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Lesley Aitchison's - Catalogue 115

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

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Bedfordshire -- Berkshire -- Bristol -- Buckinghamshire --
Cambridgeshire -- Cheshire -- Cornwall -- Cumberland --
Derbyshire -- Devon -- Dorset -- Durham --
Essex -- Gloucestershire -- Hampshire and Isle of Wight -- Herefordshire --
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    Bedfordshire


  1. Reynolds (M) MAP OF THE TOWN OF BEDFORD From Actual Survey in the year 1841. To The Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of the Borough of Bedford This Map is by Permission Respectfully Dedicated by their much obliged most Obedient Servant M. Reynolds, Surveyor, Bedford. Lithographed map backed with linen, mounted on mahogany roller with turned finials, and mahogany stretcher with small brass rings for hanging at the top. The map has been varnished. Size 28" x 23", scale 1" = 200 feet, piano key border with coats of arms in the roundels at the corners of borders, decorative compass rose. Covers the Bedford Workhouse top right, and Russell Street, in the North, Ampthill Street in the South. Buildings shown, with garden plot, large gardens, parks etc. with layout of trees, hedges shown on surrounding fields, orchards, nursery plots, etc indicated. Streets and main buildings (churches, chapels, Gaol, Gas Works, Schools etc.) named. Some minor chipping of paper at some places at extreme edges, outside border. Lacks edging tape which once bound right and left edges. 1841. £240.00
    Scarce.



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    Berkshire


  2. Chatteris family of Sandleford Priory GRANT OF ARMS to William Pollett Brown Chatteris of Brazen Nose College Oxford On vellum, size 25" x19", 25 lines in ink, blue borders, first line in Gothic script in gold letters. Top left is Chatteris coat of arms, 7" x 6", and three other coats of arms including a royal one alongside. Signed by George Nayler, Garter Principal King of Arms, and Ralph Bigland, Clarenceaux King of Arms, at the bottom, with slots of tags for seals, but there are no seals or tags present. Trace of horizontal fold 1831. £200.00
    The arms were 'a chevron gules between three fleurs de lis vert on a Chief Azure three Bezants' with 'a Pheasant proper' holding a Fleur de lis in his beak on the crest. William Pollett Brown Chatteris purchased the lease of Sandleford Priory, near Newbury in 1835. His second wife was the daughterof Sir Thomas Hardy. He died in 1889. George Naylor was the author of a work on Gloucestershire coats of arms (1792) and Ralph Bigland wrote 'Historical, Monumental and Genealogical Collections Relative to Gloucestershire' (1791).


  3. Hurley THE SINGULARLY CHARMING FREEHOLD RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY known as The Malt House, Hurley, near Maidenhead... charming Old World Gardens over Seven Acres. Messrs. Wilson & Co. Will Sell the above by Auction.. 14th July, 1926. 10pp., size 12" x 9", stiff printed wraps which are slightly darkened, ink number on front wrap. 3 photographic plates, one leaf of text loose. 1926. £18.00


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    Bristol


  4. Acland (James), Proprietor & Editor THE BRISTOLIAN Memoirs and Correspondence of James Acland... written by Himself. June 17, October 21, October 31 1829. Each 4pp., 4to. One issue rather browned. 3 items. 1829. £26.00
    Includes articles on the Bristolian Bread Association, fraudulent ownership of No. 1 Royal York Crescent, memorial to those victims of the Bristol Bridge affair 1793, etc. '... the Suspension Bridge will be a noble improvement and an eventual advantage to the Citizens of Bristol. besides, if I am not mistaken, the Merchant Venturers have many thousands in their hands (a bequest) for this very purpose...'


  5. Bridge over River Avon AN ACT to amend and render more effectual an Act.... for rebuilding, widening, and enlarging the Bridge over the River Avon, in the City of Bristol, and erecting a Temporary Bridge adjoining.... and for building another Bridge over some other Part of the said River.... Black Letter, cover leaf + 20pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1786. £14.00

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


  7. Hellier (Elizabeth) QUITCLAIM whereby Elizabeth Hellier of Bristol, Spinster (one of the Legatees named in the will of Elizabeth Symonds) releases to Sarah Dring all her interest in the estate of Elizabeth Symonds. 1p, sm. folio, manuscript, signed by E. Hellier and 2 witnesses, with small armorial wax seal. Blank conjoint leaf with docket title. 1727. £12.00

  8. Loyal Order of Ancient Shepherds AN INVITATION to become a Member of the Shepherds Guiding Star Lodge No. 1206 (Bristol, Bath and Western Counties District)... held at the Golden Lion, Redcliff Street, Bristol. Leaflet, 3pp., 8vo, with poem encouraging the reader to join the Lodge on first page, financial facts, etc., and application form. 1893. £8.00

  9. Rownham Ferry DESIRABLE FREEHOLD PROPERTY near Rownham Ferry and the Hotwells, Bristol to be Sold by Auction... at the York Hotel, Dowry Square, Thursday 18th August, 1831.. Poster, size 18" x 11", folds, printed in large type with a variety of typefaces. Lists 4 Lots. Two small edge tears repaired neatly on verso. Printed at the Bristol Mirror Office by John Taylor. 1831. £50.00
    The lots included the Hotwell Tavern, with detailed description of the rooms, including the Brewhouse with the 'excellent Cellar 40 feet by 14', a house adjoining, Fee Farm rents of newly erected house forming a continuation of Freeland Place Buildings, a house in Freeland Place, with a slip of land behind Mr Watkinson's stable. Gives occupiers.


  10. St. James CONVEYANCE of a plot of land formerly part of a meadow called the Lower Montagues, but now called Joblings Leaze, near Earle Street and Marlborough Street, John Wall, of Bristol, Silk Dyer and Elizabeth Addison, Widow, to John Stout, Merchant Taylor. Vellum, size 22" x 33", very black printed heading, slightly rubbed. Small hole at one fold with loss of two words. 2 wax seals. 1721. £24.00


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    Buckinghamshire


  11. Farnham Royal PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Charming Freehold Residential Property known as Yew Place Farnham Royal... approximately 29 acres... to be offered by auction... 19th October, 1937. 14pp., stiff printed wraps, size 13" x 8", 5 tipped-in photographs plus one on front wrap. Printed in brown on thick cream paper. Number in ink on front wrap. 1937. £25.00


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    Cambridgeshire


  12. Cambridge ABSTRACT OF TITLE of Julian Skrine to several Messuage or Dwelling Houses in Downing Terrace, in the Parish of St. Andrew the Less in the Town of Cambridge. 25p., folio, held with tape at corner. Details title from 1805 to 1848. 1848. £30.00
    Refers to Manor of Barnwell, Mansion House called Barnwell Abbey, Rectory of Barnwell, cottages, rights of common, right of fishery etc. of Peter Lord Gwyder, Baroness Willoughby and Peter Drummond Burrell, formerly of Thomas Panton, grandfather of Baroness Willoughby.


  13. Guilden Morden OBLIGATION BOND of James Coxall of Guilden Morden, Carpenter, to Anne Clerke of Thorfield in Hertford spinster, for £90. 1p., sm. folio, printed with manuscript inserts, Small papered seal. Blank conjoint leaf. 1736. £24.00

  14. Rampton Lyles (Manor of) SURRENDER of lands in Mill Field, Brook Field and Snout Common in Rampton, William Ivatt of Cottenham, Farmer, to Thomas Smith, Butler of Pembroke College. 3p., folio. 1865. £12.00


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    Cheshire


  15. Peak Forest Canal PRINTED FORMS OF SURRENDER The Company of Proprietors of the Peak Forest Canal represented by David Browne, to surrender certain copyhold land in Yeardsley Whaley in the County of Chester. Draft copy of printed document of Surrender to Manor and Forest of Macclesfield, manuscript insertions in an untidy hand with many amendments (referring to a piece of land in the Forest). The Manor was held by the King and the Steward was the Earl of Derby. 3p., folio, printed with manuscript inserts, many amendments and crossings-out. 1806. £20.00
    The small piece of land concerned had lately been used by the Canal Proprietors 'for part of a wharf or quay at the termination of the branch or cut from and out of the Peak Forest Canal to Whaley Bridge'. Another piece was used as a road from the old Turnpike Road.


  16. Sandbach PARTICULARS OF SALE AND PLAN of Valuable Freehold Land, House, Smith & Buildings at Arclid, near Sandbach..... to be Sold by Auction.... 26th day of October, 1887. 2pp., folio, plus docket title, 1p. hand-coloured plan, 2p. Conditions of Sale on blue paper sewn in at rear. Attractively printed in blue. 1887. £35.00


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    Cornwall


  17. Bodmin asylum ORDER FOR THE RECEPTION OF A PAUPER PATIENT Form and Medical Certificate for the admission of Elizabeth Dingle as proper person to be confined. 3pp., folio, printed with manuscript inserts. Signed by George Croker Fox, J.P., on the first page, statement signed by the Relieving Officer for the Penryn District on the second page, which has description of patient, who was originally from Penryn, occupation, religion, age on first attack, whether dangerous to others etc. On the last page is a list of ten medical queries, filled in and signed by James Cornish the doctor. Folded with docket title. 1849. £36.00
    The patient had 'religious delusions' and 'threatens mischief'.


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

    WAR WITH THE FRENCH

  19. Cawsand Bay LETTER from Robert Bowser to his wife at Hull, dated Cawsand Bay, June 15th 1797. On one and a half sides foolscap. 46 lines. Traces of folds, two small pieces torn from left margin. 1797. £35.00
    Says he is sending a 'Release' and she will be able to draw £200 from Mr. Binnington, but she must show it to someone first to check it's legal. Says he expects to be home in two or three months time, and that 'we have great talk of Peace at Plymouth, it Expected dayly'. 'Lord Bridport with 17 sail of the Line has been in sight of the Barn hed of Plymouth 10 days. A French Cartelo Brigg arrived here on Sunday Night with English Sailors on board from La Orient in the Bay of Biscay'. He hopes the reports that the French fleet is laid by at 'their peaceable Moorings' is true.


  20. Cornish elections SONNET TO THE ENSUING ELECTION for the County of Cornwall, by a Freeman. Written in pencil in 36 rhyming lines, on two pages, 4to, folded and addessed on verso to E.W.W. Pendarves, Five Lanes. Small papered seal. Signed Rd. Hill, 13th Feb. 1825. Mocks the Tories, and calls upon Cornishmen to support Pendarves. 1825. £38.00
    'A freeman is here/No vote at election/Yet wishes reflection/And closer inspection/To make a selection/For Knight of the Shire'...


  21. Election THE THATCHED-HOUSE ALLIANCE, A New Song to An Old Tune. Election broadside, printed on one side of sheet 14" x 5", seven verses plus refrain, with detailed explanatory notes at the bottom. E. Heard, Printer, Truro. £38.00
    'The Thatch'd-House alliance would drive us like Flocks/But we'll stand fast and firm as our own native Rocks... Though the Sons of corruption may bully and storm/Here's success to Pendarves, the friend of Reform'. The song urges support for Pendarves, the Reform Candidate, and deplores the machinations of the anti-reform group who meet at the Thatch'd House in London, citing how Sir R. Vyvyan had voted away six thousand pounds of public money to the Prince of Cumberland, a child of six, and how he had come to Helston to canvass at midnight.


  22. Falmouth LEASE for 21 years of a house in Falmouth called Higher End, William Hill to John Pearce. On paper, size 19" x 23", two wax seals, split in paper along almost the whole of the horizontal central fold, affected the bottom edge of text in that line. 1772. £10.00

  23. Grade TITHE APPORTIONMENT of the Parish of Grade in the County of Cornwall. 1843. 14pp, folio, plus 2p introduction. Printed in columns for Landowner, Occupiers, No. on Plan, Description of Lands, Cultivation, Rent Charge apportioned. Original wraps, front wrap stained, with printed label on front wrap. Slight wear to corners of pages at top right corner. Helston, 1843. £65.00
    Tenements include Worvas, Trevelgas, Kuggar, Chiverton, Plain an Quarry, Ledra, Polteska.


  24. Gunwalloe COUNTERPART LEASE of the Tenement of Trenoweth, John Rogers to H. Grylls. Large vellum sheet, printed with information filled in in ink, ink slightly rubbed on a few words. Names 'lives'. 1822... with... Counterpart Lease of Fields of nine acres, part of Trenoweth Morrops, Gunwalloe, Capt. Rogers to Wm. Oats. Printed on paper, 3p. folio, with manuscript inserts. 1885. Two items. 1822 and 1885. £24.00
    Grylls had to act as Reeve if needed, and to have his corn ground at the mill of the Manor.


  25. Helston LETTER to Messrs Grylls and Co., Helston, from John Wallis at Bodmin. Says he is sending by the Falmouth Coach a parcel with William Hill's Land Tax contracts. 4 lines, 1p., 4to., address panel with Bodmin postmark on verso. On the conjoint leaf are Grylls charges for making out the contracts and schedules (74 tenements). Small hole where paper torn at seal just above signature. 22nd December 1800. £10.00

  26. Helston NOTICE to John Penberthy from Glynn Grylls, Town Clerk. States that unless his dog 'be forthwith destroyed or kept muzzled' a Bill of Indictment will be served against him at the next Quarter Sessions. 11 lines in a large neat hand on one side, 4to, folded with docket title on verso 'Notice to J. Penberthy to muzzle his Dog. Copy served by G. Dobb' 27th Feb. 1829. £12.00

  27. Helston ORDER OF FILIATION by John Borlase and John Rogers, Justices of the Peace, concerning the female Bastard Child lately born of Mary Ann Banfield. 52 lines on one side of small folio sheet, with manuscript inserts. Folds, signed by Justices with small papered seals. The order required the reputed father Richard Eva of Helston, mason, to pay towards the lying-in, and thereafter to pay the Overseers of the Poor 1s 6d a week for maintenance of the child. 1815. £28.00

  28. Kind Edward Mine PHOTOGRAPH of two students timbering an adit. Black and white, size 5" x 6". Shows two students at the mouth of an adit sawing planks, watched by a man in a bowler hat seated at the side. Titled later on verso in ink. 1920's. £6.00

  29. Liskeard REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF LISKEARD 2pp., with folding lithographed map, coloured in outline. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1832. £20.00

  30. Newlyn Estates AN ACT for authorizing Leases and Setts to be granted of and in an Estate in the Parish of Newlyn in the County of Cornwall, devised by the Will of John Oxnam deceased to John Oxnam for his Life... 14pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1843. £14.00
    Mentions a tenement called 'Warren's Tenement' in Newlyn.


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

  32. Ordnance Survey SET OF SEVEN MAPS Scale 1" to 1 mile, covering all of Cornwall and part of Devon. All sheets dissected and mounted on linen, folding into pale grey endpapers, 8vo. Some of the places covered written in ink on the endpapers. Comprises: Sheet XXXII. Lizard. Size 8" x 16". Borders at bottom and left stuck on; Sheet XXXIII. Penzance. Size 21" x 24". Borders at top and bottom are pasted on; Sheet XXX. Lostwithiel, Newquay. Size 24" x 31"; Sheet XXXI. Fowey, Redruth, Truro. Size 25" x 36"; Sheet XXXIV. Looe, Plymouth, Prawle Point. Size 16" x 36". Bottom border is pasted on. Paper slightly cockled mainly in sea area, linen on verso grubby; Sheet XXXV. Liskeard, Launceston. Size 24" x 36". Some slight discoloration of linen on verso; Sheet XXVI. Stratton, South Molton, Holdsworthy. Size 24" x 36"; Sheet XXIX. Bude. Size 24" x 10". Left border is pasted on; Sheet XXV. Stratton, Holdsworthy. Size 24" x 36". J. Whatman watermarks, 1850's. £260.00

  33. St Ives REPORT OF THE ADMIRALTY under the Act 14 & 15 Vict. c.49. St. Ives and West Cornwall Junciton Railway Bill. 1p, docket title on verso. 'their Lordships can only now assent to the Proposition on condition that the Railway Company's Viaduct, where it crosses the Estuary, be entirely on Timber Piles, with spans of not less than 20 Feet....' Paper rather brittle at edges, with portion chipped away at top. 1853 £8.00

  34. St. Minver ABSTRACT of the Title Deeds &c to the premises bought by William Sandys Clerk of Mrs Lewellen taken by Samuel Warren the 15th May 1771. Manuscript on two sides small folio, blank conjoint leaf with docket title on verso, partly split at fold between first and second leaf. Signed by Warren. Details leases etc. from May 1742 to June 1771. 1771. £24.00
    Concerns tenements of Little Trehawke, Hamblys, Styles, and 'The Wastrell'.


  35. Stannary Administration AN ACT to make Provision for the better and more expeditious Administration of Justice in the Stannaries of Cornwall... 18pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1836. £14.00

  36. Tregonetha, St. Wenn ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 33 S.W. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 18", linen-backed and folding into 4to marbled endpapers, printed label. Revised 1905. £10.00
    Covers Castle-an-Dinas, Little Brynn, Demelza, St. Wenn


  37. Tremethick Mine, Madron AN ACCOUNT OF DUES from Tremethick Mine in Madron belonging to John Stackhouse Esq. paid by Do. Cole on behalf of his Aunts. Small 4to sheet, listing dues for 1790,91,92,94,95,1800, with total, minus expense for selling. 1800. £10.00

  38. Trenethick DRAFT INSTRUCTION FOR PETITION to Chancellor for William Hill Esq., tenant for life on Trenethick &c., to cut down Timber for purchase of Land Tax. 5p., folio, together with: Bill of Mr Corfield for measuring trees, 1798. 1p. narrow folio; Account of Timber sold at Trenethick 1799. 4p., folio, written in columns with 'To Whom Sold', 'Cash Recd.' etc. Paper ragged at edges; Act. of 2nd Sale July 1800, 1p. folio; In Chancery. Order for Sale of Timber to purchase Land Tax. April. 1799. 3p., folio; Sale of Trenethick Timber. Bill of Costs. Details legal costs Oct. 1798 - Dec. 1800. 4p., narrow folio. 6 items. 1798-1800. £50.00
    Among the purchasers were Joseph Vivian, Capt. Gundry, Capt. Teague, William Trewartha of St. Day, etc.


  39. Trewethenick LEASE of a moiety of a tenement know as Langew, with the appurtenances, pastures, rights of common etc. in the parish of Trewethenick, Hugh Roscarrock of Pinchla, Anthony Roscarrock of Egloshayle, and Humphrey Roscarrock, to Paschael Moreton of St. Kew. Neatly written on vellum size 12" x 17", wax seal on tag. 1598. £70.00
    With the usual stipulations about payment of rent on the four quarter days, payment of a best beast as heriot, exemption of tin works etc.


  40. Valentine & Sons, Publisher CORNWALL AND THE ISLES OF SCILLY. Containing 100 Photographic Pictures of Cornwall's Grandest and Most Beautiful Scenery, with Descriptive Notes. Original boards, 9"x11". Staple rusty, inner section loose, boards rubbed at edges. c1910. £16.00

  41. Wendron LEASE of a one fourth share in a tenement called Carahan Vean in Wendron, John Trehane of Probus, to John Sisley, Carpenter, and Amy his wife, of Dunheved, and John Goake of the same place. 36 lines on vellum, size 11" x 17", tag missing wax seal, unsigned but with a triangular mark next to tag which could be the mark of one of the parties. Witnessed on verso. Names the four feast days when the rent was to be paid. With the usual exception regarding digging of tin. 1598. £75.00

  42. West Penwith SET OF 6" ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP 21 maps, flat sheets Size 12" x 18" plus margins, loosely inserted in art folder, stiff boards, with ties, arranged geographically from the west with small numbers 1-21 mounted neatly at the tops of the sheets. Pasted inside one board is a printed index map to the sheets. Comprises:- Sheets LXI X.E. & LXVII N.E. (Morvah); LXI S.W. (Zennor); LXVII N.W. (Pendeen Watch); LXVII S.W. (Pendeen); LXXIII N.W. & N.E. (St. Just); LXXIII S.W (Sennen Cove); LXXVIII N.W (Sennen & Land's End); LXXVIII S.W (Gwennap Head); LXXIV N.W (Mounts Bay & Lamorna); LXXIV N.E (Marazion & St. Michael's Mount); LXXVII N.E & S.E (Penberth); LXXIV (N.W (Penzance town); LXXIV Mousehole; LXVIII N.W (Trewey Common); LXVIII S.W (Gulval, Newmill); LXVIII S.E (Ludgvan); LXVIII N.E (Nancledrea); LXI N.E & S.E (St. Ives); LXXIII S.E (St. Buryan); LXXIII N.E (Sancreed); LXVII S.E (Chun Downs). All Second Editions 1908 (Revised 1906), reprints from 1930's and 1940's. Some maps have mines and mine shafts very neatly underlined in red. Loosely inserted in the folder are two large sheets, 1970 reprints of Sheet 33 and 31/32 of the Old Series one inch maps, with extensive cartographical notes by Dr. J.B. Harley. 1930's and later. £160.00

  43. Wheal Canon, Sithney ANSWER of Hugh Stevens Defendant to the Petition of William Stevens Plaintiff in the Stannary Court. 2p folio, tear at one fold repaired, small Stannary stamp. 1842. £25.00
    Hugh denied that he had held shares in the mine up until 'the working was abandoned on the 30th day of June 1841'.



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    Cumberland


  44. Ainstable AN ACT for Inclosing Lands in the Manor of Ainstable, in the County of Cumberland. 30pp., small folio, separately paginated. Disbound, Act of Parliament. Outer leaf with docket title dust-stained. Traces of folds. 1818. £22.00

  45. Carlisle CATALOGUE of the Annual Great Special Prize Show & Sale of 200 Two Year Old Cart, Saddle and Harness Geldings and Fillies, Horses, Cobs, Ponies... 22nd Sept. 1909. 16pp., 8vo., printed wraps. Vertical crease. 1909. £10.00

  46. Coldale Hall Estate PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS SALE of a Valuable Freehold Estate situate at Newtown, and in the Willow Holme, Carlisle, in the Parish of St. Mary, Carlisle.... which will be offered for Sale by Auction.... 14th day of February, 1860.... 9pp., folio, with folding hand-coloured plan. Outer sheet leaf with docket title dusty, with tear at fold. Docket title stained at edge. 1860. £30.00

  47. Longwathby TO BE SOLD by Public Auction At the House of Wm. Western, Butcher in Longwathby by Virtue of Her Majesty's Writ of Fieri Facias... all his Stock, Crop, and household Furniture Consisting of 1 Milch Cow, 3 Fat Sheep, 2 Pigs... Fenders, Fire Irons, Pans... Poster, size 11" x 9", printed with large type-face. H. Brown, Printer, Penrith. 1858. £28.00


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    Derbyshire


  48. Derby and Midland Oddfellows ACCOUNT BOOK June 15th 1846 - December 30th 1933. Cash book, size 14" x 9", full parchment boards, front inner hinge broken, so front board and spine, although not detached, have come away from the spine. On the first two pages is a list of 70 members with year of entrance (going back to 1789). There is also a list of 22 Honorary Members. 290 pages. Each year's accounts signed by auditors. A few pages loose, parchment darkened, some tears in parchment on back board, back inner hinge partly broken. Neatly written throughout. Blanks at end. 1846-1933. £200.00
    Includes money paid out for funerals, provisions for the Feast 'One gallon of ale to Band at John Colledge's', 'Singers at Church', 'Ringers at Church', payments to hundreds of named people, presumably while they were sick, 'Surgeon half year's salary...' etc. Receipts include subscriptions, odd sums such as 'received from Bolehill Lodge for use of the Flag... 5s'.


  49. Whittington PARTICULARS of Valuable Freehold Property situate in the Pleasant Village in Whittington, near Chesterfield... to be Sold by Auction at the Old Angel Inn, Chesterfielld... 1st day of July, 1844... 2pp., small folio, plus docket title, double-page lithographed plan, scale 5 chains to an inch. With Schedule giving tenants (9 names), description, quantity. 1844. £32.00
    The property consisted of a substantial dwelling house with stables, coach house, gardens and pleasure grounds, and seven cottages, with 56 acres of land ''part of which is Old Turf...'



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    Devon


  50. Alexandra Theatre, Newton Abbot JACK AND THE BEANSTALK Reg Lever presents his Annual Xmas Pantomime, in 14 Spectacular Scenes. See The Wonder Circus, The Dancing Donkeys.... Playbill printed in three colours on card, size 12" x 8", with picure of giant asleep and Jack stealing hen, in red, yellow and blue. Early 1950's. £12.00

  51. 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

  52. Bartholomew (J) BARTHOLOMEW'S REDUCED ORDNANCE SURVEY OF ENGLAND AND WALES, Scale 2 Miles to an Inch. Sheet 35, North Devon. Colour-printed, size 20" x 30", linen-backed and folding into cloth endpapers. c1920. £7.00

  53. Bishops Tawton MEMORANDUMS taken at Bishops Tawton Apl. 24 1793. 4 pages folio, notes taken presumably by an agent of an estate. Notes many requests for timber 'Jhn Rumbello has applied for some rough Timber for Gates on Upcott', 'Mr Seldon applied for Timber for a Barn's floor he says there are a great many trees more than a Hund. but they are not large ones. Qy. is there any large enough for a Barn's floor?' 1793. £18.00

  54. Cary (J) A MAP OF DEVONSHIRE from the best Authorities. Engraved map, size 17" x 19", outline hand-colouring. Coloured compass rose, reference to Hundreds. Laid down on card. Published by J. Stockdale, 26th March 1805. £60.00

  55. Collumpton CERTIFICATE OF ADMINISTRATION of the goods and chattels of William Wright, late of Collumpton, granted to his brother Henry. On paper, sheet folded to 8" x 11", impressed seal of Bishop of Exeter top left. Signed by Registrar. Folded. 1773. £10.00

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


  57. Frithelstock LEASE of the tenement of Southcott, Henry Stevens of Cross to John Smale. Vellum sheet, 22" x 33", signed by Smale with wax seal... together with LEASE of Southcott, 1755, Christiana Maria Stevens to William Smale, 26" x 32", wax seal. Two items. 1755 and 1792. £20.00
    Reserves to Stevens the right to dig for minerals, stone, etc., and the right of hawking and fishing on the land.


  58. Frithelstock RELEASE of the tenement of Mowhay in Frithelstock, John Cutcliffe of Damage, Ilfracombe, to Richard Stevens of Frithelstock. Vellum, size 17" x 22", wax seal. Engraved heading. 1715. £22.00

  59. Georgeham CONDITIONS OF SALE for the tenement called Middleborough containing 34 acres. 2pp., sm. folio, signed receipt for purchase money on adjoining leaf. 1834. £8.00

  60. Grenofen, Mary Tavy ACCOUNT BOOKS of the Revd. J.P. Carpenter, 1836-1844.. 2 volumes, size 6" x 4", ruled in red throughout, parchment covered boards with title in manuscript on front boards, altogether 323 pages of accounts listing expenditure only, each page completely full, with 19 lines per page (19 items). The first book is titled 'General Account Revd. J.P. Carpenter and the second 'Revd. J.P. & Mrs Carpenter.' April 1836 - August 1840 and August 1840 - Sept. 1844. £200.00
    The Revd. Jonathan Phillips Carpenter was rector of Grenofen. The expenditure covers household expenses, food, entertainment, servants and labourers wages, rates, subscriptions to clubs, toys, travel, clothes, rent, etc. Sample entries are 'Horrabridge Poor. 5s', ' 27 apple trees £2.9s.6d', 'Ottery New Church £12', 'Tavistock Library 13s.', 'Servants Hat 15s', 'Lyrical Ballads 18s', 'Chillaton Races £1', 'Marble specimens £1 4s.', 'sharpening of saws 2s 3d.', 'Wet nurse £1 1s.', 'Mining Men 5s', 'Clarence Hotel 1 week £13. 1s. 4d', 'Bathing Woman 1s', 'Donkey Girls 1s', 'Light House woman 1s'.


  61. Heathfield, near Newton Abbot PLANS PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE SALE OF ABOUT 13 ACRES OF LAND With Manufacturing Premises thereon, Together with Two Cottages and a Valuable Building Site. Re John Sampson, Deceased. To Be Sold By Auction.... September 19th, 1910. Folio, folded, large coloured folding plan and 3pp, tear in last page at fold. 1910. £24.00
    The premises were those of 'The Ligno Carbon Co.', opposite Candy's premises.


  62. Hemiock PARTICULARS OF THE MANOR OF HEMIOCK, CASTLE FARM, AND OTHER LANDS, In Hemiock Aforesaid, Which Will Be Sold by Auction, By Messrs. Hussey & Son, at The Star Inn, In Hemiock, On Wednesday the 23rd June, 1869. Lot 1 comprises the Lordship and Hundred of Hemiock, with Castle Farm, and the other 5 Lots include lands at Coniger, Newlands, Fourways, with Schedules for each Lot. Folio, 5pp, folded. 1869. £24.00

  63. Ilfracombe PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Reversionary Life Interest in Valuable Freehold Property consisting of a Mansion House and Ground, Farms, Cottages &c, at and Near Barnstaple & Ilfracombe.... which will be Sold by Auction... 1st day of June, 1871, at the Guildhall Coffee House, London. 4pp., folio, folded. Includes full page schedule listing 22 properties, fields etc. with tenants etc., in Pilton, Marwood, Goodleigh, etc. Docket title dusty. 1871. £22.00
    Among the properties listed are Upcott Mansion House, Pilton, six cottages in Bell Meadow, Barnstaple, part of Hele Mill lands, Ilfracombe.


  64. Lake LEASE of a tenement called Lake in the village of Lake, Richard Copleston of Knightstone in Ottery St. Mary, to Robert Aplyn of Langtre, yeoman. Vellum, size 18" x 22", seal on tag. 1705. £28.00
    Lists two 'lives'. The heriot was a best beast.


  65. Langtree LEASE of Easter Ashbury in Langtree, Christiana Maria Stevens of Cross, to James Perkin, Yeoman, of Langtree. Vellum, size 20" x 29", signed by Perkin with wax seal. Three 'Lives' listed on outside under title, 6 types of tree that were to be reserved to Stevens listed under that... together with... LEASE FOR A YEAR of Lower Withecott and Easter Ashbury, 1711, William Sellecke to Richard Stevens. Vellum, size 9" x 20", wax seal on tag. Together with BOND of 1711, relating to this indenture, manuscript on 1p., small folio, signed with wax seal. 3 items. 1711 and 1755. £28.00

  66. Little Torrington RELEASE of several tenements in Little Torrington, Frithelstock, and Holdsworthy, John Hockin of Ilfordcombe, Cordwainer, to Henry Stevens. Vellum, 18" x 26", small wax seal. Refers to Muffery in Frithelstock, Philip in Taddiport, and other properties, with occupiers. 1742. £17.00

  67. Lynmouth Harbour AN ACT to confirm certain Provisional orders made by the Board of Trade under the General Pier and Harbour Act, 1861 relating to Aldborough and Lynmouth. 32pp, disbound, top leaf dusty, Act of Parliament. 1872. £10.00

  68. Mariansleigh, Holsworthy, Sandford, Crediton Estates AN ACT for vesting Parts of the Estates of Sir John Davie Baronet, deceased, in Trustees, upon Trust to be sold, and for laying out the Purchase Money.... in the Purchase of other Estates.... 27pp, disbound. Act of Parliament. Includes 7 pages of Schedules. 1839. £16.00
    Concerns land at Mariansleigh, Holsworthy, Sandford and Crediton.


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


  70. Monkleigh LEASE of a tenement in Monkleigh Town, with a meadow and a close of land called Grinslade, Henry Stevens to Hugh and Humphrey Pedler. On paper, size 12" x 16", signed and witnessed with two small wax seals. 1679. £28.00

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


  72. Oreston SECTION, ELEVATION AND GROUND PLAN of Proposed Quay Wall, Oreston Sewer Outfall. In ink and two wash colours on brownish tracing paper, size 16" x 21", scale 4 ft. to an inch. Folded... together with.... SKETCH OF PROPOSED SYPHON. Section in ink and colour on waxed cotton, size 12" x 19", showing an iron pipe running from a drainage pit on the left past an 'Air Pump', into the sea, with high and low water mark shown. With note that exact measurements are to be determined later. no date. c1880? 2 items. 17th May 1872 and c1880. £18.00

  73. Passmore (R) Land Surveyor SURVEY or estimated value of Easewell Estate & Cott situate in the Parish of Morthoe in the County of Devon taken acct. of the 5th & 6th of September 1820. Folio sheet listing in columns 16 parcels of land, measure, value, with recommendations for improvement. Foxing along central fold, and small tear, without loss. 1820. £12.00

  74. Seaton SEATON AND BEER CHURCH BOYS BRIGADE At Rousdon 1909-10. Photograph, title as above in ink on back of mount. Size 6" x 8", mounted on thick card, with name 'G. H. Barton, Seaton, Devon', written on mount. Shows 15 boys and four adults, in uniform, lined up across the road. Image slightly faded. 1910. £12.00

  75. Shapland (R) A VALUATION of the Revd. Mr. Karslake's right and interest in several parts of Whitefield in the Parish of Highbray. 5p, sm 4to, sewn in plain wraps. Lists names of fields, quality and quantity, value, valuation of timber, etc., in a neat hand. 1832. £38.00

  76. Sommers Gard (R), of Exeter LETTER dated Rougemont 10 Dec. 1860. 1p., 8vo, with mourning border, to a Mr. Nott, saying he is sending him an autograph of Lord Ingestre for his collection. Signed R. Sommers Gard. Pasted to stiff paper, 4to sheet. 1860. £14.00
    Sommers Gard was an M.P. who gave money for the building of the Royal Albert Museum.


  77. Spreat (W) EGGESFORD CHURCH. Sketched and Drawn on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 9", on India paper, large margins, margins slightly spotty. Printed by C. Hulmandel c1842. £22.00
    Shows the church surrounded by trees with part of a ruined (?) wall in the foreground.


  78. Spreat (W) OTTERTON CHURCH AND GITTISHAM CHURCH Two views on one sheet. Lithotint from Nature by W. Spreat. C. Hulmandel's Patent. Size of each view 4" x 6", plus margins. c1842. £18.00

  79. Spreat (W), Publisher PLYMOUTH FROM MOUNT EDGECUMBE Stoke, Stonehouse, Stonehouse Pool, Victualling Office, Devil's Point. Dedicated by special permission to the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Mount Edgecumbe. Fine tinted lithograph, size 9" x 14", plus wide margins (overall size 15" x 22") showing the town from across the river, with docks, smoking factory chimneys etc., shipping in river, hills in far distance. Three small edge tears, repaired on verso, at top edge, light waterstain approx. 5" across, in bottom margin. A few very small spots in bottom margin. c1845. £50.00
    Somers Cocks 'Devon Topographical Prints', No. 2208. A print with an unusual rich velvety texture, and the clever tinting in sepia gives a very realistic, almost photographic feel. The reflections in the water are particularly well done.


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

  81. Week St. Mary POSTCARD real photo postcard. Titled 'Week St. Mary. Goodman Photo.' in white in plate. Unused. n.d. c1910. £4.00
    Shows a view taken from high up, across the village, tors in distance.


  82. Winkleigh LEASE of Bransgrove in Winckley for 24 years, John Codrington of Exeter, Apothecary, to Richard Davie of Winckley. On paper, 20" x 26", signed with small papered seal, two splits in one fold. 1774. £16.00
    Lays out detailed conditions for husbandry, about sowing of clover, breaking up arish ground, etc.



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    Dorset


  83. Bright's Stores Ltd. ALBUM OF BOURNEMOUTH VIEWS Full-Page and Other Photographic Reproductions and Panoramic View. 32 views, including one folding panorama. Cloth-covered boards, size 9" x 11". Adverts. Lacks most of cloth on spine, boards darkened at edges. Inner front hinge split, some slight pinkish staining in bottom margin of last three views. c1900. £24.00
    Views (mostly by Miell & Ridley) include Branksea, Swanage, Corfe, as well as Bournemouth.


  84. Dorchester Bridge and Causeway AN ACT to impower Lora Pitt, Widow to erect a Bridge or Bridges over the River Froome; and to make a Causeway to the East End of the Town of Dorchester, over Forthington Moor in the County of Dorset. Cover leaf + 20pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1746. £18.00

  85. Fifehead Neville CONVEYANCE of premises known as Home Farm, F. Wingfield Digby to E. Miller. 3p., sm. folio, typewritten, with coloured plan, scale 6" to a mile, on waxed cotton, size 10" x 9". 1918. £10.00

  86. Isle of Portland Harbour and Breakwater AN ACT to empower the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods to purchase Land for the Purposes of a Harbour of Refuge and Breakwater in the Isle of Portland in the County of Dorset. Pages numbered 301-332, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1847. £17.00
    Includes a 3pp schedule of the land and owners or occupiers concerned.


  87. Wambrook RELEASE IN FEE of Premises in Wambrook Dorset and Grant of a Right of Way, Isaac Deane and his Trustee to Revd. Wm. Palmer. Two large vellum sheets, wax seals. With brief Schedule of deeds. Loosely inserted is LEASE FOR A YEAR, single vellum sheet, 2 wax seals. Ink slightly faded. 1814. £16.00
    The land comprised 30 acres part of allotments of land numbered on the map of inclosure, and bounded on by a piece of land called Buenos Ayres, and land belonging to Wadham College.


  88. Wambrook RELEASE in Fee of a Piece of Land in Wambrook, Thomas Lawrence to the Revd. W. Palmer. Vellum, two large sheets, two wax seals. Ink slightly rubbed at two folds. 1814. £18.00

  89. Wareham ASSIGNMENT of a piece of land at Wareham at the south side of West Street, Revd. H. Capel to R.C. Hutchings of Wareham. Vellum, 20" x 22", ink rubbed in parts. 1881. £8.00


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  90. Hopetown and Cockerton PARTICULARS AND PLAN of Valuable and Important Freehold Building Land, Garden Ground and Dwelling-Houses, Situate near Hopetown and Cockerton in the Vicinity of Darlington... To be Sold by Auction... 29th Day of April, 1868. 3pp., folio, hand-coloured folding plan, docket title. 1868. £26.00

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



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    Essex


  92. Fullarton (A) ESSEX. Engraved map, with Reference table to the Hundreds. Size approx. 7" x 9", plus margins, central fold, small light water-stain in bottom margin. c1840. £14.00

  93. Northfleet, Grays Thurrock, Gravesend ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XCV. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo paper wraps. 1923. £20.00

  94. Wormingford and Boxted GAME BOOK recording shooting in Wormingford and Boxted, 1878-1938. Size 8" x 12", half morocco, slightly rubbed at corners. Entries in a neat hand on 107 double-page spreads, left-hand page printed with columns for date, place, guns, partridge, pheasant, woodcock and other game, totals. The facing pages which are for 'Remarks' are seldom filled in. The places the game shot are quite precise 'Rectory and Manhall Hill', 'Basingbourne Woods', 'Turnips on Hawes land', 'icehouse Plantation', etc. Loosely inserted are two coloured sketch plans 'Wormingford Shooting Church Hall and Bowden's farms' 1906 and 1908, showing fields near River Stour, coloured to show different crops, roots, clover, stubble etc., with 3 similar uncoloured plans, all 4to size, plus another sktech plan showing 'Driving Sept. 28 '06', with a detailed key giving 'guns in road', 'guns and beaters walk meadows in line' and arrows showing directions of beats, etc... together with a photograph, c1900, showing a group of 8 men and women with guns in front the portico of a house with four Doric columns. 1878-1938 £120.00
    On Sept. 13th 1886 56 partridges were shot at King's Hill. The name 'Brewis' crops up often among the guns. A sheet of notepaper with the heading 'Boxted House' is loosely inserted.



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    Gloucestershire


  95. Avening AUCTION SALE CATALOGUE Avening Court, near Tetbury. The Magnificent Contents of the House. 76pp., 4to, glossy wraps. Photographs. 1972... together with... Catalogue of the Furniture and Effects of Ampney Park, Cirencester, to be sold by Auction October 27th... 1959. 58pp., 8vo. Photographs. Most lots with prices realised in pencil... together with... Antique Furniture & Effects. Hawkesbury Stoke, Hawkesbury Upton, Badminton. For Sale by Auction... 1966. 30pp., 8vo. Three items. 1959-66. £18.00

  96. Bacon's LARGE SCALE PLAN OF CHELTENHAM Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 20" x 26", linen-backed, folding into small 8vo boards with gilt title, Street Index at front. Coloured in wards, wood and parkland coloured. White tape around edges reaching to neat line. Someone has indicated certain buildings with red, blue or yellow spots in watercolour. c1890. £38.00

  97. Cheltenham LETTER from R. Cornfield to Thomas Cornfield, postmarked Sept. 8, 1836. 3p., 4to. Address panel and 11 lines of writing on verso of conjoint leaf. Addressed to Thos. Cornfield at Mr White's Ship Builder, Thetis Dock, Isle of Wight. Says members are flocking in and he thinks he may be 'put into the Botanical department with a house to live in and a salary worth my while... The Zoological is to be eligible to our Society... and they are to combine & cooperate so that there is to be an observatory attached to the Zoological in Billings Park'. 1836. £25.00
    The letter refers to the short-lived Gloucester Zoological, Botanical and Horticultural Society. Thomas Billings and Arthur Parker had bought over 100 acres from the Manor of Leckhampton in 1831. It was renamed the park estate. Part was purchased by a company called the Gloucester Zoological, Botanical and Horticultural Society, who raised money on shares and opened the gardens in 1838. However the enterprisee failed and the gardens were auctioned off in 1841. Cornfield reference to the 'Inst.' may be the Literary and Philosophical Institution in Cheltenham.


  98. Cirencester LETTER from B. Bathurst on headed notepaper of Thessaly Lodge, Stratton, to an unnamed lady correspondent, in reply to a letter about the registration of nurses 'I must see the Bill.... before I say that I will support it.... I should be pleased to support a Bill which would have any good effect for the care of the sick....' 2p, sm. 8vo. Jan. 16th, 1904. £8.00

  99. Cirencester Road AN ACT for repairing the Road leading from the Town of Cirencester in the County of Gloucester, to a Place called the Monument upon Lansdown in the same County. Black Letter. Cover leaf + 22pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1742. £18.00

  100. Frampton upon Severn WILL of John Hieron of Frampton, 1776. 2p, folio, attested copy taken in 1787. Leaves his estate at Frampton 'lately purchased of Thomas Loveday of Painswick' to his three sons. 1787. £18.00
    Also refers to 'one acre of land in the Nassfield'.


  101. Gloucester Bank POSTER To Capitalists and Others. 100 Shares in the County of Gloucester Bank, Late the Property of John James, deceased, Esq.... By Auction at the Plough Hotel, Cheltenham, On Thursday, the 27th of July, 1848.... 18" x 11" printed on one side only, in large type-faces. Some off-setting. Folds. Printed at the Chronicle Office, Gloucester. 1848. £30.00

  102. Gloucester Goal AN ACT for building a new Goal, a Penitentiary House, and certain new Houses of Correction, for the County of Gloucester, and for regulating the same. 44pp, black letter. Act of Parliament. 1785. £22.00

  103. Great Washbourne PARTICULARS AND PLAN of a Valuable.... Estate Situate in the Parish of Great Washbourne which will be Sold by Auction at the Swan Hotel, Tewkesbury... 6th Day of September, 1854. Folio, folded, 2pp plus hand-coloured lithographed plan on third page, with reference table giving names of fields and acreage. Some slight wear at folds in page with plan. 1854. £24.00

  104. Holmes (M), del. HENBURY CHURCH to Edward Sampson Esq. of Henbury Gloucestershire, this Plate is most respectfully dedicated by The Publisher... Lithograph by Day & Haghe, on thick paper, a view across the churchyard, three figures on path. Size 8" x 11", plus margins. Later hand colouring... together with... HENBURY CHURCH NEAR BRISTOL Pubd. by T. Bedford, High Street. Lithograph of the church and churchyard the same elevation as the previous view but from a different angle, five figures on the path, size 8" x 10" (including title). Margin trimmed away. Later handcolouring. 2 items. c1840. £35.00
    The headstone of 'Scipio Africanus' is in the foreground of the first view.


  105. Iron Acton MORTGAGE of close of woodland ground called Lawrence's Wood, another called Craddock's Wood, and the Little Round Wood, in the Manor and parish of Iron Acton, Daniel Burcome and William Roach and William Thomas to George Webb. Signed by Burcome, Roach and Thomas with good wax seals with coats of arms. Vellum, size 26" x 30", a later deed made after William Thomas' death is on verso, with 5 wax seals (two chipped), paper receipt relating to latter transaction pinned on. 1711 and 1717. £34.00

  106. Lydney MANUSCRIPT PEDIGREE OF THE DONNING FAMILY relating to Nurshill, Purlieu and Woodfields lands. In a small neat hand on paper, size 15" x 32", folded, shows five generations descended from William Donning ('seized in fee of the Purlieu Estate by his will dated 20th Oct. 1680'). With information by some names about conveyances etc. Some holes in paper at top affecting the information about William Donning, and splits at central horizontal fold, though this is in blank area, not affecting text. c1760. £18.00
    Also refers to bequest to the poor of Pyrton by William Donning. Presumably prepared for a legal dispute as Charles Pilswoth is referred to as 'the Claimant'.


  107. Maismore AN ACT for rebuilding the Bridge over the River Severn, at Maismore, near the City of Gloucester; for raising, widening, and securing Over's Causeway.... and for enforcing the proper paving and cleansing of the several Streets within the said City.... Black Letter. Cover leaf + 42pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1777. £18.00

  108. Moreton Valance and Standish AN ACT to extend, amend, and enlarge the Powers of an Act.... for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Moreton Valence, and in the Hamlet or Tithing of Putloe in the Parish of Standish.... 6pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1821. £12.00

  109. Olveston AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Manor and Tithing of Olveston within the Parish of Olveston in the County of Gloucester. 28pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1841. £17.00

  110. Rock's ROYAL CABINET ALBUM OF GLOUCESTER Ten photolitho views on folding strip. Small 4to, gilt wraps, faded, stains on back board, repaired split along first fold. c1890. £6.00
    8 of the 12 views are of the Cathedral.


  111. Salperton, Sevenhampton, Shipton THE PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Freehold Estate known as Salperton Park, comprising a capital Family Residence, occupying a charming position in the centre of a well-timbered Park, several Compact Farms... about 1,398 acres... The Advowson of Salperton... Reversionary Interest in the Hampen Estate... for sale by Auction... July 15th, 1890. Large folio, original wraps, 11pp., plus very large folding coloured plan. Traces of two vertical folds in front wrap, back wrap rather dust-marked. 1890. £40.00
    Includes Cotswold Lodge, Far Hill, Penhill, and Hill Farms, with detailed schedules.


  112. Slimbridge PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Freehold Estate Known as Kingston Farm, with Good Farm House & Buildings, Four Cottages, 116 Acres.... and Orcharding.... close to some of the best meets of Lord Fitzhardinge's Hounds.... to Be Sold by Auction.... 28th June, 1884. 4pp., folio, folded, large hand-coloured folding plan loosely inserted. 1884. £32.00

  113. Tetbury Land AN ACT for vesting certain Common Fields and Waste Grounds within the Town and Borough and Parish of Tetbury, in the County of Gloucester, in Trustees, discharged of any Right of Common therein, and upon certain Trusts declared thereof. 16pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Two tears to inner margins of all leaves. 1814. £16.00

  114. Westgate Bridge AN ACT for taking down and re-building the Bridge across the River Severn at Gloucester, called the Westgate Bridge, and for opening convenient Avenues thereto.... 26pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1806. £16.00

  115. Weston (T.H), Bristol, Publisher BLAISE HAMLET To John S. Harford Esq. of Blaise Castle Gloucestershire, in whose Grounds these Picturesque and beautiful Dwellings are Erected this Plate is most respectfully inscribed.... Lithograph, hand-coloured, size approx. 9" x 11", plus margins, on thick paper, showing the nine cottages of the hamlet individually. Some very light waterstaining across top left corner of the top left cottage. The top margin has been slightly trimmed. c1840. £35.00
    From a set of five views of Henbury and Pen Pole Point.



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  116. Bacon's MAP OF HAMPSHIRE South Division. By Edw. Weller. Divided into 5 mile squares. Colour printed map size approx. 12" x 18", central fold. Scale " to 1 mile. Divided into 5 mile squares. c1885. £12.00
    From 'Bacon's Atlas of The British Isles'.


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

  118. Carisbrook GRANT of lands in Carisbrook, Thomas Wavell of Brixton to David Urry of Compton in Freshwater. Vellum, size 12" x 22", signed by Urry, wax seal missing from tag. 1652. £40.00
    Refers to parcels of land called Gall Close, Hole Mead in Carisbrook and a garden in Newport adjoining South Street. Details adjoining lands and owners.


  119. Crux Easton PARTICULARS, VIEWS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the distinctive residential property known as Crux Easton House, Crux Easton... an Eighteenth Century Residence... Well-Timbered Grounds of Restful Charm... 35 acres... For Sale by Public Auction... 9th July, 1928. 14pp., 4to, stiff wraps, 5 tipped-in photographs. 1928. £32.00
    Not far from the property was the site of the famous grotto constructed by the daughters of the Rector of Burghclere, celebrated in a poem by Pope, who frequently visited the house.


  120. Gosport LEASE FOR A YEAR of a dwelling house with garden on the south side of the High Street in Gosport, lately occupied by Thomas Biddlecombe, John and Benjamin Goodeve, Brewers, to William Notley and John McCandlish. Vellum, size 19" x 21", 4 wax seals. 1819. £14.00

  121. Monk Sherborne Wood, Pamber End, & Bramley Frith, near Basingstoke A CATALOGUE OF ABOUT 80 ACRES OF FINE UNDERWOOD To be Sold by Auction by Messrs T. Mallam and Son, At the College Arms Inn, Pamber, on Wednesday, the 5th of November, 1856.... Poster, size 17" x 13", slightly off-set. H. Cooke & Co., Printers, Oxford, 1856. £18.00
    Includes a list of the items in the sale.


  122. Ryde Isle of Wight AUCTION POSTER. Messrs. Wallis, Riddett & Down have received instructions to sell by Auction Eight Cottages and a Workshop, at the Top of High Street, Ryde and the Corner of Swanmore Road, and Hill Street..... Size 30" x 20". One horizontal fold. 1894. £17.00

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

  124. Ryde, Isle of Wight AUCTION POSTER. Messrs. Wallis, Riddett & Down. Have received instructions to Sell by Auction.... Four Dwelling-Houses known as Nos, 1, 2, 3 & 4, Trinity Terrace. Situated on the East side of Daniel Street, Ryde..... Size approx. 30" x 20". 1893. £14.00

  125. Southampton AN ACT for enlarging the Term of Letters Patent granted by His present Majesty to Elizabeth Taylor of the Town of Southampton, Widow, for the sole Use and Exercise of certain Engines, Tools, Instruments... for making Blocks, Sheavers, and Pins, used in the Rigging of Ships. 10pp., small folio, plus cover leaf. 1776. £14.00

  126. Sutton Manor, Sutton Scotney ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS, CONDITIONS OF SALE AND PLAN of the well-known Residential, Agricultural & Sporting Property comprising medium-sized country residence... six corn, dairy and stock-raising farms, first-rate partridge and pheasant shooting, three-quarters of a mile of single bank fishing... Village Properties and Cottages... in all about 2760 Acres... James Harris & Son are instructed to submit for Sale by Auction... July 24th, 1933. 28pp., size 14" x 9", photographic frontispiece and two other photographic plates, two folding plans in pocket at rear. 1933. £38.00


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  127. Bromyard PARTICULARS, PLAN, VIEW AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Highly attractive Freehold Residential Property Known as the Munderfield Estate, comprising a medium-sized country residence... commanding beautiful views extending to the Malvern and Welsh Hills... Pleasure Grounds, Farm Homestead.. For Sale by Auction... 24th July, 1877... 5p., size 16" x 11", decorative wraps with lithograph of lodge house on front wrap, fine tinted lithographic frontispiece showing house and gardens, folding coloured plan. Long Schedule of lands. A variety of decorative type-faces used throughout. A small wormhole in right margin of all pages. 1877. £50.00

  128. Ross and Hereford PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Fine Old Manorial Property Situate Nearly Midway Between Ross and Hereford... distinguished as the Harewood and Netherton Estates... with the Manors or Lordships of Irchenfield, Harewood, Evaston and Llandinabo, in the Parishes of Harewood, Pencoyd, Hentland, Ballingham, Llanwarne, llandinabo, and Tretire, containing a Capital Mansion... Pleasure Grounds... Woods... The Proprietaty Donative of Harewood, The Advowson and Next Presentation to the Rectory of Llandinabo... Numerous Farms, Two Inns, Cottages and Lands... which will be Sold by Auction... 4th day of July, 1877. Large folio (size 18" x 11"), 17 pages, original wraps, with circular lithograph view on front wrap, two fine tinted lithograph full-page views of the house (The West Front, and East Front and Chapel), very large hand-coloured folding map loosely inserted inside back wrap. 1877. £75.00

  129. Ross and Hereford PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Fine Old Manorial Property Situate Nearly Midway Between Ross and Hereford... distinguished as the Harewood and Netherton Estates... with the Manors or Lordships of Irchenfield, Harewood, Evaston and Llandinabo, in the Parishes of Harewood, Pencoyd, Hentland, Ballingham, Llanwarne, llandinabo, and Tretire, containing a Capital Mansion... Pleasure Grounds... Woods... The Proprietaty Donative of Harewood, The Advowson and Next Presentation to the Rectory of Llandinabo... Numerous Farms, Two Inns, Cottages and Lands... which will be Sold by Auction... 4th day of July, 1877. Large folio (size 18" x 11"), 17 pages, original wraps, with circular lithograph view on front wrap, two fine tinted lithograph full-page views of the house (The West Front, and East Front and Chapel), very large hand-coloured folding map which has come loose from the sewing, large repaired tear in map at blank area in top right corner, and some small tears at folds. Lacks back wrap, front wrap slightly dust-marked. 1877. £70.00


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    Kent


  130. Canterbury AN ACT for amending certain Acts for paving cleansing and lighting the Streets and other public Passages... within the City and Borough of Canterbury. 27pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1844. £8.00

  131. Conyer Brick Works ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Composite map, scale 25" to 1 mile, Sheet XXI.16 and sheets to south and west. Size 78" x 80", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into cloth endpapers size 15" x 10", printed label of 'Eastwoods Ltd. Conyer'. One section top right has come loose as linen torn along its edges. Various areas around brickworks shaded in different colours. Key bottom right with four colours showing Company Freehold, Dixon's Land, C.P. French's Land, Maxted's Land, public and private roads, cable and pipe lines. Covers Teynham, Barrow Green, Upper Newlands, Fowley Island and Oyster Beds, Watling Street. Linen slightly brittle at folds in places. 1908. £70.00
    Eastwoods Ltd. had large brickfields in Halstrow and Conyer. Founded in the early nineteenth century, they owned extensive wharves and depots, river barges. They were absorbed into the Redlands Group in the 1960's.


  132. Cranbrook BOND of John Tilden of Cranbrook to George Baker. 1p., folio, 31 lines, in English and Latin. Small wax seal, signed Tilden and two witnesses (including 'Mantle Boughton'). 1729. £26.00
    Relates to a house in Hawkhurst.


  133. Erith & Wrotham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Very Valuable Freehold Estate called The Marsh Farm.... and a Public House called The Chequers or Halfway House, Situate on the Banks of the River Thames, at Erith.... and also of a Freehold Estate at Wrotham... with a residence called Ivy Hall.... For Sale by Auction.... 23rd September, 1847. Folio, 3pp, fine double-page lithographed plan by J. Cross & Son, Holborn, loosely inserted, hand-coloured in full wash colour showing the Thames, The Chequers building and adjacent fields, with table of reference. There is no reference to any plan or plans in the document so it is not clear whether there was also a plan of Lot 2. 1846. £36.00

  134. Gravesend AN ACT for authorizing the granting of Lease of Part of the Estates in the County of Kent devised by the Will of the Right Honourable Edward Earl of Darnley deceased. 13pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. Includes 2p. Schedule of properties in Gravesend, with occupiers. 1839. £12.00

  135. Halstow COUNTERPART LEASE of a farm house called Dalham, with barns, pasture etc., adjoining, in the parish of High Halstow, Robert Wilkins of St. Margarets, Rochester, to John Prebble of High Halstow. Vellum sheet, size engraved coat of arms with lion and unicorn below, wax seal. Some brownish spotting in places. 1765. £24.00
    Lists 11 stipulations about manuring, use of straw, crops to be sewn etc.


  136. Hartlip, Rainham, Otterham Quay ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XX.7 and sheets to south and west, scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 76" x 80", linen-backed and folding into morocco endpapers 13" x 10", rubbed at edges, Stanford label. Covers Twinney Saltings, Horsham March, Otterham Quay, Hartlip, part of Rainham. Shows various brickworks, chalk pits, etc. some areas of which are shaded. A few areas marked neatly in ink with date of sale e.g. 'Hop Garden. Purchased '43'. Edition of 1931. £70.00

  137. Isle of Thanet AN ACT for vesting Part of the Estates of Paulin Huggett, an Infant, in Trustees to be sold, and for applying the Money arising thereform in Part Discharge of certain Incumbrances. 14pp., small folio. Disbound, last page loose, held with small staples at margin. Act of Parliament. Includes 1p. Schedule. 1807. £15.00
    The property in the Isle of Thanet was twenty-seven Fifty-fourths and Seventeen Forty-seconds of and in an octagonal Messuage used as a Light-house... called... the North Foreland Light-house and the Scite and Ground whereon the same standeth...'


  138. Luddenham LUDDENHAM COURT The Property of Sir R.M. Filmer, Bart. Ordnance Survey map, scale 25" to 1 mile, centred on Luddenham Court, composite map, with no borders, size 52" x 39", linen-backed and folding into small folio boards, gilt lettered as above on front board, cloth on front board slightly spotty. Water features hand-coloured, area of Luddenham Estate shaded in pink. c1900. £70.00
    Covers Brick Works and Pottery in the north, Davington Mills (Gunpowder) in the south.


  139. Maidstone AN ACT for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of Two Acts... for repairing the Road from Maidstone to Key Street... 8pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1808. £9.00

  140. Ramsgate Harbour AN ACT for Enlarging and Maintaining the Harbour of Ramsgate, and for Cleansing, Attending, and Preserving the Haven of Sandwich. Cover leaf + Pages numbered 30pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1749. £16.00


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  141. Accrington CLASS PHOTOGRAPH titled in later writing on verso 'Benjamin Hargreaves School Accrington'. Size 4" x 6", mounted on card with red line border. Shows three rows of boys and girls about 3-5 years old, with two young teachers in long dresses. c1900. £8.00

  142. Emmnott (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'. 1906. £14.00
    Emnott was M.P. for Oldham, and Deputy Speaker of the House of Commons.


  143. Lancaster Marsh AN ACT for embanking, draining, and otherwise improving, a certain Stinted Pasture, called Lancaster Marsh, in the County Palatine of Lancaster. Cover leaf + pages numbered 171-176, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1796. £15.00

  144. Manchester LETTER from the Town Clerk. Printed with manuscript inserts, dated Town Hall, Jan. 10th 1848, advising Mrs Richardson that the Old Flagging and Paving Materials opposite her Property in Little Quay Street are worth 12s, and this will be deducted from her account, but if she wants to take them away they must be removed within seven days. 1p., 8vo., blank conjoint leaf. T. Pratt, Printer, King St. 1848 £10.00
    Address on verso to Cupids Alley, Deansgate.


  145. Rochdale TO BE LET By Ticket, for a Term of Eleven Years, At the House of Mrs. Marriott, The Roe Buck Inn, in Rochdale, on Monday the 14th Day of March, 1808... Handbill listing four lots of land, with description, size 12" x 7", traces of folds. Hartley, Printer, Rochdale, 1808. £40.00
    The Closes of land included Great Meadow, Barn Meadow with the Barn, Clover field adjoining to Blackwater-street. The occupier of the first three lots was Mrs. Marriott.


  146. Tyldesley GAS WORKS Two manuscript plans in ink on waxed cotton. One titled 'Tyldesley U.D.C. Levels of Gas Works & District', size 35" x 23", with plan of gas works showing railway, engine house, retort house, purifying house etc., and table of point nos., the other size 20" x 27" showing 'Mine Workings under Sewers' in sections. n.d. c1950? £14.00

  147. Worsley POSTCARD Under Ground Canal, Worsley. Coloured card, titled as above in white. Grosvenor Series, Manchester. £4.00


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


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

  150. Gainsborough PROBATE of the Will of William Rack of Gainsborough, Farmer. On vellum, size 17" x 23", printed adminstration certificate attached, large papered seal. 1852. £10.00

  151. Gayton-le-Marsh PARTICULARS AND PLANS of Freehold Estates situate at Gayton-le-Marsh, Ludney, Saltfleetby St. Peter's, Conisholme and North Somercotes... comprising an Excellent Messuage or Farm-House... several Cottages... 424 Acres.... Which will be sold by auction... 16th December next.... 3p., folio, folded with docket title, 2 folding plans. Some tears in last leaf. 1863. £20.00

  152. Sedgebrook COPY WILL of John Hollingworth of Sedgebrook, grazier. 1771. Copy on two and a half pages folio, probably made slightly later. Split at fold in last page... together with... Attested copy of the same will, made 1830, docket titled 'Office Copy Will of John Hollingworth'. 1830. £14.00
    Leaves his house in Allington to his nephew, and other lands to various people, including a cottage to his servant Sarah Linsdale.


  153. Sedgebrook PROBATE OF THE WILL of Richard Hollingworth of Sedgebrook, yeoman. On paper, size 12" x 12", with printed administration certificate (in English) attached, manuscript inserts, large papered seal on tag. 1733. £22.00
    Leaves his brother his land in East and West Allington, an annuity, two dairy cows and all his malt to his sister, twenty shillings to the poor of Sedgebrook, etc.


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



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  155. Apothecaries Hall LETTER Printed letter dated Apothecaries' Hall, London, March 29, 1851, requesting Joseph Gaitskell, of Monmouth, to attend at the Hall to receive his dividend on the United Stock, as a Proprietor 1st Class. 4to, printed page with large arms of Apothecaries above, conjoint leaf with address panel and penny red stamp on verso. Inside is a two-page letter from Gaitskell relating to a difference of opinion with regard to lands sold by the late Lady Mary Senhouse to various Railway Companies and re-investment of funds. 1851. £20.00

  156. Berkeley Square CATALOGUE of Well-Made Furniture and Effects... at Berkeley Cottage... for Sale by Auction 24th March 1949. 10pp., large 8vo... together with... A CATALOGUE OF FURNITURE removed from private residences, which will be sold by auction by Messrs. Hallett, Fox & White, September 4th, 1930. 15pp., 8vo. 2 items. 1930 and 1949. £10.00

  157. Catford PARTICULARS of Freehold Ground Rents.... upon Nos. 2, 4 & 6 Glenwood Road, Catford. For Sale by Auction.... 1st of June 1916. 4pp., large 4to, folds, foxing. 1916. £8.00

  158. 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'. Some creasing, and a few small marginal tears. 1936-7. £8.00

  159. Contencin family ATTESTED COPY ASSIGNMENT of reversionary interest in Bank Annuities, Mr James Cotencin, Tailor, of Duke Street, St. James, to Joseph Smith of Regent Street, Mercer. 3p., folio, tied at corner with tape. Refers to the will of Mary Cotencin late of Camberwell, of 1804. Smith agrees to accept a share of the annuities in payment of goods sold to Cotencin. 1826. £12.00

  160. Cornhill QUAKER BIRTH CERTIFICATE for the birth of a son, John, to Edward Weston Phillips and Mary his wife, at Corbet Court, Gracechurch Street, in the Parish of St. Peter's Cornhill so Called. 10 printed lines on vellum, size 5" x 7", details in manuscript. Vellum spotty in margins. 1779. £36.00

  161. Edmonton LEASE FOR A YEAR of land in the Common Marsh of Edmonton, William Rolfe, Citizen and Haberdasher, to Abraham Jones, Carpenter. Vellum, size 14" x 25", written in a fine large hand. Printed heading with coat of arms, wax seal with bust. 1728. £24.00
    Gives adjoining owners.


  162. Kensal Green ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet London XLVII/Middlesex XVI.7. Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 37". Grand Junction Canal hand-coloured. Lettered in stencilled black lettering top left 'L & N.W.R. Electrification. Passenger Station at Kensal Green. Drawing no. 4'. A small red oblong has been drawn in at the embankment near Hazel Rd. Photozincographed. Edition of 1894-6. £24.00
    Covers Queen's Park, GWR line, All Soul's Cemetery, Cricket Ground, Athletic Grounds.


  163. Knight (Charles) EASTERN LONDON Lithographed plan. Size 10" x 14", trace of central fold, and two other vertical folds. Some slight browning down central fold. London. Charles Knight 90 Fleet Street. (1878). £45.00
    Covers Victoria Park, West India Dock, Blackfriars Bridge. From the book on London by Charles Knight. One of three maps from this publication, the others being 'The Environs of London', and 'Western London'.


  164. Lambeth PROBATE of the Will and Codicil of James Early. Large vellum sheet with copy of will, printed Probate Certificate attached with large papered seal. 1867. £10.00
    Leaves his house in Layham Place, South Lambeth, to his brother.


  165. Mill Hill PROBATE of Elizabeth Edwards, of Mill Hill, Hendon. Vellum, size 17" x 18", with printed certificate attached, large papered seal. 1859. £14.00
    Expresses her wish to be buried in the Chapel Yard of the Dissenters' Chapel at Whetstone.


  166. Millbank Church AN ACT for making Provision for the Rector of the New Church, situate near Millbank, in the Parish of St. Margaret Westminster..... Cover leaf + pages numbered 563-575, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by John Baskett, 1728. £10.00

  167. Mogg (Edward) MOGG'S TWENTY FOUR MILES ROUND LONDON Folding engraved map. Circular map with London at the centre, extending to Hertford, Windsor, Ryegate, Stanford le Hope. Scale half an inch to 1 mile. Diameter of circle 20", overall size of map 24" x 22". Information about the roads in the four corners. Large title, scale bar. Fully hand-coloured. Linen-backed and folding to 6" x 4", inserted in card slip case, covered with marbled paper, old bookplate on side, some brown staining over the bookplate. Published Jany. 1st. 1812 by Edward Mogg, No. 14 Little Newport St. Leicester Square. £250.00
    Howgego No. 235 (3). There were two previous editions.


  168. 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. £16.00

  169. Princess's Theatre, Oxford Street PLAYBILL Double playbill for 'Twelfth Night', Feb. 13th, 1851. On thin paper, large sheet folded in two, making 3 pages, each size 10" x 20". A few small brownish marks. Stapleton, Printer, Waterloo Road. 1851. £40.00
    Also on the programme was 'Alonzo the Brave', a 'Grand Allegorical Tableau: Chrystal Palace of All Nations', and scenes such as 'Agricultural Implement Manufactory', 'The Deck of a Boulogne Steamer!' etc. Viola was played by the wife of the manager, Charles Kean.


  170. Southgate IN THE EXCHEQUER Attorney General v. William Watts. Copy Information. Legal case against William Watts, a maltster in Southgate, who had repeatedly 'whetted his barley' without giving notice, or registering the amounts etc., in his book, contrary to the form of the Statute. Manuscript on 9 pages folio, tied with tape at top corner, folded with docket title. 1819. £24.00
    His premises were 'situate out of any city and out of the suburbs of any city', and he was a 'maker of Malt for home consumption and not a compounder for the duties on Malt...'. He had been a Maltster there since 1763.


  171. Southwark AN ACT to extinguish the Right of Common upon an Acre of Ground called White Lyon, or Hangman's Acre, in St. George's Fields.... 2pp, disbound, plus cover leaf. 1772. £10.00

  172. Streatham CERTIFICATE OF ADMINISTRATION and probate copy of the will of John Flint of Queens Park Gardens. Printed certificate with manuscript inserts, probate copy of will on vellum attached, large papered seal. 1895. £10.00

  173. Tailor BILL of George and Thomas Cook made out to Doctor Wynn for 18 items. In a neat hand on one side 4to, May 20th 1811 to March 1812. 1812. £15.00
    'A Suit Thickset Livery as usual... Servant' cost £4. 142. 6d'. Includes steel grey cassimir breeches, a great coat, new sleeves to waistcoat.


  174. Watch repairs BILL of John Salter, Goldsmith, Jeweller and Sword Cutler to the Duke of Sussex, 35, Strand, to Thomas Stevens. 2 sides of 4to paper, headed with fine engraved heading with coat of arms. Lists 12 items, including 'Wach repaired new fuzee Arbor Squares', 'Shifting Scapement...', '3 lunette Glasses to Watch'. Other items include silver ice pails, engraving crests on candlesticks, etc. Receipt attached, signed. 1819. £18.00
    'Cadets compleatly fitted out for the East Indies'.



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  175. Dighton, Photographer, Cheltenham PORTRAIT of J.E. Powles. Taken from a carte de visite by R. Dighton's Art Studio. Oval portrait on thick card, size 11" x 9", plus margins. Glue marks around edge where original mount has been removed. Name pencilled on margin. c1880. £10.00
    J.E. Powles of the firm of Powles and Tyler, Solicitors in Monmouth until 1887.


  176. Monmouth BURGESS CERTIFICATE We, The Mayor, Bailiffs and Commonalty of the said Town and Borough of Monmouth do hereby certify that Thomas Powell of the Town of Monmouth, do hereby certify That Thomas Powell hath been durly Elected... a Burgess Printed on vellum, 5" x 8", with manuscript inserts. Signed by Town Clerk. Wax seal approx. 1" diameter, with fine image of a sailing ship. Seal slightly chipped around perimeter. Some of words around sea edge. Some light foxing spots at edges. 1784. £34.00

  177. Monmouth LETTER from solicitors Grimaldi and Stables in London to Powles and Williams in Monmouth asking them to serve Charles Heath with a writ to appear at the Court in London in the case of Potts, Price and Riddle Assignees of Robert Shiercliff Walker, a Bankrupt. 5 lines, 4to, conjoint leaf with address, postmark, writ, size 2" x 13", enclosed. Writ printed on vellum with manuscript inserts, printing slightly rubbed in places. With note on verso that writ has been served. 1818. £30.00
    The letter states that Heath was a printer in Monmouth.


  178. Monmouth SUMMONS to James Hopkin to appear before the Assizes for the County of Monmouth as a witness in the case against Joseph Price and others for Riots, Assaults and Misdemeanour. Printed on vellum, size 4" x 14", 9 lines, with manuscript inserts. A small hole at fold affecting one letter. 1826. £25.00

  179. Monmouth WILL of Mary Jones of Monmouth, Widow. 2p, folded. Signed by Mary Jones and 3 witnesses, with wax seal. 1801. £22.00
    Bequeathes her lands at Lydney, her house in Monmouth, farm at Luckington in Wiltshire, and large sums of money, to various relatives.


  180. Skenfrith SCHEDULE OF TITLE DEEDS relating to a freehold estate called Birch Hill in the parish of Skenfrith the property of William Fortune Powell, in mortgage to Chandos Hoskyns. 3p., folio, neatly written manuscript detailing deeds from 1763 - 1840. Signed by solicitors saying they have received the deeds from Hoskyns. 1844. £14.00


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


  182. Norwich ENGRAVER'S BILL Bill to Mr C. Rix for Seal etc. from Wm. Hall, Engraver, White Lion Street, Norwich. Size 4" x 7", with Hall's name and address in extremely ornamental lettering. 1877. Folds.... together with.... Bill of Stevenson and Matchett, at their Printing and State Lottery Office, Norfolk Arms, Market Place, Norwich. Engraved with vignette shield plus lion and unicorn, made out to G. Bohun, Attorney for 'Dawson's Assignment'. Size 4" x 8". 2 items. 1877 and 1797. £12.00
    The Printers sold 'Account Books, Bibles, Prayer and School Books, Maps, Quills...'


  183. Wheatacre Burgh PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE, of the MANOR OF WHEATACRE CUM BURGH, with the Fines, Quit-Rents, Royalty, &c. also several eligible Freehold Farms, a Wood, Staithe, Public House, &c. &c.... situate at Wheatacre Burgh, otherwise Burgh St. Peter To be sold by auction by John King, at the Rampant Horse Inn, Norwich, on Saturday, the 8th of August, 1812.... Folio, 15pp, docket title, folded, some slight dustmarking on outside leaf, completed memorandum. 1812. £50.00

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

  185. Wolterton LETTER letter from the Earl of Orford, dated Wolterton, Aug. 16, 1826. 24 lines on both sides of a single sheet, 4to, signed 'Orford'. A note in a different hand says it was to 'Lt. Col. Harvey'. Concerns an exchange of property between him and the hospital of Norwich. Says he regrets the troube he has caused 'it was in no wise my desire to have a Court of Trustees called to receive the proposals...'. Tipped down left hand side to a blue album leaf. 1826. £10.00
    The Third Earl of Orford, later M.P. for Kings Lynn.


  186. Wymondham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Small Property comprising a Farm-House.... Double Cottage situate in Spooner Row, which Salter & Simpson will sell by Auction.... on Friday the 9th or July, 1880. Folio, 4pp., folds. 1880. £14.00
    The farmhouse is described as 'Clay lump and tiled'.


  187. Wymondham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of A Capital Messuage and Accommodation Land which will be sold by auction... 30th day of January, 1856. 3pp., folio, plus docket title. Folded... together with... Particulars of a Small Farm in Suton Division... for Sale by Public Auction... 29th August, 1873. 2pp., 4to, folded with docket title. Some small tears at folds. 2 items. 1856 and 1873. £12.00

  188. Wymondham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Desirable Cottages, and Gardens situate in Wymondham, Morley St. Botolph, and Wicklewood in Norfolk... to be Sold by Auction... 26th Day of July, 1861. 5pp., 4to. Vertical fold. The headings to the lots are printed in attractive decorative type-faces. 1861. £15.00
    The 10 Lots comprise cottages and tenements in Rattle Row, Fairland Street, and near the church.



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    Northamptonshire


  189. Ball (Wm.) & Son, Ltd., Rothwell PRICE LIST of Horse Hoes. 4pp., 4to, illustrating 5 machines with blades on the last page... together with... two other price lists, each single sheet, printed on both sides, 4to, illustrating Farm Lurrys, Floats, 'Bedford Carts', 'General Purpose Prize Carts', etc. c1912. £12.00

  190. Pattishall COPY ADMINISTRATION with will annexed, of The Revd. Thomas Welch, Clerk. 5p., folio. Leaves the Presentation to Nether Vicarage and Parish Church of Pattishall, and his lands in Blakesley to his son, Presentation to the Rectory and Parish Church of Slapton to another son, etc. Will dates 1815, copy c1818. £12.00

  191. Soke of Peterborough REGULATIONS AS TO MOVEMENT OF SHEEP Notice is Hereby Given... that the County of the Soke of Peterborough... have made the following Regulations as to Sheep brought into their District... Poster, size 20" x 15", setting out regulations on dipping, restrictions on movement to markets, etc. Standard Printing Works, Peterborough. 1923. £14.00

  192. Weedon Beck AN ACT for making Compensation of the Proprietors of certain Lands and Hereditaments, situate at Weedon Beck in the County of Northampton.... Pages numbered 729-734, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1804. £15.00


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  193. Mac-Lauchlan (Henry) MAP OF THE EASTERN BRANCH OF THE WATLING STREET in the County of Northumberland, From Bewclay near Portgate on the Roman Wall to Berwick upon Tweed, together with a branch extending from High Rochester to Whittingham, with Enlarged Plans of the Adjacent Camps. From a Survey made by direction His Grace the Duke of Northumberland, K.G., in the Years 1857, 1858, and 1859, by Henry Mac-Lauchlan. Scale to the Map, 2 inches to a mile, scale to the enlarged plans, 8 chains to an inch. 5 double page engraved map sheets, drawn on Stone by J. French, in folio volume, half morocco, gilt title on front board, morocco rubbed. The line of the road is in red. Inscribed 'With the Duke of Northumberland's Compliments' on flyleaf. Printed for Private Distribution. 1864. £180.00
    The plans of the camps are very finely drawn, showing buildings, woodland etc., with delicate hachuring. Mac-Lauchlan published 'A Memoir written during a Survey of the Watling Street from the Tees to the Scotch border in 1850 and 1851...' in 1852, and later 'A Map of the Roman Wall' in 1860, and 'A Map of Northumberland shewing the Ancient Camps & Roads....' in 1866.


  194. Newcastle GEOGRAPHIA PLAN OF NEWCASTLE AND GATESHEAD Scle 5" to 1 mile. Linen-backed, card wraps... together with... Reid's Plan of Newcastle. Scale 4" to 1 mile. 8vo. wraps. n.d. c1950. £8.00

  195. Colston Basset APPORTIONMENT OF RENT CHARGE IN LIEU OF TITHES in the Parish of Colston Basset. 19 pages on vellum, written on one side only, column heads printed with information entered in manuscript, size 19" x 24" limp calf wraps. Tear in calf on back wrap, which is also rubbed at edges. 1842. £80.00
    Lists landowner, occupier, name of property, cultivation, quantity, remarks.



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    Oxfordshire


  196. Raine (Rd.) PLAN OF AN ESTATE AT SYDENHAM AND CHINNOR in the County of Oxford, The Property of Henry Burrows Esq., by Richd. Raine 1828. Manuscript plan in ink and wash colour on vellum, size 25" x 22", plus margins. Scale 5" = 6 chains. Title in a variety of decorative lettering styles, with flourishes, compass rose, scale bar. Shows buildings (some in pink some in grey), roads, 'Chinnor Footway', parish boundary, hedges drawn along boundaries of fields and of roads, orchards and gardens, coppice areas. Pasture areas shaded green, arable in buff lines. 'Sydenham Village' marked in bold Gothic lettering, with small drawing of Church in elevation. Adjoining owners named. Reference Table bottom left, with numbers on plan (1-32), with Description of Premises, State, Quantities. Extends from the road from Thame to Chinnor top right, to the road from Tetsworth to the Church on the left. An interesting feature of this map is the many narrow strips of land in 'Sturt Furlong'. 1828. £300.00
    A very finely drawn and lettered plan. Richard Raine (1799-1848) is listed in Eden's Dictionary of Land Surveyors as 'of Doughty St., London and Woodstock, Oxfordshire.' The Burrows family were originally woollen drapers from Thame.


  197. Taynton TAYNTON INCLOSURE AWARD 1822. Manuscript plan by Edward Webb of Stow on the Wold, Land Surveyor, on vellum, in ink and outline colour, size 30" x 21", scale 1 inch = 10 chains. Roads and water features in colour, shows buildings in red or black, allotments with acreage, names of owners. Scale bar, compass rose, Reference to Small Allotments. Shows the village just north of the river, plots within village and larger areas around are labelled with a letter referring to the key. Folded into 4, bound with 24 vellum pages, written on one side only, setting out the award. Original full calf boards, size 18" x 13", metal clasps, titled in gilt on front board, re-spined in calf, gilt, with morocco lettering piece, some restoration to edges of boards. The Commissioner was John Davis. 16th May 1822. £340.00
    Sets out details of the Public Carriage Roads and Highways, bridle ways, orchards, cottage gardens, homesteads, etc. Among the names of the landowners involved were Wheeler, Lenthall, Cozens, Southall, Hall, Lambert, Lord Dynevor. This copy is not actually signed, and has no embossed seal.



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    Shropshire


  198. Bridgnorth AN ACT for repairing or rebuilding the Bridge over the River Severn.... and for opening convenient Avenues thereto. 21pp, disbound, plus cover leaf. 1797. £16.00
    With Schedule of properties affected.


  199. Ludlow, Burford, Hope Bagot PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Beautiful Freehold Residential Domain, known as 'The Stoke Estate', about Four Miles from Ludlow and Tenbury... consisting of an Elizabethan Residence distinguished as Stoke House... Gardens... Several Excellent Farms, Water Corn Mill, Cottages, Orchard and Garden Ground in the Parishes of Burford and Greets... and Grove Farm in Hope Baggot... which will be Sold by Auction... November 8th, 1876... 12pp., large folio, orignal wraps, cloth spine. A variety of type-faces throughout. 2 large folding plans. There are worm-holes throughout, mainly in the right margin, but on the map of the Grove Farm at the end, and the last page, these are more widespread over the page. 1876. £35.00

  200. Walker (J) & (C) SHROPSHIRE. Folding engraved, hand-coloured map, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, dissected and mounted on linen, engraved area approx. 12" x 15", plus margins, folding into 12mo cloth boards, with original label. Descriptive summary with table of distances etc., pasted inside front board. 1841. £22.00


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    Somerset


  201. Bath Auction PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Desirable.... Properties known as 30, The Paragon, 5,6 & 7 Newbridge Road, and 4 Ashley Avenue, Lower Weston.... Which will be offered for Sale By Auction By Powell & Powell at the City Auction Mart, on Tuesday, 15th Day of March, 1904. Folio, 4pp, folded. 1904. £10.00

  202. Bath Improvements AN ACT for better paving, cleaning, lighting, watching, regulating and improving, the City of Bath... 44pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1814. £18.00

  203. Bath SUBSCRIPTIONS AND DONATIONS BOOK For the Society for Preserving to the Public the Right of Ancient Footpaths. R. Hare, E. Saunders, Secretaries. Manuscript recording names and amounts for subscribers 1843-1870. 38p., sm. 8vo, parchment boards, worn, chipped morocco label with gilt title. There are also two minutes of meetings noting change of collector, signed R. Wilbraham Falconer (the author of works on the Bath Mineral Waters). 1843-70. £110.00
    Pasted inside front board is a printed letter stating the Society would like a subscription from each household 'the health and pleasure of the Inhabitants of Bath being so dependent upon the Footways that afford accommodation to pedestrians in reaching the various delightful situations around the City.' Among the subscribers are: R. Tite, C. Milsom, Rev. Bartram, T. Jolly, S. Rutter, J. Pulteney, Lady Hargood, Holloway & Son.


  204. Batheaston WATERCOLOUR in monochrome. Shows the church in the centre with hills behind, view framed in two trees.. On grey paper, size 7" x 10", small piece torn from top corner, slightly affecting drawing. Titled bottom right 'Batheaston Church 1864'. 1864. £14.00

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

  206. Bishops Lydiard LEASE FOR A YEAR of The Bell Inn, with garden, malthouse and outhouses and a plot of ground called the Green, William Alexander, Innholder, now of Finsbury, London, Jeweller, Cutler and General Factor, and James Saunder of Taunton, Haberdasher. Vellum sheet, wax seal. 1834. £16.00

  207. Bonnor (T), drawn and engraved by COURT HOUSE. The Seat of Matthew Brickdale Esq. Copper-plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 7" x 10", plus margins. 1791. £18.00
    From Collinson's History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset.


  208. Bonnor (T), drawn and engraved by LONG ASHTON COURT. The Seat of Sir John Hugh Smyth. Copper-plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 7" x 10", plus margins. 1792. £20.00
    From Collinson's History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset.


  209. Chard ACCOUNT OF THE PERSONAL ESTATE of late Mr Edward Baker, died 19 Feb. 1820. Manuscript, 2p., folio. Lists sums due to him on mortgage (for people at Chard, Hatch, Wincanton), due on bond, money lent without security, leasehold estates at Overland, Sea Mills, Chard, House and Tan Yard at Broadway, etc. Total due amounted to nearly £16,000. 1820. £8.00

  210. Chard THE ATTRACTIVE RESIDENTIAL AND SPORTING ESTATE known as 'Avishays'.... comprising the Charming Period Residence with Historic Associations... 63 Acres of Parklands, Meadow and Woodlands, Picturesque Cottage Residence... Thatched Cottage... Accommodation Lands of 43 Acres... to be Offered for Sale by Auction... October 30th, 1930. 15pp., large 4to, stiff card wraps, folding coloured plan in back pocket, 8 photographs (including inside of the mansion, and the lakes), 2 leaves of photographs have been cut out and are missing. 1930. £12.00

  211. Evercreech & East Pennard FREEHOLD HOUSES AND LANDS FOR SALE to be Sold by Auction by Mr. E.T. Percy, on Friday the 26th Day of August, 1847, at the George Inn, in Evercreech. Handbill size approx. 13" x 8", folded, small split at one fold. Describes 10 lots, naming tenants, and owners of adjoining lands. 1847. £20.00
    Includes lands at East Pennard known as Crabtree Close and Elbow Corner, and rights of Common on Southwood Common.


  212. Goathurst LETTER from Thomas Mullins addressed to the Chilton Commissioners, Bridgwater, about accounts for the Tynte estate. 10 lines in a small neat hand on 1p., 4to, folded with address panel on verso of conjoint leaf, piece of paper torn away from blank leaf, slightly affecting address. 1802. £8.00
    Says he has had the gout and been unable to walk, so is sending his son to Bridgwater with the accounts and details of the lives on 'Col. Tynte's Estates'. Mullins was probably the Steward of the estate.


  213. Godfrey (D) THE BEAUFORT MARCH Dedicated by Permission To His Grace The Duke of Beaufort &c, Composed for, and presented to The Ladies Committee & to Jonathan Gray Esq. as Honr. Director of The Fancy Fair, Held at Bath June 7th, 8th & 9th in aid of the Funds for the Soldiers Wives & Children, by D. Godrey. Sheet music, 4 pages, plus wraps. Small folio, very fine chromolithographed cover with picture of flags, drums, cannon balls etc. in gold and bright colours, taking up most of the front wrap. Johnson & Bessant, Chromo Lith., 2 Tudor Place, Tottm. Ct. R. n.d. c1860. £18.00

  214. Great Western Railway CHEAP TICKETS WILL BE ISSUED TO WELLS Athletic Sports, Cycle Gymkana, and Bal Masque in the Combe... Whit-Monday, June 1st... Handbill with time-table of trains from Weston-super-Mare, Burrington, Wrington, Shepton Mallet etc., with prices. Printed on pale green paper, size 13" x 9", traces of folds with some foxing down folds, small stab holes at left edge, presumably where once sewn into album, small nick at left margin. Paddington, May, 1903. £18.00

  215. Ham Green, Portbury LEASE FOR A YEAR of a house, lands and orchard at Ham Green, Miles Ariel, Broker and Elizabeth his wife, and Samuel Hicks Withers, to Philip John Miles, of Leigh Court, Abbots Leigh. Vellum, size 21" x 27". Signed by 3 lessors with wax seals, Schedule at the bottom of the sheet listing house, orchard, copse, withy bed, cottage, piece of land described as 'at Portbury Wharf', etc. with 'Quality', 'Quantity'. Names previous owners of the various plots. 1830. £20.00

  216. Hillfarrance ASSIGNMENT of a dwelling house and pasture ground at Redbridge, James Jarman, thatcher, Hannah Wood, of Bishops Lydiard, his sister, and others, to Daniel Litherton. Vellum, size 19" x 28", wax seals. Signatures faded. Ink of text slightly faded but legible. 1717. £18.00

  217. Hinton Charterhouse RECOVERY of three messuages, two brewhouses, two malthouses, 35 acres of pastures.... in Charterhouse Hinton, Samuel Townsend, Demandant, Samuel Baker, Tenant, Valentine Webb, Vouchee. Vellum, size 24" x 31", wide border on three sides, engraved with portrait of George IV, putti, large coat of arms, etc. Vellum browned and damp-spotted, rubbed at one fold. Lacks wax sea. 1824. £16.00

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

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

  220. Puriton and Bawdrip TO BE SOLD by Auction, Body and Son, at the Shoulder of Mutton Inn, Friday 26th May... Messuage, Lands and Premises... Mr. Giles Roe, of Puriton, will shew the Premises... Poster, printed in a variety of large type-faces, size 30" x 20", folded. Describes 8 Lots. The occupiers were Giles Roe and Thomas Meaker. May 2nd, 1843. £25.00

  221. Reynolds and Co. THE ALBUM OF BATH VIEWS 22 photolitho views on extending strip, including a panoramic view from Beechen Cliff, and 'The New Municipal Buildings'. Folding into decorated gilt boards, size 8" x 6", boards darkened at edges, and gilt faded, corners rubbed. circa 1880. £18.00

  222. Somerton A CATALOGUE of the Equipment of the Residence 'The Grange', to be Sold by Auction... July 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 1909. 42pp., 8vo, wraps. 1909. £8.00

  223. Taunton THE TAUNTON AND WEST OF ENGLAND Perpetual Benefit Building Society... Incorporated April, 1883... Prospectus. 4pp., 8vo, setting out Objects of the Society, Subscription Shares, etc. Central fold. Phoenix Printing Works Taunton. c1883. £8.00

    PARISH SURVEY

  224. Tucker (J.M), Surveyor SURVEY OF THE PARISH OF WEARE IN SOMERSET 1815 4to, full calf, lacks calf on spine, calf on boards very worn and torn. 55 double-page spreads, with columns for no. on map (not present), Proprietors, Premises, Cultivation, Measure, Value per Acre, Annual Value, Rate, followed by 75 pages giving Proprietors in Alphabetical Order, with premises, cultivation. 1815. £200.00
    807 Proprietors listed.


  225. Walcot Land AN ACT for vesting part of the Residuary Estate of Hannah Silcock, Widow, deceased, in Trustees upon Trust, to sell and dispose of the same, and to lay out the Money arising therefrom in the Purchase of other Hereditaments... 11pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1815. £14.00
    Includes a 2pp schedule of the land and tenants involved in Walcot.


  226. Weston super Mare CONVEYANCE in fee of a dwellinghouse no 7 Orchard Place, Messrs. Stock, Jones and Harvey to Charles Greenslade. Large vellum sheet, wax seals. 1862. £12.00

  227. Whitchurch BOND of James Colston of Whitchurch, Gentleman, to Charles Hall of Englishcombe for one thousand pounds. 1p, folio, folded. Small wax seal. 1779. £16.00
    Concerns the marriage portion of his daughter Ann, about to be married to Charles Hall.


  228. Withypool RELEASE IN FEE of the Equity of Redemption in tenement called Halsgrove, in Withypool, and Assignment of Shares in the West of England Insurance Office, Cecilia Bastone and Francis Bastone of Minehead to William Cockburn and George Webb. 3 vellum sheets, 21" x 28", 3 wax seals. Some slight browning, ink slightly faded. 1835. £14.00

  229. Yeovil LEASE FOR A YEAR of a cottage in Preston Lane, Yeovil, John Goodford of Chilton Cantelo to Thomas Vagg of Yeovil. Vellum, size 15" x 23", wax seal. 1835. £16.00


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  230. Croydon ADMINISTRATION CERTIFICATE of the goods of John Farley late of Croydon. Printed certificate with ms inserts, papered seal attached. 1824. £8.00

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

  232. Richmond AN ACT for enabling Their Majesties to enfranchis Copyhold Lands holden of the Manor of Richmond, and for enabling His Majesty to shut up a Lane leading from Richmond Green to the River Thames.... 5pp, disbound, black letter, plus cover leaf. Attractive woodcut initial letter with classical building. 1772. £14.00

  233. Richmond AN ACT for vesting in His Majesty certain Hereditaments at Richmond, belonging to Catharine Viscountess Fitzwilliam, and held by Lease from the Crown. 10pp, disbound, plus cover leaf. 1772. £15.00

  234. Stockdale (J) A MAP OF SURREY Engraved map, scale 4" = 10 miles, size 15" x 19". Traces of folds. Trimmed to platemark down 6" of left margin. Small foxing spot below title. 1798. £30.00
    Shows villages in detail, canal, high ground, parkland, roads with numbered distances etc.


  235. Wimbledon, Manor of COPY ADMISSION of William Holman, on the Surrender of Mrs. Elizabeth Biggs, to Lands called Butt Shot and Street Furlong Shot in the Parish of Mortlake, abutting a field called Butes Shot. Vellum, size 20" x 12" folded. Signed as examined with the Court Roll. Some minor staining on outside where titled. 1839. £16.00


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    Sussex


  236. Brighton PROBATE COPY of the Will of Anne Partington of Brighton, Spinster. Vellum, size 15" x 17", large papered seal, cracked. Outside very duststained. 1863. £12.00

  237. Chichester AN INVENTORY of Fixtures in the Mill House and Malt House, late the property of Mr Thos. Tailor, situate in Chapel Street. Appraised by John L. White, Decr. 8th, 1830. Manuscript, 1p., folio, plus blank conjoint leaf, folded with docket title. 1830. £14.00
    Includes Horse Mill with French stones.


  238. Lewes, Uckfield, Eastbourne ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 319, and part of sheet to the south. Size 26" x 18" plus wide margins. Blank piece torn from top right corner. Area round Eastbourne shaded in different colours of wash. O.S. blindstamp 1880. £22.00

  239. Littlington, Eastdean ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet LXXIX. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. . 1879. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1893. £30.00

  240. Rogate, Ipping ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXI N.W. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 12" x 18", plus wide margins. Linen-backed, folding into marbled wraps with printed label of 'Siftom Praed and Co., The Map House'. Contours in red. 1913. £12.00

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

  242. Worthing AN ABSTRACT of the Title of the Devisees in Trust of John Penfold deceased to four Parcels of Land part of an allotment in the East Field in Worthing, and Lambolds within the Manor of Worthing. 12p., folio, tied at top corner with a thread, docket title. Gives title from 1739 when Lord Viscount Montague was Lord of the Manor. The last deed mentioned is 1822. c1823. £18.00


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    SUMMERFIELD HOUSE

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


  244. 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

  245. Meriden INDENTURE relating to a Fine sur Cognizance de droit made by Humphrey Harper of Meriden, woodmonger, Isabella his wife, and William Snell of Tamworth, Gent., on a parcel of land of 10 acres in Meriden, called Broomefield. On vellum, size 13" x 13", signed by the three parties with armorial seals. Engraved heading with coat of arms. Witnessed on verso. 1709. £34.00

  246. Rugby TWO PHOTOGRAPHS of cricket teams. Unmounted prints, each size 8" x 10", one with the impressed stamp of Geo. A. Dean, Rugby, the other without a name but showing teams in front of the same doorway. Each shows a group of approx. 35, all wearing white trousers, apart from two older men wearing suits and bowler hats, some are wearing striped blazers, some plain dark ones, some white. Some wear cricket caps, others boaters. In one photograph one man is wearing pads. c1890. £65.00
    There is no clue as to who the players are, apart from the building. It is possibly Rugby School.


  247. Temple Balsall AN ACT for confirming a Scheme of the Charity Commissioners for the Hospital of Lady Katherine Leveson at Temple Balsall in the County of Warwick. 5pp., small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1861. £10.00

  248. Westley (W) THE PLAN OF BIRMINGHAM Survey'd in the Year 1731. Later copy, size 16" x 19", numerous folds. Possibly taken from a book. Backed with Japanese paper. Late 19th century. £18.00


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

  250. Bacon's NEW TOURIST'S MAP OF WILTSHIRE from the Ordnance Survey with the Name of Every Railway Station. By Edward Weller. Colour-printed map, scale 1" = 2 miles, folding into 12mo printed wraps. Front wrap slightly trimmed down fore-edge. c1910. £9.00

  251. Bedwyn PARTICULARS of Upper Vernham Rowe Farm and Henley Farm. 6pp., 4to. Traces of vertical fold. Folding plan. 1928. £14.00
    'Comprises a Suitable Farmhouse with Two Sets of Buildings, Eleven Cottages and about 487 acres'.


  252. Box and Ditteridge Auction PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF FREEHOLD FARM, With good Dwelling-House, Outbuildings, Garden, Arable and Pasture Lands, known as "Alcombe Farm," comprising 28a. 2r. 3p. Situate in the Parish of Box and Ditteridge, for many years in the occupation of Mr Thomas Andrews; also Freehold Dwelling Houses, Gardens, Building Land, Lime Kilns, and other Premises situate in the Upper Bristol Road, about 1 Miles from the City of Bath, known as "Belle-Vue Lodge," Locksbrook Place, and "Cork Paddock." The whole comprising an area of 5a. 3r. 13p. to be Sold by Auction by Messrs. Hawkins & Son. At the Full Moon Hotel, Southgate Street, in the City of Bath, On Thursday, the 4th day of November, 1886. Folio, 3 coloured folding plans, 4pp, folded. 1886. £30.00

  253. Bradford on Avon AN ACT for repairing and improving several Roads leading to and from the Town of Bradford... and for maintaining a Bridge over the River Avon, at Stokeford... 42pp., small folio, disbound. Last four pages foxed. 1819. £16.00

  254. Bratton MANUSCRIPT PLAN tracing from the tithe map, scale 3 chains to an inch. In ink and pink colour on waxed cotton, size 36" x 40", folded. Some foxing spots. The map is titled 'Map of the Parish of Westbury', but only Bratton is shown. 1871. £30.00
    Under the scale bar is written 'Tracing from the tithe map 17/2/81 J.D.' Shows roads, fields, buildings in pink and grey, all numbered.


  255. Bratton WILTSHIRE INDUSTRY: CENTURY OF SERVICE TO FARMING Old-Style Crafts and Modern Tools in the Village Workshop of R. & J. Reeves & Son Ltd. at Bratton. Large folio sheet printed on one side with article and 7 photos of the workshops. Reprinted from 'The Wiltshire Times' Feb. 14th 1953. £8.00

  256. Calne PARTICULARS OF CONDITIONS OF SALE of Highly Important First Class Freehold Business premises Situate in the Market Place and large Warehouses & Premises in the New Road..... to sell by Auction, On Wednesday, the 18th day of June, 1890.... Folio, 3pp. 1890. £12.00

  257. Cherhill Swine Fever [The Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act, 1878.] THE ANIMALS ORDER. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That the Pigstye situate in an Orchard at Cherhill, in the County of Wilts, in the occupation of Mr Jesse Butler.... was, on the 28th day of October, 1882, ordered, determined, and declared to be a place infected with Swine Fever, is now by the said Authority declared To Be Free From Swine Fever.... By Order, R.W. Merriman, Clerk to the Authority, Marlborough, November 28th, 1882. Poster, size 11" x 8", fews small holes at folds, and slightly soiled at folds. R.F. Houlston, Printer and Bookseller, Chippenham, 1882. £16.00

  258. Chirton AN ACT For Dividing, Allotting, and Inclosing the Open and Common Fields and Downs, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and Commonable and Waste Lands within the Manor or Tithing of Chirton otherwise Cherrington in the County of Wiltshire. pages numbered 1-24 + docket title, disbound, small folio, folded, rear leaf slightly dusty. Act of Parliament. 1800. £14.00

  259. Clapperton (K). Pub. A PLAN OF OLD SARUM, Also Two modern Views, and a Representation of the Castle. All on a single sheet, printed on one side only, size approx. 15" x 18", fold. Shows plan and 3 wood engraved views, with 20 references to the Plan. Down the sides of the plan are extracts from Hatcher's 'Ancient and Modern Sarum' ('which may be had of the Publisher of this, price 3s.6d.') Printed and Published by K. Clapperton, Sarum. n.d. c1840. £60.00
    Scarce.


  260. Codford St. Mary PARTICULARS of the Well-Known East Codford Farm.... upon which are good Straight Gallops One Mile Long, also other Training Gallops, The Commodious Farmhouse.... which will be Sold by Auction.... October 7th, 1919. 15pp, sm. folio, coloured folding plan. Staples rusty, vertical fold. 1919. £18.00

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

  262. Dauntsey, Wootton Bassett, Brinkworth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XIV. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Small strip 6" long shaded blue and labelled 'GWR'. Flat sheet, folded, part of verso dusty. 1887. £22.00

  263. Devizes PARTICULARS With Views and Plan of 'Park Dale' in the suburbs of Devizes, Wilts., for Sale by Private Treaty. 10p., 4to, original wraps, each page of text with decorative border, 3 original photographs, approx. size 6" x 7", pasted in, large hand-coloured folding plan loosely inserted. Brownish spotting round edges throughout, traces of vertical fold. 1894. £25.00
    With detailed description of the main house, which had a tennis ground, vinery, rustic summer house, orchards, kitchen garden etc. and stood in 8 acres.


  264. Enford, Fifield AN ACT for Inclosing Lands in the Tythings of Enford, Fifield, Coombe, Longstreet, and East Chisenbury, in the Parish of Enford.... 16pp. Disbound. 1805. £15.00

  265. Hilmarton Swine Fever [The Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act, 1878.] THE ANIMALS ORDER. NOTICE IS HEARBY GIVEN, That the Cowshed and Pigstyes at Snow Hill, situate in the Parish of Hilmarton, in the County of Wilts, in the occupation of Mr Walter Woodward.... were... infected with Swine Fever... now declared To Be Free From Swine Fever.... Marlborough, September 21st, 1882. Poster, size 11" x 8", few small holes at folds, and slightly soiled at folds. R.F. Houlston, Printer and bookseller, Chippenham, 1882. £16.00

  266. New Swindon PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Block of 11 Well Built Houses, Nos. 1 - 11 Queen Anne's Buildings.... Occupying a commanding position in the important thoroughfare of Faringdon Street, to be Offered for Sale by Auction.... June 27th, 1888. 6pp., folio, folded, with double page coloured plan. 1888. £26.00

  267. North Bradley MANUSCRIPT COPY ENCLOSURE AWARD detailing allotments made under the 'Act for inclosing Lands within the Manors of North Bradley and Southwick....' 123 pages, written on rectos only, in 4to notebook, half calf, marbled boards. Headings (mainly name of person) and number on facing page e.g. 'No. 31. William Drewett... All that plot of ground on Yarnbrook Common containing one rood.... bounded on the West by the Turnpike road leading to Westbury....' Also details public and private roads. paper watermarked 1853. £75.00

  268. Pigot & Co. WILTSHIRE Engraved map. Coloured in outline, size 9" x 14", , vignette of Salisbury Cathedral, Reference to the Hundreds, inset of outlying parts of county. A few minor edge tears, some foxing spots down right hand side. c1850. £28.00

  269. Poulshot PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Valuable Estate of Rich Grazing and Arable Land with Valuable Common Rights, with Comfortable Residence, Two Cottages.... which will be Sold by Auction... 21st August, 1873. 5pp., folio, folded with docket title. Large folding plan. 1873. £32.00

  270. Rowde PARTICULARS AND PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Capital Villa Residence.... A Compact Holding, comprising Farm House, Buildings, Yard, Garden.... at Marston.... to be Sold by Auction..... July 20th, 1893. 3pp., folio, folded, double-page coloured plan. 1893. £22.00

  271. 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

  272. Simpson (G), Proprietor THE DEVIZES AND WILTSHIRE GAZETTE December 28, 1820. 4pp., broadsheet newspaper. A few small tears at left-hand edge where once bound. 1820. £16.00

  273. Smith (C.S) A NEW MAP OF THE COUNTY OF WILTSHIRE Divided into Hundreds. Folding hand-coloured map dissected and mounted on linen, engraved surface of map approx. 17" x 20". With Reference to Hundreds, Explanation. In original card slipcase, which is completely broken at the sides. 3rd Edition corrected to 1818. £50.00

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


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

    STOCKTON CHARITY

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


  277. Stourhead AN ACT to give to the Trustees of the will of Sir Richard Colt Hoare Baronet deceased power to sell property settled by the Testator. 12pp. small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. Splash mark in one margin. 1882. £10.00

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


  279. Westbury Poor AN ACT for the Appointment of an additional Overseer for the better Government of the Poor of the Parish of Westbury.... Black Letter. 13pp, cover leaf. Recent cloth boards. Act of Parliament. 1786. £20.00


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  280. Abberton HISTORICAL FREEHOLD ESTATE to be Sold in 44 Lots on Thursday, September 7th, 1905 at the Grand Hotel, Birmingham. The Abberton Estate, Worcestershire, comprising the Entire Parish of Abberton, and a large Part of the Parishes of Flyford Flavel, Naunton Beauchamp, Bishampton, North Piddle, Kington, Dormston and Grafton, containing about 2,408 Acres... the Manorial and Residential Estate of Abberton with Country Mansion, Part of Village... The Manor Farm, Abberton Mill, Baynhall Farm, The Court Farm with the Advowsons of Kington and Dormston... 40pp., size 18" x 11", original wraps with photo, some scuffing of surface of paper on part of front wrap, foxing and some dust-staining on front wrap. 15 very large coloured folding plans, key map on back wrap. 23 photographs in text, many with groups of people, cart horses, pony carts etc. Some damp spots on top half of title page, and two spots on first page with Summary of Lots. 1905. £95.00
    With interesting historical notes on the Manor and Hall.


  281. Worcester and Welland PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Life Interest of the Bankrupt Properties in Worcester and the Parish of Welland in... Government Stocks... Two Pieces of Freehold Land at Welland to Be Sold by Auction... Nov. 20th, 1896. Second Edition without Plan. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title, some edge tears. Completed memorandum on verso. 1896. £12.00
    Includes 36 & 37 Tything, 'Hook Farm' and 'Hill Court Farm' in Welland.



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  282. Beverley ADMISSION of Joseph Stephenson to a cottage and land at Tickton in the Manor of the Chapter of Beverley. Signed as 'A True Copy' by the Deputy Steward, J. Myers. 1836. £12.00

  283. Fenwick, near Askern SALE OF LIVE AND DEAD FARMING STOCK Wheat & Bean Stacks, Eatage, Household Furniture &c at Fenwick, near Askern... By Public Auction On the Premises of Mr Mark Skelton.... 14th & 15th of Feb. 1844, All the Valuable Farming Stock... Poster, size 15" x 10", rather creased in places, with some marks with printers ink. Lists Horses, beasts, Sheet, Poultry, Carriages & Implements, Furniture. T. Brooke & Co. Printers, Doncaster. 1844. £20.00

  284. Hemsworth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 263. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. 1854. £28.00
    Covers Ryhill, Grimethorpe Hall, Elmshall Lodge, Newstead Hall.


  285. Keighley LEASE FOR A YEAR of messuage with cottages, gardens etc. at Green Gates in Keighley in the occupation of John Sugden, Thomas Wilsford of Pontefract, Doctor in Physick to Joshua Padgett of Uffley, Shalloonmaker. On vellum, size 11" x 17", very fine wax seal with winged cherub holding quiver and bow, and a heart, with the word 'L'Amitie'. On verso is a note in a large bold hand saying the deed was registered at Wakefield 1st Nov. 175 at 12 noon in Book AN p.27 and 38. 1756. £32.00

  286. Market Weighton AN ACT for draining and preserving certain Commons, Low Grounds.... in the Parish of Market Weighton.... and for making a Navigable Cut or Canal from Market Weighton to the River of Humber. 65pp, small folio, disbound, plus cover leaf. Act of Parliament. 1772. £30.00

  287. Scarborough TEN POSTCARDS Queen's Parade & Clarence Gardens, Scarborough, Ashworth's Series, c1908, plus two other real photo cards of similar date; three attractive coloured cards of crowds at the beach and Spa promenade, (one with a tram in foreground), 1908; 'South Cliff' 1906; 'The Spa Promenade' spotty on verso, and 'The Valley Lake' 1911, both coloured, and a 1950's card of the sands. Ten cards. c1908. £16.00

  288. South Cave PARTICULARS of a Valuable and Truly Desirable Freehold Estate.... Which Will be Sold By Auction at the House of Mr. William Hudson, Known by the Sign of the Fox and Coney.... 31st day of October 1839. Title page, 1p listing 12 lots, mainly in MS, plus 1p. printed conditions, completed Memorandum. 1839. £18.00

  289. Walker (B), Bradford, Sold Wholesale by JOHN BULL AND THE NEW TAXES. Slip ballad in two columns, size 10" x 7". No. 4. top right. c1840. £22.00
    Humourous attack on taxes and the Corn Laws. 'And for to raise some money/For the wedding of the Queen/They'll tax old maids and bachelors/That have turned seventeen... To tax and starve the nation/They do cobble up some laws/And the devil swears he'll tax them all/When they get into his claws.'


  290. Whitby Water Act ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLV S.E. and the sheet to the south, scale 6" to 1 mile, size 25" x 18", plus margins, overprinted in red with 'Whitby Water Act. 1928. House of Lords. The Plan referred to...' and showing the pipe-lines etc. west of New Wath Scar. 1928. £18.00

  291. York INVITATION from the Sheriff of York to a Reception at the Exhibition Buildings, January 16th, 1895. Card size 4" x 6", printed in brown, with shield surrounded by leaves at top... together with... Menu for the City Club, York, Annual Dinner, Nov. 28th, 1894. 4pp., printed in red on card, small 8vo. 1894-5. £8.00

  292. Yorkshire Union of Agricultural Clubs and Chambers of Agriculture NOTICE of Annual General Meeting and Annual Dinner, at York. 1p, folio, folds. 1906. £12.00
    Gives special Railway arrangements.



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  293. Dalton family HISTORICAL MEMOIR of the family of Dalton of the Kingdom of Ireland. Manuscript, 20p., bound in notebook size 7" x 5", plain card wraps with torn marbled paper stuck on, calf spine, recent tape down spine. Decorative calligraphic title. On the back endpaper is a list of the records consulted, for example 'The Statute at large in old Gaulois in the Rolls of the Chancery of England', with corresponding numbers in text. Paper watermarked 1811. £110.00
    Gives a history of the family, which originated in East and Westmeath and Annaly, from Norman times to 1777. 'Sir Walter De'Aliton was as a most valiant Knight was planted in the frontiers of the English conquest in that part of Westmeath called Teffia (part of the the territories of the Families of the Fox and Macgawlys) and made Governor thereof, being deemed the most capable of protecting these quarters from the incursions of the neighbouring Irish Chiefs'.


  294. Dublin COPY ASSIGNMENT of Miss Georges and The Revd. Mr Roberts of Assignment made by the Executor of Richard Gorges Esq. to Mr Ferdinandus Webber, Organ Builder, of House offices and Ground in Marlborough St., Dublin. 2p., folio, folded. Copy made 1840 of original of 1779. £12.00


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  295. Barclay (Sculp.) EDINBURGH CASTLE in Midlothian. Copper engraving, size 5" x 7", plus margins. A few foxing spots at edge of paper. c1780. £8.00
    Buildings in foreground, view framed by trees.


  296. Caerlaverock REGISTERED MORTIFICATION Doctor John Hutton, In favour of The Poor of the paroch of Carlaverock and others. 3pp., small folio, on blue paper, giving the complete text of the mortification of 1719... together with... A different printing of the same mortification, 2pp... together with... Memorandum of Information by the Trustees of Dr. John Hutton to the Commissioners appointed under the Educational Endowments (Scotland) Act, 1882. 2pp., folio, setting out the objects of the Trust and describing the funds and the existing and previous Schools, with subjects taught. 3 items. 1883. £26.00
    John Hutton had made a considerable fortune as physician to 'their late Majesties William and Mary', and left £900 to the Elders of Carlaverock to pay a schoolmaster and educate and apprentice four local boys 'native born of honest parents'. He also (although this is not mentioned here) left a collection of books to the Presbytery of Dumfries, including the prayer book used by King Charles on the scaffold.


  297. 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

  298. Edinburgh AN ACT for Lighting, Cleansing and Watching the Streets, Lanes... of the Burgh of Canongate, and the Liberties of Pleasance and Leith-wynd adjoining to the Royalty of the City of Edinburgh. 8pp., small folio, plus cover leaf. Black letter. Act of Parliament. 1772. £12.00

  299. Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canal PETITION of Robert Robb, Tenant in Gorgie, against Lord Bannatyne's Interlocutor Passing A Bill of Suspension for Union Canal Company. 10pp., 4to, sewn at margin J. & C. Muirhead, Printers, Edinburgh. 1821. £25.00
    'the Edinburgh and Glasgow Union Canal Company... have of late been forming a Canal or inland navigation from Falkirk towards the vicinity of Edinburgh. In performing their operations they occupied a part of the lands of Meggetland, under lease to the petitioner...'


  300. Edinburgh DEFENCES for William Scott, Assistant Clerk to the Bills, in the Action at the Instance of John Smith, Writer to the Signet. 15pp., 4to, sewn at margin, vertical fold. James Clarke & Co., Printers, Old Stamp Office, 1825. £18.00
    'This is a case attended with no ordinary degree of cruelty and oppression..' A writer called William Scott was obliged to pay two thirds of his income as 'Clerk to the Bills' to Sir Robert Anstruther and Thomas Smith. Contains copies of the letters that passed between the parties.


  301. Elgin DILLIGENCE The Hon. George Duff and James Urquhart against Abstractors... Alexander Gordon of Whitely, Advocate Sheriff Dept. of Elginshire... requires James Stirling in Pitgavenie, Alexander Laing and John Richard to appear at the Tolbooth of Elgin to answer a charge of George Duff proprietor of Waulkmile. 10 lines on small folio sheet, signed. On verso is declaration by Patrick Bain saying he has served the summons, signed and witnessed... together with document on 3p., small folio, being three signed statements by the three parties saying they had taken 'three Balls. of oats... when there was no water to grind his Corn and the same was not for the use of his family but sold to pay his money rent...' At the end is a note by the judge saying the case must be reheard and a 'copy of the Lybell' made 'as 'the same is greatly tore... and rendered unintelligble'. 1782. £26.00

  302. Gray (John), Publisher NORTH BRITISH ADVERTISER No. 1461. October 28, 1854. Broadsheet newspaper, 4 very large pages. Folds. Some slight discoloration at folds along 8". 1854. £14.00
    As well as numerous adverts. for local firms includes notices of Public Meetings, Situations Wanted, Situations Vacant, Auction Sales.


  303. Greig family, Bandon CONTRACT OF MARRIAGE Betwixt David Greig and Katherin Baveridge. 3 closely written pages, sm. folio, signed and witnessed. Some foxing and ink blots. 1726. £20.00
    Involved a bond of three thousand marks Scots.


  304. Hawick TWO AUCTION SALE CATALOGUES For Sale of Store Sheep, 23rd October, 1940, and for sale of 1350 Suckled Calves, Blue-Grey, Aberdeen Angus Cross, Galloway and Shorthorn, 22nd October, 1940. Each 4pp., tall 8vo, on thick paper, vertical fold. 1940. £8.00

  305. Kincardineshire FOUR RECEIPTS for payment of Highway Bridge money and other rates by the Proprietor of Cotbank of Hilton. Four slips dated 1820, 1821 and 1832, signed by Collector, together with a printed receipt with manuscript inserts for Salmon Fishings, Hilton, for the season 1867... together with 11 printed receipts with manuscript inserts for payment of poor assessments, fishings, Cess etc., for parishes including Bervie, Ury, Fetteresso, Kinneff, in the 1860's. 1820-66. £16.00

  306. Kircudbright HIGHLAND AND AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY Printed letter dated 21st August 1854, from the Secretary, 1p, 4to, and on verso double page form to be filled in by farmer, with columns for acreage of crops, nos. of stock etc. 1854. £10.00

  307. Melrose PROSPECTUS of the Proposed Corn Exhange and Public Hall at Melrose. 1p., 4to, giving a list of the Provisional Committee and setting out the proposals, conjoint leaf with application form for Shares. On verso of the first page is a manuscript note of six subscriptions, including The Rt. Hon. Lord Polvarth with 40 Shares (£200). Folds. 29th January 1862. £18.00

  308. Menzies (J), Edinburgh, Publisher SOUVENIR OF THE NORTH Forty engravings on glazed cards. Each card size 5" x 3", one engraving on each card. Inserted into boards covered in red silk tartan, gilt, with purple card flaps, gilt on front board faded, silk split down edges of spine. The engraving is by J. Gellatly, from a variety of artists. c1850. £60.00
    Includes views of Edinburgh, Lock Katrine, Stirling, Falls of the Clyde, Loch Lomond, Taymouth Castle, Loch Ness, Dunkeld, Loch Leven, etc.


  309. Moffat THREE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet XVI N.E. (Hairmyres Hospital, Thorntonhall); VIII N.E. (Glengowan, part of Moffat), XI S.W (High Blantyre, Nerston). Scale 6" to 1 mile. Contours in red. Size 12" x 18". Provisional Edition. 1948. £18.00

  310. Moray DISPOSITION of a toft lying in the north end of the town of Garmouth, Alexander Marshall, Sailor in Garmouth, to Andrew James, for the yearly payment of six shillings Scots money. Two and a half pages, small folio, some browning of paper down central fold and at edges, and 2" split at fold. 1787. £18.00
    Names land and property adjoining the plot, and refers to 'Deliverance of earth and Stone of the foresaid Toft'.


  311. Perth, Coupar Angus, Dundee ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 48. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 36". Light red stamp in margin 'Scotland 48 - Outline Series'. Railways inserted to 1910. £32.00

  312. Portobello REPORT UPON THE BOROUGH OF PORTOBELLO 1p, with a Plan of the Town, by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline, scale 6" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. Some minor off-setting on plan. c1832. £24.00

  313. Queensferry AN ACT to enable the Trustees appointed by an Act.... for the Improvement of the Passage across the Frith of Forth, called The Queensferry, to carry the same into Execution. 3pp, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1814. £10.00

  314. Ramsay and Son, Publisher THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT Feb. 9th, 1835. Newspaper, 4pp. 1835. £12.00
    Contains adverts for auction sales, report of dinner at Perth for Hon. Fox Maule, murder in Leith etc.


  315. Russell (Alex), Publisher THE ELGIN COURANT and Morayshire Advertiser. October 11, 1850. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp., red tax stamp. Dustmarking along 10" of two folds. 1850. £12.00
    Contains article on the 'Gigantic Workhouse' at Barnshill, Glasgow, celebrations for the Earl of Fife's birthday, etc.


  316. Stirlingshire COPY CERTIFIED RENTAL of the Estate of William Murray Esq. of Touchadam & Pitlochie in the Parish of St. Ninians and the Shire of Stirling on 21st October 1772. Copy, made 1818. 6 double-page spreads, with columns for 'Possessions and Possessors', 'Money Rent', 'Meal', 'Total Rent' etc. Lists properties in the Barony of Touchanam, Cowie, Balquhidrock, and 'Old fues before 1691 disjoined...' etc. Manuscript, neatly written throughout, sewn at left edge. 1818. £35.00
    Attestation at the end refers to 'the process of Disjunction'.



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  317. Cardiganshire 'HYMETTUS' WILL SERVE THIS SEASON Thorough-bred Mares, 6 Guineas; Half-bred Mares 3 Guineas; and 5 Shillings the Groom. Printed handbill, small 8vo, on blue paper, setting out pedigree, with a description of horse, and list of wins. Owner was J. Rees, Berthlwyd, near Cardigan... together with a similar notice on pink paper for 'Dalnacardock', a bay horse foaled 1869, winner of the Yorkshire Handicap. Owner John Griffith, Llandugwydd. Traces of many folds. 2 items. 1866 and c1880. £20.00

  318. Llandrindod Wells PHOTOGRAPH Grand Pump, Llandrindod Wells. Hudson's Series. Albumen print, size 8" x 11", unmounted, showing musicians playing in the bandstand, buildings in the background, a few people seated on benches in foreground, with a lady in a bath-chair pulled by a donkey, tall pine trees. Small crease at bottom left corner. Title in plate in white. c1890. £22.00

  319. Newport ALEXANDRA (NEWPORT & SOUTH WALES) DOCKS AND RAILWAY Session 1904. 21, Delahay St., Westminster, S.W. Lithographed plan, size 18" x 22", plus margins, Scale 10 Chains to One Inch. Water features coloured, area of Dock Extension and River Diversion coloured pink. Backed with linen, folding into marbled endpapers. Manuscript label 'Alexandra (Newport) Session 1904. Hand Map. The Right Hon. Lord Tredegar'. 1904. £65.00

  320. Rhos-on-Sea PROSPECTUS of Rhos-on-Sea School. 12pp, 8vo. Wraps with school badge. 1937. £6.00

  321. Welshpool ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 60 N.E. Size 12" x 19", border all round, folded. Trimmed to border. 1" split at fold at edge. 1880. £15.00


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  322. Avery (W & T), Ltd., London & Colchester AVERY COAL WEIGHERS List No. 16. 16pp, wraps, 8vo. Printed in mauve with very attractive illustrations. 1912. £16.00
    Includes 'dead-weight scales', 'sack machines', 'lever weighers' etc.


  323. Brentor, Devon, and Davidstow, Cornwall PARTICULARS OF FREEHOLD ESTATES in the Parishes of Brentor, Devon, and Davidstow, Cornwall, comprising the Farms of Liddaton, Telay, Tresoke, Tippaton & Trevivian. In all about 637 Acres, with One-fourth the Manor of Penpont and Treglasta.... To be sold by Public Auction at the White Hart Hotel, Launceston, on Saturday, August 24th, 1918. By Messrs. J. Kittow & Son. 12pp, folio, original printed wraps. 1918. £24.00
    Includes one fourth of the Manor of Penpont and Treglasta, with the Chief Rents and Mineral Rights over 3,000 Acres of waste lands.


  324. Bright (John), M.P. LETTER to Mr J. Adams Acton at Abbey Road, N.W., dated 132 Piccadilly, July 4, '85. 8 lines, on one side of small 8vo, traces of folds. Says if he can send down a messenger on Monday he will send the velvet coat and waistcoat 'your messenger should bring with him a handerchief to wrap the coat &c in'. Signed 'John Bright'. 1885. £35.00
    John Bright (1811-89) campaigned with Codben in the Anti-Corn Law League, and was involved with many parliamentary reforms. The recipient is probably John Adams Acton the famous sculptor, who made statues or busts of many of the politicians and worthies of the day. Bright had sat for a bust, which is in the Reform Club.


  325. Bristol Coal Field GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet 106. Section from Kingston Seymour across Kenn Moor, through Nailsea, Flax Bourton and Bedminster... through St. Georges and the Bristol Coal-field to the Fish-Ponds in Gloucestershire. Scale 1" = 1000ft. Lithograph, hand-coloured, size 26" x 38". A faulty sheet, a section bottom right comprising two thirds of the bottom one of the three sections has been cut away, also affecting the key. 1875. £20.00
    The part missing in that from just after the Malago Pits and the Wells Road in Bristol to Fishponds.


  326. Cider and Perry AN ACT for continuing the Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder and Perry for One Year. 10pp., plus cover leaf. Decorative floral initial letter. 1728. £16.00

  327. Cole (Sir Henry) LETTER on headed notepaper of South Kensington Museum, to Dr. Hooker, dated 22nd October 1872. 2p., small 8vo., thanks him for sending the Icelandic Head dress which will be 'at once placed round the head of the figure in the Museum'. Asks him about the 'Collection of Cotton' and suggest he write to Major Clarke about acquiring pieces. 1872. £18.00
    Sir Henry Cole (1808-1822) was Secretary to the Museum. He was also a campaigner, with Roland Hill, for postal reform.


  328. Derbyshire and Staffordshire PARTICULARS OF SALE AND PLAN of Valuable Freehold Estate known as 'The End of Town Farm', at Heathcote, Hartington, and Accommodation Land near Gateham Grange, Alstonefield... for sale by auction... 2nd day of July, 1889. 3pp., folio, docket title on verso, plus large folding coloured plan. Loosely inserted is separate 3p. 'Conditions of Sale'. Some slight dust-staining down edge of docket title. 1889. £30.00

  329. Free Fronts, Prime Ministers TWO FREE FRONTS signed by the Earl of Derby, and Robert Peel. Each size approx. 3" x 5", circular 'Free' stamps. Each signed bottom left, date written across the top. The Derby letter was sent to a Mr. Winter at Pentonville, and the Peel one to a Horse Dealer in Swaffham. 1832 (Peel) and 1836 (Derby) £16.00
    Peel was Prime Minister in 1834 and from 1841 to 1846. He is remembered for his reform of the Police Force. The Early of Derby (1799 - 1869) was Prime Minister three times.


  330. French Departements THIRTY CHROMOLITH CARDS with maps of the different Departements. Each card size three and a quarter inches by four and a half inches, chromolithographed in bright colours, some with gold backgrounds, with the map surrounded by scenes of local produce, figure in local costume, etc., badge of the departement. Verso blank. c1890. £40.00
    The card for 'Pyrenees Orientales' for example shows a man in red cap and blue striped trousers, with pots of honey, sardines, tuna, keg of wine, oranges etc.


  331. Gladstone (William Ewart) LETTER dated Whitehall Jan. 17 1845, to E. Badeley. 47 lines on 4p., 7" x 4", beginning 'My dear Mr. Badeley' and signed 'W.E. Gladstone'. Discusses some proposal (what, is unclear) that has been abandoned, 'Inspite of your intelligence I stick to my text - you may rely upon it the test is gone, that is the abandonment of it is decided on... that the intuition is kept secret does not at all discredit my information...' Speaks of the faults of 'Ward's book', errors of heresy, 'we are not punishing Mr Ward's... opinions but his breach of conscience...'. Refers to 'Hampden & Co.' and whether they have contravened the articles of the Church. 1845. £75.00
    A letter from early in Gladstone's career. The correspondent 'E. Badeley' was probably Edward Lowth Badeley, a prominent Anglo-Catholic lawyer who specialised in ecclesiastical law. Badeley appeared for the objectors in the case against Hampden becoming Bishop of Hereford. The book by Ward referred to is probably the controversial 'Ideal of a Christian Church' (1844).


  332. Gotch (Bernard) LINOCUT black and white, titled in pencil in margin 'Winter', signed Bernard Gotch in pencil on the right. On thin paper, size 6" x 7", mounted along top margin on thin card. Letter 'G' in bottom corner. 1940's or earlier. £40.00
    Attractive view of a village street under snow, fields and trees on lef, cottage with three gabled windows on the right, other houses beyond. This same print illustrated on the Oxford Museum of the History of Science website shows the same print titled and signed as above, but with 'Dry Sandford' added after 'Winter'.


  333. Great Northern Railway MINUTES OF PROCEEDINGS of the One Hundred and Nineteenth Half-Yearly Ordinary General Meeting and Special Meeting of the Proprietors.... 7pp., folio, folded, with docket title. 1906. £14.00

  334. Hue and Cry AN ACT for the Amendment of the Law relating to Actions on the Statute of Hue and Cry. 9pp, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1735. £16.00

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

  336. 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).


  337. Lake District ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 38. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 18", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to sm. 4to. Marginal information pasted to endpaper. Some roads inked in red. c1897. £12.00
    Covers Derwentwter, Crummockwater, Glenridding.


  338. Le Marchant family BILL of G. Potbury to Mrs. Le Marchant, May 6th - June 1st, 1805. 28 items listed on plain sheet size 11" x 6". Small receipt attached 'including Mrs Andros' bill'. 1805. £9.00
    Includes music stool, a pair of mahogany bedsteads, mahogany knife box, 6 yds. carpet.


  339. Lincolnshire and Nottinghamshire DUNHAM BRIDGE. WEEKLY STATEMENT OF TOLLS from week ending August 30th to week ending November 29th 1840. Sheet size 9" x 14", printed with table on both sides, entries in ink, large heading. Printed with columns for Date, Carriages with four Wheels, Gigs, Waggons and Carts (divided according to size of wheels), Horses,Cattle, Pigs, Foot Passengers, Weekly Collection, with Total along the bottom. Two folds, two very small repaired splits at one fold, and very small hole in paper at another fold, with loss of one letter... together with... LETTER from J. Dudding, Lincoln 6th May 1842, regarding the letting of the tolls to a Mr Bower of Leeds for £303 'He had it last year for £500 and since this they have started a coach so that should it continue we may hope to have a considerable advance next year...' 3p., sm. 8vo. .. together with two manuscript Statements of Account for the year for the Bridge, year ending 1843 and 1847. Each 2p. 4to. 1840-1847. £55.00
    Amongst the traffic in the week ending 11th October werre 57 one-horse carts, 42 gigs, 68 horses, 235 foot passengers. The bridge was opened in 1832, built by a group of Lincolnshire businessmen. It crosses the River Trent between Nottinghamshire and Lincolnshire. It was rebuilt in 1977.


  340. London, Oxford & Cheltenham PROSPECTUS for The London, Oxford & Cheltenham Railway Company. Capital £1,500,000 in 75,000 Shares of £20. Each. 2pp, folio, with title on verso of adjoining blank leaf. Lists Provisional Directors, many of whom were from Cheltenham and Gloucester, describes route, etc. The Engineer was Robert Stephenson. 1846. £45.00
    No plan is referred to in the text. One may have been issued separately.


  341. Maclean (Fitzroy) LETTER on paper printed with Lowndes Square address, to William Rees-Mogg. 8vo, 8 lines, typed, with 'Dear William' and 'Yours ever Fitzroy' written. Asks him to look at his son Charlie's first book, which he's asked the publisher to send, together with another brief letter thanking him for reading it. July/August 1972. £10.00
    The book was probably 'St. Kilda: Island on the Edge of the World'.


  342. Malvern, Scotland, Lake District SKETCH BOOK Mary Swainson, Malvern, Sepr. 1846. Sketchbook size 6" x 9", half calf. Front inner hinge broken. 25 drawings in soft pencil, of views in Malvern, Scotland and the Lake District. Views all titled and dated, some with the day's date as well as the year, except for two or three. 1846-50. £85.00
    Views include: Little Malvern; The River, Great Malvern; Bay of Beaumaris; The Sisters Isle, Windermere; St. Catherine's, Windermere; Patterdale; Bolton Abbey; Arrdaroch, Loch Long; Loch Long from Arddaroch; Dousby Castle, Oban; Loch Long from Ballachulish Inn; Loch Leven & Slate Quarries; Bowness; Inn, Ballachulish; Cathedral & Bridge, Dunkeld; Loch Katrine from Trossachs; Loch Katrine; Elein's Isle, Loch Katrine; Menai Bridge.


  343. Melbourne (Viscount) FREE COVER addressed to Messrs. Kingsbury & Margitrow at Bungay, signed 'Melbourne', underlined, bottom left. Folded to 5" x 5", circular red 'free' stamp with small cross below date. Date 'London Decemr. four 1832' written along the top. Very fine intact black wax seal, diameter 1", of the Public Office, Bow Street. 1832. £30.00
    Melbourne was Home Secretary in 1832. Two years later he became Prime Minister. He was much involved with Postal Reform Acts during his period of Office.


  344. (Moll, H) A MAP OF GREAT BRITAIN AND IRELAND Copper engraving. Size 6" x 10", plus margins. Shows Britain and the coast of France, Shetland, Orkney and Faroe Islands inset top left. Central fold. Scale bar, small compass rose. 1720. £25.00

  345. Naval Timber AN ACT to continue.... an Act.... for permitting the Importation of Masts, Yards, Bowsprits, and Timber for Naval Purposes, from the British Colonies in North America, Duty-free. 2pp, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. 1810. £10.00

  346. Norfolk and London PROBATE of the Will of John Mann Nelson. Vellum sheet, size 24" x 28", manuscript, with printed administration certificate attached, with manuscript inserts. Large papered seal on tag. 1879. £18.00
    Makes numerous charitable bequests, including to The Brixton Orphanage for Fatherless Girls, recently established by Revd. Spurgeon; Miss Macpherson's Home of Industry in Spitalfields; and money to the Churchwardens of East Dereham, Norfolk, to be invested and used to provide funds for 200 poor people in the parish regardless of 'Creed or Nationality', to be called 'The Nelson Charity'.


  347. Norfolk and Suffolk ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet L N.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. 'Index to the Tithe Survey' printed in top margin. Railways inserted to 1881. O.S. blindstamp 1886. £20.00
    Covers Diss, Ixworth, North Lopham.


  348. 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

  349. Postal history ENVELOPE WITH 'FREE' STAMP signed 'Lowther'. Size 3" x 5", addressed to Miss Norman, Post Office, Lyme Regis. Red 'free' stamp with date, date also written above address by Lowther 'London August twenty eight 1837'. 1837. £18.00
    Envelopes such as this were rarely used before 1840 as they incurred an extra charge as an extra sheet. Lord Lowther was the Postmaster General from 1841 to 1846.


  350. Price family GENEALOGICAL SCRAP BOOK with letters, newcuttings, pedigrees, genealogical information, photographs, relating to the Price family, of Foxley, Herefordshire, Romaldkirk, Yorkshire, Cerney, Gloucestershire. 36 pages of items pasted in or loosely tipped in. Sheets sewn into plain paper wraps with manuscript label, sewn at edge crudely with pink tape. Size 17" x 14" . Includes:- (i) Single sheet letter sent through the post to Lady Price on verso of which is manuscript music 'Invasion Song for 1803. Written and composed by W. Rapman of Birmingham.' 7 lines of music, with verses at the bottom; (ii) copy of entries of births etc, from a family bible 1790 to 1828. With details of illnesses of each child, vaccination (4p); (iii) Tradesman's (butcher's) letter to 'Price Esq' congratulating him on marriage and soliciting future custom (early 19th century) 'Sir, the marrow boones and Clivers wish you and your Lady Joy on you honorbel marreg...'. (iv) Letter from Samuel Price, aged 7, who has been convalescing at the seaside, to his 'dear Mamma' dated Margate Octr. 6th 1800. 14 lines in a childish hand, 1p., sm. folio. (v) 'The Achievemrnt Pedigree and Descent of the Honble Robt. Price Serjeant at Law and one of the Barons of Her Majesties Court of Exchequer'. 4p., folio. (vi) Notices of marriages, funerals etc., clipped from papers. (vii) two pamphlets: 'Farewell Sermon Preached in the Parish Church of Romaldkirk Sunday June 6th 1841 by Rev. George Price'. 24pp., sm. 8vo. 1841. 'The National Sin. Thoughts on the Irish Church Bill by G.B. Price'. 7pp., sm. 8vo, c1870? (viii) photographs, one 6" x 8" 'Foxley Herefordshire. Sir Robert Price's property. 1900'; two photographic postcards of North Cerney House, c1920, giant postcard by Frith and three ordinary postcards of St. Petrock's, Dartmouth (burial place of Barrington Price), (ix) Drawing of Maria Price's monument at Cerney, with notes. (x) Collection of letters about family history, evidently to the compiler of the scrapbook, circa 1900. (xi) Loosely inserted is a finely detailed plan on tracing paper, watermarked Turkey Mill 1825, 'Sketch of Part of the Township of Romaldkirk by Anthony Reed of Bishop Middleham March 1828.' In ink, size 20" x 30", folded. Different wash colour indicates owners of land (named). Shows buildings, with garden plots, each owner named, field outlines, high ground with hachures, orchards etc., bridge with road from Eccleston, Hunderthwaite township, church, rectory, glebe etc. The map has been clipped along the top so that the top edges of some fields are missing, from the shape and topography it looks as if little is missing, but it is difficult to say for certain. 1800-1900. £120.00
    Maria Price's maiden name was Bowes Lyon. She was the daughter of the Earl of Strathmore. The Mansion at Foxley was built in 1717 by Baron Robert Price. His son Sir Uvedale (listed in a pedigree) wrote a notable work on the picturesque, but his son, Sir Robert, fell into debt and sold the estate, which was demolished in 1948.


  351. Railway Executive (Western Region), Pub. BRITISH RAILWAYS Western Region. Map printed in black, red and blue, size 25" x 17". Map covers the country to the west of Paddington and Birmingham, with Liverpool at the top, with larger scale inset maps of west London to Reading, Plymouth, Birmingham area, South Wales. 1952. £15.00

  352. Rigby, Beaumont, Gambier families MANUSCRIPT PEDIGREES in ink on paper. Comprises one on folio sheet watermarked 1817 showing descendants of Edward Rigby and (?) Bent, six generations, from the early 17th century, no dates but some historical information added, another small folio sheet, slightly earlier, showing descendants of John Beaumont of Bilderstone, Suffolk (will dated 1543), to 1809... together with two letters, 1852 and 1853, from W. Gambier to his cousin Beaumont, one giving his advice on the best diet for gout. 4 items. c1817 - 1853. £18.00
    The connection between the two pedigrees is the marriage of Mary Beaumont and Edward Venn.


  353. Royal Mint LETTER dated Mint Office, 11th March, 1817, to Messrs. Fryer & Co., Blandford. 1p., 9 lines, signed 'Jas. Morrison'. Integral address panel on verso of conjoint leaf, large wax seal, feint postmark in corner. Traces of paper from blue album leaf stuck to edges of verso of conjoint leaf. 1817. £26.00
    Says he is directed by the Master of the Mint to refer them to the inclosed letter and gives details of the allowance to the Inspector proposed by the Mint 'from 15s to one Guinea per day at the Banker's discretion'.


  354. Smuggling AN ACT for the Prevention of Smuggling. 40pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament... together with... AN ACT to subject Foreigners to Arrest and Detention for Smuggling... 1818. 8p. Two items. 1833 and 1818. £12.00

  355. Street cleaning, watering SOHY Constructeur Mecanicien, Materiel d'Arrosement, Materiel de Nettoiement, 62 rue Amelot, Paris. Catalogue, large 4to (size 13" x 19"), 4pp., traces of folds. Two small pieces chipped away in right margin. Illustrations, including large illustrations of machine for watering streets, another for cleaning streets with a large brush at the back (both drawn by horses), attractive view size 3" x 7" showing a large park with gardener watering with complicated hose system, also carts, rakes, pipes, men using hoses mounted on wheels, fire pumps, firemens uniforms, pumps for wells etc. 1879. £40.00

  356. Tailor BILL of Thomas Smyth to Mrs Moore, Nov. 1810 - April 1811. Manuscript 12" x 7", folds. Lists 28 items, including 'repairing a waistcoat for the Boy', 'making a stable jacket', 'repairing a pair of pantaloons'. 1811. £8.00

  357. Tithes and Tenancy law AN ACT for making Perpetual an Act for the more easie Recovery of Small Tythes, and also, An Act for the more easie obtaining Partition of Lands in Coparcenary... and Tenancy in common... for making more Effectual and Amending several Acts relating to the Return of Jurors. 6pp., plus cover leaf, sm. folio, disbound, black letter. Attractive woodcut floral initial letter. Act of Parliament. 1704. £18.00

  358. Trade AN ACT for Prohibiting all Trade and Commerce with France. 4pp., black letter, small folio, disbound. Attractive floral woodcut initial letter and decorative top border. 1704. £18.00
    Seeks to ban the import of French manufactures which 'greatly impoverished the English-Artificers, and handicrafts'.


  359. Yorkshire, Cheshire MAP OF RESERVOIRS Untitled lithographically printed map in black and two colours, showing some reservoirs in red, some in blue. The area round the red reservoirs shaded pink and marked with acreages. Size 22" x 32". Shows roads, railways, rivers, mills. Covers area from Chesterfield and Sheffield to Holmfirth. c1910. £25.00


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