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Lesley Aitchison's - Catalogue 121

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

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  1. Harrold Estate PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of The Mansion, Harrold Park and Dungee Estates comprising Elizabethan Mansion... 5 Farms, 10 Cottages, Woodlands known as Harrold Park and Dungee Wood, also Valuable Meadows, Building and Garden Lands... 1590 Acres... for sale by Auction 18th July 1925. 16pp., folio, large folding coloured plan loosely inserted, 4 photographic plates. Original wraps, slightly rubbed at one part of spine. 1925. £40.00
    With Historical Notes on Harrold Manor, and The Mansion. The estate was owned by Lady Lucas.

  2. Harrold Priory Estate PARTICULARS with Plan, Views and Conditions of Sale of the Agricultural and Sporting Property known as Harrold Priory Estate extending to about 900 Acres... for Sale by Auction 18th July, 1925. 23pp., folio, printed wraps. Coloured folding plan at rear, 6 actual photographs tipped in. 1925. £30.00
    Includes Priory Farm, Nunwood House, Water Mill and Mill Cottages.

  3. Olney PARTICULARS of the Historical Clifton Reynes Estate Extending to about 1300 Acres... the Principal Residence, with the Lordship of the Manor, The Charming Old-World Village of Clifton Reynes, The Robin Hood Inn, Convenient Farms... Limestone Quarries... to be Sold by Auction... July 25th, 1925. 26pp., small folio, printed wraps. Folding plan. 2 photographic plates with 2 views on each. History of the estate from medieval times at the front. 1925 £35.00

  4. Yelden PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Yelden Estate... 1,129 acres... Yelden Farm... Three Homesteads, Nine Cottages... a Small Holding and Nine Additional Cottages... for Sale by Auction 17th July 1917. 11pp., folio. Printed wraps. Key map at front, and two coloured folding plans at rear. Traces of vertical fold. 1917. £30.00
    Includes Newton Farm, Bottom Farm, Twelvetrees Farm, Rifle Range, Old Brick Yard.

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  5. Britwell LETTER from J.P. Johnson to an unknown correspondent, dated Britwell Rectory May 1st 1891. 4p., small 8vo, in a small hand. Supports his friends views expressed in a letter to a Bristol newspaper about Income Tax. 'I well remember the time Sir Robert Peel put it on only... for 7 years...'. 1891. £9.00
    Says 'overteaching a certain class' is wrong and in country parishes 'boys have refused to plough and run off to town to clerical situations, cui bono?' James Johnson was Rector of Britwell 1851-92.

  6. Greenham ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Freehold Residential and Sporting Property well known as the Greenham Lodge Estate... for sale by auction... 20th September, 1938. 76pp., printed wraps, size 13" x 8", large folding coloured plan in pocket at rear, 6 photographic plates with 2 views on each plate. 1938. £70.00
    There were 124 Lots. Includes Greenham Lodge, course and club house of the Newbury District Golf Club, farms of Westwood, Hambridge, Pigeons, Lower Farm, houses called 'St. Andrews', 'The Kennels', 'Noah's Ark', Norman Cottages, Ivy Cottages, Lordship of the Manor of Greenham, fishing rights in the River Kennet and the Kennet and Avon Navigation, and Bone Mill stream and Moor Stream, etc.

  7. Stanford's Geographical Establishment FOLDING MAP showing Marlborough, Savernake. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Covers the whole of Marlborough, Axford, Savernake Forest, Wootton Rivers. Size 32" x 34", folding to 8vo. Lacks front wrap, but back wrap still attached. c1910. £18.00

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  8. Bristol Aeroplane Co. Ltd. 'BRISTOL' THESEUS PROPELLOR TURBINE Commencement of Flight Testing. February 17, 1947. Cyclostyled report, 19 cyclostyled pages, plus 10 full plate photographs, each with stamp of Bristol Aeroplane Co. on verso, and 3 diagrams. Cover sheet with title. Held at top left corner with metal clip... with... PRELIMINARY INFORMATION on Bristol gas-turbine development. Brochure printed in blue and black, composed of sheet size 17" x 11", folded to make 8 pages 8vo. Photographs and diagrams. 2 items. 1947 and c1950. £40.00
    The Theseus was the first gas-turbine engine, 'the first turbo-prop in the world to pass a type test'. It was used only in the Handley Page Hermes 5.


  9. Bristol and Philadelphia LEDGER Commencing from the year 1726 at April the 21st. Belonging to Job Rawlinson. Account ledger of a Bristol merchant trading with Philadelphia and Ireland. Size 13" x 8", full reversed blindstamped calf, morocco lettering piece on spine with 'Ledger MDCCXXVI' in gilt, long title as above in ink on front board. Pages ruled in red for cash. Comprises 30 double-page spreads, numbered, with 'Profit and Loss' or 'Dr.' on left page 'Per Contra... Cr.' on right. The main commodity dealt in seems to be Irish linen, but steel, anvils and pins, ironware, 'raisins of the sun', flint glass are also mentioned. Headings of names listed on left page in large letters 'Irish Linen for acc.t of Joseph and Thos. Handcock Linnen Drapers... to cash recd. of the Loves Increase &c...', 'Sydenham Shipway... to Irish linen for account of Thos. Lecky... to Ditto on my own account...'. On the debit side various people are listed for voyages to Philadelphia, e.g. 'Benjamin Pascall Dr... To Voyage to Philadelphia &c... £6.13s.' There follows a few one page entries with minimal entries recording voyages to Philadelphia, with sums given in 'Pennsilvania Species' and 'Sterling'. There are many blank pages at the end. At the beginning of the ledger is a one page 'Inventory of Stock taken...' listing different types of linen (Brown Sheeting, Fine Holland, Superfine Tabling etc.) with value and no. of yds., and 'Steel of Sundry Sorts', plus 1p. 'Due from Sundry Persons'. There is an alphabetical index at the front with 65 names entered and page reference. Loosely inserted is a page from a later journal (watermarked 1811) ruled in squares with the alphabet and headed 'Exports', for example under 'O' is Opium, Oil and Otto of Roses, with 'Imports' (Ginger, Nutmegs, Indigo, Copperas etc.) on verso. April 21st 1726 - Aug. 24th 1728. £750.00
    Among the people referred to are 'Thos. Greenhill in Bath', 'John Devlen, Linen Draper in Dublin', 'Abra. Clarke Commander of the Dispatch on the Bristoll & Dublin Trade from whom due, as appears per acct. of Hot Well Water & Bristoll Beer being so much I've paid more than recd on that acct.', 'John Champion Mercht. in Bristoll Due from whom six Guineas being so much allow'd for my bargain of Piemento that I bought of his Father...', 'William Bush Linnen Draper in Bristoll'.

  10. Bristol ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 264, part of 280. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Colour printed map, linen-backed. Folding into red linen wraps, with small coat of arms. 1899. £7.00
    Extends from Winterbourne to Cheddar.

  11. Plaster of Paris TRADE CARD of J. Busvine & Co., Whiting, Putting and Plaster of Paris Manufacturers, 8 Cheese Lane... Gypsum, Roman and Portland Cement. Finely printed on thick card size 2" x 3", variety of lettering styles. On verso is written 'Represented by Mr. Butler' with prices for four types of plaster. A few very small light ink dots top left, in the same ink as on verso. c1850. £18.00

  12. St. Philips POSTER advertising the auction sale of houses in Albert Road, in the Parish of St. Philip and Jacob. Size 23" x 17", folds, lists 4 lots, with occupiers, amount of rent. Manuscript 'Conditions of Sale' attached. Brownish off-setting of type. Two small repaired edge tears. J. Leech, Printer. 1859. £18.00

  13. Trenchard Street, Bristol AUCTION POSTER. Messrs. Fargus will sell by Auction at "The Hatchet Inn," Frogmore Street, Bristol; On Thursday. Dec. 21st, 1865.... All that Messuage shop and premises, 3, Trenchard Street, Bristol, Now in the occupation of Mr George Watkins.... All that Freehold Dwelling Place, Trenchard St., Bristol, Now in the Occupation of Mr Francis Webb.... Printed in large type-face, size approx. 18" x 12", folds. Tipped onto the back are the manuscript 'Conditions of Sale' and completed 'Memorandum'. Two small repaired marginal tears. Pole, Printer, &c., John Street, Bristol. 1865. £30.00

  14. Windey family AFFIDAVIT of Henry George Windey of Bristol. Contemporary copy on 1p., small folio, folded. States that he is the brother of James Windey who died intestate and that Nathan Windey, Officer of Customs in Bristol, is his heir. 1825. £8.00

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  15. Castlethorpe and Hanslope PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the remaining portions of the Castlethorpe Estate including an Excellent Dairy & Corn Farm and a Capital Dairy Farm, with Houses, Homesteads and Cottages extending to 629 Acres. For Sale by Auction 17th July 1926. 11pp., folio, printed wraps. Large coloured folding plan loosely inserted. Traces of vertical fold in front wrap. Very light waterstain at corner of front wrap. 1926. £32.00
    The estate belonged to the Marquess of Lincolnshire.

  16. Wavendon ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Freehold Residential Property distinguished as Manor Farm, Wavendon, near Woburn Sands, A Picturesque Residence... Lovely Views... Pleasure Grounds... to be Sold by Auction... 2nd June, 1909. 6pp., folio, 3 photographic plates, (two full page, one with two views), folding plan at rear. Attractive variety of type-faces. Printed wraps. Traces of vertical fold. 1909. £24.00
    Includes detailed room by room description of the house.

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  17. Isle of Ely, Cambs. AN ACT for authorizing the Disposition... of certain undivided Parts or Shares belonging... to the Ladies Horatia Elizabeth and Ida Anna Waldegrave, Infants, of and in the Manors of Whittlesey... in the Isle of Ely. 15pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1843. £14.00
    Concerns the devising of this Manor to William Waldegrave of Harptree Court, Somerset.

  18. Smith (C) A NEW MAP OF THE COUNTY OF CAMBRIDGE Divided into Hundreds. Engraved map, fully handcoloured in hundreds, in delicate shades. Coloured border, small compass rose, Reference to the Hundreds, Explanation. Size 19" x 17", plus wide margins. Central fold. January 6th, 1801. £65.00

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  19. Lymm THE OUGHTRINGTON ESTATE and a Considerable Portion of the Beechwood Estate, Valuable Farms, Business Premises in the Town of Lymm... Valuable Building Sites Extending to 956 Acres... to be offered by Auction... 25th and 26th September 1911... 131 pages, folio, original printed wraps. Key map at front, but lacks folding map from pocket at back. 1911. £40.00
    Includes Burford Lane Farm, Agden Lane Farm, Foxley Hall Farm, Jolly Thresher Inn, Broomedge Smith, Bank Premises in Lymm, 'Bleak House', 'The Chestnuts'. Completed Memorandum at end, signed over stamp. The owners of the estate were Lever Bros., Ltd.

  20. Peak Forest Canal LETTER OF ATTORNEY The Company of Proprietors of the Peak Forest Canal to Messrs. David Browne & Maurice Jones, to surrender certain copyhold land in Yeardsley Whaley in the County of Chester. 3p., sm. folio, signed next to fine large papered seal of the Company, 2" diameter.. together with.... Letter of Attorney, to receive Admission to certain land in Yeardsley-Whalley, Francis Jodrell to David Browne, 1p., sm. folio... with... three draft copies of printed document of Admission to Manor and Forest of Macclesfield, manuscript insertions in an untidy hand with many amendments (referring to the above mentioned piece of land.) 1806. £25.00
    The small piece of land concerned had lately been used by the Canal Proprietors 'for part of a wharf or quay at the termination of the branch or cut from and out of the Peak Forest Canal to Whaley Bridge'.

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  21. Altarnun POSTER To Be Let.... well-known Grassy Farm called Burland.... now in the occupation of Messrs. Hicks and Coombe.... valuable Rights of Common on Trevague Moor. 17" x 11", with folds. Dated 21st December, 1858. £18.00

  22. Bacon's MAP OF CORNWALL Divided into 5 mile squares. Colour printed map size approx. 12" x 18", central fold. Reduced from the Ordnance Survey, scale " to 1 mile. c1885. £10.00
    From 'Bacon's Atlas of The British Isles'.

  23. Bodmin area ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXX. Scale 1" to 1 mile, covering the area from Boscastle to Luxulyan. Printed surface 24" x 37", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 4to cloth Stanford slipcase, cloth on slipcase rubbed at edges. Some roads coloured in brown at a later date. The word Delabole added in capitals in ink at the Slate Quarry, with a small square, with pencilled lines presumably indicating a railway, running from there to Bodmin, joining with the Cornwall Railway south of Bodmin. Taken from an Electrotype 1872. £45.00

  24. Bude Bay GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet XXXIX. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 33" x 14", plus margins, borders all round. Shaded in grey and buff to show Alluvium and Carboniferous, key to these two in margin. 1895. £16.00
    Shows only a small strip of coast, from Hartland to Cambeak.

  25. 'C.A.G.' FAREWELL TO ST. MICHAEL'S MOUNT Royal Baths, Penzance, June 14th, 1872. Poem in eight stanzas printed on one side of an 8vo sheet, with a heading in large type, black border similar to a mourning border. Pasted to a sheet of paper which has some newspaper cuttings on the back. Le Lievre, Printer. 1872. £20.00
    The writer bids farewell to the Mount, as he is going home to die, and will look on the scene no more: 'But "Never more" is plainly writ/Upon this Church, these rocks and towers/'Tis strangely sad these friends to quit/Companions of my quiet hours'. Le Lievre was a Guernsey printer, and the writer was presumably returning from Penzance to Guernsey. It could be that the 'G' of the initials points to a member of the Guille family.

  26. Canon's Town ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXVIII.8. Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 36", folded in four. Covers Canon's Town, Trencrom Hill, Wheal Merth. Second Edition 1908. £17.00

  27. Cary (C & G) MAP Covering Forrabury, Mawgan Point, Helland. Scale half an inch to one mile, size 19" x 25", plus margins, outline colouring, coloured border to map and inset map, scale bar. With inset of Scilly Isles and Land's End, size 11" x 17". Some edge tears and light browning due to damp. July 1st, 1820. £28.00
    Sheet no. 8, which formed part of a map of the whole of England.

  28. Coverack LEASE by John Sandys of Lanarth to Nicholas Robearts of Coverack, fisherman, of a messuage lately built by Robearts in Coverack adjoining the western end of the dwelling of John Morrish. On vellum, size 11" x 19", signed by Robearts with wax seal. On the verso is a memorandum that Robearts is to do suite and service at the Manor Court of Namboll, signed by 3 witnesses. 1717. £30.00

  29. Cury LEASE of a tenement called Tannangoffe in Cury, occupied by Jane Boaden. John Vivian of Pencalenick and others to John Borlase of Helston, Surgeon. Large vellum sheet, 4 wax seals, small inkstain in margin in top corner. 1833. £22.00

  30. Falmouth Gaol AN ACT to provide for the Discontinuance of a separate Court of Quarter Sessions and a separate Gaol in the Borough of Falmouth. 3pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1865. £10.00

  31. Fraddon BILL on small slip titled 'Mr Paynter Bill to Fradden Gate' Sept. - January 1801, mentions 'sadle horses' 'cheas', enclosed in small sheet of paper with docket title 'the Keeper of Fraddon Gate in full to this day £0.5.8d'. 1801. £8.00

  32. Grade TITHE APPORTIONMENT of the Parish of Grade in the County of Cornwall. 1843. 13pp, folio, plus 2p introduction. Printed in columns for Landowner, Occupiers, No. on Plan, Description of Lands, Cultivation, Rent Charge apportioned. Pages dog-eared and dusty at top right corner, lacks back wrap, printed label on front wrap, which is stained. Helston, 1843. £50.00

  33. Great Wheal Fortune Mining Co. PEREMPTORY ORDER to Cornish & Borlase, made in the Stannary Court, in the Matter of the Companies' Act and of the Great Wheal Fortune Mining Company, for payment of Arrears of Calls. 2p., folio, printed on blue paper, plus docket title. Two schedules on second page, one listing approx. 50 Contributories. Concerns the will of James Angove. 1871. £24.00

  34. Gunwalloe PARISH OF GUNWALLOE sketch map. Basic plan in red and black ink, on paper size 16" x 16", folds, showing river, roads to Helston and Mullion, bridge, 'proposed sanding road' and 'proposed footpath', farm house, church. Field belonging to J.J. Rogers outlined in red. Line with numbers along river, with reference key giving distance between these numbers 'No. 1 to 2. 4 Chains. Moorstone posts and batten rails.... 4 to 5. 8 chains. dry stone fence on bank of river...' 17th November 1866. £22.00

  35. Halse Town ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXI.15. Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 36", folded in four. A few small marginal tears neatly repaired on verso. Second Edition 1908. £17.00
    Covers Ransom United, Vorvas Mines.

  36. Hosken family of Ellenglaze, Cubert LETTER to an unknown correspondent, from Anne Hosken, Ellenglaze, Jany. 1st 1853. 2p., small 8vo, mourning border. Says her correspondent helped her son obtain a post in India twelve years ago and he is doing well, and now asks for his support in obtaining an East India cadetship for his son, aged 16. 1853. £10.00
    'He has been removed from the Military to the Civil Department... living in the home set apart for the Political Agent being his medical attendant..'

  37. King Edward Mine EIGHT LETTERS from C. Thomas, Solicitors at Camborne to a Mr. Vercoe about the King Edward Mine. Five typed and three manuscript letters, headed 'King Edward Mine'. Refers to new lease of old South Condurrow Sett, and Willie Thomas marking our the boundaries 'of the proposed portion of the South Condurrow Sett which Wheal Grenville will assign to us'... together with.... Letter from London Solicitor to W. Pendarves, 1893, headed 'South Condurrow Mine', setting out terms of new 21-year lease. 2p., sm. 8vo. 9 letters in all. 1893-05. £16.00
    'Grenville... do not see their way to assign to us the whole of their Sett of Condurrow west of the road from Beacon to Troon...'

  38. Lanivet ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 34 S.W. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 13" x 18", linen-backed and folding into 4to marbled endpapers. Small hole in linen where folds meet. Some slight browning at section edges. A few very small figures in red at 5 points. Revised 1906. £8.00
    Shows numerous disused tin mines such as Clanfurze, Wheal Prosper, Tretoil.

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

  40. Liskeard REPORT OF THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY OF THE BOROUGH OF LISKEARD. 2pp, with a folding plan, by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline. Scale 4" to 1 mile, and a Plan of the Borough, Scale 1" to a mile. Folio, disbound, some slight off-setting and waterstaining on text leaf. 1837. £22.00

  41. Luscadjack, Penzance LEASE FOR A YEAR of lands, tenements, fields in Lescodgiack in the parish of Madern, Richard Pearce of Kerris, in Paul, to Thomas Trewren of Trewardreva. Vellum, size 15" x 21", small wax seal. 1742. £22.00
    Details the various areas of land including Tonkins Wieth, Finneys, Alverton Wieth, etc.

  42. Mines & Minerals AN ACT to declare and define the respective Rights of Her Majesty and of His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales and Duke of Cornwall to the Mines and Minerals in or under Land lying below High-Water Mark, within and adjacent to the County of Cornwall.... 7pp, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1858. £10.00

  43. Penzance Harbour ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXIV.2. Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 36", folded in four. Corner piece covering some fields, approx. 6" x 11", torn away top right, and a piece from a later edition neatly tipped on. Second Edition 1908. £22.00
    Covers area from Graving Dock to rail platforms east of Chyandour, north as far as Chyanhall.

  44. Peters (J.P.) THE YEOMAN'S CLUB To Support Freedom of Election & Constitutional Protection. Broadside, size 12" x 8", putting forward a proposal for funding a sum by subscription of £20,000,the interest to be applied 'against oppressive Law, when the spirit of darkness has a too powerful ascendancy'. 'This plan is humbly submitted to the Yeomanry of Cornwall by their friend and Brother J.P. Peters. January 21, 1825.' E. Heard, Printer, Truro. 1825. £36.00

  45. Pole Carew (Reginald) LETTER to Edward Wynn Pendarves at Pendarves, Camborne, from R. Pole Carew, dated Antony, Dec. 16, 1824. 1p., 4to, blank conjoint leaf with address panel on verso, circular red Devonport postmark. 16 lines. Says he is afraid he cannot support him as he had two days before agreed to support Richard Vyvyan 'this engagement is incompatable with your views.' He does not feel able 'to indulge my private Feelings upon so public & important a Question as that of one of our Representatives in Parliament'. 1824. £18.00
    Pole Carew had been Tory M.P. for Fowey, but at this point had retired from public life.

  46. Saint Keverne APPORTIONMENT OF THE RENT CHARGE IN LIEU OF TITHES in the Parish of Saint Keverne in the County of Cornwall... 1842. (xiii) + 59pp., large folio, lacks wraps. Printed in columns with Landowners, Occupiers, No. on Plan, Description, State of Cultivation, Quantity, Amount of Rent Charge. pages dog-eared and dusty at corners, 2" tear in top margin throughout the volume. 1842. £170.00
    Comprises three 'Schedules', 'Remainder of Lands', 'Summary'.

  47. Sithney PLAN of of Several Plots of Ground Lying Contiguous to the Boundary line between Canon Rogers lands in Bosoar and lands of John Buller, at Longstone Down. Manuscript plan in ink and colour, size 25" x 10", scale 99ft. to 1", showing bound stones, small strips of land, reference table with distances between named points in links, one for Rogers and one for Buller... with... PLAN of proposed New Hedge to enclose Site of old Cottages at Sithney Common. Basic printed plan on large folio sheet, hand shading, names seem to have been printed with rubber stamp kit. 2 items. c1850 & 1902. £34.00

  48. Sithney THE LIST OF PERSONS ENTITLED TO VOTE in the Election of a Member for the Borough of Helston, in respect of Property occupied within the parish of Sithney. Printed sheet, signed by the four Overseers, size 14" x 18", listing 139 voters, in columns with Nature of Qualification, Place in the Parish. Folded in half vertically, traces of other folds, pin-holes at corners (these lists were usually nailed to the church door). Someone has numbered each entry in ink at the left of each name, from 229 - 368. They have also made amendments to about a dozen entries, for example deleting 'Mill' in 'House and Mill'. Roberts, Printer, Helston. 1833. £70.00

  49. St. Enoder ASSIGNMENT OF LEASE of a cottage and a plot of land on the south side of the Turnpike Road from Truro to St. Columb, John Rogers of Newlyn, Husbandman, to Thomas Osborn. Large vellum sheet, signed by Rogers with his mark, wax seal. Some light browning in parts. 1801. £14.00

  50. St. Minver INSURANCE CERTIFICATE for 'St. Minver House' and farms and cottages in Church Town and Trevanger, St. Minver. 2pp., folio, blank conjoint leaf, folds. Manuscript inserts, listing 23 properties. Vignette at top of page, size 4" x 5", showing large sun flanked by firemen. 1901. £18.00

  51. Stannaries AN ACT to repeal a Proviso in an Act made in the Twentieth Year of His present Majesty's Reign, intituled, An Act for the better adjusting and more easy Recovery of the Wages of certain Servants, and for the better Regulation of such Servants, and of certain Apprentices, which provides that the said Act shall not extend to the Stannaries in Devon and Cornwall. Cover leaf + 2pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1754. £10.00

  52. Tin and Copper Mines AN ACT for granting to His Majesty the Sum of One Million out of the Sinking Fund.... and for allowing a Drawback of the Duties upon Coals used in Fire Engines for draining Tin and Copper Mines in the County of Cornwall.... 14pp, small folio, plus cover leaf, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1741. £14.00

  53. Truro Boundaries REPORT ON THE BOROUGH OF TRURO 3pp, with a coloured folded Plan by R.K. Dawson. Scale 2" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 3 pages of text. 1832. £22.00

  54. William Wynne Pendarves LETTER to Mr Rashleigh, dated Queen Anne Street, London 24 Jan. 1807. 2p., 4to, blank conjoint leaf with docket title. Thanks Rashleigh for money from a sale, and tells him to keep five pounds for himself from the next remittance for the 'good bargain which you made for me'. No wrapper or envelope. 1807. £12.00

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  55. Buck (S. & N) THE WEST VIEW OF WETHERALL-PRIORY, IN THE COUNTY OF CUMBERLAND. Copper plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 7" x 14", plus wide margins. Coat of arms below view, view of park and ornate fountains in middle distance. A good impression. Samuel & Nathaniel Buck, 1739. £40.00

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

  57. Distington, Workington A SURVEY OF THREE FIELDS IN THE PARISH OF DISTINGTON belonging to Benn Gilliat, called Haverigg, Benn Close & Tom Close, done by B.G. in the Year 1779. Manuscript plan in ink and colour, size 11" x 13". Large oval cartouche, pair of dividers with scale bar, placed horizontally, and small table of acreage, across the middle of the plan, with one large field above and two smaller ones below. Decorative coloured compass rose in each field. Roads shown, a few trees, and small drawing of a house, with lake behind, and carriage passing in front, bottom left. Paper uniformly browned, colours muddy and faded, presumably due to acid in paper which was placed behind it (not pasted on) when once framed. The browning has made a few words difficult to read. The is a note in the dividers 'All the Hedges that is black (& not coloured), belongs to the Premises.' 1779. £170.00
    An interestingly composed plan.

  58. Horse and Gig Hire BILL of the Whitehaven Cab & General Posting Co., Whitehaven. Oblong 8vo, attractive printed heading with two lithographed vignettes one showing heavy waggon, the other a brougham, made out to J. Anderson cabs etc. Folds, two small splits at top edge at folds.... with... bill of Jas. Mitchell, Cleator Moor, Cab Proprietor. Printed in blue, vignette of carriage. Made out for Hearse to Church. 4to, and two bills of William Rush, Dealer in Horses, Carlisle. 8vo. 4 items. 1898-1908. £10.00

  59. Keswick area RENTAL BOOK of the Trustees of D. Carrick Esq. Notebook size 6" x 4", red morocco boards, spine worn at top. 232 pages in a neat hand, with names of rent payers on right (some months there are about 20 names), and amount, and on left disbursments, which include taxes, money for repairs, 'cash for ale at Mrs Tweddles for Workmen at Kingmoor', 'Richd. Cowin for Thatching at Rockcliff', 'Wm. Sowerby for a Pump Tree for Hill House', 'Mary Hudart her Annuity'. 1832-1863. £65.00
    Among the payers of rent are 'The Botchergate Foundry'. Places mentioned as well as Kingmoor and Rockcliff are: Warehouses in Abbey St., Milthorp, Braithwaite. A note on the endpaper of 1854 reads 'Angus Beles was sold to Isaac Brown for £3000. Better Farm than Hill House. R.A.'

  60. 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

  61. Stanwix TO BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION all that ancient Tenement or Farm, called Linstock Castle, comprising a dwelling house and farm buildings and 97 acres... together with a fishery in the River Eden... Also all that tenement or farm called Castle Shields... 1p., folio, 2 folding plans, hand-coloured in outline, docket title. Edge of one map ragged, and edge of leaf with docket title worn. 1868. £26.00
    With schedule of closes of land.

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  62. Alfreton LETTER from Caleb Watson, Financial Agents, Liverpool. On headed paper, to an unknown correspondent, advising him about a Colliery which is for sale, and giving details of cost, location, production, type of engines '20 inch Cylinder good vertical winding Engine at original pit's mouth also 15 inch winding and pumping Engine...' etc. 2p., 8vo, in a small hand. 18th June, 1873. £18.00
    'It now produces 350 tons weekly... the soft part of which is useful for house Coal and the hard is much in demand in the neighbourhood for Steam purposes'.

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

  64. Green Fairfield DEED OF BARGAIN AND SALE of three beast-grasses in Green Fairfield adjoining the Chapel lands of Wormhill, Nicholas Hayward of Chapel-le-Frith to Samuel Alsop of Wormhill. Vellum, size 17" x 24", wax seal with a swan. Witnessed on verso. Brown spotting at right-hand side about 6" into text. 1725. £24.00

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  65. Axmouth Inclosure AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Axmouth.... 15pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1828. £14.00

  66. Bampton, Honiton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36", mounted on linen, folding into small 4to marbled wraps. Fully coloured with counties shaded in wash, boundaries in a brighter wash. Main roads, railways, parkland coloured. Electrotyped in 1876. £68.00
    Also covers part of Somerset and small part of Dorset.

  67. Barnstaple NOTE signed 'Yrs. W.F. Rock' to an unknown correspondent. 8vo letter sheet, no date or salutation, with a wood engraving of a man wearing a suit and hat in a wheel-chair pasted on. Beneath the engraving are four lines 'I have just cut this out of an advertising sheet. Do you know any body whom it resembles?' Stuck to thick paper. c1860? £10.00
    W.F. Rock was a native of Barnstaple who lived in London but sent money to the town for good causes.

  68. Bishops Tawton CASH RECD. AT BISHOPS TAWTON COURT on Wednesday the 14th day of May 1794. List of names and sums received on 3 sides 12" x 4". 80 names listed. 1794. £24.00

  69. Branscombe COPY WILL of Thomas Channon of Branscombe. Extracted copy of will proved 1750. 17 lines on large folio sheet. Affixed is copy taken from the register of Branscombe by the Vicar in 1805, recording his parents, and christening in 1730. c1805. £18.00
    Gives various people mourning rings, leaves his land and chattels to his cousin Ellis Randall.

  70. Bratton Fleming A BILL for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Bratton Fleming in the County of Devon. 31pp, small folio, Act of Parliament. Folded with docket title. Leaf with docket title torn. 1838. £16.00

  71. Clayhidon AN ACT For Inclosing Lands in the Manor of Clayhidon in the Parish of Clayhidon.... 21pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1812. £14.00

  72. Colyton ABSTRACT of the title of Mesdames F.M. Lott & L.C. Lott to a freehold dwelling house and garden in Colyton. 9p. folio, in manuscript, detailing title from 1819 when it belonged to John Restorick. 1855. £16.00

  73. Colyton and Sidbury AN ACT for vesting Part of the settled and devised Estates of Sir John William de la Pole Baronet, deceased, in Trustees for Sale, and for settling the remaining Part of the said settled and devised Estates.... 31pp, drop-head title, disbound, last leaf loose, includes 5 pages of Schedules. Pages browned along edges. Act of Parliament. 1808. £14.00

  74. Coryton DEED OF BARGAIN AND SALE of messuage at Coryton known at Foord Fenton, with gardens, orchards etc., Thomas Sherwill of Stonehouse to Thomas Stert of Maristow. Vellum, 10" x 15", some greyish damp spotting, mainly on verso. Good decorative calligraphic initial letter, lacks wax seal from tag. 1655. £30.00
    Names previous owners.

  75. Dawlish Manor AN ACT for exonerating the Manor of Dawlish in the County of Devon, from the Claims of the Crown against the Estate of John Inglett Fortescue, Esquire. 3pp, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1819. £10.00

  76. Earl of Bath INDENTURE confirming an annuity to Elizabeth Gibbes from the Earl of Bath. Vellum, size 29" x 33", large engraved initial letter with coat of arms, signed Bathe with an armorial wax seal. Very browned and spotty along one fold affecting about 15 lines, although that part of the text is still legible. Vellum browned on outside where titled. 1690. £18.00
    The annuity was set out in an indenture of 1689 whereby Elizabeth Pride, widow, deceased, heir of Thomas Moncke, and Thomas Pride her son, also deceased granted certain Manors (un-named) in Devon to the Earl of Bath, setting up a trust for Elizabeth Gibbes.

  77. Ellacombe (Revd. H.T) LETTER addressed to 'My Dear Sir', Feb, 24, 1873. 3p, small 8vo, signed 'H.T. Ellacombe'. Asks him if he can find a copy of the Act relating to the River Exe and Topsham 'no copy or record of it can be found in the Lord's Library. Refers to addresses from the County in 1786, the year 'Peggy Nicholson attempted the life of George III and all who went up with addresses were created Peggy Nicholson Knights'. Signed 'H.J. Ellacombe.' There is no address at the head of the letter. Small 8vo 3p., the second leaf pasted to thin card. 1873. £22.00
    Ellacombe was rector of Clyst St. George and author of a book on the parish, as well as works on campanology.

  78. Exeter and Exmouth Railway AN ACT to amend the Acts relating to the Exeter and Exmouth Railway Company. 3pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1848. £10.00

  79. Exeter Castle AN ACT to Enable Her Majesty to Grant the Scite of the Castle of Exon (Parcel of Her Dutchy of Cornwall) for Ninety nine Years, for the Use and Benefit of the County of Devon. 3pp, disbound, lacks cover leaf, Act of Parliament. Black Letter. 1710. £17.00

  80. Frithelstock WILL of Henry Stevens of Smithcott in Frithelstock, 1747. Copy, 3p., small folio. Neatly written in a small hand, with note on administration. Paper watermarked 1798. £20.00
    Leaves his wife Christiana Maria his goods and furniture and 'her sorrel Mare any other two horses she likes best and two cows...'

  81. Ilfracombe HIRING AGREEMENT Messrs. W. Brock & Co., of Fore Street, Exeter, Warehousemen, with Mrs Emily Saxon, of the Belgrave Hotel, Ilfracombe for the hiring of articles for the hotel for seven years. 4 pages, folio, plus a 7 page Inventory of the articles, which include furniture, kitchen equipment, cutlery, linen etc. 1894. £14.00
    Mrs. Saxon was to pay £968 pounds for the hire of the goods.

  82. Kenton POSTER advertising the auction sale of nos 1 and 2 High Street, Kenton, April 1st, 1931. Printed in bold letters, size 20" x 15". A few very small tears at one fold. 1931. £9.00
    'Joint use of Courtledge and Pump of Water'.

  83. Little Torrington LEASE of a coarse plot of ground lately fenced in at the bottom of a wood called Neverbegood, Henry Stevens to Thomas Hopkins of Great Torrington. Large folio sheet, folded with docket title, signed and witnessed on verso with two wax seals. 1779. £18.00

  84. Little Torrington PARTICULARS PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Freehold Property known as Cross Estate of 426 acres and Manorial Rights of the Manor of Little Torrington, alias Gerrys and Manor of Taddiport... and comprising a Fine Old Georgian Family Mansion, which will be offered for Sale by Auction.. 14th September 1920. 10 only of 12 pages as it lacks first leaf with description of first three Lots (Mansion). Folio, printed wraps, plan in pocket inside front wrap. 1920. £12.00
    Includes Stone Quarry, Woodland with fishing rights, 'South Haydown', 'Wellhouse', 'Ashtons', 'Hill Farm'.

  85. Little Torrington DEPASTURAGE OF 100 ACRES OF LAND Grazing lands to let... parts of Bagbear and Smytham Farms... to be offered by auction.. 7th May, 1894... Poster, printed in large letters, size 22" x 31 ", folded. Lists 21 Lots, with acreage, and cultivation. 1894. £17.00
    'The first year's seeds may be mown and once, and carried off'.

  86. 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, pages loose, top margins slightly ragged, Act of Parliament. 1862. £8.00

  87. Rock and Co., London VIEWS OF TORQUAY 50 engraved vignette views. Each size approx. 3" x 3", in boards with gilt title, size 6" x 8". Cloth on boards very stained and worn, spine spotty and frayed, inner hinge cracked, first view and front endpaper loose. 1860. £70.00
    Despite the state of the binding the plates are very clean.

  88. Rowe (G), Cheltenham, printed and published by THE TREADWATER In the Valley of the East Lyn, Devon. Tinted lithograph, size 9" x 12", plus margins. A few foxing spots in margins, and some slight spotting in sky area. c1840. £16.00

  89. Salmon (J) LYNTON & LYNMOUTH VIEWS 16 Views. Booklet of sepia views in buff borders, on glossy paper. In buff wraps with printed title. Sold by Richards, Tobacconist, Lynmouth. Back wrap very slightly water-stained at top. Printed and Published by J. Salmon c.1910. £12.00

  90. Sidmouth SIDHOLME Guest House for Young Methodism, Sidmouth, Devon. Booklet, size 7" x 10", with 15 attractive pencil drawings of the house, garden, and surroundings, with 1p. of text. Wraps rather dusty. c1935. £12.00

  91. South Devon Railway Company AN ACT to confer further Powers on the South Devon Railway Company for the Acquisition of Land and Construction of Works.... 11pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1866. £12.00

  92. Spreat (W) SIDBURY CHURCH. Lithotint from Nature by W. Spreat. Lithograph, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8", on India Paper, large margins. C. Hulmandel's Patent. c1842. £22.00
    With a woman holding a basket in the left foreground walking towards the church.

  93. Stoke Damerel AN ACT for building a New Chapel at Plymouth Dock, in the Parish of Stoke Damerel. 16p. plus cover leaf. Bound in recent boards, label on spine. 1797. £24.00

  94. Tavistock, First World War PHOTOGRAPH showing soldiers seated at three long tables in the Town Hall, laid out for a Christmas dinner. Black and white, size 7" x 9", mounted on card. Title on card in ink 'Xmas 1914. Tavistock'. 1914. £18.00
    There is mistletoe hanging from the lamps, and ivy over the paintings of the mayors. A poster on the wall reads 'Royal Marines Toast... To Our Empire'.

  95. Winkleigh FINAL AGREEMENT made between Robert and George Arnold, William Arnold, Simon Dunning, Elizabeth his wife, deforciants of one messuage one cottage two barns... sixty acres... twenty acres of Moor... in the parish of Winkleigh. Printed on vellum with manuscript inserts, size 10" x 16". 1831. £14.00

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  96. East Burton and Wool PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Freehold Sporting and Agricultural Estate including East Burton Dairy and Brookhill Farm.... Trout and Salmon Fishing in the Frome.... which will be offered for Sale by Auction.... 21st September, 1929. Folio, 22pp., large folding plan loosely inserted. 1929. £24.00

  97. Leigh and Yetminster CONTRACT for sale and purchase of land at Leigh and Yetminster, Major F. Wingfield Digby and Mrs. E. King. 4p., folio, typed, small sketch map on tissue paper attached. 1918. £8.00

  98. Sherborne CARLTON THEATRE Playbill 'Reg Lever presents his Annual Xmas Pantomime babes in the Wood...' Card, size 12" x 8", printed in bright red, blue, yellow and green, with holes at top for hanging, picture of Babes with rabbits, signed W. Hemmings. January 1953. £12.00
    Includes 'Trio Amadori Is it Human or Doll' 'The Dancing Skeletons' etc.

  99. Valentine & Sons PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEW ALBUM OF WEYMOUTH and District. 20 views, red boards, 7" x 9", gilt title, one gathering loose, staples rusty. c1910. £12.00

  100. Weymouth and Melcombe Regis Harbour AN ACT for reducing the Dues of the Harbour of the Borough and Town of Weymouth and Melcombe Regis.... and consolidating the Trusts created by the Acts relating to such Harbour and the Bridge of the said Borough.... 20pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1847. £12.00

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  101. Hebburn Colliery DEED between 'the same parties as the Lease of Hebburn Colliery'. Draft, original deed written neatly and clearly, amendments and some crossings out in a more untidy, sometimes not easily legible, hand. 12 pages, folio, folds. Refers to 'Hebburn and Jarrow Collieries... lying upon Hebburn Fell', and to a grant to the lessees, Robert Wade, Charles Wren and others, liberty to make a drift into the land of the D(ean) and C(hapter) for the passage of the engine to be erected on Hebburn Colliery, and wayleave to draw the coals to the River Tyne opposite Jarrows Wood. Date left blank. c1800. £40.00
    Lays down conditions about size of waggons, inspection of staithmen's books, not erecting a building near the Mansion House or Gardens at Hebburn, etc.

  102. Newbottle DRAFT LEASE OF WAYLEAVE &c in the Township of Newbottle, Elizabeth Green to John Goodchild, John Carr. 12p, folio, amendments written in a very untidy hand. Grants leave to sink pits and leave of passage in fields called Stotts Pasture. Elizabeth Green was to have a certain amount of coal every year. 1793. £38.00

  103. Wearmouth Colliery, Sunderland TENTALE ACCOUNT FOR HIGH BARNES Anthony Ettrick Esq. Ledger with title as above on front board in manuscript. Size 12" x 8", half calf, back board almost detached, part of calf spine detached, calf rubbed. 99 pages of manuscript records beginning with 'Wearmouth Colliery: An Account of Workings from Sept 20 1856 to Sept 19 1857.' and ending with the same for 1882 - 1883. Ruled in columns for 'Hutton & Maudlin Seams', showing 'Barrington', 'High Barnes' 'Average weight' etc., each year's section comprises several pages including royalties, rents. 1856-1857. £75.00
    The Wearmouth Colliery opened in 1835.

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  104. Broxbourne, Nazeing, Cheshunt ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLIX N.E. and sheets to the south and east. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo paper wraps. Roads and water-features coloured. Some areas round Nazeing shaded pale blue and marked with dates in small ink figures, a few other areas outlined in pink. 1897. £26.00

  105. Castle Hedingham SETTLEMENT on the Marriage of Mr. Barker Myall to Miss Mary Pettit. Two large vellum sheets, signed by five parties with wax seals. 1785. £18.00
    Mary Myall died without leaving any children.

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  106. Bourton-on-the Water AN ACT to extend the Bourton-on-the-Water Railway towards Cheltenham, to amend the Act relating to the Bourton-on-the-Water Railway Company; and for other purposes. 8pp, disbound. 1864. £12.00

  107. Forest of Dean Gale Rents AN ACT For regulating the Exercise of the Right of Common of Pasture in the New Forest, in the County of Southampton; for repealing certain parts of Two Acts, passed in the 39th-and-40th and the 52d Years of His present Majesty; and for the better collection and recovery of the Gale Rents in the Forest of Dean.... Title + 9pp. 1819. £15.00

  108. Frampton-on-Severn FRETHERNE COURT for many years the Palatial Home of the Historical Darrell Family, to be sold with 13 Acres of Heavily Timbered Grounds, The Entrance Lodge... or to be Demolished providing great quantities of expensive materials... Sale at the Mansion September 15th and 16th, 1925. 32pp., printed wraps, size 9x 6". Traces of vertical fold. Folding coloured plan and 'Block Plan' of the house, small photo of the house tipped onto front wrap. Comprises the fittings and fabric of the house, such as windows, doors, carved stone of the chapel, the stone balustrade of the roof, wooden staircase with 10 newels topped by carved lions (illustrated), marble mantelpieces etc. 1925. £26.00

  109. Gloucester THE EXAMINATION of Ann Ballinger, late Ann Trotter. Who sayeth that she twenty seven years ago hired herself to John Spencer of the Boothall Inn, Gloucester. States Sarah Aldridge was a fellow servant who on 3rd Sept. 1809 married Thos. Johnson at Hempstead Church, and Ann was Brides Maid. 22 lines, manuscript, on small folio sheet. Signed by two J.P.'s. Tirley, Jan. 1832. £14.00

  110. Iron Acton RELEASE of Craddock Wood and Lawrence's Wood, Joane Lawrance of Yate, to Robert Rolfe of Westerleigh, yeoman. Vellum, size 20" x 27", decorative initial 'T', signed with her mark by Joane, with an interesting wax seal showing a skeleton holding a branch. Some very slight rubbing of ink at folds. 1707. £32.00

  111. Jones (Roynon) of Hay Hill PRECEDENTS for Cases and Opinions. 1795. Manuscript legal precedent book. Title as above on flyleaf, names 'Royn. Jones 30th July 1795' on front pastedown in large calligraphic letters. Parchment bound volume, size 12" x 8", vellum darkened at edges. 80 full pages of cases, written in a neat clear hand throughout. The actual cases, most with actual names, are presented, then 'Questions', with answer of learned Judge and his name, with date opinion given. Some cases date back to the 1720's. The latest opinion is dated 1785. The blank pages at the back of the book have been used as a scribbling book by a descendant. The name 'Montagu Jones, Underdean, Newnham' is at the back. There are pages of draft letters, mathematics, and crude caricatures, in pencil. One letter of 5p. is about military telegraphs 'I have had during my service in India some experience in the erection & maintenance of field telegraphs...' and he writes about his experience in the Afghan campaign 1878, making suggestions for the training of signallers in India. Another draft letter is to 'Lt. Genl. Gordon C.B.' recommending his son for an Indian cadetship 2p. There is also an inventory of a house, room by room (possibly 'Underdean'), and a family tree of the Jones family dating back to the early 17th century (Roynon Jones is shown, with 'built Hay Hill'). Approx. 6 leaves in this later section at the back of the book have been excised. 1795. £200.00
    The Roynon Jones who owned this book was probably one of the Jones family who owned Nass Manor, Lydney, and also lived at Hay Hill and Underdean. A Roynon Jones 'of Hay Hill' is recorded as born 1738, died 1817. He was a J.P. and Receiver General of Taxes for Gloucestershire. The cases are very varied. Includes: case of a Master of a ship who is to deliver freight at Cadiz, but 'before the ship could sail Hostilities were committed between Spain and England..'; a young man who is dying of consumption 'desirous to bar the entail of the estates by ffine'; disputes regarding the Manors of Benson, Oxfordshire, and Hingest, Buckinghamshire; settlement disputes regarding a single mother, a partnership of 80 people in Bristol formed for insuring houses from loss by fire, etc.

  112. Severn Valley Railway AN ACT to authorize an Alteration of the Terms of the Lease of the Severn Valley Railway to the West Midland Railway Company.... 4pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1862. £10.00

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    Hampshire and Isle of Wight

  113. Basingstoke ASSIGNMENT of a house in Winchester Street, William Hack of Basingstoke, Innholder, to Nicholas Tanner, Labourer. Vellum, size 25" x 33", armorial wax seal. 1787. £18.00

  114. Basingstoke, Stockbridge, Newbury ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36", linen-backed and folding into marbled endpapers. Recent handwritten paper label on front wrap. Printed from an Electrotype 1876. £45.00

  115. Gosport AN ACT to amend an Act of the Fifty-first Year of His late Majesty, for erecting a new Market Place in the Town.... of Gosport. 17pp, disbound, including brief Schedule. 1828. £10.00

  116. Ryde Isle of Wight AUCTION POSTER. Messrs. Wallis, Riddett & Down have received instructions to sell by Auction.... the valuable long-leasehold property known as "Eastland Villa" in Castle Street, Ryde. Size 30" x 20". 1894. £16.00

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

  118. Stockbridge COUNTERPART LEASE of a Burgage and garden near the Fleet Gulley in Stockbridge, Thomas Carteret Hardy to John Bern, Labourer. Single large vellum sheet, two wax seals. 1795. £17.00

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  119. Bacon's MAP OF HERTFORDSHIRE Reduced from the Ordnance Survey. Colour printed map size approx. 12" x 18", central fold. Reduced from the Ordnance Survey, scale " to 1 mile. Divided into 5 mile squares. c1885. £10.00
    From 'Bacon's Atlas of The British Isles'.

  120. Gaddesden (Manor of) ABSTRACT OF THE TITLE of Mr George Lea as mortgagee to a copyhold brewery, cottages and premises at Gaddesden Row in the Parish of Great Gaddesden. 20p., folio, held with tape at corner c1860. £26.00
    Details title from 1783 - 1856.

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  121. Ashford, Hythe AN ACT for more effectually repairing and otherwise improving the Road from the Post Road near Farversham, by Bacon's Water, through Ashford, to Hythe... 10pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. Includes brief Schedule, with occupiers. 1831. £8.00

  122. Charlton and Woolwich AN ACT for making Compensation to the Proprietors of certain Lands and Hereditaments situate at Woolwich and Charlton... for promoting the Service of His Majesty's Ordnance. 6pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1804. £9.00

  123. Tunbridge Wells AN ACT for continuing the Term... of Two Acts... for repairing the Roads from Tunbridge Wells... to Swiftsden, and from Frant to Possingworth Great Wood... 15pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1808. £8.00

  124. Whitstable ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXIII N.W & S.W. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 12" x 18" plus margins. Contours in red. On stiff paper, folded to 8vo. c1939. £8.00
    Covers area from Preston Parade to Marine Crescent, Longtye Wood.

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  125. Goosnargh TRANSFER OF A MORTGAGE IN FEE of an estate at Goosnargh for £1500 interest, John LLoyd and William Turner of Warrington to James Worthington of Wigan. Vellum, size 27" x 37", 4 wax seals. 1768. £24.00
    Concerns a house and lands at Goosnargh of 70 acres, and land of 20 acres where a house called Cottam formerly stood.

  126. Grange, Hawes, Gargrave ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 50 and adjoining sheets. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 30" x 37". Made up of smaller sheets, pasted together with border all round edge. With hachures. Mounted on linen, folding into small 4to marbled wraps. Inserted in green cloth slipcase with Philip's label. 1852. £50.00
    Shows Settle and Carlisle Railway.

  127. 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, Act of Parliament. 1831. £15.00

  128. Liverpool DEMISE of Frances Denison's fourth share of houses in Liverpool under the will of Mary Worsley, and assignment of her share to Joseph Denison. 3p., sm. folio. Signed with small red paper seals. 1824. £16.00
    Does not indicate where the houses are.

  129. Manchester and Salford ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 104. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 27", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 4to marbled wraps with printed label. Water features, parks, main roads, railways and stations hand coloured. A railway has been added in red coming from the bottom left following the Bridgwater Canal, to Great Bridge Street, where a block of houses north to Windmill Street has been shaded in red, presumably a proposed railway and station. Published 1848. £120.00
    Extends from Rusholme to Harpurhey.

  130. Manchester ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP OF MANCHESTER and District. Coloured Edition. Sheet 36. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Linen-backed. Red and buff cover with coat of arms, Index map. 1913. £8.00

  131. Newton (J) PLAN OF THE BOROUGH OF PRESTON Compiled for The Mayor, Aldermen & Burgesses June 1858 By J. Newton, C.E., Borough Engineer, John Humber, Esq., Mayor. Engraved on Stone by G. Falkner, Manchester. Lithographed town plan, on four sheets, each sheet 25" x 37". Sheets mounted fairly recently on thick white paper, rolled. Mill buildings have been shaded in bright red. Large calligraphic title, compass rose, scale bar bottom right. Scale 200 ft = 1 inch. Shows named streets, with each house shown, public and industrial buildings, parkland, with deciduous and evergreen trees, railways and station, rivers, pools, parks such as gardens at Winckley Square shown in detail with layout of flowerbeds. Some surface dusting at edges, some loss of paper at extreme top edge along approx. 8", obtruding into outer thin border line, but not main thick border line. Some very small tears at paper edges in places, not obtruding into border, some dustmarking at borders. Tear in paper of map (not backing paper) at bottom left of north west sheet, along about 8", mostly in a blank area). 1858. £680.00
    Scarce. No copy shown on 'Copac'. One copy found in the Lancashire Record Office catalogue. The map extends to Fulwood Barracks, Farington Hall and Cemetery (with detail of flowerbeds and paths shown), Mete House and Mete Woods, Penworthan Church, Penworthan Bridge, Scarcik Brook, Moor Park..

  132. 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

  133. Wigan, Hendley, Westleigh AN ACT for enabling Leases for Mining, Agricultural and Building Purposes to be made of the Estates of John Walmesley.... 32pp., including 4 pages of schedules. 1856. £14.00

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  134. Bardney Norton, Branstow, etc. FINE in the court of Orlando Bridgeman, Robert Hyde, Thos. Tyrell and Samuel Browne, Justices. James Hoste, armiger and Francis Lord Willoughby of Parham and William Willoughby armiger, deforciant of 4 messuages, 4 gardens, 4 orchards, 300 acres of meadow and 70 acres of pasture in Bardney Norton, Branstow, Metheryngham, Lanton, Ragby. In Latin, on paper, 5p., folio, written on rectos only in a fine hand, widely spaced. Last page ragged and stained in margin, with some loss of paper in blank area. Contemporary copy. 1662. £28.00

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  135. Case (Henry) MEMORIAL OF THE ACHIEVEMENTS OF HORATIO LORD VISCOUNT NELSON In composing such a Monument, to be placed in Trafalgar-square, there are many difficulties to be surmounted... Broadside, size of sheet 16" x 10", printed on one side only. Large heading. Horizontal fold. 1" repaired tear in margin. Describes the proposed monument in detail, in 73 lines, plus a list of 'Principal Dimensions'. T. Sloper, Printer, 7 Wells Street, Gray's Inn Road. (probably 1839). £130.00
    Copac lists one copy, at the Guildhall Library, describing it as 'one sheet'. The writer refers to a perspective view, which is not present. 'The Entire cost of the Monument, the masonry of Granite... would be £30,000. It is proposed to introduce gilding in parts... the time and labor I have bestowed on this design, to obviate the objections urged against a Column as a monument, will I hope, offer sufficient apology for the length at which I have found it necessary to describe it...'. The column was to be placed on a terrace 140 ft. square, with seahorses and flags in bronzed metal or black marble at each angle. The statue was to be 17ft 6in in height, and there was to be 'a Lantern of observation'.

  136. Covent Garden AN ACT for rebuilding the Parish Church of Saint Paul, Covent Garden, within the Liberty of Westminster, in the County of Middlesex, and the Vestry Rooms belonging thereto.... Cover leaf + pages numbered 875-895, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. 1796. £16.00

  137. Education SPECIMENS WRITTEN BY MASTER WILLIAM FENN at Manor House Academy Ashby Street, Northampton Square, Xmas 1855. Writing book, size 10" x 16", cloth spine, yellow stiff paper wraps, slightly stained at edges, finely printed calligraphic title page with name William Fenn inserted in manuscript, followed by manuscript title 'Forms of Receipts Promissory Notes... Written by Master Willm. Fenn...' and 8 pages of beautifully written example of bills, receipts etc... together with... A similar book with the same printed title page, Xmas 1856, and 8 pages of similar specimen invoices etc. wraps creased and paper slightly rubbed. 2 items. 1855-6. £45.00

  138. Kensington Gardens SIX STUDENT'S ARCHITECTURAL DRAWINGS scale drawings showing different areas of Kensington Gardens. 1931. Plans in ink and some colour on cartridge paper, size 20" x 29". Fairly basic drawings. Rolled. 1931. £22.00
    Comprises 'The Temple' (50ft to an inch); Buck Hill; 'West of Lancaster Walk'; 'East of Round Pond'; 'Near Tea-House' (a smaller plan); 'Profile from the Round Pond to the Long Water' (with horizontal and vertical scales); another small plan of part of Hyde Park. The student was obviously not a very high-achieving one as some of the drawings have been marked 'weak'.

  139. Paddington BILL of Hy. J. Rickard, Job & Post Master, Close & Open Carriages To Let. Grey Horses for Weddings, &c. 11, Charles Mews, Conduit St., and 1 James St. West. Oblong 8vo, printed heading with very decorative variety of type-faces. Coat of arms. Made out hire of a Brougham and Coachman. Traces of folds. 1867. £9.00

  140. St. James Clerkenwell QUAKER BIRTH CERTIFICATE for the birth at Clerkenwell Close of Mary Sims, daughter of John Sims and Ann his wife, fifth of seventh Month 1762. Printed on vellum, with manuscript inserts, 5" x 6". Signed by Elizabeth Fant, Midwife, and two witnesses. On the verso is a note about Ann, whose maiden name was Thresher. 1762. £20.00

  141. Weller (Edw.), Red Lion Square, drawn & engraved by LONDON Top central sheet from the nine-sheet map originally published by Edward Weller in the Weekly Dispatch newspaper. Scale 1" = 9". Lithographed, size 17" x 25", large title 'London' along top, in form of a cloth draped over the top border, scale bar along left margin. Traces of central fold, bottom edge trimmed right to neatline, with some slight loss of printed surface along 6" of bottom left edge, amounting to about a quarter of an inch into the surface at its widest part at the bottom of Oakley Square. 1(860's). £180.00
    Shows Islington, Camden, Upper Holloway, Highbury, Regents Canal.

  142. Willesden LEASE of land messuage and premises at Kensal Rise, known as 15 Liddell Gardens, The Warden and College of The Souls of All Faithful People Deceased of Oxford to Ernest Morgan, builder. Vellum, 3p., large folio, folded, printed, with details in manuscript. Signed with two small wax seals, and the large papered seal, 3" diameter, of All Souls. Some red registry stamps. 1912. £16.00

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  143. Cary (J) A MAP OF MONMOUTHSHIRE from the best Authorities. Engraved map hand-coloured in outline, coloured border. Size 18" x 16", scale 2 miles to an inch. Two folds, repaired tear reaching 1" into map at fold at left edge. Published by J. Stockdale, 1805. £35.00

  144. Davey (G) CHEPSTOW CASTLE, MONMOUTHSHIRE Lithograph, showing close-up view of castle, vegetation in fore-ground, from drawing by John Willis, on India paper, size 8" x 10", plus margins. Printed by Day & Haghe. c1860. £25.00

  145. Rowe (G), Teacher of Drawing, Cheltenham THE WINDCLIFF From Piercefield. Large oval vignette lithograph, size 5" x 7", overall size of paper 8" x 10". Some buckling of paper. c1840. £16.00

  146. Taylor (Robt.), Chepstow, Publisher CHEPSTOW CASTLE, MONMOUTHSHIRE Tinted lithograph, drawn on stone by W. Walton. On thick paper, size 8" x 11", plus margins. Shows castle with woods behind, looking up to the main entrance, with low wall in foreground with seated figures, and woman driving cattle towards a cottage with smoking chimney. Overall light foxing, mainly affecting margins and sky area. Feint crease approx. 1" in bottom margin. Dangerfield, Lithographers. c1840. £22.00

  147. Trewin, Lanvraca, Lantarnam AN ACT for effectuating a Partition.... of certain estates situate in the County of Monmouth, devised by the Wills of John Blewitt and Frances Fettiplace. 42pp, disbound, Act of Parliament, includes 24p of Schedules. First page dusty. 1810. £16.00

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  148. Aylsham ABSTRACT OF THE TITLE of the Revd. Robert Rackham to an Estate in Aylsham. 4p., folio, held at corner with tape. 1856. £20.00
    Details title from 1785 - 1856.

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

  150. 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. £46.00
    The seal has the words 'Incorporated 1843'. The Company was established in 1847 to undertake land reclamation in the area of the Ouse Estuary.

  151. Wymondham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Highly Valuable Estate in Spooner Row Division, Consisting of a Capital Brick and Slate Messuage with excellent buildings and about Twenty Acres of Land... for Sale by Auction.... 16th July, 1864. 3pp., small folio, folded with docket title. 1864. £12.00
    With schedule.

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  152. Blakesley, Maidford, Woodend PARTICULARS, PLANS, VIEWS and Conditions of Sale of Outlying Portions on The Wakefield Estate in the Parishes of Blakesley, Maidford, Woodend, Ashton, Roade, and Hartwell, Covering an area of 2120 Acres including Eight Farms, numerous small holdings and cottage properties, two woods... for Sale by Auction... 26th June 1913. 59pp. folio, printed boards, cloth spine. Boards slightly rubbed at corners. 6 large coloured folding plans in pocket at rear, plus key map. 5 photographic plates, two views to a plate. Front and back inner hinges weak, boards slightly stained With some small decorative vignettes at end of some sections. 1913. £65.00
    The Vendor was the Duke of Grafton.

  153. Cottesbrooke PARTICULARS, PLANS, VIEWS and Conditions of Sale of Freehold, Manorial, Residential, Agricultural and Sporting Property known as the Cottesbrooke Hall Estate... 1,348 acres including A Perfect County Seat... Cottesbrooke Grange... the major portion of the Pleasant Village of Cottesbrooke.... to be offered for Sale by Auction.... 12th June, 1935. 38pp., folio, 2 large folding coloured plans. 5 photographic plates, one with full page view. Sewn in stiff printed wraps. 1935. £38.00
    The early 18th century house was 'designed in a style resembling that favoured by Inigo Jones'. With detailed description of the various rooms.

  154. Evenley ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Residential Agricultural and Sporting Estate known as Evenley Hall Estate, comprising the Charming XVIIIth Century Mansion distinguished as Evenley Hall... Three First-Class Farms... The Old-World Village of Evenley including 54 Cottages, The Village Green, Schoolhouse... Woodlands and Plantations... the Evenley Village Water Supply... contains about 1,080 Acres... for Sale by Auction July 26th, 1938. 40pp., small folio, stiff printed wraps. Describes 94 Lots. 7 photographic plates, with 2 or 3 views on each, 2 coloured folding plans in pocket at rear. 1938. £55.00

  155. Hardingstone THE VALUABLE AGRICULTURAL PROPERTY known as The Delapre Estate East, comprising Seven Farms, Accommodation Holdings and Cottages in all about 1183 Acres... to be sold by auction 9th June 1944. 15pp., 4to, sewn in stiff printed wraps. Folding plan, 6 tipped in photographs. 1944. £24.00
    Includes Hardingstone Lodge Farm, Saucebridge Farm, Grange Farm, Ford Farm.

  156. Hemploe Estate, Welford THE FREEHOLD RESIDENTIAL AGRICULTURAL and Sporting Estate of 'Hemploe' extending to 1,539 Acres with the Rent Roll... of £1,979. 2s. 7d per annum to be Offered by Auction... George Hotel, Rugby, 24th April 1911. 17pp., folio, printed on thick paper, on rectos only. Large folding coloured plan in pocket at rear, three photographic plates with two views per page. Printed card wraps, which are slightly spotty. With detailed schedules of farms etc. 1911. £40.00
    'situated in the centre of the Pytchley Hunt and having on the Property some of the most famous Fox Coverts...'. Lot 3 is the 'well-known Hunting Box known as 'The Hemploe'.

  157. Maidwell PARTICULARS, PLAND AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Valuable Residential, Agricultural and Sporting Properties known as the Maidwell & Draughton Estates... Maidwell Hall, 10 Principal Farms, Small Holdings, The Reputed Manors of Maidwell and Draughton and The Villages of Maidwell and Draughton, comprising in all about 3,096 Acres... for Sale by Auction... 29th June, 1932. 23pp., large 4to, grained paper wraps. Decoratively printed title-page. Large folding plan at rear, three actual photographs of the Hall and grounds tipped in. 1932. £48.00
    Includes detailed description of the Hall, room by room, and the Pleasure Grounds, Rock and Pool Gardens, and Topiary Garden.

  158. Stewkley SETTLEMENT on the intended Marriage of Joseph Hiorns, Farmer of Ashow, Warwickshire, and Mary Payne of Banbury, Oxfordshire. Four large vellum sheets, signed with four wax seals. Refers to an annuity and an estate in Stewkley, Northamptonshire. 1837. £14.00

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  159. Alnwick, Holy Island ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP composite map of the north of the county, covering Berwick, Farne Islands, Longhirst, Ellington, Falstone. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 43" x 37". Dissected and linen-backed, folding into cloth endpapers, size 11" x 5", front endpaper slightly spotty. High ground shown with hachures. Border down right and bottom side only, the right hand side of the map has presumably been cut off. Some rivers and roads have been coloured in blue. Electrotype 1869-70. £50.00
    Comprises sheet CX, part of CVIII, CIX.

  160. Newcastle, Sunderland ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet CV. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 36", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 4to. Made up of four quarter sheets, but without the top left sheet, which is blank paper. Electrotyped in 1863. £30.00
    Extends as far as Corbridge in the south west.

  161. Norham TWO BILLS of Joseph F. Storther, Sadder, Harness Maker, Norham. Each 4to, printed headings, made out to J. Melrose for hire of conveyance. 1872... together with a bill in manuscript dated Norham Jan. 1st 1846, from O. Easton (for Ladykirk Stables) for carriage of 3015 ft of wood from Berwick to Ladykirk, with signed receipt attached. 1849-72. £10.00

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  162. Banbury CATALOGUE OF 14 OXFORD DOWN RAM LAMBS for Sale by Auction by Paxton & Holiday, Sept. 6th, 1917. 3pp., small 8vo., 1917... with... Banbury Fair, Sept 1st 1892, Auction of 25 Superior Oxford Down Ram Lambs. Small card, printed on one side only with details. 1917 and 1892. £8.00

  163. Hoyle (Walter), Artist SHELL GUIDE TO OXFORDSHIRE Poster, lithograph and letterpress printing, glossy surface. Illustration showing river with Magdalen Tower, dinosaur skeleton, William Morris wallpaper, etc. Description and map with key below. Overall size 29" x 20", metal hanger top and bottom. Red and yellow Shell logo at bottom. 1950's. £30.00

  164. Oxford AN ACT for amending certain of the Mile-ways leading to Oxford... for rebuilding or repairing Magdalen Bridge... 66pp., sm. folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. Paper of some leaves slightly darkened. 1771. £16.00

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  165. Church Stretton, Stokesay ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 166. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 14" x 19", plus wide margins. 1899. £20.00
    Covers Rathinghope, Monkhorton, Stanton Lacy.

  166. Kidderminster PARTICULARS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold Licensed Property... Known as The Roebuck Hotel situate in Oxford Street... July 3rd, 1913. 2pp., folio, plus page with fine large photograph of the hotel, size 7" x 8", showing people outside, and a tram stopped just in front of the entrance. Folded with docket title. 1913. £18.00

  167. Newport PHOTOGRAPH of the New Inn, Newport. Size 5" x 6", mounted on thick card. n.d. c1910? £8.00
    Shows the pub (which is in Stafford St.) from the corner with facade with hanging sign, and the side with advert for Burler's Ale. Some creases in one margin of mount..

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  168. 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, Stanley Cottage, Shop, and Stables. Folio, 1p, plus Conditions, folded with docket title. 1901. £10.00

  169. Bonnor (T), drawn and engraved by ILMINSTER. Copper-plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 7" x 10", plus margins. 1791. £20.00
    From Collinson's History and Antiquities of the County of Somerset.

  170. Buckland Dinham Estates AN ACT for vesting Part of the settled Estates, in the County of Somerset, of Sir Henry Strachey Baronet, in Trustees upon Trust... 16pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1815. £15.00
    Includes a 6pp schedule of the land/tenants concerned.

  171. [Bulleid, (J)] MANUSCRIPT LISTING PLACE NAMES written on the blank versos of leaflets advertising the 'Accidental Death Insurance Company.... Agent for Glastonbury Mr. J.G.L. Bulleid, Solicitor', sewn into worn and chipped card wraps from an old exercise book, 4to. 40 pages, about ten names on each page, with entry quoting origin etc., and sources. Many names have no entry. Names seem to be field, house names etc., from the Glastonbury area, examples include 'Culver Close: There is a Culver Croft near the Grange farm being the enclosure where the priory pigeon house stood, from Culver a pigeon. White's Selborne p. 202'; 'Halfpenny Mead: '"20 acres a.". Cambell's Survey 1698'. Loosely inserted is a letter to Bulleid from Frank Reynolds translating a Latin inscription, and an envelope addressed to him with a stamp, the back of which he has used for pencilled notes. c1895. £45.00

  172. Hatley (J.B) & Dunning (R.W) SOMERSET MAPS Day and Masters, 1782 and Greenwood, 1822. Reprinted on 9 and 6 sheets respectively, with a 37pp. booklet. Lacks the slipcase. Somerset Record Society Vo. 76. 1981. £34.00

  173. Ilminster THE WILL of Elizabeth Slee, widow. 8p, sm. folio, with codicil. Will proved at London 1747. Extracted from the Registry of the Prerogative Court at Canterbury... together with... Pedigree of Samuel Slee, folio sheet, manuscript, showing four generations from 1738. Copy circa 1824. £22.00
    Concerns Elizabeth's share of a messuage at South Brent, 'The Swan Tenement' in Ilminster. Mentions items of clothing 'my linen Gown and two petty Coats one being blue cloth serge with a silver lace..... my scarlet Cloth Coat I give to my sons to make them Waistcoats....'

  174. Lympsham, Berrow, Brent Knoll PLAN, PARTICULARS and Special Conditions of Sale of a valuable Agricultural Estate comprising Three Commodious Farm Houses... Pasture and Orchard Land... 560 Acres, which will be sold in 27 Lots... 14th June, 1910. Folio, 14pp., plus 10 full page and 2 folding coloured plans. Blue paper wraps, attractively-lettered decorative title on front wrap. Staples rusty, and one section of 4 pages loose. 1910. £48.00
    Includes lands by the River Axe.

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

  176. Milverton Inclosure AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Milverton... 18pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Cover leaf with docket title, separately paginated. 1831. £18.00

  177. Minehead Harbour AN ACT for further continuing the Terms and Powers granted and continued by Three Acts.... for recovering, securing, and keeping in Repair, the Harbour of Minehead, in the County of Somerset; and for more effectual carrying the said Acts into Execution; and also for the better securing the ancient Dues payable to the Lord or Lady of the Manor of Minehead for the Time Being. Black Letter. Cover leaf + 10pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1770. £16.00

  178. Radstock THE CENTRAL SOMERSET GAZETTE August 19, 1876. Contains article reporting on the enquiry into the Radstock Railway Accident covering 6 columns. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp., wear at folds on first two pages, not affecting this article. Also includes timetable for the Somerset and Dorset Railway August 1876 on last page, and a column on the inside page giving various excursion timetables etc. 1876. £8.00

  179. Watchett Harbour AN ACT for continuing the Duties granted by several Acts... for repairing the Harbour and Key of Watchett in the County of Somerset... together with... An Act for further continuing the Duties... for repairing the Harbour and Key of Watchett. 1770. 3pp and 8pp respectively, disbound, Acts of Parliament. 2 items. 1721 and 1770. £18.00

  180. Yeovil Improvements AN ACT for paving, lighting, watching, watering, cleansing, repairing, widening, and otherwise improving the Streets, Lanes, and other public Passages and Places within the Town of Yeovil.... and for regulating the Police thereof. 59pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1830. £14.00

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  181. Smallthorne PARTICULARS OF SALE AND PLANS of Freehold Property comprising 44 Newly-erected Dwelling Houses & Shops and 18 Plots of Eligible Building Land near the Centre of Smallthorne, and at Bradley, with a Desirable Freehold Farm at Turnhurst, near Tunstall... for Sale by Auction... 31st October, 1899. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title, two very large coloured folding large-scale plans. 1899. £30.00

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  182. Beccles PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Cottages and Buildings, Shoemaker's Shop, in Long's Yard, Ravens Meer, Beccles, for sale by auction... 31st October, 1876. 3p., small folio. 1876. £10.00

  183. Great Eastern Railway PLACES OF INTEREST in and Around Aldeburgh. Particulars of Excursion and Other Tickets. July 10th to September 30th, inclusive, 1908. Printed sheet 17" x 11", folded to make an 8-page booklet. Printed with tourist information for Southwold, Yarmouth, Aldbeburgh etc., timetables and fares. On the front is a map of the area, showing lines and stations. Back page rather grubby, some small edge tears, traces of folds. 1908. £9.00

  184. Ipswich BILL of S.H. Cowell, Lithographic, Anastatic & General Steam Printer. Oblong 4to, printed heading with vignette view of works. made out for memorial cards... together with... Bill of Harrison and Son, Cabinet Makers, Upholsterers. Folio, made out for numerous items relating to coffin and funeral... together small bill for A. Baumont, Coal & Coke Merchant, and E. Warman, Bookseller and Stationer. 4 items. 1890. £18.00

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  185. Kingston upon Thames CONVEYANCE of a messuage called 'Elton Lodge, Elton Road, Norbiton, Mary Laurence to Charles Oldridge. Large vellum sheet, wax seal. 1881. £10.00

  186. Papworth MANOR OF PAPERWORTH als Papercourt. At a Court Baron of the Right Honourable Ann Lady King Baroness Dowager of Ockham... 8th day of April... 1746. Vellum document, size 26" x 14", three blue tax stamps, records admissions and surrenders of land in the Manor, Alice Stanton's tenement to her son Robert, and John Wood to William Luck of Merrow. The two sections signed by J. Chatfield, Steward. 1746. £36.00

  187. Southwark AN ACT for rebuilding the Parish Church of Saint George the Martyr, in the Borough of Southwark as one of the Fifty new Churches directed to be built.... in the Ninth year of the Reign of.... Queen Anne. Cover leaf + 6pp, sm. folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1732. £12.00

  188. Upper Tooting THE PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Valuable Family Residence known as 'The Hawthorns'. with Ornamental Grounds, Vineries... Cottages... for sale by auction... August 29th, 1871. 5pp., folio, folded with docket title, plus full-page hand-coloured plan. Small split in margin at one fold, repaired. 1871. £28.00

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  189. Lewes, Midhurst, Winchelsea ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet V. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Comprising four quarter sheets, each approx. 13" x 19", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into marbled endpapers, and inserted in tall 8vo cloth slipcase. Each sheet has two of the borders pasted on (the others not). Ramshaw imprint. n.d. c1850. £45.00
    Corresponds to Margary State 4.

  190. Sussex Hunts MAP Lithographed from the Ordnance Survey, scale 6" to the mile. Printed with index to the Meets bottom right - Crawley and Horsham, Lord Lecconfield's, Chiddingfold, Southdown, with key giving letters and numbers printed along the margins. Size 70" x 54", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into folio boards, marbled endpapers. River Ader with later blue colouring. 1879. £115.00
    Extends from Horsham to Shoreham, Hove to Arundel.

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  191. Greenwood (C & J) MAP OF THE COUNTY OF WESTMORELAND From an Actual Survey in the Years 1822 & 1823. Most Respectfully Dedicated to the Nobility, Clergy & Gentry of the County. Large engraved map, with an fine large engraved inset View of Appleby. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Overall engraved surface approx. 39" x 48", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into marbled endpapers, 10" x 6", contained within original marbled slipcase, old manuscript label on spine, small label with owners name on front, corners slightly rubbed. Greenwood, Pringle & Co. No. 13 Regent Street, Pall Mall, London. Published Jan. 1st 1824. £680.00
    A crisp dark impression.

  192. Harrison (Claude), Artist SHELL GUIDE TO WESTMORELAND Poster, lithograph and letterpress printing. Shows rush-bearing ceremony, waterfall, lakes, wrestlers, etc. Description and map with key below. Overall size 29" x 20", metal hanger top and bottom. c1960. £30.00

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  193. Avebrick Farm and Town Farm, Pewsey Vale PARTICULARS WITH PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE. of the Valuable Landed Investments comprising "Avebrick Farm" close to Pewsey Station.... The Rich Tract of Land in Pewsey Field, known as "Town Farm".... Ferris & Puckridge Have received instructions from F.H. Goldney, to sell by Auction at The "Phoenix" Hotel, Pewsey, On Monday, November 21st, 1910. Quarto, coloured folding plan, 8pp, original printed wraps, some slight discolouration along top of wraps. 1910. £22.00

  194. Bacon's COUNTY MAP OF WILTSHIRE With Alphabetical List of Principal Towns, Villages and Railway Stations. Cloth backed, printed in black, red and green. Folding into green printed wraps with picture of cyclists. 4pp. index at front. Light crease in front wrap. c1920. £9.00


  195. Baverstock TITHE RENTCHARGE APPORTIONMENT Copy of 1839 document. 3p preamble, small schedule of total value of wheat, barley and oats, double-page schedule giving landowners (5 names), occupiers, Nos. on plan, premises, area and rentcharge payable. Sm. folio, bound with Manuscript copy of the Tithe Map of the Parish of Baverstock, 1840, in ink on waxed cotton. Scale 6 chains: 1", 47" x 36". Small section cut from 3 corners, not affecting any lettering, some pencil additions and annotations.... With .... Altered Apportionment of the Rentcharge, 1868. Folio, 1p preamble and double-page schedule (2 landowners), with Manuscript Plan of the Altered Apportionment, as above, 19" x 30".... With.... Altered Apportionment, 1871. Folio, 1p preamble and double-page schedule (3 landowners, including Salisbury and Yeovil Railway Co.). Attached with pins is small plan of this apportionment on waxed cotton, 8" x 6". All three Apportionments bound together in wraps, titled in ink, piece torn from top wrap, edges of wraps ragged. Land Agent's working Copy. n.d. copied 1870s. £95.00

  196. Bratton, Westbury Leigh AUCTION POSTER advertising sale of 10 Lots at Westbury, May 5th, 1885. Size 31" x 21", 1" split at one fold. 1885. £20.00
    Lists details, including occupiers, of 11 Lots, 2 in Bratton, 1 in Westbury Leigh, the rest in Westbury. Includes share in tenement in Court Lane, Bratton, in 'Bratton Low Field', houses in Snappersnipes Lane, shops in Station Road, Westbury.

  197. Cricklade Election AN ACT for the preventing of Bribery and Corruption in the Election of members to serve in Parliament for the Borough of Cricklade.... 4pp, sm. folio. Cover leaf. Recent cloth boards. 1782. £16.00

  198. Draycott Foliatt and Liddington PARTICULARS of a Freehold Estate Comprising About 318 Acres.... Farmhouse and All Requisite Buildings Pleasantly Situate in The Parishes of Draycott Foliatt and Liddington.... within a short Drive of the Swindon Grand Junction Station on the Great Western Railway; Which will be Sold by Auction...19th June, 1845. 3pp folio, folded, double page lithographed plan. 1845. £32.00
    Comprises Draycott Foliatt Farm, and two Meadows in Liddington called Breach Meads.

  199. Inclosure NINE INCLOSURE ACTS for the parishes of Steeple Ashton (1813), Great and Little Chelworth (1814), Laverstock (1818), Littlecot (1814), Mere (1807), East Overton and Lockeridge (1811), Bradford (1818), Chitterne St. Mary and Chitterne All Saints (1815), Corsham (1816). Each disbound, small folio, number of pages varies from 12 to 25. Acts of Parliament. 1807-1818. £60.00

  200. Shrewton PARTICULARS of the Freehold Agricultural Estate known as Elston Hill.... with Excellent Farm House, 11 Cottages.... which Woolley & Wallis will sell by Auction on... May 23rd, 1950. 14pp., 4to, stiff wraps, coloured folding map in pocket, 7 photographic views. 1950. £17.00

  201. South Newton AN ACT for vesting Part of the settled Estates of Susannah Harriott Eyre.... in Trustees, to be sold.... 20pp, disbound, including schedule of lands in Chilhampton. 1806. £15.00

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  202. Bromsgrove COPY FEOFFMENT of messuage and tenement with garden and orchard in Bromsgrove, John Chance the Elder of Timber Hanger to Walter Bradley. Vellum, size 22" x 26". Vellum uniformly browned, but legible. Copy, with no seals or signatures. 1641. £18.00

  203. Elmley Lovett WILL of Samuel Wanley, Rector of Elmley Lovett, 1776. Manuscript, 7p., small folio, folded. Stamped 'Office Copy Court of Probate'. Copied c1860. £12.00
    Refers to his 'manors, messuages and lands' in Emley Lovett, Hampton Lovett and Elmbridge. Makes substantial bequests to servants and relatives.

  204. Ordnance Survey of England WORCESTERSHIRE 6 Inch Sheet XLVII. Index to the Six Inch and 1/2500 Scales. Scale of Index One Inch to 1 Mile. Printed sheet, size 13" x 8". Pasted to sheet of stiff paper, some small tears in original sheet. With map of the sheet size 4" x 6", with sheet numbers, table of parishes, and table of prices. n.d. 1870. £24.00

  205. Stourbridge LEASE OF POSSESSION of a newbuilt messuage in Stourbridge in a street called Digbath, Messrs. Bradley and Tilt to Gabriel Bradley, Iron Monger. Vellum, size 13" x 21". Signed with two wax seals, witnessed on verso. 1766. £18.00

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  206. Coatham Mandeville, Darlington, Fighting Cocks ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 6" to 1 mile. Sheet 14a. Size 32" x 36", plus margins. Water features, main roads, parkland, railways handcoloured. Dissected and mounted on linen and folding into stiff marbled covered endpapers with printed key map. O.S. blindstamp 1884. £36.00

  207. London & North Western Railway DRAFT AGREEMENT between The London & N.W. Railway and Harrop Wrigley of Tamewater as to the purchase of lands at Tamewater for the Delph Branch of the Huddersfield and Manchester Railway for £350. 3pp., folio. 1849. £18.00

  208. Whitby FOUR BILLS of Whitby Livery Stables and carriage proprietors. All with printed headings. One for Samuel Burn, 1865, one from W. Foster, Cab Proprietors, 1876, one for Flowergate Livery Stables, 1896, all made out in ink, receipted, 8vo., plus 4to bill for William Blooman, 'Horses & Carriages, Funeral Equipages...' on blue paper, 1874. Four items, last two with small stab holes. 1865-96. £14.00

  209. Whitby, Scalby ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XCV N.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19", dissected and mounted on line, folding into small 8vo marbled endpapers. An extra piece from the adjacent sheet covering Whitby has been added by sewing an extra piece of linen, which folds in neatly. 1872. £12.00

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  210. Allan (Thomas) & Co., Printer CALEDONIAN MERCURY March 29, 1834. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp. Red tax stamp. 1834. £16.00
    Includes long advert of Samuel Read of Kevock Bleachfield, with 'cloth received and receipts granted by' with names of 80 merchants, announcement for Innerleithen Mineral Wells, etc.

  211. Chalmers (D), Printer and Publisher ABERDEEN JOURNAL and General Advertiser for the North of Scotland. June 11, 1851. Very large broadsheet newspaper, 8p, folded. Attractive woodcut vignettes of ships etc. at head of adverts on front page. 1851. £15.00
    Much on Aberdeen Town Council Proceedings. Also includes two columns on 'Walks Through the Crystal Palace No. IV'.

  212. Chalmers (D), Pub. ABERDEEN JOURNAL and General Advertiser for the North of Scotland. Wednesday, December 30, 1829. Broadsheet style, 23" x 17", 4p, folded, some light water-staining, a couple of small splits at fold. Mast-head with coat of arms. 1829. £15.00
    Contains numerous local news and adverts, houses and farms to let, shares in ships for sale etc.

  213. Coldstream ELEVEN BILLS of the Commissioners of Police Coldstream to carters. Small slips, 8vo and smaller, all in manuscript, made out for carting loads from quarry, horses to churchyard, carrying coals for church, watering the streets, etc... together with... Letter from Alex. Dower, 1879, complaining about George Hardie (named on three of the bills) Town Carter who is often drunk and neglects his horse, not assisting the Scavengers. 1p foolscap. 1849-75. £15.00

  214. Dumfries and Lockerbie BILL of Henry Ashley, Job and Post Master, King's Arms Hotel. Printed headings, made out on two 4to pages to Mr. Harris for 20 items including funeral hearse, carriages et. 1882... together with... three further bills of William Irving at the King's Arms Livery Stables, one with vignette of barouche, all 8vo, 1887-9, together with... a 4to bill of David R. Scott, Newall Terrace Posting Establishment. 1899, with a bill of James Nodwell, New George Hotel and Posting Establishment, 8vo, 1890, and one of Hugh Calder, Posting Establishment, 1881... together with... Two bills of Blue Bell Posting Establishment, Lockerbie, 4to, 1898.. together with a letter to a Mr Muir from R. Johnston, Horse Dealer, Whitesands, Dumfries, on headed letter paper, 1885, complaining that the black mare he bought is a bad worker. 10 items in all. 1882-1890. £25.00

  215. Edinburgh and Dumfries BILL of the Mail Coach-Office, Black Bull Hotel, Edinburgh to Mr. Jackson. For two Inside seats to Dumfries, Per Mail Coach. 18th Dec. 1839. Starts at a quarter to 7 a.m. Oblong 8vo., printed, with dates and names and price in manuscript, signed. 1839. £14.00

  216. Edinburgh SEVEN BILLS of Robert Maitland, Rose Street, Edinburgh. All with printed headings. Maitland presumably ran a livery stable as they are all for hire of horses, horse and gig, etc. Five are oblong 8vo, two 4to. Folds.. together with... Two bills of George Hall, Hope St., Coach Hirer, Post Master, 1896, and one bill of Scott Croall & Sons, Job & Postmasters, 1898, all three 8vo, printed headings. Ten bills in all. 1847-50. £20.00

  217. Grey (James), Printer and Publisher EDINBURGH, LEITH, GLASGOW and North British Commercial and Literary Advertiser. Newspaper, 4pp., folds. August 31, 1833. £14.00
    Includes adverts for local schools, 'New Tontine at Paisley', auction of Lands and Ferry at Auchnacraig, Mull, numerous notices for sailings, with small vignettes of ships. 'At Leith for Van Dieman's Land... the new British-built and armed ship 'Isabella'...

  218. Ramsay (G) THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT Two newspapers, February 14 and July 25, 1833. Broadsheet newspapers, each 4pp., folded. 1833. £18.00
    Includes report of the second reading of the abolition of slavery bill in the Commons, houses to let and for auction etc., list of subscribers to the Memorial to Sir Walter Scott with amounts, shipping news etc.

  219. Ramsay (G), Publisher THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT July 2, 1846. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp. 1846. £9.00

  220. Tarbert, Kintyre THE BEAUTIFUL SPORTING AND AGRICULTURAL ESTATE comprising the Dignified baronial Residence known as Skipness House and the Historic Old Castle of Skipness, 11... Farms... 9 Cottages... Shooting and Fishing... extending to about 11,753 Acres... for Sale by Auction 1st July, 1936. 14pp., stiff wraps, size 10" x 7", folding plan, one small actual photograph tipped in. Trace of vertical fold. 1936. £18.00
    Includes a record of game killed 1931-6.

  221. Veitch (Printer and Publisher) THE DAILY COURANT March 17, 1860. Broadsheet newspaper, 4pp., folded.... together with another edition March 24, 1860, 4pp. 2 items. 1860. £14.00
    Includes detailed report of a farewell dinner given to Joseph Lister on his moving to Glasgow to become Professor of Surgery.

  222. Veitch (W), Publisher THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT October 31st, 1865. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp, folds. 1865. £10.00
    Includes report on 'Desperate Encounter with a Fallow Buck', fishermen drowned in Dornock Firth, etc.

  223. Veitch (W), Publisher THE EDINBURGH EVENING COURANT November 19th, 1866. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp, folds. 1866. £12.00
    Contains advert for Aitchison's Celebrated Fifty-Shilling Watch, very detailed four-column report on the Parliamentary Reform demonstration at Edinburgh.

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  224. Llanarmon, Denbigh FEOFFMENT of an Allotment of Common Land in Llanarmon in Yale, Edward Jones, Farmer, Edward Davies, Shoemaker, and others to John Davies, Miner, all of Llanarmon. Vellum, size 21" x 27". 4 wax seals. 1842. £22.00
    Refers to land at Oyfnant, number 12 on the Inclosure map. Gives details of lands adjoining.

  225. Montgomery, Merionethshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Covering Bala, Oswestry, Llandiloes, Bishops Castle. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 37" x 38", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into tall 8vo cloth endpapers, cloth spotty. Railway hand-coloured in red. Border all round. Engraved at the Ordnance Office... 1836. £75.00

  226. New Quay, Cardigan MEN'S WAGES ACCOUNT BOOK per Francis Evans, Schooner Dan and Mary of Newquay, 12th October 1846. Cash book size 6" x 4", vellum boards, metal clasp. Inscription as above on flyleaf. 123 pages of entries. Loosely inserted is Evans' Mariner's Register Ticket, 1836, printed in blue on vellum, stained. 1846-54. £95.00
    Gives name of mariner and their payment for different voyages over a period1846-54, e.g. 'Francis Evans Mate Shipped on Board the Dan and Mary Newquay Nov. 21st 1851, served from 21st Nov. to 21st March... £9.8s.', 'Thomas James Apprentice Entered Service on board the Dan & Mary at Cardiff May 15th 1852 for the terms of....'. Voyages to Riga, Cardiff, Glasgow, Dublin, Tralee and other ports are mentioned. There are also occasional mentions of sums for tobacco on board, canvas trousers for the apprentice, 'for Chappel Subscription', 'for Bottle Whisky at Waterford' 'sea boots' etc. New Quay was a busy port at this time, and shipbuilding there was thriving.

  227. Taff Vale Railway Company ISSUE OF FOUR PER CENT STOCK Prospectus for share issue of Preference Stock, July 1914. 1p, sm. folio, plus Form of Application, together with a similar sheet for issue of Unalloted Balance, February 1915. Folds. 1914-15. £12.00

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  228. Bedford Levels A STATE OF THE REVENUES AND DEBT OF THE CORPORATION OF BEDFORD LEVELS, as the same stood at Lady-day 1752, with the Advantages which will accrue to the Creditors of the Corporation, and the Proprietors of the South and Middle Levels, by permitting the Proprietors of the North Level to be discharged of the Debt. in order to their making a Security for a sufficient Sum of Money to be raised for their better Draining, on the Terms which have lately been proposed. 3pp, folio, docket title, folded. (1752) £85.00
    The Bedford Levels were in the counties of Cambridgeshire, Huntingdon, Northamptonshire, and Lincolnshire.

  229. Berkshire and Buckinghamshire AN ACT to enable His Majesty to grant to Her Majesty the Queen a capital Messuage called Frogmore... in the Parishes of New Windsor and Old Windsor, and a Piece of land in Wyrothsbury... 7pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1807. £12.00

  230. Bradshaw (G) MAP AND SECTIONS OF THE RAILWAYS OF GREAT BRITAIN Dedicated by Permission to James Walker F.R.., L & R., President of the Institute of Civil Engineers By George Bradshaw. Published 1st Mo. 1841 by G. Bradshaw, Manchester, and Sold by J. Gardner, 33 Brewer St., Golden Sq., London. Engraved by J. Dower, Cumming Place, Pentonville, London. Engraved map, size 66" x 40", scale 1" = 10 miles, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo calf boards, boards lack cloth spine. Green silk edging tape. Counties hand-coloured in outline, railways in red. Large calligraphic title top right, compass rose, sections down right side and at the bottom. Edging tape has been off-set along bottom edge of two rows of sections, leaving a light brown line. 1841. £400.00

  231. Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Wakefield Lodge Estate including Wakefield Lodge, a unique residence designed by Kent... Cottages... Farms... 340 Acres of Timber and Woodland... in all about 2551 Acres... to be offered by Auction... 28th September 1955. 39pp., folio, stiff wraps. 5 photographic plates with 3 views apiece, large actual photo of the house tipped in as frontispiece, folding coloured plan in pocket at rear. Loosely inserted is a Schedule of Timber. 1955. £38.00
    The house was designed by William Kent and built by the second Duke of Grafton. Included Assarts Farm, Sholebroke Farm, The Kennels Farm, etc. and 25 cottages.

  232. Buckinghamshire and Northamptonshire SALE OF VALUABLE FREEHOLD RESIDENTIAL PROPERTY known as Passenham Manor, Passenham, Charming 16th Century Residence... Monastic Tithe Barns... 41 Acres... for Sale by Auction... 13th July, 1931. 8pp., 4to, printed wraps. Large folding plan, 2 photographic plates, one a full page view of the interior of a tithe barn. One page historical note loosely inserted. 1931. £36.00
    'The Barns together are reputed to be the largest Stone-built Tithe Barns in the country...'.

  233. Buckinghamshire, Hertfordshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLVI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 37". Dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 8vo, edges bound in green silk tape, which is frayed in places. Slight off-setting of tape along top horizontal fold. At bottom horizontal fold there is a 1" split in linen and 3 small holes where folds meet. Composed of 4 quarter sheets. First Edition. 1st Dec. 1834. £60.00

  234. Cornwall and Plymouth Wines AN ACT to amend an Act.... for enabling His Majesty to lease Lands belonging to the Duchy of Cornwall, and to authorize the Sale and Purchase of the Prisage and Butlerage of Wines in the Ports of the County of Cornwall, and in Plymouth. 5pp., small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1824. £10.00

  235. Coronation of Edward VII THE GRAPHIC Naval Review Number. August 23, 1902. Illustrated magazine, folio. Pages numbered 229-268. Fine illustration in blue on front wrap of a navy ship, with extra double-page supplements showing the naval review at Spithead. 1902. £18.00

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

  237. Derbyshire, Cheshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXXI. Made up of quarters. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 25" x 28". Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 4to marbled wraps, Stanford label. 4 rust sports west of Ashbourn, and 4 more west of Bakewell. In worn slipcase which lacks bottom edge. Electrotype 1880. £28.00
    Covers Leek, Wilmslow, Stockport, Bakewell.

  238. Derbyshire, Nottinghamshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 30", plus margins. Dissected and mounted on linen and folding into 8vo plain paper endpapers, with small key map. Printed from an Electrotype. c1860. £40.00

  239. Duke of Wellington FREE FRONT 1835. Size approx. 3" x 5", addressed to 'Mr Dodd Portsmouth', 'London March Sixth 1835' written across the top, 'Free' circular postmark with crown. Signed 'Free Wellington' bottom left. 1835. £65.00

  240. Earl of Auckland LETTER signed 'Auckland' to Sir John Sibleir Bt.' Dated only 'Palace Yard Monday night'. 2p., 8vo., blank conjoint leaf. Says he has received his letter and has had some conversations on the subject with the Chancellor and Ld. Lauderdale. He has given notice in the House of Lords that he will present a Petition calling for a hearing of the appeal, which he feels has a claim to attention 'under the circumstances of the dormant Peerage'... together with.... Two 'free fronts' signed 'Auckland', postmarked 1822 and 1834. Early nineteenth century. £25.00
    It is likely that the letter is from the earlier Baron Auckland and the free fronts from his successor, who became an M.P. in 1810 and a member of the House of Lords in 1814, and went on to become Governor General of India. The signatures do not look exactly the same.

  241. First World War PHOTOGRAPH of a group of twenty officers seated and standing in front of a stone doorway to what looks like a large country house. Some carry batons. Size 4" x 6", mounted on thick card, photographer's imprint of F. Barkway, Bury St. Edmunds. Card mount rubbed, with tear (not affecting photograph). On verso someone has written in ink names of the men according to their position, and a list of the four 'the only persons still living'. In pencil there is a feint inscription 'Worcestershire Yeomanry 1914'. 1914. £16.00

  242. Great Eastern Railway COLLECTION OF LUGGAGE LABELS 153 labels, all for different stations on the Great Eastern Railway. Printed in large block lettering with 'G.E.R.' above the name of the place. Size approx. 2" x 3". c1910. £50.00
    Includes West India Docks, Tidal Basin, Seven Sisters, London Fields, Leigh, Weeley, Manea, Cheshunt, Pinchbeck.

  243. Half Subsidies RECEIVED BY ME George Sayer Esq. Execr. of the Last Will & Testament of the Rt. Honble. Lewis Late Earle of Beversham Deceased by 3 orders dated first day of September 1708 of the Rt. Hon. John Lord Viscount Fitzharding.... nine pounds being for six months interest of Three Hundred Pounds.... Lent unto Her Majesty... Printed on one side of small folio sheet, manuscript inserts, pasted to a blue album leaf down left hand edge of paper. Signed by Sayer and a witness, figures in margin. Paper slightly trimmed at top and left edge. 1709. £25.00
    The credit was made under an Act to raise money for the 'Service of the War... and for charging of Prize Goods and Seizures'.

  244. Head (Edward), Printer and Publisher HEAD'S REPRINT OF 'THE TIMES' containing the account of the Battle of Waterloo, Thursday June 22, 1815. Early twentieth century reprint, 4pp., horizontal fold. n.d. 20th century. £7.00

  245. Lancashire, North Wales ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXIX. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 37", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo endpapers. Roads, parkland, hand-coloured, county boundaries shaded in bright colours. A couple of small hole in linen at one point where folds meet. n.d. c1850. £48.00
    Covers Liverpool, Denbigh, Colwyn.

  246. Medici Society CATALOGUE OF THE PRINTS and Other Colour Reproductions. 4to, printed boards with pasted on colour print, 140pp., approx. 100 colour and black and white plates illustrating prints by Russell Flint, Margaret Tarrant, Peter Scott, etc., as well as Old Masters, with prices. foxing on first few pages. c1940? £10.00

  247. Monmouth and Gloucester AN ACT for repairing and maintaining certain Roads leading to and from Chepstow, and other Places in Monmouth and Gloucester, called The District of Chepstow and The New Passage District. 52pp, sm. folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1822. £16.00

  248. New Zealand COLLECTION OF POSTCARDS 58 postcards, unused, photographic black and white views. Mostly from Seaward's Studio, Dunedin, 1950's, and showing town scenes, buildings, mountains, harbours. Together with two postcards from 1907, one a view of Nelson, the other Auckland from 'Scenes in Maori Land'. 1907-1960. £20.00
    Includes Auckland, Alexandra, Milford Sound, Bay of Islands.

  249. Northamptonshire and Warwickshire SALE PARTICULARS of the Badby House Estate of about 640 Acres Situated in the cream of the Pytchley Hunt... Comprising a Georgian Country Residence... Three Capital Farms... Stud Farm... Hunting Coverts.... to be Sold by Auction... July 20th, 1926. 21pp., small folio, printed in brown on thick paper. Five photographs tipped in, folding plan. Stiff wraps, printed with title, traces of vertical fold in wrap. 1926. £28.00

  250. Post Office LETTER from the Earl of Egremont to Sir Francis Freeling. Dated Petworth Sepr. 21, 1831. 10 lines on 1p., sm. 8vo, blank conjoint leaf. Says he is sorry he has been troubled with 'a letter of mine, if it can be called mine for I think there must be some mistake..'. Signed 'Egremont'... together with... a cover with printed heading 'On His Majesty's Service, addressed to a John Smith at Spilsby, black circular postmark 11 Sep. 1819, signed 'Freeling' bottom left, black papered seal on verso, and a 'Free Front', postmark 1821, clipped from a cover, 'House of Commons' printed at top, 'Free. F. Freeling' printed at bottom. 1831. £18.00
    Sir Francis Freeling was Secretary to the Post Office 1798-1836.

  251. Royal Mines AN ACT to Prevent Disputes and Controversies concerning Royal Mines. 4pp., small folio, plus cover leaf, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1693. £28.00
    A paragraph at the end states that nothing in the Act shall alter 'the Charters Granted to the Tinners of Devon and Cornwall, by any of the Kings and Queens of this Realm...'

  252. Sea voyage JOURNAL of a voyage from Sunderland to Constantinople, 1887. 8vo notebook, size 8" x 5", boards rubbed at corners, spine chipped at top and bottom. The first 31 pages comprise a sort of commonplace book with factual information from newspapers etc., including list of eminent people who died in 1882, death of Capt. Webb at Niagra, largest locomotive in the world etc. There follows an account of a voyage from Sunderland to Constantinople and back, February - April 1887, over 45 pages. It seems the writer signed on as purser, and that the ship was the 'Lemnos' (although this is not clear). There is a list of crew, when enlisted etc. Recounts weather, birds seen ('caught a wheatear, have him in the cabin'), other vessels encountered ('the steamer 'Telephone' passed quite close to us tonight... the funnel was half covered with a layer of salt that had condensed on it last night'), landmarks passed ('Crimea in sight 5 o'clock', 'Leander's Tower') knots sailed, trips shore (for example Malta, where he is shown the 7 years' siege provisions), some tasks on board. The account ends with the ship back off the Isle of Wight. 1882-7. £90.00
    At Berdiansk 'there is a cathedral, also four churches, mostly painted a washed white, with green roof and golden ball, the Cathedral has four bells quite exposed, we hear them on the ship quite plainly, one a beautiful deep tone. Capt. bought 18 fowls for 9 roubles'. 'Custom House Officer came this afternoon examined the seals and took all the marble on shore except 2 packages he missed... A soldier was left with us yesterday to see that no smuggling went on after the seals were broken.'

  253. Smith's NEW AND ACCURATE MAP OF THE LAKES in the Counties of Cumberland, Westmoreland, and Lancaster. Engraved map, size 24" x 19", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 6" x 5". Scale 2 miles to an inch. Map border, lakes, main roads, parkland and county boundaries hand coloured. Shows market towns with distance from London, Churches and Chapels, Turnpike Roads with distance from one market town to another. Explanation and List of Inns supplying Post Horse & Carriages bottom left. Inserted in original marbled paper covered card slip case, original printed label, card split at left edge, marbled paper rubbed. London. Printed for C. Smith, Mapseller no. 172, Strand. May 1800. £170.00

  254. Somerset and Wiltshire Roads AN ACT for repairing and widening the Roads from Tinhead Hill to the Round Stone in Trowbridge; and from Flinty Nap to Western Down in the Parish of Edington, in the County of Wilts; and other Roads in the Counties of Wilts and Somerset, leading towards the Cities of Bristol and Bath. 36pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1752. £18.00

  255. South Eastern Railway TO THE SHAREHOLDERS OF THE SOUTH EASTERN RAILWAY CO. 13 printed letters to the Shareholders, 1877-9. Each 2-3 pages, printed, mostly 4to, some larger, some with proxy vote forms inserted. Refers to a dispute about the chairmanship of Sir Edward Watkin who had accepted the Chairmanships of the Metropolitan and E. London Railways 'incompatible with his connection with our Line', criticising his record 'our reputation for punctuality and good management has been completely lost'. Includes two from Watkin defending himself, and Special Report from the Board to the Proprietors 1879... with... Twelve printed letters, 1-2pp, 4to, giving notice to shareholders of Special General Meeting, many listing Bills to be submitted. Postal address and stamp on verso... with... 37 Dividend Certificates, printed with amounts entered in ink, all for Wm. Hatton... with.. colour-printed 'Sketch Map of the South Eastern & Chatham Railway', with plan of Paris on the back, timetable of London & Paris Services. Size 13" x 16", folded, repaired tear. 1878-1886. £75.00
    Sir Edward Watkin was proprietor of nine different railway companies by 1881. He planned to build a tunnel under the Channel to run trains from the South Eastern Railway to Paris. The Notice of the Meeting of January 1882 mentions a vote on 'An Agreement intended to be made between the Company... and the Submarine Continental Railway Company... connected with the construction, use and working of a Channel Tunnel or Tunnels'. Later letters mention bills connected with the 'Tunnel beneath the Straits of Dover'.

  256. Spooner (William) THE HISTORY OF MOSES THE LAW GIVER Of Israel. Wooden jigsaw puzzle, size 13" x 14", lithograph with hand colouring. 35 pieces, one small piece is missing, and a blank wooden piece has been inserted to fit. There is no box. Published by William Spooner, 379 Strand. n.d. c1860. £55.00
    Shows the life of Moses in comic strip style, in a series of pictures, each with its own title.

  257. Staffordshire, Warwickshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 28", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 4to. Covers Wolverhampton, Birmingham, Rugeley. Browning spots in the area north and west of Wolverhampton Electrotyped in 1862. £26.00

  258. Union Castle Line PACK OF PLAYING CARDS in pink box with flag and 'Union-Castle Line, Royal Mail Steamers between England and South & East Africa' on the front. Cards have gilt edges, and decoration in blue and gold with flags of the company. n.d. 1930's? £15.00
    The 'joker' card shows a liner.

  259. United States DECORATIVE MARRIAGE CERTIFICATE Folding lithographed 'Marriage Seal', completed in manuscript for the marriage of William Bauer and Catherine O'Neill at Tacoma, Pierce County, Washington. Attractive lithograph at head of couple sailing on a lake, framed in flowers. Size 13" x 9", folding into card wraps. Meyer & Bro., Chicago, 1919. £10.00

  260. Worcester and Birmingham Canal Navigation RULES, BYE LAWS AND ORDERS unanimously resolved upon, by the Company, in General Assembly. Poster, size 22" x 17", backed with linen and folding into plain cloth-covered boards. Piece of paper about 3" x 1" torn from top right corner, with loss of the large letter 'N' in 'Navigation'. Lists XXVII regulations, from July 1809 - Jan. 1825. This copy has been annotated in ink and pencil, with ticks or crosses in the margins by the various numbers, and some passages outlined or underlined, two lines crossed out. A memo in pencil in the bottom margin says 'Additional Bye laws & orders were passed on January 4th 1870', and lists the content of nos. 29-37. A few marks and spots, cloth on boards wrinkled. n.d. c1870 or earlier. £18.00

  261. Worcestershire and Herefordshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LV. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 29". Dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 9" x 6". Railways added in neat red line. Narrow line of discolouration down one line of sections where silk edging tape of one edge has offset. n.d. Gardner imprint. c1850. £45.00
    Made of four quarter plates. Also covers part of Shropshire. Extends to Kidderminster, Sutton St. Michael, Clungunford, Tutterstone Hill.

  262. Worcestershire, Staffordshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 6" to 1 mile. Worcestershire IV. S.E/Staffordshire LXXI. S.E, and sheet to the south. Size 37" x 18" plus margins. Water features hand-coloured. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 4to marbled paper covers with printed label. Covers Belbroughton, Hasbury, Lye, Cradley. Shows numerous industrial works around Cradley. 1888. £36.00

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