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Castle and Town of Windsor AN ACT to empower the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods to make certain Alterations and Improvements in the Approaches to the Castle and Town of Windsor. Pages numbered 593-636, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre, and William Spottiswoode, 1848. £12.00
Reynolds & Co. THE ALBUM OF WINDSOR VIEWS 30 photolitho views on extending strip, folding into sm. 4to boards, gilt, corners slightly rubbed. c1880. £17.00
Shellingford CATALOGUE of Auction Sale on the Farm Premises in the Village of Shellingford, by the direction of the Executors of T.M. Goodlake. 8pp, first page printed in a variety of type-faces with details of the Auction, and items in sale, including 6 Capital Working Horses, 7-Horse-Power Steam Engine, 4 Scotch Carts, 71 Hampshire Down Stock Ewes, 24 Geese, etc. Luker, Typ. Faringdon. 1877. £16.00
Windsor Forest AN ACT for enquiring into the State of Windsor Forest in the County of Berks and for ascertaining the Boundaries.... Pages numbered 1261-1266, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1806. £14.00
New Windsor AN ACT for enabling the Mayor, Bailiffs and Burgesses of the Borough of New Windsor.... to repair and maintain their great Bridge over the River of Thames.... leading.... to Eton.... 5pp, disbound, plus cover leaf. Some off-setting. 1736. £12.00
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RARE HAND-COLOURED PLAN Ashmead (G.C) ASHMEAD'S MAP OF THE CITY AND BOROUGH OF BRISTOL, Reduced from the Original Survey and corrected to 1871. Fine engraved plan, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into original 8vo, unlettered cloth boards, overall size of map approx. 38" x 34". Scale approx. 1" to 1 furlong. With Reference tables of Public Buildings, Schools, Almshouses, Dissenting Chapels, Principal inns and Hotels etc. With the wards hand-coloured, and outlined in a deeper shade. Published by G.C. Ashmead & Son, 11 Small Street, Bristol: March, 1871. £550.00 -- See Illustration
¶ Ashmead issued his first plan of Bristol in 1828. This was largely based on the work of Joseph Plumley who died after only issuing the prospectus for his map. This first Ashmead map measured 75" x 58" with a scale of 200 feet = 1 inch. Ashmead went on to issue smaller, reduced scale, plans of Bristol in 1833, 1846, 1855, 1871 and 1882. This edition extends from Windmill Hill to Cold Harbour Farm in the north, from the Black Swan on Stapleton Road to Nightingale Valley in the West.
Besley (William) OBLIGATION BOND to Thomas Neast of Bristol, Victualler for £120. In English and Latin, printed with manuscript inserts. 1p, sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf with docket title. Small wax seal. Signed by Besley and 2 witnesses. 1729. £24.00
Blacksworth, Manor of COPY OF COURT ROLL recording the admission to a messuage and garden in the Manor of Nathaniel Ogbourne, Whipmaker, of Barton Regis. Vellum, 10" x 14", signed by Abraham Elton, farmer of the Manor, with wax seal showing a swan or similar bird. Some light browning in parts. 15th Sept. 1738. £18.00
Brain (Horace) MR. W. HORACE BRAIN'S ANNUAL ADDRESS Why Women Should be Kind to Their Husbands, Why there are so many Old Maids in Clifton.... 4p, folio, folded, with some splits at margin, and along one fold. 1907. £18.00
¶ Attacks people who exploit shop girls ('There are only two shops in Bristol who regard their shop assistants as young ladies, and these are Pakeman, Whiteladies Road, and Jolly, College Green...'), driving on Sundays, the Town Council, the badly-dressed old maids of Clifton, etc.
Bristol Avon River Board FIFTEENTH AND FINAL STATUTORY ANNUAL REPORT for the year ended 31st March 1965. 45pp., wraps, small folio. Illusts. 1965. £8.00
¶ Includes sections on drainage, fisheries etc.
Bristol Grammar School Old Boys ANNUAL DINNER at Kettners' Restaurant, Shaftesbury Avenue. Charles Macarthur, M.P., in the Chair. July 6th, 1898. Printed on pink card, size 5" x 3", front page slightly faded... together with... similar Menus for Dinner 1899, 1902, 1903, 1904. The last two are slightly smaller and have decorative borders with gilt. 5 items. 1898-1904. £25.00
Bristol Spring Assizes COMMON AND SPECIAL JURY LISTS Two printed lists on blue paper, for 1873, each listing approx. 50 jurors with occupations. Pinned to the lists are papers relating to a case in the Exchequer of Pleas concerning land at Churchstaunton in Devon, Buckland and Coombe St. Nicholas in Somerset. 1873. £18.00
¶ Among the occupations listed are seedsman, carver, dressing case maker, wine merchant, cutler, surgical instrument maker.
British Association STREET MAP OF BRISTOL Plan issued for Bristol Meeting, 1930, printed in black red and blue, size 25" x 26", scale 6" to 1 mile, folding into chipped envelope with printed title. 1930. £15.00
Clifton OFFICE EXTRACT OF RECOVERY Jonathan Harwood demandeth against Thomas Ward Six Messuages Six Gardens.... Fifty Acres of Pasture Twenty Acres of Wood One hundred acres of Furze and Heath.... in Clifton. 1p, blank conjoint leaf with docket title. Impressed tax stamp. Michaelmas Term 1784. £16.00
¶ Extracted c1816.
Clifton Theological College MEMORANDUM and Articles of Association of Clifton Theological College Trust. 13pp., printed wraps, sm. folio. 1936. £8.00
Dalton (Edward) COLLECTIONS RELATING TO BRISTOL Scrap book of off-prints from the Bristol Mirror, 4to, paper boards, chipped calf spine, comprising 35 off-prints, mainly printed on one side only, including 19 of the 'Rambling Observations' series on Bristol Buildings, Poem on Prince Albert's Visit to Bristol, Remarks on Rownham Spring etc. Also bound in are a manuscript letter from Sir John Cox Hippesley, Ston Easton, 1820, flyer put out by the Bristol Library Committee to encourage 'in the public mind a greater interest in its favour', setting out the working of the library, rules, types of books held etc., 2pp, 4to, 19th March 1827. With Dalton's bookplate inside front board. Compiled c1840. £38.00
Dolphin Society PRESIDENTS' NAMES numbers of Persons who dined, amount of Collection.... from its first institution in 1749.... to 1909. Folio sheet, printed in blue with decorative border, folds, some small repaired edge tears. 1910. £10.00
Floods AN ACT to enable the Mayor Aldermen and Burgesses of the City of Bristol to construct a Culvert and other works for the relief of the Floods in the Cutlers Mills Brook.... 23pp., cloth boards with gilt title. 1899. £15.00
Fraser (J.A) NOTES ON THE COMMERCIAL RELATIONS OF BRISTOL AND PORTUGAL 54p., foolscap, typescript. Rough paper wraps with manuscript title. 1927. £18.00
Gaol AN ACT for building a New Gaol, a Penitentiary House and House of Correction, within the City of Bristol, and for regulating, maintaining, and supporting the same; and for disposing of the present Common Gaol of the said City of Bristol, and County of the same City.... Black Letter. Cover leaf + 80pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1792. £25.00
Gardiner, Sons & Co. SPECIMENS OF FIREPLACE SUITES From the Showrooms of Gardiner, Sons & Co., Ltd. 8pp., 4to, wraps, coloured illustrations on each page. c1935. £10.00
Hospitals and Workhouses AN ACT for rendering more effectual the several Acts passed for the erecting of Hospitals and Workhouses within the City of Bristol, for the Better employing and maintaining of the Poor thereof. Black Letter, 12pp and cover leaf. 1745. £16.00
Kingsdown SKETCH PLAN of 'Revd. Mr Foot's Gout. Top Part of St. Michael's Hill. May 1772.' Manuscript sketch plan, with measurements and crude compass rose, size 15" x 6", folds, showing road from 'Road to or from Gallows' at top to 'Mr Tendals Field' at the bottom, showing 'Pavement' and 'Main House', 'Bare Premises', 'Bare Stables', 'dung Hole' 'Pool 10ft by 12ft.''Gout covered to Pool', 'Willett's Garden', 'Holmses Garden'. The various features are described in more detail on verso with key letters, e.g. 'F. A kind of Reservoer or Pool into whitch the Gout empties itself. From this Pool to the ditch in Mr Tendals field is a open gout with only a small Canall Cutt in the Suface of the Garden'. 1772. £40.00 -- See Illustration
Lavars & Co. Printer MAP OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF BRISTOL. (As extended 1904.) Folding, dissected and mounted on linen, 31" x 44", folding into marbled wraps with printed label. Built-up area printed in pale green, border added in red wash, some streets in central area neatly marked in green. 1904. £60.00
¶ Extends from Hallen to Bedminster Down, Staple Hill to Avonmouth and Portbury.
Lysaght (John), Limited. AGRICULTURAL FEEDING APPLIANCES Manufactured by John Lysaght, Limited, Galvanized Iron Works, Bristol. Catalogue printed in blue on yellow paper, on both sides of sheet 15" x 17", folded to form brochure 5" x 8". Each item attractively illustrated, with prices for different sizes. September 1902. £35.00
¶ Includes wheelbarrows, water-carriers, garden tables and chairs, hay-racks, troughs.
Montpelier Auction TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION, By Mr Harril, at the Full-Moon, North Street, On Tuesday, the 12th day of April, 1825.... Freehold Messuage, or Dwelling-House, Garden, and Premises, called Ashley Lodge, situate, standing, and being at Montpelier, near the Orphan Asylum.... Lists 8 Lots. Small folio, 3pp, Conditions of Sale on page 2 and memorandum for Lot 7 completed in manuscript. Rose, Bristol, Broadmead: 1825. £26.00
¶ Includes Messuage and yard in St. James Churchyard in the possession of T & W Maby, Cabinet Makers.
Norrington Hingston & Co. ACCOUNT BOOK Manuscript account book giving yearly Balance Sheets, 23rd July 1866 - 20th July 1892. Approx. 300 pages, neatly written. Full green calf with broken metal clasp, size approx. 10" x 6". 1866-92. £60.00
¶ Gives list of stock, including Peru Guano, Bone, dried blood, and machinery etc., for each year. Norrington Hingston were at the Chemical Manure Works, Crew's Hole, St. George.
Scholastic Trading Co. NEW AND IMPROVED MAP OF BRISTOL AND ENVIRONS Scale 6" to 1 mile. Colour-printed map folding into small 8vo stiff wraps. Shows stations, railway and tram routes, some small illustrations of buildings such as Muller's Orphanage, Children's Hospital. 11pp. Street Index, adverts. for local firms printed on verso of plan. c1910. £28.00
¶ A 'Pharus' map.
Taylor and Sons, Printer THE BRISTOL TIMES AND MIRROR April 6, 1896. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp., folds. Paper slightly darkened. 1896. £8.00
¶ Includes much local church news.
Trenchard Street, Bristol AUCTION POSTER. Messrs. Fargus will sell by Auction at "The Hatchet Inn," Frogmore Street, Bristol; On Thursday. Dec. 21st, 1865.... All that Messuage shop and premises, 3, Trenchard Street, Bristol, Now in the occupation of Mr George Watkins.... All that Freehold Dwelling Place, Trenchard St., Bristol, Now in the Occupation of Mr Francis Webb.... Size approx. 18" x 12", folds. Tipped onto the back are the manuscript 'Conditions of Sale' and completed 'Memorandum'. Few small holes to manuscript where folded. Pole, Printer, &c., John Street, Bristol. 1865. £22.00
Veale & Co., Bristol, Photographer PHOTOGRAPH titled in white in plate 'Physical Training Demonstration. May 26th, 1926.' Shows what seems to be the Rovers' Ground with factory chimney in distance, stands with large audience, hundreds of boys and girls spelling out a pattern with 'Virtute et Industria', large audience. Size 5" x 11". 1926. £16.00
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Aylesbury CATALOGUE OF 60 OXFORD DOWN SHEARLING RAMS the Property of J. & S. Treadwell, To Be Sold by Auction... Upper Winchendon... 16pp., size 7" x 5". With pedigree up to 7 times grand dams. 1907. £14.00
Aylesbury Elections AN ACT for the preventing of Bribery and Corruption in the Election of Members to serve in Parliament for the Borough of Aylesbury.... Pages numbered 553-555, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1804. £12.00
Clifton COUNTERPART of deed of bargain and sale of 250 acres called the Great Pasture or Newfield in Clifton, (Clifton Reynes) Mary Low and James and Elizabeth Low to Sir Thomas Higgins and Thomas Robinson, and Francis Boteler of the third part. Vellum, size 14" x 20", very decorative printed calligraphic heading. Signed by 4 parties with heavy wax seals on tags. Witnessed on verso. 1667. £45.00
¶ A fine attractive deed. Boteler paid the Lows one thousand seven hundred pounds, and Higgins and Robinson paid them one shilling.
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Arrington AN ACT for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act.... for repairing the Road from Cambridge to the Old North Road near Arrington.... 16pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1817. £12.00
Castor PHOTOGRAPH of a fine newly-built wooden barn, team of horses in front, large hay-cart at side, man on horseback. Size 6" x 8", mounted on buff mount, mount slightly rubbed. In white at corner of plate is name (indistinct) 'F. McCurdie(?), Castor, Photo.' Note on verso 'Barn built by Ed. Yeats, Gibby and R.B.W.' with key to names of 4 men in photo. c1910. £20.00
¶ There are no other buildings visible, or any trees.
Haddenham AUCTION POSTER. To be Sold by Auction, by George Legge at the Three-Kings Inn, in Haddenham, On Monday, the 29th day of June, 1846.... The following Valuable Parcels of Land, Copyhold of the Manor of Haddenham.... Printed on one side only, size approx. 17" x 13", few folds, attractive printing with small hands pointing to lines naming occupiers. Small piece torn from top right margin approx. 1" sq. Clements. Printers, Ely: 1846. £22.00
Wilburton, Ely GROWING CROPS OF CORN With the straw.... to be Sold by Auction at the Chequers in Wilburton.... August the 22nd, 1854.... Poster, sm. 4to, with acreage and Cultivation of 26 plots in New Cut, Flexon Field, etc. Traces of folds. 1854. £16.00
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Lowfield ACCOUNT BOOK OF SOCIETY OF FRIENDS inscribed 'Lowfield Book' on front endpaper, and 'Lowfield Book 1766' on front board. 4to, full parchment boards, front inner hinge broken. 162 full pages of entries, in a neat hand throughout. Lists receipts from rents of lands 'for the Lowfield' 'for Marsh More and Shaw', 'Samuel Clare hath Received the rents of the Lands belonging to Frandley Meeting... £76.18.0d', and expenditure on upkeep of the meeting house (there is a 2p. list of nails, locks, paint, flags, line etc., and there are payments for 'repairing the Graveyard Wall', 'for gleazing at the Meeting House', 'new door fr Meeting House yard and for hanging the old one for a Cole House'), charitable payments, entertainment of visiting Friends etc. The accounts are signed regularly by 4 people, and the dates are in the Quaker style throughout. References are made to Akworth School, Frandley Meeting House, Newton Meeting House, 'Pd. to repairing the Meeting House at Chester...'. 1766-1812. £370.00
¶ Amongst the charitable payments were '18th 5mo. 1777 Pd. for a publick friend that was at our general meeting at Frandly being not well in her journey to Morley... 6s'; 'Pd. John Reynold for drawing the carrage at the burial of Mary Gregg'; 'James Finney had for makeing Edward Gandey two Westcoats and a coat 3s.6d.'
New Brighton AN ACT for constructing a Pier at New Brighton.... 13pp, disbound, last leaf loose, held with small staples. 1864. £12.00
The Greenbanks, Ellesmere CATALOGUE of the Attractive & Highly Important Sale.... Farming Stock and Implements, 200 Iron Hurdles.... Handsome Roan Mare.... Kitchen & Culinary Utensils &c.... 22pp, 8vo. Traces of vertical fold. 1889. £10.00
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Altarnun POSTER To Be Let.... well-known Grassy Farm called Burland.... now in the occupation of Messrs. Hicks and Coombe.... valuable Rights of Common on Trevague Moor. 17" x 11", with folds. Dated 21st December, 1858. £16.00
FRANCIS BASSET OF TEHIDY Basset (Francis) DRAFT CODICIL of the Will of Francis Basset Esq., of Tehidy. 5 pages, folio, with corrections and amendments, held at corner with pin, lst sheet worn at fold. 1769. £38.00
¶ Concerns his wish that his nephew the Revd. John Basset Collins should be presented to the Rectory of Camborne.
Boconnoc Estate PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Farms, Small Holdings, Dwellinghouses and Gardens, Accommodation Lands, Business Premises and the Reversionary Interests of Valuable Properties in the parish of St. Stephen in Brannel.... embracing areas in and around Nanpean, Foxhole, High Street and Halviggan to be Sold by Auction at the Church Rooms, Nanpean.... August 11th, 12th, 13th, 14th, 1947. 60pp, sm. folio, wraps, 3 large coloured folding plans in pocket at rear. Rust spots at edges of wraps, bottom edge of wraps slightly ragged. 1947. £70.00
¶ Includes farms of Menmundy, Nanpean, Higher Henmoor, Lower Goverseth, Stennagwyns, house at 'Hard-to-come-by'Summary on first page gives list of tenants. Plans show Wheal Louisa, Hallew, Bloomdale, Wheal Bull, Penbough, Noppies, North and East Carloggas China Clay Works.
Bodmin area ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXX. Covers the area from Boscastle to Luxulyan. Printed surface 24" x 37", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 4to. c1850. £34.00
¶ With geological symbols.
Bodmin Road to Bodmin Railway GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. CORNWALL RAILWAY. BODMIN BRANCH 2 CHAIN SURVEY 1904. M 274 to M 280. Containing sheets Nos. 1-2 inclusive and with 2 sheets not numbered. 4 hand-coloured lithograph printed sheets, each sheet mounted on linen with a single vertical fold, overall size approx. 25" x 40", recently bound in half cloth paper boards, paper label on top board. Size of the volume approx. 25" x 23". There are two plans of the railway line, each showing 1 mile of track, on each Sheet. Scale 2 chains to 1". Compass rose and scale bar on each sheet. Verso of maps very slightly dusty, otherwise a clean set, small piece missing from foot of last leaf, not affecting the lithographed surface. London: Thos. Kell and Son, Lithographers. 1904. £190.00 -- See Illustration
¶ The plans show the route of the railway from Bodmin Road Station to Bodmin Station, and include fine detailed plans of each station, and a small separate plan of Boscarne Junction. They include the adjacent buildings, houses, signal boxes, goods sheds, cranes, taps, troughs, smithies, oil tanks, etc. The plans also show viaducts, bridges and their span, tunnels, parish boundaries, woodland, wells, quarries etc. The names of the landowners adjacent are shown with details of leases or conveyances. There are occasional later details of land transactions neatly written in red ink, up to the 1950's. The distance from Paddington is shown at quarter of a mile intervals.
Bodmin Waterworks Company AN ACT to extend the limits of supply of the Bodmin Waterworks Company to enable them to construct additional works.... 14pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1893. £8.00
Breage JUSTICE'S WARRANT to the Constables of Helston to summon and warn James Johns of Breage, Tinner, to appear at the Guildhall to answer the Complaint of Ann Philips and Mary Priske for a Misdemeanor. Oblong sm. 4to, printed with manuscript inserts, signed. On verso is signed promise of Sarah Johns, widow to pay John Plomer 5s. 1787. £16.00
Buck (S. & N) THE SOUTH EAST PROSPECT OF ST. MICHAELS MOUNT IN CORNWALL is humbly Inscrib'd to Sr. John St. Aubyn Bart., the worthy Proprietor and on of the Representatives in Parliament for that County by his much oblig'd and very humble Servants Saml. & Nathl. Buck. Fine copper-engraved view, size 12" x 32", including title and key at bottom of view. Fine close-up, dramatic view of the mount, castle flying flag, with Penzance and Paul to the left, Ludgvan and Marazion to the right, numerous ships and rowing boats. Small coat of arms, decoratively-printed dedication, and key to 13 places below view. Trace of central fold. Saml. & Nathl. Buck delin et sculp. Publish'd according to Act of Parliamt. May 24 1739. No. 1 Garden Court Middle Temple. £400.00
Central Cornwall Railway A BILL For authorising the Central Cornwall Railway Company to run over divers Railways, and for authorising Arrangements between them and other Railway Companies... Stitched as issued. 9pp. 1866. £16.00
Central Cornwall Railway Company A BILL For authorising the Central Cornwall Railway Company to run over divers Railways, and for authorising Arrangements between them and other Railway Companies; and for other purposes. 9pp. 1866. Folio, stitched as issued, folded. 1866. £14.00
Cornwall Boiler Co. ARCHITECT'S DRAWINGS Two detailed scale drawings on waxed cotton, in ink, one with some colour, size 22" x 18", showing 'Section through Rivetting Tower', 'Detail of Gate', and larger scale detail of top of rivetting tower, the other size 23" x 34", showing 'South Elevation' and 'West Elevation', of rivetting tower on a long building of two stories with 5 windows on ground floor, eight on the first floor, and a single storey extension, and a separate building with round window. Both signed by architects. Sept. 1892. £50.00
Cugar ASSIGNMENT by way of Mortgage of Chicarne in Cugar in Grade, Naboth Randle of Grade, Yeoman, to Thomas Stephens. Large vellum sheet, wax seal. 1856. £12.00
Duchy of Cornwall AN ACT to enable His Majesty to make Leases, Copies, and Grants of Offices, Lands, and Hereditaments, Parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall... 4pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1822. £9.00
Duchy of Cornwall AN ACT to enable Her Majesty to make Leases and Copies of Offices, Lands, and Hereditaments, Parcel of Her Dutchy of Cornwall.... 3pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1708. £15.00
Duty on Coals AN ACT for allowing a Drawback of the Duty on Coals consumed in Lead Mines in Cornwall. Pages numbered 1125-1126, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1816. £9.00
Fraddon BILL on small slip of paper titled 'Mr Paynter Bill to Fradden Gate' September - January 1801, mentions 'sadle horses' 'cheas', enclosed in small sheet of paper with docket title 'the Keeper of Fraddon Gate in full to this day £0.5.8d'. 1801. £10.00
Grade TITHE APPORTIONMENT of the Parish of Grade in the County of Cornwall. 1843. 14pp, folio, plus 2p introduction, plain wraps with printed label. Printed in columns for Landowner, Occupiers, No. on Plan, Description of Lands, Cultivation, Rent Charge apportioned. Pages dog-eared but clean, wraps grubby with some ink blots, spine worn. Carlyon, Printer, Helston, 1843. £110.00
¶ Tenements include Worvas, Trevelgas, Kuggar, Chiverton, Plain an Quarry, Ledra, Polteska.
Hawkins (Thomas) Estates of AN ACT for Impowering Trustees.... of the four Sons of Thomas Hawkins, Esquire, deceased, to make Leases of Estates in the County of Cornwall.... 12pp. 1768. £20.00
¶ Concerns Manor of Cargoll and includes rights to grant Setts.
Helston CONVICTION of William Heritage from Birmingham for Hawking. 21 lines on vellum, ink rather faded, 6" x 11". Signed J. Borlase, wax seal. 1820. £16.00
¶ He exposed for sale 'several boxes of ivory and bone goods and Japan and Britannia metal goods'.
Helston CONVICTION of Thomas Banfield for swearing profane oaths. Vellum, 5" x 8", manuscript. Wax seal. Signed J. Borlase. 1816. £15.00
Helston CONVICTION of Christopher Wilson who did unlawfully 'travel and trade with Teas for sale by way of Hawking as a Hawker Pedlar or petty chapman'. 23 lines in ms, vellum, size 9" x 13". Wax seal. Signed by Mayor. 1820. £22.00
¶ Two witnesses, Honor Gonnian and Catherine Gilbert said he called at their houses and ofered teas for sale.
Helston ORDER from the Mayor, signed, to the Serjeants at Mace to proclaim the Sessions of the Peace... and to summon the people who are to serve on the Grand Jury. 1p., manuscript, sm. folio, two small papered seals, with list of 19 names of Jury on adjoining leaf. Folded, some browning at centre, some slight wear in margin at central fold. 1747. £22.00
Helston REPORT ON THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY OF HELSTONE; 2pp. with a folding plan by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline, Scale 4" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound, a few small chips at edge of text page. 1837. £18.00
Helston TWENTY THREE CONVICTIONS for having false weights. All dated May 1820, each consisting of two separate pages, small folio, one being the Information and Complain of Benjamin Moon, Surveyor of Weights and Balances for the West division of Kirrier, reporting the visit to the shop, etc., printed with manuscript inserts, the other in MS signed by 2 Justices with 2 small papered seals, setting out conviction and fine. 1820. £75.00
¶ Moon seems to have been particularly zealous in carrying out his duties. Names of those convicted include Tresidder, Julian, Hawke, Curry, Priske, James, Oliver (had false weights at his Mills), Bunny, Dreadon.
Helston, Borough of PETITION of Thomas Freeman, Prisoner in the Prison of the said Borough... to Charles Pennock Mayor of the Bourough...' 1p, folio, signed by Freeman, praying that George Johns, who he is indebted to in a case of trespass, be brought before the court, Freeman being minded 'to deliver up all his real and personall Estate...', on verso is assignment of his estate, signed. Attached are 3 pages listing all Freeman's debts (mostly recorded with name and expenses, but some recording cyder, rum, 'To Doctor Thomas Wills for phisick' etc.) and money owed to him ('John Daws of Marazion for glass sold to him')... together with 'Rule' signed by Pennock, notice of service of summons and another sheet detailing case. April 1743. £35.00
Hockin (William) & others THE MEMORIAL OF WILLIAM HOCKIN Robert Richards, William Cardell, William Vivian and Thomas Pope Rosevear. 2pp., folio, lithographed in cursive. Hockin and the others were Lords of part of the Manor of Lelant and the Bodriggy Estate. They complained that the proposed railway would reinforce the monopoly of the Cornish Copper Company: 'trains of waggons and other Carriages passing and repassing the said Bridge (belonging to the Cornish Copper Company).... would prevent the public from sailing up the said Channel or Canal and from landing their Merchandize on the Wastrell of the said estate of Bodriggy'. A plan is referred to which is not present. Some manuscript notes at bottom of page 2, address panel on verso with broken wax seal, sent to Rev. Wm. Hockin at Phillack, with a letter on blank page to 'my dear father' about the engrossing and printing of the memorial 'The notes have been inserted in this copy with a pen & ink but will be lithographed in the other copies. I have ordered 150. W.H.' Split along one fold, repaired on verso with archival tape. 1834. £45.00
Lanhydrock Estates PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Freehold Agricultural Estates and Accommodation Lands within the Manor of Trevillis, situate in the Parishes of St. Pinnock, Braddock and Liskeard, and the Borough of Liskeard.... extending to about 726 Acres comprising Three Valuable Pasture and Arable Farms, Tenements, Cottages, Accommodation Lands.... 102 Acres of Woodland. To be Offered By Auction.... 13th April 1912. 20pp., folio, printed paper wraps, five large coloured folding plans in pocket at rear. Split at spine, due to weight of maps in pocket, repaired with document tape, tear in back wrap. Some slight waterstaining down right margin of a few leaves. 1912. £70.00
¶ Includes Penhole Farm, West and East Trevillis Farms, St. Pinnock, Emlyn's Park, Cricket Field, Stone Yard etc. at Liskeard.
Lostwithiel (Borough of) TO THE CONSTABLE OF THE SAID BOROUGH These are in his Majesty's Name to command you.... to summon Thomas Talling Junr. Cordwainer of the said Borough.... to appear before me.... to answer to the complaint and information of James Mutton Carpenter of St. Wennoe for an assault committed on him.... Printed certificate, sm. 4to, with ms inserts, signed by the Justice, P.J. Pomery. Traces of folds and a few ink blots. 8th April 1836. £20.00
WATERCOLOUR Merritt (H.S) NEWLYN HARBOUR View of the harbour at low tide, watercolour and pen and ink, size 11" x 15". n.d. 1950's? £75.00
¶ A close up view in subtle dark green and reddish brown tones, with boats and harbour wall with ladder in foreground, and men working.
Padstow Quay A LIST OF DUES PAYABLE AT PADSTOW QUAY Alphabetical list of items, with dues payable. Included 'Anchorage, 1s British, 2s Foreign', 'Butter 1d a Firkin', 'Pilchard 2d Quayage and 1d Lodgmt.', 'Salt 10d per Ton home consumption 6d per Ton Fishery'. Manuscript, 1p, large sheet folded to foolscap size. 1803. £18.00
Penhalveor and Prazeruth AN ACCOMPT OF THE MONEY RECD. ... from Julyan Martyn for the purchase of Penhalveor and Praze Ruth... Manuscript, 1p., small 4to, listing money from bonds of various people, in gold etc. totalling £260. Signed as received by John Oliver. Blank conjoint leaf with docket title. Some fraying at top edge. n.d. c1700. £15.00
Penryn Elections AN ACT to indemnify Witnesses who may give Evidence, before the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, on a Bill to exclude the Borough of Penryn from sending Members to serve in Parliament. Pages numbered 157-158, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1828. £12.00
Perranarworthal to Redruth Railway AN ACT for making a Railway from the Cornwall Railway to Redruth.... 14pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1864. £22.00
Saint Burian A BILL intituled An Act to provide for the Division of the Deanery of Saint Burian into Three Rectories, and for abolishing the Royal Peculiar of Saint Burian. 5pp. 1850. £14.00
Sayer (Robert) PLAN OF THE ROAD AND HARBOUR OF FOWEY OR FOY. by Lieut. James Cook of the Royal Navy. in Cornwall. Fine copper plate engraving with wide margins, engraved surface approx. 25" x 19", scale 1" = 1 mile. Single fold. Printed for Robert Sayer, Map & Chartseller, No 53 Fleet Street, as the Act directs, Decmr. 1st 1786. £400.00
¶ Shows Mixto, Pendennick, Polruan, Menabilly, Coomb, good plan of Fowey with Place House and Tower shown in elevation. Shows features such as Hewitts Rope House, Windmill, Gun Batteries, St. Catherine's Castle, Poulrudman, etc. There are also 3 sections, including an attractive view size 1" x 9", of buildings in Fowey with surrounding hills.
Scilly AN ACT to authorize Persons duly appointed to act as Justices of the Peace in the Islands of Scilly, although not qualified according to Law. Pages numbered 309-310, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1834. £12.00
St. Ives COUNTERPART LEASE of two dwelling houses, Bakehouse and Garden near the Higher Bridge, St. Ives, Thomas Bedford Bolitho of Trewidden to Charles Tremearne of St. Ives. Large vellum sheet, 21" x 28", wax seal. 1873. £12.00
¶ Refers to past occupiers etc. The property is referred to as part of the manor of Dynas Ia and Porthia.
St. Ives EVANGELIST'S LETTER 3 pages closely-written on paper, size approx. 15" x 9", 2 leaves, folded, integral address panel and faded black 'St Ives - C' stamp. Addressed to Mrs Denham (the writer's mother), 100 Bermondsey Street, Southwark, London, dated Saint Ives Janry. 4th 1832, but sections dated up to 30th Jan., signed M.A. Denham. Wear at some folds, with loss of a few words. The writer appears to have been in St. Ives on a preaching mission for 2 or 3 months 'My Christian regards to our Preachers.... I've delivered my Lord's message week after week.... I believe all these unusual meetings will be given up except the children or young people's, upwards of 40 attend that, Mondays at 6.... those of the grown persons that wish for help may (attend) the new rais'd class which met last Wednesday for the first time, 9 persons (married & single) joind having previously taken notes of admittance of Mr Carvesso (?). All seem in a fair way for the Kingdom.' Jan 4th - 30th 1832. £28.00
St. Minver JOHN RANDALL'S CHARITY Folio sheet setting out the bequest of John Randall, late of St. Just for the preaching of a sermon at St. Minver yearly for 1000 years, and of 20s yearly to poor widows and fatherless children. With notes of names in a small hand on conjoint leaf for 1792, 1796, 1797 listing approx. 11 names... together with... Mrs Darell's Charity, Jan. 9th 1785, listing 40 names, 'Mrs Darrell's charity money will be distributed on Sunday next when the above persons are expected to attend morning prayers...' 1p., folio, folded with docket title. 1785. £30.00
St. Minver MEMORANDUM OF AN AGREEMENT between George Sandry and Cheston his wife and Anna Coad of Ratcliffe Cross, Middlesex and Rev. William Sandys for purchase of a share in 6 acres of land in St. Minver called Benethicks. 3p., sm. folio. Signed and witnessed. Impressed tax stamps. 1803. £15.00
St. Minver ORDER to the Constables of St. Minver to summon Job Buscomb, Labourer, to appear 24th July 1809 to answer a complaint of Mary, wife of John Warne of St. Minver, for an assault. Oblong 4to, printed with MS inserts. With note of charges on verso (he was bound over for £10). Liddell, Printer, Bodmin, 1809. £16.00
Tamerton TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE ROBERT EARLE OF SALISBURY Lord High Treasurer. Manuscript on 7p., folio, being the complaint of Lawrence Baskerville, John Style the elder and Thomas Burchett, of London, requesting that Richard Coffin, of Portledge and Elizabeth his wife be subpoened to appear in the Court of Exchequer. Hole about 2" diameter in left margin throughout (probably rodent damage), affecting the first few letters of a few lines, last page torn and ragged. 1609. £24.00
¶ The King had four years previously granted the first three parties by Letters Patent the Rectory and Parsonage of Tamerton: Coffin had claimed rights over it, and their ability to enjoy the profits was 'greatly... hindered'.
Trenethick ACCOUNT OF TREES SOLD FROM TRENETHICK Wm. Hill, Esq. 1799. 13p, folio, sewn, recording Lot number, purchaser, price... together with... Account of Trees sold from Trenethick the 7th July 1800 at the House of Thomas Colliver, Innkeeper, Helston. 2p, 4to... together with... An Account of Trees Sold at Trenethick Nov. 14th 1800 which was blown down. 1p, small folio, listing 22 trees, with type of tree (mainly elm, lime and fir) and price. 1799 and 1800. £60.00
¶ The first two items do not mention what was in each lot. Among the buyers were Richard Trevithick, Capt. Gundry, J. Borlase, Henry Vivian.
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Carlisle CATALOGUE of the Annual Great Special Prize Show & Sale of 200 Two Year Old Cart, Saddle and Harness Geldings and Fillies, Horses, Cobs, Ponies... 22nd Sept. 1909. 16pp., 8vo., printed wraps. Vertical crease. 1909. £16.00
Carlisle to Workington Road AN ACT for repairing the Road from the City of Carlisle in the County of Cumberland, to the Market and Sea-port Town of Workington in the said County. Cover leaf, pages numbered 3-34, small folio, Black Letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Thomas Baskett, 1753. £12.00
Castle Sowerby A PARTICULAR of a Copyhold Estate Situate at Hewerhill in the Parish of Castle Sowerby... To be Sold... at the House of Mrs Marr, The George Inn, at Heskett New Market.... 2nd day of September 1808. 2pp., sm. folio, plus docket title. Attractively printed. 1808. £48.00
¶ The property was held under the Manor, the Lord of which was the Duke of Devonshire.
Millom SPECIAL COMMISSIONERS FOR ENGLISH FISHERIES Certificate for Privileged Engine. Owner, William Lowther Earl of Lonsdale. River Dudden. Printed on vellum, 1p. folio, with ms. inserts. Map on adjoining leaf showing Hodbarrow Point, Hodbarrow, High Water Mark etc. 1869. £40.00
¶ The Earl is described as 'owner of a fixed engine for catching salmon called a Stake or Trap net' in the parish of Millom.
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Ashburton AUCTION POSTER for sale of a house in West Street with walled garden, stable, coach-house, shrubbery, etc. Size 30" x 19", bold lettering in black and red. Folded, some cracks in part of one large letter. 1905. £18.00
¶ With detailed description of each floor of the house.
Ashburton FOR SALE by Auction... very desirable Family and Commercial Hotel... called the London Hotel... three Cottages.... Walled Garden... Handbill, size 10" x 8", variety of typefaces. Detailed description of building and its situation... together with... Manuscript Conditions of Sale, 5p, folio, with completed memorandum. 1891. £18.00
Barnstaple TO BE SOLD by Auction by Mr. Burch on Monday next, October 3rd... The Household Goods, Furniture, Handsome Piano Forte and other Effects, The Property of Mr. W. Rennels, at the Dwelling House, adjoining Mr. Hunt's Cabinet Maker, Boutport Street... Handbill, size 9" x 7". Some minor off-setting. Brightwell & Son, Printers, Barnstaple, 1831. £24.00
Bratton Fleming AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Bratton Fleming in the County of Devon. 31pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Vertical fold. 1838. £22.00
Broadhempston VALUABLE LAND Dwelling House & Outbuildings, situate at Beaston.... Messrs. Rendell & Symons have been favored with instructions.... to sell by Auction.... Monday, July 30th, 1883. Poster, size 29" x 20", listing 13 Lots, folds.... together with.... Manuscript 'Auction Terms' for the sale, relating to Lot 1, 5p folio. 1883. £18.00
Buck (N. & S.) THE SOUTH WEST PROSPECT OF THE CITY OF EXETER Copper engraved view, size 11" x 31", including key below but not large title above. Shows the city from a point directly in front of St. Thomas's Church, 'Bowhill House', and 'Walter Radcliffe's House' in foreground, couple sitting on the grass looking at the view, tall tree on right framing view, River with sailing ships, Lime Works and 'New Cut to Topsham' on right with men towing boat. Key to 24 numbered buildings. Traces of central fold. Saml. & Nathl. Buck delin. et Sculpt. according to Act of Parliament 1736. £350.00
¶ A good strong dark impression.
Buck (N. & S.) THE WEST PROSPECT OF THE CITY OF EXETER Copper engraved view, showing the city dominatioed by the Cathedral, Rive Exe, surrounding hills and woods, men with cattle in foreground. Coat of arms below view at left, with descriptive text and key to 32 numbered buildings, including 'The Workhouse', 'The Searge Drying House'. A very small rust spot in key. Traces of central fold. Saml. & Nathl. Buck delin. et Sculpt. according to Act of Parliament 1736. £320.00
¶ A good strong dark impression.
Buck THE WEST PROSPECT OF HIS MAJESTIES DOCK-YARD, NEAR PLYMOUTH To Sr. William Morice Bart., This Prospect is most gratefully Inscrib'd by his much Oblig'd and very humblle Servants Saml. & Nathl. Buck. Fine copper engraved view, size 11" x 31", including text below but not large title above. View taken from Tar Point, with the Tamar in the foreground with many kinds of shipping, four figures in conversation in foregound, on the far bank are the New Dock, Old Dock, Officers' Apartments, Plank House, Riggers House, Hemp House, Working Shed. Carpenters' Shop, Chapel, etc. To the right are the Mew Stone, Mt. Edgcumbe, Cremhill Passage, St. Nicholas Island. Beneath the view are the Dedication, coat of arms, descriptive text and key to 29 places Trace of central fold, paper cracked down bottom 8" of fold, reinforced on verso. Saml. & Nathl. Buck delin. et Scul. according to Act of Parliament 1736. £400.00
¶ A fine dark impression.
Chelston PHOTOGRAPH Size 9" x 11", pasted onto thick card. Shows two thatched cottages on left, with girls standing at the gate, another thatched cottage visible on right among trees. Label pasted along the top, obtruding less than half an inch onto the photograph at top edge, stating the building is 'Chelston - The Old Diary 1871. Pulled down about 1890. It stood at the junction of Walnut Road and Old Mill Lane...' c1871. £22.00
Chestwood, Bishops Tawton ABSTRACT OF TITLE of The Duke of Bedford and Trustees to fee farm rent charged on Chestwood. 2p folio, in MS, detailing indenture of 1752, together with printed Abstract of Title of the Trustees of the Will of Francis Seventh Duke of Bedford Deceased to Freehold Premises. 8pp, folio, in manuscript, setting out the terms of his will of 1861. c1880. £14.00
Cockburn (M), Bishopston, Bristol SIDMOUTH - FORTFIELD TERRACE Photograph size 5" x 7", mounted on card with printed title. Shows man leaning on wall near reailings, looking over flat meadow to the terrace, cliff in far distance. Some minor foxing in margins. Small impressed stamp in corner 'N. Warner. Photo.'.... Together with.... '1851. Ladram Bay. Photographed by F. Bedford' showing rock formations. c1860. £20.00
Dart Estuary ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXIII. Size approx. 24" x 35". Scale 1" to 1 mile. Linen-backed, folding into marbled wraps, in red sm. 4to slipcase with Stanford label. Electrotyped 1865. £18.00
¶ Shows just a small strip of land from Start Point to Berry Head.
Dawlish Manor AN ACT for exonerating the Manor of Dawlish in the County of Devon, from the Claims of the Crown against the Estate of John Inglett Fortescue, Esquire. Pages numbered 825-827, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Strahan, 1819. £14.00
Devon and Cornwall Railway AN ACT for authorizing the Devon and Cornwall Railway Company to alter the Line and Levels of Parts of their Railways... 6pp. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1868. £10.00
¶ Concerns the Okehampton Railway.
Exeter and Heavitree PARTICULARS OF SALE of Seven Business and Residential Properties viz:- No 1 Manston Road, Polsloe Park Estate, Heavitree; Amherst Villa, North Avenue, Heavitree; Belgrave Villa, South Avenue, Heavitree; No 1, Grendon Villas, Polsloe Road, Exeter; No 27, Fore Street, Heavitree; Manor House, Fore Street, Heavitree.... To Be Sold By Auction.... Wednesday, March 23rd, 1910. Folio, folded, 3pp. 1910. £14.00
Exeter RECEIPT of West of England Fire and Life Insurance Office. Size 5" x 10". Attractive lithographic illustration of their offices (probably London.) 1855. £7.00
Haytor Volunteer Artillery LETTER from 2nd Earl of Liverpool, dated Whitehall 30th December 1805, signed Hawkesbury, to Earl Fortescue, informing him that the King has approved his plan that the Haytor Volunteer Artillery should be assembled upon permanent pay and Duty at Berrey Head Barracks for 21 Days from the 7th of next Month, and conveying His Majesty's Special directions that they should be so assembled. Informs him the Receiver General for the County of Devon will pay one guinea per man for the 'Non-commissioned Officers, Drummers and Privates'. 2p folio, blank adjoining leaf with docket title on verso, tear in margin, not affecting text. 1805. £45.00
Honiton Church AN ACT for building a new Parish Church in the town of Honiton.... 28pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1835. £15.00
Honiton WILL of Ann Hook of Honiton, Spinster. Attested copy made 1855. 3p., folio. 1834. £14.00
¶ Refers to her messuage in Yonder Street, Ottery St. Mary.
Landkey and Swymbridge COPY CONTRACT for the purchase of the Tythes of Swymbridge and Landkey, between William Berry of Shilston in Bishops Tawton to James Nott of Torr Down. 3p, sm. folio. 1797, copy, slightly later. £12.00
Lord Exmouth AN ACT for settling and securing an Annuity on Lord Exmouth and the Persons to whom that Title of Lord Exmouth shall descend.... Pages numbered 1381-1383, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1814. £12.00
Lydford PENCIL DRAWING titled 'Lydford bridge'. On thick paper, size approx. 10" x 14". Shows stream in steep wooden ravine, looking upstream towards the bridge, ferns etc. in foreground. In dark green mount with gold line. c1806. £70.00
Lynmouth WATERCOLOUR titled in pencil 'Lynmouth Harbour'. Shows view across the harbour and up the hill, a stone tower and a sailing boat in the foreground. Size 12" x 8" plus margins. Painted on card, with slight brownish line around edge where once in a card mount. c1920. £40.00
¶ A very attractive view, with much detail.
Millbay Ward, Plymouth THE FLOODING OF THE WESTERN DISTRICT Voters in Millbay Ward. Do you know how your present Representatives in the Council acted in this most important question... If Not, You Should! Vote for Taylor. Handbill, size 12" x 9", traces of folds and two small repaired edge tears, relating to the scheme for a Pumping Station, with verbatim quotes from the candidate in the Council Meeting of May 16th. Printed and Published by Mitchell & Co., Union St., Plymouth. 1899. £28.00
Newton Tracey APPOINTMENT and Release in fee of the Manor of Newton Tracey and certain Lands in Newton Tracey, 1830. 11p., attested copy. 1865. £14.00
North Devon Railway and Dock Company AN ACT for the Amalgamation of divers Railway Companies with the London and South-western Railway Company, for authorizing that Company to make and maintain additional Lines of Railway.... 30pp. 1864. £16.00
Pepperdon Estate, Moretonhampstead THE ATTRACTIVE AND AGRICULTURAL PROPERTY The Pepperdon Estate Moretonhampstead.... Residential Sporting Estate, Five Cottages.... Which will be offered for Sale by Auction.... at the Commercial Hotel, Newton Abbot, On Wednesday, 25th September, 1946.... Folio, 14pp, loosely inserted is a large coloured folding plan. 1946. £22.00
Pewtor Granite Works COST BOOK October 1846 - August 1847. Folio ledger, size 13" x 9", bound in bright green parchment boards, morocco label 'Cost Book' on spine. Small hole in spine. Details all payments on a fortnightly basis, including payments to Purser and Clerk, and many named workers, giving rate per hour for work, total, with deductions for doctor, e.g. 'Joseph Williams: 5 days at Wheal Josiah... 18s 9d, Cap Stone for Beer Chapel 4 days... 14s, 10 Window Sills, Dainty... 7s 6d, 1 Step, Dainty 3s 9d.', smith's work and repairs to tools (sharpening picks etc.), most work done is for 'making blocks', also cleaving stone, breaking stone for road, work at quarry. 80 pages of entries plus many banks.... together with... PEWTOR INVOICE BOOK book size 13" x 6", full parchment boards, title in ink on spine, giving detailed invoices of granite sent to Her Majesty's Dockyard at Portsmouth from Morwhellam, each headed with the name 'Peter Rolt Esq.', and giving name of ship, master and date, 21st April 1847 - 16 August 1848, plus a few invoices at the end made out for different people, including 'Devon Great Consols Mining Company, Invoice of Granite sent to the Great Consols Mine', 'Mr Thomas May, Mason Tavistock, Invoice of Granite delivered from the Wharf', 'W.B. Cudlipp, Paving for Commercial Inn', 'Kitts and Co. Granite shipped from Morwhellam for the Dock Yard.' Each invoice covers 1-2 pages and is in tabular form with numbers or letters down left side and columns for different sizes, qualities of stone (inverts, coping ashlar etc.) Includes the odd note, e.g. 'The courses on these Stones are obliterated and I am not quite certain they are now correct - would you be kind enough to ascertain'. 104 pages of entries, plus many blanks... together with... LEDGER, size 15" x 10", July 1846 - March 1855, Approx. 55 pages, plus Index, listing customers with Debit and Credit, plus many blanks. Customers include Wheal Anderton Adventurers, Plymouth Corporation, National School Committee, Wheal Maria Adventurers, Devon Great Consols, Duke of Bedford. Loosely inserted is a bundle of small receipts, larger invoices, letters etc., including: letter from John Hitchens, Harley St., suggesting he quote supply of granite for the building of a pier, adding 'I am sorry to say the cholera here is very bad and I hear that at Tavistock, Beer and at Callingon it rages with unabated fury...', sheets listing wages, price of loading, sheets of accounts, summaries of stone supplied to Dock Yard with list of ships (5p folio), goods supplied, bill for smith's work. 35 pieces. 1846-55. £850.00
Plymouth ASSIGNMENT of the remainder of a term of five hundred years in certain parts of the Manor of Sutton Pill, in trust. John Lowe to Samuel Williams. Refers to land in Plymouth known as Higher Stert, and an agreement made between John Molesworth and Lady Bridget Bastard. Ink rather faded, vellum creased at folds. 6 signatures with wax seals. 25" x 33". 17th May 1817. £10.00
Plymouth (Borough of) AT A MEETING OF THE COMMISSIONERS FOR HEARING APPEALS on assessed Taxes held at the Guildhall, Plymouth, on Wednesday the 23rd Day of January 1807. Report on the case of Richard Crompton, Captain in the Royal Lancashire Militia, who claimed he was not liable to pay the surcharge for one male servant. 2 pages in MS, small folio, folded, contemporary copy (watermarked 1806), with names of Commissioners. 1807. £26.00
¶ The case revolved around whether 'Militia' was included in 'Infantry' in the terms of the Act giving exemption.
Plymouth CONVEYANCE of 1 Holyrood Place, G. Pridham and W. Luke to Henry Spear. 7 large folio pages, wax seals. Includes list of deeds from 1823 to 1879. Some slight browning above docket title... together with... Mortgage 1899. 3p., folio, vellum. 1879 and 1899. £15.00
Plymouth Dock AN ACT to enable certain Persons, during the Minority of Sir John Saint Aubyn Baronet, to renew and grant Leases of Lands, and to sell other Lands, all at Plymouth Dock, in the County of Devon, for the Use of His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors.... 16pp, disbound, plus cover leaf, together with An Act to explain and amend Two Acts.... for paving, lighting and watching the Town of Plymouth, 21pp, disbound, plus cover leaf, with Schedule of Property. Bound together in recent boards. 1774. £26.00
Plymouth, Kingsbridge ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXIV, dissected and mounted on linen, folding to tall 8vo, marbled sides, edges bound with tape. c1850. £34.00
¶ Shows area from Looe to Prawle Point, as far inland as Diptford, Eddystone Lighthouse.
River Taw NOTICE TO THE MAYOR Aldermen and Burgesses fo the Borough of Barnstaple from Thomas Law advising them he will indict anyone who encroaches upon the River due to the proposed new road 'which is to occupy a portion of and encroach upon the present Waterway'. Manuscript on one side of foolscap sheet, signed, 3rd June 1845.... together with Receipt for Chief Rent paid by Law to the Council of Barnstaple as Lord of the Manor of Castle Court, 1837, signed by Mayor and Treasurer. 1837 and 1845. £15.00
Rock & Co. Publisher VIEWS & SCENERY OF ILFRACOMBE, Being twenty four steel engraved vignette views, oblong 8vo, original embossed cloth, gilt title, corners of boards slightly worn. Some plates dated between 1849 - 1865. £100.00
Rolle family of Hudscott AN ACT to enable John Rolle, Esquire, and Judith Maria Walrond, Spinster, to make Settlements on the Marriage intended between them, notwithstanding their respective Minorities. 7pp. 1772. £17.00
Rowe (G) Exeter, Publisher ENTRANCE TO THE VALLEY OF ROCKS, LINTON Lithograph, engraved surface 7" x 8". c1829. £18.00
Rowe (G) Exeter, Pub ENTRANCE TO LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH Lithograph, after drawing by Rowe, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8". Shows two men near wall in foreground, ships in distance. c1830. £18.00
Rowe (G) ILFRACOMBE from Capstone Hill. Tinted lithograph, size 9" x 13" plus margins, showing view across the town and bay, two figures in middle foreground, paddle steamer in bay, sailing ships in harbour. Tear through title and 1" into plate, some light waterstaining of bottom margin, small portion torn from right margin, traces of crease down centre. c1840. £30.00
¶ Corresponds to Somers Cox 1300, except the dimensions of the view he lists are slightly smaller.
Rowe (G), Pr. and Pub. GLENTHORN Near Linton (Rev. S. Halliday). Lithograph showing house from the side, looking along the coast. Size 7" x 9". In recent beige card mount. c1840. £30.00
Rowe (G), Cheltenham LINTON AND LYNMOUTH From the Highest Tor. Tinted lithograph, Drawn, Printed & Published by G. Rowe. Size 8" 12", plus margins. A few light foxing spots in margin, one just inside engraved surface... together with... LINTON From the Valley of the East Lyn. Tinted lithograph size 8" x 11" plus margins. Shows two people on donkeys on a road running along the river valley. 2 items. c1845. £50.00
Shipwash MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT between Stephen Coham of Upcott in Shipwash, and Lewis Coham, his heir, and Abraham Barnfield of Mambery in the Chapelry of East Dutford, relative to the marriage of Lucretia Barnfield and Lewis Coham. 4 vellum sheets, size 27" x 31", 5 good wax seals. First sheet rather yellowed. 1744. £45.00
¶ List numerous lands and tenements, including a Farm called Coham, Coham Hole, Moorhouses, Jeffrey's Tenement, Hole Park, Robins Hays, Churdaine, in Black Torrington, and lands in the Manor of Bradford, including Mayne's tenement, Upcott.
Sidmouth PROBATE Certificate granting administration of the goods of Joan Fling, deceased, of Sidmouth, to her sister Hester Bird. Folio sheet folded in half and written on one side, large impressed seal of Archdeaconry of Exeter. signed by Robert Wright, Surrogate. 1768. £16.00
Spreat (W) BICKLEIGH CHURCH. Lithotint from Nature by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 9", on India paper, large margins, margins slightly spotty. C. Hulmandel's Patent. c1842. £22.00
¶ With houses shown to the left of the church and people in the foreground including a man sitting under a tree llooking towards the church.
Spreat (W) BICTON CHURCH. Drawn from Nature and on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8", on India paper, large margins, margins slightly spotty. [Printer, C. Hulmandel.] c1842. £22.00
¶ Shows two men and a woman talking in the foreground.
Spreat (W) TORQUAY, FROM WALDRON HILL Tinted lithograph, size 10" x 14", plus margins, some foxing in sky area. Two small repaired marginal tears, light crease across one corner. c1840. £45.00
¶ Superb view across the whole town and harbour, fromed by tall trees, family picking flowers in foreground, large sailing ship in harbour.
Spreat (W) UPTON PINE CHURCH. Drawn from Nature and on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8", on India paper, large margins, margins slightly spotty. [Printer, C. Hulmandel.] c1842. £22.00
¶ There is a man and woman talking in the foreground and a man with a stick walking towards the rear of the church.
Teign Valley Railway Company AN ACT for authorizing the Teign Valley Railway Company to make and maintain a Deviation of their authorized Railway. 6pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1868. £13.00
Teignmouth Harbour AN ACT for the Maintenance and Regulation of the Harbour of Teignmouth and the Navigation of the River Teign.... 36pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1853. £15.00
Tiverton Improvements AN ACT for paving, and otherwise improving, the Town of Tiverton, in the County of Devon. Cover leaf + 24pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1794. £16.00
Tormoham and Saint Mary Church Gas Lighting AN ACT to incorporate a Company for the Purpose of lighting with Gas the Parishes of Tormoham and Saint Mary Church.... 7pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1854. £11.00
Torquay AN ACT to confirm certain Provisional orders of the local Government Board relating to.... the Local Government Districts of Torquay.... 30pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1883. £8.00
Torquay Water AN ACT for the better Supply of the Town of Torquay and the Neighbourhood thereof with Water.... 20pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1856. £10.00
Totnes MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT relative to the marriage of Charles Taylor of Totnes and Anne Yard of Alston, settling Taylor's dwelling house in Totnes on Anne Yard, in return for the 'competent sum of money' from George Yard as his daughter's marriage portion. Vellum, 21" x 25", good armorial wax seal on tag, fine calligraphic initial letter, with date enclosed, some slight fading of ink in places, outside dusty. 1690. £40.00
Totnes, Paignton and Torquay Railway AN ACT for the abandonment of the Totnes, Paignton and Torquay Railway. Top leaf slightly spotty. 3pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1884. £9.00
West Putford RELEASE AND SETTLEMENT of Churchtown Barton in West Putford and Shephards Tenement in Sutcombe upon divers Trusts, Richard Walter of West Putford to Thomas May. Large vellum sheet, ink rather rubbed at some folds. Wax seals. 1853. £12.00
Woodbury LEASE of 3 dwelling houses and close of land at Woodbury, Lord Rolle to John Holles Rolle Foote. Printed lease with manuscript inserts, 2 pages, vellum, size 17" x 12", names 3 'lives'. Signed Rolle with wax seal. 1820. £16.00
¶ Foote had to undertake to keep up the orchard, gates, hedges etc., and perform the office of Reeve of the manor when chosen.
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Bartholomew's MAP OF ENGLAND AND WALES Sheet 34. Dorset. Scale 2 miles to an inch. Colour-printed, linen-backed and folding into blue paper wraps. c1918. £8.00
¶ 'Roads revised by the Cyclists' Touring Club'.
Beaminster LEASE FOR A YEAR of Chapel Marsh and various closes of land, John Dunning of Bridgwater, Physician, to Cary Creed of Castle Cary, Richard Escott of Goathurst and others. Vellum, 2 wax seals. 1772. £15.00
Broadwindsor LEASE of 2 tenements, orchards, garden, pasture lands called Halmore, Furlonde, Colmyslake etc., in Drempton in Broadwindsor, now in the occupation of William Paul, Sir William Courtney of Powderham, Devon, and the lady Elizabeth his wife to William Paul of Drempton, husbandman, and Trystram Frye of Oakhill, Somerset. Vellum, 65 lines in a clear hand, size 22" x 30", small wormhole at one fold. Signed William Courtney with two tags but no seals. 1590. £48.00
¶ Refers also to a Mill in Broadwindsor and 20 acres of land formerly in the occupation of Johana Pinney.
Buckland Newton DEMISE of a close of meadow called Lower Mill Ground, 4 acres in Duntish in Buckland Newton 'in which said ground runneth the Millstream from Duntish Mill to Bewley Wood Mill', William Brice of Buckland Newton, yeoman, to Edward his son. Vellum, size 12" x 24", wax seal on tag, signed by Brice with a large 'B', and by 3 witnesses, 2 of whom are women, on verso. Calligraphic initial letter 'T' at head, with date inside. 1678. £40.00
¶ William reserved the right to cut down trees on the land, and move horses, oxen, sheep, across it, while Edward had to maintain hedges, stiles, ditches.
Cann RELEASE of two Water Grist Mills 'being under one Roofe', called The French Mills in Cann in Dorset within the manor of Barton and Cann, and all buildings 'ffludhatches Mill Ponds and the ffishing there' together with the 'Milture and Custom of the Customary Tenants and others within the said Manor... for the grinding of their Corn at the said Mill'. John Nicholls of Motcombe, Henry Derbie of Stalbridge and John Parsons alias Frowde of Sedgehill, Wiltshire, to William Dyer of West Harnham, Wiltshire, Broadweaver. Vellum, size 12" x 23", 3 heavy wax seals on tags. Signed by 3 parties. Ink of a few words slightly rubbed. Witnessed on verso. 1650. £45.00
Chapel Langdon and Beaminster FINE relating to messuage, garden, thirty acres of land, forty acres of meadow and a hundred and thirty acres of pasture, between Henry Garland and Gregory Gibbs and Joan his wife. On vellum, size 8" x 16". 1653. £22.00
Chapel Marsh RELEASE by way of Mortgage for £1300 of Chapel Marsh, Beaminster, Bishop and John Dunning to John Russell. Vellum, 16" x 25", 2 wax seals. 1768. £18.00
¶ Lists a great many small plots of land by name.
Chardstock (Liberty and Manor of) LICENCE to William Bond of Axminster, Land Surveyor, to let a house, garden and half an acre in the South Tything of the Manor, late Burridges. Granted at the Court Baron of the Rt. Hon. George Lord Auckland. Vellum, 12" x 15", ink rubbed on a few words at folds. 1814. £16.00
Dorsetshire CHRISTOPHER SPURRIER ESQUIRE SHERIFF of the Said County by Richard Weston Parr Esq. His Attorney Accounting for the Issues of His Office from the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel.... viz. for the space of one whole year Rendereth an Account of the feefarms, farms, seizures and other debts underwritten.... Vellum roll on several membranes sewn together, size 111" x 12". Comprises 'Parcels of the Pipe', 'Greenwax', and at the end, Sheriff's expenses for allowances to Justices of the Peace, lodgings for Judges, etc. Signed at the end as examined by H. Ware, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe. 1826. £220.00
¶ Pipe rolls listed accounts rendered by the Sheriff to the Exchequer, detailing Crown Revenue from farm rents etc. Under 'Pipe' are listed 32 entries, including rents within the Hundreds of Lusborough, Houndsborough, Winfreth, Puddletown, George, Culliford Street, 'Of the Burgesses of Lyme Regis for a Water Mill', 'Of the Mayor and Burgesses of Lyme Regis for the feefarm of their Town', 'Of the Mayor Burgesses and Corporation of Corfe Castle', 'Of William Raynham for the farm of Bridport Mill', etc.
Margaret Marsh DEMISE of part of a messuage with garden, 2 orchards, closes of pasture called Whettclose, Blacklands, Shortlands, Silkmeadow, in the parish of Margaret Marsh, Robert Yeatman of St. James, yeoman, William Castleman of Hinton Mary, Morgan Yeatman of Hinton Mary, yeoman, and Robert Yeatman his brother, and Richard Hartwell of East Orchard. Vellum, size 18" x 21", 50 lines, with very attractive engraved heading, signed by 4 parties, with 4 heavy papered wax seals on tags, witnessed on verso. 1665. £45.00
¶ Concerned the intended marriage between Anne Hartwell and Robert Yeatman.
Weymouth BILL OF LADING for Wheat shipped by R. Damen on board the Arrow of Jersey, now at Weymouth, to be delivered to Plymouth, to Fox & Son. Printed with manuscript inserts, size 6" x 10", stab hole. 1860. £12.00
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Durham WOOD ENGRAVING showing Durham Cathedral and river. Drawn by S. Read. Size 12" x 18". Trace of vertical fold at centre. c1875. £8.00
¶ From 'Supplement to the London Illustrated News'.
Durham, Barnard Castle ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 103. Made up of 4 quarter sheets, linen backed. Numerous areas outlined in different colours, pipelines and reservoirs marked. Electrotype 1866. £30.00
ARMOURER DONKIN'S COPY Greenwood (C.G) MAP OF THE COUNTY PALATINE OF DURHAM From An Actual Survey Made in the Years 1818 & 1819 By C. Greenwood, Dedicated to the Nobility, Clergy & Gentry of the County by the Proprietors Greenwood, Pringle & Co.... 1st August 1820. Engraved map, scale 1" to 1 mile, on two sheets, dissected and mounted on linen, each sheet size 20" x 50", folding to 10" x 9", edged with silk tape, small morocco label with sheet number. In card slip case with book plate of Armourer Donkin, inserted in blindstamped calf slip case, rubbed, lacks calf on one narrow edge. With compass rose, large vignette view of Durham looking across city from fields with cows, etc., Explanation, List of polling places. Outline colouring of boundaries of wards. The map is the slightly later issue of the first edition, with railways, coloured in red and shaded in yellow, pink, blue, some lines marked with dotted lines, some small branch lines shown with thin blue line with no shading. c1825. £750.00 -- See Illustration
¶ Railways include Stockton and Darlington, Clarence Railway, Great North of England (southern part is a dotted line), Stanhope and Tyne, Durham and Sunderland, Durham Junction, Brandling Junction (dotted line). There is a pencil note near the title 'joins the Lancaster and Carlisle by which with other railways there is a direct communication with Liverpool'. Some railways drawn in yellow and nun-named. Armourer Donkin (1779-1851) was a prominent Newcastle solicitor, friend of writers and artists such as Leigh Hunt, William Cobbett, Baily the sculptor, mentor of William Armstrong the engineer.
Norham AN ACT for dividing and inclosing a certain Piece of Common or Waste Ground lying in the Villages of Horncliff and Horncliff Lone-end, in the Parish of Norham, in the County of Durham. 16pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1777. £22.00
Reed (A. & R.) MAP OF PART OF THE COUNTY OF DURHAM Shewing the Several Railways in the District Embraced and Particularly Those From the Southern Coal Field of The County To The River Tees and Hartlepool by A. & R. Reed 1847. Finely lithographed map, size 48" x 53", scale 1" to 1 mile, dissected and mounted on linen folding into 8vo calf boards, front board detached, spine rubbed. Decorative title, compass rose, water features, sandy areas, parkland, and roads and railways hand-coloured. Shows towns and villages, woodland, rocky areas shown in details along coast, such as Salt Scar and East Scar, Seal sand and Bran sand marked. High ground shown in careful grey shading to give hachured effect. Railways shown in different colours, with small branch lines to the various collieries, with the collieries named in very small red print, ends of the branch lines of the Clarence Railway marked with the distances from Port Clarence. Some spot heights above sea level marked. Villages and Towns marked with a 'P' and a number (presumably population), and some also with a 'T' followed by a figure. 1847. £360.00 -- See Illustration
¶ Scarce. Covers an area from North Shields to Darlington and River Tees, Stanhope to the Coast.
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Fairstead OBLIGATION BOND of William Noke of Fairstead, yeoman, binding him to Joshua Blower in the sum of £60. Manuscript in Latin and English, 1p., sm. folio, small wax seal. Signed with his mark by Noke, and by two witnesses with attractive signatures with ornate flourishes. Blank conjoint leaf, folds. 1700. £32.00
Tolleshunt Major, Witham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XLV. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo paper wraps. Roads and water-features coloured, some buildings coloured red, some areas shaded and numbered, probably for auction. Grubby. 2nd ed. 1898. £18.00
Warmingford, Boxted ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XVIII. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo paper wraps. Roads and water-features coloured, some buildings coloured red, some fields south of Boxted shaded pink (possibly lots for auction sale). 1878. £28.00
White Notley, Felstead PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Valuable Freehold Estate known as Great Slamsey's Farm.... A Gentlemanly Residence.... Suitable and Well-Arranged Farm Premises.... Which will be Sold by Auction.... on Monday, July 16, 1894. Folio, 5pp., folded, large folding plan. Split down most of spine, a few foxing spots on docket title. 1894. £22.00
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Alvington LEASE FOR A YEAR of a cottage, an acre of land, wood ground by the name of Roughett, in Alvington. Attested copy on single large sheet, folio, plus cover leaf with docket title. James Parsons and Ann and Mary Davis to George Williams. 1805. £14.00
Cheltenham Borough AN ACT To confirm a provisional Order of the Local Government Board relating to the Borough of Cheltenham... 12pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1893. £8.00
Cirencester to Stroud Road AN ACT for repairing the Road from the Town of Cirencester to the Town of Stroud, and that Part of Rodborough Hill which leads to Dudridge; and also the Road leading from Cirencester towards Bisley... Black Letter. Cover leaf + 36pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1752. £16.00
Deputy Lieutenant of the County APPOINTMENT of Henry Burgh as one of the Deputy Lieutenants in the County. Manuscript on vellum, size 12" x 16", folds, some slight yellowing at top, ink very slightly faded in places. Signed Berkeley, with fine wax seal with coat of arms, blue papered tax stamp. 1803. £30.00
Edwards (R), Pub. NEW AND CORRECT VIEWS OF CHELTENHAM 19 engraved views, size of engraved surface approx. 5" x 7", overall size of album 7" x 9". Original printed paper wraps with engraved view of Landsdown Crescent, wraps slightly dusty. Light waterstain along top edge, visible more as a light line rather than a stain, throughout, reaching to just above engraving, more noticeable on the last five plates, with some pink staining at top of back wrap which has affected the very top edge of the last four views. Published by R. Edwards, Stationer, Bookseller & Binder, 414 High St., Cheltenham. c1850. £130.00
¶ The views are drawn by M. Eichbaum, and engraved by J. Hunter. Includes some very attractive street scenes, with groups of people, coaches, riders, etc. Views include: Entrance to Bays Hill and the Proprietary School; Trinity Church; Montpellier Spa; High Street from the Royal Hotel; Suffolk Square; Queen's Hotel; Cheltenham from Leckhampton Hill. There is one view of Gloucester Cathedral which is a slightly different format to the others, having defined borders. There is a misprint on the title, where 'Cheltenham' is spelt 'Cheltehham'.
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. 1797. £18.00
¶ Refers also to the Stroudwater Canal.
Kell (Thomas) and Son, Printer GLOUCESTER CORPORATION. SESSION 1911. PLAN AND SECTION William Fox, F. Latrobe-Bateman, Richard Read, Engineers. 3 sheets of lithograph plans, printed green paper wraps, size 23" x 30", cloth spine. 6" repaired tear in first leaf, not affecting printing. Shows plans and sections of Aquaduct Work at Pauntley. 1911. £55.00
Kingswood, near Wotton under Edge CONVEYANCE of a messuage lands and premises called Upper Dayhouse Farm, The Trustees of John Alway deceased to Sarah Wetmore. 2 large vellum sheets, signed by 5 parties with wax seals, with manuscript plan in text, coloured in outline, size 12" x 12", showing buildings, pond and spring, area with trees, adjoining owners, fine compass rose. Numbers on plan relate to schedule in deed. 1888. £30.00
Liberal Party LEATHER STATIONERY WALLET with lock, lacks key, with metal shield on the back, engraved with 'A Souvenir of Earl Spencer's Visit to Gloucester No. 10th 1896. Presented to W.J. Arnold by William Wooding Secretary of the Midland Liberal Federation....' Pigskin rubbed, handle detached and placed in pocket. 1896. £10.00
Newent Railway AN ACT for extending the time for the completion of the Newent Railway.... 2pp., disbound. Act of Parliament. 1878. £8.00
Rowe (G) THE PROMENADE, CHELTENHAM. Tinted lithograph, engraved view area approx. 6" x 10", plus margins, neatly mounted in a double mount, bottom right hand corner of margin spotty, neat repair to short tear in plate. Drawn, Printed & Published by Geo. Rowe, Exeter House, Cheltenham. (1840) £46.00
Tidenham, Woolastone and Lancaut AN ACT for Inclosing Lands in the Parishes of Tidenham, Woolastone, and Lancaut.... 35pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1810. £24.00
Westcote and Nether Westcote Estates AN ACT for vesting a certain Settled Estate of Ann Sylvester and others, in Westcott over Westcott.... in Trustees, to be sold for paying of Incumbrances thereon, and for purchasing other Estates.... 15pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1816. £15.00
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Hampshire and Isle of Wight
Chapman and Hall (Pub.) HAMPSHIRE, OR SOUTHAMPTON Engraved map, coloured in outline, size 7" x 10", linen-backed, folding into boards, size 4" x 4". Small mark in border. c1850. £15.00
¶ Figures show the distance of towns from London.
Lyminge Inclosure TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION By order of the Inclosure Commissioners of England and Wales, by Mr Thomas Thurston, at the Coach and Horses Inn, In Lyminge, on Thursday, September 30th, 1852.... Before Mr William Murton, The Valuer appointed by the Commissioners.... 100 acres of Freehold Uninclosed Land, situate on Rhodes Minnis and High Minnis.... Double-page lithographed plan, 3pp, folio, docket title, folded. Ellott, Printer, &c., High Street, Ashford, 1852. £36.00
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Brilley PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Valuable Freehold Estate 'The Cefn Farm'... to be offered for Sale by Auction.... 20th June, 1906. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title. Large coloured folding plan. Detailed Schedule. 1906. £20.00
Grafton PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Grafton Court, Containing about 9a 2r 18p... 30th day of April, 1913. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title. Coloured plan in text. 1913. £18.00
Hereford, Kinnersley, Madley, Much Birch THREE SALES PARTICULARS for the sale of 'Swinmore' and 'Yewtree Cottage' in Madley and 'Tabor Court' in Much Birch, 5pp., sm. folio, 1928; for 'Nupton' at Aylestone Hill, 2pp., sm. folio, 1921; for the Country Hotel 'The Kinnersley Arms', A Blacksmith's Shop and Cottage and 'Elm Cottage' in Kinnersley, 3pp., sm. folio, 1926. 3 items. 1921-28. £16.00
Leominster Canal AN ACT to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Leominster Canal Navigation to finish and complete the same. Cover leaf + pages numbered 1039-1040, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1796. £15.00
Marden and Much Cowarne PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Agricultural Properties comprising the outlying portions of 'Amberley Court' Farm, 'Green Barn, Farm and a small pasture orchard adjoining, in Much Cowarne... to be offered for Sale by Auction.... 27th October, 1920. 6pp., small folio. Large folding plan. 1920. £18.00
Preston-on-Wye, Bodenham, and Hereford PARTICULARS, PLANS, AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF VERY VALUABLE ESTATES, Situate in the parishes of Preston-on-Wye, and Bodenham.... of a Freehold Public House, with Dwelling Houses and Occupation Land adjoining Widemarsh Common, in the outskirts of the City of Hereford.... And desirable Grazing and Occupation Land at Tupsley.... for Sale by Auction.... 4th day of July, 1878. Folio, with 2 large coloured folding plans, 4pp, folded, docket title. 1878. £32.00
Welsh Newton PARTICULARS of all that Residential Property called Newton Lodge.... to be Sold by Auction by Mr. Orlando Shallard.... 1st day of August, 1890. 2pp., folio, folds, folding coloured plan. Detailed schedule. 1890. £26.00
Woolhope SALE OF COPPICE To Be Sold By Auction, By Mr R.Q. Gange at the Crown Inn, Woolhope, on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1873..... Poster, size 17" x 11", some light water staining. F. & A. Merrick, Printers, Hereford, 1873. £16.00
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Bexley Will AN ACT for vesting a Rent Charge in Fee Simple, in Trustees, for the Benefit of certain poor Familys, described in the Will of John Styleman, deceased, in Lieu of a Moiety of certain Lands and Hereditaments.... and for vesting the said Moiety in Fee Simple in John Boyd and his Heirs. 11pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Browned with damp down right margins. 1761. £16.00
Charing ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LIV, scale 6" to 1 mile, size 35" x 23" plus margins. Linen-backed. Boundaries hand-coloured, some brownish water-staining down left-hand margin, repaired tear 6" into map from top, small stain in bottom margin. First edition 1876. £28.00
Chetney Hill AN ACT for erecting a Lazaret on Chetney Hill, in the County of Kent; and for reducing into One Act the Laws relating to Quarantine.... Pages numbered 641-668, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1800. £12.00
Farnborough to Sevenoaks Road AN ACT for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Well at the North-West End of the Town or Village of Farnborough in the County of Kent, to a Place called River-hill in the Parish of Sevenoaks, in the said County. Cover leaf + pages numbered 131-160, disbound, Black Letter, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Thomas Baskett, 1748. £16.00
Maidstone AN ACT to enable the Justices of the Peace, acting for the Western Division of the County of Kent, to purchase a convenient Piece of Ground, for building a Goal. 4pp, plus cover leaf. 1736. £14.00
Maidstone Geneva AN ACT to revive and continue, until the Fifth Day of July One thousand eight hundred and nineteen, the Manufacture of Maidstone Geneva. Page numbered 557, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1814. £10.00
Margate, Birchington ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXV N.E. etc. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 36" x 23" plus margins. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo cloth wraps, three small areas outlined in red. Third edition 1908. £18.00
Milton, Elmley ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXI. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 35" x 23" plus margins. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo wraps. Water features and buildings hand coloured, two small areas top right shaded and marked with acreage. Slight browning of linen along one fold, 2 small ink splashes. 1869. £18.00
Pluckley, Smarden, Little Chart ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LIV S.W. etc., scale 6" to 1 mile, size 35" x 23" plus margins. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo wraps. Weeks Farm shaded in red and circled. Edition of 1906. Later reprint. £18.00
Ramsgate ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. V. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 35" x 23" plus margins. Linen backed and folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. Shows only the town of Ramsgate in top left corner, covering 2 sections. Roads hand-coloured. Two small areas shaded. Edition of 1909. £12.00
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Lancaster AN ACT for improving the Navigation of the River Loyne... and for building a Quay... near the Town of Lancaster. 20pp., black letter, plus cover leaf. Attractive woodcut initial. 1749. £24.00
Liverpool and Lancaster AN ACT for enabling His Majesty to direct the Issue of Exchequer Bills to a limited Amount, and in the Manner therein mentioned, for the Relief of the Merchants of Liverpool and Lancaster. Pages numbered 65-84, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1799. £12.00
Manchester OBLIGATION BOND binding Richard Thornton of Manchester, Innkeeper, to Joseph Barker, Liquor Merchant, in the sum of £600. 1p., sm. folio, printed with ms inserts, papered seal. Blank conjoint leaf, folds. 1793. £26.00
Manchester PLAN OF THE MOUNTAIN MINE at the Heaton House Colliery Working By Wm. H. Brancker & Co. Finely drawn manuscript plan in ink and 2 colours, on cartridge paper backed with linen, size 24" x 36" plus margins, rolled. Very fine large calligraphic title with each line in a different style of lettering, ornate floral compass rose, scale bar ('Scale of chains 32 yards each'). Shows workings with shafts etc., small area of woodland, areas shaded blue denoting 'Coals got by Mr Chapman', and in red 'coals got by W.H. Brancker from commencement of lease up to Augt. 1852.' With Reference Table showing Cheshire Measures. Some light dusting overall, 1" tear in margin. Daglish, St. Helens, Augt. 1852. £200.00
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Falkingham SETTLEMENT by John Collington of Falkingham on the Marriage of his daughter Mary Ann with William Chess Headly, Surgeon and Apothecary. Vellum, 22" x 31", wax seals. 1808. £18.00
Lincolnshire AN ACT for the more effectual Preservation of Fish in Fish Ponds and other Waters.... and for preventing the Damage done to Sea Banks, within the County of Lincoln, by the breeding Conies therein. 5pp, disbound, black letter, plus cover leaf. 1765. £14.00
Toft and Manthorpe PARTICULARS AND PLAN OF A VALUABLE FREEHOLD ESTATE Comprising 1051 Acres, viz.:- In Toft:- Bradshaw's Farm, Stubley's Farm. In Manthorpe. Town Lands Farm, Manthorpe House Farm, Deacon Hill Farm.... In Manthorpe and Braceborough:- Bowthorpe Park Farm, Mill House Farm. Which Messrs. S. & G. Kingston will offer by Auction.... On Thursday, the 2nd of October, 1919. Folio, 12pp, 2 large coloured folding plans, original wraps. 1919. £24.00
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Cary (John), Engraver MIDDLESEX Engraved map size 8" x 11", parkland, woodland, boundaries etc., handcoloured. Title, scale bar and small compass rose. 1787. £10.00
Childs, Printer, Teddington THE KING'S DINNER TO THE POOR Saturday July 5, 1902. Volunteers as Stewards Wanted to Assist at Each Dinner. The Lord Mayor of London and the Mayors of 28 London Boroughs ask for the loyal cooperation of London Volunteers.... Poster, folded, size 30" x 19", printed in blue in large type. Split of 15" at vertical fold, repaired on verso with document tape. 1902. £16.00
City of London Comptroller ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT Vellum documents, 28" x 23", for transfering the appointment as Comptroller of The Chamber of the City of London from Dutton Seaman to his son. Rather creased, two small portions nibbled at edges not affecting writing. Lacks one wax seal. 1759. £24.00
Crucible Manufacturers ASSIGNMENT of Land Tax upon hereditaments at Battersea... William Vaughan Morgan and others... Crucible Manufacturers to the Morgan Crucible Company. 5p., vellum. Includes Schedule listing land by the River Thames, including Manufactory Yard and Wharf formerly known as the Bolingbroke Oil Works. 7 wax seals. 1890. £15.00
Decorative envelope LETTER from Mary Anne Keeley, Pelham Crescent, to Mr. Reed, St. Georges Hall. Note of 6 lines on small card, corner chipped, envelope with London N.W. postmark. The first letter of each word of the address in red ink, ladybird size 1" across painted top centre. 1891. £5.00
Hans Sloane Collection AN ACT for the Purchase of the Museum, or Collection of Sir Hans Sloane, and of the Harleian Collection of Manuscripts; and for providing One General Repository for the better Reception and more convenient use of the said Collections; and of the Cottonian Library, and of the Additions thereto. Cover leaf + pages numbered 331-366, disbound, Black Letter, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Thomas Baskett, 1753. £75.00
Hornsey LEASE of premises No. 68 Queens Road Hornsey, Charles Hambridge to Mrs Mary Ann Catchpole. Large vellum sheet, printed with manuscript inserts, small coloured sketch plan in margin. 1879. £12.00
Hoxton CONVEYANCE of share of The Old Flint House Public House at Hoxton, Revd. J. Hatch to City of London Brewery Company. Large vellum sheet, fine seal of the Brewery Company on tag. 1902. £10.00
International Horse Show, Olympia OFFICIAL PROGRAMME Afternoon performance, June 13th 1911. 4to, 134pp., glossy paper, attractive coloured lithograph cover showing lady and boy rider, numerous adverts. for riding habits etc. 1911. £24.00
Lambeth PROBATE of the Will and Codicil of James Early. Large vellum sheet with copy of will, printed Probate Certificate attached with large papered seal. 1867. £10.00
¶ Leaves his house in Layham Place, South Lambeth, to his brother.
London and Home Counties MOTORING AND TOURING MAP Section K. Including Bishops' Stortford, Chelmsford.... Tunbridge Wells. Colour-printed map, centred on London, scale 3 miles to an inch. Folding to 8vo, attractive wraps illustrated with chaffeur driven tourer in woodland. c1914. £7.00
Photochrom Co. Ltd. LONDON UNDER FIRE Seven sepia postcards showing the effects of the bombing in London, one used, with postmark April 1943. c1943. £14.00
¶ Includes Ludgate Hill, Cripplegate Church, Temple Church, High Holborn.
St. Dionis Back Church DEED to lead uses of Recovery between Ann Hayward and her son Thomas Hayward, Hosier, and Francis Pease and John Alexander of Threadneedle Street. Attested copy on 3p. folio, of deed made in 1753. Refers to properties in Fenchurch Street near Ingram Court, known as The Black Lion, The Queen's Head, and the Three Kings, with the gateway and rooms on it leading out of the court, and a long list of lands in East and West Ham, including lands purchased by Anne's father, Sir George Merttins, Alderman. Gives occupiers. Copy made 1762. £25.00
Underhay, (F), Hydraulic Engineer REGULATOR WATER CLOSETS Advertising card size 6" x 14", folded in 4 printed on both sides. Illustrating 2 types of closet, and three types of 'Servants' Closet Apparatus', with prices, description. On verso are prices for Plumbers' Brass Work, Round Way Cocks etc. c1870. £22.00
¶ The Company's premises were in Little James Street, Gray's Inn Road.
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Greenwood (C. & H) MAP OF THE COUNTY OF MONMOUTHSHIRE. From an Actual Survey made in the Years 1829 & 1830. Folding engraved map, hand coloured, with an engraved inset view of Tintern Abbey, mounted on linen, size including margins approx. 25" x 29", off-setting of border, vignette etc.. 1831. £55.00
Ifton AN ACT for Dividing and Inclosing the Open or Common Fields Common Moors, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and other Commonable Lands within the Parish of Ifton in the County of Monmouth. 25pp. 1776. £20.00
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Bedford Levels AN ACT for extending the Term of the Tax on Lands, and Tolls on Goods, Wares, and Merchandizes, granted by an Act.... intitled An Act for improving the Drainage of the Middle and Outh Levels, Part of the Great Level of the Fens called Bedford Level.... also the Lands adjoining or near to the River Ouze, in the County of Norfolk, draining through the same to Sea by the Harbour of King's Lynn.... and for altering and improving the Navigation of the said River Ouze, from or near a Place called Eau Brink, in the Parish of Wiggenhall Saint Mary.... Cover leaf + pages numbered 363-366, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1796. £14.00
Bliss's Stores Publisher PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEW ALBUM OF YARMOUTH AND DISTRICT 51 views, oblong 4to boards, gilt titled, spine very worn. With description of Stores and photo of shop on first leaf. c1910. £18.00
Cantley and Hassingham INCLOSURE Manuscript on 5 pages large folio, printed heading, listing pieces of land to be allotted to William Gilbert. Probably lacks last page, as there is no date or names at the end. Some tears at folds. c1802. £15.00
East Dereham CATALOGUE of superior Furniture, Linen, Plate and Plated Goods... Library of over 1000 Volumes... Church Street, Mr. James Saunders, deceased... to be sold by Auction 8th and 9th February, 1888. 23pp., printed title page. Trace of vertical fold. Lacks back wrap, front wrap loose. 1888. £7.00
Great Yarmouth POSTER Advertising the Auction sale of No. 6 Albert Square, South Beach. Printed in large type-faces, with detailed description of the rooms in the house and its situation. Size 22" x 17", folds, some off-setting. 1867. £16.00
Hempnall FREEHOLD TITLE of part of an estate at Hempnall. 12p., sm. folio, written on left half of pages only. Folded. Pages dusty and brittle at bottom. Writing untidy. c1843. £8.00
¶ Notes title from 1719 to 1843.
Norwich Crown Bank BANK BOOK sm. 8vo, blind-stamped cloth wraps, first page printed in copperplate lettering with list of branches of Norwich Crown Bank and Norfolk and Suffolk Bank, printed inside with 'in Account with Messrs. Harveys & Hudsons' and with debit and credit for account of Messrs. J. Taylor in ink. 9p. 1870. £8.00
Stratton St. Michael, Tasburgh and Tharston PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Desirable Freehold Estate known as "The Tasburgh Lodge Farm,".... 157a. 2r. 22p..... To be sold by Auction by Sewell & Barnes, at the Royal Hotel, Norwich, on Saturday, January the 9th, 1897. Folio, 5pp, coloured double-page map, docket title, folded, short split to one fold. 1897. £22.00
Swaffham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Residential and Business Properties comprising the Valuable and Convenient Dwelling House known as "Westgate", 7 substantially-built 5 roomed Cottages.... Which W.S. Hall & Palmer have received instructions... to Sell by Auction, at the "George" Hotel, Swaffham, on Monday, September 7th, 1931. Folio, 4pp, coloured folding map in pocket, wraps, 'Memorandum', completed. 1931. £20.00
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Guilsborough JOURNAL of a Guilsborough vicar, Jan. 1st 1807 - March 31st 1807. 42 pages in a rather scrawly, small hand, marbled wraps. Size 7" x 5". He describes his sermons, visits, weddings ('I tied the Gordion knot and gave Catherine Cotton to James Powell for life'), funerals (he had prepared a New Year sermon but 'my sermon was as well calculated for a funeral... as for New Year so it was in season any way') , contacts with neighbours, frequent visits to London, attending various societies there, meeting various Bishops, the continuing illness of his wife Sue, culminating in a remarkable detailed description of how he assisted the doctor in an operation to remove a tumour from her. Places mentioned include Stretton, Cottesbrook, Stow, Newport Pagnell. 1807. £135.00
¶ Includes a description of his visit to Whitechapel School: 'The exemplary and better sort of boys are made teachers and are responsible for the learning and behaviour of about 12 under him... they write in sand, speak every letter in spelling slow and distinct... I was vastly struck with the difference of the sort of children in this school and in our Sunday school at Guilsborough or rather between the children of Whitechapel and those of Northamptonshire... these are remarkably plain and look unhealthy.' There are some references to his state of mind 'my heart don't beat so freely now as it used to do. The whole business of love, of amour is quite over....'
Northampton Ram Fair CATALOGUE OF 10 OXFORD-DOWN SHEARLING RAMS and 14 Oxford-Down Ram Lambs For Sale by Auction... September 10th, 1900... Catalogue printed on card, 3pp., size 6" x 4". Names of Sire and Sire of Dam. Reference to Sires, with breeder, purchaser etc. 1900. £15.00
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Bampton PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of Two valuable Inclosures of Pasture and Arable Land called 'Baker's'.... To be Sold.... 2nd of August, 1866.... 3pp, folio, folded with docket title. 1866. £14.00
Bicester AUCTION POSTER advertising the sale on February 4th, 1876 of a substantially built residence on the Market Hill, lately occupied by George Woodward, Surgeon, an orchard, and two closes of pasture land. Size approx. 29" x 19", a few foxing spots at right edge. 1876. £20.00
Oxford Great Ram Fair CATALOGUE OF 40 OXFORDSHIRE-DOWN SHEARLING RAMS for Sale by Auction.... Bred by and the Property of Mr. E. Gillett, Cote House, Bampton... August 10th, 1892. Catalogue printed on card, 4p., size 6" x 4", names sire and sire of dam, reference to Sires giving purchasers, where and when purchased and price... together with... Card, size 3" x 4", printed with details of Banbury Fair, Auction of 25 Superior Oxford Down Ram Lambs bred by W. Reading, Langford, Lechlade... together with... Catalogue of Rams for Sale by Auction... Banbury Fair... 1917. 3pp., sm. 8vo. 3 items 1892-1917. £18.00
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Ironbridge CORRESPONDENCE FILE containing letters sent to F.G. Beddoes, Ironmonger, Ironbridge. Includes orders, quotations, replies to quotations, etc. Comprises approx. 140 letters, with printed headings, mainly 4to. In letter file with marbled boards, cloth spine with metal holder, size 11" x 9". With index of company names. Many have fine engraved headings showing pictures of the works, samples of their products, etc. 1908-1909. £65.00
¶ For example: 'Rd. Johnson, Clapham & Morris, Galvanizers, Wire Drawers..., Manchester'. Heading in green, size 4" x 7", with fine view of Johnson Works; 'Hardy Patent Pick Co. Ltd., Sheffield'. List of mining tools down left side, view of works and medals gained at top; 'James Baldwin & Sons, Paperbag and Gun Wadding Manufacturer, Printer, Birmingham'. Printed heading in green showing Paper Mills and Printing Works; 'Joseph Cookson, Rope & Twine Manufacturers, Manchester'. Heading in black showing locomotive and ship; 'Bickford, Smith & Co., St. Helens', plain heading, re. order for fuses.
Shrewsbury AN ACT for taking down and rebuilding the Parish Church of Saint Alkmond, in the Town of Shrewsbury... 18pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. plus cover leaf. 1794. £15.00
Smith & Son's MAP OF THE ENVIRONS OF SHREWSBURY By J. Bartholomew. Scale approx. 4 miles to an inch, size 13" x 18", coloured in out-line, linen-backed, folding into blue printed paper wraps. c1900. £10.00
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Bath, Glastonbury ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XIX Size 24" x 29", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into plain 8vo boards. Trimmed to border. Two places underlined in red. c1870. £34.00
Bishops Hull AGREEMENT between Margaret Jarman and others and Benjamin and William Ludlow for letting a house, cottages and meadow, pasture, hop garden etc., in Bishops Hull. 5p, folio. folded. 1818. £15.00
¶ Refers to the marriage settlement of William Blake and Hannah his wife.
Bishops Hull OBLIGATION BOND of William Ludlow of Bishops Hull Gentleman to William Walters of Tiverton and John Chave of Bristol for four hundred pounds. 1p., sm. folio, printed with ms inserts. Signed Ludlow with a wax seal. Blank conjoint leaf. Folded. 1818. £17.00
Bruton, Wincanton A PLAN OF THE HUNDRED OF NORTON FERRERS Bruton, Horethorne and Catsash. Engraved, hand-coloured. Size 10" x 8", plus margins. 1844. £18.00
¶ From Hoare's 'Modern Wiltshire'.
Chelvey WILL of Sir John Tynte of Chelvey. Vellum, size 22" x 24", wax seal on tag. Signed by John Tynte. A small hole at fold with loss of a few letters, a few rust spots along fold. 1645. £45.00
¶ Leaves Manors of Chelvey and Michell, Ottery, etc., to Samuel Gorges of Wraxall and others to administer for his family. Desires his mother Anne Tynte have 'the education and breeding up' of his daughter Anne, etc. Also refers to property called Emblems and Wembaunce in Yeaton (Yatton?).
Evercreech PARTICULARS of the Freehold Estates known as the Evercreech Park Farm, Bagbury Farm, & Durns.... to be Sold By Auction.... 8th of August, 1862. 3pp. folio, docket title. 1862. £18.00
G.W.R., Bridgwater Docks CORRESPONDENCE 1902-1908, 1913-1923. Includes much internal correspondence between the Bridgwater Docks Department and the Engineers Office at Taunton, the Chief Inspector being F. Tomes, and some external correspondence, for example a letter to the Dock Master from a Bridgwater Coal Merchant complaining 'of the unfair treatment we get at the Bridgwater Docks in the matter of berthing our vessels', from the Swedish Consulate about letting in the boat 'Breidatlik', etc. Correspondence mainly on thin paper (the letters and memos from Tomes being copies), oblong 8vo or 4to, mainly hand-written. Over 200 pages, written on one side only. 1902-1923. £120.00
¶ Includes correspondence about the Bridgwater and Taunton Canal, for example (in response to a letter giving traffic on the Canal for tons of coal, timber, slates etc.): 'the cause of decrease in the traffic of 1907... was entirely due to want of barges... the old bargemen and barges seem to have gone off the Canal together', a letter advising of the death of the old bargeman J. Mead, and sale of the last barge 'The only work done by the Traders is that of conveying clay from one side of the Canal to the other at the Brickworks...' 'Commencing from today there will be no Night Traffic allowed on the Canal and you must arrange to lock Paddles every night and not allow any barge to go through.' Other topics include dredging ('I think the Canal should be Dredged from Conways Bridge to the Docks to enable us to get the water through to the Docks quickly for levelling up on tides in the summer when the weed is in full growth'), damage to bridges and walls, problems in admitting larger vessels.
Gifford, Fox & Co. STATEMENT of the Balance of our Accounts of the Lace Manufactories at Chard and Nottingham From 25th March 1909 to 25th March 1910. Large folio sheet, some rust spots. Signed. 1910. £7.00
Gough (A.G.H), Publisher A PICTORIAL GUIDE. GOUGH'S CAVES, CHEDDAR Booklet, 32pp., stiff wraps, numerous sepia photos. c1918. £10.00
¶ 'The Only Caves Illuminated with Electric Light'.
Great Western Railway CHEAP TICKETS WILL BE ISSUED TO WELLS Athletic Sports, Cycle Gymkana, and Bal Masque in the Combe... Whit-Monday, June 1st... Handbill with time-table of trains from Weston-super-Mare, Burrington, Wrington, Shepton Mallet etc., with prices. Printed on pale green paper, size 13" x 9", traces of folds with some foxing down folds, small stab holes at left edge, presumably where once sewn into album, small nick at left margin. Paddington, May, 1903. £28.00
Ilchester, Stoke-under-Hambden, Tintinhull, Ashington & Lymington AN ACT For Inclosing Lands in the Parishes of Ilchester, Stoke-under-Hambden, Tintinhull, Ashington, and Lymington, in the County of Somerset. 19pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1806. £18.00
Ilminster PRINTER'S BILL Printed bill of John Moore, Printer, Bookbinder, &c., Ilminster, for Printing bills for the sale of Newfield. Sm. 8vo., together with a few small bills relating to the estate of Thomas Bush, valuation of timber at Nott Oak Orchard, etc. 1824. £10.00
Ivelchester Roads AN ACT for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act.... for keeping in Repair several Roads leading from the Town of Ivelchester.... 20pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1821. £12.00
Kip (J) THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF BATH Fine copper engraving showing the Abbey from the west side, many groups of figures strolling around, children playing ball, etc. Size 18" x 22", (including title below view) plus margins. The abbey takes up most of the frame. c1720. £125.00
¶ From 'Theatre de la Grande Bretagne'.
Lopen LEASE of a house in Lopen with 22 acres, Earl Poulett to John Cable. Large vellum sheet, signed Poulett with wax seal. 1803. £12.00
Minehead and Porlock HANDBILL advertising Porlock Weir, Porlock and Minehead Motor Service Company's Daily Motor & Mail Service between Minehead Station & Porlock Weir. Gives time table and fares. Size 10" x 7", folds, paper slightly browned, small piece torn from top corner. c1930. £16.00
Minehead Harbour AN ACT for continuing the Terms and Powers granted and given by the Acts passed.... For recovering, securing, and keeping in Repair the Harbour of Minehead, in the County of Somerset. Black Letter. 5pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1738. £12.00
Minehead Harbour AN ACT for Prolonging the Term for Payment of certain Duties Granted by an Act.... Intituled, An Act for Recovering, Securing, and Keeping in Repair the Harbour of Minehead, for the Benefit and Support of the Navigation and Trade of this Kingdom. Black Letter. Cover leaf and 5pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1712. £18.00
Rock and Co. VIEWS OF CLEVEDON Six engraved vignette views, each size approx. 3" x 4", in booklet with stiff paper wraps, with title and 'lace' effect embossing, overall size 4" x 7", 1" split at spine. 1861. £28.00
Rowe (G), Exeter, Drawn and Published by THE GEORGE INN (The Abbey Prison), Glastonbury. Lithograph, size 7" x 6", plus wide margins. Some minor creasing at two corners. c1835. £26.00
¶ A busy scene showing organ grinder with monkey, children on cart etc.
Scotts Nurseries (Merriott) Ltd. CATALOGUE 1978. 224pp., 8vo, decorative wraps. Many illustrations, some full-page. The flower drawings are by Robin Tanner. Small waterstain affecting the extreme right-hand edge of front wrap and first 80p, 1"-3" long. One sentence on first page underlined in red ink. 1978. £8.00
Slee family, of Ilminster DECLARATION of John Dunster, of Ilminster, Cooper, regarding the Slee family and possible heirs of Bridget Slee. 1837. 2p, folio, signed.... together with.... Extracts from the Register Books of Marriages, Baptisms and Burials for Ilminster and Crewkerne parishes, 1716 - 1820, 4p folio... together with Pedigree of the Slee family, large folio sheet. 1837. £16.00
¶ John Dunster was born in 1751 and relates how his father had been Mr Slee's Cooper (the family kept the Swan Inn). He was servant to William Slee Collector of Tolls and Hornsbury Hill Gate.
Somerset and Dorset Joint Lines MIDLAND RAILWAY DISTANCE DIAGRAM. Glastonbury District. Scale 1 inch to 1 mile. Sheet 61, covering the line from Cossington to Wells, and branch to West Pennard, with insets of Glastonbury and Wells... together with... Sheet 63, from Sturminster Newton to Evercreech, with inset of Templecombe. Printed on stiff paper. Each sheet size 18" x 12", plus margins. Small compass rose in margin. 2 items. Fourth Edition. 1919. £48.00
¶ Shows main villages throughout the area, as well as on the line, other lines, main features, estates etc.
Somerset Central Railway Company DEED OF COVENANT The Somerset Central Railway Company with Messrs. James and John Francis, of Ditcheat, Masons. Relating to a piece of land, part of the close called Lower Hay, in Evercreech, previously granted to the company, and the making of a right of access for J. & F. Francis. Large vellum sheet, with fine wax seal of company, which appears to show Glastonbury Tor, size 2" diameter, with some cracking. On verso is sketch plan in ink, scale 2 chains to an inch, size 7" x 10". 1860. £34.00
Taunton St. James RELEASE of a tenement called the Barr House, on the south side of Blackpoole, four acres of land called Grassegrove, two closes divided by a Rhine, etc. James Musgreave of Kingston to John Hall of Taunton St. James. Vellum, 15" x 18", wax seal on tag, calligraphic title, vellum browned in lower half, vellum worn on verso. 1708. £28.00
Taunton SUNG by Joby Poole, at the Castle Tap, August 24, 1868 by Nickey Vilmot. Broadside, tall folio, printed in two columns, 44 stanzas, satirising local figures such as 'The Exmouth Potter', 'the barber's son', 'Dapper Jack', 'The Knocker' etc. Laid down on thick paper, some slight wear, top margin clipped. (1868). £16.00
Walcot PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of an Old-Established Fully-Licensed Inn.... Known as the Britannia Inn.... and Two Messuages Adjoining Known as Nos. 1 & 2 Piccadilly.... for Sale by Auction.... 11th August, 1892. 3pp folio, plus docket title. 1892. £12.00
Wellow PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Desirable Freehold Estate consisting of a Farm House and About One Hundred Acres of Land... which will be Sold by Auction... 1st June 1839. 3pp., folio, docket title. Paper browned. 1839. £12.00
¶ Lists 17 pieces of land plus farm house. The new cider-press was excepted.
West Monckton ABSTRACT OF THE TITLE of Henry Sanford to 3 closes of Land in the Parish of West Monckton known as Bowman's Four Acres, Bowman's Six Acres, and Lockett's. 2p folio, in manuscript, folded. c1805. £12.00
¶ Refers to Tynte and Coplestone Bampfylde families, and details title back to 1783.
Western Division Election TO THE ELECTORS OF THE WESTERN DIVISION OF THE COUNTY OF SOMERSET. Gentlemen, As the Dissolution of Parliament is at hand, I ask you again to place me in the proud position which I have held for the last six years as one of the Representatives of the Western Division of the County of Somerset.... Your faithful Servant, W. Gore Langton, Hatch Beauchamp, 17th March, 1857. Poster, size 20" x 11", some slight off-setting, one short tear. W. Wood, Printer, Williton, 1857. £35.00
Weston-super-Mare PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE Of Two Attractive and Most Desirable Residences, Accommodation Land, and Choice Building Sites, In a picturesque and central part of the above fashionable Watering place, which Messrs Norton & Lalonde Have been honoured with instructions from the Rector of Weston super Mare the Rev. Prebendary E. Arthur Salmon, to Sell by Auction, at the Royal Hotel, Weston super Mare. On Wednesday, 29th May, 1889. Folio, 5pp and coloured folding map, short tears mainly to margins, map partly torn along one fold. 1889. £32.00
Westonzoyland TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THOMAS LORD ELLESMERE Lord Chancellor of England... Legal manuscript concerning Sir Baptiste Hicks, George Chamberleyn, executors of Robert Chamberleyn late of London, J. Gilbert of London and other Creditors of Sir Edward Dyer deceased, late of Weston, Somerset, and Edward Dyer. Dyer was indebted to Robert Chamberleyn by a recognizance enrolled in the Court, for £4000. 6p, folio, written on rectos only, in a fine large hand, lines widely spaced. Tied with vellum thread at top. With lawyer's notes in a very small hand in margin, e.g. 'he knoweth of no such Recognizance', 'it was had... by Allan Hendre(?) Attorn. Common Pleas a man noted for cuning devises'... together with... THE ANSWER of Edward Dyer. 14p., folio. 2 items. July 1614. £50.00
¶ Robert Dudley had sold the reversion of Westonzoyland Manor to Sir Edward Dyer in 1570. Dyer mortgaged and forfeited the Manor to the Crown, and at his death it passed to Sir Thomas Egerton, Baron Ellesmere (see Victoria County History of Somerset).
Wheatley (William Walter) COMPTON BISHOP CHURCH Somerset. 1840. Watercolour, initialled, interior view of church, showing pulpit, lectern with open book, old trunk in front of lectern, view through arch to chapel. Size 14" x 10", actual watercolour approx. 8" x 8", in buff mount, size 22" x 17". Titled on verso of mount in ink as above. 1840. £38.00
¶ William Walter Wheatley (C1811-1885) was employed over a period of ten years by Francis Weare Braikenridge, the Bristol antiquarian, to record old houses, churches, monuments and antiquities in Somerset. It was hoped they might be used to illustrate a new edition of Collinson's Somerset. Wheatley lived for a time at Rode in Somerset, and died in Bath.
ANTI-INVASION PREPARATIONS 1803 Witham Friary Parish FORM OF AN APPOINTMENT OF AN AGENT OF MILLERS Printed sheet, with manuscript insertions, size 16" x 13", 35 printed lines, in a large typeface, signed by Earl Poulett as Lord Lieutenant of the County, with a good wax seal. The form was to be used to appoint an Agent of Millers who in the case of invasion would require all Millers to provide 'dry, sweet and clean Flour, made of good marketable English Wheat, out of which the Bran shall have been taken by Means of a Twelve Shilling seamed Cloth'. The names of the Lieutenant, Superintendant etc. have been filled in in ink, but the name of the Overseer has not (presumably they were to be filled in if the threat materialised).... together with two similar documents for Appointment of Stationary Agent to take Charge of Stock, and Agent of Bakers (the Bakers were to provide 'wholesome well-baked Bread in Loaves of Three Pounds...'). 3 items. 1803. £70.00
¶ War with France had resumed in May 1803, and extensive anti-invasion preparations were made during that year, under an Act of Parliament, referred to in the text, 'to enable His Majesty more effectually to provide for the Defence and Security of the Realm during the present War....'
Withypool LEASE FOR A YEAR of tenement of Halsgrove, Samuel and George Cary to Francis Bastone. Vellum, 17" x 24", 2 wax seals. 1821. £14.00
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Dudley A GRAND SELECTION OF SACRED MUSIC will.... be performed in the Parish Church of Dudley.... Arranged from the Works of Handel, Beethoven, Felsted &c... Principal Performers, Misses Heaton, Aton.... Handbill, size 12" x 8", traces of folds. Printed in a variety of large type-faces. Printed for the Executors of the Late J. Hinton, Dudley. 1824. £36.00
¶ A collection was to be made at the Church Doors for the Choir.
Dudley EVENING AMUSEMENTS The Celebrated Merry Andrew is Arrived in this Town and will go through his Astonishing Performances Assisted by a Troop of Tom Fools on the Balcony of the Swan Inn.... Handbill, size 14" x 7", printed in large type-faces in a variety of lettering styles. Danks, Printer, Dudley. July 10th, 1837. £45.00
¶ Presumably a political skit lampooning a politician who is about to give an address in the town.
Kingswinford AN ACT for Dividing and Inclosing the Commons, Waste Lands, Commonable Woods and Commonable Places, within the Manor and Parish of Kingswinford.... Pages numbered 1-32. Bound in morocco covered stiff wraps, gilt title. Last page dusty. 1784. £24.00
Longdon and Cannock Wood FINAL AGREEMENT between George Boughey and William and Dorothy Davenport relating to messuage, stable, barn, orchard, thirty acres of land and common of pasture for cattle. Vellum, size 7" x 21", some light spotting, folds, some brown stains on verso. 1749. £20.00
Stafford Quarter Sessions SUMMONS for Witnesses Thomas Forster, Elizabeth Atkin, Thomas Ward and James Adkin to appear in a case between the inhabitants of Marchington Woodlands and Newborough regarding the settlement of Joseph Hawkins and Sarah his wife. 10 lines printed on vellum slip, with manuscript inserts, size 3" x 11", slight browning at edges, ink slightly faded, wax seal. 1795. £20.00
Stoke upon Trent ADMINISTRATION of the goods of Ralph Steele, late of Lane End, Wine and Spirit Merchant. Small printed vellum certificate with ms inserts, papered seal attached. Small brown stain at bottom. Seal appears to have been stuck over with plain paper at later date. 1823. £10.00
Walsall Boundaries REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF WALSALL 2pp, with a folding Plan of the borough by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline. Scale 2" to 1 mile. Disbound. 1832. £22.00
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Bacon's SUFFOLK County Map and Guide. 18pp. guide, and folding map, folding into sm. 9vo wraps with cyclists. c1910. £8.00
Beccles PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Cottages and Buildings, Shoemaker's Shop, in Long's Yard, Ravens Meer, Beccles, for sale by auction... 31st October, 1876. 3p., small folio. 1876. £10.00
Beccles POSTER advertising sale of Neat and Substantial Freehold Brick and Slated Cottage, in Two Tenements, with about a quarter of an acre, situate in Peddar's Lane, Beccles. Size 11" x 9", folds. Jarman, Printer, Beccles. 1842. £16.00
¶ Gives brief description of cottages with adjoining boarded and tiled building. One of the cottages was occupied by Stephen Battram, Woodman, the other untenanted.
Bungay PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Accommodation Meadows, in the parish of BUNGAY HOLY TRINITY, and of a Going upon STOWE FEN, which will be Sold by Auction by Mr George Durrant, at the Tuns Inn, Bungay, on Thursday, 25th October, 1869. Folio, 4pp, docket title, folded, single sheet of printed 'Conditions' loosely inserted, with attached sheet of manuscript details. 1866. £15.00
Claremont Estate AN ACT for ratifying the Purchase of the Claremont Estate, and for settling the same as a Residence for Her Royal Highness the Princess Charlotte Augusta, and His Serene Highness Leopold George Frederick Prince of Cobourg of Saalfeld. Pages numbered 989-998, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1816. £16.00
Grange Estate, Beccles PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of an extremely valuable building site laid out with broad roads.... divided into commodious and pleasant sites for the erection of business and private houses.... which Messrs. Flick.... will sell by Auction in a marquee on the ground.... 16th June 1892. 10pp., folio, with large coloured folding plan and key plan inside front wrap. It has been folded vertically and the front cover is browned down the crease, with some splits, splits at spine. 1892. £30.00
Ilketshall POSTER advertising sale by Auction, 14th March, 1859 at the King's head Inn, Beccles, of Three Brick Built and Tiles Cottages at St. Andrews, Ilkethsall, situate at St. Andrew's North Green. Size 15" x 10", some off-setting. 1859. £18.00
Long Stratton, Beccles ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LVI.S.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. Blue 'Record Map' stamp in margin. 1883. £20.00
St. Margaret Ilketshall PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a well cultivated Farm, consisting of A Good Farm House.... Two Rights of Common on Stow Fen: Which will be sold by Auction by Messrs. Rix and Burton. Tuesday, June the 7th, 1849, at the King's Head Inn, Bungay. Contemporary ink notes to last leaf. Folio, Plan and 4pp, docket title, folded. J.M. Burton, Ipswich, Steam Press. 1849. £22.00
Sudbury Bribery AN ACT for appointing Commissioners to Inquire into the Existence of Bribery in the Borough of Sudbury. Pages numbered 973-978, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1843. £10.00
Sudbury PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE , of two substantial brick-built and slated dwelling houses, nos 23 and 24, King Street.... To Be Sold by Auction by Messrs. Wheeler & Westoby at the Four Swans Hotel, Sudbury, on Friday, September 10th, 1875. 3pp, folio, docket title, folded. Sudbury, 1875. £18.00
Wrentham POSTER advertising Auction sale at the Spread Eagle Inn of A brick and tile built sash-fronted messuage licensed as a Beer House called the King's Head... also the excellent and long established Blacksmith's Shop adjoining, with two bricked forges, coal-house... Three brick and tiled cottages with garden ground... Size 20" x 14", folds, some off-setting of lettering. 1846. £25.00
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Guildford CATALOGUE of Sale of Pure Bred Jersey Cattle... September 5, 1918. 24pp, 8vo. Trace of vertical fold. 59 beasts, catalogued, with pedigrees. 1918. £8.00
Rocque's MAP OF SURREY (1762). Published in facsimile by the Surrey Archaeological Society, Castle Arch, Guildford. 8 sheets only (of 9), folio, plus Preface, printed wraps. 1931. £40.00
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Arundel PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable and Important Property situate in the Borough of Arundel.... Which will be Sold by Auction.... at the Norfolk Arms Hotel, Arundel, the 26th July, 1875. In 32 Lots. 18pp, folio, blue printed wraps. Lacks the seven plans. Two small holes rubbed in front wrap, some minor waterstaining at inner margin of some leaves and title, repair in front wrap. 1875. £22.00
¶ Includes cottages and 'The Arun Chambers' in the Ship Yard at Arundel; the Holly Tree Public House in Walberton; Wharf on the River Arun in Littlehampton.
Bacon PLAN OF BRIGHTON Reduced from the Ordnance Survey. Size 12" x 17", printed in 4 colours, central fold, a few light brown spots in sea area. 1884. £18.00
Brighton, Horsham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet IX. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36", linen-backed and folding into 8vo endpapers. Green paper on endpapers slightly cockled. Whatman Turkey Mill watermark 1854. £34.00
Chichester, Brighton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet IX. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35". A few minor marginal tears. Small piece torn from top margin, some marginal tears repaired on verso, one just reaching beyond border. Traces of folds where at one time folded in four. A few tiny pin holes at folds. Electrotype c1870. £30.00
¶ A good strong impression.
Cowfold PARTICULARS OF LEASE Long Lease of Eastland's Farm, Cowfold, Sussex, to be Sold by Public Auction.... October 11th, 1877. 3pp., sm. folio, folds, first page printed in a variety of type-faces, docket title slightly soiled. 1877. £12.00
Pulborough PARTICULARS WITH PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Estates lying dispersed in the Parish of Pulborough.... known as 'Brook House'.... 'The Windmill House'..... 'Gerrards Farm'.... 'Pie Mountain'..... to be Sold by Auction.... 5th day of August, 1879.... 6pp., folio, plus docket title, very large folding hand-coloured plan. 1879. £40.00
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Birmingham AN ACT for building Two new Chapels, and providing Burial Places thereto, within the Town of Birmingham, in the county of Warwickshire. Cover leaf + pages numbered 1247-1270, small folio, black letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, 1772. £16.00
Coventry AN ACT for better regulating Elections of Citizens to serve in Parliament for the City of Coventry. 6pp, disbound, plus cover sheet, black letter. 1781. £15.00
Nuneaton, Coventry ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 169. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 20". Boundaries and parkland, roads, handcoloured. A few grubby marks in top margin. Some roads inked in in blue around Monks Kirby. Linen-backed, folding into marbled wraps. c1880. £14.00
Parkfield PENCIL DRAWING of a large detached house with Georgian portico, path leading up to front door, walled garden with beds of shrubs, trees, foxgloves etc., edged with small shrubs. Drawing size 9" x 12" between borders, in ivory mount, overall size 16" x 18", titled in pencil in bottom margin 'Home of Mr & Mrs. Edward Haycock, Parkfields, Coventry.' On verso is written 'Where Sarah Snaly(?) was born'. Very detailed and attractive drawing in soft pencil showing all the architectural details. c1860. £55.00
Warwick, Coventry, Bilton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LIII N.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 12" x 15", border all round. Linen-backed and folding into sm. 8vo cloth boards. c1840. £25.00
¶ An early state. No railways shown.
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Orton PARTICULARS AND PLAN of a Valuable Estate situate at Barugh in the Parish of Orton.... dwelling house and farm buildings.... 4 Stints on Sunbiggin Tarn Pasture.... For Sale by Auction... 1st March, 1877. 4pp., folio, folded with docket title, folding plan coloured in outline. 1877. £32.00
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Biddesden PARTICULARS of the Freehold Sporting and Agricultural Estate comprising Biddesden, Longbottom and Cowboys Farms extending to about 895 Acres with well placed woods and rows, providing excellent shooting, picturesque farmhouses, homesteads and cottages... for Sale by Auction... 26th September 1930. 11pp., folio, large folding coloured plan. 1930. £22.00
Bishop's Cannings AN ACT For Dividing, Allotting, and laying in Severalty, the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, Waste Lands and Commonable Places, within the Manor and Tything of Coate, in the Parish of Bishop's Cannings, in the County of Wiltshire. 16pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1778. £24.00
Bratton PARTICULARS OF THE VALUABLE FREEHOLD PROPERTIES Comprising "The Butts," Bratton, Orchard and Lands Adjoining "Mill Vale House," Freehold Factory & Seven Cottages, to be offered for Sale by Auction... April 13th, 1926. Coloured folding plan, 8pp, small 4to, original printed wraps. Trowbridge: 1926. £12.00
Bratton WILTSHIRE INDUSTRY: CENTURY OF SERVICE TO FARMING Old-Style Crafts and Modern Tools in the Village Workshop of R. & J. Reeves & Son Ltd. at Bratton. Large folio sheet printed on one side with article and 7 photos of the workshops. Reprinted from 'The Wiltshire Times' Feb. 14th 1953. £8.00
Bratton, Westbury Leigh AUCTION POSTER advertising sale of 10 Lots at Westbury, May 5th, 1885. Size 31" x 21", 1" split at one fold. 1885. £20.00
¶ Lists details, including occupiers, of 11 Lots, 2 in Bratton, 1 in Westbury Leigh, the rest in Westbury. Includes share in tenement in Court Lane, Bratton, in 'Bratton Low Field', houses in Snappersnipes Lane, shops in Station Road, Westbury.
Burgess, Photographer, Market Lavington PHOTOGRAPH showing a gang of about 20 navies in a railway cutting, with picks and shovels, two cart horses, a large machine with bucket type mechanism on an arm, two men in machine. One railway line seems to be completed, another not, so it may be a widening operation. Photo slightly faded, particulars at top, with a few small pink spots. On rubbed card mount, with 'Burgess, Photographer, Market Lavington' printed below red border. n.d. c1890 or slightly earlier. £25.00
¶ Burgess opened his studio in Market Lavington in 1886.
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
Calne PARTICULARS OF SALE OF VALUABLE FREEHOLD PROPERTY in the Market Place, Patford Street and Curzon Street. In the Town of Calne, which will be offered for Sale by Auction.... by Mr Charles H. Parry, at the Lansdowne Arms Hotel, Calne, On Wednesday, the 28th day of August, 1878. Folio, 2pp. 1878. £12.00
Calne Railway AN ACT for granting further Powers to "The Calne Railway Company." 4pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1864. £8.00
Cherhill Swine Fever [The Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act, 1878.] THE ANIMALS ORDER. NOTICE IS HEARBY GIVEN, That the Pigstye situate in an Orchard at Cherhill, in the County of Wilts, in the occupation of Mr Jesse Butler.... was, on the 28th day of October, 1882, ordered, determined, and declared to be a place infected with Swine Fever, is now by the said Authority declared To Be Free From Swine Fever.... By Order, R.W. Merriman, Clerk to the Authority, Marlborough, November 28th, 1882. Poster, size 11" x 8", fews small holes at folds, and slightly soiled at folds. R.F. Houlston, Printer and Bookseller, Chippenham, 1882. £16.00
Chippenham land AN ACT for Vesting the Messuages and Hereditaments settled on the Marriage of Henry Burnet, Esquire.... to convey the same to Henry James Brooke.... and for laying out the Money to arise by such sale in the purchase of other Estates.... 11pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1813. £12.00
¶ Refers to premises in St. Mary Street, Chippenham.
Chippenham TWO RECEIPTS FOR A PEW purchased by John Darley and sold by Ralph Gaby, Churchwarden, in the new gallery in the Church of Chippenham. Two small slips of paper, impressed tax stamps, one signed with his mark by John Salter, the other by John Gaby. Fixed at top left corner with sealing wax. February and September 1817. £30.00
Christian Malford Swine Fever [The Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act, 1878.] THE ANIMALS ORDER. NOTICE IS HEARBY GIVEN, That the Pigstye situate at Avon Farm, in the Parish of Christian Malford, in the County of Wilts, in the occupation of Mr Joseph Vines.... was, on the 9th day of August, 1880, ordered, determined, and declared to be a place infected with Swine Fever, is now by the said Authority declared To Be Free From Swine Fever.... By Order, R.W. Merriman, Clerk to the Authority, Marlborough, November 28th, 1880. Poster, size 11" x 8", few folds. R.F. Houlston, Printer and Bookseller, Chippenham, 1880. £16.00
Compton Basset Swine Fever [The Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act, 1878.] THE ANIMALS ORDER. NOTICE IS HEARBY GIVEN, That the Farm Premises at Compton Farm, in the Parish of Compton Basset, in the County of Wilts, in the occupation of Mr Thomas Rawlings.... were, on the 18th day of June, 1888, ordered, determined, and declared to be a place infected with Swine Fever, is now by the said Authority declared To Be Free From Swine Fever.... By Order, R.W. Merriman, Clerk to the Authority, Marlborough, July 21st, 1888. Poster, size 11" x 8", few folds. R.F. Houlston, Printer and Bookseller, Chippenham, 1888. £16.00
Compton Farm, Enford PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE, Of the Valuable Freehold Estate (Tith Free) known as Compton Farm, situate in the village of Enford.... for Sale by Auction, at the Bear Hotel Devizes.... August the 29th, 1889. Folio, coloured folding plan, 4pp, original wraps loose, few short tears to top margin, portion torn from top inner corner of top wrap. 1889. £26.00
Cricklade, Calne, Devizes, Chilmark ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Composite map, two sheets joined, Sheets XXXIV and XIV, 'Index to the Tithe Survey' in top margin. Fully coloured in parishes, in a large variety of colours. Size 46" x 33". Some parishes and 'Ex.P's with name inked in in manuscript, some place names underlined, and a few short black lines connecting two points. County boundary shaded. Linen backed and folding into marbled wraps, in 8vo slipcase with original Wyld label, which has been repaired with new sides. c1860. £90.00
East Chisenbury PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of Tithe Rent Charge Issuing out of Lands in The Tything of East Chisenbury For Sale by Auction.... 7th day of December, 1858.... 5pp., folio, folded, including detailed schedules. The bottom half of the outside leaf been cut out - there does not appear to have been any text on it. 1858. £18.00
Great Chelworth and Little Chelworth Manors AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Manors of Great Chelworth and Little Chelworth, in the Parishes of Cricklade Saint Sampson and Cricklade Saint Mary.... 16pp, recent boards. Act of Parliament. 1814. £17.00
Lower Studley PARTICULARS of a Pleasantly Situate Suburban Residence... Two Closes of Pasture Land... to be sold by auction... 28th June, 1888. 4pp., folded with docket title. 1888. £15.00
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
Maiden Bradley PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Various Freehold Investment Properties including The General Stores, Village Smithy.... 47 Cottages and Gardens.... and the Parsonage, Gare Hill.... Rawlence & Squarey are favoured with instructions.... to Sell the Above by Auction.... July 29th, 1953. 40pp., wraps, folding coloured plan in pocket, staples rusty hence wraps detached. 1953. £20.00
Malmesbury AN ACT for making and maintaining Turnpike Roads from the Town of Malmesbury to or near to the Town of Wootton Bassett, Sutton Benger Church,, and Dauntsey Gate.... 38pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1809. £14.00
Melksham LEASE of 'all that Little plott or parcell of ground Contayning Nine Luggs and a half... late in the possession of Thomas Coltstone'. Thomas Selfe of Broomham to Giles Lucas of Melksham, Plumber. Vellum, 18" x 27", wax seal. Engraved heading with coat of arms. 1724. £24.00
Melksham PARTICULARS with Plan and Conditions of Sale, of a Highly Valuable Freehold Residential Estate.... Family Residence, known as 'Shaw-Hill House.... 2 detached cottages and Gardens.... 60 Acres.... for Sale by Auction.... July 27th, 1887. 6pp., folio, printed wraps, folding plan. Folded in four horizontally. 1887. £25.00
Oaksey, Manor of THE PARTICULARS of a Capital and very valuable Freehold Estate... Comprising the desirable manor of Oaksey extending over the Whole Parish of Oaksey... A small Mansion House, Eligibile Dairy Farms... sundry Cottages... the Perpetual Advowson of the Rectory of Oaksey... which will be Sold by Auction by Mr. Skinner... 7th November, 1787... at Garraway's Coffee-House, Change-Alley, London. 13pp., sm. folio. Docket title. Last leaf detatched and torn and ragged, with loss of a few words, 2" tear throughout at one fold, wear down spine where sewn. 1787. £45.00
¶ With detailed Schedules of the lots, with field names, acreages, tenants' names.
Pewsey SALE OF VALUABLE FREEHOLD PROPERTY The Fyfield Estate.... for Sale by Auction.... June 6th, 1921. 12pp., large 4to, wraps, photos., folding plan.... PROPERTIES AT FYFIELD Two Freehold Pasture Farms with Picturesque Old Farm House.... for Sale by Auction March 10th 1922. 5pp., 4to, wraps, folding plan. 2 items. 1921 and 1922. £15.00
Pigot & Co. WILTSHIRE Engraved map, coloured in outline, size 9" x 14", plus margins, 2 folds, vignette of Salisbury Cathedral, Reference to the Hundreds, inset of outlying parts of county. A few minor edge tears, some foxing spots down right hand side. c1850. £28.00
Potterne PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF ABOUT 46 ACRES of Valuable Pasture, Arable, Cherry Orchards, and Garden Lands, The Porch House And Cottages adjoining situated in the Parish of Potterne, Wilts. By Mr. Graham Foley, at the George inn, Potterne, On Tuesday, September, 21st, 1869.... 7pp + docket title, folio, folded. J. Diplock, Printer, Trowbridge, 1869. £15.00
Semington PARTICULARS of the Desirable Dairy Farm known as 'Seend Park Farm', Semington.... for Sale by Auction September 4th, 1945. 10pp., sm. 4to, wraps. 1945. £12.00
Shrewton PARTICULARS of the Freehold Agricultural Estate known as Elston Hill.... with Excellent Farm House, 11 Cottages.... which Woolley & Wallis will sell by Auction on... May 23rd, 1950. 14pp., 4to, stiff wraps, coloured folding map in pocket, 7 photographic views. 1950. £17.00
Shrewton PARTICULARS WITH CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Old-Established Licensed Hotel... The Bustard Hotel, on Salisbury Plain, near Shrewton... with two enclosures of arable land... two brick-built and slated cottages... for sale by auction May 2, 1927. 4pp., 4to, vertical fold. 1927. £10.00
South Marston PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF A VERY SUPERIOR FREEHOLD DAIRY FARM AND ESTATE.... Late the Estate of Henry Kinneir, Esq. deceased. Most desirably situate in the pleasant healthy Village of South Marston.... Comprising Ninety Acres.... Will Be Sold By Auction, By Mr Taylor, At the Auction Mart, opposite the Bank of England, On Tuesday, the 18th Day of January 1820.... Folio, folded, full page plan, and 2pp, docket title. 1820. £35.00
¶ Slight confusion by the printer it has 'Great Marston' on the docket title, and 'South Marston' on the title.
South Marston PARTICULARS OF AN EXCELLENT FREEHOLD DAIRY FARM, & ESTATE.... Late the Estate of Henry Kinneir, Esq. deceased. In the very pleasant healthy village of South Marston.... Comprising Ninety Acres, One Rood, and Thirty-five Perches.... with a Large and Excellent Farm House and Requisite Buildings.... Will Be Sold By Auction.... 3rd August, 1818. Folio, folded, plan, and 2pp, docket title. 1818. £35.00
Sutton Veny and Bishopstrow PARTICULARS of Valuable Freehold Estates.... Comprising nearly 500 Acres.... Convenient Homesteads.... Farm-Buildings also an 8-Quarter Malthouse, with Dwelling House and the Free Public-House known as 'The Bell Inn'.... which will be Sold by Auction.... 15th September 1875. 6pp., folio, folded, with schedules for each lot. Docket title dusty. 1875. £25.00
Tilshead PARTICULARS WITH PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Freehold Agricultural Estate known as Manor Farm, Tilshead.... for Sale by Auction, June 25th, 1925. 6pp., 4to, wraps, folding plan. Actual photo on title page. 1925. £13.00
Warminster, Bishopstone MAP OF LANDS in the Parishes of Warminster, Bishopstrow, Sutton Veny, Norton Barcent, and Upton Scudamore in the County of Wilts The Property of Sir Frances Astley, Baronet, 1862. Lithographed plan, fully hand-coloured, size 25" x 36", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into large 8vo endpapers, scale 1" = 6 chains. Shows buildings, gardens, streams, roads, woodland, hedges, footpaths, railway station. Border, decorative compass rose, scale bar. Light pencil markings as to cultivation and acreage of fields added. Some slight dustmarking in blank corners, and some pale rust spots in bottom left corner, in blank area. 1862. £165.00 -- See Illustration
¶ Covers Butlers Coomb Farm, Five Ash Cottage, river with four Mills, Eastleigh, Oldfields Farm, part of Bishopstrow village. Other landowners such as Lord Bath and Lord Heytesbury are indicated.
Westbury and Dilton Marsh PARTICULARS OF SALE of Small Holdings, Residences and Shop, Pasture and Arable Lands... for Sale by Auction... 26th May, 1926. 10pp., 4to, wraps. Central vertical crease. 1926. £10.00
Wheatley (William Walter) CHILTERNE ALL SAINTS Wilts. Burnt down April 17th 1852. Old Ecclesiastical Building, Sketched the day after the fire; belonged (I believe) to Bradenstoke Abbey. Watercolour sketch, initialled, in pencil and pale brown and grey, of large medieval building with partly collapsed roof, church on right, groups of onlookers. Good architectural detail of windows, etc. Size 10" x 15", mounted in buff card mount, size 13" x 18". Titled as above on back of mount. c1852. £80.00
¶ William Walter Wheatley (c1811-1885) was a prolific painter of antiquities, churches, and old buildings in Wiltshire and Somerset. He worked for various patrons including George Weare Braikenridge. Thought to have been born in Bristol, he lived for a time in Rode, and later in Bath.
Wheatley (William Walter) BISHOP CANNINGS Watercolour of the church, in soft light brown and grey tones with good detail of the architecture, attractive framing of the view in trees, small figure in foreground. Initialled. Size 10" x 15", painting completely filling paper, in buff mount. c1860. £220.00
¶ William Walter Wheatley (c1811-1885) was a prolific painter of antiquities, churches, and old buildings in Wiltshire and Somerset. He worked for various patrons including George Weare Braikenridge. Thought to have been born in Bristol, he lived for a time in Rode, and later in Bath.
Wroughton PARTICULARS of Badbury Wick Farm in the parishes of Chisledon and Liddington and Arable Land at Wroughton to be Sold by Auction.... 20th August 1855. 3pp., folio. 1855. £18.00
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Elmley Lovett A RENTALL of all rents payable to Rob. Townsend Esq. and Jno. Waldron Clerk within the Manors of Elmly Lovett & Merrington In the parishes of Elmly Lovett, Hampton Lovett & Elmbridge In the County of Worcester, For the year 1777, with the Arrears thereof. Folio sheet, writing covering one and a half sides, listing tenants names in different townships, with columns for 'Rents', 'Days', 'Arrears'... together with similar sheet for 1787, repaired splits at some folds, slight wear at folds, dusty on outside... together with... similar rental for 1791 ('the late Rob. Townsend'), 3p, small folio, repaired split at one fold. 3 items. 1777-91. £40.00
¶ Also includes Tibberton, Feckenham. Properties include Mill, Ryelands, Bassetts Farms, 'Shadrack Crump for small inclosure from the Green added to his orchard & a Pig stye set upon the Waste', etc.
Elmley PARTICULARS of... the Choice Freehold Property distinguished as Elmley Lodge or Elmley Park... 1,256 Acres of Fine Corn and Root-Growing Land,.. Orchards... Farms... Trout Stream, an interesting Dwelling of the 17th Century... Manors of Elmley Lovett, Merrington and Snead's Green... Folio, folded, 12pp. Outside leaves dust-stained and worn at edges, Large hand-coloured folding plan, slightly ragged at edges. 1859. £40.00
¶ The Park included 'Ornamental Water, With Cascades or Waterfalls'.
Forester family LICENCE to George Forester of Elmley Lovatt to assume the name of Townsend between his Christian and Surname, in compliance with the will of his grandfather Robert Townsend. Manuscript, 3p., sm. folio, repaired tear along fold on both leaves. Signed Henry Dundas. On verso is confirmation signed George Harrison Norroy & Register that it has been recorded in the College of Arms in the Register I:34. Papered seal of George III with coat of arms. 1792. £22.00
¶ 'our will and pleasure is that you Charles Duke of Norfolk... do require and command that this our Concession and Declaration be registered in our College of Arms...'
Nail Trade WILL of Richard Parker, of Stourbridge, Ironmonger. 2p., folio. Contemporary copy. 1744. £30.00
¶ Bequeathes his house with outbuildings, 'with all the Seales and Beams weights Counters and Shelves & other utensills belonging to the Nail Trade, with my two Coffers weights and Seales at Worcester & my Writing Desk and Shelves in my Countinghouse', and 'the stock of nails in hand at my decease'.
Seisdon, Hundred of BEER ACT Navigation Office, Amblecoat, Staffordshire, September 12th, 1834. Notice by the Magistrates fixing the hours for opening and closing premises licensed to sell Beer. 19 lines, heading in large type-face. With names of three Magistrates at bottom. Heming, Printer, High Street, Stourbridge. 1834. £28.00
¶ Refers to an Act passed the previous month.
Stourbridge ABSTRACT OF TITLE to the late Mr. Gabr. Bradley's Freehold Estate in Stourbridge. 4p., folio, written on one side only, folded. c1790. £28.00
¶ Details title from 1739-1767. Refers to a dwelling house with Anvil Shop adjoining, workhouses, barns, stables etc., at the lower end of the High Street.
FIREWORKS Stourbridge CAUTION Notice is hereby given that the Commissioners of the Township of Stourbridge have directed to Police.... to lay Informations against any Person or Persons letting off or firing any Musket, Gun, Pistol... making any Bonfire or setting fire to or letting off or throwing any Crackers, Squibes, Rockets Fire Balls or other Fire Works.... Handbill, size 11" x 8", some words printed in letters 1" high, warning of the penalty for letting off fireworks etc., on 5th November. Heming, Printer, High Street, Stourbridge. 1841. £42.00
Stourbridge NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the General Annual Licensing Meeting for the purpose of granting Victuallers' Licenses, will be held, as usual, at the Stewpony In... Handbill, size 11" x 9", top corners torn (not affecting text). Heming, Printer, Stourbridge. August 12th 1836. £24.00
¶ With a list of 9 Magistrates.
Witley ANNUITIES AND LEGACIES left by the Will and Testamentary Schedule of the Right Honourable Thomas Lord Foley, Decd. Cash book titled as above in manuscript on front board, 4to, parchment boards, 34 pages of entries in a fine hand, plus many blanks. Legacies are left to the Poor of Great Witley, the Poor of the Chappelry of Little Witley, to Lady Catherine Noel, Sir Francis Charlton, Rowland Berkeley, to 'All his Lordships Servants who shall have Lived with him at his Decease... £10...' listing the names of 7 servants with length of service. Dates of payment of the legacies are noted. 1766. £120.00
¶ William Hanbury of Kelmarsh was to have 'the coal Snuff Box mounted in Gold given to his Lordship by the late Sir John Packington'.
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Addingham RELEASE of five closes of land, with the buildings and appurtenances, in the parish of Addingham, Anne Woolley of Gatecroft, widow of Richard Woolley, yeoman, to William Webster of Addingham, Clerk. Vellum, size 11" x 14", signed by Anne Woolley with her mark, heavy wax seal on tag. Some waterstaining, but legible in those parts affected. 1622. £38.00
¶ Lists each piece of land by name, also included a part of the common waste and moor.
Bacon's PLAN OF BRADFORD Size approx 12" x 18", single fold at centre, printed in 3 colours. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Street index printed down sides. c1885. £18.00
Blackley and West Vale CERTIFICATE AND ORDER by Thomas Brook, Land Surveyor, as to division of the family property, James Pitchforth deceased. Two vellum sheets, 24" x 27", signed by Brook with wax seal, setting out the division of the property into two shares with schedules giving description, tenant, quantity. Attached are two coloured manuscript plans by T. Brook and nephew, Huddersfield, on waxed cotton, showing buildings, wooded areas, gardens etc., with adjoining owners, first plan size 22" x 27", the second one showing West Vale is slightly smaller. 1879. £46.00
East Keswick CONVEYANCE of a plot of land at East Keswick, Earl of Harewood and others to Albert Barker of Sheepshanks Mill, Leeds, Cloth Manufacturer, and Theophilus Duff, Draper. Large vellum sheet with manuscript plan, scale 4 chains to 1", size, 7" x 9", showing buildings, plots, Keswick Beck, etc. 1882. £16.00
Ecclesfield ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 288,. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. 1874. £30.00
Gomersal DAWSON BROS. LIMITED Illustrated Catalogue of Modern High-Class Bottle-Washing Machines and Bottling Appliances. 4to, printed wraps, 80 glossy pages, profusely illustrated. 1923. £40.00
¶ Includes 'Power Corking Machine' 'Dawson's Patent Dual Bottle-Brushing and Label-Removing Machine', 'Open Type Bottle Soaking Machine' etc.
Hargrove (William), Publisher THE YORK HERALD Saturday April 19, 1879. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp, unopened. Some browning at right-hand edge of first page. 1879. £8.00
Hemsworth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 263. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. 1854. £28.00
¶ Covers Ryhill, Grimethorpe Hall, Elmshall Lodge, Newstead Hall.
Huddersfield and Manchester Railway & Canal Co. ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT for the sale and purchase of land and buildings in the Township of Quick in Rochdale or Saddleworth, Joseph Smith of Tamewater, Woollen Cloth Manufacturer to the Huddersfield and Manchester Railway & Canal Co. 3p., folio, folded, affixed is a coloured plan on tissue paper of the area , scale 2 chains to 1", signed Joseph Smith. Small split at one fold, outside rather dusty. 1847. £25.00
Pudsey, Gildersome ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 217. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Linen-backed. 1852. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1867. £34.00
¶ Covers Bowling Iron Works, Stanningley, Wortley, Adwalton.
Scarborough REAL PHOTO POSTCARD 'Scotch Herring Girls at Work, Scarborough. Shows girls working on the Quay around large vats, many barrels, boats in background. Traces of paper on verso where once pasted on paper. A fine crisp image, c1910.... together with... 'Gipping' Herring, Scarbro.', real photo postcard, used, 1914, and a 1925 postcard showing 'Scotch Fisher Girls, Scarborough', together with a Kingsway Real Photo card of the Fish Quay, c1914. 4 cards. 1914-25. £26.00
Thornton, near Bradford PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Freehold Farm, Together with Barn, Mistal, Stable, also a Messuage (in ruins) known as 'Alderscholes Farm'... to be Sold by Auction, 26th September, 1902. 3pp, sm. folio, printed wraps, folding coloured plan. 1902. £16.00
Thurgoland ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 282. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. 1855. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1866. £30.00
¶ Covers Deep Carr, Mortomley, Tankerley, Worsborough.
Valentine (J) PHOTOGRAPH OF RIEVAULX ABBEY FROM THE N.W. Albumen print, size 7" x 11". Half-inch tear at top... together with a similar albumen print of the Abbey showing Nave and Transept, slightly spotty, and two by 'G.W.W' of Fountains Abbey, all four views the same size. c1890. £14.00
Wakefield Improvements AN ACT for lighting and Watching the Streets, and other publick Passages and Places within the Town of Wakefield, in the County of York.... Cover leaf + pages numbered 695-710, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1796. £14.00
Walker (J & C) EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE Map with outline colour, size 12"x 17", plus margins. Shows the areas covered by various Hunts, with small circles showing place of meets. Parkland, railways, borders of hunting areas coloured. c1836. £26.00
¶ From 'Hobson's Fox Hunting Atlas'.
Warcop, Newbiggin ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet CII S.E. Border all round, linen-backed and folded to 4to, blue crayon numbers on verso. c1870. £15.00
West Riding ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet CC.S.E (Haworth); Sheet CC.N.W (Oakworth); Sheet CLXXV.S.W (Sutton); Sheet CCI.N.W (Bingley); Sheet CLXXV.S.E (Keighley); Sheet CCXV.N.W (Oxenhope); Sheet CCXV.S.E (Mixenden). Eight maps, scale 6" to 1 mile, quarter sheets, size 12" x 18", plus margins, contours in red. 1933-4. £32.00
Whitby AN ACT to continue the Duty of One Farthing per Chalder on Coals... and for the more effectual repairing and maintaining the Piers and Harbours of Whitby. Cover leaf + 4pp, disbound, black letter. Act of Parliament. 1781. £14.00
York BILL-BOOK Oblong 4to record book, marbled boards, worn calf spine, corners rubbed, printed label to front board 'Frobisher's Gentleman & Tradesman's Bill-Book: Sold at his Wholesale Book-Warehouse, Pavement, York.' Entries on 45 double page spreads, printed in columns for When & of Whom Recd., When & Where Drawn, Time, Payable To, By Whom Drawn, On Whom Drawn, Value, etc. First entry Jan. 31st 1806, last one for August 1811. Places where drawn include Leeds, Macclesfield, Saddleworth, Accrington, Blackburn, Bradford, Halifax, Bowling Iron Works. People listed under 'On Whom Drawn' include Sir James Esdaile & Co., Sir Richd. Carr Glyn, Ramsbottom & Co., Masterman & Co. 1806-1811. £50.00
York BILL of C. Steward & Sons, Manufacturers of Horn, Ivory & Tortoise Shell, Lanthorn Lights, Drinking Horns, Combs. Oblong 8vo., attractive printed heading with cow and tortoise. Made out to Mr. Moffat, Dumfries... together with... Letter on printed letterhead of The Yorkshire Patent Drill Co. Ltd., Millwrights, Kirbymoorside. 4to, large vignette of seed drill. 1870 and 1911. £8.00
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Allan (Robert), Printer CALEDONIAN MERCURY No. 11,368. July 3, 1794. Newspaper, 4pp. Some slight rubbing at one fold, a few spots. 1794. £14.00
¶ Contains notice from Post Office about dispatch of mail bags from a long list of places, notice of Bounty of 3 guineas for volunteers for Navy, etc.
Bell Rock Lighthouse AN ACT for erecting a Light House on the Bell or Cape Rock, on the Eastern Coast of Scotland, and for enabling the Commissioners of the Treasury to advance a certain Sum of Money out of the Consolidated Fund of Great Britain, towards that Purpose. Pages numbered 1201-1204, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1806. £16.00
Brown (James) Printers THE ABERDEEN HERALD March 31st, 1860. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp., folds, Some minor browning along part folds on front page. 1860. £14.00
¶ Many adverts. for local firms, steamship sailings, Provost's resignation etc.
Brown (James) Printers THE ABERDEEN HERALD April 14th, 1860. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp., folds. 1860. £15.00
¶ Many adverts. for local firms, steamship and clipper sailings, Roup of the Bell and Petty Customs Dues, article on 'Scottish Patriotism', and 'Our Local Railways'.
Dumfries, Coldstream BILLS of A. Herries, Auctioneer and Cattle Salesman, Dumfries, with heading showing 4 beasts' heads; Hope's Auction Mart, Wigton, with small vignette of animals; James Briggs, Undertaker and Agricultural Implement Maker, 1871, made out for 27 items, plain printed heading; bill of William Cunningham, Coldstream 1867 for carting stones etc., heading in ms. First two sm. 8vo., the others 4to. 4 bills. 1867-89. £16.00
Edinburgh Court Building AN ACT for taking down the present Building in which the Treasury Chambers and Offices of the Court of Exchequer in Scotland were situated, and erecting new Buildings in lieu thereof. Pages numbered 1369-1372, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1806. £14.00
Edinburgh Friendly Society RECEIPT for money received by Robert Mcfarlane, Cashier to the Edinburgh Friendly Insurance against Losses by Fire, issued to the Representatives of William Lillie Cordiner. Printed with manuscript inserts, with attractive small woodcut of clasped hands. Size 7" x 8", signed by Cashier and Secretary. 1762. £16.00
Haddington REPORT ON THE BURGH OF HADDINGTON. Folio, engraved plan coloured in outline, with a sheet of text printed on one side only, couple of short tears to inner margin text leaf. c183-. £18.00
Muirhead (C) Printer THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER February 18, 1834. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp., folded. 1834. £14.00
¶ Contains 3 columns on Highland Society livestock competition.
Muirhead (C) Printer THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER February 11, 1834. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp., folded. 1834. £14.00
¶ Contains Adverts for Infirmary Ball, sale of houses in Candlemaker Row and Libberton's Wynd, report of calico-printers' strike etc.
Orkney AN ACT to facilitate the construction, improvement, maintenance and regulation of Piers in the Islands of Orkney, for making better provision for the conservancy of the Harbours therein.... 17pp., numbered 1-17. Last page slightly chipped at edges. 1872. £9.00
Scottish Mussels AN ACT for the Protection of Mussel Fisheries in Scotland. Pages numbered 893-894, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1847. £11.00
Veitch (W), Publisher THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT Sept. 24th, 1866. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp, folds. 1866. £10.00
¶ Contains list of subscribers to the Eyre Defence Aid Fund, adverts. for Aitchison's watches, North British Marble Works, etc.
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Anglesea HOLYHEAD TO GREAT ORMES HEAD Compiled from Admiralty Surveys 1835-1893. Sea chart size 26" x 37", three sections at top, linen-backed and folding into plain cloth boards. Corrections to Jan. 2nd 1931. £14.00
Anglesey ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LXXVIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 25" x 41", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to large 4to. Library stamp on linen on verso. Electrotyped in 1862. £35.00
¶ Covers Ormes Head, Caernarvon, the whole of Anglesey.
Brecon and Hay Roads AN ACT for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act, passed for repairing the Road from the Town of Brecon, through the Town of Hay, in the Builth and Hay Turnpike Road, near Llyswen, in the County of Brecon, and for more effectually repairing the Road leading from the Furnace Turnpike Gate, to the Gate leading to Garthbrengy Common, in the said County. Pages numbered 573-582, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1804. £11.00
Bridgend TRADESMEN'S MAY DAY SHOW and Horse Parade. Programme, 4pp., 8vo. Lists prizes for Best Cob in Harness, Best Cart Horse etc. (35 classes). 1905. £7.00
Caermarthen ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLI. Sheet 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36". Linen-backed and folding into small 4to marbled endpapers. Electrotype, 1865. £34.00
¶ Covers Laugharne, Llandovery, Newcastle Emlyn.
Cardiganshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Sheet LVII. Linen-backed and folding to 4to with marbled sides. Electrotype 1865. £34.00
¶ Covers Lampeter, Aberystwyth.
Maes Lllemystin Estate AN ACT for exonerating a certain Estate called Maes Llemystin, situate in the Parish of Llangadfan in the County of Montgomery, belonging to Charles Dallas Esquire, from the Claims of the Crown. Pages numbered 157-159, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Strahan, 1826. £12.00
Montgomery ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LX. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36", linen-backed and folding into marbled endpapers, in rubbed slipcase with Stanford label. Electrotyped 1862. £30.00
¶ Covers Llandidloes, Welshpool, Bishops Castle, Llan y Mowddwy.
Moylgrove, Haverfordwest, Fishguard ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XL. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 35". Mounted on linen and folding into 8vo paper endpapers, small key map. Watermarked 1851. £30.00
Mumbles TWO REAL PHOTO POSTCARDS One 'The Mumbles Train' showing the train at the station with people on board, the other 'Pier & Railway Station Mumbles', with train at station, large crowd of people. Harvey Barton, Printer, Bristol. c1914. £12.00
Radnor and Cardiganshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheets 178, 179, 195, 196. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 37", mounted on linen and folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. Four main railway lines coloured in different colours, stations neatly named in red ink. 1910. £20.00
¶ Covers Rhayader, Builth, Lampeter.
Radnor PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Freehold Farm known as 'The Wern' situate in the parish of Michaelchurch-on-Arrow.... which will be offered for Sale by Auction.... 24th July, 1907. Folio, wraps, large folding coloured plan. Wraps grubby, plan rather creased, traces of horizontal folds. 1907. £24.00
Ruabon, Denbigh PARTICULARS of an Important Estate called Pen-y-Lan, in the Parishes of Ruabon and Erbistock.... The Capital Mansion of Pen-y-Lan.... Commodious Pews in the Churches of Ruabon and Erbistock.... There is no doubt of the Existence of Coal throughout the whole property... 14pp., folio, sewn at margin. Last page loose and browned at folds. Very large folding plan, coloured in outline. Includes detailed schedules of the various farms; reserved minerals under surface land, naming quantities and types of coal, royalties of Coal at Sycamore, Mill Colliery, Cardden Colliery, etc. Appears to lack cover page with details of place and date of auction, etc. c1850. £26.00
¶ Includes Tithes of Corn and Hay for Dinhille Ucha etc., Trefechan, Onnenfawr, Yew Tree, etc.
Valentine & Sons VIEWS OF NORTH WALES 24 pages of views, some full page, some much smaller. Decorative gilt boards, size 11" x 8", with figure of lady in Welsh costume drinking tea. Staple rusty hence loose in case. Boards rubbed at edges. c1910. £14.00
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Advertising ANSTIE'S GOLD FLAKE Advert in bright colours on very glossy paper, showing open packet of cigarettes 'Just Your Line!'. Size 8" x 26". No white margin at sides, although there is at top and bottom, difficult to say if it has been trimmed or not. c1950. £12.00
Angus & Co. ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE of Roll-Top Desks, Writing Tables, Pigeon-Hole Cases and Writing Chairs. January 1896. Large sheet 24" x 39", illustrating 24 desks, with measurements, prices, sheet folding to make booklet in blue printed grained paper wraps, large 4to. Loosely inserted is an advertising leaflet, 4p, sm. folio, with pictures of chairs and desks, and a 1903 price list for chair suite... together with... TRADE LIST of Roll-top Desks. Writing Tables, Pigeon-Hole Cases and Writing Chairs. Size 4" x 11". 9pp., listing wood type, price etc. Illustrations of works inside wraps. 2 items. 1896. £34.00
Anon. COMMONPLACE BOOK 148 pages, 4to, full vellum, darkened, last 7 leaves with wormhole. Entries from 1810. Entries include extracts from religious works, from 'Bruce's Travels in Abyssinia', a synopsis of Mungo Park's last journal in Africa, with illustrations., pithy sayings, remarkable stories, thoughts on insanity, 'The Black Jews', 'Deistical writers in England', 'Cure for Blight', recipes, an account (presumably his own summary) of Robert Owen's 'A New View of Society...' - 'he has not one reference to Scripture as offering him any help to his system, nor commendation of its morals, far less its doctrines... I think there is a good deal of the Utopian in the Scheme (i.e. New Lanark)... I fear Old Adam will be found too strong for it...' Pasted inside the front board is a poem in manuscript 'Verses written by the Revd. Mr Newton on the top of the Light House on the North Foreland'. c1810. £180.00
¶ The writer was possibly a clergyman. There are a few words in Hebrew. He refers several times to Kingsland (Shropshire), for example in the story of a young man who 'came up from Kidderminster to keep Kingsland turnpike'.
Bichard (Thomas), Printer LA GAZETTTE DE GUERNESEY Journal Officiel, Politique et Litteraire, Samedi 24 Aout 1895. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp., in French. 1895. £8.00
Blendworth, Hampshire and Stansted Forest, Sussex ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXVIII N.E. and parts of Sussex Sheets XXXIII & XLVII. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo paper wraps. Roads and water features coloured. Slight darkening of paper. 1911. £18.00
Board of Ordnance LETTER BOOK of James Windsor, Clerk in the Board of Ordnance, 1820-47.. 4to, full parchment boards, front inner hinge broken with copies of letters 'Issued', and 'Received' at the other end, each part with an index of letters, with date, correspondent, subject and page number. 156 closely-written pages 'Issued', and 162p 'Sent'. Tipped in is a Cheltenham-printed pamphlet, 8pp., sm. 8vo, 1830 'Statement of Facts Connected with the Meeting between Mr. W.C. Ormsby and Mr M.R. Watt (calling himself Ormsby) On the Cheltenham Race Course...' James Windsor writes his account of a meeting where Watt insulted his friend and was challenged to a duel. 1820-47. £250.00
¶ After a brief spell at Gibraltar he is appointed Ordnance Storekeeper at Trinidad, and then in 1836 is sent to Kingston, Canada, as he suffers badly from fever in the West Indies. There is much on the bad effects of the climate on the English inhabitants, particularly at Cocorite, where he was living with another clerk, who although born on the island, suffered badly from swamp fever. His Irish servant 'took ill and died'. He explains in a letter to the Master General, January 1823, that the white troops who had replaced the black troops at the Arsenal were withdrawn by Major General Farquharson, Acting Governor, as there were a great many casualties and hospital admissions 'he did not feel himself justified in allowing the European Troops to do duty any longer at Cocorite - and the black Troops were thenceforward appointed to perform this Service'. On his being appointed to Kingston, Canada, his brother advises him to sail to Montreal in the 'Great Britain', and explains the comfort of the passage in that ship (everything provided for the passage 'except hand towels'), but instead he travels on the 'Sampson' to New York. A few of the communications are from the Duke of Wellington, including one Nov. 1st, 1826 appointing him 'Storekeeper on the Establishment of the Ordnance at Trinidad'.
Bradshaw (George) MAP & SECTIONS OF THE RAILWAYS OF GREAT BRITAIN. Dedicated by Permission to James Walker, R.F.S. L & E. Scale 10 miles = 1". Size approx. 63" x 38", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into large 8vo cloth boards with floral gilt decoration, lacks spine. Fully hand coloured. Inset map of London. Silk edging tape missing in places, a 1" split at edge of one fold, brownish line along one fold where silk tape has off-set where folded. With separate booklet, 1839, of 'Tables of the Gradients to Bradshaw's Map of the Railways.... Containing Particulars of the Lengths, Levels, and Gradients of All the Principal Railways in the The Kingdom', 27pp, cloth boards, back board detached. Published 9th March 1845 by Blacklock & Bradshaw, Manchester and W. Adams, London. £380.00 -- See Illustration
Breconshire and Herefordshire Estates PARTICULARS OF VERY VALUABLE FREEHOLD, LEASEHOLD & COPYHOLD PROPERTY, Comprising several excellent Estates and Farms.... Tithes arising out of Lands in the Parishes of Llanigon and Hay.... A Dwelling House in the Town of Hay.... Which will be Sold by Auction... 9th Day of January, 1852. Folio, folded, 3pp. With schedules. 1852. £24.00
¶ Includes shares in the Hay Railway.
Burials in Woollen AN ACT to repeal Two Acts of the Thirtieth and Thirty-second Years of King Charles, the Second, for burying in Woollen, and for indemnifying Persons against Penalties for Offences committed against the said Acts. Pages numbered 941-942, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1814. £16.00
Cambridge and Norfolk ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXV. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 25" x 36", linen-backed and folding into 8vo wraps. County boundaries, main roads, water features, parkland hand-coloured. The Woodhall Estate and estates of Lyne Stephens, Angerstein and Donwham Estates in the south east have been hand shaded in different colours. Printed from an Electrotype. c1870 or earlier. £36.00
¶ Covers Kings Lynn, Wisbech, Swaffham.
Colin & Cie, Ancne. Mon. Godin ALBUM GENERAL Des Appareils de Cuisine, Chauffage et Batiment. Mai 1903. 495pp., large 8vo, cloth covered boards, blindstamped title on front board. In French. Illustrates many stoves, ranges, grates, gas stoves, radiators, pumps, baths, ornamental washbasins, jardinieres, garden edging, umbrella stands. 1903. £85.00
Collins (H.G) Publisher ENGLAND AND WALES Shewing the Rail Roads Completed, Proposed & in Progress. Lithographed hand-coloured map, 20" x 26", counties coloured in outline, shows railways existing and 'in contemplation'. Later railways added by later owner, in slightly shaky red red ink, together with ferry routes. Linen-backed, folding into small 8vo cloth-covered boards with orange paper label, part of label torn away. c1845. £40.00
Devon and Cornwall Railway AN ACT for authorising a sale and transfer of parts of the undertaking of the Devon and Cornwall Railway Company to the London and South Western Railway Company, and for other purposes. 21pp. disbound. Act of Parliament. 1874. £12.00
¶ Much on the Lidford Extension Railway.
Dorset and Somerset SETTLEMENT by Miss Ella Glyde of a half part of dwellinghouses and lands in Martock, Adber, Queen Camel and Yeovil upon her marriage with Whitfield Scammell. 3 large vellum sheets, including one page of detailed schedules, 5 wax seals. 1882. £17.00
¶ Includes house known as 'Wyndham House' in Yeovil.
First World War LETTER signed 'Roberts, F.M.', to a Mr Paull in London, thanking him for the donation of field glasses 'Your glasses will be of the greatest possible service to our Non-Commissioned officers in the field'. 7 lines, typewritten, 4to, with printed address, 'Englemere, Ascot'. No envelope. Nov. 5th, 1914. £15.00
Hampshire & Berkshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 30". Linen-backed and folding to 4to, silk edging tape, frayed in places. Section at top right 5" deep butted in from a quarter sheet and extending out 3" from edge at right. Two railways drawn in in red ink. A 3" and a 1" split in linen at one fold. Electrotype 1879-82. £32.00
¶ Covers Basingstoke, Hungerford, Wokingham.
Hereford, Monmouth, Glos. ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 23" x 30", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo wraps. Printed from an Electrotype made by joining four sheets. c1870. £34.00
¶ Covers Malvern Chase, Monmouth, Hereford, Gloucester.
Hop-picking PHOTOGRAPH of a large group of hop pickers working between two rows of hops. A man is in foreground with large sack, and there are two containers for hops made of wooden stakes and poles, a man appears to be handing wages to a woman in a white cotton bonnet, other women in background with straw hats, two children, a toddler. Two people carrying long billhooks. Size 7" x 8", mounted on card, mount foxed, with wormholes on the card (not on the image), 1" tear at top edge. Photo slightly faded and somewhat over-exposed at centre, but with excellent detail. c1910. £25.00
¶ A fine view taken from a point very close to the group of people. Probably Kent or Hereford.
Kearsley's GENTLEMAN AND TRADESMAN'S POCKET LEDGER for the Year 1816. Small 8vo diary, with columns for cash received and paid, appointments etc., double-page per week. Limp morocco wraps, with flap, label on front wrap in ms. 'Hawley, London in August. Exmouth'. Sparse entries for sums spent on journeys, paper, wine account etc. Appointments with various people noted. He seems to have been a clergyman as receipts for 'Easter offerings', 'licence' 'marriage banns' are noted. 1816. £24.00
Leather AN ACT for encouraging the Manufacture of Leather, by lowering the Duty payable upon the Importation of Oak Bark.... 8pp., plus cover leaf. Disbound. Black Letter. Act of Parliament. 1772. £12.00
Lincolnshire and Yorkshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXXVI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 36", linen-backed and folding into 8vo endpapers. Water features, parkland, county boundaries hand-coloured. Linen between sections perished along 6" vertically and 6" horizontally at one point due to black ink stain on verso at fold, some ink along edges of sections at this point. Two other 3" splits in linen at folds, a few small areas shaded and marked with dates. c1860. £18.00
¶ Covers Isle of Axholme, Kingston upon Hull.
Loreto, Italy SOUVENIR of the Sanctuary of Loreto. 8 lines in manuscript, in an attractive italic hand, on paper, oblong 8vo, piece of silk threaded in top margin. Confirms the attached piece of silk had been on the statue of the Blessed Virgin. With papered seal of the Sanctuary, showing the little house. Signed by the Custodian. 8th September, 1749. £10.00
¶ The house which forms the basis of the shrine was said to have miraculously moved from Nazareth.
Lusitania THE DAILY MIRROR 'Lusitania' Torpedoed by German Pirate... Giant Cunarder Crowded With Passengers Callously Sunk....' Original newspaper, horizontally folded, some foxing spots on front page. A few small edge tears on a couple of pages. Saturday May 8th, 1915. £30.00
¶ With photos of the ship, interior, Alfred Vanderbilt, etc.
Merchant Navy CERTIFICATES OF DISCHARGE for W. Gill, of Bristol, and Robert Barnes of London, from various ships 1879-81. 10 certificates, 3 brief related letters and a character reference, printed with manuscript inserts, circles for conduct report on verso. 1879-81. £14.00
¶ Voyages were mainly to Philadelphia on the 'Lord Gough'.
Nottingham, Derby MAP OF RESERVOIRS Untitled lithographically printed map in black and two colours, showing Ambergate service reseroir. Size 22" x 32". Shows roads, railways, rivers, cotton mills, saw mills. Covers Nottingham, Derby, Matlock. c1910. £18.00
Sierra Leone Slaves AN ACT for transferring to His Majesty certain Possessions and Rights vested in the Sierra Leone Company, and for shortening the Duration of the said Company, and for preventing any dealing or trafficking in the buying or selling of Slaves within the Colony of Sierra Leone. Pages numbered 286-287, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Strahan, 1807. £28.00
Slave Trade AN ACT for regulating, until the First Day of August One thousand seven hundred and ninety nine, the shipping and carrying of Slaves in British Vessels from the Coast of Africa. Pages numbered 805-820, disbound, sewn at edge, folio. Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1798. £45.00
¶ A surgeon was to keep a journal of the number of slaves on board, recording deaths, cause of death etc. The number of slaves was to be kept at five slaves for every three tons of burthen. With a Schedule 'Articles of Agreement' between Master and Seafaring Men for vessels trading up the Coast of Africa and from thence to the West Indies or America.
Slave Trade AN ACT for carrying into effect the Treaty signed at London for the Suppression of the Slave Trade, so far as the same relates to Great Britain, Austria, Prussia, and Russia. Pages numbered 477-494, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spotiswoode, 1843. £18.00
Slave Trade AN ACT to prevent the Importation of Slaves, by any of His Majesty's Subjects into any Islands, Colonies, Plantations belonging to any Foreign Sovereign, and to render more effectual a certain Order... for prohibiting the Importation of Slaves... into any of the Settlements... or Plantations on the Continent of America or in the West Indies, which have been surrendered... during the present War; and to prevent the fitting out of Foreign Slave Ships from British Ports. 14pp. Disbound, sm. folio, sewn at edge. Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strachan. 1806. £28.00
Somerset and Devon ORDNANCE SURVEY Sheet XXI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to calf boards, with tuck-in flap, size 6" x 4". Hand-coloured in full wash colour, with borders in darker shading. Borders and all marginal information trimmed away, a piece of the map (middle right) comprising 6 sections has been neatly cut out, and is loosely inserted. c1845. £24.00
¶ Covers Crediton, Dulverton, Taunton, Ilminster.
Sussex and Kent AN ACT for maintaining and preserving a Military Canal and Road, made from Shorncliff in the County of Kent, to Cliff End in the County of Sussex; and for regulating the taking of Rates and Tolls thereon. Disbound, small folio, pages numbered 453-487. First two leaves with some foxing spots. Includes 17-page Schedule of lands taken for the Canal in Ruckinge, West Hithe, Seabrook, Shorncliff, etc., with owners. 1807. £28.00
Yorkshire and Westmoreland ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 97. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Made up of quarter sheets. Border all round. County border shaded in blue and yellow. Linen-backed, folding to 4to, marbled endpapers. Electrotyped 1871. £26.00
¶ Covers Bedale, Kirkby Stephen, Ingleton.
Yorkshire, Cheshire MAP OF RESERVOIRS Untitled lithographically printed map in black and two colours, showing some reservoirs in red, some in blue. Size 22" x 32". Shows roads, railways, rivers. Covers area from Chesterfield to Holmfirth. c1910. £18.00
Zacharias, Leipzig BESTANDTEILE fur Pianos, Flugel, Harmoniums, Orgeln, Einbau Klaviers, Musikwerke. Catalogue in German, No. 18. 176pp., 4to, stiff paper wraps with black embossed lettering. Numerous illustrations of accessories such as candleholders for pianos, repair kits, woodworking tools, small machines etc., for piano repairers and makers, hinges, pedals, metronomes etc. Foreword in English, French and German. c1918. £45.00
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