishing, this Residence holds forth many temptations'), building land abutting on the River.
Underhay, (F), Hydraulic Engineer REGULATOR WATER CLOSETS Advertising card size 6" x 14", folded in 4 printed on both sides. Illustrating 2 types of closet, and three types of 'Servants' Closet Apparatus', with prices, description. On verso are prices for Plumbers' Brass Work, Round Way Cocks etc. c1870. £22.00
¶ The Company's premises were in Little James Street, Gray's Inn Road.
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Greenwood (C. & H) MAP OF THE COUNTY OF MONMOUTHSHIRE. From an Actual Survey made in the Years 1829 & 1830. Folding engraved map, hand coloured, with an engraved inset view of Tintern Abbey, mounted on linen, size including margins approx. 25" x 29", off-setting of border, vignette etc.. 1831. £55.00
Monmouth Roads AN ACT for more effectually repairing several Roads leading to and from the Town of Monmouth, and for making several Lines of Road to communicate therewith, in the Counties of Monmouth, Gloucester, and Hereford. 16pp, disbound. 1856. £10.00
Trewin, Lanvraca, Lantarnam AN ACT for effectuating a Partition.... of certain estates situate in the County of Monmouth, devised by the Wills of John Blewitt and Frances Fettiplace. 42pp, disbound, including 24p of Schedules. First page dusty. 1810. £18.00
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East Bradenham POSTER. Sale of the Freehold Small Country Dwelling House known as The White House, East Bradenham.... Which W.S. Hall & Palmer, have received instructions.... to Sell by Public Auction at the Wayland Hall, Watton on Wednesday, Jan. 7th, 1942. Size approx. 26" x 17". folded. Harvey and Sons, Printers, Watton: 1942. £14.00
Toft Monks PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Susbstantial Dwelling Houses and Five Acres and a Half of Productive Land at Toft Monks... to be Sold By Auction.... 30th August, 1867. 3pp., folio. 1867. £12.00
Wellingham, Fakenham THE IMPORTANT AND VALUABLE FREEHOLD MIXED FARM well-known as The Manor House Farm.... lately in the occupation of the Rivett family.... also 14 brick and tiled cottages. Which will be sold by auction.... Saturday, July 25th, 1925. 8vo, 12pp, folding coloured plan, wraps. 1925. £14.00
Ollerton AN ACT for Dividing and Inclosing the Commons and Waste Grounds within the Township of Ollerton, the Parish of Edwinstow, in the County of Nottingham. 21pp, disbound. 1778. £22.00
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Bacon PLAN OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE AND GATESHEAD Size approx. 12" x 18", single fold at centre. Scale 6" to 1 mile. c1890. £15.00
Farne Islands, Berwick, Coldstream ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet CX. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Linen-backed, folding to large 4to, marbled sides. Adjoining counties blank, Northumberland shaded light green with border in darker shading, sea shaded and blank area shaded pale pink. 1865. £30.00
Newcastle, Sunderland ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Made up of quarter sheets pasted together, sheets 14, 15, 20, 21, size 26" x 38". Area between Morpeth, Stocksfield and Gateshead outlined and shaded in different areas and labelled (Bedlington, Horton, Burradon, etc.) Tear in bottom margin, repaired. c1902. £28.00
Ormiston & Glass, Stationers, Publisher NEWCASTLE AND VICINITY 12 photolitho views on folding strip, folding into heavily embossed boards, 4" x 6". Front board rather faded. c1880. £15.00
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Bampton PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF TWO VALUABLE INCLOSURES..... Containing 17a. 2r. 8p.... Situate in the Parish of Bampton, To be Sold by Auction, by Messrs. Jonas Paxton & Geo. Castle, At the Fleece Inn, Witney, On Thursday, the 2nd of August, 1866.... Folio, 4pp, completed manuscript Memorandum, folded. 1866. £12.00
Deddington, Banbury GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Fully hand-coloured map, scale 1" to 1 mile, Sheet No. XLV.N.W., size approx. 13" x 15", plus wide margins, key in left-hand margin. Revisions to 1871, c1890. £22.00
Hook Norton ASSIGNMENT of coppice called Barr in Swerford, John Barret of Hook Norton to John Travell of Swerford. 1 page, sm. folio, folded, dust-stained and slightly ragged down right hand edge, with part of wax seal chipped away. 1723. £18.00
¶ Signed by 2 witnesses with their marks.
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Church Stretton DEED TO LEAD THE USES OF A FINE David Ruscoe and Mary his wife, to Robert Hart. Concerning a messuage with mill, barn and other buildings, meadows, water-courses. Large vellum sheet, two good wax seals with busts. Vellum dust-stained on outside where titled. 1800. £14.00
Market Drayton LETTER signed 'J. Rodd, Artist, At Mr Bonell's Machine Maker, Sheep Market' to Charles Roberts, Solicitor, Barnstaple saying he is not able to follow his professional pursuit due to an attack of gout, and requesting money, complaining about a troublesome tenant (presumably at Barnstaple) who has stolen the parting door, etc. Mentions he has 'such fine Views of Devon, steel plate engravings on India paper'. 3p, 4to, integral address panel with green wax seal, straight line postmark. 1833. £15.00
Wem PARTICULARS OF SALE AND PLANS of a Valuable Farm and Lands known as The Ditches Farm.... which will be offered for sale by Auction.... 11th day of July, 1889. 4pp., folio, folded with docket title, 3 folding hand-coloured plans. A few minor foxing spots. 1889. £36.00
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Auto Mower Engineering, Norton St. Philip THE AUTO PATENT SELF ANCHORING WINCH Brochure. 4pp., 4to, illusts. Loosely inserted is similar 4 page brochure for 'The Edwinson' Winch for Fordson Tractors. n.d. c1930? £10.00
Bath FOR SALE BY AUCTION at the Lark-Hall Tavern in the Parish of Walcot on Wednesday May 26th, 1813, the Following Lots of Land, in Fee Being part of the Estate of Richard Hewlett and Others, Late of Bath, Bankrupts.... Auction handbill, sm. folio, printed in a variety of type-faces, describing 3 Lots being parcels of land for building 'situate in the principal Row of Buildings now carrying on in Lark-Hall-Place...' and at Davard's Field at Davard's-Buildings. Cruttwell, Printer, Bath. 1813. £45.00
¶ Lists adjoining owners.
GLASTONBURY LAKE VILLAGE - ORIGINAL DRAWINGS Bulleid (Arthur) FOLDERS OF DRAWINGS AND PLANS relating to Glastonbury Lake Village. 6 manilla folders, 4to, labelled in pencil 'G.L.V.1' etc., containing a quantity of drawings, notes on the excavations, and rubbings. The bulk of the drawings are of timbers and are on large sheets of thinnish paper, in pencil, some with notes indicating type of hatching etc., approx. size 14" x 15", folded, some labelled on verso in pencil, for example 'Framework of loom? G.L.V', 'Oak Pile found s. of Mound 81 1905', 'Mortised Beam Found under Mound 72 1905', etc. One folder contains a water colour section on thick paper, signed Arthur Bulleid February 1893, scale 2" to 1ft., a section through mound 65 E-W showing clay, fire ash etc., plus various other sections, a few coloured. There are also a couple of ink drawings presumably prepared for publication, labelled 'Plate', plus some actual large rubbings of stones, one labelled 'Plan of Stone Hearth G.L.V.', and some rubbings of decorative freizes, presumably on pottery. There is also a manuscript copy of Bulleid's paper on Divination read at the Glastonbury Archaeological Society, 1896, an MS 'List of Subscribers to the Excavation Fund 1892-99', 7pp, 4to. 33 large drawings and numerous small ones, some on tracing paper. 1893-1905. £400.00
¶ This was one of the earlies studies of an English wetland archaelogical site. At the time it was not possible to conserve waterlogged wood so it was re-buried or stored in water.
Castle Cary PARTICULARS OF VALUABLE FREEHOLD ESTATES Lying in Detached Pieces in the Town and Parish of Castle Cary.... the Property of Mr. Joseph Francis..... Also, Very Desirable and Commodious Dwelling Houses The Whole of Which Will be Sold by Auction.... at the Britannia Inn, Castle Cary... 29th day of June, 1852. 6pp., folio, plus docket title. 13 Lots described in tabular form with Description, with boundaries, acreage as per Tithe Commutation, Remarks. Moore, Printer, Castle Cary, 1852. £38.00
¶ Includes two large houses in South Cary, occupied by Mr. Francis and Miss Francis.
Charlton Musgrove PARTICULARS of Singularly Improvable Estate known as The Walk Farm, adjoining the Redlynch and Stourhead Estates, in the parishes of Charlton Musgrove, South Brewham, and Shepton Montague.... which will be Sold by Auction.... 12th day of September next (1860). 3pp., folio, double page folding plan. A few small tears at right edge of first leaf. 1860. £30.00
¶ With schedules.
Combe Florey WILL of Revd. Edward Ayshford Sanford Rector of Combe Florey. 3 pages, folio, folded, signed on each page by Sanford. 1853. £18.00
¶ His Executors were Sir James Matheson of Stornaway Castle and his brother in law Ambrose Goddard of Swindon.
Crewkerne CERTIFICATE FOR REDEMPTION OF THE LAND TAX Printed folio certificate for Robert Fitchett, signed by Commissioners, with MS inserts. Schedule of 22 fields, gardens etc in Crewkerne, with acreage, occupiers. Includes Folly House, garden in East St. Some minor wear at folds. Together with similar smaller certificate and covering letter etc. 1830. £15.00
Henstridge PARTICULARS of the Rich and Highly Valuable Freehold Estate Known as the Pond and Church Estate and Other Lands seated in the most delightful part of the beautiful Vale of Blackmoor at Henstridge.... Which will be offered for Sale by Auction.... 4th November, 1834. Folio, folded, 7pp, plus docket title, addressed to `John Rutter, Shaftesbury' on last leaf on verso of last leaf. Well printed on thick paper, with a fulll page description of Pond House, the gardens, views, situation, communications etc. Each of the eight lots with schedules listing fields, acreage etc., lessees named. J. Penny, Journal Office, Sherborne, 1834. £50.00
Ilminster PRINTER'S BILL Printed bill of John Moore, Printer, Bookbinder, &c., Ilminster, for Printing bills for the sale of Newfield. Sm. 8vo., together with a few small bills relating to the estate of Thomas Bush, valuation of timber at Nott Oak Orchard, etc. 1824. £10.00
Kingston Seymour ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. IV.14. Scale 25" to 1 mile, size 26" x 37", plus margins, dissected into 8 sections and mounted on linen, folding into marbled wraps, marbled paper slightly rubbed. Water features, roads, buildings hand-coloured. Certain fields washed in pink (Riverside Farm, Middle Lane Farm). Surveyed 1883, Pub. 1885. £15.00
¶ Covers Channel shore, Treblehouse Farm, Poplar Farm.
Pageant Committee Publisher BATH HISTORICAL PAGEANT. July 19th to 24th, 1909. Book of Words. Roy 8vo, original wraps, 73pp plus 8 pages of adverts. 1909. £15.00
Somerton A CATALOGUE of the Equipment of the Residence 'The Grange', to be Sold by Auction... July 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 1909. 42pp., 8vo, wraps. 1909. £8.00
St. John's Church, Taunton PRESENTATION ALBUM to the Rev. T.E.M. Barrow on his departure from Taunton. 13" x 10", full black calf, gilt dentelles, watered silk endpapers. 4 pages, printed on silk, with red capital letters, pages mounted in hinged card with gilt edges. Very minor spots of wear to calf at corners, photograph of interior of church loosely inserted. 1903. £40.00
¶ Lists good works carried out by the Vicar (new infant school etc), and approx. 180 subscribers.
Taunton LEASE of a tenement called Stepswater near the turnpike between Taunton & Bishops Hull, T. Ackland, Ironmonger, and James Barnicott, Bookseller, to Capt. F. Dickson. 3p, folio, small wax seals. 1853. £12.00
Wedmore and Heathouse POSTER Messrs, Bennett & Millard Will Sell by Auction, At the "George" Hotel, Wedmore.... February 18, 1892.... Dwelling Houses and Premises.... Size approx. 22" x 17", folded, a few small ink stains, repaired split at fold. Oliver & Son, Stationers and Machine Printers, Axbridge. 1892. £14.00
Yeovil YEOVIL UNION Colour-printed 1" Ordnance Survey map, size 16" x 19", with area of Yeovil Union Outlined in red, different areas within border shaded and outlined in ink. Linen backed, folding into marbled wraps, rubbed cloth boards with printed label 'Yeovil Union'. c1914. £16.00
Portishead Inclosure AN ACT For inclosing Lands in the Parish of Portishead.... 18pp, disbound. Folio, full roan, bound with several blanks, marbled endpapers, stamped `Town Clerk, Bristol.' at foot of front cover. 1814. £20.00
River Avon Navigation from Hanham to Bath AN ACT for enabling the Proprietors of the Navigation of the River Avon, in the Counties of Somerset and Gloucester, from the City of Bath, to or near Hanham Mills, to make and maintain a Horse Towing Path, for the Purpose of towing and hauling with Horses or otherwise, Boats, Lighters, and other Vessels, up and down the said River. 27pp, disbound. 1807. £24.00
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Bungay PREREMPTORY SALE at the Tuns Inn... October 25, 1866... Accommodation Meadows situate in Bungary Trinity abutting upon the raod leading from the 'Watch House to Wainford Mills.... A Going or right of pasturing 2 head of Stock upon Stow Fen...' Poster, size 19" x 12", folds. 1866. £20.00
Burston PLAN, PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of a Small, Compact Freehold Estate... for Sale by Auction... 29th May, 1863. 3pp., folio, folded, small sketch plan above title. 1863. £12.00
Hadleigh WILL of Robert Chaplin Ranson of Layham. Copy on 3p, folio... together with copy marriage certificate of Charles Chaplin, 1847. 1847 and 1877. £8.00
¶ Refers to Farm in Cockfield called Bartons Green.
Mutford POSTER advertising auction sale of Four Cottages, a Brick and Tiled Double Cottage, a Double Cottage with Garden Ground, for sale by Mr Fenn, at The White Lion Hotel, Beccles, 3rd Dec. 1858. Size 22" x 17", many folds, two repaired tears at top corners (presumably where once pinned up). 1858. £18.00
North Cove, Mutford, Worlingham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Desirable Property, comprising North Cove Hall (Famed For its Sporting Varieties), and 921 Acres of Superior Land, with suitable Farm0-Houses and Agricultural Buildings... for sale by auction... 23rd April, 1846, at the Norfolk Hotel, Norwich. 10pp., folio, folded with docket title. Folding fully hand-coloured plan... together with... Particulars and Conditions of Sale of the Remaining Portions of the North Cove Hall Estate, comprising 87 Acres of Land, A Farm House... to be Sold by Auction... 2nd July, 1846. 3pp., folio, folded, plus 1p hand-coloured plan. 2 items. April and July 1846. £42.00
¶ With detailed schedules. of the nine lots.
Palgrave FARM AT PALGRAVE late the property of the late Revd. Thomas Sheriffe. Manuscript plan on brownish tracing paper, outline colour, scale 3 Chains to an Inch. Size 17" x 19", folded. Fields etc. numbered, adjoining owners named... together with... Purchase Agreement between Robert Sheriffe of Henstead Hall, Vendor, and William More of Palgrave. 3p. folio, including schedule with field names etc., referring to nos. on manuscript plan. c1884. £30.00
Rishangles PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of three substantial cottages with large gardens... for Sale by Auction... 5th october, 1874. 3pp, folio, folded. 1874. £8.00
Southelmham, Beccles POSTER advertising auction sale of a Neat Genteel Residence in Ballygate Street, a Cottage and a Garden in Beccles, and a Farm Residence and land in St. James' Southelmham.... June 9th, 1862. Size 29" x 20", folds, small hole in one letter, poorly printed with smudging of ink. Read Crisp, Printers, Beccles, 1862. £16.00
Wrentham POSTER advertising Auction sale at the Spread Eagle Inn of A brick and tile built sash-frinted messuage licensed as a Beer House called the King's Head... also the excellent and long established Blacksmith's Shop adjoining, with two bricked forges, coal-house... Three brick and tiled cottages with garden ground... Size 20" x 14", folds, some off-setting of lettering. 1846. £25.00
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Croydon, West Wickham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No XIV, N.E. etc. Scale 6" to 1 mile, Size 24" x 35", linen-backed, folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. Contours in red. Edition of 1914. £22.00
¶ Covers Beddington Park, Thornton Heath, Eden Park.
Horsham NEW ONE INCH ORDNANCE SURVEY Sheet 302. 13" x 19", folding into marbled wraps. Wraps browned. c1890. £9.00
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Arundel FIVE CATALOGUES for auction sales, 1897 - 1915, comprising catalogues of Stock in Trade of Plumber & Decorator and of Furniture and Stock of a Gas & Water Engineer, Furniture, Pipe Organ, Barrel Organ, Pianos, all three at Tarrant Street; Timber, Rolling Stock, Portable Steam Engine, Mares, Carriages, Slindon; Timber, Rolling Stock and Live Stock, at the Steam Saw Mills. All 8vo, printed wraps, approx. 12p in each... together with similar Catalogue of sale of Fruiterer's Business at Terminus Road Eastbourne. 6 items in all. 1897-1915. £25.00
Arundel PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable and Important Property situate in the Borough of Arundel.... Which will be Sold by Auction.... at the Norfolk Arms Hotel, Arundel, the 26th July, 1875. In 32 Lots. 18pp, folio, blue printed wraps. Lacks the seven plans. Two small holes rubbed in front wrap, some minor waterstaining at inner margin of some leaves and title, repair in front wrap. 1875. £22.00
¶ Includes cottages and 'The Arun Chambers' in the Ship Yard at Arundel; the Holly Tree Public House in Walberton; Wharf on the River Arun in Littlehampton.
Pulborough PARTICULARS WITH PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Estates lying dispersed in the Parish of Pulborough.... known as 'Brook House'.... 'The Windmill House'..... 'Gerrards Farm'.... 'Pie Mountain'..... to be Sold by Auction.... 5th day of August, 1879.... 6pp., folio, plus docket title, very large folding hand-coloured plan. 1879. £40.00
Ross Stationers Ltd. ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE of commercial stationery, including notebooks, pens, pencils, staplers, scales, briefcases etc. 110p, 4to, stiff wraps. Numerous illustrations. c1956. £18.00
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Cary (J) A MAP OF WESTMORELAND from the best Authorities. Engraved map, size 15" x 19". Right margin trimmed, yellowish mark in top margin, some grubby marks in blank area above northern county border. c1780. £18.00
Darton (W) WESTMORELAND Divided into Hundreds and the Parliamentary Divisions. Folding, hand-coloured map, dissected and mounted on linen, size approx. 14" x 19", folding in original sm 8vo cloth covers, gilt title, cloth grubby, split along most of spine. With engraved vignette view of Winander Mere, Reference tables to the hundreds, Market Towns and Market Days. Slight browning along top of vignette, paper very slightly toned. London, W. Darton & Son, Holborn Hill. c1835. £40.00
Lake District ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Made up of four quarter sheets, Sheet XCVIII N.E. at top right. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Dissected and mounted on linen, border all round, folding to large 4to. n.d. c1880. £35.00
¶ Includes part of Lancashire. Covers Ulverston, Grasmere, Kirkby Lonsdale.
Morland BOND of Richard Hallowfield of Great Strickland to Jane Hallowfield of Lowther Hall for one hundred and sixty pounds. 1p., sm. folio, printed with ms inserts, small wax seal. Various memoranda re. subsequent repayments on adjoining leaf. Some minor browning at edge of paper. 1781. £18.00
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Amesbury AMESBURY AND MILITARY CAMP LIGHT RAILWAY (Bulford Extension) Order, 1903. Order authorising the construction of a Light Railway in the county of Wilts from Amesbury to Bulford. 32pp., sm. folio, some underlining in text. Loosely inserted is 1p. 'Estimate of Expense'... together with... Light Railway Commissioners, Nov. 1902. Newton Toney Curve. Book of Reference. 5p, sm. folio, printed wraps, gives tables with properties, landowners, occupiers. Loosely inserted is 3p. 'Estimate of Expense' for Newton Toney Curve. 1902-3. £30.00
Ashton Keynes CATALOGUE of the Superior Hosuehold Furniture, Outward Effects, etc... which Ovens & Son will Sell by Auction... December 30th & 31st, 1914. 16pp., 4to, printed wraps. 1914. £14.00
Branch and Dole MAP of Branch and Dole Hundred. Engraved, Roman road coloured in red. Size 12" x 9", plus margins. 1844. £18.00
¶ From Hoare's 'Modern Wiltshire'.
Calne Borough REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF CALNE. 2pp, with a folding Plan, by Robt. K. Dawson, coloured in outline. Scale 2" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1832. £20.00
Chilmark ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS of the Interesting Agricultural Esate 921 Acres comprising The Manor Farm... 13 Cottages, Two Small Residences and the Attractive Country House known as Portash... to be Sold by Auction... 31st May, 1949. 27pp., 4to, stiff wraps, cloth spine, numerous plates, folding map in pocket at rear. 1949. £25.00
¶ Includs four 15th century cottages in 'The Cross' and 'The Street' Chilmark.
Chippenham TWO RECEIPTS FOR A PEW purchased by John Darley and sold by Ralph Gaby, Churchwarden, in the new gallery in the Church of Chippenham. Two small slips of paper, impressed tax stamps, one signed with his mark by John Salter, the other by John Gaby. Fixed at top left corner with sealing wax. February and September 1817. £30.00
East Knoyle PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the East Knoyle Estate, including Four Valuable Farms.... Charming Cottages.... The Village Post Office and Stores, Valuable Standing Timber, in all about 885 Acres... for sale by Auction... 14th September, 1948. 30pp, 4to, stiff wraps, numerous tipped-in actual photographs, large folding coloured plan. First leaf loose. 1948. £24.00
Frustfield MAP of Frustfield Hundred Engraved, hand-coloured. Size 10" x 8", plus margins. 1844. £18.00
¶ From Hoare's 'Modern Wiltshire'.
Lacock APPORTIONMENT OF THE RENT-CHARGE IN LIEU OF TITHES in the parish of Laycock in the County of Wilts. Copy, manuscript in ink on paper, size 16" x 14", horizontal fold, with title leaf with large 'Gothic' lettering, large decorative 'A' illuminated in gold and three colours, other capitals illuminated in blue and red. 22 pages, plus 24 double-page spreads, ruled in columns for Landowner, Occupier, Number on Plan (not present), Description of Premises, Cultivation, Acreage, Rent Charge, Name of Impropriator, and 5 pages of Summaries at rear. Title leaf torn in half horizontally, ragged at edges. c1840. £125.00
Landford Manor Estate PARTICULARS of The Landford Manor Estate, on the edge of the New Forest. 665 acres with the fine Tudor manor House... 3 Good Corn and Dairy Farms, 5 Smallholdings, Landford Common, 14 Excellent Cottages, 3/4 mile of Fishing (in a Tributary of the Test), to be sold by auction... 17th May, 1950. 26pp., sm. folio, wraps, cloth spine. 11 pages of photographs, 2 photographs per page, including interior. Traces of vertical fold. 1950. £25.00
Malmesbury PARTICULARS, PLANS, VIEW AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Remarkably Choice Country Estate known as 'Cowbridge House'... comprising a very substantial Stone-built Mansion.... charming Grounds.... Modern Stabling... Rich Pasture and Water Meadow... For Sale by Auction.... 24th day of July, 1894. 18pp., folio, decoratvie printed wraps, text decoratively printed in blue, folding ground plan of house and one page coloured plan of estate, 3 photographic plates. Traces of having been folded horizontaly, foxing along centre of front wrap. 1894. £65.00
¶ Included large terraces with Italian garden and fountain, a 'miniature ivy clad water tower', ice-house, corn mill, etc.
Pigot & Co. WILTSHIRE Engraved map, coloured in outline, size 9" x 14", plus margins, 2 folds, vignette of Salisbury Cathedral, Reference to the Hundreds, inset of outlying parts of county. A few minor edge tears, some foxing spots down right hand side. c1850. £28.00
Ramsbury ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS Plan and Conditions of Sale of.... The Crowood Esate, A Capital Small Shoot and Trout Fishing in a Tributary of the Kennet, 1,123 Acres... Four Dairy and Mixed Farms, Cottage Properties... for Sale by Auction.... 20th April, 1949. 23pp., oblong sm. folio, photographs, including one on front wrap, large folding plan. 1949. £35.00
¶ The property was sold 'By direction of Sir Oswald Mosley, Bart.'
TRAFALGAR ESTATE Salisbury ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS By Order of the Right Honourable The Earl Nelson.... The Historic Trafalgar Estate, 3,411 Acres with a Moderate Sized and Most Attractive XVIIIth Centruy Mansion.... XVIIth Century Chapel, Fine Sporting including First Class Fishing and Shooting, 14 Corn and Dairy Farms, 55 cottages and Houses, 500 Acres Valuable Woodlands.... To be Sold by Auction on Wednesday, 2nd June, 1948. 76pp., 4to, stiff wraps with coat of arms, cloth spine. 2 large folding plans in pocket at rear, key plan at front, numerous photographic illustrations, including interior and aerial views. 1948. £120.00
¶ Originally known as the Standlynch Estate 'the property was purchased in 1814 by the Trustees appointed under an Act of Parliament passed in 1806 to form an Estate for the Successors of Admiral Lord Nelson.'
Bradford Poor AN ACT for the Appointment of an additional Overseer for the better Government of the Poor of the Parish of Bradford.... Black Letter. 10pp, disbound, plus cover leaf, recent paper boards. 1784. £18.00
Chippenham AN ACT for Repairing the Road leading from Studley Bridge through Chippenham.... to the top of Toghill.... 15pp, disbound, plus cover leaf. Slight darkening of paper. 1727. £12.00
Cricklade Election AN ACT for the preventing of Bribery and Corruption in the Election of members to serve in Parliament for the Borough of Cricklade.... 4pp, disbound, cover leaf. Recent cloth boards. 1782. £16.00
Devizes Improvements AN ACT for paving, lighting, cleansing, watching, and improving the Borough of Devizes.... 80pp. 1825. £20.00
¶ Contains a 6pp schedule with descriptions of properties and names of owners/occupiers concerned.
Great Bedwyn and Burbage AN ACT for vesting in Henry Earl of Pembroke.... the Fee-simple and Inheritance of the Hundred of Kynwardston.... 10pp, disbound, cover leaf, recent cloth boards. 1783. £18.00
Manningford Bruce AN ACT For Dividing and Allotting several Open and Common Fields, and Downs... in the parish of Manningford Bruce.... 22pp, disbound. 1801. £20.00
Methuen Family, Corsham AN ACT for enabling His Majesty to grant the Inheritance in Fee Simple of the Manor of Corsham.... in Trust for Paul Methuen Esquire, unto the said Paul Methuen, and his Heirs, upon a full and adequate Consideration to be paid for the same. Black Letter. Cover leaf + 8pp, disbound. Modern cloth boards. 1770 £20.00
Roads AN ACT for the more effectual repairing the Highways between Sheppards Shord and Horsley Upright Gate, leading down Bagdown Hill... 17pp. Black letter, cover leaf, floral initial letter. 1729. £20.00
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Bacon's PLAN OF BRADFORD Size approx 12" x 18", single fold at centre, printed in 3 colours. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Street index printed down sides. c1885. £18.00
Bowen (E) AN ACCURATE MAP OF THE NORTH RIDING OF YORKSHIRE Divided into its Wapontakes.... Illustrated with Historical Extracts relative to its Natural produce, Mines, Minerals, Manufactures, Trade and present State of the City of York and its principal Towns.... Engraved map, coloured in outline, size 27" x 21", dissected and mounted on linen, inserted in marbled slipcase, printed label. Decorative cartouche showing travellers watering horses at fountain, attractive vignette of the city of York, 3" x 10", with notable buildings named. c1790. £145.00
Bradfield GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet 287. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Fully hand-coloured. Published 1855. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1872. £45.00
¶ Covers Bradfield Dale, Ughill, Dale Dike Reservoir, Broomhead Park.
Dick (John), Publisher THE HULL ADVERTISER Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp., uncut. Friday January 16, 1846. £15.00
¶ Contains numerous railway announcements, Hull Police Court report, etc.
Houghton Magna, Clayton, Darfield GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No 275. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size approx. 23" x 35", plus margins, fully hand coloured, keys in right and left-hand margins, portion torn from botom right-hand corner, affecting a strip approx, few short tears to margins, one portion torn from left-hand margin. 1" deep x 5" long. 1875. £18.00
Lee (Thomas), Printer THE HULL PACKET Newspaper, 4pp. folio, red tax stamp. Tuesday, May 6, 1794. £16.00
¶ Contains report on the Meeting of the Subscribers to the Scarborough Canal, report of the Meeting for the Internal Defence of the East Riding, etc.
Leeds PLANS AND PARTICULARS of Valuable Freehold Estates situate in Meadow Lane, in Leeds.... and at Jack Lane, in Hunslet, in the Parish of Leeds, to Be Sold by Auction.... at the White Horse Hotel... 1st Day of May, 1854. 2pp., folio, folded, with two large folding plans, one hand-coloured. 1854. £30.00
¶ Includes Cloth Dressing Mill with a frontage of 190ft to Wilson-Street; Ten Cottages, Messuage called Smithson House.
Scarborough, Flamborough ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XCV. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Linen-backed, folding to large 4to with marbled sides. Borders and sea shaded. 1872. £30.00
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Henry Family, Parish of Valle RENT RECEIPT BOOK in French. Small 8vo, vellum bound, flap with ties. Traces of name 'W. Henry'? on front wrap. 35 pages of entries, plus many blanks. Would seem to record payments made by Henry family for chief rents, e.g. 'Comme aquereur de Mr. Thomas Falla des Roques Barrais Recu de Nicolas Henry Heritier de Nicolas Henry son feu pere, la somme de cinq boisseaux de froment de rente et ce pour l'annee Mille Huit Cents Quarante cinq', 'comme tutuer des enfans mineurs du Sieru William Henry defunt...' Other receipts refer to 'Sophie Messurier Falla... comme veuve et douairiere de sieur Wm. Henry', Jean Collas, Geo. de Gavis, Revd. D.A. de Mouilpied. Also refers to 'Prevot du Valle'. Some later receipts signed over stamp. 1840-1920. £70.00
¶ Most entries are for 1840's - 1860's.
Renouf family, Guernsey RENT RECEIPT BOOK Small 8vo notebook, vellum covers very stained and warped, flap lacking clasp. 95 pages of entries, plus many blanks. Front pastedown and first leaf badly affected with damp, first 10 or so leaves damped. 1 page index of names. Records payments by Renouf family, 1759 - 1819, most of the entries being in the earlier part of this period. For example a typical page entry reads 'Recu de Pierre Renouf la somme de quatre deneres de froment de rent qu'il me doit sur sa maison & terre... Jean Rougier'. In subsequent years other people have signed as receiving the rent, on the same page, including 'Pre. Guille signet pr. mon pere'. Another page records payment in fowls 'Comme fermier du Poulage... deus a Sa Majeste Rec. de Pierre Renouf des Nicoles un couple de poulle pr. an pour le Poulage de sa Maison des trois ans dern. Mille Sept centre soixante cinq inclus... (signed) Thos. Naftel.' 1759-1819. £120.00
¶ Other names include: Jean Arnold, Jean Tourode, Jean de Saumares, Curateurs du Tresor de l'Eglise de la Parroisse de St. Saumares?, Pierre Queripel, fondateurs de l'Ecole de la Paroisse de la Forest', Margaritte Prieaux.
Western Counties Association STOCK LEDGER Folio ledger, 998 pages of entries, morocco spine. Main body of entries 1912-1925, but a few later. Details stock received at many different dates under page headings of item, mainly tools, household and minor agricultural equipment. On flyleaf is inscription in pencil 'Western Counties Association Co. Ltd., St. Peter Port, Guernsey', and the entries under 'Stationery' on the last leaf seem to bear this out. 1912 - 1950. £60.00
¶ Headings include: Spades, Files, Tin Kettles, Priner Knives, Reaping Hooks, Carriage Candles, Dandy Brushes, Chamois Gloves, Horse Aprons.
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Bacon's PLAN OF GLASGOW Coloured plan, size approx 12" x 18", single fold at centre. Scale 4" to 1 mile. c1885. £18.00
¶ With street index in margins.
Drum Estate, Edinburgh PLAN OF THE DEER PARK OF DRUM With some of the Coal Seams which run through the field.... Manuscript plan, fairly basic drawing, in ink and colour wash on thick paper backed with linen, 21" x 15". Shows buildings, including smithy, roads, lake with island and 13 named coal seams. Key indicating fences, outcrop of seams, cracks thourgh the road, walls and buildings in 1885. List of seams at bottom with two sets of measurements for each. 1897. £60.00
Fleming (R), Publisher THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT May 18 and 25, 1758. Two newspapers, 4pp. in each. 1865. £16.00
¶ Contains Description of Deserters from 66th regiment of foot, Sale of Horses, etc.
Johnston's TRAVELLING MAP OF SCOTLAND Engraved map, coloured in outline, size 23" x 19", plus margins. Scale approx. 2" = 30 miles. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into sm. 8vo cloth boards, gilt. A few small spots on map. c1860. £35.00
Linlithgow ACCOUNT OF ALIMENT TO PRISONERS AFTER CONVICTION from Michaelmas 1839 to 1st July 1840. Manuscript on two sides, foolscap, giving date, name of prisoner (48 names), number of days at how much per day for each prisoner, and his total. Not named individually are 'a Number of Railway Labourers imprisoned for rioting' who were given aliment of 3s. 1840. £35.00
Middleby, Annandale ELIGIBLE FARM TO BE LET For such a number of Years as may be agreed on, The Farm of Crowdieknow.... as lately possessed by the deceased Robert Farries, cinsising of 155 Acres Arable, Imperial, and 337 Acres of Meadow..... Poster, size 11" x 9". 14th Feb. 1850. £16.00
Society of Antiquaries LETTER from Noel Paton, Vice President, and 2 other officers, dated Royal Institution Edinburgh, Nov. 30th 1875, informing Sir Molyneux Nepean, of Loders Court, Dorset, that he has been elected a Fellow. 1p., folio, printed with MS inserts, badge of Society, blank conjoint leaf. 1875. £14.00
Thomson, Publisher SCOTLAND Northern Part of Scotland, Southern Part of Scotland. Fully hand-coloured engraved map, scale approx. 1" = 2 miles. Overall size 37" x 25", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into sm. 8vo marbled wraps. With vignette view of Staffa top left, view of Port Patrick bottom left. c1840. £45.00
¶ Two maps from Thomson's New General Atlas mounted together to form one.
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Anglesey ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LXXVIII, scale 1" to 1 mile, size 25" x 41", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to large 4to. Main roads and major towns coloured, rivers and coast shaded. Some slight spotting in top margin. Electrotyped in 1862. £35.00
¶ Covers Ormes Head, Caernarvon, the whole of Anglesey. Fine copy.
Brown (J), Printer and Book-binder, Bangor THE MENAI BRIDGE near Bangor, Carnarvonshire. Second Edition, With Additions. Finely printed broadside, size 16" x 12", decorative border, engraved view of the bridge at head, size 3" x 8", 2 colums of description, including detailed account of the proceedings on 26th April, 1825 when the first chain was thrown over the Straits ('upon the completion of the Chain, three of the workmen, viz. H. Davis, stone-mason, Wm. Williams, labourer, and John Williams, carpenter, had the temerity to pass along the upper surface of the Chain which forms a curvature of 590 feet...'), and much technical information. Traces of folds, small piece missing from left margin, some creasing in margins, and rust mark at bottom margin, reaching " inside border. Someone has added in ink at the edges of the engraving the Tollhouse and the Anglesey end of the chains. 1825. £125.00
¶ There is a line in larger type, with small pointing hand, at the bottom, 'The 16th Chain, which completes the whole line of Suspension, was carried over on Saturday, July 9th, 1825.
Cardiganshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Sheet LVII. Linen-backed and folding to large 4to with marbled sides. County border and sea hand-shaded, Cardiganshire very lightly washed in pink./ 1872. £32.00
Merioneth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXIV. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36", linen-backed and folding to large 4to with marbled sides. Counties very lightly colour-washed, borders coloured. 1873. £34.00
¶ Covers Oswestry, Lake Bala, Llanfyllyn.
Pembrokeshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XL. Size approx. 24" x 37", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to large 4to. hand-coloured copper-plate engraving, scale 1" to 1 mile, with coloured key. c1850. £30.00
¶ Covers an area which includes Ramsay Island, Muselwick Bay, Marros and Manordivey.
Radnorshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LVI. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 36", linen-backed and folding into marbled endpapers. 1863. £34.00
¶ Covers Builth, Rhyader Gwy, Llanbister.
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Abbott's MAP OF THE LONDON, CHATHAM & DOVER RAILWAY Showing Main & Surburban Lines. Lithographed plan, size 29" x 19", large decorative title, dolphins etc, with two plans, Main Line and London Suburban Line, larger plan surrounded by 12 vignettes showing Crystal Palace, Sevenoaks, Ramsgate etc. Bottom left hand corner torn away, affecting bottom part of one vignette, some marginal tears. n.d. 1870's. £38.00
¶ Detailed plan of London extends from Crystal Palace to Grays Inn Road.
Almon (J), Publisher THE GENERAL ADVERTISER February 7th, 1786. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp., red tax stamp. Some nicks in paper at left edge. 1786. £15.00
¶ Includes adverts for various plays etc. (As You Like It with Mrs Inchbald etc.), notice from the General Post Office about Mr. Palmer's plans arrangements for delivery of mail, with list of mail coaches.
Avery (W & T), Ltd., London & Colchester AVERY COAL WEIGHERS List No. 16. 16pp, wraps, 8vo. Printed in mauve with very attractive illustrations. 1912. £18.00
¶ Includes 'dead-weight scales', 'sack machines', 'lever weighers' etc.
Bacon's TWENTIETH CENTURY MAP OF EAST ANGLIA Showing Boroughs, Urban and Rural Districts and Distances, Divided into Five Mile Squares. Large coloured folding map, scale 1" = 3 miles, folding into 4to embossed cloth boards, front board rather faded, with a few spots. c1900. £20.00
Bartholomew (John) GEOLOGICAL MAP OF ENGLAND & WALES Reduced Chiefly from the Ordnance and Geological Surveys under the Direction of Sir Archibald Geikie. Folding coloured map, dissected and mounted on linen, size approx. 40" x 33", plus margins, folding into cloth boards. Lacks the leaf of Explanatory Notes. Scale 10 miles to 1". With reference key and longitudinal sections. 1892. £35.00
MIDSHIPMAN'S LOG Borrer (Henry), of Portslade, Sussex A LOG BOOK Containing The Proceedings on Board the Barque Wellington From the Port of London to Madras Commanded by James Liddle Esq., R.N., Commencing August 15, 1839, Ending May 2nd 1840. Kept by Henry Borrer Midshipman. Specialy printed Log Book, Published by Charles Wilson, Chartseller to the Admiralty. Size 13" x 10", plain card wraps, lacks spine, held with old sellotape. First few leaves slightly browned and brittle at edges. Printed title page with MS inserts, followed by list of Ship's Company with Rank and place of birth, list of Passengers, with place received on board and where landed, 'List of ships spoken with' outward and homeward bound, 'Remarks on the Island of Tristan de Achuna' with good detail, e.g. names of people on island ('an orphan boy whose Father fell from a Cliff 13 years ago Peter Paterson... since the Wellington's last visit 2 children have been added to the number..'), remarks on the wreck 'Medellin'. There follows the log itseslf, from Aug. 18th 1839, 2 days per page, printed columns for courses, winds remarks etc., 114 pages (228 days of entries). Blanks at end. At the end is a list of 'Land seen during the Voyage, and 'Birds', 'Fish'. As the title page is dated 1847 it would appear this is a carefully written fair copy written up years later from a rougher account made during the voyage. There is a loose 4to sheet of paper watermarked 1838 with the 'List of Ships Spoken with...' which he has obviously used to copy up, and another piece of paper which seems to be from the original smaller and more untidy log. He has also pasted small pen drawings, some coloured, throughout the log, which seem to have been done on the same type of paper. They are drawings of ships seen, outlines of islands etc., including outline of Madeira, and description of Funchal, a brig, 'A ship in heavy SSW squall off Madagascar', 'Island of Ascension', 'Wellington, Minerva, Hopeful. Main Royal yard carried away'. In the 'Remarks' section he gives details of how the watch employed ('tarring rigging'), speed, sail carried, land seen, deaths, illnesses, details of ships encountered, weather ('March 1st 1840. The surf from Robin Island distinctly heard too foggy to see it - at daylight found ourselves 2 miles from Shore and a most terrific surf extending half a mile. Prepared to slip the chain, windlap broke by violence of the surges...'). 1847. £300.00
¶ '6th Mar. 1840. Mr Kenrick the Chief Officer fell overboard from the Forecastle when stowing the Anchor but when falling caught hard of the Jib Guys and soon appeared upon deck again much to the astonishment of the Captain who was in a great fright'.
Boyd (Thomas) LETTER to 'My dearest Fanny', Dec. 27th. 11 lines, 1p 4to, conjoint leaf with address of Mrs Boyd, Harrow, wax seal, circular postmark with '27/DE', saying he will see her on Friday, and that 'the Delaps, little Majo - Jacob & the Tribe of Lee - not Levi - nothing Jewish about them - will add, if possible, to the pleasure of Friday'. n.d. c1790? £24.00
¶ At the bottom is written in ink in another hand 'reputed author of Junius'. Boyd was one of the 40 or more authors suspected of writing the letters. At the end of his life he held posts in India.
Bristol, London & Southern Counties Railway ESTIMATE OF EXPENSE for Railways No 1-6. 10pp., folio. In Parliament Session 1903. £25.00
¶ Gives cost of earthworks, tunnels, bridges, viaducts, permanent way, etc.
Brown (H), Printer THE MORNING HERALD October 15, 1800. 4pp., red tax stamp. Small split along part of spine. 1800. £9.00
Cambridge and Norfolk ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXV. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 25" x 36". Some light waterstaining along top edge, reaching in places 3" into map, repaired tear 4" into map from left, some rivers and drains coloured in bottom left. O.S. blindstamp 1887. £28.00
¶ Covers March, Wisbech, Kings Lynn.
Cheshire and Staffordshire, near Macclesfield and Buxton PARTICULARS AND PLANS of Valuable Freehold and Copyhold Dwelling-Houses, Farms and Lands.... will be Sold by Auction by Mr. George Broadhurst, at the "Macclesfield Arms Hotel", Macclesfield, on Tuesday, the 12th day of September, 1876. Folio, 12pp, docket title, few short tears. 1876. £20.00
Coates & Howes, Wine Merchants, London PRICE LIST for 1865, with introductory letter above summarising the vintages etc. 1 page, in small print, with adjoining leaf with address panel on verso, some small holes in a couple of lines of text at top and at folds of address panel... together with... Letter from Walter Howes explaining how the case of champagne she ordered will be transported to Wadebridge. 1865. £20.00
¶ Chateaux Margaux was £90 a hogshead.
Cumberland, Lancashire STANFORD'S LARGE SCALE RAILWAY & STATION MAP of England & Wales. Shewing the Railways in Operation, The Stations, and Also the Sanctioned Lines... Sheet 4. Scale 3 miles to an inch. Size 20" x 27". Hand-coloured in outline, linen-backed and folding into sm. 8vo boards with rubbed printed label. Jan. 1st, 1877. £30.00
¶ Based on the Cary maps, overprinted in red with railway information. Covers area from Kirkoswald to Preston.
Dawson Bros., Leeds and London ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE of Modern High-Class Bottle-Washing Machines and Bottling Appliances. 80pp., 4to, stiff decorative wraps, every machine well illustrated. 1926. £30.00
¶ Includes bottle-sterilising machines, power and hand corking machines, bottle-filling machines, stone bottle rinsers, brewer's clogs, etc.
Devon and Somerset ABSTRACT OF THE TITLE of the Trustees of Pyncombe Charity of Members of the Carew Family to Manors and Estates in Devon and Somerset. 127p, folio, printed in cursive script, tied at corner with green tape. 1836. £65.00
¶ Refers to indentures. Concerns Manor of High Bickington, Breadbridge and Riddlecombe, Ringash; and lists many properties including Great Partridge Hall, Willsbear Barton, Collyland, houses in Chumleigh, lands in Ashpreigny including tenements of Hole, Dobbs, Shelly's etc, properties at Withypool and Dunster in Somerset.
Dorset and Hampshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XVI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Sheet No. XVI. Size 24" x 30", plus margins (which are very wide at the sides). Outline hand colouring, including red shading around boundaries of hundreds, major place names blocked in pink, some areas coloured blue. Manuscript title at top 'Index to Tithe Survey'. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 4to, with label and index map on front. c1873. £40.00
¶ Covers Poole, Milford, Alum Bay.
Dorset and Somerset ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XVIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 26" x 30", traces of two folds, slightly ragged and browned along part of bottom edge (affecting margin only). Electrotype c1870. £30.00
¶ A good strong impression. Covers Langport, Gillingham, Dewlish.
Drapery etc. STOCK BOOK of a merchant or shopkeeper listing many different types of material with measurents and prices. 12mo notebook, calf wraps, title 'Stock Book'. 36p. n.d. c1860. £12.00
¶ Includes 'Aberdeens', 'Wigans' 'Dimitties', 'Summer Quilts White Coloured & Imperial Counterpanes' 'Turkey Red Mufflers' 10 types of shawl, including 'embroidered cashmere'.
Epitaphs CUTTINGS BOOK 4to scrap book (Walkers 'Century Newscuttings Book') with 33 pages of cuttings from newspapers of epitaphs, approx. 4-6 cuttings on each page. Probably compiled c1900. £20.00
¶ Clippings are from Gentlemen's Magazine and mainly early nineteenth century newspapers, with a few from later publications.
Epstein (Jacob) EPSTEIN An Exhibition Held at the Tate Gallery 25th September - 9th November 1952. Book of Illustrations, including a number of works not exhibited. 30 pages of illustrations, 4to, stiff wraps. Middle 2 leaves, loose due to rusty staples. 1952. £18.00
Essex and Hertford ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", linen-backed. Border at top and left sides. Scale bar and 'Index to the Tithe Survey' in top margin. O.S. blindstamp 1891. £40.00
¶ Covers Royston, Thaxted, Halstead.
Gloucestershire, Somerset AGRICULTURAL LAND CLASSIFICATION OF ENGLAND & WALES Six sheets, colour-printed Ordnance Survey maps, size 1" to 1 mile, size approx. 30" x 27", comprising: Sheet 143 (Gloucester - Worcester), Sheet 144 (Cheltenham - Stratford), Sheet 165 (Bristol - Bridgwater), Sheet 156 (Bristol - Stroud), Sheet 155 (Bristol - Newport), Sheet 157 (Swindon - Cirencester). 1960's & 70's. £32.00
Great Western Railway REPORT OF THE DIRECTORS and Financial Accounts.... Year Ended 31st December, 1921. 19pp., folio, folded, including full page map of the system. Wear along one fold with slight loss of text on map page. 1921. £16.00
Haden & Sons Ltd., Engineers HOSPITALS, COLLEGES AND SCHOOLS, RESIDENCES, CATHEDRALS CHURCHES, PUBLIC BUILDINGS Where Heating, Hot Water Service, Electric Lighting and other Domestic Engineering Work has been carried out by G.N. Haden & Sons, Ltd. Five booklets, so titled, listing buildings in alphabetical order of place, approx. 50p in each, approx. 25 full page photographic illustrations of buildings in each booklet, wraps, silk ties. Finely printed by Everard of Bristol, n.d. c1920.... together with 'G.N. Haden & Sons Ltd., Activities' text by Erice Keown. large 4to, 46p., numerous illusts. c1950.... together with.... 'Haden. 150 Years' 56p., large 4to., illustrations, stiff decorative wraps, 1966... together with 'A Short History of the Company 1816-1991' 6pp. 8 brochures in all. £95.00
¶ The original George Haden had worked for Boulton and Watt. The firm he founded was based in Trowbridge. Among the buildings mentioned are St. Pauls Cathedral; Memorial Theatre Stratford; Palace of Justice Teheran; Great Chalfield Manor; Eaton Hall, Chester; Somerley Hall, Ringwood; Homoeopathic Hospital, Bristol.
Hampshire and Wiltshire PARTICULARS, PLAN, VIEWS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Wilbury Park Estate in the Parishes of Newton Tony, Cholderton and Over Wallop, extending to nearly 1,933 Acres, to be offered for Sale by Auction.... 17th day of June, 1924. 27pp., folio, printed wraps, large folding coloured plan at rear, 5 photographic plates, showing interior and exterior of main house, various farms, etc. Some light traces of vertical fold. 1924. £55.00
¶ With detailed schedules.
Hampshire and Wiltshire PARTICULARS of an Important Freehold Residential & Sporting Property distinguished as The Biddesden Estate... The Manor or Reputed Manor of Biddesden... An intereting Queen Anne Residence... Old Terraced Pleasure Grounds Seated in a Grandly Timbered Park... Three Compact Farms, Residences.... Eight Cottages... which Messrs. Hmpton & Sons will sell by Auction... 31st October 1907. 15pp., folio, decoratively printed in brown, decorative printed wraps. 3 full page photographic plates of the house, tissue guards, large folding coloured plan. Traces of horizontal folds. With detailed schedules of the Lots. 1907. £50.00
¶ The house belonged to General Webb who served under the Duke of Marlborough.
Hoursch (Vering von) ASTUDIN-KARTEN VOM RHEIN 20 colour postcards on a folding strip, with views from paintings. Pink wraps. n.d. 1920 or earlier. £10.00
Illumination SUPPLEMENT TO ILLUSTRATED LIST OF ILLUMINATED ADDRESSES and Testimonials. 4to, wraps, 43pp., illustrating photographically 44 specimens of highly decorative illuminated presentation certificates etc. c1920. £18.00
Land Commission, Copyhold Dept. FORTY-FIRST ANNUAL REPORT of The Commissioners. 1883. 22pp., sm. folio, with tables of Enfranchisements, with columns for Manor, County, Lord, Tenure, Incidents of the Manor, Terms for Enfranchisment. 1883. £14.00
London & South Western Railway BOOK OF REFERENCE Amesbury and Military Camp Light Railway. 1897. 11pp., printed on one side only, folio, printed wraps, cloth spine. Tables with columns for Property, Owners, Lessee, Occupiers. 1897. £30.00
Madame Tussaud's CORONATION CATALOGUE 1937. 80pp., wraps. 1937. £8.00
¶ Lists 342 characters, plus Chamber of Horrors.
Maintenance of the Poor SUMMARY OF THE COUNTY TOTALS and Grand Total, of the Returns Relative to the Expence and Maintenance of the Poor in England and Wales, for the Year Ending Easter 1803. Large printed sheet, size 19" x 27", with 17 columns for County, Expenditure on Suits of Law, Removing Paupers, Money Earned by the Labour of the Poor, Number of Children of Persons Relieved, etc., with a section on the right for Amount of Charitable Donations. Luke Hansard, Printer, Lincoln's Inn Fields, 1803. £25.00
Metz PENCIL DRAWING Good quality, very detailed sketch in soft pencil showing close up view of ruins of an abbey, with a tower behind, small cottage has been built against the ruins. Titled 'At Metz". On thick 'Bristol' paper, size 11" x 9". One or two minor foxing spots in sky area. c1825. £20.00
¶ The drawing covers almost the whole paper.
Midland Slab & Adamant Co. ARTIFICIAL STONE Cast Stone, Concrete Units. Illustrated brochure, with prices, showing lintels, steps, coping, granolithic paving etc. 12pp, 8vo. n.d. 1920's. £8.00
Morris Motors Ltd. THE MORRIS EIGHT Series 'E'. Brochure, 9pp., oblong 4to, 3 cold plates, including double page coloured 'section' of the car showing all the works inside. Lists prices. Rusty marks at staples, which have rusted away, wraps and first page grubby. 1945. £14.00
Munroe and Francis, Boston, Printer CATALOGUE of the Scholars in the Public Latin School in School-Street, Boston, September 1826. Leaflet, 6pp., 8vo, plus title. Lists pupil, residence, school, in classes. 1826. £38.00
Payne (John), religious writer LETTER to Joseph Cockfield, Upton, Essex. 8 lines, saying he has read his MS and proposed a few alteration 'I think it will make a very pleasing disquisition for the Magazine'. 1p, 4to, conjoint leaf with address panel, triangular and small round postmarks. 1772. £18.00
¶ Payne was author of 'Evangelical Discourses', and translator of Thomas a Kempis.
A WOMAN'S DIARIES COVERING NEARLY FIFTY YEARS Suffolk and Cornwall DIARIES of Catherine Williams (nee Almack) of Tredrea, Perranarworthal, 1847-1895. 43 diaries, lacking the years 1849, 1853 (the year of her marriage), 1859, 1871, 1875, 1890. Diaries are uniform size, 5" x 3", morocco wraps with tuck-in flaps, 'The Coronet Elegant Pocket Annual' and similar, with engraved views, pages of information on Parliament, etc. Mostly with entries for every day, although with a few years having a large gap of several months (there are no gaps of a few days). Most of the diaries have been attacked by worm on the spine, and some with worm holes in the wraps, in two cases the front wrap is detached, internally sound and clean, and legible. 1847-1895. £360.00
¶ A record remarkable for its time span. The early diaries cover her adolescence when she was taught by a governess: 'Jan 18th. 1847. Read French History. In disgrace about it.... Jan 21. Wrote letter about Wolsey. Lord Thurlow slept here. Jan 22. Lord Thurlow not down till 5p.m.' '20th Mar. Miss Harding took us to Sudbury to hear the Ethiopian singers', her meetings with her future husband Henry Williams: 'saw last of H.W. for a month from the window'. The diaries after 1853 record the daily round of her life at Tredrea, the birth of her children '5th June. 1856. Michael Beauchamp born at half past three a.m.' 'Perran Demonstration. Fireworks etc. in honour of baby. Schoolchildren's procession thro' grounds'. Many visits to local families are recorded - the Bullers, Rogers, Harveys, Tremaynes, Rashleighs, Foxes, de Dunstanvilles - and there are children's parties and social events at Trelissick, Trerice, Scorrier, Carclew, Prideaux Place (Jan. 1854) 'Walked out in morning to Padstow Harbour & after to Trevone Bay. Lovely walk. Left Prideaux and posted to Truro'. There are some interesting and touching domestic details '3rd April 1854. Ran about washing. Cried all morning. Mrs Harvey called.' 'Nurse went home for the day. Took care of baby all day'. 'Playing Reels. White cat had kittens.' She briefly refers to her husbands activities and she sometimes accompanies him: 'To Truro ticketing', 'Henry took Godfrey (Hallifax) to the Mines.' 'Henry & I took long walk through arsenic works & home by turnpike road'. Henry Williams was related to Williams of Scorrier House. The family had set up the Perran Foundry.
Surrey, Middlesex, Berkshire. etc. ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Composite map, Sheets VII and VIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 45" x 36", linen-backed and folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. A railway line has been drawn in in purple from Staines to Wokingham. Some very small ink circles have been drawn in on two sections. c1854. £60.00
¶ Covers West London, Croydon, Crawley, St. Albans.
Thompson & Co. THE IDOLICE CONFECTIONER Edited by 'Craftsman'. Catalogue and recipe book of cake decoration manufacturer, aimed at bakeries. 19pp, 4to, illusts. Some stab holes in front wrap. 1930's. £8.00
Wallace-Bradley (J) A FEW TYPES OF SOUTH AFRICAN ABORIGINES 18 portraits, oblong sm. 8vo, decorative boards, inner hinge broken, staples rusty, one section loose. c1910. £18.00
Westmacott (Richard) LETTER to an unknown correspondent, Mount St., 1st June, 1813, saying he is 'flattered by the dedication you propose me and the mode of arrangement', saying he has long admired his work, which is 'honourable to our country'. 1 page, 4to. 1813. £18.00
¶ Westmacott (1775-1856), sculptor. With Flaxman and Baily he sculpted and reliefs on Marble Arch, and created many statues, monuments and busts of eminent figures, such as Captain Cook in St. Pauls, the Duke of Bedford in Russell Square, etc.
Westmoreland and Yorkshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet CII.S.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19", mounted on linen, folding to 4to. Border all round. c1860. £16.00
Wiltshire, Berkshire etc. AGRICULTURAL LAND CLASSIFICATION OF ENGLAND & WALES Three sheets, Provisional Editions, colour-printed Ordnance Survey sheets, scale 1" to 1 mile, size approx. 30" x 27", comprising: Sheet 166 (Trowbridge - Wells), Sheet 158 (Newbury - Oxford), Sheet 168 (Basingstoke - Andover). 1960's and 70's. £18.00
ERUPTION OF SOUFFRIERE IN SAINT VINCENT Windward Islands LETTER signed J. Chamberlain, Downing Street, 14 May, 1902, to The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor, appealing to him for aid on behalf of the Windward Island of Saint Vincent, asking that a fund might be opened at the Mansion House. 33 lines, typed, 1p., foolscap, some additions in manuscript, impressed stamp of the Colonial Office top left. Enclosed is a copy of the telegram received from the Governor, Sir R.B. Llewellyn, 11.20.p.m. 13th May, 20 lines, typed, reporting on the catastrophe 'Country on East Coast between Robin Rock and Georgetown apparently struck and devastated similarly to St Pierre and fear that practically all living things within that radiu have been killed probably 1.600... 1000 bodies found and buried, 160 sent into hospital... I have got the coasting steamer from St. Lucia running up and down Leeward Coast with water and provisions 2000 received relief'. 14th May 1902. £95.00
¶ Chamberlain was Secretary of State for the Colonies. 'There is no part of His Majesty's dominions, I may say with confidence, which deserves so truly as St. Vincent the practical sympathy of the people of this country. In normal times it has been among the most depressed island in the sorely tried group of West Indian Colonies... and it has now within four years, been visited by two calamaties...'
Kennet and Avon Canal AN ACT for Making a Navigable Canal from the River Kennet, at or near the Town of Newbury, in the County of Berks, to the River Avon, at or near the City of Bath; and also certain Navigable Cuts therein described. 109 pages, plus cover leaf with docket title. Separately paginated. Includes 3 page Schedule with Owners, Occupiers, Description of Property, etc. 1794. £90.00
Kennet and Avon Canal AN ACT enabling the Kennet and Avon Canal Company to raise a sufficient Sum of Money to complete the said Canal... 11p., separately paginated, docket title on verso of last leaf. 1809. £18.00
Kennett and Avon AN ACT to enable the Kennet and Avon Canal Company to raise a further Sum of Money to purchase the Shares of the River Kennet Navigation and to amend the several Acts passed for making the said Canal. 10pp, separately paginated, cover leaf with docket title. 1813. £18.00
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