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Bedford BILL of James Howard, Britannia Iron Works, Bedford, Iron Founders and Manufacturers of Agricultural Implements. Made out to Sir Thos. Sebright, Beechwoods, for a plough, coulter, etc. 4to, attractive large printed heading with vignette of a plough, a village in the distance. Folds. Receipted over stamp. 1858. £9.00
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Garden House, Stanford Dingley PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE Of the Freehold Residential Property known as THE GARDEN HOUSE Comprising an enlarged Queen Anne Residence.... in all about 2« acres.... For Sale by Auction.... by Messrs. Daniel Smith, Oakley & Garrard.... on Wednesday, May 8th, 1929. With photographic illust, coloured plan, 9pp, 4to, original printed wraps, staples slightly rusty. 1929. £22.00
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Arrowsmith, Publisher LETTER from J.W. Arrowsmith to Lewis Way, Ashton Court, on headed paper of Arrowsmith Publishers, Dec. 18 1908, saying he was very interested in the paper on the Smyths Way had read at the Archaeological Society and enquiring if he would be interested in publishing. 2p, 8vo. 1908. £14.00
Bristol Docks AN ACT for completing the Improvement of the Port of Bristol. 31pp., separately paginated, 4to, attractive headpiece with ship and allegorical figures. Docket title on verso of last leaf. 1808. £16.00
Bristol RECOVERY William Bromley Chester demands against William Barnett twenty seven messuages, six gardens, and the yearly rents. Attractive document on vellum, size 27" x 33", lines ruled in red ink, wide border with classical figures, coat of arms with lion and unicorn, cherubs, garlands, etc., portrait of George III top left. Large metal skillet with heavy wax seal, diameter 4", coat of arms on one side and group of classical figures on the other, seal intact. Some rubbing of lettering where vellum creased at meeting of some folds, and some greyish offsetting of metal box onto vellum. Outside dusty. 1772. £70.00
Cannington & Cannington Kerbey families FAMILY PEDIGREES and genealogical notes. Some typewritten, some ms. Loose in rough paper folder. 1920's. £22.00
¶ Traces the family back to mid 18th century.
Charities IN THE MATTER OF THE CHARITIES OF ALDERMAN JOHN WHITSON being some of the Municipal Charities of the City of Bristol, together with the Foundation called the Red Maids School.... Order by the Board of Charity Commissioners setting out sums payable yearly. 3pp., folio. 1905. £8.00
¶ Includes money for the poor of Clearwell, in Gloucestershire, Burnett in Somerset, poor widows in Bristol etc.
Clifton Church AN ACT for taking down the Parish Church of Clifton.... and for building a new Church, and providing an additional Cemetery for the Use of the said Parish. 26pp, 4to, 34pp., separately paginated, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1816. £16.00
Clifton CONVEYANCE of a lot of Ground and Messuage thereon being No. 1 Victoria Place, near the Victoria Rooms in the Parish of Clifton... Charles Highnam and others to George Barry. Small plan showing plots on verso. 2 large vellum sheets, wax seals... together with.... MORTGAGE of the same property by the Bristol Benefit Building Society. 3 vellum sheets. 1848. £16.00
Clifton OFFICE EXTRACT OF RECOVERY Jonathan Harwood demandeth against Thomas Ward Six Messuages Six Gardens.... Fifty Acres of Pasture Twenty Acres of Wood One hundred acres of Furze and Heath.... in Clifton. 1p, blank conjoint leaf with docket title. Impressed tax stamp. Michaelmas Term 1784. £16.00
¶ Extracted c1816.
Gutch (J.M), Small Street, Printer TO THE RIGHT WORSHIPFUL MICHAEL CASTLE, ESQ. Mayor of Bristol. We the undersigned request, that your Worship will be please to convene a Meeting of the Protestant Inhabitants of the City of Bristol to consider an Address To His Royal Highness The Prince Regent... Handbill, size 12" x 8", very small hole in blank area, lightly mounted at top corners only on thin card, some light small creases in paper. 16 lines of text and the names, in three columns, of the citizens who expressed their concern about the endangering of their Civil and Religious Liberties by the concession of the claims made by Roman Catholics. This handbill announces that the Mayor in reply has 'granted the Use of the Guildhall' for a meeting on 23rd December. The original request and the Mayor's reply separated by a decorative line. 1812. £42.00
¶ The 54 petitioners included many from well-known local families, such as Hellicar, Goldney, Elton, Cave, Hurle, Elton, Harford, Bush, Hillhouse, Wills.
Hot Wells CARPENTERS ACCOUNT 'for work done for Hestr. Parsons... for Work done at her Houses, Paradise Row, Hot Wells...'. 4p, foolscap, listing work done by John Davis and his son, November 1815, including 'a New dresser drawers and Shelves as per agreement... 1s d'; '8ft. 3in. oak placed on the Wall, for Pumps.... 16s.' '12ft. 3/4in. deal for casing Pump, Steam Draught, and Gutter'... 6s.'; '23ft. 1/2in. deal for fanlight & 2 Doors... 1s 3d.' '8ft. 2in. deal for curb for Furnace...'. Attached are 2 receipts for down-payment... together with... Letter from James Veale, Millbank, to Mrs Williams, Pratten Row, Bristol, about payment of his mother's rent on her house in Paradise Row, 1805. 1p., 4to, address panel with part of postmark. 1815. £22.00
Hunt (William) LETTER presumably to Taylor (co-author of 'Bristol Past & Present'), saying he is writing a book on the part taken by Bristol in general history '& find 'Bristol Past & Present' of the greatest assistance to me'. He asks for information on various points to do with trading companies and guilds. 4p., closely written, sm. 8vo. West Kensington, 8 Feb. n.d. c1886. £16.00
¶ Hunt's book on Bristol in the Historic Towns series was published in 1887.
Lander (S.J), Sc. ROYAL PROMENADE, VICTORIA SQUARE, CLIFTON W.B. Reed, Builder and Proprietor, Marmont & Lloyd, Architects. Steel engraved vignette view, looking across the gardens with fountain etc. Engraved surface size 4" x 6", plus margins, mounted on sheet of paper, a few grubby marks. Published by J. Burbidge, Regent Place, Clifton. c1850. £8.00
Major, St. John's Steps, Printer NO COMPROMISE!! To the Independent Freemen and Freeholders of the City of Bristol... Handbill inviting citizens to a General Meeting at the Lamb and Lark, Thomas Street, 3rd February 1812, 'to adopt such constitutional Measure as may prove effectual, to recover your lost Rights... to restore the Blessings of our Constitution...' Size 12" x 7«". Large heading with a variety of type-faces, 22 lines, signed 'A Member of the Independent Society.' 1812. £40.00
¶ 'the existence of unconstitutional Proceedings have reduced this great City to a level with the rottenest of rotten Boroughs'.
Nicholls (J.F) LETTER dated City Library May 13, 1874, to 'My dear Friend' T. Knight, asking him to look through the proof sheets he encloses for omissions and errors 'now the hurry is tremendous to it must go forth with its imperfections...' 1p, 4to, folds. 1874. £10.00
Palmer (F.H) LETTER BOOK of Electrical Contractor, 1901-1906, 4to volume, half calf, spine rubbed, containing 500 flimsy pages of copy letters, copies a little feint in parts but on the whole legible. Includes specifications, quotations etc for installing wiring, fittings etc. in houses and commercial premises in Bristol, orders to suppliers. With Index of clients. 1901-6. £40.00
¶ Clients include W.D. & H.O. Wills at Bedminster, Chesterfield House, Clifton, etc.
Shipping ASSIGNMENT two third parts or shares of all that the good ship or vessel called the Caesar, of the Burthen of Four Hundred Tons, whereof Patrick McDonough is Commander, and now on a Voyage from Bristol to St. Ubes and Newfoundland, together with a proportional part of her Stores, Tackle... and in a certain Policy... James Lockier, of the City of Bristol, Merchant, and Thomas Woodward of the same place, also Merchant, Partners in Trade... to Benjamin Adams of the City of London.... 3p, manuscript, large folio, folded with docket title. 1786. £70.00
William George's & Sons OLD AND CURIOUS Catalogue of Old and Curious Literature. Book catalogue, 36pp., 8vo, original wraps. 1897. £6.00
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Chaddington LEASE FOR A YEAR of a share in a cottage and land in the West Lake Field, Long Croft End, Meerway, Short West Hill, etc, Joshua Bedford of Fleet Market, London, Undertaker, to Joseph Hepburn of Copthall Court, London. Large vellum sheet, 3 wax seals. 1840. £14.00
Denham PARTICULARS, PHOTOGRAPHS, PLAN & CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Exceedingly Attractive & Historical Freehold Property known as the Denham Court Estate comprising a Magnificent XVIIth Century Mansion.... an Attractive Residence, known as "The Lea,".... "The Priory," and 23 cottages the whole embracing an Area of about 518 Acres.... for sale by Auction.... on Wednesday 25th May, 1921. Folio, folding plan, 5 photographic plates, 22pp, original wraps, with photograph pasted to top wrap. 1921. £36.00
¶ Included an 'Ivy-clad Suspension Bridge' over the river.
Iver BILLHEAD of W. Lloyd, Saddler and Harness Maker. Whips, Brushes, Sponges, Spurs... Oblong 4to, with fine deep printed heading showing horses, portmanteau, trunk etc. Trace of folds, small stab hole through ms. part. Made out to J. Taylor for 2 items. 1902. £6.00
Manor Farm, Chetwode 48 HEAD OF VALUABLE CATTLE, 90 SHEEP, 10 GOOD CART & NAG HORSES, 12 Porkets, Wagons, Carts, and various Agricultural Implements, The property of Mr Collier, who is declining business, To be Sold by Auction, by Messrs. Jonas Paxton & Geo. Castle, On the Premises at Chetwode, on Thursday, the 21st day of March 1867.... Poster, size 26" x 20«", few short tears. E. Smith and Company, Printers, Bicester, 1867. £24.00
Marsh Gibbon Grange, near Bicester 50 ACRES OF GRASS CROP.... On lands in the occupation of Mr Edward Jakeman, who is leaving Marsh Gibbon Grange, To Be Sold by Auction by Messrs Jonas Paxton, & Geo. Castle at the Greyhound Inn, Marsh Gibbon, on Wednesday, May 8th, 1867, at Five o'clock.... Poster, size 23" x 18", couple of short tears, once folded. E. Smith and Company, Printers, Bicester, 1867. £22.00
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Northwich TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION at the Angel Inn, Northwich... 29th day of July, 1844... Handbill, 1p. folio, conditions of sale attached at top corner. Lists 7 lots, including shops 'Lamb' Inn, Candle Manufactory and Warehouse, Cottages, 3 shares in the Northwich Gas Light & Coke Co. 1844. £24.00
¶ Gives names of occupiers.
West Kirby FINE relating to two messuages two cottages two stables two cowhouses four crofts and two orchards in West Kirby, Thomas Smith and Richard Downham and wife. Vellum, size 8" x 16", printed with manuscript inserts. 1833. £16.00
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Breage FINE of a tenement at Hidnanse, including garden, orchard and pasture, John Trevalscoye? to Henry Edye. Amount paid is 40 pounds sterling. In Latin in a fine hand, ink very black and unfaded, on vellum 5" x 16". Docket title on verso in English. 1595. £60.00
¶ 'Hidnanse' is probably the tenement listed in Symon's 'Gazeteer of Cornwall' as 'Huthnance, Breage, 2 tenements, 54 acres'. The document also names three Justices.
Breage LETTER dated Breage Jan. 21 1803. From J. Warren to his Uncle (Rev. Sandys of St. Minver) about the improved health of his uncle Marshall 'who is at this moment walking in the Garden Solo'. Says he has decided to purchase Mr Griffith's house at St. Issey. Refers to the tenement of East Cant 'I called on Mr Jenkins yesterday - the Book of Maps is at Lanhydrock, he says he cannot give a Copy of East Cant from it without Miss Hunt's approbation and will write to her on the subject'. 2p., 4to, folded. 1803. £15.00
Brynn ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXIII.15, scale 1/2500, size approx. 25" x 38". Second edition 1907. Folded. £16.00
¶ Shows Retire Common, Brynn Mine, Great Brynn, Union and R.D. Railway, Kirriers, Higher Colbiggan.
Calstock COVENANT to surrender a piece of land near Drakewalls Mine parcel of the customary Lands of the Manor of Calstock, Mary Hooper and Richard Parker, Engineer and William Skewis, Mine Agent. Three large folio pages, manuscript, with printed heading, signed by 4 parties with small seals. 1874. £30.00
Carlumb PLAN of two-storey house, in colour, with measurements, scale '1 - 8th to a foot'. 8vo sheet, folded. Cost detailed on left for Glass, Carpentry and Mason's work... together with... rough pencil drawing of a small bell-tower with measurements, sm. folio. c1800. £8.00
Cornish gardens LETTER to a Mr. Williams from John G. Millais, Compton Brow, Horsham. Says it is very kind to suggest seeing Carclew, Trenough and Penjerrick, and discusses hardiness of various rhododendron species. 4p., sm. 8vo, folds. Undated (only March 13th). c1900. £14.00
¶ 'Lady Falmouth asked us to go and see the Tregothnan garden... I got a beautiful Rhodo. Shilsmi(?) and bloodred arboreum from Smith of Penjerrick & it is now in flower...' John G. Millais was the grandson of the painter and 3rd Baronet.
Cornwall Record Office INDEX TO CORNISH PROBATE RECORDS 1600 - 1649. Surnames E-K. 72pp., A4 size, wraps. 1984. £7.00
Fursdon ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXVIII.15, scale 1/2500, size approx. 25" x 38". Folded. Second edition 1908. £15.00
¶ Shows Cutkive Wood, Hay Barton, Hattwood Farm, Great Woolston, Hay Barton.
Gotch (Bernard) PORTHGWARRA coloured linocut. Size 7" x 5«", on thin paper mounted along top edge onto thin card. Letter 'G' in bottom corner, just inside border. Signed 'Bernard Gotch' in pencil just under border, and titled 'Porthgwarra' on left. 1940's or earlier. £35.00
¶ Shows a view through the tunnel with lobster pots, house glimpsed in the distance. The rocks are in tones of brown and light orange. Gotch was known for his linocuts. He illustrated books such as W.H. Hudson's 'A Shepherd's Life'..
Gwinear COUNTERPART OF SETT to raise tin, lead, copper etc. in land in Gwinear limited by the Lamin Estate, Wheal Hope Sett, George Duke of Leeds to John Davies of Crowan. Vellum, size 17" x 22", wax seal. Outside dusty. Ink very slightly faded, but completely legible. 1803. £40.00
Helston DEPOSITION of Thomas Wharne as to settlement. Manuscript, not signed, 1p. small folio. 1817. £16.00
¶ Born in Constantine, his father moved to St. Hilary where he rented a pair of Mills called 'Cambis's Mills. Wharne joined the Cornish Miners and then the 9th Regiment of Foot.
Helston DEPOSITION AND EXAMINATION of Blanch Harris, Singlewoman, age 81 years, touching the place of her last legal settlement... 25 day of May 1822. 2p, 4to, manuscript, blank conjoint leaf with docket title. Lists the many people she had lived with as servant, including John Michell, Bookbinder, of Truro, Edward Badcock at Caeffel etc. Signed with her mark and by John Trevenen and J. Borlase, Justices... together with... 51 SIMILAR DEPOSITIONS, all manuscript, mostly small folio, some 4to. Gives the detailed employment history of each person, where born, apprenticeships, marriage and children. 1813-1822. £270.00
Helston, Borough of DEPOSITION of Zacharias Sampson as to settlement. 2p, 4to, manuscript, blank conjoint leaf with docket title on verso. Signed by Sampson and by J. Borlase and J. Trevenen, Mayor. 1814. £20.00
¶ Says that he was born in Breage and moved to St. Erth, then went to sea in a Bristol trader for 3 years. Later he 'prest and put on board His Majesty's Ship Chapman'. Later he joined the Cornish Militia.
Hingston Down Consols, Calstock SPECIFICATION for A 50 Inch Cylinder Engine for the Hingston Down Consols Mine. Manuscript on 3¬ small folio pages. Lists measurements and weights of various components such as Foundation Plate, Catch eyes, Feed pole, Piston Rod, Cylinder etc. "The Main beam to be 17 feet from centre of inner and outer pins to centre of main gudgeon and 5 feet deep in the middle and to weigh about 13 Tons, to be fixed together with wrought Iron Bolts in the usual way, the Main gudgeon to be of best faggoted Iron...." It specifies delivery on the mine within five months, and drawings "to be supplied by William Mathews Engineer, Tavistock, and subject to his approval". July 1853. £50.00
Launceston CONVEYANCE of Premises at Wooda in the Hamlet of Saint Thomas by Launceston, Messrs Pethybridge and others to The Boys Brigade. On vellum, folio, 5p, sewn at edge, with coloured sketch plan, size 10" x 6", on first page.... together with.... Abstract of Title, 1884, to same premises, 1857-70, 5p folio, and Mortgage of the New Hall Suite of rooms and Cottages, Henry Paynter to The Trustees of the Boys Brigade, vellum, 3p folio. 3 items. 1884-88. £26.00
Madron and Mousehole CHARTER Granting Tregevora in Cornwall, 1494, with a subsequent Quitclaim, 1498. The Charter was between John Harvy "gentylhome" and John Bevyll of Namboll, granting Bevyll `all those my messuages lands tenements rents services and reversions in the vill of Tregevora' with details of the rents. `These being the witnesses William Chywarton, James Levelys, Thomas Trevow't, William Enty, Henry Thenora and others. Dated at Tregevora aforesaid the twentieth day of the month of December in the tenth year of the reign of King Henry the Seventh after the conquest of England. Parchment, size approx. 6" x 12", few small worm holes slightly affecting three words. With a seal (70% present) depicting a deer or a dog (?) in foliage. Indented with a zigzag cut on left. Written on one side with 2 contemporary endorsements on verso: `Charter of Tregevora by the grant of John Hervy Gentyllhome.' and in a later hand `Tregavarra'.... With.... QUITCLAIM. `let all men know by these presents that I John Hervy "gentyll homme" have surrendered released and altogether quitclaimed for myself and my heirs in perpetuity to John Bevyll of Namboll in his possession his heirs and assigns all my right and claim.... in the vill of Tregavora.... These being witnesses James Trevronek, William Chywarton, Richard Vyvian and others Dated at Porthenes in the Vigil of Saint Katerine the Virgin in the fourteenth year of the reign of King Henry the Seventh.' Parchment, size approx. 3" x 10". Written on one side with a contemporary endorsement on verso `James Trevronek the scribe and sealed with the seal of the said James.' With the seal nearly intact, but cracked, (perhaps a letter "T".) St Katherine's day being 25 November, the date of the quitclaim is 24 November 1498. Both documents are in Latin. The charter is written in an untidy hand, but the quitclaim is carefully written. The 2 documents. 1498. £280.00
¶ Tregevara was in Madron. Porthenes was the old name for Mousehole (see Lysons 'Mousehole, otherwise called Port-Enys'.
Mount's Bay IN THE HIGH COURT OF ADMIRALTY OF ENGLAND The Moon otherwise La Lune, Carl Parlo, Master, Taken by the Private Ship of War the Trimmer, Charles Henderson Commander, and brought to Mounts Bay. Proctor's Bill, 4«p., sm. folio, listing legal expenses for Messrs. Woodrouffe and Co., Agents and Claimants for the proprietors of the Ship, incuding 'attendances... to see of any and what Steps had been taken against Condemning the Ship', 'Fee when the Judge pronounced the Ship to belong to Prussian Subjects as Claimed...', together with 'Office Copy Attestion and Ship Papers. The Moon als. La Lune. Bills of Lading. Translated from the French in Doctors Commons 3rd Feb. 1780.'. 28 pages of bills of lading, with 'marks' in the margin, plus 'Extract from the Registry of His Majesty's High Court of Admiralty... Jeremiah Mills 1st Lt. of the Trimmer, Sloop, Private Ship of War, of London', swearing that the papers annexed were all delivered up on board La Lune, and were passed on without any additions, etc. Sworn at Penzance 14th Day of Jan. 'Before me G. Borlase, A Commissioner under a Commission for Condemnation of French Prizes'. All papers except the Proctor's Bill sewn together at margin. 1780. £95.00
¶ It appears the ship, which was going from Bordeaux to St. Malo, could not be taken as a prize as it was owned by a Prussian subject, unlike the cargo, which was French owned. The cargo included much Bordeaux wine (including 'St. Emilion', 'Bourg', 'Blay'), '15,000 corks for Mme. the widow Peron at Bordeaux', 12 chests lemons, and figs, raisins, prunes.
Pool COUNTERPART LEASE of a plot of land at Poole in Illogan known as Penhellick Vean, an 'old and decayed dwelling house', William Praed of Trevethow to William Willoughby. Vellum, 22" x 30", small plan coloured in outline in margin, size 7" x 2«". 1853. £15.00
¶ Lists 3 'lives'.
Saint Kew APPORTIONMENT OF THE RENT CHARGE in lieu of Tithes in the Parish of Saint Kew, in the County of Cornwall. 34pp., folio, printed in columns with Landowner, Occupier, name of field, property etc., cultivation, quantity, rent charge apportioned. Original limp grained morocco wraps, rubbed and fraying at edges, original label printed on blue paper. Paper slightly darkened throughout, and edge tears and marginal soiling to some pages. Three pages have tears right across. 1840. £110.00
¶ Includes the tenements of Poltreworgy, Amble, Trewithan, Lanow, Penbole, Pentinney, Tregildern, Carn and May's, Tregare, Pendoggot, Penquite, etc.
St. Ives Fishery AN ACT for the Encouragement and Improvement of the Pilchard-fishery carried on within the Bay of Saint Ives.... Black Letter. Cover leaf + 26pp, disbound, affected by damp, cover leaf with some loss of paper in right margin, first five leaves with staining in margin, not affecting text. Act of Parliament. 1776. £26.00
¶ 'if any Boat having a Seyne-net on Board, shall be put out to Sea before the Warp-rope of her Seyne-net shall be landed, the Hewer or Hewers of such Boat and Seyne shall... forfeit and pay the Sum of Fifty Pounds...'
St. Ives Railway AN ACT to enable the Great Western Railway Company, the Bristol and Exeter Railway Company, and the South Devon Railway Company to make a Branch Railway to Saint Ives.... 8pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1873. £15.00
St. Martyns LETTER from Theodore Muller, Duloe, late morn. Aug. 2d, 1766, to the Rev. Mr. Troupe, St. Martyns. 1p, 4to, address panel on verso, traces of seal, small hole with loss of a couple of letters where seal broken, left-hand edge with small tears, small split at fold. 1766. £20.00
¶ Says he has a mutual arrangement with the Curate of Landrake to take services but 'I find on enquiry the smallpox much increased in the Churchtown this last week which I am not past and if you would perform the Service of the Day for me the 3d at Landrake while I Officiate at the Church of St. Martyns it would be at this particular time a great Favour'.
St. Minver RECIPE BOOK apparently for a family in Cornwall, 'from St. Minver, Cornwall' written in pencil on front wrap, but there is no reference to St. Minver in the text. Notebook size 12«" x 8", marbled wraps, inserted in home-made wraps made of an old vellum deed relating to Admonition Prideaux. 56 pages, each page completely full, first leaf with foxing spots. 121 recipes listed in three columns on sheet pasted to inside of vellum wrap, printed advertising sheet for William White, Greek St., London, with recipe for making Sir Hans Sloane's Milk Chocolate in the Pot, spotty. Some of the recipes are attributed to a person (e.g. 'from Mr. Peers 1795', 'Mrs. Treweek', 'Mrs Hitchens', 'Mr Bassett'), or the name of a place (e.g.Trevethow). There are four loose pages of recipes inserted. c1795. £260.00
¶ Recipes include Laver, 'To dress Scilly Ling', Poppy Syrup, 'To Make Curd Sillypub', Oakhampton Biscuits, 'Maranade Pilchards', 'To Preserve Quinces Whole, or Marmalade', 'Lord Digby's Shrub', Mock Turtle, 'To Make Oyster or Shrimp Loaves', 'Excellent receipt for Fish Sauce' (which involved boiling up the juice of walnuts with anchovies, cloves and mace, then adding vinegar, shallots and garlic). The recipes presume quite exotic fruits such as apricots and figs were available from the garden 'Take your mellons green out of the garden cut a hole in them...'
St. Minver Tithes FOUR AGREEMENTS to take the tithes of St. Minver of Rev. Sandys for 4 years from Midsummer 1800. Four agreements on 1p., folio, manuscript, impressed tax stamps, each signed by the 2 parties and witnessed. 1801. £18.00
¶ Comprises Samuel Symons for Treglins, Richard Blake for Moyles and Brownsue, Robert Martin for Portrath and Tresmoor, John Bascome for Dinham.
Trelyon Bounds, St. Ives PETITION in the Stannary Court of Thomas Bolton of Elm Court, Temple, Tinner and Miner, against Samuel Higgs. Relates to 'certain tin bounds in Uny Lelant and Saint Ives calle Trelyon Bounds, Trelyon Downs Bounds, Trelyon Middle Bounds and Carniney Great Bounds and Carniney Little Bounds.' Manuscript, 4p, folio... with... Answer of Samuel Higgs, 4p., folio... with... Defendant's Account and discharge and Affadavit. 5p. folio. Gives account of ores broken and raised in Trelyon Middle Bounds and Carniney Great Bounds, 1845-9, '450 Barrows sold in the stone' etc. 5p. folio... with... Plaintiffs Statement of Facts and Affadavit, Registrar's Report, Plaintiff's Costs and 2 other Affadavits. All documents with Stannary stamps. 1849-60. £55.00
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Ainstable AN ACT for Inclosing Lands in the Manor of Ainstable, in the County of Cumberland. 30pp., small folio, separately paginated. Disbound, Act of Parliament. Outer leaf with docket title dust-stained. Traces of folds. 1818. £22.00
Castle Sowerby AN ACT for Dividing and inclosing the Common, and several Waste Grounds, within the manor and Parish of Castle-Sowerby, in the County of Cumberland. 25pp., small folio, separately paginated. Disbound, Act of Parliament. Outer leaf with docket title soiled and dusty, a small brownish stain on last two leaves of text. Traces of folds. 1767. £28.00
Great Croglin A BILL for Inclosing Lands in Great Croglin, in the County of Cumberland. 33pp., sm. folio, disbound, separately paginated. Docket title, traces of folds. A few leaves with some slight discoloration in right margin. With amendments and corrections in ink in a neat contemporary hand throughout. 1808. £28.00
¶ Refers to rights to Mines of Coal, Lead, Tin, Copper, Minerals, Stones, Fossils, etc. The Lord of the Manor who was entitled to Mines and Minerals was the Earl of Egremont. Presumably the Bill was amended prior to becoming an Act.
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Castleton AN ACT for regulating the Proceedings in Personal Actions in the.... Courts Baron of the Hundreds of High Peak and Manor of Castleton.... Cover leaf + 30pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1760. £15.00
High Peak AN ACT to define and amend the Mineral Customs of certain Parts of the Hundred of High Peak in the County of Derby, Part of the Possessions of Her Majesty's Duchy of Lancaster; to make Provision for the better Administration of Justice in the Barmote Courts... Disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1851. £15.00
Pigot & Co. DERBYSHIRE Engraved map, outline colour, engraved surface approx. 14" x 8", plus margins, vignette. Reference to the Hundreds. Stab holes near top edge in margin, some slight dustmarking at extreme edges. c1850. £25.00
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Alton Barnes, Barnstaple, Bishops Tawton, East Knoyle etc. AN ACT to confirm certain Orders of the Local Government Board under the provisions of the Divided Parishes and Poor Law Amendment Act.... 13pp, disbound, some foxing. 1884. £10.00
Axminster ADMINISTRATION of Ann Liddon Eames, late of Axminster. Certificate printed on vellum with manuscript inserts, size 7" x 7", large papered seal of Archbishop of Canterbury attached. 1811. £10.00
Collumpton ASSIGNMENT of 12 acres called Broomhills in Collumpton, George Stoford of Ottery St. Mary to Thomas Rolleston of Collumpton. Vellum, size 8" x 23", tag lacking seal. Attached is smaller sheet giving two appointees of Stoford power of Attorney. Ink in top half of first sheet very rubbed, with loss of some lines. 1618. £18.00
Cremill Point AN ACT for enabling the Commissioners for Victualling His Majesty's Navy to purchase certain Premises, for completing a Victualling Establishment at Cremill Point near Plymouth in the County of Devon, and for supplying the said Establishment with Water. Disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1824. £12.00
Dartmouth Harbour AN ACT For establishing a Floating Bridge over the Harbour of Dartmouth, from or near to Lower Sand Quay point to Old Rock, and for Building Quays and Landing Places, and for making Roads and Approaches thereto, with branches therefrom.... 45pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1830. £25.00
Exeter LETTER on headed notepaper of Garton & King, Ironmongers and Ironfounders Hot water Apparatus Manufacturers for Conservatories, Mansions, Churches', to Rev. Sandford. 1p., sm. 8vo, discussing delivery of hearth tiles, and enclosing letter on headed paper from Messrs. Maws about the colour and glaze. 2 items. 1889. £10.00
¶ 'Messrs. Minton's tiles cannot be sent as soon as Messrs. Maws'.
Gobbett Mine, Dartmoor LEASE of Metals and Metallic Ores within a District in the Forest of Dartmoor His Royal Highness The Prince of Wales to Messrs R. Condy, W.H. Brown and G.W. Owen. Term 20 years from 24 Aug. 1869. Royalty 1/18th, Rents £15 p.a. On 3 vellum sheets, first one being approx. 28" x 22«", other sheets slightly smaller. The first sheet having wide decorative borders in red and blue, with coats of arms etc. Signed by lessees with small wax seals. Large imprint of Duchy of Cornwall seal attached, approx. 3«" dia. Lists limits of land to be searched, method of managing mining. Lessees undertake to "drain and work all mine veins and beds of metal and metallic ore.... sell the said metals and metallic ores.... and for the best price that can be reasonably obtained. 9 April, 1871.... With.... ASSIGNMENT OF LEASE OF METALS of Gobbett Mine. Messrs. Condy Brown and Owen to the Gobbett Tin Mining Co Ltd. Vellum sheet size approx. 27«" x 22«". Condy & Co. agree to sell lease for remaining 20 years for £7000. With wax seal of Gobbett Mine Co. 3 small wax seals adjacent to signatures of Condy etc. Pinned to the lease is a letter from the Duchy Office confirming consent of Prince of Wales to the assignment. 1st Nov. 1872..... With.... Gobbett Tin Mining Co. Ltd. memorandum stating that only £40 of the consideration money of £2000 due under the Indenture of 1872 has been paid and that the deeds have been deposited with Mr J. Batten as security. Signed by secretary for Directors of Company. One side, foolscap, folded. 3 items. 1871 - 1872. £200.00
¶ The waterwheel and other mining equipment were sold to the Partners in Wheal Virgin in 1875.
Harvey Barton & Son, Printers, Bristol GEMS OF TORQUAY A Collection of Sepia Photographs (Hand-Coloured). 16 tipped in views, approx. 4«" x 7", with tissue guards, short descriptive text on facing page, in album 7" x 11", decorative paper wraps with small view, silk tie frayed. 1912. £15.00
Heathfield, near Newton Abbot PLANS PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE SALE OF ABOUT 13 ACRES OF LAND With Manufacturing Premises thereon, Together with Two Cottages and a Valuable Building Site. Re John Sampson, Deceased. To Be Sold By Auction.... September 19th, 1910. Folio, folded, large coloured folding plan and 3pp, tear in last page at fold. 1910. £24.00
¶ The premises were those of 'The Ligno Carbon Co.', opposite Candy's premises.
Ilfracombe PANORAMIC POSTCARD by W.H. Smith & Sons, The Library, Ilfracombe, a coloured view titled 'The Victoria Pavilion' showing the inside with much greenery etc. Size 3«" x 11«", slightly rubbed at corners. 1907. £8.00
Jacobstowe, Lower Tale TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet No. LXIV.4 (Bromford, Manor, Jacobstowe, Buskin) and Sheet LVII.16 (Luton Barton, Lower Tale, Higher Tale, Clyst William). Size approx. 25" x 38", scale 1:2500 (25 miles to 1"). Second Ed. 1907. Later reprint. £22.00
Lamerton LEASE of Lamerton Mills and part of Broompark and Hoppers and Glebe in Lamerton Devon, The Right Hon. Earl Fortescue to John Mudge of Lamerton Mills. 3 large folio pages, printed, with manuscript inserts, folded with docket title. With brief Schedule of fields. 1891. £18.00
Middle Marwood DEMISE of a house and two gardens near the bridge in Middle Marwood, John Robins, Labourer, to William Robins, Thatcher. Large vellum sheet, wax seal. 1831. £16.00
Morwell Down AN ACT for Inclosing Morwell Down in the Parish of Tavistock in the County of Devon. 25pp., small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1828. £18.00
Newman (J) & Co., drawn and lithographed by ROYAL ALBERT BRIDGE AT SALTASH ON THE TAMAR Tinted lithograph, on thick paper, size 9" x 14", plus wide margins, overall size 15" x 22". Some very feint spotting in margins, a few hardly noticeable small spots sky area. Pub. by I.W.N. Keys, Plymouth. c1860. £70.00
¶ A fine view looking upstream, train just leaving bridge, variety of shipping on the water. Somers Cocks No. 2193.
Newton Abbot AN ACT for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Township of Newton Abbot, and other Townships, Parishes, and Places.... 27pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1840. £12.00
Newton Abbot, Kingskerswell, Coombeinteignhead PARTICULARS, WITH PLANS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Valuable Fully-Licensed Free Hotel, Freehold & Leasehold Dwelling Houses, Rich Accommodtion Land and Other Desirable Properties, For Sale by Auction at the 'Queen's Hotel', Newton Abbot, May 27th, 1898... 9pp., folio, printed wraps, very large folding coloured plan. Ink splash and some dustmarking in right margin of front wrap. 1898. £60.00
¶ Includes the properties 'Hilly House', 'Elmbank', 'Rock Cottage', nos. 1 and 2 Wellington Place in Kingskerswell, 'Quarry Cottages', the Goodwill in the Sand, Gravel and Flint Quarries in Coombeinteignhead, 'The Queen's Hotel', and 132 Queen St. in Newton Abbot.
Plymouth Devonport and South-western Junction Railway Company AN ACT for vesting in the Plymouth Devonport and South-western Junction Railway Company the powers conferred by the Devon and Cornwall Central Railway Act 1882 and for the abandonment of a portion of the Railway authorised by that Act and for the Dissolution of the Devon and Cornwall Central Railway Company.... 8pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1884. £10.00
Plymouth PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM of shipping at Plymouth, 1920-22. Homemade album size 7" x 5", made of rough thick buff paper stapled, 93 amateur sepia photographs pasted in, mostly ovals, approx. size 2«" x 4", mostly two to a page. All titled underneath in ink. 14 of the views are not of shipping, but of places such as Burrator, Bigbury, The Cage at the Breakwater, Mevagissery Lighthouse etc. Photos slightly faded. 1920's. £40.00
¶ Includes 8 views of the 'Wreck of the French Barquanine 'Yvonne' on Plymouth Breakwater Sept. 1920', including a view on the deck, June 1921. Other ships include: 'Schooner Alice Williams, Falmouth', 'French Sailing Ship Eugene Schnieder Damaged in Collision with French Trawler 'Couchy', Sept. 1921' (one showing hole in bow), 'Cable Ship George Ward', 'Cable Ship Telconia', 'Red Star Liner Lapland'.
Plymouth THE CITADEL PLYMOUTH from the Sound. Tinted lithograph 8«" x 14", plus margins. Show the citadel from the sea, with hills in the distance, cliffs on the left with path leading up the hill, tower on right, variety of ships in the foreground, a sailing boat with dark sails manned by two men in the foreground, other sailing boats and paddle steamer behind them. Published by Jewitt & Micklewood opposite the Bank of England, Plymouth. c1850. £50.00
¶ Somers Cocks No. 2025.
Sampford Courtenay CONVEYANCE of tenement called Paris Underdown, comprising 34 acres, the Venerable Henry Woollacombe Archdeacon of Barnstaple to Thomas Moon. 2 large vellum sheets, wax seals. 1876. £14.00
South Devon Railway AN ACT for enabling the South Devon Railway Company to raise additional Capital. 14pp. Disbound. 1857 £10.00
Spreat (W), Publisher PLYMOUTH FROM MOUNT EDGECUMBE Stoke, Stonehouse, Stonehouse Pool, Victualling Office, Devil's Point. Dedicated by special permission to the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Mount Edgecumbe. Fine tinted lithograph, size 9" x 14", plus wide margins (overall size 15" x 22") showing the town from across the river, with docks, smoking factory chimneys etc., shipping in river, hills in far distance. Three small edge tears, repaired on verso, at top edge, light waterstain approx. 5" across, in bottom margin. A few very small spots in bottom margin. Lithographed by W. Spreat from a Daguerreotype by I. Freeman. c1845. £75.00
¶ Somers Cocks No. 2208. A print with an unusual rich velvety texture, and the clever tinting in sepia gives a very realistic, almost photographic feel. The reflections in the water are particularly well done.
Spreat (W), Publisher PLYMOUTH, FROM MOUNT EDGECUMBE New Docks, Millbay, West Hoe, The Hoe. Dedicated by special permission to the Rt. Hon. the Earl of Mount Edgecumbe. Fine tinted lithograph, size 9" x 14", plus wide margins (overall size 15" x 22") showing the town from across the river, citadel on the left, shipping in river, hills in far distance. Tear at bottom edge just reaching into bottom line of title, 2" tear and 1" tear at top edge, and a piece torn away at edge about the size of a thumb-print. A few light foxing spots in margins. Somers Cocks No. 2328. Lithographed by W. Spreat from a Daguerreotype by I. Freeman. c1845. £70.00
Stukeley (del). MORIDUNUM Aug. 20 1723. Copper engraved view of Seaton and the estuary, with the cliffs and hills to the east. A man sketching and a horse in the foreground, ships in bay. Key below indicating Seaton, Salt pans, Watch tower, Portland (which is in the far distance). Size 7" x 11", plus margins, some tears in left margin. 1723. £20.00
Sutton Bridge Dock Company AN ACT to extend some of the powers of the Sutton Bridge Dock Company to make further provisions with respect to their unissued capital.... 6pp. 1884. £8.00
Tavistock & Plymouth AN ACT for the better amending and repairing of the Roads leading from the Lower Market House in Tavistock, to Old Town Gate, in the Borough of Plymouth, and from Manadon Gate to the Old Pound near Plymouth Dock, in the County of Devon. 34pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1804. £16.00
Tavistock AN ACT Vesting certain Lands, Tenements, Rents, and Hereditaments, in the Parish of Tavistock, in the County of Devon, and elsewhere, in his Grace John Duke of Bedford; and for Settling and Assuring, in Lieu thereof, a Rent-Charge of greater Value, to be issuing out of Lands and Tenements belonging to the said Duke.... 27pp, small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. Separately paginated, docket title on last leaf, decorative headpiece. 1763. £28.00
Tavistock Market AN ACT for constructing Market Houses and other Buildings, and making Market Places, and for better regulating and maintaining the Markets and Fairs in or near the Town of Tavistock; and for opening a new Street, and otherwise improving the said Town.... 15pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1859. £17.00
¶ With a Schedule of Tolls.
Tavistock, Milton Abbot, Brentor, and Lamerton AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Parishes of Tavistock, Milton Abbot, Brentor, and Lamerton, in the County of Devon, called Heathfield. 19pp., sm. folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1835. £17.00
Tavy Consols, Tavistock PETITION in the Stannary Court. John Cox against Robert Goss Agent, for money owed for goods supplied to the Mine. 2pp. folio, attached is printed order for guidance of officer taking possession of ores etc., prior to sale, bill with printed heading of John Cox, Rope Manufacturer, Tavistock, 3 affadavits. Loosely inserted is Report of the Sale of Machinery and Materials, 12p, folio, outer pages grubby, giving details of creditors, purchasers, court costs for watching machinery, travelling, etc. 1860. £65.00
¶ The materials were sold as a complete lot 'excluding arsenic and copper ores and mundic.' One of the purchasers was a Horatio Nelson!
Torquay COUNTERPART LEASE of a plot of Ground in the Braddons at Torquay, George Cary of Tor Abbey to William Tapley of Torquay. Large vellum sheet, wax seals. Some minor spotting at one fold. 1824. £15.00
¶ The lease required the attendance of Tapley at the Manor Courts of Tor Abbey. It specifies the building of a house on the land, with stone walls, 'good deal or oak free from sap', slate roof. Mentions 3 'lives' with their place of baptism etc.
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Beaminster FINE relating to a messuage with a garden, orchard, thirty acres of land, fifty acres of meadow, 160 acres of pasture, etc., in Baeminster, South Perreton, Mosterton Chappell otherwise Chappell Marsh, William Dunning and William Richards and Susannah his wife. In English, on vellum size 7" x 19". 1738. £16.00
Blandford Forum DEED OF BARGAIN AND SALE of part of a messuage in Blandford, John Parker to Benjamin Way, Clothier, and John Wallis, Merchant, of Abbotsbury. Vellum, size 20" x 25", armorial wax seal on tag. 1703. £28.00
Bridport A LECTURE 'Dante and his Dream' will be Delivered by the Rev. Geo. Hitchcock, B.A. Drill Hall, Sept. 20th, 1894. 3pp., 8vo, small hole in second leaf in top margin. Decorative title... together with... Programme of a Grand Evening Concert by Bridport Choral Society, Rifle Drill Hall Feb 18th 1901. 3pp, 8vo, 2 repaired marginal tears. 'God save the King' crudely pasted over (presumably) 'God save the Queen'. With 4to printed balance sheet for Society's 1901-2 season. 1897-1902. £12.00
¶ Lecture included Lantern slides from Dore, with 'Limelight Demonstrator'.
Bridport Deanery TO THE CLERGY, PAROCHIAL REPRESENTATIVES and Others of the Four Portions of the Deanery of Bridport. Printed letter from the four Rural Deans concerning the setting up of a Special Mission, as 'there is need of such a spiritual Reviving in this District'. 2pp., 4to. Lent 1878. £8.00
Church Farm, Sixpenny Handley AUCTION PARTICULARS. A Compact and Most useful Holding. CHURCH FARM, Sixpenny Handley.... 42 Acres.... Woolley & Wallis will Sell by Auction.... On Tuesday, 16th July, 1968. Plan which is partly faded loosely inserted, (7)pp, 4to, original printed wraps with photographic illust pasted to top wrap. 1968. £10.00
Dorchester LETTER from H. Peacock, Dorchester, Oct. 12th, 1741, to an unnamed correspondent, (possibly someone for whom he acted as agent) about the supply of 'New River Water' and the tax collected., and lost Court Rolls. 'I will remit all the Money I can get from the Tenants, by first Conveyance'. 2p, folio. 1741. £10.00
Dorsetshire CHRISTOPHER SPURRIER ESQUIRE SHERIFF of the Said County by Richard Weston Parr Esq. His Attorney Accounting for the Issues of His Office from the Feast of St. Michael the Archangel.... viz. for the space of one whole year Rendereth an Account of the feefarms, farms, seizures and other debts underwritten.... Vellum roll on several membranes sewn together, size 111" x 12". Comprises 'Parcels of the Pipe', 'Greenwax', and at the end, Sheriff's expenses for allowances to Justices of the Peace, lodgings for Judges, etc. Signed at the end as examined by H. Ware, Deputy Clerk of the Pipe. 1826. £220.00
¶ Pipe rolls listed accounts rendered by the Sheriff to the Exchequer, detailing Crown Revenue from farm rents etc. Under 'Pipe' are listed 32 entries, including rents within the Hundreds of Lusborough, Houndsborough, Winfreth, Puddletown, George, Culliford Street, 'Of the Burgesses of Lyme Regis for a Water Mill', 'Of the Mayor and Burgesses of Lyme Regis for the feefarm of their Town', 'Of the Mayor Burgesses and Corporation of Corfe Castle', 'Of William Raynham for the farm of Bridport Mill', etc.
Montague (Ja.) THE DEFENDANT'S CASE. HENRY HAYWARD Executor of John Hayward, Defendant. Dame Mary Kinsey, Widow, Plaintiff. In a Writ of Error upon a Judgment of the King's Bench, Reversing a Judgment in the Common Pleas. To be heard at the Bar of the House of Lords on Wednesday the 29th of April 1702. Single printed sheet, size 14«" x 11", folds, title on verso. Gives a summary of 'The Case upon the Record.... ' Small British Library stamp on verso, with red 'Discard' stamp. Contemporary MS note at foot of page "Note the Court of Common. Pleas was not unanimous in giveing their Judgment." [London? 1702] £75.00
¶ Not in Mayo's Bibliotheca Dorsetiensis.
Concerns a writ by Sir Thomas Kinsey "directed to the Sheriff of Dorset, commanding him to attach the said Henry, to answer.... Why he broke his Close with Force and Arms in Dorsetshire".
Portland ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 31". 10" repaired tear at right-hand edge, in sea area, but just touching Isle of Portland. O.S blindstamp 1880. £22.00
¶ Covers Chesil Beach, Bridport, Dorchester, Lulworth.
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Blanchland LETTER to Thomas Adams, 3 Lime St., London, from George Wood. 3p, small folio, integral address panel with straight-line Durham postmark, and a circular mark with 30 in the centre. Concerns the lease of lead mines at Blanchland. The lease had become void by the tenants 'ceasing to work', but they had prevented the owners from granting a lease to another company: 'the country is now in a state of poverty - if Errington and Co. should proceed briskly in the work after we are unfettered it would put on a new Face...' Durham 28th August 1787. £36.00
¶ There is also a section on collection of quit rents in Bamburgh, a copy of a receipt for a payment by the tenants of the mine for their use of Jeffreys and Acton Mills and for cutting Peats in wastes in Blanchland, and a request that Adams call on Mr Arnold the watchmaker in Cornhill where Wood has sent his watch back to be repaired.
LEASE OF LEAD MINES Nookton (Manor of) LEASE of Lead Mines called Beldon or Eastlebury in the Manor or Lordship of Nookton and Linbank in the County of Durham for 21 years at one seventh in ore. Commencing 1 May 1781 and expiring 1 May 1802, the Trustees of Lord Crewe to The Lead Company. 2 vellum sheets, 23" x 31", the four signatures of the 4 parties witnessed on verso of first sheet, but the signatures themselves not present at the bottom of the last sheet (the two sheets were no doubt trimmed along the bottom edge at some time). Some browning of vellum, but completely legible. Outside where titled dust-stained. 1782. £120.00
¶ The Trustees were the Archdeacons of Durham and Northumberland, The Bishop of London, The Rector of Houghton-le-Spring, while the purchasers were 'The Governor and Company for smelting down Lead and Pit Coal and Sea Coal'. The mines were 'all those Lead Mines or Veins of Lead Ore called Bolden or Castlebury veins... under part of the ancient enclosed grounds part of the Manor of Nookton...' The deed sets out the bounds, with measurements. The ore was to be dressed etc. and 'fit for smelting at the Bingsteads', four pickmen were to be employed constantly on each working except in a storm of snow, period of drought, or a civil war.
Piercebridge Road AN ACT for enlarging the Term and Powers granted by An Act... for repairing the High Road from Piercebridge to Kirkmerrington... and from thence to the Turnpike Road at Tudhoe Lane End... 10pp., plus cover leaf, disbound. Some pages rather darkened. Act of Parliament. 1754. £12.00
Silksworth colliery CONVEYANCE of The Silksworth Estate at Bishop Wearmouth, William Grey Robinson of Quedgleley House, Gloucester and others to William Grey Robinson. 6 folio pages, bound with tape at edge, vellum, margins ruled in red, plus full-page detailed plan, scale Six Inches to a Mile, fully shaded in pink, showing Colliery Railways, roads, farms, church, Post Office, School, Silksworth Colliery, field boundaries, Old Clay Pits, Old Quarries, Rifle Range. With Schedule with numbers referring to plan. Signed by 4 parties with wax seals. 1893. £42.00
Stockton-on-Tees PLAYBILL for October 8th, 1863. advertising 'Warlock of the Glen', 'Voice From the Streets; Or, A Poor Girl's Temptations!', 'Rob Roy', 'The Ghost, The Ghost' etc. Size 29" x 10", folds. Name of plays in very large type. Patches of browning throughout. Heavisides, Printer, Finkle-Street, Stockton, 1863. £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
Harwich CASE FOR OPINION De Fortuyn, Tonges Folmers, Master. Application to The King's Advocate for his opinion as to whether it is advisable to detain and proceed to the Adjudication of the Ship 'De Fortuyn', a Prussion ship taken 21st Feb. 1781, with a cargo of timber, 11 Dutch miles off the Texel by the Private Ship of War 'Elizabeth', James Burnet, Commander, and brought to Harwich. Manuscript in a large bold hand, 2p., blank conjoint leaf with docket title. Wm. Wynne, Doctors Commons has answered in 3 lines in a small hand beginning 'I think it will be advisable for the Captor to proceed to Adjudication of this Ship & Cargo...' signing his name with the date. 3rd March, 1781. £28.00
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Almondsbury CONVEYANCE of two Cottages and Gardens situate at the Black Horse Hill, and land adjoining the road from Bristol to Passage House, Elizabeth Taylor to William Webb. Large vellum sheet, three wax seals. 1864. £13.00
Almondsbury DECLARATION by Mrs. Julia Sulivan Cann Lippincott. 4pp., folio, giving the history of her husband's acquisition of various lands and properties as she remembered it, having 'an intimate knowledge of the management and letting of the said Esatates... and a very considerable knowledge from whence the various portions of such Estates were derived...', plus 21 pages of Schedules for lands in Aust and Henbury; Cote Farm, Olveston; Elberton. Lands are listed under the name of tenant, with name of field etc., Cultivation, quantity, number on map of 1865 (not present). Bound in are a folded coloured plan of Callicroft Farm on waxed cotton, size 11" x 17"; 6 copy certificates of death, birth, marriage etc, 1839-1891, printed with ms. inserts. 1891. £40.00
Chambers family, North Nibley COPY WILLS of four members of the Chambers family: Alexander Chambers, 1694, his son Francis Chambers, 1714, Francis's daughter Anne, 1759, John Chambers, cousin of Anne, 1726. Four items, approx. 25-30 lines each on folio sheets, folded with docket titles. All in the same hand, and titled 'Copy of Probate of...' Copies probably made c1760. £40.00
¶ Anne leaves to her cousin Sarah Collins her 4 acres of land she holds in Tedcombe, as well as her linen, rings, plate, John Chambers leaves substantial money bequests to members of the Cornock, Pegler and Webb families. Francis died young and charges John Chambers his brother with the bringing up of his two daughter till the age of 24. He leaves his estate called Ballington to his wife.
Cheltenham (Manor of) SURRENDER of land in the Upper Field of Cheltenham, Elizabeth Bedwell to Charles Douglas of H.M. Royal Horse Artillery. Copy Court Roll on vellum, size 14" x 20", signed by Deputy Steward. 1818. £14.00
¶ The Lord of the Manor was the Hon. John Dutton. Refers to an allotment under the Cheltenham Inclosure Act.
Chester-Master (G) SOME GLOUCESTERSHIRE HOUSES 24 views from pen drawings, printed on heavy-weave paper, loosely inserted in printed paper boards with ties, list of houses pasted inside front board. Front board stained along bottom, contents unaffected. 1916. £35.00
¶ Includes Syston, Hatherop, Kingsweston, Sherborne etc.
Crickley Hill, Coberley ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXIV N.E. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Linen-backed and folding into plain card wraps. Small label of Norman, Sawyer & Co., Cheltenham in bottom margin. Second edition 1903. £12.00
¶ Covers Seven Springs, Coberley, Ullenwood, Dryhill.
'E.T.M.' THE BATTLE OF MAIDA How The Glo'sters Won the Name. Reprinted from the Bristol TImes & Mirror of July 4th, 1908. Folio sheet, folded, printed in 2 columns. 1908. £7.00
COURT MARTIAL OF A LIEUTENANT IN THE MILITIA East Gloucestershire Militia MANUSCRIPT RECORD OF A COURT MARTIAL Court Martial held at White Lion Broad Street 23 day of March 1811. George Robertson Esq., Judge advocate, Col. Kingscote, President, Members: Lieut. Col. Morgan, R. Glam, Capt Matthews, R.N.G..... Prisoner, Lieutenant James Reynell of the Second Royal East Gloucester Local Militia.... Verbatim record of the trail over 97 pages, 4to, written on one side only apart from the last 10 or so pages where the writer has started to work backwards through the book. Calf spine, boards lacking marbled paper, large ink stain on back board. Full page cartoon-like ink sketch of an officer seated in a chair, wearing a large cocked hat, long wig, arms folded, on the last page. The writing begins very neatly, but becomes more untidy and unformed towards the end, and with more abbreviations, as if the writer was rushing to keep up. The account stops before any verdict is passed or conclusion reached. The last day of the trial recorded here is 30th March. 1811. £320.00
¶ Lt. James Reynall was charged with conduct unbecoming of an officer and a gentleman, and refusing his sword to Capt. Edwards when under arrest. He had apparently forced his way into a box at the Cirencester theatre during a performance of 'Bannister's Budget', causing a disturbance, offending the ladies, and striking another officer, Surgeon Crang. Various officers are questioned, as well as Henry Forster, Woollen Draper, who was present in the pit. Several witnesses said the scuffle was not his fault: 'I saw Capt. Lean's arm extended as though to strike a blow.... In this scuffle he was pressed back upon some ladies that were of my party. I extended my arm over these ladies, to prevent their being pressed by Lt. Reynall's being pushed back upon them... etc.'
Elberton, Olveston, Stoke Bishop SETTLEMENT of the Manors of Elberton, Olveston and Compton and an estate at Stoke Bishop, on the Marriage of Catherine Jefferies and Henry Lippincott. 11 very large vellum sheets, with memorandum on verso of one sheet, five wax seals. Some slight browning on last sheet. Outside of deed dusty. 1774. £40.00
Foxcote, Upper Coberley ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXV N.W. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Linen-backed and folding into plain card wraps. Small label of Norman, Sawyer & Co., Cheltenham, in margin. Second edition 1903. £10.00
¶ Shows Foxcote top right, Round Hill, Hilcot, Chatcombe Wood, Upper Coberley. Numerous quarries shown.
Gloucester THE NORTH WEST VIEW OF THE CITY OF GLOUCESTER Copper engraving, size 4«" x 7«". View across the river with sailing boats, showing pottery kilns, cathedral, numerous churches, bridge on right of view. Very small page number top right. In ivory mount. n.d. late 18th cent. £18.00
Haygarth (E.B) THE CIRENCESTER SOCIETY IN LONDON Pamphlet, 8pp., 8vo. Traces of vertical fold. 1905. £7.00
Newent AGREEMENT between Eleanor St. Barbe Gregorie and Yate Hunt for the letting of "The Parks", with furniture, garden and pleasure grounds. 1 page small folio, signed with wax seals. 18th Oct. 1886. £10.00
North Nibley PROBATE OF THE WILL of Robert Riddiford of North Nibley, yeoman. On vellum, size 13" x 15", small printed certificate attached, manuscript inserts. Large papered seal on tag. 1721. £30.00
¶ Leaves his kinswoman Kimbroh wife of Samuel Selman his 'broad loom which William Bendall doe hire of me', and his kinswoman Hester Browne 'my little table board which is in my chamber and three of the largest pieces of pewter', to John Read the bedstead 'in the loft over the Weaving Shop', etc.
North Nibley RELEASE IN FEE Thomas Gosling of Gloucester, executor of Mary Pearce of North Nibley, to Alexander Chambers of North Nibley, yeoman, of a piece of arable ground in Tebboray, and a piece of land in the Common Field called Little Bourne Field, a close of pasture at Hollow Way. 2 vellum sheets, one 27" x 29", and one slightly smaller, signed by Gosling with wax seal on tag. Receipt witnessed on verso. Vellum very slightly darkened. 1688. £38.00
¶ Gives details of lands adjoining on each side, with owners, etc.
Olveston COVENANT between Humphrey Hook the elder, Merchant of Bristol, Humphrey Hook the younger, and Robert Can of Bristol, Merchant, referring to a quarter share in the Manor of Frampton Cotterell and a tenement called Lowlins and the Advowson of the Church of Frampton Cotterell, held by Robert Can as trustee for Humphrey Hook, and leases and fines granted on the property. Vellum, size 10" x 18", signed by the Hooks, two tags which lack wax seals. Some rubbing of text. 1656. £36.00
Over Court Estate MORTGAGE of The Over Court Estate and other hereditaments in the County of Gloucester for £64,650, Robert Cann Cann Lippincott and others to The Most Honourable Hubert George de Burgh Canning, Marquis of Clanrikarde. In booklet form, 45 pages on vellum, including 27 pages of schedules with Tenant, No. on Plan, Area, Rent, (includes Shooting and Fishing Rents). Size 15" x 10", bound in at front is composite 6" Ordnance Survey map, size 42" x 42", mounted on linen, with plots in Elberton, Almondsbury and Aust shaded in colours, fields numbered. Signatures and seals on last page. 1913. £60.00
Storer (J), Engr. NEWARK PARK Engraving of the house and park, with deer in the foreground. The house is in the distance. Size 4«" x 5«", plus margins. 1827. £5.00
Swindon 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
Swindon, Bishop's Cleeve ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XIX S.E. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Linen-backed and folding into plain card wraps with small label of Norman, Sawyer & Co., Cheltenham. Second edition 1903. £12.00
Waterloo, Cirencester AUCTION POSTER advertising the sale of Freehold Dwelling Houses 'To be Sold by Auction by Blackwell & Jones, at the King's Head Hotel, Cirencester on Thursday the 7th of March 1861.' Size 19" x 15", folds. 1861. £18.00
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Arlesford, Petersfield ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. 300. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19" plus wide margins. Stamp of Hydrographic Office in margin. Corrected to May 1913. £20.00
Goodworth Clatford, near Andover FARMING ACCOUNT BOOK 4to, full parchment boards, with records for wages paid etc., from 1819-1843, most of the records being 1820's. Much of the book is blank. Entries as follows: 1819-1822. Record of wages paid for shearing, hedge laying etc., naming workers, e.g. 'Pd I. Miles for thatching the little Stable... in all 364 feet at the same time Pd him for thatching the house nearly all round 194ft... £3.6s.4d.' 4p.: 1819-1843. Record of working in the water meadow, done twice a year, also making hurdles, 'cutting weeds and mending banks', 'catching 2 Moles'. 4p.: General expenses such as new waggon, hats pair of traces etc., 2p.: 1818-1827. Wages 'Saml. Hillyer was hired as Plowboy at 2s pr. Week for 1 year'. 2p.: 1818-1843. Servants' wages, 'Nanny Lock was hired as servant for 5£ pr annum'. 3p. In a different hand are 'Copy of Will of John Bendle of Goodworth Clatford, yeoman, 1840. Leaves his house at Goodworth Clatford to his friend John Moore, money to poor of parish etc. 6p; Copy Will of John Knowles of Goodworth Clatford, yeoman, 1858. Refers to his estate at Upper Clatford. 4p.; Copy Will of Henry Baker of Goodworth Clatford, Farmer. 1823. Refers to his farming stock, crops and implements on his farm at Upper Clatford, and his farm at Goodworth Clatford. 12p. Many blank pages. Only 27p. of entries in all. 1819-1843. £65.00
Ryde Isle of Wight AUCTION POSTER. Messrs. Wallis, Riddett & Down have received instructions to sell by Auction Eight Cottages and a Workshop, at the Top of High Street, Ryde and the Corner of Swanmore Road, and Hill Street..... Size 30" x 20". One horizontal fold. 1894. £17.00
Ryde Isle of Wight AUCTION POSTER. Messrs. Wallis, Riddett & Down have received instructions to sell by Auction Villa Residence, known as "Sussex Lodge".... at the corner of Melville Street and Dover Street, Ryde.... Size 30" x 20" 1894. £17.00
¶ 'Within a few minutes' walk of the Sea, the Esplanade Gardens and the Pier...' Lists the rooms in the house, stables, etc.
Ryde Isle of Wight AUCTION POSTER. Messrs. Wallis, Riddett & Co. Sale by Auction at the Town Hall Chambers... Furniture and other effects.... Three Handsome Inlaid Cabinets.... An Upright Grand Pianoforte by Hummel and a Cottage Piano by Moore... Size 35" x 22", a few very small edge tears... together with a similar poster for another furniture sale there a few months later, listing Pedestal Writing Table, Buhl and Ormulu cabinet, etc. Some wear to right edge at top. 2 items. 1914. £18.00
Winchester ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet L.1.12. Scale 10.56ft. to 1 mile, size 25" x 36", linen-backed. The map has been used to mark out a new road from opposite the Bell Inn to the railway, with areas shaded in pink and blue recording land sales etc. Surface rather dusty, some repaired edge tears. 1886. £20.00
¶ Shows Whiteshute Lane, chalk pits, railway and signal house, Gardner's Arms and Bell Inn.
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Butcher Row, Ledbury A MEETING OF THE SOCIETY for effecting the Removal of the Butcher-Row, will be held at the Committee Room, on Thursday next, the 24th of July... for the purpose of taking into consideration the best means of forwarding the objects of the Society... Thos. Ballard, Acting Secretary, Committee Room, July 17, 1831. Printed letter on slip of paper, beginning 'Sir', size 6«" x 3«". Printed by J. Gibbs, Jun., Ledbury. 1831. £16.00
¶ The medieval houses of Butcher Row were removed from the High Street and now house the Butcher Row Folk Museum.
Hereford HEREFORD CITY MACHINE Ticket for Machine Printed, size 5" x 3", decorative border, with columns for Ton. Cwt. Qr. lb. Filled in in manuscript with weight for straw, and signatures of W. Patishall and M. Jones. Darwin & Son, Printers. 1837. £8.00
Ledbury SMALL ARCHIVE OF PAPERS relating to the Baylis family of Ledbury. Comprises three obligation bonds (1793-1802), printed with manuscript inserts, between Stephen Baylis, Currier, and others (wax seals clipped off); manuscript agreement relating to a tenement called Baylis's in Welland, Worcestershire; a letter with address panel to Capt. Baylis, 1st H.V.T, Ledbury, from F. Gritton Lt. & Q.M., about clothing sent: 'I expect there are about 4 or 5 very large Jacketts for us over your number... there are some Slings & Belts short, if they cou'd be mustered to make the setts compleat he can make a regular charge for them as his contract was 3s for the sett', 1807; a letter to Stephen Baylis from John Stephens about the theft of a package, 1776; 7 manuscript bills from various tradesmen, mainly 4to, made out to Stephen Baylis, 1774-91, for hauling hay and dung, carpenter's work ('by Wm. Pain... Repareing a tabel.. puting up beds.. turning 8 pins for the beds...'), hire of a horse to Gloucester, shoes, cord of wood, faggots, white lambs wool, blacksmith's work (17 items including 'mending a tan fork' '3 shoes Little Horse'), cooper's work, plus a few printed receipts for rents etc. 1774-1807. £60.00
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Cheverells Green LETTER from Stephen Read, Bridgham, to a Mr Rowed at Cheverells Green, about his son's farm and rent arrears. 1p., 4to, plus blank conjoint leaf with address panel, two postmarks, one a red circle with 'A' above the date, one black, with the word 'Harling' in a circle. Mentions 'Sir John', presumably the landlord. 1835. £12.00
¶ 'Have now this Minuite Bought a Lurcher Bitch for you, young but have been with a Gun... her name is Smart'.
Childwick, Court Baron of ADMISSION of William Rossen(?) Senior. Vellum, 4" x 12". 1" split in vellum at left edge, letters slightly rubbed at edge, and ink untidy. 1711. £16.00
Hemel Hempstead BILL of Joseph Cranstone, General and Furnishing Ironmonger, Bar Iron, Steel & Nail Warehouse, Wholesale and Retail Rasps, Files, Iron Arms and Horse Shoe Moulds... Bill with heading printed in a variety of typefaces, size 16" x 6", folds, made out to G. Riddall, for 43 items, including hammers, padlocks, hooping, fire tiles, '2" Prison Door nails', etc. 1859. £14.00
Rookey and Water Andrews (Manor of) ADMISSION of William Wheeler as brother and heir of Thomas Wheeler decd., to a cottage and land in Barkway adjoining Rushenwells Lane. Vellum, size 8" x 9". Vellum slightly discoloured in places. 1762. £14.00
Tring A CATALOGUE OF THE UNTHRASHED CORN Household Furniture, and other effects, of Mr. James Gomm, at Dancers End, in the Parish of Buckland, Bucks, For Sale by Auction.... 13th September, 1831... Under a Distress For Rent. Poster, size 14" x 10", folds, small piece torn from top right corner, just affecting end of one word. 1831. £24.00
¶ Lists 32 lots in the house and outbuildings, fire dogs, plait-mill, brass kettles, cherry-tree planks.
Ware Infra, Manor of SURRENDER of yard with the appurtenances in the Middle Row in Ware, Richard Gridley to Richard Dickinson. 1p, sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf. Signed and witnessed. 1778. £14.00
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Appledore, Royal Military Canal ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LXXX. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 35" x 23" plus margins. Linen backed and folding into 8vo cloth endpapers, main buildings, water-features, roads, hand-coloured. Some slight browning of linen between folds. 1877. £28.00
Assembly Hall Theatre, Tunbridge Wells DICK WHITTINGTON Reg Lever presents His Second Annual Pantomime With Elsie Winsor... The Arcos and Their Feathered Family.... Corps de Ballet and Orchestra And the Sight That Must Be Seen to Be Believed The Miraculous Third Dimensional Rat Fight. Playbill in four bright colours on stiff card, 15" x 10", with illustration of Dick and his Cat. 1952. £10.00
Faversham, Hernehill ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXXIV. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36", linen-backed and folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. Water features, main buildings, railways and main roads hand-coloured, four areas in the western section shaded and marked with date (probably relating to estate sales). 1877. £27.00
Knole Park, Sevenoaks WATERCOLOUR by G. Childs showing rocks in stream, overhanging trees. Size 9«" x 13", title and artist on mount, mount with gold and buff lines, narrow gilt frame, overall size 17" x 21". Slight crease visible across bottom corner. n.d. c1890? £50.00
Ninington, Barham, Denton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LVII N.E and sheets to North and South. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 35" x 23" plus margins. Linen backed and folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. 3 areas outlined in colour. Third Edition 1909. £16.00
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Broatcliffe FEOFFMENT of land in Broatcliffe called the Great Bank, etc., with Common of pasture and Turbary, John Tattersall of Corkden in Burnley to Henry Halstead of Flackgate. Vellum, 18" x 26", small wax seal on tag. Signed by Tattersall. Memorandum on verso, and receipt for payment of £94, both signed by 4 witnesses. 1705. £30.00
Lancaster Marsh AN ACT for embanking, draining, and otherwise improving, a certain Stinted Pasture, called Lancaster Marsh, in the County Palatine of Lancaster. Cover leaf + pages numbered 171-176, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1796. £15.00
Manchester BILL of Samuel Berry, 5 St. Mary's Gate. Bill for '2 Paris hats cleaned & bound' to Mrs Adshead. Size 4" x 8", printed with address and name. Folds. 1842. £5.00
Mersey Docks & Harbour Board LIVERPOOL BAY Surveyed by The Marine Surveyor of The Mersey Docks and Harbour Board. 1934. Chart printed on thick waxed cotton, size 36" x 38", folding into tall 8vo boards, gilt title. Scale 3" = 1 mile. Shows coast from Formby Point to Clarence Dock Station, Hilbre Island to N.B. Tower. Shows soundings, shoals, Revetement and Training Bank and parts under construction, buoys and light shown in red. Table of Flood and Ebb Tides, Sailing Directions. 1934. £28.00
Robinson (T) and Son, Rochdale CATALOGUE ILLUSTRE des Machines - Outils a Travailler Le Bois. 1892. 6ieme Serie. 117 pages, in French, decorative stiff wraps in red, green and gold, showing gold medals gained etc., back wrap with woodcut view of the works. Profusely illustrated, with description and tables of dimensions etc. 1892. £75.00
¶ Shows machines for planing, sawing, polishing, cutting mouldings etc.
Temple Lodge Estate TRENCHERBONE MINE Manuscript plan in ink and colours, size 24" X 39", scale 10" = 200yds. 1899-1901. £12.00
¶ The workings shown cover quite a small area.
Wigan election MINUTES OF THE EVIDENCE Taken before the Select Committee on the Wigan Election Petition; With the Proceedings of the Committee. 70pp., small folio, disbound. Docket title on last leaf. Ordered by The House of Commons, to be Printed 27 April 1846. £25.00
¶ Verbatim report of the proceedings, with, for example, questioning of landlords who allegedly supplied drink, breakfasts, etc. to potential voters on the morning of the election.
Wigan SEVEN MANUSCRIPT MINING PLANS all relating to John Leyland's Estate. Two large plans size 25" x 38", in ink and colour on wax cotton, and five smaller ones approx. 18" x 28". All 30 yds. to an inch. Shows parts of workings, coloured according to date, in: Wigan Two Feet Mine, Ince Deep Yard Mine, Lower Yard or Bulldog Mine, Higher Yard Mine (the last two part of Amberswood and Hadley Hall Collieries). 1909-32. £55.00
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East Allington WILL of Richard Hollingworth of East Allington, labourer. On paper in a small hand, size 8" x 6", manuscript administration in the Diocese of Lincoln attached, with large papered seal on tag. Signed by Hollingworth with his mark, and by witnesses Thomas Winter and Thomas Hollingworth, also with their marks. 1672. £35.00
¶ Wishes to be buried in the Churchyard of East Allington. Gives his daughters Anne, Elizabeth, and Alice ten pounds and a ewe and a lamb each, the rest of his estate to his son Richard, who is to 'keep and maintaine' Alice until she is 18.
Leeson family of Sedgebrook TWO WILLS 1766 and 1775. Copy of Attested Copy of the Probate of the Will and Codicil of William Leeson of Harlaxton, Grazier. Attested Copy 1797... together with... Attested Copy of the Probate Copy of the Will of Edward Leeson of Sedgebrook, Grazier. 1797. Each 2 large folio pages, folded with docket title. Copies made 1797. £20.00
¶ Refers to property in Harlaxton, East Allington, Wigtoft. Sums of £500 are left to their children.
Lincoln PROBATE of the Will of George Coleshaw, Boatman, of Lincoln. Vellum sheet with smaller printed sheet with ms inserts attached, large papered seal. 1887. £10.00
Sedgebrook PROBATE OF THE WILL of Thomas Hollingworth of Sedgebrook, yeoman. On paper, two large folio pages, printed administration certiicate attached, but information written in manuscript on verso, signed, rather than inserted in the spaces in the printed document. Large papered seal on tag... together with... A Copy of the Richd. Hollingworth's Will. Sated 29th Jan. 1718. 1p, folio, 32 lines. Contemporary copy. Piece torn from left margin. Refers to his house and land at Allington, six of his best cows and sheep, etc. 1728. £25.00
¶ Leaves his closes of land in Allington to his wife.
Sedgebrook PROBATE OF THE WILL of Richard Hollingworth of Sedgebrook, yeoman. On paper, size 12" x 12", with printed administration certificate (in English) attached, manuscript inserts, large papered seal on tag. 1733. £22.00
¶ Leaves his brother his land in East and West Allington, an annuity, two dairy cows and all his malt to his sister, twenty shillings to the poor of Sedgebrook, etc.
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Chelsea Hospital AN ACT for regulating the Payment of Army Prize Money, and to provide for the Payment of unclaimed and forfeited Shares to Chelsea Hospital. Pages numbered 689-714, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1814. £14.00
Coach Builders BILL of Robinson, Cook & Holdway, Coach Builders & Harness Makers, Mount Street, Grosvenor Square. Small folio, folded, printed heading, with 'By Appointment' coat of arms on left. Made out to Sir Thos. Sebright for items from June 1858 to 20 July 1959, for new springs for brougham, various repairs to the 'Phaeton', the 'Britisher', and the 'Sociable'. 22 items. Receipted over stamp. 1859. £18.00
¶ The repairs to the Phaeton cost £78, plus 'Phaeton taken to Railway by man and horse... £1. 6s.'
Eagle and Back, Distillers FIFTEEN BILLS 1826-31. Printed heading 'Dr. to Eagle & Back, Distillers, London' size mainly 5" x 5", (one longer), made out to Mr Doubleday. Entries for Jamaica Rum, Brandy, or usually just 'Goods'. One bill mentions ships 'ex. Sophia', and 'ex Liberty'. 1826-31. £12.00
Hay, Straw, and Cattle AN ACT to ascertain the Weight of Trusses of Straw, and to punish Deceits in the Sale of Hay and Straw in Trusses in London.... and also to restrain Salesmen, Brokers, or Factors in Cattle, from buying on their own Account, to Sell again any Live Cattle in London.... Cover leaf + pages numbered 1015-1027, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Thomas Baskett.... 1758. £12.00
King's College, London LETTER from R.W. Self(?), Principal, to an unknown correspondent regarding the Resolution of the College respecting a Memorial to Sir Robert Inglis, with remarks on his character. 4p, 8vo. King's College London, Dec. 16, 1856. £12.00
London and Newcastle FIVE LETTERS From George Gilroy at Bow to his father John Gilroy of Newcastle (millwright), dated London, 29 March 1841 - 28 July, 1843. Each letter approx. two pages, in a neat hand, with integral address panel on conjoint leaf, with postmarks and wax seals. 1841-3. £60.00
¶ He complains of the difficult conditions 'trade is very slack here now... I drew my money out of the Savings Bank thinking these rumours of wars would depress the funds.... would you advise me to speculate in a railway share for I have got about £85 and I should like to make it work as well as me....' Later letters mention his buying a Great North of England Railway share for £13.00, enquiring whether the 'Edinburgh Railway is to come by the East coast or West....'. In August 1841 he joins a drawing school '2 guineas a quarter', but in May 1842 is still out of work 'I have had only 5 days work in the last 15 weeks and no prospect of anything doing....' Later he considers going to India as an engineer in the East India Co., quoting the rates of pay, etc.... 'I find the Sierra Lione man has 3 guineas per week... so you see father I have asked less than the 3d class engineers.... my friend advises me as trade is so dull to take a little less....'
London Bridge AN ACT to authorize the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treasury to advance Money out of the Consolidated Fund towards the Expences of rebuilding London Bridge. Pages numbered 337-340, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Strahan, 1826. £12.00
Paul and Co., Printer ELIJAH FED BY RAVENS Illustrated poem 'The History of Elijah the Prophet', followed by a short poem 'The Hosanna: Or, Salvation ascribed to Christ.' Overall size 19" x 15", central horizontal fold. Title in decorative lettering at top, and superb woodcut illustration size 5" x 14" showing Elijah in a rocky landscape with river, waterfalls, palm trees, sun rising behind the mountains, being brought food by two swooping ravens. Three illustrations down each side, illustrating dramatic scenes from his life, such as the chariot of fire, the angel appearing to him under a juniper tree, etc., with relevant Biblical verse below each one. 1" tear at central fold at both sides, neatly repaired on verso. Paul and Co., 7 Dials, c1830. £80.00
¶ London: Printed and Sold by Paul and Co. 2 & 3 Monmouth-court, 7 Dials and Sold by J. O'Neill, Printer and Stationer, S. Pottinger's Entry, Belfast.
Port of London AN ACT to continue the Period for purchasing the Legal Quays in the Port of London. Pages numbered 409-410, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1814. £10.00
Royal Park, Battersea Fields AN ACT to enlarge the Powers of an Act empowering the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods to form a Royal Park in Battersea Fields; to facilitate the raising of Monies authorized to be raised by the said Commissioners for Metropolitan Improvements; and to regulate and simplify the Mode of keeping the Accounts of the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods. Pages numbered 1061-1070, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre, and William Spottiswoode, 1848. £12.00
St. Catherine's THE TOWER AND ST. CATHERINS taken from the Last Survey With Corrections. Copper-engraved plan, hand-coloured, size 11" x 14", plus wide margins, overall size 16" x 24", taken from Stowe's Survey of London. Shows the River Thames with ships and rowing boats, view of the Tower, shown with elevation, All Hallows and St. Catherine's Churches and Navy Office also shown in elevation. With decorative title cartouche, Reference Table of 65 Alleys, Courts, Yards etc. Scale bar. Published according to Act of Parliament 1754 for Stowes Survey. £140.00
St. Mary's Church, Savoy ESTIMATE of John Lavington, Strand, for repairs to the Savoy Church. Short letter accompanying a particular of the repairs, with costings. 1p., 8vo, together with single sheet written on two sides, small folio, detailing repairs needed under headings 'Plumber', 'Carpenter', 'Glazier', 'Bricklayer', 'Slater' etc. Includes '3 new Portland steps to Front entrance', 'wash, stop and colour the lobby and sides of the Vestry where not wainscoted', etc. The glazing in the Vestry was to be 'with proper Crown squares in very strong lead.' June 17th, 1799. £45.00
Tower Hamlets AN ACT for the better raising and ordering the Militia Forces of the Tower Hamlets, in the County of Middlesex. Cover leaf pages numbered + 375-382, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1796. £12.00
Westminster Hall AN ACT for consolidating and rendering more effectual the several Acts for the Purchase of Buildings, and further Improvements of the Streets and Places near to Westminster Hall and the Two Houses of Parliament. Pages numbered 857-867, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1806. £12.00
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Jordan (Henry K.) SOUTH WALES COALFIELD Monmouthshire Area. Horizontal Section - Rhymney - Cwmbran. Scale 880ft. to 1 inch. Size 92" x 22", printed in 7 colours, linen-backed, rolled. Names collieries etc, and various veins. With small index map, geological key down right hand side. South Wales Institute of Engineers, 1908. £70.00 -- See Illustration
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Aldeby PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF A DESIRABLE SMALL FREEHOLD OCCUPATION and Detached Cottage and Gardens, Situate in Aldeby, Norfolk, which James Mobbs is instructed..... to Sell by Auction at the King's Head Hotel, Beccles, on Friday, July 8th, 1898. 3pp, folio, docket title, folded. 1898. £15.00
Blakeny OBLIGATION BOND binding Robert Athow of Blakeny otherwise Snitterly in Norfolk, Tanner, and William Athow of Brisley, Farmer and owner, to Thomas Athow of Holt, Cooper. 1p., sm. folio, printed with manuscript inserts. Blank conjoint leaf, folds. Two good wax seals of men with hats. Witnessed by John Loxton and Elisha Girdlestone. 1776. £28.00
Gillingham AUCTION POSTER advertising the sale at the Swan Inn of Crops of Corn and Grass, the Property of Mr William Beckett. Size 22" x 18", folded, printed with very large type faces. Lists 10 Lots. 1859. £20.00
Roughton OBLIGATION BOND binding Thomas Athow of Roughton, Farmer, to Robert Athow, Farmer, for £500. On paper, in English, printed with manuscript inserts, wax seal. Sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf. Traces of folds. 1797. £26.00
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Alnwick FELLOW COUNTRYMEN The Duke of Northumberland and his servile Dependants are getting up Hole-and-corner Petitions against Reform. They are content to depress the industrious Farmer, to maintain the Bread-tax, and to crush all Classes to the Earth by excessive Taxation.... But, refrain from violent Demonstrations... Political broadside signed 'Sydney', calling on supporters to be obedient to the law, and not be provoked by the 'Corruptionists', who 'want a speciall Commission here; but they shall not yet rouse your devoted Sydney'. Size approx. 9" x 10", traces of 3 vertical folds, some slight browning along extreme bottom edge. Mackenzie and Dent, Printers, 181, Pilgrim Street. No date, c1831. £45.00
Alnwick PARLIAMENTARY REFORM The Duke of Northumberland has headed and circulated Petitions to His Majesty, and both Houses of Parliament, against the Extent of the present Parliamentary Reform Bill.... The Petitions Are now lying at Messrs Thorp and Dickson's Office.... Handbill, printed with large heading. Size 7" x 9". The words before 'Petitions in the first line have been crossed through, and the word Gentlemen ('for the Signature of such Gentlemen...') has been crossed through and 'Persons' written in ink. Alnwick, 8th April, 1831. £36.00
Newcastle TO THE GENTLEMEN, CLERGY & FREEHOLDERS OF THE COUNTY OF NORTHUMBERLAND Gentlemen... I pledge myself to stand a contest... at the next General Election.... My political Principles are well known to you... I shall... do all that lies in my Power for obtaining a Reform in the House of Commons, the total Extinction of Slavery, and for placing our Roman Catholic Fellow-Subjects on the same Footing with ourselves.... Broadside, signed 'T.W. Beaumont, St. James's Place, London' setting out his beliefs, and rebutting criticism that he has not been regular in attendance at the House of Commons. Size 15" x 10", traces of folds. The three main planks of his platform have been underlined in ink and numbered in the margin. W.A. Mitchell, Printer, Newcastle. 1826. £50.00
Northumberland election TO THE FREEHOLDERS OF NORTHUMBERLAND Handbill in support of Mr. Liddell by 'A Freeholder'. Size 17" x 11", 56 lines of text. Folds. J. Clark, Printer, Newcastle. 18th March, 1826. £45.00
¶ Attacks the patronage of his opponent by landowning families (particularly the Brandling family and the 'House of Gosforth'): 'No Heir-Loom Representation - No Family Compact...'
Northumberland, Southern Division TO THE GENTLEMEN, CLERGY & FREEHOLDERS of the County of Northumberland... Handbill, size 11" x 9", being in the form of a letter from Matthew Bell (the Conservative candidate), setting out his policies. Traces of folds, some brownish spotting. Woolsington, 29th May, 1826. £30.00
¶ 'I shall ever be an Advocate for Religious Toleration... I am an Enemy to Slavery wherever and in whatever Shape it may exist, and my humble Endeavouor shall not be wanting to obtain its speedy and total Abolition in all Part of the British Dominions...'
Stannington FARMING RECORD BOOK of the Vicar of Stannington, recording mowing, tithes paid etc. Vellum bound book, size 8" x 6", originally used as a school copy book, name on flyleaf 'T.C. son livre le 21 mai 1814. Fait a l'ecole de Monsieur Barlow 1815'. 36 pages at the front of accounts naming Dorset firms (probably an invented for a student exercise rather than real firms), and at the back 35 pages of mathematical problems, currency conversion etc. The book has been used later to record haymaking, yearly, 1818-1844, and 1867-69, naming mowers, number of 'pikes' made, wages, ale bought, occasionally weather, and for the earlier years, 1818-1822, the 'Small Tithes' paid, naming payer, calf, goose, pig, etc., paid, and 'Great Tithes', rents for properties, 'Mrs Hall's composition for Cattraw', 'Mrs Hall's Stints', 'Sir M. W. Ridley's half year's tithe' etc. 1815-69. £90.00
¶ '1868 After a long drought such as has not been known according to good authorities since 1826 mowed with the Machine the North East quarter of Glebe on Friday June 26th. Piked the same next day... Sunday July 5 offered prayers for rain of whch. we had several heavy showers in the afternoon...'
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Nottingham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of... Shops, Dwelling Houses and Stabling in Alfreton Road, Raleigh Street, Great Alfred Street... to be Sold by Auction... 12th May 1914. 3pp., folio, folded with docket tile. 1914. £9.00
Sherwood Forest ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Sheet 113. Size 13" x 19", plus wide margins. Published 1908. £20.00
¶ Covers Cuckney, Ollerton, Girton. Good black impression.
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Blenheim Palace AN ACT for repairing Blenheim Palace. Pages numbered 325-336, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre, and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1840. £12.00
Chipping Norton, Chadlington ACCOUNT OF SIR EDWIN BAYNTUN SANDYS in account with S. Beale. Notebook with 43 double-page spreads for debit and credit, plus many blank leaves, size 7" x 4«", limp calf wraps, chipped at edges. Jan. 1812 - Feb. 1819. £70.00
¶ Notes mostly sums advanced, interest, etc, rather than specific expenditure: includes sums 'Sent to you at Miserden', 'Paid Inn bill at Woodstock', 'paid your coachman', 'Miss Bayntun annuity' 'Dr. to you at Burford to remit Mrs Davis in Town for School Bill', 'Received rents at Chadlington' (Sir Edwin was Lord of the Manor). Sir Edwin apparently borrowed large sums from Beale 'On 20th April 1816 Sir E.B. Sandys drew a Draft on me at 3 months for 500l, and which I at first refused to accept but which I was induced to accept... at the very particular request of Sir E...'
Jericho, Oxford 6 WALTON STREET, JERICHO. HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, Strong Coal Cart.... Harness, and various Effects. To be Sold by Auction by Messrs T. Mallam and Son, On the Premises on Thursday, March 29th, 1855.... Poster, size 15 x 10" H. Cooke & Co, Printers, Oxford, 1855. £24.00
¶ Includes an extensive list of the 121 items in the sale, listed room by room.
Kidlington HILL FARM, KIDLINGTON, OXON. THE LIVE & DEAD FARMING STOCK Comprising 8 Head of Cattle, 2 Horses, Pig, Poultry, Agricultural Implements, Dairy Utensils & Miscellaneous Effects..... The Property of the late Mr J.H. Smith, To be Sold by Auction by Messrs Paxton & Holiday on the Premises On Friday, October 12th, 1894.... Poster, size 22«" x 18", couple of short tears, and a 4" split where once folded. J.P. Boughton, Bicester, 1894. £16.00
¶ Includes an extensive list of the items in the sale.
Littlemore, near Oxford CATALOGUE OF PART OF THE HOUSEHOLD FURNITURE, Double-Barrelled Gun, Useful Gig and Harness, Baker's Covered Spring Cart.... To Be Sold by Auction by Messrs T. Mallam and Son, at a Barn in the Village, on Tuesday Next, August 5th, 1856.... Poster, size 17" x 13", few folds, slight off-setting. Printed by H. Cooke & Co, Oxford, 1856. £18.00
¶ Includes an extensive list of the items in the sale.
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'.
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Bridgnorth VOTING PAPER size approx. 6" x 7", printed on one side only, for the election November 1st 1843, listing four names of candidates for Councillors of the Borough, with address and occupation. Signed by Voter James Pinner with his address and Parish. 1843. £8.00
Church Stretton area ACCOUNT BOOK Manuscript in a neat hand, approx. 450 pages, bound in full green vellum, boards slightly warped, splits in joints at head of spine. Details receipts on left-hand page and expenditure on right. Receipts consist mainly of rents (e.g. 'Chief rents in Cardington Manor', 'Richard Millington for rent of Stone Quarry'), interest, tithes (e.g. 'Mr Jones of Dorrington, tithe in Leebotwood for 1817'), grazing let out ('Mr Rogers for Colts and Cattle in the Hall meadow'), wood, sheepskins, stock sold. Expenditure covers food and household items, travel, washing, travel and carriage ('Journey to Leighton Hall and back', 'cart to Shrewsbury with hide and tallow'), clothing ('15 yards of calico for my shirts'), tuition, wages to carpenters, masons, glaziers, labourers and servants, dinners while travelling, expenses for Pitchford and Dorrington Sessions. He records 3s 9d spent on 'mending the window of Leebotwood Chancel', and the cost of 'repairing stonework round the Hall window' (presumably his house). There are payments to poor individuals, for 'Apprenticing my godson Henry Johnson to a Surgeon and Apothecary... £30. 0s. 0d.', to Mrs Hulme 'for her room, which she offered to see the members carried... £1., to Robert Burgwyn 'for coming to talk about his brother in Gaol (by my desire)... 1s.' He gives £5 to a Mr Cross 'to be given away tomorrow at the Chapel according to Sir Richard Corbett's will'. 1817-1821. £250.00
Gotch (Bernard) GATEHOUSE, STOKESHAY CASTLE linocut, black and white. Size 7" x 5", on thin paper mounted along top edge on slightly larger thin card. Signed 'Bernard Gotch' in pencil below border, and titled in capitals. Letter 'G' in bottom corner. 1940's or earlier. £20.00
Oswestry PROPERTY BELONGING TO MR. WILLM. BICKERTON in the Town of Oswestry Surveyed by Geo. Yates 1816. Manuscript plan, in ink and wash colour, scale 1" = 1 chain. Size 13" x 16", linen backed, folds. Shows houses, pool, gardens and plots in Beatrice Street, with lands going down to a river. Plots with a Lot number (1-10), Reference table with key to Lots, acreage (includes part of pool, five buildings, a weighing machine and land adjoining, six cottages, three houses, orchards etc.) Some wear at two folds, surface grubby... together with... Plan on waxed cotton, size 9" x 11", 1879, showing Beatrice Street, Baptist Chapel, Rope Walk, Wesleyan Chapel, Plough Inn etc. 1816. £65.00
Witton OBLIGATION BOND of Alexander Topp of Witton to John Wase of Shrewsbury. Manuscript, 1p., sm. folio, signed by Topp and three witnesses. Preamble in Latin, the rest in English. Blank conjoint leaf. 1701. £28.00
¶ Refers to a indenture of release between Morris Lloyd of Shrewsbury, Apothecary and Alexander Topp and Penelope his wife, and John Wase.
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Axbridge CHARLES HEAL & SONS CARNIVAL AND FUNFAIR Poster. Full colour poster, size 30" x 19", large heading, with clown's face, view of big top, helter skelter, dodgems etc. Written in ink in large letters in blank space at bottom is 'Axbridge: Fair Mar.28, 29, 30'. Edge of paper at top left rather ragged, affecting margin only. n.d. 1960's. £22.00
Bridgwater Bay GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN. Sheet XX. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Hand-coloured, with key in margin, linen-backed, folding to 8vo, one endpaper. Sea area and the South Wales coast area has been cut away, leaving only the Somerset part of the map. c1885. £38.00
Bridgwater Bay ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XX. Size approx. 24" x 35", linen-backed. Two small greyish spots in sea area. Three neatly repaired edge tears. Cancelled red 'Boundary Copy' stamp in margin. O.S blindstamp 1887. £30.00
¶ Covers Porlock, North Petherton, Weston-super-Mare, part of S. Wales coast.
ANTI-INVASION PREPARATIONS 1803 East Cranmore FORM OF AN APPOINTMENT of A Stationary Agent to take Charge of Stock &c. Printed sheet, with manuscript insertions, size 16«" x 13", 35 printed lines, in a large typeface, signed by Earl Poulett as Lord Lieutenant of the County, with a good wax seal. The form was to be used to appoint an Agent who would take charge of stock and keep an account 'of the Number and Quantity of such stock, and of the Route or Routes by which the same have been conveyed, and the Name of the Waggon Conductors'. The names of the Lieutenant, Superintendant etc. have been filled in in ink, but the name of the Agent has not (presumably they were to be filled in if the threat materialised).... together with a similar documents for Appointment of an Agent of Bakers (the Bakers were to provide 'wholesome well-baked Bread in Loaves of Three Pounds...'). 2 items. 1803. £46.00
¶ War with France had resumed in May 1803, and extensive anti-invasion preparations were made during that year, under an Act of Parliament, referred to in the text, 'to enable His Majesty more effectually to provide for the Defence and Security of the Realm during the present War....'
Goathurst ASSIGNMENT of a tenement in the city of Bridgwater, Nicholas(?) Halswell of Goathust and Gerard Brympton of Hampshire to Richard Tynte of Wemdon, husbandman, and giving power of attorney to two persons named Gibb and Brympton. In Latin on vellum, size 8" x 15", a few brownish spots, remains of 2 wax seals on tags. 2.EdVI £55.00
Lintorn Simmons family SIX LETTERS from Martha Lintorn Simmons to family members, 1836-8. Comprises: (i) To her great neice Ellen, dated Keynsham 9th Nov. 1838, 4p, 4to, about the death of her aunt Mary, describing her last days: 'This our sorrow puts me in mind of dear Mrs Hannah More, on the departure of her dearest Sister Pattey More, I was staying with her at Barley Wood, the Revd. Mr Leeves called on her, and with an aching heart, weeping eyes and tearful face she said to Mr Leeves "Much as I loved my sister I can-not chanrge myself by once wishing her back"... Hannah was right....'. Also mentions 'Uncle James in Van Demans Land'. (ii) To Ellen at Weymouth, Keynsham, 7th Mar. 1839. 3p, 4to, integral address panel on verso with black wax seal. Describes a trip to Winchester, and 'Uncle Charles's days as the school there 'I as a female am content without much scholarship...', shipping of boxes to Champaine, Van Diemen's Land. (iii) To Ellen, Keynsham, 7th May 1838. 3«p 4to. Address panel with wax seal. Refers to cousin Frederick's late arrival 'he had the good fortune of returning in Admiral Gordon's Flag ship, they touched at St. Elena where Boney's remains are'. (iv) To Ellen, Kensham, 5th Aug. 1836, 4p, 4to. Recounts the death of 'our dear Hannah More Simmons' (she was attended by 'Dr. Fox'). (v) To Lt. J.L.A. Simmons, Royal Engineers, Chatham. 2p, 4to. Undated. Describes her travels to visit relatives in Guernsey, etc. Sends him a sovereign. (vi) To Mr and Mrs Simmons, undated. Tells of a visit to the Whalleys at Winscombe and their farming ventures, a ball at Langford 'Poor Miss Newton going down the third dance snapped the tendon acciles. her partner said it was like the crack of a whip...', a visit to Capt. Gilmore's ship at Bristol 'your gunner I cannot hear of...'. 6p., 4to. 1836-8. £220.00
¶ Lt. J.L.A. Simmons was possibly the future Sir John Simmons who had a distinguished military career, and became Governor of Malta. His first wife was his cousin Ellen Lintorn Simmons (presumably the Ellen of these letters), whom he married at Keynsham in 1846.
Longleat House ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LI. 5,6 etc. (parts of), printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Folded. Second Edition 1904. £16.00
¶ Shows Longleat House at the bottom of the map, Oxstalls Farm, Park Hill Farm.
Lower Weston, Twerton, Bath ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XIII.8. Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 1/2500. 1932. £17.00
¶ Covers area from Locksbrook Cemetery to Clays End, including Flight Works, Weston Mills, Maltings etc.
Maperton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LXXV.6, printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Folded. Second Edition 1903. £14.00
¶ Shows Maperton and Maperton House, Blackford, Claremont Farm.
Marston Magna ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXIV.15, printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Folded. Second Edition 1903. £14.00
¶ Covers the whole of Marston Magna, Lambrook Bridge.
Somerset and Dorset Joint Lines MIDLAND RAILWAY DISTANCE DIAGRAM. Glastonbury District. Scale 1 inch to 1 mile. Sheet 61, covering the line from Cossington to Wells, and branch to West Pennard, with insets of Glastonbury and Wells... together with... Sheet 63, from Sturminster Newton to Evercreech, with inset of Templecombe. Printed on stiff paper. Each sheet size 18" x 12", plus margins. Small compass rose in margin. 2 items. Fourth Edition. 1919. £45.00
¶ Shows main villages throughout the area, as well as on the line, other lines, main features, estates etc.
Wiveliscombe ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LXIX.2, printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Folded. Second Edition 1903. £16.00
¶ Covers the whole of Wiveliscombe, Castle Hill.
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Biddulph OBLIGATION BOND of Richard Gibson of Overton in Biddulph, yeoman, to Francis Brownsword of Buglawton in Cheshire, yeoman. On vellum, size 7«" x 9", small wax seal, in Latin and English, signed by four witnesses, some browning and slight rubbing, two brown marks in top and bottom margin. 1675. £30.00
Codsale OBLIGATION BOND binding Joseph Elton of Codsale, Brass Founder, to Thomas Bradney of Pen in the sum of six hundred pounds. On paper, in English, printed with manuscript inserts, wax seal. Sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf. Traces of folds. 1750. £26.00
Tamworth LEASE FOR A YEAR of 'all that farm or tenement or Mease Place whereon a messuage formerly stood' in Wigginton, part of a farm called Buckley's and a cottage in Cumberford, Hugh Annerley of Clifton Campville to Humphrey Woodcock. Vellum, size 20" x 28", good wax seal showing a bird with a branch in its beak. Some slight yellowing of vellum. 1765. £20.00
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Beccles Division, Suffolk Petty Sessional Court DEPOSITIONS etc. relating to a case at Beccles Police Court, in which a child was charged with stealing ribbons from a grave at the Cemetery, worth 3d. Printed forms with manuscript signed depositions from Caretaker, Constable etc. Much detail. 5p., folio.... together with a similar set of documents for another child who took away flowers from the cemetery 'against the peace of our Lord the King his Crown and Dignity'... together with... similar documents for a man charged with stealing three hen's eggs from a shop in Newgate Street, and for a boy charged with stealing boots from ('four lady's left hand black felt boots with patent toes') from Poulton's shop, 4pp, folio, and a sheet of 'Information and Complaint' of a man who said John Alden threatened to hit him across the head with a rake. 1911. £45.00
Bungay, Loddon ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXVI S.E. scale 1" to 1 mile, size 12" x 14", plus margins, 'Index To Tithe Survey' along top. O.S. blindstamp 1883. £18.00
¶ Covers Long Stratton, Bungay, Toft Monks.
Burston PLAN, PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of a Small, Compact Freehold Estate... for Sale by Auction... 29th May, 1863. 3pp., folio, folded, very small plan above title. 1863. £12.00
Burston POSTER advertising the auction sale at Diss of a small freehold estate now in the occupation of John Esling, adjoining the estates of the Earl of Albermarle. 16" x 11", folded. Brownish offsetting throughout. 1863. £14.00
Henstead Estate, Wrentham PARTICULARS of the Henstead Estate, and Henstead Hall Mansion, Manors of Henstead, and Henstead per Pounds and Poynings.... Sundry Contiguous Farms, Forming together one of the most desirable and complete Estates in the County; The Property of Charles Barclay, Esq. M.P... which will be Sold by Auction.... 20th June, 1828.... 5pp., sm. folio, plus docket title, folded, some foxing spots and light browning in parts, panel on outside with docket title dust-stained, marginal tear in last leaf. 1828. £34.00
¶ Contains a brief description of the Mansion, with sizes of different rooms, 'a Vinery 40 feet by 14 feet', gamekeeper's cottage and school, etc., and a few lines on each of the farms, with tenant, acreage, details of leases etc.
Ipswich, Lowestoft ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 25. Size 19" x 28", plus margins, scale half an inch to 1 mile, printed black and blue, rivers and sea in blue. 'Record Map' stamp in margin. Published 1913. Corrections in 1933. £12.00
¶ Covers Anglesea, Portmadoc, Rhyl.
Lowestoft and Blundeston PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF DESIRABLE FREEHOLD PROPERTY in Arnold Street, Lowestoft and in Somerleyton Street, Blundeston Which will be Sold by Auction by Mr. W.T. Balls at the Crown and Anchor Hotel, Lowestoft, on Tuesday, April 17, 1866. 3pp, folio, docket title, folded. Fletcher and Son, Printers, Norwich. 1866 £18.00
Mutford POSTER advertising auction sale of Four Cottages, a Brick and Tiled Double Cottage, a Double Cottage with Garden Ground, for sale by Mr Fenn, at The White Lion Hotel, Beccles, 3rd Dec. 1858. Size 22" x 17", many folds, two repaired tears at top corners (presumably where once pinned up). 1858. £18.00
Newmarket PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Herringswell Estate... extending to 2585a. 1r. 25p of thriving Wood Lands... well watered Pasture and Heath and Arable Land forming Unique Sporting Property... 12,743 Head of Game and Rabbits per Season, together with a Wll-Appointed Shooting Lodge, Nine Superior Farm Homesteads, Nearly the Entire Village, and the Advowson of Herringswell... for Sale by Auction... July 11th, 1896... 9pp, plus two pages of photo-gravure views of the estate on thick paper, and an attractive double-page fully hand-coloured plan. Original printed wraps with key plan on front wrap, wraps rather dusty, tear in back wrap, 2" split down spine. Slight trace of once having been folded horizontally. Introductory description on first page, with table of the 'Game bag for the past Four Seasons'. 1896. £65.00
¶ The photographs include 'The Shooting Lodge', 'The Game Larder', 'Road to the Shooting Lodge' with a horse-drawn gig, 'A Beech Glade' with timber-felling in progress, etc.
Wrentham POSTER advertising Auction sale at the Spread Eagle Inn of A brick and tile built sash-fronted messuage licensed as a Beer House called the King's Head... also the excellent and long established Blacksmith's Shop adjoining, with two bricked forges, coal-house... Three brick and tiled cottages with garden ground... Size 20" x 14", folds, brownish off-setting of lettering. 1846. £22.00
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Charlwood AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Manor and Parish of Charlwood... 27p., sm. folio, disbound, sewn. Act of Parliament. 1843. £12.00
Holmbush Farm, Slinfold, Surrey LIVE AND DEAD FARMING STOCK Consisting of Four Excellent Cart Horses, One Pony, Six Shorthorn Cows in Full Milk, 14 Head of Young Stock, 57 Head of Poultry, The Implements... Mr Plummer is directed... to Sell by Auction... September 21st, 1877.... 12pp., sm. 8vo. Title page with attractive type-faces. 1877. £12.00
Stockdale (J) A MAP OF SURREY Engraved map, scale 4«" = 10 miles, size 15" x 19". Traces of folds. Trimmed to platemark down 6" of left margin. Small foxing spot below title. 1798. £30.00
¶ Shows villages in detail, canal, high ground, parkland, roads with numbered distances etc.
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Hastings CONVEYANCE in fee of a Messuage and Hereditaments in Warrior Square, William Messer and others to John Kenwood of St. Leonards, Builder. 5 vellum sheets, size 22" x 29", including Schedule of deeds, from 1834-56, plus sheet size 10" x 26" with coloured plans 'General Plan' and 'Particular Plan', scale 1" = 100 feet. 1858... together with... Lease of Warrior House St. Leonard's on Sea, J. Cooper to Ingle Few, 1880... together with... Conveyance of 16 and 16a Warrior Square, otherwise Church Villa, St. Leonards on Sea, F. Cooper and others to C. Elkin, and two Mortgages. All 5 documents on vellum. 1858-1880. £35.00
Laughton, Danehill ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet LV. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. 1879. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1892. £24.00
Litlington, Eastdean ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet LXXIX. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. . 1879. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1893. £30.00
Newhaven Harbour Company SHARE CERTIFICATE General Capital Stock. Printed Certificate, not made out. Size 9" x 9". Perforated 'cancelled' stamp. 19-. £8.00
Newhaven, Seaford ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet LXXVIII. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. 1879. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1894. £25.00
¶ Over half map is sea area.
Rogate, Ipping ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXI N.W. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 12" x 18", plus wide margins. Linen-backed, folding into marbled wraps with printed label of 'The Map House'. Contours in red. 1913. £10.00
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Birdingbury PARTICULARS OF A MOST ATTRACTIVE COUNTRY RESIDENCE.... "Three Elms" Birdingbury, Warwickshire. To be offered for Sale by Auction.... by Frank Mason, Newey & Co. in association with James Styles & Whitlock.... On Tuesday, 22nd May, 1951. 4to, original card covers, 7pp, one illust. 1951. £11.00
Warwick PHOTOGRAPHS Small collection of good views of Warwick, albumen prints, 5 views 9" x 11", 8 views approx 6" x 8". 13 views in all, unmounted. Titled in pencil on verso. Some slight creasing at edges of some views. c1890. £26.00
¶ Views include Jephson Gardens, Holly Walk, Town Hall, Eastgate, Guys Cliff House, 'An old house at Warwick'.
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Ball, Pewsey POSTER advertising sale of Freehold Meadow land, Property, in two Lots, at the Phoenix Inn, Pewsey, 19th November 1872. Printed in large typefaces with description of lots, giving occupiers, acreages etc. Folded, small piece torn from right margin, not affecting letter. 1877 £16.00
Bratton WILTSHIRE INDUSTRY: CENTURY OF SERVICE TO FARMING Old-Style Crafts and Modern Tools in the Village Workshop of R. & J. Reeves & Son Ltd. at Bratton. Large folio sheet printed on one side with article and 7 photos of the workshops. Reprinted from 'The Wiltshire Times' Feb. 14th 1953. £8.00
Calne, Calstone-Wellington, and Blackland AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the several Parishes of Calne, Calstone-Wellington, and Blackland.... 16pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1813. £17.00
Edington PEN AND INK DRAWING titled on verso of mount in ink (in a later hand) 'Old Manor House, Edington, Wilts. used as a Farm House, much neglected, 1847, Arms on a shield on the House. Party per pale, 1st 4 Fusils, 2nd a cross Flory.' Very careful drawing, size 10" x 15", mounted in buff card mount, overall size of mount 17" x 23". Not signed, but probably by William Walter Wheatley as it is uniform with other watercolours and watercolour drawings in a small collection, numbered in the top right, as if originally leaves in a large sketch book. c1850. £90.00
¶ Shows a large house with wooden fence around it, castellated bays on either side of door, windows with small leaded panes, one tall chimney, trees behind, small group of figures in foreground.
Melksham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of.... The Whitley Estate in the Parish of Melksham.... Bells & Splatt's Farms & Other Lands in the Parish of Heddington, The Chilvester Hill Estate, in the Parish of Calne, Field of Nursery Ground.... House, Baker's Shop &c, at Marshfield.... which will be Sold by Auction.... July 13, 1853..... 8pp, folio, folded with docket title, 4 full page lithographed plans, 3 being hand-coloured. 1853. £38.00
Shrewton PARTICULARS of Valuable Accommodation Land, Dwelling House with Convenient Farm Homestead, and Cottage.... for Sale by Auction... 15th September 1884. 3pp., 4to, folded with docket title. 1884. £10.00
Simpson (George), printed and published by THE DEVIZES AND WILTSHIRE GAZETTE 18 issues, Jan. 28th 1869 - Dec. 23rd 1869. Four page broad-sheet newspaper, all with red tax stamps. Some faults such as tears at central fold. 1869. £30.00
Tockenham, Broad Hinton, Brinkworth, Wootton Bassett PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Seven Compact Farms.... Building Sites, Accommodation Lands, 28 Houses in Swindon, 'Highworth House' at Highworth.... for Sale by Auction 29th October and 1st November, 1917.... Folio, 35pp., printed wraps, 6 folding maps in pocket at rear 1917. £34.00
¶ Includes Greenway, Tockenham, Littletown, Cockroost, East End farms.
Trowbridge PARTICULARS of Arnold's Hill Farm. Farm House and 220 Acres. For Sale by Private Treaty. 4to, 4pp., wraps. n.d. c1945. £8.00
Wheatley (William Walter) PEN AND INK DRAWING titled on verso of mount in later hand 'Hazelbury House, Box, Wilits.' Pen and ink sketch in brownish ink, size 10" x 16", in buff mount, overall size 17" x 23", initialled 'W.W.W.' c1850. £60.00
¶ Shows a house with tall chimneys and two gables, large pillars at the gate with shields on top, two figures, one with a shot-gun, outside the gate.
Whiteparish PARTICULARS of Brickworth Park, Whiteparish, extending to about 83 acres... for sale by auction, 3rd June, 1948.... 7pp., 4to, photo frontis, and photo on front wrap. Vertical crease... together with... Particulars of Lower Cowesfield Farm, extending to 182 acres.. for sale by auction October 6th, 1953. 7pp., 4to, plan. 1948-53. £14.00
Wilton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXVI. N.W, and quarter sheets to West and South. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 26" x 37", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo boards with Stanford label. 1926. £18.00
¶ Covers Wilton and Wilton House, Barford St. Martin, South Newton.
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Blacksmith BILL of John Perkins, Shoeing Forge, St. John's Worcester. Very fine engraved heading with vignette showing two men in top hats with a horse, outside a building. Size 6«" x 7«". Lists costs for shoes over one year. 1850. £20.00
Knighton ESTATES IN THE PARISH OF KNIGHTON UPON TEAM in the County of Worcester the Property of Sir William Smith Bart. 1814. Measured by Chas. Evans Land Surveyor Ludlow. 11p, 4to, sewn in rough plain wraps. Lists under heading of occupier's name the Names of Fields etc., Quality, Quantity. Abstract at end with Total. 1814. £28.00
¶ 14 occupiers named.
Seisdon, Hundred of BEER ACT Navigation Office, Amblecoat, Staffordshire, September 12th, 1834. Notice by the Magistrates fixing the hours for opening and closing premises licensed to sell Beer. 19 lines, heading in large type-face. With names of three Magistrates at bottom. Heming, Printer, High Street, Stourbridge. 1834. £28.00
¶ Refers to an Act passed the previous month.
Worcester Hop Market AN ACT for confirming an Agreement lately entered into between the Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens of the City of Worcester, and the Guardians of the Poor of the said City, for continuing the Hop-Market of the said City in the Workhouse there; and for vesting the Right... of keeping a Hop-Market... in the Guardians of the Poor... Cover leaf + pages numbered 615-622, small folio, black letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by the Assigns of His Majesty's Printer, 1731. £18.00
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Barnsley Water ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXXVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Composite sheet made up of four quarter sheets. Overall size 25" x 28", plus margins. Area around Barnsley hand-coloured to show different areas (Cawthorne, Barugh etc.), 5" pipe line, with tanks marked, and Watershed of the Barnsley Corporation. Repaired tear in top margin. Railways inserted to 1892. £24.00
Beverley ADMISSION of Joseph Stephenson to a cottage and land at Tickton in the Manor of the Chapter of Beverley. Signed as 'A True Copy' by the Deputy Steward, J. Myers. 1836. £12.00
Bridlington, Beverley ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XCIV. Scale 1" to 1 mile, folding to small 8vo, linen-backed, marbled endpapers, inserted in red cloth slip case with yellow Stanford label, slightly rubbed at edges. 1858. £35.00
¶ About a quarter of the map is sea area.
Denton and Saddleworth Railway CONVEYANCE of land at Ballgreave in Saddleworth, Thomas Shaw of Uppermill to the London and North Western Railway Company. Single large vellum sheet, with 2 schedules and inset coloured manuscript plan 8" x 11". Large wax seal of company, 2«" diameter, cracked, and with small piece missing. 1885. £25.00
East Hardwicke LEASE FOR A YEAR of the tithes of 'corn grain hay herbage and line' in East Hardwicke, William Haward, Gent., of Wakefield, to John Beetson, yeoman, of East Hardwicke. In English on vellum, size 7" x 24", decorative initial 'T' with date inside, lacks wax seal on the tag. 1691. £45.00
¶ Lists in detail the relevant pieces of land in East Hardwick, including a tenement of 7 acres called Barcrofts, a close lately taken from a moor called Hardwicke Moor, etc.
Foster (J.L), Publisher YORKSHIRE GAZETTE Saturday January 28, 1865. 12p., broadsheet. One announcement on front page outlined in ink, some dustmarking at fold on front page. 1865. £12.00
Guisborough ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 17. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Linen-backed. Contours at 100ft intervals have been coloured in buff water-colour, and marked neatly with heights in red. 1856. £25.00
¶ Guisborough is more or less at the centre of the map.
Halifax, Brighouse ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 231. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. 1854. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1887. £36.00
¶ Covers Nether Haugh, Don Pottery, Wombwell, Wentworth.
Langsett, Stocks Bridge ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 281. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Proposed reservoir outlined in red and pipeline inked in across the map through Langsett. 1854. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1894. £26.00
Leeds DEED OF EXCHANGE of land at Potter Newton bounded by the Rivulet which supplies the Dam of the Holmes Mill, with right to elevate the water in the Dam 'to the height of the present Byerwash of the Dam'. A six-part indenture involving the Hon. William Lamb of Brocket Hall, Herts., Earl Cowper of Kent, James Brown of Harehills. 6 vellum sheets. On verso of one sheet is manuscript plan, size 6" x 12", showing Holmes Mill, Reservoir Bye Wash etc. 7 wax seals. 1815. £30.00
Leeds WILL of Edmund Barker of Potter Newton, Esq., 1729. Attested copy on vellum, 1793, size 18" x 27". 40 lines in a neat hand. 1793. £30.00
¶ A detailed will listing much property in Yorkshire. Includes his share of the Manor of Chapel Allerton, Leeds, two messuages in Briggate, Leeds, two pews in the North Loft of the Old Church in Leeds, and one at the back of the pulpit, property in Woodhouse, Otley, Newall, Burley, Hawkesworth, Lower Esholt, and in many other places, as well as silver tankard, tea pot, salvers etc., lately purchased of George Allen, bedlinen, etc., chestnut filly and draught horses, a milk cow and twenty pounds to each of his nieces, etc.
Wath upon Dearne ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 283. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Boundary round Wath upon Dearne shaded pink. 1887. £24.00
¶ Covers Nether Haugh, Don Pottery, Wombwell, Wentworth.
West Riding ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet CC.S.E (Haworth); Sheet CC.N.W (Oakworth); Sheet CLXXV.S.W (Sutton); Sheet CCI.N.W (Bingley); Sheet CLXXV.S.E (Keighley); Sheet CCXV.N.W (Oxenhope); Sheet CCXV.S.E (Mixenden). Eight maps, scale 6" to 1 mile, quarter sheets, size 12" x 18", plus margins, contours in red. 1933-4. £32.00
Yorkshire Union of Agricultural Clubs and Chambers of Agriculture NOTICE of Annual General Meeting and Annual Dinner, at York. 1p, folio, folds. 1906. £12.00
¶ Gives special Railway arrangements.
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Agricultural Statistics, Ireland GENERAL ABSTRACTS for the Year 1863. Showing The Acreage under the Several Crops and the Number of Live Stock in Each County.... Also the Emigration from Irish Ports from 1st January to 31st July.... 20pp., 8vo. Alexander Thom and Sons, Dublin, 1863. £18.00
¶ Lists nos. of horses, cattle, for each county, acreage of each crop. On the last page is a table showing number of Emigrants from each Province.
Irish Workers AN ACT to prevent unlawful Combinations of Workmen, Artificers, Journeymen, and Labourers, in Ireland.... Pages numbered 877-887, small folio, black letter, disbound, ex-lib. with a couple of indelible stamps, slight stain to foot of one leaf, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1803. £12.00
Kingstown AN ACT to make further Provisions and to amend the Acts relating to the Harbour of Kingstown and the Port and Harbour of Dublin. Pages numbered 285-292pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1838. £10.00
Murray (T.L) Publisher IRELAND Engraved map, size 27" x 17", outline colour. Central fold, a few light creases. May 1st, 1830. £18.00
Royal Canal, Ireland AN ACT to provide for the maintaining of the Royal Canal from the River Liffey to the River Shannon... 22pp, sm. folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1818. £20.00
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Bacon's PLAN OF GLASGOW Coloured plan Size approx 12«" x 18", single fold at centre. Scale 4" to 1 mile. c1885. £22.00
¶ With street index in margins.
Brown (James) Printers THE ABERDEEN HERALD March 31st, 1860. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp., folds, Some minor browning along part folds on front page. 1860. £14.00
¶ Many adverts. for local firms, steamship sailings, Provost's resignation etc.
Cellardyke, Fife ARTICLES OF ROUP of the East Subjects in Cellardyke lying in the Orfat wynd consisting of a House and yard... Manuscript on 2p., sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf, setting out conditions of sale, and with a signed agreement for the sale at the highest bid price of £34. 1803. £15.00
¶ The house was William Eadie's and the purchaser was Andrew Pratt.
Leith Harbour AN ACT for enabling the Barons of the court of Exchequer in Scotland to advance to the Lord Provost and Magistrates of the City of Edinburgh, for the Purpose of completing the Improvements of the Harbour of Leith, a certain Sum.... was directed to be paid into the said Court of Exchequer by the Proprietors of the Forth and Clyde Navigation. Pages numbered 477-479, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1800. £12.00
Portobello REPORT UPON THE BOROUGH OF PORTOBELLO 1p, with a Plan of the Town, by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline, scale 6" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. Some minor off-setting on plan. c1832. £24.00
Ramsay and Son, Publisher THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT Feb. 9th, 1835. Newspaper, 4pp. 1865. £12.00
¶ Contains adverts for auction sales, report of dinner at Perth for Hon. Fox Maule, murder in Leith etc.
Smith (David), Surveyed and Planned by PLAN OF THE LANDS OF BLAIR O'ER The Property of Alexander Gow, Esq. Finely executed manuscript plan, in ink and watercolour, size 36" x 24", on cartridge paper stuck firmly to hardboard. Scale approx. 2" = 3 Scots chains. Large compass rose, scale bars in Scots chains and in Feet. Shows house, garden, woodland and arable meadow and pasture land (shaded green, lined brown etc.) to differentiate), woodland and hedges shown with trees, cottages, Burn of Dalquhurr. Shading shows steep banks. Adjoining lands and owners named. Attractive watercolour border «" wide with 'dentelle' effect. A few small foxing spots, and a few light smudges. 1819. £200.00 -- See Illustration
¶ A David Smith is listed in the Eden's 'Dictionary of Land Surveyors' as being active in the Glasgow area, 1819-44. The estate was near Drymen. Among the adjoining lands named are Lands of Blairwood, Property of The Duke of Montrose, Lands of Dramhead, Property of Alexander Millar of Dalnairm, Drumquhastle, Property of Robert Govan of Park.
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Abergorki Colliery PLAN of Lower Door on 6 feet Engine Dip. Scale one and half inches to a foot. Measured drawing with coloured shading on waxed cotton, size 16" x 20", folds. n.d. c1890? £15.00
Anglesea ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 11. Size 19" x 28", plus margins, scale half an inch to 1 mile, printed in black and blue (with sea area solid blue). 'Record Map' stamp in margin. Published 1913. Corrections in 1933. £12.00
¶ Covers Anglesea, Portmadoc, Rhyl.
Denbighshire AGREEMENT as to carrying a Tramway over a Bridge on the Great Western Railways line near the Vron Branch Junction, The Great Western Railway Company to James Edwards of The Trefynant Works near Ruabon, Brick and Tile Manufacturer. 3p, folio, with coloured plan, scale 1 chain to an inch, on waxed cotton, size 15" x 11". 1875. £30.00
Great Ormes Head ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Sheet 78. Size 13" x 18", plus wide margins. Cancelled 'Record Map' stamp in top margin. 1891. £10.00
¶ Most of map is sea area.
Llandudno MANUSCRIPT SALE PARTICULAR describing the West Llandudno Estate. 2p., sm. folio, giving description of the town etc., plus a covering letter sent to a Mr Rodway at Trowbridge saying that £600 per acre has already been bid for 3 or 4 acres of the estate. 1871. £8.00
¶ 'such is the demand for accommodation that during the present season houses have been letting at 20 guineas a week'.
Pembrokeshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS quarter sheets, Nos. XL.N.W. (Cosheston, Llanion Barracks) and S.W. (Pembroke, Lamphey); Nos XXXIX.S.E (Hundleton) and N.E (Neyland, Pwllcrochan) Four maps, scale 6" to 1 mile. Second edition 1909. £26.00
South Wales ORDNANCE SURVEY Quarter-Inch Map. Sheet 7. Fourth Edition. Folding to wraps size 12" x 5", blue and black illustration of driver reading map. Town plans at rear. Very small owner's name written at top edge of wrap. Linen-backed. 1930's. £8.00
Welsh literature LETTER from Tresilian(?) Williams to Egerton Grey. Says 'this little story has no Welsh colour about it - try again, that is, try your hand at a short story dealing with Welsh life and character.' Roath Park, Cardiff, June 6 1910... together with... another rejection letter to the same writer 'I cannot find room for the enclosed in the next number of 'The Nationalist'. The other little poem has been sent on to the printers'. Each 1p., 8vo. 1910-11. £10.00
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BONFILS, PHOTOGRAPHER Alexandria PHOTOGRAPH of Pompey's Pillar, by Bonfils. Albumen print, size 10«" x 9", signed 'Bonfils 100' in the plate in black. Small tear approx. a quarter of an inch long at bottom edge, some light creases at corners. c1880. £25.00
American Presidential Campaign PRESS PHOTOGRAPH showing Barry Goldwater in a television studio. Size 7" x 9", typed heading pasted along top 'Los Angeles. Republican Presidential Nominee Barry M. Goldwater is shown before the cameras at a commercial television studio...' Stamp 'United Press International Photo', and clipping in Spanish pasted to verso. 1964. £10.00
American Woods AN ACT for better Preservation of His Majesty's Woods in America, and for the Encouragement of the Importation of Naval Stores from thence.... 10pp, small folio, paper slightly darkened, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Henry Mills, 1729. £22.00
Army and Navy AN ACT for raising a certain Number of Men, in the several Counties in England, for the Service of His Majesty's Army and Navy. Cover leaf + pages numbered 127-170, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1796. £14.00
Australian Colonies AN ACT for the better Government of Her Majesty's Australian Colonies Pages numbered 661-682, small folio, lower corner torn from bottom inner margins, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1850. £10.00
Bahamas AN ACT to carry into Effect certain Licences, permitting the Removal of Negro Slaves from the Bahama Islands to Demerara. 2pp. small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1820. £12.00
Ballantyne (John), R.S.A. LETTER to John Ballantyne R.S.A., The Mall, Kensington, London, from Wm. Gellatly, 835 Broadway, New York. Introduces 'Mr Mathews, an artist an Englishman and friend of mine.' The writer says he had been Ballantyne's pupil at the School of Design, Edinburgh. 1«p., folds, in yellow envelope, hand delivered... together with a letter to him in French, 1850 on the subject of expenses that would be incurred by artists and suggesting a new proposition to be put to them. 1866 and 1850. £12.00
Bedford Canal LETTER from a W.T. Praed, Tyringham, 14th, Feb. 1813. To an unknown correspondent (possibly his brother-in-law, Revd. Sandys), saying his father believes the proposed Bedford Canal would be advantageous to the Grand Junction canal, but it has met with opposition from the land holders 'it is very probable the estimated sum will not be raised and I do not see a prospect of any considerable Trade upon this new undertaking' so does not recommend subscribing. Discusses the death of Lord Buckingham and possible successor as Lord Lieutenant. 34 lines on both sides of 4to sheet, folded. Mentions a recent stay in Cornwall, a visit from Treweeke, and Sir Digby Mackworth. 1813. £20.00
¶ Probably William Praed, who married a wealthy heiress from Tyringham. He was an M.P. in six parliaments. The Praeds were involved in building the Grand Junction Canal.
Besley (H) CORNWALL AND DEVON Fifty engraved vignette views, from drawings by Townsend, Blight, etc., size of engraved surface approx. 3" x 4", gilt edges, bound in blind-stamped cloth, gilt title on front board, overall size 4«" x 6«", spine slightly rubbed a head and foot, cloth on corners slightly rubbed. c1860. £160.00
¶ Views include Launceston, Tintagel, St. Austell, Bude, Penryn, Truro, Falmouth, First and Last Inn, The Mill at Kynance, Swan Pool Bay, Penzance (5), Nine Maidens, Botallack Mine, Levant Mine, Stonehouse, Plymouth, Saltash, Tavistock, Glazebrook Viaduct. Of the fifty views, nine are of Devon, the rest of Cornwall.
Bickley's Life Jackets LETTER from Lewis Bickley. 2p, 4to, on Notepaper of the Bouyant Clothing Syndicate (Bickley's Patents Ltd.), Greenwich, with list of 31 patrons on left, to A.W. Pearce, explaining how he is trying hard to improve sales "I gave a good example of the excellence of our Jkts. at the University Boat Race.... " together with letter from Le Havre "I have just completed formal manufacture of 1 jkt. here in conformity with the French Patent Laws...", 1p. 4to. 1902. £9.00
Billiards CHRISTMAS CARD size 4" x 4", verse inside. Coloured card with slightly embossed billiard table and players arm with cue aiming at bag of money on the table. c1900. £9.00
¶ 'Whene'er This Shot is On The Board/I hope that, like a Rocket/You'll swell Your Score by making sure/To Put It In The Pocket.'
Bread AN ACT for amending several Acts for regulating the Price of Assize of Bread. Pages numbered 609-612, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1800. £10.00
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 and Ross COPY OF THE WILL AND CODICIL of Mr. Thos. Prichard. Will dated 22nd Aug. 1793, Codicil 9th Oct. 1797. Contemporary copy on 9 pages, large folio, in a neat hand. Folded with docket title. 1797 or slightly later. £35.00
¶ Leaves his 'five or some other certain number of Tontine or new built Houses... in Brunswick Square' in Bristol, to his children, his interest in the iron Trade Business carried on in Small Street, Bristol under the firm of Harford Partridge & Co, to his son Thomas a pair of Globes 'and my reflecting Telescope', to his daughter Sarah his microscope, silver coffee pot and stand, the best table linen in his house in Ross, his estates called Grindall and Woback near Ross, an estate near English Bicknor, and other lands inherited from his uncle James Cowles, land at Tockington, Littleton on Severn and Thornbury. The father of the Bristol physician and early anthropologist James Cowles Prichard was called Thomas Prichard, and lived at Millbrook House in Ross, but this will mentions only one son, Thomas.
British Empire COTTON FLAG Union Jack flag, size 8«" x 12", with portrait of Edward VIII superimposed, together with two world map hemispheres, diameter 4«", showing British possessions in red. Banner at top 'Coronation King Edward VIII', and date 1937 with coat of arms at bottom. 'British Made' in bottom corner. Unhemmed, small triangle of cloth torn from top edge at left, making top edge uneven (affecting just the union flag background... together with... small silk union flag, and dark blue silk handkerchief with three crossed union flags at each corner. 1937. £18.00
Brough-under-Stainmore to Middleton Bridge Road AN ACT for making and keeping in Repair a Carriage Road from or near the Town of Brough-under-Stainmore, in the County of Westmoreland, to Middleton Bridge, in the Parish of Romaldkirk, in the North Riding of the County of York, with a Branch from or near Chapel House to Eggleston Bridge, in the same Parish. Pages numbered 1069-1102, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1817. £10.00
Caldwell (E), (Illustrator) LETTER from E. Caldwell, 2, primrose Hill Studios, December 2nd 1903, to a Mr Collis. Asks him to thank Mr Findlay for the copy of his book: 'I have heard nothing further regarding the Musk Ox head. I hope they will not put a 'makeshift' on the cover.' 1p, 8vo, blank conjoint leaf. 'Received' stamp top left, and '1946' in blue crayon. 1903. £14.00
¶ Caldwell illustrated such books as 'Jock of the Bushveld', and 'Chase of the Wild Red Deer in Devon and Somerset'.
Canals AN ACT to provide for the keeping of Peace on Canals and Navigable Rivers. Pages numbered 385-394, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre, and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1840. £12.00
Charlton AN ACT for vesting in Trustees certain Lands and hereditaments at Charlton.... for futher promoting the Service of His Majesty's Ordnance. 6pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1803. £8.00
Conveyancing AN ACT against covenous and fraudulent Conveyances. 4pp., disbound, lacks sewing at margin. Large vignette initial letter showing Hercules fighting monster, on last page is large coat of arms, size 4 x 3«". Some slight darkening of paper, and some slight fraying of paper along bottom edge and top right corner. 1585. £18.00
Cornwall & Devon Miners AN ACT to defray the Charge of the Pay, Cloathing, and Contingent Expences of the Disembodied Militia in Great Britain, and of the Miners of Cornwall and Devon... 10pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1817. £16.00
Coubro and Scrutton, Ship Store and Steamship Furnishers CATALOGUE 297pp., 4to, cloth covered boards, titled on spine and front board. Includes all kinds of ship's equipment and fittings. Every item illustrated, with descriptions and prices on facing page. 1912. £125.00
¶ Includes steering wheels, ladders, lanterns, anchors, compasses, binacles, foghorns, engineers' tools, windlasses, as well as kitchen equipment, crockery, etc. The Works were at Tilbury and West India Docks, and Newport, Monmouthshire.
(Cruikshank, Isaac) HOW TO GAMMON THE DEEP ONES or the way to overturn a Coach acording to Act of P-l-m-t. Etching with hand colouring, size 9" x 16", mounted along the top edge on greyish paper. The words 'of Caracature' are in a much feinter print, and the words 'Deep Ones' in capitals has been etched less strongly than the capitals in 'Gammon.' The caricature shows a coach travelling at a great pace, 'Holyhead' on the side and on the door 'According to Act of Parliament', a signpost points to 'Turn Over Hill'. Only one passenger is inside, and all the others are crowded on the top, with the luggage, and in a basket behind the coach. The passengers and the riders on the horses are commenting in speech bubbles, including a Scotchman who says 'Hoot mon, I had rather Twanty Muckle Scotchmen were on the Tap...'. Initials 'I C' (Isaac Cruikshank?) amongst the grass at the bottom of the view. London Pub. Jan 1. 1791 by W.S. Fores No. 3 Piccadilly where may be seen the largest Collection of Caracatures in the Kingdom also the Head & hand of Count Struenza admit 1. £90.00
Devon and Cornwall AN ACT for abolishing the Court of the Vice-Warden of the Stannaries. 3pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1896. £20.00
¶ With Schedule of Enactments Repealed.
Duke of Wellington AN ACT for settling and securing a certain Annuity on Viscount Wellington and the Two next Persons to whom the Title of Viscount Wellington shall descend, in Consideration of his eminent Services. Pages numbered 105-107, disbound, top and rear leaves partly dusty with a few spots, lacks small portion of top corner, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1810. £15.00
English Forests and Commons AN ACT for preventing the Depasturing of Forests, Commons, and Open Fields, with Sheep or Lambs infected with the Scab or Mange, in that Part of Great Britain called England. Pages numbered 645-651, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1798. £12.00
Essex and Suffolk ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLVIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 36", linen-backed and folding into 8vo marbled wraps. Some small holes in linen where folds meet, some light browning in top margin and at some section edges. Electrotype 1865. £26.00
¶ Covers Ipswich, Colchester, Mersea Island.
Essex, Surrey, Sussex WILL of Sir Thomas Jenner, Knight, Serjeant at Law. 3p., small folio, plus codicil on verso. 3 tears completely across the 3 folds, repaired with document tape. 'Signed sealed and Published to be the last will and Testament of Sr. Thomas Jenner by him in the presence of us who....' then the rest of the line torn away and missing. 1703. £18.00
¶ Leaves the Swann Inn in 'Fryerning', his farm called Underhill in the Isle of Oxney, farms in Warbleton and Dallington, Sussex, lands in Ham and Kingston in Surrey, markets and fairs near Inglestone in Essex with the Market House, land in Petersham, and his Chamber in Serjeants Inn, Fleet St.
Exmoor Inclosure AN ACT for vesting in His Majesty certain Parts of the Forest of Exmoor, otherwise Exmore, in the Counties of Somerset and Devon; and for inclosing the said Forest. 35pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1815. £30.00
French grammar PRINCIPES DE GRAMMAIRE 3eme Cahier. Small 8vo notebook, plain wraps, 105 pages in a small very neat hand, setting out rules for passive verbs, reflexive verbs, subjunctive etc. All in French, with many examples. n.d. early 19th century. £12.00
Gall and Inglis THE 'RIPLEY ROAD' MAP By H.R.G. Inglis. London to Ripley, Guildford and Portsmouth. Strip map, folding into boards size 6" x 3«", orange printed label. c1910. £8.00
¶ With gradient profile.
Good Friday Observance AN ACT for the better Observance of Good Friday, in certain Cases therein mentioned. Pages numbered 349-350, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1800. £15.00
Gotch (Bernard) LINOCUT black and white, titled in pencil in margin 'Winter'. On thin paper, size 6" x 7", mounted along top margin on thin card. Letter 'G' in bottom corner. 1940's or earlier. £24.00
¶ Attractive view of a village street under snow, fields and trees on left.
Great Western Railway Company AN ACT for conferring further powers upon the Great Western Railway Company in connexion with their own and other undertakings;.... for vesting in the Great Western Railway Company the undertaking of the Faringdon Railway Company; for authorising and confirming agreements with other companies and with the Corporation of Chester.... 55pp. First page loose and chipped at edges, held with small staples. Act of Parliament. 1886. £12.00
Great Western Railway GENERAL STATEMENT of Receipts and Payments to 31st December 1849. Printed accounts, 2«p., folio, folded, with docket title. Feb. 1850. £34.00
¶ Lists receipts from Shares, payments for locomotive stock, land and compensation, new buildings at Paddington and Cheltenham, parliamentary expenses, engineering and surveying, etc. Also lists railways in course of construction, leased, abandoned or not in progress, and a table of Comparative Mileage travelled by Locomotive Engines for different years.
Hagelberg, Berlin Printers CHRISTMAS CARD die-cut card. Size approx. 4" x 5", single piece of card with blank back. Fully coloured, shows a kilted Scotsman leaning on his elbow, holding a bottle and glass, with the legend 'Many O' Them', and a verse about 'helping yourself' at Christmas, by 'J.G.F'. c1910. £7.00
Haileybury College, India AN ACT to enable the Commissioners for the Affairs of India to make Rules and Regulations for Haileybury College. Pages numbered 213-215, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1838. £12.00
Hampshire & Wiltshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LV.4/LXXVII.4, scale 25" to 1 mile, size 25" x 36". Edition of 1925. £14.00
¶ Shows Whiteparish, Melchet Park, Melchetcourt Farm, Landfordwood Farm.
Hertfordshire, Bedfordshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XVIII S.E. etc., composite map, scale 6" to 1 mile. Size linen-backed and folding into 8vo endpapers. Water features hand-coloured. Estate south of Biggleswade hand-coloured, presumably relative to sale. 1891. £25.00
House of Commons VOTES OF THE HOUSE OF COMMONS in the Sixth Session of the Fourth Parliament of The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Ireland Appointed to meet 22 June 1807; and from thence continued to 7 January 1812, in the Fifty-second Year of the Reign of His Majesty King George The Third. Nos. 1 - 135, 7th January 1812 - 30th July 1812. Un-bound as issued, title page, and half title 'Votes 1812'. Continuously paginated from p.5-p.1052. Paper crisp and clean, apart from 3 leaves which are dusty. No imprint, 1812. £80.00
¶ Gives proceedings in great detail, with all the bills and petitions presented, addresses to the Prince Regent, much on inclosure, canal and road-building, on the war etc., for example, from 27 April 'A Petition of several Inhabitants of the Town of Liverpool, was presented.... setting forth that the Petitioners have been credibly informed that the Right honourable George Rose did lately... compare the situation of the people of England and France to that of two men holding their heads in a vessel of water, and trying which can longest endure the pain of suffocation.... the above-mentioned comparison too aptly typifies the condition of the Petitioners, all whose means of livelihood are alarmingly curtailed by the events of the War, and many of whom are reduced to the extreme of want, it is by no means applicable to the Right honourable George Rose and others... who by the possession.... of sinecure places, are much at their ease in the midst of public calamity'.
Isle of Man AN ACT for the further Encouragement of the Trade and Manufactures of The Isle of Man.... and for the more effectual prevention of Smuggling to and from the said Island. Pages numbered 629-635, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1798. £14.00
Longitude AN ACT for continuing the Encouragement of Persons making Discoveries for finding Longitude at Sea; or other useful Discoveries and Improvements in Navigation, and for making Experiments relating thereto; and for discharging certain Debts incurred by the Commissioners of the Longitude in carrying the Acts relating thereto into Execution. 3pp, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1806. £24.00
Midlands THREE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Scale half an inch to one mile. Sheet 23 (Birmingham, Northampton), Sheet 14 (Lincoln and Grimsby), Sheet 22 (Worcester and Ludlow). With Layers. Green and buff Ellis Martin wraps with car and coat of arms. c1930. £12.00
Moreton & Co., Publisher LONDON BRIGHTON & SOUTH COAST RAILWAY Illustrated Tourist Guide. Price One Penny. Booklet, 48pp., 8vo., mauve front wrap detached and brittle at edges, lacks back wraps, loosely inserted in card folder. Map of the Steam Packet Lines and Connection with Continental lines. Many woodcut illustrations, including full-page. c1900. £12.00
¶ Chapters on the Isle of Wight, Paris, Eastbourne, Hastings, Brighton, etc.
Morwhellam Quay to Tamerton Bridge and Lifton to Launceston Canal AN ACT for making and maintaining a Navigation from Morwellham Quay, in the Parish of Tavistock in the County of Devon, to Tamerton Bridge, in the Parish of North Tamerton, in the County of Cornwall; and also a certain Collateral Cut from Powlson Bridge, in the Parish of Lifton, in the said County of Devon, to Richgrove Mill, in the Parish of Saint Stephen, near to the Borough of Launceston, in the County of Cornwall. Cover leaf + pages numbered 903-962, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1796. £50.00
¶ On the last leaf is a Schedule giving Properties, Owners, Occupiers etc., for the 'Tamar Manure Navigation', and 'Collateral Cut'.
PROPOSED CANAL FROM BRISTOL TO FOXHAM Old Sodbury and Chippenham DRAFT MANUSCRIPT RESOLUTION Proposed Canal from the City of Bristol to join the Wilts. & Berks. Canal at or near Foxham in Wilts. At a very numerous & respectable Meeting of the Landowners... at the Cross Hands Inn in Old Sodbury, Monday the 21st day of May 1810.... His Grace the Duke of Beaufort having... taken the Chair... and The Resolution of a Meeting holden.... at the Angel Inn in Chippenham.... having been read.... Resolved unanimously that the making a Canal... would be highly injurious to the owners... of lands thro' which the same is proposed to be carried...' Manuscript on 3p. sm. folio, folded with docket title and note 'N.B. The Origl. Resolutions taken from the Meeting by the Duke of Beaufort the Chairman'. In an untidy hand with amendments and crossings out (for example the paragraph being the resolution beginning 'That the promoters.... have not acted with... candour...' has been crossed through). There are six resolutions, involving the setting up of a Committee, that they will 'oppose and resist' the application, etc. A couple of small edge tears. 1810. £90.00
¶ On the Committee were Christopher Codrington, William Scrope, William Bullock, etc.
Ordnance Survey AN ACT to authorize and facilitate the Completion of a Survey of Great Britain, Berwick upon Tweed and the Isle of Man... 10pp.... together with... An Act to continue the Survey of Great Britain... 2pp. 1861. 1841 and 1861. £26.00
Ordnance Survey A DESCRIPTION OF ORDNANCE SURVEY SMALL SCALE MAPS 21pp., tall 8vo, plus 19 coloured plates. Buff and brown wraps with small coat of arms. Small inscription on front wrap. 1947. £15.00
Oxford and Lancashire RESETTLEMENT of the Kiddington Hall, (Woodstock), and other Estates, Capt. H. Gaskell and H.M. Gaskell. Manuscript on 49 large folio sheets, tied at corner. Includes 25 pages of schedules of the Kiddington Hall estate, and lands near Wigan and Leigh. 1905. £34.00
Pomfret family, of Hertford & Buckinghamshire. PEDIGREE of the family. In 18th century hand, showing 6 generations, starting with William Pomfret of Hertford, 1542. Single folio sheet, folded, 1" tear at fold c1780. £15.00
Pontnewynydd to Newport Canal AN ACT for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut or Canal from, or from some Place near Pontnewyndd, into the River Usk, at or near the Town of Newport, and a Collateral Cut or Canal from the same, at or near a Place called Cryndau Farm, to or near to Crumlin Bridge, all in the County of Monmouth; and for making and maintaining Rail Ways, or Stone Roads, from such Cuts or Canals, to several Iron Works and Mines, in the Counties of Monmouth and Brecknock. Cover leaf + pages numbered 2619-2757, 10pp Index and a folding Schedule of Houses, Gardens, and Orchards, to be taken down or cut through. With Names and Residence of Owners and Occupiers. 1792. £75.00
Railway Clearing House OFFICIAL RAILWAY MAP OF LANCASHIRE & CHESHIRE DISTRICTS Drawn and engraved by J. & W. Emslie. Colour-printed map, scale, size 45" x 28", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into morocco boards with gilt title, front board detached. Inset of Liverpool and Wrexham. Some slight darkening of paper at some section edges. Prepared and Published at the Railway Clearing House. 1909. £90.00
River Kennett AN ACT to make the River Kennett navigable from Reading to Newbury in the County of Berks. 13pp., plus cover leaf. Some ink underlining in text. 1852. £15.00
KING JAMES I'S REVENUES Royal revenues A BOOK CONTEYNING THE ESTATE OF THE REVENUE IN CHARDGE before the Seven Auditors of the Exchequer and Dutchy of Cornwall... together with... The KINGS REVENUE WITH THE SEVEN AUDITORS. Two calligraphic manuscript; books, each size 12«" x 8«", parchments wraps, titled in manuscript on the front wrap, remains of green silk ties. Small hole in vellum at edge of front wrap in one volume, paper very fresh and clean. 22 pages and 10 pages respectively of beautifully presented accounts, across double pages, with heavy black vertical lines with flourishes at top and bottom marking columns, Arabic and Roman numerals. In Latin, with some notes in the left hand margin in English, for example 'Respited towards payment of the Constable of the Castle of Dover'. Mentions in Kent the castles of Dover, Deal and Walmer, in Cumberland the Castle and Citadel of Carlisle, Portland in Dorset, St. Mawes and St. Mary's in Cornwall abd Scilly, the sea banks in Lincoln. Mentions receivers such as Francis Godolphin for Devon and Cornwall, John Pyme (later to lead the opposition to Charles I in the Long Parliament) for Southampton etc. The Duchy of Cornwall pages cover four double-page spreads, mentioning the Stannaries of Devon and Cornwall, The Castle of Launceston, Manors of Dunkeswell, Ottery St. Mary, Buckfast etc. 1612-1613. £700.00
¶ The Duchy accounts are probably included in the second volume because of the death of Henry, Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall on 6th November 1612. James I had been rebuked for spending his revenues lavishly on his Scottish entourage and on his favourites.
Salmon AN ACT for preventing the Destruction of the Breed of Salmon, and Fish of Salmon Kind, in the Rivers of England. Pages numbered 357-364, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1818. £14.00
Scientific and Medical Instruments CATALOGUE of auction sale of Scientific and Medical Instruments, Christies, April 14, 1988. 46pp., 4to, many illustrations in black and white and colour... together with similar catalogue for sale of June 29th, 1989. Printed list of prices realised at end, latter catalogue with some prices marked in ink. 1988-9. £14.00
¶ Includes anatomical figures, globes, telescopes.
Scientific Instruments CATALOGUE of Important Instruments of Science and Technology 1550 - 1950. Sotheby's London, 30th September 1997. 87pp., 4to, many illustrations, in colour and black and white. 1997. £12.00
¶ Includes microscopes, sun dials, Napier's Bones, quadrants, cameras.
Seditious Meetings AN ACT for the more effectually preventing Seditious Meetings and Assemblies. 10pp., sm. folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1795. £17.00
¶ Provided for strict control of meeting of more than twelve people.
Sidmouth and Lyme Regis ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Fifth Edition. Sheet No. 139. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Blue and black Ellis Martin Cover with hiker, cloth-backed. Slight crease in front wrap, slightly rubbed at corner. 1937. £8.00
Somerset and Devon ORDNANCE SURVEY Sheet XXI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to calf boards, with tuck-in flap, size 6" x 4". Hand-coloured in full wash colour, with borders in darker shading. Borders and all marginal information trimmed away, a piece of the map (middle right) comprising 6 sections has been neatly cut out, and is loosely inserted. c1845. £24.00
¶ Covers Crediton, Dulverton, Taunton, Ilminster.
Somerset and Dorset ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 130. 'Yeovil and Blandford' Popular Edition. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 19" x 27", plus margins. Printed in black and blue only. Small 'Record Map' stamp top right corner. n.d. 1930's. £10.00
Thames & Isis Navigation AN ACT for improving and completing the Navigation of the Rivers Thames and Isis from the City of London to the Town of Cricklade, in the County of Wiltshire. Black Letter. Cover leaf + 36pp, disbound, recent marbled boards and cloth spine. Act of Parliament. 1771. £38.00
Thomas (Angus), London, Printers CHRISTMAS CARD Single piece of card with wavy edges, 'Wishing You a Warm and Comfortable Christmas and A Lively Time Throughout the New Century. If our way don't forget to Pop In We've always A Spare Bed.' Size 3«" x 5". With cut-our of man sleeping in an uncomfortable bed, and a fold-over corner 'Oh Why did I Leave my little back room?'. c1900. £7.00
COMPLETE SET OF THE MAP COLLECTOR Tooley (ed) THE MAP COLLECTOR Issues 1-74, 1977-1996. Complete set of this important magazine, in very good condition. Includes Indices to Vols. 1-20, 21-30, 41-50 (with summarized index to the articles in Issues 1-50) only. 1977-1996. £540.00
Tyburn Ticket, Eligibility LETTER from T. Yates, Bromsberrow, to an unknown correspondent, informing him that he has sought the opinion of Mr. Pugh, Clerk of Assize, as to whether the recipient's son was eligible for 'the Certificate of Exemption commonly called a Tyburn Ticket'. On being told he was not 'I recall'd my directions to move the Court'. 1«p., small 8vo, 38 lines in a small hand. 1805. £22.00
¶ It appears the award of the Tyburn Ticket did not apply because the burglary had not been 'into the shop or warehouse but merely into the dwelling house'. The Tyburn Ticket was awarded under a Statute of William III for a person prosecuting successfully a felony. It exempted the bearer from certain duties and services, and was often sold.
United States of America LETTER signed 'CHV' from 172 State St., Albany, New York, June 29th, to a friend in Britain addressed as 'Dear Colonel'. 16p., 8vo, undated but paper water-marked 1900, describing his visit to New York, Albany, Boston, and Washington. Handwriting rather scrawly... together with a four-page letter in the same hand, also signed 'CHV', addressed from 'Applegarth, Maidencombe, Teignmouth, Nov. 30th' (1905), to 'My dear Young', about his recent serious illness. c1900. £24.00
¶ He stays at the Waldorf Astoria in New York, where he pays 3 dollars a day, and describes the menu as 'running to 150 different edibles... Americans seem to be very temperate as to wine etc... mostly taking iced water'. He is impressed by the 'electric hansoms'. At Washington he found the White House was about to be repaired, and feared he could not go inside, but 'my landlord came to my rescue getting me into the place, & even introducing me to the President Mr. Rooseveldt with whom I had the honour of shaking hands & exchanging a word. He is a very busy man & 20 or 30 people were waiting to see him at the time...'
Watches AN ACT to repeal the Duties on Gold and Silver Plate used in Watch Cases. Pages numbered 285-286, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1798. £15.00
Wiltshire & Gloucestershire. ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXIV. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 36", linen-backed. 5 old sellotape marks in margin. 'Index to the Tithe Survey' printed top margin. Cancelled red 'Boundary Section Record Copy' stamps in margin. O.S. Blindstamp 1881. £35.00
Wiltshire, Somerset, Devon, Ireland AN ACT for enlarging and extending the Powers given by 'Wyndham's Estate Act, 1854', of or over divers Freehold, Copyhold, and Leasehold Estates devised by or subject to the Limitations of the Will of the Right Honourable George Obrien Earl of Egremont deceased. 34pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1863. £15.00
Worcester, Birmingham TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Scale half-inch to one mile, with layers. Sheets 22 (Worcester and Ludlow), and 23 (Birmingham, Northampton). Linen-backed. Green and buff Ellis Martin covers with touring car. 1925 and 1932. £9.00
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