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Lesley Aitchison's - Catalogue 112

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

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  1. Anstie (S) VIEW FROM CLIFTON DOWN. Antique aquatint. Hand-coloured aquatint, size of view 10" x 15", titled beneath, in an ivory mount, with gold lines. Clark and Duberg, c.1810. £60.00
    A view looking down the gorge towards the Bristol Channel, showing a glimpse of the river Avon with a sailing boat, and with Cook's Folly in the distance. In the fore-ground are 2 horses with riders, and with a horse and carriage in front of a house on the edge of the Downs. Price includes frame if you are able to collect.

  2. Bristol Waggon & Carriage Works SPECIAL LIST FOR COAL MERCHANTS Corn Merchants, Millers... 4pp. 20" x 12", folds, illustrating 25 types of cart, with prices for different sizes etc. of each model, brief description. Some slight browning at fold on front page. July 1905. £20.00

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  3. Fullarton (A) BUCKINGHAMSHIRE. Engraved map. With Reference table to the Hundreds and Liberties. Size approx. 7" x 9", plus margins, central fold. c1840. £12.00

  4. Greatmoor Farm, Grendon 127 GOOD HALFBRED SHEEP, 34 HEAD OF DAIRY CATTLE, Working Horses, Nag and Harness Horse, 5 Fat Hogs, 33 Acres of Capital Growing Crops of Wheat, Beans and Oats..... And the whole of the Agricultural Implements..... of the late Thos. Cooper, deceased, To be Sold by Auction, by Messrs. Jonas Paxton & Geo. Castle, On the Premises, at Greatmoor, on Thursday, August, 12th, 1868.... Poster, size 24" x 19", some repaired tears from top edge, and a few small holes where once folded. E. Smith and Son, Printers, Bicester, 1869. £20.00

  5. Ludgershall, near Buckingham 42 ACRES OF GRASS CROP AND KEEPING..... On the Farm late in the Occupation of Mr Gabriel Allen, deceased, To be Sold by Auction, by Messrs. Jonas Paxton & Geo. Castle, At the King's Head Inn, Bicester, on Friday, May the 8th, 1868.... Poster, size 22" x 17". E. Smith and Company, Printers, Bicester, 1868. £20.00

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  6. 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.

  7. Crewe LETTERHEAD of Henry Manley & Sons, Live Stock Salesmen, Proprietors of the Crewe New Cattle Market. 4to, attractive printed heading with bull and horse, with brief letter to a Sandbach solicitor. Small repaired tear at central fold... together with... INVOICE of William Wood, Saddler and Harness Maker, Crewe. Small folio, listing 20 items (e.g.'New patent leather saddle for pony'). Printed heading with picture of medals. 1904 and 1893. £9.00

  8. Middlewich ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXX N.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. Small blue 'Record Map' stamp in margin. O.S. blindstamp 1897. £18.00

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  9. Basset and Grylls Mine, Porkellis COUNTERPART SETT of Porkellis and Porkellis Moor in Wendron known as Basset and Grylls Mine, Messrs Glynn Grylls and Frederick Hill, Trustees, to Messrs. T.P. Tyacke, John Pool and Wm. Harvey. Distribution 1/2 and 1/4 of 1/20th. 3 vellum sheets, size 23" x 27", third page with manuscript plan size 13" x 21", some outline colour. 1861. £90.00
    Plan shows limits of sett, roads, buildings, fields, tracks, streams, 16 boundary posts, names of adjoining setts and owners.

  10. Bodmin T. PELLOW'S PRICE CURRENT of Teas, Coffees, and General Groceries, Italian and Proprietary Goods. Borough Supply Stores, Honey Street. 8vo, printed wraps. 28pp, plus 5p of adverts at the back. Crabb, Printer, Bodmin. c1880. £15.00
    Includes 50 types of biscuit, 10 types of cocoa, etc.

  11. Bodmin, Newquay GEOLOGICAL SURVEY four colour-printed maps, size approx. 14" x 19", plus wide margins, comprising Sheets 335 (Trevose); 347 (Bodmin), 336 (Camelford), 346 (Newquay). Scale 1" to 1 mile. 1951-1970. £17.00

  12. Camborne PARTICULARS OF TIN ORES RAISED AT PENDARVES UNITED MINES in week ending.... Manuscript in ledger size 12" x 8", entries in columns, ruled in red, for ores at Condurrow, Carnemaugh, Tolcarne, Tryphena. 27 double page spreads, with columns for District, Days, Weekly Totals, Black Tin, Price per Ton, Amount, increase, Lord's Dues, etc., weekly from Nov. 9th 1867 to May 9th 1868. Other pages have been ruled with the headings but not filled in. There are usually only 6 lines of figures filled in across the spread for each week, with very few for Tryphena. Totals for the week and 'Sold at Angarrack' at the bottom. Many blank pages at end. Lacks boards. 1867-68. £48.00

  13. Cornwall Election REPRESENTATION OF CORNWALL Extract from the West Briton and Cornwall Advertiser, of December 31, 1824. Broadside, 54 lines, reporting on the canvassing of Mr Pendarves at Newlyn and Penzance, and giving details of his address, in which he rebutted claims that he was a Catholic. Size 13" x 8". E. Heard, Printer, Truro. 1824. £38.00
    'he would yield to no man in attachment to the Constitutional rights and liberties of the People and in ardent zeal for the prosperity of Cornwall, of its Agriculture, its Mines, and its Fisheries.. (Loud and continued cheering)...'

  14. Cornwall election MR. PENDARVES Respectfully Solicits your Vote and Interest, at the next General Election, for this County. Printed on thick card, size 2" x 3". E. Heard, Printer, Truro. 1841? £15.00

  15. Cury & Mawgan PLANS OF CHYNITHON HENDRA AND CONTENT in the Parishes of Cury and Mawgan Property of Revd. J. Rogers. Folded hand-coloured manuscript map on paper, mounted on linen, size approx. 21" x 18". In ink and 3 colours of wash. Shows buildings (coloured red), roads ('from the Lizard', 'Road to Helston'), footpaths, 2 small streams. Fields numbered, adjoining owners named. Very decorative heart-shaped cartouche with title in a variety of calligraphic styles. A later note entered below title states "these estates do not adjoin as represented here". Very clean and bright condition. By J(ohn) R(oberts) 1833. £120.00

  16. Egloshayle THOS. LOBB RENT BOOK For Egloshayle Houses. Notebook, small 8vo, full diced calf, spine faded and chipped at head and foot. 50 pages of entries, recording rents paid 1877 - 1890, with date, name of tenant and amount. 1877-90. £24.00
    Tenants' names include Menhenick, Craddock, Rowe, Treglown.

  17. Ford (A) CORNISH TIN Some Aspects of a Changing Resource Cycle in the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries. 97 typed pages, 4to, typed on one side only, plus plans, graphs, and diagrams, and 16 photographs. The photographs are mounted on bound in black pages, and are photographs of early photographs (East Pool, Dolcoath, Wheal Seton etc.). Bound in cloth, with gilt title, with decorative endpapers showing mining landscape from a scraperboard by the writer. 1970. £65.00
    Chapters include 'The Great Tin Boom of 1870', 'Deposits versus Lodes', 'The Dying Throes' etc. Presented as a dissertation for a B.A. degree at Durham University.

  18. 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.

  19. Helston shopkeeper INFORMATION AND COMPLAINT of Benjamin Moon Surveyor of Weights and Balances for Kirrier that he visited the shop of Thomas Eddy, and found the weights he was using deficient. Printed form with manuscript inserts, signed by Justices, small folio. On the facing page are details of his conviction, also printed with manuscript inserts, signed, small papered seal. Folded.... together with.... similar forms for John Bunny, and Peter Hummell. 3 items. Penaluna, Printer, Helston. 1805. £22.00
    The offenders were fined five shillings, and three shillings costs.

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

  21. Lanreath DEMISE of a messuage lands and woods and garden Thomas Lander of Lanrethow, yeoman, to his son John Lander In a small neat hand on vellum, 15 lines in Latin. Signed by Thomas Lander, tag lacks wax seal. There is a fine large decorative calligraphic initial letter 'O' and decoration on the 'b' of the first word 'Omnibus'. Appoints Thomas Jane and Thomas Pollard his attornies. 10th December 1593. £75.00
    Refers to land called 'Hendreyventocke'. On verso are 8 lines in English attesting that 'Seisin and possession hereof taken by us Thomas Jane and Thomas Pollard... and delivery thereof made unto the within written John Lander...' and signed by them.

  22. Leatherwork SHOEMAKER'S BILL drawn to Revd. Sandys. Neatly written on sheet 15" x 6", folded. Lists 80 items, 1803-4. Receipted as paid. 1803-4. £15.00
    Includes shoes tapped and heeled for Richard Oliver and Elizabeth Jory, as well as Sandys, mending the carriage harness, mending the portmanteau, 'to leather for the pump by Malachi Martin', 'leather for the Kitchen pump'.

  23. Liskeard, Camelford ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Freehold, Residential and Sporting Estate of 'Lewarne', for Sale by Auction... 18th July, 1916. 60pp., folio, printed wraps, 4 photographic views of the house on two plates, lacks all of the three folding plans in back pocket, key plan inside front wrap. With numerous Schedules giving field names, rentals etc., including a two-page list of the payers of the Tithe Rent Charges. The contents have become loose from the wraps. Two long tears in completed Agreement on last leaf. 1916. £34.00
    The estate included the Pleasure Grounds, Ornamental Woodland, Grass Farm, Glass Houses etc., Trout and Salmon-Peel Fishing in the Fowey, eight mixed farms, freehold of Goonzion and Hardhead Downs, Brown Gelly Downs (including 1/20th minerals underlying), The Manor House, St. Neot, Gill Wood on the Fowey.

  24. Luscadjack, Penzance LEASE FOR A YEAR of lands, tenements, fields in Lescodgiack in the parish of Madern, Richard Pearce of Kerris, in Paul, to Thomas Trewren of Trewardreva. Vellum, size 15" x 21", small wax seal. 1742. £22.00
    Details the various areas of land including Tonkins Wieth, Finneys, Alverton Wieth, etc.

  25. Marazion PLAN OF TOLVADDEN in the Corporation of Marazion Property of Revd. J. Rogers & others. By J. Roberts. Folded manuscript map on paper mounted on linen, size approx. 21" x 15". In ink and 2 colours of wash. Acreage of each field given, adjoining owners named. "Remarks" give numbers of fields belonging to different owners with their proportion of mineral rights, e.g. "8, 9 and half of 32 William Thomas 1\8 of Mines". Later notes in pencil, some slight spotting, left and right-hand ink borders cropped, a few small splits in paper. n.d. c1830.... With.... TOLVADDEN & HENVOR GULLY. Small manuscript map on paper mounted on linen, 14" x 8", in ink with fields outlined in 5 colours. Shows ownership of land and share of underground profits. 1 mineral lode indicated. Amateurishly drawn. c1810.... With.... SMALL BUNDLE of papers, mainly 8vo and 4to, relating to Tolvadden, including "Examination of the Rights of Tolvadden 17th Sept. 1832, Capt. Martin's Report to accompany the Plan of Tolvadden"; Valuation detailing shares of underground profits, surface ownership; notes on auction sale lots, 1822; note to Revd. Rogers 1835 'Fields in Marazion...' giving nos. on plan and information e.g.'2 fields leased to Hy Laity for 2 lives aged 49 and 37 contain 6 acres your entity...'. c1830. £120.00
    In Symons' Gazeteer of Cornwall Tolvadden is described as 'A farm and mine'.

  26. Penzance LEASE FOR A YEAR of two houses in New Street occupied by Mary Bennalls and John Boase, Richard Pearce of St. Levan, Clerk, to Peter Bown of Falmouth. Vellum, 18" x 11", wax seal. Some yellow spots. 1757. £26.00

  27. Sancreed REFERENCE To The Map of the Parish of Sancreed. Oblong roy 8vo, rebound in modern half calf, raised bands, gilt lettering piece on spine. Manuscript title on first page. Printed in columns, across two pages, completed in manuscript, on 130 double-page spreads, plus blanks. With columns:- Estates (e.g. Tregerras, Botrea, Bejowans etc.), Owners, Occupiers, Nos referring to the Plan, Names and Description of Lands and Premises (field names, gardens etc., Acreage of Arable and Pasture, of Croft and Commons, Total, and Remarks.. together with... THE PARISH OF SANCREED IN THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL, R. Pentreath, W. Marrack, G. Hosking, Surveyors. Recent manuscript copy of the Tithe map, 1851, scale 10 chains to an inch, on two sheets of thin card, each sheet 20" x 25". In ink, with the outlines of the estates in colour, and each plot numbered lightly in pencil - the numbers corresponding with the Book of Reference. 1851. £170.00
    Approximately 16 lands and premises per spread.

  28. South Crofty Mine, Carn Brea TWELVE INVOICES for materials 1920's and 30's, from various firms. Mostly 4to, all with printed headings, a few with decorative headings. Includes Cooks Explosives, Penrhyndeudraeth, for Dynamite; Scottish Tube Co., Glasgow, for Black Flanges; Ewart Chainbelt Co., Derby, for chains; Alfred H. Knight, Assay Office, Liverpool, for Weighing and Sampling. 1920's. £22.00

  29. St. Buryan FURTHER CHARGE on a Mortgage on a loan relating to the purchase of property at Trelodevas, Richard Pearce of Penzance to Christopher Hawkins of Trewinnard, related in an indenture of 1740. Vellum, size 17" x 25", large signature of Pearce, wax seal with bust. Witnessed on verso. 1746. £35.00
    In 1740 Pearce had made over to Hawkins his Tin Bounds, to be discharged when the sum of £1,314 was finally paid to Hawkins. Also mentions an arrangement whereby John Stone of Bradbury and John Talbot of Laycock, in Wiltshire, conveyed lands in Leskinnick to Hawkins.

  30. 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. Bound in recent thin card wraps, original label laid down on front wrap. Some professional strengthening to corners of pages, long margins of pages dust-stained, some repaired edge tears. 1841. £75.00
    Tenements include Gear, Tresize, Tremayne, Soarne, Henver, Mudgeon.

  31. St. Minver and Illogan GRANT OF THE RECTORY OF ILLOGAN to William Sandys of All Souls College, by Frederick, Archbishop of Canterbury. Vellum, size 14" x 15", signed by the Registrar, with large papered seal of Canterbury, showing crucifixion with Roman soldiers. Attached to this is another vellum sheet, Letters Patent ratifying a dispensation made to William Sandys. 9th April 11 George III. Signed 'Talbot' in large letters. Remains of very large heavy wax seal on tag, diameter approx. 6", thickness three quarters of an inch, two large pieces still attached to tag, three smaller pieces broken off, a piece comprising about a quarter of the seal is missing. Some light spotting of vellum... together with... COPY by Sandys of a document, March 1771, which he signed whereby Francis Basset the Patron of the Rectory agrees to present Sandys on condition that when his brother John Basset attains 24 years he will resign. 2p., 4to, folded with docket title. 2 items. 1771. £85.00
    Sandys had to preach thirteen sermons a year at the church, and to support the inhabitants, especially 'the poor and needy'. He was to pay 'an able Minister' to carry out the duties at Illogan, as he was already the Vicar of St. Minver.

  32. St. Minver ASSIGNMENT by James Carthew of Laventhan to Richard Sandys of Helston of the Advowson, Patronage, Donation and Right of Presentation to the Vicarage of Saint Mynford. Sir Christopher Treize confirms there are no incumbrances on the right. Two vellum sheets, one size 23" x 32", the second one slightly smaller. Signed by Treize and Carthew with good armorial wax seals. Some browning and waterstaining, waterstain at bottom right corner of first sheet making some words illegible, the ink has bled slightly on some of the headings in bold heavy letters. 1763. £22.00

  33. Tin Stuff THE ACCOUNT OF THE TIN STUFF BROKEN AND DIVIDED in Tenement of Tremerack from 3rd of August 1785 to the 16th of April 1791, being the Number of Barrows and its Value. Manuscript on one side of sheet 10" x 15", folds, some wear at one fold (without loss of script). In three sections, starting with Jan. 1st 1786 to July 18th 1787 (13 lines), then Dec. 14th 1787 - Mar. 24th 1790 (8 lines), Mar. 24th 1790 - Apr. 12th 1791 (14 lines). Each section with total number of barrows, Value, and Lords Dues. Each line shows date, name of person Tin Divided with, No. of Barrows, Value per barrow, The Whole Sum. 1785-91. £48.00
    Names include Richard Rodda, Richard Gidley, Thos. Trugden, Hanaball Lory.

  34. Tregwarma, St. Minver LEASE of a messuage and tenement at Tregwarma, late Ede's, Trehane Symons of Trevine, to Samuel Symons of Tregwarma. In ink on paper, size 23" x 20", a few minor splits at folds, and hole at one point with loss of a couple of letters, some slight waterstaining at a couple of folds. Wax seal. 1790. £12.00
    Stipulates what farming practices were to be followed. For example a barge load of sea sand was to be spread on every acre broke for Tillage, clover and trefoil seeds were to be sown, etc.

  35. Tresco, Isles of Scilly THREE PHOTOGRAPHS one named in the plate 'Gibson, Penzance', the other two 'Gibson, Scilly;. Size each approx. 6" x 8", mounted on album leaf, some darkening of card of mount and a few foxing spots on mount. The first view shows Dracena Avenue at Abbey Gardens, the next a line of four Dracena in an area of formal flower beds, line of agaves in distance. On the other side of the leaf is a view titled in pencil on the mount 'Aloes in bloom, Abbey Gardens.' showing a group of 16 large aloes. 1880's. £24.00

  36. Truro BILL of Eldred R. Pascoe, Printer, Bookbinder.... St. Nicholas Street, Truro. Small 4to, decorative printed heading with border of leaves, made out to Messrs. Hodge and Hocking for '75 Bills (West United(?) Hills Mine'. Stab hole in top margin. 1852. £6.00


  37. Wheal Widdon Mine, Kea SETT of Wheal Widdon, George Viscount Falmouth to Thomas Reed of Stithians. On paper, size 17" x 27", signed by Falmouth and Read with good wax seals, one with bust. 1786 £70.00
    Gives the right to dig and search for copper and lead and other minerals (tin excepted) in a piece of ground on Widden Downs known as Wheal Widden Mine. Sets out bounds precisely, naming the different marker stones, posts, trees etc., and distance between them in fathoms.

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  38. Axmouth LETTER from Sidney Spencer, Nether Stowey, to J. Martyn at the Stedcombe Manor Estate Office, about the legality of a fixed net at the mouth of the Axe 'which has been worked during the past season'. 2p., 4to, typewritten on headed paper with vignette of a salmon. 1950. £12.00
    He says a seine net which has to be worked outside the limits of the Stedcombe property is legal, but the fixed net is illegal and should not be licensed. Spencer wrote books on fishing such as 'Clear Water Trout Fishing' and 'Pike on the Plug'.

  39. Barnstaple THE BARNSTAPLE CHARTER Printed transcript of the Latin charter, with summaries in English in the margins. 2pp., folio, folded with docket title. Pages numbered 1-3... together with... THE COMMISSION AND INQUISITION Temp. Edward III. Taking Notice of King Athelstan's Charter to the Burgesses of Barnstaple. The same format as above, but with no English note in the margin. Both documents have small needle holes in the blank area at the foot of the third page where it was once sewn onto card. 2 items. n.d. c1830 £50.00

  40. Barnstaple, Linton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, counties fully hand-coloured in pale wash, county border shaded in darker colour, coastline in blue wash. Dissected and mounted on linen, overall size approx. 25" x 37", folding to small 4to, marbled endpapers, in red slipcase with Stanford label on front and key map on back. Watermark 1857. £42.00
    Over half the map is sea area.

  41. Bedford Estate, Tavistock PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold Estates belonging to His Grace the Duke of Bedford, Situate in the Parishes of Milton Abbot, Brentor, Lamerton, Tavistock, Marytavy, Petertavy, Whitchurch and Tavistock Hamlets.... For Sale by Auction on the 11th and three Following Days of July, 1911. Fourth Day's Sale, Lots 119 to 166. Folio, wraps, 44pp, staples rusty hence pages loose, lacks the cloth spine, wraps dog-eared and with some edge tears. 3 folding coloured plans. First Edition. 1911. £16.00
    Includes Longbettor Farm and Common, Taviton Mill, Hurdwick Farm. A battered 'working' copy.

  42. Bickham (G) THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF EXETER Copper engraving, size 16" x 22", plus margins, the Cathedral taking up most of the paper, an array of figures in the foreground, large title along the bottom. Light trace of central vertical fold. 1796. £65.00
    A striking bold print, and a good impression.

  43. Black Torrington LETTER from John Penleaze, Black Torrington, Highampton, May 18 (1860). 3 pages, small 8vo, correspondent unknown. Says he was recovering from his illness 'when I had the appalling office of cutting down a poor Labourer who in a fit of temporary insanity destroyed him, I found him and Hoping to save life cut him down before sending for a Surgeon. It has made such an impression on me as almost to deprive me of reason...' Asks him to send a policy he retains which would enable him to obtain a loan, as he is in dire straits financially even though he has 'a Benefice of £600 per annum'. 1860. £18.00
    Revd. John Penleaze was Rector of Black Torrington from 1834-1879. There is a memorial window to him in the Church.

  44. Dartmouth and Kingswear ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXIII. Scale 1" to 1 miles, size 25" x 18". Border all round. Two thirds of map is sea area. Shows Fathom line etc. Parkland, main roads and water-features hand-coloured, small estate south of Dartmouth shaded pink. Small hole in linen at one fold. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. c1870. £28.00
    Covers area as far inland as Watton, Berry Head, Start Point.

  45. Deller's, Paignton, Publisher PAIGNTON Twenty views. Bound in stiff card wraps, size 7" x 10", decorative gilt title. c1900. £20.00
    Views include: Public Hall; Bandstand; Jubilee Lamp; Harbour and Torquay (good view of boats in foreground); Palace Avenue; Greenway Ferry on the Dart.

  46. Exe Estuary ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size approx. 23" x 35". Border on right side only. Mounted on linen, folding to large 4to. Pale green silk edging tape, frayed in parts. Linen split down 1" from top and bottom edge at one fold. Some slight off-setting. Linen rather discoloured on verso. c1810 £70.00
    Margary State 3.

  47. Exeter INVENTORY AND VALUATION of Machinery, Messrs. W. Brock, Cabinet Manufactory, Smythen Street, Exeter. By Alfred Bodley, Engineer, Exeter. 7th April 1885. 15 pages, in manuscript, in small 8vo notebook, stiff green decorative wraps. The sums have not been entered in the cash columns. Includes lathes, circular saws etc... together with INSURANCE CERTIFICATE for the Manufactory, 1895. Large folio, printed with manuscript inserts, folded... together with... LEASE of premises in Fore Street and Synogogue Place, Exeter, J.C. Wilcocks to William Brock, 1869. 2p., large folio. 1869-95. £22.00

  48. Harberton PARTICULARS of Valuable Property called 'Maryland', for Sale by Auction at the Castle Hotel, Totnes, Tuesday, October 9th, 1883. 3pp., folio, includes Schedules. Wear at fold on last leaf. 1883. £12.00

  49. Little Torrington and Addiport Manors PRESENTATION OF THE HOMAGE at The Court Baron of Sophia Stevens, Michaelmas Court. 1847. Before Joseph Risdon, Steward. 1p., folio, signed by 8 members of the Homage. Blank conjoint leaf, with docket title... together with... LETTER to Sophia Stevens from H. Glubb, Great Torrington, 14th March, 1849, saying 'I regret to inform you Risdon has gone to pieces', and J. Stevens has 'destrained for his Rent and taken possession of Speccott Farm'. 3p., 4to. 1847-9. £10.00

  50. Littleham & Exmouth LEASE of a dwelling house near the town well in Exmouth, Lord Rolle to Elizabeth Dench. Large vellum sheet, signed Rolle with wax seal. Outer portion where titled on verso rather dusty. 1829. £12.00

  51. Lord Rolle LETTER from Robert Hamlyn to Lord Rolle, Bideford, Jany. 24th 1815. 1p., 4to. Folds. 27 lines in a small rather untidy hand. Hamlyn was evidently hoping to sell his estate to Rolle. Begins 'My Lord'. Says he tried to see him at Stevenstone 'but finding you were gone to Bicton I followed you to that place'. Thanks him for the excellent venison. Says he's sending a map of the Manor, and a valuation 'which is £2,000 less that I valued it at two years ago...' On the back of the sheet are figures for the different parts of the estate: Service, South Trigenham, Hole, etc. 1815. £10.00

  52. McDonald (John), Illustrated by OLD PLYMOUTH Its Nooks & Corners. Album of views of Plymouth, size 8" x 11", grey wraps with decoratively printed title, 8 pages of lithographed views of buildings in Plymouth, two to a page, plus 7 full-page views. Descriptive text on facing page. List of subscribers on first leaf. Wraps slightly faded at edges. 1883. £35.00
    Scarce. Views include: Palace Court, The Hoe Gate, Pin's Lane, Friary Gate, Abbot's House, Basket Street, Notte Street, Old Custom House, Batter Street Chapel, Kitto's House.

  53. 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.

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  54. Bradpole LEASE FOR A YEAR of a tenement in Barrack Street in Bradpole, James Froom and Stephen Hussey to John Foot. Large vellum sheet, size 16" x 27". 3 wax seals. 1835. £14.00


  55. Burton Bradstock PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Valuable Freehold Property The Burton Bradstock Estate 1,682 Acres The Greater Part of this Attractive Village, 5 Farms, 3 Caravan Camps, 3 Private Beaches, The West Dorset Golf Course, The Anchor Hotel, 50 Cottages... Old Flax Mill... Haddon House... which Senior & Godwin will sell by Auction in 145 Lots.... 91pp., folio, card wraps, two of three plans only, inner hinge cracked, front wrap stained. 1958. £55.00

  56. Church Farm, Sixpenny Handley AUCTION PARTICULARS. A Compact and Most useful Holding. CHURCH FARM, Sixpenny Handley.... 42 Acres.... Woolley & Wallis will Sell by Auction.... On Tuesday, 16th July, 1968. Plan which is partly faded loosely inserted, (7)pp, 4to, original printed wraps with photographic illust pasted to top wrap. 1968. £10.00

  57. Newman and Co. TWELVE VIEWS OF WEYMOUTH AND PORTLAND Twelve engraved vignette views, oblong 8vo album, blindstamped boards, both detached. Size of engraved surface 3" x 4". Light waterstain affecting most of plates, obtruding onto engraved surface. Front board detached. c1850. £25.00
    Includes Chiswell, Portland from the Nothe, Portland Castle and Railway Station, Chesil Beach with quarry working in foreground, Bow and Arrow castle.

  58. Ordnance Survey TOWN MAP OF WEYMOUTH Scale: 6 Inches to 1 Mile. Sheet 53 and parts of Sheet 58. Size 26" x 28", plus margins. Folding to 8vo, red Ordnance Survey title with coat of arms printed in red on verso, forming front endpaper. 1933. £14.00

  59. Portland ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 31", sea area hand-coloured in blue wash, yellow shading around coast. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 4to, marbled endpapers. A red line has been drawn from the railway near Broadway to Abbotsbury. Electrotyped 1872. £48.00
    Covers Dorchester, Bridport, Lulworth Cove. The red line shows the railway branch line to Abbotsbury through Upwey, opened in 1885.

  60. Weymouth RECORD OF PAYMENT for 'Harwich Light'. Single folio sheet titled on verso 'Weymouth Harwich Light for Ladyday Quarter 1809', manuscript listing 4 quarterly payments for 1809, on verso ruled columns giving breakdown of Ladyday payment, single line, signed J.H. Browne. 1809. £12.00

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

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  62. Felstead THE LAST WILL AND TESTAMENT of me Elizabeth Smith of Felstead in the County of Essex Widow.... Manuscript, written in a bold clear hand, with large letters for headings, very bold black date '1760' in large figures at the end. 30 lines on paper size 16" x 13", folds. Signed 'Eliz. Smith', with papered seal. Witnessed. 1760. £38.00
    Leaves money and plate, utensils of the Brewing Office, etc., to her daughters Abigail and Elizabeth.

  63. Great and Little Saling SALE OF WOOLPITS AND ARUNDELLS ESTATES Account of R. Franklin & Son in account with Messrs. Hicks on Sale of Woolpits and Arundells Estates at Great and Little Saling. Two basic manuscript accounts, one for the estate, giving prices for 5 lots, with on facing page cost of mounting the sale (advertising, posting bills etc.) and one for farming stock and furniture. 5 pages large folio... together with.... Photograph, size 8" x 11" titled in pencil on verso 'Cows in Woolpits front meadow... probably taken during the war'... together with... Off-print from the Essex Review of an article describing 'Life on an Essex Farm Sixty Years Ago', inscribed on endpaper, 'written by Sarah Smith Woolpits'. 7p. 8vo. 3 items. 1858 and c1940. £14.00

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  64. Dymock PROBATE of the will of Thomas Onions of Ryton, yeoman. Vellum, size 20" x 23", printed certificate and large papered seal attached. 1874. £12.00

  65. Eastern Division of the County of Gloucester NOTICES OF OBJECTION TO THE OVERSEERS to 20 various individuals being included in the List of Voters. Twenty printed forms, size 5" x 8", with manuscript inserts, 8 signed by John Cox of Cheltenham, the rest by Joseph Garner of Three Cocks Lane, Gloucester. August 1835. £50.00

  66. Iron Acton RELEASE land in the Manor of Iron Acton called the Ridings, Daniel Burcombe of Old Sodbury, Stephen Burcombe of Stinchcombe, Clothier, Edward Martin of Iron Acton, yeoman, to William Thomas of Westerleigh. Vellum, size 21" x 21", two wax seals. Ink slightly rubbed in places, and vellum slightly browned at bottom of deed, but written in a bold hand, and ink is dark and legible throughout. Witnessed on verso. 1710. £32.00

  67. South Wales Railway AN ACT to enable the South Wales Railway Company to make a new Railway in the Forest of Dean, in lieu of the Railway already authorized to construct new Lines at Cardiff and Britton Ferry.... 15pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1851. £12.00

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  68. Bishop's Waltham LEASE FOR A YEAR of house and orchard in Church Lane in Bishop's Waltham, John Friend, Wheelwright to Richard Gibson, gentleman. Vellum, 12" x 17", small wax seal with bird. 1720. £24.00

  69. Bonchurch, Shanklin ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet XCIX N.E. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 18", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo paper wraps. Main roads coloured. Surface rather dusty. About half the map is sea area. Revised 1907. £17.00

  70. 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. 2" tear in text, repaired with archival tape. 1864. £26.00

  71. Cruchley's RAILWAY & STATION MAP OF HAMPSHIRE Showing all the Railways & names of Stations, also the Turnpike Roads, Gentlemens' Seats &c. Improved from the Ordnance Surveys. Hand-coloured map, size 19" x 22", into orange wraps, approx. 5" x 3". Name and date 1871 on front wrap. Published by Cruchley, c1870. £32.00

  72. Curdridge PARTICULARS with View, Plan and Conditions of Sale of... Oaklands, A substantially-built Gabled Residence.... Stabling Accommodation... 10 Acres. Hunting, Boating, Fishing... for sale by Auction 3rd day of July 1906. 9pp., 4to, two views of house on one photographic plate, coloured folding plan. Traces of vertical fold. 1906. £20.00

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  73. Hertford QUAKER MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE 1679. for the marriage of Henry Smith of Felstead in Essex and Abigail Collin of Hertford, at the Meeting House in Hertford. Manuscript, fifteen lines, plus 39 signatures, on paper, size 11" x 15". Paper slightly darkened and very slightly brittle, there are two horizontal and two vertical folds and there are two tears about 6" long, one vertical and one horizontal, repaired on verso with archival tape. An earlier owner has made two small repairs with small strips of paper in the margins. 1679. £40.00
    Surnames of signatories include Pleshe, Stout, Rudd, Whitehead, Edlin, Plumsted, Childe, Cock.

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  74. Ashford, Canterbury, Margate ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet III. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Dissected and mounted on linen, size 24" x 36", folding into 8vo marbled endpapers. Thin black ink line drawn from Westgate Bay through Canterbury to Charing, following a road. Inserted in rubbed and faded slipcase with Wyld label. Electrotype 1876. £48.00

  75. Bacon's PLAN OF CHATHAM Rochester, etc. Coloured plan, size approx 12" x 18", single fold at centre. Scale 6" to 1 mile. c1885. £18.00

  76. Reynolds' ALBUM OF CANTERBURY VIEWS 23 photolitho views on extending strip, folding into sm. 4to gilt boards. c1880. £17.00

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  77. Didsbury NOTICE. THE MANOR HOUSE DIDSBURY The Recreation Rooms have, owing to the necessity for accommodating more men, been removed to this house. All Wounded Men are most cordially invited to make free use of them... Instruction given in Rug Making, Basket Making... Poster, size 20" x 15", printed in red in very large letters... together with a small poster, size 6" x 15", 'Now Open... A Warm Welcome for all the 'Boys in Blue'... A. Henshall, Printer, Didsbury. c1917. £25.00

  78. Ince in Makerfield PLAN OF BUILDING LAND in the Township of Ince in Makerfield belonging to Thomas Gidlow Esq. 1869. Shows Occupation Road, railway, New Hall, a square-shaped moat, 7 building plots with names of owners along Turnpike Road, with areas. In colour on paper backed with linen, size 37" x 32". Scale 30ft. to an inch. Title in different colours. Many small vertical creases in paper, with some tears in the paper (but not linen) along the creases in the bottom 12". Surface of paper very dusty. 1869. £34.00
    Thomas Gidlow is listed in the 1871 census as a land and colliery owner employing 600 people.

  79. Lancashire TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet 67 (Garstang, Ribchester), Sheet 59 (Lancaster, High Bentham). Each size 13" x 18", plus margins. 'Outline Series' stamp in right margin. 2 items. 1913. £25.00

  80. 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

  81. Temple Lodge Estate TRENCHERBONE MINE Manuscript plan in ink and colours, size 24" X 39", scale 10" = 200yds. 1899-1901. £12.00
    The workings shown cover quite a small area.

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  82. Leicester, Melbourne MAP OF RESERVOIRS Map printed in black and 2 colours, showing reservoirs in blue, with names of 'service reservoirs' in buff. Size 22" x 32". Covers Thorpe Langton, Cadeby, Kegworth. Shows railways, stations, roads, villages, rivers, streets in Leicester. c1900. £18.00

  83. Misterton PARTICULARS of the Valuable Freehold Estates at Walcote... Dwelling-House... Thre Farm Houses... 329a.... which will be Sold By Auction at the Hind Inn, Lutterworth... October the 1st, 1845. 2pp., plus full page plan lithographed by Le Blond & Co. Title page in a variety of type-faces with decorative border, docket title on verso rather dusty. 1845. £46.00
    With detailed Schedule of Tenants, Field Names, etc. 'The House would form a very eligible Residence.... being in the imeediate Vicinity of excellent Coverts in the Quorn, Pytchley, and Atherstone Hunts...'

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  84. Brigg PARTICULARS of Parts of the Elwes Estates in Bigby and Roxby... 9p., folio, glossy wraps, basic plans. 1962... with... The Particularly Charming Detached Residence Nicolgate, Wrawby Road... 6pp., 4to, 2 photos, plan. 1966. 1950-1966. £13.00

  85. 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

  86. East and West Allington BOND of John Brown of Donington, Gentleman, and John Flinders, Apothecary, to William Leeson of Harlaxton, for one hundred pounds. 1p., large folio, manuscript, signed by Brown and Flinders, with wax seals. Folds. Refers to a conveyance of land in Bocking in East and West Allington. 1743. £24.00

  87. Grantham BILLS FOR FUNERAL EXPENSES of Henry Bampton, Grantham. 1814. Four small bills joined together, one for 'siters up', 'layers out' etc., and food, one for an elm coffin, one for church services - Tolling of corps to Church', 'passing bell ringing' etc., and one for various mourning clothes. 1815. £10.00

  88. Lincoln AN ACT for paving the Footways of certain Streets within the City of Lincoln; for cleansing, lighting and watching the said Streets... 52pp, plus cover leaf, Black letter, attractive woodcut headpiece with ships, ploughman etc, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1791. £18.00

  89. Sedgebrook WILL of Robert Burton of Sedgebrook, Grazier, 1793. 4p, folio, plus cover sheet, folds. Attested copy, 1793. £24.00
    Refers to his farm at Allington, and bequests of money to various people.

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  90. Hampstead CATALOGUE of the sale of antique and modern furniture etc. at 26 Rosecroft Avenue. 15pp, 8vo, staples rusty. 1948. £6.00

  91. Harlesden COUNTERPART LEASE of No. 6 Springwell Avenue Harlesdon. Large vellum sheet, printed with manuscript inserts. R.P. Wright Esq. Small coloured sketch plan in text. 1901. £10.00

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

  93. Piano manufacturers E. BISHOP AND SONS Pianoforte Manufacturers, Belmont Street, London. Chromolith advertising card, finely printed in pale shades of blue, pink and buff, size approx. 3" x 5", showing classical Greek lady playing a lyre, decoration of olive branches, scrolls etc. Delicate lettering. c1900. £14.00

  94. Queens' Park POSTER Frank H. Fortescue presents his Gorgeous Comic Pantomime Little Bo-Peep. On stiff card, size 12" x 8", printed in three colour. Holes at top for cord for hanging. Slight browning at extreme edges. c1955. £12.00
    Included 'the Real Live Tame Sheep'.

  95. Simms family GENEALOGY listing the descendants of John and Ann Thresher Simms of London 1761 - 1887. Long vellum sheet, size 3" x 22", listing their children (with spouses) and their grandchildren. Date of birth in column on left, date of death on right. The record would appear to have been written out in the second decade of the 19th century, and then copied - there is a note on the back in the same hand 'Jane Brightwen copied 9 mo. 1840.' Some dates of death have been filled in much later... together with... QUAKER BIRTH CERTIFICATE for the birth on 7th July 1762 in Clerkenwell Close in the Parish of St. James Clerkenwell, of Mary, daughter of John Sims and Ann his Wife. Nine lines printed on vellum, size 5" x 7", with details added in manuscript. Signed by three women witnesses, including the Midwife. Mary's birth is noted in the genealogy above. 1840. £70.00
    Genealogy includes Kenway, Oxley, Brightwen, Ollive, Phipps, families

  96. St. Martin in the Field MEMORIAL to be registered of an indenture.... John Croombes, Bright Smith, and others to John Paragreen. Vellum size 14" x 12". Not signed. Refers to an indenture of 1798, and relates to a messuage in Castle Street, Leicester Square, in the possession of John Paragreen and used as a Public House called The George. 1842. £16.00

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

  98. Theatre Royal, Drury Lane DOUBLE PLAYBILL advertising the programme for Feb. 16th, 1857. Size 19" x 19", folded vertically and printed on two pages, variety of decorative type faces. Francis, Printer, Strand. 1857. £45.00
    Programe included 'Black Book' and the Christmas pantomime 'See Saw, Margery Daw: or Harlequin Holiday and the Island of Ups & Downs' (the last word printed upside down), 'Mistletoe's Holiday Home' with 130 Ladies of the Corps de Ballet, and the 'Grand Scenic and Mechanical Effects, Exhibiting, in process of Construction The Fairy Factory of Fancy'. One of the scenes was in 'Mappin's Cutlery and Shilling Razor Warehouse' with 'A Pair of Sharp Blades' etc.

  99. Vinters' Company FREEMAN'S DECLARATION AND BYE-LAWS of the Vintners' Company. 2pp., folio, docket title. Printed on pale blue paper. First page with the Declaration and the bade with three tuns, the second page detailing rules regarding selling wines without a licence. Quotes from a bye-law of 10th year George IV ruling that no one can sell wine in a tavern, cellar etc., 'not being a freeman of the said mystery or craft by patrimony or servitude'. Also sets out the required dress of Tackle Porters. c1840. £12.00

  100. Weller (E) Engr. ENVIRONS OF LONDON Sheet 7. Covers Greenwich, Dartford, Sevenoaks. Lithographed map on single sheet showing the various railways, size 17" x 12", some outline hand-colouring. Scale 1" to 1 mile. 1863. £14.00
    Part of the map on 8 sheets from 'The Dispatch Atlas'.

  101. Weller (E) Engr. ENVIRONS OF LONDON Sheet 5. Covers Windsor, Esher, Guildford. Lithographed map on single sheet showing the various railways, size 17" x 12", some outline hand-colouring. Scale 1" to 1 mile. 1863. £14.00
    Part of the map on 8 sheets from 'The Dispatch Atlas'.

  102. Westminster AN ACT for impowering the Commissioners for putting in Execution the several Acts... for Paving, Cleaning and Lighting the Squares, Streets, and Lanes within the City of Westminster... to collect certain Tolls on Sundays, upon the several Roads.... 12pp., plus cover leaf. Black letter. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1765. £10.00

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

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  104. Norwich PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE OF VERY DESIRABLE PROPERTY, Situate at West Wymer Street, Heigham, Norwich. Which will be Sold by Auction by Mr. Hunter at the Grapes Hotel, Norwich, on Monday, April 9, 1866. 3pp, folio, docket title, folded. Fletcher and Son, Printer, Norwich. 1866. £16.00

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

  106. Swaffham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Residential and Business Properties comprising the Valuable and Convenient Dwelling House known as "Westgate", 7 substantially-built 5 roomed Cottages.... Which W.S. Hall & Palmer have received instructions... to Sell by Auction, at the "George" Hotel, Swaffham, on Monday, September 7th, 1931. Folio, 4pp, coloured folding map in pocket, wraps, 'Memorandum', completed. 1931. £20.00

  107. Toftmonks and Stockton PARTICULAR AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Two Pieces of Freehold Tithe Free Marsh Land of Fine Grazing Quality Situate Next the River Waveney in that Reputed Level called 'Carr's Marshes'... which will be Sold by Auction... 17th day of May, 1879. 4pp., 4to, second leaf with tear down 8" of vertical fold, repaired with document tape. Folded with docket title. 1879. £8.00
    Contains a brief historical description of the Marsh.

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  108. Aynho Station A CATALOGUE OF 380 FAT SHEEP & LAMBS 26 Fat & Store Cattle... Fat & Store Pigs... which will be sold by auction... June 19th, 1877. Poster, size 15" x 10", traces of light folds. Smith & Co., Printers, Bicester. 1877. £22.00
    Gives times of up and down trains at Aynho.

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

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

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  111. Bonnor (T), drawn and engraved by HAILBROOKE LODGE. The Seat of Denham Skeet. Copper-plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 7" x 10", plus margins. 1791. £20.00
    From Collinson's History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset.

  112. Brockley COUNTERPART LEASE of land in Brockley, Sir Charles Kemeys Tynte of Goathurst to John Durban, of Brockley. Paper, size 19" x 27", good wax seal with bust of bearded man. 3 small splits at folds. Outside rather browned. 1754. £18.00

  113. Castle Cary NINE APPRENTICESHIP INDENTURES apprentising seven boys and two girls to Castle Cary tradesmen. All printed on paper, size 8" x 10", all signed by the apprentice, a parent and the tradesman, with small wax seals (except for one which has papered seals). Details inserted in manuscript. Impressed seal top left, signed in the left margin by Castle Cary attorney. 1803. £95.00
    With the usual provisos about playing dice, haunting taverns, etc. Gives a picture of the trades in Castle Cary at the time, which includes mantua maker, cordwainer, hosier, baker, wheelwright, glover and breeches maker, collar and harness maker.

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

  115. Flax spinning APPRENTICESHIP INDENTURE apprentising William Curry of Ashford to Caleb Barrett of Corton Denham and John Watts of Castle Cary, Linen Thread Spinners, as a Flax Dresser. On vellum, size 8" x 8", signed by William and his father and John Watts, small wax seals. Printed, with manuscript inserts. Folds. 1803. £24.00

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

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

  118. Pawlett and Puriton PARTICULARS of an Excellent Dairy Holding known as Court Farm, for sale by Auction, 24th July, 1929. 5pp., small folio. Traces of folds. 1929. £12.00

  119. Sedgemoor JOURNAL OF A VISIT TO SEDGEMOOR by Revd. S. Alford. Manuscript on 4p., 8vo., in a small hand, sewn at margin. Recounts a vist to Sedgemoor Monday 29th April 1844, when he rides from Heale to Weston Zoyland. There he leaves his horse at the Three Greyhounds Inn and walks with a guide, the Landlord, William Tice, around the area, looking for traces of the battle of Sedgemoor. Describes in detail the direction of the walk. The pass a farm called Verney where 'my guide told me a Gibbet was erected... many of the captrd. follows. of Monmouth were hung up together.' The go on to 'Long Moor (pronounced 'Line Moor')', site of the battle 'my guide assured me there used to be a mound there, covering the Grave of those who fell in the battle tho' probably it had been levelled for convenience of culture about 20 years ago'. Tice tells him skeletons, arms and armour were found 'some of which were in the possession of Mr Stradling of Chedzoy...' Discusses an old Rhine called 'Rowen Lake' and a marble block called the 'Line Stone'. 1844 or slightly later. £40.00
    The Revd. Samuel Alford lived at Heale House, Curry Rivel. This may be in his hand, or it may have been copied as an extract from an actual diary, and the few pages sewn up. The style is rather colloquial, with dashes and abbreviations, and not something that would have been written for publication. The paper and the hand-writing appear would tally with a mid-nineteenth century date.

  120. Shepton Mallett NOTICE to Owners, Lessees and Occupiers for acquisition of lands at Shepton Mallet from the Trustees of Mr & Mrs Jelly. Somerset and Dorset Railway (Extension to the Midland Railway at Bath). Letter on 1p., folio, double-page schedule of lands inside, completed in manuscript.... together with... a letter from Land Agents at Bath relative to the case, printed heading 'Somerset and Dorset Extension to the Midland Railway at Bath'. 1p, 4to. July 22nd, 1872. £16.00
    Lands at Shepton included house, garden, conduit, pond etc.

  121. Taunton Area THE WEEKLY AVERAGE PRICE OF WHEAT for 1826, 1827 & 1828. An Abstract of the Weekly returns sent to the Board of Trade. Manuscript on folio sheet ruled in columns for Date, Average, Remarks. At the bottom is the name 'Wm. Court. inspector of Corn Returns for the District of Taunton and its Vicinity'. Folded, docket title, small piece of sealing wax dropped on verso making small hole, with loss of one digit. Paper watermarked 1827. £18.00

  122. West Buckland TRANSFER OF MORTGAGE on lands at West Buckland, William Thomas of Poole, Brick and Tile manufacturer, to John Bailey of Blackford, for securing £850. Two large vellum sheets, two small wax seals. 1858. £10.00

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

  124. Checkley, Teane ABSTRACT OF THE TITLE of the Heirs at Law of the late Henry Bathurst Esqre. deceased to the Manor of Teane and various Messuages Lands Tenemts. and Heredits. in Over Teane, Nether Teane and Checkley in the County of Stafford. Manuscript on 40p., folio, folded in half horizontally with docket title, fastened at corner with tape. Details title from 1675 - 1730... together with... AS TO THE MANOR OF TEANE and other Premises in the County of Stafford. 18p., as above. Details title from 1730 - 1814. 2 items. Paper watermarked 1811. £55.00
    Lists properties and named closes of land.

  125. Lichfield COUNTERPART LEASE of land at Lower Knowle, near the city of Lichfield, adjoining a lane called False Way, Weston Noble of the Close of Lichfield, yeoman, to Humphrey Hall of Lichfield, yeoman. Vellum, 16" x 18", lacks tag. Vellum slightly spotty in parts. 1650. £35.00

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  126. Beccles BILL of Samuel Darby, Coal, Slate, English & Foreign Timber Merchant, Goods Conveyed to and from Yarmouth & Lowestoft by Craft. Bill made out to Victoria Brick Field for different types of tile, finely printed heading with vignette of sailboat. 1894. £8.00

  127. Hacheston PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Convenient and Desirable Cottage Property in Hacheston, To be Sold by Auction... 9th February, 1855. 3pp., small folio. Folded with docket title, sent through the post with four green circular postmarks, penny red stamp. 1855. £22.00
    Names occupiers.

  128. Hadleigh COVENANT BOND binding John Burrell of Hadleigh, gentleman, to George Clark, Linen Draper, for £525. Refers to lands held by Burrell of the Manor of Hadleigh Hall, called Haunches Meadow, and Tainter Croft. On paper, manuscript, size 18" x 21", two small splits at fold, wax seal. 1777. £22.00

  129. Halesworth, Peasenhall ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet L S.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. Small blue 'Record Map' stamp in margin. Railways inserted to 1881. 1883. £17.00
    Covers Halesworth, Peasenhall, Harleston.

  130. Mildenhall ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile, Sheet No. LI N.E., size 13" x 19" plus wide margins. 'Index to Tithe Survey' in top margin. O.S. blindstamp 1858. £20.00
    Covers Fordham, Thetford.

  131. Woolpit OBLIGATION BOND of Richard Bruce of Woolpit, yeoman, to Samuel Damant of the hamlet of Dagworth in Old Newton. On paper, size 17" x 22", signed by Bruce and two witnesses with wax seal. 1772. £24.00
    Refers to a messuage called Poyers within the Manor of Mendlesham.

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  132. Brighton, Chichester, Haslemere ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Sheet IX. Size 24" x 36", linen-backed and folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. Parkland and main roads hand coloured, border of counties shaded in pink and yellow, including yellow around coast. Electrotyped in 1871. £65.00

  133. Hilder (Rowland), Artist SHELL GUIDE TO SUSSEX Poster, lithograph and letterpress printing, glossy surface. Size 29" x 20", illustration showing white cliffs in distance, the Long Man, downland flowers in foreground, etc., description and map with key below. Metal hanger top and bottom. 1950's. £34.00

  134. Litlington, Eastdean ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet LXXIX. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Coloured geologically to show different soils, key in margin. Marked to show two proposed wells, with some section lines, presumably by Water Board. 1879. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1893. £30.00

  135. West Harting WATERCOLOUR SKETCH showing a sunset over the pond, hills in distance, crescent moon. Size 3" x 6", mounted on card with line border, and inscription on mount 'Wishing you a Happy New Year, From Ernest Smith to his sincere Friend...' On verso is title 'Sketch of West Harting Pond in Lady Featherstone's Estate near Rogate'. December 31st. 1880. £12.00

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  136. Hill TO THE PARISHIONERS OF ST. JAMES'S, HILL Printed letter from the Minister, Montagu Webster, to the Parishioners on the occasion of the Rev. Richard's appointment as curate. 1pp, 4to, some foxing, adjoining leaf with address panel. 1882. £12.00

  137. Leamington Spa and Warwick FOUR PHOTOGRAPHS albumen prints. Large views, unmounted, size 9" x 11", comprising: Holly Walk, Town Hall (Leamington), St. John's House, River Avon with boats and boat house in foreground and Kenilworth Castle in the distance (the castle slightly blurred). Some slight curling of paper at corners. The views are titled in pencil on the back, except St. John's House, which is called 'an old house in Warwick'. c1890. £20.00
    The close-up view of the Town Hall is particularly clear and crisp.

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

  139. Stratford on Avon ORDNANCE SURVEY Sheet LIV S.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 15", wide margins. 'Index to Tithe Survey' in top margin. Impressed Board of Agriculture stamp in top margin. Stamp dated 1893. £18.00

  140. Warwick PHOTOGRAPHS Small collection of good views of Warwick, albumen prints, 5 views 9" x 11", 8 views approx 6" x 8". 13 views in all, unmounted. Titled in pencil on verso. Some slight creasing at edges of some views. c1890. £26.00
    Views include Jephson Gardens, Holly Walk, Town Hall, Eastgate, Guys Cliff House, 'An old house at Warwick'.

  141. Yates (W) A MAP OF THE COUNTY OF WARWICKSHIRE Drawn from an Actual Survey Taken in the Years 1787, 1788, 1789 by William Yates & Sons for John Sharp. The two northern sheets of the map only, joined together on one piece of linen. Full wash colour. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Overall size 20" x 26", mounted on plain paper so as to give 3" margins at each side. Large compass rose top left, top right is diagram showing how base lines were marked at St. Mary's Church Tower, Warwick, St. Michael's, Coventry, and on the Watling Street Way, and 'Observations taken to the most remarkable circumjacent objects... from them a series of Triangles was propogated thro the whole Survey... the annexed Diagram shows the construction of the Series of great Triangles...' Shows roads, rivers, towns etc. of part of neighbouring counties. 1789. £200.00
    The title is not on this part of the map. The area covers Newton Regis and Lichfield in the north, as far south as Kilsby, Lapworth, Beoley.

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  142. Liddington PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Freehold Estate known as 'Liddington Wick'.... for Sale by Auction... May 30th, 1864. 3pp., folio, double page hand-coloured plan. Folded with docket title. 1864. £32.00

  143. 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. £6.00

  144. Marlborough, Calne ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 166 Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 14" x 19", plus wide margins. Red Hydrographic Office stamp in right margin. Railways inserted to 1914. £18.00

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

  146. Stonehenge FIRST DAY COVER with four stamps illustrating astronomy. White envelope with the four stamps spaced out in a square and postmarked 'Astronomical Alignments at Stonehenge. Amesbury Wilts 16 October 1990'. There is a diagram of Stonhenge with the various lines of the sunsets, on the left in embossed printing. Small area of surface rubbing along about half an inch along the extreme bottom edge. Original printed explanatory card inside. 1990. £10.00

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

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  148. Dowty (William), Photographer DEFFORD AND HILL CROOM CORONATION FESTIVITIES Bourne Bank, June 24th, 1902. Photograph, size 6" x 8", mounted on thick card, with printed title under image. Slightly faded. 1902. £8.00
    Shows people in a large garden or park, decorated with garlands, lanterns etc. Taken looking down on the crowd from a slight rise.

  149. Droitwich PARTICULARS AND PLAN of the Residential and Agricultural Estate comprising Doverdale Manor and Doverdale Manor Farm. To be sold by Auction... 2nd May, 1960. 3pp., small folio, plus 1p. plan. Stiff wraps... together with... Catalogue of Farm Implements and machinery, Doverdale Farm, for sale by Auction 19th May, 1960. 4pp., sm. folio, wraps. 2 items. 1960. £10.00

  150. Redmarley APPOINTMENT AND RELEASE in fee of certain Parcels of the Burrend Estate, John Stokes and Trustee to Jonathan Gilbert Price and Trustee. Vellum, size 24" x 31", sketch plan size 5" x 4" in text. 1826. £15.00
    Gives details of the names of the closes and adjoining owners.

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  151. Arkengarthdale ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 22. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 26" x 35". Shows pits at Tan Hill at the bottom left corner, River Greta in the north. 1856. £25.00

  152. Bowen (Emanuel) AN ACCURATE MAP OF THE COUNTY OF YORK Divided into its Ridings and Subdivided into Wapontakes, drawn from Surveys with Various Improvements Shewing also by Concentrick Circles the Distances of all places in the County from the City of York. Engraved map, hand coloured in outline, size 21" x 27", folded to small 4to but not dissected. Cartouche with title, with spinning wheel, rolls of cloth, etc. Vertical tear down almost all of one fold, repaired on verso with archival tape. Some slight loss at a few points where folds meet. One small ink blot. c1770. £65.00

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

  154. Crackpot Moor ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 27" x 34", margin trimmed away from right hand side. Slightly dusty at edges, a few small marginal tears, one just protruding into map surface. 1893. £15.00
    Covers Crackpot Side, Birk Hill, Bank Heads, North Gate Scar. Shows numerous old mine shafts.

  155. Dix (Thomas) THE COUNTY OF YORK divided into its Ridings with their Subdivisions, Exhibiting the whole of the Mail, Direct and principal Cross Roads, Rivers, Navigable Canals, Rialways And The Parliamentary Divisions. Engraved map, mounted on linen but not dissected, folded, size 23" x 28", wapentakes coloured in outline. Heights of hills top left, Market Towns, Reference to Wapentakes top right, fine view 'South East View of York' bottom right, title and Explanation, scale bar bottom left. Some slight wear at two points at central fold, one place with a small hole in paper and linen, small tear in paper only at bottom margin. The margins have been trimmed to the border, so there is no cartographer's name: this may have been originally on a slipcase label. c1820. £65.00

  156. Skelton TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION On Saturday the 28 day of October 1820, at the House of Eliz. Green, the Duke William Inn, by Mr. John Watson, Houses and Land at Skelton, in Cleveland. Printed in large typefaces with 6 lines of description of each of the 2 Lots. Size 14" x 8", traces of folds. Marshall, Printer, Guisbro'. Sept, 26. 1820. £42.00
    Comprised 2 cottages with Wright Shop, Orchard, Garth, and half a Pew in Skelton Church, and An Allotment on Manless Green 'desirable to any Person... anxious to Build; as there are good Public Quarries in and for the use of the Township, where the Purchasers will have right to win Stones'.


  157. Swaledale PLAN OF THE FELL END MINES Swaledale N.R.Y. 1857. Manuscript map in ink, with water features in blue, on paper backed with linen. Size 77 " x 38". Scale 4 chains to 1 inch. Very large compass rose, scale bar, large title. Arkle Beck along the bottom, Farn Gill at the left edge (north west side), Reeth Bridge at the bottom right edge. Boundary of the area in a blue line, reaching up to St. Andrews Cross, Pike Stones and Stony Poping top left corner, Copperthwaite on the right. The main area of mines is on the left and the right of the map, so that the middle section is fairly empty. The mining area near Farn Gill shows Blucher Vein, Wellington Vein, Primrose String, Haggs Level, East Level, the different Rises, Shafts, 'Foreheads' with dates marked, level mouths, Smiths, Gun Nest. Light red lines at 1" intervals across the whole map, on north-south axis. Remains of silk ribbon edging tape, some discoloration of linen on verso. 1857. £160.00

  158. Walker (J) & (C) NORTH RIDING OF YORKSHIRE. Folding engraved, hand-coloured map, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, dissected and mounted on linen, engraved area approx. 12" x 15", plus margins, folding into boards size 4" x 3", with original decorative printed label. 1841. £20.00

  159. Welburn, Near Kirbymoorside TO BE SOLD BY TENDER Timber & Trees Viz. A Plantation... situate near to and on the East Side of Kirkdale Church... marked with White Paint... the following Wood cut down near the Hall... 17 Ash Trees and Limbs, 1 Beech Tree... To be Sold by Tender... 22nd April... Poster printed in large type-faces, size 20" x 15". Traces of folds. Boak, Printer, Stationer and Paper-Haner, Pickering. 1874. £24.00

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    Channel Islands

  160. Guernsey ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 11 S.W. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 12" x 17", plus wide margins. Small repaired marginal tear First Edition. 1900. £14.00
    Covers La Passee, Capelles, Fort Hommet, etc.

  161. St. Martins, Guernsey LEGAL CASE regarding non-payment of rent by Ed. Becquet on a house and garden in the parish of St. Martin, due to 'Tho. Beaugie fils Jean fils Jean fils Pierre'. Manuscript in French on paper size 8" x 6", one and a half pages, plus blank conjoint leaf. Initialled at the bottom of the first page with illegible signature followed by 'Lieut.', and dated 22nd May. 1725. On the verso is a confirmation signed 'T. Lefeuvre, Centenier' that on 24th May he served a notice to Becquet to appear at the next court 'par la moyen de sa feme a son domicille'. 1725. £25.00
    Buquet had not paid 'six cat. de froment et une poule'.

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

  163. Martin (Henry), Sculpt. PLAN OF TAIN Scale 6" to 1 mile. Engraved plan, size 12" x 11", hand-coloured in outline. c1835. £22.00
    Names owners of property. Covers area from Morrangie to the River Tain.

  164. Muirhead (C) Printer THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER February 18, 1834. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp., folded. 1834. £14.00
    Contains 3 columns on Highland Society livestock competition.

  165. Railway Clearing House OFFICIAL RAILWAY MAP OF SCOTLAND Prepared and Published by the British Transport Commission, Railway Clearing House, London. 1960. Folding map, size 43 x 29", linen-backed and folding into sm. 4to boards, with gilt title. Mountains shown by hachures. Lines shown in blue. 1960. £40.00

  166. Stranraer ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 90. Popular Edition. Buff and red wraps with shield and crown. 1924. £9.00

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  167. Llandudno TWO REAL PHOTO POSTCARDS of large groups of about 70 people posing outside the Ormes Cliffe Hotel. Each with the name 'Ormes-Cliffe' and the date 17.8.14, and 5.7.15 in the plate. 1914-15. £10.00
    In the later group there are many young women, neatly dressed in white blouses.

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

  169. Swansea LETTER from J. Michael Williams to Henry Williams, Swansea, April 6, 1849, advising against buying timber as there is severe competition in the trade. He had heard 'Llewellyn's had lost very largely by their iron Works 40-50,000...'. Refers to 'Gossage's Patent': 'I think I shall advise our House not to give £3000... it is useless except for Freeburning...' 4p., sm. 8vo, mourning border. 1849. £10.00

  170. Tonypandy, Glamorgan EMPIRE THEATRE Frank Fortescue's Spectacular Comic Pantomime Mother Goose. Printed in bright red, blue and yellow, on card size 12" x 8", holes at top for hanging, picture of Mother Goose riding a goose, with broomstick, list of cast. 1950's. £12.00

  171. Walker (J) & (C) WALES SOUTH EAST AND WALES SOUTH WEST. Two folding engraved, hand-coloured maps, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, dissected and mounted on linen, engraved area of each approx. 15" x 12", plus margins, folding to sm 8vo, marbled sides. 2 items. c1841. £25.00

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  172. Anne Jones, Quaker preacher THREE LETTERS relating to Anne Jones. The first from Mary Marriage, Chelmsford 17 3 mo. 1828. 3p., 4to, folded with red wax seal, names, but no address on verso. Mary writes to offer her support in the struggle Anne has had with 'false brethren.. it has been a time of close conflict'. Continues with news of family and friends (mainly those who have died or are ill)... together with... LETTER to his wife from Joseph Marriage, at Anne Jones, Stockport, 12 4 mo, 1846. 3p., small 8vo., no envelope. His wife has been looking after Anne Jones, and he says it must be 'a lasting satisfaction to thee that thou hast been favor'd to cheer the downward period of our dear Sister's life'... together with... LETTER from Elizabeth Christy to 'Dear Friend', Reading, Crown St., 2mo 12th 1849. 4p., 4to. Counters a suggestion made by some Friends after a Yearly Meeting in 1845 respecting 'a little infirmity' of 'thy late revered Aunt Anne Jones'. Says she was never the worse for drink and 'never exceeded a Wine Glass of Spirit diluted... I never saw anything bordering on intemperance.' 3 items. 1828-49. £40.00
    Anne Jones was involved in the 'Hicksite controversy' while visiting Quaker meetings in America. She was a supporter of the 'Orthodox' Quakers in their conflict with the followers of Elias Hicks, who advocated a more spiritual form of Quakerism, centred on the 'inner light'.

  173. Bowen (E) A NEW MAP OF THE COUNTIES OF CUMBERLAND AND WESTMORELAND Divided into their respective Wards From the Best Surveys and Intelligences, Illustrated with Historical Extracts relative to Natural History, Produce, Trade and Manufactures Shewing also the Rectories & Vicarages With various other Improvements. Engraved map, size 27" x 20", folded, not dissected. Original colouring of borders of Hundreds and border of map. Decorative cartouche, and dedication top right to Sir James Lowther. Descriptive text around edge of map. Map trimmed to within a quarter of an inch of border, losing imprint (as was often done with folded maps). Two tiny splits in paper where folds meet reinforced on verso with archival tape. Small light brown spot in border bottom right. 1760. £90.00

  174. Cheshire and Wales NORTH WALES AND SOUTH CHESHIRE ELECTRICITY DISTRICT Transmission System, June, 1927. Map covering Anglesey, Liverpool, Crewe, Aberystwyth, printed in black with Lines Constructed printed in green, Lines under Construction in red. Scale 6 miles to an inch, size 14" x 18", plus margins, folded to 8vo. Shows railway lines. North Wales Power Coy. 1927. £14.00

  175. Cornwall and Devon FOUR ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet XXVI (Okehampton, Stratton), Sheet XXX (Bodmin), Sheet XXXI (Falmouth, Fowey), Sheet XXX (Penzance - portrait format). Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 37", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo endpapers, endpapers slightly chipped at the edges in places, inserted in modern marbled slipcase. On Sheet XXVI a small field has been shaded pink in four places; on Sheet XXXI a very small area near St. Martin shaded pink. Occasional very slight darkening of section edges. Whatman watermark, 1858. £165.00

  176. Essex and Hertfordshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP In slip case with printed label 'The Country Around Brentwood'. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 38", plus margins. Sheet 241 and adjacent sheets. Border all round. In full wash colour, water fully coloured, Essex coloured in pale yellow, Hertfordshire in pale pink, roads and parkland coloured. County border and coast in deeper yellow. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo marbled endpapers, in red Stanford slipcase with printed label as above. Railways inserted to 1901. £50.00
    Covers Widford, West Ham, Southend, Shoeburyness, mouth of the Blackwater.

  177. Fisher family of Gloucestershire, Staffordshire, etc. GENEALOGICAL NOTES Manuscript in 4 small 8vo notebooks. Comprises (i) Notebook, limp calf wraps, approx. 160 pages of notes plus some blanks. A few leaves loose. Includes heraldic description of the arms of 20 various branches, pedigrees written in a very small hand (beginning from the 17th and 18th centuries), some tipped in on folding blue paper, blue paper occasionally slightly discoloured, list of Fishers buried in Gloucestershire, extracts from registers of Baptisms at Elmstone Hardwick, notes on Fisher portraits, relevant extracts from Rudder, Atkyns, Chalmers Biographical Dictionary, etc. (ii) Vellum bound notebook, brass clasp 'Notes disconnected & unarranged'. 70 pages. (iii) Another notebook, same binding as (i), Baptisms, marriages etc. from Registers of Alrowas, Stafford, more on registers of Elmstone Harcwick, 1565-1689. 17p. (iv) Another parchment-bound notebook, duplication of notebook (iii) in a tidier hand. 15p. c1890. £85.00
    'Feb. 6th 1889 I went to the Royal College of Arms where I had an interview with Alfred Scott-Gatty, Esq., York Herald, who was most kind and careful in helping to search the records...' Apparently Benjamin Fisher had applied for arms and 'Mr Naylor sent him a rough sketch of of the arms that would be assigned to him', but the writer possessed a document that he did not sign and return so 'the Fishers of Stroud are a non-armigerous family'.

    Society of Friends in the First World War

  178. Friends War Victims Relief GROUP OF LETTERS sent to relatives in England from France, describing work of the ladies of the Committee distributing seeds, agricultural tools etc., 1915. Comprises (i) Two letters on headed paper, 4to, of a hotel in Vitry le Francois (Marne) in different hands, one unsigned, the other signed E. Maud B. S (Maud Bevington Smith, nee Binyon). March 12 & 26th 1915. 'we went over to Sermaize where 6 ladies & about 8 men are living in the Hydro in the pine woods, with about 300 to 400 Refugees. They have just put up 2 wooden houses for them... they are distributing clothes to the poor people round who live in the cellars of the ruins of their house. It is pitiful to see street after street of burnt houses... At Glannes & Huiron we have got 25 wooden houses put up for the people... (ii) 8 pages 8vo and 2p 4to, written in E. Maud B.S.'s hand, as 'the first detachment of my diary', describing the trip out from Folkestone to Paris 'Arrived in Boulogne almost the first thing we saw were wounded soldiers being carried on stretchers onto the Hospital ship 'St. Andrew'... at Beauvais we saw a number of Red X vans bringing in wounded, bumping over the pave horribly...' End of March 1915. (iii) Letter home to his children at 'Wickham' from 'Douglas (Bevington Smith)' at Fen Champenoise. 5p., 8vo. Describes distributing the seeds of carrots, radish, leeks etc., which have been sent from Paris by train, and visiting the hospital at Vitry, with another from him dated Sezanne Mar. 28. 1p., large folio, folded. Describes trips to distribute seeds, includes seeing the place 'where the Crown Prince's funk hole is. It is in an orchard, a big underground room with shrapnel proof roof...'. (iv) two postcards from 'Father' to Wickham Hall, Essex, from Fer Champenoise. (v) Three letters from different French ladies who had presumably worked with Maud at Vitry, including one dated 20 juin 1918 one describing the casualties her son? has seen 'huit on ete tues a cote de lui... Je me suis occupe des tombes des soldats et ici chaque personne de bonne volonte s'occupe d'orner les tombes des soldats', and another describing in English her work as Secretary of 'Oeuvre Marnaise de Prisonniers de Guerre'. The third lady mentions the livestock which had been 'sent by the King of England'. 1915-18. £110.00
    The Friends War Victims Relief Committee helped villagers whose homes had been destroyed, building pre-fabricated houses, and helping them with growing food. Maud Binyon was the daughter of George Binyon, who had an engineering business at Wickham Market, Whitmore and Binyon, and was a relative of Laurence Binyon who wrote the poem 'For the Fallen'.

  179. Gloucestershire, Herefordshire POOLE'S FAMILY ACCOUNT-BOOK and Ladies and Gentlemen's Useful Memoranda for 1835 (With an Almanack) Calculated for Keeping an Exact Account of The Various Sums Expended in a Family Throughout the Year... Printed account book, size 8" x 6", decoratively-printed title on front wrap, paper at spine chipped with small pieces missing. Title page, with table of Contents, 17 printed pages of household hints on cooking meat, etc., with illustrations, and suggested menus for each month, in the form of names of dishes printed on little plates. This is followed by printed pages for each week, each day with a a notable historical event and space to write in expenditure. There is a table on the left hand page with a list of 26 household items with columns to write in daily expenditure for the relevant item. Nearly all boxes for the days have been filled in with notes of expenditure on food and drink (beef, black and green tea, sheeps head, lemons, currants, eels, brandy 'eggs for Xmas Tithe pudding 3s 6d' etc.) crockery, items of clothing ('8 shirts and 8 neck hand-kerchiefs') travel, books, rush lights, wages to servants (named) and workers, etc. The appropriate columns on facing page have also been filled in. At the end are printed 'Abstracts' for totals, and 10pp. of useful information. On the front endpaper is written a menu and resume of the 'Tithe Dinner Dec. 22nd 1834... 7 farmers & 1 Rector dined in the Parlour and 13 dined in the kitchen, besides 5 servants. The dinner was ample... began at 3 o'clock - dispersed a little before nine...' Printed by C. Whittingham for J. Poole, Chiswick. 1835. £145.00
    The writer appears to have been a vicar on the Gloucestershire/Hereford border, possibly in the Forest of Dean. Places mentioned include Gloucester, Chepstow, Lidbrook, Coleford, Tintern, Staunton. As well as household expenses he notes sums received for funerals, weddings, churching, searching the register. On Christmas day he gives the singers 10s. There are payments for repair work to windows and stonework at the church and at the school. At one point he notes 'Agreed this day to lower my Tithes 10 per cent'. On a blank leaf at the end is written a detailed recipe for his 'Christmas baked plum pudding for the Children of the School, given at the School on Christmas after morning service a piece to each child to be taken home'. 18 puddings, taking 2 days to bake, were cut into 144 pieces.

  180. Great Western Railway A BILL for conferring further powers upon the Great Western Railway Company in respect of their own undertaking and upon that Company and the London and North Western Railway Company in respect of undertakings in which they are jointly interested... Contents leaf + 87pp. Disbound. 1897. £20.00
    Refers to Buckfastleigh Totnes and South Devon, Cheltenham Direct, Minehead, Great Marlow and other railways.

  181. Guildford, South London ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 270 and sheets to south and west. Scale 1" to 1 mile, Size 26" x 38", water features hand-coloured. Linen-backed and folding into 8vo marbled endpapers. Printed from an Electrotype 1888. £40.00
    Also covers parts of Berkshire and Hampshire, including Windsor, Farnham.

  182. Hagelberg, Berlin Printers CHRISTMAS CARD die-cut card. Size approx. 4" x 5", single piece of card with blank back. Fully coloured, shows a kilted Scotsman leaning on his elbow, holding a bottle and glass, with the legend 'Many O' Them', and a verse about 'helping yourself' at Christmas, by 'J.G.F'. Unused.... together with... six other smaller Christmas cards of the same period, some with names written inside. c1910. £8.00

  183. Hampshire & Berkshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 30". Parkland, roads, hand-coloured, boundaries shaded in two colours. A few holes in linen where folds meet, 6 places where linen split from edge of map down fold, to approx 1" - 1". Approx. 11 estates shaded in different colours, with dates, endpapers rubbed, with green surface chipped at corners on back wrap. c1875. £34.00
    Covers Basingstoke, Andover, Newbury, Odiham.

  184. Herefordshire, Worcestershire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LV.S.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. 'Index to the Tithe Survey' printed in top margin. Cancelled 'Record Map' stamp top right margin. O.S. blindstamp 1891. £18.00
    Covers Bromyard, Hallow, Great Malvern.

  185. Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Middlesex ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet VII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size approx. 24" x 36", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. A few light browning spots in places in bottom two left-hand sections, road from Wendover to Windsor lightly coloured in crayon, a road at from Wargrave, in the bottom left corner of the map, to the bottom edge of the map, has been coloured in red. Electrotyped 1876. £55.00
    Covers West London (west from London Bridge, Great Marlow, St. Albans.)

  186. India Trade A LOG BOOK CONTAING THE PROCEEDINGS ON BOARD THE CONQUEROR From the Port of London To Madras and Calcutta, Commanded by Captn. Duggan, H.C.P. Kept by Thomas Skynner (Midshipman). Printed log book, large 4to, printed title page as above with manuscript details, pages printed with table for entering dates courses, winds, distance etc. Stiff paper wraps, calf spine, calf chipped top and bottom, blue paper on boards ragged and stained. Entries in a bold neat hand from Jan 8th - March 17th (24 pages) and May 15th - May 22nd, (6 pages) 1842, the rest blank. At the front is a list of the 45 crew members with their rank, and 35 passengers, with where they boarded, and description (many were infantry cadets). A list of 'Starbord Watch' and 'Larboard Watch' follows. The entries begin with the departure from East India Dock. Notes winds, weather, employment of hands, set of sails, ships encountered etc. 1842. £180.00
    'The lady of Clement Dale Esq. gave birth to a daughter', 'Steady breezes and cloudy. Hands employed by Boatswain setting up rigging fore & aft. Barque on the beam standing to the Northard', 'Light breezes and fine all sail set. Completed the alterations of the main top sail. Carpenter reducing the fore Royal yard'

  187. Kent, Essex, Surrey PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable... Properties, including securities at Croydon, Ladywell, Gravesend, Norwood... and in London, together with 'The Docks Estate' Plaistow... Which will be Sold by Auction... March 25th, 1908. 13pp., folio, plus large folding plan. Stiff wraps printed in red and black, slight wear at spine, one leaf loose. Lots which sold crossed through with ink line and price marked, unsold lots marked with reserve in code. Slight vertical crease. 1908. £30.00
    Includes 'The Freemason's Railway Hotel', Ladywell; 127 Gower Street, London; 121 Lansdowne Road, Notting Hill.

  188. Leicestershire and Essex A LIST OF SARAH BURGESS' CHILDREN and Grandchildren arranged in their ages 9 mo. 4 1823. Manuscript in a large clear hand, on 2 pages 4to, listing children with their spouses, and grandchildren, with dates of birth in the Quaker style, together with a typed letter, undated (1950's?) from a member of the family to a relative, referring to some of the Burgesses in the list. 1823. £20.00
    Among the surnames are Marriage, Jones, and Lowe.

  189. Lizars (W) ENGLAND. With All The Railways. Engraved map, counties hand-coloured in outline, railways named along the route, size 32" x 21", linen-backed and folding to 12mo, some off-setting, two old ink blots in Irish Sea, small hole in linen where folds meet, at two places, one very slightly chipping paper. Lacks front board. 1840's. £50.00
    Railways in the West do not go beyond Exeter.

  190. Maidenhead, London JOURNAL of a short tour from London to Maidenhead. Three and a half pages, 8vo, written on folded sheets, paper watermarked 1833. Recounts a trip by a student 'Went for my last time to the London U. where I was examined by Mr White in Limits Logarithms & solutions of triangles'. He travels to Maidenhead where he and a friend stay for several days next to The George. They visit Cookham 'where I drew a little in the Church yard crossed the ferry went through Lord Boston's Park..' He visits Hurley Place 'an old delapidated mansion - shortly to be pulled down. Main events seem to be his meals.... together with... A description 'Gloucester Cathedral', written on exactly the same size leaves, same watermark, in a similar, but more untidy hand. 10 pages of detailed and technical architectural description of the interior and exterior, for example 'I regard the Perpendicular of this Transept as very early, the windows retaining more marks of the Decorated than the other parts...', 'The windows pleased me remarkably and a plenteous use is made of the ball or nailhead in the moulding...' It may possibly have been written as some sort of task set to an architecture student. 2 items. 1830's. £34.00

  191. Maldon, East London ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet I. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 36", linen-backed, folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. County boundaries shaded in pink, yellow and bright blue, main roads, railways and parkland handcoloured. Composed of quarter sheets, border all round edge. Electrotype 1867-8. £68.00
    Covers East London, Isle of Grain, Southend, Chelmsford, Hoddesdon.

  192. Mediterranean Cruise CRUISE IN THE YACHT LYRA Feb. 29th - May 15th 1888. Journal of a voyage, kept by a young lady, travelling with 'Lady Brown' and some girls. 4to notebook, marbled boards, half calf, calf rubbed, marbled paper on front board very rubbed. Neatly written throughout with the name of the place visited in the margin. Title page with details of the yacht (tonnage, length etc.) and sketch with different sails labelled. It is not clear what the relationship of the writer was to the 'girls' but she notes 'After lessons went with Lady B & 2 girls to the Museum - admired the mutilated Psyche (of Praxiteles) immensely', so she may have been a governess of some kind. 40 pages, includes four basic maps, some very small plans of museums etc., and 9 pressed flowers in the text. The diary ends May 14th when 'it was finally settled I should return to England on Wednesday', but the journey back is not described. There are six blank leaves, and then at the back of the book a few leaves with writing have been torn out. 1888. £90.00
    Places visited include Cannes, Corsica, Naples, Herculaneum ('we were shown over the theatre which is about 90ft. below the surface of the soil, only partially disclosed'), Vesuvius ('the fields of lava most curious, all twisted about like coils of ropes, serpents & roots of trees all the way up...'), Lipari, Palermo, Tunis, Carthage ('saw the Bey's country palace - at the station saw the Bey himself arrive, nice-looking old man & rather short & stout, he condescended to acknowledge our reverence slightly').

  193. Nottingham and Yorkshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXII.S.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 14" x 17", linen-backed, folding to 8vo. Electrotyped 1865. £16.00
    Covers Worksop, Bawtry, Maltby, Tickhill.

  194. Opium War, China LETTER from Robert Wyniatt on the 'Nimrod' at Shanghai to his sister Lot at Oaksey Rectory, near Cirencester, Wiltshire, England. 3 pages, 4to, thin blue paper. Address as above on verso, with date address 'July 1860' written above address. Cirencester postmark Sept 20 1860. Says 'The Rebels have been making great progress near here lately and the bloodshed & murder has been according to the accounts something frightful... it is impossible to say how long it will take before peace is restored. I fancy Lord Elgin is just as anxious to get matters over as anybody else...'... together with.... A SERMON Preached in Stanton Church on Sunday Oct. 21st 1860 Being the Sunday After the Funeral of The Rev. Reginald Wynniatt, M.A. Rector of Oaksey. By The Rev. Canon Tuson. Printed for Private Circulation. 11pp., 8vo, printed wraps.... together with... PHOTOGRAPH of Revd. Reginald Wynniatt, size 3" x 2", mounted on card, with pencil title and date 1860. 1860. £40.00
    Refers to the Second Anglo-Chinese War 1856-1860. Lt. Robert James Wynniatt R.N. was commander in the Nimrod. Lord Elgin was leader of the British Army who ordered the destruction of the Old Summer Palace at Beijing in 1860.

  195. Paris FOUR CHROMOLITH CARDS advertising Paris firms. Comprising Cordonnerie du Grand Cadran (monkey throwing pumpkin at man), A La Ville de Strasbourg, Literie etc. (boy in cherry tree throwing fruit to children below), 'A La Rose Blanche', cafe and cholcolat (a gold artists palette with inset picture of country scene), Cartes Taride (school scene). All with printed backs. Approx. 4" x 2"... together with another card for a chicory firm showing the Palais de Fils et Tissus, Exposition de 1900. c1900. £10.00

  196. Phosphatine Falieres LES BEBES CELEBRES Three French advertising cards for child's health food. Humourous portraits of Victor Hugo, Mr. Coquelin, Sarah Bernhardt. Size 3" x 4", printed backs. Signature on backs in red ink. c1900. £5.00
    Sarah Bernhardt is dressed as a toddler bowling a hoop.

  197. Punning Christmas cards TWO CARDS with amusing verses. One showing a saw, with 'A Jolly Christmas' and a verse about how the recipient 'wood... saw through' care. Size approx. 3" x 5", the saw is finely printed, embossed. The other shows a razor in silver and black, embossed, with a verse about 'The Keenest Enjoyments of the Season', printed in red. Size approx. 3" x 4" c1910. £10.00

  198. Roper (J), engraver and drawn by Cole (G) and others THE BRITISH ATLAS; Comprising A Complete Set of County maps, of ENGLAND AND WALES; witha General map of Navigable Rivers and Canals; and Plans of Cities and Principal Towns. With 21 town plans, each with vignette views and heraldic shields, 2 maps of England and Wales, one showing roads, and the other showing canals, 39 English county maps, plus 4 maps depicting Yorkshire, map of the Isle of Wight, and 12 maps of the Welsh counties, 4to, later half morocco, marbled boards, the hundreds for each county are coloured in outline, slightly rubbed to top of spine, short split to foot of top outer hinge, though sound, the occasional plan is foxed, mainly affecting margins, one county map has a slight mark in lower margin, generally a clean copy. The maps are not folded as occasionally found in some copies. Most of the maps are engraved by J. Roper and drawn by G. Cole Printed for Vernor, Hood and Sharp, and others, London: 1810. £1200.00

  199. Saddlers EIGHT BILLS of saddlers and harness makers. All with printed headings, 8vo and 4to. 1892-1904, one 1863. £12.00
    Includes Muir, Baxtergate, Whitby; Sewell, Carlisle; McAdam, Castle Dougles; Wood, Crewe.

  200. Silver Plate CATALOGUE of Old English Silver Plate... the Property of Viscount D'Abernon removed from Esher Place... to be Sold by Auction by Messrs. Christie... June 25, 1929. 15pp., 8vo, printed wraps, the catalogue has once been folded vertically, leaving a crease. 1929. £8.00
    Half the lots were from Esher Place.

  201. Ulverston, Grasmere, Kirkby Lonsdale ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP made up of quarter sheets 38/39/48/49. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 25" x 39", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 4to marbled wraps, small key map label on front wrap. O.S blindstamp 1901. £36.00

  202. Wiltshire Regiment in India LETTER from J.S. Guille, on paper with blue crest of Wiltshire Regiment, giving arrangements to his family for his return to Torrington, Devon. 4p., 8vo. 'Troopships only run from March to October as a rule, you forget in July out here nobody can live without punkahs and ice...' Says he doesn't want any 'bell ringing and humbug' on his return (after six years). 28th February 1886. £10.00

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