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County Theatre, Bedford GOLDILOCKS Charles Denville presents his Spectacular Xmas Family Pantomime... Les Trios Farlows from the Folies Begere Paris... Playbill on card, size 15" x 10", printed in four colours with picture of Goldilocks and bears. early 1950's. £10.00
Felmersham, Thurleigh, Milton Ernest ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet VII S.W, VII S.E etc. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo, cloth endpapers. Water features hand-coloured. Two areas of land shaded. c1890. £24.00
Morden (Robt.) BEDFORDSHIRE Engraved map, uncoloured, size 14" x 16", title cartouche. Central fold. Sold by Abel Swale, Awnsham & John Churchill c1700. £36.00
¶ From the 1695 edition of Camden's 'Britannia'.
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Reading, Abingdon ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 31" plus margins, very wide margins at sides. With watermark, 'J. Edmunds Wycombe 1829, Not Bleached'. 1829. £46.00
¶ Covers Oxford, Faringdon, Henley, Reading.
Sandhurst Manor AN ACT for vesting in His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors, certain lands or Grounds, formerly Part of the Wastes of the Manor of Sandhurst, in the County of Berks, freed and discharged of Commonable and other Rights. Pages numbered 1065-1079, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1812. £12.00
Thatcham DEED OF BARGAIN AND SALE of messuage and tenement and four acres of arable, occupied by Anne Brooke, widow, in Coldropp in the parish of Thatcham, John Taylor of Basingstoke, Cordwainer to William Kyme of Basingstoke, Currier, and Walter Blanch, Clothier, all of Basingstoke. Vellum, 15" x 26", 43 lines, in English in an attractive rounded hand. Tag bound with piece of linen but no wax seal. Small area nibbled at bottom edge in blank area. 1637. £30.00
¶ Gives adjoining occupiers. The messuage was bounded on the south by the River Hore.
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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 right margin. c1890. £20.00
¶ Covers Somerville Road in the north, Windmill Hill, Redfield.
Bristol Union Fire Insurance Company INSURANCE CERTIFICATE for Nehemia Newman, Publican, for a dwelling house called the Cross Keys, Stone Timber & Tile... in Temple Street, with a Brewhouse and stable behind under one roof. Size 22" x 17", large decorative heading with a tied bundle of sticks. Details added in manuscript. Folds. 1839. £18.00
Bristol Waggon & Carriage Works SPECIAL LIST FOR COAL MERCHANTS Corn Merchants, Millers.... 4pp. 20" x 12", folds, illustrating 25 types of cart, with prices for different sizes etc. of each model, brief description. Some slight browning at fold on front page. July 1905. £32.00
British Railways WESTERN REGION Bristol Division. Map of lines and stations, covering area from Bewdley in the North to Evercreech in the South. Size 35" x 28", folded, inset map of Bristol suburban railways bottom right. Printed in some kind of early reproduction process, lines coloured by hand in red, some station names shaded in blue. 2" repaired tear at top edge. Stamp of Engineer's Office, Paddington, on verso. February 1963. £12.00
British Railways WESTERN DIVISION. BRISTOL & EXETER RLY. Sheet no. 5. From Ordnance Survey 50" to one mile map, reproduced with early photographic process. Size 26" x 41", folded. Shows the railway line in two parts, one above the other, with nearby streets. Corrected to 1951. £14.00
¶ Shows Malago Vale Works, Bag Works, Smelting Works etc.
Clifton BILL of James Garaway & Compy., Nurserymen, Seedsmen & Florists, Durdham Down Nurseries, Dec. 11th, 1888. 4to,printed heading. Made out to Ilminster Cemetery for cupressus nataliensis, Irish yews, 3 doz. laurels, junipers etc. Receipted over stamp. 1888. £8.00
Clifton FOUR BILLS of The Royal Library, Regent Street, Clifton. New Books, Stationery, Die Sinking, Engraving... Decorative headings with coat of arms, one in blue one in mauve. One made out to Belle Vue School for prizes, the other to Miss Willis for named titles... together with bill of Lewellin Twining & Co., Coal Merchants, Alma Road, Clifton, together with bill for Edward T. Parker, Whiteladies Road, Decorator, Estate Agent etc., both bills with decorative headings. 1888-1906. £9.00
Clifton Suspension Bridge AN ACT for extending the Time for building a Bridge over the River Avon from Clifton to the opposite Side of the River.... 3pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1836. £12.00
Crisp (Henry), Architect HORFIELD PARISH CHURCH Proposed Vestry. Architectural drawing in pen and wash colour, scale 8 feet = 1 inch. Size 10" x 17", plus margins. Shows West Elevation of the church with proposed vestry, floor plan on left with proposed additions in blue, noting Lobby, Lavatory, Surplices etc., with measurements, north elevation on right. Stamp of Henry Crisp, Architect, Clare Street, Bristol bottom right, with date October 12th, 1886 and initial G.H.C. In thick white card mount. 1886. £70.00
¶ The choir vestry was built to commemorate Victoria's Jubilee.
Election Petition SUPPLEMENT TO THE BRISTOL MERCURY Saturday, March 31, 1838. 4pp., broadsheet, containing full report of the Proceedings before the Committee of the House of Commons on the Petition against Francis Henry Berkeley for corrupt election practices. 1838. £14.00
Harvey Barton & Son, Ltd. GEMS OF BRISTOL A Collection of Sepia Photographs. Sixteen tipped in views, size 4«" x 7", description on facing page. Oblong 8vo., original wraps with round view, tear at spine, holes at margin for silk tie, but tie missing. c1918. £8.00
¶ Includes good view of Cabot Tower with sheep grazing in foreground.
Hellier (Elizabeth) QUITCLAIM whereby Elizabeth Hellier of Bristol, Spinster (one of the Legatees named in the will of Elizabeth Symonds) releases to Sarah Dring all her interest in the estate of Elizabeth Symonds. 1p, sm. folio, manuscript, signed by E. Hellier and 2 witnesses, with small wax seal. Blank conjoint leaf with docket title... together with.... 1p document signed by her and the same witnesses, with wax seal, authorising Edward James one of the Proctors of the Consistorial Court of the Bishop of Bristol to appear for her in the said court. 2 items. 1727. £30.00
Horner (Joshua), lith. VIEW OF THE ROCKS FROM CLIFTON DOWN Lithograph from a drawing by S. Jackson, showing a view up the gorge from a view-point near the Observatory, three figures in foreground, Cook's Folly in the distance. Size 7«" x 9", in green card mount. Published by G. Davey, Bristol. Lithographed by Day & Haghe. c1840. £60.00
Kell (Thos.), Lithographer BRISTOL JOINT STATION Temple Meads. Scale 40 Feet to An Inch. Hand-coloured lithographed plan, size 36" x 76", on thick paper backed with linen. Reference with key to colours for Joint Boundary, Joint Running Lines, Joint Sidings, Midland Lines, G.W.R. Lines, Easement. Scale bar, compass rose. With printed 'Notes as to Arches'. Covers area from Bath Parade to South Parade, shows Floating Harbour, New Cut, higher ground shown with hachures, signal boxes, cab shelters, pumping house, G.P.O sorting office, cranes, carriage sheds, fish platform, Hare's Colour Works. Folds, some fraying of paper at folds, without loss, light waterstain along top edge, not protruding onto printed surface. With five signatures. 1906. £110.00
Little (A.W and F), Narrow Wine St., Antiquaries CATALOGUE No. 17 All kinds of Curios, Furniture, Antiquities Bought Sold or Exchanged. 13pp., 8vo., plus illustrated title on front. Catalogues 86 items, each one illustrated in pen by Fred Little. Title page creased and rubbed, staples rusty, some strengthening with document tape in places on a few leaves and at spine. c1920. £17.00
¶ Includes a wide range of objects, with prices, for example 'small brass sundial 3«" square', '3 old Wedgewood Bell Pulls White Figures on Blue 5s each', Chippendale Bedstead from Barrow Court. Carved Wheat Pattern £25'.
Loyal Order of Ancient Shepherds AN INVITATION to become a Member of the Shepherds Guiding Star Lodge No. 1206 (Bristol, Bath and Western Counties District)... held at the Golden Lion, Redcliff Street, Bristol. Leaflet, 3pp., 8vo, with poem encouraging the reader to join the Lodge on first page, financial facts, instructions for joining with payments scale etc., and application form. 1893. £8.00
MANUSCRIPT CHRONOLOGY Manuscript Annals BRISTOL ANNALS comprising two sets of chronology of Bristol in a folio notebook, presumably copied from earlier manuscripts in the first years of the eighteenth century, as follows:- (i) "Catalogue of all the Mayors Propositors Bayliffs and Sherriffs Wch have been in the citty of Bristol: The First whereof began in the First Year of King Henry the Third in anno 1216." 1216 - 1702. On 24p, in 2 ruled columns per page. In the early centuries the lists of names are interspersed with few references to local events, but for the 17th century there are quite long accounts, for example of storms, royal visits, executions, an earthquake, fire, ship wreck, fairs, and local trivia, such as the witch or spirit at Mr Hart's the Glover which "did throw about the bowls pothooks and diverse things and.... it pulled the maid out of the bed and it several times threw water on people.... ". Some of the events parallel those in Adam's Chronicle of Bristol, e.g. "1633. This year the Crane on the back was taken down and new built and it cost above 100l." This is recounted in more detail in Adams. (ii) An untitled chronology, 1217 - 1702, 15p, in the same hand, but not so neatly written. Refers to national and local events. This does not correspond to the first chronology, mentioning quite different events, often in great detail, e.g. "1701. This year goody Pugsley was buried in a ground beyond the 9 trees in St. James with a fiddle playing before her thousands of people beheld her.... when they came to the High Cross they threwed sweethearts among the people there was great Rudeness at her burying.... " At the rear of the book is "An Account of Severall persons that have given guifts to the City of Bristoll for good & charitable uses". 1292 - 1670. There are also 10p, listing benefactors, amount given and to whom, preceded by transcript of 2 wills, Edward Cox, Merchant, 1627, and George White, Merchant, 1634. On 6p. In all 55 pages of manuscript, 12 blank leaves, folio, full contemporary calf, very rubbed, most of spine missing, boards detached. Inscription 'Joseph Whittuck' on front paste-down and 'John Drew' on rear end paper, modern indelible ownership stamp inside front board. Wormhole in bottom corner affecting all leaves, but with loss of only a few letters throughout. Hand writing and watermark suggests the manuscript was written in the first decade of the eighteenth century. c170- £350.00
¶ In the preface to his 'Memoirs of Bristol' 1822-25, Seyer speaks of "A number of MS Calendars or Chronicles.... evidently derived from more ancient copies, transcribed by various hands, having generally a great similarity, but many particular differences.... many have been destroyed, but probably 40 or 50 still remain, chiefly in families of long continuance in Bristol, of which about 20 have passed under my inspection...."
Ministers AN ACT for the more frequent Preaching of the Gospel, and better maintenance of the Ministers in the City of Bristol. 4pp., small folio, black letter. Decorative woodcut initial with cherub, etc., coat of arms at top. Printed by Edward Husband and John Field, Printers to the Parliament of England. 1st April 1650 £60.00
¶ Ordered that the eighteen parish churches should be consolidated into a smaller number, and a tax raised for the payment of the ministers.
New Guildhall LAYING OF THE FOUNDATION STONE Offprint from the Bristol Mirror, describing the ceremony. Folio, single sheet, 2 columns, pencil note 'Given to me by Thomas Garrard, City Treasurer....' 1843. £10.00
Oxford University Press Printer THE FORM AND ORDER OF SERVICE for the Hallowing over the work of the restoration of St. Mary Redcliffe. 25pp., 8vo, printed in red and black. 3rd Nov. 1933. £10.00
Reed (Walter), Printer THE WESTERN DAILY PRESS August 11th, 1902. Broadsheet newspaper, 10pp., size 27" x 25". Folds. Coronation of Edward VII edition. Numerous detailed reports, line drawings. 1902. £15.00
Robinson (E.S & A.) PHOTOGRAPH showing the inside of a factory. Albumen print, size 9" x 11«", mounted on thick card. Shows the length of a large workshop, with about fifty men and girls working at machines, in the foreground are men working on lithographic stones, and girls working on what appears to be a machine for sewing booklets. One man seems to be working on a sheet headed 'Newport Corn & Hay'. There are rows of pulley wheels fixed to spars running along the ceiling. The girls are wearing long white aprons. c1910. £45.00
¶ There is no contemporary title to the photograph, and nowhere in the view is the word 'Robinson' visible. Someone has written on the back in pencil ' E S & & A Robinson, Redcliff St'.
Royal Edward Dock SOUVENIR OF THE ROYAL VISIT TO BRISTOL AND BADMINTON of Their Majesties the King and Queen on the Occasion of the Opening of the Royal Edward Dock, Thursday July 9, 1908. Souvenir on crepe paper, size 14" square, portraits of the King and Queen, with details of route, ceremony etc., coloured border of flags and flowers. Folded, small piece torn from top left margin, very slightly affecting border, some foxing spots in bottom third of paper. Printed and Published by Mrs. Burgess, London. 1908. £18.00
Saint James RECEIPT for payment of a rate levied for repairing the Parish Church and Tower of St. James, and for rebuilding the Vestry-Room. Printed slip, signed by Churchwardens and Collector, manuscript inserts, made out to Mr. Daubeney. Feb. 1804. £8.00
Toys ADVERTISING FLYER Toys! Toys! Toys! Dolls! Dolls! Dolls! Morrison Thomas, 17, Victoria Street, Clifton, and 58 Whiteladies' Road. I am pleased to notify the completion of my arrangements for the Christmas Trade... Dolls from «d to 47/6d... Toys, Games, Cubes, Mechanical etc... Doll's House Furniture and Requisites... Penny Toys... 4to sheet, printed in red on 4to sheet, with picture of a doll top left. Traces of many folds. c1910. £15.00
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Astley family PRESENTATION VOLUME recording subscribers to the gift of a Silver Inkstand to H.J. Delaval Astley on the occasion of his Coming of Age, March 3rd 1909, with list of Residents and Tenant Farmers, and for a Silver Cigarette Case, with names of the Cottage Tenants. 4 card leaves, plus blanks, in morocco bound 4to volume. Written in red and blue. 1909. £15.00
¶ The Ellesborough Golf Club is listed among the first group of Subscribers.
Greatmoor Farm, Grendon 127 GOOD HALFBRED SHEEP, 34 HEAD OF DAIRY CATTLE, Working Horses, Nag and Harness Horse, 5 Fat Hogs, 33 Acres of Capital Growing Crops of Wheat, Beans and Oats..... And the whole of the Agricultural Implements..... of the late Thos. Cooper, deceased, To be Sold by Auction, by Messrs. Jonas Paxton & Geo. Castle, On the Premises, at Greatmoor, on Thursday, August, 12th, 1868.... Poster, size 24«" x 19«", few short tears, and a few small holes where once folded. E. Smith and Son, Printers, Bicester, 1869. £20.00
White Cross Green Wood CATALOGUE OF 51 PLATS OF CAPITAL UNDERWOOD Standing in White Cross Green Wood and in Gardiner's Coppice, Bucks, Adjoining the Road leading from Oxford to Brill, and about 6 Miles from Oxford, The Property of Lady Croke, Which Will Be Sold by Auction, by Messrs. T. Mallam & Son, on Thursday, December 8, 1853, At Mr J. Burrows's the Sign of the Kings Arms Studley.... Poster, size 13«" x 8«", slightly off-set. Printed by H. Cooke and Co., Oxford, 1853. £24.00
¶ 'The young Heirs of Oak must be left uncut and not damaged...'
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Cary (John) A NEW MAP OF CAMBRIDGE Divided into Hundreds, Exhibiting, Its Roads, Rivers, Parks &c. Folding engraved map, fully hand coloured. Mounted on linen, size approx. 19" x 21«", folding into 12mo marbled wraps, inserted in paper-covered slipcase, rubbed at corners. 1808. £60.00
Witcham AUCTION POSTER. To be Sold by Auction, by Geo. Legge at the Plough, in Witcham, On Tuesday, the 30th day of June, 1846.... The following Valuable Parcels of Land.... Size approx. 17" x 13", a few folds. The word 'Witcham' at the top is in a very decorative type face, 'shadowed', and with floral motif within the letters. Clements. Printers, Ely: 1846. £22.00
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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.
Chitterne Saint Mary AN ACT for Inclosing Lands in the Manor and Parish of Chitterne Saint Mary and Chitterne All Saints.... 11pp. 1810. £15.00
Northwich, Sandbach ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXX.N.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. Blue 'Record Map' stamp in margin. Railways inserted to 1891. O.S. blindstamp 1897. £18.00
Sale MORTGAGE in fee of a plot of land and four dwellinghouses situate in Hereford Street, Sale, John Lea to the Trustees of the Seventh Spread Eagle Mutual Benefit Building Society. Vellum, 19" x 25", wax seal. Printed with manuscript inserts. 1877. £12.00
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Bacon's COUNTY GUIDE AND MAP OF CORNWALL From the Ordnance Survey. Folding coloured map, linen-backed, 16pp., guide. Small 8vo boards with label. c1900. £12.00
Besley (H), Exeter, Publisher CORNWALL Map. Size 9" x 11", linen-backed and folding into 12mo boards with label. Scale 2«" = 20 miles. Inset of Scilly Isles, Polling Places, etc. Four small ink spots, some slight browning. c1860. £12.00
Bodmin REPORT ON THE BOROUGH AND TOWN OF BODMIN 2pp., with folding map, coloured in outline. Scale 2" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1832. £24.00
Buck (S. & N) THE SOUTH EAST PROSPECT OF ST. MICHAELS MOUNT IN CORNWALL is humbly Inscrib'd to Sr. John St. Aubyn Bart., the worthy Proprietor and on of the Representatives in Parliament for that County by his much oblig'd and very humble Servants Saml. & Nathl. Buck. Fine copper-engraved view, size 12" x 32", including title and key at bottom of view. Fine close-up, dramatic view of the mount, castle flying flag, with Penzance and Paul to the left, Ludgvan and the town of Marazion with church and house, to the right; wall of the Mount harbour visible on the right with masts of ships docked there, numerous ships and rowing boats, and fishing boats. Small coat of arms, decoratively-printed dedication, and key to 13 places below view. Slight trace of central fold. This engraving has been professionally cleaned. Saml. & Nathl. Buck delin et sculp. Publish'd according to Act of Parliamt. May 24 1739. No. 1 Garden Court Middle Temple. £350.00
Carn Brea BILL of John Mayne, Furnishing Ironmonger, Manufacturing Sadder and General Merchant, Soap and Candle Manufacturer. 4to, printed heading with small vignettes of saddle, horses, made out to South Crofty Ltd., for candles, new covering for Smith's bellows, steam cocks, etc. (16 items in all). 1908. £8.00
Copper Mines TICKETING BOOK for copper sold, mainly at Redruth but also at Truro, Pool and Camborne. With weekly manuscript entries over the period Jan. 11th 1849 - Dec. 28th 1854. 283 double page spreads in a folio ledger, 17" x 8«", 'Copper Ores Sold' on left hand page, with printed columns for 'Mines'(approx. 20 mines listed per page), 'Fine Copper' (weight), 'Price per 21c', 'Amounts' (in money), 'Standard', and 'Each Company's Purchase' on facing page, with columns for 'Purchasers', 'Copper Ore', 'Fine Copper', 'Amounts', 'Name of Companies'. A figure for Average Standard and Average Produce is given weekly. After Nov. 1st 1851 the format changes slightly, the left hand page being usually left blank and purchases only being given, including those at Swansea, with additional quarterly tables for the various companies' purchases. Full reversed calf, corners rubbed, small portion torn from top of spine, calf peeling from back board, morocco lettering piece with title "Ticketing Book. 1849", rubbed. Glue marks on spine where paper label removed. 1849 - 54. £360.00
¶ Among the mines listed are Fowey Consols, Wheal Prosper, Condurrow, Levant, Wheal Agar, Par Consols, Wheal Fanny, Wheal Friendship, Bedford United, Wheal Jewel, Wheal Virgin, South Wheal Basset, Wheal Prosper, North Pool, North Roskear, South Wheal Francis.
Ellis (George), Printers, Bodmin ROYAL VISIT TO CORNWALL 1950 Illustrated Souvenir. Booklet, 12pp., small 4to, many illustrations, and photograph on front wrap. 1950. £8.00
¶ Photos include the royal party at St. Kew Barton Farm, Saltash Station, etc. There are also photos from previous visit (e.g. Lower Ninestones China Clay Works 1947.)
Falmouth ABSTRACT OF THE TREASURER'S ACCOUNTS Borough of Falmouth, For the Year Ending 31st March, 1940. 69pp., together with Abstracts for the years 1945,46,47,48,49,50, 8vo, except for the last two which are 4to. Original wraps. All except the 1940 booklet have approx. 35pp. 1940-50. £12.00
Grade and Ruan Minor ASSIGNMENT by way of Mortgage of the tenements of Kugar and Corleans in the Parishes of Grade and Ruan Minor, Peter Willy, yeoman, to John Gilbert, Farmer. On paper, size 20" x 29", a few small holes at some points where folds meet. 1831. £12.00
Grade GRANT of a freehold tenement in Kugar in Grade, John Medlyn and Philippa his wife to John Randle of three acres of land, two gardens and a dwelling house at Kugar. Two vellum sheets, size 20" x 28", wax seals. Small hole where two folds meet, with loss of two words. Affixed is a certificate relative to acknowledgement of deeds by married women. 1853. £16.00
¶ Includes the right to take away sand and seaweed from Poltesco Cove.
Grade LEASE of the farm and tenement of Gwendreath, and a tenement called 'Park Filly'' situate in the parish of Grade, Thomas Stephens to William Richards. 2p., folio... together with... Assignment of 24/175 parts of the same tenements, N.R. Wearne and W. Carlyon to A. Jenkin. 2p., folio... together with... Appointment of Robert Carter as Trustee in the place of Naboth Stephens of the Agreement for Settlement made in the marriage of Mr. & Mrs Jenkin. 2p. folio. 1884, 1888, 1897. £15.00
¶ Includes rights of turbary and pasture over part of Goonhilly Down.
Gwennap MANUSCRIPT RECORD OF MINING LEASES of John Williams of Scorrier House. Eleven full pages giving details of his setts in mines in the parish of Gwennap, one full page per mine, plus many blank pages. Manuscript in a fine clear hand, written on rectos only. Headings with name of mine written in large letters with decorative calligraphic flourishes. Gives details of grantors of the sett, with description of the land with its boundaries, bound stones, names of mines adjoining etc., date of expiry, dues. In notebook size 15" x 10", marbled boards, calf spine, edges slightly rubbed. Paper watermarked 1818. £135.00
¶ The date 1818 is referred to as the commencement of one of the leases. Mines comprise: Wheal Union; Wheal Maiden; Western Wheal Chance; Eastern Wheal Chance; Carharrock; Wheal Hope in Carharrock; Wheal Jewel Eastern Sett; Wheal Damsel;; Wheal Jewel Western Sett; Wheal Gorland; Western Wheal Jewel.
Helston BOND for £520, Thomas Cock of Marazion and William Rogers of St. Hilary to John Hill of Helston. 52 lines on paper, size 22" x 16", in English, with preamble in Latin. Signed by Cock and Rogers with good small armorial wax seals. Witnessed with attractive signatures. Relates to a messuage with house and garden etc. in Wendron Street, Helston. On verso is a declaration by Thomas's son Robert that he will take over the obligation on attaining the age of 21. 16 lines, signed by him and witnessed. 1718. £30.00
¶ John Hill had begun a prosecution in the Court of the Exchequer against Thomas Cock.
Kenwyn LEASE of house and orchard at Bossore Chapple, with Common of Pasture and Turbary in Bossore Downs ('all Timber Trees of Oake Ash and Elme and all Tin Toll Tin and Tinworkes.... free liberty.... to dig and search for Tin....'), John Wilken of Kenwyn to Samuel Luke, Tinner, of Kenwyn. Paper, 16" x 20", small wax seal. Attractive engraved heading. Folded, a few small foxing spots and small edge tears. 1710. £22.00
Kenwyn OBLIGATION BOND of John Tippett of Kenwyn to Stephen Roberts of St. Agnes. 1p., in Latin and English, signed by Tippett with small wax seal, and two witnesses. Small repaired tear. 1731. £24.00
Lanhydrock Estates PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Freehold Agricultural Estates... within the Manor of Trevills, situate in the Parishes of St. Pinnock, Braddock and Liskeard, and the Borough of Liskeard.... extending to about 726 Acres comprising Three Valuable Pasture and Arable Farms, Tenements, Cottages.... 102 Acres of Woodland. To be Offered By Auction at Webbs Hotel, Liskeard.... 13th April 1912. 20pp., folio, printed paper wraps, four only (of five) large coloured folding plans in pocket at rear. Prices realised and purchasers added in ink by each lot, some slight waterstaining to edges of a few pages and front wrap, back wrap with map pocket detached. 1912. £50.00
¶ Includes Penhole Farm, West and East Trevillis Farms, St. Pinnock, Emlyn's Park, Cricket Field, Stone Yard etc. at Liskeard. The missing plan showed the Liskeard Lots.
Liskeard and Caradon Railway Company AN ACT for conferring further powers on the Liskeard and Caradon Railway Company.... 7pp. 1887. £10.00
Liskeard and Looe Union Canal Company AN ACT to empower the Liskeard and Looe Union Canal Company to construct a Railway from Moors Water to Looe.... 16pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1858. £28.00
Manor of Restormel AWARD OF THE COMMISSIONERS made under 'An Act to Confirm and Enfranchise the Estates of the Conventionary Tenants of the Ancient Accessionable Manors of the Duchy of Cornwall, and to quiet titles....' concerning the commutation of Fines, Fees, Heriots etc. Size 20" x 24", printed label with decoration at corners on front wrap with title ' Assessionable Manors' Commission. Draft Award For The Manor of Restormel.' 2pp. preamble explaining the Award, followed by 3 printed pages, printed on rectos only, printed in columns for Name of Proprietor or Claimant, Description of Tenement, Particulars of the Lands (Field names etc. with measure), Annual Payments, Casual Payments, Sum of Heriot etc., Total, Arrears. In plain paper wraps, cloth spine, wraps detached and scuffed, sewing loose, back wrap frayed at edges. Name 'Preston Wallis' stamped on label. Loosely folded down centre (but not creased). July 1845. £80.00
¶ Tenements include Woodland, Combe, Barn Yate.
Newquay PHOTOGRAPH size 9" x 11", mounted on album leaf. Shows harbour with three boats moored, one with sails up, in foreground, looking across the small bay to houses on cliff. Some slight darkening at extreme bottom edge. Small name impressed bottom left which seems to be 'H. Waren'. c1890. £18.00
Nicholls (G.F) CORNWALL WATER-COLOURS 19 coloured plates, sm. 4to, coloured illustration on front board. A. & C. Black, 1919. £16.00
North Tamerton QUITCLAIM whereby Robert Vacy of Vacy in North Tamerton quitclaims to Richard and Hugh Stevens of Buckland Brewer 'all error... writts of error... touching a judgement obtained against me in his late Majesties Court of Common Pleas...' 1p., small folio, folded, signed by Vacy with small wax seal with impression of a bird, witnessed by three people. 1703. £15.00
¶ The judgment was in 1699.
Penrose (Manor of) SURRENDER of lease of a piece of land at The Gew in Sithney, R. Matthews to Capt. Rogers. 2«p., folds 1885. £8.00
Penryn BOROUGH OF PENRYN. STATEMENT OF ACCOUNTS for the year ended March 1943,46,47,48,49,50,51,53,54.(44,45,52 missing), together with 2 four-page report and accounts of the Penryn Harbour Authority. 8vo, coloured wraps, approx. 18 pages in each booklet, plus folding table of Loans etc. at rear. 1943-52. £10.00
Ruan Major RECTOR'S COMMUTATION RENT CHARGE due 1st January 1845. Manuscript, folio, neatly and clearly written over 6 double-page spreads, headings to each page written in large decorative script, in columns with No., Occupier, Situation of Property, Increase on Averages, Amount to be Collected, Property Tax, etc. Covers Rent Charge due 1st January 1845, July 1845, January 1846. Sewn in plain wraps, decorative manuscript title.... together with.... similar documents for 1846-7, 1848, 1849, 1850. 5 booklets in all, the last two have extreme bottom right hand corners of pages damp-affected, not affecting text. 1845-50. £95.00
¶ Approximately 25 names of occupiers listed in each volume. Surnames include Lugg, Lambruck, Keverne, Barnicoat, Pengelly.
Saint Blazey APPORTIONMENT OF THE RENT CHARGE IN LIEU OF TITHES in the Parish of Saint Blazey, in the County of Cornwall. 22pp., folio, plain paper wraps with ink title. Printed in columns giving names of Landowners and Occupiers, no. on Plan, Description of premises and land, Cultivation, Quantity, Rent-charge. 1839. £90.00
¶ Includes tenements of Restineas, Lemallyn, Bodelva, Porth, Roselyon, Churchtown, etc.
South Crofty Ltd. SHARE CERTIFICATE Capital £130,000. Printed in pale mauve, with decorative border, manuscript inserts, cancelled stamps. Size 11" x 13". Made out for 50 shares. Trace of central fold. 1951. £24.00
St. Erth AUCTION POSTER Advertising the sale of the Fee-Simple of a Tenement in Higher Leah, adjoining Tenement in Killinoon, in the occupation of Richard Woon, moiety of Killinoon Common.... Sale at the White Hart Hotel, Hayle, on Friday 15th August 1873. Size 24" x 17", several folds, few short tears to margins. 1873. £16.00
Tehidy Minerals MORTGAGE DEBENTURE for £25,000 invested by Thomas Hughes of Liverpool, at 10 per cent. 3 folio sheets, vellum, typed, red paper seal of company (which is cracked across due to folding). 1921. £14.00
¶ The Company was registered at East Pool Mine, Carn Brea.
Truro ABSTRACT OF ACCOUNTS City of Truro, for the Year ended 31st March, 1939. 4to, wraps, together with similar booklets for 1945,46,48,49,51,52,53,54,55,56. The 1939 and 1945 booklets are 18pp, the others approx. 60pp.... together with... Truro City Council Estimates, 1973-4. 50pp., cyclostyled. 1939-1974. £16.00
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Carlisle CONVEYANCE of dwelling house between Caldew Bridges, a public house known as The Waggon and Horses, Isaac Nanson, Collector of Her Majesty's Customs at the port of Leith, to Thomas Nanson of Carlisle. Vellum, size 25" x 30", wax seals, small sketch plan with scale bar, 4" x 4", in margin. 1858. £14.00
Carlisle, Silloth, Bewcastle Fells TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets 11/12/17/18 and Sheet 7. Scale 1" to 1 mile. The first sheet size 26" x 37", plus margins, covering Silloth, Carlisle, Bewcastle Fells (the Scottish side of the Solway is blank), and the second 26" x 18", plus margins, covering Caplestone Fell, Kielderhead Moor (in bottom right corner, the rest blank). Both sheets dissected and mounted on linen, folding into large 4to marbled wraps, small key plan on front wrap. Small library stamp on verso. Two items. 1897. £45.00
Inglewood Forest INCLOSURE Honor of Penrith and Forest of Inglewood. Notice is Hereby Given, That John Sadler, John Marshall, and John Fryer, the Commissioners appointed.... by an Act of Parliament.... entitled 'An Act for dividing and inclosing the Commons and Waste Lands, within the several Parishes of Penrith, Edenhall, Salkeld.... intend to meet at the George Inn, Penrith.... for the Purpose of reading over and executing their General Award.... this first Day of October, 1819. Poster, size 12" x 8", inviting those interested to attend the meeting. Shaw, Printer, Penrith, 1819. £45.00
Kendal LETTER from John Whitwell, dated Kendal June 26th 1834, to Ann Atkinson in Finsbury Pavement, London. 3«p, 4to, integral address panel with wax seal and 2 postmarks. The writer obviously a Quaker, refers to various meetings, visit to Shap '14 to 15 small sleeping rooms have been added and much done & doing in the way of laying out planting &c.... saw Moreland Meeting for the first time, it is a very quiet sequestered spot.', financial matters 'What a large hole in the funds of the National Stock D. Wheeler seems to have made.... I hope friends will let it pass by this time....' 1834. £25.00
Keswick, Penrith ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 23/24/29/30. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 26" x 37", plus margins, border all round, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into large 4to marbled endpapers, small key plan on front endpaper. Small library stamp on verso... together with... Sheets 22,28. Size 25" x 20", border all round, mounted on linen, as above. 2 items. 1897. £45.00
¶ Covers Covers Wigton, Croglin, Appleby, Buttermere, Workington, St. Bees Head.
Kirklinton VALUABLE ESTATES for Sale. To be Peremptorily Sold, by Public Auction, at the Scotch Arms Inn, Rickergate, Carlisle.... All that Freehold and Tithe-Free Estate known by the name of Field Foot.... also a Freehold Estate called Close House.... Handbill, size 12" x 7«", traces of folds, some contemporary notes in a very small hand. P. Scott, Printer, Carlisle, 1824. £24.00
¶ With descriptions of properties.
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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. £20.00
¶ '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'. Suggests that the production can be much increased by the addition of nearby lands which will soon become available.
Drakelow LEASE OF A WATERMILL dwelling house, barns etc. and 225 acres in the Township of Drakelow, Sir Roger Gresley to John Pycroft, farmer and miller. Printed agreement with manuscript inserts, 3pp., folio, signed by Pycroft. Folded with docket title... together with... 6 manuscript documents on paper relative to a case brought by Pycroft against Sir Roger and Jonah Deane, in the King's Bench, including copy Order of Reference, 1831, and a valuation of crops and some work done by Pycroft, such as 'Winter Ploughing', 'road making'. 1824. £50.00
¶ Under the lease Pycroft is required to perform 8 days work for Sir Roger with a team of at least four horses, if required. The Arbitator in the Court case awarded Pyecroft £302.
Heathcote PARTICULARS OF SALE AND PLAN of a Valuable Freehold Estate 'The End of Town Farm', situate at Heathcote... and Freehold Accommodation Land near Gateham Grange... for Sale by Auction... 2nd day of July 1889... 3pp., folio, plus docket title, folding hand-coloured plan. With a separate 3p. Conditions of Sale listing the 14 Vendors. 1889. £26.00
Shirley PARTICULARS of Several Very Valuable Freehold Messuages, Farms & Lands, Situate in the Parishes of Shirley, Crich, Wessington, & Morton... Containing Together nearly Four Hundred Acres to be Sold by Auction in Lots.... 14th day of September and... the Next Day the 15th. 6pp., small folio. Gives names of fields etc., with acreage. Printed at J. Drewry's Office, Derby. 1812. £48.00
¶ Occupiers were Pearce, Bestall, Machin, Jackson and Chawner. The first day's sale was held at the Green Man, Ashburn, and the second day's sale at the Peacock Inn, Upton Barns.
Whittington PARTICULARS of Valuable Freehold Property situate in the Pleasant Village in Whittington, near Chesterfield... to be Sold by Auction at the Old Angel Inn, Chesterfielld... 1st day of July, 1844... 2pp., small folio, plus docket title, double-page lithographed plan, scale 5 chains to an inch. With Schedule giving tenants (9 names), description, quantity. 1844. £32.00
¶ The property consisted of a substantial dwelling house with stables, coach house, gardens and pleasure grounds, and seven cottages, with 56 acres of land ''part of which is Old Turf...'
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Anderton House, near Plymouth ACCOUNT BOOKS of Major G. d'A. Alexander 1894-1904 In two 8vo volumes, full morocco, rubbed. Details his expenditure, with receipts on facing page, Approx. 120 double-pages of entries in each volume, the recording of receipts on the left-hand page being minimal. The first volume is headed 'Mauritius, Malta, Plymouth' and includes expenditure at Port Said, Port Louis, 'Wine bill to Suez', mess bills, souvenirs etc. The second is headed Anderton House, and records expenditure at Plymouth on boats, cabs, steamers, ferry, trams, 'gun and cartridges', wages, tobacco, clothes, etc. and later at Port Louis 'Abdoo's wages' etc. 1894-1904. £45.00
¶ In Kelly's Directory of 1897 Major G. D.A. Alexander is listed as District Gunnery Instructor of the Garrison Artillery, Citadel.
Ashburton AN ACT for repairing and widening the Road from Chudleigh Bridge in the Parish of Hennock, in the County of Devon, through the Town and Borough of Ashburton, to Brent Bridge.... 37pp, disbound, black letter, plus cover leaf. Slight browning of paper. 1755. £20.00
Axminster RELEASE of a messuage on Castle Hill, Axminster, and three tenements at the rear, Thomas Edwards to J.B. Edwards. Vellum, size 23" x 29". Certificate attached relative to taking acknowledgment of deeds by married women. 1844. £12.00
Aylscott (Alverdiscott) FINE Verified copy, on paper, size 8" x 12", in Latin, for £100, George Hooper, plaintiff, Peter Hooper and Frances his wife, defendants. Concerns one messuage 25 acres of land 4 acres meadow, 20 acres pasture etc. in Easter Aylscott, Wester Aylscott, Westdowne and Westdowne Wood. With signature of John(?) Lee attesting it as a true copy. 1693 (copied 1699). £18.00
Barnstaple Elections AN ACT to indemnify Persons who shall give Evidence before the Lords Spiritual and Temporal on the Bill for preventing Bribery and Corruption at the Election of members to serve in Parliament for the Borough of Barnstaple, in the County of Devon. 2pp, disbound, small portion torn from top margin. Act of Parliament. 1819. £12.00
Barnstaple EVERY THING AT YOUR OWN PRICE At Hutton's Auction Mart and Cabinet Warerooms, 102 High Street, On Tuesday the 11th, October inst. The Furniture of a Gentleman about to leave the Kingdom, Will be put to Public Competition, And knocked down to the most spirited Competitor... Poster, size 17" x 11", printed in large type-faces. Lists many items of furniture and furnishings in 17 lines. Some very light spotting in top margin. Brightwell & Son, Printers, Barnstaple. Oct. 3rd, 1831. £32.00
¶ Includes 'Mahogany Carved Four-post Bedstead with Morren Hangings, Bullion Fringe and Silk Lace, Wool Mattress free from smell or moth...'
Barnstaple, Ilfracombe, Ashcombe Hill ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size approx. 24" x 36". 1890. £25.00
¶ Much of the map is sea area.
Bartholomew's NEW REDUCED SURVEY For Tourists & Cyclists. Sheet 35. North Devon. Scale 2 miles to an inch. Colour-printed map, folding into small 8vo brown printed wraps. 1900. £8.00
Berry (W.E.), Photographer, Luppitt PHOTOGRAPH OF LUPPITT SCHOOL 1902. Photograph size 4«" x 6«", in grey card mount with white border. Shows pupils and teachers in front of the school, with 'Luppitt School 1902' written on a blackboard, view across the hill in the distance. 1902. £18.00
Bicton and Stevenstone AN ACT for amending... and modifying certain Conditions as to Residence contained in the Will and Codicils of the Right Honourable John Lord Rolle deceased. 16pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1865. £14.00
¶ Concerns occupation of the Mansion House at Bicton, use of Rolle Arms etc.
Braunton APPOINTMENT of the Fee of an orchard in Braunton, Edward Harris to John Vicary. Large vellum sheet, 2 wax seals. 1837. £12.00
Broadclist AN ACT to transfer the Endowments of the Domestic Chapel of Sir Thomas Dyke Acland Baronet at Columb John in the Parish of Broadclist in the County of Devon, which Chapel is proposed to be pulled down, to a Chapel intended to be built in lieu thereof near his Residence at Killerton in the same Parish. 11pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1837. £16.00
Broadclist Inclosure AN ACT for Inclosing Lands in the Parish of Broadclist.... 32pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1829. £18.00
Broadhempston VALUABLE LAND Dwelling House & Outbuildings, situate at Beaston.... Messrs. Rendell & Symons have been favored with instructions.... to sell by Auction.... Monday, July 30th, 1883. Poster, size 29" x 20", listing 13 Lots, folds.... together with.... Manuscript 'Auction Terms' for the sale, relating to Lot 1, 5p folio. 1883. £18.00
Broadwood-kelly ABSTRACT OF MR GEORGE COLWILL'S TITLE to Bowood and Inleigh in Broadwoodkelly and Okehampton. 2p, folio, 2 small holes in paper with loss of name of one parish in title and two words in first paragraph. Details indentures etc. from 1668 to 1714. With opinion of lawyer added as to a Recovery dated 1726. £16.00
Buckland Brewer LEASE for 99 years of a house and garden and two fields in Buckland Brewer, John Walter of Stevenstone to Richard Stevens of Winscott. Vellum, size 21" x 27", good armorial wax seal, vellum spotty, with a few small wormholes. 1764. £18.00
¶ Conditions were that he was to do suit and service at the Courts in the Manor, and the right to fireboot, foldboot, ploughboot, gateboot, frith and stakes'.
Coryton DEED OF BARGAIN AND SALE of messuage at Coryton known at Foord Fenton, with gardens, orchards etc., Thomas Sherwill of Stonehouse to Thomas Stert of Maristow. Vellum, 10" x 15", some greyish damp spotting, mainly on verso. Good decorative calligraphic initial letter, lacks wax seal from tag. 1655. £30.00
¶ Names previous owners.
Deller's, Paignton, Publisher PAIGNTON Twenty views. Bound in stiff card wraps, size 7«" x 10", decorative gilt title. c1900. £20.00
¶ Views include: Public Hall; Bandstand; Jubilee Lamp; Harbour and Torquay (good view of boats in foreground); Palace Avenue; Greenway Ferry on the Dart.
Devon County Council TOTNES and Dartington Outline Plan. 16pp., oblong small folio. Folding plan, illusts. Wraps. January 1972. £7.00
Dibdin (T.C) and Vivian (Edward) TORBAY, FROM TOR ABBEY SANDS. Tinted lithograph. Drawn by T.C. Dibdin from a sketch by E. Vivian. On stone by E. Gauci. Size approx. 8" x 12", plus margins. Printed by M. & N. Hanhart, c1841. £40.00
¶ A view across the bay towards terrace of houses in distance, with ships in the middle ground, and women standing by a fence in the foreground.
Edwards (Mrs.), Publisher TORQUAY Album of 20 views. In boards with gilt title, size 7«x 10". Title printed in red in bottom margin. c1890. £17.00
¶ Views include: Vane Hill and Rock Walk; Belgrave Hotel, Imperial Hotel; Natural Arch; Oddicombe Beach; Cockington Lane; Greenway Ferry on the Dart.
Exeter CORONATION EXHIBITION of City Archives illustrating Exeter's history through eight centuries. Royal Albert Memorial Museum.... 35p., 8vo, plates. Withdrawn Library stamp on title page and inside front wrap. 1953. £8.00
Exeter Debts AN ACT for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts, within the City and County of Exeter. Black Letter. Cover leaf + 21pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1773. £15.00
Exeter Railway AN ACT to empower the South Devon Railway Company to make a Branch Railway at Exeter.... 18pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1865. £15.00
Frith (Francis) FOUR VIEWS OF SEATON With 'F.F. Seaton' and number in white in plate. Size approx. 6" x 8", views looking along the beech, two from the east, two from the west, showing boats on beach, donkeys, ladies with parasols etc. The view with the castellated building in the foreground is slightly faded... together with a Hudson's series view along beach with lobster pots in foreground, slightly spotty. c1900. £24.00
Great Torrington MORTGAGE of Moulford Cuningham on a house and barn in Mill Street, a house in Castle Street, Great Torrington and a field called Headwill in Taddiport. On paper, size 19" x 13", signed by Cuningham with wax seal. Repaired 7" tear with some slight wear along one fold. 1741. £24.00
¶ Names previous and present occupiers of the properties: family names include Toll, Green, Gay and Clark.
Harding's MAP OF BIDEFORD DISTRICT Including Torrington. Size 23" x 23", printed in red, green and black, folding into printed wraps, attractive adverts for Bideford firms around the map, including Holman, Ham & Co., Chemist, with picture of camera, Seward & Warmington, Garage, with picture of Fiat car, etc. c1920. £20.00
Heavitree MANUSCRIPT recording in detail the decision in the 1830's to pull down part of Heavitree church and rebuild it. Folio volume, size 13" x 8«", marbled boards, half calf, slightly rubbed at corners, panelled spine with gilt title 'Heavitree Old Church. M.S.', paper edges gilt. Bookplate of William Richard Crabbe, East Wonford, Heavitree. Comprises: Pasted in offprint from a newspaper 'Heavitree Church. Beware how you Pull Down, or touch the Church' (1842), and newspaper cutting reporting a meeting on the Re-building, May 1844; 6 pages of manuscript in a neat hand recounting the plans for the demolition of the church from 1832, giving all the financial details, builders' estimates etc., '3rd (June) the work of destruction commenced and was so well carried forward that within a fortnight from that time Heaps of Rubbish and the detached Tower alone remained of that Church...'; five 4to sized lithographed views of the old church including 'Tower End of the Old Church of St. Michael, Heavitree', view by Spreat etc.; 3 pages of sepia watercolours of carvings on pillars; full page watercolour in bright red, green, blue and gold 'Paintings in the basement compartiments of the Screen'; unfinished watercolour of figures in alcoves or possibly windows, pencil drawing of a carved screen, heightened with white; sepia watercolour of font in old church; detailed scale drawing 'Ground Plan of Old Heavitree Church with the Pews and Tombstones Coloured'; manuscript transcriptions of 31 tablets, 28 gravestones, 5 hatchments. 22p.; manuscript 'Foundation Deed of the Old Church', 2p.; pasted in offprint of a letter to a newspaper detailing inscriptions of extremely long-lived inhabitants (including one of 106). c1844. £155.00
¶ Charles Worthy, in 'The History of the Suburbs of Exeter' refers to 'the late Mr. Crabbe, well known in his generation for his love of antiquities....' and suggests he may have had the idea of putting the coats of arms around the new church.
Hemiock PARTICULARS OF THE MANOR OF HEMIOCK, CASTLE FARM, AND OTHER LANDS, In Hemiock Aforesaid, Which Will Be Sold by Auction, By Messrs. Hussey & Son, at The Star Inn, In Hemiock, On Wednesday the 23rd June, 1869. Lot 1 comprises the Lordship and Hundred of Hemiock, with Castle Farm, and the other 5 Lots include lands at Coniger, Newlands, Fourways, with Schedules for each Lot. Folio, 5pp, folded. 1869. £24.00
Ilfracombe Pier and Harbour AN ACT for repairing and keeping in Repair the Pier and Harbour of Ilfracombe, in the County of Devon. Black Letter. Cover leaf + 9pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1731. £22.00
Jose (G), Publisher PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEW ALBUM OF LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH Sixteen views by Valentine. In boards size 7" x 9", gilt title with floral decoration on front board, gilt rubbed, slight rubbing to edges. Front free endpaper loose. c1890. £14.00
¶ Includes double-page view of Lynton and Lynmouth; Cliff Railway, Lee Abbey.
Kingsbridge Railway Company AN ACT to enable the Kingsbridge Railway Company to make Deviations in and to alter the Levels of their authorized Railway.... 12pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1866. £12.00
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.
Little Torrington SHEEP, CATTLE ETC. to be Sold by Mr G. Copp, at Hill Farm... May 4th, 1903. 4pp., 4to., vertical fold. Some foxing. Prices pencilled in. 1903. £12.00
¶ Includes 216 Devon Longwool Sheep, and 46 Devon Cattle, with details of pedigree.
Little Torrington Manor LEASE of Lower Withecott in Langtree for 99 years, Christiana Maria Stevens of Cross, Little Torrington, to John Smale, yeoman, of Frithelstock. Vellum, size 19" x 24", signed by Smale with small wax seal. Memorandum on verso stating that Smale has the right to decide whether to rebuild the malthouse or not, should it fall down... together with.... Counterpart of Alexander Sadler's lease of Mowhay in Frithelstock from Christiana Maria Stevens, 1754, vellum spotty and ink rubbed. 2 items. 1760. £24.00
¶ Smale and Pedler were to do service at the courts of the Manor.
Little Torrington POSTER advertising letting of North Hole Farm. Size 22" x 18", tears and pinholes in top corners. 1934. £6.00
Musgrave (E.J) COLLECTION OF NEWSPAPER ARTICLES ABOUT TIVERTON HISTORY. Some offprints on newspaper-type paper, blank on verso, one an offprint on thicker paper, but mostly articles clipped from newspapers. Mostly approx. 25" long, and 1 or 2 columns wide. Clipped together at top. 15 articles... together with... small folio notebook containing 5 pages of cuttings of Musgrave's 'Church Notes' for various local papers, plus some cuttings just loosely inserted. Early 1950's. £26.00
¶ Includes 'The Pitman Family', 'History of Tiverton Castle', 'Early Tiverton Religious Life', 'The Carews and Tiverton', Episodes in the History of St. Peter's Church', 'The Ryder Family'.
Plymouth LEASE FOR A YEAR of houses in Southside Street, Christopher Harris, of Plymouth, Merchant, and others, to Gregory Miller, Sailmaker. Vellum, size 26" x 34", 3 wax seals. Some slight discoloration of vellum in places. 1770. £26.00
Plymouth SALUTE David Parkes, 1895 - 1945, still serving. Booklet presented to David Parkes in commemoration of his Jubilee as Organist and Choirmaster of Ebenezer Methodist Church now Plymouth Methodist Central Hall. 24pp., 8vo, full calf boards with gilt title, some photographs. Some slight cracking at inner hinge. 1945. £8.00
¶ With long list of subscribers, article on the Orpheus Choir, etc.
Plymouth SOUVENIR Stand Down of the Home Guard. The Hoe, Plymouth, Sunday 3rd December 1944.. 12pp., 4to, original printed wraps, slight creasing at one corner. With Order of Parade, report from the different battalions with list of their officers, etc. 1944. £14.00
Plymouth, Devonport and District Tramways AN ACT for making tramways in the county of Devon to be called "The Plymouth Devonport and District Tramways" 35pp, sewing loose, held down edge with archival tape, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1882. £16.00
Rowe (G), Pr. and Pub. GLENTHORN Near Linton (Rev. S. Halliday). Lithograph showing house from the side, looking along the coast. Size 7" x 9". In recent beige card mount. c1840. £20.00
Seaton (Manor of) COUNTERPART OF LEASE of a dwelling house and smith's shop in the parish and Manor of Seaton, George Trevelyan to John Head, Smith. Vellum, size 19" x 28", good armorial wax seal. 1744. £18.00
Shobrook Parish HIGHWAY WEEKLY ACCOUNT BOOK Two 4to volumes printed in columns over two pages headed 'Weekly Account of Money expended on the Highways of the Parish of Shobroke. Paper-covered boards, cloth spines, printed title on front boards. One book for March 1852 - March 1853, the other from March 1855 - March 1856. Columns for Day Labor, Laborers' Names, Team Work, Weekly Total, etc. Sparse entries, although from Nov - March 1853 there was expenditure every week, including laying pipes, stone breaking at various named places 'Stone drawn from Trew Quarry & Landed at Nomansland'... etc. A Charles Vinecombe was employed fairly regularly. At the back of the earlier book is pasted a printed 'General Statement', with ms inserts, folded, and in the back of the later one a printed Schedule, folded, stating state of roads, bridges, what materials used, state of hedges etc. 1852-56. £70.00
Sidmouth SIDHOLME Guest House for Young Methodism, Sidmouth, Devon. Booklet, size 7" x 10", with 15 attractive pencil drawings of the house, garden, and surroundings, with 1p. of text. Wraps rather dusty. c1935. £12.00
South Devon Railway Company AN ACT to confer further Powers on the South Devon Railway Company with reference to their own Undertaking and the Undertaking of the Buckfastleigh, Totnes, and South Devon Railway Company.... 8pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1875. £10.00
South Devon Railway AN ACT for facilitating the Conversion by the South Devon Railway Company of Loan into Capital, and for enabling the same Company to effect Arrangements between different Classes of Shareholders for the Creation of New Shares.... 10pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1851. £10.00
Sutton Harbour Improvement AN ACT to authorise the Sutton Harbour Improvement Company to construct a new Quay and to revive and extend the powers of the Sutton Harbour Act 1889 for the construction of a Quay and Roadway and the establishment of a Fish Market.... at the Harbour of Sutton Pool.... 17pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1895. £12.00
Sutton Harbour Railway AN ACT to empower the South Devon Railway Company to extend and improve their Sutton Harbour Branch Railway, to confer upon them further powers in relation to their own undertaking and the undertakings of other companies.... 15pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1872 £14.00
Teign Valley Railway AN ACT for incorporating "The Teign Valley Railway Company," and for authorizing them to make and maintain "The Teign Valley Railway".... 12pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1863. £14.00
Teignmouth LETTER from Eliz. Motton to a Mr. Rowell, Builder, asking 'how things is Stled for the Maintenance of my Child as its now gowing on 2 months old'. Asks him to intreat the Chairman to send it 'as it will in sume Measure allevate my spirits under my opresed situation... Sir i have receved one Pound since i left Tengnmouth'. 1p, 8vo., folded with Rowell's name on outside leaf, but no address. n.d. c1840? £8.00
Torquay Station PHOTOGRAPH The first diesel engine on the Torbay Express, 1959. Glossy black and white print, by the Western Morning News. Size 6" x 8", pasted to thin black card. 1959. £8.00
¶ Shows the express at the station, 'Torbay Express. 056' on the front of the engine, driver looking out of window.
Torrington POSTER advertising auction sale of 'Palmer House', with a cottage in New Street and a Tennis Court near School Lane. Printed in blue. Size 31" x 20". Folds. 1946. £12.00
Totnes and Ashburton Roads AN ACT for continuing the Term, and altering and enlarging the Powers of Two Acts.... for amending the Roads leading from or near the North Side of the Town of Totnes, towards Ashburton.... and for building a Bridge at or near a Place called Emmett, across the River Dart. 22pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Last leaf loose. 1805. £18.00
Upton Pine Estate AN ACT for extending the Powers of the Trustees under the Settlement on the Marriage of the Reverend James Jackson with Miss Eliza Houlton. 12pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1841. £12.00
¶ Concerns estates at Upton Pine.
Upton Pyne FURTHER CHARGE for securing £726, Mrs Mary Strong to John Tincombe. Vellum, size 27" x 34", closely written, good wax seal with classical bust. 1785. £14.00
¶ Relates to Mary's fourth part share in a tenement called 'Old Beat' in Upton Pyne.
West Putford RELEASE in Fee of Cory Barton and other hereditaments in the Parish of West Putford for uses to bar Dower, Prockter Thomas and Miss Arabella Thomas to John Walter. 4 large vellum sheets, 6 small wax seals. Writing slightly faded, some light damp spotting in parts. 1841. £8.00
EIGHTEENTH CENTURY ESTATE PLAN White (Wm) A PLAN OF THORN WIDGER ESTATE Devon, belonging to the Right Honourable Lord Clinton. Manuscript map on vellum, size 17" x 22", in ink and a small amount of outline colour. Scale 1" = 4 chains, scale bar. Title bottom right in a variety of lettering styles, compass rose. Shows buildings, roads, fields and hedges, with orchard, arable land, plantations, rough ground etc. indicated, some fields named with other owners. The boundary of the estate is shown by a yellow line following the line of the hedges. Wm. White 1791. £150.00
¶ The Thorn Widger Estate was in Buckland Brewer.
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Bryanston WILL of William Straight of Bryanston, Gent. 2p., small folio, conjoint leaf had been used as address panel by Robert Gapper to send the will to John Long at Whalley, near Frome, with small round stamp with letters 'AP'. Conjoint leaf torn right across, splits down main fold, paper creased. 1724. £17.00
¶ Extracted copy with Probate details in Latin. Refers to his Manor of Compton in Wiltshire, messuage in Stourpaine.
Dorchester, Wareham GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. 328. Drift. Colour-printed, size 13" x 19", plus margins, key, section. Linen backed and folding to 4to, blue endpapers. 1958. £17.00
Fifehead Neville CONVEYANCE of premises known as Home Farm, F. Wingfield Digby to E. Miller. 3p., sm. folio, typewritten, with coloured plan, scale 6" to a mile, on waxed cotton, size 10" x 9". 1918. £10.00
Lawrence (T.E) ALBUM of postcards and photographs of Lawrence's tomb. Homemade album, plain stiff card wraps, size 8" x 10", pasted inside front wrap is typed poem by James Bramwell about Lawrence's effigy. 3 leaves, tissue guards, with two photographs of the effigy which appear to be clipped from a magazine pasted on, and 7 real photographic postcards, tipped into mounts, as follows: The Lawrence of Arabia Effigy. St. Martins Church. H.6383 (Valentine's); Grave of Lawrence of Arabia. Moreton. Wareham. 18442. (Judges); Interior. St. Martin's Church, Wareham. H. 1558 (Valentine's); Lawrence's Effigy, St. Martin's Church, Wareham (interior); St Martins's Church Wareham (from the road); Lawrence's Cottage, Clouds Hill; Lawrence's Cottage From Cloud's Hill. The last four cards do not have a publisher's name. All cards are titled in white in the plate. c1939. £50.00
¶ The effigy of Lawrence, sculpted by his friend Kennington, was installed in the church in 1959.
Lyme Regis A COPY OF MY FATHER'S WILL Copy of the will of Richard Rose. No date, but late seventeenth century. Four pages, folio, written on rectos only, detailing bequests. The preamble is not copied, there is just a list of 'Item', and directions for the funeral and executors. Some strengthening of folds on verso with tape, edges of last sheet rather ragged. Folded with docket title 'A Copy of My Father's Will'. Late 16th century. £30.00
¶ Gives £50 to the poor of Lyme, to his various sons his house in Lyme in the occupation of Mr Short, preacher, excepting the chairs, stools, and a chest in the hall; his house in Lyme in the occupation of Christopher Collins, the rent of his fulling mill, closes called Capes Hill and Long Meade, a bakehouse, a silver basin with his coat of arms, bed linen from his house in Wotton, £1100 for his daughter's marriage portion, etc.
Parkstone HOUSES OF DISTINCTION Compton Gardens Estate, Thos. Sutcliffe & Son, Building Contractors. Brochure illustrating houses on the new estate, 32pp., oblong folio, wraps with line illustrations. Photos. of interiors and outside of typical houses, maps, information on the area. n.d. probably late 1920's. £16.00
Poole Harbour ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Large Sheet Series. Sheet 144. Scale 1" to a Mile. White cloth wraps with coat of arms. 1909. £10.00
Sherborne, Piddletown, Beaminster ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XVIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 31". A few small edge tears at bottom. Electrotyped 1872. O.S. blindstamp 1872. £38.00
¶ Also covers part of Somerset.
Smith (C) A NEW MAP OF THE COUNTY OF DORSET Divided into Hundreds. Coloured, folding engraved map, mounted on linen, 19" x 21" folding to 8vo contained within original slip case, which is rubbed at edges, some slight off-setting. 1 very small spot near Wool. January 6th 1804. £40.00
Wambrook RELEASE in fee of several pieces of Ground in Wambrook allotted in respect of his Estates, John Beviss of Wambrook to Thomas Lawrence of Chard. Two vellum sheets, vellum slightly browned, size 17" x 28", wax seals. Refers to allotments of Common ground of Wambrook under the Enclosure Act. Lists the plots by number according to the enclosure plan, and the tenements such as White's, Brown's, Warren's, Darby's, etc. qualifying Beviss for them. Loosely inserted is a lease for a year relating to the same transaction. 1809. £20.00
Weymouth HAWKES FREEMAN LIMITED Bridge Cash Stores, Weymouth. Leaflet advertising 5 types of Frister & Rossmann's sewing machines, 4pp., 8vo, 5 good large illustrations. Gives prices... together with... very small leaflet of the same Weymouth stores advertising the 'Kent' rotary knife cleaner, 4pp., illustration. n.d. c1910. £14.00
Wimborne TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION by John Force, at The Crown Inn, , in Wimborne... 23rd of September 1808, precisely at 5 o'clock.... the Following Premises.... Handbill, size 10" x 7", listing 5 Lots, with acreage and quality, at Leigh, Bothenwood, and Cowgrove. Slight vertical crease. Moore, Printer, Poole. 1808. £45.00
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Walker, Printer THE STOLEN CHILD with The Woodpecker, The Wife's Dream. Three ballads on one sheet, two illustrations, one of a barefoot gypsy and a woman remonstrating with her husband in front of the fire. Size 10" x 7", number 74 bottom left. Repaired tear in left margin, not affecting text. A few small tears at right edge. Walker, Printer, Durham: 1840's. £17.00
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Fairstead OBLIGATION BOND of William Noke of Fairstead, yeoman, binding him to Joshua Blower in the sum of £60. Manuscript in Latin and English, 1p., sm. folio, small wax seal. Signed with his mark by Noke, and by two witnesses with attractive signatures with ornate flourishes. Blank conjoint leaf, folds. 1700. £32.00
Great and Little Clacton ADMISSION at the Court Baron of John Nunn to a Blacksmith's shop and a piece of ground with five cottages in Great Clacton. Vellum size 18" x 22". Signed by the Steward. 1829. £14.00
¶ Names occupiers.
Great Clacton RELEASE of a piece of garden ground in Great Clacton, Jeremia Foaker of Thorpe to Francis Wilson of Great Clacton, Grocer and Draper. Vellum size 24" x 32". Names the 5 tenants of the gardens into which the close had been divided... together with... vellum 'Deed of Covenants for the Production of Deeds', 1823, William Watson to John Nunn, relating to the same land, 1823 and 1827. £15.00
Wendons Ambo PARTICULARS OF SALE With Views and Plan of the Attractive Freehold Residential, Agricultural and Sporting Domain known as Lofts Hall with the Elizabethan Mansion... Three Lodges, Home Farm, Elmdon Bury Old Manor House... Private Residences... 83 Cottages... About 4,180 Acres also The Manors of Elmdon Bury, Duddenhoe Grante, Rockell's and Leebury, The Advowson of Wendon Lofts... Corn Rents.... 17pp., small folio, stiff wraps, 6 pages of photographic views, large folding coloured plan at rear. April, 1922. £46.00
¶ Includes views of the interior of the Mansion.
West Ham, Billericay ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 257. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19", plus margins. Feint 'Record Map' in top margin. Some very slight darkening of paper over about 2 square inches. Blue Admiralty stamp in right margin, just obtruding onto border. Railways inserted to 1911. £20.00
Yeldham Estates AN ACT for discharging the Estates of John Yeldham Esquire from certain Demands of the Crown, upon the Conditions therein mentioned. Cover leaf + pages numbered 983-986, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1797. £12.00
¶ John Yeldham had lived at 'Sailing Grove'.
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Cheltenham CATALOGUE OF HORSES To be Sold by Auction by Warner, Sheppard & Wade Ltd. at The Repository, Cheltenham, Oct. 13th.... Catalogue, 4pp., folio, folded. Lists 96 horses under owner's name, with type of horse, age, character, prizes won, where hunted, brief history etc. Three horizontal folds, with water staining and discolouration along folds, tear in margin at two folds, some foxing spots. Loosely inserted is Catalogue of Carriages, Harness & Saddlery for sale after the horses. 1p. 4to. n.d. late 19th century. £45.00
¶ Owners include Hartigan Brothers, Waterford; Asgill Colville; R.C Berkeley; Charles Tilley, Huntsfield Court ('sold on account of Owner having bought a Motor Car').
Cheltenham Waterworks AN ACT for empowering the Cheltenham Waterworks Company to extend their Works and Limits of Supply.... 8pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1865. £8.00
Coleford TRANSFER OF MORTGAGE in fee for securing £650. Anne Collins and Robert Yarworth to Mary Collins. Refers to tenement at Poolway in Coleford and land called Pool Field, Oak Piece etc. 2 large vellum sheets. 3 wax seals. Some slight browning in places. Loosely inserted is a rough pedigree of Yarworth of Coleford, with notes on arms etc., on paper watermarked 1834, and another leaf of notes on 'Yarworth who lived at Coleford where is now the poor house', with list of his children. 1803. £18.00
Gloucester and Stonehouse Junction Railway AN ACT to extend the Time for the Purchase of certain Lands and Completion of Works authorized by the "Midland Railway, Ripley Branches, Act, 1848," and on the Gloucester and Stonehouse Junction Railway. 7pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1851. £11.00
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
Gloucester ORDER TO THE CONSTABLES to apprehend James Hewlett, Whitesmith, of Gloucester, as he has not observed the order to pay three shillings a week for the maintenance of his bastard child, in the care of the Parish, and now owes £11. 1p., small folio, printed with manuscript inserts, small papered seal. Walker, Printers, Gloucester. 1828. £25.00
¶ The child was born to Jane Devitt in the workhouse in St. John's Parish.
Gloucester Shire Hall and Courts AN ACT for erecting a Shire Hall and Courts for the Administration of Justice, and other Buildings for Public Purposes, for the County of Gloucester 40pp., disbound, Act of Parliament. 1814. £17.00
¶ With 1p. Schedule giving occupiers etc.
Gloucester to Birdlip-Hill AN ACT for Repairing the Highways from the City of Gloucester to the Top of Birdlip-Hill (being the Road to London) and from the Foot of the said Hill to the Top of Crickley-Hill.... Black Letter. Cover leaf + 14pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1723. £12.00
Gloucester to Birdlip-Hill AN ACT for continuing and making more effectual an Act.... for repairing the Highways from the City of Gloucester to the Top of Birdlip-Hill, being the Road to London, and from the Foot of the said Hill to the Top of Crickley-Hill... Black Letter. Cover leaf + 13pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1743. £12.00
Gloucester to Stone Road AN ACT for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by an Act.... for repairing the Road from the City of Gloucester to Stone.... Black Letter. Cover leaf + 12pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1746. £14.00
Gloucester Waggon Company DRAFT AGREEMENT for the sale and purchase of land at Gloucester, Daniel Burr of Aldermaston to the Company. 7p., folio, in a neat hand, with amendments in red ink... together with a bundle of correspondence (approx. 30 items) relating to the purchase, including a sketch plan of the land (which was between the Bristol Road and the canal), size 13" x 9". 1886. £20.00
Longford LEASE FOR A YEAR of a cottage in the hamlet of Longford together with two newly-erected cottages now in the occupation of John Cam and Charles Wells, James Nicholls, Tailor, to Thomas Aubrey, yeoman. Vellum, 18" x 25". Wax seal. 1838. £12.00
Maismore AN ACT for altering and enlarging the Powers of an Act..... for building a Bridge at Maismore.... 3pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1813. £12.00
North Nibley CONVEYANCE of a piece of ground at Tobarrey in North Nibley, planted with fruit trees, Richard Corbett and his wife to John Higgins of Dursley, Rugmaker. Vellum, size 2 wax seals. 1771. £24.00
¶ Refers to previous indentures of the 17th century.
North Nibley RELEASE in Fee of premises at North Nibley called Tobaray, Joseph Higgins, Cabinet Maker of Bristol to William Troughton of Dursley, mercer. 2 large vellum sheets, 2 wax seals. 1820. £15.00
Ruardean LEASE FOR A YEAR of a tenement in Ruardean now in the occupation of Richard Knight, together with a parcel of land whereon a Pig's Cot formerly stood, Winney Terrett of Bath to George Robins of Nanty-glo in Monmouth, Innholder. Vellum, size 17" x 23". Wax seal. 1824. £14.00
Slimbridge FEOFFMENT of a ridge of arable land called South Furlong in Slimbridge, Thomas Stratford of Horsley, to John Jeffreys of Slimbridge. Vellum, size 13" x 23", fine engraved heading with coat of arms. Signed with wax seal. Vellum slightly spotty. 1724. £20.00
¶ Gives names of occupiers of adjoining lands.
South Cerney TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION By Mr Jefferies, At the George Inn, South Cerney, On Saturday, the 29th of June, 1844.... Freehold Property Situate in South Cerney. Poster, printed on one side only, size approx. 17" x 11".' With it are 'Conditions of Sale', 4pp, with manuscript notes and amendments. Two 2" tears in poster, neatly repaired on verso with archival tape. Henry Smith, Printer & Bookseller, Cirencester: 1844. £20.00
Swindon, Cheltenham ADMINISTRATION of Joseph Hatton, yeoman, of Swindon. Printed in Latin on vellum size 6" x 8", with details in MS. Lacks the large wax seal from the tag. 20th April 1714. £14.00
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Boldre MORTGAGE of a cottage at Boldre, Michael Phillips of Pilley Bailey, Boldre, Labourer, to Michael Pike of Lob Farm, Beaulieu, farmer. 3p., folio, 2 small wax seals. 1864. £10.00
Gosport LEASE FOR A YEAR of a dwelling house with garden on the south side of the High Street in Gosport, lately occupied by Thomas Biddlecombe, John and Benjamin Goodeve, Brewers, to William Notley and John McCandlish. Vellum, size 19" x 21", 4 wax seals. 1819. £14.00
Kingsworthy CONVEYANCE of a piece of land 'now covered with Water', Colonel T.B. Hitcock to W. Barrow Simonds. 3p., on vellum, 4to, red margins. Small coloured plan showing watercourse, Didcot railway etc. 1892. £10.00
New Forest Deer AN ACT to amend an Act of the Fifteenth Year of Her present Majesty (New Forest Deer Removal), as regards the Publication of Claims, and the preserving and delivering Objections thereto. Disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1853. £12.00
Rowbotham (Claude) SOUTHAMPTON WATER Etching. Plate size 2«" x 3«", overall size 7" x 9", sea and sky coloured, showing dockside and cranes, boats, signed in pencil below image. Paper very slightly darkened overall... together with... WEST GATE, SOUTHAMPTON aquatint showing the gate at night with lamplight reflected in wet pavement. Size 3" x 2«", overall size 7" x 9", signed in pencil below image. Foxing spots on margins. 1930's or 40's. £20.00
Southampton LEASE of a piece of land with the buildings thereon in Three Field Lane, George King to Rolles Driver. Single vellum sheet, wax seal, coloured plan size 9" x 8" in text. 1859. £16.00
Well Farm, Odiham A CATALOGUE OF THE WHOLE LIVE AND DEAD FARMING STOCK comprising 6 capital Cart Horses, 2 4-Year Old Colts... for sale by Auction... October 10th, 1898.... 4p, on card, sm. 8vo. Vertical fold. 1898. £10.00
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Aylestone Hill POSTER advertising auction sale of four Lots of land on Aylestone Hill, now occupied by George Morris, 30th May, 1896. Size 30" x 20", folds. 1896. £20.00
Burghill POSTER advertising sale of Freehold Estate at Burghill, with Farmhouse and 102 Acres, an extensive quarry of excellent stone, 2 cottages at Burghill Portway, Freehold estate with Farmhouse and 76 acres at Newton in Clodock, Four Houses in Wyebridge Street Hereford, 13 Cottages in Goal Lane, One Share in the Hereford Railway, etc. Size 18" x 11", traces of folds, printed in a variety of type faces. Times Office, Widemarsh-Street, Hereford, Nov. 20th, 1841. £26.00
Clifford WILL of William Higgins Esquire late of Middlewood in the Parish of Clifford.... but now of the Parish of All Saints in the City of Hereford. 16p. folio, folded. Copy. Last page worn at fold, outer sheet where titled dust-stained. Proved 1820. £18.00
¶ Refers to lands, cottages etc. at Castleton, Upper Middlewood in Clifford.
Hereford APPOINTMENT of two Messuages and hereditaments in Maylord's Lane in the City of Hereford by way of Mortgage for securing £200... William Green to Anne Caldwell and Elizabeth Hayling. 2 large vellum sheets, small waterstain not affecting legibility. Signed by Green with wax seal. 1834. £12.00
Lyonshall POSTER advertising Sale by Auction of Farms called Newhouse and Summer Court, 28th July, 1898. Size 36" x 22", folds. 1898. £16.00
Putley PROBATE of the Will of Jane Stock, spinster, of Putley Court. Two large vellum sheets, printed certificate of administration attached, large papered seal. Vellum dust-stained on outside where titled. 1843. £10.00
¶ Distributes to various relatives a large sum inherited from her mother.
Whitbourne POSTER advertising sale of estate called Lower Rosemore in Whitbourne, 24th October 1859. Size 25" x 15", folds. Some off-setting of lettering. 1859. £24.00
¶ Includes table with list of fields, cultivation, quantity etc. The farm included 'Hop Kilns, Granary, Cider Mill.... the River Teme proverbial for its fine Greyling Fishing is only half a mile distant....'
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Little Ravely ACKNOWLEDGEMENT of the receipt of £83 owed to Eleanor Fletcher of Ramsey, nee Raby, under the will of Thomas Pooley of Little Raveley. 1p., folio, blank conjoint leaf, 20 lines. Signed with their marks by Eleanor and Thomas Fletcher, witnessed. 1798. £18.00
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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
Dartford, Crayford AN ACT for supplying Dartford, Crayford, Eltham and other Places in Kent with Water. 27pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1860. £12.00
Goodnestone, Barfreston ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Composite map, scale 6" to 1 mile, size 36" x 18". Indelible stamp of Margate Corporation, signed by the Engineer. Wells shaded in red, with figures in red ink to show 'depth of wells from surface', and in black to show 'depth of water in wells', manuscript additions dated 1927. Third Edition 1908. £14.00
Herne AN ACT for paving, cleansing, lighting watching, repairing and improving a certain Portion of the Parish of Herne... 69pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. First page dusty. 1833. £17.00
Herne Bay AN ACT for Incorporation of the Herne Bay, Hampton, and Reculver Oyster Fishery Company, and for authorizing them to establish and maintain an Oyster Fishery in the Estuary of the River Thames, and to make and maintain a Pier and a Tramway... 16pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1864. £12.00
Isle of Thanet AN ACT for vesting Part of the Estates of Paulin Huggett, an Infant, in Trustees to be sold, and for applying the Money arising thereform in Part Discharge of certain Incumbrances. 14pp., small folio. Disbound, last page loose, held with small staples at margin. Act of Parliament. Includes 1p. Schedule. 1807. £18.00
¶ The property in the Isle of Thanet was twenty-seven Fifty-fourths and Seventeen Forty-seconds of and in an octagonal Messuage used as a Light-house... called... the North Foreland Light-house and the Scite and Ground whereon the same standeth...'
Lewisham ASSIGNMENT of the a house and a piece of land between the London-Lewisham Road and the Tunbridge-Dartford Railway, James Kent to William Giddins. Vellum, 22" x 28", 2 wax seals. Small coloured plan in margin. 1867. £12.00
Woolwich AN ACT for Rebuilding the Parish Church of Woolwich.... Cover leaf + pages numbered 83-90, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: John Baskett, 1732. £16.00
Woolwich AN ACT to enable Sir Thomas Maryon Wilson Baronet to grant the Site of a Church for 'The District of St. Thomas, Woolwich'... 14pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1807. £8.00
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Clitheroe Junction Railway CAPITAL £150,000 IN 6,000 SHARES of £25 each. Prospectus setting out advantages of proposed Railway, and listing Provisional Committee, with small form for share application at foot of page. 2pp., folio, blank adjoining leaf. 1845. £50.00
¶ 'This Railway is projected for the purpose of connecting the Borough of Clitheroe, and the surrounding district, containing a population of 25,000 inhabitants, taking the Union of Clitheroe alone, with the great system of Railways completed and projected in Lancashire....'
Collins (H.G) Published by LIVERPOOL From an Actual Survey. Plan, size 14" x 22", scale 6" = 1350 yds. Traces of having been folded in 8, small repair to bottom margin, two small repairs on verso with archival tape at small splits in folds. Title top right with small vignette. 1851. £55.00
¶ Streets and main buildings, docks, warehouses, etc, named. Shows owners of open land and large houses. Covers area from Everton Road to the river, Lightbody Street to Park Street.
Farnworth FARNWORTH CHURCH, LANCASHIRE. S.E. watercolour, titled in bottom margin, in ink and grey tones, showing church surrounded by low wall, small gate in foreground. Ruled border, margins trimmed. Size 6" x 7". c1820. £20.00
Ince Moss Colliery RAVINE MINE Manuscript plan, ink and colours, size 46" x 80", on cartridge paper, linen backed, rolled. Shows numerous pools, canal, some buildings, railway, plan of what appears to be a formal garden S.E. of workings. Workings dated between 1902-1934... together with... Hindley Field Colliery, J.C. Eckersley's Estate. Three manuscript plans of workings in Ravine Mine, on waxed cotton, average size 15" x 20", scales 30-50 yds. per inch, with correspondence re. lease, 1917, attached. Plan probably originally drawn c1910. £50.00
Liverpool and Lancaster AN ACT for enabling His Majesty to direct the Issue of Exchequer Bills to a limited Amount, and in the Manner therein mentioned, for the Relief of the Merchants of Liverpool and Lancaster. Pages numbered 65-84, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1799. £12.00
Manchester LETTER from the Town Clerk. Printed with manuscript inserts, dated Town Hall, Jan. 10th 1848, advising Mrs Richardson that the Old Flagging and Paving Materials opposite her Property in Little Quay Street are worth 12s, and this will be deducted from her account, but if she wants to take them away they must be removed within seven days. 1p., 8vo., blank conjoint leaf. T. Pratt, Printer, King St. 1848 £10.00
¶ Address on verso to Cupids Alley, Deansgate.
Rochdale NUMBER AND NAMES OF ALL THE LOCKS upon the line of the Rochdale Canal from the Junction of the Calder and Hebble Navigation to Manchester showing the length and breadth of each Lock and the distance from each other. Manuscript on large sheet size 40" x 26", listing approx. 90 locks with 20 columns for measurements such as 'Breadth of the Head', 'Breadth of the Bottom Bar' 'Distance from Sowerby' etc. Laid down on conservation paper, some loss of paper at top and left edges, area approx. 3" long torn from bottom left corner, with loss of the list numbers of the last few locks. A few rust spots. c1840. £140.00
Salford ASSIGNMENT by way of Mortgage of a plot of land, bordered on one side by the River Irwell, and a cotton mill with the steam engines, machinery etc., George Ashworth of Ashton under Lyne, Spinner and Manufacturer to Edwin and Thomas Mellor, spinners and manufacturers. 2 vellum sheets, size 23" x 29", wax seal. 1856. £14.00
Tyldesley GAS WORKS Two manuscript plans in ink on waxed cotton. One titled 'Tyldesley U.D.C. Levels of Gas Works & District', size 35" x 23", with plan of gas works showing railway, engine house, retort house, purifying house etc., and table of point nos., the other size 20" x 27" showing 'Mine Workings under Sewers' in sections. n.d. c1950? £14.00
Wigan YARD MINE Chequers Estate. Manuscript plan on waxed cotton, in ink and two colours, showing workings, buildings. Rather creased, folded. c1880. £16.00
¶ Covers area around Dorning Street.
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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 occupying the platform and positions 'The Nobleman and Gentlemen attending as Free Masons (not members of St. John's Lodge) to fall back, right and left and keep their stations on the platform...' etc.; 'The National Anthem to be Sung at the Ceremony...' 4 items. August 1823. £36.00
Olveston Priory THE SOUTH-WEST VIEW OF OLVESTON-PRIORY, IN THE COUNTY OF LEICESTER. Copper plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 8" x 14«", plus wide margins. A fine early impression. Samuel & Nathaniel Buck, 1730. £40.00
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Barnetby le Wold PROBATE of the Will of Mr. William Abey, Tailor. Two vellum sheets, 23" x 29", printed administration certificate attached, papered seal. 1847. £14.00
¶ Includes ten tenements in Barnetby called 'Welbecks', naming occupiers. Refers also to items of furniture such as 'black dressing table', 'wall glass', etc.
Black Bank Farm, Messingham PARTICULARS OF "BLACK BANK FARM" Extending to 118 acres 1 rood 32 perches with Farmhouse and Buildings. For Sale by Auction at the Angel Hotel, Brigg, On Thursday, July 15th, 1948. Coloured folding plan in pocket at rear, 4pp, sm 4to, original printed wraps. 1948. £12.00
Boston THE AGRICULTURAL REQUISITES SUPPLY COMPANY Catalogue 1935. Size 8" x 11", 136pp., attractive covers printed in red, black and brown, showing hen-house, bull. Many illustrations, with prices, measurements etc. Vertical crease in front wrap. 1935. £25.00
¶ Includes fencing, wheelbarrows, garden rollers, hay forks, rakes, spades, greenhouses, incubators, chick feeders, troughs, butter churns, honey jars, milking stools, paints, turnip slicers, harrows, etc. The works were in Boston, and the Head office in Moorgate. There is a map showing the London showrooms on the back cover.
Gainsborough PROBATE of the Will of William Rack of Gainsborough, Farmer. On vellum, size 17" x 23", printed adminstration certificate attached, large papered seal. 1852. £10.00
Louth, Spilsby, Revesby ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXXIV. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 26". Over half the map is sea area. Covers as far inland as High Toynton... together with... Sheet LXXXV. Two thirds of map is sea area. Covers mouth of Humber, North Thoresby, Tunstall. 2 items. Printed by Ramshaw. Published at the Tower of London 1st March 1824. £45.00
¶ Watermarks T. Edmunds Wycombe, 1829 and 1823 respectively.
Moulton PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a valuable... Tithe Free Estate in the Parish of Moulton comprising The Manor or Reputed Manor of 'Goddards'... Goddards Hall... A Compact Farm... A Cottage... 146 Acres... Common Rights over the Uninclosed Marshes of Moulton... for Sale by Auction 11th February, 1868. 4pp., folio, plus two-page Conditions of Sale, large folding coloured plan., folded with docket title. The names of the buyers and the price realised have been entered in ink against the lots. 1868. £36.00
¶ The sale was pursuant to a Decree in Chancery in the case of Henry Hawkes and Edward Clark.
Stamford Road AN ACT for continuing and amending an Act of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Stamford, in the County of Lincoln, through Oakham, to the Great North Road, in the Parish of Greetham, in the County of Rutland. Pages numbered 1105-1115, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1803. £10.00
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Angus & Co., Manufacturers, Finsbury TRADE LIST of Roll-Top Desks, Writing Tables, Pigeon-Hole Cases and Writing Chairs. Size 4" x 11", 9p., listing type of wood, measurements, price. Simple wraps with illustrations, picture of the works in Cowper Street and Leonard Square inside both wraps... together with... TRADE PRICES for Catalogue of Chairs, Settees & Stools, 25pp., same format. 1896. £16.00
Bacon's RUBY MAP OF LONDON AND SUBURBS With Index and Stranger's Guide. Scale 1.8 inches to a mile. Colour-printed map, linen-backed, folding into 12mo paper wraps with view of London. 1940's. £8.00
British Museum AN ACT for amending former Acts relative to the British Museum Pages numbered 341-343, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1824. £12.00
Brixton Empress POSTER for 'Sinbad the Sailor' Pantomime. Printed on card, with cord for hanging, size 14" x 10", printed in five colours, with picture of Sinbad and the great bird. c1950. £14.00
¶ Also featured 'Belli's Troupe of Performing Sea Lions'.
Cannon Street West PARTICULARS of an Important Freehold Estate comprising a Commodious Mercantile Residence... late no 23, St. Thomas Apostle, and a Spacious Light and Lofty Stack of Warehouses, Counting Houses... Extensive Wine Vaults forming together a Quadrangle with Paved Open Yard... with a Frontage upon The Splendid Avenue distinguished as Cannon Street West... communicating... with the Churchyard of St. Mary Aldermary... Also a Spacious Stack of Warehouses in Aldermary Church Yard... Which will be Sold by Auction... September 16, 1853... in One Lot. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title, fine folding large-scale plan showing the different rooms, warehouses etc. 1853. £50.00
¶ J. Shuttleworth, Printer to Her Majesty, Poultry. 1853.
Greenwich Hospital AN ACT for regulating the Payment of Navy Prize Money, and the Transmission of Accounts and Payment of Balances to Greenwich Hospital. Pages numbered 809-847, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1814. £14.00
Greenwich Hospital AN ACT to make further Regulation respecting the Payment of Navy Prize Money and to authorize the Governors of Greenwich Hospital to pay over certain Shares of Prize Money due to Russian Seamen to his Excellency the Russian Ambassador. Pages numbered 561-566, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1818. £15.00
Grocers BILL of Rd. Blackiston G. Blakiston and Thos. Myles, Grocers in the Strand. London 15th Decr. 1775. Size 12" x 7", folds, printed heading. Made out to Sir Charles Tynte, Hill Street, for nutmegs, ginger, cloves, pistachio nuts etc., (15 items listed). Receipted as paid, with a note that they have only sent half the sun raisins 'as there may be some Newer in a fortnight'. Dusty, two small repaired tears at folds. 1775. £20.00
Hackney cabs LICENCE FOR A HACKNEY CARRIAGE granted to Robert Todd, of 21 Melcomb Mews, Dorset Square Printed, with manuscript inserts, signed by Collector of Excise etc., on verso are Regulations. 1858. £10.00
¶ He was to affix the number 3401.
Justices of the Peace AN ACT for repealing an Act.... for the more effectual Administration of the Office of a Justice of the Peace, in such Parts of the Counties of Middlesex and Surrey as lie in or near the Metropolis.... Pages numbered 333-342, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1813. £11.00
London Companies MANUSCRIPT collection of engravings of the coats of arms of the Companies, with heraldic description in manuscript beneath each one. Notebook, size 6«" x 5", blue paper wraps with pattern of small stars, some tears at spine, title in ink on front wrap. Comprises 12 copper engravings size 3«" x 3". and 49 small ones size 1«" x 2", pasted one to a page, with description in heraldic terms neatly written below. A few pages at the end are headed in pencil but have not been completed with an engraving. Some light foxing of paper, but the cuttings are clean. c1840. £50.00
¶ The engravings have possibly been cut from a much earlier book on the arms of the London Companies; they appear to be early 18th century, and not contemporary with this manuscript.
London Pollution AN ACT to abate the Nuisance arising from the Smoke of Furnaces in the Metropolis and from Steam Vessels above London Bridge. Pages numbered 1605-1608, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre, and William Spottiswoode, 1853. £14.00
London PROBATE of the Will and Codicils of Robert Geoghegan, of Gower Street, late of Beckenham. Two large vellum sheets, with printed administration certificate attached, large papered seal. 1898. £12.00
London Quays AN ACT to extend the Time for purchasing the Legal Quays and Warehouses in the Port of London, and for.... the purchase of Somers and Lyons Quays.... Pages numbered 1133-1135, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1806. £10.00
Mary-le-Bone to Charing Cross Roads AN ACT to amend Two Acts.... for opening a more convenient Communication from Mary-le-bone Park to Charing Cross, and for paving the Streets to be made in Mary-le-bone Park, and to enable His Majesty to grant certain small Portions of Land as Sites for public Buildings, or to be used as Cemeteries, within the Bills of Mortality. Pages numbered 1061-1100, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1816. £15.00
Mill Hill PROBATE of Elizabeth Edwards, of Mill Hill, Hendon. Vellum, size 17" x 18", with printed certificate attached, large papered seal. 1859. £14.00
¶ Expresses her wish to be buried in the Chapel Yard of the Dissenters' Chapel at Whetstone.
National Anti-Corn-Law League A BAZAAR in the Theatre Royal, Covent Garden, London... Opened for Exhibition 8th,9th,10th May, on the 12th the Sale of Articles will Commence... 4pp., 8vo. Manchester, April 25th, 1845. £14.00
¶ 'The body of the Theatre and stage will be formed into a richly-decorated Gothic Hall... many of the large manufacturing towns (have) intimated that they intend to furnish their stalls with articles illustrative of their staple manufacture...'
Paul & Co. THE PARTED LOVERS by Richard Hatt, and My Own Dear Home. Slip ballad, size 10" x 7«", printed in two columns with a woodcut illustration above each song, the first in an oval showing a woman and a cupid seemingly floating over the sea, the other a man in a garden with two children. Paul & Co., Printers, Monmouth-court, 7 Dials. c1840. £30.00
Saint Bride AN ACT to enable the Trustees for executing an Act passed in the Thirty-second Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, for repairing, altering, and improving the Parish Church of Saint Bridget, otherwise Saint Bride, in the City of London; and for providing a Workhouse.... Cover leaf + pages numbered 379-380, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1796. £8.00
Saint Martin's ASSIGNMENT of The 'St. Martin' Public House, Duke St., Adelphi, Henry Alexander and the Lion Brewery Company to Thomas Smurthwaite of The Grapes public house Fitzroy Square. Vellum, size 22" x 28", 2 wax seals and a fine large red paper seal on a tag of the Lion Brewery Company. 1873. £14.00
Shoreditch LEASE of the Cooper's Arms Inn in Crown Street in the parish of Saint Leonard Shoreditch, Henry Thomas of Little Moorfields to Edwin Livermore, Victualler, of the Cooper's Arms. Vellum, size 23" x 28", 3 wax seals. 1839. £12.00
Spitalfields to Shoreditch Street AN ACT to enable the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods to construct a new Street from Spitafields to Shoreditch. Pages numbered 333-351, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre, and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1846. £12.00
St. Martin in the Fields AN ACT for Sale of a Tenement adjoining to Northumberland-house in the Strand (part of the Estate of Sir William Dodwell, Knight, deceased).... 11pp, disbound, decorative headpiece and floral initial letter, some wear at corners, secured with staples. Act of Parliament. 1743. £20.00
¶ Refers to a survey which showed the property 'had been in very great Danger of falling..... several large Cracks in the Wall of the said Turret, and a great Defect in the Foundation thereof....'
Supply of Water AN ACT to make better Provision respecting the Supply of Water to the Metropolis. Pages numbered 861-870, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre, and William Spottiswoode, 1852. £12.00
Thames Watermen AN ACT to explain and amend a Clause in An Act.... for making more effectual several Acts relating to Watermen, Wherrymen, and Lightermen, rowing on the River Thames so far as the same relates to Ferry-Boats and Flat-bottomed Boats. Cover leaf + pages numbered 611-612, small folio, black letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by the Assigns of His Majesty's Printer, 1731. £18.00
Victoria Dock AN ACT for authorizing the Victoria (London) Dock Company to make a new Cut Eastward of their Dock, and to raise additional Capital..... Pages numbered 1177-1194, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1857. £14.00
Walters (H.E), Old Kent Road SPECIAL NETT PRICE LIST for Wholesale Trade. H.E. Walters, Manufacturer of Oilskin Clothing, Oil-Dressed Cotton, Tarpaulin Canvas... 20pp., 8vo, with illustrations and prices. 1935. £10.00
¶ Includes Cabmen's and cyclists' capes, etc.
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British Railways (Western Region), Published by RACING AT CHEPSTOW Special Excursion Saturday, 12 May, to Chepstow. First Race 2.0 p.m. Poster, printed in black, brown and green, size 39" x 24". Headings in very large letters, horse and jockey, stand with spectators at top. Large time-table with trains from Highbridge, Weston, Bristol Temple Meads, Parson Street, and 12 other Bristol suburban stations, Pilning etc., to Chepstow, with fares. Many small creases in top right and bottom right, traces of folds. Paddington Station, W.2, April, 1962. £26.00
Davey (G) CHEPSTOW CASTLE, MONMOUTHSHIRE Lithograph, showing close-up view of castle, vegetation in fore-ground, from drawing by John Willis, on India paper, size 8" x 10", plus margins. Printed by Day & Haghe. c1860. £35.00
Monmouth RELEASE IN FEE of two tenements with smith's forge adjoining in St. Marys Street, in the occupation of Edward Cowmeadow, Gunsmith, and Thomas Knowles, John Jones of Lanarths Court, to John Bulbrick of Wonastow. Vellum, size 23" x 29", 4 good armorial wax seals, engraved heading. 1740. £26.00
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Bedford Levels AN ACT for extending the Term of the Tax on Lands, and Tolls on Goods, Wares, and Merchandizes, granted by an Act.... intitled An Act for improving the Drainage of the Middle and Outh Levels, Part of the Great Level of the Fens called Bedford Level.... also the Lands adjoining or near to the River Ouze, in the County of Norfolk, draining through the same to Sea by the Harbour of King's Lynn.... and for altering and improving the Navigation of the said River Ouze, from or near a Place called Eau Brink, in the Parish of Wiggenhall Saint Mary.... Cover leaf + pages numbered 363-366, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1796. £14.00
Blow Norton FINAL AGREEMENT between George Baker and John and Ann Glears regarding a messuage, two cottages, barn, gardens and orchards, and 28 acres of land in Blow Norton. Vellum, size x 8" x 16", printed in cursive with manuscript inserts. Blue paper tax stamp. 1824. £14.00
Great Yarmouth AN ACT for repairing, improving, and maintaining the Haven and Piers of Great Yarmouth.... and also for preserving Ships, wintering therein, from Accidents by Fire. 24pp, disbound, plus cover leaf. 1749. £18.00
Great Yarmouth PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of an Old-Established Woollen Draper's and Tailor's Shop and dwelling House... for Sale by Auction, February 2nd, 1882. 3pp., 4to, plus signed memorandum. Folded vertically with docket title. 1882. £12.00
Northrepps BOND whereby Phebe Stoneham of Northrepps spinster daughter of Joseph Stoneham Thatcher deceased, releases all claim on an enclosure of land of four acres in North Repps for the sum of 10s paid to her by Joseph Cawston. 1p., blank conjoint leaf, which has some large holes, signed with her mark by Phebe with small wax seal, witnessed. 1729. £24.00
Smith (W.H) NORWICH AND ENVIRONS Reduced Ordnance Map for Tourists by J. Bartholomew. Scale 4 miles to an Inch. Colour printed map, linen-backed, folding into sm. 8vo cloth-covered boards. Attractive printed label. c1910. £10.00
Toftmonks and Stockton PARTICULAR AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Two Pieces of Freehold Tithe Free Marsh Land of Fine Grazing Quality Situate Next the River Waveney in that Reputed Level called 'Carr's Marshes'... which will be Sold by Auction... 17th day of May, 1879. 4pp., 4to, second leaf with tear down 8" of vertical fold, repaired with document tape. Folded with docket title. 1879. £8.00
¶ Contains a brief historical description of the Marsh.
Wymondham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of A Valuable Small Estate, at and Near Silfield Division, In Wymondham, Comprising Farm, Barn, Stable.... Garden and Orchards and 38 Acres of Highly Productive Arable and Pasture Land.... which Mr S. Cann will offer for auction Friday, the 25th Day of July, 1873. 4to, 7pp., folding coloured plan. 1873. £24.00
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Alnwick, Otterburn ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 5/6/8/9. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 25" x 38", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into marbled paper wraps, large 4to. Small library stamp on verso. 1897. £32.00
¶ Covers Alnham, Embleton, Longhirst, Falstone. About one eighth of the map is blank, being on the Scottish side of the border.
Berwick upon Tweed AN ACT for continuing and granting to His Majesty a Duty of Pensions, Offices, and Personal Estates, in England and Wales, and the Town of Berwick upon Tweed; and certain Duties on Sugar, Malt, Tobacco, and Snuff.... Pages numbered 61-79, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1800. £12.00
Mac-Lauchlan (Henry) MAP OF THE EASTERN BRANCH OF THE WATLING STREET in the County of Northumberland, From Bewclay near Portgate on the Roman Wall to Berwick upon Tweed, together with a branch extending from High Rochester to Whittingham, with Enlarged Plans of the Adjacent Camps. From a Survey made by direction His Grace the Duke of Northumberland, K.G., in the Years 1857, 1858, and 1859, by Henry Mac-Lauchlan. Scale to the Map, 2 inches to a mile, scale to the enlarged plans, 8 chains to an inch. 5 double page engraved map sheets, drawn on Stone by J. French, in folio volume, half morocco, gilt title on front board, morocco rubbed. The line of the road is in red. Inscribed 'With the Duke of Northumberland's Compliments' on flyleaf. Printed for Private Distribution. 1864. £220.00
¶ The plans of the camps are very finely drawn, showing buildings, woodland etc., with delicate hachuring. Mac-Lauchlan published 'A Memoir written during a Survey of the Watling Street from the Tees to the Scotch border in 1850 and 1851...' in 1852, and later 'A Map of the Roman Wall' in 1860, and 'A Map of Northumberland shewing the Ancient Camps & Roads....' in 1866.
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Cuckney, Ollerton GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Hand-coloured map, scale 1" to 1 mile, Sheet No. LXXXII S.E., size 12" x 14", plus margins, key. 4" repaired tear in right margin. 1859. £25.00
Walker (J) & (C) NOTTINGHAMSHIRE Folding engraved, hand-coloured map, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, dissected and mounted on linen, engraved area approx. 12«" x 15«", plus margins, folding into 12mo cloth boards, with original label. Descriptive summary with table of distances etc., pasted inside front board. Boards slightly faded, slight browning along two inches at one section edge. 1841. £20.00
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Kirtlington A CATALOGUE OF 524 REMARKABLY FINE TIMBER TREES comprising 125 Valuable Maiden Oaks, 256 Superior Ash, 68 Horse Chestnuts... Lotted and Standing in the Park and adjacent Spinneys, on the Kirtlington Estate, Which will be Sold by Auction... February 16th, 1881... 7pp., sm. 8vo. 1881. £10.00
University of Oxford AN ACT to enable the President and Scholars of the College of Saint Mary Magdalen, in the University of Oxford, to grant Building Leases of certain Ground, Messuages.... in the Parish of Saint John, Southwark.... 3pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1777. £14.00
Watlington ABSTRACT OF TITLE to house and barn in Watlington. 12p., folio, in manuscript. Details indentures etc. from 1722-49. n.d. c1780? £18.00
¶ There is no title on cover leaf just 'Mr. Horne'.
Woolvercot AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Woolvercot... and for commuting the Tithes... 32pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1831. £12.00
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Bridgnorth FREEHOLD PROPERTY TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION at the Crown Hotel in Bridgnorth... 3rd Day of February, 1862... 1p., folio, plus page with docket title, fine double-page lithographed plan, hand-coloured, scale 88 ft. to an inch, showing details of garden etc. 1862. £26.00
¶ Property comprised a Family Mansion, Flower and Kitchen Garden, Shrubberies etc., two pieces of meadow, tenement suitable for the Residence of a small and genteel Family, Three Cottages. The large residence was occupied by Robert Harrison.
Claverley PARTICULARS WITH PLAN of Several Plots of... Accommodation Land... Small Farm Homestead, Also Dwelling House, Provision Shop, Cottage and Garden Situate at Heathton, Draycott etc. in the Parish of Claverley... to be Sold by Auction.. 28th day of July, 1876. 2pp., folio, plus large folding hand-coloured plan. Title page printed with a variety of type-faces. Folded with docket title. 1876. £24.00
¶ Names occupiers, adjoining owners.
Kidderminster PARTICULARS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold Licensed Property... Known as The Roebuck Hotel situate in Oxford Street... July 3rd, 1913. 2pp., folio, plus page with fine photograph of the hotel, size 7" x 8", showing people outside, and a tram stopped just in front of the audience. Folded with docket title. 1913. £22.00
Ryton ABSTRACT of Marriage Settlement and other Deeds relating to Mr. William Angworth Junr.'s claim to the Atchley Estate, in Ryton. 15p folio, in manuscript. Includes brief genealogy and lawyer's comments. c1820. £15.00
Wentnor ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LV N.W & S.W, LV N.E & S.E. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36" plus margins. Area of 'Adstone Farm' coloured in blue and pink wash. Linen backed, folding into cloth covered slipcase. Surveyed 1882, reprinted 1901. £24.00
¶ Covers Ratlinghope, Asterton, Linley Hall, Minton.
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Barnicott, Printer, Taunton VICTORIA and 'May the Queen Live for ever'. Two poems, each with floral border, printed side by side on single sheet 8" x 11", repaired split down central fold between poems, trace of other fold. Reprint of the sheet printed by Barnicott's Loyal Albion Press whilst parading the streets of Taunton on Victoria's Coronation. This reprint printed on the occasion of the Julilee '20th June, 1887, at Barnicott & Son's Office, by John Down, who went printing it in the procession... having worked for the same firm continuously since that period'. Corners of paper curled... together with 'Epithalamium', poem on the marriage of the Duke of York, July 6th, 1893, by Samuel Lane, Mary Street, Taunton. 1887. £10.00
Bath and Norton St. Philip SALE OF FREEHOLD AND OTHER PROPERTIES In the City of Bath and Norton St. Philip.... Messrs. Powell & Powell are favoured with Instructions To Sell by Auction at the Full Moon Hotel, Old Bridge, Bath, On Thursday, the 17th January, 1878... No 2, New King Street, Bath.... No 11, Caroline Buildings.... 30 Kingsmead Street.... 13 Monmouth Street.... Freehold Cottage and Garden at Norton St. Philip.... 5pp, folio, docket title, folded. Wilkinson Brothers, Bath: 1878. £20.00
Bath BILL of Payne & Tuner, Bath, for silver. 1p., small folio, all in manuscript, made out for 5 items including 'Elegant Plated candlesticks', 'thimble', contra'd against old gold, 'old silver £3 16. per oz', knife & fork Handles, etc. 1" repaired tear. 25th March 1800. £8.00
¶ Made out to Mr Le Marchant.
Bath Improvements AN ACT for better paving, cleaning, lighting, watching, regulating and improving, the City of Bath... 44pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1814. £18.00
Bath PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Business Premises.... 24 Union St., 2 Union Passage.... for Sale by Auction 4th September 1917. 3pp., folio, folded. 1917. £8.00
Bath Roads AN ACT for repealing an Act.... intitled, An Act for amending, improving and keeping in repair several Roads leading to and from the City of Bath; and for granting other Powers for more effectually improving the several Roads therein described, being in and leading to and from the said City.... 52pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. First leaf slightly browned. 1810. £18.00
Bathampton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XIV.2. Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 1/2500. Small repaired tear at right margin. Slightly dusty at right hand side. Zincographed 1888. £20.00
¶ Covers Lambridge, Bailbrook House, Holcombe Lodge, Larkhall.
Bathwick and Chew Magna COPY WILL of William Abraham of Bathwick, Banker, 1803. 6p., small folio, sewn at edge, folded with docket title... together with... An Inventory of the Personal Estate and Effects of William Abraham Deceased. 1p, folio. Paper of will watermarked 1814. £28.00
¶ Bequeathes his house in Bathwick, held under Lady Bath, property in Chew Magna, house at 6 Caroline Buildings in Lyncombe & Widcombe, money for bread for 'the second poor' of Chew Magna, shares in Sydney Gardens, money to the Bath Dispensary and Infirmary. The house at Chew Magna was called 'Fosters House'.
Bishops Hull CONVEYANCE of the equity of redemption of and in the Royal Crown Inn and land opposite in the New Road, Bishops Hull, Abraham Waygood, Innkeeper, to William Hewett, Brewer. Large vellum sheet, two wax seals. 1880. £12.00
Bridgwater ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. L.10. size approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Edition of 1930. £16.00
¶ Covers Wembdon, west side of Bridgwater, including West Street, Cattle Market.
Chard THE ATTRACTIVE RESIDENTIAL AND SPORTING ESTATE known as 'Avishays'.... comprising the Charming Period Residence with Historic Associations... 63 Acres of Parklands, Meadow and Woodlands, Picturesque Cottage Residence... Thatched Cottage... Accommodation Lands of 43 Acres... to be Offered for Sale by Auction... October 30th, 1930. 15pp., large 4to, stiff card wraps, folding coloured plan in back pocket, 8 photographs (including inside of the mansion, and the lakes), 2 leaves of photographs have been cut out and are missing. 1930. £12.00
Chelvey LETTER to Sir Charles Kemeys Tynte from Edmund Jeans (his attorney), at Binfords, near Bridgwater, 15th Sept. 1744. 1p, 4to, addressed on verso, folds. Paper creased. Remains of seal. 1744. £16.00
¶ 'I've sent William to Acquaint yr Honour's coachman how the Road is over the Fields and so down Starve Acre...' Refers to Parson's tenement at Chelvey 'which Yr. Honor went to see with Farmer Cottell in yr. way from his House to Col. Codrington and if you remember there were a great many Stones Risen, both paveing and Tileing which was your property...' Refers to making a claim for the stones.
Cotterell (H.F) MAP OF THE ENVIRONS OF THE CITY OF BATH. Drawn to illustrate Dr. Tunstall's 'Rambles about Bath'. Size 17" x 18", scale two inches to a mile, dissected and linen backed, folding to 6" x 3". Border all round. Holloway, Lith. Milsom St., c1870. £25.00
Frome ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. 281. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19" plus wide margins. O.S. blindstamp 1909. £17.00
Henstridge ASSIGNMENT of a Cottage and smith's shop at Henstridge, Nathaniel Cox and others to Henry Whitmarsh Vellum, size 24" x 31", wax seals. 1830. £15.00
¶ The premises were originally owned by the Marquis of Anglesey, Lord of the Manor of Henstridge.
Nynehead COUNTERPART LEASE of Blockhouse Farm, E. Ayshford Sanford to Elizabeth and William Ludlow. Printed, 1p, folio, with manuscript inserts, and inside a manuscript Schedule over 2 pages, giving names of fields, cultivation and acreage. Unsigned. 1861. £14.00
Pigot & Co. SOMERSETSHIRE Engraved map. Size 9" x 14", plus margins. Vignette off Wells Cathedral top left, Reference to the Hundreds, Explanation. Coast and county boundary shaded in green. Published by Pigot and Co. c1830. £38.00
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. £280.00
¶ 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);
Smith (B), Printer, Wellington THE DRUNKARD'S TREE The Sin of Drunkenness Expels Reason, Drowns Memory, Distempers the Body... Broadside printed on green paper, size 10" x 9", being a homily attacking drink, in the shape of a tree and its roots, each line printed in a different type face, wavy border. A few very small marginal tears at left edge. Traces of folds. On verso is pasted (down its righthand edge only) 'The Lord's Prayer' by W.A. Horne. Size 8" x 8", printed by E. Hodson, St. Peter's Gate, Nottingham, the prayer printed in a circle with poetry in the centre and down the sides. n.d. c1850. £35.00
¶ 'The Letters at the commencement of the Lines, form the Words 'my boast is in the glorious Cross of Christ' and the Circle contains the Lord's Prayer - each Word of which is connected with the Poetry.'
Staple Fitzpaine LEASE of a messuage and tenement containing 18 acres, Henry Portman of Brayanstone, Dorset, to Jane Redford of Staple Fitzpaine, widow. Vellum, size 18" x 25", wax seal. Signed Portman. Ink slightly faded. 1770. £16.00
Stoke under Hamdon DEMISE of a plot of ground, part of a garden, on Ham Hill, Samuel Haynes, Labourer, to John Tavender, Labourer. On paper, size 20" x 28", signed with his mark by Haynes, wax seal with a bust. Two very small splits in folds. 1827. £18.00
Taunton CONVEYANCE of houses and premises in Middle Street, Trustees of the Will of Thomas Norman Snr. to Thomas Norman. 2p., folio, folded, red margins. 1903. £8.00
Taunton STATUTE MEASURE OF HOLWAY FARM belonging to Messrs Jeffery and Evered in the Parish of Taunton St. Mary Magdalen. 1p. folio, manuscript, listing fields, orchards etc., with quality, and acreage of each. Blank conjoint leaf torn. Folds. Paper watermarked 1832. £10.00
Taunton TWO LETTERHEADS one for Cabinet Manufactory, 64, East St., 1862. 8vo, decorative heading; the other for Hawkes & Son, Ironmongers, East St. 1917, heading showing lathe etc. 4to. 2 items. 1862 and 1917. £6.00
Thorn Coffin CONVEYANCE in fee of an Orchard called Church Orchard, James Shorland and Revd. C. Boutflower to Revd. Wyndham Helyar. 3 large vellum sheets, 2 wax seals. 1877. £12.00
¶ The first part of the document refers to agreements with the Somerset and Dorset Railway Company.
Victoria Art Gallery Exhibition A PLAN FOR BATH Exhibition at the Victoria Art Gallery, Bath, Feb. 1 - March 3, 1945. 9pp., 8vo, illusts. Red and black wraps. 1945. £10.00
Walcot PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of an Old-Established Fully-Licensed Inn.... Known as the Britannia Inn.... and Two Messuages Adjoining Known as Nos. 1 & 2 Piccadilly.... for Sale by Auction.... 11th August, 1892. 3pp folio, plus docket title. 1892. £12.00
Wedmore ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXXIX.4. size approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Second edition 1902, reprinted 1935. £15.00
¶ Covers Wedmore (as far north as St. Mary's Church), Sand, Heath House.
Yatton TITHE MAP Tracing of tithe map on 8 sheets of waxed cotton, size 19" x 26", mounted on paper, with key plan, and bound in cloth boards. MS label with solicitor's name on front board. c1910. £50.00
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Amblecote PARTICULARS AND PLAN of Valuable Freehold Properties, comprising the Coalbournhill Glass Works and the Excellent Family Residence adjoining... for sale by auction... 4th day of May, 1900, The Talbot Hotel, Stourbridge. Large folio, 2pp., printed in green, decorative floral motif in corner of title page, large folding coloured plan, scale 44 ft. to an inch. Folded with docket title. 1900. £45.00
¶ Included Two Large Glass Houses, Blowing and Gathering Houses, Cutting and Etching Shops, 3 storey warehouse, etc.
Ball Green, Smallthorne, Bradley PARTICULARS of Valuable Freehold Property, 31 Dwelling Houses, and Fifty-Seven Plots of Building Land... to be Offered for Sale by Auction... At the Rising Sun Inn, Smallthorne... 1st July, 1909. 3pp., folio, listing 35 Lots, the first 15 being house in South Street, Ball Green, giving occupiers, the other 20 being plots of land. With two very large folding plans, one showing area between Heath Street and Queen Street in Smallthorne, the other building plots south of Union Street. A few very small repairs at edge tears at folds. Docket title. 1909. £28.00
Coton PARTICULARS of A Valuable and Most Desirable Freehold Estate, At Coton, in the Parish of Milwich... Consisting of Coton Hall, now and For Many Years Used as an Inn and a Farm-House, Also Another Farm-House... Wood and Plantations Which Will be Sold By Auction... 20th day of August, 1840... 3pp., folio, plus double page lithographed plan with outline colour. Folded with docket title. 1840. £38.00
¶ Gives schedules.
Dodsleigh FREEHOLD HOUSES & LAND AT DODSLEIGH Mr. Spooner has received instructions... to sell by Auction at the Butchers Arms Inn, Lower Leigh... 20th April 1857... the following Lots... Single sheet, size 15" x 8", printed on one side only, text lithographed in cursive, describing 8 Lots, at the bottom is a handcoloured plan, size 5" x 8". 1857. £24.00
Hollington PARTICULARS of Very Valuable Freehold Stone Quarries, Building Land, Substantial Stone Cottages at Hollington, Public-House, Blacksmith's Shop, Cottages and Garden at Beamhurst... to be Sold By Auction... 9th May 1857... 1p., folio, with details in a variety of large decorative type-faces at top, and list of the 13 Lots in the bottom half, plus conjoint leaf with docket title, and a full-page hand-coloured plan. Docket title very dusty. 1857. £28.00
Rushton James PARTICULARS OF SALE AND PLAN of Valuable Freehold Farm and Lands... to be Sold by Auction... at the Staffordshire Knot Inn, in Rushton... 6th June, 1890. 2pp., 4to, folding coloured plan, docket title on verso, folds. 1890. £10.00
¶ The farm was 'Old Crown Farm', vendor Jos. Millward.
Shenstone VALUABLE FREEHOLD LAND AND BUILDINGS at Shenstone, To be Sold by Auction by R. Crump at the Bull's-Head Inn, Shenstone... 24th day of November, 1813. Handbill, size 13" x 8", folds, lists 7 lots, including two messuage with bar etc., at Shenstone, pieces of land called Irons, Plank Lane Meadow etc., occupied by John Smith. Purchaser and prices pencilled in... together with separate Conditions of Sale, with large title, 3pp., sm. folio, with completed memorandum for purchase by Henry Case of Lot 5, signed and witnessed etc. Printed for Valentine & Throsby. 1813. £35.00
Smallthorne PARTICULARS OF SALE AND PLANS of Freehold Property comprising 44 Newly-erected Dwelling Houses & Shops and 18 Plots of Eligible Building Land near the Centre of Smallthorne, and at Bradley, with a Desirable Freehold Farm at Turnhurst, near Tunstall... for Sale by Auction... 31st October, 1899. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title, two very large coloured folding large-scale plans. 1899. £30.00
Wetton PARTICULARS OF SALE AND PLAN of Valuable Freehold Farms Which Will be Sold by Auction... At the Light ailway Hotel, Hulme End... 21st day of June, 1906. 2pp., small folio, large folding coloured plan. 1906. £14.00
¶ The farms were known as Cantrills and Leys.
Wolverhampton BAYLISS, JONES & BAYLISS Victoria Works, Monmore Green, Wolverhampton. Revised Price List. Printed in black and red on both sides of a 4to sheet, traces of folds. Illustrated types of barbed wire, bolts, straining pillars, etc. with prices and measurements. June 8th. 1887. £14.00
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Beccles THE PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Residential Estate in the Parishes of Beccles, Barsham and Ringsfield comprising.... a Mansion known as Ashmans seated on an Eminence in a small Park.... Rose Hall Farm.... Land extending to the River Waveney.... Also, the Manors of Rose Hall & Ashmans.... Which will be Sold by Auction.... 31st day of July, 1861. 11pp., folio, plus attractive folding coloured plan. Folded, with docket title, outside leaf with docket title browned at folds, with some crayon marks in corner. 1861. £36.00
Harleston, Halesworth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet L N.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. Small blue 'Record Map' stamp in margin. Railways inserted to 1881. O.S. blindstamp 1893. £17.00
Lowestoft PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Warehouse situate in Mariner's Street... to be Sold by Auction... 11th June, 1873. 3pp., plus docket title... together with... Particulars of Freehold Property consisting of Eight Dwelling Houses, in Arnold Street, and Cottage and Garden in Somerleyton Road, Blundeston.. to be sold by Auction 17th April, 1866. 3pp., folio. 1866 and 1873. £17.00
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Chelsham PARTICULARS of a Life Interest in the 'White Bear' Beerhouse and 2 Flint, Brick, Timber & Tiled Cottages... which will be Sold by Auction.... Croydon, 29th June, 1881. Single sheet, folio, folded with docket title on verso. 2" repaired split at one fold. 1881. £10.00
¶ Names tenants.
Manor of Wimbledon COPY ADMISSION of William Holman to a piece of land adjoining the Church Path, and pieces of land in Butt Shot. Vellum, size 26" x 22". Signed by Deputy Steward. 1839. £16.00
¶ Note at bottom that it is for 'part of an orchard and a slip in Upper Richmond Road' both from Mr Fitzgerald.
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Alciston, Folkington ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet LXVIII. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Some small numbers in red ink, possibly marking watermains etc. 1878. £30.00
Battle ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS Plan and Conditions of Sale of Loose Farm... Modern House, Staff Bungalow, terrace of five cottages... total 208 acres... for Sale by Auction... 24th July, 1961... 18pp., 4to, stiff wraps, folding plan, 9 photographic views on 3 plates. 1961. £18.00
Chichester PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of about 42 Acres... Building and Accommodation Lands... A Coal Yard and Bonding Yard in Basin Road, The Railway Tavern... Five Freehold Tenements in Tower Street... which will be Sold by Auction... 17th July, 1872... 8pp., folio, wraps, large folding hand-coloured plan, showing Canal Street, Basin, Southgate, New Road, Foundry, etc. Folded in half horizontally, wraps split along much of spine, some edge tears at right edge. 1872. £24.00
Chichester PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE and Plan of a very Valuable and Compact Property situate at Northgate, Chichester... to be Sold by Auction... 10th April, 1877. 4pp., folio, plus 2p. Conditions of Sale and docket title, very large hand-coloured plan loosely inserted. 1877. £28.00
¶ Includes Double Tenement within the Nursery ground and Gardener's Cottage, Orchard and Cottage, pasture land near the North Walls.
Eastbourne THE LINKS Meads, Eastbourne. A Young Methodism Guest House. Souvenir Booklet. 20pp., 8vo, printed card wraps, which are slightly spotty. Each page has a photograph of the house or surroundings. 20 autographs and address of fellow guests, in ink, inside of back wrap. Late 1930s? £8.00
Maresfield, Nutley OUTLYING PORTIONS OF THE MARESFIELD PARK ESTATE In the County of Sussex, consisting of 1,138 Acres, Extending Virtually from the Cliffs of Dover to the Chanctonbury Rings, Excellent Dairying and Mixed Farms, comprising Flitterbanks and Hole Farms, Lampool, Cophall, Streetfield, Spring Gardens, Boringwheel Mill... Fairholme, The Dairy House... 30 Country Cotages... Mature Oak Timber and Woodlands... For Sale by Auction... at the Public Hall, Uckfield, 18th November, 1924... 50pp., large 4to, original wraps with coloured view tipped on to front wrap. Printed on buff paper. Large folding key map. Coloured view on first page, and 27 tipped-in black and white views of farmhouses, cottages, tracts of land, fine large panoramic view of Boringwheel Lake, etc. At the rear is a very large folding coloured plan. 1924. £65.00
Walker (J) & (C) SUSSEX. Folding engraved, hand-coloured map, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, dissected and mounted on linen, engraved area approx. 12¬" x 15«", plus margins, folding to sm 4to, plain cloth boards. 1841. £18.00
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. Folding into marbled endpapers, surface of marbled paper rubbed away in places. No imprint, c.1880. £85.00
¶ A detailed map showing houses, buildings, railway line, parks, with street names, etc.
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Birmingham LETTERHEAD for Quotation of Thomas Smith & Sons of Saltley, Ltd., Saltley Mill, Birmingham. 4to, decorative heading, quoting hammers, with 8vo advertising sheet for the Engineers' Hammers, with illustration of a large hammer head. 1908. £6.00
Leamington Spa and Warwick FOUR PHOTOGRAPHS albumen prints. Large views, unmounted, size 9" x 11", comprising: Holly Walk, Town Hall (Leamington), St. John's House, River Avon with boats and boat house in foreground and Kenilworth Castle in the distance (the castle slightly blurred). Some slight curling of paper at corners. The views are titled in pencil on the back, except St. John's House, which is called 'an old house in Warwick'. c1890. £20.00
¶ The close-up view of the Town Hall is particularly clear and crisp.
Stratford on Avon GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. LIV S.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 15", plus wide margins. Fully hand coloured, key in right-hand margin. Railways inserted to 1894. Embossed stamp 1898. £26.00
¶ Covers Alcester, Charlecote, Wolverton.
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Appleby AUCTION POSTER. To Be Sold by Auction.... at the house of Mrs Lamb, The Sign of the Crown and Mitre, in Appleby.... on Saturday the 28th Day of February.... several Closes of Valuable Land, situate at Bongate Town Head, near Appleby.... Size approx. 12" x 7«", printed on one side only, small portion torn from left hand margin, folds, few small and one slightly larger holes, not affecting text, some contemporary in names and sums. 1824. £15.00
Walker (J) & (C) WESTMORELAND. Engraved map, boundaries, railways, parkland hand-coloured, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, with Reference to Wards, Polling Places indicated, etc. Size approx. 12" x 14", plus margins, central fold. Small repaired tear in bottom margin. 1842. £24.00
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WITH MANUSCRIPT PLANS OF PARISH Baverstock TITHE RENTCHARGE APPORTIONMENT Copy of 1839 document. 3p preamble, small schedule of total value of wheat, barley and oats, double-page schedule giving landowners (5 names), occupiers, Nos. on plan, premises, area and rentcharge payable. Sm. folio, bound with Manuscript copy of the Tithe Map of the Parish of Baverstock, 1840, in ink on waxed cotton. Scale 6 chains: 1", 47" x 36". Small section cut from 3 corners, not affecting any lettering, some pencil additions and annotations.... With .... Altered Apportionment of the Rentcharge, 1868. Folio, 1p preamble and double-page schedule (2 landowners), with Manuscript Plan of the Altered Apportionment, as above, 19" x 30".... With.... Altered Apportionment, 1871. Folio, 1p preamble and double-page schedule (3 landowners, including Salisbury and Yeovil Railway Co.). Attached with pins is small plan of this apportionment on waxed cotton, 8" x 6". All three Apportionments bound together in wraps, titled in ink, top wrap torn. Land Agent's working Copy. n.d. copied 1870s. £95.00
Bromham PARTICULARS of.... Freehold Dairy & Mixed Farm known as 'Durlett Farm'..... for Sale by Auction, March 9th, 1944. 5pp., sm. 4to, wraps, vertical fold. 1944. £8.00
Chippenham SHOOTING CARD printed title 'The Cottage, Chippenham'. Small card with printed heading as above on front, opening to table with columns for date, beat, partridges, hares, etc. Filled in for three days in 1908, at Chippenham and Worlington. Among the guns were the Marquis of Bristol, Sir Ralph Blois, Warren de la Rue 1908. £10.00
¶ 985 partridges were shot.
Cholderton Estate PARTICULARS Plan and Conditions of Sale of Sheep & Cattle Grazing Farm.. 80 acres of Copse well suited for shooting purposes. 8pp., folio, wraps, folding plan. Traces of vertical crease. 1925. £22.00
Codford St. Mary PARTICULARS of the Well-Known East Codford Farm.... extending to about 1,310 Acres... 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
Edington, Bulkington and Keevil PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Property at West Coulston, in the Parish of Edington, and in the Parishes of Bulkington and Keevil.... which will be Sold by Auction.... July 25th, 1872. 3pp., folio, folded, with two plans, hand-coloured in outline. 1872. £25.00
Gifford (W) COMMONPLACE BOOK containing newspaper cuttings and MS entries regarding antiquities, curious inscriptions, etc. in Wiltshire. Includes cuttings of a series of 7 articles on Old Inns of Salisbury, 7pp pamphlet on Britford Church & Parish, ink drawing of the obelisk in in St. John's Churchyard, Devizes, with inscriptions, copy of a memorial stone in Blackford Church, 7p. in a neat hand 'Blackford. Notes by E.H. Bates', copy in capital letters of inscription on plate in front of cottages at Shrewton (refers to the Flood of 1841), etc. Comments on some cuttings in ink at the margin, signed 'WWG'. Approx. 130 pages in 8vo notebook, qtr. calf, marbled boards, lacks most of spine, front board damp-stained at bottom corner, and almost detached. 1902-14. £25.00
Hilmarton Swine Fever [The Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act, 1878.] THE ANIMALS ORDER. NOTICE IS HEARBY GIVEN, That the Cowshed and Pigstyes at Snow Hill, situate in the Parish of Hilmarton, in the County of Wilts, in the occupation of Mr Walter Woodward.... were, on the 21st day of October, 1882, ordered, determined, and declared to be a place infected with Swine Fever, is now by the said Authority declared To Be Free From Swine Fever.... By Order, R.W. Merriman, Clerk to the Authority, Marlborough, September 21st, 1882. Poster, size 11" x 8«", few small holes at folds, and slightly soiled at folds. R.F. Houlston, Printer and bookseller, Chippenham, 1882. £16.00
Lacock SALE OF ATTRACTIVE SMALL RESIDENCE Known as 'Bewley Villa', Valuable Pasture Paddock, Brewery and Malting Premises. 3pp., folio, folded. 1924. £8.00
Malmesbury AN ACT for making and maintaining Turnpike Roads from the Town of Malmesbury to or near to the Town of Wootton Bassett, Sutton Benger Church,, and Dauntsey Gate.... 38pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1809. £14.00
Manningford Bruce AN ACT For Dividing and Allotting several Open and Common Fields, and Downs... in the parish of Manningford Bruce.... 22pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1801. £20.00
Milton Lilborne, Wilcott PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Small Pasture holdings known as Deane Water and Wroughton's Heart.... for Sale by Auction.... 26th April, 1904. 3pp., folio, folded. 1904. £12.00
North Wiltshire Banking Company DEED OF SETTLEMENT as Amended at a Special General Meeting of the Shareholders, Held at the Bank House, Melksham, September 4th, 1865; with an Abstract of the Act, 7 Geo. IV, c.46. 64pp., plus 6pp. Abstract of the Act for regulating Co-Partnerships of Bankers. Sm. 8vo., cloth covered boards, printed label to front board. A. Cochrane, Melksham, Pr. 1866? £20.00
Salisbury Churches ON THE DEDICATION NAMES OF CHURCHES IN SALISBURY and Their Historic Teachings. Printed large folio sheet, printed in three columns. Reprinted from the Salisbury and Winchester Journal May 19th & 26th, 1883. £8.00
¶ The paper was read by Rev. Canon Richard Jones at a meeting of the Salisbury Clerical Society.
Semington PARTICULARS WITH PLAN and Conditions of Sale of.... 'Melksham Park Farm'.... 'Soho Farm' Bowerhill.... for Sale by Auction May 8th, 1934. 8pp., 4to, wraps, folding coloured plan. 1934. £16.00
Simpson (G) Printer DEVIZES AND WILTSHIRE GAZETTE Thursday April 13, 1820. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp. Splits down left hand edge where once bound. 1820. £15.00
¶ Includes half a column on the Durrington Enclosure; news from Cadiz, particulars of Mill for sale at Cherhill, The Bell Inn at Lydeway; trial of Sir Charles Wolsely, etc.
Simpson (G) Printer DEVIZES AND WILTSHIRE GAZETTE Thursday April 20, 1820. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp. Splits down left hand edge where once bound. 1820. £15.00
¶ Contains report of County Sessions with names and sentences, radical unrest in Glasgow, the Trial of Arthur Thistlewood for high treason (1« columns), trial of 'Mitchell, the itinerant Radical orator' at Pontefract for uttering seditious expressions and 'promising to divide the estate of the Bedfords, Cokes and Fitzwilliams among the lower orders'.
Stratford sub Castle, Old Sarum ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LXVI.7. size approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. First Edition 1881. Some small edge tears at right side, small repaired tear in top margin just reaching beyond border in blank area. £22.00
Trowbridge Improvements AN ACT for paving the Footways, and for cleansing, lighting, and regulating, the Streets, Lanes, and other publick Passages and Places, within the Town of Trowbridge.... 28pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1799. £14.00
Warminster, Amesbury, Marlborough ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XIV. Engraved map, scale 1" to 1 mile, size 26" x 31". Dissected and mounted on linen, marbled endpapers, rubbed. Some darkening of paper at some section edges, margins rather grubby, lacking some of silk edging tape at top edge, holes in linen where some folds meet. c1860. £22.00
Westbury A STATEMENT OF LANDS AND PREMISES in the Parish of Westbury belonging to Mr. Thomas Whitaker with the Amount of Rent Change in lieu of Tithes apportioned to each separate piece of Land. 4 double-page spreads in 4to notebook, marbled wraps, half of a another double page spread is missing. Some repaired tears. Used probably mid 20th century to copy 8 pages of information about Bratton, with owners, lands and occupiers and numbers on tithe map 1842. 1841. £20.00
Westbury PARTICULARS AND PLANS of the Greater Portion of ... The Belle Vue Estate, Including 60 Valuable Building Sites... The Old Cricket Field... Bella Vista House... Brook Mill Far, together with the Valuable Mineral underlying this Lots, and Valuable Wyleave Rent paid by the New Westbury Iron Company... 10pp., folio, wraps, 2 large folding maps. 1912. £22.00
Westbury PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Freehold Training Establishment with 347 1 rood 34 perches of Downland Gallops... 3pp., 4to, wraps, vertical crease. 1916. £12.00
Wheatley (William Walter) LONGBRIDGE DEVERILL as it was about 1845. Church, Bridge, etc., all altered. Property of Marquis of Bath. Watercolour, size 11«" x 15«", in buff mount, size of mount 18" x 23". Lettered neatly on back of mount as above. Initialled 'WWW' bottom right. c1860. £280.00
¶ A very attractive scene showing people on wooden bridge, two attractive thatched cottages in foreground, one with washing hung out, other cottages surrounding church, many figures. Trees in background. Wheatley (c1811-1885) was employed over a period of ten years by Francis Weare Braikenridge, the Bristol antiquarian, to record old houses, churches, monuments, etc., in Somerset. It was hoped they might be used to illustrate a new edition of Collinson's Somerset. He was born in Bath, and lived for a time at Rode in Somerset.
Worton POSTER advertising auction on 26th April 1877 of Freehold Pasture Land known as 'Tim's Ground' now in the occupation of Frederick Flooks.... there is a Cow House with Calf Stage on the Ground.... Size 20" x 15", folded, a few foxing spots at fold. Bolwell, Printer, Devizes. 1877 £17.00
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Alvechurch TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION at St. Martin's Tavern, in Birmingham, Thursday, the 18th of December... Handbill, printed in large letters, describing two lots, one a house and meadow at West-heath in the occupation of Joseph Baylies, the other parcels of land of 8 acres, part of the Manor of Alvechurch, occupied by Joseph Herdman, Henry Stibbs, William Harrison. Printed by Turner & Son, Top of Snow-Hill, Birmingham. Paper water-marked 1811. £26.00
Bromsgrove LEASE OF POSSESSION newly enclosed parcels of land amounting to 30 acres, situate on Bromsgrove Lickey, William Tyler of Wakefield, Woolstapler, to Elizabeth Powell of Bromsgrove. Vellum, 16" x 23", fine armorial wax seal of Tyler. 1822. £14.00
Caroe (W.D), Architect GREAT MALVERN PRIORY CHURCH Jesus Chapel. 1/4" scale. Architect's plan in pencil and colour wash showing the chapel with seating, opening to the Tower, etc., with notes on seating at the right, for example 'The screen can if desired be kept back to the dotted blue line in which case the Accommodation of he Chapel will be reduced by 8 and that outside it increased by 15', 'Remove Railings', etc. Size 13" x 16", glued along the top to a large sheet of buff paper. Signed at bottom corner 'W.D. Caroe. March 1921', with a small indelible stamp of the address in Westminster. 1921. £36.00
¶ Caroe was a leading architect in ecclesiastical restoration in the early twentieth century.
Malvern CATALOGUE of a Portion of the Valuable Household Furniture and other effects which Lear & Son will sell by Auction... September 25th, 1916. 8vo catalogue opening out to poster-sized sheet listing 213 Lots. 1916. £12.00
¶ The house was 'Medhurst', Worcester Road.
Oldswinford PARTICULARS OF SALE of Reserved Ground Rent at Dudley and Shares in Freehold Properties at Audnam & Oldswinford near Stourbridge... for Sale by Auction... 11th July 1884. Handbill, small folio. Folds. Mark & Moody, Printers, Stourbridge. 1884. £12.00
¶ Lot 2 was a share in Ivy House, Audnam, and Lot 3 a share in Two Cottages at Oldswinford.
Saint Martin PROBATE of the will of James Taylor, Victualler. Vellum, size 14" x 16", smaller printed certificate attached, fine large papered seal. 1840. £14.00
Sneads Green Manor, Everton Estate, etc. A PARTICULAR OF THE FREEHOLD AND LEASEHOLD ESTATES purchased by G. Forester Esq. and in which he has the fee subject to the Incumbrances charged thereon. 3p, size 16" x 10". Details lands with columns for acreage, rent for the year 1815, and on the inside is a list of 'Incumbrances' on the estates, and 'Remarks', stating rights of Common, right of pasturing cows etc... together with a similar document... A Particular of the settled Estates of G. Forester Esq.... measured and valued by Mr. Fulljames in the year 1806. 1806 and 1815. £26.00
¶ Includes 'The Manor & Lordship of Sneds Green purchased of Mr. Fras. Mole with the Manorial rights and several Cottages Orchards & Gardens thereto adjoining', 'A Leasehold under the Bishop of Worcester called the Mitre Oak Inn..' etc.
Worcester ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LIV S.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. 'Index to Tithe Survey' in top margin. O.S blindstamp 1883. £20.00
¶ Shows Worcester, Fladbury, Feckenham.
Worcester ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXIII.8. Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 27" x 38". Folded. 1947. £15.00
¶ Railway line runs north - south at centre. Shows Perrywood Works, Royal Porcelain Works, Diglis, Red Hill, Cathedral.
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Baker (B.C) THE CONTINUING WITNESS Methodism in Barwell from the 18th century to the Present Day. 15pp., sm. folio, gestetnered. Printed wraps. 1973. £6.00
Bishopthorpe, Escrick ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 191. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Some red ink lines along banks of Ouse, Naburn Lock marked in red. 1852. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1866. £28.00
Clark (Estra), Illustrator A MAP OF YORKSHIRE Produced by British Railways. Pictorial map printed in bright strong colours, size 39" x 49". Scale 4" = 10 miles. Decorative border, coat of arms of county top right, of the Ridings bottom right, of North Eastern Railway top left. Vignettes illustrating 'West Riding Industry' with millworker, miner etc., and 'North and East Ridings Farming and Fishing' with fisherman etc. Pictorial representation of the towns, stately homes, local products, figures from history and legend, such as William Wilberforce, Mother Shipton, Guy Fawkes, the Brontes. Two repaired 3" tears from bottom edge, central fold, traces of having been rolled and slightly flattened but not folded. Some areas of small creases at the bottom. Published by The Railway Executive (Eastern & North Eastern Region) 1949. £110.00
¶ Estra Clark was a headmistress at a school in Scarborough.
Grewelthorpe, Kirkby Malzeard ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet CI N.E. and sheets to south and west. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 36", composite map of 4 quarter sheets, linen-backed, dated 1900, over-printed in colours with title 'In Parliament, Harrogate Waterworks Tramroad, Session 1904, Plan Shewing Proposed Telephonic Mains on Roads, Highways, Lands, and Properties in the West Riding of the County of York.' Marked very neatly in red with line of existing Tramroad, proposed Telephonic Main. Water features hand-coloured. 1904. £26.00
Halifax TEN BILLS in manuscript, Halifax 1787-1797. All made out to Mrs Gill, Halifax, by different tradesmen, for calico, bonnet, medicines, silver labels, silk twist, mending shovel etc. The largest 5" x 7", the smallest narrow slips. 1787-97. £20.00
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
Ingleton LEASE of inclosure in the Township of Ingleton called Between Gates, Adam Shepherd, Ironmonger, to Richard Balderston. 2pp., folio, wax seals. Folds. 1797. £24.00
London & North Western Railway DRAFT AGREEMENT between The London & N.W. Railway and Harrop Wrigley of Tamewater as to the purchase of lands at Tamewater for the Delph Branch of the Huddersfield and Manchester Railway for £350. 3pp., folio. 1849. £18.00
Northallerton REPORT OF THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY OF THE BOROUGH. 5pp., with a plan coloured in outline, on folding sheet, by R.K. Dawson, scale 4" to 1 mile and 1" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1837. £24.00
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
Scarborough, Flamborough, Rillington ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 29", border all round. Parkland and coast hand-coloured, some roads and railways coloured by an early owner, and the railway line between Scamer and Wilton inked in in red, with stations named. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding to small 4to, marbled endpapers. Linen between sections stained pink in a couple of places. Surface slightly dusty. c1888. £24.00
Skipton QUITCLAIM of John Sharpe of Skipton, yeoman, to Mary Ellis of York, Spinster, releasing all claims, debts, etc. Printed, with manuscript inserts, good wax seal with an anchor, 1p., with blank conjoint leaf. Witnessed with four attractive signatures. 1707. £25.00
Sneaton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 46. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Area in south-east approx. 7" x 8" outlined in green wash. 1853. £25.00
¶ Covers Wragby, Row, Pike Hill.
Whitby Water Act ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLV S.E. and the sheet to the south, scale 6" to 1 mile, size 25" x 18", plus margins, overprinted in red with 'Whitby Water Act. 1928. House of Lords. The Plan referred to...' and showing the pipe-lines etc. west of New Wath Scar. 1928. £18.00
York City Club MENU for the Annual Dinner at Harker's Hotel, Nov. 24th, 1893. 4pp, 12mo, on pink card with decorative gold border with medieval people, etc. Small trace of glue on front... together with... similar menu for the Club's dinner in 1894, on plain card simple gold line border. 1893-4. £12.00
York TICKET for The Ancient Society of York Florists Grand Floral Fete, September 6th, 1871. Printed on card, 2«" x 3«", with decoration showing Adam and Eve, small foxing spot... together with... Invitation from the Sheriff of York to a Reception at the Exhibition Buildings, January 16th, 1895. Printed in brown on card, 4«" x 6", made out to Mr Bainbridge. Decoration with coat of arms, leaves, etc. 1871 and 1895. £12.00
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Grose ISLAND OF GUERNSEY engraved map. size 5" x 5«", on folio sheet of thick paper, descriptive text below and on verso. £34.00
¶ The map also shows the island of Sark.
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Irish Schools AN ACT for enabling Tenants in Tail and for Life, and also Ecclesiastical Persons, to grant Land for the Purpose of endowing Schools in Ireland. Pages numbered 245-246, disbound, small hole affecting a couple of words, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1810. £12.00
Viscountess Kilwarden AN ACT for settling and securing a certain Annuity on the Viscountess Kilwarden, and on the Family of the late Arthur Lord Viscount Kilwarden. Pages numbered 721-723, disbound, folio, corner torn from second leaf, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1803. £11.00
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Auchencreith INVENTORY AND APPRAISEMENT of the Stock Crop household furniture and other effects which belonged to the late James Laurie Farmer in Auchencreith... made by James Finning Farmer in Tinwald house and James Wilken Farmer in Tinwald downs. Manuscript in a large clear hand, 5p., small folio, signed on each page by the two farmers. Includes farm stock, crops and implements, and household contents, together with a document whereby the heirs appoint Finning and Wilken... together with Deed of Settlement of Helen Laurie, signed on her behalf by the writer as she declares that from old age, indisposition of want of practice she cannot write & she having in token of the authority given to us touched our pens...' Together with writer's account, 5p., 3 large printed tax certificates. 1833. £30.00
Clyde Shipping Company Ltd. POSTER Showing donkeys, pigs, goats, sheep and cows on an 'ark' with the name 'Taskus', in bright colours on a blue ground, 'Clyde Shipping Company Ltd' in large white lettering at top, 'Incorporated in Scotland' below that, and at the bottom in black 'Regular Service. Waterford with Liverpool. Offices, Waterford, Custom House Quay, Liverpool, India Buildings, Water Street.' 'Paterson' bottom right. Size of poster, 40" x 29". No folds. Printed by McCorquadale, Glasgow. c1950. £100.00
¶ Lennox Paterson was a lecturer in graphic design and Deputy Director at the Glasgow School of Art. He also illustrated books.
Dumfries ARTICLES OF ROUP of The Anchor Inn, Dumfries. 4p. folio, manuscript. The first page is a detailed description of the property, with names of adjoining occupiers etc. 1866. £12.00
¶ The auctioneer was to be David Creighton.
Edinburgh TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS SheetS VII N.W. and Sheet III S.E. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 18", plus margins. Contours in red. Revision of 1931-2 with additions in 1938. £18.00
¶ Covers Redford Barracks, Torphin Hill, Juniper Green, and Arthur's Seat, Morningside, Craigmillar.
Leith Harbour AN ACT for improving the Harbour and Docks of Leith. Pages numbered 1033-1036, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1847. £12.00
Lizars (W), Pub. NEW ROAD MAP OF SCOTLAND With All The Lines of Railway, Canals &c. Lithographed map, size 34" x 21", linen-backed and folding into small 4to boards, gilt title, cloth split down hinge of spine, cloth on front board darkened and stained. Fully hand coloured in counties, covering the whole of Scotland. Inset of Shetland Isles. Scale 1" = 10 miles. n.d. c1840. £70.00
Musselburgh REPORT UPON THE BOROUGH OF MUSSELBURGH 2pp, with a Plan of the Town, by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline, size 13" x 18", scale 6" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. c1832. £24.00
Scottish Bridges and Timber AN ACT to prevent Damage to certain Bridges in Scotland from the floating of Timber. Pages numbered 813-815, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1813. £10.00
Scottish Game AN ACT for the better Preservation of the Game in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; and for repealing Part of an Act.... for the better Preservation of the Game.... Cover leaf + pages numbered 395-396, small folio, Black Letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Thomas Baskett, 1761. £12.00
Scottish Herring AN ACT to increase the number of Trustees for the Herring Fishery, and to direct the Application of the Funds granted for the Promotion of Manufactures and Improvements in Scotland. Pages numbered 889-892, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1847. £11.00
West Calder ACCOUNTS of James Fairley for carpentry and odd jobs done for Mrs Maitland at West Calder. In 8vo 'Commercial Memorandum Book 1857', marbled wraps, 16 pages of accounts, plus blank pages, detailing work such as making cold frames, cleaning windows 'painting old bridge green', 'packing box for Jelly', 'apprentice 3 days painting drying poles hotbed frame 2 coats and apple house door'. 1857-61. £25.00
¶ Possibly refers to the Maitland family of the Hermand estate.
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Barmouth Harbour AN ACT for repairing, deepening, enlarging, and preserving, the Harbour of Barmouth, in the County of Merioneth. Cover leaf + pages numbered 1019-1038, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1797. £16.00
Brecon Beacons ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size approx. 25" x 36". Made up of four quarter sheets, border all round. A few very light spots in centre of map. Small splash mark in right margin. Sold by Jas. Gardner. Published at the Tower, 1st September 1832. £48.00
¶ Covers Abergavenny, Hay, Penderyn, Brecon. Watermark 'T. Edmunds Wycombe 1832'.
Brecon ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLII N.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Quarter sheet. Laid down on thin card. 1888. £14.00
¶ Shows Brecon in S.E. corner, Llandulas etc.
Cefn Mawr PEOPLE'S HALL Playbill 'Denis Emons presents his Grand Xmas Pantomime Babes in the Wood...' in ten Glorious Scenes... Comedy Galore... Card, size 12" x 8", printed in bright red, blue, yellow and green, with holes at top for hanging, picture of Babes with rabbits, signed W. Hemmings. Card slightly darkened at edges. c1953. £12.00
Corwen VALUABLE FREEHOLD ESTATE To Be Sold by Auction by Oates & Perrens at the Owen Glyndwr Hotel, Corwen... 30th June, 1865... All that Farm and Lands commonly called Tynewydd Hendreforfydd... in the occupation of John Evans... 2pp., folio, folded with docket title, plus full page lithographed coloured plan. Lists field names etc., acreage, cultivation. Attached at top left are manuscript Conditions of Sale, 5p., and manuscript Abstract of Title of Messrs. Evans, detailing title from 1765, 15p., folio, on blue paper. 1865. £36.00
¶ The plan shows the Llangollen-Corwen Railway, the Holyhead Road and the River Dee.
Llanfair PARTICULARS AND PLAN of Sale of Freehold Farm comprising House, Buildings & 34 Acres... for Sale by Auction... February 15th, 1909. Title page and one page description of the farm 'Pentre Ucha', small folio, folding plan. Folded with docket title. Some small edge tears. 1909. £16.00
Swansea Dock AN ACT to authorize certain Arrangements with respect to the Capital of the Swansea Dock Company. Pages numbered 765-770, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1855. £10.00
Swansea LETTER from J. Michael Williams to Henry Williams, Swansea, April 6, 1849, advising against buying timber as there is severe competition in the trade. He had heard 'Llewellyn's had lost very largely by their iron Works 40-50,000...'. Refers to 'Gossage's Patent': 'I think I shall advise our House not to give £3000... it is useless except for Freeburning...' 4p., sm. 8vo, mourning border. 1849. £15.00
Taff Vale Railway Company ISSUE OF FOUR PER CENT STOCK Prospectus for this share issue of £350,00 Preference Stock, 15th July, 1914, 1p, sm. folio, plus Form of Application and Receipt on adjoining leaf, together with a similar sheet for issue of Unalloted Balance, 27th February 1915. Folds. 1914-15. £12.00
Welshpool ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 60 N.E. Size 12" x 19", border all round, folded. Trimmed to border. 1" split at fold at edge. 1880. £15.00
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Aliens AN ACT to continue.... and amend An Act for establishing Regulations respecting Aliens arriving in the Kingdom, or resident therein, in certain Cases. Pages numbered 493-503, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1798. £12.00
American Thread Company PROSPECTUS 4pp., folio, folded with docket title. Some foxing at edges. 1898. £20.00
¶ The Company was established to unite eight cotton manufacturers and spinning, twisting, dyeing businesses in the eastern States. It had links with the English Sewing Cotton Company Ltd., and J. & P. Coats Ltd. were to apply for 100,000 Shares.
Anglo American Corporation of South Africa SHARE CERTIFICATE for 655 shares in Brakpan Mines Limited. Size 8" x 11", folds, printed in brown, manuscript inserts and impressed seal of Brakpan Mines, London. 1954. £10.00
Annuities RELEASE of interest in five thousand pounds of annuities, Thomas Mitchell of the King's Dragoon Guards, residing at Mayfair, to Thomas Sharpe Mitchell of Phantafore in Midlothian, and James Robert Gardiner of Somerset House. Vellum, size 23" x 28", wax seal. 1854. £9.00
Apprenticeship BOND whereby Miles Lowly, having taken Joseph Morton apprentice for a term of seven years, promises to pay a penalty of three pounds if he does not have his Liberty and his Indentures at the end of the term. On paper size 6" x 6", signed by Lowly and a witness, 'Miles Lowly's Note' on verso. 1st August 1732. £8.00
¶ There is no indication of where Lowly lived, or what he profession was.
Bacon's NEW SURVEY MAP OF NORTHAMPTON, HUNTINGDON, CAMBRIDGE & BEDFORD Full colour map, scale 2 miles to an inch, with Gazeteer, linen-backed, size 34" x 45", folding into 4to cloth boards. c1900. £25.00
Band of Hope MEMBERS CARD pledging to abstain from alcohol. Attractively colour-printed card showing images of 'Play' (boy on sands), 'Prayer', 'Work' and 'Study'. Size 5«" x 7«", made out to John Reed Lawrance of Mawgan Methodist Band of Hope. Onward Publishing Office, Manchester. 1933. £7.00
Bartholomew & Son, Pub. L M S MAP OF ENGLAND AND WALES Scale approx. 2" = 30 miles. Printed on thin paper, showing lines in heavy black with stations in red, size 27" x 23", folded to small 8vo. 2" repaired tear at top. c1910. £18.00
Beresford (Rt. Hon. William), Politician LETTER to 'my dear Cousin' signed 'Wm. Beresford', dated Hampton Court, July 17th. Says although they have not met he would like to make his acquaintance, and refers to his cousin's wish to obtain the situation of agent at Bristol for Mr Horford, saying the selection has been delegated to a small committee. 3p., small 8vo. n.d. c1880. £14.00
¶ Beresford was Secretary at War during the first Derby-Disraeli Ministry, 1852. He was the last holder of the office of Master of the Tennis Court, Hampton Court, and had lodgings there.
Berkshire and Hampshire TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets XLIII.12/III.12 and XLIII.11/III.2. Each size 26" x 37", scale 25" to 1 mile. Edition of 1911. £12.00
¶ Shows River Emborne, Hyde End Fishery, Woodhouse Farm, northern part of Headley, Starck House Farm, Foxhold Farm.
Birmingham & Oxford Railway FOLDING MANUSCRIPT PLANS of part of the line, Fenny Compton to Birmingham each plan in ink heightened with colour, on tissue, backed with linen, size approx. 56" x 10", 10 plans. Cloth spine with morocco label, lacks boards. Each plan titled on front section, with number, the first plan is 'Fenny Compton to Harbury. 97-100', the last plan is 'Yardley to Birmingham 125¬ to 127', each one with GWR stamp to verso. n.d. probably 1860's. £110.00
¶ The plans show owners of land, water features, buildings etc. A few notes in pencil.
Bohemia, Saxony, Venetian Republic etc. MAP being the eastern half (?) of a map of part of Europe. Engraved map with outline colour, size 40" x 16", dissected and mounted on linen. Folding to 8vo. Manuscript title on verso 'Pays frontieres du cote de l'orient'. Late 18th century. £18.00
¶ Covers Gulf of Trieste, Rome, Ventimille, Heidelberg, Luneberg.
Boyd (Thomas) LETTER to 'My dearest Fanny', Dec. 27th. 11 lines, 1p 4to, conjoint leaf with address of Mrs Boyd, Harrow, wax seal, circular postmark with '27/DE', saying he will see her on Friday, and that 'the Delaps, little Majo - Jacob & the Tribe of Lee - not Levi - nothing Jewish about them - will add, if possible, to the pleasure of Friday'. n.d. c1790? £24.00
¶ At the bottom is written in ink in another hand 'reputed author of Junius'. Boyd was one of the 40 or more authors suspected of writing the letters. At the end of his life he held posts in India.
Brighton and Cheltenham Direct Railway PROSPECTUS Capital £1,000,000 In Shares of £20 Each. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title. List of Committee etc. on first page, explanation of the advantages of the railway, and form for shares on the second page, the third page being a full-page plan, engraved by J. Wyld, covering the south coast north to Manchester, showing the proposed line hand-coloured in red, the Manchester and Southampton in blue, and the Southampton, Manchester & Oxford Junction in yellow. Small library stamp top right. 1845. £85.00
¶ 'by means of this projected line, a direct communication with France, either from Brighton or Dover, will be opened with the Northern Counties of England.' The Engineers were Sir John Rennie and George Remington.
Bristol District GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF ENGLAND AND WALES Solid and Drift. Bristol District. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Parts of Sheet 250,251,264,265,280,281. Coloured map, on thick paper, overall size 42" x 34", folded. Vertical sections at sides, including sections of coalfields, sections in bottom margin. 1962. £18.00
British Railways WESTERN REGION Plymouth Division. Map of lines and stations, covering area from Trowbridge west to Penzance. Size 30" x 59", folded, inset maps of Exeter and Plymouth. With key for Locomotive Depot, Freight, Marshalling Yard etc. Printed in some kind of early reproduction process. February 1963. £17.00
British Railways WESTERN REGION Colour-printed map, scale seven and a half miles to an inch. Size 32" x 45", folded. The four divisions shown in pink, yellow grey and green, lines of the six districts in different colours. With insets of London, South Wales, Bristol and Plymouth areas at a larger scale. Key to different types of station etc. Revised 1963. £24.00
Buckingham and Bedford GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. XLVI.N.W. Fully hand-coloured map, scale 1" to 1 mile, size approx. 13" x 15", plus wide margins, key in left-hand margin. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1901. £25.00
Capture of Minorca SUPPLEMENT TO THE GENTLEMAN'S MAGAZINE for the year 1798. Pages numbered 1093-1158. Several pages on the capture of Minorca, Nelson in the Mediterranean, etc. 1798. £8.00
Catholic Emancipation ROMAN CATHOLIC EMANCIPATION. THE DELUDED SHEPHERD - A FABLE. Poem in manuscript attacking Catholic emancipation, in the form of an allegory about a shepherd who wishing to be kind to beasts excluded from the fold admits wolves who finally murder the flock: 'Who wished indeed to save the sheep/And yet the Wolves in humour keep/Him the submissive brutes petition/To pity their forlorn condition...' 94 lines, 4p., 4to. Feb. 20th, 1829. £30.00
Cornwall and Devon Miners AN ACT to defray the Charge of the Pay, Clothing, and Contingent Expences of the Disembodied Militia... and of the Miners of Cornwall and Devon; and for granting Allowances in certain Cases to Subaltern Officers, Adjutants.... Pages numbered 1561-1570, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1814. £16.00
Cox (Horace), Publisher THE FIELD The Country Gentleman's Newspaper. 102pp., folio. Horizontal fold. February 23rd, 1907. £14.00
¶ Numerous adverts. for country seats, etc. Much on hunting.
Davie Estates, Devon and Cornwall AN ACT for vesting parts of the Estates of Sir John Davie Baronet, deceased, in Trustees, upon Trust to be sold, and for laying out the Purchase Money... in the Purchase of other Estates... 27pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1839. £15.00
¶ Includes an 8pp schedule of the lands and tenants concerned at Exeter, Hollacombe, Brixton, Marleigh, Holsworthy and Bittiscombe.
Debtors AN ACT for the Relief of certain Insolvent Debtors. Pages numbered 1071-1096, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1806. £12.00
Duty on Horses AN ACT to continue Two Acts.... for reducing the Duties payable on Horses.... and to reduce the Duties chargeable under certain Acts.... in respect of certain Horses, Mares, Geldings, and Mules. Pages numbered 205-207, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Strahan, 1819. £10.00
Egypt TEN POSTCARDS all coloured, a few used with 1906 postmarks. Includes fine view of people outside 'Native Grocery' with rows of sugar cones hanging up; military parade with soldiers in fezes, band etc.; soldiers in red jackets and white helmets posed all over the sphinx titled 'Occupation of The Sphinx'... together with... real photo card of boy with a shadoof. One card (of a pyramid) dusty on verso and worn at corners. c1906 or earlier. £20.00
¶ Publishers include The Cairo Postcard Trust, Lichtenstein & Harari.
Felonies on Canals and Navigable Rivers AN ACT to facilitate the Trial of Felonies committed on board Vessels employed on Canals, Navigable Rivers, and Inland Navigation. Pages numbered 277-278, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Strahan, 1819. £10.00
First World War DESPATCH from His Majesty's Ambassador at Berlin respecting the rupture of Diplomatic Relations with the German Government. 5pp., folio, folded with docket title 'Miscellaneous. no. 8... Presented to both Houses of Parliament... August 1914. The letter was from Sir E. Goschen to Sir Edward Grey. 1914. £15.00
First World War TWO NOTEBOOKS OF LETTERS written by a soldier to his wife in Devon in the summer of 1918. One notebook size 6" x 4", with 'Carnet...' etc printed on front wrap, with space for filling in name etc., in 'Commence le...' is entered in pencil 'May 4th 1918', the entry for 'de' is eligible, 34p., the other notebook size 6«" x 4", plain red wraps, 32p., written in indelibe pencil throughout. Letters begin 'My dear wife' etc., but it is difficult to see that they would have ever been sent and passed the censor, as they are very critical of the war and 'Militarism', although on the other hand they mention people and events at home, requesting she pass on thanks for socks and food parcels sent out, etc. He does refer at one point to 'my public letter'. 1918. £110.00
¶ The writer signs himself 'Sid' and planned to be a draper on return to Devon. He expresses his hatred for the military machine: 'We are a part of a machine, we have to do what we are told whether it is right or wrong, & told by men who are ignorant bullies at times. Intellect & abilities count for nothing in this huge machine of Militarism...'. 'Good Friday Mar 29 1918. At present dear while the folk at home are worshipping & praying for the longed-for peace my pals & self are squatting in a little tin shanty wasting the valuable life God has blessed us with... everything around us is desolation... it is a mockery... beyond all comprehension...'. Elsewhere he says 'The war has gone on much too long. The longer I am out here the greater the effect it is having on my nerves. I am very conscious of the effect it is having upon me spiritually, mentally & physically... it has almost made me lose faith in a living God...' He appears not to know about the bigger picture of the war: 'Am still absolutely ignorant regarding the recent battle for being in Belgium & away from civilisation it is quite impossible to get hold of a newspaper... we hear rumours....' He feels that conscription for women is immanent, and advises his wife to stay in her farm job as a way of avoiding it. The last entries express his fears for life after the war, and how men will be able to think independently again after being 'like a wheel in a watch'. There are a few descriptions of life in the 'bivy' such as the joy of eating a fresh egg, sleeping on a treadboard, etc., but no references to fighting, or his regiment.
Forest of Dean LINES IN THE FOREST OF DEAN Copy of the Midland Railway Distance Diagram, Sheet 51A, 1917. Size 19" x 14". Copied by some early photographic method on waxed cotton, folding into small 4to blue card endpapers. n.d. c1950. £8.00
German Prunes AN ACT to permit the Importation of Prunes the Produce of Germany. Page numbered 281, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1816. £8.00
Glasgow and Birmingham STEWARTS AND LLOYDS LIMITED Trade Price List 1899. 3pp., 4to. Lists tubes and fittings for gas, water and steam, with small illustrations. Traces of having been folded to put in envelope, front page dusty, small tear at fold. 1899. £8.00
Gloucestershire, Hampshire, Dorset ABSTRACT OF TITLE of Sir John Webb, Bart. Details mortgages etc. relating to his Manors in (among other places) Hatherop, Aldsworth, East Leach, Coln St. Alwyn, Southropp (Gloucestershire), Ripley, Christchurh, Ringwood, Fordingbridge, Midgeham (Hampshire), Hamworthy, Lytchett Minster, Canford, Poole, Canford Magna (Dorset). 49 pages, folio, written on one side nly, held at corner with tape, torn and dusty outer sheet with docket title, ink on first couple of leaves rather faded. 1781. £45.00
¶ Refers to indentures as far back as 1713, and mentions connections with many landowning families, including Lord Waldegrave, Barbara Viscountess Montagu, Lord Teynham, Marquis of Hertford etc.
Great Britain, Ireland and Newfoundland Trade AN ACT for continuing several Laws relating to the Prices at which Corn and Grain may be exported from Great Britain and to the Admission to Entry of Oil and Blubber of Newfoundland.... Pages numbered 1225-1227, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1805. £10.00
Great Western Railway REPORT OF THE DIRECTORS and Financial Accounts.... Year Ended 31st December, 1921. 19pp., folio, folded, including full page map of the system. Wear along one fold with slight loss of text on map page. 1922. £20.00
Great Western Railway Company FORM of the Shareholder Trenham Old, Pier Mansion, Brighton, requesting payment of dividends to be paid to his account at Smith Payne and Smith, Lombard St. 1p., 4to, printed, with manuscript inserts. Brief letter on blank conjoint leaf, and address panel and stamp on verso, traces of paper on address panel, presumably where once stuck in album. 1858. £16.00
Habeas Corpus AN ACT for the more effectual Administration of Justice in those Parts of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland called England and Ireland, by the issuing of Writs of Habeas Corpus ad testificandum, in certain Cases. Pages numbered 953-954, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1803. £11.00
Her Majesty's Theatre SOUVENIR OF NERO Ninth of March, 1906. Presented, With Mr. Tree's Compliments, on the Occasion of the Fiftieth Consecutive Performance of Nero. Booklet with cast list etc., 14 pages of text, plus 10 coloured full-page portraits of the cast, from pastels by Chas. Buchel. Oblong 4to, attractive decorative stiff wraps with picture of charioteer. 1906. £14.00
¶ Beerbohm Tree played Nero.
Isle of Man Imports AN ACT to permit the Exportation of certain Articles to the Isle of Man from great Britain. Pages numbered 1289-1290, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1812. £12.00
(Jaillot, A.H. & Mortier, P.) CARTE DE L'ENTREE DE LA TAMISE Avec les Bancs, Passes, Isles et Costes comprises entre Sandwich et Clay. Copper-engraved chart, size approx. 18" x 35". extends from Sandwich to Clay in Norfolk. Inset map of Thames from London to 'Greane Island'. Hand-coloured. Scale bar in French, English, Spanish and German leagues, compass roses. North is to the right of the chart. Towns and villages shown with small churches etc., coloured red, also shows windmills. Traces of central fold, small skilfully repaired tear at right-hand margin. (Paris, 1693.) £300.00
Johnston (W. & A.K), Lithographers GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY Scale 8 miles to an Inch. December 1926. Map size 29" x 31", folded to 8vo, lines printed in different colours. Larger scale inserts around map of west London, Birmingham, Plymouth, Wrexham, South Wales. Small piece torn from margin top left. 1926. £26.00
Lethbridge & Ashley Estates A PARTICULAR OF SOME LANDS IN SOMERSET AND DORSET belonging to Messrs Lethbridge & Ashley 1792. Sm. 8vo notebook giving details of 13 farms with name & acreage of each field, coppice, etc. and name of tenant. Includes farms at Henstridge, Preston Plucknett, Nether Compton, Buckhorn Weston, Beaminster, Symonsbury. 19pp in a neat hand, plus blanks, marbled wraps with MS title on label on front wrap. 1792. £32.00
McCorquadale & Co., Printers MAP OF THE LONDON MIDLAND AND SCOTTISH RAILWAY and areas of Associated Omnibus Undertakings. Fully colour-printed map, size 36" x 22", showing all the main railway lines in thin black lines, LMS associated routes in thick red line, areas shaded in colours to show areas of 18 different omnibus companies, with Explanation. On verso is printed 'Directory of Omnibus Undertakings'. Folded to narrow 8vo, title foxed. Two small splits at fold repaired on verso. August 1930. £24.00
Montgomery, Merioneth and Shropshire Roads AN ACT for continuing and enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts.... for repairing several Roads in the Counties of Montgomery, Merioneth, and Salop.... Cover leaf + 12pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1773. £11.00
Municipal Corporations Act ADDRESSED TO ALL OVERSEERS of Persons executing the Duties of Overseers of the Poor in Parishes maintaining their own Poor... Folio sheet, printed on both sides, giving instructions for recording all 'Male Persons of the age of Twenty-one Years... rated to the Poor Rates....' according to the Act. On the back is a list of boroughs, and warning about penalties.. together with... Order in Council regarding the Act, Court of St. James, 11 September 1835, large folio, folded. Together with printed covering letter from Whitehall. 1835. £30.00
Museums AN ACT for encouraging the Establishment of Museums in large Towns. Pages numbered 661-662, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre, and William Spottiswoode, 1845. £15.00
Naval Timber AN ACT to continue.... an Act.... for permitting the Importation of Masts, Yards, Bowsprits, and Timber for Naval Purposes, from the British Colonies in North America, Duty-free. Pages numbered 121-122, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1810. £10.00
North Wales and the West Country PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM recording a holiday in North Wales, and visits in the West Country. Album size 16" x 12", cloth-covered boards, small split in cloth at hinge, thick card leaves. Photographs attractively mounted on paper and then on the album leaf, with ruled borders and neat captions. 73 photos in all. c1910. £80.00
¶ The first section records a holiday in North Wales, with a composite panorama of Snowdon, 5 small views of 'Snowden View and its "Owener"', Lewydd, views of the two holiday-makers and men shearing sheep at 'The Farm by the Lake', 5 atmospheric views of boating on Lyn Gwynant, Criccieth, 'Sir Watkin's Path up Snowdon', 'At Capel Curig (four views of the two bicycling). The last section is in the West Country, with three views inside Wookey Hole, one with a man carrying a light and what looks like a stone bottle, three views of Stonehenge, one with party in open-top car with chauffeur, wooden poles seem to be leaning against the stones; the car again on Mendip, Wells, Glastonbury, 'A Military Review. By Genl. Smyth Dorrien, Salisbury Plain (10 small views), Surveyor's Institution vist to Berkeley Castle and Tortworth park.
Nottingham and Derbyshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXXII S.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile, Size 13" x 15", plus wide margins. c1890. £18.00
¶ Covers Ollerton, Elmton.
Ordnance Survey A DESCRIPTION OF ORDNANCE SURVEY MEDIUM SCALE MAPS 21pp., tall 8vo, dark brown and tan wraps with coat of arms. 14 plates, some folding. 1949. £15.00
Ordnance Survey MAP OF MONASTIC BRITAIN South Sheet. Folding map, scale 10 miles to an inch. Glazed card wraps, small 4to. 27pp. of text. Second Edition 1954. £7.00
Paddington to Bristol, etc. GRADIENT PROFILES Five printed gradient profiles, folded and stapled into home-made card wraps with title in ink. Comprises: Paddington to Penzance via Bristol, size 54" x 5"; Reading to Taunton, and Swindon to Bristol, each size 20" x 5"; Swindon to Neyland and Clarbeston Rd. to Fishguard, size 36" x 5"; Paddington to Chester, Didcot to Aynho, size 40" x 5". n.d. c1950? £22.00
Post Office AN ACT for Consolidating the Estates Tail and Reversion in Fee, which His Majesty hath in the Post-Office, and Twenty four thousand pounds per Annum of the Hereditary Excise. 4pp, disbound, no cover leaf. Large woodcut floral initial letter. Pages numbered 89-92. Lacks stitching hence pages loose. 1685. £10.00
Queen Victoria THE LONDON GAZETTE EXTRAORDINARY Published by Authority Tuesday January 22, 1901. 4pp., 4to, black mourning borders, announcement of death on front page, Proclamation by the King, list of people at Court etc. The blank back page is pasted to thin card, on the verso of which are cuttings from the Daily Telegraph on the Funeral Route to Cowes. 1901. £18.00
Radnor, Derby, Somerset AN ACT for Vesting the settled Estates of Thomas Grove the elder, and Thomas Grove the younger.... in Trust to be sold and for laying out the Monies arising from such Sale in the purchase of other Estates.... 12pp, disbound, including brief schedule. Pages rather brittle along one edge. Act of Parliament. 1814. £12.00
Railway Executive (Western Region), Pub. BRITISH RAILWAYS Western Region. Map printed in black, red and blue, size 25" x 17". Map covers the country to the west of Paddington and Birmingham, with Liverpool at the top, with larger scale inset maps of west London to Reading, Plymouth, Birmingham area, South Wales. 1952. £18.00
Railways AN ACT for constituting Commissioners of Railways. 8pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1846. £14.00
Rowland Hill AN ACT for settling and securing an Annuity on Lord Hill.... in Consideration of his eminent Services. 3pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1814. £12.00
¶ Refers to his services in the course of the war in Portugal and Spain.
Royal Navy LETTER OF ATTORNEY of Alexander Baird, Surgeon, Royal Navy to Messrs. Francis Wilson and William McInerhney his true and lawful Attorneys to receive from the Royal Navy all Salary, Bounty-money, Prize Money, Pensions etc. Printed on vellum, 12" x 8", 30 lines, with names inserted in manuscript. Coat of arms at head. Signed by Baird and two witnesses, small papered seal, blue paper tax stamp top left. Note in margin that it was minuted at the Transport Office. J. Style, 9 Greyhound Court, Arundel St., Strand. 1814. £28.00
Sibthorp (Margaret), Editor SHAFTS Light Comes to Those Who Dare to Think. No. 1. Vol. 1. November 3, 1892. Journal, size 12" x 10", 16pp., illustrations. Illustrated cover showing a woman archer, list of contents, and an inspiring verse ending 'Fair breaks the dawn; fast rolls the night From woman's darkened sky'. 1892. £26.00
¶ Contains article on Miss Matilda Sharpe and her schools, 'Womanhood and Religious Mis-education', George Meredith on 'Women's Status', 'What Working Men and Women Think' etc. A 'Working Woman' writes 'I cannot help feeling indignant with the majority of women in my own station os life. Their indifference to all that concerns women, their contented submission to the bondage of the position they occupy... they seem to want to be awakened out of their sleep... it follows that men will take advantage of their lack of self-importance and trade with it just as the honest gentlemen do at the Stock Exchange...'
Sir John Thomas Duckworth AN ACT to enable His Majesty to grant a certain Annuity to Vice Admiral Sir John Thomas Duckworth, Knight of the most Honourable Order of the Bath, in Consideration of the eminent Services which he has rendered to His Majesty and the Publick. Pages numbered 301-302, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1806. £12.00
¶ Sir John Thomas Duckworth was awarded the annuity for his part 'in the Engagement with of a French Squadron'.
Slavery AN ACT for carrying into further Execution Two Acts of His present Majesty, relating to the Compensation for Slaves upon the Abolition of Slavery, and for facilitating the Distribution and Payment of such Compensation. 8pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1836. £16.00
SIGNED BY BARON CUVIER Strasbourg, France DIPLOME DE BACHELLIER ES-LETTRES Au Nom Du Roi. Nous, Baron G. Cuvier... Grand-Maitre a l'egard des Facultes de Theologie protestante.... donnons audit Sieur... le Diplome de Bachelier es-Lettres... Certificate awarded 2 October 1824 to Frederic Diebl, born in Strasbourg 6 November 1804, printed on vellum, with manuscript inserts, size 12" x 15", folded in half, large coat of arms at head, decorative border with motifs in roundels, papered seal of 'Grand Maitre de l'Universite de France' affixed, diameter 2«". Signed 'B.G. Cuvier' in a bold hand with flourishes. Some slight creasing in places. 1824. £70.00
¶ Cuvier had been asked to make reports on higher educational establishments in the districts beyond the Alps and Rhine which had been annexed to France. After the Restoration of the monarchy he was elected Chancellor of the University, and, as a Lutheran himself, supervised the faculty of Protestant theology.
Suffolk and Norfolk ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LI. N.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. Blue 'Record Map' stamp in margin. 'Index to the Tithe Survy' printed in top margin. O.S. blindstamp 1880. £17.00
¶ Covers Mildenhall, Thetford.
Surrey, Kent REDUCED ORDNANCE MAP Published by Gall and Inglis, Sheet No. 20. Scale «" to 1 mile, size 20" x 25", linen-backed, folding to sm. 8vo. Roads coloured yellow. n.d. c1900. £16.00
¶ Covers Highgate, Horsham, Maidstone.
Sussex, Hampshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 37". Made up of quarter sheets. Trimmed to border at edges and top, no sheet number. Printed from an Electrotype 1881. £34.00
¶ Covers, Alton, Chichester, Pulborough.
Taunton to Topsham Canal AN ACT for making a Navigable Canal from the River Exe, near the Town of Topsham, in the County of Devon, to the River Tone, near the Town of Taunton, in the County of Somerset; and for cleansing and making navigable a certain Part of the said River Tone; and for making Certain Cuts from the said Canal. Cover leaf + pages numbered 487-548, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1796. £55.00
¶ The first Act for the Grand Western Canal. Contains a 3pp schedule of the land and owners/occupiers concerned.
Thames and Cinque Ports AN ACT for the more effectual Regulation of Pilots, and of the Pilotage of Ships and Vessels on the Coast of England. 33pp., small folio, disbound, sewn at margin. Act of Parliament. Includes Schedules of 'Rates to be received by the Pilots of the Cinque Port Establishment' etc. 1812. £16.00
Tin Duties AN ACT for the Abolition of the Duties payable on the Coinage of Tin in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon, and for giving Compensation in Lieu of such Duties, and to reduce the Duties of Customs payable on Tin. Pages numbered 1109-1111, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1838. £12.00
Toronto, Canada EXTRA FOR THE TIMES! SHAVING BY STEAM! Smart and Comfortable Shaving... 2«d, Hair-Curling 5d... And That by a First Class English Hair-Dresser!... There is a chance for you, ye Stingy Monkey-faced Gents of the Beard Movement... Appear as Men of the 19th century, or as soon as Geordie Brown gets to be Chancellor of the Exchequer we will make him tax you, so look out... Professor M'Intosh's Hair Dressing Establishment, Adelaide Street. Observe the Pole. Handbill, size 14" x 5«", printed in an attractive variety of type-faces, little hands indicating various points. Traces of folds, and some light creasing throughout. A weak fold strengthened on verso with tape. n.d. c1860. £50.00
¶ Also offers 'red and grey hair changed to black or brown' and 'No Credit. No, not to the Governor General, far less to any of his supernumeraries.'
United States DECORATIVE MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE Folding lithographed 'Marriage Seal', completed in manuscript for the marriage of William Bauer and Catherine O'Neill at Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington. Attractive lithograph at head of couple sailing on a lake, framed in flowers. Size 13" x 9", folding into card wraps. Meyer & Bro., Chicago, 1919. £10.00
Urban Plans HISTORIC CITY PLANS AND VIEWS Catalogue, Spring 1970. 12" x 5", 53pp., stiff wraps. Catalogue of the company 'Historic Urban Plans' reproduction Limited Edition prints of eighteenth and nineteenth century town plans, with numerous illustrations (approx. 3 per page). New York. 1970. £14.00
¶ Many are of American cities, but also includes British and European city plans.
Van Noy-Interstate Company, Publisher THE OVERLAND TRAIL From The Golden Gate to The Great Salt Lake. A Scenic Guide Book 'Through the Heart of the Sierras' On the Line of the Southern Pacific. Exclusive Edition. Booklet with 23 tipped in coloured illustrations (including a double panorama at the centre-fold). plus a view tipped on to front wrap. Size of booklet 9" x 12", silk tie at spine, thick grey paper, decorative cover with train crossing Great Salt Lake at Sunset, gold border and title. Each view 6«" x 8". Title-page, two pages of text describing views, full page map showing route. Inserted in original printed manilla envelope. c1910. £46.00
¶ Includes 'Train Arriving at American, Cal.', 'S.P. Steamer 'Contra Costa', Port Costa, Cal.', 'Pulp Mills Dam and Train No. 4, Floriston, Cal.'.
Weinreb Architectural Books ITALY, ARCHITECTURE AND ANTIQUITY Catalogue 40. Catalogue of books and prints. 500 items. 150pp., 8vo, stiff wraps. Numerous illustrations, many full page. 1978. £18.00
¶ Many rare early works in English, French and Italian.
Weller (E) Engr. GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY London to Exeter and Plymouth. Lithographed plan in vertical strips on four sheets, each sheet 17" x 12", some outline hand-colouring. Scale «" to 1 mile. 1863. £50.00
¶ From 'The Dispatch Atlas'. Includes Salisbury Branch, Yeovil Branch, London to Oxford.
Western Circuit ACCOUNT OF EXPENDITURE on my first Circuit, two Horses the whole Western Circuit, from 3rd March to 3rd April 1811. Record of expenses in a small neat hand, comprising: 2p, to, listing place stayed with date and cost of lodging, breakfast, dinner, wine, shoeing, washing etc.; 1p., Gill's Circuit expenses, small slip with expenses at Launceston and Exeter, slip for expenses at Sarum, Moore to William Long, another slip listing breakfasts for Thos. Moore... together with... a printed slip for Assessed Taxes made out to Thos. Moore Esq. at Great Torrington Devon, 181, sums entered on verso for horses, dogs and hair powder. 1811 & 1817. £12.00
Windermere etc. THE NEW ALBUM OF ENGLISH LAKES 24 photolitho views on extending strip, folding into gilt decorated boards, size 5«" x 4«". c1880. £15.00
Yellowstone National Park, U.S.A. WATER COLOR PHOTOGRAPHS Colored from Nature. Two hand-tinted photographs from the portfolio of twelve photographed and published by F. Jay Haynes, 392, Jackson Street, St. Paul, Minn. Each size 5" x 8", in thick card mounts, overall size 9" x 12", on verso of each view is printed title and list of views. Some slight spotting in the water area of the lake view. 1910. £25.00
¶ The views are 'Hot Spring Cone, Yellowstone Lake', with man fishing; 'Grand Canyon of the Yellowstone from Inspiration Point'. Haynes was the official photographer of the Park.
Yorkshire and Derbyshire PARTICULARS of Valuable Freehold Estates comprising Sundry Messuages, Farm Houses, Cottages, Agricultural Buildings.... Freehold Land, situate in the several Hamlets of Oughtibridge, Worral, Holdworth, Stannington, Wadsley, all in the Township of Bradfield... Also in the Several Townships of Aston, Hope, Hathersage, and Killamarsh in the County of Derby... to be Sold by Auction... Sheffield... 28th day of October, 1856... 5pp., folio, plus docket title, folds, 3 folding hand-coloured plans. With Schedules for each lot giving field names, acreage, tenants. 1856. £50.00
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