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Lesley Aitchison's - Catalogue 100

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  1. Animal Welfare LETTER on the headed paper of Bristol & Clifton Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, to F. Girdlestone, from Francis Sturge the Secretary, complaining that the troughs in two pens at Cumberland Basin are broken and could not be used for the Irish Cattle which arrived on Saturday. 1p., 8vo, manuscript. 1st Oct. 1888. £6.00

  2. Anstie (S) VIEW FROM CLIFTON DOWN. Antique aquatint. Hand-coloured aquatint, size of view 10" x 15", titled beneath, in an ivory mount, with gold lines. Clark and Duberg, c.1810. £80.00
    A view looking down the gorge towards the Bristol Channel, showing a glimpse of the river Avon with a sailing boat, and with Cook's Folly in the distance. In the fore-ground are 2 horses with riders, and with a horse and carriage in front of a house on the edge of the Downs.

  3. Bacon's PLAN OF BRISTOL Coloured plan. Size approx. 12" x 18". Scale 5" to 1 mile. Street names down left and right edges, with key. Small repaired tear in left right margin. c1890. £22.00
    Covers Somerville Road in the north, Windmill Hill, Redfield.

  4. Bedford (T), Published by COOKE'S FOLLY Sketched from Nature by T. Hulley. Lithograph, printed surface size 7" x 10", plus margins, in a buff mount, size of mount 12" x 16". Slight crease in card mount. c1840. £60.00
    Shows a stone wall in the foreground with a man leaning on it looking at the view, ships on the Avon, and the Severn and the Welsh hills in the distance. Cooke's Folly slightly to the right of the picture.

  5. Brewing RELEASE by Matthew Hawkings and Robert Bound, eldest son and heir of Elizabeth Bound deceased, which Matthew and Elizabeth are two of the children of the late Sir John Hawkins, Knight, deceased) of all the right in two messuages in East Tucker Street in Temple parish in the occupation of Richard Vining, Malster and - Williams, Mason, to John Hawkins of Busselton. Vellum, size 13" x 12", two wax seals. 1748. £60.00
    This is presumably part of the group of properties which eventually became George's Brewery (Philip George bought a malthouse in Tucker Street in 1788.)

  6. Brislington WEST TOWN HOUSE ESTATE A Select Residential Estate Within Easy Distance of the Centre of the City of Bristol. Brochure advertising the development, size 11" x 7", pictorial wraps with coloured picture of golfers, 5 pages of text and photographs, large folding coloured plan by Lavars. Horizontal crease where once folded, small chip in paper on front wrap. Burleigh Ltd., Plan Makers, Lithographers, Lewin's Mead. c1930. £16.00

  7. Central Unit for Environmental Planning SEVERNSIDE A Summary of the Feasibility Study. 27pp., wraps, spiral binding. 1971. £10.00

  8. Clifton SHIRLEY AND SON LIMITED High Class Stores. Cash Price List. 16 Princess Victoria Street. 60pp., 8vo, original wraps which are slightly spotty. Lists prices of groceries, wines and spirits. At the end is a section for the Ironmongery Department which illustrates kettles, pails, brushes etc. 1938. £22.00

  9. Cunninghame (M), Del. THIS VIEW OF LAYING THE FOUNDATION STONE OF CLIFTON SUSPENSION BRIDGE on 27th August 1836. is Dedicated with the greatest respect to The Most Noble the Marquis of Northampton, the Members of the British Association & the Bridge Trustees. Lithographed view size approx. 7" x 9", titled beneath, in an ivory mount with a gold line, the hand-colouring is well-executed but later. C. Hullmandel, c.1836. £85.00
    Shows the gorge with boats on the river Avon, looking downstream with the Clifton observatory, and with a large number of spectators lined up on the Clifton Downs. The funds for Isambard Kingdom Brunel's bridge ran out in 1853 and it was not finished until 1864, 5 years after Brunel had died. Frame included for anyone able to collect.

  10. Dolphin Society PRESIDENTS' NAMES numbers of Persons who dined, amount of Collection.... from its first institution in 1749.... to 1909. Folio sheet, printed in blue with decorative border, folds, some small repaired edge tears. 1910. £10.00

  11. Harvey & Sons Ltd. WINE LIST Winter 1949. 19pp, 8vo. Wraps. 1949. £8.00

  12. Merchant Venturers' Technical College SCHOOL OF PRINTING YEAR BOOK Containing Specimens of Hand- and Machine-Set Advertisement & Book-Work Composition... together with Lithography.... Done by the Students.... 1946-7. 40pp., 4to, stiff paper wraps with green design on gold ground. Includes photographic plates, some of which are in colour. Printing examples usually in black and one other bright colour. Printed in the College, Leek Lane. 1947. £32.00

  13. Merchant Venturers' Technical College TYPOGRAPHY CLASS ANNUAL A Record of the Work of the Evening Classes, Workshop Section, For the Session 1926-27. 4to, printed wraps, silk tie. List of Contents on front wrap. 3 pages of text, and 56 pages of examples of printing. Some plates in full colour, others black and one colour. 1927. £30.00
    Examples include extracts from catalogues or adverts of Bristol firms, such as Carter & Sons, Cabinet Makers, The Mall; Capper Pass; Turnbull & Son, Signwriters, etc., and printing for concerts, church fetes, etc.

  14. Norrington Hingston & Co. ACCOUNT BOOK Manuscript account book giving yearly Balance Sheets, 23rd July 1866 - 20th July 1892. Approx. 300 pages, neatly written. Full green calf with broken metal clasp, size approx. 10" x 6". 1866-92. £60.00
    Gives list of stock, including Peru Guano, Bone, dried blood, and machinery etc., for each year. Norrington Hingston were at the Chemical Manure Works, Crew's Hole, St. George.

  15. St. Augustine AGREEMENT for Sale of Reversionary interest, The Ecclesiastical Commissioners for England with H.G. Willmott. Refers to two houses in Pipe Lane in the occupation of Joseph Taverner and James Tucker. 6pp., folio, attached is manuscript coloured plan of the houses. 1872. £14.00

  16. 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. £20.00
    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.

  17. Tramways Centre POSTCARD showing the Centre with four trams. Tall-masted ships in the docks, very tall scaffolding tower with what looks like a crane near where the CWS building was to stand. 'H B & S' bottom right. Message on verso. Postmark 1904. £8.00

  18. Were (F) LETTER to 'Dear Pritchard'. No date. 2p., small 8vo. Enquires whether he has seen a silver alms dish engraved with monkeys and dragons, part of St. John's plate. Mentions a mistake by the illustrator in his book. c1920. £10.00

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  19. Chenies FARM AND FAMILY ACCOUNTS for the Burrell family, Chenies. Comprises ACCOUNT BOOK, 8vo, marbled wraps, 29 pages. Feb. 1834 - June 1836. Debit and credit account, with receipts for wheat, pigs, potatoes, hay, sheep sold, expenses on labour, 'Expenses to Watford with corn... 2s 6d.' 'Hay binding... 2s 2d.' 'for beer in Potato Field... 4s'... together with... MISS BURREL'S DISBURSEMENTS AT DELLS FARM'. 20 pages, folio, sewn together, seems to be a fair copy of the accounts in previous item, but with more detail, begins 'Paid to Mr Leech a few days after my Brothers death... 䀈...' together with... Printed bill for E. West's School at Amersham, made out to Miss Burrell, for Master Burrell, June 14th 1836, 1p., 4to, blank conjoint leaf with name on verso, printed list of expenses at left 'Board and Tuition', 'Use of the Globes', etc., with price and some extra items added in manuscript... together with two small bills in manuscript, 1834 and 1835, for Master Burrell's instruction in French, Dancing, etc.... together with a bundle of 35 bills and receipts 1833-5, for veterinary treatments, tailoring ('To an olive cloth Great Coat with a Cape for Mastr. Burrell...'), smith's work, seeds, groceries, grinding wheat and barley, shoe repairs, coffin for Mr Burrell's funeral, etc. Bills are mostly 4to, with some small slips listing just one or two items, and others much longer - for example a blacksmith's bill listing approx. 150 items on 4p foolscap.... together with... MARGARET BURRELL'S ACCT. OF HER BROTHER'S AFFAIRS Dec. 1836, 3p., 4to, giving a brief account of Wm. Burrell's death, and what happened when his sister took over the running of the farm. 1833-36. £110.00

  20. Chetwode PARTICULARS WITH PLAN & CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Valuable Freehold Estate with Well Built Farm House and conveniently arranged Premises thereon, embracing an Are of About 184a.2r.1p.... known as 'Manthorne Farm'.... for sale by Auction.... May 24th 1902. 3pp., folio, folded, folding plan. 1902. £18.00

  21. Finmere, near Buckingham VALUABLE FLOCK OF 300 HALF BRED SHEEP, 8 CART HORSES, NAG MARE, 38 PIGS, 3 Carts, Harness, Ploughs, Harrows, and Miscellaneous Agricultural Implements..... The property of Mr Henry Paxton, who is leaving a Farm at Barton Hartshorn, To be Sold by Auction... Wednesday, April 4, 1866.... Poster, size 20" x 15", few short tears, small portion torn from bottom margin, not affecting the text. E. Smith and Company, Printers, Bicester, 1866. £20.00

  22. Twyford POSTER advertising auction sale of 6 Good Brick-built and Slated Cottages adjoining the Bicester Road in Twyford, for sale by Auction at Bicester, June 11th, 1875. Poster printed in large type-faces, size 20" x 15", folded in four. 1875. £18.00

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  23. Arrington AN ACT for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act.... for repairing the Road from Cambridge to the Old North Road near Arrington.... 16pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1817. £12.00

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

  25. Cambridge MORTGAGE of two messuages and premises in Downing Terrace and two messuages in Parker street, John Hodson to John Watts. Copy on 3p folio... together with A Memorandum of Agreement between the same parties relating to ten acres of land at Rampton. 2p., folio. 1894 and 1896. £10.00

  26. 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.

  27. Castor PHOTOGRAPH of a fine newly-built wooden barn, team of horses in front, large hay-cart at side, man on horseback. Size 6" x 8", mounted on buff mount, mount slightly rubbed. In white at corner of plate is name (indistinct) 'F. McCurdie(?), Castor, Photo.' Note on verso 'Barn built by Ed. Yeats, Gibby and R.B.W.' with key to names of 4 men in photo. c1910. £20.00
    There are no other buildings visible, or any trees.

  28. Haddenham AUCTION POSTER. To be Sold by Auction, by George Legge at the Three-Kings Inn, in Haddenham, On Monday, the 29th day of June, 1846.... The following Valuable Parcels of Land, Copyhold of the Manor of Haddenham.... Printed on one side only, size approx. 17" x 13", few folds, attractive printing with small hands pointing to lines naming occupiers. Small piece torn from top right margin approx. 1" sq. Clements. Printers, Ely: 1846. £22.00

  29. Haslingfield PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of 2 Farm Homesteads and 2 Cottages, Haslingfield, also 2 Life Policies, to be sold by Auction... Aug. 20, 1881, at the Lion Hotel, Petty Cury, Cambridge. 4pp., folio, including completed memorandum and docket title on last page. 1881. £12.00

  30. Tid St. Giles TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION At the Bull Inn, Long Sutton, March 20th, 1868.... All that Freehold Farm.... containing 55 Acres, situate in Tid St. Giles Fen.... Auction notice printed on one side of blue small folio sheet. 1868. £10.00

  31. Wilburton PARTICULARS OF A DESIRABLE ESTATE at Wilburton, in the Isle of Ely, which will be sold by Auction by G. Legge & Son.... 24th day of March instant.... 5pp., folio, folds, first page with title attractively printed with different type-faces. Lists 12 Lots, each lot with approx. 5 different plots, each with acreage, occupier, etc. 1835. £35.00

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  32. Chorlton Hall PHOTOGRAPH of Chorlton Hall, The Sea of Mrs. Clutton. Photograph size 6" x 8", showing the house from the side, mounted on thick paper with lithographically printed title below... together with... similar, slightly larger photograph of Little Moreton Hall, The Seat of Mrs Moreton-Craigie, with similar title (the second image not as crisp as the first). c1880 £14.00
    Chorlton Hall was where George Ormerod lived whilst writing his History of Cheshire.

  33. Peak Forest Canal LETTER OF ATTORNEY The Company of Proprietors of the Peak Forest Canal to Messrs. David Browne & Maurice Jones, to surrender certain copyhold land in Yeardsley Whaley in the County of Chester. 3p., sm. folio, signed next to fine large papered seal of the Company, 2" diameter.. together with.... Letter of Attorney, to receive Admission to certain land in Yeardsley-Whalley, Francis Jodrell to David Browne, 1p., sm. folio... with... three draft copies of printed document of Admission to Manor and Forest of Macclesfield, manuscript insertions in an untidy hand with many amendments (referring to the above mentioned piece of land.) 1806. £25.00
    The small piece of land concerned had lately been used by the Canal Proprietors 'for part of a wharf or quay at the termination of the branch or cut from and out of the Peak Forest Canal to Whaley Bridge'.

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  34. Blaeu (J) CORNVBIA A fine attractive map with contemporary hand colouring, with Latin text to verso. Engraved surface approx. 15" x 20", with wide margins. Coats of arms at top and left, fine cartouche showing fish and tin. In parchment card mount, with gold line, arranged so as to show text to verso. c1645 £560.00
    'Despite the fact that the map is copied from Speed, its appearance is markedly different, the composition being much lighter and more open in effect. The engraving is superb, the calligraphy magnificent, and the restrained use of decoration gives a clarity, which greatly facilitates map-reading without any loss of charm or beauty.' Quixley. (Frame available for anyone able to collect).

  35. Boscastle, Treligga THREE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet LVII.8, covering Penmount, Idless, Killagorden. One field outlined in red, small foxing spots across most of map... together with... Sheet XIV5/XIII.8, covering Treligga, Cliffs, Trecarne... together with... Sheet VII.16, covering Pengold, Trevigue. 3 maps. Second Ed. 1907. £26.00

  36. Cornwall Boiler Co. ARCHITECT'S DRAWINGS Two detailed scale drawings in ink on waxed cotton, one with some colour, size 22" x 18", showing 'Section through Rivetting Tower', 'Detail of Gate', and detail of top of rivetting tower, the other size 23" x 34", showing 'South Elevation' and 'West Elevation', of rivetting tower on long two-storey building with 5 windows on ground floor, eight on the first floor, and a separate building with round window. Both signed by architects. Sept. 1892. £50.00

  37. Crowan SKETCH PLAN in ink on waxed cotton. Size 14" x 15". Scale three and half inches = 1500 ft. Shows fields, buildings, centred on Bolytho Manor, area outlined in brown. .. together with another basic sketch map of fields in Crowan near the road to Redruth. c1910. £8.00

  38. Gotch (Bernard) PORTHGWARRA coloured linocut. Size 7" x 5", on thin paper mounted along top edge onto thin card. Letter 'G' in bottom corner, just inside border. Signed 'Bernard Gotch' in pencil just under border, and titled 'Porthgwarra' on left. 1940's or earlier. £28.00
    Shows a view through the tunnel with lobster pots, house glimpsed in the distance. The rocks are in tones of brown and light orange. Gotch was known for his linocuts. He illustrated books such as W.H. Hudson's 'A Shepherd's Life'.

  39. Great Western Railway TREGENNA CASTLE HOTEL St. Ives, Cornwall. Handbill on blue paper, size 7" x 5", with woodcut view of hotel framed in trees, describing hotel and giving details of tickets and routes. On verso is description of The South Wales Hotel, New Milford. n.d. c1880? £12.00

  40. Gulval ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXVIII.10. Scale 25" to one mile. Size 27" x 38". Folds. Some lines drawn in in blue crayon around Higher Hellangove. Solicitor's address in crayon in top margin. 1908 £14.00
    Covers Chysauster, Gulval Downs, Boscreeg.

  41. Gunwalloe and Winnianton LEASE for two lives on a tenement in Chyvarloe called Deebles, part of the Manor of Carminow, Lady Gifford and Lord and Lady Arundell to John Dale, yeoman. 1747.... together with... Counterpart of Elizabeth Freeman's lease of 2 cottages in Chyvarloe, 1771... Lease of tenement to Edward Freeman, 1795, signed Arundel with large wax seal... Counterpart of Rack lease of a tenement in Chyvarloe, John Rogers to Thomas and Edward Freeman, yeomen, 1826... Lease of two tenements in Chyvarloe, John Rogers to John Kerby, Scrivener, 1840... Lease of Harry's tenement in Chyvarloe, John Rogers to John Kerby, 1840. All on vellum, wax seals... Lease of Deeble's and Richard's tenements in Chyvarloe (on paper), Mrs M. Guy to F. Mitchell, 1873. Seven items. 1747-1883. £65.00
    Dale was to pay a capon and a harvest journey every year.

  42. Gunwalloe COUNTEPART LEASE of the tenement or farm of Toull or Toll, John Rogers to Joseph Hendy, yeoman. Large vellum sheet, printed with manuscript inserts, wax seal. Names two 'lives'. 1824. £16.00
    Names two 'lives'.

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

  44. Gunwalloe COUNTERPART LEASE of the tenement of Nanspian, late in the possession of Eleanor Evans, Henry Lord Arundell to William Gourd of Penzance, Gentleman. Vellum sheet, size 13" x 20", good large signature of Gourd with wax seal. Printed with details in manuscript. 1791. £24.00
    The rent was fifteen shillings and a best beast.

  45. Gunwalloe LEASE of houses and garden at Chinalls, (part of the Manor of Carminowe) in Gunwalloe, John Jope Rogers to John Freeman. Large vellum sheet, 27" x 31", 1867... with... Similar lease of house and garden at Chinalls, John Jope Rogers to Thomas Jose, 1867... with... Counterpart Lease of Dwelling House and Capstan at Chinalls, John Jope Rogers to Revd. Thomas Leah and J. Coulson, 1867... Counterpart lease of Houses and Garden at Chinalls, John Jope Rogers to John Freeman, 1867... with... Lease of Houses and garden at Chinalls, John Jope Rogers to Edward Gabriel, 1870. Five leases, all signed by Rogers with large wax seal and naming 'lives'. 1867-70. £48.00
    In Symons 'Gazetteer of Cornwall' Chynalls is listed as 'a farm in Gunwalloe'.

  46. Gunwalloe LEASE of the tenement farm and lands of Winnianton, John Rogers to Samuel and Archilaus Harry. Large vellum sheet, wax seals. Sets out conditions about manuring fields etc. 1851. £15.00

  47. Gwinear AFFADAVIT of Service of Order Nisi. Filed 11th November 1842, in case of John Vivian, Glynn Grylls and John Kendall, against Thomas Robinson. Says the Plaintiffs Petition was dismissed for want of prosecution. 1p., sm. folio. Attached is Affadavit of John Pascoe, Bailiff saying he served the order to Frederick Hill, Solicitor for the Plaintiffs, at Helston. Small blurred blue Stannary stamp. 1842. £14.00
    Grylls and Kendall were bankers to the Relistian Mine in Gwinear.

  48. Helston AN EXACT COPY of the ancient Rent Roll of the High Rents due to the Mayor and Commonalty of the Borough of Helleston duly extracted the sixteenth Day of october 1727. Manuscript on nine pages, size 13" x 7", ruled in red in columns for 'Lord in Fee', 'Tenants', 'Occupants', and amount of rent. Covers Wendron Street, Meneage Street, Lady Street, St. Michael Street, with the last page 'Rents due to the Mayor...'. copy circa 1790. £75.00

  49. Helston BOROUGH OF HELSTONE November the 14, 1749. A Book of Pleadings on the Choice of new Freemen here. Manuscript on 24 pages, with some blanks at end, size 13" x 8", neatly written throughout, sewn into wraps made of a vellum deed relating to property in Porkellis (trimmed to fit), and titled as above on the front wrap. Comprises: Copy of a 1709 Precept of The Lord Warden of the Stannaries requiring the Borough to elect 6 'discreet and wise Tinners' to be Stannators for Penwith and Kirrier, naming Hoblyn of Nanswhidden, Vyvyan of Trelowarren, and others, signed by Jakeh Hannifer of Helstone, Writing Master, the Mayor and others as a true copy, 1750; Declaration 14 Nov. 1749, that the Council has elected named Burgesses, signed by Aldermen, followed by three oaths, allegiance to King George and abjuring the Pope, transubstantiation, the claim of James VII, each oath with the actual signatures of the 12 burgesses, followed by the same declaration and oaths, but to admit one single burgess; Copy of Lord Warden's Precept of Aug. 1750, appointing named Stannators; and the same for Aug. 1752; Declaration admitting 2 burgesses, 1753, with their signatures to the oaths, as before; Declaration admitting Tremenheer Johns and William Odgers, with their signatures to the oaths, as before; Declaration 1754 admitting William Sandys and James Millet, with oaths as before; Declaration Nov. 1764, admitting 10 other Burgesses, including Rowe, Perry, Bonetto, with oaths signed as before... together with... SEVENTEEN VELLUM CERTIFICATES of the admission of 17 different individuals as Burgess and Freeman of the Borough. All in manuscript on vellum, size 5" x 7", red tax stamps. All the certificates for the Burgess named in the 14th November declaration are present, with that date top right. These are held at corner with rough string. There are also certificates for Sandys, Millet, Odgers and Johns, and an earlier smaller certificate of 1726. 1726-1754. £250.00

  50. Helston ENTRY BOOK OF DECREES EXCHEQUER, QUEEN'S REMEMBRANCER 1730 & 1731 Vol. 25. Cornub. Lune 26 die Octobr. 1730. Whereas the Mayor & Commonalty of the Borough of Helston... did... in the year 1727 exhibit their English bill in this Court agt. George Robinson thereby setting forth that the sd. Borough was incorporated by the Charter of Queen Elizabeth & thereby became capable to Purchase any Lands.... Public Record Office Copy, manuscript on 11 pages, sewn at edge into plain wrappers, certified as a true copy by the Assistant Keeper 1881. 1881. £30.00
    This entry recounts a legal case where the Mayor who retired in 1718 refused to hand over the revenues from the market tolls and certain mills 'and the poor had not received one penny but from the private charity of the inhabitants and the publick buildings of the said Corporation had run to ruin...'

  51. Launceston REPORT OF THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY AND DIVISION INTO WARDS OF THE BOROUGH. 3pp, with a sheet on which is a plan of town, coloured in outline, scale 4" to 1 mile and a plan of the borough, scale 1" to a mile, by R.K. Dawson. Folio, disbound, some slight off-setting, onto text. 1837. £22.00

  52. Lescudjack LEASE FOR A YEAR of lands in Lescojack otherwise Leskinnack, Joseph Biscoe and Nicholas Green to John Rogers. Vellum, size 13" x 19", four armorial wax seals. 1741. £20.00
    Details closes of land, and area of moor near Treneer Weeth, with occupiers of adjoining lands.

  53. Lescudjack OBLIGATION BOND John Grosse to John Rogers, in the sum of 𧵄, Grosse was to fulfill certain covenants, relating to a release to him and his wife Sybilla of a house in 'Leskodiake and Choyandower in the parish of Maddern'. Vellum, size 13" x 9", small wax seal. Written in strong black ink, the preamble in Latin, the rest in English. 1718. £35.00
    Sybilla was the widow of John Tremenheer of Penzance, Merchant.

  54. Ludgvan COUNTERPART LEASE of a Plot of Ground part of Collorian Common in Ludgvan, John Rogers to Zacharias Williams. Large printed vellum sheet, details in manuscript, signed with his mark by Williams, wax seal... with... a similar lease for a nearby plot to Joseph Rowe of St. Erth. 2 items. 1835. £25.00
    Williams and Rowe undertook to build dwelling houses thirty feet from the highway to Penzance, with walls fourteen feet high, roofed with 'good scantle slate, at the Four and a Half Pin, laid in sand, half abithow and half common lime'.

  55. Ludgvan LEASE by the Right Honble. The Earl of Godolphin to Christopher Rowse of Ludgvan of closes of land, parcel of the Barton of Truthwall. Vellum, size 13" x 20". Closely written. Signed 'Godolphin' with fine armorial wax seal. Ink slightly faded but easily legible. 1760. £30.00
    Reserves to Godolphin the usual right to search for tin and other metal, erect engines, etc. Details the acreage and names of the various closes. The lease also included one sixth part of the house and Town Place of Truthwall. The lands were formerly in the occupation of Margaret Trevorrian. A capon and a harvest journey were to be paid yearly.


  56. Mawgan and Gunwalloe PLAN of Chyvarloe, Clies Olingey, Hay Gomme, Berrepper, Chyanvounder and Chinalls, in the Parish of Mawgan and Gunwalloe, Property of Revd. J. Rogers. 1833. Manuscript plan in ink and colour, on thick paper backed with linen, folded, size 18" x 21". Attractive plan showing the lands along the coast, the Looe Bar top right, Looe Pool, buildings at Chyvarloe and other hamlets, lands stretching as far inland as Carminow Down. Shows roads, streams, each field outline (some very small), and the various tenements listed in the title outlined with thick line of shading, some fields outlined in that colour, thick line of blue shading along the coast, and very attractive watercolour of a paddle steamer with two sails and a tall chimney blowing smoke. Each field numbered, adjoining owners named. Large title top left, with decorative calligraphic flourishes and a variety of lettering. Simple compass rose top right. Very small split in paper and linen at centre where two folds meet. 1833. £350.00

  57. Mawgan in Meneage LEASE two messuages and 37 acres, part of Killianker, known as Roskymer Cutter, G.L. Bassett of Tehidy Park to Elisha Aver. Printed on three pages, folio, sewn at edge, with details in manuscript. With double-page sketch plan in ink on waxed cotton sewn in, with schedule giving acreage of fields numbered on plan 1883. £15.00
    Signed by Bassett's Mineral Agent.

  58. Morden (Robt.) CORNWALL by Robert Morden. Engraved map, cartouche with title and Morden's name, coloured in yellow and blue, outline colour in yellow and pale blue-green, with churches indicating villages in red, border yellow. Size 14" x 16", traces of central fold. Table at top with key to the figures, and an explanation of the signs for Market Town, Parish etc. Two very small edge tears in top margin, repaired on verso. 1695 £120.00
    From the 1695 edition of Camden's 'Britannia'.

  59. North Cornwall Railway REPORT AND STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS 31st August 1887. 4pp., folio. 1887. £16.00
    'The passenger traffic naturally shows a decrease, but there is a marked improvement in the goods and mineral traffic...'

  60. Penzance MAP from the Ordnance Survey 1/2500 scale showing 'Site of Proposed Abattoir' Size 16" x 12", folded. Covers Gulval, Chyandour, Trevarrack. Proposed site shaded blue. Borough Engineer & Surveyor. c1936. £8.00

  61. Porkellis, Carvedras ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 12" x 18". Top margin trimmed and plain paper pasted across with title in ink 'Trewavas and Carlidna'. Linen-backed, central fold. Area round North Lovel Mine and around Trewavas shaded in pink wash, upper part of area marked 'Undivided', 'Proposed new HT Line' marked in pencil. c1910. £12.00
    Shows numerous old tin mines and quarries.

  62. Saint Enoder ANCHOR CHINA CLAY SYNDICATE LTD. Declaration of Trust by Executrix of Robert Archer of License of 31st December 1912 in favour of the Anchor China Clay Syndicate Limited. 2p., folio, typed. Concerns licenses to search for china clay in the Burthy Row Estate... together with.... bundle of approx. 50 letters, typed, between Mrs Archer, a Shareholder, and the Company, some on Anchor headed notepaper, 1918-19, concerning Mrs Archer's shares in the company. 1912-19. £25.00

  63. Stannaries AN ACT for abolishing the Court of the Vice-Warden of the Stannaries. 3pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1896. £10.00
    Includes Schedule of Enactments repealed.

  64. Trevilla (Manor of) ABSTRACT OF THE TITLE of Thomas Daniell Esq. to the Manor of Trevilla and divers Messuages Farms &c in St. Just in Powder, Feock, Kea and the Borough of Truro. Manuscript on 35p. folio, folded, tied at top left corner with tape. c1825. £75.00
    Details title from 1761 to 1825. Gives long lists of properties and occupiers. Includes 'the passage or Ferry called King Henry passage and the passage house thereto belonging... in the sd. Parish of Feock...' One Recovery speaks of 'The Manor of Trevilla with the appurts. & 500 Messuages, 40 Cellars, 30 Tofts, 10 Wharfs, 10 Quays, One Ferry, Ten Water Corn Mills, 40 Water Mills for the Stamping of Tin and Copper Ore, 700 Gardens, 3000 acres of land, 3000 acres of furze and heath.... the rent of 500 capons... free warren.... free fishing, Mines Metals, Minerals.... Treasure Trove... Goods and Chattels of Felons and Fugitives....'

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  65. Abbey Town PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of.... the Border Estate, together with 15 Stints or Cattle Gaits on Calvo.... Cottages in Holme Cultram.... to be Sold by Auction, 25th September, 1894. 3pp., folio, folded. 1894. £14.00

  66. Castle Sowerby A PARTICULAR of a Copyhold Estate Situate at Hewerhill in the Parish of Castle Sowerby... To be Sold... at the House of Mrs Marr, The George Inn, at Heskett New Market.... 2nd day of September 1808. 2pp., sm. folio, plus docket title. Attractively printed. 1808. £45.00
    The property was held under the Manor, the Lord of which was the Duke of Devonshire.

  67. Dalston PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold and Copyhold Estates, in the Parish of Dalston, and known as the 'Gill' and 'Greensyke' Estates, containing about 350 Acres, together with the Mansion House, Farm House, Dwelling Houses, Stables, Coach-Houses, Barns.... which will be Sold by Public Auction... 19th July, 1882. 6pp., folio, docket title, very large folding coloured plan. 1882. £32.00
    'The Mansion House stands in a handsomely timbered Park, through which the Gill Beck winds its way, and is most substantially built in the Tudor Style.'

  68. Wigton FEOFFMENT of a parcel of ground in Wigton, called the Croft, part of land formerly called Black Swan Croft, near John Meal's warehouse, Anne Drewry to George Winter. Vellum, size 21" x 27", two small holes affecting a few letters, wax seal. 1820. £16.00

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  69. Alfreton LETTER from Caleb Watson, Financial Agents, Liverpool. On headed paper, to an unknown correspondent, advising him about a Colliery which is for sale, and giving details of cost, location, production, type of engines '20 inch Cylinder good vertical winding Engine at original pit's mouth also 15 inch winding and pumping Engine...' etc. 2p., 8vo, in a small hand. 18th June, 1873. £18.00
    'It now produces 350 tons weekly... the soft part of which is useful for house Coal and the hard is much in demand in the neighbourhood for Steam purposes'.

  70. Eckington, Dronfield, Woodhouse Mill, Norton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 6" to 1 mile. Sheet XIII N.W. and sheets to south and west. Size 37" x 55", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. Shows only the Derbyshire area, the Yorkshire area in the top right corner beyond the River Rother being blank. Water features and main roads hand coloured, a few small areas around Kilmarsh have been shaded in pink or orange. Reprinted 1890. £58.00
    Shows Renishaw Hall (home of the Sitwell family), Renishaw Collieries, Springwell Colliery and Ironstone Mine, Moorhole Collieries, Chesterfield Canal, Barlborough Hall, etc.

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  71. Ash and South Tawton LEASE of a tenement in Ash and Cudmoore's in South Tawton, James Knapman to Bartholomew Gidley. Folio sheet, written on one side, signed by Knapman with his mark, witnessed. 1783. £18.00
    Knapman was to keep the dwelling house, and Gidley was to keep a horse and night on the premises 'when he the said James Knapman wants one to Ride on a Journey', and Knapman was to have for his own use 'the Ash Tree now growing in the Garden Hedge'.

  72. Ashburton MR HARRIS AND MR WALPOLE'S CASE Relating to the Borough of Ashburton in Devon. Manuscript in a neat hand, 3p. large folio, folded. Recounts the history of voting rights in the Borough from 1640 onwards, mentioning the disputed election of 1707 when there was a dispute about whether those tenants in the Manors of Halshanger and Halswell had the right to vote, and disputed votes in a later election when Mr Harris made use of fraudulent practices 'in order to multiply votes and to enable Stangers to out Vote the Number of Real freeholders. Gives an account of 'the Present Poll... Tuesday the 31st March 1761' when the Poll was closed too early and Mr Sulivan and Mr Duke demanded a scrutiny, and the subsequent enquiry and claims of the counsels 'Mr Eyre made a short menacing Speech threatening a Petition to Parliament against the Return...'... together with... CASE relating to the Borough of Ashburton on the part of John Harris Esq. the Sitting Member. 1p, folio. Title 'Memorials' on verso. circa 1761. £70.00
    Laurence Sulivan was the Chairman of the East India Company.

  73. Bedford (Francis) PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF TORQUAY 16 mounted views. Size of plate approx. 4" x 5", printed title and 'Photographed by F. Bedford' in bottom margins. Title page printed in red and black. Size of album 7" x 10", decorative gilt title on front board. Thick paper guards to each view, gilt edges. Chester: c1870. £180.00
    SCARCE. Not in Brockett's Devon Union List.
    Views include: Imperial Hotel & Beacon Hill, Atkinson's Hotel & Waldron Hill, Avenue Torre Abbey, Hesketh Crescent, View from the New Cut. Many of the views have figures, carriages etc. There are two particularly good views of Babbacombe, one showing people outside the Inn, the other with boats, bathing huts and nets on the beach, figure in foreground.

  74. Besley's VIEWS IN DEVONSHIRE. Being 60 large size steel engraved vignette views. Original boards with gilt illustration, neatly rebacked with old spine laid down, preserving original endpapers. Tissue guards. Cloth at top edge of back boards slightly 'cockled'. A few plates at the end with some light foxing spots at right margin. Exeter: c186- £175.00
    Views include: The Eddystone, Royal Albert Bridge, The Breakwater Plymouth, Berry-Pomeroy Castle, Dartmouth Castle, Dartmouth From the North, and from the South, Newton, Budleigh Salterton, Appledore and Instow, Barnstaple with train in foreground, Wildersmouth.

  75. Bishops Tawton CASH RECD. AT BISHOPS TAWTON COURT on Wednesday the 14th day of May 1794. List of names and sums received on 3 sides 12" x 4". 80 names listed. 1794. £24.00

  76. Bishops Tawton COUNTERPART OF LEASE of Whiteamoors, a tenement containing 24 acres, for ninety nine years. George Barber to William Joyce. Vellum, size 23" x 30", good wax seal with a bird. 1814. £17.00
    Gives amounts of fine, rent, heriot, best beast.

  77. Bishop's Teignton LETTER 3pp., small 8vo, on paper with view of 'C.F. Carpenter's Health Resort' at head. 14. Feb. 1890. £6.00
    'This place and baths &c have set me up wonderfully'.

  78. Branscombe COPY WILL of Thomas Channon of Branscombe. Extracted copy of will proved 1750. 17 lines on large folio sheet. Affixed is copy taken from the register of Branscombe by the Vicar in 1805, recording his parents, and christening in 1730. c1805. £18.00
    Gives various people mourning rings, leaves his land and chattles to his cousin Ellis Randall.

  79. Bulkworthy AGREEMENT between John Randall of Hatherleigh, Woolcomber, and Richard Stevens of Winscott, whereby Stevens agrees to pay 𧶊 less deductions due to him from mortgages for various properties in the Chapelry of Bulkworthy, identified by their occupiers. 1p., sm. folio. 1755. £14.00
    An annuity was to be paid to the poor of Hatherleigh.

  80. Cary (J) A MAP OF DEVONSHIRE from the best Authorities. Engraved map, size 17" x 19", outline hand-colouring. Coloured compass rose, reference to Hundreds. Laid down on card. Published by J. Stockdale, 26th March 1805. £70.00
    Frame available if able to collect.

  81. Coldbrooke APPRENTICESHIP INDENTURE whereby Roger Hall with the consent of John Britton and others, Church Wardens & Overseers of the Poor of the parish of Coldbrooke, is apprenticed to John Holmes of Throwleigh, Tailor, for 8 years, ٣ being paid by the Churchwardens to Holmes. Large folio sheet, written on one side, signed by 5 Churchwardens (some with their marks), 5 small wax seals, witnessed. Folds, 2" split at one fold, repaired on verso. 1707. £30.00

  82. Dartmoor TWO PHOTOGRAPH ALBUMS with photographs of Dartmoor antiquities. Album size 9" x 13", plain cloth-covered boards, photos mounted on stiff buff leaves, on rectos only, titled in ink bottom right corner of the album leaf. The first album contains 30 photographs of stones, crosses etc., each photograph approx. 5" x 7", the second album contains 22 photographs, of the same size, of churchyard crosses, bridges, etc. and a few general photographs. n.d. 1920's? £70.00
    Includes: 'Dunnabridge Farm Wall roofed with the Table from 'the Judge's seat'; Crazing Mill Stone (Gobbetts); Stone Tin Mould (Gobetts); Tin Moulds, Hexworthy; Menhir, Drizzlecombe; Week Down Cross; Fox Tor Mire Cross; Week Down Cross; Meavy Cross; Peter Tavy Mill; Ockery Bridge.

  83. Dibdin (T.C) and Vivian (Edward) TORQUAY, FROM PARK HILL. Tinted lithograph. Drawn by T.C. Dibdin from a sketch by E. Vivian. On stone by E. Gauci. Size approx. 8" x 11", plus margins. Printed by M. & N. Hanhart, c1841. £55.00
    A very attractive view showing sailing ships in the harbour, with men in the foreground.

  84. Education at Great Torrington FIVE LETTERS on the subject of opening a school at Great Torrington, 1842-44. The first three are from Peter Glubb to Mrs. Stevens, as follows: (i) 3p., sm. 8vo, Dec 14, 1841. 'The Parishioners have consented to give up the Poorhouse for the purpose of being conveerted into a school room and Vestry... I have had a plan made by Walter Cock the Mason...' Says Lord Rolle has give � to build a Bridge at the New Mills. (ii) 6p., sm. 8vo., Feb 10, 1842. Sets out the estimated costs for building, with the cost of extra room she requested. Mentions the good influence of the school at Addiport 'it has also had a corresponding influence on the conduct and behaviour of their parents', although he thinks education of the poor can be overdone 'the parents cannot afford to keep them at Home after they get 10 or 12 years old'. (iii) 2p., sm. 8vo. Dec. 22. 1841. Says he has sent a pheasant, woodcock and goose 'and also the plans of the intended school room...' (iv) From John Mallet to Mrs Stevens in Bath. 2p, 4to, 14th Mar. 1842. Thanks her for the presnet of blankets for the poor families, syas he has received the plans for the school, and there will be sliding doors between girls' and boys' section, giving measurements. (v) From Lady Wheler at Cross to Mrs Stevens, Feb. 28, 1844. 12p, sm. 8vo, with envelope with small wax seal. Speaks of their clever but hysterical governess, says she is sending the 'Rules' of the new school for comment 'at present we have 23 Boys and 27 Girls, of the former 14 are Charity and the latter 23 are the same.' Deplores the low salary of Andrew Blake, the teacher, says she will take a third of the expense of his salary, but is worried that Mrs Blake will not be able to earn enough from teaching paying girls. 1841-44. £70.00
    Peter Glubb was the Rector of Little Torrington.

  85. Exeter ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS Specification and documents relating to the erection of a building in Fore Street and North Street which was to become William Brock's Furniture Store. Comprises: (i) Five architectural drawings in pen and colour wash, size 15" x 21", one eighth scale, linen-backed. Drawings numbered up to 11 so presumably some are missing from this set. Each drawing full-page size, comprising 'Fore St. Elevation' - attractive frontages, full colour; 'Elevation towards North St', building with 2 gables, fully coloured and on the left adjoining building with a cupola, this part in pencil, 'Back Elevation, and Section A-A showing staircases etc., 'Section B-B' showing Wholesale Dept, Retail Show Room, Shop, bedrooms, 'Section C-C' two sections showing Wholesale Dept, Young Men's Sitting Room, etc., this drawing with a few foxing marks. All drawings signed by Howell & Sons and Wm. Brock.... together with... Specification of Work Required in the erection of New Business Premises in Fore Street and North Street Exeter for William Brock according to the Drawings prepared for the purpose by Messrs. Best & Commin. 30 p. folio, manuscript, some small sketches in text... together with... Contract for building work, 1883, 3p., folio... together with... Three large folio insurance certificates for the stock in trade at 182 and 184 Fore St., 1896, and for 3 & 4 North Street, 1895, and at their storing warehouse at King St. (formerly a school). All certificates with fine large vignettes. 1883-96. £150.00
    Specification includes 'cutting the following Inscription... in the lintels of shop windows 'W. Brock and Company' twice, the letters formed with a v shaped incision and gilded.' Brock was a wealthy linen draper whose furniture shop in Fore Street lasted until recently. The building is still standing.

  86. Exeter Election ADVANCE OF THE RIGHT MAN WADE political broadside. Poem in 12 four-line stanzas, in the manner of 'Charge of the Light Brigade', pasted to large sheet of yellow paper. Underneath are pasted some newspaper cuttings of poems against the Tories in Devon. Some creases. c1865. £20.00
    'Cheers to the right of him/Cheers to the left of him/Banners in front of him/Tories have blundered/Shouts to the echo swell/Wade has done duty well/His speech broke the Tory spell....'

  87. Exeter THE RADICAL DEFEAT and Postponement of the Dignity of 'Scarlet'. A la Macaulay. Satirical poem in 8 stanzas by 'Hookem Snivey', single sheet, printed on one side, 4to, folded, some repaired edge tears at folds. Exon. November 2, 1859. £18.00
    Based on 'How Horatius Held the Bridge'. Refers to someone called 'Latty' or 'Lat Leveller of Fore-street hill' who wanted to be the Liberal Mayor of Exeter. 'To win that seat, my trusty band/You must not scrup'lous be/But beer and bunkum freely use/All stuff 'bount bribery!'

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

  89. Great Rough Tor Mine LETTER from Robert Childs to F. Bodenham in Hereford. Printed letter with manuscript inserts, saying he is instructed on behalf of the Adventurers to apply for arrears of calls, and that unless he pays within the week proceedings will be taken. Attached is a letter on blue paper from W. Thomas, Purser, asking for payment 'being your proportion of the loss incurred in winding up the Great Rough Tor Consols Mine', and saying he will put the matter with his Solicitor, Childs. 1860. £12.00

  90. Great Torrington ASSIGNMENT of the tenement of Norwood in Great Torrington, Grace Stevens of Buckland Brewer to Henry Stevens of Vilestone. On paper, size 10" x 12", in a small neat hand, signed by Grace with small wax seal, witnessed. 1678. £25.00

  91. Great Torrington WILL of Grace Cradock, Spinster, of Great Torrington. Contemporary copy, one and a half pages folio, ink blotchy. 1785. £18.00
    Gives precise details for type of coffin, who is to carry it etc., (wishes to be buried 'in lead & linen), dress of bearers 'the Gloves shall not be bought of Mr. H. Sweete nor his Partners be they who they will'. Specifies people who are to have rings, hat bands etc. Wants Eulalia Coham to live at Smytham, if she refuses all the legacy will go to Christiana Moore.

  92. Harding's GUIDE MAP TO THE DISTRICT OF EXMOUTH Size 23" x 23", printed in red, green and black, folding into faded printed wraps, attractive adverts for Bideford firms around the map, 6 of which have small illustrations of motor coaches, cakes, motorbike, etc. c1920. £14.00

  93. Honiton SKETCH MAP on cotton showing Ivedon Farm, Pulshayes, Claypit, roads. Size 11" x 11", marked with line of pipe. With Specification for alteration of the water supply, Egland estate, 1909, a measured section showing the pipe, and a schedule of Egland Estate fields on the back of a letter from the Devon War Agriculture Committee saying a Surveyor will call and report how the farm can bring more land into cultivation, together with a 1911 lease for two fields on the estate. 191-. £16.00

  94. Kentisbury MANUSCRIPT PLAN showing Kentisbury Barton. In ink on waxed cotton, folded, size 25" x 26", scale 1/2500. Shows buildings, fields, quarry, mill etc., areas outlined in colour and name of owner written in pencil. c1910, or later. £14.00

  95. King's Nympton MANUSCRIPT PLAN of King's Nympton Glebe Lands. Size 20" x 23", in ink on waxed cotton, scale 1/2500. With reference table showing to lands coloured according to four different owners (only some of the fields are shaded). Shows buildings in the village, Rectory, School etc., roads, and field outlines... with... similar plan showing only a few buildings in the village and the fields which are coloured in the previous plan... with a plan of Parsonage Farm, showing fields sold, and purchasers in pencil. n.d. c1910. £14.00

  96. Langley (Edward) and Belch (Wiliam) LANGLEY'S NEW MAP OF DEVONSHIRE Printed and Published by Langley & Belch, 173 High Street, Borough, London. Engraved map with pale wash colour, size 7" X 10", plus title and wide margins, vignette of Exeter Cathedral bottom right, key to Hundreds down left side, and Explanation top right. Includes Lundy Island. Laid down on thick card. August 12th, 1817. £48.00
    See Batten and Bennett 'The Printed Maps of Devon' no. 84.

  97. Langtree and Frithelstock POSTER advertising the auction of estates, divided into six farms, at The New Inn Hotel, Bideford, 30th July 1907. Printed in black and red, size 32" x 22", folded. 1907. £12.00
    Farms included Smithacott, Hollamore, Knaworthy.

  98. Langtree LEASE of Easter Ashbury in Langtree, Christiana Maria Stevens of Cross, to James Perkin, Yeoman, of Langtree. Vellum, size 20" x 29", signed by Perkin with wax seal. Three 'Lives' listed on outside under title, 6 types of tree that were to be reserved to Stevens listed under that... together with... LEASE FOR A YEAR of Lower Withecott and Easter Ashbury, 1711, William Sellecke to Richard Stevens. Vellum, size 9" x 20", wax seal on tag. 2 items. 1711 and 1755. £28.00

  99. Little Torrington LEASE of Hays, part of a tenement called Broad Park, situated in the East side of the turnpike road, and adjoining the south side of Lasbrook's house, Henry Stevens to William Lashbrook, Blacksmith. Vellum, 21" x 27", fine wax seal with classical bust. 1776. £18.00


  100. 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.

  101. Petrockstowe COUNTERPART OF THE ASSIGNMENT of Thomas Littletar's estate, Richard Stevens of Smithacott to Mary Coplestone of Langtree. On paper, size 16" x 21", wax seal. Loosely inserted is a slip with 7 lines, signed by Littletar, saying he has received on lease of 2 tenements called West Bury and promising to return it inside a month to Stevens. Signed by Mary Coplestone. 1716. £24.00
    Property included New Moore Ley, Pittiford, Bury Down, Crapwell Meadow.

  102. Plymouth ALBUM with printed leaves 'Please Name your Favorite'. Album size 8" x 6", heavily embossed grained calf boards, spine and corners rubbed. The printed leaves are to be filled in by your friends with your favourite colour, recreation, novelist, French author, Scripture Character, The Vice you most Dislike etc. 11 pages have been filled in and signed, with date. Many of the forms are blank. At the front are some blank pages in pale colours, with very fine illuminated title page in colours and gold, decorating the word 'Album' and a verse 'Within this volume you will find/Pieces choice and rare...', and pages of verse, large ink drawing of ships in the ice, two poems decorated with flowers in ink, etc. 1876. £50.00
    All the people completing the 'Favorite' forms are in Plymouth.

  103. Plymouth HIS MAJESTY'S SOUTHERN REGIMENT OF DEVON MILITIA Commanded by John Rolle Esq. being called out the 12th day of May 1788 and at Plymouth, Train'd & Exercised for twenty eight days Agreeable to Act of Parliament A Return of which is as follows.... Manuscript written in an attractive hand, small table with 12 columns for types of Commissioned and Non Commissioned Officers. Three lines of figures. Signed 'John Rolle Colonel'. 1p., folio, blank conjoint leaf with docket title, bottom right corner torn away (blank area), very slightly affecting two letters of signature. 1788. £35.00

  104. Rowe (G) Exeter, Pub. ENTRANCE TO LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH Lithograph, after drawing by Rowe, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8". Shows two men near wall in foreground, ships in distance. c1830. £18.00

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

  106. Sidmouth POSTERS advertising sale by auction of the residence known as 'Somerdon' in the Elysian Fields, Sidmouth. With brief description of the house. Size 25" x 19", folded, some foxing spots at one fold. 1899. £17.00

  107. Sidmouth Railway AN ACT to enable the Sidmouth Railway and Harbour Company to make certain Deviations in their authorized Line.... 8pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1867. £14.00

  108. Smith (W.H), (Pub.) PICTURESQUE ILFRACOMBE A Collection of Hand Coloured Prints with Descriptive Sketch. 15 hand-tinted photographic views, 2 full-page and the others two to a page, with text opposite, printed wraps, size 14" x 10", with view pasted on, wraps detached and ragged at edges. One leaf loose. c1900. £15.00

  109. Tallis & Co. PLYMOUTH, DEVONPORT & STONEHOUSE Plan, engraved surface approx. 10" x 13", scale bar, decorative border and three vignette views. Delicate later hand-colouring. Pasted along about two inches at top edge to a thin sheet of card. Traces of central fold. The Plan drawn and engraved by J. Rapkin. 1860. £120.00

  110. Tamar Ferry AN ACT for authorising and enabling the Right Honourable George Earl of Mount Edgcumbe, and Reginald Pole Carew Esquire, to establish and maintain a Common Ferry over and across the River Tamer, between a certain Place North of Plymouth Dock, in the Parish of Stoke Damarel, in the County of Devon, and Torpoint, in the Parish of Antony Saint Jacob, otherwise Antony in the East, in the County of Cornwall. 14pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1790. £22.00

  111. Tawstock POSTER advertising auction of farm called Eastacombe. Size 28" x 19", folds. Affixed to corner is 4p. manuscript conditions of sale. With schedule giving field names etc. 1881. £18.00

  112. Teignmouth to Dawlish Road AN ACT to amend an Act.... for more effectually maintaining the Road from Teignmouth to Dawlish, and for making Roads from Dawlish to the Exeter Turnpike Roads.... 12pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. With 2p Schedule of lands with Occupiers etc. 1831. £14.00

  113. Tiverton MR PETER BLUNDELL'S GOOD USES IN TIVERTON Old School Completed 1604, New School Completed 1882. O.B. Day, June 25th, 1932. Booklet, 4to, 8pp., plus 4 photographic plates and three line drawings. Wraps tied with red and white silk ribbons. Small library stamp top right on front wrap. 1932. £9.00

  114. Torrington BOOK CLUB August 182-. Printed form on one side 4to, folded, headed 'Torrington Book Club'. Printed with name of borrower, columns for When received, When Sent, Fines. List 24 names (printed), headed by Lord Rolle, plus seven 'Country Members' including Fortescue, Coffin, Hiern, etc. On the verso is a draft of a letter 'To the Editor' about Lord Rolle's marrying at 72 a young girl, 'but no new bread & the breed must be extinct', citing an epigram 'much bandied about the county': 'How comes it, Rolle, at seventy two/Hale Rolle, Louisa to the altar led?/The thing is neither strange nor new/Louisa took the Rolle for want of bread.' Fowler, Printer, Torrington. 182-. £35.00

  115. Totnes MARRIAGE ARTICLES between Timothy Earl of London and Dorothy Trist of Totnes. Refers to dwelling house with three herbgardens in Leechwell Street, and Eastleigh and Westleigh in Harberton. Two large vellum sheets, size 24" x 31", signed by 6 parties concerned with wax seals. Vellum dustmarked on verso, some minor yellowing. 1736. £48.00
    On verso is a note in pencil 'Devon Phillips 26/1/65. 193.

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

  117. Winscott A BILL OF WORK Done by Lewis Holman for Thomas Stevens Esq. on Winscott, 1830-31. 76 items for woodworking, on two sides of foolscap. E.g. '3 June for Myself & Man Binding of Bark & Croscuting ٞ.4s.6d', 5 June For myself getting of Rickstaves for Westford ٞ.2s.3d', '6 April for myslef putting up a Rafter on the house...' Affixed is a receipt, signed by Holman. 1830-1. £22.00

  118. Winscott ENLARGED PLAN OF WINSCOTT HOUSE Large-scale manuscript plan in ink on waxed cotton, size 25" x 28" plus margins. Folded. Together with a large coloured plan of the estate on waxed cotton, prepared for an auction sale, showing Lots, and with amendments for the final edition. c1890. £18.00
    Shows buildings, fields, paths, deciduous and evergreen trees.

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  119. Abbotsbury WILL of Garland Richards of Abbotsbury. Vellum, size 12" x 14", smaller certificate in Latin attached, large papered seal. 1699. £30.00
    Leaves his farm at Beaminster to his nephew William Chilcott. In exceptional crisp condition.

  120. Blandford AFFADAVIT of George Long, Mercer, of Langton, Long Blandford, that he has not at any time sold, enfeoffed, released a messuage in Stourpaine this day conveyed to John Parker of Blandford Forum, Surgeon. 1p., sm. folio, signed George Long and witnessed by C. Guy. 1727. £10.00

  121. Bridport chemist DEED OF ARRANGEMENT for carrying on a Business for the preparation and sale of proprietary Medicines, Revd. William Roberts Beach, Chaplain to Her Majesty's Forces, John Beach, Accountant, Edward Round of Greenwich, James Beach of Bridport, pharmaceutical chemist, and others. Relates to Thomas Beach of Bradpole who is the sole proprietor of certain medicines 'to wit Dr. Roberts's Poor Man's Friend, Piluloe Antiscrophuloe... Antiscorbutic Drops, Restoration Drops.... and of the recipes for the same...' 10 pages on vellum, large folio, bound at edge, margins ruled in red, folded with docket title. Signed by 9 parties with small wax seals. 1878. £30.00
    The firm manufacturing the medicines at Bridport was called 'Beach and Barnicott'.

  122. Chardstock AGREEMENT for a Lease of messuage and land at Alson, John Stevens of Axminster to Philip Griffith of Lyme Regis. 3p, folio, including 12-line schedule with names of fields. 2 small splits at folds, outer sheet dusty. 1853. £10.00

  123. Chardstock (Liberty and Manor of) LICENCE to William Bond of Axminster, Land Surveyor, to let a house, garden and half an acre in the South Tything of the Manor, late Burridges. Granted at the Court Baron of the Rt. Hon. George Lord Auckland. Vellum, 12" x 15", ink rubbed on a few words at folds. 1814. £16.00

  124. Digby family DEED OF COVENANT between George Wingfield Digby and Frederick Powell. Draft, 4p. folio. 1864. £14.00
    Refers to debts run up by George's brother Kenelm and his partner as merchants in Bordeaux and the need to 'prevent the publicity of the bankruptcy of the said firm of Powell and Wingfield & the imprisonment of the sd. Harper Powell and Kenelm Digby Wingfield...'

  125. East Burton and Wool PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Freehold Sporting and Agricultural Estate including East Burton Dairy and Brookhill Farm.... Trout and Salmon Fishing in the Frome.... which will be offered for Sale by Auction.... 21st September, 1929. Folio, 22pp., large folding plan loosely inserted. 1929. £24.00

  126. Evershott WILL AND CODICIL OF HENRY PETTY of Evershott. Attested copy. 2p, folio. Ink slightly faded. 1841. £12.00
    Bequeathes his property in Evershott to three Trustees for the use of his wife.

  127. Gillingham MORTGAGE for 𧵎 and interest in six months, Jerome Barnes of Gillingham to John Harris of Fordingbridge. Relates to land in a meadow called Hay Mead. Vellum, size 27" x 30", two wax seals. Lettering slightly rubbed at folds. 1729. £14.00

  128. Lytchet Minster BOOKSELLER'S BILL for 4 books for Lytchet Minster Church, The Honble. W.F.S Ponsonby Esq. for Revd. W. Bartlett, Bt. of Mr. Low. Plain 4to sheet, folded. Aug. 11th. 1835. £8.00
    Includes '1 Altar Service book bound in Purple Calf Roy. 4to. & gilt edges... ٠.10s.'


  129. Ordnance Survey DORSET A complete set covering the whole of Dorset except for the small portions appearing on Devon Sheets XXII and XXI. Comprises Sheet Nos. XV, XVI, XVII, XVIII. Engraved surface size of each sheet approx. 24" x 31", dissected and mounted on linen, linen folded over edge to from narrow binding, folding to 12" x 9", inserted in full calf slipcase in book form, with stiff card lining with index map, Ordnance arms on front, corners rubbed, one rather worn. Gilt of title on spine has rubbed away. Sheet XV with pasted on borders top and right, Sheet XVI with pasted on borders bottom and right, Sheet SVI with pasted on border bottom and left, Sheet XVII with pasted on border left and top. Pub. Lt. Col. Mudge at the Tower, 10th April & 1st Aug. 1811. £420.00 -- See Illustration
    Corresponds with Margary State 1. See 'The Old Series Ordnance Survey' Vol. III pages xlix - li.

  130. 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

  131. Stourpaine LEASE FOR A YEAR of messuage at France in Stourpaine, George Long to John Parker, Surgeon, of Blandford. Vellum, 12" x 24", very small wax seal. 1727. £14.00

  132. Swanage PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold Properties situate at Swanage.... for sale by Public Auction at the Town Hall, Swanage.... on Monday 17th day of May, 1897. Folio, 4pp, folded. 1897. £12.00
    Includes Alexandra Terrace, Newton Cottage, Albany Terrace, etc.

  133. Wambrook ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT made between John Fancis of Ilcheser, Surgeon, and William Bradley of Wyndham, farmer, relating to a farm in Wambrook previously in the possession of Phillippa Bondfield. 3p., small folio, folds. Brief Schedule of farm with acreage of various fields, at the end. 1841. £10.00

  134. Wareham LICENCE to assign land at Pound Lane, John Calcraft of Rempstone Hall to Samuel Townsend of Wareham. 1p., sm. folio. 1843. £10.00

  135. Weymouth RELEASE FOR MAKING A TENANT to the Freehold in Order to make a Recovery with Voucher, Samuel Braine, Mariner and Ann his Wife daughter of Thomas Ledoze, to James Syndercombe of Stratton, Dorset and others. Refers to two messuages and gardens in the part of town called Melcombeside, adjoining lands belonging to the late dissolved Priory, and Governor's Street. 6p., folio. Copy made in 1796 of original release of 1732. 1796. £25.00
    Names many occupiers of properties adjoining the two properties, both previous and present.

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  136. Colchester WILL of Robert Beale, Mariner. Folio sheet, signed with small wax seal, 3 witnesses. 1720. £24.00

  137. Great Waltham and Pleshey AGREEMENT for the sale of a farm called Dropshorts, Aquilia Burton and Sarah his wife, of Writtle, to William Clachar, Bookseller, of Chelmsford. 2p, folio, with conjoint leaf with docket title. Small edge tear at fold. 1795. £20.00

  138. Manor of Cannons SURRENDER to Job Matthews of Woodford, by Thomas Gattaker of Princes Street London, Merchant, of a close of customary land in Great Parrington otherwise Parndon. 1p., folio. The day has not been filled in. Blank conjoint leaf, some splits at folds repaired with archival tape. 1787. £15.00

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  139. Cheltenham BILL of James New, Bookseller, 371 High Street... Bibles, Prayers and Church Services, in Great Variety... Visiting Cards neatly Engraved... Printed heading, large 8vo, traces of folds. made out for 17 items, to Rev. Ryder at Oaksey, Wilts. 1856. £8.00
    Includes '3 Surface of the Earth', '1 Bristol Catechism', 1 'Steps to the Altar'.

  140. Coaley DEED OF EXCHANGE OF LANDS under the order of the Enclosure Commissioners, The Right Hon. Maurice Fitzhardinge of Berkeley Castle, to Revd. Sir George Prevost and John Wallington, the Trustees of the late John Fry M.D. late of Dursley. Manuscript on vellum sheet, size 23" x 19". With schedule of fields, extent, referring to numbers on plan. Wax seal of the Enclosure Commissioners, slightly chipped. Manuscript plan in ink and outline colour attached, on thick paper backed with linen. Titled 'Coaley. County of Gloucester. Exchange' and dated 1862. Scale bar, scale 4 chains to an inch. 1862. £120.00
    Map shows lands to be exchanged outlined in red, church, buildings in red, streams, pond.

  141. Derby Road, Gloucester ACCOUNT BOOK of a local builder detailing cost of work in 'taking down old Cottage at Derby Road School site' and rebuilding it at Coney Hill Road. 17p of accounts in small 8vo notebook, with names of workers paid, materials etc. 1907. At the end of the book are approx. 50p in pencil, 1927-33, recording quantities of plants sold (lobelia, stocks, geraniums, asters, tomatoes etc.), presumably from a nursery. 1907-33. £18.00

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

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

  144. Gloucester BILL of J.B. Kirk for the Parish of St. John Baptist. 1p, 4to, folded, listing services for two burials, 1828 & 1829, for 'a coffin for Pauper... bread and cheese... to dress the corpse...' etc. 1829. £8.00

  145. Gloucester Wagon Company Limited and Reduced DIRECTORS' REPORTS & ACCOUNTS 30th June, 1888. Folio, 4 printed pages, folded, couple of short tears. 1888. £16.00
    'The Waggon stock of the Company now consists of 5,436 wagons let on simple hire, and 3,232 sold on deferred payments...'

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

  147. Iron Acton RELEASE of Craddock Wood and Lawrence's Wood, Joane Lawrance of Yate, to Robert Rolfe of Westerleigh, yeoman. Vellum, size 20" x 27", decorative initial 'T', signed with her mark by Joane, with an interesting wax seal showing a skeleton holding a branch. Some very dlight rubbing of ink at folds. 1707. £32.00
    Interesting wax seal showing a skeleton holding a branch.

  148. Iron Acton RELEASE land in the Manor of Iron Acton called the Ridings, Daniel Burcombe of Old Sodbury, Gent., and Stehen Burcombe of Stinchcombe, Clothier, Edward Martin of Iron Acton, yeoman, to William Thomas of Westerleigh. Vellum, size 21" x 21", two wax seals. Ink slightly rubbed in places, and vellum slightly browned at bottom of deed, but written in a bold hand, and ink is dark and legible throughout. Witnessed on verso. 1710. £28.00

  149. Kingswood ASSIGNMENT of a cottage and garden "being in the fforest or Chace of Kingswood". Samuel Flook of Stapleton, Coalminer, to John Flook, his brother. Refers to Indenture of Lease between Norborne Berkeley of Stoke Gifford, and Moses Flook. Single sheet of paper, 15" x 12", a few small tears, repaired on verso with archival tape. Draft copy. April 1765. £24.00

  150. Kingswood collieries CORRESPONDENCE comprising 11 letters to the Duke of Beaufort's employee Mr Baylis at Kingswood Lodge, Stapleton, 1806-1812. All letters neatly written, 4to, unless otherwise stated, with integral address panels on verso of conjoint leaf, all except one from the Duke of Beaufort have red 'Free' postmarks. All with wax seals on verso. As follows: (i) Letter from Ed. Martin, Morriston, Swansea postmark, Jan. 23, 1806, saying Mr. Estcourt at Badminton has been ill, and he has see Baylis' statement about the condition of the Colliery and the proposal to move the Old Lodge Engine to Two Mile Hill, and will come to help with the proposed operation. 1p. Repaired tear at fold. (ii) From Ed. Martin at Morriston. Dec. 16, 1808. 82 lines on 3p., 4to. Says he's sent 3 rough sections, which may have gone astray, and he should check at The Bush. Says he has seen the letter Baylis sent to the Duke explaining 'in what Manner this Colliery Gentleman... got his Information respecting the Leasehold Colliery at Kingswood etc.' He deplores the fact that the report has been done by Mr. Jones of Risca 'the old Schoolmaster... who was never at all underground in any of the veins at Kingswood besides he is not a thoroughbred Collier', and compares his examination to a Surveyor 'peeping down the chimney to see the state of a house'. (iii) Letter from the Duke of Beaufort, Bristol Oct. 23 1812. 6 lines, signed 'Beaufort'. 'I find I shall be obliged to be upon the Down tomorrow with the Troops' and arranging another meeting. (iv) Letter from Badminton, 29 Jan. 1813 signed Zorab(?) Turton, saying the Duke will see Mr Bayley at Badminton next Tuesday and Baylis can come too. 1p., some edge tears.. (v) From the Duke at Badminton, 4 Aug. 1812. Asks Baylis to come to his lodgings in Orchard Street Bristol to pay the Balances. 1p., Dunkirk postmark. (vi) From Mr Turton at Badminton 27 July 1813. 1p., enquiring about the state of Bayley's survey, and Bayley's health. Some wear on conjoint leaf around edge of address. (vii) From Mr Turton at Troy House 10 Dec. 1812. 9 lines, about commencing the audit, and another from him 15 Dec., 5 lines, saying the Duke wants him to be at Badminton 6th January to settle the rental and accounts. (viii) From the Duke in London, 2 May 1812, saying he intends spending time with his mother and Stoke and asks him to meet him there with the balances, and another, 6 May, saying he has to put off returning but will meet him next week at Stoke. Small. 8vo. (ix) From the Duke in London rearranging an appointment. 5 Aug. 1812. sm. 8vo. (x) From the Duke at Whichwood Park, Woodstock, 11 Nov. 1812. Says he understands that there are some 'Long Poles in the Lower Woods, which you had agreed to take for the use of the Colliery', and that there are 'many loads of young trees in the verge which you may have for the colliery.' 1p., some splits at edge of address panel. 1806-1812. £170.00
    Baylis was presumably some sort of manager of the Collieries.

  151. Lower Swell AN ACT for Dividing and Inclosing the Open Fields, Downs, Commons and Commonable Lands, in the Manor and Parish of Lower Swell... 27pp., sm. folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. Docket title on verso of last page. Separately paginated. 1789. £24.00

  152. Manor of Whaddon ADMISSION of William Cherrington to lands in the Manor of Whaddon, at the Court Baron of Samuel Eckley, 28th April 1705. Vellum, size 10" x 12", in Latin. Signed by Eckley, but small wax seal has been clipped away. Details areas of land in Sidstone, Purland, Whaddon Hill etc., with acreages. 1705. £18.00
    The Lord of the Manor was Charles Hyett.

  153. Newent Railway AN ACT for extending the time for the completion of the Newent Railway.... 2pp., disbound. Act of Parliament. 1878. £8.00

  154. 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

  155. 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

  156. Tetbury area FARM MEMORANDUMS L. DAY 1847. Farming diary of a substantial farmer in the Westonbirt area, April 1847 - March 1856. 4to notebook, marbled wraps, calf spine. 46 pages, neatly written throughout, each page full. The first page has been cut out. Refers to crops sewn, haymaking, beer brewing, horses foaling, sheep dipping, castrating lambs, thatching corn ricks, burning thorns, ploughing with oxen. There is no name, but there references to Tetbury, 'had home young bull from Lord Ducie's', and Westonbirt. At one point he says 'Windsor Royal Agl. cattle show (W.W. & S. Rich & E. Rich went & returned same day). 1847-56. £150.00
    'Whit Monday night Victor (year bull) let out of house for mischief, fighting with Douglas' bull broke his horn & much injured'. Later Victor was 'put to 10 heifers'. He sometimes comments on activities, or type of seed, etc., to note whether a particular action was useful or not, comparing different fields etc., methods he has read about, e.g. 'Hoed with Garatts large horse hoe & our own 2 hoes about 15 acres swedes in Beamoak, after thinning being done once before - note - did much good', 'Note; the oats being stout the seeds were weak & thin, suppose it would have been better to have sewn rye grass with oats... same as Middle Tyning which did well'. This would appear to be the diary of an educated fairly wealthy farmer, who was interested in the latest agricultural methods.

  157. Walker (J) & (C) GLOUCESTERSHIRE. Folding engraved, hand-coloured map, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, dissected and mounted on linen, engraved area approx. 15" x 12", plus margins, folding into original boards, size approx. 5" x 4", attractive original printed label, Table of Market Days etc. pasted inside front board. 1840. £25.00

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    Hampshire and Isle of Wight

  158. Chapman and Hall (Pub.) HAMPSHIRE, OR SOUTHAMPTON Engraved map, coloured in outline, size 7" x 10", linen-backed, folding into boards size 4" x 4". With distance of towns from London. Small mark in border. c1850. £15.00

  159. Geological Survey VERTICAL SECTIONS of the Tertiary Strata of the Isle of Wight, arranged and drawn by Henry W. Bristow, F.G.L. Vertical Section Sheet 25. Size 38" x 26". Hand-coloured, with sections at Alum Bay, St. Helen's, Whitecliff Bay, etc. Linen-backed, folding to 8vo, paper endpapers, linen split along section edges at five places, splits held with strong archival tape on verso. Paper sound and in good clean condition. Published at the Geological Survey Office, Sepr. 1858. £90.00

  160. Isle of Wight ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheets 330, 331, 344, 345. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 19" x 36", plus margins. With bright was colour in pink around the coast, parkland in dark green, sea in pale and brighter blue, main roads coloured in buff. Area of Sussex in the east in pale green wash. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo marbled endpapers, in red slipcase with Stanford label. Printed from an Electrotype 1889. £70.00
    Covers the whole of the Isle of Wight, Portsmouth, Gosport, Lymington, East Wittering, Lymington, Milton, Brockenhurst.

  161. Laverstoke MANUSCRIPT PEDIGREE of the descendants of Peter Bathurst (d. Laverstoke 1748), and Lady Selina Shirley. On stiff paper, size 21" x 30" showing five generations, paper watermarked 1811. Names with details of birth, marriage, and burial in circles, giving place and date. Among the children of Peter and Selina Henry is entered in red as 'Henry the Intestate'. Paper watermarked 1811. £35.00
    The Bathursts were Lord of the Manor of Sparsholt in Hampshire. On Henry's death the Manor passed to the descendants of Selina and Sir John Elwill. Other names on the pedigree include Hervey, Freemantle, Lord Tracey, Thistlethwaite.

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  162. Grafton PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Grafton Court, Containing about 9a 2r 18p... 30th day of April, 1913. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title. Coloured plan in text. 1913. £18.00

  163. Lower Eaton POSTER advertising auction sale at Garraway's Coffee House, Cornhill, London of The Valuable Freehold Estate and Residence with Gardens, Pleasure Grounds, and Fish Pond, called Lower Eaton, Situate on the Banks of the Wye, also, Lane Head Farm... 324 Acres, several Cottages... Printed in large typefaces, size 22" x 17", horizontal fold. 1854. £26.00

  164. Ullingswick PARTICULARS AND PLAN of a Valuable Freehold Property known as 'The Steppes Farm'... to be offered for Sale by Auction... 16th July, 1913. 2pp., folio, folded with docket title. Large folding coloured plan. 1913. £20.00

  165. Woolhope AUCTION SALE. Sale of Coppice on Lady Littleton's Estate, To Be Sold by Auction, by Mr R.Q. Gange at the Crown Inn, Woolhope, on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 1873.... Size approx. 17" x 11", printed on one side only, folded. 1873. £20.00

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  166. Gaddesden (Manor of) ABSTRACT OF THE TITLE of Mr George Lea as mortgagee to a copyhold brewery, cottages and premises at Gaddesden Row in the Parish of Great Gaddesden. 20p., folio, held with tape at corner c1860. £26.00
    Details title from 1783 - 1856.

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  167. Bowen (E) AN ACCURATE MAP OF THE COUNTY OF HUNTINGDON Divided into its Hundreds.... Illustrated with Historical Extracts relating to its Trade, Manufactures, Natural History &c. not extant in any other Map.... Engraved map, coloured in outline, size 28" x 21", dissected and mounted on linen, trimmed to coloured border, manuscript label in French on verso, edges rubbed. Decorative cartouche with title on masonry, winding river in background, men cutting turf and women and children loading it onto a cart. With table bottom right listing villages with columns for map reference, Lord of Manor, Deanery. Geographical and historical information around map. French label on verso. c1790. £120.00
    'Ramsey Meer produces larger Fish and more in quantity than any of the Meers and Pools in the Fenns... here Pikes of a wonderful bigness are caught...'

  168. Huntingdonshire THE TRANSACTIONS OF THE HUNTINGDONSHIRE PEN AND PENCIL CLUB Collection of manuscript poetry and some essays and short stories. Large volume with title page, as above, a coat of arms with Vol. II incorporated, and the date underneath, 1867. 92 pages, mostly written on rectos only, in different hands, on themes such as 'Waiting', 'Imitation', 'Autumn', all signed or initialled, with date. There are four pages of illustrations in watercolour, of flowers etc., with one, under the subject 'Imitation' being 'Imitation of a Chinese Kite', with a miniature kite beautifully painted with two Chinese people, on a silk string, tucked into a small flap. Bound in half morocco, size 12" x 9", front board detached, corners and edges of spine rubbed. 1867. £90.00
    Richard Sinclair Brooke of Wyton Rectory has contributed a song 'Waiting' and tipped in the manuscript music on four pages, presumably composed by himself. It appears that a theme was set and the members of the club contributed their own pieces on that theme.

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  169. Ashford, Smeeth, Kennington ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LXV. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 35" x 23" plus margins. Linen backed and folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. One very small field shaded pink and marked with a date. Revision of 1931. £16.00

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

  171. Brenchly AN ACT for enlarging the Term granted by an Act... intituled An Act for repairing and amending the highways leading from Seven Oaks to Woods Gate, and Tunbridge-Wells... and for amending... the Highways leading from Woods-Gate to Kippings-Cross in the Parish of Brenchly... 6pp., plus cover leaf, small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1724. £9.00

  172. Deptford AN ACT for providing a Maintenance for the Minister of the New Parish Church of Saint Nicholas Deptford... 16pp., plus cover leaf, small folio. Attractive woodcut around initial letter. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1730. £15.00

  173. Dover AN ACT for Enlarging the Term of years granted by an Act passed in the Session of Parliament, held in the Eleventh and Twelfth Years of King William the Third, for the Repair of Dover Harbour. 2pp., plus cover leaf, small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. Attractive floral decoration around initial letter. 1703. £22.00

  174. Downe, Knockholt, Halstead ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXVIII. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 35" x 23" plus margins. Linen backed and folding into 8vo cloth endpapers, main roads coloured brown. A few small areas shaded. Edition of 1910. £18.00

  175. Herne Bay AN ACT for making and maintaining a Pier or Jetty, and other Works, at Herne Bay. 62pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1831. £28.00

  176. Maidstone Geneva AN ACT to revive and continue, until the Fifth Day of July One thousand eight hundred and nineteen, the Manufacture of Maidstone Geneva. Page numbered 557, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1814. £10.00

  177. Sidcup ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet VIII. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36". Linen-backed, dissected and folding to 8vo. Many areas outlined and shaded in different colours, marked with date of sale. Margins rather grubby. Small split at one fold. Reprint 1915. £15.00

  178. Tilmanstone PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Market Garden Land and Cottage Property, at Upper and Lower Street, Tilmanstone, Which will be Sold By Auction... 14th September 1905. 3pp., folio, plus completed memorandum on verso. Folded with docket title. 1905. £12.00
    With names of occupiers.

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  179. Accrington (Manor of) SURRENDER of a messuage, barn and other buildings, and various named closes of land in Oakenheadwood within the Forest of Rossendale to Mary Brandwood of Haslingden, Widow. At the Halmot Court of Henry Duke of Buccleuch. Vellum, size 20" x 24", signed by Steward, two blue paper tax stamps. 1806. £16.00
    Mentions Robert Kay, late of Bury, Shuttlemaker, and Richard Ramsbottom late of Quarlton, yeoman, both deceased.

  180. Bacon's MAP OF MANCHESTER Corrected to the Present Time. Divided into Half mile Squares and Circles. Size approx 12" x 18", single fold at centre, printed in 3 colours. Scale 5" to 1 mile. Small tear at centre, repaired on verso. c1885. £20.00
    With street index printed down sides.

  181. Harkness, Printer, Preston THE DISCONTENTED PAIR and I'm Longing to be Married O. Air: Green grow the Rushes O. Two ballads printed in two columns. Size 9" x 7", paper browned down left edge, margin slightly clipped at top. Number 409 bottom right. John Harkness, Printer, Church St., Preston. c1850. £18.00
    'The Discontented Pair' is in the form of a dialogue between a drunken lazy wife and a hen-pecked husband, and ends 'You wives like me who disagree/Your husbands do not spare them/The breeches I got on to try/And I intend to wear them.

  182. Newby Wiske Wesley Church CENTENARY CELEBRATION Thursday Oct. 22nd, 1903. Sermon... Public Tea... Public Meeting... Poster, size 11" x 8", folds. 1903. £16.00
    'The Proceeds of the above will be given to Mr. Wilkinson, who is just approaching his 100th Birthday, and the Chapel Fund'.

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  183. 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. £32.00

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

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  185. Foston WILL of Thomas Peter Winter, of Foston, Farmer. Attested copy, 1p folio. 1795. £15.00
    Refers to his farm in Great Gonerby, and lands in Allington.

  186. Gedney and Sutton Mary PARTICULARS OF VALUABLE FREEHOLD AND COPYHOLD ESTATES.... belonging to the Trustees of the Will of Jonathan Hutchinson, Esq., of Selby... a Substantial and Commodious Residence With Ornamental Grounds and Gardens.... to be Offered for Sale by Auction... Friday, the 14th February, 1873.... Folio, lithographed folding plan loosely inserted, 7pp, docket title, folded. 1873. £30.00

  187. Kesteven POSTER announcing that Col. C. Luard, Inspector of the Local Government Board, will attend at the Town Hall, Sleaford, 8th August, 1899, to hold a Local Inquiry into the application by the County Council to borrow money for providing a Lunatic Asylum. 51 lines, large heading, size 20" x 13". 1899. £18.00

  188. Tydd Saint Mary PARTICULARS, PLAN, AND CONDITIONS OF SALE, OF A VERY VALUABLE FREEHOLD FARM.... Comprising a house, Barn and Buildings and 119a. 1r. 26p.... Which will offered for Sale by Public Auction.... at the "Hare and Hounds" Inn, Wisbech.... on Thursday, the 28th of January, 1869.... Folio, hand-coloured plan, 6pp, docket title, folded, few contemporary pencil notes in pencil to one page, short split to one fold adjacent to docket title, docket title dusty. 1869. £28.00

  189. Whaplode PARTICULARS of Estates At Whaplode & Weston Hills... Consisting of a Messuage or Farm House and upwards of Two Hundred Acres... to be Sold by Auction by Mr. Facon... 5th November 1839. 5pp., folio, folded with docket title. First page in attractive variety of type-faces. Memorandum filled in by purchaser of Lot 4. 1839. £40.00
    Names adjoining owners of the 13 lots.

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  190. Bayswater THE DORECK COLLEGE 63,64,65 Kensington Gardens Square. Principals Miss Chambers and Miss Genn. Prospectus for the girls' school, with fees for Resident, Day and Kindergarten and Transition pupils, and outline of curriculum, with list of Referees. 4pp., large 4to. Loosely inserted is a letter from the Headmistress, 4p. 8vo, to a prospective parent 'there is a thoroughly healthy, happy good tone in the School'. 1891. £18.00
    It was at the house of Beata Doreck, 63 Kensington Square Gardens, that the Froebel Society was founded.

  191. Bolton Gardens PROSPECTUS Strathallan House. 38 Bolton Gardens, S.W. 8pp., 8vo, on glossy paper, decorative printed wraps. With 4 photos in text, including house, gymnastics, riding. Loosely inserted is a letter on the headed notepaper of the school to a prospective parent, from the Head Mistress. 1901. £18.00
    The pianoforte teacher was the pianist Oscar Beringer (famous for his books of piano exercises). The school promoted the idea of 'Paris in London' and devoted two mornings a week to work entirely in French.

  192. Buckingham Palace AN ACT to enable the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Works and Public Buildings to complete Improvements in Pimlico and in the Neighbourhood of Buckingham Palace. Pages numbered 733-736, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre, and William Spottiswoode, 1852. £12.00

  193. Cadogan Place, Sloane Street PARTICULARS, WITH CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Completely Modernised and beautifully Appointed and Decorated Town residence.... To be offered for Sale by Auction, At the Mart, Tokenhouse Yard, E.C., by Messrs. Daniel Smith, Son & Oakley, on Monday, the 4th of July, 1910.... Folio, 9 + (1)pp, original printed wraps. 1910. £25.00

  194. Concert Programme GRAND SMOKING CONCERT in Aid of St. Saviour's Hospital for Ladies of Limited Means. International Hall, Cafe Monico. 11th March 1909. 4pp., 4to, printed on pink paper, in red, with gold speckled background. On the last page are 24 small advertisements for London shops etc. Trace of horizontal fold. 1909. £14.00

  195. Education SPECIMENS WRITTEN BY MASTER WILLIAM FENN at Manor House Academy Ashby Street, Northampton Square, Xmas 1855. Writing book, size 10" x 16", cloth spine, yellow stiff paper wraps, slightly stained at edges, finely printed calligraphic title page with name William Fenn inserted in manuscript, followed by manuscript title 'Forms of Receipts Promissory Notes... Written by Master Willm. Fenn...' and 8 pages of beautifully written example of bills, receipts etc... together with... A similar book with the same printed title page, Xmas 1856, and 8 pages of similar specimen invoices etc. wraps creased and paper slightly rubbed. 2 items. 1855-6. £68.00

  196. Kensington FITZALLAN HOUSE Melbury Road, Kensington. Miss Stewart and Miss Isabel Stewart receive Young Ladies as Resident Pupils... Prospectus for the girls' school, 3pp., large 4to, traces of folds. Includes list of parent referees. c1895. £16.00
    The house adjoined 'the private grounds of Lord Holland'. The Professor for 'Drilling' was Mr . Flynn, late Instructor 5th Dragoon Guards.

  197. London Militia AN ACT to enable His Majesty to accept the Services of a Proportion of the Militia of the City of London, out of the United Kingdom, for the Prosecution of the War. 3pp, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1813. £9.00

  198. Minories PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of Two Valuable Leasehold Dwelling Houses with Shops... Nos. 97 and 100 on the West and Most Eligible Side of the Minories... which will be sold by auction.... 8th June, 1852.... 3pp., folio, folds. 1852. £14.00

  199. Northwood PROSPECTUS of 'Eastbury', Near Northwood, Middlesex, Home School for Girls. Principals - Miss Eddes and Madame Brichta. Finely printed brochure, size 8" x 10", font wrap with title and gilt floral decoration, silk tie. 5 full-page of photographs of the school, including interiors, grounds, buildings, and 8 half-page. With insert giving details of curriculum, fees, list of Referees, etc. 4pp., 8vo. c1890. £32.00
    Includes view of girls playing tennis in long skirts.

  200. Notting Hill PROSPECTUS of Mrs. Simmons home School, 30 Ladbroke Gardens. 4pp., 4to, traces of horizontal fold. On first page is a view through the garden to the school, at the bottom of the back page a photo of girls playing hockey. Loosely inserted is a letter about the school from Mrs Simmons to Messrs. Chambers & Chambers who had enquired about placing a pupil, 5p, 8vo. 1901. £18.00
    Mrs. Simmons wishes to raise the level of girls' education 'without taxing their strength, the organisation of most girls being less able to cope with mental pressure than that of boys'.

  201. Paget (Sir James), Surgeon LETTER to a Mr Jones, dated 1 Harewood Place Sepr. 29, 1892. 3p., small 8vo, vertical fold, brownish splashmark over printed address. 1892. £20.00
    Says he has examined Miss Bielby's shoulder, and sets out his diagnosis and suggested treatment. 'The swelling over the scapula may suggest suppuration or a morbid growth but I cannot find definite signs of either...' Sir James Paget was surgeon to Queen Victoria, and considered one of the founders of modern pathology.

  202. Piccadilly BILL of C. Hall, Poulterer & Licensed Dealer in Game, 52 Albemarle St. Small 8vo, printed heading with vignette of pheasant, made out for three (illegible) items. 1846. £10.00

  203. Roehampton PROSPECTUS of Clarence House School for Girls. 16pp., stiff wraps, size 5" x 8". Nine full-page photos, exterior and interior, printed on one side of page only. Stamp of Gabbitas & Thring on corner of front wrap. c1890. £24.00
    Includes charming photo of girls in a pony cart in front of the entrance portico. The school was formerly the Royal School for Officers' Daughters.

  204. Standard Contracting Company, Bush Lane LEAFLET advertising 'Something New in London - The Checker Car', with prices etc. 4pp., 4to, three large illustrations showing 'the latest device in the field of Advertising... a changing advertisement 10 feet long and 3 feet high on both sides of a vehicle...'. c1910. £16.00
    The illustrations show the advertisement on the car, and the advertisement changing.

  205. Westminster BOND Matthews Beachcroft Esq., Merchant, to Brook Watson, Alderman, of London, and Robert Rashleigh of London, Merchant, Esqrs., for securing an annuity. On paper, 2p., sm. folio. Folded with docket title. Signed by Matthews Beachcroft, and Thos. Rashleigh, Hatton Gardens, with small wax seal. Relates to the immanent marriage of Beachcroft and Sarah Webber of Manchester Buildings, Westminster, stating that his heirs and executors should pay an annuity of 𧷤 per annum to Sarah after his death. 1786. £25.00
    Sir Brook Watson (1735 - 1807), went to sea as a young man and lost his leg to a shark at Havana. He later became an M.P. for London, and Lord Mayor.

  206. Wine Merchants BILL of Crockford & Compy., The St. James's Wine Establishment. 4to bill with printed heading, made out for cherry brandy, hollands, brandy. Attached is a printed receipt of the establishment. 1846. £10.00

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  207. Monmouthshire AN ACT for making and maintaining a Tram Road or Railway from the Parish of Mamhilad, in the County of Monmouth, to or near Usk Bridge.... 38pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1814. £35.00
    With a brief Schedule on last page.

  208. Newport PARTICULARS of the Free Fully-Licensed Property The Griffin Hotel... to be Offered for Sale by Auction... December 12th, 1928. 2pp., 4to, traces of folds. 1928. £10.00

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  209. Attleborough ARITHMETICAL FAIR COPY BOOK of George Myhill, Attleburgh. Manuscript on 172 pages in 4to notebook, marbled boards, half calf, spine and corners rubbed, inner hinge broken. Consists of numerous problems relating to business, in sections headed 'Commission', 'Tare and Tret' 'To Find the Interest for Days', etc., with the workings shown neatly... together with... ARITHMETIC by Mastr. Geo. Myhill. 1854 & 5. 4to school exercise book, marbled boards, half calf, calf chipped at spine, front inner hinge broken. Very decorative calligraphic lithographed title page with birds, quill pens etc., with name added in ink at the centre. 'Bills of Parcels'. 70 pages of fair copied mathematical questions, showing the working of problems under headings such as 'Compound addition' etc. The titles of the sections are in decorative script at the top of the page but there is a separate title page for 'Bills of Parcels' which has been lettered in very attractive decorative capitals presumably by George. 2 items. c1860. £65.00
    'How much should be paid for insuring � on goods from London to Jamaica at three and three quarter guineas, policy 5/6 P Cent?'

  210. Aylsham ABSTRACT OF THE TITLE of the Revd. Robert Rackham to an Estate in Aylsham. 4p., folio, held at corner with tape. 1856. £18.00
    Details title from 1785 - 1856.

  211. Banham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Small Estate of Arable and Pasture Land... Residence... Agricultural Buildings... the property of the late William Spruce... to be Sold by Auction June 24, 1880. 3pp., folio, docket title, completed memorandum on verso. 1880. £12.00
    One lot only, 1p. are 'Conditions of Sale'.

  212. Chalk Hill Works, Norwich CATALOGUE of H. Thompson & Sons Ltd., Manufacturers and Merchants. Specialities: Meat Safes, Baths & Toilet Ware... Travelling Trunks... Hardware... July 1938. 265pp., plus Index. Cloth covered boards in bold green and red design, size 11" x 8". Cloth darkened and rubbed at spine. 1838. £45.00
    Very well illustrated, with prices. Includes kitchen equipments, cake moulds, sugar dredgers, ice-cream makers, brooms, hearth furniture, corkscrews, kettles, heaters, ovens, poultry appliances, scales. The section of aluminium wear at the end is printed on yellow paper.

  213. Great Dunham & Great Fransham AN IMPORTANT FREEHOLD AGRICULTURAL ESTATE known as Rookery Farm... Fields House Farm... to Be Sold by Auction June 21st, 1941. 8pp., 8vo, wraps, folding coloured plan. 1941. £12.00

  214. Mattishall PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of Very Desirable Property situate at Mattishall.... to be sold by Auction by Mr. Butcher at the Swann Inn, Mattishall, on Wednesday the 9th Day of August, 1848. Folio, 3pp., including 2pp. Conditions of Sale. 1848. £16.00

  215. North Lynn, Gaywood & South Wootton PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Valuable Freehold Old Marsh & Pasture Land.... in three lots.... Charles Hawkins & Sons are instructed to Sell by Auction at the Globe Hotel, King's Lynn, on Tuesday, May 26th, 1942. Folio, 8pp, plan in pocket at rear, wraps, folded. 1942. £15.00

  216. Norwich TWO BILLHEADS with engraved headings, decorative calligraphy. sm. 8vo, for G. Mingay, Ladies Boot & Shoe Warehouse; Mrs Taylor, Stay & Elastic Bandage Maker. 2 items. 1841-2. £9.00
    Made out and receipted as settled.

  217. Shouldham and Marham PARTICULARS with Plan and Conditions of Sale of Freehold Estate, 6 Dwelling Houses and 17 Cottages... extending to 492 Acres... with Tithe Rent Charge from Lnd at Cavenham... to be Sold by Auction... August 19th, 1919. 16pp., folio, wraps, creased where folded in half vertically. Lacks plan from pocket at back. With detailed schedules. 1919. £18.00

  218. Thompson & Sons Ltd., Norwich SUPPLEMENTARY LIST of hearth furniture. 1957. 10pp., 4to, stapled. Many illustrations of coal hods, pokers, trivets, fireguards etc. Stapled at top edge. Together with cyclostyled price list and coloured flyer. Together with two crudely produced leaflets of Poultry Appliances, 1949, illustrated. Chalk Hill Works. 1949 and 1957. £10.00
    'How quickly the Coal Hod Season descends upon you. Be prepared...'

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

  220. Wymondham and Besthorpe PARTICULARS of Valuable property which will be sold by auction by Mr. Glasspoole... May 15th, 1847... under the Will of Mrs. Ann Burrell, in Four Lots. 3pp., including one page of Conditions of Sale. Folded with docket title. 1847. £20.00
    The properties were copyhold of the Manors of Wymondham Cromwells and Wymondham Grisaugh. Comprised two farmhouses and land in Wymondham, two cottages, and inclosures in Besthorpe.

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  221. Peterborough THE PATENT SAFETY EXTENSION LADDER made only by the Patent Safety Ladder & General Woodworking Company, Peterborough. Advertising card in the form of a large postcard, address and postmark on verso. Size 5" x 7", shows two pictures 'Old Style' with three men attempting to put up long ladder, and 'The New Style' with a painter carrying an extending ladder noncholantly over one shoulder. n.d. c1918? £12.00

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

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  223. Alnmouth PROPOSED NEW HOUSE to be Erected for Bertram Lisle Esq. Architect's scale plan on thick tracing paper, in colour, size 15" x 26", plus margins. Three plans of the three floors. George Reveall Junr., Architect, Alnwick. 1889. £15.00

  224. Bacon's MAP OF NORTHUMBERLAND by John Dower, F.R.G.S. Folding fully coloured map, showing railways and stations, folding into small 8vo boards with decorative printed label. Scale 1" = 3 miles. c1880. £28.00

  225. Bothal, Nr. Morpeth PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of an Important Freehold Estate known as Earsden Hill... about 6 miles from Morpeth... extending to 166a.... An Excellent Homestead... Farm Buildings... Three Cottages.... offered for Sale by Auction... 15th September 1888. 5pp., folio, folded with docket title, coloured plan showing Quarry, School etc. 1888. £30.00
    With detailed Schedules.

  226. Brainshaugh SKETCH PLAN of Brainshaugh Farm. In black and red ink on waxed cotton, size 27" x 19", folds. Shows buildings, field layout with names, acreage and number, River Coquet, weir, Waterside House, drainage shown in red lines... together with... SKETCH PLAN of lands either side the River Coquet north east of Weldon Bridge. Size 22" x 24", folds. Shows River, paths and roads, woods, layout of fields with name, acreage, number, owners of land... together with three smaller basic sketch maps of Low Weldon, and sketch map of Guyzance Village showing 'Present steep and dangerous road' to the village and 'Improved access to the village suggested'. Also shows 'Chapel Ruin' and 'Present right of way to Burial Ground' and 'manufactory' and Brainshaugh. no date, circa 1880. £28.00

  227. Framlington PLAN showing work to be carried out to raise the road near the Angler's Hotel, Framlington. Printed in colours, size 21" x 30", with sections. Scale 20ft. to an inch.. Folds. Attached is a letter from the County Surveyor. 1922. £12.00

  228. Hebron PLAN OF DEMESNE LANDS IN THE CHAPELRY OF HEBRON in the County of Northumberland, belonging to His Grace the Duke of Portland. Manuscript plan in ink on paper, size 18" x 13", folded, some off-setting, couple of small stab holes to adjacent to title. With names of fields, showing acreage, table listing 'Names of Farms', 'Names of Tenants', and acreage. Shows names of the lands, or parishes bordering the Duke's land, occasionally with names of owners. c.1820. £70.00
    Hebron is just to the North of Morpeth.

  229. Newcastle ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Composite map, made up of 4 quarter sheets, Sheets 14 and 15 and sheets to the south. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 38" x 25". Area round Newcastle and to the north hand-coloured in different colours according to area, and neatly titled ' Prestwick', 'Dinnington', etc. A few repaired marginal tears. O.S. blindstamp 1902. £30.00
    Covers Newcastle, Blyth, Sunderland, Morfet.

  230. Otterburn CLOSEHEAD QUARRY Proposed Alteration to Line of Authorised Tramway. Sketch plan on waxed cotton, scale 208 ft. to an Inch. Size 17" x 16", folds. Shows Closehead, roads, stream, wells, wood, Whinstone Dyke, authorised Double Line and Proposed 24" Gauge single line in red. With stamp of County Surveyors Office... together with... Closehead Quarry. Plan Showing Amended Position of Stonebreaking Plant. Scale 1/2500. Size 18" x 14". 1919-20. £16.00

  231. Tynemouth (Manor of) LETTER to the Duke of Northumberland from William Lorame. 4p., 4to, very neatly written. Says he has, as requested by the Duke, been to Tynmouth 'enquiring into all the Concerns of the Estate of Mr Roger Otway of Preston who dyed lately there without heires'. Lists the papers he is sending (for example a copy of the Customs of the Manor of Tinmouth). Mitford. Augt. 1st 1705. £48.00
    Says that Otway has been 'attempting by these instruments the breaking in upon the Tenures of the Coppyhold Estates of the Manor... contrary to the Customs...' There is a problem about the 'embleamts. as Corn & Grain.' Suggests the Duke consult Sr Orlando Gee, or other of the Duchesses trustees during her minority, and old Court Rolls.

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  232. Little Chesterton, near Bicester 12 HEAD OF CATTLE, CART MARE, 14 Pigs, Agricultural Implements, Dairy Utensils... To Be Sold by Auction by Messrs Jonas Paxton & Geo. Castle on the Premises, on Thursday, October 1st, 1874 at Twelve o'clock.... Poster, size 20" x 15", couple of short tears, a few foxing spots in heading. E. Smith and Company, Printers, Bicester, 1874. £22.00
    Includes an extensive list of the items in the sale, including furniture and furnishings in the farm-house as well as stock.

  233. Oxford Great Ram Fair CATALOGUE OF 40 OXFORDSHIRE-DOWN SHEARLING RAMS for Sale by Auction.... Bred by and the Property of Mr. E. Gillett, Cote House, Bampton... August 10th, 1892. Catalogue printed on card, 4p., size 6" x 4", names sire and sire of dam, reference to Sires giving purchasers, where and when purchased and price... together with... Card, size 3" x 4", printed with details of Banbury Fair, Auction of 25 Superior Oxford Down Ram Lambs bred by W. Reading, Langford, Lechlade... together with... Catalogue of Rams for Sale by Auction... Banbury Fair... 1917. 3pp., sm. 8vo. 3 items 1892-1917. £18.00

  234. Steeple Barton EXTRACT FROM THE AWARD of the Commissioners acting under an Act of Parliament for dividing and enclosing the common fields.... within the parish of Westcott Barton... within the Liberty of Middle Barton in the parish of Steeple Barton... in so far as relates to the Allotments in lieu of property of Samuel Churchill a Bankrupt. Manuscript, 26p., folio, docket title. Paper watermarked 1838. £30.00
    The Act dated from 1796.

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  235. High Ercall EXTRACTS FROM MS. relating to the Parish of High Ercall. Transcript, so titled in 4to notebook, 37p. n.d. c1920. £12.00

  236. Higher Ercall DECLARATION OF TRUST by John Rodenhurst the elder of High Ercall, saying that of a � mortage Thomas Edmonds and others to himself, 𧷤 is to be taken for his son John. 1p., 4to, signed and witnessed. 1802. £10.00

  237. Oldbury, Nr. Bridgnorth PARTICULARS AND PLAN of a freehold Messuage, and Buildings, arable and pasture land... for Sale by Auction, Nov. 4th, 1882. 2pp., folio, folded, docket title on verso, full page coloured plan, slightly spotty at edges. 1882. £18.00

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  238. Bath Auction PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Business Premises Situate on the Main Road at Twerton-on-Avon, near Bath, Which Will be Offered for Sale by Auction... April 29th, 1901. Includes Stanley House, Stanley Cottage, Shop, and Stables. Folio, 1p, plus Conditions, folded with docket title. 1901. £10.00

  239. Bath Auction PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of 13 Johnstone Street, Bath, To be Sold by Auction, by Messrs. Hawkins & Son, At the Porter Butt Hotel, Bath, On Monday, April 2nd, 1883. Folio, 3pp. (including 2p. Conditions of Sale), folded, few ink splashes and numbers. 1883. £10.00
    With description of house.

  240. Bath PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of Nos. 8 & 9 Orange Grove, Bath.... Powell & Powell will Sell by Auction.... 22nd Day of March, 1853. 1pp., printed on blue paper in a variety of decorative type-faces, docket title on adjoining leaf. 1853. £12.00

  241. Bath POSTER advertising Auction on the Premises on 8th Day of July, 1874, of 'All that Substantially-Built and Commodious Residence, No. 5 August Place, otherwise Augusta House, Lyncombe Hill, commanding extensive and picturesque views... on the Same and Following Days Will Be Sold The... Household Furniture and Contents... In Drawing Room - Suite of Rosewood Furniture, 6 octave Grand Pianoforte by Broadwood.... Size 40" x 25", folds, some creasing at folds. Keene, Printer, Bath. 1874. £25.00
    With description of house, and list of contents room by room.

  242. Bonnor (T), drawn and engraved by BURTON PYNSENT. The Seat of the Countess of Chatham. Copper-plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 7" x 10", plus margins. 1786. £25.00
    From Collinson's History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset.

  243. Bonnor (T), drawn and engraved by ILMINSTER. Copper-plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 7" x 10", plus margins. 1791. £20.00
    From Collinson's History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset.

  244. Clark (W), (Collinson, Rev. J) A SHORT DESCRIPTION OF THE TOWNS, PARISHES, HAMLETS AND MANORS IN THE COUNTY OF SOMERSET Within the following Hundreds; (Vol. I) Abdick and Bulstone; Andersfield; Bemstone; Brent cum Wrington; Brewton, Cannington and Bath Forum; (Vol. II) Chew, Carhampton, Chewton, Crewkerne, and Frome, Part of Hillhouse Liberty, Liberties of Cranmore and Witham Friary; (Vol. III) Hundreds of Frome, Glaston Twelve Hides, Hareclive and Bedminster, Houndsborough, Berwick & Coker. W. Clark Bristol 1827. Manuscript in a neat hand, 3 volumes, 12mo, 294 pages in all, title page with neat capitals. Full diced calf, gilt, gilt panels on spine, morocco label on spine with title 'Somerset'. There is an index in each volume, referring to families as well as villages. The villages in each hundred are described in alphabetical order. The manuscript is a transcript of parts of Collinson's 'History of Somerset'. However there are some amendments to Collinson, bringing it up to date, in respect of the figures for number of houses and inhabitants in the parishes, for example in the section of the manuscript on Kenton Malreward Clark has information on inhabitants whereas Collinson has none: 'the number of houses is 34 forming a long street in the shape of an L and of Inhabitants 196'; this is also true for Cadbury South, Compton Pauncefoot. For other villages Clark has upped the number of inhabitants and houses. 1827. £270.00

  245. Crowcombe ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XLVIII.16 Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Edges bound in green tape. Roads, buildings and water features hand coloured. Two brown marks in left margin from old sellotape, a couple of light splash marks. Zincographed and Published 1888. £18.00
    Covers most of Crowcombe, Flaxpool, Roebuck Farm.

  246. East Coker and North Coker MANUSCRIPT PLAN on waxed cotton. Size 35" x 24". In ink and a few pale colours. Shows streets (names), buildings, fields with their names, woodland and orchard indicated with small trees. Each plot numbered. Covers area from 'Pendomer', Lyatts Hill and Crockers Well in the south to 'Wraxall' and 'Key Copse' in the north, extending just beyond the Yeovil parish boundary. A small piece of cotton has been glued to the map on the right to accommodate the extreme east of the parish (bounded by a stream). This added piece has some silverfish damage where it is folded over, along about 2", slightly affecting one road. No date. c1870? £75.00
    Shows Coker Court, The Pound, New Inn, North Coker House, Poor Allotments, Factory, Ford Mill, Burton House, Burton Farm, Saw Mill, Willow Bed, Bag Factory, etc.

  247. Greenwood (C & J) MAP OF SOMERSET Sheet VI only from the large-scale map. Size 26" x 24", fully hand-coloured. Scale bar and Explanation. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Tear at right hand edge into blank surface of map, 4" long, and another 1" tear at margin, both neatly repaired on verso. Bottom edge rather dusty. 1822. £50.00
    This is the bottom right hand corner of the map, covering Glastonbury, Milborn Port, Yeovil, North Parret.

  248. (Lansdown, Henry Venn) CHARLECOMBE CHURCH, NEAR BATH Monochrome watercolour, unsigned, size 10" x 13" (painted right to the edge of paper), in card mount, overall size of mount 17" x 23". Shows chapel with figures in front, cows sheltering under tree. c1850. £100.00
    Very atmospheric, rather dramatic scene, with a thundery sky. Henry Venn Lansdown was the author of 'Recollections of the late William Beckford'. Meehan used similar watercolours by Lansdown from his own collection to illustrate 'Famous Houses of Bath and District'. This watercolour is not signed, but is very much in his style, and came from a collection with similar pictures which were signed.

  249. Lower Vexford, Elworthy TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets LIX 3 & 4. Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 37". Linen-backed. Roads, buildings, water features hand-coloured. Sheet LIX.4 has some brown splashmarks and some slight dustmarking. Zincographed 1888. £18.00
    Covers Lower Vexford, Elworthy, Hartrow House, Elworthy, Willet House.

  250. Martock QUITCLAIM whereby Harnadge(?) Stracheleigh resigns any interest in the Manor of Witcombe in favour of William Every of Cothay, Kittisford. Vellum, 29 lines in a neat hand, in English. Size 11" x 10", signed and witnessed, wax seal. 1616. £70.00
    The Stracheleigh (or Strachley) family apparently claimed an interest in this Manor through marriage.

  251. Lechmere family MANUSCRIPT RECIPE BOOK with name on flyleaf 'Mrs Lechmere's Book'. 138 pages of recipes in a vellum bound book, size 8" x 6", front inner hinge broken, vellum separating from spine. Includes pickles, preserves, puddings, cheesecakes, soups, fish, meat, a few odd remedies such as 'Opening mixture by the late Dr. Woodward of Bath', 'A receipt for scurvy'. 55 pages of the recipes are in the original neat mid-late 18th century hand, the others are in two slightly later hands, and credit women who have passed them the recipe, such as Lady Egerton, Mrs Patteshall. On a recipe from Mr Westfaling is the note 'Mrs L. put 3 gallons 2 quarts water five pints strawberries 20 pounds sugar. Made July 30 1812.' 1812 and earlier. £250.00
    Recipes include 'To Pickle Barberry's', 'To Preserve Bona Magnam Plums', 'Bath Buns', 'Froth for floating islands', 'To stew Carp', 'To pot lampreys'. The strangest recipe is 'Artificial asses milk' which involved boiling pearl barley, snails and ground ivy, then mixing with cows milk, to be drunk warm. The recipe for preserving currants involved burying the pots in a shady part of the garden.

  252. Pawlett and North Petherton POSTER advertising auction sale on October 23rd, 1946 of Pasture and Arable land in Pawlett and North Petherton. Size 22" x 17", folded. 1946. £9.00

  253. Rowe (George), Printer and Publisher LITHOGRAPHED VIEWS OF SOMERSET. 11 tinted lithographs. Tissue guards, size of each view approx. 8" x 11", overall size of book 11" x 15", early unlettered half calf, cloth boards, slightly rubbed to edges, occasional foxing. Cheltenham: George Rowe, c1848. £250.00
    The views are:- West Front, Wells Cathedral (this view is not by Rowe, but published by T. Green, Wells); St. Cuthberts, Wells; The Bishops Palace, Wells; The Chapel and Ruins of Great Hall, Bishops Palace, Wells; Doorway, Glastonbury Abbey; St. Joseph's Chapel, Glastonbury Abbey; St. Mary and St. Josephs Chapel, Glastonbury Abbey; Cheddar Church; The Cheddar Cliffs (3 views);

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

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

  256. Himley INVENTORY AND VALUE of the Outstock Implements of Husbandry Corn Fodder and other Effects of Mr Cartwright at Himley Taken Novr. 8th, 1804. 12p., rough paper wraps 1804. £28.00
    'Horse Captain 9 years old, Spavin'd & Single Eye', 'Horn Lanthorn & 2 hay Forks', 'oats & Fletches in a Rick'.

  257. Tamworth, Lichfield GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Fully hand-coloured map, scale 1" to 1 mile, Sheet No. LXII N.E., size approx. 12" x 14", plus margins, key in margins. 1901. £26.00

  258. West Bromwich ARCHIBALD KENRICK AND SONS LIMITED West Bromwich, England. Ironfounders and Enamellers, Manufacturers and Patentees. Established 1791. Catalogue for 1899. 166pp., cloth-covered boards, size 11" x 9", gilt title, inner front hinge broken, cloth worn at edges of spine and corners. Decorative title page, view of works, view of offices, Index. Items are illustrated on the right-hand page, with prices and description on the facing left-hand page. Comprises Enamelled Holloware (saucepans, kettles etc.); Tinned Holloware; Coffee, Spice, Drug Mills; Household Ironmongery (irons, trivets etc.); Builders' ironmongery (door knockers, letter boxes, Gothic handles, latches, Gothic hinges, casement stays etc.); Outdoor Ironwork (scrapers, garden seats, stable fittings); Cabinet furniture (handles, castors, cupboard knobs). Waterlow & Sons, London. 1899. £80.00
    Christopher Dresser is supposed to have designed items for this firm.

  259. Willenhall ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE FROM JOSIAH PARKES & SONS Manufacturers of Locks, Latches, Keys and General Hardware. Very well illustrated catalogue, with prices, size 12" x 10", plain cloth-covered boards rubbed at edges and at spine, some small splits in cloth at edges of spine, cloth faded, title on spine faded, front inner hinge weak. 228 pages, plus title page, index, and photograph of their stand at a 1903 exhibition. Large, very bold illustrations in black and yellow (indicating brass) of locks, padlocks, door furniture, Suffolk latches, bedstead knobs, many kinds of keys, shutter turns, hasps, Gothic handles, door knockers, tivets, hammers, etc. Blenkin & Ward, Typo., Wolverhampton. n.d. c1910. £75.00

  260. Wolverhampton PARTICULARS WITH PLAN of the Desirable Freehold Residential Property, known as "Waterdale," Compton Road.... Which Messrs Nock & Joseland will Sell by Auction... Oblong folio, slightly creased where folded, with 2 illusts, 6pp, large coloured folding plan. 1909. £18.00

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

  262. Beccles PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Cottages and Buildings, Shoemaker's Shop, in Long's Yard, Ravens Meer, Beccles, for sale by auction... 31st October, 1876. 3p., small folio. 1876. £10.00

  263. Henstead Estate, Wrentham PARTICULARS of the Henstead Estate, and Henstead Hall Mansion, Manors of Henstead, and Henstead per Pounds and Poynings.... Sundry Contiguous Farms, Forming together one of the most desirable and complete Estates in the County; The Property of Charles Barclay, Esq. M.P... which will be Sold by Auction.... 20th June, 1828.... 5pp., sm. folio, plus docket title, folded. 1828. £45.00
    Contains a brief description of the Mansion, with sizes of different rooms, 'a Vinery 40 feet by 14 feet', gamekeeper's cottage and school, etc., and a few lines on each of the farms, with tenant, acreage, details of leases etc.

  264. Wrentham POSTER advertising Auction sale at the Spread Eagle Inn of A brick and tile built sash-fronted messuage licensed as a Beer House called the King's Head... also the Blacksmith's Shop adjoining, with the two bricked forges... Three brick and tiled cottages... Size 20" x 14", folds, brownish off-setting of lettering. 1846. £22.00

  265. Yoxford, Peasenhall PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Desirable Farm at Peasenhall, Accommodation Lands at Yoxford... to be sold.... July 12th, 1860. 3p., folio, folded with docket title, folded the wrong way across title, outside dust-stained. 1860. £10.00

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  266. Chertsey AN ACT to enable His Majesty, to grant the Inheritance of certain Manors.... in the Parishes of Byfleet, Weybridge, Walton, Walton Leigh and Chertsey.... to His Royal Highness Frederick Duke of York.... Pages numbered 197-207, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1804. £12.00

  267. Ripley, Ockham, Great Bookham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No XVIII S.W. etc. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", linen-backed, folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. Contours in red. Edition of 1919. £20.00

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  268. Eastbourne PROSPECTUS for West Hill House School. 6pp., 8vo. Lists subjects, staff, exam results, long list of Referees. c1898. £10.00

  269. Heathfield PARTICULARS PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Hugletts Farm... for Sale by Auction... October 24th, 1922. 5pp., 4to, folding coloured plan loosely inserted. 1922. £16.00
    Included two cottages.

  270. Rogate OBLIGATION BOND Richard Ridge of Rogate, Gentleman, to John Ridge of Subbington in Hampshire, for 𧶀. Manuscript, 1p., small folio, blank conjoint leaf with docket title. Signed and witnessed, black wax seal. 1765. £22.00

  271. Whatlington and Mountfield PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF..... FREEHOLD ESTATE together with Home Place and Dorrels and Hoath Farms, Whatlington and Mountfield.... comprising 206a. 1r. 23p.... A Gentlemen's Superior Residence.... first rate Stabling, Modern Farmhouse, Five Cottages.... To be Sold by Auction by Nicholas, Denyer & Co at the Mart, Tokenhouse Yard, London, on Friday, June 10th, 1904. Large coloured folding plan, 2 photographic illusts, 7pp, original printed wraps, fold. 1904. £22.00

  272. Worthing MAP OF WORTHING. Coloured folding plan, dissected and mounted on linen, size approx. 26" x 42", including margins, scale approx 5" to 200 feet, few spots to verso, otherwise clean. Folding into marbled endpapers, and contained within a gilt titled roan slipcase. No imprint, c.1880. £100.00
    A detailed map showing houses, buildings, railway line, parks, with street names, etc.

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  273. Hampton in Arden LEASE of half an acre of land next to Knole Wood, John Weetman of Rowington, Yeoman, to Thomas Cheshire of Hampton, Yeoman. Large vellum sheet, engraved heading with coat of arms, small wax seal. Vellum browned and spotty, but legible. 1749. £14.00

  274. Holbeche family COMMONPLACE BOOK the names 'Helen and Fanny Holbeche, Sutton Coldfield' in decorative script on flyleaf. 4to album, full blindstamped calf, gilt, lacks spine, calf very rubbed. Contains manuscript poems, puzzles, rebuses, riddles, etc., with a few drawings, engravings tipped in. Paper watermarked 1827. £120.00
    Includes: 'Parody on a pack of Cards' with 12 hand-painted miniature cards stuck on in a pattern; a paper painted with two lines of decorated capital letters which when folded reads 'Kiss Me', 3 pages of 'Questions' such as 'What is your disposition', 'Shall you be Married', with 20 possible answers to be chosen for each of the 14 questions. Original poem 'Written with a Pair of worked Pole Screens with Lilies, Roses & a Thistle', someone has written in pencil at the bottom 'Lines written by Aunt Sarah Screens worked by Helen & Fanny for brother John and his wife Anne'. Tipped in near an poem about a boat trip at Scarborough is a very fine engraved trade card of Joseph Baker, Wine Merchant, Cliff, Scarbro, size 3" x 5", fine view of the bay taking up the whole card, and on verso a list of Port, Claret, Hock etc. available; two pages about a time when their chimney was swept by a boy, with a cartoon-like illustration showing the chimney, and before it a trial with the various people named as 'Queen's evidence', 'Chief Justice' 'accessory 1' . On the facing page is a humourous piece mock-legal piece citing the 'chimney of the office of Messrs. Holbech & Willoughby for unlawfully allowing a climbing Chimney sweeping boy to climb the aforesaid chimney this morning...' An Act of 1834 had said that no child under 14 was to go up a chimney.

  275. Leamington PARTICULARS of Freehold Dwelling-Houses situate in Leam Terrace and Clarendon Crescent and Valuable Freehold Building Land in Newbold Lawn, Leamington, to be Sold By Auction... July, 1867. 2pp., folio, plus full-page hand-coloured plan, docket title on verso. 1867. £22.00
    The houses were 'Albert House', 'Sussex House', and 'Clantarf House'.

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  276. Bacon's COUNTY MAP OF WILTSHIRE With Alphabetical List of Principal Towns, Villages and Railway Stations. Cloth backed, printed in black, red and green. Folding into green printed wraps with picture of cyclists. 4pp. index at front. Light crease in front wrap. c1920. £9.00

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

  278. County Rate LIST OF PARISHES AND PLACES with the Amount of Present Assessment and of The Rateable Value... Proposed to be Adopted for The New Assessment... 8pp., 8vo., title page as front wrap. 1844. £16.00

  279. Devizes PARTICULARS of a Valuable Freehold Residential Property, Building Sites, Dwelling-Houses, Shops & Premises.... 2pp. folio, folded with docket title, large folding plan, hand-coloured in outline, showing 'Spitalcroft' in detail, loosley inserted. 1875. £24.00

  280. Draycott Foliatt and Liddington PARTICULARS of a Freehold Estate Comprising About 318 Acres.... Farmhouse and All Requisite Buildings Pleasantly Situate in The Parishes of Draycott Foliatt and Liddington.... within a short Drive of the Swindon Grand Junction Station on the Great Western Railway; Which will be Sold by Auction...19th June, 1845. 3pp folio, folded, double page lithographed plan. 1845. £32.00
    Comprises Draycott Foliatt Farm, and two Meadows in Liddington called Breach Meads.

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

  282. Marlborough PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Freehold Hotel and Premises known as the Castle & Ball Hotel... commanding an extensive frontage to the High Street... for Sale by Auction, 23rd October 1886... 3pp., folio, folded, docket title. 1886. £14.00

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

  284. Poulshot, etc. THE REMAINING OUTLYING PORTIONS of the Wiltshire Estates of the Right Honble. Walter Long, M.P., in the Parishes of Poulshot, Potterne, Seend, Hilperton, Semington, Great Hinton, Melksham, Steeple Ashton and North Bradley. For Sale by Auction.... 17th May, 1911. 50pp., 4to, stiff wraps. First Day's Sale. Numerous small photographs of properties throughout the text. Lacks the maps from the pocket at the back. 1911. £30.00
    Includes Barleyhill Farm, Townsend Farm, Church Farm, in Poulshott; Hag Hill Farm and Stranger's Corner Farm, Watts Farm, Portway House, in Great Hinton

  285. Rodbourne Cheney PARTICULARS Of a Valuable Freehold Estate known as Northleaze & Even Swindon Farms.... for sale by Auction.... 18th June, 1870. 4pp., folio, folded, large folding hand-coloured plan. Docket title slightly foxed. 1870. £28.00

  286. South Marston PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF A VERY SUPERIOR FREEHOLD DAIRY FARM AND ESTATE.... Late the Estate of Henry Kinneir, Esq. deceased. Most desirably situate in the pleasant healthy Village of South Marston.... Comprising Ninety Acres.... Will Be Sold By Auction, By Mr Taylor, At the Auction Mart, opposite the Bank of England, On Tuesday, the 18th Day of January 1820.... 2pp., folio, folded, plus full page plan. 1820. £40.00
    Slight confusion by the printer it has 'Great Marston' on the docket title, and 'South Marston' on the title.

  287. Tisbury PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Valuable Next Presentation to the Vicarage of Tisbury, Situate about Three Miles from Font Hill, Two Miles from Wardour Castle.... Which will be Sold by Auction.... 7th April, 1847.... 3pp., folio, traces of folds, with docket title and memorandum on verso of second leaf. 1847. £28.00
    Included the Vicarage of Tisbury with Rent Charge etc., and the Parsonage House and extensive Gardens. Apparently a large proportion of the population were 'of the Catholic persuasion'.

  288. West Stowell PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Unusually Attractive Residential Estate distinguished as 'West Stowell', Complete Stabling, Chaise House & Outbuildings surrounded by Park-like Pleasure Grounds Very Desirable Farms and Seven Laborers' Cottages.... which will be Sold by Auction.... September 5th, 1878. 6pp., folio, folded, large coloured folding plan. 1878. £30.00

  289. Wheatley (William Walter) BISHOP CANNINGS Watercolour of the church, in soft light brown and grey tones with good detail of the architecture, attractive framing of the view in trees, small figure in foreground. Initialled. Size 10" x 15", painting completely filling paper, in buff mount. c1860. £200.00
    William Walter Wheatley (c1811-1885) was a prolific painter of antiquities, churches, and old buildings in Wiltshire and Somerset. He worked for various patrons including George Weare Braikenridge. Thought to have been born in Bristol, he lived for a time in Rode, and later in Bath.

  290. Wheatley (William Walter) LONGLEAT HOUSE Watercolour, size 13" x 19", initialled, painted right to the edge of the paper. View of the house across a stream, many deer on lawn, swans on stream, sunset behind which is reflected in the water, flock of geese in sky. Mounted on buff card mount, with margins of approx. 2". Title on back 'Longleat, seat of Marquis of Bath'. c1850. £250.00
    Good architectural detail of the house, perspective on deer and swans slightly odd. William Walter Wheatley (c1811-1885) was employed over a period of ten years by Francis Weare Braikenridge, the Bristol antiquarian, to record old houses, churches, monuments and antiquities. Wheatley was born in Bath, lived for a time at Rode in Somerset.

  291. Winterbourne Monckton AN ACT for Inclosing Lands in the Parish of Winterbourne Monckton, in the County of Wiltshire 32pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1813. £17.00

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  292. Alvechurch, North Bromsgrove ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS AND PLANS of the Outlying Portions of The Hewell Estate situated in Barnt Green, Cofton Hackett, Alvechurch & North Bromsgrove... The Beautiful Wooded Hills Forming part of the Lickey Range... Fishing and Sporting Rights on the Upper Bittell, Lower Bittell and Cofton Reservoirs... to be Offered by Auction... September 25th and 26th, 1919. 78pp., folio, stiff card wraps, cloth spine, three large folding coloured plans in pocket at back, 14 photographs tipped in, lacks one photograph (of Peewit Castle). 1919. £65.00
    With Historical Notes on Cofton Hackett, Cofton Hall, Lickey Hills. Includes High House Farm, Callow Hill Farm, Cooper's Hill Farm, Alvechurch; Bittell Farm, Barnt Green; Cofton Richards Farm, Cofton Hall.

  293. Bromsgrove COPY FEOFFMENT of messuage and tenement with garden and orchard in Bromsgrove, John Chance the Elder of Timber haugh to Walter Bradley. Vellum, size 22" x 26". Vellum uniformly browned, but legible. Copy, with no seals or signatures. 1641. £18.00

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  294. Aysgarth ASSIGNMENT of a mortgage for 500 years for securing 𧴜, William Baines of Marton le Moor to Messrs. Heslop and Henry of Ripon. Vellum, size 25" x 31", two wax seals. Refers to the Low Inn at Askrigg in Aysgarth. 1812. £16.00

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

  296. Diggle (James) Borough Engineer HEYWOOD CORPORATION. In Parliament. - Session 1883. Map, Shewing the Parliamentary Limits of Water Supply. Scale 1" to a mile, size approx. 19" x 15", plus margins, hand coloured, key showing Population supplied with water for each area. short tear to one margin, neatly repaired to verso, feint water stain at bottom corner. 1883. £26.00

  297. Dix (Thomas) THE COUNTY OF YORK divided into its Ridings with their Subdivisions, Exhibiting the whole of the Mail, Direct and principal Cross Roads, Rivers, Navigable Canals, Rialways And The Parliamentary Divisions. Engraved map, mounted on linen but not dissected, folded, size 23" x 28", wapentakes coloured in outline. Heights of hills top left, Market Towns, Reference to Wapentakes top right, fine view 'South East View of York' bottom right, title and Explanation, scale bar bottom left. Some slight wear at two points at central fold, one place with a small hole in paper and linen, small tear in paper only at bottom margin. The margins have been trimmed to the border, so there is no cartographer's name: this may have been originally on a slipcase label. c1820. £70.00

  298. Doncaster PROSPECTUS of the Donkaster Newspaper, Brothel Letting, Swindling Shoplifting and General Blackguardism Company, Capital ٢,000 in 4,00 Shares... Directors Mr Marrowbone Trotters... Satirical broadside, presumably an attack on the Doncaster press. Size 10" x 7", some tears at edges, repaired tear with some slight wear, without loss of letters. c1866. £22.00
    'The Company have purchased the Copyright of The Roughs Guide... being published under the title of The Roughs Guide and Rogues Herald, the first number of which will be issued on Friday June 1st, 1866.'

  299. Halifax GROUP OF SMALL BILLS made out to Mrs (Widow) Gill. 9 small bills completely in manuscript, the largest being 5" x 7", and dated Halifax, 1st Nov. 1787, made out for fine black calico, and cotton, with a note from H. Lister, the supplier 'I hope the calico will please I think it a very good price and good colour...'. Other bills are for medicine ('vomiting Draught' etc.), drapery items, 'Japand Basses', 'Silver Labels' etc. 1787-9. £10.00

  300. Huddersfield CORPORATION REDEEMABLE STOCK CERTIFICATE Printed on stiff paper in bluish ink size of plate mark 10" x 13", decorative border with three corner medallions illustrating Huddersfield buildings, one medallion left blank. Probably a printer's proof. Palmer, Engravers, Manchester 189-. £12.00

  301. Langcliffe AN ACT for Dividing and Inclosing certain Stinted Pastures within the Township of Langcliffe... 12pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. Separately paginated, leaf with docket title. Attractive headpiece with flowers and fruit. 1789. £22.00

  302. Melbourne AN ACCOUNT OF WOOD Sold by me off the East Wood upon Lady Vavasour's Farm Melbourne. Lists name of purchaser and price, for example 'Wright, Everingham... 9s', 'Snell, Pocklington... 4s'. Feb. 1st 1845. Written on both sides of sheet 13" x 4"... together with... Expences of Cutting Wood in East Wood March 17 1838. Small 8vo slip listing 9 items, name of person, dates worked and rate per day, plus ale expense. Signed as settled by C. Horner, Woodman. 1838-45. £16.00
    'There was many small Poles used for Farm & many Poles cut up for fencing...'

  303. Pickering, York THREE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Scale 1" to 1 mile. Three part sheets, one half sheet covering Redcar, Helmsley Moor, and two quarter parts covering Pickering and Ampleforth, York and High Hutton. Each linen-backed and folding into small 4to marbled endpapers. Borders on two sides. Parkland and roads hand-coloured. 1878 and c1890. £25.00

  304. Pontefract RECEIPTS William Hepworth, Esq., Pontefract. 14 receipts, manuscript, for money received of John Crossley of Scaitecliffe by W. Hepworth. Mounted on hinges in stiff marbled wraps, label on front wrap with printed decorative border and title 'Receipts. William Hepworth, Esq., Pontefract'. Impressed tax stamps. 1838-9. £22.00
    Hepworth is listed in Pigot's Directory of 1834 as residing at 'Horse Fair', Pontefract. A John Crossley lived at Scaitcliffe Hall at this time.

  305. Saddleworth Moor ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 271. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Two small areas, around Diggle New Mill and Hull Mill 1854. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1870. £30.00
    Covers New Delph, Upper Mill, Blakeley Moss Reservoir, Pudding Real Moss, Harrop Dale.

  306. Sowerby Bridge ACCOUNTS of the Sowerby Bridge Evening Schools Committee, Session 1893-94. Single large 4to sheet, printed on one side only, with account for three schools showing fees received, expenditure on salaries, etc. 1894. £9.00

  307. Thornton, near Bradford PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Freehold Farm, Together with Barn, Mistal, Stable, also a Messuage (in ruins) known as 'Alderscholes Farm'... to be Sold by Auction, 26th September, 1902. 3pp, sm. folio, printed wraps, folding coloured plan. 1902. £16.00

  308. Whitby THE LOST LETTER To the Editor of the 'Ruswarp Reviews'. Satirical broadside, size 17" x 11", folds, heading in large typeface, in support of the Liberal candidate, purporting to be a letter from the Tory cause in which the Liberal rival is admitted to be 'a gentleman... of high standing and influence... a practical agriculturalist on the Model Farm System... The Very Man for Whitby'. Refers to the transfer of the Whitby and Pickering Railway. n.d. c1859. £30.00
    'You will see we have made the Shipping Interest our 'Hobby'; it takes well with Owners, - a no very intellectual class... who make the Captains their slaves; the Rope Makers, Sail Makers &c, their tools, and the Club Agents, Secretaries and Ship Brokers, their dupes; as is mostly the case in small Seaports...'

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    Channel Islands

  309. 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

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  310. Irish Governors AN ACT to continue.... An Act to empower the Lord Lieutenant, or other Chief Governor or Governors of Ireland, to apprehend and detain such Persons as be or they shall suspect for conspiring against His Majesty's Person and Government.... Pages numbered 33-35, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1803. £11.00

  311. Irish Public Accounts AN ACT to provide for the speedy and regular Examination and Audit of the Public Accounts of Ireland.... Pages numbered 521-532, disbound, Act of Parliament. Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1812. £10.00

  312. Irish Rebellion AN ACT to continue.... An Act for the Suppression of Rebellion in Ireland, and for the Protection of Persons and Property of His Majesty's faithful Subjects there, to continue in force until Six Weeks after the Commencement of the next Session of Parliament. Pages numbered 37-38, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1803. £10.00

  313. Irish Window Tax AN ACT to grant to His Majesty an additional Duty on Dwelling Houses in Ireland, in respect of the Windows or Lights therein. Pages numbered 485-486, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1810. £12.00

  314. Irish Workers AN ACT to prevent unlawful Combinations of Workmen, Artificers, Journeymen, and Labourers, in Ireland.... Pages numbered 877-887, small folio, black letter, disbound, ex-lib. with a couple of indelible stamps, slight stain to foot of one leaf, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1803. £12.00

  315. Palace of the Archbishop of Dublin AN ACT for vesting the capital Messuage, with the Appurtenances, situate in Kevin Street, in the City of Dublin, called The Palace of the Archbishop of Dublin at Saint Sepulchre's, in His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors..... Pages numbered 611-613, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1804. £12.00

  316. Porter (William), Dublin, Printer THE IRISH FARMERS' JOURNAL and Weekly Intelligencer. August 24, 1816. 4pp., size 13" x 10", woodcut of man ploughing below title. The main articles are not specifically of Irish interest, but there is a report of the trial of cotton workers who burned a house at Carrickfergus, advert for 20 named horses to be sold at Freffans, Co. Meath, house to let on the Liffey at Kilcullen etc. Some light browning patches on first page. 1816. £18.00

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  317. Daniel (John), arranged by THE NATIONAL PSALMODY OF THE CHURCH OF SCOTLAND A Collection of the most esteemed Psalm and Hymn Tunes Adapted to the various Metres of the Psalms & Paraphrases &c used in that Church... the Whole Newly Arranged for Four Voices.. Book of music, with words, each page lavishly decorated with cherubs, harps, angels, people in church, abbeys, willows, etc. Drawn by Madeland, lithographed. With Dedication to the Provost of Montrose. Very decorative title page, Preface, 4p. on performance, 2p., Contents. 112 pages of psalms. Original boards, size 10" x 14", half calf, gilt label to front board, gilt harps on spine, calf rubbed at edge of spine and corners. November 1842. £45.00

  318. Dumfries BILL of Andrew Low & Son, House Sign and Ornamental Painters, Gilders, Glaziers, Paper Hangers &c. Imitations of Woods & Marbles Neatly Executed. Made out to Messrs. Marshall, Joiners. 2p., folio, printed heading in decorative lettering. Jan. 1856 - May 1857. £14.00
    Includes 'set of Drawers painted Mahogany', 'press & small chair painted oack, back of Press papered'.

  319. Dumfries DISPOSITION concerning the sale of a tenement on the North side of the Friar Vennell in Dumfries, John McFarlane, late Serjeant in Collonel Hill's Regiment, and Jean Tailor daughter of John Tailor, deceased, Deacon of the Wrights of Dumfries, to Robert Johnston, Thesaurer of the Burgh of Dumfries. 7p., sm. folio, written in a neat hand, sheets slightly browned at edges. 1756. £14.00

  320. Edinburgh AN ACT to regulate and secure the Debt due by the City of Edinburgh to the Public; to confirm an Agreement between the said City and its Creditors; and to effect a Settlement of the Affairs of the said City and the Town of Leith. 30pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1838. £12.00

  321. Indian Cholera in Scotland AN ACT for the Prevention, as far as may be possible, of the Disease called the Cholera, or Spasmodic or Indian Cholera, in Scotland. Pages numbered 57-60, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1832. £12.00

  322. Jedburgh RECEIPT whereby James Scott, Writer in Jedburgh, confirms that he holds 'Writes' for the Lands of Swanshiell, and that he has made copies to send to Mr Elliott writer in Edinburgh. He says he will give other writings to Janet Grieve Heiress of Swanshill when she has settled her account. Manuscript, small folio. Signed by Scott and witnessed by James Oliver, Schoolmaster at Hobkirk(?), and another. 1747. £10.00

  323. Scottish Mussels AN ACT for the Protection of Mussel Fisheries in Scotland. Pages numbered 893-894, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1847. £11.00

  324. Stanford's Geographical Establishment MAP OF ENGLAND AND WALES Showing the Areas of the Principal Electrical Power Companies. Geo. D. Atkin & Co. Colour-printed map, size 34" x 42", dissected and mounted on linen. 2 and three quarter inches to 20 miles. Folding into green cloth boards, size 11" x 7", gilt title. March 1933. £55.00
    With key to colour shading for 9 Electrical Companies.

  325. Stirlingshire COPY CERTIFIED RENTAL of the Estate of William Murray Esq. of Touchadam & Pitlochie in the Parish of St. Ninians and the Shire of Stirling on 21st October 1772. Copy, made 1818. 6 double-page spreads, with columns for 'Possessions and Possessors', 'Money Rent', 'Meal', 'Total Rent' etc. Lists properties in the Barony of Touchanam, Cowie, Balquhidrock, and 'Old fues before 1691 disjoined...' etc. Manuscript, neatly written throughout, sewn at left edge. 1818. £55.00
    Attestation at the end refers to 'the process of Disjunction'.

  326. Uphall, Linlithgow EXTENSIVE SALE OF GROWING CROP Draught Horses, Farm Stocking, and Household Furniture, at Powflatts.... To be Sold by Public Roup.... The Crop consists of about 6 acres of Wheat, 10 do. Barley.... 3 Draught Horses, 2 Mares, 10 Milch Cows.... Poster, size 11" x 9". Traces of folds, small piece torn from margin, some repaired edge tears, some slight wear near central fold. 1841. £12.00

  327. Uphall, Linlithgow EXTENSIVE SALE OF GROWING CROP Draught Horses, Farm Stocking, and Household Furniture, at Powflatts.... To be Sold by Public Roup.... The Crop consists of about 6 acres of Wheat, 10 of Barley.... 3 Draught Horses, 2 Mares, 10 Milch Cows.... Poster, size 11" x 9". Half-inch tear in paper at centre with slight wear, small piece torn from right margin, not affecting text, folds. 1841. £14.00

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  328. Corwen ALBUM of Jenny Jones, Dinmael. Album with calf boards, lacks spine. Contributions from various friends etc., including poems in Welsh. Various poems by people from Council School, Corwen, 'I Jenny', 'Y dyn gwaethaf' etc. Includes photograph of Corwen, a few drawings, page with 'Requisit contents of a Lady's Dressing Case', with lift up flaps, e.g. 'Lip Salve' when lifted shows 'Truth', 'Best Rouge' - 'Modesty'. Many blank pages. 1903. £24.00

  329. Darton (W) A NEW MAP OF NORTH WALES Divided into its Six Shires and The Parliamentary Divisions. Engraved map with outline colour, size 22" x 27", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo cloth-covered boards, decorative gilt title with globe, leaves etc., on front board, which is detached, lacks spine. Long description under the title, Explanation, List of Market Towns and Market Days, scale bar, coloured border, fine dramatic engraved view of 'Snowdon Mountain', size 8" x 10", bottom left, showing figures in a valley near a lake, looking towards the peak of Snowdon. (1822). £130.00
    The view is taken from Loutherberg's aquatint in 'Romantic and Picturesque Scenery of England and Wales'.

  330. Philip & Son PHILIPS' SCHOOL-ROOM MAP OF WALES Based on the Ordnance Survey Map. Colourful map, showing relief, size 45" x 37", dissected and linen-backed, folding into paper endpapers. Brass eye-lets at top for hanging. 1950's £12.00

  331. Ruthin Rural District Council JOURNAL OF INSPECTOR OF NUISANCES 1900-1907. Three ledgers, size 10" x 14", half parchment boards. Approx. 100 double-page spreads, with printed columns for situation of property, owner and occupier, conditions requiring comment etc., action taken. Approx. 400 cases in each ledger. 1900-1907. £65.00
    Cases include disinfection after diptheria and typhoid fever, discharging of drains onto roads, delapidated roofs, fencing of shaft at mine, defective water supply etc.

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

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  333. 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. £55.00
    The lands whose revenues were to be used to support the foundation were mainly in the West Country.

  334. Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Bedfordshire Sheet XXXV N.E. and sheets to south and west. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 26" x 38", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo wraps, Stanford label. Contours in red. Edition of 1925. £26.00
    Covers Harpenden, Redbourn, Flamstead

  335. Bonnard (G.C) TAVOLA SINOTTICA Della Grammatica Inglese. Double folio sheet with grammatical summary on left, pronunciation in 42 points on the right. Attractive heading in decorative typeface. Tip. Olivieri. n.d. c1840, or earlier. £18.00

  336. Cambridge and Suffolk PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Valuable Freehold Estate Consisting of Fee Farm Rents issuing out of Estates in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk..... Which Will be Sold by Auction.... 19th day of March, 1824.... Single folio sheet, listing rents in two columns, listing 28 premises in Cambridgeshire and 11 in Suffolk, with Owner and Rents Payable. On verso are Conditions of Sale and Docket title. Folded. 1824. £38.00
    Properties include Ashley Manor, Boxworth Manor, Fishing at Benwick, tenement in Petty Cury (Petticura), Trumpington Manor, etc

  337. Canada and London LETTER OF ATTORNEY of Henry and Elizabeth Wright of Shelburne in Nova Scotia, Administrators of the will of Richard Crawford late of Halifax in Nova Scotia, Lieutenant in His Majesty's Navy, deceased, appointing William Birch of Wallbrook in London to recover debts and receive payments on their behalf. Manuscript on two pages, folio, signed by the Wrights. On the third page is an attestation by Colin Campbell, Notary Public in Shelburne, with his large papered seal showing a highlander with sword and shield, the wax having left a brownish stain. 1816. £34.00

  338. Canada DIARY of R. Chadwick, Chicantini, Canada. Diary size 5" x 2", published by Canadian Pacific Railway News Service, with 15pp. of maps. Only the first four months are filled in (with some days missed). Notes time in the area near Laturiere...'Went up to Camp Rondo at 7.30 a.m... Culled upstream in morning until 2 o'clock. 6,000 logs... fell out of sleigh coming down'. He seems to have been engaged in logging, in very cold weather '30 below again'. At one point he gets frost bite in his feet. 1914. £18.00

  339. Cases of Forgery AN ACT to abolish the Punishment of Death in Cases of Forgery. 6pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament... together with... AN ACT to amend an Act... for the further Prevention of forging and counterfeiting Bank Notes. 1p. 1837 and 1852. £14.00

  340. Cheffins's MAP OF THE ENGLISH & SCOTCH RAILWAYS Lithographed map, size 27" x 22", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into sm. 8vo cloth boards with faded printed label. Railways hand-coloured, coast shaded. Inset map of Principal Railways in Scotland. A previous owner has added some railways, such as the North Devon, in brownish wash colour, with the name of the railway, and a manuscript key. There are two smudges of this brownish colour in the English Channel just off the Kent coast, each smudge about 2" x ", and a small light smudge near the title. Inset 'Map of the Principal Railways in Scotland' top right. Fourth Edition c1855. £45.00
    Shows lines open, under construction, and projected.

  341. Cider and Perry AN ACT for continuing the Duties upon Malt, Mum, Cyder, and Perry in that Part of Great Britain called England, and... Scotland... 30pp., plus cover leaf. Decorative initial letter. Last two leaves with foxing spots. 1728. £14.00

  342. Coinage AN ACT to prevent the counterfeiting any Copper Coin in this Realm made, or to be made, current by Proclamation, or any Foreign Gold or Silver Coin... 5pp., disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. Sewn at margin. 1797. £10.00

  343. Coinage AN ACT for the Punishment of Offences in the Colonies in relation to the Coin. 2pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1853. £9.00
    Relates to importing false coin into the Colonies.

  344. Cricklade Saint Sampson and South Cerney Estates PARTICULARS OF A VERY COMPACT AND DESIRABLE ESTATE, Comprising A Dairy and Grazing Farm, bounded by the River Thames with an Excellent Newly-Built Farm House, 92 acres.... and a Valuable Estate of 26 Acres. Which will be sold by Auction.... the 25th of October, 1844. Folio, folded, 3pp, plus fine double-page lithographed plan. 1844. £40.00

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

  346. Devon and Somerset ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXIV.6/LXVII Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 37". Second Edition 1905. £13.00
    Shows Exebridge Works, Exebridge, Cattle Market.

  347. Dukes of Sussex and Cambridge AN ACT for enabling His Majesty to settle an Annuity of Twelve thousand Pounds on His Royal Highness the Duke of Sussex, and a like Annuity of Twelve thousand Pounds on His Royal Highness the Duke of Cambridge, during His majesty's Pleasure. Pages numbered 2p, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. 1802. £9.00

  348. Education CYPHERING BOOK Written by Mr. Jno. Petree. Jan. 1850. School exercise book. Printed title page with decorative border, with name filled in in manuscript, above large vignette view 'High Level Bridge, Newcastle upon Tyne'. 140 pages (all pages are completely full) of mathematical exercises, mainly trigonometry, with numerous diagrams. Neatly written throughout. Half calf, marbled boards, calf on spine and at corners rubbed. 1850. £60.00

  349. Education CYPHERING BOOK/EXERCISE BOOK of Emily S. Sanders, South End House. May 1845. Book size 10" x 15", half calf, paper covered boards, spine rubbed at edges, corners rubbed, calf split at outside joint. Title page with name and place, as above, written in very decorative block letters. 24 pages, beautifully written throughout, with large headings in a variety of decorative calligraphic styles, each leaf with tissue guard. Comprises: Sovereigns of England France and Scotland; origin of the word 'Money' in very large shadowed block letters (letters with decoration of leaves, dots, etc., inside); Comparative Chart of the Principal Rivers of the Eastern Hemisphere, and of the Western Hemisphere; Specimens of Phonographic Writing; Origin of the Corinthian Order, with four fine pencil drawings; Coral Insect (Poem); View of the Planetary Orbits, with diagrams in pen; Comparative View of the lakes of the Eastern Hemisphere, and of the Western Hemisphere (two maps finely drawn in ink); Coral Islands. 1845. £125.00
    South End House may be the name of a school.

  350. Education FAIR COPY EXERCISE BOOK of Bessie Williams Feb. 29th - Sept 26th, 1864. 30 pages of poetry, copied out in a very neat hand, each poem with Bessie's name and the date at the bottom. 4to, yellow paper wraps, chipped and worn at corners and top and bottom of spine. Some blank pages at end. 1864. £20.00

  351. First World War FOUR POSTCARDS Sepia photograph 'Guns upon the mole', 'Protected German Coast batter', 'English man of war Thetis blockading the sea-port', 'English torpedo boat Intrepid'. 'Star' top left and on verso. Line down backs. c1918. £7.00

  352. Fisheries AN ACT to continue several Laws relating to encouraging the Fisheries carried on at Newfoundland and Parts adjacent.... to the further Suport and Encouragement of the Fisheries carried on in the Greenland Seas and Davis's Streights... 4pp., small folio, disbound. 1801. £9.00
    The text refers briefly to continuing an Act 'for further encouraging and regulating the Newfoundland, Greenland and Southern Whale Fisheries...'.

  353. Frome, Yeovil and Weymouth Railway PRINTED FORM of Application for Shares. 1p., 4to, folds. Not filled in. 1852. £8.00
    '22,000 Shares of 㿅 each...'

  354. Gloucestershire and Worcestershire Roads AN ACT for repairing and widening the several Roads, from the Town of Tewkesbury to Coscomb Gate, and from Isabel's Elm to the Top of Gotherington Hill, in the County of Gloucester, and from Tewkesbury to a Farmhouse, called The Old Blue Bell... from Market-house in Cheltenham, to the Turnpike Road from Burford to Gloucester, near a Tree called Pewsdon Ash... Cover page + 44pp, small folio, Black Letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1756. £15.00

  355. Grand Junction Canal LETTER dated Grand Junction Canal Office, Surrey Street, Strand, April 5 1810, to Rev. Sandys, saying his name is entered for one share 'in The New Canal, and the fraction of 2 and 5/8 Shares in the Grand Junction Canal'. 10 lines, 1p., 4to, conjoint leaf with address, circular postmark. On verso are some notes in a tiny hand by Sandys re. shares in 'the intended New Western Junction Canal'... together with... Two letters from E. Barnard, saying he will nominate him to his share, and a letter from Rob. Gwilt, at Surrey St., with circular 'A.A.P 27 1810' postmark, saying his name has been put on the list of subscribers for the proposed canal, and a letter from Praeds about his shares. 5 letters in all. 1810-11. £24.00
    The Western Canal referred to is possibly the Grand Western Canal - work started in 1810.

  356. Great Western Railway IN PARLIAMENT SESSION 1886. ESTIMATE OF EXPENSE 8pp., folio, gives estimates for cutting, bridges, viaducts and railways described in the Bill. 1886. £16.00

  357. Gun repair BILL of Charles Gill to Henry Stevens for gun repairs. 4to sheet, listing sums paid 'for a new stock', 'for a tricker and touchole'for a thume pice', 'for repering the outher Gune', etc. Signed by Light as received. 22nd Octr. 1738. £18.00

  358. Hampshire, Berkshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet covering Stockbridge, Basingstoke, Newbury. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 23" x 29", plus narrow margins. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding to large 8vo. No borders, no sheet number (this is Sheet XII). Main roads coloured in buff, county boundaries shaded with a thin line of colour. Very small owner's name stamped on linen on verso. c1820. £68.00
    This corresponds to Margary State 4.

  359. Ivory Coast, Guinea, Sudan, Togo MAP Croquis du Sahara et ses Regions Limitrophes au 1.000.000e. Dresse par the A.O.F. a Dakar en 1926. Map printed in black, blue, brown and pink, size 18" x 80", plus margins, composed of several sheets butted together. 1" = approx. 25 kilometres. Heliograve et imprime par le Service Geographique de l'Armee en 1928. £35.00
    Goes from Jebba in Nigeria in the east to Makump in Sierra Leone in the west


  360. Jamaica WOODHALL PLANTATION the Property of Walter Lawrie a Minor, In Account with John Biggar, his surviving Guardian. 1818. Debit and Credit Account on one side of large sheet (size 16" x 20"), folds. Ruled in columns in red, neatly written throughout. On the left are items debited, dated between August and December 1818. 41 items listed on 'Dr.' side. Includes sums for shad, flour, codfish, herring, fresh beef, e.g. 'Dec. 23. a Hogshead of Codfish... 6 Barrels Herrings... Freight of ditto from Port Morant & Wharfage...', 'paid Thos. Blakely for 103 Gallons Rum at 4/: & 300 lbs Sugar at 75/: from Nutts River Estate..', 'a Firkin Butter 61 lbs at 2/6... Freight per Sloop Two Friends 40/; & Wharfage 10/:...'. Also notes '6 new Picks & steeling...', Doctor's bill, Book keeper's Salary, and 'Poll tax on 153 Slaves at 6/8 & 2 Stock at 1/8... Parish Tax on ditto...', 'Land tax on 725 Acres...' 'Quit Rents on 725 Acres...', currency sent via the Sandwich packet, with premium and stamps thereon. On the 'Cr' side are listed various 'jobbing accounts' for different estates, for example 'By rec'd from James Forsyth amount of jobbing account against Middleton Estate 1817', (Estates mentioned include Nutts River, Clifton Hill, York, Hallhead, Lyssons), amounts received from two individuals for negro labour, 1817, '3 Coffee Tierces supplied to Mount Champneys', '280 yds. Oznaberg' (a fabric, possibly for workers' shirts) supplied to Ladyfield, etc. Signed at Kinston by Biggar. 1818. £140.00
    Docket title on verso 'Accompt Current. Jamaica Estate. 31 December 1818.'

  361. Kent, Surrey, Essex ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Composite map, size 36" x 37", dissected and mounted on linen, border all round. Folding into 4to cloth-covered boards, marbled endpapers. Printed from an Electrotype taken in 1867. £65.00
    Covers east London, Romford, Rochford, Headcorn, Cranbrook, Godstone.

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

  363. Lake District ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 39. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 18", dissected and mounted on linen, marginal information pasted to endpaper. Some roads in three sections inked in red, light red blot at top edge. 1898. £14.00
    Covers Windermere, Kendal, Sedbergh.

  364. Lizars (W) ENGLAND. With All The Railways. Engraved map, counties hand-coloured in outline, railways named along the route, size 32" x 21", linen-backed and folding to 12mo, some off-setting, two old ink blots in Irish Sea, small hole in linen where folds meet, at two places, one very slightly chipping paper. Lacks front board. 1840's. £60.00
    Railways in the West do not go beyond Exeter.

  365. London, Kent VALUABLE FREEHOLD AND LEASEHOLD PROPERTIES which C. & F. Rutley are Instructed to Sell by Auction... May 6, & May 14, 1902. 18pp., folio, plus completed memorandum. Large folding coloured plan. Slight wear at spine. Horizontal fold. 1902. £24.00
    Includes Globe Wharf, Mile End; Houses in West Brompton; shops and Kilby's Livery Stables in Caterham Valley; sea-side residence in Beaconsfield Terrace, Hythe.

  366. Manuscript poetry COMMONPLACE BOOK with the armorial bookplate of Augustus Terry Clarke. 4to album, full diced calf, gilt, flap with barass clasp, flap parting from edge of front board, with sections of calf at edge of flap shipped away. 71 pages of manuscript poetry in different hand, many blanks at end. Two leaves have been clipped out. Bound in is a very competent drawing of a mill by a river, on thin card. Paper watermarked 1824, entries dated 1828 - 60's. £110.00
    The poems have presumably been contributed by family members, some contributions are probably original, for example 'Ben Broad-brim was a Quaker stiff/About the middle size/A snow-white starch'd cravat he wore/His coat had no buttons behind or before/For it fasten'd with hooks and eyes' G.O.C. (someone has added 'larke' in pencil. Most have been initialled, and someone has written the full name below. Family names are Clarke, Ladbrooke, Terry, Broughton. Includes Amy Clarke, Achareidh; Montague Augustus Clarke; L. Jones, Ashurst Park.

  367. Mappin & Webb Ltd. SPORTS TROPHIES, CUPS, MEDALS, PRIZES Catalogue. 40pp., 4to, card wraps with fine embossed silver lettering and large embossed illustration in silver of 'Daedalus and Icarus' the Burgoyne Aviation Trophy. Many illustrations showing silver cups, caskets, bowls, statuettes, challenge shields, tankards, medals for sports and competitions, including golf, rowing, bowls, shooting medals and spoons. 5 pages at the back show ordinary stock items. Small stain at bottom of front wrap. 1925. £45.00

  368. Middlesex, Hertfordshire, Surrey ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Composite map, size 45" x 38", dissected and linen-backed, folding into cloth-covered 4to boards, marbled endpapers. Shows West London (as far east as London Bridge), Princes Risborough, St. Albans, Crawley, Bramshot. With hachures. Border all round. Printed from an Electrotype 1871. £90.00

  369. Middlesex, Stafford, Worcester VALUABLE PROPERTIES Shares in Salt Works, and Policy of Assurance To be Sold by Auction... at the Swan Hotel, Lichfield, 30th June, 1843. Single folio sheet, printed with headings in a variety of type faces on one side only, small repaired tear in margin, traces of folds. 1843. £22.00
    Properties include building in Lincolns Inn, the corner house of Serle's Place and Carey St., formerly Serle's Coffee House, now Chancellor's Head Tavern... seen houses in Lichfield, 50 Shares in the Droitwich Patent Salt Company.

  370. New Zealand Shipping Company ABSTRACT LOG of the barque 'Loch Doon' and the barque 'Loch Trool'. Manuscript in 4to notebook, stiff wraps, as follows: (i) Abstract of the Log of 'Loch Doon', a 95 day passage from London to Wellington, then to Newcastle, New South Wales, and on to Valparaiso 'October 25th... towed into Valparaiso harbour came to Anchor at 5.30 p.m. all well thank God after a passage of 42 days'. Then they sailed back to Falmouth 'on the 27th January 1883 with 8,631 sacks Nitrate weighing 26.530.25 quintals.' 15 pages in tabular form, with date, longitude etc., the other 18 pages are remarks on winds etc., and 'General Remarks', for example comparing the relative dangers of the Cook Straits and the English Channel, etc. (ii) The Barque 'Loch Doon' from Liverpool Bound for Adelaide, then back to Falmouth. July 2nd 1883 - 27th March 1884. 11p in tabular form, 11p of remarks, mainly about winds, with the occasional comment 'all this week an American ship has been in Company. She was on the 6th 102 days out from 'Frisco for Liverpool...' 1883-84. £240.00
    The ships of the 'Loch Line' were owned by Sproat of Liverpool, and were chartered by the New Zealand Shipping Company, taking emigrants and cargo to New Zealand. The 'Loch Trool' of 1400 tons was the flagship of the line.

  371. North East England, Eastern Counties (N) TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets 3 and 6. Scale quarter inch to 1 mile. Covers in blue and buff showing motor-cyclist reading map, coat of arms below. Cloth-backed. 2 items. Third Edition. c1930. £14.00

  372. Norway, Russia PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM with commercial and amateur photographs of Norway, Moscow etc. Album size 10" x 12", half calf, front hinge broken, spine rubbed. Includes fine photograph of a large group of passengers on 'S.S. Ceylon 1896' (title in manuscript), size 9" x 11", 'Return of Nansen, Christiania, showing large procession, views of Tromso, North Cape, Trondjeim, Bergen, Stockholm; two fine full plate coloured views of St. Petersberg, and two of Moscow, with titles printed in Russian. Other views include Dresden, Rome, Edinburgh. 1894-6. £70.00

  373. Poor Childrens Indentures AN ACT to render valid Indentures of Apprenticeship of Poor Children and others, made upon improper Stamps, upon certain Conditions; and to indemnify all Persons who may have incurred Penalties thereby. 2pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1801. £9.00

  374. Railroads of The United States SEE AMERICA Leaflet for European visitors, issued by the Railroads of The United States, Canada and Mexico and The Pullman Company. One sheet, folded to tall 8vo. On the back of the leaflet, which has descriptions and photographs (including views inside a Pullman Sleeping Car and plan), is a map size 26" x 31", printed in bright colours, covering Canada and America, from Edmonton and Quebec to Mexico City and Cuba. There are coloured pictures all over the map depicting local sights, industries, wildlife etc. Bottom right is a 'Table of One Way Distances.' Poole Bros. Inc., Chicago, 1936. £35.00

  375. Ramsay (A.C) GEOLOGICAL MAP OF ENGLAND AND WALES by Andrew C. Ramsay, F.R.S. & G.S., Local Director of the Geological Survey of Britain and Professor of Geology at the Government School of Mines. Hand coloured folding map, size 36" x 31", folding into 8vo cloth covered boards, gilt insignia of Letts, Son & Co. on front board, cloth at edges of spine rubbed, split down one edge of spine. With key, 6 sections. An extra manuscript key at bottom left, with some extra information added, three notes in ink, and a few in pencil added around the coast, for example at Tees Bay by the Rock Salt deposits the owner has written 'Near North Ormsby 1344 feet down they are putting out 3000 tons a week, Sir Lowther Bell estimates the deposit at 100 million tons...' 1877. £130.00

  376. Royal Mines AN ACT to Prevent Disputes and Controversies concerning Royal Mines. 4pp., small folio, plus cover leaf, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1693. £45.00
    A paragraph at the end states that nothing in the Act shall alter 'the Charters Granted to the Tinners of Devon and Cornwall, by any of the Kings and Queens of this Realm...'

  377. Salisbury, Blandford, Dorchester Roads AN ACT for more effectually repairing the Roads from the Top of Harnham Hill near New Sarum, through Blandford and Dorchester, to Askerswell Hill, and from Harnham Hill aforesaid to a House called Master Baker's Farmhouse, in the Counties of Wilts and Dorset. 9pp, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1828. £12.00

  378. Somerset and Devon NOTES ON THE MILITARY CAREERS of members of the Corfield and Blundell family. Two large folio printed forms, with column headings for Name, Season of appt., Ensign or 2nd Lieut., Captain, and higher ranks, and Services. Notes in manuscript for George Snow Blundell, Frederick, Charles and Alfred Corfield, William D'Oyly Burgh. No date. Probably compiled c1900. £24.00
    Detailed information on their service in the Army in India, for example among the exploits of Frederick Corfield 'He was given command of 20th N.I. 7th March 1842 and commanded it throughout the 2nd Sikh War 1848-9 including the crossing of the Cherrab river and the battles of Chillianwala & Goojerat, medal with 2 clasps.'

  379. Somerset and Wiltshire HOULSTON'S New Map of Bath, Chippenham and Neighbourhood. For Toursits and Cyclists. Colour-printed map size 18" x 27", linen-backed, folding into 8vo boards, gilt title on front board. Cloth boards slightly spotty. Small split in linen at edge along one fold. Bacon & Co. c1900. £18.00

  380. Stanford's Geographical Establishment MAP OF ENGLAND AND WALES Showing the Areas of the Principal Electrical Power Companies. Geo. D. Atkin & Co. Reproduced from the Ordnance Survey Map. Colour-printed map, size 34" x 42", dissected and mounted on linen. Scale 10 miles to the inch. Folding into green cloth boards, size 11" x 7", gilt title. March 1933. £55.00
    With key to colour shading for 15 Electrical Companies and coloured borders for 11 Schemes.

  381. Surrey, Berks. ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 269. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 14" x 20". Linen-backed and folding into sm. 8vo marbled wraps. c1880. £15.00
    Covers Windsor Great Park, Staines, Bray.

  382. The Spectator Ltd. THE QUEEN'S BEST MONUMENT And Other Articles, Notes, Poems, And Letters On The Queen. A Memorial Reprint From The Spectator. 79pp. 8vo, printed wraps. 1901. £8.00

  383. Wiltshire, Berkshire and Gloucestershire PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Important Freehold property of the late Wm. Crowdy, Esq., of Highworth, Wilts, comprising nearly 400 Acres of the Best Land in the Vicinity of The Great Western Railway... Westrop House The Family Residence with Lawn and Pleasure Gardens extending to Five Acres... opposite are 26 Acres of Ornamental land... Two Freehold Houses facing the High Street... Trinity Close with Fish Pond and Plantation... together with various Farms, Lands, Water meadows... situate in Stratton, South Marston, Shrivenham, Watchfield, Hannington and Lechlade.... Which will be sold by Auction.... November, 1846. 13pp., folio, folded. Finely printed. Prices added in ink. 1846. £45.00
    Attractive type-faces on first page.


  384. World Tour ACCOUNT BOOK G. W. Dewhurst. Nove 1884 - March 1886. About 17 months' tour round the world. Account book, paper-covered boards, size 7" x 5", broken brass clasp, titled as above in manuscript on the front board (in the same hand as the contents). Paper chipped at spine, inner joint broken. 53 double page spreads, showing cheques, draughts from Hong Kong & Shanghai Bank etc., received, on the left page, and expenses on the right. Neatly written througout. 1884-1886. £85.00
    His route is: London-Bombay-Darjeeling-Lucknow-Colombo-Melbourne-Christchurch-Batavia-Shanghai-Kobe-Kyoto-Tokyo-New York (and other places inbetween). At Tokyo he lists 'Fare to L'pool $420'. Obviously a wealthy tourist, as he does not appear to be engaged in any business activities. He seems to enjoy hunting, shooting and playing billiards and racquets. He buys momentoes such as 'silk screens', 'Japanese Curios', 'necklaces', 'shawl', and regularly 'flowers' and 'cheroots'. In India one week he spends 36R on shooting expenses, elephants and coolies, and buys a horse, which he later sells.

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