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Lesley Aitchison's - Catalogue 101

Maps, Plans, Manuscripts, Documents, Engravings, Ephemera, etc.

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Bedfordshire -- Berkshire -- Bristol -- Buckinghamshire -- Cambridgeshire --
Cheshire -- Cornwall -- Cumberland -- Derbyshire -- Devon --
Dorset -- Essex -- Gloucestershire -- Hampshire and Isle of Wight --
Kent -- Lancashire -- Leicestershire -- Lincolnshire --
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Ireland -- Scotland -- Wales -- General
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    Bedfordshire


  1. County Theatre, Bedford GOLDILOCKS Charles Denville presents his Spectacular Xmas Family Pantomime... Les Trios Farlows from the Folies Begere Paris... Playbill on card, size 15" x 10", printed in four colours with picture of Goldilocks and bears. early 1950's. £10.00

  2. Luton AN ACT for Amending and Repairing the Roads from Luton in the County of Bedford to Westwood-Gate in the said County. Cover leaf + 14pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Attractive woodcut initial letter with flowers. 1727. £16.00

  3. Morden (Robt.) BEDFORDSHIRE Engraved map, uncoloured, size 14" x 16", title cartouche. Central fold. Sold by Abel Swale, Awnsham & John Churchill c1700. £36.00
    From the 1695 edition of Camden's 'Britannia'.



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    Berkshire


  4. Abingdon SCHOOL COPY BOOK of a pupil at the Convent of Our Lady of Mercy, Abingdon. 4to, morocco wraps with name of school in gilt on front wrap, marbled endpapers. 70 pages of writing, plus many blank pages, on Geography, French ('Les filles paresseuses ne sont pas dignes de recompense'), History, Parsing etc. Includes 4 nicely-coloured maps. 1887. £24.00
    Obviously a young pupil.


  5. Bucklebury MORTGAGE of a messuage divided into two tenements with orchard, stables, four piddles of arable land and one piddle of meadow, known as Coales, William Goddard to Richard Wigmore of Bucklebury, Woodman. Vellum, size 22" x 29", wax seal. 1801. £18.00

  6. Greenham ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Freehold Residential and Sporting Property well known as the Greenham Lodge Estate... for sale by auction... 20th September, 1938. 76pp., printed wraps, which are slightly dusty, size 13" x 8", large folding coloured plan in pocket at rear, 6 photographic plates with 2 views on each plate. 1938. £65.00
    There were 124 Lots. Includes Greenham Lodge, course and club house of the Newbury District Golf Club, farms of Westwood, Hambridge, Pigeons, Lower Farm, houses called 'St. Andrews', 'The Kennels', 'Noah's Ark', Norman Cottages, Ivy Cottages, Lordship of the Manor of Greenham, fishing rights in the River Kennet and the Kennet and Avon Navigation, and Bone Mill stream and Moor Stream, etc.


  7. New Windsor PROBATE of the will of Charles Harding of new Windsor, yeoman. Manuscript on vellum, 15" x 16", printed certificate of administration with MS inserts attached, large papered seal of Registry of Oxford. 1874. £8.00

  8. Newbury DEED OF PARTNERSHIP between Frederick Hickman and Benjamin Metcalf in the business of Chemists and Manufacturers of Soda Water and Oil and Colourmen. Four vellum sheets, size 23" x 29", two wax seals. 1872. £20.00

  9. Reading PROBATE of the will of John Dudman, gent., of Reading, late of Sackville Street, Piccadilly. Two large vellum sheets, manuscript, with Certificate of Administration, printed with manuscript inserts, attached, large papered seal. Brown stain approx. 2" x 2" affecting two sheets, verso where titled rather spotty. 1823. £18.00
    Leaves large amounts of Bank of England stock, annuities etc. to different people, and his tea chest, silver spoons, Bible.


  10. Sonning ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXX13/LVII.13. Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 37". Shows Sonning, Great Western Railway, Butts Hill. Folded. Revision of 1932. £15.00


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    Bristol


  11. Anstie (S) VIEW FROM DURDHAM DOWN near BRISTOL. Antique aquatint. Hand-coloured aquatint, size of view 10" x 14", titled beneath, in an ivory mount, with gold lines. Clark and Duberg, c.1810. £80.00
    A view looking up the gorge towards the Bristol Channel, showing a glimpse of the river Avon with two sailing boats, and with Cook's folly on the edge of the gorge. In the fore-ground are 2 groups of figures and a small flock of sheep.


  12. Avon Gorge AVON GORGE Antique aquatint. Hand-coloured aquatint, size of view 8" x 11", plus small margins, and with imprint, but no title, in the lower margin, in an ivory mount, with gold and silver lines. London: Published by R. Hixon at his Cheap Print Shop 440, Strand, c.1790. £45.00
    An early aquatint looking down the river Avon showing the old Hotwell House and The Colonnade, and opposite on the Somerset side the Redmills which was originally a cotton mill, in the early 19th century it became a timber mill. In the foreground is a couple on the Somerset side of the river, and a sailing boat.


  13. Belle Vue Hill, Clifton BILL of John Lugg, General Whitesmith and Bell Hanger. 4to, printed heading with illustration of lamp and a fancy chandelier either side of heading. Made out for bell repairs. 1858. £6.00

  14. Bristol Waggon & Carriage Works SPECIAL LIST FOR COAL MERCHANTS Corn Merchants, Millers... 4pp. 20" x 12", folds, illustrating 25 types of cart, with prices for different sizes etc. of each model, brief description. Some slight browning at fold on front page. July 1905. £24.00

  15. British Association Bristol Meeting EXCURSION MAP Scale Half Inch to one Mile. Full colour, linen-backed, folding into printed buff wraps. Ordnance Survey 1930. £9.00

  16. Clifton BILL of James Garaway & Compy., Nurserymen, Seedsmen & Florists, Durdham Down Nurseries, Dec. 11th, 1888. 4to,printed heading. Made out to Ilminster Cemetery for cupressus nataliensis, Irish yews, 3 doz. laurels, junipers etc. Receipted over stamp. 1888. £8.00

  17. Clifton Suspension Bridge CENTENARY DINNER to commemorate the opening of the bridge on 8th December 1864, Merchants Hall, 10th December 1964. Menu and Toasts on thin card, photograph of bridge on the front. 1964. £8.00
    On verso is a reproduction of a ticket for the original opening banquet.


  18. Clifton Theological College MEMORANDUM and Articles of Association of Clifton Theological College Trust. 13pp., printed wraps, sm. folio. 1936. £8.00

  19. Gaslight AN ACT to authorise the Bristol United Gaslight Company to purchase additional lands for the purposes of their undertaking. 3pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1877. £8.00

  20. Hawking (G), Lith. CLIFTON, AND ST. VINCENT'S ROCKS, FROM LEIGH WOODS Tinted lithograph, size 8" x 12". A few small foxing spots in margins. c1840. £48.00
    A view looking up river towards the city and the terraces of Clifton, Hotwells just visible, sailing ship being towed up river.


  21. Hellier (Elizabeth) QUITCLAIM whereby Elizabeth Hellier of Bristol, Spinster (one of the Legatees named in the will of Elizabeth Symonds) releases to Sarah Dring all her interest in the estate of Elizabeth Symonds. 1p, sm. folio, manuscript, signed by E. Hellier and 2 witnesses, with small wax seal. Blank conjoint leaf with docket title... together with.... 1p document signed by her and the same witnesses, with wax seal, authorising Edward James one of the Proctors of the Consistorial Court of the Bishop of Bristol to appear for her in the said court. 2 items. 1727. £24.00

  22. Holesgrove (Thomas), Drawbridge, Bristol, Pub. CLIFTON Tinted lithograph. On stiff paper, in shades of brown, pale blue, slate grey, buff, with some touches of red. Size 12" x 18", plus wide margins, buff border. Shows a view from the Somerset bank looking up to the Gorge, where the pillars of the bridge are in situ, but the actual bridge has not been started. Shows Royal York Crescent, Cornwallis Crescent, Windsor Terrace, Clifton Church, Clifton Vale. Paddle steamer and a few boats on river. A circular brown stain in left margin, not obtruding beyond border, some slight browning at right edge of paper at one point. Lithographed by Newman & Co. c1850. £80.00
    Scarce.


  23. Hospitals and Workhouses AN ACT for rendering more effectual the several Acts passed for the erecting of Hospitals and Workhouses within the City of Bristol, for the Better employing and maintaining of the Poor thereof. Black Letter, 12pp and cover leaf. 1745. £16.00

  24. Lord Chancellor LETTER dated Bristoll June 14, 1725, from Jos. Way to The Lord Chancellor, beginning 'My Lord', congratulating him on his appointment and asking that his nephew Lewis Way be considered for a place. 1p., size 13" x 7", 42 lines. Most of the letter is composed of flattery. Tipped along top edge to piece of lined paper with brief typed description on verso. 1725. £25.00
    'I Doubt not but my Nephew will studdy to Discharge his Duty according to the best of his abillity in the place and station you weare pleased to assigne him...' The Chancellor at this time was Peter King (although he is not named), who was raised to the Peerage and made Lord Chancellor 1725. He was born in Exeter.


  25. New Guildhall LAYING OF THE FOUNDATION STONE Offprint from the Bristol Mirror, describing the ceremony. Folio, single sheet, 2 columns, pencil note 'Given to me by Thomas Garrard, City Treasurer....' 1843. £10.00

  26. Port of Bristol CONSTITUTION OF JOSEPH SMITH Gentleman, as one of the King's Waiters in the Port of Bristol, in the room of Richard Lowe, deceased. Manuscript of 10 lines on vellum, size 6" x 17", folds, three good wax seals with busts, signed by Lords North, Onslow and Beauchamp. Blue paper tax stamp. On the verso is are four signed memorandums noting that the appointment has been entered in the office of Wm. Aislabie, of Lord Sonders, Auditor, Edward Stanley, Secretary of the Commissioners of Customs, and the Office of Wm. Mellick Receiver General of Customs. 1777. £40.00
    A waiter was a kind of customs official.


  27. Rates AN ACT for the better assessing and collecting certain Parochial and other Rates within the City and County of Bristol. 24pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1837. £12.00

  28. River Avon SKETCH MAP covering the course of the Avon from Bristol to Bath, marking some coal pits and a few landmarks. Very basic map in ink on waxed cotton, size 36" x 50". A few landmarks such as Troopers Hill, Queen Square, marked. Indicated Easton Pit, Deep Pit, Starveall, Hanham Pit, Spelter Works, California, Barr's Court, Golden Valley, etc., and a level near Barr's Court. c1900. £18.00

  29. St. James BOND of Samuel Varlow, Hairdresser, and George Gwinnett, of Bristol, to James Hingston Cabinet Maker, for £400. 2p., tall folio, 2 wax seals. 1802. £20.00
    Refers to purchase of a piece of land in North Street, St. James. Two deeds of 1724 and 1743 referring to a fee farm rent on the property had been lost, and Hingston wanted to indemnify himself against any future charges. The early owner was Michael Sidwell Free Mason and Stone Cutter.



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    Buckinghamshire


  30. Bowbrickhill, Fenny Stratford AN ACT for Dividing and Inclosing the Open and Common Fields, Meadows, Heath... within the Parish of Bowbrickhill and Hamlet of Fenny Stratford... 26pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. Separately paginated, leaf with docket title. 1789. £27.00

  31. Chetwode PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of.... that capital fattening and feeding farm known as Manthorne Farm.... In the Centre of the Bicester Hunt.... to be Sold by Auction 8th day of June, 1904. 8pp, 4to, plus large coloured folding plan. Completed memorandum at end. Attractive wraps with vignette of fox. Vertical fold. Staples rusty. 1904. £22.00

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


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


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    Cambridgeshire


  34. Cambridge MORTGAGE of number 10 Downing Terrace, John Hodson to John Ulph. 2p. folio, small wax seal. 1894. £6.00

  35. Cary (John) A NEW MAP OF CAMBRIDGESHIRE Divided into Hundreds, Exhibiting Its Roads, Rivers Parks &c. Engraved map, size 21" x 18", plus wide margins, full wash colouring in hundreds. Parkland coloured dark green, raods in buff. Scale bar, title in a roundel, shaded in pink wash, pink border. Central fold. Small piece torn from left margin just below fold, slightly affecting coloured border. Printed for J. Cary Engraver & Mapseller, Strand, June 1808. £75.00

  36. Emmanuel College, Cambridge LETTER from R.J. Cory to a Mr Heyman dated Eman. Camb. Ocr. 16 (17)89. 1p, 4to, blank conjoint leaf with address panel and postmark on verso, but edge of this leaf has been torn so that only 'near Hythe, Kent' is legible from the address. Says 'The enclosed draft is the amount of your half years fellowship' and itemises sums for 'Room Rent', 'Stipend', 'Minister's Wages' 'Whichcot & Sudbury' etc. Wishes to know how his new horse goes on 'mine is a terrible stumbler'. 1789. £18.00

  37. Ettning LETTER to J. Hartley, New Bridge St., Blackfriars, Mar. 6th, 1835, from S. Dibdin, Ettning Vicarage. 1p., 4to, address panel on conjoint leaf, circular black 'Newmarket' postmark, oblong black 'Newmarket Penny Post' mark, square red 'paid' postmark with P G' in large red letters. 1835. £16.00
    Asks for the address of Miss Ingram, and offers information on 'Crouch's case'.


  38. Greenwood (C) & (J) MAP OF THE COUNTY OF CAMBRIDGE from An Actual Survey made in the Years 1832 & 1833. Fully hand-coloured engraved map, size approx. 23" x 27", with a vignette view of Ely Cathedral. Decorative title, Reference to the Hundreds, Explanation Table. Folded into four. Off-setting of title and vignette view on other side of map. April 1st, 1834. £65.00

  39. Rampton Lyles (Manor of) SURRENDER of lands in Mill Field, Brook Field and Snout Common in Rampton, William Ivatt of Cottenham, Farmer, to Thomas Smith, Butler of Pembroke College. 3p., folio. 1865. £12.00

  40. Rampton (Manor of) ATTESTED COPY DEED OF ENFRANCHISEMENT of Estates at Rampton. Osmond Barnard of Earls Colne, Essex, Lord of the Manor to William Ivatt of Cottenham, farmer. Manuscript on 7 pages large folio, tied at corner with tape, with schedule listing in detail farm and various pieces of land at Nether Irams. 1874. £20.00

  41. Smith (C) A NEW MAP OF THE COUNTY OF CAMBRIDGE Divided into Hundreds. Engraved map, fully handcoloured in hundreds, in declicate shades. Coloured border, small compass rose, Reference to the Hundreds, Explanation. Size 19" x 17", plus wide margins. Central fold. January 6th, 1801. £85.00

  42. Witcham AUCTION POSTER. To be Sold by Auction, by Geo. Legge at the Plough, in Witcham, On Tuesday, the 30th day of June, 1846.... The following Valuable Parcels of Land.... Size approx. 17" x 13", a few folds. The word 'Witcham' at the top is in a very decorative type face, 'shadowed', and with floral motif within the letters. Clements. Printers, Ely: 1846. £22.00


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    Cheshire


  43. Law (James) PLAN OF THE TOWNSHIP OR CHAPELRY OF BIRKENHEAD in the County of Chester, Shewing the latest Additions and Improvements, with Proposed Docks, 1844. Fully hand-coloured lithographed plan, folding, dissected and mounted on linen, size approx. 29" x 40", scale 4" to 600 yards, folding into the original cloth covers, but lacking the top board. Published by James Law, Waterloo Buildings, Birkenhead, 1844. £350.00
    A very detailed map showing the area from Birkenhead Pier to Flaybrick Hill, and Chatsworth Park to Seacombe. Names owners of some of the land, shows each house, or building, and each plot, parkland, trees, and names most of the roads.



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    Cornwall


  44. Besley (H), Exeter, Publisher CORNWALL Map. Size 9" x 11", linen-backed and folding into 12mo boards with label. Scale 2" = 20 miles. Inset of Scilly Isles, Polling Places, etc. Four small ink spots, some slight browning. c1860. £12.00

  45. Bodmin T. PELLOW'S PRICE CURRENT of Teas, Coffees, and General Groceries, Italian and Proprietary Goods. Borough Supply Stores, Honey Street. 8vo, printed wraps. 28pp, plus 5p of adverts at the back. Crabb, Printer, Bodmin. c1880. £15.00
    Includes 50 types of biscuit, 10 types of cocoa, etc.


  46. Duchy of Cornwall AN ACT to enable His Majesty to make Leases, Copies, and Grants of Offices, Lands, and Hereditaments, Parcel of the Duchy of Cornwall... 4pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1822. £9.00

  47. Falmouth LETTER to Broad & Sons, Falmouth, Receivers of Admiralty Droits, from Thomas Milrose(?), Commission Boatman, Swanpool, Porthellie Station, reporting picking up a piece of wreck '20 ft. long much burnt and charred apparently a fore and aft bulk head of 3 inch pitch pine.... washed ashore on the Swanpool beach...' 8 lines on 4to sheet, 20th January, 1831... together with... letter in Italian, 1p, 4to, Falmouth, 27 May 1869, to Sig. W. Broad, Vice Consul of Austria, Falmouth, from D. Dabonovich(?), about whether he should sign a receipt for £300 etc. 18 lines. Traces of folds. 1831 and 1869. £28.00

  48. Germoe WILL of Joseph Tuckfield of Germoe in the County of Cornwall, Miner. Appoints Stephen Davey, Farmer and John Curtis, Farmer and Mine Agent, both of Breage, as Trustees. 19th Feb. 1871. 1p. sm. folio, signed and witnessed. 1871. £12.00

  49. Grade GRANT of a freehold tenement in Kugar in Grade, John Medlyn and Philippa his wife to John Randle of three acres of land, two gardens and a dwelling house at Kugar. Two vellum sheets, size 20" x 28", wax seals. Small hole where two folds meet, with loss of two words. Affixed is a certificate relative to acknowledgement of deeds by married women. 1853. £16.00
    Includes the right to take away sand and seaweed from Poltesco Cove.


  50. Helston Bakers CONVICTION of Ann Bath, Baker, before John Trevenen, for using false weights, having exposed to sale at her shop 6 six-penny loaves which were under weight. Vellum, size 8" x 13", folds, signed by Trevenen with small wax seal. Some slight rubbing at one point in one fold. 1814. £10.00

  51. Helston COPY OF A FINE of 1712, relating to Peter and William Hill and land in Helston. 1p, small folio, in Latin, impressed stamps. Note on verso listing legal costs for searching and making copy. 1736. £16.00

  52. Helston REPORT ON THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY OF HELSTONE; 2pp. with a folding plan by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline, Scale 4" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound, a few small chips at edge of text page. 1837. £20.00

  53. Land's End THE HUMBLE PETITION OF HENRY JONES ESQ. for makeing an harbour at the Lands End Cornwall. Manuscript, 29 lines, with docket title as above, to authorise a survey to be made of Whitsand Bay, and Por-de-nac Point near Lands End and an Estimate of the charge of making an Harbour and Lighthouse there. Manuscript, 1p., folio, traces of folds, paper browned, light grey spotting in bottom half of sheet, not affecting legibility. 1703. £110.00
    Explains how he had attended a former parliament with 'certificates from the most eminent merchants and Commanders of Ships of London, Bristoll, Exon, Topsham.... Trinity House of Hull... setting for the great Benefit that would accrue to her Majtie & her tradeing subjects by makeing an Harbour in Whitsand bay'. It was resolved that a harbour be made and that 'a Lighthouse at Pordenac point near the Land's End will be of a great use to Direct Saylors to Distinguish the North & South Chanels and to prevent shipping from being cast away on those Coasts'. Four surveyors were sent to make an estimate of cost. Jones was unable to attend parliament due to ill health but now 'the Honble peace is settled your petitioner prays the promises with the Benefit of Trade thereby & the nationall advantage thereof may be taken into consideration by this honble. house...'


  54. Lanhydrock Estates PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Freehold Agricultural Estates... within the Manor of Trevills, situate in the Parishes of St. Pinnock, Braddock and Liskeard, and the Borough of Liskeard.... extending to about 726 Acres comprising Three Valuable Pasture and Arable Farms, Tenements, Cottages.... 102 Acres of Woodland. To be Offered By Auction at Webbs Hotel, Liskeard.... 13th April 1912. 20pp., folio, printed paper wraps, four only (of five) large coloured folding plans in pocket at rear. Prices realised and purchasers added in ink by each lot, some slight waterstaining to edges of a few pages and front wrap, back wrap with map pocket detached. 1912. £50.00
    Includes Penhole Farm, West and East Trevillis Farms, St. Pinnock, Emlyn's Park, Cricket Field, Stone Yard etc. at Liskeard. The missing plan showed the Liskeard Lots.


  55. Lostwithiel (Borough of) TO THE CONSTABLE OF THE SAID BOROUGH These are in his Majesty's Name to command you.... to summon Thomas Talling Junr. Cordwainer of the said Borough.... to appear before me.... to answer to the complaint and information of James Mutton Carpenter of St. Wennoe for an assault committed on him.... Printed certificate, sm. 4to, with ms inserts, signed by the Justice, P.J. Pomery. Traces of folds and a few ink blots. 8th April 1836. £18.00

  56. Lostwithiel GENERAL STATEMENT of the Receipts and Expenditure on account of the Highways of the Parish of Lostwithiel from 7th May 1849 to 11 April 1850. Printed sheet with manuscript inserts, folio, printed on one side only, signed by John Bennett, Clerk to the Justices. 30th January 1852. £18.00

  57. Martyn (Thos.) A NEW AND ACCURATE MAP OF THE COUNTY OF CORNWALL, From an Actual Survey Made by Thos. Martyn. Engraved map, engraved area approx. 21" x 28" plus margins (overall size of map 22" x 29"). Scale, approx. 1 mile to three-eighths of an inch, fully hand-coloured (possibly later colouring). Coloured compass rose, scale bar, inset of Scilly Islands, and decorative cartouche with dedication to Philip Rashleigh of Menabilly. Traces of two major folds, horizontal and vertical across map, where once folded in four, some wear at folds, with small hole where two folds meet. A few light browning spots. Professionally relaid, and mounted in buff card mount Published for William Faden, Geographer to the King, Charing Cross, Febr. 20th. 1784. £400.00
    This is a reprint of the map originally published in 1749. See Boase and Courtney's Bibliotheca Cornubienisis, page 341, and Quixley's Antique Maps of Cornwall and the Isles of Scilly, page 42.
    'The second map.... is a scaled down version of the (Martyn's) first map, with a dedication to Jonatham Rashleigh of Menabilly.... ' 'he was engaged in surveying various Cornish estates, such as the Manor of St. Ewe (1732) and the Manor of Tolverne (1735).'(Quixley p.40). Available framed if able to collect.


  58. Nicholls (G.F) CORNWALL WATER-COLOURS 19 coloured plates, sm. 4to, coloured illustration on front board. A. & C. Black, 1919. £16.00

  59. North Tamerton QUITCLAIM whereby Robert Vacy of Vacy in North Tamerton quitclaims to Richard and Hugh Stevens of Buckland Brewer 'all error... writts of error... touching a judgement obtained against me in his late Majesties Court of Common Pleas...' 1p., small folio, folded, signed by Vacy with small wax seal with impression of a bird, witnessed by three people. 1703. £15.00
    The judgment was in 1699.


  60. Queen Anne's Bounty CERTIFICATE from the Governors of Queen Anne's Bounty charging the Vicarage of St. Wendron to repay the £195 advanced for 5 years in 5 instalments. Sm. folio, printed with ms inserts, fine papered seal of the Governors, 4" deep. 1926. £15.00

  61. Saint Blazey APPORTIONMENT OF THE RENT CHARGE IN LIEU OF TITHES in the Parish of Saint Blazey, in the County of Cornwall. 22pp., folio, plain paper wraps with ink title. Printed in columns giving names of Landowners and Occupiers, no. on Plan, Description of premises and land, Cultivation, Quantity, Rent-charge. 1839. £90.00
    Includes tenements of Restineas, Lemallyn, Bodelva, Porth, Roselyon, Churchtown, etc.


  62. Scilly AN ACT to authorize Persons duly appointed to act as Justices of the Peace in the Islands of Scilly, although not qualified according to Law. Pages numbered 309-310, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1834. £12.00

  63. St. Ive and Callington PLANS, PARTICULARS, AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF FREEHOLD FARMS Mill, Accommodation Lands & Dwelling-houses in the Parishes of St. Ive & Callington, Cornwall. To be held at Golding's Hotel, Callington, Wednesday, Sept. 13th, 1916 by Messrs. J. Kittow & Son, Launceston. With 2 large coloured folding plans, 13pp, folio, original printed wraps. 1916. £45.00
    Includes farms of East Crift, West Crift, Durnaford, houses in Fore Street and Well Street, Callington.


  64. St. Ives A BOOKE OF RECORDE BELONGING TO THE PARISH OF SAINTE IVES in Cornewell Being mad the XXIII Daye of Novem. 1570. And the Thirtenth yeare of the Renne of our So. Ladie Elizabeth... Manuscript, transcript of the original sixteenth century manuscript, written on rectos only in large book, size 14" x 11", 160 pages in a small neat hand. Half calf, gilt title on spine, calf rubbed at hinges and at corners. The title page has been copied exactly from the original, written in large black 'Gothic style lettering, with a fine large highly decorated initial letter 'A', light dotted lines indicating (presumably) areas of loss on the original title page. There are a few corrections in pencil to some letters etc. which had been mis-transcribed. n.d. Late nineteenth century. £340.00
    Extremely detailed accounts etc., records of appointments, etc. 'paid to a cople of women that shroweded the lazar John Mycklis & their breake faste... iid.', 'paid to a pure lame sowldier hurted in the quenes servyce in Irland... iid' This manuscript is possibly the transcript made by Mathews when working on his 'History of St. Ives'.


  65. St. Just in Roseland AUCTION HANDBILL advertising sale in Truro of properties in St. Just in Roseland, Veryan, Cornelly, and Cuby. Size 12" x 8", folds. Describes 6 Lots, with occupiers, including cottage called 'Towns Close' at Trethewell, land called Reskevus in Veryan, 'Wallish Down' etc. Untidy notes of prices in pencil in margin, three lots marked with large ink cross. Attached is a crude plan on tracing paper of Lot 6, and a solicitor's letter. 1874. £18.00

  66. St. Minver AGREEMENT between Jane Llewellin, widow, and William Sandys, Vicar of St. Minver, whereby Jane Llewellin agrees to sell to Sandys her dwelling house with the Coach House, Stable, Wastrel before the house, and fields known as Little Trehawke, for one thousand two hundred pounds. 1p., small folio, signed 'Jane LL Leach, William Sandys Clerk' and witnessed. 1778. £10.00

  67. St. Stephen in Brannell parish THREE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets XLIX.12 and L.9. Scale 25" to 1 mile, size 27" x 35". Roads, water features and buildings hand coloured. The first map has a 4" repaired tear from left margin. Shows Blanco Mine, Carwinnick, Halezy, Woodland Valley. Some outlining of fields in colour top right, slight browning at one point on left edge. The second map shows St. Stephen's Combe, Resugga Castle, Tolgarrick, Bodinnick, and Crowhill, South Terras and Bodinnick Mines, and Wheal Louisa Works. The third map shows Besowsa, Creaking Gate, Penhale, Terras Mine. Repaired 8" tear from left edge. A few fields bottom left outlined in later watercolour. Three items. First Editions 1880-1. £46.00

  68. Stokeclimsland PARTICULARS OF SALE of Freehold Grazing Farm known as Middle Hampt... for sale by auction May 28th, 1920. 3pp., small folio. 1920. £14.00
    Included farm house, two cottages, house, carpenter's shop.


  69. Tin and Copper Mines AN ACT for granting to His Majesty the Sum of One Million out of the Sinking Fund.... and for allowing a Drawback of the Duties upon Coals used in Fire Engines for draining Tin and Copper Mines in the County of Cornwall.... 14pp, small folio, plus cover leaf, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1741. £16.00

  70. Truro ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Composite map, scale 25" to 1 mile, showing the western part of Truro, covering the area from Victoria Place as far west as Malabar, and from Nansavallan to as far north as Pencoose. Two sheets pasted one above the other, but with the right hand side trimmed. Water features, buildings and main roads hand-coloured. Some brownish marks from glue where the two maps overlap. First edition. 1880. £30.00
    The map has been used to mark a railway from near Treyew Mills northward through the west part of Truro, and another one branching off near the Cattle Market.


  71. Wendron WILL of Michael Hill of the parish of Wendron. 1663. On paper, folio, 14 pages, in a large hand. Slightly later copy presumably made for probate. Docket title 'My father's.. (paper torn away, presumably the word 'Will') c1700. £48.00
    He leaves to his various children 'all my Tinn bounds in Trewortles', his right in the Manor of Manaton, lands and tenements in Redruth and St. Anthony in Roseland, Tregony, Bozow, Penrose and Greenwith in Perranarworthal (the rent 'forty shillings capon and harvest journey'). Also mentions watercourses in Wendron, property in Probus.



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  72. Carlisle to Workington Road AN ACT for repairing the Road from the City of Carlisle in the County of Cumberland, to the Market and Sea-port Town of Workington in the said County. Cover leaf, pages numbered 3-34, small folio, Black Letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Thomas Baskett, 1753. £12.00

  73. Castle Sowerby, Dean, etc. PARTICULARS of Three... Freehold Estates, Most desirably situate in the vicinity of the beautiful scenery of the Cumberland Lake District... Deanscales.... Newlands... Penruddock... 6pp., folio, printed wraps, two large folding plans, lacks the plan of the Deanscales estate. Some edge tears. 1872. £20.00

  74. Keswick MAYSON'S ORDNANCE MODEL OF THE LAKE DISTRICT Exhibited Daily During the Year at the Lake District Repository, Lake Road, Keswick... Open At Eight and Lighted During the Summer Months. Admission One Shilling Each. Poster, advertising the exhibition, size 16" x 11", finely printed in gold, red, black and green on a buff ground. Decoration of fern leaves, lithographed view of the building showing the sign for the exhibition on the side, size of view approx. 3" x 4". With a description of the model, scale and dimensions, and its educational benefits. Some slight spotting in right hand margin. McFarlane & Erskine Lithogrs. Edinburgh. c1880. £120.00
    Henry Mason had a photography business in Keswick, and at the premises he exhibited the model which he had constructed based on the Ordnance Survey, at a scale of 6" to one mile. The 'English Lakes Visitor and Kewsick Guardian' of April 1878 urges visitors to see Mayson's Ordnance Model.


  75. Kirklinton VALUABLE ESTATES for Sale. To be Peremptorily Sold, by Public Auction, at the Scotch Arms Inn, Rickergate, Carlisle.... All that Freehold and Tithe-Free Estate known by the name of Field Foot.... also a Freehold Estate called Close House.... Handbill, size 12" x 7", traces of folds, some contemporary notes in a very small hand. P. Scott, Printer, Carlisle, 1824. £24.00
    With descriptions of properties.



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  76. Drakelow LEASE OF A WATERMILL dwelling house, barns etc. and 225 acres in the Township of Drakelow, Sir Roger Gresley to John Pycroft, farmer and miller. Printed agreement with manuscript inserts, 3pp., folio, signed by Pycroft. Folded with docket title... together with... 6 manuscript documents on paper relative to a case brought by Pycroft against Sir Roger and Jonah Deane, in the King's Bench, including copy Order of Reference, 1831, and a valuation of crops and some work done by Pycroft, such as 'Winter Ploughing', 'road making'. 1824. £50.00
    Under the lease Pycroft is required to perform 8 days work for Sir Roger with a team of at least four horses, if required. The Arbitator in the Court case awarded Pyecroft £302.


  77. Shirley PARTICULARS of Several Very Valuable Freehold Messuages, Farms & Lands, Situate in the Parishes of Shirley, Crich, Wessington, & Morton... Containing Together nearly Four Hundred Acres to be Sold by Auction in Lots.... 14th day of September and... the Next Day the 15th. 6pp., small folio. Gives names of fields etc., with acreage. Printed at J. Drewry's Office, Derby. 1812. £48.00
    Occupiers were Pearce, Bestall, Machin, Jackson and Chawner. The first day's sale was held at the Green Man, Ashburn, and the second day's sale at the Peacock Inn, Upton Barns.



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  78. Alphington DEED OF APPOINTMENT of John Sweet pursuant to his Marriage Settlement. Vellum, size 16" x 25", wax seal. 1759. £22.00
    Concerns a tenement at Alphington, in the Manor of Ottery St. Mary, and the heirs of John Sweet and Mary Bailey, James, Mary and Benedictus.


  79. Bedford Estate, Tavistock PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold Estates belonging to His Grace the Duke of Bedford, Situate in the Parishes of Milton Abbot, Brentor, Lamerton, Tavistock, Marytavy, Petertavy, Whitchurch and Tavistock Hamlets.... For Sale by Auction on the 11th and three Following Days of July, 1911. Fourth Day's Sale, Lots 119 to 166. Folio, wraps, 40pp, staples rusty, wraps detatched, lacks cloth spine. 3 folding coloured plans. There is no keyplan. 1911. £30.00
    Includes Nutley, Taviton and Hardwick Farms near Tavistock, various areas of land around Tavistock. With a Summary of all the four days' sale at the front.


  80. Besley's VIEWS OF TORQUAY Six steel-engraved vignette views. Oblong sm. 8vo, decorative green and gold wraps, cloth spine. Size of engraved surface approx. 4" x 7". Tissue guards. c1860. £35.00
    Views comprise: Torquay from the Sea (2); Torquay from Livermead Sands; Daddy's Hole; Watcombe; Babbacombe.


  81. Bradninch THE EXAMINATION OF RICHARD ROSE of Bradninch in the Countie of Devon taken before Thomas Alwaie Mayor of the Borrowe of Bradninch the XIII daie of March 1616. 11 lines on sheet of paper size 6" x 6", pasted to album leaf. Signed with his mark (a horizontal 'S' shape) by Thomas Alwaie. 'Thomas Alwaie Mayor of Bradninch 1616' written in a later hand at the bottom of the sheet. 1616. £35.00
    Rose was accused of stealing twelve pounds from William Saunders, which he 'utterly denied'.


  82. Braunton APPOINTMENT of the Fee of an orchard in Braunton, Edward Harris to John Vicary. Large vellum sheet, 2 wax seals. 1837. £12.00

  83. Brixham FREEHOLD DWELLING HOUSE Situate and being in Ram Alley, and now in the occupation of Charles Collier.... T.S. Brown has received instructions to Sell by Auction, at the Globe Hotel, Brixham, Monday the 16th July, 1888.... Poster, size 15" x 10", fold, small repaired tear in left margin, together with manuscript 'Conditions of Sale', 3p., folio, with signed memorandum of agreement. 1888. £16.00

  84. Buckland Brewer ASSIGNMENT of a messuage and tenement called Tythacott in Buckland Brewer, with orchards, gardens, meadows, woods etc., Phillip Stabledon and Sarah his wife to Richard Stevens. On paper, in a large bold hand, size 19" x 25", engraved initial with coat of arms top left. Signed by Phillip and his wife with two small wax seals. A few small splits in folds 1744. £28.00

  85. Buckland Brewer, Appledore, Hartland DEED OF USES OF A FINE Levied by Richard Stevens and Mrs Awse... 1765. Two large vellum sheets, two chipped wax seals, small stain about 1" in diameter on first sheet, outside where titled dusty. 1765. £34.00
    Includes 12 cottages in Buckland Brewer (occupiers named), property in Hartland, 'The Green Dragon' and 'The Duke of Cumberland' in Appledore, 'Silkland' in Woolfardisworthy, etc.


  86. Callcut & Beavis Pub. PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF PLYMOUTH, DEVONPORT & SOUTH DEVON 24 pages of views, some two to a page. Original red boards, gilt title, edges of boards rubbed. Original boards, gilt, oblong 8vo, boards slightly rubbed. c1890. £8.00

  87. Cattedown Wharves, Plymouth AN ACT to authorise the levying of rates at the Cattedown Wharves Plymouth and for other purposes. 7pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1887. £12.00

  88. Chagford ELIGIBLE SMALL FREEHOLD ESTATE FOR SALE Beautifully situate on the Borders of Dartmoor... for Sale by Auction... 8th day of September.... All that Desirable Estate known as 'Yelfords'.... Poster, size 21" x 15", traces of folds, two small tears at fold repaired on verso.... together with manuscript Conditions of Sale, with completed Memorandum, 2p., folio. 1887. £32.00
    'containing one of the prettiest building sites to be found in this far-famed Healthy and Romantic Neighbourhood'.


  89. Cross, Little Torrington POSTER advertising auction sale of timber at Cross, Ash Beech, Sycamore and Chestnut, at Rookery Field, In Lawn, and at Cross Hill. 20 Lots in all. Size 25" x 20", folds. 1895. £16.00

  90. Dartmouth Harbour AN ACT for the construction of a Quay and other works within the Harbour of Dartmouth for amending the Dartmouth Harbour Orders 1863 and 1870.... 21pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Last leaf loose, first leaf slightly dusty at edges. 1882. £16.00

  91. Dawlish CUSTOMARY COPYHOLD MANOR OF DAWLISH Mr Thomas Prowse, tenenant, requests the attendance of all his fellow tenants at this court... Printed, 3pp., small folio, on two separate leaves, the margins have been cut away. Address on the back to Revd. Gilbert Burrington, Chudleigh. Prowse complains that after the sale of the Manor of Mr Fortescue 'encroachments were continually making on the rights & privileges of the tenants...' and attemps were made to destroy the written Customs. He calls on the Lord to produce the Rolls at the next Court. There follows a list of the Customs (with references to Blackstone on tenants' rights). Trewmans, Printers, High-Street, Exeter. Dec. 13th, 1809. £26.00
    Prowse was the son of Revd. Thomas Prowse who had done a survey of the Manor.


  92. Edwards (Mrs.), Publisher TORQUAY Album of 20 views. In boards with gilt title, size 7x 10". Title printed in red in bottom margin. c1890. £17.00
    Views include: Vane Hill and Rock Walk; Belgrave Hotel, Imperial Hotel; Natural Arch; Oddicombe Beach; Cockington Lane; Greenway Ferry on the Dart.


  93. Ellacombe (Revd. H.T) LETTER addressed to 'My Dear Sir', Feb, 24, 1873. 3p, small 8vo, signed 'H.T. Ellacombe'. Asks him if he can find a copy of the Act relating to the River Exe and Topsham 'no copy or record of it can be found in the Lord's Library. Refers to addresses from the County in 1786, the year 'Peggy Nicholson attempted the life of George III and all who went up with addresses were created Peggy Nicholson Knights'. Signed 'H.J. Ellacombe.' There is no address at the head of the letter. Small 8vo 3p., the second leaf pasted to thin card. 1873. £24.00
    Ellacombe was rector of Clyst St. George and author of a book on the parish, as well as works on campanology.


  94. Exeter and Exmouth Railway AN ACT to extend the Time for the compulsory Purchase of Lands for Parts of the Exeter and Exmouth Railway. 3pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1857. £10.00

  95. Exeter Canal AN ACT for sanctioning a Settlement of the Claims of the Mortgagees of the Exeter Canal against the Corporation of the City of Exeter; for empowering the Corporation to borrow for the purpose of carrying into effect such settlement and of improving the said Canal.... 11pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1883. £14.00

  96. Frithelstock LEASE of the tenement of Knaworthy, Christiana Maria Stevens of Cross to Raymond Seldon, Merchant Tailor, of Langtree. Large vellum sheet, wax seal. Ink very slightly faded. 1757. £14.00
    Names two 'lives'.


  97. Frith's 'Strong Cover' Series EXETER Sixteen views. In album size 7" x 10", boards with gilt title. c1890. £15.00

    A SEVENTEENTH CENTURY CURSE

  98. Hardness, Dartmouth THE EXAMINATION OF MARGARETT WEBBAR WIFF OF THOMAS WEBBAR of hardnes taken as beforesayd the 2 of October 1601. 9 lines on paper, size 5" x 6", paper pasted to a large 4to sheet thick paper. Paper lightly browned where glue has affected it. Signed 'Th. Ridgway', a bold signature with many underlinings. The name 'Sir Thomas Ridgway' has been written in ink on the mount, presumably by the person who pasted it on. 1601. £90.00
    Margaret's statement says that twelve months before 'being at varyance with Michaell Trevyford', he had said to her 'thou shalt whip thie self with thine owne right hand and I will have a groate when thou shalt have none', whereupon she fell sick for 15 weeks. Her two children ('in one of whose faces he had formerlye spitt') also became ill. Hardness was a part of Dartmouth.


  99. Hartland ABSTRACT OF TITLE to William Rowe's tenements of Wellisford, Bursdon and Diptford. 6p., small folio. On the last page is a letter (in a different hand) to Richard Stevens at Winscott, from J. Whitlocke (presumably a lawyer), 7th Jan. 1741, saying he is sending the abstract with a deed of ejectment, and that he is glad Stevens has got rid of his swollen face. Integral address panel on verso, marked 'Free. Richard Syster', broken wax seal, indistinct circular postmark. 1741. £18.00
    The tenement included a messuage and many acres of meadow, pasture, furze and heath. Details title from 1693.


  100. Highbray COPY WILL of Johan Stapledon of Highbray, Spinster. Contemporary copy, 26 lines in a small neat hand, on one page, small folio, folded with docket title and note from lawyer 'Christian Tucker, formerly Stabledon is certainly ye same woman.' 1694. £24.00
    Leaves to her sister Christian Tucker a piece of ground called Ponsland in Buckland Brewer, to her uncle and aunt her tenement in South Galsworthy and land called Colling Down, gives one pound to the 'poor people of Buckland Brewer that have no relief'.


  101. Lifton FURTHER CHARGE by way of Mortgage of Smalecombe, Overy East, Carligh and Corhellacott in Lifton, Samuel Harris of Smalecombe in Lifton of the one part and Charles Prideaux of Padstow and Benjamin Prideaux of The Temple, London, of the other part. 38 lines, in English, on vellum, size 17" x 23", signed Harris with small wax seal with head of a man. 1798. £30.00
    Refers to the Messuage and Barton of Smalecombe and Over Yeat, Carleigh, and Coshellacott. Charles and Benjamin were entitled to the principal and interest under the will of Edmund Prideaux.


  102. Little Torrington POSTER advertising letting of Bagbear Farm and Part of Smytham, contianing 150 acres. Size 30" X 20", folds. Pease and Son, Bideford. 1894. £17.00

  103. Little Torrington CAPITAL FARM AND SMALL HOLDINGS TO LET ... Tenders to be sent before the 29th January... Poster, size 20" x 20", folded, advertising letting of 6 lots, including North Hole Farm, Part of Hill, 'Wellhouse' in the village, part of East Bagbeare near the Gribble Inn, etc. c1895. £18.00

  104. Little Torrington TO BE SOLD BY TENDER, 93 OAK, 11 ASH, 1 BEECH AND 78 FIR and a Quantity of Oak Rangers and Poles, now standing in a Wood on Hill Farm... Size 22" x 18", folds. March 1896. £14.00

  105. Newton Abbot, Kingskerswell, Coombeinteignhead POSTER advertising auction sale of a Valuable Hotel, Freehold & Leasehold Dwelling Houses, Rich Accommodtion Land and Other Desirable Properties, at the 'Queen's Hotel', Newton Abbot, May 27th, 1898... Poster printed in bright red and black, size 46" x 25", folds. Lists 16 lots, with details of properties, occupiers etc. With some lines in red in very large type-face, decorative red border at bottom, some light off-setting of red print in one section. 1898. £30.00
    Includes the properties 'Hilly House', 'Elmbank', 'Rock Cottage', nos. 1 and 2 Wellington Place in Kingskerswell, 'Quarry Cottages', with the 'field adjoining containing the Tramway leading to the Quarry', the Goodwill in the Sand, Gravel and Flint Quarries in Coombeinteignhead, 'The Queen's Hotel', etc.


  106. Plymouth THE BATTERY Ride Devon's Best Cycle. Makers: The Battery Cycle Works, Prince Rock, Plymouth. Catalogue on yellow paper, printed in black, red and brown. Leaflet size 9" x 5", unfolding to 19" x 15", printed on both sides, illustrating 17 bicycles, with price, specification etc. c1920. £24.00

  107. Plymouth THE HUMBLE PETITION OF MARY WHITE of Plimouth Widow... to the Right Worshipful the Justices sitting in Session in Exon.... 24 lines in a small neat hand on 1p., small folio. Says she has lived in misery and great want with 3 small children 'by reason her husband in the tyme of the late Warre who faithfully served the Parliament lost his life as your Petitioner canne make manifestly to Appear besides there are very considerable sumes of mony due to yr petitioner's husband for paye....' With a note at the bottom in a different hand, Plymouth 26 July 1649, signed 'Timothy Alsop major' saying he is truly informed of the death of Alex. White. 1649. £85.00

  108. Rolle and Stevens families GRANT of an annuity of £4 a year, Henry Stevens of Smythcott in trust for George Williams, Clerk, and Mary his wife, to Samuel Rolle, of Hudscott On vellum, signed by Stevens with small wax seal. Affixed is a letter relative to filling up some blanks in the deed, from a relative at Bideford, Charles Sutcliffe. 1737. £18.00

  109. Seaton, Manor of LEASE to John Head the Younger of Seaton and Beer, of the closes of Rudgewell, Aywell and Ferne Burrow, part of Limbery's Tenement, for three lives. Vellum, size 18" x 25", small piece clipped from left margin, signed by Sir George Trevelyan (the Lord of the Manor), with a large wax seal. 1766. £26.00
    Details fine, heriot of best beast etc.


  110. Sidmouth POSTER advertising sale of the freehold residence 'Somerdon', situated in the Elysian Fields, 29th August, 1899. Size 25" x 19", printed in large type-faces, with detailed description of the house. Folds... together with... CONVEYANCE of Smerdon House, Devisees of the late Wm. Andros to Sophia Guille. 1882. 12p, folio, folded, with various papers tucked in, relating to valuation, history of Cumberland Cottage etc. 1899. £28.00

  111. Spreat (W) CHAWLEIGH CHURCH. Sketched and Drawn on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 5" x 8", on India paper, large margins. Printed by C. Hulmandel c1842. £22.00
    Man, woman and child to the left foreground, and woman walking along path to wards church door.


  112. Spreat (W) DREWSTEIGNTON CHURCH. Sketched and Drawn on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8", on India paper, large margins, margins slightly spotty. Printed by C. Hulmandel c1842. £24.00
    Shows thatched houses on street leaading to the church, groups of people in the street.


  113. Spreat (W) KENN CHURCH. Sketched and Drawn on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 9", on India paper, large margins, margins slightly spotty. Printed by C. Hulmandel. c1842. £24.00
    In the right foreground there are two men standing by the steps up to the church-yard with a man sitting on the steps. In the central foreground are 2 women and a child.


  114. Spreat (W) WIDDECOMBE IN THE MOOR CHURCH. Sketched and Drawn on Stone by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8", on India paper, large margins, margins slightly spotty. Printed by C. Hulmandel c1842. £22.00

  115. Tavistock HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF BEDFORD The Tavistock Estate, The Town Portion & Tavistock Fields, Valuation. 15 pages, manuscript, small folio, held at top left corner with a clip. Lists farms, cottages etc, in Milton Abbott, Kilworthy etc., houses and other properties (for example Worsted Factory, Tavy Iron Works, Unitarian Meeting House) and fields, in Tavistock, with valuation. n.d. c1900? £25.00

    STEALING BEE HIVES

  116. Tawstock MEMORANDUM that after the said Anthonie Roche was by a Mittimus by me the said Earle sent unto the Gaol John Saunders of Tawstock and Roger Wapworthe my servants advised(?) me that the said Anthonie Roche confessed that he took away three hives of Bees of the said John Saunders in a night... and... that he tooke three other Butts of Bees of the goods of Robert Yeolande... Manuscript on paper size 5" x 7", 10 lines, signed with a very large signature 'W. Bathon'. Pasted to thin card, browning where paste has come through. Tear approx. 1" in text, with loss of a couple of letters in the word with the question mark, above. The date 1602 is top left, in the margin, slightly trimmed and also upside down in the top right margin. 1602. £65.00
    Roche said he could not remember the exact date when he tooke hives. 'W. Bathon' is probably the third Earl (1557-1623), who was Lord Lieutenant of the County. He was buried at Tawstock.


  117. Teign Valley Railway AN ACT for conferring further Powers upon the Teign Valley Railway Company for the construction of Works, the acquisition of Lands, the raising of Moneys, and otherwise in relation to their Undertaking.... 12pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1872. £12.00

  118. Torrington COLONEL MOORE STEVENS, WINSCOTT, TORRINGTON Detail of Bay Window to Drawing Room. Scale 2ft to an inch. Architect's drawing, in ink on waxed cotton, size 23" x 32", folded. Fine elevation showing leaded windows, new granite steps, etc., and three sections. Numerous notes about lead flashing, slates etc. c1890? £30.00

  119. Torrington LETTER to 'Dear Stevens' signed by a W. Vickery. Says he has executed all his commissions, and sends an account. Says he would like to see him in town, but understands his dislike of London. Speaks of political matters 'the prevailing opinion is that Mr Canning will be the Prime Minister', although he prefers Peel. 'I agree with you as to the loss of the Protestant cause which was sustained by the severe affliction that has befallen Lord Liverpool'. 30 March 1829. £8.00
    The 'V.O' before the date possibly stands for 'Victualling Office'.


  120. Devonport Water Company AN ACT for conferring further powers on the Devonport Water Company for the acquisition of lands and the supply of water and for defining and extending their limits of supply and for making provisions for the purchase by the East Stonehouse Local Board of a portion of the undertaking of the Company and for the supply of water in bulk by the Company to that Local Board.... 15pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1893. £9.00

  121. Waymouth (George) LORD ROLLE, R.D. HORNDON, R.G. SMITH Printed letter, addressed to Lord Rolle, titled as above. Small folio, folded, a few sardonic notes presumably written by Waymouth in the margins, two lines underlined in red ink, and 'Re. Lord Rolle' in red on verso. The paper has been posted to 'The LandLord of the York Hotel, Sidmouth', with Sidmouth postmark. Some splits at central fold, repaired across centre with archival tapel. Besley, sen. Printer, South-street, Exeter. 1821. £36.00
    A public admonishment to Lord Rolle, published apparently because Lord Rolle refused to receive his letters. Waymouth, a Justice, had complained that Lord Rolle's coachman drove without reins, which started a long disagreement with Rolle's servants who he accused of swearing false oaths 'Dawe and all your servants are infinitely beneath my notice. I could bring actions against him and Gale but I despise them... you ought to reprimand them...' Refers also to 'Mr Moore Stephens, who has shewn his independence in not submitting to ask you who he should marry...'


  122. Werrington (Manor of) PRESENTMENTS 1738 - 1818. 7 documents, manuscripts on paper, comprising: (i) Court Baron November 1738. Lists names of homage, presents John Adams as tenant. 1p., small folio, (ii) May 1741. Lists homage and a list of people to be taken as tenant, with ruling about a fence to be kept up signed by 6 jurors, 1p., small folio. (iii) Michaelmas 1787. List of Jurors, John Taylor as tenant on Helscott, Thomas Reed for a right on Langdon Moor. (iv) At the Court Leet, October 1788. Presents William Strike of North Petherwin for Cutting and Carrying away an Oak Tree in Tresell Lane (he was fined 5s.), Thomas Reed for cutting turf on Langdon Moor, Rev. Hocking as tenant for a garden at Youlmn bridge etc. (v) Court Leet, Michaelmas 1789. Presents John Higgings a tenant in Druxiston, etc. (vi) Court Leet May 1818. Presents John Box for turning of a water course at Trowswell. All the last four documents are large folio and list constables for the different villages, all signed by the jurors... together with... Permission, 1817, for Nathaniel Bridgman who holds a lease for the farm of Tascotts to assign the premises by mortgage to Richard Palmer. 1p., 4to, signed 'Bedford'. 1738-1818. £75.00
    The Duke of Bedford held the Manor. It had originally belonged to Tavistock Abbey.


  123. West (James R) LITHOGRAPH PANORAMA of the coast at Torquay. In three sheets, engraved surface of each sheet, 4" x 15", margins at top and bottom but not sides. Shows small terraces of houses at Torquay, individual houses, islands in the bay, Paignton, Brixham in the distance, woods etc., women spreading washing on the hill, etc. In the bottom margin are names of owners of houses etc, with numbers referring to small numbers of view. The three strips together form a circle. In the top margin of two sheets is 'Drawn from Nature & on Stone by Mr Jas. R. West, Professor of Drawing & Perspective, Hill House, Teignmouth'. One sheet with some slight browning on left side in sky area. n.d. c1830. £90.00
    Buildings and places named include Miss Johnnes Gardner's House, and Garden, Rock View House, Sir L. Palk's, Manor House, Goodrington Sands, Dartmoor Hills, Haytor Rock. Not found in Somers Cox.


  124. Yarcombe AN ACT for Inclosing Lands in the Manor and Parish of Yarcombe.... 23pp, drop-head title, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1814 £14.00


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  125. Blandford Forum Boundaries PLAN OF BLANDFORD FORUM by R.K. Dawson. From the Report of the Boundaries Commission. Engraved plan, small folio, hand-coloured in outline. Scale 4" to 1 mile. c1837. £14.00

  126. Buck (S & N) THE SOUTH VIEW OF CORFE CASTLE in the County of Dorset. Copper engraving, on thick paper, size 7" x 9", plus wide margins. Five lines of description below view. Some feint spotting along extreme bottom edge of paper, small piece torn from top left corner. 1733. £40.00

  127. Chantmarle ENGRAVING OF THE SOUTH ELEVATION OF CHANTMARLE HOUSE dedicated by the Author to Sir William Oglander. Copper engraving size 9" x 12", plus wide margins. Title and dedication below view, with small coat of arms. n.d. c1800. £14.00

  128. Chardstock (Liberty and Manor of) LICENCE to William Bond of Axminster, Land Surveyor, to let a cottage and four acres called Purdishay in Chardstock. Granted at the Court Baron of the Rt. Hon. George Lord Auckland. Vellum, 12" x 15". 1814. £16.00

  129. Compton COMPTON HOUSE IN DORSETSHIRE The Seat of Robert Goodden Esq. The Seat of Robert Goodden Esq. Copper engraving, after a drawing by J. Laporte. Shows the church on the left, and a small group of people in front of the house, which is seen from the side, with woods behind. Published by J. Nichols, London, 1794. £15.00

  130. Cooke (W.B) Engraver HANDFAST POINT IN DORSETSHIRE From a drawing by T. Webster. Engraving size 10" x 19!, plus margins. Central fold, some very slight browning at central fold, a few light spots in margins. 1815. £18.00
    Shows a close-up of the cliffs with beds of rock at different angles, three small sailing boats, and four men in a rowing boat.


  131. Corfe CORFE CASTLE untitled copper engraving. Size 14" x 20", mounted on a thick sheet of buff paper, trimmed almost to the border at top and sides, 1" margin at bottom but no imprint or title. c1750. £25.00
    Shows two men tending cattle in the foreground.


  132. Dawson (R.K) PLAN OF THE BOROUGH OF BLANDFORD FORUM Scale 4 inches to 1 mile. Engraved plan with outline colour. Text not present. 1832. £15.00

  133. Kip (Johannes) Sculp., Knyff (L) Del. BRYANSTONE IN DORSETTSHIRE one of the Seats of Henry Portman Esq. Copper engraving, size 13" x 19", plus wide margins. Central fold. 1" split at bottom margin along fold, repaired on verso. Some feint browning at fold in bottom margin. 1708. £70.00
    From Kip's 'Britannia Illustrata'. Shows the house and formal gardens, with river,


  134. Morden (R) DORSETSHIRE By Robt. Morden. Engraved map, size 14" x 16", plus margins, central fold. Cartouche with title, three scale bars. Some very slight discolouration at parts of central fold, slight waterstain in top corners. Sold by Abel Swale Awnsham and John Churchil. n.d. c1700. £25.00
    From Camden's Britannia.


  135. (Hutchins ) PLAN OF POOLE from Hutchins History of Dorset. Engraved plan, size 13" x 9", plus margins. Dedication to Thomas Calcraft and Joshua Mauger, with arms of Poole. Shows buildings, layout of garden plots, timber yards, etc. Some chips in paper in margin at two points, slight waterstain in top left margin. 1774. £34.00

  136. Sherborne, Piddletown, Beaminster ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XVIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 31". A few small edge tears at bottom. Electrotyped 1872. O.S. blindstamp 1872. £38.00
    Also covers part of Somerset.



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  137. Forest of Hainault AN ACT for disafforesting the Forest of Hainault in the County of Essex. Pages numbered 369-378, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre, and William Spottiswoode, 1851. £12.00

  138. Great and Little Clacton ADMISSION at the Court Baron of John Nunn to a Blacksmith's shop and a piece of ground with five cottages in Great Clacton. Vellum size 18" x 22". Signed by the Steward. 1829. £14.00
    Names occupiers.


  139. West Ham, Billericay ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 257. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19", plus margins. Feint 'Record Map' in top margin. Some very slight darkening of paper over about 2 square inches. Blue Admiralty stamp in right margin, just obtruding onto border. Railways inserted to 1911. £20.00


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    Gloucestershire


  140. Downend MANUSCRIPT PLAN on waxed cotton. Size 19" x 18". in ink. Covers the area from Westerleigh Road at the top, to the railway at the bottom, Tramway Depot on the right, allotments on the left. Shows individual buildings and plots, tramway, leather factory, clothing factory, chapels, church, Overnhill House, various smithies, etc. Roads named. n.d. c1910? £26.00

  141. Falfield House CATALOGUE of Antique Furniture which John E. Pritchard have been instructed to sell... 25 November 1937... 16pp., 8vo. Traces of vertical fold. Prices realised entered in ink. 1937. £8.00

  142. Gloucester PHOTOGRAPHIC PORTRAIT of H. Maynard Smith. Black and white portrait, size 8" x 6", tipped on large piece of card, name of photographer, Richard Hall, Gloucester, signed 'H. Maynard Smith'. Cover leaf with name of Debenham County Studio, Gloucester. 1930's? £6.00
    H. Maynard Smith was a Canon of Gloucester Cathedral and author of works on The Reformation etc.


  143. Liberal Party LEATHER STATIONERY WALLET with lock, lacks key, with metal shield on the back, engraved with 'A Souvenir of Earl Spencer's Visit to Gloucester No. 10th 1896. Presented to W.J. Arnold by William Wooding Secretary of the Midland Liberal Federation....' Pigskin rubbed, handle detached and placed in pocket. 1896. £10.00

  144. Mangotsfield PLAN OF COMMON PIT Bristol Walls End Collieries Ltd. Manuscript map in black ink and a small amount of colour, on waxed cotton, size 29" x 34". Cotton darkened and foxed at sides, affecting about 6" of blank area down each side, a few foxing spots in area of plan with drawing. Shows common pit at centre of plan, roads, St. James Church, School, Manor house, Ham farm buildings, Shafts, Pumping Pit, Air Pit, pool. Bottom left is section of Mangotsfield Seam. n.d. c1900. £25.00
    The colliery closed in 1907.


  145. Mangotsfield PROPERTY AT MANGOTSFIELD Plan of Land Known as The Poor House Field. Finely drawn architect's plan on thick paper, in ink and watercolour, by T.J. Moss-Flower, 30th Dec. 1905. Size 24" x 30", plus wide margins. Decorative border, scale bar (scale 41.66ft to an inch), compass rose. Shows a roughly triangular area between Winsor Place and Richmond Street, showing detailed layout of school, Poor House, with Stables etc., four other small houses, naming occupiers, Pit, and 'Site of Colliery' on the right... together with similar size sheet 'B', scale 8ft to an inch, with front elevation, and plans of the three floors. Carlton Chambers, Bristol, 1905. £45.00

  146. Mangotsfield, Downend MANUSCRIPT PLAN in ink and colour on waxed cotton. Size 77" x 44", roads coloured yellow, buildings shaded either red or greay, water features coloured. Extends from Bury Hill in the north to the Railway in the south, River Frome on the west and north, Mangotsfield Church, Folly Bridge on the east. Buildings and fields numbered (key not present), some fields around Cleeve House marked with owner's name ('Cave' or 'Rectory'). Larger houses such as Cleeve House, Cleeve Wood, Cleeve Dale, Hill House, and Overn, Baugh, Bury, Hill farms, Iron Mills on the Frenchay road, named, other buildings all shown, but with no road names etc. Across centre of map is a band of browning and foxing, with at one point a 1" diameter hole and 3" tear in the cotton, affecting edges of two fields. No scale is given. c1880. £65.00

  147. Ruardean LEASE FOR A YEAR of a tenement in Ruardean now in the occupation of Richard Knight, together with a parcel of land whereon a Pig's Cot formerly stood, Winney Terrett of Bath to George Robins of Nanty-glo in Monmouth, Innholder. Vellum, size 17" x 23". Wax seal. 1824. £15.00

  148. Slaughter TO THE RIGHT HONBLE. THE LORDS COMMISSIONERS &c. The humble petition of the Gentlemen Freeholders & the rest of the inhabitants of the Hundred of Slaughter in the County of Gloucester etc. Sheweth, That upon the taking of Cirencester his Highness Pr. Rupert summon'd the ablest gentlemen in the sd. County of Glouc. and upon Conference with them, who best understood the ability of the County, imposed a Contribution of 4000£ pr. mensem, which was, though with much difficulty, pd. accordingly... since wch. time the Severall Colonells, to whom the sd. hundreds of Slaughter was assigned, have by their warrants required & accordingly forced from the Inhabitants... rates of 8000 li. per mensem... at present wee are pressed with a warrant from Woodstock garrison for 30 feather beds with furniture... 1p., small folio, 43 lines, in a small neat hand, paper slightly darkened, ink slightly blotchy, piece torn from blank area at top left edge, probably without loss, as it is to the left of 'To the right Honble...' The petitioners ask that the sums levied be reduced so that they may 'support themselves & their families'. On the conjoint leaf, 1p, 48 lines, is the answer of Edw. Nicholas, Lords Hertford, Chichester and others, dated Oxon. 1 November 1645. proposing that the levy be reduced to £40 a week, to be paid to Colonel Palmer. If they defaulted two or three were to be apprehended and kept in custody until their fellow townsmen paid up. Captain Fawcet, commander at Woodstock, was to allow £10 of the £40 for victually the garrison. A few letters lost at bottom right corner affecting name of one of the signatories, but it looks like 'Th. Seym(our). 1645. £180.00
    Presumably contemporary copies. The seven regiments of royalist foot troops quartered in Woodstock were reinforced in 1645. The Royalist garrison held out until April 1646.


  149. Soundwell, Mangotsfield DIAGRAM OF COAL VEINS running from Soundwell Middle Pit, Railway, Staple Hill, Mangotsfield. In ink on Whatman paper, size 21" x 27", repaired tear 3" long at right edge. Shows places listed above along top, and seams with names down right side, grouped in Mangotsfield Series 9ft., Shepherd's Veins 8ft. 9", Kingswood Series 25ft 4", Ashton Vale Series 9ft 4". 23 veins named, with measurement in feet and inches by the side. 8 names of other veins (Golden Valley seams - Rag, Parrot etc.) written roughly at bottom left. Paper watermarked 1880. £45.00
    Names include Chicken Vein, Britton's Vein, Trumpet Vein, Golden Cock, etc.



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  150. Alverstoke BOND of Mary Burges of Gosport to Thomas Stepney. 1p., sm. folio, printed, details in manuscript. Blank conjoint leaf. Signed with her mark by Mary and witnessed by two women and one man. 1707. £28.00
    Refers to an indenture of enfeoffment. The bond was for £100.


  151. Gosport CONVEYANCE of a piece of ground adjacent to Cold Harbour, Mary Burges of Gosport to Thomas Stepney. Vellum, size 14" x 18", small wax seal on tag. Signed by Mary with her mark, witnessed on verso, with memorandum that Richard Strong could have the 'priviledge of the well' and the south end of the land. Vellum rather browned on verso. 1703. £28.00
    Gives the exact measurement of the ground and names four adjoining owners.


  152. Gosport WHEREAS ERASMUS CARVER OF GOSPORT Merchant has taken down the Front of his House... on the South side of Cold Harbour in Gosport in order to bring out his new Front to... where his palisades lately stood.... Objection by Robert Waller to his extension. He and other objectors will pay Carver the extra cost for changing his plan. 1p., folio, blank conjoint leaf. Signed by Robt. Waller with large bold signature. 1775. £18.00

  153. Owslebury PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Copyhold Estates... 59 Acres of Arable and Wood Land... Homestead... Farm Buildings, situate at Hensting... which will be Sold by Auction... at the George Hotel, Winchester, 12th day of April, 1862. 4pp., folio, folded with docket title, fine hand-coloured lithographed folding plan. 1862. £35.00
    Detailed description of Lots, with Schedules.


  154. Rowbotham (Claude) SOUTHAMPTON WATER Etching. Plate size 2" x 3", overall size 7" x 9", sea and sky coloured, showing dockside and cranes, boats, signed in pencil below image. Paper very slightly darkened overall... together with... WEST GATE, SOUTHAMPTON aquatint showing the gate at night with lamplight reflected in wet pavement. Size 3" x 2", overall size 7" x 9", signed in pencil below image. Foxing spots on margins. 1930's or 40's. £20.00

  155. Ryde Isle of Wight AUCTION POSTER. Messrs. Wallis, Riddett & Down Will sell by Auction.... Furniture.... A Cottage Pianoforte in Rosewood Case by 'Broadwood'.... Polished Black & Brass Bedsteads... Two Safety Bicycles.... Poster advertising sale of furniture, printed in very large type-faces. Size 30" x 20". 1894. £18.00

  156. Ryde Isle of Wight AUCTION POSTER. Messrs. Wallis, Riddett & Co. Have received instructions to Sell by Auction.... Modern cottage residence known as "Glencairn," with Garden and Stabling.... Size approx. 30" x 20", short tear to one margin, neatly repaired to verso. 1902. £18.00

  157. Ryde Isle of Wight AUCTION POSTER. Messrs. Wallis, Riddett & Co have received instructions to Sell by Auction.... A pair of Houses semi-detached and known as "Kennett Lodge" & "Avondale".... A Detached House known as "Keynsham".... Poster printed in very large type faces, size approx. 30" x 20". 1895. £20.00


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    Kent


  158. Bromley PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Six Villa Residences... situate at Alma Grove, Plaistow.. which will be offered by Auction... Sept. 21st, 1899. 3pp., folio, plus docket title on verso. Folded... together with Particulars of Sale for auction of residences at Wimbledon, Bromley, Beckenham, Southall, Harrow, 1918. 6pp., folio, some splits at folds. 2 items. 1899. £14.00

  159. Chatham AN ACT for repairing and widening the Road from that Part of Chatham, which lies next to the City of Rochester to St. Dunstans' Cross near the City of Canterbury... 21pp., small folio. Plus cover leaf. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1730. £16.00

  160. Isle of Thanet AN ACT for vesting Part of the Estates of Paulin Huggett, an Infant, in Trustees to be sold, and for applying the Money arising thereform in Part Discharge of certain Incumbrances. 14pp., small folio. Disbound, last page loose, held with small staples at margin. Act of Parliament. Includes 1p. Schedule. 1807. £18.00
    The property in the Isle of Thanet was twenty-seven Fifty-fourths and Seventeen Forty-seconds of and in an octagonal Messuage used as a Light-house... called... the North Foreland Light-house and the Scite and Ground whereon the same standeth...'


  161. Sittingbourne AN ACT for paving the Footways in the Town of Sittingbourne... and lighting the Streets... 30pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1846. £10.00

  162. Woolwich AN ACT for Rebuilding the Parish Church of Woolwich.... Cover leaf + pages numbered 83-90, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: John Baskett, 1732. £16.00


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  163. Blackburn, Borough of DANGER OF HANDLING CARCASES OF ANIMALS INFECTED WITH ANTHRAX Notice to Farmers, Butchers & Others... Poster warning of the danger of skinning or cutting the carcases of animals infected with Anthrax, and ordering that a carcase must be covered in quicklime before destruction. Size 13" x 8". Town Hall, July 1893. £12.00

  164. Manchester and Salford J.P.'s AN ACT for the more Affectual Administration of the Office of the Justice of the Peace within the Townships of Manchester and Salford, in the Hundred of Salford, in the County Palatine of Lancaster; and to provide, by Means of a Rate on the said Townships and otherwise, a competent Salary to a Justice of the Peace acting within the said Townships; and to enable the Constables of Manchester and Salford to take Recognizances in certain Cases. Pages numbered 489-490, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1813. £12.00

  165. Manchester FOUR BILLS of Wood & Westheads, Manufacturers of Smallware, Fringes, Umbrellas, Sewing Cottons &c, Plan and Fancy Ribbons, Moleskins... All with printed headings, 2 folio (3p. and 2p), and 2 4to. All made out for drapery items such as satins, braid, tailors twist etc... together with... 3 bills of John & Nathaniel Philips & Co., made out for lace, combs, shirt front, etc., all 1-3p. 4to., plus bill of Milne Cruden & Co., Flax Spinners & Bleachers. All made out to J. Roberts, Alfreton, Draper, and sent through the post with address on verso, postmarks etc. 8 items. 1850's. £12.00

  166. Salford PLAN OF SHUTTLE MINE Agecroft Colliery. 1889. Manuscript plan, scale 1" = 5 chains, on thick paper backed with linen, size 22" x 21". In ink and colours. Shows River Trent, canal, roads, railway, Agecroft Print Works, and underground workings shaded in five different colours. 1889. £28.00
    Agecroft Colliery was re-opened briefly in the 1950's.


  167. Worsley POSTCARD Under Ground Canal, Worsley. Coloured card, titled as above in white. Grosvenor Series, Manchester. £4.00


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  168. Leicester, Melbourne MAP OF RESERVOIRS Map printed in black and 2 colours, showing reservoirs. Size 22" x 32". Covers Thorpe Langton, Cadeby, Kegworth. Shows railways. c1900. £18.00


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  169. Greetwell Hall Estate PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF THE GREETWELL HALL ESTATE Comprising Greetwell Hall and Lands.... Seven Compact Light Land Farms..... and Sixteen Cottages.... about 3,675 acres.... For Sale by Auction..... by Drivers, Jonas & Co., At the Angel Hotel, Brigg, On Thursday, the 25th September, 1924. Large coloured folding plan in pocket at rear, 35pp, 4to, original printed wraps slightly dusty. With detailed schedules giving acreage and cultivation. 1924. £22.00
    Greetwell Hall is described as lying on 'light soil specially suitable for partridges'. There were 86 acres of coverts.


  170. Sheep Double Dipping NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that the Minister of Agriculture has... applied Parts I and II of the Sheep Double Dipping Order of 1920 to an area comprising... Lincoln (Kesteven) and Lincoln Castle... Fenton, Stragglethorpe, Beckingham... etc. Poster, size 34" x 23", orders printed in three columns. Folds, four punch holes in text and three in top margin... together with... NOTICE TO SHEEP-OWNERS. Sheep Scab Order of 1923. Poster, size 22" x 17", wear at vertical fold. 2 items. 1920-23. £17.00
    Sets out instructions for dipping, movement of Irish sheep, exposure at markets, etc.


  171. Stamford Road AN ACT for continuing and amending an Act of His present Majesty, for repairing the Road from Stamford, in the County of Lincoln, through Oakham, to the Great North Road, in the Parish of Greetham, in the County of Rutland. Pages numbered 1105-1115, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1803. £10.00


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  172. Chelsea Hospital AN ACT for rendering more effective the Service of such Out-Pensioners, of Chelsea Hospital as shall be called out to assist in preserving the Public Peace. Pages numbered 965-968, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1843. £10.00

  173. Christ Church AN ACT for shutting up and discontinuing a certain Way or Passage called Old Paris Garden Lane situate in the Parish of Christ Church in the County of Surrey, and for selling and disposing of the Ground and Soil thereof. 3pp, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1817. £10.00

  174. Decorative envelope LETTER from Mary Anne Keeley, Pelham Crescent, to Mr. Reed, St. Georges Hall. Note of 6 lines on small card, corner chipped, envelope with London N.W. postmark. The first letter of each word of the address in red ink, ladybird size 1" across painted top centre. 1891. £5.00

  175. Hendon, Manor of COPY COURT ROLL Admission of Charles Bertram, son of Charles Bertram, Wine Merchant, of Piccadilly, to copyhold fields called Drivers near the Adam and Eve, and a house near Drivers, at the Court Baron of William Lowndes, Lord of the Manor, 21st May, 1822. Contemporary copy, 2p, m. folio. 1822. £15.00
    Refers to the three times a proclamation had been made at a Court calling for the heir to come forward.


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


  177. Limehouse AN ACT to authorize the Metropolitan Board of Works to form an improved Communication between Limehouse and the Victoria Park... 16pp. 1858. £10.00

  178. London DISSOLUTION OF COPARTNERSHIP and Assignment of Debts, William Walker of St. Martins in the Field, Woollen Draper, to Joseph Walker of St. James Westin, Middlesex. Paper, size 22" x 18", good wax seal. At the end in a different hand is a list of 39 debtors names with sums owed. A few very minor holes where folds meet. 1730. £34.00
    The Walkers were involved in the 'Trade of Buying Selling and Retailing Woollen Cloth'.


  179. London PROBATE of the Will and Codicils of Robert Geoghegan, of Gower Street, late of Beckenham. Two large vellum sheets, with printed administration certificate attached, large papered seal. 1898. £12.00

  180. London Quays AN ACT to extend the Time for purchasing the Legal Quays and Warehouses in the Port of London, and for.... the purchase of Somers and Lyons Quays.... Pages numbered 1133-1135, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1806. £10.00

  181. Olympics TICKET for athletics at the London Olympics, Empire Stadium Wembley, August 2, 1948. Printed in white and black on brown background, with the five rings and a view of the Houses of Parliament. Size 3" x 4". 1948. £12.00

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


  183. St. Dionis Back Church DEED to lead uses of Recovery between Ann Hayward and her son Thomas Hayward, Hosier, and Francis Pease and John Alexander of Threadneedle Street. Attested copy on 3p. folio, of deed made in 1753. Refers to properties in Fenchurch Street near Ingram Court, known as The Black Lion, The Queen's Head, and the Three Kings, with the gateway and rooms on it leading out of the court, and a long list of lands in East and West Ham, including lands purchased by Anne's father, Sir George Merttins, Alderman. Gives occupiers. Copy made 1762. £25.00

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


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  185. Bedford Levels AN ACT for extending the Term of the Tax on Lands, and Tolls on Goods, Wares, and Merchandizes, granted by an Act.... intitled An Act for improving the Drainage of the Middle and Outh Levels, Part of the Great Level of the Fens called Bedford Level.... also the Lands adjoining or near to the River Ouze, in the County of Norfolk, draining through the same to Sea by the Harbour of King's Lynn.... and for altering and improving the Navigation of the said River Ouze, from or near a Place called Eau Brink, in the Parish of Wiggenhall Saint Mary.... Cover leaf + pages numbered 363-366, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1796. £14.00

  186. Bliss's Fancy Goods Stores Pub. PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEW ALBUM OF GT. YARMOUTH AND DISTRICT Published and Sold at Bliss's Fancy Goods Stores. Comprising 59 Carefully Selected Photographic Views... Album size 9" x 11", gilt title on front board, cloth spine chipped and front board almost detached. Some views full page, others four to a page. c1910. £9.00
    With a good view of Bliss's shop on title page.


  187. Burnham Deepdale A TRUE TERRIER of all the Glebe lands.... belonging to the Rectory and parish church.... with a dwelling house and other outhouses belonging.... 1p folio, listing 20 pieces of land with abutments, and acreage. Total measurement at foot of column, but it is not clear whether there was another leaf, as house is not mentioned specifically. 1747. £18.00

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

  189. Swaffham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Residential and Business Properties comprising the Valuable and Convenient Dwelling House known as "Westgate", 7 substantially-built 5 roomed Cottages.... Which W.S. Hall & Palmer have received instructions... to Sell by Auction, at the "George" Hotel, Swaffham, on Monday, September 7th, 1931. Folio, 4pp, coloured folding map in pocket, wraps, 'Memorandum', completed. 1931. £20.00

  190. Terrington AN ACT for Embanking the Common Salt Marsh within the Parishes of Terrington Saint Clement's and Terrington Saint John's... and for Dividing and Inclosing the Same... 38pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. Separately paginated, docket title. 1790. £20.00

  191. Toftmonks and Stockton PARTICULAR AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Two Pieces of Freehold Tithe Free Marsh Land of Fine Grazing Quality Situate Next the River Waveney in that Reputed Level called 'Carr's Marshes'... which will be Sold by Auction... 17th day of May, 1879. 4pp., 4to, second leaf with tear down 8" of vertical fold, repaired with document tape. Folded with docket title. 1879. £8.00
    Contains a brief historical description of the Marsh.


  192. Wymondham PARTICULARS and Conditions of Sale of very Desirable Properties at Wymondham... for Sale by Auction... 7th June, 1867. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title. Attractive type-faces. 1867. £8.00
    Concerns cottages in Sutton Division and Norwich Common, with details of occupiers, rents, etc.



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  193. Orlingbury, Finedon, Wellingborough ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXII S.E, S.W, etc. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Linen-backed and folding into sm. 4to marbled wraps. Water features hand-coloured. In cloth-covered slipcase. 1886. £25.00

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


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  195. Bothal PLAN OF BOTHAL DEMESNE LANDS in the County of Northumberland, belonging to His Grace the Duke of Portland. Manuscript plan in ink on paper, size 13" x 18", slight wear to folds, some off-setting, couple of small stab holes to blank area to lower corner, back of plan slightly dusty. With names of fields, showing acreage, table listing 'Names of Farms', 'Names of Tenants', and acreage. The land is partly bordered by the River Wansbeck, shows names of the lands, or parishes bordering the Duke's land. c.1820. £70.00
    Bothal is just to the south of Pegswood.


  196. Daniell (W), Engr. TYNEMOUTH Northumberland. Original hand-coloured aquatint, size 8" x 11", plus margins. 1817. £20.00
    View looking toward the shore, with many boats in foreground.


  197. Edlingham TO BE SOLD by Auction, for Ready Money, At Abberwick Mill... by W. Amory, Auctioneer, All the Stock upon the Farm there, occupied by Mr. Thomas Purvis: Consisting of 2 Milch Cows, 1 Yearling Quey... several Bolls of Oats and Barley in Granary, a Bolting Mill and Cloths... 2 Boats and Oars... 1 Acre of Turnips... Handbill, with some lines printed in very large type-faces, 9 lines listing machinery, crops etc. Some creasing. Feb. 17th, 1834. £30.00

  198. Ellingham SALE OF FARMING STOCK Brockley Hall, March 24, 1848. By J.O. Stamp. Notebook, small 8vo, stiff marbled wraps, 11 double-page spreads recording the sale, in columns for Lot No., Article, Purchaser, Amount... together with... two printed notices of distraint for the sale, details in manuscript, a final account with sum raised, auctioneers costs etc., and a number of letters concerning compensation to the tenant for 'damage done by carting to and from the Tilery across the Moor'. 1848. £46.00
    The sale included shovels, forks, harrows, 'killing stool', 'corn bogie', ewes in lamb, 'wedder hogs' etc. The tenant was Adam Tindall and the landlord the Duke of Northumberland. He owed a large amount of rent.


  199. Whittingham TO BE SOLD By Auction at Great Ryle, in the parish of Whittingham... on Saturday the 9th day of May, 1840 all the Farming Stock on the said Farm belonging to the Trustee of Mr. G.H. Grey... Poster, size 15" x 10", folds. Hodgson, Union St., Newcastle, Printer, 1840. £28.00
    Printed with a list of 11 types of stock in large type-face, including '318 Ewes and their Lambs', '33 Gimmers', '56 Kyloes'.

    'WHOM THE PEOPLE OF THE NORTH CALL QUAKERS'

  200. Everton WILL of William Richardson of Everton. Written on one side of 4to sheet (size 8" x 7"), 27 lines, signed by Richardson and three witnesses. Some rust spots, creasing, verso and edges of paper dust-stained. Three very small holes. September the seventh 1654. £180.00
    Richardson leaves his house, lands and meadow to his wife Alice. 'I give unto the Gathered Church whom the people of the north call Quakers the summe of Twenty Shillings to be paid yeareley forth of my house and Lands for ever...'. Thomas Killam of Balby was to use the money where it was most needed 'whether in prison or out as they see cause....' Also leaves bequests to the poor of Everton and Misson. The document is witnessed by Samuell Nicholson, John Campsall, Edmund Walshe(?). It was in Nottingham that George Fox began his ministry in 1649, and some of the first Quaker meetings were held at Balby. Fox famously preached under a walnut tree in Balby Orchard in 1652. The Register of Quaker Meeting Houses of 1689 lists one 'At The House of John Camsall and Gervais Lambert'. The Killam family also figure in the early history of the Society of Friends.



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  201. Aynho Station A CATALOGUE OF 332 FAT SHEEP 65 Fat Oxen Heifers and Cows, Weaning Calf, Fat Hogs and Porkets, which will be sold by auction... Nov. 15th, 1887. Poster, size 15" x 10", traces of light folds. T.W. Pankhurst, Machine Printer, Bicester. 1887. £20.00
    Gives times of up and down trains at Aynho.


  202. Aynho Station A CATALOGUE OF 380 FAT SHEEP & LAMBS 26 Fat & Store Cattle... Fat & Store Pigs... which will be sold by auction... June 19th, 1877. Poster, size 15" x 10", traces of light folds. Smith & Co., Printers, Bicester. 1877. £22.00
    Gives times of up and down trains at Aynho.


  203. Shipton under Wychwood AN ACT for Dividing and Inclosing the Common Fields, Common Pastures... within the Parishes of Sarfden and Churchill, and Tything of Lyneham Merriscourt and Finescourt in the Parish of Shipton under Whichwood... 23pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. Separately paginated, docket title. 1787. £26.00
    The Lord of the Manor was Denys Rolle.



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  204. Ryton, Chelmarsh LEASE FOR A YEAR of capital messauge and farm lands at Achley, Charles Hope, William Angeworth the elder and William Angeworth the younger of The Hay in Quatford to George Clark. Large vellum sheet, 4 wax seals, stain along 6" of one fold. 1808... together with... Abstract of Deeds belonging to Mr. Angeworth, 1808, detailing deeds from 1724, very untidily written; Declaration of John Turnbull of Pitchford, Earl of Liverpool's agent, relative to Angeworth's lease of a meadow at Chelmarsh, 1855; extracted copy of William Angeworth Jones of Bridgnorth's will, 1846; with similar wills of John Jones of St. Mary Magdalene, Bridgnorth, 1840, and Jesse Russell of Chelmarsh, Farmer, together with a Probate copy, 1795, of William Angeworth's will, on vellum with papered seal and printed certificate, browned, and a bundle of ten burial and marriage certificates for Jones and Angeworth families, from 1774, taken by the Vicar of Chelmarsh from the Registers, with a letter from him. 1795-1857. £45.00

  205. Shiffnal A CHARITY SERMON Will be Preached in Shiffnal Church on the Morning of Sunday, August, 15th, 1830, by the Rev. E. Meredith, A.M. Headmaster of Newport School. For the Benefit of the Shiffnal National Free Schools. Leaflet, 4p, small 8vo, slight wear at fold at left edge. A. Edmonds, Printer, Shiffnal. 1830. £17.00


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  206. Ashton ASHTON PRIORY, NEAR BRISTOL Pencil drawing so titled, on 'Bristol' paper, size 10" x 13". A fine detailed drawing in soft pencil showing figures on a lane outside a large house with walled garden, Gothic windows on first floor, tall tree in foreground framing view, larger building just seen through trees behind house. Signed 'MS' March 23, 1826. £40.00
    Shows in detail the architecture of the house, with 'Gothic' windows, porch, decorative details on roof etc.


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

  208. Bathwick and Chew Magna COPY WILL of William Abraham of Bathwick, Banker, 1803. 6p., small folio, sewn at edge, folded with docket title... together with... An Inventory of the Personal Estate and Effects of William Abraham Deceased. 1p, folio. Paper of will watermarked 1814. £28.00
    Bequeathes his house in Bathwick, held under Lady Bath, property in Chew Magna, house at 6 Caroline Buildings in Lyncombe & Widcombe, money for bread for 'the second poor' of Chew Magna, shares in Sydney Gardens, money to the Bath Dispensary and Infirmary. The house at Chew Magna was called 'Fosters House'.


  209. Bonnor (T), drawn and engraved by NEWTON PARK. The Seat of William Gore Langton Esq. Copper-plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 7" x 10", plus margins. 1791. £25.00
    From Collinson's History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset.


  210. Bridgwater Without PARTICULARS With Plans and Conditions of Sale of 'Upper Dunwear Farm' and other Properties.... to be Sold by Auction... 28th July 1937. 7pp., small folio, wraps. Trace of vertical fold. Lacks map from pocket at rear. 1937. £10.00
    Includes Withy Bed near Baltmoor Wall in Stoke St. Gregory, Cottages, etc.


  211. Buck (S & N) THE NORTH VIEW OF SANFORD CASTLE In the County of Dorset. Copper plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 14" x 7", wide margins. Three lines of description below. A fine early impression. Dedicated to Edward Phelipps, Proprietor of the Remains by Samuel & Nathaniel Buck. 1733. £46.00
    Shows the Castle on the right with ships sailing by, Portland Castle in the distance, a brief key to landmarks.


  212. Buck (S & N) THE SOUTH VIEW OF MONTACUTE PRIORY In the County of Somerset. Copper plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 14" x 7", wide margins. A fine early impression. Dedicated to Edward Phelipps, Proprietor of the Remains by Samuel & Nathaniel Buck. 1733. £40.00
    As well as the priory the view shows houses beyond.


  213. Buck (S & N) THE WEST VIEW OF STOKE-COURCI CASTLE In the County of Somerset. Copper plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 14" x 7", wide margins. Three lines of description below. Dedicated to Thomas Palmer. Coat of arms under the view, and 10 lines of description to the right of the coat of arms. 1733. £38.00
    Shows the Castle on the right with ships sailing by, Portland Castle in the distance, a brief key to landmarks.


  214. Chelvey LETTER to Sir Charles Kemeys Tynte from Edmund Jeans (his attorney), at Binfords, near Bridgwater, 15th Sept. 1744. 1p, 4to, addressed on verso, folds. Paper creased. Remains of seal. 1744. £16.00
    'I've sent William to Acquaint yr Honour's coachman how the Road is over the Fields and so down Starve Acre...' Refers to Parson's tenement at Chelvey 'which Yr. Honor went to see with Farmer Cottell in yr. way from his House to Col. Codrington and if you remember there were a great many Stones Risen, both paveing and Tileing which was your property...' Refers to making a claim for the stones.


  215. Churchill, Manor of Banwell LEASE of 'one messuage and one yard land of old auster' in Churchill, and a field called Rushey Field. The Bishop of Bath and Wells to John Fisher of Langford. 4p. large folio. Attested copy. 1812. £16.00

  216. Crowcombe ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXXVIII.13 Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Roads, buildings and water features hand coloured. Some ink blots at right edge. Zincographed and Published 1888. £18.00
    Covers whole of Combewich. Shows Brick Tile & Pottery Works in detail.


  217. Dingley (Robert) PLANS, ELEVATIONS & SECTIONS PRESENTED TO THE CORPORATION OF BATH for the improvement of the baths in that city, intending to make the whole one grand, uniform, elegant and convenient structure of the Ionic order by the late R. Dingley, Esq. engraved on nine plates by Rooker Five plates only of the original nine, text missing. Comprises: c1790. £200.00
    The Pump Room was rebuilt between 1786 and 1792. Dingley's designs were rejected in favour of Baldwin's.


  218. East Harptree THE FACULTY FOR ERECTING A PEW under the arch of the nave in the parish church of East Harptree, Francis Crane Parsons, Prebendary, to Thomas Trevelyan and his family and the future owners and occupiers of his said Mansion House for ever 'to sit stand and kneel in'. Vellum size 18" x 24", signed by Edward Parfitt, Register. Some slight discolouration of the vellum in places, large papered seal. 1782. £25.00

  219. Farrington Gurney FOUR PHOTOGRAPHS of the Manor House. Each photograph size 3" x 4", mounted on thick card with printed shading to imitate a 'frame'. Shows the house from different angles, one side having a Dutch-style gable. Another view shows stone doorway with coat of arms above, two show a car parked in front. One view titled on verso 'The Old House Farrington Gurney. Perhaps built from Glastonbury material.' c1914. £8.00

  220. Frome ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. 281. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19" plus wide margins. O.S. blindstamp 1909. £17.00

  221. Garvey (E) and Bonnor (T), drawn and engraved by STONE EASTON. The Seat of Henry Hippisley Cox, Esq. Copper-plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 7" x 10", plus margins. 1791. £18.00
    From Collinson's History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset.


  222. Gilliard (Walter) FOUR CHRISTMAS CARDS From paintings by Walter Gilliard, showing scenes as follows: West End of Cheddar Gorge; Homeward Bound, A Winter Fantasy Based on Compton Dando; The Old Towpath Before its Reconstruction, now the Portway, Bristol; Old Brislington Village. Size of image approx. 5" x 6". 1952-1962. £20.00
    Printed by Mr Gilliard for his own use.


  223. Great Western Railway CHEAP TICKETS WILL BE ISSUED TO WELLS Athletic Sports, Cycle Gymkana, and Bal Masque in the Combe... Whit-Monday, June 1st... Handbill with time-table of trains from Weston-super-Mare, Burrington, Wrington, Shepton Mallet etc., with prices. Printed on pale green paper, size 13" x 9", traces of folds with some foxing down folds, small stab holes at left edge, presumably where once sewn into album, small nick at left margin. Paddington, May, 1903. £18.00

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

  225. Heathfield ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LXX.5 Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Roads, buildings and water features hand coloured. A few marks at edges from old sellotape. Zincographed and Published 1888. £14.00
    Covers Harnham Farm, Cotford Farm, Dollings Farm, Heathfield.


  226. Huntspill LEASE FOR A YEAR of two closes of land called Dunball, Charles Jones of Bristol, to Ann Farthing of Stogursey, Joan Cure of Bristol, and Richard Sheldon of Bristol. Vellum, size 15" x 22", engraved heading with portrait of George II and coat of arms, signed by the three lessees with good armorial wax seals. Discolouration down one fold, not affecting legibility. 1747. £18.00
    The land is leased with all 'Ways... Watercourses... Commodities and Appurtenances to the said two Pieces of Ground or Island...'


  227. Huntspill LEASE of a tenement of thirty acres with a dwelling house, in the parish of Huntspill, part of the Manor of Wythes, Elizabeth Moore, widow of Thomas Moore, late of Spargrove, to Thomas Knight of Kingston, yeoman. 36 lines on vellum, size 13" x 25", signed by Thomas Knight, wax seal missing from tag. Witnessed on verso with three signatures. 1696. £45.00

  228. Hutton LEASE FOR A YEAR of a moiety of the Advowson right of patronage and presentation to the Church of Hutton in Somerset, Joseph Mathews of Pilton, Devon, and others, to the Revd. Thomas Smith. Vellum, 17" x 24", three wax seals. Written in a large bold hand. 1791. £20.00

  229. Keynsham LEASE FOR A YEAR of two dwelling houses and a piece of ground called Woodleys in Keynsham, John Hill and Samuel Skuse, to William Daniel, Hatter and Thomas Dix. Vellum, size 20" x 24". 1838. £17.00

  230. Kingston Seymour and Congresbury CONVEYANCE of various lands and properties including their late parents house in Congresbury, a messuage called Longs, a close called Emletts, an acre at Sharpham (all part of the Manor of Congresbury Rodney) and a messuage by the Ham Lane in Kingston Seymour, Sarah Ann Simmons to Robert Beakes Simmons. 3p., large folio, attested copy of a deed of 1803, made 1805, signed by lawyer. 1805. £18.00
    Gives much information about previous occupiers. One of the Simmons family later became Governor of Malta.


  231. Lamyatt & Ditcheat HANDBILL for auction sale of a freehold estate in Lamyatt and Ditcheat known as Snagg Farm, 19th September, 1889. Neatly printed measuring 8" x 5". With a description of the property and access via Somerset and Dorset Railway or Great Western. 1889. £6.00

  232. Mere RELEASE of houses and lands in Westhay in the parish of Mere, Elizabeth Kearle, Spinster to George Andrewe of Bowless. Vellum, size 11" x 18", large engraved heading with coat of arms, signed with her mark by Elizabeth with black wax seal. Some very light discolouration of vellum in places. 1731. £28.00
    Refers back to an earlier document of 1706. The properties included a close of pasture at Barbleaze 'on the South part of the Reene there', pasture called East Craft, and a cottage and orchard.


  233. Parr (R) Engraver MARSTON the Seat of the Rt. Honourable John Boyle Earl of Orrery of the Kingdom of Ireland and Baron of Marston... to whom this plate is most humbly Inscribed by his Lordships most obedient most humble Servants Geo. Foster, Hy. Chappelle, I. Wilcox. Bold copper engraving showing the house, chapel, ponds, formal gardens, Watley and Nunney on the hills in the distance, the road to Frome. Size 18" x 23". Below the view is the dedication and a coat of arms. Central fold, some slight vertical creasing on the left, 1" tear at right margin, just obtruding onto engraving, repaired on verso, 2" split at bottom of fold, repaired on verso. c1739. £80.00
    From 'Vitruvius Britannicus'. Shows detailed layout of the gardens, with a strange chequerboard layout of hedges or walls in an enclosure on the left of the main gate, possibly representing some kind of maze or labyrinth. There are two look-out towers with trees on top, at the corner of the garden behind the house, accessed by ladders.


  234. Pigot & Co. SOMERSETSHIRE Engraved map. Size 9" x 14", plus margins. Vignette off Wells Cathedral top left, Reference to the Hundreds, Explanation. Coast and county boundary shaded in green. Published by Pigot and Co. c1830. £38.00

  235. Pocock (A), Bristol, Lithographer TO THE REVD. CHARLES PHILLOTT M.A. VICAR OF FROM SELWOOD in the County of Somerset, this View of St. Peters Church, From, Is most respectfully inscribed by his very Obedt. Servt. W.P. Penny. Lithograph on thick paper, showing the church with railings in front and people walking on the path, attractively handcoloured. Size 13" x 17", plus margins. Dedication with small coat of arms below view, three marginal tears, repaired on verso, one at top just touching engraved surface. Some light horizontal surface creasing in bottom margin. Sketched and drawn on Stone by R. Pocock. Published by W. Penny, Frome, Printer & Bookseller. n.d. c1840. £25.00

  236. Portishead MANUSCRIPT MAP showing Portishead mid-nineteenth century. Basic plan in ink and a small amount of colour, on waxed cotton, size 39" x 38". Shows the coast with 'Portishead Point', 'Fort' the pier, at the top of the map, the Bristol road at the bottom. Shows the creek presumably before the building of the Dock, labelled 'Pill'. The stream runs vertically down the map, crossing the Bristol road near the bottom. Buildings (there are very few) and plots and fields are outlined, and numbered. An area on the Bristol side of the creek is shaded red. There is hardly any labelling on the map. Browning at the edges of the map, and an area at the bottom left corner about 3" x 1" where there are tears and holes. n.d. c1880? £35.00
    Possibly a tracing of an earlier map.


  237. Portishead Pier and Docks AN ACT to authorize the Bristol and Portishead Pier and Railway Company to construct Docks at Portishead, and to amend and enlarge the existing Acts.... 39pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1871. £17.00

  238. Priddy ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXVII.8. Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 1/2500. Revised 1902. Reprint c1940. £16.00
    Covers Priddy, Harptree Lodge, Townsend Pool.


  239. Rev. S. Alford JOURNAL OF A VISIT TO SEDGEMOOR by Rev. S. Alford Manuscript, 5p, 8vo. c1880. £40.00
    Rev. Samuel Alford, of Hele House, Langport.


  240. Rowe (George), Printer and Publisher LITHOGRAPHED VIEWS OF SOMERSET. 11 tinted lithographs. Tissue guards, size of each view approx. 8" x 11", overall size of book 11" x 15", early unlettered half calf, cloth boards, slightly rubbed to edges, occasional foxing. Cheltenham: George Rowe, c1848. £250.00
    The views are:- West Front, Wells Cathedral (this view is not by Rowe, but published by T. Green, Wells); St. Cuthberts, Wells; The Bishops Palace, Wells; The Chapel and Ruins of Great Hall, Bishops Palace, Wells; Doorway, Glastonbury Abbey; St. Joseph's Chapel, Glastonbury Abbey; St. Mary and St. Josephs Chapel, Glastonbury Abbey; Cheddar Church; The Cheddar Cliffs (3 views);


  241. Society of Antiquaries ENGRAVINGS OF GLASTONBURY Vol. IV and Vol. V only of a larger work. Comprises: title page for Vol. IV, Plans and Elevations of the Remains of Glastonbury Abbey-Church &c, listing plates XXVIII - XXXV, with the 8 engravings, drawn by F. Nash and engraved by Basire. and title for Vol. V, Plans, Elevation, and Section of the Abbots' Kitchen, listing plates XXXVI, XXXVII, XXXVIII, and the three engravings. Page size 22" x 15". 1813. £45.00

  242. Stukeley (W) THE PROSPECT OF GLASENBURY ABBY Copper engraving. Showing the Tor, Abbots Lodging, Abbots Kitchen, Abbey, Edgar's chapel etc. Size 9" x 14", key to buildings along bottom margin. Traces of vertical central fold. 1723. £40.00
    From Stukeley's 'Itinerarium Curiosum'.


  243. Taunton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No LXX.8. Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Linen-backed. A few foxing spot, 2 watermarks on linen backing have come through as a feint pink shadow. Edition of 1914. £13.00
    Rowbarton, Maidenbrook Farm.


  244. Taunton TWO LETTERHEADS one for Cabinet Manufactory, 64, East St., 1862. 8vo, decorative heading; the other for Hawkes & Son, Ironmongers, East St. 1917, heading showing lathe etc. 4to. 2 items. 1862 and 1917. £6.00

  245. Theatre Royal, Bath FAREWELL BENEFIT and last appearance of the Extraordinary and Original Danseuses Viennoises... Saturday Evening, November 15, 1845.... Playbill on thin paper, size 15" x 10", some slight wear at one point where once folded vertically, reinforced on verso with tape. Some light browning at two points. Details 7 Acts, commencing with the 'Fascinating Pas de Fleurs'. There were three short plays between the different dances. Keenes, Printer, Bath. 1845. £36.00
    The young Queen Victoria sketched the dancers at a London perfomance. On the 18th November there was a variety benefit for Mrs Macready, the Lessee.


  246. Weston-super-Mare SALE of 15 £50 Debentures in the Mendip Press, Ltd., in 5 Lots... for Sale by Public Auction... at the Railway Hotel, Weston-super-Mare, 18th June, 1912. Handbill, size 10" x 6", light water-stain in bottom margin, paper with some light creasing. 1912. £10.00

  247. Wheatley (William Walter) OLD CLEEVE CHURCH Watercolour illustrating a medieval memorial of a man in long robes lying with his head resting on a pillow, in a decorative niche. In brown tones, size 10" x 14". Initialled. Mounted in ivory card mount, 4" margins. On verso is ink inscription (presumably copied when mounted) 'Old Cleeve Church, Somerset sketched 1844. Unknown! perfectly right! If Collinson does not mention it he is (as he very often was) inaccurate! I remember it perfectly...' 1844. £36.00
    It is not known who this monument represents. William Walter Wheatley (c1811-1885) was employed over a period of ten years by Francis Weare Braikenridge, the Bristol antiquarian, to record old houses, churches, monuments and antiquities in Somerset. It was hoped they might be used to illustrate a new edition of Collinson's Somerset. Wheatley is thought to have been born in Bristol, lived for a time at Rode in Somerset, and died in Bath.


  248. Williton, Bardon ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XLVIII.1 Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Edges bound in green tape. Roads, buildings and water features hand coloured. A few light splash marks, traces of folds. Linen-backed. Zincographed and Published 1888. £18.00

  249. Yeovil LEASE FOR A YEAR of a cottage in Preston Lane, Yeovil, John Goodford of Chilton Cantelo to Thomas Vagg of Yeovil. Vellum, size 15" x 23", wax seal. 1835. £16.00


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  250. Coton PARTICULARS of A Valuable and Most Desirable Freehold Estate, At Coton, in the Parish of Milwich... Consisting of Coton Hall, now and For Many Years Used as an Inn and a Farm-House, Also Another Farm-House... Wood and Plantations Which Will be Sold By Auction... 20th day of August, 1840... 3pp., folio, plus double page lithographed plan with outline colour. Folded with docket title. 1840. £38.00
    Gives schedules.


  251. Dodsleigh FREEHOLD HOUSES & LAND AT DODSLEIGH Mr. Spooner has received instructions... to sell by Auction at the Butchers Arms Inn, Lower Leigh... 20th April 1857... the following Lots... Single sheet, size 15" x 8", printed on one side only, text lithographed in cursive, describing 8 Lots, at the bottom is a handcoloured plan, size 5" x 8". 1857. £24.00

  252. Hollington PARTICULARS of Very Valuable Freehold Stone Quarries, Building Land, Substantial Stone Cottages at Hollington, Public-House, Blacksmith's Shop, Cottages and Garden at Beamhurst... to be Sold By Auction... 9th May 1857... 1p., folio, with details in a variety of large decorative type-faces at top, and list of the 13 Lots in the bottom half, plus conjoint leaf with docket title, and a full-page hand-coloured plan. Docket title very dusty. 1857. £28.00

  253. Walsall Boundaries REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF WALSALL 2pp, with a folding Plan of the borough by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline. Scale 2" to 1 mile. Disbound. 1832. £22.00


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  254. Bryant (A) MAP OF THE COUNTY OF SUFFOLK From Actual Survey by A. Bryant In the Years 1824 and 1825, Inscribed by Permission to His Grace The Duke of Grafton Lord Lieutenant, and to the Nobility, Clergy and Gentry, of the County. A large folding engraved map, uncoloured, scale 1" to 1 mile, dissected and mounted on linen, in two sheets (map divided vertically through title), each sheet 58" x 38". Fine engraved title, large compass rose, table of Ecclesiastical Divisions, Explanation. Folds to 15" x 13", each sheet with small piece of marbled paper at edge for ease of extracting from case, contained within an original card slip case, covered with marbled paper, split down one side and along bottom, basic printed title in gothic script pasted to front, the marbled paper rubbed at edges. Published A. Bryant, 27 Great Ormond Street, March 1st 1826. £760.00.

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


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



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  257. Carshalton LETTER addressed to Mr Porter, Carshalton, Croydon, Surrey, signed John Corby, Maidwell, Octr. 24th, 1783. 3p, small 4to, on verso of last page is address panel with circular postmark, '25' and 'C' inside the circle. A few small traces of blue paper at edge of last leaf, where once pasted on an album leaf. The writer says he understands he has incurred the displeasure of Lord Bathurst and humbly asks his Lordship's pardon. He had apparently signed a document although he was at first reluctant 'Master sent for me and asked me to signe, I then refus'd, untill he said I could come to no arme nor truble about it for there was his own name to it'. Asks Mr Porter to lay the contents of this letter before His Lordship. 1783. £30.00

  258. Chelsham PARTICULARS of a Life Interest in the 'White Bear' Beerhouse and 2 Flint, Brick, Timber & Tiled Cottages... which will be Sold by Auction.... Croydon, 29th June, 1881. Single sheet, folio, folded with docket title on verso. 2" repaired split at one fold. 1881. £10.00
    Names tenants.


  259. Reigate ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 286. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 14" x 19". Some railways added very neatly in red ink. Railways inserted to 1904. £22.00
    Covers Leith Hill, Lingfield, Epsom.

    POSTAL HISTORY

  260. Walton on Thames Post Office LETTER OF COMPLAINT to Francis Freeling, Esq., Secretary, General Post Office, Lombard Street, from Alex. Robson, Major, Half Pay, 19th Foot, Walton on Thames, April 21st 1827. 28 lines on 2p, 4to, address panel on verso, circular black 'Richmond' postmark, and oval red postmark with time and date. Tear in conjoint leaf where seal broken. Tipped onto album leaf at left edge. Complains about the Post Master of this village, and says he is enclosing a letter (not present) for which he was charged treble Postage: he complained but 'Henry Humphries the Post Master refused my Footman the difference'. Explains that Humphries, a coal merchant, had a grudge against him, and was 'not acting from zeal... or attention to the Post Duties...'. 1827. £30.00


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  261. Battle ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS Plan and Conditions of Sale of Loose Farm... Modern House, Staff Bungalow, terrace of five cottages... total 208 acres... for Sale by Auction... 24th July, 1961... 18pp., 4to, stiff wraps, folding plan, 9 photographic views on 3 plates. 1961. £18.00

  262. Pulborough PARTICULARS WITH PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Estates lying dispersed in the Parish of Pulborough.... known as 'Brook House'.... 'The Windmill House'..... 'Gerrards Farm'.... 'Pie Mountain'..... to be Sold by Auction.... 5th day of August, 1879.... 6pp., folio, plus docket title, very large folding hand-coloured plan. 1879. £40.00

  263. Worthing COLLECTION OF DOCUMENTS RELATING TO THE MANOR OF BROADWATER Worthing. Eighteenth and nineteenth centuries. Comprises (i) SIX ADMISSIONS on vellum, Ayling Shepherd 1780, Maria Shepherd 1787, John Newland 1789, George Newland 1791, Richard Newland 1802 and 1806, and TWO SURRENDERS Thomas Easton 1710, Charles Chatfield 1769. (ii) BARGAIN AND SALE of the Manor, Mrs Clough to John Newland, 1793, 6p. folio, attested copy made 1843. (iii) Lease of Manor and Lordship of Broadwater, Patty Clough to John newland, 1793. 5p. folio. Attested copy made 1843. (iv) LAWYER'S OPINION on a case re. heirs of Richard Newland, 1839. 4p. folio. (v) ABSTRACT OF TITLE of Richard Holmes & others to messuage and lands in Broadwater (including 21 Beast Leazes). 16p., folio, 1857. (vi) ABSTRACT OF TITLE of The Decoy Farm in the Manor, 1867, listing transactions back to 1789. 57p. folio. Paper slightly spotty in places. (vii) COPY WILL of William Newland, 1867. 7p., folio. (viii) Basic sketch plan of lands in Broadwater, 1p. folio. c1880. 1710-1880. £75.00

  264. Worthing WILL of John Penfold of Broadwater, Gentleman. 16p., folio, written in a neat hand throughout. Refers to properties in Broadwater called Backsholls and Buckeridges, property in High Street, Worthing, grounds called Greenfields and Heathers. Cover sheet with docket title torn. Attested copy of will of 1816 made in 1821. £20.00


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  265. Birmingham VIEW OF ASTON FLINT GLASS WORKS Two mezzotint views on one sheet, each view size 5" x 9", plus margins, the two views printed from one plate, one below the other, overall size of paper 19" x 14", folded horizontally making a crease between the two plates. No imprint or title of any kind. c1810. £120.00
    The top view shows the works with a Regency facade, a pavement in front with elegant figures strolling and talking in doorway, the smoking cone behind, open countryside on the left with a house among trees in the distance. The lower view shows the canal in the foreground with barges and horse towing, the cone and works, with smoking chimneys, on the opposite bank, with figures working unloading barges. The two views present an interesting contrast.


  266. Brookes, Ward & Co., Hampton St. Works, Birmingham CATALOGUE OF DECORATIVE STAMPINGS Spinnings and Electrical Accessories. Well illustrated catalogue, size 12" x 10", 32pp, on glossy paper, blue wraps, slightly faded. Loosely inserted at the back is separate price list on 10pp. n.d. c1920. £24.00
    The works made 'Art Metal Stampings and Accessories for the Electric, Gas, Chandelier and Brass Foundry Trades'. Includes 'Galleries', 'Ceiling Plates', 'Sade Rings', Lanterns etc.


  267. Coventry THE HARRIS BICYCLE Made as Perfect As A Gun. Imperial in Name and Fame. Ridden by the Elite. Leaflet advertising Harris bicycles. Printed in black and red with photographic illustrations, with lady riders in long skirts and large hats, view of the works, with 'contented workmen' etc. Lists different models with prices. Sheet 23" x 9", folding to a 4to 6-page leaflet. c1900. £28.00
    'Weighty Men need fear no longer. This Bicycle will carry a 20-stone Man...'


  268. Pigott Smith (J) STREET MAP OF THE BOROUGH OF BIRMINGHAM published by order of the Council, reduced from the Survey now in progress under the direction of J. Pigott Smith, C.E., surveyor to the Corporation. Lithographed map, scale 220 yards = 1 inch, with some hand-colouring, size 32" x 50", dissected and mounted on linen. Street Index down right, large compass rose. Extends from the Bear at Smethwick in the West, Soho Pool in the North, River Tame and Saltley Station in the East, Edgbaston Pool in the South. Folding into 8vo cloth-covered boards, gilt title, top 2" of spine missing, spine chipped at bottom, and marked. For some reason a previous owner has clipped two triangular pieces from the right margin, and three triangles at one fold, resulting in two diamond-shaped pieces missing at the second vertical fold from the right, each missing piece approx. half an inch square, two of them being in blank areas, and with no loss of information but just slightly obtruding onto the edge of a street. Water features and railways hand coloured, all streets named. A later owner has outlined the boundary in red, and drawn some light lines marking large squares, and marked 11 small numbers on the map in red. Day and Son, Lithographers to the Queen. 1862. £300.00
    Scarce. A survey at 10 feet to the mile was conducted from 1850, in connection with a report on the water supply and sanitary conditions of the city by Sir Robert Rawlinson. That much larger map was at a scale of 10ft. to the mile.


  269. Yardley AN ACCOUNT OF THE RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS of Mr. William Steen in the matter of John Cottrell's Charity for the year Ending Easter 1858... Small folio ledger, original boards with morocco label with gilt title 'Cottrell's Charity Accounts Yardley'. Approx. 200 pages, plus some blanks at end. Inner hinge broken. With double page spread of accounts for each year, 1857-1951. Each set of account signed by several people. 1858-1951. £80.00
    The earlier accounts have more entries, naming recipients, e.g. 'Pd. Elizabeth Arnolds a Poor Widow residing in one of John Cottrell's Cottages Three pounds... to the directions of John Cottrell's Will...', but the later accounts (post 1895) are very brief (Dividend on Consols received, rates paid, etc.)



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  270. Bratton, Westbury Leigh and Westbury AUCTION POSTER advertising sale of share in three houses, one of which is used as Reading Room and Lending Library in Westbury Leigh, shares in house and lands at Bratton, the 'White Horse Coffee Tavern', and houses in Church Road, Bratton Road, etc., in Westbury, for sale by auction, at Westbury, May 5th, 1885. Size W. Michael, printer, Westbury. 1885. £20.00
    Lists 12 Lots, with occupiers, etc.


  271. Brinkworth PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold Pasture Farm known as Yorks Farm.... to be sold by auction.... 17th April, 1905. 3pp., folio, folded. Docket title rather spotty. 1905. £10.00

  272. Clapperton (K). Pub. A PLAN OF OLD SARUM, Also Two modern Views, and a Representation of the Castle. All on a single sheet, printed on one side only, size approx. 15" x 18", fold. Shows plan and 3 wood engraved views, with 20 references to the Plan. Down the sides of the plan are extracts from Hatcher's 'Ancient and Modern Sarum' ('which may be had of the Publisher of this, price 3s.6d.') Printed and Published by K. Clapperton, Sarum. n.d. c1840. £60.00
    Scarce.


  273. Draycott Folliatt PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Very Valuable and Desirable Freehold Estate, Comprising about 318 Acres, Together With A Farm House And all Requisite Buildings In the Occupation of Mr. John Puckeridge, Pleasantly Situated in the Parishes of Draycott Foliatt and Liddington.... Which will be Sold by Auction By Mr Westall, At the Ailesbury Arms Hotel, Marlborough, On Thursday the 29th August, 1844. Folio, 3pp, folded. 1844. £22.00
    Gives names, acreage and use of 20 fields.


  274. Fisherton, Wilton, Heytesbury Roads AN ACT for enlarging the Term and Powers of Four Acts.... for repairing several Roads leading from Fisherton, Wilton, Heytesbury and other Places.... 16pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1815. £11.00

  275. Fonthill FONTHILL PAVILLION To be Sold by Auction by Mr George Robins at the Mart, London, Thursday, 29th Octr. 1829, at 12 o'Clock. Lithograph, size 8" x 10", plus margins. Shows the house with lake in front, sailing boat in foreground. Paper slightly darkened around the edges where once in frame, slight traces of original folds where this view was once in the sale particulars. 1829. £20.00
    The pavillion was what remained of the original house built by William Beckford.


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

  277. Littlecote Inclosure AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Tithing of Littlecot, in the Parish of Enford.... 12pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1814. £17.00

  278. Marlborough FOUR BANK BOOKS of Edward Watts, of Wroughton, 1846 - 1870. Each book size 7" x 4", vellum wraps with tuck-in flap. Approx. 75 pages of entries in each, giving name and sum (occasionally 'Malt Duty', or 'Excise'). neatly written throughout, name of Watts on front wrap in ink. The first book is titled on the first double-page 'Messrs. Ward, Merriman and Hillier', the second and third 'Ward Merriman & Co.' (all in manuscript), the last 'The North Wilts Banking Company, Marlborough' (printed). 1846-70. £30.00
    The North Wilts Bank eventually became part of Lloyds.


  279. Mildenhall MILDENHALL RECTORY RENTAL due at Michaelmas 1798. No. 2. Manuscript on large folio sheet, ruled in columns for Tenants' Names, Rental at Michaelmas 1797, and 1798, Arrears, Debts, Receipts, Remarks. 27 tenants names with name of holding (Stitchcombe Mill, Puthalls Farm, Mear Farm etc.) Some repaired tears, small hole at point where folds meet, without loss. 1798. £24.00

  280. Ogbourne St. George LEASE of a House, malthouse and bakehouse with three acres of land, Francis Howell to Philip and William Watts. Vellum, size 20" x 27", wax seal. 1808. £15.00

  281. Poulshot PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Valuable Estate of Rich Grazing and Arable Land with Valuable Common Rights, with Comfortable Residence, Two Cottages.... which will be Sold by Auction... 21st August, 1873. 5pp., folio, folded with docket title. Large folding plan. 1873. £32.00

  282. Semington PARTICULARS WITH PLAN and Conditions of Sale of.... 'Melksham Park Farm'.... 'Soho Farm' Bowerhill.... for Sale by Auction May 8th, 1934. 8pp., 4to, wraps, folding coloured plan. 1934. £16.00

  283. Stourhead AN ACT to give to the Trustees of the will of Sir Richard Colt Hoare Baronet deceased power to sell property settled by the Testator. 12pp. small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. Splash mark to one margin. 1882. £10.00

  284. Swindon THREE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets SU 1584 N.W and S.W, and 1586 S.E. Scale 50.688 inches to 1 mile. Each size 17" x 16" plus margins. 3 items. Revised 1965. £22.00
    Covers Turl Street, Clarence Street, Courts of Justice, Regent Circus, North Street, Tydeman Street, Buller Street.


  285. Warminster, Amesbury, Marlborough ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XIV. Engraved map, scale 1" to 1 mile, size 26" x 31". Dissected and mounted on linen, marbled endpapers, rubbed. Some darkening of paper at some section edges, margins rather grubby, lacking some of silk edging tape at top edge, small holes in linen where some folds meet. c1860. £22.00

  286. West Kington PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Messuages, Water-Grist Mill, And Lands... upwards of 95 Acres... to be Sold by Auction... at the Catherine Wheel Inn, Marshfield, 12th day of July 1853... 2p., folio, plus 1p conditions of sale, completed memorandum, docket title. Paper darkened, repaired split along whole of fold in last leaf. 1853. £9.00

  287. Westbury Poor AN ACT for the Appointment of an additional Overseer for the better Government of the Poor of the Parish of Westbury.... Black Letter. 13pp, cover leaf. Recent cloth boards. Act of Parliament. 1786. £20.00

  288. Wheatley (William Walter) LONGBRIDGE DEVERILL as it was about 1845. Church, Bridge, etc., all altered. Property of Marquis of Bath. Watercolour, size 11" x 15", in buff mount, size of mount 18" x 23". Lettered neatly on back of mount as above. Initialled 'WWW' bottom right. c1860. £230.00
    A very attractive scene showing people on wooden bridge, two attractive thatched cottages in foreground, one with washing hung out, other cottages surrounding church, many figures. Trees in background. Wheatley (c1811-1885) was employed over a period of ten years by Francis Weare Braikenridge, the Bristol antiquarian, to record old houses, churches, monuments, etc., in Somerset. It was hoped they might be used to illustrate a new edition of Collinson's Somerset. He was born in Bath, and lived for a time at Rode in Somerset.


  289. Wroughton DEED OF CONVEYANCE of the reversion in a Close of Land and hereditaments at Wroughton, held for three lives of the Manor of Wroughton... The Ecclesiastical Commissioners to Edward Watts. 1864. Two vellum sheets, 19" x 27", large papered seal of Commissioners, and wax seal, small sketch plan on verso of one sheet... ABSTRACT OF TITLE, 1855, of the Devisees of the Will of O.C. Codrington to a piece of land at Wroughton Common held of the Manor of Wroughton, beginning 1727. 4pp. folio... together with... ABSTRACT of certain Orders in Council Relating to the Winchester Chapter Estate. 5pp., folio. 1862. 1855-64. £25.00
    The property was part of the Winchester Chapter Estates.



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  290. Bromsgrove LEASE OF POSSESSION newly enclosed parcels of land amounting to 30 acres, situate on Bromsgrove Lickey, William Tyler of Wakefield, Woolstapler, to Elizabeth Powell of Bromsgrove. Vellum, 16" x 23", fine armorial wax seal of Tyler. 1822. £14.00

  291. Castle Morton, Longdon SECURITY for £300 including £258 due on a former Mortgage, Mary Beale of Ledbury to John Hartland of Colwall. Vellum, size 28" x 33", nice wax seal with a galleon. 1757. £18.00
    Refers to a house called Grimstone in Longdon, in which Samuel Beale lately dwelt, various named closes of land.


  292. Dodderhill DECLARATION of Harriet Ricketts of Hill Court, Dodderhill that Elizabeth and William Ricketts, her parents were the same people as referred to in the extracts from the marriage register, 1785, and her brother was the person in the extract from the Register of baptisms, Tewkesbury, 1786, both enclosed. 1p., folio, plus the 2 extracts. 1860. £8.00

  293. Droitwich PARTICULARS AND PLAN of the Residential and Agricultural Estate comprising Doverdale Manor and Doverdale Manor Farm. To be sold by Auction... 2nd May, 1960. 3pp., small folio, plus 1p. plan. Stiff wraps... together with... Catalogue of Farm Implements and machinery, Doverdale Farm, for sale by Auction 19th May, 1960. 4pp., sm. folio, wraps. 2 items. 1960. £10.00

  294. Rock's ROYAL MALVERN ALBUM 14 photolitho views on extending strip, some double page, folding into decorative gilt boards, 6" x 5". Advert. for Frank Passey's Porcelain & Glass House and Doll Show-room inside back board. Corners slightly rubbed. c1880. £15.00
    Includes good double-page view of Malvern Wells with haymakers in foreground.



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  295. Aysgarth ASSIGNMENT of a mortgage term of 500 years for securing £100 and interest, William Baines to Nicholas Henry and Ralph Heslop. Vellum, size 24" x 31", two wax seals, small area of rubbing where two folds meet. 1812. £20.00
    Refers to property called Low Inn at Askrigg, Aysgarth.


  296. Baker (B.C) THE CONTINUING WITNESS Methodism in Barwell from the 18th century to the Present Day. 15pp., sm. folio, gestetnered. Printed wraps. 1973. £6.00

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


  298. Hemsworth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 263. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. 1854. £28.00
    Covers Ryhill, Grimethorpe Hall, Elmshall Lodge, Newstead Hall.


  299. Heywood HEYWOOD CORPORATION. IN PARLIAMENT - SESSION 1883. MAP. Shewing the Parliamentary Limits of Water Supply. Lithographed map, size 19" x 14". Scale 1" x 1 mile. Hand-coloured to show different populations supplied with water. Repaired marginal tear. Shows supply main, reservoirs, catchment area etc. 1883. £20.00

  300. Hobson (William Colling) MAP OF YORKSHIRE dedicated to the Nobility, Clergy, Gentry, Landowners, and Manufacturers of the County.... Large folding hand-coloured map, scale " to 1 mile, engraved by J. & C. Walker, dissected and mounted on linen, onto two sheets, engraved surface for each sheet approx. 48" x 30", plus margins, folding into 4to cloth-covered boards, size 13" x 9", with large decorative gilt title on front board, with coat of arms, border of leaves etc., lacks metal clasp, short splits to outer hinges of boards. Map fully coloured in 'Wapentakes'; shows churches, castles, mills, canals, railroad, woods, heaths. Decorative border, compass rose, large calligraphic title, 'Explanation' table. Some off-setting and browning, mainly of the title, some occasional foxing and browning to some of the blank sections. A few sections with some slight browning in coloured areas. First edition. Engraved by J. & C. Walker, Published by William Colling Hobson, York, July, 1843. £350.00

  301. Scarborough, Flamborough, Rillington ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 29", border all round. Parkland and coast hand-coloured, some roads and railways coloured by an early owner, and the railway line between Scamer and Wilton inked in in red, with stations named. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding to small 4to, marbled endpapers. Linen between sections stained pink in a couple of places. Surface slightly dusty. c1888. £24.00

  302. Turnpike Road AN ACT for making a Turnpike Road between Stone Creek and Sunk Island Church in the County of York, and between Sunk Island Church and Patrington Haven, and for consolidating with such Roads to present Turnpike Road from Sunk Island Church to Ottingham, and for constructing Quays and Wharfs at Stone Creek. Pages numbered 401-410, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre, and William Spottiswoode, 1852. £12.00

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


  304. York DIARY OF H.E. ROWE York, Jan 1st 1856 - Feb. 14th 1858. 40p., small 8vo., written in a small neat hand, limp morocco wraps. The diary of a young married lady, living in York. Her husband 'George' seems to have been a clergyman attached to a boys' school. He takes services in the school chapel, and stands in for ministers in other churches in the area, e.g. St. Olaves, St. Sampsons. Details a round of teas, calls, social occasions ('went to the Exhibition of Curiosities in the Museum Gardens'), engaging servants, birth of baby ('baby rather poorly today from vaccination') etc. Refers very occasionally to outside events 'Weather hot and thundery, great floods on the Gt. N. Line, mail delayed', 'heard that peace had been proclaimed'. 1856-1858. £65.00


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  305. Dublin Courts and Prison AN ACT for consolidating the Four Courts Marshelsea, Dublin, Sheriffs Prison, Dublin, and City Marshalsea, Dublin, and for regulating the Four Courts Marshalsea in Ireland Pages numbered 1129-1134, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode. 1842. £12.00

  306. Dublin LETTER dated Dublin, Feb. 18th. 1728, from Edward Crofton to William Flower at Ashbrooke, near Maryborrough. 1p, 4to, address panel on verso on conjoint leaf, broken wax seal, small circular postmark. 22 lines, written in a very untidy hand. Says he has finished the sale of Arundel's estate for Lady Gavan(?) and her second son, but there have been many orders and counter-orders from the other side. Says he will try and prevent any mischief if her Ladyship is 'in such hands as are willing to keep her in hott water'. Refers to Counsellor Fitzpatrick who is in bad circumstances and must quit the kingdom. Mentions some horses he has 'if you are a hard rider and keep fleet hounds I fear the dun won't be fit for purpose, he will make a good rode hors'. 1728. £30.00
    Flower was created Baron of Castle Durrow in 1733.


  307. Post Office AN ACT to enable His Majesty's Postmaster General of Ireland to purchase Premises for the Enlargement of the General Post Office in the City of Dublin.... 4pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1807. £12.00

  308. Viscountess Kilwarden AN ACT for settling and securing a certain Annuity on the Viscountess Kilwarden, and on the Family of the late Arthur Lord Viscount Kilwarden. Pages numbered 721-723, disbound, folio, corner torn from second leaf, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1803. £11.00


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  309. Aberdeen APPLICATION FOR RELIEF From the parish Funds of Old Machar, 1853. Printed form with manuscript inserts, size 15" x 13", filled in by applicant, Robert Allen, with reference from William Dunbar, Minister of St. Paul's Chapel certifying he has been a communicant for 4 years. Gives details of his 11 children. Folds, a few browning spots. 1853. £16.00

  310. Clyde Shipping Company Ltd. POSTER Showing donkeys, pigs, goats, sheep and cows on an 'ark' with the name 'Taskus', in bright colours on a blue ground, 'Clyde Shipping Company Ltd' in large white lettering at top, 'Incorporated in Scotland' below that, and at the bottom in black 'Regular Service. Waterford with Liverpool. Offices, Waterford, Custom House Quay, Liverpool, India Buildings, Water Street.' 'Paterson' bottom right. Size of poster, 40" x 29". No folds. Printed by McCorquadale, Glasgow. c1950. £80.00
    Lennox Paterson was a lecturer in graphic design and Deputy Director at the Glasgow School of Art. He also illustrated books.


  311. Court of Admiralty AN ACT for increasing the Salaries of the Judge of the Court of Admiralty in Scotland and of the Judges of the Commissary Court in Edinburgh. Pages numbered 353-354, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1806. £11.00

  312. Daniell (W), Engr. LOCH DUICH Ross-shire. Original hand-coloured aquatint, size 8" x 11", plus margins. 1818. £20.00
    View looking toward the shore, with steep mountains, boats and gulls in foreground.


  313. Daniell (W), Engr. LOCH RANZA Isle of Arran. Original hand-coloured aquatint, size 8" x 11", plus margins. 1817. £20.00
    View looking toward the shore, with many boats in foreground.


  314. Edinburgh TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS SheetS VII N.W. and Sheet III S.E. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 18", plus margins. Contours in red. Revision of 1931-2 with additions in 1938. £18.00
    Covers Redford Barracks, Torphin Hill, Juniper Green, and Arthur's Seat, Morningside, Craigmillar.


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


  316. Muirhead (C) Printer THE EDINBURGH ADVERTISER February 11, 1834. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp., folded. 1834. £14.00
    Contains Adverts for Infirmary Ball, sale of houses in Candlemaker Row and Libberton's Wynd, report of calico-printers' strike etc.


  317. Ochtertyre Estate, Stirlingshire MANUSCRIPT PLAN showing Ochtertyre House and surrounding estate. In ink and full colour on paper, size 24" x 19". Scale 5" = 40 Chains Scotch. The paper appears to have been laid onto very thin card, as the paper had split in places along the folds where it had once been folded in four, and then backed with linen at a recent date. Scale bar, compass rose, Reference Table bottom left with list of farms, Orchard, Garden Borders, Moss, Land bought from Keir, with measurements. Shows Water of Teith at the top, Ochtertyre Moss at the bottom, Turnpike and other roads, woodland. Shows Ochtertyre house with plantations of trees, paths etc., buildings (in red) at Ballmuir, Naiadd, Broadford, Brierlands, Scrabtree and Caratt, 'William's' proposed new line of road running past Naiadd, an arrow near the edge of Ochtertyre Moss and Blairdrummond Moss indicating 'The great Wheel'. Some later notes in pencil in right margin. Small hole at one point in paper where folds meet. 1819. £200.00
    There is no title, and no surveyor's name. Ochtertyre House was built between 1784 and 1790. It was the home of the Ramsay family. 'The great Wheel' referred to is possibly the large wheel installed at Blairdrummond Moss in 1787.


  318. Salmon AN ACT for the Preservation of the Salmon Fisheries in Scotland. 6pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1828. £10.00

  319. Scotland, North ORDNANCE SURVEY Quarter-Inch Map. Sheet 7. Fourth Edition. With National Grid. Folding to blue and buff wraps size 12" x 5". 1946. £8.00

  320. War Monument AN ACT to incorporate the Contributors for the Erection of a National Monument in Scotland, to commemorate the Naval and Military Victories obtained during the late War. 18pp., disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1822. £12.00


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  321. Barmouth Harbour AN ACT for repairing, deepening, enlarging, and preserving, the Harbour of Barmouth, in the County of Merioneth. Cover leaf + pages numbered 1019-1038, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1797. £16.00

  322. Brecon ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLII N.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Quarter sheet. Laid down on thin card. 1888. £14.00
    Shows Brecon in S.E. corner, Llandulas etc.


  323. Llangollen PHOTOGRAPH of Plas Newydd, Llangollen. Size approx. 6" x 10", titled in white in plate. Mounted on stiff card album leaf. On verso is a close-up view, 9" x 7", of the porch at Plas Newydd... together with two photographs of the 'Ladies of Llangollen', from engravings, one showing them both seated at a desk, the other of them by a fountain, wearing top hats, plus another view from an engraving of one of the ladies with a bunch of keys. All three photos mounted on a stiff album leaf. The first five mentioned photographs with Frith's series stamp. c1900. £18.00

  324. Maes Lllemystin Estate AN ACT for exonerating a certain Estate called Maes Llemystin, situate in the Parish of Llangadfan in the County of Montgomery, belonging to Charles Dallas Esquire, from the Claims of the Crown. Pages numbered 157-159, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Strahan, 1826. £12.00

  325. Montgomery AN ACT for Dividing, Allotting, and Inclosing, the Common Fields and Waste Lands within the manors of Mechen Iscoed and Plas y Dinas, in the County of Montgomery. 31pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. Separately paginated, docket title. 1789. £25.00
    The Lord of the Manor was the Earl of Powis.


  326. St. David's College AN ACT to enable His Majesty to grant certain Advowsons, Rectories and Vicarage in the several Counties of Carmarthen, Cardigan, and Pembroke.... to a College to be incorporated by Charter, to be called Saint David's College. 2pp. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1824. £8.00

  327. St. George's Harbour AN ACT to amend "St. George's Harbour Act 1853." Pages numbered 685-688, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1855. £10.00
    The St. George's Harbour Company was incorporated and authorized to make a Harbour at Llandudno with a railway line to connect to the Chester and Holyhead Railway.


  328. Swansea SOUVENIR OF THE OPENING OF THE GUILDHALL SWANSEA by His Royal Highness The Duke of Kent on the twenty-third day of October in the year one thousand nine hundred and thirty four. 46pp., size 12" x 9", gold and black card covers, covers rubbed at edges and spine, small splits at head and foot of spine, some creasing in front wrap with cracking of gold surface. Many illustrations, including two tipped-in colour plates of Brangwyn panels. 1934. £18.00
    The 'British Empire Panels' by Frank Brangwyn were originally intended for the Royal Gallery in the House of Lords. He planned to show the part played by the Empire in the Great War, but 'after two years' work on it, Mr Brangwyn, realising that the horror and miseries of war were best forgotten' changed the conception and painted the 16 panels to represent the glories of peace 'symbolic of the various peoples, flowers, fruits, plants and animals of the Empire'.


  329. Taff Vale Railway Company ISSUE OF FOUR PER CENT STOCK Prospectus for this share issue of £350,00 Preference Stock, 15th July, 1914, 1p, sm. folio, plus Form of Application and Receipt on adjoining leaf, together with a similar sheet for issue of Unalloted Balance, 27th February 1915. Folds. 1914-15. £12.00


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  330. Avon AN ACT for the better regulating the Navigation of the River Avon, running through the Counties of Warwick, Worcester and Gloucester.... 16pp plus cover leaf, disbound, Act of Parliament. Black letter. 1751. £15.00

  331. Bartholomew & Son, Pub. L M S MAP OF ENGLAND AND WALES Scale approx. 2" = 30 miles. Printed on thin paper, showing lines in heavy black with stations in red, size 27" x 23", folded to small 8vo. 2" repaired tear at top. c1910. £18.00

  332. Bedfordshire, Hertfordshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXV N.E/XXVII N.E. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 25" x 37", linen-backed and folding into sm. 4to cloth endpapers. Contours in red. 1925. £22.00

  333. Birmingham & Oxford Railway FOLDING MANUSCRIPT PLANS of part of the line, Fenny Compton to Birmingham each plan in ink heightened with colour, on tissue, backed with linen, size approx. 56" x 10", 10 plans. Cloth spine with morocco label, lacks boards. Each plan titled on front section, with number, the first plan is 'Fenny Compton to Harbury. 97-100', the last plan is 'Yardley to Birmingham 125 to 127', each one with GWR stamp to verso. n.d. probably 1860's. £95.00
    The plans show owners of land, water features, buildings etc. A few notes in pencil.


  334. Bootle and Broughton, Cumberland and Lancashire PARTICULARS OF SALE AND PLANS of Freehold and Customaryhold Land, Dwelling-Houses, and Cottages, to be Offered for Sale by Auction... 25th May, 1887. 5pp., plus two very large folding coloured plans. Folio, folded with docket title. 1887. £32.00
    The Vendors were the Trustees of the late Rev. J. Postlethwaite.

    CHARLES THE FIRST'S SECRETARY OF STATE

  335. Bristol and Bath STATEMENT OF ACCOUNT due to Sir E. Nicholas, Secretary of State, from his brother, Matthew Nicholas, Dean of Bristol, for the education and maintenance of his sons Ned and Harry. 3 pages folio (size 14" x 9"), written in a small neat hand. Folds, docket title on verso. First page titled 'Disbursements for my cosin Ned Nicholas from the 27 of November 1640. His diet was payd for untill Christmas followinge'. The first page and a half lists 44 items, with cost, and a total. Includes items of clothing 'for a pr. of Russet stockins', 'for 2 yds of freeze for a coat', 'for holland for bands and cuffs', 'for barbring', and payments to dancing and writing masters. Under this are items 'Disbursed to My brother John by yr direction', and on the facing page 'Disbursements for my cosin Harry', 7 items 'for coach hire to Bath and home againe at 45s a time', 'for the physicians advise and attendance in that time', 'for the guides of the Bath, and servants of the house', 'for diet drinke a perfumed cup, balmes, purging powder etc.', followed by sums for rents 'Due to me as Prebendary of Wherwell', and 6 items 'received' including 'From my Lady by yr. direction... £100', 'For Mr Secretary Vane and his mans fees for the kings hande to the petition of the Church of Bristoll' (this last has been crossed out). 1640-42. £160.00
    The total of receipts was £525 and of disbursements £116 and there is a note dated 23 Novemb. 1642 at the bottom 'Remayning due to mee from my Brother Doctor Nicholas Dean of Bristol.... fower hundred....' and his brother has endorsed it 'Ita est Mat: Nicholes'. Harry had presumably been sent to bathe in the waters at Bath, and remained there six weeks. According to 'The Dictionary of National Biography' Edward was born in 1624 and Henry in 1632. Sir Edward Nicholas (1593 - 1669) was principal Secretary of State to Charles I, and one of his main advisors, negotiating the Treaty of Uxbridge. After a period in exile in France, he later became Secretary of State to Charles II. Vane was the principal Secretary of State who went to Scotland with the King in August 1641.


  336. Bristol Coal Field GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet 106. Section from Kingston Seymour across Kenn Moor, through Nailsea, Flax Bourton and Bedminster... through St. Georges and the Bristol Coal-field to the Fish-Ponds in Gloucestershire. Scale 1" = 1000ft. Lithograph, hand-coloured, size 26" x 38". A faulty sheet, a section bottom right comprising two thirds of the bottom one of the three sections has been cut away, also affecting the key. 1875. £30.00
    The part missing in that from just after the Malago Pits and the Wells Road in Bristol to Fishponds.


  337. Bristol District GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF ENGLAND AND WALES Solid and Drift. Bristol District. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Parts of Sheet 250,251,264,265,280,281. Coloured map, on thick paper, overall size 42" x 34", folded. Vertical sections at sides, including sections of coalfields, sections in bottom margin. 1962. £18.00

  338. Bristol, North Somerset, Gloucestershire, South Wales GEOLOGICAL SURVEY OF GREAT BRITAIN. Sheet XXXV. Printed surface area approx. 24" x 29". Scale 1" to 1 mile. Fully hand-coloured engraving, key to colour in left margin. Additional Coal crops inserted Decr. 1872. Railways inserted to September 1887. Tear reaching 7" into map from bottom margin, repaired on verso. Slight browning along extreme top edge of margin. With the stamp of the Colouring Department, Ordnance Survey, with initials, on verso. c1887. £75.00
    Covers an area which includes Clevedon, Marshfield, Stonehouse and Chepstow, and part of the River Usk. Includes the coal measures running from Cromhall to Brislington.


  339. British Association LETTER to G. Griffiths, Esq. from the Duke of Bedford, dated Bolton Abbey 2nd August 1871. Says he will be pleased to accept the office of Vice President for the meeting at Brighton. Signed 'Devonshire'. 2p., sm. 8vo. 1871. £8.00

  340. Buckingham and Bedford GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. XLVI.N.W. Fully hand-coloured map, scale 1" to 1 mile, size approx. 13" x 15", plus wide margins, key in left-hand margin. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1901. £25.00

  341. Cabinet maker BILL of G. Potbury, Cabinet Maker, to Mr. Le Marchant, March - Dec. 1804. 3p, small folio, approx. 100 items listed, including repairs. Receipt attached. 1804. £18.00
    Items include '1 dressing table 3 drawers...', 'making and quilting mattress', 'washing and carding wool for two mattresses', 'two nursing chairs'.


  342. Chemistry and Physics TWO BOOKS OF NOTES probably made by a student of science. One 7" x 4", 35 pages in a neat hand, from 'Dr Turner's Chemistry' and 'Reene's Essay on Torpidity', square piece cut from corner of back wrap and blank pages at end... together with... similar notebook in the same hand, 30 pages, untitled, on pulleys, mass, motion etc., with small diagrams in text. Both with limp calf wraps. c1840. £28.00
    At the end of the second book is a historical note 'I rec'd the following information when visiting Peterborough Cathedral in 1832'.


  343. Coinage AN ACT for Reviving and Continuing Two former Acts for Encouragement of Coynage. 2pp, disbound, with floral initial letter, plus cover leaf, some slight browning. Pages numbered 63,64. Lacks stitching, cover leaf detached, cover leaf rather frayed at top right corner due to damp. Wormhole. 1685. £9.00

  344. Continental Tour A TOUR ON THE CONTINENT by G.T. Manuscript on 44p., 4to, marbled boards, calf on spine torn, calf missing from corners. Numerous blank pages at end. Account of a trip of seven weeks, visiting cities in Belgium, Germany, and, finally, Paris. c1880. £65.00
    The writer starts by making fun of the fashion for travelling 'We must keep moving, as the London policemen take care to tell us. Standing still is forbidden, and even loitering looks suspicious... no wonder that one evening in June last I found myself on board the Ostend Mail boat...' The major part of the account is a trip on the Rhine. There is an interesting description of how timber is cut and floated down to Holland, the trees forming 'floating islands'. '4 or 500 rowers and assistants are required. These are directed by pilots & the proprietor... poultry, pigs, & other small deer from members of the party... they are never less than 600 ft. long. They frequently sell for £25 or £30,000...'


  345. Corsica LA CORSE Album Souvenir. 16 sepia photographic views, published by 'LL'. Stiff wraps, with gold embossed title, size 6" x 9". Tissue guards. c1910. £10.00

  346. Costume BILL for drapery items. 10 items listed in manuscript on small 4to sheet. Marked at bottom 'this bill paide'. August 31 1672. £16.00
    Includes 'for calico to line', 'for makeinge the petycoate'.


  347. Crimean War LETTER to Colonel Neel, English consul at Varna (Bulgaria), from Mon. Soureau(?), commander of the French troops at Varna. Letter in French, dated Varna, 22nd July, 1856, bidding him goodbye and saying he will always remember his fine character, and thanking him for his service. 15 lines, 1p., sm. folio, folds. First letters of signature illegible. 1856. £24.00
    '...combien j'ai ete honore et heureux de faire ici votre connaissance...' Varna was the headquarters of the British and French campaign in the Crimean War (1854-6). Possibly Colonel James Neill, who returned to India in 1857 and played a notoriously ruthless part in putting down the Indian rebellion of that year.


  348. Culling family LETTER from H. Culling to Paul Joderel, March 22nd, 1716, saying his father had ordered him to give Mrs Spackman two guineas now and then 'to prevent her being troublesome', so he asks Joderel to give her that sum. 1p, sm. 4to, address panel on verso on conjoint leaf, with only name and one illegible place-name. Receipted at the bottom with the next day's date by Elizabeth Spackman... together with... Receipt signed by Charles Culling saying he has received from Paul Jodrell, one of the Trustees of his neice Mrs Elizabeth Culling deceased the sum of £20 due by an annuity left by his mother Mrs Emma Culling. Jan. 3rd, 1716. Signed and witnessed. 8 lines, oblong 8vo... together with ... letter to Paul Joderell from H. Culling, saying he does not know 'when I shall receive my Quarteridge for my place' and asks him to send him 4 gns. Receipted by R. Gill as having received the money for Culling. Addressed on verso. 8 lines on 4to sheet... together with... Another letter asking for money 'I have no Money for my Pocket...', November, 1716, receipted by Robt. Gill as having received 2 guineas for Mr Culling's use. The latter three letters mounted on blue album leaf, lightly glued down left edge only. 3 items. 1716. £34.00

  349. Davie Estates, Devon and Cornwall AN ACT for vesting parts of the Estates of Sir John Davie Baronet, deceased, in Trustees, upon Trust to be sold, and for laying out the Purchase Money... in the Purchase of other Estates... 27pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1839. £15.00
    Includes an 8pp schedule of the lands and tenants concerned at Exeter, Hollacombe, Brixton, Marleigh, Holsworthy and Bittiscombe.


  350. Dean Forest, Windsor Great Park, Crown Properties INDECES TO THE REPORT From the Select Committee on Woods and Forests and Land Revenues of The Crown. Pages numbered 317 to 357, printed wraps, folio, sewn. Paper slightly chipped at bottom right corner of the first few leaves, old library stamp on wrap. Ordered, by the House of Commons, to be Printed, 26 July 1889. £26.00
    Includes 4p. on Dean Forest, Although basically an index, there is still a deal of detailed information in the format, for example 'Opinion that the position of affairs in Dean Forest as regards the free miners' rights is a disastrous one.. Culley 378-384... Desirability of the free-miner mode of tenure being brought to an end; opinion that the Government should in 1838 have limited the free miners' rights to the shallow workings only, Brown 779-781... Statement that there are forty-four working coal mines and sixteen working iron mines in the forest, there being 160 gales not-working... '.


  351. Debtors AN ACT for the Relief of certain Insolvent Debtors. 28pp., disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. 1804. £12.00

  352. East India Company AN ACT to regulate the Bonds issued by the East India Company, with respect to the Rate of Interest, and Duty payable thereon. Pages numbered 9-10, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1803. £11.00

  353. Fire Engines FABRIQUE SPECIALE DE POMPES A INCENDIE & ACCESSOIRES Ancienne Maison Bouchard L. Guinand, Succr. Ingenieur, Quai de la Charite, 42, Lyon. 4pp., 4to, with fine large illustrations of fire engines, one showing a fireman in full gear standing by it, another with 6 firemen on a cart pulled by a galloping horse, towing a fire-engine. Detailed description with columns for measurements. On the last page is a long list of the towns and villages supplied, arranged by departement. Imp. B. Arnaud, Lyon. Late 1870's. £40.00

  354. First World War DESPATCH from His Majesty's Ambassador at Berlin respecting the rupture of Diplomatic Relations with the German Government. 5pp., folio, folded with docket title 'Miscellaneous. no. 8... Presented to both Houses of Parliament... August 1914. The letter was from Sir E. Goschen to Sir Edward Grey. 1914. £15.00

  355. Foreign Protestants AN ACT to amend an Act, made in the the Twenty-ninth Year of the Reign of King George the Second, intituled, An Act to enable His Majesty to grant Commissions to a certain Number of Foreign Protestants who have served Abroad as Officers or Engineers, to act and rank as Officers or Engineers in America only, under certain Restrictions and Qualifications. Single sheet, pages numbered 141-142, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1797. £16.00

    EARL OF BRISTOL

  356. Frederick, Fourth Earl of Bristol and Bishop of Derry LETTER beginning 'My dear Sir', signed 'Bristol', undated. 17 lines in an elegant hand on 1p., 4to, folds, blank conjoint leaf. To an unknown correspondent, but possibly one of the Clarke family of Chipley Park. Tipped onto a folded ruled sheet of paper at the top corners only of the blank conjoint leaf. Says he would like to see that 'Bijoux of a Poem', 'Mont Blanc', that he is still in bed and 'being no Stoick' finds pain a great evil '& Tom Pain at this moment an almost Incurable Evil'. Asks if two men could bring over his celebrated print and carry it back without any Risk, as although he is a subscriber 'alas too distant to avail myself of my subscription'. Edmeads & Pine watermark. c1790. £70.00
    A pencil note on the back of the letter states that a letter from the Bishop of Derry is 'extremely rare, all his correspondence in the possession of the family having been purposely destroyed'. However there are papers of his in the Northern Ireland archives office. The 'Earl Bishop' was a great art collector, and eccentric (the number of hotels named 'Bristol' on the continent are supposed to mark his wanderings). The poem referred to is presumably not the one by Shelley, as that was not published until 1813. The first paragraph of the letter humourously refers to 'Lord Chatham' and Chipley (possibly Chipley Park in Somerset, seat of the Clarke family): 'if you are afraid that Lord Chatham should undergo a second Deliquium by travelling from Chipley hither will you at least trust me with that elegant Poem upon The Mont Blanc... if you have not faith enough to move mountains, you may at least have Friendship enough...'. The 'Lord Chatham' referred to may well have been Bartolozzi's large print from Copley's painting 'The Death of the late Lord Chatham', (1791), which showed Chatham expiring surrounded by a crowd of noble Lords.


  357. Gabbitas, Thring & Co. PUPILS' DEPARTMENT Prospectus, setting out their services. 2pp., 4to. The second page is a list of Patrons, with asterisks denoting parents of pupils placed by the firm. c1900. £12.00

  358. Garnet (J), Publisher VIEWS OF THE ENGLISH LAKES Fifteen engraved views. Lacks wraps. Decorative title with two soldiers. Size of views approx. 3" x 5", overall size 5" x 9". Tissue guards c1850. £35.00
    Four of the pages have double views in two adjacent circles. Includes Mill on the Stock, Ambleside; Barrow Fall; Dungeon Ghyll; Rydal Water; Windermere.


  359. Geological Survey AN ACT to facilitate the Completion of a Geological Survey of Great Britain and Ireland, under the Direction of the First Commissioner for the Time being of Her Majesty's Woods and Works. 4pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1845. £15.00

  360. Great Northern Railway BOOK OF RENTS for individuals renting property, parcels of land, pipes, water, etc., from the Company. Under the following headings: Nottingham Canal, Grantham Canal, Ambergate Railway, Luton Dunstable & Welwyn Junction Railway Co., Bourne and Essendine Railway Co. 14 double-page spreads with printed columns for Name, Address, Description of Property, Annual Rent, Quarterly Rent Received, When paid etc., Remarks, completed in manuscript. Number of entries varies: The Nottingham Canal has 60 rents, whilst the Bourne Railway has only one. Remarks. Ledger size 14" x 21", half calf, very rubbed, cloth spotty, boards buckled at bottom corner, brown damp-stain on pages throughout, affecting bottom part of columns closest to the joint, affecting columns for 'When Paid' and 'Ending at Lady-Day', although the ink is only very faded, and the figures are just legible. 1863. £60.00
    The label is missing from the front board, but as all the Companies listed were owned by the GNR at that time it is probable that these rents were paid to them. Rents paid include: Armitage and Bowman, Fellmongers and Tanners, for water taken from the Canal into their works near Trent Lock; John Hall & Sons, Sawyers, for water to work steam engines; for 'Dock in the Castle Pond (all Nottingham Canal); Hopkins and Co. for a wharf at Fosse Lock Coal Yard, Grantham Canal.


  361. Greenland Fishery AN ACT for encouraging the Greenland Fishery. 2pp, disbound, black letter, plus cover leaf. Some off-setting. 1732. £15.00

  362. Hampshire & Berkshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 30". Linen-backed and folding to 4to, silk edging tape, frayed in places. Section at top right 5" deep butted in from a quarter sheet and extending out 3" from edge at right. Two railways drawn in in red ink. A 3" and a 1" split in linen at one fold. Electrotype 1879-82. £28.00
    Covers Basingstoke, Hungerford, Wokingham.


  363. Hanging of Criminals AN ACT to abolish the Practice of hanging the Bodies of Criminals in Chains 2pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1834. £16.00

  364. Hester Stanhope EXTRACT referring to Lady Hester Stanhope, and Mr Bankes encounters with the Bedouin, noted at the end as being from 'Letters from the Mediterranean', published in the 'Gloucestershire Repository' for 1817. Manuscript in a small neat hand, 1p, 4to. 1817 or later. Paper watermarked 1814. £10.00
    'She goes about dressed as a Male Turk, and rides crossed legged on an Arabian Charger...'.


  365. Illumination SUPPLEMENT TO ILLUSTRATED LIST OF ILLUMINATED ADDRESSES and Testimonials. 4to, wraps, 43pp., illustrating photographically 44 specimens of highly decorative illuminated presentation certificates etc. c1920. £16.00

  366. Jordan (Henry K.) SOUTH WALES COALFIELD Three large colour-printed geological sections, linen-backed, rolled, comprising: (i) Glamorganshire Area. Horizontal Section, Cefn Coed-y-Cymmer to Pencoed, scale 16 chains to one inch. Size 90" x 22" printed in 7 colours, with small index map and geological key; (ii) Monmouthshire Area. Horizontal Section, Rhymney to Cwmbran. Scale 880 feet - 1 inch; Size 96" x 22", printed in 7 colours, index map and geological key; (iii) South Wales Coalfield, Vertical Sections. Scale 100ft. to 1 inch. Sections of Swansea and Neath, Tondu, Ogmore-Fach, Monmouthshire Pen-y-Fan and Forest of Dean districts. Size 62" x 18". 3 items. South Wales Institute of Engineers, 1908. £160.00 -- See Illustration
    Scarce. Shows collieries, rivers, veins, position of roads, faults etc.


  367. Kent and Surrey ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 6" to 1 mile, 27" x 46", linen backed and folding to 8vo, cloth wraps, red contours. Some areas outlined in colour and shaded. The top left hand corner, 8" square, is blank. Revision of 1930. £16.00
    Covers Croydon, West Wickham, Hayes, part of Beckenham.


  368. Land Forces AN ACT for the better Recruiting Her Majesties Land Forces and the Marines, for the Year One thousand seven hundred and five. 6pp., cover leaf, attractive floral initial letter. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1704. £24.00
    Amongst other measures laid down that 'All harvest-Labourers and all Persons working at hay-harvest and Corn-harvest work... shall not be Impressed...'


  369. Legal case LETTER from Dr. Thomas Hulbert, Speen Hill, 19th Dec. 1773, to Joseph Hill, Chancery Office London. 3p., small 4to, 45 lines, in an untidy hand, address on verso. Pasted down left hand edge only to a large 4to album leaf... together with... LETTER.... with address panel, with Sherborne postmark, to Doctor Hulbert at Speenhill, near Newbury, from John Rutherford. Dec. 11th 1773. 3p., 4to, paper brittle and browned at edges, shipped where seal broken with loss of a couple of words. Copies out a details of a case concerning a marriage settlement, with lawyer's opinion, and gives his own view on the case, which concerned claim by the son of a first marriage to money from his deceased mother's estate, after she had married a second time. Says he had drunk tea with the parties concerned 'at the Bell Savage on Ludgate Hill' and waited for Dr. Hulbert to come the next day to execute a deed, which he failed to do. 1773. £45.00
    The first letter points out an ambiguity in a letter he is enclosing stating a case where the lawyers made 'two distinct sentences of one only, which single sentence clearly observ'd, shews the very reverse of his opinion'.... you will be pleased to keep Mr R--d's letter, as I think it must make a curious figure in a court of Chancery shd. it come to that issue...'. Refers to a payment of £500 to 'T.R' which he disputes 'if this opinion takes place it must prove a Base Collusion from the beginning betwixt all Partys in the wording of it (my wife excepted).'


  370. Lethbridge & Ashley Estates A PARTICULAR OF SOME LANDS IN SOMERSET AND DORSET belonging to Messrs Lethbridge & Ashley 1792. Sm. 8vo notebook giving details of 13 farms with name & acreage of each field, coppice, etc. and name of tenant. Includes farms at Henstridge, Preston Plucknett, Nether Compton, Buckhorn Weston, Beaminster, Symonsbury. 19pp in a neat hand, plus blanks, marbled wraps with MS title on label on front wrap. 1792. £32.00

  371. Locks AN ACT for rendring the Laws more effectual for punishing such persons as shall wilfully, and maliciously pull down, or destroy Turnpikes for repairing Highways, or Locks or other Works for making Rivers Navigable. 4pp, disbound, plus cover leaf. Black letter. 1735. £16.00

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


  373. Lyme Regis, Lydlinch MORTGAGE of Messuages Farms and Lands in Dorset Somerset and Devon for securing £6000 and Interest. Revd. H. Yeatman of Stock Gaylord Dorset to Revd. J. Daintry Vicar of Putney, Wiltshire, and J. Du Boulay of Holwell, Somerset. Made in pursuance of an Act of Parliament. Properties include Summerleaze Estate at Kilmington, Devon, newly-built house in Lyme Regis on Uplyme Road, houses in Vicarage St., Yeovil, and Holwell, and house and orchards at Lydlinch in Dorset. 23 ms pages, folio, secured with pin. Contemporary copy. 21st Aug. 1845. £25.00

  374. Manuscript COMMONPLACE BOOK Titled 'Common-place Book Vol. III. 9th February 1872.' on fly-leaf. Notebook, size 8" x 6", marbled boards, half calf, lacks spine. 210 pages, plus index. Entries dated from the 1870's to 1907. £36.00
    Contains much on religion, and was possibly kept by a clergyman. Includes extracts on Mohammedanism, Buddha, Darwin, baptism, quotes from Ouida, Conan Doyle, R.D. Blackmore, Froude, copy of a song 'Bill Brady' 'The above by a Cambridge undergraduate was given to me by Mr Bond a Cambridge student & passenger with me on board the 'Sobraon' June 1881.'


  375. McLeod and Allen Publishers 100 GLIMPSES OF TORONTO Queen City of Canada. 48 pages of photographic views. Titles and some basic information printed below view, index to Contents. Original red boards with decorative floral gilt title, Size 7" x 9". c1910. £20.00

  376. (Moll, H) BRITANNIA SAXONICA Engraved by M. Burghers. Size 7" x 10" plus margins. Shows England and Wales, title cartouche with three warrior top left, vignette of king on throne top right, Saxon alphabet down left. Central fold. 1720. £40.00
    From Cox's Magna Britannia.


  377. Northamptonshire, Buckinghamshire, Oxfordshire AN ACT for disafforesting the Forest of Whittlewood otherwise Whittlebury. Pages numbered 421-432, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre, and William Spottiswoode, 1853. £12.00

  378. Pontnewynydd to Newport Canal AN ACT for making and maintaining a Navigable Cut or Canal from, or from some Place near Pontnewyndd, into the River Usk, at or near the Town of Newport, and a Collateral Cut or Canal from the same, at or near a Place called Cryndau Farm, to or near to Crumlin Bridge, all in the County of Monmouth; and for making and maintaining Rail Ways, or Stone Roads, from such Cuts or Canals, to several Iron Works and Mines, in the Counties of Monmouth and Brecknock. Cover leaf + pages numbered 2619-2757, a folding Schedule of Houses, Gardens, and Orchards, to be taken down or cut through. With Names and Residence of Owners and Occupiers. 4 pages with brown spotting, some leaves with paper slightly darkened and printing off-set. 1792. £40.00
    Other copies of this Act we have seen have a ten-page Index, not present here.


  379. Population of Great Britain AN ACT for taking an Account of the Population of Great Britain, and of the Increase or Diminution thereof. 7pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1820. £12.00

  380. Presentation to the Pope LETTER to Mrs Stevens, 10 S. Bastianello, Rome, from (Miss?) Grant, English College, March 14th 1846 explaining the protocol, dress, etc. for their forthcoming audience with the Pope. 1p, 8vo, 13 lines... together with... a note dated 13th February from Mr Kestner saying the presentation to the Pope for which he has already sent the list is only for gentlemen, and he has had to put off the one for ladies, and enquiring about names, etc. 3p, small 8vo. 1846. £16.00
    'Will you have the goodness to meet me at the place where the Swiss Guard is stationed (above the Colonnade)... the dress required must be of full black, with a veil... the ceremonial is to kneel on one knee at the door... and then at the Pope's feet...'


  381. Promissory Notes AN ACT for giving like Remedy upon Promissory Notes, as is now Used upon Bills of Exchange, and for the better Payment of Inland-Bills of Exchange. 7pp., small folio, black letter, cover leaf, first page with attractive initial letter with flowers, decorative headpiece at top of page. Act of Parliament. 1704. £22.00
    Paginated pp. 183-189.


  382. Public Libraries and Museums AN ACT for enabling Town Councils to establish Public Libraries and Museums. 5pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1850. £12.00

  383. Railway Gauge AN ACT for regulating the Gauge of Railways. 3p, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1846. £12.00

  384. River Tamar, Devon and Cornwall LEGAL CASE relating to a dispute over the responsibility to repair Boyton Bridge, over which passed the road between 'North Petherwyn and Hatherleigh'. 1p, large folio, folds, docket title. Some slight wear at one fold with loss of a few letters. 1786? £40.00
    Notes various judgements in the past, including that the western side was to be repaired by the 'inhabitants of the County of Cornwall' and the eastern side by Devon, and that 'there was a publick survey called and held abt. 60 years since at the place for building the new bridge... and set the same to one Palmer a Mason of Lyfton for £100.' Concludes that the bridge is in decay 'and that severall persons and Horses had been drownd there and many others in danger of their lives'. Lists some witnesses to be called to support the points down the right hand side. Apparently there had been disputes over responsibility for the bridge since it was built in the sixteenth century.


  385. Royal Navy SERVICE AND TESTIMONIALS OF CHARLES THOMAS SIMPSON KEVERN Staff Surgeon, Royal Navy. 4pp., folio, printed in columns, showing name of Ship, Commander, Addition to Service Testimonials (references from the Commander). c1860. £20.00
    Keverne served in the West India, West Coast of Africa, on a Convict Ship 'Dudbrook' to Australia, etc. 'He conducted himself very much to my satisfaction. His care and attention to the sick on board, on the trying station (Coast of Africa) was beyond all praise... Thos. Hope, Captain.'


  386. Slave Trade AN ACT for carrying into effect a Treaty with the King of the French and the King of Denmark for suppressing the Slave Trade. 15pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1835. £15.00

  387. Somerset and Gloucestershire SKETCH MAP showing the location of some coal pits. A very basic sketch plan in ink on waxed cotton, size 36" x 50", following the course of the River Avon from Bristol to Bath, with some landmarks such as Queen Square, Troopers Hill, Victoria Park, Spelter Works, shown, and pits in the area marked with a small circle (not all pits shown). Includes Easton Pit, Deep Pit, Starveall, Hanham, California, Golden Valley etc. A level is shown at Barr's Court. c1900. £20.00

  388. Somerset and Gloucestershire MANUSCRIPT MAP of the Oldland and Willsbridge area, showing the area from Hinton Green and Cowhorn Hill south to the River Avon. Basic plan, in ink on waxed cotton, size 68" x 42". Shows roads in buff, buildings in pink. Each plot or field numbered. Shows Coal Wharf on Avon with a track in a red dotted line leading up to Willsbridge. Shows Oldland Chapel and The Pound, ponds near the Chapel, and a portion of wide 'rail road' in red just to the south. There is hardly any labelling on the map. The bottom half of the map has very little indicated, just the river Avon. This area is very foxed. c1880. £35.00
    The track marked in red leading to the wharf is probably the route of the Dramway which took coal from the South Gloucestershire pits to Londonderry Wharf on the Avon.


  389. Taunton to Topsham Canal AN ACT for making a Navigable Canal from the River Exe, near the Town of Topsham, in the County of Devon, to the River Tone, near the Town of Taunton, in the County of Somerset; and for cleansing and making navigable a certain Part of the said River Tone; and for making Certain Cuts from the said Canal. Cover leaf + pages numbered 487-548, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1796. £55.00
    sbot for 38 cat 39.The first Act for the Grand Western Canal. Contains a 3pp schedule of the land and owners/occupiers concerned.


  390. The Chemist and Druggist (Pub.) THE CHEMIST AND DRUGGIST DIARY 1921. 492 pp., 4to. Blindstamped cloth boards. With Trade Directory, Buyers Guide, Pharmaceutical Formulas, information on relevant Acts of Parliament, etc., and numerous advertisements, some on pink paper. Diary section unused. 1921. £30.00

  391. Thompson & Co. THE IDOLICE CONFECTIONER Edited by 'Craftsman'. Catalogue and recipe book of cake decoration manufacturer, aimed at bakeries. 19pp, 4to, illusts. Some stab holes in front wrap. 1930's. £8.00

  392. Turnpike Roads AN ACT to explain and amend an Act... to amend the general Laws now in being for regulating Turnpike Roads... 40pp., sm. folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1823. £12.00

  393. Unstead (Prof. J.F) & Taylor (E.G.R) (Edited by) EUROPE. DENSITY OF POPULATION Phillips Series of Comparative Wall Atlases. Size 33" x 44", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 15" x 12", brass eyelets at corners for hanging. Scale 100 miles = 1". Printed in 7 bright colours to show 7 ranges of density... together with... EUROPE. CLIMATE - Summer Conditions. Shows rainfall, isobars, winds... together with... EUROPE. Temperature... together with... EUROPE. COMMERCIAL DEVELOPMENT. Brightly coloured to show Highly developed Mining, Industrial and Commercial Regions, Agricultural and Mixed Farming, etc., symbols for coal, iron, petrol areas, and for value of exports from ports; railways, steamship routes etc... together with... EUROPE. NATURAL VEGETATION. 5 items. The London Geographical Institute. n.d. 1950's. £30.00

  394. Yorkshire, Cheshire MAP OF RESERVOIRS Untitled lithographically printed map in black and two colours, showing some reservoirs in red, some in blue. Size 22" x 32". Shows roads, railways, rivers. Covers area from Chesterfield to Holmfirth. c1910. £18.00


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