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Baldock PARTICULARS of a Small but Valuable Estate known as the 'Vine Farm', Possessing extensive Common Rights, and partly bounded by a Trout Stream.... a neat snug House easily convertible into a Sporting Box.... which will be Sold by Auction.... November 9th, 1824.... 3pp, sm. folio, plus docket title, folded. Some wear at one fold in 'Conditions of Sale', three small edge tears. 1824. £38.00
Felmersham, Thurleigh, Milton Ernest ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet VII S.W, VII S.E etc. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo, cloth endpapers. Water features hand-coloured. Two areas of land shaded. c1890. £22.00
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Abingdon LEASE of a messuage with garden, warehouse and workshop in Ock Street, The Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of Abingdon to Ann Jackson, widow. Vellum, size 22" x 28", small plan in margin, papered seal of the Borough on tag. 1851. £22.00
New Windsor AN ACT for enabling the Mayor, Bailiffs and Burgesses of the Borough of New Windsor.... to repair and maintain their great Bridge over the River of Thames.... leading.... to Eton.... 5pp, disbound, plus cover leaf. Some off-setting. 1736. £12.00
Shellingford CATALOGUE of Auction Sale on the Farm Premises in the Village of Shellingford, by the direction of the Executors of T.M. Goodlake. 8pp, first page printed in a variety of type-faces with details of the Auction, and items in sale, including 6 Capital Working Horses, 7-Horse-Power Steam Engine, 4 Scotch Carts, 71 Hampshire Down Stock Ewes, 24 Geese, etc. Luker, Typ. Faringdon. 1877. £16.00
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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. 1829. £26.00
¶ Includes articles on the Bristolian Bread Association, 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...'
[Bartlett (William)] LEIGH COURT, THE MOUTH OF THE AVON. Antique steel engraving. Engraved view size approx. 4" x 6", with title beneath, in an ivory mount with a gold line. [London: Jones and Co. 1830.] £10.00
Besley (William) OBLIGATION BOND to Thomas Neast of Bristol, Victualler for £120. In English and Latin, printed with manuscript inserts. 1p, sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf with docket title. Small wax seal. Signed by Besley and 2 witnesses. 1729. £24.00
Brooks (T), Printer and Song Publisher, Bristol COUNTRY HIRINGS and A New Statue Song in Praise of the Country Lads & Lasses. Single sheet, browned and brittle at the edges, with some chipping down right side. c1850. £8.00
¶ The Chorus is 'Servant men stick up for wages/When to the hirings you do go/For you must work all sorts of weather/Both in cold, in wet, and snow.'
Clifton HOT WELLS AND BATHS Clifton. Engraved vignette letter sheet, 8vo., size of vignette approx. 2«" x 4", a few small greyish marks on blank area. Blank conjoint leaf. c1850. £8.00
¶ Shows view looking downstream, paddle steamer on river, pillar on uncompleted bridge, with Cook's Folly behind it in distance, Hot Well on right.
Clifton Library LETTER dated Clifton April 18, addressed to Mr Marshall, 1 Holborn Bars, London. 1p., 4to, small hole in paper at right margin where seal broken. 16 lines, signature seems to be in initials only 'LMDG'. Asks for advice on books, and 'says James Stewart has offered to frank me a couple of letters in passing'. On verso is written the address and 'Bristol 18 April 1828'. Large red wax seal, red 'Free' stamp in a circle with the year, and Bristol postmark, 'Jas Stewart' written and crossed through. 1828. £18.00
¶ 'You will oblige me by saying what prose or poetry is most in request and by doing so as early as possible'. A pencil note on verso notes 'Lane's Library, Sion Hill, Clifton.' In Pigot's Directory of 1830 it is listed at 6 Sion Place.
Eastville LAKE, EASTVILLE PARK, BRISTOL Postcard. Fine crisp glossy real photograph, titled in white in the plate, showing the lake with people round about. Note in pencil on verso dated 1909. Small crease at one corner... two other postcards of the park, coloured, 1906, one with a small piece cut from bottom corner. 1909. £16.00
Harding (J.D), drawn on stone by, from a Sketch by O'Neil. DOUBLE COTTAGE. Blaise Castle Hamlet. Hand-coloured antique lithograph. Lithographed view size 8¬" x 11¬", titled beneath, in an ivory mount with a gold line, the hand-colouring is well-executed but later. Bristol: T. Bedford, 23 Broad Street, 1826. £35.00
¶ The hamlet, which was designed by John Nash, was built by John Scandrett Harford, of Blaise Castle, for his retired workers about 1811. It is now owned by the National Trust.
Harding (J.D), drawn on stone by, from a Sketch by O'Neil. DUTCH COTTAGE. Blaise Castle Hamlet. Hand-coloured antique lithograph. Lithographed view size 8«" x 11«", titled beneath, in an ivory mount with a gold line, the hand-colouring is well-executed but later. Bristol: T. Bedford, 23 Broad Street, 1826. £35.00
¶ The hamlet, which was designed by John Nash, was built by John Scandrett Harford, of Blaise Castle, for his retired workers about 1811. It is now owned by the National Trust.
Harding (J.D), drawn on stone by, from a Sketch by O'Neil. SWEET BRIAR COTTAGE. Blaise Castle Hamlet. Hand-coloured antique lithograph. Lithographed view size 8" x 11¬", titled beneath, in an ivory mount with a gold line, the hand-colouring is well-executed but later. Bristol: T. Bedford, 23 Broad Street, 1826. £35.00
¶ The hamlet, which was designed by John Nash, was built by John Scandrett Harford, of Blaise Castle, for his retired workers about 1811. It is now owned by the National Trust.
Harding (J.D), drawn on stone by, from a Sketch by O'Neil. VINE COTTAGE. Blaise Castle Hamlet. Hand-coloured antique lithograph. Lithographed view size 8¬" x 11¬", titled beneath, in an ivory mount with a gold line, the hand-colouring is well-executed but later. Printed by C. Hullmandel, c.1826. £35.00
¶ The hamlet, which was designed by John Nash, was built by John Scandrett Harford, of Blaise Castle, for his retired workers about 1811. It is now owned by the National Trust.
Hot Wells CARPENTERS ACCOUNT 'for work done for Hestr. Parsons... for Work done at her Houses, Paradise Row, Hot Wells...'. 4p, foolscap, listing work done by John Davis and his son, November 1815, including 'a New dresser drawers and Shelves as per agreement... 1s d'; '8ft. 3in. oak placed on the Wall, for Pumps.... 16s.' With a letter from James Veale, Millbank, to Mrs Williams, Pratten Row, Bristol, about payment of his mother's rent on her house in Paradise Row, 1805. 1p., 4to, address panel with part of postmark. 1815. £15.00
Hunt (William) LETTER presumably to Taylor (co-author of 'Bristol Past & Present'), saying he is writing a book on the part taken by Bristol in general history '& find 'Bristol Past & Present' of the greatest assistance to me'. He asks for information on various points to do with trading companies and guilds. 4p., closely written, sm. 8vo. West Kensington, 8 Feb. n.d. c1886. £16.00
¶ Hunt's book on Bristol in the Historic Towns series was published in 1887.
Redland MORTGAGE for £400, between Philip West, Mason, William Hart of Stapleton and his wife, and Samuel Worrall of Bristol, of a five acre close called Mine Ground, with two messuages now erecting on the site, and a tenement called 'Rachel Powell's cottage' on Durdham Down late in the possession of John Shingles. Two vellum sheets, size 28" x 29", three wax seals. 1769. £22.00
St. Philips POSTER advertising the auction sale of houses in Albert Road, in the Parish of St. Philip and Jacob. Size 23" x 17", folds, lists 4 lots, with occupiers, amount of rent. Manuscript 'Conditions of Sale' attached. Brownish off-setting of type. Two small repaired edge tears. J. Leech, Printer. 1859. £18.00
Stapleton OLD TURNPIKE HOUSE STAPLETON Postcard, from a black and white photograph, showing the house with viaduct in the distance, donkey cart and two children in the foreground. The writer has continued the message written on the back to the margin at the bottom of the card. Some browning at edges. 1904. £8.00
Willis (John) ECCLESIA BRISTOLIANAE being Views of the Churches of Bristol: Engraved in the Best Line Manner, From Drawings by John Willis. Title page and 25 steel-engraved plates of Bristol Churches, with tissue guards, 4to, marbled boards, half calf, raised bands and gilt panels on spine, corners bumped, edges rubbed. Most plates lightly spotted in margins. This copy has been interleaved with blank sheets on which has been written descriptions and history of the church in the facing engraving, or reflections on the relevant saint, by the incumbent vicar of the church. Most churches have comments below those of the incumbent, in a large hand, noted at the beginning as that of 'Henry Beeke D.D. Dean of Bristol, installed in December 1813... written when approaching eighty five.' Among those who have written about their church are 'R.A. Taylor 1854', 'William Milner Vicar of S. Augn.', 'Henry Green Vicar of All Saints', 'Charles Bullock Perpet. Curate of St. Paul'. Samuel E. Day, Vicar of St. Philip and Jacob has written 22 lines about those two saints, signed by him 14th October 1885, and Beeke has added a brief historical comment on the church. There are no text leaves in the volume. n.d. 1850 and later. £180.00
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Buckingham AGREEMENT for sale and purchase of land and hereditaments in rear of Christs Hospital in the Town of Buckingham. Baron Addington, Revd. Frederick Kiddle and others with Miss Uthwatt. 3p. folio, plus cover leaf with docket title, sewn at margin. Attached are two coloured manuscript plans on waxed cotton, one showing Christ's Hospital, High St., Brewhouse, Knife House, Saddle Room, etc. 27" x 23", and the other a smaller plan scale 1«" Chains to an Inch, showing River Ouse, Market Hill, Market Square etc with Property belonging to the Charity Trustees.... together with... another agreement, 1894, some correspondence relating to the sale, and copies of correspondence relating to the 'slipe' of land from the 1860's. 1897. £40.00
Marsh Gibbon Grange, near Bicester 50 ACRES OF GRASS CROP.... On lands in the occupation of Mr Edward Jakeman, who is leaving Marsh Gibbon Grange, To Be Sold by Auction by Messrs Jonas Paxton, & Geo. Castle at the Greyhound Inn, Marsh Gibbon, on Wednesday, May 8th, 1867, at Five o'clock.... Poster, size 23" x 18", couple of short tears, slight trace of folds. E. Smith and Company, Printers, Bicester, 1867. £24.00
Padbury, Steeple Claydon TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets XVIII, scale 6" to 1 mile, covering Twyford, Steeple Claydon, Padbury, and Sheet XVIII.10, scale 25" to 1 mile, each size 25" x 36". Covers north part of Padbury, Hill Farm, Manor Farm. 1923. £18.00
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Bodmin ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Fifth Edition. Sheet No. 95. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Blue and black Ellis Martin Cover with hiker, cloth-backed. 1937. £8.00
Bodmin REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF BODMIN Zincographed from the Ordnance Survey. 1pp., with map, coloured in outline. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Approved by Henry James. Folio, disbound. 1868. £22.00
Central Cornwall Railway Company MAP size 10" x 13" showing railway network with proposed routes in red, with table comparing mileage on narrow and broad gauge lines. Some edge tears. c1865. £17.00
¶ Probably from a Prospectus.
Duchy of Cornwall AN ACT to enable His Royal Highness Albert Edward Prince of Wales to make Leases and Grants of Land and Hereditaments, Parcel of His said Royal Highness' Duchy of Cornwall, or annexed to the same.... Pages numbered 5-8, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1842. £10.00
East Looe DEED OF BARGAIN AND SALE of a messuage with its appurtenances in the borough of East Looe, Thomas Sporr of East Looe, Gent., and Margery his wife, and Henry Chubb of St. Martins, yeoman. Vellum size 14 x 23", attractive initial 'T' with a flowering plant coming from the base. Witnessed on verso. Gives adjoinng owners, and present occupiers. An area approx. 3" square at the bottom where the tag once was, has been torn or gnawed away, with loss of some of the text. The tag with a small piece of wax adhering has been pinned to the left of this. 1611. £25.00
Easter Cant BILL of Rashleigh Coode to Revd. William Sandys, 1808-9, for legal services, expenses for travel, etc. 1p, manuscript, 4to. 8 attendances listed. 1808. £8.00
¶ Includes 'Oct. 3. Journey to Lanhydrock to inspect Map of Easter Cant and writing you thereon... £1.1s.' He no doubt consulted the Lanhydrock Atlas.
Falmouth, Penzance TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets 351 and 352. Scale 1" to 1 mile.Size 13" x 19", fully hand coloured, one sheet covering Falmouth, Camborne, Probus, the other Penzance St. Just, St. Ives, Leedstown. Both have borders at top and left only, marginal information pasted to verso. Linen-backed and folding into small 8vo marbled wraps with printed Stanford labels. c1890. £30.00
Grade RELEASE of right of Dower in certain Hereditaments and premises in Kugar in Grade, Betsey Willey to Charles Medlyn. Vellum, size 24" x 30", signed by Betsey Willey with plain wax seal. Some brownish marks on outside where titled. Ink slightly faded in bottom half of deed. 1838. £15.00
¶ Concerns fields called Park Bean and Park Arish with house and gardens, and the road to Poltesco Cove to take away seaweed or weed.
Helford PETITION of 11 residents of Helford in the Parish of Manaccan to Messrs. Hodge Hockin, Solicitors at Truro, in support of James Eagan(?) 'who is a poor labouring man... with a wife (now confined in childbed) and five small children', hoping they will mitigate the penalty to the lowest amount. 1«p, small folio, address panel on verso of conjoint leaf. Signed by James James, Compr. of Customs, Thomas Roberts, Shipwright, Thomas Kempthorne, Farmer and 8 others, with their occupations. Helford 26th July, 1844. £26.00
¶ Eagan is referred to as 'a quiet industrious man, and has never (as has been represented) been in the habit of Cutting Turf on Erissy Common and selling the same'.
Helston CONVICTION of John Baptist Nocker from Tyrol in Germany who caused 'several boxes containing Toys... fancy articles to be conveyed to the said borough by a Cart or Wain' and exposed them for sale 'in a Room or Shop'. Manuscript on vellum, 21 lines, size 9" x 13", wax seal. Slight thinning of vellum in blank area at one fold at bottom edge. Signed by John Borlase with wax seal. 1820. £24.00
¶ Nocker was fined £10.
Helston, Borough of DEPOSITION of Zacharias Sampson as to settlement. 2p, 4to, manuscript, blank conjoint leaf with docket title on verso. Signed by Sampson and by J. Borlase and J. Trevenen, Mayor. 1814. £20.00
¶ Says that he was born in Breage and moved to St. Erth, then went to sea in a Bristol trader for 3 years. Later he 'prest and put on board His Majesty's Ship Chapman'. Later he joined the Cornish Militia.
Helston, Scilly THE EXAMINATION of Esther Bonstow alias Rowe... touching the place of the last legal Settlement of James Rowe her illegitimate son... Folio sheet, 7 lines of printing with ms inserts, followed by 23 lines of manuscript. Signed with her mark by Esther, and by two Justices. 1826. £36.00
¶ Explains that at sixteen she moved from Helston to St. Mary's, Scilly, where she was married to Richard Rowe, a soldier, and lived for five years. They then moved to Plymouth where she had a son. Her husband left her and she applied for relief, but at Tavistock, the place of her husband's Settlement, it was discovered that at the time of their marriage on Scilly he already had a wife.
Isles of Scilly ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Fifth Relief Edition. Scale Two Inches to One Mile. Blue and buff wraps. 1933. £14.00
Lanlivery and Lostwithiel PARTICULARS OF PORTIONS OF THE PELYN ESTATE (In the Parishes of Lanlivery and Lostwithiel), Comprising Excellent Freehold Farms & Homesteads, Carpenter's and Smith's Shops, The Licensed Premises known as 'Crown Inn,' Accommodation Holdings and Cottage Dwellings.... Which will be offered for Sale by Public Auction at the Church Room, Lostwithiel, On Tuesday, June 23rd, 1925. Large coloured folding plan loosely inserted, 19pp, folio, original printed wraps, some light foxing. 1925. £28.00
¶ Includes the farms of Lancrow, Penpell, Colcerrow, Trethevey, Colligeen, Trethew, Higher Gready, The Crown Inn in Lanlivery.
Launceston CONVEYANCE of Premises at Wooda in the Hamlet of Saint Thomas by Launceston, Messrs Pethybridge and others to The Boys Brigade. On vellum, folio, 5p, sewn at edge, with coloured sketch plan, size 10" x 6", on first page.... together with.... Abstract of Title, 1884, to same premises, 1857-70, 5p folio, and Mortgage of the New Hall Suite of rooms and Cottages, Henry Paynter to The Trustees of the Boys Brigade, vellum, 3p folio. 3 items. 1884-88. £20.00
Lewannick, North Hill, Launceston PLANS AND PARTICULARS OF SALE OF VALUABLE FREEHOLD FARMS With excellent Shooting and Fishing; well situated Accommodation Holdings in the Parishes of Lewannick and North Hill, and an Exceedingly Attractive Queen Anne Residence, With Grounds, in the Parish of St. Mary Magdalene... for Sale by Action at the White Hart Hotel, Launceston, 25th June, 1907. With 5 coloured folding plans, 10pp, folio, original printed wraps, maps and text have now become detached. 1907. £65.00
¶ Includes the house 'Trevell' in Launceston, farms of Trenhorne, Trekernell, Trevell.
Liskeard A PARDON GRANTED UNTO SIR JONATHAN TRELAWNY Knight. T. Ravenscroft. Closely written in 61 lines in Latin, 21" x 23". Appears not to have had a tag or seal. Very decorative large calligraphic initial letter 'J' (of Jacobus), and decorative 'O' of 'Omnibus' in first line, with decoration on the two 'b's in the top line also. Signed as examined by William Brevell(?). Together with a manuscript translation into English on 14p., held with a rusty clip. 9th March 1604. £130.00
¶ Presumably a contemporary copy of the Letters Patent of General Pardon. Sir Jonathan Trelawny had been sent to the Tower for losing his temper in a parliamentary debate and striking another member. He was M.P. for Liskeard. He died just after this pardon was granted.
Lord Lieutenancy APPOINTMENT by Lord Edgcumbe of Sir Harry Trelawney Baronet to be Deputy Lieutenant of the County of Cornwall. Manuscript on vellum, size 10" x 13", 20 lines in manuscript, small papered seal of Edgcumbe. Folded vertically. Vellum slightly browned in places. 1757. £36.00
Manaccan DECLARATION of Edward and Jane Williams that they have received the £100 due to them under the will of Francis Boucher of Manaccan, yeoman, and that they release the executor James Johns of any further claims. 1«p, large folio, signed by Edward and Jane, with small papered seals. Witnessed by Patrick Reilly. 1794. £16.00
Markets in Helston and Breage CASE for Mr Burrough's opinion. Manuscript in a neat hand, 4 pages, folio, tied at corner, folded, asking Burrough's opinion on the rights of setting up a market in Breage. Burroughs has added comments and questions on the last page, and signed 'James Burroughs, Inner Temple, 2 Dec. 1814.'... together with... Helston Markets. 2nd Case for Mr Burrough's Opinion. Manuscript as above, 4p. folio. Poses questions referring to Tolls, with Burrough's comments in his untidy hand on last two pages. 2 items. 1814. £55.00
¶ The first case says of Breage 'within a Short Distance of the village... is a mine called Wheal Veor, in which upwards of 400 persons are daily employed, who till within these few weeks must have applied to the Helston Market that being their nearest...' The writer quotes an anonymous Notice issued advertising the Market in Breage on Saturdays (miners' pay day) 'no doubt set afoot by some of the principal Agents in the Mines who have sufficient influence over the Tinners to command their attendance at whatever Market they may think proper' A person was sent by a Committee of Helston tradespeople to spy out Breage Market and saw 'Butchers Gardeners Bakers and a shoemaker'. The second case mentions one Thomas Field, a spirit merchant of Penzance who supplied the Breage Public House and who has spearheaded the move for a Breage Market and 'carried the Notice... to Cock the printer'. He went to Wheal Vor urging the Tinners to attend Breage market, not Helston.
Molesworth (Sir John) LETTER from Geo. King, Motto 'Omnia vincit Veritas', attacking him for 'your late behaviour in a Court of Judicature in your own County between a Subaltern & my little self... the revenge that was in your countenance, the meanness of your oratory...' He says Nature has not endowed him with a greater share of any thing (besides riches) except a double row of Teeth'. Written in a neat hand on both sides of a single folio sheet, folds, slight wear where folds meet. n.d. c1780? £24.00
Morwenstow TWO POSTCARDS One a photograph of an elderly Rev. R.S. Hawker 'The Late Vicar of Morwenstow', Francis Petvin, Copyright, and the other a view of Hawker's Vicarage. Both titled in white in plate. Divided backs. c1910. £18.00
Muchlarnick (Manor of) RECOVERY for the Manor of Muchlarnicke and Lands in Pelynt & Talland, Thomas Achym Esq., to John Trelawny Esq. Vellum, size 21" 26", some small pieces of wax only from seal still adhering to tag, remains of seal wrapped loosely in paper. Ruled with red lines, vertical red lines down margin. Decorative letter 'C' top left with coat of arms inside it, size 7" x 10", border along top, 4" deep, of roses, columbine, irises, thistles, and insects, with a lion and a unicorn holding standards at each side, coat of arms flanked by roses and thistles at centre. The letters in 'Carolus Secundus' in the top line originally picked out in gold, which is now rather rubbed. Some slight rubbing of ink in one area where the seal has rubbed against the vellum. 1686. £120.00
Saint Cleer and Saint Stephen's-by-Saltash PLANS, PARTICULARS, AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF WELL-SITUATED FREEHOLD FARMS And Valuable Quarries of Stone, to be Held at Webb's Hotel, Liskeard, On Monday, December 11th, 1911. By Messrs. J. Kittow & Son, Launceston. With 3 large coloured folding plans, 7pp, folio, original printed wraps. 1911. £45.00
¶ Includes farms of East and West Hendra, Trevollard, the tenement of Cumble Torr with the Quarry on the bank of the River Lynher.
Sandys (Rev.) NOTE from Capt. Martin of Trevornan(?) Mine. Small slip of paper, 9 lines. Advising he should sink the pump deeper 'the water is 80 Galons on Ower - Sir I would Recomend you to Sink it 2 or 3 feet Deper if you think Proper.' c1810. £6.00
South Helston Highway District SURVEYORS ACCOUNTS for the Parishes of St. Martin, Mullion, Ruan Minor, weeks 3,4,5,6 of 2nd quarter of 1879. 5, 9 and 2 labourer's names entered for the respective parishes, on 3 very large printed sheets, giving name, rate per yd. for stonebreaking, etc. 1879. £18.00
¶ William John was paid £1.18s for breaking stone at Cadgwith.
St. Austell LETTER from Charles Rashleigh to an unknown correspondent, dated St. Austell 6th Sept. 1779, saying his is enclosing something 'by the Direction of my Lord Edgcumbe', and reminding his the 'next Subdivision Militia Meeting for this Hundred' is next Saturday. 8 lines, 1p., 4to. Blank conjoint leaf, folded. 1779. £9.00
St. Buryan & St. Just ELECTION POSTER 'Notice of Election of one County Councillor for each of the above Electoral Divisions.' Size 24" x 18", several folds. 1946. £10.00
St. Ive, Quethiock and Pillaton ST. IVE, QUETHIOCK AND PILLATON PARISHES CORNWALL. PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE OF FREEHOLD PROPERTIES Comprising Farms and Detached Fields. Messrs J. Kittow & Son Are instructed to offer the above for Sale by Auction at Golding's Hotel, Callington on Wednesday, 5th July, 1916. With 4 large coloured folding plans, 9pp, folio, original printed wraps. 1916. £45.00
¶ Includes the farms of Penpoll, Ford and Saunton, tenement of West Morsehead.
St. Minver TYTHES DUE TO THE REVD. MR SANDYS at Michaelmas 1775. Compositions. 3 pages, small folio, in columns for Name, Sum due, Recd. by Mr. Sandys, Recd. by Mr Kevill, Allowed, Left. 1775. £25.00
¶ Approx. 90 names listed. Family names include Eva, Donkin, Hockin, Bray, Burall, Simcock, Rosewarne.
St. Minver, Illogan SERIES OF LETTERS from George Treweeke, Rector of Illogan, to Mr. Sandys at St. Minver 1843-44. 7 letters, 2-6 pages, small 8vo, in which he accuses Sandys of being highhanded, and miserly towards the poor of the parish, discontinuing the distribution of a Charity payment to the poor of the Lowlands of St. Minver, refusing to thatch the Glebe Barn, ordering his labourers 'to absent themselves from the Singing Gallery... they dare not disobey'. Written in a small neat hand. 1843-4. £24.00
¶ 'I find you have again thought fit to withdraw from the poor of the Parish the paltry sum of £1.10s charged on your estate... I hope for their sakes you will not so easily get rid of it as you did of the £5 charged on Porthilly...' At one point he says the Bishop has threatened to 'lay the case before the Attorney General.'
Stithians WILL Probate copy of the will of Nicholas Opie, Greengrocer, of Stithians. Vellum, size 14" x 20", manuscript, smaller administration certificate attached, printed with ms. inserts. Fine large papered seal on tag. 1899. £16.00
¶ Bequeathes his houses in East Road, his scales, weights and tools, stock in trade, etc.
Treglyn, St. Minver SURVEY AND VALUATION of Treglyn Estate... 6th day of Sepr. 1814 by William Paynter. Manuscript on 1p., folio, folded, lists names of fields, no. of acres, price per acre, and value. Lists 26 fields. 1814. £12.00
Truro TO MY FELLOW TOWNS'-MEN Let it be remembered, that on the 18th June, 1813 was fought that great battle which decided the fate of Europe... three years after that period, you witnessed Sir Richard Hussey Vivian, one of its greatest heroes, contending against Power and Corruption... broadside in support of Vivian, attacking Lord Falmouth, signed 'A Well-Wisher to Sir Hussey Vivian and the Peace and Prosperity of Truro. Size 11" x 7", printed on one side only. Truro, June 17, 1818. £45.00
West Looe LEASE of a tenement with houses, orchards and gardens in West Looe, bounded with the lands of William Mellon and Edward Luckes, and land on the Commons of West Looe, Edward Luckes of the parish of Talland, yeoman, to William Musselwhite of the Borough of East Looe, Mercer, and Johan Musselwhite his wife, and John Reede of East Looe, yeoman. Vellum, 10" x 15", lacks seal from tag. Signed by W. Musselwhite. Decorative initial 'T' with small flowers growing from the base. On the verso of the deed are some contemporary 'doodlings' of decorative initials. Some small rust spots in top half of deed, signs that the words 'John Reede' have been inserted on top of another name which has been rubbed out. Some darkening of vellum in places. 1608. £65.00
¶ The rent was to be 20s a year, and there was a condition that the tenant should not cut down any oak, ash etc.
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Grinsdale FARMER'S PURCHASE BOOK 1834-43 and 1871. Cash book of Thomas Sibson, size 14" x 6", calf spine, marbled front wrap, lacks back wrap. 26 pages (completely filled) listing items purchased and amounts, 1834-43, and 4 pages for 1872. Many blank pages at end. Includes payments for stock, manure, barley, rye, cow and mare covering, shearing, bills for saddlery, lime, timber, bricks, payments to named workers, taxes, etc. There are also 4p of 1901 accounts, mainly concerning annuities to Jane Sibson, and payments to Building Society. Loosely inserted is a torn folio sheet with manuscript schedules 'Valuation of Grinsdale Estate late the property of Mrs Westray decd.' 1834-1901. £75.00
¶ Items include 'Mr John Graham 12 ewes at 16/- and 10 lambs at 7/-'; 'Mr John Graham three marsh stints'; 'The Earl of Lonsdale young bull', 'Mr Brown horsebreaker'.
Westward, near Wigton HAZELSPRING FARM The Property of The Right Honble. Lord Leconfield. 1864. Traced from unfinished Ordnance Plans of the Parish Westward. Lightly coloured manuscript plan in brownish tracing paper mounted on paper then on linen, size 28" x 30", folding into 8vo marbled wraps. Scale 25" to 1 mile. Shows buildings at Wallace Lane, Hazelspring, Hilltop, Studholme Rigg Wood, fields with acreage etc., river, streams, roads... together with... HILL TOP FARM The Property of the Right Honble Lord Leconfield. 1864. Similar plan, size 33 " x 55", folding into 8vo marbled wraps. The two plans fit together, with some overlap. The area of Hazelspring Farm is coloured pink and Hill Top Farm green. 2 items. Neat manuscript labels on wraps. Signed W.L.M. 12th March 1864. £60.00
Wreay, Hesket ABSTRACT OF TITLE to a house and lands in Wreay, and land in Hesket. 3p., folio. 1856. £8.00
¶ Details title from 1830. Names mentioned include Longrigg and Harrison.
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Ashburton and Totnes Roads AN ACT for making, maintaining, and repairing certain Roads near the Towns of Ashburton and Totnes.... 11pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1835. £14.00
Axminster ADMINISTRATION of Ann Liddon Eames, late of Axminster. Certificate printed on vellum with manuscript inserts, size 7" x 7", large papered seal of Archbishop of Canterbury attached. 1811. £10.00
Banfield (J) VIEWS OF NORTH DEVON. 4 steel engraved vignette views Size of engraved surface approx. 4" x 6". Oblong 8vo., original printed wraps with views listed. Some minor light spotting to page edges. c1860. £18.00
¶ Views are: Lynton & Lynmouth from the Tor; Lynton and Lynmouth from the Summer-House; Waters-Meet; Valley of Rocks.
Barnstaple TO BE SOLD By Private Contract... The Undermentioned Dwelling Houses and Tenements Situate at Somerset Place & Boutport Street. Poster, printed in a variety of typefaces, size 15" x 10", three small repaired edge tears. Brightwell & Sons, Printers, Barnstaple, October 27, 1832. £26.00
¶ Describes 7 Lots, with occupiers. 'The last three Dwelling Houses are very well calculated for carrying on Trade, having excellent and modern Shop Windows...'
Bedford Estate, Tavistock DEVONSHIRE ESTATE Mr. Benson's View from Lady day 1848 to Lady day 1849. 1p, folio, summarising rental income, amount spent on improvements etc., in a neat hand, together with a similar sheet for 1850-51. 1849-51. £8.00
¶ The 'supposed receipts from Mines' was £7,000.
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
Bottle Hill Mine, Plympton THE RIGHT HONOURABLE FRANCIS CHARLES SEYMOUR Earl of Dartmouth, Lord Warden of the Stannaries of Cornwall and Devon to Thomas Saunders, Thomas Gregory..... etc. Printed form, sm. folio, with heading as above in Gothic letters, ordering the defendants (Adventurers in the Mine) to appear at the Court at Ashburton to answer the petition against them by Jehu Hitchins, 'Purser.... of a certain Tin Mine called Bottle Hill....' Sm. folio, details in MS, fine black wax seal with good impression.... together with.... a copy of Jehu Hitchens' petition for money owed him by the Adventurers, 3p, sm. folio; an order for contempt of court against two of the defendants, 1p., sm. folio, printed, details in MS, fine wax seal; affadavit of posting the Rule Nisi on the counting house door; copy Decree that the defendants should pay £60 plus costs, 2p, sm. folio, in MS, with fine red wax seal, and copy order for sale of their shares. All documents except the last two held together at corner with pin, folded. 1818-1819. £75.00
¶ The seals on these documents, showing the castle, are particularly fine.
Branscombe WARRANT OF ATTORNEY of John Yule, of Branscombe, Captain in His Majesty's Navy, to secure payment from James Elliot of Soho for interest on a mortgage loan. 1p., small folio, printed with manuscript inserts, conjoint leaf. Signed by Yule. 2 pages in manuscript inside with details. 1820. £18.00
Buckland Brewer DEED OF BARGAIN AND SALE of Gottisland Mill and Bowland Meadow in Buckland Brewer, Abel Moyse and Anne his wife, heir of William Rigsby, to Hugh Stevens. Vellum, size 25" x 31", 6 good wax seals, large printed heading with coat of arms. 1713. £30.00
Buckland Monachorum FURTHER MORTGAGE on a messuage and tenement woods and premises known by the name of Higher Elford in the parish of Buckland Monachorum, Ann Stephens of Buckland Monachorum widow to Honor Harris of Plymouth. Vellum, size 23" x 30", good wax seal with bust. The middle part of the deed is spotty, and the ink faded. 1742. £12.00
Clovelly, Parkham, Littleham, East Putford, Ashmansworthy FIVE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets SS 31 N.W. and N.E., 32 S.E. and S.W, 42 S.W. Scale 6" to one mile, each size 26" x 32". Contours in brown. 1964. £20.00
Coldridge WILL of George Luxton of Coldridge, yeoman. 4 pages folio, copy, pinned to corner is vellum certificate of Administration, with manuscript inserts, large papered seal of Archdeacon of Barnstaple. Wear at fold in last leaf. 1793. £20.00
¶ Leaves legacies to his five daughters, and makes his son Executor.
FEOFFEES OF COLYTON Colyton (Manor of) LETTERS PATENT regarding the lease of lands in Colyton. 'Henry the Eighth... Know ye that we for the sum of two thousand pounds... to the hands of our Treasurer of our Camera... to our use by our chosen Stewards by our chosen servants John Clarke, William Macy, John Knolles... (there follow 2 pages of names)... in witness of which we have caused these our Letters Patent to be made...' 77 pages in manuscript, English translation from the Latin of the original deed, dated 6th January 1546. In a neat hand, sewn into parchment-covered stiff wraps, title in manuscript on front wrap. Signed 'Elyott'. The different grants are docketed in the margin (88 grants in all), and give details of acreage, occupiers, rent. Some notes on the Manor customs etc., loosely inserted at the front. Paper watermarked 1810.... together with... AN EXEMPLIFICATION OF CERTAINE WITNESSES Examined by Commission out of this Court betweene Roger Clarke and Edward Clarke plaintiffs and John Hooke Defendant Exemplified att the request of the said plaintiff. Two vellum sheets, size 19" x 28", approx. 85 lines on each sheet, closely written. Lists witnesses with 'Interrogatories' put to them, with their answers. Some witnesses were presented with up to 16 interrogatories. For example Francis Reede of Colyton, Butcher 'to the first interrogatory he sayeth that the late King Henry the Eight by his Letters Patent did grant the aforesaid common named Lovaine to the said William Hooke and the rest named... and that they... should occupie the same with all manner of beasts and Cattell...' This deed would appear to be a contemporary copy of a deed of 1579, and is attested as such by four witnesses. 2 items. c1810 and c1680. £160.00
¶ The grant of Henry VII includes part of the Manor of Colyton once belonging to Henry Courtenay Marquis of Exeter 'lately attained and convicted of high Treason', a messuage in Nunforde, Fulling Mill, land in Stanpark, Adlersborowe, Whyte Crosse, North Nolles, Horestocks, land in Southover, Stoford, Greenfields House, Kingston West, Yardbery, Church House. Refers to Market Tolls, the yearly fair, the Court of Pie Powder, Commons of Pasture, Turbary and Estover in the Waste and Common soil.
Combe, near Roborough (Devon) A MEMORIALL OF THINGS CONCERNING OF THE TRUST ACTS AND DOOINGS of The Executors and Trustees of Roger Wollacombe Esq. Late of Combe Deceased. Executor's Accounts, 1707-1709. 32 pages in a neat hand, small folio, in reverse calf boards, portion of calf missing at top of spine, corners bumped. The rest of the pages have been torn out. Title page with title as above, then 'Here followeth a particular of the goods sold the fifth Day of January 1708 viz. sold To James Haddon of Rowborough the Wheat now att Hole for £11, To George Day the old iron att three half pence the Pound... £2. 6s. 6d....' There follows a record of the Executors' proceedings over the next two years, including meetings, who was present, where they stayed, their expenses, measures they took to have the sale of goods and leasing of the lands publicised in the area, naming the towns and villages where proclaimed, including who proclaimed the sale, took the message etc., the various auctions held, with listing of goods, name of purchaser and price realised, what to do about the servants at the property etc. The last sale recorded is of books, and there appears to be at least a page missing as only two books are listed. It is impossible to say if the manuscript is complete, but I think it likely that someone at a later date tore out the blank pages to use, and tore out the last page with them. 1707-9. £180.00
¶ Records how the Executors first met in March 1707 at the Assizes, and arranged the Probate. The first sale was of horses, carts, sheep, cattle, swine, implements and wool,'Thomas Stafford was the Messenger that carried the said notes to the said Town of Great Torrington... the wife of John Molland... to Chulmleigh...' Various contents were sold later at an auction at Broad Wansley, including bridles, saddles: 'Sold Richard Bolton's wife Two brass potts two pare of Brass Andirons one pewter dish one bason, two pewter saucers a brass kettle...', 'By Mr. George Yeo a Gunn... £2. 5s.' At one of the auctions 'there happened nothing to be sold'. Another auction was at the sign of the Goose in Great Torrington. Toward the end of this period the poor Executors had to deal with the problem of Peter Wollacombe and his family occupying the property illegally 'Memorandum... the disturbance and talk of the County about Peter Wollacombe and his claime continues to be of a very great hindrance to that profitt that other wise might be made of the Estate'. Peter Wollacombe and his son continue to Disturb the tenants and grounds in forbiding persons and warning them how they pay rents etc... many persons being affraid to have to do with it' (signed by George Fortescue). Mr Cruwys summoned the tenants to a meeting and told them not to pay Peter any rent, then got a Justice and Bailiffs finally forcing him out and committing him to prison.
Courtenay family LETTER signed Frances Courtenay, dated St. James's June ye 2d 1770. 11 lines on 4to sheet, name on reverse 'Arnold Nesbit Esq.'. Asks him to pay Benjamin Worthley interest on £4,000 left by will, and a fourth part of a sum allow'd by Lord Courtenay. Receipted on verso and signed by Worthley. Pasted down left edge to an album leaf. 1770. £22.00
Cremill Point AN ACT for enabling the Commissioners for Victualling His Majesty's Navy to purchase certain Premises, for completing a Victualling Establishment at Cremill Point near Plymouth in the County of Devon, and for supplying the said Establishment with Water. 26pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1824. £15.00
Dawlish, Totnes, Exeter, etc. PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM An album containing 44 photographs mainly of Dawlish and including Teignmouth, Totnes, Exeter, Starcross, Torquay, and Totnes. Album measures 6¬" x 10" and some being full page, 4" x 6", and others pasted two to a page, most neatly titled underneath in ink. Grained cloth boards, cloth partly split along hinge at back. 1880's £65.00
¶ 27 full page views of Devon, including: The Strand, Dawlish (2); fine view of The Beach, Dawlish, with people on the beach; Cofton; Luscombe Castle; Totnes from the Bridge, with man on a horse and people on the bridge; Assize Court, Exeter; Starcross, with a nurse in long white apron with a child. The 14 smaller photos include bathing huts on the beach at Dawlish; Beach and Railway, Dawlish, with people sitting on the wall. At the end of the album are full page views 'The Kings Head, Chigwell, two wedding groups, and a family group, plus two commercial views of Dawlish (possibly Valentine).
Devon County Prisons RETURN OF THE NUMBER OF PRISONERS committed to the Devon County Gaol from Epiphany 1828 to Epiphany 1835. Manuscript, 1p., folio, listing numbers convicted, acquitted, summary commitments for each year. Folded, blank conjoint leaf... with... State and Distribution of the Prisoners in the Bridewell from the Ephiphany to Easter Sessions 1839. 1p., oblong folio, ruled in 9 columns for Solitary Confinement (Soldiers, Other Prisoners), number of single and triple cells, etc. c1835 (paper watermarked 1832). £24.00
BOUNDARIES OF THE STANNARIES Devon Stannaries LETTER from Mr. C. Gullet, Exeter 10th November 1786, addressed on verso to Edward Bray at Tavistock. 55 lines on 2 pages, 4to, blank conjoint leaf with address panel on verso, smudged Exeter postmark. Gives Bray instructions on how to draw up the boundaries, which he says will be sufficient for the present 'tho there are a great No. of other names in the Description of the Bounds 1613.' Someone has written (in blue ink) in a much later hand on verso '1786 Boundaries of the four Devon Stannary Districts', and has added a transcript of the year at the beginning of the letter. 1786. £45.00
¶ 'In pursuance of my promise to yr. request I send you such Instructions as will enable you to make out yr summons for Juries from the Towns of all the four different Stannaries: Take a map of Devon and To Chagford Stannary... Draw a Line from Crockenton, East to Teignbridge and Teignmouth.... and from Crockenton, North to the Oakhampton West Bridge, and by the River Okemont to the River Torrindge...' He recommends holding the next General Stannary Court at Tavistock as it has 'several good Inns and proper accommodations'. Edward Bray was appointed Steward of all four Devon Stannaries in 1800. Apparently the boundaries of the Devon Stannaries were never properly defined.
Devon United Mine, Bridestowe PETITION in the Stannary Court, of Henry Blundell, of London, George Bishop, of London, W. Chadwick of Northwick, Cheshire, and others, for money due to them from other shareholders. Lists all 30 petitioners and defendants with the number of shares they owned. 4p, folio, outer sheet dusty.... together with.... Plaintiffs' Statement of Fact and Charge, 13p folio, setting out proportion of divided Costs & arrears of calls, from June 1854 to Aug. 1856., and proportion of the Sale of Materials, for each shareholder. 1858. £50.00
¶ The mine is described as having been worked for 'lead and lead ores and other ores....'
Dunterton Wood ACCOUNT OF DUNTERTON COPPICE WOOD Purchased of Arthur Kelly Esq. 1p., small folio. c1810... with... List of lands belonging to Arthur Kelly... with... Lease of Western Barton and Chappell Tenement for 21 years. Arthur Kelly to the Duke of Bedford. Included Dunterton Wood. 6p., draft...with... Particular of Wester Barton. 2p... with... Copy of Survey Conditions for letting Wester Barton from Lady Day 1811. 3p., sm. folio... with Tithes. Dunterton Wood. 1p. sm. folio, 1811... with... Draft of a Demise of Chappel Parks and a Coppice Wood... Revd. Wm. Royse to His Grace the Duke of Bedford. 6p., sm. folio. There is also some correspondence between Kelly and Royse and the Duke's Agent, Mr Bray. 1810-11. £65.00
¶ It appears Dunterton Wood was required by the Bedfords to assure picturesque views from Endsleigh House. 'As I understand the Wood will be a pretty terminating View, from Insleys, I should be sorry to cut it down and nothing but her Grace's relinquishing her Plan of building the Cottages would on any Terms induce me to sell it...' (letter from William Royse to Mr. Bray).
Exeter LETTER dated Alphington Lodge, Exeter, 4th Feby. 1829. Signed 'Wm. Kempthorne', addressed on verso to Mr Roberts, 14 Cartin Lane, Doctors Commons. Asks him to find out about 'the affair of the Living... I shall put myself into the Hands of the Lord Chancellor or the Bishop of this Diocese'. Says 'the Lord Robart Packet is put out of the Packet Service and her Hull(?) valued at £350.' 21 lines, 2«p., 4to. Black wax seal on verso, straight line 'Too Late' postmark, red 'Free' stamp in circle with date, black circular Exeter postmark. Tipped onto album leaf down left hand edge. 1829. £20.00
Exmouth Gas AN ACT for conferring additional powers upon the Exmouth Gas Company..... 12pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1882. £9.00
Frithelstock RELEASE of the tenement of Southcott with houses, buildings, lands etc, Christopher Hockin to Richard Stevens. Vellum, size 13" x 20", signed by Hockin, witnessed on verso. 1725. £24.00
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
Halberton INSTRUCTIONS FOR COVENANT from Mrs Joanna Cowlen to Mr. Thomas Baker for Halstree, Abbots Wood, Court Fields, Purtons and Stones Ground in Halberton. Manuscript conditions for lease, 3 foolscap pages, signed and witnessed. Folded. 1797. £18.00
¶ Includes instructions for cutting trees, sowing crops, dressing fields etc. 'Tenant to deliver to Lessor 200 of reed sheaves yearly.... and spars that shall be wanted for thatching the premises....'
Harwood (J), Publisher BABBICOMBE FROM THE ROCK Vignette view on 4to letter sheet, engraved surface approx. 3«" x 6". 1845. £8.00
¶ Attractive view with a boat being beached and people on the shore.
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.
Landkey THESE ARE TO CERTIFY that James Shapland of Landkey... Husbandman was on the Day of the Date hereof Sworn Constable of the parish of Landkey... Manuscript note, 9 lines, 8vo, signed by a Justice, Richard Bawden. The conjoint leaf has been used for the address to send to the Steward of Bishops Tawton Manor, Philip Sydenham, at Barnstaple. Small hole in blank leaf. 1772. £16.00
Landkey, Highleigh, etc. LEASES OF LORD ROLLE 1814-20. Small group of papers relating to leases of Lord Rolle, 1814-20. Comprises letter to Lord Rolle from P. Paige, 10th Aug. 1815, detailing the progress of bidding for leases in Winkleigh, Chittlehampton etc., with names of bidders and figures, together with 1p. folio setting out details of leases in columns for 16 tenements, with name of occupiers, rents, heriot etc. (includes Great Torrington Town Mills), with small 4to sheet listing leases in Littleham and Budleigh Syon, 1820... together with... LEASES EXECUTED BY LORD ROLLE at Stevenstone 29th Aug. 1818. 1p., small folio, in columns for Tenant, tenement etc. Lists 29 names (properties include Castle House, Higher Cleave, Lipsey Mill, Landkey Mill), together with similar document for 1816 for properties in Buckland Brewer, Parkham etc. 1814-20. £16.00
Langtree, Lew Trenchard TRIPARTE INDENTURE between William Selleck, Mary Horwell, Christopher Fleming and others relating to a messuage in Lew Trenchard and Langtree called Foxcombe 'sur cognizance de droit'. Vellum, size 21" x 26", four good armorial wax seals. Witnessed on verso. 1711. £26.00
Little Torrington 4000 EXCELLENT HARD AND FAGGOT WOOD Cross Wood... in suitable lots... for Sale by Auction... Jan. 31st, 1895... Poster, size 17" x 12", folded. 1895. £12.00
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
Lord Exmouth AN ACT for settling and securing an Annuity on Lord Exmouth and the Persons to whom that Title of Lord Exmouth shall descend.... Pages numbered 1381-1383, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1814. £12.00
Membury and Axminster INDENTURE TRIPARTITE relating to a release of the Manor of Membury, George Pitt of Stratfield Sea in Hampshire, Francis Lund of Fulham, and others to Hugh Windham and John Low, both of Middlesex. Vellum, size 10" x 28", signed by five parties, five tags, two of which have lost the papered heavy wax seal. Witnessed on verso. 1680. £30.00
Mount Edgecumbe VIEW OF MOUNT-EDGECUMBE from St. Nicholas Island. Copper engraving, size 7" x 10", trimmed to within plate-mark, glued along top edge to sheet of thick paper. c1780. £8.00
¶ Two ships in the Sound seem to be firing a salute. From 'The Modern Universal British Traveller'.
Petertavy CONVEYANCE of 52 acres in Petertavy together with all mines and minerals and appertenances, Edward Chilcott and others to Pollexfen Radcliffe of Derriford.. Manuscript on vellum, 7 pages, folio, sewn with green tape at left margin, folded. With 1« pages of Schedules, and on last leaf a small coloured plan of the land, showing Langford, Harford Bridge etc. 1901. £18.00
Photographs BUCKFAST ABBEY 1928. Fifteen full-page sepia views, plus leaf with four reproductions from historic prints. Original paper wraps, slightly rubbed at edges, with coloured view of the Abbey in a roundel, 2pp. introductory text. 1928. £20.00
Rifle Shooting BOOK OF CUTTINGS compiled by Private (later Sergeant) George Starkey, relating to his prize rifle shooting, 1882-1891. 127 pages of cuttings in a book with stiff boards, 8" x 8", boards covered in plain brown paper, labelled '1' in ink. Front inner joint broken. There are some notes in ink against the cuttings, for example 'the first annual Prize shooting I attended', 'seven rounds, no sighting shots'. The cuttings are mainly from The Western Morning News, with some printed scores from the 'English Twenty Club.' Pasted in is a decorative small folio printed handbill on pink paper for the presentation of prizes by The Prince of Wales in Plymouth, 31st Oct. 1887. 1882-91. £60.00
¶ Sergeant Starkey was a chemist and druggist in Plymouth, and in the 2nd Devon Rifle Volunteers. He invented and patented a new type of rifle target.
Rock & Co. Publisher VIEWS & SCENERY OF ILFRACOMBE, Being twenty four steel engraved vignette views, oblong 8vo, original embossed cloth, gilt title. Some plates dated between 1849 - 1865. £60.00
Rowe (G), Lith. Cheltenham WATER'S MEET NEAR LYNMOUTH DEVON Lithograph, size 8" x 11", plus margins. A few small foxing spots in bottom margin. c1840. £22.00
¶ Shows view across the valley to a large house, figure seated on rocks bottom right.
Seaton LEASE of a dwelling house lately erected by Joseph Power on a plot of ground at Seaton, William Head the Younger and Joseph Power of Colyton, Builder, to John Head. Vellum, size 15" x 24", three wax seals. 1825. £14.00
Seaton TITLE DEEDS relating to Property of the late William Head at Seaton, Devonshire. Manuscript listing deeds from 1805 to 1840, with some later additions in pencil up to 1881. 3p folio. 1840. £8.00
Sidmouth TO THE CANNONS REMOVED FROM THE DISMANTLED FORT of Sidmouth to sustain a part of the Parish Church. Poem, 30 lines on 2 sides of 4to sheet.At the end is written in the same hand 'March 16. 1822. L. Booker LLD.' 1822. £18.00
¶ '... How transformed/The purpose of your use, the sword and spear/Fashion'd to implements of rural peace/Boast not a change so wonderful as you'.
South Devon GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY. 2 Chain Survey 1909. 215M to 227M. Vol. 119. Containing 5 sheets Nos. 12-17, hand-coloured lithographically printed, each sheet mounted on linen, size of the volume approx. 25" x 41". Scale 2 chains to 1". Compass rose and scale bar on each sheet. Stiff maroon cloth wraps with morocco spine and gilt lettering on front wrap, approx. one quarter of back wrap missing, wraps chipped at edges, corners of some pages dogeared and worn, in one case with some wear to some words in title of sheet in top right-hand corner, but not to plan. Thos. Kell and Son, Lith., 40 King St., Covent Garden. £210.00
¶ The plans show the route of the railway from the Quarry at Stoneycombe to Totnes, showing Dainton Quarry, Fishacre Mill, Little Hempston Quarry, Totnes Station, buildings and streets in Totnes including Cider Stores, Seven Stars Hotel, Mill Leat, Timber Yard, etc. Detail includes adjacent buildings, houses, signal boxes, goods sheds, cranes, troughs, platforms, tunnels, parish boundaries, woodland, wells, etc. The names of the landowners adjacent are shown with details of leases or conveyances, mineral rights. There are occasional later details of land transactions neatly written in red ink, up to the 1950's.
South Devon Railway AN ACT to enable the South Devon Railway Company to acquire lands and execute works in connexion with their undertaking.... 4pp, disbound, few short tears to margins of fore-edge. Act of Parliament. 1873. £8.00
Stewart (W) Publisher VIEWS OF NORTH DEVON. Being 20 steel engraved vignette views Printed title-page, original blind-stamped cloth, gilt titled, oblong 8vo, size of views approx. 4«" x 7". 8 of the views with some foxing. Cloth slightly rubbed at spine. Published by W. Stewart, Bookseller, &c., Ilfracombe. £60.00
Taddiport COUNTERPART LEASE of an orchard and plot of ground in Taddiport, Henry Stevens of Cross to Thomas Pillman, Mason. Vellum, size 18" x 24", fine wax seal with Roman head. 1766. £18.00
¶ Names three 'lives'.
Tavistock AN ACT Vesting certain Lands, Tenements, Rents, and Hereditaments, in the Parish of Tavistock, in the County of Devon, and elsewhere, in his Grace John Duke of Bedford; and for Settling and Assuring, in Lieu thereof, a Rent-Charge of greater Value, to be issuing out of Lands and Tenements belonging to the said Duke.... 27pp, small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. Separately paginated, docket title on last leaf, decorative headpiece. Small tear in last leaf in blank area. Bound in marbled boards, rubbed, calf spine worn. Old library label on fron pastedown. 1763. £28.00
Tavistock DRAFT FEOFFMENT of the tenement of John Fitz near the Higher Conduit in the Borough of Tavistock, The Duke of Bedford to Jn. Cudlipp of Bideford, Dr. of Physick, William Spry of Tavistock, and others. 7p., small folio. A later hand has added under the docket title 'now the Higher Market House'... together with... two similar documents with the same parties, for a tenement in Hurdwick, heretofore the lands of Bette Windsor. 7p, and a tenement in Tavistock, 8p... together with... Draft of Copartnership relating to lands at Pillaton, and payments to the poor in the two almshouses next to the Churchyard in Tavistock 11p. 4 items. 1752. £24.00
Torquay Cemetery AN ACT for constructing a Cemetery near to Torquay.... 7pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1852. £14.00
Wapsworthy CONVEYANCE of a messuage and tenement in Wapsworthy, John Jago and John Northcott and Rebecca his wife, of Tavistock, to John Eastlake of Whitchurch. Two vellum sheets, 24" x 30", three signatures (Rebecca signing with her mark) with wax seals. Three receipts on verso. 1764. £25.00
Winkleigh LEASE of the tenement of Wishland in Winkley, John Walter to Philip Davy yeoman. Vellum, size 19" x 24", good armorial wax seal. Written throughout in a large sloping hand. 1752. £24.00
¶ Conditions were that a heriot was to be paid, Davy was to appear at the Court of the Manor of Ashleigh Rolle, and the right to hawk and hunt was reserved to Walter.
Winkleigh LEASE of Bransgrove in Winkleigh, John Codrington of Exeter, Apothecary, to Richard Davie, yeoman. On paper, size 19" x 26", signed by Codrington with wax seal. Two small splits in paper at folds. 1779. £22.00
¶ One of the conditions was that the tenant was to put forty bushels of lime per acre of tillage ground, or 'two hundred and fifty seams of good rotten Dung in lieu threof... a breaking Crop before every such Dressing and Two Crops after it', 'preserve all saplings or slips', take care of the thatch, hedges 'cider engine and press' etc.
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Church Farm, Sixpenny Handley AUCTION PARTICULARS. A Compact and Most useful Holding. CHURCH FARM, Sixpenny Handley.... 42 Acres.... Woolley & Wallis will Sell by Auction.... On Tuesday, 16th July, 1968. Plan which is partly faded loosely inserted, (7)pp, 4to, original printed wraps with photographic illust pasted to top wrap. 1968. £10.00
Collins (Capt. Grenville) PORTLAND Chart showing Lulworth Cove, Weymouth Road, Weymouth and Melcombe, Portland Bill, Crab, Chisham, Portland Castle. Engraved surface size 17" x 21«", plus margins. Scale 1«" = 1 mile. Vignette bottom left with four figures, goats, dedication to Capt. George St. Lo, bottom right are harvester, animals etc., around scale bar. Compass rose at centre with rhumb lines. c1700. £220.00
¶ A good strong impression on thick stiff paper.
Lyme Regis EXTRACTS FROM THE MINUTES OF THE COURT OF HUSTINGS In the Excheqr. of Pleas. Mayor &c of Lyme als. Harvey & others. 4p., large folio, folded, held with pin at corner. Gives extracts from the minutes of meetings held at the Guildhall, April 1854 - April 1855. Paper watermarked 1866. £35.00
¶ Concerns a case where a Mr. Frean refused to pay 'Cobb dues on stone shipped from Charmouth'. At one point he said he would pay '3d per ton Cobb dues on all stone shipped betn. the Char and the River Axe' but this was declined. Eventually a rate of 4d per ton was agreed.
Lyme Regis LETTER from Elinor Philpot to Dr. Lang, about the Miss Philpots, who used to go 'fossil-hunting with Miss Anning' and their fossil collection', and enclosing a 'Translated Copy of M. Agassiz's Letter to Miss Philpot.' Letter dated Lyme Regis July 3rd 1946, 3p., with a brief pedigree on verso. The translation of Agassiy's letter is in an much earlier hand, in black ink on 5 pages... together with... 8vo page of notes 'extracts from letters from Dr. E.J. White at British Museum to W.D. Lang' referring to Miss Philpot's 'Squaloriaia' tail, and the Bristol Museum portion. 1946 and earlier. £36.00
¶ Agassiz says that his artist (Dinkel) has sent all the fossils off in good condition 'it is with lively satisfaction that I retain the remembrance of yr. magnificent collection, with-out exception the most precious that I have seen in my life... I will now do all that is in my power to give to the naturalists of the continent an aproximative(sic) idea of the treasures of Lyme Regis that infallible repository of nature in the ages anterior to the creation...' He says he will send his artist M. Dinkel to England to copy fossils he was not able to draw in his first stay, and that he will send her numbers of his 'Fossil Fishes' which contain mainly English fishes 'you will have no trouble in recognizing'.
Monmouth rebellion LETTER from George Roberts, dated Worthing 17 Nov. 1855, to H. Dixon Esq., Athenaeum. 32 lines on 2« sides of paper 4«" x 4". Discusses the case of the pardon of Mary Blake 'the unfortunate schoolmistress who died in the county Gaol of smallpox. This was the unfortunate schoolmistress who set her pupils to work the colours for the Duke of Monmouth with JR upon them... the Pardon in question was advertised for Sale some five years ago... I believe the pardon to be genuine...' 1855. £24.00
¶ Says he referred to 'The Life of the great Blake by Hepworth Dixon' and had been in touch with Rev. Townshend of Dorchester and proved the interment of 'Mary Bleak i.e. Blake'.
Newman and Co. TWELVE VIEWS OF WEYMOUTH AND PORTLAND Twelve engraved vignette views, oblong 8vo album, blindstamped boards, both detached. Size of engraved surface 3" x 4". Light waterstain affecting most of plates, obtruding onto engraved surface. Front board detatched. c1850. £28.00
¶ Includes Chiswell, Portland from the Nothe, Portland Castle and Railway Station, Chesil Beach with quarry working in foreground, Bow and Arrow castle.
Stockland DECLARATION of Thomas Sellwood of Axminster about his friend James Wakley. Wakley lived at Goren House, his wife died, then he moved to Newcastle with his new wife. Names five children of his second marriage. 3p., small folio. Light brown spots through damp... together with... Declaration of Susan Wakley of Stockland Widow of James as to her husband's children. 1875. £14.00
¶ Both witnesses say the children from the first marriage died in infancy. Possibly relates to a case where someone claimed to be a child of the first wife.
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Barking, Romford, Billericay ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 257. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 14" x 21", folding into 8vo marbled endpapers. 1889. £18.00
Black Notley PROBATE of the will of George Lilly of Black Notley, yeoman. Manuscript in a large hand on vellum, size 12" x 26", printed administration certificate attached, large papered seal. 1764. £18.00
¶ Bequeathes his farm called Fryers, some cottages, the Black Barn, held of the Manor of Leeze le Rich and Lavenders and his capital messuage called the Green Dragon in Black Notley to his brother.
Colchester AN ACT for making more effectual several Acts.... for cleansing and making navigable the Channel from the Hithe at Colchester to Wivenhoe.... and for cleansing the Streets and Lanes of the Town of Colchester. Cover leaf + pages numbered 379-392, disbound, Black Letter, folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Thomas Baskett, 1750. £14.00
Stambourne LEASE of a tenement and farm and land on the Green in Stambourne, now in the occupation of George Ralling, Robert Thompson to Ambrose Myall. On paper, size 21" x 30", good wax seal with bust. 1786. £16.00
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Badminton Hunt MANUSCRIPT POEM 'The Greatwood Run - with the Badminton Hounds. 22nd February 1871.' 5 pages in a 4to notebook, marbled boards, rubbed, cloth spine, split in cloth at bottom of spine. Name 'F.V. Bruce April 1884' inside front board. There follow other piecess in the same hand, relating to hunting: 'Tarwood. A Run with the Heythrop' 10p., the name 'R.E. Egerton Warburton' at the end' 'A Clinker with the V.W.H' 3p. prose, by 'Crouch'; 'A Legend of the Quorn Countrie' poem, 5p; 'The Forty Fast Minutes we had with the Vale' 3p, and 'Goodbye to Hunting', 2p, by 'Rockwood'. Other pages blank. c1880. £40.00
¶ The poem on the Badminton run follows the hunt over a large area, mentioning many places such as Brinkworth, the Minety Road, Purton Stoke, Kempsford, and a few participants such as The Duke, Lord Worcester and his horse Backford, Condy, Chaplin, Luce. 'Headed back near the brook, thorugh Greatwood once more/He returns to the covert that's called Reservoir/Just touching on Faston, he crosses the rail/Right over to Brinkworth he threads through the Vale'.
Bourton-on-the Water AN ACT to extend the Bourton-on-the-Water Railway towards Cheltenham, to amend the Act relating to the Bourton-on-the Water Railway Company; and for other purposes. 8pp, disbound, printed on pale blue paper, vertical fold. 1864. £15.00
Deputy Lieutenant of the County APPOINTMENT of Henry Burgh as one of the Deputy Lieutenants in the County. Manuscript on vellum, size 12" x 16", folds, some slight yellowing at top, ink very slightly faded in places. Signed Berkeley, with fine wax seal with coat of arms, blue papered tax stamp. 1803. £26.00
Gloucester ORDER OF AFFILIATION to William Brown, Labourer, to pay to the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of the parish of Saint John Baptist an unspecified sum for the keep of the bastard child of Elizabeth Smith, born in the Workhouse of the City. 1p., small folio, printed, with detals filled in in manuscript. The sum to be paid has not been filled in. 1832. £18.00
Gloucester ORDER OF AFFILIATION to William Jackson of Saul, Carpenter, to pay to the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of the parish of Saint John Baptist fourteen shillings and six pence for the keep to date of the bastard child of Elizabeth Smith, born in the parish, and two shillings weekly. 1p., small folio, printed, with detals filled in in manuscript. Signed by two Justices with small wax seals. Walker and Sons, Printers, Gloucester, 1829. £22.00
Stapleton ASSESSMENT made in pursuance of an Act for granting a land Tax... for the year... 1796. Manuscript on 6p., 4to, folded, sewn. Lists Landlord, Occupier, sum due. Signed by Commissioners with small wax seals... together with... a similar document for 1797, as above, but sewn into rough plain paper wraps. 2 items. 1796-7. £28.00
¶ Includes The Duchess of Beaufort, Thomas Smyth. Only occasionally mentions name of tenement, for example 'Beerpacker', 'part of Minty'.
Tockington Lower AN ASSESSMENT made on the several Inhabitants of the Tything of Tockington Lower.... by a Land Tax at 4 in the pound... for 1797. 4p., 4to, sewn into rough paper wraps. Ruled in columns for 'Land Lords', 'Tenants' amount due. The 'Land Lord' column mentions the tenement, field etc., concerned. Paper slightly browned. 1797. £18.00
¶ The main landlord was Mrs Bromley Chester.
Winterbourne A RATE AND ASSESSMENT on the Tything of Winterbourn... for granting an aid to his Majesty by a Land tax to be raised... for the Year 1798. Manuscript on 3p., small folio, folded, split at one fold. Lists proprietor, with tenement, Occupier, sum due... together with... similar document for 1800. 2 items. 1798. £24.00
¶ Includes Thomas Smyth for Winterbourne Court, William Napper for the Swan, etc., Sarah Holly for the Coal Sack, etc.
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Christchurch PARTICULARS of a Valuable Freehold Estate comprising a Desirable Marine Residence called Heathercliffe House with about 8 acres of land... which will be Sold by Auction... October 31st 1864. 1p, sm. folio, plus docket title. 1864. £16.00
¶ 'With fine views of The Needles, The Isle of Wight, Purbeck, New Forest'.
New Forest AN ACT for the better Preservation of Timber in the New Forest.... and for ascertaining the Boundaries of the said Forest, and of the Lands of the Crown within the same. Pages numbered 683-695, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1800. £12.00
Portsmouth Docks AN ACT to vest certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements.... in Trustees, for better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships and Stores, at Portsmouth, and for extending the Lines and Works at Dover. 19pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1806. £12.00
The Solent BERTHING PLAN Silver Jubilee Review of the Fleet by His Majesty the King, 16th July, 1935. Merchant Vessels and Yachts Underlined. Chart, size 38" x 28", early form of reproduction, showing position of ships in the Solent, naming Lumps Fort, Portsmouth Harbour, Lee on Solent, Ryde Pier, Wootton Creek. 8 lettered lines indicating formation. Different types of ship indicated by black circle, empty circle, circle with flag, all named. A working copy, with amendments in crayon. Some names of vessels changed, others underlined in red. 1935. £24.00
Worldham area ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheets XXXVI.9, scale 25" to 1 mile, size 25" x 36". Edition of 1910. £12.00
¶ Shows Lode Farm, Green Street, St. Nicholas Church.
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Boxmoor PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Charming and Compact Residential Property known as Felden Grange... close to Sheethanger Common, XVIth Century Farmhouse... Two Cottages, Lovely Old-World Gardens... for Sale by Auction... 13th December, 1938. 9pp., small folio, stiff printed wraps, which are slightly dusty at edges, 3 tipped-in photographs. 1938. £16.00
Hertford FOUR LETTERS from William Cooper in Roundham, Norfolk, to Mr Bourd(?), Market Street, regarding his lease of Roundham from Sir John Sebright. Each 2-3 pages, 4to, with address panel, small wax seal and Harling postmark on verso. Refers to his expenditure on the farm, and the crops on 'Norfolk light land', 'last year my losses have been very severe, first with the crop of turnips... heavy loss of Sheep... still I have to be thankful for Sir John's former liberality and a good price for wool...'. 1836-7. £26.00
¶ Sir John Sebright (1767-1846) developed a breed of chicken, the Sebright, and wrote pamphlets on the process. He was cited by Charles Darwin. These letters are presumably addressed to some kind of land agent or solicitor.
Saint Alban's Disfranchisement AN ACT to disenfranchise the Borough of Saint Alban. Pages numbered 161-162, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre, and William Spottiswoode, 1852. £12.00
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Blackheath ASSIGNMENT of a messuage with two cottages at the rear in Tranquil Vale, Blackheath, the Executors of William Neale to William Emberlin in trust. Vellum, size 23" x 29", signed by three parties (including the Earl of Dartmouth who was the leaseholder) with wax seals... together with... An Assignment of 1867 for the same property, Edwin Emberlin to John Urell. 2 items. 1860 and 1867. £16.00
Broadstairs WATERCOLOUR SKETCHBOOK recording views of Broadstairs and the Regatta taken in a stay in July, August and September 1899, and July 1900. Sketchbook, pale buff and pale grey paper, size 5«" x 7", quarter calf, spine chipped at top and bottom. 49 pages of watercolours, some views being over two pages. Views titled and dated. Charming views of buildings, and streets, with excellent architectural detail, all views named and dated in ink below. The use of white on the painted wooden balconies, ships' sails etc., is particularly effective. There are nine double-pages and one single page of coloured drawings of ships and sailing boats, each carefully drawn to showing funnels, masts, different coloured sails, etc., all labelled neatly in ink under each one, with name or number and date (presumably as they appeared in the regattas, 1899 and 1900. 1899 and 1900.. £270.00
¶ Possibly the sketchbook of Mary Gibb Shapter. The views are as follows: 'North Foreland Stone Gaps & Eastern Esplanade from our Balcony'; ouble-page panorama with extra piece of paper added on right to fold out to 19", 'Bleak House, Coast Guard & Garden of Clevedon from our Balcony'; double page 'East Cliff House, Broadstairs'; double page 'East Cliff Houses', with names of villas along bottom; 'Church & Rectory Broadstairs from our garden'; more houses on East Cliffe (named); double page of small sketches of a man on bench; 'Bleak House & Coast Guard Broadstairs from our balcony'; 3 pages of sailing boats with red, brown, buff sails, each labelled, e.g. 'R398. Sept. 8' etc.; portrait of an old lady; double page 'View from balcony' showing gardens, a few buildings, cliffs; 9 pages of boats and steamers. Small sailing boats approx. 12 to a page, steamers etc approx. 7,8 to a page. Steamers include 'The "Arrogant" towing the "Ganges" into Sheerness from Plymouth 17 Sept 1899'; 'The "Cheerful" torpedo boat destroyer on its trial trip 23 Sept. 99', 'Sans Pareil 22 Sept.', 'torpedo boats and Vindictive 13 Sept 1900... Medway Instructional Flotilla...', "Burma", "Grafton", "Royal Sovereign Palace Steamer", "Southend Belle". Among sailing ships are "Gloriana 18 July 1900", "Eueka" 26 July 1900'; "Niagara" 23 Sept.' The book continues with 'Back of Cobo and Back of Summerland (villas); double page of fronts of three named villas; double page panorama 'View from the Dining room, Cobo.'; 'Cobo' showing an old lady outside the porch in a bath chair; another page of boats, including "Unity" after N. Storm, 4 Aug. 1900'; double page panorama 'Cliff Side from Cobo' showing house, cliffs etc.; two pages of a few boats (only two named).
Deptford AN ACT to alter and amend the Powers and Provisions of an Act of the Fifth Year of the Reign of His Majesty King William the Fourth, for making and maintaining a Pier and other Works at Deptford... 30pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. Includes 14p. Schedule of properties in Butcher Row, Old King Street, Rope Walk, etc., with occupiers. 1839. £15.00
Greenwich AN ACT to enable incapacitated Persons to convey to the Commissioners and Governors of the Royal Hospital for Seamen at Greenwich... certain Premises situate in the Parish of Greenwich... 6pp., sm. folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1826. £10.00
Peckham AN ACT to authorize the construction of a New Road between Peckham in the County of Surrey and Lewisham in the County of Kent. 15pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1882. £8.00
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 799-830, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Thomas Baskett, 1749. £18.00
Reynolds' ALBUM OF CANTERBURY VIEWS 23 photolitho views on extending strip, folding into sm. 4to gilt boards. c1880. £17.00
Sundridge AN ACT for vesting the Estate called the Combe Bank Estate, late belonging to the Right Honourable Arthur Lord Templemore deceased, in Trustees, to sell the same... 22pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. Includes 6p. Schedule, with description of The Park 'noble Sheet of Water', etc., list of cottages, named fields, etc. 1839. £14.00
Tonbridge AN ACT for amending and improving the Road from Tonbridge to Ightham and other Roads communicating therewith... 6pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1830. £9.00
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Accrington INVENTORY of 'Printing Machines, Calenders, Mangles, Winces, Steam Engines... and other machines fixtures articles and things now in and upon certain buildings and premises situate at Broad Oak near Accrington... in the occupation of Frederick Grafton as tenant to Messieurs Hargreaves Brothers and Company. 1856. Signed by Thomas Whittaker and James Parke, Appraisers. 309 pages in manuscript, including Index, in a neat hand throughout, 4to, cloth boards, morocco spine, spine split, front inner hinge broken. Marbled endpapers. Loosely inserted is 'Inventory of Valuation of Machinery, Pipes &c in Bell Shop and Long Shop. 15th April 1867.' 9p, sewn in wraps. 1856 and 1867. £65.00
¶ Gives detailed description of machines, with measurements, etc. Includes Machine Room, Cooling Room, Gearing, Laboratory, Pattern Cloth Room, Block Print Shop, Bleaching Place, Soaping Place, Worsted Bleaching Place, Boiler House to Madder Dye House, etc.
Clitheroe REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF CLITHEROE: with a Description of the Proposed Boundary. 3pp. with a folding Plan of the borough by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline, scale 2" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1832. £24.00
Ince in Makerfield PLAN OF BUILDING LAND in the Township of Ince in Makerfield belonging to Thomas Gidlow Esq. 1869. Shows Occupation Road, railway, New Hall, a square-shaped moat, 7 building plots with names of owners along Turnpike Road, with areas. In colour on paper backed with linen, size 37" x 32". Scale 30ft. to an inch. Title in different colours. Many small vertical creases in paper, with some tears in the paper (but not linen) along the creases in the bottom 12". Surface of paper very dusty. 1869. £34.00
¶ Thomas Gidlow is listed in the 1871 census as a land and colliery owner employing 600 people.
Lancaster AN ACT for improving the Navigation of the River Loyne, and for building a Quay near the Town of Lancaster.... Cover leaf + pages numbered 259-278, disbound, Black Letter, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Thomas Baksett, 1749. £14.00
Oxton CATALOGUE of the Antique & Modern Household Appointments of 'Oxton Lawn'.... To be Sold.... 2nd, 3rd, 4th June, 1913. 24pp, 8vo., wraps. 1913. £8.00
Parbold PLAN OF PARBOLD QUARRY as Worked by Mr. William Winnard out of Land Belonging the Hon. R.J. Gerard-Dicconson. Manuscript plan in ink and colours on thick paper backed with linen, rolled. Scale bar, decorative title. Reference Table with key showing colours for different dates of workings from 1906 - 1918. Size 21" x 38" plus margins, scale 20 yards to an inch. Some minor creasing, surface slightly dusty. 1906-18. £65.00
Ribbleton, Grimsargh Preston VALUABLE DWELLING-HOUSES AND BUILDING LAND At RIBBLETON AND GRIMSARGH. A Dwelling-House in Maudland Bank and A Dwelling-House and Shop in Lune Street, PRESTON. To be Offered for Sale by Auction by Messrs. Jabez B. Jones & Sons at their Salerooms, 131 Church Street, Preston on Thursday, 17th day of November, 1921. Large coloured folding plan, 4pp, original printed wraps slightly dusty. W. Brown, Printer, Preston: 1921. £18.00
St. Helen's Railway AN ACT for enabling the London and North-western Railway Company to make a Railway form their existing Line at Edge Hill to the Saint Helen's Railway, near Garston... 6pp. 1859. £14.00
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Huncote SETTLEMENT by Mr and Mrs Harvey of the Red Lion Inn, a butcher's shop and four houses in Huncote to Charles Hall and William Harvey. Large vellum sheet, 2 wax seals. 1878. £12.00
(Lowth, Revd. Robert) BILLESDON COPLOW Monday, February 24, 1800. Quaeque Ipse Miserrma Vidi, Et Quorum Pars Magna Fui'. Poem about a chase, mentioning many of the huntsmen by their nicknames, and using particular local hunting expressions 'the dialect of Melton', with explanatory footnotes. 8pp., 8vo, title at the top of the first page, and the name 'Robinson, Printer, Nottingham' at the foot of the first page under a small line, on the foot of the last page is a small woodcut of a man leading a horse, below which is the name of the printer again. The two sheets which make up the 8 pages held at the centre by an old pin. First page lightly stained... together with... MANUSCRIPT of the poem in a neat hand on 11 pages, small folio, headed 'Meynells Hunt - Billesdon Coplow. A Remarkable Days Sport in Leicestershire on Monday Feby 24th 1800. Quaeque ipse miserrima vidi Et quorum pars magna fui. Vir. Aenied Lib 2.' The manuscript differs from the printed version here in a few respects, for example the Latin word 'miserrima' is spelt wrongly in the printed version, and a few words of the poem are different, for example the manuscript has 'terrible strife' and the printed version 'terrible plight'. There is also a different alphabetical lettering sequence for the footnotes. 2 items. Robinson, Printer, Nottingham. n.d. (1800?) £95.00
¶ This edition not found on Copac.
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Allington WILL of William Marriott of Allington, farmer, 1769. 2p., small folio. Copy of Probate Copy. Paper watermarked 1801. £14.00
¶ Bequeathes his properties in Allington.
Sedgebrook WILL of Robert Burton of Sedgebrook, Grazier, 1793. 4p, folio, plus cover sheet, folds. Attested copy, 1793. £24.00
¶ Refers to his farm at Allington, and bequests of money to various people.
Skillington OBLIGATION BOND of William Dadsley of Skillington to Matthew Livesey of Bottesford. In English with Latin preamble, 1p., blank conjoint leaf, folds. Small wax seal, signed with his mark by Dadsley, and two witnesses. 1699. £28.00
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Bethnal Green AN ACT for enabling the Inhabitants of the Hamlet of Bethnal Green.... to compleat their Church, and to pay Debts already contracted for the Relief of the Poor of the said Hamlet. 20pp, disbound, plus cover leaf. 1745. £12.00
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, spotty. 1916. £10.00
Crucible Manufacturers ASSIGNMENT of Land Tax upon hereditaments at Battersea... William Vaughan Morgan and others... Crucible Manufacturers to the Morgan Crucible Company. 5p., vellum. Includes Schedule listing land by the River Thames, including Manufactory Yard and Wharf formerly known as the Bolingbroke Oil Works. 7 wax seals. 1890. £15.00
Earl Grosvenor LETTER signed 'Geo. Ellis', dated Abingdon Street, May 7th 1812. 1p., 4to, blank conjoint leaf with address panel on verso, addressed to Messrs. Baxter and Martin, Furnivals Inn, very large printed black ink '2' postmark. Tipped on to album page, some blue paper from album leaf stuck to address panel. 1812. £20.00
¶ The writer says there will be a meeting of St. John's Vestry and he wishes to know on what ground Earl Grosvenor claims to be owner of the soil 'over which the old way, which has been diverted & stopped up, passed'.
Fruit Trade MEMORANDUM bought of Capt. Richard Devon One Hundred & forty Chest of Orange & Lemons .... Slip of paper, pasted on one half to album leaf, 7 lines. Details 76 Chests Lemons, 63 chests China org., One chest souer Orangs', total £140.00. Signed by three people. 1719. £16.00
Grosvenor Street LEASE of a room at 81 Grosvenor Street, previously used as a Counting House by Henry Earle, John Urell to Edward Gould. Large vellum sheet, two plain wax seals. 1867. £8.00
Hackney and Stage Carriages AN ACT for regulating Hackney and Stage Carriages in and near London. Pages numbered 849-868, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Arthur Spottiswoode, 1843. £11.00
High Court of Chancery AN ACT to amend the Practice and Course of Proceeding in the High Court of Chancery. 21pp, small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1852. £10.00
Hornsey LEASE of premises No. 68 Queens Road Hornsey, Charles Hambridge to Mrs Mary Ann Catchpole. Large vellum sheet, printed with manuscript inserts, small coloured sketch plan in margin. 1879. £12.00
Hyde Park PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Leasehold Residence known as No. 15 Southwick Crescent... for Sale by Auction... July 6th, 1922. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title. Detailed description of the house room by room. 1922. £10.00
Jewellery INVENTORY of the Jewellery at 13 Cleveland Row, Lady Matheson Decd. 27th March 1896. 112 items on 3 folio pages, neatly written together with two lists on Union Bank headed paper, April, 1896, and 3 other lists 'In Bank 1894 and 1895'. 1894-6. £18.00
¶ Includes 'A Diamond Tiara of Greek form consisting of a bandeau and 6 trefoil ornaments', '2 Diamond Maiden hair fern Sprays', 'Turqoise 3 coil snake bracelet'.
King's College, London LETTER from R.W. Self(?), Principal, to an unknown correspondent regarding the Resolution of the College respecting a Memorial to Sir Robert Inglis, with remarks on his character. 4p, 8vo. King's College London, Dec. 16, 1856. £10.00
London Bridge AN ACT to authorize the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury to advance Money out of the Consolidated Fund towards the Expences of rebuilding London Bridge. Pages numbered 337-340, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Strahan, 1826. £12.00
Pall Mall BILL of Flight & Co., Tailors, Military & Naval Clothiers &c., Pall Mall. Printed heading, one side 4to, made out for 10 repairs to trousers, coats etc. e.g. 'Rep. a Coat new silk cuffs and a set of new button holes'. Receipted by Charles Flight. 1846. £8.00
Parliament Street, London AN ACT for enabling the Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests.... to effect Improvements in the Neighbourhood of Parliament Street and Privy Garden.... 7pp, sm. folio, disbound. 1822. £12.00
Savoy Theatre CHARLES B. COCHRAN'S LIGHTS UP! Savoy Theatre. A revue by Ronald Jeans. Advertising card, printed in colour,showing a cock with a top hat. Extracts from reviews on verso. Size 4" x 6". c1940. £6.00
St. Pancras PRINTED LETTER from the Mayor of St. Pancras for assistance in raising £60,00 for a scheme for the Crippled Children of the Metropolis. 2pp., folio. repair to corner of second leaf. At the end are brief accounts in ink for amounts received. Loosely inserted are printed notice of a meeting about the Coronation Celebrations, May 1911, and another letter, October 1915, rquesting a donation. 1907. £12.00
¶ 'the best possible way... is to remove the tuberculous-afflicted children to a purer air... to add a course of manual training to fit them to gain a livelihood'
Stoppered Bottles, microscopical slides PRICE LIST of George Holt & Co., Brixton Hill. 4pp., folio, printed in blue, illustrations of bottles. Traces of folds. Jan. 1920. £10.00
Suspension Bridge AN ACT to enable the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods to construct an Embankment and Roadway on the North Shore of the River Thames from Battersea Bridge to Vauxhall Bridge, and to build a Suspension Bridge over the said River at or near Chelsea Hospital, with suitable Approaches thereto, including a Street from Lower Sloan Street to the Northern Extremity of the Bridge. Pages numbered 445-506, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre, and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1846. £16.00
Walworth PROBATE of the will of James Beresford of 61 Thurlow Street Walworth. Vellum sheet size 14" x 17", in manuscript, smaller certificate of administration attached, printed with manuscript inserts. Large papered seal, 3" diameter, of the Court of Probate. 1873. £12.00
¶ Leaves his gold watch and chain to his friend Benjamin Miller, of the same address, and the rest of his property to be divided between Miller and Anne Surguy.
Westminster Bridge AN ACT to transfer Westminster Bridge and the Estates of 'The Commissioners of Westminster Bridge' to the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Works and Public Buildings... and to build a new Bridge... Disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre, and William Spottiswoode, 1853. £12.00
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Abergavenny LETTER from David McCullough M.D., Medical Superintendent at the Joint Counties Asylum, Abergavenny, on 3p., 8vo, with printed address of the Asylum. Informs him of the case of the patient Farmer, who he says must be detained for some months, but that he has explained to Mrs Farmer that he may have fewer attacks while 'away from sources of excitement' and he may be able to release him. Sent to Messrs. Bodenhams and James, Hereford. 21st May, 1860. £12.00
¶ Bodenhams were solicitors in Hereford.
Monmouthshire Railway AN ACT for enabling the Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company to raise further Capital.... 6pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1855. £12.00
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Aldeby PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF A DESIRABLE SMALL FREEHOLD OCCUPATION and Detached Cottage and Gardens, Situate in Aldeby, Norfolk, which James Mobbs is instructed..... to Sell by Auction at the King's Head Hotel, Beccles, on Friday, July 8th, 1898. 3pp, folio, docket title, folded. 1898. £15.00
Bradenham and Scarning Estate PARTICULARS WITH PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Fine Agricultural Property lying in the Parishes of East and West Bradenham and Scarning, and comprising three excellent farms... John Symonds has received instructions from the Trustees of the late Capt. H.S. Adlington, to Sell by Auction, at the Royal Hotel, Norwich, on Saturday, June 7th, 1919. Folding hand coloured plan, 14pp, original wraps, few short splits where folded. 1919. £22.00
Froncett, Manor of ENFRANCHISEMENT to John King of messuage and garden in Moulton near Broad Gateway. Large vellum sheet, with papered seal of Copyhold Commissioners. Later receipt attached for Rent Charge paid to the Duke of Norfolk. 1865. £12.00
Norton AN ACT for inclosing Lands within the Parishes of Norton and Heckingham.... and for draining certain Lands.... 38pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1817. £15.00
Toft Monks PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Substantial Dwelling Houses and Five Acres and a Half of Productive Land at Toft Monks... to be Sold By Auction.... 30th August, 1867. 3pp., folio. 1867. £12.00
Wreningham PARTICULAR AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Estates at Wreningham.... to be sold by Auction by Mr. Jno. Standley on Wednesday the 5th day of Dec. 1860. Sm. folio, 4pp., folded. 1860. £10.00
Wymondham and Garvestone TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION by Mr. Spelman... 14th July, 1837... The Following Desirable Property... 4pp., small folio, folded with docket title. 1837. £16.00
¶ Describes 7 Lots, including cottage near the Brick Kiln of T.C. Watson, arable land adjoining Downham Lane, double cottage in Garvestone. Gives occupiers.
Wymondham WILL of John Hanton of Wymondham, Norfolk. Copy, 3p sm. folio, folded, docket title. Will dated 1755, copy probably slightly later. £18.00
¶ Refers to his property at Kenninghall.
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Alnwick TO BE SOLD by Auction at The White Swan Inn, Alnwick... 13th Day of August, 1823... All that Messuage or Dwelling House... situate in Bailiff Gate... now in the occupation of Ann Blackbrough, Isabella York, and others... Handbill, 11" x 8". Folds. The name of the Auctioneer has been changed in manuscript from James to Robert Russell. 1823. £30.00
Berwick upon Tweed AN ACT for continuing and granting to His Majesty a Duty of Pensions, Offices, and Personal Estates, in England and Wales, and the Town of Berwick upon Tweed; and certain Duties on Sugar, Malt, Tobacco, and Snuff.... 22pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1799. £12.00
Chatton TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION the 7th day of May, 1839, by Mr. George Phillips, All the Excellent Farming Stock, Horses... 155 Ewes with their Lambs, 237 Ewe and Wedder Hogs, 2 Tup Hogs and 1 Tup, all of the Leicester Breed... 17 Draught Horses... upon the Farms of Hetton and Hetton Law... Handbill, size 11" x 9", folds. Attractive decorative lettering. Graham, Printer, April 23rd, 1839. £30.00
Greenhaugh LEASE FOR A YEAR of Jameson's Farm, now in the occupation of William Lowes. John Milburn of Camogan, husbandman, to Christopher Reed of Chipchase. Vellum, size 15" x 26", chipped wax seal. 1760. £17.00
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Nottingham, Southwell, Blidworth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXI N.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 15" x 14", linen-backed and folding to sm. 8vo. 2" split in linen at fold at bottom edge. Electrotyped 1864. £14.00
Walker (J) & (C) NOTTINGHAMSHIRE 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, original label. Boards slightly faded, slight browning along two inches at one section edge. 1841. £18.00
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Bourton on the Hill AN ACT for repairing the Road leading from Chappel on the Heath, in the County of Oxon. to the Quarry above Bourton on the Hill.... Cover leaf + 20pp, disbound, Act of Parliament, paper slightly darkened, held with staples. 1731. £18.00
Stoke Lyne LETTER signed S.T. Cole, to an unknown correspondent, dated Tredenham 5 May 1820. 22 lines on both sides of single 4to sheet. Says he has received 'the Nos. from 23 to 27'. Refers to Lady Sophia Pierrepoint 'who is a friend of my Wife's Lady Elizth. Cole.' Suggests that he visit Mr Walter Jewkes(?) house which is near his relation Sir Henry Ibbetson's. 1820. £22.00
¶ 'As you intend to Print the subscribers names I send mine underneath as correct. On my Estate at Stoke Lyne in Oxon. at one Period stood a very Fine Building placed in a delightful situation but during the Life Time of the late Countess of Shipbrook from whom I inherit the Place it was burnt to the Ground'.
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Bridgnorth VOTING PAPER size approx. 6" x 7", printed on one side only, for the election November 1st 1843, listing four names of candidates for Councillors of the Borough, with address and occupation. Signed by Voter James Pinner with his address and Parish, witnessed. 1843. £10.00
High Ercall EXTRACTS FROM MS. Blakeway Salop 10 relating to the Parish of High Ercall. Transcript, so titled in 4to notebook, 37p. n.d. c1920. £12.00
Quatford QUATFORD CHARTER ANGLICE Transcribed from a Copy in the Hand Writing of the late Revd. Rich. Higges, Vicr. of Quatford near Bridgnorth, Shropshire. Manuscript on 7 pages, 7" x 6", title as above on first leaf, held at left edge with a pin. 'GR' watermark. Transcript made second half of 18th century. £35.00
¶ 'In the Time of King William the Conqueror Roger de Belesimio The Earle... The Countess his Wife Builded A Church in or at Qwatford In Honour of our Lord Jesus Christ... They gave Ardinton, except the Land of Walter Faber (or the Smith) and that Land that lyeth between the Water & Mountn. near to the Bridge, And from That Land where The Burgh... now Called Bruges, Burgnorth or Bridgenorth is situate... for A Convocacion house or Chapter of Dean and Prebnds... over which he presided....
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Bacon (G.W.) PLAN OF BATH Scale 6" = 1 mile, with Reference to Wards top left. Size 22" x 29", plus wide margins. Folded. Area around Kingswood School shaded in light green wash (the plan was used in a planning application according to some pencil notes on verso. c1930. £16.00
Banwell, Manor of LEASE of little Forty Acres, Cottage and Garden, in Churchill, the Bishop of Bath and Wells to Charles Knowles, Carpenter. Large vellum sheet, fine pendant papered seal on Bishop on bright pink paper. 1841. £16.00
Bath Auction CATALOGUE OF THE VALUABLE COLLECTION of Antique China, Enamels, Clocks.... to be Sold by Auction by Powell & Powell At the Mart, on Tuesday, April 24, 1900, & Following Day.... 8vo, 16pp. 1900. £12.00
Bath BATH HISTORICAL PAGEANT Victoria Park, July 19th-24th, 1909. 3,000 Performers, Grand Orchestra... Stately Dances. Booklet, 14pp., small 8vo, illustrations. Presumably this was a Programme. Gives introduction, historical background for the 8 Episodes of the pageant. Small map showing railways and pageant ground. Traces of vertical fold. 1909 £14.00
Bath Brewery Ltd. PRICE LIST 4pp., large 4to, folded, printed on thin paper. Lists ales, sherry, claret, sauternes etc. c1900. £18.00
¶ 'To meet numerous enquiries by visitors to the City, the Company have decided to supply their Ales in Stone jars, with Taps....'
Bridgwater & Taunton AN ACT for Making and Keeping the River Tone Navigable from Bridgwater to Taunton in the County of Somerset. 15pp., plus cover leaf, small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1699. £38.00
Bridgwater PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of an Excellent Freehold Estate comprising East Bower, Sand Pit, Trapnell's, Marshall's and Manor Farms, together with Rich Pasture and Accommodation Lands in the Parishes of Bridgwater, Chilton Trinity, Weston Zoyland and Cossington... For Sale by Auction... 14th day of June, 1911. 23pp., folio, plus completed memorandum, printed wraps. Five folding coloured plans. Slight trace of horizontal fold. 1911. £38.00
Bridgwater PAY-LIST AND RETURN of Captain Woodland's Company of the Bridgwater Regt. of Local Militia, while assesmbled for Exercise and Training at Taunton, 9th October 1809 - 24th october 1809. Printed sheet, 3p. folio, printed in columns for Name, Rate per Diem, Amount of Pay, etc. Details filled in neatly in ink. Lists 61 Privates, 3 Sergeants, 2 Corporals and 2 Drummers, together with five similar documents for other Captain's Companies, the same dates, and 'Staff Pay-List and Return' listing officers, with their signatures... together with... 17 'Non-Training Estimates' 1810-1815. Each a folio sheet, printed, with estimates of money required for for four months, for various ranks, filled in ink and signed by Commandant and Quarter Master. Folded, with docket title... together with... Mess Accounts, 1809 (3p), 1811, (half a page) 1812 (1p), written in a small hand, listing for example 'Jubilee Dinner £24.18s', 'Col. Acland & 9 Friends £4' etc., and a half-page 'Return of Arms & Accountrements 13th May 1813' with a table of fusils, swords, etc. held. 1809-1815. £160.00
¶ 26 documents in all.
Brockley GREAT SNOW SCENE AT BROCKLEY St. Thomas' Day 1890. Pen and ink cartoon, so titled, on stiff paper, size 7" x 10", showing numerous figures sinking in the snow in front of the church, clutching their top hats, umbrellas etc. Crease down centre where once folded, some foxing. 1890. £16.00
Chelvey LETTER fom Edmund Jeans to Sir Charles Kemeys Tynte about the sale of a tenement at Chelvey. 1«p, 4to, very creased. Binfords, 15th Sept. 1744. £16.00
¶ Warns Sir Charles (as Lord of the Manor) not to grant the tenant licence to convey until he has made compensation for stones 'both paving and tiling' which he took from the land. There is a note at the end saying Sir Charles has overpaid Jno. Edney for doing the stable 'by 2 Guineas which he must return'.
Durston, North Petherton FOUR PLANS from the particulars of the auction sale of the Portman Settled Estates, sold by Powell & Co., 1930. Four large coloured folding plans, numbered 1-4. Particulars not present - I am not sure how many plans there were in the original particulars. 1930. £8.00
Evercreech PARTICULARS of the Freehold Estates known as the Evercreech Park Farm, Bagbury Farm, & Durns.... to be Sold By Auction.... 8th of August, 1862. 3 pages, size 17" x 11". Folded. With detailed schedules of each farm, listing fields with cultivation, tenant, acreage. etc. 1862. £18.00
Frome, Bath, Evercreech THREE BILLS with printed headings. Comprising James Udell, Furniture Remover, Frome 1912 (vignette of vans etc.), stab hole; Cox & Son, Builder, Evercreech (vignette of lavatory, range); Gibbons, Corn & Seed Grower, Turley Farm Bath. 1885-1918. £12.00
Kelly (C.V) Publisher EARLY METHODISM In the West Somerset and the Lorna Doone Country By W. Symons. Printed flyer, 1p., 8vo, giving 6 reviews of the book. £5.00
Kingsdon Estate COTTAGE RENTAL For the Half Year due Michaelmas 1891. Folio, folded, 4 pages with printed columns, lists the tenants, rent, arrears, allowances, amount received, remarks, outer blank slightly dusty. 1891. £22.00
Lamyatt & Ditcheat HANDBILL for auction sale of a freehold estate in Lamyatt and Ditcheat known as Snagg Farm, 19th September, 1889. Neatly printed measuring 8" x 5". With a description of the property and access via Somerset and Dorset Railway or Great Western. 1889. £6.00
Marriott (J.W), Printer THE TAUNTON COURIER and Western Advertiser. 8pp., red tax stamp. Folded. January 28, 1835. £15.00
¶ Includes speech of thanks by Charles Tynte on his election, County Treasurers account for the month, progress report on Bridgwater and Taunton Canal, etc.
Marriott (J.W), Taunton, Printer THE TAUNTON COURIER and Western Advertiser. 8pp., red tax stamp. Some browning on two pages, brown stain on back page. December 10, 1834. £12.00
¶ Contains numerous announcements and reports on W. Somerset elections.
Moorlands Farm, Merriott & Crewkerne PARTICULARS OF A VALUABLE FARM, Consisting of a convenient Dwelling-house and Garden In Merriott... A Large Farm-Yard with a fixed Eight-Horse-Power Engine.... 98 Acres... 4 Cottages in Broadway, Merriott, to be offered for Sale... at the George Inn, Crewkerne, 17th July. Folio, folded, 3pp, plus 4p. Conditions of Sale and agreement. Lacks the folding plan. 1883. £16.00
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
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. £16.00
Sedgemoor AN ACT for opening the Ancient and making any New Roynes and Water Courses in and near Sedgmore in the County of Somerset, for rendring the said Moor more Healthful and Profitable to the Inhabitants. Black Letter. Cover leaf + 21pp., small folio. Act of Parliament. Attractive woodcut of flowers around initial letter. 1699. £28.00
Stogursey ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXXVII.15. size approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Edition of 1903. £12.00
¶ Covers Stogursey, Cathanger Farm, Steyning Farm.
Taunton NEW YEAR'S EVE CONCERT at the Gaumont Palace, December 31st. Programme. Stiff wraps, 3pp., 8vo, staples rusty. Includes photo of George Arliss, the star of the show. Programme included Jan Stewer, the humourist. n.d. c1950? £5.00
Temple Combe REPORT of J.P. Sturge & Son as to the Line of the Yeovil & Wilton and Bleadon and Blandford Railways through the Estate of Samuel Worthy in the Parish of Temple Coombe. 1«p, folio, in manuscript. Some short splits at folds, blank conjoint leaf with splits repaired at folds. 1847. £18.00
¶ Gives valuation of land to be taken.
Tully (W), Publisher GLASTONBURY. THE VISIT OF THE BISHOPS A Memento of August 1897. 17 views, 2 of which are half page. Oblong 8vo, gilt boards, cloth spine. 1897. £18.00
¶ 7 of the views are of the processions, crowds in the streets etc.
Walcot MORTGAGE of a close of land part of 2 acres of land known as Curls in Lyncombe and Widcombe, adjoining the Bath to Frome turnpike road and the 12ft. wide way to the intended buildings to be known as Devonshire Buildings, William Austin to Thomas King and William Hughes. 2 large vellum sheets, 2 wax seals. Some spotting on outside where titled. 1790. £20.00
Wellington ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No LXXVIII.8. Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Edition of 1930. £16.00
¶ Covers most of Wellington, area from Rockwell Green to Oldway House, Poor Law Institution to Nowers House
Yatton LEASE of the prebend and parsonage of Yatton.... the Mansion House.... pastures, trees.... Rents Reversions.... Courts Baron fines herriots.... Tythes etc. Dr. Thomas Eyre to Earl Poulett. 11th March, 1799. Contemporary copy on paper, 3 closely-written pages, flscp. 1801. £20.00
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Railway Clearing House OFFICIAL RAILWAY MAP OF STAFFORDSHIRE & DISTRICT Prepared and Published At The Railway Clearing House London, 1930. Map size 26" x 41", linen-backed and folding into small 4to plain endpapers with typed label. Drawn and Engraved by J. & W. Emslie. 1930. £75.00
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Beccles PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of a Freehold Messuage and one Acre of Garden Ground in Blyburgate Street... for Sale by Auction... 19th June, 1854. 3pp., folio, folded. 1854. £12.00
Hadleigh COVENANT BOND binding John Burrell of Hadleigh, gentleman, to George Clark, Linen Draper, for £525. Refers to lands held by Burrell of the Manor of Hadleigh Hall, called Haunches Meadow, and Tainter Croft. On paper, manuscript, size 18" x 21", two small splits at fold, wax seal. 1777. £22.00
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Dorking, Juniper Hall ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXV.S.E. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Linen-backed and folding into cloth wraps. Revision of 1934. £14.00
VOLUNTEER CAVALRY Godley REGULATIONS AND ORDERS FOR THE TROOP OF CAVALRY raised in the Hundred of Godley in Surrey. 1803 - 1824. Manuscript, 4to, full reversed calf with gilt label on front board, small split in calf at spine. Printed title page which reads 'Regulations of the Volunteer Cavalry, of Godley Hundred. Egham: Printed for the Corps, at Westons Printing-Office 1803', followed by 5 pages of printed Regulations, numbered 1-20, Sept. 21, 1803. At the front, before the printed title, are 6 pages of manuscript recordinga Meeting held 15th July 1803 when if was decided to mount a Volunteer Corps at Godley 'to be placed under the Command of Edgell Wyatt Esq.... We, the Inhabitants of Egham in the Hundred of Godley having approved of the following Regulations subscribe our Names...' there follows 52 signatures (some joining later). After the printed section are 226 pages in manuscript, detailing times and places of meetings, issue of uniforms and weapons 'Oct. 6th 1803: A Delivery of 47 sabres 47 Pistols Belts and Sword Knots was this evening made', 'Nov. 19th. A farrier should be appointed for the Corps', 'Dec. 20: The troop will meet at St. Annes Heath on Thursday next at four O'clock... without Portmanteaus or Horse Cloths and no Trumpet will sound', details what uniform will be worn on each occasion, e.g. 'Uniform and Helmets with Feathers not exceeding Eight inches in length'. There are also some records of disbursements, results of inspections, regulation about not practising the sword exercise near a public road, attendance, etc. There are 3 pages listing the Volunteer Cavalry and Infantry in Surrey, naming 55 Corps, with Commandant, Rank, date of acceptance. Loosely inserted near the end is a printed letter from E. Wyatt Edgell, London May 25, 1824 saying the numbers are now low and as there will be no further inspections or exercises arms should be returned. 3 inch tear into text... together with... Godley Hundred Yeomanry DISBURSEMENTS January 1805-1820. Manuscript in parchment-bound 4to notebook, 58 pages. Lists sums paid to various people, some without a note of what the amount was for, others note sums for bread, gunpowder, twine, 'Paid for Instruction in Sword Exercise to Messrs. Plummer, Andrews & Rivers £3.3s', 'Mr Gates for care of Arms from 1818-1820'. There are also some credits 'By Bill from the War Office for allowances to Dec. 1821... £37.10s'. Two volumes. 1803-1822. £425.00
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Brighton, Shipley ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 318. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19", plus wide margins. O.S. blindstamp 1884. £18.00
Chichester LETTER from Dorothea Sharp to William Adair Esq., Pall-Mall, London, dated Chichester 3rd Aug. 1762. 8 lines in a fine bold hand on 1p, 4to, signed 'Dorothea Sharp', blank conjoint leaf with address panel on verso, broken black wax seal, postmark 'Chi/chester' and 4/AV in a circle. 1762. £26.00
¶ Says she has 'taken the Liberty to draw on you' for £13.6s in favour of Mr. Henry Mullins.. it being the subsistence due to my Husband Lieut. Sharp as Adjutant of the 9th Regm. ...' William Adair was a well-known broker of the time. In a famous case, the brothers Perreau were executed for forging a bond for £7.500 in the name of Adair.
Maresfield, Nutley OUTLYING PORTIONS OF THE MARESFIELD PARK ESTATE In the County of Sussex, consisting of 1,138 Acres, Extending Virtually from the Cliffs of Dover to the Chanctonbury Rings, Excellent Dairying and Mixed Farms, comprising Flitterbanks and Hole Farms, Lampool, Cophall, Streetfield, Spring Gardens, Boringwheel Mill... Fairholme, The Dairy House... 30 Country Cotages... Mature Oak Timber and Woodlands... For Sale by Auction... at the Public Hall, Uckfield, 18th November, 1924... 50pp., large 4to, original wraps with coloured view tipped on to front wrap. Printed on buff paper. Large folding key map. Coloured view on first page, and 27 tipped-in black and white views of farmhouses, cottages, tracts of land, fine large panoramic view of Boringwheel Lake, etc. At the rear is a very large folding coloured plan. 1924. £65.00
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Birmingham VIEW OF ASTON FLINT GLASS WORKS Two mezzotint views on one sheet, each view size 5«" x 9", plus margins, the two views printed from one plate, one below the other, overall size of paper 19" x 14", folded horizontally making a crease between the two plates. No imprint or title of any kind. c1810. £120.00
¶ The top view shows the works with a Regency facade, a pavement in front with elegant figures strolling and talking in doorway, the smoking cone behind, open countryside on the left with a house among trees in the distance. The lower view shows the canal in the foreground with barges and horse towing, the cone and works, with smoking chimneys, on the opposite bank, with figures working unloading barges. The two views present an interesting contrast.
Coventry LETTER signed 'John Sibree', dated Coventry May 12th 1821. Address panel on verso with address to 'Joshua Wilson, Castle Street, City Road, London.' Postmark. Small repair in paper top right. 1p, 4to. 13 lines in a neat hand. 1821. £18.00
¶ Asks for information from the Church Book for an acquaintaince 'the name is Elisabeth daughter of Saml. & Sarah Shilton... this person has had some property left her & the copy of the Register is wanted...' Possibly the Revd. John Sibree, of Coventry, whose family were friends of George Eliot.
Rugby TWO PHOTOGRAPHS of cricket teams. Unmounted prints, each size 8" x 10", one with the impressed stamp of Geo. A. Dean, Rugby, the other without a name but showing teams in front of the same doorway. Each shows a group of approx. 35, all wearing white trousers, apart from two older men wearing suits and bowler hats, some are wearing striped blazers, some plain dark ones, some white. Some wear cricket caps, others boaters. In one photograph one man is wearing pads. c1890. £85.00
¶ There is no clue as to who the players are, apart from the building. It is possibly Rugby School.
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Orton PARTICULARS AND PLAN of a Valuable Estate situate at Barugh in the Parish of Orton.... dwelling house and farm buildings.... 4« Stints on Sunbiggin Tarn Pasture.... For Sale by Auction... 1st March, 1877. 4pp., folio, folded with docket title, folding plan coloured in outline. 1877. £32.00
Walker (J) & (C) WESTMORLAND Folding engraved map, dissected and mounted on linen, engraved area approx. 13" x 15", plus margins, folding into sm 8vo cloth endpapers. Roads, rivers, parkland, county border hand coloured. 1836. £22.00
¶ With Reference to Wards, Polling Places etc.
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Ablington and North Tidworth AN ACT for exchanging a Fee Simple Estate belonging to Edward Dyke Poore situate at Ablington.... for an Estate devised by the Will of the late Edward Poore Esquire situate at North Tidworth.... 20pp, disbound, including 8p of schedules. 1830. £14.00
Cherril, Calne, Studley Bridge Roads AN ACT for Enlarging the Term granted by an Act.... Intituled, An Act for the better Amendment of that Way which leads from Cherril through Calne to Studley Bridge.... and for extending the Road so to be amended.... Black Letter. Cover leaf + 4pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1726. £15.00
Chippenham ACCOUNT OF MAUD HEATH'S CAUSEY typescript. 50 pages, folio, bound in red binder's cloth, title in gilt on spine, in manuscript apart from the first 8 pages which are typed. Comprises: Report by F. Goldney presented at the Meeting of the Trustees held at the New Hall, Chippenham on 9 July 1874; Maud Heath's Gift. Translation of the original Grant of Maud Heath dated 12th June 1474; List of Trustees of the Charity, 1505 - 1864, with dates of their appointment; List of Tenants; List of tenants of premises in Cook Street, messuage near the Bridge; dates and places of meetings of Trustees; Extract from Minute books of meetings of Trustees, 1752-1900; Properties mentioned in appointment of New Trustees March 1888; Schedule of Properties in 1874. Library number in gilt on spine, stamp on free endpaper. c1900. £50.00
¶ An 'Account of Maud Heath's Causey' was published by Revd. J. Jackson in 1854.
Chippenham Improvements AN ACT for lighting, watching, cleansing, paving, and otherwise improving the Town of Chippenham.... 46pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1834. £14.00
Manningford Bohun AN ACT for Dividing, Alloting, and Inclosing the Open Meadow and Common Fields, Common Meadow.... within the Manor of Manningford, otherwise Manningford Bohun, in the Parish of Wilsford.... 13pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1802. £18.00
Mildenhall A BILL for Confirming and Establishing a Division and Inclosure of the Common or Open Fields and Waste Grounds within the Parish of Mildenhall... 12pp., folio, coat of arms above title, docket title on verso of last leaf. Recent cloth boards. 1779. £25.00
¶ Separately paginated.
Shrewton PARTICULARS of Valuable Accommodation Land, Dwelling House with Convenient Farm Homestead, and Cottage.... for Sale by Auction... 15th September 1884. 3pp., 4to, folded with docket title. 1884. £10.00
Trowbridge Roads AN ACT for repairing and improving the Trowbridge Roads.... 46pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1819. £12.00
Wilton TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets No.LXVI.9 and 10. size approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Buildings, roads and water features hand coloured. Some minor edge tears, one sheet with some paper chipped away at extreme top edge. 'Record Map' stamps in margins. First Editions. 1881. £35.00
¶ The first sheet shows Wilton House, Wilton Village, Fugglestone Farm, Home Farm, Ugford, the second shows the area immediately to the west, Bemerton, and Quidhampton.
Wootton Bassett AN ACT for repairing and maintaining the Road from Wootton Bassett.... to the Two Mile Stone on the Turnpike Road from Swindon to Marlborough.... 30pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Last leaf loose. 1809. £14.00
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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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Bacon's EXCELSIOR MAP OF YORKSHIRE Showing Railways, Roads, Elevations & Distances, Also Local Government Divisions. Scale 3 miles to one inch. Size 36" x 46", bright full-colour printing, with inset Geological Map and Geological Reference, Index to Boroughs etc., down right hand side, Gazeteer, with Populations, down left side. Linen-backed, folding into 4to marbled endpapers, original cloth-covered boards with title, new cloth spine. c1905. £45.00
Bacon's YORK, HULL, AND EAST RIDING Half-Inch Road-Map. Folding map backed with linen, main roads in red. Index to Towns. Brown printed boards. c1910. £15.00
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
Bradfield ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 287. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. 3" tear from right hand edge, repaired on verso. 1855. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1865. £28.00
¶ Covers Bradfield Dale, Ughill, Dale Dike Reservoir, Broomhead Park.
Bradford Metropolitan Council BRADFORD IN THE NINETEENTH CENTURY shown in maps. Folder of eight reproductions from maps from 1775-1912, in black and white. Sheets size 16" x 24", folded in half, and one twice that size folded in four. Inserted in stiff linen folder with print of Bradford on the flap. Explanatory booklet. 1975. £24.00
¶ Map-makers include Jefferys, John Johnson, Milnes & France, Byles.
Bridlington, Beverley ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XCIV. Scale 1" to 1 mile, folding to small 8vo, linen-backed, marbled endpapers, inserted in red cloth slip case with yellow Stanford label, slightly rubbed at edges. 1858. £35.00
¶ About a quarter of the map is sea area.
Greenwood (C) MAP OF THE COUNTY OF YORK Made on the Basis of Triangles in the County, determined by Lieut. Coll. Wm. Mudge, Royal Arty. F.R.S. and Captn. Thos. Colby, Royal Engrs. in the Trigonometrical Survey of England, by order of the Honourable Board of Ordnance, and Surveyed in the Years 1815, 1816, & 1817, By C. Greenwood, Wakefield. Engraved by S. J. Neele & Son, 352 Strand, London. Engraved map in full bright wash colour, scale three quarters of a mile to one inch, overall size 72" x 85", divided into 12 strips, linen backed, the 6 easterly strips having 4 sections in each, and the 6 westerly parts having 5 sections in each, running horizontally across the map, each section measuring 12" x 9«". Each part with a letter on verso, and a manuscript label on one strip showing key to layout. Large calligraphic title, dedication, key to principal mountains top left, Explanation. There are many annotations in a fine red pen, I would suggest by the hand some time in the last few decades of the nineteenth century. Some villages are underlined, and figures added next to them, two numbers with a small dash between them, the last number being mostly '0', e.g. '2-0'. Some villages or hamlets which do not appear on the map have been added, for example Skinthorpe, Hathelton, Whipley, Bulford Mill, Badsley, Bowland, Wadsworth, Kearby, Hallam, with a similar number by the side. North of York 'Forest of Galtres' has been added. Some 'Wapentakes' are much more heavily annotated than others, in some areas only boundaries of hundreds have been inked in, in others areas they have been named with capital letters for example 'Poclinton Hundred'. A note in grey ink has been added near the Humber 'part of Adlingfleet... ante 1306 when Swinefleet and Redness were part of Snaith'. The sections inserted in very faded red cloth slipcase, small old repairs to edges. Inlaid on front of slip case is a calf panel with the name 'John Henry Metcalffe' and a coat of arms with three black calves and a red square. Printed label on spine. Published by the Proprietors Robinson, Son & Holdsworth, Leeds, John Hurst & C. Greenwood, Wakefield, June 4th 1817. £650.00
¶ This map was possibly used by someone to prepare another map. The ink annotations are not too obtrusive on the bright colouring of the map.
Lythe, Cleveland PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Tithe-Free Freehold Mineral Estate of Egton Cottage, in the Parish of Lythe containing about 231 Acres... to Be Sold by Public Auction... 27th Day of July, 1877... 3pp., folio, plus docket title, large folding coloured plan. The title page has been amended in blue crayon and the day and place changed, and details of the lots amended. 1877. £34.00
¶ Includes 'Terra-Cotta Works with... powerful engine and machinery for the manufacture of fancy coloured bricks selling at £6 per 1,000...' and 'Grosmont Iron Mines'.
Morten (E.J), Published by ILLUSTRATIONS History, Directory & Gazetteer of The County of York. Vol. 1. West Riding. Facsimile reprint of the maps. 8vo., white cloth boards, gilt title, with facsimile buff wrapper. Title page, 5 sheets inserted in pocket at front, being 2 Distance Tables, a map of The West and North Ridings, and 3 sheets 24" x 17" with two town plans per sheet. 1969. £18.00
RENTAL FROM THE REIGN OF EDWARD VI - CHRISTOPHER PLACE OF HOLNABY GRANGE Normanby, Lazenby etc. THE WHOLE TREW AND PERFITE RENTALL of all the lands and Tenements That Christopher Place Esquire hath in possessession the xii of Maye in the sixt year of the Reyne of our Sovereign Lord Edward the Sixt.... Rentall roll on vellum, on three membranes neatly sewn together, overall size 69" x 7". In a bold and clear hand. Lists names of tenants with sums payable for various places such as Halnaby, Lazenby in Cleveland, Normanby in Cleveland, Jolby, Middleton Eyas, Richmond, Skelton, Synnyngthwaite, sometimes mentioning names of closes or properties e.g. 'a tenement in Burton with a Cotage'. Totals at the end in bold lettering. 1551. £300.00
Pately Bridge, Bolton Bridge ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Quarter sheet with borders all round, size 13" x 18", folded, a few splits at central fold repaired on verso. c1880. £9.00
¶ '92 N.E' in pencil on verso.
Railway Clearing House OFFICIAL RAILWAY MAP OF THE YORKSHIRE DISTRICT Prepared and Published at the Railway Clearing House London. 1901. Map size 43" x 30", water features coloured, different lines shown in colours. Stamp of Great Central Railway 1903 below title, and stamps on endpapers. Linen-backed and folding into small 4to morocco boards, front board detached and part missing from bottom of spine. J. & W. Emslie, Engravers and Lithographers. 1901. £110.00
Scarborough Spa OPENING OF THE NEW SPA BUILDINGS at Scarborough by The Lord Mayor of London. Woodcut from The Illustrated London News, showing The Fireworks, The Procession under the Spa Bridge, etc. Recent hand-colouring. Size 12" x 9", in dark green card mount. (1858). £20.00
Settle, Malham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Quarter sheet with borders all round, size 13" x 18", folded, two small splits at central fold repaired on verso, some slight browning at fold. c1870. £8.00
¶ '92 N.W' in pencil on verso.
Skipton-in-Craven Civic Society HISTORIC MAPS AND VIEWS OF SKIPTON The development of the town, 1720-2003. Collection of 12 prints of maps (original colours), 2 reproductions of views, and 2 aerial phtographs. Some A3 prints, and some 2 folded in half. Inserted in a decorative printed folder, size 12" x 17", with explanatory booklet. Mason, printers, Skipton. 2003. £25.00
¶ Only 500 copies were printed.
Thoresby Society LEEDS IN MAPS A Joint Publication with Leeds City Libraries. Twelve reproduction foling plans in a card folder, size 10" x 13", printed with a view of Leeds. List of maps printed inside the folder, but lacks the introductory booklet. 1989. £10.00
West Riding SEVEN ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Additions to 1938. Sheet CCXXXI.N.E (Wyke); Sheet CLXXXVI.N.E (Ilkley, Burley); Sheet CCXV.N.E (Denholme); Sheet CCXVI.N.E (centre of Bradford); Sheet CCI.S.E (Shipley); Sheet CCXVI.S.W (Queensbury); Sheet CC.N.E (Keighley). Scale 6" to 1 mile, quarter sheets, size 12" x 18", plus margins. Contours in red. Provisional Editions, c1940. £32.00
Wharfedale, Nidderdale PLANS, PARTICULARS AND SPECIAL CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Valuable outlying Sections of the Harewood Estate, Situate in East Keswick, Kearby, Spofforth, Sickling-Hall, Follifot.... Pontefract.... Total area about 7,600 Acres... in 110 Lots to be Sold by Auction at the Queens Hotel, Leeds, 20th & 21st June, 1920 by Hollis & Webb. By direction of Lascelles Estates Ltd. 140pp., size 15" x 10", 6 original folding plans (of 7), in pocket at rear, but the missing plan has been supplied in photocopy. Key map at front. Printed wraps, cord tie at margin. 20 photographic views on 10 plates... SECOND SALE OF OUTLYING SECTIONS of the Harewood Estate Mainly in Wharfedale and Nidderdale.. in 59 Lots... 21st June, 1951. 93pp., key plan, and 5 folding plans in pocket at rear, 12 photographic views on 6 plates. Two items. 1950 and 1951. £90.00
¶ Details numerous farms (includes Field House Farm, Barrowby Grange Farm, Swindon Farm, Morcar House, Addlethorpe Farm, Sun Rise Farm, Gowlands Farm, Buttersyke Farm and many others), the 'well known beauty spot' Plompton Rocks, with the Lake, Gatehouse, The Bridge House, Burn Bridge, Fox Covert at Sicklinghall, Moat House, East Keswick, etc.
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Dublin LETTER from Richard Pope, 98 James Street, Dublin. Addressed to unknown correspondent, asking him to thank the Committee of the Religious Tract Society for the grant of tracts they have sent 'May the friend of truth in England water with their prayers the exertions in progress in this country for the diffusion of truth...' 1«p to, blue paper stuck to back of letter below signature. 1827. £20.00
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Aberdeen BILLHEAD of 'The Scottish Farmer', made out to J. & A. Blackie for advertising lots of land on the Banks of Dee. 3«" x 8", printed border clipped away at bottom, fine vignette of man ploughing. 1849. £5.00
Aberdeenshire FOUR ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets II N.W (Rosehearty); XXXVIII S.E (Ellon); XLVI N.W (Oldmeldrum); LXXXVI N.W (Cults). Scale 6" to 1 mile, quarter sheets. Contours in red. Provisional Editions. Revision of 1913, with additions to 1935. £16.00
Braemar ORDNANCE SURVEY Sheet No. XCVIII. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size approx. 25" x 36". 2 indelible Survey Branch stamps in top margin. Second Edition 1903. O.S. blindstamp 1903. £20.00
¶ Covers the whole of Braemar, Corriemulzie, Loch Phadraig.
Brown (James) Printers THE ABERDEEN HERALD No. 1439. March 24th, 1860. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp., folds. 1860. £14.00
¶ Many adverts. for local firms, steamship sailings, properties to let, displenish sales etc.
Dumfries BOND between William McGeorge and Cautionary to The Dumfries Wheaten Bread Soceity on his appointment to manage their affairs. Manuscript on 2p folio, folded, signed and witnessed. 1827. £10.00
Dumfries CONVEYANCE of the dwelling house, stable and offices known as The Blue Bell Inn near the foot of Friars Vennel, David McGill to James Muncie, Innkeeper. 5p., sm. folio. Sewn at margin. 1831. £14.00
Dumfries DISPOSITION of Robert Kennedy, Merchant in Maxwelltown, 'presently incarcerated in the Tolbooth of Dumfries', whereby he assigns all his moveable property to be sold by public roup for the payment of his debts. 3p., small folio. Signed by Kennedy, a writer, and the Keeper of the Tolbooth, Robert Hunter. Folded. Two small edge tears. 1832. £12.00
¶ Mentions a donkey, twelve barrows, four picks, fifteen planks.
Dumfries REGISTERED TRUST DISPOSITION AND SETTLEMENT by Mrs Jane Gordon in favor of James Gordon and Alexander Blair. 1824. Manuscript 12p. small folio. £10.00
¶ Dated 23rd March 1809, Registered 16th February 1824.
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...'
Glasgow FEU CONTRACT between John and Thomas Pettegrew of Green and John Robertson, sometime Barber of Glasgow, of 'All and Haill that part of their Lands in Shettlestown at the head of the Langehay where John Robertson has built houses within the Barrony of Glasgow'. 2«p., folio, small piece torn from top corner with loss of a few words, slight wear at fold in second leaf, strengthened with archival tape. Signed by the 3 parties. 1747. £18.00
Glasgow ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet X (Late Renfrew 13 N.E). Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 18", plus margins. Contours in red. Revision of 1940. £14.00
¶ Covers Rutherglen, King's Park, Cathkin Quarry.
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
Kircudbright ASSIGNATION by James Herries and others in favour of Jean Thomson. 3p., folio, written in a neat hand, signed by various parties. Refers to land in Nether Dalbeaty in the parish of Urr, with 'a Thatched-House and a garden behind'. Folded with docket title, two small splits in folds. 1826. £12.00
Nelson and Sons SCENERY OF THE CLYDE Glasgow to Arran. Ten tinted views, including two double-page panoramic views, loose in decorative bright green gold-printed wraps, oblong 12mo, with separate 16pp. booklet of Descriptive Letterpress. Inserted in tartan effect slipcase with gold and green label showing lion, thistles etc. c1860. £28.00
Oban and Fort William BARTHOLOMEW'S QUARTER INCH AUTOMOBILE MAP Sheet 4. Coloured map, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into yellow card wraps with map of Britain. 1933. £6.00
Railway Clearing House OFFICIAL RAILWAY MAP OF SCOTLAND Prepared and Published by the British Transport Commission, Railway Clearing House, London. 1960. Folding map, size 43 x 29", linen-backed and folding into sm. 4to boards, with gilt title. Mountains shown by hachures. Lines shown in blue. 1960. £40.00
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Aberdovey ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Quarter sheet with borders all round, size 13" x 18", folded, a small brown mark at one fold. 1890. £9.00
¶ '59 S.E' in pencil on verso.
Brecknock Forest AN ACT for altering and empowering and amending an Act.... to improve the Land Revenue of the Crown, so far as relates to the Great Forest of Brecknock in the County of Brecknock, and for vesting in His Majesty, certain Parts of the said Forest, and for inclosing the said Forest. Pages numbered 805-812, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1818. £15.00
Mount Alyn, Rossett, Denbighshire CATALOGUE OF SALE at Home Farm, March 29th, 1887 comprising Young Dairy Cows & Heifers, Fresh Barrens, Fat Cows, Yearling Heifers, Flock of Grand Shropshire Down & Leicester Ewes... Agricultural Implements... 10pp, 8vo. Traces of having been folded twice. 1887. £16.00
¶ Four bulls are listed in single lots with pedigrees.
Pen Maen Mawr SKETCHBOOK of an amateur artist, probably kept while on holiday at Pen Maen Mawr, August and September 1871, with views in water colour and ink and grey wash. Size 7" x 10", marbled boards, calf spine. Ackerman label inside front board. Name 'Mary G. Shapter August 1871' on flyleaf. All views names and dated at the bottom in ink. 1871. £75.00
¶ Views comprise: double page panorama of Pen Maen Mawr, large house in the foreground; another double page panorama in ink and grey wash, from a different angle, showing all the buildings in the village; another view showing the railway and jetty into the sea; The Dwygyfylchi Glen; double page 'Pen Maen back & Llandudus, The Gt. Ormes Head; Llandudno, Little Ormes Head; Range of Mountains from Llandudno Station; Great Ormes Head; double page Pen Maen Mawr, Anglesea & Puffin Island; View from Llandudno of Conway & distant mountains; another view of Pen Maen Mawr; Great Ormes Head; double page view 'Pen Maen bach & the Dwygyfylchi Valley', showing cottages. There is also a watercolour of five Welsh ladies in tall hats and bonnets, 'Sophia and Mother playing bezique', 'The family starting for drive in the Moors'.
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Architect's Drawings EIGHT MEASURED DRAWINGS by Alfred G. Church, Kingston on Thames, a student at Regent St. Polytechnic. comprises: (i) R.I.B.A. Intermediate Examination. Testimony of Study. Design For a House. Half Inch Details. Fine drawing in ink and full colour on thick paper, size 22" x 29", interior and exterior in elevation, with a similar coloured drawing showing four elevations, two plans, section, and another drawing, same size 'Full Size Details of the Double Hung Sliding Sashes. Browned along bottom margin. ii) Testimony of Study No. Temple of Mars Ultor, Rome. in pencil, ink and grey wash, half elevation of portico, and section. Size 28" x 21", fraying due to damp below border, otherwise fine, with a similar very attractive drawing showing The Orders of the Temple, showing decoration on soffit etc. (iii) R.I.B.A Final Examination. Three drawings for 'A Motor Coach Inn'. On thick paper, each size 31" x 21", in pencil, ink, and attractive shades of red, buff and grey, comprising 'Half Inch Detail of Entrance Block', 'Block Plan', 'South Elevation', 'Section' etc. Edge of one sheet a little frayed along a few inches of top edge. 1933. £90.00
Australian Colonies AN ACT for the better Government of Her Majesty's Australian Colonies Pages numbered 661-682, small folio, lower corner torn from bottom inner margins, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1850. £10.00
Bankruptcy AN ACT for the Relief of the Creditors of Thomas Pitkin, a Bankrupt, and for the Apprehending of him, and the Discovery of the Effects of the said Thomas Pitkin and his Accomplices. 6pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Black Letter, plus cover leaf, floral woodcut initial. 1704. £40.00
¶ Pitkin amassed 'great Quantities of Woollen-Cloth, Linen-Cloth... to the Value of Seventy thousand Pounds...' but to prevent the execution of the Bankruptcy order 'hath withdrawn himself and fraudulently conveyed all his Goods and Effects into the hands of his said Accomplices... to the great Discouragement of Trade...' A House of Commons Committee inquired into abuses committed in relation to the bankruptcy, and a report was published in 1706.
Baths and Wash-houses AN ACT to amend the Act for the Establishment of public Baths and Wash-houses. Pages numbered 661-662, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1847. £10.00
Benefit Building Societies AN ACT for the Regulation of Benefit Building Societies. Pages numbered 325-327, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode. 1836. £12.00
Berkshire, Surrey ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 285. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19". Borders all round, trimmed to margins, linen-backed, folding into marbled endpapers. Some slight browning of linen at sections. c1870. £14.00
¶ Covers Aldershot, Guildford.
Boundaries of Boroughs COPY OF RETURN OF ALL PETITIONS, LETTERS Papers and Memorials laid before the Select Committee of the House of Commons on the Boundaries of Boroughs, together with the Reports of the Assistant Commissioners. 293pp., size 13" x 8", original blue paper wraps, small pieces of paper chipped from top and bottom of spine. Ordered to be printed 2d July 1868. £55.00
¶ With tables, petitions, reports, correspondence etc., on 33 Boroughs, including Birmingham, Manchester, Cheltenham, Bristol, Reading, Newport, Windsor.
Bradshaw's MAP OF CANALS, NAVIGABLE RIVERS, RAIL ROADS &c IN THE MIDLAND COUNTIES of England from Actual Survey Shewing the Heights of the Ponds on the Lines of Navigation from a level of 6ft 10 inches under the Old Dock Sill at Liverpool. From Leeds taken by Twyford & Wilson, Surveyors and Engineers, Manchester. Engraved map, fully hand-coloured, scale half an inch to one mile. Size 54" x 49", dissected and mounted on linen, edges bound in green silk tape (tape missing from one section edge). Decorative border. Folding into marbled wraps. With large title, Explanation bottom right with Sizes of the Largest Vessels which the Locks Will Admit. Dedication to Thomas Telford bottom left. Some brownish off-setting in places... together with... G. BRADSHAW'S MAP OF CANALS, SITUATED IN THE COUNTIES OF LANCASTER, YORK, DERBY & CHESTER... Dedicated by Permission to Thomas Telford... Engraved map, fully hand-coloured, uniform in size and scale with the above. Large title, Reference table bottom left of sizes of the Largest Vessels the Locks Will Admit, Explanation bottom right. Silk edging missing from top of one section edge. The two maps fitting into one calf slipcase, in the form of a book. Gilt panels on spine, morocco label with slight chip top left. Calf rubbed on sides, corners bumped. Published by G. Bradshaw, Manchester, February 12th 1830 and sold by Mr Jas. Gardner, 163 Regent Street, London. £800.00
Bristol and Hampshire LETTER to Lord Rolle at the House of Commons, from Rumsey, Hanmpshire. 3p., 4to, integral address panel on verso.With blurred Rumsey postmark, redirected to him at 'The South Devon Militia, Bristol', with red circular 'Free' postmark, Feb 19 1805, and another the same, but indistinct, and a slightly blurred straight-line 'Park Street' postmark. 1805. £15.00
¶ The letter is from his attorney and concerns property matters.
Bristol, London & Southern Counties Railway ESTIMATE OF EXPENSE for Railways No 1-6. 10pp., folio. In Parliament Session 1903. £20.00
¶ Gives cost of earthworks, tunnels, bridges, viaducts, permanent way, etc.
Buckinghamshire, Surrey, etc. AN ACT for vesting certain Estates belonging to the See of Canterbury... in the Archbishop of Canterbury, with Provisions for the Sale thereof... 6pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1853. £10.00
¶ Included the Croydon Park Estate, property in Portslade, Sussex, property at Little Brickhill, Bucks., etc.
MANUSCRIPT PLANS ON VELLUM Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire PLANS OF THE SEVERAL FARMS in the Different Parishes of Nether Winchendon, Ickford, Waddesdon and Brill, in the County of Buckingham and also in the Parish of Piddington in the County of Oxford in ther respective Tenures of Geo. Drury, Thos. Chapman, Rowland Herring, John Betts, John Griffin Junr., Thos. Smith, John Welfrod, Geo. Smith, Thos. Cotton, John Grifin Senr., and Thos. Stevens, the Property of Christopher Hodges Esq. taken in 1778 by E. Richardson, Surveyor, Salisbury Court, Fleet-Street, London. Book of 11 folding manuscript plans, manuscript title page as above. The leaf after the title page gives information on the depiction of hedges, surrounded by decoration of an acorn and oak leaves. Each plan on folded vellum in ink and outline colour, size ranging from 9" x 9" to 18" x 9". Each plan with scale of chains, which is decorated buy small garland of leaves (scale varies slightly from plan to plan), and small compass rose with rhumb lines. Buildings shown in red, each field named, with acreage, roads and footpaths shown. Some plans show coniferous trees, one shows a sheep in a little pen. Adjoining owners shown. Reference Tables on 3 pages at the rear, the first two pages on a folding leaf, on the verso of the last page of the Reference is a 'General Abstract' decorated with a garland, giving the letter for each plan, with name of tenant, followed by names of fields etc., with three columns for arable, meadow, collected. A few blank leaves of paper at end. Rebound in quarter calf, raised bands on spine, red morocco lettering piece with gilt title, paper boards, old marbled free endpapers bound in. 1778. £700.00
¶ Properties shown include Lapland, Brill-bury Hall, Ridsell Park, Wittens Lodge, Muzzle Hill. An Edward Richardson is shown in Eden's 'Dictionary of Land Surveyors' as active 178(?2) - 85, making maps of Hertfordshire, both estate and parish.
Cattle AN ACT to prohibit the Exportation of Live Cattle, and other Flesh provisions, from Great Britain, for a limited Time. Cover leaf + pages numbered 967-972, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, 1771. £10.00
Charitable Donations AN ACT for procuring... Returns of all Charitable Donations, for the Benefit of Poor Persons.... 12pp., plus cover leaf. Small folio, disbound, sewn at margin. Act of Parliament. 1786. £12.00
Cheshire Regiment THE SOLDIER'S ADIEU For the Benefit of the Celebrated Polly. Tune 'Nancy Dawson'. Ballad in 9 four-line verses, printed on one side on 4to sheet in two columns with a vertical line of small stars dividing, title in large letters. Comprises a farewell to 'the Belles of Truro Town' from the 'Royal Cheshire, Sixty-two' who are to be sent to Dublin. The sheet has been trimmed at the top, right and bottom margins. There is a narrow strip of brown gummed paper down the left hand side on verso, and some names with sums of money. n.d. c1830? £25.00
¶ 'And now these smiles must flee away/Like morning dews before the day/To Herhsams Barracks Cheshire must/Be march'd away besmear'd with dust'.
Coachmakers AN ACT for granting to His Majesty certain Duties upon Licences to be taken out by Coachmakers; and also certain Duties upon Carriages to be built for Sale... 8pp., sm. folio, disbound, plus cover leaf. 1785. £12.00
Collieries and Mines AN ACT for the Security of Collieries and Mines, and for the better Regulation of Colliers and Miners. 4pp, sm. folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1800. £16.00
Dining BILL for Mrs Stevens meal at the 'Mitre Tavern'. Manuscript, 1p., 8vo, listing 8 items, including brill, lobster sauce, goose, asparagus. With receipt affixed, which is printed with manuscript inserts. 9th May 1818. £6.00
Dorset and Somerset GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. XVIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 31", fully hand-coloured, key down left hand margin. Published 1875. Impressed stamp of Board of Agriculture 1890. £85.00
¶ Covers Langport, Wincanton, Piddleton, Beaminster.
Duff Gordon family NOTE from Messrs. Duff Gordon and Co. to Mr Bodenham saying they are sending an invoice for 'two hhds of Sherry ordered by Mr Cosmo Duff Gordon and Addressed to Kington. 12 lines on 1p, 8vo, printed with Great Tower St., London, address. 1860. £8.00
¶ Duff Gordon and Co. had had bodegas in Spain from the 18th century. Cosmo Duff Gordon was the father of Duff Gordon, the Titanic survivor.
Duke of Norfolk estates THREE MANUSCRIPT RECORD BOOKS each size 5" x 7«", metal clasps, one of which is broken, two bound in diced calf, one in red morocco. Comprises: (i) INFORMATION CONNECTED WITH THE NORFOLK FAMILY SETTLEMENT AT THE 31st May 1839. Includes Outline of the Limitations and Changes affecting the Norfolk Settled Properties, details of Mortgages, the Duke's Marriage Settlement 1814, with portions of children, legacies, et. 17p. The rest blank. (ii) INCOME of the Sussex and Surrey Estates 1831-1839, totals for each year, with Expenditure on buildings and repairs, with the same for Glossop and Sheffield estates. Estimate of the personal estate of the Late Duke of Norfolk at his decease, for Surrey and Sussex estats, Sheffield, London, Norfolk (plate in London estimated at £6075); Bond debts of Charles Duke of Norfolk at his father's decease, naming creditors; Duke of Norfolfk's will, March 6 1856 - statement of assets, etc. 20p., the rest blank. (iii) Game sent away on the Norfolk Estate. Listings of recipients, with number of brace, for the years 1847-1866, with a few gaps, always beginning on August 12th, and then grouse killed and grouse sent away for the year 1870, and 'Grouse killed on Hallam Moor. 1861'. Some periods written in landscape format, the majority portrait. At the front of the book are some addresses, including Baron Lionel de Rothschild etc. 44 pages in all, the rest blank. Neatly written throughout the three books. c1850-70. £160.00
¶ Presumably compiled by a family lawyer or estate manager. The many recipients of game include the Archbishop of Westminster (there is a reference in (ii) to it having been deemed advisable 'the Duke being then a Catholic' to convey the presentation of church livings to Lord Ellesmere); The Mayor of Sheffield; Cardinal Wiseman; Master Cutler; Station Master; Police; His Highness the Nawab. There are running totals of brace sent.
Durham and Yorkshire TWO MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT ROAD MAPS Sheets 6 and 7. Scale half and inch to one mile. Main roads printed in red and green, with heights. Size 18" x 28", linen-backed and folding into plain brown paper endpapers, 4to. Covers Whitby, Redcar, Norton, and West Auckland, Ripon, Middlesborough. 2 items. Published at the Ordnance Survey Office, 1923. £16.00
Eastern Counties TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets 9 (Eastern Counties S) and 6 (Eastern Counties N). Scale quarter inch to 1 mile. Covers in blue and buff showing motor-cyclist reading map, coat of arms below. Cloth-backed. Brownish spots in top corner of one sheet, obtruding onto border. 2 items. Third Edition. c1930. £10.00
Elections AN ACT to limit the Duration of Polls and Scrutinies, and for making other Regulations touching the Election of Members... 9pp., sm. folio, disbound, plus cover leaf. Last few leaves slightly foxed. 1785. £10.00
Electric Telegraph SPECIAL REPORT From the Select Committee on the Electric Telegraphs Bill; Together with the Minutes of Evidence Taken Before Them. 253pp., size 13" x 8", original blue printed wraps. Some small pieces of paper missing from top and bottom of spine. Ordered by The House of Commons to be Printed 16 July 1868. £85.00
¶ The first person to be interviewed by the Committee was Frank Ives Scudamore who had campaigned on behalf of the Post Office for the Telegraph companies to be put uner their control. The Bill was passed on 31st July 1868 and enabled the State to take over telegraph operations, paying compensation to the companies.
Embezzlement AN ACT to protect Masters against Embezzlements by their Clerks or Servant. 2pp, small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1799. £10.00
Faden (W) A MAP OF ENGLAND, WALES & SCOTLAND describing all the Direct and principal Cross Roads in Great Britain, with the Distances measured between the Market Towns and from London; to accompany Paterson's Book of the Roads, by W. Faden, Georgrapher to the King, and to the Prince of Wales, Charing Cross, August 12th, 1801. Engraved map, county boundaries and border hand coloured, dissected and mounted on linen and folding to 8vo. Old owners name on linen back. Size 28" x 25". Inset map of North Part of Scotland. Some slight off-setting in sea area, four small light rust spots in Somerset. A few small holes in linen where folds meet. 1801. £60.00
Fossey (E) COPY BOOK containing mathematical exercises, rules, and problems, relevant to business. Vellum bound notebook, size 8" x 6", labelled in manuscript on front board 'E. Fossey 1785. Jany. 17'. Vellum darkened, binding sprung at one section. 154 pages, very neatly written in a good copperplate hand, in sections with decorative headings such as 'Discount', 'Barter', 'Profit and Loss', 'Fellowship without Time', 'Alligation Medial'. Problems are posed, with the working out shown, with answers, and the rule if applicable. 1785. £95.00
¶ Typical problems: 'Three Persons D, E & F, join in company. D's stock was £750, E £460 & F's £500 & at the end of 12 Months they Gained £684, what is each Man's particular share of the Gain?', 'A Grocer would mix Raisins of the sum at 7d per lb with Malagas at 6d & Smyrnas at 4d per lb. I desire to know what Quantity of each sort he must take to sell them at 5d per lb?'
ROBINSON LOCOMOTIVE Great Central Railway 6 W.C. BOGIE PASSENGER ENGINES. NO. 1095-1104. No. 7708. Scale 1 Inch - 1 Foot. Measured engineering drawing, on paper backed with linen, size 29" x 43". Drawing is a form of early reproduction, but hand coloured in mauve, purple, red, turquoise, and blue. The drawing at the top is an elevation and the one under is a plan. Numerous measurements, small tables of 'Weight of Engine on Rails', 'Heating Surface' etc., in margins. Oval stamp of 'Great Central Railway. Loco. Dept.' bottom right, signed J.G. Robinson in red ink. The date is illegible. There are four punch-holes in the corners. c1910. £130.00
¶ John George Robinson was Chief Mechanical Engineer of the Railway from 1900-1922.
HAWKINS FAMILY Hearn (J. Rudland Hearn) DRAFT BIOGRAPHY OF CAPTAIN EDWARD HAWKINS R.N 1765-1839 for inclusion with original documents... to be presented to the Director of the Library of Congress. Prepared by Mr. J. Rudland Hearn. 246p., typed on one side only, bound in blue buckram, size 13" x 8", title 'Captain Edward Hawkins, R.N. - American Papers' in gilt on spine. Real photographs tipped in throughout, 38 in all, mainly of swords, seals, portraits, including Hawkins' epaulettes, his whistle, Plymouth vellum pennants. There are a few spaces where photographs have not yet been pasted in. There are also some pedigrees... together with... A bundle of papers in a 4to manilla envelope labelled 'Biography of Captain Hawkins', comprising 39 heraldic shields on thick paper, one per page, very neatly drawn with full hand-colouring, with neat titles and notes underneath. With appropriate notes on separate sheets, and 17 typed pages of notes on the Rosewall family. Arms mainly Hawkins families but also Fenner, Durant, Masculin, Spink... together with... DRAFT BIOGRAPHY OF CAPTAIN EDWARD HAWKINS. GERMAN PAPERS. For inclusion with original documents... to be presented to Director of Archives, Damstadt. Prepared by J. Rudland Hearn, Saltash, 1962. 63p., as above, bound in cloth with title on spine. Some blanks for photographs etc., to be pasted in... together with... EXTRACTS FROM CORNISH PARISH REGISTERS regarding the Bennett (Bennatts), Hawkins (Hawken), Wallis (Wallish), Rosewall and Roberts families. 32 booklets of typed pages, numbered 1-26 (some places have 2 parts, each booklet for a group of parishes. Small folio, stapled in stiff card wraps with typewritten labels, each booklet containing between 30 and 70 pages, typed on one side only. Plus six other booklets as above, extracts from Devon and Cornwall Record Society, comprising Camborne Parish Registers (102p), Falmouth (62p), Exeter Cathedral, Topsham, Tavistock, Lost Registers. c1962. £320.00
¶ J. Rudland Hearn was the author of 'The Liberty of the Water of the Thamer', 1969. Captain Edward Hawkins was
Hoursch (Vering von) ASTUDIN-KARTEN VOM RHEIN 20 colour postcards on a folding strip, with views from paintings. Pink wraps. n.d. 1920 or earlier. £14.00
India EPIGRAM manuscript poem in six lines. 1p., 4to, date Dcr. 1779 written top left. Pasted down left hand edge to album leaf. Satirises the behaviour of Rumbold on his return from India. 1779. £20.00
¶ Sir Thomas Rumbold had been Governor of Madras. He was involved in all kinds of bribery scandals when he returned to England. Refers to 'Mackreith' and 'Arthur' (presumably Wellesley). The last line turns on a pun on the word 'Nabob'.
Jackson & Russell, Printers, Birmingham THE NIGHT COACH ADVENTURES Poem with two dramatic interludes recounting conversation between the coachman and passengers 4to sheet, thin paper, printed on one side only, in two columns, title in large type. Pasted at corners onto buff sheet of paper, small creases at edges, top 3" of paper dust-stained. Jackson & Son late J. Russell, Printer, 23 Moor Street, Birmingham. n.d. c1840. £25.00
¶ 'No fighting down there among the passengers. Stop, Coachman, will you take this letter to the Nine Elms. Have you brought a shilling with it? No. Then I can't take it - it's contrary to act of parliam ent to carry letters'. Jackson ÿ Son succeded Russell in 1839. The printed a great many ballads.
Lancashire and Yorkshire TWO MINISTRY OF TRANSPORT ROAD MAPS Sheets 9 and 10. Scale half and inch to one mile. Main roads printed in red and green, with heights. Size 18" x 28", linen-backed and folding into plain brown paper endpapers, 4to. Covers Hull, York, Bridlington, and Leeds, Blackburn, Boroughbridge. 2 items. Published at the Ordnance Survey Office, 1923. £16.00
Lewis (Sir George C.) LETTER to 'My dear Bodenham' signed 'G.C. Lewis'. In a large hand on paper with impressed heading 'Home Office', Aug. 16, 1860. 3 pages, 8vo, folds, docketed with name and date on verso. Says he has spoken to Sir Charles Wood 'about the cadetship for young Prichard' but that no new candidates are likely to be selected 'the number of persons to be provided for from the reduced army is so great...' Comments that the harvest this year will be a poor one and 'the sun seems to be unable to do any effectual work'. 1860. £20.00
¶ Sir George Lewis was Chancellor of the Exchequer and later Secretary of State under Palmerston. He lived at Hampton Court in Herefordshire, and this letter is to a Hereford solicitor.
Lincolnshire and Northamptonshire AN ACT for making and maintaining a Turnpike Road from the Town of Crowland... to the Town of Eye... 23pp., small folio, disbound. 1817. £10.00
¶ With a long list of Trustees.
London Salisbury & Yeovil Railway PLAN of the London, Salisbury and Yeovil Junction Railway, Connecting also Dover with Bristol. Sir John Rennie, Francis Giles Esq., Civil Engineers, 1845. Lithographed plan, size 10" x 21", plus wide margins, covering Gloucester, Exeter, the east coast, showing existing lines, and the proposed railway coloured in red. With Table of Distances. Folding to 9" x 3«". Presumably this was originally loosely inserted in the Prospectus. 1845. £34.00
Looe, Plymouth, Salcombe ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 24. Engraved surface approx. 24" x 27". Scale 1" to 1 mile. Tear at right just obtruding onto map by about 2", repaired on verso. Light trace of vertical fold at centre. Whatman Turkey Mill watermark 1854. £30.00
Maintenance of the Poor AN ACT for making better Provision for the Maintenance of the Poor, and for diminishing the Consumption of Bread Corn, by directing the Manner of Parish Relief.... 11pp, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. 1800. £11.00
Marriage AN ACT for Marriages in England. 16pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1836. £14.00
¶ Gives examples of Marriage Notice and Marriage Certificate.
Mayne (J) Publisher THE STAR Friday October 25, 1793. Newsppaer, 4pp., folio, folded. Foxing spots in parts. 1793. £16.00
¶ Contains advert for letting of Moditonham House in Cornwall, for Auction of the Manor of Court, Dittisham, in Devon, one and a half pages on events in France, including transcript of part of Marie Antoinette's trial.
Medici Society CATALOGUE OF THE PRINTS and Other Colour Reproductions. 4to, printed boards with pasted on colour print, 140pp., approx. 100 colour and black and white plates illustrating prints by Russell Flint, Margaret Tarrant, Peter Scott, etc., as well as Old Masters, with prices. foxing on first few pages. c1940? £16.00
Militia FIFTEEN ACTS OF PARLIAMENT relating to the Militia, 1787-1801. Each act with cover leaf, sewn together into rough paper wraps. Includes 'An Act for amending, and reducing into One Act of Parliament, the Laws relating to the Militia...' 1787. 85pp. With printed marginal headings such as 'How the Militia are to be formed into Regiments and officered'; 'An Act to provide for the Families of Persons chosen by Lot to serve in the Militia' 1793. 9pp. In all 179 pages, small folio. 1787-1801. £75.00
Naval Timber AN ACT to permit.... the Importation of Masts, Yards, Bowsprits, or of Timber fit for Naval Purposes, from the British Colonies in North America, Duty-free. Pages numbered 1129-1130, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1806. £10.00
Newman (R.Z) LETTER dated Guildhall Buildings, 8th July 1833. 1p., 4to, 4 lines, address panel on blank conjoint leaf says only 'G.R. Corner'. Thanks him for the medal of Mr. Calvert he has sent 'it does justice as well to the Artist who took the likeness & Mr. Wyon'. 1833. £24.00
¶ Apparently the medal was commissioned by 'the Boroughnians'. William Wyon was chief engaver at the Royal Mint and responsible for the head of the young Victoria on coins.
Newport, Gwent LETTERS FROM NOAH BOWEN, IRONFOUNDER at Newport, to the Directors of the Bristol Water Works Company. Five letters, 4to, each with integral address panel on the adjoining leaf, postmarked, concerning the casting of pipes for the company, and delivery. 'Mr Simpson wished to know if I intended having any pipes cast on the Hills, I beg to say that I shall have all the pipes cast at my Foundry here....' He offers to tender for further work (pipes with 'Branches Bends @ Ten pounds per Ton'), and apologises for late delivery 'I was obliged to have a Trow to convey the Pipes on account of the other Vessels drawing too much water for your Docks....' Attached to two of the letters are TWO BILLS OF LADING, printed with manuscript inserts, for shipping pipes on the 'John' of Chepstow, and the 'Palace' of Gloucester. Jan. 1846 - Aug. 1847. £45.00
¶ Noah Bowen ran the Pillgwenlly Foundry.
Nicholls (G.F) COTSWOLDS WATER-COLOURS Nineteen colour plates, and plate on front board, small mark to cloth on front board. 1928. £16.00
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'.
Norfolk and Suffolk PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM 48 photographs, of street scenes farming, churches. Photographs size 4" x 5«", mounted one per page in album, size 6«" x 7«", quarter calf, which is rubbed at edges. A few views rather faded. c1880. £80.00
¶ Views views thatched houses in a village, a thatched pub on a green called , a man on his farm in a horse-drawn trap with the name... legible on the side, scenes of haymaking, logging in a wood with horses, haymaking, farmer with cart horses, sluice on a river, churches, carts in a wide village market place, gateway at Bury St. Edmunds, small girl in a donkey cart in street, etc.
Northumberland and Devon WILL of Thomas Hocking of Newcastle upon Tyne, Gent. On paper, 12" x 12", top margin slightly trimmed, repaired tear along fold below seal. Signed with wax seal. 1654. £22.00
¶ Leaves sums to the poor of Frithelstock in Devon, and to the poor of the parish where he will be buried. Refers to his estate at Southcott, land in Hollamore, Knavery, etc.
Northumberland and Durham THE HUMBLE MEMORIAL Of the Proprietors and Inhabitants of Norhamshire and Islandshire in the County of Durham, commonly called North Durham, and of the Borough and Liberties of Berwick upon Tweed, Sheweth... 3pp., folio, printed in two columns per page, folds. With names of 18 memorialists. C. Richardson, Printer, Berwick. 1834. £30.00
¶ North Durham 'though part of the County of Durham... is separated from the body of that County by the intervention of the whole County of Northumberland... it will be obvious that many evils and inconveniences must arise...' The petitioners wished to be part of the Borough of Berwick. The problems mainly arose in the administration of justice, and this paper sets out proposals to remedy this.
Norwich Union Life Insurance Society FOUR BONUS CERTIFICATES 1842-1852. 4to, printed with manuscript inserts, the earliest one signed by Secretary, the others lithographed with lithographed signature. Notes bonuses from 1823-52. Name 'Moyle. Helston' in pencil at top. 1842-52. £10.00
Ordnance Survey ORDNANCE SURVEY ATLAS OF ENGLAND & WALES Quarter Inch to the Mile. 24 double-page linen-backed maps, bound in red cloth with gilt title on front board, size of boards 14" x 15". Title page, Index map and page of 'Scales and Characteristics', and 'Index to Towns and Villages' at rear. Some spots on cloth down right hand edge of front board. Printed at the Ordnance Survey Office, Southampton. 1922. £95.00
Papists AN ACT for allowing further Time for Inrolment of Deeds and Wills made by Papists; and for Relief of Protestant Purchasers. 4pp, disbound, plus cover leaf. Attractive Initial letter with birds etc. 1758. £14.00
Peachey (James) LETTER dated St. James Street, April 15, 1752. To 'Mr Timy. Waldo'. 1p., 4to, blank conjoint leaf with 'For Mr. Timothy Waldo'. 26 lines in a neat hand, setting out details of financial transactions between them. 'I left with yr clerk Last week the mastr. in chancerys Report of what was due To Each Person in the Bill mentioned... due to me at midsumr. 1747 the sum of £5333 7s from which deducting the Purchase money clear of cost of Suit £3811 15s...' Tipped onto album leaf down left side. 1752. £30.00
¶ The Waldo family owned Hever Castle in Kent. Timothy Waldo is described in 'British History Online' as 'an eminent merchant of London'
Post Horses AN ACT for repealing the Duties on Licences taken out by Persons letting Horses for the Purpose of travelling Post, and on Horses let to Hire for travelling Post, and by Time, and on Stage Coaches... 41pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1785. £15.00
Postage Rates AN ACT for granting to His Majesty certain additional Rates of Postage in great Britain. Pages numbered 829-832, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1806. £12.00
Railway Clearing House OFFICIAL RAILWAY JUNCTION DIAGRAMS Lithographed by McCorquodale & Co. Engraved by J.P. & W.R. Emslie. Title page 'Official Railway Junction Diagrams', leaf with Index 'Supplement to the Book of Rialway Junction Diagrams', 4pp. 'Alterations in Diagrams', 7pp. 'Index to Diagrams'. 158 coloured plans. 7" x 10", original boards, half calf, corners rubbed, gilt title on front board, lacks spine, crude amateur spine in white glazed cloth and white tape, reinforcement down front inner hing with green cloth strip and strip of white tape. 1920. £260.00
Railway Clearing House OFFICIAL RAILWAY MAP OF THE CUMBERLAND & WESTMORLAND DISTRICTS Prepared and Published at The Railway Clearing House, London, 1921. Map printed with water features in light blue, with lines shown in different colours. Size 22" x 25", linen-backed and folding into grained cloth boards with gilt title. Stamp of Midland Railway Company inside front board. Engraved by J. & W. Emslie. 1921. £95.00
Railway Clearing House OFFICIAL RAILWAY MAP OF THE LANCASHIRE & CHESHIRE DISTRICTS Prepared and Published at the Railway Clearing House. London 1933. Folding map size 46 x 31", linen-backed, folding into plain endpapers with typed label. Inset map of Liverpool area. 1933. £85.00
Railways and Troops AN ACT for the better Regulation of Railways, and for the Conveyance of Troops. 9pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1842. £12.00
Richards family PEDIGREES AND FAMILY NOTES Inscribed on flyleaf 'Collected by me W. U. S. Glanville Richards.' Two folio volumes, cloth covered boards, spine and corners in thick beige cloth. Vol 1 has an alphabetical listing of Richards, some with brief information about the person from the 14th century onwards. There is a column on the right where the place, and reference is entered (parish register, Chancery Proceedings, Exeter Wills, Patent Rolls, Archdeaconry of Exeter etc.) Cross references to spouses etc. are written in red ink. There is an alphabetical index of other family names at the front. There are also some brief pedigrees. 140 pages, and many blanks. The second volume has Richards pedigrees drawing in black and red ink, with some armorial shields in ink. 41 pages only, the rest blank. c1912. £110.00
¶ William Urmiston S. Glanville Richards was author of 'Records of The Anglo Norman House of Glanville from A.D. 1050-1880.'
Rogues and vagabonds AN ACT to extend the Provisions of an Act... intituled An Act to amend and make more effectual the Laws relating to Rogues, Vagabonds, and other idle and disorderley Persons.... 2pp., sm. folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1800. £10.00
¶ Mainly aimed at poachers.
S.D.U.K. MARSEILLE Ancient Marsilia. Town plan, size 12«" x 16". Narrow margins. Slight crease top left corner. 1840. £20.00
Saumarez family (of Guernsey) LETTERS AND DOCUMENTS relative to the Appointment of Committees, for Frederick Saumarez & Paul Saumarez between the years 1835 and the year 1849, and of Mrs Gimingham's Conduct therein. Manuscript, 359 pages, 4to, half calf, marbled boards, written in a neat hand throughout, being copies of letters within the family, relative to a dispute between Richard Saumarez and his sister Cartaret on the treatment of their brothers Frederick, and the Revd. Paul Saumarez, who both suffered from mental problems. The dispute about who should be appointed guardians was taken to the Court of Chancery. Included are transcripts of letters from Doctors about the state of the patients, their diet, clothing, occupations, carers, etc. With a 2p. index to the letters. c1850. £75.00
¶ Includes transcripts of letters from Admiral Suamarez, Major De Havilland, Lady De Saumarez, Dr. Clutterbuck, etc., of a report on the court case in the Guernsey 'Star' newspaper, affadavits, etc. 'My only wish throughout the painful struggle of the last eight years, has been to protect our afflicted & much wronged Brothers and happy shall I be to see you unite with me, for that purpose...' Richard Saumarez to his sister Mrs Gimingham, Naval Club, Bond St., 12th May, 1848.
Seeley (Professor) LECTURES ON ROMAN HISTORY by Professor Seeley. Feb. - March, 1870. Manuscript in notebook, size 7" x 4«", limp morocco wraps, spine rubbed. 80p. in a neat hand. 1870. £50.00
¶ Tipped on to one page is a newspaper cutting about Seeley's lectures at The South Kensington Museum. Seeley's lectures are described in the Dictionary of National Biography as 'carefully prepared, epigrammatic in style, animated in delivery...'.
GROUP PORTRAITS (Shapter, Mary Gibbs) SKETCHBOOK with pen and ink sketches of groups of named people, 1866. Sketchbook size 7" x 10", marbled boards, cloth spine, Akerman label inside front board. Name 'Mary Gibbs Shapter (Auntie Missie)' written in blue ink in a later date on flyleaf. Contains double-page group portraits, with personages numbered in small figures, and named down left-hand side. In pen and ink, people seated and standing in domestic interiors, approximately 15-20 people in each group, details of the faces - hairstyle, whiskers, beards etc., carefully delineated. As follows:(i) 'Legal Group 1866.' Shows 20 men seated and standing in a large drawing room. Incudes Vice-Chancellor Sir Richard Malins, Sir John Rolt, Attorney General, Honble. Mr Justice Montague Smith, Edmund Denison Q.C., Arthur Hobhouse Q.C., Honble Mr. Justice Byles, Baron Channell, John Shapter Q.C. (ii) 'Group done January 1866'. Men and women. 3 faces seem unfinished. Includes Miss E. Shapter, Walter Bacon, Alice Forstr now Mrs A. Longman, Walter Renshaw. (iii) 'Miss Sarah Raikes' Group Decr. 1866. Men and women, including Miss Evelyn Gladstone, Robert Gladstone, Fritz Tower. (iii) 'Miss Constance Ashmore's Group Jan. 1866'. Seventeen men and women. Includes Major Ashmore, Rosa Paley, Henry Hoare, Mrs Henry Hoare, Marmaduke Constable. (iv) 'Mrs Arthur Longman's Group Jan. 1867'. Longman and Pepys families. (v) Mary Baird's group Nov. 1866.' Includes Miss Bell, Mr. Robert Gladstone, Mrs. Ainslie Grant Duff, Mr William Gladstone. 'Captain Derriman's Group Feb 1868'. Includes Hob. Mrs Best, Gerard Lysley. (vi) Elizabeth Scott's Group Sept. 1869.' Scott and Harvey families, Col. Paget with sword and sash. There follows some loose leaves with pencil portraits, flowers etc., including a family group 'Tom Shapter', 'Mamma' 'John in bed when ill', 'Aunt Fanny Mrs Gibbs'. Loosely inserted is a small pencil portrait 'The Right Honorable William Pitt, From an original drawing by the late Mr Sayers in the possession of Francis Turner Esq. Copied by Mary Gibbs Shapter 1885' written under it in ink. 1866. £200.00
¶ The Shapter family are shown in the 1871 census as living at 7 Clarendon Place, Hyde Park. John Shapter was a practising barrister and lived with his wife Mary and two daughters.
Shopping EXPENSES on a journey to London. 1856. Sheets folded to make a booklet 5" x 3«", 13 pages thus, listing sums spent on haberdashery, groceries, cabs etc. Includes 'opera tickets' 'petticoat', 'tea kettle', 'brougham', 'hats shortbread and 2 caps', 'Colnaghi lustres'. There is also a similar little booklet, in the same hand, dated 1825, including 'Exhibition and Panorama', 'Gold Chain'. 1825 and 1856. £14.00
Slave Trade AN ACT to carry into further Execution an Act for compensating Owners of Slaves upon the Abolition of Slavery, and for completing the full Payment of such Compensation. 5pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1836. £14.00
Slave Trade AN ACT for the Suppression of the Slave Trade. 4pp. 1839. £28.00
¶ Sets out the type of conditions and equipment which, if found on board, would lead a ship to be seized, such as 'Spare Plank fitted for being laid down as a Second or Slave Deck', 'Shackles, Bolts or Handcuffs', 'Hatches with open Gratings, instead of the close Hatches which are usual in Merchant Vessels', etc.
Slavery AN ACT to carry into further Execution the Provisions of an Act for completing the full Payment of Compensation to Owners of Slaves upon the Abolition of Slavery. Pages numbered 17-19, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1837. £28.00
Smith (P) THE TURNPIKE AGE Reproductions of prints, and of engravings by W.H. Pyne showing carts, paviers, tollgates, stage coaches etc., together with illustrations of posters etc. 42pp., size 11" x 17", plus folding map from Paterson's Roads. With an Introduction by P. Smith. Glossy illustrated wraps, cloth spine. Second edition 1972. £12.00
Somerset and Devon ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP composite map, Made up of quarter sheets, Sheet 261 and adjacent sheets. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 39", plus margins. Full light colour wash, county boundary shaded in bright pink and green, parkland, roads, water features coloured. A route from Lynton to Barnstaple has been marked with very small figures, presumable for mileage. Some minor pinkish marks at fold between two sections in sea area. Linen-backed, folding into 8vo marbled wraps, with Stanford label, 'The Country Around Lynton'. Inserted in faded and stained slipcase with rubbed Stanford label. Revised 1896, Published 1898. £56.00
Somerset and Wiltshire Roads AN ACT for repairing and widening the Roads from Tinhead Hill to the Round Stone in Trowbridge; and from Flinty Nap to Western Down in the Parish of Edington, in the County of Wilts; and other Roads in the Counties of Wilts and Somerset, leading towards the Cities of Bristol and Bath. 36pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1752. £18.00
Staffordshire, Cheshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXXI S.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", border all round. 5 rust spots at right side, and a few in margins. Linen-backed, folding to sm. 8vo Printed from an electrotype. 1865. £14.00
¶ Covers Leek, Macclesfield.
Sussex, Surrey, Hampshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Composite map, made up of quarter sheets. Scale 1" to 1 mile, border all round. Size 35" x 39", linen-backed and folding to large 8vo, folding into grained cloth endpapers. Silk edging tape. Light full wash colour, country boundaries in bright yellow, green and pink, water features, roads, railways, parkland hand-coloured. Printed from an Electrotype 1881. £75.00
¶ Covers Bramshott, Ardingley, Brighton, Selsey Bill.
Trees BOOK OF PRESSED LEAVES and notes on varieties of trees. Notebook measuring 7" x 4", paper edges gilt, full red calf, half of calf on spine missing. 84 pages of pressed leaves and descriptive notes, and as many pages loosely inserted with pressed leaves and notes, some of them on headed notepaper of '7 Clarendon Place Hyde Park Gardens, W.' Over 160 pages in all. A few leaves have seeds or buds as well. Some pen and ink sketches in text. Some specimens are labelled with note on the specific tree they were collected from, e.g. 'Ilex. Dropmore. August '79'; 'Common Elm. This leaf is from the last tree of Windsor Forest Close to Canon Hill'; 'The Weeping Wych Elm. Hyde Park'; 'Wych Elm. Kidbrooke Park. May 1880'. The notes give the English and Latin name, characterstics, note on woods, their use etc. There are quotes from various authorities, and from works such as 'The Gamekeeper at Home'. c1880. £95.00
¶ A letter loosely inserted about 'Bladder nut' is addressed to 'My dear Mary G'. This book was presumably compiled by Mary Gibb Shapter who lived at 7 Clarendon Place, Hyde Park, London.
Walton (Thomas), Printer CONSERVATIVE JOURNAL And Church of England Gazette. Saturday Evening, January 19, 1839. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp. Some splits at left edge. 1839. £10.00
¶ Includes notice listing subscriptions received for the Nelson Monument, Trafalgar Square.
Watch repairs BILL of Jno. Tucker to Revd. Le Marchant. Manuscript, small 4to, written one side and folded with docket title. Lists 3 items at different dates in 1793, including 'a mainspring & repairing the Escapement of a watch Name Evans'. Total for the 3 things was over £5. 1793. £8.00
Weinreb Architectural Books GARDENS AND LANDSCAPES A Catalogue of Books. Catalogued and edited by Hugh Pagan. 72pp., stiff paper covers with illustration, numerous plates. 1977. £10.00
¶ A scholarly listing of rare early gardening books, British and foreign.
Wellington, Duke of TWO ENGRAVINGS 'The Duke of Wellington's Bed Room at Apsley House' and 'The Duke of Wellington's Library Study and Sleeping Apartments at Walmer Castle....' Engraved surface excluding title 6" x 9", plus wide margins, on thick paper. c1852. £16.00
¶ The aged Duke is featured in each.
Wesley Press Ltd. SHARE CERTIFICATE for the Wesley Press, Capital £20,000, made out for five shares. Printed with manuscript inserts. 9" x11", folds, decorative blue border. 1924. £8.00
¶ Made out to James Treglown of Marazion, Cornwall.
Whitcomb & Tombs, Printer AUCKLAND Latest Views of the Queen City. 44 photographic views, mainly full page, one folding panorama, oblong 4to, decorative wraps with bi-plane and yachts. c1920. £10.00
Wiltshire and Somerset GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. (GENERAL POWERS) DIVERSION OF ROAD Near Limpley Stoke. Parish of Winsley. Plan and sections, size 23" x 30", scale approx. 10 chains = 3". Linen backed. Shows Bathampton Branch Railway, river, Chatley House, Avonside House .. bound with... Diversion of Road and Path near Dunkerton. Plan and sections. Shows roads, railway in course of construction, paths etc. Held together at left edge with wide linen strip. Some slight darkening of paper along top margins. Kell & Son, Lithographer. Session 1909. £60.00
Wrecks AN ACT for providing suitable Interment in Church-yards or Parochial Burying Grounds in England, for such dead Human Bodies as may be cast on Shore from the Sea, in cases of Wreck or otherwise. 6pp. small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1808. £18.00
Yeomanry Cavalry AN ACT for authorizing the billetting such Troops of Yeomanry Cavalry as may be desirous of assembling for the Purpose of being trained together, and for exempting from... certain Duties Persons providing Horses... 4pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1798. £12.00
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