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Lesley Aitchison's - Catalogue 107

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

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Bedfordshire -- Bristol -- Buckinghamshire -- Cambridgeshire --
Cornwall -- Derbyshire -- Devon -- Dorset --
Durham -- Essex -- Gloucestershire -- Hampshire and Isle of Wight --
Herefordshire -- Hertfordshire -- Huntingdonshire -- Kent --
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    Bedfordshire


  1. Apsley Guise BOND of John Breed, Gardener, to Staveley Staunton of Birthmoore in the parish of Woburn. Signed with the mark of John Breed, and three witnesses. On paper, 1p. small folio, small papered seal. 1674. £25.00

  2. Felmersham, Thurleigh, Milton Ernest ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet VII S.W, VII S.E etc. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo, cloth endpapers. Water features hand-coloured. Two areas of land shaded. c1890. £22.00

  3. Langford TURNIP, MANGEL WURZEL, CARROT SEEDS, &c, Warranted by J. Gudgin, Langford. Leaflet giving prices per pound for 17 different varieties, heading in large type-faces. 1p. small 8vo, blank conjoint leaf. Some ink and pencil calculations on verso and blank leaf. Traces of fold. Stott, Printer, Biggleswade, c1840. £18.00


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    Bristol


  4. Bacon's PLAN OF BRISTOL Coloured plan, size approx 12" x 18". Scale 6" to 1 mile. Five light vertical folds. c1890. £16.00
    Covers Ashley Down, Ashton Gate, Stapleton Road station.


  5. Berkeley Square CATALOGUE of Furniture and Effects at Berkeley Cottage, for sale by Auction by J.E. Pritchard, 24th March, 1949. 10pp., 8vo. 1949. £7.00

  6. Bristol Amateur Operatic Society PROGRAMME for 'The Rebel Maid', Colston Hall, Feb. 11th - 14th, 1925. 24pp., 8vo, decorative wraps showing colour picture, many illustrated adverts for local firms. 1925. £8.00

  7. Bristol Bridge City Engine TICKET Size 3" x 4", printed on stiff paper, decorative border, small table for waggon weight Gross, Tare and Net. 'William Sayer' bottom right. Not filled in. T. Lane, Printer, Redcliffe St. 1822. £15.00

  8. Bristol Ratepayers' Association BRISTOL RATEPAYERS' BROADSHEET Issued by the Bristol Ratepayers' (non-political) Protection Association. Newspaper, 4pp., folio, folds, some minor browning at folds. 27th Feb. 1909. £12.00
    'Members are also earnestly warned against the insidious movement.... to further dabble in Municipal Trading by acquiring the Tramways....'

    BRISTOL FOOTBALL

  9. Bristol South End Football Club BRISTOL SOUTH END FOOTBALL BAZAAR Bedminster Town Hall. Wednesday & Thursday March 27th & 28th 1895. Programme for the Bazaar, 5" x 8", 22p., printed blue wraps. Many adverts for local firms, some with illustrations, and a small advert illustrated with footballers showing five forthcoming fixtures at St. John's Lane, including Cardiff and Preston North End. Describes the different stalls, entertainments, etc., with decorative borders to the pages. Staples rusty, hence inner part has come loose from the wraps. 1895. £45.00
    A rare survivor from the days before Bristol South End became Bristol City Football Club. Two years after this event they turned professional and changed the name to Bristol City.


  10. Burdock (Mary Ann) BRISTOL ASSIZES. Trials of Thomas Stone and Mary Ann Burdock, commenced on Thursday, the 9th of April, 1835. Single sheet, printed on one side only, size approx. 22" x 16", folded with a couple of short splits to folds. No imprint (1835) £45.00
    Edited transcript of the trials. Not in Mathews's Bristol Bibliography or Hyett and Bazeley's Manual of Gloucestershire Literature.


  11. Charities IN THE MATTER OF THE CHARITIES OF ALDERMAN JOHN WHITSON being some of the Municipal Charities of the City of Bristol, together with the Foundation called the Red Maids School.... Order by the Board of Charity Commissioners setting out sums payable yearly. 3pp., folio. 1905. £8.00
    Includes money for the poor of Clearwell, in Gloucestershire, Burnett in Somerset, poor widows in Bristol etc.


  12. John Hall Ltd. TOOL CATALOGUE Autumn 1960. 108pp., 8vo., many illustrations. 1960. £12.00

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


  14. Midland, Western and Metropolitan Canal Carrying Co. PROSPECTUS First Issue of Six Per Cent Preference £5 Shares.... 4pp., folio, printed in red and black, with loosely inserted coloured plan of Bristol and of Company's Warehouses on the Floating Harbour. Also inserted is Report by F.R. Conder on the properties to be acquired by the Company, 8pp., 4to, and forms for application for shares. 1882. £36.00

    BEDMINSTER PUBS

  15. Roe (W.H) Builder & Contractor CASH BOOK. 1901-1911. Gives names and payments to employees, and lists materials, usually with a note from whom bought, and costs for each job. Most of the work is for public houses in Bedminster but also includes work for the Co-op at Kingsland Road and Ushers at Avonmouth. Folio, ruled cash book, half reversed calf, marbled endpapers, some spotting to covers, internally sound, with 120 pages entered in manuscript, most being half full... together with... DAY BOOK 1936 - 1939, giving names and payments to employees, listing materials, usually with a note from whom bought and costs for each job. Most of the work is for private clients in Bedminster, but also includes the Electricity Departments, and the Central Stores, Bedminster. 570 pages entered, most half full, plus a 7p. index... together with... similar Day Book, 1938-1939, 560p. Includes work at The Winford Arms, Dundry, Garricks Head, Broad Quay, Masonic Hotel, North Street. Both volumes folio, half reversed calf. Loosely inserted is a printed bill of the company, with their address in Windmill Hill. 3 volumes. 1909-1939. £90.00
    Among the pubs they worked on are: Seven Stars, Thomas Street; Railway Hotel, Pensford; Berkeley Castle, Newfoundland Street; Goldney House, Clifton; Prince of Wales, Hotwell Road; Highland Chief, Victoria Street; Highbury Tavern, Cotham; Three Horse Shoes, West Street; The Apple Tree, Bedminster; Carpenters Arms, Horsefair; Black Swan, Bedminster Bridge, and many others.


  16. Stapleton and St. James (Eugene St.) CASE IN CHANCERY 16p, folio, draft, concerning the disputed will of George Bearpacker of Stapleton. 1784. £16.00

  17. Stokes Croft Grammar School MATHEMATICAL FAIR COPY BOOK of Reginald Coates. Size 12" x 9", paper covered boards, with paper with decorative gilt flowers, half calf, calf rubbed at corners and edges. 36 pages of problems, in a very neat hand, with long workings shown, many blanks at end. The first page has an angel in calligraphic drawing with a banner 'Mathematical Questions'. The is a printed title page with a cartouche and calligraphic decoration with the name of the school, the date, the name of the Head Master, John Stone, and the name of Reginald Coates entered in ink in a decorative script. 1863. £45.00

  18. Theatre AN ACT to enable His Majesty to license a Theatre in the City of Bristol. Black Letter. Cover leaf + 2pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1778. £22.00

  19. 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.... Printed in large type-face, size approx. 18" x 12", folds. Tipped onto the back are the manuscript 'Conditions of Sale' and completed 'Memorandum'. Two small repaired marginal tears. Pole, Printer, &c., John Street, Bristol. 1865. £30.00

  20. Windey family AFFIDAVIT of Henry George Windey of Bristol. Contemporary copy on 1p., small folio, folded. States that he is the brother of James Windey who died intestate and that Nathan Windey, Officer of Customs in Bristol, is his heir. 1825. £8.00


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    Buckinghamshire


  21. Adstock FINE between William Hogg, plaintiff and Robert Corbett and Hester his wife, deforciants, of a messuage, two barns, two stable, two gardens, two orchards, 90 acres of meadow.... in Adstock, whereby Robert and Hester demise the lands to William Hogg. On vellum, 7" x 19" 1783. £25.00


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    Cambridgeshire


  22. Newmarket Heath ANGLESEY ABBEY An Exceptionally Fine Old Historic Residence Partly of Twelfth and Thirteenth Century Construction... about 45 Acres, Also Arable and pasture Land, Garden Ground & Cottages... forming an attractive Small Freehold Estate of About 193 Acres... for Sale by Auction... Cambridge... May 15th, 1926. 23pp, large 4to, printed wraps, 2 photographic plates. Historical introduction. Crease down front where once folded vertically. 1926. £30.00

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



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    Cornwall


  24. Camborne ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT between William Pearse of Camborne, Miller, and Edward Stackhouse whereby Pearse agrees to surrender the water grist mill on the Stream below Pendarves Mills, and the croft adjoining called Gibraltar in consideration of Stackhouse converting the Mills into a triple mill and providing materials to add another mill. 2p, small folio, signed by Pearse and Knight. With a note in a different hand about a further agreement relating to fields. 1810. £18.00

  25. Copper Ticketing COPPER ORES SAMPLED AND SOLD AT POOL, REDRUTH, CAMBORNE 7th March 1822 - August 8th 1833. 56 sheets, folded, some with printed heading and column headings, and information in manuscript, others (34 in number) are completely printed (by Grylls of Redruth), 2 sheets are completely in manuscript. Some with attractive 'Greek key' borders. The partially printed sheets with details in manuscript are approx. 13" x 15", completely printed sheets size approx. 8" x 13". Gives list of mines down left hand column, with names of companies (Rose Copper Co., Mines Royal Co., Vivian and Sons, etc.) across the top, with columns for Average, Standard, Excess. The smaller sheets have a column for 'Ores to be sold next week' at Foss's Hotel, with list of mines and quantity. 3 pieces with minor tears at fold edges, one with a repaired split, and one missing the bottom margin and a line of text below total. The others are in very good condition. 56 items. 1822-33. £300.00
    Not a complete run. Years, and quantity of reports for each year, are as follows: 1822 - 3, 1823 - 11, 1824 - 12, 1825 - 10, 1826 - 10, 1827 - 6, 1828 - 1, 1833 - 2 (one with 'Grylls Annual Mining Sheet June 1832-3 attached). Mines include Dolcoath, Wheal Wellington, Wheal Tolgus, Wheal Chance, Lamin, Crinnis, Wheal Susan, Condorrow, Binner Downs, Penstruthal, Wheal Raven, Wheal Maiden, Great Work, etc.


  26. Cornwall Minerals Railway Co. MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS AT A SPECIAL BOARD MEETING 22nd July 1873. Manuscript, 5p. signed by Chairman, size 15" x 9", plain wraps with MS title, horizontal fold, wraps rather grubby. Pasted in at relevant points are 3 notices, one giving notice of first Ordinary General Meeting of the new company, for electing Directors, etc., notice requesting Shareholders submit old shares for new issue under the 1873 Act, and covering letter explaining the conversion to a Parliamentary Company. 1873. £45.00
    'From a personal inspection of the Works on the above Railway made within the last few days, I am satisfied that the Contractor, Sir. S. Peto, has so far advanced the work as to justify me in recommending that the payment which would be due to him under his Contract on the 7th proximo be made.... W.H. Thomas, Engineer'. The railway was revitalised under the speculator W.R. Roebuck 'he formed the Cornwall Minerals Railway, authorized on 21 July 1873' a number of standard gauge mineral lines 'all opened after feverish activity on 1 June 1874'. David St. John Thomas 'West Country Railway History'.


  27. East Wheal Spernon Mine LETTER to Pearce Rogers, Solicitor, at Helston, from Geo. Simmons, asking for clarification on the order to vacate the sett of East Wheal Spernon. 1p, 4to, address panel on verso of conjoint leaf with St. Austell postmark. 1813.... together with... J. Stackhouse dues in East Wheal Spernon, 1807-8. Listing dues on tin and copper, with note accompanying cheque. 1p. 4to. 1813. £12.00

  28. Jenkyns (Frans.) A PLAN FOR MAKING A SAFE AND COMMODIOUS HARBOUR IN ST. IVES BAY Cornwall. Surveyed and Drawn by Frans. Jenkyns, St. Ives. Engraved plan, size 11" x 17", plus wide margins (overall size 19" x 23"). Scale 3" = 1000ft. Compass rose. Shows the town with buildings, main streets named, Porthminster Point, The Island, Porth Meor, and the proposed Breakwater '2000ft in length'. Shows high ground with hachures, parkland or orchard with trees, rocky areas, sand banks, low water mark, Batteries, Pier. Some greyish marks in margins bottom right, a few greyish marks on plan, mainly in Bay area, and some small rust spots on title. Trace of vertical crease, some small impressions like pencil points at a few places on plan. Backed recently with stiff paper. c1800. £150.00

  29. North Francis Mine, Illogan COUNTERPART SETT of the Tenements of Bosleake in Illogan formerly known as North Frances, Wm. Cole Pendarves to The Basset Mines Limited. From 60 years from 1st Jany. 1896. Dues 1/24th. In manuscript, on vellum ruled red borders, 13 pages folio, sewn at edge, folded, with docket title. Large red paper seal of The Basset Mines showing a miner with a drill. 1897. £48.00

  30. Redruth LICENSE to work in part of the Manor of Ireleigh in Redruth Cornwall. Wilmot Inglis Jones, and others, Lord of the Manor of Ireleigh, to David Bain of Portreath. Manuscript, 2p., folio, copy, unsigned. With some notes re. dues in pencil in margin. 1897. £16.00

  31. Saint Keverne APPORTIONMENT OF THE RENT CHARGE IN LIEU OF TITHES in the Parish of Saint Keverne in the County of Cornwall... 1842. (xiii) + 59pp., large folio, lacks wraps. Printed in columns with Landowners, Occupiers, No. on Plan, Description, State of Cultivation, Quantity, Amount of Rent Charge. pages dog-eared and dusty at corners, 2" tear in top margin throughout the volume. 1842. £170.00
    Comprises three 'Schedules', 'Remainder of Lands', 'Summary'.


  32. Sithney DEED OF BARGAIN AND SALE of lands tenements and hereditaments called Bosscassacke and Dowergowe(?) in Sithney, Thomas Gerveys of Constantine to John Gerveys for forty pounds, formerly the lands of Richard Gerveys, great grandfather of Thomas, now in the occupation of John Ethron. In a small hand on vellum, in English, size 11" X 18", signed, witnessed on verso. Lacks wax seal from tag, at one horizontal fold there is a brownish stain along more than half of one line, with words obliterated, and at another fold there is a similar stain with the equivalent of about two lines missing. 1613. £28.00
    Thomas appointed two local yeomen to take 'possession and seisin' on his behalf.


  33. South Condurrow Mine AGENTS REPORT and Financial Statement for 16 weeks to July 1882. Printed, 2p., folio, folded. 40 lines in the Report, detailing progress in different shafts etc. Accounts on conjoint leaf... together with... Account of dues for Tin Ores sold, 1877-8. Manuscript 1p., 4to, spotty.... with... LETTER from Boconnoc Estate Office to the Pendarves office saying Mr Fortescue will agree that South Condurrow should be worked with Wheal Grenville, and setting out conditions. 2p., 8vo. 1914.. together with.... 5 pages, 4to, of newspaper cuttings about South Condurrow pasted on. Pages browned. 4 pieces. 1882. £22.00

  34. South Condurrow mine REPORT and Account for June 1886. Printed, 2pp., folio, folded. August 1886. £12.00

  35. St. Enoder COUNTERPART OF DEMISE of a moiety of Nankervis in St. Enoder for 21 years, William Rashleigh of Menabilly to Francis Symonds. On paper, size 21" x 29", two small splits at one fold, wax seal. 1825... together with two similar deeds, Demise, 1827, and Counterpart Demise, 1848. 3 items. 1825-48. £26.00
    The last document contains one large folio page of stipulations about farming methods to be carried out - amount of sea sand, manure, lime etc., to be added per acre, and type of stock to be kept.


  36. St. Enoder REVERSIONARY LEASE of a dwelling house two gardens and two plots or guillets of land part of Ennis in St. Enoder, William Rashleigh to James Osborne. Large vellum sheet, small wax seal. 1842. £12.00
    With note of 'lives'.


  37. St. Germans (Earl of) LETTER from Earl St. Germans to Edward Pendarves, dated Port Eliot 14. Dec. 1824. 2p., 4to. Says he is sorry he cannot concur in his election as Pendarves' policies are 'too repugnant to my ideas of what is the true balance of the three estates of this county', but that he hopes that difference of political principles will not affect the respect and esteem between them. Signed 'St. Germans'. Loosely inserted in the 4to sheet used to form an envelope, with unbroken armorial seal with coronet, address, and 'St.Ger/mans' postmark. 1824. £20.00
    Pendarves was a Whig and reformer.


  38. St. Ive, Quethiock and Pillaton ST. IVE, QUETHIOCK AND PILLATON PARISHES CORNWALL. PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE OF FREEHOLD PROPERTIES Comprising Farms and Detached Fields. Messrs J. Kittow & Son Are instructed to offer the above for Sale by Auction at Golding's Hotel, Callington on Wednesday, 5th July, 1916. With 4 large coloured folding plans, 9pp, folio, original printed wraps. 1916. £45.00
    Includes the farms of Penpoll, Ford and Saunton, tenement of West Morsehead.


  39. St. Minver INSURANCE CERTIFICATE for 'St. Minver House' and farms and cottages in Church Town and Trevanger, St. Minver. 2pp., folio, blank conjoint leaf, folds. Manuscript inserts, listing 23 properties. Vignette at top of page, size 4" x 5", showing large sun flanked by firemen. 1901. £18.00

  40. Tin, Copper, Arsenic Dues NORTH ROSKEAR MINE ADVENTURERS in Account with the Trustees of the late E.W.W. Pendarves for Dues. Book size 7" x 9", printed in columns with double page spreads, headings as above with Sales of Produce and Dues (Date of Sale, Purchasers, Total of Sales, Dist. etc.) on the left and Credits (Date, Allowances, Cash etc.) on the right. 21 double-page spreads, entries in ink in a neat hand, the Credit side being filled in on only a few pages... followed by similar pages for Condurrow, Wheal Seton and South Condurrow. Lacks boards, marbled endpapers present. 1860-1874. £140.00
    There are more pages for Wheal Seaton than the other mines. Among the purchasers are Mason & Elkington, Williams Crown, Bessoe Tin, Vivian and Sons, Truro Tin Smelting Co., Bolitho and Sons, Grenfell and Sons.


  41. Truro Water AN ACT for better supplying with Water the District of Truro in the County of Cornwall.... 12pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1875. £10.00

  42. Vazie (Robert) PLAN THE INTENDED IMPROVEMENT in the Navigation in the Port of Truro in the County of Cornwall, Surveyed by Mr. Robert Vazie. Plan lithographed by J. Shuttleworth & Co., London, size 21" x 28", squares of 4 miles, areas of water in wash colour. Extends to Truro, shown at centre at top of plan with outline of streets, Parranarworthal, Tresillian Bridge, and Ruan Lanythorne. Carclew, Lamorran, Tregothnan and Trelissick manor houses shown in elevation, villages such as Feock, Merthyr with small churches. Black lines show the present channel, brown line the intended channels, different colours along the shoreline indicate the manorial rights held by Agar, Earl Falmouth, and others. There is a table bottom centre listing the different wharves shown numbered on the plan, with owner and occupier, and a printed explanation of 'The Design' in 15 lines. Tear at left edge reaching about four inches into plan, with small hole in paper about three quarters of an inch across, affecting border but not the plan itself. This has been professionally repaired. Back of paper slightly rubbed in places where an old backing has been professionally removed... together with... PROSPECTUS of an Improvement to the Port of Truro. To the Worshipful The Mayor, Aldermen and Capital Burgesses of the Borough of Truro, as Conservators of the Port. Printed Prospectus, suggesting a channel should be dug, from Corporation Quay to the deep water below Mopus, and with 'A Description of the Machinery Proposed to Form the Channel'. 2 pages plus one page of coloured manuscript diagrams of the machinery to be used to dig the channel, signed by Vazie and dated 8 Feb. 1823. Docket title on verso of second leaf. 1823. £240.00
    The scheme proposed to dig a channel seventy feet in width, by means of a steam boat with the specially-designed machinery attached: 'As the Tide will pass Truro both in the influx and reflux after the completion of this Design and prevent an accumulation of mud; the air in the town will be rendered more saline and healthful'. Vazie worked on an early attempt to tunnel under the Thames, prior to Brunel. In his 'Observations on the intended Archway through Highgate Hill' 1809, he is described as 'Mining Engineer'.


  43. Wendron JOHN PENDARVIS BASSET ESQR. HIS TYN BOUNDS for the Parrish of Wendron. Manuscript in a neat hand, in notebook size 9" x 5", thick paper, 11 pages only, written on rectos only. The name of the bounds is at the top, together with note of share (half, wholly etc.). The limits of the bounds are recounted, with name of field adjoining, house, moor, hedges etc., e.g. 'The South West corner Lying in A Feild By the Road Leading from Beggard the Boys to Sevorgan Waters...' The rest of the pages are blank. Bound in unlettered limp calf, heading on first page as above. 'Copied from Mr. Reed's book Aug. 5, 1754.' Original descriptions c1739. £95.00
    Bounds include: Wheal Nor, Ballminheer, Garledenya, Polkidgey Stream Bounds, Palmarth, Hagrowal. John Pendarvis Basset, born in 1714, died at the early age of 25.


  44. Wheal Harriet, Camborne MANUSCRIPT REPORT signed James Lanyon, in a letter to P. Robinson, Tehidy. 2 pages, foolscap, blank conjoint leaf with address on verso (not sent through the post). Dated Camborne 16th Decr. 1845. Begins 'I beg to hand you the following particulars respecting Wheal Harriet...'. 1845. £24.00
    With marginal headings for 'Extent of sett', 'Lodes', 'Cross Courses', 'Cross Cuts','Shafts', 'Adits', etc.


  45. Wheal Seton SINKING AND DRIVING in Pendarves Land. Tutwork. Manuscript on 3 pages folio, folded with docket title as above. List monthly sums for 'Costs Western Ground, Less expended in Seton Land' and 'Sale of Copper & Tin ores Less Tributors Part', 1856-7, together with a similar manuscript giving the information in columns for fathoms, 'Bargains charged on Tutwork', 'Cross Cuts alone'... with... Two letters to J. Thompson (Pendarves' agent) from Robert Williams, dated Nov. and December 1861, from the Mine, one saying there is a splendid course of ore being cut south of Tilly's shaft, giving details of lodes etc. 'Pendarves land is beginning to look very coppery', and one offering himself for the job of dialling at the mine (assuring him he would not 'give an inch' to Basset's side). 4 pieces. 1856-61. £30.00


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    Derbyshire


  46. Denby Common SALE AT SHORT NOTICE. NURSERY COTTAGE, DENBY COMMON. Messrs Geo. Lee and Son, Have been favoured with instructions from Hy Briscoe.... to Sell by Auction, On Whit-Wednesday, May 16, 1894. Waggonette (To Carry Eight), Harness, Prize Fowls and Rabbits.... Sale to Commence at 2p.m.... Grosvenor Place, Ripley and at Heanor. Poster, size 22" x 17", some off-setting, couple of short tears. G.C. Brittain, Printer, "News" Office, Ripley, 1894. £20.00
    Included Cochin Fowls, Langshan Cock, 2 pure-bred Leghorns, '6 Angora Rabbits and Hutches, taken firsts at all the leading shows, strain bought direct from Lady Vincent'.


  47. Derby TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION by: Mr. Shaw, at the George Inn, in Derby...12th day of July.... Estates In Mackworth and Langley and in Spondon. Handbill, size 13" x 8", describing 4 Lots, with occupiers. J. Drewry, Printer, Derby, June 29th, 1805. £38.00


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    Devon


  48. Barnstaple (Archdeaconry of) ILLUSTRATED MANUSCRIPT of historical and architectural information on the churches in the Deanery of Shirwall in the Archdeaconry of Barnstaple. Album size 13" x 11", marbled boards, half calf, marbled paper and calf rubbed, lacks most of calf on spine. Name 'Joseph Harper Barnstaple' on endpaper, not the hand of the manuscript. Comprises 2-7 pages on each of the following churches: Ashford, Berrynarbor, Bittadon, Braunton, Brendon, Challacombe, Charles, Combmartin, Countisbury, Georgeham, Goodleigh, Heanton, Highbray, Ilfracombe, Kentisbury, Lee Chapel, Loxhore, Lynton, Martinhoe, Marwood, Morthoe, Parracombe, Shirwell, Stoke Rivers, Trentishoe, West Buckland, West Down. Written in a small neat hand with drawings and watercolours of architectural details in the text and tipped in, some full page. Very competent drawings of features such as stained glass windows, recumbent monument figures, carved communion table rails, carved ceilings, columns, rubbings of brass inscriptions, reredros, fonts, floor plans, views of the exterior, coats of arms, etc. The section on Lee Chapel has 6 pieces of tipped-in printed ephemera, including a folio printed broadside 'Lee Chapel. To the Inhabitants and Visitors of Ilfracombe' Jan 4th 1834, appealing for donations for provision of a Minister, with list of subscribers; leaflet with list of subscribers to Lee School, 1853 and 1856. There is one point (Berrynarbor) where 5 large tipped-in illustrations on separate pages have been removed, and a few pages where a smaller tipped-in drawing has been removed. There are a few letters to 'Miss Tyrrell' tipped in, including one about the Bassett pedigree from Eleonora Bassett. There is also a printed leaflet signed J.M. Chanter, Vicar Ilfracombe Jan 1858 appealing for donations for the church being buildt in the 'most destitute' part of Ilfracombe, 2p., 4to, with fine full page engraving of the New Church. There are many blank pages. 1840's and 50's. £260.00
    The album was possibly compiled by 'Miss Tyrrell'. Chanter's letter says donations may be sent to the Rev. G. Tyrell at Bath.


  49. Bonner (T), drawn and engraved by SHUTE HOUSE. S.W. View. To Sir John William De la Pole Bart this Plate is Inscribed. Copper-plate engraving, engraved area 20cm x 30cm, plus margins, some foxing mainly to margins. R. Polwhele, 1794. £20.00
    From Polwhele's History of Devonshire.


  50. Chudleigh ATT A MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES OF AND FOR THE PERPETUAL ADVOWSON of the Viccaridge and parish Church of Chudleigh... the seaventh day of August Anno Dom. 1718... for the Electing of a fitt and orthodox divine... to be Vicar... of the Parish Church... now vacant and wanting a viccar by the death of Nicholas Trip... Manuscript, 2p., small folio, blank conjoint leaf with docket title. Heading as above followed by signatures in two columns under the names of 'John Serjent Candidate' and 'Samuel Coker Candidate. Serjent has 25 signatures and Coker 13. Small hole in paper at central fold, slightly affecting one letter, some slight browning in small area at top centre. 39 signatures. Docket title reads 'The Poll when Mr Sarjent was chosen'. 1718. £55.00

  51. Cranford & Son, Publisher VIEWS OF DARTMOUTH and The River Dart. 20 views, some two to a page, in obling 8vo album, gilt title. c1910. £14.00

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


  53. Dawlish TWO WATERCOLOURS. in the same amateur hand, on a light reddish brown card, each decoratively titled in lower margin, sizes approx. 4" x 7", within painted 'frame' borders, plus margins. The views are titled:- 'Near Dawlish' (view of Cliffs with train approaching, wooded hill with houses in background); 'Rocks at Dawlish' (rock arch with two small figures, house glimpsed through arch). c1850's £25.00
    Charmingly, if naively, painted in rather solid gouache type colours.


  54. Knight (J) PLAN DE TOR-BAY, BABACON-BAY et l'Entree de Dartmouth leve en 1790 Par le Cape. J. Knight Officier de la Marine Anglaise et Publie Par l'Ordre du Contre-Amiral Decres Ministre de la Marine et des Colonies au Depot de la Marine en l'An XII. Engraved chart with outline hand colouring in three colours, size 30" x 22", plus wide margins, traces of central fold. Scale bar in 'Milles Marins', scale 5" = 2 milles marins. Two coloured sections at top, showing Berry Head and Bob's Nose. Covers area from Coombs to Teignmouth. Shows buildings at Kingswere, Dartmouth, Brixham, Paignton, Warren House, Torquay, Teignmouth, soundings around coast and in estuary, marks points where William of Orange landed, where water available at low tide etc. Rocky cliffs, sandy beaches shown. Depot de la Marine 1790. £200.00

  55. Little Torrington DEED POLL of Thomas Dyer demising two closes called the Hill Closes to John Meddon in trust for Christiana Maria Stevens, relative to a debt to her of £465. On paper, in a large hand, size 14" x 20", small wax seal with coat of arms. 1758. £15.00

  56. Lympstone CONVEYANCE of a field called Hill Head in Lympstone, Elizabeth Hoyles, widow of John Edwards, Mariner, to John Withers of Exeter. Large vellum sheet, wax seal, very stained on verso. Two wax seals. Creased in parts, and slightly rubbed at some folds... together with... Lease for a Year relating to the same transaction. Smaller vellum sheet, wax seal. 2 items. 1781. £22.00

  57. Marwood CONVEYANCE of Spencer's Wood, Giles Ground, and other property in Marwood, The Trustees of Barnstaple Old Bank to R. Drake. Copy on 15 sheets folio, with small schedule. 1851. £14.00
    The plan which was in the margin of the original was not copied.


  58. Milton Abbot THE MANOR OF CHILLATON in the Parish of Milton Abbot, in the County of Devon. Property of The Revd. J.P. Carpenter. Copied from an Original Survey by W.T. Stentaford, Stoke Climsland. Collection of manuscript plans on vellum, loose, and folded, but with title sheet as above on vellum, size 9" x 6".
    The following plans and reference tables appear to have been once bound together in book form, there are small pin holes and traces of thread in the margins of some of the sheets, and they fold to, or are the same size as, the title page described above. Each plan has title in decorative script, border, scale of chains (approx. 6 chains to an inch), border, outline colour, with buildings in red, small trees to indicate wooded areas, small compass rose, adjoining owners names. As follows: (i) MONKSTONE. Size 9" x 6" plus separate page of the same size with Reference table. (ii) BOWDENHILL. Size 9" x 11", folded, with separate Reference table, size 9" x 6". (iii) CHILLATON MILL and HILL HEAD. plan 9" x 6", with Reference table on separate sheet. (iv) LOWER CHILLATON. Plan size 9" x 9", folded, still attached to Reference table sheet with remains of thread. Some names added to reference sheet in 20th century ink. (v) EAST LIDDATON and JACKMAN'S TENEMENT. Size 9" x 11", folded, attached Reference table, as before. (vi) BARTON. Size 10" x 11", folded. With Reference table as before. 'Barton Coom' has been divided up into six areas, and renumbered on the map at a later date, with a small reference table in the corner of the map. (vii) QUITHER. Seven separate plans, 9" x 9", folded at edge, with Reference table same size as before, but on the same piece of vellum, folded. Numbered on verso 7-13. Comprises tenements of the lesees John Gloyne, Nic. Kennard, Mrs Lang, Mrs Cory, Thomas Rowe, J. Cawl, with the last one simply 'Quither Tenement', but pencilled on verso with name 'Cornelius'... together with QUITHER COMMON. Map size 9" x 12", folded. Numbered 14 on verso. (viii) Plan size 13" x 20", showing three separate tenements 'Bear-walls', 'Kitterborough' and 'Quither Common'. Shows field outlines and adjoining owners (no buildings etc.) Numbered '15th' on verso. (ix) PART OF THE MANOR OF CHILLATON. Plan size 13" x 16", folded, shows village at the centre, with buildings, road to Tavistock and other un-named roads, many fields and copses, outlined and lightly shaded in difference colour, each numbered (1-121). Large compass rose. Small water-stain at bottom edge at fold, approx. 3" x 2", with slight crinkling of vellum there. Numbered 16 on verso. (x) PART OF THE MANOR OF CHILLATON. Vellum size 20" x 25", folded. Shows roads, buildings cross-hatched in red, fields outlined in various colours, woodland, adjoining owners' tenements named, e.g. 'Part of the Estate called Bickle the property of Arthur Kelly Esquire'. Large compass rose. Plots numbered 1-90. Shows the area bounded by Warracott, Ley, Upperton, Narrowcott, Bickle... together with.... THREE MAPS in a different hand, each signed at bottom corner 'T.H. Lakeman 1831', comprising: BALLS TENEMENT in the Parish of Milton Abbot in the County of Devon. In ink on vellum size 7" x 10", shows ten plots with numbers and Table of Reference. Finely drawn with attractive delicate lettering... together with... similar maps for KITTABOROUGH TENEMENT, and DAVY'S TENEMENT. Each with a different design of compass rose. Scale 1" = 8 chains. Adjoining owners named. The first map has plots shaded pink. On the second one there are brown stains either side of the title (not affecting drawing). together with... BOWDENHILL in Brentorr and TOWNLAKE in South Sydenham. Plan in ink and outline colour on vellum, size 13" x 25", folds. Decorative title, small compass rose, shows 23 numbered plots, outlines shaded in yellow, and a group of buildings, numbered on the plan, woodland shown with small trees, with shadowing, roads outlined in blue, adjoining owners named. Bowden Common is at the bottom left. A piece of vellum has been cut out of the plan, size 5" x 9". It looks as if this was a blank area, clipped for the vellum to be re-used, judging from the numbering of plots, or possibly a table of reference. 20 plans in all, of varying sizes. 1831 and earlier. £700.00
    W.T. Stentaford is listed in Eden's Dictionary of Land Surveyors as being active in Cornwall in the first decade of the nineteenth century. Thomas Hawkins Lakeman is listed as a civil engineer, of Milton Abbot. For Lakeman see also Ravenhill and Rowe's 'Devon Maps and Map-Makers'.


  59. Musbury AUCTION PARTICULARS of 'Ashe House', Musbury. Cyclostyled on three small folio pages (printed on rectos only), describing the house in detail. Two punch holes in top margin. 1953 £6.00
    The auction was by Sanders of Sidmouth.


  60. Plymouth, Stonehouse and Devonport Tramways AN ACT to authorise the construction of Tramways in the Towns of Plymouth, Stonehouse, and Devonport.... 28pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1870. £14.00

  61. Salmon (J) LYNTON & LYNMOUTH VIEWS 16 Views. Booklet of sepia views in buff borders, on glossy paper. In buff wraps with printed title. Sold by Richards, Tobacconist, Lynmouth. Back wrap very slightly water-stained at top. Printed and Published by J. Salmon c.1910. £12.00

  62. Seaton BOND of William Head of Seaton, Merchant to Clifford Shirreff of Beacon House, Pinhoe. 2p., on paper, small wax seal. Relates to a marriage between Head and Sarah Welsford of Radipole, Dorset, and property in Seaton. 1840. £9.00

  63. Tavistock area ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP marked by the Agent to the Duke of Bedford to show 'what ways he admits have been dedicated as highways within the County of Cornwall', and 'within the County of Devon'. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 49" x 74", dissected and mounted on linen and folding into 8vo morocco boards, gilt title. Covers Milton Abbot, Sampford Spiney, Buckland Monachorum, Calstock, Stoke Climsland. 6 of the sections are blank and 10 have letters from the Agent to the respective County Councils, and Keys to the roads pasted on - 'Estate' coloured pink, 'Wheel Roads' in red, 'Foot Paths' in green, and (in Devon only) 'Pack Tracks' in red and green bars. Key lists the various roads (Devon has 33 'Wheel Roads' listed for example), with numbers on the map, and details of the extent on the Key. Date stamp of Bedford Office 1939. £90.00
    Refers to the 'Rights of Way Act 1932'.


  64. 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

  65. Tiverton Boundaries REPORT OF THE PROPOSED BOROUGH OF TIVERTON with a Description of the proposed Boundary. 2pp, with a folding lithographed plan, hand-coloured in outline. Scale 2" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1832. £18.00

  66. Uplyme AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Uplyme.... 28pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1841. £17.00

  67. Valentine & Sons PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEW ALBUM OF PLYMOUTH And the Surrounding Neighbourhood. 70 Pictures of Plymouth, Stonehouse and Devonport, with the Rivers, Moors and Coast in their Vicinity. Size 8" x 11", orig. boards, gilt faded, boards faded at edges, spine chipped. Two pages of text at end. c1910. £18.00

  68. Winkleigh FINAL AGREEMENT made between Robert and George Arnold, William Arnold, Simon Dunning, Elizabeth his wife, deforciants of one messuage one cottage two barns... sixty acres... twenty acres of Moor... in the parish of Winkleigh. Printed on vellum with manuscript inserts, size 10" x 16". 1831. £14.00


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  69. Beaminster AN ABSTRACT OF MR. WILLIAM RICHARDS his Title to Lands called Chappel Marsh in the parish of Beaminster. Details deeds from 1588 to 1736. 2p., sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf. Signed John Russell, 1768, as having received the deeds. 1768. £25.00

  70. Beaminster ANCIENT NAMES & ADMEASUREMENTS of Chapel Marsh Estate. Sheet of paper size 13" x 7", listing 20 closes and fields with acreages. Folded with docket title. 1756. £16.00

  71. Portland ST. PETER'S, PORTLAND Charity card with picture of St. Peter's Church, Portland, Prison Officers' and Military Church, built by the Convicts in 1872. Woodcut of church on card, size 6" x 4", with brief description of the church and the floor made by Female Convicts, biblical text. 'One Penny' at the bottom of card. c1880. £12.00


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    Durham


  72. Bulmer (T) PLAN OF THE VILLAGE OF WHITBURN the Seat of Sir H. Williamson Bart., With the Gardens &c adjacent, in the County of Durham. 1817. Manuscript plan size 27" x 38", scale 1 inch = 20 yards, on waxed cotton, presumably a copy of the original plan. In ink and three colours of wash, buildings shaded grey. Buildings and plots named, e.g. 'Smith Shop' 'Rector's Garth', even 'Dog Kennel', and with name of owner. Plain compass rose, scale bar. Tear in cotton 4" from left margin, slightly obtruding onto drawing of a hedge. Sir H. Williamson's property is outlined in red. Late nineteenth century copy of 1817 plan. £60.00
    The original plan is in the Williamson family papers in the Durham Archives.



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    Essex


  73. Bardfield Hall COMMONPLACE BOOK of manuscript poetry inscribed on flyleaf 'Joseph Smith Bardfield Hall. From his sister Sarah Smith 1828'. 8vo, marbled boards, red calf spine, 60 pages of copied poetry, some dated, plus 7 pages 'Cash Account had on my leaving home 18 of 5th Mo. 1830', itemising expenditure such as postage of letters, coach fares, tolls etc. Includes 'Hat Brush', 'Eolian Harp', 'powder and shot', 'Lincoln Quarterly Meeting breakfast & dinner', 'sugar for taffy'. 1830's. £40.00
    Poems include 'The Philosopher's Scales', 'Napoleon's Farewell to France, etc. Loosely inserted is 'The Beau's Petition. A Parody'.


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


  75. Thaxted WILL AND CODICIL of Thomas Smith, Shopkeeper, of Thaxted, 1802. Manuscript on two pages, folio. Copy, paper water-marked 1794. 1802. £15.00

  76. 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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    Gloucestershire

    OVER COURT ESTATE

  77. Almondsbury and Henbury PARTICULARS WITH PLANS, VIEWS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of an extremely well-situate Freehold Estate comprising Fine Old Elizabethan Manor House standing in a Grandly Timbered Park, together with Lawns, Gardens... Cottages and other Village Properties... a total area of 616a. 0r. 26p., for sale by auction... July 14th, 1921. 18pp., folio, two photographic plates showing the mansion and four farms, , two large folding coloured plans showing the 21 Lots. Printed wraps, detached and worn, staples rusted hence some pages loose. 1921. £40.00

  78. Cheltenham CATALOGUE OF HORSES To be Sold by Auction by Warner, Sheppard & Wade Ltd. at The Repository, Cheltenham, Oct. 13th.... Catalogue, 4pp., folio, folded. Lists 96 horses under owner's name, with type of horse, age, character, prizes won, where hunted, brief history etc. Three horizontal folds, with water staining and discolouration along folds, tear in margin at two folds, some foxing spots. Loosely inserted is Catalogue of Carriages, Harness & Saddlery for sale after the horses. 1p. 4to. n.d. late 19th century. £30.00
    Owners include Hartigan Brothers, Waterford; Asgill Colville; R.C Berkeley; Charles Tilley, Huntsfield Court ('sold on account of Owner having bought a Motor Car').


  79. Cirencester Election ELECTORS OF THE BOROUGH OF CIRENCESTER. Gentlemen, The arduous and unparallelled Contest for the Independence of this Borough, after Five Day's polling is at length ended, and Mr Beach is returned one of your Representatives.... Joseph Cripps, Cirencester, Oct. 13, 1812. Broadside, thanking his supporters, size approx. 14" x 9", several short tears to top margin, right hand margin has tears and is slightly ragged, some offsetting of print in bottom section. Watkins, Printer, Cirencester: 1812. £30.00

  80. Coleford RECONVEYANCE in fee of Premises in Coleford, Messrs. Howells by direction of Mr. Williams and wife, to James Yarworth. Two large vellum sheets, five interesting wax seals, diameter just over an inch, showing the bust of a Roman or Greek soldier with a curly beard, helmet, shield. 1815. £20.00

  81. Fretherne, Manor of ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT whereby Robert Gorges Dobyns Yate grants to William Vizard of Dursley the Manor of Fretherne in the County of Gloucester, with the Farm in the parish of Fretherne and Saul, for four thousand two hundred pounds. 2 pages, folio, signed by both parties with good armorial wax seals, witnessed. With memorandum at the end that Vizard had paid £500 and a bond had been executed for security... together with... Declaration by Henry Stephens of Chavenage that the annexed agreement was made on his behalf, signed by Vizard and Stephens. 1p., folio. 1777. £28.00
    Vizard was to have to his own use the Cider Mill press at the farm, and other appurtenances thereto belonging.


  82. Gloucester Gaol AN ACT for erecting a new Goal, and for removing certain Gateways, in the City of Gloucester; and for amending the several Acts passed in the Maintenance and Support of the Poor of the said City.... Black letter, cover leaf + 40pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1781. £18.00

  83. Home Farm, Almondsbury Hill THE ALMONDSBURY HERD OF DAIRY SHORTHORN CATTLE and Gloucestershire Old Spots Pigs, Also Cart Horses, Implements.... for Sale by Auction.... Monday April 30th, 1923. 14pp, fold, splash stain on outer leaf. 1923. £10.00
    Gives detailed record, pedigree, prizes etc. for each beast.


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

  85. Newent Roads AN ACT for amending and maintaining the Roads leading from the Town of Newent... 14pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1824. £15.00

  86. Tiddenham MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT between Richard Lowe, Hooper, of Temple in Bristol, son of Richard Lowe late of Twyddenham in Gloucestershire, Yeoman, and Rebecca Steevens, and John Steevens, Hooper, of Bristol, and Nathaniel Hutton of Twyddenham. Relates to lands called Tanners, Holbrooks, Tollers Marsh, Sadbury, near the River Wye at Tiddenham which was to be the marriage portion. Two sheets of vellum, one 25" x 32", the second sheet smaller, signed by three parties with wax seals. Large engraved headings. 1727. £32.00


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  87. Barber (delt.) BONCHURCH engraving. Steel engraving, size approx. 4" x 6", later hand colouring, in ivory mount. c1860. £8.00

  88. Broughton PARTICULARS of the very attractive residential property known as 'Broughton House'... comprising an Old Queen Anne House of Medium Size... entrance lodge and two cottages... lovely old gardens, intersected by Stream in all nearly 26 Acres... 'Clifton Cottage' and a pair of quaint old thatched cottages... for sale by Auction... 21st July, 1925... 12pp., small folio, folding plan at rear. 3 tipped-in photographs, and one on front wrap. Traces of vertical fold, wraps dust-stained. 1925. £12.00

  89. Cheriton PROBATE of the will of Dorothy Osborne, Spinster, of Cheriton. Manuscript on vellum, size 14" x 16", printed certificate of administration attached, large papered wax seal. 1792. £20.00
    Leaves to Revd. E. Ferrers the Rector of Cheriton her rings, plate, books and trinkets and Mary Queen of Scots' prayer book.


  90. Dean PARTICULARS, VIEWS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Country Manor House known as 'East Dean House', together with some excellent Trout Fishing, Matured Gardens... in all about 17 Acres... for Sale by Auction, 27th September, 1921. 8pp., 8vo, stiff wraps, four photographs on two plates. 1921. £12.00

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

  92. Ryde Isle of Wight AUCTION POSTER. Messrs. Wallis, Riddett & Co. Sale by Auction at the Town Hall Chambers... Furniture and other effects.... Three Handsome Inlaid Cabinets.... An Upright Grand Pianoforte by Hummel and a Cottage Piano by Moore... Size 35" x 22", a few very small edge tears... together with a similar poster for another furniture sale there a few months later, listing Pedestal Writing Table, Buhl and Ormulu cabinet, etc. Some wear to right edge at top. 2 items. 1914. £18.00

  93. Upham AUCTION SALE PARTICULARS of Freehold Residential Property known as 'Upham House', Upham, Charming Old Georgian House Facing the South... stabling for 4 horses... beautiful old Pleasure Grounds... 6 Cottages... for sale by auction.. 9th July, 1930. 10pp., 4to, printed on thick grey paper, stiff wraps with photograph of house, 5 tipped-in photographs in text, plan at rear. 1930. £16.00


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    Herefordshire


  94. Eaton Bishop NOTICE OF SALE BY AUCTION The Valuable Freehold Estate Known as Lower Eaton, with the Gardens, Pleasure Grounds and Fishpool, situate in the Parish of Eaton Bishop, on the Banks of the Beautiful River Wye, Opposite Brenton Ferry, also the Lane Head Farm.... Poster, size 17" x 23", folds. 1854. £24.00

  95. Hampton Bishop PARTICULARS PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Valuable Freehold Estate called 'Whitehall' containing 169a. 2r. 3p.... together with Most Comfortable Dwelling-House, Six Cottages... for Sale by Auction... 9th day of July, 1902. 5pp., small folio, pink printed wraps, plus large coloured folding plan. 1902. £22.00

  96. Kilpeck and Door BOND William Morgan of Kilpeck and John Morgan his son and heir, referring to abond of the previous year to Thomas Aston, referring to messuages and tenements in Kilpeck and Door. On paper, size 16" x 12", written in a small but attractive hand with bold downstrokes. 44 lines, signed by John Morgan, small papered seal, witnessed. 1609. £50.00
    William Morgan demised the lands to John Morgan who was to provide meat drink and lodging.



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  97. Hertford FOUR LETTERS from William Cooper in Roundham, Norfolk, to Mr Bourd(?), Market Street, regarding his lease of Roundham from Sir John Sebright. Each 2-3 pages, 4to, with address panel, small wax seal and Harling postmark on verso. Refers to his expenditure on the farm, and the crops on 'Norfolk light land', 'last year my losses have been very severe, first with the crop of turnips... heavy loss of Sheep... still I have to be thankful for Sir John's former liberality and a good price for wool...'. 1836-7. £26.00
    Sir John Sebright (1767-1846) developed a breed of chicken, the Sebright, and wrote pamphlets on the process. He was cited by Charles Darwin. These letters are presumably addressed to some kind of land agent or solicitor.


  98. Hitchin WILL AND TESTAMENT of Joseph Margetts Pierson of Hitchin, Grocer and Tallow Chandler. 8 large folio pages, each page signed with a black wax seal at the bottom corner. 1787. £20.00
    Bequeathes numerous properties in Hitchin, 16 acres in the Manor of Kempstone and Hardwick, house in Kempstone at Church End, property at Redbourne, money for bread for the poor of Hitchin to be distributed 'in the month of January after my death' etc.


  99. Stanborough SKETCH OF NEW NORTH ROAD Passing thro' Stanboro' Farm the Property of Earl Cowper, August 2nd, 1833. Manuscript plan in ink and outline colour on vellum, size 21" x 14", folded with docket title. Scale 4 Chains to an Inch. Shows Stanboro' Green, Stanboro' Farm, buildings in grey, named fields, outlined in green, River Lea, spring, Bull Inn Premises, existing roads (which are named), shaded buff, new road in pink. With Reference table with key to fields and acreages. 1833. £65.00

  100. Ware Infra, Manor of SURRENDER of yard with the appurtenances in the Middle Row in Ware, Richard Gridley to Richard Dickinson. 1p, sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf. Signed and witnessed. 1778. £14.00


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  101. Godmanchester TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION by Messrs. Jenkinson and Lovell.... 5th day of October, 1803.... A Very Desirable Farm, comprising Seventy Three Acres and Half a Rood of Arable Land, Leys and Meadow.... Handbill, size 11" x 9", traces of folds, 'Seventy-Three' has been altered to 'Seventy-Two' in ink. Jenkinson, Huntingdon, Printers, 1802. £35.00

  102. Kitchen (Thos) HUNTINGDONSHIRE Engraved map, size 9" x 7", plus margins, scale approx. 3 miles to one inch. 1786. £18.00


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    Kent


  103. Canterbury AN ACT for vesting certain Estates belonging to the See of Canterbury, now vested in Trustees for Sale, in the Archbishop of Canterbury... 5pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1853. £7.00

  104. Mereworth AN ACT for carrying into effect a Compromise of a Suit for raising Portions for the younger Children of the Right Honourable Thomas Lord Le Despencer deceased, out of the settled Estates of the said Thomas Lord Le Despencer deceased at Mereworth... 36pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. Includes 1p. Schedule. 1844. £12.00


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  105. Goosnargh TRANSFER OF A MORTGAGE IN FEE of an estate at Goosnargh for £1500 interest, John LLoyd and William Turner of Warrington to James Worthington of Wigan. Vellum, size 27" x 37", 4 wax seals. 1768. £24.00
    Concerns a house and lands at Goosnargh of 70 acres, and land of 20 acres where a house called Cottam formerly stood.


  106. Hennett (G) A MAP OF THE COUNTY PALATINE OF LANCASTER, Divided into Hundreds and Parishes, From an Actual Survey made in the Years 1828 & 1829. Large engraved map, on four sheets, as issued, each sheet 31" x 23", plus margins, large decorative title, engraved inset view of the New Custom House, Liverpool. Scale three-quarters of an inch to 1 mile. Area of browning on all four sheets, one sheet with piece which has been torn away from margin repaired with paper infilled, another sheet with professionally repaired tear 2" beyond border and along platemark, and some other neatly repaired edge tears. Paper sound, with a good black impression. The sheets have obviously been professionally restored at some time. Published by Henry Teesdale and Co, 302 Holborn, May 1, 1830. £120.00
    A cheap copy.


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

  108. Liverpool AN ACT for enabling the Trustee under the Will of Henry Brown, deceased, to sell certain Shares in the Leeds and Liverpool Canal Navigation, and a Share in the Liverpool Theatre.... and to apply the Money in repairing, pulling down and rebuilding certain Houses in Paradise Street, Liverpool.... 20pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1831. £15.00

  109. Manchester ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP OF MANCHESTER and District. Coloured Edition. Sheet 36. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Linen-backed. Red and buff cover with coat of arms, Index map. 1913. £8.00

  110. Manchester PRICE LIST of Wire Nails. Rd. Johnson, Clapham & Morris. Single sheet, blue paper, 4to, printed with price list for different types of nails, with advert. on verso. Stab hole. 1907. £7.00

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


  112. Robinson (T) and Son, Rochdale CATALOGUE ILLUSTRE des Machines - Outils a Travailler Le Bois. 1892. 6ieme Serie. 117 pages, in French, decorative stiff wraps in red, green and gold, showing gold medals gained etc., back wrap with woodcut view of the works. Profusely illustrated, with description and tables of dimensions etc. 1892. £75.00
    Shows machines for planing, sawing, polishing, cutting mouldings etc.


  113. Wigan PEMBERTON FIVE FEET MINE Ince Hall Moss Colliery. John Walmesley, Esq., Lessor. Manuscript plan in ink and wash colour on waxed cotton, size 28" x 38", scale 3 chains to an inch. Together with a basic 1936 plan of workings in Ince 4 Feet Mine, Mains Colliery. 2 items. c1900 and 1934. £34.00
    The earlier plan indicates pillar of coal left ungotten, coal gotten, closed workings, dates coal was worked up to the pillar permanently left marked in red ink (1870-1882.). Shows railways, pits with numbers, inclination, etc.


  114. Wigan RAVINE MINE Three manuscript plans of workings in Ravine Mine, Eckersley Estate, on waxed cotton, average size 15" x 20", scales 30-50 yds. per inch, with correspondence re. lease, 1917, attached, referring to plans. 1917. £20.00

  115. Wytheshawe Hall, Manchester SEPIA WATERCOLOUR titled 'Withinshaw Hall, April 26th, 1811.' Size approx. 6" x 8", in sepia wash and pen, showing substantial house in middle distance surrounded by trees, view framed by a tree in foreground. The Hall was the home of the Tatton family. 1811. £22.00


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

  117. Huncote SETTLEMENT by Mr and Mrs Harvey of the Red Lion Inn, a butcher's shop and four houses in Huncote to Charles Hall and William Harvey. Large vellum sheet, 2 wax seals. 1878. £12.00

  118. Leamington Spa PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS of Leamington and District. 12 views, oblong 8vo, decorative card wraps, ribbon tie rather frayed. c1910. £10.00

  119. Market Harborough AN ACT for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act... for repairing the Road from Market Harborough to Loughborough, and for making the said Act more effectual. 12pp., small folio, black letter. Paper slightly darkened. 1745. £10.00


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  120. Bardney Norton, Branstow, etc. FINE in the court of Orlando Bridgeman, Robert Hyde, Thos. Tyrell and Samuel Browne, Justices. James Hoste, armiger and Francis Lord Willoughby of Parham and William Willoughby armiger, deforciant of 4 messuages, 4 gardens, 4 orchards, 300 acres of meadow and 70 acres of pasture in Bardney Norton, Branstow, Metheryngham, Lanton, Ragby. In Latin, on paper, 5p., folio, written on rectos only in a fine hand, widely spaced. Last page ragged and stained in margin, with some loss of paper in blank area. Contemporary copy. 1662. £24.00

  121. Fiskerton FARM ACCOUNT BOOK with sums paid out April 1844 - February 1865. Narrow folio account book, in two different hands, size 13" x 5", bound in parchment, with manuscript title 'Pay Book' on front board. 174 pages (all full), plus 5 pages with odd years between 1867 and 1884 at the end. A few pages at the very end loose, boards lightly stained. 1844-1884. £110.00
    The farm concerned was probably in Fiskerton as the writer mentions rates, income tax and tithes (to Miss Beecher) paid for Fiskerton. Lists sums paid for beasts ('Mr Doubleday for 26 Hogs at 26s each...', '70 Ewes at Turnips 5 weeks...'), manure, guano, gravel, coal, tools ('new Winnowing machine', 'Pd Taylor Rope Maker for 34 lb. of well rope at 7d per 1lb.'), wheat, bran, sacks, fruit trees, labour on the farm 'Pd Mrs Mafield Sheparding up to Oct 11...'). The name of the seller is nearly always mentioned. There are also some household expenses such as tailor's bill, Doctor's bill, school bill, and expenses to Fairs at Nottingham, Newark, Lincoln. Quite often goods appear to have been delivered by boat.


  122. Grantham PRICE LIST of Hornsby & Sons Ltd., Spittlegate Iron Works, Grantham. Sheet printed on both sides, illustrating turnip cutters, root pulpers. 6 woodcut illusts. Size 13" x 8". Creasing of paper. n.d. c1880. £15.00

  123. Great Gonerby PROBATE of the Will of Thomas Peter Winter, late of Foston, farmer. Vellum, size 11" x 16", with smaller printed certificate with ms. inserts attached, large papered seal. 1795. £15.00
    Bequeathes his farm in Great Gonerby to his heirs.


  124. North Kelsey PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF VALUABLE AND DESIRABLE Freehold & Tithe Free Estates Siuate at NORTH KELSEY.... Late the property of Sir John Nelthorpe.... Farm Houses, Cottages, Farms and Lands consisting in the whole 1,205a 2r. 38p. Which will be offered for Sale by Auction by Mr. C.J. Calthrop at the Corn Exchange, in Brigg,... On Thursday, the 12th September, 1867. Large coloured folding plan, 13pp, folio, folded, docket title. outer leaf slightly dusty. W.T. Tubby, Gray's Inn, 1867. £35.00


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  125. Blackfriars Bridge THE NEW BRIDGE AT BLACK FRIARS London. Baldwin delin. et sculpt. Publish'd According to Act of Parliament Decembr. 15th 1766. Fine attractive copperplate engraving, on thick paper, size 11" x 45", four vertical folds. The top half of the engraving shows the elevation in detail, with the water, and the construction under the water, with high and low watermark. The stonework, balustrade, lamps etc., are shown in detail and there are five boats on the river, one a sailboat whose sail just fits under the arch. Below the elevation is 'Plan of the Superstructure', and 'Plan of the Foundations'. There is a scale bar and two Reference Tables to the letters on the elevation giving measurements. Large title as above. The extreme left-hand edge has been professionally reinforced, presumably merely because of some small edge tears. London, Printed for J. Taylor Opposite Great Turnstile, Holborn. 1766. £200.00
    The architect of the bridge, Robert Mylne, who had studied with Piranesi in Rome, won the competition for the design in 1760. The bridge was finally opened to all traffic in 1766.


  126. Earl Grosvenor LETTER signed 'Geo. Ellis', dated Abingdon Street, May 7th 1812. 1p., 4to, blank conjoint leaf with address panel on verso, addressed to Messrs. Baxter and Martin, Furnivals Inn, very large printed black ink '2' postmark. Tipped on to album page, some blue paper from album leaf stuck to address panel. 1812. £20.00
    The writer says there will be a meeting of St. John's Vestry and he wishes to know on what ground Earl Grosvenor claims to be owner of the soil 'over which the old way, which has been diverted & stopped up, passed'.


  127. Fulham to Hammersmith Roads AN ACT for enlarging the Terms and Powers granted by an Act.... For repairing the Road leading from the Town of Fulham in the County of Middlesex, through Fulham Fields, to the great Road near the Pound at Hammersmith.... Cover leaf + pages numbered 251-252, disbound, Black Letter, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Thomas Baskett, 1749. £14.00

  128. Holloway DEED OF ENFRANCHISEMENT of hereditaments in St. Mary Islington held of the Manor of St. John of Jerusalem, John Wainwright and others to Robert Enkel. Three vellum sheets, size 20" x 23", coloured plan showing the land at Grove Road on the first sheet, size 13" x 8", 10 wax seals and signatures. 1878. £18.00
    With a brief schedule of deeds from 1845.


  129. Horse Sale TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION BY MESSRS. TATTERSALL at Knightsbridge, S.W., On Monday, October 29th, 1934. 4pp., folio, folds. Describes the horses in the various stables. Lists approx. 80 horses, many with parentage, etc. 1934. £22.00

  130. King's College, London LETTER from R.W. Self(?), Principal, to an unknown correspondent regarding the Resolution of the College respecting a Memorial to Sir Robert Inglis, with remarks on his character. 4p, 8vo. King's College London, Dec. 16, 1856. £10.00

  131. Mansion House DINNER AND PRESENTATION to Sir John Pakeman, C.B.E., at The Mansion House, Wednesday XVI April MCMXXX, The Right Honourable The Lord Mayor Presiding. 6pp., 4to, stiff wraps, sewn, decorative front wrap in red and black with coat of arms, decorative renaissance-style borders to pages. Gives menu, toasts, and list of diners. 1930. £12.00

  132. Princess's Theatre, Regent Street PLAYBILL Double playbill, size 19" x 19", folded in half vertically. Advertising programme for Wednesday March 13th, 1850. Main spectacles printed in large type-face. Fairbrother, Printer, Covent Garden. 1850. £30.00
    The programme included a scene from Bellini's 'La Sonnambula', the romantic opera 'Night Dancers' by Mr Loder, a new farce 'Hot and Cold', and the ballet 'The Three Statues'.


  133. Queen Victoria OFFICIAL PROGRAMME of the Queen's Visit to London. Souvenir napkin printed in red and blue on crepe paper, size 16" x 15", folded. Foxing spots. Japanese-style border in red, flags and portrait of the Queen. c1900? £8.00

  134. Shoreditch BRIEF PETITION of George Wilson and Henry Orchard in the Matter of the London & North Western Railway Act 1864. 7p., folio, manuscript. Refers to the mortgage of number 19 Eldon Street, Moorfields near Long Alley. 1866. £14.00

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


  136. St. James BILL of J.W. Elliott, Silk-Dyer & Scourer, 101 Jermyn Street, India and other Shawls cleaned & dyed, Chintz Furniture Cleaned & Glazed... Decoratively printed heading, paper size 4" x 8", made out to Mr Preade for cleaning and glazing two couches. n.d. c1840. £12.00

  137. St. Pancras, Borough of URGENT APPEAL Provision of Food and Boots for Necessitous School Children. Printed circular from the Mayor of St. Pancras, The Town Hall, Pancras Road, appealing for money. December 1906. 1p., folio... together with similar letters for 1910, 1911, 1912, the wording in each year being different... together with... Coronation of Their Majesties the King & Queen. The King's Dinner to the Poor. Printed letter requesting attendance at a meeting in each of the Wards to plan the Dinner, and a printed letter 1p folio, to those being asked to be Vice-Presidents and Patrons of the Coronation celebrations. 1902. 1902-1912. £18.00
    'It was found that a considerable amount of distress existed owing to the breadwinners having little or no work... reports were received that it was really deplorable how numerous were the cases of children who had to attend School ... in worn out and delapidated boots...'


  138. Westminster Market AN ACT for establishing a free Market for the Sale of Corn and Grain, within the City or Liberty of Westminster. Cover leaf + pages numbered 811-827, disbound, Black Letter, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Thomas Baskett, 1758. £14.00


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  139. Chepstow Gas AN ACT to incorporate a Company for supplying Gas to Chepstow and the Neighbourhood. 14pp. 1857. £12.00

  140. Trewin, Lanvraca, Lantarnam AN ACT for effectuating a Partition.... of certain estates situate in the County of Monmouth, devised by the Wills of John Blewitt and Frances Fettiplace. 42pp, disbound, Act of Parliament, includes 24p of Schedules. First page dusty. 1810. £16.00


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    Norfolk


  141. Bradenham and Scarning Estate PARTICULARS WITH PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Fine Agricultural Property lying in the Parishes of East and West Bradenham and Scarning, and comprising three excellent farms... John Symonds has received instructions from the Trustees of the late Capt. H.S. Adlington, to Sell by Auction, at the Royal Hotel, Norwich, on Saturday, June 7th, 1919. Folding hand coloured plan, 14pp, original wraps, few short splits where folded. 1919. £22.00

  142. Froncett, Manor of ENFRANCHISEMENT to John King of messuage and garden in Moulton near Broad Gateway. Large vellum sheet, with papered seal of Copyhold Commissioners. Later receipt attached for Rent Charge paid to the Duke of Norfolk. 1865. £12.00

  143. Gillingham AUCTION POSTER advertising the sale at the Swan Inn of Crops of Corn and Grass, the Property of Mr William Beckett. Size 22" x 18", folded, printed with very large type faces. Lists 10 Lots. 1859. £20.00

  144. Great Yarmouth Waterworks Company Session 1906. MAP colour-printed Ordnance Survey Map, size 32" x 38", linen-backed, marked to show average rainfall figures at stations marked with blue circle, and catchment areas of Rivers Bure and Wensum (marked with blue and pink line). 1906. £24.00

  145. Hevingham CASH BOOK headed 'Gurneys & Co. with George Gooch'. small 8vo cash book with double pages for credit and debit, vellum wraps with tuck-in flap. Starts with a credit of £7,000, and lists only surnames and amount paid to them. 1869-1877. £6.00
    Possibly Gurneys Bank in Norwich.


  146. Hockering PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Very Desirable Property situate at Hockering, Norfolk, which will be sold by Auction by Mr. Wilde, on Thursday, September 19th, 1849, at the Cock Inn... Sm. folio, 4pp. 1849. £12.00

  147. Moulton A TRUE TERRIER of all the Glebe Lands, Messuages and Tenements belonging to the Rectory and Parish Church of Moulton St. Michael... rendered according to the Old and Ancient Terriers... Vellum, size 27" x 17", folds, some uniform slight browning. Signed by Minister, Churchwardens. The word 'Terrier' is in large decorative letters.... with.... a similar Terrier for 1770. Vellum rubbed in top four inches, some browning. 2 items. 1827 and 1770. £60.00
    Details the various pieces of land, with tenants, adjoining owners.


  148. Toft Monks PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Substantial Dwelling Houses and Five Acres and a Half of Productive Land at Toft Monks... to be Sold By Auction.... 30th August, 1867. 3pp., folio. 1867. £12.00

  149. Wheatacre-cum-Burgh PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold Property situate in the Parish of Burgh St. Peter.... comprising 295 Acres of the Finest Grazing Marshes in the County also the Manor or Lordship of Wheatacre-cum-Burgh.... which will be Sold By Auction... 4th day of July, 1857.... 7pp., folio, folded with docket title, double page plan hand-coloured in outline, brown mark down left hand edges of pages and centre of plan. 1857. £18.00


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  150. Aynho, Hinton, Newbottle 95 VALUABLE ELMS 70 Beech, 40 Ash, 15 Oaks... Walnut, Abele, and Other Timber Trees, 52 Loads of Capital Ash Poles... Standing and lying on thbe Aynho Estate, To be Sold by Auction... March 1st, 1871.. 4pp., 8vo, folded to 3" x 9", with details on verso. 1871. £12.00
    Includes timber at Mr Holton's Farm, Mr Alkin's Farm Forceleap Spinney, Keeper's Cover.


  151. Forest of Rockingham AN ACT to enable His Majesty to grant to George Finch Hatton... all the Estate... remaining in His Majesty in and upon the Lawn of Benefield and the Bailiwick of Rockingham... in the Forest of Rockingham... Cover leaf + 6pp., disbound, sm. folio, Act of Parliament. 1796. £12.00

  152. Northampton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. 185. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19" plus wide margins. O.S. blindstamp 1901. £18.00
    Covers Daventry, Maidwell, Northampton.


  153. Oundle RELEASE AND QUITCLAIM whereby Simon Dickens, Francis, Bridgett and Ann Dickens release any claim on the lands of their deceased father William Dickens, late of Wormington, and acknowledge receipt of their share of the sale proceeds. Single folio sheet, folded, signed by four parties, witnessed, small wax seals. 1720. £22.00


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  154. Alnwick, Otterburn ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 5/6/8/9. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 25" x 38", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into marbled paper wraps, large 4to. Small library stamp on verso. 1897. £32.00
    Covers Alnham, Embleton, Longhirst, Falstone. About one eighth of the map is blank, being on the Scottish side of the border.


  155. Wooler TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION At Weetwood House, near Wooler... Household Furniture, Table and Bed Linen, That belonged to the late Lieut. Gen. and Mrs Orde... Handbill, attractively printed in a variety of decorative type-faces, size 11" x 9". Horizontal folds. Weetwood House, January 30th, 1821. £40.00
    With a long list of Household contents, including 'double-moulded cut Fenders and Fire Irons', 'elegant cut Wine Decanters', 'Travelling Landau and Harness... Steady Bay Carriage Horses...'



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  156. Bampton PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF TWO VALUABLE INCLOSURES..... Containing 17a. 2r. 8p.... Situate in the Parish of Bampton, To be Sold by Auction, by Messrs. Jonas Paxton & Geo. Castle, At the Fleece Inn, Witney, On Thursday, the 2nd of August, 1866.... Folio, 4pp, completed manuscript Memorandum, folded. 1866. £12.00

  157. Bloxham, Milcombe, Wigginton PARTICULARS OF SALE of Agricultural Holdings known as 'The Bloxham Glebe Estate' extending to 165 Acres... for sale by auction... July 31st, 1919. 4pp., 4to, folds and creasing. 1919. £7.00
    Included an osier bed.


  158. Bourton on the Hill AN ACT for repairing the Road leading from Chappel on the Heath, in the County of Oxon. to the Quarry above Bourton on the Hill.... Cover leaf + 20pp, disbound, Act of Parliament, paper slightly darkened, held with staples. 1731. £18.00

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

  160. Oxford PEREMPTORY SALE Under an Execution, and by Order of the High Sheriff of Oxfordshire. To Be Sold by Auction by Messrs T. Mallam and Son, On the Premises, Park End Wharf, and near to the Railway Station, on Wednesday Next, December the 21st, 1853.... Two Useful Horses, Spring Van, Carts, Harness, Cochin China Fowls, a few Lots of Furniture and effects of Mr John Gammon.... Poster, size 20" x 14", few folds, slight off-setting. Printed by H. Cooke & Co, Oxford, 1853. £22.00
    Includes an extensive list of the items in the sale.



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  161. Holy Cross & St. Giles parish, Shrewsbury BOND to perform Covenants. Christopher Hatton of Abbey Foregate in Shrewsbury to Thomas Heyes, for £380. In Latin and English, 16 lines on vellum, 7" x 10", signed by Hatton and five witnesses, including 'Marcantonio Galliardello'. Small wax seal missing from the small tag by the signature. Refers to obligations in a air of indentures made between Hatton and Sir Richard Prince of the Abbey Foregate and Dame Mary his wife. 1635. £45.00

  162. Shrewsbury BOND of Richard Hatton, son of Edward Hatton of East Foregate otherwise Abbey Foregate in Shrewsbury to Thomas Heyes of Shrewsbury, for £140. On vellum, size 4" x 11", preamble to the bond in six lines in Latin, signed by Richard Hatton and three witnesses, on verso is the bond in English, Jan. 29th 1626. £40.00

  163. Wombridge AGREEMENT made 18th March 1605 between James Pye and Wiliam Pye, brother of the said James of the first part, William Morgan, of the second part, and William Rowell and Elizabeth his wife, James Prichard and Katherine his wife of the third part, by the mediation of Sir Roger Bodenham Knight of the Bath, Walter Pye Esquire and Edward Pye, Thomas Beale, and Richard Hoskyns. 45 lines, on paper, 16" x 12", finely written in a small but attractive hand with heavy downstrokes, decorative initial letter. The paper has been cut along the bottom into tags for papered seals, but there is only one small papered seal. 1605. £65.00
    Refers to a deliberation made to settle a dispute between James Pye and William Morgan, and the profits from lands in Wombridge, which were to be divided. The profits were to be taken on the Feast of the Purification of the Virgin.



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  164. Ashton Court, near Bristol CATALOGUE OF THE CONTENTS of the Mansion, the Estate of The Hon. Mrs Esme Smyth, deceased, including Antique and Modern Furniture, Paintings, Silver... Three-Manual Organ... for Sale by Auction at the Mansion 3,4,5 & 6th June, and 10,11,12 & 13th June 1947. 79pp., large 8vo., original wraps, which are foxed at edges 1947. £36.00
    Included Gobelin tapestry, many family portraits, Sheraton card tables, etc. The mansion and park were bought by the City of Bristol in 1947.


  165. Bacon (G.W.) PLAN OF BATH Scale 6" = 1 mile, with Reference to Wards top left. Size 22" x 29", plus wide margins. Folded. Area around Kingswood School shaded in light green wash (the plan was used in a planning application according to some pencil notes on verso. c1930. £16.00

  166. Bridgwater BY A GENTLEMAN OF BRIDGEWATER on the Death of His Sister. Manuscript poem, 14 four-line stanzas, on 3 sides of small folio paper. Rather untidily written, presumably original as at one point he has crossed out 'those' in 'To tread those footsteps' and put 'the footsteps' as it scans better. c1810. £18.00
    The girl was 'Snatch'd when thy opening Joys began to bloom'. 'Calm & serene she saw her fate approach/And Only felt for those she left behind/No Guilty terrors hover'd round her Couch/Her Heart was easy and her soul resign'd.'


  167. Bridgwater PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of an Excellent Freehold Estate comprising East Bower, Sand Pit, Trapnell's, Marshall's and Manor Farms, together with Rich Pasture and Accommodation Lands in the Parishes of Bridgwater, Chilton Trinity, Weston Zoyland and Cossington... For Sale by Auction... 14th day of June, 1911. 23pp., folio, plus completed memorandum, printed wraps. Five folding coloured plans. Slight trace of horizontal fold. 1911. £38.00

  168. Chard LAND TAX ASSESSMENTS for the separate parishes of Chard Borough, Old Chard, Crim Chard, Chard South, dated between 1878 and 1910. Folio, 6pp in each, folded, printed in columns with Proprietor, Occupier, Property, Sums Assessed, Rental. Entries in MS listing up to 200 properties in each assessment. Some outside leaves badly dust-stained. 33 documents in all. 1878-1911. £30.00

  169. Hawkins (Thomas M.). Publisher GRAND PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEW ALBUM OF TAUNTON Sixteen plates on glossy paper. Size 7" x 9", boards with gilt title. Boards stained and faded (not affecting contents.) c1890. £14.00
    Most plates are whole-page views, but some are two to a page. Views include County Cricket Ground, The Barracks, Independent College, Hospital and Nursing Institute.


  170. Ilton LAND TAX ASSESSMENTS for the years 1878-9; 1886-7; 1894-5; 1897-8; 1905-6; 1907-8; 1910-11. Folio, folded, 4p., printed with columns for Proprietor, Occupier, Property, Sums Assessed, Rentals. 3p of entries in manuscript in each assessment. Some dust staining along folds. 7 items in all. 1878-1911. £25.00

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

  172. Philips (T.W.) Publisher, City Studio, Wells ALBUM OF WELLS Glastonbury and Cheddar Views. 16 views, full page, and one page of text, in album size 7" x 9", gilt title. c1900. £8.00

  173. Rowe (G) THE KITCHEN Glastonbury Abbey. Lithograph, size 8" x 8", plus margins, on India paper, small fault in paper in blank area near title. c1830. £10.00
    Attractive view showing building covered in ivy, old man and boy in front near window.


  174. Trew (J.B) Printer CHEDDAR CLIFFS, Somersetshire. The most wonderful production of nature in the Island is the Stalactite Cavern, Discovered by Mr Cox, in 1838.... Broadsheet, printed on one side only, size approx. 12" x 10", traces of folds. Laid down onto thin card, in buff mount, overall size of mount 16" x 13", edge of sheet that is under the card mount slightly darkened. J.B. Trew, Printer, &c., Axbridge: c1860. £80.00
    RARE. Not in Green's Bibliotheca Somersetiensis. Gives much detail on the 'Stalactite Cavern' (with an endorsement by W.D. Conybeare) and the facilties provided for visitors by Mr Cox, the Pleasure Gardens, etc. 'The roof resembles ancient Sculpture; the formations are grotesque & fanciful. In one part you perceive the furniture of an Hindoo Temple; Black Prince. In another a Mummy, elegant Drapery... thousands of quill-like tubes... the tones issuing from the semi-transparent Stalactites, when struck, are similar to those of Musical Glasses...'



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


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

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


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    Suffolk


  178. Beccles PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of a Freehold Messuage and one Acre of Garden Ground in Blyburgate Street... for Sale by Auction... 19th June, 1854. 3pp., folio, folded. 1854. £12.00

  179. Bungay, Loddon ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXVI S.E. scale 1" to 1 mile, size 12" x 14", plus margins, 'Index To Tithe Survey' along top. O.S. blindstamp 1883. £18.00
    Covers Long Stratton, Bungay, Toft Monks.


  180. Burston PLAN, PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of a Small, Compact Freehold Estate... for Sale by Auction... 29th May, 1863. 3pp., folio, folded, very small plan above title. 1863. £12.00

  181. Hodskinson (Joseph) THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK Reduced from the Large, Map in Six Sheets, Surveyed by Joseph Hodskinson, & planned from a Scale of Half an Inch to One Mile. Printed for Willm. Faden, Geographer to the King, Charing Cross, Jany. 1st, 1787. Fully hand-coloured map, scale half an inch to one mile, size 23" x 30", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 8vo. Faden label on verso, and small earlier owner's stamp, and small library stock number stamp. With coloured border, Explanation. Hundreds shown in different coloured outline, woodland coloured, shows churches with small church in elevation, 'Seats or noted Houses', inclosed and open roads. A few marks on linen on verso (not affecting paper). 1787. £340.00
    Scarce. This is a separately-published reduction of Hodskinson's large-scale survey, which was published in six sheets in 1783.


  182. Ipswich BILL of a Mr. Miller, Ipswich, for mourning items, made out to Mr. Venn. 9 items listed on plain 4to sheet, lists the names of who are to have the various gloves, scarves etc. (including 12 ladies who had silk gloves). Signed as settled. Some small repaired tears at bottom edge. August 1811. £10.00

  183. Mutford POSTER advertising auction sale of Four Cottages, a Brick and Tiled Double Cottage, a Double Cottage with Garden Ground, for sale by Mr Fenn, at The White Lion Hotel, Beccles, 3rd Dec. 1858. Size 22" x 17", many folds, two repaired tears at top corners (presumably where once pinned up). 1858. £18.00

  184. Ufford OBLIGATION BOND Thomas Underwood of Ufford, Baker, and Andrew Blaike of Whitton, Farmer, to Elizabeth Bird of Ipswich, Widow, for £600. 1p., small folio, printed with manuscript inserts. Signed by Underwood and Blake, and witnesses, two wax seals. Memorandum on verso referring to an indenture. Blank conjoint leaf. 1775. £22.00


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  185. Epsom MANUSCRIPT PLAN of land adjoining Epsom Common. In ink and some colour on thick paper, size 14" x 21", Scale 1 inch = 3 chains. Shows the lands between Epsom Common, Wheelers Lane, Epsom Street, New Inn Lane, which is labelled 'Land suppos'd by the Plaintiff to belong to the Manor of Buttolph. Compass rose, scale bar, simple border. Roads in buff and buildings in pink, small stream, five owners of fields named, green shading along the edges, small plantation and line of trees between two plots. Key top left with letters A - H marking area of Common leased from Sir Joseph Mawbey to Mr. Chamier, Copyhold infranchised in 1760, points relating to various trees, such as 'The place where the trees stood, lately cut down & for which this Action was brought', 'Fifteen Trees now standing... sold by the Lord of the Manor to Mr Mount in 1763' etc. Two small repaired tears just reaching into top border. n.d. circa 1780. £150.00
    Sir Joseph Mawbey was a Member of Parliament. He wrote 'The Battle of Epsom. A New Ballad', 1763.


  186. Papworth MANOR OF PAPERWORTH als Papercourt. At a Court Baron of the Right Honourable Ann Lady King Baroness Dowager of Ockham... 8th day of April... 1746. Vellum document, size 26" x 14", three blue tax stamps, records admissions and surrenders of land in the Manor, Alice Stanton's tenement to her son Robert, and John Wood to William Luck of Merrow. The two sections signed by J. Chatfield, Steward. 1746. £36.00


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  187. 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. £16.00
    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.


  188. West Dean, Goodwood ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet XLVIII. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Some areas in Goodwood Park outlined in orange and blue wash. 1880. £28.00


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    Warwickshire


  189. Birmingham Fire Arms Manufacture AN ACT to insure the proper and careful manufacturing of Fire Arms in England and for making Provision for proving the Barrels of such Fire Arms. 9pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1813. £12.00
    Gives details for running 'a public Proof House' which has been established in Birmingham, naming the Trustees, regulations etc., with illustration of marks to be used, Scale of Proofs etc.


  190. Birmingham LETTER on notepaper with embossed heading 'Victoria Court, Birmingham', July 31st, 1909, to the Chief Constable of Birmingham commanding him to arrest the Under Sheriff of the County of Warwick and keep him in his home. 3p, 8vo, signed 'By His Majesty's Command' Wm. Grantham. One fold. 1909. £14.00

    SUMMERFIELD HOUSE

  191. Birmingham PARTICULARS of Leasehold Premises at Summerfield and Birmingham which will be Sold by Auction by Josiah and Cornelius Robins at The Stork Tavern, in The Square, Birmingham on Tuesday, January 16, 1816... 5pp., folio, sewn, plus docket title, folded. Describes 30 Lots. The first lot, the Mansion late the Residence of John Iddins, deceased, is described in detail with measurements of the main rooms. The other lots are in New Street, Lower Temple Street, Little Queen Street, Iddin's Court, and details of occupiers and rent produced, together with rights to Pumps, Privies, Brew Houses, 'Mixen Holes' are given. R. Jabet and Co., High-street, Birmingham, Printer. 1816. £85.00
    Summerfield is described as 'within two miles of Birmingham, on an elevated situation, commanding an extensive and beautiful Prospect, and surrounded by a Lawn, planted with Timber and ornamental Trees'. It is mentioned in Charles Pye's 'A Description of Modern Birmingham', 1818, as 'late the residence of John Iddins Esq. but now of James Woolley Esq.' The house was demolished in Victorian times and the land purchased by Birmingham City Council for a park.


  192. Rapkin (J), Drawn & Engraved by BIRMINGHAM Engraved plan. Size 14" x 18", decorative border, 8 vignette views around the edge, including Railway Station, School of Design. Central fold. Streets named. The London Printing and Publishing Company. 1850. £110.00

  193. Stratford on Avon REPORT OF THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY OF THE BOROUGH. 2pp., with a plan coloured in outline, by R.K. Dawson, scale 4" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1837. £24.00

  194. Walker (J & C) WARWICKSHIRE Engraved fully hand-coloured map, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, distance of towns from London, railways. Size 16" x 13". 1839. £24.00


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  195. Long Marton TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION At Herd's, The King's Head Inn, Appleby.... 21st Day of October, 1819.... All that Valuable Estate.... with Farm House and Buildings in the Township of Long Marton, occupied by John Dargue.... 3pp., plus docket title on verso, manuscript memorandum for sale by George Wilkinson of Harperly Park to the Purchaser William Jamieson of Acorn Bank for five thousand four hundred pounds. Hoggett, Printer, Durham, 1819. £40.00

  196. Walker (J) & (C) WESTMORELAND. Engraved map, boundaries, railways, parkland hand-coloured, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, with Reference to Wards, Polling Places indicated, etc. Size approx. 12" x 14", plus margins, central fold. Small repaired tear in bottom margin. 1842. £24.00


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    Wiltshire


  197. Avebrick Farm and Town Farm, Pewsey Vale PARTICULARS WITH PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE. of the Valuable Landed Investments comprising "Avebrick Farm" close to Pewsey Station.... The Rich Tract of Land in Pewsey Field, known as "Town Farm".... Ferris & Puckridge Have received instructions from F.H. Goldney, to sell by Auction at The "Phoenix" Hotel, Pewsey, On Monday, November 21st, 1910. Quarto, coloured folding plan, 8pp, original printed wraps, some slight discolouration along top of wraps. 1910. £22.00

  198. Bromham PARTICULARS of.... Freehold Dairy & Mixed Farm known as 'Durlett Farm'..... for Sale by Auction, March 9th, 1944. 5pp., sm. 4to, wraps, vertical fold. 1944. £8.00

  199. Chilmark PARTICULARS of the Charming Stone Built Country Residence known as Portash... for sale by auction 26th June, 1951. 8pp., wraps, plan, photos. 1951. £10.00

  200. Chippenham PARTICULARS of the Outlying Portions of the Valuable Agricultural Property known as The Lackham Estate, Chippenham, Extending to over 1,030 Acres... for Sale by Auction in 41 Lots... 18th Day of March, 1927. 33pp., small folio, stiff wraps, plan in pocket at rear, four photographic plates with two or four views on each. 1927. £25.00
    Includes 'The Folly', Lacock, Showell Farm, Patterdown Farm, Hollywell Farm, Great Notton Farm, Rowden Farm, various cottages, butcher's shop and slaughterhouse, etc.


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

  202. Chirton AN ACT For Dividing, Allotting, and Inclosing the Open and Common Fields and Downs, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and Commonable and Waste Lands within the Manor or Tithing of Chirton otherwise Cherrington in the County of Wiltshire. pages numbered 1-24 + docket title, disbound, small folio, folded, rear leaf slightly dusty. Act of Parliament. 1800. £20.00

  203. Collingbourne Kingston PARTICULARS PLAN & CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Dairy and Corn Farm known as Aughton Farm.... for Sale by Auction.... February 18th, 1947. 12pp., 4to, folding plan. Crease in wraps. 1947. £10.00

  204. Corsham ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the residue of Pickwick Estate comprising the greater part of the Delightful, Old-world, Cotswold Style Village Pickwick.... Two Charming Period Residences, Village General Store, the Old Pickwick Brewery.... to be offered for Sale by Auction.... 24pp., oblong sm. folio, wraps, illusts., folding coloured plan. 1948. £24.00
    Part of the Estate of Sir Frederick Goldney.


  205. Durrington, Coombe Bissett PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold Residential, Agricultural and Sporting Properties comprising The Manor House, Durrington, Colins Farm House, Church Farm Coombe Bissett, Parsonage Farm House, The Warren.... capital Arable and Pasture Land.... Folio, 27pp., 3 large folding coloured plans, printed wraps, staples rusty, corners of wraps rubbed. 1921. £26.00

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

  207. Pewsey Vale PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Oare House and West Wick Estates containing about 785A. 1R. 5P. for sale by Auction, July 13, 1893. 7pp., large folio, folds. Attractively printed wraps, split down two thirds of spine. 1893. £24.00

  208. Pickwick PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of The Free Fully-Licensed Popular Roadside Hostelry known as the 'Hare & Hounds'.... for Sale by Auction.... 19th Sept. 1941. 7pp., sm. 4to, decorative wraps. Line drawing of pub on first page. Crease in wraps. 1941. £15.00

  209. Salisbury OUTLYING PORTIONS OF THE HALE PARK ESTATE extending to some 2,370 Acres.... Twelve... Farms, Water Meadows, Village Occupations and Good Cottages, many of the Farms and Cottages having Valuable Grazing and other Rights in the New Forest... Sporting Property known as Hale Purlieu, together with the Lordships of Four Manors. Which will be Sold by Auction... 27th May 1920... 42pp., large 4to, original wraps, bumped at corners, traces of having been folded vertically. 98 Lots. One only of two folding plans, six photographic plates showing farms etc., one photo clipped from a plate. Staples are rusty hence wraps have come loose from text (but not detached), some foxing. 1920. £20.00

  210. Semley PARTICULARS, PLANS, AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF THE FREEHOLD, RESIDENTIAL & AGRICULTURAL PROPERTIES Comprising Five Valuable Dairy Farms, Semley Railway Hotel, Semley Dairy, Excellent Building Sites, Numerous Cottages and Small Holdings.... embracing a Total Area of about 1,003a. 3r. 27p. Situate in the beautiful Semley Vale.... Messrs. Rawlence & Squarey Are instructed to offer the above Properties for Sale by Auction..... at The Market House, Shaftesbury, On Saturday, 28th June, 1924.... Large coloured folding plan loosely inserted in pocket at rear, 48pp, small folio, slightly rubbed original printed wraps, some pencil notes and prices. 1924. £30.00

    STOCKTON CHARITY

  211. Stockton Almshouses BROADSHEET. 'Articles, Constitutions and Orders Made and Established the 13th day of May, in the year of Our Lord 1833, by The Right Honourable William Lord Heytesbury, Harry Biggs Esq..... The present Governors and Trustees of the Almshouses at Stockton, and all the Lands and Dependencies thereunto belonging, founded by John Topp, heretofore of Stockton, deceased, to be observed for the better government of the Alms-men and Alms-women elected to and admitted therein.... ' Single sheet, printed on one side only, size 18" x 15", folded. Vardy, Printer, Warminster, 1833. £45.00
    With a list of 23 Articles for the administration of the Almshouses.


  212. Tisbury PARTICULARS of Excellent Small Holding, Small Residences, Cottages etc... to be Sold by Auction.... 30th May, 1922. 11pp., 4to, wraps, vertical crease where once folded. 1922. £7.00

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


  214. Woodborough PARTICULARS, PLAN & CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Freehold Residential Property known as 'Banksyde'.... for Sale by Auction.... 18th day of October, 1945. 12pp., oblong large 8vo, small plan. Attractive drawing of house and garden on front wrap. 1945. £14.00


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    Worcestershire


  215. Broadway RULES & REGULATIONS of The Broadway National Schools. Printed notice, size 14" x 8", heading in large type-faces. Lists 18 rules, regarding absence, dress, holidays, sickness, homework, the fees for different classes of society, discipline. J. Pearce, Printer &c, Evesham. n.d. c1860. £35.00
    'The school is to be swept and kept in order by such children as are over the age of ten years', 'Children must be sent to school clean and tidy in person and apparel'. The line of text stipulating the fees for siblings has been crossed through.


  216. Northfield POSTER for sale by auction, of Bartley Green Farm, parcels of land and a public house 'The Cock Inn', at the Union Hotel Birmingham, June the 20th 1878. Size 34" x 22", printed in large type faces. Folds. 1878. £25.00


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  217. Bacon's PLAN OF BRADFORD From Bacon's Atlas. Coloured plan, size approx 12" x 18", single fold at centre. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Street index printed down sides. c1885. £20.00

  218. East Riding of Yorkshire PLAN AND PARTICULARS of a Valuable Freehold Estate of Excellent Wold Land with several detached Closes and Cottages, at Lund, to be Sold by Auction.... 16th January, 1875. 3pp., folio, folds, large coloured folding plan. Describes 6 lots, with schedule giving tenants, acreage etc. 1875. £24.00

  219. Guisborough ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 17. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Edition of 1856, probably c1870. £25.00
    Guisborough is more or less at the centre of the map.


  220. Halifax LEASE FOR A YEAR of ground containing 'two days' work', lately occupied by the Cross Pipes Inn, adjoining Parkinson's House Lane and King's Cross Lane, John Watkinson of Ovenden, Merchant, and others, to John Howarth and others. Vellum sheet, two fine wax seals with rampant lion, lightly browned throughout. 1784. £18.00

  221. Leven PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of Valuable Mill Land and House Property to be Sold by Auction by David Nutchey.... February 10th, 1873. Folio, 3pp., folded, completed memorandum. 1873. £16.00
    Includes 'Brick Tower Wind Mill... There is a good Business to the Mill... working two pair of French and one pair of Grey Stones....'



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  222. Walker and Burges RAPPORT DU COMITE DES CHAUSSEES Et des Administrateurs de l'Impot sur L'Elargissement et le Prolongement de la Chaussee du Nord de St. Helier, et La Construction d'un Bassin de Flot; Avec Les Rapports de Messrs. Walker et Burges et un Project D'Acte Loge au Greffe Des Etats, Le 8 Janvier 1844. Pamphlet, disbound, 8vo, title page and 24 pages, the first 15 pages being the Reports of the Committees in French, the rest being the Reports July and December 1843, in English by Walker and Burges. At the end is a folding hand-coloured lithographed 'Plan of New Harbour and Proposed Dock Improvement', and a further two pages in French. The plan has a few ink annotations, such as (on a proposed pier) 'Modified for Albert Quay Built 1847 to 1853.' 1844. £70.00


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    Ireland


  223. Belfast AARON MORE The Coloured Giant. Handbill on thin card, size 8" x 5", with photo showing Moore in uniform with an average-size man for comparison. On verso is his 'Life and History', ending with his engagement at Belfast daily at Carter's Waxworks and Wonderland, Castle Place. Traces of horizontal folds. Wm. Brown & Sons, Printers, Belfast. c1892. £18.00
    His first engagement in Britain was at Glasgow, where the photograph was taken.


  224. Belfast THE SACRED OX Born with an Arm, Hand, & Fingers, Having every Joint in the Arm that there is in the Human Arm... This remarkable animal was born in Katamanda, Nepaul... Captain W.D. Folger purchased him in Calcutta and brought him over at an expense of over Two Thousand Pounds... Now Exhibiting at 3 High Street... Admission Threepence... Handbill printed on thin paper, size 9" x 5", headings in large letters, with a woodcut of the beast showing an arm growing out of its hump. Paper very slightly darkened, traces of folds. 1879. £38.00
    With 23 lines of descriptive text, including quote from report on the Exhibition in Glasgow by the 'Glasgow Evening Citizen'.


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


  226. Great James Street Coach Factory, Londonderry BUNDLE OF BILLS Drawn to Samuel Boarland, made out to the Hon. Captain Cockram, Redcastle. Ten bills on blue paper, 4to, listing repairs to cars etc., estimate for waggonnette, cleaning, painting and upholstery, some covering both sides of sheet, and 9 letters on smaller paper, signed by Boarland. All with printed heading, and small coat of arms top left. Fastened together by clip top left through stab hole... together with... TRADE CARD of Samuel Boarland. Card, size 2" x 3", with coat of arms. 1866-74. £24.00

  227. Irish North Western Railway TIME AND FARE TABLES May, 1865. Dundalk to Cootehill, Cavan.... and Londonderry. The Direct Route between Dublin and Londonderry via Enniskillen; and the Only Route Between These Cities by which The Same Carriages Always Run Through. 19pp., size 7" x 5". 1865. £30.00
    Includes Excursion tickets to Portrush and Giant's Causeway, Bundoran from Dublin, Steamers to Liverpool.


  228. Lumley (Joseph), Printer and Publisher, Dublin SANDERS'S NEWS-LETTER and Daily Advertiser. Broadsheet Newspaper, 4 pages, red tax stamp. Folds. May 2nd 1836. £9.00
    Contains many advertisements for local Dublin businesses etc, as well as news.


  229. Meates (Printer and Publisher, Dublin) THE IRISH TIMES and Daily Advertiser Monday, May 27, 1867. Very large broadsheet newspaper, 4 pages, folds. 1867. £9.00
    Includes 'Discovery of Fenian Ammunition in Callan', 'Mysterious Affair near Sligo - Two Men Shot'.


  230. Meates (Printer and Publisher, Dublin) THE IRISH TIMES and Daily Advertiser Monday, May 28, 1867. Very large broadsheet newspaper, 4 pages, folds. Some foxing. 1867. £9.00
    Includes many 'Situations Wanted' notices, long report on House of Lords debate on 'The Convict Fenian Burke' and 'The Convict Burke - Commutation of Capital Sentence'.


  231. Meates (Printer and Publisher, Dublin) THE IRISH TIMES and Daily Advertiser Monday, June 3, 1867. Very large broadsheet newspaper, 4 pages, folds. 1867. £9.00
    Includes report 'a party of Fenians, said to number forty or more has landed on the coast of Cunnegar', report on the International Exhibition at Paris.


  232. St. Malachy's College SPORTS Thursday 30th May, 1901. Poster printed in black on pink paper, size 14" x 8", the top third being taken up with a black and white illustration of a boy in a straw hat riding a donkey. Lists 13 runners, with owner and rider. The course was the 'Old Vicinage'. 1901. £15.00

  233. Theatre Royal, Belfast WARDEN'S ANNUAL EASTER PANTOMIME Cinderella. Produced 23rd March, 1891. Song Book. 32pp., 8vo, numerous local adverts. Original pink wraps with illustrated adverts. 1891. £6.00


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  234. Aberdeen RECEIVED from the Lands of Carneveran the Sum of Eighteen pounds fourteen shillings Scots Money... for the Service of the Year 1829 including therein a Proportion of the Highway Money.... County Cess Office, Aberdeen... Small receipt, printed with manuscript inserts... together with... a bundle of 25 later receipts, 1850's and 60's for Poor Assessment, City Parish, Alford, Fintray, etc. Printed slips with details in manuscript, size approx. 4" x 8". 1829-1870. £18.00

  235. Brown (James) Printers THE ABERDEEN HERALD No. 1439. March 24th, 1860. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp., folds. 1860. £14.00
    Many adverts. for local firms, steamship sailings, properties to let, displenish sales etc.


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

  237. Oban and Fort William BARTHOLOMEW'S QUARTER INCH AUTOMOBILE MAP Sheet 4. Coloured map, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into yellow card wraps with map of Britain. 1933. £6.00

  238. Royal Mail Steamers SWIFTEST STEAM CONVEYANCE by the Royal Route via Crinan and Caledonian Canals between Glasgow & The Highlands. Timetable, printed in red and blue on thin paper, with decorative blue border, small vignette of steamer. Size 16" x 9", folds, small edge tears at left edge. On verso is map taking up the whole of the back of the sheet, 'Routes of David Hutcheson & Co. Steamers', 1869, printed in black only, with list of fares in inset bottom left. Glasgow 1869. £38.00
    Also includes routes from Oban to Mull, etc.


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

  240. Veitch (William), Publisher THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT December 13, 1865. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp, folds. 1865. £10.00
    Includes 4 columns on the opening of the Glasgow Industrial Exhibition.



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  241. Cadoxtone AN ACT to enable the Guardians of Jane Williams... to grant a Lease.... of certain Veins of Coal, Culm and Iron Ore, in the Parish of Cadoxtone.... 4pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1806. £14.00

  242. Menai Straits VIEW OF THE SUSPENSION BRIDGE NOW ERECTING on the Menai Strait Ner Bangor in Carnarvonhire. From the Design of Thomas Telford F.R.S.E. &c, taken near High Water by W.A. Provis, the Resident Engineer, and Member of the Institute of Civil Engineers. Copper engraving, size 13" 24", excluding margins and title and printed information beneath view. Left of the title are measurements of height, breadth etc., and on the right information about the chains. Overall size of paper 18" x 25". Some light foxing down sides, there has been some professional restoration to the surface of the engraving to stablilise the surface. c1830. £60.00
    The bridge stretches across the whole view from side to side, two men admiring the bridge from rocks in the foreground, sailing ships under the bridge, carriages on bridge.



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  243. Agriculture in Hungary VISIT OF AGRICULTURISTS TO HUNGARY Essex Technical Instruction Committee. May 16th - June 3rd 1902. Itinerary and Programme of visit. 9 pages, small 4to, including two maps. Cheaply printed, paper foxed. With cuttings of 6 long reports from the visit in the 'Essex Telegraph'. 1902. £8.00
    Included 'The State farm of 40,000 acres at Mezohegyes... stud of 3,500 horses... peasant farms at Debreczin... M. Szell's pure-bred herd of Simmenthal at Ratot', etc.

    CHINA CLAY

  244. Anon. A STUDY OF THE CHINA CLAY INDUSTRY WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO DEVON AND CORNWALL. Manuscript, illustrated with 7 actual photographs and reprints of photos presumably cut from other works, and with 19 manuscript maps on tracing paper. 4to, loose leaves in unlettered binder, slightly damped to one corner, internally sound, 126 pages of text on ruled paper. 7 good actual photographs, 5 of which are half-plate size, the other 2 small snapshots. c1940. £85.00
    The photographs, which are mounted on thick grey paper, with ruled borders and captions, are of Cornish works. Includes, for example, 'Panoramic View of the China Clay Works on the eastern margin of Hensbarrow Down' (size 4" x 11", folded) with text on facing page explaining the works, tin mine chimney etc., to be seen; 'View of Lower part of Clay pit', showing three men working.


  245. Avenue Press, Drury Lane Pr. POSTER advertising The News Review. Vol. 7 No. 22, June 1, 1939. Printed in red and blue, size 29" x 19", 'News Review' in large letters at top and 'Premier to Quit?' in large blue letters, height of letters 6". Traces of having been folded in 4, some small edge tears at folds, neatly repaired on verso. 1939. £20.00

  246. Ballantyne (John), R.S.A. LETTER to John Ballantyne R.S.A., The Mall, Kensington, London, from Wm. Gellatly, 835 Broadway, New York. Introduces 'Mr Mathews, an artist an Englishman and friend of mine.' The writer says he had been Ballantyne's pupil at the School of Design, Edinburgh. 1p., folds, in yellow envelope, hand delivered... together with a letter to him in French, 1850 on the subject of expenses that would be incurred by artists and suggesting a new proposition to be put to them. 1866 and 1850. £12.00

  247. Bonnard (G.C) TAVOLA SINOTTICA Della Grammatica Inglese. Double folio sheet with grammatical summary on left, pronunciation in 42 points on the right. Attractive heading in decorative typeface. Tip. Olivieri. n.d. c1840, or earlier. £18.00

  248. Coal products AGREEMENT between Duffield Coal Products and Frederick Duffield, inventor, and Cept. P. Fenton, Trustee. 5p., folio, typewritten. Signed by Fenton. 1935. £16.00
    Refers to the incorporation of the Company and issue of shares, and the invention by Duffield of a system for the manufacture of a cheap motor spirit from coal. The company was based at Kingsway, London.


  249. Coates & Howes, Wine Merchants, London PRICE LIST for 1865, with introductory letter above summarising the vintages etc. 1 page, in small print, with adjoining leaf with address panel on verso, some small holes in a couple of lines of text at top and at folds of address panel... together with... Letter from Walter Howes explaining how the case of champagne ordered will be transported to Wadebridge. 1865. £20.00

  250. Compton (Sir William) NOTE signed 'Your freind W. Compton' asking that the 'euse mony deu' from Mr Palmer for the three thousand pounds be paid to the bearer Robert Flack 'my servant'. Single piece of paper, 8vo, three lines, plus four lines written and signed by Robert Flacke, 19th November 1661, saying he has received the sum of four score and ten pounds from Mr Clayton. Folded with docket title 'Sr. Wm. Compton's order for 90£.' 1661. £35.00
    A royalist supporter and member of 'The Sealed Knot' Compton was involved in conspiracies against the government of Cromwell. He became an M.P. at the Restoration, and died in London in 1663.


  251. Cornwall and Devon AN ACT for making Compensation to the Proprietors of certain Messuages.... in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon, purchased in pursuance of Two Acts of Parliament... for better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships and Stores at Plymouth and Sheerness... and to certain Proprietors who have sustained any loss or damage in consequence... 33pp, plus cover leaf, Black Letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1782. £22.00

  252. Courts AN ACT for the Abbreviation of Michaelmas Term. 5pp., plus cover leaf, attractive woodcut initial letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1751. £16.00

  253. Engraved music CAPTAIN DEATH Sung by Mr. Dennis at Sadler's Wells. Set by Mr. Oswald. Engraved music, 6 lines, with five verses below, printed in cursive. Size 13" x 8", pasted to thin card. Tells the tale of the fight between the ship 'Terrible' and a French Privateer, 1756, in which there were only 16 survivors. Good plate mark... together with... similar sheet for 'The Doctor's Song. Sung by Mr Andrews at Sadlers Wells, In Harlequin Quack'. c1780. £16.00
    The young Thomas Paine wrote that he had thought of engaging in Captain Death's crew, but his father dissuaded him.


  254. Essex and London LETTER from John Rotherham at Gray's Inn to John Sorell at Much Waltham, 25th January 1666. 15 lines on one side of 4to sheet, good armorial wax seal with three deer on verso, with address of 'John Sorell Esq., at Much Waltham Parsonage in Essex'. Discusses an agreement about land they signed, which he did not have in Oxford as it 'stayed so long in London'. 'I might add that there are and have been many years 3300 ac. of ar. land actually in tillage, besides meadow pasture.... you shall not be deceived in your pursuasions of fair dealing... the President and Fellows desire their (fine?) in April next...' 1666. £50.00
    The Sorell family of the Great Waltham area were apparently of Huguenot descent. John Rotherham was a lawyer at Gray's Inn, and fellow of Lincoln College, Oxford who later became Treasurer of Gray's Inn, and was knighted (see Dictionary of National Biography.) He acted in a famous case of sedition.


  255. Essex, Hertfordshire GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet XLVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Engraved map, fully hand-coloured, size 24" x 35", plus margins. Key in left margin. 1884. £90.00

  256. Exmoor Inclosure AN ACT for vesting in His Majesty certain Parts of the Forest of Exmoor, otherwise Exmore, in the Counties of Somerset and Devon; and for inclosing the said Forest. 35pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1815. £25.00

  257. Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XVIII S.E. etc., composite map, scale 6" to 1 mile. Size linen-backed and folding into 8vo endpapers. Water features hand-coloured. Estate south of Biggleswade hand-coloured, presumably relative to sale. 1891. £25.00

  258. Huntingdon and Cambridge Land AN ACT for dividing, allotting, enclosing, draining, and preserving, certain Commons and Waste Grounds, called The Hern Common, and Gore Common, within the Manor and Parish of Ramsey... 52pp, cover leaf, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. 1796. £18.00

  259. India OUR ROAD TO INDIA Illustrated in 12 Views. Twelve photolitho views on folding strip, each view size 4" x 2", illustrated wraps, on back wrap is a map covering the Suez Canal to Burma. n.d. c1890. £10.00
    Begins with Gibraltar and ends with Delhi. Includes attractive double-page of Bombay harbour.


  260. Mediterranean Cruise RECORD OF THE JOURNEY MADE BY THE S.Y. CATANIA September and October 1913. Illustrated manuscript in large drawing book size 11" x 11", plain cloth-covered boards, cloth slightly stained at top. The manuscript is unfinished and spaces have been left for illustrations which were never drawn. 10 very fine small watercolour illustrations. 47 pages with writing in a very small neat hand, the pages not at all full, plus many blanks. On one or two pages a later owner has drawn a couple of rather childish drawings in red ink, and written his address at Goschen House, Camberwell. 1913. £110.00
    They travel to Marseilles, Ajaccio (where they spot a midwife's signboard 'her style of hairdressing caused our hearts to palpitate being that associated with our revered Dowager Queen Alexandra. The object meandered through a pastoral scene reticule in hand, whilst at the back we discovered an infant emerging from a giant cabbage...'), Taormina, Valetta, Corfu ('Women wear a strange headdress comprised of a large false coil of hair worn like a halo intermixed with coloured ribbons with a white handkerchief atop'), Santorini, Rhodes (where the women are 'picturesquely veiled... we feel we are in the East at last'), Crete ('We drive to Cnosses led by the Successor of the Dervishes in person, A. Hilali. We were bitterly disappointed with the excavations by Evans, more especially the reconstitution'), Malta, and Tunis, where the writer gives a vivid description of the different costumes seen in the souks. The yacht was possibly the S.Y. Catania owned by the Duke of Sutherland which was charted by some of the 'super-rich'.

    MONMOUTH CANAL

  261. Monmouthshire Canal Navigation SMALL ARCHIVE of material relating to Thomas Whitaker of Pershore's shareholding in the Canal. Comprises:- (i) ASSIGNMENT OF TWO SHARES in the Navigation, Lewis Stoughton & Co. of Chepstow to John Russell Whitaker. 4th May 1793. Manuscript, 1p, folio. Signed with wax seals, together with similar assignment to Thomas Whitaker, 1st Aug. 1793. (ii) A LIST OF THE PROPRIETORS AND COMMITTEE of the Monmouthshire Canal navigation on the 17th Day of October, 1796. Bristol Printed by J. Rudhall, 1796. 15pp., 8vo, marbled wraps. (iii) An Act for extending the Monmouthshire Canal Navigation, and for explaining and amending an Act... for making the said Canal. 1797. 46pp., 8vo, marbled wraps with printed label... together with... An Act for making and maintaining certain Railways, to communicate with the Monmouthshire Canal... 71pp. 1802. With 3-page schedule of lands to be cut through for the Tramroad from Sirhowy to the Canal. Marbled wraps, printed label. (iv) REPORTS AT THE GENERAL ASSEMBLY Monmouthshire Canal Office, Newport. 1803-1833. 37 pieces ((some years with Reports for May and November). Each small folio, 3 pages with blank conjoint leaf, folded, with address panel, postmarks, on verso. Report, Resolutions etc. on first pages, with account on the inside, with sums spent on Lock-keepers, workmen such as masons, carpenters, labourers on Canal and Tram Roads, (in some cases the actual workmen are named), receipts from Tolls, Proceeds of Tonnage etc. There are a couple which are Proceedings of a Special Meeting, such as that chaired by Josiah Wedgwood in August 1806. All finely printed, mostly with large heading, which in the later ones are in decorative 'Gothic' lettering. Later reports detail expenditure on various Tram Roads such as Cromlin, Pont-y-pool. 37 pieces. (v) Six printed pieces 1807 - 1824 concerning proxy votes, and other matters such as call to oppose Proprietors of Coal-works in Forest of Dean who wanted to exempt their coal from Duties. (vi) Two letters, manuscript 1806 and 1835, and a small bundle of later letters on Monmouthshire Railway & Canal Company headed paper, with some calls for shares, and other printed letters 1860-1880, including 1881 form for conversion of Monmouthshire Stocks to GWR stocks. 1793-1880. £350.00
    The Canal was authorised by an Act of 1792. From the manuscript correspondence Thomas Whitaker appears to have been a Quaker. He lived at Cawdhill Farm, near Pershore.


  262. News Chronicle FESTIVAL OF BRITAIN Souvenir in Pictures. Brochure, 34pp., photographs and 8 pages of text. Glossy paper... together with... MENU for Festival of Britain dinner at the Mansion House, Bristol, 17th July, 1951. On card, 8vo, one page menu, and decorative cover with embossed city arms. 2 items. 1951. £14.00
    The photographs were taken by Barnet Saidman.


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


  264. Poor Persons AN ACT to amend so much of an Act... intituled An Act for amending the Laws relating to the Settlement Employment and Relief of the Poor, as prevents the distributing occasional Relief to Poor Persons in their own Houses... 4pp., disbound, sm. folio, Act of Parliament. 1795. £8.00

  265. Royal Mint LETTER dated Mint Office, 11th March, 1817, to Messrs. Fryer & Co., Blandford. 1p., 9 lines, signature not very clear but it looks like 'Jas. Morruan'. Integral address panel on verso of conjoint leaf, large wax seal, feint postmark in corner. Traces of paper from album leaf stuck to edges of verso of conjoint leaf. 1817. £26.00
    Says he directed by the Master of the Mint to refer them to the inclosed letter and gives details of the allowance to the Inspector proposed by the Mint.


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

  267. Scottish Parliament AN ACT for the Effectual Securing the Kingdom of England, from the Apparent Dangers that may arise from several Acts lately Passed in the Parliament of Scotland. 8pp, disbound, black letter, cover leaf, floral woodcut initial. Act of Parliament. 1704. £24.00

  268. Second World War in North Africa TUNIS TELEGRAPH First British Paper in Tunisia. May 12 and May 14 1943. Two single sheet newspapers, printed on both sides, with photographs. Left hand margin of each slightly trimmed. Tunis 1943. £8.00
    Relates the capture of 8 German generals, last days of Goering Division etc., 'Down the roads come the prisoners Germans and Italians in such volume that our advance is impeded at bottle necks...'


  269. Somerset and North Wales PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM Thirty-two good amateur photographs. Album size 7" x 10", cloth-covered boards, manuscript title 'Holidays 1908'. Thick card leaves with photos carefully mounted, titled very neatly in white. Average size of prints 3" x 4". 10 unidentified prints of thatched houses, churches etc. loosely inserted, including one of Cheddar Gorge. 1908. £34.00
    Includes good street scene of Porlock, Lynmouth, The Lyn, Coombe Park Water, Hillford Bridge, The Wye near Llangurig, Tan-y-Bwlch, Ogwen Falls.


  270. Sotheby & Co. CATALOGUE of Valuable Printed Books, Fine Bindings, Autograph Letters and Historical Documents... 15th and 16th July, 1957. 86pp., 8vo, printed wraps, slightly rubbed at base of spine. 1957. £9.00
    Includes letters from Nathaniel Hawthorne, George Bernard Shaw, Charlotte Bronte, George Washington, etc.


  271. Tombleson's PANORAMIC MAP OF THE THAMES And Medway. With Distances from London Bridge. Strip map in colour, Thames and the towns shown in 'bird's-eye' view, size 50" x 10". Folding into printed wraps, split at spine so the 40pp. 'Guide' and the front wrap detached. Red ink blotch on the first few pages of the guide, feint pinkish blotch in blank area at bottom corner of map. Published by G.W. Bacon & Co. Ltd. c1910. £35.00

  272. Watch repairs BILL of Jno. Tucker to Revd. Le Marchant. Manuscript, small 4to, written one side and folded with docket title. Lists 3 items at different dates in 1793, including 'a mainspring & repairing the Escapement of a watch Name Evans'. Total for the 3 things was over £5. 1793. £8.00

  273. Wiltshire and Herefordshire MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT Tripartite indenture between Arthur Plomer, of Bristol, Mercer, Richard Haynes of Wick and Abson, and Mary Haynes, and John Batchelor, Alderman of Bristol and James Haynes. 1710. 13 sheets, folio, folded, held at top margin with yellow ribbon. Attested copy 1746. £36.00
    Refers to marriage of Arthur Plomer and Mary Haynes, listing a great many properties and lands in Chippenham and Langley Burrell in Wiltshire, and Whitchurch, Langarren, mostly with occupiers, former occupiers, adjoining landowners, etc.



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