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  1. Jefferys (T) THE COUNTY OF BEDFORD Surveyed Anno MDCCLXV, and engraved by Thomas Jefferys, Geographer to His Majesty. Engraved map, scale 2 inches to 1 mile, published in eight sheets, which have been mounted on linen, rolled, overall size 72" x 42", plus margins. Main roads coloured in brown, hundreds outlined in shading of different colours. Plan of Bedford top right, size 11" x 11", scale 3in. = 440 yds. Decorative compass rose, scale bar, vignette bottom right showing a country road with a cart, two women talking to a man on horseback. Second Edition, Published by W. Faden, Geographer to His Majesty, and to his Royal Highness The Prince of Wales, Charing Cross Oct. 1st 1804. £800.00
    Shows buildings, turnpike, inclosed and open roads, numbers showing distances from Post House in Bedford, churches with small church in elevation, 'seats' shown with small house, windmills, woodland. Hachures indicate high ground, and under the Explanation Table, bottom right Jefferys explains 'the great Angles were taken by the Theodolite, and the Roads were measured by the Chain and Transcribed on the Plain Table in the Field'. The first edition was published c1765.

  2. Potton LAND SALE To be Sold by Auction in Seven Lots, by Thomas Hagger, at the Rose and Crown Inn, the 10th day of December, 1814, All Those Several Pieces of Garden Ground, called Byard's Green... 3pp., sm. folio, plus docket title. 1814. £45.00
    Lists the Lots with acreage and requirements as to fences. Purchase prices and buyers have been added neatly in MS.

  3. Reynolds (M) MAP OF THE TOWN OF BEDFORD From Actual Survey in the year 1841. To The Mayor, Aldermen and Burgesses of the Borough of Bedford This Map is by Permission Respectfully Dedicated by their much obliged most Obedient Servant M. Reynolds, Surveyor, Bedford. Lithographed map backed with linen, mounted on mahogany roller with turned finials, and mahogany stretcher with small brass rings for hanging at the top. The map has been varnished. Size 28" x 23", scale 1" = 200 feet, piano key border with coats of arms in the roundels at the corners of borders, decorative compass rose. Covers the Bedford Workhouse top right, and Russell Street, in the North, Ampthill Street in the South. Buildings shown, with garden plot, large gardens, parks etc. with layout of trees, hedges shown on surrounding fields, orchards, nursery plots, etc indicated. Streets and main buildings (churches, chapels, Gaol, Gas Works, Schools etc.) named. Some minor chipping of paper at some places at extreme edges, outside border. Lacks edging tape which once bound right and left edges. 1841. £240.00

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  4. Arrowsmith's 1d MAP OF BRISTOL to accompany Arrowsmiths 'How to See Bristol' by J.F. Nicholls. Folding plan size 10" x 12", folding into yellow decoratively-printed wraps, 6" x 4". On verso of map are 7 advertisements for local firms, including one for a dentist in St. Pauls illustrated with large illustration of dentures. c1880. £16.00

  5. Besley (William) OBLIGATION BOND to Thomas Neast of Bristol, Victualler for £120. In English and Latin, printed with manuscript inserts. 1p, sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf with docket title. Small wax seal. Signed by Besley and 2 witnesses. 1729. £24.00

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

  7. Bristol Missionaries PHOTOGRAPH titled in plate 'Bristol Missionary Exhibition, 1906.' Size 5" x 8". Shows an elaborate stand with the banner 'China', with Chinese costume displayed on two dummies, statues of Buddha, scrolls etc. 1906. £5.00

  8. Circus Enis Togni POSTER advertising First Ever Tour of Britain by Italy's Greatest Circus. Durdham Down. Size 19" x 12", trace of two central folds. Shows clown, escapologist 'Alan Alan' dangling above lions c1970. £18.00

  9. Clifton, Redland PHOTOGRAPHS on a card album leaf. Thick card with four views on one side, two on the other, size of views approx. 4" x 6". Includes fine view of the King's Arms on Blackboy Hill, with people leaning on the railings outside, carts; 2 views of the 'Tobacco, Snuff & Cigar Warehouse' in Mary-le-Port Street (one rather faded), large houses in Lower Redland Road. Card chipped at bottom, not affecting prints. 1890-1900. £18.00

  10. Corporation of Bristol EARLY BRISTOL NEWSPAPERS a detailed catalogue of Bristol newspapers up to the year 1800 in the Bristol Reference Library. 32pp., 8vo., stiff illustrated wraps. 1970's. £6.00

  11. Doctor Owen's Lands COPY OF A LEASE of 1808 granted by Sir John Durbin, Edward Brice, Levi Ames and others, Aldermen and Councillors of the City of Bristol of the rents of Doctor Owen's Lands, for the maintenance of certain Poor People within the City. Together with notes of some subsequent deeds. 4p., 4to, over half the document is written in shorthand. Paper watermarked 1820. £18.00

  12. Midland, Western and Metropolitan Canal Carrying Co. PROSPECTUS First Issue of Six Per Cent Preference £5 Shares.... 4pp., folio, printed in red and black, with loosely inserted coloured plan of Bristol and of Company's Warehouses on the Floating Harbour. Also inserted is Report by F.R. Conder on the properties to be acquired by the Company, 8pp., 4to, and forms for application for shares. 1882. £24.00

  13. Wills (W.D. & H.O) PRICE LIST September 1939. 8vo. 40pp. Illustration inside back wrap, aerial view of factory on back wrap. Lists prices for different types of tobacco, cigarettes, snuff, cigars. Wraps rubbed. String in top left corner for hanging up. 1939. £35.00
    Includes 'Brown Cut Cavendish', 'Brown Pigtail', 'Passing Clouds', 'Castella Panatellas' etc.

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

  15. White Cross Green Wood CATALOGUE OF 51 PLATS OF CAPITAL UNDERWOOD Standing in White Cross Green Wood and in Gardiner's Coppice, Bucks, Adjoining the Road leading from Oxford to Brill, and about 6 Miles from Oxford, The Property of Lady Croke, Which Will Be Sold by Auction, by Messrs. T. Mallam & Son, on Thursday, December 8, 1853, At Mr J. Burrows's the Sign of the Kings Arms Studley.... Poster, size 13" x 8", slightly off-set. Printed by H. Cooke and Co., Oxford, 1853. £24.00
    'The young Heirs of Oak must be left uncut and not damaged...'

  16. Wootton ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS of the Freehold Residential Estate known as Wootton House near Bedford, comprising a William and Mary Country House of rare architectural merit with a quantity of oak and pine panelling... together with stabling... two cottages... lakes... park.... woodland... which is offered by Messrs. Winkworth & Co., For Sale by Private Treaty. 13pp., large quarto, stiff printed wraps, 6 tipped in photographic views. no date, circa 1930? £26.00
    The estate belonged to William Ormsby Gore, M.P.

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  17. Guilden Sutton, near Chester PARTICULAR OF FREEHOLD ESTATE, Situate at Guilden Sutton, about Two Miles from Chester, advertised To be Sold by Auction, at the Albion Hotel, in Chester, On Monday, the 25th Day of October, 1824.... A Good Spacious Farm House, with Spacious Outbuildings.... Poster, size 17" x 11". Carnes, Printer, Northwich, 1824. £24.00
    In fine crisp condition.

  18. Hospital of St. Cross ENGRAVING View showing buildings on three sides of a central green with figures. Copper engraving size 8" x 10", plus margins. Etched by S. Middiman. Published by W. Byrne & T. Hearne, 1780. £15.00

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

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  20. Bodmin area ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXX. Covers the area from Boscastle to Luxulyan. Printed surface 24" x 37", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo marbled wraps. There are three tears to the linen along folds, of 11", 6" and 8" from the edge, although the paper is unaffected. Watermark 1846. £12.00
    Cheap working copy.

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

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

  23. Cornish Chamber of Mines SILICOSIS COMPENSATION SCHEME cyclostyled copy of a letter from the Home Office to the Chamber responding to their representation to limit the scheme. 2p, sm. folio. 11th Dec. 1928. £10.00
    'The Secretary of State is not quite sure what your Chamber means by the handling of dry material. He is advised that the process of breaking or crushing of the ore containing rock or any handling or moving incidental thereto give rise to dust.'

  24. Cornish elections SONNET TO THE ENSUING ELECTION for the County of Cornwall, by a Freeman. Written in pencil in 36 rhyming lines, on two pages, 4to, folded and addessed on verso to E.W.W. Pendarves, Five Lanes. Small papered seal. Signed Rd. Hill, 13th Feb. 1825. Mocks the Tories, and calls upon Cornishmen to support Pendarves. 1825. £38.00
    'A freeman is here/No vote at election/Yet wishes reflection/And closer inspection/To make a selection/For Knight of the Shire'...

  25. Election THE THATCHED-HOUSE ALLIANCE, A New Song to An Old Tune. Election broadside, printed on one side of sheet 14" x 5", seven verses plus refrain, with detailed explanatory notes at the bottom. E. Heard, Printer, Truro. £38.00
    'The Thatch'd-House alliance would drive us like Flocks/But we'll stand fast and firm as our own native Rocks... Though the Sons of corruption may bully and storm/Here's success to Pendarves, the friend of Reform'. The song urges support for Pendarves, the Reform Candidate, and deplores the machinations of the anti-reform group who meet at the Thatch'd House in London, citing how Sir R. Vyvyan had voted away six thousand pounds of public money to the Prince of Cumberland, a child of six, and how he had come to Helston to canvass at midnight.

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

  27. Helston TO THE FREEHOLDERS OF CORNWALL Helston March 6th 1826. Broadside by 'A Cornish Freeholder' attacking the conduct of Sir Richard Vyvyan, 'the youthful Earl', claiming he abandoned the Helston Electors 'and in open contempt of his asserted regard for the interest of Mr. Tremayne, commences a renewed canvass for the County, by a system of treating to which the other candidates would consider it disgraceful to resort...' 72 lines. Size 16" x 9". Folds. E. Heard, Printer Truro. 1826. £36.00

  28. Lanlivery and Lostwithiel PLAN OF THE PELYN ESTATE in the Parishes of Lanlivery and Lostwithiel. For sale by Auction June 23rd 1925. Colour plan only from auction sale particular. Size 37" x 30", scale 14" to a mile. Shows 16 Lots. 1925. £7.00

  29. 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. £15.00

  30. Ludgvan SKETCH PLAN showing buildings and fields between Church Town Lands and Ludgvan Leaze. On thin paper, size 10" x 15", folds. Blocks of fields shaded in blue or pink to show ownership by Canon Rogers or Rev. Graham, now Canon Rogers. Shows roads, fields boundaries, name of field, acreage. At top left is note 'Deed of Exchange dated February 8th 1843'. 1843. £18.00

  31. Mining REPORTS ON MINING III EXCURSIONS 1908 by Albert Smith, School of Mines, Camborne. Manuscript reports in a 4to notebook as follows: Marriots Shaft Wheal Bassett (17p), Levant Mine (19p), Wheal Alfred (25p), East Pool Dressing Floors (8p), Wheal Vor (13p), Dolcoath Dressing Floor (7p), Botallack Mine (7p). Very neatly set out with a wealth of technical detail. Pasted in to illustrate the text are 18 actual photographs, size approx. 3" x 4", showing gear in detail e.g. "Picking Table" "Stamps" "Headgear" "Jigs" "Arrangements for varying stroke" (Wheal Alfred), "General view", "Boilers", "Stamps" (Levant Mine), as well as 22 sketches in ink and watercolour (plans, sections, technical diagrams, maps). Bound in half calf, plain cloth boards, marbled endpapers. Inner hinge professionally re-inforced with cloth. 1908. £145.00
    Very thorough descriptions, including position and communication, Labour, geology, Shafts and Underground, Power & Machinery.

  32. Newquay War Memorial UNVEILING CEREMONY by H.R.H The Prince of Wales, Duke of Cornwall. Tuesday May 24th 1921. 3p., 8vo, plus title on first page. List of names on the cross on last page. 1921. £8.00

  33. Ordnance Survey SET OF SEVEN MAPS Scale 1" to 1 mile, covering all of Cornwall and part of Devon. All sheets dissected and mounted on linen, folding into pale grey endpapers, 8vo. Some of the places covered written in ink on the endpapers. Comprises: Sheet XXXII. Lizard. Size 8" x 16". Borders at bottom and left stuck on; Sheet XXXIII. Penzance. Size 21" x 24". Borders at top and bottom are pasted on; Sheet XXX. Lostwithiel, Newquay. Size 24" x 31"; Sheet XXXI. Fowey, Redruth, Truro. Size 25" x 36"; Sheet XXXIV. Looe, Plymouth, Prawle Point. Size 16" x 36". Bottom border is pasted on. Paper slightly cockled mainly in sea area, linen on verso grubby; Sheet XXXV. Liskeard, Launceston. Size 24" x 36". Some slight discoloration of linen on verso; Sheet XXVI. Stratton, South Molton, Holdsworthy. Size 24" x 36"; Sheet XXIX. Bude. Size 24" x 10". Left border is pasted on; Sheet XXV. Stratton, Holdsworthy. Size 24" x 36". J. Whatman watermarks, 1850's. £260.00

  34. Prince Royal Mine TWO PLANS Prince Royal Mine. Two drawings on cartridge paper, size 21" x 30", both headed 'Prince Royal Mine', scale 1:300, one showing simple Plan, with Watson's shaft etc., the other Longitudinal Section and Cross Section. Both have compass rose. In pen and pink and green wash. L. Buckney, May 1932. £22.00
    Presumably prepared by a student. A teacher has marked a slightly misaligned labelling with a pencil note.

  35. Saint Keverne APPORTIONMENT OF THE RENT CHARGE IN LIEU OF TITHES in the Parish of Saint Keverne in the County of Cornwall. 59pp., large folio, lacks wraps. Printed in columns with Landowners, Occupiers, no. on Plan, Description, State of Cultivation, quantity, Amount of Rent Charge. Pages dog-eared and dusty at corners, 3" tear in top margin throughout the volume. W. Penaluna, Printer, Helston, 1843. £50.00

  36. Sandys (Rev. W., St. Minver) LEASES OF HOUSES on Anthony's Estate. Manuscript in Sandys small hand, on 4p., small folio, listing details of 6 numbered leases, 1757 - 1777. Includes 'Philip's House', house in Church Town, St. Minver. Gives details of occupier, lives, heriot, adjoining properties, conditions such as 'liberty to keep 1 pig' etc... together with... 'Stones Drawn from the Lands of the Revd. Mr. Wm. Sandys. 1790'. 1p., 8vo., lists date, no. of loads, where carried, e.g. 'to Trevanger Lane. Lists 12 journeys... together with... Revd. Wm. Sandys in account with Thomas Kevill. 1776. 2p., 4to. Lists credits and debits, e.g. 'Jan 8th Pd Capt. Vivian your 1/48 part of £325.16.2d Cost in Wheal Gons from 14 June... 1775.', 'Recd. for... Tithes in Illogan...' ... together with... Receipt, 1803, signed Willm. Norway for £500 laid out 'in erecting a Quay & Warehouse at Cant'... together with... Letter from his bankers in London, 1811. saying they have purchased '3/100 Exchequer Bills' for him. With note at the bottom about his dividend on his Grand Junction Canal Stock. 1p., 4to... together with... slip of paper 5" x 4", with recipe for 'Mackrell a la Maitre d'Hotel'. 10 lines. Describes a paste of butter and various herbs 'rub this into the Mackrell, & lay it in a dish before the fire, till quite drest'. 6 items. 1770's - 1811. £50.00

  37. St. Erme AN ESTIMATE OF THE YEARLY VALUE of Tregoniney in the Parish of St. Erm taken October 1813 by Francis Retallack. Manuscript schedule on 1p., 4to, listing names of 22 fields with no. of acres and value per acre. On adjoining leaf is an accompanying letter from Francis Retallack to Charles Rashleigh at Duporth, thanking him for keeping the 'Boatsmans place' for young Mr. Vincent. Address panel with large '4' on verso... together with... LETTER from R.D. Michell to C. Rashleigh, 19th March 1814, saying he thinks Retallack has been erroneous in his calculation of the value and he would abide by the value of Mr. Whitley of Tregony. 1813. £16.00

  38. Valentine (J) ALBUM containing 24 views of Penzance area, each size 6" x 8", titled in white in plate, in album with cloth covered boards, thick card window mounts. c1910. £25.00
    Views include: Longships Light, St. Buryan Church, Trereiffe Avenue in Penzance, Mousehole, The Square St. Just, Pendeen Lighthouse.

  39. West Cornwall AN ACT for enabling the West Cornwall Railway Company to create Debenture Stock.... and for other purposes. 6pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1861. £10.00


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

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

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

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

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  44. Barnstaple, Ilfracombe, Ashcombe Hill ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size approx. 24" x 36". 1890. £25.00
    Much of the map is sea area.

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

  46. Chittlehampton MORTGAGE of messuage called Hawkeridge, with Hawkeridge Wood and other lands, in Chittlehampton, with various other cottages, etc. in Goodleigh and Swymbridge, Malett Hals to Charles Davie and Robert Furledon. Vellum, size 20" x 29", hole in vellum with loss of about four words, another small hole with loss of half a word. Wax seal. 1731. £28.00
    The original mortgage was by Baldwin Hals and John Honycombe.

  47. Clovelly PROBATE of the will of Thomas Hockridge of Eastacott in Clovelly, farmer. Manuscript on vellum, size 12" x 19". Together with an extracted copy of the will, 2p., small folio... together with... form for probate, 4p., folio, with list of debts due in Schedule on last page, listing sums due to 30 tradesmen etc. in Clovelly and Wolsery. 1882. £18.00

  48. Dartmoor ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXV. Dissected and mounted on linen, size 24" x 36", folding to large 8vo, edges bound with silk tape. Lightish brown spots in about four small areas. Two small lines of pin pricks which were presumably used to trace something. c1823. £38.00
    Corresponds to Margary State 4.

  49. East Stonehouse Chapel AN ACT for rebuilding the Chapel of East Stonehouse.... Black Letter. 9pp, small folio, plus cover leaf, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1787. £16.00

  50. Exeter Railway AN ACT to empower the South Devon Railway Company to make a Branch Railway at Exeter.... 18pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1865. £15.00

  51. Glanville (Sir John) SIGNATURE of John Glanville on a court record of 9 lines relating to payments by Robert Lewcombe of Bridestow. Vellum size 15" x 12", entry in Latin, with 'Devon' top left, clipped from a larger document, pasted to 4to album leaf with name and 'Serjeant at Law' written underneath. 1597. £20.00
    Sir John Glanville was born at Tavistock. He made a considerable fortune as a lawyer, and built a large house at Kilworthy. He was M.P. for Launceston, and later Tavistock.

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

  53. Hele family SIGNATURE of John Hele on a vellum document relating to a court payment by William Pottell of Holberton, Shoemaker. 8 lines in Latin on vellum size 3" x 7", slightly trimmed on left edge, pasted to thin paper 4to album leaf 'John Hele, Serjeant at Law' writtten underneath. Also signed by Thomas Hele and William Fortescue. 1597... together with... similar document signed by Elizeus Hele, relating to Edward Smale of Hemiock, husbandman. 1619. 2 items. 1597-1619. £34.00
    Sir John Hele (1541-1608) was M.P. for Exeter. He acted as King's Serjeant at the trial of Sir Walter Raleigh. Elizeus Hele (1560 - 1635) was a lawyer, who gave money from his estates to found schools in Devon.

  54. Kilkhampton ABSTRACT OF TITLE of Messrs Jones and Lord to a tenement and farm called Thurdon Jenns on sale to Thomas Andrew. 6p., folio, folded with docket title. Loosely inserted is a small printed handbill advertising the auction sale of the property at Bideford, two repaired tears. 1883. £12.00

  55. Langtree A SCHEDULE OF DEEDS delivered to Thomas Lock of Instow on his advancing 700£ to John Nancekivell of Bideford on mortgage of part of Bearhouse... 3p., small folio. Brief summaries of deeds from 1737 - 1851. Folded with docket title. 1851. £8.00

  56. Langtree and Great Torrington PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Freehold Estate in the Parish of Langtree known as Whithecott Farm, and 5 Freehold Cottages and a Freehold Garden in Great Torrington... which will be offered for sale by Public Auction... 16th July next.... 6pp., folio, folded with docket title, large folding coloured plan. A few foxing spots on docket title. 1898. £32.00
    Includes Withecott Farm House, cottages in Castle Street, and various named closes of land.

  57. Little Torrington Manor LEASE of Lower Withecott in Langtree for 99 years, Christiana Maria Stevens of Cross, Little Torrington, to John Smale, yeoman, of Frithelstock. Vellum, size 19" x 24", signed by Smale with small wax seal. Memorandum on verso stating that Smale has the right to decide whether to rebuild the malthouse or not, should it fall down... together with.... Counterpart of Alexander Sadler's lease of Mowhay in Frithelstock from Christiana Maria Stevens, 1754, vellum spotty and ink rubbed. 2 items. 1760. £24.00
    Smale and Pedler were to do service at the courts of the Manor.

  58. Lundy Island ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXVIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size approx. 25" x 37". Dissected and mounted on linen, folding to large 8vo., edges bounds with blue silk tape. Some light brownish damp spots throughout. With J. Edmonds Wycombe watermark, 'Not Bleached', and a date which is not clear but is probably 1823. 1820's. £65.00
    A scarce sheet. Corresponds to Margary State 3, although there is a price of 'Five shillings' top left.

  59. Manaton and Widdicombe LITHOGRAPHED PLAN of Two Freehold Estates Hedge Barton and Iseford. Plan size 18" xs 23", folded. Reference Table with key to 128 fields, woods. Prepared for an auction. Some light brown stains down centre of map. Spreat, Lith., Exeter. c £6.00

  60. Morice (Sir William) SIGNATURE of William Morice and a piece clipped from a legal document. 9 lines, in English, on vellum, size 2" x 6", pasted to thin paper album leaf. The left side of the document has been clipped so some words are lost, but it appears to relate to a debt of £20 of a tanner from Holsworthy, and refers to the Protector. 1657. £16.00
    Sir William Morice (1628 - 1690) was High Sheriff of Devon, and a member of the first Protectorate Parliament.

  61. Musbury PARTICULARS OF LANDS IN MUSBURY in Mortgage to the Revd. Benjamin Weaver and Samuel Domett. Manuscript, 1p, folio, giving list mainly of Drakes' estate with list of fields etc., with acreages. Paper watermarked 1857. £8.00

  62. Plymouth Dock AN ACT to enable certain Persons, during the Minority of Sir John Saint Aubyn Baronet, to renew and grant Leases of Lands, and to sell other Lands, all at Plymouth Dock, in the County of Devon, for the Use of His Majesty, His Heirs and Successors.... 16pp, small folio, disbound, plus cover leaf. 1774. £14.00
    Lists the lands concerned, for example 'that Field called Woodend Field... adjoining... Point Field, situate at Keyham Point...'

  63. Plymouth Election AN ACT to give further Time to John Macbride Esquire, and his Sureties, for entering into their Recognizances, in respect of his Petition presented to the House of Commons, complaining of an undue Election and Return for the Borough of Plymouth.... 2pp, small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1790. £9.00


  64. Plymouth, Kingsbridge ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXIV. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 25" x 37". Strong impression on thick paper. Border at left and at bottom only. Vertical central fold. Small triangular piece about 1" on each side torn from top margin above central fold, a few repaired tears in top margin. A few small light creases at central fold. Pub. 11th Octr. 1809 by Lt. Col. Mudge at the Tower. £70.00
    Shows area from Looe to Prawle Point, as far inland as Diptford, Eddystone Lighthouse. Corresponds to Margary State 1.

  65. Spreat (W) AWLISCOMBE CHURCH AND AYLESBEARE CHURCH Two views on one sheet. Lithotint from Nature by W. Spreat. C. Hulmandel's Patent. Size of each view 4" x 6", plus margins. c1842. £18.00

  66. Spreat (W) STOKE GABRIEL CHURCH. Lithotint from Nature by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8", on India paper, large margins. C. Hulmandel's Patent. c1842. £20.00
    An attractive view showing the river in the foreground, two rowing boats, a man standing holding paddles, an empty boat on the shore and a sailing boat further along the river.

  67. Tiverton PHOTOGRAPH of F.A. Payne J.P. Mayor of Tiverton. Photographed by Maull & Fox, Piccadilly, London. Photograph size 6" x 4", pasted to card mount, with name of photographer printed, name of Mayor written in pencil. Shows the Mayor, with a white beard, wearing fur-trimmed robe, and chain. c1895. £8.00

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

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  69. National Farmers' Union, Dorset County Branch CALENDAR BLOTTER FOR 1932-3. 4to, stiff green covers with photo of County Chairman, 7pp of local adverts, plus calendar, and information on branches etc. 1923. £7.00

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

  71. Stallbridge AN ACT to enable the Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues, to contract for the Purchase and Surrender of Crown Leases and to sell His Majesty's Interest in the Thornhill Estate, in the Parish of Stallbridge.... 11pp, sm. folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1815. £12.00

  72. Stourpaine LEASE FOR A YEAR of messuage at France in Stourpaine, George Long to John Parker, Surgeon, of Blandford. Vellum, 12" x 24", very small wax seal. 1727. £20.00

  73. Thorncombe POSTER advertising auction sale at the Golden Lion Inn, 15th September, 1852, of two cottages and premises, at Hewood Green in Thorncombe, late the property of William Hawker, deceased. Printed in large type faces, size 18" x 12", folds. Wills, Printer, The Axe Fishing Tackle & Gun Warehouse, Axminster. 1852. £24.00

  74. Wambrook ABSTRACT OF THE TITLE of the Misses Palmer and Trustees to a messuage and farm called Bewley Down in Wambrook. 27p. folio, held at corner with tape. 1857. £15.00
    Lists deeds from 1814 to 1849.

  75. Weymouth and Melcombe Regis Pier AN ACT to alter, amend, and enlarge the Powers and Provisions of "The Weymouth and Melcombe Regis Markets and Pier Act, 1854." 6pp, sm. folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1859. £9.00

  76. Wool Bridge to Dorchester Road AN ACT for repairing the Road from Wool Bridge to the Borough of Dorchester.... 6pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1830. £12.00

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  77. Kellow and Branspeth EXEMPLIFICATION OF A RECOVERY Thomas Wharton Doctor in Physic against Richard Scruton, given before Sir George Nares Knight of Durham. Refers to a moiety of the Manor of Hurworth otherwise Hurworth on the Moor, and Ten Messuages, Ten Cottages, Ten Orchards, One thousand acres of pasture, one thousand acres of Meadow, one hundred acres of wood, one hundred acres of moor and Common of Pasture for Cattle. Vellum, 25" x 32", large papered wax seal on tag. Vellum slightly browned, dust-stained on verso. 1786. £75.00

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

  79. Bocking WILL of Richard Reeve of Bocking, Gentleman. 5p, large folio, folded. Neatly written throughout. Refers to his messuages called Boones, Fletchers, Chiswicks and Harveys, in Bocking and Gosfield. Will of 1754, copy c1805. £14.00

  80. Bocking, Stisted ABSTRACT OF THE TITLE of William Hugh Rankin to a Freehold... Estate situate and lying in Bocking, Stisted in the County of Essex. Manuscript neatly written on 50 pages folio, tied at corner with tape, folded. Details title from 1723 (reciting indenture of 1692 between the Archbishop of York and Darcy Dawes), to 1834. Includes Mansion House called Geat Lyons, Crabtree Broom Farm, lands and messuages in Bocking and Stisted, cottages near Lyons, Rawlins Lyons, Lyons Hall Farm, Harveys Farm, many named fields with acreages. .. together with... ABSTRACT OF TITLE of Osgood Hanbury to Property situate in the Parishes of Stistead and Halstead in the County of Essex. 1852. 27 pages folio, folded. Details title from 1792 to 1853. Refers to Lucas Garden, Sheep Coat Spring Wood, Ashwood Spring Wood, Lucas Reeden and other lands... together with... ABSTRACT OF MR JEGON'S TITLE to a Mannor or Reputed Mannor and Estate called Kentish in Stisted and Bocking... in Mortgage to Robert Bridge... 40p., small folio. n.d. c1780. Some brownish staining at bottom of last few leaves. Details title from 1497 to 1756, referring in the 1552 Indenture to the fact the estate was 'parcel of the late Disolved Chantry of Buors St. Mary... together with... AN ABSTRACT OF AN ESTATE belonging to Daniel Wood of Stisted yeoman... Refers to Trewloves Croft. 2p., small folio. Details title from 1624 to 1751. n.d. late 18th century. 2p, sm. folio... together with... ABSTRACT of the Title of Joseph Bicknore to several messuages and tenements in Stisted... 1824. Title from 1787 - 1823. 7p., folio... together with... DECLARATION of Osgood Hanbury as to a piece of land called Burnt Yards, 2p., folio, 1853. 7 items. c1780-1853. £140.00

  81. Chelmsford AN ACT for rebuilding the Common Gaol of the County of Essex. 9pp, disbound, plus cover leaf. 1770. £10.00

  82. Halstead PROBATE of the Will of John Greenwood of Halstead, Gentleman. Probate copy of the will on 5p., large folio. Leaves his farm called Jerminghams to Joseph Yeldham, to his servant and gardener cottages in Gatehouse Yard, numerous large sums to cousins, etc. 1831. £15.00

  83. Pattiswick Hall DEED OF INDEMNITY relative to a rent charge or annuity on lands in the farm and Manor of Pattiswick Hall, Osgood Hanbury and Charles S. Onley. 3p., folio, signed with small papered seals. 1825. £12.00

  84. Pattiswick OFFICE COPY WILL of James Brown the Elder of Pattiswick, farmer. Extracted copy, 2p., folio. Gives lists of property in Pattiswick and Sisted, including Boches Croft, a former tan house, malting offices, land called Brickleys, etc. Will of 1814, paper watermarked 1869. £14.00

  85. Rivenhall (Manor Court) SURRENDER by Daniel Chaplin, farmer and miller, of a tenement of 60 acres called Withies. 3p., folio. Signed by Steward and Chaplin... together with... DECLARATION by William Brown of Rivenhall, Gardener, that he is acquainted with the farm called Withies, and it consists of the following fields... (names 16 fields). Signed with his mark. 1p., folio. 1829... together with... RELEASE of two legacies... charged on Withies farm... 1823. 3p., folio. 3 items. 1823-9. £20.00

  86. Stisted ACCOUNTS FOR MILLS FARM, STISTED 1837-1841. Two 4to notebooks, marbled wraps, 12p of entries in one, 4p in the other, many blanks. Records wheat, barley, oats sold, with names of purchasers, corn sent to Mill, to 'The Hall' etc. Together with 7 loose sheets of accounts, some dealing with sale at the farm, 4to and small folio. 1837-41. £36.00
    The farm appears to have been sold to Onley S. Onley by the heirs of Mr. May.

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  87. Avening AUCTION SALE CATALOGUE Avening Court, near Tetbury. The Magnificent Contents of the House. 76pp., 4to, glossy wraps. Photographs. 1972... together with... Catalogue of the Furniture and Effects of Ampney Park, Cirencester, to be sold by Auction October 27th... 1959. 58pp., 8vo. Photographs. Most lots with prices realised in pencil... together with... Antique Furniture & Effects. Hawkesbury Stoke, Hawkesbury Upton, Badminton. For Sale by Auction... 1966. 30pp., 8vo. Three items. 1959-66. £18.00

  88. Forest of Dean Leases AN ACT to empower the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues to confirm the Titles to and to grant Leases of Encroachments in the Forest of Dean in the County of Gloucester. Pages numbered 313-322, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. £12.00

  89. Gloucester & Berkeley Canal Co. AN ACT for authorizing the Company of Proprietors of the Gloucester and Berkeley Canal Navigation to vary the Line of a certain Part of the said Canal, so as to render the Execution thereof more easy.... 14pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. plus cover leaf. Tear in cover leaf. 1797. £18.00
    Refers also to the Stroudwater Canal.

  90. Gloucester and Stonehouse Junction Railway AN ACT to extend the Time for the Purchase of certain Lands and Completion of Works authorized by the "Midland Railway, Ripley Branches, Act, 1848," and on the Gloucester and Stonehouse Junction Railway. 7pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1851. £11.00

  91. Gloucester Shire Hall and Courts AN ACT for erecting a Shire Hall and Courts for the Administration of Justice, and other Buildings for Public Purposes, for the County of Gloucester 40pp., disbound, Act of Parliament. 1814. £17.00
    With 1p. Schedule giving occupiers etc.

  92. Great Washbourne CORRESPONDENCE between Robert Rance and his agent regarding the letting of a farm of 450 acres near Beckford in the parish of Great Washbourne. 6 letters from Robert Prance at Hampstead, 1864-70, with 8 letters from his agent, prospective tenant etc., and letter to Editor of Gloucester Journal with the text of the advert for letting. 1864-70. £10.00
    Robert Rance was Lord of the Manor.

  93. Hicks Beach (Sir Michael) LETTER signed 'W. Hicks Beach' to Messrs Martin and Leslie, Feb. 14th 1883. 5 lines, on 8vo notepaper with insignia of the Carlton Club. Says he has no objection to their putting his name on the back of the two bills they sent him. The letter has been pasted on to thicker paper. 1883. £12.00
    hicks Beach was Chief Secretary for Ireland.

  94. Holmes (M), del. HENBURY CHURCH to Edward Sampson Esq. of Henbury Gloucestershire, this Plate is most respectfully dedicated by The Publisher... Lithograph by Day & Haghe, on thick paper, a view across the churchyard, three figures on path. Size 8" x 11", plus margins. Later hand colouring... together with... HENBURY CHURCH NEAR BRISTOL Pubd. by T. Bedford, High Street. Lithograph of the church and churchyard the same elevation as the previous view but from a different angle, five figures on the path, size 8" x 10" (including title). Margin trimmed away. Later handcolouring. 2 items. c1840. £35.00
    The headstone of 'Scipio Africanus' is in the foreground of the first view.

  95. Longford LEASE FOR A YEAR of a cottage in the hamlet of Longford together with two newly-erected cottages now in the occupation of John Cam and Charles Wells, James Nicholls, Tailor, to Thomas Aubrey, yeoman. Vellum, 18" x 25". Wax seal. 1838. £12.00

  96. Saint Johns Bridge AN ACT for enlarging the Term and Powers of Acts, for repairing the Road from Fyfield, in the County of Berks, to Saint Johns Bridge in the County of Gloucester. 16pp, disbound. 1812. £10.00


  97. Wickwar CONVEYANCE by Appointment and Release of Lands at Wickwar, Arthur Hockley of Wickwar, William Jones, Labourer, master, and Thomas Watts, Labourer and others, Stewards of a Society of Tradesmen formerly meeting at the Kings Arms in Wickwar and now meeting at the house of John Chandler known as the New Inn, Revd. Thomas Jones and others to Joseph Plaister, shopkeeper, of Wickwar. 3 vellum sheets, some browning and rubbing, outside dusty, signed by 48 parties, with small wax seals, on the last sheet, some with their marks, and again on the back of one sheet, without seals, acknowledging receipt of £250 paid by Plaister. 1819. £38.00
    The names of the parties are given in the body of the deed, all with occupations, including farrier, pargeter, woolstribbler, woolcomber, mason. The majority are listed as labourers. Parishes they come from include Tortworth, Yate, Hawkesbury, Cromhall.

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    Hampshire and Isle of Wight

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

  99. 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

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

  101. Stoke LEASE FOR THE YEAR of a close of land called the Parsonage Purrock in Stoke, William Peachy of Gosport to Revd. Francis Clifton. Vellum, size 13" x 18", wax seal. 1791. £20.00

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  102. Hertfordshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XX N.E and adjoining sheets. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 25" x 37", linen-backed and folding into sm. 4to cloth endpapers. Contours in red. 1925. £24.00
    Covers Knebworth, The Hoo, Codicote.

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

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

  105. Conyer Brick Works ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Composite map, scale 25" to 1 mile, Sheet XXI.16 and sheets to south and west. Size 78" x 80", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into cloth endpapers size 15" x 10", printed label of 'Eastwoods Ltd. Conyer'. One section top right has come loose as linen torn along its edges. Various areas around brickworks shaded in different colours. Key bottom right with four colours showing Company Freehold, Dixon's Land, C.P. French's Land, Maxted's Land, public and private roads, cable and pipe lines. Covers Teynham, Barrow Green, Upper Newlands, Fowley Island and Oyster Beds, Watling Street. Linen slightly brittle at folds in places. 1908. £70.00
    Eastwoods Ltd. had large brickfields in Halstrow and Conyer. Founded in the early nineteenth century, they owned extensive wharves and depots, river barges. They were absorbed into the Redlands Group in the 1960's.

  106. Cranbrook BOND of John Tilden of Cranbrook to George Baker. 1p., folio, 31 lines, in English and Latin. Small wax seal, signed Tilden and two witnesses (including 'Mantle Boughton'). 1729. £26.00
    Relates to a house in Hawkhurst.

  107. Erith & Wrotham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Very Valuable Freehold Estate called The Marsh Farm.... and a Public House called The Chequers or Halfway House, Situate on the Banks of the River Thames, at Erith.... and also of a Freehold Estate at Wrotham... with a residence called Ivy Hall.... For Sale by Auction.... 23rd September, 1847. Folio, 3pp, fine double-page lithographed plan by J. Cross & Son, Holborn, loosely inserted, hand-coloured in full wash colour showing the Thames, The Chequers building and adjacent fields, with table of reference. There is no reference to any plan or plans in the document so it is not clear whether there was also a plan of Lot 2. 1846. £36.00

  108. Halstow COUNTERPART LEASE of a farm house called Dalham, with barns, pasture etc., adjoining, in the parish of High Halstow, Robert Wilkins of St. Margarets, Rochester, to John Prebble of High Halstow. Vellum sheet, size engraved coat of arms with lion and unicorn below, wax seal. Some brownish spotting in places. 1765. £24.00
    Lists 11 stipulations about manuring, use of straw, crops to be sewn etc.

  109. Isle of Thanet AN ACT for vesting Part of the Estates of Paulin Huggett, an Infant, in Trustees to be sold, and for applying the Money arising thereform in Part Discharge of certain Incumbrances. 14pp., small folio. Disbound, last page loose, held with small staples at margin. Act of Parliament. Includes 1p. Schedule. 1807. £15.00
    The property in the Isle of Thanet was twenty-seven Fifty-fourths and Seventeen Forty-seconds of and in an octagonal Messuage used as a Light-house... called... the North Foreland Light-house and the Scite and Ground whereon the same standeth...'

  110. Peckham AN ACT to authorize the construction of a New Road between Peckham in the County of Surrey and Lewisham in the County of Kent. 15pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1882. £8.00

  111. Ramsgate Harbour AN ACT for Enlarging and Maintaining the Harbour of Ramsgate, and for Cleansing, Attending, and Preserving the Haven of Sandwich. Cover leaf + Pages numbered 30pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1749. £16.00

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  112. Blackburn THE ELECTRIC LIGHTING ACT, 1882. Whereas the Town Council of the Borough... have applied to the Local Government Board for sanction to borrow money for purposes of Electrical Lighting... Notice is given that Arnold Taylor, Inspector appointed to hold the said Inquiry, will attend... at the Town Hall... Poster, the word 'Blackburn' in large heavy type-face, size 18" x 11". A few repaired edge tears. 1894. £12.00

  113. Blackburn, Borough of BURNING OF BRICKS of Coke. Bye-Laws for the Prevention & Suppression of Nuisances arising from the Burning of Bricks... Within the Borough of Blackburn... Poster setting out the restrictions on burning any 'clay, marl' or other sub-soil for making bricks, tiles, pipes, etc., unless in a closed over with a chimney at least 25 yards high. 18" x 11". February 1885. £15.00

  114. 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

  115. Liverpool OBLIGATION BOND of John Worsley, of Liverpool, Gardener, to William Setton of Liverpool, Merchant, for £400. 1p., sm. folio. Worsley's signature from the bottom of the page has been clipped out. 1774. £8.00

  116. Manchester LETTER from the Town Clerk. Printed with manuscript inserts, dated Town Hall, Jan. 10th 1848, advising Mrs Richardson that the Old Flagging and Paving Materials opposite her Property in Little Quay Street are worth 12s, and this will be deducted from her account, but if she wants to take them away they must be removed within seven days. 1p., 8vo., blank conjoint leaf. T. Pratt, Printer, King St. 1848 £10.00
    Address on verso to Cupids Alley, Deansgate.

  117. Rochdale TO BE LET By Ticket, for a Term of Eleven Years, At the House of Mrs. Marriott, The Roe Buck Inn, in Rochdale, on Monday the 14th Day of March, 1808... Handbill listing four lots of land, with description, size 12" x 7", traces of folds. Hartley, Printer, Rochdale, 1808. £40.00
    The Closes of land included Great Meadow, Barn Meadow with the Barn, Clover field adjoining to Blackwater-street. The occupier of the first three lots was Mrs. Marriott.

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

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

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

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

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  122. Gainsborough PROBATE of the Will of William Rack of Gainsborough, Farmer. On vellum, size 17" x 23", printed administration certificate attached, large papered seal. 1852. £10.00

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

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  124. Baker Street THE PARTICULARS Substantial and Extensive Range of Workshops & Stables being 11, 12 & 13, Dorset Mews West, Baker Street... proximate to a very wealthy neighbourhood... Which will be Sold by Auction... May 9th, 1851. Single sheet, folio, printed on both sides, conditions of sale, memorandum, and docket title on verso. Folded. 1851. £18.00
    No. 12 comprised a large, light workshop with 'Paint and Glazing Rooms' on the first floor.

  125. Barners, Islington AN ACT to enable William Tufnell Jolliff, Esquire, Lord of the Manor of Barners.... to grant Building Leases, of the Demesne Lands thereof, and to rate and assess Fines on certain Copyhold Lands within the said Manor, for encouraging the Tenants to build thereon. 4pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1768. £14.00

  126. Blackfriars MORTGAGE for securing £1200, Revd. Charles Dampier to Edwin Newman. Dampier assigns to Newman three shares in the Plate Glass Works carried on at Albion Buildings Blackfriars and Ravenhead in Lancashire. 2p., large folio, signed with small seals. 1860. £12.00

  127. Bourne & Edwards, Holborn Circus, Silversmiths PEPPER MILLS of every description and Price. Revised List for the Trade Only. 8vo sheet printed on both sides, illustrating 8 pepper mills, with description and price. A few small edge tears at bottom. c1920? £8.00

  128. Cornhill QUAKER BIRTH CERTIFICATE for the birth of a son, John, to Edward Weston Phillips and Mary his wife, at Corbet Court, Gracechurch Street, in the Parish of St. Peter's Cornhill so Called. 10 printed lines on vellum, size 5" x 7", details in manuscript. Vellum spotty in margins. 1779. £36.00

  129. Dawes (B) LINES ON THE BIRTH AND DEVOTION TO THE MUSE OF MR THOMAS GOUGH The Celebrated English Violinist. Poem in 76 lines, printed in two columns on one side of 4to sheet, thin paper. Decorative border. Folds, two tiny splits at fold. Second Edition. London July 7 1863. £38.00
    Recounts the life of Gough in glowing terms 'In Duncan Terrace, with a skilful hand/He leads a talented artistic band... Oh Islington, be proud of this young man/In thy locality it was his life began...'

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

  131. Lambeth PROBATE of the Will and Codicil of James Early. Large vellum sheet with copy of will, printed Probate Certificate attached with large papered seal. 1867. £10.00
    Leaves his house in Layham Place, South Lambeth, to his brother.

  132. Madame Tussaud's THE NEW MADAME TUSSAUD'S EXHIBITION Official Guide and Catalogue 1928. 80pp., wraps. Adverts, a few photographic illustrations. 1928. £8.00
    Lists over 290 characters, plus 80 for the Chamber of Horrors.

  133. Piano makers TRADE CARD of Augustus Gough & Co., Manufacturers of Wood & Iron Framed Pianofortes, Uxbridge Road, Shepherd's Bush. Attractively-printed card, size 3" x 4", inserted in an envelope of the same size, printed with the address and an illustration of the 'Villa Model' piano n.d. c1890... together with... list of Gough births, with exact dates, signed by Augustus Gough, 'This was told to me by Mother in 1871'. Lists nine births starting with Father, 1815... together with... memorial cards for Augustus Gough, died 1911, and Isabella Gough, died 1926. c1890-1926. £18.00

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

  135. Southgate IN THE EXCHEQUER Attorney General v. William Watts. Copy Information. Legal case against William Watts, a maltster in Southgate, who had repeatedly 'whetted his barley' without giving notice, or registering the amounts etc., in his book, contrary to the form of the Statute. Manuscript on 9 pages folio, tied with tape at top corner, folded with docket title. 1819. £24.00
    His premises were 'situate out of any city and out of the suburbs of any city', and he was a 'maker of Malt for home consumption and not a compounder for the duties on Malt...'. He had been a Maltster there since 1763.

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

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

  138. Watch repairs BILL of John Salter, Goldsmith, Jeweller and Sword Cutler to the Duke of Sussex, 35, Strand, to Thomas Stevens. 2 sides of 4to paper, headed with fine engraved heading with coat of arms. Lists 12 items, including 'Wach repaired new fuzee Arbor Squares', 'Shifting Scapement...', '3 lunette Glasses to Watch'. Other items include silver ice pails, engraving crests on candlesticks, etc. Receipt attached, signed. 1819. £18.00
    'Cadets compleatly fitted out for the East Indies'.

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

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

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  141. Great Yarmouth OBLIGATION BOND of Henry Thompson of Great Yarmouth, Barber and Perrywigmaker, to Jacob Arnold, Beerbrewer, for £200. 30 lines on one side of large folio sheet, written in a bold hand. Signed by Thompson and two witnesses, with small wax seal with bust. 1734. £25.00

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

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

  144. Wymondham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of A Valuable Small Estate, at and Near Silfield Division, In Wymondham, Comprising Farm, Barn, Stable.... Garden and Orchards and 38 Acres of Highly Productive Arable and Pasture Land.... which Mr S. Cann will offer for auction Friday, the 25th Day of July, 1873. 4to, 7pp., folding coloured plan. 1873. £24.00

  145. Wymondham PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of the Freehold Estate comprising a Dwelling-House... Two Cottages and Gardens... arable and pasture land... for Sale by Auction 26th July, 1867. 2pp., folio, plus docket title. Repaired split down left edge. 1867. £8.00
    Names occupiers.

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  146. Forest of Rockingham AN ACT to enable His Majesty to grant to John Earl of Westmoreland... all the Estate, Right... remaining in His Majesty in... Sulehay Fermes, Shortwood, and Morehay, in the Forest of Rockingham... 9pp., cover leaf, sm. folio. Disbound, Act of Parliament. 1796. £10.00

  147. Soke of Peterborough REGULATIONS AS TO MOVEMENT OF SHEEP Notice is Hereby Given... that the County of the Soke of Peterborough... have made the following Regulations as to Sheep brought into their District... Poster, size 20" x 15", setting out regulations on dipping, restrictions on movement to markets, etc. Stab hole in top left corner. Standard Printing Works, Peterborough. 1923. £14.00

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  148. Alnmouth NOTICE to William and Luke Hindmarsh from the Freeholders of Alnmouth to remove encroachment lately made on the Common of Alnmouth. Manuscript, 1p., small folio, signed by Chairman and 13 others. Together with covering letter to a Capn Smith, enclosing the Notice. 8th June and 15th June 1842. £12.00

  149. Bamburgh NORTHUMBERLAND ASSIZES 1789 In the King's Bench. Brief for the Plaintiff. Thomas Wood, Plaintiff versus Bartholomew Younghusband, in Trespass. Manuscript document setting out the case for Wood, who claimed that Younghusband had entered his free warren at Mill Quarter, Balmbrough, where Wood caught rabbits, damaged wooden stakes and took 'a Ferret of said plaintiff which he was using for catching his conies there'. 10p., folio, folded and held with pin, docket title. A few minor amendments in text. 1789. £45.00


  150. Blanchland and Hexamshire PAPERS REGARDING A DISPUTE between Lord Crewe's Trustees and Sir William Blackett regarding rights on 1000 acres of land, 1775-1794. Large bundle of manuscript papers, comprising: (i) MINUTES OF EVIDENCE as to Claims of Lord Crewe's Trustees... to depasture certain Lands in the Manor of Hexham, 29 & 30 May 1794. Gives evidence of 10 aged inhabitants. 2p., large folio. (ii) PLEA OF TRESPASS against Thomas Beaumont who owed money to the Trustees and was in the Marshalsea. 1794. 4p., large folio. (iii) COPY OF AWARD by Act of Parliament of 14 George III. 'for appointing arbitration to settle the claims of the respective Lords of the Manor, and ordering a survey and plan to be made. With conclusion that the disputed ground should be awarded to Blackett. August 1776. 3p., large folio. (iv) CASE for lawyer's consideration, with reply from lawyer. 7p., folio. (v) DEPOSITION OF WITNESSES, and 'Long Remarks' sent to the lawyer Williamson. Sept. 1793. 7p., folio. (vi) MEMORANDUM describing the Riding of the boundary of the Manor of Blanchland 21st June 1768. With great detail, e.g. 'the North Boundary begins at Stoney Burn foot... from thence by 4 ancient currocks of Stones in a straight line to Emley Burnhead...' 2p. folio. (vii) Rough sketch plan, showing Hexamshire Common with Divil's Water, farmhouse, lead mines. 4to. n.d. (viii) SUMMONS TO WITNESSES by Arbitrators. 1p., folio... together with 34 witness depositions on 34 separate sheets, mainly approx. half a side, 4to, some as long as 2p., sm. folio. Very interesting detail of boundary ridings, manorial courts, etc. Thomas Wood said 'That General Forster (when the witness was a little lad) rode the Boundaries of Blanchland Manor, that he began at Standing Burn foot..', and that his father remembers a man put in the stocks at Blanchland for disturbing the Court, 'That his mother dressed the Dinners for the Steward & Jury... that the Mines of the Waste were reserved in the Conveyance Deeds to Thos. Forster who forfeited them at the time of the Rebellion and they were sold...' One witness describes how the runners were given raisins at a certain point, and 'figs were customary given at Blackburn foot. That they sat upon a Standing Stone and ate figs there'. There are also many details as to the mining and quarrying, and many of the witnesses were miners. One mentions the Quakers Company who worked opposite Cross Bolden and Parkside 'for a long time notoriously to everyone & they have made many Groves and Shafts there'. (ix) EXAMINATIONS of Witnesses produced on behalf of Sir Wm. Blackett on 5th June & 24th July 1775. 19p., folio, sewn in crude brown paper wraps. Much detail of mining and quarrying, e.g. 'he remembers mines being worked... for Sir W. Blacket i.e. the mines of Lead, that they drove westward about the year 1743, they sunk 3 shafts... they did not meet with any Sills...'. ((x) 22p 4to, forming a sort of booklet of Adams' preparation for the case, listing 16 witnesses and their statements, with brief summary down the right margin, e.g. 'working mines, won slates to cover a house & byre. Farmed waifs, reputed owner of do.', and queries in left margin. xi) 6 letters to Thos. Adams at Alnwick, with brief list of deeds made by Adams going back to the time of Henry 8, together with approx. 15 pieces of Adams' notes, 'minutes', lists of witnesses and comments, etc. 1775-1794. £260.00
    The whole village of Blanchland and surrounding estate were owned by Lord Crewe's Trustees. There was apparently a confused history of the mineral rights as when Lord Crewe purchased the estate in 1708 mineral rights were excluded from the sale.

  151. Warkworth HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF NORTHUMBERLAND to Thomas Crisp. No. 25th 1799. Manuscript on 1p., sm. folio, listing money paid out 'at Warkworth for entertainment for the Witnesses before and after they returned from the last Assize relative to a trial of a Highway at East Field'. With receipt slip attached signed as received by the Duke's solicitor, Mr. Thorp. List 14 names with respective sums, and coach hire, also 'pd. to two of the witnesses for walking'. 1799. £18.00

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

  153. 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, new thin card spine laid under calf. Jan. 1812 - Feb. 1819. £80.00
    Presumably Sir Edwin Bayntun Sandys of Misserden Castle and Chadlington Hall. 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', 'Recd. Chief Rents at Miserden Court', 'By draft to you at St. John's College to pay rent... £90...', '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...'

  154. 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. £28.00
    Includes an extensive list of the 121 items in the sale, listed room by room.

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

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

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

  158. Shiffnall, Shropshire AN ACT for Repairing the Roads therein mentioned, between Crackley Bank in the Parish of Idsall alias Shiffnall, and the Town of Shrewsbury. 14pp, disbound, plus title sheet, black letter, decorative initial letter. 1726. £10.00

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

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  160. Axbridge TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets No. XXVI.4, XXVI.8. Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 1/2500. Second edition 1903. £18.00
    Covers southern tip of Axbridge, River Yeo, Cradle Bridge, and Brinscombe.

  161. Bath Auction PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Desirable.... Properties known as 30, The Paragon, 5,6 & 7 Newbridge Road, and 4 Ashley Avenue, Lower Weston.... Which will be offered for Sale By Auction By Powell & Powell at the City Auction Mart, on Tuesday, 15th Day of March, 1904. Folio, 4pp, folded. 1904. £10.00

  162. Bath Roads AN ACT for enlarging the Terms and Powers granted by Two Acts.... for repairing and enlarging the Highways between the Top of Kingsdown-hill, and the City of Bath.... for cleansing, paving, and enlightening the Streets, and regulating the Chairmen there; and for keeping a regular Nightly Watch... Black Letter. Cover leaf + 28pp, disbound, last page loose. 1739. £14.00

  163. Bath WARRANT OF ATTORNEY to Confess a Judgement, to William Dyne and Richard Messiter, Attorneys, to appear for John Cattermoule of Bath, Yeoman, in an action of Debt on Bond for the sum of £198, at the suit of Martin Moger. 1p., sm. folio, printed with manuscript inserts. Fine wax seal with bust. Folds, blank conjoint leaf with docket title on verso. 1793. £25.00

  164. Bishops Hull OBLIGATION BOND of William Ludlow of Bishops Hull Gentleman to William Walters of Tiverton and John Chave of Bristol for four hundred pounds. 1p., sm. folio, printed with ms inserts. Signed Ludlow with a wax seal. Blank conjoint leaf. Folded. 1818. £17.00

  165. Bonnor (T), drawn and engraved by LONG ASHTON COURT. The Seat of Sir John Hugh Smyth. Copper-plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 7" x 10", plus margins. 1792. £20.00
    From Collinson's History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset.

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

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

  168. Burnham-on-Sea, Love Lane CIRCUS FIESTA Tony Hopkins presents Live Family Entertainment at its Very Best. Poster, size 24" x 17", on glossy paper, picturing clown, lion, jumping poodle etc. Traces of two folds, small tear in margin at bottom corner, repaired on verso. 1970's? £12.00

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


  170. Churchill LETTER from T.F. Simmons, a child, to his Aunt, October 24th 1797. Written in a very large and childish, but neat hand, on rectos only of two sheets size 13" x 8", 16 lines per page. Describes how after the aunt left Churchill he went on the hill to 'see the Gentlemen Cavalry... I saw Papa, he took me to my Aunt Simmon's Chaise where I staid till it was over... I was very much pleased with the sight'. Recounts how on the 13th he went to Bristol where his cousin Thomas Salmon gave him a caricature of the Bristol volunteers, which he describes 'one had a wooden leg, another was very tall, another very fat...'. He met General Rooke at home. Both pages laid down on fine Japanese tissue, as there are splits at folds in original paper, and a long tear (without loss) down the middle of the first page. Small piece torn from edge of second page with loss of the word 'the' and a few letters in the word 'please'. 1797. £80.00
    When he grew up T.F. Simmons joined the Army himself. He wrote a book on Courts Martial (1835). His fifth son was Sir Lintorn Simmons (1821-1903) who had a distinguished military career and became Governor of Malta.

  171. Evercreech & East Pennard FREEHOLD HOUSES AND LANDS FOR SALE to be Sold by Auction by Mr. E.T. Percy, on Friday the 26th Day of August, 1847, at the George Inn, in Evercreech. Handbill size approx. 13" x 8", folded, small split at one fold. Describes 10 lots, naming tenants, and owners of adjoining lands. 1847. £20.00
    Includes lands at East Pennard known as Crabtree Close and Elbow Corner, and rights of Common on Southwood Common. ' A Railway is now in progress in the immediate vicinity of these Premises...'

  172. Ham Green, Portbury LEASE FOR A YEAR of a house, lands and orchard at Ham Green, Miles Ariel, Broker and Elizabeth his wife, and Samuel Hicks Withers, to Philip John Miles, of Leigh Court, Abbots Leigh. Vellum, size 21" x 27". Signed by 3 lessors with wax seals, Schedule at the bottom of the sheet listing house, orchard, copse, withy bed, cottage, piece of land described as 'at Portbury Wharf', etc. with 'Quality', 'Quantity'. Names previous owners of the various plots. 1830. £20.00

  173. Henstridge ASSIGNMENT of a cottage, smith's shop, stable and garden, late in the tenure of Samuel Biss, then George Cox, Henry Whitmarsh to Revd. Nathaniel Bridges. On paper, size 22" x 30", wax seal. Four small splits in paper at folds, repaired on verso. 1838. £16.00

  174. Institution Wine Vaults, Bath ADVERTISING CARD listing ales available at the Institution Wine Vaults, North Parade, G. Wembridge, Proprietor. Printed in red on one side of card size 4" x 3". c1910. £10.00

  175. Mark Causeway, Southwick ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No XXXIX.1. Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. A few small edge tears. Second Edition 1903. £14.00
    Covers most of Mark Causeway (with Iron & Brass Foundry), Watchfield.

  176. Minehead Harbour AN ACT for Prolonging the Term for Payment of certain Duties Granted by an Act made.... Intituled An Act for Recovering, Securing and Keeping in Repair the Harbour of Minehead... 5pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. plus covering leaf, Black Letter, some off-setting. 1716. £16.00

  177. Puriton and Bawdrip TO BE SOLD by Auction, Body and Son, at the Shoulder of Mutton Inn, Friday 26th May... Messuage, Lands and Premises... Mr. Giles Roe, of Puriton, will shew the Premises... Poster, printed in a variety of large type-faces, size 30" x 20", folded. Describes 8 Lots. The occupiers were Giles Roe and Thomas Meaker. May 2nd, 1843. £25.00

  178. River Parrett, Combwich ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Quarter sheet, No. XXXVIII. S.W, Scale 6" to 1 mile, on stiff paper. Water features hand-coloured. Slight trace of two folds. Surveyed 1886. 1891. £17.00
    Covers Hill Park, Combwich (with brick tile and pottery works), Yearsey Farm.

  179. Savory (J.N) MENDIP MAPPE Ashwell Court Rolls. Copied & Deciphered from the original throughout. Copyright J.N. Savory March 1913. Colour printed, with scale bar added below. Size 14" x 12". Some foxing spots. 1913. £28.00
    The map is oval in shape and shows the hills in green, roads in grey, with parish churches drawn in elevation around the edge, 'minerys' at Priddy, Chewton, etc.

  180. South Cadbury SURVEY AND VALUATION OF LANDS AND PREMISES IN THE PARISH OF SOUTH CADBURY.... the subject of a proposed exchange between the Revd Henry Bennett as Rector of that parish and James Bennet Esq. Folio, folded, 8p, manuscript, with schedules of lands giving field names, state of cultivation etc. Marked "copy declaration, survey etc. as finally adopted'. 1848. £24.00

  181. Stogursey, Stockland Bristol ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXVII S.E. Scale 6" to 1mile, size 12" x 18", plus wide margins. Water features hand coloured. 1891. £18.00

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

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

  184. Taunton THE TAUNTON AND WEST OF ENGLAND Perpetual Benefit Building Society... Incorporated April, 1883... Prospectus. 4pp., 8vo, setting out Objects of the Society, Subscription Shares, etc. Central fold. Phoenix Printing Works Taunton. c1883. £8.00

  185. Wells TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION For the Lives of three Persons; At Coxley-Pound Inn, In the Out-Parish of Saint Cuthbert in Wells... the First Day of December next.... The Undermentioned very Valuable Lands and Premises Situate at Polsham.... Handbill printed in a variety of type faces, size 13" x 8", some slight creasing. Purchasers and prices realised added in margins in a contemporary hand. Wells: Printed by J.E. Lewis, of whom may be had Stamps for Bills... November 12, 1814. £35.00
    Includes House called 'Carters', pasture called 'Polsham Field' etc.

  186. Weston Zoyland & Middlezoy AN ACT for dividing and allotting Lands within the Parishes of Weston Zoyland and Middlezoy... 22pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1830. £15.00

  187. Yatton CONVEYANCE of an acre of land known as Quarry Ground in Yatton, Edward Gregory and others to Elizabeth and Frances Wickham. Two large vellum sheets. Signed by 4 parties. with wax seals. 1823. £18.00
    One of the parties is John Heale, schoolmaster of Yatton.

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  188. Billington Bank, near Stafford PARTICULARS, VIEWS AND PLANS of Butterhill Estate... comprising a Freehold Farm... three cottages, country residence.... five enclosures of old pasture land with buildings thereon... known as The Wakeleys, to be offered for Sale by Auction.... 23rd May, 1914. 8pp., folio, printed wraps, 2 folding maps at rear. Plate with two photographs of Butterhill House. 1914. £28.00

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

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

  191. Pen OBLIGATION BON of Thomas Bradney of Pen, Gent., to Paul Button the Edler of Pen, Brickmaker, for £100. 2p., small folio, neatly written, good armorial wax seal. Blank conjoint leaf with docket title. 1749. £24.00
    Refers to the conveyance to Bradney of a dwelling house and lands in Pen.

  192. Upper Pen OBLIGATION BOND of Thomas Kirkham, of Upper Pen and John Chamberlayne, both yeomen, to Thomas Bradney of Wolverhampton for £100. Manuscript on 2p., small folio, signed with their marks, and by two witnesses, small wax seals. Blank conjoint leaf with docket title. 1745. £25.00

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

  194. Hadleigh WILL of Robert Chaplin Ranson of Layham. Copy on 3p, folio... together with copy marriage certificate of Charles Chaplin, 1847. 1847 and 1877. £8.00

  195. Lowestoft PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Warehouse situate in Mariner's Street... to be Sold by Auction... 11th June, 1873. 3pp., plus docket title... together with... Particulars of Freehold Property consisting of Eight Dwelling Houses, in Arnold Street, and Cottage and Garden in Somerleyton Road, Blundeston.. to be sold by Auction 17th April, 1866. 3pp., folio. 1866 and 1873. £17.00

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

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

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  198. Croydon ADMINISTRATION CERTIFICATE of the goods of John Farley late of Croydon. Printed certificate with ms inserts, papered seal attached. 1824. £8.00

  199. Godalming MEADROW SCHOOL Programme of a Conversazione and Sale of Work, July 5th 1905. On four sides of stiff card, size 4" x 3", printed in blue on yellow, fine red and gold border. Stedman, Godalming, 1905. £8.00
    Competitions included 'Needle Floating' and 'Hat Trimming for Gentlemen'.

  200. Richmond AN ACT for enabling Their Majesties to enfranchis Copyhold Lands holden of the Manor of Richmond, and for enabling His Majesty to shut up a Lane leading from Richmond Green to the River Thames.... 5pp, disbound, black letter, plus cover leaf. Attractive woodcut initial letter with classical building. 1772. £14.00

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

  202. Lewes, Midhurst, Winchelsea ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet V. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 36". Linen-backed, folding to small 4to marbled paper endpapers with small key map and armorial bookplate of Henry de Bathe. A couple of grubby marks on endpapers. Electrotyped in 1864. £45.00

  203. Lewes, Uckfield, Eastbourne ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 319, and part of sheet to the south. Size 26" x 18" plus wide margins. Blank piece torn from top right corner. Area round Eastbourne shaded in different colours of wash. O.S. blindstamp 1880. £22.00

  204. Sheriff of Sussex POWER OF ATTORNEY Kemble Whateley, Sheriff of Sussex to John Ellis, to receive patent money. 1p., folio, 26 lines. Fine armorial wax seal. Docket title on verso. Trace of neatly repaired tear. 1773. £26.00

  205. Worthing AN ABSTRACT of the Title of the Devisees in Trust of John Penfold deceased to four Parcels of Land part of an allotment in the East Field in Worthing, and Lambolds within the Manor of Worthing. 12p., folio, tied at top corner with a thread, docket title. Gives title from 1739 when Lord Viscount Montague was Lord of the Manor. The last deed mentioned is 1822. c1823. £18.00

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

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

  208. Leamington Spa AUCTION CATALOGUE for sale of Small Country Estate known as Bromson Hill.... About 346 Acres.... 9pp, sm. folio, stiff wraps with actual photo of house. Folding coloured plan. 1964. £8.00

  209. Rugby TWO PHOTOGRAPHS of cricket teams. Unmounted prints, each size 8" x 10", one with the impressed stamp of Geo. A. Dean, Rugby, the other without a name but showing teams in front of the same doorway. Each shows a group of approx. 35, all wearing white trousers, apart from two older men wearing suits and bowler hats, some are wearing striped blazers, some plain dark ones, some white. Some wear cricket caps, others boaters. In one photograph one man is wearing pads. c1890. £65.00
    There is no clue as to who the players are, apart from the building. It is possibly Rugby School.

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

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  211. Bedwyn PARTICULARS of Upper Vernham Rowe Farm and Henley Farm. 6pp., 4to. Traces of vertical fold. Folding plan. 1928. £14.00
    'Comprises a Suitable Farmhouse with Two Sets of Buildings, Eleven Cottages and about 487 acres'.

  212. Bradford Poor AN ACT for the Appointment of an additional Overseer for the better Government of the Poor of the Parish of Bradford.... Black Letter. 10pp, disbound, plus cover leaf, recent paper boards. 1784. £12.00

  213. Bratton MANUSCRIPT PLAN tracing from the tithe map, scale 3 chains to an inch. In ink and pink colour on waxed cotton, size 36" x 40", folded. Some foxing spots. The map is titled 'Map of the Parish of Westbury', but only Bratton is shown. 1871. £30.00
    Under the scale bar is written 'Tracing from the tithe map 17/2/81 J.D.' Shows roads, fields, buildings in pink and grey, all numbered.

  214. 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

  215. Calne PARTICULARS OF CONDITIONS OF SALE of Highly Important First Class Freehold Business premises Situate in the Market Place and large Warehouses & Premises in the New Road..... to sell by Auction, On Wednesday, the 18th day of June, 1890.... Folio, 3pp. 1890. £12.00

  216. Calne, Bremhill, Pewsham PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Freehold Agricultural Property Forming an Outlying Portion of The Bowood Estate comprising an area of 1,429 Acres To Be Sold by Auction in Lots by Bruton, Knowles & Co... on Monday 13th October, 1947. 4to, 47pp., wraps, 10 photographic plates, 4 folding coloured plans at rear, key plan. Light crease in front wrap. 1947. £30.00

  217. Cherhill Swine Fever [The Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act, 1878.] THE ANIMALS ORDER. NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN, That the Pigstye situate in an Orchard at Cherhill, in the County of Wilts, in the occupation of Mr Jesse Butler.... was, on the 28th day of October, 1882, ordered, determined, and declared to be a place infected with Swine Fever, is now by the said Authority declared To Be Free From Swine Fever.... By Order, R.W. Merriman, Clerk to the Authority, Marlborough, November 28th, 1882. Poster, size 11" x 8", fews small holes at folds, and slightly soiled at folds. R.F. Houlston, Printer and Bookseller, Chippenham, 1882. £16.00

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

  219. Dauntsey, Wootton Bassett, Brinkworth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XIV. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Small strip 6" long shaded blue and labelled 'GWR'. Flat sheet, folded, part of verso dusty. 1887. £22.00

  220. Downton AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Downton. 24pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Pages numbered 1-32. Cover leaf with docket title. 1813. £18.00

  221. Grims Farm, Coombe Bissett AUCTION SALE PARTICULARS. The Valuable Freehold Agricultural Property known as GRIMS FARM amounting to 264 Acres.... Which Wooley & Wallis will Sell by Auction.... On Tuesday, 13th May, 1958.... Folio, with coloured plan in pocket at rear, (6)pp, original printed wraps, with photographic illust pasted to top wrap. 1958. £18.00

  222. Ludgershall PARTICULARS with Plan and Conditions of Sale of the Agricultural and Sporting Property Being 'Crawlboys Farm', in the Parishes of Collingbourne Ducis and Ludgershall, with Capital Farm House, Homestead, and Cottages.... for sale by auction... December 17th, 1909. 4pp., wraps, folding plan. Vertical fold. 1909. £18.00

  223. Poulshot, etc. THE REMAINING OUTLYING PORTIONS of the Wiltshire Estates of the Right Honble. Walter Long, M.P., in the Parishes of Poulshot, Potterne, Seend, Hilperton, Semington, Great Hinton, Melksham, Steeple Ashton and North Bradley. For Sale by Auction.... 17th May, 1911. 50pp., 4to, stiff wraps. First Day's Sale. Numerous small photographs of properties throughout the text. With one folding map only, in pocket at back, covering Lots 10-17, so there were probably at least two other maps. 1911. £30.00
    Includes Barleyhill Farm, Townsend Farm, Church Farm, in Poulshott; Hag Hill Farm and Stranger's Corner Farm, Watts Farm, Portway House, in Great Hinton

  224. Salisbury Improvements AN ACT for the better repairing and paving the Highways, Streets, and Water-courses within the City of New Sarum, and for enlightning the Streets, Lanes, and Passages, and better regulating the Nightly Watch.... Black Letter. 16pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Attractive woodcut initial letter. 1727. £14.00

  225. Sheppards-Shord, Devizes, Ashington Hill and Rowd-Ford Roads AN ACT for Repairing the Highways between Sheppards-Shord and the Devizes, and between the Top of Ashlington Hill and Rowd-Ford.... 7pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Attractive floral woodcut initial letter. 1707. £14.00

  226. Simpson (G), Proprietor THE DEVIZES AND WILTSHIRE GAZETTE December 28, 1820. 4pp., broadsheet newspaper. A few small tears at left-hand edge where once bound. 1820. £16.00

  227. Stratton St. Margaret POSTER advertising auction of land at Gorse Hill, to be sold at The Goddard Arms, Swindon, 29th May, 1876. Size 29" x 20", folds. 1876. £16.00

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

  229. Westbury PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold Accommodation, Pasture and Arable Lands, together with a Good Building Site between the Town of Westbury and the Railway Station... which will be sold by auction.... 29th March, 1893. 6pp., folio, including 2pp. Conditions of Sale, large folding coloured plan. Split down most of spine. Staining down edge of docket title. 1893. £28.00
    Printed in a variety of attractive type-faces.

  230. Wheatley (William Walter) PEN AND INK DRAWING titled on verso of mount in later hand 'Hazelbury House, Box, Wilts.' Pen and ink sketch in brownish ink, size 10" x 16", in buff mount, overall size 17" x 23", initialled 'W.W.W.' c1850. £50.00
    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.

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

  232. Earby, Ickornshaw GEOLOGICAL SURVEY MAP Sheet 184. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 36". Geological information published 1872. c1880. £22.00
    Uncoloured copy, 'Key to Colours and Signs' left uncoloured.

  233. Fryholme, Dalton on Tees ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 26. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. 1857. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1876. £26.00
    Covers area to the South of the River Tees, the Northumberland part of the map (about one third) being blank.

  234. Gargrave FARM ACCOUNT BOOK probably of the Coulthurst family of Gargrave. 4to, full calf, slightly rubbed at edges of spine and edges of boards. 27 double page spreads of accounts headed 'Cash' and 'Dr.' and 'Cr.' November 1809 to November 1810. Lists payments received from various people, sometimes mentioning reason, e.g. 'Recd. by two Lambs on Nov. 16', sums laid out include payments of wages 'spreading 348 loads of lime', 'gave a poor woman', 'chimney sweep' 'pd at the first agricultural Meeting at Skipton', 'gave the boys on going to school', 'Mrs Wilson for silk handkerchief'. The writing is very small. On the flyleaf is a brief list of wages agreed with servants 'John Hope agrees to serve me as upper house servt. wages £35. He finds his own clothes...' Loosely inserted is a 4to sheet folded and addressed to 'John Coulthurst, Gargrave' printed at the head with 'The Craven Hounds meet At 10 o'clock...' with the days of the week printed down the side and places filled in in ink, and a small 8vo booklet of further accounts in the same hand, 1810, 11p., a note of John Coulthurst's assessed taxes for 1810, and a slip signed by Geo. Howarth saying he agrees to take from John Coulthurst his fine wool at 18 shillings per stone and his coarse wool at 12 shillings. 1810. £110.00
    Gargrave House is near Skipton.

  235. Heworth AN ACT for amending an Act.... intituled An Act for dividing and inclosing Heworth Moor.... 8pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1818. £12.00

  236. Kingston-upon-Hull PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of A Freehold Estate at Carleton & Aldboro' In the County of York which will be Sold by Auction... at The George Inn... 5th Jan. 1819. 3pp., sm. folio, folded with docket title. 1819. £55.00
    Lists 15 Lots, with acreage, including the Family Mansion House in Carleton lately occupied by John Dodsworth, with description of buildings etc.

  237. Kirkham WATERCOLOUR inscribed on verso (obviously later) 'E. Eng. Window at Kirkham Priory'. Attractive, finely-painted watercolour showing two ruined arched windows and ruined masonry in foreground, tree growing over arch, large building seen through the windows. Size 10" x 8", complete surface painted, narrow ivory mount. late Victorian. £30.00

  238. Leeds City Transport Department SEAT RESERVATION ON LAST TRAM Saturday, 7th November, 1959. Ticket size approx. 3" x 4", printed on coloured card. The details of name and tram number have not been filled in. 1959. £8.00
    Passengers were asked to be at Swinegate depot at 6 p.m.

  239. South Cave PARTICULARS of a Valuable and Truly Desirable Freehold Estate.... Which Will be Sold By Auction at the House of Mr. William Hudson, Known by the Sign of the Fox and Coney.... 31st day of October 1839. Title page, 1p listing 12 lots, mainly in MS, plus 1p. printed conditions, completed Memorandum. 1839. £18.00


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

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

  242. Walker (B), Bradford, Sold Wholesale by JOHN BULL AND THE NEW TAXES. Slip ballad in two columns, size 10" x 7". No. 4. top right. c1840. £22.00
    Humourous attack on taxes and the Corn Laws. 'And for to raise some money/For the wedding of the Queen/They'll tax old maids and bachelors/That have turned seventeen... To tax and starve the nation/They do cobble up some laws/And the devil swears he'll tax them all/When they get into his claws.'

  243. Walker (J & C) EAST RIDING OF YORKSHIRE Map with outline colour, size 12"x 17", plus margins. Shows the areas covered by various Hunts, with small circles showing place of meets. Parkland, railways, borders of hunting areas coloured. c1836. £26.00
    From 'Hobson's Fox Hunting Atlas'.

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

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    Channel Islands

  245. Guernsey FETE CIVIQUE Plusieurs personnes ayant exprime le desir d'avoir un detail circonstancie de ce qui se passait Jeudi le 26 aout, 1819... on a cru devior rassembler sur cette feuille la relation suivante, tire de l'Independance... Folio sheet printed on one side only, in French, in three columns describing the presentation of a silver vase to Jean Guille, Colonel of the North Militia, with procession, speeches etc., and a poem by 'Zakarie' which appears to be in Guernesiaise French. Light browning over almost half its area, small piece torn from bottom corner in the margin, not affecting text. Dumaresq et Mauger, Printer. St. Pierre Port. Prix 1d. 1819. £27.00

  246. Walker and Burges RAPPORT DU COMITE DES CHAUSSEES Et des Administrateurs de l'Impot sur L'Elargissement et le Prolongement de la Chaussee du Nord de St. Helier, et La Construction d'un Bassin de Flot; Avec Les Rapports de Messrs. Walker et Burges et un Project D'Acte Loge au Greffe Des Etats, Le 8 Janvier 1844. Pamphlet, disbound, 8vo, title page and 24 pages, the first 15 pages being the Reports of the Committees in French, the rest being the Reports July and December 1843, in English by Walker and Burges. At the end is a folding hand-coloured lithographed 'Plan of New Harbour and Proposed Dock Improvement', and a further two pages in French. The plan has a few ink annotations, such as (on a proposed pier) 'Modified for Albert Quay Built 1847 to 1853.' 1844. £60.00

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  247. Balmoral Estate AN ACT to enable the Trustees of the Right Honourable James Earl of Fife deceased to sell and convey the Estate of Balmoral in the County of Aberdeen to His Royal Highness Prince Albert of Saxe Coburg and Gotha.... 24pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1852. £10.00

  248. Caledonian Canal REPORT From the Select Committee on the Caledonian and Crinan Canals: together with Minutes of Evidence and Appendix. Ordered by the House of Commons, to be Printed 3 March 1839. Folio, disbound, title page plus (xi), + 223pp. Bound with... REPORT FROM THE SELECT COMMITTEE ON THE CALEDONIAN CANAL together with Minutes of Evidence and Appendix. Ordered by the House of Commons to be Printed 2 May 1842. 35pp., folio... together with... COPY OF A REPORT RECENTLY MADE TO THE TREASURY, BY CAPTAIN SIR W.E. Parry, R.N, ON THE CALEDONIAN CANAL. Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be Printed, 3 March 1842. 80pp., folio, disbound. Last leaf with docket title. 3 items. 1839-1842. £150.00
    The Treasury had originally commissioned Walker, a builder of lighthouses, dock engineer and associate of Telford, to go to Scotland to investigate the state of the Canal in 1837. He had reported that parts of the canal were in a dangerous state (in fact the Corpach lock collapsed in 1843), and the Committee resolved to make a sum of £200,000 available 'to be expended in the repair and improvement of the Canal' hoping that commercial traffic would increase. Parry had consulted with Walker and inspected the canal to assess its value at the end of 1841. As an Arctic explorer, he was particularly qualified to comment on the problem of ice in the canal 'On Loch Oich, a steam-tug having her bows armed with iron... would be of great use in keeping the channel open...'.

  249. Cruden family, of Aberdeen CORRESPONDENCE and solicitor's notes relating to the financial affairs of George and William Cruden, merchants in Aberdeen. Includes (i) Letter from George Cruden to Benjamin Adams in London, June 1787, asking advice about paying a bill 'I am really vexed about this matter as it appears the expence of the law suite will come nigh the principal sum'. 1p., 4to. (ii) Letter to Adams in London, July 1787, about his trade with a firm in St. Petersburg (he ordered a parcel of 'Hemp, Tallow and Flax to the value of £1400'), shipping via the 'Elliott' 'Messrs. Barron & Co. have resolved to risque out and Home their fourth share of the Elliott, I risque my eighth which cost me in the year '83 when the Brig was Built here £175...'. 3p., 4to. (iii) Letter from William Cruden (George's father) to Adams in London, December 1798, about George's debts, and how he will take over the grocery business 'a new moderate trade in my own name'. He is pleased to hear of his improved health 'after your Jaunt to Bath'. 6p., 4to. (iv) Letter from George Cruden to Thomas Adams at Alnwick, December 1796, complaining of Adams refusal to come to the same terms as other creditors which 'can serve no other end but to destress me'. 1p., 4to. All these letters dated Aberdeen, all with address panels on verso. (v) Memorial of the Trustees on the Estate of George Cruden, Merchant, Aberdeen, relative to the affairs of the estate under their management. Sept. 1797. 3p., large folio. (vi) Extracts from the letters of Benjamin Adams to George Cruden and Provost Cruden, 1789 - 1791, signed by 4 Trustees. 3p., large folio... together with... bundle of various papers, accounts, copy letters etc. of Thomas Adams relating to the case, including correspondence of Eiston, Solicitor in Edinburgh recommended to the Crudens by Adams. Thomas was Executor of Benjamin Adams. 1787-1804. £120.00

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

  251. Edinburgh Water AN ACT for the better supplying the City of Edinburgh with fresh and wholesome Water. Cover leaf + 4pp, small folio, black letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1756. £10.00

  252. Glasgow OBLIGATION BOND of Major John Spens of Stonelaw and Robert Park Merchant in Glasgow to Margaret Austin daughter of Capt. Joseph Austin of Kilspindy. Large folio sheet, written on one side only, folds. Signed and witnessed. Docket title and later note of 1791 on verso. 1785. £22.00

  253. Hawick TWO AUCTION SALE CATALOGUES For Sale of Store Sheep, 23rd October, 1940, and for sale of 1350 Suckled Calves, Blue-Grey, Aberdeen Angus Cross, Galloway and Shorthorn, 22nd October, 1940. Each 4pp., tall 8vo, on thick paper, vertical fold. 1940. £8.00

  254. Kircudbright HIGHLAND AND AGRICULTURAL SOCIETY Printed letter dated 21st August 1854, from the Secretary, 1p, 4to, and on verso double page form to be filled in by farmer, with columns for acreage of crops, nos. of stock etc. 1854. £10.00

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

  256. Moray DISPOSITION of a toft lying in the north end of the town of Garmouth, Alexander Marshall, Sailor in Garmouth, to Andrew James, for the yearly payment of six shillings Scots money. Two and a half pages, small folio, some browning of paper down central fold and at edges, and 2" split at fold. 1787. £18.00
    Names land and property adjoining the plot, and refers to 'Deliverance of earth and Stone of the foresaid Toft'.

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

  258. Ramsay (David), Printer. THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT January 11, 1821. Newspaper, 4pp., folded. A few foxing spots top right on front page, split at left edge fold. 1821. £7.00
    Includes notice for auction sale of the Cargo of the Smuggling Lugger Dash, sale of Wilsontown Iron-Works.

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

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

  261. Stirlingshire COPY CERTIFIED RENTAL of the Estate of William Murray Esq. of Touchadam & Pitlochie in the Parish of St. Ninians and the Shire of Stirling on 21st October 1772. Copy, made 1818. 6 double-page spreads, with columns for 'Possessions and Possessors', 'Money Rent', 'Meal', 'Total Rent' etc. Lists properties in the Barony of Touchanam, Cowie, Balquhidrock, and 'Old fues before 1691 disjoined...' etc. Manuscript, neatly written throughout, sewn at left edge. 1818. £35.00
    Attestation at the end refers to 'the process of Disjunction'.

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  262. Barmouth Harbour AN ACT for repairing, deepening, enlarging, and preserving, the Harbour of Barmouth, in the County of Merioneth. Cover leaf + 39pp, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1797. £10.00

  263. House of Commons HOLYHEAD AND PORTNYNLLEAN HARBOURS Copies of the Reports of Sir John Rennie and Mr. Page, on the Harbours of Holyhead and Portdynllean. Printed 9 August 1844. 30pp., folio, disbound. At the end are 2 (of 3) folding lithographed plans, one showing prevailing winds, the other a folding coloured lithographed plan of Holyhead Bay by Thomas Page, 25" x 35", showing the Suggested Breakwater for a Harbour of Refuge. At the left and right of the plan are sections of the breakwater. Light waterstain at one corner of chart of winds... together with... COMMUNICATION WITH IRELAND. COPY OF REPORT ON HOLYHEAD AND PORT DYNLLAEN HARBOUR by Captain Back and Captain Fair, to the Lords Commissioners of the Admiralty. Copy of Report of James Walker, Esq., Civil Engineer... Ordered... to be Printed 19 February 1844. 43pp., folio, plus cover leaf last page with docket title. With a folding lithographed plan of Holyhead Harbour, and at the end are 6 more lithographed hand-coloured plans, three of which are folding and comprise a fine chart of Holyhead Harbour with design for the extension of the Packet Pier and a Breakwater; a chart of 'Porth Dyn Llaen Harbour' with design for Packet Pier and Harbour; 'Sketch of Part of the Coast of Caernarvonshire and Anglesea Shewing the Relative poistions of Holyhead and Porthdynllaen Harbours and of the Lighthouses Adjacent'. The other plans are one-page and show railway communication. 2 items. Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be Printed, 19 February,and 9 August 1844. £130.00
    Page and Fair came to the conclusion that 'Port Dynllaen is not in itself eligible as a port of communication with Dublin' due to the deep tidal bay, foggy weather and the 'great labour and still greater outlay' of constructing a dock below the steep banks of earth and sand.

  264. Llandrindod Wells PHOTOGRAPH Grand Pump, Llandrindod Wells. Hudson's Series. Albumen print, size 8" x 11", unmounted, showing musicians playing in the bandstand, buildings in the background, a few people seated on benches in foreground, with a lady in a bath-chair pulled by a donkey, tall pine trees. Small crease at bottom left corner. Title in plate in white. c1890. £22.00

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

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  266. African Company AN ACT for abolishing the African Company, and transferring to and vesting in His Majesty all the Forts, Possessions, and Property now belonging to or held by them. 3pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1821. £14.00
    The territories on the West Coast of Africa 'between the 20th Degrees of North and South Latitude' were to be annexed to Sierra Leone.

  267. Apprentices AN ACT for better regulating Apprentices, and Persons working under Contract. 4pp, plus title leaf, small folio, disbound. Decorative initial letter with cupids, black letter. Act of Parliament. 1766. £18.00

  268. Bartholomew's MAP OF THE BRITISH ISLES Showing The New Grouping. Each Group is Distinguished by a Separate Colour. Fully colour-printed map, size 32" x 29". Linen-backed, folding into printed wraps. With inset Enlargement of South Lancashire and Yorkshire District, Edinburgh and Glasgow District, and London and Suburbs, and three other insets. Also shows shipping lines, canals, railways under construction. n.d. c1930. £30.00

  269. Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire PARTICULARS OF VERY DESIRABLE FREEHOLD ESTATES comprising the Vine Farm... First-class Garden and Arable Land at Langford.... Fertile Land at Clothall.... to be Sold by Auction.... July 24, 1862. 3pp., folio, including completed Memorandum. Large folding hand-coloured plan. 1862. £32.00

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

  271. Edward VII IN MEMORIAM CARD 1910. Embossed card in silver and grey, circular photograph stuck on, surrounded by drapes and crown. Size 6" x 4", in booklet form, bound with black ribbon, printed insert with details of his titles, birth, marriage etc. 1910. £10.00

  272. Eerste Nederlandische Globe Industrie CARDBOARD GLOBE made up of two folding circles which open out to show four maps covering the whole globe. Card feet which enable the maps to stand up, show flags of the world. Names of countries and names of flags in French. Red dotted lines show shipping routes. n.d. 1950's. £34.00

  273. Essex and Hertford ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. In four sheets, each sheet dissected and linen-backed and folding into small 4to blue paper wraps, overall size 24" x 35". Border at top and left sides only. A few very light browning spots in south-east sheet. 1840's. £75.00
    Covers Royston, Thaxted, Halstead, Witham. Corresponds to Margary state 3, although this copy has 'price eight shillings' top left (slightly clipped at the top), and Margary only mentions a price of fourteen shillings.

  274. Exe Estuary ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size approx. 24" x 35". Mounted on linen, folding into to small 8vo, edges bound with silk tape. Area from the R. Otter to Lyme Regis tinted to show geology, though there is no key on this sheet. Some light brownish spotting throughout sea area, and at two places at left edge... together with... SHEET XXI, in same format. Some areas between Musbury and Taunton hand-coloured to show red marl & sandstone, 'slaty beds much inclined, below the sandstone' 'Shanklin sand' and chalk, with key in margin. 2 items. c1830. £75.00
    Covers Tor Bay, Lyme Regis, Crediton, Ilminster, Ottery St. Mary.

  275. French Departements THIRTY CHROMOLITH CARDS with maps of the different Departements. Each card size three and a quarter inches by four and a half inches, chromolithographed in bright colours, some with gold backgrounds, with the map surrounded by scenes of local produce, figure in local costume, etc., badge of the departement. Verso blank. c1890. £40.00
    The card for 'Pyrenees Orientales' for example shows a man in red cap and blue striped trousers, with pots of honey, sardines, tuna, keg of wine, oranges etc.

  276. French school copy books CAHIER DE GRAMMAIRE Paule Julliany. Manuscript fair copy book, size 11" x 7", sewn into wraps with manuscript title as above. 24 pages, plus some blanks. First page with decorative calligraphic title 'Abrege de Grammaire'. Brief description of parts of speech with headings in large letters, some decorated with small leaves. Margins ruled in ink... together with... CAHIER A ANALYSES Paule Julliany. Similar format copy book, 12p., consists of ten maxims, e.g. 'Une douce reponse adoucit la colere', written in large letters, with grammatical word by word analysis underneath. Front wrap lightly stained. At the end of the book is a rough family tree, in pencil, of the Leon family (many were notaires) with revolutionary and later dates (up to 1830). Shows a Paule Josephine-Felicite Julliany who married Cesar-Auguste Leon. 2 items. c1830. £36.00

  277. Garnet (J), Publisher VIEWS OF THE ENGLISH LAKES Fifteen engraved views. Lacks wraps. Decorative title with two soldiers. Size of views approx. 3" x 5", overall size 5" x 9". Tissue guards c1850. £15.00
    Four of the pages have double views in two adjacent circles. Includes Mill on the Stock, Ambleside; Barrow Fall; Dungeon Ghyll; Rydal Water; Windermere.

  278. Great Northern Railway AN ACT to enable the Great Northern Railway Company to construct Stations at Knottingley and Wakefield; to increase their Capital; to enlarge their London Station... 15pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1851. £10.00

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

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

  281. Harbours COPY OF THE RECEIPT OF EVERY HARBOUR in the United Kingdom, for each of the last Three Years, stating the several Heads of Income.... the Expenditure for each of the same Years... 91pp., folio, disbound. Last leaf with docket title. Ordered by the House of Commons, to be Printed, 25 July 1845. £35.00

  282. Harvey (Sir Charles) LOG OF THE SCHOONER YACHT 'DARING' of Cowes, Bound for Falmouth, Owner and Captain Sir Charles Harvey Bart. 17th July 1877 - 9th Aug 1877, and July 19-21st, 1879. Printed Log Book, size 13" x 11", with columns for hour, Courses, Winds etc., and a large column for 'Remarks'. Printed label, worn at edges, with details entered in ink. Blue paper covered boards, paper torn away at corners, morocco spine, lacks morocco down spine. 4 printed pages at the front on 'Treatment of the Apparently Drowned' etc., with illustrations. 32 pages of entries in all. There are few entries in the columns for 'Winds' etc., all the information being in the 'Remarks' columns. The first section details the trip from Dover, to Beachy Head, Newhaven, Cowes Bay, and ends at Southampton Water. There follows a small section Ryde - Lowestoft, then a description of a race they enter at Great Yarmouth - 'the course was so small we had to turn to get canvas on her... met with some damage by a sail swinging down on us breaking.... the figurehead' (next to this is a drawing of 'Sir C' threatening to throw himself overboard in frustration). The last section, to Margate, is mainly a series of humorous poems - comic opera style, 'Chorus of Indignant Crew', 'Chorus of Angry Captain' etc.. with pencil sketches. 1877-9. £70.00

  283. Kent and Surrey AN ACT to authorize the Trustees of the Will of the late Anthony Harman to grant Building, Improving and other Leases... 2pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1849. £12.00
    Includes 3p. Schedule of properties, with occupiers, in Croydon, Tatsfield, Keston, Chelsfield, Merstham etc. Also mentions the testator's twenty Steam Boats Shares, and his Shares in the Literary Institution at Gravesend.

  284. Lake District VALENTINE'S SNAPSHOTS 12 Real Photographs For Your Album. Ambleside, Grasmere & Rydal. Photographs size 3" x 3", in printed card envelope. n.d. 1930's? £5.00

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

  286. Le Marchant family BILL of G. Potbury to Mrs. Le Marchant, May 6th - June 1st, 1805. 28 items listed on plain sheet size 11" x 6". Small receipt attached 'including Mrs Andros' bill'. 1805. £9.00
    Includes music stool, a pair of mahogany bedsteads, mahogany knife box, 6 yds. carpet.

  287. London Midland and Scottish Railway LIST OF STATIONS AND MAP of the London Midland and Scottish Railway. 24pp., size 11" x 8", printed wraps. Four maps, printed in red and black, in back pocket, each map size 24" x 20", key map to sheets inside front wrap. 1939. £36.00

  288. Lorne (Marquis of) LETTER to a Mr. Bull, signed 'Lorne', embossed one-line address 'Kensington Palace', dated July 5, 1894. 2p., small 8vo., conjoint leaf pasted to a sheet of paper which is the same size. 1894. £9.00
    Thanks the writer for his note, and encloses a letter for him to forward to someone. The Marquis of Lorne was the fourth Governor of Canada. When he returned to England he lived at Kensington Palace (his wife was Princess Louise, daughter of Queen Victoria).

  289. Malicious Damage to Mines etc. AN ACT for making perpetual several Acts.... for preventing Theft and Rapine on the Northern Borders.... Persons going armed in Disguise... breaking down the Bank of any River... and also.... Punishment of Persons maliciously setting on Fire any Mine, Pit... 5pp, disbound, plus cover leaf. Act of Parliament. 1758. £12.00

  290. Malvern, Scotland, Lake District SKETCH BOOK Mary Swainson, Malvern, Sepr. 1846. Sketchbook size 6" x 9", half calf. Front inner hinge broken. 25 drawings in soft pencil, of views in Malvern, Scotland and the Lake District. Views all titled and dated, some with the day's date as well as the year, except for two or three. 1846-50. £70.00
    Views include: Little Malvern; The River, Great Malvern; Bay of Beaumaris; The Sisters Isle, Windermere; St. Catherine's, Windermere; Patterdale; Bolton Abbey; Arrdaroch, Loch Long; Loch Long from Arddaroch; Dousby Castle, Oban; Loch Long from Ballachulish Inn; Loch Leven & Slate Quarries; Bowness; Inn, Ballachulish; Cathedral & Bridge, Dunkeld; Loch Katrine from Trossachs; Loch Katrine; Elein's Isle, Loch Katrine; Menai Bridge.

  291. Newfoundland AN ACT to regulate the rebuilding of the Town of Saint John's in Newfoundland, and for indemnifying Persons giving up Ground for that Purpose. 4pp, small folio, portion torn from inner margin, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1820. £14.00

  292. Norfolk and London PROBATE of the Will of John Mann Nelson. Vellum sheet, size 24" x 28", manuscript, with printed administration certificate attached, with manuscript inserts. Large papered seal on tag. 1879. £18.00
    Makes numerous charitable bequests, including to The Brixton Orphanage for Fatherless Girls, recently established by Revd. Spurgeon; Miss Macpherson's Home of Industry in Spitalfields; and money to the Churchwardens of East Dereham, Norfolk, to be invested and used to provide funds for 200 poor people in the parish regardless of 'Creed or Nationality', to be called 'The Nelson Charity'.

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

  294. Northumberland, Durham, Scotland PAPERS RELATING TO THE LYON FAMILY ESTATE and Hetton le Hole. 1796 - 1801. Bundle of papers including (i) An Abstract of Wm. Hutchinson's Account as Agent to the Execr. of the late Honble. Mrs Lyon for Hetton Estate from May day to Marts. 1796. 4p., 4to, in booklet form held with pin at centre fold. Account for rents, hay, poor and highway cess, garden bill, 'to George Walker for Timber for a Barn floor' etc., together with four similar booklets, half-yearly accounts for 1797 and 1798. (ii) Dr. The Honble. Mrs Lyon to The Excrs. of he Honble. Thomas Lyon Sept. 1796 - June 1797. 2p., large folio. (iii) The Honble. Mrs Lyon to C. Wren. Sept. 1796 - Sept. 179. Debit and credit account, 4p., folio. Includes cash in bank, Hetton rents, payments to Goldsmith, Coachmaker etc., 'to Mr Bowes for horses', 'half year's interest of £8325 of the Earl of Strathmore', 'of P. Proctor of Glammis for Sundry Crops', 'Mr Lyons subscription to Houghton Church Organ', 'Pd Lewis Legg on account of work done in the Colliery... £200.' (iv) Papers relating to the case in Chancery of Mary Wren, widow v. S. Hinton and others. Includes: Copy charge of John Ord as Trustee under the will of Hon. Thos. Lyon (refers to T. Lyon's will of 1788). 19p, large folio, held at corner with pin; Collection of Affadavits including Wm. Hutchinson, Steward of Thos. Lyon, 6p., folio, 1801., of Mary Lyon of Hetton House, Durham, Widow of T. Lyon. 6p., folio, of Mr. Proctor of Glammis Castle, 4p., 4to. (v) Lawyer's bill. The Hon. Mrs Lyon & Sir. Vane Tempest to the Representative of C. Wren Decd. 5p., folio. Includes items such as 'Journey to Durham to meet Dean & Chapter... chaise hire', 'Drawing up Colliery lease Mrs Lyon to Sir Henry Vane Tempest 69 folios £4.12s', 'Wayleave lease 55 folios £3.13.4d'. 1800. (vi) The Execrs. of the Honble Thos. Lyon to C. Wren. Lawyer's bill for drawing up deeds, recoveries etc. Includes much legal work for 'your purchase from Mascall'. 5p., folio. 1800. (vi) Nine letters to Robert Thorp at Alnwick 1800-1801, most with postmarks, together with 7 copy letters by Thorp in reply to Mr. Griffith about the Lyon/Wren case. 1796-1801. £220.00
    The Lyon family were ancestors of Queen Elizabeth the Queen Mother, who was a Bowes-Lyon. Thomas Lyon, who was a member of Parliament, married Mary Wren of Binchester. He died in 1796.

  295. P & O Ports SUEZ CANAL Leaflet giving a history and description of the canal. Two pages of text, title on front with coat of arms, printed in red and blue, map on verso showing canal from Port Said to Suez Bay. Some slight creasing. c1928. £12.00

  296. Pankhurst (Christabel), Editor THE SUFFRAGETTE No. 35 Vol. 1. Friday, June 13, 1913. The Official Organ of the Women's Social and Political Union. Facsimile of Memorial issue of the newspaper, 20pp., size 16" x 12", large illustration on front page showing an angel in front of race spectators with a halo 'Love That Overcomes' 'In Honour and in Loving, Reverent Memory of Emily Wilding Davison. She Died For Women'. 'Miss Davison, who made a protest at the Derby against the denial of Votes to Women, was knocked down by the King's horse and sustained terrible injuries of which she died on Sunday, June 8th, 1913.' Facsimile of issue of 1913. £25.00

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

  298. Peerage MANUSCRIPT PEDIGREES of British earls, barons, etc. 28p, neatly written in a small hand, in small 8vo notebook, one calf board, detached, back board and spine missing. Gives name of peer, date of birth, marriage, wife's name, and list of issue, date of creation. e.g. 'Francis Godolphin Osborne Baron Godolphin of Farnham Royal. b. 11 Oc. 1777 m. 31 March 1800 Eliz. Charlotte Eden dr. of Wm. 1st Lord Auckland and has Issue... creation 10th May 1832...' n.d. probably 1830's. £40.00

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

  300. Rawlinson (Lord), Commander-in-Chief, India PROGRAMME of the Ceremony on the 31st March 1925 for The late Lord Rawlinson, Commander-in-Chief in India. 3p., folio, plus title on front page. Loosely inserted are two sheets with preliminary instructions re. train, pall-bearers etc. Split down most of spine, traces of fold. 1925. £15.00
    Gives very detailed arrangements. Lord Rawlinson died on 28th March, in Delhi, and the body was taken to Bombay.

  301. Robbery AN ACT for the more effectual preventing of Robberies and Thefts upon any navigable Rivers, Ports of Entry or Discharge, Wharfs and Keys... 2pp., plus cover lear. Sm. folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1751. £9.00

  302. Sailing SAIL TRAINING INTERNATIONAL RACE Torbay - Lisbon, 1956. Britannia R.N. College, Dartmouth, Devon. Folder of 14 black and white photographs, prints size 6" x 8", showing ships, mostly just one ship, see close up. Title printed on folded, as above. Small mark on folder, later bookplate inside flap. 1956. £24.00
    This became the 'tall ships' race.

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

  304. Sotheby & Co. CATALOGUE of Valuable Printed Books, Fine Bindings, Autograph Letters and Historical Documents... 15th and 16th July, 1957. 86pp., 8vo, printed wraps, slightly rubbed at base of spine. 1957. £9.00
    Includes letters from Nathaniel Hawthorne, George Bernard Shaw, Charlotte Bronte, George Washington, etc.

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

  306. South-eastern Railway AN ACT to alter and divert the Line of the South-eastern Railway from a Point thereon in the Parish of Chiddingstone in the County of Kent, so as to join the London and Brighton Railway at Redstone Hill in the Parish of Reigate... 21pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1839. £14.00
    With a seven-page Schedule of property with Owners, Occupiers etc. in parishes in Kent and Surrey.

  307. Spanish trade TWO NOTEBOOKS in Spanish, one an account book, the other a book of model documents for students of commerce. The first one has the words 'Cliper. Maria Guadalupe 1854' inside front wrap. The accounts are dated between Dec. 1854 and Dec. 1855, and list items with prices of materials used in construction such as planks, screws etc., possibly for ship building (e.g. 'cadenotes', 'cabilla arponada', 'mesas de guarnicion', 'para el molinete'). Whether these are items bought or sold is not clear. The accounts are signed off by Juan Guereca. 29p., stiff marbled wraps, some pages coming loose. Wraps and endpapers grubby. The second notebook consists of 'modeles' of receipts, business letters, formal announcements of births, deaths etc., invoices in tablular form, bills. 4to, stained and rubbed stiff wraps, with water-colour of sailing ship on back wrap. 24p. 1855. £28.00

  308. Sussex, Hants., Surrey AN ACT authorizing the Application of Part of the Trust Funds subject to the Trusts of the Will and Codicils of the late Sir Timothy Shelley to certain lasting Improvements upon Estates bought under the Trusts of such Will and Codicils. 18pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Leaves secured with staples. 1851. £20.00
    Makes mention of 'the Testator's Grandson Sir Percy Florence Shelley, (son of the Testator's late Son Percy Bysshe Shelley).'

  309. Switzerland MAP of Berninapass. Lithographed map printed in black, blue and brown, scale 1:50,000. Size 29" x 36". Linen-backed and folding into 8vo printed endpapers, small Philips label pasted on. Finely printed with contours in brown and blue, high rocky peaks with hachures. 1909. £20.00
    Title on front wrap 'Topographischer Atlas. Berninapass'. Covers Livigno, Samaden, Poschiano.

  310. Tidal Harbours Commission FIRST REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONERS Presented to both Houses of Parliament by Command of Her Majesty. Folio, disbound, (xiv) + 216 pages. At the end are 5 folding hand-coloured lithographic plans: Southwold Harbour, Harwich Harbour, The River Clyde, The River Tay, Rye Harbour. Printed by Wm. Clowes & Sons... 1845. £95.00
    Witnesses included Alan and David Stevenson, George Stephenson, William Cubitt, the Lord Provost of Glasgow.

  311. Yorkshire, Cheshire MAP OF RESERVOIRS Untitled lithographically printed map in black and two colours, showing some reservoirs in red, some in blue. The area round the red reservoirs shaded pink and marked with acreages. Size 22" x 32". Shows roads, railways, rivers, mills. Covers area from Chesterfield and Sheffield to Holmfirth. c1910. £25.00

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