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Lesley Aitchison's - Catalogue 98

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

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    Bedfordshire


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


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    Berkshire


  2. Bourton, Watchfield AN ACT for Dividing, Allotting, and inclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows... within the Hamlets of Bourton and Watchfield, in the Parish of Shrivenham... 24pp., plus docket title, separately paginated. Small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1789. £24.00

  3. Shrivenham AN ACT for Dividing, Allotting, and Inclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows... within the Hamlets of Bourton and Watchfield, in the Parish of Shrivenham... 24pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. Separately paginated. Docket title. 1787. £27.00

  4. Windsor Forest Inclosure AN ACT for enlarging the Time for making the Award respecting His Majesty's Allotments under an Act.... for inclosing Windsor Forest; and for extending the Provisions of the said Act. 6pp., small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1816. £12.00


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    Bristol


  5. Ashmead (Geo. C) PLAN OF BRISTOL & ITS SUBURBS, Reduced from the Original Survey of the late J. Plumley With additions by Geo. C. Ashmead. Fine engraved plan, with a vignette view of The Avon with Clifton and the Hot Wells in the top right hand corner, coat of arms bottom right, calligraphic title top left. Reference Tables to Churches and Chapels, Almshouses, principal Inns, and Public Buildings. Explanation of symbols. Summary of the Bristol Dock Act 1803 top right. Overall size of map approx. 24" x 31". plus margins. Scale approx. 1" to 1 furlong. tear in top margin at left, not reaching into border, repaired on verso, another tear in margin top right, reaching about 1" into engraved surface, old repair on verso. Published by G.C. Ashmead, 11 Small Street, Bristol: March 1882. £400.00
    Shows buildings, gardens and nurseries, roads and footpaths (main streets named), parkland, high ground, city boundary. Ashmead published his first plan of Bristol in 1828. This was largely based on the work of Joseph Plumley who died after only issuing the prospectus for his map. This first Ashmead map measured 75" x 58" with a scale of 200 feet = 1 inch. Ashmead went on to issue smaller, reduced scale, plans of Bristol in 1833, 1846, 1855, 1871 and 1882. This plan extends from Redland House in the North to Totterdown in the South, Nightingale Valley in the West to Waverley Buildings, St. Pauls, in the East. It shows the expansion of the city in Easton, St. Paul's, St. Andrew's, and Bedminster, as compared to the earlier editions.

    BAPTIST MILLS BRASS WORKS

  6. Baptist Mills BILL - Thomas's Account of Wages &c paid... Account of the B.M. Compt. from Sept. 29th to October 13th 1711. Manuscript listing 15 items, one side of sheet 12" x 8", with totals for 'Trade' and 'Waggons'. Piece torn from top left corner with loss of a couple of words. Impressed ownership stamp. 1711. £75.00
    Includes 'To the Melters at Baptist Mills... £31.2.0d', 'To the Mill men & Soderers £16.6.6d', 'The Smiths & Labourers £8.4.0d', 'Keinsham Mills ... to the Millmen... £43.13s...' Material relating to the Baptist Mills works is very scarce. The works were started in 1702 by Abraham Darby. An Arthur Thomas, Pewterer, was one of the original group of Quakers who started the works, and a John Thomas was assistant to Abraham Darby - the surname 'Thomas' might possibly refer to either of those men.


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

  8. Bristol Docks AN ACT for completing the Improvement of the Port of Bristol. 31pp., separately paginated, 4to, attractive headpiece with ship and allegorical figures. Docket title on verso of last leaf. 1808. £16.00

  9. Bristol Evening Post and World COMBINED EMERGENCY EDITION December 7th, 1940. 4pp., slightly browned. Folds. Later ownership stamp in top corner. 1940. £12.00
    Headline is 'Historic Bristol Buildings Lost in Blitz... Volunteers Risk Lives to Save Travellers... Another Church Set on Fire'.


  10. Brock & Bruce, Builders & Stone Carvers LETTER BOOK 1887 - 1905. Carbon copies of correspondence on 495 numbered sheets of thin flimsy, sewn into old marbled boards, 4to, half calf, rubbed, cloth spine, indelible ownership stamp on f.e.p. Many of the letters are estimates or bills, for work carried out in Bristol (St Mary Redcliffe, St. Agnes, University College, and other places in the West Country - for example at Queen Camel Church, St Andrews Scotch Church, Bournemouth, Bradley House, Maiden Bradley etc.) Much of their work involved elaborate stone carving: an estimate for work at Emmanuel Church, Clifton says "we propose using Corsham Stone of selected quality for the carved work, in pinnacles, arches, caps.... the columns to be Irish Marble...." Elsewhere he quotes "our price for 3 Lions is £17.l0s". They also carved coats of arms, tracery, etc for other builders, as well as carving wooden furniture, and made terracotta decoration such as a 'Rose Panel' which they sent to be 'baked' to a firm in St. George (one petal and a leaf fell off and had to be stuck on with shellac). Brock also discusses his invention for a kiln for firing stained glass or pottery, for which he had a German patent, and for which he sought an investor. May 1887 - Aug. 1905. £125.00
    For example the estimate for work at Warminster Parish Church was £136, and included wood carving '44 carvings to end of Hammer beams 12" x 10", 6 carvings to Bosses 18" square', and in stone 10 items including '6 gargoyles 7 x 8 x 14 projection... 10 Angel corbels 19 x 10 x 11 projection'. The firm's workshop was at Albert Road, St. Phillips, Bristol.


  11. Clifton & Bristol SOUVENIR ALBUM OF BRISTOL AND CLIFTON 12 pages of photolitho views on extending strip, folding into decorative boards, size 5" x 5", printed with cherub, view of Avon etc., some slight rubbing at corners of boards. c1890. £16.00
    Views include Zoo, Park St., Clifton Down Hotel, Clifton College, etc.


  12. Clifton LETTER regarding the terms of a lease for no. 2 Harley Place. From J. Warne in Clifton to A. Sarel in Surrey St., Strand, London. 1p, 4to, address panel with broken wax seal on verso, Bristol postmark. The letter is in response to a letter from Mr Bernard which is on the first page. 20th July 1831. £12.00
    'Messrs. Hayman and Co. have given an estimate of £45 for the painting and as they intend papering the Drawing Rooms and bed Rooms it will cost from 25 to 30£ more'.


  13. Gardiner, Sons & Co. SPECIMENS OF FIREPLACE SUITES From the Showrooms of Gardiner, Sons & Co., Ltd. 8pp., 4to, wraps, glossy paper, coloured illustrations on each page. Views of Midland Iron Works, Showroom on back wrap. c1935. £12.00

  14. Georges & Co., Bristol Brewery TENANCY AGREEMENTS 1934-46. 21 printed agreements for tenants of pubs and off-licences, with basic information comprising name and address of tenant and address of property, and dates, filled in in ink. Each agreement 3p., folio, folded with docket title, and name of pub or off-licence written in. All but three are in Bristol. 1934-46. £25.00
    Includes the 'British Flag' in Bedminster, the 'Hollybush' Stapleton Road, etc.


  15. Lander (S.J), Sc. ROYAL PROMENADE, VICTORIA SQUARE, CLIFTON W.B. Reed, Builder and Proprietor, Marmont & Lloyd, Architects. Steel engraved vignette view, looking across the gardens with fountain etc. Engraved surface size 4" x 6", plus margins, mounted on sheet of paper, a few grubby marks. Published by J. Burbidge, Regent Place, Clifton. c1850. £8.00

  16. Lander's ELECTORAL DISTRICT MAP OF THE CITY AND COUNTY OF BRISTOL. This Map, (Comprising a Circuit of Nine Miles from the Guildhall,) Includes the Qualifying Residences of the Constituencies of the City of Bristol, Both Parliamentary and Municipal. Accurately Copied from the Ordnance Survey with Additions & Corrections to the Year 1840. Folding engraved map, county boundaries, city boundary, parkland and circle marking the limit of the map hand-coloured, decorative border. Mounted on linen, folding into original 8vo cloth boards, with gilt title to top board, engraved surface measures approx. 19" x 19". Some small tears in cloth down spine, cloth on boards faded, tiny split in paper at four points where folds meet. Bristol: 1840. £95.00

  17. Mouth of the River Avon MOUTH OF THE RIVER AVON. Antique tinted lithograph. Lithographed view size 8" x 11", lacks margins, in a plain ivory mount. c.1840. £25.00
    This view from Penpole Point, with the large sundial in the foreground, shows the mouth of the River Avon, looking towards Somerset, with a few boats including a large sailing ship heading into the Bristol Channel. A small group near the sundial includes a man pointing towards the boat.


  18. Nicholls (J.F) LETTER dated City Library May 13, 1874, to 'My dear Friend' T. Knight, asking him to look through the proof sheets he encloses for omissions and errors 'now the hurry is tremendous to it must go forth with its imperfections...' 1p, 4to, folds. 1874. £10.00

  19. Port Fires AN ACT to remove the Danger of Fire amongst the Ships in the Port of Bristol, by preventing the landing of certain Commodities on the present Quays; and for providing a convenient Quay and proper Places for landing and storing the same.... Black Letter, cover leaf plus 30pp, 4to, disbound, Act of Parliament. First few pages with foxing spots. 1776. £18.00

    LITHOGRAPH VIEWS

  20. Prout (J.S) PICTURESQUE ANTIQUITIES OF BRISTOL. Drawn from Nature and on Stone by J.S. Prout. With an engraved title, an engraved dedication and 29 engraved India Proof plates, slight spotting mainly to margins of plates as usual. Folio, recent marbled boards, morocco label on spine. Bristol; Pub. by George Davey, 1 Broad St. Printed by C. Hullmandel. c185-. £200.00

  21. Riot Compensation AN ACT to enable the Mayor, Aldermen, and Burgesses of the Borough of Bristol to raise a Sum of Money towards discharging the Monies borrowed under the Authority of an Act passed in the Second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty. 4pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1836. £12.00

    BEDMINSTER PUBS

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


  23. Shipping ASSIGNMENT two third parts or shares of all that the good ship or vessel called the Caesar, of the Burthen of Four Hundred Tons, whereof Patrick McDonough is Commander, and now on a Voyage from Bristol to St. Ubes and Newfoundland, together with a proportional part of her Stores, Tackle... and in a certain Policy... James Lockier, of the City of Bristol, Merchant, and Thomas Woodward of the same place, also Merchant, Partners in Trade... to Benjamin Adams of the City of London.... 3p, manuscript, large folio, folded with docket title. 1786. £28.00

  24. St. Mary Redcliffe Church PHOTOGRAPH showing the church with the truncated spire before restoration. Size 6" x 8", pasted onto thin card. Late 1860's. £26.00
    The restoration of the spire was completed in 1872, so this photograph pre-dates the start of the restoration work. Two very small girls are standing by the stone pillars at the entrance to the churchyard.


  25. Stokes Croft TRADE CARD Full Moon Hotel, North St. and Stokes Croft, Seat Post Chaises, Landaus, Hearses and Mourning Coaches to any part of the Kingdom. Jas. Waltr. Thomas begs to assure Those Traders and Commercial Gentlemen... that no expense is spared... Finely engraved card, size 3" x 4", in attractive variety of lettering styles, fine view of the very large premises, railing in front, people walking by. Some light soiling, small number '27' written in ink at right hand margin, printed poem from a newspaper stuck to verso. Underwood, sc. Bristol. c1865. £18.00
    The Full Moon dates back to the early years of the 18th century. It changed its name from 'Inn' to 'Hotel' in 1865.


  26. Temple Street MEMORANDUM OF AN AGREEMENT made this 24th day of Septm. 1723 that Samuel Wilkins shall have a Lease of a tenement in Temple Street late in the tenure of Saml. Tuder.... twenty five pounds fine and two Guineas to be spent at Sealing.... 1p., sm. folio, signed Wilkins and 5 others. 1723. £15.00

  27. Theatre Royal PLAYBILL December 31st 1866, and January 1-5, 1867. Printed with large type-faces on thin paper, size 30" x 10". Advertising 'The Grand Comic Christmas Pantomime Robin Hood!' Lists in detail the 15 Scenes, including Scene 11 which is 'Exterior View of The New Theatre-Royal, Bristol. Photo-magico - Clown's new process - Speaking Likeness' etc., and concluding with 'Hanging Gardens of Fairyland'. Small area of wear at one point in right margin, with slight loss of paper. Printed at the Mercury and Daily Post Offices, Broad St. 1866. £22.00
    Several of the scenes include Harlequin, Columbine, and Pantaloon.


  28. William George's & Sons OLD AND CURIOUS Catalogue of Old and Curious Literature. Book catalogue, 36pp., 8vo, original wraps. 1897. £6.00

  29. Wilmer & Sons, Builders Merchants, Victoria St. YALE Some Interesting facts about Yale Products. Small booklet, 5" x 3", 31pp., illustrations of locks, and view of Yale factory at Stamford. c1920. £4.00

  30. Woodworkers PRICE LIST C. Jennings & Co., General Woodworkers, Timber Merchants, Sawing, Turning & Moulding Mills. 1907. 132pp., size 7" x 5", decorative wraps, which are slightly grubby. Illustrated throughout. 1907. £34.00
    Includes various shop fronts, shop front pilasters, porches, bannisters and newel posts, church and chapel furniture such as rostrums, woodblock flooring, bay windows.



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    Cheshire


  31. Appleton AUCTION POSTER. Desirable Freehold Land In Appleton, in the County of Chester. To be Sold by Auction, at the house of Mr Peter Eaton, the sign of the Cat & Lion, in Stretton.... On Monday, the 11th Day of August, 1823.... Size approx. 18" x 13", very slight off-setting, couple of folds. Kent, Printer, Northwich. 1823. £26.00

  32. Swire (W) and Hutchings (W.F) A MAP OF THE COUNTY PALATINE OF CHESHIRE Divided into Hundreds and Parishes, From an Actual Survey Made in the Years 1828 and 1829 by W. Swire and W.F. Hutchings, London. Engraved by J. Dower, Cumming Place, Pentonville, London. Engraved map, fully hand-coloured, size 38" x 52", dissected and mounted on linen, edges bound with green silk tape (missing from edge of one section). Scale three quarters of an inch to 1 mile. Large title, large vignette view of Chester Cathedral bottom right, Explanation bottom left, compass rose. Some brownish off-setting in area of title, a few foxing spots in Irish Sea area top left. Map folding to size 10" x 6", inserted in rubbed calf slipcase in the form of a book, calf chipped and worn, pieces of calf missing from spine, leather label with title chipped at edge. Major part of the surface of the marbled paper has been torn away on one of the endpapers. Published by Henry Teesdale & Co., 302 High Holborn, July 1st 1830. £750.00

  33. Whitehurst (John) ACCOUNT OF A MACHINE FOR RAISING WATER executed at Oulton, in Cheshire, in 1772. In a Letter from Mr. John Whitehurst to Dr. Franklin. 3pp., 4to, plus engraved folding plan. Disbound, from the 'Philosophical Transactions.' 1775. £18.00
    The machine was installed at the seat of Philip Egerton Esq., for the 'service of a brewhouse and other offices'.



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    Cornwall


  34. Allom (T) DOLCOATH COPPER MINE Camborne, Cornwall. Steel engraving, size 4" x 6", plus margins. Shows machinery and buildings of the mine with women breaking ore etc. Margins rather spotty, waterstain top right corner, not obtruding onto engraving. c1850. £7.00

  35. Blisland AGREEMENT for transfer of Hawkstor China Clay Works to a proposed Limited Company. Manuscript, 5p., small folio, folded with docket title. Signed by four parties with small seals. 1880. £24.00

  36. Bodmin area ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXX. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Printed surface 24" x 37". 2" marginal tear, repaired neatly on verso. Published 5th Jany. 1813. Edmunds Wycombe watermark 1823. £48.00
    Corresponds to Margary State 5. Covers Bodmin, Padstow, Holywell Bay, St. Juliott, Lostwithiel.


  37. Brimmell (John) Printer LAUNCESTON WEEKLY NEWS Cornwall and Devon Advertiser. No. 982, Feb. 6, 1875. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp, slight wear at fold on first page, a couple of old sellotape repairs to small tears, one longer unrepaired tear. 1875. £10.00
    Numerous adverts for local firms on front page.


  38. Calstock CONVEYANCE of a share in a messuage erected near the Lock and Basin of the Canal at Calstock, erected as a Grist Mill, lately used as a paper mill, and now unoccupied, together with the machinery and fixtures and a piece of land adjoining, Thomas Knight of Tavistock, Ironfounder, to Thomas Knight of Calstock, Builder. Vellum, 23" x 30", two wax seals. 1865. £18.00
    Thomas Knight and others had purchased the property from the Proprietors of the Tamar Manure Navigation.


  39. Calstock CONVEYANCE in fee of a share in an orchard at Gunnis Lake in Calstock, Edwin Hoblyn Pedler, and Houghton Vivian, to Thomas Knight, of Gunnis Lake, Carpenter. Vellum, size 24" x 30", 3 wax seals. Some light browning of vellum, outside where title is very dusty. 1849. £12.00

  40. Carnbrea MANUSCRIPT PLAN showing mines. Size approx 39" x 54", in ink and 6 colours on fine cotton, folded, scale 'Ordnance Survey 1/2500th'. Shows the area centred on Carnbrea Mine, from Cooks Kitchen Mine in the S.W. to Union Workhouse and Carnbrea, and Carnbrea Castle in the West, indicating mine buildings, railway and tramway, watercourses and areas of water at mines, many named shafts. Fields etc. numbered, hachures indicate uneven ground. Areas round Carnbrea Mine and Cooks Kitchen surrounded by boundary lines, and large areas shaded green. n.d. c1890. £100.00
    Also covers Wheal Providence, Tincroft, New Cooks Kitchen, Barncoose Mines.

    HAND-COLOURED TO SHOW ADITS AND LODES

  41. Carnbrea, Illogan, Pool ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXIII.2 and sheets to the south, scale 1/2500. Zincographed & Published at the Ordnance Survey Office Southampton 1880. Size approx. 50" x 38", backed with linen and mounted on mahogany roller. Hand coloured to show houses and mine buildings, water courses and small areas of water at the mines, and many adits and loads, with level measurements, in black, greeen, yellow, purple and blue. The names of the major lodes 'New North Lode', 'South Lode', 'North Tincroft Lode' marked in large decorative lettering. A small area near the stream works in the East is coloured pink and marked 'Leased to the Tailings Co.', and a larger area between Pool and Wheal Tehidy has been coloured and marked with a boundary dated 31st Aug. 1897. The names of various shafts not indicated on the O.S. map have been added in ink. Paper slightly ragged and chipped at edges at top 6" of map. With embossed stamp of Camborne School of Mines and date '4.10.07'. Surveyed 1877, Reprint 1900. Annotated with mine information c1907. £120.00
    The main mines concerned are Wheal Tehidy, East Pool & Agar, Barncoose, North & South Crofty. The area covers Paynter's Lane End in the North to Penhellick in the South.


  42. Cornwall Minerals Railway Company PRINTED LETTER to shareholders. Saying the Liquidators will remit the dividend, and they should send stock certificates in for verification. 1p., 4to, attached is printed letter acknowledging certificate, with manuscript inserts with name of holder, amount, date. 1896. £10.00
    The Company lasted from 1873 to 1896 when it was amalgamated with the GWR.


  43. East Wheal Rose Limited BANKERS' RECEIPT for the balance of £5 due on 20 Shares in East Wheal Rose Ltd. Printed, oblong 8vo., printed with name of company in large letters. Stamp. 1881. £6.00

  44. Grenville United Mines MEMORANDUM AND ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION of Grenville United Mines Limited. Daniel & Thomas, Camborne. 43pp., folio, wraps, folded once vertically with docket title. Together with printed Debenture, and typescript Second Debenture. 1919. £26.00

  45. Gwinear DEMISE for 2000 years of the estate of Taskus in Gwinear for securing £500, Robert Osborne to Revd. Henry Penneck. Large vellum sheet, engraved heading. Wax seal, receipt for sum on verso, with another wax seal. 1848. £12.00

  46. Helston AFFADAVITS OF DEBT 37 affadavits of debt, sworn at Helston before the Mayor, 1739-48. 4to, manuscript, signed by the Mayor, impressed tax stamps. States sum owed for 'Goods Sold and Delivered in the Borough of Helston'. 1739-48. £140.00

  47. Helston COMPLAINT of Grace, Eleanor and Margaret Gill, Executrixes of the will of Robert Gill, Surgeon, against William Knuckey in a Plea of Trespass. Two and a half pages, folio, manuscript, closely written a small hand, outlining the Case. Attached is a list of 23 Jurors, with a cross by those who were sworn. c1770. £18.00
    A note at the end says the defendant was called 3 times but did not appear. The case concerned a promissory note.


  48. Helston HELSTON CHURCH PROVIDENT SOCIETY Rules. Small folio sheet, printed on one side only, title printed in attractive 'shadowed' type.... together with.... Annual Report of the Helston Provident Society. 1865. Small folio sheet, listing subscribers with amount given, cash account. Penaluna, Helston, Printer. c1865. £16.00
    Lists eleven rules about eligibility etc., e.g. 'Those Parents who neglect Public Worship... and withold their children from Holy baptism... shall have no addition made to their Deposits from the Funds of the Society.' The Society hepled the poor of the town with clothing and coals.


  49. Helston, Borough of ABSTRACT OF ACCOUNT For the Year Ending 31st August, 1874. N. Trengrouse, Treasurer. Printed in large type, size 12" x 20", folds. Shows Receipts from Tolls, Borough Rate etc., and Expenditure on Salaries, Gaol Maintenance of Prisoners, Police etc. 1874. £28.00
    'Police and Constables' cost £110 16s. 5d.


  50. Hobson (Dr. G. Vernon) REPORT ON A COPPER PROSPECT at Saint Erth, Cornwall. Eight A4 sheets of typescript, typed on one side only, plus 2p, fastened with a paper clip, of comments on report by W.T. Harry, with a copy of Symon's Plan of Wheal Alfred district. 17th April 1956. The report considers the geology of the area, the Old Wheal Squire workings, and the question of arrangements to be made with freeholders. With copies of 2 folding sections of Wheal Squire (1" = 200'), 1944, a copy of Cornwall Ordnance Survey Sheets LXIX 9 & 10 showing old working with lodes etc. marked in red ink, and Sheet LXIX.S.W. Geological Survey l908, coloured, area of Wheal Squires inked in, stain on bottom margin.... With.... LICENCE TO PROSPECT FOR MINERALS in the Parish of St. Erth, in the County of Cornwall together with an option for a lease. John Francis Godolphin, Duke of Leeds, to William Harry of Penzance, Mining Engineer. 12p folio, typewritten, margins ruled in red, sewn with tape at edge. Includes large-scale folding plan of area on linen, size 15" x 23", showing shafts etc. Signed by Duke of Leeds. 1956. £65.00

  51. Kitchin (Thos) A NEW IMPROVED MAP OF CORNWALL from the Best Surveys and Intelligences Divided into its Hundreds. Shewing the several Roads and true Measured Distances between Town & Town. Also the Rectories and Vicarages the Parks & Seats of the Nobility & Gentry with other useful Particulars Regulated by Astronomical Observations. Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline, size 21" x 27", with attractive title cartouche, with figures, mining tools etc., inset of Isles of Scilly, dedication to Lord Edgecumb, list of Earls of Cornwall, brief descriptions of major towns. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 8vo. 8" tear in linen between sections bottom left, and some other tears in linen between sections, approx. 2" long. Paper sound, but very slightly darkened. Printed for Carington Bowles in St. Pauls Church Yard & Robt. Sayer in Fleet Street. n.d. c1790. £70.00
    `This map is by far the most impressive and attractive map of Cornwall to appear in a complete atlas of the 18th century....' Quixley. There were several reprints between 1755 and 1794 and Quixley mentions no differences between these later editions.

    WHEAL GOLDEN LEAD AND SILVER MINE

  52. Perranzabuloe DRAFT ASSIGNMENT of Agreement for Lease of the Wheal Golden Mine, Mr. James George to Mr. William Hunter and another, in trust for the proprietors of the Mine. 3p., folio, plus outer sheet with docket title. Draft, with some amendments... together with... Draft Deed of Covenant respecting the Wheal Golden and Wheal Bear Consolidated Mines. 4p., folio. Draft, with the names of parties left blank. 2 items. 1822. £65.00
    Mentions the new sett of 'the Wheal Golden Lead and Silver Mine' granted by Robert and Samuel Hoblyn in 1820.


  53. Polbreen Mine (St. Agnes) LETTER from Charles Rawlinson in Newton, Glamorganshire to Dr. John Spurgin M.D. authorising him to sell on his behalf 125 Polbreen Mining Shares and 15 United Macambas & Cocacs Brazilian Mining Shares, subject to the approval of Henry Lancaster Esq. 1p., 4to, note on verso of blank conjoint leaf saying he has received the shares from Spurgin. 1838. £8.00

  54. Polgooth Tin Mine PLAN title in large letters 'Polgooth Tin Mine'. Printed in green and red, showing named lodes and courses, numbered fields, buildings in red, village of Newmill, size 8" x 13", folds, minor tear at fold. c1880. £22.00
    Possibly printed for inclusion in a prospectus or something similar.


  55. Prince Royal Mine TWO PLANS Prince Royal Mine. Two drawings on cartridge paper, size 21" x 30", both headed 'Prince Royal Mine', scale 1:300, one showing simple Plan, with Watson's shaft etc., the other Longitudinal Section and Cross Section. Both have compass rose. In pen and pink and green wash. L. Buckney, May 1932. £22.00
    Presumably prepared by a student. A teacher has marked a slightly misaligned labelling with a pencil note.


  56. St. Just BOND A Bill binding Thomas Lanyon of St. Just, Yeoman, to pay £204. to Humphrey Pascoe of St. Ives, Merchant. 1p. sm. folio, blank adjoining leaf with docket title and note on interest on verso, small wax seal, signed Lanyon and witnessed by Wm. Usticke, Jn. Harvey, D. Keskey. 1728. £22.00

  57. St. Minver REPORT by W. Courtenay relating to a case about the estate of William Sandys, between William Sandys Sandys an Infant and Charles Rashleigh, Edward Coode, and others. Manuscript on 4 pages, large folio, plus Schedules on 10 pages listing amounts received and paid in the account of the testator. 1821. £24.00
    Includes many rents for named properties, tithes, money paid to butcher, footman, mason, funeral expenses, court expenses for Namboll Manor, etc.


  58. Stokes (H. Sewell) LETTER on headed notepaper of Clerk of the Peace, Bodmin, dated 23rd Jany. 1871, to a Mr. Wilkinson (apparently a clergyman), 3p, 8vo (52 lines in all). He thanks Mr. Wilkinson for his kind comments on the poems, and goes on to explain how he came to write them. 1871. £25.00
    He says his early verses were 'just as wild as Swinburne's.... I never altered a coarse or impure expression. But educated so peculiarly as I was, removed from School in England at 15, and then placed under Spanish, French & Italian teachers at Gibraltar for 3 years and taking the whole range of Rousseau & others of that school, it was not to be wondered at that I became wild in politics & on more serious matters.' The poems mentioned were presumably 'Rhymes from Cornwall', published in 1871.


  59. Surveyor of Weights and Balances, Hundred of Kirrier INFORMATION AGAINST AND CONVICTION of William Pascoe for giving false weights. 2 pages, small folio, printed with manuscript inserts. On the left page is 'The Information and Complaint of Benjamin Moon Surveyor of Weights and Balances.... ' that he visited the shop and found weights deficient 'contrary to the Standard of the Exchequer'. On second page is the conviction and sentence at the Petty Sessions for Helston. Signed by the Surveyor, and 2 J.P.'s, folded with docket title... together with... similar items for John Blake, William Stirrup, Joseph Veysey, John Polgase, Ann Pascoe, Thomas Blee. 7 items altogether. Penaluna, Printer, Helston. 1805. £35.00

  60. Trevithick Society Published by ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE Of Pumping & Winding Engines... Cornish and Other Boilers... Manufactured by Williams' Perran Foundry Co... Facsimile reprint of catalogue, 36pp., large 4to, printed wraps, historical note inside back wrap. Splash mark in margin of front wrap. 1976. £8.00

  61. Wheal Agar, Illogan PETITION in the Stannary Court Joseph Carne, John Vivian, Henry Harvey, Thomas Phillips Tyacke, Walter Borlase and others, Co-Adventurers in Wheal Vor Mine, against George Swan, Purser of Wheal Agar, for money due to them for the supply of engines, goods etc. to Wheal Agar. 3p, folio, in MS. Small blue stamp of Stannary Court, with signature of J. Borlase. 1848. £30.00


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  62. Matlock area CHEMIST'S PRESCRIPTION BOOKS AND DAY BOOKS Six volumes covering the period 1862 - 1913. Comprising: (i) Day Book. May 1862 - August 1864. 538p., narrow folio, half calf, rubbed. A few leaves torn out, in two places. Records items sold, on a daily basis, with name of purchaser. Items include linseed oil, gunpowder, ginger, soft soap, salts of lemon, corks, potions made up by him (giving list of ingredients), sheep dipping powder, salt petre, castor oil. (ii) A similar volume for May 1871 - March 1873. 355p. (iii) A similar volume for 1873 - 1875. 370p. These three volumes appear to be in the same hand, although the writing is more untidy in the last volume, and the convention of naming the days of the week in Latin ('die martis' etc.) runs throughout. (iv) A similar volume for 1873 - 1882. 424p. Vellum boards, front board stained and detatched, back board with vellum surface torn away, a few leaves of the Index loose and worn. (v) Prescription Book 'B'. Indelible stamp of Richard Clay, Chemist, Druggist, Cromford. June 1885 - Jan. 1904. 8vo notebook listing prescriptions, with ingredients (Cascar. Sag., Glycerine, etc.) each numbered, with a date, name of patient, place of abode, and doseage etc. Index of customers at end. 230p., Boards stained, inner hinge broken. (vi) Prescription Book 'C'. Small folio ledger, half calf, rubbed, gilt label 'Prescription Book' on spine. 'Thomas Nicklinson May 1876' written on front endpaper, small indelible stamp of Marsden, Chemists, Cromford, below that. The first 22 pages are headed 'Prescriptions Derby', and seems to be copies of prescriptions in random order, mainly 1870's and 80's, in a neat hand. There follows 'Prescription Book C' for Cromford. Jan. 1904 - 1913. 34p., in a different hand. The rest of the ledger has been used for very untidy accounts of items sold etc. in the 1930's and 40's. 1862-1913. £220.00
    The Chemist was in Cromford. Richard Clay appears in the Censuses of 1861 and 1871 as a Chemist & Druggist in Market Place, Cromford. Thomas Nicklinson appears as a Druggist in Derby in the 1881 Census. Customers are recorded from Cromford, Middleton, Matlock Bath, Matlock Bank, Wirksworth, and other places, often with occupation or address, e.g. 'Mr Frank Repton, Signal Man', 'Mr Simons, Paper Mill', 'Parker, Glazier, Cromford (who bought a gallon of linseed oil), 'Mr Drabble, Saw Mills, Cromford', 'Coach Man, Willersley Castle'.


  63. Stanton A SCHEDULE OF DEEDS Etc., belonging certain Estates the Property of Hill Carr Sough Partners. 1793. 2p., folio, folded with docket title. Lists indentures from 1769-1793, beginning with 'plan of Hill Carr Sough &c on vellum by Mr. Jno. Nuttall in 1769'. 1793. £40.00
    Refers to 'certain Mines and Groves of Lead Ore with all the Rakes etc. And all other Lead Works etc. then opened or that shou'd or might be thereafter opened...' Includes purchases of grounds for driving levels etc.



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    SIR THOMAS PHILLIPPS MANUSCRIPT

  64. (Anon) EXTRACTS FROM THE ITINERARY OF JOHN LELAND THE ANTIQUARY Manuscript copied from the second edition, Oxford 1745, of sections of the work referring to Devon. 75p, 4to, written in a fine copperplate hand on rectos only, within red ruled borders, with page and volume references for each extract. A few small marginal notes in a different hand. At the other end of the book are 38p, in a different hand, of extracts relating to Devon from 'Maddox's History and Antiquities of the Exchequer' (1769), listing fines, amercements, etc., with page references. A note on a blank leaf states 'What is wrote on this side of the Book I have examind with Sr. William Poles MSS now in my Custody.' Full calf, rubbed, gilt title, portions of calf torn away at top hinge and corners, with some minor worming of boards at hinge. Numerous blanks. 'Phillipps MSS 9648' in ink on f.e.p., with small printed label on spine with this number. Name of Edward Windeatt on front end paper. n.d. Probably copied circa 1800. £160.00

  65. Ashburton TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet CXIV N.E (much of Ashburton, Buckfast), and CIX S.W (Bickington, West Ogwell). Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 17", plus margins. Trace of central vertical fold in first map. Revision of 1904 with additions in 1938. £18.00

  66. Barnstaple TRANSFER OF MORTGAGE of a house in Litchdon, Charles Carter and George Wilkey to Mary Bealey and Trustee. Large paper sheet, 4 wax seals. 1828. £10.00

  67. Black Torrington RELEASE in Fee of Lands in the Parish of Black Torrington, Peter Paige of South Molton to Joseph Chapman of Black Torrington Refers to a tenement called Chill or Chilla, and lands called Plantation and The Field. 3 vellum sheets, size 25" x 31", on the last sheet is a schedule of 15 deeds from 1797-1824. Some spotting in parts. 1826. £17.00

  68. Burrington RELEASE of the Legacy or Sum of £100 given by the Will of Sarah Davie deceased, James Babbage and Joan his Wife and their Children. Single sheet of paper, 21" x 25", signed by ten parties with small wax seals, numerous signed receipts on verso. Some splits at folds, outside where titled browned. 1830. £8.00
    Refers to a bequest of money to be invested and the interest paid to Sarah's daughteers Grace, Nelly and Joan.


  69. Caroline Wheal Prosper, Buckfastleigh PETITION in the Stannary Court, of John Ellis, against James Rickard, Mine Agent, for money owed to him for work as a labouring miner. 2pp., folio; affadavit of Rickard that he had attended the auction of the machinery of the mine and had purchase the water wheel and other equipment for £90 on behalf of Mr. Marshall of Leeds, and that he had not seen any notice posted at the mine of an injunction preventing the sale. 1p, folio; letter from the Bailiff at Buckfastleigh saying that 3 men have been at the mine taking down pulleys, balance bob etc., bought at the auction; two affadavits of John Ellis, of money owed to him for his work as a labouring miner, another affadavit of posting the injunction at the Blacksmith's shop. Loosely inserted is a news-cutting with advert for sale of Materials at the Mine, 24th Aug. 1859, with a note in the margin that it is the document 'A' referred to in the Affadavit. All documents with Stannary stamp, tied at corner with tape. 9 documents in all. 1859. £48.00
    This mine was opened for tin in about 1854 and 'it evidently did not achieve great importance and there are no records of yields'. H. Harris, 'Industrial Archaeology of Dartmoor.'


  70. Collumpton AN ACT for Inclosing Lands in the Manor of Allerpeverell, in the Parish of Collumpton, in the County of Devon. 13pp, drop-head title, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1810. £16.00

  71. Dart (Lewis J.), Grocer, Draper, Black Torrington ACCOUNT BOOK 1897-1905. 507 pages of entries, in a ledger size 12" x 6", cloth boards, morocco spine, morocco chipped and worn, edges of boards rubbed. Each page is headed with customer's name, village, sometimes with occupation, with an index of names at the front. There are 5 bills with Lewis Dart's printed heading loosely inserted. A few pages loose. 1897-1905. £70.00
    Records sales of an interesting mixture of groceries, haberdashery and clothes, for example, oatmeal, maize, cinammon, fowls, tapioca, and velveteen, corsets, silk gloves, 'jade for mother's hat', lace, etc. Customers are at Sheepwash, Shebbear, Upcott Barton, Gorbett, Buckland as well as 'Town'.


  72. Elliot Thomas (W) TORQUAY BY THE SEA An illustrated Souvenir, by W. Elliot Thomas M.J.I. 32 plates, a few with two or three views on one plate. Maroon boards with gilt title, size 8" x 11", slightly rubbed down spine, back board partly faded. Inside joint broken at point after a few leaves, but stitching sound. Descriptive text opposite each view. c1900. £20.00

  73. Exeter and Exmouth Railway AN ACT to amend the Acts relating to the Exeter and Exmouth Railway Company. 3pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1848. £10.00

  74. Exeter BILLS for building work for the Feoffees of St. Petrock. Comprises seven bills of Thomas Gale, Builder, Commercial Road, for work at the Magdalen Alms Houses, and General Property, 1880 - 1888, all but one folio (8 pages); 3 bills of H. Marks, Builder & Undertaker, for work at Paul St., Higher St., 1881. 3p., folio, 1p., 4to. All bills with printed headings. 1880-88. £14.00
    Includes plumbing, repair to chimneys, whitewashing etc.


  75. Exeter Gaslight and Coke Company AN ACT to empower the Exeter Gaslight and Coke Company to acquire further lands for the extension of their works, and to raise additional Capital.... 11pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1878. £8.00

  76. Exeter Shire Hall AN ACT for taking down the Shire Hall of the County of Devon, and for building a new Shire Hall in a more commodious Manner. Black Letter. Cover leaf + 12pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1773. £18.00

  77. Exmouth and District Waterworks Company AN ACT for conferring further powers upon the Exmouth and District Waterworks Company. 10pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1892. £8.00

  78. Exmouth and East Budleigh and District Waterworks Company AN ACT to authorise the Exmouth Urban District Council to purchase the undertaking of the Exmouth and District Waterworks Company and to supply water within their district and the parish of East Budleigh.... 28pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1900. £9.00

  79. Farington (J) after L. Byrne VIEW AT LYNMOUTH. Etching, size approx 6" x 9", slightly dusty, couple of brown spots in right hand margin. By L. Byrne after J. Farington, publ. T. Cadell. 1822. £12.00
    Somers Cocks's Devon Topographical Prints. No 1588.


  80. Great Torrington, St. Giles, etc. DEMISE of properties in St. Giles and Great Torrington, Mary Rolle to Henry Rolle and Henry Stevens. 5p, folio, fastened at top left with pin, last leaf worn, with holes and loss of some text, other leaves sound. Note in Latin at the end that this is a true copy, signed by two witnesses. On verso of 4th leaf are lists of expenses - gloves, lace, beef, tea etc. 1648. £25.00
    Refers to properties called East and West Seabanger and Kingscott in St. Giles, the Barton of Beckington, Moortowne and Beame in Great Torrington, with named occupiers.


  81. Gulley (W) MAP OF THE LANDS OF THE LATE JOHN CARPENTER ESQ. in the Parish of Milton Abbot, by W. Gulley. Manuscript map in ink and a small amount of colour, on vellum, size 29" x 32", edges bound with silk tape, folded. Scale 4 chains = 1 inch. Large decorative title, compass rose, scale bar. Water features, buildings, and main roads in pale colour. Shows buildings at Ford, Hardicott, Tuell, Youngcott, Beckadon. Fields shown, each with a number. A few field boundaries have been struck through with small red ink lines at a later date. Three small light browning stains along some folds. n.d. c1850? £65.00

  82. Hartland CERTIFICATE of Land Tax Redemption, Office Copy, of William Bickford Jackson and Walter Clerk, Commissioners, of the lands of the Hospital of King James in Charterhouse, Middlesex. 2p., folio, with small schedule of lands, which include Impropriate Rectory of Hartland, tenements of Baxworthy and Blagdon, North Gate. Paper browned along part of two folds, with repaired tear. 1799, Copy made 1842.. £8.00

  83. Ilfracombe PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Estate in the Beautiful Neighbourhood of Ilfracombe, to be Sold by Auction... September 8th, 1871... Lot One... Common Hill House... Commanding Sea and Land Views of Great Extent and Beauty. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title, which is spotty. Repaired splits at some folds. 1871. £14.00

  84. Little Torrington, Buckland Brewer, Shebbear, Frithelstock, etc. COVENANT to levy a Fine and Declaring the Uses, Henry Stevens and Sarah Bridget his wife, to John Glubb. Three vellum sheets, 22" x 30", signed by the Stevens' with armorial seals. 1791. £34.00
    Refers to Stevens' marriage settlement with the then Sarah Marwood of Avishays, Somerset, and the provision to be made if Stevens should die before her. The very long list of named properties are summarised at the end as 'the Manors of Corrys and Addiport, eighty messuages, thirty stables, thirty barns, two water corn mills, eighty gardens, thirty orchards one thousand acres of land, one thousand acres of meadow... common of pasture and turbary...'


  85. Lord Rolle THE MORNING CHRONICLE London Tuesday October 18, 1825. Broadsheet newspaper, 4p., some splits at folds, containing correspondence from 'The Barnstaple Herald' about a dispute between Lord Rolle and Charles Roberts who owned land near Stevenstone and whom Lord Rolle had publicly accused of shooting hares on his estate at Stevenstone. One and a half columns on back page, which someone has marked with a red cross. 1825. £8.00

  86. Meeth Nr. Hatherleigh BOND of Henry Abell to John and Thomas Webber, all Yeomen of Meeth, in the sum of two hundred pounds. Printed sheet, folded, with MS details, sm. folio, wax seal, signed by Abell and two witnesses, blank adjoining leaf. 1 page added in manuscript (23 lines) relating to the forthcoming marriage of Henry Abell and Ann Webber and the settlement of a farm called Balls and Bridges in Morton. 1809. £20.00

  87. Newton Abbot ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet CIX S.E. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 13" x 17" plus margins, on stiff paper. Contours in red. Provisional edition, with additions in 1838. £12.00

  88. Newton Abbot, Kingskerswell, Coombeinteignhead PARTICULARS, WITH PLANS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Valuable Fully-Licensed Free Hotel, Freehold & Leasehold Dwelling Houses, Rich Accommodation Land and Other Desirable Properties, For Sale by Auction at the 'Queen's Hotel', Newton Abbot, May 27th, 1898... 9pp., folio, printed wraps, very large folding coloured plan. Ink splash and some dustmarking in right margin of front wrap. 1898. £60.00
    Includes the properties 'Hilly House', 'Elmbank', 'Rock Cottage', nos. 1 and 2 Wellington Place in Kingskerswell, 'Quarry Cottages', the Goodwill in the Sand, Gravel and Flint Quarries in Coombeinteignhead, 'The Queen's Hotel', and 132 Queen St. in Newton Abbot.

    FIRST EDITION ORDNANCE SURVEY

  89. Ordnance Survey ORDNANCE SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN. PART THE IId. Containing nearly the Whole of Devonshire, Part of Somersetshire, Part of Devonshire, Part of Glamorganshire, and the Eastern Part of Cornwall Comprised in lates No. 20,21,22,23,24,25,26,27. Eight sheets, copperplate engravings, sewn in original buff wrappers, size 27" x 41", octagonal label on front wrap, with circle decoration in border, small Index map beneath showing the 7 sheets. Scale 1in. to 1 mile. The sheets are printed with borders on some sides only, such that they would fit together to form a single map with a border around. Published by Lt. Col. Mudge, Tower, Engraved at the Drawing Room in the Tower by Benjn. Baker & Assistants... The Writing by Eben. Bourne. 11th Octr. 1809. £780.00
    Sheets 21, 25, 26, 27 correspond to Margary State 2; 20 and 22 correspond to Margary State 3, and Sheets 23 and 24 to Margary State 4. An exceptionally clean and crisp copy.


  90. Peters Marland NINE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Scale 25.344 inches to 1 mile. Sheets SS 5312, 5412, 5012, 4913, 5013, 4912, 4812, 4911, 4811. Each sheet 18" x 17", plus margins. Nine items. 1956. £25.00
    Covers Merton Mill, Newberry, Greatwood, Winscott Farm, Eastwood, etc.


  91. Pilton SCHEDULE of Deeds and Writings relating to dwelling houses and lands formerly of Nicholas Thomas and Abel Wantner. Manuscript, 1p, sm. folio, folded, detailing deeds from 1728-1780. 1829. £14.00
    Relates to 'two messuages or Cottar Houses' at Littebourne in Pilton.


  92. Plymouth area FOUR ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet CXXIII S.W & S.E (Mount Edgcumbe, Mount Batten, Sutton Harbour), Sheet CXXIII N.E (Devonport, Lipson, Compton Gifford), CXIV.S.E. (Buckfastleigh, Hood Ball, Woolston Green).and Sheet CXX N.E (Rattery, Tigley). All scale 6" to 1 mile, quarter sheets, approx. 13" x 18", plus wide margins, first three sheets Provisional Editions, with additions to 1938, with some printing in red, last sheet Second Edition of 1902. 1930's. £30.00

  93. Plymouth Devonport and South-western Junction Railway Company AN ACT for vesting in the Plymouth Devonport and South-western Junction Railway Company the powers conferred by the Devon and Cornwall Central Railway Act 1882 and for the abandonment of a portion of the Railway authorised by that Act and for the Dissolution of the Devon and Cornwall Central Railway Company.... 8pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1884. £10.00

  94. Plymouth Dock AN ACT to enable certain Persons, during the Minority of Sir John Saint Aubyn Baronet, to renew and grant Leases of Lands, and to sell other Lands, all at Plymouth Dock, in the County of Devon, for the Use of His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors.... 16pp, small folio, disbound, plus cover leaf. 1774. £14.00
    Lists the lands concerned, for example 'that Field called Woodend Field... adjoining... Point Field, situate at Keyham Point...'


  95. Powderham Castle AN ACT for authorizing the raising, by Mortgage of the Estates devised by the Will of the Right Honourable William late Earl of Devon, a limited Sum of Money.... for the Repair and Restoration of the Castle of Powderham, and the Buildings belonging thereto.... 27pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1842. £18.00

  96. River Tavy HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF BEDFORD & SIR RALPH LOPES Boundaries of the River Tavy. 3p., folio, of rough notes on the disputed boundary, recording statements of various people interviewed about their memory of fishing rights. Folded with docket title. Refers to a period at the beginning of the 19th century. Paper watermarked 1822. £24.00
    'Richd. Sampson: has often fished as far down as below the Virtuous Lady Mine... by Mr. Bray's orders...', 'Sir F. Drake's family took a Lease of Abbots Weir... entry in books'.


  97. Rowe (G), Drawn and Published by TORQUAY from Park Terrace. Lithograph with subtle touches of hand colouring. Size 6" x 8", plus margins, laid on to card. Margins slightly grubby. c1840. £18.00
    Attractive view looking across harbour with ships, people seated on wall in foreground.


  98. Sampford Peverell, Burliscombe, and Halberton AN ACT for Inclosing certain Commons and Waste Lands, in the Parishes of Sampford Peverell, Burliscombe, and Halberton.... 19pp, disbound, drop-head title, signs where once folded, slight spotting, Act of Parliament. 1809. £16.00

  99. Sidmouth PARTICULARS of the Valuable Freehold Residential Property known as Pauntley, Sidmouth, comprising an attractive Georgian House... Picturesque Cottage, Well-Timbered Pleasure Gardens... Fine Building Site... for Sale by Auction... 15th June, 1939. 7pp., 8vo, stiff wraps, 3 tipped-in photographs, coloured sketch plan. 1939. £8.00

  100. Sidmouth, Ivybridge, Torquay, Branscombe, etc. BOOK OF DRAWINGS of Devonshire subjects. 29 drawings (plus one unfinished) in soft pencil on very stiff white paper, mounted loosely by slotting in at corners on buff coloured leaves in an album, size 9" x 10", size of drawings 6" x 8". Marbled boards, quarter calf, edges rubbed. Manuscript label 'Devonshire' on front board. A few leaves have a manuscript title but the drawing has been removed. n.d. c1870, or earlier. £265.00
    The drawings would seem to be by a very talented amateur. All cover the whole paper, and have good architectural detail, the views of the cottages being particularly fine. Views comprise: Babacombe, Clovelly Pier (with boats and figures); Clovelly (view up from the beach with boars and men in foreground); Linton (valley with cottage in wood); Waters-meet; Valley of Rocks; Farm house near Linton; Dunster Castle from Leigh Wood (castle in distance); Oakhampton (thatched houses near bridge); Remains of Tavistock Abbey (Abbey and cottages, figures with drying washing); Ruins of Marwell Priory; Ivy Bridge (2); Ivy Bridge Church; Tor Church; Tor Abbey; Farm house near Torquay; Cottages near Torquay (5 views); Sidmouth (3); Branscombe (view down main street with inn, figures in cottage dorrway, drying washing); Salcombe; Dawlish.


  101. Snell (F.J) A CORNER OF THE WEST book of newspaper cuttings of local history and stories about local characters. 4to notebook, boards, cloth spine, newspaper cutting of title 'A Corner of the West. By F.J. Snell, M.A.' on first page. 88 pages of cuttings (pasted to one side only of leaf) of Snell's articles. £12.00
    Includes 'A Sunny Old Man of Exmoor', 'Farming Customs', 'Morebath Old Manor House', 'Lawless Days at Kingsbrompton', etc. Presumably the complete series as under the last cutting is 'The End'.

    SOUTH MOLTON CHARACTERS

  102. South Molton NOTEBOOK containing observations, mostly of a sarcastic and gossipy nature, on acquaintances in and from South Molton. Size 9" x 6", half calf, rubbed, 300 pages in a very neat, legible hand. 1884. £140.00
    The people are referred to by their initials, or by names with a few letters replaced by asterisks. One of the main people described is 'W.R.H.' (Harrison?), a native of South Molton now living in London (as is the author it seems, e.g. 'W.R.H. Great affection for anything from his native County. How he gave a beggar a penny simply because a card attached to his neck casually stated he was a Devonian...). Other people include 'Old Saunders. W. Or**'s grandfather' who was fond of flowers and wrestling 'at which he was wonderfully adept... the brutal and to modern notions unmanly Devonshire style of play is now dying out ... His conversation is in the true old Devonian vernacular and such expressions as 'brave sweat', 'every whip' would reveal his origin anywhere...' (8 pages of description); A typical anecdote is of 'Young Saunders' who whilst staying with the his in-laws the Oram's tackles a gang of poachers, pursues them to Barnstaple station. Helped by porters and 'a willing band of navvies... sent up the line' they capture them, and they are eventually sentenced to three months' hard labour. Afterwards Saunders invites them to dinner 'which he concluded by offering 'I'll fight 'ee now' (11 pages). Other characters of South Molton who appear are 'Bi***ll' (Bickell), Buckingham, Trewin, The three Misses Cummins ('the rose, the bird and the branch'), the Elworthys. There are observations of Devon dialect ('Snook: Devon word for peak of cap... peak: a shiny little brim or appendage over the front of the cap'), superstitions, fortune-telling, meals, skittles, songs, hunting incidents, etc. 'R.H. speaks of his Grandfather bleeding villagers - he holding the basin, the patient holding his arm extended grasping a broom handle... he also drew teeth 6d each on Sunday morning'.


  103. South Molton TO THE BURGESSES OF SOUTHMOLTON the following questions are respectfully addressed... Lithographed satirical handbill attacking Councillor Cock. Sm. folio, folds. Poses a series of six questions pointing out Cocks wrong-doing, but instead of printing his name as an answer shows a picture of a cock in each case. Lithographed throughout in cursive script, apart from the answers villifying Cock, which are in capitals. Purportedly 'Printed by the Executors of the Late Brigham Young, A their Stem Printing Works, Salt Lake 30th October 1877'. £25.00
    'Who tries all he can to remove the Fairs, and Cattle Market, from the Town to the Station, THE SELFISH (Cock).'


  104. Stewart (W), Publisher VIEWS OF NORTH DEVON 23 vignette views, title page, cloth boards, decorative gilt title, corners slightly rubbed, overall size 6" x 10", size of views ranging from 3" x 4" to 4" x 6", plus margins. First views browned, a few of the other views with some foxing spots in margin. Printed title page. c1860. £65.00
    The views are published by Banfield. Artists include William Willis, T. Martin, W. Gauci.


  105. Tavistock & Plymouth AN ACT for the better amending and repairing of the Roads leading from the Lower Market House in Tavistock, to Old Town Gate, in the Borough of Plymouth, and from Manadon Gate to the Old Pound near Plymouth Dock, in the County of Devon. 34pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1804. £16.00

  106. Tavistock BILL for legal work in the Vice Warden's Court, 'Messrs. Willesford and Croker to Geo. Prideaux Dr.' Beginning April 1818. Single sheet folded to 13" x 4", with 2 sides listing work and costs from April to December, for 2 named cases, including 'Reading & filing Petition', 'Rule Nisi', 'Report to Vice Warden' etc. This bill is complete in itself.... together with 3 leaves (6 pages of entries) for similar legal work, 1818, which seem to have been torn from an account book. Some of the accounts have been crossed through and are untidy. Includes the case 'Earl of Mt. Edgcumbe v. Richard Ward and others'. 1818. £22.00

  107. Tavistock CONVEYANCE of a messuage and farm called Higher Wapsworthy in the parish of Tavistock, Revd. W. Lee of Sandown, Isle of Wight, to James Philips, Mine Agent, of Tavistock. Large vellum sheet, wax seal. 1865. £14.00

  108. Tavistock DISSOLUTION OF CO-PARTNERSHIP William Winter and Thomas Martin, Mercers and Drapers at Tavistock. Vellum, size 22" x 31", two wax seals. Martin left the business and Winter had agreed to pay him certain sums for the stock in trade, etc. 1865. £12.00

  109. Tavistock DRAFT FEOFFMENT DEED of Maynards Almshouses. Duke of Bedford and others to William Spry and others. 6p, small folio, folded, written in a rather untidy hand. Refers to a group of trustees reassigning to other trustees. The word 'Lands' on the docket title has been crossed through and 'Almshouses' substituted. There is a note in another hand on the docket title about names which should be entered in the space left for the new trustees, including John Condy, Marquess of Tavistock. 1752. £20.00

  110. Tavistock LETTER TO EDWARD BRAY at Tavistock, March 23rd 1794. 13 lines on folio sheet, signed John Cowell, about John Ley, blacksmith, tenant of the Duke of Bedford at a house called The Pigstye, Tawton Town, who has died. Conjoint leaf with address, small wax seal and straightline postmark 'Barn/staple', and a large letter '4'. 1794. £10.00

  111. Tawstock SURVEY TERMS for Leasing Rollstone Down in Tawstock. Terms and Conditions of a Survey 18th June 1784, by Philip Sydenham Jnr. on behalf of Sir Bourchier Wray... Lists bidders. 1p, small folio, folded with docket title. 1784. £10.00

  112. Throwleigh ASSIGNMENT of a lease on Osborne's House in Munchington, Throwleigh, together with goods, cattle, household furniture etc., Henry May, yeoman, to Henry May the younger. Vellum, size 18" x 22", signed by the Mays with two wax seals. Engraved heading top left with fine portrait of George III and a cherub blowing a trumpet. 1794. £20.00

  113. Tiverton Chapel AN ACT for making a Chapel in the Town of Tiverton.... a perpetual Cure, and for providing a Maintenance for the Ministers who shall officiate therein. Black letter. Cover leaf + 13pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Couple of short tears to cover leaf, pages held with small staples. 1733. £20.00

  114. Tiverton Improvements AN ACT for paving, and otherwise improving, the Town of Tiverton, in the County of Devon. 24pp., small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1794. £20.00
    With a Schedule on the last page listing houses intended to be purchased, with owners.


  115. Torquay LEASE of Nos 21, 22 and 24 Braddons Row, Fleet Street, Torquay, R. Cary of Torre Abbey to Messrs. Hayward and Weeks. Vellum, size 22" x 28", 3 wax seals, good inset coloured plan size 7" x 7", showing Swan St., George St., and Fleet St., with measurement of properties. 1877. £17.00

  116. Torrington area BUNDLE OF SMALL BILLS held together in a slip of paper titled 'Daniel Ware's Vouchers'. 13 bills, mostly 8vo, in manuscript, including 'Robert Pristacott for Turnpikes at the Town Bridge Gate', 'Robert Rowden for Turnpike to the 27th Feb 1830' (lists charges for '4 horse', '2 Horse Chaise', 'Horse & Gig' etc., for T. Stevens Esq., Together with slips of bills for Hair, Train Oil, Score Money for Lime at Torrington Kilns, Horse Beans, Hurdles and a Gate, Valentine Slee for Thatching, etc. 1829-30. £24.00

  117. Wembworthy LEASE of a messuage in Wembworthy with closes of land called Hayes, Mill Down, Lamma Crofts, etc., John Glynn of Glynn in Cornwall, to Mary Saunders of Wembworthy and Josias Downe of Winkleigh. Vellum, size 17" x 23", signed by Glynn with wax seal, witnessed on verso. 1779. £22.00
    Stipulates the payment of a 'best beast' as a heriot, refers to Fireboot, Ploughboot, etc.


  118. Wolborough Market AN ACT for empowering the Local Board for the District of Wolborough.... to acquire Market and Fair Rights and Tolls and to establish and hold Markets and Fairs.... 18pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. A few foxing spots on first page. 1868. £12.00

  119. Woolfardisworthy OBLIGATION BOND of John Trick of Woolfardisworthy, yeoman, to Hugh Stevens of Buckland Brewer. Manuscript on one side of small folio paper, signed by Trick and two witnesses with small wax seal, blank conjoint leaf. The preamble is in Latin, the main part in English. 1712. £25.00
    With note on verso saying eight pounds was still outstanding at Michaelmas in 1729.



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    Dorset


  120. Beaminster, Charmouth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 147. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19", plus margins. Hachures in brown. 'Temporary Advance Edition with Hills' printed in top margin. With key bottom left. 1894. £18.00

  121. Bloxworth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLII N.E. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 17", plus margins. Second Edition 1902. £9.00
    Coves Bloxworth House, Morden, Black Heath.


  122. Charmouth RELEASE of bank annuities, Mary Elizabeth Austin and Samuel Warren Puddicombe to Revd. John Hill and others. Five large vellum sheets, two wax seals. Refers back to the marriage settlement of Mary Austin, of Charmouth (nee Warren) and Robert Montagu Austin, made in 1815. 1847. £12.00

  123. Cranborne area THREE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet XVI S.E (Romford, Cranborne Common), and XXVI S.W (Uddens Park, Holt, Sheet XVI N.E (Boveridge House, Crendell). Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 17" plus margins. Last sheet with contours in red. First sheet Provisional Edition, 1938, others Second Edition 1902. £24.00

  124. Dorchester, Wareham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 328. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14" plus very wide margins. Small 'Record Copy' stamp in margin. Surveyed 1885-7, Published 1892. £20.00

  125. Dorset coast TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet LIV N.W (Ringstead Bay, Upton), and LVI S.W (Chapman's Pool, Smedmore House). Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 17" plus margins. Last sheet with contours in red. 1909 and 1929. £16.00

  126. Dorset coast TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet LIV N.W (Ringstead Bay, Upton), and XLVIII S.W (Warmwell, Owermoigne). Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 17" plus margins. Second Edition 1903. £17.00

  127. Iwerne Minster, Stourpaine THREE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet XIV S.W (Stourpaine, Steepleton Iwerne, Hod Hill), and XIV N.W (Child Okeford, Iwerne Minster), Sheet VIII S.W (East Orchard, Sutton Waldron). Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 17" plus margins. Two maps with trace of cental vertical fold. Second Edition 190, and Edition of 1930. £24.00

  128. Kingston Lacy, Wimborne Minster ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXIV N.E. Size 13" x 17" plus margins. Contours in Red. Provisional Edition. Revision of 1926 with additions in 1938. £12.00
    Covers the whole of Kinston Lacy Park, Pamphill, Wimborne Minster as far east as St. John's Hill.


  129. Long Bredy Parish MANUSCRIPT PLAN Showing Tithe Numbers. Plan in ink and some colour, scale 8 Chains to an Inch. Size 34" x 23", on paper backed with linen. Green silk tape edgeing top and bottom (missing from sides). Scale bar, small compass rose, water features and buildings hand coloured. Fields etc. numbered. Under scale bar is written 'traced at the Tithe Office from the 2nd Class map, 2.9.68. A.R.M'. Some small vertical creasing in paper at top. 1868. £75.00

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

  131. Tarrant Keynston ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXV S.W. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 13" x 17", plus margins. Traces of having been folded in four. Note in ink near Ashley Wood marking 'Angular flints'. Second Edition 1902. £8.00
    Covers part of Tarrant Crawford, Badbury Rings, Tarrant Keynston.


  132. Wimborne and Cranborne area SIX ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet XXV S.E (Hinton Parva), XVI S.W (Wimborne St. Giles), XXV N.E (Witchampton), XXXIV N.W (Sturminster Marshall), XXVI N.W (Chalbury, Horton), XXXIV S.W (Charborough Park, Henbury Park). Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 17" plus margins. Six items. Second Edition 1902, except for one which is 1929. £40.00


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    Durham


  133. Bulmer (T) PLAN OF THE VILLAGE OF WHITBURN the Seat of Sir H. Williamson Bart., With the Gardens &c adjacent, in the County of Durham. 1817. Manuscript plan size 27" x 38", scale 1 inch = 20 yards, on waxed cotton, presumably a copy of the original plan. In ink and three colours of wash, buildings shaded grey. Buildings and plots named, e.g. 'Smith Shop' 'Rector's Garth', even 'Dog Kennel', and with name of owner. Plain compass rose, scale bar. Tear in cotton 4" from left margin, slightly obtruding onto drawing of a hedge. Sir H. Williamson's property is outlined in red. Late nineteenth century copy of 1817 plan. £80.00
    The original plan is in the Williamson family papers in the Durham Archives.


  134. Coal types STEAM COAL Two manuscript sheets headed 'Steam Coals'. 4p., folio, folded, listing 180 coals, with a letter 'S', 'N', or 'S & H' by the side, and, in about half the cases, the name of the colliery, for example 'Hetton Nut. Hetton', 'Londonderry Steam Boat. Pensher', 'Walker Primrose. Walker', 'Caradoc. Wingate Grange'. Some of the items have been crossed through. n.d. c1870? £18.00
    Would seem to relate to the county of Durham.


  135. Durham WOOD ENGRAVING showing Durham Cathedral and river. Drawn by S. Read. Size 12" x 18". Trace of vertical fold at centre. c1875. £8.00
    From 'Supplement to the London Illustrated News'.


  136. Monkwearmouth MONKWEARMOUTH SHORE ESTATE Ground Rent Reference Plan. Scale 66 feet to an Inch. Size 27" x 29", linen backed, in grey line and two pale colours in what appears to be some form of early reproduction, names of streets inked in in black ink. Shows plots along each street with houses and buildings in pink. A few plots hve been marked in red ink with numbers, and some land and houses in Whickam Street marked with a note of conveyance. There is a brief key bottom right for land of 'Sir Hedworth Williamson, Ground Sold Out, Ground Conveyed'. Surface slightly dusty. Manor Office August 1894. £45.00
    Covers Halgarth Square, Calver Street, Zetland Street.


  137. Silksworth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XIV.5. Scale 25" to 1 mile, size 25" x 36". Covers East and Middle Herrington, Silksworth Colliery. Heliozincographed 1919. £18.00
    Shows the Colliery in detail.


  138. Sunderland Harbour PLAN OF THE MOUTH OF THE RIVER WEAR in 1719. Tracing of a Plan in The River Wear Commissioners Plan Book, Henry H. Wade 14th June, 1887. Plan in wash colour, on waxed cotton in light blue, dark blue and grey wash and beige, no scale. Shows the Custom House, Church, North Quay, Town Moor, Coney Warren, The Stell Canch, South Rocks, Beacons, Dame Dolly's Rock, etc. Size 20" x 27", rolled... with... PLAN OF THE NORTH OF THE RIVER WEAR shewing the commencement of the North Pier in 1786 and its termination in 1797 and the extension of the South Pier. Plan on waxed cotton, in two shades of blue, grey and beige, 21" x 29", scale 200 ft. = 1in. Shows buildings at Thornhill Quay with timber jetty, Engineer's House, Fort, South Pier (with measurements), Potato Garth, 'Timber carcass' below Ballast Hill, area of 'bent grass'. Tracing of Plan in the River Wear Commissioner's Plan Book, signed by Henry Wade, 1887... with... PLAN OF THE MOUTH OF THE RIVER WEAR shewing its state in 1846. Scale 1" = 200 ft., size 21" x 29", on waxed cotton. Shows Ship Building Yard, Church, and buildings adjacent, Potato Garth, Barracks, Cable Slip, Barracks, Fort, Beaching Basin, South Pier, Tide Light, South Rocks, Site of Robsons Pier, Tide Basin, Wearmouth Dock, North Pier with Lighthouse, North Rocks. Full wash colouring, signed as above, 14th June 1887. 3 items. 1887. £120.00

  139. Weardale Iron and Coal Company TWO LETTERS written on the headed notepaper of the Company, to Messrs. Hutchinson & Lucas, Darlington. Relating to their offer of leases of the Royalties of Thornley, Wheatley Hill and Ludworth, the first dated 13th March, 1885, asking for certain amendments in the leases, 3p., 4to, the second dated 21st April, 1885, setting out their offer for the royalties, specifiying rents, wayleaves, drainage of pits, etc., in 17 points. 6p., 4to. Signed by W. Baring, Director. The end of the last letter has some small stamps indicating it was used in an affadavit in a case in the Court of Chancery. 1885. £35.00
    Among the stipulations are that the leases contain power to work fireclay, plate clay, limestone etc., specifying the rent per ton for each of these.


  140. Weardale Iron Company DISSOLUTION OF CO-PARTNERSHIP as to Henry Burgess, Baring Bros., Charles Attwood. 3 large vellum sheets, signed with 6 wax seals. 1845. £32.00

  141. Wolsingham ARTICLES OF CO-PARTNERSHIP The Weardale Iron Company. Charles Attwood, Baring Bros., and Henry Burgess. 8 vellum sheets, 22" x 27", the last sheet listing 20 Indentures from 1845, beginning with the lease of the Iron Mines in the West Pasture of the Lane Head Farm in Stanhope, and the lease of a Crushing Mill at the same place. Signed by 7 parties with wax seals. 1846. £55.00
    Attwood was the founder of the Company.



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    Essex


  142. Castle Hedingham LEASE FOR TWELVE YEARS of a piece of hop ground in the Marsh in Castle Hedingham called the Lords Marsh, part of the farm called Priestfield, excepting liberty of fishing and fowling. Lewis Majendie to Barker Myall. Tucked in is a small paper with list of lands for Clovers, For Fallows etc. Large vellum sheet, wax seal. 1796... together with... RELEASE for a share of Monies secured by Marriage Settlement, Elizabeth Pettit, Ann Pettit and Mary Pettit to Ambrose Myall. Refers to a marrige between Mary Pettit and Barker Myall. On paper, size 19" x 28", signed by all three with wax seals, each witnessed. 1805... together with... RELEASE of the money of the Valuation on the Estate of Ambrose Myall devised to his son Ambrose Thompson, Barker Myall and other Executors to Ambrose Thompson Myall. 1830. Large vellum sheet, signed with two wax seal. 3 items. 1796-1830. £25.00

  143. Castle Hedingham PROBATE of the will of John King of Hedingham Castill. Vellum, size 24" x 34", printed certificate of administration attached. Vellum spotty throughout, but legible. 1757. £12.00
    Bequeathes part of a Hop Ground called Shep Cote Hop Ground 'with the pools (poles?) thereon', his farm called Backers in Costingthorp, a Hop Ground with a cottage and a kiln, money to the poor of the parish, etc.


  144. Castle Hedingham PROBATE of the Codicil to the will of Ambrose Myall (already Proved) late of Castle Hedingham decd. Vellum, size 16" x 21", written in a particularly large and bold hand, with probate certificate in manuscript attatched, large papered seal. John Parmenter Parish Clerk and Timothy Bowyer, Inkeeper, both of Stambourn, swear that the writing of Myall's memorandum the document is definitely his 'having often seen him write and subscribe his name'. 1825. £12.00

  145. Much Maplestead and Castle Hevingham LEASE FOR A YEAR by John Tyndale, Nicholas Jekyll to William May, of the Manor of Persted Hall, and Chelsoe House and Church House in Much Maplestead and the Adowson of Much Maplestead, together with all John Tyndale's property in Feering, Melling and Castle Hevingham, and his property in the parish of St. Sepulchre in the City of London. Vellum, size 14" x 16", wax seal on tag. 1695. £30.00

  146. Much Maplestead and Castle Hevingham MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT by John Tyndale, upon the forthcoming marriage of his daughter Elizabeth to Jasper Blythman; John Tyndale and others and Nicholas Jekyll and William May. Concerns the Manor of Persted Hall, and Chelmsoe House and Church House in Much Maplestead and the Adowson of Much Maplestead, together with all John Tyndale's property in Feering, Melling and Castle Hevingham, and his property in the parishes of St. Sepulchre and St. Andrew Holborn in the City of London. Vellum, size 21" x 26", with smaller second sheet attatched, signed with two wax seals on tags, witnessed on verso. Also on verso is a later memorandum referring to an indenture of 1701. 1695. £30.00


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    Gloucestershire


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

  148. Crickley Hill, Coberley ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXIV N.E. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Linen-backed and folding into plain card wraps. Small label of Norman, Sawyer & Co., Cheltenham in bottom margin. Second edition 1903. £12.00
    Covers Seven Springs, Coberley, Ullenwood, Dryhill.


  149. Gloucester SIX NOTICES to the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of Saint John Baptist in the City of Gloucester charging them to gather the sums of money set out towards the Maintenance of the Poor 'of the Hospital, Workhouse, or House of Correction provided for by the said Act...'. Dated between 4th July and 23rd December 1831. Printed with manuscript inserts, folio, printed on one side only, folded, each signed by two Justices, with small papapered seals. 1831. £45.00

  150. Gloucester Workhouse GROUP OF RECEIPTS for payment of sums for the Poor Rate by the Overseers of the Parish of St. John. Three printed slips with manuscript inserts, size 3" x 8", heading 'Glocester Workhouse' in Gothic style type, and a vignette os a shield leaning against a tree top left. Signed by Treasurer. Together with 4 manuscript receipts for payments by the parish officers. 1831-2. £10.00

  151. Jennings (J), Surveyor DRAINAGE AT CALLICROFT, ELBERTON AND LITTLETON 1877-81. Surveyed, 516, Octr. 19 1880 and 517 April 27 1881 by J. Jennings, St. George, Bristol. 10 sheets of manuscript plans on thick paper, in ink and red and blue, size 22" x 28", bound in rough paper wraps with label, front wrap torn and ragged, back wrap stained. Each plan with scale bar in chains and feet (scale 1" = 1 chain). Shows buildings, footpaths, lines of drains, rheens, outfalls, position of trees (with variety - holly, oak, etc.), gate posts, stock rails, stiles, etc. First sheet dusty with some edge tears, sheet 10 with some browning due to damp and repaired edge tear, some light browning at edge of sheet 9. 1880-81. £75.00

  152. Maisemore Court LETTER from Alan G. Cornwall to Mr. Wilson care of Revd. E. Marsh, Oxford, dated Maisemore Court, Aug. 6, 1816. 3p., 4to, address panel on verso, Gloucester postmark. Describes his arrival at Maisemore, the house, the church 'the parish belongs to Mr Rakes, brother to the man who first instituted Sunday Schools', the area roundabout, and the Bishop of Gloucester ('He has instituted a school for 120 Girls & is going to make another for Boys... His congregations are crowded to excess'). 1816. £16.00

  153. Mangotsfield to Bitton Railway AN ACT for making and maintaining a Railway or Tram Road from Rodway Hill, in the Parish of Mangotsfield.... to the River Avon in the Parish of Bitton.... 56 pages only, lacks last four pages. Small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1828. £18.00
    'The Distance between the inside Edges of the said Railway or Tramroad shall be Four Feet and Eight Inches...'


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

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

  156. Over, Newent & Dymock Railway AN ACT for authorising the construction of Railways from Over, near the river Severn, to Newent, and from Newent to Dymock.... 16pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1873. £18.00

  157. Severn Bridge and Forest of Dean Central Railway AN ACT to authorise an extension of time to the Severn Bridge and Forest of Dean Central Railway Company for completing their undertaking. 3pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Leaves stapled, some small chips in paper at left edge. 1882. £8.00

  158. Thames and Severn Canal PRINTED LETTER to Shareholders, dated 13th June 1809. Explains the Agreement which has been drawn up whereby a Mortgagee will have interest paid to him by a prior lien upon the Tolls of the Canal. 2p., sm. folio, with names of Edward Littleton and others at end, note in manuscript about signing the agreement. Blank adjoining leaf with address panel on verso, with two postmarks, corner of blank leaf torn away, loss of paper where seal broken. 1809. £22.00
    The canal had been opened in 1789.



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    Hampshire and Isle of Wight


  159. Bacon's PLAN OF PORTSMOUTH From the Ordnance & Actual Surveys. Size approx 12" x 18", single fold at centre. Scale 6" to 1 mile. c1885. £20.00

  160. Gosport AN ACT to amend an Act of the Fifty-first Year of His late Majesty, for erecting a new Market Place in the Town.... of Gosport. 17pp, disbound, including brief Schedule. 1828. £10.00

  161. Hanstead, Isle of Wight ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXXIX. scale 6" to 1 mile, size 25" x 36", linen-backed and folding into chipped 8vo endpapers. Water features hand coloured. Linen torn at one fold along three sections, and at another fold along one section. An estate at Hanstead shaded pink. 1866. £14.00
    Shows Newtown, Hanstead, Newtown River, Causeway Lake, small part of mainland.


  162. Lymington, Freshwater ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 330. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19" plus margins, linen-backed. Areas shaded in different colours (in hundreds). Edges dusty. Some amendments made in red ink, for example some place names crossed through and others underlined, some small red crosses around Newport, some names added, for example 'Totland' and 'East Boldre.' Stamp in the top margin 'Bd. of A & F Stock Sheet. If borrowed to be returned to the Survey Branch'. Three stamps of Board of Agriculture in margin. Feint signature bottom right. Railways inserted to 1888. £25.00

  163. Ryde Isle of Wight AUCTION POSTER. Messrs. Wallis, Riddett & Down have received instructions to sell by Auction.... the valuable long-leasehold property known as "Eastland Villa" in Castle Street, Ryde. Size 30" x 20". 1894. £16.00

  164. Titchfield, Havant ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet 316. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. Revised 1901. £18.00

  165. Walker (J) & (C) HAMPSHIRE Folding engraved, hand-coloured map, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, dissected and mounted on linen, engraved area approx. 13" x 15", plus margins, folding into boards with original label, size 5" x 3". 1840. £18.00

  166. Winchester and Basingstoke ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP 1" to 1 mile, Fifth Edition, Sheet No. 123. Blue and black Ellis Martin Cover with hiker, cloth-backed. 1933. £8.00


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    Hertfordshire


  167. Baldock, Astwick ACCOUNT BOOKS Six volumes of accounts, from 1775 - 1843. Comprises: (i) 'Edw. Fossey His Book. April the 23rd 1775.' 178 pages 'Account of the Money Disburs'd to the Poor' from Easter 1775 to Easter 1796, listing names of recipients, sums spent on clothes, burials, doctor, etc., e.g. 'paid Peerry and M. Draper for affeydavit and laying out Edw. Pratt... 2s.6d.', 'paid for a pair of shoes for young Pratt... 3s 6d', 'Pd for Crape & Wooll for Widdow Willis 3s.', then follows a nine-page list of calves born. There is also a note that on 13th Oct. 1775 Edmd. Fossey, Revd. James Chesshyre and others 'whent the Bounds of the Parrish of Wallington...'. At the other end of the book is 'A Rate Made by the Church Wardens & Overseers of the Poor & others of the Parish of Wallington... for the Nessecary Relief of the Poor... 1776 - 1795. 2 pages for each year. Lists ratepayers (7 of them), with amounts. Quarter calf, vellum boards, 4to, calf split down one hinge. (ii) Notebook with stiff marbled wraps, 4to, title on front wrap 'Servants Higher'd Houses Lett' for the years 1789-1809. Lists servants by name, all hired at Christmas, 4p., then a list of properties iwth rents 1788-1840. 75p. For example 'lett Mr Wm. Logdon my place at Baldock late Barkers for £60 a year'. Includes 'house at Clorthall', 'house at Redhill' etc. At the back is an account of hedges cut 1770-1820, 14p. (iii) 'Edward Fossey Astwick. Day Labour & Memorandum Book from Michaelmas 1827' then subsequent years added up to 1839. Vellum bound notebook, size 8" x 6", manuscript title as above on front board. Records weekly wages paid, approx. 8 people named each week, intersperesed with reports on sowing, harvent etc. 'Branded my Sheep and thre was 93 lambs, 117 ewes, 98 weathers, 3 rams'. At the other end of the book is 'Account of what was sent to the Mill to be Ground'. 10p. In all 324 pages, all full... together with similarly title book for Michaelmas 1839-1842. 116 pages plus many blanks. (iv) Wheat, Barley, Oats, Pease 1802-1826. Vellum bound book, size 8" x 9", titled on front board. Record no. of loads sold, acreage grown, to whom sold, value. (v) Account of the Wheat Sold as Grew harvest 1846. 6p. only in vellum bound 4to book. Six volumes in all. 1775-1843. £340.00
    Fossey or his family seems to have owned numerous properties. He refers to Monks Wood, Lufmill, Redhill, Baldock: 'my Malting at Baldock, use of Kiln Plate... I to have a share with them in the Malting Business', 'my house against Sisters, High Street Baldock, she to pay the Rates'.


  168. Great Northern Railway Hitchin District FIVE LITHOGRAPHED PLANS showing the line through the parishes of Arlsey, Henlow & Arlsey, Langford. Each sheet 30" x 18", linen backed. Shows the line coloured in pink and areas of land either side shaded in different colours, with owners named, each sheet representing one mile of line. Map shows buildings, roads and footpaths, streams, woodland and parkland indicated with small trees, deciduous and evergreen, certain buildings, such as White Horse Inn, Hermitage, Parsonage, named. There are manuscript additions under the name of the owners listing occupiers with acreage occupied. Sheets damped and frayed along bottom edge of first four sheets, reaching to a maximum of one inch in from the edge, on the last sheet there is an area where the paper is damaged and worn, about 3" in diameter. Damp not affecting any text. J.W. Allen, Lith., Fleet St., London. c1846. £70.00
    These pages have been taken out of the large volume of plans, and tied at the left with a pink string.



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    Kent


  169. Deal AN ACT to amend and render more effectual an Act... intituled An Act for repairing, paving, and cleansing the Highways, Streets... within the Town and Borough of Deal... 6pp., plus cover leaf, small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. Small edge tear in right margins. 1796 £9.00

  170. Kent Coal AN ACT to repeal an Act made in the last Session of Parliament, for preventing Frauds in the Admeasurement and Delivery of Coals within the several Parishes lying contiguous to the Water-side in the County of Kent. Pages numbered 1037-1038, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1817. £10.00

  171. Kent Coal PROSPECTUS of The Kent Coal Finance and Development Company Limited. Capital £250,000. 1897. 4pp., folio, folded with docket title. Sets out the possibilities for expansion of the coalfield, advising that they have options for 'some 9,000 acres variously situated in the County of Kent, and with regard to which Professor Boyd Dawkins has already reported favourably', and with a letter from Nathaniel Griffiths on the coal measures... together with... Underwriting Letter, 2pp., folio, 1897... together with... APPLICATIONS FOR AND ALLOTMENTS OF SHARES. Two large folio sheets printed in columns, with names of Shareholder, no. of shares, etc., entered in manuscript... together with... Agreement with reference to the option to acquire 5000 Shares, 2p., small folio, and with four letters relative to the company, . 1897. £50.00

  172. Kent Coalfield AGREEMENT between The Kent Colieries Corporation Limited, and The Colliery and General Contract Company Limited, and The Lands Distribution Company. 11pp., manuscript, small folio. Signed with three large red paper seals of the Companies. On the last two pages are Schedules listing Shareholders with addresses, number of chairs etc., amount unpaid etc. 1898. £34.00
    This was a supplementary agreement referring to additional works to those mentioned in a previous one: 'under the principal Agreements the Contract Company is sinking and equipping the two shafts at Great Fall near Dover... and has also executed and is executing additional works in the neighbourhood


  173. Maidstone AN ACT for continuing the Term and for altering and enlarging the Powers of several Acts... for repairing and widening the Road from Tonbridge to Maidstone and from Watts Cross to Cowdon... 8pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1807. £9.00

  174. Maidstone AN ACT for enabling the Commissioners for executing an Act... intituled An Act for widening, improving, regulating, paving, cleansing and lighting the Streets, Lanes... within the King's Town of Maidstone... 1pp., small folio, plus cover leaf. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1796. £9.00

  175. Orpington BILL of Frederick Tremain, Mechanical Engineer, Blacksmith and Farrier, Plumber, Locksmith and Bellhanger... Bill on 4p folio, printed heading with variety of decorative typefaces. Made out to Sir Francis Evans for donkey shoes, making up paint, repairs to kitchen equipment, tools etc. Together with Bills of James Comley and Herbert Miles, both Job and Post Masters, Tunbridge Wells, for hire of fly etc., 1p foolscap, and 1p 4to. 3 items. 1893-1906. £14.00

  176. Sandwich, Dover AN ACT for vesting certain undivided Shares in Estates devised by the Will of Joseph Solly, deceased, in Trustees... 12pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. Includes 1p. Schedule of the properties in Sandwich and Dover, with occupiers. 1846. £10.00

  177. Woolwich AN ACT to enable John Bowater Esquire, to grant Leases, in Possession or Reversion, of a Dock-yard and Land at Woolwich... to the principal Officers and Commissioners of His Majesty's Navy... 10pp., plus cover leaf, small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1781. £14.00


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  178. Blackley Hurst Colliery KING SEAM manuscript plan in ink and pink shading. Size 37" x 26", on thick paper backed with linen, scale 1/2500. With 'Section of Seam' top right showing Top Coal, Queen Coal etc., Shows workings round Weathercock Hill Farm, Semeley Green Farm, Arch Lane Farm, Monterey Reservoir, etc. No date. 1950's - 1960's. £50.00

  179. Davies (B.R) PLAN OF LIVERPOOL Lithographed plan, size 25" x 17", central fold, scale 6" = 1 mile. 1860. £60.00
    From 'The Dispatch Atlas'. Shows buildings, street names, parkland, etc.


  180. Everton A PLAN OF SUNDRY PARCELS OF LAND Belonging to John Plumpton Esq. Situate in the Townships of Everton and West Derby in the County of Lancaster. Plan in ink on paper, backed with linen, size 20" x 28", mounted on wooden roller with finials at the bottom and wooden stretcher at the top. Scale bar bottom right 'Scale 80 Poles 7 yards each' (West Derby) and scale bar bottom left '80 Poles 8 yards each' (Everton). Title with decortive cartouche, large compass rose, Reference table on right with name of field, house and garden etc., with acreage, Explanation showing roads, buildings belonging and not belonging, water ad wasteland, footpaths, fences, fields named on plan, and outlined in colour, which has faded. Narrow decorative border all round. Adjoining owners named. Plan dusty, some small edge tears in paper at margins, split in paper running vertically, 8" into plan from top, and a few smaller vertical splits, with two places where there is loss of paper approx. one eighth of an inch square whre paper has chipped away, one in blank area and one affecting the edge of a road. A previous owner has reinforced the top of the map with archival tape. Survy'd by Richard Occle...1795. £240.00

  181. Hennett (G) A MAP OF THE COUNTY PALATINE OF LANCASTER, Divided into Hundreds and Parishes, From an Accurate Survey Made in the Years 1828 and 1829 by G. Hennet. Large engraved map, dissected and mounted on linen, scale three-quarters of an inch to one mile, fully hand-coloured in hundreds, with deeper shading at boundaries, park-land, railway lines hand-coloured. Large calligraphic title, fine engraved inset view of the New Custom House, Liverpool. Numbers under towns show distance from London, those along the roads the distances from town to town. Overall engraved surface approx. 63" x 43", plus margins, on single sheet, dissected and mounted on linen, folding to roy 8vo, folding into marbled endpapers, silk edging. Inserted in calf slipcase in the form of a book, blindstamped border on sides, label with gilt title on spine, label slightly chipped. Calf rubbed at edges. London: Published by Henry Teesdale and Co., 302 Holborn, May 1, 1830. £620.00

  182. Ince Hall Moss Colliery WIGAN NINE FEET MINE. MANUSCRIPT PLAN Plan in ink and nine colours on stiff paper backed with linen Size 38" x 72", shows workings coloured according to date of working, buildings. Each part of the working dated with month and year in small neat ink lettering. The plan covers almost the whole of the paper. Note on lease bottom left. Some small horizontal creases in paper throughout, plan dusty, paper ragged along top and bottom edges, without affecting drawing. Plan titled on verso. Dates on workings 1871-1917. £85.00

  183. Littlebury Bros. Ltd. Pub. MAP OF MANCHESTER AND SALFORD Showing Tramway & Omnibus Routes. Plan in black and two colours, folding into small 8vo orange wraps, 16 pages of text listing services. c1920. £8.00

  184. Manchester CURATE'S LICENCE granting William Blamire the Curacy of St. James Over Darwell. Vellum, size 9" x 10", printed with manuscript inserts. Large papered seal of Bishop of Manchester. 1868. £12.00

  185. Ulverston, Broughton in Furness ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 48. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19" plus wide margins. Main roads have been shaded in brown. Admiralty stamps in margin. Published 1905. £18.00

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


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

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


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  189. Fleckney DEED OF BARGAIN AND SALE of a part of messuage, cottage and lands in Fleckney, Sir Alexander Cave of Baggrave and others to John Halford of Kibworth Beauchamp and Thomas Andrew of Wistow. Vellum size 24" x 29", with a smaller sheet 10" x 24", signed by four parties, only one of the tags still has a wax seal, chipped. Some light waterstaining down part of central fold, not affecting legibility. Large calligraphic initial letter with date inside it. Witnessed on verso. 1627. £38.00
    The lands involved were three acres of arable, three poles of meadow, one cow pasture and ten sheep's commons.


  190. Knipton PROBATE of the Will of Robert Harvey of Knipton, Farmer. Vellum, 18" x 22", plus printed certificate, large papered seal. 1808. £15.00
    Leaves his land in Foston in Lincolnshire called Moor Hedge to his wife.


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


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  192. Blackfriars Bridge THE NEW BRIDGE AT BLACK FRIARS London. Baldwin delin. et sculpt. Publish'd According to Act of Parliament Decembr. 15th 1766. Fine attractive copperplate engraving, on thick paper, size 11" x 45", four vertical folds. The top half of the engraving shows the elvation in detail, with the water, and the construction under the water, with high and low watermark. The stonework, balustrade, lamps etc., are shown in detail and there are five boats on the river, one a sailboat whose sail just fits under the arch. Below the elevation is 'Plan of the Superstructure', and 'Plan of the Foundations'. There is a scale bar and two Reference Tables to the letters on the elevation giving measurements. Large title as above. The extreme left-hand edge has been professionally reinforced, presumably merely because of some small edge tears. London, Printed for J. Taylor Opposite Great Turnstile, Holborn. 1766. £220.00
    The architect of the bridge, Robert Mylne, who had studied with Piranesi in Rome, won the competition for the design in 1760. The bridge was finally opened to all traffic in 1766.


  193. Clerkenwell PRICE LIST W.C. Tanner & Son, Manufacturers of Self-Acting Door Slides, Rubber Tubing, Draught Excluders... 8pp, 4to, illustrations. The prices have been scribbled through, with a note on title 'For illustrations only'. 1936. £12.00

  194. Davies (B.R), drawn and engraved by LONDON AND ITS ENVIRONS Containing the Boundaries of the Metropolitan Boroughs, the Different Railroads & Stations, The New Cemeteries, Roads, Docks, Canals, and all modern improvements. Scale 3 miles = 4". Fully hand-coloured map, size 22" x 28", dissected and mounted on linen. Folding to 8vo, lacks one of cloth-covered boards. Published as the Act directs, 1st December, 1847. £200.00
    Extends to Hanwell, Finchley, Barking, Tooting. Shows railways and stations.


  195. Hollway, Haggerstone TO BE SOLD BY PRIVATE CONTRACT the interest of three eligible Leasehold Estates... Nine Well Built brick Houses... nos. 9 to 17 Clarence Terrace, adjoining the new Regents Canal Bridge... Five Well Built Brick Houses nos. 35 to 39 Wellington Street, Stoke Newington Road... Nine Well Built brick Cottages being the whole of Brunswick Grove, Holloway... 3pp., 4to, numerous folds, with name for delivery on verso. With detailed description of houses including soil, drainage, kitchen fittings, omnibus links. c1840. £24.00
    Suggests the fanlights could be removed to save window tax.


  196. Hooper (S), Pub. LAMBETH PALACE, SURREY Copper engraved view. Size 4" x 7", plus wide margins. Shows the Palace with two people sitting on bench in front of it, river on the left with sailing boat, bridge in distance. 1785. £6.00

    SECURING THE PEACE OF THE METROPOLIS

  197. London Volunteer Corps A GENERAL PLAN SUGGESTED FOR PATROLS in Case of necessity by the L.L.W.V. round the Environs of the Metroplis. Sets out a plan for seven patrols of the metropolis by the Cavalry of the Volunteer Corps which could move quickly to quell any disturbances 'to secure, with the Civil Powers, the Peace of the Metropolis... to Disperse any Mobs... to furnish the Magistrates with a thorough knowledge of the true state of the Country and the disposition of the Inhabitants in the various villages round the Town...' Written on one side of a sheet, size 16" x 10", folded with docket title as above, signed 'G.S. M:B' dated at the top 17th December 1798. At the top are 17 lines explaining the plan, below that a sketch plan in ink, size 7" x 9", showing the Thames with London, Westminster and Blackfriars Bridges, a circle of 'battlements' presumably indicating the limits of the city, then 7 circles radiating out like petals, numbered, the Riding house & Depot at Finsbury Square and Grays Inn Lane indicated, direction of patrols marked with arrows. With a key below 'Direction of the above Patrols' listing the route (for example Patrol 7 was to cover Hackney, Clapton, Layton, Stratford, Stepney, Wapping and Tower Hill). Paper slightly 'toned', mainly on verso. 1798. £260.00
    '7 Patrols are suggested sufficient to make the Circuit of the Metroplis with ease in 3 hours...' A plan suggested at a time when invasion by France appeared a strong possibility. The writer obviously feared that social unrest could break out while 'the regular forces were sent from the City to meet the Enemy'. The 'L.L.W.V' are presumably the London and Westminster Volunteers.


  198. Millbank AN ACT for the further Regulation of the General Penitentiary at Millbank. 4pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1827. £10.00

  199. Penny Post AN ACT for obviating a Doubt which hath arisen concerning the usual Allowance made upon the Delivery of Letters sent by the Penny Post to Places out of the Cities of London and Westminster, and Borough of Southwark, and the respective Suburbs thereof. Cover leaf + pages numbered 679-680, small folio, disbound, Black Letter, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Henry Hills, 1731. £10.00

  200. Pollard Engineering Co., Faringdon St. CATALOGUE of Pollard Safety Geysers. 16pp., 8vo, illusts. Decorative wraps with attractive illustration of railway signal, slightly worn at one corner, some page edges yellowed. c1930 or earlier. £12.00
    Also includes baths, etc.


  201. Port of London AN ACT for authorizing the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury to purchase certain Quays within the Port of London. Pages numbered 189-190, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1810. £11.00

  202. Poupard (Thos. J), Tooley St., London S.E. ILLUSTRATED PRICE LIST of Weighing Machines, coal sacks, sack holders, etc. 4pp., folio, printed in red and black. Numerous illustrations of machines. Traces of horizontal folds. c1890. £18.00

  203. Royal Hospital at Chelsea AN ACT for explaining, amending, and extending the several Laws relative to the Payment of forfeited and unclaimed Shares of Army Prize Money, to the Royal Hospital at Chelsea; and for directing the Mode of making up the Accounts of Pensions paid to the Widows of Officers of the Army. Pages numbered 1209-1218, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1812. £11.00

  204. Scala Theatre PLAYBILL for December 20th, 1919. On thin paper, size 14" x 9". Advertises the musical fantasy 'Fifinella', with details of cast (including 'flying ballet'), different scenes etc. Small vignette of actor on stage at bottom. Traces of folds. The Leadenhall Press, Southwark. 1919. £22.00

  205. South London, Croydon NEW ONE INCH ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 270. Size 14" x 20". Richmond Park outlined in red and shaded. Linen-backed and folding into green cloth wraps of Alfred Wilson, Map and Bookseller. c1900. £15.00

  206. Westminster Bridge MR. BARRY'S DESIGN FOR AN IRON BRIDGE ON THE SITE OF THE PRESENT BRIDGE February, 1844. Lithograph, size 11" x 27", showing the proposed bridge in elevation, in detail (even the lamposts are shown), with the palace of Westminster tower on the left, under that it 'Situation of Timber Bridge for the Use of the Public During the Building...', and 'Plan of the Superstructure of the Proposed New Bridge in Contrast with That of the Present Bridge...' showing, as well as the bridge, the Landing Square, Clock Tower, Garden, Family and Swan Hotels, and Proposed Embankments either side. At the bottom in italic are 8 lines detaling the problems of the 'present crippled, inconvenient and unsightly Edifice', claiming the bridge 'as indicated in this Print' would be £185,000, a sum which 'might be raised... upon the security of the Income from the Property belonging to the Bridge Commission.' Scale bar (100 feet = 2 inches). Three vertical folds. There are signs this was once bound in an album as at the central fold someone has written in pencil 'centred on guard'. 1844. £140.00
    Barry designed the bridge together with engineer Thomas Page, to replace the eighteenth century structure which required an enormous amount of maintenance. Work began on the bridge in 1854.


  207. Westminster Improvements AN ACT for to explain, amend, and render more effectual.... An Act for paving, cleansing, and lighting, the squares, Streets, and Lanes, within the City and Liberty of Westminster, the Parishes of Saint Giles in the Fields, Saint George the Martyr... Cover leaf + pages numbered 459-466, small folio, black letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1763. £12.00

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


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  209. Cary (J) A MAP OF MONMOUTHSHIRE from the best Authorities. Engraved map hand-coloured in outline, coloured border. Size 18" x 16", scale 2 miles to an inch. Two folds, repaired tear reaching 1" into map at fold at left edge. Published by J. Stockdale, 1805. £35.00

  210. Monmouth WILL of Mary Jones of Monmouth, Widow. 2p, folded. Signed by Mary Jones and 3 witnesses, with wax seal. 1801. £20.00
    Bequeathes her lands at Lydney, her house in Monmouth, farm at Luckington in Wiltshire, and various large sums of money, to various relatives.


  211. Walker (J) & (C) MONMOUTHSHIRE Folding engraved, hand-coloured map, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, dissected and mounted on linen, engraved area approx. 13" x 15", plus margins, folding into boards with original label, size 5" x 3". 1840. £18.00


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  212. Great Yarmouth AN ACT for enabling the Trustee of certain Premises at Great Yarmouth, in the County of Norfolk, held in Trust for His Majesty, to execute a Conveyance of the same to a Purchaser thereof. Pages numbered 353-355, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1818. £15.00

  213. Hempnall FREEHOLD TITLE of part of an estate at Hempnall. 12p., sm. folio, written on left half of pages only. Folded. Pages dusty and brittle at bottom. Writing untidy. c1843. £8.00
    Notes title from 1719 to 1843.


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


  215. Milne (T) A MAP OF THE COUNTY OF NORFOLK reduced from the large Survey in Six Sheets by Thomas Milne Esq. Engraved map, size 24" x 35", parkland, marshland, roads, county boundaries etc., hand-coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, scale 2 miles = 1 inch. Inserted in original marbled slipcase which is very rubbed, label faded. Two 3" splits at linen at folds, some light dustmarking in sea area top right, 3 small yellowish marks from old sellotape stains in centre of map, small area of rubbing with loss of printed surface just less than half and inch square east of Guestwick, another smaller area of surface loss south of Shipdham. London, Published by the Proprietor W. Faden... Charing Cross 1803. £175.00

  216. River Nar AN ACT to enlarge the Powers of an Act.... for making the River Nar navigable, from.... King's Lynn to Westacre.... Cover leaf plus 17pp, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1770. £15.00


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


  218. Byfield AN ACT for dividing and Inclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures.... within the Manor, Parish, and Liberties, of Byfield and Westrup.... 42pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1778. £22.00

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


  220. Walgrave, Old & Broughton PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold Estates.... To Be Sold by Auction... 22nd June, 1860. 3pp., plus docket title, folds. Schedule. 1860. £22.00


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


  222. Bilton, Shilbottle, Guyzance RENTALL Mr Ralph Carr, Bailiff. Rental book, manuscript on 44 pages, ruled in red, 4to, marbled wraps with manuscript label on front wrap. Comprises (i) 7 double-page spreads ruled in columns for Tenants Names, Names of Farms etc., Rent, Arrears. (ii) Rents at Michaelmas for the three villages, 1758, 1760, 1761, Lady Day 1762, Beans & Peas, Oats, Barley, in various fields, 1785, an account of Cash, bills due, etc. upon Mr Essex' death, 1796. At the end of the book are another 8 pages of copy letters and instructions for 'Back Painting' ('Take a piece of Crown glass the size of the print you intend to paint...'). The letters are: from George Selby in London to his father about the sale of the Bailiwick and the death of his cousin of Holy Island, to a Mr Tate about the same subject 'it is whispered about Alnwick that I disposed of my late Bailiwick to you for a sum of money... a most cursed Lie...', and to his brother about his reasons for leaving the north 'I was sorry I had not the Honour of seeing the Duke before I left the North altho I went to the Castle for that purpose & I saw Mr Carr who acquainted the Dutchess and returned to me with an answer that the Duke was very ill in Bed of the Gout... I then should have Honestly told the Duke a little of my mind...' On the last few pages are some childish drawings of houses, a ship, attempts at fanciful calligraphy etc. 1758-96. £95.00


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  223. Banbury, Chipping Norton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLV.N.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. Blue 'Record Map' stamp in margin. Printed 1882. O.S. blindstamp 1892. £18.00

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


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  225. 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. £26.00
    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.


  226. Church Stretton, Stokesay ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 166. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 14" x 19", plus wide margins. 1899. £20.00
    Covers Rathinghope, Monkhorton, Stanton Lacy.


  227. Ludlow TEN PHOTOGRAPHS size 6" x 8", commercial silvery matt prints with title in white in plate, followed by initials 'M.P.C'. c1900. £8.00
    Includes Broad St., The Feathers.



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  228. Bath CATALOGUE of Household Furniture... Two Grand Pianofortes, Mahogany Dining-Room Furniture... Upwards of 20 Cases of Stuffed Birds... which will be Sold by Auction... March 8, 1900. 15pp, 8vo. 1900. £9.00
    Note in ink 'The estate of the late J. Stone'. Birds include Northern Diver, Sandpipers, Kingfishers, Godwit, Oyster-Catchers.


  229. Bridgwater REVISION OF BURGESSES OF THE BOROUGH OF BRIDGWATER 27th September 1859. Before John Samuel Graves, Revising Barrister. Brief to attend Revision on the part of the Liberals. Benjamin Lovibond, Bridgwater. Manuscript on 13p, folio, folded with docket title as above. Lists 33 names objected to, and 16 'Claimants', in columns for Name, Objector (Tory or Liberal), Nature of Supposed Qualification, Where Property Situate, Ground of Objection, Allowed or Disallowed. 1859. £38.00
    The objections were often that the voter did not live at the property, the property was not of sufficient value, etc. 'Joseph Humby is neither owner nor tenant...'


  230. Cheddar PHOTOGRAPH size 4" x 6", titled in white in plate 'Tea Gardens, Cheddar', showing a small tent in the garden with ladies with parasol, rocks in distance. Numbered W5614. c1910. £5.00

  231. Curry Rivel MANUSCRIPT RECIPE BOOK Titled on flyleaf 'Receipt book. February 18th 1878. M. Munckton, Stanchester House Curry Rivel, Taunton'. 4to notebook, stiff grained cloth wraps, calf spine. 24p of recipes. A few are from 'Handbook of Cookery'. Includes 'Spanish Onion Pickle', 'Brazilian Stew', and a recipe for Easter Cakes, where the flavouring is saffron soaked in brandy. There are a few recipes for polish. Tipped in is a small advert for a chemist in Bridgwater giving a recipe for lemonade. 1878. £26.00

  232. Exford, Simonsbath ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Composite map made up of Sheet Nos. XLV.N.E and N.W and sheets to the south. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size approx. 27" x 36", folding into small 4to marbled wraps. Surveyed 1887, 2nd ed. 1904. £26.00

  233. Greenwood (C) & (J) MAP OF THE COUNTY OF SOMERSETSHIRE, from actual Survey made in the Years 1820 & 1821. Large folding hand coloured map, scale 1" to 1 mile, coloured in hundreds, sea area fully shaded, with large vignette view of Wells Cathedral, 'Explanation', compass rose and scale of miles. In the original 6 sheets, linen-backed and each folding into marbled endpapers, silk edging tape. Some light foxing spots in places near bottom border. Inserted in full calf slipcase in the form of a book, marbled edges, label on spine, corners slightly rubbed. Published by the Proprietors, Oct. 1st., 1822. £760.00
    The wash colouring is fine and bright.


  234. Ilminster BILL of B.O. Legg, Builder and Contractor. Conservatories Fixed. Oblong 8vo, printed heading with small vignettes of a house with scaffolding, and a summerhouse. made out to J. Rutter for oak and elm coffins, signed over stamp. 1875. £6.00

  235. Ilminster THE WILL of Elizabeth Slee, widow. 8p, sm. folio, with codicil. Will proved at London 1747. Extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court at Canterbury... together with... Pedigree of Samuel Slee, folio sheet, manuscript, showing four generations from 1738. Copy circa 1824. £22.00
    Concerns Elizabeth's share of a messuage at South Brent, 'The Swan Tenement' in Ilminster. Mentions items of clothing 'my linen Gown and two petty Coats one being blue cloth serge with a silver lace..... my scarlet Cloth Coat I give to my sons to make them Waistcoats....'


  236. Knightstone Theatre, Weston-super-Mare CINDERELLA Pantomime playbill. Weston-super-Mare British Legion present their 14th Annual Pantomime, in 11 Gorgeous Scenes. See The Wonder Circus, The Dancing Donkeys.... Playbill printed in three colours on card, size 12" x 8", with picture of Cinderella and Prince. 1952. £12.00

  237. Marston Magna ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXIV.15 Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Folded. Second Edition 1903. £14.00
    Covers the whole of Marston Magna, Lambrook Bridge.


  238. Portishead AN ACT to confer further Powers on the Bristol and Portishead Pier and Railway Company.... 19pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1877. £12.00

  239. Taunton and Minehead ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP 1" to 1 mile, Fifth Edition, Sheet No. 129. Blue and black Ellis Martin Cover with hiker, cloth-backed. 1938. £9.50

  240. Taunton BILL for decorating work at Wilton Lodge, June - August 1857, John Hare to D.W. Blake. 2p, folio... together with... Bill of John Hare, Painter, Glaziers, Paper Hanger, North Street, to Miss Norman. 1p., 4to. Last bill with printed heading. 1857 and 1851. £8.00
    Includes '9 Ceilings Stop'd & Whiten'd... £1.2s.6d', 'All the external walls and chimneys stop'd and colored...'


  241. Uphill LEASE FOR A YEAR of five houses and land in Uphill, Robert Coles and William Parfitt of Wells to John Fisher. Vellum sheet, 15" x 23", 3 wax seals. 1832. £18.00
    Gives occupiers of the houses.


  242. Wells, Axbridge, Chew Stoke ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 280. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19", plus wide margins. Hachures printed in brown. 'Record Map' stamp in top margin. 1907. £20.00

  243. Weston super Mare ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. IX.16. Scale 1: 2500, size 27" x 38", folded, corner torn away above Sheet No.., a few small tears at top margin, two patches of foxing. Second Edition 1903. £16.00
    Covers area from Alma Street, Milton Brick & Tile Works, The Grove, The Lodge.


  244. Wiveliscombe ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LXIX.2 Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Folded. Second Edition 1903. £16.00
    Covers the whole of Wiveliscombe, Castle Hill.



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    Staffordshire


  245. Smith (C) A NEW MAP OF THE COUNTY OF STAFFORD Divided into Hundreds. Hand-coloured, folding map dissected and mounted on linen, overall size of engraved surface approx. 17" x 19", trimmed to margins, some light marking to edges, contained with original 8vo paper slipcase, with calligraphic oval manuscript label on top. Overall darkening of paper. Printed for C. Smith, No 172 Strand. January 6th, 1801. £25.00

  246. South Staffordshire Mines Drainage Commission REPORT of the Bondholders Committee, December 31st, 1880. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title. Together with two printed circular letters to bondholders. 1880. £8.00
    The Drainage Commission was set up by an Act of 1873 to deal with the problem of flooding in mines in Staffordshire.


  247. Tamworth, Lichfield ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LXII N.E. scale 1" to 1 mile, size approx. 13" x 14", plus wide margins. Edges slightly dusty. O.S. blindstamp 1881. £18.00

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

  249. Uttoxeter, Burton on Trent TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheets LXXII S.E. and S.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Each size 13" x 14" plus very wide margins. O.S Blindstamp 1883. £26.00

  250. Wolverhampton PRICE LIST of Railway Truck Covers, Cart, Wagon, Threshing Machine and Engine Covers, Boat Cloths... Oil-Skin Clothings... Driving Bands, Engine Packing.... Andrew Potter, Melbourne Works, Wolverhampton. 82pp., 8vo., good aerial view of works on front wrap and showroom on back wrap. With illustrations of men in oilskin coats, busmen's capes, rick covers, etc. Staples rusty. Traces of vertical fold. 1890. £18.00

  251. Wolverhampton PRICE'S PATENT SAFES With Case-Hardened Doors and Powder-Proof Unpickable Locks... Illustrated Descriptive Lists of Prices may be obtained from the Manufacturer Cleveland Safe Works, Wolverhampton... Advertising sheet, 9" x 6", on verso is an advertisement for George Price's book, just published 'A Treatise on Fire and Thief-Proof Depositories and Locks and Keys', illustated with a wood engraving of a medieval chest. n.d. c1890. £9.00


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    Suffolk


  252. Hadleigh WILL of Robert Chaplin Ranson of Layham. Copy on 3p, folio... together with copy marriage certificate of Charles Chaplin, 1847. 1847 and 1877. £8.00

  253. Lowestoft, Worlingham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet LXVII S.W Scale 1" to 1 mile. More than half the map is sea area. Size 13" x 19" plus wide margins. O.S. blindstamps 1880. £12.00

  254. Lowestoft, Yarmouth, Worlingham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 25" x 19", border all round. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into grained paper 8vo endpapers. Water features and roads hand coloured, two estates shaded in colour, probably regarding an auction, and marked with dates. The linen is weak at the two horizontal folds, and is split along two and a half sections at the top fold, and along 2" at lower fold. On verso of two sections is a printed explanation by the O.S. of 'the splendid Geological survey, with a hand-coloured example from map 61 N.E., and puff for the 25 Inch Parish Survey, and 6 Inch Survey. Electrotype, 1871. £20.00
    Over half the map is sea area, with flats etc. marked.



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    Surrey


  255. Effingham, Byfleet, Little Bookham AN ACT for discharging from the Claims of the Crown certain Real and Personal Estates belonging to General De Lancey, late Barrack Master General, and vested in Trustees for Sale. 10pp., disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. Last page foxed. 1807. £14.00
    Refers to the Manor of Effingham, and the Mansion House with China, carriages, books, wine etc. There had been a contract between Richard Brinsley Sheridan, the Treasurer of the Navy, and De Lancey to buy ten acres in Effingham.


  256. Haslemere ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 6" to 1 mile, composite sheet made up of XLV.N.W. etc., size 24" x 35", plus margins, water features and roads hand-coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into cloth 8vo wraps. Various estates shaded and outlined in different wash colours, one marked with owners (Gonville & Caius College), others with selling price. 1898-9. £24.00

  257. Sutton CONVEYANCE of land in the parish of Sutton, Thomas Alcock to Joseph Hallett. 2 large vellum sheets, with Schedule detailing deeds from 1785. On first page is coloured manuscript plan, size 15" x 14" 1866. £28.00
    Land amounted to 30 acres, including Robin Hood Lane Meadow, Hurst Close, Cheam Street Three Acres, etc.


  258. Wandsworth AN ACT to render valid certain Marriages solemnized in a Chapel of Ease, in the Parish of Wandsworth, in the County of Surrey, called Saint Ann's Chapel. Pages numbered 265-266, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode. 1836. £12.00


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    Sussex


  259. Arundel PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable and Important Property situate in the Borough of Arundel.... Which will be Sold by Auction.... at the Norfolk Arms Hotel, Arundel, the 26th July, 1875. In 32 Lots. 18pp, folio, blue printed wraps. Lacks the seven plans. Two small holes rubbed in front wrap, some minor waterstaining at inner margin of some leaves and title, repair in front wrap. 1875. £16.00
    Includes cottages and 'The Arun Chambers' in the Ship Yard at Arundel; the Holly Tree Public House in Walberton; Wharf on the River Arun in Littlehampton.


  260. Chichester Poor and Improvements AN ACT for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor; and for enlightening the Streets, Passages, and open Places, within the City of Chichester, and several Places adjoining there to, and the Close within the said City. 15pp., plus cover leaf, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1753. £14.00

  261. Hooper (S) BATTLE ABBEY, SUSSEX Copper engraving. Size approx. 4" x 6", plus wide margins, on thick paper. Pub. 1st June, 1785. £7.00

  262. Horsham CATALOGUE OF IMPORTANT SALE of the very extensive and valuable Contractor's & Builder's Plant, including 6-h.p. Engine & Boiler, with Mortar Mill... 2 Powerful Draught Horses... Well-Seasoned Stock of Timber.... Builder's Ironmongery.... for sale by Auction... April 30th.... 1896. Printed wraps, 8vo, 51pp. 1896. £16.00


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    Warwickshire


  263. Leamington Spa AUCTION CATALOGUE for sale of Small Country Estate known as Bromson Hill.... About 346 Acres.... 9pp, sm. folio, stiff wraps with actual photo of house. Folding coloured plan. 1964. £8.00

  264. Nuneaton, Coventry ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 169. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 20". Boundaries and parkland, roads, handcoloured. A few grubby marks in top margin. Some roads inked in in blue around Monks Kirby. Linen-backed, folding into marbled wraps. c1880. £14.00


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    Wiltshire


  265. Devizes MENU for the Municipal Banquet in honour of the Election of Alderman B. Howard Cunnington as Mayor. On card, 4pp., 8vo, gilt edges, embossed city badge, with wine list and toast list. Nov. 9th 1928. £5.00

  266. Devizes THE MARKET PLACE Devizes. Engraving, size 4" x 7". Vignette engraving on letter sheet, landscape format, taking up most of the sheet, slight spotting in part of right margin, blank conjoint leaf. c1850. £12.00
    Shows the market cross on right and line of buildings beyond, some smoking industrial chimneys in distance. Stagecoach with passengers in foreground.


  267. Enford, Fifield MAP OF THE MANORS OF ENFORD AND FIFIELD in the County of Wilts., The Property of John Benett Esq., M.P. Lithographed map, size 19" x 27" plus margins. Shows river at right hand edge, buildings and plots in the villages near the river and a few scattered buildings, road to Amesbury at left, field boundaries. With extensive Table of Reference listing 131 fields, orchards, houses, withy beds etc., listed under Tenants Timothy Fay, Charles Offer, and houses and gardens at Rack Rent, with Total Measure of Sheep Pasture, Arable, Meadow, Buildings etc. Slight creasing along centre. Small repaired edge tear. Waterlow & Morland, Lithographers, London. n.d. c1850. £68.00

    FONTHILL ESTATE

  268. Fonthill PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Fonthill Esate, So Renowned in Modern History... The Pavilion and its Beautiful Park, Extensive Manors and Farms, The Splendid Lake... The Celebrated Clothing Mills... 24 uniform cottages... Hot and Succession Houses, The Hermitage, The Ice-House, The celebrated Baths of Inigo Jones, The Ancient Rocks & Ruins... the whole will be Sold by Auction by Mr. Geo. Robins, at the Auction Mart, opposite the Bank of England... 29th October, 1829, in Three Lots (In consequence of the ill state of Health of the respected Proprietor). Particulars on 6pp., size 15" x 9", folded, with docket title. A couple of small marginal tears, outside with docket title dusty. Together with a folded hand-coloured lithographed plan, size 20" x 16", with a reference table to the buildings, plantations etc,; four lithographed views of the park on stiff paper, size 11" x 15", showing The Boat House, the American Plantation, Entrance Gateway and Lodge, Alpine Gardens, folded; a lithographed view 'Fonthill Pavillion, to be Sold by Auction by Mr. George Robins...' on stiff paper, size 8" x 10" plus margins, folded. 1829. £110.00
    'Next the Pavilion, on this site, once stood the splendid residence of Alderman Beckford; the present is of a more unpretending character, it partakes of the style of an Italian Villa...' Alderman Beckford's son, William Beckford, the author of the gothic romance 'Vathek', sold the estate to John Farquhar, and moved to Bath. The abbey collapsed in 1822 and was left as a ruin. James Mortimer, who was involved in this sale, was one of Farquhar's heirs.


  269. Highman (Frank) Lithographer OLD SARUM with ancient view of City and Castle taken in 553. Plan size 20" x 22", folding into card wraps. c1890. £12.00
    Attractive advert for printers inside front wrap, printed in blue.


  270. New Sarum CITY OF NEW SARUM TOWN COUNCIL List of Magistrates etc. 1880-1. Tiny booklet listing Council officers. 8pp, green wraps with calendar printed inside wraps. Size 3" x 2". 1880. £5.00

  271. North Wiltshire Canal PRINTED LETTER to prospective shareholders about the proposed Union of the Thames and Severn and Wilts and Berks Canals by a Canal to be called the 'North Wilts Canal', and giving details of the cost, share allocation, etc. 1p. 4to, blank adoining leaf, paper slightly slightly ragged at top right corner, paper slightly darkened. 1812. £20.00
    A meeting had been held at Cirencester between the two groups of Proprietors. 'The estimated cost of the intended Canal is £54,000...'


  272. Salisbury LIST OF THE PERSONS entitled.... to be Registered as Parliamentary Voters.... for the Borough of New Sarum, in respect of the occupation of Property within the Liberty of the Close of the Canons of the Cathedral.... Printed list, size 23" x 12", in table form giving name, abode, qualification, address of qualifying property. On one side is list of 48 people entitled to vote and to be enrolled as Burgesses, on verso is list of persons to be enrolled as Burgesses but not as Voters (all women).... together with.... 4to sheet headed 'The Close of New Sarum', listing 5 persons and details entitled to Vote for the Southern Division of the County. Both signed by Overseers. 1884. £32.00

  273. Semington & Melksham PARTICULARS WITH PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Valuable Freehold Estate, Comprising Two Country Residences, Cottages and Gardens..... for Sale by Auction, May 31st, 1923. 14pp., sm. folio, folding plan. Wraps rather grubby.... together with.... PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of 'Littleton Wood Farm'.... August 10th, 1922. 5pp., 4to, vertical fold. 2 items. 1922 and 1923. £14.00

  274. Swindon PLANNING FOR SWINDON Exhibition at the Town Hall, April 18th - May 2nd, 1945. 8vo., 8pp., plans. 1945. £6.00

  275. Warminster A PARTICULAR of the Freehold and Leasehold Estates for Sale by Auction by Roger Townsend by Order of the Assignees of the Estate and Effects of George Lye and Edmund Leigh Lye, Bankrupts at The Weymouth Arms Inn... 9th day of July, 1810. 3pp., folio. Lists 23 lots, with situation, occupier, description, terms of lease, names of 'lives' etc. Manuscript notes in ink in the margins, with list of prices realised, the four unsold lots with a cross over them. 1810. £55.00
    A note states the sale total was £7952. Lots include the 'Nag's Head Inn' in Market-place; the Cock Inn, and the house and garden adjoining, a house with coach house, stables and pleasure garden at Boreham. Some of the leases were held under the Marquis of Bath.


  276. Westbury COPY CONVEYANCE messuages, mills, buildings lands in Westbury, Messrs Fowler Head and Moxham to James Neat of Westbury. 10p, folio, tied with tape at corner. With Schedule of deeds from 1823. Copy, c1876. £14.00
    Included premises once known as the Bear Inn.


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



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    Worcestershire


  278. Redmarley d'Abitot RELEASE and Assignment of a cottage in Redmarley d'Abitot, Joesph Pritchett, Cordwainer, to George Bennet, of Ledbury, Baker. Vellum, size 24" x 34", vellum rather browned on first 6 lines, light brown stain about 4" x 2". Signed by 4 parties with small wax seals. 1784. £15.00

  279. Taylor (Isaac) MAP WORCESTERSHIRE Two sheets only from this four sheet map. 17 something £

  280. Worcester Hop Market AN ACT for confirming an Agreement lately entered into between the Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens of the City of Worcester, and the Guardians of the Poor of the said City, for continuing the Hop-Market of the said City in the Workhouse there; and for vesting the Right... of keeping a Hop-Market... in the Guardians of the Poor... Cover leaf + 8pp, small folio, black letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by the Assigns of His Majesty's Printer, 1731. £18.00

  281. Worcester, Inkberrow GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Hand-coloured map, scale 1" to 1 mile, Sheet No. LIV S.W., size 12" x 14", plus very wide margins, key in margin. O.S. blindstamp 1899. £26.00


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    Yorkshire


  282. Alexander (J), Surveyor PLAN SHEWING THE LINE OF THE INTENDED TURNPIKE ROAD From Doncaster to Thorne with the Branch therefrom to Bearswood Green, and also the Country connected with the said Line of Road. 1824. Engraved map, fully hand coloured in wash colour, intended Turnpike Road shown in red. Scale 2in. = 3 miles. Size 8" x 17", plus margins. Distances from Mile Stones etc. shown at bottom. Shows roads, buildings rivers, canal, parkland, moors, hachures show high ground. Traces of folds, some edge tears at margin bottom right, split along central fold, repaired neatly on verso with archival tape. Traces of folds, small chips in the margin at bottom corner. Engraved by J. Cross, Holborn Hill, London. 1824. £45.00

  283. Archbishop of York and Bishop of Ely AN ACT for extinguishing the Secular Jurisdiction of the Archbishop of York and the Bishop of Ely in certain Liberties in the Counties of York, Nottingham and Cambridge. Pages numbered 953-958, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode. 1836. £12.00

  284. Holderness AN ACT for dividing and Inclosing the Open Fields.... within the Township of Tunstall in Holderness.... 28pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. First page and edges of other pages browned. 1777. £16.00

  285. Kirkham WATERCOLOUR inscribed on verso (obviously later) 'E. Eng. Window at Kirkham Priory'. Attractive, finely-painted watercolour showing two ruined arched windows and ruined masonry in foreground, tree growing over arch, large building seen through the windows. Size 10" x 8", complete surface painted, narrow ivory mount. late Victorian. £30.00

  286. Royston, West Bretton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 262. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. 1854. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1874. £30.00

  287. Teesdale (Henry) MAP OF YORKSHIRE To the Nobility, Gentry and Clergy of Yorkshire this Map of the County, Constructed from a Survey Commenced in the Year 1817 and Corrected in the Years 1827 & 1828, is Respectfully Dedicated.... Large folding engraved map, scale three quarters of an inch to 1 mile, in three sheets, mounted on linen, fully coloured, each sheet measuring approx. 72" x 28", edged with green silk tape, folding into plain green endpapers. With Explanation, Altitudes of Principal Mountains, large vignette of York Cathedral. Some slight off-setting of lettering around title. Inserted in a fine full green morocco slipcase, size 13" x 9", in the form of a book, marbled paper edges, gilt and blindstamped decoration on sides, gilt panels and title on spine. Corners rubbed, slight rubbing at top and bottom of spine. Henry Teesdale & C. Stocking, April 21, 1828. £850.00

  288. Thirsk ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XCVI.S.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19", border all round. Parkland and main roads hand-coloured. Linen-backed and folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. Linen slightly discoloured between sections with a few holes in linen where folds meet. 1859. £20.00

  289. Thorner, Yorkshire. AN ACT for dividing and inclosing several Commons or Waste Grounds.... within the Manor.... 22p. Fine headpiece with birds and flowers. Outer leaf with docket title dust-stained. 1777. £24.00

  290. Yorkshire Coalfield MAP SHOWING THE MINERAL TAKINGS the position of the Pits, and the Railways serving the District. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 44" x 36", colour printed in bright colour with areas worked by the various named company shaded in different colours. Pits shown with small red circles, and named, towns shown in grey circles. Linen-backed, folding into 4to red grained cloth boards, gilt title. 2 small indelible library stamps in top corner, University Library label and cancelled stamp inside front board, and number on spine. Business Statistics Co. Ltd., Baltic House, Cardiff. n.d. c1910. £110.00


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    Channel Islands


  291. Bichard (Thomas), Printer LA GAZETTTE DE GUERNESEY Journal Officiel, Politique et Litteraire, Samedi 24 Aout 1895. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp., in French. 1895. £8.00

  292. Guernsey FETE CIVIQUE Plusieurs personnes ayant exprime le desir d'avoir un detail circonstancie de ce qui se passait Jeudi le 26 aout, 1819... on a cru devior rassembler sur cette feuille la relation suivante, tire de l'Independance... Folio sheet printed on one side only, in French, in three columns describing the presentation of a silver vase to Jean Guille, Colonel of the North Militia, with procession, speeches etc., and a poem by 'Zakarie' which appears to be in Guernesiaise French. Sheet stained brown over almost half its area, small repaired tear in text, some slight silverfish damage bottom left corner, mainly in margin, but affecting a few words. Dumaresq et Mauger, Printer. St. Peter Port. Price 1d. 1819. £24.00

  293. Guernsey ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet III N.E. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 12" x 18", plus margins. 1907. £9.00
    Covers Lihou Island, Richmond, Les Buttes, Rocquaine Castle.



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    Ireland


  294. Dublin Police AN ACT for improving the Police in the District of Dublin Metropolis. Pages numbered 293-310, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode. 1836. £12.00

  295. Hill of Howth AN ACT for the better Accommodation of His Majesty's Packets within the Harbour on the North Side of the Hill of Howth, and for better Regulation of the Shipping therein. Pages numbered 449-550, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1818. £11.00

  296. Royal Canal Company AN ACT to dissolve the Corporation of the Royal Canal Company in Ireland, and to appoint Commissioners for enquiring into and examining the Claims of the Creditors.. and to provide for carrying on and completing the Canal from Dublin to Tarmonbury... 11pp. 1813. £16.00


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    Scotland


  297. Brown (James) Printers THE ABERDEEN HERALD March 31st, 1860. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp., folds, Some minor browning along part folds on front page. 1860. £14.00
    Many adverts. for local firms, steamship sailings, Provost's resignation etc.


  298. Brown (James) Printers THE ABERDEEN HERALD April 7, 1860. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp., folds, Some minor browning along part of one fold on front page. 1860. £10.00
    Many adverts for steamship and clipper sailings, with small vignettes of ships.


  299. Clyde Bridges AN ACT for authorizing the Trustees on the Bridges over the Clyde at Glasgow to continue, uphold, repair and maintain the Wooden Bridge over the said River opposite to Portland Street of Laurieston.... Pages numbered 3501-3503, small folio, black letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Arthur Spottiswoode, 1836. £12.00

  300. Dumfries BILL of John Grierson, Builder and Joiner, Charlotte Street, Dumfries. 4to, on blue paper, printed heading. Made out for dog kennel, coffin, mort cloth etc. 1865. £6.00

  301. Edinburgh BILL of James Taylor Mackay, Hat Manufacturer & Patentee, for the Light Elastic Water Proof Beaver & Silk Hats. Bill, 4to, engraved heading, with small vignette of a beaver. Made out for 9 items to Sir George Mackenzie, Moray Place. 1847. £8.00
    Includes 'livery hat;, 'cockade', 'paramatta Band'.


  302. Forth Bridge TWO PHOTOGRAPHS of the bridge under construction. One taken from a point close to the bridge, looking up, people standing on the shore, titled in white in plate 'Forth Bridge. 7082. G.W.W', the other from further away, titled 'Forth Bridge From The South 6975 G.W.W', both giving dimensions (span etc.) Size approx. 5" x 8", mounted on two album leaves. Some slight haziness in the distance in both photographs. 1880's. £60.00
    The photographer was George Washington Wilson.


  303. Iron Foundry BILLHEAD of Shotts Iron Coy., Edinburgh. Oblong 8vo. Fine engraved vignette showing street scene with foundry building, figures, smoking chimney behind. Made out for box, pipes. Receipted. 1847. £12.00

  304. Roxburghshire INSTRUMENT OF SEISIN relating to land in Abbotrule. Vellum, size 10" x 12". In Latin. Large 'W.C' written bottom left. Ink slightly faded in parts. 1671. £18.00
    Refers to James Shiell.


  305. Scottish Courts AN ACT for the better Regulation of the Court of Session in Scotland. Pages numbered 441-446, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1813. £10.00

  306. Shetland and Orkney AN ACT to amend an Act of the Fourth and Fifth Years of His present Majesty, in order to enable certain Seamen belonging to Shetland or Orkney to pay certain Sums of Money, payable under that Act to the Seamen's Fund, at Lerwick in Shetland or Kirkwall in Orkney. Pages numbered 225-228, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode. 1836. £12.00

  307. Veitch (W), Publisher THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT Sept. 24th, 1866. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp, folds. 1866. £10.00
    Contains list of subscribers to the Eyre Defence Aid Fund, adverts. for Aitchison's watches, North British Marble Works, etc.



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    Wales


  308. Anglesea HOLYHEAD TO GREAT ORMES HEAD Compiled from Admiralty Surveys 1835-1893. Sea chart size 26" x 37", three sections and inset map of Amlwch Harbour along the top, linen-backed and folding into plain cloth boards. Corrections to Jan. 2nd 1931. £17.00

  309. Cardiff ARCHITECT'S DEPT. PRINT NUMBER BOOK Ledger recording prints of drawings taken, 1951 - 1962. 4to, ruled in red with columns for Job, Description, Where sent, Date. Approx. 200 pages of entries. Binders cloth, worn at corners, gilt title as above. 1951-62. £30.00
    Evidently from the firm which was originally the practice of Dr. T. Alwyn Lloyd, and post 1960, of (Sir) Alex Gordon. Copies of various articles on Sir Alex Gordon, who was President of R.I.B.A from 1971-75, and best known for his design of the Music Building at Cardiff University. One entry reads 'Gordon A.J. (Personal) Lectures - Radio and Television). Jobs named include National Museum of Wales - Gallery, Welshpool, Forestry Museum, much work for the Wales Gas Board.


  310. Holyhead ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 18", border all round. Folding into 8vo endpapers. Shows only a small area of land, on one section only. n.d. c1860. £8.00

  311. Menai Straits VIEW OF THE SUSPENSION BRIDGE NOW ERECTING on the Menai Strait Ner Bangor in Carnarvonhire. From the Design of Thomas Telford F.R.S.E. &c, taken near High Water by W.A. Provis, the Resident Engineer, and Member of the Institute of Civil Engineers. Copper engraving, size 13" 24", excluding margins and title and printed information beneath view. Left of the title are measurements of height, breadth etc., and on the right information about the chains. Overall size of paper 18" x 25". Some light foxing down sides, there has been some professional restoration to the surface of the engraving to stablilise the surface. £85.00
    The bridge stretches across the whole view from side to side, two men admiring the bridge from rocks in the foreground, sailing ships under the bridge, carriages on bridge.


  312. Pool to Wrexham and Knockin to Llanrhaiader Roads AN ACT for amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the several Roads from the Town of Pool in the County of Montgomery, to Wrexham in the County of Denbigh; and also the Road from Knockin in the County of Salop to Llanarhaider in Mochnant. in the County of Denbigh. Cover leaf + 40p, small folio, black letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Thomas Baskett and Robert Baskett, 1756. £11.00

  313. Rock Bros. Ltd., Publishers 25O VIEW OF LLANDUDNO AND DISTRICT North Wales. Size 11" x 9", boards with gilt decoration, slight faded, some light rubbing at corners. Title page with picture of a Welsh woman in shawl and tall hat, and one leaf with eight photgraphs of Welsh women in costume. Central leaf loose from staples. c1900. £25.00
    Includes Conway Castle, Rhyl, Ruthin, Bettws-y-Coed, Bangor, Snowden Railway etc.


  314. Saint Asaph and Bangor AN ACT for suspending, until the First Day of October One thousand eight hundred and forty-three, Appointments to certain Ecclesiastical Preferments in the Dioceses of Saint Asaph and Bangor, and for securing certain Property to the said Sees. Pages numbered 1341-1342, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode. 1842. £12.00

  315. Valentine & Sons VIEWS OF NORTH WALES 24 pages of views, some full page, some much smaller. Decorative gilt boards, size 11" x 8", with figure of lady in Welsh costume drinking tea. Staple rusty hence loose in case. Boards rubbed at edges. c1910. £14.00


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    BONFILS, PHOTOGRAPHER

  316. Alexandria PHOTOGRAPH of Pompey's Pillar, by Bonfils. Albumen print, size 10" x 9", signed 'Bonfils 100' in the plate in black. Small tear approx. a quarter of an inch long at bottom edge, some light creases at corners. c1880. £18.00

  317. American Presidential Campaign PRESS PHOTOGRAPH showing Barry Goldwater in a television studio. Size 7" x 9", typed heading pasted along top 'Los Angeles. Republican Presidential Nominee Barry M. Goldwater is shown before the cameras at a commercial television studio...' Stamp 'United Press International Photo', and clipping in Spanish pasted to verso. 1964. £10.00

  318. Australian Government AN ACT to continue... an Act of the Tenth Year of His late Majesty, for providing for the Goverment of His Majesty's Settlements in Western Australia, on the Western Coast of New Australia. ... together with... An Act to continue... An Act for the Aministration of New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land. Each 2p, small folio, disbound. 1836. £9.00

  319. Australian Government AN ACT to continue... an Act of the Ninth Year of His late Majesty, for the Administration in New South Wales and Van Diemen's Land. Pages numbered 437-438, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode. 1836. £9.00

  320. Children's manuscript magazine HERE THERE AND EVERYWHERE July 1902. Vol. 19. 4to scrapbook, cut out of king and queen on front board and decorative title, cloth spine rubbed, edges of boards rubbed. Decorated with watercolours. Index. Poems and articles written in the same neat hand, apart from the last articleon the Egyptians. Includes three good ink drawings of gargoyles at Selby; riddles; 'The regalia as used at our Coronations' with coloured flags, ink drawings of regalia pasted in, a poem about a cats nine lives, illustrated with 13 drawings in circles, 'Editor's Page' with critique of previous volumes, cookery page with recipes, the 'Monthly Address' written by Revd. C. Burgess Vicar of Statton St. Margaret's, Wilts., and other stories and poems, with watercolour and pen illustrations. There are two photographs taken by 'young De Wet' at Brandfort (South Africa) of a group of soldiers ('the General, Colonel Law and Colonel Hammond, C.C. Bedford Regiment'). There is a list of subscribers, and a a schedule for circulation, with name and address, date received, and date sent on to the next subscriber (subscribers in London and South Devon.) 113 pages. 1902. £55.00

  321. Coal Mines AREA MAP Midland (Amalgamated) District (Coal Mines) Scheme 1930. Large linen-backed folding map of England and Wales and part of Scotland, Scale 8 miles to one inch, areas outlined in colour and numbered in red. With card key. Inserted in cloth covered folder, gilt title. Bacon & Co., 1930. £45.00

  322. Coal products AGREEMENT between Duffield Coal Products and Frederick Duffield, inventor, and Cept. P. Fenton, Trustee. 5p., folio, typewritten. Signed by Fenton. 1935. £16.00
    Refers to the incorporation of the Company and issue of shares, and the invention by Duffield of a system for the manufacture of motor spirit from coal in Nigeria.


  323. Cookery MANUSCRIPT RECIPE BOOK Yorkshire area. 4to, vellum bound, vellum darkened and with some spotting. 152 pages in the same neat small hand, pages numbered, followed by 38 pages in a variety of hands. With an Index at front listing 129 recipes. The recipes are written in groups for wines, puddings (A Quakeing Pudding', 'Tansy Pudding'), meat and fish ('to make pike eat like sturgeon'), pickles (including 'To pickle broom buds', 'Wallnut Catchup'), cakes, biscuits (including 'Jumballs', 'Wiggs'), jellies. At the other end of the book are 50 pages of remedies, for example 'A Cure for Hydrophobia for a dog', 'A sure poison for Bugs'. Some recipes have a name at the top. There are references to The Leeds Paper, Wisby, and on the fly leaf at the back is written 'Mary T. For Thomas Snelgrave(?) Bishopthorpe, near York. Left at Mr. Hilliard's, Scaldergate, York.' c1840. £190.00

  324. Cookery MANUSCRIPT RECIPE BOOK c1830. 4to notebook, marbled boards, quarter calf, spine rubbed, inner hinge broken. The endpaper and a few leaves at the front appear to have been torn out. 66 pages, in a neat hand throughout. At the rear are a few pages with recipes for 'pills for fowls', 'Black Draught' 'Electuary for the Piles' etc. Paper watermarked 1825. £95.00
    Includes 'English Champagne', 'Blanc Mange', 'To Pickle Walnuts', 'Calves Foot Jelly', 'Plumb Pudding', 'To Make a Cheese', 'Fig Pudding', 'The Nameless Pudding', 'Easter Cakes Somersetshire receipt'.


  325. Cornwall and Devon Miners AN ACT to defray the Charge of the Pay, Cloathing, and contingent Expences of the Disembodied Militia in Great Britain, and of the Miners of Cornwall and Devon.... 11pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1815. £16.00

  326. Costume LETTER from Elizabeth Andros to her neice(?) Sophia Le Marchant asking her to buy various items of dress for her 'in town'. 2p, small 8vo, written in a small hand, addressed to Sophia Le Marchant on verso, but without address, wax seal cut out. Watermark 1809. £18.00
    Asks Sophia to buy a piece of muslin, with twelve yards of trimming in four different patterns, and 'we shall want split straw Hats. Kitty will thank you for one such is worn by those of her own age, mine must be a large snug Bonnet becoming (if such there are) to an old large dame... enclosed is the size of Kitty's pate.' Also asks her to send a drawing of the old coat of arms as 'Charles... wishes to quarter his mother's arms'.


  327. County Rates AN ACT for the more easy assessing, collecting, and levying of County Rates. 20pp., small folio, plus cover leaf, disbound, Act of Parliament. Black letter. Some pages slightly darkened. Attractive woodcut initial letter. 1739. £15.00

  328. Death of Edward VII THE TIMES Edward VII Memorial. May 23, 1910. 23pp., size 24" x 18", folded in half, mourning border on each page. Some light foxing spots in margins of front page. 1910. £10.00
    Includes detailed reports of funeral, lying in state etc., with illustations and sketch plans.


  329. Deep Navigation Collieries REPORT of an Extraordinary Meeting of Shareholders, 20th October, 1898. Single folio sheet, printed on one side in two columns. Sets out the prospects on the merging with the 'Ocean Coal Company'... together with... Printed letter to shareholders about transfer of stock on the merger. 1p., 4to. Folds. 1898. £10.00

  330. Devon and Somerset EIGHT ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Dulverton area. Scale 6" to 1 mile, quarter sheets, size 13" x 17" plus margins. Comprises Somerset LXVII S.W/Devon XXIII: Oldways End, Langridge 1905; Somerset LXVII N.E/Devon XXIV Dulverton 1905; Somerst LVII S.W/Devon XVI River Barle, Draydon. Water features hand-coloured. 1891; Somerset LXXVIII/Devon XXXVI S.E. Clayhidon 1890; Sometset LVI N.E/Devon XVI Withypool Common 1905; Somerset XXIII/Devon LXVII East and West Anstey 1906; Somerset LXVII N.W/Devon XVI & XXIII East Anstey, Higher Chilcott 1905; Somerset LXVII SE/Devon XXIV Morebath, Brushford 1906. 1891 - 1906. £50.00

  331. Drawing and Surveying CATALOGUE of W.F. Stanley & Co., Ltd., Makers of Mathematical, Surveying, Drawing, Optical... and Scientific Instruments. 392pp., size 6" x 4", paper wraps, front wrap torn along part of spine, bottom third of flyleaf torn away. Illustrated throughout. Price List for 1958 in pocket at back. 1958. £9.00

  332. East India Company AN ACT to continue.... several Acts for allowing Importations from the Exportations to the Places within the Limits of the Charter of the East India Company, in Ships not of British Build, and for better Maintenance and Care of Lascars and other Asiatic Seamen arriving in this Kingdom. 3p, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1814. £10.00

  333. East India Company AN ACT to authorize the East India Company to make their Settlement at Fort Marlborough, in the East Indies, a Factory subordinate to the Presidency of Fort William in Bengal and to transfer their servants... to the Presidency of Fort St. George. 3pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1802. £8.00

  334. Edward VII THE GRAPHIC Special Double Number, With Which is Incorporated The Ordinary Number of June 28. Folio, decorative green wraps. Pages numbered 861-908. Profusely illustrated. 1902. £16.00

  335. Emmott (Alfred), Liberal M.P. LETTER to Col. Montgomery, dated Spring Bank, Oldham, 17th Jan. '06. 1p., sm. 8vo, plus blank conjoint leaf. Thanks him for his congratulations and says he hopes 'we have killed the Chamberlain quackery'... together with another letter, 7th May '05 with House of Commons stamp. 1906. £14.00

  336. English Forests and Commons AN ACT for preventing the Depasturing of Forests, Commons, and Open Fields, with Sheep or Lambs infected with the Scab or Mange... 6pp, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. 1798. £12.00

  337. Essex, Kent, Hertfordshire, etc. LONDON AND ITS ENVIRONS Ordnance Survey map. Engraved originally in 7 Sheets which have been joined into one Sheet by the Electrotype process by L. D'Elboux. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 26" x 44", dissected and mounted on linen folding to 8vo. Title in top margin as above, River Thames and main roads hand coloured, some railways added later in ink. Section edges slightly browned and paper darkened slightly at edges of map, two light browning spots top left. Linen on verso browned in some places. Published by the Ordnance Survey 1861. £20.00

  338. Eyre and Strahan, Printers to the King BY THE KING. A PROCLAMATION, FOR A GENERAL FAST. George R. We, taking into Our most serious Consideration the just and neccessary War in which We are engaged... hereby command That a publick Day of Fasting and Humiliation be observed... God save the King. Folio sheet with coat of arms at head, size 16" x 12", printed on one side only, title in large letters, setting out the arrangement for a day of Fasting on 17th February next. 20 lines of text. Traces of folds, some slight creasing. 1808. £40.00

  339. Gaming AN ACT for the more effectual preventing of excessive and deceitful Gaming. 10pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Attractive woodcut initial letter with cherubs etc. 1739. £35.00

  340. Gaming AN ACT to explain... an Act... intituled An Act for the more effectual Punishment of Persons who shall attain... Possession of Goods or Money by false or untrue Pretences... for the preventing Gaming in Publick Houses by Journeymen, Labourers, Servants and Apprentices... 12pp., sm. folio, plus cover leaf. Woodcut headpiece with ships etc. 1784. £16.00

  341. Geographer's Map Co. Ltd. THE STANDARD MAP OF THE WORLD on Mercator's Projection. Produced under the direction of Alexander Gross. Colour-printed map, size 39" x 54", linen-backed and folding into 4to boards. With Gazetteer bottom right, tables of Cable, Telephone and Postal Information, 'The Diminishing Glamour of the West as Shown by U.S.A. Immigration Statistics', 'Naval Strength'. Clocks along top edge. British Empire in red. Inscription on verso, some small holes in cloth on back board. 1930's. £18.00
    Shows shipping routes, wireless stations, calling stations, cables, etc.


  342. Gloucestershire and Wiltshire GEOLOGICAL SURVEY SHEET Sheet XXXIV. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Hand-coloured map. Size 27" x 33", coloured key in margin. Railways inserted to 1890. Blindstamp of Board of Agriculture, 1893. £75.00
    Covers Minchinhampton, Tetbury, Chippenham, Cirencester, Swindon.


  343. Gold and Silver AN ACT for better preventing Frauds and Abuses in Gold and Silver Wares. 17pp., small folio, plus cover leaf, disbound. Black Letter, Act of Parliament. Attractive woodcut initial letter with birds etc. 1739. £22.00
    Sets out the stipulations for marking gold and silver under the Act of Edward I, and later Acts, and the new regulations to be enforced by the Company of Goldsmiths.


  344. Gold and Silver Tokens AN ACT to prevent the issuing and circulating of Pieces of Gold and Silver, or other Metal, usually called Tokens, except such as issued by the bank of England... 6pp., disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. 1812. £12.00

  345. Johnston (W. & A.K) MAP OF THE COALFIELDS OF THE SOUTH MIDLANDS. Published under Joint Copyright by W. & A.K. Johnston Limited, Edinburgh and London and the Colliery Guardian Co. Limited. Folding map, size 29" x 33", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo covers, with gilt title. Coloured reference key, scale 20 miles to 7". c1910. £65.00
    Shows exposed coalfields and collieries, 9 different railway lines in different colours, shipping ports.


  346. Kent and Surrey ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Composite map, Sheet XXIX and two sheets to the west. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Overall size 27" x 73". Covers Downe, Chevening, Halsted, Shoreham, Kingsdown, St. Clere. Some minor marginal tears, dusty at edges, one area round Dunton Green outlined in brown wash. First edition, 1871. £36.00

  347. Kent, Surrey ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet VI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 37", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo endpapers. About half the sections have edges with a light pinkish stain, some light browning patches. Cloth on endpapers stained and 'cockled'. Printed from an Electrotype. Circa 1846. £20.00
    Does not show the Gravesend to Strood Railway (opened 1847).


  348. Kitchenware TRIPLEX '22' Cooker. Brochure with details of Aga-type cooker, 4to, 6pp., some illusts. in green, elegant wraps showing green cooker on black background. c1935. £12.00
    The Triplex Foundry was in Great Bridge, Staffordshire.


  349. Labour Party Housing policy COLLECTION OF BOOKLETS relating to Labour housing policy, 1920's - 1960's. 20 booklets, including: Housing and Planning After the War ('satellite towns and garden cities will have to be created'); Houses to Let, by John Wheatley, Minister of Health, 1924; Post-War Homes, by Working Women's Organisations, 1943; Homes of the Future, 1956; How Many Houses?, 1955; Your Home, Planned by Labour (with photographic illustrations), c1944; Up with the Houses, Down with the Slums, circa 1934; Signposts for the Sixties, 1961. 1920's - 1960's. £40.00

  350. Lake District ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 38. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19" plus wide margins. Admiralty stamps in margin. Margins rather dusty. Published 1905. £20.00
    Covers Wastwater, Coniston Water, Windermere.


  351. Leeds and Liverpool Canal Navigation AN ACT for enabling the trustee under the Will of Henry Brown, deceased, to sell certain Shares in the Leeds and Liverpool Canal Navigation, and a Share in the Liverpool Theatre... 18pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1831. £14.00

    ILLUSTRATED MANUSCRIPT

  352. Liverpool, Taunton, Exeter, Ilminster, Somerton, etc. JOURNAL OF EXCURSIONS 8vo plain paper notebook, half calf, gilt, marbled boards, corners rubbed, calf at top of spine torn across, corners rubbed, paper on front board rubbed near edge, gilt decoration on spine, with title 'Excursions' (title rubbed). Front inner hinge broken, thus front board and spine, although in one piece, have parted from the contents. 148 pages of manuscript in a very neat hand, mostly written on one side only, interleaved with 24 large steel-engraved vignette views, approx. size of engraved surface approx. 5" x 6", illustrating the text. There is an Index of 'Cities and Villages'. The greater part of the journal covers Somerset, and it is possible the writer lived in Bristol, as he describes day excursions from Bristol, and a train trip from Bristol to Liverpool. There is a great deal of architectural and historical detail, and the description for the larger places is arranged in the form of town 'Walks' (there are five for Liverpool), covering the sights street by street. Circa 1844. £180.00
    Places visited are: Liverpool, (38pp.); Chester (10p); Taunton (13p); Ilminster (5p); Exeter (19p, five 'Walks'); Sherbourne (9p), and then: Banwell ('Banwell Caves are two extensive Caverns 40ft high and 50-60 broad, one of them is remarkable for its beautiful stalactites - there is also a natural stone seat with round back at the end of the cavern called the Bishop's Chair. The second cavern contained many fossil bones, now removed to Mr. Beard's near the cavern.'); Abridge, Cheddar, Langport, Fivehead, Burton Pinsent, Langport, Ilchester ('Long Load - remarkable for its stone dressing Works by steam where the blue lias of the neighbouring hills are polished like marble and cut into every variety of form by saws driven by steam'), Martock, Somerton, Compton Dunder, Glastonbury (with plan of town cut from a Sales Particular), Wells, Wookey Hole, Shepton Mallet. At Littleton he points to a column on a hill asking a local boy its name. He replies 'I never heard as how anything grawed there, some o' em do try a little wheat but doant never do them hills be too high and cold'.


  353. London - South Wales Motorway REPORT ON THE EFFECT ON AGRICULTURE 3pp, sm. folio, and 7 large folding maps, scale 2in to a mile, showing the line of the 'Modified Direct Route' and 'Modified Southern Route', with areas along the route in different colours. Stapled, lacks back wrap. Marked 'In Confidence'. 1964. £22.00
    'Section 3. Effect on Agriculture', part of a larger study.


  354. London & South Western Railway BOOK OF REFERENCE Amesbury and Military Camp Light Railway. 1897. 11pp., printed on one side only, folio, printed wraps, cloth spine. Tables with columns for Property, Owners, Lessee, Occupiers. 1897. £34.00

  355. London and Devon PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Modern-Built Private Residence, No. 8, St. George's Terrace, Islington... Also of a Freehold House in Whimple Street, Plymouth... Which will be Sold by Auction... March 12th, 1856. 3pp., plus docket title, folio. 1856. £20.00
    With description of rooms etc.


  356. London, Brighton and South Coast Railway MINUTE OF THE PROCEEDINGS at the Half-Yearly General Meeting of the Proprietors held at the Terminus Hotel... 22nd July, 1885. 45pp., 8vo, rusty staples, traces of vertical fold... together with... Letter to Shareholders, 3pp., 4to, thin paper, giving 15 Resolutions passed at meeting 30th Jan., 1865, issuing new £5 shares, and a similar leaflet for issue of Ordinary Stock after a meeting of Proprietors on 26th July, 1867. 3 items. 1865-1885. £34.00

  357. Lunacy AN ACT for making Provision for the better Care of Pauper Lunatics in England. 3pp. 1819. £10.00

  358. Mathematics THOMAS HIATT HIS BOOK 1772. Exercise book so titled on front wrap, 172 pages, size 8" x 6", original vellum covered wraps with manuscript title on front wrap as above. Attractive bold headings for explanations of rules etc., with calligraphic flourishes, for example 'Dry Measure', 'Wine Measure', 'The Single of Rule of Three Direct', 'Practice'. One heading has small decoration in watercolour. There are various problems with the workings out, to do with trading, shipping etc. 'A Privateer of 150 Men took a Prize that when it was shared among them each Man had £143.10s.6d. What was the Value of the Prize?'. 1770's. £140.00

  359. Morris Motors Ltd. THE MORRIS EIGHT Series 'E'. Brochure, 9pp., oblong 4to, 3 cold plates, including double page coloured 'section' of the car showing all the works inside. Lists prices. Rusty marks at staples, which have rusted away, wraps and first page grubby. 1945. £14.00

  360. Moulton (H.R) PALAEOGRAPHY, GENEALOGY AND TOPOGRAPHY 1930 Catalogue. Historical Documents - Ancient Charters - Leases - Court Rolls... Hand-Drawn Maps... Catalogue of documents for sale, with prices. 341pp., large 4to. 4 pages of photographs of documents. Printed wraps, back wrap detached and torn. Published by Mate & Son. 1930. £15.00
    Catalogued under county. At the end are sections for 'West Indies and Slave Trade Deeds', 'Fine Seals', 'Pedigrees', etc.


  361. Newfoundland AN ACT to regulate the rebuilding of the Town of Saint John's in Newfoundland, and for indemnifying Persons giving up Ground for that Purpose. 4pp, small folio, portion torn from inner margin, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1820. £12.00

  362. Norfolk and Suffolk TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets L N.W. and L S.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 18", plus wide margins. O.S. blindstamps 1885. £26.00
    Covers Stowmarket, Botesdale, Lavenham


  363. North Devon and West Somerset ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS, CONDITIONS OF SALE AND PLANS of... The Challacombe Estate and part of the Exmoor Estate about 9,721 acres, Nineteen Attested Dairy, Stock or Sheep Farms, Four Smallholdings, Exmoor Forest Hotel... Hoar Oak Herding and The Chains... For Sale by Auction... 18th September, 1959. 76pp., plus 3 photographic plates, small folio. Lacks back wrap. One large folding map only, (of 3) which shows Lots 1-31 of the 39 Lots. Key map with tears. 1959. £24.00
    With detailed Schedules.


  364. Northampton, Bedford ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36". Dissected and mounted on linen, edges bound with silk tape, cloth endpapers, inserted in 8vo slipcase. Some slight discoloration of linen between sections at one horizontal fold (off-setting of silk tape from edging), slightly affecting extreme edges of a few sections. 1835. £40.00
    Covers Rothwell, Huntingdon, Bedford. No railways shown.


  365. Northumberland and Devon WILL of John Clarke of Newcastle upon Tyne. Probate copy on vellum, size 22" x 25", preamble in Latin, papered wax seal (pieces of wax missing). 1696. £30.00
    Leaves land at Frithelstock, Devon, leases in Yorkshire and Northumberland (including mill at Langhangton, Alnwick North Demesne, his right and title in Billy Moore Colliery, lands in the 'Manor of Tinmouth' purchased of William Blackett and others, ten pounds to the poor of Newcastle, etc.


  366. Ordnance Survey ANCIENT BRITAIN A Map of the Major Visible Antiquities of Great Britain Older Than A.D. 1066. South Sheet and North Sheet. Two maps, scale 1/625,000, glazed card wraps. Index of names etc. Second Edition 1964. £14.00

  367. Ordnance Survey MAP OF MONASTIC BRITAIN South Sheet. Folding map, scale 10 miles to an inch. Glazed card wraps, small 4to. 27pp. of text. Second Edition 1954. £7.00

  368. Oxford ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Sheet 219 and sheets to south and west, size 38" x 38", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen and folding into large 8vo cloth-covered boards, with label of Charing Cross Central Depot. Hand-coloured in delicate wash colour. Oxford is roughly at the centre of the map. Printed from an Electrotype in 1887. £80.00
    Extends to Brackley, Henley on Thames, Burford, Bishopstone.


  369. Paris SALE CATALOGUE for sale on 4th May 1840, of two Hotels Meubles du Prince Regent, 'situees rue Saint-Hyacinte-Saint-Honore nos. 10 et 5, et rue du Marche-Saint-Honore no 18.' In two Lots. 4pp., 8vo. 1840. £14.00
    'un des hotels meubles les plus recherches par les etrangers et surtout par le commerce anglais'.


  370. Plastic Decoration and Papier Mache Company Ltd., Caledonian Rd., London ARCHITECTURAL ORNAMENTS Manufactured by The Plastic Decoration and Papier Mache Company Limited (Late Bielefeld's). Established 1826. Plaster, Carton-Pierre, Papier mache, Composition or Scagliola. Catalogue size 14" x 11", plain paper-covered boards, calf spine with gilt title, rubbed, paper on boards 'cockled', boards slightly rubbed with one corner bumped. 5pp. of text with description of products, list of buildings with work executed and architect. 126 plates, some being white on a black background. 2 plates and the title page have repaired tears, two some fraying in the margin. A few plates have some slight off-setting as if some hand-written letters have been stored between the pages at one time. 1891. £95.00
    Shows ceilings, mantelpieces, ceiling roses, corbels, cornices, etc.


  371. Punishment of Rioters AN ACT for the more effectual Punishment of Persons riotously destroying or damaging Buildings, Engines and Machinery, used in and about Collieries and other mines, Waggon Ways, Bridges, and other Works, used in conveying and shipping Coals and other Minerals... 3pp, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1816. £10.00

  372. Rome LETTER to a 'Mr Thomas', signature illegible, but with printed address of 19, Bonchurch Rd., N. Kensington. Says the 'double-page block' will soon be finished, and notes 'the two bell towers of the Pantheon at Rome are now being pulled down... if you think the matter would be worth illustrating I have a large photograph...'. With small pen drawing of Pantheon on second page, noting 'Bernini's ears'. Undated. Probably 1883. £12.00

    MAPS AND SECTIONS OF BRISTOL AND GLOUCESTERSHIRE COALFIELDS

  373. Royal Coal Commission MAPS AND SECTIONS to Accompany The Report of the Royal Coal Commission, 1871. Map folder only, size 17" x 14", cloth spine and paper boards, lacks 3" strip down front board, original printed label. Items 5-15 only of items listed inside front board, lacking the four sheets which comprise the Geological and Statistical Map of the British Isles. Includes: lithographed 'Geological Map of the Bristol Coalfield to accompany Mr. Prestwich's Report....', size 17" x 12", plus margins, scale 2 miles to an inch; handcoloured 'Map to illustrate the evidence in support of the continuity of productive Coal measure beneath the S.E. Counties....', size 7" x 19"; Somerset and Gloucestershire Coalfields, Vertical Sections near Clandown and Keynsham; 5 hand-coloured plates of sections prepared by A. Ramsay to explain Evidence, each approx. 13" x 60", 32 sections in all, each sheet with coloured key and scale bars ; Plate of sections of Somerset Coal Basin, with six lithographed sections, Cromhll to Maiden Bradley, Broadfield Down to Twerton, etc., trimmed down one edge with loss of about 1" of 3 sections; Plate of sections of 'Line of the great Coal trough running parallel with the axis of the Mendips and the Ardennes', 'General Transverse Sections across the Axis of the Mendip and Ardennes' etc., small piece cut from bottom right corner, not affecting sections but with loss of few words of an explanation. 1871. £110.00

  374. Scientific Instruments CATALOGUE of Important Instruments of Science and Technology 1550 - 1950. Sotheby's London, 30th September 1997. 87pp., 4to, many illustrations, in colour and black and white. 1997. £12.00
    Includes microscopes, sun dials, Napier's Bones, quadrants, cameras.


  375. Seaplanes BREVET D'INVENTION giving the French patent for fifteen years for 'perfectionnement relatif aux avions'. Deposited by Norman Thompson (deposited in England 17th May 1919). Folio booklet, lithographed, decorative front wrap with medallion, classical border, 3pp., plus 2pp. insert describing the invention and a folding plan, 11" x 13", with two figures showing part of the wings and the wheels of a plane and the system for landing on water, or for taking off from water. Vertical fold. Signed, with the impressed stamp of the Ministre du Commerce. 1920. £40.00
    The invention included 'un cadre ou autre dispositif analogue supportant une roue ou autre organe similaire, ces cadres pivotant autour des bords superieurs externes des flotteurs, afin de rendre l'avion capable egalement de descendre sur terre lorsqu'on le desire'. The chassis could be rotated 'afin de ne pas gener au moment de la descente sur l'eau.' The Norman Thompson Flight Company supplied aircraft to the Royal Navy in World War One, but went into receivership in 1918. I became part of Handley Page in 1919. The factory was at Middleton on Sea.


  376. Shropshire, Hereford ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LV N.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. Small blue 'Record Map' stamp in margin, 'Index to Tithe Survey' in top margin. 3" repaired tear in bottom margin, small repaired hole in paper in right border. O.S. blindstamp 1891. £14.00
    Covers Great Malvern, Bromyard.


  377. Slave Trade AN ACT to repeal so much of an Act of the Second and Third Years of her present Majesty, for the suppression of the Slave Trade, as relates to Portuguese Vessels. Pages numbered 1349-1350, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode. 1842. £12.00

  378. Slavery AN ACT to amend the Act for the Abolition of Slavery in the British Colonies. Pages numbered, 181- 191, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1838. £15.00

  379. Solicitors AN ACT to explain and amend an Act.... for the better Regulation of Attornies and Solicitors. Cover leaf + pages numbered 467-468, disbound, Black Letter, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by John Baskett, 1733. £12.00

  380. Somerset and Dorset ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 130. 'Yeovil and Blandford' Popular Edition. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 19" x 27", plus margins. Printed in black and blue only. Small 'Record Map' stamp top right corner. n.d. 1930's. £10.00

  381. Stage Coaches AN ACT to alter and amend Two Acts... for limiting the Number of Persons to be carries on the Outside of Stage Coaches... and regulating the Conduct of the Drivers and Guards thereof. 6pp, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1806. £12.00

  382. Steam Engines AN ACT for giving greater Facility in the Prosecution and Abatement of Nuisances arising from Furnaces used and in the working of Steam Engines. 1p, small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1821. £8.00

  383. Stock-jobbing AN ACT to prevent the infamous Practice of Stock-jobbing. 8pp., plus cover leaf. Small folio, disbound. Attractive woodcut decoration of initial letter. Some slight darkening of paper. 1734. £16.00
    Aimed at preventing (in the aftermath of the South Sea Bubble) the 'wicked, pernicious, and destructive Practice of Stock-jobbing, whereby many of His Majesty's good Subjects have been diverted from pursuing and exercising their lawful Trades and Vocations, to the utter Ruin of themselves and Families'.


  384. Sussex and Kent AN ACT for continuing the Term... for repairing the Road leading from Wadhurst in the County of Sussex, to the Turnpike Road at Lamberhurst Pound and Pullens Hill, and from thence to West Farley Street, in the County of Kent. 8pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1807. £8.00

  385. Swedish Herrings AN ACT to permit, until Six Weeks after the Commencement of the next Session of Parliament, the Importation of Swedish Herrings into Great Britain. 2pp., disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. 1800. £9.00

  386. Thomson THE BRITISH CHANNEL from Thomson's New General Atlas. Handcoloured engraved map showing the French coast, the south coast of Britain and the Bristol Channel, as far as Milford Haven in the west and Colchester in the east. Size 24" x 20". Coast shaded in pink and blue, and blue and yellow for France. Central fold. 16 Sept. 1814. £16.00

  387. Tincombe and Avenel families TINCOMBE, AVENEL AND WEBBER NOTES by U.S. Glanville Richards. Manuscript in folio notebook, size 13" x 8", plain paper wraps with manuscript title. 67 pages, in ink, with headings in red ink. Comprises notes on (i) Tingcombe family in Lanteglos, Lanivet, St. Mabyn, Buckfastleigh. With pedigrees, lists of burials, wills etc. Some crests drawn in in red and black. Includes Carew, Ilbert, Savery. (ii) Notes on the Anglo-Norman Family of Avenel of Devon. Includes biographies of particular Avenels. At the end are pedigrees of the family of Hodge, of Advent, Cornwall, and Webber of Devon. Last few leaves and back wrap detatched. c1900. £65.00

  388. Trade Unions AN ACT to prevent unlawful Combinations of Workmen. Pages numbered 653-662, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. A few small worm holes. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1799. £30.00

  389. Treason AN ACT for the Safety and Preservation of His Majesty's Person and Government against treasonable seditious Practises and Attempts. Cover leaf + pages numbered 139-142, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1796. £16.00

  390. Warwickshire, Worcestershire TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets LIV S.W and S.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Each size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. 'Index to Tithe Survey' in top margin. O.S blindstamp 1883. £24.00
    Shows Worcester, Pershore, Feckenham, Stratford upon Avon


  391. Wedgwood EXHIBITION CATALOGUE of Early Wedgwood Pottery Exhibited at 34 Wigmore Street, London W.1., 1951. 4to, 110pp, spiral bound, wraps, many photographs including some in colour. Wraps slightly rubbed. 1951. £25.00
    Lists 289 exhibits.


  392. Weinreb Ltd., Booksellers ARCHITECTURE Catalogue One. 76pp., tall 8vo., wraps. Illusts. 1961. £10.00

  393. Wool and Pipe Clay AN ACT against Exporting of Sheep, Wooll, Wool-sels, Mortlings, Shorlings, Yarn made of Wooll, Wool-flocks, Fullers-Earth, Fulling-Clay, and Tobacco-pipe Clay. 13pp., plus cover leaf, small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. Printed by John Bill and Christopher Barker. 1662. £40.00
    The exportation of wool and clay was leading to the 'great decay of the Woollen Manufactures, the ruine of many families, and the destruction of the Navigation and Commerce of the Kingdoms...'.



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