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Apsley Guise BOND of John Breed, Gardener, to Staveley Staunton of Birthmoore in the parish of Woburn. Signed with the mark of John Breed, and three witnesses. On paper, 1p. small folio, small papered seal. 1674. £25.00
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 and requirements as to fences. Purchase prices and buyers have been added neatly in MS.
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Bradfield PARTICULARS of the Exceptionally Attractive Residential Property known as Mead House, Bradfield, A Country House of Exceptional Character... walled kitchen gardens, a capital cottage, Potash Farm.. for Sale by Auction... 15th July, 1930. 12pp., 4to, folding plan, stiff wraps, photo on front wrap, lacks one of the two tipped-in photographs. Foxing at bottom of front wrap. 1930. £8.00
Sandhurst RELEASE of a messuage known as Aylwards in Sandhurst, together with numerous other named lands and properties in Sandhurst, Francis White of Basingstoke to Richard Linbrey of New Inn, Middlesex. Vellum, size 27" x 33". Good armorial wax seal. Vellum very creased, small tear. 1743. £25.00
¶ Includes moor called Halls Grove, lands known as Street Moor, newly-erected dwelling house on The Breach, Owls Moor, Jennings Moor, etc.
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Arrowsmith, Publisher LETTER from J.W. Arrowsmith to Lewis Way, Ashton Court, on headed paper of Arrowsmith Publishers, Dec. 18 1908, saying he was very interested in the paper on the Smyths Way had read at the Archaeological Society and enquiring if he would be interested in publishing. 2p, 8vo. 1908. £14.00
Blaise Castle BLAISE HAMLET To Mrs Harford of Blaise Castle Henbury, Gloucestershire. This Plate of the Cottages composing Blaise Hamlet, is most respectfully dedicated by The Publisher. Lithograph showing the nine cottages in three rows of three, each named. Size 10" x 13". In a beige mount with gold line. The print has been cleaned at some time. Bristol, Printed & Published by T. Bedford. £32.00
Clifton CONVEYANCE of a lot of Ground and Messuage thereon being No. 1 Victoria Place, near the Victoria Rooms in the Parish of Clifton... Charles Highnam and others to George Barry. Small plan showing plots on verso. 2 large vellum sheets, wax seals... together with.... MORTGAGE of the same property by the Bristol Benefit Building Society. 3 vellum sheets. 1848. £16.00
Cunninghame (M), Del. THIS VIEW OF LAYING THE FOUNDATION STONE OF CLIFTON SUSPENSION BRIDGE on 27th August 1836. is Dedicated with the greatest respect to The Most Noble the Marquis of Northampton, the Members of the British Association & the Bridge Trustees. Lithographed view size approx. 7" x 9«", titled beneath, in an ivory mount with a gold line, the hand-colouring is well-executed but later. C. Hullmandel, c.1836. £85.00
¶ Shows the gorge with boats on the river Avon, looking downstream with the Clifton observatory, and with a large number of spectators lined up on the Clifton Downs. The funds for Isambard Kingdom Brunel's bridge ran out in 1853 and it was not finished until 1864, 5 years after Brunel had died.
Donne (Benjamin) A PLAN OF BRISTOL, CLIFTON, THE HOTWELLS from an Actual Survey by B. Donne. Engraved plan size approx. 19" x 27", extends to Redland Cottage in the North, Coronation Road and Redcliffe Crescent in the South, includes buildings at Montpelier and Ashley Hill, Leigh Woods and Rownham Lodge in the west, St. Philip's Workhouse in the east. With inset view of Avon showing gorge and terraces of Clifton, size 2«" x 7", list of Public Buildings, Chapels, Alms Houses, Squares, down left and right hand edges. Published as the Act directs by B. Donne, Bristol Jany. 23rd, 1826. £600.00
¶ Indicates 52 Public Buildings, including the Philosophical and Literary Institution, Hospital for Diseases of the Eye, Colston's School for 100 Boys, Pie Powder Court, Sion Spring, Cheese Market, etc. At certain points distances from the Exchange are indicated.
Gaol AN ACT for building a New Gaol, a Penitentiary House and House of Correction, within the City of Bristol, and for regulating, maintaining, and supporting the same; and for disposing of the present Common Gaol of the said City of Bristol, and County of the same City.... Black Letter. Cover leaf + 80pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1792. £25.00
Horfield AN ASSESSMENT made Pursuant of an Act of Parliament... for Granting an Aid by a Land Tax... One Thousand Seven Hundred and Ninety Seven. Large folio sheet, folded, ruled in columns for Proprietors, Occupiers, amount due. Lists 16 Occupiers... Signed by three commissioners with small wax seals, and by Assessors and Collectors... together with a similar sheet... AN ASSESSMENT MADE... for the year 1798. 2 items. 1797-1798. £28.00
Sturge & Co. TOBACCO WAREHOUSE Surveyor's report signed by Y. & J.P. Sturge (on the instructions of the Surveyor of City Lands) on the suitability of a Tobacco Warehouse in Back Street for conversion to a `Mart for the sale of Leather'. One and a quarter sides of foolscap, in a clear hand. Oct. 25th l830. £17.00
Tankard's Close Houses TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION On Friday, the 14th of May, 1830, At the Bank Tavern, John Street.... Shares in all those Two Freehold Messuages or Dwelling Houses.... Situate in Tankard's Close, Leading from St. Michael's Hill to Mr Tyndall's Park, Now in the occupation of James Davis and Richard Were.... Single folio sheet, folded, printed on one side, a few edge tears, attached with sealing wax to the manuscript `Conditions of Sale' with signature of the purchaser, amount. 1830. £26.00
Theatre Royal PLAYBILL February 17th - 21st. 1868. Printed with large type-faces in red and black on thin paper, size 30" x 10". Advertising Miss Marie Wilton's London Company in the Great Comedy of 'Caste', and concluding with the Farce of 'The Young Widow'. Somertons, Printer, Mercury Office, Broad St. 1866. £22.00
Voss Bark (Conrad), Photographer PHOTOGRAPH of a large group of over a hundred boys in naval uniforms on a sailing ship, some seated, some in the rigging. Albumen print, size 4" x 7", mounted on card, outlined in red, 'C. Voss Bark, Clifton' printed below. Card edges with browning (not affecting photograph). At the left hand side is a small group of ladies. The boys ages seem to be about 10-16, and the ship was possibly a training establishment. c1885. £24.00
¶ C. Voss Bark was a well-known Bristol photographer, based at Strathcarn House, Clifton.
Wright & Co., Photographers, Bedminster BELGIAN REFUGEES Under the Care of The Redcliffe, Southville and Bedminster West Wards. Photograph, on glossy yellowish paper, size 4" x 7«", plus margins. Printed title. Shows about 50 adults and children against a background of trees. Chappell & Co., Redcliffe Printing Works. c1915. £16.00
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Peterborough ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Part of Sheet VIII, etc. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 18", plus margins. Contours in red. Additions to 1950. £10.00
¶ Covers the town centre, Old Fletton, Longthorpe, Eastfield.
Sawston, Whittlesford, Stapleford, Hildersham PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Sawston and Hildersham Estates, comprising Superior Dairy, Stock and Corn Farms, Building Sites, Cottage and Shop Property... for Sale by Auction... 23rd September, 1922. 31pp., folio, staples rusty hence wraps loose. 2 large folding plans in pocket. With a bundle of correspondence, 1923-4, relating to sales, tithe apportionment, tenants, etc. 1922. £40.00
¶ Includes Huntington's Farm, Cook's Pen Farm, Plumb's Place Farm, Cook's Pen Farm, etc.
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Bacon's MAP OF CHESHIRE Reduced from the Ordnance Survey by Edw. Weller. Colour printed map size approx. 12«" x 18", central fold. Reduced from the Ordnance Survey, scale ¬" to 1 mile. Divided into 5 mile squares. c1885. £10.00
¶ From 'Bacon's Atlas of The British Isles'.
Chester Criminals AN ACT to explain an Act.... for the more effectual Administration of Justice in England and Wales, so far as relates to the Execution of Criminals in the County of Chester. 2pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1835. £10.00
Chester etc. SET OF FOUR ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Quarter sheets, Sheet LXXX S.W. (Chester), N.W. (Runcorn), N.E. (Middlewich), S.E. (Knutsford). Scale 1" to 1 mile. Borders all round on each sheet, dissected and backed with linen, folding into small 8vo endpapers. Chester sheet has 3" split in linen at one fold, and a feint smudge in one corner. Inserted in cloth slipcase with crude tape repair to one edge. Printed from an Electrotype. 1865-82. £30.00
Middlewich ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXX N.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. Small blue 'Record Map' stamp in margin. O.S. blindstamp 1897. £18.00
Seacombe SEPIA WATERCOLOUR SKETCH titled in margin 'near Seacombe. Sept. 10 1811'. Size approx. 6" x 8", shows sailing boat moored at the bank, near pinkish coloured houses surrounded by trees, two fishermen in foreground. In sepia tones with pencil shading and detail, sky left blank. 1811. £24.00
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Collins (H.G) CORNWALL Lithographed map with decorative border of leaves, size 13" x 15". Inset of Scilly Islands. Traces of folds, leaf border on left trimmed away, small library stamp in bottom margin. 1852. £16.00
¶ From 'The British Gazeteer'.
Cornish Chamber of Mines SILICOSIS COMPENSATION SCHEME cyclostyled copy of a letter from the Home Office to the Chamber responding to their representation to limit the scheme. 2p, sm. folio. 11th Dec. 1928. £10.00
¶ 'The Secretary of State is not quite sure what your Chamber means by the handling of dry material. He is advised that the process of breaking or crushing of the ore containing rock or any handling or moving incidental thereto give rise to dust.'
FIRST EDITION Cornwall ORDNANCE SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN. PART THE III. Containing the Western Part of Cornwall And Part of Devonshire Comprised in Plates No. 29, 30, 31, 32, 33. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Covers almost the whole of Cornwall apart from the eastern parts which appear on three Devon sheets. Copper plate engravings, on five sheets, each 25" x 36", sewn into original buff wraps, overall size 27" x 41", with octagonal paper label with decorative border of circles on front wrap (illustrated in Margary 'Old Series Ordnance Survey' Vol II, page xxviii), together with key map. None of the sheets have borders. Engraved at the Drawing Room in the Tower under the Direction of Col. Mudgee and his assistants. This edition c1820. Corresponds to Margary State 3, £400.00
¶ Sheets XXIX (Bude Bay) and XXXII (Lizard Head) are mostly sea. A fine clean, crisp set of very early impressions. The sheets correspond to Margary State 3, having the Scale bar, and 'Parallel to the Meridian of Butterton Hill' in right margin. 'The Cornish sheets, unlike those for Devon, were printed without decorative borders on any sides in their earliest states'. (Margary).
Duchy of Cornwall AN ACT to Continue an Act.... intituled, An Act to enable Her Majesty to Make Leases and Copies of Offices, Lands & Hereditaments, Parcel of Her Dutchy of Cornwall... Black Letter. Cover leaf + 3pp, disbound, partly waterstained. Act of Parliament. 1714. £15.00
Duchy of Cornwall EXPENSE ACCOUNT of William Neale, an auditor, listing fees and allowances for one year's work for the Duchy ending Michaelmas 1598. Manuscript in a fine hand on 1p., small folio, blank conjoint leaf, listing sums 'ffor the ssessions Rolle...' 'Expenses', etc., with note of what 'remayneth', and note mentioning Thomas Coswarth 'late Receavor' and money 'paid to Sr. Fr. Godolphin by the sayd Auditor'. Signed by W. Neale... together with... RECEIPT, 1598, for 16s received of John Marke gent. for a rate concerning a tenement in St. Columb. 7 lines in manuscript, oblong 8vo, signed by John Day, John Robins. 1598. £90.00
Gascoigne (J) A MAP OF THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL Newly Surveyed by Joel Gascoyne. Reprint of the map on 12 sheets, plus key map, and introductory booklet by W.L.D. Ravenhill and O.J. Padel, inserted into 4to slipcase, gilt title. Devon & Cornwall Record Society, 1991. £10.00
Grade ASSIGNMENT by way of mortgage of a tenement called Mount Batt in Grade, Thomas Stephens to Richard Johns, including lands enclosed out of wastrel ground called Gwendreath Common, with Common of Pasture, Furze, Turf and Heath in Goonhilly Down. Large vellum sheet, wax seal. 1847. £15.00
Great Wheal Fortune Mining Co. PEREMPTORY ORDER to Cornish & Borlase, made in the Stannary Court, in the Matter of the Companies' Act and of the Great Wheal Fortune Mining Company, for payment of Arrears of Calls. 2p., folio, printed on blue paper, plus docket title. Two schedules on second page, one listing approx. 50 Contributories. Concerns the will of James Angove. 1871. £24.00
Helston and Constantine RENTAL of the Lands of Rev. Richd. Hill and Miss C.M. Hill, Michaelmas 1850,51,53. Three booklets, each with 3 double-page spreads, sm. folio, ruled in columns for 'Tenants', 'Tenements', 'Amount Received' etc. Plain paper wraps with MS title, very ragged and stained, 1853 booklet lacks wraps. Edges of pages stained. 1850-3. £40.00
¶ Properties include in Constantine: Bosahan, Watercourse to Wheal Vyvyan Mine, dwelling house part of Bridge tenement, and in Helston: House and garden in Meneage Street, field near the Beacon, dwelling house near Cross-wolla Turnpike Gate.
Helston (Borough of) AFFADAVIT OF DEBT of Elizabeth Rogers of Helston, widow, that Thomas Burgess of Sithney, Engineer, is justly indebted to her for £3.6s.6d. for goods sold to him. Manuscript, 10 lines on 1p. sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf. Signed by Rogers and John Williams the Mayor. 1746. £16.00
Lanhydrock Estates PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Freehold Agricultural Estates and Accommodation Lands within the Manor of Trevillis, situate in the Parishes of St. Pinnock, Braddock and Liskeard, and the Borough of Liskeard.... extending to about 726 Acres comprising Three Valuable Pasture and Arable Farms, Tenements, Cottages, Accommodation Lands.... 102 Acres of Woodland. To be Offered By Auction.... 13th April 1912. 20pp., folio, printed paper wraps, five large coloured folding plans in pocket at rear. Worn at spine, partly split, due to weight of maps in pocket, tears in back wrap, repaired with archival tape. Some slight waterstaining down right margin of a few leaves. 1912. £65.00
¶ Includes Penhole Farm, West and East Trevillis Farms, St. Pinnock, Emlyn's Park, Cricket Field.
Launceston PARISHES OF SAINT MARY MAGDALENE, HAMLET OF SAINT THOMAS, AND LAWHITTON URBAN, IN THE BOROUGH OF LAUNCESTON, CORNWALL. PLANS, CONDITIONS AND PARTICULARS OF SALE of an Excellent Residential House, also Stores, Stables, Cottage, and Highly Attractive Fields in the Borough of Dunheved other otherwise Launceston. To be Sold by Public Auction by Messrs. J. Kittow & Son at the White Hart Hotel, Launceston, on Friday, the 14th day of October, 1910. With 4 coloured folding plans, 8pp, folio, original printed wraps. 1910. £45.00
¶ Includes 'The Walk House', yard and stores in Tower Street, the Old Turnpike House, etc.
Lavethan Estate SALE OF FREEHOLD FARMS Accommodation Lands, Cottages, in the Parishes of Blisland and St. Breward, For Sale by Auction... 5th June, 1910. 14pp., small folio, printed wraps with number pasted at top. Small edge tear and light brown stain at part of fore-edge throughout. 1910. £20.00
¶ With detailed schedules. Includes Quarry at Tresarrett, Ivy Farm, Lease Farm, Metherin Farm, Cocks Penrose, Struland, Barlendew, Royal Oak Inn at Churchtown.
Lostwithiel WORK DONE ON THE BOROUGH ROADS LOSTWITHIEL for Mr Pomeroy 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
Manaccan, Wendron DEMISE by way of Mortgage of Halvose in Manaccan, Gwealhellis in Wendron, and Rent Charge in lieu of Great Tithes in Wendron and St. Hilary and St. Keverne for a term of 800 years, John Vivian and John Kendall to George Treweeke of Illogan Rectory, 1842. On verso is a reassignment of 1856, Cordelia Vivian to John Kendall. Two large vellum sheets, 2 wax seals. 1842. £16.00
Preston & Poole, Photographers, Penzance THE VISIT OF THE PRINCE AND PRINCESS OF WALES TO CORNWALL The Royal Party at Botallack Tin Mine. July 24th 1865. Photograph, size 7" x 5«", mounted on thick paper size 15" x 11", lithographically-printed title below, as above, with name of photographers just below the sepia coloured border. Edges of the sheet dusty worn at corners, some small tears at edges, one tear reaching into the border area (but not touching photograph itself). Bottom 1" of photograph rather over-exposed. Preston & Poole, Photographers, Penzance. 1865. £40.00
¶ Shows a group of 6 men, several with very bushy side whiskers, wearing light jackets, sitting on the steps of a wooden structure on the cliff, engine house behind, the top of the shaft is decorated with greenery, a woman's white dress can be glimpsed inside.
Redruth COUNTERPART LEASE of a piece of ground formerly part of Cardew Common in Redruth, part of the Manor of Tolgus, James Buller to Simon Kneebone. Large vellum sheet, wax seal. Reserves to Buller right to clay, marl and minerals, and to cut down trees, erect engines, stamping mills etc. Signed by Buller with wax seal. Size 22" x 32", some slight yellowing in parts. 1864. £16.00
Saint Wenn APPORTIONMENT OF THE RENT CHARGE IN LIEU OF TITHES in the Parish of Saint Wenn, in the County of Cornwall. 24pp., folio, thin card wraps, cloth spine. Printed in columns giving names of Landowners and Occupiers, no. on Plan, Description of premises and land, Cultivation, Quantity, Rent-charge. 1839. £100.00
¶ Includes the tenements of Tregolls, Lancorla, Tregurtha, Trewollack, Cransworth, etc., and the public roads
St. Enoder, Breage RECOVERY Edward Stephens, Demandant, John Gawler, Tenant, Samuel Clemowe and Philippa his wife, Vouchees. Refers to claim of 3 messuages, 5 gardens, 50 acres of meadow, 16 acres of pasture, 2 acres of furze, 4 acres of marsh, common of pasture, in Trevosa, St. Enoder, Hendra, Tregony, Burlawn in St. Breage. Vellum, fine engraved border along top, with classical busts, garlands, etc., large portrait of George III inside the initial letter 'G'. Wax seal in metal skippet on tag, diameter approx. 4«". Seal intact and unbroken, but the impression worn, and it's only just possible to make out the coat of arms on the verso, and a group of people with spears on the front of it. Text rubbed and slightly faded in parts, but always legible. Small rust stain top left in text. 1772. £95.00
St. Mawes PLAN SHEWING BUILDING SITES AT ST. MAWES Nichs. Whitley, Truro, Nov. 2nd. 1869. Manuscript plan in full wash colour on paper size 39" x 20", Scale 3" = 2 chains. Shows coastline, rocks etc., castle, two quarries, well, proposed and existing road. Scale bars, large compass rose. Shows five large house on plots along the coast near the castle, houses blocked in pink, garden paths etc. show, and other houses further east along the road proposed to be widened, each plot marked with a letter... together with... PLAN, size 15" x 18", hand coloured, scale 1" = 20 ft., showing row of houses east of the Old Malt House, some labelled with name of lessee or occupier, size of frontage noted, etc... together with... 'Sale of Property belonging to J.S Spry, to the Honble. Mrs Dudley Ryder'. Large scale plan on paper size 15" x 16", signed 'H. Tresawna 1908'. Together with a letter, 3p., folio, from Whitley to W. Coode referring to the houses built and proposed marked with letters on the large plan, e.g. 'M should be kept as a Quarry but ultimately it may be desirable to plant it as an ornamental adjunct to Mr. Kinnely's villa'. 4 items. 1869. £85.00
St. Minver INSURANCE CERTIFICATE for 'St. Minver House' and farms and cottages in Church Town and Trevanger, St. Minver. 2pp., folio, blank conjoint leaf, folds. Manuscript inserts, listing 23 properties. Vignette at top of page, size 4" x 5", showing large sun flanked by firemen. 1901. £18.00
St. Minver PROPERTY AND INCOME TAX Bundle of 16 printed forms with MS inserts, made out to 16 occupiers of property in St. Minver, with amounts assessed, information on where to lodge appeal etc. 4to, folded, with manuscript list of the names of occupiers headed 'Trevanger', with sums assessed. 1845. £16.00
St. Minver TWO LETTERS from H. Penrose, Bodmin, 25th Feb. and 26th July, 1800, to Revd. Sandys, about the value of his estate of Henson. Sandys had offered less than the £2950 Penrose wanted for it. Each letter 3p., 4to, with address panel on verso of conjoint leaf. 1800. £8.00
St. Neot, Padstow ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 14" x 19", plus margins. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into new marbled paper endpapers. Trimmed to border hence lacking marginal information c1895. £16.00
Stokeclimsland BOND for quiet enjoyment of one eighth part of the tenement of Over Hampt, and Higher Hanett, William Hill to Arthur Kelly. Vellum, size 22" x 29", wax seal. A few foxing spots. 1826. £12.00
Stokeclimsland, St. Ive, etc. CONVEYANCE of the fourth part of the Barton and Manor of Manaton to Lewis Wise for suffering a Recovery of the said Premises and declaring the Uses thereof... Francis Hill of Trenethick and his son John to Lewis Wise. Vellum, size 14" x 29", 3 good armorial wax seals, witnessed on verso. 1735. £30.00
Tewington (Manor of) EXTRACTS FROM COURT ROLLS 32d. Hen. VIII to 23d. James I. Manuscript, probably copied circa 1825, detailing proceedings of the Manorial Courts for the above period. Neatly written, on 31p., folio, folded, with cover leaf and title as above. Cover leaf darkened and torn. Lists the proceedings of each Court held in different places in the Manor, with Homage, Recognition, Amercements etc., noted in margin. Properties in this Duchy Manor, which was near St. Austell, include Higher and Lower Halleane, Trenarron, Trenowethe, Tregarian, Trenarron, Trenowethe, Castle Gotha, Gwendra, Polventor, Pencarroe. Includes surrenders on the death of tenants, fines for leaving a house in a ruinous state, 'digging the land of the lord', and other infringements. Paper watermarked 1824. £80.00
¶ Luke Gechard, for example, was fined 12d 'because that he this year hath not repaired his Mansionhouse and Hedges at Trenarron at the Feast of the Annunciation'.
Tresco, Isles of Scilly THREE PHOTOGRAPHS one named in the plate 'Gibson, Penzance', the other two 'Gibson, Scilly;. Size each approx. 6" x 8", mounted on album leaf, some darkening of card of mount and a few foxing spots on mount. The first view shows Dracena Avenue at Abbey Gardens, the next a line of four Dracena in an area of formal flower beds, line of agaves in distance. On the other side of the leaf is a view titled in pencil on the mount 'Aloes in bloom, Abbey Gardens.' showing a group of 16 large aloes. 1880's. £35.00
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Curwen (John Christian), M.P. for Carlisle LETTER dated Cavendish Square, April 7, 1826, to Mr Rendleson, Whitehaven. 2p., 4to, address panel with circular red 'Free' stamp on verso on conjoint leaf. Says he has received with pleasure petitions from Bootle, Whitbeck and Ravenglass, and will 'support the claims of Justice and Humanity due to the Negro Population... I do hope the most enthusiast friends to the Negro will acquiesce in the propriety of affording one further opportunity for the Collonial assemblies to yield to the claims of justice and humanity.' Says he is sending him some reports on the subject of slaves 'I beg You to assure the friends to emancipation of the gratification I feel in the views they entertain(?)'. 1826. £42.00
¶ John Christian Curwen was M.P. for Carlisle. He was a Whig and agricultural reformer who set up welfare schemes for his employees. He was also the cousin of Fletcher Christian, of 'Bounty' fame.
Keswick area RENTAL BOOK of the Trustees of D. Carrick Esq. Notebook size 6" x 4", red morocco boards, spine worn at top. 232 pages in a neat hand, with names of rent payers on right (some months there are about 20 names), and amount, and on left disbursments, which include taxes, money for repairs, 'cash for ale at Mrs Tweddles for Workmen at Kingmoor', 'Richd. Cowin for Thatching at Rockcliff', 'Wm. Sowerby for a Pump Tree for Hill House', 'Mary Hudart her Annuity'. 1832-1863. £75.00
¶ Among the payers of rent are 'The Botchergate Foundry'. Places mentioned as well as Kingmoor and Rockcliff are: Warehouses in Abbey St., Milthorp, Braithwaite. A note on the endpaper of 1854 reads 'Angus Beles was sold to Isaac Brown for £3000. Better Farm than Hill House. R.A.'
Penrith MARY BELL'S ASIGNMENT Whereas Mary Bell, of Penrith, Milliner & Straw Bonnet Maker, hath by an indenture... assigned all her Personal Estate to the said John Pattinson and Joseph Birkett... In Trust for the benefit of... her Creditors... Poster, size 11" x 9", heading in large letters., informing creditors of the indenture held at Brunskill's, Solicitors. B.T. Sweeten, Printer, Penrith. 1859. £24.00
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Barrow upon Trent AN ACT for Dividing and Inclosing the several Common and Open Fields, Meadows... within the Manor and Hamlet of Barrow upon Trent... 31pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. Separately paginated, leaf with docket title. 1787. £24.00
Clegg (Ernest), Designed and drawn by DERBYSHIRE Dedicated to the Rt. Hon. Tom Williams, M.P. Decorative map in bright colours, size 20" x 15", plus margins, on thick paper. Decorative title, views of Kedleston Hall, Chatsworth, Haddon Hall, etc., around the edge. With extract from Churchill's speech at a Parliamentary Secret Session June 25, 1941. On the map are indicated products such as Coal, Lime, Sugar Beet, etc. 1946. £35.00
Derby TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION by: Mr. Shaw, at the George Inn, in Derby...12th day of July.... Estates In Mackworth and Langley and in Spondon. Handbill, size 13" x 8", describing 4 Lots, with occupiers. J. Drewry, Printer, Derby, June 29th, 1805. £38.00
Little Eaton AN ACT for Dividing and Inclosing the Common, Open Fields, Commonable Lands... in the Liberty of Little Eaton in the Manor of Little Chester... 20pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. Separately paginated, leaf with docket title. Last few pages loose, held at spine with archival tape. 1787. £24.00
Pigot & Co. DERBYSHIRE Engraved map, outline colour, engraved surface approx. 14" x 8", plus margins, vignette. Reference to the Hundreds. Stab holes near top edge in margin, some slight dustmarking at extreme edges. c1850. £25.00
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Alton Barnes, Barnstaple, Bishops Tawton, East Knoyle etc. AN ACT to confirm certain Orders of the Local Government Board under the provisions of the Divided Parishes and Poor Law Amendment Act.... 13pp, disbound, some foxing. 1884. £10.00
Ashburton TO BE SOLD By Public Auction.... 12th day of April next.... all that Cottage and Garden called Rose Cottage.... Poster, size 17" x 11", fold. 1865. £16.00
¶ With description of cottage.
Barnstaple QUITCLAIM of Cicely Seldon of Barnstaple, widow, to Henry Stevens of Velstones and William Bayly of Lyons in Middlesex, of 'all... errors with writts of error... all misprisions of error... concerning one judgement obtained against me by Henry Stevens and William Bayly for four hundred pounds debt.' Printed sheet, with manuscript inserts. Signed with her mark with small wax seal. Small folio, folded, titled on verso 'Administration of my sister Katherine Stevens.' 1678. £18.00
Bishopsnympton, Meshaw, Alverdiscott Estates PARTICULARS, PLANS & CONDITIONS OF SALE OF SEVERAL VALUABLE AND ATTRACTIVE FREEHOLD ESTATES Accommodation Lands, Free and Fully Licensed Inn, Coverts and Cottages, comprising- BISHOPNYMPTON.- North Hayne, South Hayne, with fine old House, and South Hayne Plantation... MESHAW.- Five Estates, viz:- Meshaw Barton, with fine Elizabethan Manor House, Great Whitstone, Little Whitstone, Gidley Arms Inn and Farm, Bourne Bridge... ALVERDISCOTT.- Alverdiscott Barton, Borough and Hall, Nethercott, and Lashingcott, Luppincott, South Down and Cloggs Hill, Three Corner Ley and Abboton Cottages... Messrs J. Hannaford & Son, F.A.I. Have been favoured with instructions... to offer the above for Sale by Auction... 26th July.... Folio, photo illustration in text, 12 large coloured folding plans, 24pp, original wraps, cloth spine, photo of thatched cottage (The Barton, Meshaw) pasted to top wrap. Small tear in cloth of spine, tear in margin in front wrap and first six leaves (not affecting maps), corner of pages rather dog-eared. Pencil notes on prices throughout. Second Edition. 1907. £85.00
Buckland Brewer CHIEF RENTS due to Tythacott manor to Michs. 1770. Large folio sheet folded in half, with list of rent payers over two and half pages, for Tythacott, Bartin Manor, conversionary, chief and rack rents. Gives name of occupiers, period of years, rent payable per year, and total payable. 1770. £18.00
¶ Tenements include Punchards', Bonds', South Galsworthy, Bilisford. Family names include Risdon, Rickard, Pyke, Olde, Passmore, Cliverdon, Bonifant.
Church Stanton LEASE of two tenements called Dyers and Picks, part of the Manor of Church Stanton, Frank Nicholls, Doctor of Physick, to John Frood, yeoman. Large vellum sheet, good wax seal with bust. Ink very slightly faded but legible. 1753. £15.00
Dartmouth Boundaries REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF DEVONPORT. with a Description of the Proposed Boundary. 3pp, and a folding lithographed Plan of the Borough by R.K. Dawson, hand-coloured in outline. Scale 2" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. Some slight off-setting on plan. 1832. £20.00
Fallapit House, Nr. Kingsbridge WATERCOLOUR showing the house with a figure approaching on a path. The front and side elevations are shown in clear architectural detail, and there is a small cupola with a weather-vane. Titled in top left corner 'Fallopit nr Kingsbridge'. Small whitish area at top right corner about 1" square. n.d. c1870? £28.00
Kingsnympton WILL of Sir Lewes Pollard of Kingsnymett, Baronet. Contemporary copy, 73 lines on 1«p., folio. Bequeathes to Margaret his wife the tenements of Ashlands in Chimley and other properties, large bequests to his children, money to the poor of the parish and to servants. Rents from the Water Mills and a fulling mill in South Molton are to be used to pay debts. 1642. £30.00
¶ Hugh Pollard was the heir and executor.
Knight (J) PLAN DE TOR-BAY, BABACON-BAY et l'Entree de Dartmouth leve en 1790 Par le Cape. J. Knight Officier de la Marine Anglaise et Publie Par l'Ordre du Contre-Amiral Decres Ministre de la Marine et des Colonies au Depot de la Marine en l'An XII. Engraved chart with outline hand colouring in three colours, size 30" x 22", plus wide margins, traces of central fold. Scale bar in 'Milles Marins', scale 5" = 2 milles marins. Two coloured sections at top, showing Berry Head and Bob's Nose. Covers area from Coombs to Teignmouth. Shows buildings at Kingswere, Dartmouth, Brixham, Paignton, Warren House, Torquay, Teignmouth, soundings around coast and in estuary, marks points where William of Orange landed, where water available at low tide etc. Rocky cliffs, sandy beaches shown. Depot de la Marine 1790. £200.00
Lynton BILL of Thomas Baker, Castle Hotel and Family Boarding House, Lynton. Excellent Stables, Lock Up Coach House, Post Horses, Chaises, &c, A Daily Mail to London. Bill made out for July 9th - 14th, 1842, for breakfast, beer, tea etc. Fine printed heading, size 3" x 4", with engraved view showing the Castle Hotel with a coach in front of it, the bay and cliffs in the background. Overall size of bill 10" x 5". 1842. £12.00
Plymouth Roads AN ACT to explain and amend Two Acts, made in the Tenth and Twelfth Years of His present Majesty's Reign, for paving, lighting, and watching, the Town of Plymouth, in the County of Devon; and for regulating the Carmen and Porters within the said Town. 21pp, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1774. £18.00
¶ Includes 7p. Schedule listing property owners with name of Field, House, etc.
Sidmouth (Manor of) DECLARATION by James Manning of Exeter that the tenants of the Manor of Sidmouth are to pay all rents to him or his attorney Isaac Cox, pursuant to a demise made to him by Thomas Jenkins, a Captain in the 11th Regiment of Light Dragoons, and others. 3p., folio, closely written. 1816. £18.00
¶ Included messuages in Sidbury and Salcombe, with all pastures, fishings, woods, heriots etc.
Tavistock DRAFT OF THE FEOFFMENT DEED OF THE LAZAR HOUSE LANDS Duke of Bedford and others to William Spry and others. 10p., small folio, written with some abbreviations and amendments. Opens with reference to the deed of 1585 granting to John Fitz Esq. and others the lands and tenements of the Maudlin otherwise the Hospital or Lazar House of St. Mary Magdalen, and details further deeds. This deed names the Duke of Bedford, Johnathan Cudlipp and William Spry as the only surviving grantees, and sets out how the rents of the lands are to go to the churchwardens of the parish church and be distributed to the lazar people and the rest to the poor 'for lack of lazar people in the Lazar House'. 1752. £35.00
Tavistock LETTER from the Bedford Office, dated February 1840, from J. Benson, discussing the eligibility of the Master of the Free Latin School in Tavistock for money left in trust by the Ford charity. 1p., 4to, signed J. Benson... together with... Letter from Letter from W.G. Adam, Berkeley Sq., 16th March 1835, to Mr Crapp at Tavistock, 4p., 4to. 'Your letter of 23rd August 1834 to the Duke of Bedford on the subject of establishing a School in Tavistock on the principle of the Devonport Institution has engaged no small portion of His Grace's attention.... he has come to the conclusion that the Devonport system is not the best for the education of youth... not adapted to a town like Tavistock'. Says the Duke has decided to build a schoolroom and master's residence at his own expense, for 35-40 scholars, setting out ideas for curriculum, which included land surveying.... together with... Letter from Mr Beale, Brooke Vicarage, Nr. Norwich, to Benson, Jan. 21st 1865, setting out the history of the Grammar school at Tavistock from the earliest times when it was connected with the Abbey. 3p., 4to. 3 items. c1860's. £36.00
¶ These letters are copies, and were presumably made from letters at the Bedford Office in response to some queries involving administration.
Tavy Consols Mine, etc. REPORT Seven folio sheets of carbon copies, manuscript, sheets headed 'Extract from Annual Report 1890... 1891... 1892... 1893... 1894... 1895 (2 pages.). Text on rectos only. Probably by an agent of Bedford Estate. The extracts relate the estate's complaints about use by the mine of water on the Duke's land on their dressing floors, effect of fumes from burning mundic on the Duke's woods adjacent, preservation of boundaries, diversion of a stream, allegations of trespass etc... together with... 'Notes from Diaries' July 1891 - Oct. 1894 recording meetings with Tavy Consols about these problems. 1«p folio, similar format... together with... Notes, carbon copies, on the same type of paper, signed T.S. Bliss, 31st July 1907, reporting on work in Bedford Mine, Devon Great Consols, Little Duke, Crebor, 3p., folio. 'Bedford Mine: In the Main Lode: 12 men are stoping in 12 from level No. 3 W... on Duke's Kitchen Lode 6 men are stoping in No. 1 E... 4 men are rising from No. 1 W either to the surface or to meet the old level after it has been driven forward a few fm....' Aug. 1907. Notes on Bedford Mine, Devon Great Consols, Little Duke, Quarries. 4p. folio. December 1907. 4p., reporting from the same mine, plus Plymstock Lime Stone Quarries. 20 pages in all. 1890. £55.00
¶ 'It is certain that they are bringing the Ores raised at Lady Bertha across the river and burning them for arsenic on the Hocklake side and thus wrongfully using The Duke's land...'
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 10 and 11 Braddons Row, Fleet Street, Torquay, R. Cary of Torre Abbey to John Hayward and Thomas Weeks. Two vellum sheets, size 22" x 25", wax seals, good inset coloured plan size 7" x 7", showing Swan St., George St., and Fleet St., with measurement of properties. 1869. £17.00
Torrington TWO LETTERS from a Mr. Vickery to Mr. Stevens at Winscot, near Torrington, one addressed from 'The Victualling Office', March and August 1825. Each letter 4p, 4to. 1825. £12.00
¶ Mentions settling his account with Twinings for tea, the fashion for speculation, the admission of Catholics to Parliament 'I think the Minsters will be anxious to put it off for another Session in order that the next Parliament may be a Protestant one & the effervescence a little subdued before they admit the Papists to the House of Commons.'
Turner (J.M.W.) DARTMOUTH Engraved view. From a drawing by Turner, engraved by George Cooke. Size 6" x 9", plus margins, mounted in burgundy card mount, size 14" x 16", with gold line. Description of Dartmouth printed on verso. 1840. £26.00
¶ Shows a quay in foreground with two small boats loading barrels, the town on the right, mouth of the estuary with castles in the distance.
Vivian (Edward) TORQUAY, FROM PARK HILL. Tinted lithograph. Drawn by E. Vivian. On stone by E. Gauci. Size approx. 8" x 11«", plus margins. Printed by M. & N. Hanhart, c1841. £60.00
¶ A very attractive view looking across the harbour to a terrace of houses, and a few houses on the hill behind, sailing ships in the harbour, with men in the foreground standing by a low wall.
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Burton LEASE of a cottage, shop, stable and garden with 'six goads of ground' in the Manor of Burton, George Pitt of Iwerne Courtney to John Lawrence of Burton, yeoman. Vellum, size 14" x 23", armorial wax seal. 1724. £24.00
¶ Names three 'lives'.
Dorchester Bridge and Causeway AN ACT to impower Lora Pitt, Widow to erect a Bridge or Bridges over the River Froome; and to make a Causeway to the East End of the Town of Dorchester, over Forthington Moor in the County of Dorset. Cover leaf + 20pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1746. £18.00
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
Shaftesbury DRAFT DEED OF COVENANT to produce title deeds to premises in St. James, Shaftesbury, William Boucher of the Close of Sarum, Wilts, and John Dyneley of Grays Inn. 10 pages folio, including 6 page schedule of deeds from 1715-1821. 1821. £15.00
Sherborne CARLTON THEATRE Playbill 'Reg Lever presents his Annual Xmas Pantomime babes in the Wood...' Card, size 12" x 8", printed in bright red, blue, yellow and green, with holes at top for hanging, picture of Babes with rabbits, signed W. Hemmings. January 1953. £12.00
¶ Includes 'Trio Amadori Is it Human or Doll' 'The Dancing Skeletons' etc.
Stallbridge AN ACT to enable the Commissioners of His Majesty's Woods, Forests, and Land Revenues, to contract for the Purchase and Surrender of Crown Leases and to sell His Majesty's Interest in the Thornhill Estate, in the Parish of Stallbridge.... 11pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1815. £12.00
Turner (John), Printer THE LYME REGIS MIRROR Charmouth, Uplyme and Rousdon News and Advertiser. April 7 1900. 8 pages, some slight wear at horizontal folds. 1900. £8.00
Wambrook ABSTRACT OF THE TITLE of the Misses Palmer and Trustees to a messuage and farm called Bewley Down in Wambrook. 27p. folio, held at corner with tape. 1857. £25.00
¶ Lists deeds from 1814 to 1849.
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Hurworth A PLAN OF AN ESTATE BELONGING TO JAMES N. COLLYER ESQ. SITUATED AT HURWORTH in the County of Durham Surveyed in 1825 by R. Otley. Hand drawn plan in ink on vellum, size approx. 12«" x 21«", scale 6 chains to an inch, decorative cartouche with small flowers, table listing the land and acreage, and a second table listing the acreage of the river and bank. The land borders the River Tees. Very slightly dusty. 1825. £110.00 -- See Illustration
¶ An R. Otley is listed in Eden's 'Dictionary of Land Surveyors' as working in North Yorkshire and being 'prominent in the development of Middlesborough with Henry Pease'.
Pilmore Hall, Hurworth CERTIFICATE OF THE CONTRACT FOR THE REDEMPTION OF LAND-TAX..... CONTRACTED AND AGREED WITH ALFRED BACKHOUSE OF PILMORE HALL, HUNWORTH ON TEES.... Being the Land-Tax charged upon All that Capital messuage or Mansion house.... called Pilmore House, or Pilmore Hall.... Large single sheet, folded, partly printed with manuscript additions, signed by the two commissioners, attached to which is a folded printed plan in ink, on waxed linen, with boundaries, buildings, roads and river hand-coloured, size approx. 33" x 22", scale 25.344 inches to a mile. At the foot of the plan is the indelible stamp of 'George Dickinson and Son, Civil Engineering Surveyors, &c, Darlington'. 1879. £40.00 -- See Illustration
Teesdale & Co. Publisher MAP OF DURHAM Engraved fully hand-coloured map, size 13" x 16". 1832. £50.00
¶ Shaded in wards.
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Billericay WILL of Thomas Bram of Billericay, Glazier. Contemporary copy on 2 folio sheets. Directs that his lands in Great Burstead be sold and the money used for numerous bequests, to his, apprentice, poor of Great Burstead, etc. 1764. £18.00
Brightlingsea ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXXVII (New Series) Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo paper wraps, some light browning at section edges at one fold, one building in Colchester outlined in blue. 1924. £16.00
¶ Covers Wivenhoe, Colchester, Layer de la Haye.
Castle Hedingham SETTLEMENT on the Marriage of Mr. Barker Myall to Miss Mary Pettit. Two large vellum sheets, signed by five parties with wax seals... together with... RELEASE for Share of Money secured by Marriage Settlement, Susanna Pettit to Ambrose Myall. Single vellum sheet, wax seal. 1785 and 1808. £18.00
¶ Mary Myall died without leaving any children.
Fullarton (A) ESSEX. Engraved map, with Reference table to the Hundreds. Size approx. 7¬" x 9¬", plus margins, central fold, small light water-stain in bottom margin. c1840. £14.00
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). Shows Hill Hall, Woolston Hall, etc. 1880. £20.00
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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. £85.00
Almondsbury CONVEYANCE of Callicaft Farm, Richard Llewellin and others to the Trustees under the Will of Sir Henry Cann Lippincott. 10 large vellum sheets, including Schedule, with field names and acreage. Wax seals. Outside dusty... together with... Lease for a Year, Richard Llewellin to The Trustees. Single vellum sheet with Schedule. 2 items. 1838. £38.00
Bacon's LARGE SCALE PLAN OF CHELTENHAM Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 20" x 26", linen-backed, folding into small 8vo boards with gilt title, Street Index at front. Coloured in wards, wood and parkland coloured. White tape around edges reaching to neat line. Someone has indicated certain buildings with red, blue or yellow spots in watercolour. c1890. £50.00
Banbury and Cheltenham Direct Railway AN ACT to empower the Banbury and Cheltenham Direct Railway Company to abandon certain of their authorised railways.... 29pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. First leaf with foxing spots. 1887. £14.00
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
Bitton AN ASSESSMENT Made this 29th day of May 1797 on the Inhabitants and Landholders of the Hamlet of Bitton... to be Raised by A Land Tax for an Aid to His Majesty... Manuscript on 4p., folio, ruled with 'Names of Proprietors', 'Names of Occupiers', 'Sums Assessed', signed by three Commissioners, Collector, 3 small Wax seals... together with.. Similar Assessments for 1798 and 1800, the latter having a repaired tear along much of the horizontal fold in the second leaf. 1797-1800. £40.00
¶ Includes Edward Freeman for the parsonage, Thomas Smallcomb for Fieldgrove, Executors of Robt. Bryant for the Hopyard Island, Mrs. Jefferies for the George Inn, Charles Whittuck for Frys and Rymers, etc.
Cheltenham, Tewkesbury, Chipping Camden area GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN. Sheet XLIV. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Printed surface area approx. 24" x 29". Scale 1" to 1 mile. Fully hand-coloured with key down right hand margin. Geological Information Published 1856. Impressed stamp of Board of Agriculture 1895. £80.00
Cirencester LETTER from B. Bathurst on headed notepaper of Thessaly Lodge, Stratton, to an unnamed lady correspondent, in reply to a letter about the registration of nurses 'I must see the Bill.... before I say that I will support it.... I should be pleased to support a Bill which would have any good effect for the care of the sick....' 2p, sm. 8vo. Jan. 16th, 1904. £8.00
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
Coleford, Monmouth, Usk and Pontypool Railway AN ACT for making a Railway from the West Midland Railway to the Coleford, Monmouth, Usk, and Pontypool Railway.... 16pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1865. £16.00
Forest of Dean LETTER dated Serjeants Inn, Fleet St., London, 25th Feby. 1832, correspondent unknown, from Thomas Graham, Clerk to the Commissioners. 1p., 4to, folds, traces of blue paper down left age on verso where once tipped on to a leaf of blue paper. 1832. £25.00
¶ Says he would like the answer to the question 'Is the condition of the Inhabitants of the Forest of Dean in any and what way deteriorated by the Forest being Extra Parochial?', and asks their opinion on forming 'into one or more parishes the said Forest of Dean'. A note at the bottom says answer should be given to the Commissioners at Whitemead Park, Coleford.
Gloucester Goal AN ACT for building a new Goal, a Penitentiary House, and certain new Houses of Correction, for the County of Gloucester, and for regulating the same. 44pp, black letter. Act of Parliament. 1785. £22.00
Great Washbourne AN ACT for rendering valid the Award of the Commissioner, and other Proceedings.... under an Act intituled An Act for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Great Washbourne in the County of Gloucester, as to certain Lands allotted under the same to the late Henry Fowke Esquire. 8pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1828. £15.00
Hambrook AN ASSESSMENT Made in pursuance of an Act... for granting an aid to his Majesty by A Land Tax... for the service of the year 1796. Manuscript on sheet size 20" x 15",folded in half vertically making two pages, each ruled in three columns for 'Proprietors', 'Occupiers', and amount. 52 owners listed... together with.. Similar Assessments for 1797 and 1798, the latter in a different form, in that it comprises 6p., 4to, sewn into paper wraps, signed at the end by the Comissioners with three small papered seals. 3 items. 1796-1798. £38.00
¶ Proprietors include Dowager Duchess of Beaufort, Worrall and Tucker, Hester Player, Gibbons and Co., Iron Works, T. Mountjoy.
Home Farm, Almondsbury Hill THE ALMONDSBURY HERD OF DAIRY SHORTHORN CATTLE and Gloucestershire Old Spots Pigs, Also Cart Horses, Implements.... for Sale by Auction.... Monday April 30th, 1923. 14pp, fold, splash stain on outer leaf. 1923. £10.00
¶ Gives detailed record, pedigree, prizes etc. for each beast.
North Nibley RELEASE IN FEE Thomas Gosling of Gloucester, executor of Mary Pearce of North Nibley, to Alexander Chambers of North Nibley, yeoman, of a piece of arable ground in Tebboray, and a piece of land in the Common Field called Little Bourne Field, a close of pasture at Hollow Way. 2 vellum sheets, one 27" x 29", and one slightly smaller, signed by Gosling with wax seal on tag. Receipt witnessed on verso. Vellum very slightly darkened. 1688. £38.00
EIGHTEENTH CENTURY PLAN ON VELLUM Pinnell (T) A PLAN OF THE FOREST OF DEAN in the County of Gloucester, delineated by T. Pinnell, 1782. Finely-drawn manuscript plan in ink on vellum, size 22" x 28", scale 2" = 1 mile. Fine title cartouche with an eagle, lion, and leaves bottom right, compass rose, view of The Speech House in monochrome top right, size 4" x 4", drawn as if on an unrolling scroll, list of 'Cottages in the Forest of Dean' top left, listing 27 places (such as Berry Hill, Jayford Green, etc.), 6 having been filled in with the number of cottages, scale bar. The map is bounded by the River Wye in the West and the Severn in the east. Shows villages, larger ones with churches drawn in elevation, showing steeple, tower etc, individual buildings, roads, large houses drawn shown in elevation with name of owner, hachures showing high ground, forest area shown with tiny trees. Copper Works, Lime Kiln, Quarries, 'Engines', 'Pluckpenny Pitts', 'Mendall Pitts', 'Companys Coal Works', 'Wells Coal Pitts', two small areas are marked 'Firs' with conifers drawn. Three inclosures are marked, with reference to the letters naming them and the owners (Earl of Berkeley, etc.). 1782. £750.00
Sherwood, Jones & Co. Pub. WILLIAMSTRIP Engraving of the house with a hunt meeting in the foreground. Size 4«" x 5«", plus margins. Engraved by J. Storer. £5.00
Thornbury AN ASSESSMENT Made on the Houses and Lands in the Borough of Thornbury & Coat in the County of Gloucester for granting an Aid to His Majesty... in the Year 1796. Manuscript on 6p., 4o, sewn into plain paper wraps, ruled with 'Owners Names', 'Occupiers', and amount. Signed by Assessors and Collectors... together with.. Similar Assessment for 1797, this one signed by Commissioners as well as Assessors and Collectors, small wax seals. 1796-1797. £30.00
¶ These assessments do not give the name of property or tenement.
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Bacon's MAP OF HAMPSHIRE South Division. By Edw. Weller. Divided into 5 mile squares. Colour printed map size approx. 12«" x 18", central fold. Scale ¬" to 1 mile. Divided into 5 mile squares. c1885. £12.00
¶ From 'Bacon's Atlas of The British Isles'.
Bishop's Waltham LEASE FOR A YEAR of house and orchard in Church Lane in Bishop's Waltham, John Friend, Wheelwright to Richard Gibson, gentleman. Vellum, 12" x 17", small wax seal with bird. 1720. £24.00
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.
Broughton PARTICULARS of the very attractive residential property known as 'Broughton House'... comprising an Old Queen Anne House of Medium Size... entrance lodge and two cottages... lovely old gardens, intersected by Stream in all nearly 26 Acres... 'Clifton Cottage' and a pair of quaint old thatched cottages... for sale by Auction... 21st July, 1925... 12pp., small folio, folding plan at rear. 3 tipped-in photographs, and one on front wrap. Traces of vertical fold, wraps dust-stained. 1925. £12.00
Clegg (Ernest), Designed and drawn by HAMPSHIRE Dedicated by kind permission to General Dwight D. Eisenhower. Decorative map in bright colours, size 20" x 15", plus margins, on thick paper. Decorative title, views of Carisbrooke Castle, Winchester, in corners, badges of Hampshire regiments, and Supreme Allied Expeditionary Force. With extract from Churchill's 'Britain can take it' speech, list of famous Hampshire people. On the map are indicated products such as apples, corn etc. 1947. £35.00
Isle of Wight THE EXCEPTIONALLY VALUABLE PROPERTY known as Seaview House, Seaview, A Fine old Stone Built House... choice building sites, two capital residences... for sale by auction... 16th July, 1924. 14pp., 4to, folding plan, 4 tipped-in photos, stiff wraps with photo, creased vertically due to having been folded, foxing throughout. 1924. £15.00
Kilmeston SALE PARTICULARS of the residential and agricultural property 'Dean House', Kilmeston, 213 Acres, comprising The Delightful Country House... Beautiful Gardens and Richly Timbered Pleasure Grounds... Home Farm... 14 Cottages... for Sale by Auction... 22nd July, 1930. 15pp., folio, stiff wraps, large folding coloured plan at rear, 6 tipped-in photographs. Edges of wraps dust-stained. 1930. £22.00
Longmead Park, Bishopstoke PARTICULARS, PLANS, VIEWS AND CONDITIONS of this Valuable Freehold Residential or Building Estate, With Mansion House, Lodge, Farmery.... For Sale by Private Treaty... Folio, 6pp., plus folding lithographed hand-coloured plan, and plate with two sepia photographic views of the house and lodge. Printed wraps with view of mansions, front wrap with repaired horizontal tear right across, repaired tears at fold in map, spine of wraps held with archival tape. c1904. £25.00
¶ Includes a page of articles from local papers on the imminent move of the railway works to Eastleigh.
Micheldever PARTICULARS of 'Northbrook House', Micheldever... Pleasure Grounds... 41 Acres... Price Freehold £10,000. 5pp., 8vo, stiff wraps, with photo on front wrap, 4 tipped-in photographs in text. c1930. £10.00
Old Burlesdon AUCTION SALE PARTICULARS of The Charming Residence Orchard Hill... gardens and grounds... 5 acres... panoramic views over the Hamble River... for sale by Auction... 15th November, 1933. 8vo., 7pp., plus 3 pages of photographic views. Stiff wraps with photograph on front wrap. Edges of front wrap dusty, large number in ink top right. 1933. £12.00
Portsea OBLIGATION BOND of John Gray, of Portsea, Bricklayer, to Richard Goodman Temple of Portsea. Printed with manuscript inserts, 1p., folio, with blank conjoint leaf. Signed and witnessed, wax seal. Paper damped down right hand edge. 1750. £16.00
Portsmouth and Hilsea AN ACT to vest in Trustees certain Messuages, Lands, Tenements, and Hereditaments, for extending the present Lines and Works, and for erecting other Works and Buildings at and near Portsmouth and Hilsea, in the County of Southampton. Pages numbered 377-403, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1813. £14.00
Tichborne ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLII.13. Scale 25" = 1 mile, size 25" x 37". Water features hand-coloured. Corner with Sheet No. clipped away, slight darkening of paper down the left hand 6" of map, pinkish stain about 4" long and less than «" wide. Second Edition 1896. £14.00
¶ Shows River Test, Tichborne House, Gravel Pits, North End.
Upham AUCTION SALE PARTICULARS of Freehold Residential Property known as 'Upham House', Upham, Charming Old Georgian House Facing the South... stabling for 4 horses... beautiful old Pleasure Grounds... 6 Cottages... for sale by auction.. 9th July, 1930. 10pp., 4to, printed on thick grey paper, stiff wraps with photograph of house, 5 tipped-in photographs in text, plan at rear. 1930. £16.00
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Bacon's MAP OF HERTFORDSHIRE Reduced from the Ordnance Survey. Colour printed map size approx. 12«" x 18", central fold. Reduced from the Ordnance Survey, scale ¬" to 1 mile. Divided into 5 mile squares. c1885. £10.00
¶ From 'Bacon's Atlas of The British Isles'.
Hoddesdon PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of... The Woodlands, Hoddesdon, a Comfortable Georgian Residence... Four Cottages, Stabling... Old World Gardens, Lakes and Parklands... for Sale by Auction... 14th July, 1938. 10pp., small folio, stiff printed wraps, crease in back wrap, four tipped-in photographs, folding plan at back. Wraps slightly dusty, ink number on wrap. 1938. £16.00
Philips' CYCLISTS' MAP of the County of Hertford. Linen-backed, scale approx. 7 miles = 3". Marks in red indicate dangerous hills, 'brake on' etc. Folding into 12mo cloth boards with blue printed label. 1900. £14.00
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Bromley, St. Mary Cray, Orpington 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 colour shaded. Splits along folds in linen at two sections. Revision of 1930. £16.00
Canterbury AN ACT for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the City and County of the City of Canterbury. Cover leaf + pages numbered 907-919, black letter, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Thomas Baskett, 1752. £12.00
Canterbury and Chatham AN ACT for repairing the Road from Chatham to Canterbury in the County of Kent. 36pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. First page dusty, four leaves with foxing spots. 1812. £12.00
Canterbury and Ickham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Messuages, Cottages and Hereditaments... at Canterbury and Ickham, for Sale by Auction... 7th day of May, 1873. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title, and completed agreement on verso, title page printed with a variety of decorative type-faces. 1873. £14.00
Clegg (Ernest), Designed and drawn by KENT Battle of Britain 1940-1941. Dedicated by kind permission to the Rt. Hon. Winston S. Churchill, C.H., M.P. the Lord Warden of the Cinque Ports. Decorative map in bright colours, size 15" x 20", plus margins, on thick paper. Decorative title with view of Dover cliffs, coat of arms. Cartouche with Churchill's 'Never in the field of human conflict...' speech bottom left. Description of work 'On British Farms' during the war. On the map are indicated products such as Hops, Sheep, etc. 1947. £36.00
Croydon, Beckenham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XV. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 44". Linen-backed, dissected and folding to 8vo. Some areas shaded in wash colour. A ten-inch square top left has been pasted with plain paper. Edition of 1930. £17.00
Dover AN ACT for better regulating the Harbour of Dover... 5pp., small folio, plus cover leaf. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1794. £12.00
Maidstone AN ACT for continuing the Term and altering and enlarging the Powers of Two Acts... for repairing the Road from Maidstone to Key Street... 8pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1808. £9.00
Newington, Lewisham AN ACT to enable Edward Leigh and Mary Anne his wife to make and authorize Sales, Exchanges... Lease of Esates at Newington otherwise Newington Lucies and Lewisham... 20pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. Includes 1p. Schedule, with occupiers. 1847. £12.00
Ramsgate Improvements AN ACT to enlarge the Powers of an Act.... for the better paving, cleansing, repairing, lighting, and watching, the Highways, Streets, and Lanes of and in the Vill of Ramsgate, in the County of Kent.... Cover leaf + pages numbered 447-454, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1796. £12.00
Rochester AN ACT for building a Bridge across the River Medway at Rochester... for taking down the present Bridge... 11pp., sm. folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1846. £10.00
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Bacon PLAN OF LIVERPOOL Colour-printed, in two sheets, North and South, each size 13" x 20", central fold, hand coloured, street index down sides. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Some reinforcement of central fold on verso with tape. c1885. £32.00
Bacon's MAP OF MANCHESTER Corrected to the Present Time. Divided into Half mile Squares and Circles. Size approx 12«" x 18", single fold at centre, printed in 3 colours. Scale 5" to 1 mile. Small tear at centre, repaired on verso. c1885. £18.00
¶ With street index printed down sides.
Davies (B.R), drawn and engraved by MANCHESTER, SALFORD, AND THEIR ENVIRONS Engraved plan, size 16" x 21", plus margins, scale 1" = 200 yds. With Reference to the Public Buildings in bottom margin (60 in Manchester and 12 in Salford), Reference to Districts top left. Narrow decorative border. Main streets named. Folds, old repair on verso to tear reaching approx. 4" into map, two small repaired edge tears. Folds, paper browned along some folds, some off-setting, mainly in bottom margin. Fisher, Son & Co. London, 1833. £120.00
¶ Covers Cheetham, Whitworth Hall, Medlock Dam, Ordsall Hall, Pendleton, Charlestown. Shows existing and proposed railways, canals, parkland with trees.
Geographia Ltd. PLAN OF THE MANCHESTER SHIP CANAL and Manchester Docks. Coloured plan approx. 50" x 11", folding into card wraps, edge pasted to back wrap, pasted to front wrap is plan of the Docks, scale 8" = 1 mile, size 18" x 11", with sections at the bottom and key map. Some staining on front wrap. January 1952. £22.00
¶ Issued by the Manchester Ship Canal Company.
Hennett (G) A MAP OF THE COUNTY PALATINE OF LANCASTER, Divided into Hundreds and Parishes, From an Actual Survey made in the Years 1828 & 1829. Large engraved map, on four sheets, as issued, each sheet 31" x 23", plus margins, large decorative title, engraved inset view of the New Custom House, Liverpool. Scale three-quarters of an inch to 1 mile. Area of browning on all four sheets, one sheet with piece which has been torn away from margin repaired with paper infilled, another sheet with professionally repaired tear 2" beyond border and along platemark, and some other neatly repaired edge tears. Paper sound, with a good black impression. The sheets have obviously been professionally restored at some time. Published by Henry Teesdale and Co, 302 Holborn, May 1, 1830. £120.00
¶ A cheaper copy than usual.
Manchester ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP OF MANCHESTER and District. Coloured Edition. Sheet 36. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Linen-backed. Red and buff cover with coat of arms, Index map. 1913. £8.00
Mersey AN ACT to protect the Waters of the Mersey and the Irwell and of certain of their Tributaries from certain Obstructions. 6pp, disbound, first page with some foxing spots, a few marginal tears. Act of Parliament. 1862. £12.00
Ribble Navigation AN ACT for carrying into effect an Agreement between the Ribble Navigation Company and Sir Thomas George Hesketh Baronet. 7pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1858. £12.00
Temple Lodge Estate TRENCHERBONE MINE Manuscript plan in ink and colours, size 24" X 39", scale 10" = 200yds. 1899-1901. £12.00
¶ The workings shown cover quite a small area.
Wigan election MINUTES OF THE EVIDENCE Taken before the Select Committee on the Wigan Election Petition; With the Proceedings of the Committee. 70pp., small folio, disbound. Docket title on last leaf. Ordered by The House of Commons, to be Printed 27 April 1846. £25.00
¶ Verbatim report of the proceedings, with, for example, questioning of landlords who allegedly supplied drink, breakfasts, etc. to potential voters on the morning of the election.
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Bottesford OBLIGATION BOND of Mathew Livesey of Bottesford, Yeoman, to William Rose of Shelton, Yeoman. 1p., small folio, blank conjoing leaf, folds, in English with preamble in Latin, signed by Livesey with small wax seal, two witnesses. 1704. £25.00
Leicester ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXI.10. Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size One ward in the city shaded pale green, repaired tear 7" into map from right edge. First Edition 1884-5. £16.00
¶ Covers north Leicester, Fever Hospital, Abbey Park, Bedford Street, Bow Bridge House etc.
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Allington LEASE FOR A YEAR of named lands in the Manor of Allington, Beaumont Leeson and Thomas Houghton to Robert Burton. Vellum, size 16" x 24", two wax seals. 1797. £16.00
Cockerington, Gosberton, Pinchbeck, Carlton, Cowbitt, Skegness PARTICULARS OF A FREEHOLD ESTATE, To Be Sold by Auction, On Saturday, the 15th Day of August, 1812, At the Red Lion Inn, Boston... Folio, 6pp, With engraved plans on one single and one double-page, plans partly torn at one fold, outer leaf partly soiled, names and prices of lots realised in manuscript. 1812. £45.00
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
Foston PROBATE of the Will of William Winter, farmer of Foston. Vellum, size 23" x 30", administration certificate attached with the papered seal of Canterbury. Loosely inserted is a note of lawyers charges in connection with Probate. 1841. £16.00
¶ Leaves his homestead with stables, dovecot, in Foston, properties in Long Bennington, 56 acres held under Wigstons Hospital, etc.
Sturton STURTON UNION MILL April 1875. Scale of Charges for Grinding Corn.... Manuscript on three pages, sm. 8vo, plain wraps. On front wrap is note of a Mill Committee meeting at the Red Lion Inn. 1875. £14.00
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Bacon's GEM MAP OF LONDON AND SUBURBS Scale 1.23 inches = 1 mile. Colour-printed map backed with linen, folding into printed boards, size 6" x 3«". 32pp. guide and street index... together with... Bartholomew's Pocket Atlas and Guide to London. 18 double pages of street plans, with Street Index printed on verso, plus Gazetteer of places, plan of electric railways etc., at front. Sm. 4to, boards, boards faded and spotty, inner hinge broken. c1920 and 1929.. £18.00
Bacon's UP TO DATE ATLAS AND GUIDE TO LONDON New and Enlarged Edition. Map of London on 34 double-page sheets, printed in red, black, blue and green, plus map of Underground. Limp wraps, sm. 8v. Guide and Street Index on 82pp at rear. n.d. early 1920's. £15.00
Baker Street THE PARTICULARS Substantial and Extensive Range of Workshops & Stables being 11, 12 & 13, Dorset Mews West, Baker Street... proximate to a very wealthy neighbourhood... Which will be Sold by Auction... May 9th, 1851. Single sheet, folio, printed on both sides, conditions of sale, memorandum, and docket title on verso. Folded. 1851. £18.00
¶ No. 12 comprised a large, light workshop with 'Paint and Glazing Rooms' on the first floor.
Barking, West Ham, Stratford ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP London Sheet VIII N.W/Middlesex XVIII N.W and sheets south. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 37". Water features hand-coloured. This copy is labelled on verso in ink 'Dock Branch 6" Map' and has been used to mark a railway line running from the London Tilbury & Southend Railway near Little Iford to the Royal Victoria Dock. Two Docks have been drawn in ink north and south of the Royal Albert Dock, outline in pink shading and labelled in red 'Dock (126 Acres) and 'Dock (65 Acres). Four 'Dry Docks' have been added, as have outlets to the river, together with a 'Diversion of G.E. Ry.' Traces of old folds. Margins rather dusty. Surveyed 1861-6. Revised 1893-4. £35.00
¶ Covers Stratford New Town, Upney, Plumstead Marshes, Milwall Dock.
Barons Court ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP London Sheet X.7. Scale 1:1056 or 1" = 88ft. Shows West Kensington Station, Hammersmith Cemetery, Switchback Railway, St. Pauls Studios, Furniture Depositories. Photozincographed 1895. £25.00
Battersea LEASE of a piece of ground with a messuage known as 10 Rush Hill Road, Thomas Graves to James Mulvey. 2 vellum sheets, wax seals, sketch plan in text showing Lavender Hill etc. 1875. £12.00
Bethnal Green ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP London Sheet V.8. Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 37". £25.00
¶ Shows detailed layout of park at Bethnal Green with Aviary, glasshouses, lake etc., Tredegar Works, Harley College, Bow Institution, Jews Burial Ground, Phoenix Engine Works, People's Palace, Bethnal Green Museum.
Bloomsbury, Mayfair ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP London Sheet V.9. Scale 25" to a mile. Size 37" x 25". Heliozincographed. Published 1916. Revised 1919. £45.00
¶ Covers Marble Arch, British Museum, Grosvenor Square, Berkeley Square, Leicester Square.
Bow ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP London Sheet VIII.51. Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 37". Repaired tear reaching about 2" beyond top border. Water features hand-coloured. Photozincographed. 1896. £26.00
¶ Shows St. Katherine's Cut, Knapp Road, St. Leonard's Wharf, and a number of industrial premises, including Eagle Chemical Works, Felt Works, Phoenix Printing Ink Works, Varnish Works, etc.
Camden Town ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP London Sheet VII.12. Scale 1:1056 or 1" + 88ft. Size 24" x 36". Shows Tramways, Regents Canal, Hampstead Road Lock, Camden Brewery, Rotunda Organ Works. 1895. £25.00
¶ Extends to Castle Road, Murray St., Gray's Inn Bridge.
Davies's MAP OF LONDON AND ITS ENVIRONS Showing the New Railways, Stations and Other Improvements. Fully hand-coloured plan, scale 2 inches to 1 mile. Size 30" x 46", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into yellow endpapers, size 7«" x 5", inserted in slipcase with printed paper label, label spotty. 1891. £180.00
Earls Court ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP London Sheet X.8. Scale 1:1056 or 88ft + 1 in. Size 24" x 36". Some small repaired marginal tears. Covers Earls Court Exhibition Grounds, Earls Court Station, Barkston Gardens, Coleherne Court. Photozincographed 1895. £25.00
Hackney Wick ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP London Sheet VII.20. Scale 1:1056, 1" = 88ft. Size 24" x 37". Edition of 1894-96. £35.00
¶ Covers Bartripp St., Hertford Union Canal, Victoria Park Station, Rope Walk. Includes numerous industrial premises, such as Pharus Chemical Works, Hope Chemical Works, Imperial Glass Bottle Works, Falcon Works, Atlas Dye Works.
Horse Sale TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION BY MESSRS. TATTERSALL at Knightsbridge, S.W., On Monday, October 29th, 1934. 4pp., folio, folds. Describes the horses in the various stables. Lists approx. 80 horses, many with parentage, etc. 1934. £22.00
Hyde (Ralph) THE A TO Z OF VICTORIAN LONDON Introductory Notes by Ralph Hyde. Reproduction of Bacon's Large Scale Atlas of London and Suburbs of 1888. 140pp., including index. Large 4to. Dustwrapper, small library stamp at bottom of title page. Harry Margary in Association with the Guildhall Library. 1987. £24.00
Jeweller BILL of Thomas Hamlet, Goldsmith and Jeweller, 1 Princes St., Leicester Square. Printed heading, decorative lettering, made out to Anthony Frankland for forks, spoons, soup ladle, sugar tongs, ewer, candlesticks, etc. 4to, written on both sides, listing 26 items. Traces of folds. 1811. £22.00
Kensal Green ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet Middlesex XVI.7. Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 37". Lettered in stencilled black lettering top left 'L & N.W.R. Electrification. Passenger Station at Kensal Green. Drawing no. 4'. A small red oblong has been on drawn in on the embankment near Hazel Rd. Photozincographed. Edition of 1894-6. £24.00
Mile End, Stepney, Limehouse ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Lonodon Sheet V.12. Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36". Heliozincographed. Edition of 1916. £30.00
¶ Extends to Sidney St., Bow Common Lane, Shadwell New Basin. Shows Gold & Silver Brewery, Anchor Biscuit Works, Limehouse Cut, E. London Cemetery, Barley Mow Brewery, St. Paul's Leather Works etc.
Princess's Theatre, Regent Street PLAYBILL Double playbill, size 19" x 19", folded in half vertically. Advertising programme for Wednesday March 13th, 1850. Main spectacles printed in large type-face. Fairbrother, Printer, Covent Garden. 1850. £30.00
¶ The programme included a scene from Bellini's 'La Sonnambula', the romantic opera 'Night Dancers' by Mr Loder, a new farce 'Hot and Cold', and the ballet 'The Three Statues'.
Royal Park, Battersea Fields AN ACT to enlarge the Powers of an Act empowering the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods to form a Royal Park in Battersea Fields; to facilitate the raising of Monies authorized to be raised by the said Commissioners for Metropolitan Improvements; and to regulate and simplify the Mode of keeping the Accounts of the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Woods. Pages numbered 1061-1070, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre, and William Spottiswoode, 1848. £12.00
St. James BILL of J.W. Elliott, Silk-Dyer & Scourer, 101 Jermyn Street, India and other Shawls cleaned & dyed, Chintz Furniture Cleaned & Glazed... Decoratively printed heading, paper size 4«" x 8", made out to Mr Preade for cleaning and glazing two couches. n.d. c1840. £12.00
St. Paul's Church, London ROYAL GRANTS Manuscript on 10p, sm. folio, unbound, listing grants to St. Pauls from the Conqueror to Charles II. Copied from the Index to the Royal Grants. early 19th century. £40.00
¶ Lists 80 items. e.g. 'Henry 3ds grant to Mattew de Malteby a free Warren & a Market & fair at Runewell'.
Tower Bridge, St. Katherine Dock ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP London Sheet VII.77. Scale 1:1056, 1" = 88ft. Size 24" x 37". O.S. blind-stamp in margin. Water features hand-coloured. Photozincographed 1896. £38.00
¶ Covers Trinity House, Royal Mint, Western Dock, Red Lion Brewery, Alderman Stairs, The Tower.
Westminster Abbey LETTER dated 'Queen's Palace, May 21, 1816' replying to J.P. Neale who had sent him the Prospectus for his 'History of the Antiquities of Westminster Abbey', hoping for patronage. 1« pages, 4to, signature difficult to read but possibly 'Haylor'. Small piece torn at corner (not affecting any text). 1816. £35.00
¶ Says that their Majesties prefer 'waiting until the Work is published & then purchasing it, if a passable Report should be made of it... rather than to subscribing to an unknown work...' Neale and Brayley's 'The History and Antiquities of the Abbey Church of St. Peter, Westminster' was published by Neale in 1818.
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Cary (J) A MAP OF MONMOUTHSHIRE from the best Authorities. Engraved map, size 16" x 16", fully hand-coloured in hundreds. Compass rose, border. Some light creases, two small edge tears. 1805. £30.00
Davey (G) CHEPSTOW CASTLE, MONMOUTHSHIRE Lithograph, showing close-up view of castle, vegetation in fore-ground, from drawing by John Willis, on India paper, size 8" x 10", plus margins. Printed by Day & Haghe. c1860. £35.00
Havell (Robert) PART OF CHEPSTOW CASTLE AS SEEN FROM THE MOAT. Antique hand-coloured lithograph. Lithographed view approx. 7" x 10", in an ivory mount with gold and silver lines, the hand-colouring is well executed but possibly later. Bristol: T. Bedford, High Street, c.1840. £25.00
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
Rowe (G) TINTERN ABBEY West Window. Lithograph. Drawn from nature by G. Rowe. Size 8" x 6«", on India paper, wide margins, overall size 9" x 11". c1840. £20.00
St. Mellons NEWPORT EXTENSION ST. MELLONS OPPOSITION Reproduction of Ordnance Survey Map, Scale 6" to 1 mile, 50" x 58", dissected and mounted on linen. Coloured to show proposed boundary extension, land acquired for flood prevention etc., relating to Bill in 1933-4 Parliamentary Session. 1933. £24.00
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Burgh next Aylesham ADVOWSON OF THE RECTORY of Burgh next Aylesham. Group of 7 documents on vellum relating to sale of the advowson, comprising a Conveyance, James Holley to Catherine Yates, 1873, and related mortgage; Grant, 1877, Catherine Yates to Henry Birkbeck; Grant, 1876; Mortgage 1876; Deconveyance, 1876, James Holley to Catherine Yates, and Reconveyance, 1878. All documents approx. 22" x 28", with wax seals... together with... Abstract of Title of the Advowson and next Presentation of the Rectory of Burgh. Manuscript on blue paper detailing title from 1798-1878, 9p. folio, plus 5 other related documents on paper. 12 documents in all. 1870's. £50.00
Great Yarmouth PARTICULARS, CONDITIONS, STIPULATIONS for letting by Auction the Stallages, Rents and Tolls in the Markets and Fair of Great Yarmouth, and the Rents of the Shops in the Fish Market.... by Samuel Aldred & Son.... 17th November, 1913. 11pp., sm. folio, folded, with docket title.. 1913. £20.00
Great Yarmouth Waterworks Company Session 1906. MAP colour-printed Ordnance Survey Map, size 32" x 38", linen-backed, marked to show average rainfall figures at stations marked with blue circle, and catchment areas of Rivers Bure and Wensum (marked with blue and pink line). 1906. £24.00
Grimstone WILL of Robert Cooper, Clerk, 1776. 2p, folio, folded. Slightly later attested copy. Copy, c1790. £20.00
¶ Copper was Rector of Grimstone and a fellow of Queens' College, Cambridge. The will names his nephews and nieces who are to inherit if his wife dies.
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Forest of Rockingham AN ACT to enable His Majesty to grant to George Finch Hatton... all the Estate... remaining in His Majesty in and upon the Lawn of Benefield and the Bailiwick of Rockingham... in the Forest of Rockingham... Cover leaf + 6pp., disbound, sm. folio, Act of Parliament. 1796. £12.00
Northampton AN ACT for vesting in Trustees, certain Lands and Hereditaments at Weedon Beck... for erecting Buildings thereon for the Service of His Majesty's Ordnance. 10pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1803. £12.00
Northampton AN ACT for altering and amending an Act.... intituled An Act for paving, cleansing, lighting and watching the Town of Northampton.... and for continuing the Term of certain Tolls by the said Act granted. 6pp, plus cover leaf, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1797. £12.00
Oundle RELEASE AND QUITCLAIM whereby Simon Dickens, Francis, Bridgett and Ann Dickens release any claim on the lands of their deceased father William Dickens, late of Wormington, and acknowledge receipt of their share of the sale proceeds. Single folio sheet, folded, signed by four parties, witnessed, small wax seals. 1720. £22.00
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Kelly's MAP OF NEWCASTLE UPON TYNE and Gateshead. Size 33" x 25", scale 8" = 1 mile. Folding into plain cloth-covered boards, 10" x 7", marbled endpapers. c1900. £14.00
Newcastle GEOGRAPHIA PLAN OF NEWCASTLE AND GATESHEAD Scle 5" to 1 mile. Linen-backed, card wraps... together with... Reid's Plan of Newcastle. Scale 4" to 1 mile. 8vo. wraps. n.d. c1950. £10.00
Newcastle MR. LIDDELL'S COMMITTEE Receive with sincere Satisfaction, the Disavowal on the Part of Mr Bell's Committee, of any Attempt to induce the breach of the Obligation of a Promise.... Handbill, size 7" x 8«". Committee Room, Queen's Head Inn, Newcastle, 16th Feb. 1826. £25.00
¶ Presumably refers to some underhand campaigning by the Conservatives.
Newcastle PARLIAMENTARY REFORM The Duke of Northumberland has headed and circulated Petitions... against the Extent of the Present Parliamentary Reform Bill, and has sent Duplicates... for the Signature of such Gentlemen as may be favourable to a more moderate Reform... Handbill, size approx. 7" x 9", traces of two vertical folds. Informs public that the petitions are at Mr. Dodsworth's, the Queen's Head, in this town, for Signature. Newcastle, 8th April, 1831. The location of the petitions has been crossed through in ink, and 'Alnwick... Mess. Thorp & Dickson's Office' added in ink. 1831. £40.00
Newcastle, Morpeth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Made up of 4 quarter sheets. Size 24" x 37", shaded in different colours to show municipal Boroughs, Urban districts, Tynemouth Rural District, area of Tynemouth Union etc. Water mains drawn in red. With neat key numbers in sea area. O.S. blindstamp 1902. £28.00
Tweedside PARTICULARS of the Freehold Farm known as 'Mount Carmel' to be Sold by Auction 13th March, 1920. 4pp., small folio, pink wraps, back wrap detached, held down spine with archival tape. Folding coloured map. 1920. £8.00
Walker (J) & (C) NORTHUMBERLAND Folding engraved map, dissected and mounted on linen, engraved area approx. 12¬" x 15«", plus margins, folding into sm 8vo cloth endpapers. Roads, rivers, parkland, county border hand coloured. 1836. £22.00
¶ With Reference to Wards, Polling Places etc.
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Colston Basset APPORTIONMENT OF RENT CHARGE IN LIEU OF TITHES in the Parish of Colston Basset. 19 pages on vellum, written on one side only, column heads printed with information entered in manuscript, size 19" x 24" limp calf wraps. Tear in calf on back wrap, which is also rubbed at edges. 1842. £90.00
¶ Lists landowner, occupier, name of property, cultivation, quantity, remarks.
Whatton AN ACT for Dividing and Inclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Whatton... 31pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. Separately paginated, leaf with docket title. 1789. £20.00
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Clegg (Ernest), Designed and drawn by OXFORDSHIRE Dedicated by kind permission to Sir A.P. Herbert. Decorative map in bright colours, size 20" x 15", plus margins, on thick paper. Decorative title with view of Oxford and badges of Oxfordshire regiments, views of Ditchley House, Blenheim, etc., around the edge. With extract from Churchill's speech in Washington, Dec. 26, 1941, notes on Penicillin, Radar, Broadwell R.A.F. Station, Churchill at Ditchley, British Farms. On the map are indicated products such as sugar beet, watercress, etc. 1945. £35.00
Henley on Thames FINE relating to a messuage in Henley on Thames. Mentions Edward Stamp, Clement Woodgate, John Ashenden, and others. In Latin, in a closely written hand in very black ink, on vellum size 6" x 12". Signed by Ed. Stamp. On verso is a memorandum in English signed by James Hitchcock, John Field, Elizens Hathway, saying the document was shown to them 16th September 1633 and it was acknowledged by Henry Burcke to be a fine 'passed in the Crte of Henley upon Thames for ancient(?) demesne according to the Custome'. Late 16th century. £20.00
Shipton RECEIPT of Robert Wisdome of Shipton Gent., to Edward Hastings of Shipton Gent., for £160, the sum mentioned in an indenture of bargain and sale and release between his wife Anne Wisdome and Edward Hastings. 16 lines on 1p, small 4tom blank conjoint leaf, signed by Wisdome with small wax seal with coat of arms, witnessed with 5 signatures. 1691. £32.00
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Claverley PARTICULARS WITH PLAN of Several Plots of... Accommodation Land... Small Farm Homestead, Also Dwelling House, Provision Shop, Cottage and Garden Situate at Heathton, Draycott etc. in the Parish of Claverley... to be Sold by Auction.. 28th day of July, 1876. 2pp., folio, plus large folding hand-coloured plan. Title page printed with a variety of type-faces. Folded with docket title. 1876. £24.00
¶ Names occupiers, adjoining owners.
Gotch (Bernard) GATEHOUSE, STOKESHAY CASTLE linocut, black and white. Size 7" x 5", on thin paper mounted along top edge on slightly larger thin card. Signed 'Bernard Gotch' in pencil below border, and titled in capitals. Letter 'G' in bottom corner. 1940's or earlier. £20.00
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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 a 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.
Chard OBLIGATION BOND Thomas Lawrence and Elizabeth Lane of Chard to Charles Edwards for £263. 1p., sm. folio, preamble printed with ms inserts, the main paragraph in manuscript. Signed by Thomas Lawrence and by Elizabeth Lane with her mark, two small wax seals. Blank conjoint leaf. Folds. 1809. £16.00
Clegg (Ernest), Designed and drawn by SOMERSET Dedicated to the Rt. Hon. Ernest Bevin M.P. Decorative map in bright colours, size 15" x 20", plus margins, on thick paper. Decorative title, views of Montacute, Dunster, etc., around the edge. With extract from Churchill's 'Blood, sweat and tears' speech bottom right, with badge of RAF. With description of agricultural production during the war. On the map are indicated products such as Cider, Strawberries etc. 1947. £35.00
Coke (Archibald), Photographer AT CHEDDAR, SOMERSET Photographed by Archibald Coke. Albumen print, size approx. 4" x 7«", mounted on thin card, with printed title on card below image 'At Cheddar, Somerset. Photographed by Archibald Cox'. Overall size of card 7" x 10«". Loosely inserted in recent beige card mount, with gold line. c1890. £46.00
¶ Shows a thatched cottage at the foot of a cliff, with a woman in a bonnet seated outside, a man standing in the doorway, various bowls and buckets outside. Just above the cottage is what looks like the entrance to a cave, with a wooden gate, a narrow path leading up to it. Coke also produced a series of photographs 'Devonshire Scenery'.
Day & Son, Lith. WEST CHARLTON PAROCHIAL SCHOOLS, SOMERSET C.E. Giles, Archt. Built by James S. Rhymer, in Memory of His Brother, the Late Venerable W.T.P. Rhymer, Archdeacon of Bath and Rector of West Charlton. Tinted lithograph, engraved surface 7«" x 10«", plus margins. Some light, very small foxing spots in margin, and some in sky area. c1840. £26.00
¶ Rare. Shows mother and child near the gate, school framed in trees. An attractive Gothic style building with ornately tiled roof, belltower, etc.
Ditcheat, Timsbury PARTICULARS of A Valuable and Highly Improvable Freehold Property extending to Two Hundred & Six Acres... at Sutton, in the Parish of Ditcheat, Forming the outlying portions of 'Sutton Farm'... Two parcels of Freehold Land, Situate in the Parish of Timsbury, In the Midst of the Somerset Coal Field, For Sale by Auction... 17th October, 1862... 3pp., folio, folded with docket title, plus large hand-coloured folding plan. Description includes occupier, culture, quantity. 'Valuable beds of Coal are said to exist' under the fields in Timsbury. 1862. £38.00
Evercreech AN ACT for authorizing and enabling Sales to be made of Estates, respectively situate in the Parishes of Evercreech, East Pennard, and in Bruton... devised by the Will of Thomas Sampson Esquire, deceased.... 34pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1845. £15.00
Glastonbury PEN AND INK DRAWING of the George Hotel. On Bristol board, size 15" x 12", drawing taking up the whole of the area. Shows the entrance with signboard, and part of three-storey frontage, small boy on pavement outside. Good architectural detail... together with... ink drawing on paper, 11" x 14", probably by the same hand, ivy-covered ruins at Glastonbury Abbey. Neither drawing titled or signed. c1920. £16.00
Halswell ACCOUNTS of Tynte family. 3p., folio, written in a small neat hand, including 'what money hath been recd. for the use of Edward Baber since the £2000 was lent..', money's received at Halswell paid by various people (presumably tenants), and 'Recd. at Chew of Mr Stevens', interest received etc. 29th June 1679. £18.00
Hawkridge AUCTION HANDBILL advertising sale of Overland Tenements comprising fee simple of pasture land called West Shercombe, 2 acres of wood on Hawkridge Common, and 40 acres known as Shercombe Allotment. Sm. folio, folded, off-setting. 2p. manuscript conditions of sale attached. 1835. £24.00
Hearne (T) EPISCOPAL PALACE AT WELLS. Antique hand-coloured copper engraving. Lithographed view approx. 7" x 10", in an ivory mount with gold and silver lines, the hand-colouring is well executed but possibly later. London, Published as the Act directs, June 1, 1799, by W. Byrne, No 79 Titchfield Street. £30.00
Henstridge ASSIGNMENT of a Cottage Smith's Shop and Garden at Henstridge, Henry Whitmarsh to The Revd. Nathaniel Bridges. On paper, 2 small repaired tears at one fold. 1838. £12.00
Lyncombe Hill, Bath AUCTION POSTER. Desirable Freehold Investment. Messrs Powell & Powell will sell by Auction on the premises on Wednesday, 8th Day of July, 1874.... all that substantially-built and commodious residence. No 5, Augustus Place, otherwise Augusta House, Lyncombe Hill.... Size approx. 40" x 25", folded, some wear to folds, couple of splits affecting a few letters. J. Keene, Printer, Bath. 1874. £18.00
Mendip Hills Mining Company Limited CERTIFICATE OF ONE SHARE No. 2921. Printed in brown on thin paper, oblong 8vo, printed with the name of holder Edward Wood, signed by Edw. H. Barwell, Chairman, and with the embossed stamp of the Company. Paper slightly darkened, some very thin pieces of dark tape about one eighth of an inch wide adhering to verso at corners. 14th Nov. 1856. £30.00
Mere Young People's Guild A LECTURE Illustrated by Limelight Views, will be given by H.E. Balch, Esq., M.A., F.S.A. Entitled 'Cave-Dwellers of Mendip and their Contemporaries'. Poster advertising the event at the Lecture Hall, Mere, Nov. 26th, 1930. Size 9«" x 6". Traces of folds. Crown Printing Works, Mere. 1930. £22.00
¶ A note has been written in ink at the bottom 'owing to the illness of H.E.B. his place was taken at very short notice by his sister.'
Nynehead ORIGINAL MANUSCRIPT of W. de C. Prideaux's article for 'Proceedings of the Somerset Archaeological Society' article (Vol LVIII), on 'An early portion of the Churchwarden's Accounts of All Saints, Nynehead (1668-1684).' 49 foolscap sheets, written in ink on one side only, held at corners with metal clips, folded horizontally. 1913. £30.00
Pawlett Estate PARTICULARS WITH PLAN of the Valuable and Far-Famed Pawlett Estate in the Parishes of Pawlett, Puriton and Cannington... which will be Sold by Auction... March 1st, 1922. 43pp., including completed memorandum. Small folio, printed wraps. Lacks plan from pocket at rear. With detailed Schedules. Some lots printed across in red with 'Sold'. 1922. £24.00
¶ Includes grazing lands known as 'Pawlett Hams and Meads', 'The Manor House' Pawlett, 'Hill Farm', small holding called 'The White House', various cottages etc.
Pigot & Co. SOMERSETSHIRE Engraved map, coloured in outline, size 9" x 14", plus margins, 2 folds, vignette of Wells Cathedral, Reference to the Hundreds. Some light foxing spots in right margin. c1850. £32.00
Trew (J.B) Printer CHEDDAR CLIFFS, Somersetshire. The most wonderful production of nature in the Island is the Stalactite Cavern, Discovered by Mr Cox, in 1838.... Broadsheet, printed on one side only, size approx. 12" x 10", traces of folds. Laid down onto thin card, in buff mount, overall size of mount 16" x 13", edge of sheet that is under the card mount slightly darkened. J.B. Trew, Printer, &c., Axbridge: c1860. £95.00
¶ RARE. Not in Green's Bibliotheca Somersetiensis. Gives much detail on the 'Stalactite Cavern' (with an endorsement by W.D. Conybeare) and the facilties provided for visitors by Mr Cox, the Pleasure Gardens, etc. 'The roof resembles ancient Sculpture; the formations are grotesque & fanciful. In one part you perceive the furniture of an Hindoo Temple; Black Prince. In another a Mummy, elegant Drapery... thousands of quill-like tubes... the tones issuing from the semi-transparent Stalactites, when struck, are similar to those of Musical Glasses...'
Walker (J) & (C) SOMERSETSHIRE. Folding engraved, hand-coloured map, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, dissected and mounted on linen, approx. 13«" x 16«", folding to small 4to boards, original decorative label. 1845. £24.00
Watchett Harbour AN ACT for continuing the Duties granted by several Acts made in the Sixth and Tenth Years of Her late Majesties Reign, for repairing the Harbour and Key of Watchett in the County of Somerset. 3pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1721. £18.00
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Gastineau (Maria) CHECKLY CHURCH Watercolour, in sepia, white and pencil on card, size approx. 6" x 8", corners snipped. Titled in pencil, and signed, in ink, to verso. c186- £40.00 See Illustration
¶ 'Landscape watercolourist. Daughter of H.G. Gastineau.' See Wood's Dictionary of Victorian Painters.
Tamworth LEASE FOR A YEAR of 'all that farm or tenement or Mease Place whereon a messuage formerly stood' in Wigginton, part of a farm called Burkley's and a cottage in Cumberford, Hugh Annerley of Clifton Campville to Humphrey Woodcock. Vellum, size 14" x 20", good wax seal showing a bird with a branch in its beak. Some slight yellowing of vellum. 1756. £22.00
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Lowestoft and Blundeston PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF DESIRABLE FREEHOLD PROPERTY in Arnold Street, Lowestoft and in Somerleyton Street, Blundeston Which will be Sold by Auction by Mr. W.T. Balls at the Crown and Anchor Hotel, Lowestoft, on Tuesday, April 17, 1866. 3pp, folio, docket title, folded. Fletcher and Son, Printers, Norwich. 1866 £18.00
Mutford POSTER advertising auction sale of Four Cottages, a Brick and Tiled Double Cottage, a Double Cottage with Garden Ground, for sale by Mr Fenn, at The White Lion Hotel, Beccles, 3rd Dec. 1858. Size 22" x 17", many folds, two repaired tears at top corners (presumably where once pinned up). 1858. £18.00
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Bacon's COUNTY MAP OF SURREY Scale 1" = 2 miles. Linen-backed, folding into green card wraps with cyclist. 2pp. Index. c1910. £10.00
Charlwood AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Manor and Parish of Charlwood... 27p., sm. folio, disbound, sewn. Act of Parliament. 1843. £12.00
Chertsey LETTER dated Chertsey, March 17, 1766, from Richard Mapletoft to Mr Hill, Cook's Court, Carey Street, London. 1p., 4to, 7 lines in a large hand. Says he will be in London on Thursday, and will call at Cook's Court on his way to the City. He hopes to meet Mr. Stagg, and send compliments to the Ladies. Blank conjoint leaf with address panel and postmark, seal cut away, some traces of paper stuck to edge of verso, where once mounted in album. 1766. £22.00
¶ Richard Mapletoft was a surgeon at Chertsey, and son of Dr. John Mapletoft, the friend and correspondent of John Locke.
Epsom, Chipstead ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XIX Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, made up of quarter sheets, contours in red. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo cloth wraps. Some areas colour-washed (possibly in relation to an auction sale) and marked neatly with dates. Edition of 1914. £20.00
¶ Shows Race Course, London County Lunatic Asylum, Belmont Workhouse, Children's Infirmary, etc.
Guildford, Reigate ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet VIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 36". Linen-backed and folding into 8vo endpapers. Linen browned along 2 folds, slightly affecting the extreme edges of some sections. One endpaper chipped. n.d. c1850. £40.00
¶ Covers Farnham, Charlwood, Croydon, Kingston, Wokingham.
Limpsfield, Titsey Park ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXVIII N.W. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 18, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo cloth wraps. Various small areas shaded in colourwash and numbered. 1898. £15.00
Rotherhithe Road AN ACT for opening and making a new Road from the East End of New Street in the Parish of Saint John Southwark, to and through the several Places therein mentioned; and for keeping the said Road in Repair for the future. Cover leaf + 21 pages, small folio, black letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1749. £10.00
Thornton Heath LEASE of land in the Canterbury Road with tenement and public house known as the Duke of York. 15pp., 4to, on vellum, sewn at edges, last page being a fully coloured manuscript plan of the premises, scale 20ft = 1". Noakes and Co. to John Langford. 1909. £18.00
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Arundel SALE BY AUCTION of £1,000 Consolidated Ordinary Stock of The Arundel Gas Company, 3rd July, 1900. 13pp, sm. 4to. 1900. £12.00
Brighton and Eastbourne, Hastings. TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Scale 1" to 1 mile. Popular edtion. Nos. 134, 135, linen-backed. Red and buff wraps with map reader. Two corners slightly bumped. c1930. £7.00
Littlington, Eastdean ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet LXXIX. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. . 1879. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1893. £30.00
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Bacon's MAP OF BIRMINGHAM Divided into Half Mile Squares and Circles. Size approx 12«" x 18", single fold at centre, printed in 2 colours. Scale 5" = 1« miles. Street index down sides. c1890. £22.00
Birmingham LETTER on notepaper with embossed heading 'Victoria Court, Birmingham', July 31st, 1909, to the Chief Constable of Birmingham commanding him to arrest the Under Sheriff of the County of Warwick and keep him in his home. 3p, 8vo, signed 'By His Majesty's Command' Wm. Grantham. One fold. 1909. £14.00
Warwick and Birmingham Canal AN ACT for enabling the Company of Proprietors of the Warwick and Birmingham Canal Navigation to finish and complete the same.... Cover leaf, 9pp., disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. 1796. £18.00
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Colby LEASE for seven years of the 'tithe sheaves of corn and grain arising... out of the Township of Colby', Sir Philip Musgrave of Edenhall in Cumberland to James Hanson of Colby, yeoman. 3p., folio, in a bold hand. signed and witnessed with small wax seal. 1766. £20.00
Walker (J) & (C) WESTMORELAND. Engraved map, boundaries, railways, parkland hand-coloured, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, with Reference to Wards, Polling Places indicated, etc. Size approx. 12" x 14", plus margins, central fold. Small repaired tear in bottom margin. 1842. £24.00
Warcop AN ACT for Dividing and Inclosing the Common and Waste Grounds, within the manor of Bleatarn, in the Parish of Warcop... 22pp., sm. folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. Separately paginated. Leaf with docket title. Some slight bubbling of paper on first few leaves. 1790. £22.00
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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'.
Bratton WILTSHIRE INDUSTRY: CENTURY OF SERVICE TO FARMING Old-Style Crafts and Modern Tools in the Village Workshop of R. & J. Reeves & Son Ltd. at Bratton. Large folio sheet printed on one side with article and 7 photos of the workshops. Reprinted from 'The Wiltshire Times' Feb. 14th 1953. £8.00
Chippenham AN ACT for Vesting the Messuages and Hereditaments settled on the Marriage of Henry Burnet, Esquire.... to convey the same to Henry James Brooke.... and for laying out the Money to arise by such sale in the purchase of other Estates.... 11pp, disbound, Act of Parliament.. 1813. £12.00
¶ Refers to premises in St. Mary Street.
Chippenham PARTICULARS of the Outlying Portions of the Valuable Agricultural Property known as The Lackham Estate, Chippenham, Extending to over 1,030 Acres... for Sale by Auction in 41 Lots... 18th Day of March, 1927. 33pp., small folio, stiff wraps, plan in pocket at rear, four photographic plates with two or four views on each. 1927. £25.00
¶ Includes 'The Folly', Lacock, Showell Farm, Patterdown Farm, Hollywell Farm, Great Notton Farm, Rowden Farm, various cottages, butcher's shop and slaughterhouse, etc.
Chirton AN ACT For inclosing Lands in the Township or Hamlet of Conock, in the Parish of Chirton, in the County of Wiltshire. 21pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1814. £20.00
Lacock PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Unique and Interesting Residential Property 'Bewley Court', Beautiful Stone-Built House of the Plantagenet Age with Great or Baronial Hall... Cottage... Pretty Grounds... Dower House in Old-World Garden... for Sale by Auction...12th May, 1931. 15pp., large 4to, stiff wraps with tipped on photograph, plan inside front wraps, finely printed in brown, 5 tipped-in photographs. Traces of having been folded vertically, foxing down central margin of two pages, and some foxing at bottom of title page, and at edges of front wrap. Corners of wraps dusty. 1931. £16.00
Melksham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of.... The Whitley Estate in the Parish of Melksham.... Bells & Splatt's Farms & Other Lands in the Parish of Heddington, The Chilvester Hill Estate, in the Parish of Calne, Field of Nursery Ground.... House, Baker's Shop &c, at Marshfield.... which will be Sold by Auction.... July 13, 1853..... 8pp, folio, folded with docket title, 4 full page lithographed plans, 3 being hand-coloured. 1853. £38.00
Minety PARTICULARS of... Braydon Hall near Malmesbury... very beautiful gardens... 200 acres... for Sale by Auction... 28th May, 1936. 8pp., 4to, stiff wraps, folding plan, three photographic plates with 6 views. 1936. £12.00
Pewsey PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of certain Freehold Farms known as 'Southcott Lodge Estate'.... which will be Sold by Auction.... 28th July, 1924. 9pp., folio, plan loosely inserted, folded with docket title, title leaf torn. 1924. £16.00
Salisbury, Marlborough, Swindon THREE ORDNANCE MAPS Scale 1" to 1 mile. Popular edition. Nos. 104, 112, 122, linen-backed. Red and buff wraps with map reader. c1930. £10.00
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.
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.
Swindon THREE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets SU 1584 N.W and S.W, and 1586 S.E. Scale 50.688 inches to 1 mile. Size 17" x 16" plus margins. Revised 1965. £18.00
¶ Covers Turl Street, Clarence Street, Courts of Justice, Regent Circus, North Street, Tydeman Street, Buller Street.
Tockenham, Broad Hinton, Brinkworth, Wootton Bassett PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Seven Compact Farms.... Building Sites, Accommodation Lands, 28 Houses in Swindon, 'Highworth House' at Highworth.... for Sale by Auction 29th October and 1st November, 1917.... Folio, 35pp., printed wraps, 6 folding maps in pocket at rear 1917. £34.00
¶ Includes Greenway, Tockenham, Littletown, Cockroost, East End farms.
Trowbridge WILL of James Fisher of Trowbridge, Plasterer and Tiler, 1826. 6p. folio. Folded. Contemporary copy. c1826. £24.00
¶ Leaves his 3 properties in Frog Lane to his son and daughter, and the daughter of his deceased daughter Freelove Hibbard, naming occupiers. Appoints Trustees for the grandchildren who were minors. Lives his stock in trade to his sons 'except my Thirty six round ladder'.
Whiteparish PARTICULARS of Brickworth Park, Whiteparish, extending to about 83 acres... for sale by auction, 3rd June, 1948.... 7pp., 4to, photo frontis, and photo on front wrap. Vertical crease... together with... Particulars of Lower Cowesfield Farm, extending to 182 acres.. for sale by auction October 6th, 1953. 7pp., 4to, plan. 1948-53. £14.00
Wootton Basset LEASE FOR A YEAR of messuage with dwelling house lately erected by William Rowley fronting the High Street in Wootton Bassett, Francis Broome of Bushton to Edward Homes, Cooper. Vellum, size 13" x 24", fine large wax seal with woman in classical costume holding an olive branch in each hand. Witnessed on verso. 1787. £24.00
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Broadway RULES & REGULATIONS of The Broadway National Schools. Printed notice, size 14" x 8", heading in large type-faces. Lists 18 rules, regarding absence, dress, holidays, sickness, homework, the fees for different classes of society, discipline. J. Pearce, Printer &c, Evesham. n.d. c1860. £35.00
¶ 'The school is to be swept and kept in order by such children as are over the age of ten years', 'Children must be sent to school clean and tidy in person and apparel'. The line of text stipulating the fees for siblings has been crossed through.
Doverdale COPY WILL of The Rev. Thomas Oldham of Doverdale, Clerk. 1p., sm. folio. 1828. £8.00
¶ Extracted from Probate Registry c1860.
Elmley Lovett WILL of Samuel Wanley, Rector of Elmley Lovett, 1776. Manuscript, 7p., small folio, folded. Stamped 'Office Copy Court of Probate'. Copied c1860. £12.00
¶ Refers to his 'manors, messuages and lands' in Emley Lovett, Hampton Lovett and Elmbridge. Makes substantial bequests to servants and relatives.
Stokes & Co., Worcester CATALOGUE OF BASKETS Mats, Brushes &c. 1927. 39pp., 8vo, attractive illusts. of baskets, wicker armchairs etc. Lacks back wrap. 1927. £12.00
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Bacon's PLAN OF BRADFORD From Bacon's Atlas. Coloured plan, size approx 12«" x 18", single fold at centre. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Street index printed down sides. c1885. £20.00
Guisbrough, Newton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 117. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Rather dusty around margins. Engraved 1856. £28.00
Halifax HALIFAX ST. CECILIA SOCIETY Full Dress Open Meeting.... April 10th, 1885, Mechanics' Institute... Programme, 5pp., 4to, vertical fold. Comprises selections from Handel's 'Samson' with the words. Next to the verses on the first two pages are references to pages in ink. 1885. £6.00
Halifax, Brighouse ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 231. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. 1854. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1887. £30.00
¶ Covers Nether Haugh, Don Pottery, Wombwell, Wentworth.
Heworth AN ACT for amending an Act.... intituled An Act for dividing and inclosing Heworth Moor.... 8pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1818. £12.00
Huddersfield AN ACT to provide a Burial Ground for the Township of Huddersfield in the County of York. Pages numbered 325-342, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre, and William Spottiswoode, 1852. £14.00
Hull LETTER dated Hull Mechanics Institute, May 22nd, 1843, to Josh. Mayer, Liverpool. 1p., 4to, integral address panel on verso of conjoint leaf with blue straight-line postmark 'Machell Street', and circular Hull postmark, remains of wax seal. Says the Committe would like him to send 'the number of Antique Guns purchased by you from Mr. Brown's collection (in the Exhibition) when you was in Hull....' 13 lines, signed R. Webb. Traces of folds. 1843. £18.00
Keighley LEASE FOR A YEAR of messuage with cottages, gardens etc. at Green Gates in Keighley in the occupation of John Sugden, Thomas Wilsford of Pontefract, Doctor in Physick to Joshua Padgett of Uffley, Shalloonmaker. On vellum, size 11" x 17", very fine wax seal with winged cherub holding quiver and bow, and a heart, with the word 'L'Amitie'. On verso is a note in a large bold hand saying the deed was registered at Wakefield 1st Nov. 175 at 12 noon in Book AN p.27 and 38. 1756. £32.00
Leeds A SURVEY OF THE HOUSES AND LANDS between the Co-heirs of Bonson. Manuscript in a small neat hand, on two pages, large folio, docket title as above. Gives measurements of three closes of land called Little, Middle and Great Mumpitts, belonging to Robert Bonson, measured by Fra. Barwicke, followed by a list in two columns of payments to different people from the estate of Mr. Bonson, awarded by George Abbott and Thos. Rhodes, signed by them, e.g. 'To the Lady Tempest Tenne Pounds'. On the second page is a long list of rooms, such as '1 Hall devided into a house and shopp', '1 Buttery', '1 garden well flagged', bracketed as in the occupation of 6 people, with a declaration that Barwicke and Rhodes have fairly divided the property between the heirs Jonathan Cloudsley and others. Split at fold in second page. 1677. £40.00
West Riding ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet CC.S.E (Haworth); Sheet CC.N.W (Oakworth); Sheet CLXXV.S.W (Sutton); Sheet CCI.N.W (Bingley); Sheet CLXXV.S.E (Keighley); Sheet CCXV.N.W (Oxenhope); Sheet CCXV.S.E (Mixenden). Eight maps, scale 6" to 1 mile, quarter sheets, size 12" x 18", plus margins, contours in red. 1933-4. £32.00
West Witton LETTER to his father in Carshalton, Surrey, from George Porter, West Witton, Oct. 19th, 1783. 1p., 11 lines, in large childish but well-formed writing, beginning 'Dear Pappa' and ending 'Your loving son'. Says he is making good progress in his learning 'Each Day I read two English Lessons and two in the Latin Grammar... We are also all called up every Day to spell...' Blank conjoint leaf with address panel and postmark. Tipped on to album leaf down extreme left edge. 1783. £24.00
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Agricultural Statistics, Ireland GENERAL ABSTRACTS for the Year 1863. Showing The Acreage under the Several Crops and the Number of Live Stock in Each County.... Also the Emigration from Irish Ports from 1st January to 31st July.... 20pp., 8vo. Alexander Thom and Sons, Dublin, 1863. £16.00
Bridges in Ireland AN ACT for the more effectually providing for the Erection of certain Bridges... 10pp, disbound, sm. folio, Act of Parliament. 1834. £12.00
Castle Durrow LETTER to William Flower from David Drewett, dated Apr. 5th, 1732. Congratulates him on the celebrations held for four days when the Viceroy made held his court at his house, says he is glad 'my little Dear Harry', Flower's son, has a tutor at last, and mentions that the Duchess of Kent and Lady Limerick are soon to add to the number of Lady Portland's grandchildren. 3p., 4to, 56 lines in a rather untidy hand. Tipped on to album leaf down extreme left edge. 1732. £50.00
¶ 'I was mightily pleas'd to Hear of yr visitt yr King & Queen made you, & wish I coud have seen the Form & Ceremony of Adapting A New Name for yr House - by yr Description of it I believe twas very Diverting, I am Sure the Addition of Castle to Durrow gives it a Noble Sound... for the New Title, I am Privately Whispered, you are soon to Have..' William Flower built Castle Durrow 1712-16, and it was known as one of the finest houses in Ireland. He became Baron Castle Durrow in 1733.
Dublin Hospital AN ACT to amend the several Acts for regulating the Foundling Hospital in Dublin. Pages numbered 1037-1038, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1814. £10.00
Dublin LETTER signed 'John G. Armagh' to Charles Beresford. 5 lines on 1p., 8vo, dated 'Woburne' Dec. 21st 1861, saying he has enclosed a letter from the Registrar of Rooms at Trinity College. A pencil note in the top corner says 'From the old primate about letting me have rooms in T.C.D. in his gift'. 1861. £14.00
¶ Lord John George de la Poer Beresford (1773-1862), Primate of All Ireland, Chancellor of Trinity College.
Galway LETTER from J(?) Eyre to Messrs Bullock and Adair, Charing Cross, London, dated Galway April 25th 1769. 1p., 4to, 13 lines, blank conjoint leaf with address panel on verso, two postmarks. Tipped along left edge to an album leaf. Says he has read in the papers about 'a Scheme for carrying on an English lottery' and asking him to buy a him ticket if he has any credit 'as I have a growing family'. 1769. £24.00
¶ The Eyres were a prominent family in Galway, five of the family having been Mayors. Eyre Square was named after them.
Grand Canal AN ACT to direct the Application of the Sum of Fifty thousand Pounds.... for the Benefit of the Company of Undertakers of The Grand Canal, in Ireland. 6pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1813. £16.00
Harbour of Donaghadee AN ACT for granting a certain Sum of Money towards improving the Harbour of Donaghadee in Ireland, and rendering it a more fit Situation for His Majesty's Packets. Pages numbered 913-930, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan. 1820. £12.00
Irish Roads AN ACT to extend the Provision of an Act.... for amending the Irish Road Acts, so far as the same relate to the Appointment of Supervisors on Mail Coach Roads, to all Roads made and repaired by Presentment. Pages numbered 517-518, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1813. £10.00
Magistrates and Constables AN ACT to provide for the better Execution of the Laws in Ireland, by appointing Superintending Magistrates and additional Constables in Counties in certain Cases. 8pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1814. £10.00
Offences AN ACT for the better Prevention and more speedy Punishment of offences endangering the Public Peace in Ireland. 6p., disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1835. £12.00
Royal Canal, Ireland AN ACT to provide for the maintaining of the Royal Canal from the River Liffey to the River Shannon... 22pp, sm. folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1818. £20.00
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Aberdeen Newspaper ABERDEEN JOURNAL and General Advertiser for the North of Scotland. Feb. 6th and Feb. 20th, 1850. Broadsheet style, 23" x 17«", 4p, folded.stamps. 2 items. 1850. £15.00
¶ Many adverts. for the Aberdeen & London Steam Packets, Aberdeen Railway, Auction of Flax Mills at Aberdeen, report on meeting of Aberdeen Committee for the 1851 Exhibition, etc.
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 EDINBURGH Coloured plan, size approx 12«" x 18", single fold at centre. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Small tear at central fold neatly repaired on verso. c1885. £20.00
¶ With street index in margins.
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.
Buteshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet CCXVI.N.W. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 12" x 18", plus margins, water features hand-coloured. Second Edition 1897. Shows northern part of Great Cumbrae Island... together with... Sheet CCXV N.E. part of Island of Bute showing Torr Wood, Kerrylamont... together with... Sheet XXXV. N.E. Kilchattan Bay. Editions of 1924. Half the area of these last two maps is sea. Three items. 1897 and 1924. £20.00
Devon Valley Railway AN ACT to confer on the Devon Valley Railway Company further Powers for the Completion of their Railway.... 8pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1861. £10.00
Dornoch, Golspie, Helmsdale ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 103. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 36". Light red stamp in margin 'Scotland 103 - Outline Series'. 1912. £25.00
¶ About a third of the map is sea area.
Dumfries ARTICLES AND CONDITIONS OF ROUP of the Grass Parkes of Brownhall belonging to John Brown Merchant in Liverpool... in the the Parish of Dumfries... the Tenant of Brownhall House shall have the liberty of a footpath from said House to the Lunatic Asylum... Manuscript on 5p., small folio, sewn. 1841... together with... Inventory of the Title Deeds of lands of Cherrytrees formerly Spittle Field, belonging to Margaret Brown. 1840. 1«p, folio, detailing title from 1773... together with... Discharge of Thomas Brown of his right to the farm of Spittle Field, lands of Conheathrigg, seat in the parish church measuring twenty seven feet six inches declared to belong to the Proprietors of Brownhall, etc. 3p., folio. 1859. With some relevant correspondence. 1840-59. £16.00
East and Mid Lothian FOURTEEN ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Scale 6" to 1 mile. Quarter sheets, size 12" x 18" plus wide margins, contours in red, as follows: Sheet II S.E (North Berwick, Kingston); Sheet VI S.W (East Linton); Sheet VI S.E (Dunbar, Belhaven˙; Sheet VII N.W (Dunbar - mostly sea area); Sheet VII S.W (Dunbar, Meikle Pinkerton); Sheet VIII S.E. (Musselburgh); Sheet X N.W (Haddington), Sheet 1b S.E & 1 S.W (Cramond Island, Cramond); Sheet II N.E (Cramond Bridge), Sheet IV S.W (New Craighall, Craigmillar); Sheet IV N.W (Portobello); Sheet IV S.E (Musselburgh); Sheet IV N.E. (Musselburgh Links, mostly sea); Sheet I S.E & Ia S.W (Leith). Provisional Editions, Revision of 1913 with additions in 1938. £55.00
Forth and Clyde Navigation AN ACT for making and maintaining a Navigable Canal from the Lothian Road near the City of Edinburgh, to join the Forth and Clyde Navigation near Falkirk.... 62pp, disbound, including 1p schedule. Act of Parliament. 1817. £20.00
Glasgow OBLIGATION BOND of Major John Spens of Stonelaw and Robert Park Merchant in Glasgow to Margaret Austin daughter of Capt. Joseph Austin of Kilspindy. Large folio sheet, written on one side only, folds. Signed and witnessed. Docket title and later note of 1791 on verso. 1785. £22.00
Gray (John), Publisher NORTH BRITISH ADVERTISER No. 1461. October 28, 1854. Broadsheet newspaper, 4 very large pages. Folds. Some slight discoloration at folds along 8". 1854. £14.00
¶ As well as numerous adverts. for local firms includes notices of Public Meetings, Situations Wanted, Situations Vacant, Auction Sales.
Maclaren (Charles), Printer THE SCOTSMAN or Edinburgh Political and Literary Journal. Oct. 1, 1823, and Dec. 15, 1824, and Dec. 23 1826, Jan. 3,7,10,17,30 1829. Each 8pp. Some rust spots here and there. Traces of once having been bound at left edge. Red tax stamps. 8 items. 1823-29. £18.00
Moffat THREE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet XVI N.E. (Hairmyres Hospital, Thorntonhall); VIII N.E. (Glengowan, part of Moffat), XI S.W (High Blantyre, Nerston). Scale 6" to 1 mile. Contours in red. Size 12" x 18". Provisional Edition. 1948. £18.00
Perth, Coupar Angus, Dundee ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 48. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 36". Light red stamp in margin 'Scotland 48 - Outline Series'. Railways inserted to 1910. £32.00
Peterhead, Strichen, Ellen ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 87. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 36". Light red stamp in margin 'Scotland 87 - Outline Series'. Revised 1910. £30.00
Ramsay and Son, Publisher THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT Feb. 9th, 1835. Newspaper, 4pp. 1835. £12.00
¶ Contains adverts for auction sales, report of dinner at Perth for Hon. Fox Maule, murder in Leith etc.
Russell (Alex), Pub. THE ELGIN COURANT and Morayshire Advertiser. October 11, 1850. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp., red tax stamp. Dustmarking along 10" of two folds. 1850. £14.00
¶ Contains article on the 'Gigantic Workhouse' at Barnshill, Glasgow, celebrations for the Earl of Fife's birthday, etc.
Saddlers and Harness Makers TWELVE BILLS all with printed headings, for Scottish firms. Comprises Dalkeith (2), Glasgow (1), Edinburgh (2), Aberdeen (1), Dumfries(1), Oban (1), Huntly (1), Wishaw (1), Kirkcudbright (1), Stranraer (1). Varying sizes from folio to 8vo, all compoeted with lists of work done. 1880-1920. £25.00
Veitch (William), Publisher THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT December 13, 1865. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp, folds. 1865. £10.00
¶ Includes 4 columns on the opening of the Glasgow Industrial Exhibition.
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Cadoxtone AN ACT to enable the Guardians of Jane Williams... to grant a Lease.... of certain Veins of Coal, Culm and Iron Ore, in the Parish of Cadoxtone.... 4pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1806. £14.00
Conway Gas and Water AN ACT to confirm a Provisional Order of the Local Government Board under the provisions of the Gas and Water Works Facilities Act, 1870, and the Public Health Act 1875, relating to the Borough of Conway. 10pp, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1880. £10.00
Malltraeth, Anglesey LETTER from Hugh Price, 24th April 1789, about corn and coal for the poor. 1p., 25 lines in a clear hand. Tipped onto album leaf at extreme left edge. Appears to be to an agent or banker who looked after Lord Uxbridge's financial affairs, and possibly Price was Uxbridge's Steward. Says he is recovering from the gout 'the swelling much abated', and the Malltraeth Commissioners will soon ask him for the £815 which 'they demanded of Lord Uxbridge towards embanking and draining the Marsh', but he has only £600 left 'haveing lately paid the Captn. of the Mona one hundred and fifty pounds by Lord Uxbridge's Order.' Mentions the value of the corn distributed to the poor, and a cargo of coals for the poor, the cost to be divided between Lord Boston and Lord Uxbridge. 'I wish to know whether his Lordship means to give any more to the Poor this year'. 1789. £30.00
¶ Uxbridge became Lord Lieutenant of Anglesey in 1782. In 1784 he was created Earl of Uxbridge. Lord Boston was the other major landowner in Anglesey.
Welsh Roads AN ACT for the further Amendment of the Laws relating to Turnpike Roads in South Wales. 15pp., small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1847. £12.00
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Anglo-American Oil Co. Ltd. PRATT'S ROAD ATLAS OF ENGLAND AND WALES for Motorists. 106 page atlas, 8vo, in colour. Includes plan of central London, 20 other towns showing main roads. 8pp of road profiles. Shows railways, golf courses. A few light spots in one corner of front board, gold-stamped Pratt's oil can on back board. Revised Edition 1915. £20.00
Ballantyne (John), R.S.A. LETTER to John Ballantyne R.S.A., The Mall, Kensington, London, from Wm. Gellatly, 835 Broadway, New York. Introduces 'Mr Mathews, an artist an Englishman and friend of mine.' The writer says he had been Ballantyne's pupil at the School of Design, Edinburgh. 1«p., folds, in yellow envelope, hand delivered... together with a letter to him in French, 1850 on the subject of expenses that would be incurred by artists and suggesting a new proposition to be put to them. 1866 and 1850. £12.00
Berwick upon Tweed LETTER Berwick, 25 March, 1819, addressed on verso to 'The Publishers of a Biographical List of the Members in the Present House of Commons, Paternoster Row, London, signed Richd. Reed, in reply to a request for information about Colonel Alexander Allan, M.P. 'The House cannot boast a more worthy Member... the few Facts enclosed may be acceptable...' 12 lines, 4to. On conjoint leaf are 13 lines briefly describing his career: 'his name is immortalized amongst Britons by his valour, whilst he is adored by the Hindoostans for his Humanity, at the taking of Seringapatam...' 1819. £40.00
¶ Allan painted views of India, and wrote a famous account of finding the body of Tippoo Sultan at Seringapatam.
Birth of Children AN ACT to provide for the Costs of Prosecutions for concealing the Birth of Children by secret burying or otherwise disposing of their Dead Bodies. Pages numbered 401-402, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1837. £15.00
Bristol and Cardiff ORDNANCE SURVEY ROAD MAP of Bristol and Cardiff. Sheet 32. Scale half-inch to one mile. Linen-backed, green card wraps with Ellis Martin design in buff, with touring car. Small split in card along top where folded. 1925. £7.00
Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLVI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 37". Dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 8vo, edges bound in green silk tape, which is frayed in places. Slight off-setting of tape along top horizontal fold. At bottom horizontal fold there is a 1" split in linen and 3 small holes where folds meet. Composed of 4 quarter sheets. First Edition. 1st Dec. 1834. £45.00
Cheshire and Staffordshire, near Macclesfield and Buxton PARTICULARS AND PLANS of Valuable Freehold and Copyhold Dwelling-Houses, Farms and Lands.... will be Sold by Auction by Mr. George Broadhurst, at the "Macclesfield Arms Hotel", Macclesfield, on Tuesday, the 12th day of September, 1876. Folio, 12pp, docket title, few short tears. 1876. £20.00
Coates & Howes, Wine Merchants, London PRICE LIST for 1865, with introductory letter above summarising the vintages etc. 1 page, in small print, with adjoining leaf with address panel on verso, some small holes in a couple of lines of text at top and at folds of address panel... together with... Letter from Walter Howes explaining how the case of champagne ordered will be transported to Wadebridge. 1865. £20.00
Cornwall and Devon Regiment of 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 113-115, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1813. £12.00
Courtenay family NOTE to Arnold Nesbit from Charlotte Courtenay, dated Upper Brooke Street, Saturday July the 21. 1770, asking him to pay Charles Ryder £80 due for interest 'of my fortune left by will and place it to Ld. Courtenay's Account.' 1p., 4to, blank conjoint leaf, folds. With a note signed by Ryder that it had been received. 1770. £18.00
Cruchley's IMPROVED GEOGRAPHICAL COMPANION Throughout England & Wales including Part of Scotland Engraved map, roads, boundaries, shore-line, parkland and border hand coloured, bound in book form on 18 double pages, marbled edges. With Index panel giving list of cities with population for 1801,11,21, distance from London, etc. Cloth boards, size approx. 7" x 4«", green printed label. Cloth and label rubbed. With Index map and engraved introduction: 'This New Map of England & Wales as bound up in the form of a Book possesses decided advantages over all other methods by avoiding the unpleasant necessity of unfolding the whole at any one time...' Cruchley, Mapseller, 36 Ludgate St., London. 1830. £85.00
Cruchley's REDUCTION OF HIS SIX SHEET MAP OF THE BRITISH ISLES Comprehending the whole of the Railways & Turnpike Roads With the Great Rivers and the Course of the Navigable Canals Engraved map, hand-coloured in bright full wash colour, in two sheets, each sheet 25" x 38", each folding into marbled endpapers with small labels. In 8vo slipcase with morocco gilt label, slipcase rubbed and split down one side. Cruchley, Map-Seller and Globe Maker, 81 Fleet St. Additions to 1856. £140.00
Cycling Journal CYCLING PROFILE ROAD BOOK OF GREAT BRITAIN A Guide to the Main Routes throughout the Country. 286 Profiles, with descriptions of road surfaces, etc. Index maps at front, Lamplighting Tables. Size 3«" x 6", illustrated boards, front board with two small stains and some creases in cloth, slightly rubbed at spine and corners. 'Cycling' Offices (in arrangement with Gall & Inglis). 1920's. £8.00
Devon and Cornwall AN ACT for abolishing the Court of the Vice-Warden of the Stannaries. 3pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1896. £20.00
¶ With Schedule of Enactments Repealed.
Duke of Wellington AN ACT for granting an additional Sum of Money for providing a suitable Residence and Estate for the Duke of Wellington, and his Heirs, in consideration of the eminent and signal Services performed by the said Duke... 4pp, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1813. £10.00
Facsimile THE NEWS OF THE WORLD Facsimile of the first number, October 1, 1843. Broadsheet newspaper, 8p. n.d. 1970's? £5.00
Fashion and Textiles AMERICAN FABRICS Number 46, SPRING 1959. Magazine, 95pp., folio, stiff decorative wraps. Numerous black and white and colour illustrations, some tipped in. Actual tipped-in fabric samples throughout. 1959. £15.00
¶ Includes 'The Story of Shamokin Clan Tartans' with 10 tartan samples tipped in, articles on Italy's Bossi Mills, the Pucci silk shirt, the Textile Schools of America.
Fashion and Textiles AMERICAN FABRICS Number 75, Spring 1967 Magazine, 138pp., folio, stiff wraps. Front wrap slightly rubbed in places. Numerous black and white and colour illustrations, some tipped in. Actual fabric samples tipped-in throughout, four are missing. 1967. £15.00
¶ 'Susan Hampshire, English film star, helps John Carr Doughty demonstrate his Rip-Apart dress'. The issue is devoted to Knitwear.
First World War THIRTEEN POSTCARDS showing ruined towns and villages in northern France at the end of the war. All black and white. c1917-18. £12.00
¶ Includes striking image of the front of Amiens Cathedral protected by piles of sandbags.
Forest of Dean and New Forest Rents AN ACT for regulating the Exercise of the Right of Common of Pasture in the New Forest.... and for the better collection and recovery of the Gale Rents in the Forest of Dean.... 5pp, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1819. £12.00
SALE OF FORESTS Forests or Chases AN ORDINANCE for Sale of Four Forrests or Chases reserved for Collateral security to the Souldiers. 14pp., small folio, plus cover leaf, disbound. Disbound. Act of Parliament. Black letter. Coat of arms on cover leaf and at head of first page. Pages coming loose at spine, paper slightly browned. Ordered by His Highness the Lord Protector and the Council... Printed by William Du-Gard and Henry Hills, Printers to His Highness the Lord Protector, 1654. £55.00
¶ The forests were: Needwood in Stafford and Derby, Kingswood Chase in Gloucestershire, Sherwood Forest in Nottingham and Derby, Ashdown Forest in Sussex.
Gall and Inglis TOURISTS MAP OF THE LAKE DISTRICT Scale half an inch to a Mile. Coloured map folding into blue wraps with key map, size 9" x 3". c1920. £7.00
Gall and Inglis THE 'SAFETY' CYCLING MAP OF ENGLAND Sheet 3. Central Division. Coloured map with features for cyclists such as 'dangerous hills', scale 10 miles to an inch. Folding into red cloth wraps with small vignette of cyclist. c1910. £8.00
Government Loans for the Service of the War RECEIVED BY ME Francis Windham Ass. of the Honble. James Brydges Esq. by order dated 22 Oct. 1709 of the Rt. Honble. Lord Denbigh one of the Four Tellers of the Receipt of Her Majesty's Exchequer, the sum of twenty four pounds being for four years Interest of One hundred pounds... by him lent unto Her Majesty. 1p., sm. folio, printed form with MS inserts, signed F. Windham. 12. Aug. 1714. £26.00
¶ Refers to 'An Act for continuing several Subsidies... to raise Money by Way of Loan for the Service of the war.
Government loans RECEIVED BY ME Henry Earl of Kent Ass. of Tho. Madocks & Sarah Sedgwick... of Mr. Vernon one of the Four Tellers of the Receipt of Her Majesty's Exchequer, the Sum of Six Pounds... 6 Months Interest of £200... by him and her lent unto her Majesty... Printed form, small folio, inserts in ink, margins trimmed. Signed by Kent and a witness. 12. Nov. 1705. £26.00
¶ Refers to 'An Act for granting to Her Majesty a further subsidy...'
Great Western Railway AN ACT to amend the Acts relating to "The Great Western Railway;" and to raise a further Sum of Money... 22pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1839. £14.00
Great Western Railway Widows & Orphans Benevolent Fund LIST OF SUBSCRIPTIONS AND DONATIONS giving name, address and amount. 4pp., 8vo., together with printed letter for donors. 188-. £14.00
¶ Heading the list is Sir Daniel Gooch.
Guille family LETTER from Henry Guille to his mother, dated Spike Island, Cork Harbour, 27th Jany. 1884. 4p., small 8vo. 1884. £6.00
¶ Thanks his mother for the knitted jacket ('much admired by my servant'). Asks for information on the Andros family. 'I am trying at present to make a fire screen out of a heron I shot... I will send you some of the mangled remains, they might do for a hat'.
Holborne Museum, Bath CIRCLE SQUARE AND CRESCENT The planned street of the townscapes of the British Isles... An exhibition mounted by the Holburne Museum as a contribution to European Architectural Heritage Year, 1975. 24pp., large 4to, numerous illustrations. Back wrap with light foxing and crease at corner. 1975. £10.00
¶ Concentrates mainly on Bath, but also includes Bristol, Edinburgh, Cheltenham, Brighton.
Jaques & Son, Ltd. THE COUNTIES OF ENGLAND A Geographical Game. 1st Series. Pack of 47 cards plus 'Key' card listing the number of cards for the 10 counties (Northumberland, Cumberland, Westmoreland, Durham, Lancashire North and South, Yorkshire North, East, West, Cheshire. Together with rules sheet. Rounded corners, brown map backs. The ten county cards list the places for each card, some of these cards slightly grubby. Each card has a coloured engraving of a place, with population, main products. In original slipcase, with label. Top part of slipcase rubbed and stained. The set is complete, corresponding to the number called for on the Key card. c1880... together with... The Counties of England. A Geographical Game. 4th Series. 10 Counties, numbered 1-10, 47 cards, all cards present for those 10 counties, but lacks 'Key' card', so it's not possible to check that the set is complete. Original brown cloth slipcase with label uniform to 1st Series... together with... The Counties of England. A New Round Game. 2nd Series. 13 counties, 61 cards. Lacks the 'Key' card with list of counties. Pink backs. A different, later, edition with different label, covering some of the counties in 1st series above, but with different cards. c1880-1900. £65.00
¶ 'The Counties of England' was a very successful game and continued to be produced in different editions well into the 20th century.
Lake District ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Composite sheet. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 36" X 37", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 8vo marbled wraps, inserted in red cloth-covered slipcase which lacks label from front. Borders shaded in pink and mauve, lakes shaded blue, roads, parkland, railways hand-coloured. Border all round. Printed from an Electrotype taken in 1884. £110.00
¶ Extends to Dalton in Furness, Tunstall, Skiddaw, Clifton.
Life Annuities RECEIVED BY ME Elizabeth Countess Dowager Cavan Executrix to the Rt. Hon. Richard Lambert late Earl of Cavan... eleven pounds five shillings for twelve months Aunnuity... during the life of Eliz. Davies. 1p., folio, printed with MS inserts, signed by E. Cavan, witnessed James Noel. 2nd March, 1790. £25.00
¶ Refers to 'An Act... for raising a certain Sum of Money for the Service of the Year 1745, by Annuities & a Lottery...'
Mears Launches and Motors Ltd., Richmond MAP OF THE RIVER THAMES from Lechlade to Richmond. Colour printed map, scale 1" to 1 mile, over 29 pages, plus double-page General Map and Key to Sections. Attractive blue and red linen wraps, sm. 8vo. 2pp. rules of the river at rear. c1918. £18.00
¶ Shows villages, woodlands etc., up to about 3 miles either side of river.
Military Ordnance THIS IS TO CERTIFY that it is this Day agreed betwixt William Backe Clerk of Stores to the Royal British Artillery, and George Henrich Baurmeister, Shipper, that the said George Henrich Baurmeister shall Transport by Water from Cassel to Prussian Minden the Ammunition & Stores mention'd in his Bill of Lading... Manuscript on single sheet of paper, size approx. 10" x 10", written on one side only, docket title on verso, signed by Backe and Baurmeister, and witnessed by George Whitson, Serjt. of Pontoons. Paper foxed throughout. Folds. Hanover Munden 12th march 1760. £36.00
¶ The charge was 196 dollars, to be paid on delivery.
Mitchells and Butlers MOTORIST'S GUIDE MAP of England Scotland and Wales showing Houses where Luncheons and 'Good Honest Beer' can be obtained. Three maps folding into illustrated card covers, small 4to, one map covering central England showing recommended public houses, another a road map of England, Scotland and Wales, and one showing principal and secondary roads of Birmingham and District, again with recommended public houses. 16pp. of text. n.d. c1950? £18.00
Moody (Gill) JOURNAL 1758 - 1798. Manuscript in notebook size 7«" x 4«", parchment covered boards, with monogram in ink 'GM' on front board and the word 'Journal'. 120 pages of his diary entries, followed by 63 pages of family history, 'Family Occurrences', etc. The diary proper begins in 1758, although he gives a chronology of his schools, and early training 'May 7, 1757. I got up of the small pox', '1758 Went to Ld. Munnings on trial. Sept. 14th was bound for 6 years'. His family came from East Anglia (his father lived in Hatter St., Bury) but he moves from there to London to work, and appears to travel around a lot on business 'Apr. 20 1767. Set off on the North & Lincs. Journey. Retd. 23 July. 2085 Miles.' Records small details such as the clothes he wore 'Began to wear my blue coat, saffron breeches', various medicines he tries (cream of tartar, sage tea, 'began drinking Coca'), inoculations in his family, 'July 12 1761. Father gave me a Tortice Shell Watch made by Jas. Gravist London no. 1351' (later on in March 1795 'sold the Torticeshel Watch for 12s.), death of his canary, 'A Dog & Cat. 3s', visits to and from friends 'Mr Brooks here. Bought his house no 45 Finsbury Sq. for £2000', local events 'Feb. 6 1789. Went to Cornelius Carty hanging in chains near Edgware Rd. 19 Jany. placed there', 'Lucy Gordon admitted by my application to Dr. Garth's here, into the British Lying In Hospital Brownlow St. & rec'd her Ticket'. He records his marriage 'Married and wrote Br. Robert thereof'. At one time he lives at 19 Alsop's Buildings. The genealogy section at the back includes: 'G.M's Chronology of His Friends & Acquaintances', 'G.M's Chronology of His Family', in tabular form, back to 1643, listing names, where born, married, died, where buried (7p)., 'Family Occurrences' (sale of various estates etc.), schedules of family estates at Glemsford, with tenants etc. At the end of the book is pasted in a copy in a small hand of the will of A.M., 1753, with note at the end about a bequest to be used for 'The College in New Jersey', 'to the French Protestants', 'For the benefit of the Indians...'; 'Uncle Baker's will of Denton', and a measured survey of the Moody House in Hatter St. 1758-98. £400.00
¶ 'The College in New Jersey' was possibly Princeton. There is a note that the bequest was paid 'to New Jersey College in Aug. or Sepr. 1754'. The sums here are written in code.
Northants., Bedfordshire, Huntingdonshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LII. Size 26" x 37", linen backed and folding to 8vo., edged with green silk tape which is frayed in places. Some slight offsetting of edging tape along top horizontal fold. Made up of 4 quarter sheets. First edition. 28th Nov. 1835. £54.00
¶ Covers Huntingdon, Bedford, Northampton.
PROPOSED CANAL FROM BRISTOL TO FOXHAM Old Sodbury and Chippenham DRAFT MANUSCRIPT RESOLUTION Proposed Canal from the City of Bristol to join the Wilts. & Berks. Canal at or near Foxham in Wilts. At a very numerous & respectable Meeting of the Landowners... at the Cross Hands Inn in Old Sodbury, Monday the 21st day of May 1810.... His Grace the Duke of Beaufort having... taken the Chair... and The Resolution of a Meeting holden.... at the Angel Inn in Chippenham.... having been read.... Resolved unanimously that the making a Canal... would be highly injurious to the owners... of lands thro' which the same is proposed to be carried...' Manuscript on 3p. sm. folio, folded with docket title and note 'N.B. The Origl. Resolutions taken from the Meeting by the Duke of Beaufort the Chairman'. In an untidy hand with amendments and crossings out (for example the paragraph being the resolution beginning 'That the promoters.... have not acted with... candour...' has been crossed through). There are six resolutions, involving the setting up of a Committee, that they will 'oppose and resist' the application, etc. A couple of small edge tears. 1810. £90.00
Peacock (Thomas) PASSPORT for Thomas Peacock (British Subject) travelling on the Continent. Folio sheet, lithographed, name etc. entered in ink. Signed by the Earl of Malmesbury and the bearer, large coat of arms at head, smaller one at foot. Folds. On verso are four consular stamps and signatures for Belgium, Holland, etc. 1859. £30.00
Pomeroy (William), Compiled by ELEGANT SELECTIONS, ON SACRED SUBJECTS Selected and Compiled by William Pomeroy. 1826. 180 pages, size 16" x 13", written on rectos only, each page full of text. No blank pages. Full calf, rubbed, with piece torn away in one place, front board almost detached, morocco lettering piece on spine with title 'Sacred Subjects'. Inscription on fly-leaf stating the book was presented to Tiverton Library by a relative of the Pomeroy family in 1946. Library label on front paste-down. Title page in decorative border, with leaves etc., and a variety of lettering styles. The Preface gives categories of extracts, and the various authorities (including Percy's Anecdotes, Rev. C. Bradley, Christian Guardian, Methodist Magazines, etc.) A few pages slightly spotted, small brown stain affecting the first few leaves. About a sixth of the pages have a particularly decorative border, but all have some kind of border. 1826. £110.00
¶ Includes accounts of Toplady, Whitfield, Wesley, Archbishop Leighton, Rev. Dr. C. Bayley, 'The Dying Negro', anecdote of Hannah More and her work at Cheddar, etc.
Postage Duty AN ACT to authorize the Judge Advocate General to send and receive Letters and Packets free from the Duty of Postage. 1p. sm. folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1810. £6.00
Rowton (Baron) LETTER addressed to 'Dear Col. Beresford', 13 July 1890. Written on 4 sides 8vo, printed heading of 17 Berkeley Square, in an untidy hand, signed 'Rowton'. Says Beresford can by all means take General Fry(?) with him, and if he wishes to see another, rather smaller House he should go to 'R. House in King's Cross Road. But I should rather like the General to see our best & penultimate attempts at Newington Butts - our latest of all only opens on Dec. 1'. 1890. £18.00
¶ Baron Rowton (Montague William Lowry-Corry) was Private Secretary to Disraeli. He Founded 'Rowton Houses', working men's hostels.
Royal Mint LETTER dated Mint Office, 11th March, 1817, to Messrs. Fryer & Co., Blandford. 1p., 9 lines, signature not very clear but it looks like 'Jas. Morruan'. Integral address panel on verso of conjoint leaf, large wax seal, feint postmark in corner. Traces of paper from album leaf stuck to edges of verso of conjoint leaf. 1817. £26.00
¶ Says he directed by the Master of the Mint to refer them to the inclosed letter and gives details of the allowance to the Inspector proposed by the Mint.
Sotheby's Belgravia AUCTION CATALOGUE for Sale of Arts and Craft Furniture and Bronzes, Decorative Arts, Studion Ceramics, 7th and 8th November, 1973. 132pp., 8" x 9", printed wraps, a few tears at spine. Numerous illustrations. List of estimates loosely inserted. 1973. £15.00
¶ Includes Doulton, Ruskin, Martinware pottery, Galle and Lalique glass, Chiparus bronzes etc.
St. Petersburg RELEASE by the Creditors of Francis Dring of St. Petersburg in Russia and of Francis Dring and John Brunning Merchants lately in Partnership in St. Petersburg, in consideration of the sum of £500 paid by Katherine Dring of Hull, Francis' mother. 2p., sm. folio. n.d. c1800. £16.00
¶ Presumably a contemporary copy, not signed.
Stanford's MAP OF THE RIVER THAMES from Richmond to Lechlade. Scale half an inch to 1 mile. Colour-printed on folding strip, 124" x 8«", folding into blue paper wraps. 1958. £20.00
Stennet (Samuel) ORDER to Lord Henry Duke of Newcastle, Auditor of the Receipt of His Majesty's Exchequer, to pay Dr. Samuel Stennet £850 from the Exchequer 'as of His Majesty's free gift and Royal Bounty. Signed 'Grafton'. 12 lines written in a neat hand on one side of sheet size 8«" x 9«". Piece of paper torn from blank area at bottom corner. 12th day of January 1769. £28.00
¶ Samuel Stennett, Baptist Minister, hymn writer, and author of various works on Baptism, preached at the funeral of George II.
Troye's NEW MAP OF THE TRANSVAAL COLONY Compiled From Farm and Geological Surveys and ll Available Information by Capt. L.M. Boddam. Sheet No. VIII Johannesburg, Potchefstroom, Witwatersrand, Heidelberg, Standerton. Scale 4.69 miles to an inch. Printed in bright full colour on waxed cotton, size 32" x 36", folding into limp brown printed wraps. At the bottom under the large title are 'General Reference', 'Geological Colour Scheme', 'Comparison of Systems'. Waterlow Bros. Ltd., Johannesburg. c1910. £85.00
Walker and Jackson families GENEALOGICAL TREE, WALKER OF FRODSHAM Large printed chart, size 18" x 25", together with similar chart listing names of nephews and nieces of William Walker, with dates and place of residence (places include Frodsham, Liverpool, Wisconsin, Rochdale.) Frodsham 1935. £22.00
Watching and Warding Duties AN ACT for the more effectual Preservation of the Peace, by enforcing the Duties of Watching and Warding... in Places where Disturbances prevail... 15pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. Sewn at margin. 1812. £10.00
¶ Passed in response to riots of that year in Nottingham where 'disorderly persons' had 'committed various Acts of Outrage'.
Waterford, Lady Blanche LETTER signed 'B. Waterford'. 3«p., addressed 'Yacht "Ceres" passing Land's End June 23 '87', to 'Dear Charles', apologising for not writing but saying she had been feeling ill and 'there was so much to do for Charles... poor Waterford was often so restless & uncomfortable...' 1887. £18.00
¶ Blanche was married to John Henry de la Poer Beresford, 5th Marquis of Waterford, invalided after a hunting fall, and according to a note with the letter 'allowed to sit while addressing the House of Lords'.
Wellbye (R) ROAD TOURING IN CENTRAL ENGLAND Illustrated by Original Sketch Maps. 98pp., printed boards, size 7" x 4", maps, some folding... together with... Road Touring in Eastern England. 117pp... together with... Road Touring in Northern England. 110pp. 3 items. 1921. £15.00
Whale Fishery AN ACT for continuing... and amending, the several Acts of Parliament made for the further Encouragement of the Whale Fishery.... and to authorize the Payment of the Bounty to Thomas Hood and others, upon Three Ships fitted out for the said Fishery, and lost in the Greenland Seas. 1755. 6pp., cover leaf... together with 7 Acts relating to the Greenland Whale Fishery, 1801-19, each 2-3pp. 1755-1819. £25.00
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