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Baldock PARTICULARS of a Small but Valuable Estate known as the 'Vine Farm', Possessing extensive Common Rights, and partly bounded by a Trout Stream.... a neat snug House easily convertible into a Sporting Box.... which will be Sold by Auction.... November 9th, 1824.... 3pp, sm. folio, plus docket title, folded. Some wear at one fold in 'Conditions of Sale', three small edge tears. 1824. £42.00
Luton AN ACT for Amending and Repairing the Roads from Luton in the County of Bedford to Westwood-Gate in the said County. Cover leaf + 14pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Attractive woodcut initial letter with flowers. 1727. £16.00
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 (Before the Commissioners for the Execution of an Act of Parliament.... entitled 'An Act for inclosing.... Lands in the Parish of Potton'). 3pp., sm. folio, plus docket title. 1814. £45.00
¶ Lists the Lots with acreage, requirements as to fences. Purchase prices and buyers added neatly in MS.
Teesdale (Henry) BEDFORDSHIRE Fully hand-coloured engraved map, size 16" x 13", with Reference to the Hundreds, Explanation. Coloured border, small compass rose. 1832. £38.00
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Reading Improvements A BILL For Paving, Lighting, Cleansing and Improving the Borough of Reading and a Portion of the Hamlet of Whitley, and for altering and regulating the Market.... and for establishing Water and Sewage Works. 135pp., including 10p of Schedules. Loosely inserted are pages from the 'Reading Mercury, Oxford Gazette' April 24th 1847, with an article on the Bill. Printed on blue paper, sewn at edge. 1847. £24.00
Saint John Bridge to Fyfield Road AN ACT for repairing the Roads leading from a Place called Saint John Bridge in the County of Berks, to a Place called Fyfield Road.... Cover leaf + pages numbered 311-318, disbound, Black Letter, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by John Baskett, 1733. £12.00
Berkshire AN ACT for vesting an undivided Moiety of certain Manors, Messuages, Lands.... late the Estate of Charles Lord Viscount Fane.... in Trustees. 28pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1767. £18.00
¶ Refers to Mansion house and numerous named lands at Basseldon, Berkshire, as well as some lands in Devon.
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Bristol Steamship Company PROSPECTUS Capital £250,000 in 10,000 Shares of £25 each. 1p. Folio, folds, on adjoining leaf are printed Application form and Banker's Receipt form. 9th Jan. 1872. £25.00
¶ 'It is beyond dispute that owing to the absence of a well appointed and regular service of Ocean Steamships the Merchants of Bristol are placed at a great disadvantage...'
Charities IN THE MATTER OF THE CHARITIES OF ALDERMAN JOHN WHITSON being some of the Municipal Charities of the City of Bristol, together with the Foundation called the Red Maids School.... Order by the Board of Charity Commissioners setting out sums payable yearly. 3pp., folio. 1905. £8.00
¶ Includes money for the poor of Clearwell, in Gloucestershire, Burnett in Somerset, poor widows in Bristol etc.
Clifton CONVEYANCE of a lot of Ground and Messuage thereon being No. 1 Victoria Place, near the Victoria Rooms in the Parish of Clifton... Charles Highnam and others to George Barry. Small plan showing plots on verso. 2 large vellum sheets, wax seals... together with.... MORTGAGE of the same property by the Bristol Benefit Building Society. 3 vellum sheets. 1848. £16.00
Clifton LETTER regarding the terms of a lease for no. 2 Harley Place. From J. Warne in Clifton to A. Sarel in Surrey St., Strand, London. 1p, 4to, address panel with broken wax seal on verso, Bristol postmark. The letter is in response to a letter from Mr Bernard which is on the first page. 20th July 1831. £12.00
¶ 'Messrs. Hayman and Co. have given an estimate of £45 for the painting and as they intend papering the Drawing Rooms and bed Rooms it will cost from 25 to 30£ more'.
Clifton Suspension Bridge PRESS CUTTINGS Plastic folder, size 14" x 10", printed with gilt title, containing 26p of newspaper cuttings and transcripts of radio and television programmes on the 100th anniversary of the opening of the bridge, 1964. Pasted inside front cover are two fine black and white original photographs, 6" x 8", of Sir Humphrey Brunel Noble at the bridge. Also in the folder are a menu for the Centenary Dinner, Merchants' Hall, 10th Dec. 1964, together with seating plan. 1964. £25.00
Clifton, Manor of ABSTRACT OF TITLE of Miss Russ and Mr Adams to a Lot of Ground near the Victoria Rooms in the Parish of Clifton and County of Bristol. 33p., folio, tied at corner, folded. Basic sketch plan on verso of one page.The land was 'one third of the Manor of Clifton'. There is a brief schedule mentioning Welsh Leazes, South Ground, The Deans. 1850. £35.00
¶ Details of title from 1668. Refers to an Act of Parliament of 1828 which enabled the Committee of the Estates of Elizabeth Russ to sell lands in Clifton as she was declared a lunatic.
Gardiner, Sons & Co. CATALOGUE OF WOODWORKING TOOLS by Tools & Housecraft Ltd. 256pp., tall 8vo, boards. Numerous illustrations. With prices. n.d. c1950. £8.00
Hudd (Alfred), Bristol author LETTER to Lewis Way from Alfred E. Hudd, thanking him for returning a missing deed he had borrowed from All Saints Church, which must have been 'packed up with the Ashton Court MSS while I was making a sketch of the Smythe merchant mark'. He encourages Mr. Way 'to compile a book on the subject of 'the Smyths of Long Ashton'. 3 sides on headed notepaper, sm. 8vo. Dec. 19th, 1908. £14.00
John Hall & Sons CATALOGUE of John Hall and Sons (Bristol and London). 1899. Decorative card wraps, 4to, cloth spine, wraps soiled. 127pp., with prices. 4 full-plate photos of the works, and numerous illustrations throughout. A page of paint colours on card, a few samples slightly chipped. 1899. £50.00
¶ Includes glass facias for shopfronts, embossed glass, ecclesiastical glass, wooden and porcelain letters, sanitary ware, brass plumbing fittings, brushes, overmantels, kitchen ranges, picture mouldings.
River Avon PENCIL SKETCH showing sailing ship in the horseshoe bend, small rowing boat behind, looking up river towards St. Vincent's Rocks. Titled in pencil on the drawing at the bottom 'on the River Avon. 1842'. Size 9" x 13", buff card mount. 1842. £30.00
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Maidsmorton PARTICULARS OF MORTON HOUSE ESTATE. Late the Residence and Property of Edward Oakley Gray, Esq.... Spacious Family House.... 200 Acres.... A Valuable Water Corn Mill.... Which will be Sold by Auction by Mr Scott, On Friday the 23rd of Aug. 1816. Small folio, 5pp, folded, short split at one fold. 1816. £36.00
¶ With details of the rooms etc., in the house 'A Hall paved with Mosaic Black and White Marble', etc. The property was held under a lease from All Souls' College.
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British Association, Cambridge 1904 MAP OF EAST ANGLIA Prepared specially for the Cambridge Meeting by the Director General of the Ordnance Surveys. Colour-printed map at a scale of 4 miles to 1", folding into 8vo printed paper wraps, worn at spine. 1904. £10.00
Haddenham AUCTION POSTER. To be Sold by Auction, by George Legge at the Three-Kings Inn, in Haddenham, On Monday, the 29th day of June, 1846.... The following Valuable Parcels of Land, Copyhold of the Manor of Haddenham.... Printed on one side only, size approx. 17" x 13", few folds, attractive printing with small hands pointing to lines naming occupiers. Small piece torn from top right margin approx. 1" sq. Clements. Printers, Ely: 1846. £22.00
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Northwich BAKER'S PAPER BAG James Barker, Wholesale and Retail Baker and Confectioner. Size 8" x 6", attractive illustration with wheat stacks and windmill and banner 'Best Wheaten Flour'. Early twentieth century. £6.00
Northwich TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION at the Angel Inn, Northwich... 29th day of July, 1844... Handbill, 1p. folio, conditions of sale attached at top corner. Lists 7 lots, including shops 'Lamb' Inn, Candle Manufactory and Warehouse, Cottages, 3 shares in the Northwich Gas Light & Coke Co. 1844. £24.00
¶ Gives names of occupiers.
West Kirby FINE relating to two messuages two cottages two stables two cowhouses four crofts and two orchards in West Kirby, Thomas Smith and Richard Downham and wife. Vellu, size 8" x 16", printed with manuscript inserts. 1833. £16.00
Wincle and Sutton VALUABLE FARMS AND LANDS TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION by Mr. Ferguson, at the House of Mr Ollerenshaw, The Crown Inn in Wincle..... 9th Day of August, 1855.... 2pp., plus docket title, sm. folio. With schedules of Lane Head, Nettlebeds and High Lee Farms. 1855. £20.00
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(Anon) ENGINE FOR MR GRENFELL Scale 1 inch to a foot, July 9th, 1838. Very fine engineering drawing of a beam engine with a 12ft wheel, titled as above, in ink on cartridge paper, size 23" x 31", the main drawing being a very attractive view of the engine from the side showing the wheel, with two others showing view in plan, and from the back, numerous measurements shown. A few very light foxing spots, and one darker spot, tear 3" from bottom margin, running 1" into drawing. 1838. £180.00
¶ It is possible that this drawing was made for Holman Bros.
Balleswidden Mine, St. Just BALLESWIDDEN DAY BOOK No. 2. 29th August 1845 - 26th October 1861. Small folio ledger, 13" x 8", marbled boards, calf spine, some marbled paper missing from boards, spine rubbed. 258 pages of entries, each page full. List payments for wages, dues, coals, carriage, repairs, office equipment, etc., each disbursement initialled. 1845-61. £240.00
¶ Some examples: 'Dr. Trereife Smelting Co. and Cr. Advrs. To tin delivered this May. £463.13.3d'; 'Dr. owners of 'Mary Ann' and C. Bolitho & Sons for coals, dues'; 'To paid for sundry glass, earthenware, brushes, groceries, meat ale, porter etc. in putting the new engine to work... £7. 8s. 0d.'; 'Donation by Adventurers to St. Austell National School'; 'to repairing Scale Beam for weighing Tin and Coals... 12s'; 'Ticketing expenses at Hemmings this day £1. 14s. 4d.'; 'Carriage samples tin stuff to Truro to be tested... 10d.'; '6 doz. pencils 18s, 100 Quills 10s.'
Bassett (Francis) LETTER to an un-named correspondent, dated 'Lord Plymouth's, Hewell September 20th 1784', concerning the appointment of his brother to the Rectory of Illogan, and the resignation of Peter, mentioning a conversation in which the Bishop had told his brother 'I suppose you will be first presented to the living of Illogan...' 3p, 4to, signed by Bassett. 1784. £20.00
¶ Bassett says he is leaving Hewell in a few days 'to Mr. Cuckfield's in Devonshire, where I shall stay till the Races'.
Bodmin Moor TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets XV.5 and XV.9, scale 1/2500, size approx. 25" x 38". Second edition 1908. £18.00
¶ The first shows Goosehill and Old Quarries, Larkabarrow, Grigg's Down, the second Crowdy Marsh, Casparpool. Much is moor area.
Constantine APPORTIONMENT OF THE RENT CHARGE in lieu of Tithes, in the Parish of Constantine. 40pp., large folio, lacks front wrap and first leaf of preamble. Printed in Columns for Landowner, Occupier, Description, no. on plan, quantity, amount of Rent Charge. Traces of two vertical creases where rolled. 1842. £180.00
¶ Landowners include Caroline Hill, John Borlase, Lord Clinton, Samuel Beauchant, Francis Pender, Rev. Ustick, Cuthbert Tremayne, Charles Fox.
Constantine, Wendron PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Desirable Freehold Properties which Messrs Hocking & Johns will offer for Sale by Auction.... 30th day of July, 1902.... 6pp., folio, folded. One large folding coloured plan and one full page one. Details 24 Lots, in Wendron and Constantine and one field. 1902. £36.00
¶ Includes Gweek Hotel, Gweek Wollas Wharf, Wheelwright's Shop, Tenements of Mellanoweth, Naffean Downs, parts of Crahan Bowling Green, etc.
East Levant, St. Just PETITION of Samuel Higgs, William Davy, an 19 others, petitioning for money due to them from Richard Hewett, Francis Tregurtha and others. 5p, manuscript, large folio, folded, Stannary stamps... with... Answer of Defendent Sealy, denying he was a partner when the mine was abandoned. 3p., folio, repair along split at fold in last page. 2 items. 1839. £34.00
¶ The mine ceased to be worked in May 1837, and no account had been taken from March 1836. Higgs and the others applied for a summons causing 5 of the adventurers to appear so that an account could be taken, the Cost Book shown etc.
Grampound AN ACT to indemnify Persons who shall give Evidence before the Lords Spiritual and Temporal on the Bill To exclude the Borough of Grampound... from sending Burgesses to serve in Parliament.... 2pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1821. £14.00
Gwinear COUNTERPART OF SETT to raise tin, lead, copper etc. in land in Gwinear limited by the Lamin Estate, Wheal Hope Sett, George Duke of Leeds to John Davies of Crowan. Vellum, size 17" x 22", wax seal. Outside dusty. Ink very slightly faded, but completely legible. 1803. £40.00
Helston BOND of Daniel Harbort, John Edwards of Helston, John Buckingham, Chandler and John Eastbury? to the Mayor and Commonalty of Helston. for £115. 1p., sm. folio, conjoint leaf. 4 black wax seals, 5 witnesses. Paper browned and stained, ink faded. 1663. £10.00
Helston LEASE of a moiety of two properties in Lady Street, one late the lands of the Earl of Bath, the other of Richard Sampson, Alexander Cumming of Penrose to Hugh Rogers of Helston. Vellum, 12" x 20", printed calligraphic heading. Signed by Cumming and wife with armorial wax seals. 1752. £20.00
Helston THE DEPOSITION and Examination of Mary Whitford now residing in the Borough of Helston... Deposition regarding settlement, 1p. 4to, manuscript. Signed by Mary with her mark, and by the Mayor. 1820. £18.00
¶ Says she is about 63 and was born in Sithney, married to Edward Whitford of Helston who committed a Felony and was sentenced to death, afterwards commuted to transportation. She had been a servant at an inn in Falmouth.
Helston THE EXAMINATION of Lucinda Hugo of the Borough of Penryn in the said County Singlewoman, taken upon oath before me John Rogers.... who saith that on the thirteenth day of October last past... she... was delivered of a female bastard Child... chargeable to the Borough of Helston, and that John Tremayne, Currier, of the parish of Breage, Labourer, did get her with Child... 16 lines, printed with inserts in manuscript, oblong small 4to, signed with her mark by Lucinda, and by John Rogers, Justice of the Peace. Folds. 1809. £26.00
Illogan ALPHABETICAL LIST OF THE SEVERAL PERSONS NOW PAYING TYTHES to Illogan Rectory. manuscript on 3p., folio, with columns for Name, Christian name, Estate, 1772, 1773, In Arrears, Due, Received. Ink very dark and in some of the heavy down strokes of the pen has flooded, occasionally obscuring the next letter, and the writing on the other side of the paper shows through. However the manuscript is legible. Some slight browning and some edge tears at left hand edge. 1773. £28.00
¶ Among the surnames of payers are: Arthur, Burrell, Blight, Craze, Basset, Harpur, Halse, Nancarrow, Paul, Paynter. Premises mentioned include Carnbray, Philbrick, Rosewithan Mill, Penventon, Trewartha, Blewstone Croft, a seat in the church.
Kea SETT OF GROUND IN KEA William Hill of Canoythenack to John Williams of Scorrier House, comprising part of Wheal Whidden Downs, limited on the East by Bal Due Sett on the South by the new Leat leading to Nicholas Baily's Stamping Mills, and the stones set up as the Southern boundary. 2 vellum sheets, size 21" x 28", wax seal. 1819. £50.00
Lostwithiel ORDER signed by 2 Justices of the Borough that Joseph Jenkins, Cabinet Maker, should pay arrears of wages to Richard Marks. 30 lines, 4to, in a small hand, signed. 1835. £12.00
Lostwithiel WORK DONE ON THE BOROUGH ROADS LOSTWITHIEL for Mr Pomery Mayor. Bill, manuscript, 1p. 4to, listing payment for work in November and December 1796 by Richard White and William Cock. Receipted by White... together with... small receipt for money payed by the Mayor to Edward Way for money paid at the Archdeacon's Visitation Court, 1792, and four Notices, 1834-5, manuscript, 1p, sm. 4to, setting dates for the Special Session for the Highways at the Guild Hall, signed by Justices. 1796-35. £17.00
Ludgvan LEASE FOR A YEAR of the tenement of Polgrean, Thomas Hearle of Penryn to John Millett of St. Erth. Vellum, size 14" x 17", armorial wax seal, ink faded and not easily legible. 1712. £18.00
¶ Sets out boundaries in detail, describing a rivulet 'that runs from the tenement of Collurian to the tenement of Roseveane', and a road that bound the lands.
Manaton TWO LETTERS regarding a dispute between John Dunstan and Farmer Body regarding water courses in Manaton. Comprises a detailed letter to Mr Grylls, Attorney, at Helston, from Dunstan, South Lodge, 23rd July, 1800, 1p., folio, explaining that Mr Body has stopped up the three watercourses which he had a right to: 'there is one to the lower corner of the Lower Plot from the mill water for time out of mind and runs out in the highway... but being out of repare the water is kept back in Manaton meadow to the use of the Mill...', together with a letter to him from the Office of Land Revenue, London, 1st Feb. 1783, confirming his right, pinned to corner. 1783 and 1800. £20.00
Penryn Witnesses A BILL Intituled An Act to indemnify Witnesses who may give Evidence, before the Lords Spiritual and Temporal, on a Bill to exclude the Borough of Penryn from sending Members to serve in Parliament. 2pp. 1828. £12.00
Penwith FIVE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Scale 6" to 1 mile, Sheets LXXIII N.E. (Sancreed); LXXVIII N.W (Sennen); LXXIII S.E (St. Buryan); LXXV S.W Prussia Cove (only a small amount of land shown); LXVII S.E (Chun Downs). First sheet with two markings for land conveyed to P.M.G. 1937 for Post Office radio link, and Admiralty Direction Finding Station, two other sheets with some outlining of fields in blue crayon. Some traces of folds, some minor creasing. Second edition 1908. £24.00
Pilchards TO MARANADE PILCHARDS Recipe, manuscript, 15 lines, together with recipes for Pickle for Brawn, Barley, Broth, Flanburgh Pickle. On both sides of small folio sheet, 3" tear. n.d. c1830. £8.00
Roscarnon LAND MEASURED ON ROSCARNON by Petherick Bunt for the Revd. Mr. Sandys December the 9th 1766. 2p, sm. folio, listing fields, orchards, willow gardens etc., with measurement. 1766. £15.00
Scilly Isles ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LXXXII.15. size approx. 25" x 38", plus margins, scale 1/2500. Surveyed 1888, revised 1906, Second Edition. 1908. £17.00
¶ Shows part of St. Martin's including Knackyboy Carn, School, Boathouses, and out to Little Cheese Rock and Hedge Rock, Lizard Point on Tresco.
Southill MANUSCRIPT SKETCH PLAN of Higher Forder and Lodge. In ink, size 12" x 18", shows buildings, fields, adjoining owners, road from Southill to Callington, some rough notes as to cultivation. Sewn all round the edges to another paper which has some notes on it. n.d. c1800. £25.00
St. Agnes, Scilly Islands THREE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets LXXXIX N.W. and S.W, scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 12" x 18", plus margins, showing the whole of St. Agnes, Melledgan, Annet, The Garrison and Star Castle on St. Mary's, and Sheet LXXXVII N.W showing the whole of Samson, part of Tresco with Abbey etc., part of Bryher. Second Edition 1909. Later printing. £34.00
St. Clements STATEMENT OF MONIES EXPENDED by Mrs Stephens for her son John Wilkins. Apparently intended as a petition to the Judge on Circuit, perhaps to allege grounds for.... retaining possession of lands belonging to her son. Manuscript, 1p, sm. folio, docket titled on verso as above, beginning 'The Humble Petition of Catherine Wilkins' to Lord Bathurst, setting out sums of money spent on behalf of her son 'and that yr. petitioner sold an Estate called Parken orchard in the parish of St. Clements...' Includes money for ploughing, for 24 sheep, for barley, wages to Margaret Trebilcock, 'for my sons Diett in prison £8.0s0d' etc. Folds, some small foxing spots. Signed by Catherine Stephens. 1754. £18.00
¶ Also refers to an estate called Bosoar. She had apparently maintained her sons family while he was in prison for one year.
St. Ives Railway AN ACT to amend "The Saint Ives and West Cornwall Junction Railway Act, 1853." 3pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1856. £10.00
St. Mary's, Scilly Islands TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets LXXXVII N.E. and S.E, scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 12" x 18", plus margins. Second Edition 1909. Later printing. £25.00
¶ The two maps cover the whole of St. Mary's, Great Ganilly, Little Arthur, etc.
Trelyon Bounds, St. Ives PETITION in the Stannary Court of Thomas Bolton of Elm Court, Temple, Tinner and Miner, against Samuel Higgs. Relates to 'certain tin bounds in Uny Lelant and Saint ives calle Trelyon Bounds, Trelyhon Downs Bounds, Trelyon Middle Bounds and Carniney Great Bounds and Carniney Little Bounds.' Manuscript, 4p, folio... with... Answer of Samuel Higgs, 4p., folio... with... Defendant's Account and discharge and Affadavit. 5p. folio. Gives account of ores broken and raised in Trelyon Middle Bounds and Carniney Great Bounds, 1845-9, '450 Barrows sold in the stone' etc. 5p. folio... with... Plaintiffs Statement of Facts and Affadavit, Registrar's Report, Plaintiff's Costs and 2 other Affadavits. All documents with Stannary stamps. 1849-60. £55.00
Truro Water AN ACT for better supplying with Water the District of Truro in the County of Cornwall.... 12pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1875. £10.00
Wendron and Helston MORTGAGE BY LEASE AND RELEASE of sundry Freehold premises in Helstone and by Assignment of Sundry Leasehold Tenements and Tin Bounds in Wendron, John Gundry of Wendron, heir of Richard Gundry of Helston, and Richard Gundry, to Richard Johns and Thomas Grylls. 7 large vellum sheets, two wax seals with porcupine. Browning due to damp on first page, some discoloration of vellum on other sheets, so that ink is faded but always legible. 1784. £75.00
¶ Refers to premises of Boderlogan in Wendron, 60 acres part of the tenement of Viscar, part of Grambla, various Tin Bounds including Wheal Toroock Bounds, Tin Stream Bounds called the Blowing House Bounds, Boderlugan Lower Moor Tin Stream Bounds, Carverth Tin Mine Bounds, Hathizack Tin Mine Bounds, shares in Great Leseandgath Tin Mine, shares in Luck in the Bag Tin Mine, in Hitchingrose Tin Mine and Tin Stream Bounds, in Wheal Grease Tin Mine and Tin Stream Bounds, Wheal Growan Bounds, Good Luck Tin Mine Bounds, Narrow Good Fortune Tin Mine Bounds, Musick Tin Mine Bounds, Tin Mine Bounds on Little Treloquithack, Trussal Great Tin Mine Bounds, and many others.
Wendron TITHE APPORTIONMENT of the Parish of Wendron in the County of Cornwall 1844. 94pp., folio, boards, cloth spine, printed label on front board. Inner front joint broken. Printed in columns giving Landowners, Occupiers, no. on Plan, Description of premises and land, Cultivation, Quantity, Rent-charge. Carlyon, Printer, Helston. 1844. £165.00
¶ Includes Bodilly, Boskenwyn, Calvadnack, Carnkie, Colvenor, Galidna, Grambla, Gweal Hellis, Gweek, Pencoose, Mellangoose.
Wheal Margaret, Uny Lelant, near St. Ives SET OF QUARTERLY REPORTS 1858-1873 Separately published printed Reports, four for each year, 4to, each report 2p, printed on one side of leaf only, name of mine in decorative lettering at head. Comprises Statement of account, giving amounts for labour costs, carriage, merchants bills, Doctor, etc., and Tin sold, details of shares etc., and on the second page a detailed Agents' Report on work in the different lodes, levels etc., equipment installed etc. The earlier reports have a printed letter to the Shareholders with St. Ives and the date, presenting the report, on one side. Agents include Thomas Michell, Thomas Treweeke, John Williams. The set comprises Reports as follows: quarters ending Sept. and Dec. 1858; quarter ending Dec. 1861; the four quarters for 1862; 3 last quarters for '63; quarters for 1864; quarters for June and Sept. 1865; quarters for 1866, and Sept. and Dec. 1867; quarters for March and Sept. 1868; March and Sept. 1869. Then there is a gap of 3 years and the set ends with the two quarters Mar. and June 1873, and a printed letter, 1p., 8vo, to the Shareholders dated 17th April 1874, reporting a Meeting of Wheal Margaret Adventurers relevant to the winding down and sale of the mine materials, and a printed sheet, 2pp. 4to, St. Ives, Nov. 14th 1876, giving an account of the proceeds of the sale of the Mine and Materials. 1858-1874. £300.00
¶ 'in the western run of ore ground we are only driving one level the 90, size of lode not ascertained for several fathoms, the end being carried 4ft. wide and 7ft. high, leaving a portion of lode on either side, and for the present all tribute is suspended, the stuff being more intimately associated with sulphur and arsenic than that raised from the North and South Russoe lodes... for the purpose of keeping the two qualities distinct we are engaged in repairing our Water Stamps together 18 heads and when complete calculate on increasing the returns from this part of the mine pretty considerably....' Wheal Margaret had been worked in the eighteenth century, restarted in 1842, and became one of the most productive mines in the area. In 1874 it became part of the Wheal Sisters group. It is rare to find mine reports in a comprehensive set such as this.
Wheal Medlyn Mine AFFADAVIT in the Stannary Court of William, Grace and Susanna Tresidder, in the case between Thomas Phillips Tyacke and others and Thomas Tresidder... together with.... AFFADAVIT of Thomas Tresidder in the same case. 2p and 3p., sm. folio, folded. Blue Stannary stamps, signed with their marks by the Tresidders. 1850. £28.00
¶ Tells a dramatic story of how the two girls were in the kitchen of the Counting House of the mine, where they lived, and James Wilcocks came with a pickaxe and forced his way into the store-room, smashing the lock, taking various tools etc. Thomas recounts how James Wilcocks returned to Wendron after the mine ceased working 'and sold some of the Machinery and Materials... namely a pair of Shears, a Bob, an axle tree, a Pump, a Smith's anvil and Pair of Bellows...' in defiance of a Vice-Warden's decree.
Wheal Reeth, Lelant PETITION in the Stannary Court of Eliza and Gertrude Hosking, Miners, of Kea, against Thomas Treweek and his wife. 6p., large folio, folded, Stannary stamp. 1851. £30.00
¶ Concerns a dispute between three daughters of Richard Hosking, who had had a share in the mine. They claimed the husband of Margaret Hosking, Thomas Treweek, a Trustee, had refused to hand over dividends to Eliza and Gertrude.
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Brisco PARTICULARS, PLAN & CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Freehold Estate known as Brisco Hill, comprising Mansion House, Garden & Pleasure Grounds.... to be Sold by Public Auction.... 28th September 1887.... 3pp., folio, folded, large attractive hand-coloured folding plan. 1887. £30.00
Buck (S. & L) THE NORTH-EAST VIEW OF MILLUM-CASTLE, IN THE COUNTY OF CUMBERLAND Copper plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 7" x 14", plus wide margins. A good impression. Samuel & Nathaniel Buck, 1739. £40.00
¶ Shows sea in distance, attractive formal arrangement of shrubs along bottom.
Carlisle BILL of The North of England Agricultural Implement Works, Cumberland Foundry, Botchergate. Sm. folio, printed heading with attractive vignette of farmer on horse-drawn harrow. Lists 30 purchasers. c1870. £6.00
Carlisle CONVEYANCE of the Bush hotel and Stables, Carlisle, and other dwelling houses and hereditaments in the Parish of St. Cuthbert, Thomas Wright and others to The Mayor Aldermen and Citizens. Attested copy. 27p. on vellum 4to, in booklet form, with folding plan size 18" x 12", scale 3" = 100ft., showing the different buildings, shaded in pink, with areas etc. 1876. £28.00
¶ Shows vaults, stables,stables, yards, cottages with named occupiers etc.
Carlisle DEED OF COVENANTS relating to land part of the Denton Holme estate, which is to be conveyed for building houses, W. Proud, Coachbuilder, and others to John Brocklebank, Timber Merchant. 2 vellum sheets, size 22" x 27", plan with outline colour by R. Asquith, Surveyor, on verso of one skin, taking up the whole area of the sheet, showing River Calder, Nelson Bridge, Denton Street, Lime Street, Elm Street, and measurements of houses. Signatures of 5 purchasers, with wax seals. Outside where titled dusty. 1864. £34.00
¶ Sets out conditions for building, such as that the paths are to be paved with 'Lazenby or other equally good Flags', there are to be no blacksmiths, coppersmiths, dyers, hatters, or other manufactory.
Carlisle to Workington Road AN ACT for repairing the Road from the City of Carlisle in the County of Cumberland, to the Market and Sea-port Town of Workington in the said County. Cover leaf, pages numbered 3-34, small folio, Black Letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Thomas Baskett, 1753. £12.00
Grinsdale FARMER'S PURCHASE BOOK 1834-43 and 1871. Cash book of Thomas Sibson, size 14" x 6", calf spine, marbled front wrap, lacks back wrap. 26 pages (completely filled) listing items purchased and amounts, 1834-43, and 4 pages for 1872. Many blank pages at end. Includes payments for stock, manure, barley, rye, cow and mare covering, shearing, bills for saddlery, lime, timber, bricks, payments to named workers, taxes, etc. There are also 4p of 1901 accounts, mainly concerning annuities to Jane Sibson, and payments to Building Society. Loosely inserted is a torn folio sheet with manuscript schedules 'Valuation of Grinsdale Estate late the property of Mrs Westray decd.' 1834-1901. £75.00
¶ Items include 'Mr John Graham 12 ewes at 16/- and 10 lambs at 7/-'; 'Mr John Graham three marsh stints'; 'The Earl of Lonsdale young bull', 'Mr Brown horsebreaker'.
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Alfreton, Chesterfield GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet 112. Scale 1" to 1 mile, colour printed quarter sheet. Section at bottom. Linen-backed and folding to sm. 4to. Third edition 1908. £12.00
Castleton AN ACT for regulating the Proceedings in Personal Actions in the.... Courts Baron of the Hundreds of High Peak and Manor of Castleton.... Cover leaf + 30pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1760. £15.00
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Axminster ADMINISTRATION of Ann Liddon Eames, late of Axminster. Certificate printed on vellum with manuscript inserts, size 7" x 7", large papered seal of Archbishop of Canterbury attached. 1811. £10.00
Barnstaple CONVEYANCE of one thirty-fifth share in the New Rooms in Boutport Street, Thomas Britton, Sir Matthew Bloxam, James Thomas, all of London, to Thomas Yallop of Bishops Tawton. Large vellum sheet, rather spotty, with 4 wax seals. 1807. £15.00
Bicton and Stevenstone AN ACT for amending... and modifying certain Conditions as to Residence contained in the Will and Codicils of the Right Honourable John Lord Rolle deceased. 16pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1865. £14.00
¶ Concerns occupation of the Mansion House at Bicton, use of Rolle Arms etc.
Buckfastleigh TO BE SOLD by Public Auction.... at the Sun Inn.... the 1st Day of December, 1862, The Undermentioned Live & Dead Stock.... 1 Cow and Calf, 3 Milch Cows.... Poster, size 17" x 11". Some Off-setting. Creagh, Printer, Ashburton, 1862. £20.00
¶ Lists stock, implements, pasture and arable to be let etc. The farmer 'declining agricultural pursuits' was Thomas Churchyard.
Buckfastleigh TO BE SOLD By Auction... 8th day of May, 1862.... All that Substantially Built Public House With Bake-House, Courtlage, Premises and Garden, called The Royal Oak, Together with a Tenement adjoining, situate in Jordan Street and held for the residue of a Term of 999 years... Auction poster, with some lines in large capitals, size 17" x 11, small piece torn from top corner not affecting text. Creagh, Printer, Ashburton. 1862. £30.00
Colyton ABSTRACT of the title of Mesdames F.M. Lott & L.C. Lott to a freehold dwelling house and garden in Colyton. 9p. folio, in manuscript, detailing title from 1819 when it belonged to John Restorick. 1855. £14.00
Cranford & Son, Publisher VIEWS OF DARTMOUTH AND THE RIVER DART 20 views, some two to a page, in obling 8vo album, gilt title. c1910. £17.00
Dawlish TWO WATERCOLOURS. in the same amateur hand, on a light reddish brown card, each decoratively titled in lower margin, sizes approx. 4" x 7", within painted 'frame' borders, plus margins. The views are titled:- 'Near Dawlish' (view of Cliffs with train approaching, wooded hill with houses in background); 'Rocks at Dawlish' (rock arch with two small figures, house glimpsed through arch). c1850's £26.00
¶ Charmingly, if naively, painted in rather bright colours.
Devon and Cornwall Railway Company AN ACT for authorizing the Devon and Cornwall Railway Company to alter the Line and Levels of Parts of their Railways.... 6pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1868. £8.00
¶ Refers to Okehampton Railway.
Devonport LETTER on engraved letter sheet with engraving of Raglan Barracks with soldiers drilling, size 3" x 4", 3p, 8vo, written by a young man to his sister in Barnes, Surrey. With envelope. 1893. £8.00
Exeter Shire Hall AN ACT for taking down the Shire Hall of the County of Devon, and for building a new Shire Hall in a more commodious Manner. Black Letter. Cover leaf + 12pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1773. £18.00
Frithelstock DEED OF EXCHANGE relating to fields part of Southcott, Emily Lewis and George Boundy. 3 large folio pages, vellum, sewn at edge, plus basic double page sketch plan... toghether with Mortgage relating to same property, 2p, large folio. 1907-8. £14.00
Hartland DEMISE of one fourth part of the tenement of Patterd, John Luttrell of Bampton to Lawrence Waldon of Patterd, husbandman. Vellum, 11" x 24", 32 lines in a neat hand, tag lacking wax seal. 1614. £40.00
Heathfield, near Newton Abbot PLANS PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS FOR THE SALE OF ABOUT 13 ACRES OF LAND With Manufacturing Premises thereon, Together with Two Cottages and a Valuable Building Site. Re John Sampson, Deceased. To Be Sold By Auction.... September 19th, 1910. Folio, folded, large coloured folding plan and 3pp, tear in last page at fold. 1910. £24.00
¶ The premises were those of 'The Ligno Carbon Co.', opposite Candy's premises.
Ilfracombe Chapel HYMNS TO BE SUNG at the Sunday School Anniversary, Sunday August 8th, 1875. Sermons will be Preached... by the Rev. J. Bainton. 3p., 4to., some edge tears. 1873. £7.00
Ilfracombe PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Estate in the Beautiful Neighbourhood of Ilfracombe, to be Sold by Auction... September 8th, 1871... Lot One... Common Hill House... Commanding Sea and Land Views of Great Extent and Beauty. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title, which is spotty. Repaired splits at some folds. 1871. £14.00
Jacobstowe ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXIV.4, scale 1/2500, size approx. 25" x 38". Second edition 1907. £17.00
¶ Shows Jacobstowe at centre of map, River Okement, Broomford Manor, Buskin.
King (Daniel) Sculpt, Newcourt (Richard) Delin. EXONIENSIS ECCLESIAE CATH. FACIES AUSTRALIS Etching, engraved surface 7" x 13", coat of arms and dedication to Solomon Bolton in corner. Ragged along most of top edge, affecting title. c1665. £17.00
¶ Somers Cox 'Devon Topographical Prints' no. 784
Lower Tale ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LVII.6, scale 1/2500, size approx. 25" x 38". Second edition 1905. £15.00
¶ Shows Luton, Lower and Higher Tale, Clyst William.
North Devon ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. X.7. Size approx. 25" x 38", scale 1:2500 (25 miles to 1"). Covers Harbour, Forrabury Common, Pentargon, Peters Wood, the town as far as High Street... together with... Sheet XIV5/XIII.8 (Treligga, Cliffs, Trecarne)... together with... Sheet VII.16 (Pengold, Trevigue, Rusey Cliff). 3 maps. Second Ed. 1907. £34.00
Plymouth CONVEYANCE of no. 9 Diamond Avenue, Breenbank Building Estate, I. Foot and others to J. Brown. 7p., vellum, 4to, manuscript, 6 small wax seals, small coloured sketch plan on last page. 1899. £12.00
Plymouth CONVEYANCE of no. 12 Athenaeum Street, T. Stevens and W. King to Charles Brock. 4p., folio, vellum.. together with COVENANT for the production of Title Deeds relating to a Messuage being no. 12 in Athenaeum St. 1850. Large vellum sheet. 1850 and 1895. £12.00
Plymouth Imports AN ACT to permit the Importation of Tobacco and Snuff into the Port of Plymouth. Pages numbered 1021-1022, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1814. £12.00
Plymouth LEASE of three dwellinghouses and gardens in Duke Street lately erected by Moses Hellyer upon a field called Elliotts, formerly parcel of the Manor of Sutton Pill. Moses Hellyer to John Collier. 1829. Attested copy, made 1850. 2p., folio. 1850. £12.00
Plymouth, Borough of TO GRANITE MERCHANTS AND OTHERS The Commissioners for Paving, Lighting and Improving the Town of Plymouth, do hereby give Notice, that they are ready to receive Tenders from Persons Willing to Contract for the Supply of Granite Curb... The Specifications may be seen, and further particulars obtained, on application to Mr Bampton, the Commissioners' Surveyor... Poster, size 18" x 11", folds. Printed with large type faces. A few calculations in ink in margin and on verso. Jenkin Thomas, Printer. February 28th, 1852. £60.00
Torquay COUNTERPART LEASE of a plot of Ground in the Braddons at Torquay, George Cary of Tor Abbey to William Tapley of Torquay. Large vellum sheet, wax seals. Some minor spotting at one fold. 1824. £15.00
¶ The lease required the attendance of Tapley at the Manor Courts of Tor Abbey. It specifies the building of a house on the land, with stone walls, 'good deal or oak free from sap', slate roof. Mentions 3 'lives' with their place of baptism etc.
Torquay LEASE of Nos 21, 22 and 24 Braddons Row, Fleet Street, Torquay, R. Cary of Torre Abbey to Messrs. Hayward and Weeks. Vellum, size 22" x 28", 3 wax seals, good inset coloured plan size 7" x 7", showing Swan St., George St., and Fleet St., with measurement of properties. 1877. £17.00
Uplyme AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Uplyme.... 28pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1841. £17.00
West Putford RELEASE AND SETTLEMENT of Churchtown Barton in West Putford and Shephards Tenement in Sutcombe upon divers Trusts, Richard Walter of West Putford to Thomas May. Large vellum sheet, ink rather rubbed at some folds. Wax seals. 1853. £12.00
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Blandford Forum DEED OF BARGAIN AND SALE of a part of a messuage in Blandford, John Parker the younger, Doctor in Physick, of Bridport, to Benjamin Way, Clothier, and John Wallis, Merchant, of Abbotsbury. Vellum, size 20" x 25", armorial wax seal on tag. 1703. £28.00
Bridport A LECTURE 'Dante and his Dream' will be Delivered by the Rev. Geo. Hitchcock, B.A. Drill Hall, Sept. 20th, 1894. 3pp., 8vo, small hole in second leaf in top margin. Decorative title... together with... Programme of a Grand Evening Concert by Bridport Choral Society, Rifle Drill Hall Feb 18th 1901. 3pp, 8vo, 2 repaired marginal tears. 'God save the King' crudely pasted over (presumably) 'God save the Queen'. With 4to printed balance sheet for Society's 1901-2 season. 1897-1902. £12.00
¶ Lecture included Lantern slides from Dore, with 'Limelight Demonstrator'.
Bridport, Rampisham, Chesil Beach ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 327. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14" plus wide margins. One small wormhole near Chideock. Published 1892. £18.00
Cary (John) A NEW MAP OF DORSETSHIRE Divided into its Hundreds and Liberties, Exhibiting Its Roads, Rivers, Parks &c. Engraved map, size 18" x 34", fully hand-coloured in hundreds. Linen backed and folding into 8vo marbled wraps. Bottom third slightly spotty from damp, margins rather grubby. Published by J. Cary, March 1st 1831. £30.00
Dorchester LETTER from H. Peacock, Dorchester, Oct. 12th, 1741, to an unnamed correspondent, (possibly someone for whom he acted as agent) about the supply of 'New River Water' and the tax collected., and lost Court Rolls. 'I will remit all the Money I can get from the Tenants, by first Conveyance'. 2p, folio. 1741. £10.00
Dorchester, Wareham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 328. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14" plus very wide margins. Small 'Record Copy' stamp in margin. Surveyed 1885-7, Published 1892. £20.00
Gall and Inglis THE 'HALF INCH' MAP OF ENGLAND for Cyclists, Tourists. etc. Sheet 10. Folding map printed in black and brown, folding into printed limp cloth wraps, 12mo. The word 'Dorset' written in ink on front wrap. c1910. £9.00
Montague (Ja.) THE DEFENDANT'S CASE. HENRY HAYWARD Executor of John Hayward, Defendant. Dame Mary Kinsey, Widow, Plaintiff. In a Writ of Error upon a Judgment of the King's Bench, Reversing a Judgment in the Common Pleas. To be heard at the Bar of the House of Lords on Wednesday the 29th of April 1702. Single printed sheet, size 14" x 11", folds, title on verso. Gives a summary of 'The Case upon the Record.... ' Small British Library stamp on verso, with red 'Discard' stamp. Contemporary MS note at foot of page "Note the Court of Common. Pleas was not unanimous in giveing their Judgment." [London? 1702] £75.00
¶ Not in Mayo's Bibliotheca Dorsetiensis.
Concerns a writ by Sir Thomas Kinsey "directed to the Sheriff of Dorset, commanding him to attach the said Henry, to answer.... Why he broke his Close with Force and Arms in Dorsetshire".
Poole STATEMENT OF CLAIM by Joseph Windmills, concerning an unpaid bond of Sir William Phippard to him for £1000. In Latin, 11 lines on folded folio sheet, browned and rather brittle at edges. 1704. £20.00
¶ Phippard was M.P. for Poole, and Mayor.
Portland, Kimmeridge ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 342. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 18" plus wide margins. One small wormhole in sea area. Revised 1896, Published 1898. £20.00
Sherborne TWO BILLS with printed headings, of Thomas Farrall, Cabinet Maker, Undertaker, Plumbing etc., of Sherborne, for work at the cottages, Long Street, Sherborne. 1882. 4to, together with bundle of other small manuscript bills for reed for thatching, thatching work at Long St., Poor Rate receipts etc. 1879-81. £14.00
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", traces of folds. Wills, Printer, The Axe Fishing Tackle & Gun Warehouse, Axminster. 1852. £22.00
Tolpuddle PHOTOGRAPH of a stone tomb with vague outlines of a figure, between two rows of pews. Size 6" x 8", on card mount, which is foxed. The Latin inscription on the tomb is transcribed on verso, with brief sketch. n.d. c1910. £8.00
Wambrook RELEASE in fee of several pieces of Ground in Wambrook allotted in respect of his Estates, John Beviss of Wambrook to Thomas Lawrence of Chard. Two vellum sheets, vellum slightly browned, size 17" x 28", wax seals. Refers to allotments of Common ground of Wambrook under the Enclosure Act. Lists the plots by number according to the enclosure plan, and the tenements such as White's, Brown's, Warren's, Darby's, etc. qualifying Beviss for them. Loosely inserted is a lease for a year relating to the same transaction. 1809. £20.00
Wareham Docks AN ACT for making and maintaining Docks near to Wareham.... with an Entrance thereto from Wareham Channel. 22pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1849. £18.00
Wareham SIX BILLS for Wareham businesses, all with small illustrations at head. Includes Hooper, Drapers, with view of shopfront and carriage, 1889; Seller, Ironmonger, with vignette of range, 1891; Hooper, Linen & Woollen Draper and Silk Mercer, with small vignette of funeral, 1877 (some damping at bottom edge); Hobbs, Watch and Clock maker, 1890. Various sizes. 1877-1902. £24.00
Wimbourne Lodge AGREEMENT by Oliver Toulmin concerning the sale of an estate at Wimbourne Lodge for £18,000 at auction on 14th September. Manuscript, 2p, signed by Toulmin, witnessed. 1776. £10.00
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Barking, Romford, Billericay ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 257. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 14" x 21". Dissected and linen-backed, folding into 8vo marbled endpapers. 1889. £18.00
Colchester ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXXVII. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo paper wraps. Contours in red. Small area around Sandford Iron Works outlined in blue. Paper slightly darkened overall. Edition of 1924. £18.00
Colchester, Harwich ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 224. Size 1" to 1 mile. Size approx. 13" x 17", plus margins. A few light creases. 1906. £16.00
Second World War AIR RAID WARDEN Enamel sign in blue on white background, size 9" x 3", size of lettering approx. 1" high. Shield with three 'seaxes' above (arms of the county of Essex). Pierced with four holes for screws, one hole with enamel slightly chipped, two small chips in surface at edge. c1940. £24.00
Smith (W.H) MAP OF ESSEX Reduced Ordnance Map for Tourists. Coloured map, linen-backed, size 13" x 19", folding into blue printed cloth wraps, sm. 8vo. Scale 4 miles to an inch. c1900. £10.00
WITH COLOURED PLAN South Weald CONVEYANCE of Hullets Farm in the Parish of South Weald, Revd. Arthur Trazer and Emanuel Keating to Arthur Toovey. Four vellum sheets, size 20" x 26", wax seals, with schedules of fields, etc., plus good manuscript plan on vellum, fully coloured, size 19" x 29", with nos. referring to schedules. Plan shows Bentley Mill, Pilgrim Hall, Hullets Farm, Canterbury Tye Farm. 1866. £65.00
Theydon Bois, Stapleford Tawney ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LVIII. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size approx. 27" x 37". Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo endpapers. Five areas shaded with some fields numbered (presumably relating to a sale). 1880. £25.00
¶ Shows Hill Hall, Roll, Coppersdale Hall, Woolston Hall, etc.
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Allenhall and Westbury on Severn ALLOTMENT TERRIER. Compiled by Francis Attwood, Surveyor, under the direction of the Inclosure Commissioners awarding `such parts of the lands to be inclosed as are next hereinafter specified in exchange for the other Lands in the said parish described.' 21 sheets, written on one side only including 18 sheets ruled in columns listing persons interested, lands specified, fencing, etc. There is also a column for `Numbers on Plan', plan not present. Vellum sheets, size approx. 20" x 19" sewn at foot, with a broken wax seal, last 3 leaves partly stained not affecting legibility, top sheet slightly dusty. 1851. £90.00
Berkeley Castle LETTER signed 'Fitzhardinge' to Bruton Knowles & Co. saying he is willing to give 'a Prize of £6. 6s. for the Best Shorthorn Bull in classes 4,5,7 & 9'. On headed notepaper with red coronet above large 'F'. Sm. 8vo, traces of conjoint leaf which has been torn away. 5th Jan. 1906. £6.00
Bourton on the Hill AN ACT for repairing the Road leading from Chappel on the Heath, in the County of Oxon. to the Quarry above Bourton on the Hill.... Cover leaf + 20pp, disbound, Act of Parliament, paper slightly darkened, held with staples. 1731. £18.00
Bourton on the Water PRIME TIMBER for Sale by Auction.... at the New Inn on Monday March 7th 1887, at the New Inn.... 50 very fine Oak, 24 Elm, 44 Ash, and 55 Pollards, standing on Haines' Farm. 3 page catalogue printed in blue on card, describing 33 lots. Crease where it has been folded horizontally. Stow, 1887. £12.00
Cheltenham BILL Completely in manuscript, from Little, Freeman and Weare, Coach Manufactory, Cheltenham, to Revd. E. Ryder, for a second hand Barouche (taking old Phaetonin Exchange), and painting Arms, Crest and Motto. 8vo, small edge tear. Mar. 15th, 1856. £8.00
¶ The total was £72.00 including conveying to Ham House.
Coleford RECONVEYANCE in fee of Premises in Coleford, Messrs. Howells by direction of Mr. Williams and wife, to James Yarworth. Two large vellum sheets, five interesting wax seals, diameter just over an inch, showing the bust of a Roman or Greek soldier with a curly beard, helmet, shield 1815. £24.00
Forest of Dean Court AN ACT to abolish the Court of Saint Briavel's, and for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Hundred of Saint Briavel's.... 28pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1842. £14.00
Forest of Dean Mines and Quarries AN ACT for regulating the opening and working of Mines and Quarries in the Forest of Dean and Hundred of Saint Briavels in the County of Gloucester. Pages numbered 325-360, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1838. £24.00
Gloucester AN ACCOUNT OF THE RECEIPTS AND PAYMENTS of the Corporation of the Governor and Guardians of the Poor of the City of Gloucester, from 30th April, 1833 to 30th April, 1834. Folio sheet printed on one side only, folded, with Receipts (mainly from Rates) on left and Payments on right. With two extra sections at bottom for the School in Northgate Street and for Lighting the Public Lamps. Power, Printer, Gloucester, 1834. £45.00
¶ Payments include salaries, soap and candles, apothecary, weaving, apprentice fees, 'on account of Cholera', relief to vagrants, lunatics, etc.
Horsley, Analytical Chemist MR. J. HORSLEY Consulting and Analytical Chemist... Begs to call the attention of the Medical Profession... Agriculturalists, and the Public generally, to the following Scale of Fees and Charges... Single 4to sheet, printed on one side only, listing charges for Assaying Ores, Testing Water, Analysing Guano, Soils, Manures, etc. '389 High St. Cheltenham' in ms. at bottom. Traces of folds. n.d. c1880. £16.00
Lechlade WILL of John Loder of Lechlade. 5p folio, tied with tape at top. Signed in 1723 as being a true copy by T. Greenway and John Loder. 1719. £40.00
¶ Refers to indentures between John Loder, Thomas Becke, Sir William Juxon and William Dutton, concerning a share in lands in Lechlade called Paradise, 106 acres, a share in the crop of 90 acres of land, and part of the pasture after March and later flooding of 'a great Mead in Lechlade called the Town East Mead containing 200 acres', which lands were to be mortgaged after his death to raise money for his son John.
Stow-on-the-Wold ADVERTISING SHEET for G.H. Francis' Grocery and Provision Stores, Market Place. Size 11" x 9", printed in blue, with fine view of the front of the shop, with customers on the pavement, and view through the door into the shop, size of view 6" x 6", coat of arms above. Folded, two 3" splits at folds, repaired on verso, and one smaller split. c1880. £20.00
Stow-on-the-Wold TURNERIUS a Lay of Ancient Stow. A satirical poem 'Suggested by recent proceedings at a Vestry Meeting at Stow', describing a tussle over the local archives, naming 'Parkerum, the lawyer', Blizard, Collins, Turner and others. 22 stanzas printed in two columns on paper 11" x 6", a few rust spots. n.d. c1890. £28.00
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Bramley, Pamber and Monk Sherborne CATALOGUE OF UPWARDS OF 44 ACRES OF USEFUL UNDERWOOD, and upwards of 400 Small Oak, Elm, & Ash Trees & Saplings... To be Sold by Auction... At the Queens College Arms, Pamber End, on Friday, the 18th of November, 1853.... Poster, size 17" x 13", slightly off-set. H. Cooke & Co., Printers, Oxford, 1853. £18.00
¶ Includes an extensive list of the items in the sale.
New Forest AN ACT for the better Preservation of Timber in the New Forest.... and for ascertaining the Boundaries of the said Forest, and of the Lands of the Crown within the same. Pages numbered 683-695, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1800. £12.00
Southampton, Romsey ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 315. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Linen-backed and folding into sm. 8vo marbled wraps, Stanford label. c1890. £16.00
Winchester ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet L.1.12, scale 10.56ft. to 1 mile, size 25" x 36", linen-backed. The map has been used to mark out a new road from opposite the Bell Inn to the railway, with areas shaded in pink and blue recording land sales etc. Surface rather dusty, some repaired edge tears. Surveyed 1871, Re-Zincographed 1886. £20.00
¶ Shows Whiteshute Lane, chalk pits, railway and signal house, Gardner's Arms and Bell Inn.
Worldham area ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheets XXXVI.9, scale 25" to 1 mile, size 25" x 36". Edition of 1910. £12.00
¶ Shows Lode Farm, Green Street, St. Nicholas Church.
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Brent Pelham A COPPY OF MR. ADAM WASHINGTON HIS WILL date 1st August 1665. Will of Adam Washington of Beeches in Brent Pelham. 7 pages, large 4to, tied at top with tape. Beautifully written. Attested copy, 'examined with the original' and signed by James Peters, and Jacob Heatley his servant. 1665. Copy, probably late 18th century. £30.00
¶ Leaves his lands and houses in trust for his children, except for his house in Hatfield at Roe Green and St. Peters parish of St. Albans which he leaves to his brother, a fellow of King's College, Cambridge.
Childwick, Court Baron of ADMISSION of William Rossen(?) Senior. Vellum, 4" x 12". 1" split in vellum at left edge, letters slightly rubbed at edge, and ink untidy. 1711. £16.00
Great Hormead, Hare Street, and Anstey, Buntingford PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Valuable Freehold Estates.... known as "Brick House farm," Great Hormhead, containing about 119 Acres, 1 Rood, 35 Poles, also An Enclosure of Freehold Arable Land.... To be Sold by Auction by Messrs Harding & Son. On Thursday, June 29th 1911. Folio, 7pp, large folding coloured plan in pocket at rear, original wraps, loose in case. Traces of vertical fold on front wrap. 1911. £22.00
Tring A CATALOGUE OF THE UNTHRASHED CORN Household Furniture, and other effects, of Mr. James Gomm, at Dancers End, in the Parish of Buckland, Bucks, For Sale by Auction.... 13th September, 1831... Under a Distress For Rent. Poster, size 14" x 10", folds, small piece torn from top right corner, just affecting end of one word. 1831. £24.00
¶ Lists 32 lots in the house and outbuildings, fire dogs, plait-mill, brass kettles, cherry-tree planks.
Ware Infra, Manor of SURRENDER of yard with the appurtenances in the Middle Row in Ware, Richard Gridley to Richard Dickinson. 1p, sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf. Signed and witnessed. 1778. £14.00
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Kitchen (Thos) HUNTINGDONSHIRE Engraved map, size 9" x 7", plus margins, scale approx. 3 miles to one inch. 1786. £18.00
Walker (J & C) HUNTINGDONSHIRE Engraved map with outline colouring showing areas of three Fox Hunts with small circles to show places of Meets, size 13" x 15", parkland and railway line coloured. With list of polling places, boroughs etc. Centre fold, short split in margin at fold. c1860. £28.00
Warboys TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION By Mr. Lovell, On Monday the 3d Day of June, 1805, At the Crown Inn, in St. Ives.... The Following Estates.... Lists 20 Lots, with acreage and Occupiers. Single folio sheet, 3 folds, slightly creased at edges, small piece torn from margin, manuscript notes in margins as to tenure etc., a few lots have been crossed through. 1805. £30.00
¶ Includes a farm at Woodhurst, a Dwelling House, 'with the Wind Mill, running Gears and Appurtenances thereto belonging' at Fenton, and lands at Bury, Ramsey, St. Ives.
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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. Black ink line drawn from Westgate Bay through Canterbury to Charing (a railway?). Inserted in rubbed and faded slipcase with Wyld label. Electrotype 1876. £35.00
Bilsington, Stone Hill ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXIII. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 35" x 23" plus margins. Some hand-shading of boundaries. Some browning down left-hand margin. First edition 1876. £28.00
Bredhurst, Borden ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXII. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 35" x 23" plus margins. Some hand-shading of boundaries. First edition 1870, O.S. embossed stamp 1878. £30.00
Bromley, St. Mary Cray, Farnborough ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XVI. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 35" x 23" plus margins. Linen backed and folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. Several areas shaded. 2" split at edge of fold in linen. Revision of 1930. £16.00
Dover Pier AN ACT for constructing and maintaining a Pier, Jetty, or Stage, with necessary Approaches thereto, at Dover in the County of Kent. Pages numbered 117-132, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1848. £12.00
Faversham, Hernehill ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXXIV. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36", linen-backed and folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. Water features, main buildings, railways and main roads hand-coloured, four areas in the western section shaded and marked with date (probably relating to estate sales). 1877. £27.00
Hunton LEASE of a messuage and lands at Hunton, William Riche, yeoman, and Thomas his son to William Lysney, yeoman, of Wrotham. In Latin, on vellum size 12" x 15", 34 lines. Signed by the Riches with two wax seals on tags. 1615. £60.00
¶ Refers to places called Spittles, Coxheath, Kitchinfield, Barnehill Green. With detailed description of situation, citing occupiers of land on the west, on the east etc.
Ninington, Barham, Denton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LVII N.E and sheets to North and South. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 35" x 23" plus margins. Linen backed and folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. 3 areas outlined in colour. Third Edition 1909. £16.00
Orpington BILL of Frederick Tremain, Mechanical Engineer, Blacksmith and Farrier, Plumber, Locksmith and Bellhanger... Bill on 4p folio, printed heading with variety of decorative typefaces. Made out to Sir Francis Evans for donkey shoes, making up paint, repairs to kitchen equipment, tools etc. Together with Bills of James Comley and Herbert Miles, both Job and Post Masters, Tunbridge Wells, for hire of fly etc., 1p foolscap, and 1p 4to. 3 items. 1893-1906. £16.00
Rochester to Maidstone Road AN ACT for Repairing and Enlarging the Road leading from the House called The Sign of the Bells, in the Parish of St. Margaret in Rochester, to Maidstone, and other Roads therein mentioned, in the County of Kent. Cover leaf plus pages numbered 515-537, disbound, Black letter, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by John Baskett, 1728. £15.00
Wooll (G), Pr. and Pub. RAMSGATE FROM ALBION PLACE Drawn by G. Rowe. Lithograph, size 6" x 9", plus half inch margins. c1840. £20.00
¶ Attractive view looking across harbour to terrace with balconies on clifftop.
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Bacon's PLAN OF MANCHESTER Size approx 12" x 18", single fold at centre, printed in 3 colours. Scale 4" to 1 mile. Street index printed down sides. c1885. £20.00
Cruchley's ROAD AND RAILWAY MAP of the County of Lancashire. Showing all the Railways and Names of Stations, also the Turnpike Roads, Villages.... Colour-printed map, linen-backed, folding into attractive coloured illustrated cloth wraps. Published by Gall & Inglis. c1900. £15.00
Davies (B.R) PLAN OF LIVERPOOL Lithographed plan, size 25" x 17", central fold, scale 6" = 1 mile. 1860. £65.00
¶ From 'The Dispatch Atlas'Shows buildings, street names, parkland, etc.
Dean (R. & W.) A PLAN OF MANCHESTER AND SALFORD Engraved plan, size 18" x 26", trimmed to neatline. Traces of folds. Scale approx. 2" = a quarter of a mile. Fine cartouche top left with view of town in distance, smoking factory, bale of cloth, crouching lion. Small compass rose. Light brownish spotting on two thirds of plan. Published by R. & W. Dean, 1809. £90.00
¶ Covers area from Oldfield Lane in the West to Chancery Lane in the East, Strangeways Hall in the North to Grosvenor Square in the South. Shows buildngs, streets (named), parkland, gardens, pools, churches, public buildings, workhouse, foundry, House of Recovery, bowling greens, canal, etc.
Eccles School NOMINATION of Thomas Scholes to perform the Office of Schoolmaster in the Parish School of Eccles, from C. Poole, Vicar of Eccles, to the Lord Bishop of Chester, 1766. 1p, folio, in MS, impressed tax stamp. Attested copy of 1781 extracted from the Episcopal Regsitry. Blank conjoint leaf, with docket title on verso, folded. 1781. £15.00
Lancashire TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet 67 (Garstang, Ribchester), Sheet 59 (Lancaster, High Bentham). Each size 13" x 18", plus margins. 'Outline Series' stamp in right margin. 2 items. 1913. £25.00
Lancaster Marsh AN ACT for embanking, draining, and otherwise improving, a certain Stinted Pasture, called Lancaster Marsh, in the County Palatine of Lancaster. Cover leaf + pages numbered 171-176, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1796. £15.00
McCardy (J) Pub. THE WEEKLY RECORDER and General Commercial Intelligencer. Vol. 1 no 1. Newspaper, 4pp., size 15", fold. Attractive woodcut of stem packet, brandy still, in adverts on front page. Manchester, Thursday May 6, 1819. £22.00
¶ Contains notices for sale of Cotton Mill at Offerton, and many other auctions, performance of 'The Slave', report on The Liverpool Market, Canal Shares, Dock-Stocks, etc. Some minor light staining in margin on first page. Small edge tear at fold.
Robinson (T) and Son, Rochdale CATALOGUE ILLUSTRE des Machines - Outils a Travailler Le Bois. 1892. 6ieme Serie. 117 pages, in French, decorative stiff wraps in red, green and gold, showing gold medals gained etc., back wrap with woodcut view of the works. Profusely illustrated, with description and tables of dimensions etc. 1892. £75.00
¶ Shows machines for planing, sawing, polishing, cutting mouldings etc.
Ulverston, Broughton in Furness ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 48. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19" plus wide margins. Main roads have been shaded in brown. Admiralty stamps in margin. Published 1905. £18.00
Wigan SEVEN MANUSCRIPT MINING PLANS in ink and colour on wax cotton, all relating to John Leyland's Estate. Two large plans size 25" x 38", and five smaller ones approx. 18" x 28". All 30 yds. to an inch. Shows parts of workings, coloured according to date, in: Wigan Two Feet Mine, Ince Deep Yard Mine, Lower Yard or Bulldog Mine, Higher Yard Mine (the last two part of Amberswood and Hadley Hall Collieries). 1909-32. £55.00
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Deeping Fens AN ACT for amending and rendering more effectual, several Acts.... for draining and preserving certain Lands called Deeping Fens, in the County of Lincoln. Pages numbered 551-562, Black Letter, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1773. £15.00
Gainsborough AN ACT for rebuilding the Parish Church of Gainsburgh.... Cover leaf + 13pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Attractive decorated initial letter. 1736. £16.00
Lincoln AN ACT for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor of the several Parishes within the City of Lincoln... and County of the same city... Cover leaf + 52pp., disbound, Act of Parliament. 1796. £20.00
Lincoln PROBATE of the Will of George Coleshaw, Boatman, of Lincoln. Vellum sheet with smaller printed sheet with ms inserts attached, large papered seal. 1887. £10.00
Lincolnshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Sheet LXX. Linen-backed and folding to large 4to with marbled sides. Railway line branching off from Great Northern line in bottom corner through Sleaford and Digby, added in red ink, with stations marked. Two short railway lines marked in Nottingham. c1870. £30.00
North Kelsey PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF VALUABLE AND DESIRABLE Freehold & Tithe Free Estates Siuate at NORTH KELSEY.... Late the property of Sir John Nelthorpe.... Farm Houses, Cottages, Farms and Lands consisting in the whole 1,205a 2r. 38p. Which will be offered for Sale by Auction by Mr. C.J. Calthrop at the Corn Exchange, in Brigg,... On Thursday, the 12th September, 1867. Large coloured folding plan, 13pp, folio, folded, docket title. outer leaf slightly dusty. W.T. Tubby, Gray's Inn, 1867. £35.00
Tydd St. Mary OBLIGATION BOND of William Adam, Gent., of Tidd St. Mary to Harington Boteler of Newton for forty pounds. Vellum, 10" x 11". 6 lines in Latin, 21 in English, referring to Adam's sale to Boteler of 135 acres of farm land at Newton Fenn in the Isle of Ely. 1630. £28.00
¶ Tydd St. Mary is described as being in the County of Cambrige.
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Associated Newspapers Ltd., Published by THREE ROAD MAPS Comprising Road Map of London and 10 Miles Round, 1926, South-East England 1926, Road Map of London 1931. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Folding into red printed paper wraps. Double-sided. Some slight rubbing at points where folds meet. 1926-31. £10.00
Bacon's NEW MAP OF THE ENVIRONS OF LONDON Scale 1" to a mile. Size 28" x 40", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo boards with faded label, corners bumped. Street index inside front board. Woodland, main roads and water features colour printed. Divided into 3 mile squares and circles. c1900. £24.00
¶ Coves Leatherhead to Chipping Barnet, Windsor to Dartford.
Bartholomew's ROAD SURFACE MAP OF LONDON AND NEIGHBOURHOOD Colour-printed plan, scale 2 inches to a mile, size 27" x 41", folding into printed yellow 8vo wraps of Automobile Association. c1920. £18.00
Drapers FOUR DIARIES 'The Illustrated Universal Pocket Diary and Almanack' and other almanacks, size 4" X 2" 1868-72, written in pencil, with an entry for almost every day. Pencil rubbed on about 15 pages making the script illegible. Morocco wraps with flaps, joints broken. The writer seems to have been a young man working in his family drapery business, and teaching in a Sunday school at the weekend. He mentions the Bermondsey Schools' 'treat'. The growing sales for sewing machines seem to have helped out an ailing business 'Sent out more circulars.... We are doing very little at the Drapery. Wish we could turn all the Drapery to sewing machines. Father wants to get out of debt..' 'I went to Singers. We ordered two machines. Sold a Collier Lockstitch...' He records the sale of sewing machines of various makes on 12 pages at the end of each of the 1870 and 1871 diaries. 1868-72. £50.00
Gibson, Merchant, London JOURNAL 4to notebook, so titled in MS on front board, marbled boards, morocco spine, rubbed. Decorative engraved cartouche on first page, with globe, books etc, and MS title 'William Gibson's Book September 22nd 1857.' with verse on 'The man of trade'. 49p, carefully written, listing items bought and sold, with names of vendors & purchasers, with cash totals, sums lent upon bond etc. The first 24 pages are headed 'London' and dated from Jan. 1st to Mar. 31st 1858, the following pages headed Jamaica, Lisbon, New York, and other ports, with lists of goods etc. 1858. £45.00
¶ Goods bought and sold in London include tobacco, hops, madiera, sherry, Lisbon, Oporto and French wine, cloth such as 'Norwich crepe', 'sagathee' paper, tankards, pepper, etc. e.g. 'This day Richard Remnant offered to Pay me for the 16 Pipes of Sherry sold to him yesterday....' Possibly written as a student exercise.
Hampstead LEASE of the twenty second house on the North west side of Pandora Road, West Hampstead, Messrs. T. & H. Potter to James Gibb. Large vellum sheet with coloured manuscript plan size 6" x 8" in the text, showing houses between Sumatra Road and Solent Road. Wax seal. 1888. £17.00
Harrow-on-the-Hill ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 6" to 1 mile. Sheet X, Eastern Portion. Linen backed and folding into 8vo endpapers with manuscript label of 'Northern Heights Footpath Association In Connection with The Commons Preservation Society.' Size 23" x 18", cut from large sheet, with no borders. Marked with footpaths in red ink, with numbers and symbols, some roads coloured yellow. c1880. £15.00
London THE NEW ALBUM OF LONDON 22 photolitho views on strip, folding into sm. 4to boards, gilt decoration. Includes 2 views of Crystal Palace, panorama of Thames. c1880. £18.00
Poplar BILL FOR FUNERAL EXPENSES John Carter's bill to Executors of Elizabeth Talbot, died October 17 1829 aged 83 years, for funeral expenses. 2p 4to, black border, receipt attached. 1829. £16.00
¶ Includes coffin, '12 trunceons and wands', '2 cloaks for coachmen', 'paid bell and certificate Kensington'... etc.
South London ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 29" x 19". Third Edition. Colour printed, with hachures. Linen-backed and folding into marbled endpapers, with label. 1912. £12.00
¶ Covers Lambeth to Redhill.
South London, Croydon NEW ONE INCH ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 270. Size 14" x 20". Richmond Park outlined in red and shaded. Linen-backed and folding into green cloth wraps of Alfred Wilson, Map and Bookseller. c1900. £15.00
PETER DOLLOND, OPTICIAN St. Martin in the Fields OBLIGATION BOND binding John Bridge of Johnsons Court in St. Martin in the Fields, Coffeeman, to Peter Dollond of the Strand, Optician, in the sum of £200. In manuscript, 1p, sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf, small papered seal. Folds. 1765. £34.00
Westminster Bridge AN ACT to transfer Westminster Bridge and the Estates of 'The Commissioners of Westminster Bridge' to the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Works and Public Buildings; and to enable such last-mentioned Commissioners to remove the present Bridge,a nd to build a new Bridge on or near the Site thereof. Pages numbered 461-476, disbound, Act of Parliament. Includes 3p. Schedule with house numbers, tenants' names, lease details etc. 1853. £14.00
Westminster Hall AN ACT for further amending and enlarging the Powers of an Act.... for the Purchase of Buildings, and further Improvements of the Streets and Places near to Westminster Hall and the Two Houses of Parliament. With a coloured plan, pages numbered 825-840, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1810. £22.00
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Penrose APPOINTMENT AND RELEASE of Twy Shaw and Twy Kenol Estates in the County of Monmouth upon Trust, Thomas Jones of Twyshaw in Tregare to Richard Lewis of Lantillio Crosinney and other Trustees. 11p., folio, folded. 1817. Contemporary copy. £17.00
Tintern Abbey & Bigswear Roads AN ACT for continuing the Term and amending and extending the Provisions of the Act relating to the Abbey Tintern and Bigswear Roads. 10pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1852. £14.00
Trewin, Lanvraca, Lantarnam AN ACT for effectuating a Partition.... of certain estates situate in the County of Monmouth, devised by the Wills of John Blewitt and Frances Fettiplace. 42pp, disbound, Act of Parliament, includes 24p of Schedules. First page dusty. 1810. £18.00
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Deopham VALUATION of Household Furniture and other Effects of Mrs Mary Rowing deceased at Deopham made May 19th 1871. 4p, manuscript, sm. folio. Lists effects room by room, and live stock and growing crops. 1871. £8.00
East Bradenham POSTER. Sale of the Freehold Small Country Dwelling House known as The White House, East Bradenham.... Which W.S. Hall & Palmer, have received instructions.... to Sell by Public Auction at the Wayland Hall, Watton on Wednesday, Jan. 7th, 1942. Size approx. 26" x 17". folded. Harvey and Sons, Printers, Watton: 1942. £14.00
Froncett, Manor of ENFRANCHISEMENT to John King of messuage and garden in Moulton near Broad Gateway. Large vellum sheet, with papered seal of Copyhold Commissioners. Later receipt attached for Rent Charge paid to the Duke of Norfolk. 1865. £12.00
Gillingham AUCTION POSTER advertising the sale at the Swan Inn of Crops of Corn and Grass, the Property of Mr William Beckett. Size 22" x 18", folded, printed with very large type faces. Lists 10 Lots. 1859. £20.00
Roughton OBLIGATION BOND binding Thomas Athow of Roughton, Farmer, to Robert Athow, Farmer, for £500. On paper, in English, printed with manuscript inserts, wax seal. Sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf. Traces of folds. 1797. £26.00
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Hardwick, Wellingborough ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXIX N.E, N.W. etc., scale 6" to 1 mile. Water features hand-coloured. Size approx. 25" x 36". Linen-backed, folding into 8vo cloth wraps. 1887. £28.00
Northampton, Maidwell ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 185. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Linen-backed and folding into sm. 8vo marbled endpapers. c1890. £17.00
Orlingbury, Finedon, Wellingborough ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXII S.E, S.W, etc. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Linen-backed and folding into sm. 4to marbled wraps. Water features hand-coloured. In cloth-covered slipcase. 1886. £30.00
Weedon Beck AN ACT for making Compensation of the Proprietors of certain Lands and Hereditaments, situate at Weedon Beck in the County of Northampton.... Pages numbered 729-734, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1804. £15.00
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Lambert (M & W), Lithographers, Newcastle PLAN OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE TOWN MOOR & PARK 1863. Finely lithographed plan, size 30" x 24", plus margins, scale approx. 5" = 2000ft. Partly coloured in buff, pink and green. Title with decorative lettering, border with decorative corners, compass rose, scale bar. Covers Dukes Moor, St. Andrews Cemetery, the north east portion of Newcastle, as far south as Buckingham Street, Clayton Street, and as far west as Cowgate Windmill. Shows roads, buildings, quarry, brick-field, reservoirs, areas with trees, parkland, quarry, footpaths, ponds, racecourse and grandstand. 'Limit of deviation and boundary' shown by dotted line. An area East of the Turnpike Road is washed in pink showing 'the portion for Building Ground and Roads'. 1863. £180.00 -- See Illustration
¶ Includes Spital Tongues Colliery and Ropery, Cavalry Barracks, Timber yards, Chimney Mills, Deaf and Dumb Asylum.
North Eastern Railway GENERAL ELEVATION OF RAILWAY & ROAD BRIDGE over the River Wear at Southwick. Three printed plans on one sheet, showing General Elevation, 100ft to an inch; General Plan (showing area between Camden St. and Lambton Railway) Scale 1/2,500; Cross Section at centre of bridge, scale 20' to 1". Linen backed, traces of folds. Marked up in blue ink to show water and gas mains. Indelible stamp of N.E.R. bottom right. 1902. £20.00
Stannington FARMING RECORD BOOK of the Vicar of Stannington, recording mowing, tithes paid etc. Vellum bound book, size 8" x 6", originally used as a school copy book, name on flyleaf 'T.C. son livre le 21 mai 1814. Fait a l'ecole de Monsieur Barlow 1815'. 36 pages at the front of accounts naming Dorset firms (probably an invented for a student exercise rather than real firms), and at the back 35 pages of mathematical problems, currency conversion etc. The book has been used later to record haymaking, yearly, 1818-1844, and 1867-69, naming mowers, number of 'pikes' made, wages, ale bought, occasionally weather, and for the earlier years, 1818-1822, the 'Small Tithes' paid, naming payer, calf, goose, pig, etc., paid, and 'Great Tithes', rents for properties, 'Mrs Hall's composition for Cattraw', 'Mrs Hall's Stints', 'Sir M. W. Ridley's half year's tithe' etc. 1815-69. £95.00
¶ '1868 After a long drought such as has not been known according to good authorities since 1826 mowed with the Machine the North East quarter of Glebe on Friday June 26th. Piked the same next day... Sunday July 5 offered prayers for rain of whch. we had several heavy showers in the afternoon...'
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High Ercall EXTRACTS FROM MS. Blakeway Salop 10 relating to the Parish of High Ercall. Transcript, so titled in 4to notebook, 37p. n.d. c1920. £12.00
Oswestry PROPERTY BELONGING TO MR. WILLM. BICKERTON in the Town of Oswestry Surveyed by Geo. Yates 1816. Manuscript plan, in ink and wash colour, scale 1" = 1 chain. Size 13" x 16", linen backed, folds. Shows houses, pool, gardens and plots in Beatrice Street, with lands going down to a river. Plots with a Lot number (1-10), Reference table with key to Lots, acreage (includes part of pool, five buildings, a weighing machine and land adjoining, six cottages, three houses, orchards etc.) Some wear at two folds, surface grubby... together with... Plan on waxed cotton, size 9" x 11", 1879, showing Beatrice Street, Baptist Chapel, Rope Walk, Wesleyan Chapel, Plough Inn etc. 1816. £65.00
Walcot G.W.R. BOOKING CLERKS' TRAIN BOOK Sept. 5th 1905 Jan. 26th 1907. Book size 13" x 10", marbled boards, cloth spine, rubbed. G.W.R. label on front board. Printed in double-page spreads in columns, headed with date, with entries in columns for Single and Return Tickets, Train, Stations, First Class, Second Class, Parliamentary, Commencing and closing numbers of tickets, Total Receipts. Generally two days' entries per page. 1905-1907. £155.00
¶ The stations listed include
Wem PARTICULARS OF SALE AND PLANS of a Valuable Farm and Lands known as The Ditches Farm.... which will be offered for sale by Auction.... 11th day of July, 1889. 4pp., folio, folded with docket title, 3 folding hand-coloured plans. A few minor foxing spots. 1889. £36.00
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Bath Auction "BEWDLEY," PRIOR PARK ROAD, BATH. CATALOGUE Of the Excellent Household Furniture And Effects.... Which Powell & Powell, Ltd. Are instructed by the Exectors of the late Mr E.C. Peacock's Will, To Sell by Auction upon the Premises On Tuesday, 12th, May, 1914. Pamphlet, 8vo, original printed wrappers, 16pp. 1914. £12.00
Bath Auction CATALOGUE OF THE VALUABLE COLLECTION of Antique China, Enamels, Clocks.... to be Sold by Auction by Powell & Powell At the Mart, on Tuesday, April 24, 1900, & Following Day.... 8vo, 16pp. 1900. £12.00
Bath SUBSCRIPTIONS AND DONATIONS BOOK For the Society for Preserving to the Public the Right of Ancient Footpaths. R. Hare, E. Saunders, Secretaries. Manuscript recording names and amounts for subscribers 1843-1870. 38p., sm. 8vo, parchment boards, worn, chipped morocco label with gilt title. There are also two minutes of meetings noting change of collector, signed R. Wilbraham Falconer (the author of works on the Bath Mineral Waters). 1843-70. £130.00
¶ Pasted inside front board is printed letter stating the Society would like a subscription from each household 'the health and pleasure of the Inhabitants of Bath being so dependent upon the Footways that afford accommodation to pedestrians in reaching the various delightful situations around the City.' Among the subscribers are: R. Tite, C. Milsom, Rev. Bartram, T. Jolly, S. Rutter, J. Pulteney, Lady Hargood, Holloway & Son.
Bridgwater SCRAP BOOK Folio scrap book, cloth boards, half calf, spine rubbed. Contains 40 pages of pasted-in ephemera, mainly locally printed, but some manuscript, from the 1870's - 1890's. Includes ephemera relating to the Carnival, and the local postal service. 1872-1903. £95.00
¶ Includes two very fine notices of The Ancient Society of Oyster Dredgers, 1892 and 1893, size 11" x 8", beautifully printed with embossed decoration of nymphs, flowers etc., one announcing a Picnic and Ramble in the Quantocks, the other an invitation in verse form to an 'Oyster Feed' at the Round House, and smaller notice for meeting of 'Ye Ancient Society of Oyster Dredgers of Steart Flats', 1892; two certificates of Proficiency for a sergeant in the 5th Somerset Rifle Volunteer Corps, 1865 and 1873; programme of concert by pupils of the King Square Academy, 1872; programme of 'The Carnival Concert' with words of choruses (Belcher, Printer, Bridgwater); programme for opening of West End of Parish Church, 1888; printed eulogy to 'Stogumber Ale'; notice of 'A Procession of Illuminated Cycles' in connection with the 'Guy Fawkes Carnival'; 3 printed items to do with Bridgwater Postmen, including 'Foundation Memorial Sorting Office, Bridgwater, 9th May, 1903.'; printed letter (faded) from William Bath to the Burgesses of Bridgwater, 1859. Also includes a couple of printed items, with no imprint 'Lines Addressed to Mrs. I. Crosse' by T. Watling, August, 1821, and a printed poem on Croquet.
Chard LETTER from William Catton to John Churchill in Chard 'by way of London', concerning a fine for a new Admission to Land at Shipdham in Norfolk, relating to a Charity. 1p., folio, signed by Catton, with a note that he 'got an aturney in our Town... to go with me to the Cort and Likewise to write this Leter'. Conjoint leaf with address panel, circular postmark with '25' over 'MW'. 1768. £22.00
Dunster, Stowey, Watchet, and Crowcombe Roads AN ACT for more effectually repairing the Dunster, Stowey, Watchet, and Crowcombe Districts of the Minehead Roads.... 15pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1828. £14.00
Durston LEASE of 'all that capital messuage mansion house tenement or Lodge' known as Durston Lodge, with 120 acres of land, reserving timber of oak ash and elm, Sir John Austen of Hall Place, Bexley, Kent, Robert Austen of Tenterden, Edward Austen of the Middle Temple, to Ralph Stawell of Betherham in Somerset(?) and Robert Balch of Bridgwater, Mercer. Vellum size 10" x 20", calligraphic initial letter. With names of parties written below, but not signed. 1678. £26.00
¶ The tenement had previously been held by Francis Cheeke.
Frome AN ACT for making a Railway from the Wilts., Somerset, and Weymouth Railway, near Frome, to Shepton Mallett in the County of Somerset. 14pp., disbound, Act of Parliament, small staple at edge. 1856. £15.00
Lewis Bros., Photographers POSTCARD OF BATH HISTORICAL PAGEANT Real photographic card, titled in white in the plate showing 'King Greeting Queen after Coronation'. Unused. 1901. £5.00
Nailsea ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. V.6. size approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Edition of 1932. £10.00
¶ Shows Nailsea, Wraxall House, Birdcombe Court.
Ottery, North Petherton, etc. RENTS of Manors of Ottery, West Bower and Hampe, Broomfield, Blackmorfe, Wraxall, Chelvey, Halswell. manuscript, 3p., size 20" x 8", with columns for tenants' names, rents due Michl. 1730, herriots due etc. 4" split down fold at left edge. 1730. £30.00
Somerset Drainage AN ACT for the more effectual Drainage of Lands in the County of Somerset.... Pages numbered 1-53, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament, outer leaves slightly dusty, last leaf has small hole in lower margin, not affecting text, signs where once folded. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1877. £14.00
Tynte family AN ACCOUNT OF WHAT MONEY HATH BEEN PAID by Dame Mary Tynte the Adminx. of Sr. Halswell Tynte Bart. late deceased out of the personall Estate of the said Sr. Halswell Tynte. 7p, very neatly written, size 13" X 8", folds. Lists 114 payments, including to wine merchant, bookseller, surveyor, goldsmith, sadler; wages to coachman, butler, cook, mowers etc. 'Pd. Stephen Broad the free stone mason his Bill... £3.8s.0d.' The last 2p comprise 'An Acount of what money hath been paid towards the Discharge of the funeral expenses...'. Includes tolling the bell at Nempnett, for mantua maker for making mourning gowns, painter for escutcheons, etc. 1730-32. £38.00
Tynte family PAPERS RELATING TO LADY MARY TYNTE'S CLAIM on the estate of her late husband Sir Halswell Tynte. Accounts relating to money due to her, pin money, interest paid, etc., and a copy of a conveyance of his goods and chattels by Lady Mary and her second husband Pawlet St. John to Sir John Tynte. A bundle of 8 documents, several pages in each. c1730. £30.00
Tynte family THE CASE BETWEEN SIR JOHN TYNTE AND DAME MARY TYNTE Description of a legal case, manuscript on 5p folio, with legal comments in a different hand, detailing the complaint of Dame Mary Tynte against the brother of her late husband Halswell Tynte who died intestate and with debts of £8000. She claimed money she was owed under an old agreement. n.d. c1730. £25.00
¶ Halswell's only child was a daughter born after his death, who lived only 3 years. 'The sd Sr. Halswell dying much Indebted, all his personall Estate & chattels fell short of paying the same and a large sume of money due for his younger Brothers & Sisters fortunes... remain a Charge on the Manors and lands whereof he dyed seised in fee'. Refers to an Act of Parliament made regarding the Tynte lands.
Wellow PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold Properties In the Parish of Wellow... All that Attractive and Pleasantly-situate Dwelling-House, Garden, known as Mount Pleasant House.... Messrs Fry and Asprey will offer for Sale.... 20th day of March, 1897. Folio, 4pp, folded. 1897. £14.00
Yatton CADBURY LODGE ESTATE Yatton, Somersetshire. The Grounds and Meadows to the left open to the Hills and Woods, and are beautifully diversified. Large tinted lithograph showing the house and grounds, Yatton church in the distance, rustic summerhouse on right, sheep in foreground. Map below showing buildings, roads, fields, and adjoining owners. Border all round. On stiff paper, size 20" x 15", tear in margin at bottom, light waterstain top left corner just obtruding beyond border. Overall size of view 9" x 13", a few light surface creases at left. Waterlow & Sons, London, Lith. c1840. £65.00
¶ Probably prepared for an auction sale.
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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Alton Towers POSTER advertising auction sale of Farms near Alton Towers by Mr. Pegg, at the Bull's Head Inn in Alton, 25th September 1832. Size 19" x 15", heading in large letter, with ornamental dividing line under the second line. Lists four Lots with detailed schedules of fields etc. Names tenants. Paper with many small creases, but sound. 1832. £24.00
¶ The properties were at Denston, in the Parishes of Rocester and Alton.
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Beccles Division, Suffolk Petty Sessional Court DEPOSITIONS etc. relating to a case at Beccles Police Court, in which a child was charged with stealing ribbons from a grave at the Cemetery, worth 3d. Printed forms with manuscript signed depositions from Caretaker, Constable etc. Much detail. 5p., folio.... together with a similar set of documents for another child who took away flowers from the cemetery 'against the peace of our Lord the King his Crown and Dignity'... together with... similar documents for a man charged with stealing three hen's eggs from a shop in Newgate Street, and for a boy charged with stealing boots from ('four lady's left hand black felt boots with patent toes') from Poulton's shop, 4pp, folio, and a sheet of 'Information and Complaint' of a man who said John Alden threatened to hit him across the head with a rake. 1911. £45.00
Burston POSTER advertising the auction sale at Diss of a small freehold estate now in the occupation of John Esling, adjoining the estates of the Earl of Albermarle. 16" x 11", folded. Brownish offsetting throughout. 1863. £14.00
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
¶ Refers to Farm in Cockfield called Bartons Green.
Henstead Estate, Wrentham PARTICULARS of the Henstead Estate, and Henstead Hall Mansion, Manors of Henstead, and Henstead per Pounds and Poynings.... Sundry Contiguous Farms, Forming together one of the most desirable and complete Estates in the County; The Property of Charles Barclay, Esq. M.P..... containing together Eleven Hundred & Seventy Six Acres of fine Land.... which will be Sold by Auction.... 20th June, 1828.... 5pp., sm. folio, plus docket title, folded.... together with.... a bundle of upwards of 80 workmen's bills, 1875-94, for carpentry, plastering, and general building work on the estate, all with printed headings, some with decorative chimney pots etc. Most of the bills are from C. Carter, Bricklayer, Plasterer and Slater, of Hulver, many are small folio and several pages long. 1828 and 1875-94. £80.00
¶ Contains a brief description of the Mansion, with sizes of different rooms, 'a Vinery 40 feet by 14 feet', gamekeeper's cottage and school, etc., and a few lines on each of the farms, with tenant, acreage, details of leases etc.
Mutford POSTER advertising auction sale of Four Cottages, a Brick and Tiled Double Cottage, a Double Cottage with Garden Ground, for sale by Mr Fenn, at The White Lion Hotel, Beccles, 3rd Dec. 1858. Size 22" x 17", many folds, two repaired tears at top corners (presumably where once pinned up). 1858. £18.00
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Chertsey AN ACT to enable His Majesty, to grant the Inheritance of certain Manors.... in the Parishes of Byfleet, Weybridge, Walton, Walton Leigh and Chertsey.... to His Royal Highness Frederick Duke of York.... Pages numbered 197-207, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1804. £12.00
Horsham NEW ONE INCH ORDNANCE SURVEY Sheet 302. Size 13" x 19", folding into marbled wraps. Wraps browned. c1890. £9.00
North Downs, Weald GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. VIII. Fully hand-coloured map, size 24" x 36", scale 1" to 1 mile, key in margin. Linen-backed, folding into marbled wraps which are faded and rubbed, Stanford label. Geologically surveyed the Secondary rocks by F. Drew, the Tertiary beds by T.R. Polwhele... Published 1862. The Drift surveyed by W. Whitaker... Published December 1887. £95.00 -- See Illustration
Oxted ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXVII.8. Scale 25" to 1 mile, size 25" x 36", dissected and linen-backed, folding to large 4to. paper endpapers. A few fields outlined in colour. Revision of 1933. £15.00
¶ Shows Oxted Lime Works, Rifle Range, Rye Wood.
Oxted ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXVII.12. Scale 25" to 1 mile, size 25" x 36", dissected and linen-backed, folding to large 4to. paper endpapers. Buildings printed in dull green. Revision of 1933. £15.00
¶ Shows Oxted, Castle Mound, The Priory, Blunt House, etc.
Ripley, Ockham, Great Bookham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No XVIII S.W. etc. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", linen-backed, folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. Contours in red. Edition of 1919. £20.00
WITH MANUSCRIPT PLAN Sutton CONVEYANCE of hereditaments in the Parish of Sutton, E. Clapham to Miss J. Worrell. 2 large vellum sheets, 3 wax seals, the second sheet being a fully coloured manuscript plan, size 19" x 26", scale 4" = 400ft. Scale bar, compass rose. Plan shows plots near St. James Road and Sydney Road, shows rows of trees, buildings, pool, garden paths etc. Adjacent owners named. 1895. £46.00
Walton upon Thames, Sunbury ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 6" to 1 mile, Sheet Middx. XXV S.W/Surrey parts XI & XII. Size 12" x 18", plus wide margins. Dissected and mounted on linen, marbled wraps. Water features hand-coloured. Second Edition 1898. £15.00
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Arundel FIVE CATALOGUES for auction sales, 1897 - 1915. Comprising catalogues of Stock in Trade of Plumber & Decorator and of Furniture and Stock of a Gas & Water Engineer, Furniture, Pipe Organ, Barrel Organ, Pianos, all three at Tarrant Street; Timber, Rolling Stock, Portable Steam Engine, Mares, Carriages, Slindon; Timber, Rolling Stock and Live Stock, at the Steam Saw Mills. All 8vo, printed wraps, approx. 12p in each... together with similar Catalogue of sale of Fruiterer's Business at Terminus Road Eastbourne. 6 items in all. 1897-1915. £25.00
Brighton and Worthing ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheets 318,333. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Linen-backed and folding into red linen wraps with coat of arms. Third edition. 1904. £8.00
Brighton, Shipley ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 318. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19", plus wide margins. O.S. blindstamp 1884. £18.00
Rogate, Ipping ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXI N.W. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 12" x 18", plus wide margins. Linen-backed, folding into marbled wraps with printed label of 'The Map House'. Contours in red. 1913. £10.00
Rotherfield ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XVII.16, scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 38". Dissected and linen-backed, folding into marbled endpapers, cloth slip-case. Water features hand-coloured. Second Edition 1898. £20.00
¶ Covers Rotherfield, Town Row, Catt's Corner, Cottage Hill.
Walker (J) & (C) SUSSEX. Folding engraved, hand-coloured map, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, dissected and mounted on linen, engraved area approx. 12" x 15", plus margins, folding to sm 4to, plain cloth boards. 1841. £18.00
Winchelsea, Hawkhurst, Seaford ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet V. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size approx. 24" x 36", linen-backed and folding into 8vo endpapers. Some brownish spots. Electrotyped 1876. £30.00
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Tamworth DEED to lead the Uses of a Fine, of lands in Tamworth. Joseph Sarson of Tamworth yeoman, Mary West of Solihull, Elizabeth Greswold of Olton End. Vellum, size 15" x 18", some slight browning. Signed by 3 parties with wax seals (2 perished) on tags. 1690. £35.00
Wolverhampton and Birmingham PRICE LIST of Bayliss, Jones & Bayliss, Victoria Works, 1901, for 'Self-Adjusting Unclimbable Round-Bar Railing. Folio, printed on both sides, in red and blue. With illustrations. Folds, 3" repaired tear... together with... Special Price List, 1898, for John Golby, Carr's lane, Birmingham, for Tools, Agricultural Machine Knives, Guns, etc. Folio, several repaired tears. March 1901. £16.00
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Cary (J) A NEW MAP OF WESTMORELAND Divided into Hundreds, Exhibiting its Roads, Rivers, Parks, &c. Engraved map, woodland, roads, borders etc. hand-coloured. Engraved surface size 18" x 20". Central fold. 1801. £40.00
Moreland Inclosure AN ACT for Dividing and Inclosing the Common and Waste Grounds within the Manor or Lordship of King's Meaburn, in the Parish of Moreland, in the County of Westmoreland. 26pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1777. £22.00
Morland BOND of Richard Hallowfield of Great Strickland to Jane Hallowfield of Lowther Hall for one hundred and sixty pounds. 1p., sm. folio, printed with ms inserts, small wax seal. Various memoranda re. subsequent repayments on adjoining leaf. Some minor browning at edge of paper. 1781. £18.00
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Anstey near Tisbury POSTER. To Be Sold by Auction, Mr I.B. Coombs On the Premises at Ansty.... Tuesday, Han. 14, 1862, Effects Of Mr James Edwards.... Comprising one Cart Horse, one Stack of Clover Hay.... four stocks of Bees.... Poster size 15" x 10", small portion torn from one lower corner, folded, minor off-setting, couple of short tears, addressed with a penny red to verso. Edward Roe, Printer, Salisbury. 1862. £14.00
Bacon's COUNTY MAP OF WILTSHIRE Scale 1" = 2.3 miles. Cloth backed, folding into green printed wraps with picture of cyclists. Index at front, plus 11pp. of guide to Wiltshire. c1912. £12.00
Ball, Pewsey POSTER advertising sale of Freehold Meadow land, Property, in two Lots, at the Phoenix Inn, Pewsey, 19th November 1872. Printed in large typefaces with description of ltos, giving occupiers, acreages etc. Folded, small piece torn from right margin, not affecting letter. 1877 £16.00
Bedwyn PARTICULARS of Upper Vernham Rowe Farm and Henley Farm. 6pp., 4to. Traces of vertical fold. Folding plan. 1928. £12.00
¶ 'Comprises a Suitable Farmhouse with Two Sets of Buildings, Eleven Cottages and about 487 acres'.
Bishopstone PUBLIC TEA AND AMUSEMENTS Will be held in the Garden at Forest House... on Wednesday, August 1st, 1906... Dancing on the Lawn.... Punting on Fishpond &c.. Poster, size 21" x 17", small tear in one letter at top, laminated by later owner with plastic. 1906. £15.00
Bratton PROBATE of James Giddings of Bratton, Yeoman. 2 large vellum sheets plus small printed certificate with MS inserts, with papered Westbury seal. 1849. £14.00
¶ Leaves his house at Bratton called 'Wagons' and other named premises, giving occupiers. Makes numerous money bequests. Ink on first page rather rubbed.
Chippenham HIGHLY IMPORTANT AND ATTRACTIVE SALE of the Old-Established Exceptionally Well-Situated Country Hotel known as The Angel, Also the Fully Licensed Hotel known as The George, together with 32 Valuable Burgage Business and Residential Properties... for Sale by Auction... September 12th, 1919... Folio, 34pp., wraps. Lacks plan. 1919. £20.00
¶ Includes shops in Market Place, The Causeway, St. Mary Street, Sparow Farm, Fowlswick Farm, etc.
Chippenham Swine Fever [The Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act, 1878.] THE ANIMALS ORDER. NOTICE IS HEARBY GIVEN, That the Pigstye situate at Harding's Yard in the Parish of Chippenham, in the County of Wilts, in the occupation of Mr George Eatwell.... is.... ordered, determined, and declared to be a place infected with Swine Fever, and that the limits of such yard is the limit of such infected place. Such pigstye will continue to be an infected place.... By Order, R.W. Merriman, Clerk to the Authority, Marlborough, July 28th, 1880. Poster, size 11" x 8", fews folds. R.F. Houlston, Printer and Bookseller, Chippenham, 1880. £16.00
Compton Chamberlain parish ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LXV.10. size approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Buildings, roads and water features hand coloured. Some minor edge tears at right. 'Record Map' stamp in margin. Zincographed 1887. £24.00
¶ Shows Compton House and lake, Dinton Mill, Maurice Hatches, Dinton Station.
Dauntsey Swine Fever [The Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act, 1878.] THE ANIMALS ORDER. NOTICE IS HEARBY GIVEN, That some yards and pigsties situate at Park Farm, in the Parish of Dauntsey, in the County of Wilts, in the occupation of Richard Matthews.... is..... determined, and declared to be a place infected with Swine Fever, and that the limits of such yards and pigsties are the limits of such infected places. Such yards and pigsties will continue to be infected places as aforesaid, until declared by the Local Authority to be free from Swine Fever. By Order, R.W. Merriman, Clerk to the Authority, Marlborough, June 22nd, 1880. Poster, size 14" x 10", fews folds. R.F. Houlston, Printer and bookseller, Chippenham, 1880. £18.00
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. £24.00
Devizes ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 282. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size approx. 13" x 17" plus margins. 'Outline Series' red stamp in margin. 1910. £18.00
¶ Covers Devizes, Maddington.
Devizes, Salisbury Plain ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XIV. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 31", plus wide margins. Linen backed. 'Index to Tithe Survey' printed in top margin. 'Record Copy' stamp in margin. c1880. £38.00
¶ Shows Stonehenge, Amesbury, Great Bedwin, Trowbridge, Devizes. No railways shown.
Fisherton Mills THE VALUABLE FREEHOLD FISHERTON MILLS ESTATE comprising A Queen Anne House known as Fisherton Mill House... including Valuable Fishing and Boating Rights over One and a Half Miles... Also Rose Cottage and Island Cottage.... West Harnhbam Mill a Gothic Building of Historical Importance... which Messrs. Thake & Taunton are favoured with instructions to sell by Auction.... 24th June, 1931.... 20pp, large 4to, stiff wraps, folding plan and 4 photographic plates with 8 views. Wraps with splash marks, staples rusty. 1931. £36.00
¶ Includes Historical introduction, detailed Schedules and descriptions of each lot.
Fonthill Abbey Estate PARTICULARS, PLAN, AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF THE FREEHOLD, RESIDENTIAL & AGRICULTURAL PROPERTIES Comprising Berwick House Farm, Southridge House, Higher Lawn Farm, Weaveland Farm, Duck Street Farm, Tisbury Lodge, Beckford Arms Inn, 3 Cottages & Gardens and Numerous Building Sites and Accommodation Lands... for Sale by Auction..... at The Victoria Hall, Tisbury, On Wednesday, 30th July, 1924.... With large coloured folding plan which is loosely inserted, 33pp, small folio, slightly rubbed original printed wraps, some short tears to wraps, some pencil notes and prices. 1924. £32.00
Heale House Estate, Woodford PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF THE COMPACT AND UNUSUALLY ATTRACTIVE FREEHOLD SPORTING and Residential Estate comprising an area of about 718a. 3r. 26p..... Residence known as HEALE HOUSE.... Eight Labourers' Cottages.... for Sale by Auction... July the 23rd, 1889. 5pp, folio, folded, with a coloured folding plan, couple of short tears, side margins trimmed, sale date and auctioneers names crossed through in ink. 1899. £24.00
Highworth Estate PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE. Of a Very Valuable Freehold and Tithe Free Estate.... known as The Highworth Estate, And comprising Six.... Dairy Farms.... Cottages and Gardens, The whole embracing an Area of about 1,886 Acres..... for Sale by Auction On Monday, July 6th, 1908. Folio, 3 coloured folding plans, 2 of which are loose, creased, with short marginal tears, 25pp, text loose in the original wraps. 1908. £35.00
Hindon, Cricklade and Fonthill Gifford PARTICULARS, PLANS, AND CONDITIONS OF SALE Of the Valuable Freehold Properties Forming Outlying Portions of the Fonthill Abbey Estate, and comprising Old Fashioned Residences, Picturesque Cottages and Gardens, Fully Licensed Public House, Village Shops, Accomodation Lands and Small Farmsteads, Embracing a total Area of about 193a. 1r. 4p. Situate in or near the Important Village of Hindon... for Sale by Auction..... 26th July, 1922. 2 large coloured folding plans loosely inserted, 50pp, small folio, slightly rubbed original printed wraps, some pencil notes and prices. Bennett Bros, Printers, Salisbury, 1922. £38.00
Jones (Revd. W.H) LETTER from W.H. Jones as Treasurer of the fund for the repair of St. Laurence church, pasted to plain paper, printed in cursive, with a woodcut view of the church at head, 'Dear Sir' and the date filled in in ink, asking for contributions and drawing their attention to a pamphlet, tipped on to edge of paper, describing the state of the church, and listing subscribers. Aug. 3, 1878. £12.00
¶ Jones was Vicar of Bradford and published a history of the church.
Melksham AN ASSESSMENT MADE BY JOHN COLEMAN and Jo. Coombe in pursuance of an Act... granting an aide to His Majesty by Land Tax... for the service of the year 1797. Manuscript, 7p., 4to, ruled in columns for Proprietor, Occupier, and amount. Signed by Assessors and Collectors, 3 small paper seals. Ink on first page rather faded... together with... LAND TAX RATE FOR 1761 Melksham Hundred, Tithing of Woodrew. 1p., folio. Lists yearly value, amount charged, proprietor and property, contemporary copy, and ASSESSMENT Made by Wm. Crook and Moses Granger... in the Tithing of Woodrew. 1796. Lists proprietors, occupiers, amount. 3 small paper seals... together with... AN ASSESSMENT Made in pursuance of an Act... 1804. 1p. folio, signed with 3 small papered seals. 4 items. June 7th 1797. £55.00
Plaitford QUITCLAIM by John Whythere son of Robert Whytehere of Plaitford, to William White and his wife Elizabeth, daughter of Robert Whytehere, of rights in lands in Plaitford, Wellow and Landford, and in Sherfield, Hampshire, and in 3 acres of land held by John Whythere. In Latin on vellum, 6" x 11". Lacks tag. 1527. £55.00
Salisbury PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Well-Known and Highly important Freehold Lecture Concert & Dancing Rooms known as The Salisbury Concert and Assembly Rooms... With Valuable Frontage to the Canal... Which Mr Edward Waters will Sell by Auction... 10th day of march 1911. Folio, 6pp., folding coloured plan. Decorative printed wraps. Loosely inserted is an offprint from a 'Salisbury and Winchester Journal' article about the Assembly Rooms, large folio. 1911. £34.00
Salisbury QUITCLAIM by Richard Bryan of New Sarum, to his son Robert Bryan, of all rights in two water mills in the borough of Wilton, and all buildings lands etc., including fishings, water courses, belonging to them in Wilton, Ditchampton, Chilhampton and Fugglestone, Wilts., formerly in the tenure of Walter Mylles; which properties Richard Bryan formerly acquited from Sir Richard Lyster, Chief Justice under Edward VI. In Latin, vellum, size 9" x 12", remains of wax seal on tag. 1569. £50.00
Semley PARTICULARS, PLANS, AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF THE FREEHOLD, RESIDENTIAL & AGRICULTURAL PROPERTIES Comprising Five Valuable Dairy Farms, Semley Railway Hotel, Semley Dairy, Excelleny Building Sites, Numerous Cottages and Small Holdings.... embracing a Total Area of about 1,003a. 3r. 27p. Situate in the beautiful Semley Vale.... Messrs. Rawlence & Squarey Are instructed to offer the above Properties for Sale by Auction..... at The Market House, Shaftesbury, On Saturday, 28th June, 1924.... Large coloured folding plan loosely inserted in pocket at rear, 48pp, small folio, slightly rubbed original printed wraps, some pencil notes and prices. 1924. £30.00
Simpson (G) Printer DEVIZES AND WILTSHIRE GAZETTE Thursday September 13, 1821. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp. 1821. £18.00
¶ 'A large ball of fire was seen to descend from the clouds by several persons of Melksham a little after 12 o'clock on Monday. It providentially fell into the water near the bridge, causing a hissing noise for several minutes.'
Simpson (G) Printer DEVIZES AND WILTSHIRE GAZETTE Thursday August 23, 1821. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp. Small piece torn from left margin affecting a few words. Unfolded, slight wear at left edge. 1821. £16.00
¶ Includes notices for letting Turnpike Tolls at Bradford, Calne, etc.
Simpson (G) Printer DEVIZES AND WILTSHIRE GAZETTE Thursday July 29, 1819 Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp. Splits down left hand edge where once bound. 1819. £15.00
¶ Contains much on the Elections, court reports etc.
Simpson (G) Printer DEVIZES AND WILTSHIRE GAZETTE Thursday Sept. 27, 1821. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp. 1821. £20.00
¶ Contains notice of auction sale of 'Valuable Clothing Factory' at Westbury.Turnpike Tolls at Trowbridge etc.
Sutton Mandeville and Chicksgrove Estates PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Compact and Attractive Freehold Dairy, Sheep and Corn Farms.... Accommodation Agricultural Holdings.... Two Full-Licensed Public Houses.... To be sold by Auction... July 17th, 1917. 41pp., folio, wraps, lacks plan in pocket. Some tears at edges of wraps, 1917. £22.00
¶ Includes Apshills Farm, Daslett Farm, Quarry Farm, Church Farm, Smith, Mill, The Compasses Inn, Bell Inn etc.
Wilton TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets No.LXVI.9 and 10. size approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Buildings, roads and water features hand coloured. Some minor edge tears, one sheet with some paper chipped away at extreme top edge. 'Record Map' stamps in margins. First Editions. 1881. £46.00
¶ The first sheet shows Wilton House, Wilton Village, Fugglestone Farm, Home Farm, Ugford, the second shows the area immediately to the west, Bemerton, and Quidhampton.
Wilton, Bemerton TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets No.LXVI.9 and 10. size approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Buildings, roads and water features hand coloured. Some minor edge tears, one sheet with some paper chipped away at extreme top edge. 'Record Map' stamps in margins. First Editions. 1881. £46.00
¶ The first sheet shows Wilton House, Wilton Village, Fugglestone Farm, Home Farm, Ugford, the second shows the area immediately to the west, Bemerton, and Quidhampton.
Winterbourne Earls ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LXVI.8, size approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. 20" tear into map from right, repaired on verso. Published 1881. Zincographed 1894. £18.00
¶ Shows Idminston, Winterbourne Gunner, St. Thomas's Bridge, Roman Road. Shows the various 'Detached' areas.
Wotton Rivers, Pewsey CATALOGUE and Conditions of Sale of Valuable Oak, Elm and Ash Timber, at Wootton Rivers, Near Pewsey To be Sold by Auction... at the Phoenix Inn, Pewsey... 15th December, 1857. 3p., printed on card, size 6" x 4". 1857. £14.00
¶ Lists 34 Lots, with type of tree and location. The timber was on the Manor Farm, and the property of St. John's College, Cambridge.
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Blacksmith BILL of John Perkins, Shoeing Forge, St. John's Worcester. Very fine engraved heading with vignette showing two men in top hats with a horse, outside a building. Size 6" x 7". Lists costs for shoes over one year. 1850. £20.00
Leigh, Great Malvern, Maddresfield THE PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of Several Freehold Messuages, Lands and Premises... which will be Sold by Auction by W. Handy... 17th day of Jan. 1800 at the Hop-Pole, Worcester, in 14 Lots. 3pp, folio, plus docket title. Both leaves mounted in large folio sheets of paper, so that both sides are visible. 1800. £65.00
¶ Lists plots of land with acreage, occupiers etc.
Worcester Hop Market AN ACT for confirming an Agreement lately entered into between the Mayor, Aldermen, and Citizens of the City of Worcester, and the Guardians of the Poor of the said City, for continuing the Hop-Market of the said City in the Workhouse there; and for vesting the Right... of keeping a Hop-Market... in the Guardians of the Poor... Cover leaf + pages numbered 615-622, small folio, black letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by the Assigns of His Majesty's Printer, 1731. £18.00
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Bacon (G.W) PLAN OF LEEDS 26" x 20", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into stiff wraps, small 8vo, with printed label. Some slight browning at right edge. Scale approx. 7" to 1 mile. c1885. £1600
Bowen (Emanuel) AN ACCURATE MAP OF THE COUNTY OF YORK Divided into its Ridings and Subdivided into Wopentakes, drawn from Surveys with Various Improvements Shewing also by Concentrick Circles the Distances of all places in the County from the City of York. Engraved map, hand coloured in outline, size 21" x 27", folded to small 4to but not dissected. Cartouche with title, with spinning wheel, rolls of cloth, etc. Vertical tear down almost all of one fold, repaired on verso with archival tape. Some slight loss at a few points where points leaf. One small ink blot. c1770. £65.00
Dick (John), Publisher THE HULL ADVERTISER Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp., uncut. Friday January 16, 1846. £15.00
¶ Contains numerous railway announcements, Hull Police Court report, etc.
Diggle (James) Borough Engineer HEYWOOD CORPORATION. In Parliament. - Session 1883. Map, Shewing the Parliamentary Limits of Water Supply. Scale 1" to a mile, size approx. 19" x 15", plus margins, hand coloured, key showing Population supplied with water for each area. short tear to one margin, neatly repaired to verso, feint water stain at bottom corner. 1883. £26.00
Greenwood (C) MAP OF THE COUNTY OF YORK made on the Basis of Triangles in the County & determined by Lieut. Col. Mudge, Royal Arty. F.R.S. and Captn. Thos. Colby, Royal Engrs. in the Trigonometrical Survey of England, by Order of the Honourable Board of Ordnance, and Surveyed in the Years 1815, 1816 & 1817 By C. Greenwood, Wakefield. Engraved by S.J. Neel & Son, London. With list of mountains with heights, Explanation, elaborate title, large compass rose. Scale three quarters of an inch to 1 mile, dissected and linen-backed in six sheets, each size 25" x 39", and each folding into marbled sides. Inserted in full calf slipcase, 8vo, in the form of a book, title on spine, surface of calf very rubbed. Published by the Proprietors, June 4th 1817. £600.00
¶ A nice clean uncoloured copy.
Heywood HEYWOOD CORPORATION. IN PARLIAMENT - SESSION 1883. MAP. Shewing the Parliamentary Limits of Water Supply. Lithographed map, size 19" x 14". Scale 1" x 1 mile. Hand-coloured to show different populations supplied with water. Repaired marginal tear. Shows supply main, reservoirs, catchment area etc. 1883. £20.00
Navigation of the River Ouze AN ACT for rendering more effectual an Act..... [ intituled, An Act for improving the Navigation of the River Ouze in the County of Ouze. ] Cover leaf, pages numbered 303-311, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by John Baskett, 1732. £12.00
Yorkshire Debts AN ACT to repeal so much of an Act.... as relates to the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Parishes of Halifax, Bradford, Kighley, Bingley, Guiseley, Calverley, Batley, Birstal, Mirfield, Hartishead cum Clifton, Almondsbury, Kirkheaton, Kirkburton, and Huddersfield, and the Lordship of Tong, in the West Riding of the County of York..... and for extending the Jurisdiction of the of the Court Baron of the Manor of Kighley.... Cover leaf, pages numbered 951-983, small folio, disbound, Black Letter, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, 1780. £15.00
Yorkshire Union of Agricultural Clubs and Chambers of Agriculture NOTICE of Annual General Meeting and Annual Dinner, at York. 1p, folio, folds. 1906. £12.00
¶ Gives special Railway arrangements.
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Channel Islands PHOTOGRAPHS by Charles Norman. Ten loose views, size 5" x 8", titled and numbered in white in the plate, with initial C.N. c1880. £30.00
¶ Includes St. Peter Port, The Esplanade, Jersey, Saint Aubins, Jersey, Grand Hotel, Jersey.
Le Feuvre, Printer MAP OF THE ISLAND OF JERSEY Divided into Parishes, with all the Roads, Lanes, &c. Colour printed map size 15" x 25", linen-backed and folding into sm. 8vo cloth boards. c1880. £20.00
Western Counties Association STOCK LEDGER Folio ledger, 998 pages of entries, morocco spine. Main body of entries 1912-1925, but a few later. Details stock received at many different dates under page headings of item, mainly tools, household and minor agricultural equipment. On flyleaf is inscription in pencil 'Western Counties Association Co. Ltd., St. Peter Port, Guernsey', and the entries under 'Stationery' on the last leaf seem to bear this out. 1912 - 1950. £60.00
¶ Headings include: Spades, Files, Tin Kettles, Primer Knives, Reaping Hooks, Carriage Candles, Dandy Brushes, Chamois Gloves, Horse Aprons.
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Aberdeen to Kintore Canal AN ACT for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Harbour of Aberdeen, in the Parish of Aberdeen, or Saint Nicholas, into the River Don, at or near the South End of the Bridge over the same, (adjacent to the Royal Burgh of Inverbury), in the Parish of Kintore, all within the County of Aberdeen, North Britain. Cover leaf + pages numbered 967-1026, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1796. £40.00
Bacon's PLAN OF GLASGOW Coloured plan, size approx 12" x 18", single fold at centre. Scale 4" to 1 mile. c1885. £22.00
¶ With street index in margins.
Edinburgh PLAN OF THE ESTATE OF DRUM the Property of Robert Cathcart Esq. Edinburgh 19th August 1808. This is the Plan referred to in the Feu Disposition of the Coal of Drum granted by Robert Cathcart W.S to Alexr. Wright... Printed plan, size 28" x 19", fully hand-coloured. Shows road to Edinburgh, Gilmeth village, the house in the centre, shown pictorally in elevation, formal garden, ponds, stable and offices, two lime stone quarries in the North, areas with trees, four coal pits and 'Engine' near the Deer Park. Different areas shaded in bright green, pale pink and buff. 'Orchard Park' seems to have been overpainted in a different colour at a later date. Table of Content with key, giving number on plan, name of park etc., with acreage. No scale bar. Edge of paper slightly chipped and dusty down 18" of right hand edge, affecting margin only. Folds. Printed in cursive below the title are references to other transactions signed Cathcart. 1808. £250.00
Edinburgh THREE BILLS OF COACH & HARNESS MAKERS all with decorative printed headings. Comprises bill of James Macnee & Co., Coach and Harness Makers to Her Majesty, 2p., for repairs to dog carts etc., 2 bills of Peter Croall, Princes St., for new Dog Cart, with packing and delivery to Lochbrey. 2 4to, and 1 8vo. 1852-66. £22.00
Election of Peers MINUTES OF THE EVIDENCE Given Before The Committee of Privileges, to Whom the Petition of Dunbar Earl of Selkirk and James Earl of Hopetoun.... relative to the Return of the Peers chosen for Scotland stand referred. 41pp. Ordered to be printed 23d February, 1791. £25.00
Gray (J), Printer THE EDINBURGH, LEITH, GLASGOW and North British Commercial and Literary Advertiser. June 14, 1834. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp., some dustmarking on page 3. 1834. £10.00
¶ Many notices of steam vessel sailings, each with small woodcut of ship, notices of sale of numerous properties, ncluding Sugar House in Glasgow, Mansion House of Birkenbog, Foundry in Leith, etc.
Isle of Skye ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 90. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 21" x 25" plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo cloth wraps. 1896. £27.00
¶ Covers the north of the island as far south as River Sumardale.
Kingussie ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 64. Size 19" x 24". Linen backed and folding to sm. 4to. Margins and linen on verso slightly grubby. 1876. £16.00
Kircaldy BURGESS TICKET admitting Robert Rutherford, Merchant as a Freeman of the Borough. Vellum, 6" x 10", blue silk ribbon with fine wax seal of the borough, 1" diameter, showing three turrets, silk ribbon torn across just below vellum edge and seal detached. 1797. £16.00
Portobello REPORT UPON THE BOROUGH OF PORTOBELLO 1p, with a Plan of the Town, by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline, scale 6" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. Some minor off-setting on plan. c1832. £22.00
Renwick (R) and McDonald (A.B) MAP OF THE CITY OF GLASGOW Shewing the Original Area In The Twelfth Century, And The Areas Which Have Been Added From That Period Until The Present Time. Plan printed in brown with delicate colour shading to show areas added at various dates, size 36" x 40", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into printed boards, faded, small area of rubbing on front board, some edges rubbed, relevant news-cutting pasted inside front board. Shows buildings, street names, woodland, lochs dry in summer, railways, gas works, timber yards, factories etc. Decorative title top right, compass rose. City Chambers, Glasgow, May 1909. £110.00 -- See Illustration
Smith (David), Surveyed and Planned by PLAN OF THE LANDS OF BLAIR O'ER The Property of Alexander Gow, Esq. Finely executed manuscript plan, in ink and watercolour, size 36" x 24", on cartridge paper stuck firmly to hardboard. Scale approx. 2" = 3 Scots chains. Large compass rose, scale bars in Scots chains and in Feet. Shows house, garden, woodland and arable meadow and pasture land (shaded green, lined brown etc.) to differentiate), woodland and hedges shown with trees, cottages, Burn of Dalquhurr. Shading shows steep banks. Adjoining lands and owners named. Attractive watercolour border " wide with 'dentelle' effect. A few small foxing spots, and a few light smudges. 1819. £200.00 -- See Illustration
¶ A David Smith is listed in the Eden's 'Dictionary of Land Surveyors' as being active in the Glasgow area, 1819-44. The estate was near Drymen. Among the adjoining lands named are Lands of Blairwood, Property of The Duke of Montrose, Lands of Dramhead, Property of Alexander Millar of Dalnairm, Drumquhastle, Property of Robert Govan of Park.
Stirling Canal PROSPECTUS OF A CANAL Intended to connect the Town of Stirling with the Cities of Edinburgh and Glasgow and the Towns of Paisley, Greenock, and Port Glasgow. Capital £100,000 In Two Thousand Shares, at £50 each. 16pp., 4to, printed wraps with title, and four lithographed views of different types of canal boat, front and back wraps. Large folding lithographed map, scale 2 miles to an inch, showing the proposed canal in red and existing canals in black, 10" x 33". 13th December, 1835. £120.00
¶ Includes Report by John Macneill, Civil Engineer.
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Anglesea ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 11. Size 19" x 28", plus margins, printed in black and blue (with sea area solid blue). 'Record Map' stamp in margin. Published 1913. Corrections in 1933. £12.00
¶ Covers Anglesea, Portmadoc, Rhyl.
Bangor, Ffestiniog ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 38", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into sm. 8vo cloth boards, faded, title 'Snowdon and Its Neighbourhood' in gilt on front board, which is detached. c1850. £24.00
Brecon LEASE of tenement, barn, kiln, beasthouse, and lands adjoining the Glebe in Langeney, Stephen Boollis of Trewithin, founder, to John Edwards of Langeney. Vellum, size 11" x 25", signed with his mark by Boollis, wax seal on tag. Some waterstaining along one fold, some rubbing at folds with loss of some letters, but legible. Memorandum on verso signed by 7 witnesses. 1692. £25.00
Cardiganshire 'HYMETTUS' WILL SERVE THIS SEASON Thorough-bred Mares, 6 Guineas; Half-bred Mares 3 Guineas; and 5 Shillings the Groom. Printed handbill, small 8vo, on blue paper, setting out pedigree, with a description of horse, and list of wins. Owner was J. Rees, Berthlwyd, near Cardigan... together with a similar notice on pink paper for 'Dalnacardock', a bay horse foaled 1869, winner of the Yorkshire Handicap. Owner John Griffith, Parktwad, Llandugwydd. Traces of many folds. 1866 and c1880. £36.00
Milford Haven Whale Fishers AN ACT for extending the Provisions of Two Acts.... so far as they relate to the Encouragement of Persons coming to Milford Haven for the Purpose of carrying on the Southern Whale Fishery. Pages numbered 1041-1042, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1802. £14.00
Montgomery REMOVAL ORDER stating that Sarah Jones has been convicted as a rogue and vagabond and 'did wander and beg in the said town of Montgomery on Friday last', and ordering her to be removed with her 4 children to Bishops Castle in Shropshire, that being the next town through which she is to pass on her way to Helston in Cornwall, her last legal place of settlement. Printed, small wax seal. On conjoint leaf is a statement signed with her mark by Sarah Jones saying she was married in Burr in Ireland to William Jones a private in the 62nd Foot. Document worn at folds with loss of some words, grubby. 1817. £28.00
¶ On the blank areas are no less than 10 signed manuscript orders for her removal to the next parish along her route, including All Saints Hereford, Much Birch, Landinabo, Ross.
Ruabon J.C. EDWARDS. RHOS GLAZED BRICK AND TREFYNANT FIRECLAY WORKS PEN-Y-BONT. BRICKS, TILES AND TERRA COTTA. CATALOGUE OF PATTERNS. Terra Cotta, Roofing Tiles, Finials, Building Brickwork, Vitrified Blue Goods, Sanitary Stoneware, Glazed Bricks. 47 plates and 20pp. of text, with prices for 1903, list of principal buildings in which materials used, details of goods, index. Original decoratively printed boards, size 14" x 11", cloth spine, frayed at top and bottom, paper on boards rubbed, inner joints broken, staples rusty. Decorative title page by Walter Booth. 1903. £95.00
¶ Founded by James Coster Edwards. The Company (active from 1903-1956) was responsible for such the exterior of the Pierhead Building in Cardiff, glazed bricks at South Kensington Museum, et, doorways at the Law Courts, Birmingham, etc.
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
Smith & Sons ENVIRONS OF CARDIFF Colour-printed map 14" x 18", scale 4 miles to an inch, linen-backed folding into sm 8vo printed blue cloth wraps. c1900. £8.00
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BONFILS, PHOTOGRAPHER Alexandria PHOTOGRAPH of Pompey's Pillar, by Bonfils. Albumen print, size 10" x 9", signed 'Bonfils 100' in the plate in black. Small tear approx. a quarter of an inch long at bottom edge, some light creases at corners. c1880. £25.00
CHINA CLAY Anon. A STUDY OF THE CHINA CLAY INDUSTRY WITH SPECIAL REFERENCE TO DEVON AND CORNWALL. Manuscript, illustrated with actual photographs and reprints of photos presumably cut from other works, and with 19 manuscript maps on tracing paper. 4to, loose leaves in unlettered binder, slightly damped to one corner, internally sound, 126 pages of text on ruled paper. c1950. £90.00
¶ The photographs, which are mounted on thick grey paper, with ruled borders and captions, are of Cornish works.
Bacon's GEOLOGICAL MAP OF ENGLAND AND WALES Colour printed map on two sheets, each 12" x 20", scale 15 miles to 1". With reference key in top right corner. 1884. £16.00
¶ From Bacon's Atlas of the British Isles.
Bacon's MAP OF THE ENVIRONS OF BRISTOL For Cyclists and Tourists. Coloured map, scale 1" to 1 mile, folding into sm. 8vo cloth wraps, with attractive illustration of cyclists. c1890. £12.00
¶ Covers Iron Acton, Radstock, Corsham.
Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXV N.E/XXVII N.E. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 25" x 37", linen-backed and folding into sm. 4to cloth endpapers. Contours in red. 1925. £22.00
Bluthner Pianos JULIUS BLUTHNER Hofpianoforte Fabrikant. Flugel Pianinos. Booklet, 20pp., 4to, stiff wraps printed in gold and brown with picture of a piano, text on history of firm, list of royal clients, etc, illustrations, some in colour, and description of 8 pianos including 'Rokoko-Stil' etc. Leipzig, c1930. £25.00
Bowen (E) A NEW MAP OF THE COUNTIES OF CUMBERLAND AND WESTMORELAND Divided into their respective Wards From the Best Surveys and Intelligences, Illustrated with Historical Extracts relative to Natural History, Produce, Trade and Manufactures Shewing also the Rectories & Vicarages With various other Improvements. Engraved map, size 27" x 20", folded, not dissected. Original colouring of borders of Hundreds and border of map. Decorative cartouche, and dedication top right to Sir James Lowther. Descriptive text around edge of map. Map trimmed to within a quarter of an inch of border, losing imprint (as was often done with folded maps). Two tiny splits in paper where folds meet reinforced on verso with archival tape. Small light brown spot in border bottom right. 1760. £200.00
Brangwyn (Frank) CHRISTMAS CARD Printed on fine canvas, showing black cat in front of the hearth, with kettle on fire, in red, black and grey. 3" x 4". Silk ribbon tie. Paper inside printed with 'A Cosy Corner by a Glowing Hearth be yours throughout this blithe Season of Cheer... is the wish of Mr & Mrs. J. Brangwyn, Temple Lodge, Queen Street, Hammersmith.' Date in ms. 1914. £17.00
Bristol, London & Southern Counties Railway ESTIMATE OF EXPENSE for Railways No 1-6. 10pp., folio. In Parliament Session 1903. £25.00
¶ Gives cost of earthworks, tunnels, bridges, viaducts, permanent way, etc.
British Empire COTTON FLAG Union Jack flag, size 8" x 12", with portrait of Edward VIII superimposed, together with two world map hemispheres, diameter 4", showing British possessions in red. Banner at top 'Coronation King Edward VIII', and date 1937 with coat of arms at bottom. 'British Made' in bottom corner. Unhemmed, small triangle of cloth torn from top edge at left, making top edge uneven (affecting just the union flag background. 1937. £18.00
Clarkson (J) LETTER written in the third person, Joseph Dimsdale, 114 St. Johns Street, Clerkenwell, 'J. Clarkson presents his respects to Joseph Dimsdale and is sorry that he cannot avail himself of his kind offer of dining and of going with him afterwards to Upton.... being obliged to go... to Purfleet...' Says he would be pleased to have copies of Wm. Penn's two letters at Hertford. 1p, 4to, conjoint leaf with address panel, postmarks. Dated January 77. 1811, but postmark Jan. 8. 1812. £18.00
¶ Possibly J. Clarkson the Quaker anti-slavery campaigner.
Cornwall and Devon Mines AN ACT to explain and amend an Act of the present Session..... for allowing a Drawback of the additional Duties of Customs on Timber used in the Tin, Lead, and Copper Mines of Devon and Cornwall.... Pages numbered 345-347, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1813. £10.00
Cornwall and Devon Schools PRESENTATION VOLUME To E. Douglas Tinling, her Majesty's Inspector, Church of England Schools, with the names of Managers and teachers of the Church Schools under Government Inspection in the Diocese of Exeter. 4to, full calf, rubbed and scuffed, gilt title, first page illuminated in gold and red and blue, 3 page introduction and 21 pages with name of school and names of teachers and manager. Blanks at end. Damp staining affecting bottom right hand corner of pages, mainly in margin except for first page, with some disintegration of paper at edge of first few leaves. Loosely inserted is printed letter of thanks from Tinling to the 260 who signed the Memorial. Schools include Lympstone National School, Menheniot, Pendeen, Pool Bassett School, Sancreed School, Bovey Tracey School, Brampford Wood Reformatory, etc. 1863. £60.00
¶ Tinling became Prebendary of Wells in 1863. His letter of thanks refers to the '17 years we have laboured together in the work of Education amongst the children of the poor in the Counties of Devon and Cornwall'.
Cornwall and Devon Miners AN ACT to explain and amend an Act.... for enabling His Majesty to accept the Services of a Proportion of the Militia out of the United Kingdom, for the vigorous Prosecution of the War; and to extend the Provisions thereof to the Regiment of Miners of Cornwall and Devon. Pages numbered 112-115, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1813. £11.00
Cornwall and Devon HERALDIC MEMS. CHURCH NOTES Parts of Cornwall and Devonshire 1850. Notices of all the Ancient Mons., any Encaustic Tiles, Heraldic Bosses and Ancient Heraldic Painted Glass, remaining in the following Churches. L.W. 1850. Manuscript, 108 pages, 4to, half calf, marbled boards, 'Church Notes II' on morocco label on spine. Index of Places at front. Notes on 44 churches, describing monuments, stained glass, etc, with drawings in ink of shields, and heraldic descriptions, for example the description of Ermington church there are four shields illustrated from 'A fine Raised Tomb to Wm. Stretchleigh of Stretchleigh'. Index of people at end. With bookplate of Lewis Way. 1850. £55.00
¶ Lewis Way was an antiquarian from Bristol and author of articles in various journals.
Deer AN ACT more effectually to prevent the stealing of Deer. Pages numbered 1013-1015, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1802. £15.00
Devon and Cornwall Miners AN ACT to allow a limited Proportion of the Corps of Miners to inlist into the Regular Forces. 2pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1813. £15.00
Devon and Cornwall ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 144. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 18" x 30", plus margins. Printed in black and blue. First published 1931. £15.00
¶ Possibly an outline edition prepared for a further printing.
Devon and Cornwall ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 144. Fifth Edition. Printed in black and blue only. Size 23" x 29". Covers Lansallos, Plymouth, Gunnislake, Newton Ferrers. 1931. £15.00
¶ Possibly and outline edition issued in preparation for a final edition.
Dorset and Somerset GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. XVIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 31", fully hand-coloured, key down left hand margin. Three small brownish stains in margins, one obtruding onto border. Some glue marks on verso of linen, not affecting the map. Published 1875. O.S. blind-stamp 1907. £80.00
Dorset and Somerset ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 313. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14" plus wide margins. Revised 1897, Published 1898. £18.00
¶ Covers Horsington, Mappowder, Blandford, Shaftesbury.
Exmoor Inclosure AN ACT for vesting in His Majesty certain Parts of the Forest of Exmoor, otherwise Exmore, in the Counties of Somerset and Devon; and for inclosing the said Forest. 35pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1815. £30.00
Famous people CARTE DE VISITE Upwards of Five Hundred Photographic Portraits of the Most Celebrated Personages of the Age. With a Hand-Magnifying Glass every Portrait will be seen Perfect. Label on verso of F.J. Roberts, Printer and Stationer, 2 Seymour St., Euston Sq. c1870. £5.00
Gall and Inglis THE EXETER ROAD The 'Strip' or 'Motor' Route Maps, No. 5. Strip map, scale half an inch to a mile, printed in black and brown. Linen-backed, approx. 7ft. long, folding into brown cloth covered boards printed with key map, size 6" x 3". With contour plans. Several pages inside with explanation, list of hotels etc. c1910. £16.00
Gall and Inglis THE 'ROYAL' ROAD BOOK OF ENGLAND With 300 Contour Plans. 144pp., plus folding map at end. Illustrated red cloth boards, size x c1910. £18.00
Gall and Inglis THE 'RIPLEY ROAD' MAP By H.R.G. Inglis. London to Ripley, Guildford and Portsmouth. Strip map, folding into boards size 6" x 3", orange printed label. c1910. £8.00
¶ With gradient profile.
Grand Junction Canal AN ACT to enable the Company of Proprietors of the Grand Junction Canal to finish and complete the same and several Cuts, and other Works, authorized to be made and done by them, by several Acts of Parliament. Cover leaf + pages numbered 303-314, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1795. £18.00
Grand Junction Canal CIRCULAR LETTER to Shareholders saying the Company forebore the declaration of a dividend in the last half year, giving 4 reasons why, laid out in 4 paragraphs. 1p., 4to, and on verso a statement of finances. Blank adjoining leaf with name in ink, on verso. 18th June 1816. £20.00
¶ Mentions cost of two Reservoirs on the Tring Summit, completing canals to Aylesbury and Northampton, etc.
Great Western Railway REPORT OF THE DIRECTORS and Financial Accounts.... Year Ended 31st December, 1921. 19pp., folio, folded, including full page map of the system. Wear along one fold with slight loss of text on map page. 1921. £20.00
Great Western Railway IN PARLIAMENT SESSION 1886. ESTIMATE OF EXPENSE 8pp., folio, gives estimates for cutting, bridges, viaducts and railways described in the Bill. 1886. £16.00
Great Western Railway IN PARLIAMENT SESSION 1888. 4pp., plus docket title. Lists expenses for Permanent Way, Bridges, Gatekeepers Houses, land etc. 1888. £16.00
¶ The Engineers were Fowler and Roberts.
Hertfordshire, Berkshire, Middlesex ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet VII, scale 1" to 1 mile. Size approx. 24" x 36", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into cloth endpapers. Some slight browning in places in bottom half of map, road from Wendover to Windsor lightly coloured in crayon, linen browned between some sections. Electrotyped 1876. £28.00
¶ Covers West London (west from London Bridge, Great Marlow, St. Albans.)
Hertfordshire, Buckinghamshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 6" to 1 mile, Sheet Middx. IX N.E/Herts. XLVII etc. Size 12" x 18", plus wide margins. Dissected and mounted on linen, marbled wraps. Water features hand-coloured. Second Edition 1897. £15.00
¶ Covers Harefield, River Colne, Grand Junction Canal, Newyears Green.
Hertfordshire, Middlesex ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 6" to 1 mile, Sheet Middx. IV S.E/Herts. XLIII S.E. etc. Size 12" x 18", plus wide margins. Dissected and mounted on linen, marbled wraps. Water features hand-coloured. Second Edition 1899. £16.00
¶ Covers Harefield Grove, Grand Junction Canal, Moor Park, Mill End, River Colne.
Inn sale PARTICULARS OF SALE OF THE CORNISH INN 25 pages in 12mo notebook, titled as above, marbled wraps, recording items of furniture, china etc., sold, 1857. Records 141 Lots, with price realised, name of buyer, and at the end, sum paid for valuing, reed, and tax etc. At the beginning of the book are 7p. recording meat purchased. 1852-7. £22.00
¶ There is no indication of where the Inn was. There was a 'Cornish Inn' in Tavistock, but there is nothing to confirm that. Surnames of buyers include Jope, Jessop, Langmead, Yeo, Legassick. Two providers of stone posts etc. at end are William Arscott and William Pearce.
Insane Persons AN ACT for the Custody of Insane Persons charged with Offences. Pages numbered 761-763, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1800. £22.00
Kennet and Avon AN ACT for making a Navigable Canal from or near Gain's Cross, in the Parish of Shillington Okeford, in the County of Dorset, to communicate with the Kennet and Avon Canal, at or near Widbrook, in the County of Wilts, and also a certain Navigable Branch from the intended Canal. Cover leaf + pages numbered 551-630, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1796. £45.00
¶ Includes a 5 page schedule of the owners/occupiers of the land concerned.
Kennett and Avon AN ACT to vary and alter the Line of a Canal authorised to be made by an Act, passed in the Thirtyfourth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled An Act for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal, with certain Rail Ways and Stone Roads, from several Collieries in the County of Somerset, to communicate with the intended Kennett and Avon Canal, in the Parish of Bradford, in the County of Wilts, and to alter and amend the said Act. Cover leaf + pages numbered 635-651, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1796. £30.00
¶ Includes a 3 page schedule of the owners or occupiers of the land concerned.
Kent, Essex ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile, size approx. 24" x 36". Linen-backed and folding into 8vo endpapers. County boundaries, roads, parkland, main roads and railways hand-coloured. Large area between Romford, Epping, Chadwell, outlined at a later date in black, possibly indicating some kind of boundary. Electrotype 1878. £34.00
¶ Covers East London, Maldon, Isle of Grain.
Lake District ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 38. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19" plus wide margins. Admiralty stamps in margin. Published 1905. £20.00
¶ Covers Wastwater, Coniston Water, Windermere.
Lane (John), Lithographer MAP OF THE LONDON, CHATHAM & DOVER RAILWAY Metropolitan Extensions to the West-End & Blackfriars; Shewing connection with the West London Junction Railway, and Metropolitan Railway. Also the Crystal Palace Railway, in course of construction. Lithographed map showing streets, parks etc, streets named, with railways in red and black. Covers Beckenham station in south to Shepherd's Bush in North. Dotted line shows line from Longbrough Road to Crystal Palace. Size 20" x 12", folded to 5" x 3". One fold reinforced on verso with old tape, another 3" repaired tear. c1850?. £36.00
ILLUSTRATED MANUSCRIPT Liverpool, Taunton, Exeter, Ilminster, Somerton, etc. JOURNAL OF EXCURSIONS 8vo plain paper notebook, half calf, gilt, marbled boards, corners rubbed, paper on front board slightly rubbed, gilt decoration on spine, with title 'Excursions' (title rubbed). 148 pages of manuscript in a very neat hand, mostly written on one side only, interleaved with 24 large steel-engraved vignette views, approx. size of engraved surface approx. 5" x 6", illustrating the text. There is an Index of 'Cities and Villages'. The greater part of the journal covers Somerset, and it is possible the writer lived in Bristol, as he describes day excursions from Bristol, and a train trip from Bristol to Liverpool. There is a great deal of architectural and historical detail, and the description for the larger places is arranged in the form of town 'Walks' (there are five for Liverpool), covering the sights street by street. Circa 1844. £340.00
¶ Places visited are: Liverpool, (38pp.); Chester (10p); Taunton (13p); Ilminster (5p); Exeter (19p, five 'Walks'); Sherbourne (9p), and then: Banwell ('Banwell Caves are two extensive Caverns 40ft high and 50-60 broad, one of them is remarkable for its beautiful stalactites - there is also a natural stone seat with round back at the end of the cavern called the Bishop's Chair. The second cavern contained many fossil bones, now removed to Mr. Beard's near the cavern.'); Abridge, Cheddar, Langport, Fivehead, Burton Pinsent, Langport, Ilchester ('Long Load - remarkable for its stone dressing Works by steam where the blue lias of the neighbouring hills are polished like marble and cut into every variety of form by saws driven by steam'), Martock, Somerton, Compton Dunder, Glastonbury (with plan of town cut from a Sales Particular), Wells, Wookey Hole, Shepton Mallet. At Littleton he points to a column on a hill asking a local boy its name. He replies 'I never heard as how anything grawed there, some o' em do try a little wheat but doant never do them hills be too high and cold'.
London & North-western Railway AN ACT to enable the London and North-western Railway Company to construct a Branch Railway to Saint Albans.... 6pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1853. £16.00
London Salisbury & Yeovil Junction Railway PROSPECTUS 3pp., folio, folded. Lists Committee, number of shares etc., setting out route, advantages etc. No map present. 1845. £45.00
¶ The Engineer was John Rennie.
Monuments AN ACT for the better protection of Ancient Monuments. 9p., plus cover leaf with 'Arrangement of Sections'. Disbound, Act of Parliament, sewn as issued, separately paginated. Includes 3p. list of monuments to which Act applied. Loosely inserted is printed letter from A. Pitt Rivers (Inspector) to the Society of Antiquaries, asking whether they want to add any monuments for consideration. Some edge tears at bottom. 1882. £15.00
Munroe and Francis, Boston, U.S.A., Printer CATALOGUE of the Scholars in the Public Latin School in School-Street, Boston, September 1826. Leaflet, 6pp., 8vo, plus title. Lists pupil, residence, school, in classes. 1826. £38.00
Paris Exhibition FIFTEEN PHOTOGRAPHS of the 1900 Exhibition. Original prints, size 3" x 5", of the different pavilions (Pavillion of Commercial Navigation', 'Bazaar in Algerian Street', 'United States Pavillion' etc. Most with identifying pencil inscriptions on verso. Many show people passing in front of pavillions. 1900. £28.00
Pawnbrokers AN ACT for better regulating the Business of Pawnbrokers. Pages numbered 789-808, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1800. £22.00
Plastic Decoration and Papier Mache Company Ltd. ARCHITECTURAL ORNAMENTS Manufactured by The Plastic Decoration and Papier Mache Company Limited (Late Bielefeld's). Established 1826. Plaster, Carton-Pierre, Papier mache, Composition or Scagliola. Catalogue size 14" x 11", plain paper-covered boards, calf spine with gilt title, rubbed, paper on boards 'cockled', boards slightly rubbed with one corner bumped. 5pp. of text with description of products, list of buildings with work executed and architect. 126 plates, some being white on a black background. 2 plates and the title page have repaired tears, two some fraying in the margin. A few plates have some slight off-setting as if some hand-written letters have been stored between the pages at one time. 1891. £85.00
¶ Shows ceilings, mantelpieces, ceiling roses, corbels, cornices, etc.
Publishing AN ACT for more effectually preventing the Sale of Obscene Books, Pictures, Prints.... 4pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1857. £10.00
S.D.U.K. MARSEILLE Ancient Marsilia. Town plan, size 12" x 16". Narrow margins. Slight crease top left corner. 1840. £35.00
Shrewsbury to Netherpool Canal AN ACT to explain and amend an Act.... for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the River Severn, at Shrewsbury, in the County of Salop, to the River Mersey, at or near Netherpool, in the County of Chester, and also for making and maintaining certain Collateral Cuts from the said intended Canal; and for varying and altering certain Parts of the Whitchurch Line of the said Canal and Collateral Cuts, and for extending the same from Franckton Common, to Sherryman's Bridge, in the Parish of Whitchurch, in the said County of Salop.... Cover leaf + pages numbered 1043-1062, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1796. £20.00
Somerset and Devon GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet XXI. Hand-coloured map size 24" x 36", scale 1" to 1 mile. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding to sm. 4to, marbled wraps. Key down right-hand margin. Printed from an Electrotype, c1880. £85.00
¶ Covers Crediton, Dulverton, Taunton, Ilminster.
Somerset and Dorset ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 130. 'Yeovil and Blandford' Popular Edition. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 19" x 27", plus margins. Printed in black and blue only. Small 'Record Map' stamp top right corner. n.d. 1930's. £10.00
Stanford (E) LONDON ATLAS MAP OF IRELAND Colour-printed map, scale 7.69 miles to 1", dissected and linen-backed, size 35" x 28", folding into cloth slipcase, slightly rubbed at corners, with printed label. c1890. £38.00
Surrey, Berks. ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Sheet 269. Size 14" x 20". Linen-backed and folding into sm. 8vo marbled wraps. c1880. £14.00
Surrey, Kent ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 25" x 36", made up of quarter sheets (the bottom half a slightly lighter printing. Linen-backed and folding to 8vo endpapers. Linen split at edge along 1" of one fold. No sheet number. 1879. £34.00
¶ Covers South London (as far north as Green Park), Dorking, Tonbridge.
Tin Duties AN ACT for the Abolition of the Duties payable on the Coinage of Tin in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon, and for giving Compensation in Lieu of such Duties, and to reduce the Duties of Customs payable on Tin. Pages numbered 1109-1111, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1838. £12.00
Tyrwhitt and Jones families GENEALOGICAL COLLECTIONS relative to the Families of Tyrwhitt and Jones. 1826. Manuscript, on thick paper, size 19" x 13". Decorative title page with title in a variety of decorative calligraphic styles, border, shields and flags etc. at top, coat of arms at bottom. Contents leaf. Arms of Thomas Tyrwhitt Knt. Gentleman Usher of the Black Rod, 1826, in fine water colour on one leaf, in red, yellow, gold and green. 7 double-page spreads of pedigrees of Tyrwhitt family, followed by 22 pages of genealogical notes on this family, including one large illustration of quarterings in ink in text. Arms of Sir Thomas John Tyrwhitt-Jones Baronet 1826, in watercolour on single page. 4 pages of pedigrees and 2 pages of notes. Index of place and people's names. Marbled boards, half calf, paper rubbed, lacking much of calf and all of calf spine, boards detached. Marbled endpapers. Spotting from damp on blank endpapers and a few damp spots on the first few pedigrees. Loosely inserted is a letter to Sir Tyrwhitt Jones from J. Pulman, Parliament Place, 1826, to accompany the pedigrees, saying he will complete some ommissions in the modern part of the pedigrees when he has more information. 1826. £240.00
Weller (E) Engr. NORTH WESTERN RAILWAY Sheet 1, London to Birmingham, Sheet 2 Birmingham to Manchester & Liverpool. Lithograph maps, hand-coloured in outline, on two sheets 17" x 12", each divided into three strips, scale " to 1 mile. 1863. £36.00
¶ From 'The Dispatch Atlas'.
Wiltshire, Somerset, Devon, Ireland AN ACT for enlarging and extending the Powers given by 'Wyndham's Estate Act, 1854', of or over divers Freehold, Copyhold, and Leasehold Estates devised by or subject to the Limitations of the Will of the Right Honourable George Obrien Earl of Egremont deceased. 34pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1863. £15.00
Yorkshire and Lancashire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XCII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 25" x 37", linen-backed, folding into 8vo cloth wraps. 1857-8. £35.00
¶ Covers Clitheroe, Grassington Moor, Otley, Burnley. A nice strong impression with distinctive hachures.
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