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Ampthill ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 21. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 27" x 37". Water features hand-coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo paper endpapers. Small railway cutting shaded in pink. Land around Brockhill Pastures coloured in pink. Surface slightly dusty, some slight browning at paper edges of some sections along one fold. Second edition without contours. 1885. £20.00
¶ Covers Maulden, Marston Moretaine, Lidlington.
Baldock PARTICULARS of a Small but Valuable Estate known as the 'Vine Farm', Possessing extensive Common Rights, and partly bounded by a Trout Stream.... a neat snug House easily convertible into a Sporting Box.... which will be Sold by Auction.... November 9th, 1824.... 3pp, sm. folio, plus docket title, folded. Some wear at one fold in 'Conditions of Sale', three small edge tears. 1824. £42.00
Potton LAND SALE To be Sold by Auction in Seven Lots, by Thomas Hagger, at the Rose and Crown Inn, the 10th day of December, 1814, All Those Several Pieces of Garden Ground, called Byard's Green (Before the Commissioners for the Execution of an Act of Parliament.... entitled 'An Act for inclosing.... Lands in the Parish of Potton'). 3pp., sm. folio, plus docket title. 1814. £45.00
¶ Lists the Lots with acreage, requirements as to fences. Purchase prices and buyers added neatly in MS.
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Anon. BERKSHIRE LADY In Four Parts. Ballad in 45 verses, printed in three columns with large heading, very decorative border with swags, etc., and woodcut head and shoulders portrait of a lady. Size 14" x 9". Trimmed to within half an inch of the border, no imprint. c1830. £50.00
¶ Tells the story of a rich lady of Reading who challenged the man she had fallen in love with to marry her or fight her in a duel 'You shall find I do not vapour/For I have a trusty rapier/So now take your choice said she/Either fight or marry me'. Possibly cut from a large sheet of several ballads.
Sunninghill COUNTERPART LEASE of Tetworth Hall in the parish of Sunninghill, Henry Foley to James Crauford, Captain in the Grenadier Guards. Two vellum sheets, size 22" x 26", wax seal. 1853. £18.00
¶ The lease stipulated that Crauford should 'trim the quick fences' once a year, keep the garden stocked with flowers and vegetables, etc.
Thatcham DEED OF BARGAIN AND SALE of a messuage in Crookham, with a garden, William House of Crookham in the parish of Thatcham, husbandman to William Smith of Midgham, yeoman. On paper, written on one side, 14" x 12", signed with his mark by House, with signatures of two witnesses, small wax seal with anchor. 1698. £26.00
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Blind School AN ACT for better governing and regulating an Institution in the City of Bristol called and known by the Name of "The Bristol Asylum or School of Industry for the Blind." 18pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1832. £14.00
Bristol Bridge City Engine LABEL OR TICKET Size 3«" x 4", printed on stiff paper, decorative border, small table for waggon weight Gross, Tare and Net. 'William Sayer' bottom right. Not filled in. T. Lane, Printer, Redcliffe St. 1822. £18.00
Harwood (J), Pub. COOKE'S FOLLY on the River Avon, Clifton. Engraved vignette view, size 3" x 4", on sm. 8vo letter sheet. Lacks blank conjoint leaf. 1854. £8.00
¶ Shows a view down the Gorge to the folly, large ship on river, figures in foreground, tall tower with dome-like top (the water-pumping tower).
Mills & Co. Publisher THE BRISTOL GAZETTE and Public Advertiser, Thursday October 4, 1810. 4pp, folds, 8" tear in first leaf, tax stamp, small vignettes of insurance company signs in text on front page. 1810. £14.00
¶ Contains report of meeting on proposed canal from Bristol to Wootton Bassett, lottery reports, robbery at Newnham, sailings from Bristol for West Indies, New York, etc.
Poor, Rates etc. AN ACT for the Employment, Maintenance, and Regulation of the Poor of the City of Bristol; and for altering the Mode of assessing the Rates for the Relief of the Poor... 51pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1822. £17.00
Roberts & Co., Nottingham MAP OF THE ENVIRONS OF BRISTOL Scale Half an Inch to One Mile. Colour-printed map size 15" x 16", buff ground, surrounded by 27 very attractive advertisements for Bristol firms, printed in red, buff, blue and black, with illustrations. Folding into small 8vo printed wraps with floral motif. 3" edge tear neatly repaired on verso and hardly visible, two very small repaired splits at central fold. c1900. £30.00
¶ Includes adverts for: Cleverdon & Son Waggon & Carriage Works, Bedminster; Ball & Pinnell's Mineral Water, Bedminster, (with picture of their horse and cart); The Seamless Seat Cycling Knicker Company, Stokes Croft (picture of a lady and a man cyclist at each side); Giles Bros. Sports Depot, Redcliff St. (picture of cricket bat and football); R.G. Parker Fishing Rods, West St. (showing fish in a landing net).
Saint Philip and Jacob and Temple Railway AN ACT for the Construction by the Midland Railway Company of a new Railway in the City of Bristol. 12pp. Disbound, Act of Parliament. 1863. £17.00
¶ The railway was from the parish of Saint Philip and Jacob and terminated in the parish of Temple.
St. James CONVEYANCE of a plot of land formerly part of a meadow called the Lower Montagues, but now called Joblings Leaze, near Earle Street and Marlborough Street, John Wall, of Bristol, Silk Dyer and Elizabeth Addison, Widow, to John Stout, Merchant Taylor. Vellum, size 22" x 33", very black printed heading, slightly rubbed. Small hole at one fold with loss of two words. 2 wax seals. 1721. £24.00
St. Mary Redcliffe Church PHOTOGRAPH showing the church with the truncated spire before restoration. Size 6" x 8", pasted onto thin card. Late 1860's. £26.00
¶ The restoration of the spire was completed in 1872, so this photograph pre-dates the start of the restoration work. Two very small girls are standing by the stone pillars at the entrance to the churchyard.
St. Philip and St. Jacob LEASE of messuage on the Eastward side of John Street, and a Malt House in John Street, John Rogers of Bristol, Grocer, to William Kinston. Vellum, size 23" x 27", two wax seals, with monogram and very small date '1781'. 1784. £24.00
¶ Gives occupiers of adjacent buildings, and measurements of pieces of land. The land had originally belonged to Sir William Cann.
Sturge & Co. TOBACCO WAREHOUSE Surveyor's report signed by Y. & J.P. Sturge (on the instructions of the Surveyor of City Lands) on the suitability of a Tobacco Warehouse in Back Street for conversion to a `Mart for the sale of Leather'. One and a quarter sides of foolscap, in a clear hand. Oct. 25th l830. £17.00
Totterdown, Arno's Vale, Temple ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Gloucestershire Sheet LXXVI.1/Somerset Sheet VI.3,4, 7 & 8 (parts). Scale 25.344" to 1 mile. 27" x 38". Folds, some very light discoloration at one fold. Surveyed 1881, re-zincographed and printed in 1890. £28.00
¶ Covers Arno's Vale Cemetery, Great Western Works, Avonbank Brick and Tile Works, Avonside Mills, St. Vincent's Works, Albert Pottery, etc.
Villiers & Quick, Photographers ALL SAINTS, CLIFTON photograph showing All Saints Church Hall at the end of Alma Vale Road, with distinctive turret and weathervane, corner of the church on the left side, shops of Alma Vale Road with awnings on right. Albumen print, size 6" x 8", mounted on thin card, with red ink border, and name 'Villiers & Quick, Bristol' in red ink below. c1890. £18.00
¶ Villiers & Quick were based in Park Street, from the early 1870's.
Voss Bark (Conrad), Photographer PHOTOGRAPH of a large group of over a hundred boys in naval uniforms on a sailing ship. Albumen print, size 4" x 7", mounted on card, outlined in red, with the name 'C. Voss Bark, Clifton' printed below. Card edges with browning (not affecting photograph). At the left hand side a small group of well-dressed ladies is seated. The boys are seated on the deck, on the sides of the boat, and some are in the rigging. The boys ages seem to be about 10-16, and the ship was possibly a training establishment. c1885. £28.00
¶ C. Voss Bark was a well-known Bristol photographer, based at Strathcarn House, Clifton. The firm was previously known as Beattie and Bark.
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Boar's Croft Farm, between Cheddington and Aylesbury 30 HEAD OF EXCEEDINGLY WELL-BRED SHORT-HORN CATTLE, Including 12 Heiffers, 7 Cows, 6 Heiffer Calves & 5 Bulls, also A Valuable Entire Cart Colt.... 40 Acres of Grass Crop.... The property of Thomas Kingsley.... To be Sold by Auction, by Messrs. Jonas & Son & Castle, On the premises, on Wednesday, June 13th, 1877.... Poster, size 30" x 20", few short tears, a couple of small holes where once folded. Smith and Company, Printers, Bicester, 1877. £22.00
Maidsmorton PARTICULARS OF MORTON HOUSE ESTATE. Late the Residence and Property of Edward Oakley Gray, Esq.... Spacious Family House.... 200 Acres.... A Valuable Water Corn Mill.... Which will be Sold by Auction by Mr Scott, On Friday the 23rd of Aug. 1816. Small folio, 5pp, folded, short split at one fold. 1816. £36.00
¶ With details of the rooms etc., in the house 'A Hall paved with Mosaic Black and White Marble', etc. The property was held under a lease from All Souls' College.
Westbury Manor Farm, Marsh Gibbon, near Bicester 39 FAT & STORE SHEEP, 5 HEAD OF CATTLE 2 Cart Horses, Filly Foal, Capital Chestnut Pony.... Agricultural Implements, Dairy and Brewing Utensils.... The Property of Mr John Ivens, who is leaving, To Be Sold by Auction by Messrs Jonas Paxton, Son & Holiday, on Monday, September 24th, 1883..... Poster, size 30" x 20", few short tears. Smith and Pankhurst, Printers, Bicester, 1883. £14.00
¶ Includes an extensive list of the items in the sale.
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Guilden Morden OBLIGATION BOND of James Coxall of Guilden Morden, Carpenter, to Anne Clerke of Thorfield in Hertford spinster, for £90. 1p., sm. folio, printed with manuscript inserts, Small papered seal. Blank conjoint leaf. 1736. £24.00
Webster & Waters, Engineers BILL OF QUANTITIES for Corporation of Cambridge and The Local Board of Chesterton, New Roadway, Contract No. 3. Sm. folio, 8p. printed in cursive, prices in ink. Front wrap loose. n.d. late 19th cent. £15.00
¶ Includes prices for excavating, banking, metalling, granite macadam, kerbs, drains, fencing, etc.
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Chester LEASE OF POSSESSION of a piece of ground with dwellinghouse, workshops and other buildings on the east side of Nicholas Street in Chester, The Governors of the Possessions and Goods of The Free Grammar School of King Edward the Sixth in Macclesfield, to James Hilton of Chester. Vellum, size 17" x 25", written in a large clear hand. Fine large oval wax seal of the Trustees. 1822. £36.00
¶ Description of the property gives measurements in feet and occupiers of adjacent properties.
Hospital of St. Cross ENGRAVING View showing buildings on three sides of a central green with figures. Copper engraving size 8" x 10", plus margins. Etched by S. Middiman. Published by W. Byrne & T. Hearne, 1780. £18.00
Lymm DEED OF BARGAIN AND SALE of a farm, pasture, common of pasture and turbary, woods, etc., in Lymm, Heatly, Statham, Outington, Broome and Foxley Lane, Richard Warburton of Partington and William Leigh of Lymm to John More and John Martinscroft. Vellum, size 13" x 22", two tags, one with heavy wax seal, one lacking wax seal, fine attractive calligraphic initial letter, size 4" x 4". With memorandum on verso, signed by 4 people. 1633. £45.00
Lymm PARTICULARS OF FREEHOLD FARMS AND LANDS, In Lymm.... which will be sold by Auction by Mr. R. Winstanley, At Ladyman's Hotel, in Bridge Street, Manchester, On Wednesday, the 25th day of July, 1838. Small folio, 3pp, docket title, folds. Swinnerton, Printer, Knutsford. 1838. £20.00
¶ Comprises Little Heatley, Great Heatley Farms, 10 fields. Lists details of the acreage and the property in the 3 lots.
Macclesfield PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Valuable Estates called The Foden Bank, The Hollins, and Guncar Lane Estates, in Sutton.... For Sale by Auction.... August 3, 1831.... 5pp., folio, plus docket title. Folds. Gives schedules for each lot with occupier, description, acreage. Values have been added in ink in margins. 1831. £38.00
Shavington-cum-Gresty AUCTION POSTER. Sale of Freehold Property in Shavington-cum-Gresty, Cheshire, on the 31st of July. To be Sold by Mr Fowles, At the House of Mr Higgins, known as the "Royal Hotel," Crewe, On Friday, the 31st of July, 1857.... Size approx. 13" x 8", printed on one side only, few contemporary ink sums, folds. E.H. Griffiths, Printer and Stationer, Nantwich. 1857. £15.00
¶ Lists the property with acreage.
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AUTOGRAPH MANUSCRIPT Blight (J.T) PARC-AN-CHAPEL, CAPE CORNWALL. Manuscript, signed, by Blight. With an India paper proof of a wood-engraving of the ruins of the chapel, 3" x 4", pasted under the signature. 4to, 2p, headed 'For Publication', the paper has been folded and is rather creased down one side. Loosely inserted in plain wrappers, with a cutting from an early bookseller's catalogue describing the item, and a MS note of an ancient cross found nearby, taken from Buller's 'Account of the Parish of St. Just'. c1856. £200.00
¶ The wood-engraved illustration, of which this is a proof copy, appears in Blight's Ancient Crosses and other Antiquities....
This manuscript was printed in 'Willis's Current Notes,' 1856.
Bodmin ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Fifth Edition. Sheet No. 95. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Blue and black Ellis Martin Cover with hiker, cloth-backed. Small library stamp in margin. 1937. £9.00
Checkhouse Common RECEIPT signed by Henry Paynter affirming he has received four pounds from John Hill for the annuity in consideration of his house and garden and also '1/16th share of Checkhouse(?) Common... and from the sale of Five Tons of Copper Oar to be raised in the said Common... to pay Five pounds yearly instead of four pounds'. 1p, folio. signed and witnessed, blank conjoint leaf. 1757. £18.00
Collins (Capt. Grenville) LANDS END AND THE ISLES OF SCILLY Engraved chart, size 17«" x 22", plus margins, central fold. Shows Land End and the Lizard, various points marked such as Longships, Market Jew, Robinson's Cove, decorative cartouche with dedication to The Governor of the East India Company, flanked by allegorical figures. Cherubs at bottom left hand corner holding compasses and scale bar. System of rhumb lines, the Scillies themselves appearing very small. St. Martins, St. Marys, St. Agnes, Tresco, Brhyer, marked, as well as Bishop Rock, Collins' Bank. c1700. £260.00
¶ A good strong impression on thick paper.
Collins (Capt. Grenville) FALMOUTH To Sr. Peter Killegrew Baronet, This Map is Dedicated and Presented by Capt. Greenvile Collins, Hyd: to the King. Engraved chart, scale 1" to 1 mile, size 17" x 22", plus margins. Large decorative title cartouche with miners carrying tools, a man behind them who seems to be entering an underground chamber, fishermen with nets and barrels, boat in distance, flags, dolphins and shells. Small compass rose, scale bar. Shows Truro in the north, Falmouth, Penryn, St. Mawes, Tregony, Tresillian, King Henry Passage, Ruan, Feock. Inset of Helford Estuary, sections showing the going into Helford and the going into Falmouth. Central fold, small repaired half-inch tear bottom margin. Slight crease in paper left of fold. c1700. £300.00
¶ A good strong impression on thick paper.
Collins (H.G) CORNWALL Lithographed map with decorative border of leaves, size 13" x 15". Inset of Scilly Islands. Traces of folds, leaf border on left trimmed away, small library stamp in bottom margin. 1852. £16.00
¶ From 'The British Gazeteer'.
Coverack NAMBOL Manuscript record of tenements in Nambol. On 22 pages, sewn in the form of a notebook, 8vo. Describes 19 tenements, numbered, with 'Recapitulation' on last page giving total acreage of each tenement and grand total. Describes each tenement giving occupiers, rent, 'lives', with occasional notes on condition, e.g. 'old, but in good repair'. Paper watermarked 1802, amendment dated 1806. £25.00
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
Germoe SETT in Boscreege in Trewithen, His Grace the Duke of Leeds to Richard Tyacke, Miner. Two large vellum sheets, signed by Leeds with wax seal. Grants right to mine and denotes limits 'as far west south and east as to join Wheal Sydney Sett... as far north as the Cross Lode on which the deep adit was driven from the Great work into Wheal Sydney Mine and on the other part as far northward as to join Wheal Reeth Sett....' Grubby on the outside. 1805. £55.00
Goonearle SETTS in Goonearle Manor. Manuscript, 2p, 4to, docket titled on verso 'notes made at Tregullow 23rd April 1862'. Lists 7 setts, e.g. 'most W & N Tregullow Consols', with columns for date, term, to whom granted, Purser. Only one sett has the table filled in. Below, in pencil is a list of 'Pensions', listing 6 people, e.g. 'Jo. Osborne - blind. Poldice 20 yrs ago', 'P. Lean - hurt in Whl Jewell 10 yrs ago'. On verso are notes about shares in Calstock Quay. The original ink notes would appear to be about 10 years earlier than the notes in pencil and red ink. 186. £16.00
Grade and Ruan Minor TITHE RENT CHARGE 1878-9. 6 double-page spreads, folio, entries in ink in printed columns for Tenements, Occupiers, Rent Charge in Apportionment, Receipts, Arrears, etc. Lacks wraps. Manuscript title for Ruan Minor Section, but not Grade Section. One double-page spread for 'Rents' at end. Page edges dusty. 1878-9. £36.00
¶ Tenements include Poltesco, Wellgooth, Liddy's Mill, Prazegooth, Ruan Vean, Bonadventure, Treverder Wollas, Plaingwarry, etc.
Grade ASSIGNMENT by way of mortgage of a tenement called Mount Batt in Grade, Thomas Stephens to Richard Johns, including lands enclosed out of wastrel ground called Gwendreath Common, with Common of Pasture, Furze, Turf and Heath in Goonhilly Down. Large vellum sheet, wax seal. 1847. £15.00
Great Wheal Fortune Mining Co. PEREMPTORY ORDER to Cornish & Borlase, made in the Stannary Court, in the Matter of the Companies' Act and of the Great Wheal Fortune Mining Company, for payment of Arrears of Calls. 2p., folio, printed on blue paper, plus docket title. Two schedules on second page, one listing approx. 50 Contributories. 1871. £24.00
¶ Unstamped copy. Concerned the will of James Angove and George Fowle.
Helston AFFADAVITS OF DEBT 37 affadavits of debt, sworn at Helston before the Mayor, 1739-48. 4to, manuscript, signed by the Mayor, impressed tax stamps. States sum owed for 'Goods Sold and Delivered in the Borough of Helston'. 1739-48. £140.00
Helston and Constantine RENTAL of the Lands of Rev. Richd. Hill and Miss C.M. Hill, Michaelmas 1850,51,53. Three booklets, each with 3 double-page spreads, sm. folio, ruled in columns for 'Tenants', 'Tenements', 'Amount Received' etc. Plain paper wraps with MS title, very ragged and stained, 1853 booklet lacks wraps. Edges of pages stained. 1850-3. £40.00
¶ Properties include in Constantine: Bosahan, Watercourse to Wheal Vyvyan Mine, dwelling house part of Bridge tenement, and in Helston: House and garden in Meneage Street, field near the Beacon, dwelling house near Cross-wolla Turnpike Gate.
Helston GROUP OF TWELVE CAPIASES directing the Serjeant at Mace of the Borough to take and securely keep the Defendant 'if he shall be found in the said Borough... so that he may be at the next Court... to answer... in a plea of Trespass upon the Case and have there this Writ'. All in manuscript, mostly small folio, with blank conjoint leaf, folded with docket title, a few are 8vo. Small papered seals. Signed by the Mayor. Some with notes on verso re. bail etc. e.g. 'I have arrested the within-named Defendant and committed him to the Common Gaol for want of Bail (signed) Robert Cock'. 1740-48. £90.00
¶ Among those to be arrested were Richard Wills, Thomas Freeman, John Arnold, John Sandys, John Pascoe.
Minerals LETTER from John Soper, St. Columb, Sep. 30th, 1778. Says he has 'sent a Box with the minerals which (I) wish may prove acceptable... The Catalogue is on the other side'. 1p., 4to, with on conjoint leaf a two-page list of minerals, with origin. Under the letter is a note 'Sent with the above minerals to Sir Francis Bassett Jany. 21 1782. W.S.' 1778. £45.00
¶ Includes Cornish specimens, such as 'Brown foliated Mica, St. Dennis'; 'Manganese. St. Columb'; 'Striated Cockle, St. Austle'. Lists 7 types of tin, including 'Stream Tin with gold'. John Soper was possibly Doctor Soper, surgeon at St. Columb.
Mullion VICAR'S RENT CHARGE due 1st January, 1859. Manuscript on 6 double page spreads, folio, plain wraps with MS title. Ruled in columns, listing occupiers, tenement, apportioned rent charge, amount to be collected, arrears, remarks, etc... together with... VICAR'S RENT CHARGE 1st January 1858. 5 double page spreads, as above. Lacks back wrap. 1858-9. £45.00
¶ 65 occupiers named. Tenements include Vounder, Pradnack Wartha, Trewoon, Kinance, Trembell, Tregillas, Halance Vean, etc.
Penzance Chapel LICENCE granting James Tonkin M.A. 'the curacy of 'the Chapell of Penzance within the Parish of Maddern... augmented with the Bounty of Her late Majesty Queen Anne', 'upon the Nomination of The Mayor, Aldermen and Assistants of Burriton otherwise Penzance'. Manuscript on paper, 1p. oblong small folio, good impressed seal of Bishop of Exeter, 2 rather smudgy tax stamps. Signed S. Weston. Folded, with docket title on blank conjoint leaf. Paper slightly darkened at edges. 1745. £55.00
Rashleigh (Philip) LETTER dated Menabilly 5th Decr. 1799, to Messrs. Brook Watson & Co. (London). A brief note of 6 lines expressing his concern that the poor harvest in the county will case great distress, and asking the firm to send him, 'in order to make a little relief.... a thousand weight of rice by the Mary, Cowling Master'. Single leaf, 4to, small pieces torn from 2 corners, folds. 1799. £30.00
Redruth PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Building Land, Tenements... Dwelling-houses, together with reversions of certain Tenements at Treleigh... to be offered by Auction... Thursday 21st February, 1929. 4pp., 4to, vertical fold. 1929. £15.00
¶ Details 13 lots, many in Drump Road, with description of houses etc.
St. Keverne MEASUREMENT OF THE LANDS Belonging to the Tenement of Roskarnon in St. Keverne. Taken the 10 & 11 Decr. 1766 by Petherick Bunt. Folio sheet folded vertically, listing lands occupied by Alexander Lugg, Simon Lugg, James Martin, John Smyth, giving fields, orchards etc. with acreages. Some small splits at folds. 1766. £17.00
St. Martin in Meneage APPORTIONMENT OF THE RENT CHARGE IN LIEU OF TITHES 13pp., large folio, paper wraps with printed label. Printed throughout, with columns with Landowners, Occupiers, no. on Plan, Description, State of Cultivation, quantity, Amount of Rent Charge. Wraps stained and split at spine, one inch horizontal tear throughout right margin, page edges and corners very creased and dog-eared, corners very dusty, creased at spine. 1841. £55.00
¶ Tenements include Gear, Tresize, Tremayne, Soarne, Henver, Mudgeon.
St. Minver ACCOUNTS from Coode & Sons Solicitors for Mrs Sandys, 1821-1863. Each double page, small folio, listing payments made and received. Refers to legal work carried out, dividends on Grand Junction Canal shares, income from lands in St. Minver and Lanivet, and marriage jointure. 30 accounts, folded with docket title (several years missing). 1821-63. £15.00
¶ Probably the daughter of Rev. William Sandys of St. Minver, who moved to Somerset.
Stannary Administration AN ACT to make Provision for the better and more expeditious Administration of Justice in the Stannaries of Cornwall... 18pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1836. £14.00
Stoke (Climsland?) SEPIA WATERCOLOUR attractive view of church with tall trees either side, size 6«" x 8«", titled vertically 'Stoke Church Sept. 1811' along left margin. 1811. £24.00
¶ Presumably Stoke Climsland. The church is surrounded by a low fence.
Tremenheere family MANUSCRIPT PEDIGREE tracing the family from 1195 - 1880. In ink in a small hand on sheets of paper glued together and backed with thin cotton, size 59" x 13". Compiled by Hugh Seymour Tremenheere, and signed by him at the bottom, and dated 1881. With numerous notes quoting early deeds. 1881. £40.00
¶ Refers to Ludgvan, Breage, Tremenheer Wollas, etc. Hugh Seymour Tremenheere (1804-1893) was the author of reports on the state of the population in mining districts, and an Inspector of Schools. Although he lived in Thurloe Square, London, he was a County Magistrate for Cornwall.
Truro Boundaries REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF TRURO 3pp, with a coloured Plan by R.K. Dawson. Scale 2" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1832. £22.00
Truro FIVE LETTERS to John James, Solicitor at Truro, regarding the affairs of Lord Falmouth, one from Edward Coode, one from J. Peters, both 1814, one from Richard Wise, 1815, and two from Charles Rashleigh, 1817... together with an undated letter from Lord Falmouth saying he is going to London but will deal with the matter on his return. Each letter approx. one page, 4to, address panels on verso of conjoint leaf. 1814-17. £25.00
¶ Lord Falmouth had obviously decided to take some matter to Court as the last letter from Rashleigh says 'If I had been Lord F. I hope I shd. rather have lost all the money than have taken the steps he has done to recover it by the exposure of private letters.' He says he has received a subpoena and will bring to the Assizes all deeds and accounts. The case appears to refer to the estate of Tresawke.
Truro War Memorial WAR MEMORIAL, CITY OF TRURO Design for Proposed War Memorial in Grey Cornish Granite, Figures in Bronze. Scale 1" - 1ft. Front Elevation. Watercolour design, on thick paper size 29" x 20", plus margins, folded, titled as above. Shows monument with buildings behind, several figures to the side, height and width added and note '400 Names'. Name 'Alpha' in bottom right corner, stamp in margin of 'Maile & Son, Craftsmen in Marble, Bronze and Brass'. 1922. £95.00
Walker (J & C) CORNWALL Engraved map with outline colouring showing areas of three Fox Hunts with small circles to show places of Meets, size 13" x 15", parkland and railway line coloured. With list of polling places, boroughs etc. Inset of Scilly Isles. Centre fold. c1860. £48.00
Wendron RENTAL of the Carwythenack, Trenethick and Wendron Lands, Michaelmas 1877-8. 10 double-page spreads, printed in columns for tenants, tenements, rent, property tax, received at Court, entries in manuscript in a neat hand. Folio, plain paper wraps, titled in ms., wraps detached and ragged, paper damp stained down inner margins at spine, not affecting text. 1877-8. £40.00
¶ Property includes Nanpean in Constantine, Gweek Wallus Wharf, Carwythenack Vean, Mellanoweth Mill, Hodges Tenement in Gweek, Old Smelting House Gweek, Part of Lowertown Moor with liberty to stream for Tin, Part of White Alice.
West Cornwall Railway HALF-YEARLY REPORT AND ACCOUNTS 30th June, 1861. 3pp., folio, folded, with docket title. August 1861. £42.00
¶ Includes half-page report from the Engineer, R.P. Brereton. 'The relaying of the Permanent Way on portions of the Main Line, by substituting longitudinal Fish-jointed Rails for the Barlow Rails is in progress, upwards of two miles having been laid...'
Wheal Reeth, Lelant PETITION in the Stannary Court of Eliza and Gertrude Hosking, Miners, of Kea, against Thomas Treweek and his wife. 6p., large folio, folded, Stannary stamp. 1851. £32.00
¶ Concerns a dispute between three daughters of Richard Hosking, who had had a share in the mine. They claimed the husband of Margaret Hosking, Thomas Treweek, a Trustee, had refused to hand over dividends to Eliza and Gertrude.
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Asquith (Richard) PLAN OF SCOTBY TOWNSHIP Shewing the Lands Belonging to William Sutton. Surveyed 1841. Corrected in 1857 by Richard Asquith. Detailed manuscript plan in ink and some colour, scale 4 chains to 1 inch, size 36" x 61", on thick paper backed with linen, rolled. Many small horizontal creases in surface, particularly at left-hand side, some rather dusty. Some splits in paper (but not in linen) at right, surface dusty, especially at edges. Shows Scotby village, with gardens shown in detail, Shield, Oak Bank, Gill, Rose Hill, Wheelbarrow Hall, Low Durran Hill, Tannery, New Tan Pits, road to Carlisle, Newcastle to Carlisle Railway. With colour key indicating ownership of fences. Buildings owned by Sutton coloured red, others black, fields and plantations owned by him in green wash, buff lines for arable land. Gives acreages of each plot. High ground shown by hachures. Ownership of even the smallest plots and buildings shown. 1857. £300.00
¶ A very detailed plan, which covers almost the whole area of the paper. William Sutton was from a Quaker family, and ran the local tannery.
Brampton TO BE SOLD by Public Auction At the House of Mr. Thomas Bell, The Howard's Arms Inn, in Brampton.... 25th of May, 1802.... All those valuable Tithe-Free Estates called by the respective Names of Kiln-Hill, Harrows, and the Close.... consisting of three Dwelling Houses.... 105 Acres.... a right upon a valuable and extensive adjoining Common...... Handbill, size 12" x 7«", traces of folds. Carlisle: Printed at B. Scott's Office, 1802. £50.00
Bromfield & Holm Cultram PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Valuable Freehold Estate.... consisting of Dwelling House, Farm Buildings, Water-Power Thrashing Mill and several closes of rich Arable, Meadow and Pasture Land.... which will be offered for Sale by Public Auction... 19th day of July, 1882. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title, large folding coloured plan. 1882. £34.00
Carlisle, Silloth, Bewcastle Fells TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets 11/12/17/18 and Sheet 7. Scale 1" to 1 mile. The first sheet size 26" x 37", plus margins, covering Silloth, Carlisle, Bewcastle Fells (the Scottish side of the Solway is blank), and the second 26" x 18", plus margins, covering Caplestone Fell, Kielderhead Moor (in bottom right corner, the rest blank). Both sheets dissected and mounted on linen, folding into large 4to marbled wraps, small key plan on front wrap. Small library stamp on verso. Two items. 1897. £45.00
Coldale Hall Estate, Cumberland PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS SALE of a Valuable Freehold Estate situate at Newtown, and in the Willow Holme, Carlisle, in the Parish of St. Mary, Carlisle.... which will be offered for Sale by Auction.... 14th day of February, 1860.... 9pp., folio, with folding hand-coloured plan. Outer sheet leaf with docket title dusty, with tear at fold. Docket title stained at edge. 1860. £30.00
Drigg GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. 99 N.E. Fully hand-coloured map, scale 1" to 1 mile, size approx. 13" x 15", plus wide margins, key in margin. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1905. £20.00
¶ Almost two-thirds of the map is sea area.
Keswick, Penrith ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 23/24/29/30. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 26" x 37", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into large 4to marbled wraps, small key plan on front wrap. Small library stamp on verso. 1897. £45.00
¶ Covers Covers Wigton, Croglin, Appleby, Buttermere
Penrith PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Premises at Netherend, which will be sold by Auction.... the 7th day of June, 1855.... 2pp., folio, plus docket title. 1855. £15.00
Solway Moss, Longtown GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. 107 N.E. (New Series Sheet 11). Fully hand-coloured map, scale 1" to 1 mile, size approx. 13" x 19", plus margins, linen-backed, key in margin. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1890. £10.00
¶ Shows only a small portion in bottom right corner, as the area beyond the Scottish border is blank.
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Alfreton PARTICULARS of a Truly Valuable Freehold Estate, situate at Riddings, near Alfreton.... consisting of a Farm-House, and sundry Tenements.... Two Hundred and Fifty Acres of.... Land, together with Extensive Right of Common over Riddings and Alfreton Common, which will be Sold by Auction at Miss Brown's, Alfreton.... 19th day of October 1808 in twenty-nine lots.... 4pp, folio, plus docket title, very attractive type faces. With schedule for each lot giving tenants, names of fields, quantity. Some figures added in ms, possibly rents. Paper slightly darkened. 1808. £65.00
Whitfield CONVEYANCE of a plot of land in Whitfield in the County of Derby for building upon, Robert Wagstaffe to Ellen Platt and others. Large vellum sheet with small inset sketch plan, wax seals. 1851. £16.00
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Banfield (J) VIEWS OF NORTH DEVON. Being 20 engraved vignette views, size approx. 3" x 4". Title page. Original blindstamp cloth with gilt title, cloth faded and slightly 'cockled'. c1860. £95.00
¶ One of the views, of 'The Ilfracombe Hotel' is not uniform with the others.
Barnstaple ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Fifth Edition. Sheet No. 118. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Blue and black Ellis Martin Cover with hiker, cloth-backed. Small library stamp in margin. 1933. £9.00
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...'
Bradworthy, Manor of ABSTRACT OF THE TITLE to a Mansion House called Berridon Lodge with the Gardens and Pleasure Grounds, Farm Buildings, Lands and hereditaments belonging containing 357a. 1r. 3p. situate at Bradworthy. 84 pages, folio, folded horizontally, docket title on outer sheet of glazed cotton. Details deeds etc. from 1806 to 1873, mentioning such names as Lord Rolle, Sir Lawrence Palk, Baron Clinton, the Drake family, etc. 1879. £45.00
¶ Includes tenements called Jollifs, Berrydon, Westen, Spittle, Dunworthy.
CLINTON ESTATE Chittlehampton, Great Torrington etc. ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS Conditions of Sale and Plan of The Major Portions of the Freehold, Agricultural, Residential and Sporting Clinton Estate. About 15,624 Acres. Hudscott House, Chittlehampton, Valuable Salmon and Sea Trout Fishing Rights in about 5 miles of the River Taw, 126.... Farms and Smallholdings... 125 Cottage Lots.... Sporting Rights.... To be offered for Sale by Auction.... by Strutt & Parker, Lofts & Warner at the Town Hall, Great Torrington on 13th, 14th, 16th & 17th October 1958. Folio, wraps, 250pp, 345 Lots listed, most with detailed schedules giving description, area, tenant, description of tenancy agreement, rent. 8 photographic plates, 18 coloured plans on 7 large folding sheets in pocket at rear. 1958. £80.00
Chudleigh ATT A MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES OF AND FOR THE PERPETUAL ADVOWSON of the Viccaridge and parish Church of Chudleigh... the seaventh day of August Anno Dom. 1718... for the Electing of a fitt and orthodox divine... to be Vicar... of the Parish Church... now vacant and wanting a viccar by the death of Nicholas Trip... Manuscript, 2p., small folio, blank conjoint leaf with docket title. Heading as above followed by signatures in two columns under the names of 'John Serjent Candidate' and 'Samuel Coker Candidate. Serjent has 25 signatures and Coker 13. Small hole in paper at central fold, slightly affecting one letter, some slight browning in small area at top centre. 39 signatures. Docket title reads 'The Poll when Mr Sarjent was chosen'. 1718. £55.00
Collins (Capt. Grenville) TO THE RIGHT HONOURABLE THOMAS EARL OF PEMBROKE and Montgomery.... This is most humbly Dedicated and Presented... Engraved chart showing the coast from Newton Ferry to the Exe Estuary as far inland as Topsham. Size 17" x 22", plus margins, scale 2 miles to an inch. Very large cartouche size showing dedication, coat of arms, cherubs, flags, garlands, oval with view of King William landing November, 1688, flanked by figures of Justice and Prudence. Compass rose, rhumb lines. Central fold. Some light off-setting in parts. I. Harris, sculp. c1700. £300.00
¶ A good stong impression. Shows towns and villages with little houses, trees, churches etc.
Collins (Capt. Grenville) PLYMOUTH To the Rt. Honble. Arthur Earle of Torrington, Baron Herbert of Torbay... Humbly Dedicated... Engraved chart showing Plymouth and the Citadel at the centre, Saltash, King's Dock, Trematon Castle, Milbrook, Rame Head, Saltram Quay, Newton Ferris. Size 17" x 22", plus margins, scale 2«" = 1 mile, scale bar with cherubs holding compasses. Large cartouche with coat of arms, sea gods, etc., compass rose, rhumb lines, sailing ships on the Sound, soundings. Inset on right showing Salcombe and the estuary, with small title held by cherubs. Central fold. Some light off-setting in parts. c1700. £300.00
¶ A good stong impression. Shows towns and villages with little houses, trees, churches etc.
Colyton and Sidbury AN ACT for vesting Part of the settled and devised Estates of Sir John William de la Pole Baronet, deceased, in Trustees for Sale, and for settling the remaining Part of the said settled and devised Estates.... 31pp, disbound, including 5 pages of Schedules. Pages browned along edges. Act of Parliament. 1808. £20.00
¶ Concerns lands at Colyton and Sidbury.
Dawlish TWO WATERCOLOURS. in the same amateur hand, on a light reddish brown card, each decoratively titled in lower margin, sizes approx. 4«" x 7", within painted 'frame' borders, plus margins. The views are titled:- 'Near Dawlish' (view of Cliffs with train approaching, wooded hill with houses in background); 'Rocks at Dawlish' (rock arch with two small figures, house glimpsed through arch). c1850's £26.00
¶ Charmingly, if naively, painted in rather bright colours.
East Ashford (Manor of) COUNTERPART LEASE for granting of one life and exchanging of another... in Ashford Wear Fishery. Sir Charles Warwick Bampfylde, Bart., John Ffownes Luttrell of Dunster Castle, to Lewis Bynon, Yeoman, of 'all that Wear or Fishery commonly known as Ashford Wear Fishery... in Barnstaple River...' Vellum, size 25" x 30", signed by Bynon with wax seal. 1800. £36.00
¶ Sir Charles was assasinated in Montague Square in London, in 1823, aged 71. A former servant, in a fit of misplaced jealousy, shot him and then shot himself.
Exeter AN ACT for making and declaring the Gaol for the County of Devon, called the High Gaol, a Publick and Common Gaol; and for discharging Denys Rolle and John Rolle... from the Officer of Keeper.... and for improving and enlarging the same... and also for taking down the Chapel in the Castle of Exeter... 10pp., plus cover leaf. 1787. £20.00
Farington (J) after L. Byrne VIEW AT LYNMOUTH. Etching, size approx 6" x 9", slightly dusty, couple of brown spots in right hand margin. By L. Byrne after J. Farington, publ. T. Cadell. 1822. £12.00
¶ Somers Cocks's Devon Topographical Prints. No 1588.
Georgeham CONDITIONS OF SALE for the tenement called Middleborough containing 34 acres. 2pp., sm. folio, signed receipt for purchase money on adjoining leaf. 1834. £8.00
Georgeham LEASE of West Meadow, Long Close, Broadfields, Mountcrosse, part of the demesne lands of North Hole in Georgeham, John Cutcliffe of Ilfracombe, to George Strange of Bideford, Merchant. 38 lines on vellum, attractive script, size 15" x 23". Wax seal on tag. 1663. £38.00
Hartland DEED OF COVENANT Hugh Nicoll of Lowland in Hartland, yeoman, to Lawrence Tucker of Longfurland gent., and Charles Doyman of Bigberry in Hartland, yeoman, of part of lands called Lowlands and South Beckland in Hartland, sometime the lands of John Arundle and Arthur Spry. Vellum, size 7«" x 11", 21 lines in a small neat hand. Small wax seal missing from tag. 1664. £38.00
¶ Relates to the marriage of Hugh Nicoll and Sarah, daughter of Charles Doyman.
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.
Ilfracombe ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheets 277, 293. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Red linen covers. 1903. £9.00
King (Daniel) Sculpt, Newcourt (Richard) Delin. EXONIENSIS ECCLESIAE CATH. FACIES AUSTRALIS Etching, engraved surface 7" x 13«", coat of arms and dedication to Solomon Bolton in corner. Ragged along most of top edge, affecting title. c1665. £17.00
¶ Somers Cox 'Devon Topographical Prints' no. 784
Knight (J) PLAN DE TOR-BAY, BABACON-BAY et l'Entree de Dartmouth leve en 1790 Par le Cape. J. Knight Officier de la Marine Anglaise et Publie Par l'Ordre du Contre-Amiral Decres Ministre de la Marine et des Colonies au Depot de la Marine en l'An XII. Engraved chart with outline hand colouring in three colours, size 30" x 22", plus wide margins, traces of central fold. Scale bar in 'Milles Marins', scale 5" = 2 milles marins. Two coloured sections at top, showing Berry Head and Bob's Nose. Covers area from Coombs to Teignmouth. Shows buildings at Kingswere, Dartmouth, Brixham, Paignton, Warren House, Torquay, Teignmouth, soundings around coast and in estuary, marks points where William of Orange landed, where water available at low tide etc. Rocky cliffs, sandy beaches shown. Depot de la Marine 1790. £220.00
Mariansleigh, Holsworthy, Sandford, Crediton Estates AN ACT for vesting Parts of the Estates of Sir John Davie Baronet, deceased, in Trustees, upon Trust to be sold, and for laying out the Purchase Money.... in the Purchase of other Estates.... 27pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. folio, disbound, Includes 7 pages of Schedules. 1839. £16.00
¶ Concerns land at Mariansleigh, Holsworthy, Sandford and Crediton.
Ordnance Survey THE SECOND PART OF THE GENERAL SURVEY OF ENGLAND & WALES, CONTAINING THE WHOLE OF DEVON, And a Portion of the adjoining Counties. Done by the Surveyors of His Majesty's Ordnance, under the Direction of Lt. Col. Mudge, of The Royal Artillery, F.R.S. A set of maps, Sheet Nos:- 20, 21, 22, 23, 24, 25, 26, 27, with the original title sheet, covering all of Devon, except for Lundy, and including parts of Cornwall, Dorset, Somerset, and South Wales. Scale l". to 1 mile. Copper plate engravings, on 8 sheets, plus title sheet, dissected and mounted on linen, blue silk tape edgeing. One sheet lacks the printed paper label to verso, listing the main towns on each sheet. Sheets inserted in glazed card wrapper. Main roads coloured in pale brown. Brown spotting in lower half of Sheet XXIV (sea area), and greyish mottling in blank area of Sheet XXVII. Sheet XX has greyish marks in sea area, and Sheets XXII and XXIII have light mottling in sea area, title sheet rather grubby at edges. Linen on verso of all sheets spotty. Contained in a very worn and rubbed red morocco slipcase in the form of a book, gilt arms of the Ordnance, title on spine. Top part of slipcase lacking one narrow side, and bottom half lacking gilt on bottom narrow edge. All First editions. 1809. £600.00
¶ The sheets all correspond to Margary state one, having the borders which enable it to be fitted together to form a composite map.
Palmer (Sutton) DEVON WATERCOLOURS 20 coloured plates, including illustration on front board. Published by A. & C. Black, 1926. £18.00
Plymouth LEASE of a messuage in Southside Street, Henry Cotty Hodge to Robert Birt. Large vellum sheet, some yellowing in places at top, wax seal with fine bust of a soldier with a shield. 1809. £12.00
Plymouth WILL of William Emmett of Plymouth, House Carpenter and Joiner. Extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. 3p., sm. folio, folded. 1738. Proved 1756. £12.00
¶ Leaves his property in Plymouth to his wife Anne.
Plymouth WILL of James Scott of Plymouth, Surgeon. Probate copy on vellum, size 17" x 19", small administration attached, large papered seal. Vellum slightly spotty. 1768. £35.00
¶ Leaves money to his servants, god-children, and his house in Plymouth to George Woolcombe in trust for his son.
Rowe (G), Drawn and Published by TORQUAY from Park Terrace. Lithograph with subtle touches of hand colouring. Size 6" x 8", plus margins, laid on to card. Margins slightly grubby. c1840. £18.00
¶ Attractive view looking across harbour with ships, people seated on wall in foreground.
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
Spreat (W), Publisher TEIGNMOUTH The Den, Looking South. Tinted lithograph, size 7«" x 13", plus margins. Shows bathing machines on beach, couple in a carriage in foreground, tall flagpole-type structure on lawn, The Ness in distance. Sky area with foxing spots. c1850. £45.00
Tamar and Tavy Rivers CORRESPONDENCE between the Bedford Office, Tavistock and The Tamar and Plym Fishery Board, Tavistock. Relates to the construction of a 'croy' below Greystone bridge. Comprises letter from the Bedford Office, letter from the Board about a meeting, a cyclostyled copy of Mr. Pryce-Tannatt's Report on the Lopwell Scheme, 5pp. foolscap, and a printed copy of the Tamar and Plym Fishery Board Bye-Laws, 3p. Held with a paperclip to a large folded plan from the sale particulars of the fishing rights in the River Tamar and Tributaries, with a copy of a typed declaration by the solicitor of the Bradshaw family of Lifton Park about the recent history of the rights. 1949. £20.00
Tavistock BILL for legal work in the Vice Warden's Court, 'Messrs. Willesford and Croker to Geo. Prideaux Dr.' Beginning April 1818. Single sheet folded to 13" x 4", with 2 sides listing work and costs from April to December, for 2 named cases, including 'Reading & filing Petition';, 'Rule Nisi', Order of Sale', 'Report to Vice Warden' etc. This bill is complete in itself.... together with 3 leaves (6 pages of entries) for similar legal work, 1818, which seem to have been torn from an account book. Some of the accounts have been crossed through and are untidy. Includes the case 'Earl of Mt. Edgcumbe v. Richard Ward and others'. 1818. £24.00
Tavistock, Okehampton, Bodmin ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheets 136 and 137. 1" to 1 mile, Fifth Edition. Two single sheets, unfolded, printed in blue and black, each size 24" x 30". 1933. £16.00
Taw and Torridge Salmon AN ACT to confirm a Provisional Order made by one of Her Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State, in pursuance of the Salmon Fishery Act, 1873, relating to the Taw and Torridge Salmon Fishery District. 3pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1875. £8.00
Tiverton and Wiveliscombe Roads AN ACT to repeal an Act.... for improving several Roads and making certain new Roads in the Counties of Devon and Somerset leading to and from the Town of Tiverton, and for amending an Act.... for repairing several Roads leading from and through the Town of Wiveliscombe.... 10pp, sm. folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1861. £12.00
Tiverton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLV N.E. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 18", plus margins. Contours in red. Revision of 1931-2 with additions in 1938. £15.00
¶ Covers the whole of Tiverton.
Torquay ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Fifth Edition. Sheet No. 145. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Blue and black Ellis Martin Cover with hiker, cloth-backed. Small library stamp on back wrap. 1935. £9.00
Turner (J.M.W.) DARTMOUTH Engraved view. From a drawing by Turner, engraved by George Cooke. Size 6" x 9", plus margins, mounted in burgundy card mount, size 14" x 16", with gold line. Description of Dartmouth printed on verso. 1840. £26.00
¶ Shows a quay in foreground with two small boats loading barrels, the town on the right, mouth of the estuary with castles in the distance.
Turner (J.M.W.) TEIGNMOUTH Engraved view. From a drawing by Turner, engraved by George Cooke. Size 6" x 9", plus margins, mounted in burgundy card mount, size 14" x 16", with gold line. Description of Teignmouth printed on verso. 1840. £20.00
Turner (J.M.W.) WATCHET Engraved view. From a drawing by Turner, engraved by George Cooke. Size 6" x 9", plus margins, mounted in burgundy card mount, size 14" x 16", with gold line. Description of Watchet printed on verso. c1880. £20.00
¶ Shows a view across the harbour from the east, group of people in foreground.
Valley of the Rocks INCLOSURE AWARD. OUTER & INNER DOWN, AND VALLEY OF ROCKS, Lynton, Devon, 1860. Commencing 6th Dec. 1860,. Sir Thomas Hewitt, K.C., J.P. Compilation of manuscripts, letters and press cuttings, compiled by Sir Thomas Hewitt, bound in folio volume, cloth boards, faded and spotty, quarter calf, brass clasp lacking the key and housing on back board, lettered as above on front board. Comprises: Printed title Page' Extract from Award... with Notes re Lynton District, followed by 5p. in manuscript relating to award; copy of correspondence regarding a dispute between the Local Board and Hewitt over his reluctance to remove a gate blocking the North Walk, and widening of the Walk, 1877-90. 18p, manuscript, 19 pages of typescript copies of correspondence between Sir Thomas and the Local Board regarding his placing of a seat on the walk, the widening of the walk, boundary stones, charge of rent for use of the walk, etc. Bound in is a manuscript plan on waxed cotton, showing 'Lyn Way' and large houses along it, with passing places, size 11" x 25". 1896-1911, and a small sketch plan on tracing paper showing Shambleway hill, Quarry, Reservoir. Loosely inserted is a plan in ink and outline colour on waxed cotton, size 14" x 23", showing Holiday Hill, the cliffs and paths, Ruddy Ball, etc., and a plan showing land required for widening the North Walk, with a note by Hewitt, attached to a letter from the Council; 15 pages of cuttings from The North Devon Herald where the North Walk and Sir Thomas are mentioned. 1866-1911. £120.00
¶ It was Thomas Hewitt who, together with his friend Newnes, instigated the scheme for the Lynton Rocks Railway.
Vivian (Edward) TORQUAY, FROM PARK HILL. Tinted lithograph. Drawn by E. Vivian. On stone by E. Gauci. Size approx. 8" x 11«", plus margins. Printed by M. & N. Hanhart, c1841. £60.00
¶ A very attractive view looking across the harbour to a terrace of houses, and a few houses on the hill behind, sailing ships in the harbour, with men in the foreground standing by a low wall.
Wolborough Market AN ACT for empowering the Local Board for the District of Wolborough.... to acquire Market and Fair Rights and Tolls and to establish and hold Markets and Fairs.... 18pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. A few foxing spots on first page. 1868. £12.00
Young (F) LUNDY Imposed Network-Route/Places. Original work, spiral bound in plain card boards, lettered 'Lundy. F. Young' on front board. Comprises 6 real photographs, sharp black and white prints, size 11" x 8", of tracks and walls, with tissue guards with typed title, with 3 pages of typed text, copied, and two maps at the end showing main walls, main paths and tracks, and different types of granite. n.d. c1980? £30.00
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Beaminster ANCIENT NAMES & ADMEASUREMENTS of Chapel Marsh Estate. Sheet of paper size 13" x 7", listing 20 closes and fields with acreages. Folded with docket title. 1756. £16.00
Beaminster and South Perrott SETTLEMENT of Chapel Marsh or Chapel Downe, by William Gybbes of South Perrott on his son Gregory on his marriage with Joane Hodden. Vellum, size 10" x 25", signed by Gybbes with heavy wax seal on tag, witnessed on verso. 1615. £46.00
¶ Note on verso '..Gibbes deede of Intyle of his Lands to Gregory & his heirs', 'And the Intayle... cutt of to pay fr porcons for my children & pay my debts'.
Beaminster CONVEYANCE of the messuage, farm or tenement known as Chapel Downe and Chapel Marsh, Gregory Gibbs of South Perrot to Henry Garland of Abbotsbury. Vellum, size 25" x 30", two heavy wax seals on tags. Attractive large calligraphic initial letter. Affixed is small declaration by Gibbs appointing his Attorney, which is faded, probably due to damp, which has also affected one area of the main deed, about 3 sq. in., where the ink has faded. 1652. £42.00
¶ From the Commonwealth period. Refers at one point to 'The Late Kings Majtie. or the Common Wealth of England'.
Bournemouth PARTICULARS, PLAN AND VIEWS of a Valuable Freehold Mansion distinguished as 'The Knole.... It is beautifully situated in well-timbered Grounds, about 5« Acres in Extent... and is acknowledged to be the Most Handsome Residence in Bournemouth.... to be sold by Private Treaty.... 1903. 10pp, folio, printed in red and black, decorative wraps, red silk ties, worn, some wear at spine. 6 photographic plates, on thick paper, some full plate and some two to a page, showing exterior and interior, and coloured plan... together with.... another copy of the particulars, bound in, without the plan and one of the plates. 1903. £45.00
¶ The architect of the property was John D. Sedding.
Collins (Capt. Grenville) PORTLAND Chart showing Lulworth Cove, Weymouth Road, Weymouth and Melcombe, Portland Bill, Crab, Chisham, Portland Castle. 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. Left hand edge with several small edge tears (not reaching beyond plate mark), top 6" of left hand edge rather ragged. A few light grey marks top left. c1700. £180.00
Corfe Castle INDENTURE TRIPARTITE between William Rose of Rempstone in Corfe Castle, gent., and Susannah his wife with Henry Hooton of Mappowder, clerk, John Nelson of Dorchester, clerk, and Thomas Cox of Stinsford, clerk, concerning Rose's marriage settlement and messuage farm and demesne called Rempstone in Corfe Castle now in the possession of Thomas Tidbury. Copy made for Chancery case, 1746, of deed dated 1722. Vellum, 26" x 27", vellum foxed, grey stain at centre, but legible. 1746. £26.00
Gall and Inglis THE 'HALF INCH' MAP OF ENGLAND for Cyclists, Tourists. etc. Sheet 10. Folding map printed in black and brown, folding into printed limp cloth wraps, 12mo. The word 'Dorset' written in ink on front wrap. c1910. £9.00
Mayo (C.H) THREE LETTERS to a Mr. Prideaux, dated Long Burton Vicarage, Sherborne, July and August 1910. Each 8vo, 2-3 pages. Referring to transcriptions of a deed he has sent him. Mentions he will be grateful for any deeds relating to Long Burton or Leweston, as he is working on a history of those places... together with... Letter beginning only 'Dear Sir' from a bookseller in Hove, June, 1922, enclosing a list of documents he is sending, including '2 Prideaux documents', and referring to the high prices fetched by Somerset manuscripts in a recent sale. 1910-22. £18.00
¶ C.H. Mayo was the author of 'Bibliotheca Dorsetiensis' and other works on Dorset.
Medicine PROBATE COPY OF THE WILL of Henry Dunning, of Beaminster, Doctor in Physick. 2 folio sheets, in manuscript, plus certificate of administration, printed with ms inserts. Papered seal on tag. 1753. £20.00
¶ Leaves £100 in trust for his nephew to be educated in the study of Physick and take a degree, leaving him 'all my Study of Books whatsoever', stipulates pallbearers to have gloves and hatbands, etc.
Sherborne TWO BILLS with printed headings, of Thomas Farrall, Cabinet Maker, Undertaker, Plumbing etc., of Sherborne, for work at the cottages, Long Street, Sherborne. 1882. 4to, together with bundle of other small manuscript bills for reed for thatching, thatching work at Long St., Poor Rate receipts etc. 1879-81. £14.00
Southdown Cottage, Weymouth PENCIL DRAWING on grey paper, heightened with white, showing the cottage in middle distance surrounded by trees. Size 7" x 10". Signed in corner 'E. Morant. 1844.' Mounted on thin card. 1844. £18.00
Stallbridge AN ACT to enable the Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues, to contract for the Purchase and Surrender of Crown Leases and to sell His Majesty's Interest in the Thornhill Estate, in the Parish of Stallbridge.... 11pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1815. £12.00
Stourpaine FEOFFMENT of messuage and lands, and commons of pasture, in Stourpaine, late in the tenure of William Byles deceased, now in the occupation Edith Biles, William Byles of Broadway to Thomas Mew of Iwerne Courtney. Vellum, size 12" x 25", signed by Biles with papered seal on tag. Memorandum on verso, signed by attorney, recording peaceable seisin and possession. 1663. £40.00
¶ Appoints Edmond Frampton and Joseph Hussey his attornies.
Tolpuddle PHOTOGRAPH of a stone tomb with vague outlines of a figure, between two rows of pews. Size 6" x 8", on card mount, which is foxed. The Latin inscription on the tomb is transcribed on verso, with brief sketch. n.d. c1910. £8.00
Wambrook RELEASE IN FEE of Premises in Wambrook Dorset and Grant of a Right of Way, Isaac Deane and his Trustee to Revd. Wm. Palmer. Two large vellum sheets, wax seals. With brief Schedule of deeds. Loosely inserted is LEASE FOR A YEAR, single vellum sheet, 2 wax seals. Ink slightly faded. 1814. £16.00
¶ The land comprised 30 acres part of allotments of land numbered on the map of inclosure, and bounded on by a piece of land called Buenos Ayres, and land belonging to Wadham College.
Wimborne School LEASE for 99 years by the 'Governors of the possessions revenues and good' of the Free Grammar School of Queen Elizabeth in Wimborne Minster, of the Tithes and Tenthes arising out of a capital messuage and five score and five acres of land belonging in Petersham, to Barnabie Leighe of North Court in the Isle of Wight. Vellum, 11" x 17", large wax seal detached and shattered into pieces. Three large brown stains, obliterating some areas of text. 1612. £35.00
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Birtley, Houghton le Spring, Chester le Street, Durham GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No XIII. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size approx. 23«" x 35«", plus margins, fully hand coloured, key in right-hand margin. 1869. £45.00
Bishopley TWO DELIVERY WAY BILLS for delivery of lime. Printed in blue on pale blue paper, size 7" x 4", heading 'Weardale Lime from Bishopley Kilns', ms. inserts for no. of waggon, 'Who for', etc. Stab hole in each. 30th Dec. 1858. £10.00
Durham, Hartlepool, Darlington ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 27/33/34. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 37", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into large 4to marbled wraps, small key plan on front wrap. Small library stamp on verso. 1898. £35.00
¶ The top right hand quarter of the map is sea area.
Low Coniscliffe PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS for Selling by Auction.... by Messrs T. Watson & Son.... A Freehold Close called Little Moor. 2pp, sm. folio, with plan coloured in outline. 1877. £14.00
Teesdale & Co. Publisher MAP OF DURHAM Engraved fully hand-coloured map, size 13" x 16". 1832. £50.00
¶ Shaded in wards.
Walker, Printer SAMMY SLAP THE BILL STICKER and The Maniac. Slip ballad, size 10" x 7", printed in two columns with a woodcut illustration above each song, the first showing a man hitting a woman with a stick while holding on to her apron, the other an archangel figure with a lance and shield. Number 61 bottom left. c1840. £30.00
¶ The Cockney bill poster of the first ballad explains with much innuendo how he has pasted up bills of various actresses all over London, including Ellen Tree, and Madam Vestris. 'The Maniac' has been driven mad by unrequited love.
Walker, Printer WHEN I WAS YOUNG AND FAIR Oh Saw Ye the Lass wi' the Bonny Blue E'en, and 'The American Seranaders'. Ballad sheet, size 9" x 7", printed in two columns, with border, on thin paper, large vignette of two lovers. c1845. £20.00
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Dunmow FOUR ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS TL6622, 6623, 6722, 6723. Scale 25" to 1 mile, size 17" x 17". 1954. £16.00
¶ Covers Porters Hall, Stane Street, Church End, Rookwoods.
Gosfield, Manor of ADMISSION of Allen Canning to a two acre piece of land called Rainbow Field. 3 vellum pages, folio, red margins. Signed by Steward. 1881. £10.00
Little Wakering Hall OBLIGATION BOND of John Holgate of Harkwell, yeoman, to Christopher Parsons of North Shobury, for £80. 1«p., sm folio, folded. Small papered seal. 1765. £26.00
¶ Refers to a Surrender in the Court Baron of the Manor of Little Wakering Hall of tenements called Sayers and closes called Furze Croft and Parksides.
Northfleet, Grays Thurrock, Gravesend ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XCV. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo paper wraps. 1923. £20.00
Purleigh, Althorne, Bridgemarsh Island ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XIX. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo paper wraps. A few snall fields shaded. Second Edition 1897. £16.00
Southend ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 258. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19", plus margins. Hydrographic Dept. stamp in margin. Railways inserted to March 1911. £22.00
Terling, Boreham, Hatfield Peverel ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LVIII. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo cloth wraps, cloth stained. Some fields shaded in watercolour, marked with ink numbers, presumably relating to auction sale. Margins rather grubby. 1881. £20.00
¶ Shows in detail the layout of New Hall, Boreham House, Mowden Hall, Chelmer and Blackwter Canal, Terling Hall.
Theydon Bois, Abridge, Stapleford Abbots ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LVIII. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo paper wraps. Some fields shaded in watercolour, marked with ink numbers, presumably relating to auction sale. 1880. £20.00
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Banbury and Cheltenham Direct Railway AN ACT to empower the Banbury and Cheltenham Direct Railway Company to abandon certain of their authorised railways.... 29pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. First leaf with foxing spots. 1887. £14.00
Cirencester GRAND EVENING CONCERT Programme of Madame Patey's Farewell Tour, Corn Hall, 29th January, 1894. 4to, 4pp on pink paper, with press cutting pinned to margin. Horizontal fold. 1894. £10.00
Coleford LEASE FOR A YEAR of a tenement at Poolway in Coleford, with various pieces of land, including Oak Piece, Pool Field, Tuf Torne, John Howells of Dixton Hadnock in Monmouth and James Howell of Llangarren in Herefordshire, to James Yarworth of Monmouth. Vellum, size 18" x 25", two wax seals. 1815. £16.00
Dibden Farm, Mangotsfield PLAN, PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Valuable Freehold Property known as Dibden Farm situate at Viny Green, in the Parish of Mangotsfield, Glos. comprising about 134 acres.... for Sale by Public Auction at Grand Hotel, Broad Street, Bristol On Thursday, July 14th, 1938. Sm 4to, coloured folding plan, 6pp, original wraps. 1938. £18.00
Gloucester to Hereford Roads AN ACT for Repairing and Widening the Roads from the City of Gloucester to the City of Hereford. Lacks cover leaf, pages numbered 323-343, disbound, some spotting mainly to margins, Black Letter, Act of Parliament. 1726. £18.00
Iron Acton LEASE FOR A YEAR of a dwelling house newly built by William Thomas, with Craddock's Wood and Lawrence's Wood, Arthur Trewman of Westerleigh and others to Walter Chapman of Bristol, Tanner. Vellum, size 17" x 25", engraved heading with coat of arms, signed by 5 parties with wax seals showing an animal. Some slight browning in parts. 1717. £26.00
Jew and Bryant, Printers, Gloucester THE UNDERSIGNED ADDRESS TO THE KING is now lying for Signature, at Mr. Jew's, Bookseller, Westgate Street. Broadside, printed on one side only, size 13" x 8", 3 paragraphs.To the King's Most Excellent Majesty.... Jew and Bryant, Printers, Gloucester. n.d. 1830's. £36.00
¶ '... we beg leave to approach your Royal Person with our earnest prayers that Your Majesty will.... check the avowed purposes of alienating the Revenues of the Church of England and Ireland, and thereby secure the inviolability and integrity of her Establishment...'
Old Sodbuy ASSIGNMENT TO ATTEND THE FEE IN TRUST for Mrs Rebecca Woolnough & others, Ann Bartlett to David Thomas, of the Manor, Grange or farm of Hampsted. 3 vellum sheets, size 24" x 31", 7 good wax seals with busts. 1750. £36.00
¶ With a long description of the various lands. The estate had formerly belonged to William Okey, Brewer, of Bristol. Also involved were Sir William Cann and George Bridges. Rebecca Woolnough was a wealthy widow who married into the Smyth family of Ashton Court, bringing them the Spring Plantation, Jamaica.
St. John Baptist, Gloucester FIVE ORDERS TO REMOVE from the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of St. John Baptist to the Churchwardens in various parishes in Gloucestershire, 1828-32. Five printed forms, with manuscript inserts, printed on one side only, signed by the Churchwardens in the margin, with small wax seals. Folds. 1828-1832. £65.00
¶ The names were Mary Spragg, from Highnam, William Neat, Carpenter, from St. Mary, Gloucester, Harriet Mann (who had been abandoned by her husband Thomas, a Shoemaker) of Badgworth, Martha Allen, of Wotton, and Thomas Holder and Comfort his wife, of Hartpury. Any children are named.
Stratton PARTICULARS WITH PLAN & CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Stratton Estate, Comprising the house and Homestead known as "Salutation House" and 120 acres.... To be Sold by Auction, by Messrs Moore & Hill at the King's Head Hotel, Cirencester, on Wednesday 17th July, 1878. 6pp, folio, folding plan, with coloured outlines. 1878. £28.00
Wheeler (J.C) & Sons, Gloucester SELECT PRICED LIST OF FARM SEEDS of Superior Quality. 1881. 19pp., original printed wraps with decorated with illustrations of vegetables. Attractive title page. Many woodcut illustrations, including two folding plates with very large bold illustrations of a mangel and a swede, one 22" x 10", one 17" x 10". Some silverfish damage at edge of wraps and of last leaf. 1881. £40.00
¶ 'Wheeler's Golden Melon Mangel... abounds in saccharine matter... the flesh is firm, the skin smooth and clear, having a very small top, with leaves of a peculiar metallic lustre. It is altogether a model mangel...'
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Arlesford, Petersfield ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. 300. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19" plus wide margins. Linen-backed. Stamps Board of Agriculture and Fisheries, 'Stock Sheet', in margin. Fully hand-coloured in hundreds. With some amendments in neat red ink, altering lettering of names of hundreds. Initialled in bottom corner. circa 1890. £18.00
Basingstoke DESCRIPTIVE PRICED LIST 1882. Raynbird, Caldecott, Bawtree, Dowling and Company (Limited), Agricultural Seed Merchants. 23pp., 4to, printed wraps with illustrations of medals won on front wrap, three woodcuts of their premises on back wrap. Lists Wheat, Grasses, Swede, Mangel, Clover, feeding stuffs, etc., with prices for each variety, description, advice for sowing. 1882. £26.00
¶ Lists 17 varieties of Agricultural Grasses, for example.
Bramley, Pamber and Monk Sherborne CATALOGUE OF UPWARDS OF 44 ACRES OF USEFUL UNDERWOOD, and upwards of 400 Small Oak, Elm, & Ash Trees & Saplings... To be Sold by Auction... At the Queens College Arms, Pamber End, on Friday, the 18th of November, 1853.... Poster, size 17" x 13«", slightly off-set. H. Cooke & Co., Printers, Oxford, 1853. £18.00
¶ Includes an extensive list of the items in the sale.
Christchurch PARTICULARS of a Valuable Freehold Estate comprising a Marine Residence called Heathercliffe House.... which will be sold by Auction.... 17th of June, 1864.... 2pp., folio, folded, plus folding lithographed plan, by Driver & Son Surveyors, showing the cliffs etc. 1864. £22.00
Collins (Capt. Grenville) TO THE RIGHT HONBLE. EDWARD RUSSELL Admiral of Their Maties. Fleet... This is most humbly dedicated and presented by Capt. Greenvile Collins. Engraved chart of the Isle of Wight, Southampton, Portsmouth, Hayling Island. Size 17" x 22", plus margins. Title cartouche with cherubs, coat of arms, scale bar (scale approx. 2" = 3 miles), compass rose, rhumb lines. Central fold. J. Harris, Sculp. £300.00
¶ Indicates the street plan of Southampton, churches and castles, hills, cliffs in the south of the island, shingle. North of Palgrave is a hill with windmill and chalk pits. A good strong impression on thick paper.
Coupland (J) Publisher HAMPSHIRE ADVERTISER AND SALISBURY GUARDIAN Royal Yacht Club Gazette, Southampton Town and County Herald.... Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp, folded, tax stamp. 21st Feb. 1835. £16.00
¶ Contains adverts for Yachts for sale, property auctions, reports of dinners of local M.P.'s, packet sailings, etc.
Longmead Park, Bishopstoke PARTICULARS, PLANS, VIEWS AND CONDITIONS of this Valuable Freehold Residential or Building Estate, With Mansion House, Lodge, Farmery.... For Sale by Private Treaty... Folio, 6pp., plus folding lithographed hand-coloured plan, and plate with two sepia photographic views of the house and lodge. Printed wraps with view of mansions, front wrap with repaired horizontal tear right across, repaired tears at fold in map, spine of wraps held with archival tape. c1904. £25.00
¶ Includes a page of articles from local papers on the immanent move of the railway works to Eastleigh.
Moll (H) HAMP SHIRE Engraved map. Size 8" x 12", (including figures down sides), plus margins. Reference to Hundreds. Spotting in bottom margin, slightly obtruding onto map at bottom edge, light waterstain at right margin, just affecting figure of Virgo. Two small tears in bottom margin. 1753. £24.00
Portsea OBLIGATION BOND of Joshua Woodman of Portsea, Mariner to Richard Philps of Portsea, Shipwright, for £80. Manuscript, 1p., sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf. Signed by Woodman with small papered seal. 1748. £22.00
Portsmouth, Haling Island PLAN DE PORTSMOUTH et environs. Avec les Rades de Spit Head et de Ste. Helene. Finely engraved plan on thick paper, size 9" x 7", plus margins, later full hand colouring. Small decorative title cartouche with scale bar. Presumably from a French work in several volumes as there is a number 'Tome IV No.7' in the top margin. n.d. Early to mid 18th century. £50.00
¶ Covers Cockham, West Wittering, West Bourne, Havant, 'Entree du Havre de Chichester', Porchester, Alverstoke, 'Ride', 'Troublewel' etc. Indicates roads, high ground, soundings, sand banks, villages, brick-kiln, 'signal de mer' etc.
Southampton DEED TO DECLARE THE USES OF A RECOVERY on Mr. Rowe's Purchase of a messuage called Brownes in Rumsey, with closes of land called Home Close, Ayers, Petty, The Moor, etc., between Rachel Piper, Widow, of Andover, Joseph Waight, Cordwainer, of Andover, William Towsey of Ranville in Rumsey, and others, Devisees of the late Edward Allen late of Skidmore in Rumsey, and William Matthews of The Close, Sarum. Two vellum sheets, size 26" x 30", plus one smaller sheet. Signed by 10 parties with ten small wax seals with impression of a bird, on ten tags. In a large bold hand, in very black ink. Letters in three lines of text slightly rubbed. 1713. £40.00
Southampton LEASE FOR A YEAR of a messuage and garden near Bordles Gate in the parish of St. Michael, John Harris to Thomas Ridding. Vellum, 15" x 22", three wax seals. Vellum rather yellowed. With further lease of 1807 on verso. 1790 and 1807. £18.00
Tichborne ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLII.13. Scale 25" = 1 mile, size 25" x 37". Water features hand-coloured. Corner with Sheet No. clipped away, slight darkening of paper down the left hand 6" of map, pinkish stain about 4" long and less than «" wide. Second Edition 1896. £14.00
¶ Shows River Test, Tichborne House, Gravel Pits, North End.
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Apperley family PEDIGREE OF THE FAMILY OF APPERLEY OF GRAFTON COURT Herefordshire. Manuscript, closely written, in the form of a rough family tree, with extensive notes, from 1660 - early nineteenth century. On sheets of paper glued together, backed with thin cotton, folded, size 21" x 13". No date, mid-nineteenth century. £20.00
¶ Compiled by H.S. Tremenheere, with a note saying it was from information given by his Aunt Anne Apperley, who died in 1849.
Bosbury PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Valuable Freehold Farm known as 'Lower Cold Green'... to be offered for Sale by Auction... 22nd May 1912. 3pp., folio, large folding coloured plan. Folded with docket title. 1912. £20.00
Brilley PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Valuable Freehold Estate 'The Cefn Farm'... to be offered for Sale by Auction.... 20th June, 1906. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title. Large coloured folding plan. Detailed Schedule. 1906. £24.00
Hereford, Kinnersley, Madley, Much Birch THREE SALES PARTICULARS for the sale of 'Swinmore' and 'Yewtree Cottage' in Madley and 'Tabor Court' in Much Birch. 5pp., sm. folio, 1928; for 'Nupton' at Aylestone Hill, 2pp., sm. folio, 1921. 2 items. 1921-28. £16.00
Much Dewchurch PARTICULARS, PLANS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Freehold Ornamental Cottage Residence and Lands known as 'Pool Cottage', which will be offered for sale by Auction by Mr. F.H. Merrick at the Green Dragon Hotel, Hereford.... 25th day of August 1880. 3pp, folio, lacks plan. Loosely inserted is a fine lithograph showing the house with figures on lawn, on thick paper, plate size 5«" x 8", plus margins. 1880. £20.00
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Brent Pelham A COPPY OF MR. ADAM WASHINGTON HIS WILL date 1st August 1665. Will of Adam Washington of Beeches in Brent Pelham. 7 pages, large 4to, tied at top with tape. Beautifully written. Attested copy, 'examined with the original' and signed by James Peters, and Jacob Heatley his servant. 1665. Copy, probably late 18th century. £30.00
¶ Leaves his lands and houses in trust for his children, except for his house in Hatfield at Roe Green and St. Peters parish of St. Albans which he leaves to his brother, a fellow of King's College, Cambridge.
Great and Little Munden EXTRACT FROM CONFIRMED INCLOSURE AWARD of John Nockolds, Land Surveyor. 2p., folio, in MS, relating to Great Souls field Common, Fellowsfield Common, various private carriage roads etc. With schedule. Plain wraps, folded.... together with.... PLAN on tracing paper, scale 3 chains to an inch, 'traced from Inclosure Map', showing various Great Souls field, etc. 1853. £22.00
Rookey and Water Andrews (Manor of) ADMISSION in the Court Baron of George Jennings, Lord of the Manor, of William Wheeler of Ware, Gardener, to a toft in Rushenwetts Lane, Barkway, where a cottage lately stood and is since burnt down, in the place of his late brother Thomas. Vellum, size 8" x 9", blue paper tax stamp. Vellum slightly dust-stained in places. 1762. £24.00
¶ The previous Lord of the Manor was Admiral Sir John Jennings, Commander-in-Chief in the Mediterranean. It descended to his son George in 1743.
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Alconbury AN ACT for Dividing and Inclosing the Open and Common Fields.... within the Parish of Alconbury with Weston, in the County of Huntingdon. 36pp, disbound, Act of Parliament, small portion missing from margin of first leaf, first leaf also slightly spotty. 1791. £22.00
Bowen (E) AN ACCURATE MAP OF THE COUNTY OF HUNTINGDON Divided into its Hundreds.... Illustrated with Historical Extracts relating to its Trade, Manufactures, Natural History &c. not extant in any other Map.... Engraved map, coloured in outline, size 28" x 21", dissected and mounted on linen, trimmed to coloured border, manuscript label in French on verso, edges rubbed. Decorative cartouche with title on masonry, winding river in background, men cutting turf and women and children loading it onto a cart. With table bottom right listing villages with columns for map reference, Lord of Manor, Deanery. Geographical and historical information around map. French label on verso. c1790. £155.00
¶ 'Ramsey Meer produces larger Fish and more in quantity than any of the Meers and Pools in the Fenns... here Pikes of a wonderful bigness are caught...'
Pidley SURRENDER at the Manor Court of Somersham, of various tofts and large pieces of Fen Ground and a cottage, at Pidley, in the Manor of Somersham with the Soak, John Cole of Fenton, copyhold tenant. 2p., folio, manuscript, folded. 1780. £18.00
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Bromley, St. Mary Cray, Farnborough ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XVI. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 35" x 23" plus margins. Linen backed and folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. Several areas shaded. 2" split at edge of fold in linen. Revision of 1930. £16.00
Cranbrook BOND of John Tilden of Cranbrook to George Baker. 1p., folio, 31 lines, in English and Latin. Small wax seal, signed Tilden and two witnesses (including 'Mantle Boughton'). 1729. £26.00
¶ Relates to a house in Hawkhurst.
Croydon, Beckenham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XV. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 44". Linen-backed, dissected and folding to 8vo. Some areas shaded in wash colour. A ten-inch square top left has been pasted with plain paper. Edition of 1930. £17.00
Gravesend PLAN of The Terrace and West Street illustrating the buildings along those streets and the view of the Thames. Hand-coloured, engraved on paper size 5«" x 18", folds. On the left is a good engraving of 'Gardner's Family Hotel & Tavern', size 2" x 4", on the right a plan of Gravesend, size 2" x 5", showing the gardens, River Thames, area of streets between the Custom House and Matthews Quay. In between are elevations of the Thames frontage of The Terrace, showing trees, railings, Custom House, The Thames, and the other side of the Terrace, and elevations of both sides of West Street, with intersecting streets shown, showing the facades of all the buildings in detail, showing all the windows, shop windows, chimneys, gateways etc., all delicately hand-coloured. Each building numbered, with the shops, hotels, taverns etc. named above the building (e.g. 'Messer. Optician Chart Seller & Manufactr. of Quadrants &c.'). c1860. £70.00
¶ There is no imprint. Possibly originally published in some kind of Directory.
Holehaven Creek, Cliffe Canal, Cooling Marshes ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet IV. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36". Linen-backed, dissected and folding to 8vo. Water features hand coloured. First edition. 1869. £17.00
Hooper (S), Publisher SALTWOOD CASTLE, KENT Copper engraving, size 4" x 6", wide margins... together with... Rochester Castle... Allington Castle. 3 items. 1784. £18.00
¶ From 'Grose's Antiquities'.
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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. £110.00
¶ 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.
Bacon's PLAN OF MANCHESTER Size approx 12«" x 18", single fold at centre, printed in 3 colours. Scale 5" to 1 mile. Street index printed down sides. c1885. £20.00
Fleetwood, Lancaster, Barrow-in-Furness ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 58/59/66/67. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 25" x 38", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into large 4to marbled wraps, small key plan on front wrap. Small library stamp on verso. 1898. £36.00
¶ Covers Barrow, Carnforth, Ribchester, Blackpool
Hennett (G) A MAP OF THE COUNTY PALATINE OF LANCASTER, Divided into Hundreds and Parishes, From an Accurate Survey Made in the Years 1828 and 1829 by G. Hennet. Large engraved map, dissected and mounted on linen, scale three-quarters of an inch to one mile, fully hand-coloured in hundreds, with deeper shading at boundaries, park-land, railway lines hand-coloured. Large calligraphic title, fine engraved inset view of the New Custom House, Liverpool. Numbers under towns show distance from London, those along the roads the distances from town to town. Overall engraved surface approx. 63" x 43«", plus margins, on single sheet, dissected and mounted on linen, folding to roy 8vo, folding into marbled endpapers, silk edging. Some light discoloration on title and vignette, and some light brownish off-setting in Morecambe Bay. Inserted in calf slipcase in the form of a book. Bookplate of Sir Tonman Moseley, Rolleston Hall, on endpaper. London. Published by Henry Teesdale and Co., 302 Holborn, May 1, 1830. £450.00
Liverpool DEMISE of Frances Denison's fourth share of houses in Liverpool under the will of Mary Worsley, and assignment of her share to Joseph Denison. 3p., sm. folio. Signed with small red paper seals. 1824. £15.00
¶ Does not indicate where the houses are.
Manchester SIXTEEN COLOUR POSTCARDS with views of central Manchester. Divided backs, mark 'G.D. & D. L' in star on back, white borders. One with small tear. c1910. £12.00
¶ All the same format - possibly from some kind of pack.
Mersey AN ACT to protect the Waters of the Mersey and the Irwell and of certain of their Tributaries from certain Obstructions. 6pp, disbound, first page with some foxing spots, a few marginal tears. Act of Parliament. 1862. £12.00
Oxton CATALOGUE of the Antique & Modern Household Appointments.... of 'Oxton Lawn'.... To be Sold.... 2nd, 4rd, 4th June, 1913. 24pp, 8vo., wraps. 1913. £8.00
Ribble Navigation AN ACT for carrying into effect an Agreement between the Ribble Navigation Company and Sir Thomas George Hesketh Baronet. 7pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1858. £12.00
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Fleckney DEED OF BARGAIN AND SALE of a part of messuage, cottage and lands in Fleckney, Sir Alexander Cave of Baggrave and others to John Halford of Kibworth Beauchamp and Thomas Andrew of Wistow. Vellum size 24" x 29", with a smaller sheet 10" x 24", signed by four parties, only one of the tags still has a wax seal, chipped. Some light waterstaining down part of central fold, not affecting legibility. Large calligraphic initial letter with date inside it. Witnessed on verso. 1627. £38.00
¶ The lands involved were three acres of arable, three poles of meadow, one cow pasture and ten sheep's commons.
Leicestershire County Council DIETARY TABLES Public Assistance Committee. Printed sheet, size 20" x 24", folded, with tables of meals on a four week rotation, with variations for Children, Infirm etc. n.d. 1940's? £8.00
¶ 'Dripping should replace Butter occasionally when a sufficient amount is available'.
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Cockerington, Gosberton, Pinchbeck, Carlton, Cowbitt, Skegness PARTICULARS OF A FREEHOLD ESTATE, To Be Sold by Auction, On Saturday, the 15th Day of August, 1812, At the Red Lion Inn, Boston... Folio, 6pp, With engraved plans on one single and one double-page, plans partly torn at one fold, outer leaf partly soiled, names and prices of lots realised in manuscript. 1812. £45.00
Lincoln AN ACT for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of the several Parishes within the City of Lincoln... and County of the same city... Cover leaf + 52pp., disbound, Act of Parliament. 1796. £20.00
North Kelsey PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF VALUABLE AND DESIRABLE Freehold & Tithe Free Estates Siuate at NORTH KELSEY.... Late the property of Sir John Nelthorpe.... Farm Houses, Cottages, Farms and Lands consisting in the whole 1,205a 2r. 38p. Which will be offered for Sale by Auction by Mr. C.J. Calthrop at the Corn Exchange, in Brigg,... On Thursday, the 12th September, 1867. Large coloured folding plan, 13pp, folio, folded, docket title. outer leaf slightly dusty. W.T. Tubby, Gray's Inn, 1867. £35.00
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Barnes RELEASE of the Freehold and Covenant to Surrender the Copyhold parts of a capital messuage and lands at Barnes, Henry Hoare of South Tawton, Devon, to James Pooley. Three large vellum sheets, includes coloured sketch plan by J. Blore, Surveyor, Brompton, size 10" x 11", showing Barnes Green with ponds, buildings, fields, names of adjoining owners. 1846. £18.00
British Museum AN ACT to carry into Effect the Will of Richard Payne Knight Esquire, so far as relates to a Bequest... of a Collection of Coins, Medals, and other valuable Articles, to the British Museum... 3pp., sm. folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1824. £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
Gibson, Merchant, London JOURNAL 4to notebook, so titled in MS on front board, marbled boards, morocco spine, rubbed. Decorative engraved cartouche on first page, with globe, books etc, and MS title 'William Gibson's Book September 22nd 1857.' with verse on 'The man of trade'. 49p, carefully written, listing items bought and sold, with names of vendors & purchasers, with cash totals, sums lent upon bond etc. The first 24 pages are headed 'London' and dated from Jan. 1st to Mar. 31st 1858, the following pages headed Jamaica, Lisbon, New York, and other ports, with lists of goods etc. 1858. £45.00
¶ Goods bought and sold in London include tobacco, hops, madiera, sherry, Lisbon, Oporto and French wine, cloth such as 'Norwich crepe', 'sagathee' paper, tankards, pepper, etc. e.g. 'This day Richard Remnant offered to Pay me for the 16 Pipes of Sherry sold to him yesterday....' Possibly written as a student exercise.
Greenwich Chest AN ACT for improving the Funds of the Chest at Greenwich and amending an Act passed in the Forty-third Year of His present Majesty, relating to the said Chest. Pages numbered 945-947, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1806. £12.00
Grosvenor Gardens House PARTICULARS, PLANS, AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Valuable Freehold Property.... GROSVENOR GARDENS HOUSE, 23, 25, 27, 29, 31, 33, 35, 37, 41, 43, and 45, Grosvenor Gardens, 44, 46, 48, and 52, Buckingham Palace Road and 17, Ebury Street, S.W.1. Comprising :- An Imposing and dignified Pile, Banks, Shops and Suites of High-Class Offices.... Half-an-Acre.... Warmington & Co. are favoured with instructions to offer this Valuable Property for Sale by Auction, on Thursday, the 9th day of May, 1946..... Folio, with 6 coloured plans, 5 of which are folding, 8pp, original printed wraps. 1946. £26.00
Hampstead (Manor of) THE VIEW OF FRANKPLEDGE WITH THE GENERAL COURT BARON of Robert Fellowes Esq. Lord of the said Manor... Admission of Thomas Marsh to a cottage and ten rods of land, on the death of his father Robert. Manuscript on vellum, size 13" x 10", spotty in places. Signed by Thomas Bridge, Steward. 1763. £18.00
Monumental Sculptors THE CARRARA MARBLE & GRANITE WORKS Gaffin, Sculptors, 63 Regent Street. Advertising booklet comprising three thick card boards, 7«" x 5", with 5 photographs of large grave sculpture (Celtic cross, angel etc.) Text on verso of last board describing their service. The boards tied with black silk ribbon. c1890. £25.00
¶ 'Mausoleums, Chapels, Temples, Pulpits, Fonts... etc.'
Poplar BILL FOR FUNERAL EXPENSES John Carter's bill to Executors of Elizabeth Talbot, died October 17 1829 aged 83 years, for funeral expenses. 2p 4to, black border, receipt attached. 1829. £16.00
¶ Includes coffin, '12 trunceons and wands', '2 cloaks for coachmen', 'paid bell and certificate Kensington'... etc.
Rocque (John) A MAP OF THE COUNTY OF MIDDLESEX Reduced from an Actual Survey in four Sheets By John Rocque... Scale 1" to 1 mile. Engraved on one sheet, size 20" x 27", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to small 4to. Scale bars of miles, perches and 'lieues commune'. Title cartouche with title in English and French, with either side a well-dressed man with a way-wiser and a naked cherub using a theodolite, in front of a country scene with trees, cottage, gate. Cartouche top right with information about the county in English and French. Small light buff splash mark on Hampton Court, and small light stain at left edge of scale bars. Small hole in linen at two points where folds meet. Published by J. Rocque in the Strand. Price 2s 6d. 1757. £500.00
¶ Scarce. This single sheet reduction of the four-sheet map of 1754 was separately published.
Royal Kitchen Gardens, Kensington AN ACT to authorize Her Majesty's Commissioners of Woods to grant Building Leases of the Royal Kitchen Garden at Kensington, and to form and improve other Royal Gardens... Disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E.Eyre, and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1841. £12.00
South Kensington, Pimlico etc. PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Leasehold Ground Rents and House Properties situate in Various Parts of London.... to be sold by Auction.... on 6th day of December, 1882. 8pp, folio, some tears at folds. 1882. £14.00
¶ Includes sale of houses in Paulton Sq., Chelsea, Cavendish Square, Castelnau Villas, Barnes, The Cock Tavern, Hampstead Road.
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
Westminster BOND Matthews Beachcroft Esq., Merchant, to Brook Watson, Alderman, of London, and Robert Rashleigh of London, Merchant, Esqrs., for securing an annuity. On paper, 2p., sm. folio. Folded with docket title. Signed by Matthews Beachcroft, and Thos. Rashleigh, Hatton Gardens, with small wax seal. Relates to the immanent marriage of Beachcroft and Sarah Webber of Manchester Buildings, Westminster, stating that his heirs and executors should pay an annuity of £300 per annum to Sarah after his death. 1786. £25.00
¶ Sir Brook Watson (1735 - 1807), went to sea as a young man and lost his leg to a shark at Havana. He later became an M.P. for London, and Lord Mayor.
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
Whitechapel OBLIGATION BOND of Jonathan Rye of Goodmansfield in Whitechapel to Willymott Terry of Limehouse for £318. 1p. sm. folio, small wax seal, signed by 3 witnesses including Martha Hanslapp and Rachel Buckly. Refers to indenture made between Rye and Carolina his wife, daughter of Alexander Norwood late of Chilston, Kent, Robert Hanslapp of London and Willymott Terry. 1701. £25.00
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Penrose APPOINTMENT AND RELEASE of Twy Shaw and Twy Kenol Estates in the County of Monmouth upon Trust, Thomas Jones of Twyshaw in Tregare to Richard Lewis of Lantillio Crosinney and other Trustees. 11p., folio, folded. 1817. Contemporary copy. £17.00
Moral philosophy COMMONPLACE BOOK of notes on Greek philosphers, theology etc. 36 pages, 8vo, cloth boards with Latin motto in gilt on front board and motto 'Divinum parcere' under a cross on back board. Written on rectos only, some notes in pencil. 'Cambridge 1848' written in very small letters on front paste-down. Small split at hinge at bottom of spine. c1850. £24.00
Wood (William Bryan) PLAN OF THE PARISH OF RAGLAN in the County of Monmouth. Lithographed map on two separate sheets, overall size of map 36" x 55", plus wide margins. Border, scale bar. Large calligraphic title. Scale 1" = 6ft. Shows individual buildings, with garden plots, etc., fields, roads, rivers, woodland, parkland, each field and property numbered. Small repaired tear in margin top left. Standidge & Co. Litho. 77 Cornhill, London. 1843. £220.00
¶ Covers area from Tyreos and Llanwilka in the West to Warrage and Lower Argoed in the East. Wood is listed in Eden's 'Dictionary of Land Surveyors' as having been in Barnbridge from 1839-1850.
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East Bradenham POSTER. Sale of the Freehold Small Country Dwelling House known as The White House, East Bradenham.... Which W.S. Hall & Palmer, have received instructions.... to Sell by Public Auction at the Wayland Hall, Watton on Wednesday, Jan. 7th, 1942. Size approx. 26«" x 17". folded. Harvey and Sons, Printers, Watton: 1942. £14.00
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
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
Yarmouth POWER OF ATTORNEY of Christopher Ames to his wife Sara Ames to sell the house they own standing in Cobs Rowe in Yarmouth, purchased four years ago from his father John Ames. 1p., 4to, blank conjoint leaf, small papered seal, signed by Ames, and witnesses. Rotterdam, 1649. £38.00
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Byfield AN ACT for dividing and Inclosing the Open and Common Fields, Common Pastures.... within the Manor, Parish, and Liberties, of Byfield and Westrup.... 42pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1778. £22.00
Northampton, Maidwell ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 185. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Linen-backed and folding into sm. 8vo marbled endpapers. c1890. £17.00
Orlingbury, Finedon, Wellingborough ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXII S.E, S.W, etc. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Linen-backed and folding into sm. 4to marbled wraps. Water features hand-coloured. In cloth-covered slipcase. 1886. £30.00
Oundle RELEASE AND QUITCLAIM whereby Simon Dickens, Francis, Bridgett and Ann Dickens release any claim on the lands of their deceased father William Dickens, late of Wormington, and acknowledge receipt of their share of the sale proceeds. Single folio sheet, folded, signed by four parties, witnessed, small wax seals. 1720. £22.00
Peterborough ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Northamptonshire Part of Sheet VIII, etc. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 18", plus margins. Contours in red. Revision of 1925 with additions in 1950. £10.00
¶ Covers the town centre, Old Fletton, Longthorpe, Eastfield.
Tait (George) KETTERING CHURCH Fine measured architectural drawing. In ink and pale grey wash on paper size 19" x 24", comprising a view 'Transverse Section Looking West and Elevation of the Tower and Spire', with measurements, in border 17" x 12", the spire reaching to the border and its tip shown separately, and on the right in border 9" x 6", 'Details of Windows &c Enlarged', showing detail of stone tracery, profile of buttresses, floral decoration etc., all with measurements. n.d. circa 1880. £70.00
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Alnwick, Otterburn ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 5/6/8/9. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 25" x 38", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into marbled paper wraps, large 4to. Small library stamp on verso. 1897. £32.00
¶ Covers Alnham, Embleton, Longhirst, Falstone. About one eighth of the map is blank, being on the Scottish side of the border.
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.... Pages numbered 41-64, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1799. £12.00
Haltwhisle, Morpeth, Newcastle ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 13/14/19/20. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 25" x 38", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into large 4to marbled endpapers. Small library stamp on verso. 1898. £35.00
Holy Island, Wooler, Berwick-upon-Tweed ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 1/2/3/4. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 26" x 37", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into large 4to marbled wraps, small key plan on front wrap. Small library stamp on verso. 1897. £32.00
Morpeth PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Desirable Freehold Estate called Ingo Estate, Situate about Fourteen Miles from Morpeth... Comprising A Good Farm House, Out Houes &c, and about Two Hundred Acres of Arable, Meadow and Pasture Land... Mr James Clasper, Tenant... the Inexhaustible Seam of Coals, and Valuable Lime Quarry which with the Colliery are let at Forty Pounds... Which will be Sold by Auction by Mr Christie, at his Great Room in Pall Mall... 25th August, 1791... 3pp., size 8" x 7", plus docket title on verso. Fold. 1791. £85.00
Ormiston & Glass, Stationers, Publisher NEWCASTLE AND VICINITY 12 photolitho views on folding strip, folding into heavily embossed boards, 4" x 6". Front board rather faded. c1880. £15.00
Rudchester THE PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold Tythes, situate at Rudchester, in the parish of Ovingham... Eight Miles from Newcastle, which will be Sold by Auction, By Mr. Burton on Thursday the 20th of November, 1794... at the Rainbow, Coffee-House, Cornhill, London. 2pp. sm. folio, plus docket title. Folds. Includes Schedule of the property listing 26 fields, roads etc., with acreage. 1794. £95.00
Sunderland, Seaham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 21 (formerly 105 S.E). Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 14" x 19". 'Record Map' stamp in top margin. Published 1863. £18.00
¶ About half the map is sea area.
Whittingham, Ingram, Alnham COPY MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT of Alexander Collingwood and Dorothy Lawson, 1691. Closely written on 5 sides of large folio, folded with docket title, signed as a true copy, 1755. Paper slightly darkened in places. 1755. £40.00
¶ Details various manors, mansion house, houses, farms, etc. This was no doubt the family of Vice-Admiral Cuthbert Collingwood, who was according to the D.N.B 'of an old Northumberland family which had fallen into reduced circumstances'.
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Bampton PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF TWO VALUABLE INCLOSURES..... Containing 17a. 2r. 8p.... Situate in the Parish of Bampton, To be Sold by Auction, by Messrs. Jonas Paxton & Geo. Castle, At the Fleece Inn, Witney, On Thursday, the 2nd of August, 1866.... Folio, 4pp, completed manuscript Memorandum, folded. 1866. £12.00
ADMISSION OF DISSENTERS TO OXFORD Baxter, Oxford, Printer THE OXFORD DECLARATIONS Pamphlet 4pp., folio (size 19" x 12"), woodcut of University arms, setting out three Declarations of 1834:- of the Heads of Houses and Proctors, of the Members of the University, and the Members of Convocation and Bachelors of Civil Law, each with list of those signing and their college and (for the first two Declarations) their status. A few minor marginal tears, horizontal fold. 1834. £40.00
¶ The signatories believed that, if passed, the Bill before Parliament to allow non-Anglicans to enter the Universities would 'by dissolving the union between the University and the Church of England.... impair the efficiency and endanger the security, of both.'
Shipton RECEIPT of Robert Wisdome of Shipton Gent., to Edward Hastings of Shipton Gent., for £160, the sum mentioned in an indenture of bargain and sale and release between his wife Anne Wisdome and Edward Hastings. 16 lines on 1p, small 4tom blank conjoint leaf, signed by Wisdome with small wax seal with coat of arms, witnessed with 5 signatures. 1691. £32.00
St. Martins, Oxford ASSIGNMENT of the Estate and Effects of Joseph Wickens of the Parish of St. Martin in the City of Oxford, Cordwainer, dealer and Chapman, a Bankrupt, to Samuel Jackson of Windmill St., London, Currier, Maurice Blackford of Wantage, Cordwainer, John Coleman of Oxford, Currier. On paper, 3 pages size 22" x 15", signed by Commissioners and assignees with small papered seals. 1797. £28.00
¶ Wickens is described as having for two years carried on the 'business of a cordwainer by buying of Leather and working up and converting the same into Shoes Boots and Vandykes'.
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Bath Victualler PROBATE of the Will and Codicil of William Howell decd. 3 vellum sheets size 25" x 30, plus smaller printed certificate with manuscript inserts, papered seal of Archbishop of Canterbury. 1849. £16.00
¶ Refers to his house in Larkhall Place and his stock in trade at his premises in Upper Boro Walls.
Bridgwater Bay ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XX. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size approx. 24" x 35", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo marbled endpapers. Border at top and right only. A strong dark impression. Pub. 11th Oct., 1809, later, c1810-20. £45.00
¶ Covers Porlock, North Petherton, Weston-super-Mare. Corresponds to Margary State 2.
Broomfield LEASE of a messuage or tenement and meadow and pasture land and wood in Broomfield, lately occupied by John Pyleman, William Knapman of Throwleigh and John Badford of Tackbeare, in Devon, to Christopher Symcock. In English, vellum, size 9" x 12", signed by Knapman, wax seal bound with cloth and string, on tag, indented top edge. 1557. £46.00
¶ From the reign of Phillip and Mary.
Cotterell (H.F) drawn by MAP OF THE CITY OF BATH. Folding lithographed map, size 11" x 12", folding onto sm. 8vo printed board. With key to Public Buildings and Churches. c1874. £25.00
¶ Covers Richmond Place, Bloomfield Terrace, Twerton Suspension Bridge.
Dolby Drawn by WELLS CATHEDRAL, SOUTH WEST VIEW. Tinted lithograph, size approx. 8«" x 10«", plus margins, some spotting mainly to margins. Published by G. Backhouse, Wells: c184-. £60.00
¶ Shows some people in the fore-ground.
Evercreech AN ACT for authorizing and enabling Sales to be made of Estates, respectively situate in the Parishes of Evercreech, East Pennard, and in Bruton... devised by the Will of Thomas Sampson Esquire, deceased.... 34pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1845. £15.00
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
Hawkridge AUCTION HANDBILL advertising sale of Overland Tenements comprising fee simple of pasture land called West Shercombe, 2 acres of wood on Hawkridge Common, and 40 acres known as Shercombe Allotment. Sm. folio, folded, off-setting. 2p. manuscript conditions of sale attached. 1835. £24.00
Highbridge HIGHBRIDGE HARBOUR File of correspondence of the South Western & Midland Railway Companies, Somerst & Dorset Joint Line. 1889-1923. Comprises memoranda and letters, and a few telegrams, some original on headed notepaper of the company, some copies on flimsy paper, many from the Engineer's Office at Waterloo. Includes large poster for sale of four barges. A few later documents typewritten, but mostly handwritten. Approx. 200 pages, mainly 4to. Some flimsy sheets have become browned, and slightly brittle at the edges. 1889 - 1923. £110.00
¶ Among the matters covered by the correspondence are: the arrival of boats into the harbour ('I wired you this afternoon that you might have the 'Leopard' for 10 days...'); work on dredging and deepening of cuts; employment of labourers and wages; movement of water 'flushing out' harbour, etc. For example the Engineers Office at Waterloo wrote on 26th Sept. 1898 'Are you aware that since Sept. 96 the hire of the steamer 'May Flower' has cost £432.... I really think you ought to seriously consider our position... something less costly should be devised for keeping the harbour & cut sufficiently clear of mud...'. A number of letters concern the 'clyces': 'Will you please note that so far this week we have not had a flush of water down through the Harbour. Although... the water in the Moors is at an unusually low level, the Commissioner gave instructions to their Clyce Gatekeeper 'Long' to raise their doors....'. The Harbour finally closed in 1955.
Hunstrete Estate TIMBER SALE 700 Timber Trees to be Offered for Sale by Tender, Situate on the Hunstrete Estate.... comprising some Very Fine Ash, Oak & Elm Beech, S. Chestnut, Alder, Aspen and Walnut.... Sale leaflet, 3pp., 8vo, listing 4 Lots, with details of situation. December 1890. £9.00
(Lansdown, Henry Venn) CHARLECOMBE CHURCH, NEAR BATH Monochrome watercolour, unsigned, size 10" x 13" (painted right to the edge of paper), on card mount, overall size of mount 17" x 23". Shows chapel with figures in front, cows sheltering under tree. c1850. £150.00
¶ Henry Venn Lansdown was the author of 'Recollections of the late William Beckford'. Meehan used similar watercolours by Lansdown from his own collection to illustrate 'Famous Houses of Bath and District'.
Long Ashton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. VI.5. size approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Linen backed. Some red lines marked around Long Ashton, probably pipe lines. A few small ink spots, and some minor surface creasing and grubbiness. Edition of 1903. £18.00
¶ Shows Ashton Court, Bower Ashton, Long Ashton, New Barn.
Lyncombe Hill, Bath AUCTION POSTER. Desirable Freehold Investment. Messrs Powell & Powell will sell by Auction on the premises on Wednesday, 8th Day of July, 1874.... all that substantially-built and commodious residence. No 5, Augustus Place, otherwise Augusta House, Lyncombe Hill.... Size approx. 40" x 25", folded, some wear to folds, couple of splits affecting a few letters. J. Keene, Printer, Bath. 1874. £18.00
Marriott (J.W), Printer THE TAUNTON COURIER and Western Advertiser. 8pp., red tax stamp. Recent owners name in top margin. Front page slightly browned, worm hole and brownish stain running through all pages. December 3, 1834. £9.00
¶ Contains auction notices, sale of navy timber at Bishops Hull, report of Agricultural Show at Castle Green, etc.
Mendip Hills Mining Company Limited CERTIFICATE OF ONE SHARE No. 895. Printed in brown on thin paper, oblong 8vo size, printed with the name of Thomas Short Wright, signed by Edw. H. Barwell, Chairman, and with the embossed stamp of the Company. 14th Nov. 1856. £38.00
¶ For the partnership of Edward Barwell and T.S. Wright see Gough's 'The Mines of Mendip' p184, p193.
Nailsea ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. V.6. size approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Edition of 1932. £10.00
¶ Shows Nailsea, Wraxall House, Birdcombe Court.
Nynehead ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT of W. de C. Prideaux's article for 'Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological Society' article (Vol LVIII), on 'An early portion of the Churchwarden's Accounts of All Saints, Nynehead (1668-1684).' 49 foolscap sheets, written in ink on one side only, held at corners with metal clips, folded horizontally. 1913. £30.00
Pitminster AN INVENTORY TAKEN AT LOWTON in the parish of Pitminster the 26th day of May 1830 by William Buncombe and John Colman on the Live Stock, Corn, Implements of Husbandry, Cider, Casks, &c, the Property of the Late Thomas Southwood. 2p., folio, in a clear hand, with prices in neat column.... together with... Amount of Rents Due to Thomas Southwood from his Tenants.... May 12th 1830. lists 29 tenants, with sums due. 1p., folio. 1830. £36.00
Syer (J), drawn by & Hawkins (G) lith. BATH, FROM BEACON HILL Tinted lithograph. Size approx. 11" x 17", plus margins (which are narrow at sides), on thick paper. Some small light foxing spots in sky area and below title. Small tear less than 1" long in bottom margin, in surface of paper only, small crease at bottom left corner, not affecting engraving. Pub. Everitt, Pulteney Bridge (1850) £70.00
¶ A fine view across the whole city. Shows two figures seated in foregraound, the river, terraces of house, Abbey in distance, train on railway at left. This lithograph was published separately and offered by Everitt at 4s each, 7s 6d coloured.
Taunton & Minehead ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Fifth Edition. Sheet No. 129. 1" to 1 mile. 'Bookfold' format. Blue and black Ellis Martin Cover with hiker. 1935. £8.00
Taunton Roads AN ACT for amending the several Roads leading from the Town of Taunton, in the County of Somerset. Black Letter. Cover leaf + 26pp, recent cloth boards. Act of Parliament. 1752. £18.00
Walton in Gordano ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. IV.4. size approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Water features and buildings hand-coloured. Linen backed. First edition. 1885. £30.00
¶ Shows Walton in Gordano Village, Conygar, Court Hill.
Watchet Harbour AN ACT for further continuing the Duties granted and continued by several Acts.... for repairing the Harbour and Key of Watchett, in the County of Somerset. Black Letter. Cover leaf + 8pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1770. £18.00
Wells TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION at the White-Hart Inn, Glastonbury... 24th of August... All That Farm Called Hay Farm Comprising a good Farm-House with a Garden Orchard, Meadow, Pasture and Arable Ground.... Containing about 70 Acres, Situate near Coxley Pound... Handbill, size 5" x 9", lists eight lots with field names, acreage. Name of purchaser of each lot added in ink. Light creasing. Hewitt, Printer, Glastonbury, August 5th 1812. £40.00
Wookey (Manor of) LEASE of five and a half acres of arable or pasture land called Calve's Close formerly parcel of Marley Grounds in Wookey, part of the Manor of Wookey, Denys Rolle of Shapwick to Joseph Middleham of Wells, yeoman. Vellum, size 23" x 29", large engraved heading with coat of arms, good wax seal with coat of arms. Signed on behalf of Rolle by John Walter. 1765. £30.00
¶ Stipulates that no land which had been pasture for twenty years was to be ploughed, rights of Plough Bote, Gate Bote and Style Bote, tenant's attendance at Manor Courts etc.
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Alton Towers FARMS &c NEAR ALTON TOWERS To be Sold by Auction, By Mr Pegg, at the Bull's head Inn, In Alton... 25th day of September, 1832... the following Truly Valuable Property.... Poster, size 20" x 14". Many creases, some very light off-setting, one 5" tear in text and two small tears repaired neatly on verso. Gives details of 5 Lots, with field names, acreages, occupiers. 23rd August 1832. £26.00
¶ 'The property is situated... about a quarter of a Mile from the Lodge of Alton Towers, the residence of the Earl of Shrewsbury, and Lot 1 is nearly surrounded by his Lordship's domain.
Standon (Manor of) EXTRACT FROM THE AWARD OF THE COMMISSIONERS appointed by An Act of Parliament passed in the 46th Geo. 3rd for inclosing Lands in the Manors of Knightley and Mill Meece and in or adjoining the Manor of Standon otherwise Stawn in the County of Stafford. Four vellum sheets, size 23" x 27", tied with pink tape at corner, plus manuscript plan and description on fifth sheet of same size. Plan fully coloured, size 19" x 10", scale approx. 6 chains to 1 inch, showing allotment of common and open fields in green and red, roads, river, names of adjoining owners. To the side of the map is 'Description of Roads' (with letters referring to Plan), 'Exchanges', and table 'Description of Allotments' giving situation, to whom allotted, quantity. Loosely inserted is the 1806 Act of Parliament 'An Act for Inclosing Lands in the Manors of Knightly and Mill Meece, 1806.' 17pp., plus cover leaf with docket title, separately paginated. 1811. £90.00
¶ The body of the Award lists the Allotments with names of holders in margin, with reference to plan. The Lady of the Manor was Elizabeth Dibbs.
Tamworth LEASE FOR A YEAR of 'all that farm or tenement or Mease Place whereon a messuage formerly stood' in Wigginton, part of a farm called Burkley's and a cottage in Cumberford, Hugh Annerley of Clifton Campville to Humphrey Woodcock. Vellum, size 14" x 20", good wax seal showing a bird with a branch in its beak. Some slight yellowing of vellum. 1756. £22.00
Uttoxeter, Burton on Trent ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXII S.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14" plus very wide margins. c1880. £18.00
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Jansson (J) SUFFOLCIA Vernacula Suffolke. Decorative hand-coloured copper engraved map, size 16" x 20", plus wide margins. Pasted at edges to thin paper. Latin text on verso. Elaborate title cartouche with boar and deer, cherubs, and nine coats of arms, scale bar with waterfowl, rabbit, compass rose with rhumb lines, two sailing ships. 'Joannes Janssonius Excudit' bottom centre. Central fold, with some browning down fold from hinge on verso. Paper uniformly slightly darkened, possibly where map once framed and left in the sunlight, altough hand-colouring is bright and unfaded. Traces of a light crease running diagonally across left bottom corner. c1650. £120.00
¶ Cheap copy of a very attractive map. Registration Nnn on verso.
Rishangles PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of three substantial cottages with large gardens... for Sale by Auction... 5th October, 1874. 3pp, folio, folded. 1874. £8.00
Ufford OBLIGATION BOND of Thomas Underwood of Ufford, Baker, and Andrew Blake of Whiton, Farmer to Nathaniel Whimper, Gentleman, for £600. 1p., sm folio, printed with ms. inserts, two small wax seals with busts. With a memorandum on verso signed by Nathaniel Whimper stating the bond relates to a four-part indenture made between those parties and Revd. William Garrood of Belstead. 1774. £22.00
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Charlwood ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XLI. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into cloth 8vo wraps. Roads, water features and some buildings hand-coloured. Large areas neatly colour washed in different shades, presumably relevant to property sales, and marked with dates. Surveyed 1873, revised 1895-6. £25.00
¶ Covers Gatwick Race-course, Rusper, Horley.
Croydon CROYDON GUARDIAN and Surrey County Gazette. 8pp. Broadsheet newspaper. Spine torn down 8". Folded in four. May 1, 1880. £7.00
¶ Includes report on meeting of Croydon Board of Guardians, Croydon Microscopical and Natural History Club, etc.
Croydon PARTICULARS of Sixty five plots of Freehold Building Land, forming the Remaining Portion of the Lebanon Road Estate, which will be Sold by Auction.... Wednesday 7th March, 1900. 4pp, folio, folded, includes completed memorandum. With large coloured folding plan loosely inserted. 1900. £26.00
Great Bookham, Ripley ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Parts of sheets XXV, XVII, XVIII. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, made up of quarter sheets, contours in red. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into cloth 8vo wraps, which are partly darkened. Edition of 1919. £18.00
¶ Shows Leatherhead Court, Effingham, West Horsley, Eastwick Park, Ockham Park, R.H.S. Gardens at Wisley.
North Downs, Weald GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. VIII. Fully hand-coloured map, size 24" x 36", scale 1" to 1 mile, key in margin. Linen-backed, folding into marbled wraps which are faded and rubbed, Stanford label. Geologically surveyed the Secondary rocks by F. Drew, the Tertiary beds by T.R. Polwhele... Published 1862. The Drift surveyed by W. Whitaker... Published December 1887. £95.00 -- See Illustration
Shalford SURVEY and valuation of Timber.... requisite to be cut for the preservation of the growth of other Timber.... Nore Estate, belonging to Hen. Austen. Letter sent to Austen, with Guildford straight-line postmark from J. Tewsley, Surveyor. 1p, lists 2 lots of four types of tree each, with values. Hole in paper where seal opened, missing word attached to seal at bottom of letter. 1810. £8.00
SPENCER FAMILY Wimbledon (Manor of) DEED OF COVENANT AND RELEASE George John Earl Spencer and Lord Viscount Althorp to Charlotte Marryat and Joseph Marryat, of rights in the Manor of Wimbledon relating to the Mansion House called Wimbledon House and 93 acres, occupied by Charlotte Marryat. Single vellum sheet, 23" x 29", signed 'Spencer' and 'Althorp' with two wax seals. 1852. £30.00
¶ Concerns the right to dig in or carry materials over Wimbledon Common in order to improve or repair their garden.
Wonersh ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXII, made up of quarter sheets, Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into cloth 8vo wraps. Roads, water features and some buildings hand-coloured. 3 small areas neatly colour washed in different colours, presumably relevant to property sales, and marked with dates. Second edition 1897. £22.00
¶ Covers Bramley, Shere, Gomshall.
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Bexhill PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of 18 Plots of Freehold Building Land, and Four Freehold Cottages.... part of the Honies Estate, Which will be offered for Sale by Auction... the 15th day of June, 1881.... 4pp., folio, folds, prices and purchasers inked in, last page spotty. Loosely inserted is coloured manuscript plan of the lots by A. Dray, Surveyor, Hastings, with later additions such as name of Road (Beaconsfield), price of lots etc. 1881. £18.00
Bexhill PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of.... Detached & semi-Detached Houses and A Pair of Unfinished Semi-Detached Villas... in a high and bracing position at Gunter's Road.... for sale by Auction at the Bell Hotel.... October 6th, 1892. 4pp, folio, last page spotty. 1892. £14.00
Brighton, Horsham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet IX. Size 24" x 36", linen-backed and folding into 8vo endpapers, slightly chipped. Two roads coloured brown. Some slight discoloration at corner of 2 sections. Electrotype 1875. £32.00
Walberton PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of 38 Acres... of Freehold Land Admirably Adapted for a Building Site... for Sale by Auction... 29th May, 1893. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title, coloured folding plan. 1893. £26.00
Winchelsea, Hawkhurst, Seaford ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet V. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size approx. 24" x 36", linen-backed and folding into 8vo endpapers. Some brownish spots. Electrotyped 1876. £30.00
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Birmingham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold Building Land and Buildings, In and Near Icknield Square... Houses in Icknield Street West and Icknield Square... for Sale by Auction... At the Hen and Chickens Hotel, New Street... 23rd October, 1866. 7pp., folio, folded with docket title, fine large folding hand-coloured plan. 1866. £45.00
Kenilworth PENCIL DRAWING Size 11" x 15", on thick paper, showing ruins with lane leading through gate, surrounded by trees, titled in bottom corner 'part of Kenilworth Castle'. n.d. c1860. £25.00
¶ Very well drawn, with the drawing taking up most of the paper.
Murray (T) MAP OF WARWICKSHIRE Engraved map, hand-coloured in outline, 18" x 14". Scale 3" = 10 miles. 1830. £35.00
Swinford Regis (Manor of) SURRENDER of a cottage, at a Court Baron for the Manor, John Danser to Thomas Danser of Wordsley. Vellum, size 8" x 9", in a clear hand, in Latin. Wax seal on thin tag... together with... ADMITTANCE of Elizabeth Danser daughter and heir of Thomas Danser, hatter, of Wardsley in the Manor of Swinford Regis to a cottage with garden and 7 acres and fields called Cookenhill Field, Nash Field, Nagers Field and Lower Field, John Hodgetts, Steward. 1751. In Latin in a clear attractive hand on vellum, size 6" x 11", signed by steward with small wax seal with anchor. 2 items. 1683 and 1751. £45.00
¶ Swinford Regis later became known as Kingswynford.
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Alderbury MAP of Alderbury Hundred. Hand coloured engraved map, size 15" x 10", border at top and bottom. Small piece torn from top right corner, just affecting border, 1" repaired tear at top edge. 1844. £18.00
¶ From Hoare's 'Modern Wiltshire'.
Beckhampton, Swindon, Blunsden Roads AN ACT for more effectually repairing, widening, altering, and improving the Road at or near Beckhampton, and from the North Side of Swindon to the Carpenters Arms in Blunsden.... 28pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1799. £14.00
Bedwyn PARTICULARS of Upper Vernham Rowe Farm and Henley Farm. 6pp., 4to. Traces of vertical fold. Folding plan. 1928. £12.00
¶ 'Comprises a Suitable Farmhouse with Two Sets of Buildings, Eleven Cottages and about 487 acres'.
Calne PARTICULARS OF CONDITIONS OF SALE of Highly Important First Class Freehold Business premises Situate in the Market Place and large Warehouses & Premises in the New Road..... to sell by Auction, On Wednesday, the 18th day of June, 1890.... Folio, 3pp. 1890. £12.00
Chippenham AN ACT for Vesting the Messuages and Hereditaments settled on the Marriage of Henry Burnet, Esquire.... to convey the same to Henry James Brooke.... and for laying out the Money to arise by such sale in the purchase of other Estates.... 11pp, disbound, Act of Parliament.. 1813. £12.00
¶ Refers to premises in St. Mary Street.
Compton Chamberlain parish ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LXV.10. size approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Buildings, roads and water features hand coloured. Some minor edge tears at right. 'Record Map' stamp in margin. Zincographed 1887. £24.00
¶ Shows Compton House and lake, Dinton Mill, Maurice Hatches, Dinton Station.
Dunworth MAP of Dunworth Hundred. Engraved, size 12" x 17", plus margins, central fold. Offsetting. 1844. £20.00
¶ From Hoare's 'Modern Wiltshire".
FOUR DAYS' SALE PARTICULARS OF THE ERLESTOKE ESTATE Erlestoke Estate PARTICULARS, PLANS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Properties in the parishes of Edington, Bratton, East Coulston, Marston, Potterne, Worton, Great Cheverell and Erchfont Embracing an Area of Nearly 7,400 Acres, Comprising A Residential and Sporting Estate, XIVth Century Priory House, Fourteen Excellent Dairy Farms.... Practically the Whole of Four Villages.... to be Offered for Sale by Auction by Messrs. Daniel Smith, Son and Oakley, 28th, 29th, 30th June & 1st July 1910. First Day's Sale. 46pp., folio, printed wraps, spotty, worn at spine, 3 large folding plans plus key plan, last 3 leaves ragged and loose... together with.... Second Day's Sale. 40pp., folio, key plan plus one only of three large folding plans. Split at spine, sections loose, some edge tears in some leaves. Prices realised marked.... together with... Third Day's Sale. 26pp., folio, key plan and large folding plan... together with... Fourth Day's Sale. 33pp., 2 only (of 3) folding plans, key plan, frayed at spine, some staining at edges of pages. Photos throughout the four sections, many being of half-timbered thatched buildings, including interiors. 1910. £85.00
¶ The complete sale particulars for this important estate. Includes The Priory, A'Beckett's House, The Lamb Inn, The White Horse Inn, and The George Inn in Edington, Baynton Hill Farm, Tinhead Hill Farm, End Farm, Pound Farm, Great Cheverell Mill Farm, Court Farm, Manor and Parsonage Farm, Ivymill Farm.
Fisherton Mills THE VALUABLE FREEHOLD FISHERTON MILLS ESTATE comprising A Queen Anne House known as Fisherton Mill House... including Valuable Fishing and Boating Rights over One and a Half Miles... Also Rose Cottage and Island Cottage.... West Harnhbam Mill a Gothic Building of Historical Importance... which Messrs. Thake & Taunton are favoured with instructions to sell by Auction.... 24th June, 1931.... 20pp, large 4to, stiff wraps, folding plan and 4 photographic plates with 8 views. Wraps with splash marks, staples rusty. 1931. £36.00
Fyfield A MAP OF THE INDICTED ROAD AT FYFIELD and Sketch of Pewsey Common and other Roads. Manuscript plan in ink and a small amount of colour, on Whatman paper, rolled. Size 22" x 34". No scale given. Some professional re-inforcement of paper on verso, 2 small repaired tears at edges, a few small edge tears top left. Shows roads including: road from Pewsey to Milton and Burbage, from Pewsey to Wooton Rivers, to Totteridge from Milton, to Marlborough past New Mill, the 'indicted Road' between 'Mr Penruddoc's Drove' and Hollow Lane, and new Mill, the road in Pewsey Common with seven plots of land adjoining the road labelled with owners, part of Pewsey Common 'lately divided into Severalty', turnpike road leading to Oare and the 19 inclosures of the common to the North. Wick Gate, Milton, Totteridge, Clench, Fyfield are shown by small drawings of a house, and Wootton by a church. c1780. £145.00
Hampton Turville, Highworth PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Residential Farming and Building Estate comprising Two Farms, Cottages and Gardens, Accommodation Lands... containing about 424 Acres, to be Sold by Auction... August 26th, 1889. 4pp., folio, plus full page coloured plan, folded with docket title. 1889. £28.00
¶ Comprises Hampton Farm and Hampton Turville Farm.
Manningford Abbots, Pewsey PARTICULARS of the Rich Freehold Dairy and Stock Farm known as Lower Farm, about 208 acres.... for Sale by Auction, December 8, 1949. 5pp., 4to, wraps, orange colour from wraps staining edge of some leaves. 1949. £8.00
Melksham PARTICULARS OF SALE of Important and Valuable Freehold Properties.... 'Villa Rhomany'..... 'Fernleigh'.... for Sale by Auction March 6th, 1940. 8pp., 4to, wraps. 1940. £12.00
Melksham, Corsham, Biddlestone, West Yatton, Castle Coombe Roads AN ACT for more effectually amending, widening, and keeping in Repair, the Road from the Turnpike Road at the Bottom of Shaw Hill, in the Parish of Melksham, through Googe's Lane, Corsham, Biddlestone, and West Yatton, to the Turnpike Road at Upper Coombe, in the Parish of Castle Coombe.... 24pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1799. £14.00
Moule (T) WILTSHIRE Hand-coloured steel engraved map. Size 10" x 8", in dull green card mount, with backing, size 15" x 13". Gothic masonry border at top and sides, views of Salisbury Cathedral and Stonehenge at bottom. Reference to Hundreds. c1840. £27.00
Pewsey PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of certain Freehold Farms known as 'Southcott Lodge Estate'.... which will be Sold by Auction.... 28th July, 1924. 9pp., folio, plan loosely inserted, folded with docket title, title leaf torn. 1924. £16.00
Simpson (G) Printer DEVIZES AND WILTSHIRE GAZETTE Thursday August 23, 1821. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp. Small piece torn from left margin affecting a few words. Unfolded, slight wear at left edge. 1821. £16.00
¶ Includes notices for letting Turnpike Tolls at Bradford, Calne, etc.
Simpson (G), Printer and Publisher THE DEVIZES AND WILTSHIRE GAZETTE Thursday June 17th - Thursday Sept. 30th 1869. 30 issues, each 4pp., broadsheet size, folded in four. Some woodcuts advertising ploughs etc., in text. Some issues with minor faults such as edge tears or slight wear in places at central fold. 1869. £145.00
Steeple Ashton AN ACT for Inclosing Lands in the Parish of Steeple Ashton, in the County of Wiltshire. 24pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1813. £18.00
Swindon THREE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets SU 1584 N.W and S.W, and 1586 S.E. Scale 50.688 inches to 1 mile. Size 17" x 16" plus margins. Revised 1965. £18.00
¶ Covers Turl Street, Clarence Street, Courts of Justice, Regent Circus, North Street, Tydeman Street, Buller Street.
Wilton, Burcomb, Netherhampton and Fugglestone Saint Peter Inclosure AN ACT for dividing, allotting, and inclosing Lands in the Parishes of Wilton, Burcomb, Netherhampton, and Fugglestone Saint Peter.... 19pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1825. £17.00
Wootton Basset LEASE FOR A YEAR of messuage with dwelling house lately erected by William Rowley fronting the High Street in Wootton Bassett, Framcis Broome of Bushton to Edward Homes, Cooper. Vellum, size 13" x 24", fine large wax seal with woman in classical costume holding an olive branch in each hand. Witnessed on verso. 1787. £24.00
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Badger & Co.'s PATENT WORCESTER KITCHENER A Combined Open and Close Fire Cooking Ranage. 4to, 4pp., illustration on first page. Listing of 11 models, with measurements, prices. Traces of folds. 1881. £14.00
Churchill WILL of Thomas Gill of Churchill, Yeoman. Probate copy on vellum, size 10" x 15", in English, with small printed certificate attached, in Latin. Large papered seal. 1714. £35.00
¶ Leaves his estate 'Goods, Corne, Hay, Cattle and Chattles' to his son-in-law and daughter, John and Mary Kettle.
Elmley Lovett TWO MANUSCRIPT CERTIFICATES from the Land Tax Office at Kidderminster. Two large folio pages, signed with a 10-line declaration by the Commissioner, listing in tabular for the Land Tax payable for approx. 9 years between 1798 and 1853 for Rock Orchard and other lands in Elmley Lovett, giving Proprietor, name of Property, sum assessed. 1860. £10.00
Leigh, Great Malvern, Maddresfield THE PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of Several Freehold Messuages, Lands and Premises... which will be Sold by Auction by W. Handy... 17th day of Jan. 1800 at the Hop-Pole, Worcester, in 14 Lots. 3pp, folio, plus docket title. Both leaves mounted in large folio sheets of paper, so that both sides are visible. 1800. £65.00
¶ Lists plots of land with acreage, occupiers etc.
Rowe (G), Lithographer TO BE SOLD BY PRIVATE CONTRACT the above elegant villa situated on the slope of Rainbow hill about five minutes walk from the centre of the city of Worcester... the House consists on the Ground Floor of a handsome Entrance Hall with two painted glass windows.... The Garden has been laid out with great taste... there are also Moss, Shell, and Summer Houses.... a Fountain to play at will... Gothic Ruins with ancient stone figures in niches.... Single sheet lithographed on one side only, 23" x 17", lithographed view of the house from a drawing by S.W. Daukes, Architect, Gloucester, size approx 6" x 11", Plans of the House, General Plan, showing layout of garden, with fruit trees etc., 17 lines of description lithographed in cursive, list of four people to apply to for tickets to view etc. Lithographed and Printed by G. Rowe, Exeter House, Cheltenham. n.d. c1835. £70.00
Stokes & Co., Worcester CATALOGUE OF BASKETS Mats, Brushes &c. 1927. 39pp., 8vo, attractive illusts. of baskets, wicker armchairs etc. Lacks back wrap. 1927. £12.00
Stourbridge A TRUE COPPY OF RICHARD PARKER'S LAST WILL 1744. 30 lines on one side of large folio sheet. Leaves his house in Stourbridge with tools of his trade as Ironmonger 'scales, beams, weights, counter, shelves and all other utensils belonging to the Nail Trade' to his kinsman John Bradley. Folded, slight browning in places. Later copy, late eighteenth century. £20.00
Tyndale (Thomas) WORCESTERSHIRE WATER-COLOURS 20 coloured plates, including one on front board. Small tear in paper at bottom of spine. Published by A. & C. Black, reprint 1919. £16.00
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Bradfield GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet 287. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Fully hand-coloured. Some small marginal tears. Published 1855. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1872. £40.00
¶ Covers Bradfield Dale, Ughill, Dale Dike Reservoir, Broomhead Park.
Dewsbury LEASE FOR A YEAR of a messuage now divided into three tenements, with gardens, orchard, croft, and a close called Little Ing, Samuel Beckett of Dewsbury, Clothier, to James Foster of Pontefract, Maltster. Vellum, size 10" x 18", signed Beckett with attractive wax seal. Memorandum on verso in a large bold hand in very black ink, saying the deed was registered at Wakefield, signed by Deputy Registrar. 1745. £25.00
East Riding of Yorkshire PLAN AND PARTICULARS of a Valuable Freehold Estate of Excellent Wold Land with several detached Closes and Cottages, at Lund, to be Sold by Auction.... 16th January, 1875. 3pp., folio, folds, large coloured folding plan. Describes 6 lots, with schedule giving tenants, acreage etc. 1875. £24.00
Fenwick, near Askern SALE OF LIVE AND DEAD FARMING STOCK Wheat & Bean Stacks, Eatage, Household Furniture &c at Fenwick, near Askern... By Public Auction On the Premises of Mr Mark Skelton.... 14th & 15th of Feb. 1844, All the Valuable Farming Stock... Poster, size 15" x 10", rather creased in places, with some marks with printers ink. Lists Horses, beasts, Sheet, Poultry, Carriages & Implements, Furniture. T. Brooke & Co. Printers, Doncaster. 1844. £20.00
Guisbrough, Newton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 117. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Rather dusty around margins. Engraved 1856. £28.00
Heworth AN ACT for amending an Act.... intituled An Act for dividing and inclosing Heworth Moor.... 8pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1818. £12.00
Horsley, Smith & Co., Hull SHARE CERTIFICATE for £100 preference shares. On thick paper, size 8" x 15", finely engraved, good plate mark. With counterfoil etc., attractive decoration down edge. Not completed. early 1900's. £14.00
Kilham (Manor of), East Riding RECOVERY Richard Barnard, Clerk, demandant, Thomas Strangways, Tenant, John Preston Gent., Voucher, for the Manor of Kellame otherwise Kilham and 16 messuages 16 gardens 1000 acres of land 200 acres of meadow 200 acres of pasture 200 acres of furze and heath, commons of pasture, common of turbary... Courts Baron... goods and Chattells of Felons, Fugitives... Vellum, size.... large wax seal with pieces chipped off in metal skippet on tag, diameter 4«". Engraved border at head 5" deep, with coat of arms, folioage, classical figures, busts, garlands, and on the left a fine portrait of George III within the initial 'G'. Some slight greyish marking from the tin skippet at bottom of document, some minor light browning at one fold, outside of vellum where titled rather darkened. 1760. £100.00
¶ A fine attractive document.
Leven PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of Valuable Mill Land and House Property to be Sold by Auction by David Nutchey.... February 10th, 1873. Folio, 3pp., folded, completed memorandum. 1873. £16.00
¶ Includes 'Brick Tower Wind Mill... There is a good Business to the Mill... working two pair of French and one pair of Grey Stones....'
Nadin (Abel), Publisher THE YORKSHIRE POST and Leeds Intelligencer. May 30th 1868. 8p, uncut. 1868. £12.00
¶ Contains long report on Archbishop Manning at Bradford.
River Hull Navigation AN ACT to amend and enlarge the Powers of Two Acts of His present Majesty, for improving the Navigation of the River Hull and Frodingham Beck, and extending the same to the Town of Great Driffield, in the County of York. Pages numbered 1613-1623, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1817. £10.00
Scarborough, Flamborough ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XCV. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Linen-backed, folding to large 4to with marbled sides. Size approx. 26" x 29". Borders and sea hand-coloured. 1872. £30.00
Sunk-Island to Ottringham Road AN ACT to enable the Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests, Land Revenues, Works... to make and maintain a Road from the Church in the Parish of Sunk Island to the Town of Ottringham... Disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. With a brief Schedule of Properties with owners and occupiers. 1836. £12.00
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Arms AN ACT to amend and continue for Two Years... the Laws in Ireland relative to the registering of Arms, and the Importation, Manufacture, and Sale of Arms, Gunpowder and Ammunition. 30pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1843. £16.00
Combinations in Ireland AN ACT to prevent unlawful Combinations of Workmen.... in Ireland.... 11pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1803. £18.00
County Kildare COUNTERPART LEASE of land part of the lands of Newland commonly known as Cold Roan, Joseph Sabine, late of Brennockstown, to Hugh Troy of Newland, farmer. Vellum, 28" x 27", wax seal. Large heading in bold ink. Some areas of browning in vellum. 1776. £26.00
¶ Excepts the right to cut down timber, sink mine shafts, carry away gravel, etc. The lease was for 31 years, at a rent of £44 a year.
Grangegorman ACKNOWLEDGEMENT by Richard Winstanley that the money paid to him in trust by Ralph Harricks Gent., for the lease of the house and lands in Grangegorman held by him from Sir John Temple, Knight, had been duly paid to Sir John Temple. 1p., signed by Winstanley with small armorial wax seal. Small folio, blank conjoint leaf. 1683. £26.00
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Aberdeen TEN RECEIPTS for taxes paid by the Union Friendly Society. Printed slips with ms. inserts, for years between 1825 and 1854... together with... 6 other tax receipts for Aberdeen, 1840's and 50's. 1825-54. £16.00
¶ The 1825 receipt refers to the Act for making a new Court House, Gaol, etc. in Aberdeen.
Allan (Robert), Printer CALEDONIAN MERCURY No. 19,424. December 16, 1844. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp. A few small splits at folds. 1844. £13.00
¶ Contains notice of Music Hall at Hopetoun Rooms 'Second Irish Evening entitled Paddy by Land and Sea', Public Dinner at Shotts, Lecture on Mesmerism at Waterloo Rooms, etc.
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.
Devon Valley Railway AN ACT to confer on the Devon Valley Railway Company further Powers for the Completion of their Railway.... 8pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1861. £10.00
Drum Estate, Edinburgh PLAN OF THE DEER PARK OF DRUM With some of the Coal Seams which run through the field.... Manuscript plan, fairly basic drawing, in ink and colour wash on thick paper backed with linen, 21" x 15". Shows buildings, including smithy, roads, lake with island and 13 named coal seams. Key indicating fences, outcrop of seams, cracks through the road, walls and buildings in 1885. List of seams at bottom with two sets of measurements for each. 1897. £60.00
Edinburgh NOTE OF PROCES. ALEXANDER SMITH Periwiggmaker in Cannongate against Glen and his tenants and others. Manuscript in a small closely-written hand on 3p., sm. folio, folded with docket title, 'Double Lybell M. & A Alex. Smith agt. Tennents'. 1704. £28.00
¶ Relates to a dispute about a tenement in the burgh of the Cannongate on the south side of the High Street, in the tenure of George Glen, Tailor, giving occupiers of the adjoining premises. Mentions a number of people, with their occupations.
Edinburgh TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS SheetS VII N.W. and Sheet III S.E. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 18", plus margins. Contours in red. Revision of 1931-2 with additions in 1938. £18.00
¶ Covers Redford Barracks, Torphin Hill, Juniper Green, and Arthur's Seat, Morningside, Craigmillar.
Election of Peers MINUTES OF THE EVIDENCE Given Before The Committee of Privileges, to Whom the Petition of Dunbar Earl of Selkirk and James Earl of Hopetoun.... relative to the Return of the Peers chosen for Scotland stand referred. 41pp. Ordered to be printed 23d February, 1791. £25.00
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.
INCORPORATION OF CORDINERS Glasgow SEISIN The Incorporation of Cordeners of a... Shop and backhouse in Saltmercatt on the Resignation of James Scott... 1739. Single vellum sheet, size 16" x 18", in Latin. Sign at the bottom with calligraphic design with S,G,N,P in corners. Ink slightly faded in parts. On verso is a signed note in English that the Seisin has been registered in the Eleventh Register Book of Seisins Renounciations Reversions &c of Alexander Finlayson Town Clerk of Glasgow and John McGilchrist Deputy Clerk. 1739. £38.00
¶ Mentions John Wyllie and Gilbert Stevenson, Deacons, William Anderson, Clerk of Sessions, and William Bowie one of the Officials of the Burgh, as well as William Miller and Isobel McCulloch, John Howie. The deed mentions the occupiers of the adjoining properties. The Incorporation of Cordiners was the society of tanners, curriers and shoemakers.
Grangehill, Beith SALE OF POTATOES & Ryegrass Hay.... by Public Roup, at Grangehill, Beith, Saturday, 6th August, 1870... 3 Acres of Excellent Growing Potatoes.... Also About 20 Tons of First-Class Green Cut Ryegrass hay, in Ricks.... Poster, 11" x 9", traces of folds, top corners chipped, one or two edge tears. Millar, Printer, Beith, 1870. £14.00
Gray (John), Publisher NORTH BRITISH ADVERTISER No. 1461. October 28, 1854. Broadsheet newspaper, 4 very large pages. Folds. Some slight discoloration at folds along 8". 1854. £14.00
¶ As well as numerous adverts. for local firms includes notices of Public Meetings, Situations Wanted, Situations Vacant, Auction Sales.
Kircudbright HIGHLAND AND AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY Printed letter dated 21st August 1854, from the Secretary, 1p, 4to, and on verso double page form to be filled in by farmer, with columns for acreage of crops, nos. of stock etc. 1854. £10.00
Linlithgow TREASURER'S QUARTERLY DISBURSEMENTS From Michaelmas 1825 - Candlemas 1826. Manuscript, 3p, folio, folded with docket title. Lists expenses by month, such as 'Paid expence of Cleaning weights and Measures', 'Paid a Poor woman pr. order Baillie Neilson', 'Paid for refreshments for the Town Officers and others at cleaning the Water Sewers at Cross Well and New Well'. Signed as approved by the Provost. 1826. £32.00
Mary's Chapel Lodge, Edinburgh EIGHTEEN WARRANTS to the Boxmaster of Mary's Chapel to pay out sums for those in need. 1677-90. Manuscripts on paper slips, size varying from 3" x 8" to 4«" x 8". Edinburgh or 'Marrie Chappell' and the date at the head of each manuscript, with instructions to the Boxmaster to pay a sum to a particular person, signed by the Clerk. Each slip has been folded and a brief docket title written on verso. 1677-1690. £340.00
¶ Mary's Chapel was the first Lodge in Scotland. The form of wording is slightly different in each document. One reads 'Marrie Chappell the 4th November 1676. The which day the Deacones masters and brethren ordained Georg Porteous box master to give to Cathrin Glassford four pounds Scotts of present suplie whereupon this shall be his warrant. Extracted by me John Hamilton, Clerk'. Another woman recipient is described as 'in the tolboth of Edinr.', while James Marre is to have half a dollar 'being come from Irland(?) in grett distresse & being recommnended be the Conveiner to the whole deacons'. The recipients are sometimes referred to as 'mason', or 'wright', or, in the case of widows, the 'relict' of a mason.
Muirhead (C) Printer THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER No. 7272. August 6, 1833. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp., folded. 1833. £14.00
¶ Includes reports of murders and fatal accidents, discovery of fossil trees in the sandstone quarry at Rutland Street, auction of the Lands of Arnhall and Altens in Kincardineshire, etc.
Nairn ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet I S.E. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 18", plus margins. Revision of 1931-2 with additions in 1938. Red dotted line drawn east of the town to the shoreline, printed in red 'Pier and Harbour Orders Confirmation Act 1914'. Margins dusty. Stamps of Ministry of Agriculture in margin. 1914. £14.00
¶ Covers the whole of the town, Moss-side, Househill.
Portobello ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet IV N.W. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 18", plus margins. Contours in red. Slightly less than half the map is sea area. Revision of 1931. £12.00
¶ Covers Seafield Hospital, Joppa, Buddington Mills, Eastfield.
Stirling, Queen's Ferry Road AN ACT to continue and amend an Act in the Forty-second Year of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Causeway Head near Stirling, through the County of Clackmannan, towards Queen's Ferry, and certain Roads branching out of the same. Pages numbered 1041-1051, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1817. £10.00
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Caernavonshire, Merionethshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXV. Scale 1" to mile, size 24" x 36", linen-backed and folding into 8vo cloth endpapers, parkland lakes, and main roads hand-coloured, county borders with shading in a variety of colours. Area around Llaneddwyn coloured orange, pipe-line and what appears to be proposed reservoir marked in red. c1860. £36.00
¶ Covers Edeyrn, Llandwrog, Ffestiniog.
Cardiganshire 'HYMETTUS' WILL SERVE THIS SEASON Thorough-bred Mares, 6 Guineas; Half-bred Mares 3 Guineas; and 5 Shillings the Groom. Printed handbill, small 8vo, on blue paper, setting out pedigree, with a description of horse, and list of wins. Owner was J. Rees, Berthlwyd, near Cardigan... together with a similar notice on pink paper for 'Dalnacardock', a bay horse foaled 1869, winner of the Yorkshire Handicap. Owner John Griffith, Parktwad, Llandugwydd. Traces of many folds. 1866 and c1880. £36.00
Carmarthen ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 4to, blue silk edging tape... together with... Sheet XXXVII (Swansea Bay), in the same format. Both inserted in worn morocco slip case, size 13" x 10", which lacks tuck-in flap at top. Paper watermarked 1828. £80.00
Glamorgan and Monmouth AN ACT to grant further Powers and to make further Provisions in respect to the Estates subject to the Trusts of the Will of Benjamin Hall Esquire, deceased. Pages numbered 229-293, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1858. £14.00
¶ Refers to estate at Abercarne and his Co-partnership with William Crawshay at Cyfarthfa.
Llandrindod Wells PHOTOGRAPH Grand Pump, Llandrindod Wells. Hudson's Series. Albumen print, size 8" x 11«", unmounted, showing musicians playing in the bandstand, buildings in the background, a few people seated on benches in foreground, with a lady in a bath-chair pulled by a donkey, tall pine trees. Small crease at bottom left corner. Title in plate in white. c1890. £22.00
Llangollen ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXIV S.E. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 18", plus margins. Contours in red. Revision of 1910 with additions in 1949. £12.00
¶ Covers the whole of the town, Cefnyfedw. Shows many old quarries.
Menai and Conway Bridge Tolls AN ACT for empowering the Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests, Land Revenues, Works, and Buildings to pay the Net Proceeds of the Tolls of the Menai and Conway Bridges into the Receipt of His Majesty's Exchequer at Westminster, to the Account of the Consolidated Fund. Pages numbered 509-522, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1834. £15.00
Milford Harbour Exports AN ACT for rendering the Exportation of Culm from the Harbour of Milford in the County of Pembroke, and the Limits thereof, to the neighbouring Counties.... Cover leaf + pages numbered 323-326, small folio, black letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Thomas Baskett and Robert Baskett, 1760. £11.00
Milford Haven Whale Fishers AN ACT for extending the Provisions of Two Acts.... so far as they relate to the Encouragement of Persons coming to Milford Haven for the Purpose of carrying on the Southern Whale Fishery. Pages numbered 1041-1042, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1802. £14.00
Penmaenmawr PARTICULARS of Valuable Bank and Post Office Premises, Shops, Villa and Bungalow Residences, Boarding Houses... in this well-known beautifully paced and improving Seaside resort... To be Sold by Auction... 16th day of June, 1920. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title, 2 double-page coloured folding plans. Split down spine, held with archival tape. A few small splits in margins at folds. 1920. £22.00
Ruabon, Denbigh ADMINISTRATION de bonis non with will annexed of Edward Lloyd William, late of Penylan. Two small vellum sheets, attached papered seal of the Chancellor of St. Asaph. 1844. £10.00
Welsh Coal Duties AN ACT to continue, until the Fifth Day of July One thousand eight hundred and twenty-four, the Low Duties on Coals and Calm carried Coastwise to any Port within the Principality of Wales. Pages numbered 621-622, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1822. £10.00
Welshpool ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 60 N.E. Size 12" x 19", border all round, folded. Trimmed to border. 1" split at fold at edge. 1880. £15.00
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Anon. ORPHAN BOY'S PRAYER AND MY DEAR MOTHER'S GRAVE Two poems printed side by side on 4to sheet, no imprint, each poem with decorative border and vignette headpiece. Two marginal tears, traces of folds. c1860? £18.00
Au Bon Marche CHROMOLITH TRADE CARD 'Le Jardin Des Plantes' showing people watching the elephant in his cage. He is rearing up on his hind legs. Size 4«" x 6«", on verso is an attractive advert for the 'Bon Marche' shops, with view of the store and the busy street, printed in red. E. Barret & Co. Paris, c1900. £9.00
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.
Betts's NEW ITINERANT AND COMMERCIAL MAP OF ENGLAND & WALES Shewing the Various Lines of Railroad, the Turnpike and Principal Cross Roads, Navigable Rivers, Canals etc. Size 37" x 29", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 4to paper wraps, printed label, inserted in cloth slipcase with gilt title. County boundaries hand-coloured, inset of Scilly Isles. 1840. £90.00
Boucher (Strand), Printer THE ALBION Monday Evening, April 25, 1831. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp., red tax stamp. Slight wear at fold edge. 1831. £12.00
¶ Includes notices from various prospective Parliamentary candidates upon the dissolution of Parliament, report of meeting of Freeholders of York on Reform, etc., attempted escape of two robbers at Oxford prior to their being transferred to the hulk 'Leviathan'.
Bread and flour ACCOUNT FOR BREAD AND FLOUR SOLD October 1685 - March 1688. Manuscript on one side of large folio sheet, headed 'Due to me from Mrs. Scrivner', listing sums owed for bread, bran flour and cake, with date, in four columns, with overall total. No place-name mentioned. 1685-88. £24.00
Brecon and Radnor AN ACT for building a Bridge across the River Wye, from the Town of Hay.... to the opposite Shore in the County of Radnor. 20pp, disbound, plus cover leaf. Act of Parliament. 1756. £18.00
Bute, Marquis of LETTER to 'my dear Mr. Aspinall' April 22nd, 1878. 3p., small 8vo, headed notepaper with address of Dumfries House, Old Cumnock. Thanks him for his invitation to dine at the Temple, and with a P.S. saying he'd heard 'your friend Mr Day's speech in defence of poor old Mdme. Rachel. I thought it very well done... seems to me she didn't deserve more than a few months'. Signed 'Bute'. 1878. £22.00
¶ Probably to John Bridge Aspinall, Q.C. John Patrick Crichton-Stuart, Marquis of Bute, (1847-1900), became Mayor of Cardiff, Rector of St. Andrews University, etc. 'Madame Rachel' was a famous London criminal who in the 1860's and 70's sold bogus beauty preparations. She was arrested for procurement, fraud and blackmail in 1878 and sent to prison, where she died in 1880.
Canada and London LETTER OF ATTORNEY of Henry and Elizabeth Wright of Shelburne in Nova Scotia, Administrators of the will of Richard Crawford late of Halifax in Nova Scotia, Lieutenant in His Majesty's Navy, deceased, appointing William Birch of Wallbrook in London to recover debts and receive payments on their behalf. Manuscript on two pages, folio, signed by the Wrights. On the third page is an attestation by Colin Campbell, Notary Public in Shelburne, with his large papered seal showing a highlander with sword and shield, the wax having left a brownish stain. 1816. £34.00
Carlisle and Canobie Railway SUBSCRIPTION CONTRACT Indenture between several persons and Isaac Cartmell of Carlisle, Tanner, and William Richardson, Ironmonger, 'for subscribing to a Company called 'The Carlisle and Canobie Railway Company... applying to Parliament for enabling the Company to make the following Railway and Branch Branch Railways...' 4p on parchment, manuscript, unsigned, with 10 ruled in columns for signatures etc, with numerous small wax seal, none of which have been filled in. Size 18" x 12", morocco wraps with gilt title. 1855. £85.00
¶ Presumably a surplus or draft copy.
Cary's REDUCTION OF HIS LARGE MAP OF ENGLAND AND WALES with Part of Scotland, Containing the whole of the Turnpike Roads the Principal Rivers &c the course of the different Navigable Canals. Published by Order of and Dedicated with Permission to the Rt. Hon. the Post Masters General. Engraved map, size 30" x 25", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo marbled endpapers, inserted into rubbed card slipcase with original circular printed label. Inscription on marbled end-paper 'John Campion, Whitby'. County boundaries hand-coloured. London: Printed for J. Cary, Engraver & Mapseller, 86 St. James's St. 1824. £95.00
¶ Shows the distance from one market town to another, and to the metropolis.
Church building SIXTH ANNUAL REPORT at a General Meeting of the Society, holden at the Freemason's Tavern... of the Society for Promoting the Enlargement and Building of Churches and Chapels Supported by Voluntary Contributions. 3pp., folio, with docket title on verso of second leaf, traces of folds. Financial report on first page, with summaries of 6 previous reports (beginning 1819), then two pages listing places where grants have been voted with total of sittings, sum granted, under name of diocese. 1824. £30.00
¶ Includes Diocese of Exeter (lists churches at Bryhar, St. Agnes, St. Martin's and Tresco in the Scilly Islands), Gloucester, York, Sodor and Man.
Coates & Howes, Wine Merchants, London PRICE LIST for 1865, with introductory letter above summarising the vintages etc. 1 page, in small print, with adjoining leaf with address panel on verso, some small holes in a couple of lines of text at top and at folds of address panel... together with... Letter from Walter Howes explaining how the case of champagne ordered will be transported to Wadebridge. 1865. £20.00
Colin & Cie, Ancne. Mon. Godin ALBUM GENERAL Des Appareils de Cuisine, Chauffage et Batiment. Mai 1903. 495pp., large 8vo, cloth covered boards, blindstamped title on front board. In French. Illustrates many stoves, ranges, grates, gas stoves, radiators, pumps, baths, ornamental washbasins, jardinieres, garden edging, umbrella stands. 1903. £85.00
Conveyance of Mails AN ACT to provide for the Conveyance of the Mails by Railways. Pages numbered 797-804, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode. 1838. £15.00
Darton & Clark, Pub. THE TRAVELLER'S GUIDE THROUGH ENGLAND AND WALES including the Principal part of Scotland whereon are carefully Delineated all the Mail and Turnpike Roads Direct and Cross with the Various Alterations Additions & Improvements... Lithographed map, size 30" x 26". Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo boards, front board detached. County boundaries, Mail roads and railways hand-coloured. Piano key and blue wash border. 1839. £75.00
Demerara, Berbice, and Essequibo AN ACT to regulate the Trade of the Colonies of Demerara, Berbice, and Essequibo; to allow the Importation into, and Exportation from, such Colonies, of certain Articles, by Dutch Proprietors of the European Dominions of His Majesty, the King of Netherlands.... Pages numbered 825-928, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1816. £12.00
Devon and Cornwall ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 144. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 18" x 30", plus margins. Printed in black and blue. First published 1931. £15.00
¶ Possibly an outline edition prepared for a further printing.
Devon and Cornwall ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 144. Fifth Edition. Printed in black and blue only. Size 23" x 29". Covers Lansallos, Plymouth, Gunnislake, Newton Ferrers. 1931. £15.00
¶ Possibly and outline edition issued in preparation for a final edition.
Devon and Somerset Staghounds A COLLECTION OR CELEBRITIES who supported and hunted with the Devon and Somerset Stag Houds in the fifties and sixties or in the General's early Days from 1855 to 1865. Morocco-bound carte de visite album, with musical box in back board, brass clasp, lacking most of spine, sections loose, musical box not working. Heavy embossed boards, size 10" x 8". 12 thick card leaves, containing 75 carte de visite portrait photographs, with name of photographer printed on verso, and one albumen print, in window mounts, four to a page. Each portrait numbered on mount, and with a key on 4p. foolscap, titled as above, giving the name of the person and (usually) place of abode, with some information about them, e.g. an early photo of a man in a top hat is described as 'Dr. John Bassett whose ancestors were Masters of the Old Pack before being sold into Germany and known as Old Dr. Bassett'. Some are shown in hunting dress, with whip, bowler hat etc., and some are mounted. Some window mounts have been crudely repaired at a later date with gummed paper. A few photographs have a signature of the person cut from a letter tucked into the mount. 6 photographs are missing from the numbered mounts, but there are 4 loosely inserted, so probably two have been lost. At the front of the book is a fine early photograph of an old farmer leading a bull, in front of a cottage gate, watched by a couple, the man in a bowler hat lounging on the wall. Also loosely inserted is a letter from James Sanders, Southmolton, 1904, about the Clarke and Siderfin families, and a 1p. list 'Hounds in Mr. Bissets Picture', with name of hound and position in picture ('bounding over the rock' etc.), with an explanation that 'This information is recd. from Arthur Hill who was Whip at the time the Picture was in Progress and assisted Jack Babbage then Huntsman in taking these Hounds to London for painting. J.C.' There is a note stuck to one page 'It is my wish this book should remain in the Clarke family. Robert Clarke Oct. 13th 1910.' 1860's onwards. £450.00
¶ The first portrait is of Mordant Fenwick 'who on his marriage with Miss Popham took the name of Bissett...' He was Master from 1855 - 1881, and his journal forms the Appendix A of Palk Collyns book, the second is of 'Parson Jack Russell, who hunted with the German pack.' Other portraits include 'Charles Paulk Collyns, Dulverton, author on Stag Hunting, and assisted the General in the formation of the new Pack', 'Arthur Hill whip to Jack Babbage', 'William Norman, Cutcombe, who redered much assistance in the Painting Presentation...', 'Capt. J. Clarke of Trimlet aged 78 and was blooded when 7 years old...', 'Richard Ridler, Butcher Dick or Sporting Butcher of Porlock', 'Nicholas Snow Sr. on Nora Crema' (referred to in Collyns' book as 'Old Mr. Snow of Oare, who was in his seventy-third year, rode this chase, and cut the deer's throat'.)
Direct Western Railway PROSPECTUS Direct Western Railway, upon the Broad Gauge, London to the Land's End; with Diverging Lines to Bath and Bridgewater Respectively. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title. 2 pages listing Committee, one page explanation. 1845. £50.00
¶ The line was intended to open the possibilities for the port of Falmouth by "as nearly as possible a straight line from London to the Land's End... The object of this Prospectus is to show that no other Line than the present can ultimately satisfy the exigencies of the country in regard to this, its most important outport 'the natural Packet Station of the Empire'". The railway would also open up 'the inexhaustible mineral wealth of Cornwall, and the unrivalled agricultural resources of Devonshire... the genial climate of Penzance and Mount's Bay, the Montpellier of England....' Many of the Committee were Directors of existing companies.
Dodwell (E.S) Florist, Clapham, London CARNATIONS AND PICOTEES Catalogue describing in detail 38 varieties, divided into 'Scarlet Bizarres', 'Rose Flakes' etc. 4pp, 8vo, folds, tear in margin. 1880. £14.00
Dorset and Somerset ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XVIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 26" x 30". Electrotype 1872. £35.00
¶ A good strong impression. Covers Langport, Gillingham, Dewlish.
Dorset, Gloucestershire, etc. ABSTRACT OF THE TITLE of Sir John Webb Bart. to the Fee Simple and Inheritance of his Estates in the Counties of Dorset, Wiltshire, Southampton, the Town of Poole, Gloucester and Northampton to the year 1764. 114 pages, manuscript, folio, tied at top left corner, folded. Details deeds from 1661. Properties include the Manors of Avon Tyrell, Midgeham, in Hampshire, of Canford and Poole in Dorset including 'the soil of the Great Waste of Canford Containing 10,000 acres', lands in Ham and Hamworthy 'all Allum and Copperas Mines....', The Hundred of Coodken, Manor of Hatherup in Gloucestershire, Hampworth in Wiltshire.... together with... ABSTRACT OF THE WILL OF SIR JOHN WEBB BART. 1797 Jan. 7th. 11p., folio. Estate were left to Edward Arrowsmith in trust for his grandaughter Lady Barbara Ashley only child of Barbara Countess of Shaftesbury. 1764 and 1797. £90.00
¶ Edward Arrowsmith was empowered to 'lay out any part of the Rents and Profits of his estates in the County of Dorset... in encouraging the Erection of any Wharfs or Buildings...'
Duke of Kent AN ACT for enabling His Majesty to make further Provision for His Royal Highness the Duke of Kent, and to settle an Annuity on the Princess of Leiningen, in case she shall survive His said Royal Highness. Pages numbered 449-451, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1818. £12.00
Durham and Northumberland ARTICLES OF MARRIAGE between George Ord of Longridge in Durham, and Margaret his daughter, and Richard Clutterbuck of Warkworth in Northumberland. 1p, folio, closely written, signed by the three parties with good wax seals with heraldic beast. Witnessed on verso. Folded, docket title. 1743. £28.00
¶ Refers to Ord's property at Horncliff, Norham, in Durham, and Clutterbuck's lands in the township of Craster.
Durham, Cumberland, Westmoreland ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 25/26/31/32. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 26" x 37", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into large 4to marbled wraps, small key plan on front wrap. Small library stamp on verso. 1897. £36.00
¶ Covers Alston, Wolsingham, Barnard Castle, Brough-under-Stainmore.
Durham, Northumberland TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets 15/21 and 10. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Both size 25" x 19", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into large 4to marbled wraps, small key plan on front wrap. Small library stamp on verso. The first sheet covers Blyth, Tynemouth, Sunderland, the right hand half of the map being sea area, the second only a small portion of the coast between Newbiggin and Coquet Island. 2 items. 1897. £30.00
¶ Covers Blyth, Tynemouth, Sunderland.
Durkopp GROUP OF FIVE CHROMOLITH CARDS illustrating straits. Each size approx. 3" x 4". Shows a small map of the straits, with a view of the landscape and local people. On verso is advert. for 'Durkopp... Motorwagen... Milchschleudern...' c1900. £18.00
¶ Includes Baring Straits, Korea Straits, Bosporus, Straits of Dover.
Embezzlement AN ACT to protect Masters against Embezzlements by their Clerks or Servant. Pages numbered 689-690, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1799. £12.00
Emmott (Alfred), Liberal M.P. LETTER to Col. Montgomery, dated Spring Bank, Oldham, 17th Jan. '06. 1p., sm. 8vo, plus blank conjoint leaf. Thanks him for his congratulations and says he hopes 'we have killed the Chamberlain quackery'... together with another letter, 7th May '05 with House of Commons stamp. 1906. £14.00
Faden (William) THE ROADS OF GREAT BRITAIN by William Faden, Geographer to the King. Engraved map, size 28" x 23". Dissected and linen-backed, counties fully hand-coloured in bright wash. Inset top right 'Supplement For the Roads of Scotland'. With dedication to John Henniker Esqr. one of the Barons of the Cinque Ports. Some very light browning in parts of sea area. Inserted in marbled paper slipcase, with printed label. Fine Bookseller's label, slightly browned, stuck to front of slipcase below title label, size 3" x 4" 'Bull Bookseller & Stationer in the Lower Walk Bath', with allegorical figures on clouds. Second Edition 1787. £180.00
France War AN ACT more effectually to prevent, during the War, Persons, being His Majesty's Subjects, from voluntarily repairing to or remaining in France, or any Country or Place united to France, or occupied by the armies of France, and to prevent Correspondence with such Persons, and with His Majesty's Enemies. Pages numbered 765-767, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1798. £12.00
Great Western Railway IN PARLIAMENT SESSION 1888. 4pp., plus docket title. Lists expenses for Permanent Way, Bridges, Gatekeepers Houses, land etc. 1888. £16.00
¶ The Engineers were Fowler and Roberts.
Gwendale MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF VETERINARY RECIPES in an 'Old Moore's Almanac' for 1844. Small 8vo, full diced calf, 12 printed pages at the front with calendar and lists of fairs in Derbyshire, Shropshire etc. Recipes numbered from 1-174 on 78 pages, then followed by 31 pages of recipes in a different hand. 1844. £90.00
¶ Recipes include: 'To keep a Horse from Kicking', 'Physic for Hunters', 'A Scouring for a Racehorse', 'Condition Balls', 'Mixture for Pissing Blood', 'Diabetes Balls (Opium, Ginger, Yellow Peruvian Bark), 'To Dry a Cow that gives Milk'. A name is on the flyleaf and back page 'Charles Adamson's, Gwendale'. Also included are some remedies for humans.
Hampshire and Wiltshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheets VII.3/XLIII.3. Scale 25" to 1 mile, size 25" x 36". Some pink and green markings. 2 items. Edition of 1924. £22.00
¶ Shows Ham Ashley Copse, White Farm, Upper Horns Farm..
Hertfordshire, Middlesex ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 6" to 1 mile, Sheet Middx. IV S.E/Herts. XLIII S.E. etc. Size 12" x 18", plus wide margins. Dissected and mounted on linen, marbled wraps. Water features hand-coloured. Second Edition 1899. £16.00
¶ Covers Harefield Grove, Grand Junction Canal, Moor Park, Mill End, River Colne.
House of Commons VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS Mercurii, 25 die Junii, 1828. 3pp. folio, listing 32 items, plus motions and Orders. Folds, some slight dustmarking. 1828. £15.00
¶ Among the business to be dealt with are Hindoo Widows, Post Office Steam Packets, silk throwing, swearing in of member for Wareham, impressment of seamen.
Huntingdon and Cambridge Land AN ACT for dividing, allotting, enclosing, draining, and preserving, certain Commons and Waste Grounds, called The Hern Common, and Gore Common, within the Manor and Parish of Ramsey, in the County of Huntingdon; and for repealing an Act..... for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, in the several Parishes of Ramsey, Bury, Wistow, Warboys, Farceitt, Standground, and Water Newton, in the County of Huntingdon, and of Doddington, in the Isle of Ely, and County of Cambridge.... Cover leaf + pages numbered 1067-1120, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1796. £18.00
Kennet and Avon Canal AN ACT enabling the Kennet and Avon Canal Company to raise a sufficient Sum of Money to complete the said Canal... 11p., separately paginated, docket title on verso of last leaf. Act of Parliament. 1809. £18.00
Kennett and Avon Canal AN ACT to enable the Kennet and Avon Canal Company to raise a further Sum of Money to purchase the Shares of the River Kennet Navigation and to amend the several Acts passed for making the said Canal. 10pp, separately paginated, cover leaf with docket title. Act of Parliament. 1813. £18.00
King (P.S.), Westminster, Publisher A RECORD OF JUBILEE BONFIRES in The United Kingdom, Queen's Night, June 22nd, 1897. Booklet, 8vo, printed wraps, splits at spine, 22pp. Names of Committee printed inside front wrap. 1897. £18.00
Kitchen provisions ACCOUNT OF SPICES Manuscript list of sums spent daily on condiments and spices, untitled. 9 pages in the same small neat hand, size of pages 12" x 4", (made by doubling larger sheets and sewing down the edge.) Heading 'A New Quarter the 25 of March 1665', and to the left of that what looks like 'Dr. Trevor'. Lists expenditure over 18 numbered weeks, with an entry under the heading of the day for 5-6 days per week, giving item and cost on the right. These items include cloves, mustard, vinegar, cinnamon, mace. The most common item is vinegar, which might suggest some kind of pickling or preserving operation. Following this are the totals for the 18 weeks under the heading 'For the spice book' with the grand total, and a note of oatmeal, candles 'for the Chamber', and '12 bushels salt'. Following this is one page headed 'Minnutes' listing expenditure on 'baye salt', '3 dozen trenchers(?) 'a pott for butter' and other items, including 'packthread'(?). (53 items listed). 1665. £50.00
Lancashire and Yorks. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Fully hand-coloured map. Scale 1" to 1 mile, Sheet No. LXXXVIII N.W., size approx. 13" x 15", plus wide margins, key in right-hand margin. Surface slightly dusty. A few repaired edge tears. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1904. £26.00
¶ Shows numerous faults with white lines, and one mineral vein in gold.
Lancashire, Cumberland ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 37/47. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 19", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into large 4to marbled wraps, small key plan on front wrap. Small library stamp on verso. 1897. £17.00
¶ Covers Whitehaven, Ravenglass, Hale. Most of the map is sea area.
Layard (Sir A) LETTER beginning 'Dear Seymour' congratulating him on his success, and wishing him 'a long and successful Parliamentary career'. 4 lines, 1p, sm. 8vo. Only 'F.C' above the date as an address. Jan. 21st, 1903. £8.00
Lead stealing AN ACT for the more effectual punishing Stealers of Lead or Iron Bars fixed to houses, or any Fences belonging thereunto. Cover leaf + pages numbered 675-676, disbound, black letter, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Henry Hills, 1731. £14.00
London Salisbury & Yeovil Junction Railway PROSPECTUS 3pp., folio, folded. Lists Committee, number of shares etc., setting out route, advantages etc. MAP present. 1845. £45.00
¶ The Engineer was John Rennie.
Lord Nelson AN ACT to enable His Majesty to grant a certain Annuity to Lady Viscount Nelson, in Consideration of the eminent Services performed by the late Vice Admiral Lord Viscount Nelson to His Majesty and the Publick. Pages numbered 49-50, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1806. £22.00
Madame Tussaud's CORONATION CATALOGUE 1937. 80pp., wraps. 1937. £8.00
¶ Lists 342 characters, plus Chamber of Horrors.
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.... Pages numbered 101-112, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1800. £11.00
Malicious Damage to Mines etc. AN ACT for making perpetual several Acts.... for preventing Theft and Rapine on the Northern Borders.... and also Two Clauses to prevent the cutting or breaking down the Bank of any River.... Punishment of Persons maliciously setting on Fire any Mine, Pit.... or Canal Coal; and of Persons unlawfully hunting or taking any Red or Fallow Deer.... 5pp, disbound, plus cover leaf. Act of Parliament. 1758. £18.00
Manchester, Sheffield & Lincolnshire Railway PLAN, SECTION AND BOOK OF REFERENCE of so much of the Railway as relates to the Parish of Fulwood. Session 1889. Plan lithographed by Thos. Kell & Son, size 22" x 30", in printed wraps, with small 4to 'Book of Reference', 1p. in printed pink wraps, bound in. The plan shows line with limit of deviation, woodland, roads, etc., scale 6 chains = 1 inch, with a vertical section below, scale 5" = 300ft. 1889. £65.00
Murder AN ACT for better preventing the horrid Crime of Murder. 4pp, disbound, plus cover leaf, engraved initial letter showing soldiers. Act of Parliament. 1752. £14.00
New Zealand AN ACT to guarantee a Loan for the Service of New Zealand. Pages numbered 305-312, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1857. £15.00
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 Suffolk ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet L N.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. 'Index to the Tithe Survey' printed in top margin. Railways inserted to 1881. O.S. blindstamp 1886. £20.00
¶ Covers Diss, Ixworth, North Lopham.
North British Railway BOOK OF REFERENCE To The Plans of the North British Railway, Hawick and Carlisle Junction Railway and Branches, and to the Plan of Additional Land at the Hawick Station, Containing The Names of the owners or reputed owners, Lessees or reputed Lessees and Occupiers of Lands in and through which the lines of the said Railway and Branches will or may pass... 97 printed pages, printed on one side only, plus title page. Printed in columns with Number on plan, Owners, Lessees, Occupiers. Size 15" x 9", paper wraps, slightly dusty, printed label. Edinburgh 1857. £145.00
¶ Parishes imclude Hawick, Kirkton, Castleton, Kirkandrews, Arthuret, Grinsdale, Rockcliffe, Canobie.
North Devon and West Somerset ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS, CONDITIONS OF SALE AND PLANS of... The Challacombe Estate and part of the Exmoor Estate about 9,721 acres, Nineteen Attested Dairy, Stock or Sheep Farms, Four Smallholdings, Exmoor Forest Hotel... Hoar Oak Herding and The Chains... For Sale by Auction... 18th September, 1959. 76pp., plus 3 photographic plates, small folio, lacks back wrap and two of the three folding plans, tears in key plan. Front wrap detached. 1959. £24.00
¶ 39 Lots, with detailed Schedules.
Nottinghamshire, Lancashire, Lincolnshire etc. REDUCED ORDNANCE ROUND NOTTINGHAM by Cruchley. Fully hand-coloured engraved map, 56" x 49", linen-backed and folding into cloth-covered boards, 4to, with morocco label on front board, marbled endpapers. Explanation pasted inside front board. Counties shaded in different colour wash, with borders in a deeper tone, parkland and railways coloured. Map centred on Nottingham with concentric circles at 1" intervals. Border all round with Sheet Nos. in margins. Published by G.F. Cruchley, Mapseller and Globe Maker, Fleet St. £140.00
¶ Extends to Chorley, Pontefract, Barton on Humber, Stamford, Bedford, Stratford upon Avon, Bromyard, Much Wenlock.
Ogilby (J) THE ROAD FROM BRISTOL TO WEYMOUTH com. Dorset By John Ogilby Esq., His Maties. Cosmographer... viz From the High Cross in Bristol to Bishops Clive 7, to Wells 12, to Glastonbury 6.... 'Ribbon' road map, title cartouche with coat of arms, compass rose on each of the six strips. Size 13" x 17", plus margins. Central fold. Border neatly ruled in red, main part of title underlined neatly in red. Small light pinkish smudge near Somerton (probably from the red ink). c1675. £70.00
¶ A good strong impression. The edition with no plate number.
Police AN ACT for consolidating in One Act certain Provisions usually contained in Acts for regulating the Police of Towns. Pages numbered 857-878, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1847. £12.00
Poor Relief AN ACT for the better relief of the Poor, within the several Hundreds, Towns, and Districts, in that Part of great Britain called England, incorporated by divers Acts of Parliament for the Purpose of the better Maintenance and Employment of the Poor; and for enlarging the Powers of the Guardians of the Poor..... Cover leaf + pages numbered 167-168, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1796. £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. Pages numbered 877-896, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1806. £14.00
Postage Duty AN ACT to authorize the Judge Advocate General to send and receive Letters and Packets free from the Duty of Postage. 1p. sm. folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1810. £6.00
Princess Catherine Queen Dowager A PERFECT RENTALL OF THE YEARLY REVENUE of the most Excellent Princess Catherine Queen Dowager of England &c., arising within the Severall Counties and Honor aforesaid as followeth.... On paper, 24 pages, size 16" x 13", rolled, sewn into an outer vellum sheet along the top, with just the remains of the cotton ties, and an illegible docket title. Vellum stained, first leaf very dusty and rather brittle with some edge tears and a few tears in the text, without loss, second and third leaves browned but sound, subsequent leaves clean. Lists lands under county heading, with columns for half years rent, whole years rent, on the left are columns for 'Alphabet of Persons', 'Alphabet of Manrs.', 'Number of Acquitters', 'Secry. Money to Deduct'. The town where the rents are to be paid is at the end of each listing. Initialled at the end as having been examined, with totals.The county with the greatest number of entries is Lincolnshire, with 12 pages; Wiltshire, Worcestershire, Shropshire, Herefordshire, Staffordshire, Somerset, Berkshire, Oxfordshire, Hampshire have approximately one page each, Dorset half a page and Gloucestershire 1«p. 28th January 1695. £720.00
¶ In Lincolnshire rents included the Manors of Crowland, Barrow, Brothertoft, Gouxhill (lists 25 people paying in this Manor), in the town of Grantham The George Inn, The Angell and the Crowne, The Boatyard in Holbech payable by Sir Edw. Farmer, numerous lands in Holbech and Moulton. In Somerset they included 'Exmore Forrest Tythes a Fee farm Rent per James Boevey Esq.', 'Glastonbury Mannr. a Fee farme Rent her pt. of which Sr. Hen. Cambell Knt. pays or his Bffe. Mr Robt. Downe', 'Stoke Abbots Mannor a Fee farm Rent Seaven Miles from Bristol sol. per Henry Browne', in Gloucestershire 'Bristoll Castle sol. per Thos. Day the Mayor & Mr. Joh. Cooke the Chamberlaine', 'St. Briavell Castle Lordship and Mannor... per The Duke of Beaufort at Badmington', and in Staffordshire 'Alvecote Scite of the late Priory with the Mannr of Shuttington & divers Woods Colemine &c... for a full sixth part of all slate stone or Coale to be Digged or Gotten there'. The yearly total payable to Her Majesty was £5,525 1s. 71/4d.
Pringle (T.F) THREE MANUSCIPT MAPS of Europe, Africa and Asia. All in the same hand, in pen and outline colour, with coast shaded, on thick paper, sizes approx. 9" x 13". Each has lines of latitude and longitude, with numbers in margins, mountain ranges marked with little outline hills, lettering in Dutch, in copperplate. Each has a title cartouche with title in ink and the decoration in pencil. Comprises: Kaart van Azie 1822 29 Maart. Covers New Guinea to the Red Sea, Siberia; Kaart van Europa; Kaart van Afrika. Covers Cape Town ('De Hottentotten' marked) to Cadiz, Damascus. 3 items Asia map signed 'T.F. Pringle de 29e Maart 1823'. £75.00
Recusant's Estates AN ACT for the Application of the Rents and Profits of the Estates forfeited by the Attainders of James late Earl of Derwentwater, and Charles Radcliffe. 9pp, disbound, black letter, plus cover leaf. Decorative initial letter. Act of Parliament. 1735. £17.00
¶ Refers to the Manor of Langley, Northumberland.
Sanford and Percival families ABSTRACT OF SETTLEMENTS made previous to the Marriage of The Revd. Edw. Ayshford Sanford with Miss Christina Emma Percival. 22p., sm. folio, folded. 1853. £10.00
¶ Refers to the will of Sir Charles Flower, Alderman on London. His Trustees included Ambrose Lethbridge Goddard, Henry Hussey Vivian. Does not mention lands in detail. The Sanford family were from the Taunton area.
Shropshire, Hereford ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LV N.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. Small blue 'Record Map' stamp in margin, 'Index to Tithe Survey' in top margin. O.S. blindstamp 1891. £18.00
¶ Covers Great Malvern, Bromyard.
Slave Trade AN ACT to carry into effect the Treaty between Her Majesty and the United States of America for the Suppression of the African Slave Trade. Pages numbered 357-384, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1862. £20.00
Slave Trade AN ACT for the Suppression of the Slave Trade. 4pp. 1839. £26.00
¶ 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.
St. Kitts CLAIM to Nathaniel Hart, Colonial Treasurer and George Evelyn, Officer of Customs, of Isaac Richards of the town of Basseterre, Master Mariner, for the return of his sloop 'Lady Robinson', which had been seized under the Act relating to carriage of passengers by sea. Manuscript, signed, 2p, sm. folio, folded. Paper slightly browned, with a couple of wormholes. 1858. £16.00
Statues and Busts AN ACT for encouraging the Art of making new Models and Casts of Busts. Pages numbered 673-675, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1798. £12.00
Stephens (John) A NEW CHART OF THE BRITISH CHANNEL from the Mouth of the Thames to Ushant, and he Scilly Islands; From an Actual Survey revised corrected, and improved By John Stephenson, a Master in the Royal Navy. Engraved chart, fully hand-coloured, size 20" x 41", plus margins, three vertical folds. Large title cartouche with leaves, anchor, lighthouse, etc., two compass roses, scale of nautic leagues down sides, Explanation of figures etc. London: Published by Laurie & Whittle, Fleet Street... 12th May, 1800. £220.00
¶ Covers the coast from London to Bristol, Scilly Islands, and coast from Dunkirk to Ushant. Shows towns and villages along the coast, shoals, depth of water, time of High Water, direction of currents.
Sussex, Hampshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 37". Made up of quarter sheets. Trimmed to border at edges and top, no sheet number. Printed from an Electrotype 1881. £32.00
¶ Covers, Alton, Chichester, Pulborough.
Tasmania ISSUE of 285 Debentures. The Burnie (Tasmania) Timber and Brick Company Ltd. 3pp., folio, printed in red. Numbered 226. Not signed. 192-. £10.00
Tasmania PROSPECTUS for the Tasmania Crown Silver Mining Co. Ltd. 3pp., folio, explaining the potential of the mine, loosely inserted is a 4pp. report on the 'Silver Crown' by Thomas Butement, and a full page coloured plan showing course of lodes etc., scale 12 chains to 1 inch, and small location plan. 1890. £30.00
¶ The silver field was at Zeehan, on the west coast of Tasmania.
Tin Exports AN ACT for taking off the Duties upon unwrought Tin exported to any of the Countries beyond the Cape of Good Hope. Cover leaf + pages numbered 183-184, small folio, black letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Charles Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1790. £14.00
Warwickshire, Oxfordshire GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. LIII S.W. Hand-coloured map, scale 1" to 1 mile, size 12" x 14", plus margins, key. 1899. £25.00
¶ Covers Warmington, Alderham, Lower Shuckburgh
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. £6.00
Wiltshire and Gloucestershire AUCTION POSTER for lands in the parishes of Ewen, in Kemble, and Oaksey, to be sold by auction by Acock & Son at the King's Head Inn, Cirencester, Monday February 20, 1837. Size 17" x 11", folds, small tear at one fold, repaired. Attached with a pin are MS Conditions of sale, 3p sm. folio. 1837. £24.00
¶ Lists 5 Lots, with occupiers.
Wright (John), Printer THE GREAT WESTERN ADVERTISER AND CHRONICLE For the Counties of Gloucester, Somerset, Wilts, Dorset, Devon, Cornwall.... Saturday, March 7, 1846. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp. 3" brown stain under title. Attractive vignettes of trains, ships waggons etc, and head of notices. 1846. £15.00
¶ Includes notices for calls for Shares for Bristol and Exeter Railway, of sailings of steam packets from Bristol to Newport, St. Ives, Padstow, Quebec, New York, etc, with small woodcuts of trains, ships, and long report of meeting of Bristol and Exeter Railway and South Devon Railway Companies.
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