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Eton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 25" to 1 mile, size 26" x 37", Sheet Berks. XXXII.5/Bucks. LVI.5. Revision of 1932. £16.00
¶ Shows River Thames, part of Eton, Windsor Race Course with grandstand etc.
Snelsmore CATALOGUE OF VALUABLE LIVE & DEAD FARMING STOCK Horses, Pigs, Growing Crops of Wheat and Oats... 4 Powerful Cart Horses... 23 Acres of Nursery & Trump Wheat.... 4pp., sm. 8vo. 1863. £12.00
¶ Prices entered in ink.
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Ashmead (Geo. C.), Surveyor PLANS OF PREMISES in and adjoining to the City of Bristol belonging to the Feoffees of Terrill & Foskett's Estate, and the Feoffees of The Bodenham Estate, and Broadmead Meeting House &c. Size 14" x 19", with 6 pages of detailed lithographed plans, including Broadmead Meeting House, King Street Baptist Meeting House, Castle Green, West St., Bedford Place, plus 2pp. of text, 5pp. of Schedules, decorative lithographed title page. Plain wraps, traces of two vertical folds. 1878. £45.00
¶ Not in Matthews's Bristol Bibiography, or Hyett & Bazeley's Manual of Gloucestershire Literature.
Bedford (T), Published by COOKE'S FOLLY Sketched from Nature by T. Hulley. Lithograph, printed surface size 7" x 10", plus margins, in a buff mount, size of mount 12" x 16". c1840. £80.00
¶ Shows a stone wall in the foreground with a man leaning on it looking at the view, ships on the Avon, and the Severn and the Welsh hills in the distance. Cooke's Folly slightly to the right of the picture.
Bristol Boundaries REPORT UPON THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY of the City of Bristol. 10pp, with 4 hand-coloured plans by R.K. Dawson, on 2 sheets. Scales 4" and 1" to 1 mile. Folio, recent paper boards. 1832. £36.00
Earl of Aberdeen LETTER to a Mr Wilson, signed 'Aberdeen', on notepaper printed with 'Haddo House, Aberdeen', asking him if he can recommend a hotel in Clifton where he can stay with his wife, who has been recovering from a serious illness. 4p., 8vo. Jan. 8, 1890. £8.00
¶ 'What my wife requires is as much seclusion as possible with quiet drives and walks, with sketching etc.'
Friese Greene CARTE DE VISITE PORTRAIT Showing a lady with a little girl. Photograph faded and spotty. Name 'Friese Greene' printed below photograph, and on verso printed with 'Friese Greene Photographic Institute, opposite Buckingham Place, Queens' Road, Clifton' with address in Bath and Plymouth in smaller lettering. c1880. £20.00
¶ In pencil on the back is 'Elsie Mary Bennett with nannie circa 1881.'
Horner (Joshua), lith. VIEW OF THE ROCKS FROM CLIFTON DOWN Lithograph from a drawing by S. Jackson, showing a view up the gorge from a view-point near the Observatory, three figures in foreground, Cook's Folly in the distance. Size 7" x 9", in green card mount. Published by G. Davey, Bristol. Lithographed by Day & Haghe. c1840. £60.00
Queen Square ASSIGNMENT by way of Mortgage of a Messuage or Dwelling House Warehouse Lofts and Premises in Queen Square and Little King Street. William Winter to Sarah Taylor and others. Two large vellum sheets, some browning, small wax seal. 1835. £15.00
¶ Concerned the site on the north side of Queen Square where some buildings had burnt down.
Tucker Street, St. Thomas ASSIGNMENT by Peregrine Palmer, of Fairfield in Somerset, of his part and share in Brewhouse in Tucker Street Bristol to Mr Isaac Hobhouse, Merchant, of Bristol. 3 vellum sheets, size 26" x 31", 2 good armorial wax seals. First page with some light damp spotting and short splits at folds in two places. Outside where titled rather dustmarked. 1743. £30.00
¶ Concerns 'all that late sugarhouse with five several messuages thereto belonging... two old messuages in Tucker Street purchased of John Rayner Paper Merchant...' The old messuages had been pulled down and a 'Malthouse, Brewhouse and Distillhouse.... for the carrying on of the Arts Mysteries of Maltmaking, Brewing and Distilling' was built. Seven people became partners in the business.
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Astley family PRESENTATION VOLUME recording subscribers to the gift of a Silver Inkstand to H.J. Delaval Astley on the occasion of his Coming of Age, March 3rd 1909, with list of Residents and Tenant Farmers, and for a Silver Cigarette Case, with names of the Cottage Tenants. 4 card leaves, plus blanks, in morocco bound 4to volume. Written in red and blue. 1909. £15.00
¶ The Ellesborough Golf Club is listed among the first group of Subscribers.
High Wycombe REPORT UPON THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY Sm. folio, disbound, 2pp and plan, coloured in outline, scale 4" to 1 mile. Off-setting on last page. 1837. £20.00
Winchenden, Chearsley etc. ABSTRACT of the Settlement on the Marriage of Revd. G. Gorham with Miss Jane Martyn. 7 pages, folio, folded with docket title. 1855. £15.00
¶ Details indentures from 1827 and relates to lands in Winchenden, Chearsley, Shabbington and Oakley.
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Cambridge, Swaffham Prior ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile, Sheet No. LI S.W., size 13" x 19" plus wide margins. O.S. blindstamp 1867. £20.00
Chatteris, Dodington AN ACT for imbanking and draining certain Fen Lands and Low Grounds, within the Parishes of Chatteris and Dodington, and Hamlet of Wimblington, in the Isle of Ely... and for dividing... the Commons and Waste Lands... of Wimblington. 56pp., plus cover leaf. Black letter, disbound. 1791. £22.00
Ely AN ACT for more effectual Draining and Preserving of several Fen Lands and Field Lands in the Bounds of Whitlesey in the Isle of Ely.... 20pp., plus cover leaf, Black letter, slight off-setting, disbound. 1749. £12.00
Ely, Cottenham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile, Sheet No. LI N.W., size 13" x 19" plus wide margins. O.S. blindstamp 1859. £20.00
¶ Also covers a part of Huntingdon, including most of St. Ives.
Tid St. Giles TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION At the Bull Inn, Long Sutton, March 20th, 1868.... All that Freehold Farm.... containing 55 Acres, situate in Tid St. Giles Fen.... Auction notice printed on one side of blue small folio sheet. 1868. £10.00
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Alsager AN ACT for enclosing the Commons and Waste Lands in the Manor and Township of Alsager in the Parish of Barthomley.... 29pp, docket title dusty, disbound. 1821. £20.00
Lymm PARTICULARS OF FREEHOLD FARMS AND LANDS, In Lymm.... which will be sold by Auction by Mr. R. Winstanley, At Ladyman's Hotel, in Bridge Street, Manchester, On Wednesday, the 25th day of July, 1838. Small folio, 3pp, docket title, folds. Swinnerton, Printer, Knutsford. 1838. £20.00
¶ Comprises Little Heatley, Great Heatley Farms, 10 fields. Lists details of the acreage and the property in the 3 lots.
Lymm PARTICULARS of Freehold Farms and Lands at Lymm.... which will be Sold by Auction..... at the House of Mr Gilbert, The Jolly Thrasher, at Broom Edge.... 27th day of October, 1836.... 3pp., folio, plus docket title, which is at top and bottom. 1836. £30.00
¶ With Schedules of 4 Lots listing field names and acreage.
Middlewich ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXX N.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. Small blue 'Record Map' stamp in margin. O.S. blindstamp 1897. £18.00
Nantwich Station (?) PHOTOGRAPH of a group of 16 station staff posed as a group on a platform, track on the left with steam train approaching in the distance, the men wearing uniform have 'L & N.W' on their hats and lapels. Others wear bowler or flat caps. One is obviously the station master. Size 6" x 8", mounted on thick card, one corner of card chipped away. Some very slight browning at centre of image, but details very crisp. Inscribed on verso 'Nantwich (courtesy J.B. Gandern)'. c1900 or slightly earlier. £26.00
¶ There is no Nantwich sign visible in the photo, but it should be possible from the architecture to check that attribution.
Sandbach PARTICULARS OF SALE AND PLAN of Valuable Freehold Land, House, Smith & Buildings at Arclid, near Sandbach..... to be Sold by Auction.... 26th day of October, 1887. 2pp., folio, plus docket title, 1p. hand-coloured plan, 2p. Conditions of Sale on blue paper sewn in at rear. Attractively printed in blue. 1887. £35.00
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Bodmin area ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXX, covering the area from Boscastle to Luxulyan. Trimmed to border at left and right edges, folded vertically in three, tear 4" into engraved surface at bottom, neatly repaired on verso. Whatman watermark 1855. £32.00
Bodmin REPORT ON THE BOROUGH AND TOWN OF BODMIN 2pp., with folding map, coloured in outline. Scale 2" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1832. £24.00
Camborne LETTER from Mr. Geo. Jeffery to Mr. Stephens of Devonport, saying he is determined to get out of mining and listing three lots of shares resigned on which the Calls are paid to October. 1p 4to, folded, integral address panel, Camborne postmark, tear where seal broken, repaired. 1838. £16.00
Camelford LEASE of a dwelling house lately erected, with 'pump place.... lately dugg in late John Fords Garden hedge', John Wallis of Lanteglos by Camelford to John Sloggat of the Burrough of Camelford, Cordwinder (cordwainer?). Vellum, 14" x 17", chipped wax seal, some foxing spots. Various later receipts for sale of remainder of lease etc. on verso. 1736. £24.00
Cornish Tin Mines OFFER OF THE EMPLOYERS' FEDERATION to the Workers on the Mines. Printed 4to sheet detailing the present wages, rise per week etc for 7 grades of men, with additional concessions. States that if these terms are not accepted "the responsibility must rest with the men of certain Mines closing down never to re-open again". Mar. 16th 1920.... With.... Employers Federation. Schedule of Wages adopted.... March 5th 1920. List upwards of 40 jobs at the Mines with rates. 2p, fscp., gestetnered, signed by Secretary. 1920. £14.00
Cornwall Railway CERTIFICATE OF £50 SHARE Printed on green paper, size 7" x 9", made out to John Nuttal of Pimlico. Signed by Secretary. Good impressed seal diameter 2", showing shield with besants, mining tools, Prince of Wales feathers. Three small stab holes top left, in blank area. 1846. £65.00
¶ The seal has the lettering 'Incorporated 1847'.
Feock and Stithians ASSIGNMENT of a tenement in Kellignothan in Feock, and a tenement called Carne in Stithians, William Hill of Falmouth to James Lenhathren. Two large vellum sheets, browned but completely legible, two wax seals. 1738. £16.00
¶ With record of payments on verso.
Gwennap BELL MINE, MERCHANTS LEDGER NO. 1 Ledger, sm. folio, half reversed calf, titled as above on morocco lettering piece. 118 pages of entries, plus many blanks at end, alphabetical Index. The first 60 pages are double page spreads with Debit on left, Credit on Right, later pages have both on same page. Includes payments made for cartridges, candles, different types of timber, tools, rope, fuse, stationery, drawing materials, printing, long lists of equipment bought from Harvey & Co. ('Arm for flywheel... £1.11s.8d', 'Tooth wheel for driving stamps... £5.14s.6d'). Firms include John Martyn & Son, East Basset Adventurers, Cornwall Blasting Powder Co., Cornwall Gunpowder Co. The latter part of the ledger has pages headed with the names of a large number of mines, with entries for explosives supplied (territe, detonators). Mines include: West Godolphin, Mounts Bay Consols, Pheonix Mines, New Great Work, Breage TIn Mine, Dolcoath, East Tregembo, New Trumpet, Kit Hill Tunnel Mine. 1871 - 1887. £280.00
Helston AUCTION POSTER advertising sale of house, workshop and stores in Wendron Street, in the occupation of Richard Hosking and James Hawke. Size 30" x 21", folds, some slight wear at one fold, off-setting of type. 1900. £14.00
Helston ORDER to the Overseers of the Poor of Helston by Thomas Glynn, J.P., to pay Mary Tonkin 1s a week being the 'usual and ordinary Price of one days Labour in Husbandry in the said County'. 18 lines, small folio, signed by Glynn, small papered seal, repaired 1" tear in blank area. Paper creased. 1782. £24.00
¶ Joseph Tonkin the husband was serving in the County Militia as a Substitute for Gilbert Hele Chilcott Gentleman.
Helston RECTOR'S COMMUTATION RENT CHARGE DUE 1st July 1846. 9 double-page spreads in manuscript on folio notebook with plain wraps, manuscript title, ruled in columns for Occupier, Situation of Property, Rent Charge Apportioned, Arrears, etc. 1846. £45.00
¶ Lists 123 occupiers. Families include Borlase, Bartle, Chynoweth, Dobb, Grylls, Libby, Priske, Penaluna, Vinicombe, Wedlock.
Helston THE CHURCHWARDENS AND OVERSEERS OF THE BOROUGH in acc. with G. Grylls & Co., Helston, on purchase of corn. 2p., sm. 4to, listing money due for 'samples of Barley', 'Capn. Clarks bill for freight', etc. Together with receipt of 1874 for corn ricks purchased by R. Mathews. 1801 and 1874. £12.00
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.
Liskeard REPORT ON THE BOROUGH AND TOWN OF LISKEARD. 2pp, with a folding plan by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline. Scale 2" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1832. £22.00
Lostwithiel BILL the Corporation of Lostwithiel to Richd. Rundle Constable. For expenses of Jury of the Inquest on the Body of Harry Goldsworthy, Constables fee, telegraph messuages to coroner etc. single 4to sheet, signed by Coroner. Oct. 1st. 1867. £16.00
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
Manaccan INVENTORY and Valuation of Farm Stock, Household Furniture and Effects at Kestle in the Parish of Manaccan. 3pp., folio. 1899. £9.00
¶ Refers to the estate of Joseph Jenkin, occupier, Colonel Tremayne owner.
Markets in Helston and Breage COPY OF CASE for Mr Burrough's opinion as to the right of holding a Market in Breage. Manuscript in a neat hand, 4 pages, small folio. 1814, this copy c1820. £35.00
¶ The writer says of Breage 'within a Short Distance of the village... is a mine called Wheal Veor, in which upwards of 400 persons are daily employed, who till within these few weeks must have applied to the Helston Market that being their nearest...' The writer quotes an anonymous Notice issued advertising the Market in Breage on Saturdays (miners' pay day) 'no doubt set afoot by some of the principal Agents in the Mines who have sufficient influence over the Tinners to command their attendance at whatever Market they may think proper' A person was sent by a Committee of Helston tradespeople to spy out Breage Market and saw 'Butchers Gardeners Bakers and a shoemaker'.
Mount's Bay Harbour AN ACT for extending the Term, and altering.... several Acts.... for constructing an Harbour in Mount's Bay... 7pp, disbound. 1821. £13.00
Parson (Thomas) Estates of AN ACT for Vesting Part of the settled Estate of Thomas Parson, Gentleman, and Honour, his Wife, in Trustees, to be sold for raising Portions for younger Children, and for laying out the Surplus, if any, in the Purchase of other Lands to be settled to the Uses of their Marriage-Settlement. 7pp, edges of paper ragged and brittle, disbound. (1756) £20.00
¶ Concerns lands within the parishes of Crowan, Illogan, Manackan, Saint Ives, Endellion, Kea, Penzance, and Manor of Trecarrell.
Penzance, Helston, Truro BILLS 21 bills with printed headings, 1891-3, sizes vary from small 8vo to 4to. Mostly made out to Mathews family of Marazion. Some headings very plain, others more decorative, such as one for J. Polglase, Furnishing Ironmongers, Falmouth, which illustrates firegrate, fender, range. Some with stab holes through heading. 1891-3. £35.00
¶ Includes John Toy, Meneage St. Iron and Brass Foundry, Helston; Camborne Posting Company; J. Bennetts, Colliery Agent, Penzance; Hill Grocers, Penzance.
Perranarworthal PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Properties which Messrs. Johns & Hocking will offer for Sale by Auction.... Truro, the 29th day of July, 1902. Folio, 6pp., folded. Two large coloured folding plans. 1902. £35.00
¶ Concerns properties in parishes of Perranarworthal, Kea, Gwennap. Includes tenement of Chycoose, Cusgarne; tenement at Terrandean; Miners' Arms Inn, Higher Bissoe, part of Greenwith, etc. at Perranarworthal.
Saint Keverne APPORTIONMENT OF THE RENT CHARGE IN LIEU OF TITHES in the Parish of Saint Keverne in the County of Cornwall. (xiii) + 59pp., large folio, lacks wraps. Printed in columns with Landowners, Occupiers, no. on Plan, Description, State of Cultivation, Quantity, Amount of Rent Charge. Wraps creased, front wrap ragged down right hand edge, pages dog-eared and dusty at corners, 3" tear in top margin throughout the volume. 1842 and 1844. £180.00
¶ Comprises three 'Schedules', 'Remainder of Lands', 'Summary'.
St. Agnes CONVEYANCE in fee of a tenement near Penhalls Mine, part of the Manor of Lambourne. Joshua Davey of Bochym to Alfred Penrose. 3p, folio, on vellum. Small sketch map on verso. 1897. £12.00
St. Minver BOND OF AWARD of Charles Ivey of St. Minver yeomen to Michael Gummow, Blacksmith, for £500. 1p. folio. Good black seal with bust. Not signed. 1801. £17.00
Stannary Administration AN ACT to make Provision for the better and more expeditious Administration of Justice in the Stannaries of Cornwall... 18pp, disbound. 1836. £13.00
Stannary Court A BILL Intituled An Act to amend and extend the Jurisdiction of the Stannary Court. 19pp., on blue paper. 1855. £14.00
Tresmeere A DIVISION made by Phillip Upton and Edmond Dodge of a tenement late in the tenure of John Launder of Tresmeere situate.... in Tresmeere consented to by John Speccott of Penheale and the said John Launder.... Bond of John Speccott whereby he consents to allow Launder enjoyment of his share. 1p., sm. folio, blank adjoining leaf with docket title. Sets out the partition of the property with lists of fields 'the boat Park' etc. Small wax seal, two diamond shaped damp stains obscuring a few words, ink slightly faded, but completely legible. 2nd Feb. 1672. £25.00
Wendron RENTAL OF GWEALHELLIS AND CASTERILLS the property of the Representative of the late William & Henry Jenkin due Michaelmas 1912, 1913, 1914.... up to 1936. 10 double-page spreads, with columns for Tenements, Occupiers, Owners, Yearly Rent, Receipts etc. Folio, sewn in wraps with Ms title, wraps dusty, pages dog-eared with some dustmarking and a brown stain in the margin of some pages. 1912-36. £20.00
Wendron TITHES 1895 Manuscript, size 18" x 11", printed in columns for Tenement, Occupier, Owner, Rent Charge apportioned, Receipts, Allowances etc., with entries in ink listing details for 387 occupiers. 15 double-page spreads, sewn, lacks wraps, some page corners curled. 1895. £50.00
¶ Tenements include Bodilly, Boskenwyn, Calvadnack, Combellack, Porkellis, Rame, Selina, Tregoose, Trussall.
Wheal Medlyn STANNARIES OF CORNWALL In the Vice Warden's Court. Decress 'pro confesso' against Thomas Tresidder, Defendant, Thomas Phillips Tyacke, Francis Pender and other surviving partners of Henry Borlase deceased, plaintiff, 2 large folio pages, together with affadavit of service of a copy of the Decree, 1 small folio page, Stannary stamp. 1849. £24.00
¶ Tyacke's company has supplied goods to the mine, and were owed money by the Adventurers.
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Kirkland AUCTION POSTER. To Be Sold by Auction, On Thursday, the 15th day of September.... at the Black Swan, in Culgaith the following Closes of Land.... High Kit Moor.... Poster, size approx. 17" x 11", small hole slightly affecting one letter, folded, folds, two repaired edge tears. B.T. Sweeten, Printer, Penrith. c1860. £16.00
¶ Very attractive printing, with the word 'Land' in letters 2" high, shadowed and filled with an unusual tapestry style blocking.
Manor of Dufton ADMISSION at a Court Baron of Edward Millward, 11th July, 1772, of William Ellwood to a messuage and part of a tenement formerly belonging to John Lowes and Two Cattlegaits in Dufton Pike and two in Flaskhow. Printed form with manuscript inserts, oblong foolscap. 1772. £15.00
Ullswater, Appleby ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 30. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19". Small piece of yellow colouring at extreme bottom edge, (about 1") and 'West Ward' written in red ink in border. Printed from an Electrotype 1878. £20.00
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Alvaston, Hollington RECORDS OF THE NEWHAM FAMILY Collected and arranged by E.H. Newham. Manuscript in 8vo notebook, approx. 40 pages of information including wills, births etc., plus 2 coloured postcards, 7 real photo postcards and two small photos tipped in. Some correspondence regarding the Newham genealogy loosely inserted. Boclair, Cheltenham, 1908. £35.00
¶ The real photo postcards are of Hollington and Brailsford.
Bakewell, Buxton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXXI.S.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", wide margins. Railways inserted to 1867. £18.00
Derby AN ACT for paving, cleansing, lighting and otherwise improving, the Streets, Lanes, and other publick Passages within the Borough of Derby and for selling a cetain Piece of Waste Ground called Nun's Green.... 44pp, disbound. plus cover sheet. 1792. £16.00
Derby AN ACT for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Borough of Derby... 17pp., plus cover leaf. First few leaves slightly foxed, disbound. 1766. £14.00
Scropton CONVEYANCE of a piece of Land at Scropton as a site for the erection of a Methodist Chapel. Thomas Orme of Hoon, Farmer, to Samuel Faulkner, Timber Merchant and others and Rev. Robert Brown, Superintendant preacher. Large vellum sheet, signed by 14 parties with small wax seals... together with.... Conveyance of the property, Henry Cumming to Egerton Orme, 1901. 3 large vellum sheets, with inset manuscript coloured plan. 1862 & 1901. £17.00
Stavely WATERCOLOUR titled in bottom margin, 'Stavely Church, Derbyshire. S.' Competent watercolour in grey tones and pen and ink, size 4" x 6", ruled border, margins trimmed. Small edge tear. c1820. £14.00
Walker (J & C) DERBYSHIRE 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. £28.00
¶ From 'Hobson's Fox Hunting Atlas'.
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Ashton, Kenn, Thorverton AN ACT for Confirming and Establishing the Partition of the Estates late of Sir George Chudleigh.... Tryphena Davie and John Pollexfen; and for settling the several specifick Shares thereof.... and for authorizing Leases to be made of divers Parts of the Premises. 25pp, small folio, attractive engraved headpiece showing pelican and young, disbound. 1745. £18.00
Barnstaple INFORMATION TO OBTAIN A WARRANT Printed form, sm. folio, folded and rather creased, with details in MS., setting out how Count Melkiewicz of Barnstaple falsely obtained 2 gold watches from John Gaydon of Barnstaple, Silversmith, and then offered one to John Gould, Pawnbroker. Signed by Justice. 1863. £12.00
Barnstaple Musical Instrument dealers INSURANCE CERTIFICATE for insurance of stock in trade 'consisiting principally of musical instruments' of Nicklin & Sons, The Square. Large folio, large engraved vignette showing a King, possibly Alfred, with Exeter Cathedral, a fire engine, and a classical building in the background. 1891. £10.00
Bedford (Francis) PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS OF DARTMOUTH AND THE DART 10 photographs, mounted on card leaves with red border, page edges gilt, printed title page. Size of views 3" x 3". Decorative gilt and blind-stamped boards, cloth slightly faded, size 4" x 6". c1870. £90.00
Berrynarbor, Combmartin etc. DRAFT BOND of Henry Cleve Buller of Tiverton and the Surveyors of Highways of Arlington, Kentisbury, Loxhore and other parishes, for the execution of the office of District Surveyor. Manuscript, 3p, folio, comprising draft bond and an accompanying letter on third page from John Barry to J.P. Chichester, M.P., asking him to make any amendments as 'it is a new Instrument' and discussing the new Act 'I have been looking over the Act and think it susceptible of one great improvement....' Address panel with 'Free' postmark on verso. 1837. £22.00
Bideford ORIGINAL COPPER PLATE for printing billhead of 'Arnold Perrett & Co. Limited, Successors to Mathew Gloag. Wine Merchants. Whisky. Established 1839. Telephone 22a.' Size 3" x 5", in card slipcase with printed label as on plate, stained. c1910. £16.00
Bradworthy ACCOUNT LEDGERS of J.L. Martin, Furnishing Ironmonger, Bradworthy. Two narrow folio account books. One records the sale of all kinds of boots and shoes, repairs of shoes, general ironmongery such as nails, putty, stair rods, etc, covering 1905-1911, 714 pages of entries, index of names at front, cloth boards, very rubbed, lacks spine. Loosely inserted is a letter with printed heading from German and Sons, Sole Makers of the Dartmoor Boot, to J.L. Martin, saying 'we cannot do leggings from stock'. The other ledger covers 1907-1916, approx. 170 pages of entries, recording sales of manures. Cloth boards, half calf, worn. 1905-1911. £80.00
¶ Records customers at Hartland, Pulford, Middlehill, Stowford, Berridon, etc.
Bratton Clovelly TO BE SOLD The Fee Simple and Inheritance of the first three Lots, and the residue of a Term of 600 Years commencing the 13th of August 1793, in the last six Lots.... The Measure of the different Estates is taken from actual Surveys... and each is presumer to be correct, but not warranted to be so. For Which Purpose A survey will be held at the House of Mrs. Palmer, at Lifton, on Tuesday the 12th day of June 1804.... Handbill, size 12" x 15", traces of folds, with 9 Lots listed, with columns for Tenants, Tenements, Acreages, Lives, Rents, Heriots. 1804. £40.00
¶ Includes tenements in Woolacott, Frankaborough, Maina Moor, Cobton, Thrushelton, Broadwoodwidger.
Burnard (Robert) LETTER to Fabyan Amory Esq., on 3p sm. 8vo, paper embossed with address and crest, thanking him for J.S. Amory's paper on Holne and discussing age of County Bridge at Dartmeet etc, enquiring for any information they might have which he could use in Vol 3 of 'Dartmoor Pictorial Records'. 1892. £20.00
¶ 'There was an old pack horse road however which crossed the East Dart by the Clapper at Dartmeet and very perfect remains of this may be seen on top of Dartmeet Hill near Ouldsbroom Cross...'
Chittlehampton MORTGAGE of messuage called Hawkeridge, with Hawkeridge Wood and other lands, in Chittlehampton, with various other cottages, etc. in Goodleigh and Swymbridge, Malett Hals to Charles Davie and Robert Furledon. Vellum, size 20" x 29", hole in vellum with loss of about four words, another small hole with loss of half a word. Wax seal. 1731. £22.00
¶ The original mortgage was by Baldwin Hals and John Honycombe.
Collins' RAILWAY AND TELEGRAPH MAP of Devonshire. Divided into Hundreds Containing the District Divisions and other Local Arrangements effected by the Reform Bill. Lithographed map, fully handcoloured in hundreds, hachures showing high ground. Scale 3" = 20 miles. Size 14" x 17", central fold. With Reference to the Hundreds, Explanation, compass rose. c1850. £45.00
¶ Shows Telegraph Offices 'Open day only', and 'Open day and night'.
Dartmoor National Park Authority INFORMAL LOCAL PLAN for the Yelverton, Horrabridge, Buckland Monachorum Area. 32pp., spiral binding, oblong small folio. Many illusts. and plans. 1976. £7.00
Dartmoor ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXV. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 36". Margins trimmed to border except at bottom. Three vertical folds, one small edge tear. Printed from an Electrotype, c1870. £28.00
Devon County Council TOTNES and Dartington Outline Plan. 16pp., oblong small folio. Folding plan, illusts. Wraps. January 1972. £7.00
Dibdin (T.C) and Vivian (Edward) TOR CHURCH. Tinted lithograph. Drawn by T.C. Dibdin from a sketch by E. Vivian. On stone by E. Gauci. Size approx. 8" x 12", plus margins. Printed by M. & N. Hanhart, c1841. £38.00
¶ A view of the church with a man holding a stick leaning against a tomb looking at the church.
Dibdin (T.C) and Vivian (Edward) TORBAY, FROM TOR ABBEY SANDS. Tinted lithograph. Drawn by T.C. Dibdin from a sketch by E. Vivian. On stone by E. Gauci. Size approx. 8" x 12", plus margins. Printed by M. & N. Hanhart, c1841. £48.00
¶ A view across the bay towards terrace of houses in distance, with ships in the middle ground, and women standing by a fence in the foreground.
Dibdin (T.C) and Vivian (Edward) TORQUAY, FROM PARK HILL. Tinted lithograph. Drawn by T.C. Dibdin from a sketch by E. Vivian. On stone by E. Gauci. Size approx. 8" x 11", plus margins. Printed by M. & N. Hanhart, c1841. £55.00
¶ A very attractive view showing sailing ships in the harbour, with men in the foreground.
Exeter and Exmouth Railway AN ACT to amend the Acts relating to the Exeter and Exmouth Railway Company. 3pp, disbound. 1848. £10.00
Exeter, Dartmouth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXII and XXIII. Composite map. Scale 1" to 1 mile. With geological symbols. Size 36" x 36". Hand-coloured, with blue shading along coast, land shaded pink with deeper pink at coast and county boundary, parkland and roads coloured. Linen-backed and folding into marbled 8vo wraps, cloth-covered slip-case with Stanford label. c1860 (Watermark 1858.) £35.00
¶ Also shows Lyme Regis. Much of the map is sea area.
Frith's Photo-Pictures TEIGNMOUTH, ETC. Eleven photographic views, size 4" x 6", red borders, printed titles with number, printed title page. Album size 9" x 11", cloth covered boards with gilt title, front board detached, spine worn, some spotting of mounts. Pasted to the verso of the card leaves are 16 views of the area, some amateur, some professional, some rather faded. Sold by B.O. May, Teignmouth £90.00
¶ The Frith views include Powderham Terrace, Holcombe Villas, Teignmouth harbour, Club on the Den. The other (untitled) views include a fine view of the beach; small cove with thatched cottages, bathing machine, figures; water-mill; close-up of ships in harbour.
Great Western Railway LAUNCESTON BRANCH. 2 Chain Survey Vol. 147. Surveyed 1908. Containing 16 sheets Nos. 1-16. Hand-coloured lithographically printed, each sheet mounted on linen, size of the volume approx. 25" x 41". 2 lines of track on each page. Scale 2 chains to 1". Compass rose and scale bar on each sheet. Original maroon stiff cloth wraps, rubbed at edges, with gilt title on front wrap. 4" tear in front wrap, and piece missing from bottom right-hand corner. One third of back wrap missing. 1" on down left-hand edge of map sheets dusty, Sheet 4 has a scratch across the blank area between the 2 plans, rucking up the surface of the paper, but without loss. On the last sheet the printed 'County of Devon' has been changed to 'Devon' in neat red wash. Waterlow & Sons Limited, London Wall. Surveyed 1908. £280.00
¶ The plans show the whole route of the railway through Marsh Mills Station, Bickleigh Station, Yelverton, Station, Tavistock Station, Mary Tavy and Blackdown Station, Brentor Station, Lydford Station, Launceston Station and the junction with L & S.W.R. Padstow Branch . Shows numerous viaducts such as Magpie Viaduct, Cann Viaduct, large properties along the route such as Grenofen House, Whitchurch, The Retreat, Buckland Monachorum, Quarries, Yeoland Consols and Walkham United Mines. There is much detail in Tavistock including foundry, water wheel, old shafts, saw mills etc. The detail on all the maps includes adjacent buildings, houses, signal boxes, goods sheds, cranes (with tonnage), bouys in the water, taps, troughs, platforms, etc. The plans also show viaducts, bridges and their span, tunnels, parish boundaries, woodland, wells, etc. The names of the landowners adjacent are shown with details of leases or conveyances, mineral rights. There are occasional later details of land transactions neatly written in red ink, up to the 1950's.
Halberton INSTRUCTIONS FOR COVENANT from Mrs Joanna Cowlen to Mr. Thomas Baker for Halstree, Abbots Wood, Court Fields, Purtons and Stones Ground in Halberton. Manuscript conditions for lease, 3 foolscap pages, signed and witnessed. Folded. 1797. £20.00
¶ Includes instructions for cutting trees, sowing crops, dressing fields etc. 'Tenant to deliver to Lessor 200 of reed sheaves yearly.... and spars that shall be wanted for thatching the premises....'
Harwood (J), Publisher BABBICOMBE FROM THE ROCK Vignette view on 4to letter sheet, engraved surface approx. 3" x 6". 1845. £8.00
¶ Attractive view with a boat being beached and people on the shore.
Hemiock PARTICULARS OF THE MANOR OF HEMIOCK, CASTLE FARM, AND OTHER LANDS, In Hemiock Aforesaid, Which Will Be Sold by Auction, By Messrs. Hussey & Son, at The Star Inn, In Hemiock, On Wednesday the 23rd June, 1869. Lot 1 comprises the Lordship and Hundred of Hemiock, with Castle Farm, and the other 5 Lots include lands at Coniger, Newlands, Fourways, with Schedules for each Lot. Folio, 5pp, folded. 1869. £24.00
Honiton and Sidmouth AN ACT to continue the Honiton and Sidmouth Turnpike Trust.... 8pp, disbound. 1856. £11.00
Honiton Roads AN ACT to repeal an Act for making, widening, repairing, and maintaining certain Roads leading to and from the Town of Honiton.... 14pp, disbound. 1855. £12.00
Incledon (B) RENT RECEIPTS Record of yearly rents received from Mrs Sharland, May 1761,65,67,68,69,72,77,81. Five receipts signed by Benjamin Incledon, 4 on his behalf. 2p, sm. folio. 1761-81. £18.00
¶ Benjamin Incledon was a genealogist and Recorder for Barnstaple.
Kilbury DEED OF COVENANT Messrs Willcocks, owners of Kilbury Mills, to Jeffery Edwards of Kilbury Farm. Copy on 7 folio pages. 1892. £14.00
¶ The mill owners undertook to construct a new leat, part of Kilbury Fender was to be filled up and a new leat called 'New Kilbury Fender', details construction of overflows, regulation of water flow, etc., in 17 points.
Newton Poppleford BOND of William Rugg of Sidmouth, Chair Maker, to John Robins, for £300. 1p, printed with manuscript inserts, small wax seal has been torn off. Signed by Rugg and 2 witnesses. 1792. £12.00
North Devon AN ACT to enable Her Majesty's Paymaster General to repay to the North Devon Railway and Dock Company a Sum of Three thousand Pounds. 3pp, disbound. 1862. £8.00
North Devon Infirmary Ladies' Association MINUTE BOOK 35p, in manuscript. Small folio notebook, half calf. December 1942 - June 1948. Many blanks. 5 printed Reports inserted. 1942-48. £26.00
Plymouth GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY. 2 Chain Survey 1905-6. 242 M to Millbay Docks. Vol. 134. Containing 5 sheets Nos. 26-30, hand-coloured lithographically printed, each sheet mounted on linen, size of the volume approx. 25" x 41". Scale 2 chains to 1". Compass rose and scale bar on each sheet. Stiff maroon cloth wraps with morocco spine and gilt lettering piece on front wrap. City of London Lithographic Co., Harp Alley. 1905. £250.00
¶ The plans show the route of the railway from Crabtree, along the River Plym, Laira Halt, Mullet Pond, Mutley Station, Lipson Vale Halt, North Road Station, Mutley Station. The last sheet is a fine plan of the Great Western Docks from Camber Road to King Street, showing Inner and Outer Basin, Royal Marine Barracks, Graving Dock, Millbay Barracks, Piers, South Quay, Millbay Station, Duke of Cornwall Hotel. The detal includes adjacent buildings, houses, signal boxes, goods sheds, cranes (with tonnage), bouys in the water, taps, troughs, platforms, etc. The plans also show viaducts, bridges and their span, tunnels, parish boundaries, woodland, wells, etc. The names of the landowners adjacent are shown with details of leases or conveyances, mineral rights. There are occasional later details of land transactions neatly written in red ink, up to the 1950's. The distance from Paddington is shown at quarter of a mile intervals. Sheet 38 has a linen plan attached, scale 1/2500, showing Laira Crescent area, with schedules of land sales in 1945-6.
Plymouth Improvements AN ACT for paving, lighting, and watching the Town of Plymouth, in the County of Devon; and for regulating the Carmen and Porters within the said Town. Black Letter. Cover leaf + 32pp, disbound. 1770. £18.00
Plymouth Land AN ACT to enable His Majesty to grant certain Parcels of Land, situate between Great Prince Rock and the Village of Crab Tree, called Tothill Bay, and Lipson Bay... to certain Persons therein named, for the Purpose of embanking and Preserving the same from the sea. 27pp, disbound. 1802. £16.00
Plymouth, Devonport and District Tramways AN ACT for making tramways in the county of Devon to be called "The Plymouth Devonport and District Tramways" 35pp, sewing loose, held down edge with archival tape, disbound. 1882. £16.00
Plymouth, Kingsbridge ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXIV, folded in three vertically, trimmed to border on three sides, but with marginal information at bottom. Whatman watermark 1857. £38.00
¶ Shows area from Looe to Prawle Point, as far inland as Diptford, Eddystone Lighthouse. Much of the map is sea area.
Plympton, Brent, Ivybridge GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY. SOUTH DEVON RAILWAY. 2 Chain Survey Vol. 120. 1905-6. 227 M to 242.. Vol. 120. Containing 5 sheets Nos. 18-25, hand-coloured lithographically printed, each sheet mounted on linen, size of the volume approx. 25" x 41". 2 lines of track on each page. Scale 2 chains to 1". Compass rose and scale bar on each sheet. Original morocc wraps with gilt title on front wrap, front wrap chipped and ragged down right hand edge, and rubbed and cracked near spine, back wrap with tear almost the whole width, and part about 10" sq. missing, edge very frayed and worn. Right hand edges of sheets chipped and worn, particularly at top corner, but not affecting any printing. Thos. Kell & Son, Lith. Covent Garden. 1905. £250.00
¶ The plans show the route of the railway from Ladies Bridge and Rattery Mill, Brent Station, Wrangaton Station, Bittaford, Ivybridge Station, Conrwood Station, Sparkwell Bridge, Plympton Station. The detail includes adjacent buildings, houses, signal boxes, goods sheds, cranes (with tonnage), bouys in the water, taps, troughs, platforms, etc. The plans also show viaducts, bridges and their span, tunnels, parish boundaries, woodland, wells, etc. The names of the landowners adjacent are shown with details of leases or conveyances, mineral rights. There are occasional later details of land transactions neatly written in red ink, up to the 1950's. The distance from Paddington is shown at quarter of a mile intervals.
Red Funnel Line SAILINGS FROM ILFRACOMBE AND LYNMOUTH Poster listing 7 trips on the Gwalia, Devonia & Westonia Steamers, with information on fares, timings, etc. Small picture of the steamer Gwalia. Printed in red, size 17" x 9". Traces of a few horizontal folds. c1907. £20.00
¶ Includes trips to Lundy Island, Clovelly, St. Ives.
Reed & Smith, Paper Manufacturers, Cullompton CORRESPONDENCE Two letters from the Financial Times, with 4 filmsy copies of replies from Reed & Smith, three from Reed and Smith at the Silverton Works, Collumpton, printed headings. Held at corner with rusty pin, some minor tears. 1891. £8.00
¶ Relates to the supply of paper.
Sidmouth Railway and Harbour (New Works) BOOK OF REFERENCE Session 1864-5. 9p folio, printed with columns for No on Plan., Description of Property, Name of Owner, Lessee, Occupier, with details filled in in MS. Original printed wraps, tears at top of back wrap, traces of vertical folds. 1865. £40.00
¶ Lists 69 properties.
Teignmouth LETTER from Eliz. Motton to a Mr. Rowell, Builder, asking 'how things is Stled for the Maintenance of my Child as its now gowing on 2 months old'. Asks him to intreat the Chairman to send it 'as it will in sume Measure allevate my spirits under my opresed situation... Sir i have receved one Pound since i left Tengnmouth'. 1p, 8vo., folded with Rowell's name on outside leaf, but no address. n.d. c1840? £8.00
Torquay LETTER from Edward Vivian, secretary of Torquay Horticultural Society to Sir Lawrence Vaughan Palk, saying that the Society would like to obtain some land for Public Gardens and for a building for their exhibitions. They would like to know if he would grant them 'Mr Garrow's water meadows.... at a nominal rent'. The land would be laid out in walks and shrubberies and will also be available to the public for payment of a small subscription. 3p, 4to., posted to an address in Paris, integral address panel and small wax seal. 21st Feb. 1844. £20.00
Vivian (Edward) TORQUAY, FROM PARK HILL. Tinted lithograph. Drawn by E. Vivian. On stone by E. Gauci. Size approx. 8" x 11", plus margins. Printed by M. & N. Hanhart, c1841. £60.00
¶ A very attractive view looking across the harbour to a terrace of houses, and a few houses on the hill behind, sailing ships in the harbour, with men in the foreground standing by a low wall.
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Abbotsbury WILL of Garland Richards of Abbotsbury. Vellum, size 12" x 14", smaller certificate in Latin attached, large papered seal. 1699. £28.00
¶ Leaves his farm at Beaminster to his nephew William Chilcott. In exceptional crisp condition.
Beaminster and area ACCOUNT BOOK 1773-1822. Entries in 2 hands in ledger with vellum boards, size 16" x 7", in two parts. The first part comprises 40 pages of entries 1773-1776, entries filling up the whole page in most cases, in a small hand, one page of entries in 1776 being in a different, larger hand. This section contains entries recording sale of a wide range of fabrics and haberdashery items, including expensive silk, etc. Customers include Robert Hallett, Hannah Orchard, Richard Broderibb, Thos. Napper, Thos. Hine Jnr., John Barton of Clothier of Beaminster, Benjamin Bowring of Porton, (a few noted as 'insolvent', 'this debt is John Tuck's who is gone to Newfoundland', 'The representatives of this man live in Virginia'). Items sold include '6 yds of silk att 3/6', '2 pair of Hoses @ 3/10d', '13 yds of Crape', 'ell of Damas', '4 yds durry', 'shroud and winding sheet', 12 yds Bombasin', 2 yds printed linen', hat bands in 'hollins', crepe and silk, buttons, ribbons, sheeting etc.The debts are receipted as paid by 'Richd. Symes'. The second part of the ledger comprises account for a farm 1813-1822, with 177 double-page debit and credit spreads, with name of customer at top. Customers include Swain & Son of Bridport Harbour, Francis Hoare of Beaminster, J. Symes, Miller, Netherbury, Miller Smith of Rampisham, Beaminster Turnpike, Tucker's Charity, etc. Records sums for hops, malt, cider, bark, bundles of willows, sheaves of reed, apple trees, cows etc. There are also accounts for sawing, trenching, hedging, and purchase of champagne, brandy, claret, etc. 1773-1822. £400.00
Beaminster Prima and Secunda, Manors of CONDITIONAL SURRENDER moieties of Higher Meerhay Farm in Beaminster, Emily and Sophie Steele to Harriet Crode. Vellum, size 23" x 27". 1859. £12.00
Beaminster PROBATE COPY OF THE WILL of Sarah Rendle of Beaminster. Manuscript on vellum , with large heading, size 18" x 26", smaller printed certificate attached, with ms. inserts, large papered seal. 1846. £18.00
¶ The executors were Phillip Hine, Wine Merchant, and Benjamin Seymour, Ironmonger. She leaves her sister Anne Cleal her largest shawl, to her sister Rebecca Rendle a box with glass and earthenware, and her likeness, a pound to the London Missionary Society, etc.
Bridport THE GREAT JUBILEE of Her Majesty Queen Victoria's Reign. Hymns to be Used at the Thanksgiving Services, St. Mary's Bridport. 7pp, 8vo, illustrated top wrap... together with national 'Form of Prayer' 3p, 4to. 1897. £8.00
Bryanston WILL of William Straight of Bryanston, Gent. 2p., small folio, conjoing leaf had been used as address panel by Robert Gapper to send the will to John Long at Whalley, near Frome, with small round stamp with letters 'AP'. Conjoint leaf torn right across, splits down main fold, paper creased. 1724. £17.00
¶ Extracted copy with Probate details in Latin. Refers to his Manor of Compton in Wiltshire, messuage in Stourpaine.
Dorchester, Wareham GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. 328. Drift. Colour-printed, size 13" x 19", plus margins, key, section. Linen backed and folding to 4to, blue endpapers. 1958. £17.00
Gillingham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Desirable Estate called Barnabys and Priesthays.... containing 90a.3r.15p.... which will be Sold by Auction.... 5th day of February, 1855. 4pp., folio, plus docket title, folding plan which includes town of Gillingham. Small portion torn from top left corner, not affecting any text, split at spine. 1855. £38.00
¶ Part of the premises was used by a Carrier, 'an opportunity is now offered of continuing and increasing such Trade in connexion with the intended Salisbury and Yeovil Railway....'
Parker (L) SHERBORNE PAGEANT June 12,13,14,15 1905. 40pp., 4to, decorative wraps, which are slightly ragged at bottom edge. Gives text of pageant. Printed at Sawtell's Factory, Sherborne, 1905. £20.00
¶ The latter part of the pageant was written by Walter Raymond.
Portland ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XVII. Scale 1" to 1 -mile, size 24" x 31", sea area hand-coloured, yellow shading around coast. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 4to, marbled endpapers. A red line has been drawn from the railway near Broadway to Abbotsbury. Electrotyped 1872. £30.00
¶ Covers Dorchester, Bridport, Lulworth Cove.
Quakers TIMES AND PLACES FOR HOLDING THE MEETINGS for discipline of Friends of Shaftesbury and Sherborne Monthly Meetings for 1873. Lists meetings at Bridport, Marnhull etc., and Quarterly Meetings of Bristol and Somerset. Small 8vo sheet printed on one side only. 1873. £12.00
Shipton Gorge TEXT OF A LECTURE on Shipton Gorge given to Bridport Ramblers Club, Nov. 21, 1907. 12 pages in manuscript, written on rectos only, held by pin at top corner. First and last pages loose and rather ragged. Name John Alderton Collins on verso. 1907. £14.00
Stourpaine FEOFFMENT of messuage and lands, and commons of pasture, in Stourpaine, late in the tenure of William Byles deceased, now in the occupation Edith Biles, William Byles of Broadway to Thomas Mew of Iwerne Courtney. Vellum, size 12" x 25", signed by Biles with papered seal on tag. Memorandum on verso, signed by attornies, recording peaceable seisin and possession. 1663. £35.00
¶ Appoints Edmond Frampton and Joseph Hussey his attornies.
Stourpaine RELEASE of messuage at France in Stourpaine, George Long to John Parker, Surgeon, of Blandford. Vellum, 18" x 22", armorial wax seal. 1727. £25.00
Weymouth LIST OF PROPERTIES Belonging to the Corporation. 16pp., 4to, printed in columns with Property, Lessee, Term of Lease etc. 1925. £12.00
Weymouth WEYMOUTH COLLEGE LOWER SCHOOL Prize Distribution. December 1888. Programme printed on pink paper, 3p., 4to, folds. Wheeler, Weymouth. 1888. £6.00
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Bacon's MAP OF DURHAM colour printed map size approx. 12" x 18", central fold. Reduced from the Ordnance Survey, scale " to 1 mile. c1885. £8.00
¶ From 'Bacon's Atlas of The British Isles'.
Durham PROBATE of the Will of Jane Blackburn formerly of Durham and later of Islington. 3 large vellum pages with printed certificate attached. Large papered seal on tag. 1854. £12.00
Fulwell PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Freehold Mansion known as Fulwell West House, and Freehold Building Land opposite....To Be Sold by Auction at the Queen's Hotel, Sunderland, on Tuesday, 24th March, 1896. Folio, 4pp, docket title, with a five photographic illustrations on one sheet, including 2 of a windmill, 2 folding coloured plans. 1896. £34.00
South Shields AN ACT for vesting in the Dean and Chapter of Durham a certain Piece of Ground adjoining to the Town of South Shields... and for enabling the said Dean and Chapter to remove the Fairs and Market.... 6pp, small folio, fine woodcut headpiece with church, some slight browning at edges, disbound. 1767. £14.00
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Epping, Little Hallingbury ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 240. 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. Revised 1893. £18.00
Harwich, Shottisham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile, Sheet XLVIII N.E., size 13" x 19", plus wide margins. Paper slightly darkened at edges, a line of light brownish off-setting in sea area. O.S. blindstamp 1866. £17.00
Little Wakering Hall OBLIGATION BOND of John Holgate of Harkwell, yeoman, to Christopher Parsons of North Shobury, for £80. 1p., sm folio, folded. Small papered seal. 1765. £26.00
¶ Refers to a Surrender in the Court Baron of the Manor of Little Wakering Hall of tenements called Sayers and closes called Furze Croft and Parksides.
Much Waltham COPY SURRENDER of Lease of the Parsonage House, Glebe and Tithes to the Intent a New Lease may be granted to Henry Sanford Esq., Sir Wm. Adby Bart., to The President Fellows and Scholars of Trinity College Oxford. 3p., small folio, waterstaining, paper worn at top right corner affecting a few words. 1815. £10.00
Walthamstow AN ACT to Enable Joseph Fell, Esquire, to make a Lease of a Farm and Lands at Walthamstowe, in the County of Essex, for a Term of Ninety-nine Years. 3pp, plus cover leaf with docket title, decorative initial letter, disbound. 1762. £16.00
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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Alkington and North Nibley FEOFFMENT of messuage, garden, orchard, and close of pasture called Clay Pitts, a close called Galgrove in Goldswick in the tithing of Alkington, Berkeley, land at a place called Rugge Bagge adjoining the highway leading from Crossways to Berkeley Heath, and a close of land at Myneley in North Nibley, William Curnock of North Nibley, yeoman, to Richard Curnock of North Nibley, broadweaver, his son. Vellum, size 15" x 23", heavy wax seal on tag. Witnessed on verso. 1637. £36.00
¶ Gives occupiers and adjoining lands.
Cirencester and Siddington Improvements AN ACT for paving, cleansing, lighting, watching, regulating, and improving the Town of Cirencester, and for disposing of certain Common and Waste Lands and Common Rights within the Parishes of Cirencester and Preston and for making Drains through the said Parishes, and the Parish of Siddington.... 62pp, disbound. 1825. £16.00
Coleford LEASE FOR A YEAR of a tenement called Poolway in Coleford, with lands once part of Pool field, closes called Oak Piece, Ferney Leazes, Ann Collins of Ross and Robert Yarworth of Coleford to Mary Collins of Monmouth. Large vellum sheet, wax seals. 1803. £15.00
Dursley BILL of John B. Champion, Hemp, Jute, Flax, Coir Manufacturers, Reliance Works, Dursley. 4to printed letter giving prices, with good view of the mills at head. Folded, stab hole in blank area. 1893. £6.00
Forest of Dean Poor AN ACT to provide for the Relief of the Poor in the Forest of Dean and other Extra-parochial Places in and near the Hundred of Saint Briavel's in the County of Gloucester. 6pp, disbound. 1842. £14.00
Frampton upon Severn WILL of John Hieron of Frampton, 1776. 2p, folio, attested copy taken in 1787. Leaves his estate at Frampton 'lately purchased of Thomas Loveday of Painswick' to his three sons. 1787. £18.00
¶ Also refers to 'one acre of land in the Nassfield'.
Hawling AN ACT for vesting the Manor and Estate of Hawling.... belonging to John Locke Stratton an Infant, in Trustees, to be sold.... 18pp, disbound. 1820. £15.00
Henbury ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Composite map, scale 25in. to 1 mile, size 86" x 28", linen-backed, dissected, folding to 14" x 6", marbled wraps, labelled 'Henbury. Eastern Portion'. Covers the area between the Filton and Avonmouth Railway line, and the line at Pilning Station. c1900. £35.00
¶ Marked in pencil with the line of a proposed water-main.
Iron Acton CONVEYANCE IN FEE of an acre of ground in Iron Acton, lately awarded to John Purnell by the Commissioners under An Act of Parliament for... inclosing the waste Lands called Acton Common, Marlpit Common, and Cockshute, John Purnell to Matthew Hawkins, both of Bristol. Single vellum sheet, good wax seal with Roman bust. 1783. £18.00
Old Sodbury, Tormarton, Dyrham PLANS, PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Desirable Freehold Property known as 'The Clovers'.... 60 Acres of Accommodation Land.... Two Cottages at Dyrham.... 8pp., small folio, wraps. Paper creased, staples rusty, plan in back pocket torn. 1928. £12.00
Rangeworthy PARTICULARS WITH PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Small Agricultural Holding known as Berrows Farm.... for Sale by Auction at the Rose and Crown, Rangeworthy on Wednesday, July 27th, 1938. Folio, coloured folding plan, 7pp. 1938. £18.00
Sopworth, Badminton estate THREE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Scale 25" to 1 mile, each size 26" x 37", Sheets LXV.14/VII.14, LXX.2/XII.2, LXV.15/VII.15. Edition of 1921. £24.00
¶ Shows Sopworth, Didmarton, part of Badminton Estate, Wick Farm, part of Sherston.
South Wales Railway AN ACT to enable the South Wales Railway Company to make a new Railway in the Forest of Dean, in lieu of the Railway already authorized to construct new Lines at Cardiff and Britton Ferry.... 15pp, disbound. 1851. £12.00
Stevens (Tim) GLOUCESTERSHIRE LAND-TAX CONTRACTS. Single sheet, printed on one side only, 26 lines, being statement by Timothy Stevens refuting an accusation by Sir T.C Boevey that he had mishandled the signing of 211 Land Tax Contracts, and explaining the course of events. Size approx. 13" x 8". Folded, short tear, with cellotape to verso, not affecting legibility. Printed by J. Wood, Herald Office, Glocester: 1811. £26.00
¶ Not in Austin's Catalogue of the Gloucestershire Collection or Hyett and Bazeley's Manual of Gloucestershire Literature.
Swindon, near Cheltenham AUCTION POSTER. Brockhampton Farm, Swindon, near Cheltenham. John G. Villar To Sell by Auction upon the Premises, On Tuesday next, Sept. 23rd, 1884.... his valuable Horses, Agricultural Implements, Ricks of Corn.... Printed on one side only, size approx. 22" x 17", folded. 1884. £18.00
¶ Includes a 'Catalogue' printed in the lower portion of the poster, listing 120 items including Horses, Poultry, Harness, Implements, Corn, Potatoes and Fruit.
Tewkesbury, Glos. CATALOGUE of an important Sale of Pure-Bred Wessex Saddleback Pigs.... the Property of Miss Joyce Fair of Northway House, for Sale by Auction... May 16, 1922. 9pp., 8vo, bound in stiff boards, interleaved with leaves giving prices and buyers in MS. 1922. £14.00
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Hampshire and Isle of Wight
Albin (J) NEW AND ACCURATE MAP OF THE ISLE OF WIGHT Engraved map covering the whole of the island and part of the Hampshire coast, scale 1" to 1 mile, size 16" x 23", dissected and mounted on linen and folding into paper covered card slip case with original printed label, slipcase rubbed and faded. Parkland and parish boundaries handcoloured, with numbered key to parishes, showes churches by small elevations, signal posts, gentlemens' seats, wind and water mills, buoys. Dedication to Lord Bolton, inset plan of the Town of Newport, size 5" x 5". Some slight discoloration at places at centre fold, some of the yellow handcolouring faded and browned. 1805. £95.00
Bacon & Co. Ltd. THE 'EVER READY' CYCLING ROAD MAP OF ISLE OF WIGHT Folding map scale 1" to 1 mile, size 18" x 25", roads printed in brown, inset plans of Ryde, Newport and Ventnor. c1900. £18.00
¶ Shows railways and railways in progress.
Basingstoke LEASE of cottage in Basingstoke, Robert Blunden to Richard Westlake. Vellum, size 26" x 29", wax seal on tag. Engraved heading with coat of arms inside initial 'T'. A few small spots. 1706. £28.00
Cruchley's REDUCED ORDNANCE MAP OF THE ISLE OF WIGHT Colour wash, size 15" x 15", folding to small cloth boards with gilt title. Information on excursions etc. inside front board. Some slight discoloration on part which is pasted to board. c1880. £24.00
¶ Also shows Southampton, Lymington, Havant.
Frankenbury Camp ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXII.4, scale 25" to 1 mile, size 25" x 36". Traces of folds, one field outlined. Edition of 1939, reprint 1947. £10.00
¶ Covers Godshill, River Avon, Watercress Beds.
Harding's GUIDE MAP TO THE ISLE OF WIGHT Size 23" x 23", attractively and boldly printed in red, green and black, yellow. Inset plans of Cowes, Ryde, Newport, Ventnor. 8vo. wraps, attractive adverts for local firms around map, with pictures of cars, camera, bicycle, etc. c1920. £15.00
Isle of Wight ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet X, scale 1" to 1 mile, size 25" x 37", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo marbled wraps. Title 'Ordnance Survey of The Isle of Wight and Part of Hampshire' printed in top border. In cloth-covered slip-case which has a piece missing from top. Watermark 1858. £40.00
¶ A fine copy.
Letts, Son & Co. Ltd. HAMPSHIRE AND ISLE OF WIGHT Colour printed map, size 15" x 13", linen-backed and folding into small cloth boards. Explanation and list of Divisions, Population statistics, no. of paupers, etc. c1890. £18.00
Lymington AN ACT for more effectually repairing and maintaining several Roads leading from Lymington... and the Road to Wilverley Post in the New Forest. 10pp, disbound. 1828. £12.00
Ministry of Transport ROAD MAP Southampton, Portsmouth and Isle of Wight. Scale half and inch to 1 mile. No. 38. Orange wraps with illustration showing country road. 1930. £8.00
Tichborne, North End ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLII.13, scale 25" to 1 mile, size 25" x 36" Some fields outlined in colour with notes as to cultivation, area of trees planted added in pencil. Edition of 1909. £10.00
Well Farm, Odiham A CATALOGUE OF THE WHOLE LIVE AND DEAD FARMING STOCK comprising 6 capital Cart Horses, 2 4-Year Old Colts... for sale by Auction... October 10th, 1898.... 4p, on card, sm. 8vo. Vertical fold. 1898. £10.00
Worthy Down ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheets XL.4 scale 25" to 1 mile, size 25" x 36". Minor tear in margin. Edition of 1932. £10.00
¶ Shows Worthy Down, Littleton House, Lower Farm, Officers Quarters, Roman Road.
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Herkomer's Art School, Bushey PHOTOGRAPH of a large group of young men and women stading in front of what appears to be a wall of the castle at Bushey. Pencil note on the back 'Students at Herkomer's School, Bushey, Herts.' Size 9" x 11", on thick card mount. Photograph slightly faded, mount scuffed. c1900, or slightly earlier. £20.00
¶ The school was founded in 1883, and lasted for 21 years. The castle was demolished.
Philips' CYCLISTS' MAP of the County of Hertford. Linen-backed, scale approx. 7 miles = 3". Marks in red indicate dangerous hills, 'brake on' etc. 12mo cloth boards with blue printed label. 1900. £14.00
St. Albans, Herts. LETTER from Viscount Grimston, to an un-named artist congratulating him after seeing 'a proof Print of your Drawing of the Abbey, and the adjoining Ground at St. Albans, which I much approve of, and think does infinite credit to the artists employed in the work...' He says he is honoured to be mentioned in the Dedication. Gorhambury, 13th Feb. 1798. £18.00
¶ The writer was created Baron Verulam in 1790.
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Dawson's Farm, Ramsey CATALOGUE OF ABOUT 60 HEAD of Pure Bred Large White Pigs from the 'Ramsey' Herd, the Property of Mr. Jack Major.... For Sale by Auction.... May 15, 1924, at Dawson's Farm... 29pp., 8vo, bound in stiff boards, interleaved with lined paper with results in ink, with purchaser, presented with Compliments of Auctioneers. 1924. £10.00
¶ Gives much detail on pedigrees of each animal.
Morden (Robt.) HUNTINGTONSHIRE Engraved map, uncoloured, size 14" x 16", title cartouche. Central fold. A few very small tears in top margin. Sold by Abel Swale, Awnsham & John Churchill c1700. £38.00
¶ From the 1695 edition of Camden's 'Britannia'.
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Brand's Hatch, Chimhams ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XVII.15 scale 25" to 1 mile, size 25" x 36". Revision of 1936. £17.00
¶ Shows most of Speedway track, Maplescombe, Hever Place etc.
Chartham DEED in Latin, on vellum, size 8" x 13", John Pakenham of Dover Castle to Edmund Farbear of Chartham, granting one messuage called Picklinge with meadow and pasture land in Chartham previously in the occupation of Robert Andrewe. Signed by Packenham, with wax seal lacking about one third of its surface, on tag. 1608. £48.00
Deal AN ACT for making and maintaining a Pier or Jetty and other Works at the Town and Borough of Deal in the Parish of Deal... 54pp, disbound. 1838. £18.00
Eden (William), Baron Auckland Statesman LETTER addressed to James Lambeth, Bedford Row, dated Eden Farm, Nov. 29, 1811, stating that he has agreed with Mr Dunn for the purchase of Mr. Boone's interest in a 'seat call'd Freelands near Bromley. My sister Mrs Moore is the purchaser' 4p, 4to, address panel with wax seal and fine postmark 'Two Py Post Unpaid Beckenham', and red oval postmark. The price was the large sum of 4000 guineas for the house and land and 1750 guineas for the furniture and other property, excluding livestock, plate, china and books. 1811. £30.00
¶ At the time of this letter Eden had retired from politics and diplomacy and was living quietly near Beckenham, but was apparently still an influence on Pitt, whose estate at Hayes was nearby.
Hooper (S), Publisher WEST GATE, CANTERBURY Copper engraving, size 4" x 6", wide margins... together with... Wincheap Gate, Canterbury. 1784. £12.00
¶ From 'Grose's Antiquities'.
Maidstone, Staplehurst ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 288. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19", plus wide margins. Cancelled 'Record Map' in top margin. Revised 1893. £20.00
Tunbridge Wells. Fletching ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 303. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19", plus wide margins. 'Cancelled' stamp in top margin. Railways inserted to 1914. £20.00
Woolwich SECURITY ON THE COMMON FUND for £6,000 and interest, The Guardians of the Poor of the Woolwich Union to the London Assurance. Vellum, 23" x 28", two armorial wax seals 2" in diameter, one of which has some pieces of wax chipped away. 1871. £15.00
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Appley Bridge PLAN OF BRICK-WORKS AND CLAY Worked by Messrs. Worthington & Coy. near Appley Bridge. 1889. Manuscript plan, on cartridge paper backed with linen, scale 20yds to an inch. Size 25" x 28", different workings shaded in 5 colours. 1889. £36.00
¶ Shows railway, Leeds and Liverpool Canal, Old Boat Yard, etc.
Clitheroe Junction Railway CAPITAL £150,000 IN 6,000 SHARES of £25 each. Prospectus setting out advantages of proposed Railway, and listing Provisional Committee, with small form for share application at foot of page. 2pp., folio, blank adjoining leaf. 1845. £50.00
¶ 'This Railway is projected for the purpose of connecting the Borough of Clitheroe, and the surrounding district, containing a population of 25,000 inhabitants, taking the Union of Clitheroe alone, with the great system of Railways completed and projected in Lancashire....'
General Strike LIVERPOOL EXPRESS BULLETIN May 8th, 1926. Single sheet, broadsheet size, printed on one side only. Folded, hole 1" diameter where folds meet at centre, with loss of some text. 1926. £10.00
¶ 'More Specials Wanted', 'Union Leaders Suspended'.
Heaton Norris CONVEYANCE of a plot of land for building upon, The Right Honourable Lord Egerton of Tatton to Henry Boardman. 2 large vellum sheets, wax seals, sketch map of land on verso. 1874. £15.00
¶ The land was to build Albert Road.
Liverpool AN ACT for enabling the Trustee under the Will of Henry Brown, deceased, to sell certain Shares in the Leeds and Liverpool Canal Navigation, and a Share in the Liverpool Theatre.... and to apply the Money in repairing, pulling down and rebuilding certain Houses in Paradise Street, Liverpool.... 20pp, disbound. 1831. £15.00
Manchester Town Hall ROYAL WEDDING DANCE Marriage of H.R.H. The Duke of York to the Lady Elizabeth Bowes-Lyon. Dance programme and supper menu. 4pp, sm. 8vo, plus stiff wraps with gold embossed coat of arms. April 26th, 1923. £15.00
Maritime Passengers Assurance Company CERTIFICATE of assurance for passenger James England on the ship Senator sailing from Liverpool to Melbourne, Coffin, Master. Folio, folded, details in MS. 1859. £10.00
Mersey Volunteer Division, R.E., Submarine Miners SMOKING CONCERT January 8th, 1894. Programme, printed one side only of 8vo sheet, embossed and pale green border, embossed badge at head. Lists songs and sketches, no indication of where the concert was held. 1894. £10.00
Royal Liverpool Country Hospital for Children SUBSCRIPTION DINNER Very attractive menu, size 12" x 4", printed in brown on green ground, folded once, the top half of the card consisting of a charming picture of a small girl in the garden of the hospital holding an actual miniature envelope which has been pasted on. Lists dishes, and toasts. Adelphi Hotel 23rd February 1911. £16.00
Shevington THE GROVE CHEMICAL WORKS, SHEVINGTON Manuscript plan on thick paper, backed with linen, rolled, size 24" x 36", Scale 30ft. to an inch. In ink with some very light shading and feint outline colour. Shows buildings, Leeds and Liverpool Canal, railway. Many figures entered alongside canal, red lines drawn across plan maked 'Cut Line' etc. Edges dusty. n.d. c1920. £40.00
Wigan area BLAKEY HURST COLLIERY King Seam. Manuscript plan, in ink and colours on cartridge paper backed with linen. Size 40" x 27", scale 1/2500. With section of seam. n.d. c1910 £40.00
¶ Shows very detailed workings around Weathercock Farm, Garswood Road, Seneley Green Farm, Arch Lane Farm, shaded in pink.
Wigan REPORT OF THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY OF THE BOROUGH 5pp. with 2 hand coloured plans, on one sheet by R.K. Dawson, scale 4" to 1 mile and 1" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1837. £24.00
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Hatherne AN ACT for dividing and inclosing the Open Fields, Meadows.... within the Lordship or Liberty.... of Hatherne. 19pp, disbound. 1777. £22.00
Huncote SETTLEMENT by Mr and Mrs Harvey of the Red Lion Inn, a butcher's shop and four houses in Huncote to Charles Hall and William Harvey. Large vellum sheet, 2 wax seals. 1878. £12.00
Leicester, Ashby de la Zouch ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 31". Made of quarter sheets, join down the centre. Mounted on linen and folding to large 4to. Attractive label of James Wyld, Geographer to His Majesty, Charing Cross East, pasted to verso, with sheet number. Published at the Ordnance Map Office 1835. £42.00
¶ Covers Leicester, Ashby de la Zouche, Lutterworth.
Little Glen SETTLEMENT by Abstinence Poughfer of Leicester on his son Thomas Poughfer's marriage to Hannah Spencer, of Beccles. Vellum, size 25" x 31", 4 wax seals, some browning. 1732. £20.00
¶ Refers to the Manor of Little Glen and the various tenements and lands within it.
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Falkingham SETTLEMENT by John Collington of Falkingham on the Marriage of his daughter Mary Ann with William Chess Headly, Surgeon and Apothecary. Vellum, 22" x 31", wax seals. 1808. £18.00
Folkingham Estate PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Remaining Portions of the Folkingham Estate comprising Spring Farm 160 Acres Folkingham Lodge Farm 134 Acres.... which Messrs. Norbury-Smith & Co are instructed to Sell.... on Wednesday, July 21st, 1920. Folio, 15pp, large folding plan, original wraps. 1920. £18.00
Great Grimsby REPORT OF THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY OF THE BOROUGH. 3pp., with a plan coloured in outline, on folding sheet, by R.K. Dawson, scale 1" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1837. £20.00
Lincoln AN ACT for paving the Footways of certain Streets within the City of Lincoln; for cleansing, lighting and watching the said Streets... 52pp, plus cover leaf, Black letter, attractive woodcut headpiece with ships, ploughman etc, disbound. 1791. £18.00
Lincoln, Gainsborough, Horncastle ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXXIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 36", linen backed, folding into 8vo paper wraps. Parkland, roads, county boundaries hand-coloured. Small area bout 1" square shaded pink. O.S Blindstamp 1858. £40.00
North and South Killingholme, Barrow upon Humber & Goxhill PARTICULARS WITH PLANS OF VALUABLE FREEHOLD AGRICULTURAL PROPERTIES Situate in the Parishes of North and South Killingholme, Barrow upon Humber & Goxhill extending to 1015a. 3r. 31p. To be offered for Sale by Auction by Reg. J. Broadgate at the Angel Hotel, Brigg, On Thursday, 22nd November, 1945. 2 large folding plans in pocket at rear, 14pp, sm 4to, original printed wraps. 1945. £20.00
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Administrative County of London NOTIFICATION of Ganders, Anthrax and hydrophobia in man. Poster, size 14" x 18", giving notice that heads of households must report any case of those diseases, failure to do so being liable to a fine not exceeding forty shillings. Vertical fold. 1909. £10.00
Bacon's NEW LARGE-PRINT MAP OF LONDON AND SUBURBS With Index to Streets and Illustrated Guide Extending from Hampton Court to Greenwich & Highgate to Crystal Palace. Colour-printed map, size 28" x 36", 49p. Index of streets and advertisement leaves at front. Folding into sm. 8vo. limp red wraps with view of Crystal Palace. c1890. £32.00
Battersea LEASE of a piece of ground with a messuage known as 10 Rush Hill Road, Thomas Graves to James Mulvey. 2 vellum sheets, wax seals, sketch plan in text showing Lavender Hill etc. 1875. £12.00
Belling & Co. BELLING ELECTRIC FIRES Season 1928-1929. 24pp., oblong 8vo, wraps. Printed in red and black. Numerous illustrations. 1928. £18.00
Bloomsbury LEASE of parcel of ground in St. George Bloomsbury together with workshop and outbuildings lately erected thereon, all of which are now known as no. 4 Brunswick Mews, the Governors of the Foundling Hospital to Messrs. Hilder & Edge, Builders. Two large vellum sheets, the first sheet with a fine delicate engraved heading with the coat of arms of the hospital, which shows a naked baby and the motto 'Help', large papered seal appended, small coloured sketch plan of premises in margin. 1894. £24.00
Cassell & Co. MAP OF GREATER LONDON Colour printed map, size 28" x 25", linen-backed, folded. Area of Greater London coloured blue, county boundaries in dotted blue line. c1880. £34.00
¶ Presented with Cassell's 'Greater London'.
Edmonton LEASE FOR A YEAR of land in the Common Marsh of Edmonton, William Rolfe, Citizen and Haberdasher, to Abraham Jones, Carpenter. Vellum, size 14" x 25", written in a fine large hand. Printed heading with coat of arms, wax seal with bust. 1728. £24.00
¶ Gives adjoining owners.
Emilie Woods & Co., Ladies Tailoring, Stratford SPRING AND SUMMER FASHIONS Brochure size 9" x 6", 15pp., with 10 full-page illustrations of costumes, coats, and 12 smaller illustrations of blouses, etc. Type-face in red and black, with prices, description, information on their services, etc. c1900. £25.00
¶ Very decorative ornate gowns.
King's Cross LEASE of premises in Canal Road, John Young to Edward Walker. 2 large vellum sheets, wax seals. Small coloured sketch plan in margin showing weighing area. 1888. £12.00
Millbank AN ACT for the further Regulation of the General Penitentiary at Millbank. 4pp, disbound. 1827. £10.00
New Cross MORTGAGE of no. 21 Arbuthnot Road, Frederick Cavalli to The Trustees of the Loyal Pride of Bermondsey Lodge of the Independent Order of Odd Fellows Manchester Unity Friendly Society. Large vellum sheet, wax seal. 1898. £10.00
Rotherhithe BILL OF SALE of the three-masted Ship 'Ariel', Christian Splidt of Stratford Green, to Thomas Dicey of Rotherhithe, Shipowner. Contemporary copy on 3p folio, in a neat hand, folded, outer sheet with docket title, some light browning at folds and corners. Includes detailed description of the ship with measurements, age, place built, etc. 1810. £30.00
Saint Pancras CORONATION CELEBRATIONS An Urgent Appeal is being made For £10,000 for the purpose of providing A Patriotic Festival for 40,000 Children.... Large folio poster (1902), size printed in burgundy colour, horizontal fold, 1" repaired tear at edge. Together with poster headed 'Street Cries and Noises', forbidding people to 'shout or use any Bell or Gong... so as to cause annoyance'. 1907, and another small poster advertising a public lecture about venereal disease, with a film called 'The Shadow'. 1922. 1901-1922. £24.00
¶ The Coronation appeal was for two children's beds at University College Hospital, Convalescent Seaside Holiday Fund, Increased comforts for inmates of St. Pancras Almshouses.
St. Pancras PLATT'S GIFT of £1 each to 10 Poor Persons of Highgate and £1 each to 4 Poor Persons of Kentish Town. Poster, size 18" x 11", giving details of how to apply, and the arrangements for distribution. Trace of horizontal fold. 1921. £14.00
Theatre Royal, English Opera House LAST NIGHTS! MR. MATHEWS AT HOME This Evening, Monday, June 18th, 1827 With his Lecture on Peculiarities, Character and manners, founded as Observations and Adventures during his Trip to America! Playbill, size 13" x 8", left hand margin probably very slightly trimmed. Fairbrother, Lyceum Printing Office, Exeter Court, Strand. 1827. £55.00
¶ The entertainment was in three parts, the first part including 'Embarking on board the William Thompson, In sight of New York, American phrases expounded, arrival at Bristol (in America)', Part II 'Black Tragedian' included the songs 'Boston Post Office', 'Illinois Inventory'. Part 33 was 'All Well at Natchitoches' and included the character of Agamemnon 'a poor runaway Negro' and 'Mr. O'Sullivin 'An Irish improver of his fortunes'.
Wapping DRAFT BILL OF SALE for the 'ship called Hercules', between Benjamin Waller of Long Acre, coachmaker, Alfred Fry of Birchin Lane, Broker, and John Rains of Wapping. The ship was insured at LLoyds Coffee House. This document relates to the sale of the ship to Rains. It is described as 'formerly called the Gerona captured by and condemned as Prize to His Majesties Ship Myrtle, Clement Sneyd Esq. Commander, now on her voyage to the Southern Fishery....' 13p. folio, plus dusty outer sheet with docket title, written with many amendments abbreviations and crossings out. On the bottom and verso of last sheet are lawyer's comments about various difficulties in the case, below the title is 'A conference is requested with Mr Veane. 2gnas.' Lincolns Inn, 1813. £30.00
Whitechapel OBLIGATION BOND of Jonathan Rye of Goodmansfield in Whitechapel to Willymott Terry of Limehouse for £318. 1p. sm. folio, small wax seal, signed by 3 witnesses including Martha Hanslapp and Rachel Buckly. Refers to indenture made between Rye and Carolina his wife, daughter of Alexander Norwood late of Chilston, Kent, Robert Hanslapp of London and Willymott Terry. 1701. £25.00
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Cary (J) A MAP OF MONMOUTHSHIRE from the best Authorities. Engraved map, size 16" x 16", fully hand-coloured in hundreds. Compass rose, border. Some light creases, two small edge tears. 1805. £35.00
Monmouth LEASE of two dwellings in Castle Bayley Street now in the occupation of Richard Edwards, China and Earthenware Seller and Thomas Evans perruke maker, Thomas Probyn, Tanner, John George, Cornfactor, of Monmouth, and William Bartlett, pin-maker of Gloucester, to Thomas Lewis of Grays Inn. Together with two messuages known as Bevans Houses, and a messuage with shop facing Monow Street, and a malthouse, and three messuages in Brampton Street, Ross. Vellum, size 24" x 30". 4 large wax seals. 1787. £22.00
¶ Names many occupiers and former occupiers, with occupations.
Monmouth VOLUNTARY SETTLEMENT of tenements in the old Market Place and The Square in Chepstow, share of a tenement called Spittalmeen, in Tiddenham, chief rents of 300 acres in Alvington, Great Tithes of Chepstow, her interest in the lands of the late Dowager Duchess of Norfolk, Ann Susannah Davis of Bristol, Thomas Lewis of Saint Pierre, to Thomas Davies and Alfred Turner. 5 large vellum sheets, 3 wax seals. Some light browning. 1820. £20.00
Monmouthshire Railway AN ACT for enabling the Monmouthshire Railway and Canal Company to raise further Capital.... 6pp, disbound. 1855. £12.00
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Diss, Ixworth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Sheet L N.W. Size 13" x 18", plus wide margins. Railways inserted to November 1875. O.S. blindstamp 1893. £17.00
¶ Shows Euston Park, West Harling, Thornham Magna.
Fishmonger's BILLHEAD of W. Pratt, Fishmonger, Fishmarket, Norwich. Size 9" x 4", engraved heading show game, prawns, barrels of oysters, mermaid etc. Made out for skate at 2s, signed by Pratt. 1840. £14.00
Fundenhall ACKNOWLEDGEMENT by Baron Berners of Keythorpe Hall in Leicester of the consideration money paid by James Cooke Howes for one tenement and 17 acres in Fundenhall to which was admitted Tenant by Baron Berners as Lord of the Manor. 1p, small folio, folded. Signed Berners. 1866. £12.00
Great Yarmouth AN ACT for continuing for a further Term.... the Term of Two Acts.... for clearing, depthening, repairing... the Haven and Piers of Great Yarmouth; and for depthening and making more navigable the several Rivers emptying themselves into the said Haven... 10pp, disbound. Top edges of pages rather ragged. 1800. £16.00
Great Yarmouth, Kirstead ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 162. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19", plus margins. With hills in brown. 'Record Map' stamp in top margin. 1890. £22.00
¶ The New Series sheets were published between 1895 and 1903 'with hills'. Hachures were printed in black or brown, but it apparently was not popular with the public and the hachures were abandoned in 1911.
Norfolk Estuary Company CERTIFICATE OF A £50 SHARE Made out to John Harwood Good of Bridge Street, Cambridge, Painter. Signed by the Solicitor to the Company. Size 6" x 8". Impressed seal 2" in diameter with classical figure with anchor, sea and ships in distance. 1847. £40.00
¶ The seal has the words 'Incorporated 1843'.
Northrepps BOND whereby Phebe Stoneham of Northrepps spinster daughter of Joseph Stoneham Thatcher deceased, releases all claim on an enclosure of land of four acres in North Repps for the sum of 10s paid to her by Joseph Cawston. 1p., blank conjoint leaf, which has some large holes, signed with her mark by Phebe with small wax seal, witnessed. 1729. £24.00
Wheatacre-cum-Burgh PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold Property situate in the Parish of Burgh St. Peter.... comprising 295 Acres of the Finest Grazing Marshes in the COunty also the Manor or Lordship of Wheatacre-cum-Burgh.... which will be Sold By Auction... 4th day of July, 1857.... 7pp., folio, folded with docket title, double page plan hand-coloured in outline, brown mark down left hand edges of pages and centre of plan. 1857. £18.00
Wymondham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Small Property comprising a Farm-House.... Double Cottage situate in Spooner Row, which Salter & Simpson will sell by Auction.... on Friday the 9th or July, 1880. Folio, 4pp., folds. 1880. £14.00
¶ The farmhouse is described as 'Clay lump and tiled'.
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Tansor AN ACT for dividing and inclosing the Common and Open Fields.... in the Parish of Tansor. 25pp, plus docket title, attractive engraved headpiece, disbound. 1776. £22.00
Thorpe-Malfor AN ACT for dividing and inclosing the Common and Open Fields, Common Meadows.... within the Manor and Parish of Thorpe-Malfor... 24pp, disbound. 1777. £25.00
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Chipping Norton, Chadlington ACCOUNT OF SIR EDWIN BAYNTUN SANDYS in account with S. Beale. Notebook with 43 double-page spreads for debit and credit, plus many blank leaves, size 7" x 4", limp calf wraps, chipped at edges. Jan. 1812 - Feb. 1819. £70.00
¶ Notes mostly sums advanced, interest, etc, rather than specific expenditure: includes sums 'Sent to you at Miserden', 'Paid Inn bill at Woodstock', 'paid your coachman', 'Miss Bayntun annuity' 'Dr. to you at Burford to remit Mrs Davis in Town for School Bill', 'Received rents at Chadlington' (Sir Edwin was Lord of the Manor). Sir Edwin apparently borrowed large sums from Beale 'On 20th April 1816 Sir E.B. Sandys drew a Draft on me at 3 months for 500l, and which I at first refused to accept but which I was induced to accept... at the very particular request of Sir E...'
University of Oxford AN ACT to enable the President and Scholars of the College of Saint Mary Magdalen, in the University of Oxford, to grant Building Leases of certain Ground, Messuages.... in the Parish of Saint John, Southwark.... 3pp, disbound. 1777. £14.00
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Ashill and Isle Abbots, Manor of Wood COUNTERPART LEASE of a tenement in Aishill and Abbots Ile, Sir Henry Northcote of Corfe in Devon, to Richard Parsons of Aishill. Vellum, 15" x 22", wax seal, slightly faded overall, some minor browning, and two lines of text very faded so as to affect legibility. 1725. £20.00
¶ The rent was eleven shillings.
Barnicott & Son, Printer VICTORIA Song in praise of the Queen printed on 4to sheet, in two columns, each with very decorative floral border. Split down the middle between the two columns, repaired on verso with document tape, some edge tears on left side, traces of folds.... together with... Epithalmium occasioned by the Marriage of H.R.H. the Duke of York with H.R.H. the Princess May, July 6th, 1893. Poem by Samuel Lane, in two columns, small 4to, decorative border, repaired tear at fold. 1838 and 1898. £14.00
¶ 'This sheet was reprinted on the occasion of the Jubilee of Her Majesty the Queen, at Barnicott & Son's Office, by John Down, who went printing it in the procession at the Queen's Coronation....'
Bath Auction PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Business Premises Situate on the Main Road at Twerton-on-Avon, near Bath, Which Will be Offered for Sale by Auction... April 29th, 1901. Includes Stanley House, Shop, and Stables. Folio, 1p, plus Conditions, folded with docket title. 1901. £10.00
Bath Auction PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF FREEHOLD PROPERTY SITUATE IN BATH, Which will be Sold by Auction, by Mr Henry Eve, at his Sale Rooms, No 2, Broad Street, Bath, On Monday, April the 3rd, 1876. Folio, 4pp, folded, lower leaf partly dusty. 1876. £15.00
¶ Concerns property in Kensington Place, New King St, and Norfolk Mews.
Bath CATALOGUE of the Truly Excellent Household Furniture and Effects.... the Genuine Property of the late Mrs Irvine. Auction Sale 21st & 22nd March, 1854, on the premises at 1 Grafton Place, Weston Road. 8vo, 10pp., folds... together with.... Catalogue of the Household Furniture... the Property of the Late Mrs Blencowe... for sale by Auction on the Premises at 13 Paragon Buildings. 12pp., 8vo, folds. Ink and pencil notes throughout. 2 items. c1850. £18.00
Bath PROBATE of the Will of Jane Sainsbury, of Walcot, Widow. 2 large vellum sheets, printed certificate attached, large papered seal. 1845. £14.00
¶ Bequeathes her house in Seymour Street, £300 in annuities etc.
Bath SETTLEMENT on the Marriage of Isaac Sumsion the younger and Eliza Hale, between Isaac Sumsion the elder, Quarry Master, Charles Yardley, Soap Maker and Perfumer of Vine St., Bloomsbury, and William Hale of Batheaston. 3 large vellum sheets, wax seals. On verso of last sheet is a further indenture made 20 years later after the death of Eliza, appointing trustees. 1854. £17.00
¶ Presumably Charles Yardley was one of the 'Yardley's English Lavender' family who had been perfumers since the late 18th century.
Bathampton THE BATHAMPTON ESTATE The Property of Col. R.E. Allen. Manuscript plan, in ink and faded colour wash, with many later (some rather untidy) annotations regarding conveyances, from 1862, 1888, etc. On waxed cotton, size 20" x 32", scale 6 chains to 1". Slight dustmarking at centre fold. n.d. c1910. £38.00
¶ Shows buildings, garden plots, railways, roads, footpaths, areas with trees, fields. Covers Sham Castle. Hampton Down, Bathampton Station, River Avon.
Batheaston PLAN OF WAYFIELD ESTATE, BATHEASTON Printed plan on waxed cotton, with many manuscript annotations, scale 3 chains to one inch, size 36" x 28", folded. With Reference Table giving number on this plan, and on tithe map, description, Ordnance and tithe area. Many annotations on sales etc. from 1902-1929. c1920. £25.00
¶ Includes Solsbury Hill, which is divided into 9 parts.
Bathwick PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of The Bathwick Estate Producing about £15,390 per annum... arising out of 500 Houses, 60 Shops, 50 Detached Residences, 200 Modern Villas... large area of Building Land extending in all to about 600 Acres for Sale by Auction by Joseph Stower, Old Broad Street, London, 29th day of July, 1919. 45pp., folio, printed wraps, 8 full plate photographs, very large coloured folding plan at rear. A few pages foxed, wraps rubbed at edges. 1919. £125.00
¶ Includes 14 shops on Pulteney bridge, Argyle Congregational Chapel, 12 houses in Laura Place, 37 houses in Henrietta Street, 25 houses in Sydney Place, 77 houses in Pulteney Street, Sydney Gardens, Bath Spa Hotel, Holburn of Menstrie Museum. All lots with detailed schedules giving Tenant, Details of Lease, Rack Rent, Fee Farm Rent.
Capland INSURANCE CERTIFICATE for a house called 'Spa House' at Capland Spa, Unity Fire Insurance Association. Large folio, vignette of Sampson and title in decorative lettering of branches. 1856. £8.00
Congresbury Station LETTER on Great Western Railway notepaper to C. Poultney, Congresbury Parish Council, replying to his request for trains to stop at Congresbury on Sundays. 1p., typewritten. 1916. £6.00
Dulverton AUCTION POSTER. To be sold by Auction by Mr Carter, On Monday, the Twenty-ninth day of March.... at the Red Lion, In Dulverton, Somerset.... Hereditaments Premises called Town Marsh.... Size approx. 22" x 18", some wear and 4" split where once folded. Parkhouse, Printer, Dulverton. 1847. £24.00
¶ Gives details of the land concerned with names of owners and/or tenants.
Dundry LEASE of a tenement in Northwick and East Dundry, and one in West Dundry, in the parish of Chew, late in the possession of Thomas Dole the elder, yeoman, with the buildings, gardens, meadows, woods etc., and rights of Common and Estover. Thomas Dole to Robert Nelson and Morgan Beale, of Bristol. Vellum, 12" x 23", signed by Dole and Nelson with heavy wax seals on tags. 32 lines in an attractive hand with heavy downstrokes, calligraphic initial letter. 1619. £45.00
Evercreech & East Pennard FREEHOLD HOUSES AND LANDS FOR SALE to be Sold by Auction by Mr. E.T. Percy, on Friday the 26th Day of August, 1847, at the George Inn, in Evercreech. Handbill size approx. 13" x 8", folded, small split at one fold. Describes 10 lots, naming tenants, and owners of adjoining lands. 1847. £20.00
¶ Includes lands at East Pennard known as Crabtree Close and Elbow Corner, and rights of Common on Southwood Common.
Glastonbury Improvements AN ACT for paving and improving the Streets and other publick Passages and Places in the Parishes of Saint John the Baptist and Saint Benedict, in the Town of Glastonbury.... 36pp, disbound. 1811. £18.00
¶ With a brief schedule giving occupiers.
Goathurst and West Monkton DEED OF EXCHANGE whereby William Pawlett grants to Nicholas Halswell land in Hyde in (West) Monkton in the holding of John Cross in exchange for part of the the tenement of Woolfield(?) in Goathurst containing three acres in the occupation of Marjorie Knight, and a way through a close called Brodecrosse, leading from that land to the high road to Bridgwater. Vellum, size 12" x 23", crumbling wax seal on tag, bound with cotton. Signed William Pawlett. 1560. £65.00
¶ Refers to the right of tenants in Woolfield to use water-courses for watering their fields. Names John Dalyman, Richard Hurst and Richard Raynold.
Houlston's NEW LARGE-SCALE PLAN OF BATH AND SUBURBS Scale 6" to 1 mile. Colour printed, size 22" x 25", linen-backed and folding to 8vo. Bacon & Co. c1900. £18.00
¶ With key to Wards.
Ilminster Roads AN ACT for making, amending, widening, and keeping in repair certain Roads passing through or near the Town of Ilminster.... 12pp, disbound. 1828. £14.00
Institution Wine Vaults, Bath ADVERTISING CARD listing ales available at the Institution Wine Vaults, North Parade, G. Wembridge, Proprietor. Printed in red on one side of card size 4" x 3". c1910. £8.00
Limington WATERCOLOUR in tones of grey, good architectural detail. Size 7" x 5", ruled border, margins trimmed, a few very small spots in top corner. Titled 'Limington Church Somersetshire' in bottom margin. c1820. £16.00
Lopen AGREEMENT between Earl Poulett and John Cable, of Lopen whereby Cable assigns lands in Lopen to Abraham Harding of Seavington St. Michael, and James Gifford and Josiah Horley. On paper, 3p., small folio. Signed and witnessed. Together with a similar document relating to the same transaction, mentioning that the signing of the agreement will be at the house of John Jesse in Ilminster. 1813. £16.00
¶ Includes lands called Little Down, Hangerland, Five Yard, Shores Close, Little England, orchard called Furzey Close, etc.
Peach (R.E), Bridge St., Publisher IN MEMORIAM In Remembrance of His Royal Highness the Prince Consort.... Booklet, sm. 8vo, 15pp, comprising three poems, title page with black border, black glossy wraps. Second Impression, with Additions. 1862. £14.00
Portbury A COUNTERPART OF A CONVEYANCE made between John Tynte of the Middle Temple and William Roche of Carsewell in Portbury, yeoman, of Tynte's part in a messuage in Carsewell 'in which Johana Beeney, widow, now dwelleth'. Vellum, calligraphic initial letter, signed wit his mark by Roche, heavy wax seal on tag, approx. 1" in diameter, with impressed design of leaves. Damp stain affecting an area about 4" by 1" at bottom, not affecting legibility. Titled on verso 'A Conveyance made by my brother to Roche in Carsewell...'. 1613. £40.00
Simmons (T.F.) Churchill MEMORANDUM BOOK Small folio notebook, name 'Thomas Frederic Simmons' inside wrap, but book written from both ends, wraps covered in linen, with manuscript title, 'Scrap Book D'. 128 pages in a clear hand. Comprises notes on his life (a sort of 'curriculum vitae', 1826-69, of his education, army service etc., copies of references), genealogical notes, including family trees, copies of inscriptions of in Churchill Church relating to his family (including his grandmother Perry who was Samuel Seyer's daughter, his Latch ancestors), record of his weight 1834-54, at different places, copy of a report done by Simmons on a Roman Road across Colerne Down, extracts from works of a philosophical or religious nature, records of sundial inscriptions, notes on folklore, list of dialect words, quotations in Greek, Latin, Hebrew, French, extracts from Churchill, Dalton, and Holme Church accounts, a few newspaper cuttings, some rubbings from memorial inscriptions loosely inserted. There is a six-page index of subjects. Paper watermarked 1835. Entries made over a period of time, up to 1870's. £150.00
¶ The writer began as a soldier, and was a Major of Brigade in 1842, apparently fighting in South Africa. A copy of a letter from his commanding officer in a campaign of 1835 mentions 'your judicious and amirable management of a mixed garrison of Europeans and Hottentots who were in daily contact with the aborigines... J. Machan, Major, 72nd Regiment'. He later went into the Church, and seems to have been a Rector in the Yatton area.
Taunton Election TO THE ELECTORS of the Borough of Taunton.... Taunton has suffered from being known to be tainted by corrupt and unlawful practices.... A Committee has therefore been formed for the purpose of obtaining information with respect to corrupt practies of any and every kind at this Election..... Handbill, size 10" x 7, printed in red, offering reward for information. Small piece torn from bottom margin, many small creases. Loader (Election Agent) on behalf of J. Harris Sanders. 1887. £14.00
Templecombe PARTICULARS Plans and Conditions of Sale of Freehold Estate.... comprising 2 Excellent Grazing or Dairy Farms.... George Richard will offer for Sale by Auction at the Royal Hotel, Templecombe.... June 16, 1903. Folio, 6pp., folio, wraps, 2 large folding coloured plans. Page edges dog-eared, small hole in corner of front wrap. 1903. £26.00
¶ Concerns Yew Tree Farm and Coombe Throop Farm.
Walcot Auction, Bath PARTICULARS OF BUILDING LAND, HOUSES & PROPERTY SITUATE AT WALCOT, BATH, To be Sold by Auction... 26th July, 1892. Folio, coloured folding plan, folded, 4pp, docket title. Small split down spine. 1892. £24.00
¶ Mainly concerns Hanover House and property in Hanover Street and Hanover Square. Includes Kensington Chapel Schools, 3 and 4 Piccadilly.
Walcot Land AN ACT for vesting part of the Residuary Estate of Hannah Silcock, Widow, deceased, in Trustees upon Trust, to sell and dispose of the same, and to lay out the Money arising therefrom in the Purchase of other Hereditaments... 11pp, disbound. 1815. £14.00
¶ Includes a 2pp schedule of the land and tenants involved in Walcot.
Walcot, Bath PROBATE of the Will of Mrs Ann Hayward, widow, of Walcot. Two large vellum sheet, printed certificate with ms inserts attached, large papered seal. Some ink blots and dustmarking on verso. 1829. £18.00
¶ Leaves her house in Lansdown Road to her friend Thomas Batchelor, Draper
Wellington BILL of Egerton Burnetts Royal Serges, for a suit. 4to, fine printed heading showing coats of arms of patrons, cherub, garlands etc, size 2" x 7". Details of order typed. Folds. 1909. £7.00
¶ 'Holders of Twenty Four Royal and Imperial Appointments'.
Widcombe RELEASE and Confirmation of a fourteen-acre parcel of meadow called Elme Close in the Parish of Lyncombe and Widcombe, Henry Barnes of Weston to John Reed, Alderman of the City of Bath. Vellum, size 18" x 27", good armorial wax seal on tag. Small later title and date in ink on outside. 1675. £32.00
Woolverton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Somerset Sheet No. XXX.3/ Wilts. XXXVIII.13. Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 1/2500. Reprint of Second edition c1940. £14.00
¶ Covers Woolverton, Shawford House, Merfield House, etc.
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Rugeley PARTICULAR OF ESTATES in the Parishes of Rugeley and Colton.... About 1,035 Acres, to be Offered for Sale by Public Auction.... 20th and 21st Days of October, 1828.... 17pp., folio, sewn, traces of folds, with docket title. Large folding hand-coloured plan showing 104 lots, schedules of each lot giving name of tenant, field-name etc., cultivation, quantity. Foxing spots on docket title. 1828. £55.00
¶ 'the Trent and Mersey Canal runs through the middle of the property'.
Tunstall, Cheadle GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. LXXII.N.W. Fully hand-coloured map, scale 1" to 1 mile, size approx. 13" x 15", plus wide margins, key in left-hand margin. Slightly dusty. Railways inserted to 1890, O.S. blindstamp 1901. £28.00
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Badenham, Saxmundham, Peasenhall ACCOUNT BOOK for work done at various farms, and for Forestry Commission, 1931-36. Half calf small folio ledger, neatly written with name of farm at top of page and details of work carried out, such as threshing, seeding, hauling, with sums. There are detailed accounts of types of timber hauled, for example 15 pages listing loads of oaks, elm, poplar, chestnut, beech, hauled for H. Hurlock, High House, Parham. Some of the oak was for tanning. Approx. 120 double pages, plus blanks. 1931-36. £40.00
¶ Farms mentioned include Pound Farm, Great Glemham; Lime Tree Farm, Badingham; Burrows Hill Farm, Rendham; Baundry Farm, Framlingham.
Harleston, Halesworth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet L N.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. Small blue 'Record Map' stamp in margin. Railways inserted to 1881. O.S. blindstamp 1893. £17.00
Lowestoft, Aldborourgh TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Scale 1" to 1 mile, Sheet No. LXVII S.W. (Lowestoft), more than half the map is sea area, and Sheet XLIX S.W. (Aldborough), showing just a narrow strip of land. Each size 13" x 19" plus wide margins. O.S. blindstamps 1865 and 1868. £18.00
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.
Stowmarket, Lavenham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet L S.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. Small blue 'Record Map' stamp in margin. Railways inserted to 1866. O.S. blindstamp 1892. £18.00
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Bagshot Heath PENCIL DRAWING Size 7" x 10", on card, plus margin, showing rough land with ponds, four large trees, a farm cart with three horses in middle distance. Titled in margin 'On Bagshot Heath'. A few very small foxing spots, mainly in left margin. c1850. £40.00
¶ A fine drawing with good detail.
Croydon ADMINISTRATION CERTIFICATE of the goods of John Farley late of Croydon. Printed certificate with ms inserts, papered seal attached. 1824. £8.00
Godalming FINE relating to two messuages, two gardens, two barns and two orchards in Godalming, George Hedger to John Underwood and others. Vellum, 8" x 20", folds. 6G3 £18.00
Margary (H), Publisher TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY YEARS OF MAPMAKING in the County of Surrey 27 map sheets, size 23" x 32", plus cover sheet and 2 sheets of introduction by W. Ravenhill. Rolled. 1974. £42.00
¶ Facsimiles of Saxton, Norden, Rocque, Greenwood etc.
Norwood ABSTRACT OF TITLE of Mr. C. Bradney Hepworth to part of the Grangewood Estate, Norwood. 16p, folio, attached are three plans one linen, showing woodland at Grange Road, Houses at Mersham Road, etc. Plans browned with damp which has off-set on to paper. 1914. £14.00
Norwood MORTGAGE of a leasehold messuage and premises called Bankstop situate in Beulah Road, Norwood Surrey.... Charles Wright Builder of Beulah Hill to Henry Wilson. Single vellum sheet, with coloured sketch plan 9" x 8", with decorative compass road, measurements. Wax seal. 1882. £16.00
Weybridge ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 6in. to 1 mile. Composite map, size 36" x 60", disected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo marbled wraps, slightly rubbed at edges. Water features hand coloured, large area of map outlined with thin pink wash line. c1900. £40.00
¶ Covers Oxshott, Chertsey, Bushy Park, Hersham.
Wonersh ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXII, made up of quarter sheets, Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into cloth 8vo wraps. Roads, water features and some buildings hand-coloured. 3 small areas neatly colour washed in different colours, presumably relevant to property sales, and marked with dates. Second edition 1897. £22.00
¶ Covers Bramley, Shere, Gomshall.
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Selsey COLIN PULLINGER, SELSEY Card with 26 lines in manuscript, in a neat cursive hand, advertising the services of Colin Pullinger 'Contractor, Inventor, Fisherman and Mechanic... Builder, Carpenter... Repairer of Umbrellas and parasols.... The Inventor and maker of the following: an improved Horse Hoe, and improved Scarifier... an improved Velocipede.... a curious Rat and Mouse trap made on a scientific principal where each one caught sets the trap to catch its neighbour...'. Written on one side of card, size 6" x 4", card slightly browned. c1880. £24.00
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Atherstone TO TANNERS AND CAPITALISTS... VALUABLE FREEHOLD & COPYHOLD PROPERTY to be Sold by Auction.... at the Phoenix Inn.... Nov. 11, 1857. 1p, plus docket title, fine double-page hand-coloured plan lithographed by Moody, Printer, Cannon St., Birmingham. 1857. £40.00
¶ Includes large house with Tannery Yards and Works lately occupied by William Freer, the Phoenix Inn.
Birmingham Water Works ELAN SUPPLY Printed circular letter from the Secretary detailing arrangements for Inspection of Works near Rhayader, June 19th, 1900, with details of trains, lunch description of works, etc. 2pp., 4to, together with two photographs by Valentine, one of Craig Goch and one of Pen-y-gareg, on verso is printed 'Souvenir of the Opening of Birmingham Water Works... Presented to the Guests of the Birmingham Corporation on the occasion of His Majesty's Visit to Rhayader by the London and North Western Railway Company, with coat of arms, seals of company in red and black. 1900 and 1904. £25.00
Birmingham, Coleshill ORDNANCE SURVEY Sheet LII S.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 15", wide margins. 'Index to Tithe Survey' in top margin. Printed from an Electrotype 1864. £20.00
Stratford on Avon GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet No. LIV S.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 15", plus wide margins. Fully hand coloured, key in right-hand margin. Railways inserted to 1894. Embossed stamp 1898. £24.00
¶ Covers Alcester, Charlecote, Wolverton.
Stratford on Avon ORDNANCE SURVEY Sheet LIV S.E. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 15", wide margins. 'Index to Tithe Survey' in top margin. Impressed Office of Works stamp in top margin. 1886. £20.00
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Broad Town, Wootton Bassett PARTICULARS WITH PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALES of the Desirable Small Freehold Properties.... comprising a Capital Pasture Farm... Whiteway Cottage... Valuable Springs and Water Rights derived from Broad Town Hill.... for Sale by Auction.... August 21st, 1911. 10pp., large 4to, wraps, plan. Vertical fold, staples rusty, hence covers loose. 1911. £22.00
Carnecote, Manor of DEED OF BARGAIN AND SALE of the Manor of Sarmote als. Carnecote, and a messuage belonging with arable land called Rough Leaze, Sheppards Gores, Norris Furlong etc., arable land in the Common Fields of Ashton Keynes, the first crop or cut of 30 acres of Meadow in Ashton Keynes Meadow, Sir Strange Jocelyn of Hyde Hall, Sawbridgeworth, Herts., to Richard Kemble of London, Salter. Size 20" x 29". Signed by Strange Jocelyn with armorial wax seal. Some discolouration at two points affecting a few words. 1714. £28.00
Chicksgrove CHICKSGROVE PARTICULAR Single sheet, folio, with table giving names of 19 Reversions (with name of lessee, property, tithes etc.), Quantity, Lives for each lease, Rents, Heriot, annual Value. Folded, docket title on verso. T. Collins, Printer, 1, Harvey's Buildings, Strand. no date, paper watermarked 1806. £30.00
¶ Lessees include the names Bracher, Lever, Kellow, Oldridge, Lambert, Moody.
Damerham South AN ACT for Inclosing Lands in the Parish of Damerham South... 29pp., disbound. 1818. £15.00
Devizes Improvements AN ACT for amending, regulating, cleansing, lighting, watching, and keeping in Repair, the Streets, Lanes and Passages, within the Borough of The Devizes, in the County of Wiltshire, and for preventing Nuisances, Annoyances, and Obstructions therein. Cover leaf + 36pp, recent paper boards. 1781. £18.00
FOUR DAYS' SALE PARTICULARS OF THE ERLESTOKE ESTATE Erlestoke Estate PARTICULARS, PLANS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Properties in the parishes of Edington, Bratoon, East Coulston, Marston, Potterne, Worton, Great Cheverell and Erchfont Embracing an Area of Nearly 7,400 Acres, Comprising A Residential and Sporting Estate, XIVth Century Priory House, Fourteen Excellent Dairy Farms.... Practically the Whole of Four Villages.... First Day's Sale.... to be Offered for Sale by Auction... 28th June. 46pp., folio, printed wraps, stained at top, 3 large folding plans plus key plan... together with.... Second Day's Sale. 40pp., folio, key plan plus two only of three very large folding plans. Worn at spine, many leaves loose from silk tie, some cockling due to damp. 29th June.... together with... Third Day's Sale. 30th June, 1910. 26pp., folio, key plan and large folding plan... together with... Fourth Day's Sale, 1st July. 33pp., 2 folding and one full-page plan. Photos throughout the four sections, including interiors. 1910. £120.00
¶ The complete sale particulars for this important estate. Includes The Priory, A'Beckett's House, The Lamb Inn, The White Horse Inn, and The George Inn in Edington, Baynton Hill Farm, Tinhead Hill Farm, End Farm, Pound Farm, many attractive half-timbered houses.
Great Western Railway ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Part of Sheet XIV, size 18" x 20", lettered 'Session 1883 Great Western Railway no 6', in red and marked in red ink with a line from the railway line at Stert to the line just north of Westbury, stamped with blue GWR Engineers Office stamp, front and back. Folded to 8vo. 1883. £20.00
Hampton Turville, Highworth PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Residential Farming and Building Estate comprising Two Farms, Cottages and Gardens, Accommodation Lands... containing about 424 Acres, to be Sold by Auction... August 26th, 1889. 4pp., folio, plus full page coloured plan, folded with docket title. 1889. £28.00
¶ Comprises Hampton Farm and Hampton Turville Farm.
Laverstock Inclosure AN ACT for Inclosing Lands within the Parish of Laverstock including the Tithing of Ford.... 25pp, disbound. 1818. £16.00
Marlborough, Salisbury and Amesbury Road AN ACT to vary and alter the Line of the Marlborough and Salisbury Road, and for making a Road from the same to Amesbury... 6pp, disbound. 1836. £11.00
Melksham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Highly Valuable Freehold Properties, comprising a Recently Built Villa Residence known as Avon Villa... 3 substantially-built Cottages.... Rich Meadow Land.... Also Beanacre Farm, Nine Cottages and Gardens and Aboutj 71 Acres.... for Sale by Auction.... October 14th, 1879.... 5pp., folio, folded with docket title, large folding hand-coloured plan. 1879. £32.00
Ogbourn Saint Andrew AN ACT For Dividing and Allotting certain Open and Common Fields, Downs, and Commonable Lands or Grounds, in the Tything of Ogbourn Saint Andrew.... 21pp, disbound. 1778. £24.00
Salisbury WEBB & CO., ART CABINET MAKERS In the English Renaissance Style. Advertising leaflet, decoratively printed in brown on pinkish backgound, 4pp., size 8" x 11", illustrating fireplaces, columns etc. Includes article on 'A Renaissance Mantel by Messrs. Webb & Co.'. Trace of vertical fold. 1886. £16.00
Steeple Ashton AN ACT for Inclosing Lands in the Parish of Steeple Ashton, in the County of Wiltshire. 24pp, disbound. 1813. £18.00
Westbury PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Freehold Training Establishment with 347 1 rood 34 perches of Downland Gallops... 3pp., 4to, wraps, vertical crease. 1916. £12.00
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Knighton AN ACCOUNT OF MONEY expended by Thos. Good, Chapel Warden of Knighton Commencing May 10th, 1815. 7p in sm. folio notebook. Notes expenses from Sept. 8th 1815-22nd March 1820. Signed by 6 people, March 24, 1820. Loosely inserted is note on measurements for house, garden, named fields. 1815-1820. £30.00
¶ Includes 'A Reed for the Bassoon', 'Pd Wm. Nash a Bill for flooring part of the Chapel finding 290 feet of oak boards', 'Pd J. Hill 3 days Man 2 days Wm. Nash 1 Day removeing soil out of the Chapel and putting up Coat of Arms...'
Worcester ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LIV S.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 14", plus wide margins. 'Index to Tithe Survey' in top margin. O.S blindstamp 1883. £18.00
¶ Shows Worcester, Fladbury, Feckenham.
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Brighouse PARTICULARS OF FREEHOLD AND COPYHOLD ESTATE in Brighouse near Halifax, as divided into Lots for Sale by Auction By Mr. Lancaster on Monday the 23rd of June, 1834 at the George Inn, Brighouse. Sm folio, 4pp, folded, double page plan by Inchbold, Lithographer, Leeds. Attractive lettering. 1834. £34.00
¶ Includes close called The Harp, land at Brighouse Lane Head containing 'a Valuable Bed of Stone', Druggist Shop with Warehouse in Brighouse, 8 cottages near the Calder and Hebble Navigation, two cottages fronting the Canal.
Caplan Ltd., Sheffield CATALOGUE Wholesale catalogue, 1935. 184pp., 4to, wraps. A few edge tears in front wrap. 1935 £16.00
¶ Includes linen, clothes, cutlery, etc.
Drake family, of Yorkshire PEDIGREE neatly written in ink with red lines, size 20" x 72", made up of sheets pasted together, many folds, some repaired edge tears. Covers mid 16th century to early 19th. c1880. £28.00
¶ On verso is a quote from a letter from the Revd. J. Hunter of Hallamshire to I.J. Allen, 'comparing this pedigree with his own collections'.
Halifax LEASE FOR A YEAR of ground containing 'two days' work', lately occupied by the Cross Pipes Inn, adjoining Parkinson's House Lane and King's Cross Lane, John Watkinson of Ovenden, Merchant, and others, to John Howarth and others. Vellum sheet, two fine wax seals with rampant lion, lightly browned throughout. 1784. £18.00
Market Weighton AN ADDRESS delivered by Mr. W.B. Plummer at the Devonshire Arms Inn, Market-Weighton, on Monday, the 4th of October, 1847, when the Market-Weighton Branch of the York and North Midland Railway was Opened. 8pp., 12mo, plain paper wraps. William Boast, Printer, Market Weighton, 1847. £20.00
Sheffield, Rotherham ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile, Sheet LXXXII.N.W. Size 13" x 19", plus wide margins. Embossed stamp 1883. £17.00
Talbot, Tempest, Hamerton families FIVE PEDIGREES Printed folding pedigrees of Coulthurst of Gargrave, Currer of Kildwick, Talbots of Basho, Hamerton of Wigglesworth, Tempest of Broughton. Linen backed. c1802. £15.00
¶ Possibly taken from a book and later mounted on linen.
Yorkshire PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM containing 90 snapshots, size 3" x 4", of Skipton, Hawkswick, Threshfield, Studley, Kettlewell, Conistone, Grassington, Burnsall, Malham, Buckden, Bainbridge etc. Mounted two to a page in 8vo album, titled in manuscript below photo, thick card leaves, cloth boards. c1920. £40.00
¶ Includes 'Burnsall Sports 1919', horse and cart with milk churns and children at Threshfield, 'Sheep Dipping, Old Hall' etc.
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Clontarf, Manor of NOTICE of an injuction granted in the case Vernon v. Wade, by The Lord Commissioners preventing Thomas Wade, John Blanchfield and others from removing sand, clay or gravel from the foreshore of the Manor of Clontarf, save a portion adjacent to Dollymount which was sold in 1819 to the then Ballast Board. Poster, size 18" x 12", wear and browning at one fold... together with Bill of Complaint, 4pp., folio, and two manuscript affadavits, one from Vernon's solicitor giving details of relevant deeds, including one of 1779 of the Castle Town and Manor of Clontarf, Upper and Lower Hollybrook and the Island of Clontarf. 1874. £30.00
Dublin PROGRAMME of Ambulance and Nursing Cup Competitions... at Lord Iveagh's Gardens, 15th and 16th June, 1917. 12pp., 4to. Corner of one page torn off affecting one word at bottom, trace of fold. 1917. £8.00
¶ Includes lists of Officers in Charge etc.
Murray (T.L) Publisher IRELAND Engraved map, size 27" x 17", coloured in outline. Central fold, a few light creases. May 1st, 1830. £18.00
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. 1807. £12.00
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Ayr Ram Society, Scotland THE ANNUAL SHOW & SALE of Blackfaced Rams & Ram Lambs will take place.... 7th September within the Cattle Market... 4pp., 8vo, traces of folds. c1890. £10.00
¶ Lists 35 sellers of Shearlings and 37 of Lambs.
Bogie, Greig Rutherford-Elliott family LETTERS AND PAPERS comprising George Greig's freeman certificate, Kirkaldy, 1768 (9 lines on vellum); Disposition of David Greig, tenant in Wester Skeddoway, to his spouse, 1760, 3p., lacking signatures on last page; letter of 1854 from James Bogie to his mother inclosing newspaper cutting of his name change, with 3p. bill from solicitor relating to the change; Disposition and Settlement by James Greig Rutherford Elliott (formerly James Bogie) to his intended wife, 1885; David Greig Rutherford's Testamentar 1888 (with stamps of 8 railway companies); 3 other family letters, 1830's-50's; page torn out of family bible recording births and deaths 1802-1883, 2 marriage certificates. 1760-1888. £25.00
Dumfries ACCOUNT BOOK with printed label of David Lennox's Family Grocery and Italian Warehouse, listing goods sold to Dr. Grieve of Buccleuh St. 8vo., calf wraps, 16 pages of entries, plus blanks. 1861-62. £20.00
Edinburgh BURGESS AND GUILD TICKET of Thomas Lamb, Merchant, Leith Street. Vellum, 13" x 14", engraved heading with coat of arms. Printed with manuscript inserts. Some yellowing of vellum, print slightly rubbed. 1823.. £15.00
L.N.E.R. & L.M.S. SCOTLAND FOR THE HOLIDAYS Booklet, 48pp., 8vo., photos, including views of the trains. Attractive coloured illustrations on front and back wrap by 'M'... together with... CLYDE COAST and Loch Lomond. 4to booklet folding to 9" x 4", attractive colour illustrations on wrap by 'Mace', folding map. 1938-1939. £17.00
Lizars (Daniel), Publisher THE NEW NORTH BRITON Saturday January 22nd, 1831. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp, red tax stamp. Slight rubbing along 6" of one fold with small hole. 1831. £10.00
¶ Includes report on the arrest of Mr. O'Connell and other Irish agitators.
SEVENTEENTH CENTURY MASONIC RECORDS Mary's Chapel Lodge, Edinburgh EIGHTEEN WARRANTS to the Boxmaster of Mary's Chapel to pay out sums for those in need. 1677-90. Manuscripts on paper slips, size varying from 3" x 8" to 4" x 8". Edinburgh or 'Marrie Chappell' and the date at the head of each manuscript, with instructions to the Boxmaster to pay a sum to a particular person, signed by the Clerk. Each slip has been folded and a brief docket title written on verso. 1677-1690. £380.00
¶ Mary's Chapel was the first Lodge in Scotland. The form of wording is slightly different in each document. One reads 'Marrie Chappell the 4th November 1676. The which day the Deacones masters and brethren ordained Georg Porteous box master to give to Cathrin Glassford four pounds Scotts of present suplie whereupon this shall be his warrant. Extracted by me John Hamilton, Clerk'. Another woman recipient is described as 'in the tolboth of Edinr.', while James Marre is to have half a dollar 'being come from Irland(?) in grett distresse & being recommnended be the Conveiner to the whole deacons'. The recipients are sometimes referred to as 'mason', or 'wright', or, in the case of widows, the 'relict' of a mason.
Rosoman (Leonard), Artist SHELL GUIDE TO INVERNESS-SHIRE Poster with illustration showing mountains with deer, black grouse etc. Map with key below. Overall size 29" x 20", metal hanger top and bottom. A few small minor creases. 1950's. £18.00
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Bacon's NEW SURVEY MAP OF NORTH WALES colour-printed map, size 34" x 41", in two parts, linen backed, mounted one on each board. Cloth covered boards, small folio. With index and gazetteer, geological map inset, table of distances. c1885. £24.00
Bacon's NEW SURVEY MAP OF HEREFORD, MONMOUTH, Radnor, Brecknock and Glamorgan. Colour-printed map, linen-backed, size 45" x 35", folding into cloth covered 4to boards, lacks spine, crudely repaired with tape. With Index and Gazetteer, Table of Distances. Geological map inset. Two 3" splits at folds, a couple of holes in linen where folds meet. 1885. £20.00
Carmarthen ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 4to, blue silk edging tape... together with... Sheet XXXVII (Swansea Bay), in the same format. Both inserted in worn morocco slip case, size 13" x 10", which lacks tuck-in flap at top. c1840. £85.00
King's Head Estate, Merionethshire PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the King's Head Estate, comprising of Two Freehold Dwelling Houses, Twelve Choice Building Sites and a Valuable Freehold Farm. Which Messrs. Cooke Bros. & Roberts have been instructed to offer for Sale by Public Auction.... On Tuesday, May 18th, 1909. Folio, 7pp, folding coloured plan, original wraps, some light foxing. 1909. £17.00
Margam, Glamorgan LEASE of a piece of land in Margam enclosed from a piece of mountain land called Lletty Harry, Christopher Talbot to William Smith. 3 pages, folio, on parchment, ruled red margins, wax seal. Many folds. 1856. £12.00
Mount Alyn, Rossett, Denbighshire CATALOGUE OF SALE at Home Farm, March 29th, 1887 comprising Young Dairy Cows & Heifers, Fresh Barrens, Fat Cows, Yearling Heifers, Flock of Grand Shropshire Down & Leicester Ewes... Agricultural Implements... 10pp, 8vo. Traces of having been folded twice. 1887. £16.00
¶ Four bulls are listed in single lots with pedigrees.
Richard (Thos.) MANUSCRIPT BOOK OF POEMS in Welsh and English. 12mo. notebook, rough brown paper wraps lettered 'Omnibus. Novr. 5th 1829'. 11 pages of poems in Welsh, name of poet not given, possibly his own original poems. One poem titled in English 'On a pack of Hounds', another 'A Place in Anglesey', the others untitled. At the back are 9 pages of poems in English. 1829. £25.00
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Bacon's EXCELSIOR MAP OF DEVON AND CORNWALL Map with very fine colour printing, size 36" x 45", folding into 4to cloth boards, spine repaired in cloth with old spine relaid, marbled endpapers, linen-backed. With Index-Gazeteer and inset geological map, with geological reference, and inset map of Scilly Island, Indes of Mines. Recent inscription on verso, some old blue-tack stains on linen on verso, not affecting the map. c1890. £36.00
Bassano (Alexander), Photographer, Old Bond St. CARTE DE VISITE PORTRAIT OF QUEEN VICTORIA Size 3" x 2". c1880. £22.00
¶ The Queen is holding a fan, and is wearing a white head-dress, and a black ribbon with a locket round her neck. Bassano was a society photographer famous for his photograph of Kitchener which was used for the 'Your Country Needs You' poster.
Bemrose & Sons, London and Derby ILLUSTRATED CATALOGUE OF STATIONERY Account Books and Office Requisites. Decorative boards, views of the different factories on back board, rubbed and faded, calf spine, 10" x 6". xiii + 200pp. Numerous black and white illustrations throughout and 13 coloured chromolithographed plates, showing ink bottles, ink-stands, inlaid bindings, illuminated addresses, writing cases, etc. Front and back hinges broken, spine partly coming away from book, lacks front endpaper. Separately paginated 'Specimens of Wood Blocks' at the end lacking one leaf. c1880. £50.00
Cobden (Richard) LETTER dated Leamington 16 Decr. 1841, to W.S. Kennedy Esq., thanking him for his invitation to a dinner but declining as 'we hold a meeting in Manchester of the cotton district on the 16th it is necessry that I should be on the spot the day previous in order to assist in making the arrangements'. Asks him to convey his thanks to the Committee 'for the honour they have done me'. Written on two sides of 8vo, signed 'Richd Cobden', stab hole going through one word, blank conjoint leaf torn off, mounted with two small pieces of tape on thin card. 1841. £35.00
¶ Richard Cobden (1804-65), economist and politician. 1841 was the year of his election as Member for Stockport, and the period of the agitation of the 'Anti-Corn Law League'.
Copyright case LEGAL PAPER preparing Bill of Sale of Hannah Maria Jones and her husband's copyright in Hannah Jones' moral tale 'The Victim of Fashion or the Gamblers or Treacherous Friend' to George Virtue of Ivy Lane, Bookseller and Publisher. 2 pages folio, with many abbreviations. Lawyer's comments at the end slightly faded. 14th Jan. 1825. £30.00
¶ John Jones, of Little Mild St., Lincoln's Inn, is described as a compositor. For the sum of five guineas, Virtue was to have the right to publish an 8vo edition, whereas the Jones' reserved the right to publish a duodecimo edition.
Cornwall & Devon Miners AN ACT for raising a Body of Miners in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon, for the Defence of the Kingdom, during the present War. 10pp, disbound. 1798. £18.00
Cornwall and Devon AN ACT for making Compensation to the Proprietors of certain Messuages.... in the Counties of Cornwall and Devon, purchased in pursuance of Two Acts of Parliament... for better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships and Stores at Plymouth and Sheerness... and to certain Proprietors who have sustained any loss or damage in consequence... 33pp, plus cover leaf, Black Letter, disbound. 1782. £22.00
Cornwall and Devon Regiment of Miners A BILL To explain and amend an Act... for enabling His Majesty to accept the Services of a Proportion of the Militia out of the United Kingdom, for the vigorous prosecution of the War; and to extend the Provisions thereof to the Regiment of Miners of Cornwall and Devon. 3pp., disbound. 1813. £12.00
Cornwall, Dorset & Somerset Estates AN ACT for confirming an Exchange between the Right Honourable Henry Stephen Earl of Ilchester and the Right Honourable George O'Brien Earl of Egremont, now deceased, and for effecting an exchange of Lands, by the last Will of the Right Honourable George Earl of Egremont, now deceased, directed to be sold, for Lands by that Will directed to be settled. 51pp, disbound. 1853. £16.00
¶ Includes a 5pp schedule of the land concerned at:- Broadway, Bickenhall, Stogursey, Stocklinch Ottersey, Luxborough, and Whitelackington.
Courts AN ACT for the Abbreviation of Michaelmas Term. 5pp., plus cover leaf, attractive woodcut initial letter, disbound. 1751. £16.00
Cruchley's IMPROVED GEOGRAPHICAL COMPANION Throughout England & Wales, including Part of Scotland. Counties coloured in outline, engraved map, size approx. 37" x 25", pus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 8vo. No slipcase. With tables of reference giving 'near Nine Hundred of the Principal Towns' with population for each place for the years 1801, 1811, 1821. 1828. £80.00
Derby, Yorkshire, and Nottinghamshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXXII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 23" x 29", plus very wide margins right and left, linen-backed and folding to 4to. Made up of quarter sheets. Edges bound with green silk tape. The villages of Calow and Duckmanton have been neatly underlined in red. Attractive label of James Wyld, Geographer to His Majesty, Charing Cross East, on verso. Published by Col. Colby... 9th May 1840. £40.00
¶ Covers Ollerton, Rotherham, Sheffield, Mansfield.
Dodwell (E.S) Florist, Clapham, London CARNATIONS AND PICOTEES Catalogue describing in detail 38 varieties, divided into 'Scarlet Bizarres', 'Rose Flakes' etc. 4pp, 8vo, folds, tear in margin. 1880. £14.00
Dorset and Hampshire RELEASE James Wickens by the direction of Horace Twiss, of London, to Sir William Oglander of Parnham in Dorset. 3 large vellum sheets. 1830. £20.00
¶ Refers to the marriage settlement of Anne Lawrence Serle, daughter of Peter Serle of Chilworth Lodge, Hampshire, and Horace Twiss. Anne Serle had subsequently died. Sir William Oglander was a trustee. Also mentioned is Francis Twiss of Bath.
Dorset and Somerset ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet Somerset XCIV.2, Dorset XXI.2. Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 26" x 37". Buildings and water features hand-coloured. Zincographed 1889. £25.00
¶ Covers Melbury Osmond, Hott Mill.
Dorset and Somerset AN ACT for making and maintaining a Turnpike Road from the Bridport Turnpike Road at Allington, through Broadwindsor and Drimpton in the County of Dorset, to the Crewkerne Turnpike Road... and from Hewish Toll Gate to the Crewkerne Turnpike Road... 11pp, disbound. 1864. £12.00
Dorset, Somerset SHERBORNE, DORCHESTER & TAUNTON JOURNAL Broadsheet newspaper. 4pp., red tax stamp, minor marginal tear. Jan. 29, 1835. £15.00
¶ Includes local reports from Lyme Regis, Weymouth, Bristol, Chard, etc.
Edward VII LETTER Typed letter signed J. Knollys, to J.S. Francis, saying His Majesty 'thinks the George the Fourth Coronation Ticket very interesting, and has much pleasure in accepting it.' 1p., 8vo, red crest and heading 'Buckingham Palace.' 28th May, 1902. £18.00
¶ Francis Knollys, First Viscount Caversham, was secretary to the King.
Frederick William III, King of Prussia NOTE in French, signed 'Frederic Guillaume', but the body of the note written by someone else in a different hand, to 'Chambellan de Latroliere a Londres', saying he is unable to grant him the pension he has asked for. 7 lines at the top of a quarto sheet, dated 'Potsdam le 25 avril 1805'. Blank conjoint leaf, traces of folds. 1805. £38.00
French grammar PRINCIPES DE GRAMMAIRE 3eme Cahier. Small 8vo notebook, plain wraps, 105 pages in a small very neat hand, setting out rules for passive verbs, reflexive verbs, subjunctive etc. All in French, with many examples. n.d. early 19th century. £12.00
Geological Survey ENVIRONS OF LONDON (GEOLOGICAL) Index Map Sheet 12. Scale 4 miles to 1 inch. Colour printed map, key in margin, linen-backed, folding into red cloth slipcase with Stanford label. Size 23" x 32", plus margins. Some pinholes in top corners, college name written in ink on marbled endpapers, and back of slipcase, split in linen at one panel repaired on verso with document tape, and reiforced at other folds. Wyman & Sons, Lith., Reading & London. 1891. £45.00
¶ Covers Rye, Ramsgate, Ipswich, Bedford.
Gloucestershire and Wilts. ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LIII.14/11A.14. Size approx. 25" x 38", plus margins, scale 25 miles to 1". Surface slightly dusty. Edition of 1923. £17.00
¶ Covers Lechlade, Claydon House, Starveall Barn.
Gloucestershire and Wilts. THREE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Scale 25" to 1 mile, each size 25" x 26", Sheets LXI.10, LIX.15, LIX.12. Edition of 1921. £20.00
¶ Covers Somerford Keynes, Kemble Mill, Ashton Keynes.
Gower family MEMORANDUM BOOK size 5" x 3", vellum wraps, notes a few items purchased, such as 'Bell money', 'pencil', money owed his brother etc., several pages listing clothes 'An Account of what I take to Oxford... 12 shirts, 12 stocks... etc.', 'What books I took to Oxford..', some Latin and Greek notes, and a bizarre riddling poem about roasting a sheep, and list of his and his brother's linen. 1748. £18.00
Great Western Railway A BILL for conferring further powers upon the Great Western Railway Company in respect of their own undertaking and upon that Company and the London and North Western Railway Company in respect of undertakings in which they are jointly interested... Contents leaf + 87pp. Disbound. 1897. £22.00
¶ Refers to amalgamation of Buckfastleigh Totnes and South Devon, Kington and Eardisley Woodstock Banbury and Cheltenham direct and other railways.
Great Western Railway A BILL For conferring further powers upon the Great Western Railway Company in respect of their undertaking and upon that Company and the North Western Railway Company in respect of undertakings in which they are jointly interested for amalgamating the Tiverton and North Devon and the Oldbury Railway Companies with the Great Western Railway Company.... Contents leaf + 61pp. Disbound. 1894. £22.00
Hackney Coaches AN ACT for explaining and amending several Acts relating to Hackney Coaches employed as Stage Coaches, and for indemnifying the Owners... who have omitted to take out Licences... 4pp, disbound. 1804. £12.00
Hereford Herd Book Society CATALOGUES of Show and Sale of Pedigree Hereford Bulls, in the Cattle Market Hereford. Auctioneers: Russell, Baldwin, & Bright. Seven Catalogues, 8vo., approx. 75pp in each, wraps. 1950-52. £18.00
House of Commons VOTES AND PROCEEDINGS Mercurii, 25 die Junii, 1828. 3pp. folio, listing 32 items, plus motions and Orders. Folds, some slight dustmarking. 1828. £15.00
¶ Among the business to be dealt with are Hindoo Widows, Post Office Steam Packets, silk throwing, swearing in of member for Wareham, impressment of seamen.
Justices and Constables AN ACT for the rendering Justices of the Peace more safe in the Execution of their Office, and for indemnifying Constables, and others, acting in Obedience to their Warrants. 4pp., plus cover leaf, Black letter, disbound. 1751. £14.00
Kent and Surrey ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Composite map, Sheet XXIX and two sheets to the west. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Overall size 27" x 73". Covers Downe, Chevening, Halsted, Shoreham, Kingsdown, St. Clere. Some minor marginal tears, dusty at edges, one area round Dunton Green outlined in brown wash. First edition, 1871. £35.00
Leeds and Liverpool Canal Navigation AN ACT for enabling the trustee under the Will of Henry Brown, deceased, to sell certain Shares in the Leeds and Liverpool Canal Navigation, and a Share in the Liverpool Theatre... 18pp, disbound. 1831. £14.00
Levasseur (V) DEPT. DE LA CHARENTE INFERIEURE Engraved map, size 16" x 11", plus wide margins. Outline colour. The map is surrounded by very attractive illustrations of local products, fishing boats, barrels of wine, stills, etc., and a description of 'Celebrites, Productions, Commerce'. c1870. £30.00
¶ Covers La Rochelle, Ile de Re, Gironde estuary.
Levasseur (V) DEPT. DES BOUCHES DU RHONE Engraved map, size 16" x 11", plus wide margins. Outline colour. The map is surrounded by very attractive illustrations of local products, fishing boats, olive tree, pomegranate tree, figs, etc., and a description of 'Celebrites, Productions, Commerce'. c1870. £35.00
¶ Covers Arles, Avignon, Marseille.
Lincolnshire & Yorkshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Part of Sheet LXXXV, scale 1" to 1 mile, size 25" x 18", border all round, parkland, roads, hand-coloured. Linen-backed and folding into 8vo cloth wraps. c1860. £16.00
¶ Covers Great Grimsby, Patrington. Over half the map is sea area, with soundings etc.
London & Birmingham Railway Company CERTIFICATE OF £100 SHARE made out to William Rutson of Newby Wiske, signed by Secretaries. Size 6" x 8", printed in a variety of type faces, red paper seal 2" in diameter. 1833. £75.00
¶ The Company was incorporatd in 1833.
London Chatham & Dover Railway ARBITRATION Second and Final Award. 23pp., 8vo, printed wraps. With schedules of Land Purchases, Creditors, etc. 1871. £20.00
Meredith family NOTEBOOK with name inside front wrap 'Thomas Meredith Jesus College, Oxford. April 18th 1779'. 4to notebook, marbled wraps, split along 2" of spine. Contains 38 pages copied from works by Blackstone, in a very neat hand, including much from 'Of the Countries subject to the Laws of England' on the colonies. At the other end of the book are 13 pages of genealogical notes on the Meredith family, in a rather untidy hand, mainly on the 17th century. 1779. £46.00
¶ The family seem to have been in Wrexham and Plascoech.
Militia AN ACT for raising the militia for the year one thousand seven hundred and five, altho' the months pay formerly advanced be not repaid. 2pp., plus cover leaf, Black letter, attractive floral initial letter, disbound. 1704. £20.00
MOODY OF 'MOODY AND SANKEY' FAME Moody (D.L.), American Evangelist LETTER Handwritten, signed 'Yours truly, D.L. Moody' to a Mr and Mrs Packard, dated August 22nd 1889, 19 lines on one side of 4to notepaper, with printed heading 'East Hull, Northfield, Mass.', 'E' having been added in ink before the 'Northfield'. Folds. 1889. £45.00
¶ Invites the Packards to come and visit the schools, 'as you have helped me during this time I am going to ask you if you will not come up here... and look after your investment... The students of Mt. Herman reassemble the fourth of September and there will be three hundred young men gathered together. The Seminiary, the three hundred young ladies, will open the twelfth of the same month... '.
Newspaper THE TIMES May 19, 1808. 4pp. 1808. £9.00
¶ Numerous adverts for house sales, concerts, posts etc., including 'a Person to Farm the Poor' in the Parish of Bermondsey.
Ordnance Survey ENGLAND AND WALES. OUTLINE MAP NO. 2 Shows the counties inoutline. Size 16" x 12", plus margins. 1912 (probably later reprint). £10.00
¶ Lincolnshire is divided into 'Kesteven', 'Holland' etc.
Parliamentary Reform A FULL AND CORRECT ABSTRACT OF AN ACT (2 Will. IV. Chap. 45), To Amend the Representation of the People in England and Wales, Passed 7th June, 1832, by Thomas Walter Williams, Esq. 48pp., 8vo., engraved frontispiece with portrait of Grey etc. The Second Edition. 1832. £16.00
Philip (George) & Son. HOVIS CYCLE ROAD MAP Map printed in blue, black and red, decorative black and brown border with shields advertising 'Warwick' tyres, scale 4 miles to 1", folding into 12mo limp cloth wraps, back wrap advertising 'Ariel' cycles. c1910. £14.00
¶ Covers Cheltenham, Tiverton, Portsmouth. Shows distances and dangerous hills
Photography DAS ZEITALTER DER PHOTOGRAPHIE by Voigtlander. Brochure, 64pp., 8vo, with hints on photography and illustrations and specifications of 'Bergheil', 'Avus', 'Rollfilm', 'Stereflektoskop' cameras, lenses, etc. c1930. £15.00
¶ In German.
Postage rates AN ACT for granting Rates of Postage on the Conveyance of Letters and Packets to and from Gibraltar and the Island of Malta. 3pp, disbound. 1806. £12.00
Prince Dadian de Mingrelie LETTER addressed 'Cher Professeur', signed 'votre ami Prince Dadian de Mingrelie', dated 29 juillet '82. 26 lines on 2 pages, small 8vo, with very fine embossed coat of arms in silver, gold, red and blue at head, with crown, ermine surround etc. 1882. £65.00
¶ In reply to a letter telling him of the death of Professeur Friederich. Writes about his mother's grave illness. Says the death of General Skobileff is 'un bonheur pour la Russie, qu'il voulait entrainer a combattre la sage Allemagne... Dieu veuille qu'une paiz eternelle existe entre les Allemands et les Russes, et que nous prenions exemple de la vie de famille exemplaire des Germains, et de leur incontestable et admirable sagesse.' Dadian de Mingrelia (1850-1910) was a Georgian Prince famous as a chess player, and patron of the game.
Radcliffe family, Warwickshire and Devon DIARIES AND SCRAPBOOK Scrapbook containing printed ephemera etc. relating to school, presumably kept by son of General Radcliffe. 29p, 4to, marbled boards, with some dampstaining down inside edge of pages, not affecting ephemera. Includes letter to General Radcliffe signed 'Leigh' from Stoneleigh Abbey, tickets and programmes for concerts, school sports, etc., including 'Leamington College Cricket Club 1886. List of Matches' (card, 4p); 'Rules of the Milverton Cricket Club. List of Matches', 4to poster for sports, folded to fit... Lett's diaries for 1899, 1902, 1901. About six lines of entries for each day, in a difficult hand, with many references to feeling ill. Diaries have 'G. Radcliffe' on flyleaf. The family appears to have been in Devon at this time... with Smith's Diary 1879, no name but possibly the same diarist when younger, judging from the handwriting. Entries indicate he was in London, and give social engagements 'Dine Lord Lawrence', 'Lady Veux's At Home 4.30-6.30', 'called on Lady Lawrence, Lady Hampton, Lady Rieve, Sir F. Heygate, Mr Arkwright', 'Went to Kimberworth. 245 train Gt. Northern', 'Servants Livery Ordered. Footman (Goodchild) coat vest and trousers'. The diary ends in May when 'household left London', 'I left 44'... with Diary... for 1906, in a different, clear, hand, name 'Captain N.R. Radcliffe, Alphington, Exeter' on flyleaf. Entry for every day. 6 items. 1879-1906. £120.00
Rennie (George), Engineer LETTER 10 lines to Thomas Turnbull, signed 'Yours truly, George Rennie', dated Holmwood, 23rd April 1843, asking him to send his 'thicker Paletot which lies in the Library and my India Rubber galoshes' on the Dorking coach, as he is about to leave for Belgium. 1p, small 8vo, blank conjoint leaf, traces of folds. 1843. £35.00
¶ Rennie was involved in the construction of various railway lines in Belgium, including the line from Mons to Manege. In 1846 he was appointed Chief Engineer of the Naumur and Liege Railway.
Rules and Tapes BILL of Thomas Bradburn & Sons, Manufacturers of Rules and Tapes, Birmingham. 4to, made out to the Victor Engineering Co., Lincoln for Slide rules. Printed heading with fine coloured illustrationof a slide rule. Slight wear where folded in centre. 1887. £6.00
Sheldon (Prof. J.P) THE ENGLISH DAIRY A Lecture delivered in the Lecture Room of the International Health Exhibition June 16th, 1884. Disbound pamphlet, 20pp. 1884. £8.00
Siemens ELECTRICAL FITTINGS Bowls, Globes, etc. Catalogue, 11" x 8", 24pp., wraps. 2-3 illustrations per page. Some slight dustmarking at corner of some pages. 1927. £25.00
¶ Includes 'Italian Alabaster Bowl Fittings' 'Cornelian Glassware Fittings' etc.
Somerset and Devon ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXI, scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36". Dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 5" x 7", cloth endpapers, Philip & Son label. O.S. blindstamp 1858. £34.00
Somerset and Dorset PARTICULARS of Valuable Freehold Estates, in the Parishes of Henstridge, Horsington, Kington Magna, and Manston.... comprising 782 Acres of excellent Grazing and Dairy Land... to be Sold by Auction at the Henstridge Ash Inn.... 18th June, 1849, in Ten Lots. 7pp., folio, folded with docket title. Two fine lithographed folding hand-coloured plans. 1849. £40.00
¶ With detailed schedules of fields etc.
Somerset and Wilts. HOULSTON'S NEW MAP OF BATH, CHIPPENHAM and Neighbourhood From the New Ordnance Survey. Map printed in 5 colours, 20" x 25", folding into small 8vo blind-stamped cloth boards with circular label. R.F Houlston, Bath, c1890. £18.00
Steam engines TWO LETTERS A brief memorandum from Charles Burrell & Sons, St. Nicholas Works, Thetford, Norfolk, to Mr Wastfield in Lincoln, saying they will reply to his letter shortly, signed R.G. Burrell, Managing Director. Printed heading... together with... Memorandum from Hannan & Buchanan Manufacturers of Steam Engine Indicators etc., Glasgow, to Victor Engineering, Lincoln. Printed heading in mauve. Both oblong 8vo. 1887. £12.00
¶ Charles Burrell & Sons manufactured 'Tractor and Portable Steam Engines, Thrashing Mashines, Steam Ploughing & Cultivating Machinery...'
Stokes & Co., Worcester CATALOGUE OF BASKETS Mats, Brushes &c. 1927. 39pp., 8vo, attractive illusts. of baskets, wicker armchairs etc. Lacks back wrap. 1927. £12.00
Suffolk and Cambridgeshire FARMER'S LABOUR ACCOUNT BOOK 54 double-page spreads of detailed entries in 'Jarrolds' Farmer's Labour Account Book', small folio, marbled boards, recent cloth spine. Columns printed for Workmen's names, Days of the week, Weekly Settlements, and Cash Account. At the back are 4pp. of advertisements on orange paper, with fine wood engraving of traction engine, marquee, etc. Work includes ploughing, ditching, sifting chaff, thatching, killing pigs, clearing moat, ringing pigs, etc. Oct. 1880 - April 1882. £60.00
¶ Many workmen named. The commencing date and 'Kirtling' on label. The payments for the harvest are acknowledged with marks by the temporary labourers. Journeys to Dullingham and Newmarket are recorded.
Switzerland THREE MAPS OF THE ALPS Survey of Switzerland. Engraved maps size 20" x 29", scale 1/100000, Sheets XII (Freiburg), XIII (Interlaken), XVII (Sion, Vevey), dissected and mounted on linen, folding into sm. 4to, marbled wraps. Some minor discolouration along some folds. 1860's. £30.00
¶ From the Survey of Switzerland. With hachures.
Ten Kate (Herman Carel), Dutch artist LETTER in French dated Amsterdam 13th August 1856, to 'Mon. P.A. D'Hondt secretaire de l'exposition de Gand' (Ghent) saying that while he would like to see him have the painting 'Rembrandt' he couldn't let it go for 800 francs, 'je ne pourrai vous le laisser moins que douze cent francs', and that a merchant in Amsterdam has offered him more. 23 lines on 2p 8vo, blank conjoint leaf. Impressed monogram... together with... Letter from F. Bossuet, Brussels, 2 August 1853, saying he is sending two pictures, one of Cordoba, one of Toledo, with small sketch showing the light source in the first painting, a letter from J. Eeckhout saying he is sending 'Sir Henry Lee et sa fille, Woodstock', 30 May 1856, a similar letter from F. Schaygeny(?) to the Secretary, 1st August 1853, saying he has sent by rail a small picture for the exhibition, value 700 francs, plus 7 other similar letters from artists, all in French. 1853-56. £45.00
¶ Herman Carel ten Kate (1822-1891) apparently painted genre scenes. The exhibition was put on by the Royal Society for the encouragement of Fine Arts at Ghent.
Trade Unions AN ACT to prevent unlawful Combinations of Workmen. 10pp, disbound. Tear at top edge through all pages slightly less than half an inch, some minor creasing at two corners. 1799. £40.00
Transportation AN ACT to facilitate, and render more easy, the Transportation of Offenders. 2pp, disbound. 1802. £14.00
Viceroy and Governor-General of India in Council APPOINTMENT of Richard Barrington Ward as Second Lieutenant in the Volunteer Forces of India. Printed on vellum, slightly yellowed, manuscript inserts, size 9" x 13". Signed by Robert Scallum, Major-General, and J. Minto. Punch hole top right. Fort William, 1st March, 1910. £20.00
¶ Lord Minto was Governor General of India.
Wesleyan Methodist Society TWO TICKETS printed on thick paper one side only, size approx. One printed with 'Wesleyan Association. Quarterly Ticket for June, 1837' the other 'Wesleyan Methodist Society, Established 1739. September, 1822.' Each with decorative border, text, and large letter, name John Dawson in manuscript. 1822 and 1837. £26.00
Whitaker & Co.'s LIST OF SHERIFFS, UNDER-SHERIFFS, Deputies and Agents for 1846. Large folio sheet, printed on one side only, folds, with decorative border and heading printed in blue. Advertises types of Law Stationery they offer down the side margins. 2" tear where folds meet, neatly repaired on verso. Whitaker & Company, Law Stationers and Printers, 1846. £32.00
Window Tax AN ACT for granting to His Majesty several Rates and Duties upon Windows, or Lights. 4pp., plus cover leaf. Black letter, paper slightly browned, disbound. 1762. £10.00
Yorkshire and Durham PARTICULARS of a singularly delightful... on the borders of Yorkshire and Durham... within Two Miles of the wealthy Town of Darlington... Twelve Hours Journey from the Great Metropolis... known as the Tees Cottage Estate, Situated on the River Tees... The Residence is Most Perfect... The Garden & Pleasure Grounds... planted with choice Shrubs and Luxuriant Ornamental Plantations... 78 Acres of most superior Land... to be Sold by Auction by Mr. Geo. Robins... 28th September, 1841. 3pp., plus docket title, professionally reinforced at spine with tissue, bottom margin clipped, with loss of one line of which gives one of the addresses where particulars may be inspected. Loosely inserted are a sheet of notes by the auctioneer, and a folding lithographed plan of the estate by Madeley, Lithographers, size 20" x 15", with fine vignette view, size 5" x 7", showing house with lake and fishermen in foreground. Small piece " x 4" clipped from top left corner, affecting a few letters and the corner of one field. Bottom margin of 1841. £70.00
Yorkshire and Lincoln ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 3. Scale one quarter of an inch to one mile, Large Sheet Series. Linen backed, folding into printed cream wraps. Second edition, 1914. £10.00
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