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Lesley Aitchison's - Catalogue 102

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

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Berkshire -- Bristol -- Cheshire -- Cornwall --
Cumberland -- Derbyshire -- Devon -- Dorset --
Durham -- Essex -- Gloucestershire -- Hampshire and Isle of Wight --
Herefordshire -- Hertfordshire -- Kent -- Lancashire --
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Worcestershire -- Yorkshire -- Scotland -- Wales -- General
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    Berkshire


  1. Headley PARTICULARS of the Magnificently Appointed Residential Estate of Beenham Court, Headley, near Newbury... Grandly Timbered Park... Five Cottages... Two Farms... Lovely Gardens... 9-Hole Golf Course in Park... for Sale by Auction... May 16th, 1934. 22pp., size 10" x 12" stiff wraps with photograph on front wrap, folding plan at rear. Finely printed in brown with decorative borders to each page. 6 tipped-in photographs, two to a page. Wraps darkened at edges, two corners of wraps creased. 1934. £35.00

  2. Reading, Abingdon ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 31" plus margins, very wide margins at sides. With watermark, 'J. Edmunds Wycombe 1829, Not Bleached'. 1829. £48.00
    Covers Oxford, Faringdon, Henley, Reading.


  3. Wallingford AN ACT for paving the Footways and for cleansing, lighting, watching... the Streets... 26pp., plus cover leaf. Small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1795. £15.00


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    Bristol


  4. Building works REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONERS of Her Majesty's Woods, Forests, Works and Buildings... on the Bristol Building Act Amendment Bill (xii pp.)... with... MINUTES of Evidence taken before J.M. Herbert and A. Poynter, At the Guildhall, in the City of Bristol, respecting the Bristol Building and Improvement Act Amendment Bill. 39pp., folio, disbound. 1847. £15.00
    Concerns proposals to widen Bristol Bridge, improve access to Clifton, to the Railway Station etc., and demolish properties in central Bristol, creating Victoria Street, etc.


  5. Cowlin (William) & Son PROPERTY REGISTER Clifton and Neighbourhood. 68pp, adverts, original wraps. Spring Issue, 1908. £18.00
    Lists properties, with descriptions, street by street, in Clifton, Leigh Woods, Stoke Bishop, Redland, including 'Sundon House', The Promenade, detached house on the corner of Tyndall's Park Road and Woodland Road, previously occupied by William Sturge, large house with 'covered promenade on roof 51ft. long' in Leigh Woods, etc.


  6. Griffield (F) VICTORIA SQUARE CLIFTON. Antique steel engraving. Engraved view size 4" x 6", with title beneath, in an ivory mount with a gold line. Engraved and Published by J. Harris & Co. £14.00
    Shows a band playing in the square, large decorative lamp in foreground.


  7. Horner (Joshua), lith. VIEW OF THE ROCKS FROM CLIFTON DOWN Lithograph from a drawing by S. Jackson, showing a view up the gorge from a view-point near the Observatory, three figures in foreground, Cook's Folly in the distance. Size 7" x 9", in green card mount. Published by G. Davey, Bristol. Lithographed by Day & Haghe. c1840. £50.00

  8. Rock & Co. VIEWS OF CLIFTON Thirty engraved vignette views. Original decorative boards with title on front board in gilt cartouche, edges of front board darkened, with a few very small white spots, spine discoloured, with one small wormhole in cloth. Overall size 5" x 9", size of engravings approx 3" x 4". Inner hinge broken half-way through the book. 1862-71. £70.00
    Includes a few views which are not Clifton, for example Mullers Orphanage; Victoria Street; Lion Hotel, Broad Street. Among the Clifton Views are Whiteladies Road, Clifton Down Hotel, The Museum, Academy of Fine Arts, The Royal Promenade.


  9. Saint James RECEIPT for payment of a rate levied for repairing the Parish Church and Tower of St. James, and for rebuilding the Vestry-Room. Printed slip, signed by Churchwardens and Collector, manuscript inserts, made out to Mr. Daubeney. Feb. 1804. £8.00

  10. Storer (J.& H.S) REDLAND COURT The Seat of Sir Richard Vaughan. Steel engraving, showing the house from the terrace, with peacocks, gardener, figures strolling. Size 4" x 6", plus wide margins. 1825. £10.00


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    Cheshire


  11. 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


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    Cornwall


  12. Advent WILL of John Hosken, Gent., of Advent in Cornwall. Contemporary attested copy on 1p. large folio. Folded, with docket title. Will dated 1672, copy slightly later. £30.00
    Leaves money for the 'reparation of the Church of Advent', and to the relief of the Poor of the parish, to his brother the tenements of Higher and Lower Trewynt in Advent, and a tenement called Tressallott and Garway in Advent. Thomasine Carnsew was to get 21 ewe sheep.


  13. Bacon's COUNTY MAP OF CORNWALL with parts of Adjoining Counties. On linen, with index, folding into sm. 8vo wraps showing cyclists, wraps slightly faded at edges. Scale 1" = 3.84 miles. c1920. £7.00

  14. Buck (S. & N) THE SOUTH EAST PROSPECT OF ST. MICHAELS MOUNT IN CORNWALL is humbly Inscrib'd to Sr. John St. Aubyn Bart., the worthy Proprietor and on of the Representatives in Parliament for that County by his much oblig'd and very humble Servants Saml. & Nathl. Buck. Fine copper-engraved view, size 12" x 32", including title and key at bottom of view. Fine close-up, dramatic view of the mount, castle flying flag, with Penzance and Paul to the left, Ludgvan and the town of Marazion with church and house, to the right; wall of the Mount harbour visible on the right with masts of ships docked there, numerous ships and rowing boats, and fishing boats. Small coat of arms, decoratively-printed dedication, and key to 13 places below view. Slight trace of central fold. This engraving has been professionally cleaned... THE SOUTH WEST PROSPECT OF ST. MICHAELS MOUNT IN CORNWALL... the twin engraving to the one above. Shows dramatic view of the Mount and castle with the town of Marazion stretching up the hill, the Mount harbour with dock, numerous boats. Key to 4 places below view. Saml. & Nathl. Buck delin et sculp. Publish'd according to Act of Parliamt. May 24 1739. No. 1 Garden Court Middle Temple. £520.00

  15. Carnbellack AN AGREEMENT by which John Hill of Helston, Gent., grants a lease of the Tenement of Carnbellack to Athanasius Pryor of Wendron, yeoman. 1p., sm. 4to, blank conjoint leaf with docket title. Signed and witnessed. 1710. £22.00
    'Rent to be 20 shillings, 1 shilling for Capon and four pence for havest day, and four shillings in lieu of a Best Beast... the sd. Mr Hill reserves all Tyn...'


  16. Cornish Post SUPPLEMENT to the Cornish Post and Mining News, April 30, 1898. Single large sheet, broadsheet size, being a Paper read at Camborne School of Mines by W. Hopwood 'Modern Winding Appliances'. Printed on one side only, folded. 1898. £6.00

    CORNISH MEDICAL STUDENT IN SCOTLAND

  17. Cornwall and Scotland DIARY OF A MEDICAL STUDENT 1890-91. Two volumes of 'The British and Colonial Druggist's Diary', 4to, printed boards, numerous adverts front and back, list of drugs etc. Boards of second volume faded. One week per page. Begins January 1890, ends December 1891. Most days with an entry, sometimes one line, other days with several lines. In the first part of the first volume the writer is in Cornwall (probably Hayle), and at the grammar school, writing off for prospectuses, 'wrote to Wills to ask if he cd. coach me for med. exam', studying Greek, taking exams, going on excursions around cliffs etc. 'Newalls on Towans. H & I joined them, bathed & had shirts stolen...' In September he goes to Aberdeen to begin his studies. His entries as a student comprise details of lectures, exams, with results, dissection classes ('Dissected 2 hrs. Had arm of cadaver cut', 'At Hospital tumour cut out of womns. leg'), walks ('home thro' Links where Union men on strike were being harangued'), social events such as choir, dancing classes ('as usual had fat girl') 1890-91. £130.00

  18. Cury COUNTERPART LEASE for the Moiety of Trenowith in Cury. Consn. £57 & one Guinea in Gold, Mary Vere Hunt of Chester to John Stephens. Vellum, size 14" x 20". Wax seal. Vellum damp-spotted at edges and ink slightly faded. 1749. £10.00
    Stephens was to pay a best beast and a harvest journey, and to do suite to the Manor of Helston Tony.


  19. Duty on Coals AN ACT for allowing a Drawback of the Duty on Coals consumed in Lead Mines in Cornwall. 2pp, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. 1816. £9.00

  20. Falmouth ABSTRACT OF THE TREASURER'S ACCOUNTS Borough of Falmouth, For the Year Ending 31st March, 1940. 69pp., together with Abstracts for the years 1945,46,47,48,49,50, 8vo, except for the last two which are 4to. Original wraps. All except the 1940 booklet have approx. 35pp. 1940-50. £12.00

  21. Gunwalloe LEASE of the tenement farm and lands of Winnianton, John Rogers to Samuel and Archilaus Harry. Large vellum sheets, small wax seal. Sets out conditions about number of crops of potatoes to be grown, age of furze which can be cut, etc. 1865. £15.00

  22. Land's End & Lizard ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP 1" to 1 mile, Fifth Edition, Sheet No. 146. Blue and black Ellis Martin Cover with hiker, cloth-backed. Bottom corners of wraps slightly bumped. 1939. £7.00

  23. Leans' ENGINE REPORTER And Advertiser. No. 424. December, 1846. Work performed by Steam Engines. Consists of 5p of tables for Pumping Engines, and 1 page of Stamping and Whim Engines, listing 26 mines with 19 columns for details such as Length of Stroke, Depth, Consumption of Coal, and Remarks & Engineers' Names, for each mine. 7pp, 4to, uncut, red tax stamp. 1846. £40.00
    The 16 Mines listed are all in Cornwall and include Dolcoath, Botallack, Great Work, Poldice, Wheal Prosper, etc.


  24. Liskeard GRANT of rent charge of £300 per annum payable during the lives of four persons... out of lands and hereditaments in the Parish of Liskeard in Cornwall and Brentor and Lamerton in Devon, Thomas Hoblyn and Anne his wife of Whitebarns in Hertford to Thomas Hallam Hoblyn, late Lieutenant in Her Majesty's Twentieth Regiment of Foot. Two large vellum sheets, 24" x 29", signed by Thomas and Anne with wax seals. On the last page is a Schedule detailing the farms, fields, houses etc. concerned. 1859. £18.00
    Includes the farms of Gayswell, Trevecca, Halbathick and Trembraze and houses in Higher Lux Street in Liskeard.


  25. 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.


  26. Manor of Restormel 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", printed label with decoration at corners on front wrap with title ' Assessionable Manors' Commission. Draft Award For The Manor of Restormel.' 2pp. preamble explaining the Award, followed by 3 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, wraps detached and scuffed, sewing loose, back wrap frayed at edges. Name 'Preston Wallis' stamped on label. Loosely folded down centre (but not creased). July 1845. £80.00
    Tenements include Woodland, Combe, Barn Yate.


  27. 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

  28. Ruan Major RECTOR'S COMMUTATION RENT CHARGE due 1st January 1845. Manuscript, folio, neatly and clearly written over 6 double-page spreads, headings to each page written in large decorative script, in columns with No., Occupier, Situation of Property, Increase on Averages, Amount to be Collected, Property Tax, etc. Covers Rent Charge due 1st January 1845, July 1845, January 1846. Sewn in plain wraps, decorative manuscript title.... together with.... similar documents for 1846-7, 1848, 1849, 1850. 5 booklets in all, the last two have extreme bottom right hand corners of pages damp-affected, not affecting text. 1845-50. £85.00
    Approximately 25 names of occupiers listed in each volume. Surnames include Lugg, Lambruck, Keverne, Barnicoat, Pengelly.


  29. South Crofty Ltd. SHARE CERTIFICATE Capital £130,000. Printed in pale mauve, with decorative border, manuscript inserts, cancelled stamps. Size 11" x 13". Made out for 50 shares. Trace of central fold. 1951. £26.00

  30. St. Ives and London LETTER to the Executors of W. T. Praed, M.P., from Henry Arnold, Russell Square, 27th Oct. 1846. 1p., 4to, blank conjoint leaf with address on verso. Says he is forwarding a copy of the Shipping Gazette daily to the News Room, St. Ives on order of the late W.T. Praed... together with... bill of Henry Arnold, Bookseller & Stationer, Marchmont Street, Brunswick Sq. 'Newspapers etc. to all parts of Great Britain Post Free..' 4to, printed heading, made out for Shipping Gazette to News Room, St. Ives. 1846. £9.00

  31. Truro and Saint Austell ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Printed surface area approx. 24" x 36". Scale 1" to 1 mile. Linen-backed,folded to 13" x 9", blue silk edging tape, red paper diamond on verso with 'Sold by Jas. Gardner Map Publisher', tab with sheet number in gold at top. Rous and Turner watermark 1817. Pub. 5th Jan. 1813 by Lt. Col. Mudge. £78.00
    Covers an area from the Helford River to Polperro and from Illogan and Perran Sands to Lanreath. Corresponds to Margary State 5.


  32. Valentine (J) ALBUM containing 24 views of Penzance area, each size 6" x 8", titled in white in plate, in album with cloth covered boards, thick card window mounts. c1910. £25.00
    Views include: Longships Light, St. Buryan Church, Trereiffe Avenue in Penzance, Mousehole, The Square St. Just, Pendeen Lighthouse.


  33. Vivian's Visitations LETTER from John Glubb at Bedford to Mrs Carteret Guille at Little Torrington. 4p., small 8vo, Says Col. Vivian who is compiling the Visitations of Cornwall has asked him for information about the Glubb pedigree. Asks various questions, and encloses another page off questions for her to fill in answers on. In the original envelope. 1880. £8.00
    'Don't know whether the Cornish Pedigrees will interest you but Vivian's Book will be the best authority on the subject.'



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    Cumberland


  34. 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

  35. Inglewood Forest INCLOSURE Honor of Penrith and Forest of Inglewood. Notice is Hereby Given, That John Sadler, John Marshall, and John Fryer, the Commissioners appointed.... by an Act of Parliament.... entitled 'An Act for dividing and inclosing the Commons and Waste Lands, within the several Parishes of Penrith, Edenhall, Salkeld.... intend to meet at the George Inn, Penrith.... for the Purpose of reading over and executing their General Award.... this first Day of October, 1819. Poster, size 12" x 8", inviting those interested to attend the meeting. Shaw, Printer, Penrith, 1819. £45.00

  36. Kendal, Keswick ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 102. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Folding into sm. 8vo cloth wraps, edges of sections slightly browned, 6" split in linen at one fold. Electrotype 1878. £22.00

  37. Longwathby TO BE SOLD by Public Auction At the House of Wm. Western, Butcher in Longwathby by Virtue of Her Majesty's Writ of Fieri Facias... all his Stock, Crop, and household Furniture Consisting of 1 Milch Cow, 3 Fat Sheep, 2 Pigs... Fenders, Fire Irons, Pans... Poster, size 11" x 9", printed with large type-face. H. Brown, Printer, Penrith. 1858. £25.00


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    Derbyshire


  38. Heathcote PARTICULARS OF SALE AND PLAN of a Valuable Freehold Estate 'The End of Town Farm', situate at Heathcote... and Freehold Accommodation Land near Gateham Grange... for Sale by Auction... 2nd day of July 1889... 3pp., folio, plus docket title, folding hand-coloured plan. With a separate 3p. Conditions of Sale listing the 14 Vendors. 1889. £26.00

  39. Walpole AN ACT for Embanking the Common Salt Marsh within the Township of Walpole... and for Dividing and Inclosing the same... 26pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. Separately paginated, leaf with docket title. 1789. £24.00


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    Devon


  40. Barnstaple & Ilfracombe ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Mounted on linen, size approx. 24" x 36", folding into 8vo endpapers. A line has been scored in the paper with a knife or similar across three blank sections about fourteen inches up from the bottom, and then down to the bottom edge, just missing the coast. c1850. £45.00
    Covers Braunton sands, Countesbury.


  41. Becker (L), engraved by AN ECCLESIASTICAL MAP OF THE DIOCESE OF EXETER prepared for the Diocesan Architectural Society in 1860. Map size 15" x 21", overall size 20" 30", showing Devon and Cornwall, with inset of Scilly Isles, hand-coloured in outline in three colours according to the Archdeaconries. List of parishes at left of map, grouped in Diocese. Numerous folds. 1860. £16.00

  42. Braunton ALBUM with name 'Susan Lock. Feb. 26th 1840.' on flyleaf. Size 7" x 4", very decorative patterned embossed calf boards, small piece missing from top of spine, hinges rubbed. 72 pages, manuscript, comprises poems, riddles, puzzles, etc, several contributed from Braunton acquaintances, for example 'To A Friend at Parting' was contributed by 'J.L. Braunton May 19th, 1840.' Other Braunton contributors are W. Vellacott and F.J. Warriner. There is a poem (probably original) 'Braunton Bells' in three verses, and another 'The Old Cross Tree, Braunton'. There are a few small engravings pasted in, and a couple of drawings. Loosely inserted is a piece cut from the bottom of a letter 'I remain my dear (C..? - paper clipped here) your very obedt. Richd. Knill, Aug. 13th 1839'. 1840-44. £70.00
    Richard Knill, the well-known missionary and preacher, was a native of Braunton.


  43. Bridestowe COBHAM WEEK manuscript plan on waxed cotton. Size 26" x 30". Folded. Scale 1/2500. Covers area from Standon to Watergate Cross. Areas outlined in three colours, presumably to indicate ownership. n.d. c1900. £12.00

  44. Brown & Rawcliffe, Liverpool, Publishers TORQUAY AND NEIGHBOURHOOD The 'Coronation' Series. Album of tinted and sepia photographs, size 15" x 11". 5 glossy tinted full-page views, one full-page sepia view, and 9 smaller sepia views. Views tipped in, with descriptive text on facing page. Paper rather browned at edges (not affecting plates), paper wraps detached, and ragged at edges, chips in paper at spine, lacks silk tie at spine... together with... The Album. Supplement. Torquay and Neighbourhood. From Photographs by Poulton & Son. March 4, 1895. 16 views, folio, wraps, which are detached and held at spine with archival tape, with designs by Cecil Aldin. 2 items. 1895 and c1910. £35.00

  45. Churchstanton AN AUCTION WILL BE HELD at the York Inn, in Churchenford... on Friday 11th Day of June next... For Sale of the Lands Hereinafter described... Poster, size 11" x 9", folds, printed in a variety of typefaces, with the word 'Lands' in a particularly decorative large block print over an inch high, with white floral decoration inside the letters and the comma. Describes two lots with tenants, etc. Traces of folds. Spurway, Columbian Press Office, Honiton. 1841. £22.00

  46. Devon and Somerset Railway Company AN ACT to authorize Arrangements of the Capital of the Devon and Somerset Railway Company. 4pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1866. £8.00
    Concerns the railway going through to Barnstaple.


  47. Dibdin (T.C) and Vivian (Edward) BABBICOMBE, FROM PETIT TOR. Tinted lithograph. Drawn by T.C. Dibdin from a sketch by E. Vivian. On stone by E. Gauci. Size approx. 8" x 11", plus wide margins. Some feint browning in plate. Printed by M. & N. Hanhart, c1841. £35.00
    A view across the bay, with a boy asleep on rocks near sheep in foreground.


  48. Exe Estuary ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size approx. 24" x 35". Mounted on linen, folding to 13" x 9". Blue silk tape edging. Red diamond with 'Sold by Jas. Gardner...' on verso. c1830.. £75.00
    Covers Exeter, Torbay, Lyme Regis. Corresponds to Margary State 7.


  49. Fremington, Hundred of ACCOUNT OF TAXES to be paid in the Hundred of Fremington. Folio sheet, setting out proportion of taxes to be paid by the different parishes. Begins with a list of sums contributed by each parish under the Act of 1693 for raising money for carrying on the war against France, followed by the proportions for the year 1705, and then followed by the figures for the latest arrangement for the current year (no date given), with figures for 11 villages. Presumably a contemporary copy for office use as the signatures of the Commissioners are not affixed. c1740. £16.00
    A dispute had arisen because Great Torrington felt it bore a disproportionate share of the burden.


  50. Frith (Francis) FOUR VIEWS OF SEATON With 'F.F. Seaton' and number in white in plate. Size approx. 6" x 8", views looking along the beech, two from the east, two from the west, showing boats on beach, donkeys, ladies with parasols etc. The view with the castellated building in the foreground is slightly faded... together with a Hudson's series view along beach with lobster pots in foreground, slightly spotty. c1900. £24.00

  51. Frithelstock LEASE of a share in a messuage called Southcott, now in the possession of Robert Covenay, Sir John Rolle to Richard Stevens. Vellum, first two words engraved, with decorative calligraphy, size 11" x 21", signed by Rolle. 1701. £34.00
    The term was for 'fourscore and nineteen years', with a heriot on Henry and Elizabeth Stevens, Richard's son and wife.


  52. Gray (Joseph W.) THE DEVON TOR RANGE an Improved Ventilating Kitchener or Cooking Apparatus.... Sold Exclusively by Joseph W. Gray, Kitchen Fitter & Furnisher & Domestic Engineer, 31 Fleet Street, Torquay, Manufacturer and Erecter. Illustrated Prospectus of ranges, baths, kitchen equipment etc., 12pp., folio, folded, bottom half of last page browned. c1874. £28.00
    Includes list of satisfied customers who had the range installed.


  53. Hawkins (G), Lith. ILFRACOMBE FROM HILLSBOROUGH Lithograph, size 9" x 12", plus margins. Published by J. Banfield, c1837. £32.00
    Shows view across the bay with Lantern Hill in middle distance, sheep on rocks in foreground.


  54. Honiton Church AN ACT for building a new Parish Church in the town of Honiton.... 28pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1835. £15.00

  55. Jose (G), Publisher PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEW ALBUM OF LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH Sixteen views by Valentine. In boards size 7" x 9", gilt title with floral decoration on front board, gilt rubbed, slight rubbing to edges. Front free endpaper loose. c1890. £14.00
    Includes double-page view of Lynton and Lynmouth; Cliff Railway, Lee Abbey.


  56. King (Daniel) and Newcourt (Richard) Sculpt. and Delin. EXONIENSIS ECCLESIAE CATH. FACIES AUSTRALIS Etching, engraved surface 7" x 13", coat of arms and dedication to Solomon Bolton in corner. Ragged along most of top edge, affecting title. c1665. £17.00
    Somers Cox 'Devon Topographical Prints' no. 784


  57. Landkey QUITCLAIM of Christopher Hockin of Landkey to Richard Stevens of Buckland Brewer of all 'Actions, Suite, Bills, Bonds, Obligations.... from the beginning of the world unto these presents...' 1p., printed in a cursive hand, signed by Hockin and three witnesses, small wax seal with flower. Blank conjoint leaf with docket title. The printed '16' has been changed to '17' and the date 1705 entered. 1705. £17.00
    Very attractive printing of the text.


  58. Lustleigh REAL PHOTO POSTCARD showing down a street from the edge of the village towards the church, thatched house on the right, a man with his dog in the street. 'Lustleigh 10856' in white bottom right. Used, Newton Abbot postmark. 1911. £4.00

  59. Marwood WHIDDON FARM manuscript plan. In ink and colour on waxed cotton, size 26" x 24", folded, scale 1/2500. Shaded in three colours to show ownership of land. Also shows Milltown Farm, and buildings in village, including smithy. n.d. 1900. £14.00

  60. Modbury COMMONPLACE BOOK of Prudence Bastard Avent, Modbury. Manuscript on 252 pages, mostly in the same hand throughout. 4to, quarter calf, marbled boards. Calf and marbled paper slightly rubbed. Ink on some pages is very slightly faded, but legible. Consists mainly of poems followed by initials, mainly of a romantic or humorous nature 'Matrimonial Oracles & Midsummer Eve', 'A Marriage Scene', 'Bachelor Island', 'Receipt for a Wife' etc. There are some prose pieces and some 'Enigmas'. The book is completely full with no blank pages. Paper watermarked 1826. 1830's. £75.00

  61. Northlew APPOINTMENT and Conveyance in Fee of Church Town Meadow in Northlew, John Smale to John Smale the Younger. Vellum, size 23" x 26". 1859. £14.00
    Concerned 4 acres called Church Parks.


  62. Order in Chancery ORDER IN FURTHER CONSIDERATION John Thomas Darke, Charles Darke and others, Plaintiffs, The Dean and Chapter of the Cathedral Church of Saint Peter, Exeter, and Joseph Barnes, Defendants. Manuscript, 5p., small folio, mauve 3s stamp, indelible stamp of Report Office. 1860. £12.00
    Concerns the assigning of a legacy under the will of Elizabeth Darke.


  63. Parry (John) ADDRESS of John Parry Vice Warden of the Stannaries of Devon, at his first court in the Town Hall of Tavistock. Manuscript, 1p folio, beginning with a brief report of the preliminary proceedings, then a transcription of his speech "his Worship again rose, and addressed the audience in nearly the following Words....". The final lines of the speech state that "it is my intention to fix my Residence in the vicinity of the Stannaries so that I shall be ready to hold a Court every month...." Paper watermarked 1813. £40.00
    Parry was Vice Warden until 1824.


  64. Plymouth & Devonport THE ALBUM OF PLYMOUTH AND DEVONPORT VIEWS 22 photolitho views on extending strip, folding to sm. 4to, gilt boards, edges of boards darkened. Double-page litho plan at rear, which has split down central fold. c1880. £18.00
    Includes double page view showing pier, four panoramas over two double-pages, Views include Plymouth from the Citadel; Raglan Barracks; Keyham Steam Yard; Royal Albert Bridge; Ivybridge Viaduct; Eddystone Lighthouse; Smeaton's Tower.


  65. Plymouth THE DEPOSITION OF MARY HAM single woman, of the Parish of St. Minver, relating to the marriage of Thomas Tregeare and Catherine Collins. 17 lines on small 4to sheet, folded, signed by Mary Ham, and the J.P. Wm. Sandys. Some small edge tears. Docket title on verso, with note by Sandys 'Mistake or Perjury, proved by the Deposition of Thomas Tregeare Nov. 21 1806.' 1805. £12.00
    Mary said she had been present at a Parade at Francfort in Plymouth and had heard the Commanding Officer give Tregeare leave to get married and miss the evening parade 'that he might stay with his wife that night and that if he was at the Parade the next morning it would be sufficient.'


  66. Plymouth THREE SCRAP BOOKS OF NEWSCUTTINGS relating to Plymouth and area, from local newspapers. Two albums, size 12" x 9", calf spines, calf on spines torn at bottom. One with 200 pages of cuttings, the other with 118 pages of cuttings, plus a thinner album, cloth boards, with 51p. Most cuttings dated, many with initials of paper (WMN for Western Morning News, etc.) Some cuttings foxed, and some with brownish marks where glue has discoloured. 1885 - 1900. £65.00
    Includes topics such as 'Failure of Botus Fleming Farmer', 'Diluted Milk at Devonport Workhouse', 'Proposed Callington and Saltash Railway', 'Sale of Sherwell Estate', etc.


  67. River Taw NOTICE TO THE MAYOR Aldermen and Burgesses of the Borough of Barnstaple from Thomas Law advising them he will indict anyone who encroaches upon the River due to the proposed new road 'which is to occupy a portion of and encroach upon the present Waterway'. Manuscript on one side of foolscap sheet, signed, 3rd June 1845.... together with Receipt for Chief Rent paid by Law to the Council of Barnstaple as Lord of the Manor of Castle Court, 1837, signed by Mayor and Treasurer. 1837 and 1845. £15.00

  68. Rolle Estate BOUNDARY FENCE Smytham and Bagbeare Estates and Rolle Estate. Manuscript plan in ink on waxed cotton, folded, scale 1/2500, folded. Size 20" x 17". Shows railway and river, buildings at Bagbear, woods, with boundary marked by red crosses. c1880. £16.00
    'Fence marks taken from a map surveyed in 1832'.


  69. Rowe (G) ILFRACOMBE from Capstone Hill. Tinted lithograph, size 9" x 13" plus margins, showing view across the town and bay, two figures in middle foreground, paddle steamer in bay, sailing ships in harbour. Tear through title and 1" into plate, some light waterstaining of bottom margin, small portion torn from right margin, traces of crease down centre. c1840. £30.00
    Corresponds to Somers Cox 1300, except the dimensions of the view he lists are slightly smaller.


  70. 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.


  71. Sidmouth Market AN ACT for maintaining and regulating the Market in the Parish of Sidmouth.... 14pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1839. £11.00

  72. Sidmouth SIDHOLME Guest House for Young Methodism, Sidmouth, Devon. Booklet, size 7" x 10", with 15 attractive pencil drawings of the house, garden, and surroundings, with 1p. of text. Wraps rather dusty. c1935. £12.00

  73. South Devon Railway AN ACT to amalgamate the Undertakings of the Great Western and South Devon Railway Companies.... 15pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1878. £9.00

  74. Spreat (W) BRAMPFORD SPEKE CHURCH. Sketched and Drawn on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8", on India paper, large margins, margins slightly spotty. Printed by C. Hulmandel c1842. £22.00

  75. Spreat (W) BUCKLAND MONACHORUM CHURCH. Lithotint from Nature by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 9", on India paper, large margins. C. Hulmandel's Patent. c1842. £22.00
    With two groups of people in front of the church wall in the foreground and a young boy pointing to the church.


  76. Sutton Bridge Dock Company AN ACT to extend some of the powers of the Sutton Bridge Dock Company to make further provisions with respect to their unissued capital.... 6pp, disbound. 1884. £8.00

  77. Torquay Water AN ACT for the better Supply of the Town of Torquay and the Neighbourhood thereof with Water.... 20pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1856. £10.00

  78. Torrington LETTER to a Mr. Awse, Attorney at Torrington, about executing Henry Steven's will. Signed Peter Cooke, Exeter 18 May 1728. 1p., folio, address panel and straightline Exeter postmark on verso. 1728. £15.00
    Asks him to send the will 'A Coppy of the Will will not serve but I must have the originall... I shall put all things in a rediness soe as if the Register shall be with you at the Globe in Torrington the Monday night before Whitsun week in order to examine the witnesses...' With a short reply by Awse 19 May, at the bottom.


  79. Totnes A LIST OF THE MAYORS OF TOTNES As collected out of divers records by William Yeo sometime Town Clerk of the Town, from the Reign of King Richard the 2nd 1377. The following is a copy of a book lent by Mr Thos. Creaser Kellock Mayor of Totnes in 1865, 1884 & 1885 to Fras. Benthall. Notebook, size 7" x 5", quarter calf, rubbed at edges, marbled boards, inner hinge broken, some leaves loose. 30 pages listing date and name, with the occasional brief note ('the S.E. pinnacle of the Tower struck down'). The list has been brought up to 1959. Further on in the book are 11 pages of notes on the families of a few mayors, such as Tucker, Savory. The rest is blank. With small stamp of Borough of Totnes on flyleaf, and a letter pasted to front board from E. Gay saying he has found the book among his uncle's papers. c1880. £36.00

  80. Totness SCRAP BOOK of newscuttings and photographs relating to the death of Thomas White Windeatt, Ex-Mayor of Totnes, in April, 1903. Stiff morocco wraps, 4to, piece chipped from top of spine. 26 pages of newscuttings of obituaries and reports of the funeral, unveiling of memorial window, etc, 7 real photographs (portraits and views of grave etc.), section from 'The Totnesian', form of service for dedication of Sun dial. Blanks at end. 1903-4. £30.00

  81. Whimple MANUSCRIPT PLAN of Woodhayes, Whimple, Devon, for Sale by Private Treaty by Messrs. Smyth-Richards... Bideford. In strong black ink on waxed cotton, size 14" x 13", folds, scale 1:2500, with Schedule, and description of the house and two cottages, with dimension of rooms. Bottom right is an attractive ink drawing of the house, framed in trees. c1900. £18.00

  82. Witheridge (G), Fore St., Ivybridge, Publisher PHOTOGRAPHIC ALBUM OF IVYBRIDGE 16 photographs. In boards size 7" x 9", gilt title with decorations at corners. c1899. £17.00
    Poulton's Collotype Series. Views include London Hotel, Paper Mill, Fore St., New Church.



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    Dorset


  83. Basire, Sculpt. S. EAST VIEW OF BINDON ABBEY belonging to T. Weld Esq. Copper engraving 7" x 9", plus wide margins. Volume and page number in small figures top right. n.d. c1780 £18.00
    Shows two men sketching in foreground, ruin of Abbey, with house in middle distance.


  84. Beale's Fancy Fair, Publisher PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF BOURNEMOUTH AND NEIGHBOURHOOD Sm. 4to, 42 photolitho views on extending strip (some full page, some 2, 4 or 6 to a page). Gilt title on front board. Map on back endpaper, lacks the back free endpaper with half the map. c1900. £17.00
    Includes two good views of Beale's shop.


  85. East Forshill, Winfrith SURRENDER by Robert Allen, Taylor, to Robert Harvey of his interest in half an acre of land below 'black poole', part of Smythe's tenement. In English on vellum 5" x 9". 1620. Vellum creased, most of signature, and possibly a small seal, cut away. 1619. £34.00
    Refers to the will of Thomas Harvey.


  86. Frith & Co. SWANAGE Six loose photographs of Swanage, plus one of Corfe Castle and one of Studland Bay. Size 5" x 8", matt paper, greyish prints, numbered and titled in white in plate. c1890. £16.00
    Includes the Globe, good view of bay with bathing huts, Old Harry, etc.

    DESIGNS BY VANBURGH

  87. Hulsbergh (H), Sc. and Campbell (Ca), Delin. THE ELEVATION OF A NEW DESIGN for a person of Quality in Dorset-shire as Designed by Sr. John Vanbrugh Kt. Engraving showing elevation with elaborate portico with four Corinthian columns, balustrade around the roof, Scale 1" = 40ft... together with... THE ELEVATION OF ONE END OF A NEW DESIGN.... together with... THE GARDEN FRONT of a New Design... together with GENERAL PLAN of a New Design... Each engraving approx. 9" x 14" plus margins. Four items. c1720. £65.00

    FIRST EDITION

  88. Ordnance Survey DORSET A complete set covering the whole of Dorset except for the small portions appearing on Devon Sheets XXII and XXI. Comprises Sheet Nos. XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII. Engraved surface size of each sheet approx. 24" x 31", dissected and mounted on linen, silk tape edging, folding to 13" x 9", inserted in card slipcase, edges very rubbed, bottom corners very worn, index label on front. Pub. Lt. Col. Mudge at the Tower, 10th April & 1st Aug. 1811. £420.00 -- See Illustration
    Sheet 15 and 18 correspond with Margary State 1, and Sheets 16 and 17 with State 2 (none of the sheets have borders). See 'The Old Series Ordnance Survey' Vol. III pages xlix - li.


  89. Poole Harbour ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Large Sheet Series. Sheet 144. Scale 1" to a Mile. White cloth wraps with coat of arms. 1909. £10.00

  90. Sherborne ABSTRACT of the Title of Wm. Flooks to premises in Half Moon St., next to the King's Arms Inn, agreed to be sold to G.D.W. Digby. 3p. folio, in manuscript, copy deed of covenant for production of title deeds enclosed, 3p. 1861. £10.00

  91. Sherborne THE SHERBORN MERCURY or Weekly Advertiser. Numb. 1. Tuesday, February 22, 1737. Facsimile edition. 4pp. Horizontal fold. n.d. £7.00
    Mainly national news.


  92. Smith (C) A NEW MAP OF THE COUNTY OF DORSET Divided into Hundreds. Coloured, folding engraved map, mounted on linen, 19" x 21" folding to 8vo. Some slight off-setting. 1 very small spot near Wool. January 6th 1804. £36.00

  93. Sturminster Newton DISCHARGE of John Young of St. Botolph Without Aldgate, Middlesex, Grocer, to his brother Thomas Young, of Sturminster Newton Castle, Clothier, of any claim on the inheritance from their father, in return for a sum of money. 33 lines, small folio, blank conjoint leaf. Signed by Young and three witnesses, including Nicholas and Phillis Romayne. 1694. £28.00

  94. Wambrook MORTGAGE IN FEE of a messuage and premises in Wambrook for securing £900 and interest. Isaac and Thomas Deane of Wambrook to Martha Edwards. Three large vellum sheets, two wax seals. 1820. £20.00
    Concerns 'a messuage or dwellinghouse and Buildings and piece of Land containing Thirty three acres two roods and two perches lying at the South East corner of Bewley Down called Shags Plud and Woolfern Hill comprising the Scite of the old Lime Kiln and a Lime Stone Quarry.......', and a small piece of land called Quarry Knapps, and allotments in respect of tenements called White's, Brown's, Darby's.


  95. Weymouth and Melcombe Regis Harbour AN ACT for reducing the Dues of the Harbour of the Borough and Town of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis.... and consolidating the Trusts created by the Acts relating to such Harbour and the Bridge of the said Borough.... 20pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1847. £12.00

  96. Weymouth HAWKES FREEMAN LIMITED Bridge Cash Stores, Weymouth. Leaflet advertising 5 types of Frister & Rossmann's sewing machines, 4pp., 8vo, 5 good large illustrations. Gives prices... together with... very small leaflet of the same Weymouth stores advertising the 'Kent' rotary knife cleaner, 4pp., illustration. n.d. c1910. £14.00


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    Durham


  97. Durham AN ACT for separating the Palatine Jurisdiction of the County Palatine of Durham from the Bishoprick of Durham. Pages numbered 245-248, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode. 1836. £10.00

  98. Durham PROBATE of the Will of Jane Blackburn formerly of Durham and later of Islington. 3 large vellum pages with printed certificate attached. Large papered seal on tag. 1854. £12.00


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    Essex


  99. Braintree, St. Osyth, Great Bardfield CATALOGUE of Farming Stock and Agricultural Implements... at The Hall, Whites Hill, Binks, Harveys, and Wood House Farms, Pattiswick... October 4th, 1928. 8vo, printed wraps, 16pp... together with... CATALOGUE of Farming Stock... at Lee Wick Farm, St. Osyth, 19th October 1933. 7pp., 8vo, printed wraps... together with... CATALOGUE of Farming Stock at Great Lodge, Great Bardfield, October 2nd, 1930. 10pp., 8vo, front wrap browned. 3 items. 1928-33. £14.00

    WITH SAMPLE OF SILK

  100. Chelmsford BILLHEAD of Robert Christy (late Clayton), Linen Draper and Silk Mercer, Hosier &c, Chelmsford. 8vo billhead, engraved heading in a variety of typefaces. The notepaper (8" x 5") has been folded around a skein of cream silk... together with... a newscutting of the obituary notice for Robert Christy, and for his father, James Christy, a prominent agriculturalist. Billhead circa 1840, cuttings circa 1875-80. £16.00
    Robert Christy had apparently given up his drapery to go into agriculture.


  101. Chelmsford, Maldon, Halstead, Much Hadham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheets 222, 223, etc., Size 27" x 37", scale 1" to 1 mile, composite map, dissected and linen-backed and folding into 8vo endpapers, lacks front endpaper. Wyld label in bottom margin. Some very slight discolouration in places on left side. Electrotype 1886. £32.00

  102. Easthorpe PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Badcocks Farm... Attractive Old Gabled Farmhouse... Four Cottages... 246 Acres... for Sale by Auction at the Masonic Hall, Braintree, 29th June, 1932. 6pp., folio, large folding coloured plan... together with... SETTLEMENT on the Marriage of Miss Rachel B. Hills with Joseph Smith Jnr. Manuscript 15p. folio, plus 1p. Schedule. 1867. Rachel was the owner of Badcocks Farm. 2 items. 1867 and 1932. £24.00

    POOR OF GREAT SALING

  103. Great Saling THE PARISHIONERS OF GREAT SALING TO GEORGE HICKS 1763 to 1772. 11 pages, neatly written, at the back of a children's exercise book. 4to, stiff wraps, with engraving of a scene from Aesop's fables on the front wrap. The first entry is April 9th 1763 and the last April 15th 1772. George Hicks presumably administered the account for payments for the poor, burials, laying out, repairs to the roads etc. The family 'Ruffles' occurs often 'Pd to Jno. Johnson for makeing of 2 Frocks 2 waistcoats & 2 pair of Breeches for Ruffles Boys... 6s', 'For my journey to fetch home Richd. Ruffles. 2s Pd. for his Admitance into Bridle 1s. My Horses Journey 2s6d', 'Pd for 2 Spining wheels for Ruffles Family... 5s'. 'Paid Mr. Pointon his fees for Buryin of Richd. Joslin 2s6d, Paid Jno. Barnerd as Clerk for Ringing the Bell & Makeing the Grave...', 'Paid to An Newman for nursing of H. Tyler 3 Days & one night...' At the other end of the book are 14 pages of handwriting practice of a child, 12 lines per page copying a pious text, numerals, capital letters etc. The name inside the front wrap is 'Sarah Richardson Her Book April 19th 1756'. 1756-1772. £95.00

  104. Harwich, Shottisham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLVIII N.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19", plus wide margins. Paper slightly darkened at edges, a line of light brownish off-setting in sea area. O.S. blindstamp 1866. £17.00

  105. Little Saling PARTICULAR and Conditons of Sale of a Very Excellent Small Estate called 'Hitchcock's'. 3pp., folio, printed in an attractive varied type-faces. Folded with docket title. Loosely inserted is a letter of 1849 with manuscript 'Admeasurement of the late Charles Hicks Farms' comprising Arundell's and Woolpits Farms, and Sterry's Farm. Youngman, Printer, Walden. 1849. £24.00

  106. Manor of Prusted Hall LEASE FOR A YEAR of Mr Tyndale's estate upon Marriage of his daughter to Mr. Blythman. Vellum, size 19" x 25, signed by John Tyndale and Elizabeth Tyndale with small wax seals on tags. 1701. £25.00
    The estate comprised the Manor of Prusted or Persted Hall in Feering, Chelmshoe House, the Advowson of the Church of Much Maplestead and property in the parish of St. Andrew Holborn and St. Sepulchre.

    THE SOCIETY OF FRIENDS IN ESSEX

  107. Mid-Essex Quakers COLLECTION OF EIGHT QUAKER MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES for marriages in Mid-Essex, 1751-1796. All certificates on vellum, printed, with details in manuscript. Blue paper tax stamps. Size approx. 19" x 14", and a few larger, 26" x 16". All are signed by numerous witnesses, and in each case the parents of the couple are named, with occupations and dwelling-place. Comprises: (i) Robert Evens of Halsted, clockmaker, with Elizabeth Start of Halsted, at the Meeting House at Halsted, 1751. 21 witnesses. (ii) George Hurrell of Felsted, farmer, with Bethiah Smith, of Felsted, at the Meeting House at Felsted, 1755. 65 witnesses. (iii) Thomas Smith of Thaxted, shopkeeper and Elizabeth Smith of Felstead, at the Meeting House at Felsted. 38 witnesses. Vellum slightly spotty in bottom half. 1756. (iv) Thomas Smith of Great Bardfield, yeoman, and Susanna Start of Halsted, at the Meeting House in Halstead. 1762. 35 witnesses. (v) George Hicks of Great Saling, Farmer, and Sarah Richardson of Stebbing, at the Meeting House in Dunmow. 60 witnesses. A brown stain about 1" across, with some small holes in vellum at stain, some light spotting in places. 1762. (vi) John Smith of Bishops Stortford, Hertfordshire, linen draper, with Abigail Smith of Felsted, at the Meeting House at Felsted, 1763. 44 witnesses. (vii) George Hicks of Great Saling, Farmer, with Elizabeth Powell of Birch, at the Meeting House at Colchester, 1792. 46 witnesses. (viii) Thomas Smith of Thaxted, shopkeeper, and Sarah Killingbeck, of Thaxted, at the Meeting House in Stansted Mount Fitchett, 1796. 31 witnesses. In the manuscript details of the declaration by the wife the word 'loving' has been crossed through and 'faithful' substituted, and then 'faithful' further on crossed through and 'affectionate' substituted. 8 items. 1751-1796. £400.00
    Gives a good picture of membership of Quaker meetings in mid-Essex.


  108. South Weald OBLIGATION BOND of Thomas Emerton of Brook Street in South Weald, Carpenter, to Robert Ward of Romford, for £110. 1p., small folio, plus blank conjoint leaf. Small wax seal with bust. 1716. £26.00

  109. Spalding (Frederick), Photographer, Chelmsford PHOTOGRAPH of Essex County Council members in front of Shire Hall, July 1892. Fine crisp photograph, size 8" x 14", mounted on card with printed name of photograper, overall size of card 12" x 18". Card spotty, not affecting the photograph. Printed advert for Spalding's business on verso... together with... cabinet style photograph, size 4" x 6", of 'Key to No. 3 Photograph. Essex County Council July 1892', listing the names of the 50 members below an outline sketch of the men in the photograph, decoratively printed information about Spalding on verso. 1892. £40.00
    Shows the men, many of whom have impressive beards and side whiskers, in five rows in front of, and sitting on some sort of metal sculpture, with the Chirman, Andrew Johnston, at the top of the pyramid.

    WICKHAM MARKET IRON WORKS

  110. Wickham Market ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE of Whitmore & Binyon, Millwrights, Engineers, Founders & Boiler Makers. 44 pages, plus 8-page price list printed on thin paper at the end. Size 10" x 7", glossy blue wraps, decoratively printed with border of leaves etc, illustration of a machine, and on the back wrap numerous illustrations of water wheels, boilers etc. Very attractive large, full-page illustrations, some showing men working the machines. Includes 'Wood-Framed Double Grinding Mill Driven by Portable Engine', 'Expansive and Condensing Beam Engine', 'Improved Wind Mill for grinding corn and dressing meal' ('fitted with improved patent self-adjustable sails'), 'Grain Washing Machines', Water Wheels etc. 1875... together with... 'THE BEST PURIFIER' Goodall's Patent. Whitmore & Binyon, Mark Lane, London. 8pp., printed on blue paper, 3 large illustrations, traces of fold, last page stained. n.d.... together with Price List for Corn Grinding Mill Machinery. 10pp., 4to, split at spine, pages stained in margin, last leaf torn and browned... together with... MESSRS. WHITMORE AND BINYON'S WORKS. Reprinted from the 'Millers Gazette and Corn Trade Journal' Aug. 30, 1893. 4pp., folio, folded, with history of works and details of roller plants erected etc, large woodcut view of works and photos of partners. Browning at folds on last page... together with... SHARE CERTIFICATE of 799 Ordinary Shares of £1 in the company, 1899, signed by directors. 4to, folded, and a manuscript abstract of the Deed of Copartnership 1851, 5p., 4to... together with... RE. WHITMORE & BINYON LTD. CATALOGUE of Twenty-Seven Blocks of... Buildings... including the Whole of the Workshops, Foundries, Stores... To be Sold by Auction, September 12th 1902. 16pp., 8vo. 7 items. 1875-93. £120.00

  111. Wickham Market PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of a Capital Family Residence, Stable, Chaise-House situated in the centre of Wickham-Market near the Post Office... for sale by auction... Sept. 16th, 1875. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title. 1875. £16.00

  112. Wivenhoe APPOINTMENT of a messuage (formerly the Post Office) with Cottage and building adjoining, in High Street, John Pratt to Thomas Goodwin, Post Master. 3 vellum pages, folded, 3 wax seals. 1897. £10.00


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  113. Bisley area TWO FARMING ACCOUNT BOOKS 1850 - 1886. (i) Account Book listing Labour costs, 1850 - 1859, size 12" x 4", marbled boards, rubbed calf spine. Gives name of worker, or sometimes just the number of men or women, and amount paid, sometimes with task, such as mowing, swede pitting, grubbing, hoeing etc., 'Paid the men for draining in Ladymead 8 days', 'Pd Richard Smith for catching moles', etc. Inside the back board is 'Drawn load of Stone to the Highway for the Bidfield Tything...' 210 pages. (ii) Account book size 12" x 4", half calf, cloth worn at edges, and stained, calf chipped down joints, edges rubbed. Begins with 'Paid for Labour' 1875 - 1886. Listing name, and occasionally task. 'Paid Bills' 1875-84, listing payments for seeds, tools, bran beer, shoes, shot, beer, stone for the Miserden Road, barley for pheasants, pew rent at Sheepscombe, to children for 22lbs of wool. Places mentioned include Bisley, Stroud, Painswick, Cirencester. There are a couple of pages with 'Stock at Bidfield', 'Measurement of fields at Bidfield', and some observations on weather, then a middle section 'Sold' 1875 - 1886, listing purchaser and items such as pigs, wheat, straw, rams, 'At Gloucester market 19 Fat tegs at 37s each...' The name Jn. Haviland is on the back board, written on the calf, but on the front board are the initials 'E.R.G'. 1850-1886. £160.00

  114. Cheltenham CATALOGUE OF HORSES To be Sold by Auction at the Repository, Cheltenham... May 7, 1908. 4pp., folio. Folds. Lists 10 horses owned by A. Byard,. 4 hunters property of C. Ratcliff, 18 Cotswold Hunt Horses, and numerous horses of other owners. Some slight darkening of paper and slight wear on the 'Conditions of Sale' section on the back page... together with... single sheet catalogue, 1p, 4to, of sale of Carriages, Harness etc. on October 13th. 1908. £25.00

  115. Forest of Dean Mines and Quarries AN ACT for regulating the opening and working of Mines and Quarries in the Forest of Dean and Hundred of Saint Briavels in the County of Gloucester. Pages numbered 325-360, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1838. £24.00

  116. 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

  117. Maismore AN ACT for altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act..... for building a Bridge at Maismore.... 3pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1813. £12.00

  118. Rowe (G) THE PROMENADE, CHELTENHAM. Tinted lithograph, engraved view area approx. 6" x 10", plus margins, neatly mounted in a double mount, bottom right hand corner of margin spotty, neat repair to short tear in plate. Drawn, Printed & Published by Geo. Rowe, Exeter House, Cheltenham. (1840) £46.00

  119. Tewkesbury LEASE FOR A YEAR of a messuage in High Street, Elizabeth Callow and others to Harriet Scott. Vellum, size 19" x 24", 3 wax seals. 1833. £15.00

  120. Westley's REDUCED ORDNANCE MAP of the Environs of Cheltenham. Showing all Railways, Stations, Roads &c. from the Ordnance Survey. Size 19" x 24", scale 2 miles to 1 inch, folding into printed paper wraps. c1880. £18.00
    Shows railways open and authorized.



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  121. Basing and Monk Sherborne COUNTERPART LEASE of beds of brick earth clay and sand on and under 32 acres of land in Basing and Monk Sherborne... with brick kiln and cottage, with licence to make bricks, tiles or other special goods... and on the adjoining brickyard known as 'Daneshill, and liberty to construct... an embankment and Railway.... William Baron Bolton to W.R Hoare. 6p., folio, manuscript, with folding manuscript plan in ink on waxed cotton affixed, size 13" x 13". Some slight browning on map. 1908. £22.00

  122. Basing LAND IN THE OCCUPATION OF MR. W. ELLIOT in the Parish of Basing Called Razors Farm. 1865. Plan in ink on tracing paper, 15" x 17", 10 Chain Scale. Down right hand side is Schedule giving number on plan for 36 plots etc., with State and Quantity. Inset top left is small plan of a plot at Sherfield. With some later notes on schedule such as 'all taken by Railway 21.3.70'. There is a cotton backing sheet of the same size, to which the paper is not pasted. 1865. £34.00

  123. Basingstoke, Bolton Estate TWO TENANCY AGREEMENTS for Kilns. For William Lord Bolton, and Henry Mundy for Crockfords Kiln and Meadown, 1894, 4pp., folio, printed with manuscript inserts including brief Schedule, loosely inserted coloured sketch plan on waxed cotton size 12" x 8", showing railway, Clay Pit, brick yard buildings, woods, etc., and similar lease for Chineham Kiln, with small sketch plan on a smaller scale, 1889. 2 items. 1894 and 1889. £18.00

  124. Brockenhurst MORTGAGE for securing £40, on two cottages at the Weirs, bounded on all sides by the New Forest, William House of Lymington, Coachman to Joseph Read, Sawyer, and others, Trustees of the Court Yelverton Lodge of the Ancient Order of Foresters. Large vellum sheets, wax seal. Further charges of 1869 and 1874 on verso. 1866. £16.00

  125. Kingsclere TRACING SHOWING OUTLINE PORTIONS OF LORD BOLTON'S PROPERTY from the Kingsclere Inclosure Map. Manuscript plan in ink and some light colour on waxed cotton, size 36" x 29", folded. Colours show land proposed to be sold and to be retained, buildings in red, river. Some roads etc, have been added in red ink, and there are notes in red ink on the many various plots, (e.g. 'Lord Bolton & Earl of Carnarvon 3rd Allot. 7.2.0', 'Lord Bolton 10 Manorial Allotments'). Some slight discoloration in places... together with... TRACING FROM THE INCLOSURE MAP showing Frobury Farm and Keenes farm and plot to be exchanged, etc. Smaller plan on waxed cotton... together with... SCHEDULE OF LANDS awarded to Lord Bolton and Edward Michell Esq. by the Commissioner under the Kingsclere Inclosure Act. 3p., folio, manuscript, folded. 3 items. n.d. c1880? £40.00
    Covers area from Skittles Hill Coppice to Ashford Hill.


  126. Mottisfont, Winchester ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 299. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 20". Red stamp 'Intermediate' in margin, two points arrowed in light pencil and numbered 1 and 2 - possibly some proposed corrections. Railways inserted to 1903. £22.00

  127. Nether Wallop AGREEMENT FOR TENANCY of Manor Farm, Lord Bolton to Henry Flux. 3pp., folio, printed, with information added in manuscript, plus 2 pages of schedule completed in manuscript giving names of approx. 100 plots etc., with quantity, area, tithes etc. Split down spine. 1903. £12.00
    Printed for the Hackwood Estate Office.


  128. Portsea AN ACT for building a new Chapel upon Portsmouth Common, in the Parish of Portsea... 37pp., plus cover leaf, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1787. £22.00
    John Monday and John Shean, Builders, had purchased the land on the South side of Prince George' Street, and wished to build the chapel there, at their own expense. The first minister of the Chapel was to be William Howell.


  129. Sherfield on Lodden TENANCY AGREEMENT for Great Four Lanes Farm, Lord Bolton to Jessie Bowman. 3p., large folio, with details in manuscript, coloured sketch map sewn in, on waxed cotton, blue border to map, size 9" x 12", scale 25" to 1 mile... together with... similar agreement for Wildmoor Farm, with manuscript schedule (slightly browned) of 24 fields etc, but no plan, and another similar for Sherfield and Bakers Farm, with manuscript schedule for approx. 50 fields etc., no plan. 3 items. 1906. £26.00

  130. Sherfield on Loddon AGREEMENT FOR TENANCY of Sherfield Hill Farm, Lord Bolton to Jesse Bowman. Printed lease, 3pp., folio, with manuscript information added. Coloured sketch plan of the farm on waxed cotton loosely inserted. Signed by Bolton, and by Bowman with his mark. 1902. £15.00

  131. Southampton PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Prominently Situated and Valuable Shop Premises known as 'Foy's Corner', 195-203 Shirley Road.... which Messrs. Nicholas are to offer by public auction.... 10th March, 1954. 7pp., sm. folio, actual photo on front wrap, key plan. 1954. £9.00


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  132. Dorstone EDWARD ALLEN DR. TO THE TRUSTEES OF DORSTON CHARITY 1762-1768. 3p., 4to, listing receipt of rents for properties in Presteigne, the total being £35.1s.9d, signed by J. Cotterell, Treasurer, as received from Edward Allen for the Trust, 22nd Oct. 1768. On the last page are a note of costs which appear to be charges by a solicitor for notices of ejectment, journeys, etc. 1768. £18.00

  133. Much Dewchurch, Hereford PARTICULARS & VALUATION of Pool Cottage.... belonging to Samuel Lockey Esq. Manuscript, 1p, sm. folio, with brief schedule. Signed by Valuer. Hereford May 1875. £8.00
    Describes the property, and gives a value of £1,890.


  134. 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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  135. 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

  136. 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

  137. Little Ravely ACKNOWLEDGEMENT of the receipt of £83 owed to Eleanor Fletcher of Ramsey, nee Raby, under the will of Thomas Pooley of Little Raveley. 1p., folio, blank conjoint leaf, 20 lines. Signed with their marks by Eleanor and Thomas Fletcher, witnessed. 1798. £18.00


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  138. Bexley Will AN ACT for vesting a Rent Charge in Fee Simple, in Trustees, for the Benefit of certain poor Familys, described in the Will of John Styleman, deceased, in Lieu of a Moiety of certain Lands and Hereditaments.... and for vesting the said Moiety in Fee Simple in John Boyd and his Heirs. 11pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Browned with damp down right margins. 1761. £16.00

  139. 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

  140. Chevening and Otford AN ACT to authorize the Sale of an Estate called Morrant's Court otherwise Madam's Court... late the property of John Fry... 22pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. Includes 3p. Schedule of properties in the Manor of Morrant's Court, naming Occupiers. 1847. £12.00

  141. Dickinson, Maidstone, Printer THE 'UNIVERSAL' HOP PICKER'S ACCOUNT BOOK Two-page card record, not used. Opens to show columns for Binman on left and picker on right, with date, measurings, tally etc. On verso are Rules and Regulations. 1930's? £8.00
    'Signal to be given by blowing a horn when the picking is to commence... all camp-fires to be extinguished by 10 p.m.'


  142. Goodnestone, Barfreston ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Composite map, scale 6" to 1 mile, size 36" x 18". Indelible stamp of Margate Corporation, signed by the Engineer. Wells shaded in red, with figures in red ink to show 'depth of wells from surface', and in black to show 'depth of water in wells', manuscript additions dated 1927. Third Edition 1908. £14.00

  143. Wateringbury, East Peckham, Hamptons ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLI. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 35" x 23" plus margins. First edition 1871, O.S. embossed stamp 1898. £30.00


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  144. Birkenhead Dock Company AN ACT to enable the Birkenhead Dock Company to sell or lease their Land. Pages numbered 89-91, small folio, outer margins of last leaf water stained, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1848. £10.00

  145. Broatcliffe FEOFFMENT of land in Broatcliffe called the Great Bank, etc., with Common of pasture and Turbary, John Tattersall of Corkden in Burnley to Henry Halstead of Flackgate. Vellum, 18" x 26", small wax seal on tag. Signed by Tattersall. Memorandum on verso, and receipt for payment of £94, both signed by 4 witnesses. 1705. £38.00

  146. Liverpool WHOLESALE PRICE LIST Simpson, Roberts & Co., Stanley Street, Liverpool and at Halifax, Canada. 8pp., 4to, pink paper. Lists lobster, pineapples, suet, salmon, tomatoes, sardines etc. with prices for different types. Horizontal fold, small triangle-shaped piece torn from right margins. December 1896. £14.00

  147. Rochdale DEED OF PURCHASE of dwelling house, stable, garden in Yorkshire Street in Rochdale, in the occupation of John Scholfield and others, and a close of land formerly called Middlemort Roads near the market town of Rochdale, John Leech to Richard Hampson. On paper, size 19" x 22". 1723. Later copy. Paper watermarked 1794. £20.00

  148. Salford ASSIGNMENT by way of Mortgage of a plot of land, bordered on one side by the River Irwell, and a cotton mill with the steam engines, machinery etc., George Ashworth of Ashton under Lyne, Spinner and Manufacturer to Edwin and Thomas Mellor, spinners and manufacturers. 2 vellum sheets, size 23" x 29", wax seal. 1856. £14.00

  149. Stockport LETTER from Joseph Christy at Stockport to his niece Mary Christy, dated 1.1mo.1835. Approx. 150 lines on 3p., folio, address panel on verso of second leaf, with address of Mary Christy at Patching Hall. Remains of wax seal. Written in a very small, but easily legible hand. 1835. £30.00
    Speaks of political matters, saying he hopes friends will not vote for the Tory candidates. 'The North is busily engaged about the elections already and public feeling is very powerful on the popular side'. In Manchester 'the dissenters are making great efforts' to campaign against tithes. He refers to the massacre by soldiers in Ireland of protestors against Tithes. Says the Tory candidate is against all reform, and is spending a great deal on handbills and election expenses. Notes the 'great chimneys which are just come into fashion in this part of the Country... I can give the pars. of a Chimney at Runcorn which has been finished only 2 or 3 months - 30ft square at the base - 272 ft perpendicular height and contains 2,000 Tons of Bricks... the owners carry on some Chemical works wh. emit a sad odour'. Mentions a firm of friends at Liverpool who have received the first cargo of Tea direct from Canton, a new piece of mechanism he was shown, 'a bed-chamber gasometer' costing 40s, and the candidate Joseph Pease whose election address he finds 'by far the most talented of any'.



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  150. Grooby Lodge QUAKER MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE of the marriage at the meeting house in Leicester of Joseph Smith of Stebbing in Essex, Farmer, son of Thomas Smith of Great Bardfield, Essex, and Susanna his wife, and Sarah Burgess, daughter of Joseph Burgess of Grooby Lodge, Farmer, and Sarah his wife. 1792. Vellum, size 21" 15", printed, with details in manuscript. Witnessed by 62 people. 1792. £80.00
    Names of witnesses include Preistman, Wheatley, Shipley, Babington, Marriage, Barnard, Howitt.


  151. Teesdale & Co. Publisher MAP OF LEICESTERSHIRE Engraved fully hand-coloured map, size 13" x 16". 1832. £35.00
    Shaded in wards.



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  152. Bradwell, Blundeston, Toft Monks PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of valuable arable land and marshes containing 32 Acres... Which will be Sold by Auction... 8th Sept. 1875. 3pp. 4to, plus 4pp. conditions of sale. 1875. £14.00
    Includes portions of the Third Mallow Marsh.


  153. Foston AN ABSTRACT of John Cragg's Title to Copyhold Lands in Foston. Manor of Long Bennington and Foston with the Members. 1p., small folio, manuscript, detailing surrenders and admissions from 1715-1769. Folds... together with... Memorandum recording surrender of one half oxgang of land by John Cragg of Foston, tenant of the Manor, 1777, signed by Cragg and witnessed by Steward. 1p., small folio. 1777. £15.00

  154. Winterton ABSTRACT OF TITLE of the late Henry Liversidge to property at Winterton formerly belonging to Mr. George Maxted. 18p., folio, held at corner with tape. 1879. £28.00
    Details title from 1815 - 1878.



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  155. Cornhill BILL of Thomas Cox Savory, Manufacturer of Silver Plate... Maker of the best description of Watches, Goldsmith & Jeweller. 29th May 1835. Bill size 7" x 8", folds, fine engraved heading in very decorative varied type faces, left of heading is an engraving of the shop at 47 Cornhill, and on the right a view of 'Savory's Manufactory'. A cartouche lists names of previous proprietors going back to 1751. Made out for 6 items (types of spoon)... together with... BILL of Banks Farrand, Late Savory, Farrand & Co. Working Goldsmith, Jeweller & Cutler, Cheapside. Motto Rings on the shortest notice. Size 6" x 8", made out for spoons etc. 1830. Possibly a small piece has been torn from the bottom of this bill. 2 items. 29th May 1835 and 18 of 5 Mo. 1830. £26.00

  156. 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. £25.00
    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, vessel, 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...'.


  157. Gracechurch Street BILL of Nathaniel Pryor (Late of Leeds), Silversmith & Cutler. Agent for the Sale of the Patent Smoke Dispersers for curing Smoky Chimnies. Size 6" x 8", folds, printed heading with illustration of the Smoke Dispenser. Made out for two silver items. 26th of 5th Mo. 1814. £18.00
    Presumably a Quaker firm.


  158. Gray (Sir James) LETTER dated London 20th May 1714, signed Wm. Grahame, addressed on verso to Sir James Gray, (place illegible). 1p., 4to, 17 lines, blank conjoint leaf with address on verso. Tipped down right hand edge to a piece of blue paper. Says Gray can have the ledger 'when I am clear of the 100 guinee note which Mr Murray endors't...' but offers to answer any queries in the meantime. 'I desyre but justice in this affair... give your self that trouble in tyme or blame not me for the consequence of your neglect...' 1714. £28.00
    Sir James Gray, 1st Baronet, had been a merchant, and footman to James II.


  159. Greenwich Hospital AN ACT to provide for the better Management of the Affairs of Greenwich Hospital Pages numbered 229-248, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Strahan, 1829. £12.00

  160. 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

  161. Leytonstone DIARY of Revd. D. Beard, of Leytonstone, October 1927 - October 1931. Upwards of 300 full pages, written in an ordinary notebook, 4to, boards, cloth spine. The handwriting at the beginning is neat but towards the end is untidy and not very easy to read. Loosely inserted are some small printed items, programme of concert at Leytonstone (naming him as Vicar), some newspaper cuttings about religious matters. The journal begins in Leytonstone, and then moves to Essex, ending with his return to Leytonstone and marriage in 1929. He describes visits to various London churches, with extensive remarks on the architecture, furnishings etc., including St. Mary Woolnoth, St. Edmund, Lombard St., St. Margaret's, Westminster, St. John's, Westminster. He records changes in Leytonstone (shop fronts etc.), his impressions of different parishes (for example 'Plaistow... the original village just above the slum stage - dingy and dirty'), his church services: 'At 6.30 we were crowded, many having come in anticipation of the broadcasting...', and is very interested in stations and locomotives, and changes and improvements to the railways, giving detailed reports of trains he has seen ('noted at Liv. St. a 2-6-0 Mogul, date 1916, Doncaster Works...') and describing livery, lighting, fittings etc. There is much on the prayer book controversy, and he seems to be scathing of the conservative Anglo-Catholic faction 'Went up to St. Peter's Eaton Square. They want an Assis. Priest, but they have the 7 lamps so I presume A.C.' In the section where he is in Essex there are detailed descriptions of Essex churches including Flexted (7 pages), Duxford, High Riding, Wicken Boshunt, Helions Bumpstead, and there is much on the village of Harlow. He also record his feelings at the general elections 'June 5th 1929. The unbelievable has happened! .... Labour triumphantly advanced...', and there is an interesting account of the 1931 election, reasons for Labour's defeat etc. 1927-31. £120.00

  162. London Bridge AN ACT for the rebuilding of London Bridge, and for improving and making suitable Approaches thereto. Pages numbered 477-550, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1823. £15.00

  163. Maree family LETTER dated 77 Upper Berkeley Street, July 11th (no year given). 1p., 4to, single sheet tipped on left hand side onto blue paper. Asks recipient to apply to Mrs Maree, 1 Cumberland Place, for £33, due to a Mrs Mee for some work she has done for the Marees. 'Mrs Maree is one of those ladys who thnk a polite note quite sufficient... but her husband keeps a carriage and they live in a style equal to 3 or 4 thou. a yr.' no date. c1830. £18.00

  164. Paddington BILL of Hy. J. Rickard, Job & Post Master, Close & Open Carriages To Let. Grey Horses for Weddings, &c. 11, Charles Mews, Conduit St., and 1 James St. West. Oblong 8vo, printed heading with very decorative variety of type-faces. Coat of arms. Made out hire of a Brougham and Coachman. Traces of folds. 1867. £9.00

  165. Pall Mall LETTERS PATENT of George III granting a demise of parcels of ground part of a field called Pall Mall Field otherwise St. James field to 'our beloved subject John Plumptre... in consideration of a fine of two hundred and fifty pounds paid... into the Receipt of our Exchequer at Westminster...' Vellum, size 27" x 33", large portrait of George III, decorative engraved border on three sides with deer, garlands, putti, etc. Remains of dark green wax seal on green thread, just under half the seal missing, seal cracked in two places. Signed at the bottom by the Deputy Auditor, and signed by the Surveyor General 'a docquet of these Letters Patent was entered in my Office...' Enrolled the thirty first day of October 1772. £130.00
    The land was in the 'New Parish of St. James... in or near a certain street called Jermyn Street'. On the south side of the ground were two messuages abutting onto Jermyn Street, and there were two messuages on the other plot. Details adjoining owners, measurements etc., and mentions a passage four feet wide leading into Piccadilly. Mentions the Letters Patent previously granted by 'our late dear great grandfather George I', and George II. Plumptre was to keep the bolts, doors, chimneys, fireplaces, shutters etc. in good repair.


  166. Police AN ACT for improving the Police in and near the Metropolis. 18pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1829. £12.00

  167. Shoreditch LEASE of the Cooper's Arms Inn in Crown Street in the parish of Saint Leonard Shoreditch, Henry Thomas of Little Moorfields to Edwin Livermore, Victualler, of the Cooper's Arms. Vellum, size 23" x 28", 3 wax seals. 1839. £12.00

    PETER DOLLOND, OPTICIAN

  168. St. Martin in the Fields OBLIGATION BOND binding John Bridge of Johnsons Court in St. Martin in the Fields, Coffeeman, to Peter Dollond of the Strand, Optician, in the sum of £200. In manuscript, 1p, sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf, small papered seal. Folds. Tears in part of blank conjoint leaf, just under docket title, with some loss of paper. 1765. £34.00

  169. Strand BILL of Edward Corn, 385 Strand, Boot Maker To Their Royal Highnesses the Dukes of Sussex and Cambridge. Size 7" x 8", fine large engraved heading taking up most of the paper, showing royal coats of arms with lion, unicorn, flags etc. Made out for 2 pairs of top boots and 2 pairs of dress shoes. Small receipt attached, signed by corn. 1823. £20.00

  170. The People's Palace LETTER signed Edm. Hay-Currie to The Hon. J. Nilson?, thanking him for 'the grand words I listened to in the Abbey this morning. I do believe that the Peoples Palace will produce a change in East London & I need hardly add how much indebted I am to you for the encouragement to go on'. 2p, sm 8vo, blank conjoint leaf, embossed heading '1 Hyde Park Terrace' crossed through and '10 Holles Street' added. Some foxing. Feb. 20 1886. £18.00
    Sir Edmund Hay-Currie was a business-man and philanthropist who supported many charitable undertakings in the East End, and was one of the principal fund-raisers for the The People's Palace project in the 1880's.


  171. Whitechapel WILL of Richard Browne, Citizen and Clothworker of London. Probate copy on vellum, size 22" x 26", first line in very large script. There are small slits in the vellum at the bottom where a seal of some sort should be, but this is missing. 1752. £24.00
    Says he has made his wife joint purchaser of all his messuages and lands except for a messuage and 61 acres of fen and marsh land in Market Deeping, Lincoln. Leaves his share in two messuages lately purchased in the parish of 'St. Mary Meatfellon' alias Whitechapel to his friend Henry Marshall.


  172. Willesden LEASE of land messuage and premises at Kensal Rise, known as 15 Liddell Gardens, The Warden and College of The Souls of All Faithful People Deceased of Oxford to Ernest Morgan, builder. Vellum, 3p., large folio, folded, printed, with details in manuscript. Signed with two small wax seals, and the large papered seal, 3" diameter, of All Souls. Some red registry stamps. 1912. £16.00

  173. Wyld's NEW PLAN OF LONDON 1869. Plan size 21" x 37", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into boards size 6" x 4", paper on boards with title and globe rubbed at edges, paper darkened, square of paper torn from front board size 2" x 1". Parks, river and cemeteries hand coloured. Explanation in left border with symbols for omnibus routes, cab stands, etc. Scale bar bottom right. Decorative border, with vignette views of noteable buildings etc., in border. Published by James Wyld, 457 West Strand. 1869. £200.00
    All the streets are named.



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  174. Clytha Estate, Llanarth MORTGAGE of a reversionary life interest in the Clytha Estate... Major Joseph Herbert to Messrs. Cox and Co., Bankers. 8 pages, large folio, sewn with green ribbon at left edge. 3 pages of Schedule listing properties of the estate, listing Tenant, and Description. 1906. £24.00
    Properties include a Mansion House with Gardens and Lodge, Ty Gwyn, numerous farms including Illa, Red House, Court, Llandfoist, Fynoni, Whitehouse; Llangattock House, The Swan Inn, four rooms in Clytha Castle, Angling in the River Usk, fishing and sporting on Lower Llandfoist Farm, and Llangattock.


  175. 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. £65.00


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  176. Morley St. Bottolph BOND of John Holmes of Tivetshall and William Hart of Hardingham, farmer, to John Bosell of Norwich. Relates to purchase of Barn and five acres of land at Morley near the Church Lane and Morley Green, and a piece of ground at Deopham. 3p in ms, signed with 2 small wax seals. 1798. £20.00

  177. Old Buckenham AN ACT for Dividing and Inclosing the Commons, Fens, and Waste Lands within the Parish of Old Buckenham... 22pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. Separately paginated, docket title. 1790. £27.00

  178. Wymondham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of A Valuable Small Estate, at and Near Silfield Division, In Wymondham, Comprising Farm, Barn, Stable.... Garden and Orchards and 38 Acres of Highly Productive Arable and Pasture Land.... which Mr S. Cann will offer for auction Friday, the 25th Day of July, 1873. 4to, 7pp., folding coloured plan. 1873. £24.00

  179. 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.



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  180. North Shields MANUSCRIPT recording provisioning of ships sailing from North Shields, draft letters. etc., 1810-12. 4to notebook, marbled boards, calf spine, boards very rubbed, calf ragged on spine. Some pages have been cut out. There is a mixture of entries, and no real consistency, with draft very formulaic letters expressing his devotion to a 'Miss Jane Humphries' and asking for a 'personal interview', mixed up with odd sections of accounts, and records of ships, e.g. 'South Shields April 23rd 1812 received of Joseph Tully ship Harmony the sum of two pounds eleven shillings for assisting getting the said ship off the Strand at Shrewton(?) and coming round to Shields & witness my hand George Anderson', 'Feb. 1812. North Shields received on board from Mrs. Ha. 72 dozen of plates, 2 goblet glasses, 3 basons, 2 stone of oakum, 1 do. of pitch. David Colley mate'. There are also disbursements to seamen, a cook, carpenter, lighterman 'clearing at Newcastle', 'The Ship Truro... owners Mr. White & Co., Voyage to London... To assistance into Pool, To use of anchor boat Gravesend reach...' The ships seem to have been on the route Newcastle-London. There are also draft letters asking someone to help his brother in law Chief Carpenter on the 'Bustard', and to his cousin Elizabeth about her brother a captive in France. Book written from both ends. 78 pages. About 12 pages have been torn out. 1810-12. £75.00

  181. Warden PLAN OF STAWARD ESTATE in the Parish of Warden and County of Northumberland belonging to William Bacon Foster Esqr. Manuscript map in ink on vellum, size 28" x 25", scale 1" = 5 chains. Large title top right in decorative 'Gothic' lettering, large compass rose, Contents table down right-hand side with names of 45 fields etc., numbered and referring to numbers on map, with acreage. Shows the Allen river at the left, with the lands to the east of it. Woodland along the river shown with many small trees, shows roads, hedges, buildings, public quarry, Lots of Common with to whom awarded, lands and boundaries belonging to Greenwich Hospital. no date. c1800. £160.00


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  182. Banbury, Chipping Norton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLV.N.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. Cancelled 'Record Map' stamp in margin. Printed 1882. £22.00

  183. Bicester AUCTION POSTER advertising the sale on February 4th, 1876 of a substantially built residence on the Market Hill, lately occupied by George Woodward, Surgeon, an orchard, and two closes of pasture land. Size approx. 29" x 19", a few foxing spots at right edge. 1876. £20.00

  184. Forest of Whichwood AN ACT for disafforesting the Forest of Whichwood. Pages numbered 369-380, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre, and William Spottiswoode, 1853. £12.00

  185. Oxford AN ACT for amending certain of the Mile-ways leading to Oxford... for rebuilding or repairing Magdalen Bridge... 66pp., sm. folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. Paper of some leaves slightly darkened. 1771. £16.00

  186. Piddington Cow Leys, near Bicester 50 WELSH SHEEP, 18 HEAD OF CATTLE, 3 Horses, Pigs, Wagon, Carts, Wicker Pony Gig..... Dairy and Brewing Utensils.... Miscellaneous effects of Jesse Jones, To be Sold by Auction by Messrs Jonas Paxton & Geo. Castle, On the Premises On Monday, March 9th, 1874.... Poster, size 26" x 20", couple of short tears, and a two 2" splits where once folded. E. Smith & Co., Printers, Bicester, 1874. £16.00
    Includes an extensive list of the items in the sale.


  187. Woolvercot AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Woolvercot... and for commuting the Tithes... 32pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1831. £12.00


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  188. Bridgnorth FREEHOLD PROPERTY TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION at the Crown Hotel in Bridgnorth... 3rd Day of February, 1862... 1p., folio, plus page with docket title, fine double-page lithographed plan, hand-coloured, scale 88 ft. to an inch, showing details of garden etc. 1862. £28.00
    Property comprised a Family Mansion, Flower and Kitchen Garden, Shrubberies etc., two pieces of meadow, tenement suitable for the Residence of a small and genteel Family, Three Cottages. The large residence was occupied by Robert Harrison.


  189. Ludlow LEASE FOR A YEAR a messuage called Lower Sheet, a messuage called Nortons Farm, two water mills, one a leather mill, the other a paper mill, called Chapmans Mill or Sheet Mill, a piece of meadow without Coleford Gate, Mill Meadow and various other closes of land, a close next to the pathway leading from the Mill towards the Weeping Cross, two other tenements in Ludlow town, etc., Somerset Jones to Robert New. Vellum, size 25" x 29", good wax seal with bold signature of Somerset, engraved heading with coat of arms top left. 1736. £24.00

    LEASE OF THE FEATHERS INN, LUDLOW

  190. Ludlow LEASE FOR A YEAR of a house at Sheet and two houses late in the possession of Mary Morgan known by the sign of the Feathers, and the house adjoining known by the Griffin extending from Old Street 'over against the Inn called the Bull on the West part and the town wall on the East Part', and a close of thirty acres known as Lordshold in Sheet, Somersett Jones of Sheet to Charles Baldwyn. Vellum, size 23" x 26", two good wax seals with busts. Some slight browning at central fold. 1728. £45.00
    The Feathers was built by a local attorney called Rees Jones.


  191. Oswestry area ACCOUNT BOOK for a farm and household in the Oswestry area, January 1786 - April 1818. Manuscript on 250 pages in book size approx. 8" x 7", full calf boards, rubbed and faded at edges, calf worn at hinges. Pasted inside front board is a fine engraved trade advertisement, trade card size, for 'Saml. Jackson, Manchester, Flour Machines in the best Construction... Also Wirework...' with illustration of a machine. Written on this is 'Had this from John Hughes, Weston Miller. Aug. 7th 1788.' Book lettered in large capitals 'Paid. 1786', and on the other board 'Received. 1786'. Notes date, item, sum. The 'receipts' include money for lambs, cows, barley, corn, potatoes, pease etc. sold e.g. 'Recd. for 17 thrave of straw from Sr. W.W. Wynn by Ed. Williams', 'recd. for a cow's hide', 'recd. for a littell horse at Llunvalling', rents received e.g. from the 'Rhydonnen Estate'. The payments (this section is much longer, 182p. as opposed to 72p for receipts) include money for labour in fields and garden, 'pd. Richd. Evans for plowing Llynkliss', thatching, catching moles, killing a sow, etc., for stock 'pd. for seven store pigs at Llanymynech Fair', for tools, seed, equipment 'two pounds of Raddle', 'a dozen of Beesoms', for spinning hemp, knitting, and weaving 'cheese filletting', for clothes, for 'Shrewsbury newspapers', journeys to various fairs, clothing ('2 shirts of mourning'), coals, candles, etc. Penylan Farm is referred to several times, with payments for tithe and rent. 1786-1818. £250.00


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  192. 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.


  193. Bath PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Business Premises.... 24 Union St., 2 Union Passage.... for Sale by Auction 4th September 1917. 3pp., folio, folded. 1917. £8.00

  194. Bath WARRANT OF ATTORNEY to Confess a Judgement, to William Dyms and Richard Messiter, Attorneys, to appear for John Cattermoule of Bath, Yeoman, in an action of Debt on Bond for the sum of £198, at the suit of Martin Moger. 1p., sm. folio, printed with manuscript inserts. Fine wax seal with bust. Folds, blank conjoint leaf with docket title on verso. 1793. £25.00

  195. Bishops Hull OBLIGATION BOND of William Ludlow of Bishops Hull Gentleman to William Walters of Tiverton and John Chave of Bristol for four hundred pounds. 1p., sm. folio, printed with ms inserts. Signed Ludlow with a wax seal. Blank conjoint leaf. Folded. 1818. £17.00

  196. Bonnor (T), drawn and engraved by BARROW COURT. Copper-plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 7" x 10", plus margins. 1791. £20.00
    From Collinson's History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset.


  197. Bonnor (T), drawn and engraved by LONG ASHTON CHURCH. Copper-plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8", plus margins. 1791. £14.00
    From Collinson's History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset.


  198. Bonnor (T), engraved by MONTACUTE. The Seat of Edward Phelips. Copper-plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 7" x 10", plus margins. 1787. £20.00
    From Collinson's History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset.


  199. Bridgwater Bay ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XX. Engraved map, scale 1" to 1 mile. Covers Porlock, North Petherton, Weston-super-Mare, part of South Wales coast. Size approx. 24" x 35", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to grey 8vo paper wraps. A few small brown spots on front wrap, and one small foxing spot top right near Woodspring. A few light brownish marks on linen on verso. Whatman Turkey Mill watermark 1853. £60.00
    Corresponds to Margary State 8, showing the Bristol and Exeter Railway.


  200. Bridgwater VALUABLE LICENSED AND BUSINESS PROPERTIES Dwelling Houses and Premises... which Mr. Tamlyn will sell by Auction... 27th March, 1905. Printed handbill, size 15" x 9", pasted along top margin to typed conditions of sale, folded. 1905. £22.00
    The properties, in 8 Lots, were in Polden Street and St. John Street, and included 'The Caledonia Inn', 'The Golden Lion', Butcher's and Slaughterhouse etc.


  201. Charlinch FINE relating to two messuages and land at Edington Burtle in Charlinch, between William Perkins and John Pearce. Vellum, size 9" x 16", printed with manuscript inserts. 1821. £12.00

  202. Chew Magna EPITOME of the Settlement executed on the marriage of William Watson Esq. with Miss Bridget Bowles Abraham. 12p., folio, neatly written throughout, tied at top left corner with tape. 1842. £15.00
    Refers to a messuage in Chew Magna. There are no Schedules present with the document.


  203. Chew Magna TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION By S. Oliver, at the Pelican Inn, Chew-Magna... 11th day of August 1814... the Following Freehold Lands, in the Parish of Chew-Magna... Also, To be Sold by Private Contract, The Great Tythes of the Several Valuable Farms & Lands, within the Hamlet of Norton Hawkfield... Handbill, size 13" x 8", printed in a variety of type-faces, traces of folds, prices neatly added in ink. A few light brownish marks in one section (off-setting of letters where once folded. Brown, Printer, Bristol Mirror Office. 1814. £40.00

  204. Churchill, Bishoprick Estate CONVEYANCE of interest in fee simple of and in a Messuage or Dwellinghouse and hereditaments situate in Churchill, The Ecclesiastical Commissioners for England to Revd. F. Arnold and others. Large vellum sheet, inset sketch plan of land, good papered seal of Commissioners, brief Schedule. 1874. £18.00

  205. Cotterell (H.F) MAP OF THE ENVIRONS OF THE CITY OF BATH. Drawn to illustrate Dr. Tunstall's 'Rambles about Bath'. Size 17" x 18", scale two inches to a mile, dissected and linen backed, folding to 6" x 3". Border all round. Holloway, Lith. Milsom St., c1870. £25.00

  206. Glastonbury DEED TO LEAD THE USE OF A FINE relating to fifty acres formerly enclosed out of the Moores or Woody Ground called South Moor and Alder Moore, part of the Manor of Glastonbury, and a tenement and land in Mere and right of common on Godney Moor, Heath Moor, etc., Thomas Maynard and Hannah his wife, of Halton and Richard Godwyn of Street. Vellum, size 14" x 21". Some light browning of vellum in places. 1732. £22.00

  207. Glastonbury THE SOUTH PROSPECT OF THE RUINS OF GLASTONBURY ABBY copper engraving. Size 7" x 15", book page number P.252 bottom right. Trace of fold at centre, and slight trace of two other vertical folds. c1750. £12.00

  208. Higher Halsway, Kingswood ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XLVIII.11 Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Edges bound in green tape. Roads, buildings and water features hand coloured. A few light smudge marks. Zincographed and Published 1888. £18.00
    Covers Kingswood, Stogumber Station, Upcott Farm, Halsway House.


  209. 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

  210. Ilminster BOND for £652, John Slee, Sergemaker, to Bridget Slee. Printed on sm. folio sheet, blank adjoining leaf, details in MS., small wax seal. 1766. £22.00

  211. Ilminster POSTER advertising sale by auction at The Swan Inn of houses in Court Barton and Silver Street. Describes 4 Lots, with occupiers. Size 20" x 14", folds. 1877. £18.00

  212. J.S. & Co TWENTY FOUR VIEWS OF SHEPTON MALLETT & Neighbourhood. Being 24 steel engraved vignette views, oblong 8vo, original dark blue cloth with blindstamp decoration, gilt title, cloth on boards slightly rubbed at edges, and at top and bottom of spine. c186- £55.00
    Most views are signed 'J.S. & Co' in the plate, a couple signed 'Kershaw & Son, London.' The views comprise:- Shepton Mallett 6; Wells. 4; Cheddar 2; Glastonbury 7; Frome 4; Warminster 1.


  213. King's Sedgmoor AN ACT for draining and dividing a certain Moor or Tract of Waste Land called King's Sedgmoor in the County of Somerset. 23pp, separately paginated, disbound, Act of Parliament. On verso of last leaf is docket title. 1791. £35.00

  214. 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

  215. Kip (J) THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF BATH Fine copper engraving showing the Abbey from the west side, many groups of figures strolling around, children playing ball, etc. Size 18" x 22", (including title below view) plus margins. The abbey takes up most of the frame. c1720. £125.00
    From 'Theatre de la Grande Bretagne'.


  216. Mere ASSIGNMENT of John Porth's mortgage of £250 on a dwelling house in Mere, Robert Ivyleafe of Blackford, to Edward Dowell. Vellum, size 19" x 27", two good armorial wax seals on tags. 1710. £25.00

  217. Mere CONVEYANCE of messuage at Mere with closes of land known as Brableay, and Westmead, William Tutton and Anne Prowse of Axbridge to Robert Browning of Wedmore. Two vellum sheets size 26" x 28, two good wax seals with animals, some rubbing of vellum at folds... together with... DECLARATION OF USES OF A FINE relating to the same property, Robert Browning to John Barrow. Vellum, size 17" x 25", two wax seals... CONVEYANCE IN FEE of the same property, Robert and Ann Browning to Benjamin Randolph. Vellum, size 27" x 26", two wax seals. 3 items. 1715, 1716 and 1741. £36.00
    With details of occupiers of adjoining lands.


  218. Mere (Lordship of) LEASE FOR A YEAR of one acre of meadow at Stilvey and the Manor or Lordship of Mere, with... Wastes, Ways, Ground, Commons... Ponds, Pools... Rights, Customs.... Thomas Moore of Bristol and his wife and William Horrel of Westbury on Trim to William Fry of Bristol, Grocer. Vellum, size 17" x 22", three wax seals. 1760. £22.00

  219. Mere (Manor of) MR GAPE'S DEED TO MR CHYLES of my Estate in Mere. Release by Thomas Gape, for £300, to Nathaniel Chiles, of a dwelling house, gardens, stables etc. and 40 acres of land in the tenure of Christian King, widow, and another messuage in Mere in the Tenure of Mrs Roode, widow, with a closes of meadow in Westhay, Tealeham, Godney Moors, common of pasture, turbary, fishings, etc., part of the Manor of Mere, which was conveyed by Lord Marquis of Hertford unto the Earl of Winchelsea, Thomas Gape and others. Vellum, size 22" x 28", calligraphic heading with a decorative letter 'T' which is 6" x 4". Heavy wax seal bound in vellum, on tag. Some slight yellowing of vellum in places... together with... LEASE FOR A YEAR, of the same property, dated one day earlier, Thomas Gape to Nathaniel Chiles. Vellum, size 14" x 23", wax seal on tag. Some slight spotting at one fold. 2 items. 1675. £48.00
    Gape was the surviving trustee of Mary, daughter of William Seymour, Duke of Somerset, who died in 1673.


  220. Minehead Harbour AN ACT for Prolonging the Term for Payment of certain Duties Granted by an Act.... Intituled, An Act for Recovering, Securing, and Keeping in Repair the Harbour of Minehead, for the Benefit and Support of the Navigation and Trade of this Kingdom. Black Letter. Cover leaf and 5pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1712. £18.00

  221. Monmouth rebellion HARLEIAN MS. 6854. Transcript of 'A relation of the taking of Nathl. Wade by Mr. Richard Powel Clerk late Rector of Brendon in the County of Devon who had a warrant to search for all Rebels...' Manuscript in a small neat hand on 8 pages 4to, (on rectos only), headed at the top 'Harleian MS 6854'. Describes how the Rector became suspicious that a poor man called How was sheltering Wade, and relates in great detail how he effected Wade's capture. Wade had apparently been disguised as a poor countryman 'the soles of his shoes three quarter of an inch thick with great nails in them just of the country fashion'. Probably made c1880. £20.00
    Wade's 'confession' which is in the Harleian MSS provided much information about the rebellion.


  222. Moss Flower (T.J) PORTISHEAD SEWERAGE SCHEME Contract No. 1. Outfall details. Engineering drawing in ink and full colour on Whatman paper backed with linen, size 24" x 43". Scale 1" to 1 foot. Delicately coloured in shades of blue and brown, with great detail of each bolt etc. Shows large side elevation with piles, and four other sections and plans. Some creasing of paper at centre. Signed by J. Moss Flower. 18th June 1897. £40.00
    A beautifully executed and coloured engineering drawing.


  223. Norton Fitzwarren ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXX.6. Roads, buildings and water features hand-coloured. Linen-backed. Spotting in bottom left corner, and a few minor spots elsewhere. Small piece torn from left margin. Zincographed 1888. £22.00
    Shows Norton Brewery, Corn Mill, Fishpond, Wey, Wick Farm.


  224. Nynehead COUNTERPART LEASE of Blockhouse Farm, E. Ayshford Sanford to Elizabeth and William Ludlow. Printed, 1p, folio, with manuscript inserts, and inside a manuscript Schedule over 2 pages, giving names of fields, cultivation and acreage. Unsigned. 1861. £14.00

  225. Portbury FINE between Philip John Miles and Myles and Elizabeth Ariol deforciats of five messuages two cottages three barns... seven gardens... thirty six acres of land twenty one acres of pasture... one acre of furze... in the Parish of Portbury... Vellum, size 7" x 17", printed with manuscript inserts. 1820. £14.00

  226. River Avon Navigation from Hanham to Bath AN ACT for enabling the Proprietors of the Navigation of the River Avon, in the Counties of Somerset and Gloucester, from the City of Bath, to or near Hanham Mills, to make and maintain a Horse Towing Path, for the Purpose of towing and hauling with Horses or otherwise, Boats, Lighters, and other Vessels, up and down the said River. 27pp, disbound, separately paginated, cover leaf at end with docket title. Act of Parliament. 1807. £26.00

  227. Rock & Co. VIEWS OF WELLS Twelve vignette views, two to a page. 8vo booklet, cream wraps with embossed 'lace' effect border to title. Wraps grubby, light waterstain in right margin of all leaves. Published by Green, Wells. c1857. £18.00
    Includes 'The Cathedral Eye and Palace Eye', Vicars Close.


  228. Rowe (G), Exeter, Drawn and Published by THE GEORGE INN (The Abbey Prison), Glastonbury. Lithograph, size 7" x 6", plus wide margins. Some minor creasing at two corners. c1835. £18.00
    A busy scene showing organ grinder with monkey, children on cart etc.


  229. 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

  230. Staple Fitzpaine LEASE of a messuage and tenement containing 18 acres, Henry Portman of Brayanstone, Dorset, to Jane Redford of Staple Fitzpaine, widow. Vellum, size 18" x 25", wax seal. Signed Portman. Ink slightly faded. 1770. £16.00

  231. Taunton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No LXX.12. Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Linen-backed. Edition of 1915. £18.00
    Covers area from Cleveland Street to Halcon House, Obridge, Franciscan Convent.


  232. 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.


  233. Walcot PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of an Old-Established Fully-Licensed Inn.... Known as the Britannia Inn.... and Two Messuages Adjoining Known as Nos. 1 & 2 Piccadilly.... for Sale by Auction.... 11th August, 1892. 3pp folio, plus docket title. 1892. £12.00

  234. Wells MUNICIPAL CORPORATION BOUNDARIES. Plan of Town by R.K. Dawson. Coloured in outline. Scale 4" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound, with a leaf of text explaining `not visited by commissioners.' 1837. £22.00

  235. Wells PROBATE of the Will of Betty King of Wells, Spinster. Vellum, size 10" x 11", smaller printed certificate attached, large papered seal of Bishop of Bath and Wells. 1806. £17.00
    Directs that she is to be buried at St. Cuthberts, and her six bearers to be given seven shillings each 'instead of Hat Bands and Gloves'. leaves wearing apparel, books, etc to her neice Frances King, etc.


  236. Withycombe ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLVII.3. Roads, buildings and water features hand-coloured. Linen-backed. Zincographed 1888. £20.00
    Shows quarries at Baker Barn, Whitley Brake, Lime-kilns, etc.


  237. Wookey TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION at The Mitre Inn, in the City of Wells... 6th Day of February, 1809... An Eligible Farm & Lands, Situate in the Parish of Wookey... occupied by Mr. William Hill... in the undermentioned Lots... containing... 106 Acres... Handbill, size 16" x 10", listing 25 Lots, with name of field, orchard, etc., and measurement. Name of purchasers written in untidy hand down left hand margin, and some figures written in right margin. 2" repaired tear from top margin into title, paper generally rather creased, with some light browning. Bryan & Co., Printers, High Street, Bristol. 1809. £38.00
    On the verso is written neatly in ink the sum paid for Lots 1 and 10, with amount for deposit, auctioneers fee etc.



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  238. Ball Green, Smallthorne, Bradley PARTICULARS of Valuable Freehold Property, 31 Dwelling Houses, and Fifty-Seven Plots of Building Land... to be Offered for Sale by Auction... At the Rising Sun Inn, Smallthorne... 1st July, 1909. 3pp., folio, listing 35 Lots, the first 15 being house in South Street, Ball Green, giving occupiers, the other 20 being plots of land. With two very large folding plans, one showing area between Heath Street and Queen Street in Smallthorne, the other building plots south of Union Street. A few very small repairs at edge tears at folds. Docket title. 1909. £28.00

  239. 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

  240. Longdon and Cannock Wood FINAL AGREEMENT between George Boughey and William and Dorothy Davenport relating to messuage, stable, barn, orchard, thirty acres of land and common of pasture for cattle. Vellum, size 7" x 21", some light spotting, folds, some brown stains on verso. 1749. £20.00

  241. Smallthorne PARTICULARS OF SALE AND PLANS of Freehold Property comprising 44 Newly-erected Dwelling Houses & Shops and 18 Plots of Eligible Building Land near the Centre of Smallthorne, and at Bradley, with a Desirable Freehold Farm at Turnhurst, near Tunstall... for Sale by Auction... 31st October, 1899. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title, two very large coloured folding large-scale plans. 1899. £30.00

  242. West Bromwich LETTER addressed to Mr. Beardmore, Market Harborough, signed W. Whateley, Birmingham, 28th Nov. 1804, saying that Beardmore puts a higher value on his estate at West Bromwich than he and Mr Warren the Auctioneer think is warranted.. 2p., 4to, in a neat hand, folded, with address panel on verso on conjoint leaf... together with... Letter dated 3rd December 'I am sorry to inform you that not a single Bidder attended the Sale...'. Advises putting it up again when the 'Trades people in this Town... may have more money...' 1p., 4to, plus two other brief letters about advertisements, payment. 1804-5. £16.00
    'It shd. be recollected that some of these Houses were made out of a Barn'. The 'Estate' is not named.


  243. Woodward (James), Swadlincote, Burton-on-Trent IMPERISHABLE TERRA-COTTA VASES Flower Pots, Garden Edgings, &c. Advertising sheet, large 4to, printed on one side only, listing prices and dimensions of different types. Attractive type-faces in heading. Some items refer to illustrations on a separate sheet of engravings (not present). Small marginal tear at fold, repaired on verso. 1864. £20.00
    Includes 'Lion's Head' flower pot, etc.



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    Suffolk


  244. Great Saling CATALOGUE of the Valuable Live and Dead Farming Stock... At Woolpits Farm, October 1st, 1900. 13pp., 8vo., printed wraps with list of Bullocks, Lambs etc., prices realised entered in ink... together with... CATALOGUE of the Antique Furniture and Effects at Woolpits... August 24th, 1905. 15pp., 4to, 2 photographic plates. Loosely inserted is a small envelope with four actual photographs of Jacobean furniture and note 'Furniture originally at Woolpits'...together with... CATALOGUE of Antique and Modern Furniture on the Premises at Woolpits... 26th October, 1933, 16pp., 8vo. 3 items. 1900-1933. £18.00

  245. 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.


  246. Ipswich BILL of S.H. Cowell, Lithographic, Anastatic & General Steam Printer. Oblong 4to, printed heading with vignette view of works. made out for memorial cards... together with... Bill of Harrison and Son, Cabinet Makers, Upholsterers. Folio, made out for numerous items relating to coffin and funeral... together small bill for A. Baumont, Coal & Coke Merchant, and E. Warman, Bookseller and Stationer. 4 items. 1890. £18.00

  247. Ipswich PROBATE of the will of Mary Sims Brightwen, late of Ipswich. Vellum sheet, manuscript, with certificate of administration attached, large papered seal. Stamps of various railway companies on verso. 1882. £8.00

  248. Kessingland, Covehithe AN ACT for Dividing and Inclosing the Commons and Waste Lands within the Parishes of Kessingland and Covehithe, otherwise North Hales... 29pp., small folio, plus cover leaf. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1787. £24.00

  249. Southwold and Aldborough TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet XLIX N.W. and Sheet XLIX S.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 14" x 19", plus wide margins. Embossed Ordnance stamp at top, 'Index to Tithe Survey' above border, cancelled 'Record Map' stamp in top margin at corner. 1879 and 1893. £18.00
    The Aldborough map shows only a narrow strip of land, from Minsmere to Low Light House, the other one shows the coast as far inland as Blythburgh and Wittingham All Saints.



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  250. 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

  251. Kingston upon Thames CONVEYANCE of a house and land at Norbiton, Catherine Morehead to Jemima Laurence. Vellum 3p., folio. Small plan in text. Three wax seals. 1869. £10.00

  252. Kingston upon Thames CONVEYANCE of a messuage called 'Elton Lodge, Elton Road, Norbiton, Mary Laurence to Charles Oldridge. Large vellum sheet, wax seal. 1881. £10.00

  253. Mickleham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 6" to 1 mile, Sheet XXV.N.E. Size 12" x 17", plus margins, linen-backed, folding into grained cloth wraps. Revision of 1934. £14.00


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  254. Chichester PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE and Plan of a very Valuable and Compact Property situate at Northgate, Chichester... to be Sold by Auction... 10th April, 1877. 4pp., folio, plus 2p. Conditions of Sale and docket title, very large hand-coloured plan loosely inserted. 1877. £28.00
    Includes Double Tenement within the Nursery ground and Gardener's Cottage, Orchard and Cottage, pasture land near the North Walls.


  255. Frith (Francis) PHOTOGRAPH OF LITTLEHAMPTON PIER Number 22661 in white bottom left. Size 8" x 11", on very thick card mount, gold design with 'Frith's Photo-Pictures' on verso. Small splash mark of coffee or similar at top edge in sky area, approx. one inch long and half an inch wide. c1890. £22.00
    View looking down the pier towards the shore, children, nurse with pram on pier, lighthouse, windmill, flagpole and houses on right, sailing ships and cliffs in distance.


  256. Harting CONDITIONS OF SALE of a building in Harting Street near the Church lately occupied as a Poor House, and three pieces of land close to the Village. 3 large folio sheets. Describes 4 Lots, with measurements etc., followed by conditions of sale. 1836. £12.00
    The building at the back of the house was formerly used as a Manufactury.


  257. Waldron CONVEYANCE of part of a farm called Woods Place, Susanna Cheale and others to Robert and Thomas Hogg. Vellum, size 24" x 29", 5 wax seals. Coloured sketch map in text, size 7" x 7", scale bar. Brief Schedule. 1872. £16.00


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  258. Birmingham ORDER BOOK of a silversmith, probably A.E. Jones, of Birmingham, 1952 - 1959. 236 pages in 4to notebook, stained boards, cloth spine rubbed, label 'Order Book' on front board. Lists order number, item, often with detailed description with measurements etc., date of order, delivery (whether urgent etc.) column for customer added as from November 1957. Customers include Vanpoulles, Hawes and Finch, Garrards, Bromsgrove Guild, Austin Motors, Asprey, Liberty. Orders are mainly church items, monstrances, patens, pyx boxes, processional crosses, etc., but there are also napkin rings, mugs, vases, cruets, bowls. Occasionally a clipping from a catalogue with photo of a similar item is affixed with paperclip. There are occasional remarks in red 'not to be assayed', 'more care to be taken with the hammering and soldering', or for 'AKCJ' (Kenneth Crispin Jones?)... together with... FIVE DRAWINGS on thick board. four measuring approx. 9" x 7", and one 18" x 11". Drawings show cups, with notes of measurements, catalogue number, a few notes such as 'rolled edge' 'large half-round wire on foot' etc. Boards very dusty and stained, the large board with a drawing of a two-handled cup has been completely split across the top, with a small piece of the handle on the detached piece. 1952-59. £220.00
    The firm of A.E. Jones were famous for their 'Arts and Crafts' silver at the beginning of the century.


  259. 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

  260. Parkfield PENCIL DRAWING of a large detached house with Georgian portico, path leading up to front door, walled garden with beds of shrubs, trees, foxgloves etc., edged with small shrubs. Drawing size 9" x 12" between borders, in ivory mount, overall size 16" x 18", titled in pencil in bottom margin 'Home of Mr & Mrs. Edward Haycock, Parkfields, Coventry.' On verso is written 'Where Sarah Snaly(?) was born'. Very detailed and attractive drawing in soft pencil showing all the architectural details. c1860. £45.00

  261. Stratford on Avon ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LIV S.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 15", plus wide margins. Railways inserted to 1884. 1884. £24.00


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  262. Avon Valley Railway AN ACT for making a Railway to be called 'the Collingbourne and Avon Valley Railway'.... 16pp, small folio, disbound, secured with staples. Act of Parliament. 1888. £16.00

  263. Calne PARTICULARS OF SALE OF VALUABLE FREEHOLD PROPERTY in the Market Place, Patford Street and Curzon Street. In the Town of Calne, which will be offered for Sale by Auction.... by Mr Charles H. Parry, at the Lansdowne Arms Hotel, Calne, On Wednesday, the 28th day of August, 1878. Folio, 2pp. 1878. £12.00

  264. Donhead House Estate, Donhead St. Andrew PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE. The Freehold Residential and Agricultural Property Donhead House Estate.... The Stone-Built Residence of Queen Anne Period.... The Whole extending to about 121 Acres.... To be offered for Sale by Auction.... by James Styles & Whitlock, At the Red Lion Hotel, Salisbury, On Tuesday, the 9th September, 1952. With coloured folding plan, 16pp, original card covers with photo pasted to top wrap. 1952. £26.00

  265. Durnsford PROBATE of Phillip Watts of Durnsford Mill, Mealman. Two large vellum sheets, printed certificate of administration with papered seal. Some browning. 1822. £10.00

  266. Hill Deverill PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Corn and Sheep Farm with the Manor House, Homestead and Down Buildings.... Comprising an area of about 656a.3r.15p.... which will be sold by Auction by Mr. Edward Waters.... Warminster, 20th August, 1887. 4pp., folio, folded, title page with attractive typefaces. 1887. £18.00
    'The farm is in the centre of the South Wilts Hunt....'


  267. Marlborough PROBATE of the will of Elizabeth Watts, spinster of Marlborough. Large vellum sheet, with printed certificate of administration, large papered seal. Three small stains. 1849. £14.00
    Bequeathes her silver teaspoons (giving the mark on them), copper teaspoons, feather bed etc.


  268. Melksham and Seend PARTICULARS of a Freehold Dwelling-House and Malthouse, and of a Close of Pasture land... dwelling house wiht barn... close of arable and pasture land, which will be sold by Auction... 27th May, 1870. 2p., folio, plus conditions of sale and memorandum, docket title. Small tear at folded left edge. 1870. £18.00

  269. Melksham PARTICULARS WITH PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Highly Valuable Freehold Estates, Two Excellent Dairy Farms..... Accommodation land.... to be sold by Auction.... June 9th, 1898. 5pp., folio, with schedules, large folding hand-coloured plan. Staples rusty, splits at spine. 1898. £30.00
    Comprises 'Melksham Forest Farm' and 'Little Snarlton Farm'.


  270. Melksham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Highly Valuable Freehold Properties, comprising a Recently Built Villa Residence known as Avon Villa... 3 substantially-built Cottages.... Rich Meadow Land.... Also Beanacre Farm, Nine Cottages and Gardens and About 71 Acres.... for Sale by Auction.... October 14th, 1879.... 5pp., folio, folded with docket title, large folding hand-coloured plan. 1879. £35.00

  271. Mildenhall PROBATE of the will of William Adams of Mildenhall, gentleman. Two large vellum sheets, manuscript, printed certificate of administration attached with just a portion of papered seal. The outside, with title, is rather spotty. 1825. £16.00
    Leaves many bequests to members of the Watts family of Ramsbury and Overton, including stump bedstead, liquor casks, oak table, writing desk.


  272. Milford, near Salisbury PARTICULARS of Freehold Building Land distant about half a mile from the City of Salisbury with direct access from the London Turnpike Road, the property of the Salisbury Burial Board, to be Sold by Auction.... 24th July 1857. 2pp., sm. folio, plus docket title. 1857. £18.00
    Amendments in ink, presumably corrections to proof copy.


  273. Pewsey PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of valuable Properties comprising 'Southcott House'.... 'Southcott Lodge'.... to be Sold by Auction.... 26th June, 1890. 3pp., folio, folded. 1890. £16.00
    Attractively printed title page.


  274. Ramsbury WILL of William Adams of Axford in the Parish of Ramsbury. Three folio sheets, each one signed by Adams. Wax seal on last sheet. Some wear at fold on last sheet. 1814. £18.00

  275. Southwick and Studley PARTICULARS WITH PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold Estates comprising Four Farms.... which will be submitted to Public Competition at the George Hotel, Trowbridge, May 28th, 1885. 6pp., folio, large folding coloured plan. 1885. £28.00
    Includes Chancefield Farm, Road Common Farm, Sparrows Rest Farm, Hoopers Pool Farm.


  276. Stanton Fitz-Warren PARTICULARS OF A FREEHOLD ESTATE, land Tax Redeemed, situate In the Parish of Stanton Fitz-Warren.... comprising Sixty Acres. Which will be Sold by Auction, By Messrs Hoggart & Norton, At the Auction Mart, On Friday, October 25, 1844.... Folio, folded, 4pp, docket title. 1844. £18.00
    Comprised farm buildings now used as two cottages, an orchard, Catch Gate Meadow, and two other meadows, in 4 Lots.


  277. Swindon CASE relating to a dispute about the will of Joseph Bristow, deceased, and whether he was entitled to a trust fund and able to dispose of it in his will, as he died aged 17. Manuscript on 3p., folio. Opinion of lawyer given over one page, in an untidy hand, at the end... together with... YOUR OPINION is requested.... Document putting five legal points in the same case, answered by lawyer. 2p., sm. folio. February and March 1836. £18.00
    The dispute concerned rents from a property called Ferris, in Swindon.


  278. Tisbury PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Leasehold Estate in the Parish of Tisbury.... and of a Policy of Assurance.... which will be Sold by Auction.... August 31st, 1840. 3pp, sm. folio. 1840. £12.00
    Concerns a dispute in Chancery between the Barfoot and Chitty families.


  279. Wroughton COPY WILL of Mr. Wm. Watts of Wroughton, Wilts., Maltster. 5 pages, folio, tied at corner. Corners of paper browned. Attested copy. 1840. £12.00
    Leaves his properties in Lockeridge to his two friends and his nephew.


  280. Wroughton PARTICULARS of Badbury Wick Farm in the parishes of Chisledon and Liddington and Arable Land at Wroughton to be Sold by Auction.... 20th August 1855. 3pp., folio. 1855. £18.00

  281. Wroughton PROBATE of the will of William Watts of Wroughton, Maltster. Two large vellum sheets, manuscript, printed certificate of adminstration attached, large papered seal... together with... ACCOUNT OF THE SALE OF HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE of the Late Mr W. Watts of Lockeridge, Oct. 13th, 1847. Printed listing of 160 iems pasted to large sheet of paper, with prices realised added in ink. Folded, slightly browned... together with... RELEASE and Indemnity on payment f the legacies and shares under the Will of William Watts, The Children of Wm. Watts to The Trustees and Executors of William Watts. Two large vellum sheets, signed by 8 members of the Watts family, with wax seals. 3 items. 1847-1853. £20.00
    Bequeathes his house, malthouses and lands at Lockeridge and his cottage at Axford.



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  282. Beoley ASSIGNMENT AND SURRENDER of Estates at Beoley... for residue of Term of 1000 years.... Joshua Walker and others to Miss Holmes. 4 large vellum sheets, second sheet with some light browning. Contains very long list of farms and lands, naming each close etc. 5 wax seals. 1854. £24.00
    Includes Witmore Farm, Pink Green Farm, Marlfield Farm, Battens Farm.


  283. Rock & Co. VIEWS OF MALVERN Twelve vignette views, two to a page. 8vo booklet, cream wraps with embossed 'lace' effect decoration. Wraps grubby and split along 3" of spine, corners of wraps bumped. First page with some trace of light waterstain in right margin. Published by H. Cross, Select Library, Post Office, Malvern. c1856. £18.00
    Includes Holywell, The Wytch Pass, Westminster.



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  284. Bacon's LARGE SCALE PLAN OF SHEFFIELD Scale of Mile. Colour-printed map, linen-backed, size 21" x 26", folding into limp blue cloth wraps, small 8vo. With 15-page Index of Streets. c1912. £25.00

  285. Barnsley ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 87. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Colour-printed map, linen-backed, folding into red linen covers with coat of arms. Small ownership stamp inside front cover. c1903. £8.00

  286. Bishopthorpe, Escrick ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 191. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Some red ink lines along banks of Ouse, Naburn Lock marked in red. 1852. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1866. £28.00

  287. Collins (H.G) Publisher YORKSHIRE, W. RIDING Where, in addition to all the Railroads and Stations being accurately laid down to the present time, all the Coach Roads, Canals, Boundaries.... are carefully drawn to scale... Lithographed map with hand colouring, size 22" x 28", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into boards size 5 x 4". Printed label on front board, with coat of arms and decorative border. Scale bar, Explanation, border with foliage decoration at corners. c1860. £48.00
    In the series 'England Depicted in a Series of Splendidly Full-coloured Maps'


  288. Fairbank and Son A MAP OF THE PARISH OF SHEFFIELD in The County of York By Wm. Fairbank and Son 1795. Engraved by J. Cary. Published as the Act direct by Wm. Fairbank & Sons, 12th of the 9th Month 1796. Reprint, 1913, from the original Steel plate. Size 22" x 35", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to large 4to, marbled endpapers, manuscript label on endpaper. Water features and roads hand-coloured. Large oval cartouche with title, compass rose, scale bar (scale 24 chains to an inch). 2 splits in line each 1" long at two folds at top edge. Some light foxing on top left section. 1795, reprint 1913. £65.00
    Shows buildings, plantations, field boundaries, high ground shown with hachures.


  289. Hull Dock Company PLAN OF THE PORT, DOCKS & HARBOUR of Kingston Upon Hull, Shewing all the recent improvements effected by the Hull Dock Company. 1887. Lithographed plan, size 12" x 38", with hand colouring in four colours to show the Company's Warehouses, Sheds, Yards, Houses. Scale half and inch = 300 feet. Water printed in pale green. Shows the various docks, railway, named streets bordering the Docks. With three tables showing acreage of basins etc., measurements of Locks and entrances, Directors and Officers of the Company. Folding into red cloth boards, gilt title and date, front board stained. Small 1" split at central fold repaired on verso. With information about imports etc. inside front board. Goddard & Son, Liths., Hull. 1887. £80.00

  290. London & North Western Railway DRAFT AGREEMENT between The London & N.W. Railway and Harrop Wrigley of Tamewater as to the purchase of lands at Tamewater for the Delph Branch of the Huddersfield and Manchester Railway for £350. 3pp., folio. 1849. £18.00

  291. Marples & Sons, Hibernia Works, Sheffield PRICE LIST OF TOOLS 1928 Centenary Edition. Profusely illustrated catalogue, 237 pages, 4to, green cloth-covered boards, gilt title, which is faded, on front board. Respined, with original spine with gilt title relaid. Title page with view of works. Some grubby marks at corners of front endpaper and the first few leaves. Two 'discount sheets' in pocket attached to inside of front board. 1928. £80.00
    Includes chisels, saws, axes, planes, farriers' tools, butcher's knives, scythes, pruners, etc.


  292. Pawson and Brailsford's SMALLER MAP OF THE TOWN OF SHEFFIELD Lithographed plan, scale 1" = 1000 ft. Size 18" x 22", folding into 8vo cloth covered boards, gilt, printed title and information about the firm of Pawson and Brailsford on front board. View of Stationery Dept. and Printing Works at bottom right of plan. The section of paper pasted to the board is slightly browned, as is the portion immediately above and below. 5" split at one fold neatly repaired on verso. Pawson & Brailsford, Lith. Sheffield, c1880. £40.00

  293. Sheffield THE CITY OF SHEFFIELD IN 1935. Scale 4" = 1 mile. Ordnance Survey map size 76" x 56". Large title in cartouche top left. Some water features hand coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into cloth-covered boards size 10" x 14", with hand-written label as above. Boards rubbed at corners. Cloth faded down edge of front board. 1935. £40.00
    Extends to Rotherham, Eckington, Hathersage.


  294. Sheffield TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Scale 6" to a mile. Sheet 294 N.E and 295 N.W., forming the part of Sheffield from Grimesthorpe to the Midland Station, Walkley to Brinsworth. Each size 12" x 19", dissected and folding to small 4to, no borders. Manuscript key diagram with sheet numbers on verso, and hand-drawn label showing extent of map, with sheet number. Main roads and waterfeatures hand-coloured.... together with... three other maps in the same format, sheets 298 N.W. (Dore), 298 N.E. (Norton), 288 S.W. (Worrall). Some slight darkening of paper at section edges. 5 items. c1880. £28.00

  295. Sheffield Water Works ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Composite map made up of quarter sheets. Dissected and mounted on linen, size 25" x 50", folding into cloth endpapers size 12" x 6". An area around Sheffield extending to Langsett and Lady Clough Moor has been outlined in colour wash, reservoirs coloured in dark blue and named, with the two proposed at Moorhall and Broomhead, other markings in red, green and brown show pipes, 'Low Lift', 'High Lift', 'Loxley Valley 24"', 'Damflask Balancing Tank', etc. c1914. £50.00
    Extends to Glossop, East Retford, Hatfield, Saddleworth.



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  296. Blair Atholl ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 55. Scale 1 Inch to a Mile. Folding into white linen covers with coat of arms. Linen-backed. Some light dust-marking at edges of covers. 1910. £8.00

  297. Braemore Estate, Ross-shire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 17" x 23", mounted on linend and folding into small 8vo marbled wraps with printed label. Part only of Sheet 92, covering Loch Broom, Loch Maree, Loch Fannich, border down right edge only. Areas either side of River Broom shaded pink and green and labelled 'Shootings to let coloured green (about 17,000 Acres)' in red ink. c1890. £16.00

  298. Brown (James) Printers THE ABERDEEN HERALD April 14th, 1860. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp., folds. 1860. £15.00
    Many adverts. for local firms, steamship and clipper sailings, Roup of the Bell and Petty Customs Dues, article on 'Scottish Patriotism', and 'Our Local Railways'.


  299. Cleghorn, Lanark LETTER from J. Lockhart, Senr., Cleghorn, 29th April 1824. 3p., 4to, folds. Docket title 'W.E. Lockhart. April 1824'. Tipped down left hand edge onto blue paper. Correspondent not named. Refers to furnishings and decoration of the house, and some sketches done by a Mr. Newton, whose style he/she admires, for furnishing a room. Refers to positioning of mirrors, a marble shelf, excavating a recess etc.: 'I cannot relinquish the lowest mirror' although 'the other Ladies would like to have a Glimpse of their heads as well as their feet'. The glass was to be obtained for £45, 'the girandoles would look very brilliant'. 1824. £24.00
    The mansion, near Lanark, no longer exists. This letter is probably from the lady of the house.


  300. Dalbeattie LETTER from Robert Blyth, Furnishing Ironmonger, Nether Dalbeattie Buildings. 2p., 8vo. Printed heading with view of the shop. Acknowledges order, and says 'The Falcon' (a boat) is for sale, it is cold and 'skating and curling is in full swing'. 1903. £8.00

  301. Edinburgh Funerals NINE BILLS of John Croall and Sons, Funeral Undertakers and Carriage Hirers, Greenside Place. 4to, printed heading in a variety of type faces. Made out to various parties for funerals, including coffins, cloths, shroud, 'best plumed hearse and pair' etc. 1878-1909. £14.00

  302. Fishing AN ACT to prevent fishing for Trout or other Fresh-Water Fish by Nets in the Rivers and Waters in Scotland. 6pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1845. £12.00

  303. High Treason AN ACT to ascertain and establish the Method of Proceeding to and upon Outlawries for High Treason, and Misprision of High Treason, in Scotland. Cover leaf + 4pp, small folio, black letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1749. £11.00

  304. Kingussie ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 64. Size 19" x 24". Linen backed and folding to sm. 4to. Margins and linen on verso slightly grubby. 1876. £16.00

  305. National Gallery AN ACT for the Erection on the Earthen Mound in the City of Edinburgh of Buildings for a National Gallery, and other Purposes connected therewith and with the Promotion of the Fine Arts in Scotland. 4pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1850. £15.00

  306. Roman Catholic Marriages AN ACT to amend the Laws relative to Marriages celebrated by Roman Catholic Priests and Ministers not of the Established Church, in Scotland. 2pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1834. £10.00

  307. Roxburgh and Selkirk PLAN OF THE ESTATE OF CHISHOLME in the Counties of Roxburgh and Selkirk the Property of the Trustees of Robert Chisholme Esq. Lithographed plan printed in full colour, on stiff paper, size of plan 22" x 16", plus wide margins. Scale 3" = 40 Chains. Top left is 'Abstract of Contents' table giving name of plot etc., with acreage for wood, houses and gardens, pasture etc. Small split at one fold repaired on verso with document tape. Numerous folds. Shows Borthwick Water along the top of the plan, roads, buildings, lochs, high ground shown with hachures, different types of land, woodland etc, shown in different colours (pink, orange green, yellow). c1880. £50.00
    Covers area from Eildrig to Borthwick Mains. Possibly prepared for an auction, but there is no reference to one, or to Lot numbers etc.


  308. Tourism LETTER addressed to Mr Haddon, 18 Cheapside, London, recounting a tour in Scotland made by the writer. 3 pages, 4to, plus three pages written on top of these cross-wise. Integral address panel on verso of second leaf, with straight-line Castle Rising postmark, circular Lynn postmark, and 'C' postmark in red. Signature not clear, but it looks like 'Traion'. Sept. 28th, 1839. £26.00
    He travels from Liverpool to Glasgow by steamer, visits the University and its Museum, admires the cemetery and the cathedral. Continues to Edinburgh, Perth, Dunkeld, 'Ossian's Hall'. Enjoys grouse and deer shooting. Sees the Tournament at Irvine 'the procession of knights & squires were alone a sight worth the seeing, far superior to the coronation. Spectators stood in the rain for 3 hours.'


  309. West Calder ACCOUNTS of James Fairley for carpentry and odd jobs done for Mrs Maitland at West Calder. In 8vo 'Commercial Memorandum Book 1857', marbled wraps, 16 pages of accounts, plus blank pages, detailing work such as making cold frames, cleaning windows 'painting old bridge green', 'packing box for Jelly', 'apprentice 3 days painting drying poles hotbed frame 2 coats and apple house door'. 1857-61. £20.00
    Possibly refers to the Maitland family of the Hermand estate.



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  310. Bardsey Island, Tudweiliog ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 76. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 18", plus wide margins. 2" tear, repaired on verso, in top margin. Cancelled 'Record Map' stamp in right margin. 1870. £18.00
    Over two thirds of the map is sea area.


  311. Ebbw Vale POSTCARD title in white 'The Arch, Ebbw Vale' M.J.R.B.6297. Black and white view of the railway bridge, with a man standing under the arch. c1910. £4.00

    PEMBROKESHIRE FIRST EDITION ORDNANCE SURVEY

  312. Pembrokeshire TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets XL and XXXVIII, covering the whole of Pembrokeshire, except for a very small area around Cilryhd. Scale 1" to 1 mile, each sheet size 26" x 37", dissected and linen-backed. Recent ownership bookplate on verso. Sheet XXXVIII has just under two thirds sea area. Inserted in full green calf slipcases, with tuck-in flaps, wear at edge of one flap, the other with flap detached. Ramshaw imprint. J. Edmonds Wycombe 1836 watermark. Published by Col. Mudge, Tower, 16th February 1818. £140.00

  313. Stanford's RAILWAY & STATION MAP of England & Wales in 24 Sheets. Sheet 7 covering Anglesey, Caernarvon, Merioneth. Scale 3 miles = 1in. Size 20" x 20", dissected and mounted on linen, printed label with key map darkened. Shows railways and stations in red. Dotted lines presumably proposed lines. Some grubby marks in corners. 1879. £12.00

  314. Swansea LETTER from J. Michael Williams to Henry Williams, Swansea, April 6, 1849, advising against buying timber as there is severe competition in the trade. He had heard 'Llewellyn's had lost very largely by their iron Works 40-50,000...'. Refers to 'Gossage's Patent': 'I think I shall advise our House not to give £3000... it is useless except for Freeburning...' 4p., sm. 8vo, mourning border. 1849. £15.00

  315. 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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  316. Alexander (W), Printer and Publisher THE ANNUAL MONITOR and Memorandum Book. No. 28, for 1840. Quaker publication. Size approx. 5" x 3", printed paper wraps, 48 pages of text before the diary section, and 49 pages after, illustration, includes obituary of Friends deceased in 1839, with biographical details of more noteable ones. Loosely inserted is a small folio sheet printed with list of the publishers books, in alphabetical order. The memorandum has not been written in. York, 1840. £24.00

  317. Arrowsmith (A) MAP OF THE RAILWAYS Showing the Various Stations with the Hills, Rivers, Canals and Principal Roads of England and Wales also Exhibiting Most of the Places Whose Situation has been ascertained by the Situations & Intersections of the Trigonometrical Survey. Compiled by A. Arrowsmith. Published March 23 1840 by G.F. Cruchley, Mapseller.... With 'Additions to 1845' with coloured key to railways completed, in progress and projected. Hand-coloured engraved map, scale approx. 5 miles to an inch, in four sections, each section 29" x 37", edges bound in green tape, folding into grained cloth endpapers, size 10" x 6". Cloth on endpapers slightly 'cockled' and faded in places. With bright and fresh hand-colouring, coast shaded blue, county boundaries shaded in bright colours. Pink border with numbers for Longitude. Scale bar, Explanation and list of Counties that are Divided According to the Reform Act. Inserted in card slipcase, with original yellow printed label, splits along bottom, and cloth missing from the narrow bottom edge, some short splits at edges at top. 1845. £340.00

  318. Bacon's NEW LARGE-SCALE MAP OF SOUTH AFRICA Revised to Date, with Guide and Complete Index. Colour-printed map, size 20" x 25", with insets of Port Elizabeth, Cape Town and Durban bottom right. Inside front wrap is Handbook to the map, with 27pp. of description and 8pp. Index of places on map. Printed red limp cloth wraps, 8vo. Third Edition 1896. £28.00

  319. Bank of Maryland, United States THIS BILL Will be received at the several Toll Gates on the Baltimore & Frederick Turnpike Road, Or, At the Bank of Maryland, For Two Cents. Printed slip, paper browned, size approx. 2" x 4", signed by the Secretary, number 1011 entered in ink top left. J. Robinson, Printer. Baltimore, 1st Jan. 1816. £25.00
    It looks as if these were printed in multiples on large sheets and then cut out.


  320. Bowen (E) A NEW MAP OF THE COUNTIES OF CUMBERLAND AND WESTMORELAND Divided into their respective Wards From the Best Surveys and Intelligences, Illustrated with Historical Extracts relative to Natural History, Produce, Trade and Manufactures Shewing also the Rectories & Vicarages With various other Improvements. Engraved map, size 27" x 20", folded, not dissected. Original colouring of borders of Hundreds and border of map. Decorative cartouche, and dedication top right to Sir James Lowther. Descriptive text around edge of map. Map trimmed to within a quarter of an inch of border, losing imprint (as was often done with folded maps). Two tiny splits in paper where folds meet reinforced on verso with archival tape. Small light brown spot in border bottom right. 1760. £120.00

  321. Bristol and Plymouth LIST of Water Barrows, Garden Hose, Wheelbarrows, Troughs etc. Sold by Western Counties Agricultural Co-operative Assn. Ltd., Plymouth, Bristol and Branches. List 083. 4pp., 4to, printed in dark red. Each item illustrated, with prices for different sizes. 1903. £18.00
    Approx. 50 items illustated.


  322. Bristol District GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF ENGLAND AND WALES Solid and Drift. Bristol District. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Parts of Sheet 250,251,264,265,280,281. Coloured map, overall size 42" x 34", vertical sections at sides, including sections of coalfields, sections in bottom margin. 1962. £16.00

  323. British Population AN ACT for taking account of the Population of Great Britain. 10p, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1850. £14.00

  324. Chimney Sweepers AN ACT for the better Regulation of Chimney Sweepers and their Apprentices, and for the safer Construction of Chimneys and Flues. 8pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1834. £15.00

  325. Chimney Sweepers AN ACT for the Regulation of Chimney Sweepers and Chimneys. 4pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1840. £12.00

  326. Conveyancing MANUSCRIPT of precedents in Conveyancing etc. 4to notebook, upwards of 200 pages, in three different, very neat, hands. Marbled boards, very rubbed, paper spine chipped and partly missing, inner hinge broken. On flyleaf is the name 'Octavius Leese. 7th Dec. 1803.' and the name 'Stokesley' in larger letters. The heading on the first page is 'Precedents in Conveyancing'. Copies various indentures, all relating to places in the north of England, ranging from 1801 to 1821. Includes bonds, a case about a will ('your opinion is requested whether a good title can be made to the purchaser...' with the answer), 'Extents', a case about distraint, etc. 1821. £120.00

  327. Cornwall and Devon Schools PRESENTATION VOLUME To E. Douglas Tinling, her Majesty's Inspector, Church of England Schools, with the names of Managers and teachers of the Church Schools under Government Inspection in the Diocese of Exeter. 4to, full calf, rubbed and scuffed, gilt title, first page illuminated in gold and red and blue, 3 page introduction and 21 pages with name of school and names of teachers and manager. Blanks at end. Damp staining affecting bottom right hand corner of pages, mainly in margin except for first page, with some disintegration of paper at edge of first few leaves. Loosely inserted is printed letter of thanks from Tinling to the 260 who signed the Memorial. Schools include Lympstone National School, Menheniot, Pendeen, Pool Bassett School, Sancreed School, Brampford Wood Reformatory, etc. 1863. £26.00
    Tinling became Prebendary of Wells in 1863. His letter of thanks refers to the '17 years we have laboured together in the work of Education amongst the children of the poor in the Counties of Devon and Cornwall'.


  328. Crest ALBUM OF CRESTS compiled by Charlotte Fell Smith, Great Saling. Album size 9" x 7", stiff wraps with calf spine, calf on spine lightly rubbed. 40 pages of crests, pasted in patterns, many with watercolour designs in different colours, for example a twisted ribbon with red border, and floral design on the 'back' of the ribbon, crests on the 'front'; an arrangement of twelve 'dance cards' with a crest at the top of each; military crests arranged within a watercolour of flags and drum, etc. Some pages have a key to the crests on the opposite page. c1871. £80.00
    One design has a Braintree postmark of 1871 incorporated. Charlotte Fell Smith (whose name is on the flyleaf) was a historian and writer, author of a biography of John Dee.


  329. Derbyshire and Staffordshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 12" x 19", border down sides only, linen-backed and folding into small 8vo cloth endpapers. Main roads, some water features, and large villages hand-coloured. c1890. £16.00
    Covers Buxton, Leek, Bakewell.


  330. Derbyshire and Yorkshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Quarter sheet, size 13" x 19", border all round, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo cloth endpapers, key on verso. c1890. £16.00
    Covers Glossop, Penistone, Marsden.


  331. Devon and Somerset FOUR ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet LXVII S.E (and parts of Devonshire); LXVII S.W (and parts of Devonshire); Somerset LXVII N.E. (and parts of Devonshire); LXVII N.W (and parts of Devonshire). Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 12" x 18", plus margins. Second Edition 1906. £28.00
    Covers Exebridge, Morebath, Oldways End, Dulverton, Bury, Northmoor.


  332. Drake Family DRAKE FAMILY DOCUMENTS Typescript transcriptions of documents, in four volumes, (i) Extracts from the Subsidy Rolls, Inquisition Post Mortem, Crown Grant by Elizabeth 1582, Grant of Yarcombe, Joan Drake's Joynture, etc. 1528-1637. (ii) Transcripts of wills, 1644 - 1794; (iii) Various indentures relating to Dame Joan Drake, Susan Crimes (mother of Sir Francis Drake), Dorothea Drake, Sir Francis Drake's two marriage settlements, and will, and four other wills. 1637-1708. (iv) Letters relating to Sophia Drake, Jerome de Salis, Francis Henry Drake, Lady Heathcote, Gilbert Heathcote. With introduction, and three portrait illustrations pasted in. 'The greater part of the original letters from which the following extracts are taken, are in the possession of Count de Salis, to whose kindness I am indebted for permission to copy them... Count de Salis is directly descended from Admiral Francis William Drake, to whose wife Elizabeth, daughter of Sir William Heathcote, many of the letters were written....' 1778-1797. The four volumes uniformly bound, half black morocco, gilt title on spine, gilt at top and bottom of spines, marbled endpapers. Some slight fading of cloth on two volumes. Typed on relatively thick buff paper, with title of each document on single sheet before each transcript. Approx. 120 pages of text in each volume. c1920? £240.00

  333. Dufour (G.H) MAP OF ZERMATT AND LAKE MAGGIORE Sheet XXIII. Engraved map size 20" x 29", scale 1/100000. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into sm. 4to marbled wraps. 1869. £16.00
    From the Survey of Switzerland. Covers Arona, Lake Orta, Isole Borromeo, Domodossola, Klein Matterhorn.


  334. Duke of Cambridge AN ACT for enabling His Majesty to make further Provision for His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge, and to settle an Annuity on the Princess of Hesse, in case she shall survive His said Royal Highness. 3pp, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1818. £10.00

  335. English Quakers in America and the Hicksites controversy LETTER dated Derby 11th month 1826, addressed to Ann Jones at John Paul's in Philadelphia, signed by John Hunt, and three other men (presumably elders). 3p., 4to, 80 lines in a small neat hand. Traces of folds, address panel on verso of conjoint leaf, traces of seal, small piece torn from margin where seal broken. Says they had been uneasy after her address at the Darby meeting, and felt they should put their concerns to her. 11th November 1826. £40.00
    A stern rebuke. Ann Jones, a visiting friend from England, had spoken at Darby Quarterly Meeting. The letter summarises her points, and her attacks on the what she called the 'Diabolical Doctrines' she had heard expressed there 'that the Son God was trodden underfoot... lowered down to a mere man'. They deplore her attacks 'unbecoming a minster of the Gospel towards their fellow labourers (even supposing thou had apprehended some unsoundness of Doctrine) and calculated to sow discord among bretheren'. They then go on to defend the soundness of the speakers she had criticised, referring to Fox 'there are none know Christ nor his sufferings but by the spirit of God within'.


  336. Essex, Ireland, Sussex, etc. NOTEBOOK OF FARM APPRAISER based in Suffolk, 1851-1861. 4to notebook, marbled boards, green calf spine. Approx. 110 pages of manuscript, in a hurried rather untidy hand, presumably made on the spot or just after the visit before writing up in the report. Loosely inserted is a printed Inland Revenue 'Appraiser's Licence' for Joseph Smith of Pattiswick Hall. 1856. Notes visits to various farms, his charges, with state of farm, type of crop etc., occasionally a rough schedule or inventory. Includes Ochors Farm, Great Saling, farms at Sutton, Isle of Ely, Betts Farm, Little Saling, a farm near Lewes, Sussex, etc. He makes a journey to Ireland to value estates in County Dublin and Meath belonging to Sir Wm. Somerville. Some correspondence (7 letters) loosely inserted. 1851-61. £65.00
    In 1852 he is called upon to settle a dispute between two people about a ton of guano. The purchaser put it on his turnips, which did not do well, and when he had it analysed in London it was found to be only one eighth guano.


  337. Fell-Smith (Charlotte) WILLIAM PENN IN THE TOWER by Charlotte Fell-Smith. Typescript of an article, 12p, 4to, on thin copy paper, pinned at corner into rough brown paper wraps. Printed label of Christy and Moore Ltd., the literary agents, on the title page. c1913. £30.00
    Charlotte Fell-Smith was the author of a biography of John Dee.


  338. First World War THE DAILY NEWS AND LEADER January 17th and January 29th, 1918. Two newspapers, each broadsheet size, 4 pages, folded. The later one has a brown spot on all pages. Together with two cuttings from 'The Standard' by E.V. lucas on 'The Marne and The Friends'. 1918. £14.00
    The newspaper, founded by Dickens, was bought in 1901 by George Cadbury.


  339. Ford (Richard), travel writer LETTER addressed from Heavitree 'Weds. 1854' to 'My dear Professor'. 11 lines, hastily written on 1p., sm. 8vo, signed 'Richd. Ford'. Pasted to an album leaf of stiff paper. There are three dark brown spots on the letter, one of which has made a hole in the paper, slightly affecting one word. 1854. £30.00
    Ford was known for his landmark guide of 1845 'A Handbook for Travellers in Spain', based on his travels on horseback in that country. He lived at Heavitree, near Exeter. He asks the Professor's advice 'in a case of horseflesh', and asks him to name a time and place if he could spare ten minutes the following day - 'You see what it is to be an authority & a good natured man'.


  340. Forests, Parks, Museums etc. ACCOUNTS OF THE RECEIPT AND EXPENDITURE OF THE COMMISSIONERS of Her Majesty's Woods, Forests, Land Revenues, Works and Buildings, In the Year ended on the 31st day of March, 1849, and of the Balances due to or by them... distinguishing the Receipts, Payments and balances relating to each separate Service... 66p., folio, sewn. Ordered by The House of Commons to be Printed. 1 August 1849. £60.00
    Includes Forests of Dean, Woolmer, Alic Holt, Bere, Parkhurst, the Royal Parks, Kew Gardens (including Palm House), Pheonix Park, Richmond Park ('Salary of Botanical Collector in India, six months.... £800, 'Clearing out the Serpentine', 'Purchase of food for the deer'), New Houses of Parliament (payments for carver's work, stained glass, gilding, frescoes etc.), Holyhead Harbour and Holyhead Road, British Museum Buildings, Geological Survey, Ambassador's House in Paris, Nelson Monument (for Alti Rilievi... £777.15s.6d'), etc.


  341. France and Germany PASSPORT allowing George Binyon, British Subject, travelling on the Continent, to pass freely.... On thin paper folding into special calf wallet, with blank leaves for notes, size 4" x 3", 'Passport' and the owner's name in gilt, tear in calf at flap. Passport size 14" x 11", printed with manuscript inserts, signed by Earl Glanville, and the bearer, large coat of arms at head and foot, a French and a German stamp. 1871. £28.00

  342. Great Western Railway NOTICE of the Special General Meeting of the Proprietors, 3rd June, 1869. With a list of 6 Bills to be considered by the meeting, including Bristol Harbour Railway, Severn Navigation Commission, Whitland and Taff Vale Railway. 1p., 4to, form for proxy voting on conjoint leaf, folded with address panel on verso. Vertical fold, slight wear at top and bottom edge of fold. Paddington, 18th May, 1869. £14.00

  343. Great Western Railway REPORT Twenty-ninth Half-Yearly General Meeting. 31st December, 1849. 3p, folio, folded with docket title. With Chairman's Report, and Report of the Engineer, I.K. Brunel. Docket title dusty. 1849. £40.00
    'Upon the state of the finished Works generally, I am able to report very satisfactorily. The severity of the frost, and suddenness of the change of temperature, have, during this winter, produced generally greater effect upon the surfaces of masonry and earthwork, than I have ever known'.


  344. Hertfordshire and Middlesex ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36", margins trimmed away. Mounted on linen, folding into plain 8vo endpapers, paper of endpapers chipped. Thin red line drawn from near Bowes to Edmonton. c1880. £18.00
    Covers Cock Fosters, Enfield, Lower and Upper Edmonton, Colney Hatch.


  345. Indiana, America TO FRIENDS OF SPRINGFIELD MONTHLY MEETING, INDIANA from Charles Osborn, Liverpool, England, 11th Month, 13th, 1832. Printed letter, on one side of sheet 13" X 7", folded. Says he has thought of them often since he left home, and urges them 'be not carried about with divers and strange doctrines', and not to be discouraged by silence at meetings, preferring that to 'an unsound and lifeless ministry'. They are to take special care of the youth, and 'mark them which cause divisions and offences, contrary to the doctrines which ye have learned, and avoid them'. 1832. £40.00
    Presumably Osborn is referring obliquely to the schisms caused in Indiana by the doctrines of Elias Hicks.


  346. Jamaica(?) HIS EXCELLENCY THE COMMANDER IN CHIEF being anxious that the Regiment of Foot Militia in this Island shall Confine themselves to the performance of such Movements as are Considered most useful, directs that the Several Commanding Officers will practice only the following..... Manuscript, dated 'King's House. 17th May 1804', and beginning 'M.G.O' top left. 6 pages, 4to, in a small neat hand, sewn. Sets out 9 instructions for the drill after the General 'has gone along the Line', for example 'Eighthly. The Battalion will retire in Line 50 paces, Halt and Front, Fire a Volley, Advance 10 Paces, Charge Bayonetts, 40 Paces, Halt and Load.' This is followed by specific recommendations of the Commander about points to do with cadence and length of step, dressing the line etc. Paper watermarked Hooke and Son 1798. 1804. £40.00
    The address 'King's House' and the reference to 'this Island' may indicate that the location was Jamaica.


  347. Kent and Surrey ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet Kent XXXIX/Surrey XXVIII & XXXVI. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 35" x 23" plus margins. Published 1871-3. Printed from a transfer to zinc in 1896. £28.00

  348. Lake District ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 38. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Quarter sheet, size 13" x 19", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 8vo cloth wraps. Water features, towns and main roads hand coloured. Mapsellers label on front wrap with manuscript title and some ink blotches. c1890. £16.00

  349. Lead stealing AN ACT for the more effectual punishing Stealers of Lead or Iron Bars fixed to houses, or any Fences belonging thereunto. Cover leaf + 2pp, disbound, black letter, Act of Parliament. 1731. £14.00

  350. Lodging Houses AN ACT to encourage the Establishment of Lodging Houses for the Labouring Classes. 17pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1851. £12.00

  351. Lyons (Richard, Baron) LETTER written in the third person, unsigned, on paper with printed embossed heading 'Ambassade d'Angleterre, Paris', to Captain Charles Beresford, requesting his company 'at dinner on Xmas day and 8 o'clock'. 4 lines, 8vo notepaper, blank conjoint leaf. Decr. 23, 1879. £12.00
    Lord Lyons was British Ambassador in Paris 1867-1887.


  352. Monmouth and Gloucester AN ACT for repairing and maintaining certain Roads leading to and from Chepstow, and other Places in Monmouth and Gloucester, called The District of Chepstow and The New Passage District. 52pp, sm. folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1822. £16.00

  353. Prince Albert's Naturalization AN ACT for the Naturalization of His Serene Highness Prince Albert of Saxe Coburg and Gotha. Pages numbered 9-10, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre, and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1840. £12.00

  354. New York, United States of America A NEW CONFESSION OF FAITH I believe in Jonathan Evans, Father of the Faithful Maker of Creeds and Doctrines; and in Billy Evans his oldest son, who was conceived in the Spirit of Opposition, born of Religious Persecution, suffered under Elias Hicks... I believe in the Select Meeting - the Resurrection from Herecy and in Everlasting Orthodoxy. Satirical handbill, size approx. 8" x 7", heading in large type, plus 15 lines of text. Decorative 'Greek key' pattern border all round. New York, 5th Mo., 1825. £75.00
    A satirical take on the 'Hicksite' controversy which caused a schism in the Society of Friends in America in the early nineteenth century. The 'Hicksites' believed Christ was 'a mere man', and held that the inner light, rather than the Bible, should be the guide.


  355. Norfolk and Suffolk ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet L N.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19", plus margins. 'Record Map' stamp in margin. Railways inserted to 1875. £22.00
    Covers Ixworth, Brettenham, Diss.


  356. North Petherwin, and Jacobstow PARISHES OF NORTH PETHERWIN, AND JACOBSTOW. Attractive Sale of Freehold Agricultural Properties. Known as Middle Whiteley Farm, Billacott Farm, and Little Clubworthy Farm, A Tenement at Maxworthy Cross, and Little Exe Farm. Messrs. J. Kittow & Son.... For Sale by Public Auction at the White Hart Hotel, Launceston, on Tuesday, the 11th day of June, 1912. 8pp, folio. 1912. £25.00

  357. Northumberland and Devon WILL of Thomas Hocking of Newcastle upon Tyne, Gent. On vellum, 12" x 12", small administration certificate attached, on which the ink is slightly rubbed. Large papered wax seal on tag. 1663. £25.00
    Leaves sums to the poor of Frithelstock in Devon, and to the poor of the parish where he will be buried. Refers to his estate at Southcott, land in Hollamore, Knavery, etc.


  358. Ordnance Survey ANCIENT BRITAIN A Map of the Major Visible Antiquities of Great Britain Older Than A.D. 1066. North Sheet. Map scale 1/625,000, illustrated glazed card wraps. Index of names, etc. Second Edition 1964. £7.00

  359. Philadelphia, United States of America LETTER FROM GEORGE DILWYN to his brother Wm. Dilwyn. Burlington 9th mo, 16 & 17, 1774. 5p., 4to, presumably a copy as it is titled across the top, as above. Written in a small hand. Traces of folds. Speaks of the death of several friends, of William's alliance with Granville Sharp 'it may be a means of strengthening his hand in his generous undertaking on behalf of the Afflicted blacks'. Mentions the feasting and drunkenness that has been taking place, and how a Cabinet Maker in Chestnut Street was injured by the firing of cannons, and had to have his arm cut off. Paper watermarked 'J. Taylor'. c1774. £40.00
    'Thou'll find by the papers that some of the Southern Colonies have protested against the further importation of Negroes - behold how the Alwise Ruler is causing even disorder itself to promote his gracious purposes concerning that poor oppressed people. We begin to be ashamed of the Absurdity we are guilty of, in pleading the cause of Liberty from the very seat of Tyranny & oppression...' Granville Sharp was an early English campaigner against slavery.


  360. Pillory AN ACT to abolish the Punishment of the Pillory. 1p, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1837. £8.00

  361. Poetry and cookery NOTEBOOK containing two stories and various poems, with recipes in a slightly later hand. 4to notebook, marbled boards, very rubbed, half calf, calf at spine and corners rubbed. The name 'Miss C.A. Turner' in calligraphic hand with flourishes, the date '1826' in the flourishes. Commences with 68 pages comprising two stories 'Absurd Wishes Exposed', and 'The Serious Frolic', (the last page of this last story has been torn out), followed by a series of poems on a geographical themes, based on different countries 'Lapland', 'Of Portugal' 'Of some of the Tartar Tribes subject to Russia...', etc. The poems are probably original, being in rather lame rhyming couplets 'Among those tribes which own the Russian sway/The rough Burchkirians curious traits display...' The following 57 pages have been used to write recipes, often giving the name of the person the recipe came from ('Mrs. Walker's recipe', 'Miss Penley's recipe. July 18th 1837'). Last few pages with some foxing spots. 1826 and later. £120.00
    Recipes include rice flummery, Bath pudding, Walnut ketchup, Bath buns, 'how to dress a sucking pig'. There are also a few medical recipes 'Dr. Child's Inscription for cholera', which begins with 90 drops of laudanum.


  362. Poetry COMMONPLACE BOOK of poetry copied in a neat hand, from Bryon, Mrs Hemans, Milton, and other lesser-known poets. 4to, full calf with blindstamped decoration gilt border to boards, gilt panels on spine, marbled endpapers. Calf rubbed at edges, and at hinges, some small areas of rubbing on boards. 84 pages of script (mainly written on rectos only). Some poems are unattributed, others are possibly by the owner, two poems being signed 'R.F. 1829'. A few pages have contributions in a later, less neat hand. The flyleaf and the two subsequent leaves have been excised. c1840. £70.00
    Includes extract from 'Banwell Hill' and 'Lines on the Schoolchildren of Castle Coombe' by the Revd. Lisle Bowles.


  363. Quakers travelling in America LETTER to Anne Jones at Stockport from her friend S. Wheeler, Upperthorpe 3 mo. 29. 1839. 3p., 4to, closely written. Integral address panel on verso on conjoint leaf, with address 'George Jones, Stockport. for A.J.' and postmark, green wax seal. Writes with news of her father's travels to visit Quaker meetings in America, recounting attendance at meetings in New York and Burlington, and the Quarterly Meeting in Philadelphia 'the most favored since the separation brought about by Hicksite apostacy', he then travelled to Philadelphia, where he was taken ill at the house of Ellis Yarnall, and had leeches applied to his throat... together with... LETTER WRITTEN BY ABEL THOMAS to Thomas & Mary Wister of the City of Philadelphia dated 10th Mo. 1st. 1813. Copy, no date, probably c1820 or slightly later. 5p., 4to, plus blank leaf with docket title, sewn at edge. Says he is at Providence Rhode Island at the house of Moses Brown, and lists the places he intends to visit (Pomfret, New Milford, Farmington, New York etc.). 2 items. 1839 and c1820. £34.00
    Thomas says 'My friend Moses Brown and his son in law have purchased a new & convenient carriage for me to ride in to take it home to be my own... a four wheeled carriage not easily overset, a new invention... I never saw the like in our Country'.


  364. Quarter Inch Maps FIVE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet 3 (England North East); Sheets 6 and 9 (Eastern Counties N and S); Sheets 5 and 8 (Midlands N and S). Scale quarter inch to 1 mile. Covers in blue and buff showing motor-cyclist reading map, coat of arms below. Cloth-backed. Brownish spots in top corner of one sheet, obtruding onto border. 2 items. Third Edition. c1930. £16.00

  365. Rents RECORD OF RENTS RECEIVED 1752 - 1794. Parchment-bound cash book, size 12" x 8", titled in manuscript on front board 'Rentale Book Begining 1754'. 33 full pages of entries, plus many blanks. Records lettings 'let to Mr Dent the Croft for £2 10s per year all the profitts to Return upon the ground to enter at Ladyday next old stile, I am to pay all the Taxes...', 'March 25 1790 given Cristiphor Swift leave to Spin in My Croft He paying Me a Guinea...', and 'Pothem Close', and 'Let to John Leck the little part of My House for 3£ 3 shills. a year I am to pay all the assesments Window Money and the High Ways'. Notes Land tax. Loosely inserted are a few slips with notes such as amount paid on Window Money. 1752 - 1794. £120.00
    At one point refers to letting 'the little part of My House & the Kilnn flour', and 'the great stable'. Tenants include John Corbett, Thomas Masser, Lepton Middleton, Thomas Harrison, Charles Stoppart, John Burnby. Unfortunately there is no clue as to the writer's name, or any place name. However a Lepton Middleton is shown on the IGI as born at Ryther, Yorkshire, 1724, father William Middleton, and in this rent record a tenancy is shown to change from William Middleton to Lepton Middleton in 1758.


  366. Ricketson (Shadrach) MAP OF THE MEETINGS constituting New-York Yearly Meeting of Friends by S. Ricketson, 1821. Engraved map, size 10" x 13", plus wide margins, folded. 3" repaired tear top right corner, in margin only. Title in decorative variety of type-faces, key to symbols on map which indicate places having Yearly, Quarterly, Monthly, Preparative Meetings, and Meeting for Worship. Covers the area from Long Island, in the south-east, Lake Champlain, Grand Isle, Derby, Barton, in the north-east, Lake Ontario, Indian River in the north, to Yonge Street, Queenstreet, Norwich, Lake Erie in the west. There are dotted lines with numbers which presumably show the distance in miles between the towns. No imprint. 1821. £120.00

    MENNONITES IN RUSSIA

  367. Russian Mennonites COPY LETTER To our dear Friends in Christ Jesus our Lord Stephen Grillet of New York in America, and William Allen Lombard Street London, from the poor Ministers of the word of God among the Menonists, in the Colony of Chortitza in the Government of Ekaterinoslav in Russia. Letter on four pages, with pious exhortations about spreading the faith etc, thanking them for their visit, and asking them to let them know they have arrived home safely. 'Councillor Don Continius(?) has personally delivered to us, after translating into the German, your affectionate and edifying epistle... many in the assembly were melted into tears during the reading of it...' Says they are lucky to live 'under the protection... of a beneficient Monarch, we can perform divine worship uninterruptedly...' A note at the end in a different hand says 'Signed by two Ministers and one of the Elders of the Church of the Menonists.' October 1819. Paper watermarked 'Stacey Wise 1847', so obviously copied some time later. £26.00
    Presumably a translation into English of the original letter.


  368. Scott (Valerie), Editor THE MAP COLLECTOR Three issues, nos. 67, 68, 69. Magazine, stiff wraps, size approx. 12" x 8". 76pp. in each. 1994. £24.00
    Includes articles on Collecting Maps of Bermuda, Cartobibliographies of City and Town Plans in England, Printed Maps of the Whole of Wales 1573-1837, Parts I and II.


  369. Scott (Valerie), Editor THE MAP COLLECTOR MAGAZINE Three issues, nos. 27, 28, 29. Magazine, stiff wraps, size 12" x 8", 76pp. in each. 1984. £24.00
    Includes: Large Scale Maps of Derbyshire, Manuscript Maps, Fire Insurance Plans.


  370. Silk AN ACT for encouraging the Silk Manufactures of this Kingdom, and for securing the Duties payable upon the Importation of Velvets, Wrought Silks.... Cover leaf + 5pp, disbound, decorative initial letter. 1753. £14.00

  371. Silver Coins AN ACT to provide for a New Silver Coinage, and to regulate the Curency of the Gold and Silver Coin of this Realm. 8pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1816. £14.00

  372. Simms & Dinham, St. Ann's Square, Pub. ORDNANCE SURVEY OF THE COUNTRY ROUND MANCHESTER Composite map, made of quarter sheets 89 S.E. and sheets to east and south. Scale 1" to a mile. Size 27" x 31", folding into tall 8vo cloth boards, clith split at part of spine, cloth faded and rubbed in parts, printed label on front board darkened. Title as above pasted in large letters along border at top, and 'Simms and Dinham, Manchester, Agents to the Honourable Board of Ordnance' in similar large letters along the bottom margin. Linen browned in places between folds, some section edges slightly browned. Printed from an Electroptype, showing railways, c1860. £55.00
    Extends to Horwich, Rochdale, Taxal, Marbury.


  373. Slave Trade AN ACT for the more effectual suppression of the African Slave Trade. Pages numbered 209-210, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1824. £14.00

  374. Slave Trade AN ACT to extend the Provisions of an Act made in the Forty-sixth Year of His Majesty's Reign, intituled An Act for the more speedy Trial of Offences committed in distant Parts upon the Seas, to the Trial of Offences committed in Africa against the Laws for abolishing the Slave Trade Pages numbered 1009-1011, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1819. £12.00

  375. Slavery COPY OF A LETTER addressed to Anna Braithwaite during her late visit to the American Continent. Shrewsbury, Blackpoint, 6mo, 30th 1824. 2p. 4to, in a neat hand. Says 'the interest thou appeared to feel in the cause of the poor Africans when in conversation upon that subject, at cousin E.B's a few weeks since has induced me to send thee the following...' She then recounts how her sister 'E.H' was travelling near the borders of North Carolina had a conversation with an aged black man in his hut. He recounts how his wife and children had been sold into Georgia, but he 'got religion' fourteen years ago and it had helped him bear his lot 'me don't know mistress what is behind the curtain - had any body told me a white lady would come and talk with me I would not believe them but Mistress in Heaven God makes no difference...' 1824. £35.00
    There is no clue as to the writer.


  376. Smuggling AN ACT to amend the Laws for the Prevention of Smuggling. Pages numbered 1033-1038, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1822. £10.00

  377. Society of Friends, Philadelphia TRANSCRIPT OF CERTIFICATES OF ANCIENT FRIENDS From 1722 to 1753. Philadelphia 8th Month 10th 1830. For my beloved Friend Ann Jones. Transcripts in 4to notebook, in the same hand, marbled wraps, 16 pages, neatly written. The certificates are for Friends who felt called to visit different States, or even countries, and the Meeting attests to their religious conviction and suitability for the undertaking. Six certificates in all, five from the Meeting at Providence in Chester, signed with the names of the Meeting, to Brethren in Maryland, Virginia, Carolina, Barbadoes, Rhode Island, Long Island, New Garden, and one to Providence from the Meeting at Leek, in England. The travellers included Jane Fenn and Elizabeth Levis, in 1722, who 'tho' they are of the weaker sex, and young in the Truth... have the prayers of the faithful, for their strength and preservation in this great undertaking...' Jane Fenn later applied to go to Great Britain. At the end is a letter from the Chester Meeting about the marriage of one of their brothers to a widow from the New Garden Meeting, and a letter to two women on a visit to England from George Mason, Kennet, about the death of a Friend, John Woolmar. 1830. £85.00

  378. Spring Guns, Man Traps AN ACT to prohibit the setting of Spring Guns, Man Traps, and other Engines calculated to destroy human Life, or inflict grievous bodily Harm. 2pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1827. £10.00

  379. The Lake District ORDNANCE SURVEY TOURIST MAP Scale 1" to 1 Mile. Cloth backed. Coloured wraps with illustration by Ellis Martin, cream ground. 1925. £9.00

  380. Transportation of Offenders AN ACT for the Transportation of Offenders from Great Britain. Pages numbered 709-720, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Strahan, 1824. £15.00

  381. Treatment of Lunatics AN ACT for the Regulation of the Care and Treatment of Lunatics. Pages numbered 1221-1263, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre, and William Spottiswoode, 1845. £12.00

  382. Trial of Felonies AN ACT to facilitate the Trial of Felonies committed on board Vessels employed on Canals, Navigable Rivers, and Inland Navigations. Pages numbered 277-278, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Strahan, 1819. £12.00

  383. United States DECORATIVE MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE Folding lithographed 'Marriage Seal', completed in manuscript for the marriage of William Bauer and Catherine O'Neill at Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington. Attractive lithograph at head of couple sailing on a lake, framed in flowers. Size 13" x 9", folding into card wraps. Meyer & Bro., Chicago, 1919. £10.00

  384. Universities of England AN ACT for the better Preservation of Peace and Good Order in the Universities of England. Pages numbered 877-878, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Strahan, 1825. £12.00

  385. Unstead (Prof. J.F) & Taylor (E.G.R) (Edited by) SOUTH AMERICA. FIVE EDUCATIONAL WALL MAPS Phillips Series of Comparative Wall Atlases. Each wall map 44" x 33", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 15" x 12", brass eyelets at corners for hanging. Each map covers Iceland in the North to Columbia in the South. Scale 150 miles = 1". As follows: (i) Climate. November - April. (ii) Density of Population (iii) Economic (iv) Temperature (v) Natural Vegetation. Five items. The London Geographical Institute. n.d. c1950? £40.00

  386. Vaccination AN ACT to extend the Practice of Vaccination. 3pp., 225-227, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament... together with... AN ACT to amend An Act to extend the Practice.... 1841. 2pp. 1840-1. £12.00

  387. Warminster, Frome, Woolverton Roads AN ACT for repairing the Roads from Warminster, and from Frome, to the Bath Road; and from Woolverton to the Trowbridge Road; in the Counties of Wilts and Somerset. 56pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1812. £18.00

  388. West Cornwall Railway, South Devon Railway etc. SELECT COMMITTEE ON GROUP (2) OF RAILWAYS Proceedings of the Committee. Tuesday 21st Map, 1846. Railway Bills comprised in Group (2) 1. Cornwall. 2. West Cornwall. 3. South Devon (No. 2) 4. Taw Vale Extension. 9pp. 1846. £25.00
    I.K. Brunel appeared in support of the West Cornwall Railway Bill.


  389. Whale Fishery AN ACT for continuing the Premiums allowed to Ships employed in the Southern Whale Fishery. 2p. Small folio. Disbound. 1819. £10.00

  390. 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. £18.00

  391. Yorkshire and Derbyshire MAP OF LAND PRESERVED BY THE BRADFIELD GAME ASSOCIATION 1898. Lithographed map, scale 2" to a mile, size 21" x 20", dissected and mounted on linen. Main roads, water features printed in colour, area of Howden Moors coloured yellow, Bradfield Moors in pink. Shows plantations and woods with small trees, reservoirs at Redmires, Strines, Agden, etc. Various points such as 'Luncheon Hut', 'Wet Stones' 'Cakes of Bread' 'New Cross Butts', 'Yorkshire Bridge Inn', etc., and various farms marked. Folding into red cloth-covered boards, with title on front board, cloth darkened. Fowler & Son, Sheffield, 1898. £50.00

  392. Yorkshire, Derbyshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP composite map, made up of quarter sheets. Size 35" x 27", linen-backed and folding into rubbed large 8vo calf boards, the tuck-in flap at the edge of the front board is missing. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Inside the front board is pasted a hand-written 'Reference' with a key to the 6 railways that have been added in different colours in watercolour to the map. Near the Sheffield, Rotherham, Barnsley... Railway south of Tankersley have been added some red dots and numbers. There is no note in the Reference as to what the numbers refer to. A few small browning spots. n.d. c1860. £36.00
    Covers Halifax, Pontefract, Chapel en le Frith, Eckington. Railways in colour include Hull and Barnsley, Sheffield Ashton under Lyne, Huddersfield and Sheffield Junction Railway.



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