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Ampthill ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 21. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 27" x 37". Water features hand-coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo paper endpapers. Small railway cutting shaded in pink. Land around Brockhill Pastures coloured in pink. Surface slightly dusty, some slight browning at paper edges of some sections along one fold. Second edition without contours. 1885. £20.00
¶ Covers Maulden, Marston Moretaine, Lidlington.
Baldock PARTICULARS of a Small but Valuable Estate known as the 'Vine Farm', Possessing extensive Common Rights, and partly bounded by a Trout Stream.... a neat snug House easily convertible into a Sporting Box.... which will be Sold by Auction.... November 9th, 1824.... 3pp, sm. folio, plus docket title, folded. Some wear at one fold in 'Conditions of Sale', three small edge tears. 1824. £42.00
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Greenham ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Freehold Residential and Sporting Property well known as the Greenham Lodge Estate... for sale by auction... 20th September, 1938. 76pp., printed wraps, which are slightly dusty, size 13" x 8«", large folding coloured plan in pocket at rear, 6 photographic plates with 2 views on each plate. 1938. £65.00
¶ There were 124 Lots. Includes Greenham Lodge, course and club house of the Newbury District Golf Club, farms of Westwood, Hambridge, Pigeons, Lower Farm, houses called 'St. Andrews', 'The Kennels', 'Noah's Ark', Norman Cottages, Ivy Cottages, Lordship of the Manor of Greenham, fishing rights in the River Kennet and the Kennet and Avon Navigation, and Bone Mill stream and Moor Stream, etc.
Midgham RELEASE of half an acre of pasture in Midgham between the Common Marsh and land enclosed by Stephen Hall, two cottages lately erected, Benjamin Jeffreys of The Hague, Holland, to Elizabeth Jeffreys of Holborn, widow. On vellum, 27" x 30", wax seal. Light spotting in parts, witnessed and receipted on verso. 1778. £24.00
Reading to Puntfield Road AN ACT for Enlarging the Term granted by an Act.... for Repairing the Highways between the Bear Inn in Reading, and Puntfield in the County of Berks.... Cover leaf + pages numbered 415-427, small folio, black letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by John Baskett, 1728. £10.00
Windsor, Addlestone ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. 269. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19" plus wide margins. Admiralty stamp in margin. Margins slightly grubby. Minor corrections March 1914. £22.00
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Carriages, shipping AN ACT for Removing and preventing Encroachments.... Annoyances... within the City of Bristol... and for licensing and better regulating Hackney Coaches, Chairs... and for better regulating the Shipping and Trade.... 39pp., 4to, separately paginated, with docket title. Disbound, Act of Parliament. 1788. £16.00
Clifton OFFICE EXTRACT OF RECOVERY Jonathan Harwood demandeth against Thomas Ward Six Messuages Six Gardens.... Fifty Acres of Pasture Twenty Acres of Wood One hundred acres of Furze and Heath.... in Clifton. 1p, blank conjoint leaf with docket title. Impressed tax stamp. Michaelmas Term 1784. £16.00
¶ Extracted c1816.
Clifton, St. Pauls BILLS Five bills of Bristol firms. all with printed headings, three of which are very decorative, comprising: Bridgeman & New, Engineers, Mina Rd.; Davey and Co., Removals, Cotham Hill (with picture of pantechnicon on train); Edward Parker, Decorator & Estate Agent, Clifton; Lewellin Twining & Co., Coal Merchants, Clifton; The Royal Library, Clifton. 1895-1907. £16.00
Docks AN ACT to extend and amend the powers of the Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of the city of Bristol as to the taking of Dues and Charges for the use of their Docks and to make further provisions for the accommodations of the Trade of the port of Bristol.... 38pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1881. £9.00
Hospitals and Workhouses AN ACT for Erecting of Hospitals and Workhouses within the City of Bristoll, for the better Employing and Maintaining the Poor thereof. Black Letter. Cover leaf + 10pp, slight water staining to lower margins. 1696. £25.00
St. Augustines Parish CONVEYANCE of the reversion in fee of nos. 7 and 8 Pipe Lane, The Ecclesiastical Commissioners to H. Willmott, of Cotham. 3 large vellum skins, small coloured sketch map on verso of one skin, papered seal of Commissioners. 1872. £15.00
Stocks and Shares BRISTOL LOCAL AND GENERAL MONTHLY INVESTMENT LIST Issued by Betton Sayce, Vaughan & Co., Stock & Share Brokers. 95pp., listing stock prices for railways, breweries, etc. Size 5" x 3". September 1898. £6.00
BRISTOL NURSERYMEN Westbury-on-Trym ASSIGNMENT of lands called Deans, Deans Mead, Great Ground, etc., in the Tithing of Stoke Bishop. Sir Henry Cann Lippincott, Bart., by the direction of Sir J. Thomas and Sir Godfrey Thomas, to William Maule of Frenchay, Nurseryman, in trust for John Miller. 2 large vellum sheets, 3 wax seals. 1807. £25.00
¶ Refers back to an indenture of 1739 relating to the same lands.
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Farnham Royal PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Charming Freehold Residential Property known as Yew Place Farnham Royal... approximately 29 acres... to be offered by auction... 19th October, 1937. 14pp., stiff printed wraps, size 13" x 8", 5 tipped-in photographs plus one on front wrap. Printed in brown on thick cream paper. Number in ink on front wrap. 1937. £25.00
Hughenden THE VALUABLE FREEHOLD RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY known as North Dean House, including the charming Manor House of Queen Anne design... Well-Timbered Gardens about 40 acres... to be offered by Auction... 23rd November, 1927... 14pp., stiff card printed wraps, size 11" x 9", photograph tipped onto front wrap, 5 other tipped-in photographs. Number in ink on front wrap. 1927. £25.00
Westbury Manor Farm, Marsh Gibbon, near Bicester 39 FAT & STORE SHEEP, 5 HEAD OF CATTLE 2 Cart Horses, Filly Foal, Capital Chestnut Pony.... Agricultural Implements, Dairy and Brewing Utensils.... The Property of Mr John Ivens, who is leaving, To Be Sold by Auction by Messrs Jonas Paxton, Son & Holiday, on Monday, September 24th, 1883..... Poster, size 30" x 20", few short tears. Smith and Pankhurst, Printers, Bicester, 1883. £14.00
¶ Includes an extensive list of the items in the sale.
Wootton ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS of the Freehold Residential Estate known as Wootton House near Bedford, comprising a William and Mary Country House of rare architectural merit with a quantity of oak and pine panelling... together with stabling... two cottages... lakes... park.... woodland... which is offered by Messrs. Winkworth & Co., For Sale by Private Treaty. 13pp., large quarto, stiff printed wraps, 6 tipped in photographic views. no date, circa 1930? £26.00
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Chatteris Ferry, Wisbech, Tid Gote and Downham Bridge TURNPIKE Notice is hereby given, That the General Annual Meeting of the Trustees will be held at the Griffin Inn... composition will be paid... for four shares or securities... to such Creditors on the Tolls of the said Turnpike Road... Poster, size 15" x 10", folds, brownish off-setting. Leach, Printer and Stationer, Wisbech. 28th January, 1856. £28.00
Chatteris, Dodington AN ACT for imbanking and draining certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, within the Parishes of Chatteris and Dodington, and Hamlet of Wimblington, in the Isle of Ely... and for dividing... the Commons and Waste Lands... of Wimblington. 56pp., plus cover leaf. Black letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1791. £22.00
FAMILY OF JOHN WILKES Outwell ACCOUNT BOOK for rents of an estate at Outwell. Size approx. 9" x 4", 31p, plus blanks, ruled in red vertically throughout. Contemporary blind-stamped reversed calf with brass clasps. 13 pages of entries at the front, comprising timber accounts, e.g. 'Walnut Trees sold Matthews and Camm... £39.17.6d... Poplar at 7d per foot... ash and elm bodys at 12d per foot...'; bills received for repairs; rents received listed under tenants name, including John Johnson, Jane Towson, H. Lea, Thomas Green. At the other end of the book are 18p of accounts, many entries signed 'Sarah Wilkes', listing payments for land tax by tenants in Outwell, their names heading the page, and money for draining, for example, 'for 40 acres of Mrs Wilkes Lands in Upwell on the North Side of Pophams Eau.', 'a dyke greve rate for lands of Mrs Sarah Wilkes in Burbeach Field in Outwell in the Isle of Ely' etc. 1758-1779. £250.00
¶ On the front end paper she notes 'The following is the Copy of a proper receipt (drawn up for me by my dear Son Mr Hayley for me to transmit to Mr Dixon every time I Ballance accounts with him and two such receipts I have sent him since the Estates came into my possession... Sarah Wilkes'. Mr Dixon appears to have been the manager or steward of the estate (she notes sums received from Mr. Dixon 'when he was in town', and that he 'has 5 per for all timber fell'd'), and there is a label on the front board 'Drawer No. 1, Mr. Dixon'. The Wilkes Estate was in Outwell and Upwell. Mentions various There is a plan 'A Map of the Estate of Israel Wilkes Esq. situate in the parishes of Upwell, Outwell and Emneth in the Isle of Ely and County of Norfolk. 1760' in the Cambridgeshire Record Office. John Wilkes was the second son of Sarah and her husband Israel, Malt Distiller.
Walker (J) & (C) CAMBRIDGESHIRE. Folding engraved, hand-coloured map, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, dissected and mounted on linen, engraved area approx. 15" x 13", plus margins, folding into 12mo cloth boards, with original label. Descriptive summary with table of distances etc. pasted inside front board. A couple of small brown spots. 1841. £22.00
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Hospital of St. Cross ENGRAVING View showing buildings on three sides of a central green with figures. Copper engraving size 8" x 10", plus margins. Etched by S. Middiman. Published by W. Byrne & T. Hearne, 1780. £18.00
Law (James) PLAN OF THE TOWNSHIP OR CHAPELRY OF BIRKENHEAD in the County of Chester, Shewing the latest Additions and Improvements, with Proposed Docks, 1844. Fully hand-coloured lithographed plan, folding, dissected and mounted on linen, size approx. 29" x 40«", scale 4«" to 600 yards, folding into the original cloth covers, but lacking the top board. Published by James Law, Waterloo Buildings, Birkenhead, 1844. £350.00
¶ A very detailed map showing the area from Birkenhead Pier to Flaybrick Hill, and Chatsworth Park to Seacombe. Names owners of some of the land, shows each house, or building, and each plot, parkland, trees, and names most of the roads.
Lymm PARTICULARS OF FREEHOLD FARMS AND LANDS, In Lymm.... which will be sold by Auction by Mr. R. Winstanley, At Ladyman's Hotel, in Bridge Street, Manchester, On Wednesday, the 25th day of July, 1838. Small folio, 3pp, docket title, folds. Swinnerton, Printer, Knutsford. 1838. £20.00
¶ Comprises Little Heatley, Great Heatley Farms, 10 fields. Lists details of the acreage and the property in the 3 lots.
Mottram COUNTERPART of James Bretland's Lease from Alexander Hollinworth of a piece of land in Hollingworth in the parish of Mottram called the 'Rough Hollinsay', measuring 'three roods by the Cheshire measure. Large vellum sheet, slightly browned, good armorial wax seal. 1754. £18.00
Sandbach PARTICULARS OF SALE AND PLAN of Valuable Freehold Land, House, Smith & Buildings at Arclid, near Sandbach..... to be Sold by Auction.... 26th day of October, 1887. 2pp., folio, plus docket title, 1p. hand-coloured plan, 2p. Conditions of Sale on blue paper sewn in at rear. Attractively printed in blue. 1887. £35.00
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Bodmin Boundaries REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF BODMIN. 3pp. with a folding Plan of the borough by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1832. £18.00
Cary (C & G) MAP Covering Forrabury, Mawgan Point, Helland. Scale half an inch to one mile, size 19" x 25", plus margins, outline colouring, coloured border to map and inset map, scale bar. With inset of Scilly Isles and Land's End, size 11«" x 17«". Some edge tears and light browning due to damp. July 1st, 1820. £28.00
¶ Sheet no. 8, which formed part of a map of the whole of England.
Cornwall Boundaries REPORT ON THE PROPOSED DIVISION OF THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL By J.G.S. Lefevre. 1pp., with tables of population, with a folding lithographed plan of the county by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline. Scale approx. 5 miles to 1". Folio, disbound. 1832. £26.00
¶ 'The proposed Division will, in a great degree, separate the Agricultural from the Mining Population.'
Grade CONVEYANCE of part of lands and house beside the road leading from Polstrangey to Kugar, and fields in Kugar called Voas an nell, with the liberty to take sand and seaweed from Poltesco Cove, J. Stephens to J. Jenkin. Large vellum sheet, wax seals. On verso is small genealogical 'diagram' referred to in text. 1876. £15.00
Grade TITHE APPORTIONMENT of the Parish of Grade in the County of Cornwall. 1843. 14pp, folio, plus 2p introduction. Printed in columns for Landowner, Occupiers, No. on Plan, Description of Lands, Cultivation, Rent Charge apportioned. Original wraps, front wrap stained, with printed label on front wrap. Slight wear to corners of pages at top right corner. Helston, 1843. £65.00
¶ Tenements include Worvas, Trevelgas, Kuggar, Chiverton, Plain an Quarry, Ledra, Polteska.
Helston REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF HELSTONE; With a Description of the Proposed Boundary. 2pp. with a folding lithographed plan by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline, Scale 2" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1832. £22.00
Helston VICAR'S RENT CHARGE due 1st January, 1861. Manuscript on 7 double page spreads, folio, plain wraps with MS title. Waterstaining throughout. Ruled in columns, listing occupiers, situation of premises, apportioned rent charge, amount to be collected, remarks, etc. 1861. £35.00
¶ 119 occupiers named.
Helston, Truro, St. Austell ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No XXXI. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size approx. 25" x 36". Area round coast and estuaries shaded yellow, sea shaded 1" from coast, parkland coloured green, main roads in brown. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding to sm. 4to, marbled endpapers. Inserted in red slipcase with Stanford label. O.S blindstamp 1859. £45.00
Illogan AN ACCOUNT OF TITHE For the Year 1774. 4to notebook, size approx. 8" x 6", sewn into rough plain paper wraps, 23 pages in manuscript, in an untidy hand, with eccentric spelling, listing tenement holders and place, with the cows, geese, lambs, acreage of barley, oats etc., with value in column on right. 1774. £95.00
¶ For example 'Trelowtha. James Jenkin Sinr. have 2 cows £0. 11s 0d, and have 4 bullick and have 4 aceres and half of Weat and 5 of Barly and 5 of oats and 4 of heay... £0. 10s 6d', 'Littel Nancekuke. Mr Browns have 41 Lambs.. £0.8s.0d, 10 fleeces.... £0.6s.0d, 4 Cows... £0.8s.0d, 8 gees... £0.1s.0d and have 6 young bulicks and have 9 aceres of Weat and 6 of Barley and 3 of oats and 7 aceres of heay'.
Launceston AN ACT for amending.... An Act for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of the Borough of Dunheved, otherwise Launceston, and Parish of Saint Mary Magdalen.... 8pp., small folio, plus cover leaf, disbound, held at margin with small staples. Act of Parliament. 1784. £15.00
Launceston MORTGAGE of Hall, suite of rooms and site of Cottage at Wooda Road in the hamlet of Saint Thomas by Launceston, the Trustees of the Launceston Working Lads Temperance Brigade to Mary Ellen Mitchell. 2«p on vellum. 1903. £10.00
Launceston REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF LAUNCESTON 3pp., with folding map, hand-coloured in outline. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1832. £20.00
Liskeard REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF LISKEARD 2pp., with folding lithographed map, coloured in outline. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1832. £20.00
Lostwithiel BILL of William Norway to Lostwithiel Church Wardens, June 21st - Dec. 24th 1794. 1p., approx 10" x 4", listing mainly 'bottles of tint wine', commons deal, spars, port and sherry. Marked as settled with Mr Pomeroy, and signed by Norway. 1794. £8.00
¶ The regular order of bottles of red wine was presumably for communion wine.
Manor of Liskeard AWARD OF THE COMMISSIONERS made under 'An Act to Confirm and Enfranchise the Estates of the Conventionary Tenants of the Ancient Accessionable Manors of the Duchy of Cornwall, and to quiet titles....' concerning the commutation of Fines, Fees, Heriots etc. Size 20" x 24", 'Manor of Liskeard. Duchy Award' written in ink on back wrap. 2pp. preamble explaining the Award, followed by 17 printed pages, printed on rectos only, printed in columns for Name of Proprietor or Claimant, Description of Tenement, Particulars of the Lands (Field names etc. with measure), Annual Payments, Casual Payments, Sum of Heriot etc., Total, Arrears. In plain paper wraps, cloth spine, name 'Robert Coad, Liskeard' in ink on top wrap. Loosely folded down centre (but not creased). May 1845 £95.00
¶ Tenements include Trevelmond, Landazard, Caduskett, Boduel, Penhale, Tempellow, Double Boies Mill, Tremabe, Liskeard Workhouse, Troy's Pitt, Lady Parks. The last page lists the Demesne Lands of the Duke of Cornwall. The preamble refers to a separate map which was made.
Menheniot APPORTIONMENT OF THE RENT CHARGE in lieu of Tithes in the Parish of Menheniot, in the County of Cornwall. 27pp., folio, printed in columns with Landowner, Occupier, name of field, property etc., cultivation, quantity, rent charge apportioned. Plain thin card wraps, cloth spine. 1844. £130.00
Minster APPORTIONMENT OF THE RENT CHARGE IN LIEU OF TITHES in the Parish of Minster, in the County of Cornwall. 10pp., folio, lacks back wrap. Printed in columns giving names of Landowners and Occupiers, no. on Plan, Description of premises and land, Cultivation, Quantity, Rent-charge. 1839. £50.00
¶ Tenements include Tregatheral, Dolrunny, Tredorn, Trekeek, Worthyvale, Hendrawether etc.
Penryn and Falmouth REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF PENRYN AND FALMOUTH; with a Description of the Proposed Boundary. 4pp, with a 1p. lithographed plan by R.K. Dawson, hand-coloured in outline, scale 2" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1832. £22.00
Photocrom. Co. Ltd. SIX GIANT PICTURE CARDS colour photographs, comprising Truro, Bude (2), Kynance Cove, St. Ives, Boscastle. Size 6« x 9", title and number in gilt bottom left. Some browning on backs of some of the cards. n.d. c1910. £15.00
Pool COUNTERPART LEASE of a plot of land at Poole in Illogan known as Penhellick Vean, an 'old and decayed dwelling house', William Praed of Trevethow to William Willoughby. Vellum, 22" x 30", small plan coloured in outline in margin, size 7" x 2«". 1853. £15.00
¶ Lists 3 'lives'.
Queen Anne's Bounty CERTIFICATE from the Governors of Queen Anne's Bounty charging the Vicarage of St. Wendron to repay the £195 advanced for 5 years in 5 instalments. Sm. folio, printed with ms inserts, fine papered seal of the Governors, 4" deep. 1926. £15.00
Rogers (Wm.), Mawnan NOTEBOOK 8vo notebook, full blindstamped black morocco, 33 pages of notes, plus many blanks. Includes nursery rhymes translated into Latin ('Quod fecerit Jahannes Horner' etc.), various interesting epitaphs from Cornish churchyards, notes of amusing 'appropriate names' (e.g. W.H.N. Mallet, Auctioneer, Wadebridge), methods of packing grapes. Later newspaper cuttings about Wadebridge murder, Devon place-names, loosely inserted. c1870. £26.00
Coryton PROBATE COPY OF THE WILL of John Restorick of Colyton, yeoman. Manuscript, 1p., folio, plus administration certificate, manuscript, with large impressed seal. Wear along fold in the larger page with the copy of the will, with loss of some letters. Will dated 1819. This document 1821. £8.00
¶ Leaves his son his house in Ottery St. Mary, his grand-daughter a house in Colyton
Saint Austell APPORTIONMENT OF THE RENT CHARGE in Lieu of Tithes. 68pp., large folio, plain card wraps, cloth spine with ink title. Printed in columns with Landowners, Occupiers, no. on Plan, Description, State of Cultivation, quantity, Amount of Rent Charge. 1839. £220.00
¶ Includes numerous tenements and estates such as the Charlestown Estates as well as the town itself.
Salwey (Jasper) CORNWALL. A SKETCH-BOOK 16 pencil sketches. Sm. 4to, boards, bookplate. Label with illustration on front board. Published 1922. £14.00
¶ Includes Lostwithiel, Newquay, Newlyn, Redruth.
South West Cornwall MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT ROAD MAP S.W. Cornwall and Scilly Isles. Scale half and inch to 1 mile. Folding map, linen-backed, roads in different colours. Orange wraps with illustration, slightly chipped at bottom of spine. 1923. £8.00
St. Ives REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF ST. IVES 2pp., with folding lithographed map, coloured in outline. Scale 2" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1832. £20.00
Stannary Administration AN ACT to make Provision for the better and more expeditious Administration of Justice in the Stannaries of Cornwall... 18pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1836. £14.00
Stithians TENDERS for the lease of Treskewes Farm. Four tenders offering a rent, one with two letters supporting his application, and one supporting letter that does not give the surname of the applicant. 1861-2. £14.00
¶ Henry Waters tender was marked 'accepted. to bring a Bondsman'.
Tin and Copper Mines AN ACT for granting to His Majesty the Sum of One Million out of the Sinking Fund.... and for allowing a Drawback of the Duties upon Coals used in Fire Engines for draining Tin and Copper Mines in the County of Cornwall.... 14pp, small folio, plus cover leaf, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1741. £16.00
Tintagel, Lanteglos, and St. Teath Estates PLANS, PARTICULARS, AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF THE ESTATES OF THE EARL OF WHARNCLIFFE, Comprising Attractive Agricultural Properties, Accommodation Holdings, Excellent Building Sites, Hotels and Boarding Houses, at and near Tintagel and other popular Seaside Resorts... Messrs J. Kittow and Son have instructions To Sell the above Estate by Public Auction at the Wharncliffe Hotel, Tintagel, on Thursday, July 27th, 1911. Folio, 10 photographic illustrations on five pages, and 10 large coloured folding plans, original printed wraps. Small snag in paper on front wrap, going through to the first two leaves and slightly affecting first plan. 1911. £85.00
¶ Includes farms of Upton, Trevillett, Fentafriddle, Trebarwith, Trenouth, Trecarne,, Smith's Shop at Bosinney, King Arthur's Arms Hotel, Wharncliffe Hotel, Stone Quarry near Treknow, Treknow Mill, Wharncliffe Refreshment Rooms, cottages, building sites. 'The Estate occupies a unique position in North East Cornwall. It embraces much of the finest scenery along the coast, with bold and rugged headlands, sheltered coves, the magnificent sand beach known as Trebarwith Strand, and the havens of Tintagel and Bosinney'. Farmhouses, cottages, hotels etc, described in detail.
Trelyon Bounds, St. Ives PETITION in the Stannary Court of Thomas Bolton of Elm Court, Temple, Tinner and Miner, against Samuel Higgs. Relates to 'certain tin bounds in Uny Lelant and Saint Ives called Trelyon Bounds, Trelyon Downs Bounds, Trelyon Middle Bounds and Carniney Great Bounds and Carniney Little Bounds.' Manuscript, 4p, folio... with... Answer of Samuel Higgs, 4p., folio... with... Defendant's Account and discharge and Affadavit. 5p. folio. Gives account of ores broken and raised in Trelyon Middle Bounds and Carniney Great Bounds, 1845-9, '450 Barrows sold in the stone' etc. 5p. folio... with... Plaintiffs Statement of Facts and Affadavit, Registrar's Report, Plaintiff's Costs and 2 other Affadavits. All documents with Stannary stamps. 1849-60. £55.00
Trenethick DRAFT INSTRUCTION FOR PETITION to Chancellor for William Hill Esq., tenant for life on Trenethick &c., to cut down Timber for purchase of Land Tax. 5p., folio, together with: Bill of Mr Corfield for measuring trees, 1798. 1p. narrow folio; Account of Timber sold at Trenethick 1799. 4p., folio, written in columns with 'To Whom Sold', 'Cash Recd.' etc. Paper ragged at edges; Act. of 2nd Sale July 1800, 1p. folio; In Chancery. Order for Sale of Timber to purchase Land Tax. April. 1799. 3p., folio; Sale of Trenethick Timber. Bill of Costs. Details legal costs Oct. 1798 - Dec. 1800. 4p., narrow folio. 6 items. 1798-1800. £50.00
¶ Among the purchasers were Joseph Vivian, Capt. Gundry, Capt. Teague, William Trewartha of St. Day, etc.
Trescowthick family AFFADAVIT OF DEBT Statement of Elizabeth Moore of Helston affirming that Mark Trescowthick of Sithney is indebted to her for the sum of £2.2s. 6d. 10 lines in manuscript on one side of small folio sheet, folded. Signed by H. Tremenhere, Mayor, and Elizabeth Moore. 1741. £16.00
Wendron ASSIGNMENT of a dwellinghouse in Treneer, Mary Winn to John Winn. 3p. sm. folio. Contemporary copy 1858. £12.00
Winnianton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXX.10 Scale 1/2500, size approx. 25" x 38". Signs of folds, 6" repaired tear from left edge, some foxing, outline coloured border to one small area. Surveyed in 1878, second edition 1907. £11.00
¶ Shows:- Winnianton, Poldhu Cove, Gwills.
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Buck (S. & N) THE WEST VIEW OF WETHERALL-PRIORY, IN THE COUNTY OF CUMBERLAND. Copper plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 7«" x 14", plus wide margins. Coat of arms below view, view of park and ornate fountains in middle distance. A good impression. Samuel & Nathaniel Buck, 1739. £40.00
Hesket PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of valuable estates in the Parish of Hesket.... 291 acres of thereabouts, which will be offered for Sale by Auction.... 10th May, 1870. 5pp., folio. Includes schedules. 3 hand-coloured folding plans. Outer page with docket title dusty. 1870. £32.00
¶ Includes the estate of Stonefolds.
Westward CERTIFICATE OF REDEMPTION OF THE LAND TAX for John Taylor of Stonecarse, Clerk. Printed certificate with coat of Arms, manuscript insertions, size 15" x 17", signed by the two commissioners. Form printed on verso for 16 installments, headed 'Consols' in MS, with last installment completed. Refers to parcel of land in the Township of Blencogo in Bromfield, and and tenement in the Township of Stoneraise in Westward. Fixed to the corner are two certificates for amounts of Land Tax. 1798. £20.00
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Stavely WATERCOLOUR titled in bottom margin, 'Stavely Church, Derbyshire. S.' Competent watercolour in grey tones and pen and ink, size 4" x 6", ruled border, margins trimmed. Small edge tear. c1820. £14.00
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Ashburton AUCTION HANDBILL for sale of London Hotel and three cottages in Back Lane, together with excellent Walled Garden. 4to, attractively printed, 1" split at fold in top margin, neatly repaired with archival tape. 1891. £8.00
Ashburton Boundaries REPORT OF THE PROPOSED BOROUGH OF ASHBURTON, with a Description of the Proposed Boundary. 2pp, with a folding Plan, by Robt. K. Dawson, coloured in outline. Scale 2" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1832. £18.00
Aveton Gifford PARTICULARS WITH PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of all those two valuable Freehold Farms known as West Venn and Bridge End... comprising two conveniently arranged Stone Built and Slated Dwelling Houses with ample Farm Buildings and 97a... 4p, folio, plus large folding coloured plan. Some marginal tears, stains at top corners of plan, title page dusty, creasing in pages. n.d. c1904. £24.00
¶ With Schedules.
Barnstaple Boundaries REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF BARNSTAPLE, 2pp, with a lithographed folding Plan, hand-coloured in outline. Scale 2" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1832. £18.00
Barnstaple POSTER 'To Be Let By Tender.... about 29 Acres of Rich Old Pasture Land As particularized below, being part of "Gorwell Estate," in the Parish of Barnstaple.... ' Size approx. 17" x 11¬", folded. 1884. £18.00
¶ The occupier was John Mogridge.
Barnstaple REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF BARNSTAPLE 1p, folio, with 1p. zincographed plan of the Borough, by Henry James, scale 3" to 1 mile, hand-coloured in outline. 1868. £18.00
Bedford Estate, Plymstock ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Part of sheet size 10" x 14", linen-backed, covering Sheviock Wood to Yealmpton, folding into small 4to full calf boards, blind-stamped, with title 'Plymstock' on front board, hand-coloured, with printed key in sea area 'Fee Farms' giving key to colour for different tenements, 'Lime Rock reserved for the Duke' etc... together with... Section from Ordnance Survey Map, scale 6" to 1 mile, covering Oreston and Plymstock, shaded in different colours for different plots, and numbered neatly in ink. Dissected and linen-backed. O.S. blindstamp 1862, and circa 1880. £26.00
Bovey Tracey LETTER from W. Chudleigh at Bovey Tracey to R. Tucker, Solicitor, at Ashburton, about employing applicants for poor relief on 'raising stone for the Turnpike and Parish Roads' charging their labour 'to the Overseer's Account'. 1«p, 4to, address panel with Chudleigh and Ashburton postmarks on adjoining leaf. April 9th, 1842. £18.00
Buckerell, Awliscombe and Honiton PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Dwellinghouses, Shop, Cottages.... Lands.... for Sale by Public Auction.... 9th day of March, 1932. 10pp., sm. folio, wraps. 1932. £14.00
Buckfastleigh & Totnes Railway AN ACT to confer further Powers on the South Devon Railway Company with reference to their own Undertaking of the Buckfastleigh, Totnes, and South Devon Railway Company.... 8pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1875. £10.00
Buckland Brewer ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT whereby Stephen Ley of Ware Gifford will assign to Hugh Stevens the fee simple of a messuage and tenement known as Higher Twitchen in Buckland Brewer. Single folio sheet, written on 2 sides, no seals, signed and witnessed. 1705. £16.00
Budleigh Salterton Railway Company AN ACT for incorporating the Budleigh Salterton Railway Company.... 20pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1894. £16.00
Cary (John) A NEW MAP OF DEVONSHIRE, Divided into Hundreds, Exhibiting The Whole of the Turnpike and Cross Roads, The Course of the Rivers, Market and Borough Towns, Parishes, Hamlets, Parks &c. Folding engraved map, hand coloured, mounted on linen 20" x 23", folding to small 8vo, contained within the original marbled slipcase with yellow paper label with title as above pasted to top. Slight wear at edges of slipcase. 1828. £75.00
Cat-Water AN ACT for Clearing, Preserving, and Maintaining the Harbour of Cat-Water, lying near Plymouth, in the County of Devon; and for Cleansing and Keeping Clean the Pool, commonly called Sutton-Pool, lying in Plymouth aforesaid. 9pp., small folio, attractive floral woodcut initial letter. Cover leaf. Act of Parliament. 1710. £24.00
Chagford and Throwley DISBURSEMENTS ON WITHECOMBE ESTATE 1793-9. Manuscript record of expenditure and receipts of a farmer in the Chagford area. Small notebook, size 6" x 4", full calf, flap with ties. Calf rubbed. 26 pages at the front of the book, 1793-1799, listing expenditure, with a few later notes from 1805-6. Includes payment for stock, poor rates, land tax, to named labourers for threshing, thatching, cutting turf, expenses at turnpikes, 'Pd Gilbert Scott for his Bull Bulling of 14 Heifers', 'Pd for renewing the Tin Bounds', 'Pd Jno. Soper for thatching the barley Mow...'. At the back are 41p. of receipts 'sold Wm. Stanbury the grass in the two higher Broad Parks at £1.12s per acre, and other expenditure such as building expenses 'about Creaber'. 1793-1806. £100.00
¶ On one page he lists 'Forged bank notes', e.g. 'No. D514 Chelmsford Bank 24 March...'
Chittlehampton MORTGAGE of messuage called Hawkeridge, with Hawkeridge Wood and other lands, in Chittlehampton, with various other cottages, etc. in Goodleigh and Swymbridge, Malett Hals to Charles Davie and Robert Furledon. Vellum, size 20" x 29", hole in vellum with loss of about four words, another small hole with loss of half a word. Wax seal. 1731. £22.00
¶ The original mortgage was by Baldwin Hals and John Honycombe.
Churchford, Little Torrington POSITIVE SALE of well-made Furniture, Brass Face Grandfather Clock... Poster advertising sale by auction of furniture of Rev. H.G. de C. Stevens Guille, 8th May 1918. Copp, Printer, Torrington. 1918. £15.00
¶ Includes Skin Mats, Pier Glass, 'Washstand (been through the Crimean War)' etc.
Crediton AN ACT for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Town of Crediton.... 26pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1845. £14.00
Cullompton to Broadclist Road AN ACT for more effectually repairing and maintaining the Road from Padbrooke Bridge in the Parish of Cullompton to Hazel-Stone in the Parish of Broadclist.... 11pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1839. £16.00
Dartmouth AN ACT to confirm an Order of the Local Government Board under the provisions of the Public Health Act, 1875.... relating to the Port of Dartmouth. 6pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1888. £8.00
Dartmouth REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF DARTMOUTH with a Description of the Proposed Boundary. 3pp, with a folding lithographed Plan of Town, coloured in outline, by R.K. Dawson, scale 2" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound, some slight off-setting of plan. 1832. £18.00
Dawlish Manor AN ACT for exonerating the Manor of Dawlish in the County of Devon, from the Claims of the Crown against the Estate of John Inglett Fortescue, Esquire. Pages numbered 825-827, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Strahan, 1819. £14.00
Dawlish TWO WATERCOLOURS. in the same amateur hand, on a light reddish brown card, each decoratively titled in lower margin, sizes approx. 4«" x 7", within painted 'frame' borders, plus margins. The views are titled:- 'Near Dawlish' (view of Cliffs with train approaching, wooded hill with houses in background); 'Rocks at Dawlish' (rock arch with two small figures, house glimpsed through arch). c1850's £26.00
¶ Charmingly, if naively, painted in rather bright colours.
Dawlish, Totnes, Exeter, etc. PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM An album containing 44 photographs mainly of Dawlish and including Teignmouth, Totnes, Exeter, Starcross, Torquay, and Totnes. Album measures 6¬" x 10" and some being full page, 4" x 6", and others pasted two to a page, most neatly titled underneath in ink. Grained cloth boards, cloth partly split along hinge at back. 1880's £70.00
¶ 27 full page views of Devon, inclduing: The Strand, Dawlish (2); fine view of The Beach, Dawlish, with people on the beach; Cofton; Luscombe Castle; Totnes from the Bridge, with man on a horse and people on the bridge; Assize Court, Exeter; Starcross, with a nurse in long white apron with a child. The 14 smaller photos include bathing huts on the beach at Dawlish; Beach and Railway, Dawlish, with people sitting on the wall. At the end of the album are full page views 'The Kings Head, Chigwell, two wedding groups, and a family group, plus two commercial views of Dawlish (possibly Valentine).
Devonshire Boundaries REPORT ON THE PROPOSED DIVISION OF THE COUNTY OF DEVON 1pp, with a folding lithographed plan of the county by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline. Scale approx. 5 miles to 1". Folio, disbound. 1837. £28.00
¶ The text shows tables of population in the different hundreds.
FIRST LARGE-SCALE MAP OF THE COUNTY Donn (Benjamin) A MAP OF THE COUNTY OF DEVON WITH THE CITY & COUNTY OF EXETER. Delineated From An Actual Survey By Benjamin Donn, on Twelve Sheets of Imperial Paper, the Scale and Inch to a Mile. By Benjamin Donn, Teacher of the Mathematics, &c, late of Bideford, now of the City of Bristol. Engraved By Thomas Jefferys, Geographer to His Majesty. To Which is Prefixed A General View of the County, on One Sheet, with Indexes of the Parishes, Seats, &c, for the readier finding them on the Large Map. Title page, gazeteer and list of subscribers (9pp.), double page smale-scale index map, 12 double-page map sheets, contemporary outline colour, with 4 large detailed inset plans, of the city and suburbs of Exeter; the Island of Lundy; Stoke Town and Plymouth Dock; and the town and citadel of Plymouth, which have been left uncoloured. Folio, recently rebound, morocco spine with gilt title, green cloth-covered boards, inserted in new green clip case with printed label on front board. Occasional light off-setting of outline of hundred boundaries, light crease across one corner of 3 sheets, in margins only, otherwise a fine crisp copy with good margins. Printed for the Author, London: 1765. £1750.00
¶ The map is rarely found in this state, complete with Index map and text.
It shows 656 gentleman's seats, represented by elevations of the building, as well as mines, salt works, quarries, lime kilns. Donn also developed a new way of showing roads according to their quality and whether they were fenced or not.
"In 1759 The Royal Society of Arts.... offered an annual award of £100 for the best original 1 inch to 1 mile county survey. .....Donn was the first successful applicant.... Donn is the first to identify the island in Bigbury Bay by the names Bur Island or Borough Island", see Batten and Bennett's 'Printed Maps of Devon'.
Donn (Benjamin) THE COUNTY OF DEVON, Reduced from the Large Map by Benjamin Donn; with Additions and Corrections. Folding engraved map, size 25" x 26«", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo marbled wraps. Boundaries and parkland hand-coloured, border shaded grey. Inset of Lundy Island, compass rose, scale bar (approx. 3 miles to 1"), Reference bottom right showing Boroughs returning 1 and 2 Members, Places of County Election, Polling Places, Railways. B. Baker, sculp., Islington. Published by Jas. Wyld. 1843. £140.00
East Budleigh BALSTONE LODGE To Be Sold By Auction by Mr Crudge, Thursday, September 30, 1875, All the Genuine Household Furniture, Piano, China, Glass and other Effects.... Poster, size 17" x 11", traces of folds. Long list of house contents. 1875. £18.00
Exeter and Exmouth Railway AN ACT for making Railways from the South Devon Railway to Exmouth, and to the Basin of the Exeter Canal, to be called The Exeter and Exmouth Railway. 20pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1855. £20.00
Exeter Canal AN ACT for altering, extending, and improving the Exeter Canal. 50pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1829. £35.00
¶ Includes a 7pp. Schedule of Tolls.
Exeter Castle AN ACT to Enable Her Majesty to Grant the Scite of the Castle of Exon (Parcel of Her Dutchy of Cornwall) for Ninety nine Years, for the Use and Benefit of the County of Devon. Black Letter. 3pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1710. £17.00
Exeter Teign Valley and Chagford Railway AN ACT to extend the time for purchasing Lands and completing the Railways and works authorised by the Exeter Teign Valley and Chagford Railway Act 1883. A couple of short tear to margins. 3pp. 1886. £10.00
Exmouth Gas, Coke, and Water Company AN ACT to incorporate the Exmouth Gas, Coke, and Water Company (Limited), and to make further Provision for lighting the Town of Exmouth and certain neighbouring Places with Gas. 16pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1865. £12.00
Free Franks COLLECTION OF EIGHT LETTERS three of which are marked on the address panel 'H.Free Curzon', from J. Moore to his brother Thomas Stevens at Winscott, (6 letters), and to his mother Mrs Moore at Torrington (2 letters). Each letter approx 3 pages, small 4to, in a small neat hand, two are cross-written. Wax seals on verso. One letter is written from Paris shortly before departure to England. Moore appears to have been a tutor to the son of Lord Curzon, Penn, and at the time the letters were written, was about to give up this role as the young man was nearly 21, and take up a living in Langtree, Devon, under the patronage of Lord Rolle. He speaks of Lord Curzon's and his son's gratitude for his services, 'he tells everyone that all the good he possesses he owes to me', and says that Lord Rolle 'has writen a kind letter saying he wishes he had the opportunity of removing me to a better living'. He writes to his brother and mother of his forthcoming marriage, and things he needs to set up house, such as knives and forks, linen, etc., (my income will be about 950 pounds') buying a second-hand carriage for the journey to the West Country, a grand piano for £100, finding a servant for his wife 'but not a fine lady's maid'... together with... A short note signed 'Bromley', Hagley, Nov. 5th, 1817, presumably to Moore, thanking him for the 'excellent work you have turned out of your hands in the Person of our Nephew, for whose improvement, in every way, we are indebted to your incessant care...' , and inviting him to Hagley (from where some of Moore's letters are addressed). Oct. - Dec. 1817. £65.00
¶ 'Dec. 8th. 1817. While I am in the way of getting Franks I shall make no scruple to write to you as often as I like...'
Frithelstock LEASE of the messuage and tenement known as Covenhay's Southcott, Elizabeth Cook, Mary O'Connell and Christian Moore to John Smale, yeoman. 2 vellum sheets, 19" x 27", signed with wax seal. 1804. £20.00
¶ Mentions two 'lives', the sons of John Smale. The lease stipulates that the land should be treated with lime, 'three hundred horse loads of Good Dung', or with 'good Salt Water Sand', specifying amounts per acre.
Frithelstock RELEASE of Christopher Hockin, Woolcomber, of the Equity of Redemption for Hollamore in Frithelstock, to Henry Stevens. Vellum, size 15" x 22", good armorial wax seal. 1730. £25.00
¶ Hockin had mortgaged half of Hollamore to James Awse, and later this mortgaged half was sold to Henry Stevens. At this date Hockin was indebted to Henry to the sum of £130 and to absolve this debt gives the moiety of Hollamore to Henry and his heirs forever.
Frith's ALBUM OF PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS of Plymouth. 18 views, a few two to a page. In album with red boards, size 9" x 7", gilt title and decoration on front board, printed title page. 1910. £15.00
Gulworthy SECTION OF NORTH TAVY (Little Duke) 4 Miles S. W. of Tavistock. Scale 8 Fathoms to One Inch. Plan in ink and some colour on waxed cotton, size 30" x 38". Waxed cotton spotted because of damp. Shows Whim, Deep Adit, Gills Shafts; Cross Courses, adits, incline with tram waggon, tin deposits coloured red, copper yellow. Mine buildings and wheels etc, on surface, railway crossing shaft. Most of the drawing is in the top quarter of the sheet, dressing floors and River Tavy bottom right. Folded... together with... PLAN OF NORTH TAVY Scale 8 fathoms to 1 inch. Basic plan on waxed cotton, showing adits, etc., size 28" x 33", cotton browned.... together with... small sketch map showing position of mine... together with... Little Duke Shafts. Sketch plan on wax cotton with shafts marked, Scale 3 Chains to an inch, and reference table to 11 shafts giving information on the state of the shafts, e.g. 'Covered with a few boards, not secure'. With this last is a 2p. manuscript report by R.W. Toll 'Securing shafts at Little Duke Mine. June 1928'. 5 items. n.d. c1880? £50.00
¶ The Little Duke mine was on the west bank of the Tavy. It was worked in the 1840's and 50's, and at the beginning of the twentieth century re-worked for arsenic and tin in the upper levels.
Halberton YEO FARM, HALBERTON Important Sale of about 23 Acres of Luxuriant Grass. Poster, size 17" x 11", fold, advertising the sale on the premises, April 19th, 1920. Lists 4 fields, with measurements etc. One fold. 1920. £12.00
Heavitree and Pinhoe PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Very Desirable Farm, Land and Premises known as "Pines Hill Farm," "Ridgeways" & "Beamwood" Together about 52 Acres. A Nearly New Slaughter House and about 4« Acres known as "Little Bowood & Budds". Also 2 Enclosures of Land about 8 Acres known as "Northern Ridgeway" & "Wood Meadow" All at Wonford in the Parish of Heavitree; At Pinhoe. 2 Small Dwelling Houses known as Nos. 3 & 4, Pinn Brook Cottages... To Be Sold By Auction... April 1st, 1910. 5pp., folio, folded with docket title, large coloured folding plan loosely inserted. 1910. £30.00
Heavitree, Exeter PLANS, PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF A VALUABLE BRICK-YARD With Buildings, Cottages and Premises, together with about 5 Acres, and the Goodwill of the Business. About 13 Acres of land adjoining including Valuable Building Sites, A 14-Roomed Villa Residence, known as "Melrose," and Three Dwelling-Houses. Re John Sampson, Deceased. To Be Sold By Auction by Herbert A. Fulford. At the Half Moon Hotel, Exeter, On Thursday, September 22nd, 1910. Folio, folded with docket title, very large coloured folding plan and 7pp. 1910. £40.00
Ilfracombe LEASE of a messuage and close of land in the Borough of Ilfordcombe, William and James Darracott, both Mariners, to William and Walter Lawnd, both Coopers. Vellum, size 12" x 13", printed heading, two wax seals. Vellum slightly darkened. 1718. £25.00
Ilfracombe PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Reversionary Life Interest in Valuable Freehold Property consisting of a Mansion House and Ground, Farms, Cottages &c, at and Near Barnstaple & Ilfracombe.... which will be Sold by Auction... 1st day of June, 1871, at the Guildhall Coffee House, London. 4pp., folio, folded. Includes full page schedule listing 22 properties, fields etc. with tenants etc., in Pilton, Marwood, Goodleigh, etc. Docket title dusty. 1871. £22.00
¶ Among the properties listed are Upcott Mansion House, Pilton, six cottages in Bell Meadow, Barnstaple, part of Hele Mill lands, Ilfracombe.
Kentisbeere AN ACT for Dividing, Allotting, and Inclosing a certain Tract of Common or Waste Land, called Kentismoore, within the Manor and Parish of Kentisbeere, in the County of Devon. 28pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1801. £18.00
Langtre LEASE of a tenement called Lake in the village of Lake, Richard Copleston of Knightstone in Ottery St. Mary, to Robert Aplyn of Langtre, yeoman. Vellum, size 18" x 22", seal on tag. 1705. £28.00
¶ Lists two 'lives'. The heriot was a best beast.
Lindridge AN ACT for enabling the Trustees of the Will of the Reverend John Templer, Clerk, deceased, to exchange certain of the Real Estates thereby devised, situate in the County of Devon, for certain other Estates situate in the same County. 22pp, disbound, including schedule. Act of Parliament. 1839. £15.00
Littleham & Exmouth LEASE of a dwelling house near the town well in Exmouth, Lord Rolle to Elizabeth Dench. Large vellum sheet, signed Rolle with wax seal. Outer portion where titled on verso rather dusty. 1829. £15.00
Lundy Island LUNDY CASTLE Plan of the castle. Copper engraving, size 6«" x 9«", showing remains of walls, fosse, glacis, capstan etc., hachuring showing high ground. In cream mount, with gold and black lines. Late 18th century. £20.00
Lympstone AN ACT for making and maintaining a Turnpike Road from Burnt House in the Parish of Lympstone.... to Exmouth.... 7pp, disbound, including schedule. 1832. £16.00
McDonald (John), Illustrated by OLD PLYMOUTH Its Nooks & Corners. Album of views of Plymouth, size 8«" x 11", grey wraps with decoratively printed title, 8 pages of lithographed views of buildings in Plymouth, two to a page, plus 7 full-page views. Descriptive text on facing page. List of subscribers on first leaf. Wraps slightly faded at edges. 1883. £50.00
¶ Scarce. Views include: Palace Court, The Hoe Gate, Pin's Lane, Friary Gate, Abbot's House, Basket Street, Notte Street, Old Custom House, Batter Street Chapel, Kitto's House.
Oreston SECTION, ELEVATION AND GROUND PLAN of Proposed Quay Wall, Oreston Sewer Outfall. In ink and two wash colours on brownish tracing paper, size 16" x 21", scale 4 ft. to an inch. Folded... together with.... SKETCH OF PROPOSED SYPHON. Section in ink and colour on waxed cotton, size 12" x 19", showing an iron pipe running from a drainage pit on the left past an 'Air Pump', into the sea, with high and low water mark shown. With note that exact measurements are to be determined later. no date. c1880? 2 items. 17th May 1872 and c1880. £18.00
Parkham INDENTURES between Roger Gifford of Halfbury and Henry Stevens of Smythacott, relating to various mortgages granted by Stevens to Gifford on lands in Parkham, including Bollan, South Yeo, Knoweshill, Worden, etc. Folio sheet, size 19" x 15", half the sheet is taken up with two sets of accounts, listing various payments to people, 1735-8. On verso is signed declaration that this is a true copy. Copy made 1750. £22.00
Passmore (R) Land Surveyor SURVEY or estimated value of Easewell Estate & Cott situate in the Parish of Morthoe in the County of Devon taken acct. of the 5th & 6th of September 1820. Folio sheet listing in columns 16 parcels of land, measure, value, with recommendations for improvement. Foxing along central fold, and small tear, without loss. 1820. £24.00
Photocrom. Co. Ltd. THREE GIANT PICTURE CARDS colour photographs, comprising two of Teignmouth and one of Dawlish. Size 6« x 9", title and number in gilt bottom left. Some browning on backs of the cards. Dawlish card with some white marks where surface rubbed. n.d. c1910. £14.00
Plimsaul Brothers, Plymouth PRICE LIST on card, for Plimsaul Brother's Warranted Table Cutler. Size 4«" x 3", printed on one side only, with Ivory Handled, Stag Horn Handled Knives etc. c1865. £6.00
Plymouth Citadel AN ACT for vesting certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, for the better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships, and Stores, at Portsmouth, Chatham, and Plymouth, and for the better fortifying the Town of Portsmouth, and Citadel of Plymouth, in Trustees.... Black Letter. Cover leaf + 12pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1758. £16.00
Plymouth Election AN ACT to give further Time to John Macbride Esquire, and his Sureties, for entering into their Recognizances, in respect of his Petition presented to the House of Commons, complaining of an undue Election and Return for the Borough of Plymouth.... 2pp, small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1790. £12.00
Plymouth Land AN ACT to enable His Majesty to grant certain Parcels of Land, situate between Great Prince Rock and the Village of Crab Tree, called Tothill Bay, and Lipson Bay... to certain Persons therein named, for the Purpose of embanking and Preserving the same from the sea. 27pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1802. £16.00
Plymouth MESSRS. SPARROW BROS. PROPOSED JETTY AND CHANNEL at Hooe Lake. Manuscript plan in ink and colour on brown tracing paper, size 10" x 13", folded. Scale 1/2500. Shows Langshill Quarry, Radford Cottages, Lodge Sluice, proposed jetty in red, and red-shaded area 'to be Dredged 2 ft. below L.W.' Note saying the estimate was £4,500. August 1888. £16.00
Plymouth Views THE ROYAL ALBUM OF PLYMOUTH AND NEIGHBOURHOOD VIEWS 31 coloured photo-litho views, on an extending folding strip, 3 being full page, others 2, 3 or 4 views per page, folding into original decorative gilt boards, size of boards approx. 8« x 12«, boards slightly rubbed at corners. Printed in Germany c1890. £32.00
Plymouth Workhouse AN ACT to amend and render more effectual Two Acts.... for erecting a Workhouse in the Town and Borough of Plymouth.... and for setting the Poor on Work and maintaining them there... and for applying for the Relief of the Poor in the said Workhouse, certain Surplus Monies which have formerly arisen... and for granting further Power to the Guardians of the Poor of the Town of Plymouth... 12pp., small folio, plus cover leaf, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1786. £17.00
Plymstock & Oreston Estates PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF THE PLYMSTOCK & ORESTON ESTATES Belonging to His Grace the Duke of Bedford, K.G., situate in the Parish of Plymstock... To be offered for Sale by Auction by Messrs. Ward & Chowen and J. Kittow & at the Royal Hotel, Plymouth,On the 15th, 16th and 17th of June... 1911. The second second day's sale catalogues only (there were sales on five days), Friday June 16th, 1911. Second Day's Sale, 2 large coloured folding plans, 36pp, Index plan of lots and Key plan inside front wrap. Cloth spine, wraps slightly foxed, front wrap faded at edge. 1911. £65.00
Plymstock (Manor of) RECORD BOOK of tenants and rents paid. Book printed with columns 'Manor of Plymstock' along top of pages, column headings for Tenants, Premises, Holding, Rent, Remarks. Lists 163 Tenants for Plymstock Cottages and Oreston Cottages, and 47 Landowners names for Fee Farm Rents. 46 double-page spreads, 8vo. Full grained calf, title on front board. Loosely inserted in small bundle of correspondence from the Bedford Estate Office concerning properties, leases etc. 1850's and 1860's. £35.00
Plymstock PLAN OF THE MANOR OF PLYMSTOCK in the County of Devon. Manuscript map in ink on cartridge paper, dissected and linen-backed, folding into small 4to cloth endpapers. Size 24" x 35", scale 5 chains to an inch. Large title, fine compass rose, scale bar. Shows roads, buildings (in solid black), each building with its garden plot numbered, fields, each with a small neat ink number. Some areas shaded with wash colour, certain areas marked 'Fee Farm' in 'Gothic' lettering. A few fields labelled with the name of the tenement, e.g. 'Lang's Tenement', 'Meadey Tenement'. There is a list bottom right of seven 'Fee Farms' (including Pomphlet Mills), with acreage. The plan has obviously been used over a long period of time - the original very small neat black numbering of the fields etc., has been added to with different red ink numbers, and in a still later hand, with acreages. There are some later prices added in pencil, presumably referring to rents. The land is bounded by the land of Earl Morley, north of Pomphlet Creek. The 'new road to Modbury' is marked with a dotted line. Names Cat-water, Radford Lake. A few small holes in linen at folds. Paper watermarked 'J. Watman 1829'. £140.00
¶ Shows a very large number of plots. The plan was presumably prepared for the Bedford Estate.
Price (W.E) TO THE INHABITANTS OF GREAT TORRINGTON Proposals having been renewed for Inclosing the Commons, I think it may be useful and interesting to you to have a correct account of what has been done formerly... Printed, 3p., folio, folds, heading in large type. Folded with docket title 'Statement Respecting Measures Proposed for Inclosing Torrington Common'. Wills, Machine Printer, Torrington. 31st August, 1883. £25.00
¶ Explains the original proposals of 1773, The Rolle Canal Act, the petition of working men, 1845, and Lord Rolle's current proposals, to 'give up rights of Common over the Rolle Estate (except for Hatchmoor) to the Inhabitants'.
Protheroe (R.E) REPORT for the consideration of the Duke of Bedford, on the proposal by the Clitters United Mine Company to work Devon Consols waste heaps for mundic. Manuscript, 6p., folio, folded, setting out the Company's proposal and giving his opinion. 'The Co. would undertake to put up Calciners at their Works at Greenhill above Gunnislake and only burn in them mundic removed from Devon Consols so that we should be able to ascertain the amount of Arsenic made... they ask His Grace to provide and lay down a tramway on the site of the old Devon Consols Railway...' Gives tables of prices and dues for arsenic. There is an initialled note in a different hand at the top saying the application should be granted 'on the grounds of clearing the waste heaps and increasing employment'. 29th January 1908. £24.00
Reynolds (Charles), Pub. THE ALBUM OF PLYMOUTH AND DEVONPORT VIEWS 16 photolitho views on extending strip, some two or four to a page, some double-page, folding into red boards, size 8" x 6", faded gilt title and decoration on front board, cloth spine. Some marks on back board. c1900. £18.00
Risdon (Joseph), Surveyor REFERENCE to Plans of Estates in the Parishes of Peters Marland, Merton, Shebbear, Newton St. Petrock, Bulkworthy, West Putford, Buckland Brewer, Parkham, Bradworthy, Woolfardisworthy, Abbotsham and Hartland belonging to The Revd. Archdeacon Moore Stevens. 134 double page spreads, in book with parchment covered boards, size 13" x 8". On left hand page are columns for number on plan, names of fields etc., description, statute measure, observations on right-hand page. The book is in two different hands, the first 60 pages referring to the original survey of 1835-6, and the last a survey of the 1890's, with reference to the Ordnance map, rather than Risdon's plans. This section has information in the 'cultivation' column and the 'Observations' column (relating to tenure etc.), whereas the first survey has none. The last date mentioned is 1902. Lacks parchment on most of spine. With Index at front to both sections. 1835-1902. £90.00
Salcombe FOR SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY of Special Interest to Yachtsmen and Motor-Boat Owners... Stonehanger, Salcombe, South Devon... 10pp., size 10" x 12", stiff wraps, photograph tipped onto front wrap, 6 tipped in photographs. no date, c1925? £30.00
¶ Included 'Lovely Gardens profusely planted with tropical plants...', Peach Walk, Bowling Green, etc.
Seaton ABSTACT of Mr. Richard Down's Title to a Dwelling House Garden and Linhay in the Occupation of John Larcome, and a Dwelling House and Garden in the Occupation of William Dommett, and a close of land called Knowles... situate in Seaton... 5p., folio, folded, outer leaf with title torn and ragged. c1810. £18.00
¶ Details title from 1787 - 1806.
Seaton AGREEMENT for rent of shop and store rooms at Seaton, James Skinner to Robert Follett, 'to carry on business of China, Glass and Earthenware, as well as Tea and Wholesale Dealers and Family Grocers'. 3 pages folio, folded. 1887. £10.00
Seaton, East Budleigh CONVEYANCE AND ASSIGNMENT of certain messuages lands and tenements situate in the several Parishes of Beer and Seaton, Otterton, and East Budleigh upon trust... John Ellis and others to Thomas Rendell. 12p., folio, folded. Contemporary copy. Small piece snipped from corner of last leaf, affecting some names. 1809. £18.00
Shapland (R) A VALUATION of the Revd. Mr. Karslake's right and interest in several parts of Whitefield in the Parish of Highbray. 5p, sm 4to, sewn in plain wraps. Lists names of fields, quality and quantity, value, valuation of timber, etc., in a neat hand. 1832. £38.00
Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton Railway Company AN ACT for authorizing the Sidmouth and Budleigh Salterton Railway Company to make and maintain a Deviation of their authorized Line.... 4pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1865. £10.00
Sidmouth Railway and Harbour (New Works) BOOK OF REFERENCE Session 1864-5. 9p folio, printed with columns for No on Plan., Description of Property, Name of Owner, Lessee, Occupier, with details filled in in MS. Original printed wraps, tears at top of back wrap, traces of vertical folds. 1865. £40.00
¶ Lists 69 properties.
Sidmouth THE HUMBLE PETITION OF THE BELLES OF SIDMOUTH to The Directory. Manuscript poem in 30 lines, on one and a half sides of a small folio sheet, folded. Describes how the ladies of Sidmouth are distraught at the departure of a group of young men (not named), and names in a satirical fashion the men who are left behind who they refer to as 'Bears': 'Now plagu'd with women, now with married bores/In joyless Apathy we pass our Hours/Now Courtsey formally as Frewin bows/Now dance with Manning spectacl'd on nose/Or worst than all endure that endless Prater/The Pock-mark'd Bededict & Quiz Le Maistre.' c1820? £25.00
South Devon Railway Company AN ACT to enable the South Devon Railway Company to extend the Line of the South Devon Railway to Torquay and to Brixham.... 11pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1847. £15.00
St. Giles in the Heath PLAN OF THE PARISH OF ST. GILES IN THE HEATH in the County of Devon. Reduced and Revised from the Tithe Commutation Map by Henry and R.L. Badcock, Land Surveyors, Launceston, 1864. Manuscript map in ink and some colour on thick paper, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into boards size 14" x 8", gilt title on front board. Size 54" x 39", scale 6 Chains to 1 inch. Large calligraphic title in a variety of decorative lettering, compass rose, scale bar. Shows rivers, roads, paths, buildings (shaded pink or grey), outline of fields and house plots, each numbered in small figures, villages in heavy ink lettering. 'Explanation' giving colour key for 'His Grace the Duke of Bedford's Old Estate', 'Lands recently purchased', 'Lands of His Grace the Duke of Bedford & The Reprs. of Rd. Cock Esq.', areas of land shaded in wash colour appropriately. The parish is mainly lying between the rivers Tamar and Cary. Extends to Chapmans Well, Cary, Hawkadon, Pinslow, Hele. Some slight off-setting. 1864. £140.00
Stevens family LAWYER'S BILL of a R. Cooke, for dealing with the will of Richard Stevens, deceased. 33 items listed in Latin, paper size 13" x 4", written on one side only. Signed as received by R. Cooke. 1728. £15.00
¶ The total was £8.8s.
Stevens family of Smythacott RENUNCIATION by John Walter of Shapwick, John Moddon of Allington, Denys Rolle of Beam and Peter Glubb of Bideford whereby they renounce any title to the Administration of the Goods and Chattels of Henry Stevens, and desire Chrisian Maria Stevens to be granted letters of Administration. 1p., folio, in a dark bold hand, signed by the four with fine large signatures and good armorial seals. Witnessed. 1749. £14.00
¶ Henry Steven's will had appointed his wife and the four above as legatees in Trust for his son.
Stoke Damerel AN ACT for building a New Chapel at Plymouth Dock, in the Parish of Stoke Damerel. 16p. plus cover leaf. Bound in recent boards, label on spine. 1797. £24.00
Stokeintinhead AN ACT for Inclosing Lands in the Parish of Stokeintinhead.... 19pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1809 £18.00
Stowford (Manor of) LEGAL QUESTIONS presumably for the consideration of a lawyer, referring to the will of Thomas Saltron in which he left the title of the Manor to his wife. 2p., sm. folio, folded. c1750? £12.00
¶ Saltron's wife before she re-married made over the title to her father Mr. Berry. In return for a payment the father in 1704 conveyed the title to Hugh Stevens, the second husband. This document poses questions as to the claims of the son of Mr. Berry.
Stuart (Geoffrey), Plymouth POSTCARD showing 'Knuckey & Sons. High Class Purveyors'. Real photograph of a couple, their son, and three staff standing in doorway, fine display of pigs' heads, carcasses, strings of sausages etc. in window. 'A Stuart Card' printed on the back. c1920. £6.00
¶ There is no clue as to where the shop was.
Sutton Harbour Improvement Company AN ACT to authorise the Duke of Cornwall and the Sutton Harbour Improvement Company to enter into and carry into effect agreements.... 3pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1876. £10.00
Tamar Ferry AN ACT for authorising and enabling the Right Honourable George Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, and Reginald Pole Carew Esquire, to establish and maintain a Common Ferry over and across the River Tamer, between a certain Place North of Plymouth Dock, in the Parish of Stoke Damarel, in the County of Devon, and Torpoint, in the Parish of Antony Saint Jacob, otherwise Antony in the East, in the County of Cornwall. 14pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1790. £22.00
MINE ARCHIVE Tavistock DEVON WHEAL UNION COPPER MINE Collection of documents relating to the Mine over the period 1857-60. The Mine was in Mary Tavy Parish on the West bank of the Tavy, south of Wheal Friendship. It appears to have been badly mismanaged by the agent, Mr Dunn, and there were financial irregularities which led to a court case. The documents can be summarised as follows:- (i) Prospectus. Six Thousand Shares of One Pound Each. Includes 2 reports on the mine, lodes, shafts, its history and prospects. 2 sides of folio sheet with adjoining leaf. Some small tears. April 1857. (ii) 6 Monthy Cost Sheets, May - Oct. 1858. Printed with name of mine and columns for name of employee, employment, quantity, price, amount etc. Lists payments to timber merchants, ironmongers, smiths, chandlers, masons etc. 'James Ware... taking out Balance Bob Pit of the little Wheel... 6s 2d', as well as those to 12 miners. Details in MS on 2 sides of sheets 15" x 19", verso of 1 sheet dark with dust. Together with Summary of costs May 1857 - Oct. 1858, and a few small sheets noting "Expenditure extra to what is included in the Monthly Cost List", including "Large Water Wheel 40 x 11 purchased from Taylors Company Wheal Friendship" with technical details. (iii) Mine Cost Book Notice. Printed on blue 4to sheet with details in MS re. tranfer of 1000 shares in Devon Wheal Union to R. Smith Purser. Not signed. Feb. 1859. Together with printed notice to the Adventurers that a petition was filed in the Vice Wardens Court against the Principal Agent in Devon Wheal Union for £130.15s.2d. Sm. 4to sheet, details in MS. 15th Nov. 1858. (iv) Minutes and copies of minutes for 4 Shareholders Meetings, Jan. - Oct. 1859. With lists of shareholders, and printed notice of the meeting on 25th Oct. 1859, to "consider the propriety of selling or disposing of the Setts, Leases & other property of the Company", and list of liabilities. Minutes of the January meeting have copy of original deed of 1st Jan. 1858 granting the lessees 21 years' liberty to search for minerals. (v) Notebook with copies of correspondence between Mr Quick, one of the original lessees, and Mr Challinor, a shareholder, July 1857 - Dec. 1858. e.g. 30th July 1857 "5 or 6 good honest men would now realize a large fortune for it is one of the richest mines in England & I am informed it will be a second Devon Consols..." 62 pages in sm. 8vo notebook, full calf, badly damped, prelims and first page disintegrating. (vi) Original letters, together with some copy letters, between Mr Quick, mainly on paper headed "Town Hall Liverpool", and Mr Challinor, Pinnox Pottery, Tunstall. 1857-60. For example: Letter from Alred Quick to Edw. Challinor, 14th Nov. 1850:- 'this afternoon one of the Men came up to me... he took out of his pocket the larger of the stone I now send to you. We then went down and broke a Bucket full of... copper ore... It is a pretty lode & I have ood reaon to believe the Lode will improve.. the ground is fair for Driving... I will get a friend of mine a smelter to give his opinion upon the samples sent by Dunn...' Approx. 120 letters, plus rough notes by the solicitors in the case brought by Challinor against Quick and an 18 page folio "Case", which is very badly damped but legible. (vii) Report by Mr Bowers Nov. 17th 1858, of his visit to the Mine and interview with the Agent, with 2 very crude ink sketch maps of lodes and shaft, in ink. "2 o'clock went down the mine & examined the lode that Capt. Dunn had cut & we saw an immense quantity of water the face of the lode was before us running west it appeared about 3 to 4" vein & we brought a piece out of it but Mr Dunn sd. it was twice the thickness at the bottom of the level.... when we came up again & went in the office to dress there came an officer from the Court & served Mr Dunn with a summons from the Court of Stannaries of Devon." 1857-60. £360.00
Tavistock REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF TAVISTOCK; With a Description of the Proposed Boundary. 2pp, with a folding lithographed plan by Robt. K. Dawson, size 15" x 17", hand-coloured in outline, scale 2" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1832. £26.00
Tipton to Budleigh-Salterton Railway AN ACT for incorporating a Company for making a Railway from the Sidmouth Railway, near Tipton, to Budleigh-Salterton.... 15pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1863. £18.00
Portledge LETTER from R. Pine Coffin, Portledge, 18th July, 1826 to someone who has asked for a reference for Richard Goodband, Gamekeeper. 15 lines, 1p., 4to. 1826. £6.00
¶ Says Goodband is honest and sober but that he cannot judge his abilities as 'he was only an occasional asistant at Lord Pawletts'. He left because Pine Coffin would not agree to a raise of £6 a year.
Werrington (Manor of) RECEIVES AT WERRINGTON COURT 1st June 1841. Manuscript listing 77 names in 2 columns, on 1p. folio, ruled in columns for names, rent due, cash recd. On the adjoining leaf are 'payments to Werrington Court, listing names and amounts paid for mason's work, Sunday School etc... together with... Presentment of the Court Baron, single folio sheet listing deaths of tenants etc. 'The following are gone to America, Dorcas Hortopp, a Life on Penrose, Patience Westlake & George Westlake, Lives on Billacott... (lists 5 others).' Signed by the Jury. 1st June, 1841. £18.00
¶ Among the surnames of tenants are Lillicrapp, Hawke, Buckler, Polgreen, Seccombe, Eggins.
Werrington PLAN OF THE PARISH OF WERRINGTON in the County of Devon. Reduced and Revised from the Tithe Commutation Map by Henry and R.L. Badcock, 1864. Manuscript map in ink and some colour on thick paper, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into boards size 14" x 8", gilt title on front board. Size 39" x 64", scale 6 Chains to 1 inch. Large calligraphic title, compass rose, scale bar. Shows rivers, roads, paths, buildings (shaded pink or grey), outline of fields and house plots, each numbered in small figures, villages in heavy ink lettering. 'Explanation' giving colour key for 'His Grace the Duke of Bedford's Old Estate', 'Lands recently purchased', 'Lands sold or exchanged'. Most of the land on east of the Tamar are shaded in wash to indicate the first and last. Some brownish off-setting of shaded area, where folded. 1864. £160.00
¶ Extends to Coal Hill, Terratidge, Werrington House, Yeolm Bridge, Stowson.
Woolfardisworthy LEASE of Bitworthy and Bitworthy Hill, Hugh Stevens to Hugh Frick of Thornberry, including messuage and tenement with the 'privilege of the Chapple and Linney... the easter Moiety of the Broad Meadow... the privilege of the well for water... halfendale of Rosely Wood...' Vellum, size 18" x 23", wax seal. Vellum grubby on verso. 1712. £28.00
¶ Lists 3 'lives', the heriot, etc.
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Beaminster AN ABSTRACT OF MR. WILLIAM RICHARDS his Title to Lands called Chappel Marsh in the parish of Beaminster. Details deeds from 1588 to 1736. 2p., sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf. Signed John Russell, 1768, as having received the deeds. 1768. £25.00
Swyre (Manor of) PRESENTMENTS AT COURT BARON for the Manor of Swyre, 1855-1864, Francis Duke of Bedford, Lord of the Manor. 9 documents, each written in ink on two sides of small folio, blank conjoint leaf folded with docket title. Lists members of the jury, presentments for Hayward, constable, a yearling bull 'to be kept for the Parish'. Signed by 12 members, mostly with their marks, all except the Presentment for 1858, which is not signed. Together with a copy of the oath for the jury. 1855-1864. £26.00
Wambrook LEASE FOR A YEAR of house and 33 acres of land in Bewley Down called Shags Plud and Woolfern Hill comprising the Site of the old Lime Kiln and a Lime Stone Quarry, and other lands, Thomas Deane to Martha Edwards. Vellum, size 18" x 23", two good armorial wax seals. Loosely inserted is an obligation bond relating to the lease. 1820. £16.00
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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. £26.00
Stockton-on-Tees THEATRE ROYAL Playbill advertising performances for October 8th and 9th, 1863. Size 29" x 10", folds, browning in some areas. Heavisides, Stockton, Printer. 1863. £26.00
¶ The main performance was 'Voice From The Streets; or A Poor Girl's Temptations!'
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Bradwell Marshes ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LVI. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo paper wraps. One field shaded. Over three-quarters of the map is sea or Flats. 1880. £16.00
Southend, Burnham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 258. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19", border all round, boundaries, main roads, railways, parkland and water features hand-coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 8vo marbled wraps with Stanford label and key map on front. c1890. £22.00
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Berkeley family SETTLEMENT on the Marriage of the Lady Emily Fitzharding Berkeley with Sydney Augustus Capel. Four vellum sheets, size 23" x 28", six wax seals. On the verso of two sheets is a later Appointment, signed with wax seal, Lady Emily Fitzharding Capel to Sydney Berkeley Capel and Berkeley Fitzharding Capel. 1859 and 1873. £25.00
Cirencester ABSTRACT OF TITLE of Joseph Mullings to several pieces of Land part of a late Close called Stepstairs. 4p., folio in manuscript. Inset coloured plan size 7" x 4". 1853. £15.00
Coleford LEASE FOR A YEAR of a tenement called Poolway in Coleford, with lands once part of Pool field, closes called Oak Piece, Ferney Leazes, Ann Collins of Ross and Robert Yarworth of Coleford to Mary Collins of Monmouth. Large vellum sheet, wax seals. 1803. £15.00
Forthampton and Chaceley PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a valuable residential property The Forthampton House Estate... comprising a Queen Anne Residence... The Lower Farm, Forthampton, New Barn Farm and Lawn Farm, Chaceley... George Hone will sell the above by auction... 24th June, 1939. 9pp., small folio, stiff printed wraps, photograph tipped on front wrap, one other tipped-in photo, plan in pocket at back. 1939. £20.00
Gloucester Gaol AN ACT for erecting a new Goal, and for removing certain Gateways, in the City of Gloucester; and for amending the several Acts passed in the Maintenance and Support of the Poor of the said City.... Black letter, cover leaf + 40pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1781. £18.00
Gloucester Records Office ROYALIST AND ROUNDHEAD IN GLOUCESTERSHIRE 1640-1660. An Exhibition... at The Wheatstone Hall, Brunswick Road, Gloucester, 15th to 27th July, 1960. 8vo, 16pp., wraps. 1960. £4.00
Hicks-Beach (M.E) PHOTOGRAPH Head and shoulders portrait, in profile, size , pasted onto thick card. c1880. £8.00
Leonard Stanley and Eastington Inclosure AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Parishes of Stanley Saint Leonard's otherwise Leonard Stanley and Eastington, or one of them.... and for discharging from Tithes Lands in the said Parish of Stanley Saint Leonard's... 30pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1830. £18.00
Minchinhampton, Horsley, and Avening. VOTES FOR THE EASTERN DIVISION OF GLOUCESTERSHIRE, To Be Sold By Auction by J.C.T. Abram, At the George Inn, Nailsworth, On Saturday the 25th Day of May, 1839. Poster, printed on one side only, size approx. 20" x 13", folded, with short marginal tear to one fold, neatly repaired. J.G. Goodwyn, Printer, Tetbury: 1839. £40.00
¶ Lists 7 lots of lands and properties, with names of occupiers. Includes tenements at Box, pasture land and five cottages with large gardens at Rodborough in the parish of Minchinhampton, tenements at Forest Green.
Moreton Valence REMOVAL NOTICE from the Church Wardens and Overseers of the Poor of Moreton Valence to those of Woodmancote, posted to them with address panel on verso, for the removal of Louisa Barnes, wife of Henry Barnes who has deserted her, naming her four children. One sheet folio, printed on blue paper, with manuscript inserts. Some browning, wear at central fold. Small piece torn from left top corner. Posted with address panel and two stamps on verso 1859. £22.00
¶ Says that the errant husband was the illegitimate son of Anne Ayliffe of Woodmancote, born 1813.
Olveston AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Manor and Tithing of Olveston within the Parish of Olveston in the County of Gloucester. 28pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1841. £17.00
Rangeworthy Inclosure AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Hamlet of Rangeworthy, in the Parish of Thornbury.... 15pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1811. £17.00
SOCIETY OF TRADESMEN Wickwar CONVEYANCE by Appointment and Release of Lands at Wickwar, Arthur Hockley of Wickwar, William Jones, Labourer, master, and Thomas Watts, Labourer and others, Stewards of a Society of Tradesmen formerly meeting at the Kings Arms in Wickwar and now meeting at the house of John Chandler known as the New Inn, Revd. Thomas Jones and others to Joseph Plaister, shopkeeper, of Wickwar. 3 vellum sheets, some browning and rubbing, outside dusty, signed by 48 parties, with small wax seals, on the last sheet, some with their marks, and again on the back of one sheet, without seals, acknowledging receipt of £250 paid by Plaister. 1819. £45.00
¶ The names of the parties are given in the body of the deed, all with occupations, including farrier, pargeter, woolstribbler, woolcomber, mason. The majority are listed as labourers. Parishes they come from include Tortworth, Yate, Hawkesbury, Cromhall.
Woollen industry TO THE KING'S MOST EXCELLENT MAJESTY in Humble obedience to your Majesty's Commands signified to me by The Right Honourable George John Earl Spencer.... referring to me the annexed Petition of Isaac Sanford of the City of Gloucester Civil Engineer and Stephen Price of Stroud Civil Engineer to consider thereof... which Petition sets forth that the Petitioners.... have found out and invented a new improvement of method to raise a Nap or Pile on Woollen Cotton and all other Cloth.... Document which would have accompanied the Petition, in MS on 3 pages small folio, signed by Samuel Romilly. Folds, small piece torn from top corner of second page, affecting 3 letters of one word, traces of mounting on blank verso. The letter recommends that a patent be granted, and that the petitioners should cause a complete description of their invention to be inrolled. 1806. £60.00
¶ George John Spencer was Secretary of State for 1806 only. Paper watermarked 1801.
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Hampshire and Isle of Wight
Alton, Petersfield ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 300. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19", border all round, boundaries, main roads, railways, parkland and water features hand-coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 8vo marbled wraps with Stanford label and key map on front. c1890. £20.00
¶ Covers small portion of Sussex in bottom right corner. Covers Binstead, Rogate, Warnford, Itchen Abbas.
Basingstoke ADMINSTRATION of the will of Henry Piercy of Basingstoke. Copy of will (dated 1703) on vellum, size 7" x 8«", administration in Latin, size 7" x 6". Tag, lacking seal. 1707. £20.00
¶ Makes his wife Elizabeth administratrix, leaves twelve pounds each to his children.
Basingstoke ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 284. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19", border all round, boundaries, main roads, railways, parkland and water features hand-coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 8vo marbled wraps with Stanford label and key map on front. c1890. £18.00
Crux Easton PARTICULARS, VIEWS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the distinctive residential property known as Crux Easton House, Crux Easton... an Eighteenth Century Residence... Well-Timbered Grounds of Restful Charm... 35 acres... For Sale by Public Auction... 9th July, 1928. 14pp., 4to, stiff wraps, 5 tipped-in photographs. 1928. £32.00
¶ Not far from the property was the site of the famous grotto constructed by the daughters of the Rector of Burghclere, celebrated in a poem by Pope, who frequently visited the house.
King's Somborne THE RESIDENTIAL, SPORTING AND AGRICULTURAL ESTATE known as Furze Down comprising a Modern Residence... Hoplands Farm, Forest of Bere Farm, Glebe Farm, 7 Cottages... in all 2,322 Acres... To be Offered for Sale by Auction... 30th November, 1937... 26pp., 13" x 9", stiff wraps with key plan on front wrap, large folding plan in pocket at rear, 4 photographic views on two plates. Wraps slightly dusty, number in ink on front wrap. 1937. £25.00
Ryde Isle of Wight AUCTION POSTER. Messrs. Wallis, Riddett & Co. Will Sell by Auction Furniture and other effects.... a Parisian Phaeton... a Capital Dog Cart.... Size 30" x 20". 1898. £15.00
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Longtown PARTICULARS, PLAN, AND CONDITIONS OF SALE, OF A VALUABLE FARM CALLED THE MAERDY, Situate in the Townships of Longtown and Newton, Herefordshire, which will be offered for Sale by Auction, by Messrs. Rogers, Hamar, & Pye, at the Spread Eagle Inn, in the City of Hereford, On Wednesday, the 29th day of June, 1881. Folio, large coloured folding plan loosely inserted, 3pp, folded, docket title. 1881. £28.00
Lyonshall PARTICULARS AND PLAN OF TWO VALUABLE FREEHOLD FARMS called "Newhouse" and "Summer Court," In the parish of Lyonshall in the County of Herford.... which will be Sold by Auction by Mr C.F. Blakeley the Oxford Arms Hotel, Kington, On Thursday, the 28th day of July, 1898. Folio, large coloured folding plan, docket title, 4pp. 1898 £26.00
Peterchurch PARTICULARS WITH PLAN OF AN ATTRACTIVE FREEHOLD ESTATE Comprising a desirable Farm known as "Hinton Court,".... "Hinton Farm," also several excellent Small Holdings.... Edwards & Russell Are instructed to Sell by Auction.... the 13th day of July, 1910. Folio, large coloured folding plan loosely inserted, 3pp, folded, docket title. 1910. £34.00
St. Margarets, Ewyas Harold and Hereford PARTICULARS AND PLAN of a freehold Farm called "Woodlands Farm," At St.Margarets; A Convenient Cottage Holding called "Elm Bridge Cottage," at Ewyas Harold; and Valuable Freehold Properties In the City of Hereford. To be Sold by Auction... the 9th day of July, 1902. Folio, large coloured folding plan loosely inserted, 3pp, original wraps, folded. The section of the back wrap with docket title is discoloured. 1902. £28.00
Wellington & Burghill PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of very desirable Landed Properties for Investment or Early Occupation.... Fertile Garden or Hop Lands Well Planted Thriving Orchards.... Commodious Farm House, Homestead & Cottage Residence For Sale by Auction.... July 19, 1871. 7pp., 4to, folded, folding hand-coloured plan. Completed memorandum signed over stamp. Attractively printed in a variety of type-faces. 1871. £32.00
Weobley PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Dwelling Houses and Orchard, Pasture, Arable and Garden Lands, which will be Sold By Auction.... 5th December, 1876. 5pp., folio, on blue paper, folded, with completed memorandum. Folding plan coloured in outline. 1876. £28.00
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Bacon's COUNTY MAP AND GUIDE for Cyclists and Tourists. 15pp. guide, folding map with selection of Cycling Routes. Folding into sm. 8vo wraps, faded, with illustration of cyclists. A few foxing spots on map. c1910. £8.00
Hadley Common AUCTION SALE PARTICULARS of the Choice Historical Freehold Property known as 'The Mount'... comprising a Beautiful Old Georgian House... Lovely Gardens & Pleasure Grounds... for sale by Auction... 17th June, 1913. 1pp., wraps decoratively printed in red and black, photo tipped onto front wrap, 14" x 9", 5 sepia photographs in text. Vertical crease down centre. Some small edge tears in front wrap. 1913. £16.00
Hertfordshire RELEASE of rights in the Manor of Bibsworth Hall in Hertford, with all the messuages, houses, dovehouses, meadows, fishings, etc., in the parishes of Rampton, Withampstead, King's Walden. Geffrey Tasburgh of East Wrotham, Humfrey Groves of Covent Garden, Taylor, and Richard Nightingale servant of Geffrey Tasburgh, to Nicholas Monke of Husten in Sussex, on payment of £2000. On vellum, size 21" x 27", signatures, and presumably seals, at end cut away. Large calligraphic initial 'T'. 1656. £30.00
Hitchin BOND of Mercy Collis of Hitchin widow of John Collis, Brazier, Francis Corrie, Linen Draper, to John Newman, Gent., for £100. 1p., manuscript, small folio, blank conjoint leaf. Three wax seals. Signed with large 'MC' by Mercy, and by two other parties, and witnesses. 1725. £22.00
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Biddenden SHORT NOTICE OF SALE Crampton House Farm, Biddenden... Catalogue of the Household Furniture... Agricultural Implements... 2 Draught horses... 2 Cows... for Sale by Auction on the Premises... June 14th, 1880. Poster, size 20" x 15", folds, heading in large lettering, listing 149 Lots. Two small splits at fold, repaired on verso with archival tape. 1880 £18.00
Canterbury AN ACT for vesting certain Estates belonging to the See of Canterbury, now vested in Trustees for Sale, in the Archbishop of Canterbury... 5pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1853. £7.00
Canterbury, Ashford ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 289. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19", border all round, boundaries, main roads, railways, parkland and water features hand-coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 8vo marbled wraps with Stanford label and key map on front. c1890. £20.00
Dartford, Sevenoaks AN ACT for repairing the Road leading from Dartford to Sevenoaks... 6pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1831. £9.00
Dymchurch PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Freehold Dwelling House and Ripe Building Land... situate at Dunkirk End... to be Sold by Auction... 15th August, 1904. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title. 1904. £12.00
¶ At the back of the dwelling house was a brick building 'formerly used as a Herring Hang'.
Erith AN ACT for authorizing the Extension and Maintenance of Tramways in the Parish of Erith... 10pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1864. £9.00
Farnborough AN ACT for repairing and widening the Road leading from the Well at the North-west End of the Town of Farnborough... to a Place called Riverhill in the Parish of Sevenoaks... 30pp., small folio, plus cover leaf. Disbound. Act of Parliament. Paper slightly darkened in places. 1748. £8.00
Folkestone, New Romney, Kingsnorth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 305. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19", border all round, boundaries, main roads, railways, parkland and water features hand-coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 8vo marbled wraps with Stanford label and key map on front. c1890. £20.00
¶ The bottom right quarter of the map is sea area.
General Vallies AN ACT to enable the Commissioners of Sewers for several Limits in the Eastern Parts of the County of Kent, more effectually to drain and improve the Lands and Grounds within the General Vallies. 22pp., plus cover leaf, small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1776. £16.00
Gravesend AN ACT for authorizing the granting of Lease of Part of the Estates in the County of Kent devised by the Will of the Right Honourable Edward Earl of Darnley deceased. 13pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. Includes 2p. Schedule of properties in Gravesend, with occupiers. 1839. £12.00
INDEX MAP TO ANDREWS AND DRURY'S LARGE-SCALE MAP Kitchin Sculpt. A MAP OF THE COUNTY OF KENT Taken from an Actual Survey as an Index to the Large One. Engraved map, coloured in outline, 2/5" to 1 mile, divided into 25 numbered sections corresponding to the 25 sheets of the large-scale map. Size 20" x 27", dissected and mounted on linen, some browning of paper at edges of four central sections, a few light browning spots at edges. Linen on verso spotty (presumably staining from glue where paper pasted to linen). Folding into marbled slip-case, rubbed at corners, owner's 1833 inscription in ink. 1769. £190.00
Maidstone PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the attactive modern residence known as 'Rossdale' Sittingbourne Road... for sale by Auction, March 12th, 1914. 2pp., folio, plus 1p. conditions of sale. Folded with docket title... together with... similar particulars for sale June 27th, 1918, of a dwelling house known as Bodman House, No. 8, London House, with a large school room at the rear with side entrance for pupils. 1914 and 1918. £15.00
Rolvenden PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of 8 Recently Erected Cottages and Building Land... for sale by Auction, March 4th, 1870. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title, and completed memorandum signed over stamp. 1870. £12.00
Sandwich, Margate GENERAL STATEMENT of the Income and Expenditure of the Sandwich, Margate and Ramsgate Turnpike Trust, in the County of Kent, between the 1st Day of January, 1835, and the 31st Day of December, 1835, inclusive. Oblong folio sheet, printed on one side with expenditure on Labour, Carriage Materials, salaries, repairs, etc. Land purchased, income from fines, etc., and on verso printed forwarding letter from Martin Daniel, Clerk to the Trustees, and a manuscript note about the next meeting. Posted to Edward Dering at Margate, with circular Ramsgate postmark. Sackett and Fuller, Printers, Ramsgate, 1836. £35.00
Tenterden and Rolvenden PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of A Freehold House in High Street, Tenterden, and Several Cottages in Tenterden and Rolvenden... for sale by Auction... Oct. 28th, 1870... 3pp., folio, folded with docket title. 1870. £18.00
Upchurch AN ACT to raise Money for the Purchase of the Horsham Estate... now in lease from the Warden and College of All Souls, Oxford, to the Right Honourable George Francis Robert Lord Harris... 26pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1864. £10.00
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Blackburn, Turton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LXXXIX N.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size approx. 13" x 15", plus wide margins. Surface slightly dusty. Printed from an Electrotype taken in 1891. £18.00
Carlton LEASE of a messuage in Carlton for a yearly rent of five shillings and eight pence, George Hull the elder to John Silcock of Harthorne, husbandman. On vellum, size 10" x 17", wax seal on tag. Vellum rather thin and rubbed in parts, 1" split at a fold. 1635. £17.00
General Strike LIVERPOOL EXPRESS BULLETIN May 8th, 1926. Single sheet, broadsheet size, printed on one side only. Folded, hole 1" diameter where folds meet at centre, with loss of some text. 1926. £10.00
¶ 'More Specials Wanted', 'Union Leaders Suspended'.
Lancashire & Yorkshire Railway FEET WARMERS The use of Feet Warmers in the Trains must be discontinued at once... Printed instruction to Station Masters from Wm. Thorley, General Manager, ordering the collection and forwarding of all feet warmers to the Carriage Dept. at Newton Heath. 8vo, printed on one side, traces of fold. April, 1887. £9.00
Lancaster Marsh AN ACT for embanking, draining, and otherwise improving, a certain Stinted Pasture, called Lancaster Marsh, in the County Palatine of Lancaster. Cover leaf + pages numbered 171-176, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1796. £15.00
Manchester PRICE LIST of Wire Nails. Rd. Johnson, Clapham & Morris. Single sheet, blue paper, 4to, printed with price list for different types of nails, with advert. on verso. Stab hole. 1907. £7.00
Mersey Volunteer Division, R.E., Submarine Miners SMOKING CONCERT January 8th, 1894. Programme, printed one side only of 8vo sheet, embossed and pale green border, embossed badge at head. Lists songs and sketches, no indication of where the concert was held. 1894. £10.00
Rochdale TO BE LET By Ticket, for a Term of Eleven Years, At the House of Mrs. Marriott, The Roe Buck Inn, in Rochdale, on Monday the 14th Day of March, 1808... Handbill listing four lots of land, with description, size 12" x 7", traces of folds. Hartley, Printer, Rochdale, 1808. £40.00
¶ The Closes of land included Great Meadow, Barn Meadow with the Barn, Clover field adjoining to Blackwater-street. The occupier of the first three lots was Mrs. Marriott.
Spotland, Rochdale LEASE OF POSSESSION of Miln House in Spotland with Cottage, Water Corn Mill and one Kiln, a messuage called Horsecroft, another called Holling Hill, and three messuages in Rochdale called the Queen's Head, in Yorkshire Street, James Hey the elder to James Hey the younger. 3p., folio, folded, contemporary copy. 1760. £22.00
Strangeways Hall Colliery TWO MANUSCRIPT PLANS 'Strangeways Hall Colliery. Haigh Yard Mine, Leylands Exors. Estate.' On waxed cotton, in ink and colours, scale 30 yds. to an inch. One size 23" x 25", showing coal got between 1912 and 1915, coloured according to year, with key in top corner, the other size 25" x 33", showing top coal. 'Office Copy' in red in top margin. c1915. £20.00
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Bedford Level AN ACT for laying an additional Tax upon the Lands within the North Level, Part of the Great Level of the Fens called Bedford Level, and on Portsand, otherwise Great Portsand, in the County of Lincoln, for the further Support and Preservation of the principal Banks and Works of the said North Level. Cover leaf + pages numbered 1123-1136, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1796. £14.00
Brigg PARTICULARS of Parts of the Elwes Estates in Bigby and Roxby... 9p., folio, glossy wraps, basic plans. 1962... with... The Particularly Charming Detached Residence Nicolgate, Wrawby Road... 6pp., 4to, 2 photos, plan. 1966. 1950-1966. £13.00
Louth, Spilsby ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXXIV. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 26". Linen-backed and folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. Parkland and main roads hand-coloured. c1860. £20.00
¶ One third of map is sea area.
Sedgebrook PROBATE OF THE WILL of Thomas Hollingworth of Sedgebrook, yeoman. On paper, two large folio pages, printed administration certificate attached, but information written in manuscript on verso, signed, rather than inserted in the spaces in the printed document. Large papered seal on tag... together with... A Copy of the Richd. Hollingworth's Will. Sated 29th Jan. 1718. 1p, folio, 32 lines. Contemporary copy. Piece torn from left margin. Refers to his house and land at Allington, six of his best cows and sheep, etc. 1728. £25.00
¶ Leaves his closes of land in Allington to his wife.
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British Empire Exhibition THREE POSTCARDS WITH PORTRAIT SILHOUETTES printed at the bottom 'British Empire Exhibition Wembley, April to October, 1924.' Plain white cards with undivided backs, with black paper silhouettes pasted on, two of the same man, with hat and spectacles, and one of a lady with a hat. Names written on the back in pencil, with date. Sarhig, Printers, Harrow Rd., W.2. 1924. £16.00
¶ The people were Hamish Macdonald and Elsie Margaret Beg Macfarlane.
Flax and Hemp Sale FOR PUBLIC SALE at the London Commercial Sale Rooms, Mincing Lane... 3rd May, 1876, The Following Goods.... Manning, Collyer & Co., Brokers. 4 pages, size 17" x 7". Traces of horizontal folds, stab hole in top right corner. 1876. £30.00
¶ Lists 56 Lots in all, comprising numbers of bales of hemp and flax, for example Coconada Hemp, Sunn Hemp, Manila Hamp, Green Curled Fibre etc. Lists port shipped from vessell, and which Quay or Wharf it is at, with merchants mark. For example 'Fine Rhine Italian Hemp... Per Emperor, from Venice, on Shew at Watson's Wharf...'.
Hackney Coachmen AN ACT for repealing the Rates and Fares taken by licensed Hackney Coachmen.... Pages numbered 391-395, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1800. £12.00
Harlesden COUNTERPART LEASE of No. 6 Springwell Avenue Harlesdon. Large vellum sheet, printed with manuscript inserts. R.P. Wright Esq. Small coloured sketch plan in text. 1901. £10.00
Hickin (John) TO THE WORTHY INHABITANTS of the Parish of St. Dunstan in The West. Handbill, 4to, printed on one side only, thanking parishioners for their support in the poll and soliciting further votes the next day. With results of the Poll 'at the Close of this Day'. Hen & Chicken Court, Fleet St., Wednesday Evening, 18th July, 1810. £25.00
Ingram Court, Fenchurch Street DEED to lead Uses of Recovery between Ann Haywood, widow of Joseph Hayward, Merchant, and her son Thomas Hayward, Hosier, and Francis Pease of Threadneedle Street. Contemporary attested copy on paper, 3p folio, folded with docket title. Refers to brick messuages in Fenchurch Street near a court called Ingram Court, known by the sign of the three Kings, the Black Lyon, the Cross Keys or Queen's Head, together with the Gateway out of the Court and the rooms over it, and various lands at East and West Ham, Barnes Green. Names occupiers. Attested copy 1762 of original of 1753. £22.00
Kensington LEASE for 96 years, of a messuage, number 5 Pitt Street, Stephen Pitt to William Beech. 2 vellum sheets, 23" x 24", six wax seals, coloured plan of the house and land in the margin, size 7" x 3". 1847. £16.00
¶ The conditions of the lease involved painting the outside woodwork and ironwork every two years and the inside every seven years. Tenants were not allowed to expose any 'cloth or linen' in front of the house.
Kentish Town ASSIGNMENT of 151 Brecknock Road, Kentish Town, Michael McSheehan to Emily Harper. 2 large vellum sheets, wax and papered seals. 1876. £10.00
Middlesex ORDER to the Sheriff of Middlesex to apprehend James Morris the younger and put him in prison for non-payment of arrears of Stage Coach Duty 'payable in respect of divers Stage Coaches and carriages kept for the purpose of conveying passengers for hire to and from different places in Great Britain. His goods were also to be valued. Printed on vellum, folio, with manuscript inserts. Red paper stamp top left, vellum slightly browned. 1824. £28.00
Millbank Church AN ACT for making Provision for the Rector of the New Church, situate near Millbank, in the Parish of St. Margaret Westminster..... Cover leaf + pages numbered 563-575, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by John Baskett, 1728. £10.00
Philips' CYCLISTS' MAP of The County of Middlesex. Linen-backed, folding into small 8vo. red linen wraps. Some foxing spots at edge of map. c1912. £8.00
Pictures and drawings THE COLLECTION of Pictures and Drawings of Sir W. Cuthbert Quilter, Bart. Who has disposed of his house and Picture Gallery, 74 South Audley Street, W. Which will be sold by Auction by Messrs. Christie Manson & Woods... July 9th, 1909. 37pp., 8vo, wraps. Prices marked in ink with name of purchaser. 1909. £14.00
¶ Included Rossetti's 'La Bella Mano' (bought by Agnew for £2,100, Millais 'Murthly Moss', bought for £3,150 by Tooth, Joshua Reynolds 'Venus and Piping Boy'.
Saint James THE PARTICULARS of Leasehold Estates situate in Great Pulteney Street, Golden Square, in the Parish of Saint James, Carnaby Street, Carnaby Market and Sherrard Street, Golden Square, which will be Sold By Auction by Mr Pettitt, Monday the 24th of March, 1794... at new Slaughter's Coffee-House, St. Martin's Lane, in Four Lots... 3pp., small folio, docket title. 1794. £65.00
¶ Names occupiers with their occupation, details of lease, rent, list of rooms etc.
Saint Sepulchre AN ACT for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within that Part of the Parish of Saint Sepulchre, which is in the County of Middlesex; and for paving, cleansing.... regulating the Squares, Streets.... Cover leaf + pages numbered 1319-1403, disbound, short tear to cover leaf. Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, 1772. £20.00
South East London and Dartford ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Fifth Edition. Sheet No. 115. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Blue and black Ellis Martin Cover with hiker, cloth-backed. Name and adress written in left margin. 1934. £9.00
South London ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile, Sheet 270. Size 13" x 19", linen-backed, folding into small 8vo printed green cloth wraps with imprint of Alfred Wilson, Bookseller. c1880. £18.00
St. John's Wood LEASE of house and premises on the north side of Belsize Road, the fifth House westwards of Albion Road, J. Standen, to John Morgan and John Henry Morgan, plasterers. Three large vellum sheets, wax seals. In the margin of the first sheet is an elevation of the three-storey house, and a plan, showing adjoining owners. 1852. £14.00
¶ The Morgans had recently built the house.
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Greenwood (C. & H) MAP OF THE COUNTY OF MONMOUTHSHIRE. From an Actual Survey made in the Years 1829 & 1830. Engraved map, hand coloured, with an engraved inset view of Tintern Abbey. Size approx. 25" x 29". Scale approx. 1" = 3 miles. Central fold. Several repaired edge tears, one of which reaches 1" into map. 1831. £70.00
Rowe (G), Teacher of Drawing, Cheltenham THE WINDCLIFF From Piercefield. Large oval vignette lithograph, size 5" x 7«", overall size of paper 8" x 10". Some buckling of paper. c1840. £16.00
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East Dereham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Cottages in Swanton Morley Which Will be Sold by Auction.... 19th September 1862.... 4to, 5pp, folds. Attractive type-faces. Notes on prices. 1862. £15.00
Norwich Crown Bank BANK BOOK sm. 8vo, blind-stamped cloth wraps, first page printed in copperplate lettering with list of branches of Norwich Crown Bank and Norfolk and Suffolk Bank, printed inside with 'in Account with Messrs. Harveys & Hudsons' and with debit and credit for account of Messrs. J. Taylor in ink. 9p. 1870. £8.00
Wymondham PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of the Freehold Estate comprising a Dwelling-House... Two Cottages and Gardens... arable and pasture land... for Sale by Auction 26th July, 1867. 2pp., folio, plus docket title. Repaired split down left edge. 1867. £8.00
¶ Names occupiers.
Wymondham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Cottages and Land at Wymondham... for Sale by Auction.... 2nd July, 1869. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title. 1869. £8.00
Wymondham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Highly Valuable Estate in Spooner Row Division, Consisting of a Capital Brick and Slate Messuage with excellent buildings and about Twenty Acres of Land... for Sale by Auction.... 16th July, 1864. 3pp., small folio, folded with docket title. 1864. £12.00
¶ With schedule.
Wymondham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Desirable Cottages, and Gardens situate in Wymondham, Morley St. Botolph, and Wicklewood in Norfolk... to be Sold by Auction... 26th Day of July, 1861. 5pp., 4to. Vertical fold. The headings to the lots are printed in attractive decorative type-faces. 1861. £15.00
¶ The 10 Lots comprise cottages and tenements in Rattle Row, Fairland Street, and near the church.
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Hardwick, Wellingborough ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXIX N.E, N.W. etc., scale 6" to 1 mile. Water features hand-coloured. Size approx. 25" x 36". Linen-backed, folding into 8vo cloth wraps. 1887. £28.00
Pattishall COPY ADMINISTRATION with will annexed, of The Revd. Thomas Welch, Clerk. 5p., folio. Leaves the Presentation to Nether Vicarage and Parish Church of Pattishall, and his lands in Blakesley to his son, Presentation to the Rectory and Parish Church of Slapton to another son, etc. Will dates 1815, copy c1818. £12.00
Stony Stratford, Towcester ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. 202. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19" plus wide margins. Some light soiling in bottom margin. O.S. blindstamp 1893. £16.00
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Branton IMPORTANT SALE OF LAND The Freehold Manor and Estate of Branton comprising the Farms called West Side, East Side, Middle Steads, Mile End Farm... lease of Corn Tithes under the Dean and Chapter of Carlisle... for Sale by Auction... 27th July, 1854. 6pp., folio, printed on blue paper, folded with docket title. With folding lithographed plan, hand-coloured in outline. 1854. £30.00
¶ With Schedules, giving field names, acreages. Included a stone quarry.
Tynemouth CONVEYANCE of a piece of land near John Street in the village of Cullercoats in the parish of Tynemouth for building sites, with the messuage now being constructed, John Simpson M.D. to Henry Hetherington of Cullercoats. Two vellum sheets, size 22" x 27", wax seals. On verso of one sheet is a coloured plan of a house, size 5" x 8", which was to be used as a model. On the second sheet is a list of 19 stipulations as to the building of the houses, streets, water supply, e.g. 'The streets to be paved with Scotch granite paving...', 'Countess slates to be used throughout for covering of roofs...' 1866. £20.00
Woodhorne AN ACT for impowering the surviving Commissioners and Trustees for forfeited Estates to execute proper Conveyances of the late Lord Widdrington's Estate.... to Trustees for the Creditors of the said Company... Cover leaf + pages numbered 735-743, black letter, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Thomas Baskett, 1745. £14.00
¶ Relates to the confiscation of estate of 'Traitors and Popish Recusants'.
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Jericho, Oxford 6 WALTON STREET, JERICHO. HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, Strong Coal Cart.... Harness, and various Effects. To be Sold by Auction by Messrs T. Mallam and Son, On the Premises on Thursday, March 29th, 1855.... Poster, size 15 x 10" H. Cooke & Co, Printers, Oxford, 1855. £24.00
¶ Includes an extensive list of the 121 items in the sale, listed room by room.
Shipton BRIEF PARTICULARS of The Unique Residential and Sporting Property known as Shipton Court... A Remarkably Fine Example of Elizabethan Architecture... In the Centre of the Heythrop Hunt... For Sale by Private Treaty. Price £35,000. Descriptive catalogue, size 9" x 11", 10pp., stiff wraps with photo pasted on front wrap. 5 photographs tipped in. n.d. c1930. £30.00
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Rowton Estate, Clungunford and Hopesay PARTICULARS AND PLAN of a desirable Freehold Estate.... A Farm House with Outbuildings.... Two Cottages.... Arable and Pasture Land.... to be Sold by Auction.... 8th day of June 1880. 2pp., folio, plus docket title, folding plan. 5p manuscript conditions of sale attached.... together with.... ABSTRACT OF TITLE of the Mortgagees of Timothy Bishop to the Rowton Estate.... Manuscript on 22 pages folio, giving title back to 1792. 2 items. 1880. £30.00
Walker (J) & (C) SHROPSHIRE. Folding engraved, hand-coloured map, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, dissected and mounted on linen, engraved area approx. 12«" x 15«", plus margins, folding into 12mo cloth boards, with original label. Descriptive summary with table of distances etc., pasted inside front board. 1841. £22.00
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Batcombe RELEASE of a messuage and closes of land (including lands called Holly Hill, Worthy, Shelf, Portway, Thorn Hill) in Batcombe, Joseph and Elizabeth Chaddock of Batcombe to George Cox of Clevedon. Four vellum sheets, approx. 20" x 25", 4 wax seals. Receipt for £380 on verso. 1797. £28.00
¶ Refers back to an earlier indenture involving the Chaddocks and Stephen Millard of Butcombe, Stocking Maker, and to an auction sale.
Bridgwater BY A GENTLEMAN OF BRIDGEWATER on the Death of His Sister. Manuscript poem, 14 four-line stanzas, on 3 sides of small folio paper. Rather untidily written, presumably original as at one point he has crossed out 'those' in 'To tread those footsteps' and put 'the footsteps' as it scans better. c1810. £18.00
¶ The girl was 'Snatch'd when thy opening Joys began to bloom'. 'Calm & serene she saw her fate approach/And Only felt for those she left behind/No Guilty terrors hover'd round her Couch/Her Heart was easy and her soul resign'd.'
Bridgwater TO THE WORTHY AND INDEPENDENT ELECTORS of The Borough of Bridgwater... Broadside in which Vere Poulett comment on the recent decision of Select Committee of the House of Commons, referring to the Polls of 1806 and 1807, thanking people for their support and conveying his readiness to represent them in Parliament in future. Size 10" x 8", 24 lines, pasted to card, with inscription in ink below 'Presented to the Club by Mr Henry Harding in memory of his father... 4th December 1893'. Lower Grosvenor Street, 25th March, 1808. £50.00
Corfe PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Sporting and Residential Property known as Hayne, Corfe, Comprising a Stone Built Tudor House... rich grassland, sporting woodland... 2 building sites... in all about 166 acres... for Sale by Auction, July 14th, 1937... 10pp., small folio, stiff wraps with photo on front wrap, four photographic views on two plates, folding plan at rear. Edges of front wrap dust-stained, number written in ink on front wrap. 1937. £18.00
Dale (R.W) PEAT IN CENTRAL SOMERSET A Planning Study. 36pp., card wraps, small folio. Maps, line drawings and photographs. Somerset County Council. 1967. £18.00
Great Western Railway BRIDGWATER DOCKS Notice. States vessels 180ft. in length or 31ft beam will not be allowed to enter the Docks, and stating measurements of boats which will only be allowed by Special Arrangement. In heavy lettering, size 19" x 12", folds, wear at one fold with small splits in paper, small piece torn from top left corner in blank area. Sept. 1907. £16.00
Hillfarrance ASSIGNMENT of a dwelling house and pasture ground at Redbridge, James Jarman, thatcher, Hannah Wood, of Bishops Lydiard, his sister, and others, to Daniel Litherton. Vellum, size 19" x 28", wax seals. Signatures faded. Ink of text slightly faded but legible. 1717. £18.00
Holcombe Rogus PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Holcombe Court Estate, Holcombe Rogus, near Taunton, including the Fine Early Tudor Manor House, Eleven Farms, New Inn and George Inn, Numerous Cottages, comprising a Large Part of the Delightful Village of Holcombe Rogus... for Sale by Auction... June 28th, 1939... 32pp., size 13" x 9", stiff wraps with small tipped-on photograph. Finely printed in brown on buff paper, with decorative 'Gothic' style headings etc. Small Key plan on first page, 14 tipped-in photographs. Large folding coloured plan in pocket inside back wrap. Wraps slightly dusty at edges, number in ink on front wrap. 1939. £40.00
Hornblotton PARTICULARS of the Medium-size Country Residence Hornblotton House, nr. Castle Cary... well-timbered gardens... small lake and 2 tennis lawns... for Sale by Auction 19th October, 1938. 12pp., small folio. Folding plan, 4 tipped in photographs, and photograph on front wrap. Wraps detached and repaired down spine with archival tape, stains on front wrap. 1938. £12.00
Ilminster LEASE FOR A YEAR of messuage comprising one shop, one other shop that was formerly a Hall, one salting room, one kitchen called Grammar's kitchen one brewhouse, two stables... in Ditton Street, Thomas Culliford, Linen Draper, Richard Pearson, Silk Manufacturer, to Samuel Palmer of Colyton. Vellum, 16" x 23", signed by six parties with 6 wax seals, some foxing along central fold. 1784. £26.00
Kingsbrompton TO BE LET BY AUCTION at the Lion Inn, in Wiveliscombe, on Thursday the 1st day of March next.... all the Capital Dairy & Grazing Farm, Situate at Ruggs.... To view the Lands, apply to Mr. Langdon, at Withiel Florey, one of the Owners.... Poster 11" x 8«", a few browning posts, Ms extract from conveyance of house in Williton on verso. 1832. £26.00
Lower Weston, Twerton, Bath ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XIII.8. Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 1/2500. 1932. £17.00
¶ Covers area from Locksbrook Cemetery to Clays End, including Flight Works, Weston Mills, Maltings etc.
Redlynch PARTICULARS of the Freehold, Residential and Tithe-Free Estate known as Redlynch Park, Bruton, including the well-preserved Stone-Built Georgian Mansion known as 'Redlynch' and the commodious 'West Mansion', Redlynch Park Farm, The Dairy Farm, 'The Aviaries'... various cottages... covering in all 745a. 0r. 34p. Which will be Sold by Auction... September 25th, 1913... 22pp., size 15" x 10", stiff wraps, key map inside front wrap, coloured folding plan and two other plans of the 'The Georgian Mansion' and 'The West Mansion'. 5 photographic plates, one view per page. Edges of wraps and first leaf slightly dusty. 1913. £45.00
¶ Includes Redlynch Lake, various cottages and farms, woodland.
South Cadbury SURVEY AND VALUATION OF LANDS AND PREMISES IN THE PARISH OF SOUTH CADBURY.... the subject of a proposed exchange between the Revd Henry Bennett as Rector of that parish and James Bennet Esq. Folio, folded, 8p, manuscript, with schedules of lands giving field names, state of cultivation etc. Marked "copy declaration, survey etc. as finally adopted'. 1848. £24.00
South Petherton, Crewkerne ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Two maps, scale 6" to 1 mile, Sheets LXXXVIII N.E. (Lopen, Seavington), LXXXIX N.W (Merriott, Chiselborough). Sheet size 12" x 18", plus margins, last sheet rather spotty in margins. 1930's. £18.00
Taunton GRANTS Six grants 'out of Lockage', made at the Court Baron of William Kinglake Lord of the Manor of Taunton Late Priory. 5p., small folio. Refers to 6 areas of land including property in Middle Street. 30th October. 1826. Copy made c1877. £18.00
Ubley CONVEYANCE of close of land called 'Binhams', John Griffin to Susan Knowles. 2 large vellum sheets, wax seals. Affixed is completed document for taking acknowledgement of deeds by married women. 1869 £12.00
¶ With Schedule of deeds from 1818.
Wellington PARTICULARS OF SALE AND VIEWS of The Unique XVth Century Manor House Cothay Near Wellington... in all about 52 acres.... For Sale by Private Treaty. 10pp., plus 4 pages of photographic views, 8vo., stiff wraps, small coloured photo on front wrap, folding plan. Name of agent crossed out and new one added in ink on front wrap and title page. Wraps rather dusty. 1928. £16.00
Woolverton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Somerset Sheet No. XXX.3/ Wilts. XXXVIII.13. Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 1/2500. Reprint of Second edition c1940. £14.00
¶ Covers Woolverton, Shawford House, Merfield House, etc.
Weston-super-Mare Sanitation AN ACT to authorise the Weston-super-Mare Improvement Commissioners to supply Water within the Urban Sanitary District of Weston super Mare and within the parishes of Uphill, Kewstoke, and Worle.... to purchase the undertaking of the Weston super Mare Waterworks Company.... 21pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1878. £12.00
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Lichfield COUNTERPART LEASE of land at Lower Knowle, near the city of Lichfield, adjoining a lane called False Way, Weston Noble of the Close of Lichfield, yeoman, to Humphrey Hall of Lichfield, yeoman. Vellum, 16" x 18", lacks tag. Vellum slightly spotty in parts. 1650. £35.00
Tillington, Cresswall PLAN OF LAND SITUATE IN THE TOWNSHIP OF TILLINGTON Parish of St. Marys Castlechurch and Cresswall, The Property of Trinity College Cambridge, Lord Stafford, The Revd. C. S. Roydes and Serjt. Bellasis. Manuscript map in ink and outline colour wash, on thick paper backed with linen, size 93" x 25". Shows Great Western Railway, roads, Stafford and Uttoxeter Railway, River Sow, streams. Main map covers area from border of Cresswall parish along the stream, to Broad Eye Bridge. Land outlined in colour and very lightly shaded according to owner. Acreage of each field given. Three smaller maps at bottom showing fields in Cresswall, Marston St. Mary's. A thin black line has been drawn vertically down the plan, occasionally marked across with letters M-N etc, possibly indicating sections across a railway line, etc. Small manuscript label on verso 'Plan of Recent Survey Referred to in Estimate of costs'. Linen rather dust-marked on verso. 1874. £260.00
¶ A later pencil note states the scale is 3 chains to an inch.
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Grange Estate, Beccles PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of an extremely valuable building site laid out with broad roads.... divided into commodious and pleasant sites for the erection of business and private houses.... which Messrs. Flick.... will sell by Auction in a marquee on the ground.... 16th June 1892. 10pp., folio, with large coloured folding plan and key plan inside front wrap. It has been folded vertically and the front cover is browned down the crease, with some splits, splits at spine. 1892. £30.00
Hacheston PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Convenient and Desirable Cottage Property in Hacheston, To be Sold by Auction... 9th February, 1855. 3pp., small folio. Folded with docket title, sent through the post with four green circular postmarks, penny red stamp. 1855. £22.00
¶ Gives occupiers.
Rushmere PARTICULARS, WITH PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Valuable Occupation Farm known as the Beech Tree Farm.... 5pp., 4to, folding coloured plan, vertical crease. 1919. £15.00
Stowmarket, Lavenham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet L S.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. Small blue 'Record Map' stamp in margin. Railways inserted to 1866. O.S. blindstamp 1892. £18.00
Sudbury Bribery AN ACT for the Appropriation of the Seats vacated by the Disenfranchisement of the Boroughs of Sudbury and Saint Albans. Pages numbered 981-986, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1861. £10.00
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Godalming FINE relating to two messuages, two gardens, two barns and two orchards in Godalming, George Hedger to John Underwood and others. Vellum, 8" x 20", folds. 1766. £18.00
Norwood MORTGAGE of a leasehold messuage and premises called Bankstop situate in Beulah Road, Norwood Surrey.... Charles Wright Builder of Beulah Hill to Henry Wilson. Single vellum sheet, with coloured sketch plan 9" x 8", with decorative compass road, measurements. Wax seal. 1882. £16.00
Oxted BILL of A. Stedman, Grocer, Draper & Outfitter, Dealer in all Kinds of Cabinet Furniture, Feather Beds... Size 11" x 5", decorative printed heading, lists 19 items, made out to C. Johnston. Receipted over stamp. Includes tapers, spirits of wine, string, blacking, tumblers, etc. Traces of folds. 1862. £8.00
Pirbright Common ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXIII N.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 12" x 18", plus wide margins. Water features hand-coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo marbled wraps. Label of Commons & Footpaths Preservation Society on front wrap. Very small note in red ink indicating wicket gate on a path. 1904. £15.00
¶ Covers Henley Park, Pirbright Mill, Cleygate Common.
Theatre-Royal, Richmond ELISENA: OR, THE FOREST OF TRANSILVANIA with a celebrated New Farce, call'd The Sleeping Draught... In the Course of the Piece, the following New Scenery: Interior of a Gothic Mansion in Ruins.... A Ballet... to Conclude with the View of A Magnificent Terrace... Wednesday 19th August, 1818. Playbill, size 12" x 7". Margin slightly trimmed down left-hand edge. Norbury, Printer, Brentford. 1818. £35.00
Weybridge, Chertsey ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No XI, N.E. etc. Scale 6" to 1 mile, Size 24" x 35", linen-backed, folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. Contours in red, some outline colouring. Edition of 1920. £20.00
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Amberley, Arundel, Bisted, Bury, PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Three Small Farms, with Capital Sporting Facilities.... Valuable Business Premises, Coal Wharf.... etc.... which Messrs. Sparks are instructed to Sell by Auction.... 15th day of August, 1895. Folio, printed wraps, 14pp., 6 fine hand-coloured plans, two of which are folding. 1895. £55.00
¶ Plans indicate different types of trees etc.
Brighton, West Grinstead ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 318. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19", border all round. Coloured in full pale green wash, coast, main roads, railways, parkland and water features hand-coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 8vo marbled wraps with Stanford label and key map on front. c1890. £18.00
Burpham, Parham Park, Storrington ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet L. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. 1879. £28.00
Chichester AN INVENTORY of Fixtures in the Mill House and Malt House, late the property of Mr Thos. Tailor, situate in Chapel Street. Appraised by John L. White, Decr. 8th, 1830. Manuscript, 1p., folio, plus blank conjoint leaf, folded with docket title. 1830. £14.00
¶ Includes Horse Mill with French stones.
Chichester, Petworth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 317. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19", border all round. Coloured in full pale green wash, coast, main roads, railways, parkland and water features hand-coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 8vo marbled wraps with Stanford label and key map on front. c1890. £22.00
Eastbourne, Newhaven ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 334. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19", border all round, coast, main roads, railways, parkland and water features hand-coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 8vo marbled wraps with Stanford label and key map on front. c1890. £20.00
¶ The bottom half of the map is sea area.
Pevensey, Hailsham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet LXIX. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. 1879. Embossed stamp 1895. £28.00
Steyning, Finden ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet LI. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. 1879. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1897. £30.00
¶ Shows Wiston House, Muntham Court, Sandgate Park.
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Birmingham TICKET FOR THE DINNER AT THE BELL INN Bristol Street, On Friday July 26, 1844.... To Celebrate the Return of Richard Spooner, Esq... Price Three Shillings, Dinner and Dessert. Printed card, 3" x 4«", decorative floral border. Card originally pale yellow, but surface dust-stained and slightly spotty. Ticket numbered 100, and signed in ink by J. Boucher. 1844. £15.00
¶ Richard Spooner was elected as a Tory M.P., having previously been a radical. He was returned in three later elections.
Caldecote TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Scale 25" to 1 mile, one a composite map, size 35" x 56", showing Caldecot Hall, Leather Mill Farm, Lindley Hall, Lindley Grange, the other a sheet size 26" x 36", no borders top and right, covering Caldecot Hill, Tuttle Hill Granite Quarries with Tramway, windmill, Hill House. Both linen backed and folding into 4to marbled endpapers. Buildings, roads and water features hand-coloured, some field names and acreages added in ink. 1887. £45.00
Hill TO THE PARISHIONERS OF ST. JAMES'S, HILL Printed letter from the Minister, Montagu Webster, to the Parishioners on the occasion of the Rev. Richard's appointment as curate. 1pp, 4to, some foxing, adjoining leaf with address panel. 1882. £12.00
Stratford-on-Avon PARTICULARS of the Historic Freehold Property known as Armscote Manor, Stratford-on-Avon. A Genuine Tudor Manor House, Celebrated as the House where George Fox was Arrested in 1673, Recently Restored and in First-Rate Order Throughout... Stabling, 3 Cottages, Old-World Gardens... in all about 16 Acres... for Sale by Auction... 9th July, 1924. 12pp., plus completed memorandum, 4to., stiff wraps with photograph pasted on front wrap, 6 tipped-in photographs, one-page plan. Number written in ink on front wrap. 1924. £28.00
¶ With historical note.
Sutton Coldfield BOOKLET OF PRINTED TESTIMONIALS for Mr. John Windle, Candidate for the Mastership of Sutton Coldfield Grammar School. 12pp., 8vo, plain wraps. Contains 15 references from Heads of Islington Proprietary School, St. Paul's School, Tutors at Trinity Cambridge, etc. 1843. £18.00
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Alderbury, Britford and Coombe Bisset AN ACT for vesting Part of the estates devised by the Will of Tristram Huddleston Jervoise esquire, in Trustees, to be sold.... 12pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1800. £15.00
¶ Includes a schedule of the land, occupiers, rents, etc. concerned in the parishes of Alderbury, Britford and Coombe Bisset.
Bacon's NEW TOURIST'S MAP OF WILTSHIRE from the Ordnance Survey with the Name of Every Railway Station. By Edward Weller. Colour-printed map, scale 1" = 2 miles, folding into 12mo printed wraps. Front wrap slightly trimmed down fore-edge. c1910. £9.00
Bradford Poor AN ACT for the Appointment of an additional Overseer for the better Government of the Poor of the Parish of Bradford.... Black Letter. 10pp, disbound, plus cover leaf, recent paper boards. 1784. £18.00
Branch and Dole MAP of Branch and Dole Hundred. Engraved, Roman road coloured in red. Size 12" x 9", plus margins. 1844. £18.00
¶ From Hoare's 'Modern Wiltshire'.
Calne REPORT OF DIRECTORS and Statement of Accounts, 1919, of the Calne Gas and Coke Company. 3pp., folio... together with.... REGULATIONS and Provisions, 1889, of the Calne Gas and Coke Company. 34pp., 8vo, wraps. 1889 and 1919. £12.00
Coombe Byset AN ACT For Dividing, Allotting, and laying in Severalty, certain Open Commonable Fields, Downs, Meadows, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Coombe Byset otherwise Bissett.... Pages numbered 1-17 + docket title, small folio, folded, rear leaf slightly dusty, slight wear to rear leaf where folded, with a small hole in lower margin, not affecting test, Act of Parliament. 1802. £18.00
Dauntsey Estate ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of that Important Freehold Residential, Sporting, and Agricultural Domain, Known as The Dauntsey Estate, Embracing an Area of Over 5,200 Acres.... Comprising an Imposing Stone-Built Residence known as Dauntsey House.... Grandly Timbered Park.... Wonderful Pleasure Grounds and Gardens, Trout Fishing in the Avon, A Charming Residence or Hunting Box Known as Swallet House.... Thirty First Class Dairy Farms.... Over 100 Superior Cottages, Small Holdings etc.... Which Messrs. Nicholas are Instructed to Sell by Auction at the Neeld Public Hall, Chippenham.... 9th and 10th July, 1913. Folio, qtr. cloth, 161pp., numerous photographic illustrations, including two full page views of the house, very large folding coloured plan at rear, key map inside front board, full page plan. Small snag in cloth at foot of spine, corners of boards rubbed, greyish dust-staining along edges of front board, blue crayon number in top right corner. 1913. £110.00
¶ Comprises 102 Lots. Includes Dauntsey House, Idover Demesne, Smithcot, Crew's, Ferris', Paradise, Evergreen, Selstead, St. John's, Brittlesea, Bright's, Ridgeway Farms, 'The Peterborough Arms' in Dauntsey, Swallett House in Christian Malford, Melsome Wood, etc.
Hilmarton, Foxham, Calne PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Residential and Agricultural Domain... being part of the Hilmarton Estate, including Seven... Dairy Farms... Hilmarton Manor, with delightful Old World Gardens... 1570 Acres... in the centre of Calne 'The Wharf' with Dwelling-house and Cottage... for sale by Auction... June 19th, 1914... 29pp., size 13" x 9«", wraps, 6 full-page coloured plans, numerous photographic illustrations in text. Snag in paper of front wrap, marks and slight rubbing on wraps, title page slightly dusty. 1914. £28.00
Hurst Inclosure AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Hurst in the Counties of Berks and Wiltshire. 16pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1807. £17.00
Melksham AN ACT for paving and improving the Footways, and for cleansing, lighting, and watching the Streets and other Public Passages and Places in the Town of Melksham.... 34pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1816. £14.00
Netherhampton Farm ISOMETRICAL VIEW OF HOMESTEAD Netherhampton Farm, Wiltshire. Designed by Mr Robson, Mr. S. Clarke, Architect. Lithograph showing farm from above, with good architectural detail. Size 9" x 13", together with ground plan on separate sheet of same size. Light foxing. c1870. £12.00
¶ Drawn for Bailey Denton's 'The Farm Homesteads of England'.
North Bradley COPY ENCLOSURE AWARD detailing allotments made under the 'Act for inclosing Lands within the Manors of North Bradley and Southwick....' 123 pages, written on rectos only, in 4to notebook, half calf, marbled boards. Headings (mainly name of person) and number on facing page e.g. 'No. 31. William Drewett... All that plot of ground on Yarnbrook Common containing one rood.... bounded on the West by the Turnpike road leading to Westbury....' Also details public and private roads. paper watermarked 1853. £75.00
North Wiltshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Part of Sheet XXXIV. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 15" x 19", backed with linen, folding into green cloth boards. Parishes hand-coloured in outline. With bookplate of Revd. G. Toppin, Wootton Bassett. c1860. £24.00
¶ Covers Cricklade, Calne, Chisledon.
Stockton and Codford St. Mary PARTICULARS of the Highly Attractive and Important Residential and Sporting Estate known as Stockton Park... including Stockton House, one of the finest examples of 16th Century Architecture in the Country... Old World Gardens and Specimen Trees, also the Secondary Jacobean Residence and Home Farm... about 1,425 Acres... sixteen picturesque cottages in the village of Stockton... For Sale by Private Treaty. 19pp., size 13" x 9", stiff wraps with photograph on front wrap. Finely printed in brown, 7 tipped-in views with brown borders, including large full-page view of the house from the south-east, historical notes. 1924. £30.00
¶ Included plasterwork and oak panelling of the 16th and 17th centuries.
Stratton St. Margaret PARTICULAR of Building Sites and Land... for sale by auction 29th May, 1876. 3pp., folio, plus docket title, folded.... together with.... POSTER, advertising the sale, size 29" x 20", folded, printed in large typeface, a few small tears at central fold. 2 items. 1876. £20.00
Trowbridge PARTICULARS of Arnold's Hill Farm. Farm House and 220 Acres. For Sale by Private Treaty. 4to, 4pp., wraps. n.d. c1945. £8.00
Trowbridge PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the First Portion of the 'Bythesea Estate'... for Sale by Auction in 59 Lots, March 30th, 1892. 3pp, plus docket title, very large folding plan. 1892. £25.00
¶ The building estate was in the centre of Trowbridge with frontages to Newtown.
Upton Scudamore AN ACT for Dividing, inclosing and allotting, the Open and Common Fields, Downs, and Commonable and Waste Lands, in the Parish of Upton Scudamore.... 14pp, disbound, Act of Parliament, folded with docket title. 1803. £20.00
Westbury PARTICULARS Plans and Conditions of Sale of the Residential, Agricultural and Sporting Estate known as 'Leighton', comprising Stone-Built Georgian Mansion... Model Home Farm, Forty Seven Cottages, Westbury Drill Hall... in all embracing about 850 Acres... for Sale by Auction... 14th December 1921. 36pp., small folio, wraps, 3 large coloured folding plans, photos., photo frontis. loose, traces of vertical fold. 1921. £30.00
Wilton Boundary REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF WILTON; with a Description of the Proposed Boundary. 3pp, with a folding Plan, by Robt. K. Dawson, coloured in outline. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1832. £24.00
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Redmarley d'Abitot AUCTION POSTER advertising sale of two cottages at the Rose and Crown Inn, 27th October 1886. Printed in large type-faces, size 16" x 13", fold down right hand side and centre, 3" tear repaired on verso with archival tape. Pinned to corner is 4pp. printed conditions of sale, with is rather browned. 1888. £18.00
Staunton PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a very Desirable and Compact Freehold Estate, situate at Staunton.... Consisting of A Capital Breast-Shot Grist Mill, also an Excellent and Convenient Family Residence, with Cider Mill, Barn, Stables.... Sixty Acres.... To be Sold by Auction by C.F. Moore, at the King's Head Hotel, Gloucester, On Saturday, the 2nd day of August, 1846. Folio, 3pp, folded. 1846. £12.00
Willersey ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of The Top Farm, Willersey, Comprising a most Perfect Tudor Residence... standing about 450 feet above sea level and commanding exceedingly beautiful views over the Vale of Evesham... for sale by auction... July 14th, 1914... 10pp., stiff printed wraps, size 12" x 10", wraps darkened, large number in blue crayon on front wrap. 6 photographic views on 3 pages. 1914. £22.00
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Barr (R), Marsh-Lane, Leeds, Sold by THE RANTERS' SHIP and On the Cross! Religious broadside, printed in two columns with decorative dividing line. Vignettes at head, one showing a soldier leading army with large flag, the other Jesus on the Cross. Size 10" x 7". R. Barr is described as 'Tobacconist, Dealer in Snuff & Cigars' £25.00
Cadman (J), Printer, Leeds COUNTRYMAN'S RAMBLE TO LONDON Story in Yorkshire dialect of an innocent's trip to London, interspersed with songs. Printed in two columns. Number 112 at bottom. Printed & Sold by J. Cadman, Gt. Ancoats St., Manchester, also Sold by H. Andrews, St. Peter's St., Leeds. c1850. £20.00
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. 1883. £28.00
East Hardwicke LEASE FOR A YEAR of the tithes of 'corn grain hay herbage and line' in East Hardwicke, William Haward, Gent., of Wakefield, to John Beetson, yeoman, of East Hardwicke. In English on vellum, size 7" x 24", decorative initial 'T' with date inside, lacks wax seal on the tag. 1691. £45.00
¶ Lists in detail the relevant pieces of land in East Hardwick, including a tenement of 7 acres called Barcrofts, a close lately taken from a moor called Hardwicke Moor, etc.
South Cave PARTICULARS of a Valuable and Truly Desirable Freehold Estate.... Which Will be Sold By Auction at the House of Mr. William Hudson, Known by the Sign of the Fox and Coney.... 31st day of October 1839. Title page, 1p listing 12 lots, mainly in MS, plus 1p. printed conditions, completed Memorandum. 1839. £18.00
York SUMMONS TO WITNESSES William Lacy, Matthew Newsome, James Roberts and Benjamin Whiteley to appear at York Castle as witnesses in the case of Richard Clark and Sir Thomas Slingsby Baronet, Charles Lastman and Peter Earnshaw. Printed on vellum with manuscript inserts, 3" x 14". Orange paper stamp. Folds. 1 £20.00
Yorkshire Turnpikes GENERAL STATEMENT OF THE INCOME AND EXPENDITURE of the Turnpike Roads, from Monk-Bridge, near the City of York, to New-Malton, and from thence to Scarborough, and also from Spittle House to Scarborough.... from the 7th Day of October, 1824, to the 1st Day of October, 1825. Attractively printed Statement, size 12" x 16", decorative border, setting our Surveyors Costs, etc., income from 34 villages, rents from Lessees of Tolls, etc. 1825. £40.00
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Arms AN ACT to prevent improper Persons from having Arms in Ireland. 6pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1807. £10.00
Irish Mariners AN ACT for the further Encouragement of Irish Mariners.... Pages numbered 537-551, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1802. £12.00
Northern Ireland ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP The Quarter-Inch Map, Provisional Edition. Folding into buff card wraps. 1957. £7.00
Shannon Navigation AN ACT to provide for the Repayment of Sums due by the County of Limerick for Advances of public Money for the Improvement of the Navigation of the River Shannon. Pages numbered 745-750, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1847. £14.00
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Burns (Robert) BANKS AND BRAES by Robert Burns. Illustrations by R. F. McIntyre and Jessie Chase. Booklet of 12pp., title page, each page with coloured chromolith illustrations of river scenes, flowers etc. Booklet die-cut in the form of a painting on an easel, front cover shows palette and gilt-framed landscape. Inscription on fly-leaf. Raphael Tuck & Sons. c1890. £16.00
Coil Clutch Co., Ltd., Johnstone CATALOGUE of Clutches for Hauling, Winding, Stamping, Capstans, Compressors, etc. 4to, 20pp., wraps. illusts. c1927. £14.00
Eccles, Dumfriesshire MEMORIAL FOR THE HERITORS of the Parish of Eccles. 20. April 1815. 7pp., 4to, with an Appendix of 6 large folding tables, the first setting out the different teinds for the various husband lands, with owners, and the minister's old stipend in Bear, Oats, Scots Money, with Augmentation for 1776, 1795, 1806; State of the valued Stock and Teind of Eccles, giving names of lands, Proprietors, Stock and Teind etc.; Cess Roll and Valuation Roll for the Parish; Valuation Roll, 1802; Scheme of the Poven Rental. At the end is a separately paginated 'Valuation of the Paroch of Eccles, for Teiths of the Lands of Litchome and Peel, 16th June 1634.' 6pp. Folded. First page dusty, with two small holes at folds. 1815. £28.00
¶ One of the major landowners was Lord Home.
Hawick DECREET The High Court of Admiralty of the Kingdom of Scotland and Isles holden at Edinburgh twenty eighth day of July Miri and Eighty years... Set out judgment in a case of debt brought by John Allan, Sadler in Hawick, against the heirs of Richard Bell, of Hawick, now living in Cumberland. 5p, small folio, manuscript in a clear hand. Copy 1780. £18.00
Hawick TWO AUCTION SALE CATALOGUES For Sale of Store Sheep, 23rd October, 1940, and for sale of 1350 Suckled Calves, Blue-Grey, Aberdeen Angus Cross, Galloway and Shorthorn, 22nd October, 1940. Each 4pp., tall 8vo, on thick paper, vertical fold. 1940. £8.00
Hopekirk, Roxburgh DISPOSITION of the lands of Kirklands called Vicars Lands, of the Church of Hopekirk, with the teynds, etc., a wood called Clerks Bank, with 'biggings, yeards, tofts, crofts...', the lands of Hartshaugh and Milne, reserving the Manse and Glebe to the Minister, Alexander Elphingstone, with consent of his mother Margaret Langlands, to William Kerr of Abbotrule. On paper, size 43" x 12" (composed of three sheets pasted together), signed by Alexander and his mother, and three witnesses. A couple of short splits at folds. 1713. £35.00
Kelso, Galashiels ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 25. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Colour-printed, folding into red linen wraps. Some foxing spots in margins. 1905. £9.00
Kircudbright HIGHLAND AND AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY Printed letter dated 21st August 1854, from the Secretary, 1p, 4to, and on verso double page form to be filled in by farmer, with columns for acreage of crops, nos. of stock etc. 1854. £10.00
Linlithgow TREASURER'S QUARTERLY DISBURSEMENTS From Michaelmas 1825 - Candlemas 1826. Manuscript, 3p, folio, folded with docket title. Lists expenses by month, such as 'Paid expence of Cleaning weights and Measures', 'Paid a Poor woman pr. order Baillie Neilson', 'Paid for refreshments for the Town Officers and others at cleaning the Water Sewers at Cross Well and New Well'. Signed as approved by the Provost. 1826. £32.00
Loch Fyne ORDNANCE SURVEY OF SCOTLAND Sheet 29/37. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 39" x 26", hand coloured in outline, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo red cloth boards, with attractive gilt title in cartouche of thistles, surmounted with a crown, on front board. Printed from an Electrotype 1875. £40.00
Roxburgh CARTA TERRARUM de Overnewhall vocat Burnhead. In favour of William Scot of Burnhead. Concerns the lands of Overnewhall called Burnhead, with tofts, crofts, gardens, orchards, etc. in Hassendean. In Latin on vellum, size 15" x 22", wide tag with the remains of what was a large and heavy green wax seal, portion remaining shows part of a rider, measuring approx. 2" x 2", and on verso a complete coat of arms with harp, lions, fleur de lys. 29th July, 1692. £34.00
¶ With a note in English on verso 'Sealed at Edinb. theird off December 1692, A. Inglis', and 'Written to the great seal... second day of December 1692. Dun. Ronald.'
Scottish Fisheries and Lunatic Asylum AN ACT for appropriating certain Balances arising from the Forfeited Estates in Scotland to the Use of the British Fisheries and the erecting a Lunatic Asylum at Edinburgh, and the Payment of the Officers of the late Board of annexed Estates in Scotland. Pages numbered 1377-1380, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1806. £14.00
Scottish Roads, Bridges and Ferries AN ACT to repeal Two Acts.... for maintaining and keeping in Repair certain Roads and Bridges in Scotland; to provide more effectually for that Purpose; and for Regulation of Ferries in Scotland. Pages numbered 9-10, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Strahan, 1819. £10.00
Sutherland ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 54" x 54", linen backed, folding into stiff wraps. c1900. £20.00
¶ Covers Loch Craggie, Dalreavoch, Loch Beannach, River Brora, River Fleet. There are very few habitations shown. Labelled 'Tressady' on front wrap.
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Flintshire TRANSCRIPT OF A RECOVERY of two messuages, two cottages, thrity acres of land, twenty acres of meadow, ten acres of furze and heath and ten acres of land covered with water, common of Turbary etc., in the parishes of Erbistock, Bangor and Northop, Thomas Williams against James Owen. Vellum, size 23" x 10". 1776. £20.00
Menai and Conway Bridge Tolls AN ACT for empowering the Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests, Land Revenues, Works, and Buildings to pay the Net Proceeds of the Tolls of the Menai and Conway Bridges into the Receipt of His Majesty's Exchequer at Westminster, to the Account of the Consolidated Fund. Pages numbered 509-522, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1834. £15.00
Walker (J) & (C) WALES SOUTH EAST AND WALES SOUTH WEST. Two folding engraved, hand-coloured maps, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, dissected and mounted on linen, engraved area of each approx. 15«" x 12«", plus margins, folding to sm 8vo, marbled sides. 2 items. c1841. £25.00
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Annuities AN ACT for the Relief of Fulke Emes, Gent., and others who had elapsed their times, either for Paying their Money... for Purchasing Annuities; And also for Relief of Sir John Mead... who had Elapsed his time for Paying... for a Forfeited Estate in Ireland... 12pp, disbound, plus cover leaf. Attractive woodcut initial letter. 1704. £26.00
¶ Probably Fulke Emes of Alcester in Warwickshire.
Apothecaries AN ACT for better regulating the Practice of Apothecaries throughout England and Wales. 12pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1815. £14.00
Bacon's ROAD-MAP OF THE SOUTH COAST Margate to Land's End. Map in two sections, linen-backed, in cloth covered board, maps pasted to each board and folding out to 8" x 42" each side. Scale 1" = 5 miles. Boards slightly faded at edges. n.d. c1910. £14.00
Bedford Levels A STATE OF THE REVENUES AND DEBT OF THE CORPORATION OF BEDFORD LEVELS, as the same stood at Lady-day 1752, with the Advantages which will accrue to the Creditors of the Corporation, and the Proprietors of the South and Middle Levels, by permitting the Proprietors of the North Level to be discharged of the Debt. in order to their making a Security for a sufficient Sum of Money to be raised for their better Draining, on the Terms which have lately been proposed. 3pp, folio, docket title, folded. (1752) £85.00
¶ The Bedford Levels were in the counties of Cambridgeshire, Huntingdon, Northamptonshire, and Lincolnshire.
Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXV N.E/XXVII N.E. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 25" x 37", linen-backed and folding into sm. 4to cloth endpapers. Contours in red. 1925. £22.00
Berkshire and Buckinghamshire AN ACT to enable His Majesty to grant to Her Majesty the Queen a capital Messuage called Frogmore... in the Parishes of New Windsor and Old Windsor, and a Piece of land in Wyrothsbury... 7pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1807. £12.00
Bicton GROUP OF LETTERS to Lord Rolle at Bicton from Charles Wade at Pucknall, regarding legal matters. 1807-1811. 26 letters, in a good-sized legible hand, most with integral address panel on verso, and Rumsey straight-line postmarks. Each 2-4p. small 4to. 1807-1811. £70.00
¶ As well as advising Lord Rolle on property matters, such as the right to common of furze on his Manor of Harpford, acquiring some South Down ewes, the price of wool, a meeting with Mr Green the Engineer about line of the Torrington Canal 'he is now aware of the great difficulty in regard to Mr Cockram's Water Meadows and does not appear capable of getting over it in any way without undoing what is already done...', fears about 'canine madness', 'Southampton and its County have been in a State of Alarm several months - several Dogs have certainly gone mad and some persons have been bit by Dogs supposed to be affected but as yet I believe no Hydrophelia has appeared in any human being near us...', and comments on the French war.
Birmingham and Oxford Junction Railway AN ACT for Providing Additional Station Accommodation at Birmingham... and for making better Provision with reference to the Joint Station at Wolverhampton... 13pp., small folio. Printed on blue paper. Folded with docket title. Separately paginated. Last few leaves browned at bottom, with slight wear at fold on last page. 1853. £13.00
British Museum AN ACT to enable the Trustees of the British Museum to exchange, sell or dispose of such Parts of the Collections, and under such Restrictions as are therein specified. Pages numbered 254-255, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Strahan, 1807. £12.00
Caldwell (E), (Illustrator) LETTER from E. Caldwell, 2, Primrose Hill Studios, December 2nd 1903, to a Mr Collis. Asks him to thank Mr Findlay for the copy of his book: 'I have heard nothing further regarding the Musk Ox head. I hope they will not put a 'makeshift' on the cover.' 1p, 8vo, blank conjoint leaf. 'Received' stamp top left, and '1946' in blue crayon. 1903. £14.00
¶ Caldwell illustrated such books as 'Jock of the Bushveld', and 'Chase of the Wild Red Deer in Devon and Somerset'.
Channel Islands AN ACT to oblige Ships coming from Places infected, more effectually to perform their Quarentine; and for the better preventing the Plague being brought from Foreign Parts into Great Britain or Ireland, or the Isles of Guernsey, Jersey, Alderney, Sark or Man; and to hinder the spreading of Infection. Black Letter. Cover leaf + 14pp, disbound, small folio. 1728. £25.00
Cotton Manufacture AN ACT to amend 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 781-788, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1804. £14.00
Coubro and Scrutton, Ship Store and Steamship Furnishers CATALOGUE 297pp., 4to, cloth covered boards, titled on spine and front board. Includes all kinds of ship's equipment and fittings. Every item illustrated, with descriptions and prices on facing page. 1912. £95.00
¶ Includes steering wheels, ladders, lanterns, anchors, compasses, binacles, foghorns, engineers' tools, windlasses, as well as kitchen equipment, crockery, etc. The Works were at Tilbury and West India Docks, and Newport, Monmouthshire.
Currier and Ives prints SALE CATALOGUE for an auction of Rare and Fine American Lithographs, mainly the work of N. Currier and Currier and Ives. A Collection Formed by Rita Michaelsen. American Art Asociation, New York City, December 18th, 1930. 57pp., 8vo., wraps. Illustrations. 1930. £9.00
Darton & Clark, Pub. THE TRAVELLER'S GUIDE THROUGH ENGLAND AND WALES including the Principal part of Scotland whereon are carefully Delineated all the Mail and Turnpike Roads Direct and Cross with the Various Alterations Additions & Improvements... Lithographed map, size 30" x 26". Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo boards, front board detached. County boundaries, Mail roads and railways hand-coloured. Piano key and blue wash border. 1839. £70.00
De L'Isle (Guillaume) CARTE DE PROVENCE et Des Terres Adjacentes. Engraved map, size 18" x 24", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to small 4to. Boundaries in outline colour, main towns coloured pink. Border all round, scale bar, explanation giving signs for parish, abbey, chateau, ordinary roads and Roman roads, etc. Water stain approx. 2" x 3" in sea area at bottom edge, some light discoloration of paper in places. Publiee avec Privilege du Roi 1780. Corrigee et augmentee en Septembre 1770 A Paris, chez Dezauche, Graveur. £100.00
Dean Forest, Windsor Great Park, Crown Properties INDECES TO THE REPORT From the Select Committee on Woods and Forests and Land Revenues of The Crown. Pages numbered 317 to 357, printed wraps, folio, sewn. Paper slightly chipped at bottom right corner of the first few leaves, old library stamp on wrap. Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be Printed, 26 July 1889. £26.00
¶ Includes 4p. on Dean Forest, Although basically an index, there is still a deal of detailed information in the format, for example 'Opinion that the position of affairs in Dean Forest as regards the free miners' rights is a disastrous one.. Culley 378-384... Desirability of the free-miner mode of tenure being brought to an end; opinion that the Government should in 1838 have limited the free miners' rights to the shallow workings only, Brown 779-781... Statement that there are forty-four working coal mines and sixteen working iron mines in the forest, there being 160 gales not-working... '.
Devon and Cornwall ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 144. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 18" x 30", plus margins. Printed in black and blue. First published 1931. £15.00
¶ Covers Plymouth, Ivybridge, East Looe. Possibly an outline edition prepared for a further printing.
Devon and Cornwall ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 323. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 14" x 19", backed with linen and folding to 12mo, paper rubbed away over area just less than half an inch in diameter, just south of Lashbrook Moor. Linen on verso grubby. 1889. £12.00
¶ Covers Holsworthy, Bratton Clovelly, Week St. Mary.
Devon and London TWO LETTERS from a William Vickery, addressed from the 'Victualling Office', August and March 1825, to Mr Stevens at Winscot (Devon). Each 3p., 4to. Mentions settling Stevens' account with Twinings for tea, the fashion for speculation, the Catholic question 'I think the Ministers will be anxious to put it off for another Session in order that the next Parliament may be a Protestant one and the effervescence a little subdued...' Written in a large, hurried hand. 1825. £15.00
¶ Says he is glad the Stevens family has escaped the typhus fever 'and that you have sufficiently ventilated Winscot so as to get rid of all kind of infection'.
Dorset, Gloucestershire, etc. ABSTRACT OF THE TITLE of Sir John Webb Bart. to the Fee Simple and Inheritance of his Estates in the Counties of Dorset, Wiltshire, Southampton, the Town of Poole, Gloucester and Northampton to the year 1764. 114 pages, manuscript, folio, tied at top left corner, folded. Details deeds from 1661. Properties include the Manors of Avon Tyrell, Midgeham, in Hampshire, of Canford and Poole in Dorset including 'the soil of the Great Waste of Canford Containing 10,000 acres', lands in Ham and Hamworthy 'all Allum and Copperas Mines....', The Hundred of Coodken, Manor of Hatherup in Gloucestershire, Hampworth in Wiltshire.... together with... ABSTRACT OF THE WILL OF SIR JOHN WEBB BART. 1797 Jan. 7th. 11p., folio. Estate were left to Edward Arrowsmith in trust for his grandaughter Lady Barbara Ashley only child of Barbara Countess of Shaftesbury. 1764 and 1797. £80.00
¶ Edward Arrowsmith was empowered to 'lay out any part of the Rents and Profits of his estates in the County of Dorset... in encouraging the Erection of any Wharfs or Buildings...'
Grammar A CHILD'S GRAMMAR Manuscript poem, explaining the parts of speech, conjugations, passive and active verbs, etc., in an simple way. 74 lines, 4p., 4to. Folded with docket title. n.d. c1820. £20.00
¶ 'The participles are the close/Of every verb we can suppose/When active then we surely see/It terminates in i-n-g'.
Hampshire, Sussex ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 316. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19", border all round, boundaries, main roads, railways, parkland and water features hand-coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 8vo marbled wraps with Stanford label and key map on front. c1890. £20.00
¶ Covers Titchfield, Bosham, East Meon, Upham.
Hodson (E), Printer, Nottingham THE LORD'S PRAYER by W.A. Horne. Acrostic-type printing of a prayer, the initial letters of which make 'My boast is in the glorious Cross of Christ', which links with the Lord's Prayer printed in a circle. Size 7" x 8", border. Pasted down the right hand edge to a green album leaf. Some small brownish marks at bottom, two repaired tears. Printed by E. Hodson, St. Peter's Gate, Nottingham. £18.00
Jekyll family AN ACT to enable the Lords of the Treasury to discharge the Executors of Lady Anne Jekyll from a Debt due to His Majesty.... Cover leaf + 4pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, 1772. £12.00
Jute, Hemp and Sisal MANUSCRIPT COMPILATION of information on jute, etc., in folio volume titled 'Reference Book'. Half morocco, rubbed at edges, approx. 180 pages of entries and letters, reports etc. pasted in, with Index. Loosely inserted is a Report of the House of Commons Committee on the Petition of Messrs. Hill and Bundy on flax and hemp preparation., 9pp. 1920's. £60.00
¶ Includes material on New Zealand Hemp, Mexican Sisal, Production of Hemp and Flax in Italy, Madras hemp, Manila hemp, rope manufacturers, hemp imports into the UK, reports of interviews, copies of letters, detailed tables, lists of shippers, lists of exporters, references, phormium fibre, auction sales, etc. Possibly compiled by a broker as a reference. Some of the letters of which typed copies are pasted in are headed 'For Reference Book'.
Kent, London ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 271. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Border all round. Size 13" x 18", linen-backed and folding into small 8vo green cloth wraps with name of Alfred Wilson, Map and Bookseller, London. Key to signs and key map on verso. c1900. £15.00
¶ Covers Woolwich, Shoreham, Gravesend.
Lancashire and Yorks. TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Scale 6" to 1 mile. Sheet LXV S.E (Higher Twiston, Rimington Moor) and XLVIII N.W/CLXXXIII (Walk Mill, Deerplay Moor). Water features hand-coloured. Surface dusty. Some edge tears. c1899. £20.00
¶ Shows old lead mines, quarries etc.
Land Tax Commissioners AN ACT to appoint Commissioners for carrying into Execution several Acts granting an Aid to His Majesty by a Land Tax to be raised... 307pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1827. £25.00
¶ Lists thousands of names of commissioners for each county.
Layard (Sir A) LETTER beginning 'Dear Seymour' congratulating him on his success, and wishing him 'a long and successful Parliamentary career'. 4 lines, 1p, sm. 8vo. Only 'F.C' above the date as an address. Jan. 21st, 1903. £8.00
Licensed Premises PARTICULARS, PLANS, AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of 20 Freehold Premises in the Districts of Liverpool, St. Helens, Sheffields, Middlewich, Birmingham, Manchester.... together with Valuable Shops, Warehouses and other Premises.... for Sale by Auction... 20th day of March, 1928. With 18 folding coloured plans, 22 + (1)pp, 4to, original printed wraps, some leaves and maps loose, edge tears to a few leaves. 1928. £45.00
London to Holyhead AN ACT for the further Improvement of the Road from London to Holyhead, and of the Road from London to Liverpool. 26pp., disbound, small folio. Act of Parliament. 1828. £14.00
¶ Includes 3p. Schedule of Lands in Fenny Stratford and Wolverhampton, with columns for Property, Proprietor, Tenant, and Undertenant.
Long Island Library AUCTION CATALOGUE for the Sale of books from the libraries of Percy Pyne 2nd, of Long Island, Jacques Wallach of New York... Important 15th Century French Illuminated Manuscript, etc. Public sale January 10, 1940, Parke-Bernet Galleries, New York. 78pp., 8vo., wraps. 1940. £8.00
¶ Includes first editions of Tom Jones, Last of the Mohicans, Poe's 'Tales of the Grotesque' etc.
Lyme Regis, Lydlinch MORTGAGE of Messuages Farms and Lands in Dorset Somerset and Devon for securing £6000 and Interest. Revd. H. Yeatman of Stock Gaylord Dorset to Revd. J. Daintry Vicar of Putney, Wiltshire, and J. Du Boulay of Holwell, Somerset. Made in pursuance of an Act of Parliament. Properties include Summerleaze Estate at Kilmington, Devon, newly-built house in Lyme Regis on Uplyme Road, houses in Vicarage St., Yeovil, and Holwell, and house and orchards at Lydlinch in Dorset. 23 ms pages, folio, secured with pin. Contemporary copy. 21st Aug. 1845. £25.00
Maldon, East London ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet I. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 36", linen-backed, folding into small 8vo wrraps. County boundaries shaded, main roads, railways and parkland handcoloured. Electrotype 1873. £45.00
¶ Covers East London, Isle of Grain, Chelmsford.
Manchester Ship Canal Company REPORT OF THE DIRECTORS, Statement of Financial Accounts and Statistical Returns for the year ended 31st December, 1923. 13pp., folio, folded, plus full page plan of the Canal, between Manchester and Liverpool, indicating the Ship Canal, Bridgewater Canals, Mersey and Irwell Navigation, and Ship Canal Company's Railways. 1923. £26.00
¶ Includes table of traffic from 1894 - 1923.
Middlesex, Essex ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 256. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19", border all round, boundaries, main roads, railways, parkland and water features hand-coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 8vo marbled wraps with Stanford label and key map on front. c1890. £22.00
¶ Covers Watford, much of North London, Stratford, Southall.
Middlesex, Surrey, Sussex ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile, boundaries, woodland, main roads hand-coloured. Composite map, borders on all sides, size 37" x 58", linen-backed and folding to 8vo marbled wraps. Electrotype, c1870. £90.00
¶ Covers Brighton, Guildford, Reigate, West London, Windsor, Shiplake.
Military Artificers COPY OF HIS MAJESTY'S WARRANT for raising a Corps of Military Artificers; and the Instructions issued by the Master General of the Ordnance for recruiting the Said Corps... Prepared pursuant to an Order from the Honourable House of Commons, dated 17th December 1787. 9pp., separately paginated, small folio, plus docket title on verso of last leaf. Includes 'Advertisement' setting out the Bounty to be paid, for carpenters, wheelers, miners, collar-makers etc. enlisting. 1788. £25.00
¶ 'Our Will and Pleasure is, that a Corps of Royal Military Artificers, to consist of Six Companies, be forthwith raised and formed... with Men duly qualified for the several Trades and Occupations...'
Moreton & Co., Publisher LONDON BRIGHTON & SOUTH COAST RAILWAY Illustrated Tourist Guide. Price One Penny. Booklet, 48pp., 8vo., mauve front wrap detached and brittle at edges, lacks back wraps, loosely inserted in card folder. Map of the Steam Packet Lines and Connection with Continental lines. Many woodcut illustrations, including full-page. c1900. £12.00
¶ Chapters on the Isle of Wight, Paris, Eastbourne, Hastings, Brighton, etc.
Morwhellam Quay to Tamerton Bridge and Lifton to Launceston Canal AN ACT for making and maintaining a Navigation from Morwellham Quay, in the Parish of Tavistock in the County of Devon, to Tamerton Bridge, in the Parish of North Tamerton, in the County of Cornwall; and also a certain Collateral Cut from Powlson Bridge, in the Parish of Lifton, in the said County of Devon, to Richgrove Mill, in the Parish of Saint Stephen, near to the Borough of Launceston, in the County of Cornwall. Cover leaf + pages numbered 903-962, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1796. £50.00
¶ On the last leaf is a Schedule giving Properties, Owners, Occupiers etc., for the 'Tamar Manure Navigation', and 'Collateral Cut'.
Photo. Repro Co. SIGNED POSTCARD of Laurence Olivier as Henry V, signed on the photograph. On the back is written 'Laurence Olivier as 'Henry the fifth' in London 11 months. 1945.' 1945. £5.00
Poor Prisoners AN ACT for providing Relief for the Poor Prisoners confined in the King's Bench, Fleet, and Marshalsea Prisons. Pages numbered 761-768, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1813. £10.00
Post Horses AN ACT for letting to Farm the Post Horse Duties. 4pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1814. £16.00
Prisoners of War AN ACT for the more effectual Punishment of Persons aiding Prisoners of War to escape from His Majesty's Dominions. Pages numbered 1421-1422, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1812. £11.00
Receipt REC'D JAN 9th 1668 of Francis Towers the sum of thirtteen shillings four pence being so much assessed upon his Landlord of his Lands for his Maties. use... Receipt on slip of paper, signed by Pope. 1668. £5.00
Shropshire, Montgomery ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXIV S.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 20", border all round. Dissected and linen-backed, folding to small 4to, marbled wraps. A few foxing spots. Electrotype. c1880. £15.00
¶ Covers Oswestry, Hengoed, Mochnant.
Slave Trade AN ACT to allow Ships taken and condemned for being used in carrying on the Slave Trade to be registered as British-built Ships. Pages numbered 469-470, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1814. £12.00
Smuggling AN ACT for the making more effectual Provision fro the Prevention of Smuggling, and rewarding Officers and Persons Making Seizures and capturing Smuggling Vessels... Pages numbered 897-910, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1816. £15.00
Spink & Son's NUMISMATIC CIRCULAR 4 issues, Vol. XLVII, Parts 5, 6, 8-9, 10-12. approx. 20p in each, large 4to. Some illustrations. 1939. £18.00
¶ Catalogues, with prices, preceded by articles.
Stage Coaches AN ACT for granting to His Majesty an additional Duty on Stage Coaches. 2pp, disbound, plus cover leaf. 1796. £15.00
Sussex, Kent ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 303. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19", border all round, full colour wash in pale green, boundaries, main roads, railways, parkland and water features hand-coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 8vo marbled wraps with Stanford label and key map on front. c1890. £22.00
¶ Covers Tunbridge Wells, East Grinstead, Buxted.
Sussex, Surrey ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 302. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19", border all round, full wash colour in pale green, boundaries, main roads, railways, parkland and water features hand-coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 8vo marbled wraps with Stanford label and key map on front. c1890. £20.00
¶ Covers Horsham, Cuckfield, Capel.
Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 301. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19", border all round, Sussex shaded in full wash colour, boundaries, main roads, railways, parkland and water features hand-coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 8vo marbled wraps with Stanford label and key map on front. c1890. £22.00
¶ Covers Frensham, Billingshurst, Liphook.
Switzerland MAP of Berninapass. Lithographed map printed in black, blue and brown, scale 1:50,000. Size 29" x 36". Linen-backed and folding into 8vo printed endpapers, small Philips label pasted on. Finely printed with contours in brown and blue, high rocky peaks with hachures. 1909. £20.00
¶ Title on front wrap 'Topographischer Atlas. Berninapass'. Covers Livigno, Samaden, Poschiano.
Tasmania PROSPECTUS for the Tasmania Crown Silver Mining Co. Ltd. 3pp., folio, explaining the potential of the mine, loosely inserted is a 4pp. report on the 'Silver Crown' by Thomas Butement, and a full page coloured plan showing course of lodes etc., scale 12 chains to 1 inch, and small location plan. 1890. £30.00
¶ The silver field was at Zeehan, on the west coast of Tasmania.
Walker (J. & C) ENGLAND & WALES, founded upon the Grand Trigonometrical Survey, shewing all the Mail Coach, Turnpike, and Railroads, the Rivers and Navigable Canals, also the Boundaries and Divisions of Counties, 1845. Folding fully hand-coloured map, dissected and mounted on linen, size approx. 53" x 41«", folds into original cloth slipcase, morocco label, rubbed at corners. Shows soundings in fathoms around the coast. Certain towns in the Midland counties marked with small red circle. 1845. £140.00
Wilts. Somerset and Weymouth Railway PLAN SHEWING THE LINE OF THE WILTS. SOMERSET AND WEYMOUTH RAILWAY Through Property belonging to James Burgess in the Parish of Westbury. Lithographed plan with outline handcolouring, decorative title, scale 4 chains = 1 inch. Size 19" x 26". Plus similar plans for property in Westbury belonging to James Burgess, and in Frome Selwood: Philip Whitcomb, Charles & Martha Halls and Sarah Chinnocks, Marquis of Bath and Revd. Charles Phillot; Betty Olive; John Hassell; John Simkins; Henry Miller, and 1 other in Frome Selwood with top corner torn and name missing. Plus a larger plan showing river and plots, with no title. Plans rolled together, some edges slightly ragged, stamp of GWR Engineers Office top right. c1846. £80.00
¶ The actual plots of land shown are very small indeed.
Wiltshire and Hampshire ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Remaining Portions of the Melchet Court Estate... extending to an area of about 540 Acres, including the Important Elizabethan Style Mansion... Woodfalls... Lyon House... Sherfield English Dairy Farm, Landford Wood... the Lordship of the Manor of Whiteparish... to be offered By Auction... 15th July, 1936. 24pp., plus 3 photographic plates, with 9 views, large folding plan at rear. Stiff wraps, slightly dusty at edges, size 12" x 9«". 1936. £36.00
Withers ARTISTIC BEDSTEADS FOR THE MODERN HOME Catalogue, with prices. 56pp., size 6" x 10", wraps. Well illustrated. Divided into sections 'Oak French', 'Mahogany and Walnut' etc. c1930. £20.00
CUALA INDUSTRIES Yeats (E.C) CUALA INDUSTRIES Miss E.C. Yeats hopes that you will come to St. John's House, St. Giles at any time between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. on Thursday May 20th, to see and (possibly, but not necessarily) to buy some of her Embroideries, Books and Prints. Printed on thick paper, folding to approx. 4«" x 3«", printed with a woodcut on the front, hand-coloured, showing a red tulip with a bird above it, silhouetted against a landscape of blueish hills, sky with large white clouds. Opens up to reveal the printed invitation inside. Large watermark showing an Irish round tower. c1920? £48.00
¶ Elizabeth Yeats was the poet W.B. Yeats' sister. She learnt embroidery with May Morris, and on returning to Ireland in 1902 set up the Dun Emer embroider workshop and printing press, which was later known as Cuala Industries, employing only women.
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