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Lesley Aitchison's - Catalogue 105

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  1. Jefferys (T) THE COUNTY OF BEDFORD Surveyed Anno MDCCLXV, and engraved by Thomas Jefferys, Geographer to His Majesty. Engraved map, scale 2 inches to 1 mile, mounted on linen, rolled, in eight sheets, not dissected. Main roads coloured in brown, hundreds outlined in shading of different colours. Plan of Bedford top right, size 11" x 11", scale 3in. = 440 yds. Decorative compass rose, scale bar, vignette bottom right showing a country road with a cart, two women talking to a man on horseback. Second Edition, Published by W. Faden, Geographer to His Majesty, and to his Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Charing Cross Oct. 1st 1804. £950.00
    The first edition was published c1765. Shows buildings, turnpike, inclosed and open roads, numbers showing distances from Post House in Bedford, churches with small church in elevation, 'seats' shown with small house, windmills, woodland. Hachures indicate high ground, and Under the Explanation Table, bottom right Jefferys explains 'the great Angles were taken by the Theodolite, and the Roads were measured by the Chain and Transcribed on the Plain Table in the Field'.

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  2. Chatteris family of Sandleford Priory GRANT OF ARMS to William Pollett Brown Chatteris of Brazen Nose College Oxford On vellum, size 25" x19", 25 lines in ink, blue borders, first line in Gothic script in gold letters. Top left is Chatteris coat of arms, 7" x 6", and three other coats of arms including a royal one alongside. Signed by George Nayler, Garter Principal King of Arms, and Ralph Bigland, Clarenceaux King of Arms, at the bottom, with slots of tags for seals, but there are no seals or tags present. Trace of horizontal fold 1831. £200.00
    The arms were 'a chevron gules between three fleurs de lis vert on a Chief Azure three Bezants' with 'a Pheasant proper' holding a Fleur de lis in his beak on the crest. William Pollett Brown Chatteris purchased the lease of Sandleford Priory, near Newbury in 1835. His second wife was the daughterof Sir Thomas Hardy. He died in 1889. George Naylor was the author of a work on Gloucestershire coats of arms (1792) and Ralph Bigland of 'Historical, Monumental and Genealogical Collections Relative to Gloucestershire' (1791).

  3. Holyport PARTICULARS of The Historic Residence known as 'Gays House'... Bijou Old World Residence... extends to 70 Acres... for Sale by Auction... June 10th, 1931. 26pp., finely printed with borders to each page, size 9" x 11". Stiff wraps with photograph pasted to front wrap, 7 tipped in photographs in text. Folding plan at rear. Foxing spots around edges of front wrap, back wrap dusty. 1931. £20.00

  4. Hurley THE SINGULARLY CHARMING FREEHOLD RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY known as The Malt House, Hurley, near Maidenhead... charming Old World Gardens over Seven Acres. Messrs. Wilson & Co. Will Sell the above by Auction.. 14th July, 1926. 10pp., size 12" x 9", stiff printed wraps which are slightly darkened, ink number on front wrap. 3 photographic plates, one leaf of text loose. 1926. £18.00

  5. Reading GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet 268. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Colour-printed, size 13" x 20" plus margins, dissected, linen-backed and folding to 8vo, marbled wraps. 1904. £16.00

  6. Wantage TRAINING SCHOOL FOR BOYS AND GIRLS Conducted at the Wesleyan School Room, Wantage. 3pp., small 8vo. Prospectus for the school explaining system of pupil teachers, religious aspect, curriculum, fees, etc. c1855. £12.00

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  7. Blinds BILL HEAD of Robert Hamilton, Venetian & Florentine Window Blind Manufacturer, Culver St. 4to., made out for two Florentine blinds of blue tick, attractive lettering at head, 1858, and a bill of 1911 for G. Jones, Castle St., Importers of China and Glass. Printed in green, sm. 8vo, stab hole. 1858 and 1911. £6.00

  8. Bristol Union Fire Insurance Company INSURANCE CERTIFICATE for Nehemia Newman, Publican, for a dwelling house called the Cross Keys, Stone Timber & Tile... in Temple Street, with a Brewhouse and stable behind under one roof. Size 22" x 17", large decorative heading with a tied bundle of sticks. Details added in manuscript. Folds. 1839. £18.00

  9. Magpie published by THE TERRIBLE FLOODS IN BRISTOL From Photographs, and Sketches Taken Specially By Our Own Artist. Sheet with eleven black and white illustrations of the floods, March 1889, by F.G. Lewin. Size 15" x 20", central fold. Three small pieces of old paper strengthening folds at margin on verso.Shows horse drawn tram and carts in Broadmead in the floodwater, Old King St., boats at the Black Swan, etc. Published with Magpie, March 16th 1889. £22.00

  10. Martin (James) Publisher FELIX FARLEY'S BRISTOL JOURNAL Saturday March 17, 1849. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp. Two inch tear in top margin through all pages. Uncut. Some slight dustmarking on first page. Includes 2p. report of the trial of Sarah Thomas for murdering her mistress in Bristol, with large picture of the accused, who was found guilty. 1849. £18.00

  11. Observer THE OBSERVER CALENDAR FOR 1884. Remarkable Local Events, Etc. Etc. Single folio sheet, newsprint, printed on one side only with small 'Interesting Local Events', for Bristol and surrounding area (e.g. 'Headings met, making road through Durdham Down Tunnel 1874'), list of Local Societies established, Churches and Public Buildings built, Population etc., and small calendar for 1884. Folds, some minor edge tears, small hole in paper at point where two folds meet. 1884. £18.00

  12. Palmer (F.H) LETTER BOOK of Electrical Contractor, 1901-1906, 4to volume, half calf, spine rubbed, containing 500 flimsy pages of copy hand-written letters, copies a little feint in parts but on the whole legible. Includes specifications, quotations etc for installing wiring, fittings etc. in houses and commercial premises in Bristol, orders to suppliers. With Index of clients. 1901-6. £35.00
    Clients include W.D. & H.O. Wills at Bedminster, Chesterfield House, Clifton, etc.


  13. Prout (J.S) PICTURESQUE ANTIQUITIES OF BRISTOL. Drawn from Nature and on Stone by J.S. Prout. With an engraved title, an engraved dedication and 29 engraved India Proof plates, slight spotting mainly to margins of plates as usual. Folio, recent marbled boards, morocco label on spine. Bristol; Pub. by George Davey, 1 Broad St. Printed by C. Hullmandel. c185-. £180.00

  14. Redland MORTGAGE for £400, between Philip West, Mason, William Hart of Stapleton and his wife, and Samuel Worrall of Bristol, of a five acre close called Mine Ground, with two messuages now erecting on the site, and a tenement called 'Rachel Powell's cottage' on Durdham Down late in the possession of John Shingles. Two vellum sheets, size 28" x 29", three wax seals. 1769. £22.00

  15. St. Augustines Parish CONVEYANCE of the reversion in fee of nos. 7 and 8 Pipe Lane, The Ecclesiastical Commissioners to H. Willmott, of Cotham. 3 large vellum skins, small coloured sketch map on verso of one skin, papered seal of Commissioners. 1872. £15.00

  16. Tankard's Close Houses TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION On Friday, the 14th of May, 1830, At the Bank Tavern, John Street.... Shares in all those Two Freehold Messuages or Dwelling Houses.... Situate in Tankard's Close, Leading from St. Michael's Hill to Mr Tyndall's Park, Now in the occupation of James Davis and Richard Were.... Single folio sheet, folded, printed on one side, a few edge tears, attached with sealing wax to the manuscript `Conditions of Sale' with signature of the purchaser, amount. 1830. £26.00

  17. Taylor (John). Publisher BRISTOL MIRROR and General Advertiser. September 4, 1858. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp., uncut. Folds. Some slight darkening of paper at corner of first page. 1858. £16.00
    Much local news, including death of Mr Knee in an accident with his father's furniture van at Temple Cloud, various local railways, letter about the new floating harbour, Redcliffe Choirs, etc.

  18. Theatre Royal PLAYBILL December 31st 1866, and January 1-5, 1867. Printed with large type-faces on thin paper, size 30" x 10". Advertising 'The Grand Comic Christmas Pantomime Robin Hood!' Lists in detail the 15 Scenes, including Scene 11 which is 'Exterior View of The New Theatre-Royal, Bristol. Photo-magico - Clown's new process - Speaking Likeness' etc., and concluding with 'Hanging Gardens of Fairyland'. Small area of wear at one point in right margin, with slight loss of paper. Printed at the Mercury and Daily Post Offices, Broad St. 1866. £22.00
    Several of the scenes include Harlequin, Columbine, and Pantaloon.

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

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  20. Collins' RAILWAY AND TELEGRAPH MAP of Cheshire. Divided into Hundreds Containing the District Divisions and other Local Arrangements effected by the Reform Bill. Lithographed map, fully handcoloured in hundreds, hachures showing high ground. Scale 3" = 20 miles. Size 14" x 17", folding into orange wraps. With Reference to the Hundreds, Explanation. Published by Collins, c1850. £45.00
    Shows Telegraph Offices 'Open day only', and 'Open day and night'.

  21. Hospital of St. Cross ENGRAVING View showing buildings on three sides of a central green with figures. Copper engraving size 8" x 10", plus margins. Etched by S. Middiman. Published by W. Byrne & T. Hearne, 1780. £18.00

  22. Chitterne Saint Mary AN ACT for Inclosing Lands in the Manor and Parish of Chitterne Saint Mary and Chitterne All Saints.... 11pp. 1810. £15.00

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  23. Camborne AGREEMENT involving Alex Pendarves, Alex Thomas and Thomas Rosewarne (of Gwinear?) relative to a pair of indentures made 20th January 1594 between Benedict Rosewarne and Catherine his wife and Thomas Rosewarne and Elizabeth his wife. The indentures related to unspecified lands and messuages and the delivering of one thousand pounds of tin. Also mentioned are John Polkinghorne and a bond for a sum of £48. 35 lines, on one page small folio, signed by Alex Thomas and John Polkinghorne and witnessed by 'A.V. Praed testatur' with an ornate signature. Very small split in paper just above signature, affecting one letter. Blank conjoint leaf with note on verso. Praed has written a short note on verso of first leaf. 1574. £46.00

  24. Camborne MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT between John Fiddick and Hednry Walters of Camborne whereby Fiddick surrenders his title in Croft Mitchel in Camborne, excepting the house and '20 Lace of ground' for potatoes. 1p., folio. 1811. £15.00

  25. Camborne, Illogan AN ACCOUNT OF BOUNDS... belonging to Sam. Percivall Esq. & Grace his Wife. Manuscript on six pages, size 14" x 10", plus three pages with just a few lines, and some blank leaves. Originally sewn, thread broken, but now with one staple at top edge, horizontal fold. Comprises 'Bounds in the Parishes of Camborne and Illogan', 'Bounds in the Parish of Redruth and Kenwhen', and smaller section of Crowan and Wendron. c1750. £120.00
    A sample entry 'One Pair of Bounds adjoyning to Wheale an Mearth called Jackas Bounds wherein I have 3 Doles in 8 Mr Lanyon 2 Doles...'


  26. Coal duty TO THE HONORABLE THE COMMONS OF THE UNITED KINGDOM of Great Britain and Ireland in Parliament Assembled. The Humble Petition of the Merchants, Ship Owners and Inhabitants of the Hundred of Trigg in the County of Cornwall. Petition calling upon parliament to repeal the duty on coast-wise coal, as the area was very dependent on coal for fuel, but were at a distance from the Coal Counties, and 'the effect of the coal Tax rendered burdensome and injurious to the Inhabitants generally but more especially to the Labouring Poor.' Manuscript on two vellum sheets, each 33" x 27", written on one side only. Ink slightly faded, rubbed at central vertical fold. Upwards of nine hundred signatures. (1828). £250.00

  27. Cruchley's ROAD AND RAILWAY MAP of the County of Cornwall, Showing all the Railways and Names of Stations, Also the Turnpike Roads... Coloured folding map, size 19" x 21", folding into 12mo printed linen wraps, initial in ink on top right of cover. Gall & Inglis, Publishers, c1900. £18.00

  28. Denys (J,T & W) A NEW CHART OF MOUNTS BAY in Cornwall, with the Adjacent Coast from Cape Lizard to Cape Cornwall. 18" x 27", plus margins, backed with early pale blue paper, rolled, the name 'Captain Piney' written on verso. Fine engraved chart, showing the coast from Lizard Point to Cape Cornwall and Trewellard. Shows larger villages with elevation of small houses, little elevation of churches, rocky areas along the coast, batteries, 'settings of the currents', shoals, etc. Large compass rose at centre, rhumb lines. With six sections showing profiles, including 'Appearance of the Mount bearing N.E....'. One very tiny hole in white paper near compass rose. Printed for Robt. Sayer and Jmo. Bennett, Map & Chart-sellers. 1st January 1780. £260.00

  29. Duchy of Cornwall APPOINTMENT by Albert Edward, Prince of Wales, Duke of Saxony, Duke of Cornwall and Rothsay... Lord of the Isles and Great Steward of Scotland, of William Cole Pendarves to be Sheriff of Cornwall, 1878. Decorative vellum document, size 18" x 24", printed border in red and blue, 2" wide with the Prince of Wales' feathers, Cornish bezants etc. Large red coat of arms in corner. Written in a large hand, red ruled lines. Affixed is papered seal of the Duchy, diameter 3", on a vellum tag. 'By warrant from the Prince's Council issued by Command of the Prince Himself'. Buckingham Gate, 14th February 1878. £120.00
    Jonathan Rashleigh of Menabilly, the previous Sheriff, was to hand over the Rolls, etc.

  30. Gwinear, Camborne, Wendron etc. PARTICULARS AND PLANS of Agricultural and Other Properties situate in the Parishes of Gwinear, Camborne, Sancreed, Phillack East, St. Keverne, Wendron, Gerrans, St. Columb Major, St. Breock and St. Gluvias embracing about 2294 Acres... to be Offered for Sale by Auction... at the Concert Hall, Truro, August 31st, 1920... 52pp., folio, original wraps, 6 large folding coloured plans. Front wrap waterstained and slightly buckled along bottom edge, slightly affecting bottom of title page. Summary of the 117 Lots. Detailed schedules of lots giving cultivation, acreage. Some lots have purchaser and price written against them in red ink. 1920. £65.00
    The Rosewarne and Portions of the Rosteague Estates of Mr. L. Van Grutten. Includes Blue Elvan Quarry, Roseworthy Farm, Weeth Farm, Trelanvean Far, Tregarrick Farm, Lower Pencoose Farm, and numerous other farms, Roseworthy Grist Mill, houses at Dorthey Villas, Hartley Villas, Lea Villas, in Camborne, numerous enclosures of accommodation land.

  31. Gwinear, Uny Lelant, Illogan, Phillack ELECTION BOOK FOR 1837 Notebook so titled on front board, containing manuscript lists of voters for the four places, with hundreds of names. Size 6" x 4", full parchment boards, metal clasp. 22 double page spreads, with place at head, list of names, and columns for 'Place of Abode', 'EWW', 'CL', BR', and 'Remarks'. A pencil mark in the appropriate column presumably indicates preference. Notes such as 'dead' 'not home' 'undecided' 'time to consider' in remarks column. At the other end of the book are 25 pages of farm notes, 1837-41, with accounts of pigs, sheep, cows, corn, sheep skins etc., sold. 1837-41. £95.00
    The initials at the head of the columns presumably stands for Edward Pendarves, Charles Lemon, Lord Boscawen-Rose. Edward W.W. Pendarves was a Liberal and supporter of Reform. He and Lemon were returned at the election of August 5th, 1837 (West Cornwall). Boscawen-Rose was a Conservative, who was elected along with Pendarves in 1841, and then succeeded to the Peerage as Viscount Falmouth.

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

  33. Helston ORDER to the Constables of Helston to apprehend James Ivey of Pool, Miner, who has been sworn by Elizabeth Eva, singlewoman of Helston, to be the father of her unborn child, likely to be chargeable to the Parish. 26 lines printed on one side of small folio sheet, manuscript inserts, signed by Isaac Head, Mayor. Folds, some small chips at right hand edge. 5 lines of manuscript signed by a magistrate saying all the Constables of Cornwall are required to assist. 1821. £28.00

  34. Helston REMOVAL ORDER by the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of Helston, to convey Dinah Honeychurch, wife of Benjamin Honeychurch out of Helston to the parish of St. Erth. Printed with manuscript inserts on one and a half sides, small folio, signed by Mayor and Justice. Under the last paragraph is a manuscript declaration by the Justices that she has recovered from her illness and can be safely transferred. Pinned to it is a manuscript declaration that the Borough has spent £11 looking after her which it claims from St. Erth. 1821. £25.00

  35. Helston THE VOLUNTARY EXAMINATION of Jane Carlyon of the Borough of Helleston Singlewoman... Manuscript, 16 lines on one side of one 4to sheet, folded. Says she is 'big with a Base Child' which is likely to become chargeable to the parish, and that James Richards of St. Keverne 'on board the Active Cutter' is the father. Signed by Jane and by H. Grylls, Mayor. 1823. £18.00

  36. Launceston LETTER dated 'Lanson' (Launceston) Feb. 22, 1825, from W.A. Morgan to E. Pendarves. 2p., 4to. folded, with Pendarves' name on verso. Describes a marble tablet once at a place called Orange Grove, or Liberty Walk, near Launceston 'now in the possession of a Mason in Launceston'. Copies the inscription on the tablet, which was in tribute to the inhabitants of Launceston who subscribed a Petition to Parliament 'for a more equal Representation within the Borough', 1782. At the end of the letter is a satirical poem about the local aldermen 'John Friend shewing the Wild Beast to the Market People in the Broad Street Launceston' 'written by P.V.(Philip Vyvyan?). 1825. £20.00

  37. Lizard SURVEY OF TRESAWLE by mee Francis Luttrell and John Corne. 12th September 1664. Manuscript, 17 lines, small folio. Lists house, fields etc., with acreage and yearly value. Together with a small piece giving similar information, undated, and another, 1p., small folio 'The Content and acres and yearly value of Tresaule', undated. 3 pieces. 1664. £25.00

  38. Mills (James) PLAN OF PART OF THE PROPOSED TURNPIKE ROAD from Redruth to Penzance. Manuscript plan, in ink and outline colour on paper backed (recently) with linen. Size 26" x 72", scale 4 Chains to an Inch. Covers area from Roseworthy Water to Poole. With compass rose, title, scale bar, key showing old road coloured brown, land to be purchased for new turnpike road coloured red. Shows hamlets (such as Croon, Crane) and villages, buildings shaded grey. Names of owners and occupiers of land along the proposed road. Shows 'Stopgate' and 'No. 2 Tunrpike Gate'. Some brownish marks just above title, and a narrow greyish waterstain about 4" long above Tuckingmill village, two or three short creases in paper at top edge. c1820. £195.00
    In 'Magna Britannia' 'Cornwall' (1815) Lysons wrote 'It is in contemplation to make a Turnpike Road from Redruth over the head of the river Heyle to Penzance'.

  39. Padstow MAP OF PADSTOW HARBOUR and the Adjacent Country. Manuscript map in pen and ink and light wash colour, on paper size 27" x 36". Shows the town, harbour and estuary and surrounding villages, the Padstow River as far as the bridge near Breock. High ground at Trevone etc., shown with grey wash hachures, villages shown with small church in elevation. Shows roads, sandbanks, areas of parishes shaded in different colours of wash. Sea and river shaded, large compass rose in sea. On the left are 'Remarks on the Proposed Breakwater 1819', with a note on the sand deposited by the waves in Hell Bay but the sentence has not been finished. There is a two inch tear at the left and at the right edge, not affecting drawing, repaired on verso. 1819. £320.00
    Covers Trevone Head and part of Constantine Bay, Perleze Bay, Hell Bay, Gull Rock, St. Minver, Breock, St. Ervan, St. Merran

  40. Pendarves United Mines MANUSCRIPT MAP Longitudinal Section. Manuscript plan in ink and colours on cotton, size 28" x 80". Scale 5" = 60 fathoms. Shows sections running from Tryphena to Condurrow. Names Trelowarren, Pryce's, Hope's, Neame's, Pendarves', Smith's Shafts. Shows various adits, some numbered, with deposits in green or pink. Heading in decorative lettering, scale bar. One L-shaped tear in blank area, just reaching into part of drawing. Traces of having been pinned up on a wall at some point. c1870. £110.00

  41. Pole Carew (R) LETTER to Edward Wynn Pendarves at Pendarves, Camborne, from R. Pole Carew, dated Antony Dec. 16, 1824. 1p., 4to, blank conjoint leaf with address panel on verso, circular red Devonport postmark. 16 lines in a neat hand. Says he is afraid he cannot support him as he had promised to support Sir Richard Vyvyan and regrets 'this engagement is incompatable with your views'. If he could he would assist him 'I do not feel at Liberty to indulge my private Feelings upon so public & important a Question as that of one of our Representatives in Parliament'. 1824. £18.00

  42. Polsue (Manor of) ABSTRACT OF TITLE of Luttrell Wynne to the Manor of Polsue. 4p., small 4to. Details title from 1732 to 1765, beginning with Narcissus Luttrell... together with... The Clear Yearly Value of Polsue in St. Erme. May 18811. finish. n.d. c1820. £18.00


  43. Polsue SERIES OF DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE MANORS OF POLSUE Predanick Wartha, Mullion and other lands, comprising: (i) THREE TITLES TO A MOIETY OF POLSUE. Manuscript on 2p., sm. folio, with docket title as aboe. Details leases, lives, etc. from 1568-1590. 33 lines, in English. With comments on the title in a good italic hand, presumably by a lawyer 'if Sir John Killigrewe had no righte in him as we suppose then is the Joynture voyde But if he had righte then is Polwhele's lease being a lease for 3 lyves before the Joynture 2 years good'. No date. Early 17th century. (ii) SEIZURE of Polsue and the lands of the Killigrews. 8vo sheet listing the Manors with their values. Includes Mullion, Predanick Wartha, Trerice, Etherne, Barton of Killigrew. No date. (iii) GEORGE ARSCOTT ASSIGNED HIS TENURE OF 1000 YEARS in partge of Polsue unto his daughter upon condicion that upon tender of a paire of gloves the assignment to be void. 35 lines, in English, 1p., small folio, blank conjoint leaf. Docket title as above. Signed by Arscott and 3 witnesses. Refers to John Killgrew and James Nanspian's grant of the Manor of Polsue in the parish of St. Erme to John Arscott. 1596. (iv) As (iii) above, dated one year later. (v) OBLIGATION BOND Richard Garland of Mawgan and Lawrence Foote of Erme are bound to Antony Mapowder for £40. 1p., sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf with docket title. Signed with 2 marks, witnessed. 1599. (vi) JOHN PERIAM of Exeter quitclaims to Antony Mapowder any right in the Barton of Polsue, including Tregonning, Polsue Mill. 1p., sm. folio. Signed Peryam with small papered seal. 1601. (vii) SEIZURES UPON POLSUE. Small slip, 15 lines. Refers to a deed of 1541. (viii) PARTE OF A GRANT MADE OF POLSUE ETC. TO HENRY FOUTE by the Crowne when twas Killigrew's. 9 numbered pages, folio, in Latin, docket title as above. Page one is missing. Lists numerous lands, including a messuage in Eglosgorne, in Polpera Wartha, Trethisparne Veor, Penpont. A later note says 'abt. 12 April 1589.' 8 items. Late 16th century. £175.00

  44. Roskear Mine LETTER from Henry Skewes to John Thomson at Pendarves, dated Taunton, July 27th 1871. 2p, 8vo., 30 lines. Says he had given Roskear Mine up to his brother, who had not succeeded in working it, and offers the lease... together with... Letter from William Skewes to Thomson asking for a meeting at Roskear to arrange a site for a Stamping Engine. 2p., 8vo., 1872. 2 items. 1871-2. £14.00
    'I have bought one Engine and put on 4 Men... and hope to put on... many more as soon as my friends have been down from Glasgow...'

  45. St. Agnes and Perranzabuloe BOND of John Thomas of Chiverton to Joseph Reed of Wendron for two hundred pounds. Contemporary copy, in a very small hand, on 2p., folio. 1823 (paper watermarked 1821). £16.00
    Relates to an arbitration to be held in a dispute over land in the Manor of Tywarnhale. Thomas was Lord of the Manor and claimed Reed was committing a trespass when he and his servants entered land in the area of Bans and dug up soil and caused stones and rubbish to be thrown into the leats. He claimed he had a right to do this as he was a copyholder.

  46. St. Minver SKETCH PLAN of an un-named tenement. In ink on small folio sheet, blank conjoint leaf, with docket title on verso 'Measurement of Meadows'. Shows orchard and fields named Trethake (Trethawke), Hamblys, Stiles, Stable yard etc. with measurements and hedges with their length and breadth. Bottom left is a note of acreages, and total of hedges and pasture. n.d. c1820. £14.00

  47. St. Wenn A PARTICULAR and estimate of the yearly value of the Barton of Tregganetha in the Parish of St. Wenn.... surveyed and valued in the month of July 1803 by John Stephens of Lower St. Columb. Manuscript valuation on one side of single sheet size 15" x 6".Folds. Lists 21 fields by name, plus dwelling house and garden, with acreages, value per acre, and yarly value. 1803. £18.00

  48. Tintagel, Lanteglos, and St. Teath Estates PLANS, PARTICULARS, AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF THE ESTATES OF THE EARL OF WHARNCLIFFE, Comprising Attractive Agricultural Properties, Accommodation Holdings, Excellent Building Sites, Hotels and Boarding Houses, at and near Tintagel and other popular Seaside Resorts... Messrs J. Kittow and Son have instructions To Sell the above Estate by Public Auction at the Wharncliffe Hotel, Tintagel, on Thursday, July 27th, 1911. Folio, 10 photographic illustrations on five pages, and 9 (of 10) large coloured folding plans, original printed wraps. Some light waterstaining along top edge and top part of right margin on most leaves, not affecting plans. 1911. £55.00
    'The Estate occupies a unique position in North East Cornwall. It embraces much of the finest scenery along the coast... the magnificent sand beach known as Trebarwith Strand, and the havens of Tintagel and Bosinney'. Farmhouses, cottages, hotels etc, described in detail. Includes stone quarry, farms of Trecarne, , Upton, Fentafriddle, Dunrow, Smith's Shop at Bosinney, Wharncliffe Hotel, King Arthur's Arms, Water Undertaking at Trevena etc.

  49. Trelawny INSPEXIMUS referring to Jonathan Trelawny. Vellum, 9" x 13", large lettering of the word 'Carolus' at the beginning is blocked in gold, large letter C with calligraphic flourishes. In Latin. Some slight rubbing on initial letter. No tag or seal. 1677. £45.00
    Presumably refers to the pardon to Jonathan Trelawny granted by James I.

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

  51. Treslothan COPY DEEDS relating to Grace Percivall's Charity and Treslothan School, titled 'Grant and Release of the inheritance of Parkanfenton in Camborne... to be payable for ever out of the Weeths, Parknoweth, Parkwest... 1761'. Together with a deed of the following year, after Grace Percivall's death. Manuscript copies in 4to notebook, marbled boards, calf spine, manuscript label on front board. 48 pages in a neat hand. With stamp of Charity Commission, 1865, on first page. Small stamp of Cornwall Record Office on title page. 1865. £60.00
    Grace Percivall reserved the right to appoint or remove the schoolmaster and scholars 'to in and from the said Free School and of Visiting and managing the same during her life...'.

  52. Truro TRURO RENTS due and received by Jno. Pendarves. 29th September 1675. 1p., small folio, list of 14 payers with sums due. Signed as received. On conjoint leaf is the same information for the half year ended 24th June 1675. Edges of paper slightly ragged. Folded with docket title. 1675. £26.00

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

  54. Whig cause in Cornwall A SUBSCRIPTION in favour of Mr. White, editor of The Independent Whig, in consideration of his pecunious losses in the cause of Liberty. Manuscript, single 4to sheet, headed as above, with 13 signatures with the amount subscribed. On verso is 'Paid £15 10s. to Mr White March 21st at the Whig Office.' Folds. Paper watermarked 1813. £30.00
    Among the subscribers are R. Gerveys Grylls, Wm. Davey, J. Rashleigh, Wm. Michell. The British Library has a copy of 'The Trials at large of the Editor and Printer of the Independent Whig, Sunday Newspaper (J.H.H. and W. White); on charges of Libels on Lord Ellenborough and Sir S. Le Blanc, Taken in short-hand.' 1808.

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  55. Carlisle PARTICULARS, PLANS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of valuable freehold estate called 'Knight's Lodge', situate at Ivegill.... Closes of Land at Greystone.... and excellent dwelling house no. 42 Aglionby St., Carlisle..... to be Sold by Auction.... 23rd September, 1902. 3pp., folio, folds, docket title, 2 large folding plans. 1902. £28.00

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

  57. Stanwix TO BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION all that ancient Tenement or Farm, called Linstock Castle, comprising a dwelling house and farm buildings and 97 acres... together with a fishery in the River Eden... Also all that tenement or farm called Castle Shields... 1p., folio, 2 folding plans, hand-coloured in outline, docket title. Edge of one map ragged, and edge of leaf with docket title worn. 1868. £26.00
    With schedule of closes of land.

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  58. Chesterfield NOTEBOOK containing manuscript recipes for ailments in stock, accounts etc. Notebook bound in vellum boards, size 8" x 6", vellum on boards darkened and worn. Contains 49 pages of cures for cattle, etc., copied from Downing's 'A Treatise on the Diseases Incident to Horned Cattle...', and other treatments for worms in horses etc.; 5p. of accounts for money recieved for gallons of gin, etc., 1830; 6p. headed 'Thos. Littlewood Constable' March 26th 1832 - April 8th 1835, listing money paid out at inquests at Brampton, for various attendances at Brampton and Chesterfield for example 'attending at Chesterfield with a list to appoint overseers of the poor'; 2p of accounts for oats at Chatsworth, 1833; 8p in a different hand presumably copied from a book on Genesis. There are two pages where the owner has written his name 'Thomas Littlewood Brampton' and 'Thomas Littlewood Bagthorpe'. Plus some blank pages. Many pages have been cut out, and some margins have been trimmed away at the bottom. 1830-35. £95.00
    13 inquests are mentioned, with the name of the deceased, e.g. 'Paid at an Inquest in Brampton Over the Body of Benjamin Goodlord... 8s.' In January 1835 he paid 2s 'for a Key to Fetters'.

  59. Whittington PARTICULARS of Valuable Freehold Property situate in the Pleasant Village in Whittington, near Chesterfield... to be Sold by Auction at the Old Angel Inn, Chesterfielld... 1st day of July, 1844... 2pp., small folio, plus docket title, double-page lithographed plan, scale 5 chains to an inch. With Schedule giving tenants (9 names), description, quantity. 1844. £32.00
    The property consisted of a substantial dwelling house with stables, coach house, gardens and pleasure grounds, and seven cottages, with 56 acres of land ''part of which is Old Turf...'

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  60. Aveton Gifford PARTICULARS WITH PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of all those two valuable Freehold Farms known as West Venn and Bridge End... comprising two conveniently arranged Stone Built and Slated Dwelling Houses with ample Farm Buildings and 97a... 4p, folio, plus large folding coloured plan. Some marginal tears, stains at top corners of plan, title page dusty, creasing in pages. n.d. c1904. £24.00
    With Schedules.

  61. Axminster and Membury FISHING RIGHTS IN RIVERS AXE AND YARTY R. Ingham and the Aministrators of the Estate of the Late Sir Edwarad Anson Bt. Reproduced plan on thick paper, scale 1" = 208.33ft., size 28" x 24", showing the rivers between the Honiton road and the railway. Shows Lower and Higher Abbey, Railway Station, Yarty Bridge, layout of fields. Parts of the river have been coloured in red, green or blue. Small inset of area around Beckford Bridge. Snell, Land Agents, Chard. n.d. c1960? £24.00

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

  63. Bartholomew's NEW REDUCED SURVEY For Tourists & Cyclists. Sheet 35. North Devon. Scale 2 miles to an inch. Colour-printed map, folding into small 8vo brown printed wraps. 1900. £8.00

  64. Bell-ringing GUILD OF DEVONSHIRE RINGERS Meeting at Ottery St. Mary 1894. Photograph, size 9" x 11", showing a large group of approx. 60 men and a few young boys, grouped in front of an ivy-covered wall, the first three rows seated, others standing, a few in the front row holding hand-bells, and others holding bell-ropes. Titled in pencil on the print. Small tear at top edge, repaired on verso. 1894. £25.00

  65. Bishopsnympton, Meshaw, Alverdiscott Estates PARTICULARS, PLANS & CONDITIONS OF SALE OF SEVERAL VALUABLE AND ATTRACTIVE FREEHOLD ESTATES Accommodation Lands, Free and Fully Licensed Inn, Coverts and Cottages, comprising- BISHOPNYMPTON.- North Hayne, South Hayne, with fine old House, and South Hayne Plantation... MESHAW.- Five Estates, viz:- Meshaw Barton, with fine Elizabethan Manor House, Great Whitstone, Little Whitstone, Gidley Arms Inn and Farm, Bourne Bridge... ALVERDISCOTT.- Alverdiscott Barton, Borough and Hall, Nethercott, and Lashingcott, Luppincott, South Down and Cloggs Hill, Three Corner Ley and Abboton Cottages... Messrs J. Hannaford & Son, F.A.I. Have been favoured with instructions... to offer the above for Sale by Auction... 26th July.... Folio, photo illustration in text, 12 large coloured folding plans, 24pp, original wraps, cloth spine, photo of thatched cottage (The Barton, Meshaw) pasted to top wrap. Small tear in cloth of spine, tear in margin in front wrap and first six leaves (not affecting maps), corner of pages rather dog-eared. Pencil notes on prices throughout. Second Edition. 1907. £75.00

  66. Buckfastleigh & Totnes Railway AN ACT to confer further Powers on the South Devon Railway Company with reference to their own Undertaking of the Buckfastleigh, Totnes, and South Devon Railway Company.... 8pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1875. £10.00

  67. Buckland Brewer ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT whereby Stephen Ley of Ware Gifford will assign to Hugh Stevens the fee simple of a messuage and tenement known as Higher Twitchen in Buckland Brewer. Single folio sheet, written on 2 sides, no seals, signed and witnessed. 1705. £16.00

  68. Chittlehampton MORTGAGE of messuage called Hawkeridge, with Hawkeridge Wood and other lands, in Chittlehampton, with various other cottages, etc. in Goodleigh and Swymbridge, Malett Hals to Charles Davie and Robert Furledon. Vellum, size 20" x 29", hole in vellum with loss of about four words, another small hole with loss of half a word. Wax seal. 1731. £22.00
    The original mortgage was by Baldwin Hals and John Honycombe.

  69. Chudleigh (Sir George, M.P.) LETTER to his sister Dorothea, wife of Sir Reginald Mohum, Ashton, 25 November 1629. 33 lines in a fine Italian hand, plus 8 lines written vertically in the left margin, on one side of thick paper, small folio, blank conjoint leaf with small armorial wax seal on verso, with address 'To the right wor. my dearest Sister the Ladye Dorthya Mohune at Hall House.' Ends 'your most assured loving brother Geo. Churdleigh'. Says he is glad to be the bearer of good tidings, and congratulates her on her good fortune 'The noble and religious disposition which Sir Reginald and your self have always shewn... assures me that you will glory in nothing so much as the favour of God... I could hardly moderate mine own joy, yet I could wish if it were possible that you both would for a time hide yours... and not shew your selves over forward to make a sodeyne use of your liberty...' Refers to 'my late kind gossips Sir Henry Carew and my lady'. Says his wife 'who is furnisht(?) with her old disease a great belly doth command her best love and service...' 1629. £68.00
    Sir George Chudleigh (1582-1658), of Ashton, Devon, had become MP for East Looe, and then Lostwithiel thanks to Mohun. Dorothea's daughter had married Sir Henry Carew. Apparently Mohun's son by a previous marriage had bought a case against Mohun when he attempted to leave his estate to his children by Dorothea. Hall House was at Fowey. It is not clear what exactly the good tidings were.

  70. Combe Martin APPRENTICESHIP Form whereby two Justices approve the apprenticing of Mary Harris, a poor Child aged eleven, of the Parish of Comb Martin, who has been brought before them so that they might 'enquire into the propriety of binding the said Mary Harris Apprentice to James Williams yeoman, for his estate called Loverings in Comb Martin.' Printed with manuscript insertions, on one side of 4to sheet. Signed by the two Justices. 1825. £16.00

  71. Devon and Cornwall RELEASE by John Peryam of Exeter to Anthony Mapowder of his interest in the Barton of Polsue in Cornwall, with all houses, messuages and lands. 44 lines, closely written, on one page folio, folded, blank conjoint leaf with docket title. Signed by Peryam, with small armorial papered seal. 1601. £36.00
    John Peryam, was a notable Exeter merchant and a Member of Parliament for the city, and one time Mayor. Refers to an indenture of 1597 wherby John Arscott of Dousland assigned Polsue to Peryam and Mapowder.

  72. Dunsford, North Tawton etc. RELEASE of lands at Dunsford, North Tawton, Monke Okehampton, and rents issuing from numerous tenements at Hatherleigh, Richard Reynell of Ogwell to Edward Sainthill of Bradninch. Manuscript on 4 pages, large folio. Folded with docket title. Small split in folds at two places. Attested copy of an indenture of 1725. 1773. £18.00
    Reynall was the only surviving trustee of the three appointed under an Act of Parliament by which the estates of Hugh Stafford of Pynes was to be sold for payment of debts.

  73. East Teignmouth AGREEMENT dated October 10th 1774 at a Meeting of the Parishioners of East Teignmouth... 9 lines in manuscript on 4to sheet of paper, stating that it was agreed that the £100 left by Messrs. Colemans of Topsham, the interest of which was to be used for the schooling of poor children of the parish, should be placed in one of the banks at Exeter 'till it can be better placed out on some good Security'. Signed by Thomas Granger and four others. 1774. £18.00

  74. Exeter Railway AN ACT to empower the South Devon Railway Company to make a Branch Railway at Exeter.... 18pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1865. £15.00

  75. Exeter tradesmen BILLS fourteen bills with headings, mainly 4to, including builders, undertakers, sheet metal workers, etc. 1885-1909. £20.00
    The bills are for labour and goods supplied to St. Petrock's charity.

  76. Frithelstock DEED OF BARGAIN AND SALE of a ninth part of the estate of Southcott, John Rolle of Stevenstone, Richard Mervin, John Anglis, Peter Glubb, to Richard Stevens. Vellum, size 19" x 32", signed with 3 good wax seals, that of John Rolle with a fine coat of arms. Witnessed on verso, with receipt for payment. 1712. £20.00

  77. Frithelstock WILL of Henry Stevens of Smithcott in Frithelstock, 1747. Copy, 3p., small folio. Neatly written in a small hand, with note on administration. Paper watermarked 1798. £20.00
    Leaves his wife Christiana Maria his goods and furniture and 'her sorrel Mare any other two horses she likes best and two cows...'

  78. Hartland BOND between William Rowe and Henry Bagilholl of Hartland, and Hugh Stevens of Buckland Brewer, for one hundred pounds. 12 lines on 1p., small folio, signed by Rowe and Bagilholl with wax seals, and witnessed. Docket title on verso of blank conjoint leaf, with record of repayments up to October 1702. 1700-1702.. £28.00
    £50 was to be repaid to Stevens in six months.

  79. Little Torrington LEASE of a piece of land adjoining the Glebe lands and the highway leading to the Church in Little Torrington, Elizabeth Cook of Kenton to William Parr, Blacksmith. Vellum, size 19" x 27", signed by Parr with his mark, wax seal. Some light spotting at centre of sheet. 1811. £14.00

  80. Plymouth ALBUM of 16 views. Sepia photographic views, tipped on to buff leaves, buff paper wraps, white title on wrap. Each plate titled in white in the view. Tissue guards. n.d. c1910. £20.00
    Includes Royal Albert Bridge, Royal Hotel, with trams outside, Calstock.

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

  82. Spreat (W) DUNSFORD CHURCH. Lithotint from Nature by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8", on India paper, large margins. C. Hulmandel's Patent. c1842. £22.00
    Shows two groups of figures talking in front of the church wall.

  83. Spreat (W), Publisher PLYMOUTH, FROM MOUNT EDGECUMBE New Docks, Millbay, West Hoe, The Hoe. Dedicated by special permission to the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Mount Edgecumbe. Fine tinted lithograph, size 9" x 14", plus wide margins (overall size 15" x 22") showing the town from across the river, citadel on the left, shipping in river, hills in far distance. Tear at bottom edge just reaching into bottom line of title, 2" tear and 1" tear at top edge, and a piece torn away at edge about the size of a thumb-print. A few light foxing spots in margins. Somers Cocks No. 2328. c1845. £70.00

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

  85. Swimbridge THE NECESSARY REPAIRS AT BICKLE manuscript listing repairs to the farm house and outbuildings, with cost. 1p., folio, includes 12 perch of Cobb wall, new thatch, etc. On verso is an agreement for the lease of the farm by Richard Tanner from the Duke of Bedford, 1793, with stipulations as to replanting any timber used for repairs, etc. signed by Tanner and Bray (who was the Steward at the Bedford Estate). c1800. £16.00

  86. Teign Valley Railway Company AN ACT for authorizing the Teign Valley Railway Company to raise further Monies.... 7pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1865. £10.00

  87. Torbay & Brixham Railway AN ACT for conferring further Powers on the Torbay and Brixham Railway Company. 5pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1875. £9.00

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  88. Athelhampton, LEASE of a messuage or dwellinghouse and farm at Adminstone otherwise Athelhampston in Dorset, situate in the parishes of Athelhampston, Puddlestown and Tincleton, John Wadham Floyer to John Pain, yeoman. Three large vellum sheets, sized 24" x 30"., wax seal. 1850. £14.00

  89. Collins (Capt. Grenville) PORTLAND Chart showing Lulworth Cove, Weymouth Road, Weymouth and Melcombe, Portland Bill, Crab, Chisham, Portland Castle. Size 17" x 21", plus margins. Scale 1" = 1 mile. Vignette bottom left with four figures, goats, dedication to Capt. George St. Lo, bottom right are harvester, animals etc., around scale bar. Compass rose at centre with rhumb lines. Left hand edge with several small edge tears (not reaching beyond plate mark), top 6" of left hand edge rather ragged. A few light grey marks top left. c1700. £180.00

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

  91. Sherborne CARLTON THEATRE Playbill 'Reg Lever presents his Annual Xmas Pantomime babes in the Wood...' Card, size 12" x 8", printed in bright red, blue, yellow and green, with holes at top for hanging, picture of Babes with rabbits, signed W. Hemmings. January 1953. £12.00
    Includes 'Trio Amadori Is it Human or Doll' 'The Dancing Skeletons' etc.

  92. Southdown Cottage, Weymouth PENCIL DRAWING on grey paper, heightened with white, showing the cottage in middle distance surrounded by trees. Size 7" x 10". Signed in corner 'E. Morant. 1844.' Mounted on thin card. 1844. £18.00

  93. Stallbridge AN ACT to enable the Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues, to contract for the Purchase and Surrender of Crown Leases and to sell His Majesty's Interest in the Thornhill Estate, in the Parish of Stallbridge.... 11pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1815. £12.00

  94. West Chickerill AN ACT for Dividing and Allotting the Open and Common Fields, and other Commonable Lands and Grounds, in Putton alias Podington, in the Village or Tything of Easton in the Parish of Chickerill alias West Chickerill... 16pp., small folio, separately paginated, disbound. Floral headpiece. Docket title. Act of Parliament. 1789. £18.00

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  95. Billericay WILL of Thomas Bram of Billericay, Glazier. Contemporary copy on 2 folio sheets. Directs that his lands in Great Burstead be sold and the money used for numerous bequests, to his, apprentice, poor of Great Burstead, etc. 1764. £18.00

  96. Brightlingsea ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXXVII (New Series) Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo paper wraps, some light browning at section edges at one fold, one building in Colchester outlined in blue. 1924. £16.00
    Covers Wivenhoe, Colchester, Layer de la Haye.

  97. Fullarton (A) ESSEX. Engraved map, with Reference table to the Hundreds. Size approx. 7" x 9", plus margins, central fold, small light water-stain in bottom margin. c1840. £14.00

  98. Gosfield, Manor of ADMISSION of Allen Canning to a two acre piece of land called Rainbow Field. 3 vellum pages, folio, red margins. Signed by Steward. 1881. £10.00

  99. Saling LEASE of a tenement with land in Bardfield, George Hicks, Maltster, to William Clayton. Vellum, size 16" x 24", two wax seals... together with... RELEASE dated the following day, for the same property, George Hicks to William Clayton. Large vellum sheet, 2 wax seals. 2 items. 1836. £12.00

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  100. 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. £85.00

  101. Almondsbury CONVEYANCE of Callicaft Farm, Richard Llewellin and others to the Trustees under the Will of Sir Henry Cann Lippincott. 10 large vellum sheets, including Schedule, with field names and acreage. Wax seals. Outside dusty... together with... Lease for a Year, Richard Llewellin to The Trustees. Single vellum sheet with Schedule. 2 items. 1838. £38.00

  102. Cheltenham LETTER from R. Cornfield to Thomas Cornfield, postmarked Sept. 8, 1836. 3p., 4to. Address panel and 11 lines of writing on verso of conjoint leaf. Addressed to Thos. Cornfield at Mr White's Ship Builder, Thetis Dock, Isle of Wight. Says members are flocking in and he thinks he may be 'put into the Botanical department with a house to live in and a salary worth my while... The Zoological is to be eligible to our Society... and they are to combine & cooperate so that there is to be an observatory attached to the Zoological in Billings Park'. 1836. £30.00
    The letter refers to the short-lived Gloucester Zoological, Botanical and Horticultural Society. Thomas Billings and Arthur Parker had bought over 100 acres from the Manor of Leckhampton in 1831. It was renamed the park estate. Part was purchased by a company called the Gloucester Zoological, Botanical and Horticultural Society, who raised money on shares and opened the gardens in 1838. However the enterprisee failed and the gardens were auctioned off in 1841. Cornfield reference to the 'Inst.' may be the Literary and Philosophical Institution in Cheltenham.

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

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

  105. Gloucester & Berkeley Canal Co. AN ACT for authorizing the Company of Proprietors of the Gloucester and Berkeley Canal Navigation to vary the Line of a certain Part of the said Canal, so as to render the Execution thereof more easy.... 14pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. plus cover leaf. Tear in cover leaf. 1797. £18.00
    Refers also to the Stroudwater Canal.

  106. Gloucester and Dean Forest Railway REFERENCE TO THE PLAN OF THE PROPOSED DOCK near the Gloucester and Berkeley Canal, in the South Hamlet, in the County of Gloucester 1846. Manuscript on 4 pages oblong folio, listing 26 properties (includes houses, fields, limekilns, sawpits, canal towpath, etc.) with printed column headings for Description of Property, Owners, Lessess, Occupiers, No. on Plan (not present). Column headings printed, entries in a large fine hand. Wraps, sewn, titled in MS on front wrap, in fine large lettering. Whitcombe Helps & Wemyss, Gloucester 1846. £90.00

  107. Gloucester Bank POSTER To Capitalists and Others. 100 Shares in the County of Gloucester Bank, Late the Property of John James, deceased, Esq.... By Auction at the Plough Hotel, Cheltenham, On Thursday, the 27th of July, 1848.... 18" x 11" printed on one side only, in large type-faces. Some off-setting. Folds. Printed at the Chronicle Office, Gloucester. 1848. £30.00

  108. Gloucester Boundaries REPORT ON THE CITY OF GLOUCESTER; with a Description of the Proposed Boundary. 3pp, with a folding Plan of the borough by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline. Scale 2" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1837. £22.00

  109. Gloucester city and area THREE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets XXXIII.11 (Whaddon, part of Tuffley), XXXIII.6 (Quedgeley, Gloucester and Berkeley Canal, Podsmead Road), XXXIII.7 (Matson, Tuffley, Cotteswold Road, Bibury Road). Scale 25" to 1 mile, each size 26" x 37". 1936. £24.00

  110. Gloucester PLAN OF PROPERTY BELONGING TO THE DEAN AND CHAPTER OF GLOUCESTER situate in the Parishes of... Manuscript map of the City of Gloucester from Ashleworth Ferry in the North to Matson in the South, Scale 6 chains to 1 inch. Titled "Plan of Property Belonging to the Dean and Chapter of Gloucester situate in the Parishes of.... " but the parish names have been lightly pencilled in although never inked over. It is possible to make out "Longford" "St. Mary". A longhand title on verso reads "Copy Gloucester Award Map". Drawn in ink with very pale colour wash on plots, outlined with stronger colour. Shows river, some roads (without street names), buildings in red, farms and other buildings, which are named, individual fields and plots with letter and number reference, many of the plots very small. Among the hundreds of plots are those owned by Robert Raikes, Revd. Thomas Rudge, Lord Viscount Sydney, Benj. Hyett, Revd. Samuel Lysons. On 6 sheets of paper, mounted on linen, not folded, size:- 96" x 48". Bottom 5" very dusty, chipped and frayed along two tears in the paper 10" into map from bottom margin, there being a small loss of paper at one tear, but affecting hardly any of the drawing. Linen torn 6" into map from top edge, many very small creases in paper, not affecting legibility, paper ragged at margins, verso of map browned. n.d. c1810. £450.00

  111. Gloucester, Sudbrook AN ACT to enlarge the Term and Powers of Two Acts.... for repairing and widening the Road from a Bridge over a Stream called Sudbrook, near the City of Gloucester, to the Nine Mile Stone on the Bristol Road... and for extending the Powers thereof to the Entrance of the City of Gloucester. 26pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1821. £15.00

  112. Great Washbourne PARTICULARS AND PLAN of a Valuable.... Estate Situate in the Parish of Great Washbourne which will be Sold by Auction at the Swan Hotel, Tewkesbury... 6th Day of September, 1854. Folio, folded, 2pp plus hand-coloured lithographed plan on third page, with reference table giving names of fields and acreage. Some slight wear at folds in page with plan. 1854. £24.00

  113. Holmes (M), del. HENBURY CHURCH to Edward Sampson Esq. of Henbury Gloucestershire, this Plate is most respectfully dedicated by The Publisher... Lithograph by Day & Haghe, on thick paper, a view across the churchyard, three figures on path. Size 8" x 11", plus margins. Later hand colouring... together with... HENBURY CHURCH NEAR BRISTOL Pubd. by T. Bedford, High Street. Lithograph of the church and churchyard the same elevation as the previous view but from a different angle, five figures on the path, size 8" x 10" (including title). Margin trimmed away. Later handcolouring. 2 items. c1840. £35.00
    The headstone of 'Scipio Africanus' is in the foreground of the first view.

  114. Kell (Thomas) and Son, Printer GLOUCESTER CORPORATION. SESSION 1911. PLAN AND SECTION William Fox, F. Latrobe-Bateman, Richard Read, Engineers. 3 lithographed sheets showing plans and sections of Aquaduct Work at Pauntley, printed green paper wraps, size 23" x 30", cloth spine. 6" repaired tear in first leaf, not affecting printing. 1911. £45.00

  115. Maismore AN ACT for rebuilding the Bridge over the River Severn, at Maismore, near the City of Gloucester; for raising, widening, and securing Over's Causeway.... and for enforcing the proper paving and cleansing of the several Streets within the said City.... Black Letter. Cover leaf + 42pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1777. £18.00

  116. Over, Newent & Dymock Railway AN ACT for authorising the construction of Railways from Over, near the river Severn, to Newent, and from Newent to Dymock.... 16pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1873. £18.00

  117. Quedgley AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Quedgley in the County of Gloucester. 31pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1838. £15.00

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

  119. Weston (T.H), Bristol, Publisher BLAISE HAMLET To John S. Harford, Esq., of Blaise Castle, Gloucestershire, in whose Grounds these Picturesque and beautiful Dwellings are erected this print is most respectfully inscribed by The Publisher. Lithograph, by Day & Son, on thick paper, hand coloured, printed surface size 9" x 11", plus margins, comprising two oblong views one above the other, showing 8 of the cottages. Some light dust-staining in top margin, slightly obtruding onto extreme top left corner of top view. Bottom left corner slightly bumped. c1840. £35.00
    From a set of five views of Henbury and Pen Pole Point.

  120. Weston (T.H), Bristol, Publisher BLAISE HAMLET To John S. Harford Esq. of Blaise Castle Gloucestershire, in whose Grounds these Picturesque and beautiful Dwellings are Erected this Plate is most respectfully inscribed.... Lithograph, hand-coloured, size approx. 9" x 11", plus margins, on thick paper, showing the nine cottages of the hamlet individually. Some very light waterstaining across top left corner of the top left cottage. The top margin has been slightly trimmed. c1840. £35.00
    From a set of five views of Henbury and Pen Pole Point.

  121. Woollen industry TO THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY in Humble obedience to your Majesty's Commands signified to me by The Right Honourable George John Earl Spencer.... referring to me the annexed Petition of Isaac Sanford of the City of Gloucester Civil Engineer and Stephen Price of Stroud Civil Engineer to consider thereof... which Petition sets forth that the Petitioners.... have found out and invented a new improvement of method to raise a Nap or Pile on Woollen Cotton and all other Cloth.... Document which would have accompanied the Petition, in MS on 3 pages small folio, signed by Samuel Romilly. Folds, small piece torn from top corner of second page, affecting 3 letters of one word, traces of mounting on blank verso. The letter recommends that a patent be granted, and that the petitioners should cause a complete description of their invention to be inrolled. 1806. £60.00
    George John Spencer was Secretary of State for 1806 only. Paper watermarked 1801.

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  122. Arlesford, Petersfield ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. 300. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19" plus wide margins. Linen-backed. Stamps Board of Agriculture and Fisheries, 'Stock Sheet', in margin. Fully hand-coloured in hundreds. With some amendments in neat red ink, altering lettering of names of hundreds. Initialled in bottom corner. circa 1890. £18.00

  123. Crux Easton PARTICULARS, VIEWS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the distinctive residential property known as Crux Easton House, Crux Easton... an Eighteenth Century Residence... Well-Timbered Grounds of Restful Charm... 35 acres... For Sale by Public Auction... 9th July, 1928. 14pp., 4to, stiff wraps, 5 tipped-in photographs. 1928. £32.00
    Not far from the property was the site of the famous grotto constructed by the daughters of the Rector of Burghclere, celebrated in a poem by Pope, who frequently visited the house.

  124. Kingsclere MANUSCRIPT SKETCH PLAN titled 'Tracing of Dairy House Farm From Kingsclere Inclosure Map'. In ink and two colours showing woodland and farm land, on thin cotton, size 16" x 14". 1897. £8.00
    Signed by Steward at the Hackwood Estate Office.

  125. Micheldever PARTICULARS of 'Northbrook House', Micheldever... Pleasure Grounds... 41 Acres... Price Freehold £10,000. 5pp., 8vo, stiff wraps, with photo on front wrap, 4 tipped-in photographs in text. c1930. £10.00

  126. New Forest Deer AN ACT to amend an Act of the Fifteenth Year of Her present Majesty (New Forest Deer Removal), as regards the Publication of Claims, and the preserving and delivering Objections thereto. Disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1853. £12.00

  127. Portsea OBLIGATION BOND of John Gray, of Portsea, Bricklayer, to Richard Goodman Temple of Portsea. Printed with manuscript inserts, 1p., folio, with blank conjoint leaf. Signed and witnessed, wax seal. Paper damped down right hand edge. 1750. £16.00

  128. Portsmouth and Hilsea AN ACT to vest in Trustees certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, for extending the present Lines and Works, and for erecting other Works and Buildings at and near Portsmouth and Hilsea, in the County of Southampton. Pages numbered 377-403, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1813. £14.00

  129. Tichborne ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLII.13. Scale 25" = 1 mile, size 25" x 37". Water features hand-coloured. Corner with Sheet No. clipped away, slight darkening of paper down the left hand 6" of map, pinkish stain about 4" long and less than " wide. Second Edition 1896. £14.00
    Shows River Test, Tichborne House, Gravel Pits, North End.

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  130. Lyonshall PARTICULARS AND PLAN OF TWO VALUABLE FREEHOLD FARMS called "Newhouse" and "Summer Court," In the parish of Lyonshall in the County of Herford.... which will be Sold by Auction by Mr C.F. Blakeley the Oxford Arms Hotel, Kington, On Thursday, the 28th day of July, 1898. Folio, large coloured folding plan, docket title, 4pp. 1898 £26.00

  131. Peterchurch PARTICULARS WITH PLAN OF AN ATTRACTIVE FREEHOLD ESTATE Comprising a desirable Farm known as "Hinton Court,".... "Hinton Farm," also several excellent Small Holdings.... Edwards & Russell Are instructed to Sell by Auction.... the 13th day of July, 1910. Folio, large coloured folding plan loosely inserted, 3pp, folded, docket title. 1910. £30.00

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  132. Brent Pelham A COPPY OF MR. ADAM WASHINGTON HIS WILL date 1st August 1665. Will of Adam Washington of Beeches in Brent Pelham. 7 pages, large 4to, tied at top with tape. Beautifully written. Attested copy, 'examined with the original' and signed by James Peters, and Jacob Heatley his servant. 1665. Copy, probably late 17th century. £35.00
    Leaves his lands and houses in trust for his children, except for his house in Hatfield at Roe Green and St. Peters parish of St. Albans which he leaves to his brother, a fellow of King's College, Cambridge.

  133. Buntingford SALE PARTICULARS of the Choice Freehold Queen Anne Residence 'Little Court'... to be Sold by Auction 23rd July, 1930. 9pp., 4to, stiff wraps, 3 tipped-in photographs. 1930. £12.00

  134. Childwick, Court Baron of ADMISSION of William Rossen(?) Senior, and Elizabeth his wife. Vellum, 4" x 12". 1" split in vellum at left edge, letters slightly rubbed at edge, and ink untidy. 1711. £16.00

  135. Hertfordshire RELEASE of rights in the Manor of Bibsworth Hall in Hertford, with all the messuages, houses, dovehouses, meadows, fishings, etc., in the parishes of Rampton, Withampstead, King's Walden. Geffrey Tasburgh of East Wrotham, Humfrey Groves of Covent Garden, Taylor, and Richard Nightingale servant of Geffrey Tasburgh, to Nicholas Monke of Husten in Sussex, on payment of £2000. On vellum, size 21" x 27", signatures, and presumably seals, at end cut away. Large calligraphic initial 'T'. 1656. £30.00

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  136. Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells DICK WHITTINGTON Reg Lever presents His Second Annual Pantomime With Elsie Winsor... The Arcos and Their Feathered Family.... Corps de Ballet and Orchestra And the Sight That Must Be Seen to Be Believed The Miraculous Third Dimensional Rat Fight. Playbill in four bright colours on stiff card, 15" x 10", with illustration of Dick and his Cat. 1952. £10.00

  137. Blackheath ASSIGNMENT of a messuage with two cottages at the rear in Tranquil Vale, Blackheath, the Executors of William Neale to William Emberlin in trust. Vellum, size 23" x 29", signed by three parties (including the Earl of Dartmouth who was the leaseholder) with wax seals... together with... An Assignment of 1867 for the same property, Edwin Emberlin to John Urell. 2 items. 1860 and 1867. £16.00

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

  139. Folkestone, New Romney, Kingsnorth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 305. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19", border all round, boundaries, main roads, railways, parkland and water features hand-coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 8vo marbled wraps with Stanford label and key map on front. c1890. £20.00
    The bottom right quarter of the map is sea area.

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

  141. Rolvenden PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of 8 Recently Erected Cottages and Building Land... for sale by Auction, March 4th, 1870. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title, and completed memorandum signed over stamp. 1870. £12.00

  142. Upchurch AN ACT to raise Money for the Purchase of the Horsham Estate... now in lease from the Warden and College of All Souls, Oxford, to the Right Honourable George Francis Robert Lord Harris... 26pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1864. £10.00

  143. Woolwich AN ACT for the Sale of the Glebe Lands belonging to the Rectory of Woolwich and the Parish Church of St. Mary Woolwich... 22pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. Includes 10pp Schedule of properties, with Lessee, Name of Rector granting Lease. 1807. £14.00

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  144. Blackburn, Turton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LXXXIX N.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size approx. 13" x 15", plus wide margins. Surface slightly dusty. Printed from an Electrotype taken in 1891. £18.00

  145. Burnley NO. 15 BOOKE FOR BURNLEY Manuscript on vellum listing names and sums paid. Size 16" x 6". List of 46 names, some with property, ink very rubbed so that some lines are completely illegible, most legible with difficulty. Legible are place names Royle, Felledge, Dutton, and properties 'Dye house', 'Land at Ridge', 'houses & shops', 'Schole Land'. Probably late 17th century. £18.00
    There is no title on verso, except 'Old Writings'.

  146. Clitheroe Junction Railway CAPITAL £150,000 IN 6,000 SHARES of £25 each. Prospectus setting out advantages of proposed Railway, and listing Provisional Committee, with small form for share application at foot of page. 2pp., folio, blank adjoining leaf. 1845. £45.00
    'This Railway is projected for the purpose of connecting the Borough of Clitheroe, and the surrounding district, containing a population of 25,000 inhabitants, taking the Union of Clitheroe alone, with the great system of Railways completed and projected in Lancashire....'

  147. Euxton, Ulveston-Walton, Eccleston CAPITAL ESTATES IN LANCASHIRE TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION At Mr. Richardson's, The Royal Oak in Chorley, 16th of November, 1802... being Part of the Property of the late James Longworth in his several Manors of Euxton, Ulveston-Walton, lying between Preston, Wigan and Ormskirk in a populous and manufacturing part of the County. Single sheet, printed on one side only, size 18" x 14", folded, foxing spots. Lists 25 Lots, with tenant, description, measure of land, e.g. 'Lot V. An Estate in the possession of Thomas Lowe, called Doom's-Hall, consisting of a House, Garden, Orchard, Croft and 2 Closes of Land, containing 5 Acres, 3 Roods, 27 Perches. Liverpool: Printed by J. Lang, 13, Fenwick St. 1802. £50.00
    Includes Runshaw Hall Estate with Mansion House, close called 'the Old Bowling Green', etc. Names the occupiers of each lot.

  148. Liverpool VIOLINS Violas, Cellos, Double Basses.... Issued by Rushworth & Dreaper, Stringed Instrument Specialist, Liverpool. With some notes on the ancient makers, facsimile labels... Trade catalogue, 56pp., 4to, sewn into wraps, slight crease in front wrap. Numerous illustrations. One page has a very small name of a maker neatly clipped out of the text. c1920. £30.00

  149. Manchester CURATE'S LICENCE granting William Blamire the Curacy of St. James Over Darwell. Vellum, size 9" x 10", printed with manuscript inserts. Large papered seal of Bishop of Manchester. 1868. £12.00

  150. Mersey AN ACT to protect the Waters of the Mersey and the Irwell and of certain of their Tributaries from certain Obstructions. 6pp, disbound, first page with some foxing spots, a few marginal tears. Act of Parliament. 1862. £12.00

  151. Rochdale TO BE LET By Ticket, for a Term of Eleven Years, At the House of Mrs. Marriott, The Roe Buck Inn, in Rochdale, on Monday the 14th Day of March, 1808... Handbill listing four lots of land, with description, size 12" x 7", traces of folds. Hartley, Printer, Rochdale, 1808. £40.00
    The Closes of land included Great Meadow, Barn Meadow with the Barn, Clover field adjoining to Blackwater-street. The occupier of the first three lots was Mrs. Marriott.

  152. Spotland, Rochdale LEASE OF POSSESSION of Miln House in Spotland with Cottage, Water Corn Mill and one Kiln, a messuage called Horsecroft, another called Holling Hill, and three messuages in Rochdale called the Queen's Head, in Yorkshire Street, James Hey the elder to James Hey the younger. 3p., folio, folded, contemporary copy. 1760. £22.00

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

  154. Wigan REPORT OF THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY OF THE BOROUGH 5pp. with 2 hand coloured plans, on one sheet by R.K. Dawson, scale 4" to 1 mile and 1" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1837. £24.00

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  155. East Lincolnshire Railway AN ACT to amend the East Lincolnshire Railway Act, 1846, and to authorize the Construction of a Branch Railway to join the Great Grimsby and Sheffield Junction Railway... 4pp. disbound. 1847. £12.00

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

  157. Moor Farm, Linwood PARTICULARS AND PLAN OF MOOR FARM.... Extending to 63 acres. For Sale by Public Auction..... at the Corn Exchange, Market Rasen, On Tuesday, 13th October, 1964. Small coloured folding plan loosely inserted, 4pp, sm 4to, original printed wraps. 1964. £12.00

  158. Stamford CERTIFICATE OF ORDINATION of The Revd. James Edwin Tunmer as pastor of the Congregational Church assembling in Star Lane Chapel, Stamford. Manuscript on vellum, 12 lines, size 11" x 13", signed by 9 pastors, from St. Ives, Peterborough, London, Oundle etc. Vellum with some brownish spotting. Stamford 6th March 1850. £24.00
    Tunmer had completed preparation at Homerton College, London.

  159. Sturton STURTON UNION MILL April 1875. Scale of Charges for Grinding Corn.... Manuscript on three pages, sm. 8vo, plain wraps. On front wrap is note of a Mill Committee meeting at the Red Lion Inn. 1875. £14.00

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  160. Bourne & Edwards, Holborn Circus, Silversmiths PEPPER MILLS of every description and Price. Revised List for the Trade Only. 8vo sheet printed on both sides, illustrating 8 pepper mills, with description and price. A few small edge tears at bottom. c1920? £8.00
    Includes mills of polished oak with silver bands, silver plate, cut glass and nickel etc.

  161. British Museum AN ACT for amending former Acts relative to the British Museum Pages numbered 341-343, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1824. £12.00

  162. Clothworkers RELEASE GENERAL of Thomas Mason, Citizen and Clothworker of London, to John Deaves, Citizen and Clothworker, of all 'Suits, Debts, Sums of Money....' from the beginning of the world' until the date of the document. Manuscript on small folio, signed by Mason, with small papered seal, and three witnesses (two of whom are noted as 'his servts.'). Blank conjoint leaf with docket title. 1690. £32.00

  163. Davies's NEW MAP OF THE BRITISH METROPOLIS The Boundaries of the Boroughs, County Court Districts, Railways, and Modern Improvements. Engraved map, scale 3" = 1 mile. Size 26" x 36". Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo marbled wraps. In stains on linen and on marbled paper on verso, with ink coming through on to the printed surface at section edges at four points, light browning down most section edges. Working copy. Published by Edward Stanford. Dec. 1st 1877. £35.00
    Extends to Dulwich, Wormwood Scrubs, Finsbury Park, Canning Town.

  164. Edmonton LEASE FOR A YEAR of land in the Common Marsh of Edmonton, William Rolfe, Citizen and Haberdasher, to Abraham Jones, Carpenter. Vellum, size 14" x 25", written in a fine large hand. Printed heading with coat of arms, wax seal with bust. 1728. £24.00
    Gives adjoining owners.

  165. Greenwich Hospital AN ACT to make further Regulation respecting the Payment of Navy Prize Money and to authorize the Governors of Greenwich Hospital to pay over certain Shares of Prize Money due to Russian Seamen to his Excellency the Russian Ambassador. Pages numbered 561-566, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1818. £15.00

  166. Heathman, Parsons Green, Fulham WHEELED FIRE ESCAPES Extinguishers, Fire Pumps, Ladder Towers etc. Brochure which seems to be made of four advertising sheets, printed on both sides with numerous illustrations, folio. Stapled at one corner, bottom edge of two sheets slightly ragged. Folded. c1910. £12.00

  167. House in Lombard Street AN ACT for enabling a Conveyance to be made of Part of a House in Lombard Street, vested in the Right Honourable Henry Frederick Lord Carteret, formerly His Majesty's Postmaster General. 3p., disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1824. £10.00

  168. Hyde Park PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Leasehold Residence known as No. 15 Southwick Crescent... for Sale by Auction... July 6th, 1922. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title. Detailed description of the house room by room. 1922. £10.00

  169. Johnston Brothers Ltd. THE JOHNSTON 'DOME' AND 'SUPERDOME' for heating and spraying tar and bitumen. Travels Fast, Heats Faster, Works Fastest. Advertising leaflet giving details of the boiler, long sheet folded to make 6 4to pages, printed in red and black, four photographs, details of dimensions etc. c1936. £12.00

  170. Kensington LEASE for 96 years, of a messuage, number 5 Pitt Street, Stephen Pitt to William Beech. 2 vellum sheets, 23" x 24", six wax seals, coloured plan of the house and land in the margin, size 7" x 3". 1847. £16.00
    The conditions of the lease involved painting the outside woodwork and ironwork every two years and the inside every seven years. Tenants were not allowed to expose any 'cloth or linen' in front of the house.

  171. London and Epping Forest ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Fifth Edition. Sheet No. 107. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Blue and black Ellis Martin Cover with hiker, cloth-backed. Name and address written in left margin. 1935. £7.00

  172. London property AN ACT for vesting Ely House, in Holbourn, in His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, and for applying the Purchase-money... in the Purchase of a Freehold Piece of Ground in Dover Street, for... another House thereon, for the future Residence of the Bishops of Ely... 20pp., small folio, Black Letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1772. £12.00

  173. Millbank Church AN ACT for making Provision for the Rector of the New Church, situate near Millbank, in the Parish of St. Margaret Westminster..... Cover leaf + pages numbered 563-575, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by John Baskett, 1728. £10.00


  174. New-River Company INDENTURE Between the Governour and Company of the New-River brought from Chadwel and Amwel to London, on the one part, and Thomas Mason... on the other part.... the Governour and Company... Have demised and Granted... to the said Thos. Mason One Water-course, conveniently furnished with Water running in and through one small Branch or Pipe of Lead containing half an inch of Water, and in and through two small Cocks of Brass... placed in the Yard & Kitchen of the dwelling house of the said Thos. Mason, Lime Street. Printed on vellum, 43 lines, with manuscript inserts. Size 9" x 14", papered seal of the New River Company on tag, diameter 2". 30th March 1680. £170.00
    Mason was to pay the money on the quarterly Feast days at 'the New-River-Water-House in St. James Clerkenwell'. If the company failed to supply the water for 14 days, after notice was given to the meeting at the 'Clarks Office near Puddle-Dock' it would forfeit a quarter's rent.

  175. Poupard (Thos. J), Tooley St., London S.E. ILLUSTRATED PRICE LIST of Weighing Machines, coal sacks, sack holders, etc. 4pp., folio, printed in red and black. Numerous illustrations of machines. Traces of horizontal folds. c1890. £16.00

  176. Queen Ann Street CARPENTER'S WORK DONE FOR THE REVD. DR. WYNN Att his house Queen Ann Street. Dr. Samuel Mockford. Account on two pages with detail of jobs, materials etc, and days worked. March - October 1811. 2p., 4to. Includes 'fixing lock to Wine Cellar Door', 'rehanging sashes in parlour', 'fixing hooks to hang kitchen furniture on', 'refixing Berads to windows thro the house in General'. 1811. £18.00

  177. Queen Anne Street BILL for carpenter's work done 'for the Revd. Dr. Wynn Att his house Queen Ann Street. Dr. Samuel Mockford.' 2p., 4to. Lists work such as 'Fixing lock to Wine Cellar Door' 'Fixing hooks to hang kitchen furniture on', 'taking down and putting up servants' bedsteads', with price. With small receipt for total. March - October 1811. £16.00
    Probably for work done at the house of Luttrell Wynne.

  178. Saint Sepulchre AN ACT for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within that Part of the Parish of Saint Sepulchre... and for paving, cleansing.... regulating the Squares, Streets.... 83pp, disbound, short tear to cover leaf. Act of Parliament. 1772. £20.00

  179. Spitalfields to Shoreditch Street AN ACT to enable the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods to construct a new Street from Spitafields to Shoreditch. 17pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1846. £10.00

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  180. Monmouth WILL of Mary Jones of Monmouth, Widow. 2p, folded. Signed by Mary Jones and 3 witnesses, with wax seal. 1801. £20.00
    Bequeathes her lands at Lydney, her house in Monmouth, farm at Luckington in Wiltshire, and large sums of money, to various relatives.

  181. Monmouthshire Railway AN ACT for enabling the Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company to raise further Capital.... 6pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1855. £12.00

  182. Rowe (G), Teacher of Drawing, Cheltenham THE WINDCLIFF From Piercefield. Large oval vignette lithograph, size 5" x 7", overall size of paper 8" x 10". Some buckling of paper. c1840. £16.00

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  183. Saham Toney ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF, the SAHAM HALL ESTATE comprising Saham Hall, a Modern and Well Appointed Residence.... Home Farm.... Cottage Property.... Hunting with the West Norfolk Foxhounds..... in all about 687 acres.... for sale by auction, 11th August, 1928. Folio, with large coloured folding plan, 4 photographic illusts on 2 sheets, 16pp, original printed wraps. 1928. £24.00
    Includes 'Picturesque Temple Summer House' with twelve 'Corinthian pillars'.

  184. Wolterton LETTER letter from the Earl of Orford, dated Wolterton, Aug. 16, 1826. 24 lines on both sides of a single sheet, 4to, signed 'Orford'. A note in a different hand says it was to 'Lt. Col. Harvey'. Concerns an exchange of property between him and the hospital of Norwich. Says he regrets the troube he has caused 'it was in no wise my desire to have a Court of Trustees called to receive the proposals...'. Tipped down left hand side to a blue album leaf. 1826. £20.00
    The Third Earl of Orford, later M.P. for Kings Lynn.

  185. Wymondham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Small Property comprising a Farm-House.... Double Cottage situate in Spooner Row, which Salter & Simpson will sell by Auction.... on Friday the 9th or July, 1880. Folio, 4pp., folds. 1880. £14.00
    The farmhouse is described as 'Clay lump and tiled'.

  186. Wymondham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Desirable Cottages, and Gardens situate in Wymondham, Morley St. Botolph, and Wicklewood in Norfolk... to be Sold by Auction... 26th Day of July, 1861. 5pp., 4to. Vertical fold. The headings to the lots are printed in attractive decorative type-faces. 1861. £15.00
    The 10 Lots comprise cottages and tenements in Rattle Row, Fairland Street, and near the church.

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  187. Alnwick Moor THE PLAN OF THE FOREST OF AYDON OF HAYDON OR ALNWICK MOOR taken from an ancient Survey and said to contain 3306A 3R 3P in the Whole, with a Description of the present Inclosures from the said Forest and the Contents thereof as surveyd by I. Thompson 1760. Manuscript plan, size 20" X 27", dissected and mounted on linen, silk tape edging top and bottom, folding to 10" x 6". Scale 3" = 50 chains. With full bright wash colour, shows Clay Port, The Stocking, Alnwick Moor (shaded bright yellow) with boundary stone, Far Moor House Farm, Freeman's Farm, Snipe House, etc. Oriented with north to the left, large and bold compass rose coloured pink, yellow and grey. Table of contents top right, listing 11 different enclosures etc., with acreage, including 'Ground given by Lord & lady Northumberland in exchange for the pieces taken off the moor by them at the stocking & next Helm Park...' 1823 or slightly later. £220.00
    Presumably a copy of an earlier map, or one using material from an earlier map, as the paper is watermarked 1823.

  188. Alnwick TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION Mr. Riddell, Auctioneer, at The Angel Inn, Alnwick... All that Freehold Messuage and Premises in Bailiffgate Street.... Handbill, attractively printed, size 11" x 9", folds. Describes three lots, in Canongate Street and Bailiffgate Street, with occupiers. Two small additions in ink to descriptions. 1829. £30.00
    The houses were apparently large as one contained 9 apartments, one 10, and the other 16 rooms.

  189. Berwick upon Tweed AN ACT for continuing and granting to His Majesty a Duty of Pensions, Offices, and Personal Estates, in England and Wales, and the Town of Berwick upon Tweed; and certain Duties on Sugar, Malt, Tobacco, and Snuff.... Pages numbered 61-79, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1800. £12.00

  190. Kelly's MAP OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE and Gateshead. Size 33" x 25", scale 8" = 1 mile. Folding into plain cloth-covered boards, 10" x 7", marbled endpapers. c1900. £14.00

  191. Lesbury TO BE SOLD by Auction at the Black Swann Inn, Alnwick, Saturday 10th Day of June... T. Riddell, Auctioneer, All That Valuable Freehold Estate in the Village of Lesbury... containing about 70 Acres... and a Substantial Dwelling House... thriving Plantation, fine Stream of Water... Handbill, size 12" x 10". Folds. Printed in attractive variety of type-faces, with auctioneers name in printed in '3 D' effect shaded lettering, appearing as if it is at an angle to the paper, the word 'Estate' in large black lettering with white leaf decoration in the letters. Graham, Printer, Alnwick, May 25th, 1837. £40.00

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

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  193. Clegg (Ernest), Designed and drawn by OXFORDSHIRE Dedicated by kind permission to Sir A.P. Herbert. Decorative map in bright colours, size 20" x 15", plus margins, on thick paper. Decorative title with view of Oxford and badges of Oxfordshire regiments, views of Ditchley House, Blenheim, etc., around the edge. With extract from Churchill's speech in Washington, Dec. 26, 1941, notes on Penicillin, Radar, Broadwell R.A.F. Station, Churchill at Ditchley, British Farms. On the map are indicated products such as sugar beet, watercress, etc. 1945. £35.00

  194. Jericho, Oxford 6 WALTON STREET, JERICHO. HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, Strong Coal Cart.... Harness, and various Effects. To be Sold by Auction by Messrs T. Mallam and Son, On the Premises on Thursday, March 29th, 1855.... Poster, size 15 x 10" H. Cooke & Co, Printers, Oxford, 1855. £24.00
    Includes an extensive list of the 121 items in the sale, listed room by room.

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  195. Bath SUBSCRIPTIONS AND DONATIONS BOOK For the Society for Preserving to the Public the Right of Ancient Footpaths. R. Hare, E. Saunders, Secretaries. Manuscript recording names and amounts for subscribers 1843-1870. 38p., sm. 8vo, parchment boards, worn, chipped morocco label with gilt title. There are also two minutes of meetings noting change of collector, signed R. Wilbraham Falconer (the author of works on the Bath Mineral Waters). 1843-70. £110.00
    Pasted inside front board is a printed letter stating the Society would like a subscription from each household 'the health and pleasure of the Inhabitants of Bath being so dependent upon the Footways that afford accommodation to pedestrians in reaching the various delightful situations around the City.' Among the subscribers are: R. Tite, C. Milsom, Rev. Bartram, T. Jolly, S. Rutter, J. Pulteney, Lady Hargood, Holloway & Son.

  196. Buckland St Mary SALE BY AUCTION In the Parish of St. Mary. An Excellent Freehold Dairy and Stock Farm known as "Moorsick Farm".... embracing 148a 0r. 28p. Messrs. W.R.J. Greenslade & Co. will Sell by Auction at the George Hotel, Ilminster on Wednesday, the 12th day of March, 1924. With coloured folding plan, 3pp, folded, totals and names in manuscript on last leaf. Young and Son, Chard: 1924. £15.00

  197. Dale (R.W) PEAT IN CENTRAL SOMERSET A Planning Study. 36pp., card wraps, small folio. Maps, line drawings and photographs. Somerset County Council. 1967. £18.00

  198. Frome ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. 281. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19" plus wide margins. O.S. blindstamp 1909. £20.00

  199. Hearne (T) EPISCOPAL PALACE AT WELLS. Antique hand-coloured copper engraving. Lithographed view approx. 7" x 10", in an ivory mount with gold and silver lines, the hand-colouring is well executed but possibly later. London, Published as the Act directs, June 1, 1799, by W. Byrne, No 79 Titchfield Street. £30.00

  200. Ilminster LEASE FOR A YEAR of messuage comprising one shop, one other shop that was formerly a Hall, one salting room, one kitchen called Grammar's kitchen one brewhouse, two stables... in Ditton Street, Thomas Culliford, Linen Draper, Richard Pearson, Silk Manufacturer, to Samuel Palmer of Colyton. Vellum, 16" x 23", signed by six parties with 6 wax seals, some foxing along central fold. 1784. £26.00

  201. Martock CONVEYANCE of Martock East Field, the Trustees of W.R. Warry to Samuel Darby. 2 large vellum sheets, signed by 9 parties with 9 wax seals. 1874. £12.00
    With Schedule of deeds from 1837-73.

  202. Portishead AN ACT to confer further Powers on the Bristol and Portishead Pier and Railway Company.... 19pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1877. £12.00

  203. Puriton and Bawdrip TO BE SOLD by Auction, Body and Son, at the Shoulder of Mutton Inn, Friday 26th May... Messuage, Lands and Premises... Mr. Giles Roe, of Puriton, will shew the Premises... Poster, printed in a variety of large type-faces, size 30" x 20", folded. Describes 8 Lots. The occupiers were Giles Roe and Thomas Meaker. May 2nd, 1843. £25.00

  204. 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

  205. Taunton and Minehead ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP 1" to 1 mile, Fifth Edition, Sheet No. 129. Blue and black Ellis Martin Cover with hiker, cloth-backed. Name and address in small letters in ink on front wrap. 1937. £6.00

  206. Taunton GRANTS Six grants 'out of Lockage', made at the Court Baron of William Kinglake Lord of the Manor of Taunton Late Priory. 5p., small folio. Refers to 6 areas of land including property in Middle Street. 30th October. 1826. Copy made c1877. £18.00

  207. Uphill LEASE FOR A YEAR of five houses and land in Uphill, Robert Coles and William Parfitt of Wells to John Fisher. Vellum sheet, 15" x 23", 3 wax seals. 1832. £18.00
    Gives occupiers of the houses.

  208. Wellow PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold Properties In the Parish of Wellow... All that Attractive and Pleasantly-situate Dwelling-House, Garden, known as Mount Pleasant House.... Messrs Fry and Asprey will offer for Sale.... 20th day of March, 1897. Folio, 4pp, folded. 1897. £14.00

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  209. Ashby de la Zouch AN ACT for repairing the Road from Ashby de la Zouch.... through Burton upon Trent.... and to the Cock Inn in Tutbury.... Cover leaf + pages numbered 3-31, paper rather browned with some off-setting, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Thomas Baskett, 1753. £10.00

  210. Coton PARTICULARS of A Valuable and Most Desirable Freehold Estate, At Coton, in the Parish of Milwich... Consisting of Coton Hall, now and For Many Years Used as an Inn and a Farm-House, Also Another Farm-House... Wood and Plantations Which Will be Sold By Auction... 20th day of August, 1840... 3pp., folio, plus double page lithographed plan with outline colour. Folded with docket title. 1840. £38.00
    Gives schedules.

  211. Railway Clearing House OFFICIAL RAILWAY MAP OF STAFFORDSHIRE & DISTRICT Prepared and Published At The Railway Clearing House London, 1930. Map size 26" x 41", linen-backed and folding into small 4to plain endpapers with typed label. Drawn and Engraved by J. & W. Emslie. 1930. £75.00

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  212. Ellingham and Geldeston POSTER advertising sale of Cottage Properties at the White Lion Inn, Beccles, 10th November, 1865. Size 20" x 13", folds. Crisp and Moore, Steam Printing Works, Beccles. 1865. £20.00
    With details of the three lots, including acreage, tenant, land tax etc. The purchase of the cottages also conferred 'Votes for East Norfolk'.

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

  214. Saxmundham, Debenham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet L N.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. Small blue 'Record Map' stamp in margin. Railways inserted to 1881. O.S. blindstamp 1893. £17.00

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  215. Caves MOTHER LUDLAM'S HOLE, SURREY Published May 27, 1785 by S. Hooper. Copper engraving 5" x 6", plus wide margins. Shows couple in front of a gate leading to the mouth of a cave in a large mound, framed by trees... together with... QUARRY HOLE, similar size engraving, section of cave, with scale bar, and small view bottom left of the cave entrance in a cliff. 1785. £12.00

  216. Croydon CROYDON GUARDIAN and Surrey County Gazette. 8pp. Broadsheet newspaper. Spine torn down 8". Folded in four. May 1, 1880. £7.00
    Includes report on meeting of Croydon Board of Guardians, Croydon Microscopical and Natural History Club, etc.

  217. Dorking, Juniper Hall ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXV.S.E. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Linen-backed and folding into cloth wraps. Revision of 1934. £12.00

  218. Farnham, Guildford, Croydon ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet VIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size approx. 25" x 37", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo marbled endpapers, inserted in rubbed slipcase with faded Wyld label. Printed from an electrotype in 1871. £34.00

  219. Richmond AN ACT to enable the Trustees... of certain Charity Estates, situate in the Parish of Richmond... to grant building, repairing, and other Leases thereof. 19pp., sm. folio, disbound, last leaf with docket title. With 2p. Schedule of properties. Inserted in plain card wraps with typewritten label to front. Act of Parliament. 1820. £18.00

  220. Wimbledon, Manor of COPY ADMISSION of William Holman, on the Surrender of Mrs. Elizabeth Biggs, to Lands called Butt Shot and Street Furlong Shot in the Parish of Mortlake, abutting a field called Butes Shot. Vellum, size 20" x 12" folded. Signed as examined with the Court Roll. Some minor staining on outside where titled. 1839. £16.00

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  221. Littlington, Eastdean ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet LXXIX. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. . 1879. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1893. £30.00

  222. Newhaven, Seaford ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet LXXVIII. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. 1879. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1894. £25.00
    Over half map is sea area.

  223. Rogate, Ipping ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXI N.W. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 12" x 18", plus wide margins. Linen-backed, folding into marbled wraps with printed label of 'Siftom Praed and Co., The Map House'. Contours in red. 1913. £10.00

  224. Worthing AN ABSTRACT of the Title of the Devisees in Trust of John Penfold deceased to four Parcels of Land part of an allotment in the East Field in Worthing, and Lambolds within the Manor of Worthing. 12p., folio, tied at top corner with a thread, docekt title. Gives title from 1739 when Lord Viscount Montague was Lord of the Manor. The last deed mentioned is 1822. c1823. £18.00

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

  226. Caldecote TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Scale 25" to 1 mile, one a composite map, size 35" x 56", showing Caldecot Hall, Leather Mill Farm, Lindley Hall, Lindley Grange, the other a sheet size 26" x 36", no borders top and right, covering Caldecot Hill, Tuttle Hill Granite Quarries with Tramway, windmill, Hill House. Both linen backed and folding into 4to marbled endpapers. Buildings, roads and water features hand-coloured, some field names and acreages added in ink. 1887. £45.00

  227. Meriden LEASE FOR A YEAR of a tenement, orchard, garden etc., William Baldwin to Bernard Whaley and others. Vellum, size 10" x 20", engraved heading, wax seal. A few browning spots. 1827. £16.00

  228. Temple Balsall AN ACT for confirming a Scheme of the Charity Commissioners for the Hospital of Lady Katherine Leveson at Temple Balsall in the County of Warwick. 5pp., small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1861. £10.00

  229. Warwick and Birmingham Canal AN ACT for enabling the Company of Proprietors of the Warwick and Birmingham Canal Navigation to finish and complete the same.... Cover leaf, 9pp., disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. 1796. £18.00

  230. Warwick REPORT ON THE PROPOSED EXTENSION of the Borough of Warwick by R. Owen Jones. Map showing Parliamentary boundaries, scale 2" to 1 mile, size 14" x 12". With one brief page of text, folio. Zincographed at the Ordnance Survey Office. 1885. £20.00

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

  232. Beckington PARTICULARS of the Sale by Auction of.... 'The Foresters' Arms Inn' and 'The Weaver's Arms Inn' situated at Dilton Marsh.... Trowbridge, 21st December, 1896. 4to, 3pp, vertical fold. 1896. £14.00

  233. Bradford on Avon AN ACT for repairing and improving several Roads leading to and from the Town of Bradford... and for maintaining a Bridge over the River Avon, at Stokeford... 42pp., small folio, disbound. Last four pages foxed. 1819. £16.00

  234. 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'.

  235. Calne Boundaries REPORT OF THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY OF THE BOROUGH OF CALNE. 2pp, with a coloured Plan of the borough by R.K. Dawson. Scale 4" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1837. £22.00

  236. Devizes OPENING OF THE NEW MARKET-HOUSE 29th November, 1838. Poster, size 19" x 12", folded. Headings in large typeface. 44 lines of text, of various sizes. Explains that the Town Council have removed the old market, referring to 'the objections of the Butchers to the former unsheltered state of the Shambles' and sets out the charges for the different stalls (poultry, fruit earthenware, etc.), rules for conduct of the market, charges for weighing. Randle, Printer, Devizes, 1838. £36.00
    'James Hutchins (the Beadle) will be in attendance on Thursday 22nd from 2 o'clock to 5, to receive applications'.

  237. Devizes PARTICULARS With Views and Plan of 'Park Dale' in the suburbs of Devizes, Wilts., for Sale by Private Treaty. 10p., 4to, original wraps, each page of text with decorative border, 3 original photographs, approx. size 6" x 7", pasted in, large hand-coloured folding plan loosely inserted. Brownish spotting round edges throughout, traces of vertical fold. 1894. £25.00
    With detailed description of the main house, which had a tennis ground, vinery, rustic summer house, orchards, kitchen garden etc. and stood in 8 acres.

  238. Devizes STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS of the Devizes Charity Trustees. Dec. 31st 1838. 4pp., folio, listing in tabular form 'Particulars of the Property of the Old Alms House', with owners, tenants, details of leases etc., with similar for 'the New Alms House', Receipt and Expenditure of St. John's and St. Mary's Poor Funds etc. Randle, Printer, Devizes, 1838. £35.00

  239. Devizes STATEMENT OF THE ACCOUNTS of the Devizes Municipal Charity Trustees. For Ten Years, Ending 31st December 1848. 4pp., folio, folds. Details payments for coal, clothes etc., for widows, receipts from various trusts etc. 'Angel Rent, etc., for New and Old Almshouses, Wild's Gift etc. Printed at the Gazette Office, Devizes. 1848. £18.00

  240. Ludgershall PARTICULARS of Freehold Business Premises with Shop, Yard and Garden Ground, Accommodation Land... for sale by auction, Sept. 15, 1909. 3pp., folded... together with... Particulars of Business Premises, Garage Business, Bungalows, for sale by auction 29th August, 1946. 5pp, 4to. 1909 and 1946. £10.00

  241. Pewsey PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of certain Freehold Farms known as 'Southcott Lodge Estate'.... which will be Sold by Auction.... 28th July, 1924. 9pp., folio, plan loosely inserted, folded with docket title, title leaf torn. 1924. £16.00

  242. Pigot & Co. WILTSHIRE Engraved map. Coloured in outline, size 9" x 14", , 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

  243. Salisbury LIST OF THE PERSONS entitled.... to be Registered as Parliamentary Voters.... for the Borough of New Sarum, in respect of the occupation of Property within the Liberty of the Close of the Canons of the Cathedral.... Printed list, size 23" x 12", in table form giving name, abode, qualification, address of qualifying property. On one side is list of 48 people entitled to vote and to be enrolled as Burgesses, on verso is list of persons to be enrolled as Burgesses but not as Voters (all women).... together with.... 4to sheet headed 'The Close of New Sarum', listing 5 persons and details entitled to Vote for the Southern Division of the County. Both signed by Overseers. 1884. £32.00

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

  245. Westbury MAP OF THE PARISH OF WESTBURY tracing from the tithe map, scale 3 chains to an inch. In ink and pink colour on waxed cotton, size 36" x 40", folded. Some foxing spots. 1871. £50.00
    Under the scale bar is written 'Tracing from the tithe map 17/2/81 J.D.' Shows roads, fields, buildings in pink and grey, all numbered.

  246. Wheatley (William Walter) PEN AND INK DRAWING titled on verso of mount in later hand 'Hazelbury House, Box, Wilts.' Pen and ink sketch in brownish ink, size 10" x 16", in buff mount, overall size 17" x 23", initialled 'W.W.W.' c1850. £50.00
    Shows a house with tall chimneys and two gables, large pillars at the gate with shields on top, two figures, one with a shot-gun, outside the gate.

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

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  248. Elmley Lovett LEASE of land at Elmley Lovett called The Butts, Revd. R. Townshead Forester to The Rt. Hon. Geroge Lord Lyttelton and others. 1p., small folio, printed with manuscript inserts. Signed by the four parties. 1845. £10.00

  249. Elmley Lovett TWO MANUSCRIPT CERTIFICATES from the Land Tax Office at Kidderminster. Two large folio pages, signed with a 10-line declaration by the Commissioner, listing in tabular for the Land Tax payable for approx. 9 years between 1798 and 1853 for Rock Orchard and other lands in Elmley Lovett, giving Proprietor, name of Property, sum assessed. 1860. £10.00

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

  251. Malvern CATALOGUE of the Valuable Contents of the Mansion of Blackmore Park, for Sale 30th August, 1921. 55pp., 4to, printed wraps. 1921. £10.00

  252. Redmarley d'Abitot AUCTION POSTER advertising sale of two cottages at the Rose and Crown Inn, 27th October 1886. Printed in large type-faces, size 16" x 13", fold down right hand side and centre, 3" tear repaired on verso with archival tape. Pinned to corner is 4pp. printed conditions of sale, with is rather browned. 1888. £18.00

  253. Staunton PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a very Desirable and Compact Freehold Estate, situate at Staunton.... Consisting of A Capital Breast-Shot Grist Mill, also an Excellent and Convenient Family Residence, with Cider Mill, Barn, Stables.... Sixty Acres.... To be Sold by Auction by C.F. Moore, at the King's Head Hotel, Gloucester, On Saturday, the 2nd day of August, 1846. Folio, 3pp, folded. 1846. £12.00

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  254. Fenwick, near Askern SALE OF LIVE AND DEAD FARMING STOCK Wheat & Bean Stacks, Eatage, Household Furniture &c at Fenwick, near Askern... By Public Auction On the Premises of Mr Mark Skelton.... 14th & 15th of Feb. 1844, All the Valuable Farming Stock... Poster, size 15" x 10", rather creased in places, with some marks with printers ink. Lists Horses, beasts, Sheet, Poultry, Carriages & Implements, Furniture. T. Brooke & Co. Printers, Doncaster. 1844. £20.00

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

  256. Halifax HALIFAX ST. CECILIA SOCIETY Full Dress Open Meeting.... April 10th, 1885, Mechanics' Institute... Programme, 5pp., 4to, vertical fold. Comprises selections from Handel's 'Samson' with the words. Next to the verses on the first two pages are references to pages in ink. 1885. £6.00

  257. Keighley LEASE FOR A YEAR of messuage with cottages, gardens etc. at Green Gates in Keighley in the occupation of John Sugden, Thomas Wilsford of Pontefract, Doctor in Physick to Joshua Padgett of Uffley, Shalloonmaker. On vellum, size 11" x 17", very fine wax seal with winged cherub holding quiver and bow, and a heart, with the word 'L'Amitie'. On verso is a note in a large bold hand saying the deed was registered at Wakefield 1st Nov. 175 at 12 noon in Book AN p.27 and 38. 1756. £32.00

  258. Richmond ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 2 miles to 1 inch, Large Sheet Series, Sheet 6. Linen-backed, folding into 8vo marbled wraps. Reduced from one-inch map, 1906. £8.00
    Covers Warcop, Ripon, Middlesborough.

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

  260. Walker (B), Bradford, Sold Wholesale by JOHN BULL AND THE NEW TAXES. Slip ballad in two columns, size 10" x 7". No. 4. top right. c1840. £22.00
    Humourous attack on taxes and the Corn Laws. 'And for to raise some money/For the wedding of the Queen/They'll tax old maids and bachelors/That have turned seventeen... To tax and starve the nation/They do cobble up some laws/And the devil swears he'll tax them all/When they get into his claws.'

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    Channel Islands

  261. Guernsey families NOTES ON LE COQ FAMILY and their Guille, Andros, Le Marchant relatives. Manuscript, 3 pages folio, with 18 questions about the Le Coq family, and the answers alongside (not all questions answered). Folds. On verso are 14 lines, an extract from 'Charles Mollet's diary', 1800, in Guernsey French. c1900. £9.00

  262. Guernsey LEGAL CASE regarding a property dispute. Manuscript in French on paper size 14" x 7", 38 lines, setting out the details of a case regarding Mathieu Guerin's property by a stream next to the mill called 'le moulin du milieu de la ville'. Refers to a 'Clameur de Haro' that took place 'environ les 4 heures de l'apres midi... le 21 juin dernr... en presence de M. Jean Rivoir et Souis Cucus temoins a Jean Bourgain & Mathieu Hortevin' Guerin's labourers who were working to make a passage between the mill and Guerin's house 'sans avoir aucun droit...'. Mai 18e. 1785. £18.00
    The name of Hirzel Le Marchant is at the bottom, but the signature may be a copy.

  263. Leroy (Henri), Printer LE BAILLAGE Journal Officiel de la Societe Royale D'Agriculture et D'Horticulture de Guernsey. Broadsheet style journal, 4pp., folded, in French but with a few articles in English, including a long article on 'John Guille, formerly Bailiff of Guernsey'. 21 janvier, 1893. £12.00

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  264. Castle Durrow LETTER to William Flower from David Drewett, dated Apr. 5th, 1732. Congratulates him on the celebrations held for four days when the Viceroy made held his court at his house, says he is glad 'my little Dear Harry', Flower's son, has a tutor at last, and mentions that the Duchess of Kent and Lady Limerick are soon to add to the number of Lady Portland's grandchildren. 3p., 4to, 56 lines in a rather untidy hand. Tipped on to album leaf down extreme left edge. 1732. £45.00
    'I was mightily pleas'd to Hear of yr visitt yr King & Queen made you, & wish I could have seen the Form & Ceremony of Adapting A New Name for yr House - by yr Description of it I believe twas very Diverting, I am Sure the Addition of Castle to Durrow gives it a Noble Sound... for the New Title, I am Privately Whispered, you are soon to Have..' William Flower built Castle Durrow 1712-16, and it was known as one of the finest houses in Ireland. He became Baron Castle Durrow in 1733.

  265. Dublin LETTER signed 'John G. Armagh' to Charles Beresford. 5 lines on 1p., 8vo, dated 'Woburne' Dec. 21st 1861, saying he has enclosed a letter from the Registrar of Rooms at Trinity College. A pencil note in the top corner says 'From the old primate about letting me have rooms in T.C.D. in his gift'. 1861. £14.00
    Lord John George de la Poer Beresford (1773-1862), Primate of All Ireland, Chancellor of Trinity College.

  266. Shannon Navigation AN ACT to provide for the Repayment of Sums due by the County of Limerick for Advances of public Money for the Improvement of the Navigation of the River Shannon. 5pp, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1847. £10.00

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  267. Aberdeen Newspaper ABERDEEN JOURNAL and General Advertiser for the North of Scotland. Feb. 6th and Feb. 20th, 1850. Broadsheet style, 23" x 17", 4p, folded.stamps. 2 items. 1850. £15.00
    Many adverts. for the Aberdeen & London Steam Packets, Aberdeen Railway, Auction of Flax Mills at Aberdeen, report on meeting of Aberdeen Committee for the 1851 Exhibition, etc.

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

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

  270. Dornoch, Golspie, Helmsdale ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 103. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 36". Light red stamp in margin 'Scotland 103 - Outline Series'. 1912. £18.00
    About a third of the map is sea area.

  271. Dumfries COGNITION for seven acres of land inclosed into two Parks lying in the Burrowroads of Drumfries in favour of Joseph Corrie Son and heir of umq. Joseph Corrie late Conjunct Town Clerk of Drumfries. Vellum, 24" x 17", ink faded... together with... SASINE for the same property, 1752. Similar document, with fine notary's mark of Archibold Malcolm. 1773. £25.00

  272. Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canal PETITION of Robert Robb, Tenant in Gorgie, against Lord Bannatyne's Interlocutor Passing A Bill of Suspension for Union Canal Company. 10pp., 4to, sewn at margin J. & C. Muirhead, Printers, Edinburgh. 1821. £25.00
    'the Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canal Company... have of late been forming a Canal or inland navigation from Falkirk towards the vicinity of Edinburgh. In performing their operations they occupied a part of the lands of Meggetland, under lease to the petitioner...'

  273. Edinburgh THREE BILLS OF COACH & HARNESS MAKERS all with decorative printed headings. Comprises bill of James Macnee & Co., Coach and Harness Makers to Her Majesty, 2p., for repairs to dog carts etc., 2 bills of Peter Croall, Princes St., for new Dog Cart, with packing and delivery to Lochbrey. 2 4to, and 1 8vo. 1852-66. £16.00

  274. Menzies (J), Edinburgh, Publisher SOUVENIR OF THE NORTH Forty engravings on glazed cards. Each card size 5" x 3", one engraving on each card. Inserted into boards covered in red silk tartan, gilt, with purple card flaps, gilt on front board faded, silk split down edges of spine. The engraving is by J. Gellatly, from a variety of artists. c1850. £60.00
    Includes views of Edinburgh, Lock Katrine, Stirling, Falls of the Clyde, Loch Lomond, Taymouth Castle, Loch Ness, Dunkeld, Loch Leven, etc.

  275. Moffat THREE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet XVI N.E. (Hairmyres Hospital, Thorntonhall); VIII N.E. (Glengowan, part of Moffat), XI S.W (High Blantyre, Nerston). Scale 6" to 1 mile. Contours in red. Size 12" x 18". Provisional Edition. 1948. £18.00

  276. Nicholson (W.C), Artist SCOTLAND. WESTERN HIGHLANDS AND ISLANDS By Macbrayne's Services. Poster in full bright colour, with map of the Western Isles and Western Highlands, covering Glasgow, Dalmellington, North Uist, Lewis, Cape Wrath.Shows Railways, Steamer routes, Motor Coach routes. Map coloured to show high ground. Artist's name 'W.C. Nicolson' bottom right. Size of map 31" x 22", overall size 39" x 25". With Macbrayne flag bottom left, grey silhouette of highlander bottom right. Folded to 1" x 8". Printed by J. Horn, Glasgow. n.d. c1955. £110.00

  277. Perth, Coupar Angus, Dundee ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 48. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 36". Light red stamp in margin 'Scotland 48 - Outline Series'. Railways inserted to 1910. £32.00

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

  279. Portobello ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet IV N.W. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 18", plus margins. Contours in red. Slightly less than half the map is sea area. Revision of 1931. £12.00
    Covers Seafield Hospital, Joppa, Buddington Mills, Eastfield.

  280. Saddlers and Harness Makers TWELVE BILLS all with printed headings, for Scottish firms. Comprises Dalkeith (2), Glasgow (1), Edinburgh (2), Aberdeen (1), Dumfries(1), Oban (1), Huntly (1), Wishaw (1), Kirkcudbright (1), Stranraer (1). Varying sizes from folio to 8vo, all compoeted with lists of work done. 1880-1920. £25.00

  281. Scottish Bridges and Timber AN ACT to prevent Damage to certain Bridges in Scotland from the floating of Timber. 2pp, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1813. £10.00

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

  283. Anglesey PRINTED LETTER from Vivian and Sons, dated Truro, Feb. 21, 1818. Denies a malicious rumour that was circulated to the Truro papers, implying Vivian and Sons and taken more than their fare share of the profits from their stake in the Anglesey Mines. 32 lines, 4to. There was probably a blank conjoint leaf with the name of the addressee, but this has been torn off. The letter was presumably meant to be published in the local papers. 1818. £18.00
    Vivians had been awarded the contract for smelting the ores of the Mona Mine, 'at Lord Anglesey's request... in the presecution of the Mona Mine, we more than tripled the produce; we paid Lord Anglesey above £5,000 for dues...'

  284. Llandrindod Wells PHOTOGRAPH Grand Pump, Llandrindod Wells. Hudson's Series. Albumen print, size 8" x 11", unmounted, showing musicians playing in the bandstand, buildings in the background, a few people seated on benches in foreground, with a lady in a bath-chair pulled by a donkey, tall pine trees. Small crease at bottom left corner. Title in plate in white. c1890. £22.00

  285. Malltraeth, Anglesey LETTER from Hugh Price, 24th April 1789, about corn and coal for the poor. 1p., 25 lines in a clear hand. Tipped onto album leaf at extreme left edge. Appears to be to an agent or banker who looked after Lord Uxbridge's financial affairs, and possibly Price was Uxbridge's Steward. Says he is recovering from the gout 'the swelling much abated', and the Malltraeth Commissioners will soon ask him for the £815 which 'they demanded of Lord Uxbridge towards embanking and draining the Marsh', but he has only £600 left 'haveing lately paid the Captn. of the Mona one hundred and fifty pounds by Lord Uxbridge's Order.' Mentions the value of the corn distributed to the poor, and a cargo of coals for the poor, the cost to be divided between Lord Boston and Lord Uxbridge. 'I wish to know whether his Lordship means to give any more to the Poor this year'. 1789. £30.00
    Uxbridge became Lord Lieutenant of Anglesey in 1782. In 1784 he was created Earl of Uxbridge. Lord Boston was the other major landowner in Anglesey.

  286. Mount Alyn, Rossett, Denbighshire CATALOGUE OF SALE at Home Farm, March 29th, 1887 comprising Young Dairy Cows & Heifers, Fresh Barrens, Fat Cows, Yearling Heifers, Flock of Grand Shropshire Down & Leicester Ewes... Agricultural Implements... 10pp, 8vo. Traces of having been folded twice. 1887. £12.00
    Four bulls are listed in single lots with pedigrees.

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

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  288. Annuities AN ACT for the Relief of Fulke Emes, Gent., and others who had elapsed their times, either for Paying their Money or Naming their Nominees, for Purchasing Annuities; And also for Relief of Sir John Mead... and Dorothy Ireland and others in respect of several Tickets for Payment of Annuities, and of several Million-Lottery and Malt-Lottery Tickets, and Exchequer-Bills, and Debentures to the Army, which have been Burnt or Lost. 12pp, disbound, plus cover leaf. Attractive woodcut initial letter. 1704. £25.00
    Probably Fulke Emes of Alcester in Warwickshire.

  289. Anti-slavery LETTER to Joseph Smith at Great Bardfield Hall, near Braintree, Essex, from his cousin. 4p., 4to, address panel on last page with circular red postmark with 'F', small black wax seal. Cross written on 3 pages, but not the last, where he writes around the address panel. Speaks of family matters, and other Friends, and lectures they had from 'the Anti Slavery advocate Geo. Thompson two most eloquent lectures on the horrors of Slavery now existing in America. He is indeed an interesting man risen entirely by his extraordinary genius.' Also says Joseph Sturge would stand as M.P. for Birmingham if he thought he could 'forward the slavery question'. 1837. £25.00

  290. Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire PARTICULARS OF VERY DESIRABLE FREEHOLD ESTATES comprising the Vine Farm... First-class Garden and Arable Land at Langford.... Fertile Land at Clothall.... to be Sold by Auction.... July 24, 1862. 3pp., folio, including completed Memorandum. Large folding hand-coloured plan. 1862. £34.00

  291. Billiard Table Fitter PASSPORT of Frederick Edmunds, Billiard Table Fitter, travelling in Europe. Printed on 1p large folio, manuscript inserts, large coat of arms. With stamp in Russian and green Russian 2p 25k stamp, and on verso five more Russian indelible stamps and 3 paper stamps. 1913. £25.00
    Presumably Edmunds was fitting up billiard tables for the Russian aristocracy.

  292. Bradshaw's MAP OF CANALS, NAVIGABLE RIVERS, RAILWAYS &c, In the Southern Counties of England.... Shewing the Heights of the Pools on the Lanes of Navigation, also the Planes on the Railways from a Level of 6ft 10in. under the Old Dock Sill at Liverpoool. One sheet of three only, comprising the western portion, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo marbled wraps, size of engraved surface 37" x 24", (the whole map measured 37" x 72"). Finely engraved, with full wash colour, border at top and bottom and left hand edge, fine calligraphic title, all four edges bound with green silk tape. Some slight off-setting of title. c1830. £110.00
    Covers Bridport, Christchurch, Lechlade, Stroud, Bristol, showing Stroud Canal, Thames & Severn Canal, Somersetshire Coal Canal, Kennet & Avon as far as Wooton Rivers.

  293. British Railways EUROPEAN RAILWAY SERVICES Poster advertising Continental railway services. Size 38" x 48", printed in bright colours. Comprises a map of Europe (including Britain), yellow ground, with the routes in red, city names in black, going as far east as Moscow and Istanbul. The map is 23" x 34". Around the edge are 20 squares of different colours with a figure in national costume in black and white and one colour. The poster has been folded to approx. 11" square. Published by the Southern Region of British Railways. Printed at the Haycock Press. c1960. £80.00


  294. Calligraphy SPECIMENS OF PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL PENMANSHIP Written by J. Gillibrand, Aged 13 Years. Drawing book, size 9" x 13", stiff card wraps, marbled, calf spine. Marbled paper rubbed, front wrap detached at calf on spine chipped. Title page in large lettering, as above, illustrating five different decorative scripts, and ten pages of calligraphic examples, ornamented verses, sample decorative 'Promissory Note', quote from Shakespeare, etc. 1817. £150.00
    Examples include 'Inscription on a Sun Dial' appearing in an arch with title in large decorated letters, an ornamental quill pen above the verse; verse framed with curlicues and an angel's head and wings at the top, Gillibrand's name in large Gothic letters below; a circular design in different scripts 'Who Would Not Carry On Some Brave Design In Honour's Orb Eternally to Shine. J. Gillibrand Scripsit'. It appears that J. Gillibrand lived in Northumberland as a sample 'Form of a Receipt' has the name 'John Gillibrand' and 'Northumberland' in large letters across the bottom.

  295. Cambridgeshire, Northamptonshire BACON'S NEW 'HALF-INCH' CYCLING ROAD MAPS No. 12. Cambridge. Reduced by permission from the New Ordnance Survey. Coloured map size 24" x 32", linen-backed and folding into tall thin 8vo boards, which are slightly faded. Best cycling roads shown in red. With Index of Towns, giving population at 1901 census. Key shows dangerous roads, etc. c1910. £12.00

  296. Campbell (J), Pub. THE FINANCIER A Daily Record of the Money Market, Investments and Trade. Sept. 8, 1879. Newspaper, 12pp., size 14" x 10"... together with... THE JOURNAL OF AUCTIONS AND SALES and Property and Investment Reporter. Supplement to the Law Times. Oct. 1, 1853. 12pp. 2 items. 1879. £10.00
    Includes Receipts of Railway Traffic, Stock and Share List, Mining, etc.

  297. Coinage AN ACT to prevent the defacing of the current Coin of the Realm. 1p., small folio, disbound. 1853. £8.00

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

  299. Continental travel LETTER to Revd. Mr Wynne from his friend John Skippe, dated Roma Dec. 31 1766. 3 pages, small folio, on thick paper, on verso of second leaf is address panel with address at All Souls, Oxford, which has been crossed out and substituted with 'At Mrs. Wynnes, Little Chelsea, Middlesex', with broken wax armorial seal and 3 small indistinct circular postmarks and straightline Oxford postmark. Number 3 with 4 lines top right. Two small splits at edge of 2 folds. 1766. £30.00
    Says he found the scenery in France most striking, especially near Besancon where the woods of fir 'compose a most pleasing Gloom'. Claims he never saw pictures in any house in Switzerland 'those are things that the Swiss trouble their Heads very little about'. Gives address for mail as at Marchese Belloni's. The recipient was probably the Revd. Luttrell Wynne, who inherited the Chelsea house from his father.

  300. Copper and Iron AN ACCOUNT of the Quantities of Copper Sheets and Bolts respectively rolled in His Majesty's Dock Yards of Woolwich and Portsmouth in the Years 1830, 1831, and 1832 3pp., folio, folded with docket title. Nibbled by rodent along 2" of bottom edge of sheets, and two small holes at one fold, not affecting the figures in the tables, but with loss of a few letters in long title. 1832. £15.00
    Includes coal used, salaries, etc.

  301. Copper Imports and Exports AN ACCOUNT OF ALL COPPER IMPORTED into the United Kingdom in the Year ending 5th January 1833... (Mr Pendarves). 10pp., folio, sewn at margin. Also includes copper exported, and from what ports. Ordered by the House of Commons to be Printed 7 June 1833. £24.00

  302. Cornwall and Devon mining COINAGE 1834-5. Christmas. 4to sheet, printed on one side only. Printed with name of town (only Morwellham for Devon) mining company and smelters, with columns for Grain, Common, Totals. Figures have been added in the columns in manuscript, with final total. 1835. £18.00

  303. Devonport and Newcastle AN ACT to confirm certain Provisional Orders of the Local Government Board under the provisions of the Artizans and Labourers Dwelling Improvement Act, 1875, relating to the Boroughs of Devonport and Newcastle-upon-Tyne. 14pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1878. £14.00
    Details articles of agreement etc. between Sir John St. Aubyn and the Corporation of Devonport for compulsory acquisition of an area of Devonport deemed unhealthy, with outline of improvement scheme.

  304. Dorset and Devon ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Fifth Edition. Sheet No. 139. Sidmouth and Lyme Regis. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Blue and black Ellis Martin Cover with hiker, cloth-backed. 1937. £8.00

  305. Dorset and Somerset ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19", border all round, but margins only at sides. Dissected and linen-backed, folding into cloth endpapers. c1890. £18.00
    Covers Ilchester, Sherborne, Mosterton, Packington.

  306. Electric Telegraph SPECIAL REPORT From the Select Committee on the Electric Telegraphs Bill; Together with the Minutes of Evidence Taken Before Them. 253pp., size 13" x 8", original blue printed wraps. Some small pieces of paper missing from top and bottom of spine. Ordered by The House of Commons to be Printed 16 July 1868. £70.00
    The first person to be interviewed by the Committee was Frank Ives Scudamore who had campaigned on behalf of the Post Office for the Telegraph companies to be put under their control. The Bill was passed on 31st July 1868 and enabled the State to take over telegraph operations, paying compensation to the companies.

  307. Fox Photo Archive AN IMPORTANT PHOTOGRAPHIC SOCIAL AND HISTORICAL RECORD of Great Britain between the years 1926 and 1976, will be Sold by Tender by Sotheby's Belgravia... to be sold as two separate archives... 20pp., decorative wraps, size 8" x 8", numerous illustrations, including some in colour. 1976. £16.00

  308. German wines PRICES OF HOCK, RHENISH AND MOSELL WINES John Noah & Jhn Peter Gogel, Frankfurt am Main. Manuscript on 4to sheet, listing 9 wines, with prices, free on board at Rotterdam, for containers of 37-38 English gallons. n.d. c1810. £15.00
    Lists from 1748 - 1806.

  309. Gotch (Bernard) LINOCUT black and white, titled in pencil in margin 'Winter'. On thin paper, size 6" x 7", mounted along top margin on thin card. Letter 'G' in bottom corner. 1940's or earlier. £24.00
    Attractive view of a village street under snow, fields and trees on left.

  310. Great Western Railway PLATFORM TIMETABLE October 6th, 1947 (And Until Further Notice). London, Bristol, Weston-super-Mare, Taunton, Exeter, Plymouth Truro and Penzance. Table No. 4A. Sundays. Printed on pale buff paper, with 'Great Western Railway' heading in large white letters in a black band. Gives the main London - Penzance timetable in most of the top half of the poster, with ten small timetables for branch lines (Week Days Only), including Gwinear Road and Helston, Chacewater and Newquay, Plymouth and Launceston, St Erth and St. Ives. Size 32" x 25". Pinholes at corners. Printed by Wyman & Sons Ltd. 1947. £50.00
    Less than three months after this timetable was issued the Great Western Railway was to become part of British Railways under nationalisation.

  311. Great Western Railway MAP of the lines. Size 19" x 24", extending to Manchester and Liverpool, with ferry lines to Ireland. G.W.R. lines in red, other lines in black. Insets of system in South Wales, Birmingham and London. Folded to small 8vo. n.d. c1890? £12.00

  312. Hawkers and Pedlars AN ACT for placing the Duties of Hawkers and Pedlars under the Management of the Commissioners of Hackney Coaches. 18pp., disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. 1810. £12.00

  313. Hertford College, Oxford MANUSCRIPT POEM IN LATIN titled 'Cook'd up a la dogrel by John Stevens. The Basting by his man Daniel'. Manuscript on one and a half pages, 4to. 22 lines in Latin, rhyming couplets, satirising an announcement by the Bursar of Hertford College, June 27, 1757, that the Buttery and Kitchen will close on 16th July 'by which time the several members of this House are desired to repair to their respective Homes, that the Tutors and officers may be at Liberty to go where their engagements or amusements call them'. On the back of the conjoint leaf is a transcript of the Bursar's notice, with the name 'W. Sh...p' and date. Paper watermarked 'GR'. 1757 or later. £24.00
    'Noverint omnes per presentes/Quotquot in Coll. Hert. sunt Studentes... Ipsa culina extinguetur...'

  314. Hobsons' FOX-HUNTING ATLAS Containing Separate Maps of Every County in England... Showing the Roads, Railways, Canals, Parks Etc., Etc. Compiled from The Maps of the Board of Ordnance and Other Surveys by J. and C. Walker. Size 10" x 15", red cloth boards with decorative gilt title on front board, calf spine. 41 of 42 hand-coloured maps (lacking the Gloucestershire map), showing over 100 hunts, with individual meets, coverts, kennels. Title page, and page with Reference to the Hunts. Boards very stained, spine rubbed at edges, corners and edges of boards rubbed, small tear in cloth on front board. Slight off-setting on Lancashire map, some slight browning in top margin of Surrey map at central fold. (1870). £480.00

  315. Hotels LETTER ON HEADED NOTEPAPER of Kraft's Gd. Hotel de Nice, 1891. 3p large 8vo, with fine engraved view of hotel, gardens, carriages etc., printed in blue.... together with letter on headed notepaper from Grand Hotel Montfleury, Cannes, 1903, with photographic type view of hotel. 1891-1903. £6.00

  316. Indian army NOTES ON THE MILITARY SERVICE Alfred, Charles and Frederick Brooke Corfield, William D'Oyly Burgh, and George Snow Blundell. Two printed forms with printed columns for 'Name' 'Season of Apointment', 'Ensign', 'Lieut.', 'Captain', 'Major', etc., and 'Services'. Size 13" x 16", folded. Filled in in a neat small hand with dates of promotions, much details on their family, army careers in India, written right across the columns. For example for William D'Oyly Burgh, appointed 1799 there are 18 lines filling almost half the page ('action before and capture of Agra fort, battle of Laswari... commanded a wing of his battn. at Binpur in March 1812 & again at Tandianu in July 1814...' c1900. £20.00

  317. Iron imports and exports ACCOUNTS of the Quantities of Foreign Iron Imported into and Exported from Great Britain in the Year 1832... British Iron Exported... British Hardwares and Cutlery Exported from Great Britain (continuation of Parl. Paper no. 455 Sess. 1831-2) Mr Guest. 5p., folio, folded with docket title, sewn at edge. Ordered by The House of Commons to be Printed. 17 May 1833. £24.00

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

  319. Life Annuities RECEIVED BY ME Elizabeth Countess Dowager Cavan Executrix to the Rt. Hon. Richard Lambert late Earl of Cavan... eleven pounds five shillings for twelve months Aunnuity... during the life of Eliz. Davies. 1p., folio, printed with MS inserts, signed by E. Cavan, witnessed James Noel. 2nd March, 1790. £18.00
    Refers to 'An Act... for raising a certain Sum of Money for the Service of the Year 1745, by Annuities & a Lottery...'

  320. Lingard (J), Pr. and Publisher DAILY MAIL Coronation Record. Monday August 11th, 1902. Broadsheet newspaper, 12pp, folds. Numerous line-drawn illustrations, detailed descriptions of ceremony, dresses, illuminations, etc. 1902. £10.00

  321. London - South Wales Motorway REPORT ON THE EFFECT ON AGRICULTURE 3pp, sm. folio, and 7 large folding maps, scale 2in to a mile, showing the line of the 'Modified Direct Route' and 'Modified Southern Route', with areas along the route in different colours. Stapled, lacks back wrap. Marked 'In Confidence'. 1964. £18.00
    'Section 3. Effect on Agriculture', part of a larger study.

  322. London, Brighton and South Coast Railway MINUTE OF THE PROCEEDINGS at the Half-Yearly General Meeting of the Proprietors held at the Terminus Hotel... 22nd July, 1885. 45pp., 8vo, rusty staples, traces of vertical fold... together with... Letter to Shareholders, 3pp., 4to, thin paper, giving 15 Resolutions passed at meeting 30th Jan., 1865, issuing new £5 shares, and a similar leaflet for issue of Ordinary Stock after a meeting of Proprietors on 26th July, 1867. 3 items. 1865-1885. £25.00

  323. Maclean (Fitzroy) LETTER on paper printed with Lowndes Square address, to William Rees-Mogg. 8vo, 8 lines, typed, with 'Dear William' and 'Yours ever Fitzroy' written. Asks him to look at his son Charlie's first book, which he's asked the publisher to send, together with another brief letter thanking him for reading it. July/August 1972. £10.00
    The book was probably 'St. Kilda: Island on the Edge of the World'.

  324. Mathematics MARY FABYAN'S BOOK 27th June 1791. Manuscript copy book of mathematical rules and problems. 4to, marbled boards, calf spine. Marbled paper rubbed and calf on spine very chipped. Mary Fabyan's name as above on flyleaf. 26 pages of 'Addition', 'Subtraction', 'Money' etc., with some problems ('A Grazier gave his Servant £400 to buy Cattle, he bought as follows two Oxen....') and their workings. Six of the headings are large with calligraphic flourishes. Beautifully written throughout. The other end of the book has been used by Mary at the end of her life for pious recounting of Sunday sermons heard (1801-1807), and religious meditations thereon. 45p pages. There are some personal accounts at the very end where she records how a dear friend looked after her son, who died of the whooping cough, then a few months later she was 'confined of a little boy who took his dear little brother's name whom we had lost'. 1791-1807. £120.00
    Mary Fabyan became the wife of Thomas White Windeat, pastor at Totnes. She died in 1811.

  325. Nigeria MY NIGERIAN TRIP November 1923. Handwritten diary, 178 pages in a neat hand in 4to notebook, morocco boards, slightly rubbed at spine and corners, metal clasp. There are approx. 40 blank pages at the end and some leaves after that have been cut out. Describes leaving Bristol and embarking on the T.M.S. Aba for Nigeria at Liverpool, the journey out, arrival in Lagos and the long train journey north, finally arriving 'here at the Residency' at Jemaa, where she meets her husband who works there. She describes the social life, domestic arrangements, servants, etc., visits to the town 'we made quite a stir when we walked through the market, it seems strange still to me to be saluted and bowed to by everyone we pass, quite like Royalty'. The visit Kogoro, Kaura and Iddo. It's possible that her husband worked for the railway, as at Kogoro 'Carl inspected the site. When the railway joins up here, this place will be a junction & quite important... a motor road is coming through from Kuduna...' She returns to Bristol in February 1924. 1923. £50.00
    Interesting insight into colonial life in Northern Nigeria between the wars.


  326. Old Sodbury and Chippenham DRAFT MANUSCRIPT RESOLUTION Proposed Canal from the City of Bristol to join the Wilts. & Berks. Canal at or near Foxham in Wilts. At a very numerous & respectable Meeting of the Landowners... at the Cross Hands Inn in Old Sodbury, Monday the 21st day of May 1810.... His Grace the Duke of Beaufort having... taken the Chair... and The Resolution of a Meeting holden.... at the Angel Inn in Chippenham.... having been read.... Resolved unanimously that the making a Canal... would be highly injurious to the owners... of lands thro' which the same is proposed to be carried...' Manuscript on 3p. sm. folio, folded with docket title and note 'N.B. The Origl. Resolutions taken from the Meeting by the Duke of Beaufort the Chairman'. In an untidy hand with amendments and crossings out (for example the paragraph being the resolution beginning 'That the promoters.... have not acted with... candour...' has been crossed through). There are six resolutions, involving the setting up of a Committee, that they will 'oppose and resist' the application, etc. A couple of small edge tears. 1810. £80.00

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

  328. Poetry COMMONPLACE BOOK containing copied verse. 4to notebook, marbled boards, calf spine, 28 pages in a neat hand. Copied poems by Anna Seward, Moore, Scott, etc., some such as 'My dear Beloved Home and the weeping Ash tree' unattributed, but dated in Quaker style dating. '5th mo. 8th 1826'. Includes poem 'Mrs Hannah More: Written in her Album at Cowslip Green by the Revd. Jas. Newton...' Other poems by Joanna Moore dated Minehead 1800. Approx. 6 leaves have been cut out at the end. On the flyleaf is pasted a small envelope with the name 'George de Horne Esq., Post Office Brighton, to be called for'. 1820's. £45.00

  329. Poor Prisoners AN ACT for providing Relief for the Poor Prisoners confined in the King's Bench, Fleet, and Marshalsea Prisons. 7pp, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1813. £10.00

  330. Publishing AN ACT for more effectually preventing the Sale of Obscene Books, Pictures, Prints.... 4pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1857. £10.00

  331. Railway Clearing House OFFICIAL RAILWAY MAP OF ENGLAND AND WALES Colour printed map showing railways in different colours, size 54" x 48", Scale 1" = seven and a half miles. Linen-backed and folding into rubbed morocco boards, gilt titled. Suface of map in bottom half slightly grubby, a few spots. 1904. £85.00

  332. Rendel and Strachey families THE YOUNG COMPANION Volume 1, No. 1 January 1897 - No. 12 December (1897). Vol. II, No. 1 January 1898 - (no. 12) December 1898. The illustrated manuscript magazine of a clever, witty and precocious family of children, bound in two volumes, 4to, marbled boards, half calf, rubbed, titled 'The Young Companion' in gilt on spines, boards and one spine detached, sewing rather loose, with the first few leaves of volume I loose. Each number with a full-page watercolour title page - charming scenes such as the six children walking on stilts, the baby on a bicycle, a view of the Queen's carriage on Westminster Bridge on the Jubilee procession, a girl bicycling while reading a copy of 'The Young Companion', 'A view of Nell Gwynn's stable from Parkhurst Schoolroom'. There are 39 photographs, mostly very small, and approx. 10 full-page watercolours, and other pen and ink and watercolour illustrations in the text. Articles include recipes, plays, puzzles, scientific experiments, family gossip, descriptions of stays at relatives, scores and photographs of a cricket match played at Rickettswood, 'the residence of Sir Alex M. Rendel' between two family teams, and a description of the house, a paperchase (illustrated with photograph), fashions, a detailed description of the Queen's Jubilee procession by four different children: they had 'a lot of seats in a window of a store house on Westminster Bridge...' Their grandfather hired an omnibus for them, and there is a photograph of the baby on top of the 'private omnibus' in front of St. Martins in the Fields, and four other very small photos of the procession. They had 'a Jubilee cake with red white and blue sugar made by our cook, we could not think were (sic) she got the blue sugar from'. A letter from 'Jungly Wallah' sent from India (presumably their grandfather) is pasted in 'I believe your very valuable paper could be made even more interesting by publishing a series of scenes depicting Native Life and Character in the East... I am sending some photographs of performing bears...' These 8 small photos are pasted in. There are also recollections of their early life by older family members, for example the grandmother's memories of her house Ashwick, near Shepton Mallet, and holidays in Weymouth 'we made excursions to Portland & were deeply interested in seeing the convicts at work in the Quarries...'); a memoir by their grandmother, Jane Strachey, nee Grant, of her childhood at Rothiemurchus, Speyside, and in India (being called 'Mother Bunch' by Lord Elgin etc.), and later at a house called Wittenhall. There is an 80th birthday poem for General Sir Richard Strachey, and a detailed description of the dresses worn by 'Grandmama, Aunt Dorothy and Aunt Pippa' when they were presented to the Queen. Visits to Whitestaunton and Marlborough are recounted, with photographs. Milestones in the baby's life are noted in 'Baby's Chronicle', with photos. Robin Rendel describes Winchester slang and rituals. There is a brief family tree of the Rendels, and one of Richard and Jane Strachey and their children, showing Giles Lytton the last but one child. There is a description of a stay at Lawford Hall ('The day that Grandaddy came back, Lytton stepped out on the balcony and made several speeches to us in an exceeding comic manner about the abolition of slaves.') There are two contributions by Dorothy Shakespeare, a sketch of two hens titled 'Quand ce coq chantera mon amour finira', and a comic letter, in the style of Brutus' speech, to one of the Rendels who was ill. A photograph of her (4" x 3") is pasted in, by the minutes of a meeting at which she is admitted a new member: 'The staff who very much wished to have a proof of Miss Shakespear's Oratorical power asked her to honour the assembly with a few words from the platform... Miss Shakespear choose for her subject: The Play of Julius Caesar at Her Majesty's Theatre...' she is then cross-questioned by the panel about the play. This is possibly the Dorothy Shakespear who married Ezra Pound. 1898-8. £420.00
    Contributors include Richard, Andrew, Elizabeth, Elionor Rendel, H.R. Ricardo (later a well-known engineer), Ralph, Alma, Anna Ricardo. Elionor Rendel, the children's mother, was the eldest child of Sir Richard Strachey and Jane Grant. She appears in the photograph of the Strachey family in the National Portrait Gallery where the family are shown kneeling in imitation of an Elizabethan tomb effigy. (Giles) Lytton Strachey was their uncle. Jane Strachey and 'Aunt Pippa' were leading figures in the Women's Suffrage Movement.

  333. Rowton (Baron) LETTER addressed to 'Dear Col. Beresford', 13 July 1890. Written on 4 sides 8vo, printed heading of 17 Berkeley Square, in an untidy hand, signed 'Rowton'. Says Beresford can by all means take General Fry(?) with him, and if he wishes to see another, rather smaller House he should go to 'R. House in King's Cross Road. But I should rather like the General to see our best & penultimate attempts at Newington Butts - our latest of all only opens on Dec. 1'. 1890. £18.00
    Baron Rowton (Montague William Lowry-Corry) was Private Secretary to Disraeli. He Founded 'Rowton Houses', working men's hostels.

  334. Salmon AN ACT for preventing the Destruction of the Breed of Salmon, and Fish of Salmon Kind, in the Rivers of England. 7pp, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1818. £12.00


  335. Sanders (William) MAP OF THE BRISTOL COAL FIELDS Geologically Surveyed by William Sanders, F.R.S., F.G.S. Sheet no. 15. Lithographed map, size 25" x 31", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. Scale 4" to 1 mile. Shows buildings, roads, canal, field boundaries, proposed railway, geology ('Fullers Earth', 'Forest Marble', Marlstone, etc.). The map has never been coloured. It has been used to mark mining data, with a number of coal pits added in manuscript, naming the pit and showing it with a small black dot outlined in red (for example Britton's Middle, Lower and Upper, Clandown, Salisbury Pits, Old Mills, Foxcote, Braysdown. Lines of sections have been marked in, and there are many lines in red and black ink showing mining workings. Parishes have been outlined in pink, and some parish names added. J. Lavars, Publisher, Bristol. (1862). £155.00
    Covers Marksbury, Monkton Combe, Hemington, Midsummer Norton. This is one sheet from Sanders' large map which was published in 19 sheets.

  336. Sanford and Percival families ABSTRACT OF SETTLEMENTS made previous to the Marriage of The Revd. Edw. Ayshford Sanford with Miss Christina Emma Percival. 22p., sm. folio, folded. 1853. £10.00
    Refers to the will of Sir Charles Flower, Alderman of London. His Trustees included Ambrose Lethbridge Goddard, Henry Hussey Vivian. Does not mention lands in detail. The Sanford family were from the Taunton area.

  337. Shropshire, Montgomery ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXIV S.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 20", border all round. Dissected and linen-backed, folding to small 4to, marbled wraps. A few foxing spots. Electrotype. c1880. £15.00
    Covers Oswestry, Hengoed, Mochnant.

  338. Signal and Telegraph Stations AN ACT to enable His Majesty to acquire Ground necessary for Signal and Telegraph Stations. 7pp. 1815. £12.00

  339. St. Kitts and Nevis IN THE VICE ADMIRALTY COURT OF SAINT CHRISTOPHER Our Sovereign Lady The Queen against the Ship or Vesses called 'Lady Robinson' whereof Charles Wattley was Master, Her tackle, apparel and furniture, seized by George James Evelyn Officer of the Customs.. at the Port of Basseterre... Manuscript, 2p., small folio, folded. Details the evidence of the Customs Officer that the ship had left with passengers for Trinidad without obtaining the necessary clearance. Previously the Master had said the ship was going to Nevis, without passengers. c1856.... together with... Letter from H. Stagg(?) to Messrs. Wigley and Burt, dated Nevis 3rd. June 1853. 2p., small 4to, refers to money he has to repay, says he has been hard pressed, and would like to consult with Burt if he can get to St. Kitts. 1856 and 1853. £20.00
    The first document refers to the Passengers Act of 1855.

  340. St. Petersburg RELEASE by the Creditors of Francis Dring of St. Petersburg in Russia and of Francis Dring and John Brunning Merchants lately in Partnership in St. Petersburg, in consideration of the sum of £500 paid by Katherine Dring of Hull, Francis' mother. 2p., sm. folio. n.d. c1800. £16.00
    Presumably a contemporary copy, not signed.

  341. Stage Coaches AN ACT for granting to His Majesty an additional Duty on Stage Coaches. 2pp, disbound, plus cover leaf. 1796. £15.00

  342. Surrey, Berks. ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 269. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 14" x 20". Linen-backed and folding into sm. 8vo marbled wraps, with Stanford label. c1880. £16.00
    Covers Windsor Great Park, Staines, Bray.

  343. Tin Exports AN ACT for taking off the Duties upon unwrought Tin exported to any of the Countries beyond the Cape of Good Hope. 2pp, small folio, black letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1790. £10.00

  344. Voyage to the Far East DIARY of a voyage on a cargo ship S.S. Cardiganshire, 6th November 1891 - 17th April 1892. Notebook size 7" x 6", cloth wraps, worn at edges. Inner hinge weak. 65 pages. Ink smudged on first page. 1891-2. £65.00
    The writer appears to be travelling with her mother and father (who is employed on the ship, but in what capacity it is not clear). The journey is through the Bay of Biscay, Malta ('full of beggars and priests'), Port Said, Singapore, Hong Kong, Fouchow (where some cargo is destroyed 'father afterwards went in a sampan to telegraph to the owners'), Kobe, Kyoto ('the women shuffle about, dressed picturesquely with short waists & big sleeves tied behind as big as a small pillow, their hair brushed on the top of their head & stiffened with gum...'). At the Malabar coast they load sardines, coffee and ginger.

  345. Wellington, Duke of TWO ENGRAVINGS 'The Duke of Wellington's Bed Room at Apsley House' and 'The Duke of Wellington's Library Study and Sleeping Apartments at Walmer Castle....' Engraved surface excluding title 6" x 9", plus wide margins, on thick paper. c1852. £16.00
    The aged Duke is featured in each.

  346. Wiltshire and Gloucestershire Roads AN ACT for enlarging the Term and Powers of several Acts.... for repairing the Roads from Mead Brook in the County of Gloucester, to Christian Malford Bridge in the County of Wilts.... 13pp, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1809. £10.00

  347. Wiltshire and Gloucestershire AUCTION POSTER for lands in the parishes of Ewen, in Kemble, and Oaksey, to be sold by auction by Acock & Son at the King's Head Inn, Cirencester, Monday February 20, 1837. Size 17" x 11", folds, small tear at one fold, repaired. Attached with a pin are MS Conditions of sale, 3p sm. folio. 1837. £24.00
    Lists 5 Lots, with occupiers.

  348. Wiltshire and Somerset Auction PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Farm.... Known as 'Alcombe Farm'.... Situate in the Parishes of Box and Ditteridge, also Freehold Dwelling-Houses, Gardens, Building Land, Lime-Kilns and other Premises, Situate in the Upper Bristol Road, about 1 miles from the City of Bath. To Be Sold by Messrs. Hawkins & Son.... On Thursday the 4th day of November, 1886. Folio, 5pp, folded, 3 large folding coloured plans. 1886. £32.00

  349. Workers' Travel Association SUNSHINE CRUISES by the W.T.A. 1933. Folded card forming a booklet with illustration in typical thirties style showing bright North African scene, etc. Price list and booking form enclosed. 1933. £6.00

  350. Wright (John), Printer THE GREAT WESTERN ADVERTISER AND CHRONICLE For the Counties of Gloucester, Somerset, Wilts, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall.... Saturday, March 7, 1846. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp. 3" brown stain under title. Attractive vignettes of trains, ships waggons etc, and head of notices. Red tax stamp. 1846. £16.00
    Includes notices for calls for Shares for Bristol and Exeter Railway, of sailings of steam packets from Bristol to Newport, St. Ives, Padstow, Quebec, New York, etc, with small woodcuts of trains, ships, and long report of meeting of Bristol and Exeter Railway and South Devon Railway Companies.

  351. Wyld (J) A NEW MAP OF THE COUNTRY TWENTY-FIVE MILES ROUND LONDON Published by Jas. Wyld (Successor to Mr Faden), Geographer to the Queen, 5 Charing Cross East 1844. Fully hand-coloured map, 42" x 48", scale 1" to 1 mile. Dissected and mounted on linen, edges bound with tape. Folding into marbled paper endpapers, marbled paper darkened. 1844. £260.00
    Howgego 188 (11). The original map was by Faden. Extends to Hertford, Basildon, Reigate, Beaconsfield.

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