This is an old catalogue and many of these items are probably sold.
Please contact as I may have similar items in stock.
It shows the range of items I specialise in BUYING and SELLING.
Bacon BERKSHIRE Reduced from the Ordnance Survey. Scale 1" = 4 miles. Colour printed, size 11" x 16", central fold. Divided into 5 mile squares. 1885. £8.00
¶ From Bacon's New Large Scale Ordnance Atlas.
Castle and Town of Windsor AN ACT to empower the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods to make certain Alterations and Improvements in the Approaches to the Castle and Town of Windsor. Pages numbered 593-636, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre, and William Spottiswoode, 1848. £12.00
A further selection of BERKSHIRE Items on Main Site
Back to the Top
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
Besley (William) OBLIGATION BOND to Thomas Neast of Bristol, Victualler for £120. In English and Latin, printed with manuscript inserts. 1p, sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf with docket title. Small wax seal. Signed by Besley and 2 witnesses. 1729. £24.00
Bristol Central Library OPENING OF THE NEW CENTRAL LIBRARY on June 20th, 1906. Programme with Order of Proceedings. 8vo, maroon wraps with gold and black coat of arms of city and V. Stuckey Lean. 4pp, bright gold borders. 1906. £10.00
Clifton & Bristol SOUVENIR ALBUM OF BRISTOL AND CLIFTON 12 pages of photolitho views on extending strip, folding into decorative boards, size 5«" x 5", printed with cherub, view of Avon etc., some slight rubbing at corners of boards. c1890. £16.00
¶ Views include zoo, Park St., Clifton Down Hotel, Clifton College, etc.
Docks AN ACT for Improving and rendering more Commodious the Port and Harbour of Bristol. 94pp, 4to, separately paginated, disbound, Act of Parliament. Attractive headpiece with ship and allegorical figures, docket title with vignette of ship.... together with.... AN ACT to alter and amend an Act... intituled An Act for improving and rendering more commodious the Port and Harbour of Bristol.... 33pp, separately paginated, disbound, 4to, headpiece with ship etc., docket title with vignette of ship. First few leaves of second Act spotty. 1803-1806. £26.00
Gardiner Sons & Co., Midland Iron Works LEADED LIGHTS Catalogue No. 158. 12p. of illustrations, some coloured, scale three-quarters of an inch to 1 foot, with prices per sq. ft. Decorative wraps, 8vo, with tipped on coloured illust. n.d. probably late 20's. £24.00
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.
New Gaol AN ACT for building a New Gaol in the City of Bristol, and for other purposes. 46pp., 4to, separately paginated, disbound. Act of Parliament. Docket title on last leaf. 1816. £20.00
Port Fires AN ACT to remove the Danger of Fire amongst the Ships in the Port of Bristol, by preventing the landing of certain Commodities on the present Quays; and for providing a convenient Quay and proper Places for landing and storing the same.... Black Letter, cover leaf plus 30pp, 4to, disbound, Act of Parliament. First few pages with foxing spots. 1776. £18.00
Port Rates, Cranekeepers, Pilots etc. AN ACT for ascertaining and establishing the Rates of Wharfage, Cannage, Plankage, Anchorage, and Moorage, to be received at the lawful Quays in the Port of Bristol; for the Regulation of the Cranekeepers.... and for the better Regulation of Pilots and Pilotage of Vessels navigating the Bristol Channel. 39pp, 4to, separately paginated, docket title, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1807. £16.00
¶ Includes a schedule of the rates of wharfage and anchorage.
Simpson (J.J) CATALOGUE OF THE VALUABLE LIBRARY. The Estate of J.J. Simpson, Esq., deceased. Comprising County Histories including Bigland, Atkyns, Rudder, Lysons and other Bristol Histories and Early Pamphlets.... which John E Pritchard & Co will Sell by Auction on 25 & 26 October 1933. Original wraps, 32pp. Relevant news cuttings pasted to verso of blanks, indelible ownership stamp inside front cover. 1933. £15.00
Temple Street MEMORANDUM OF AN AGREEMENT made this 24th day of Septm. 1723 that Samuel Wilkins shall have a Lease of a tenement in Temple Street late in the tenure of Saml. Tuder.... twenty five pounds fine and two Guineas to be spent at Sealing.... 1p., sm. folio, signed Wilkins and 5 others. 1723. £15.00
Theatre Royal PLAYBILL February 17th - 21st. 1868. Printed with large type-faces in red and black on thin paper, size 30" x 10". Advertising Miss Marie Wilton's London Company in the Great Comedy of 'Caste', and concluding with the Farce of 'The Young Widow'. Somertons, Printer, Mercury Office, Broad St. 1866. £22.00
Theatre Royal PLAYBILL December 31st 1866, and January 1-5, 1867. Printed with large type-faces on thin paper, size 30" x 10". Advertising 'The Grand Comic Christmas Pantomime Robin Hood!' Lists in detail the 15 Scenes, including Scene 11 which is 'Exterior View of The New Theatre-Royal, Bristol. Photo-magico - Clown's new process - Speaking Likeness' etc., and concluding with 'Hanging Gardens of Fairyland'. Small area of wear at one point in right margin, with slight loss of paper. Printed at the Mercury and Daily Post Offices, Broad St. 1866. £22.00
¶ Several of the scenes include Harlequin, Columbine, and Pantaloon.
Theatre Royal THREE PLAYBILLS March and April 1866. Printed with large type-faces on thin paper, size 30" x 10". Comprises: March 1, 2 & 3, 'Corsican Brothers', 'Broken Ties', and, 'The Roadside Inn', 'Green Bushes'; March 15th, Mr Dobbins Annual Benefit 'Hidden Hand' and 'Ivanhoe'; April 18th, Under the Patronage of Colonel Taylor and the Officers and Members of the City of Bristol Rifle Volunteer Corps 'The Serf', 'Man With the Iron Mask' and April 20th 'The Colleen Bawn'and 'The Dream at Sea or, The Cornish Wreckers'. The last playbill has brownish off-setting of the type. Three items. Somertons, Printers, Broad Street. 1866. £48.00
¶ 'The Dream at Sea' included the characters 'Trevanion, A wealthy Mine Owner', 'Black Ralph, A Wrecker', and 'Tom Tinkle, the Village Muffin Man'.
White Funnel Fleet SAILINGS FROM HOTWELLS LANDING STAGE, BRISTOL July 25th - October 6th, 1965. Single sheet printed in blue on both sides, size 18" x 12", in three columns. Heading with picture of steamer on each side... together with a smaller sheet, printed in blue on both sides, 4to, with Sailings in May and June 1959. 2 items. 1959 and 1965. £12.00
Woollard (Dorothy) BRISTOL: A SKETCH BOOK 24 pencil sketches. Label with drawing on front wrap, a few small ink spots at top of front wrap, front inner hinge broken, one leaf loose. n.d. c1950. £8.00
A further selection of BRISTOL Items on Main Site
Back to the Top
Aylesbury CATALOGUE OF 60 OXFORD DOWN SHEARLING RAMS the Property of J. & S. Treadwell, To Be Sold by Auction... Upper Winchendon... 16pp., size 7" x 5". With pedigree up to 7 times grand dams. 1907. £14.00
Aylesbury Elections AN ACT for the preventing of Bribery and Corruption in the Election of Members to serve in Parliament for the Borough of Aylesbury.... Pages numbered 553-555, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1804. £12.00
Greatmoor Farm, Grendon 127 GOOD HALFBRED SHEEP, 34 HEAD OF DAIRY CATTLE, Working Horses, Nag and Harness Horse, 5 Fat Hogs, 33 Acres of Capital Growing Crops of Wheat, Beans and Oats..... And the whole of the Agricultural Implements..... of the late Thos. Cooper, deceased, To be Sold by Auction, by Messrs. Jonas Paxton & Geo. Castle, On the Premises, at Greatmoor, on Thursday, August, 12th, 1868.... Poster, size 24«" x 19«", few short tears, and a few small holes where once folded. E. Smith and Son, Printers, Bicester, 1869. £20.00
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
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. £40.00
¶ Includes Huntington's Farm, Cook's Pen Farm, Plumb's Place Farm, Cook's Pen Farm, etc.
A further selection of BUCKINGHAMSHIRE Items on Main Site
Back to the Top
Appleton AUCTION POSTER. Desirable Freehold Land In Appleton, in the County of Chester. To be Sold by Auction, at the house of Mr Peter Eaton, the sign of the Cat & Lion, in Stretton.... On Monday, the 11th Day of August, 1823.... Size approx. 18" x 13", very slight off-setting, couple of folds. Kent, Printer, Northwich. 1823. £26.00
West Kirby FINE relating to two messuages two cottages two stables two cowhouses four crofts and two orchards in West Kirby, Thomas Smith and Richard Downham and wife. Vellum, size 8" x 16", printed with manuscript inserts. 1833. £16.00
A further selection of CHESHIRE Items on Main Site
Back to the Top
Altarnun POSTER To Be Let.... well-known Grassy Farm called Burland.... now in the occupation of Messrs. Hicks and Coombe.... valuable Rights of Common on Trevague Moor. 17«" x 11", with folds. Dated 21st December, 1858. £16.00
Bodmin REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF BODMIN Zincographed from the Ordnance Survey. 1pp., with map, coloured in outline. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Approved by Henry James. Folio, disbound. 1868. £22.00
Boscajack LEASE of the lands tenements called Boscassacke in the parish of Sithney sometime the lands of Richard Gerveis great grandfather of Thomas, now in the tenure of John Ethron, John Gerveys of the parish of Constantine and Thomas Gerveys the younger. Vellum, size 11" x 7", written in a small neat hand, in English. Witnessed on verso. Signed 'Tho. Gerveis Jr' in a bold italic hand. Vellum slightly spotty, a small piece seems to have been trimmed from the blank area to the left of the signature. 1613. £28.00
Boscastle, Launceston TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets 322 and 337. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 14" x 19", borders all round. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into new 8vo marbled endpapers, with original Stanford labels relaid. Marginal information on verso. c1890. £24.00
¶ Sheet 322 is two-thirds sea area.
Bude Bay GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet XXXIX. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 33" x 14", plus margins, borders all round. Shaded in grey and buff to show Alluvium and Carboniferous, key to these two in margin. 1895. £16.00
¶ Shows only a small strip of coast, from Hartland to Cambeak.
Central Cornwall Railway Company A BILL For authorising the Central Cornwall Railway Company to run over divers Railways, and for authorising Arrangements between them and other Railway Companies; and for other purposes. 9pp. 1866. Folio, stitched as issued, folded. 1866. £14.00
Cook, Hammond & Kell Ltd., Printers COUNTY OF CORNWALL Session 1928-9. Photo-lithographed map, size 23" x 36", scale 12" to a mile, dissected and mounted on linen, folding to tall 8vo, cloth endpapers. Covers Penryn, Falmouth, Flushing, Tregew, Kernick House. Roads and water features coloured, proposed new bridge and widening of Commercial Road coloured red. 1928. £30.00
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. £80.00
¶ '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'.
Duchy of Cornwall AN ACT to Continue an Act.... intituled, An Act to enable Her Majesty to Make Leases and Copies of Offices, Lands & Hereditaments, Parcel of Her Dutchy of Cornwall... Black Letter. Cover leaf + 3pp, disbound, partly waterstained. Act of Parliament. 1714. £15.00
Falmouth, Penzance TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets 351 and 352. Scale 1" to 1 mile.Size 13" x 19", fully hand coloured, one sheet covering Falmouth, Camborne, Probus, the other Penzance St. Just, St. Ives, Leedstown. Both have borders at top and left only, marginal information pasted to verso. Linen-backed and folding into small 8vo marbled wraps with printed Stanford labels. c1890. £30.00
Grampound AN ACT to indemnify Persons who shall give Evidence before the Lords Spiritual and Temporal on the Bill To exclude the Borough of Grampound... from sending Burgesses to serve in Parliament.... 2pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1821. £14.00
Helston, Lizard ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 359. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 14" x 19", plus margins. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 8vo, cloth endpapers. 1895. £16.00
Illogan NONCOMPOUNDERS TITHES Due to the Revd. Mr Sandys at Michaelmas 1775. Single folio sheet, with names of 27 tithe payers, and sums due and left. at the bottom are rents due for houses in the Glebe (6 names). Folded, with docket title. 1775. £20.00
¶ Does not name properties.
Isles of Scilly ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Fifth Relief Edition. Scale Two Inches to One Mile. Blue and buff wraps. 1933. £14.00
Land's End & Lizard ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP 1" to 1 mile, Fifth Edition, Sheet No. 146. Blue and black Ellis Martin Cover with hiker, cloth-backed. Bottom corners of wraps slightly bumped. 1939. £8.00
Sheriffs AN ACT for making further Provisions to enable Persons possessed of Offices... to qualify themselves... and to the continuance of the Sheriffs of the County of Cornwall, and County Palatine of Chester.... 8pp. 1727... bound with... An Act to enable His Majesty to make Leases and Copies of Offices, Lands, and Hereditaments, Parcel of His Dutchy of Cornwall... 4pp, 1751. First few leaves with waterstain in margin... bound with... An Act to enable His Majesty to make Leases, and Copies of Offices, Lands... Parcel of His Dutchy of Cornwall... 4pp, 1761... bound with... An Act to enable His Majesty to make Leases, Copies, and Grants of Offices, Lands... Parcel of the Dutchy of Cornwall... 4pp, 1776... bound with... An Act to enable His Royal Highness George Prince of Wales, to make Leases, Copies, and Grants of Offices, Lands... 5pp. 1793. 5 Acts of Parliament, all with cover leaves. Recent paper boards. 1727-93. £35.00
St. Austell, Fowey ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 347. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 14" x 19", plus margins. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 8vo, cloth endpapers. Small pink mark in one place. 1887. £16.00
St. Clear OBLIGATION BOND of Richard ... to John Connock. Two small wax seals on tags, preamble in Latin, the body of the document in English. Size 6" x 9", two small thick wax seals on tags. 3 Eliz £48.00
St. Martin in Meneage DEPOSITION AND EXAMINATION of Mary Michell the widow of Richard Michell. Manuscript, 1p., 4to. 11 lines. Signed with her mark, but not signed by Justice. 1818. £14.00
¶ Says that Walter Priske her natural child now 4, was born in St. Martin in Meneage and that Richard Michell of Constantine with whom she afterwards intermarried was the father of Walter Priske.
St. Minver PROPERTY AND INCOME TAX Bundle of 16 printed forms with MS inserts, made out to 16 occupiers of property in St. Minver, with amounts assessed, information on where to lodge appeal etc. 4to, folded, with manuscript list of the names of occupiers headed 'Trevanger', with sums assessed. 1845. £16.00
St. Neot, Padstow ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 14" x 19", plus margins. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into new marbled paper endpapers. Trimmed to border hence lacking marginal information c1895. £16.00
Thomas (William) CORRESPONDENCE from Frank Allen to William Thomas, Mining Consultant at Camborne, on headed notepaper of Allen, Edwards & Oldfield, Solicitors, London, 1903-1908, mainly typewritten, referring to technical matters at various mines (East Pool, Wheal Merth, Botallack) and financial affairs. e.g. Mar. 27th 1906 (probably re. South Crofty 'I have the photos from Mr Burrows & they shall have attention. The cutting of the lode in the new shaft is excellent news & as it is in unworked ground we ought to be able to make an excellent addition to our high grade ore from his lode. For your private information the Dowgas people have been to us wishing Cornish Consols to take control of it... this would be quite a nice branch to be taken up at Penlu'. On 19th Oct. 1903 Allen speaks of Thomas' plan of 'taking an interest in Wheal Merth as a nursery for your students'. Upwards of 50 typewritten letters, mainly 4to, and approx. 40 handwritten, 8vo. All of the handwritten letters and 2 or 3 typewritten ones are stained by damp, with paper disintegrating along the bottom edge. 1903-8. £140.00
Tresco, Isles of Scilly THREE PHOTOGRAPHS one named in the plate 'Gibson, Penzance', the other two 'Gibson, Scilly;. Size each approx. 6" x 8", mounted on album leaf, some darkening of card of mount and a few foxing spots on mount. The first view shows Dracena Avenue at Abbey Gardens, the next a line of four Dracena in an area of formal flower beds, line of agaves in distance. On the other side of the leaf is a view titled in pencil on the mount 'Aloes in bloom, Abbey Gardens.' showing a group of 16 large aloes. 1880's. £40.00
Trevorgus LETTER to Wm. Sandys at St. Minver from his nephew Richard Warren. Describes the 'savage cruelty towards us and the remains of the old Lady, by that monster of iniquity John Gurney of Trevorgus'. 3p 4to, address panel with Bodmin postmark, broken black wax seal with paper torn with loss of a few words... together with... another letter to his uncle, dated one week later regarding the sale of Trewhiston 'which is in 2 tenements, Guys and Rouncewalls', and the price his brothers have offered for Bonolla. Truro Jan. 15th 1813. £28.00
¶ On their arrival for the funeral of his mother Gurney had 'locked up my wife... and the Undertaker with the Corps, and with the most blasphemous expressions swore that he would not let them out, or suffer the Corps to be interred until I or Mary had engaged to pay him £200 for the Lodgement of the Body of his Mother.' He suspected Thomas Gurney, curate of St. Allen, was behind it.
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
Valentine (J) ALBUM containing 24 views of Penzance area, each size 6" x 8", titled in white in plate, in album with cloth covered boards, thick card window mounts. c1910. £35.00
¶ Views include: Longships Light, St. Buryan Church, Trereiffe Avenue in Penzance, Mousehole, The Square St. Just, Pendeen Lighthouse.
Valentine (J) STREET VIEW, ST. IVES Photograph, size 8" x 5", mounted on album leaf. Titled in white in plate with number 10270. A view up a narrow alley, in the foreground two large stones forming an arch, small girl leaning against the upright stone, three women standing just the other side of the arch, one carrying a large jug... together with... Two photographs, each size 5" x 8", mounted on album leaf, one titled in white in plate 'Oldest House in St. Ives. 10368' showing woman sitting sewing outside, what looks like a skate hung up in the porch, the other titled 'At St. Ives 10306' showing three children in a cobbled alleyway with a gulley running down the centre. Slight darkening of the card of mounts. 3 views. Late 1880's. £35.00
A further selection of CORNISH Items on Main Site
Back to the Top
Brisco PARTICULARS, PLAN & CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Freehold Estate known as Brisco Hill, comprising Mansion House, Garden & Pleasure Grounds.... to be Sold by Public Auction.... 28th September 1887.... 3pp., folio, folded, large attractive hand-coloured folding plan. 1887. £30.00
Carlisle CONVEYANCE of the Bush Hotel and Stables, Carlisle, and other dwelling houses and hereditaments in the Parish of St. Cuthbert, Thomas Wright and others to The Mayor Aldermen and Citizens. Attested copy. 27p. on vellum 4to, in booklet form, with folding plan size 18" x 12", scale 3" = 100ft., showing the different buildings, shaded in pink, with areas etc. 1876. £28.00
¶ Shows vaults, stables,stables, yards, cottages with named occupiers etc.
Westward, near Wigton HAZELSPRING FARM The Property of The Right Honble. Lord Leconfield. 1864. Traced from unfinished Ordnance Plans of the Parish Westward. Lightly coloured manuscript plan in brownish tracing paper mounted on paper then on linen, size 28" x 30", folding into 8vo marbled wraps. Scale 25" to 1 mile. Shows buildings at Wallace Lane, Hazelspring, Hilltop, Studholme Rigg Wood, fields with acreage etc., river, streams, roads... together with... HILL TOP FARM The Property of the Right Honble Lord Leconfield. 1864. Similar plan, size 33 " x 55", folding into 8vo marbled wraps. The two plans fit together, with some overlap. The area of Hazelspring Farm is coloured pink and Hill Top Farm green. 2 items. Neat manuscript labels on wraps. Signed W.L.M. 12th March 1864. £80.00
A further selection of CUMBERLAND Items on Main Site
Back to the Top
Barnstaple & Ilfracombe GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet XXVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, fully hand-coloured, dissected and mounted on linen, overall size approx. 25" x 37", folding to 8vo marbled paper sides. Key in sea area. c1896. £60.00
¶ Shows the area from Barnstaple to Countisbury, Exmoor as far as Simondsbath, much of the map is sea area.
Barnstaple INFORMATION TO OBTAIN A WARRANT Printed form, sm. folio, folded and rather creased, with details in MS., setting out how Count Melkiewicz of Barnstaple falsely obtained 2 gold watches from John Gaydon of Barnstaple, Silversmith, and then offered one to John Gould, Pawnbroker. Signed by Justice. 1863. £12.00
Bell-ringing GUILD OF DEVONSHIRE RINGERS Meeting at Ottery St. Mary 1894. Photograph, size 9" x 11«", showing a large group of approx. 60 man and a few young boys, grouped in front of an ivy-covered wall, the first three rows seated, others standing, a few in the front row holding hand-bells, and others holding bell-ropes. Titled in pencil on the print. Small tear at top edge, repaired on verso. 1894. £25.00
Bishopsnympton, Meshaw, Alverdiscott Estates PARTICULARS, PLANS & CONDITIONS OF SALE OF SEVERAL VALUABLE AND ATTRACTIVE FREEHOLD ESTATES Accommodation Lands, Free and Fully Licensed Inn, Coverts and Cottages, comprising- BISHOPNYMPTON.- North Hayne, South Hayne, with fine old House, and South Hayne Plantation... MESHAW.- Five Estates, viz:- Meshaw Barton, with fine Elizabethan Manor House, Great Whitstone, Little Whitstone, Gidley Arms Inn and Farm, Bourne Bridge... ALVERDISCOTT.- Alverdiscott Barton, Borough and Hall, Nethercott, and Lashingcott, Luppincott, South Down and Cloggs Hill, Three Corner Ley and Abboton Cottages... Messrs J. Hannaford & Son, F.A.I. Have been favoured with instructions... to offer the above for Sale by Auction... 26th July.... Folio, photo illustration in text, 12 large coloured folding plans, 24pp, original wraps, cloth spine, photo of thatched cottage (The Barton, Meshaw) pasted to top wrap. Small tear in cloth of spine, tear in margin in front wrap and first six leaves (not affecting maps), corner of pages rather dog-eared. Pencil notes on prices throughout. Second Edition. 1907. £85.00
Boulton (Mrs), Sketched and drawn by FRONT VIEW OF BLUNDELL'S SCHOOL showing boys playing cricket in the foreground. Lithograph, size 8" x 10", plus margins. Shows building with small cupola, large tree on right, a casual cricket game on the lawns in front of the school with six players, two spectators. Printed by W. Hackett, Exeter (1831). £95.00
¶ One of four views published as 'Lithographic Views of Blundell's School'.
Buckfastleigh TO BE SOLD by Public Auction.... at the Sun Inn.... the 1st Day of December, 1862, The Undermentioned Live & Dead Stock.... 1 Cow and Calf, 3 Milch Cows.... Poster, size 17" x 11". Some Off-setting. Creagh, Printer, Ashburton, 1862. £20.00
¶ Lists stock, implements, pasture and arable to be let etc. The farmer 'declining agricultural pursuits' was Thomas Churchyard.
Buckfastleigh, Totnes, and South Devon Railway Company AN ACT for conferring further powers on the Buckfastleigh, Totnes, and South Devon Railway Company with reference to their authorized capital. 4pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1869. £10.00
Buckland Brewer WILL of Phillip Risdon of Vylestone, gent. 1p., folio, with first words in bold dark lettering. There is a second page with a short memorandum. Contemporary copy, 1639. £28.00
¶ Leaves 40s to the poor people of Thorne Widger, Thorne Moore, South Galsworthy and East Eckworthy. Gives his wife 'five pounds and my downe bed whereon wee lye'.
Bulkworthy APPORTIONMENT of the Rent Charge in lieu of Tithes in the parish of Bulkworthy. Manuscript on 26 pages, in double-page spreads, in columns for Landowner, Occupier, Premises, Cultivation, Measure, Amount of Rent-charge payable. 1841. £55.00
¶ Listed under the tenements of Waldrons, Stowford, Hankford, Bulkworthy Mill etc.
Capern (E) LETTER to J.H. Haydon, signed 'E. Capern'. Addressed from Rock Villa, Harborne, 27th November 1877. Tipped inside is an envelope addressed to Haydon at Bethlem Royal Hospital, penny red stamp. 1877. £48.00
¶ Says he recalls Hayden's visit with Mr. Risdon 'he was quite a walking chronicle to me touching the Giffords of Hatchbury and other old North Devon families', and reminisces about the particular quality of Devon 'there was a freshness and simplicity in Devonshire and a sweet poetry too that the so-called civilization of a large town like Birmingham can never supply.' He tells him where he can get two particular editions of Barnes' poems, naming the publisher' 'I sincerely hope you may succeed in getting a set of his works...' and asks him to let him know the price.
Clovelly, Parkham, Littleham, East Putford, Ashmansworthy FIVE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets SS 31 N.W. and N.E., 32 S.E. and S.W, 42 S.W. Scale 6" to one mile, each size 26" x 32". Contours in brown. 1964. £20.00
Combe, near Roborough (Devon) A MEMORIALL OF THINGS CONCERNING OF THE TRUST ACTS AND DOOINGS of The Executors and Trustees of Roger Wollacombe Esq. Late of Combe Deceased. Executor's Accounts, 1707-1709. 32 pages in a neat hand, small folio, in reverse calf boards, portion of calf missing at top of spine, corners bumped. The rest of the pages have been torn out. Title page with title as above, then 'Here followeth a particular of the goods sold the fifth Day of January 1708 viz. sold To James Haddon of Rowborough the Wheat now att Hole for £11, To George Day the old iron att three half pence the Pound... £2. 6s. 6d....' There follows a record of the proceedings of the Executors over the next two years, including various meetings of the Executors, who was present and why the others could not attend, where they stayed, their expenses, measures they took to have the sale of goods and leasing of the lands publicised in the area, naming the towns and villages where proclaimed, including who proclaimed the sale, took the message etc., the various auctions held, with listing of goods, name of purchaser and price realised, what to do about the servants at the property etc. The last sale recorded is of books, and there appears to be at least a page missing as only two books are listed. It is impossible to say if the manuscript is complete, but I think it likely that someone at a later date tore out the blank pages to use, and tore out the last page with them. 1707-9. £290.00
¶ Records how the Executors first met in March 1707 at the Assizes, and arranged the Probate. Mr Fortescue and Richard Coffin renounced the Executorship by a deed in April 1708. The first sale was on 22nd April, including horses, carts, sheep, fat and lean cattle, swine, implements of husbandry and wool, corn and hay, 'Thomas Stafford was the Messenger that carried the said notes to the said Town of Great Torrington... the wife of John Molland... to Chulmleigh...' Various contents were sold later at an auction at Broad Wansley, including bridles, saddles: 'Sold Richard Bolton's wife Two brass potts two pare of Brass Andirons one pewter dish one bason, two pewter saucers a brass kettle...', 'By Mr. George Yeo a Gunn... £2. 5s.' At one of the auctions 'there happened nothing to be sold'. Another auction was at the sign of the Goose in Great Torrington. Toward the end of this period the poor Executors had to deal with the problem of Peter Wollacombe and his family occupying the property illegally 'was at Chulmleigh 2 days giving evidence re. Peter Wollacomb's Bill in Chancery...'. 'Memorandum... the disturbance and talk of the County about Peter Wollacombe and his claime continues to be of a very great hindrance to that profitt that other wise might be made of the Estate'. Peter Wollacombe and his son continue to Disturb the tenants and grounds in forbiding persons and warning them how they pay rents etc... many persons being affraid to have to do with it' (signed by George Fortescue). 'Peter Wollacombe and his family entered Wansley and the trustees went and demanded possession'. Mr Cruwys summoned the tenants to a meeting and told them not to pay Peter any rent, then got a warrant in Exeter, a Justice and Bailiffs finally forcing him out and committing him to prison.
Cruwys Morchard MEMOIRS OF CRUWYS MORCHARD Manuscript so titled, in 4to vellum bound notebook, vellum darkened, spine ragged, boards worn at edges. Lettered in ink on front board 'Richd. Morrish 12th April 1809', with a calligraphic flourish in the form of a face. 34 pages on the history of the village, in a neat clear hand, on ruled lines, 19 lines to a page. There follows 11 pages listing alphabetically towns and villages in Devon, abandoned after the letter 'S', 2 columns per page, with columns for 'Situate' (compass point direction from Cruwys Morchard), 'Distance', 'Value', then a 2 page list of counties and county towns with distance from Devon, and a 4 page list of 'Kingdoms'. At the other end of the book is a survey of the parish of Cruwys Morchard, under the heading of various tenements including: Wood Place, Barton, Mudfords, Ford and Pages, Sellicks, Woodhead, Leys, Middle Volscombe, etc. 24 pages, listing fields by name, coppice, meadow, orchard, house and garden, waste, acreage and value. There are many blank pages. circa 1843. £340.00
¶ The memoir is divided into sections: 'The Church and Church Yard' ('The first thing I can find on record is that a new third Bell was cast in the year 1663 which cost £9.14.3d....', includes 12 pages of copied monumental inscriptions, extracts from the book of burials relating to soldiers, changes to church furniture, painting etc., made by various incumbents); 'Rectors' (including the exciting story of a rector in Cromwell's time who was forced out 'once he got out of a window in frost and snow in his shirt only to escape the soldiers... he also lay three days and nights in a furze brake...'). The last rector is George Cruwys, instituted 1835; 'Cruwys Morchard House', with record of various changes made to the house and grounds, especially under George Sharland Cruwys ('a large stable and Carpenter's shop which stood about where the Gate now is to enter the front was taken down. Also a large flower Garden wall'd round before the East Parlour where the Mounds are at present was all destroyed...'); 'The Poor House'. There is also a listing of various properties such as North Loosland, Fork, Beer, Edgery with previous and present occupiers. 'There has been but little alteration on Mr. Cruwys Manor since my remembrance except C. Morchand House. Woodplace was burnt some time between 1780 & 90 and rebuilt by the Revd. John Cruwys... Mill House was burnt about the same time and rebuilt by Mr George Way he took it for 40 years at £6 per annum, rates and taxes discharged on condition to rebuild'.
Cuming (Nicholas), Surveyor MAP OF KELLY'S HIGHER WITHECOTT in the Parish of Langtree, County of Devon, Property of Richard B. Rouse Esq. Manuscript map in ink and watercolour, size 17" x 26", scale on thick paper, folded in eight. 3" repaired tear from left edge, affecting blank area only beyond border. Some light greyish discolouration down left edge and on Reference Table. Large title with an interesting variety of decorative lettering syles. Shows house and outbuildings, coloured pink, gardens, roads (which are outlined in blue), fields with hedges, shaded according to cultivation in bright solid green, green and buff lines, orchard plots with trees. Compass rose, scale bar. Adjoining owners named. Reference table with nos. on plan, inclosures, contents. Top right is a note saying this is the Plan referred to in the declaration of Henry Ley, 4.8.1869, and another note in red 'Those outlined bought by S. Guille and A. Haworth Feb. 1866', referring to five areas which are outlined in red pencil. 1845. £180.00
Devonport Local Government AN ACT to confirm a Provisional Order of the Local Government Board relating to Devonport. 16pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1898. £8.00
Devonport Water Company AN ACT for repealing certain provisions of the Devonport Waterwork Act 1893 and for conferring further powers on the Devonport Water Company for the construction of works.... 4pp. 1897. £8.00
Elliot Thomas (W) TORQUAY BY THE SEA An illustrated Souvenir, by W. Elliot Thomas M.J.I. 32 plates, a few with two or three views on one plate. Maroon boards with gilt title, size 8" x 11", slightly rubbed down spine, back board partly faded. Inside joint broken at point after a few leaves, but stitching sound. Descriptive text opposite each view. c1900. £20.00
¶ Includes text on 'Music', 'Interesting to Cyclists', 'The Exchange and Mart'.
Exeter and Exmouth Railway AN ACT to amend the Acts relating to the Exeter and Exmouth Railway Company. 3pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1848. £10.00
Exeter MEMORANDUM That... Mary Rolle formerly of Buckland Brewer... but then of the Citty of Exon. spinster, being very sicke of body... being demanded by Miss. Mary Smyth in whose house shee lay sicke to whome shee would give what shee had in case shee dyed of that sickenss did make answer and declare.... Thirteen lines in a neat hand, on paper, size 5" x 8", signed by Mary Smyth, Elizabeth Smyth, and with her mark by Elizabeth Holixfen. Titled on verso 'Nuncupative will of Ms. Mary Rolle'. 1669. £34.00
¶ Leaves all to her uncle Stephens, her clothes to her maid Elizabeth Smyth. A 'nuncupative' will was an oral or 'deathbed' will, usually by someone with a terminal illness, or a soldier in war.
Exeter Shire Hall AN ACT for taking down the Shire Hall of the County of Devon, and for building a new Shire Hall in a more commodious Manner. Black Letter. Cover leaf + 12pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1773. £18.00
Exeter to Barnstaple Roads MANUSCRIPT MAP of the roads from Exeter to Barnstaple, Bideford and Torrington. In ink and some colour on paper backed with linen, rolled. Size 36" x 15". Border, section coloured pink down each side, on the left the 'Section of the Road from Slue Wood to Haynes Wood', 'One inch and a half' presumably meaning one and a half inches to a mile, the right side 'Section of Torrington Branch from Colleton Bridge to Five Oaks', 'One Inch Level'. Shows the rivers, Rivers Dart, Mole and Yeo named, and its tributaries, towns and villages along the route, with outline of the major streets and buildings in heavier black ink for the towns, a single road from Exeter with the road branching at Crediton, and then again at Barnstaple Cross. Small turnings of the roads are indicated. There are some thin red and yellow lines running north-south but there is no key showing what these indicate. Browning and spotting down top 6" of map, and some browning down left hand edge, wormholes in bottom section, not affecting text, and three small worm trails, one crossing a road near Colford. Paper watermarked 1819. £95.00
¶ Shows Morchard Bishop, Copleston, Bow, Yeo Bridge, North Tawton, Wembworthy, Winkleigh, Chulmleigh, Hollowcombe Moor, Newnham Bridge, Stevenstone, Abbots Marsh, Scoop, Weir Marsh, Durnis, Peagham, Bishops Tawton, Newton Tracey, and many other places.
Fallapit House, Nr. Kingsbridge WATERCOLOUR showing the house with a figure approaching on a path. The front and side elevations are shown in clear architectural detail, and there is a small cupola with a weather-vane. Titled in top left corner 'Fallopit nr Kingsbridge'. Small whitish area at top right corner about 1" square. n.d. c1870? £35.00
Frithelstock DEED OF EXCHANGE relating to fields part of Southcott, Emily Lewis and George Boundy. 3 large folio pages, vellum, sewn at edge, plus basic double page sketch plan... together with Mortgage relating to same property, 2p, large folio. 1907-8. £15.00
Honiton AN ACT for rectifying Mistakes in the Names of several of the Commissioners appointed to put in Execution the Act for granting a Land Tax for the Year One thousand seven hundred and forty eight.... and for Relief of the Borough of Honiton as to Arrears of the Land Tax, and the House and Window Taxes.... 30pp, disbound, black letter. 1749. £18.00
¶ Refers to 'a dreadful fire' at Honiton in July 1747.
Honiton WILL of Ann Hook of Honiton, Spinster. Attested copy made 1855. 3p., folio. 1834. £14.00
¶ Refers to her messuage in Yonder Street, Ottery St. Mary.
Ilfracombe PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Estate in the Beautiful Neighbourhood of Ilfracombe, to be Sold by Auction... September 8th, 1871... Lot One... Common Hill House... Commanding Sea and Land Views of Great Extent and Beauty. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title, which is spotty. Repaired splits at some folds. 1871. £14.00
Langtree and Frithelstock PLANS, PARTICULARS, AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Highly Attractive Freehold Estates in the Pasrishes of Langree & Frithelstock extending over 749 Acres... for Sale by Public Auction by Messts. Kivell & Harris at the New Inn Hotel, Bideford, 30th day of July, 1907. 9pp. folio, printed wraps, 7 large folding coloured plans. Traces of three horizontal folds, a few minor edge tears in pages. 1907. £45.00
¶ Includes 'Ashbury', 'Hollamoor', 'Southcott', 'Smithacott'.
Langtree and Great Torrington PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Freehold Estate in the Parish of Langtree known as Whithecott Farm, and 5 Freehold Cottages and a Freehold Garden in Great Torrington... which will be offered for sale by Public Auction... 16th July next.... 6pp., folio, folded with docket title, large folding coloured plan. A few foxing spots on docket title. 1898. £30.00
¶ Includes Withecott Farm House, cottages in Castle Street, and various named closes of land.
Lifton DEMISE of the barton or farm of Smallecombe and Catleycott in Lifton, John Harris of Stowford, Clerk, to Edmond Prideaux of Padstow. Large vellum sheet, some slight rubbing of ink at a few places where folds meet. With receipt on verso, witness, that £1006 has been received from Edmond Prideaux. 1733. £22.00
Little Torrington and Frithelstock PLANS, PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Highly Valuable Farms, Woodlands, Building Sites, Shooting and Fishing Rights, Cottages and Steam and Water Power Mill, which will be offered for Sale by Public Auction... at the Globe Hotel, Great Torrington... 29th April, 1911. 8pp., folio, key map and 5 folding coloured plans. Front wrap and back wrap detached, held at spine with archival tape, back wrap with several long tears. Some minor edge tears to front wrap and pages throughout (not affecting plans). 1911. £32.00
¶ Includes Drummett's Mill, with Steam and Water Power Corn Mill with Steam Engine Engine House, Water Wheels and Roller Mill Machinery.
Little Torrington LAND TAX ASSESSMENT Collectors' Duplicate. 7pp., folio, folded, Printed with columns for Proprietor, Occupier, Property, Sums Assessed, with entries in manuscript in each column. Lists 96 properties. 1865. £18.00
Little Torrington LEASE of messuages and tenements at Little Torrington, Sir Francis Vincent of Stoke d'Abernon, Surrey, and Dame Elynor Vincent, and John Acland, to Tobias Potter of Idesleigh in Devon. Vellum, size 13" x 24", three heavy wax seals on tags, two with armorial shields. Signed by three parties, fine bold italic signature of 'Elynor Vincent'. 1623. £38.00
¶ Includes to right to 'housebote' and 'firebote'.
Lydford PENCIL DRAWING titled 'Lydford bridge'. On thick paper, size approx. 10«" x 14«". Shows stream in steep wooden ravine, looking upstream towards the bridge, ferns etc. in foreground. In dark green mount with gold line. c1806. £70.00
Mallet (John) MAP OF SOUTH FURZE in the Parish of Shebbeare and County of Devon property of Henry Stevens Esquire. Manuscript map in ink and some colour, on paper, size 15" x 23", scale approx. 1" = 3 chains. Decorative title cartouche top left, with elaborate garlands etc., large compass rose with compass points in red, scale bar with an arm with a red sleeve holding pair of dividers on the scale. Bottom left is a fine drawing in grey tones of watercolour titled 'East View of South Furze Farm House', size 3" x 5", showing a two storey thatched house with three chimneys, trees either side, gates, cloudy sky. Plan shows buildings in red (South Furze Farm and 'Smoaky House'), with garden plots, roads outlined in buff, field boundaries shaded in green, gates shown, orchards with trees, moor, potato garden. A not bottom right states 'The little Crosses mark'd thus x stands in the land to which the hedge belongs'. The content of the fields was apparently on a separate sheet. Each field is named, but without the measurement. Adjoining owners' lands named in large decorative lettering. Some minor edge tears repaired on verso, not reaching into border. John Mallet Delin. 1790. £420.00
Mallet (John), Surveyor MAP OF LOWER TITCHIN in Buckland Brewer, Devon. Property of Thomas Stevens Esquire. Manuscript plan in ink and outline colour, on thick paper, size 19" 29", folds. Scale 3«" = 10 chains. Scale bar, fine compass rose. Shows roads in buff colour, buildings in pink fields outlined in red, footpaths, brooks, wooded areas and waste land indicated. Gates shown in elevation. A few small foxing spots at edges. Reference Table showing 21 fields etc., with Clear Statute Measure, Hedges and Waste, Total. Surveyed 1817 by John Mallet, Great Torrington. £220.00
Monkleigh Estate PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of highly Attractive Frehold Estates with Extensive Coverts, Capital Salmon and Trout Fishing, Fully-Licensed Inn, Wesleyan Chapel, School, and sundry Cottages and Gardens situate in the Parish of Monkleigh... extending over 1607 Acres... Messrs. Hampton & Sons, Limited are instructed to offer the above by Public Auction at The New Inn, Bideford, 9th day of August, 1905. 25pp., folio, original wraps. 12 large folding coloured plans. Some wear at spine, edge of front wrap ragged, long repaired tear across title page, small marginal tears at edges of first few leaves, a few maps creased at edges. Spine slightly curled, as if the document has been rolled at some time. 1905. £70.00
¶ Includes Venton Farm, Monkleigh Mill, Town Farm, Knowle Farm, Downes Farm, Ley Farm, Barton Farm, Monkleigh Wood and Fishing in the River Torridge.
Monkleigh (Manor of) ABSTRACT OF TITLE to a tenement called Hole, otherwise North Hole, parcel of the Manor of Monkleigh in Little Torrington. 38p., folio, written on rectos only. Refers to the tenements of Servis, Cliffe, Bowden, North Frizenham, Westcotts, North Hole, etc. The first indenture listed is a Bargain and Sale between Richard Coffin and Robert Incledon, 1709, the last one is a deed of 1808. Paper watermarked 1812. £34.00
Mount Edgecumbe VIEW OF MOUNT-EDGECUMBE from St. Nicholas Island. Copper engraving, size 7" x 10", trimmed to within plate-mark, glued along top edge to sheet of thick paper. c1780. £8.00
¶ Two ships in the Sound seem to be firing a salute. From 'The Modern Universal British Traveller'.
Parkegate WILL of Susana Chichester of Parkegate in Devon. 2p, folio, closely written, with Administration certificate in Latin attached. Probate copy. 1694. £34.00
¶ She was obviously a wealthy woman. Bequeathes her messuages of East Putford and Saxworthy, her 'great Diamond Ring wherein are nine diamonds', various silver dishes with the Rolle arms, her 'best bed furnished with all the Chaires', the 'two carpets and one dozen of Turkey worke Chaires in the great Parlour' at Parkegate, as well as sums to the poor of East Putford, Great Torrington etc., to be distributed by the Overseers, as well as large money bequests.
Peters Marland NINE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Scale 25.344 inches to 1 mile. Sheets SS 5312, 5412, 5012, 4913, 5013, 4912, 4812, 4911, 4811. Each sheet 18" x 17", plus margins. Nine items. 1956. £25.00
¶ Covers Merton Mill, Newberry, Greatwood, Winscott Farm, Eastwood, etc.
Photographs BUCKFAST ABBEY 1928. Fifteen full-page sepia views, plus leaf with four reproductions from historic prints. Original paper wraps, slightly rubbed at edges, with coloured view of the Abbey in a roundel, 2pp. introductory text. 1928. £20.00
Plymouth and Dartmoor Railway AN ACT for conferring further powers on the Plymouth and Dartmoor Railway Company for the construction of works the raising of money and otherwise in relation to their undertaking and for providing for the distribution of the proceeds of the sale of a portion of the undertaking of the Company.... 16pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Paper slightly darkened and chipped at edges. 1883. £12.00
Plymouth COVENANT to reinstate Messuage and Building used as the Plymouth Post Office, Her Majesty's Postmaster General and Thomas Bulteel and others. Large folio, 2p, red ruled margins. 1875. Blank conjoint leaf with docket title. Fine wax seal of H.M. Post Master, 1«" in diameter... together with... Attested Copy of the Settlement on the Marriage of Francis Fitzroy Esq., and Mary Nesham Bulteel, 1915 copy of 1866 document. 26p, folio, sewn with tape at edge. 1875 and 1915. £20.00
Plymouth LEASE, RELEASE AND ASSIGNMENT of two houses in Southside in Plymouth, David Yea of Wiveliscombe to Richard Deeble, Merchant. Two vellum sheets, 24" x 31", second sheet slightly smaller. 3 fine signatures with wax seals with impression of a bird. 1734. £32.00
Plymouth MORTGAGE of freehold and leasehold lands in Plymouth and Plymstock for securing the Payment of £1000, Thomas Emmett and others to Christopher Harris. 5 large vellum sheets, signed by three parties with wax seals. 1769. £26.00
Plymouth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Fifth Edition. Sheet No. 144. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Blue and black Ellis Martin Cover with hiker, cloth-backed. 1931. £9.00
Plympton Saint Mary AN ACT for enabling His Majesty to grant a certain Creek, called Chelson Bay, otherwise Shilton Bay, in or near the Parish of Plympton Saint Mary, in the County of Devon; and for vesting the same, for a valuable Consideration, in the Right Honourable John Lord Boringdon, and His Heirs. 3pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1805. £14.00
Plymstock DEED OF TITLE for sale of Mortgaged lands for payment of Mortgage money, Thomas Emmett of Plymstock, yeoman, and John Harris and Tubal Lewis. 4 large vellum sheets, 29" x 33", witnessed on verso. Refers to a lease from John Duke of Bedford to Thomas Emmett of a farm with 43 acres, 3 gardens and a house in Southside Street, Plymouth... together with... Mortgage of property in Haynes Lane, Pins Lane and other properties, 1650, William Emmet to William Davis Phillips. Browning over 6 lines of text. 2 large vellum sheets. 2 items. 1650 and 1769. £26.00
Puslinch, Newton Ferrers ATTESTED COPY OF THE WILL of James Yonge of Puslinch. Vellum, size 25" x 20", 38 lines on vellum. Memorandum that this is a true copy of the copy annexed to the will proved in the Archdeacons Court of Totnes, signed by two witnesses. 1746. £30.00
¶ Leaves half of 'my new built dwelling house called Puslinch with half the furniture and half the gardens' to his wife, and the other half to his eldest son, with legacies to children William, Charles, Samuel, Thomas, etc. Puslinch house had been built circa 1720, James Yonge, a naval surgeon, having acquired the Puslinch estate on his marriage to heiress Mary Upton.
Sidmouth Railway AN ACT to enable the Sidmouth Railway and Harbour Company to make and maintain a Branch from their authorized Railway in the Parish of Sidmouth.... 4pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1865. £14.00
Sidmouth Railway AN ACT for the Abandonment of the Railways authorised by the Sidmouth Railway Act, 1876..... 4pp. Disbound. 1879. £10.00
Spreyton WANTED IMMEDIATELY Many Thousands to pay of Old Scores... An Auction Will be Held of All That Inn famous Concern situate in Bampfylde-Lane at the Sign of the Great Cann in the Parish of Spreyton, for sale of the undermentioned Live and Dead Stock... Satirical handbill, size 8" x 7", a 3" tear from top edge, repaired neatly on verso. Lists 13 'Lots' including 'All the Sinecures of Great Britain except such as may be reserved for the Noble Proprietor's own family', 'One Dog Fox... to be viewed in the neighbourhood of Eggesford', 'One old Poltimore Cock, without spurs, having Chicken by various Hens'. A contemporary owner has continued the satirical list in ink on verso, with his list of 9 lots, such as 'One jew Pedlar's Box lately found on the Barnstaple Road containing a few tarnished cockades and some Rat traps...' etc. The writing on verso shows through onto the printed side. Flindell, Exeter, n.d. c1820. £35.00
¶ The 'Poltimore Cock' possibly referred to a member of the Bamfylde family.
Tavistock AN ACT for more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Town of Tavistock and other Places.... 28pp. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1840. £12.00
Tavistock Canal AN ACT for transferring the Undertaking of the Company of Proprietors of the Tavistock Canal to the Duke of Bedford..... 6pp., small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. Held with small staples. 1873. £18.00
Teignmouth to Dawlish Road AN ACT to amend an Act.... for more effectually maintaining the Road from Teignmouth to Dawlish, and for making Roads from Dawlish to the Exeter Turnpike Roads.... 12pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. With 2p Schedule of lands with Occupiers etc. 1831. £14.00
Tiverton Improvements AN ACT for paving, and otherwise improving, the Town of Tiverton, in the County of Devon. Cover leaf + 24pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1794. £20.00
¶ With a Schedule on the last page listing houses intended to be purchased, with owners.
Tiverton OLD FRAZIER - TOWN CRIER Tiverton, Devon. Watercolour, size 9" x 6", in thick card mount with title in ink, as above, on mount. Shows a slightly stout man with black tail coat, waistcoat, blue checked necktie, a cane under his arm and a roll of papers in his left hand. The top part of the original paper has been torn, affecting the top of his hat, and this has been added by someone on the paper to which it has been stuck. The extreme bottom left corner has also been torn, affecting only a couple of lines which indicate the ground. Surface of paper with some small spots at edges, paper and mount rather dusty. n.d. Mid-nineteenth century? £30.00
¶ The face is very well drawn.
Tiverton TO THE FREE & INDEPENDENT ELECTORS of the Borough of the Town and Parish of Tiverton... Born in your town... I am indeed ambitious of having the sacred trust reposed in me, of supporting the interests of my Townsmen, by becoming their Representative... I avow myself a Reformer, of the Earl Grey School... an Advocate of Civil and Religious Liberty, anxiously desirous ofr an Amelioration of the Condition of the Slaves, with a view to their gradual Emancipation; and for the Abolition of Military and Naval Flogging... your obedient Servant H.W. Burgess. Political broadside outlining his policies, size 17" x 10", heading in large type-face. A few small edge tears top and bottom. July 2nd, 1832. £40.00
Torquay Gas AN ACT for conferring further powers on the Torquay Gas Company. 7pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1878. £7.00
Whitchurch, Mary Tavy COVENANT for Production of Deeds, William Phillips of Downhouse, Mine Agent, to John Rodda of Gunnislake. Large vellum sheet, small wax seal. With schedule describing two deeds of 1879. 1881. £12.00
¶ Refers to a tenement called Wapsworthy.
Wolfardisworthy, Devon OBLIGATION BOND of Richard Hanger of Wolfardisworthy to Ambrose Risdon of Buckland Brewer for £100. Vellum, wax seal on tag, signed by Hanger. 1585. £30.00
A further selection of DEVON Items on Main Site
Back to the Top
Bartholomew's MAP OF ENGLAND AND WALES Sheet 34. Dorset. Scale 2 miles to an inch. Colour-printed, linen-backed and folding into blue paper wraps. c1918. £8.00
¶ 'Roads revised by the Cyclists' Touring Club'.
Beaminster LEASE FOR A YEAR of a property called Chapel Marsh in Beaminster, William Richards of Wharmwell to William Dunning. Vellum, size 17" x 25", signed with wax seal with heraldic device. 1736. £16.00
Bournemouth and Corfe TWO PHOTOGRAPHS of Bournemouth. Size 8" x 11", mounted on album leaves, one titled 'Darley Chine' on mount, showing cliff and bathing huts on beach, the other titled 'Hoseph's Steps, West Cliff', a view looking along the coast, steps in foreground with people walking up. On verso of last leaf is a photograph of Corfe Castle, the same size. c1880. £25.00
Chapel Langdon and Beaminster FINE relating to messuage, garden, thirty acres of land, forty acres of meadow and a hundred and thirty acres of pasture, between Henry Garland and Gregory Gibbs and Joan his wife. On vellum, size 8" x 16". 1653. £22.00
Dorsetshire CHRISTOPHER SPURRIER ESQUIRE SHERIFF of the Said County by Richard Weston Parr Esq. His Attorney Accounting for the Issues of His Office from the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel.... viz. for the space of one whole year Rendereth an Account of the feefarms, farms, seizures and other debts underwritten.... Vellum roll on several membranes sewn together, size 111" x 12". Comprises 'Parcels of the Pipe', 'Greenwax', and at the end, Sheriff's expenses for allowances to Justices of the Peace, lodgings for Judges, etc. Signed at the end as examined by H. Ware, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe. 1826. £200.00
¶ Pipe rolls listed accounts rendered by the Sheriff to the Exchequer, detailing Crown Revenue from farm rents etc. Under 'Pipe' are listed 32 entries, including rents within the Hundreds of Lusborough, Houndsborough, Winfreth, Puddletown, George, Culliford Street, 'Of the Burgesses of Lyme Regis for a Water Mill', 'Of the Mayor and Burgesses of Lyme Regis for the feefarm of their Town', 'Of the Mayor Burgesses and Corporation of Corfe Castle', 'Of William Raynham for the farm of Bridport Mill', etc.
Portland GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. XVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 31", hand-coloured, key in sea area. Geological information 1865. Impressed stamp of Board of Agriculture 1896. £70.00
¶ Covers Golden Cap, Dorchester, Lulworth.
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
Rampisham PARTICULARS with Plan and Conditions of Sale of Six Choice Freehold Accommodation Dairy Farms... which form together the Northern Portion of the Rampisham Estate and comprise a total area of 690 Acres... which Hy. Duke and Son will offer for Sale by Auction... August 2nd, 1902. 11pp., small folio. Some foxing on first leaf. Large folding coloured plan. Some underlining in crayon. 1902. £18.00
¶ Includes the farms of Higher and Lower Coombe, Slough Farm, West Woods.
Sherborne CARLTON THEATRE Playbill 'Reg Lever presents his Annual Xmas Pantomime babes in the Wood...' Card, size 12" x 8", printed in bright red, blue, yellow and green, with holes at top for hanging, picture of Babes with rabbits, signed W. Hemmings. January 1953. £12.00
¶ Includes 'Trio Amadori Is it Human or Doll' 'The Dancing Skeletons' etc.
Wareham Docks AN ACT for making and maintaining Docks near to Wareham.... with an Entrance thereto from Wareham Channel. 22pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1849. £18.00
Weymouth, Kimmeridge GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet 342. Scale 1" to one mile. Hand-coloured, with geological information added along the coast, in capital letters. Size 13" x 19", plus margins. Shows Weymouth, Portland, Kimmeridge. Key in margin... together with.... Sheet 341, which shows just a small piece of land, Abbotsbury and East Fleet... together with... Sheet 343, showing Swanage, Encombe, Studland. 3 items. 1892. £55.00
A further selection of DORSET Items on Main Site
Back to the Top
Alston Moor ARCHIVE OF LETTERS AND PAPERS relating to mining at Alston Moor, mainly 1786-9, but some 1770's, and one 1753. Approx. 70 pieces. 41 of the letters have integral address panels on verso of second leaf with Durham or Newcastle straight-line postmarks. Mainly 4to, some small folio, a few smaller. Mainly correspondence to Thomas Adams, lawyer, regarding lead mines, leases (including some precise details - 'From Knuckton Burn to Beldon Burn on the Line of Lynbank Vein is 1340 Yards and the proposal for Beldon Sheil Lease at the Beldon burn Side or End covers 200 yards of it from the Burn or Syke called Castleberry....'), the Trustees of the mines, etc, mainly from William Donkin, Agent for Errington & Co., at Sandoe, and from George Wood. Mines mentioned include Beldon Shields, Linbank 1753-1788. £275.00
¶ Includes: Letter from John Ord, Lincolns Inn Fields, Feb. 4, 1788, about a new lease to the company 'but one condition was they were to sink to the Great Lime Stone Sill as it is there call'd & this can't be done without Engines - both sides must contribute their proportion of the stream for the benefit of the Engines... they covenant to make an experiment by sinking to a sill that I believe never was tried in that Country tho' it is the richest in Alston Moor'; account of Acton Smelting Mills by Thomas Marshall, of Hexham, aged 70 'he hath known the Smelting Mills called Alton Mills ever since he can remember... that they were sold in 1722 to two Persons of the name of Stoddard as agents for Mr. Coulson...'
Chopwell, Ryton PLAN OF AN ESTATE SITUATE AT CHOPWELL in the Parish of Ryton in the County of Durham Belonging to Robert Thorp Esqr. Surveyed by Edward Grace in 1825. Finely drawn manuscript plan in ink and some outline colour, on vellum, size, 32" x 24", edges bound with tape. Large decorative title with variety of calligraphic styles, scale bar (5" = 20 Chains), compass rose, Reference Table on left listing fields etc. with acreage for Horse Gate Farm, Broom Field Farm, Chopwell Hall Farm, Plantations. Areas of different farms outlined in colour. Shows buildings, plantations with numerous neatly-drawn trees, streams, high ground with light hachuring in watercolour, small mounds indicated in some fields, adjoining owners named. Field names and acreage given on map. Small water-stain bottom left, and small grey spots along bottom border and on Reference Table, with some slight cockling of vellum, area of dark grey spotting over compass arrow, thin line of spotting half way across top edge. Staining does not affect legibility. Verso of plan very dusty at bottom 12". 1825. £200.00
¶ Shows Chopwell Hall, Horse Gate Broom Fields, Mason's House. Areas of different farms outlined in colour.
Darlington ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 15. Large Sheet Series. White linen wraps with coat of arms. £10.00
Durham WOOD ENGRAVING showing Durham Cathedral and river. Drawn by S. Read. Size 12" x 18". Trace of vertical fold at centre. c1875. £8.00
¶ From 'Supplement to the London Illustrated News'.
Durham, Barnard Castle ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 103. Made up of 4 quarter sheets, linen backed. Numerous areas outlined in different colours, pipelines and reservoirs marked. Electrotype 1866. £30.00
LARGE SCALE HAND-COLOURED MAP Hobson (William Colling) THIS MAP OF THE COUNTY PALATINE OF DURHAM, is most respectfully dedicated to the Nobility, Clergy, Gentry, &c. &c. Large engraved map, fully hand-coloured in hundreds, scale three-quarters of an inch to 1 mile, engraved surface approx. 31" x 39", plus margins. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding to roy 8vo, contained within a contemporary grained cloth box, in the form of a book, leather lettering piece on spine. Some slight off-setting, a few small foxing marks, names of previous owner written twice in ink in top margin. Engraved by J. & C. Walker. 1840. £360.00
Muggleswick PLAN OF MIDDLES FARM IN THE PARISH OF MUGGLESWICK in the County of Durham belonging to John Dixon Esqre., J. Sowerby, Surveyor &c, Darlington. 1850. Manuscript plan in ink and some colour on thick paper, backed with linen, size 48" x 31". Scale 1" = 2 chains. Left margin dusty, some slight dust-staining in right margin. A note 'Later the property of his brother Jeremiah Dixon 1865' added below title in a later hand. Border, compass rose, scale bar, Reference table with list of 27 fields etc., with Cultivation, Area. Shows farm building, plantations, two streams, Stanhope and Tyne Railway, with cottages and Engine house nearby, hachures in brown wash indicating high ground, fields numbered, with area. 1850. £170.00
Pilmore Hall, Hurworth CERTIFICATE OF THE CONTRACT FOR THE REDEMPTION OF LAND-TAX..... CONTRACTED AND AGREED WITH ALFRED BACKHOUSE OF PILMORE HALL, HUNWORTH ON TEES.... Being the Land-Tax charged upon All that Capital messuage or Mansion house.... called Pilmore House, or Pilmore Hall.... Large single sheet, folded, partly printed with manuscript additions, signed by the two commissioners, attached to which is a folded printed plan in ink, on waxed linen, with boundaries, buildings, roads and river hand-coloured, size approx. 33" x 22", scale 25.344 inches to a mile. At the foot of the plan is the indelible stamp of 'George Dickinson and Son, Civil Engineering Surveyors, &c, Darlington'. 1879. £48.00 -- See Illustration
A further selection of DURHAM Items on Main Site
Back to the Top
Birch, Abberton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXXVI. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo paper wraps. Roads and water-features coloured, some buildings coloured red, some fields shaded. Linen slightly browned at one fold. 1881. £25.00
¶ Shows Birch Hall, Abberton House etc.
Brightlingsea ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXXVII (New Series) Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo paper wraps, some light browning at section edges at one fold, one building in Colchester outlined in blue. 1924. £16.00
¶ Covers Wivenhoe, Colchester, Layer de la Haye.
Colchester AN ACT for making more effectual several Acts.... for cleansing and making navigable the Channel from the Hithe at Colchester to Wivenhoe.... and for cleansing the Streets and Lanes of the Town of Colchester. Cover leaf + pages numbered 379-392, disbound, Black Letter, folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Thomas Baskett, 1750. £14.00
A further selection of ESSEX Items on Main Site
Back to the Top
Almondsbury CONVEYANCE of Callicaft Farm, Richard Llewellin and others to the Trustees under the Will of Sir Henry Cann Lippincott. 10 large vellum sheets, including Schedule, with field names and acreage. Wax seals. Outside dusty... together with... Lease for a Year, Richard Llewellin to The Trustees. Single vellum sheet with Schedule. 2 items. 1838. £38.00
Berkeley ABSTRACT OF TITLE of Mr James Phillips to an Orchard or Close of Land at Westfield in Berkeley. 12p. folio, in manuscript. Details title from 1827 onwards. 1846. £24.00
Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Chipping Camden area GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN. Sheet XLIV. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Printed surface area approx. 24" x 29". Scale 1" to 1 mile. Fully hand-coloured with key down right hand margin. Geological Information Published 1856. Impressed stamp of Board of Agriculture 1895. £80.00
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
Deputy Lieutenant of the County APPOINTMENT of Henry Burgh as one of the Deputy Lieutenants in the County. Manuscript on vellum, size 12" x 16", folds, some slight yellowing at top, ink very slightly faded in places. Signed Berkeley, with fine wax seal with coat of arms, blue papered tax stamp. 1803. £30.00
Dudbridge, near Stroud THE DUDBRIDGE IRON WORKS to be offered by auction by Bruton, Knowles & Co... 4th November, 1932. 7pp., 4to, plus completed memorandum inside back wrap. Printed wraps, foxed. Vertical crease. 1932. £24.00
¶ Includes detailed description of machine shops, with measurements, etc.
Elberton THREE AGREEMENTS for letting a farm at Elberton, for the years 1808, 1812, 1822. Each 4p, folio, one with printed preamble, the rest completely in manuscript. Brown stains on all three. With list of approx. 30 fields with acreage. 1808-1822. £16.00
Forest of Dean Court AN ACT to abolish the Court of Saint Briavel's, and for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Hundred of Saint Briavel's.... 28pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1842. £14.00
Littledean THE EXAMINATION of George Brown at present in the Gaol at Littledean... before us two of his Majesty's Justices... 23rd May 1831... Manuscript, 1p., sm. folio, printed preamble with names and dates inserted, then 12 lines giving his history and family circumstances, signed with his mark... together with 2 similar documents, one for Ann Jones, 1831, and one for Elizabeth Harrison, 1829. 1829-1831. £28.00
Morden (R) GLOSTERSHIRE A.D. 1712. Engraved map, size 13" x 16", plus margins, central fold. Cartouche with title and date. Scale bar, compass rose. 1712. £40.00
North Nibley LEASE FOR A YEAR of land at Tobberay, and a close adjoining the road to Wotton-under-edge, Thomas Gosling of Gloucester to Alexander Chambers. Vellum, size 16" x 20", wax seal on tag. 1688. £35.00
¶ Gives much information about ownership of adjoining lands.
Rock's ROYAL CABINET ALBUM OF GLOUCESTER Ten photolitho views on folding strip. Small 4to, gilt wraps, faded, stains on back board, repaired split along first fold. c1890. £6.00
¶ 8 of the 12 views are of the Cathedral.
West Gloucestershire Water Company AN ACT for extending the limits of supply of the West Gloucestershire Water Company and for authorising the Company to raise further capital.... 13pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1899. £9.00
A further selection of GLOUCESTERSHIRE Items on Main Site
Back to the Top
Hampshire and Isle of Wight
Admiralty Chart PLAN OF THE ASSEMBLY OF THE FLEET AT SPITHEAD For the Review by His Majesty the King, July 16th 1935. Chart showing Lee-on-Solent, Gosport, Portsmouth, and Ryde, size 28" x 38", overprinted in red, blue and green showing the position of a large number of named ships. Published at the Admiralty, July 1st, 1935. £24.00
Depot de la Marine CARTE DES ENVIRONS DE PORTSMOUTH comprenant les Rades de Ste. Helene, Spithead, Stokes-Bay &c, Levee par le Capne. John Knight... Publiee par Ordre de son Excellence Le Vice-Amiral Decres... en l'An XII. Engraved chart, size 22" x 22", plus margins, hand-coloured. Large oval cartouche with title, scale of nautical miles, compass arrow at centre. Covers the town of Portsmouth and harbour, Fareham, Porchester Castle, Fort Cumberland, Brading Haven, Culver Cliff, East and West Cowes, Calshot Castle. Trace of fold 6" from top, four very light browning spots. Grave par E. Collin. £180.00
¶ Shows detail such as 'Carcasse du Royal George', 'Engine House', 'Telegraph', etc.
Gosport AN ACT to amend an Act of the Fifty-first Year of His late Majesty, for erecting a new Market Place in the Town.... of Gosport. 17pp, disbound, including brief Schedule. 1828. £10.00
Isle of Wight THE EXCEPTIONALLY VALUABLE PROPERTY known as Seaview House, Seaview, A Fine old Stone Built House... choice building sites, two capital residences... for sale by auction... 16th July, 1924. 14pp., 4to, folding plan, 4 tipped-in photos, stiff wraps with photo, creased vertically due to having been folded, foxing throughout. 1924. £15.00
Wherwell LEASE of cottage with garden orchard and meade adjoining in Ashwell, and arable lands in Fullerton, John Lord de la Warr to John Goddard of Fullerton. Vellum, size 14" x 21", signed by Goddard with paper-covered wax seal on tag. 1688. £32.00
¶ Stipulates certain conditions of the lease, such as planting thorn and crab apple in some areas.
Winchester and Basingstoke ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP 1" to 1 mile, Fifth Edition, Sheet No. 123. Blue and black Ellis Martin Cover with hiker, cloth-backed. 1933. £9.50
Yately PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of land and House at Yately.. to be Sold by Auction... 12 July, 1865. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title and completed memorandum on verso. Attractively printed with a title page with a variety of decorative type-faces. 1865. £18.00
¶ Included a cottage called 'The Yew Tree Inn'.
A further selection of HAMPSHIRE Items on Main Site
Back to the Top
Cruchley's ROAD AND RAILWAY MAP of the County of Hertford. Showing all the Railways and Names of Stations, Turnpike Roads, Villages, Gentlemens Seats... Improved from the Ordnance Surveys. Map printed in black and colours, size 19" x 21". Folding into orange printed cloth wraps, with picure of cyclist and two walkers. no date. c1905. £15.00
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.
Philips' CYCLISTS' MAP of the County of Hertford. Linen-backed, scale approx. 7 miles = 3". Marks in red indicate dangerous hills, 'brake on' etc. 12mo cloth boards with blue printed label. 1900. £14.00
A further selection of HERTFORDSHIRE Items on Main Site
Back to the Top
Kitchen (Thos) HUNTINGDONSHIRE Engraved map, size 9" x 7", plus margins, scale approx. 3 miles to one inch. 1786. £18.00
Walker (J & C) HUNTINGDONSHIRE Engraved map with outline colouring showing areas of three Fox Hunts with small circles to show places of Meets, size 13" x 15", parkland and railway line coloured. With list of polling places, boroughs etc. Centre fold, short split in margin at fold. c1860. £28.00
A further selection of HUNTINGDONSHIRE Items on Main Site
Back to the Top
Davies (B.R) PLAN OF LIVERPOOL Lithographed plan, size 25" x 17", central fold, scale 6" = 1 mile. 1860. £65.00
¶ From 'The Dispatch Atlas'. Shows buildings, street names, parkland, etc.
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. £145.00
¶ A cheaper copy than usual.
A further selection of LANCASHIRE Items on Main Site
Back to the Top
Foston PROBATE of the Will of William Winter, farmer of Foston. Vellum, size 23" x 30", administration certificate attached with the papered seal of Canterbury. Loosely inserted is a note of lawyers charges in connection with Probate. 1841. £16.00
¶ Leaves his homestead with stables, dovecot, in Foston, properties in Long Bennington, 56 acres held under Wigstons Hospital, etc.
Gainsborough AN ACT for rebuilding the Parish Church of Gainsburgh.... Cover leaf + 13pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Attractive decorated initial letter. 1736. £16.00
Swineshead Fen Houses and Wigtoft Fore Fen, Near Boston, Lincolnshire THE VALUABLE FREEHOLD SMALL FARM. Comprising:- Brick and Tiled Residence, Five Brick and Tiled Labourers' Cottages.... Which will be offered for Sale by Auction.... Wednesday, the 21st day of July, 1937. With folding coloured plan in pocket at rear, 10 pages, roy 8vo, original wraps, folded. 1937. £15.00
A further selection of LINCOLNSHIRE Items on Main Site
Back to the Top
Bacon's UP TO DATE ATLAS AND GUIDE TO LONDON New and Enlarged Edition. 8vo, printed wraps with illustration, 35 double-page maps, including map of Underground, plus a brief guide with street index. 1920's. £22.00
Baker Street THE PARTICULARS Substantial and Extensive Range of Workshops & Stables being 11, 12 & 13, Dorset Mews West, Baker Street... proximate to a very wealthy neighbourhood... Which will be Sold by Auction... May 9th, 1851. Single sheet, folio, printed on both sides, conditions of sale, memorandum, and docket title on verso. Folded. 1851. £18.00
¶ No. 12 comprised a large, light workshop with 'Paint and Glazing Rooms' on the first floor.
Baurmeister & Co., Queen Victoria St. PRICE LIST of Doughing, Dividing, Sifting, and Sack Cleaning Machines. 38pp., 8vo., printed in blue, wraps. Numerous illusts. Repair at spine. 1905. £18.00
Bethnal Green AN ACT for enabling the Inhabitants of the Hamlet of Bethnal Green.... to compleat their Church, and to pay Debts already contracted for the Relief of the Poor of the said Hamlet. 20pp, disbound, plus cover leaf. 1745. £12.00
Buckingham Palace AN ACT to authorize the Application of Part of the Land Revenue of the Crown for providing Fixtures, Furniture, Fittings, and Decorations for Buckingham Palace. Pages numbered 1065-1068, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1833. £14.00
Hampstead STANFORD'S LIBRARY MAP OF LONDON And Suburbs. Sheet 1. Size 13" x 16", plus margins. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Main roads coloured. Two repaired marginal tears, traces of vertical fold at centre. Additions to 1868. Possibly a later printing. £18.00
¶ The map was published on 24 sheets. This sheet covers Hampstead, Golders Green, Cricklewood.
Harmondsworth, Yewsley, West Drayton PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of highly valuable Freehold Properties comprising 97 Acres of the Finest Fruit Gardens in England, with Homesteads and Numerous Buildings, in the highest possible state of perfection of profitable use in Fruit Growing... A Freehold Wharf by the Grand Junction Canal, A Blacksmith's Shop, Cottages... to be Sold by Auction... October 21st, 1902. 13pp., folio, decorative printed wraps. 2 folding hand-coloured plans. Descriptions printed in attractive variety of type-faces. Foxing to edges of some pages, three slight creases where once folded in four horizontally, staples rusty hence some gatherings loose. 1902. £38.00
Hornsey LEASE of premises No. 68 Queens Road Hornsey, Charles Hambridge to Mrs Mary Ann Catchpole. Large vellum sheet, printed with manuscript inserts, small coloured sketch plan in margin. 1879. £12.00
Hutchinson & Son Ltd., Bromley by Bow PORCELAIN ENAMELLED BATHS Catalogue, 4to, 28pp., printed in blue and black, illusts. Stiff wraps. c1930. £18.00
¶ Includes interesting photos. of the workshops, furnaces etc., as well as the baths.
Hyde Park PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Leasehold Residence known as No. 15 Southwick Crescent... for Sale by Auction... July 6th, 1922. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title. Detailed description of the house room by room. 1922. £10.00
Jeweller BILL of Thomas Hamlet, Goldsmith and Jeweller, 1 Princes St., Leicester Square. Printed heading, decorative lettering, made out to Anthony Frankland for forks, spoons, soup ladle, sugar tongs, ewer, candlesticks, etc. 4to, written on both sides, listing 26 items. Traces of folds. 1811. £22.00
London County Council FIRE OVER LONDON 1940-41. Booklet, 32pp., 8vo. Numerous photographs. Well-designed cover in black and red. 1941. £8.00
London Quays AN ACT to continue the Period for purchasing the Legal Quays and Warehouses in the Port of London, and to enable the Lords of the Treasury to purchase Buildings in Thames Street, for the Purpose of erecting a new Custom House. Pages numbered 497-500, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1812 £10.00
Marylebone PROBATE copy of the will of Margaret Winder of Portland Place. Vellum, 21" x 26", small printed certificate attached, large papered seal of Perogative Court of Canterbury. 1792. £16.00
¶ Leaves her two shares in the Waterworks at Richmond to two friends.
Philip & Son, Ltd. Printer LONDON AND SUBURBS, MAIN LINE RAILWAYS and Connecting Underground Railways of the London Passenger Transport Board. Colour-printed map, size 40" x 50", scale 3" = 2 miles. Covers Potters Bar, Dartford, Purley, Staines. Shows four companies' lines in four different colours, underground lines in black, county boundaries and golf courses. Parkland in green. Dissected and linen-backed, folding into 4to grained cloth wraps with Stanford label. c1912. £55.00
South London ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 29" x 19". Third Edition. Colour printed, with hachures. Linen-backed and folding into marbled endpapers, with label. 1912. £12.00
¶ Covers Lambeth to Redhill.
South London, Croydon NEW ONE INCH ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 270. Size 14" x 20". Richmond Park outlined in red and shaded. Linen-backed and folding into green cloth wraps of Alfred Wilson, Map and Bookseller. c1900. £15.00
Victoria Park AN ACT to amend Two several Acts of Her Majesty's Reign enabling the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods to purchase Lands for and to from Victoria Park; and to indemnify the Trustees of Copyhold Lands held in trust for her Majesty. Pages numbered 389-392, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre, and William Spottiswoode, 1851. £12.00
Westminster Bridge AN ACT to transfer Westminster Bridge and the Estates of 'The Commissioners of Westminster Bridge' to the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Works and Public Buildings; and to enable such last-mentioned Commissioners to remove the present Bridge, and to build a new Bridge on or near the Site thereof. Pages numbered 461-476, disbound, Act of Parliament. Includes 3p. Schedule with house numbers, tenants' names, lease details etc. 1853. £14.00
Whitechapel PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Freehold Publick-House and Liquor-Shop, and Adjoining Building Ground... no. 48, Near the Cloaths-Market, in Petticoat Lane, Whitechapel, which will be Sold by Auction By Mr. Savill... together with the Good-Will of the Trade... 9th of August, 1805. Single sheet, printed on one side only, small folio, folds, a few small ink splashes, the price '570 guineas' written in ink. 6" split at one fold, repaired on verso, small edge tears along bottom. 1805. £60.00
¶ Gives a description of the property room by room. The owner, John Bride, was retiring.
Wyld (James) LONDON AND ITS ENVIRONS Engraved plan, fully hand-coloured, scale three and three quarter inches to one mile. Size approx. 41" x 50", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 8vo, marbled wraps, inserted in slip-case with Wyld label, some splits in edges of slipcase. List of parishes down right and left borders. Decorative border, scale bar. Published by James Wyld, Geographer to the Queen, Charing Cross. c1862. £360.00
¶ Howgego 415 (3). Extends to Tooting Common, Crouch End, East India Dock, Kew.
A further selection of LONDON Items on Main Site
Back to the Top
Magor, Undy PLANS AND PARTICULARS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold Building & Accommodation Pasture Lands, Dwelling-house and Buildings, Well Situate in the parishes of Magor, Undy, Roggiett, Redwick & Whitson, which Messrs. George Nichols, Son & Alder will Sell by Auction... Newport... August 8th, 1885. Folio, 5pp., plus docket title, one full-page and two folding coloured plan. Split down spine and held with document tape. Docket title slightly browned. 1885. £26.00
Monmouth WILL of Mary Jones of Monmouth, Widow. 2«p, folded. Signed by Mary Jones and 3 witnesses, with wax seal. 1801. £25.00
¶ Bequeathes her lands at Lydney, her house in Monmouth, farm at Luckington in Wiltshire, and various large sums of money, to various relatives.
Newport PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Well-Known Residential and Agricultural Esate Llantarnam Abbey, comprising Massive & Imposing Mansion & Park, Garages, Stabling, Gardens and Grounds, 6 Farms, Country Residence, 12 Cottages... over 650 acres which Hampton & Sons will... offer for Sale by Auction... 17th July, 1946. 21pp., small folio, stiff printed wraps, two folding plans, photographic plate with 3 views of Llantarnam Abbey. Tear across corner of one plan, foxing on first plan and first two leaves. 1946. £38.00
¶ The Mansion included two lodges, conservatory with cupola, swan pond, 'The Monk's Cell', etc. Farms include Ty-Coch, The Lodge, Lower Malthouse.
A further selection of MONMOUTH Items on Main Site
Back to the Top
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
Burgh, Aylsham etc. PARTICULAR of Valuable and Extensive Estates, situate in the Parishes of Burgh, Aylsham, Lamas, Frettenham, Horstead, Brampton, Buxton, Swanton Abbott... containing 3622a. 1r. 11p. of Valuable Land... to be Sold by Auction by Mr. Thynne, at The Maid's head, St. Simon's Norwich... 30th and 31st of March, 1826, in twenty-eight Lots. 19pp., finely printed, small folio, sewn, folded with docket title. Separate half-title for each day's sale. Detailed schedules of lots, with long lists of field names, acreage, etc., with occupiers. Burks and Kinnebrook, Printers, Norwich. 1826. £65.00
¶ Includes The Manor of Meyton Hall, Hill Farm and Town Farm in Buxton, Manor of Hevingham Catts, Ripon Hall Farm, Swanton Wood Estate, Heynford Lodge Estate, a Level of Fine Marshes adjoining Runham Swim House.
Great Yarmouth AN ACT for enabling the Trustee of certain Premises at Great Yarmouth, in the County of Norfolk, held in Trust for His Majesty, to execute a Conveyance of the same to a Purchaser thereof. Pages numbered 353-355, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1818. £15.00
Marlingford PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Brick Tower Windmill, Dwelling House, Garden and Buildings with... arable land, to be Sold By Auction... June 14th, 1879. 3pp., folded with docket title. 1879. £15.00
Middleton Cheney COURT ROLL of the Manor of Middleton Cheney. Records Court Baron October 1696, 1697 (2 Courts), 1698 (2 Courts), in Latin on both side of vellum roll, size 27" x 12", each side completely full of text. The Steward was John Welchman, the Lord of the Manor Thomas Ward. Slight darkening of vellum at top on verso, with rubbing in a few places with loss of four words. 1696-1697. £120.00
¶ Lists approx. 12 names for the 'Homage' at the head of each entry, records tenants surrendering specific lands etc. Names of people mentioned incude Merrivale, Dumbleton, Penn, Pettifer, Tooly, Neale, Armitt, Gosse, Gullifer. Places include Crumpwell, Merrivale, Sladdacre.
Walgrave, Old & Broughton PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold and Tithe-Free Estates.... To Be Sold by Auction... 22nd June, 1860. 3pp., plus docket title, folds. Schedule. 1860. £26.00
Weedon Beck AN ACT for making Compensation of the Proprietors of certain Lands and Hereditaments, situate at Weedon Beck in the County of Northampton.... Pages numbered 729-734, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1804. £15.00
A further selection of NORFOLK Items on Main Site
Back to the Top
Alnwick Moor THE PLAN OF THE FOREST OF AYDON OF HAYDON OR ALNWICK MOOR taken from an ancient Survey and said to contain 3306A 3R 3P in the Whole, with a Description of the present Inclosures from the said Forest and the Contents thereof as surveyd by I. Thompson 1760. Manuscript plan, size 20" X 27", dissected and mounted on linen, silk tape edging top and bottom, folding to 10" x 6«". Scale 3«" = 50 chains. With full bright wash colour, shows Clay Port, The Stocking, Alnwick Moor (shaded bright yellow) with boundary stone, Far Moor House Farm, Freeman's Farm, Snipe House, etc. Oriented with north to the left, large and bold compass rose coloured pink, yellow and grey. Table of contents top right, listing 11 different enclosures etc., with acreage, including 'Ground given by Lord & lady Northumberland in exchange for the pieces taken off the moor by them at the stocking & next Helm Park...' 1823 or slightly later. £220.00
¶ Presumably a copy of an earlier map, or one using material from an earlier map, as the paper is watermarked 1823.
Bacon's MAP OF NORTHUMBERLAND by John Dower, F.R.G.S. Folding fully coloured map, showing railways and stations, folding into small 8vo boards with decorative printed label. Scale 1" = 3 miles. c1880. £28.00
Newcastle PARLIAMENTARY REFORM The Duke of Northumberland has headed and circulated Petitions... against the Extent of the Present Parliamentary Reform Bill, and has sent Duplicates... for the Signature of such Gentlemen as may be favourable to a more moderate Reform... Handbill, size approx. 7" x 9", traces of two vertical folds. Informs public that the petitions are at Mr. Dodsworth's, the Queen's Head, in this town, for Signature. Newcastle, 8th April, 1831. The location of the petitions has been crossed through in ink, and 'Alnwick... Mess. Thorp & Dickson's Office' added in ink. 1831. £40.00
A further selection of NORTHUMBERLAND Items on Main Site
Back to the Top
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. £20.00
¶ Includes an extensive list of the items in the sale.
St. Ebbe's, Oxford VOTE FOR OXFORDSHIRE. To Be Sold by Auction by Messrs T. Mallam and Son, at the Three Cups Inn, Queen Street, On Friday, the 23rd Day of March, 1855, at 4 o'clock, A Freehold Well-Built Stalled Stable With Loft over, Situate at St. Ebbe's, Oxford, With Cart Entrance to the same from the Street, now in the occupation of Mr D. Hanley, Brewer, &c. This Property is in immediate contiguity to the "Castle Brewery"..... Poster, size 17" x 13", few folds, slight off-setting. Printed by H. Cooke & Co, Oxford, 1855. £22.00
A further selection of OXFORDSHIRE Items on Main Site
Back to the Top
Clungunford and Hopesay PARTICULARS AND PLAN of a very desirable Freehold Estate.... A Farm House with Outbuildings, Two Cottages, and 177a.2r.9p of Arable and Pasture Land.... to be Sold by Auction.... 8th day of June, 1880. 2pp., folio, title page printed in an attractive variety of decorative typefaces, hand coloured plan. 4p. folio manuscript 'Conditions of Sale' attached with pin.... together with.... 22p. manuscript Abstract of Title, in manuscript, detailing title from 1792. 1880. £55.00
High Ercall EXTRACTS FROM MS. Blakeway Salop 10 relating to the Parish of High Ercall. Transcript, so titled in 4to notebook, 37p. n.d. c1920. £12.00
A further selection of SHROPSHIRE Items on Main Site
Back to the Top
Ackland (J), Printer RULES FOR THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE "ELTON" CHARITY IN THE PARISH OF NEMPNETT. October, 1862. Single sheet listing seven rules concerning eligibility, distribution, etc., size approx. 11" x 8«". Traces of vertical fold. J. Ackland, Printer and Bookbinder, Dolphin Street, Bristol: 1862. £15.00
Banwell, Manor of LEASE of little Forty Acres, Cottage and Garden, in Churchill, the Bishop of Bath and Wells to Charles Knowles, Carpenter. Large vellum sheet, fine pendant papered seal on Bishop on bright pink paper. 1841. £18.00
Bath Auction "BEWDLEY," PRIOR PARK ROAD, BATH. CATALOGUE Of the Excellent Household Furniture And Effects.... Which Powell & Powell, Ltd. Are instructed by the Exectors of the late Mr E.C. Peacock's Will, To Sell by Auction upon the Premises On Tuesday, 12th, May, 1914. Pamphlet, 8vo, original printed wrappers, 16pp. 1914. £12.00
Bath Auction CATALOGUE OF THE VALUABLE COLLECTION of Antique China, Enamels, Clocks.... to be Sold by Auction by Powell & Powell At the Mart, on Tuesday, April 24, 1900, & Following Day.... 8vo, 16pp. 1900. £12.00
Bath CATALOGUE OF HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE and Effects, late the Property of Louis King, Rivers House, Russell Street, comprising several Handsome Piece of Richly Carved Old Oak... Three Hundred Volumes of Books... Auction sale catalogue, 16pp. 1898. £8.00
Bath CATALOGUE of Household Furniture... Two Grand Pianofortes, Mahogany Dining-Room Furniture... Upwards of 20 Cases of Stuffed Birds... which will be Sold by Auction... March 8, 1900. 15pp, 8vo. 1900. £9.00
¶ Note in ink 'The estate of the late J. Stone'. Birds include Northern Diver, Sandpipers, Kingfishers, Godwit, Oyster-Catchers.
Bath INSURANCE CERTIFICATE for the house, stone-built and tiled, situate on Anthony Hill in the Parish of Lyncombe and Widcombe, the property of John Bailey, Earthenwareman. Size 20" x 14", attractive vignette at head, size 4" x 5", showing a sailor with a sinking ship behind him, and a man carrying a sack out of a burning building. Details filled in in manuscript. Papered seal of Royal Exchange Assurance. 1824. £24.00
Bath Pictorial & Bath Chronicle HISTORIC MAP OF BATH Prepared by T. Sturge Cotterell. Folding map printed in three colours, size 17" x 12", plus wide margins, linen-backed and folding into 8vo boards with gilt title and coat of arms. With detailed key to 96 famous people associated with the city, and where they lived, and information on the main buildings. Pin holes and rust marks at bottom corners. Revised to December 1898. £34.00
Cheddar COX'S STALACTITE CAVERN CHEDDAR Album of 12 commercial black and white photographs. Size 5«" x 6", red boards with large gilt title. Photos titled in white in plate. 9 of the photographs are of the inside of the cave, the others are of the Lion Rock, Gorge, and Waterfall. c1910. £26.00
Compton Pauncefoot TIMBER SALE at the timber yard of Mr Samuel Foot. Lists 28 lots, plantation, type of tree ('maiden oak' etc.), buyer and price. Sm 8vo notebook, manuscript in ink, 18pp. January 23rd 1854. £14.00
Ditcheat, Timsbury PARTICULARS of A Valuable and Highly Improvable Freehold Property extending to Two Hundred & Six Acres... at Sutton, in the Parish of Ditcheat, Forming the outlying portions of 'Sutton Farm'... Two parcels of Freehold Land, Situate in the Parish of Timsbury, In the Midst of the Somerset Coal Field, For Sale by Auction... 17th October, 1862... 3pp., folio, folded with docket title, plus large hand-coloured folding plan. Descripton includes occupier, culture, quantity. 'Valuable beds of Coal are said to exist' under the fields in Timsbury. 1862. £38.00
East Lydford ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP 6" to 1 mile, showing Wheathill, Lovington and East Lydford. Size 9" x 11", plus margins, mounted on linen, folding into stiff wraps. The area of Priory Farm has been coloured in green wash. c1930. £12.00
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.
Puriton and Bawdrip TO BE SOLD by Auction, Body and Son, at the Shoulder of Mutton Inn, Friday 26th May... Messuage, Lands and Premises... Mr. Giles Roe, of Puriton, will shew the Premises... Poster, printed in a variety of large type-faces, size 30" x 20", folded. Describes 8 Lots. The occupiers were Giles Roe and Thomas Meaker. May 2nd, 1843. £25.00
Salisbury's 105 VIEWS OF WESTON-SUPER-MARE 'The Camera' Views of The United Kingdom, published by Brown & Rawcliffe. Extending strip, approx. 130" long, boards size 9" x 6" with large gilt decoration. Some views double-page, others with many small views on one page. Advert for Brown & Rawcliffe with view of works inside back board. c1890. £22.00
¶ Photographs by Poulton & Son. Includes lively views on the beach: 'A Quiet Dip', 'Minstrels', 'A Sitting on the Rocks' (photographer); views of Clevedon, Ilfracombe,
Taunton and Minehead ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP 1" to 1 mile, Fifth Edition, Sheet No. 129. Blue and black Ellis Martin Cover with hiker, cloth-backed. 1938. £9.50
Walcot MORTGAGE of a close of land part of 2 acres of land known as Curls in Lyncombe and Widcombe, adjoining the Bath to Frome turnpike road and the 12ft. wide way to the intended buildings to be known as Devonshire Buildings, William Austin to Thomas King and William Hughes. 2 large vellum sheets, 2 wax seals. Some spotting on outside where titled. 1790. £20.00
A further selection of SOMERSET Items on Main Site
Back to the Top
Dudley A GRAND SELECTION OF SACRED MUSIC will.... be performed in the Parish Church of Dudley.... Arranged from the Works of Handel, Beethoven, Felsted &c... Principal Performers, Misses Heaton, Aton.... Handbill, size 12" x 8", traces of folds. Printed in a variety of large type-faces. Printed for the Executors of the Late J. Hinton, Dudley. 1824. £36.00
¶ A collection was to be made at the Church Doors for the Choir.
Dudley EVENING AMUSEMENTS The Celebrated Merry Andrew is Arrived in this Town and will go through his Astonishing Performances Assisted by a Troop of Tom Fools on the Balcony of the Swan Inn.... Handbill, size 14" x 7", printed in large type-faces in a variety of lettering styles. Danks, Printer, Dudley. July 10th, 1837. £45.00
¶ Presumably a political skit lampooning a politician who is about to give an address in the town.
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- £60.00 See Illustration
¶ 'Landscape watercolourist. Daughter of H.G. Gastineau.' See Wood's Dictionary of Victorian Painters.
Newcastle under Lyme, Cheadle ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXII N.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus margins, linen-backed and folding to 8vo with manuscript label. Electrotyped in 1864. £20.00
A further selection of STAFFORDSHIRE Items on Main Site
Back to the Top
Hadleigh COVENANT BOND binding John Burrell of Hadleigh, gentleman, to George Clark, Linen Draper, for £525. Refers to lands held by Burrell of the Manor of Hadleigh Hall, called Haunches Meadow, and Tainter Croft. On paper, manuscript, size 18" x 21", two small splits at fold, wax seal. 1777. £22.00
Hadleigh WILL of Robert Chaplin Ranson of Layham. Copy on 3p, folio... together with copy marriage certificate of Charles Chaplin, 1847. 1847 and 1877. £8.00
¶ Refers to Farm in Cockfield called Bartons Green.
Lowestoft, Yarmouth, Worlingham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 25" x 19", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into grained paper endpapers. Electrotype, c1870. £20.00
¶ Over half the map is sea area, with flats etc. marked.
Mildenhall ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile, Sheet No. LI N.E., size 13" x 19" plus wide margins. 'Index to Tithe Survey' in top margin. O.S. blindstamp 1880. £17.00
¶ Covers Fordham, Thetford.
A further selection of SUFFOLK Items on Main Site
Back to the Top
Battersea Fields AN ACT to empower the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods to form a Royal Park in Battersea Fields in the County of Surrey. Pages numbered 401-444, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre, and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1846. £12.00
Cary (John), Engraver SURREY Engraved map size 8" x 11", parkland, woodland etc., handcoloured. Title, scale bar and small compass rose, small repaired tear 1" along platemark at top. 1787. £10.00
Chertsey AN ACT to enable His Majesty, to grant the Inheritance of certain Manors.... in the Parishes of Byfleet, Weybridge, Walton, Walton Leigh and Chertsey.... to His Royal Highness Frederick Duke of York.... Pages numbered 197-207, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1804. £12.00
Ditton PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Life Interest in Four Freehold Houses pleasantly situate at Gig's Hill... which will be Sold by Auction by Mr. George Robins, at the Auction Mart opposite the Bank of England... 13th June, 1837. Single sheet, folio, docket title and memorandum printed on verso, folded. Some small edge tears, and slight marking down 4" along one fold. 1837. £28.00
¶ Comprises four houses, one let to 'Mr Squelch, Brewer, and called the Cricketers'.
Epsom, Chipstead ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XIX. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, made up of quarter sheets, contours in red. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 4to boards, cloth rubbed, printed label. Two areas colour-washed in pink (area north and east of Woodmansterne and North Looe Farm. Edition of 1915. £24.00
¶ Shows Race Course, London County Lunatic Asylum, Belmont Workhouse, Children's Infirmary, etc.
Frimley, Ash PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable Estate, comprising 536a. 2r. 18p., consisting of Dairy Farms, Farm Buildings, Cottages... and a large extent of boldly-undulating Heath Land Watered by the Basingstoke Canal and Blackwater River... affording capital Sites for the formation of Residential Properties... which will be Sold by Auction... 18th day of May, 1864. Folio, 7pp., with detailed Schedules, plus 2pp. 'Conditions of Sale' and large folding hand-coloured plan, showing Mitchett Lake, canal etc. Folded, with docket title. Docket title is dust-marked. 1864. £38.00
Horsham NEW ONE INCH ORDNANCE SURVEY Sheet 302. Size 13" x 19", folding into marbled wraps. Wraps browned. c1890. £9.00
Oxted ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXVII.12. Scale 25" to 1 mile, size 25" x 36", dissected and linen-backed, folding to large 4to. paper endpapers. Buildings printed in dull green. Revision of 1933. £15.00
¶ Shows Oxted, Castle Mound, The Priory, Blunt House, etc.
Ripley, Ockham, Great Bookham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No XVIII S.W. etc. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", linen-backed, folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. Contours in red. Edition of 1919. £20.00
Sheere RELEASE by John Parkhurst of Sheere, butcher, of his interest in his father's will to his brother and mother. 1p., sm. folio, small papered wax seal, blank conjoint leaf with docket title. 1726. £18.00
Thornton Heath PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Villa Residences known as 7 & 9 Bensham Manor Road... for Sale by Auction... May 2nd, 1893. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title. 1893. £12.00
Windlesham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Two Enclosures of Freehold Land... likely to become available for Building Development... For Sale by Auction... 13th Oct., 1910. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title, folding map loosely inserted. Some foxing on map and page 3. 1910. £12.00
Windlesham PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of certain Freehold & Copyhold Estates situate in the parish of Windlesham, the property of Rev. Edward Cooper, deceased, which will be Sold Pursuant to an Order of the High Court of Chancery... 21st December 1831... 3pp., sm. folio, plus docket title, folding plan. Folded. 1831. £40.00
¶ Comprises 7 Lots, the first being a family residence on an eminence near Windlesham Church.
A further selection of SURREY Items on Main Site
Back to the Top
Brighton THE NEW ALBUM OF BRIGHTON VIEWS 24 photolitho views on a folding strip. Some double page, others two to a page or single page. 4to, faded red boards with gilt decoration, edges of front boards darkened, corners slightly rubbed. Inside back board is a list of Places of Interest. c1890. £17.00
¶ Includes long panorama, views of Chain Pier, Alexandra Hospital, The Skylark, Electric Railway, Lift and Shelter Madiera Road, Hove Esplanade.
Brighton, Shipley ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 318. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19", plus wide margins. O.S. blindstamp 1884. £18.00
Brown & Rawcliffe THE CAMERA SERIES Album of Views of Brighton. Views on glossy paper on extending strip, sm. 4to, gilt, faded. 18 views, some double page, a few much smaller. Advertisement inside back board showing the Chromo Lithographer's Works at Liverpool. c1890. £12.00
¶ Each view with name of photographer at bottom.
Burpham, Parham Park, Storrington ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet L. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. 1879. £30.00
Hadlow & Sons, Ltd., Lithographers MAP OF BRIGHTON AND HOVE Plan printed in black green, size 23" x 36", scale 6" to 1 mile, bus routes shown in red. Street index. Folded. c1920. £18.00
A further selection of SUSSEX Items on Main Site
Back to the Top
Erdington RELEASE of two closes of land in Erdington called Rumbelows, John Roper of Erdington, gent. to William Smarte of Knightly in Staffordshire, now in the occupation of Jacob Heath. Vellum, size 11" x 13", decorative calligraphic initial letter (small hole in vellum in flourish above letter). Tag, lacking wax seal. Signed by 3 witnesses on verso. 1685. £36.00
Hampton in Arden LEASE of half an acre of land next to Knole Wood, John Weetman of Rowington, Yeoman, to Thomas Cheshire of Hampton, Yeoman. Large vellum sheet, engraved heading with coat of arms, small wax seal. Vellum browned and spotty, but legible. 1749. £14.00
Rugby TWO PHOTOGRAPHS of cricket teams. Unmounted prints, each size 8" x 10", one with the impressed stamp of Geo. A. Dean, Rugby, the other without a name but showing teams in front of the same doorway. Each shows a group of approx. 35, all wearing white trousers, apart from two older men wearing suits and bowler hats, some are wearing striped blazers, some plain dark ones, some white. Some wear cricket caps, others boaters. In one photograph one man is wearing pads. c1890. £85.00
¶ There is no clue as to who the players are, apart from the building. It is possibly Rugby School.
A further selection of WARWICKSHIRE Items on Main Site
Back to the Top
Bennet family of Tisbury PEDIGREE Extractd from the Records of The College of Arms. Printed sheet, size 18" x 22", folded, showing descendants of Thomas Bennet of Pyt House, down to 1847. n.d. c1890. £12.00
Box PLAN OF THE PARISH OF BOX County of Wilts. and of the Parish of Ditchridge intermixed therewith in the same county, comprising the Manors of Box, Ditchridge and Haselbury. 1841. Manuscript plan size 9" x 11", very finely drawn, in ink and full wash colour in 5 shades. Decorative title, compass rose, scale bar (scale approx 2" = 65 chains), map shown as if on a wooden roller, with roller at the bottom with fancy finials and blue ribbon ties, small decorative ornament on wooden batten at top, which is picked out in gold, as are the finials below. Shows roads, rivers, buildings, Ancient Roman Road, Great Western Railway with tunnel marked and six shafts. Shows Box and Haselbury Quarries, Browning Mill, horse and Jockey at Wormwood. Lands coloured 'green in Box parish, red in Ditchridge'. 1841. £160.00
¶ The Box tunnel opened in June 1841.
Calne Borough REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF CALNE. 2pp, with a folding Plan, by Robt. K. Dawson, coloured in outline. Scale 2" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1832. £24.00
Cricklade Election AN ACT for the preventing of Bribery and Corruption in the Election of members to serve in Parliament for the Borough of Cricklade.... 4pp, disbound, cover leaf. Recent cloth boards. 1782. £16.00
Dauntsey Swine Fever [The Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act, 1878.] THE ANIMALS ORDER. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That some yards and pigsties situate at Park Farm, in the Parish of Dauntsey, in the County of Wilts, in the occupation of Richard Matthews.... is..... determined, and declared to be a place infected with Swine Fever, and that the limits of such yards and pigsties are the limits of such infected places. Such yards and pigsties will continue to be infected places as aforesaid, until declared by the Local Authority to be free from Swine Fever. By Order, R.W. Merriman, Clerk to the Authority, Marlborough, June 22nd, 1880. Poster, size 14«" x 10", fews folds. R.F. Houlston, Printer and bookseller, Chippenham, 1880. £18.00
Devizes Improvements AN ACT for paving, lighting, cleansing, watching, and improving the Borough of Devizes.... 80pp. 1825. £20.00
¶ Contains a 6pp schedule with descriptions of properties and names of owners/occupiers concerned.
Devizes, Salisbury Plain ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XIV. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 23" x 29", trimmed to border, no marginal information. Backed with new linen, folding into recent marbled wraps, recent 8vo grained cloth slip case. c1870. £32.00
Fisherton, Wilton, Heytesbury Roads AN ACT for enlarging the Term and Powers of Four Acts.... for repairing several Roads leading from Fisherton, Wilton, Heytesbury and other Places.... 16pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1815. £11.00
Manningford Bohun AN ACT for Dividing, Alloting, and Inclosing the Open Meadow and Common Fields, Common Meadow.... within the Manor of Manningford, otherwise Manningford Bohun, in the Parish of Wilsford.... 13pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1802. £18.00
Salisbury Rebuilding AN ACT for the Removal and Rebuilding of the Council Chamber, Guildhall, and Gaol, of the City of New Sarum; and for ascertaining the Tolls of the Market, and regulating the Chairmen within the said City. Pages numbered 1-18 + docket title, small folio, folded, verso of last leaf slightly spotty and dusty, Act of Parliament. 1785. £22.00
Semington & Melksham PARTICULARS WITH PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Valuable Freehold Estate, Comprising Two Country Residences, Cottages and Gardens..... for Sale by Auction, May 31st, 1923. 14pp., sm. folio, folding plan. Wraps rather grubby.... together with.... PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of 'Littleton Wood Farm'.... August 10th, 1922. 5pp., 4to, vertical fold. 2 items. 1922 and 1923. £14.00
Swindon Water AN ACT to enable the Local Boards for the districts of Old Swindon and of Swindon New Town.... to acquire and vest the Undertaking of the Swindon Waterworks Company Limited in a Water Board to authorise the construction of Additional Waterworks for the supply of Water.... 31pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1894. £9.00
Wilton TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets No.LXVI.9 and 10. size approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Buildings, roads and water features hand coloured. Some minor edge tears, one sheet with some paper chipped away at extreme top edge. 'Record Map' stamps in margins. First Editions. 1881. £46.00
¶ The first sheet shows Wilton House, Wilton Village, Fugglestone Farm, Home Farm, Ugford, the second shows the area immediately to the west, Bemerton, and Quidhampton.
A further selection of WILTSHIRE Items on Main Site
Back to the Top
Nail Trade WILL of Richard Parker, of Stourbridge, Ironmonger. Probate copy, vellum, size 18" x 20", attractive decorative initials of the name 'Richard Parker' at head. Administration certificate attached, manuscript, signed by 3 Deputy Registers, large papered seal of The Perogative Court of Canterbury. Some slight spotting at top of larger vellum sheet, and on certificate. 1745. £32.00
¶ Bequeathes his house with outbuildings, 'with all the Seales and Beams weights Counters and Shelves & other utensills belonging to the Nail Trade, with my two Coffers weights and Seales at Worcester & my Writing Desk and Shelves in my Countinghouse', and 'the stock of nails in hand at my decease'.
Redditch JACK AND JILL Palace, Redditch. Card for pantomime of Jack and JIll, size 12" x 8", on card, holes at top for thread for hanging, illustration of Jack and Jill falling down the hill in bright colours. 1950's. £12.00
Worcester, Inkberrow GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Hand-coloured map, scale 1" to 1 mile, Sheet No. LIV S.W., size 12" x 14", plus very wide margins, key in margin. O.S. blindstamp 1899. £26.00
A further selection of WORCESTERSHIRE Items on Main Site
Back to the Top
Bartholomew's Survey Series PLAN OF HARROGATE Plan printed in green and blue and two shades of brown, size 20" x 30", linen-backed, folding into small 8vo printed card wraps. Scale 4" = half a mile. c1910. £24.00
Bowen (Emanuel) AN ACCURATE MAP OF THE COUNTY OF YORK Divided into its Ridings and Subdivided into Wopentakes, drawn from Surveys with Various Improvements Shewing also by Concentrick Circles the Distances of all places in the County from the City of York. Engraved map, hand coloured in outline, size 21" x 27", folded to small 4to but not dissected. Cartouche with title, with spinning wheel, rolls of cloth, etc. Vertical tear down almost all of one fold, repaired on verso with archival tape. Some slight loss at a few points where points leaf. One small ink blot. c1770. £65.00
Diggle (James) Borough Engineer HEYWOOD CORPORATION. In Parliament. - Session 1883. Map, Shewing the Parliamentary Limits of Water Supply. Scale 1«" to a mile, size approx. 19¬" x 15", plus margins, hand coloured, key showing Population supplied with water for each area. short tear to one margin, neatly repaired to verso, feint water stain at bottom corner. 1883. £26.00
Heywood HEYWOOD CORPORATION. IN PARLIAMENT - SESSION 1883. MAP. Shewing the Parliamentary Limits of Water Supply. Lithographed map, size 19" x 14". Scale 1«" x 1 mile. Hand-coloured to show different populations supplied with water. Repaired marginal tear. Shows supply main, reservoirs, catchment area etc. 1883. £20.00
Kingston-upon-Hull PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of A Freehold Estate at Carleton & Aldboro' In the County of York which will be Sold by Auction... at The George Inn... 5th Jan. 1819. 3pp., sm. folio, folded with docket title. 1819. £55.00
¶ Lists 15 Lots, with acreage, including the Family Mansion House in Carleton lately occupied by John Dodsworth, with description of buildings etc.
Leeds CONVEYANCE of the Water Corn Mill known as Holmes Mill, the Mill Dam, Kilns, Mill House and Buildings, messuage adjoining, in the Parish of Potter Newton, the Hon. Arthur Cole and others to James Brown. 6 large vellum sheets, 3 wax seals, on verso of one sheet is fully coloured manuscript plan, size 16" x 24", showing Mill, Dam, Chamber Ings, Quarry Close, etc., with roads. 1842. £30.00
Pudsey, Gildersome, Bowling Iron Works ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 217. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Linen-backed. 1852. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1867. £34.00
Royston, West Bretton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 262. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. 1854. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1874. £30.00
Stokesley, Great Ayton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXIX N.W. and sheets to west and south. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 25" x 36", plus margins, dissected and mounted onlinen, folding to small 4to. Water features hand-coloured. 1897. £26.00
Withernsea, Keyingham ORDANANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 6" to 1 mile. Composite map, made of six quarter sheets, top right sheet is CCXLIII. N.W. Water features hand-coloured. 'Withernsea Water' in capital letters top centre, area round Withernsea and around area to the east of Winestead Hall shaded with thick red line, windmill pump, impounding reservoir, pumping station, tank etc. marked in red ink, rising main marked in red ink. 1895. £35.00
York BILL of C. Steward & Sons, Manufacturers of Horn, Ivory & Tortoise Shell, Lanthorn Lights, Drinking Horns, Combs. Oblong 8vo., attractive printed heading with cow and tortoise. Made out to Mr. Moffat, Dumfries... together with... Letter on printed letterhead of The Yorkshire Patent Drill Co. Ltd., Millwrights, Kirbymoorside. 4to, large vignette of seed drill. 1870 and 1911. £8.00
A further selection of YORKSHIRE Items on Main Site
Back to the Top
Guernsey FETE CIVIQUE Plusieurs personnes ayant exprime le desir d'avoir un detail circonstancie de ce qui se passait Jeudi le 26 aout, 1819... on a cru devior rassembler sur cette feuille la relation suivante, tire de l'Independance... Folio sheet printed on one side only, in French, in three columns describing the presentation of a silver vase to Jean Guille, Colonel of the North Militia, with procession, speeches etc., and a poem by 'Zakarie' which appears to be in Guernesiaise French. Sheet stained brown over half its area. Dumaresq et Mauger, Printer. St. Peter Port. Price 1d. 1819. £24.00
Guernsey GUERNSEY RACES 1832 Lancresse Common. Handbill listing five different races, with prizes, owner, colours, name of horse, weight, woodcut of horses racing and people in grandstand at top. Size 14" x 7", small piece torn from top margin, small pieces of blue paper stuck to corners and one in margin, on verso, where once glued to album leaf at corners, small repair on verso at one fold. Printed by Authority of the Race Committee, by S. Barbet, 1832. £40.00
¶ Races include 'Sir William Keppel's Plate', 'A Maiden Plate of Ten Pounds, for Horses bred in the Island...'
Guernsey militia LES SOUS OFFICIERS ET SOLDATS du Regiment du Nord de la Milice de Guernsey au Colonel Jean Guille.... Tribute to their Colonel welcoming him back to the command of their regiment and praising his virtues, signed by two sergeant majors and 21 other solders 'Soldats et Compatriotes'. Manuscript on thick paper, rolled, 26 lines in a small neat hand, large heading. Overall size of paper 20" x 20", a few small repaired edge tears. juin 18, 1820. £65.00
¶ Colonel Guille had been dismissed from the Militia and was subsequently re-instated. Among the names of the signatories are: Le Mesurier, Cohu, Le Maitre, Le Noury, Girard, Roussel.
Guille family, Guernsey MANUSCRIPT RECIPE BOOK 90 pages of recipes in 4to notebook, purple boards, partly spotty. Inscription on fly-leaf 'Louisa Guille, January 24th, 1873.' Inner joint broken. Some of the titles of recipes written in 'Gothic' style lettering. The recipes have been added over a period time, some being dated in the 1880's. 1873. £46.00
¶ Includes Ginger Biscuits, Wine Biscuits, Raspberry Sandwiches, Guernsey Conger Soup, Lobster Cutlets, Claret Jelly, Eggs a la Litton Cheney.
Leroy (Henri), Printer LE BAILLAGE Journal Officiel de la Societe Royale D'Agriculture et D'Horticulture de Guernsey. Broadsheet style journal, 4pp., folded, in French but with a few articles in English, including a long article on 'John Guille, formerly Bailiff of Guernsey'. 21 janvier, 1893. £12.00
Maillard (Wm.), Publisher THE COMET Guernsey, Thursday January 5, 1843. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp. Traces of folds. 1843. £14.00
¶ Contains three-column article on the swearing in of new Bailiff J. Guille, Stoppage of the Yorkshire Agricultural Bank, etc.
Stevens-Guille (Lt. G.F.) ST. GEORGE ESTATE 1921. From a survey by Lieut. G.F. Stevens-Guille. A regulated triangulated survey plotted on a long side GW of 1900 feet calculated from a measured base of 282 feet... Manuscript plan in ink on waxed cotton, 2" = 100ft., size 21" x 25". Compass rose, scale bar, drawing of house below title. Shows buildings, fields with hedges, ruined chapel, garden etc. 1921. £20.00
A further selection of CHANNEL ISLANDS Items on Main Site
Back to the Top
Irish Postage AN ACT to grant to His Majesty certain additional Duties upon Letters and Packets sent by the Post within Ireland. Pages numbered 481-482, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1810. £14.00
Irish Window Tax AN ACT to grant to His Majesty an additional Duty on Dwelling Houses in Ireland, in respect of the Windows or Lights therein. Pages numbered 485-486, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1810. £12.00
Irish Workers AN ACT to prevent unlawful Combinations of Workmen, Artificers, Journeymen, and Labourers, in Ireland.... Pages numbered 877-887, small folio, black letter, disbound, ex-lib. with a couple of indelible stamps, slight stain to foot of one leaf, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1803. £12.00
A further selection of IRISH Items on Main Site
Back to the Top
Dunbar, Haddingtonshire REPORT ON THE BURGH OF DUNBAR. Folio, folding engraved plan coloured in outline, with a sheet of text printed on one side only. (1832) £22.00
Edinburgh DEFENCES for William Scott, Assistant Clerk to the Bills, in the Action at the Instance of John Smith, Writer to the Signet. 15pp., 4to, sewn at margin, vertical fold. James Clarke & Co., Printers, Old Stamp Office, 1825. £18.00
Forth Bridge TWO PHOTOGRAPHS of the bridge under construction. One taken from a point close to the bridge, looking up, people standing on the shore, titled in white in plate 'Forth Bridge. 7082. G.W.W', the other from further away, titled 'Forth Bridge From The South 6975 G.W.W', both giving dimensions (span etc.) Size approx. 5" x 8", mounted on two album leaves. Some slight haziness in the distance in both photographs. 1880's. £60.00
¶ The photographer was George Washington Wilson.
Haddington REPORT ON THE BURGH OF HADDINGTON. Folio, engraved plan coloured in outline, with a sheet of text printed on one side only, couple of short tears to inner margin text leaf. c183-. £18.00
Johnston's CYCLING AND AUTOMOBILE MAP of Edinburgh, Perth and Dundee Districts. Scale 3 miles to an inch. Folding map backed with linen, stiff wraps. Library stamp on verso. c1920 or earlier. £14.00
Scottish Militia AN ACT for amending the laws relating to the Local Militia in Scotland. Pages numbered 609-682, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1812. £10.00
Uphall, Linlithgow EXTENSIVE SALE OF GROWING CROP Draught Horses, Farm Stocking, and Household Furniture, at Powflatts.... To be Sold by Public Roup.... The Crop consists of about 6 acres of Wheat, 10 of Barley.... 3 Draught Horses, 2 Mares, 10 Milch Cows.... Poster, size 11" x 9". Half-inch tear in paper at centre with slight wear, small piece torn from right margin, not affecting text, folds. 1841. £14.00
A further selection of SCOTTISH Items on Main Site
Back to the Top
Aberdovey ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Quarter sheet with borders all round, size 13" x 18", folded, a small brown mark at one fold. 1890. £10.00
¶ '59 S.E' in pencil on verso.
Bacon's CYCLING AND MOTORING MAP OF SOUTH WALES With Index to towns. Scale half an inch to a mile. Size 27" x 38", linen-backed, attractive colour-printed 8vo cloth-covered boards, showing motorists. c1905. £10.00
Barmouth, Plynlimmon ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Part of Sheet LIX. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Composed of two quarter sheets only, covering Barmouth, Dovey Estuary. Border top, bottom and left. Size 24" x 19", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo beige wraps with small key map. c1845. £28.00
¶ The top half of the map has the main water features and some towns hand-coloured.
Brecon LEASE of tenement, barn, kiln, beasthouse, and lands adjoining the Glebe in Langeney, Stephen Boollis of Trewithin, founder, to John Edwards of Langeney. Vellum, size 11" x 25", signed with his mark by Boollis, wax seal on tag. Some waterstaining along one fold, some rubbing at folds with loss of some letters, but legible. Memorandum on verso signed by 7 witnesses. 1692. £25.00
Bridgend TRADESMEN'S MAY DAY SHOW and Horse Parade. Programme, 4pp., 8vo. Lists prizes for Best Cob in Harness, Best Cart Horse etc. (35 classes). 1905. £7.00
Holyhead Harbour AN ACT for the improving and completing the Harbour in the Isle of Anglesea. Pages numbered 581-590, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1810. £20.00
Llanfair, Montgomery MORTGAGE of an Estate called Melin y Grug in the Parishes of Llanfair and Llanerfyl in the County of Montgomery, Edward Mortimer Green to Robert Wigram Crawford and others. Vellum, 7 sheets size 23" x 27", including 3 sheets of Schedules, with name of tenants, number on plan etc. 3 wax seals. With fine fully hand-coloured manuscript plan of the estate attached, on cartridge paper, backed with linen, size 27" x 55". Shows fields, buildings, streams, woodland, quarry, turbary, bushes of rushes, lake of Lynn Hir, adjoining owners named. 1861. £110.00
Pembroke ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXXVIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 25" x 37", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into beige paper wraps, with small key map. Paper watermarked 1851. £24.00
¶ Covers Skokholm Island, Pembroke, Ragwen Point, half of the area is sea.
Rock Bros. Ltd., Publishers 25O VIEW OF LLANDUDNO AND DISTRICT North Wales. Size 11" x 9", boards with gilt decoration, slight faded, some light rubbing at corners. Title page with picture of a Welsh woman in shawl and tall hat, and one leaf with eight photgraphs of Welsh women in costume. Central leaf loose from staples. c1900. £25.00
¶ Includes Conway Castle, Rhyl, Ruthin, Bettws-y-Coed, Bangor, Snowden Railway etc.
Ruthin Rural District Council JOURNAL OF INSPECTOR OF NUISANCES 1900-1907. Three ledgers, size 10" x 14", half parchment boards. Approx. 100 double-page spreads, with printed columns for situation of property, owner and occupier, conditions requiring comment etc., action taken. Approx. 400 cases in each ledger. 1900-1907. £65.00
¶ Cases include disinfection after diptheria and typhoid fever, discharging of drains onto roads, delapidated roofs, fencing of shaft at mine, defective water supply etc.
South Wales ORDNANCE SURVEY Quarter-Inch Map. Sheet 7. Fourth Edition. With National Grid. Folding to blue and buff wraps size 12" x 5", key map and coat of arms on front wrap. Town plans at rear. Linen-backed. First Published 1946. £9.00
Valentine & Sons VIEWS OF NORTH WALES 24 pages of views, some full page, some much smaller. Decorative gilt boards, size 11" x 8", with figure of lady in Welsh costume drinking tea. Staple rusty hence loose in case. Boards rubbed at edges. c1910. £14.00
A further selection of WELSH Items on Main Site
Back to the Top
Allen family, Lancashire & Cheshire COPY OF A PEDIGREE drawn up by my father in his handwriting for the information of J. Beever, Solicitor, Manchester, 1835, Thomas Balguy Allen, Coggeshall, Kelvedon, Essex, 1866. Manuscript pedigree size 13" x 33", from Joseph Allen died 1769 to Joseph born 1834. Sketch of arms in corner. 1866. £22.00
Annuities AN ACT for Raising Monies by Sale of several Annuities, for Carrying on the present War. Cover leaf + 18pp., disbound. Black letter, with floral initial letter. Act of Parliament. 1704. £24.00
Berkshire, Surrey ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 285. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19". Borders all round, trimmed to margins, linen-backed, folding into marbled endpapers. Some slight browning of linen at sections. c1870. £14.00
¶ Covers Aldershot, Guildford.
Bristol, London & Southern Counties Railway ESTIMATE OF EXPENSE for Railways No 1-6. 10pp., folio. In Parliament Session 1903. £25.00
¶ Gives cost of earthworks, tunnels, bridges, viaducts, permanent way, etc.
Bristol, North Somerset, Monmouthshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Part of Sheet XXV. S.W. quarter only, border trimmed away, no marginal information. Scale 1" x 1 mile. Size 12" x 15". 1850 or earlier. £12.00
¶ Covers Clevedon, New Passage, Bristol.
Coronation of Edward VII THE GRAPHIC Special Double Coronation Naval Review Number. August 23, 1902. Illustrated magazine, folio. Pages numbered 229-268. Fine illustration in blue on front wrap of a navy ship, with extra double-page supplements showing the naval review. 1902. £22.00
Cotton Manufacture AN ACT for settling Disputes that may arise between Masters and Workmen engaged in the Cotton Manufacture in that Part of Great Britain called England. Pages numbered 741-750, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1800. £14.00
Countess of Buckinghamshire TO ALBINIA, COUNTESS OF BUCKINGHAMSHIRE To Be Distributed At the Flower Tent, At Her Venetian Breakfast, July 9, 1812. Printed slip with a six-line poem, printed in a small type-face, size 3" x 4". 1812. £18.00
¶ Albinia, Countess of Buckinghamshire, nee Bertie, well-known socialite and gambler, featured in numerous caricatures by Gilray.
Devon & Somerset GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. XXVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Printed surface 24" x 36". Hand-coloured, key in sea area. Embossed stamp of Board of Agriculture, 1896. £55.00
¶ Shows area from Braunton Burrows to Countesbury. Over half the map is sea area.
Devon and Dorset ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sidmouth and Lyme Regis. Fifth Edition. Sheet No. 139. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Blue and black Ellis Martin Cover with hiker, cloth-backed. 1937. £9.50
Devon and Somerset Railway Company REPORT AND ACCOUNTS for the Half-Year Ended 30th June, 1876. 8pp., sm. folio. 1876. £22.00
Dominica ACCOUNT His Honor John Matson President of the Island of Dominica from the fourth day of July 1796 to 31st December 1796. Large sheet, manuscript, with debit and credit account. Includes money paid for Provisions issued to the loyal Dominica Regiment, distressed emigrants etc. Two items on debit side and one on credit. Signed by Matson and two other officials. Repaired split at fold... together with folio sheet listing sums due to John Hall for rum, beef, flour, to Hampstead, Grand Bay etc., with receipt for the sum paid by John Matson. Repaired split at fold. 1796. £18.00
Dorset and Somerset GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. XVIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 31", fully hand-coloured, key down left hand margin. Published 1875. Impressed stamp of Board of Agriculture 1890. £85.00
¶ Covers Langport, Wincanton, Piddleton, Beaminster.
Duties AN ACT for continuing duties upon low wines, coffee, tea, chocolate, spices and pictures, and upon hawkers, pedlars, and petty chapmen, and upon muslins... 18pp., cover leaf, disbound, Act of Parliament. Black letter with floral initial letter. 1704. £24.00
¶ With interesting listing of drugs including Jesuits Bark, Oil of Aniseeds, Oil of Peony, Sal Tamariscae, Snake Root etc.
East Anglia ORDNANCE SURVEY Quarter-Inch Map. With National Grid. Sheet 9. Fourth Edition. Folding to wraps size 12" x 5", blue and buff wraps with key map illustration of driver reading map. Town plans at rear. Very small owner's name written at top edge of wrap. Linen-backed. 1930's. £8.00
Edward VII THE GRAPHIC Special Double Number, With Which is Incorporated The Ordinary Number of June 28. Folio, decorative green wraps. Pages numbered 861-908. Profusely illustrated. 1902. £16.00
Examination of Witnesses AN ACT to declare the Law with respect to Winesses refusing to answer. Pages numbered 285-286, disbound, fore-edges slightly frayed, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1806. £18.00
Eyre and Strahan, Printers to the King BY THE KING. A PROCLAMATION, FOR A GENERAL FAST. George R. We, taking into Our most serious Consideration the just and neccessary War in which We are engaged... hereby command That a publick Day of Fasting and Humiliation be observed... God save the King. Folio sheet with coat of arms at head, size 16" x 12", printed on one side only, title in large letters, setting out the arrangement for a day of Fasting on 17th February next. 20 lines of text. Traces of folds, some slight creasing. 1808. £80.00
Festival of Britain CATALOGUE OF EVENTS AND ACTIVITIES arranged by local authorities and Festival of Britain Committees throughout the country, up to October 31, 1950. 25pp., oblong 8vo, printed wraps, stapled. 1951. £16.00
¶ Lists events planned by Municipal Corporations, Metropolitan Boroughs, Parish Councils, Urban District Councils etc., all listed alphabetically, in chart form. Projects included exhibitions, lectures, music festivals, bowls tournaments, construction of tennis courts, tree-planting etc.
Feudal and Seignioral Rights AN ACT to provide for the Extinction of Feudal and Seignioral Rights and Burthens on Lands held 'a Titre de Fief' and 'a Titre de Cens', in the Province of Lower Canada; and for the gradual Conversion of those Tenures into the Tenure of Free and Common Soccage; and for other purposes relating to the said Province. Pages numbered 537-546, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Strahan, 1825. £15.00
First World War LETTER signed 'Roberts, F.M.', to a Mr Paull in London, thanking him for the donation of field glasses 'Your glasses will be of the greatest possible service to our Non-Commissioned officers in the field'. 7 lines, typewritten, 4to, with printed address, 'Englemere, Ascot'. No envelope. Nov. 5th, 1914. £15.00
First World War SIX LETTERS to Mr Sanford (Eddy) from different correspondents, mainly London, thanking him for presents of wild duck 'in these hard times they are doubly welcome', and giving news of their relatives serving in the war. Small 8vo, all dated Jan. 1915, 2-8 pages. 1915. £28.00
¶ '(Lewis) has been lucky in his trenches, the last had a brick floor! He was knocked down by the concussion of a Bomb but only made dizzy... a German deserter came into their Trenches carrying tea to a sniper. He shouted mercy mercy when he saw the trench... a wonder he was not shot...' Possibly related to the Sanford who was rector of Combe Florey in Somerset.
Forest of Dean and New Forest Rents AN ACT for regulating the Exercise of the Right of Common of Pasture in the New Forest, in the County of Southampton; for repealing certain parts of Two Acts, passed in the Thirty-ninth and Fortieth and the Fifty-second Years of His present Majesty; and for the better collection and recovery of the Gale Rents in the Forest of Dean.... Pages numbered 949-954, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1819. £12.00
French Wines AN ACT for permitting French Wines to be imported into Great Britain in Bottles or Flasks, under certain Restrictions. Pages numbered 409-410, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1802. £12.00
Gloucestershire and Wiltshire GEOLOGICAL SURVEY SHEET Sheet XXXIV. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Hand-coloured map. Size 27" x 33", coloured key in margin. Railways inserted to 1890. Blindstamp of Board of Agriculture, 1893. £75.00
¶ Covers Minchinhampton, Tetbury, Chippenham, Cirencester, Swindon.
Great Western Railway WIDOWS AND ORPHANS' BENEVOLENT FUND Statement of Account, Year ended 31st December, 1880. 3pp., 4to, with 1p. Report by Secretary, detailing number of widows looked after etc., list of Committee. 1880. £18.00
¶ One of the Trustees was Sir Daniel Gooch.
Hackney Carriages AN ACT to authorize the licensing an additional Number of Hackney Coaches. Pages numbered 649-651, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1802. £11.00
Hampshire & Berkshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 30". Linen-backed and folding to 4to, silk edging tape, frayed in places. Section at top right 5" deep butted in from a quarter sheet and extending out 3" from edge at right. Two railways drawn in in red ink. A 3" and a 1" split in linen at one fold. Electrotype 1879-82. £28.00
¶ Covers Basingstoke, Hungerford, Wokingham.
Hazell, Watson & Viney, Publisher THE KING of Illustrated Papers. Saturday, February 2nd, 1901. 29pp., folio, plus sixteen-page Supplement on The Proclamation of King Edward the Seventh, separately paginated and stapled. 1901. £10.00
Insane Persons AN ACT for the Custody of Insane Persons charged with Offences. Pages numbered 761-763, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1800. £22.00
Irish Linen AN ACT to Permit the Exportation of Irish Linen-Cloth to the Plantations, and to Prohibit the Importation of Scotch-Linen into Ireland. Cover leaf + 18pp., disbound. Black letter, with floral initial letter. Act of Parliament. 1704. £22.00
¶ The last part of the Act mentions a frigate called 'Hern', Master William Morris, which was chased into Limerick by a French Privateer, and Raymond Roodey, deceased, of Chester, Merchant, who was indebted to His Majesty the King.
Kent, Essex, Surrey PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable... Properties, including securities at Croydon, Ladywell, Gravesend, Norwood... and in London, together with 'The Docks Estate' Plaistow... Which will be Sold by Auction... March 25th, 1908. 13pp., folio, plus large folding plan. Stiff wraps printed in red and black, slight wear at spine, one leaf loose. Lots which sold crossed through with ink line and price marked, unsold lots marked with reserve in code. Slight vertical crease.2 1908. £30.00
¶ Includes 'The Freemason's Railway Hotel', Ladywell; 127 Gower Street, London; 121 Lansdowne Road, Notting Hill.
ILLUSTRATED MANUSCRIPT Liverpool, Taunton, Exeter, Ilminster, Somerton, etc. JOURNAL OF EXCURSIONS 8vo plain paper notebook, half calf, gilt, marbled boards, corners rubbed, calf at top of spine torn across, corners rubbed, paper on front board rubbed near edge, gilt decoration on spine, with title 'Excursions' (title rubbed). Front inner hinge broken, thus front board and spine, although in one piece, have parted from the contents. 148 pages of manuscript in a very neat hand, mostly written on one side only, interleaved with 24 large steel-engraved vignette views, approx. size of engraved surface approx. 5" x 6", illustrating the text. There is an Index of 'Cities and Villages'. The greater part of the journal covers Somerset, and it is possible the writer lived in Bristol, as he describes day excursions from Bristol, and a train trip from Bristol to Liverpool. There is a great deal of architectural and historical detail, and the description for the larger places is arranged in the form of town 'Walks' (there are five for Liverpool), covering the sights street by street. Circa 1844. £260.00
¶ Places visited are: Liverpool, (38pp.); Chester (10p); Taunton (13p); Ilminster (5p); Exeter (19p, five 'Walks'); Sherbourne (9p), and then: Banwell ('Banwell Caves are two extensive Caverns 40ft high and 50-60 broad, one of them is remarkable for its beautiful stalactites - there is also a natural stone seat with round back at the end of the cavern called the Bishop's Chair. The second cavern contained many fossil bones, now removed to Mr. Beard's near the cavern.'); Abridge, Cheddar, Langport, Fivehead, Burton Pinsent, Langport, Ilchester ('Long Load - remarkable for its stone dressing Works by steam where the blue lias of the neighbouring hills are polished like marble and cut into every variety of form by saws driven by steam'), Martock, Somerton, Compton Dunder, Glastonbury (with plan of town cut from a Sales Particular), Wells, Wookey Hole, Shepton Mallet. At Littleton he points to a column on a hill asking a local boy its name. He replies 'I never heard as how anything grawed there, some o' em do try a little wheat but doant never do them hills be too high and cold'.
London & North-western Railway AN ACT to enable the London and North-western Railway Company to construct a Branch Railway to Saint Albans.... 6pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1853. £16.00
Maison de la Belle Jardiniere, Angers EIGHT ADVERTISING CARDS showing children, four of them with girls in granny spectacles sewing or knitting. Coloured card on thin paper with details of shop ('Habillements, Tout Faits sur Mesure pour Hommes et pour Enfants' 'Membre du Jury Exposition Universelle Paris 1878') on verso. c1900. £18.00
¶ The pictures seem to be based on photographs.
Mambury Estate, Devon and Cornwall PLANS, PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS for the Sale of Valuable Freehold Farms, Small Holdings, Accommodation Lands and House Property, in the Parishes of Morwenstowe, Shebbear, Langtree, Frithelstock, Newton St. Petrock, Broadworthy, West Putford, Great Torrington.. on July 1st, 1919. Folio, 20pp., folio, original printed wraps, seven plans in pocket at rear, most of them folding. Pages with creases across the corners, some minor wear at spine. 1919. £42.00
North East England, Eastern Counties (N) TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets 3 and 6. Scale quarter inch to 1 mile. Covers in blue and buff showing motor-cyclist reading map, coat of arms below. Cloth-backed. 2 items. Third Edition. c1930. £14.00
North Wales and South Wales TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets 4 and 7. Scale quarter inch to 1 mile. Covers in blue and buff showing motor-cyclist reading map, coat of arms below. Cloth-backed. 2 items. Third Edition. c1930. £14.00
Northumberland and Durham PARTICULARS OF THE REAL ESTATES of John William Bacon Forster, Deceased, Remaining Unsold... are to be Sold by Charles Wren, the Receiver of the said Estates... at the House of Charles McDonald, the Sign of The Blue Bell, at Belford... 3rd Day of May, 1790, and at the House of Matthew Dods, the Sign of The Queen's Head, in Wolsingham, 13th day of May, 1790. 15pp., small folio, folded with docket title, sewn at edge. Docket title slightly dust, with small tear at fold. With detailed Schedules. Includes:- The Manor of Adderstone, the Corn Tithes of Newham, Tedcastle in Warden, in Northumberland, Wolsingham, House and Shop in the Market Place, Bishop Auckland, large seven-roomed house in Old Elvet, Durham, in the county of Durham. 1790. £85.00
¶ A sale subsequent on a Case in Chancery 'Tew and Forster against Earl Winterton' and 'Forster against Forster'.
Northumberland and Devon WILL of John Clarke of Newcastle upon Tyne. Probate copy on vellum, size 22" x 25", preamble in Latin, papered wax seal (pieces of wax missing). 1696. £30.00
¶ Leaves land at Frithelstock, Devon, leases in Yorkshire and Northumberland (including mill at Langhangton, Alnwick North Demesne, his right and title in Billy Moore Colliery, lands in the 'Manor of Tinmouth' purchased of William Blackett and others, ten pounds to the poor of Newcastle, etc.
Nottingham and Derbyshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LXXI. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 29", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 4to, silk edging tape missing in some places. 8" tear in linen at one fold, and some small splits in linen at one point where folds meet, some branch railways added in purple ink. Railways inserted to 1881. £20.00
¶ Covers Derby, Nottingham, Alfreton, Loughborough.
Paris Exhibition NINE CHROMOLITH CARDS with views of the Exposition de 1900. Printed in colours and gold, size approx. 3" x 4", printed backs, 3 cards advertising 'A La Ville de Strasbourg, Av. d'Italie', 3 for 'E. Joanne, Paris', and 3 other various firms. 1900. £18.00
¶ Shows 'Palais de la Ceramique', 'Palais de l'Education', 'Panorama Generale', 'Porte Monumentale' etc.
Plymouth and Looe ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 348. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 14" x 19", plus margins. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 8vo, cloth endpapers. 1" split in linen at one fold. 1893. £16.00
¶ Covers most of Plymouth, Polperro, Liskeard.
Pomeroy (William), Compiled by ELEGANT SELECTIONS, ON SACRED SUBECTS Selected and Compiled by William Pomeroy. 1826. 180 pages, size 16" x 13", written on rectos only, each page full of text. No blank pages. Full calf, rubbed, with piece torn away in one place, front board almost detached, morocco lettering piece on spine with title 'Sacred Subjects'. Inscription on fly-leaf stating the book was presented to Tiverton Library by a relative of the Pomeroy family in 1946. Library label on front paste-down. Title page in decorative border, with leaves etc., and a variety of lettering styles. The Preface gives categories of extracts, and the various authorities (including Percy's Anecdotes, Rev. C. Bradley, Christian Guardian, Methodist Magazines, etc.) A few pages slightly spotted, small brown stain affecting the first few leaves. About a sixth of the pages have a particularly decorative border, but all have some kind of border. 1826. £140.00
¶ Includes accounts of Toplady, Whitfield, Wesley, Archbishop Leighton, Rev. Dr. C. Bayley, 'The Dying Negro', anecdote of Hannah More and her work at Cheddar, etc.
Punishment of the Pillory AN ACT to abolish the Punishment of the Pillory, except in certain Cases. Pages numbered 1149-1150, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1816. £14.00
Queen Victoria SPECIAL FORMS OF SERVICE in Commemoration of Her Late Majesty Queen Victoria... to be Used in All Churches and Chapels... Either on the Day of the Funeral or on the most convenient Day within the Octave. 14pp., small 4to, mourning borders to each page. A few small foxing spots on title. Eyre and Spottiswoode. 1901. £8.00
Queen Victoria THE TIMES Monday, February 4t, 1901. 20pp., broadsheet newspaper, each page with mourning border. Horizontal fold. 1901. £15.00
¶ Detailed report on the funeral, 'Arrival at Portsmouth' etc.
Queen Victoria THE GENTLEWOMAN'S RECORD 60 Years of the Glorious Reign of Victoria the Good. 1837 - 1897. Illustrated magazine giving the story of the reign from a woman's point of view. 44pp., folio, wraps, fine front wrap chromolithographed in red and gold. Many photographs, and decorative adverts. for clothing. Includes a fine coloured portrait of the queen, loosely inserted, printed on satin 'similar to that which Her Majesty has graciously accepted.' 1897. £22.00
Rome LETTER to a 'Mr Thomas', signature illegible, but with printed address of 19, Bonchurch Rd., N. Kensington. Says the 'double-page block' will soon be finished, and notes 'the two bell towers of the Pantheon at Rome are now being pulled down... if you think the matter would be worth illustrating I have a large photograph...'. With small pen drawing of Pantheon on second page, noting 'Bernini's ears'. Undated. Probably 1883. £12.00
S.D.U.K. MARSEILLE Ancient Marsilia. Town plan, size 12«" x 16". Narrow margins. Slight crease top left corner. 1840. £35.00
Salt and Herring AN ACT for continuing the Duties upon Salt, and upon Red and White Herrings.... 5pp, disbound, plus cover leaf. 1753. £10.00
Scientific Instruments CATALOGUE of Auction Sale of Fine Scientific and Philosophical Instruments. Christie's, March 30th, 1989. 73pp., 4to, numerous coloured and black and white illustrations... together with similar catalogues for sale on December 14th, 1989, and 21st June, 1990. 2 items. 1989. £16.00
¶ Includes dials, marine instruments, pocket globes, etc.
Severn Valley Railway AN ACT to authorize the Severn Valley Railway Company to raise further Sums of Money and to make certain Works in Connection with their Railway.... 6pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1864. £10.00
Silver Coins AN ACT for the further prevention of the counterfeiting of Silver Tokens issued by the Governor and Company of the Bank of England, called Dollars, and of Silver Pieces issued and circulated by the said Governor and Company, called Tokens.... 4pp, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1812. £14.00
Slave Trade AN ACT for carrying into effect the Treaty between Her Majesty and the Republic of the Equator for the Abolition of the Traffic in Slaves. Pages numbered 1205-1230, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament, a few foxing spots on first three pages. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1848. £30.00
Slave Trade AN ACT to continue, until Eight Months after the Commencement of the next Session of Parliament, an Act for authorizing Her Majesty to carry into immediate Execution, by Orders in Council, any Treaties for the Suppression of the Slave Trade. Pages numbered 473-483, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre, and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1840. £16.00
Smith's NEW MAP OF ENGLAND AND WALES With Part of Scotland, Including the Turnpike and principal Cross Road, the Course of the Rivers & Navigable Canals... Engraved map, counties shaded in light wash colour, roads, county boundaries etc., in denser colour. Size 46" x 37", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to small 4to. Scale 1" = approx. 10 miles. Printed for C. Smith, Mapseller, 172 Strand, June 4th 1806. £140.00
¶ Covers Scotland as far north as Selkirk, part of the coast of Ireland.
Somerset and Devon NOTES ON THE MILITARY CAREERS of members of the Corfield and Blundell family. Two large folio printed forms, with column headings for Name, Season of appt., Ensign or 2nd Lieut., Captain, and higher ranks, and Services. Notes in manuscript for George Snow Blundell, Frederick, Charles and Alfred Corfield, William D'Oyly Burgh. No date. Probably compiled c1900. £24.00
¶ Detailed information on their service in the Army in India, for example among the exploits of Frederick Corfield 'He was given command of 20th N.I. 7th March 1842 and commanded it throughout the 2nd Sikh War 1848-9 including the crossing of the Cherrab river and the battles of Chillianwala & Goojerat, medal with 2 clasps.'
Stanford's MAP OF THE UNITED STATES Showing the Principal United States and Canadian Railways Quoted in the Daily Stock Exchange Lists. Colour printed map, size 28" x 43", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo cloth-covered boards, printed label. Railways shown in different colours according to company. Key to 31 railways. c1900. £120.00
State of the Poor AN ACT for obliging Overseers of the Poor to make Returns, upon Oath, to certain Questions specified therein, relative to the State of the Poor. Cover leaf + pages numbered 1039-1047, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. Few spots and signs where once folded. London: C. Eyre and W. Strahan, 1786. £14.00
Sussex and London ELLEN RAPLEY'S DIARY Beginning from a Child. Manuscript in 'The Churchman's Almanack 1872', size approx. 6" x 5", limp wraps. 50p. a.e.g. 1872. £75.00
¶ 'I have often thought of writing the history of my life, not that I consider it anything worth writing but still it is a life... I must say that imperfections must not be noticed as I had a very poor education...'. She is brought up by her grandmother at Petworth as her mother is in service in London. Speaks of her work in the harvest field, visits to 'Kirdford Club', Wesborough Green Fair, etc., a visit to an uncle who was better off and had a farm near Esher. She joins her mother in service in London 'I was a very raw country girl when I first went... I talked so broad...'. She gets a post as underhousemaid at a boarding house in Hanover Square. Later she works at Hackney, and Dalston. At the end of the account she finds a place back at Petworth 'The Place I am going to speak of is 'Hilliers' (which still exists, in Horsham Road), where much of my life has been spent lately. Col. Bartelotte was living there then and I was engaged as Schoolroom Maid... I had very agreeable fellow servants... I had arrived at the age of nineteen...' Accounts of their lives by women in service are rare.
Thansgiving Week 1945 COMMEMORATION BOOK 17p. printed on one side of paper only, floral decoration at top of each page in red, parchment wraps with title in red and branch in gold, silk tie. Each page has an address by statesmen, military figures, churchmen, royalty etc. Some 'cockling' at bottom of front wrap, library label inside front wrap, and small library label on back wrap. 1945. £12.00
The Spectator Ltd. THE QUEEN'S BEST MONUMENT And Other Articles, Notes, Poems, And Letters On The Queen. A Memorial Reprint From The Spectator. 79pp. 8vo, printed wraps. 1901. £8.00
Thompson & Co. THE IDOLICE CONFECTIONER Edited by 'Craftsman'. Catalogue and recipe book of cake decoration manufacturer, aimed at bakeries. 19pp, 4to, illusts. Some stab holes in front wrap. 1930's. £8.00
Tonypandy, Glam. EMPIRE THEATRE Frank Fortescue's Spectacular Comic Pantomime Mother Goose. Printed in bright red, blue and yellow, on card size 12" x 8«", holes at top for hanging, picture of Mother Goose riding a goose, with broomstick, list of cast. 1950's. £12.00
Unlawful Oaths AN ACT for more effectually preventing the administering or taking of unlawful Oaths. Cover leaf + pages numbered 1887-1888, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1797. £12.00
Van Hammee (Ernest), Published by BELGIUM AT WAR Text by Maurice Maeterlinck, Cyriel Buysse, L. Dumont Wilden. Illustrated Album. 48pp., folio, wraps with illustration of soldier, silk ribbon tie in Belgian colours. Many illustrations. Text in English, but caption to photographs in French and English. August 1918. £18.00
¶ Includes photos of Belgian flying aces, munitions factories, colonial effort etc.
Westmoreland and Yorkshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet CII.S.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19", mounted on linen, folding to 4to. Border all round. c1860. £16.00
White Funnel Fleet SAILINGS FROM THE HARBOUR, CLOVELLY Season 1959. Sailings to Lundy Island (To Land). Timetable listing details of trips, with fares. Single sheet, 4to, printed on both sides in blue, heading with picture of steamer. Small edge tear... together with similar sheet 'Sailings from Birnbeck Pier, Weston-super-Mare', 1958. 1958 and 1959. £12.00
Wiltshire and Somerset GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. (GENERAL POWERS) DIVERSION OF ROAD Near Limpley Stoke. Parish of Winsley. Plan and sections, size 23" x 30", scale approx. 10 chains = 3". Linen backed. Shows Bathampton Branch Railway, river, Chatley House, Avonside House .. bound with... Diversion of Road and Path near Dunkerton. Plan and sections. Shows roads, railway in course of construction, paths etc. Held together at left edge with wide linen strip. Some slight darkening of paper along top margins. Kell & Son, Lithographer. Session 1909. £60.00
Worcestershire and Monmouth SETTLEMENT on the Marriage of Major General Burr with Mary Davis of Chepstow. 14 large vellum sheets, 4 wax seals. Refers to messuage, farms, public house at Alvington, tenements at Tiddenham, house, cottages, and messuage with warehouse and counting house in Chepstow, detailing occupiers and rents paid, together with long list of named pasture lands, orchards etc. in Alvington and Chepstow, and the Right of Presentation to the Vicarage of Chepstow. 5 wax seals. 1808. £38.00
Workington AN ACT for repairing the Road from the City of Carlisle.... to the Market and Sea-port Town of Workington.... 32pp, disbound, plus cover leaf. Off-setting. Act of Parliament. 1753. £10.00
Yorkshire, Cheshire MAP OF RESERVOIRS Untitled lithographically printed map in black and two colours, showing some reservoirs in red, some in blue. Size 22" x 32". Shows roads, railways, rivers. Covers area from Chesterfield to Holmfirth. c1910. £18.00
This is an old catalogue and many of these items are probably sold.
Please contact as I may have similar items in stock.
It shows the range of items I specialise in BUYING and SELLING.