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Lesley Aitchison's - Catalogue 89

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  1. Bourton, Watchfield AN ACT for Dividing, Allotting, and inclosing the Open Common Fields, Common Meadows... within the Hamlets of Bourton and Watchfield, in the Parish of Shrivenham... 24pp., plus docket title, separately paginated. Small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1789. £24.00

  2. New Windsor AN ACT for enabling the Mayor, Bailiffs and Burgesses of the Borough of New Windsor.... to repair and maintain their great Bridge over the River of Thames.... leading.... to Eton.... 5pp, disbound, plus cover leaf. Some off-setting. 1736. £12.00

  3. River Kennett AN ACT for Enlarging the Time for making the River Kennet navigable from Reading to Newbury in the County of Berks. Cover leaf + 3pp, disbound, small folio. Act of Parliament. Attractive woodcut of garlands etc. around initial letter. London: Printed by John Baskett, 1721. £15.00

  4. Shellingford CATALOGUE of Auction Sale on the Farm Premises in the Village of Shellingford, by the direction of the Executors of T.M. Goodlake. 8pp, first page printed in a variety of type-faces with details of the Auction, and items in sale, including 6 Capital Working Horses, 7-Horse-Power Steam Engine, 4 Scotch Carts, 71 Hampshire Down Stock Ewes, 24 Geese, etc. Luker, Typ. Faringdon. 1877. £16.00

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

  6. Bristol clothiers SEVEN BILLS for Bristol clothes shops. Comprising: Baker, Baker & Co., 49-55 Wine St., 8vo, fine view of vast emporium, c1910; Edward Thornley, Hosier, Hatter & Shirt Maker, tall 8vo, view of shop with tram to the side; F.L. Thomas, Draper, Hosier etc., Berkeley Place, tall 8vo, made out for 21 articles, 1889; United Clothiers, Wine St., with two views of shop, 4to, 1905; R. McCall & Co., Hosiers and Hatters, 1907; Daniel Parsley Clare St., Hat Manufacturer, 1903; A.O. Townsend, Milliner, Union St., sm. 8vo. c1920. Seven items. 1889-1920. £18.00

  7. Clark (J.A) Drawn by NEW GUILDHALL, BRISTOL. To the Right Worshipful James Gibbs, Esq., Mayor of Bristol, by whose exertions during his period of office the plan for erecting a new Guildhall was greatly forwarded, and by whom the ceremony of laying the Foundation Stone was performed on the 30th of October 1843. Tinted lithograph, size approx. 8" x 12", plus margins, some spotting to margins. Published by George Davey, Broad Street, Bristol, Oct. 30th 1843. £55.00
    Shows several people in the fore-ground.

  8. Clifton SHIRLEY AND SON LIMITED High Class Stores. Cash Price List. 16 Princess Victoria Street. 60pp., 8vo, original wraps which are slightly spotty. Lists prices of groceries, wines and spirits. At the end is a section for the Ironmongery Department which illustrates kettles, pails, brushes etc. 1938. £22.00
    With small adverts. for branded products on each page.

  9. Clifton SHIRLEY AND SON LIMITED The Civil and Military Stores, 28 The Mall. Cash Price List. December 1914 - February 1915. Size 10" x 6", green wraps with embossed gold lettering. 112pp., including 25pp. of adverts at the end. Lists groceries, cleaning products, wine, vintage champagne, etc. The Ironmongery section has many illustrations of chinaware, jelly moulds, brushes, teapots, glasses, etc. 1914. £40.00
    At the beginning is a 'Journey List' showing dates of delivery to villages in a wide radius, including Tyntesfield, Bitton, Clevedon, etc.

  10. Clifton TWO CATALOGUES for Clifton stores. Yuletide List for Alfred E. Sturch, The Durdham Down Grocery and Provision Stores, 182-4 Whitelades Road. 1933. 8pp., sm. 8vo, and B. Maggs & Co., Price List for Bedding & Furniture Renovation and Repairs. 11pp., sm. 8vo, with illustrations of woman repairing mattress, loose covers, etc. 1933 and c1940. £8.00

  11. Constitutional Club RULES AND REGULATIONS of the Bristol Constitutional Club 1900. 31pp., small 8vo. Original printed wraps, traces of horizontal fold. 1900. £12.00
    With list of members.

  12. Cowlin (William & Son Ltd.) A RECORD OF BUILDING William Cowlin & Son, Ltd., Builders and Contractors, Stratton Street, Bristol 2. Book of 82 black and white photogaphic plates, printed on glossy paper, showing buildings Cowlin have worked on, as well as views of the joinery works, stoneyard, etc. Size 10" x12", paper covered boards, cloth spine, brief introductory text on the history of the firm. Includes mentions of local firms, such as the Bristol Wire Rope Company, Lysaght's, who have worked with them. 1957. £55.00
    Nearly all the buildings are in Bristol, with one or two in Wales, and one in Nottingham. Includes: Eagle House, Portishead Generating Station, The Council House, Electricity House, St. Anne's Board Mill, The Colston Hall, Didsbury College, Gorilla House at the Zoo, Harvey & Sons Offices, Bristol Aeroplane Co. Ltd., Filton.

  13. Cumberland Road ROBBINS LIMITED Imperial Saw Mills, Cumberland Road, Bristol. Manufacturers of Bent Timber for the Motor & Coach Trade, Wheels, &c. New and Revised Price List. 24pp., 4to. original wraps. n.d. 1930's? £22.00
    Includes Cleft Oak Spokes, Ash Felloes, Motor Wings (Elm, Hazel or Birch), Motor Hood Sticks, Clincher Rubber Tyres etc.

  14. Ford & Co. Ltd. Printer and publisher THE GAUNTS' HOUSE Old Recollections and New Intentions. 1220 - 1912. Printed on thick grey paper, stiff paper wraps, 6 pages of text plus four tipped-in photographic plates with decorative art nouveau borders, two photographs per plate except the last one which has one photograph of the manager's office. Part of the brown silk ribbon threaded on front wrap is missing. 1912. £20.00
    Photographs show work in the composing room, machine room, etc.

  15. Gardiner & Sons, Ironmongers and Merchants LETTER to Rev. Sanford at Combe Florey, quoting prices for Grates, marble and slate baths etc. 2 pages, decorative printed heading. Traces of vertical fold... together with another letter giving prices for 'articles seen by you on Wednesday...', listed under rooms, including 'rouge fleuri and black marble chimney piece', plus another letter with receipt. 1888. £8.00

  16. Harvey & Sons Ltd. WINE LIST Winter 1949. 19pp, 8vo, printed in red and black. Wraps. 1949. £8.00

  17. Harvey & Sons, Ltd. WINE LIST Summer 1939. 32pp., 8vo, decorative wraps with design of bottles and grapes. Black and white illustrations and maps in text. Order from loosely inserted, with price of a summer case on verso (Margaux was 34s for a dozen bottles). Foxing spots on first page and a few other pages, cover rather grubby. 1939. £12.00

  18. Infirmary A SHORT HISTORY OF THE BRISTOL ROYAL INFIRMARY Founded 1735. King Edward VII Memorial, Opened by His Majesty the King. Accompanied by Her Majesty the Queen. June 28th, 1912. 155pp., 4to, wraps with gilt coat of arms. Illusts. Wraps slightly spotty. 1912. £10.00
    'The historical notes were taken from 'The History of the Bristol Royal Infirmary' by Mr. G. Munro Smith, which is shortly to be published.'

  19. Ironmongery BILL of Harris & Gibbs, Furnishing Ironmongers, Importers of Marble Chimney Pieces, Gas Fitters... 11, Clare Street, 4to, printed heading. 1866... together with.... Bill of Robert Hamilton, Venetian & Florentine Window Blind Manufacturer, Culver St. 1858, 4to., and a small bill from Bristol United Gas Light Company to P. Taylor, for his share of expenses 'fitting 13 Lamps on Roadway to Sneyd Park Estate', 1858. 1858-66. £9.00

  20. Mardon, Son & Hall LETTER from Heber Mardon to a Mr Greenland, Nov. 1st 1904. On headed paper of the firm, Caxton Works, 1p., 4to, handwritten, and signed 'Heber Mardon'. 1904. £7.00
    Says he could not summon up courage to say goodbye yesterday but says he thanks the 'old hands' for their faithful service 'for with the cordial co-operation of all a big business has been built up

  21. Midland Railway Wharf, St. Philips BILL of The Coalpit Heath Coal Co., Colliery Owners, Factors and Shippers, Midland Railway Wharf, Bristol. 8vo, printed in green with attractive heading, view of colliery with train running in front. 1912. Made out in pencil for delivery of coals... together with... Easton Colliery, Bristol, Leonard, Boult & Compy. 1865. 8vo, plain printed heading, made out for quantities of coal to T. Taylor. 1865 and 1912. £9.00

  22. Park Street BILL of J.P. Way, Antique Art Gallery, 69 Park Street. 4to, printed heading, with large circular picture of putti, in brown. Made out for an old Rose ground Chelsea Rose Water dish and ewer from the Collection of lady Soames. 1p., folds. 1913. £8.00
    J.P. Way wrote his autobiography 'Antique Dealer', as well as a book on pottery marks.

  23. Port and Harbour Improvements AN ACT to alter, amend and explain, the several Acts passed for improving and rendering more commodious the Port and Harbour of Bristol. 14pp, 4to, separately paginated, docket title, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1822. £12.00

  24. Prevention of Cruelty to Animals LETTER on headed paper of the Bristol & Clifton Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, from the Secretary, Francis Sturge, informing him that one of their Officers had reported the troughs in the cattle pens at Cumberland Basin are badly broken and 'were not used on the arrival of the Irish Cattle on Saturday last...' 1p., 8vo. Oct. 1st, 1888. £5.00

  25. St. Augustine AGREEMENT for Sale of Reversionary interest, The Ecclesiastical Commissioners for England with H.G. Willmott. Refers to two houses in Pipe Lane in the occupation of Joseph Taverner and James Tucker. 6pp., folio, attached is manuscript coloured plan of the houses. 1872. £14.00

  26. Taylor and Low Brothers, Timber Importers PRICE LIST Mouldings, Architraves, &c, and Canadian Yellow Pine Doors. 67pp., size 7" x 5". Illustrates the different mouldings, with measurements and prices. c1920. £15.00

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  27. Aylesbury CATALOGUE of 60 Oxford Down Shearling Rams, the Property of Messrs. J. & S. Treadwell, to be Sold by Auction... August 7th, 1907. 16pp., sm. 8vo. 1907. £10.00
    With detailed pedigrees.

  28. Buck (S. & L) THE EAST VIEW OF NUTLEY-ABBY, IN THE COUNTY OF BUCK'S Copper plate engraving, engraved surface approx. 7" x 14", plus wide margins. A good impression. Samuel & Nathaniel Buck, 1730. £40.00

  29. Thatcham Ponds Farm, near Stowe 5 CART HORSES, NAG HORSE, 19 FAT AND FEEDING PIGS, Poultry, 4 Carts, Harness, Agricultural Implements, Dairy Utensils, Household Furniture.... The property of Mr J.R. Curtoise who is leaving, To be Sold by Auction, by Messrs. Jonas Paxton & Geo. Castle, On the premises, on Tuesday, November the 14th, 1871.... Poster, size 22" x 17", couple of short tears and two small portions torn from right hand edge, not affecting text. E. Smith and Company, Printers, Bicester, 1871. £20.00

  30. Wendover A BILL for Confirming Exchanges of Lands and Tithes of and in the open and uninclosed Common Fields within the Manor and parish of Wendover... and for establishing... Payments in Lieu of Tithes. 30pp., plus docket title, fine floral headpiece 2" deep. Disbound, some sections loose so held with small staples. First page with some browning at corners, a few leaves with light foxing spots in bottom margin. 1777. £26.00

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  31. Arrington AN ACT for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act.... for repairing the Road from Cambridge to the Old North Road near Arrington.... 16pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1817. £12.00

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

  33. Cambridge MORTGAGE of two messuages and premises in Downing Terrace and two messuages in Parker street, John Hodson to John Watts. Copy on 3p folio... together with A Memorandum of Agreement between the same parties relating to ten acres of land at Rampton. 2p., folio. 1894 and 1896. £10.00

  34. Cambridge TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets Tl 45 N.E and N.W. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 20" x 19", plus wide margins. Contours in red. Provisional edition. 1960. £12.00
    Covers the whole of the town of Cambridge, Teversham, Coton.

  35. Castor PHOTOGRAPH of a fine newly-built wooden barn, team of horses in front, large hay-cart at side, man on horseback. Size 6" x 8", mounted on buff mount, mount slightly rubbed. In white at corner of plate is name (indistinct) 'F. McCurdie(?), Castor, Photo.' Note on verso 'Barn built by Ed. Yeats, Gibby and R.B.W.' with key to names of 4 men in photo. c1910. £20.00
    There are no other buildings visible, or any trees.

  36. Chatteris and Doddington Drainage AN ACT for draining and preserving certain Fen Lands.... in the Parishes of Chatteris and Doddington, in the Isle of Ely, in the County of Cambridge. Cover leaf + pages numbered 679-702, disbound, black letter, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Thomas Baskett, 1758. £12.00

  37. Haddenham AUCTION POSTER. To be Sold by Auction, by George Legge at the Three-Kings Inn, in Haddenham, On Monday, the 29th day of June, 1846.... The following Valuable Parcels of Land, Copyhold of the Manor of Haddenham.... Printed on one side only, size approx. 17" x 13", few folds, attractive printing with small hands pointing to lines naming occupiers. Small piece torn from top right margin approx. 1" sq. Clements. Printers, Ely: 1846. £22.00

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

  39. Tid St. Giles TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION At the Bull Inn, Long Sutton, March 20th, 1868.... All that Freehold Farm.... containing 55 Acres, situate in Tid St. Giles Fen.... Auction notice printed on one side of blue small folio sheet. 1868. £10.00

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  40. Bodmin area ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXX. Covers the area from Boscastle to Luxulyan. Printed surface 24" x 37", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 4to. c1850. £34.00
    With geological symbols.

  41. Bodmin Waterworks Company AN ACT to extend the limits of supply of the Bodmin Waterworks Company to enable them to construct additional works.... 14pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1893. £8.00

  42. Bodmin, Newquay GEOLOGICAL SURVEY four colour-printed maps, size approx. 14" x 19", plus wide margins, comprising Sheets 335 (Trevose); 347 (Bodmin), 336 (Camelford), 346 (Newquay). Scale 1" to 1 mile. 1951-1970. £17.00

  43. Boscadjack LEASE of messuages lands and tenements in Boscassack and Downgowe and commons in Angerowe in the occupation of Jennet Ethorne, widow and Thomas Gill. Rent 26s. and a best beast for a heriot, one capon yearly at Christmas, and one harvest journey yearly. Vellum, size 11" x 16", signed with his mark by Gill, heavy wax seal, diameter 1", on tag, witnessed on verso with a memorandum that Margaret Gill is to enjoy half the premises during her lifetime. 1657. £45.00

  44. Boscadjack, Sithney LEASE for 3 lives, of a tenement in Sithney called Boscajack Wartha, formerly owned by John Tresillian, John Olliver to Francis Tonkyn, fuller. Size 17" x 23", engraved heading, small wax seal on tag. Vellum browned, a few wormholes affecting 4 or five letters and blank area. 1697. £36.00
    Reserves to Olliver all trees 'oak, ash, elm, pitch' growing on the premises, and the right to search for and dig tin.

  45. Brimmell (John) Printer LAUNCESTON WEEKLY NEWS Cornwall and Devon Advertiser. No. 982, Feb. 6, 1875. Broadsheet newspaper, 8pp, slight wear at fold on first page, a couple of old sellotape repairs to small tears, one longer unrepaired tear. 1875. £10.00
    Numerous adverts for local firms on front page.

  46. Bude Bay ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXIX. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 33" x 14", plus margins, borders all round. Sea and land lightly shaded, darker shading along coast. Linen-backed and folding to large 4to, marbled sides. 1875. £12.00
    Shows only a small strip of coast.

  47. Central Cornwall Railway Company MAP size 10" x 13" showing railway network and proposed routes in red, with table comparing mileage on narrow and broad gauge lines. Some edge tears. c1865. £17.00
    Probably from a Prospectus.

  48. Cugar ASSIGNMENT by way of Mortgage of Chicarne in Cugar in Grade, Naboth Randle of Grade, Yeoman, to Thomas Stephens. Large vellum sheet, wax seal. 1856. £12.00

  49. 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
    Tenements include Worvas, Trevelgas, Kuggar, Chiverton, Plain an Quarry, Ledra, Polteska.

  50. Hawkins (Thomas) Estates of AN ACT for Impowering Trustees.... of the four Sons of Thomas Hawkins, Esquire, deceased, to make Leases of Estates in the County of Cornwall.... 12pp. 1768. £20.00
    Concerns Manor of Cargoll and includes rights to grant Setts.

  51. Illogan TITHES due to the Revd. Mr. Sandys at Michaelmas 1775. Single folio sheet, manuscript, folded, with names of 27 payers, with sums due and left. At the bottom are rents due for Houses on the Glebe (6 payers). 1775. £12.00

  52. Kensey Vale, Launceston PARTICULARS of valuable Freehold Property, Garages and Accommodation Land for Sale by Auction... November 7th, 1933. 1p., folio. Lists 4 lots, including a Creamery, Bridge Meadow. 1933. £5.00

  53. Lanlivery and Lostwithiel PARTICULARS OF PORTIONS OF THE PELYN ESTATE (In the Parishes of Lanlivery and Lostwithiel), Comprising Excellent Freehold Farms & Homesteads, Carpenter's and Smith's Shops, The Licensed Premises known as 'Crown Inn,' Accommodation Holdings and Cottage Dwellings.... Which will be offered for Sale by Public Auction at the Church Room, Lostwithiel, On Tuesday, June 23rd, 1925. Large coloured folding plan loosely inserted, 19pp, folio, original printed wraps, some light foxing. 1925. £28.00
    Includes the farms of Lancrow, Penpell, Colcerrow, Trethevey, Colligeen, Trethew, Higher Gready, The Crown Inn in Lanlivery.

  54. Lanlivery ASSIGNMENT of messuage and closes of arable and pasture land known as Higher Will Park and Nether Will Park in Lanlivery, in the Manor of Pelmenowe, Francis Courtney to Walter Kendall of Pelyn and William Kendall of Lostwithiel. Vellum, size 9" x 15", tag lacking wax seal. Signed by Courtney at the very bottom under the folded vellum, signatures of three witnesses on verso. 1583. £46.00

  55. Launceston PLANS, CONDITIONS AND PARTICULARS OF SALE of an Excellent Residential House, also Stores, Stables, Cottage, and Highly Attractive Fields, in the Borough of Dunheved otherwise Launceston... To be sold by Public Auction by J. Kittow & Son... 14th October, 1910. 5pp., plus 2pp. conditions of sale, folio, green printed wraps, 2 small folding, and 2 larger folding coloured plans. Staples rusty, hence one section coming loose. 1910. £26.00

  56. Liskeard, Borough of PAPERS CONCERNING THE ELECTION OF THE MAYOR OF LISKEARD 1741-8. All in manuscript, including: (i) 'An Alphabetical List of Liskeard Freemen. October 1740. 2p., sm. folio. 45 names. On verso is a list of legal queries and answers about a mayor dying in office . (ii) Mayor and Burgesses and Emanuel Pyper, Defdt. Copy of affadavits of Pyper, Sampson Pott, William Raw, in this case, recounting the arrest of Pyper (a Burgess who had been Mayor) for money owed. Mentions the allegation that Pyper had sued Henry Lampon and Joseph Marke out of malice 'for that they have forceably during their Mayoralty taken and detained from him the profitts of the Tollsery of Cattle sold in the faires for the Corporation'. (iii) 4p. folio on the procedure for election on the death of a Mayor. (iv) List of Freemen 14 April 1741 and 'made free', 18th October 1743. mentions the election of Wm. Avary on John Lampon's death. (v) List of Grand Jury 20th October 1747. 'Mr Richard Saltron was this day chosen Mayor in the Place of Rd. liot', and of 25th October 1748. With other lists of Freemen and Mayors. (vi) Affadavit of Mathew Wilsham and others. 1p., folio. (vi) Colourful account of the proceeding of the election when the Mayor 'was resolved to get his son Jack elected', coercing the deponent's sick father to come and vote 'I did not think it decent to lead Father about like a dog on a string'. 6 numbered pages. 1741-8. £50.00

  57. Lostwithiel (Borough of) TO THE CONSTABLE OF THE SAID BOROUGH These are in his Majesty's Name to command you.... to summon Thomas Talling Junr. Cordwainer of the said Borough.... to appear before me.... to answer to the complaint and information of James Mutton Carpenter of St. Wennoe for an assault committed on him.... Printed certificate, sm. 4to, with ms inserts, signed by the Justice, P.J. Pomery. Traces of folds and a few ink blots. 8th April 1836. £20.00

  58. Perranarworthal to Redruth Railway AN ACT for making a Railway from the Cornwall Railway to Redruth.... 14pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1864. £22.00

  59. Probus PRIVATE CATALOGUE OF PURE-BRED SHORTHORN COWS Heifers & Bulls. The Property of William Trethewy, Tregoose, Probus, (Cornwall). 31pp., 8vo., recent plain paper wraps, traces (of original wraps?) of pink paper at left edge of title page. Truro: Lake & Lake 1879. £30.00
    'The foundation of this herd was laid thirty years ago, by the purchase of Ruth, a fine Cow by Harold 8131 at Lord Sherborne's Sale in 1848, at Sherborne Park....' Gives details of pedigree back to 12d or 14d. Names include 'Carn Brea', 'Tincroft', 'Lord Lanhydrock'.

  60. Redruth GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY Notice to Owners, Lessees and Occupiers. Printed letter to John Williams, 1p., folio, with on verso Schedule of lands and houses in the parish of Redruth which may be taken compulsorily for line between Scorrier and Redruth. Folded with docket title. 1909. £9.00

  61. Regent Theatre Truro PANTOMIME poster advertising Dick Whittington, week commencing Monday January 7th 1952. Reg Lever presents his Second Annual Xmas Pantomime, in 12 Spectacular Scenes... The Miraculous Third Dimensional Rat Fight. Playbill printed in three colours on card, size 12" x 8", with picure of Dick and his cat. 1952. £12.00

  62. South Crofty LETTER from Thomas Darke, A.E. Paul, to Mr M. Williams, asking him to remit amount of his call in South Crofty on his two shares. 1p., small 8vo. Feb. 1st 1857. £6.00
    With a note that a cheque was sent 13th Feb.

  63. St. Austell SIX LETTERS from Ed. Coode, Solicitor, of Rashleigh & Coode, to Revd. Wm. Sandys at St. Minver, 1803 - 1807. 1-2 pages, 4to, folded with address panels on verso. Concerns Sandys business affairs, rents etc... together with... a small bundle (approx. 20 pieces) of notes and copy correspondence in Sandys small and rather untidy hand regarding his properties, tithes, small disputes about straying poultry, trespassers, lost horses etc., and a few bills from Coode to Sandys for legal work. 1801-8. £22.00
    'I have a bill now before Parliament which will require my attendance in Town... but I have some business at Place on Wednesday and if you can meet me at Padstow it would give me much pleasure... I think the name of the man who keeps the Inn is Beasley and the sign the Golden Lion or Red Lion...'

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

  65. St. Ive, Quethiock and Pillaton ST. IVE, QUETHIOCK AND PILLATON PARISHES CORNWALL. PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE OF FREEHOLD PROPERTIES Comprising Farms and Detached Fields. Messrs J. Kittow & Son Are instructed to offer the above for Sale by Auction at Golding's Hotel, Callington on Wednesday, 5th July, 1916. With 4 large coloured folding plans, 9pp, folio, original printed wraps. 1916. £45.00
    Includes the farms of Penpoll, Ford and Saunton, tenement of West Morsehead.

  66. St. Ives EVANGELIST'S LETTER 3 pages closely-written on paper, size approx. 15" x 9", 2 leaves, folded, integral address panel and faded black 'St Ives - C' stamp. Addressed to Mrs Denham (the writer's mother), 100 Bermondsey Street, Southwark, London, dated Saint Ives Janry. 4th 1832, but sections dated up to 30th Jan., signed M.A. Denham. Wear at some folds, with loss of a few words. The writer appears to have been in St. Ives on a preaching mission for 2 or 3 months 'My Christian regards to our Preachers.... I've delivered my Lord's message week after week.... I believe all these unusual meetings will be given up except the children or young people's, upwards of 40 attend that, Mondays at 6.... those of the grown persons that wish for help may (attend) the new rais'd class which met last Wednesday for the first time, 9 persons (married & single) joind having previously taken notes of admittance of Mr Carvesso (?). All seem in a fair way for the Kingdom.' Jan 4th - 30th 1832. £28.00

  67. St. Mabyn PARTICULARS of the noted Agricultural Estate known as 'Helligan' comprising 515 Acres... Road Stone Quarry... Salmon and Trout Fishing, for Sale by Auction... Liskeard, December 12th, 1938. 5pp., small folio, plus 1p., uncoloured plan, docket title, bottom third of last leaf has been torn away, just touching the 'total' at the end of the Schedule. £18.00
    Included 1 miles of the North bank of the River Camel.

  68. St. Mawgans THREE PHOTOGRAPHS albumen prints, size 7" x 9", one of the church, surrounded by trees, stream in foreground, one titled on verso in pencil 'Convent. S. Mawgan', with the priest in the doorway, and one of a lane with large ferns. One with some light creasing on left, another with very small tear. 1880's. £26.00

  69. Stannaries RULE relating to Pursers' suits. Manuscript, signed by J. Dampier, Vice Warden, Truro, May 14, 1851 stating how the practice of obtaining a Decree for sale of a Mine Share of an Adventurer on the Petition of the Purser will be changed. 1p., 4to, 21 lines on blue paper. 1851. £8.00

  70. Stithians WILL Probate copy of the will of Nicholas Opie, Greengrocer, of Stithians. Vellum, size 14" x 20", manuscript, smaller administration certificate attached, printed with ms. inserts. Fine large papered seal on tag. 1899. £16.00
    Bequeathes his houses in East Road, his scales, weights and tools, stock in trade, etc.

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

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

  73. Truro TO MY FELLOW TOWNS'-MEN Let it be remembered, that on the 18th June, 1813 was fought that great battle which decided the fate of Europe... three years after that period, you witnessed Sir Richard Hussey Vivian, one of its greatest heroes, contending against Power and Corruption... broadside in support of Vivian, attacking Lord Falmouth, signed 'A Well-Wisher to Sir Hussey Vivian and the Peace and Prosperity of Truro. Size 11" x 7", printed on one side only. Truro, June 17, 1818. £50.00

  74. Wadebridge LETTER from W. Paynter at Perlees, 22nd June, 1816, to Wm. Sandys at Bath. 1p, 4to, integral address panel, tear made by breaking seal, without loss. Desribes the state of agriculture 'we have had a very cold and dry spring, Crops of Barley and Hay very bad, Wheat very short not more than one load of Hay an Acre on the Average, except yours which is very great 4 or 5 Loads... as to your growing Crop of Wheat it is the best in all the Country...' Sandys has written a draft answer on the third page. 1816. £8.00

  75. Werrington and Boyton PLANS PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold Estates known as 'Stowsdon', 'Higher and Lower Sutton own' and other Tenements... to be sold by Public Auction... June 10th, 1913... 7pp., folio, wraps. Folding coloured plan, which is defective as someone has neatly trimmed away the areas showing Lot 3 'Higher Sutton Town' farm (amounting to about a third of the plan). 1913. £18.00

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  76. Carlisle CATALOGUE of the Annual Great Special Prize Show & Sale of 200 Two Year Old Cart, Saddle and Harness Geldings and Fillies, Horses, Cobs, Ponies... 22nd Sept. 1909. 16pp., 8vo., printed wraps. Vertical crease. 1909. £16.00

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

  78. Castle Sowerby A PARTICULAR of a Copyhold Estate Situate at Hewerhill in the Parish of Castle Sowerby... To be Sold... at the House of Mrs Marr, The George Inn, at Heskett New Market.... 2nd day of September 1808. 2pp., sm. folio, plus docket title. Attractively printed. 1808. £48.00
    The property was held under the Manor, the Lord of which was the Duke of Devonshire.

  79. Dalston PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold and Copyhold Estates, in the Parish of Dalston, and known as the 'Gill' and 'Greensyke' Estates, containing about 350 Acres, together with the Mansion House, Farm House, Dwelling Houses, Stables, Coach-Houses, Barns.... which will be Sold by Public Auction... 19th July, 1882. 6pp., folio, docket title, very large folding coloured plan. 1882. £32.00
    'The Mansion House stands in a handsomely timbered Park, through which the Gill Beck winds its way, and is most substantially built in the Tudor Style.'

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  80. Alexandra Theatre, Newton Abbot BABES IN THE WOOD Pantomime playbill. Reg Lever presents his Annual Xmas Pantomime, in 12 Scenes. See Toyland... The Dancing Skeletons... Horace the Horse. Playbill printed in three colours on card, size 12" x 8", with picture of children, rabbits, etc. 1951. £12.00

  81. Ashburton AUCTION POSTER for sale of a house in West Street with walled garden, stable, coach-house, shrubbery, etc. Size 30" x 19", bold lettering in black and red. Folded, some cracks in part of one large letter. 1905. £18.00
    With detailed description of each floor of the house.

  82. Ashburton FOR SALE by Auction... very desirable Family and Commercial Hotel... called the London Hotel... three Cottages.... Walled Garden... Handbill, size 10" x 8", variety of typefaces. Detailed description of building and its situation... together with... Manuscript Conditions of Sale, 5p, folio, with completed memorandum. 1891. £18.00

  83. Bampton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXIV.15. Scale 25" to 1 mile. Overall size 37" x 25". Second edition. 1904. £18.00
    Shows the whole of Bampton, Luttrell, Bailey's, Bowersclose, Duvale Quarries.

  84. Bere Alston ASSIGNMENT of an acre of wood now converted into an Orchard, part of Rumleigh Bridge, Robert Stockman of Bere Alston to Harden Young of Rumleigh. 1p., folio. Signed with his mark by Stockman, small wax seal. 1753. £20.00

  85. Bere Ferris CONVEYANCE in fee of Lands in Beerferris, Henry Darracott and his Mortgagee to James Franklin. 6 vellum sheets, 24" x30". Brief Schedule at bottom of last sheet, listing Tenements, Lives, Conventionary rents, Heriotts. 4 attractive wax seals with busts. 1792. £25.00
    Tenements include Rumleigh Kiln, Helwill, Rumleigh Bridge, Stockmans Cottage.

  86. Brixham FREEHOLD DWELLING HOUSE Situate and being in Ram Alley, and now in the occupation of Charles Collier.... T.S. Brown has received instructions to Sell by Auction, at the Globe Hotel, Brixham, Monday the 16th July, 1888.... Poster, size 15" x 10", fold, small repaired tear in left margin. 1888. £16.00

  87. Broadwoodwidger WILL of John Luxmoor, yeoman, of Broadwoodwidger. Folio sheet, very closely written in 53 lines. Folds. Contemporary copy, not signed. 1680. £18.00
    Leaves sums to the poor of Broadwoodwidger and Ashwater, a tenement called Prythecott in Ashwater, various items of furniture, hogsheads etc, to various sons.

  88. Buckerell OBLIGATION BOND of Seamuel Seale of Buckerell, Yeoman, to Patience Humphrey of Honiton, for £25. 1p, sm. folio, in English and Latin, wax seal with monogram. Conjoint leaf with docket title on verso. 1696. £30.00

  89. Buckfast, Holcombe etc. PHOTOGRAPH ALBUM 8vo album, cloth boards, containing 53 sepia views of Devon plus 33 of Wales, size 3" x 2", mounted 2 to a page, neatly labelled on mount with amateur printing set. c1930. £40.00
    Includes Beatrice Chase's House and Chapel, monks at work on building Buckfast Abbey (3), Dartmeet, Stoke in Teignhead, Sharpham, Duncannon Cottages, etc. A few of the views are rather dark.

  90. Cruwys Morchard PLAN OF ESTATES called Hill and East Lane in the Parish of Cruwys Morchard, Devon, The Property of J. Melhuish, Esq. Lithographed plan, size 17" x 22", linen-backed, folds. Scale bar, (2" = approx. 900 (feet?). Shows roads, outline of fields, buildings, plantations (indicated by small trees), names of adjoining owners. Some slight rubbing of paper at central vertical fold, surface of paper rather dusty. Each field has been very neatly named in manuscript, and a date written under the name. Dates range from 1816 to 1900, and are clustered together. An untidy note in red ink states that red crosses 'indicate the fence has been removed. Feby. 20. 1875'. n.d. c1860. £36.00

  91. Dart Estuary ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXIII. Size approx. 24" x 35". Scale 1" to 1 mile. Linen-backed, folding into marbled wraps, in red sm. 4to slipcase with Stanford label. Electrotyped 1865. £18.00
    Shows just a small strip of land from Start Point to Berry Head.

  92. Dunkeswell COPY OF DEED TO LEAD TO THE USES OF A FINE of five messuages, eight gardens, eighty acres of land, seventeen acres of meadow, twenty acres of furze and heath, common of pasture for cattle, in Dunkeswell, close called Lyme Croft in Luppitt, and other property in Plymouth, together with rights in the Manor of Dunkeswell, Edward Ford of Exeter, Woollendraper to Thomas Lethbridge and Francis Collins of Wiveliscombe. Manuscript on 2 large folio sheets, written on one side only. Attested copy of deed made 1726, copy made 1734. 1734. £25.00

  93. Endsleigh ANDREW WILSON IN ACCOUNT WITH HIS GRACE THE DUKE OF BEDFORD for John Forrester's Receipts and Disbursements on a/c Endsleigh Farm, Endsleigh Gardens Plantations & Woods. Ledger, size 16" x 11", with accounts from 1832-1843. Boards covered in bright green parchment, red morrocco gilt label on front board, small split in spine at hinge. 64 double-page spreads, receipts and expenditure divided in columns between Farm, Gardens, and Woods. The pages for expenditure are usually full, the receipts averaging about half a page. After 1842 'Nurseries and Milton Cottages' are added to the page headings. 1832-1843. £220.00
    The receipts are for sale of sheep, heifers, timber, furze, rents from named tenants of cottages, etc. Expenditure is for labour, tools ('pruning tools and spades'), 'Messrs. Gill for the cellarage of bark at Morwellham', 'Thomas Bickle 12m salary as Woodranger due this day', 'Joseph Edgcumbe for Grass seeds for Sowing the Rides and Drives', 'Paid Cormack Son & Co., New Cross Nursery Kent Road for Plants & Seeds had since 1828 up to this time including 1,000 Rhododendrons ordered by His Grace.' Endsleigh House, begun in 1812, was used as a fishing and shooting lodge by the Bedfords.

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

  95. Frithelstock LEASE of a share in a messuage called Southcott, now in the possession of Robert Covenay, Sir John Rolle to Richard Stevens. Vellum, first two words engraved, with decorative calligraphy, size 11" x 21", signed by Rolle. 1701. £34.00
    The term was for 'fourscore and nineteen years', with a heriot on Henry and Elizabeth Stevens, Richard's son and wife.

  96. Frithelstock WILL of John Hockin of Bibbeare in Frithelstock, husbandman. In a small hand on paper, size 12" x 11", remains of small wax seal. Note on probate in Latin at bottom. 1578. £40.00
    Leaves sums to the poor of the parish, to his sons and daughters, and the use of his tenement in Frithelstock to his wife Alyson.

  97. Gray (Joseph W.) THE DEVON TOR RANGE an Improved Ventilating Kitchener or Cooking Apparatus.... Sold Exclusively by Joseph W. Gray, Kitchen Fitter & Furnisher & Domestic Engineer, 31 Fleet Street, Torquay, Manufacturer and Erecter. Illustrated Prospectus of ranges, baths, kitchen equipment etc., 12pp., folio, folded, bottom half of last page browned. c1874. £35.00
    Includes list of satisfied customers who had the range installed.

  98. Great Torrington, Borough of THE TREASURER IN ACCOUNT WITH THE COUNCIL Printed debit and credit account, 1st September, 1856 to 31st August 1857. Folio sheet, folded. In two columns with receipts on left, and on right payments for Mayor's salary, hat for police officer, scavengers, beadle's shoes, named workmen for jobs such as whitewashing lockup, bell-ringers for ringing on Queen's birthday, etc. The bottom third of the sheet comprises accounts of the Magdalen Charity Lands. W. Sellick, Printer, Torrington. 1857. £36.00

  99. Halberton POSTER advertising auction sale of 23 acres of luxuriant grass at Yeo Farm, Halberton, April 19th, 1920. Size 17" x 11", folded horizontally. 1920. £14.00

  100. Hartland BOND of William Rowe and Henry Bagiholl, both of Hartland, to Hugh Stevens of Buckland Brewer, for £100. Manuscript, 11 lines on 1p., small folio, blank conjoint leaf, signed with two small wax seals, witnessed. 1700. £26.00

  101. Little Torrington Charity Exchange DEED OF EXCHANGE The Trustees of the Magdalen Charity Lands with Thomas Stevens. Attested copy. Manuscript on 5p. folio, folded, with manuscript plan on vellum attached, Wm. Cartwright, Surveyor, size 21" x 26", scale 1" = 3 chains, showing river in north west, Taddiport, Torrington Bridge, and fields to be exchanged, coloured in orange or green wash according to whether they are of Stevens or the Charity. Vellum browned... together with... Letter from Wm. Cartwright to Stevens with comments on the map and valuations... Certificate and Report of Depositions and Examinations taken at the Guildhall in Great Torrington... for the purpose of enquiring into the propriety of a mutual Exchange... copy on 14p., folio... together with... Lawyer's opinion, 2p. folio... Notice to be affixed to the Church Door, manuscript 1p., folio, with note that it was affixed to the church door, listing the dates, holes at four corners... together with a small bundle of papers listing measurements, etc... together with... Booklet of manuscript plans of fields, with measurements, in pencil, titled 'Mr. Stevens's Exchange with the Magdalen Charity 1829'. 14 pages, small 4to, of basic plans, one field per page, with name of field, acreage, and measurements, plus three larger sheets of basic field plans with notes. 1829-30. £70.00

  102. Little Torrington RULES For The Little Torrington School. 4to sheet, decoratively printed, floral swags at corners. Sets out rules for attendance, payment for different classes of families, etc... together with... Minutes of a meeting, 2nd December, 1841, to consider the transfer of the Poor House to the Rector and Overseers for making a School Room for the Children of the Parish. Resolved that a specification for building be made by Walter Cock, and tenders sent. Manuscript, 1p., 4to. Fowler, Printer, Torrington, c1845. £28.00
    'The children to be sent regularly at half-past nine.... with their hands and faces clean, and their hair neatly combed...'

  103. Little Torrington SUNDAY SCHOOL LIST December 23rd 1848. Manuscript, two side of sheet size 16" x 7", decorative heading, ruled in columns with name 'Frocks', 'Tippets', 'Aprons', 'Bonnets & Work Boxes' for girls, and on the other side boys names with columns for those receiving 'Caps' and 'Handkerchiefs'. 40 girls and 38 boys listed. 1848. £26.00

  104. Little Torrington SMALL BUNDLE OF LETTERS to Mrs Stevens (formerly Christiana Maria Rolle), in London, Bath, Sidmouth, Paris and Rome, 1841-48. From her solicitor, Mr. Glubb, and manager, Mr. Mallet, regarding the management of the estate at Little Torrington. 10 letters (with envelopes, the others folded with integral address panels, wax seals. All have postmarks for Torrington, one a penny red stamp. Some have other small letters enclosed. 1841-48. £36.00
    Concerns affairs such as the specification for a new School Room at Little Torrington, the failure of her steward, Risdon, who 'has had an action brought against him by the Devisees of Ld. Rolle' and 'has gone to pieces', charity expenses, the Penny Clothing Club 'the school children had all got their Caps and Tippets given them on Christmas day morning...', sale of timber at Cross. Also refers to the upheavals on the continent 'we are glad to hear of your safe arrival from abroad... the bloodshed in France is quite terrific', and the 'recall of the Archduke by the Florentines and the troubles in Rome'.

  105. Monkleigh A MAP OF SMALES ESTATE in the Parish of Monkleigh in the County of Devon the Leasehold Property of Miss Mary Anne Saltren. Survey'd and Planned by Thomas Shearm, Land Surveyor, Stowe, near Stratton. Manuscript plan in ink and colour, on vellum, size 19" x 15", mounted on wooden batten at top and roller with carved finials at bottom. Scale 1 chain = 22 yards. Reference table, compass rose in red and pink, Explanation giving key to colouring. Shows the town of Monkleigh, buildings in red, orchards with small trees, etc., fields belonging to estate outlined in yellow, each field named with acreage, adjoining owners named. 1816. £170.00

  106. Otterton DEPOSITION OF GEO. WAYMOUTH of Otterton, Made on Oath before the Right Worshipful the Mayor of Exeter. Broadside, 4to, printed on one side only, heading in large letters, paper browned throughout, folds, some slight wear at one fold. 20 lines, describing how Waymouth, while walking in a meadow of Lord Rolle's by the banks of the Otter, was beaten by Rev. Archdeacon Moore, of Otterton, who accused him of insulting Lord Rolle. Sworn before me, Wm. Crockett, Mayor, Exon, 26 March, 1824. £24.00
    "'You have accused two Magistrates of not doing you justice, when you swore to meeting a carter of Lord Rolle's riding without reins'... I said 'that case was notorious... as I had given it in 500 printed Letters..'".

  107. Petrockstowe COPY WILL of Richard Seldon of Petrockstowe. 4p., manuscript, in a small hand, folded. Original will dated 1805, this copy made c1816. Paper watermarked 1816. £12.00
    Refers to his messuage of Tricks and Greenings in Petrockstowe.

  108. Petrockstowe COUNTERPART OF THE ASSIGNMENT of Thomas Littletar's estate, Richard Stevens of Smithacott to Mary Coplestone of Langtree. On paper, size 16" x 21", wax seal. Loosely inserted is a slip with 7 lines, signed by Littletar, saying he has received on lease of 2 tenements called West Bury and promising to return it inside a month to Stevens. Signed by Mary Coplestone. 1716. £24.00
    Property included New Moore Ley, Pittiford, Bury Down, Crapwell Meadow.

  109. Plymouth ADMINISTRATION of the will of Elizabeth Holles of Plymouth Dock, granting administration to Nicholas Mill, executor of John Holles, brother and only next of kin of Elizabeth. Vellum, manuscript, size 7" x 9", tags lacking seal, some small holes in the signatures. In English. Extracted by C. Cricket, Doctors Commons. 1770. £14.00

  110. Plymouth, Stonehouse and Devonport Tramways AN ACT to authorise the construction of Tramways in the Towns of Plymouth, Stonehouse, and Devonport.... 28pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1870. £17.00

  111. Rolle family of Hudscott AN ACT to enable John Rolle, Esquire, and Judith Maria Walrond, Spinster, to make Settlements on the Marriage intended between them, notwithstanding their respective Minorities. 7pp. 1772. £17.00

  112. Rowe (G) Exeter, Pub ENTRANCE TO LYNTON AND LYNMOUTH Lithograph, after drawing by Rowe, engraved surface approx. 6" x 8". Shows two men near wall in foreground, ships in distance. c1830. £18.00

  113. Rumleigh LEASE of a Splott in Rumleigh Bridge Wood. Francis Ryder to Richard Foot. Manuscript on paper, size 14" x 12", signed by Ryder with small wax seal with classical bust. Some slight wear in places at folds, some splits in folds repaired, one with sellotape on verso. 1733. £10.00

  114. Shebbear MANUSCRIPT PLAN of Dipper Mill. On waxed cotton, size 23" x 25", folded. In ink with water features coloured. Scale 3" = 10 chains. With note 'taken from the Ordnance'. Titled 'Lot 1', so probably prepared for an auction particular. c1890. £14.00

  115. Sidmouth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XCIV.2. Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 37" x 25". Some light foxing down left-hand side, about 4" in from margin. Second edition. 1905. £18.00
    Shows the town of Sidmouth as far east as the river, Manor House, Lyde's Hill Plantation.

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


  117. South Molton NOTEBOOK containing observations, mostly of a sarcastic and gossipy nature, on acquaintances in and from South Molton. Size 9" x 6", half calf, rubbed, 300 pages in a very neat, legible hand. 1884. £140.00
    The people are referred to by their initials, or by names with a few letters replaced by asterisks. One of the main people described is 'W.R.H.' (Harrison?), a native of South Molton now living in London (as is the author it seems, e.g. 'W.R.H. Great affection for anything from his native County. How he gave a beggar a penny simply because a card attached to his neck casually stated he was a Devonian...). Other people include 'Old Saunders. W. Or**'s grandfather' who was fond of flowers and wrestling 'at which he was wonderfully adept... the brutal and to modern notions unmanly Devonshire style of play is now dying out ... His conversation is in the true old Devonian vernacular and such expressions as 'brave sweat', 'every whip' would reveal his origin anywhere...' (8 pages of description); A typical anecdote is of 'Young Saunders' who whilst staying with the his in-laws the Oram's tackles a gang of poachers, pursues them to Barnstaple station. Helped by porters and 'a willing band of navvies... sent up the line' they capture them, and they are eventually sentenced to three months' hard labour. Afterwards Saunders invites them to dinner 'which he concluded by offering 'I'll fight 'ee now' (11 pages). Other characters of South Molton who appear are 'Bi***ll' (Bickell), Buckingham, Trewin, The three Misses Cummins ('the rose, the bird and the branch'), the Elworthys. There are observations of Devon dialect ('Snook: Devon word for peak of cap... peak: a shiny little brim or appendage over the front of the cap'), superstitions, fortune-telling, meals, skittles, songs, hunting incidents, etc. 'R.H. speaks of his Grandfather bleeding villagers - he holding the basin, the patient holding his arm extended grasping a broom handle... he also drew teeth 6d each on Sunday morning'.

  118. South Molton, Bishops Nympton ARTICLES OF AGREEMENT between Henry Stevens of Vielstone and John Hartnoll of Kingsnympton for the lease of 4 grist mills and 1 malt mill in South Molton and Bishops Nympton. On paper, size 14" x 11", folds, small brown stain at one fold, not affecting legibility. Signed by Stevens, and five witnesses, memorandum dated one year later, signed by Hartnoll, on verso. 1662. £28.00

  119. South Tawton CONVEYANCE of a messuage at South Zeal known as Peard's House and Peard's Acre, Thomas Stanbury, Woolcomber, to John Arscott, Chandler, and John Perkins, Woolcomber. Two large vellum sheets, size 23" x 30", signed by the three parties, the three wax seals each having the letters 'I.L'. Second sheet with some light spotting. 1820. £17.00

  120. Stevenstone MINUTE BOOK OF THE STEVENSTONE HUNT July 8th, 1893, to February 22nd, 1898. Manuscript in a neat hand in 4to notebook, paper wraps, 72 pages. 9 printed letters to members pasted in, soliciting subscriptions, appealing for funds, etc., each 1p. 8vo. Describes General Meetings and Committee Meetings, giving list of those present, motions proposed etc., lists of claims (in January 1896 52 claims are listed, with name, address, etc. - the sum allowed was always less than that claimed), draft lease of kennels, copies of letters received, establishing boundaries, etc. Each minute signed by Chairman. Some pages with browning due to discoloration of glue used to paste in printed letters. 1893-1898. £75.00

  121. Tiverton Police PHOTOGRAPH titled 'Tiverton Borough Police 1913'. Photograph size 9" x 11", showing seven policemen including one sergeant, posing outside the doorway of a large building. Mounted on thick card. Titled in manuscript on card. 1913. £16.00
    All the policemen are wearing helmets and white gloves.

  122. Tiverton TIVERTON CONSERVATIVE ASSOCIATION Established August 1865. Leaflet, 3pp., 4to, listing officers and Committee, dates of meetings, 1865-6, summary of aims, Rules. On blue paper, slight spotting, traces of folds. 1865. £18.00
    The first leaflet issued, upon the formation of the Association: 'To supply the want which has been so long felt, and is now so generally acknowledge, under influential Presidency, and able management, the 'Tiverton Conservative association' has been formed.'

  123. Upton Pyne, Pinhoe CONVEYANCE in Fee of a Twelfth part of Pin Court Barton in Pinhoe Devon and of a 12 part of a Moity of a Cottage Orchard & Field called Old Beale in Upton Pyne and 1 12th part of stock old and new South Sea Annuitys, John McCray, Mariner, now on board his Majesty's Ship Impregnable... now lying at Homoaze and Elizabeth his wife to John Tincombe. 3 vellum sheets, 24" x 31", two wax seals. Ink on one sheet slightly faded. 1789. £24.00

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  124. Chardstock (Liberty and Manor of) LICENCE to William Bond of Axminster, Land Surveyor, to let a house, garden and half an acre in the South Tything of the Manor, late Burridges. Granted at the Court Baron of the Rt. Hon. George Lord Auckland. Vellum, 12" x 15", ink rubbed on a few words at folds. 1814. £16.00

  125. Digby family DEED OF COVENANT between George Wingfield Digby and Frederick Powell. Draft, 4p. folio. 1864. £14.00
    Refers to debts run up by George's brother Kenelm and his partner as merchants in Bordeaux and the need to 'prevent the publicity of the bankruptcy of the said firm of Powell and Wingfield & the imprisonment of the sd. Harper Powell and Kenelm Digby Wingfield...'

  126. Holditch, Manor of LEASE of part of the Manor of Holditch called Holditch Down, John Bragg son of Edward Bragg late of Thorncombe and now of Stoke Wake in Devon and Robert Bragg, and John Myller, Feltmaker, of Bridport. Vellum, size 16" x 30". Relates to the marriage of Robert Bragg and Susan Myller. Tag, but no wax seal. Witnessed on verso. Some creasing of vellum at folds, with slight rubbing of some words. 1627. £30.00

  127. Newman and Co. TWELVE VIEWS OF WEYMOUTH AND PORTLAND Twelve engraved vignette views, oblong 8vo album, blindstamped boards, both detached. Size of engraved surface 3" x 4". Waterstain affecting most of plates, obtruding onto engraved surface. c1850. £40.00
    Includes Chiswell, Portland from the Nothe, Portland Castle and Railway Station, Chesil Beach with quarry working in foreground, Bow and Arrow castle.

  128. Weymouth RELEASE FOR MAKING A TENANT to the Freehold in Order to make a Recovery with Voucher, Samuel Braine, Mariner and Ann his Wife daughter of Thomas Ledoze, to James Syndercombe of Stratton, Dorset and others. Refers to two messuages and gardens in the part of town called Melcombeside, adjoining lands belonging to the late dissolved Priory, and Governor's Street. 6p., folio. Copy made in 1796 of original release of 1732. 1796. £25.00
    Names many occupiers of properties adjoining the two properties, both previous and present.

  129. Winterborne Anderson ILLUSTRATED PARTICULARS with plan & Conditions of Sale of the Elizabethan Mansion House of Winterborne Anderson, Erected circa 1622 by John Tregonwell, Esq., of Milton Abbey and Anderson, standing in the midst of Highly-Timbered Meadows which with the Agricultural Portion of the Estate cover a Total of 600a. 2r. 32p... for Sale by Auction... Oct. 22, 1902. 5pp., small folio, original wraps with photograph of the mansion, large folding coloured plan. Loosely inserted is a leaf concerning the sale of the Advowson of the Rectory. Traces of vertical fold. 1902. £45.00
    With a description of the house, including the 'Three Superb Panels of Tapestry', and historical information.

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  130. Barking, Romford, Billericay ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 257. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 14" x 21", folding into 8vo marbled endpapers. 1889. £18.00

  131. Fullarton (A) ESSEX. Engraved map, with Reference table to the Hundreds. Size approx. 7" x 9", plus margins, central fold, small light water-stain in bottom margin. c1840. £14.00

  132. Mudge (Lt. Col.) PART THE FIRST OF THE GENERAL SURVEY OF ENGLAND AND WALES containing the whole of Essex and a portionof the adjoining Counties done by the Surveyors of His Majesty's Ordnance under the direction of Lt. Col. Mudge of the Royal Artillery. F.R.S. 1805. Engraved map, scale 1" to 1 mile, size 48" x 72". Large title bottom right, border all round. Linen-backed, folding to 4to. Main roads hand-coloured in light brown. Some light spotting and off-setting in title area. 1805. £650.00
    'Among the few particulars additional to those on Chapman's map are the signal-houses and batteries erected at the time of the threatened French invasion, some village pounds, and a great amount of details for the lower estuary of the Thames...' (Catalogue of Maps in the Essex Record Office, 1947.)

  133. Purleigh COPY OF A CLAUSE in the Will of Mr Wm. Sturgeon decd. dated 3d Mar. 1763. whereby he devises his Farm in Purleigh to his youngest Daur. Eliz. Sturgeon. 1p., sm. folio, plus blank conjoint leaf. Attested as being a true copy by Wm. Smart. 1772. £10.00
    Refers to lands he purchased of Mr Beal, and his farm lying in Layer de la Hay in the occupation of John Bridge Wheelwright, and messuage late in the occupation of Thomas Peake.

  134. White Notley, Felstead PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Valuable Freehold Estate known as Great Slamsey's Farm.... A Gentlemanly Residence.... Suitable and Well-Arranged Farm Premises.... Which will be Sold by Auction.... on Monday, July 16, 1894. Folio, 5pp., folded, large folding plan. Split down most of spine, a few foxing spots on docket title. 1894. £22.00

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  135. Berkeley BOND of William Plomer of Dursley, Mercer, to Robert Cole of the Oakleas in Berkeley, and Thomas Wetsmore of Hill. Relates to land called Little Horse marshes at Sanigar in Berkeley. Folio sheet, manuscript, good wax seal. Repaired 3" tear at one fold. With record of payments on verso. 1779. £22.00

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

  137. Great Western Railway (South Wales & Bristol Direct Railway) ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 6" to 1 mile. Sheet made up of four quarter sheets, water features hand-coloured, size 26" x 35", covering Patchway, Coalpit Heath, Downend, Filton. Marked with name of railway in large red letters, and the line of the proposed railway in red ink, running south of Winterbourne through Stoke Gifford to join the Bristol & South Wales line near Little Stoke. Neat notes along the line marking bridges, diversion of paths, 'screen 7ft. high'. Linen-backed, central fold, waterstain along top edge, small surface creases, some ink blots, edges dust-stained. 'February 1896' in manuscript in margin. £25.00

  138. Hambrook TWO POSTCARDS of Moorend. Both coloured, one titled 'Old Mill, Moorend, Hambrook', showing the mill by a small footbridge, the other a fine view of Moorend Farm, a small card in the road outside with a milk churn on it, man standing by the wall. Both used, the first with inscription on front below the view. 1904-5. £10.00

  139. Iron Acton MORTGAGE of close of woodland ground called Lawrence's Wood, another called Craddock's Wood, and the Little Round Wood, in the Manor and parish of Iron Acton, Daniel Burcome and William Roach and William Thomas to George Webb. Signed by Burcome, Roach and Thomas with good wax seals with coats of arms. Vellum, size 26" x 30", a later deed made after William Thomas' death is on verso, with 5 wax seals (two chipped), paper receipt relating to latter transaction pinned on. 1711 and 1717. £34.00

  140. Kell (Thomas) and Son, Printer GLOUCESTER CORPORATION. SESSION 1911. PLAN AND SECTION William Fox, F. Latrobe-Bateman, Richard Read, Engineers. 3 lithographed sheets showing plans and sections of Aquaduct Work at Pauntley, printed green paper wraps, size 23" x 30", cloth spine. 6" repaired tear in first leaf, not affecting printing. 1911. £45.00

  141. Kingswood, near Wotton under Edge CONVEYANCE of a messuage lands and premises called Upper Dayhouse Farm, The Trustees of John Alway deceased to Sarah Wetmore. 2 large vellum sheets, signed by 5 parties with wax seals, with manuscript plan in text, coloured in outline, size 12" x 12", showing buildings, pond and spring, area with trees, adjoining owners, fine compass rose. Numbers on plan relate to schedule in deed. 1888. £30.00

  142. Newnham-on-Severn FIVE SCHOOL PHOTOGRAPHS of a boys' school and staff. All photographs size approx. 8" x 10", mounted on thick card, together wih a photogravure portrait, size 8" x 5", plus wide margins, of Thomas C. Fitzpatrick (he appears in one of the photographs and was probably the headmaster). c1908-1926. £30.00
    Three of the photographs appear to be around 1910, one shows a group of 20 children in blazers and soft straw hats, another with them wearing Eton collars and suits, and one white trousers and blazers in front of a house with a balcony, the other two show a much larger group in front of a corrugated iron building, titled in pencil 'Wells House, 1926', and a group of staff around the same date.

  143. Nibley, Manor of Iron Acton ASSIGNMENT OF A TERM OF 99 YEARS of estate at Nibley, Maurice Edmunds of Olveston to friends in trust for William Thomas. Vellum, size 23" x 27", signed by five parties with five armorial wax seals. 1710. £35.00
    Refers to demise by Sir John Poyntz, deceased, of part of the Manor of Iron Acton to Richard Porter for 99 years.

  144. Rowe (G) THE PROMENADE, CHELTENHAM. Tinted lithograph, engraved view area approx. 6" x 10", plus margins, neatly mounted in a double mount, bottom right hand corner of margin spotty, neat repair to short tear in plate. Drawn, Printed & Published by Geo. Rowe, Exeter House, Cheltenham. (1840) £46.00

  145. Slimbridge PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Freehold Estate Known as Kingston Farm, with Good Farm House & Buildings, Four Cottages, 116 Acres.... and Orcharding.... close to some of the best meets of Lord Fitzhardinge's Hounds.... to Be Sold by Auction.... 28th June, 1884. 4pp., folio, folded, large hand-coloured folding plan loosely inserted. 1884. £32.00

  146. Tidenham, Woolastone and Lancaut AN ACT for Inclosing Lands in the Parishes of Tidenham, Woolastone, and Lancaut.... 35pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1810. £24.00

  147. Westley's REDUCED ORDNANCE MAP of the Environs of Cheltenham. Showing all Railways, Stations, Roads &c. from the Ordnance Survey. Size 19" x 24", scale 2 miles to 1 inch, folding into printed paper wraps. c1880. £18.00
    Shows railways open and authorized.

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  148. Southampton PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Prominently Situated and Valuable Shop Premises known as 'Foy's Corner', 195-203 Shirley Road.... which Messrs. Nicholas are to offer by public auction.... 10th March, 1954. 7pp., sm. folio, actual photo on front wrap, key plan. 1954. £9.00

  149. Little Cowarne PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Valuable Freehold Mill, known as 'Little Cowarne Mill', comprising a dwelling-house, water, corn and grist mill and 25a. 3r. 7p... to be sold by auction... 14th August, 1889. 3pp., folio, folded with docket title. Hand-coloured full page plan. Schedule. 1889. £20.00

  150. Ross A PORTION OF THE WESTFALING PEDIGREE that used to hang up in the Hall at Rudhall. Manuscript, one page, small folio. Shows Westfalings from time of Henry VII to 1832. n.d. Late 19th century? £8.00

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  151. Hertford and Saffron Walden ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Fifth Edition. Sheet No. 96. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Blue and black Ellis Martin Cover with hiker, cloth-backed. Slight crease across front wrap. 1935. £8.00

  152. 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 1" = 3 miles. Divided into 5 mile squares. c1885. £8.00
    From 'Bacon's Atlas of The British Isles'.

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  153. Alkham, Lydden ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXVII. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36". Linen-backed, dissected and folding to 8vo. Roads hand-coloured. Acrise Park estate outlined in blue, and area round Manor House west of West Hougham shaded in pink. 1909. £24.00
    Covers Paddlesworth, Selstead, Lydden, Hawking, Ewell Minnis.

  154. 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

  155. Birchington, Swingfield, etc. AN ACT for enabling Partitions, Sales, Exchanges, and leases to be made of certain Parts of the Estates devised by the Will of Sir John William Head Brydges deceased... 24pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. Includes 1p. Schedule of properties. 1856. £12.00

  156. Chevening and Otford AN ACT to authorize the Sale of an Estate called Morrant's Court otherwise Madam's Court... late the property of John Fry... 22pp., small folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. Includes 3p. Schedule of properties in the Manor of Morrant's Court, naming Occupiers. 1847. £12.00

  157. Downe, Knockholt, Halstead ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXVIII. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 35" x 23" plus margins. Linen backed and folding into 8vo cloth endpapers, main roads coloured brown. A few small areas shaded. Edition of 1910. £18.00

  158. Grist (J), Canterbury, Surveyor A SURVEY OF AN ESTATE SITUATE AT STURRY NEAR THE CITY OF CANTERBURY the Property of Sampson Kingsford Esq., 1822. Manuscript plan on paper, size 23" x 30", plus margins, scale 5" = 400ft. Fully hand-coloured. Elaborate title cartouche, size 6" x 10", with a shepherd reclining with his crook among rocks, a dog at his feet, the title in a variety of lettering styles on the face of a rock. Scale bar with dividers, Reference table with key to buildings and fields etc., with acreage, large compass rose. Bottom left is a detailed watercolour view of a stream with trees, a three-arched stone bridge and a large five-storey mill, poplar trees and a house on the bank. Size of watercolour 8" x 14". The plan shows river, roads, buildings in red and grey in large blocks, gardens with detailed layout, fences and gates, summerhouse, cottages with gardens, marsh, mill buildings, a building called 'The Leopard'. Adjoining owners named. Linen-backed, linen browned on verso. 1822. £700.00
    The mill in the watercolour is the Sturry Mill (demolished before the Second World War).

  159. Herne Bay AN ACT for making and maintaining a Pier or Jetty, and other Works, at Herne Bay. 62pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1831. £28.00

  160. Maidstone AN ACT to enable the Justices of the Peace, acting for the Western Division of the County of Kent, to purchase a convenient Piece of Ground, for building a Goal. 4pp, plus cover leaf. 1736. £14.00

  161. Margate AN ACT to enable the Pier-Wardens of the Town of Margate... more effectually to recover the ancient and accustomary Droits, for the Support and Maintenance of the said Pier. 9pp., small folio, plus cover leaf. Disbound. Act of Parliament. Some light water-staining in top half of pages. 1724. £24.00

  162. Sidcup ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet VIII. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36". Linen-backed, dissected and folding to 8vo. Many areas outlined and shaded in different colours, marked with date of sale. Margins rather grubby. Small split at one fold. Reprint 1915. £15.00

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  163. Ashton in Makerfield BASTIAN MINE Arch Lane Colliery. Manuscript on paper backed with linen, in ink and colours, size 24" x 28", scale 32 yds to an inch. Shows railway, Carters Fold Farm, Charity Farm, Section of Mine bottom right scale " = 1ft, showing layers of fireclay, coal, etc. 1940's. £30.00
    Workings shown in 6 colours, marked with dates from 1942 - 1948.

  164. Much Hoole TO BREEDERS OF WAGGON HORSES Farmer's Delight, the property of Mr. R. Hunt at £1 10s each Mare... Card printed on one side only, with description of horse, and his pedigree and prizes won, and precise details of his route over one week. Size 7" x 5", small piece of paper stuck to verso. Date in ink at bottom. Ambler & Son, Printers, Preston. 1881. £16.00

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

  166. Ulverstone CERTIFICATE FOR LEGAL FISHING WEIR Special Commissioners for English Fisheries. Owner William Cavendish Duke of Devonshire. River Leven. Vellum document, folio, folded with docket title, the first page printed with manuscript inserts, and on the adjoining leaf a printed plan, scale 3 chains = 1", showing the river with islands, weir, Lowood Inn, Corning House, site of Gunpowder Works etc. Signed by three Commissioners. 1869. £45.00
    The weir is described as 'a fishing weir for catching salmon'.

  167. Wales and Co. A TABLE OF THE RECIPROCAL DISTANCES of the Principal Towns of England, Including all the Market Towns of Lancashire. With an Itinerary of the Principal Coach Routes of Lancashire... Size 17" x 20", folds. c1850. £14.00
    'To Accompany the History, Directory and Gazetteer of Lancashire, Publishing by Wales and Co., Liverpool.'

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  168. Church Farm, Horkstow A PRODUCTIVE ARABLE AND STOCK FARM Extending to 200.175 acres. Which H.H. Morris will offer for sale by Public Auction at The Angel Hotel, Brigg, on Thursday, 17th March, 1960. Folding plan loosely inserted, 7pp, sm 4to, original printed wraps. 1960. £12.00

  169. Denton AN ACT for Dividing, Allotting, and Inclosing the several parcels of Common Fen, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within or belonging to the Parish of Wyberton, in the Parts of Holland, in the County of Lincoln. 34pp., small folio, separately paginated, disbound. Leaf with docket title. 1789. £22.00

  170. Foston WILL of Thomas Peter Winter, of Foston, Farmer. Attested copy, 1p folio. 1795. £15.00
    Refers to his farm house and lands in Great Gonerby, in the occupation of William Poole, and lands in Allington.

  171. Pointon AN ACT for Dividing and Inclosing the Common Cow Pasture and Common Fen, in the Parish of Pointon... 19pp., small folio, disbound. Separately paginated. Docket title. Act of Parliament. 1790. £20.00

  172. Wyberton AN ACT for Dividing, Alloting, and Inclosing the several parcels of Common Fen, and other Commonable Lands and Waste Grounds, within or belonging to the Parish of Wyberton, in the Parts of Holland, in the County of Lincoln. 42pp., small folio, separately paginated, leaf with docket title, 14 pages at end with foxing spots. 1789. £18.00

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  173. Carver and Gilder BILL of George Cooper, Carver, Gilder and Looking Glass Manufacturer, No. 36, Piccadilly opposite St. James's Church. Convex & Concave Mirrors, Pier & Chimney Glasses, Ready made Pattern Mouldings for Picures, & Prints, Gilt Borderings for Rooms kept finished. Oblong 8vo, engraved heading in a variety of lettering styles. Made out for chimney glass in carved and gilt frame, with packing case and insurance. Receipt attached, signed by Cooper. 1821. £16.00

  174. 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. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1796. £16.00

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

  176. High Holborn BILL of R. Shout & Son, Statuaries, at their Manufactory & Spacious Shew Rooms, No. 18, High Holborn, two Door from Gray's Inn Gate... a large Assortment of Figures & Tripods for holding Lamps or Candles... Likewise several Hundreds of Figures, Busts, Vases, Medallions &c from the Antique and Likenesses of distinguished Modern Personages made to imitate real Bronze, Terra Cotta, Stone &c.... Size 7" x 8", finely engraved heading with eight lines describing their wares, classical female figure holding spear and shield on the left. Made out to the Revd. Le Marchant for two pair 'bronzed Baccantes & Lamps', 'Four Ground Glass Moons', etc. 1820. £30.00

  177. Jermyn Street BILL of John Thomas, Goldsmith, Jeweller & Cutler, 55 St. James Street. Size 7" x 8", printed heading in an oval cartouche. Made out for Revd. Griffiths, for 3 items of silverware and engraving arms and crests on them. Attached is small receipt. Folds. 1792. £17.00

  178. Kershaw Engraved by THE NEW CRYSTAL PALACE AT SYDENHAM First Column erected Aug. 1852 to be opened May 1st 1853. Vignette view, size 3" x 5", on 4to sheet, some slight creasing, 1" tear at margin. 1852. £8.00

  179. 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

  180. Queens' Park POSTER Frank H. Fortescue presents his Gorgeous Comic Pantomime Little Bo-Peep. On stiff card, size 12" x 8", printed in three colour. Holes at top for cord for hanging. Slight browning at extreme edges. c1955. £12.00
    Included 'the Real Live Tame Sheep'.

  181. Strand BILL of Edward Corn, 385 Strand, Boot Maker To Their Royal Highnesses the Dukes of Sussex and Cambridge. Size 7" x 8", fine large engraved heading taking up most of the paper, showing royal coats of arms with lion, unicorn, flags etc. Made out for 2 pairs of top boots and 2 pairs of dress shoes. Small receipt attached, signed by corn. 1823. £20.00

  182. Strand BILL of William Collins, Glass Manufacturer, No. 227, Strand near Temple Bar. Window and Plate Glass, China, etc. Supplied on the Lowest Terms. 4to, engraved heading, made out for 'a Chimney glass 53" x 30" in Rich Gilt Frame Reliev'd by Bronze Figures...' and packing case. 1804. £16.00

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  183. 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. £40.00

  184. Monmouthshire AN ACT for making and maintaining a Tram Road or Railway from the Parish of Mamhilad, in the County of Monmouth, to or near Usk Bridge.... 38pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1814. £35.00
    With a brief Schedule on last page.

  185. Newport PARTICULARS of the Free Fully-Licensed Property The Griffin Hotel... to be Offered for Sale by Auction... December 12th, 1928. 2pp., 4to, traces of folds. 1928. £10.00

  186. 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. £50.00

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  187. Aylsham ABSTRACT OF THE TITLE of the Revd. Robert Rackham to an Estate in Aylsham. 4p., folio, held at corner with tape. 1856. £18.00
    Details title from 1785 - 1856.

  188. Great Yarmouth POSTER Advertising the Auction sale of No. 6 Albert Square, South Beach. Printed in large type-faces, with detailed description of the rooms in the house and its situation. Size 22" x 17", folds, some off-setting. 1867. £16.00

  189. North Lynn, Gaywood & South Wootton PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Valuable Freehold Old Marsh & Pasture Land.... in three lots.... Charles Hawkins & Sons are instructed to Sell by Auction at the Globe Hotel, King's Lynn, on Tuesday, May 26th, 1942. Folio, 8pp, plan in pocket at rear, wraps, folded. 1942. £15.00

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

  191. River Nar AN ACT to enlarge the Powers of an Act.... for making the River Nar navigable, from.... King's Lynn to Westacre.... Cover leaf plus 17pp, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1770. £15.00

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

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

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

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  195. Orlingbury, Finedon, Wellingborough ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXII S.E, S.W, etc. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Linen-backed and folding into sm. 4to marbled wraps. Water features hand-coloured. In cloth-covered slipcase. 1886. £30.00

  196. Welford AN ACT for Dividing and Inclosing the Open and Common Fields, Commonable places of and within the Parish of Welford... 23pp, disbound, light soiling to first leaf. 1777. £22.00

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  197. Acomb, near Hexham PLAN OF ACOMB COMMON within the Regality or Manor of Hexham in the County of Northumberland; as the same is now Divided and set out, according to an Act of Parliament of the XVIII. Geo. III. Manuscript plan in ink and outline wash colour, size 28" x 45", on thick paper backed with line, remains of silk edging tape on sides, decorative title, with scroll border, decorative scale of chains (4 to an inch). Some slight browning at left side, in blank area. c1800, or slightly earlier. £275.00
    Shows named roads, (Pensley Gate Road, Stagshawbank Road, etc.), Birky and Works Burn, Public Quarry, Lead Mill, Mill Dam, Fell Syke, buildings at Acomb, various 'gates'. Plots with name of owner in large lettering with decorative flourish, with acreage. Plots outlined in green or pink, some with note of an exchange. Owners include James Kirsop, Simon Mewburn, Sir Thomas Blackett, Christopher Soulsby, Isabel and Francis Bacon.

  198. Acton, Long Haughton ACCOMPTS OF THE EXECUTORS OF MR BEN. ADAMS Manuscript accounts. Notebook size 12" x 8", vellum bounds, titled in manuscript on front board as above, some chips in vellum surface on front board. 80p., neatly written. Comprises: 'An Inventory of the personal Estate of Mr Benjamin Adams who died fifth day of November 1737', 2p., listing sums due on bonds, mortgage, and on lease of tenements at Longhaughton, totals for goods in each room of the house; Receipts and Disbursements, including rent, interest, etc. received, loans, payment for clothes, traveling, washing etc. 'pd. my son Edward in Cash for pocket money', 'pd. for lining and making a waistcoat', 'pd. Geo. Potts for cutting wood at Acton', 'pd Mr. Boag Glazier for sodering Leads at Acton', 'Pd my Lord Northumberland's rent', etc. At the end of the book are 10 pages of receipts signed by Elizabeth Adams for rent charge received from Benjamin Adams, 1739-1767. Loosely inserted is a 1p. 4to inventory of crops and stock at Acton, listing sheep, bulls etc. 1737-1767. £120.00
    There is a note at the end of the accounts that Edward Adams died on 7th August 1767. The last entry in the book is Elizabeth Adam's signed receipt for an annuity paid by his sons to their grandmother Elizabeth out of the estate of Acton.

  199. Berwick-upon-Tweed SMALL ARCHIVE OF PRINTED AND MANUSCRIPT MATERIAL relating to the unification under one Jurisdiction the Town of Berwick-upon-Tweed and the District of North Durham. Documents as follows: (i) The Humble Memorial of the Proprietors & Inhabitants of Norhamshire & Islandshire in the Co. of Durham, commonly called North Durham, and of the Borough and Liberties of Berwick-upon-Tweed. 3pp., folio, Richardson, Printer, Berwick. 1834. Loosely inserted is 'Plan Illustrative of the memorial for the Union of North Durham and Berwick-upon-Tweed. 1834'. Mitchells, Lithog., Newcastle. Size 14" x 24", plus wide margins, scale 1" to 1 mile. Inset is smaller scale plan cover area from Darlington to Haddington. (ii) At a Metting of the Proprietors and other Inhabitants of North Durham... 28th December, 1844, Henry Collingwood in the Chair. Report. 2pp., folio. (iii) Durham Michaelmas Sessions, 1834, Abstract of Orders. 2pp., folio, folded withdocket title. (iv( Resolution of Metting of Magistrates, 22nd April, 1834. 1pp. (v) Humber Petition of the Mayor, Bailiffs & Burgesses of Berwick. 4pp., folio, lithographed in curseive. 12th April, 1834. (vi) Extact from Minutes of Evidence taken before the Coporation, Commissioners, at Berwick. 2pp., folio. (vii) A Bill for uniting under one Jurisdiction the Town of Berwick-upon-Tweed and the District of North Durham, 1834. 22pp., small folio.... together with... 12 manuscript pieces relating to the proposal, including draft petition against the Bill, 6p, 4to, draft petition of the Trustees acting under the Will of Nathaniel late Lord Crewe, letters from Archdeacon Thorp, College, Durham. 1833-4. £150.00

  200. Bilton, Shilbottle, Guyzance RENTALL Mr Ralph Carr, Bailiff. Rental book, manuscript on 44 pages, ruled in red, 4to, marbled wraps with manuscript label on front wrap. Comprises (i) 7 double-page spreads ruled in columns for Tenants Names, Names of Farms etc., Rent, Arrears. (ii) Rents at Michaelmas for the three villages, 1758, 1760, 1761, Lady Day 1762, Beans & Peas, Oats, Barley, in various fields, 1785, an account of Cash, bills due, etc. upon Mr Essex' death, 1796. At the end of the book are another 8 pages of copy letters and instructions for 'Back Painting' ('Take a piece of Crown glass the size of the print you intend to paint...'). The letters are: from George Selby in London to his father about the sale of the Bailiwick and the death of his cousin of Holy Island, to a Mr Tate about the same subject 'it is whispered about Alnwick that I disposed of my late Bailiwick to you for a sum of money... a most cursed Lie...', and to his brother about his reasons for leaving the north 'I was sorry I had not the Honour of seeing the Duke before I left the North altho I went to the Castle for that purpose & I saw Mr Carr who acquainted the Dutchess and returned to me with an answer that the Duke was very ill in Bed of the Gout... I then should have Honestly told the Duke a little of my mind...' On the last few pages are some childish drawings of houses, a ship, attempts at fanciful calligraphy etc. 1758-96. £110.00

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

  202. Hebron PLAN OF DEMESNE LANDS IN THE CHAPELRY OF HEBRON in the County of Northumberland, belonging to His Grace the Duke of Portland. Manuscript plan in ink on paper, size 18" x 13", folded, some off-setting, couple of small holes to adjacent to title. With names of fields, showing acreage, table listing 'Names of Farms', 'Names of Tenants', and acreage. Shows names of the lands, or parishes bordering the Duke's land, occasionally with names of owners. c.1820. £75.00

  203. Newcastle ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Composite map, made up of 4 quarter sheets, Sheets 14 and 15 and sheets to the south. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 38" x 25". Area round Newcastle and to the north hand-coloured in different colours according to area, and neatly titled ' Prestwick', 'Dinnington', etc. A few repaired marginal tears. O.S. blindstamp 1902. £30.00
    Covers Newcastle, Blyth, Sunderland, Morfet.

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  204. Clayworth AN ACT for Dividing, Allotting, Inclosing and Regulating certain Open Fields... in the Township and Liberty of Clayworth... 32pp., small folio, disbound. Docket title. Separately paginated. Act of Parliament. 1790. £22.00
    Refers to the opening of certain drains with width and depth and their course in detail, and includes references to many road, such as 'Old Foss Road' and specific fields. The Lord of the Manor was Charles Pierrepont.

  205. Cotgrave AN ACT to confirm and Establish the Division, Allotments and Inclosure of the Open Fields... in the Parish of Cotgrave... and also several Exchanges of Lands withing the said Parish. 71pp., small folio, disbound. Docket title. Separately paginated. Act of Parliament. 1790. £26.00
    Refers to the opening of certain drains with width and depth and their course in detail, and includes references to many road, such as 'Old Foss Road' and specific fields. The Lord of the Manor was Charles Pierrepont.

  206. Cropwell Bishop AN ACT for Dividing and Inclosing the Open Fields, Meadows.... in the Lordship or Liberty of Cropwell Butler and a certain Intercommon Field and Meadow called The Fern Field... in... Cropwell Bishop... 37pp., small folio, disbound. Docket title. Separately paginated. Act of Parliament. 1787. £24.00

  207. Darlton and Fledborough PLAN OF AN ESTATE lying in the Parishes of Darlton and Fladboro in the County of Nottingham, belonging to William Mee Esq. Extracted from the Tithe Map and Enlarge to 3 Chains to an Inch. Sam. Richardson, Surveyor, Sept. 1864. Manuscript plan in ink and colour on thick paper backed with linen, size 23" x 38". Very fine large decorative title in blue and black lettering with very delicate decoration of leaves, buds, a snake etc., in red, surveyor's name and 'Extracted from the Tithe Map...' in a circular device with leaves. Large Reference Table lisitng 57 fields etc., with name of tenant, area, colour. Large compass rose. Shows roads, fields, with hedges, buildings at Darlton Lodge, Highfield, Darlton Toll Bar, homestead of John Moore. Names adjoining owners. Blue silk edging tape missing along bottom edge and loose down left edge, small repaired edge tear, slight smudging of pain on a number and part of hedge at bottom left... together with... MANUSCRIPT PLAN of Moore's Farm, in ink and a small amount of outline colour, scale 3 chains to an inch, on thick paper, size 28" x 19", on cartridge paper. 8" tear from top edge and another small tear, backed with linen sometime after tears occurred. Fairly basic plan, showing the road from Markham Morr to Dunham Priory and from Fledborough top right, Toll Bar, farm buildings, named fields. Note 'Map of Moore's Farm but the Toll Bar Close sold off when he bought the property'. Some light ink splashes and dustmarking at bottom of plan. Two items. 1864. £150.00

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  208. Bampton PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of Two valuable Inclosures of Pasture and Arable Land called 'Baker's'.... To be Sold.... 2nd of August, 1866.... 3pp, folio, folded with docket title. 1866. £14.00

  209. Bicester AUCTION POSTER advertising the sale on February 4th, 1876 of a substantially built residence on the Market Hill, lately occupied by George Woodward, Surgeon, an orchard, and two closes of pasture land. Size approx. 29" x 19", a few foxing spots at right edge. 1876. £20.00

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  210. Calverley ANALYSIS OF THE ABSTRACT OF THE TITLE of Thomas Hattam Windle (b. 1779) to an estate called 'Brobridge' in the Parish of Calverley. 26p., 4to, manuscript giving lawyer's opinion. Tied at top corner with pink tape. 1844. £14.00
    With basic pedigree on last page.

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

  212. Shrewsbury AN ACT for taking down and rebuilding the Parish Church of Saint Alkmond, in the Town of Shrewsbury... 18pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. plus cover leaf. 1794. £15.00

  213. Shrewsbury THE COLLEGIATE AND PARISH CHURCH OF ST. MARY Photograph album of views in St. Mary's Church. Album size 14" x 11", cloth-covered boards, 80 tipped-in high-quality black and white plates, by West Midland Photo Services, and two etchings. Most of the plates illustrate the stained glass, average size 5" x 7". Typed titles. Three photographs and one engraving are missing. Bookplate of J. Eric Hunt, Armadale, inside front board. n.d. 1940's? £25.00
    J. Eric Hun was the author of 'The College and Parish Church of St. Mary the Virgin, Shrewsbury', first published in 1947.

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  214. Babcary PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Valuable Freehold Dairy Farm known as Standerwick Farm... for Sale by Auction, August 23rd, 1900. 10pp., 4to, plus completed memorandum. Piece torn away from left margin of title page. Traces of vertical fold. 1900. £16.00
    With detailed schedules.

  215. Bath ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No XIV.1. Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Linen-backed. Second edition 1904. £17.00
    Includes Walcot, Weston Park, Royal Crescent, Kingswood School.

  216. Bath ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No XIII.4. Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Linen-backed. Second edition 1903. £17.00
    Includes Kelston Knoll, Partis College, Weston.

  217. Bath, Glastonbury ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XIX Size 24" x 29", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into plain 8vo boards. Trimmed to border. Two places underlined in red. c1870. £34.00

  218. Batheaston, Swainswick ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet VIII S.W/LXXVII Scale 6" to 1 mile. Each size 12" x 18", plus margins. One small field shaded green. Second edition 1903. £12.00
    Shows Solsbury Hill, Charlcombe, Batheaston, Langridge.

  219. Bishops Hull OBLIGATION BOND of William Ludlow of Bishops Hull Gentleman to William Walters of Tiverton and John Chave of Bristol for four hundred pounds. 1p., sm. folio, printed with ms inserts. Signed Ludlow with a wax seal. Blank conjoint leaf. Folded. 1818. £17.00

  220. Bridgwater & Taunton AN ACT for Making and Keeping the River Tone Navigable from Bridgwater to Taunton in the County of Somerset. 15pp., plus cover leaf, small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1699. £38.00

  221. Bridgwater Bridge & Key AN ACT for the Inlarging, Repairing and Preserving the Bridge and Key of the Borough of Bridgwater.... Black Letter. Cover leaf+ 8pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Attractive floral decoration around initial letter. Paper slightly browned. 1697. £28.00

  222. Bridgwater PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of an Excellent Freehold Estate comprising East Bower, Sand Pit, Trapnell's, Marshall's and Manor Farms, together with Rich Pasture and Accommodation Lands in the Parishes of Bridgwater, Chilton Trinity, Weston Zoyland and Cossington... For Sale by Auction... 14th day of June, 1911. 23pp., folio, plus completed memorandum, printed wraps. Five folding coloured plans. Slight trace of horizontal fold. 1911. £38.00

  223. Bridgwater THREE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets L.N.E., L.S.E., and LI.S.W. Scale 6" to 1 mile, each size 12" x 18" plus wide margins. Waterfeatures hand-coloured. Published 1889. £34.00
    Covers Bridgwater, Bridgwater Lock, Claypits, Chedzoy, Brick and Tile Works, Bawdrip, Down End, Sutton Mallet, Stawell.

  224. Bridgwater VALUABLE LICENSED AND BUSINESS PROPERTIES Dwelling Houses and Premises... which Mr. Tamlyn will sell by Auction... 27th March, 1905. Printed handbill, size 15" x 9", pasted along top margin to typed conditions of sale, folded. 1905. £22.00
    The properties, in 8 Lots, were in Polden Street and St. John Street, and included 'The Caledonia Inn', 'The Golden Lion', Butcher's and Slaughterhouse etc.

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

  226. Charlcombe, Woolley ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. VIII.13. size approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Linen-backed. Second Edition 1903. £15.00
    Extends to Lansdown Park, Charlcombe, Woolley, Manor Farm.

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

  228. Crowcombe ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XLVIII.16 Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Edges bound in green tape. Roads, buildings and water features hand coloured. Two brown marks in left margin from old sellotape, a couple of light splash marks. Zincographed and Published 1888. £18.00
    Covers most of Crowcombe, Flaxpool, Roebuck Farm.

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

  230. Edington AN ACT for Draining, Dividing and Inclosing certain Moors, Commons, or Waste Lands, called Edington, otherwise Burtle Moor, East Heath, West Heath, and Chyde Batch, within the Hamlet of Edington and Parish of Moorlinch... 19pp., small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. Separately paginated, docket title. 1790. £28.00
    The Lord of the Manor was Earl Waldegrave.

  231. Great Western Railway CHEAP TICKETS WILL BE ISSUED TO WELLS Athletic Sports, Cycle Gymkana, and Bal Masque in the Combe... Whit-Monday, June 1st... Handbill with time-table of trains from Weston-super-Mare, Burrington, Wrington, Shepton Mallet etc., with prices. Printed on pale green paper, size 13" x 9", traces of folds with some foxing down folds, small stab holes at left edge, presumably where once sewn into album, small nick at left margin. Paddington, May, 1903. £28.00

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

  233. Higher Halsway, Kingswood ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XLVIII.11 Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Edges bound in green tape. Roads, buildings and water features hand coloured. A few light smudge marks. Zincographed and Published 1888. £18.00
    Covers Kingswood, Stogumber Station, Upcott Farm, Halsway House.

  234. Hillfarrance ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. LXX.9. Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Roads, buildings and water features hand coloured. A few pin holes. Three fields shaded in green, a couple of areas outlined in pink. Linen-backed, some small edge tears, traces of folds. Zincographed and Published 1888. £17.00
    Covers the whole of Hillfarrance, Oake Green, Oake.

  235. Ilminster ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No LXXXVIII.1. Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Edition of 1929. £15.00
    Includes the whole village, Rose Mills Lace Factory.

  236. 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....'

  237. Kingweston Estate SURVEY. Manuscript. Lists occupiers of lands, with names of fields etc., they farmed and area and valuation. Sm folio, size 13" x 8", entries over 6 pages, sewn in wraps, titled 'Kingweston' on top wrap. Paper watermarked 1837. £30.00
    The names are William Dickinson (40 fields named), Hans Ward, Joseph, Motley, Richard Otton, John Cross, Thomas Carter, Jacob Cary.

  238. Kingweston House SCHEDULE OF CONDITION OF KINGWESTON HOUSE, Supplementary to a Lease Between Capt. W.F. Dickinson and R.J.O. Meyer... 1946, and Being the Schedule of Condition Referred to Therein. Typed, foolscap, 25pp. Very detailed description of the house and outbuildings room by room. Signed agents on behalf of the parties... together with... Record of Insurances... Kingweston Estate... 11pp., small folio, typed. c1949. Cooper and Tanner Ltd., 1946. £18.00
    A record of the house after the War Office had finished with it. Lists items and fittings in the house room by room e.g. 'shutters damaged by blackout strips', 'stone staircase considerably worn especially on nosings'.

  239. Kip (J) THE CATHEDRAL CHURCH OF BATH Fine copper engraving showing the Abbey from the west side, many groups of figures strolling around, children playing ball, etc. Size 18" x 22", (including title below view) plus margins. The abbey takes up most of the frame. c1720. £125.00
    From 'Theatre de la Grande Bretagne'.

  240. Knightstone Theatre, Weston-super-Mare CINDERELLA Pantomime playbill. Weston-super-Mare British Legion present their 14th Annual Pantomime, in 11 Gorgeous Scenes. See The Wonder Circus, The Dancing Donkeys.... Playbill printed in three colours on card, size 12" x 8", with picture of Cinderella and Prince. 1952. £12.00

  241. Lower Vexford, Elworthy TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets LIX 3 & 4. Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 37". Linen-backed. Roads, buildings, water features hand-coloured. Sheet LIX.4 has some brown splashmarks and some slight dustmarking. Zincographed 1888. £18.00
    Covers Lower Vexford, Elworthy, Hartrow House, Elworthy, Willet House.

  242. Mark Causeway, Southwick ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No XXXIX.1. Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. A few small edge tears. Second Edition 1903. £14.00
    Covers most of Mark Causeway (with Iron & Brass Foundry), Watchfield.

  243. Minehead Harbour AN ACT for continuing the Terms and Powers granted and given by the Acts passed.... For recovering, securing, and keeping in Repair the Harbour of Minehead, in the County of Somerset. Black Letter. 5pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1738. £12.00

  244. Minehead Harbour AN ACT for Prolonging the Term for Payment of certain Duties Granted by an Act.... Intituled, An Act for Recovering, Securing, and Keeping in Repair the Harbour of Minehead, for the Benefit and Support of the Navigation and Trade of this Kingdom. Black Letter. Cover leaf and 5pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1712. £18.00

  245. Nempnett, Winford, Blagdon MEMORANDUM OF AN AGREEMENT between Thomas Mullins of Goathurst in the County of Somerset Gentleman, on behalf of Charles Kemeys Tynte.... and James Light of Regilbury Park, Somerset, Yeoman, the intended Tenant... Printed document, setting out husbandry methods to be followed etc., 3p., folio, with manuscript insertions, the third page comprises a Schedule with printed columns and manuscript listing of house, fields etc., with acreage and use, in the above parishes. 1826. £22.00
    Signed by James Stone, Clerk to Charles Mullins.

  246. Norton Fitzwarren ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXX.6. Roads, buildings and water features hand-coloured. Linen-backed. Spotting in bottom left corner, and a few minor spots elsewhere. Small piece torn from left margin. Zincographed 1888. £22.00
    Shows Norton Brewery, Corn Mill, Fishpond, Wey, Wick Farm.

  247. Othery, Middlezoy, Aller AUCTION SALE PARTICULARS of Shride Farm, comprising house, orchard, meadow land.... an area of 116 Acres. For Sale by Auction at Bridgwater, 24th September, 1919. 11pp., 4to, plus completed memorandum. Edges of wraps ragged, lacks plan. 1919. £8.00

  248. Pawlett and North Petherton POSTER advertising auction sale on October 23rd, 1946 of Pasture and Arable land in Pawlett and North Petherton. Size 22" x 17", folded. 1946. £9.00

  249. Pawlett and Puriton PARTICULARS of an Excellent Dairy Holding known as Court Farm, for sale by Auction, 24th July, 1929. 5pp., small folio. Traces of folds. 1929. £12.00

  250. Pawlett Estate PARTICULARS WITH PLAN of the Valuable and Far-Famed Pawlett Estate in the Parishes of Pawlett, Puriton and Cannington... which will be Sold by Auction... March 1st, 1922. 43pp., including completed memorandum. Small folio, printed wraps. Lacks plan from pocket at rear. With detailed Schedules. Some lots printed across in red with 'Sold'. 1922. £24.00
    Includes grazing lands known as 'Pawlett Hams and Meads', 'The Manor House' Pawlett, 'Hill Farm', small holding called 'The White House', various cottages etc.

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

  252. Rowe (G), Exeter, Drawn and Published by THE GEORGE INN (The Abbey Prison), Glastonbury. Lithograph, size 7" x 6", plus wide margins. Some minor creasing at two corners. c1835. £26.00
    A busy scene showing organ grinder with monkey, children on cart etc.

  253. Sedgemoor AN ACT for opening the Ancient and making any New Roynes and Water Courses in and near Sedgmore in the County of Somerset, for rendring the said Moor more Healthful and Profitable to the Inhabitants. Black Letter. Cover leaf + 21pp., small folio. Act of Parliament. Attractive woodcut of flowers around initial letter. 1699. £28.00

  254. Stogursey, Stockland Bristol ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXXVII S.E. Scale 6" to 1mile, size 12" x 18", plus wide margins. Water features hand coloured. 1891. £15.00

  255. Taunton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No LXX.12. Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Linen-backed. Edition of 1915. £18.00
    Covers area from Cleveland Street to Halcon House, Obridge, Franciscan Convent.

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

  257. Twerton, Bath TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets XIV. N.W., XIII. N.E. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Each size 12" x 18", plus margins. A few fields in one map shaded in colour. Two items. Second edition 1904. £24.00
    Sheet XIV N.W covers Bathampton, most of Bath, Summerhill, Alexander Park. Sheet XIII N.E. covers Corston, Newton St. Loe, Twerton, Kelston Park.

  258. Ubley ABSTRACT OF TITLE to a piece of pasture land called Binhams in the Parish of Ubley. 16p. folio, in manuscript, held at corner with tape. 1869. £20.00
    Details title from 1818.

  259. Walcot CONVEYANCE of two Messuages and fee farm rents and an assignment of a plot of ground in American Buildings. John Pile to George Sharland of Bath, Draper and Taylor. 6 vellum sheets, size 22" x 29", two wax seals. 1822. £24.00
    Refers to numerous small plots of land (presumably plots for building) at the top of Beacon Hill, and plots and two houses (nos. 1 & 2) in or near American Buildings, naming adjoining owners, related conveyances, etc.

  260. Wellington ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No LXXVIII.8. Printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Edition of 1930. £18.00
    Covers most of Wellington, area from Rockwell Green to Oldway House, Poor Law Institution to Nowers House

  261. Wells MUNICIPAL CORPORATION BOUNDARIES. Plan of Town by R.K. Dawson. Coloured in outline. Scale 4" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound, with a leaf of text explaining `not visited by commissioners.' 1837. £22.00

  262. West Harptree AN ACT for Dividing and Inclosing the Commons and Waste Lands with the Parish of West Harptree.... 25pp., small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. Separately paginated, leaf with docket title. 1787. £26.00

  263. Weston super Mare ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. IX.16. Scale 1: 2500, size 27" x 38", folded, corner torn away above Sheet No.., a few small tears at top margin, two patches of foxing. Second Edition 1903. £16.00
    Covers area from Alma Street, Milton Brick & Tile Works, The Grove, The Lodge.

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

  265. Withycombe ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLVII.3. Roads, buildings and water features hand-coloured. Linen-backed. Zincographed 1888. £20.00
    Shows quarries at Baker Barn, Whitley Brake, Lime-kilns, etc.

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  266. Kinfare (Manor of) SURRENDER at the Court Baron of William Foley, Lord of the Manor, of John Pugh, day labourer, and his son John, shoemaker, of a dwelling house and garden in Kinfare Towns End, bounded by the land belonging to the Mill, to George Stoates. Vellum, size 10" x 13", folds, signed by Steward with wax seal. 1750. £22.00

  267. Longdon and Cannock Wood FINAL AGREEMENT between George Boughey and William and Dorothy Davenport relating to messuage, stable, barn, orchard, thirty acres of land and common of pasture for cattle. Vellum, size 7" x 21", some light spotting, folds, some brown stains on verso. 1749. £20.00

  268. Penn CONVEYANCE of a messuage and land in the parish of Penn, John Pritchard of Stanmore, Shropshire, to John Hickman of Gospel End, Sedgley, Staffordshire. 7p., folio. 1873. £14.00

  269. Shenstone VALUABLE FREEHOLD ESTATE Comprising Farm House, Farm Buildings and 73 Acres..... to be Sold By Auction.... 12th December, 1848. Handbill size 18" x 12", traces of folds. 1848. £16.00
    With Schedules listing field names, etc. with cultivation and quantities, in the Townships of Stonnall and Lynn.

  270. Stoke upon Trent ADMINISTRATION of the goods of Ralph Steele, late of Lane End, Wine and Spirit Merchant. Small printed vellum certificate with ms inserts, papered seal attached. Small brown stain at bottom. Seal appears to have been stuck over with plain paper at later date. 1823. £10.00

  271. Uttoxeter AN ACT for Inclosing and Leasing... certain Commons or Waste Grounds, lying within the Townshiip of Constablewick of Uttoxeter... called The High Wood and The Heath, and applying the Profits thereof in Aid of the Poor's Rate... 14pp., plus docket title. Small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. Separately paginated. 1787. £22.00

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

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  273. Bacon's SUFFOLK County Map and Guide. 18pp. guide, and folding map, folding into sm. 9vo wraps with cyclists. c1910. £8.00

  274. Ilketshall POSTER advertising sale by Auction, 14th March, 1859 at the King's head Inn, Beccles, of Three Brick Built and Tiles Cottages at St. Andrews, Ilkethsall, situate at St. Andrew's North Green. Size 15" x 10", some off-setting. 1859. £18.00

  275. Kessingland, Covehithe AN ACT for Dividing and Inclosing the Commons and Waste Lands within the Parishes of Kessingland and Covehithe, otherwise North Hales... 29pp., small folio, plus cover leaf. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1787. £24.00

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

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  277. Effingham, Byfleet, Little Bookham AN ACT for discharging from the Claims of the Crown certain Real and Personal Estates belonging to General De Lancey, late Barrack Master General, and vested in Trustees for Sale. Pages numbered 433-444, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Strahan. 1807. Last page rather foxed. £24.00
    Refers to the Manor of Effingham, and the Mansion House with China, carriages, books, wine etc. There had been a contract between Richard Brinsley Sheridan, the Treasurer of the Navy, and De Lancey to buy ten acres in Effingham.

  278. Kennington Common AN ACT to empower the Commissioners of Her Majesty's Works and Public Buildings to inclose and lay out Kennington Common in the County of Surrey as Pleasure Gardens for the Recreation of the Public. Pages numbered 245-248, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre, and William Spottiswoode, 1852. £12.00

  279. Putney Estate AN ACT for exonerating the Estates of Percival Lewis Esquire, and Marianne Lewis Spinster, in the Parish of Putney in the County of Surrey, from the Claims of His Majesty against the Estate of Edward Lewis Esquires; deceased. Pages numbered 1197-1200, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1806. £14.00

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

  281. Weybridge ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 6" to 1 mile. Composite map, size 36" x 60", no borders, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo marbled wraps, printed label with manuscript inscription 'Surrey Corps of Guides', wraps slightly rubbed at edges. Water features hand coloured, large area of map outlined with thin pink wash line. c1900. £40.00
    Covers Oxshott, Chertsey, Bushy Park, Hersham.

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  282. Arundel PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable and Important Property situate in the Borough of Arundel.... Which will be Sold by Auction.... at the Norfolk Arms Hotel, Arundel, the 26th July, 1875. In 32 Lots. 18pp, folio, blue printed wraps. Lacks the seven plans. Two small holes rubbed in front wrap, some minor waterstaining at inner margin of some leaves and title, repair in front wrap. 1875. £22.00
    Includes cottages and 'The Arun Chambers' in the Ship Yard at Arundel; the Holly Tree Public House in Walberton; Wharf on the River Arun in Littlehampton.

  283. Exonerating Certain Estates AN ACT for exonerating certain Estates called Corsica Hall, Alfriston, Maff Alfriston otherwise Maffe Alfryston, and Dean Place, in the County of Sussex, belonging to John Henry Tilson Esquire, from the Claims of the Crown. Pages numbered 265-267, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Strahan, 1826. £12.00

  284. Newhaven Harbour Company CERTIFICATE for 4 per cent Debenture Stock. Printed on paper with green wavy background. Size 9" x 9", not made out, but with perforated cancelled stamp. Small edge tear repaired on verso. 192-. £15.00
    Printed on verso with details of various Acts etc., up to the Amalgamation Scheme 1922.

  285. Rainfall ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 319 (Lewes), scale 1" to a mile, size 25" x 19", marked at top 'Eastbourne Water. Rainfall'. Area around Eastbourne outlined in blue and 13 rainfall figures neatly inked in. 1895. £20.00
    Covers Beachy Head, Framfield, Lewes.

  286. Worthing MAP OF WORTHING. Coloured folding plan, dissected and mounted on linen, size approx. 26" x 42", including margins, scale approx 5" to 200 feet, few spots to verso, otherwise clean. Folding into marbled endpapers, and contained within a gilt titled roan slipcase. No imprint, c.1880. £120.00
    A detailed map showing houses, buildings, railway line, parks, with street names, etc.

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  287. Coventry AN ACT for better regulating Elections of Citizens to serve in Parliament for the City of Coventry. 6pp, disbound, plus cover sheet, black letter. 1781. £15.00

  288. Ladywood, Birmingham THE PATENT BORAX CO. LIMITED Patentees & Manufacturers of Special Borax & Boron Compounds. Book of 'Weekly Chats' to Sales Representatives, Number 1 - 251, 25th January, 1924 - 8th March, 1929. Typewritten copy pages, usually one page 4to per 'Chat', pasted into a 'Clarke & Sherwell Business Diary 1923', lacking spine, section of a few pages at back loose, boards rubbed. The chats were presumably by one of the Managers or Directors and contain information about new products, about the state of the market (including effect of General Strike), how to answer questions about the products, news of old colleagues, factory expansion, tips on selling, requests for feed-back and suggestions, etc. 1924 - 1929. £40.00
    Products included 'Magpie' Cleanser, 'Ipso' Soda, 'Alumio' Cleanser, 'Chipso' soap powder etc. 'The wet and cold spring has retarded the hatching out of flies, but we shall have them, and now is the time to give attention to 'Boronia' Ham and Bacon Preserver...', 'Flake Boric Acid for dance floors has caught on and is now a useful trade. There is business for you in this..'

  289. Leamington Spa AUCTION CATALOGUE for sale of Small Country Estate known as Bromson Hill.... About 346 Acres.... 9pp, sm. folio, stiff wraps with actual photo of house. Folding coloured plan. 1964. £8.00

  290. Nuneaton, Coventry ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 169. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 20". Boundaries and parkland, roads, handcoloured. A few grubby marks in top margin. Some roads inked in in blue around Monks Kirby. Linen-backed, folding into marbled wraps. c1880. £14.00

  291. Yardley LETTER addressed to Mr J. Chell, Free School, Yardley. To James and Mary from their sister Mary, describing in great detail her examination and treatment by her doctor. 3p, 4to, address panel with wax seal and postmark on verso. 183-. £8.00
    'He says the liver is extended to the Hip bone and also over the Lungs... after the examination was over which lasted full three quarters of an hour the gentlemen retired while I was dress'd. He then asked for a little sherry wine and gave me half a glass... he ordered 2 glasses a day and a whole glass in gruel...'

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  292. Avebury PLAN OF AVEBURY STONES ON VELLUM Plan of the stones, shown in red, with green circular ditch, church and roads shown, size approx. 4" x 5", on sheet of vellum size 12" x 11", decorative border 3" wide with people and plants drawn in the style of a medieval illuminated manuscript in bright colour, the word 'Avebury' in red letters over an inch high at the top. Shows 'The Stones' bottom right, 'Here is Alexander Keiller' top right, showing him reading a book in the Manor, and patting a cow called 'Bos', 'Suart' and 'Cookie' near 'The Museum', 'Phil' standing on a representation of Swindon, 'Footballers' etc. Some slight rubbing of the paint on the aforementioned cow and on three of the heraldic beasts in left border. There is a monogram bottom left which looks like 'C.O'. 1940's? £30.00
    Alexander Keiller, the marmalade heir and eccentric owner of Avebury Manor, died in 1955.

  293. Avon Valley Railway AN ACT for making a Railway to be called 'the Collingbourne and Avon Valley Railway'.... 16pp, small folio, disbound, secured with staples. Act of Parliament. 1888. £17.00

  294. Bradford on Avon AN ACT for repairing and improving several Roads leading to and from the Town of Bradford... and for maintaining a Bridge over the River Avon, at Stokeford... 42pp., small folio, disbound. Last four pages foxed. 1819. £16.00

  295. Bratton PARTICULARS OF THE VALUABLE FREEHOLD PROPERTIES Comprising "The Butts," Bratton, Orchard and Lands Adjoining "Mill Vale House," Freehold Factory & Seven Cottages, to be offered for Sale by Auction... April 13th, 1926. Coloured folding plan, 8pp, small 4to, original printed wraps. Trowbridge: 1926. £12.00

  296. Bratton WILL AND CODICIL of William Whitaker of Bratton, Gentleman. 5p., folio. Pencil note says he was 'of Melbourne House'. 1829. Copy c. 1830. £16.00
    Relates to his property in Bratton, messuage in Beckington, Somerset, and property at Coulston and West Ashton and Westbury in Wiltshire.

  297. Calne, Bremhill, Pewsham PARTICULARS, PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Freehold Agricultural Property Forming an Outlying Portion of The Bowood Estate comprising an area of 1,429 Acres To Be Sold by Auction in Lots by Bruton, Knowles & Co... on Monday 13th October, 1947. 4to, 47pp., wraps, 10 photographic plates, 4 folding coloured plans at rear, key plan. Light crease in front wrap. 1947. £30.00

  298. Cato Street Conspiracy THE DEVIZES AND WILTSHIRE GAZETTE March 2, 1820. 4pp., broadsheet newspaper. Slight wear at left-hand edge where once bound. 1820. £15.00
    Much of the paper (7 columns) is devoted to a detailed description of the apprehension of the conspirators, 'The Radical Committee-Room at the White Lion', 'Arrest of Thistlewood', 'The Prisoners in Coldbath-Fields Prison' etc.

  299. Charles Baker, Painswick MAP OF THE PARISH OF NETTLETON in the County of Wilts. 1839. Manuscript map in ink and some colour, size approx. 68" x 60", on thick paper backed with linen. Mounted on mahogany roller. Title, large compass rose, scale bar (scale 5 chains = 2 inches). Water-stain down 18" at edge at top left, reaching a maximum of 3" into the map, some light brown damp spots in places. Map detached from wooden lath at top along 18", wear and tears at top, one tear stretching into map area, some creasing, particularly at top, line of rust spots along bottom where nails on roller have left marks when map rolled. Charles Baker, Painswick, 20th June, 1839. £300.00
    Shows roads, river, footpaths, fields, buildings with their plots (some buildings coloured pink, some grey), woodland and rough ground. All plots numbered. Some surnames written in pencil in some fields, in a later hand. Charles Baker of Painswick is listed in Eden's 'Dictionary of Land Surveyors of Great Britain and Ireland...' as being an 'architect and civil engineer'.

  300. Cherhill Swine Fever [The Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act, 1878.] THE ANIMALS ORDER. NOTICE IS HEARBY GIVEN, That the Pigstye situate in an Orchard at Cherhill, in the County of Wilts, in the occupation of Mr Jesse Butler.... was, on the 28th day of October, 1882, ordered, determined, and declared to be a place infected with Swine Fever, is now by the said Authority declared To Be Free From Swine Fever.... By Order, R.W. Merriman, Clerk to the Authority, Marlborough, November 28th, 1882. Poster, size 11" x 8", fews small holes at folds, and slightly soiled at folds. R.F. Houlston, Printer and Bookseller, Chippenham, 1882. £16.00

  301. Cherrill, Calne, Studley Bridge Roads AN ACT for enlarging the Term and Powers of Two Acts.... for repairing the Road from Cherrill, through Calne, to Studley Bridge and other Roads.... 24pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1813. £11.00

  302. Chirton AN ACT For Dividing, Allotting, and Inclosing the Open and Common Fields and Downs, Common Meadows, Common Pastures, and Commonable and Waste Lands within the Manor or Tithing of Chirton otherwise Cherrington in the County of Wiltshire. pages numbered 1-24 + docket title, disbound, small folio, folded, rear leaf slightly dusty. Act of Parliament. 1800. £20.00

  303. County Rate LIST OF PARISHES AND PLACES with the Amount of Present Assessment and of The Rateable Value... Proposed to be Adopted for The New Assessment... 8pp., 8vo., title page as front wrap. 1844. £16.00

  304. Deverill Longbridge, Hussey Deverell & Monkton Deverill AN ACT For Dividing and Allotting the Open and Commonable Lands within the Manor of Deverill Longbridge, Hussey Deverill.... 19pp., small folio, docket title. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1790. £22.00

  305. East & West Harnham RELEASE of the Farmhouse of Saint Nicholas, near New Sarum, Charles Ventris Field to The Lord Bishop of Salisbury, Wm. Boucher & others. Single vellum sheet, 22" x 31", wax seal. 1st September 1804. £15.00

  306. East Chisenbury PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of Tithe Rent Charge Issuing out of Lands in The Tything of East Chisenbury For Sale by Auction.... 7th day of December, 1858.... 5pp., folio, folded, including detailed schedules. The bottom half of the outside leaf been cut out - there does not appear to have been any text on it. 1858. £18.00

  307. Enford, Fifield AN ACT for Inclosing Lands in the Tythings of Enford, Fifield, Coombe, Longstreet, and East Chisenbury, in the Parish of Enford.... 16pp. Disbound. 1805. £15.00

  308. Kitchen (T) MAP OF WILTSHIRE Fully hand-coloured engraved map, size 9" x 7", scale approx. 8 miles to one inch. c1770. £18.00

  309. Malmesbury Improvements AN ACT for paving the Footways, and for cleansing, lighting, and regulating the Streets, and other publick Passages and Places, within the Borough of Malmesbury. 19pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1798. £15.00

  310. Palace Theatre, Devizes BABES IN THE WOOD Pantomime playbill. Reg Lever presents his Annual Xmas Pantomime, in 12 Scenes. See Toyland... The Dancing Skeletons... Horace the Horse. Playbill printed in three colours on card, size 12" x 8", with picture of children, rabbits, etc. early 1950's. £12.00

  311. Semington PARTICULARS with Plan and Conditions of Sale of Two Renowned Dairy Farms 'Manor Farm'.... and 'Church Farm'..... for Sale by Auction October 12th, 1943. 18pp., sm. folio, folding coloured plan. 1943. £18.00

  312. 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

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

  314. Westbury and Dilton Marsh PARTICULARS OF SALE of Small Holdings, Residences and Shop, Pasture and Arable Lands... for Sale by Auction... 26th May, 1926. 10pp., 4to, wraps. Central vertical crease. 1926. £10.00

  315. Wheatley (William Walter) LONGLEAT HOUSE Watercolour, size 13" x 19", initialled, painted right to the edge of the paper. View of the house across a stream, many deer on lawn, swans on stream, sunset behind which is reflected in the water, flock of geese in sky. Mounted on buff card mount, with margins of approx. 2". Title on back 'Longleat, seat of Marquis of Bath'. c1850. £300.00
    Good architectural detail of the house, perspective on deer and swans slightly odd. William Walter Wheatley (c1811-1885) was employed over a period of ten years by Francis Weare Braikenridge, the Bristol antiquarian, to record old houses, churches, monuments and antiquities. Wheatley was born in Bath, lived for a time at Rode in Somerset.

  316. Winterbourne Monckton AN ACT for Inclosing Lands in the Parish of Winterbourne Monckton, in the County of Wiltshire 32pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1813. £17.00

  317. Winterbourne Stoke THE MANOR FARM Winterbourne Stoke, comprising A Lovely Original Tudor Farmhouse... Beech Grove with ancient Rookery, Commodious Farm Buildings, Bailiff's House and 22 cottages, in all about 1,875 acres, Excellent Partridge Shooting.. for Sale by Auction... 19th June, 1945. 16pp., printed wraps with photo pasted on, 4 photographic views on 2 plates, coloured folding map at rear. 1945. £28.00

  318. Wroughton PARTICULARS of Badbury Wick Farm in the parishes of Chisledon and Liddington and Arable Land at Wroughton to be Sold by Auction.... 20th August 1855. 3pp., folio. 1855. £18.00

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

  320. Redditch ALBUM OF NEWSPAPER CUTTINGS AND CONCERT PROGRAMMES of Annie Alcock, March 1880. Album size 11" x 9", purple cloth boards, lacks spine, inner hinge cracked, a few sections loose. 73 pages of cuttings from local papers, relating to the Alcock family and affairs in Redditch, (marriages, Alcock's stand at the Parish Exhibition, local concerts, opening of School of Art, history of the firm Alcock, needle making, etc.) There is an index to the cuttings at the front. Tipped in throughout are 18 programmes for local musical concerts, 8vo, and 4to, 1-4pp. each, and a poster, folio, on yellow paper, for 'An Entertainment' at the Baptist School Room, Studley, all featuring Annie Alcock, singer. Loosely inserted are some transcripts (c1960's) of Samuel Alcock's Journal of his trip to America in 1871, and some genealogical notes. 1880-1890. £30.00
    Includes programmes for a concert in aid of 'The Distress in Ireland', Recital of 'The Tempest' at Park Road Assembly Room, Redditch Musical Festival, etc. Many are for the Redditch Musical Society. Alcock and Co. were well-known manufacturers of fishing tackle in Redditch.

  321. Redmarley d'Abitot RELEASE and Assignment of a cottage in Redmarley d'Abitot, Joesph Pritchett, Cordwainer, to George Bennet, of Ledbury, Baker. Vellum, size 24" x 34", vellum rather browned on first 6 lines, light brown stain about 4" x 2". Signed by 4 parties with small wax seals. 1784. £15.00

  322. Stourbridge NOTICE is hereby Given that the Annual Licensing Meeting Will be Holden as usual at The Stewpony... Handbill, size 11" x 9", printed in large letters. With 6 names at the bottom (presumably Magistrates) Heming, Printer, High Street, Stourbridge. 1834. £24.00

  323. Worcestershire Volunteer Regiment APPOINTMENT of Frederick Whiteley to be a Platoon Commander in the 3rd Battalion of the Worcestershire Volunteer Regiment. Printed, with names etc., in manuscript, size 8" x 10", signed 'Coventry' with small wax seal. Together with letter from War Office. 1915... together with... similar certificate for his appointment as Company Commander, 1916. Two items. 1915-16. £12.00

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  324. Castleford PLAN AND PARTICULARS of Valuable Building Sites at Castleford, to be Sold by Auction... 16th January, 1873. 2pp., folio, folded with docket title. 1873. £30.00
    Comprised 29 plots of land north of Albion Street. The streets are marked as 'Intended'.

  325. Dunlop and Ranken Ltd. STEELWORK Five cards advertising steelwork, each printed with an attractive design, in grey and two colours. Size approx. 4" x 7", attractive lettering, design of steel girders as a background, and a view of steelwork being erected, each view different. Prices on verso. 1928-9. £9.00

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

  327. Halifax, Bradford etc., AN ACT to repeal so much of an Act.... as relates to the more easy and speedy recovery of small debts within the Parishes of Halifax, Bradford, Kighley..... and Tong.... and for extending the Jurisdiction of the Court Baron of the Manor Kighley. 33pp, plus cover leaf, disbound, Act of Parliament. Black letter. 1780. £14.00

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

  329. Hobson (William Colling) MAP OF YORKSHIRE dedicated to the Nobility, Clergy, Gentry, Landowners, and Manufacturers of the County.... Large folding hand-coloured map, scale " to 1 mile, engraved by J. & C. Walker, dissected and mounted on linen, onto two sheets, engraved surface for each sheet approx. 48" x 30", plus margins, folding into 4to cloth-covered boards, size 13" x 9", with large decorative gilt title on front board, with coat of arms, border of leaves etc., lacks metal clasp, short splits to outer hinges of boards. Map fully coloured in 'Wapentakes'; shows churches, castles, mills, canals, railroad, woods, heaths. Decorative border, compass rose, large calligraphic title, 'Explanation' table. Some off-setting and browning, mainly of the title, some occasional foxing and browning to some of the blank sections. A few sections with some slight browning in coloured areas. First edition. Engraved by J. & C. Walker, Published by William Colling Hobson, York, July, 1843. £600.00

  330. Hutton Bushell AN ACT for Dividing and Inclosing the Open Fields, Ings or Meadow Grounds.... within the Manor of Hutton Bushell.... 33pp., sm. folio, docket title. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1790. £22.00

  331. Kildwick, Steeton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 185. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile, linen-backed. 1853. Embossed Ordnance stamp, 1873. £30.00
    Covers Stock Bridge, Cononley, Hole, Black Pots. Numerous Mills, Quarries etc. shown.

  332. Thornton A BILL for Dividing and Inlcosing the several Open Fields, Carrs, Ings or Meadow Grounds.... within the Townships of Melbourn and Storthwaite... in the Parish of Thornton.... 42pp., plus docket title, attractive headpiece with ship, flags, etc. Disbound. 1777. £28.00

  333. Thornton, near Bradford PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Freehold Farm, Together with Barn, Mistal, Stable, also a Messuage (in ruins) known as 'Alderscholes Farm'... to be Sold by Auction, 26th September, 1902. 3pp, sm. folio, printed wraps, folding coloured plan. 1902. £16.00

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

  335. Valentine (J) PHOTOGRAPH OF RIEVAULX ABBEY FROM THE N.W. Albumen print, size 7" x 11". Half-inch tear at top... together with a similar albumen print of the Abbey showing Nave and Transept, slightly spotty, and two by 'G.W.W' of Fountains Abbey, all four views the same size. c1890. £14.00

  336. Whitby THE LOST LETTER To the Editor of the 'Ruswarp Reviews'. Satirical broadside, size 17" x 11", folds, heading in large typeface, in support of the Liberal candidate, purporting to be a letter from the Tory cause in which the Liberal rival is admitted to be 'a gentleman... of high standing and influence... a practical agriculturalist on the Model Farm System... The Very Man for Whitby'. Refers to the transfer of the Whitby and Pickering Railway. n.d. c1859. £30.00
    'You will see we have made the Shipping Interest our 'Hobby'; it takes well with Owners, - a no very intellectual class... who make the Captains their slaves; the Rope Makers, Sail Makers &c, their tools, and the Club Agents, Secretaries and Ship Brokers, their dupes; as is mostly the case in small Seaports...'

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  337. Guernsey ELIZABETH COLLEGE, GUERNSEY Founded by Queen Elizabeth, A.D. 1563. Governor. His Excellency General the Right Honourable Sir William Keppel, Permanent Visitors. His Excellency Major-General Sir John Colborne... Prospectus, printed on 2pp., 4to. Barbet, Printer, Guernsey. Lists Masters, Exhibitions and Prizes, Fees, timetable, subjects taught etc. Traces of folds. Lightly pasted down spine to strip of thick paper. No date, probably 1828 or slightly later... together with... Elizabeth College, Guernsey, Examiners' Report. July 11, 1834. 2pp., printed on both sides of small folio sheet. The Report congratulates the Directors of the College on the performance of the boys in Classics, History and Mathematics. The names of boys in who have distinguished themselves in the different subjects is printed on the verso. Pasted at left-hand edge to thin strip of blue paper.... together with... Anno Domini MDCCCXXVI October XIX. In The VIIth Year of the Reign of His Majesty George The Fourth... The School of Queen Elizabeth, Renovated and Enlarged at the Suggestion of His Excellency The Lieutenant Governor, and Now Called The Royal College of Elizabeth... This Corner Stone was Laid at the New Edifice To Found and Erect Which... The States... Most Readily Voted Munificant Grants of Public Money... God Grant the Undertaking May be Prosperous and Blessed... Handbill commemorating the commencement of the new building. Lists Directors, Principal, Architect etc. 4to, printed in capitals, decorative border. Dumaresq et Mauger, Typograph. 1826. Pasted at four corners to sheet of thick paper, below it is pasted a list of Scholars who were 'Laude Dignissimus' and 'Laude Digni', 1833... together with... a leaf of blue paper with similar lists for 1832, 1833, and 1834. The lists of scholars, but not the handbill, have the margins trimmed to the decorative border. 1826-1834. £110.00
    The College was given a new lease of life with the encouragement of the Governor, Sir John Colborne.

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

  339. Edinburgh Court Building AN ACT for taking down the present Building in which the Treasury Chambers and Offices of the Court of Exchequer in Scotland were situated, and erecting new Buildings in lieu thereof. Pages numbered 1369-1372, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1806. £14.00

  340. Inverness AN ACT for rebuilding the Bridge over the River Ness at the Town of Inverness, and improving the Approaches thereto; and for amending the Acts relating to Highland Roads and Bridges. Pages numbered 625-632, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre, and William Spottiswoode, 1851. £12.00

  341. Stranraer ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 90. Popular Edition. Buff and red wraps with shield and crown. 1924. £9.00

  342. Weller (E) MAP OF THE ENVIRONS OF GLASGOW coloured map size 12" x 17", central fold, printed in 3 colours, scale 1" = 2 miles. c1890. £8.00
    From Bacon's Atlas. Shows Railways and Stations, Goods or Mineral Lines.

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  343. Caermarthen ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLI. Sheet 1" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36". Linen-backed and folding into small 4to marbled endpapers. Electrotype, 1865. £34.00
    Covers Laugharne, Llandovery, Newcastle Emlyn.

  344. Cellan, Cardiganshire POSTER advertising auction sale at Lampeter of Farms called Blaenwaun and Gelligaer, Corn Grist Mill at Pentrefelin etc., 9th July 1915. Size 28" x 19", folded. 1915. £17.00

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

  346. Mid Wales ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Set of six maps, scale 1" to 1 mile. Sheets LXXIV (Wrenham, Bala, Llan y mynech), 1838; LIX (Barmouth, Macynlleth, about half map is sea area), 1837; LX (Newtown, Welshpool), 1836; LVII (Aberporth, Aberystwyth), 1834; LVI (Kington, Llangurig, Builth), 1833; LV (Kidderminster, Ludlow). Each sheet size 25" x 36", except sheet LV which is 23" x 29". Some sheets have impressed mark in top margin in the form of a circle with an arrow pointing upwards and the word 'Presentation'. Linen-backed, folding to 4to, edges bound in blue silk, small sheet number at top. Inserted in very fine full dark blue morocco slipcase in the form of a book, size 14" x 10", gilt sides, floral gilt tooling around edges, raised bands. The sheet numbers on the spine do not correspond to the sheet numbers on the maps. 1833-38. £260.00

  347. Radnor and Cardiganshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheets 178, 179, 195, 196. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 37", mounted on linen and folding into 8vo cloth endpapers. Four main railway lines coloured in different colours, stations neatly named in red ink. 1910. £20.00
    Covers Rhayader, Builth, Lampeter.

  348. South and West Wales ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Set of eight maps, scale 1" to 1 mile. Sheets XXXVI (Glamorganshire), XXXVII (Gower), XXXVIII (S. Pembrokeshire), XXXIX (St. Davids), XL (Pembrokeshire), XLI (Caermarthenshire), XLII (Brecon), XLIII (Hereford and Forest of Dean). Each sheet size 25" x 36", made up of quarter sheets, 'Price 12s 6d for the Four Quarter Plates' next to sheet number. Linen-backed, folding to 4to, edges bound in blue silk, small sheet number at top. Inserted in very fine full dark blue morocco slipcase in the form of a book, size 14" x 10", gilt sides, floral gilt tooling around edges, raised bands. The sheet numbers on the spine do not correspond to the sheet numbers on the maps. Some slight offsetting of lettering on some sheets. J. Edmonds Wycombe watermarks, 1836. £270.00

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  349. Abolition of Slavery AN ACT for the Abolition of Slavery throughout the British Colonies, for promoting the Industry of the manumitted Slaves, and for compensating the Persons hitherto entitled to the Services of such Slaves. Pages numbered 913-939, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1833. £40.00

  350. Abraham Dee, Hatter, London BILL with engraved heading 'Bought of Abraham Dee, Successor to Mr. Ovey, Patentee', for superfine drab hat and other items, with short covering letter at foot of page from Dee's widow. Sm. folio, integral address panel on verso. 1813. £8.00

  351. Avery (W & T), Ltd., London & Colchester AVERY COAL WEIGHERS List No. 16. 16pp, wraps, 8vo. Printed in mauve with very attractive illustrations. 1912. £16.00
    Includes 'dead-weight scales', 'sack machines', 'lever weighers' etc.

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

  353. Black Game AN ACT for the better Preservation of Heath Fowl commonly called Black Game, in the Counties of Somerset and Devon. Pages numbered from 433-434, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1810. £16.00

  354. Blacksmith BILL of A. Law, Blacksmith, to Benjamin Lumsdon Esq., Kingsford. 2p., foolscap. Manuscript. June - December 1849. £8.00
    It is not clear which Kingsford it refers to. Items mostly new shoes, mending collars, cart wheels etc.

  355. Bonnard (G.C) TAVOLA SINOTTICA Della Grammatica Inglese. Double folio sheet with grammatical summary on left, pronunciation in 42 points on the right. Attractive heading in decorative typeface. Tip. Olivieri. n.d. c1840, or earlier. £18.00

  356. Bowen (E) A NEW MAP OF THE COUNTIES OF CUMBERLAND AND WESTMORELAND Divided into their respective Wards From the Best Surveys and Intelligences, Illustrated with Historical Extracts relative to Natural History, Produce, Trade and Manufactures Shewing also the Rectories & Vicarages With various other Improvements. Engraved map, size 27" x 20", folded, not dissected. Original colouring of borders of Hundreds and border of map. Decorative cartouche, and dedication top right to Sir James Lowther. Descriptive text around edge of map. Map trimmed to within a quarter of an inch of border, losing imprint (as was often done with folded maps). Two tiny splits in paper where folds meet reinforced on verso with archival tape. Small light brown spot in border bottom right. 1760. £180.00

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

  358. Cambridge and Suffolk PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Valuable Freehold Estate Consisting of Fee Farm Rents issuing out of Estates in Cambridgeshire and Suffolk..... Which Will be Sold by Auction.... 19th day of March, 1824.... Single folio sheet, listing rents in two columns, listing 28 premises in Cambridgeshire and 11 in Suffolk, with Owner and Rents Payable. On verso are Conditions of Sale and Docket title. Folded. 1824. £38.00
    Properties include Ashley Manor, Boxworth Manor, Fishing at Benwick, tenement in Petty Cury (Petticura), Trumpington Manor, etc

  359. Canals AN ACT to emend an Act to enable Canal Companies to become Carriers upon their Canals. Pages numbered 901-903, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1847. £11.00

  360. Cheffins's MAP OF THE ENGLISH & SCOTCH RAILWAYS Lithographed map, size 27" x 22", dissected and mounted on linen, folding into sm. 8vo cloth boards with faded printed label. Railways hand-coloured, coast shaded. Inset map of Principal Railways in Scotland. A previous owner has added some railways, such as the North Devon, in brownish wash colour, with the name of the railway, and a manuscript key. There are two smudges of this brownish colour in the English Channel just off the Kent coast, each smudge about 2" x ", and a small light smudge near the title. Inset 'Map of the Principal Railways in Scotland' top right. Fourth Edition c1855. £45.00
    Shows lines open, under construction, and projected.

  361. Child Labour AN ACT to regulate the Labour of Children and young Persons in the Mills and Factories of the United Kingdom. Pages numbered 1325-1340, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1833. £15.00

  362. Chocolate AN ACT for allowing an additional Drawback on Chocolate exported. Pages numbered 53-54, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1812. £11.00

  363. Christie's TIME MEASURING INSTRUMENTS From the Time Museum. For sale by Auction 14 April 1988. Sale catalogue, 162pp., 4to, glossy wraps. Numerous black and white and coloured illustrations. 1988. £15.00
    Includes nocturnals, sundials, armillary spheres, astrolabes, etc.

  364. Collins (B), Printed and Publisher THE SALISBURY AND WINCHESTER JOURNAL Monday December 19, 1796. 4pp., red tax stamp. Small area of print rubbed on first page. 1796. £15.00
    Includes announcement by Principal Clerk of Wilts and Berks Canal for firms to contract for digging, puddling, and compleating the first part of the Line of Canal between Stanley and Foxham Common 'Two Millions of Bricks Wanted.'

  365. Collins (B), Printed and Publisher THE SALISBURY AND WINCHESTER JOURNAL Monday August 15, 1796. 4pp., red tax stamp. Slight yellowing in parts. 1796. £15.00
    Numerous adverts for auction sales, announcement of reward for apprehension of four deserters from the Dorset Regiment of Militia, with their names and descriptions, and for an apprentice 'eloped from his master' at Langton.

  366. Collins (B), Printed and Publisher THE SALISBURY AND WINCHESTER JOURNAL Monday March 28, 1796. 4pp., red tax stamp. 1796. £15.00
    Front page includes numerous adverts for apprentices and workers wanted ('a journeyman pipemaker that can pot and burn'), animals lost, 'Twenty Lots of Troop Horses belonging to the Essex Light Dragoons' to be sold at Bath, race-meeting at Worthy Downs, etc.

  367. Coplestone and Colby families GENEALOGICAL TREE manuscript family tree of the Coplestone family. Extracted from the Records of the College of Arms, Geo. Harrison, Windsor Herald, Registrar, G.E. Adams, Lancaster Herald (signed). In ink and colour on parchment, size 24" x 29". The tree with branches drawin red ink follows the Coplestone family from John Coplestone (d. 1550) and Catherine Bridges and then in blue ink the line of Mary Coplestone and Thomas Colby (married 1780). The last date recorded is the birth of Herbert Colby at Exeter 1866. Fine decorative border in blue, two coats of arms (approx. 4" x 3") in bright colours and gold. Contained in original black metal tube. c1870. £250.00

  368. Cornwall and Devon Schools PRESENTATION VOLUME To E. Douglas Tinling, her Majesty's Inspector, Church of England Schools, with the names of Managers and teachers of the Church Schools under Government Inspection in the Diocese of Exeter. 4to, full calf, rubbed and scuffed, gilt title, first page illuminated in gold and red and blue, 3 page introduction and 21 pages with name of school and names of teachers and manager. Blanks at end. Damp staining affecting bottom right hand corner of pages, mainly in margin except for first page, with some disintegration of paper at edge of first few leaves. Loosely inserted is printed letter of thanks from Tinling to the 260 who signed the Memorial. Schools include Lympstone National School, Menheniot, Pendeen, Pool Bassett School, Sancreed School, Bovey Tracey School, Brampford Wood Reformatory, etc. 1863. £60.00
    Tinling became Prebendary of Wells in 1863. His letter of thanks refers to the '17 years we have laboured together in the work of Education amongst the children of the poor in the Counties of Devon and Cornwall'.

  369. Coronation of George VI COPY OF THE LOYAL ADDRESS of The Members of The Association of Municipal Corporations of England, Wales and Northern Ireland on the Occasion of The Coronation of His Majesty King George VI. 12th May, 1937. Album size 13" x 10", plain grey card wraps, silk tie at margin, 13 photographic plates size 9" x 7", mounted on 13 card leaves, inserted in matching slipcase with title in gilt on front. 1937. £18.00

  370. Devon and Somerset ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XXIV.6/LXVII Scale 25" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 37". Second Edition 1905. £13.00
    Shows Exebridge Works, Exebridge, Cattle Market.

  371. Direct Western Railway REPORT 19th February, 1846. 2pp., 4to, blank conjoint leaf with docket title, folded. 1846. £25.00
    The intended line was to connect London to Falmouth, with branches to Bath and Bridgwater. The Company had prepared Plans and Books of Reference for the line as far as Launceston, but was hit by a collapse in public confidence in railway investment. The Report calls upon those who had not paid up for their Allotment of Shares to contribute 'one hundred and fifty miles of Survey having been completed'.

  372. Dorset and Wiltshire Roads AN ACT for explaining, amending, and making more effectual an Act of Parliament.... for repairing and widening the Road from the Top of White Sheet Hill, in the Parish of Donhead Saint Andrew, in the County of Wilts, through the Towns of Shaftesbury, Milborne Port, and Sherborne in the Counties and Somerset, to the Halfway House, in the Parish of Nether otherwise Lower Compton in the said County of Dorset, and several other Roads near the Towns of Shaftesbury.... Cover leaf + pages numbered 1199-1312, small folio, Black Letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Thomas Baskett, 1756. £12.00

  373. Duchy of Cornwall AN ACCOUNT OF THE RECEIPTS AND DISBURSEMENTS of the Duchy of Cornwall in the year ended on the 31st December 1852. 37pp., folio, recent cloth boards, gilt title on spine. Lists income from Rents and Profits of Courts for different Manors in Cornwall, Devon, Dorset, Wiltshire, Berkshire, Somerset, Hertfordshire, Lincolnshire, in detail, with names of tenants etc. Includes Royalties on 118 mines in Cornwall, and others in Devon and Somerset. Disbursements include details of repairs to properties, donations to charities such as The Cornwall Lunatic Asylum 'Reward to W. Summerhayes for apprehending and convicting Offenders for stealing gates at Curry Mallet'). 1852. £65.00

  374. Dulverton, East Anstey FOUR ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet LXVII S.E (and parts of Devonshire); LXVII S.W (and parts of Devonshire); Somerset LXVII N.E. (and parts of Devonshire); LXVII N.W (and parts of Devonshire). Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 12" x 18", plus margins. Second Edition 1906. £30.00
    Covers Exebridge, Morebath, Oldways End, Dulverton, Bury, Northmoor.

  375. Duty on Horses AN ACT for granting to His Majesty a further additional Duty of Horses kept and used for the Purpose of Riding, or of drawing certain Carriages therein mentioned. Cover leaf + pages numbered 2027-2030, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1797. £14.00

  376. East Anglia SET OF SIX ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Scale 1" to 1 mile. Linen-backed, with blue marbled wraps, folding to tall 8vo, in cloth-covered slipcase, Stanford label, box slightly rubbed at corners. Sheets as follows: (i) Sheet LXVI (Norwich, Beccles, Watton), 1872. Size 24" x 36". (ii) Sheet LXIX (Boston, Great Massingham), 1873. Size 24" x 36". (iii) Sheet LXVIII (Fakenham, Cromer), 1873. Size 24" x 38" (about one third of map is sea area). (iv) Sheet LXV (Kings Lynn, Littleport), 1867. Size 24" x 38". (v) (Wrexham, Lowestoft), 1877. Size 36" x 18" (about two thirds of map is sea area). (vi) (Halesworthy, Thetford, Fordham), 1873. Size 13" x 55". All maps have borders on all sides. 1867-77. £225.00

  377. Essex, Hertfordshire GEOLOGICAL SURVEY Sheet XLVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Engraved map, fully hand-coloured, size 24" x 35", plus margins. Key in left margin. 1884. £90.00

  378. Gloucester and Birmingham REMOVAL ORDER From the Churchwardens and Overseers of the Poor of the Parish of St. John Baptist, Gloucester....to those of Saint Martins, Birmingham... to receive... requiring Sarah Law, widow of James Law, Brushmaker, to be removed from their parish to Birmingham, not having acquired legal settlement. 1p, folio, with, on adjoining leaf, statement from the Justices that Sarah Law is too sick to travel, and asking for a suspension of execution of the within written Order of Removal. Signed by Justices. Both sides printed with manuscirpt inserts. Walker & Sons, Printers, Gloucester, 18th July, 1828. £24.00

  379. (Great Northern Railway) BOOK OF RENTS for individuals renting property, parcels of land, pipes, water, etc., from the Company, under the following headings: Nottingham Canal, Grantham Canal, Ambergate Railway, Luton Dunstable & Welwyn Junction Railway Co., Bourne and Essendine Railway Co. 14 double-page spreads with printed columns for Name, Address, Description of Property, Annual Rent, Quarterly Rent Received, When paid etc., Remarks, completed in manuscript. Number of entries varies: The Nottingham Canal has 60 rents, whilst the Bourne Railway has only one. Remarks. Ledger size 14" x 21", half calf, very rubbed, cloth spotty, boards buckled at bottom corner, brown damp-stain on pages throughout, affecting bottom part of columns closest to the joint, affecting columns for 'When Paid' and 'Ending at Lady-Day', although the ink is only very faded, and the figures are just legible. 1863. £70.00
    The label is missing from the front board, but as all the Companies listed were owned by the GNR at that time it is probable that these rents were paid to them. Rents paid include: Armitage and Bowman, Fellmongers and Tanners, for water taken from the Canal into their works near Trent Lock; John Hall & Sons, Sawyers, for water to work steam engines; for 'Dock in the Castle Pond (all Nottingham Canal); Hopkins and Co. for a wharf at Fosse Lock Coal Yard, Grantham Canal.

  380. Hertford and Essex REDUCED ORDNANCE MAP Published by Gall and Inglis, Sheet No. 27. Scale " to 1 mile, size 20" x 25", linen-backed, folding to sm. 8vo. Roads coloured yellow. n.d. c1900. £15.00
    Covers Biggleswade, Clare, Billericay, Watford.

  381. Huntingdonshire, Hertfordshire, Cambridgeshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LI N.W. and sheets to the south and west. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 34" x 36", dissected and linen-backed, folding into marbled wraps, 10" x 7", in battered slipcase. Woods, parkland and railways hand-coloured. Circles in pink at 2 mile radii centred on Boxworh. Split in cloth along on 7" between two sections, some light browning at section edges and in margins. 2 routes marked in ink near Cambridge and noted with date. 1889. £46.00
    Extends to Ely, Saffron Walden, Streatley, Clapton.

  382. Kennet and Avon AN ACT to vary and alter the Line of the Canal, authorized to be made by an Act.... intituled, An Act for making a Navigable Canal from the River Kennet, at or near the Town of Newbury, in the County of Berks, to the River Avon, at or near the City of Bath; and also certain Navigable Cuts therein described; and to amend the said Act; and also to make a certain Navigable Cut therein described. Cover leaf + pages numbered 459-474, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1796. £18.00

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

  384. Lincolnshire and Yorkshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXXVI. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 36", linen-backed and folding into 8vo endpapers. Water features, parkland, county boundaries hand-coloured. Linen between sections perished along 6" vertically and 6" horizontally at one point due to black ink stain on verso at fold, some ink along edges of sections at this point. Two other 3" splits in linen at folds, a few small areas shaded and marked with dates. c1860. £18.00
    Covers Isle of Axholme, Kingston upon Hull.

  385. London, Somerset, Devon JOURNAL of a young woman, April 11th - October 10th, 1833. 131 pages (approx. 28 lines per page) in a small neat hand, 8vo, marbled wraps, spine worn, front wrap and first gathering detached. 1833. £160.00
    Records her life over the summer of 1833, when she seems to have been staying with friends or family in various places, and not at home. The journal opens in London where she seems to having been saying with her uncle ('found Mr. Justice Bosanquet with Uncle discussing the Circuit'). Among events recounted in London are a visit to 'Mr Phillipps the Painters... found an assembly of Lions & Lionesses - Miss Martineau plain & ordinary looking - Chantry short & fat not looking like a genius at all...', a visit to the Mint 'saw all the process of making sovereigns. Had the honour of sitting in Sir Isaac Newton's Chair (which I fear will not improve my mathematical powers) & Geo. Frere took us to see Signor P...s studio, engraver to the Mint... at work at a large bust of the Duke... The Bust for Mr Hamilton who brought the block of Marble frm. the Parthenon - very superior to Carrara marble he said'. She travels to the West Country via Bath, visits Stourhead (I should have mentioned... a cross sold by the city of Bristol for £30 now standing in Sir Richard's grounds...') stays near Hadspen, then goes on to Ilfracombe. She describes a visit to Watermouth, Valley of the Rocks, hiring 6 donkeys for an excursion to Watersmeet, goes to Barnstaple 'got in for the fag end of the Fair so that the major part of the people were intoxicated'. They return via Cheddar and the Gorge, and her aunt purchases a Cheddar cheese and 'some Somersetshire apples as specimens'.

  386. Mentz, Germany PENCIL DRAWING Titled 'At Mentz'. Very detailed drawing in dark soft pencil, showing ruined masonry of some kind of church or abbey, with a cottage built into the ruins, tall church tower behind. On thin card, size 11" x 9", right margin trimmed. A few minor spots in sky area. c1825. £18.00

  387. Mine Theft AN ACT for removing Difficulties in the Conviction of Offenders stealing Property from Mines. Pages numbered 685-686, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1816. £10.00

  388. Monckton, Publishers BLACK & WHITE February 16th, 1901. Illustrated magazine, size 15" x 11", 34pp. Numerous illustrations. 1901. £10.00
    Cover illustration shows the Premier of New South Wales signing the Oath of Allegiance. Includes material on mourning for Queen Victoria, the Queen of Holland, a story by Eden Philpotts 'Corban, A Devonshire Yarn' (with illustrations by Arthur Garratt).

  389. Monckton, Publishers BLACK & WHITE May 28th, 1910. Issue on the Funeral of Edward VII. Illustrated magazine, size 15" x 11", 47pp. Numerous illustrations of boy scouts decorating the streets for the funeral, arrival of foreign royalty, etc. Cover in purple and white. 1910. £10.00
    Includes an article on Manchester, with a double-page bird's-eye view.

  390. Nottingham, Derby MAP OF RESERVOIRS Untitled lithographically printed map in black and two colours, showing Ambergate service reservoir. Size 22" x 32". Shows roads, railways, rivers, cotton mills, saw mills. Covers Nottingham, Derby, Matlock. c1910. £18.00

  391. Oxford, Buckingham AN ACT for vesting the undivided Fourth Part of Edward Webb and Elizabeth Webb in Estates in the Counties of Buckingham, Middlesex and Oxford, in Trust to be sold.... 10pp, separately paginated, disbound, plus cover leaf with docket title, attractive headpiece with deer, buildings, etc. Whitcombe & King, Fleet-Street, 1813. £25.00
    Refers to the estate of Dame Elizabeth Guise. With one page schedule detailing lands in Burham, Hitcham, Fulham, Oxford.

  392. Pawnbrokers AN ACT for better regulating the Business of Pawnbrokers. Pages numbered 789-808, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1800. £22.00

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

  394. Presentation to the Pope LETTER to Mrs Stevens, 10 S. Bastianello, Rome, from (Miss?) Grant, English College, March 14th 1846 explaining the protocol, dress, etc. for their forthcoming audience with the Pope. 1p, 8vo, written in a very small hand, 13 lines... together with... a note dated 13th February from Mr Kestner saying the presentation to the Pope for which he has already sent the list is only for gentlemen, and he has had to put off the one for ladies, and enquiring about names, etc. 3p, small 8vo. 1846. £20.00
    'Will you have the goodness to meet me at the place where the Swiss Guard is stationed (above the Colonnade)... the dress required must be of full black, with a veil... the ceremonial is to kneel on one knee at the door... and then at the Pope's feet...'

  395. Queen Victoria THE GRAPHIC January 26, 1901. Folio, 38pp. Issue on the death of Queen Victoria, with articles on her last days, many illustrations of scenes from her life, large double-page portrait, etc. 1901. £14.00

  396. Rendel family THE YOUNG COMPANION Volume 1, No. 1 January 1897 - No. 12 December (1897). Vol. II, No. 1 January 1898 - (no. 12) December 1898. The illustrated manuscript magazine of a clever, witty and precocious family of children, bound in two volumes, 4to, marbled boards, half calf, rubbed, titled 'The Young Companion' in gilt on spines, boards and one spine detached, sewing rather loose, with the first few leaves of volume I loose. Each number with a full-page watercolour title page - charming scenes such as the six children walking on stilts, the baby on a bicycle, a view of the Queen's carriage on Westminster Bridge on the Jubilee procession, a girl bicycling while reading a copy of 'The Young Companion', 'A view of Nell Gwynn's stable from Parkhurst Schoolroom'. There are 39 photographs, mostly very small, and approx. 10 full-page watercolours, and other pen and ink and watercolour illustrations in the text. Articles include recipes, plays, puzzles, scientific experiments, family gossip, descriptions of stays at relatives, scores and photographs of a cricket match played at Rickettswood, 'the residence of Sir Alex M. Rendel' between two family teams, and a description of the house, a paperchase (illustrated with photograph), fashions, a detailed description of the Queen's Jubilee procession by four different children: they had 'a lot of seats in a window of a store house on Westminster Bridge...' Their grandfather hired an omnibus for them, and there is a photograph of the baby on top of the 'privat omnibus' in front of St. Martins in the Fields, and four other very small photos of the procession. They had 'a Jubilee cake with red white and blue sugar made by our cook, we could not think were (sic) she got the blue sugar from'. A letter from 'Jungly Wallah' sent from India (presumably their grandfather) is pasted in 'I belive your very valuable paper could be made even more interesting by publishing a series of scenes depicting Native Life and Character in the East... I am sending some photographs of performing bears...' These 8 small photos are pasted in. There are also recollections of their early life by older family members, for example the grandmother's memories of her house Ashwick, near Shepton Mallet, and holidays in Weymouth 'we made excursions to Portland & were deeply interested in seeing the convicts at work in the Quarries...'); a memoir by their grandmother, Jane Strachey, nee Grant, of her childhood at Rothiemurchus, Speyside, and in India (being called 'Mother Bunch' by Lord Elgin etc.), and later at a house called Wittenhall. There is an 80th birthday poem for General Sir Richard Strachey, and a detailed description of the dresses worn by 'Grandmama, Aunt Dorothy and Aunt Pippa' when they were presented to the Queen. Visits to Whitestaunton and Marlborough are recounted, with photographs. Milestones in the baby's life are noted in 'Baby's Chronicle', with photos. Robin Rendel describes Winchester slang and rituals. There is a brief family tree of the Rendels, and one of Richard and Jane Strachey and their children, showing Giles Lytton the last but one child. There is a description of a stay at Lawford Hall ('The day that Grandaddy came back, Lytton stepped out on the balcony and made several speeches to us in an exceeding comic manner about the abolition of slaves.') There is are two contributions by Dorothy Shakespeare, a sketch of two hens titled 'Quand ce coq chantera mon amour finira', and a comic letter, in the style of Brutus' speech, to one of the Rendels who was ill. A photograph of her (4" x 3") is pasted in, by the minutes of a meeting at which she is admitted a new member: 'The staff who very much wished to have a prove of Miss Shakespear's Oratorical power asked her to honour the assembly with a few words from the platform... Miss Shakespear choose for her subject: The Play of Julius Caesar at Her Majesty's Theatre...' she is then cross-questioned by the panel about the play. This is possibly the Dorothy Shakespear who married Ezra Pound. 1898-8. £850.00
    Contributors include Richard, Andrew, Elizabeth, Elionor Rendel, H.R. Ricardo (later a well-known engineer), Ralph, Alma, Anna Ricardo. Elionor Rendel, the children's mother, was the eldest child of Sir Richard Strachey and Jane Grant. She appears in the photograph of the Strachey family in the National Portrait Gallery where the family are shown kneeling in imitation of an Elizabethan tomb effigy. (Giles) Lytton Strachey was their uncle. Jane Strachey and 'Aunt Pippa' were leading figures in the Women's Suffrage Movement.

  397. Richmond (George), Publisher, Birmingham REDUCED ORDNANCE SURVEY AROUND BRIGHTON Scale 2 Miles to an Inch. Hand-coloured map, size 38" x 50", linen-backed and folding into 4to boards, marbled endpapers, calf label on front board, gilt title, lacks cloth on spine. With concentric circles centred on Brighton at 1" intervals. c1860. £80.00
    Extends to Crouch End, Romney, part of the Isle of Wight, Arlesford.

  398. Safety and preservative stays AGREEMENT between Joseph Amesbury of Fitzroy Square in the County of Middlesex, Surgeon, Peter Graham of Oxford Street, Upholsterer, and Harriet Wilkins of Berners Street, assigning Amesbury's patent for the manufacture and vending of a body support to Graham, with the proviso that Harriet Wilkins should be employed at Berners Street in the manufacture of the articles at a salary of 25s per week. Manuscript on 6p., folio, plus cover leaf, tied at top corner. Contemporary copy. 1849. £38.00
    The apparatus was for the 'relief or correction of stiffness weakness or distortion of the Human spine chest or limbs'. Joseph Amesbury, 1795-1864, was the author of works on the treatment of deformities of the spine, 1831, 1840.

  399. Safety Fuses HOME TRADE PRICE LIST of Bennett Safety Fuses From 12th September, 1908. Works: Roskear, Camborne. Single 4to sheet printed in red and black on both sides. Stab hole at top and some nicks at right edge, pinned to it is... PRICE LIST The Swansea Safety Fuse Company. 12th September 1908. Printed on one side of 4to sheet. 1908. £12.00

  400. Saint Christopher, West Indies CERTIFICATE printed on vellum, size 13" x 15", with manuscript inserts, affirming that Messrs. De Grave, Short and Tanner of London, Scale Makers, have verified the weights listed, 'stamped and issued for the use of The Island of St. Christopher's.' Signed by the Warden of the Standards. Folded, some wormholes at folds. 1869. £20.00

  401. Siemens ELECTRICAL FITTINGS Bowls, Globes, etc. Catalogue, 11" x 8", 24pp., wraps. 2-3 illustrations per page. Some slight dustmarking at corner of some pages. 1927. £24.00
    Includes 'Italian Alabaster Bowl Fittings' 'Cornelian Glassware Fittings' etc.

  402. Slave Trade AN ACT to explain an Act.... for rendering more effectual an Act.... for the Abolition of the Slave Trade. Pages numbered 805-812, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1818. £15.00

  403. Slave Trade AN ACT for the more effectual suppression of the African Slave Trade. Pages numbered 209-210, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Strahan, 1824. £16.00

  404. Sugar Exports AN ACT to continue.... an Act.... for discontinuing certain Drawbacks and Bounties on the Exportation of Sugar of Great Britain.... Pages numbered 17-18, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1803. £10.00

  405. Surinam Trade AN ACT for indemnifying the Governor of Surinam.... for having permitted the Importation and Exportation of Goods and Commodities in Foreign Bottoms; and for making void all Seizures of Ships, Vessels, or Goods, for any Thing done in pursuance of such Permission. Pages numbered 857-859, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1800. £12.00

  406. Surrey, Berks. ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 269. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 14" x 20". Linen-backed and folding into sm. 8vo marbled wraps. c1880. £15.00
    Covers Windsor Great Park, Staines, Bray.

  407. The Lake District ORDNANCE SURVEY TOURIST MAP Scale 1" to 1 Mile. Cloth backed. Coloured wraps with illustration by Ellis Martin, cream ground. 1925. £9.00

  408. Virgin Islands AN ACT for enabling His Majesty to permit the Importation and Exportation of certain Goods and Commodities into, and from, the Port of Road Harbour, in the Island of Tortola. Pages numbered 689-690, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1806. £14.00

  409. Weller (E) Engr. GREAT WESTERN RAILWAY London to Reading, Oxford &; Continuation to Bristol; Bristol to Plymouth; Oxford to Chester. Lithographed plan in vertical strips on four sheets, each sheet 17" x 12", some outline hand-colouring. Scale " to 1 mile. 1863. £45.00
    From 'The Dispatch Atlas'.

  410. Wilmington, Swanley ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 6" to 1 mile, Sheet IX S.W. Size 12" x 18", plus wide margins. Dissected and mounted on linen, marbled wraps. Water features hand-coloured. Slight browning in places. Second Edition 1898. £12.00

  411. Wiltshire and Staffordshire DEED OF EXCHANGE ... of certain Farms and lands situate at Braydon in the County of Wilts belonging to His Majesty in right of his Duchy of Lancaster for certain Farms and Lands situate at Needwood in the County of Stafford belonging to the Earl of Clarendon, His Majesty and The Chancellor of the Duchy of Lancaster with The Earl of Clarendon. 6 vellum sheets, size 22" x 26", plus two fully coloured manuscript plans on last sheet, showing the two estates, scale 5" = 60 chains. Shows roads, buildings, boundaries, woodland, adjoining owners indicated. Numbers on plans refer to detailed Schedules on 3 of the vellum sheets. Some minor yellowing of vellum in places. 1826. £90.00

  412. Wiltshire, Somerset, Kent AN ACT for vesting part of the Real Estates devised by the Will and Codicils of Henry Lee Warner Esquire, deceased, in New Trustees... and for authorizing the sale of Estates... in Wiltshire, Somerset, Northampton and in the City of Canterbury... for the Purchase of Estates in Norfolk... 43pp., separately paginated, including 7p of detailed Schedules listing properties, occupiers, etc. Sewing loose. Folded with docket title. 1806. £24.00
    Includes Manor of Pertwood, Manor of Dane John, Kent, Manor of Knoll, Somerset.

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