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Lesley Aitchison's - Catalogue 116

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

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Bedfordshire -- Berkshire -- Bristol -- Cambridgeshire --
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Devon -- Dorset -- Durham -- Essex --
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    Bedfordshire


  1. Baldock PARTICULARS of a Small but Valuable Estate known as the 'Vine Farm', Possessing extensive Common Rights, and partly bounded by a Trout Stream.... a neat snug House easily convertible into a Sporting Box.... which will be Sold by Auction.... November 9th, 1824.... 3pp, sm. folio, plus docket title, folded. Some wear at one fold in 'Conditions of Sale', three small edge tears. 1824. £38.00

  2. Totternhoe FARM ACCOUNT BOOK of E. Dines, 1801 - 1826. Notebook size 8" x 6", parchment covered boards, a few small spots on covers. 1801-1826. £140.00
    Loosely inserted is a receipt to E. Dines for assessed taxes, 1822, signed by the Collectors of Totterhoe. The name Edward Dines has been doodled on one page towards the end of the book.



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    Berkshire


  3. Abingdon LEASE of a messuage with garden, warehouse and workshop in Ock Street, The Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of Abingdon to Ann Jackson, widow. Vellum, size 22" x 28", small plan in margin, papered seal of the Borough on tag. 1851. £22.00

  4. Anon. BERKSHIRE LADY In Four Parts. Ballad in 45 verses, printed in three columns with large heading, very decorative border with swags, etc., and woodcut head and shoulders portrait of a lady. Size 14" x 9". Trimmed to within half an inch of the border, no imprint. c1830. £48.00
    Tells the story of a rich lady of Reading who challenged the man she had fallen in love with to marry her or fight her in a duel 'You shall find I do not vapour/For I have a trusty rapier...'


  5. Windsor, Addlestone ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. 269. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19" plus wide margins. Admiralty stamp in margin. Margins slightly grubby. Minor corrections March 1914. £22.00


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    Bristol


  6. Bristol Aeroplane Company HERCULES 630 - 650 - 670 SERIES Sleeve-Valve Engines. Brochure, size 8" x 13", stiff wraps with title in black and 'Bristol' logo and small drawing in blue. 23 pages, printed on rectos only. Includes photographic illustrations of Solent Flying Boat, Vickers Viking, Wayfarer, etc., line illustration of engine with 46 numbered parts, graphs, full-page brightly coloured diagrams of carburettor, oil circulation etc. c1950. £40.00
    'developed from the wartime range of Hercules engines to meet the special requirements of civil operation at medium altitudes'.


  7. Bristol Aeroplane Company 'BRISTOL' A Pioneer Firm in the Aircraft Industry. Brochure, size 7" x 10", stiff wraps in cream printed with large blue 'Bristol' logo and title. 16pp., printed on glossy paper. Numerous photographic illustrations of aircraft, including 'Beaufighter', 'Bombay' and the various engines, views inside of the works, frontis. illustration of Filton House. Printed by Everard Ltd., Bristol. c1949. £35.00

  8. Bristol Aeroplane Company 1924. 6 FIRST PRIZES OUT OF 7 1925. 8 First Prizes out of 10. The Record of the 'Bristol' Cherub Aircooled Engine in the Air Races at Lympne. Brochure, 8vo., wraps. 11pp. Photographic illustrations of the 'Brownie', the 'Parasol' crossing the finishing line, 'Wee Bee I' etc. A few small marks on front wrap. c1926. £25.00
    'Never in the history of modern aviation has any type of engine proved itself in competition with all comers so far ahead of all rivals as has the 'Bristol' Cherub aircooled light aeroplane engine.'


  9. Bristol Aeroplane Company 'BRISTOL' SLEEVE-VALVE AERO ENGINES c1950. Lavishly produced booklet, size 9" x 12", stiff card wraps with title embossed in gold. 39pp., text printed with blue headings. Describes 'Hercules', 'Centaurus', and 'Bristol Theseus Propeller Turbine' Engines. Numerous photographs of engines, and diagrams in black and white and colour. Eight colour plates from paintings. At the back is a card pocket with 8 cards showing graphs for performance curves etc. Text interleaved with smaller pages printed with French translation... together with... BRISTOL ENGINES Serve Throughout the World. Illustrated brochure, oblong 8vo., presenting the Centaurus and Hercules Sleeve-Valve Engines and the Bristol Gas Turbine. 7p., printed in blue and black, attractive front wrap with picture of engine merging into globe map of the world. 2 items. Printed by Everard Ltd., Bristol, c1950. £90.00

  10. Bristol Aeroplane Comapny Limited 63,668 FT. ALTITUDE RECORD achieved by 'Bristol' Olympus Turbojets powering an English Electric Canberra. Monday, May 4th, 1953. Brochure, large 4to, blue glossy paper wraps, some very light dustmarking along bottom edge of front wrap, 13pp., numerous photographic illustrations. Inside front wrap is a diagram showing Mt. Olympus, Greece, and a height line showing the plane at 63,668 ft. 1953. £22.00
    The Canberra took off from Filton Aerodrome, flown by Wing Commander W.F. Gibb. The record height was achieved over Taunton, exceeding the previous record by 4 per cent.


  11. Fielding (C.V), drawn by KINGS WESTON NEAR BRISTOL The Seat of Lord de Clifford. Coloured aquatint, showing a rocky outcrop with a shepherd seated with his sheep in the foreground, view across parkland to the house in the middle distance, hills beyond. Approx. 10" x 12", plus wide margins. Havell (E), Publisher, London, 1816. £40.00

    LITHOGRAPH VIEWS

  12. Prout (J.S) PICTURESQUE ANTIQUITIES OF BRISTOL. Drawn from Nature and on Stone by J.S. Prout. With an engraved title, an engraved dedication and 29 engraved India Proof plates, slight spotting mainly to margins of plates as usual. Folio, recent marbled boards, morocco label on spine. Bristol; Pub. by George Davey, 1 Broad St. Printed by C. Hullmandel. c185-. £180.00

  13. St. James WILL of Nicholas Brookshaw of Penn Street, St. James. 12pp., sm. folio, folded, 1784. Extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court of Canterbury. Proved 1784. £16.00
    Refers to two tenements in Penn Street, 'Bristol Bridge Tickets and monies or Stock in the Public Government Funds'. Leaves the proceeds from the Bristol Bridge Tickets to his faithful servant Alice Pavey.



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    Cambridgeshire


  14. Cambridge PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold & Leasehold Estates... to be sold by Auction... June 27th, 1888. 5pp., folio, plus completed memorandum on back page. Folds. 1888. £18.00
    Includes Brick and Slated Factory in Fitzroy Street, Villa Residences in Mortimer Road, houses in Searle Street and Blossom Street.


  15. Ely STOCK-IN-TRADE OF A TAILOR late the property of Mr Benjamin Bailey, of Ely, deceased, consisting of 452 Yards of Woollen Cloths, Grandrills, Velveteens... Antique and Modern Furniture, Quantity of This Season Poppies in Bags... Auction sale particular, 4p., 8vo. 1885. £7.00

  16. Newmarket Heath ANGLESEY ABBEY An Exceptionally Fine Old Historic Residence Partly of Twelfth and Thirteenth Century Construction... about 45 Acres, Also Arable and pasture Land, Garden Ground & Cottages... forming an attractive Small Freehold Estate of About 193 Acres... for Sale by Auction... Cambridge... May 15th, 1926. 23pp, large 4to, printed wraps, 2 photographic plates. Historical introduction. Crease down front where once folded vertically. 1926. £30.00

  17. Trinity College, Cambridge TWO PHOTOGRAPHS of a sitting room in College. Albumen prints each size 9" x 11", one print with light crease across corner. Messrs. Stearn, Cambridge. c1890. £25.00
    The room is presumably in Trinity, from the badge on the caps and team photographs displayed. Shows furred gown hanging on Japanese screen, cabinet of leather-bound books, tiger skin rug, pipe rack, etc.



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    Cheshire


  18. Mottram COUNTERPART of James Bretland's Lease from Alexander Hollinworth of a piece of land in Hollingworth in the parish of Mottram called the 'Rough Hollinsay', measuring 'three roods by the Cheshire measure. Large vellum sheet, slightly browned, good armorial wax seal. 1754. £18.00

  19. Swire (W) and Hutchings (W.F) A MAP OF THE COUNTY PALATINE OF CHESHIRE Divided into Hundreds and Parishes, From an Actual Survey Made in the Years 1828 and 1829 by W. Swire and W.F. Hutchings, London. Engraved by J. Dower, Cumming Place, Pentonville, London. Engraved map, fully hand-coloured, size 38" x 52", dissected and mounted on linen, edges bound with green silk tape (missing from edge of one section). Scale three quarters of an inch to 1 mile. Large title, large vignette view of Chester Cathedral bottom right, Explanation bottom left, compass rose. Some brownish off-setting in area of title, a few foxing spots in Irish Sea area top left. Map folding to size 10" x 6", inserted in rubbed calf slipcase in the form of a book, calf chipped and worn, pieces of calf missing from spine, leather label with title chipped at edge. Major part of the surface of the marbled paper has been torn away on one of the endpapers. Published by Henry Teesdale & Co., 302 High Holborn, July 1st 1830. £550.00


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    Cornwall


  20. Camborne ASSESSED TAXES for the Year ending 5th April 1820, Ed. W.W. Pendarves of Camborne. Form printed on two sides, 8" x 5", with manuscript inserts. Lists taxable items such as various types of horses, dogs, windows, coaches etc., with amount of duty added in ink, signed by Collector on verso. 1820. £8.00

  21. Camborne, Illogan AN ACCOUNT OF BOUNDS... belonging to Sam. Percivall Esq. & Grace his Wife. Manuscript on six pages, size 14" x 10", plus three pages with just a few lines, and some blank leaves. Originally sewn, thread broken, but now with one staple at top edge, horizontal fold. Comprises 'Bounds in the Parishes of Camborne and Illogan', 'Bounds in the Parish of Redruth and Kenwhen', and smaller section of Crowan and Wendron. c1750. £120.00
    A sample entry 'One Pair of Bounds adjoyning to Wheale an Mearth called Jackas Bounds wherein I have 3 Doles in 8 Mr Lanyon 2 Doles...'


  22. Forrabury APPORTIONMENT OF THE RENT CHARGE IN LIEU OF TITHES in the Parish of Forrabury in the County of Cornwall. 6pp., size 19" x 12", printed in columns for Landowner, Occupier, Premises, Cultivation, Rent Charge. Plain wraps, top wrap dusty and partly torn. Tenements include Paradise, Culver House, Penally, Well Town. Liddell & Sons, Printers. Bodmin. 1839. £45.00

  23. Gunwalloe, Manor of Winnianton LEASE of a messuage in Gunwalloe, John Arundell of Lanherne to John Jago of St. Keverne, Clerk. Vellum, 15" x 26", signed Jago with wax seal showing a small bust. 1727. £28.00
    The tenant was to pay one capon, or eight pence, on the Feast of St. Michael, and one harvest journey, and a best beast.


  24. Gunwalloe, Manor of Winnianton LEASE of the tenement of Trenowith, Lord Arundell to Matthew and Thomas Grylls. Partly printed and partly in manuscript, on vellum, size 16" x 18", signed Arundell with large wax seal. 1793. £18.00
    The Grylls were to grind or cause to be ground at the Mills of Carminowe Mills 'all Wheat, Barley, Oats, Malt and other Grains'. They were also to pay a Heriot of a best beast, or three pounds four shillings.


  25. Ludgvan LEASE of a strip on land at Collorian Common in the parish of Ludgvan, lying south of the road leading from Treloweth Smelting House to Penzance, John Rogers to Francis Nicholas of Lelant. Partly printed, with details in manuscript, on vellum sheet size 15" x 20", wax seal. 1811. £10.00

    PILCHARD CASKS

  26. Pilchard and Drapery trade ACCOUNTS LEDGER narrow folio, with entries in three different hands for three different businesses between 1779 and 1833. Comprises: (i) Accounts of maker of pilchard casks. 1779 - 1883. 6 pages only, with names of clients in large clear hand (namely John Libby, James Lowry, Mr. Flamanck, James Cerlyon, Richard Pasco, Richard Warren, Jane Symons, Herne & Treeve), followed by date and sale of pilchard casks and, in one case, an 'oil cask', e.g. 'March 9 1781 To 2 Ton & 3 Pilchard Cask at 14s... £1 12s. 6d.' The last two pages are for 'Stock' e.g. Pd sundry people for Cooper's Rods', 'Capn. Waller's Sons acct. for barrel hoops', 'Pd Richd Olive for journey work making Pilchard Cask and ca.' 'balk' from the New Company at Truro etc., and 'Contra' a list of names with money they owe. There are only a few entries under each name. (ii) At the back of the book are rough accounts apparently for the partnership of Peters, Hancock and Dunn, 1828-32, for shipping, notes of pilotage charges, etc., addresses of ship's agents etc. e.g. 'April 1827 Bt of Mr White Ireland the Smack 'Livre(?).. purchase money £100, expenses at Cork £55, ditto St. Ives & Penzance..., Victualling the Ship 7 weeks £7 19s 3d....' 'Livre sailed for St. Michaels 18 September '27...', 'Liver underwent a thorough repair March 1829 a new Bottom... paid Spike nails... Barrel Tar... Bringing from Falmouth... etc.' 'Cut up and sold the Fortune Seyne April 20 1831'. There follow detailed account of the trade of the 'Livre' to Newport for coal, with sums for men's wages, duties, anchorage 'Bt of Wm. Williams Newport 51 Ton Coal...' etc. These accounts are over 23 part pages from the back of the book, pages have been filled in later with other accounts. (iii) The remaining pages and blank spaces in the book have been completely covered with rough accounts for a drapery/tailoring business, 1826-33, written in a very untidy hand. Many entries for sale of different types of cloth, cotton, shaloon, calico, baize, duck, silk, buttons etc., with name of client. e.g. 'Sep. 1821. Thos. Odgers Jacket Trowsers & Westct... £2.13.6d. Pr. Drawers... 2s.6d.' 165 pages in all. Some pages dust-stained at edges, some small ink blotches. Rebound in modern marbled paper boards, cloth spine. 1779-1833. £250.00
    There are a few references to places by customers' names, for example 'William Flamanck, St. Austell', 'Mr Jago, Truro', Jane Carlyon, St. Gerrans', 'Henry Dillon, Penryn'. At the beginning of the book are a couple of references to the issue of Pilot's licences.


  27. St. Leonard's Hospital Launceston DISPUTE REGARDING SEAL. A series of letters between C.L. Cowlard, clerk of the Lazar Ground Charity, and Miss A.M. Gurney of Trebursye regarding the ownership of the seal of St. Leonard's and requesting her to hand it to the charity. 11 letters dated between 1892 & Feb. 1893. £50.00

  28. Symons (R), Surveyor PLAN OF THE PARISH OF TOWEDNACK in the County of Cornwall Lithographed hand-coloured plan on thick paper backed with linen, size 35" x 25", scale 8 Chains to an Inch. Decorative title, compass rose, scale bar. Shows buildings, roads, fields (with numbers from Tithe Apportionment), Tin Works at Bolenow Vean, 'Three Blue Stones' on south-west parish border, cliffs and 'St. George's Channel' in the North. Different areas shaded in very pale wash of different colours with brighter shading at edges. Dissected into four sections, mounted recently on linen, silk edging tape, folding into modern cloth covered boards, printed label on front board. Printed for and Published by R. Symons, Surveyor. Truro: 1848. £250.00
    The lithographers were Frise & Marker, 3 Palace Gate, Exeter.


  29. Tryphena Pendarves Mines SIX LETTERS from Elias Dunstanville at Redruth, 1862-3, about re-working Tryphena Pendarves Mines, to Mr. Thompson, Steward of the Pendarves Estate. All 1p., 8vo., slightly browned. 1862-3. £8.00
    'will you allow me to sell the little batch of ore on the Mine? As you are aware the quality is deteriorating by being exposed so long to the rains and atmosphere.'


  30. Wendron JOHN PENDARVIS BASSET ESQR. HIS TYN BOUNDS for the Parrish of Wendron. Manuscript in a neat hand, in notebook size 9" x 5", thick paper, 11 pages only, written on rectos only. The name of the bounds is at the top, together with note of share (half, wholly etc.). The limits of the bounds are recounted, with name of field adjoining, house, moor, hedges etc., e.g. 'The South West corner Lying in A Feild By the Road Leading from Beggard the Boys to Sevorgan Waters...' The rest of the pages are blank. Bound in unlettered limp calf, heading on first page as above. 'Copied from Mr. Reed's book Aug. 5, 1754.' Original descriptions c1739. £95.00
    Bounds include: Wheal Nor, Ballminheer, Garledenya, Polkidgey Stream Bounds, Palmarth, Hagrowal. John Pendarvis Basset, born in 1714, died at the early age of 25.


  31. Wendron MEMORANDUM OF AGREEMENT between Pearce Rogers on behalf of John Stackhouse and William Reynolds on behalf of the Adventurers of Dolcoath Mine concerning a former Sett on the lands on the south of Roskear Lane. 1p., small folio, signed by Reynolds and Rogers. Blank conjoint leaf. 1809. £14.00
    The remaining term was granted on a reduced distribution. Compensation was to be paid for ground destroyed by Leats and Shafts.

    WHEAL CROFTY, NORTH ROSKEAR, SOUTH ROSKEAR, WHEAL SUSAN

  32. Withers (A) PLAN OF ROSKEAR FARM IN THE PARISH OF CAMBORNE The Property of E.W. Pendarves, Esqr. 1832. Manuscript plan in ink and colour, on thick paper backed with linen, rolled. Signed beneath the scale bar 'A. Withers'. Size 76" x 49", scale bar of 'Chains in the Proportion of 16 Fathoms to an Inch' (2 chains = approx. 3in.) Large decorative title across top, compass rose. Covers the Red River at the top, with Tehidy Mills and streamworks on a tributary of the Red River, Paull's Farm and the area just to the south of it at the bottom of the map (near the bottom edge someone has added 'Freeman's Shaft' in pencil at a much later date). Shows roads in buff, water features, areas outline shaded in bright blue-green (presumably Pendarves's land), woodland shown in green with small trees, field boundaries, with hedges, buildings, names of adjoining owners. Quarries are shaded in brown, high ground shown with hachures in pale buff, elvan courses shown with wide buff shading, Great Cross Course shown with wide buff line. Shows mines above ground and below in great detail. Reference table on right, with decorative heading, with key to 23 named shafts (more shafts are named on the map). Shows adits, courses in blue red, green, with numerous small figures. At the mines shows Cobbing House, Capstan, Skew Buds, Carpenter's and Smith's Shop, Account House, Whim Round, Ore Floors, Steam Whim, Engineer's House, Dressing House, Stamps. Some information on underground workings seems to have been added at a later date. At the left edge of the map are shown 'Old Copper House', and the houses of Richards, Jenkins, Hocking, Rule, Quintrell. Some pale brown spotting from damp down the top 18" of the map, and a few tears in linen near the top edge. The linen here is also darkened due to exposure where the map kept rolled. 1832. £650.00
    A map of a relatively early date, providing very detailed information for the surface and underground topography of these mines. Alexander Withers is listed in Eden's 'Dictionary of Land Surveyors' as active in Cornwall 1824-57, recorded as making estate, mineral and tithe maps.


  33. Wreck LETTER to Joseph Yonge Attorney at Mevagissey, dated Redruth 14th March 1750, from A. Angove. 13 lines on 1p., small folio, folded, address panel on verso, and docket title 'papers sent me abt the Wreck'. Angove says he is sending a paper by order of Lord Falmouth and other landowners to Sjt. Wynne, to see if he wishes to support them in their proportional claim (presumably referring to a wreck). Says if Mr. Fortescue needs a man to erect his furnace he can recommend a better workman than Martyn Cornelius 'who is very idle & bad'. Enclosed is 4to sheet 'An Account of the Estates Joyning to the western side of the Gannell with the value of each Lord's Estate from Portislandjoack to Penpoll Cove'. Lists 35 owners with name of land and monetary value. 1750. £35.00


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    Cumberland


  34. Appleby area FARM ACCOUNT BOOK 1844 - 1877. 4to cashbook, parchment covered boards, first page headed 'Farming Accounts 1844'. 160 pages. Lists sums spent on wages, stock, seeds, tithes, property tax, poor rate, lime, guano, farm equipment, smith's work. Places mentioned for payment of taxes etc. include Kirbythore, Newbiggin, Culgaith. The accounts for the 1870's are less detailed and more hastily written. 1844-77. £110.00
    'Harvest Bill Men and Women £15.2s', 'Carts at Penrith Toll Gate', 'Forty sheep', 'Coals for greenhouse',`Two trees from Whinfield', 'Turnip drill' 'Sewell's bill the Slater', 'Sheep dippers', 'Poor Rate Kirkbythore', 'J. Pearson walling', 'Draining Hale Croft', 'One pair of Harrows', etc.


  35. Brisco PARTICULARS, PLAN & CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Freehold Estate known as Brisco Hill, comprising Mansion House, Garden & Pleasure Grounds.... to be Sold by Public Auction.... 28th September 1887.... 3pp., folio, folded, large attractive hand-coloured folding plan. 1887. £28.00

  36. Inglewood Forest INCLOSURE Honor of Penrith and Forest of Inglewood. Notice is Hereby Given, That John Sadler, John Marshall, and John Fryer, the Commissioners appointed.... by an Act of Parliament.... entitled 'An Act for dividing and inclosing the Commons and Waste Lands, within the several Parishes of Penrith, Edenhall, Salkeld.... intend to meet at the George Inn, Penrith.... for the Purpose of reading over and executing their General Award.... this first Day of October, 1819. Poster, size 12" x 8", inviting those interested to attend the meeting. Shaw, Printer, Penrith, 1819. £32.00


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    Derbyshire


  37. Derby TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION by: Mr. Shaw, at the George Inn, in Derby...12th day of July.... Estates In Mackworth and Langley and in Spondon. Handbill, size 13" x 8", describing 4 Lots, with occupiers. J. Drewry, Printer, Derby, June 29th, 1805. £38.00
    Included the house 'Wheat Hill' with thirty acres adjoining, and a close of forty acres on the banks of the River Derwent.


  38. Hadfield area WHEELWRIGHT'S ACCOUNT BOOK 1872-1891. 4to notebook, ruled for cash, parchment-covered boards, covers darkened, spine worn at top and bottom, spine and edges of board lightly rubbed. 166 pages of neatly-written accounts, listing work making and repairing carts, wheels, repairing agricultural tools and machinery. Very detailed accounts listing price of bolts, nuts, springs, lengths of wood, etc., for example Mr. John Tingey's account for a 'New Cart' lists 42 items, including 'piece of larch fir 9ft.', '4ft of oak rails'. 1872-1891. £185.00
    Examples of entries: 'new pair of strong waggon wheels painted complete... £5.0s0d'., 'to new tailboard to Scotch cart', 'to taking out motion wheels of horse power cleaning and packing and sending them to Derby', 'to cleaning and repairing haymaking machine, new nuts & keys on main axle, new lifter and new teeth to drums, new spring and bolts...', 'to cutting and sharping turnip cutter', 'to new pair of strong ash shafts 2 new cross bars new 1in. deal bottom to Pony Cart'.


  39. North Staffordshire & Mid-Derbyshire Railway A BILL For making new Railways in the County of Derby and for other purposes. 22pp., small folio. Folded vertically with docket title. 1898. £14.00


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    Devon


  40. Anon. SATIRICAL MANUSCRIPT in four sections, with the name of the subject disguised by missing letter, written in a faux Elizabethan language. One and a half pages, small folio, blank conjoint leaf. Folded. The first is an attack on 'Lord R-lle' for not defending the interests of Devon against those attacking her although he could have dispersed them 'with the bare breath of my lordlie nostrils though they had swarmed like pilchards on our coast' but now he is a Peer he has 'other fishe to frie'. The other sections are: 'Lady Ch. C-B-ll' ('A spider's web now weaves her thinne attire/Through which the roguish tell tale winds do frolic as they list!); 'P-ss of W-l-s', 'She came a stranger to a foreign clime...'; Lord C-tn-y', portrayed as a butterfly whose species may become extinct 'it seems too delicate to endure the vulgar toiles of procreation'. Paper watermarked 1795. £45.00
    The 'History of Parliament' website says of Lord Rolle 'the represseve legislation of November 1795 had his wholehearted support and when presenting the loyal addresses from Devon 23 & 25 November he fell into dispute with Fox over their accuracy as a reflecitonof Devonian sentiment'. The second section possibly refers to Lady Charlotte Campbell, a famous beauty, later a novelist. The third name could be Courtney, although there was no 'Lord Courtney' at that period.


  41. Camera Series ALBUM OF VIEWS OF TORQUAY Fourteen photolitho views. On extending strip, folding into gilt sm. 4to boards. Advert for 'The Torquay Bazaar and Doll's Infirmary' inside back board. c1900. £15.00
    Includes fine panorama over two pages.


  42. Chudleigh ATT A MEETING OF THE TRUSTEES OF AND FOR THE PERPETUAL ADVOWSON of the Viccaridge and parish Church of Chudleigh... the seaventh day of August Anno Dom. 1718... for the Electing of a fitt and orthodox divine... to be Vicar... of the Parish Church... now vacant and wanting a viccar by the death of Nicholas Trip... Manuscript, 2p., small folio, blank conjoint leaf with docket title. Heading as above followed by signatures in two columns under the names of 'John Serjent Candidate' and 'Samuel Coker Candidate. Serjent has 25 signatures and Coker 13. Small hole in paper at central fold, slightly affecting one letter, some slight browning in small area at top centre. 39 signatures. Docket title reads 'The Poll when Mr Sarjent was chosen'. 1718. £55.00

  43. Cranford & Son, Publisher VIEWS OF DARTMOUTH and The River Dart. 20 views, some two to a page, in oblong 8vo album, gilt title. c1910. £14.00

  44. East Budleigh BALSTONE LODGE To Be Sold By Auction by Mr Crudge, Thursday, September 30, 1875, All the Genuine Household Furniture, Piano, China, Glass and other Effects.... Poster, size 17" x 11", traces of folds. Long list of house contents. 1875. £18.00

  45. Gray (Joseph W.) THE DEVON TOR RANGE an Improved Ventilating Kitchener or Cooking Apparatus.... Sold Exclusively by Joseph W. Gray, Kitchen Fitter & Furnisher & Domestic Engineer, 31 Fleet Street, Torquay, Manufacturer and Erecter. Illustrated Prospectus of ranges, baths, kitchen equipment etc., 12pp., folio, folded, bottom half of last page browned. c1874. £24.00
    Includes list of satisfied customers who had the range installed.


  46. Lydford PHOTOGRAPH of laying the foundation stone of Nicholls Hall, Lydford. Photograph size 6" x 8", showing Mrs Nicholls in front of the stone which is being held in place with chains, brandishing a trowel. 1929. £6.00

    COMPTON CASTLE

  47. Marldon and Ipplepen PARTICULARS WITH PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Highly Important Freehold Domain... known as 'The Compton Castle Estate', Comprising The Historical and Venerable Remains of an Ancient Castle... together with an Attractively-Situated Residence with Charming Pleasure Grounds... Farms, Compact Tenements and Small-Holdings... An Area of about 1,100 Acres... Which will be Offered for Sale by Messrs. Andrew & Son... 24th June, 1904. 26pp., folio, stapled, 6 very large folding coloured plans. Foredges of pages dusty, water stain at top of last few leaves (not affecting plans) which caused some leaves to stick together along the top and tear slightly when separated, first page dusty and dog-eared at edges. Title page loose. Buff-coloured printed wraps with good lithograph view of the castle, cloth spine, wraps creased, and dusty at edges, small tear at top left corner, detached from content. 1904. £70.00
    Includes a photograph of the Castle, with a 3 page description of it. Other properties include 'Coombefishacre' Estate, Compton Mill, Compton Farm, Compton Barton, Brookside Farm, the 'Hole in the Wall' Cottages, 'Parkfield' in Marldon, Limestone Quarry at Path Torr, Totnes Down. With detailed Schedules.


  48. Princetown Railway PHOTOGRAPH Titled in pencil on verso. 'Princetown Railway Line being demolished near Routrundle 1957'. size 10" x 8", showing railway line on the moor, some rails piled to the side, with a very large crane on the track. 1957. £7.00

  49. Reynolds (Charles), Pub. THE ALBUM OF PLYMOUTH AND DEVONPORT VIEWS 16 photolitho views on extending strip, some two or four to a page, some double-page, folding into red boards, size 8" x 6", faded gilt title and decoration on front board, cloth spine. Some marks on back board. c1900. £18.00

  50. Spreat (W), Publisher PLYMOUTH, FROM MOUNT EDGECUMBE New Docks, Millbay, West Hoe, The Hoe. Dedicated by special permission to the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Mount Edgecumbe. Fine tinted lithograph, size 9" x 14", plus wide margins (overall size 15" x 22") showing the town from across the river, citadel on the left, shipping in river, hills in far distance. Tear at bottom edge just reaching into bottom line of title, 2" tear and 1" tear at top edge, and a piece torn away at edge about the size of a thumb-print. A few light foxing spots in margins. Somers Cocks No. 2328. c1845. £70.00

  51. Tavistock LETTER from the Bedford Office, dated February 1840, from J. Benson, discussing the eligibility of the Master of the Free Latin School in Tavistock for money left in trust by the Ford charity. 1p., 4to, signed J. Benson... together with... Letter from W.G. Adam, Berkeley Sq., 16th March 1835, to Mr Crapp at Tavistock, 4p., 4to. 'Your letter... on the subject of establishing a School in Tavistock on the principle of the Devonport Institution has engaged no small portion of His Grace's attention.... he has come to the conclusion that the Devonport system is not... adapted to a town like Tavistock'. Says the Duke has decided to build a schoolroom and master's residence at his own expense, for 35-40 scholars, setting out ideas for curriculum, which included land surveying.... together with... Letter from Mr Beale, Brooke Vicarage, Nr. Norwich, to Benson, Jan. 21st 1865, setting out the history of the Grammar school at Tavistock from the earliest times. 3p., 4to. 3 items. c1860's. £28.00
    These letters are copies, and were presumably made from letters at the Bedford Office in response to some queries involving administration.


  52. Totnes A LIST OF THE MAYORS OF TOTNES As collected out of divers records by William Yeo sometime Town Clerk of the Town, from the Reign of King Richard the 2nd 1377. The following is a copy of a book lent by Mr Thos. Creaser Kellock Mayor of Totnes in 1865, 1884 & 1885 to Fras. Benthall. Notebook, size 7" x 5", quarter calf, rubbed at edges, marbled boards, inner hinge broken, some leaves loose. 30 pages listing date and name, with the occasional brief note ('the S.E. pinnacle of the Tower struck down'). The list has been brought up to 1959. Further on in the book are 11 pages of notes on the families of a few mayors, such as Tucker, Savory. The rest is blank. With small stamp of Borough of Totnes on flyleaf, and a letter pasted to front board from E. Gay saying he has found the book among his uncle's papers. c1880. £36.00


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  53. Beaminster ANCIENT NAMES & ADMEASUREMENTS of Chapel Marsh Estate. Sheet of paper size 13" x 7", listing 20 closes and fields with acreages. Folded with docket title. 1756. £16.00

  54. Bryanston WILL of William Straight of Bryanston, Gent. 2p., small folio, conjoint leaf had been used as address panel by Robert Gapper to send the will to John Long at Whalley, near Frome, with small round stamp with letters 'AP'. Conjoint leaf torn right across, splits down main fold, paper creased. 1724. £17.00
    Extracted copy with Probate details in Latin. Refers to his Manor of Compton in Wiltshire, messuage in Stourpaine.


  55. Rack Close, Sherborne ABSTRACT OF TITLE of Edward Earl Digby to a Close called Rack Close.... agreed to be exchanged with Messrs. Stevens & Fooks for a Piece of Land called Purly. Folio, 2p. c1840. £10.00

  56. Sherborne ABSTRACT of the Title of Wm. Flooks to premises in Half Moon St., next to the King's Arms Inn, agreed to be sold to G.D.W. Digby. 3p. folio, in manuscript, copy deed of covenant for production of title deeds enclosed, 3p. 1861. £10.00

  57. Weymouth HAWKES FREEMAN LIMITED Bridge Cash Stores, Weymouth. Leaflet advertising 5 types of Frister & Rossmann's sewing machines, 4pp., 8vo, 5 good large illustrations. Gives prices... together with... very small leaflet of the same Weymouth stores advertising the 'Kent' rotary knife cleaner, 4pp., illustration. n.d. c1910. £14.00


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    Durham


  58. Bulmer (T) PLAN OF THE VILLAGE OF WHITBURN the Seat of Sir H. Williamson Bart., With the Gardens &c adjacent, in the County of Durham. 1817. Manuscript plan size 27" x 38", scale 1 inch = 20 yards, on waxed cotton, presumably a copy of the original plan. In ink and three colours of wash, buildings shaded grey. Buildings and plots named, e.g. 'Smith Shop' 'Rector's Garth', even 'Dog Kennel', and with name of owner. Plain compass rose, scale bar. Tear in cotton 4" from left margin, slightly obtruding onto drawing of a hedge. Sir H. Williamson's property is outlined in red. Late nineteenth century copy of 1817 plan. £60.00
    The original plan is in the Williamson family papers in the Durham Archives.


  59. Ware (Henry H.), Engineer GENERAL PLAN OF SUNDERLAND HARBOUR AND DOCKS 1881. River Wear Commission. Lithographed map, size 10" x 23", numerous folds, scale 1" = 500ft. Water areas coloured green-blue, dockyards and dock buildings coloured buff and red. Shows roads, some named, railway, Groynes, Lighthouses, Bridges, Fuel Works, Creasoting Yard, Saw Mills, Life Boat Houses, etc. Decorative title, compass rose. Two small repaired tears in folds at top edge. Table top right with Particulars of the South Docks, and Graving Docks. 1881. £24.00
    Extends from Roker Park to the Gas Works, South Outlet, Ferry and Strand Slipway. From the way it is folded and the printing style this would appear to come from some kind of Prospectus or Report.



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    Essex


  60. Billericay WILL of Thomas Bram of Billericay, Glazier. Contemporary copy on 2 folio sheets. Directs that his lands in Great Burstead be sold and the money used for numerous bequests, to his, apprentice, poor of Great Burstead, etc. 1764. £18.00

  61. Bradwell Marshes ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LVI. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo paper wraps. One field shaded. Over three-quarters of the map is sea or Flats. 1880. £14.00

  62. Broxbourne, Nazeing, Cheshunt ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLIX N.E. and sheets to the south and east. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo paper wraps. Roads and water-features coloured. Some areas round Nazeing shaded pale blue and marked with dates in small ink figures, a few other areas outlined in pink. 1897. £26.00

  63. Great Holland CORN BOOK of John Timperley Hicks, Great Holland. 1816. Manuscript accounts showing oats, wheat, pease, beans and barley grown and sold, October 1816 to October 1862. Neatly-written manuscript in narrow folio ledger, 16" x 7", parchment covered boards, lettered 'Corn Book' on front board. Boards darkened, rubbed at corners. 129 double-page spreads, heading of crops 'Grown' on the left hand page, with acreage, and 'Sold' on the facing page (separate double-page spreads for the main crops). The 'Grown' page lists the name of worker, usually 'for thrashing', followed by narrow columns for quarters and bushels, price per quarter, and total, for example 'Pd. Henry Baker and J. Glading for thrashing 7qr.2b White Wheat at 4/6d per qr..' Sometimes variety is noted, such as 'Heligoland' for beans, 'Red', 'White' or 'Grey' for wheat. Occasionally wheat is 'thrashed by Machine'. The 'Sold' pages name the purchaser, (sometimes with place), date, quantity, and total paid, 'Delivered in Kirby Granary for London...', 'Delivered to Capt. Hewitt Walton Quay, 15 qr of Red, sent to Mill... £80.15.8d'. Hicks seems to have delivered his crops to ships too, for example barley 'Delivered on board the Endeavour, Capt. Gull... 15q... £27.13.2d', beans 'Delivered on board the Courier Capt. Hewitt Senr....' Other ships mentioned include the Friendship, the Sutton, the Abona. 1816-62. £280.00
    Very occasionally there is a comment 'a wet year throughout and a very bad crop.'


  64. Ridgewell, Stoke by Clare LABOURERS BOOK of land. May 1828-March 1838. Account book for farming work. 'Credit' on one page and 'Debit' with heading of the person's name on facing page, although in the latter half of the book there are fewer pages headed 'Dr'. 4to notebook, vellum bound, vellum worn down edge of front board, manuscript title as above on front board. Index of names on first page. 270 pages of entries, most pages being full. Gives amounts for various jobs such as mowing, theshing, hoeing, ploughing, muck spreading, on what seems to have been a mainly arable farm, and expenses such as smith's work, gunpowder, 'cleaning pond', 'washing sheep'. Crops include peas, barley, oats, clover, turnips. Includes 'Allen, smith's work', 'making 300 faggots at 6d per score'. 'mowing 30 acres and 3 roods of grass and clover', 'pd. for catching 48 moles', 'pd the Rat ketcher' 'to threshing 48 combs barley at Stoke', 'women picking up potatoes', '1lb. gunpowder'. Many boys were employed and are referred to as 'Boy Shelley', 'Boy Peacock' etc. 1828-1838. £220.00
    There is no name or place in the front of the book, but there are references to Ridgewell tithes, and to Stoke, and Stoke College. A Miss Elwes is referred to, and there is an entry for 'Hedging... Mr Elwes's', possibly of the Elwes family who lived at Stoke College (and relatives of the famous miser).


  65. Southend ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 258. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19", plus margins. Hydrographic Dept. stamp in margin. Railways inserted to March 1911. £22.00

  66. Witham AUCTIONEER'S NOTEBOOK 1900-1925. 8vo cashbook, 8vo, full blindstamped calf, with brass clasp. 212 pages of entries in a neat hand. Spine rubbed at top and bottom and hinges, and along edges of boards. Lists sale, with date, name of deceased owner if relevant, date, whether furniture, farm stock etc. Does not list any lots just names and sums paid, with dates written in red ink, so it may be a list of purchasers with the sums paid to the auctioneer. 1900 - 1925. £32.00
    Sales at Trumpingtons Farm; Collingwood House, Witham; Williams Farm, Tolleshunt D'arcy; Mowden Hall, Hatfield Peverel; High Hall, Wickham Bishops; The Wycke, Maldon, etc.



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  67. Allenhall and Westbury on Severn ALLOTMENT TERRIER. Compiled by Francis Attwood, Surveyor, under the direction of the Inclosure Commissioners awarding `such parts of the lands to be inclosed as are next hereinafter specified in exchange for the other Lands in the said parish described.' 21 sheets, written on one side only including 18 sheets ruled in columns listing persons interested, lands specified, fencing, etc. There is also a column for `Numbers on Plan', plan not present. Vellum sheets, size approx. 20" x 19" sewn at foot, with a broken wax seal, last 3 leaves partly stained not affecting legibility, top sheet slightly dusty. 1851. £85.00

  68. Minchinhampton ASSIGNMENT AND CONFIRMATION of the old ruinous house at Watledge, Mary Day, widow, David Minn, Baker, William Kinn, Wood Carrier, to Richard Webb, Clothworker. Vellum sheet size 24" x 27", plus one slightly smaller sheet. Signed by four parties with wax seals. Refers to a cottage in Watledge with stable, woodhouse, brewhouse late in the possession of Elizabeth Woodruffe. 1757. £25.00
    Part of the agreement involved an 'old ruinous house and house place late in the possession of George Evans' at Watledge Common being assigned to Mary Vick, now Mary Day.


  69. Minchinhampton CONVEYANCE of pieces and parcel of ground at Watledge in the parish of Hampton, Jonathan King of Watledge, Millman to Isaac Wakefield of the same place, Baker. Manuscript on 2p folio, folded with docket title on conjoint leaf. Signed by King with his mark, and witnessed. Receipt for £5 signed by him and witnessed. Attached with a pin is a small release by Wakefield's widow of her right in his property at Watledge to Richard Coombs, 1845, and with a receipt for his payment to her for her 'right of dower'... together with... CONVEYANCE of a dwelling house and garden and pieces of land at Watledge, Isaac Wakefield to Richard Coombs, 1845. Large vellum sheet, wax seal. 2 items. 1804. £24.00

  70. Minchinhampton MORTGAGE of property at Watledge for £80 and interest, James Sansum, Clothworker and Eunice his wife (surviving daughter of John Browning, Tallow Chandler of Tetbury) to Richard Wigmore of Avening, yeoman, 1803. Contemporary copy (paper watermarked 1805) on 4 pages, large folio, tied with tape at corner, folded with docket title. Refers to 'that Shop many years since converted into a Dwelling house with the little Buttery there adjoining to a dwelling house formely of James Smith... and to an Entry late also of James Smith with the chamber over the Entry' and a plot of garden ground 'bounded with stone marks' with 'Liberty of Ladder room' for repairing the house, together with half an acre of arable or woodland. On the verso are records of yearly payments up to 1808. 1803. £25.00
    Sansum was to register a Fine 'sur Conusand De Droit'.


  71. North Nibley AGREEMENT between Francis Chambers of North Nibley, yeoman, and Robert Purnell of the Redge In Wotton Under Edge, Clothier, for dividing the hedgerow and trees which run between their respective lands at Pitcombe(?) in North Nibley. On vellum, size 13" x 19", small wax seal with a deer, witnessed on verso. 1706. £18.00
    Docket title 'deed for dividing mounds'. Refers to the hedge 'between the moorstone now set up about the middle of the hedge' to 'the moorstone at the foot of the elme next the highway'


  72. Painswick AGREEMENT between Robert Townsend of Pittville Circus, Cheltenham, and John Collins of Steambridge House, Painswick, for the letting of orchard and pasture opposite the house. Manuscript on 2p, folio. Narrow line of light browning down page. 1891. £9.00

  73. Sherwood, Jones & Co. Pub. WILLIAMSTRIP Engraving of the house with a hunt meeting in the foreground. Size 4" x 5", plus margins. Engraved by J. Storer. £5.00

  74. Stanton DISCHARGE of messuage and garden called Whites in Stanton, Thomas Evans the elder of Stanton, Weaver, and Joseph Evans his son to Thomas Evans and William Evans. On vellum, size 11" x 17", 2 small wax seals on tags. Witnessed on verso. 1717. £30.00


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

  76. Basingstoke ADMINISTRATION of the will of Henry Peircie of Basingstoke, 1703. Small vellum sheet size 7" x 9", with will in which he leaves 12 pence apiece to his children and appoints his wife Elizabeth as executrix, attached is probate certificate of the Court of the Archbishop of Canterbury, in Latin, in manuscript, signed Thos. Welham. Tag but no seal or traces of one.1 1703. £24.00

    BRICKWORK ACCOUNTS

  77. Beaulieu area ACCOUNT BOOKS for labour brickmaking, making roads, carting, plus some farm accounts, 1867-1881. 5 notebooks each size 7" x 4", parchment covered boards, metal clasps. Each lettered 'B. Fry' with the date of commencement on the front board, except the latest one, which is titled 'F.E.R.F'. Comprises (i) Jun. 1867 - Jun. 1870. Written in pencil, lists name of labourer, work, no. of days, payment, for example 'Charles Penney 5 days Palace house Coping & Slating', 'Wm. Snook 2 Days Palace House Drawing Room partition'. Places mentioned include Palace House (a lot of work was done here), Thorn's Marsh, Clobb Oyster Beds, New Buildings Mill, Bouverie Cottages, Dock Farm, Buckler's Hard Cottages, Keeping Farm, Viscount Enfield's, Brockenhurst Road. Spine chipped, vellum worn at edges of boards. (ii) Jan. 1871 - May 1874. Most of the work listed is at the brick works for example 'Brick kiln. His Grace the Duke of Buccleuch. Wm. Gregory & Co.' Names workers and number of days for clay digging, setting and burning three hole kiln, repairing kiln walls, etc., and price of 'mottle bricks', 'squints' 'splays', 'setting 6000 plain tiles and burning', '1000 of gable bricks', 'garden edging bricks' etc. Includes general work 'Rickman's Chalk Vessel unloaded...', '2 chalk vessels for Keeping Farm 55 tones each lb. expenses...', 'James Rollins 800 bush faggots Otterwood'... with another similar book May 1874 - Dec. 1876, and another Jan. 1877 - Jan. 1881, back inner hinge broken. (ii) Notebook headed 'General Farm Account', divided into sections for swine, sheep, beasts etc., 1876. There are not many entries in this book. Notes eggs, chickens, game sold, expenditure such as food for pheasants, '2 ferrets in a box', etc. The first four account books are completely full, with entries filling each page, approx. 300 pages of entries in each. 1867-1881. £250.00
    There was a brick works at Bailey's Hard, on the Beaulieu estate, but it is not clear if that is the brickworks in the accounts. Palace House was the seat of the Barons Montagu of Beaulieu.


  78. Dean PARTICULARS, VIEWS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Country Manor House known as 'East Dean House', together with some excellent Trout Fishing, Matured Gardens... in all about 17 Acres... for Sale by Auction, 27th September, 1921. 8pp., 8vo, stiff wraps, four photographs on two plates. 1921. £12.00

  79. Kilmeston SALE PARTICULARS of the residential and agricultural property 'Dean House', Kilmeston, 213 Acres, comprising The Delightful Country House... Beautiful Gardens and Richly Timbered Pleasure Grounds... Home Farm... 14 Cottages... for Sale by Auction... 22nd July, 1930. 15pp., folio, stiff wraps, large folding coloured plan at rear, 6 tipped-in photographs. Edges of wraps dust-stained. 1930. £22.00

  80. Ryde Isle of Wight AUCTION POSTER. Messrs. Wallis, Riddett & Co. Will Sell by Auction Furniture and other effects.... a Parisian Phaeton... a Capital Dog Cart.... Size 30" x 20". 1898. £15.00

  81. Ryde Isle of Wight AUCTION POSTER. Messrs. Wallis, Riddett & Down Will sell by Auction.... Furniture.... A Cottage Pianoforte in Rosewood Case by 'Broadwood'.... Polished Black & Brass Bedsteads... Two Safety Bicycles.... Poster advertising sale of furniture, printed in very large type-faces. Size 30" x 20". 1894. £18.00

  82. Shackleton (Keith) (Painted by) THE SHELL GUIDE TO HAMPSHIRE Poster, lithograph and letterpress printing, glossy surface. Size 29" x 20". Illustration showing waterside view with fisherman, model of a man of war, various birds, butterflies, trout etc. c1960. £35.00

  83. Southampton PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Prominently Situated and Valuable Shop Premises known as 'Foy's Corner', 195-203 Shirley Road.... which Messrs. Nicholas are to offer by public auction.... 10th March, 1954. 7pp., sm. folio, actual photo on front wrap, key plan. 1954. £9.00


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    Herefordshire


  84. Lingen, Shobdon, Aymestry INCLOSURE AWARD John Harris of the Heath in Hereford and Richard Allerton of Norfolk Street, Strand, London, Commissioners. Manuscript in 4to notebook, half calf, marbled boards, 62 pages, plus blanks... together with... MAP in ink on paper, size 29" x 26", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into grained cloth endpapers, inserted in slipcase, size 13" x 7", Wyld label with manuscript title. The map shows roads and the various plots of land, labelled with name of person it is awarded to, and number referring to the manuscript award (which gives acreages). 1829, copied 1850. £120.00
    A note on the title page of the award, in a different hand, reads 'Mem. The original Award (from which the following parts are extracted) is deposited at Shobdon Court. 22 Oct. 1850. J.E.'



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    OVER SIXTY FIVE YEARS OF ACCOUNTS

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


  86. Hertfordshire RELEASE of rights in the Manor of Bibsworth Hall in Hertford, with all the messuages, houses, dovehouses, meadows, fishings, etc., in the parishes of Rampton, Withampstead, King's Walden. Geffrey Tasburgh of East Wrotham, Humfrey Groves of Covent Garden, Taylor, and Richard Nightingale servant of Geffrey Tasburgh, to Nicholas Monke of Husten in Sussex, on payment of £2000. On vellum, size 21" x 27", signatures, and presumably seals, at end cut away. Large calligraphic initial 'T'. 1656. £30.00

  87. Ministry of Transport REPORT ON THE DOUBLE COLLISION which occured on 8th October 1952 at Harrow and Wealdstone Station in the London Midland Region. Folio, blue paper wraps, 35pp., plus 12 photographic plates of the wreckage on the tracks etc. Staples rusty, plate at centre loose. H.M.S.O. 1953. £18.00


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  88. Harrison family SCRAP BOOK containing genealogical information and family history, letters, newscuttings, printed ephemera relating to the Harrison family of Kent. In home-made buff paper wraps, size 17" x 13", tied loosely at edge with tape. Manuscript label. 1833-1920's. £100.00


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  89. Clitheroe Junction Railway CAPITAL £150,000 IN 6,000 SHARES of £25 each. Prospectus setting out advantages of proposed Railway, and listing Provisional Committee, with small form for share application at foot of page. 2pp., folio, blank adjoining leaf. 1845. £45.00
    'This Railway is projected for the purpose of connecting the Borough of Clitheroe, and the surrounding district, containing a population of 25,000 inhabitants, taking the Union of Clitheroe alone, with the great system of Railways completed and projected in Lancashire....'


  90. Colne W.B. WHITE & SONS LTD. Red Scar Works, Colne, Lancashire. Makers of All Kinds of Power Looms, Dobbies, Textile Machinery and Accessories. Established 1849. Catalogue on 51pp., 4to, finely printed on glossy paper, printed wraps. 41 full-page illustrations, plus colour frontis., illustrating looms, winding machines, etc, and 5 pages illustrating small parts. Staples rusty hence two leaves loose at centre. n.d. c1910. £45.00

  91. Hennett (G) A MAP OF THE COUNTY PALATINE OF LANCASTER, Divided into Hundreds and Parishes, From an Accurate Survey Made in the Years 1828 and 1829 by G. Hennet. Large engraved map, dissected and mounted on linen, scale three-quarters of an inch to one mile, fully hand-coloured in hundreds, with deeper shading at boundaries, park-land, railway lines hand-coloured. Large calligraphic title, fine engraved inset view of the New Custom House, Liverpool. Numbers under towns show distance from London, those along the roads the distances from town to town. Overall engraved surface approx. 63" x 43", plus margins, on single sheet, dissected and mounted on linen, folding to roy 8vo, folding into marbled endpapers, silk edging. Inserted in calf slipcase in the form of a book, blindstamped border on sides, label with gilt title on spine, label slightly chipped. Calf rubbed at edges. London: Published by Henry Teesdale and Co., 302 Holborn, May 1, 1830. £500.00

  92. Rochdale Canal CAUTION All Boatmen and other persons are Warned against Wasting Canal Water from the following or any other causes 1. Opening Cloughs before Lock Gates are properly closed.... 1st July 1908. Poster. Lists seven points... with... In Consequences of the prolonged absence of rain the following SPECIAL WORKING REGULATIONS will be put in operation... Narrow Boats to work in Pairs only... 14th May 1909... with... STOPPAGE FOR REPAIRS... from 6.0 a.m. on Good Friday. 29th March 1911. Three posters, all size 17" x 27", printed in very large type-faces, the first two in red. 3 items. Rawson, Printers, Manchester. 1908-11. £24.00


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  93. Oadby area FARM ACCOUNTS 1856 - 1864. Narrow folio cash book, 12" x 4", parchment covered boards, darkened and rubbed at spine. Probably for a farmer called Hawthorn. 109 pages of entries, in an untidy hand, plus many blanks, listing amounts for cheese sold (the sale of cheese predominates) under the heading of purchaser, barley, wheat, oats sold, payments for thatching etc. ('2 men thatching Cotages 2.6d a day, 4 days... £1. 0s 0d'), wages of workers, noting agreements made with them 'Jane Bryan has engaged herself to Mrs Hawthorn for £11. 10s from the 10 of October 1877 till 10 of October 1878', 'sold Mr Evrett 11 qrtrs of beans'. At the beginning of the book about 6 pages have been cut out. 1856-1864. £80.00
    Mentions Oadby, 'Burbidge' (Burbage), Seagrave.


  94. Leicester ORDER OF PROCESSION at the Laying The First Stone of St. George's Church, At Leicester, On Friday 29th August, 1823. 2pp., 4to, blank conjoint leaf. Lists Charity School Children, Clergy, High Sheriff etc., with printed vertically down the side 'Soldiers' and 'Constables' who were walking either side, on verso are words of hymns etc... together with... Three handbills, all printed by J.G. Brown, Printer, size 7" x 8", as follows: 'New Church Procession' detailing the route; 'New Church' giving instructions for positions 'The Nobleman and Gentlemen attending as Free Masons to fall back, right and left... etc.; 'The National Anthem to be Sung at the Ceremony...' 4 items. August 1823. £30.00

  95. Little Glen SETTLEMENT by Abstinence Poughfer of Leicester on his son Thomas Poughfer's marriage to Hannah Spencer, of Beccles. Vellum, size 25" x 31", 4 wax seals, some browning. 1732. £20.00
    Refers to the Manor of Little Glen and the various tenements and lands within it.



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  96. Gentleman (David), Artist SHELL GUIDE TO THE ROADS OF BRITAIN Sewstern Lane. Poster with picture of the lane south of Grantham. Below is description and small map with illustration of drovers. Size 29" x 20", metal hanger top and bottom. 1950's. £30.00

  97. Moor Farm, Linwood PARTICULARS AND PLAN OF MOOR FARM.... Extending to 63 acres. For Sale by Public Auction..... at the Corn Exchange, Market Rasen, On Tuesday, 13th October, 1964. Small coloured folding plan loosely inserted, 4pp, sm 4to, original printed wraps. 1964. £12.00

  98. North Kelsey PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF VALUABLE AND DESIRABLE Freehold & Tithe Free Estates Siuate at NORTH KELSEY.... Late the property of Sir John Nelthorpe.... Farm Houses, Cottages, Farms and Lands consisting in the whole 1,205a 2r. 38p. Which will be offered for Sale by Auction by Mr. C.J. Calthrop at the Corn Exchange, in Brigg,... On Thursday, the 12th September, 1867. Large coloured folding plan, 13pp, folio, folded, docket title. outer leaf slightly dusty. W.T. Tubby, Gray's Inn, 1867. £35.00


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    London


  99. Bloomsbury, Holborn, Spitalfields etc. AN ACT to enable Her Majesty's Commissioners of Woods.... Works and Buildings to make additional Thoroughfares in the Metropolis 55pp., sm. folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1840. £18.00
    Includes a fourteen-page Schedule, with tables giving house number, street name, names of Freeholder, Leaseholder, Occupier. Comprises 'Oxford St. to Holborn', 'Long Acre to Charlotte St.', 'London Docks to Spitalfields Church'.


  100. Bourne & Edwards, Holborn Circus, Silversmiths PEPPER MILLS of every description and Price. Revised List for the Trade Only. 8vo sheet printed on both sides, illustrating 8 pepper mills, with description and price. A few small edge tears at bottom. c1920? £8.00
    Includes mills of polished oak with silver bands, silver plate, cut glass and nickel etc.


  101. Goldsmith BILL of John Salter, 35 Strand, Goldsmith, Jeweller and Sword Cutler to the Duke of Sussex, to Henry Stevens, for items of plate and jewellery. On two sides of 4to sheet, fine engraved heading with coat of arms. Made out for 18 items, including wedding ring, 'a chased secret Ring for Hair', silver tea pot, sugar basin and cream jug (which three items came to £42!), cut glass epergne with silver mountings, etc. 1821. £14.00

  102. Great Eastern Hotel LIVERPOOL STREET EXTENSION. The Abercorn Rooms. October 1900. Brochure, small 8vo., pink wraps, embossed gold seal of G.E.R. 4pp. Decoratively printed in purple... with... MENU for a Dinner at the Abercorn Rooms, 2nd Oct., 1900, printed on thin card in gold, embossed coat of arms of G.E. Railway. 1900. £10.00
    'There is something daring and dazzling in the speed with which Messrs. Maples raise an artistic superstructure...'


  103. Kensington LEASE for 96 years, of a messuage, number 5 Pitt Street, Stephen Pitt to William Beech. 2 vellum sheets, 23" x 24", six wax seals, coloured plan of the house and land in the margin, size 7" x 3". 1847. £16.00
    The conditions of the lease involved painting the outside woodwork and ironwork every two years and the inside every seven years. Tenants were not allowed to expose any 'cloth or linen' in front of the house.


  104. London Passenger Transport Board TWELFTH ANNUAL REPORT and Accounts. Year Ended 31 December 1945. 55pp., small folio, folding map at rear printed in red and black. Paper wraps, split down spine, repaired with archival tape down spine. 1945. £12.00
    Includes much on the 'The Board and The War' - 'Air Raid Precautions', 'The Blitz on London', 'The Effect of National Mobilization', etc.


  105. London, Chatham and Dover Railway METROPOLITAN EXTENSION Session 1860. Map size 13" x 12", with General map size 4" x 12" below. Printed in black and red. Folds. Small tear in margin at top and bottom. Waterlow & Sons, Lith. 1860. £40.00
    This map was probably issued with a Prospectus.


  106. St. James BILL of J.W. Elliott, Silk-Dyer & Scourer, 101 Jermyn Street, India and other Shawls cleaned & dyed, Chintz Furniture Cleaned & Glazed... Decoratively printed heading, paper size 4" x 8", made out to Mr Preade for cleaning and glazing two couches. n.d. c1840. £12.00

  107. Tottenham QUAKER MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE for the marriage of Isaac Brightwen of Coggeshall, Essex, Merchant, and Mary Sims of Tottenham, daughter of John Sims of Yarmouth, deceased, at the Meeting House in Tottenham. Printed on vellum, size 20" x 14", with manuscript inserts. Ink of handwritten inserts rather faded, some brown spotting of vellum, folds. Signed by 77 witnesses. Someone has written a few notes by the witnesses signatures, e.g. by Sarah Lines 'a great Minister who Married John Grubb of Ireland', by Thomas Scattergood 'a great Minister from Philadelphia North America'. Surnames of witnesses include Dillwyn, Mildred, Birkett, Corder, Hagger. 13th March 1800. £25.00

  108. Vanheems, Berners St. OUTFITS FOR THE CLERGY Revised List No. 133. Catalogue, 56pp., printed in red and black, size 7" x 4", gold wraps with arms of bishops. Illustrations of 'dignitary evening dress', 'army chaplain's mess dress', vergers' gowns', 'flags for church towers' etc. All with prices. n.d. c1910? £25.00

  109. Walworth PROBATE of the will of James Beresford of 61 Thurlow Street Walworth. Vellum sheet size 14" x 17", in manuscript, smaller certificate of administration attached, printed with manuscript inserts. Large papered seal, 3" diameter, of the Court of Probate. 1873. £12.00
    Leaves his gold watch and chain to his friend Benjamin Miller, of the same address, and the rest of his property to be divided between Miller and Anne Surguy.



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    Norfolk


  110. Aldridge (John), Artist SHELL GUIDE TO NORFOLK Poster, lithograph and letterpress printing, glossy surface. Illustration showing watery landscape, 'flush work' building, Holkham Hall, book of Sir Thomas Browne, various birds, etc. Description and map with key below. Overall size 29" x 20", metal hanger top and bottom. Red and yellow Shell logo at bottom. 2" tear at bottom along metal stretcher. 1950's. £30.00

  111. Oulton Broad POSTCARD of the Wherry Hotel, Oulton Broad. Valentine's Series. 610. Coloured view showing Hotel in middle distance, boats of various kinds in the foreground. Sent through the post, squared circle postmark. 1903. £4.00

  112. Suffield FARM ACCOUNTS Oct. 1886 - March 1898. 4to cashbook, green calf binding, spine rubbed, some ink splashes on front board. 240 pages, expenditure, receipts on facing page. 'Receipts' list bullocks, sheep, pigs, barley, oats, mangle, butter sold, for example '3 bullocks sold by Ireland at Norwich... £59. 3s.', '4 cwt. potatoes to Mr. Allen'. Expenditure includes labour, purchase of farm equipment, blacksmith's bill, grinding bill, rates, insurance 'Harbord Harbord on a/c of Rent', 'Sundry Harness at Frettenham Sale', 'Suffield Poor Rate', 'Keeler 1 yr mole catching to Michmas.', powder and shot, cow cake, etc. At the beginning of book some 20 pages have been cut out, and there are 5 pages listing items bought at 'Moore's Sale' (farm machinery, horses etc.) 1886-1898. £110.00


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    Oxfordshire


  113. Blenheim Palace AN ACT for repairing Blenheim Palace. 11pp., disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1840. £10.00

  114. Hoyle (Walter), Artist SHELL GUIDE TO OXFORDSHIRE Poster, lithograph and letterpress printing, glossy surface. Illustration showing river with Magdalen Tower, dinosaur skeleton, William Morris wallpaper, etc. Description and map with key below. Overall size 29" x 20", metal hanger top and bottom. Red and yellow Shell logo at bottom. 1950's. £30.00

  115. Oxford PEREMPTORY SALE Under an Execution, and by Order of the High Sheriff of Oxfordshire. To Be Sold by Auction by Messrs T. Mallam and Son, On the Premises, Park End Wharf, and near to the Railway Station, on Wednesday Next, December the 21st, 1853.... Two Useful Horses, Spring Van, Carts, Harness, Cochin China Fowls, a few Lots of Furniture and effects of Mr John Gammon.... Poster, size 20" x 14", few folds, slight off-setting. Printed by H. Cooke & Co, Oxford, 1853. £22.00
    Includes an extensive list of the items in the sale.



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    Shropshire


  116. Greenwood (C. & J) MAP OF THE COUNTY OF SALOP. From an Actual Survey Made in the Years 1826 & 1827. Corrected to the Present Period & Published Feby. 24th 1830. Engraved by J. & C. Walker. Hand-coloured, size 23" x 27", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, edged with silk tape, folding to 8vo, marbled endpapers, small stamp with name of library adjacent to the title. With fine large vignette view of Shrewsbury. Published by Greenwood & Co. London: 1830. £70.00

  117. Kidderminster PARTICULARS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold Licensed Property... Known as The Roebuck Hotel situate in Oxford Street... July 3rd, 1913. 2pp., folio, plus page with fine large photograph of the hotel, size 7" x 8", showing people outside, and a tram stopped just in front of the entrance. Folded with docket title. 1913. £18.00


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    Somerset


  118. Bennett, Surveyor, Bruton DISTRICT OF SOCK DENNIS Somersetshire. 1839. Manuscript map in ink and some colour, on paper backed with linen, rolled. Size 48" x 43", Scale one inch = 4 chains. Large title, with some lettering 'shadowed', compass rose, scale bar. Shows the Great Western Turnpike Road at the centre, Pill Bridge Lane at the top, the Turnpike Road from Yeovil on the right. Shows buildings, field boundaries, wooded areas shown with small trees, River Yeo and tributaries. Some fields have been annotated in the 20th century, and have owner's name or notes such as 'Pasture, arable during war 1914-18'. Some browning along top edge on left, not affecting drawing, edging tape missing from left edge, hence paper slightly curled at that edge. Affixed is Apportionment, manuscript on 5 large vellum sheets, with relevant Schedules giving occupier, owner, cultivation, etc. Attestation on the map and on the last vellum sheet that this is a true examined copy. 1839. £200.00

  119. Bridgwater TO THE WORTHY AND INDEPENDENT ELECTORS of The Borough of Bridgwater... Broadside in which Vere Poulett comment on the recent decision of Select Committee of the House of Commons, referring to the Polls of 1806 and 1807, thanking people for their support and conveying his readiness to represent them in Parliament in future. Size 10" x 8", 24 lines, pasted to card, with inscription in ink below 'Presented to the Club by Mr Henry Harding in memory of his father... 4th December 1893'. Lower Grosvenor Street, 25th March, 1808. £50.00

  120. Bridgwater Without PARTICULARS With Plans and Conditions of Sale of 'Upper Dunwear Farm' and other Properties.... to be Sold by Auction... 28th July 1937. 7pp., small folio, wraps. Trace of vertical fold. Lacks map from pocket at rear. 1937. £10.00
    Includes Withy Bed near Baltmoor Wall in Stoke St. Gregory, Cottages, etc.


  121. Buckland St Mary SALE BY AUCTION In the Parish of St. Mary. An Excellent Freehold Dairy and Stock Farm known as "Moorsick Farm".... embracing 148a 0r. 28p. Messrs. W.R.J. Greenslade & Co. will Sell by Auction at the George Hotel, Ilminster on Wednesday, the 12th day of March, 1924. With coloured folding plan, 3pp, folded, totals and names in manuscript on last leaf. Young and Son, Chard: 1924. £15.00

  122. Dale (R.W) PEAT IN CENTRAL SOMERSET A Planning Study. 36pp., card wraps, small folio. Maps, line drawings and photographs. Somerset County Council. 1967. £18.00

  123. Hawkins (Thomas M.). Publisher GRAND PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEW ALBUM OF TAUNTON Sixteen plates on glossy paper. Size 7" x 9", boards with gilt title. Boards stained and faded (not affecting contents.) c1890. £14.00
    Most plates are whole-page views, but some are two to a page. Views include County Cricket Ground, The Barracks, Independent College, Hospital and Nursing Institute.


  124. Mere ASSIGNMENT of John Porth's mortgage of £250 on a dwelling house in Mere, Robert Ivyleafe of Blackford, to Edward Dowell. Vellum, size 19" x 27", two good armorial wax seals on tags. 1710. £25.00

  125. Swell LAND TAX ASSESSMENTS for the years 1871-2, 1889-90, 1894-95, 1897-8, 1907-8, 1910-11. Folio, printed in columns with Proprietor, Occupier, Property, Sums Assessed, and Rental entered in manuscript. Entries listing approx. 8 properties. 6 items. 1871-1911. £20.00

  126. Wells TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION for the Lives of three healthy Persons; At the Bull's-Head Inn, in the City of Wells... 26th day of January Instant... The Under-Mentioned Messuage Lands and Premises; Situate in the Tithing of Coxley and near to the said City... Handbill, size 15" x 10", some light creasing. Some prices and purchasers' names added in ink. Lists 10 Lots, with name of field, acreages, occupier. Printed by J.E. Lewis, of whom may be had Stamps for Bills.... 9th January 1815. £45.00
    Includes land called South Croft at Polsham, Folly-Ground, Dwelling House at Coxley.



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    Staffordshire


  127. Cannock, Brewood GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. LXII N.W. Hand-coloured map, scale 1" to 1 mile, size 12" x 14", plus wide margins, key in left margin. 1900. £27.00

  128. Hollington PARTICULARS of Very Valuable Freehold Stone Quarries, Building Land, Substantial Stone Cottages at Hollington, Public-House, Blacksmith's Shop, Cottages and Garden at Beamhurst... to be Sold By Auction... 9th May 1857... 1p., folio, with details in a variety of large decorative type-faces at top, and list of the 13 Lots in the bottom half, plus conjoint leaf with docket title, and a full-page hand-coloured plan. Docket title very dusty. 1857. £28.00

  129. Lichfield PARTICULARS AND PLAN of the Freehold Mixed Farm known as The Knowle Farm... two cottages... for Sale by Auction October 21st, 1949. 3pp., 4to, printed wraps. Vertical fold. 1949. £8.00


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    Suffolk


  130. Ellingham, Geldeston POSTER advertising auction sale of Cottage Properties.... 10th November, 1865. Poster, size 18" x 12", folds. 1865. £17.00

  131. Ipswich BILL of a Mr. Miller, Ipswich, for mourning items, made out to Mr. Venn. 9 items listed on plain 4to sheet, lists the names of who are to have the various gloves, scarves etc. (including 12 ladies who had silk gloves). Signed as settled. Some small repaired tears at bottom edge. August 1811. £10.00

  132. Jansson (J) SUFFOLCIA Vernacula Suffolke. Decorative hand-coloured copper engraved map, size 16" x 20", plus wide margins. Pasted at edges to thin paper. Latin text on verso. Elaborate title cartouche with boar and deer, cherubs, and nine coats of arms, scale bar with waterfowl, rabbit, compass rose with rhumb lines, two sailing ships. 'Joannes Janssonius Excudit' bottom centre. Central fold, with some browning down fold from hinge on verso. Paper uniformly slightly darkened, possibly where map once framed and left in the sunlight, altough hand-colouring is bright and unfaded. Traces of a light crease running diagonally across left bottom corner. c1650. £80.00
    Cheap copy of a very attractive map. Registration No. on verso.



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    Surrey


  133. Badmin (S.R), Artist SHELL GUIDE TO SURREY Poster, lithograph and letterpress printing, glossy surface. Illustration showing wooded valley with Westcott Church, Victorian villa with returning commuter, drawings of Gertrude Jekyll, John Evelyne etc. Description and map with key below. Overall size 29" x 20", metal hanger top and bottom. Red and yellow Shell logo at bottom. Small blank piece about the size of a 10p piece torn away at bottom left corner just above metal stretcher. c1960. £28.00

  134. Caves MOTHER LUDLAM'S HOLE, SURREY Published May 27, 1785 by S. Hooper. Copper engraving 5" x 6", plus wide margins. Shows couple in front of a gate leading to the mouth of a cave in a large mound, framed by trees... together with... QUARRY HOLE, similar size engraving, section of cave, with scale bar, and small view bottom left of the cave entrance in a cliff. 1785. £12.00


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    Sussex


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

  136. Worthing LEASE FOR A YEAR of a barn and pieces of land in Worthing... Devisees of John Penfold to Harry Newland. Vellum sheet, wax seals. Some slight spotting in parts. 1823. £10.00


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    Warwickshire


  137. Bacon's MAP OF BIRMINGHAM Divided into Half Mile Squares and Circles. Size approx 12" x 18", single fold at centre, printed in 2 colours. Scale 3" = 1 mile. Street index down sides. c1885. £24.00

  138. Cleeve Prior, Pebworth, Stratford on Avon etc. SHAKESPEARE'S COUNTRY The Warwickshire Avon. Photograph album. Size 9" x 12", cloth-covered boards with title painted in decorative lettering in black and white. 39 photographs, each approx. 3" x 5", white borders, pasted each side of 12 thick card leaves, each view mounted on different paper then on the album leaf, titled in white on mount in decorative lettering. Fine atmospheric views, particularly on the river, and detailed close-up views of individual houses. One view spotty, some fraying of cloth at spine. Monogram 'FAS' on back board (the photographer apparently was named Simmonds and lived in Bristol). One view spotty. The first page shows 'Marlcliff. Our home for time being'. c1905. £60.00
    Views include 'Two men in a Boat (in skiffs near boathouse); 'Cleeve Mill', 'Cleeve Prior Church'; view of a house and farmyard with waggon at Cleeve Prior; 'Cleeve Mill'; Pebworth (3 views of thatched cottages); Offenham Ferry (carrying a passenger in a bowler hat); Welford on Avon (half-timbered thatched cottages); Lenchwich; Wood Norton; Moor (a gabled house); Fishermen at Fladbury; Elmley Castle (4 views including Deacon's Cottage); Bidford; Stratford (5 views including view of punts); Warwick, Marlcliff (2 views).



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    Westmoreland


  139. Harrison (Claude), Artist SHELL GUIDE TO WESTMORELAND Poster, lithograph and letterpress printing. Shows rush-bearing ceremony, waterfall, lakes, wrestlers, etc. Description and map with key below. Overall size 29" x 20", metal hanger top and bottom. c1960. £30.00

  140. Kirkby Lonsdale, Grange ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 49. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 20" plus wide margins. Hydrographic Dept. stamp in margin. Corrections to 1914. £22.00

  141. Walker (J) & (C) WESTMORELAND Folding engraved map. Hand-coloured in outline, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, dissected and mounted on linen, size approx. 12" x 15", folding into sm 8vo boards, original decorative printed label. c1840. £24.00


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    Wiltshire


  142. Chippenham PARTICULARS of the Outlying Portions of the Valuable Agricultural Property known as The Lackham Estate, Chippenham, Extending to over 1,030 Acres... for Sale by Auction in 41 Lots... 18th Day of March, 1927. 33pp., small folio, stiff wraps, plan in pocket at rear, four photographic plates with two or four views on each. 1927. £28.00
    Includes 'The Folly', Lacock, Showell Farm, Patterdown Farm, Hollywell Farm, Great Notton Farm, Rowden Farm, various cottages, butcher's shop and slaughterhouse, etc.


  143. Cholderton Estate PARTICULARS Plan and Conditions of Sale of Sheep & Cattle Grazing Farm.. 80 acres of Copse well suited for shooting purposes. 8pp., folio, wraps, folding plan. Traces of vertical crease. 1925. £22.00

  144. Lower Studley PARTICULARS of a Pleasantly Situate Suburban Residence... Two Closes of Pasture Land... to be sold by auction... 28th June, 1888. 4pp., folded with docket title. 1888. £15.00

  145. Pickwick PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of The Free Fully-Licensed Popular Roadside Hostelry known as the 'Hare & Hounds'.... for Sale by Auction.... 19th Sept. 1941. 7pp., sm. 4to, decorative wraps. Line drawing of pub on first page. Crease in wraps. 1941. £15.00

  146. Swindon, Marlborough & Andover Railway THE CEREMONY OF TURNING THE FIRST SOD of this Railway... will take place at Marlborough on Wednesday 28th day of July 1875... the Secretary has the honor to forward the Enclosed Ticket.. Printed letter on yellow paper, small 8vo., blank conjoint leaf, note in ink at the bottom asking recipient to return 'if it is not your intention to avail yourself of the Ticket'. Loosely inserted is printed ticket on white card. The name of the guest has not been entered.... together with... PROGRAMME Commencement of the Swindon, Marlborough & Andover Railway at Marlborough, July 28, 1875. Printed on one side, 4to... together with similar sheet on pink paper giving Order of Progress from the Town Hall to Cold Harbour Meadow... together with... NOTICE TO OWNERS, LESSEES AND OCCUPIERS 1879. 1p., large folio, inside is large Schedule, with entries in manuscript for 8 fields at Preshute, owned by the Marquis of Ailesbury, occupied by John Tanner... together with... Printed sheet, 4to, with name of the railway at head, giving Extracts from the Transactions of the Institution of Surveyors, 1868-9, in which various surveyors extol the financial benefits of railways for agricultural areas. 6 items in all. 1868-79. £85.00
    The railway was incorporated in 1873, and opened in stages, the last section to Andover being completed in 1883. It became part of the the Midland and S.W. Junction Railway in 1884.


  147. Westbury AUCTION CATALOGUE For sale of the Choice Freehold Educational or Residential Estate Victoria College, Near Westbury, Formerly known as Leighton House.... 4to, wraps, 8 pages of text and four full page photographic plates, folding plan. Some slight dust-marking on title page. 1936. £24.00


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    Worcestershire


  148. Malvern CATALOGUE of a Portion of the Valuable Household Furniture and other effects which Lear & Son will sell by Auction... September 25th, 1916. 8vo catalogue opening out to poster-sized sheet listing 213 Lots. 1916. £12.00
    The house was 'Medhurst', Worcester Road.


  149. Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canals MANUSCRIPT PLAN OF THE DOCKS AT STOURPORT adjacent to the River Severn. In ink on waxed cotton, outline colour in blue and red. Size 34" x 42", scale one inch = 1 chain. The river Severn is at the bottom of the map, with the River Stour branching off on the right. Shows the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal leading into the basins, named roads, buildings, which are numbered (no key present), bridges. Inset top left is a small plan showing the canal and adjacent buildings from The Swan Inn to Upper Mitton, scale three chains to an inch. Folding into small 8vo cloth covered boards, cloth split at one side of spine, manuscript label 'Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canal. Plan of Stourport Property.' n.d. c1880? £70.00
    Stouport was at the confluence of the Staffordshire and Worcestershire Canals.



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    Yorkshire


  150. London & North Western Railway DRAFT AGREEMENT between The London & N.W. Railway and Harrop Wrigley of Tamewater as to the purchase of lands at Tamewater for the Delph Branch of the Huddersfield and Manchester Railway for £350. 3pp., folio. 1849. £18.00

  151. North Eastern Railway TICKET FOR CARRIAGES Horses, &c. Guard's Ticket, Sender's Ticket. Printed on thin paper size 6" x 8", side by side, filled in for transport of one dog from Haxly to Whitby by the 9.49 train. May 27th 1878. Signed by the Clerk. On verso are Conditions. A cut has been made between the two tickets, but they have not actually been separated as there is still half an inch uncut at the top edge... together with... PAID TICKET FOR EXCESS LUGGAGE for 1 cwt., sent from York to Whitby, May 6th 1878. Passenger name entered as 'Commercial'. Size 4" x 5". Conditions printed on verso. 1878. £16.00

  152. Wath upon Dearne, Wentworth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 283. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Boundary round Wath upon Dearne shaded pink. 1887. £24.00


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    Channel Islands


  153. Grose (Francis) ISLAND OF GUERNSEY engraved map. size 5" x 5", on folio sheet of thick paper, descriptive text below and on verso. £22.00
    The map also shows the island of Sark.


  154. Jersey BRITANNIA EXCURSIONS ROUND THE ISLAND E. Gilley, Celebrated Four-Horse Excursion Cars will leave the Britannia Livery Stables... Every Morning at 9.30... Handbill listing the different itineraries for every day of the week, and on the verso an advert for Gilley's Britannia Concerts at the Concert Room, Bath Street, and the 'Sunday Special Trip' excursion. Size 6" x 10", stab hole in margin, traces of folds. Le Lievre, Typ., Halkett Place. 1877. £25.00

  155. Leroy (Henri), Printer LE BAILLIAGE Journal Officiel de la Societe Royale D'Agriculture et D'Horticulture de Guernsey. Broadsheet style journal, 4pp., folded, in French but with a few articles in English, including a long article on 'John Guille, formerly Bailiff of Guernsey'. 21 janvier, 1893. £8.00

  156. Walker and Burges RAPPORT DU COMITE DES CHAUSSEES Et des Administrateurs de l'Impot sur L'Elargissement et le Prolongement de la Chaussee du Nord de St. Helier, et La Construction d'un Bassin de Flot; Avec Les Rapports de Messrs. Walker et Burges et un Project D'Acte Loge au Greffe Des Etats, Le 8 Janvier 1844. Pamphlet, disbound, 8vo, title page and 24 pages, the first 15 pages being the Reports of the Committees in French, the rest being the Reports July and December 1843, in English by Walker and Burges. At the end is a folding hand-coloured lithographed 'Plan of New Harbour and Proposed Dock Improvement', and a further two pages in French. The plan has a few ink annotations, such as (on a proposed pier) 'Modified for Albert Quay Built 1847 to 1853.' 1844. £70.00


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    Ireland


  157. Boundaries of Municipal Corporations AN ACT for the Regulation of Municipal Corporations in Ireland. 131pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1840. £18.00
    With a long Schedule setting out the lines of the boundaries in the various Corporations, (for example 'From the Point in the Centre of the River Liffey One hundred and fifty-five Yards Westward from Whitworth Bridge, Southward... along Meeting house Yard....') with General Boundary, followed by boundaries of different Wards. Includes Dublin, Belfast, Cork, Clonmel, Limerick, Drogheda, Kilkenny, etc.


  158. Castle Durrow LETTER to William Flower from David Drewett, dated Apr. 5th, 1732. Congratulates him on the celebrations held for four days when the Viceroy made held his court at his house, says he is glad 'my little Dear Harry', Flower's son, has a tutor at last, and mentions that the Duchess of Kent and Lady Limerick are soon to add to the number of Lady Portland's grandchildren. 3p., 4to, 56 lines in a rather untidy hand. Tipped on to album leaf down extreme left edge. 1732. £40.00
    'I was mightily pleas'd to Hear of yr visitt yr King & Queen made you, & wish I could have seen the Form & Ceremony of Adapting A New Name for yr House - by yr Description of it I believe twas very Diverting, I am Sure the Addition of Castle to Durrow gives it a Noble Sound... for the New Title, I am Privately Whispered, you are soon to Have..' William Flower built Castle Durrow 1712-16, and it was known as one of the finest houses in Ireland. He became Baron Castle Durrow in 1733.



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    Scotland


  159. Bartholomew & Co. MAP OF TRAMWAY SYSTEMS IN GLASGOW AND NEIGHBOURHOOD Scale One Inch to 1 Mile. Colour-printed map, backed with linen, folded vertically. Size 20" x 32". Shows Glasgow Corporation Tramways in operation, with red lines, authorised extensions in dotted red, Other Tramways in operation in black lines, Other Tramways authorised in black dotted line. Water features in blue, towns and villages shaded in grey, background in buff with extent of Glasgow city in darker shade. n.d. c1910?. £55.00
    Covers Port Glasgow, Balloch, Bonnybridge, Caldercruix, Wishaw, Beith.


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


  161. Commonplace book ALBUM containing manuscript poetry and prose, and pencil drawings. 4to, half calf, lacks calf from spine, corners rubbed, marbled boards. Inner hinge broken at one point near the back, some insect damage at bottom 2" of last few leaves, two leaves loose. Includes poetry by Gray, list of Scottish Kings, The Constellations (23p. including a full-page diagram of the Copernican system), article from 'The Spectator', 'Minerology'. At the other end of the book are 10p., with a biblical 'Chronology', beginning with the Creation of the World in 4004 B.C, and 10p on classification of animals. There are 17 pencil drawings, of landscapes, some full-page, some half-page, with tissue guards bound in at these points. One page of manuscript has been clipped out, leaving a small pencil drawing at the bottom only. 1826. £80.00
    The full-page pencil drawings, which are of a good amateur standard, and extend right to the edges of the paper, comprise:- Craigmillar Castle, Taymouth, Loch Katrine West End, Loch Leven, Loch Achray, Down Castle, Ruins of Castle Gloom or Castle Campbell. Most are dated precisely, with the initial 'J.B.'.


  162. Dalhousie, Bonyrigg DALHOUSIE CASTLE Copper engraving. Size 5" x 7", plus margins. Drawn by Sparrow. Published 1789 by S. Hooper. £8.00
    The castle is now a hotel.


  163. Dornoch, Golspie, Helmsdale ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 103. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 36". Light red stamp in margin 'Scotland 103 - Outline Series'. 1912. £18.00
    About a third of the map is sea area.


  164. Dumfries COGNITION for seven acres of land inclosed into two Parks lying in the Burrowroads of Drumfries in favour of Joseph Corrie Son and heir of umq. Joseph Corrie late Conjunct Town Clerk of Drumfries. Vellum, 24" x 17", ink faded... together with... SASINE for the same property, 1752. Similar document, with fine notary's mark of Archibold Malcolm. 1773. £25.00

  165. Railways AN ACT for consolidating in One Act certain Provisions usually inserted in Acts authorizing the making of Railways in Scotland. 44p., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1845. £12.00

  166. Rosoman (Keith), Artist SHELL GUIDE TO INVERNESS-SHIRE Poster, lithograph and letterpress printing, glossy surface. Illustration showing Braeriach in the Cairngorms, cairn from Culloden Moor, Flora Macdonald, capercaillie and black grouse, salmon flies, cairngorm brooches, bagpipes, etc. Description and map with key below. Overall size 29" x 20", metal hanger top and bottom. Red and yellow Shell logo at bottom. c1960. £35.00

  167. Saddlers and Harness Makers TWELVE BILLS all with printed headings, for Scottish firms. Comprises Dalkeith (2), Glasgow (1), Edinburgh (2), Aberdeen (1), Dumfries(1), Oban (1), Huntly (1), Wishaw (1), Kirkcudbright (1), Stranraer (1). Varying sizes from folio to 8vo, all compoeted with lists of work done. 1880-1920. £25.00


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  168. Brecknock Forest AN ACT to amend an Act made in the Forty-eighth Year of His Present Majesty, to improve the Land Revenue of the Crown, so far as relates to the Great Forest of Brecknock and for vesting in His Majesty, certain Parts of the said Forest, and for inclosing the said Forest. 7pp, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1818. £12.00

  169. Brecon ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLII N.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Quarter sheet. Laid down on thin card. 1888. £14.00
    Shows Brecon in S.E. corner, Llandulas etc.


  170. Cambrian Railways DR. TO THE CAMBRIAN RAILWAYS COMPANY E.H. Roberts, City House, Llandysilio. Monthly Credit Account at Four Crosses Station. Printed forms for sending and receiving goods by rail. Folio sheets, printed in columns for Date, From or To, Station, Description, Weight, Charge. Comprises: 2 sheets for Oct.- Nov. 1897; 1 for June 1898; 6 sheets for July to Dec. 1899; 5 sheets for Jan. - July 1900; 8 sheets for March - Nov. 1901. All sheets receipted as paid. 22 sheets in all. 1897-1901. £45.00
    Mainly carriage from Liverpool, Birkenhead, Oswestry, Manchester, Birmingham, Wolverhampton. Goods include '4 boxes Fish', '1 Bag Coffee', '3 crates of oranges', '1 bag Brushes'.


  171. Glynllifon, near Caernarvon GROUP OF INVENTORIES of furniture and plate belonging to Lord Newborough at Glynllifon and at Maenan Abbey, near Llanrwst. Includes: (i) An Inventory and Valuation of stock upon Glynllifon and the Abbey Demesne and Furniture in Outward Apartments at the time of the decease of Lord Newborough. 24th Oct. 1807. 2p., narrow folio, lists sheep, horned cattle etc... with... An Inventory and valuaiton of the Household Furniture of the Rt. Honbe. Lord Newborough at the Abbey a the time of his Decease. Lists rooms on left('Lord Newborough's Dressing Room', 'Miss Chiappini's Room' 'Butler's Pantry' etc.), with contents and individual value over 14p, signed and witnessed. Includes 'Lady Newborough's picture at full length', 'the colours belongning to the L.N. Volunteers'. Narrow folio, made by folding folio sheets vertically, sewn. (ii) A list of Plate, Glynllifon, Feby. 1824. Vellum sheet size 23" x 28", browned, listing contents of ten chests, e.g. '1 Silver Epurgne with Glass Bowl, Silver wire and 30 Flowers', together with another copy, with additions for silver added in 1846. (iii) The Abbey Inventory, as handed over to Mr. Horan. Small booklet made of folded sheets, page size 8" x 3", 42p, listing contents room by room. n.d. c1820. (iv) The Abbey, List of Furniture 4 June 1835. 8p., sm. folio, with Inventory of things at the Abbey remaining after what has been sent in June 1835, 4p. (Some was to go 'loose in the vessel' other things such as glass and blue and white china were in barrels ('care should be had in unpacking the Barrels to open the ends that are chalk'd')... with 'Things sent by the Arvon Aug. 16th 1835 from the Abbey.', 1p., and 'Sent by the waggon to Glynllifin (included 'brass cannon', 'the Flag') (v) Bundle of 18 loose sheets, mainly folio, with lists of cooking utensils, plate, cutlery etc., 1824-31. (vi) Letter to Lord Newborough from Wm. Elias, July 1835 'The above I trust will go down by tonight's tide part of the way & to Conway by the next under the care of Richd. Thomas who I hope will see them safe on board the Arvon...' 1807-46. £160.00
    The first Baron Newborough had married a young Italian girl, Maria Stella Chiappini. Her ghost supposedly haunted the building.


  172. Rhyl ENGLISH BAPTIST CHURCH SUSSEX STREET Treasurer's Book, 1913. 72 pages of accounts in 4to notebook, half calf, rubbed. 1913-1935. £18.00

  173. Ruabon, Denbigh ADMINISTRATION de bonis non with will annexed of Edward Lloyd William, late of Penylan. Two small vellum sheets, attached papered seal of the Chancellor of St. Asaph. 1844. £10.00


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    COMMONWEALTH ACT

  174. Almshouses, Poor Knights AN ORDINANCE for the Continuance and Maintenance of the Alms-Houses & Alms-Men called Poor Knights and Other Charitable and Pious uses, Whereof the late Dean and Canons of Windsor were Feoffees in Trust. 13pp., small folio, plus cover leaf. Disbound. Act of Parliament. Black letter, with coat of arms on cover leaf and at head above title on first page, last leaf loose and browned at edges, cover leaf slightly spotty. Ordered by His Highness the Lord Protector and the Council 1654... Henry Hills and John Field, Printers, 1655. £50.00
    The lands whose revenues were to be used to support the foundation were mainly in the West Country.

    CHINA CLAY

  175. Anon. A STUDY OF THE CHINA CLAY INDUSTRY WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO DEVON AND CORNWALL. Manuscript, illustrated with 7 actual photographs and reprints of photos presumably cut from other works, and with 19 manuscript maps on tracing paper. 4to, loose leaves in unlettered binder, slightly damped to one corner, internally sound, 126 pages of text on ruled paper. 7 good actual photographs, 5 of which are half-plate size, the other 2 small snapshots. c1940. £85.00
    The photographs, which are mounted on thick grey paper, with ruled borders and captions, are of Cornish works. Includes, for example, 'Panoramic View of the China Clay Works on the eastern margin of Hensbarrow Down' (size 4" x 11", folded) with text on facing page explaining the works, tin mine chimney etc., to be seen; 'View of Lower part of Clay pit', showing three men working.


  176. Australia AN ACT for granting certain Powers to a Company to be incorporated by Charter, to be called 'The Australian Agricultural Company', and for the Cultivation and Improvement of Waste Lands in the Colony of New South Wales... 20pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1824. £15.00
    Refers to the fact there are in the Colony 'a large Number of Convicts, who are at present maintained at the Public Expence, but who might be advantageously employed in the Cultivation of such Waste Lands...'


  177. Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire PARTICULARS OF VERY DESIRABLE FREEHOLD ESTATES comprising the Vine Farm... First-class Garden and Arable Land at Langford.... Fertile Land at Clothall.... to be Sold by Auction.... July 24, 1862. 3pp., folio, including completed Memorandum. Large folding hand-coloured plan. 1862. £38.00

  178. British Army in America AN ACT for exonerating the Estates and Effects of the late Sir James Colebrooke, the late Sir George Colebrooke, Arnold Nesbitt.... forom all Claims and Demans in respect of any Contracts entered into with His Majesty's Government. 9pp., sm. folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1815. £14.00
    Those named had entered into an agreement in 1758 for supplying provisions for the British Army garrisons at Louisburgh and Saint John.

    CALLIGRAPHIC MANUSCRIPT

  179. Calligraphy SPECIMENS OF PLAIN AND ORNAMENTAL PENMANSHIP Written by J. Gillibrand, Aged 13 Years. Drawing book, size 9" x 13", stiff card wraps, marbled, calf spine. Marbled paper rubbed, front wrap detached at calf on spine chipped. Title page in large lettering, as above, illustrating five different decorative scripts, and ten pages of calligraphic examples, ornamented verses, sample decorative 'Promissory Note', quote from Shakespeare, etc. 1817. £125.00
    Examples include 'Inscription on a Sun Dial' appearing in an arch with title in large decorated letters, an ornamental quill pen above the verse; verse framed with curlicues and an angel's head and wings at the top, Gillibrand's name in large Gothic letters below; a circular design in different scripts 'Who Would Not Carry On Some Brave Design In Honour's Orb Eternally to Shine. J. Gillibrand Scripsit'. It appears that J. Gillibrand lived in Northumberland as a sample 'Form of a Receipt' has the name 'John Gillibrand' and 'Northumberland' in large letters across the bottom.


  180. Combination of Workmen AN ACT to repeal the Laws relating to the Combination of Workmen, and for other purposes... 12pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1824. £12.00
    Details all the Acts relating to the Combination of Workmen from the Act of Edward I 'Who be Conspirators and who be Champertors' onwards.


  181. Devon and Cornwall ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 323. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 14" x 19", backed with linen and folding to 12mo, paper rubbed away over area just less than half an inch in diameter, just south of Lashbrook Moor. Linen on verso grubby. 1889. £12.00
    Covers Holsworthy, Bratton Clovelly, Week St. Mary.


  182. Engraved music CAPTAIN DEATH Sung by Mr. Dennis at Sadler's Wells. Set by Mr. Oswald. Engraved music, 6 lines, with five verses below, printed in cursive. Size 13" x 8", pasted to thin card. Tells the tale of the fight between the ship 'Terrible' and a French Privateer, 1756, in which there were only 16 survivors. Good plate mark... together with... similar sheet for 'The Doctor's Song. Sung by Mr Andrews at Sadlers Wells, In Harlequin Quack'. c1780. £16.00
    The young Thomas Paine wrote that he had thought of engaging in Captain Death's crew, but his father dissuaded him.


  183. Great Eastern Railway TIME TABLE OF SPECIAL TRAIN Conveying Her Majesty The Queen From Wolferton to Windsor On Tuesday, December 19, 1871. Handbill size 11" x 7", printed in black with some green lettering on pale mauve paper. Coat of arms at head, decorative border. The margin on the left has been trimmed almost to the edge of the decorative border. 1871. £16.00
    The royal train was housed at Wolferton.

    SIGNED BY PATRICK STIRLING

  184. Great Northern Railway, Locomotive Department ENGINE PASS to allow Mr. Livesey on the Engine between Kings Cross and Horncastle, one journey, signed by P. Stirling, Locomotive Engineer. Printed in red on paper size 4" x 5", details filled in in ink. 'Locomotive No. 235' has been written in pencil at the bottom. Oct. 30th 1873. £45.00
    Patrick Stirling was a railway engineer who was Locomotive Superintendent of the Great Northern Railway 1866 - 95. His most famous locomotive was the 4-2-2, designed for high speeds between York and London.


  185. Halliwell (A.E). artist POSTER Royal College of Art Associates Exhibition at The Royal Academy of Arts Piccadilly, W.1. Painting Sculpture Architecture Drawing Engraving. October 13 - November 6, 1948. Admission One Shilling. Poster size 29" x 20", printed in brown and black. Stylised coat of arms at head. A few very small chips at bottom edge. 1948. £46.00
    A.E. Halliwell was a teacher of design at Camberwell School of Art and The Central School of Arts and Design. He designed a wide variety of posters, including for the Underground Group.


  186. Jay (Douglas) and Joseph (Sir Keith) TWO LETTERS one from Keith Joseph M.P. to William Rees-Mogg, Editor of Times, enclosing the shortened version of 'The Humanity of Capitalism'. Type-written, 4 lines on 8vo headed notepaper of The House of Commons, 19th July 1976, to 'Dear William', signed 'Keith'. Says the original has been cut by nearly half... together with a letter to a Mr. Bishop on House of Commons notepaper, 24th July, 1970, enclosing 'the proof of my feature article' and saying there are no amendments needed. Signed 'Douglas Jay'. 1970 and 1976. £16.00

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


  188. Lancashire and Yorks. GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Fully hand-coloured map. Scale 1" to 1 mile, Sheet No. LXXXVIII N.W., size approx. 13" x 15", plus wide margins, key in right-hand margin. Surface slightly dusty. A few repaired edge tears. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1904. £28.00
    Shows numerous faults with white lines, and one mineral vein in gold.


  189. Lancashire and Yorks. TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Scale 6" to 1 mile. Sheet LXV S.E (Higher Twiston, Rimington Moor) and XLVIII N.W/CLXXXIII (Walk Mill, Deerplay Moor). Water features hand-coloured. Surface dusty. Some edge tears. c1899. £17.00
    Shows old lead mines, quarries etc.


  190. North Eastern Railway TWENTY SEVEN HALF-YEARLY REPORTS 1875-1890. 8pp., large folio, folded with docket title. All with Report of the Directors, Engineer's Report, numerous tables for Revenue and Expenditure, Statements of Stock and Share Capital, Traffic Expenses, Train Mileage, etc. From the Forty-Third Report to the Seventy-Third, but lacking reports 56, 67, 70. Twenty-seven items. Last report slightly browned. 27 items. 1875-1890. £170.00

  191. Railway Benevolent Institution TO RAILWAY SHAREHOLDERS Printed letter to shareholders asking them to support the Institution with a donation. 4pp., folio. A letter from the Chairman is on the first page, testimonials from supporters on the second page, and on the first page a list of Presidents, Board, etc., and form for donation, with a 'Prospectus' on the last page... with... LIST OF 1,578 CASES RELIEVED OUT OF THE CASUALTY FUND in 12 Months, From November 16, 1875, to November 16, 1876, which was inserted with the above letter. Sheet size 24" x 14", printed on both sides, folded, listing name, rank, railway, cause of death or accident. Prospectus, 4pp., 8vo., with lists of Patrons, Board, accounts, and an address by the Prince of Wales at the Dinner of 1873. 3 items. 1877. £38.00
    Among the testimonials is a long and lively one by Charles Dickens, June 5th, 1867, describing many different kinds of 'railway servants' met with on his journeys... 'I glide out of the station, there he is again, with flags in his hands. There he is again in the open country, at a level crossing... now is there not something in the alacrity, in the ready zeal, in the inteest of these men that is not acknowledged, that is not expressed in their mere wages?'


  192. Railways AN ACT for regulating Railways. 6pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1840. £14.00

  193. Seditious Meetings AN ACT for the more effectually preventing Seditious Meetings and Assemblies, to continue in force until the End of the Session of Parliament next... 15pp., sm. folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1819. £12.00
    Banned meetings of more than fifty people.


  194. Shropshire, Montgomery ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXIV S.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 20", border all round. Dissected and linen-backed, folding to small 4to, marbled wraps. A few foxing spots. Electrotype. c1880. £15.00
    Covers Oswestry, Hengoed, Mochnant.


  195. Sotheby's Belgravia AUCTION CATALOGUE for Sale of Arts and Craft Furniture and Bronzes, Decorative Arts, Studion Ceramics, 7th and 8th November, 1973. 132pp., 8" x 9", printed wraps, a few tears at spine. Numerous illustrations. List of estimates loosely inserted. 1973. £15.00
    Includes Doulton, Ruskin, Martinware pottery, Galle and Lalique glass, Chiparus bronzes etc.


  196. South Africa STANDARD RAILWAY MAP OF SOUTH AFRICA Drawn in the office of the Chief Civil Engineer, S.A.R., Johannesburg. Map printed in black on thin paper, size 36" x 27", folded to 8vo. Insets of Cape Town, Durban, Port Elizabeth, etc. Scale 1in 3,500,000. Photo-lithographed at the Government Printing Works, Pretoria. n.d. 1920's? £24.00

  197. St. Petersburg RELEASE by the Creditors of Francis Dring of St. Petersburg in Russia and of Francis Dring and John Brunning Merchants lately in Partnership in St. Petersburg, in consideration of the sum of £500 paid by Katherine Dring of Hull, Francis' mother. 2p., sm. folio. n.d. c1800. £16.00
    Presumably a contemporary copy, not signed.


  198. Sussex, Kent ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 303. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19", border all round, full colour wash in pale green, boundaries, main roads, railways, parkland and water features hand-coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 8vo marbled wraps with Stanford label and key map on front. c1890. £22.00
    Covers Tunbridge Wells, East Grinstead, Buxted.


  199. Worcester and Birmingham Canal Navigation RULES, BYE LAWS AND ORDERS unanimously resolved upon, by the Company, in General Assembly. Poster, size 22" x 17", backed with linen and folding into plain cloth-covered boards. Piece of paper about 3" x 1" torn from top right corner, with loss of the large letter 'N' in 'Navigation'. Lists XXVII regulations, from July 1809 - Jan. 1825. This copy has been annotated in ink and pencil, with ticks or crosses in the margins by the various numbers, and some passages outlined or underlined, two lines crossed out. A memo in pencil in the bottom margin says 'Additional Bye laws & orders were passed on January 4th 1870', and lists the content of nos. 29-37. A few marks and spots, cloth on boards wrinkled. n.d. c1870 or earlier. £18.00


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