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Lesley Aitchison's - Catalogue 79

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  1. Garden House, Stanford Dingley PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE Of the Freehold Residential Property known as THE GARDEN HOUSE Comprising an enlarged Queen Anne Residence.... in all about 2 acres.... For Sale by Auction.... by Messrs. Daniel Smith, Oakley & Garrard.... on Wednesday, May 8th, 1929. With photographic illust, coloured plan, 9pp, 4to, original printed wraps, staples slightly rusty. 1929. £20.00

  2. Windsor Forest Inclosure AN ACT for enlarging the Time for making the Award respecting His Majesty's Allotments under an Act.... for inclosing Windsor Forest; and for extending the Provisions of the said Act. Pages numbered 1113-1119, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1816. £14.00

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  3. Ald. George White's Gift BOND Between James Mattock, Cooper, Thomas Yate, Baker, and John Somers, Brewer, of Bristol, and Nicholas Meredith, Chamberlain, relative to Mattocks' undertaking to repay the 'free loan' he receives from the City out of George White's charity. On paper, 16" x 13", in Latin and English. Attested contemporary copy. Note on verso "The orriginall sent by Mr Stratton to New England to (illegible) of James Mattock". 11th Nov. 1653. £26.00
    In 1635 George White left money to provide loans of 20 for 10 poor freemen of the city.

  4. All Saints WATCH RATE Printed letter, in large type-face, with manuscript inserts, summoning William Highman, of the King David, St. Michael's Hill, to appear before the Alderman of All Saints for non-payment of his rates 'for paying the Salaries and Wages of the Night-Constable and Watchmen... Signed John Haythorne. 1834. £10.00

  5. Blaise Castle BLAISE HAMLET To Mrs Harford of Blaise Castle Henbury, Gloucestershire. This Plate of the Cottages composing Blaise Hamlet, is most respectfully dedicated by The Publisher. Lithograph showing the nine cottages in three rows of three, each named. Size 10" x 13", margins slightly trimmed, some light brownish marks at left and right margins. Bristol, Printed & Published by T. Bedford. £40.00

  6. Britton (J) A.L.S. from John Britton to Mr W. Strong, informing him that his essay on the Architecture of Redcliffe Church is being printed by the Churchwardens, who are preparing a large public meeting "to take active measure to promote a subscription & begin their restoration." He complains that he has had no reply from Mr Foster to whom he had sent his "Toddn. Vol." and "Mr Braikenridge has also cut me. Alas. I am deserted..." He also mentions his work on Windsor Castle and his description of Richmond. "The account of my native parish is also nearly ready for the Wiltshire Topographical Socy." 3 sides small 8vo, slightly foxed. Oct. 14th 1842. £24.00

  7. Building works REPORT OF THE COMMISSIONERS of Her Majesty's Woods, Forests, Works and Buildings... on the Bristol Building Act Amendment Bill (xii pp.)... with... MINUTES of Evidence taken before J.M. Herbert and A. Poynter, At the Guildhall, in the City of Bristol, respecting the Bristol Building and Improvement Act Amendment Bill. 39pp., folio, disbound. 1847. £30.00
    Concerns proposals to widen Bristol Bridge, improve access to Clifton, to the Railway Station etc., and demolish properties in central Bristol, creating Victoria Street, etc.

  8. 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.

  9. Douglas Motors Limited, Kingswood SPARE PARTS LIST OF THE DOUGLAS E.W. MODEL March Issue, 1927. 31pp., 8vo., wraps. Lists number and price of each part. 1927. £25.00

  10. Fox (Francis) LETTER to Mr. Fry asking him to accept a copy of his book on the Merchant Taylors. He would like to see the society 'taken up & revived by the Liberal party in our city'. 2 sides sm. 8vo, headed notepaper, small waterstain top corner. Clifton, 22nd Dec. 1880. £14.00
    Fox's book on the Merchant Taylors was published in a Limited Edition of 50 copies in 1880.

  11. 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


  12. Garrard (Thomas) REFERENCE. A handwrittten reference from Thomas Garrard Chamberlain of Bristol, attesting to the good character of Stephen Burton and family on the eve of his departure for Australia. They are "of great respectability and long standing in this city." 1 side of a folded foolscap sheet. With a very fine wax seal of Chamberlain's Office, 1" dia. showing a purse of money. 4th August, 1852. £20.00
    Presumably this either did not accompany Burton to Australia, or he did not go to Australia at this time.

  13. Geographic Ltd. GEOGRAPHIA LARGE SCALE PLAN OF BRISTOL With Complete Index to Streets. Large folding map, with inset plans of Avonmouth Docks, etc. Stations and boundaries printed in red. Street Index. c1930's. £8.00

  14. George's Sons, Bristol THREE BOOKSELLERS CATALOGUES Topography & Genealogy. 1905. 56pp. Slight browning; The 21st Collection of Old & Curious Literature. Books and Manuscripts. Catalogue 141. 26pp., n.d. c1890; Book List 343. Military Catalogue. 40pp. n.d. 1920.... together with... George Gregory. Botany and Natural History. 72pp, c1910. 4 items. 1905-1920. £18.00

  15. Hart (A), Compiler A CATALOGUE OF PERIODICALS Printed in Bristol 1820-1840. 26pp., sm. folio, stapled in wraps. 1972. £8.00
    A University of Leicester Victorian Studies Centre Publication.

  16. Hellier (Elizabeth) QUITCLAIM whereby Elizabeth Hellier of Bristol, Spinster (one of the Legatees named in the will of Elizabeth Symonds) releases to Sarah Dring all her interest in the estate of Elizabeth Symonds. 1p, sm. folio, manuscript, signed by E. Hellier and 2 witnesses, with small wax seal. Blank conjoint leaf with docket title... together with.... 1p document signed by her and the same witnesses, with wax seal, authorising Edward James one of the Proctors of the Consistorial Court of the Bishop of Bristol to appear for her in the said court. 2 items. 1727. £30.00

  17. Hilhouse (Shipbuilders) INSTRUCTIONS FOR CLERKS Manuscript on folio sheets, written in a small hand, setting out work to be carried out day be day, from Monday to Saturday, comprising: a sheet titled 'CH. in reference to his mode of working and the plans drawn out for the Clerks.' Lists CH(ilhouse?) routine 'at 10 Frost Walker and Atkin, if they have any questions to propose are to come in, and then immediately after CH will go to the Ships under Repair...'. There are two pages of instructions for James Taylor (one dated October 1838), e.g. 'Rigging Loft Book - see that Davies keeps this properly...', 1p for Mr Dando 'Timber Purchase - English Oak and Elm, Red and Yellow Pine... examine the quantity charged and get Mr Hill to affix his initial to the price', 1p for Mr Walker... together with.... Papers relating to a case In Chancery in which George Hilhouse was Receiver, between Josiah Gist and William Fowke, listing estates in the cause, with Tenants Names, name of Farm, etc., rent arrears, etc. 1p., large folio, includes properties in Gloucestershire, Oxfordshire etc., together with '2p. large folio, 'Payments and Allowances' listing cost of glazing, tiling etc. 1819. £45.00
    The firm of Hilhouse was taken over by Charles Hill, a partner, in the 1840's.

  18. Hudd (Alfred), Bristol author LETTER to Lewis Way from Alfred E. Hudd, thanking him for returning a missing deed he had borrowed from All Saints Church, which must have been 'packed up with the Ashton Court MSS while I was making a sketch of the Smythe merchant mark'. He encourages Mr. Way 'to compile a book on the subject of 'the Smyths of Long Ashton'. 3 sides on headed notepaper, sm. 8vo. Dec. 19th, 1908. £14.00

  19. Hully (T), Sketched by NEW PUMP ROOM, BRISTOL HOTWELLS Lithograph, size 7" x 10", plus margins. View shows the pump room from a near a building on the opposite side of the river. Shows Windsor terrace in the distance, boats on river. Some feint greyish marks at corners in margins, one small light spot in sky area. Edges of paper slightly trimmed. Bristol. Pubd. by T. Bedford, High Street. c1830. £50.00

  20. Ingram (John) LETTER to Charles Wills, thanking him for a photograph of Chatterton's "supposed birthroom. I will keep it in my private collection of Chattertoniana." He encloses order forms "in case any of your friends care to buy the book." 1 side of a folded 4to sheet. London, July 25th, 1910. £14.00
    Ingram's 'The True Chatterton' was published in 1910.

  21. Nicholls (J.F) LETTER dated City Library May 13, 1874, to 'My dear Friend' T. Knight, asking him to look through the proof sheets he encloses for omissions and errors 'now the hurry is tremendous to it must go forth with its imperfections...' 1p, 4to, folds. 1874. £10.00

  22. Rowbotham (T.L) drawn by THE CLIFTON SUSPENSION BRIDGE Height fom High Water mark 230 ft. Distance betwen Piers 630 ft. Height of the Piers 70 ft. Estimated Cost 57,000. Lithograph by Day & Haghe, size 7" x 11", plus margins, showing a view upstream, sailing boats on the river, two men on rocks in foreground, bridge with sphinxes on the piers. Some light discolouration at corners, probably where once lightly pasted in an album at corners, slightly obtruding onto image at top corners. Margins trimmed slightly. c1831. £50.00
    This was Brunel's winning design for the competition held in 1831. The building was abandoned until the 1860's, when it was finished without the Egyptian elements.

  23. Syer (J) Drawn by VIEW OF BRISTOL, FROM BRANDON HILL. Tinted lithograph, size approx. 8" x 12", plus margins, some spotting and a 3" tear to margins neatly repaired to verso. Published by I.H. Weston, Broad Street, Bristol: c184-. £85.00
    A fine view across the city showing the many church towers and steeples, from St. Paul's church on the left to the Cathedral and St. Mary Redcliffe on the right, pottery chimneys smoking in distance, people in fore-ground, including a child holding a kite.

  24. Wine Merchant's LETTER BOOK of James Evens, of the firm Evens & Sons, Bridge Street, 1880 - 1920, and E.D. Evens, 1928. 280 pages of copies on flimsy paper, mainly handwritten, a few typed, plus many pages of blanks. The letters mainly concern the division of capital between the family, and ensuing arguments: James Evens writes of his older brother "his advice was to decline the offer and go out to Cognac and lay everything before Mr Martell". Some letters refer to accounts of "The Valley Water Mills Colour Co." 4to, rubbed boards and worn morocco spine, a few sheets cut out, some copies rather feint. Indelible ownership stamp inside front board, a few ballpoint notes re. the company on first page. 1880-1928. £50.00

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  25. Bourton Estate HIGHLY IMPORTANT AGRICULTURAL PROPERTY Extending to about 1,125 acres, embracing Four Excellent Dairy and Stock Farms.... To be offered by Auction by Humbert & Flint On Thursday, October 10th, 1918.... Folio, original wraps, 11pp, large coloured folding plan. Vertical fold. 1918. £30.00

  26. 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

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  27. Christleton, Pulford WILL of Robert Townsend of Christleton, Chester 16p, large folio, plus a 1p codicil of 1788 referring to a sum for his wife to pay window tax etc. on his property at Leftwich. First page with old tape repairs on verso, last two pages slightly worn at right-hand edge. Will and codicil signed by Townsend, with remains of small wax seals, and witnessed with three signatures. Tied with black silk ribbon, folded, rough outer cover. 1786 £40.00
    Leaves money to two of his nieces proportionate to the money he had spent setting up their brothers, one as Clerk to an Attorney, and one as a Midshipman on the 'Hampton Court' Man of War. To his wife he leaves his household goods and furniture at his house in Christleton, with his 'grey gelding, Post Chaise and Harness.... Three Tuns of Hay, Water Cart...', leaves property in Worcestershire to his daughter. Refers to a house 'by me lately erected... in a close in Christleton called Stony Dale', and to his Manor of Pulford with the Advowson of the Church of Pulford.

  28. Shavington-cum-Gresty AUCTION POSTER. Sale of Freehold Property in Shavington-cum-Gresty, Cheshire, on the 31st of July. To be Sold by Mr Fowles, At the House of Mr Higgins, known as the "Royal Hotel," Crewe, On Friday, the 31st of July, 1857.... Size approx. 13" x 8", printed on one side only, few contemporary ink sums, folds. E.H. Griffiths, Printer and Stationer, Nantwich. 1857. £15.00
    Lists the property with acreage.

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  29. Bacon's COUNTY GUIDE AND MAP OF CORNWALL From the Ordnance Survey. Folding coloured map, linen-backed, 16pp., guide. Small 8vo boards with label. c1900. £12.00

  30. 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

  31. Crowan MORTGAGE of 34 acres, part of Pengelly, and Trelabras, in Crowan, W. Williams to Jacob Lory. 3p., folio, vellum, red lined margins. 1897. £10.00

  32. Devon Consols Mine, Stokeclimsland FOR SALE BY PUBLIC AUCTION on Thursday the 7th December, 1854, at Twelve O'Clock at Noon, on the Devon Consols West Mine.... The Whole of the Valuable Mine Materials &c Comprising: a 14in Cylinder Steam Pumping Engine, Equal Beam, 6 feet Stroke, with Boiler, Balance Bob; Horse Whim; Winch and Chain; Sheers and Sheaves; about 30fms 3in. Whim Rope.... Poster, size 22" x 17", listing 43 items of mine equipment. Brown off-setting of lettering throughout, as often happens when several posters stored together, small hole in one letter at top, a few edge tears, and some small repaired tears in part of text where paper is slightly brittle. Solicitor's note regarding affadavit of one John Clemo concerning this advertisement. 1854. £80.00

  33. Gayre (Lt. Col. G.R) CORNISH MEAD COOKERY Part 1. Soups. Booklet, 23pp., 8vo., wraps. c1940. £4.00
    Includes 'Pheasant Hippocras Soup', etc.

  34. Helston BOND for 520, Thomas Cock of Marazion and William Rogers of St. Hilary to John Hill of Helston. 52 lines on paper, size 22" x 16", in English, with preamble in Latin. Signed by Cock and Rogers with good small armorial wax seals. Witnessed with attractive signatures. Relates to a messuage with house and garden etc. in Wendron Street, Helston. On verso is a declaration by Thomas's son Robert that he will take over the obligation on attaining the age of 21. 16 lines, signed by him and witnessed. 1718. £30.00
    John Hill had begun a prosecution in the Court of the Exchequer against Thomas Cock.

  35. Illogan A LIST OF PERSONS IN ARREAR for the great and small Tythes of Illogan to Wm. Sandys Mch. 1773 as follows... Alphabetical list of 31 names with sums owed, some with notes such as 'poor', 'blind and poor' (one strangely 'dead and poor'). Large 4to sheet. Some later notes of 1775 as to whether paid. Some notes on verso. 1773. £26.00

  36. Illogan DUPLICATE GRANT of the right to stream and work for tin on hereditaments situate in the Parish of Illogan, The Rt. Hon Viscount Clifden to William Wickett and others. Printed on vellum, in booklet form, 4to. 9 printed pages, red ruled margins, sewn. With folding plan on waxed cotton 9" x 35", scale 1/2500th, showing area from Rayle Bottom to Shuffley. 1911. £36.00

  37. Kenwyn LEASE of house and orchard at Bossore Chapple, with Common of Pasture and Turbary in Bossore Downs ('all Timber Trees of Oake Ash and Elme and all Tin Toll Tin and Tinworkes.... free liberty.... to dig and search for Tin....'), John Wilken of Kenwyn to Samuel Luke, Tinner, of Kenwyn. Paper, 16" x 20", small wax seal. Attractive engraved heading. Folded, a few small foxing spots and small edge tears. 1710. £22.00

  38. Kenwyn OBLIGATION BOND of John Tippett of Kenwyn to Stephen Roberts of St. Agnes. 1p., in Latin and English, signed by Tippett with small wax seal, and two witnesses. Small repaired tear. 1731. £24.00

  39. Launceston Railway SUBSCRIPTIONS Manuscript on one page, sm. folio, listing 25 'Town Subscriptions' with name and amount contributed, in a fine hand.... together with.... LETTER from John Curland to Mary Pearse, encouraging her support for the railway, saying he is enclosing a 'list of subscriptions for shares the result of the last few days applications.... it indicates a very general wish for the rail....' 2p., sm. 8vo. Oct. 23rd, 1860. £30.00

  40. Liskeard REPORT OF THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY OF THE BOROUGH OF LISKEARD. 2pp, with a folding plan, by R.K. Dawson, coloured in outline. Scale 4" to 1 mile, and a Plan of the Borough, Scale 1" to a mile. Folio, disbound, some slight off-setting and waterstaining on text leaf. 1837. £20.00

  41. Mabe COUNTERPART LEASE of a dwellinghouse and land, part of the estate of Carnsew containing 18 acres, Thomas Williams Reed of Trevissome, Mylor, to William Spargo of Mabe. 2 large vellum sheets, wax seal. Manuscript plan, size 6" x 14", at foot of second sheet, scale 3 chains to an inch. There is also a Schedule relating to the plan. 1869. £18.00

  42. Manor of Manaton HUGH MALLETT. DEBT TO WM. HILL ESQ. Manuscript, 1p., folio, folded, listing rents (for example Sir John Call Bart. one year's Chief Rent of Coombe Down...'), and deductions (e.g. By allowed Sir John Call for 25 apple trees planted in the Orchard of part of Manaton at 2s 3d. per tree..., By allowed for 15 sheev of Reed used on the Barn belonging to Sir John Call...') 1799. £16.00

  43. Newquay PHOTOGRAPH size 9" x 11", mounted on album leaf. Shows harbour with three boats moored, one with sails up, in foreground, looking across the small bay to houses on cliff. Some slight darkening at extreme bottom edge. Small name impressed bottom left which seems to be 'H. Waren'. c1890. £18.00

  44. Pednandrea Mine AN ACCOUNT OF COPPER ORE RISEN in the Disputed Land between Lord Clinton and .... Hill Esq. in Pednandrea Mine. Manuscript on one side of paper 11" x 4". Lists weights, price per ton, and value, with dues, for 1799, 1800, 1801. 18 sums listed. 1799-1801. £15.00
    'The above dues paid at Sundry Times to Lord Clinton's Agent'.

  45. Perranarworthal PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Properties which Messrs. Johns & Hocking will offer for Sale by Auction.... Truro, the 29th day of July, 1902. Folio, 6pp., folded. Two large coloured folding plans. 1902. £35.00
    Concerns properties in parishes of Perranarworthal, Kea, Gwennap. Includes tenement of Chycoose, Cusgarne; tenement at Terrandean; Miners' Arms Inn, Higher Bissoe, part of Greenwith, etc. at Perranarworthal.

  46. Redruth LEASE of two pieces of land part of Gweal Paul, Alfred Jenkin, Agent, to Francis Mitchell, Engineer. Large vellum sheet, wax seal. Some slight yellowing. 1836. £12.00

  47. Redruth LETTER from John Peter, Town Hall, Redruth, March 23, 1878, to Henry Middleton, giving him notice to quit Trevarth Stamps. 1 page, small 8vo, blank conjoint leaf. 1878. £16.00
    He says if the tin market improves the Adventurers 'may be willing to take them again', but that now 'things re looking very bad and the tributers refuse to continue'.

  48. Redruth REPORT OF THE DIRECTORS of Messrs. Menhennet, Chapman & Co. Ltd., Tailors and Outfitters, Redruth. 4pp., folded with docket title. Gives Balance Sheet and Profit & Loss Account. 1942. £6.00

  49. St. Agnes ASSIGNMENT for 99 years of leasehold hereditaments part of the Manor of Goonearl, Joel Clemo to James James. 3p., folio, folded, red-lined margins. Wax seals. 1897. £8.00

  50. St. Aubyn family OBLIGATION BOND of Sir Edward St. Aubyn of St. Michaels Mount to Martha St. Aubyn of Chertsey, Surrey, for 10,000. 2p., sm. folio. Signed with wax seal. 1869. £8.00

  51. St. Just BOND A Bill binding Thomas Lanyon of St. Just, Yeoman, to pay 204. to Humphrey Pascoe of St. Ives, Merchant. 1p. sm. folio, blank adjoining leaf with docket title and note on interest on verso, small wax seal, signed Lanyon and witnessed by Wm. Usticke, Jn. Harvey, D. Leskey(?). 1728. £25.00

  52. Stannary Affidavits AN ACT to facilitate the taking of Affidavits and Affirmations in the Court of the Vice-Warden of the Stannaries of Cornwall. Pages numbered 305-307, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1834. £12.00

  53. 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.

  54. Truro ASSIGNMENT of 13 Lemon Street pursuant to the trusts of the Settlement. Martha Hodge to Vivian Pearce of Hayle. Vellum, 3p. folio, red margins. Small wax seals. 1902. £8.00

  55. 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.

  56. 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

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  57. Carlisle, Wigton, Caldbeck PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Several Estates Situate at Black Hall & White Quay, in the Parish of St. Cuthbert, Carlisle, Buckaban in the Parish of Caldbeck; Barney House in the Parish of Wigton; Gillbrow in the Parish of Lorton.... containing altogether 463 Acres.... all of which will be offered for Sale by Auction.... 30th day of October, 1868. 6pp folio, plus leaf with docket title, folded. 7 lithographed plans, hand coloured in outline, five of which are folding, by John Pears, Land Surveyor, Penwith. 1868. £55.00

  58. Kendal LETTER from John Whitwell, dated Kendal June 26th 1834, to Ann Atkinson in Finsbury Pavement, London. 3p, 4to, integral address panel with wax seal and 2 postmarks. The writer obviously a Quaker, refers to various meetings, visit to Shap '14 to 15 small sleeping rooms have been added and much done & doing in the way of laying out planting &c.... saw Moreland Meeting for the first time, it is a very quiet sequestered spot.', financial matters 'What a large hole in the funds of the National Stock D. Wheeler seems to have made.... I hope friends will let it pass by this time....' 1834. £25.00

  59. Stanwix TO BE SOLD BY PUBLIC AUCTION all that ancient Tenement or Farm, called Linstock Castle, comprising a dwelling house and farm buildings and 97 acres... together with a fishery in the River Eden... Also all that tenement or farm called Castle Shields... 1p., folio, 2 folding plans, hand-coloured in outline, docket title. Edge of one map ragged, and edge of leaf with docket title worn. 1868. £22.00
    With schedule of closes of land.

  60. Wigton FEOFFMENT of a parcel of ground in Wigton, called the Croft, part of land formerly called Black Swan Croft, near John Meal's warehouse, Anne Drewry to George Winter. Vellum, size 21" x 27", two small holes affecting a few letters, wax seal. 1820. £16.00

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  61. Pigot & Co. DERBYSHIRE Engraved map, outline colour, engraved surface approx. 14" x 8", plus margins, vignette. Reference to the Hundreds. Stab holes near top edge in margin, some slight dustmarking at extreme edges. c1850. £25.00

  62. Smith (C) A NEW MAP OF THE COUNTY OF DERBY Divided into Hundreds. Hand-coloured, folding map dissected and mounted on linen, overall size approx. 19" x 17", margins trimmed, original card slipcase, rubbed. Some slight browning in parts. 1801. £18.00

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  63. Aylscott (Alverdiscott) FINE Verified copy, on paper, size 8" x 12", in Latin, for 100, George Hooper, plaintiff, Peter Hooper and Frances his wife, defendants. Concerns one messuage 25 acres of land 4 acres meadow, 20 acres pasture etc. in Easter Aylscott, Wester Aylscott, Westdowne and Westdowne Wood. With signature of John(?) Lee attesting it as a true copy. 1693 (copied 1699). £18.00

  64. Barnstaple TO BE LET with Immediate Possession... Lot 1 A close of land called Underwood Meadow..... Lot 2 The Breach Field... The above are situate near Rawleigh Factory. For Letting the same a Survey will be held at the Ring of Bells.... Handbill, printed on one side only, size 8" x 7", top right corner torn. Searle, Printer, Barnstaple, 4th April, 1833. £18.00

  65. Barnstaple, Holland Street, TO BE SOLD By Auction... 6th November inst. By W. Hutton, at the Residence of the late Mrs. Dean, A Quantity of Household Furniture Consisting of A set of mahogany Dining, Card, Tea & other Tables, neat Sofa, Cherry-tree Chairs with stuffed seats... Handbill, size 8" x 7", printed in bold type, the word 'Furniture' in a decorative shadowed type composed of small circles. Brightwell & Sons, Printers, Barnstaple. October 29th, 1833. £24.00

  66. Bishop's Teignton LETTER 3pp., small 8vo, on paper with view of 'C.F. Carpenter's Health Resort' at head. 14. Feb. 1890. £8.00
    'This place and baths &c have set me up wonderfully'.

  67. Braunton ASSIGNMENT of the Equity of Redemption in a Field or Close of Land adjoining the road from Braunton to Saunton, Thomas Huxtable, Blacksmith, to Edward Mock. Vellum, size 21" x 28", wax seals. 1875. £10.00

  68. Brunskill (Stephen), of Polsloe Park AN ACT to provide for the management and repairs of the Estates devised by the Will of Stephen Brunskill.... 26pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1877. £14.00
    There is an 8pp schedule of the property concerned giving a Description, Owner or Occupier, & Tenure & Rent. Refers to Polsloe House, and property in Thurlestone, Heavitree and Dittisham.

  69. Buckfastleigh CONVEYANCE of two pieces of land known as Mill Field and Bottom Park at Kilbury, T. Edwards to G. Arscott. 5 large folio pages in MS, sewn at corner, with coloured sketch map on waxed cotton, 7" square. 'Duplicate copy.' 14th July 1891. £12.00

  70. Devon County Council TOTNES and Dartington Outline Plan. 16pp., oblong small folio. Folding plan, illusts. Wraps. January 1972. £7.00

  71. Devon Poor AN ACT to repeal an Act, passed in the Ninth Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, intituled, An Act for the more effectual Relief of the Poor in the County of Devon.... Black Letter. 5pp. 1773. £14.00

  72. Dibdin (T.C) and Vivian (Edward) TOR CHURCH. Tinted lithograph. Drawn by T.C. Dibdin from a sketch by E. Vivian. On stone by E. Gauci. Size approx. 8" x 12", plus margins. Printed by M. & N. Hanhart, c1841. £40.00
    A view of the church with a man holding a stick leaning against a tomb looking at the church.

  73. Dibdin (T.C) and Vivian (Edward) TORQUAY, FROM WALDRON HILL. Tinted lithograph. Drawn by T.C. Dibdin from a sketch by E. Vivian. On stone by E. Gauci. Size approx. 8" x 12", plus margins. Printed by M. & N. Hanhart, c1841. £70.00
    A very attractive view across the terraces of houses and the harbour, sailing ships in harbour, men hauling nets on beach etc.

  74. Dibdin (T.C) and Vivian (Edward) BABBICOMBE, FROM PETIT TOR. Tinted lithograph. Drawn by T.C. Dibdin from a sketch by E. Vivian. On stone by E. Gauci. Size approx. 8" x 11", plus wide margins. Some feint browning in plate. Printed by M. & N. Hanhart, c1841. £40.00
    A view across the bay, with a boy asleep on rocks near sheep in foreground.

  75. East Stonehouse Chapel AN ACT for rebuilding the Chapel of East Stonehouse.... Black Letter. Cover leaf + 9pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1787. £14.00

  76. Harberton PARTICULARS of Valuable Property called 'Maryland', for Sale by Auction at the Castle Hotel, Totnes, Tuesday, October 9th, 1883. 3pp., folio, includes Schedules. Wear at fold on last leaf. 1883. £12.00

  77. Hartland AN ACT to enable the Governors of the Hospital of King James founded in Charterhouse to endow the Perpetual Curacy of Hartland with a fixed provision out of the Tithes of the Rectory of Hartland aforesaid.... and to sell... certain Lands at Hartland.... 8pp. 1842. £14.00

  78. Hawkins (G), Lith. ILFRACOMBE FROM HILLSBOROUGH Lithograph, size 9" x 12", plus margins. Published by J. Banfield, c1837. £32.00
    Shows view across the bay with Lantern Hill in middle distance, sheep on rocks in foreground.

  79. Huntsham Court AN ACT for authorizing the Trustees of the Will of the Reverend Edward Berkeley Troyte... to pull down the existing Family Mansion of Huntsham Court, and to build a new Family Mansion on a fresh Site... 30pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1866. £14.00

  80. Incledon (B) RENT RECEIPTS Record of yearly rents received from Mrs Sharland, May 1761,65,67,68,69,72,77,81. Five receipts signed by Benjamin Incledon, 4 on his behalf. 2p, sm. folio. 1761-81. £18.00
    Benjamin Incledon was a genealogist and Recorder for Barnstaple.

  81. Littleham & Exmouth LEASE of land called the Bushy Park, comprising 8 acres with strip of land to make a road, Lord Rolle to Thomas Moon. Large vellum sheet, signed Rolle with wax seal. Ink very slightly faded but always easily legible. 1821. £12.00

  82. Martinhoe DEED OF BARGAIN AND SALE for 99 years determinate on the lives of Richard Dallin, John Pasmore and Revd. B. Yeo, Inrolled in the High Court of Chancery. John Chichester and Elizabeth his wife 'agree to bargain and sell to Hamond Marshall of Loxhore the Advowson Right of Patronage and Presentation to the Rectory and parsonage of Martinhoe and all Manor of Glebe Lands profits, priviledges'. Vellum, 10" x 16", signed by John and Elizabeth with wax seals on brown tape. Some words very rubbed, wear along 1" of one fold. Some recent genealogical notes about John and Elizabeth written in pencil on verso. 1750. £26.00
    Marshall was to pay them 'a piece of gold of the coin of Portugal called a double John' and 50.

  83. Newton Cricket Club SCORING BOOK for Newton Nomads. Completed in pencil, 1922-32. 'Sports Trader' Series, 8vo, covers loose. 1922-32. £8.00

  84. Northlew APPOINTMENT and Conveyance in Fee of Church Town Meadow in Northlew, John Smale to John Smale the Younger. Vellum, size 23" x 26". 1859. £14.00
    Concerned 4 acres called Church Parks.

  85. Pilton LETTERS OF ADMINISTRATION of Lettice Holmead of South Pilton. Vellum, 5" x 8", in Latin, signed by John Abbot. Remains of wax seal on tag. 1642. £28.00

  86. Plymouth ASSIGNMENT of the residue of a Term of 1000 years of property in Southside Street in Plymouth in trust to attend the fee, Samuel Champion the Administrator of Joseph Ball, Pipemaker, of Plymouth, to George How. Two large vellum sheets, 3 wax seals. 1770. £22.00

  87. Plymouth CONVEYANCE of Sundry Lands in Plymouth, Christopher Harris, Mercer, Mortgagee and Thomas Emmett, Yeoman, Mortgagee, to Gregory Miller. 7 large vellum sheets, 4 wax seals. 7 large vellum sheets, 4 wax seals. Outside dusty. 1770. £20.00
    Refers to messuage on the South side of Haynes's Lane otherwise Pins Lane leading from Southside Street to Grey-friars Street. Names many previous occupiers of the premises.

  88. Plymouth Quays AN ACT to authorise the levy of rates at the Turnchapel Quays and Wharves at Plymouth and to confer various powers on the owners of those quays and wharves. 7pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1898. £10.00

  89. Plymouth RELEASE of one messuage being the corner house leading up Haynes's Lane in Plymouth, one Garden Plot leading to the Hoe, one tenement adjoining to the said corner house, two curtiledges, one Garden, one Chamber with a little Cellar, Elizabeth Hasler the daughter and co-heir of Edward Cocke to William Allen of Stourbridge, Worcestershire, Apothecary. Vellum, size 16" x 24", signed by Elizabeth with wax seal. Neatly written in a very clear script. Witnessed on verso. Vellum dust-stained on part of verso where titled. 1691. £40.00
    William Allen was to give Elizabeth 50 plus an annuity and 'meat drink washing and lodging' for life.

  90. Plymouth RELEASE of several Tenements in Southside Street and Pins Lane Plymouth in Consideration of 650, William Davis Phillips and Thos. Emmett and others to John Brooks. 2 large vellum sheets, attractive engraved heading with coat of arms, 5 wax seals showing a man on horseback. 1760. £40.00

  91. Plymouth, Ermington WILL of Thomas Emmett, Yeoman. Large folio sheet, a few lines on back of sheet, folds. Small hole at one fold with loss of a few letters. 1766. Attested copy made 1767. £22.00
    Bequeathes numerous properties in Plymouth to his family, including houses in Southside Stree, Pins Lane, New Street, a house partly in Market Street and partly on the New Quay, etc., and a house called Worsford in Ermington, as well as the house in Stonehouse Lane, Plymouth where he lives. Mentions occupiers of the premises.

  92. Plympton St. Mary GRANT of two closes in Plympton Mary of 23 acres, Adam Strode of Ugborough, Gentleman, to William Strode his second son. Vellum, 10" x 24", signed by Adam Strode, tag, but lacking wax seal. Closely written in a small hand, calligraphic initial letter. A few words slightly rubbed. Recent title written on verso in ink. 1661. £40.00

  93. Seaton CONVEYANCE of six houses in Sidmouth Street, Seaton, William Cox and William Row to William Wilkins. On vellum, with red ruled margins, 2p. Wax seals. 1892. £8.00


  94. South Molton NOTEBOOK containing observations, mostly of a sarcastic and gossipy nature, on acquaintances in and from South Molton. 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. 1884. £140.00
    'W.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'

  95. St. Andrew and Charles, Plymouth INDENTURE OF A FINE William May, Plaintiff, Thomas Emmett and Elizabeth his wife, Deforciants. Vellum, size 16", in English. Refers to 12 messuages, 4 gardens and 2 acres of meadow, 2 acres of furze, etc., in the Parishes of St. Andrew and Charles. 1756. £22.00

  96. Stowford, Lewtrenchard ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Four maps, scale 6" to 1 mile, on stiff paper, size 13" x 17" plus margins, Sheet Nos. LXXXVII.N.W, N.E, S.W, S.E. Some water-features coloured. First edition without contours, 1888. £32.00
    Covers Broadwood Widger, Thrushelford, Combebow, Sprytown, Eastcott.

  97. Tawstock POSTER 28" x 19", advertising auction of farm called Eastacombe. Folds. Affixed to corner is 4p. manuscript conditions of sale. With schedule giving field names etc. 1881. £18.00

  98. West Pulford RELEASE and Assurance of a Barton known as Church Town Barton, Charles Walker and others to Richard Walter. 2 large vellum sheets, 10 wax seals. Some rubbing of lettering at folds. 1852. £12.00

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  99. Beaminster Prima and Secunda, Manors of CONDITIONAL SURRENDER moieties of Higher Meerhay Farm in Beaminster, Emily and Sophie Steele to Harriet Crode. Vellum, size 23" x 27". 1859. £12.00

  100. Beaminster SETTLEMENT of Chapple Marsh on his Marriage with Miss Susanna Baker, Doctor Dunning to Carey Creed and others. 2 vellum sheets, 20" x 30", 3 wax seals. Slight yellowing on first sheet. 1772. £22.00

  101. Bridport CHRISTMAS CARD from A.M. Broadley, The Knapp, Bradpole. Size 6" x 9", specially printed on thick card with a view drawn by C.G. Harper of the old Ship Inn at Morecomblake. Printed inside with a description of the site, and Christmas greetings. Pasted in is a manuscript note about the Ship. 1913. £6.00
    Broadley wrote on Dorset history and on freemasonry.

  102. Burton LEASE of a cottage, shop, stable and garden in Burton, George Pitt of Iwerne Courtney to John Lawrence of Burton, yeoman. Vellum, size 14" x 23", armorial wax seal. 1724. £22.00
    Names three 'lives'.

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

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

  105. 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

  106. Quakers TIMES AND PLACES FOR HOLDING THE MEETINGS for discipline of Friends of Shaftesbury and Sherborne Monthly Meetings for 1873. Lists meetings at Bridport, Marnhull etc., and Quarterly Meetings of Bristol and Somerset. Small 8vo sheet printed on one side only. 1873. £12.00

  107. Sherborne, Piddletown, Beaminster ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XVIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 31". Traces of old fold, three repaired marginal tears, slight darkening of paper down 3" wide on right hand side. O.S. blindstamp 1867. £30.00
    Also covers part of Somerset.

  108. Stoke Abbott, Beaminster, South Perrott etc. LOCAL HISTORY NOTES Extracts from John Banger Russell's Manuscripts. 1779. Notebook, 4to, manuscript on 25 completely full pages, with an index. Cloth boards, splits at spine, manuscript label with title as above. Includes brief account of his early life, and his opinions, chronology of Beaminster, account of local families, street names, description of Clifton House, history of surrounding farms and tenements including Marsh Farm, Shatcombe, Wall, Chartnole Farm, Meerhay, Mosterton, Ribblewood, 'Account of Farms in Poorstock' etc. Probably copied c 1900. £45.00
    Much on ownership of different manors and farms going back to Elizabethan times. 'Picket Farm once belonged to the Moors... part of the Farm House seems to have been formerly a Chappel'. 'Mosterton... Mr Hutchins gives the Manor to Sr. Wm. Oglander. This is wrong....' John Banger Russell is referred to in Hine's 'History of Beaminster'.

  109. Swanage ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 343. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19", plus margins. One small wormhole in sea area. About three quarters of map is sea. 1897. £18.00
    Covers Studland, Worth Matravers, Corfe Castle.

  110. Swanage PARTICULARS & CONDITIONS OF SALE of Valuable Freehold Properties situate at Swanage.... for sale by Public Auction at the Town Hall, Swanage.... on Monday 17th day of May, 1897. Folio, 4pp, folded. 1897. £10.00
    Includes Newton Cottage, Albany Terrace, etc.

  111. Symondsbury ASSIGNMENT between Samuel Coade of Lyme Regis and George Follett of Exeter of a messuage in Symondsbury and closes of land called Easthay, Westhay and Vears. Vellum, size 24" x 33", 9 wax seals. Vellum spotted from damp but perfectly legible. 1792. £12.00

  112. 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.

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  113. Middleham LETTER to a Mr Wood from Jonathan Yarker, about the auction sale of 'three beastgates on Middleham Moor' explaining why he declined to bid more than 39 a gate 'exceeding the price you intended to give, which was a very sufficient one'. 1p. 4to. Middleham July 19th, 1765. £9.00

  114. Walker, Printer THE IVY GREEN and Woodman Spare that Tree. Slip ballad, size 9" x 7", printed in two columns with a woodcut illustration above each song, the first showing a huntsman carousing, the other a tree with a deer. Border. Number 1 in bottom margin. Some small tears along 1" at right edge. c1840. £25.00
    'The brave old plant in its lonely days/Shall fatten on the past/For the stateliest building man can raise/Is the ivy's food at last.' Illustrated in Leslie Shephard's 'The History of Street Literature'.

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  115. Brightlingsea ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXXVII (New Series) Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding into 8vo paper wraps, some light browning at section edges at one fold, one building in Colchester outlined in blue. 1924. £16.00
    Covers Wivenhoe, Colchester, Layer de la Haye.

  116. Colchester AN ACT for making more effectual several Acts.... for cleansing and making navigable the Channel from the Hithe at Colchester to Wivenhoe.... and for cleansing the Streets and Lanes of the Town of Colchester. Cover leaf + pages numbered 379-392, disbound, Black Letter, folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Thomas Baskett, 1750. £14.00

  117. 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

  118. Oliver (John) A MAP OF THE COUNTY OF ESSEX By a New Survey... being the largest County ever yet done. Reduced facsimile of the map of 1696. Colour printed, size 17" x 23", plus margins. 1" tear top left, repaired on verso. Published by Essex Record Office. 1947. £28.00
    Roger no. 115.

  119. 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.

  120. Southend, Epping, Maldon ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 241, Scale 1" to 1 mile, in four sheets mounted on linen, oveerall size 27" x 37", folding to large 4to. Main roads hand-coloured. Some slight discoloration at fold. 1898. £25.00

  121. Hainault AN ACT to provide for the Allotment of the Commonable Lands within the Boundaries of the late Forest of Hainault. Pages numbered 297-307, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1858. £12.00

  122. Yeldham Estates AN ACT for discharging the Estates of John Yeldham Esquire from certain Demands of the Crown, upon the Conditions therein mentioned. Cover leaf + pages numbered 983-986, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1797. £12.00
    John Yeldham had lived at 'Sailing Grove'.

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  123. Bacon's NEW PLAN OF CHELTENHAM From Actual Surveys Made for this Plan. Folding coloured map, approx. 20" x 28" including margins. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Folding to 8vo in original cloth boards, with printed label. n.d. c1890. £40.00

  124. 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

  125. Berkeley, Westfield Inclosure COPY AWARD OF MESSRS LONG AND CROOME for the Partition and Division of Westfield in the Parish of Berkeley. 10 large folio sheets, held at corner with pink tape. Small sketch plan on last sheet. 1827. £38.00
    Lists allotment of lands for eleven people, including William Fitzharding Berkeley, Flora Fust, John de la Field Phelps, Robert Norman, etc., with details of who should pay for fencing etc.

  126. Bourton on the Hill Road AN ACT for repairing the Road leading from Chappel on the Heath, in the County of Oxon, to the Quarry above Bourton on the Hill, in the County of Gloucester. Black Letter. Cover leaf + 20pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1731. £15.00

  127. Cheltenham CATALOGUE OF HORSES To be Sold by Auction at the Repository, Cheltenham... May 7, 1908. 4pp., folio. Folds. Lists 10 horses owned by A. Byard,. 4 hunters property of C. Ratcliff, 18 Cotswold Hunt Horses, and numerous horses of other owners. Some slight darkening of paper and slight wear on the 'Conditions of Sale' section on the back page... together with... single sheet catalogue, 1p, 4to, of sale of Carriages, Harness etc. on October 13th. 1908. £25.00

  128. Cirencester Debts AN ACT for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the Hundreds of Cirencester, Crowthorne and Minty, Brightwells Barrow, Rapsgate, Bradley, Bisley and Longtree, commonly called The Seven Hundreds of Cirencester.... Black Letter. Cover leaf + 22pp, disbound. 1792. £16.00

  129. Cirencester Election TO THE WORTHY & INDEPENDENT ELECTORS OF THE BOROUGH OF CIRENCESTER. ... you will soon be called upon to excercise your Elective Franchise... I look forward with confidence to be placed the in the proud Situation in which so many of my Family have stood before me... Your obedient Servant, Apsley. Cirencester, September 30, 1812. Broadside, size approx. 9" x 7". Watkins, Printer, Cirencester: 1812. £28.00

  130. Cirencester Election ELECTORS OF THE BOROUGH OF CIRENCESTER. Gentlemen, The arduous and unparallelled Contest for the Independence of this Borough, after Five Day's polling is at length ended, and Mr Beach is returned one of your Representatives in Parliament..... Your most obedient Servant, Joseph Cripps, Cirencester, Oct. 13, 1812. Broadside, size approx. 14" x 9", several short tears to top margin, right hand margin has tears and is slightly ragged. Watkins, Printer, Cirencester: 1812. £30.00

  131. Cirencester Election TO THE WORTHY AND INDEPENDENT ELECTORS OF THE BOROUGH OF CIRENCESTER. Gentlemen, It is impossible for me to express the gratification I feel, for the active exertions you have used in my favour this day..... Your faithful and devoted Servant, Joseph Cripps, Cirencester, Oct. 6, 1812. Broadside, size approx. 9" x 7". Watkins, Printer, Cirencester: 1812. £26.00

  132. Coleford ASSIGNMENT AND RELEASE of a Mortgage Term of 1000 years, Richard James of Coleford, yeoman and John Rosser of Coleford, Stonecutter, to Messrs. Marklove and Hicks, relating to six acres in Coleford known as Lower Long Leazes. 2 large vellum sheets, slightly yellowed, 5 wax seals. Lease for a year on paper loosely inserted. 1809. £16.00

  133. Coleford TRANSFER OF MORTGAGE in fee for securing 650. Anne Collins and Robert Yarworth to Mary Collins. Refers to tenement at Poolway in Coleford and land called Pool Field, Oak Piece etc. 2 large vellum sheets. 3 wax seals. Some slight browning in places. Loosely inserted is a rough pedigree of Yarworth of Coleford, with notes on arms etc., on paper watermarked 1834, and another leaf of notes on 'Yarworth who lived at Coleford where is now the poor house', with list of his children. 1803. £18.00

  134. Dymock PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE Of Freehold Cottage at Broomsgreen, Dymock. To be Sold by Auction by Messrs. Lomas and Anthony at The Horse Shoe Inn, Broomsgreen On Friday the 12th day of August 1904. Loosely inserted is a large printed poster for the sale. 3pp, folio, docket title. 1904. £15.00

  135. Election Broadside CHARLES'S MARTYRDOM. Gloucester, 30th Jan. 1811. The Gentlemen who act as Managers at the several Houses opened for the Voters in the Interest of Sir B.W. Guise are extremely sorry for those "Sons of Freedom" have not been hitherto so Well accommodated as they could wish.... Satirical election broadside, size 10" x 8", few spots to one margin. Printed by J. Wood, Herald Office, Gloucester, 1811. £30.00
    Offers to provide '242 Hot Calve's-Heads, properly seasoned with plenty of Force-Meat Balls' for the 'Sons of Freedom'.

  136. Election Broadside "MY POCKET-BOOK;" or, Hints for a ryght merrie Canvass. Sir Billy Humbug's Private Instructions to his No-ite Committees. Satirical election broadside, size approx. 10" x 7". Printed by J. Wood, Herald Office, Gloucester, c.1810. £30.00
    Attacks the two-faced and hypocritical nature of the campaigners 'To Dissenters, solemnly protest in my name that I rely on the Dissenting Interest as my best Friends... To all Freeholders who are Members of the Church Establishment you may declare, that I despise the fanaticism and abhor the canting hypocrisy of Dissenters'.

  137. Election GLOUCESTERSHIRE ELECTION Among the Advocates at the different Booths for Sir William Guise, we remark Jessop, Wilkinson, and Hughes, Attornies of Cheltenham; Ward of Gloucester; and Stephens, of Tewkesbury; and Mr Donovan, the Barrister, of Gloucester.... Broadside, size approx. 9" x 8". Traces of folds, a few foxing spots. Printed by S. Council, Little Queen Street, London: c.1810. £20.00

  138. Forest of Dean Boundaries AN ACT for ascertaining the Boundaries of the Forest of Dean, and for inquiring into the Rights and Privileges claimed by Free Miners of the Hundred of Saint Briavel's, and for other Purposes. Pages numbered 45-52, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Strahan, 1831. £12.00

  139. Gloucester Coroner TO THE GENTLEMEN, CLERGY, FREEHOLDERS OF THE COUNTY OF GLOUCESTER. Gentlemen, A Vacancy in the Office of Coroner for the County of Gloucester having happened in consequence of the death of D. Willey, Esquire, and many of my Friends, and some of the most respectable and leading Gentlemen of the County... have both Requested and Encouraged my offering myself to your Notice... Joseph Mountain, Cirencester, Oct. 6, 1817. Broadside, size approx. 10" x 8", slightly spotty, signs where once folded, contemporary correction in ink to a couple of words. Watkins, Printer, Cirencester, 1811. £30.00

  140. Gloucester Election TO THE GENTLEMEN, CLERGY, AND FREEHOLDERS OF THE COUNTY OF GLOUCESTER. Broadside, size approx. 13" x 8", a few rust spots, traces of folds. In the form of a letter from B.W. Guise thanking supporters after the seventh day's poll and pointing out that Dutton's majority of 38 is questionable as 'more than that number of cases are now before the Sheriff'. Walker, Printer, Cirencester, 1811. £35.00
    Gives details of the State of the Poll, between Guise and Dutton over the 7 days. Total Majority for Sir William Guise, 520.

  141. Gloucester Election DUTTON FOR EVER! A Refractory Spirit having shewn itself among the Voters, late Slaves to Berkeley Castle and Sheborne House, under pretence of being deceived in Mr Dutton's Politics; Notice is hereby given, That any Person possessed of Iron-Thum Screws, Neck-Collars, Body-Presses, Or other Manacles, Lately used in the Slave Trade..... Negro-Drivers Are also very much Wanted..... Broadside, size approx. 9" x 7". Walker, Printer, Gloucester, c.1811. £65.00

  142. Gloucester Gas Light Company AN ACT for incorporating the City of Gloucester Gas Light Company. 15pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1820. £12.00

  143. Gloucester workhouse BILL OF COSTS of Attorney Phillip Cooke for work done for the overseers of the Poor of St. John the Baptist, April-July 1828. Manuscript account, 2p., folio, with receipt for payment attached. 1828. £18.00
    Mostly concerns his arangements for Grace Williams, pauper, who apparently was to be removed to Falmouth, as her husband had served an apprenticeship to a smith there, making enquiries by letter at Falmouth etc. Eventually a meeting determined she be allowed to stay in Gloucester 'in consequence of her promising not to be any longer burthensome to the Parish...'

  144. 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

  145. Moreton Valance and Standish AN ACT to extend, amend, and enlarge the Powers of an Act.... for inclosing Lands in the Parish of Moreton Valence, and in the Hamlet or Tithing of Putloe in the Parish of Standish.... 6pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1821. £12.00

  146. Olveston AN ACT for inclosing Lands in the Manor and Tithing of Olveston within the Parish of Olveston in the County of Gloucester. 28pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1841. £17.00

  147. Sopworth, Badminton estate THREE ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Scale 25" to 1 mile, each size 26" x 37", Sheets LXV.14/VII.14, LXX.2/XII.2, LXV.15/VII.15. Edition of 1921. £24.00
    Shows Sopworth, Didmarton, part of Badminton Estate, Wick Farm, part of Sherston.

  148. Stanton DISCHARGE of messuage and garden called Whites in Stanton, Thomas Evans the elder of Stanton, Weaver, and Joseph Evans his son to Thomas Evans and William Evans. On vellum, size 11" x 17", 2 small wax seals on tags. Witnessed on verso. 1717. £32.00

  149. Stanton WILL of Joseph Evans of Stanton. 5p folio, signed with wax seal. 1833. £14.00
    Refers to farm and lands called Butler's Ground, Upper Orchard etc.

  150. Swell Wold, Tewkesbury, Cheltenham, Winchcomb, Tewkesbury Roads AN ACT for enlarging the Term and Powers of an Act.... for widening, altering, and repairing the Road from Swell Wold to the Turnpike Road from Tewkesbury to Stow.... and from the Parish of Cheltenham.... to Sedgborough, in the County of Worcester, and from the Town of Winchcomb.... to the said Turnpike Road from Tewkesbury to Stow. Pages numbered 753-766, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1814. £14.00

  151. Tetbury Land AN ACT for vesting certain Common Fields and Waste Grounds within the Town and Borough and Parish of Tetbury, in the County of Gloucester, in Trustees, discharged of any Right of Common therein, and upon certain Trusts declared thereof. 16pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Two tears to inner margins of all leaves. 1814. £16.00

  152. Winchcombe LEASE TO VEST POSSESSION of a share in closes of land called Tornes Ground, Stancombe Close, The Gullet, within the Manor of Sudeley, Samuel Cox of Sudeley Castle to Charles Hayward of Winchcombe. On paper, size 13" x 16", small wax seal. 1805. £16.00
    Names three lives.

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  153. Arlesford, Petersfield ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile, Sheet No. 300, size 13" x 19" plus wide margins. Stamp of Hydrographic Office in margin. Corrected to May 1913. £20.00

  154. Basingstoke LEASE of cottage in Basingstoke, Robert Blunden to Richard Westlake. Vellum, size 26" x 29", wax seal on tag. Engraved heading with coat of arms inside initial 'T'. A few small spots. 1706. £28.00

  155. Blendworth COURT BARON of the Manor of Chalton, Lord of the Manor the Duke of Beaufort. Surrender of a tenement called Little Steane. In Latin, on vellum, size 11" x 14", signed Beaufort with wax seal. 1690. £30.00
    Refers to a John Batt and his daughters Elizabeth Mary and Martha. Also mentioned are Nicholas Padwicke and Henry Haycroft. Describes the lands surrounding Batt's holding.

  156. Goodworth Clatford, near Andover FARMING ACCOUNT BOOK 4to, full parchment boards, with records for wages paid etc., from 1819-1843, most of the records being 1820's. Much of the book is blank. Entries as follows: 1819-1822. Record of wages paid for shearing, hedge laying etc., naming workers, e.g. 'Pd I. Miles for thatching the little Stable... in all 364 feet at the same time Pd him for thatching the house nearly all round 194ft... 3.6s.4d.' 4p.: 1819-1843. Record of working in the water meadow, done twice a year, also making hurdles, 'cutting weeds and mending banks', 'catching 2 Moles'. 4p.: General expenses such as new waggon, hats pair of traces etc., 2p.: 1818-1827. Wages 'Saml. Hillyer was hired as Plowboy at 2s pr. Week for 1 year'. 2p.: 1818-1843. Servants' wages, 'Nanny Lock was hired as servant for 5 pr annum'. 3p. In a different hand are 'Copy of Will of John Bendle of Goodworth Clatford, yeoman, 1840. Leaves his house at Goodworth Clatford to his friend John Moore, money to poor of parish etc. 6p; Copy Will of John Knowles of Goodworth Clatford, yeoman, 1858. Refers to his estate at Upper Clatford. 4p.; Copy Will of Henry Baker of Goodworth Clatford, Farmer. 1823. Refers to his farming stock, crops and implements on his farm at Upper Clatford, and his farm at Goodworth Clatford. 12p. Many blank pages. Only 27p. of entries in all. 1819-1843. £65.00

  157. Hayling, Portsmouth ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Parts of Sheet No. LXXXIV, LX, scale 6" to 1 mile, size 35" x 23" plus margins. Linen-backed, folding into 8vo wraps. Small area near Mengham outlined in red. 1932. £18.00
    Covers part of Portsmouth, Hayling Island, Chichester Harbour.

  158. Hursley AN ACT to continue the Term.... of Two Acts.... for repairing and amending the Road from the present Turnpike Road, in the Parish of Hursley.... through the Borough of Andover to the Town of Newbury and from Newbury to Chilton Pond and Newtown River. Pages numbered 965-981, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1807. £10.00

  159. Mottisfont, Winchester ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 299. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 20". Red stamp 'Intermediate' in margin, two points arrowed in light pencil and numbered 1 and 2 - possibly some proposed corrections. Railways inserted to 1903. £22.00

  160. New Forest Deer AN ACT to amend an Act of the Fifteenth Year of Her present Majesty (New Forest Deer Removal), as regards the Publication of Claims, and the preserving and delivering Objections thereto. Disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1853. £12.00

  161. Portsmouth AN ACT for making Compensation to Proprietors of such lands as have been purchased for better securing His Majesty's Docks, Ships and Stores at Portsmouth... 7pp. 1809. £12.00

  162. Portsmouth and Lisbon BILL OF LADING Shipp'd by the Grace of God... in and upon the good Ship cal'd the Hector Man of Warr whereof is Master... Capt. Sr. Rober Butler and now riding at Anchor in the River of Lisbon... bound for Portsmouth, to Printed with manuscript inserts, size 5" x 6", chipped wax seal top left, mark of cargo in margin, signed by the captain. Lisbon 27 Jany. 1736. £28.00
    The parcell is described as 'Value Two Thousand four Hundred Millreis'.

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

  164. Ryde Isle of Wight AUCTION POSTER. Messrs. Wallis, Riddett & Co. Will Sell by Auction Furniture and other effects.... a Parisian Phaeton... a Capital Dog Cart.... Size 30" x 20". 1898. £15.00

  165. Ryde Isle of Wight AUCTION POSTER. Messrs. Wallis, Riddett & Co. Will Sell by Auction The Antique and Modern Furniture formerly the complete Equipment of "Beech Cottage. Ryde.... Size 30" x 20". 1895. £17.00
    Includes 'Cushion-Tyred Safety Bicycle', 'Antique Carved Oak Furniture'.

  166. Stockbridge COUNTERPART LEASE of a Burgage and garden near the Fleet Gulley in Stockbridge, Thomas Carteret Hardy to John Bern, Labourer. Single large vellum sheet, two wax seals. 1795. £14.00

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  167. Canterbury AN ACT for the more easy and speedy Recovery of Small Debts within the City and County of the City of Canterbury. Cover leaf + pages numbered 907-919, black letter, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Thomas Baskett, 1752. £12.00

  168. Cinque Ports AN ACT for the better administration of Justice in the Cinque Ports. Pages numbered 373-379, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1855. £10.00

  169. Greenwich Park AN ACT for enabling His Majesty to grant the Palace, called, The King's House, with the Appurtenances, situate in Greenwich Park in the County of Kent, to the Commissioners for the Government of the Royal Naval Asylum, and to appoint a Chaplain to officiate therein. Pages numbered 449-460, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Arthur Strahan, 1807. £16.00

  170. Kent AN ACT for regulating, well ordering, governing and improving the Oyster Fishery in the River Medway.... 12pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. plus cover leaf. 1729. £14.00

  171. Ramsgate Harbour AN ACT for Enlarging and Maintaining the Harbour of Ramsgate, and for Cleansing, Attending, and Preserving the Haven of Sandwich. Cover leaf + Pages numbered 799-830, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Thomas Baskett, 1749. £18.00

  172. Rochester to Maidstone Roads AN ACT to explain and amend an Act intituled, An Act for repairing.... the Road leading from the House called The Sign of the Bells, in the Parish of St. Margaret in Rochester, to Maidstone.... Cover leaf + pages numbered 175-178, disbound, Black letter, some slight off-setting, couple of short tears to inner margins. London: Printed by John Baskett, 1736. £15.00

  173. Walker (J) & (C) KENT Folding hand-coloured map, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, dissected and mounted on linen, size 12" x 15", plus margins, marbled paper wraps. 1842. £20.00

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  174. Birkenhead Dock Company AN ACT to enable the Birkenhead Dock Company to sell or lease their Land. Pages numbered 89-91, small folio, outer margins of last leaf water stained, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1848. £10.00

  175. Birkenhead Docks AN ACT to alter and amend the Acts relating to the Birkenhead Commissioners Docks, and to make further Provision with respect to the Construction of the Sea or Wharf Walls along Wallasey Pool, and for other Purposes. Pages numbered 3889-3898, small folio, last leaf slightly stained to margins, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1847. £10.00

  176. Blackburn, Turton ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP scale 1" to 1 mile, Sheet No. LXXXIX N.E., size approx. 13" x 15", plus wide margins. Surface slightly dusty. Printed from an Electrotype taken in 1891. £18.00

  177. Collins (H.G) Published by LIVERPOOL From an Actual Survey. Plan, size 14" x 22", scale 6" = 1350 yds. Traces of having been folded in 8, small repair to bottom margin, two small repairs on verso with archival tape at small splits in folds. Title top right with small vignette. 1851. £55.00
    Streets and main buildings, docks, warehouses, etc, named. Shows owners of open land and large houses. Covers area from Everton Road to the river, Lightbody Street to Park Street.

  178. Harkness, Printer, Preston VILIKINS AND HIS DINAH and The Lady and Weaver. Two ballads on one sheet, the first with illustration of a couple at head, the other with a sailing ship. Size 9" x 6", slightly clipped at top affecting the very top of one illustration. Number 774 bottom right. c1840. £25.00

  179. Lancaster LANCASTER BY SPEED in the Reign of Queen Elizabeth. Manuscript plan so titled, finely drawn in ink, size 5" x 6", plus large calligraphic title, overall size 10" x 8". Pasted to grey paper. Initialled C.B. 1819. £30.00
    An early copy taken from the inset to Speed's map of the county.

  180. Manchester MANCHESTER CHILDREN'S HOSPITAL Plan of Workings in Dow Mine Within 41% area of support. Plan in ink and colours, scale 40 yds = 1 inch, size 42" x 36", on cartridge paper mounted on linen, rolled. Shows plan of the hospital buildings, and Hospital Road, superimposed on workings, which are shaded in stipple colours according to date of workings. 'Barrier' shown in red along South of workings, and area to North marked 'Worked prior to.... 1910'. With Table of Reference giving key to colours for workings from Dec. 1910 - Dec. 1928, with columns for Area in Cheshire Measure, Thickness, Price, Amount. Various dates added to table for 'Colliers' Strike'. Small area not shown on key labelled 'Coal belonging to London & N.W. Rwy. Co.' 1910-1928. £250.00

  181. Preston AN ACT for building a Bridge over the River Ribble, between the Townships of Preston and Penwortham, near a Place called the Fish-house.... 29pp, plus cover leaf. Black letter, attractive woodcut initial letter with battle scene. 1751. £15.00

  182. Rochdale AN ACT for repairing and widening the Road from Rochdale to Burnley in the County of Lancaster. 28pp., plus cover leaf, black letter. Paper rather darkened. 1755. £10.00

  183. Rochdale CASE FOR ATTORNEY'S OPINION Manuscript, 2p, small folio, very neatly written in a small hand, in very black ink, setting out the case (1660-1689), in approx. 30 lines, and then listing questions for the Attorney's opinion. Refers to the Case Collier v. Ramsden, over premises in Rochdale 'messuage or dwelling house one garden.... in Rochdale..... and two closes in Wardleworth called the Furlongs'. Small family tree drawn at top of page. The Attorney has written his opinion in the spaces left. 1703. £28.00

  184. Rochdale DEED OF PURCHASE of dwelling house, stable, garden in Yorkshire Street in Rochdale, in the occupation of John Scholfield and others, and a close of land formerly called Middlemort Roads near the market town of Rochdale, John Leech to Richard Hampson. On paper, size 19" x 22". 1723. Later copy. Paper watermarked 1794. £20.00

  185. St. Helen's Railway AN ACT for enabling the London and North-western Railway Company to make a Railway form their existing Line at Edge Hill to the Saint Helen's Railway, near Garston... 6pp. 1859. £14.00

  186. Wigan area BLAKEY HURST COLLIERY King Seam. Manuscript plan, in ink and colours on cartridge paper backed with linen. Size 40" x 27", scale 1/2500. With section of seam. n.d. c1910 £40.00
    Shows very detailed workings around Weathercock Farm, Garswood Road, Seneley Green Farm, Arch Lane Farm, shaded in pink.

  187. Wigan REPORT OF THE PROPOSED MUNICIPAL BOUNDARY OF THE BOROUGH 5pp. with 2 hand coloured plans, on one sheet by R.K. Dawson, scale 4" to 1 mile and 1" to 1 mile. Folio, disbound. 1837. £24.00

  188. Wigan to Preston Road AN ACT for making more effectual an Act.... for repairing, widening, and widening and amending the Roads from Wigan to Preston in the County of Lancaster. Cover leaf + pages numbered 663-670, small folio, black letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by the Assigns of His Majesty's Printer, 1731. £18.00

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  189. Leamington Spa PHOTOGRAPHIC VIEWS of Leamington and District. 12 views, oblong 8vo, decorative card wraps, ribbon tie rather frayed. c1910. £10.00

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

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  191. Bedford Level AN ACT for laying an additional Tax upon the Lands within the North Level, Part of the Great Level of the Fens called Bedford Level, and on Portsand, otherwise Great Portsand, in the County of Lincoln, for the further Support and Preservation of the principal Banks and Works of the said North Level. Cover leaf + pages numbered 1123-1136, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1796. £14.00

  192. Brigg PARTICULARS of Parts of the Elwes Estates in Bigby and Roxby... 9p., folio, glossy wraps, basic plans. 1962... with... The Particularly Charming Detached Residence Nicolgate, Wrawby Road... 6pp., 4to, 2 photos, plan. 1966. 1950-1966. £13.00

  193. Grimsby LETTER signed Samuel Denton, 14 Clements Inn, London, to Lt. Wm. Cumby, Commanding His Majesty's hired Cutter Swift, Grimsby Roads, setting out the Order in Coucil for distribution of seizures, with proportion for Lieutenant, Midshipmen, Surgeon's mate etc. Possibly sent in reponse to a query about the extraordinary pilot's proportion, as this is detailed. 1p, 4to, folded, signed. 24th Oct. 1803. £30.00
    Lieutenant William Cumby famously took over command of the 'Bellepheron' at Trafalgar when her Captain was killed. His letter to his son describing the day is in the National Maritime Museum.

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  194. Barners, Islington AN ACT to enable William Tufnell Jolliff, Esquire, Lord of the Manor of Barners.... to grant Building Leases, of the Demesne Lands thereof, and to rate and assess Fines on certain Copyhold Lands within the said Manor, for encouraging the Tenants to build thereon. 4pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1768. £14.00

  195. Buckingham Palace AN ACT to authorize the Application of Part of the Land Revenue of the Crown for the Completion of the Repair and Improvement of Buckingham Palace. Pages numbered 21-23, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre, and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1832. £12.00

  196. Cadogan Place, Sloane Street PARTICULARS, WITH CONDITIONS OF SALE of the Completely Modernised and beautifully Appointed and Decorated Town residence.... To be offered for Sale by Auction, At the Mart, Tokenhouse Yard, E.C., by Messrs. Daniel Smith, Son & Oakley, on Monday, the 4th of July, 1910.... Folio, 9 + (1)pp, original printed wraps. 1910. £25.00

  197. Chamberlain's office QUESTIONS FOR SIR JOHN PIRIE TO ANSWER Political broadside, signed 'A Liveryman', posing four questions to Sir John Pirie about his prior knowledge of the resignation of Sir James Shaw when putting himself forward as a candidate. Size 14" x 9", printed on one side only. Trace of central horizontal fold, small tear in margin. 9th May, 1843. £28.00
    'Did you not know on the 14th March last, that some of your Friends were taking measures to secure your election as Chamberlain, in the event of a vacancy by the Death or Retirement of Sir James Shaw?' Sir John Pirie was Lord Mayor 1841-2. Sir James Shaw had been Chamberlain and resigned in 1843, dying shortly afterwards.

  198. Deer Importer BILL of W. Herring, Importer of Red and Fallow Deer to Her Majesty and Dealer in.... Fancy Poultry, Swans & Water fowl, Gold and Silver fish.... 4to, attractive large engraved heading with vignettes of stag, peacock, pheasant etc. Made out for five does and a buck fallow deer, 10 gns. Folds, small tear at one fold, some slight browning in places. 1850. £14.00

  199. Grocers BILL of Rd. Blackiston G. Blakiston and Thos. Myles, Grocers in the Strand. London 15th Decr. 1775. Size 12" x 7", folds, printed heading. Made out to Sir Charles Tynte, Hill Street, for nutmegs, ginger, cloves, pistachio nuts etc., (15 items listed). Receipted as paid, with a note that they have only sent half the sun raisins 'as there may be some Newer in a fortnight'. Dusty, two small repaired tears at folds. 1775. £20.00

  200. London Wharves AN ACT for the Regulation of certain Public Sufferance Wharves in the Port of London known as "Meriton's Sufferance Wharf" and Hagen's Sufferance Wharf." Pages numbered 113-119, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1857. £11.00

  201. New Street, Picadilly AN ACT to enable her Majesty's Commissioners of Woods to make a new Street from Coventry Street, Picadilly, to Long Acre, and for other Improvements in the Metropolis. Pages numbered 133-182, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre, and Andrew Spottiswoode, 1841. £12.00

  202. 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

  203. Paul and Co., Printer ELIJAH FED BY RAVENS Illustrated poem 'The History of Elijah the Prophet', followed by a short poem 'The Hosanna: Or, Salvation ascribed to Christ.' Overall size 19" x 15", central horizontal fold. Title in decorative lettering at top, and superb woodcut illustration size 5" x 14" showing Elijah in a rocky landscape with river, waterfalls, palm trees, sun rising behind the mountains, being brought food by two swooping ravens. Three illustrations down each side, illustrating dramatic scenes from his life, such as the chariot of fire, the angel appearing to him under a juniper tree, etc., with relevant Biblical verse below each one. 1" tear at central fold at both sides, neatly repaired on verso. Paul and Co., 7 Dials, c1830. £80.00
    London: Printed and Sold by Paul and Co. 2 & 3 Monmouth-court, 7 Dials and Sold by J. O'Neill, Printer and Stationer, S. Pottinger's Entry, Belfast.

  204. Philips' CYCLISTS' MAP of The County of Middlesex. Linen-backed, folding into small 8vo. red linen wraps. Some foxing spots at edge of map. c1912. £8.00

  205. 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'.

  206. Saint Sepulchre AN ACT for the better Relief and Employment of the Poor within that Part of the Parish of Saint Sepulchre, which is in the County of Middlesex; and for paving, cleansing.... regulating the Squares, Streets.... Cover leaf + pages numbered 1319-1403, disbound, short tear to cover leaf. Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Charles Eyre and William Strahan, 1772. £20.00

  207. Southwark THE PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of an Extensive freehold Estate consisting of Ninety-four Dwelling Houses, Including the House lately occupied as The Green Dragon Public House, situate and being in Robert Street, Ann Street, and Kent Street... which will be Sold by Auction... 12th June, 1839, at 12 o'clock. 2pp., folio, plus full-page plan. Docket title and Conditions on verso, folded. 1839. £30.00
    The Situation... justifies the expectation of a Large Advance of Value, by the rapid increase of buildings in the Borough...

  208. St George Parish ASSIGNMENT and Release of messuages in Grove Place, Artichoke Hill, Pennington Place, Andrew Burt of Stoke Newington, Maria Fladgate of Queen Square, Thomas Pellatt of Ironmongers Hall. 7 large vellum sheets, four wax seals. Includes half page schedule of property with details of lessees etc. 1827. £18.00
    Includes the Artichoke Public House.

  209. Stoppered Bottles, microscopical slides PRICE LIST of George Holt & Co., Brixton Hill. 4pp., folio, printed in blue, illustrations of bottles. Traces of folds. Jan. 1920. £10.00

  210. Townley (Charles), Antiquary and Collector LETTER unsigned, written in the third person, addressed to Mr. Sastres, Upper Seymour Street, dated Park St. Westminster, 28th Oct. 99. 10 lines on 1 page, 4to, blank conjoint leaf with address (not posted) and wax seal. Thanks him for the loan of Visconti's book on the head of Jupiter, and for 'the view of the Medals and Gems, all which he hopes, will be safely returned with this note.' 1799. £26.00
    Charles Townley, Antiquary and Collector, fitted up 7 Park St (now Queen Anne's Gate) to display his statues and library. His collection of marbles and terra-cottas was purchased in 1805 by The British Museum.

  211. Twickenham RELEASE of a share in a messauge in the Manor of Isleworth Lyon in the County of Middlesex formerly known as the Dog and Partridge and lately as the Ragman's Castle, and a piece of land on Twickenham Little Common, John Davies, of Pembroke, and others to William Fitchett Cuff of Crewkerne. 7p, folio, folded. 1868. £10.00

  212. Victoria Dock AN ACT for authorizing the Victoria (London) Dock Company to make a new Cut Eastward of their Dock, and to raise additional Capital..... Pages numbered 1177-1194, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1857. £14.00

  213. Woolwich Ordnance AN ACT for vesting certain Lands and Hereditaments in Trustees, for further promoting the Service of His Majesty's Ordnance at Woolwich. Pages numbered 329-334, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1803. £11.00

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  214. Chepstow Gas AN ACT to incorporate a Company for supplying Gas to Chepstow and the Neighbourhood. 14pp. 1857. £12.00

  215. Monmouth THE NELSON COLLECTION, MONMOUTH Catalogue. 32pp., 8vo, wraps. c1960. £8.00
    The collection was bequeathed to the Borough by Baroness Llangattock.

  216. 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. £40.00

  217. Raglan WARRANT OF ATTORNEY TO CONFESS JUDGEMENT Document authorising two Attorneys of the Kings Bench to appear for William Nicholas of the parish of Raglan, farmer, in an action of debt. 2p., sm. folio, blank conjoint leaf with docket title on verso. Signed by Nicholas with small papered seal. 1816. £12.00
    Refers to arrears of rent owed to Jeremiah Olive and others.

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

  219. Deopham FARMER'S NOTEBOOK probably kept by one of the Rowing family, 1883-4. Size approx. 6" x 4", morocco boards. Over 100 pages of entries, recording wages paid to workmen, stock sold, rents for cottages in Morley, Deopham, received. A few pages torn out. Together with a small bundle of receipts, lawyers' costs etc., relating to the Rowing and Spruce families, for example 'The Trustees Cash Accounts as to Farm at Deopham.' 1879-87. £38.00

  220. Great Yarmouth AN ACT for repairing, improving, and maintaining the Haven and Piers of Great Yarmouth.... and also for preserving Ships, wintering therein, from Accidents by Fire. 24pp, disbound, plus cover leaf. 1749. £18.00

  221. Hempnall MAP OF AN ESTATE belonging to Mr. W. Goose lying in Hempnall in Norfolk. Rough sketch plan of a farm, in ink, on paper size 18" x 15" (plan covering about half of this), buildings and field outlines coloured red. Shows fields, buildings, footpath, orchard, roads, with key, giving acreage of fields. Folded. Some very untidy notes in pencil about deeds from 1719 on verso. Paper watermarked 1836. £18.00

  222. Yarmouth and Lowestoft GREAT YARMOUTH WATERWORKS COMPANY and Lowestoft Gas and Water Company 1906. Colour printed Ordnance Survey Map, Sheets 40 & 48. Scale 2 miles to 1in. Size 30" x 37", linen=backed. Marked with blue circles and numbers. 'Figures show the Average Rainfall Observed at the Stations Indicated by Blue Circles. Ratio Stations shown in Red.' Boundaries of Catchment areas of Rivers Bure and Wensum marked. 1906. £18.00

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  223. Killesby LEASE of a Farmhouse and Farm in Kellesby, including 93 acres known as Fennum Lets, Oathill, Buckhill, Ash Slade, and Sously, William Clever of Caswell in Greens Norton to Edward and David Wilkins, husbandmen. Vellum, 23" x 31", 3 wax seals, two small holes at fold, with loss of a few letters. 1788. £17.00

  224. Northampton, Daventry, Thornby ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 185. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 20", border all round, key pasted to verso. Linen-backed and folding into small 8vo marbled endpapers. c1870. £18.00
    A nice strong impression.

  225. Oundle, Manor of MEMORANDUM of the surrender by John Quincey, Customary Tenant of the Manor, of five acres of arable land in St. Syths field in Oundle near a place called Basford, and two acres of greensward adjoining, into the hands of Edward Paine and Henry Jenkins. 1p. sm. folio, signed by Quincey and Paine and Jenkins, blank conjoint leaf. 1716. £25.00

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  226. Alnwick LETTER OF ATTORNEY Manuscript, in a bold hand on 4p folio, whereby Benjamin Wood Prince Edward Island in the Gulf of St. North America, appoints Robert Thorp of Alnwick to collect rents, arrears etc., from his property in Northumberland and manage it until he arrives in England. Signed by Wood with small papered seal. With attestation by Charles Stewart of Charlotte Town, Notary, with large chipped wax seal. 1810. £28.00

  227. Berwick upon Tweed AN ACT for continuing and granting to His Majesty a Duty of Pensions, Offices, and Personal Estates, in England and Wales, and the Town of Berwick upon Tweed; and certain Duties on Sugar, Malt, Tobacco, and Snuff.... Pages numbered 61-79, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1800. £12.00

  228. Newcastle BILL of James Bulman, General Smith & Horse Shoer, Gallowgate, Back Lane. On blue paper, 4to, decorative printed heading with small vignette of smith shoeing horse. Made out to James Baycock for 7 items. July 1860. £8.00

  229. Williamson, Printer, Newcastle I SHALL BE MARRIED ON MONDAY MORNING. and The Pope He leads a happy life. Attractive broadside, with decorative border, two illustrations, one of a milkmaid carrying her stool and pail, the other a minster smoking a pipe. Size 10" x 7". Number 27 at bottom right. c1840. £35.00
    Illustrated in Leslie Shepard's 'The History of Street Literature'.

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  230. Market Drayton LETTER signed 'J. Rodd, Artist, At Mr Bonell's Machine Maker, Sheep Market' to Charles Roberts, Solicitor, Barnstaple saying he is not able to follow his professional pursuit due to an attack of gout, and requesting money, complaining about a troublesome tenant (presumably at Barnstaple) who has stolen the parting door, etc. Mentions he has 'such fine Views of Devon, steel plate engravings on India paper'. 3p, 4to, integral address panel with green wax seal, straight line postmark. 1833. £15.00


  231. Maw and Company Ltd., Bethnall Works, Jackfield TILE DECORATION for Walls, Floors and Fireplaces. Catalogue, size 8" x 11", printed cloth boards, 48 colour plates. 4p. price list loosely inserted. Bagley & Rhodes, Lithographers, Henley. c1905. £100.00
    Lavishly illustrated, showing decorative ceramic tile panels and friezes, 'Stoneware' tiles for tunnels etc., decoration in faience, ceramic mosaic pavements, geometrical pavements, mosaic interlocking tile pavements, fireplaces, slabbed tile panels for interiors and dog stoves. Includes the characteristic reddish brown, buff and blue mosaic tiles used in hallways. The last 11 plates illustrating fireplaces and slab tile panels are not lithographed but are on a thinner glossy paper.

  232. Rowton Estate, Clungunford and Hopesay PARTICULARS AND PLAN of a desirable Freehold Estate.... A Farm House with Outbuildings.... Two Cottages.... Arable and Pasture Land.... to be Sold by Auction.... 8th day of June 1880. 2pp., folio, plus docket title, folding plan. 5p manuscript conditions of sale attached.... together with.... ABSTRACT OF TITLE of the Mortgagees of Timothy Bishop to the Rowton Estate.... Manuscript on 22 pages folio, giving title back to 1792. 2 items. 1880. £30.00

  233. 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

  234. Wentnor ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LV N.W & S.W, LV N.E & S.E. Scale 6" to 1 mile. Size 24" x 36" plus margins. Area of 'Adstone Farm' coloured in blue and pink wash. Linen backed, folding into cloth covered slipcase. Surveyed 1882, reprinted 1901. £24.00
    Covers Ratlinghope, Asterton, Linley Hall, Minton.

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  235. Bath and Norton St. Philip SALE OF FREEHOLD AND OTHER PROPERTIES In the City of Bath and Norton St. Philip.... Messrs. Powell & Powell are favoured with Instructions To Sell by Auction at the Full Moon Hotel, Old Bridge, Bath, On Thursday, the 17th January, 1878... No 2, New King Street, Bath.... No 11, Caroline Buildings.... 30 Kingsmead Street.... 13 Monmouth Street.... Freehold Cottage and Garden at Norton St. Philip.... 5pp, folio, docket title, folded. Wilkinson Brothers, Bath: 1878. £20.00

  236. Bath FOR SALE BY AUCTION at the Lark-Hall Tavern in the Parish of Walcot on Wednesday May 26th, 1813, the Following Lots of Land, in Fee Being part of the Estate of Richard Hewlett and Others, Late of Bath, Bankrupts.... Auction handbill, sm. folio, printed in a variety of type-faces, describing 3 Lots being parcels of land for building 'situate in the principal Row of Buildings now carrying on in Lark-Hall-Place...' and at Davard's Field at Davard's-Buildings. Cruttwell, Printer, Bath. 1813. £45.00
    Lists adjoining owners.

  237. Bath Improvements AN ACT for better paving, cleaning, lighting, watching, regulating and improving, the City of Bath... 44pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1814. £18.00

  238. Bath PROBATE of the Will and Codicil of John Morris, of Bennett Street, Bath. 2 large vellum sheets with probate certificate attached, cracked papered seal. Lightly browned throughout. 1816. £8.00

  239. Bath Roads AN ACT for repealing an Act.... intitled, An Act for amending, improving and keeping in repair several Roads leading to and from the City of Bath; and for granting other Powers for more effectually improving the several Roads therein described, being in and leading to and from the said City.... 52pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. First leaf slightly browned. 1810. £18.00

  240. Bishops Hull MARRIAGE SETTLEMENT on the marriage of William Ludlow of Bishops Hull, Gentleman and Elizabeth Chave of Uplowman, Devon. Vellum, size 26" x 30", large decorative heading. Signed by 4 parties with small wax seals. Small water-stain about 3" long, not affecting legibility. 1818. £26.00

  241. Bridgwater Bay ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XX. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Covers Porlock, North Petherton, Weston-super-Mare, part of South Wales coast. Size approx. 24" x 35", dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 8vo marbled endpapers. The road between Bridgwater and Exton has been inked in, rather untidily. Electrotyped in 1863. £26.00

  242. Bridgwater COPY WILL and Testament of John Dunning of Bridgwater in the County of Somerset Doctor of Physick. With a Codicil. 1821. 2p. folio. Attested copy. Paper watermarked 1820. £17.00
    Leaves property in Dorset to his wife Susanna, legacy to his sisters, his clothes to his man servant etc.

  243. Churchill, Bishoprick Estate CONVEYANCE of interest in fee simple of and in a Messuage or Dwellinghouse and hereditaments situate in Churchill, The Ecclesiastical Commissioners for England to Revd. F. Arnold and others. Large vellum sheet, inset sketch plan of land, good papered seal of Commissioners, brief Schedule. 1874. £18.00

  244. Churchill, Manor of Banwell LEASE of 'one messuage and on 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. £18.00

  245. Clapton in Gordano TWO ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheets No. II.14. and V.I. size approx. 25" x 38". Scale 25" to 1 mile. Water features, roads and buildings hand-coloured. Linen backed. Second sheet rather grubby, with some edge tears. First editions. 1884. £38.00
    First sheet shows the village, Upper and Lower Caswell Farms, Oakfield Place etc., the second shows Cadbury Camp, Wynhol Quarry, Clapton Court.

  246. Clutton SCHEDULE OF JOHN BRODRIBB. DEBTORS PRISON London and Middlesex. Filed 2nd October 1827. 13 pages, size 16" x 11", printed with manuscript inserts, folded with docket title. Comprises General Balance Sheet, including 'Cause of My Insolvency' ('becoming security to the Creditors of Messrs Brodribb and Webb in consequence of which I mortgaged my property to pay their debts.') Sets out the articles he was allowed to keep in the prison, and the few household goods at Clutton. There is a long list of 43 Creditors and Claimants, with their abode, occupation and amount, and nature of debt, most being tradesmen in Bristol and Clutton... together with... small 8vo account book, of Charles Clark, for goods such as butter, cheese, ginger etc., with prices, bought of Brodribb and Webb. 10 pages, limp calf wraps. 1825. 1825-1827. £50.00
    Creditors include Jospeh Bell, Clutton, Wheelwright; Hezekiah Kingston, Temple Cloud, Builder; Sarah Evans, Union St., Bristol, Straw Hat Maker. He owed Daniel Stanton, Sugar Refiner, of Nelson St., Bristol, 980 'for goods suppled to Brodribb and Webb'.

  247. Ditcheat EXCHANGES OF LAND Account of exchange of lands between Revd. Wm. Leir and approx. 20 landowners, listing no. on map, detailed description, acreage. 15 double pages, with lands given up on one side, and lands received in lieu on facing page. Sm. folio, no wraps, first two leaves slightly waterstained, first page ragged, with loss of a few word. Clearly written throughout.... With.... A similar manuscript, slightly later in date, 7 double pages, set out as above, but with less detailed description of fields etc. Sheets secured with pin. c1840 (paper watermarked 1839). £46.00

  248. East Hewish, Kingston Seymour FOUR ORDNANCE SURVEY MAPS Sheet Nos. X.2, X.3, X.6, X.7. Scale 25" to 1 mile, size 26" x 37", plus margins, dissected into 8 sections and mounted on linen, folding into 4to marbled wraps, marbled paper slightly rubbed. Water features, roads, buildings hand-coloured. Certain fields washed in pink (part of a large estate) A few small grubby marks, one map with 5" splits in linen at each side. First editions, Pub. 1885. £38.00
    Includes farms of Pilhay Farm, Chestnut Farm, Plenty's Farm, Ham Farm, Seawall Farm, Hipsley Farm.

  249. Hillfarrance ASSIGNMENT of tenement at Redbridge in Hillfarrance, James Jarman, Thatcher, to Daniel Nitherton, husbandman. Vellum, 20" x 30", 3 wax seals. Ink faded but legible. 1717. £26.00

  250. Hillfarrance MORTGAGE for 210 of Higher Langlands, containing 4 acres, Linches with a cottage, Hugh Wescombe of Hillfarrance, yeoman to Nathaniel Serle, of Bradford. Vellum, size 24" x 31", 1" split at one fold. Signed Wescombe, two wax seals with female busts. 1737. £24.00
    Refers back to deeds from 1650, mentioning George Shutt, Clothier, Hugh Wescombe of Oak, Sergemaker, Susanna White of Michael Creech, etc.

  251. Ilminster BOND for 652, John Slee, Sergemaker, to Bridget Slee. Printed on sm. folio sheet, blank adjoining leaf, details in MS., small wax seal. 1766. £22.00

  252. Ilminster COPY CONVEYANCE of 'The Bell Inn' in Ilminster, R. Allen and Revd. J. Coles to George Richards. 7pp folio, folded. Tear in margin of first leaf. 1871. £10.00

  253. Ilminster PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE, of the Dwelling-Houses, Lands & Cottages, Situate in the Parish of Ilminster.... Which will be Offered for Sale by Auction by Mr. Morris, at the "George Inn," in Ilminster, On Friday, the 30th day of June, 1871. Folio, folded, 3pp. 1871. £15.00

  254. Ilminster WARRANT OF ATTORNEY TO CONFESS JUDGEMENT authorizing Thomas Warry and other attorneys of the Court of Kings bench to act for Christopher Welman of Ilminster, Mercer and Draper in an action of debt regarding a Bond to George Payne of Stoke Abbott. Manuscript on 2 pages, folio, folded. Signed by Welman and 2 witnesses, wax seal. Blank conjoint leaf, small split in fold in blank leaf. 1819. £15.00

  255. Manor of Lopen LEASE of a house in Lopen with 22 acres, Earl Poulett to John Cable. Attested copy on 3 folio sheets. 1810. £10.00

  256. Moss Flower (T.J) PORTISHEAD SEWERAGE SCHEME Contract No. 1. Outfall details. Engineering drawing in ink and full colour on Whatman paper backed with linen, size 24" x 43". Scale 1" to 1 foot. Delicately coloured in shades of blue and brown, with great detail of each bolt etc. Shows large side elevation with piles, and four other sections and plans. Some creasing of paper at centre. Signed by J. Moss Flower. 18th June 1897. £65.00
    A beautifully executed and coloured engineering drawing.

  257. Otterhampton OBLIGATION BOND of Thomas Pileman of Otterhampton, yeoman, and others, to John Kebby of Broomfield. In Latin and English, on vellum, size 7" x 12", wax seals on two tags. 1575. £35.00

  258. Pitminster PROPERTY TAX ASSESSMENT NOTICES Eleven notices for Assessment Year 1842, printed in black and red, with manuscript inserts, for different landowners at Pitminster, with duty payable. Signed by Assessor. Oblong 4to, traces of fold. 1843. £12.00
    Does not mention the actual properties.

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

  260. Pratten & Co., Midsomer Norton CATALOGUE NO. 42 Sectional Buildings For All Purposes. Sept. 1930. Revised 1937. 84pp. Large 4to, decorative stiff maps in bold typically 1930's design in beige, black and bright blue. With prices. Profusely illustrated with photographs. Includes Lock-up Shops, Garages, Sports Pavilions, Chalets, Beach Huts, Week-end Bungalows. 1937. £24.00
    'A certain cure for the 'blues', this bungalow will house ou comfortably for many an inspiring wee-end.'

  261. Rowe (G) THE KITCHEN Glastonbury Abbey. Lithograph, size 8" x 8", plus margins, on India paper, small fault in paper in blank area near title. c1830. £20.00
    Attractive view showing building covered in ivy, old man and boy in front near window.

  262. Somerton A CATALOGUE of the Equipment of the Residence 'The Grange', to be Sold by Auction... July 26th, 27th, 28th, 29th, 1909. 42pp., 8vo, wraps. 1909. £8.00

  263. St. John's Church, Taunton PRESENTATION ALBUM to the Rev. T.E.M. Barrow on his departure from Taunton. 13" x 10", full black calf, gilt dentelles, watered silk endpapers. 4 pages, printed on silk, with red capital letters, pages mounted in hinged card with gilt edges. Very minor spots of wear to calf at corners, photograph of interior of church loosely inserted. 1903. £40.00
    Lists good works carried out by the Vicar (new infant school etc), and approx. 180 subscribers.

  264. Taunton Property FOR SALE, BY PRIVATE TREATY In Two Lots, The Unique Residential Property known as "Wheatleigh" with tastefully laid out grounds, lawns and gardens, stables.... A pair of Attractive Gothic Cottages with Grass Land at Haines Hill, containing together 15 Acres. Messrs C.R. Morris Sons & Peard, Estate Agents, North Curry, Taunton. 4to, original wraps, 7pp and 4 pages of plates, large coloured folding plan in pocket at rear. c1920. £25.00

  265. Thornfalcon, Manor of LEASE of a plot of uninclosed ground at Mattock's Tree Green, Edmund Batten of Yeovil, to John Linton of Thorn Falcon, carpenter, with liberty to cut down trees and saplings. Vellum, size 20" x 28", three wax seals. Some feint spotting in places. 1788. £16.00
    Mentions 3 'Lives'.

  266. Tyntesfield ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. V.7, printed surface approx. 25" x 38". Linen-backed. Scale 1/2500. Second Edition, 1903. £20.00
    Shows Tyntesfield, Tyntesfield Farm, Watercress Farm, Wraxall, Belmont.

  267. Walcot Land AN ACT for vesting part of the Residuary Estate of Hannah Silcock, Widow, deceased, in Trustees upon Trust, to sell and dispose of the same, and to lay out the Money arising therefrom in the Purchase of other Hereditaments... 11pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1815. £14.00
    Includes a 2pp schedule of the land and tenants involved in Walcot.

  268. Wellington BOND of Robert Mattock of Lowton House near Wellington, to Elizabeth Langton of Brixton, Surrey, for 1000. 1p., sm. folio, printed with manuscript inserts. Three receipts for payments on verso. Folded, with docket title... together with... BILL of John Bartlett, to Robert Mattock, for plumbing work, 1850-53. 3p., size 15" x 6". 1879. £10.00

  269. Withypool CONVEYANCE IN FEE of a messuage called Halsgrove in Withypool, John Callaway and wife, of Bristol, heirs of William Price of Quantoxhead, and others to Francis Bastone of Minehead. 4 vellum sheets, wax seals, stains at one fold causing loss of some words. 1821. £12.00

  270. Worle and Kewstoke PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF FREEHOLD MESSUAGES, OUTBUILDINGS, Closes of pasture, Arable and Orchard Lands, situate in the parishes of Worle and Kewstoke.... Containing in the whole about Fifty Acres, which will be Sold by Auction by Mr Samuel Norton, In Thirteen Lots at Rogers Hotel, Weston-super-mare, on Tuesday, September 16, 1862. Folio, 7pp, folded, short splts where folded. 1862. £16.00

  271. Writhlington LEASE all those Mines, Veins and Seams of Coal lying in or under those closes... belonging to the Prebend and Parsonage of Writhlington, Athur Coham, Prebendary there, to William Moore of Kilmersden and others. Three vellum sheets, size 20" x 30". Small brown stain affecting part of fold on two sheets, with small hole with loss of a few letters. Some browning on verso where titled. 1792. £36.00
    The Writhlington coal mine continued until 1973.

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  272. 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

  273. Walker (J) & (C) STAFFORDSHIRE Folding engraved, hand-coloured map, showing Parliamentary Boundaries, dissected and mounted on linen, engraved area approx. 15" x 12", plus margins, folding to sm 8vo, marbled sides. Brown stain in 3" of bottom margin, just reaching inside border. 1841. £18.00

  274. Weston and Heaton (Surveyors) MR BESTWICK'S ESTATE AT WARSLOW 1813 Manuscript plan, finely drawn in ink, fields in four colours of wash. Size 13" x 8". Scale 3 chains to an inch. Decorative border with pattern in shades of grey wash, decorative compass rose. Traces of folds. Shows two buildings, turnpike road, seven fields, with name and acreage, adjoining owners. Lot numbers up to 5, small table of lots and acreage bottom right, with total and notes of fences. 1813. £60.00

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  275. Beccles Improvements AN ACT for paving, lighting, cleansing, and other improving, the Streets, and other publick Passages, and Places, within the Town of Beccles, in the County of Suffolk. Cover leaf + pages numbered 715-732, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1796. £14.00

  276. Debenham PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Most Desirable Freehold and Copyhold Property.... Arable and Pasture Land, Two Convenient and Substantial Family Residences.... late the Property of Mr. John Abbott.... To be Sold by Auction at the Angel Inn, Debenham, the 15th day of May, 1840. 4pp., folio, folds. Title printed in a variety of attractive type-faces. 1840. £25.00
    Includes house known as 'Upper Burnt House', barn adjoining the Meeting Burial Ground, etc.

  277. Harper (W), Printer A COPY OF A LETTER WRITTEN BY OUR BLESSED LORD AND SAVIOUR Jesus Christ, and Found Eighteen Miles from Iconium, Sixty-three Years after the Crucifixion Transmitted from the Holy City by a converted Jew and faithfully translated from the Original Hebrew Copy, now in Possession of Lady Cuba's Family in Mesopotamia... Broadside, size rectangular illustration of Christ on cross. Traces of folds, 1" split at fold at left side, repaired on verso, small tear at top margin. Halesworth: Printed and Sold by W. Harper, Bookseller and Stationer. n.d. c1810. £70.00
    Includes Christ's Cures and Miracles, King Agbarus's Letter to Christ, Lentuls's Epistle to the Senate of Rome.

  278. Lands Lambeth AN ACT for amending and enlarging the Powers of an Act.... to enable His Royal Highness the Prince of Wales to grant Leases of certain Lands and Premises called Prince's Meadows, in the Parish of Lambeth, in the County of Surrey, Parcel of His said Royal Highness's Dutchy of Cornwall, for the building therein. Pages numbered 1053-1062, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. Dublin: Printed by George Grierson, 1812. £10.00

  279. Lowestoft and Blundeston PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF DESIRABLE FREEHOLD PROPERTY in Arnold Street, Lowestoft and in Somerleyton Street, Blundeston Which will be Sold by Auction by Mr. W.T. Balls at the Crown and Anchor Hotel, Lowestoft, on Tuesday, April 17, 1866. 3pp, folio, docket title, folded. Fletcher and Son, Printers, Norwich. 1866 £18.00

  280. Lowestoft and Gunton PARTICULARS AND PLAN of The North Lowestoft and Gunton Building Estate.... To Be Sold by Private Contract.... 1902. 7pp. 4to, printed wraps, very large folding plan. Amendments in red ink to title on front wrap, and to the Agreement on the last leaf. Staples have rusted through wraps at spine, leaving contents detached. 1902. £18.00
    The amendments appear to refer to a later sale in 1921.

  281. Lowestoft PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Freehold Buildings, and First-Class Building Scites adjoining the Town Hall and Within Twenty Yards of the New Market Place... To be Sold by Auction... 28th June, 1854. 3pp., folio, plus docket title, double place large scale plan showing plots. 1854. £18.00

  282. Monks Eleigh POSTER advertising sale of Four Desirable Villa Residences with Blacksmith's Shop, Sheds... on the south side of Monks Eleigh Street... Well of Water and 2 enclosures of Meadow Land.... for Sale by Auction 17th March, 1919. Size 28" x 20", two rusty pins at top, folds. 1919. £15.00

  283. Rumburgh, Beccles PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Well-Situated and Genteel Residence.... in the town of Beccles and of a Freehold and Copyhold Estate in the Parishes of St. James' Southelmham & Rumburgh.... which will be Sold by Auction.... June 9th, 1862. 5pp., folio, folded with docket title. Two fine full-page plans by Cleer S. Alger, Lithographer, Diss, one showing layout of the house and garden in Balligate Street, and the other the estate at Southelmham. Gives detailed schedules. 1862. £38.00

  284. Sudbury Bribery AN ACT for the Appropriation of the Seats vacated by the Disenfranchisement of the Boroughs of Sudbury and Saint Albans. Pages numbered 981-986, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Edward Eyre and William Spottiswoode, 1861. £10.00

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  285. Carshalton PHOTOGRAPH stamped on mount 'F. Holloway, Carshalton Studio'. Size 6" x 8", mounted on card, size 10" x 12", showing a portable engine by the side of a river or canal , with a group of workmen, the large wheel of the engine is attached by a band to some large pipes and machinery on the right of the picture. The engine has the name 'Cunliffe' on the side, and has a very tall chimney. It appears to be the type of engine built in the 1870's. c1890. £36.00

  286. Christ Church, Surrey AN ACT for shutting up and discontinuing a certain Way or Passage called Old Paris Garden Lane situate in the Parish of Christ Church in the County of Surrey, and for selling and disposing of the Ground and Soil thereof. Pages numbered 1155-1158, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1817 £10.00

  287. Croydon CROYDON GUARDIAN and Surrey County Gazette. 8pp. Broadsheet newspaper. Spine torn down 8". Folded in four. May 1, 1880. £7.00
    Includes report on meeting of Croydon Board of Guardians, Croydon Microscopical and Natural History Club, etc.

  288. Epsom, Chipstead ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XIX. Scale 6" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", plus margins, made up of quarter sheets, contours in red. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 4to boards, cloth rubbed, printed label. Two areas colour-washed in pink (area north and east of Woodmansterne and North Looe Farm. Edition of 1915. £24.00
    Shows Race Course, London County Lunatic Asylum, Belmont Workhouse, Children's Infirmary, etc.

  289. Godalming FINE relating to two messuages, two gardens, two barns and two orchards in Godalming, George Hedger to John Underwood and others. Vellum, 8" x 20", folds. 6G3 £18.00

  290. Horsham and Guildford Direct Railway Co. SHARE CERTIFICATE for One Share of Ten Pounds, made out to William McCormick of Liverpool. On pale pink paper, size 6" x 9", perforated cancelled stamp. Impressed seal of Company with train and coats of arms. 1861. £35.00

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  291. Amberley, Arundel, Bisted, Bury, PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Three Small Farms, with Capital Sporting Facilities.... Valuable Business Premises, Coal Wharf.... etc.... which Messrs. Sparks are instructed to Sell by Auction.... 15th day of August, 1895. Folio, printed wraps, 14pp., 6 fine hand-coloured plans, two of which are folding. 1895. £55.00
    Plans indicate different types of trees etc.

  292. Brighton PROBATE COPY of the Will of Anne Partington of Brighton, Spinster. Vellum, size 15" x 17", large papered seal, cracked. Outside very duststained. 1863. £12.00

  293. Burpham, Parham Park, Storrington ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet L. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. 1879. £32.00

  294. Chichester AN INVENTORY of Fixtures in the Mill House and Malt House, late the property of Mr Thos. Tailor, situate in Chapel Street. Appraised by John L. White, Decr. 8th, 1830. Manuscript, 1p., folio, plus blank conjoint leaf, folded with docket title. 1830. £14.00
    Includes Horse Mill with French stones.

  295. Midhurst TO BE SOLD BY AUCTION by White and Son... 23rd June 1814, At the Eagle Inn, Midhurst... The Following Freehold Estates... Poster advertising sale of two closes of land, near the Half-Moon 'particularly well calculated as a Building Scite for the erection of a Villa - the Country abounds in Game, and Hare Hounds are kept...' Size 13" x 9", folds. Baxter, Printer, Chichester. 1814. £25.00

  296. Stansted Chapel, Stoughton AN ACT for settling the Right of Patronage or Presentation of or to a Chapel to be called Stansted Chapel, in the Parish of Stoughton, in the County of Sussex. Pages numbered 1269-1274, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1817. £11.00

  297. Westbourne Manor SURRENDER by John Micklam of his five acres in the Town Field of Westbourne in a Furlong called Gatefurlong, and four acres called Savages, to the use of Richard Tanner of Emsworth. 1p., sm. folio, folded. Signed by Micklem and Thos. Longcroft the Steward. Some small repaired tears, some browning spots. 1777. £12.00

  298. Worthing PLAN OF WORTHING Colour printed plan, size 25" x 42", scale 1" = 400ft. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding to rubbed sm. 4to, marbled endpapers. no date. c1870. £140.00
    Shows buildings in red, parkland, parish boundaries, shore as far as low water mark, groynes etc. Streets named. Covers area from Elm Grove to Meadow Road,Broadwater Green to the shore.

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  299. Bablack Church, Coventry AN ACT for making the Church of Bablack in the City of Coventry a Parish Church, and for appointing a District or Parish thereto, and for enabling the Master and Usher of the Free Grammar School within the said City, to be the Rector of the said Parish Church. Cover leaf + pages numbered 387-402, small folio, black letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by John Baskett, 1734. £14.00

  300. Meriden LEASE FOR A YEAR of a tenement, orchard, garden etc., William Baldwin to Bernard Whaley and others. Vellum, size 10" x 20", engraved heading, wax seal. A few browning spots. 1827. £16.00

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  301. Alderbury, Britford and Coombe Bisset AN ACT for vesting Part of the estates devised by the Will of Tristram Huddleston Jervoise esquire, in Trustees, to be sold.... 12pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1800. £15.00
    Includes a schedule of the land, occupiers, rents, etc. concerned in the parishes of Alderbury, Britford and Coombe Bisset.

  302. Badbury BOND of Joseph Stevens of Henley on Thames, Oxfordshire, Mealman, Wright Burdett of Milbank, Mealfactor and Thomas Freeman of Canterbury, Clerk, to Thomas Hardyman of Park Rivett near Basingstoke, for 1200. 3pp., folio, in manuscript, 3 wax seals. 1768. £30.00
    Refers to lost title deeds to messuages at Badbury in Wilts, closes called Strong Boys and Bother Boys in Chisleton. The three first named were the legal representatives of the deceased children of Anne Bagshaw. Refers to indentures back to 1702.

  303. Bishops Cannings AN ACT for dividing and allotting certain Lands and Grounds within the several Tithings of Bourton, Easton, Horton, Nursteed, and Week, in the Parish of Bishops Cannings.... 15pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1815. £17.00

  304. Box and Ditteridge Auction PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE OF FREEHOLD FARM, With good Dwelling-House, Outbuildings, Garden, Arable and Pasture Lands, known as "Alcombe Farm," comprising 28a. 2r. 3p. Situate in the Parish of Box and Ditteridge, for many years in the occupation of Mr Thomas Andrews; also Freehold Dwelling Houses, Gardens, Building Land, Lime Kilns, and other Premises situate in the Upper Bristol Road, about 1 Miles from the City of Bath, known as "Belle-Vue Lodge," Locksbrook Place, and "Cork Paddock." The whole comprising an area of 5a. 3r. 13p. to be Sold by Auction by Messrs. Hawkins & Son. At the Full Moon Hotel, Southgate Street, in the City of Bath, On Thursday, the 4th day of November, 1886. Folio, 3 coloured folding plans, 4pp, folded. 1886. £30.00

  305. Branch and Dole MAP of Branch and Dole Hundred. Engraved, Roman road coloured in red. Size 12" x 9", plus margins. 1844. £18.00
    From Hoare's 'Modern Wiltshire'.

  306. 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.

  307. Bromham PARTICULARS of.... Freehold Dairy & Mixed Farm known as 'Durlett Farm'..... for Sale by Auction, March 9th, 1944. 5pp., sm. 4to, wraps, vertical fold. 1944. £8.00

  308. 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

  309. Chippenham Estate PARTICULARS, WITH PLANS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of a Desirable Freehold Estate consisting of a Convenient Residence, 51a. 0r. 27p. of Land, also Cottages.... in Pipsmore Leaze, Situate at Lowden, In the Parish of Chippenham, Which will be Offered for Sale by Public Auction, by Mr William Burbidge at the Angel Hotel, Chippenham, On Friday, the 16th of June, 1882. Folio, folded, 4pp, 2 coloured folding plans. 1882. £24.00

  310. Chitterne PARTICULARS OF SALE of the Glebe Lands in Chitterne St. Mary with Chitterne All Saints.... with compact Farm Yard and Buildings adjoining St. Mary's Church.... which Waters & Rawlence have received instructions to Sell by Auction.... on Tuesday September 9th 1919. 7pp, wraps, folds. 1919. £10.00

  311. Cholderton Estate PARTICULARS Plan and Conditions of Sale of Sheep & Cattle Grazing Farm.. 80 acres of Copse well suited for shooting purposes. 8pp., folio, wraps, folding plan. Traces of vertical crease. 1925. £22.00

  312. Coombe Byset AN ACT For Dividing, Allotting, and laying in Severalty, certain Open Commonable Fields, Downs, Meadows, and Waste Lands, within the Parish of Coombe Byset otherwise Bissett.... Pages numbered 1-17 + docket title, small folio, folded, rear leaf slightly dusty, slight wear to rear leaf where folded, with a small hole in lower margin, not affecting test, Act of Parliament. 1802. £18.00

  313. 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

  314. Cricklade Election TO THE GENTLEMEN, CLERGY, FREEHOLDERS, AND ELECTORS OF THE BOROUGH OF CRICKLADE and the Hundreds of Highworth, Cricklade, Staple, Kingsbridge, & Malmsbury, in the County of Wilts..... Gentlemen, On the next Vacancy, it is my determination respectfully to offer myself as a Candidate, to represent you in Parliament.... Your obedient and devoted Servant, Joseph Pitt, Eastcourt, Oct. 25, 1811. Broadside, size approx. 12" x 8", spotty. Watkins, Printer, Cirencester, 1811. £34.00

  315. Devizes and Potterne AUCTION POSTER advertising sale of Inn known as 'The Duke of Wellington' in Bridewell Street, with brewhouse, cellars, etc., and two cottages at Potterne Butts. Size 20" x 15", folds. Printed in very large type-faces. 1854. £18.00

  316. Draycott Foliatt PARTICULARS, WITH PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE. of the Freehold Residential Estate known as "Draycott Foliatt," with Picturesque Residence, Cottages and Fram Buildings.... for Sale by Auction at "The Goddards Arms" Hotel, Swindon, On Friday, 28th day of June, 1901. Folio, coloured folding plan, 4pp, original wraps. 1901. £20.00

  317. 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

  318. Great Durnford Inclosure AN ACT For dividing and allotting Lands within the Parish of Great Durnford.... Pages numbered 1-23 + docket title, disbound, small folio, folded, Act of parliament. 1821. £20.00

  319. Greenwood (C) & (J) MAP OF THE COUNTY OF WILTS, from An Actual Survey made in the Years 1819 & 1820. Hand-coloured engraved map, scale approx. 1" = 3 miles, size approx. 23" x 27", with a vignette view of Salisbury Cathedral. Decorative title, Reference to the Hundreds, Explanation Table. Repaired tear at left hand edge, reaching about 2" beyond border, similar tear at right, but with two 1" 'tributaries'. Two or three small spots in margins. July 4th, 1829. £40.00

  320. Hampton Turvill & Hampton PARTICULARS, PLAN AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Residential Farming & Building Estate.... for Sale by Auction August 26th, 1889. 4pp., folio, including schedules. One page coloured plan. 1889. £16.00

  321. Hilmarton Swine Fever [The Contagious Diseases (Animals) Act, 1878.] THE ANIMALS ORDER. NOTICE IS HEARBY GIVEN, That the Cowshed and Pigstyes at Snow Hill, situate in the Parish of Hilmarton, in the County of Wilts, in the occupation of Mr Walter Woodward.... were, on the 21st 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, September 21st, 1882. Poster, size 11" x 8", few small holes at folds, and slightly soiled at folds. R.F. Houlston, Printer and bookseller, Chippenham, 1882. £16.00

  322. 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

  323. Marlborough and Salisbury Road AN ACT for More effectually, repairing and amending the Marlborough District of the Road from Swindon to Marlborough, and from Marlborough to Everley, in the County of Wilts; and also the Branch Road from the same to the present Turnpike Road from Andover to Devizes; and for making a Road from the said Branch Road at Collingbourn Ducis to join the present Turnpike Road from Andover to Salisbury, in the said County. Pages numbered 1-15 and docket title, small folio, disbound, stitched as issued, folded, Act of Parliament. London: 1832. £17.00

  324. Marlborough Gas AN ACT for better supplying with Gas Marlborough and its neighbourhood.... 13pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1875. £9.00

  325. Methuen Family, Corsham AN ACT for enabling His Majesty to grant the Inheritance in Fee Simple of the Manor of Corsham.... in Trust for Paul Methuen Esquire, unto the said Paul Methuen, and his Heirs, upon a full and adequate Consideration to be paid for the same. Black Letter. Cover leaf + 8pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. Modern cloth boards. 1770 £20.00

  326. Mildenhall A BILL for Confirming and Establishing a Division and Inclosure of the Common or Open Fields and Waste Grounds within the Parish of Mildenhall... 12pp., folio, coat of arms above title, docket title on verso of last leaf. Recent cloth boards. 1779. £25.00
    Separately paginated.

  327. Milton Lilborne, Wilcott PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Small Pasture holdings known as Deane Water and Wroughton's Heart.... for Sale by Auction.... 26th April, 1904. 3pp., folio, folded. 1904. £12.00

  328. Netheravon PARTICULARS AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of Attractive medium-sized residence known as 'The Elms'.... detached House known s 'The Yews'.... for Sale by Auction... 20th September, 1934. 13pp., wraps, folding coloured plan, photographic plate with 3 views. Trace of vertical fold. 1934. £16.00

  329. Pewsey PARTICULARS OF THE FREEHOLD ESTATE situate at West End. 2pp., 8vo, small plan. 1936. £8.00

  330. Pewsey PARTICULARS OF SALE of Clench Farm, Pewsey.... 12th July, 1950. 7pp., wraps, vertical fold. Photographs. 1950. £8.00

  331. Salisbury LIST OF THE PERSONS entitled.... to be Registered as Parliamentary Voters.... for the Borough of New Sarum, in respect of the occupation of Property within the Liberty of the Close of the Canons of the Cathedral.... Printed list, size 23" x 12", in table form giving name, abode, qualification, address of qualifying property. On one side is list of 48 people entitled to vote and to be enrolled as Burgesses, on verso is list of persons to be enrolled as Burgesses but not as Voters (all women).... together with.... 4to sheet headed 'The Close of New Sarum', listing 5 persons and details entitled to Vote for the Southern Division of the County, and another sheet listing 12 people entitled to vote between December 1883 and January 1885. All three sheets signed by Overseers. 1884. £45.00

  332. Salisbury, Amesbury ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 298. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 19" plus wide margins. Red 'Intermediate' stamp in margin. Corrected to May 1913. £22.00
    Covers Stonehenge, Trafalgar House, Chilmark

  333. 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

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

  335. Swindon PLANNING FOR SWINDON Exhibition at the Town Hall, April 18th - May 2nd, 1945. 8vo., 8pp., plans. 1945. £6.00

  336. Uffcott PARTICULARS OF VALUABLE SMALL FREEHOLD ESTATE and Accommodation Lands.... for Sale by Auction.... June 6th, 1899. 3pp., folding coloured plan. 1899. £20.00

  337. Westbury Poor AN ACT for the Appointment of an additional Overseer for the better Government of the Poor of the Parish of Westbury.... Black Letter. 13pp, cover leaf. Recent cloth boards. 1786. £22.00

  338. 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.

  339. Wheatley (William Walter) MANOR HOUSE, YATTON KEYNALL Watercolour, initialled, of the house looking across the path in front, figures by the gate, woman in the doorway and another at first floor window, view across fields on right, trees on both sides. Initialled. Size 11" x 15", painting completely filling paper, in buff mount, overall size 17" x 23". c1860. £300.00
    William Walter Wheatley (c1811-1885) was a prolific painter of antiquities, churches, and old buildings in Wiltshire and Somerset. He worked for various patrons including George Weare Braikenridge. Born in Bath, he lived for a time in Rode.

  340. Winterslow Estate PARTICULARS Plan and Conditions of Sale of a Freehold Agricultural and Sporting Property known as The Winterslow Estate... comprising Agricultural Holdings known as Livery Farm and Broads Farm... 14 Cottages.... for sale by auction.. 23rd June, 1903. 8pp., folio, decorative wraps, large folding plan. Wraps ragged, traces of vertical fold. 1903. £28.00

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  341. 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

  342. Worcester Cathedral APPOINTMENT of Anthony Lechmere as Honorary Canon. In MS on vellum, 12" x 14", vellum with slight yellowing, good papered seal. 1849. £10.00

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  343. Hornsea DRAWING titled 'View from my bedroom window, Grantham's Lodging, Hornsea, preventive House. Sept. 23rd, 1857'. Size 7" x 9", competent amateur drawing of detached house with tall mast in the garden, man looking through telescope coastline in distance. Thick paper, lightly foxed throughout. 1857. £18.00

  344. Huddersfield CORPORATION REDEEMABLE STOCK CERTIFICATE Printed on stiff paper in bluish ink size of plate mark 10" x 13", decorative border with three corner medallions illustrating Huddersfield buildings, one medallion left blank. Probably a printer's proof. Palmer, Engravers, Manchester 189-. £12.00

  345. 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.

  346. Leeds DEED OF EXCHANGE of land at Potter Newton bounded by the Rivulet which supplies the Dam of the Holmes Mill, with right to elevate the water in the Dam 'to the height of the present Byerwash of the Dam'. A six-part indenture involving the Hon. William Lamb of Brocket Hall, Herts., Earl Cowper of Kent, James Brown of Harehills. 6 vellum sheets. On verso of one sheet is manuscript plan, size 6" x 12", showing Holmes Mill, Reservoir Bye Wash etc. 7 wax seals. 1815. £30.00

  347. Wakefield POSTER advertising the Spectacular Comic Pantomime Robinson Crusoe, at the Opera House, Wakefield. On stiff card, size 12" x 8", holes at top which were to hold thread for hanging, picture of Crusoe and Friday on the beach. c1954. £12.00

  348. Whitby ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP. Sheet 32. Engraved surface 24" x 36", plus margins, scale 6" to 1 mile. Published 1853. c1880. £25.00
    Covers Sandsend, Sleights, High Hawsker.

  349. 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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  350. Agricultural Statistics, Ireland GENERAL ABSTRACTS for the Year 1863. Showing The Acreage under the Several Crops and the Number of Live Stock in Each County.... Also the Emigration from Irish Ports from 1st January to 31st July.... 20pp., 8vo. Alexander Thom and Sons, Dublin, 1863. £20.00
    Lists nos. of horses, cattle, for each county, acreage of each crop. On the last page is a table showing number of Emigrants from each Province.

  351. Armagh LEASE of Part of the Lands of Aughmagorgan Situate in the County of Armagh, The Rt. Honorable Francis Earl of Charlemont to John Lemon. Finely printed on 4p. large folio, decorative heading, signed by both parties, wax seal. Sketch plan coloured in outline in text. J. Chambers, Abbey St., Printer. 1829. £18.00
    The land was 26 acres.

  352. Dublin Harbour AN ACT for improving and completing the Harbour on the north Side of the Hill of Howth Dublin and rendering it a fit situation for His Majesty's Packets. Pages numbered 461-475, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1810. £16.00

  353. Irish Bogs AN ACT to continue..... An Act for appointing Commissioners to enquire and examine, until the First Day of August One thousand eight hundred and eleven, into the Nature and Extent of the several Bogs in Ireland, and the Practicability of draining and cultivating them, and the best Means of effecting the same. pages numbered 709-710, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. 1812. £10.00

  354. Party Processions AN ACT to restrain for Five Years in certain Cases, Party Processions in Ireland. 2pp., sm. folio. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1832. £12.00
    Banned processions celebrating any anniversary, or political event connected with any religious or other distinctions between classes, and the bearing of flags or symbols.

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  355. 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

  356. Caledonian Canal AN ACT for incorporating the Commissioners of the Caledonian Canal, and for vesting the Crinan Canal in the said Commissioners. Pages numbered 637-643, disbound, small folio, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George E. Eyre, and William Spottiswoode, 1848. £12.00

  357. Crinan Canal AN ACT for authorizing the Barons of the Court of Exchequer in Scotland, to order the Payment of certain Sum of Money, to applied in completing the Crinan Canal. Pages numbered 1133-1143, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1816. £15.00

  358. Edinburgh Funerals NINE BILLS of John Croall and Sons, Funeral Undertakers and Carriage Hirers, Greenside Place. 4to, printed heading in a variety of type faces. Made out to various parties for funerals, including coffins, cloths, shroud, 'best plumed hearse and pair' etc. 1878-1909. £14.00
    Funerals include that of Mrs McLean, Alba St., Hugh Morton, Belvidere House, Helen Donaldson of Auchairne.

  359. Edinburgh PICTURES OF THE PAGEANT Held at Craigmillar Castle, Edinburgh, 14th, 15th and 16th July 1927. Official Souvenir. 48pp., sm. 4to, coloured pictorial wraps. Numerous photographs. Local adverts. A few leaves dog-eared. 1927. £6.00

  360. Edinburgh SEVEN BILLS of Robert Maitland, 51 Rose Street 1839, 1848 (4), and 1852 (2). Printed headings with name and address, made out for livery of horses, e.g. 'Dr. Hunter. To Livery of a bay mare to 30th March at 1.1s per week...' Two are 4to, the others oblong 8vo. 1839-52. £12.00

  361. Edinburgh Water AN ACT for the better supplying the City of Edinburgh with fresh and wholesome Water. Cover leaf + pages numbered 795-798, small folio, black letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Robert Baskett, 1756. £11.00

  362. Firth of Forth Lighthouse AN ACT for enabling the Commissioners of the Northern Lighthouses to purchase the Island and Light of May, at the Entrance of the Frith of Forth, for enabling the Commissioners of the Treasury to advance a certain Sum of Money towards that Purpose, and for amending several Acts in regard to the Northern Lighthouses. Pages numbered 1145-1151, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1814. £14.00

  363. Glenfield & Kennedy Ltd., Ironfounders and Sanitary Engineers, Kilmarnock ILLUSTRATED, DESCRIPTIVE AND PRICED CATALOGUE of Kennedy's Patent Water Meters and Water and Sewerage Works Appliances. 4to, cloth covered boards, gilt title on front board. In 11 sections, with approx. 40 pages in each, profusely illustrated. Frontis. showing the factory. May 1910. £70.00
    Includes attractive fountains (wall and pillar type) with lions heads, cherubs etc., fire extinguishing apparatus, sluices, hydraulic testing machines, pressure gauges, water carts, plumbers' tools, street standposts, water pressure engine driving organ bellows, etc.

  364. Greig family, Bandon CONTRACT OF MARRIAGE Betwixt David Greig and Katherin Baveridge. 3 closely written pages, sm. folio, signed and witnessed. Some foxing and ink blots. 1726. £20.00
    Involved a bond of three thousand marks Scots.

  365. Scottish Fisheries and Lunatic Asylum AN ACT for appropriating certain Balances arising from the Forfeited Estates in Scotland to the Use of the British Fisheries and the erecting a Lunatic Asylum at Edinburgh, and the Payment of the Officers of the late Board of annexed Estates in Scotland. Pages numbered 1377-1380, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1806. £14.00

  366. Scottish Game AN ACT for the better Preservation of the Game in that Part of Great Britain called Scotland; and for repealing Part of an Act.... for the better Preservation of the Game.... Cover leaf + pages numbered 395-396, small folio, Black Letter, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by Thomas Baskett, 1761. £12.00

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

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

  369. Caernavonshire, Merionethshire ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet LXXV. Scale 1" to mile, size 24" x 36", linen-backed, plain buff paper endpapers. Some slight discolouration in sea area above Edeyrn. Printed from an Electrotype 1878. £28.00
    Covers Edeyrn, Llandwrog, Ffestiniog.

  370. Flint, Ruthin ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile. Sheet 79 S.E. Size 14" x 19", borders, linen-backed, folding into cloth wraps. Linen browned on verso. c1870. £15.00

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

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  372. 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

  373. Admiralty HANDBOOK OF MINES, BUOYS &c That May be Found Afloat at Sea. For Official Use Only. 20 pages of photographs of mines, charges etc., with brief descriptions. Folio, wraps, traces of vertical fold. 1917. £35.00

  374. Annuities AN ACT for the Relief of Fulke Emes, Gent., and others who had elapsed their times, either for Paying their Money, or Naming their Nominees, for Purchasing Annuities; And also for Relief of Sir John Mead... who had Elapsed his time for Paying Part of his Purchase-Money for a Forfeited Estate in Ireland... 12pp, disbound, plus cover leaf. Attractive woodcut initial letter. 1704. £26.00
    Probably Fulke Emes of Alcester in Warwickshire.

  375. Avery (W & T), Ltd., London & Colchester AVERY COAL WEIGHERS List No. 16. 16pp, wraps, 8vo. Printed in mauve with very attractive illustrations. 1912. £18.00
    Includes 'dead-weight scales', 'sack machines', 'lever weighers' etc.

  376. Bedfordshire and Hertfordshire PARTICULARS OF VERY DESIRABLE FREEHOLD ESTATES comprising the Vine Farm... First-class Garden and Arable Land at Langford.... Fertile Land at Clothall.... to be Sold by Auction.... July 24, 1862. 3pp., folio, including completed Memorandum. Large folding hand-coloured plan. 1862. £34.00

  377. Bluthner (Julius) CATALOGUE OF PIANOS 36pp., oblong 4to, stiff wraps with decoration of a grand piano and Bluthner name embossed in gold. Lavishly printed on glossy paper, with stylised gold lyre and Bluthner name in the margin of every page, decorative gold borders, ribbon tie. Eleven full page illustrations of pianos, with description (including measurements) on facing page, with different woods, colours of the models indicated. With list of illustrious clients (most of crowned heads of Europe and the Pope), view of the works in Leipzig, etc. Traces of having been bent slightly vertically, with crease in wraps, but internally not creased, back wrap marked, 1" tear at top of spine. c1910. £60.00

  378. 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. £20.00

  379. Bower family, of Dorset, Somerset etc. GENEALOGICAL NOTES on the Bower family of Donhead, Langton Matravers, etc., compiled by Rev. Bartelot, and a Harold Bower of Philadelphia. Approx. 20 pages in manuscript, with abstracts from wills, pedigrees, etc. plus letters from Bower in Philadelpia and others to Bartelot regarding his researches. 1913. £26.00

  380. Bristol and Plymouth LIST of Water Barrows, Garden Hose, Wheelbarrows, Troughs etc. Sold by Western Counties Agricultural Co-operative Assn. Ltd., Plymouth, Bristol and Branches. List 083. 4pp., 4to, printed in dark red. Each item illustrated, with prices for different sizes. Some slight smudging of ink in places. March 1903. £20.00

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

  382. (Brooke, G.F.) THE ENGLISH MEAT SUPPLY By A Farmer. 15pp., 8vo. Disbound. First Edition. 1887. £10.00
    '.... it requires no rare gift of prophesy to predict that unless something is done speedily to ameliorate the existing state of affairs, long before the end of the present century the British farmer will have ceased to exist.'

  383. 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

  384. 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.

  385. County Boundaries AN ACT to settle and describe the Divisions of Counties, and the Limits of Cities and Boroughs, in England and Wales, in so far as respects the Election of Members to serve in Parliament. 83pp., sm. folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1832. £24.00
    With detailed schedules listing isolated parts of parishes etc., and the redistribution.

  386. Cruchley's IMPROVED GEOGRAPHICAL COMPANION Throughout England & Wales, including Part of Scotland. Counties coloured in outline, engraved map, size approx. 37" x 25", plus margins, dissected and mounted on linen, folding to 8vo. No slipcase. With tables of reference giving 'near Nine Hundred of the Principal Towns' with population for each place for the years 1801, 1811, 1821. 1828. £80.00

  387. Cumberbatch family, Barbados COPY RELEASE of C. Cottle, Aministrator in Barbados of the Will of Laurentia and Rosalie Cumberbatch, for the use of Anne Cumberbatch and others. 14pp., sm. folio, manuscript. 1891. £12.00
    Refers to the will of Laurence Trent Cumberbatch of St. Peters, who left his Plantation and Estate to Laurentia his great niece.

  388. Devon & Somerset ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet No. XXVII. Printed surface 24" x 36". Dissected and mounted on linen. Water features, main roads and parkland hand-coloured, county boundary shaded in two colours. Pub. 11th Oct. 1809. Later state naming 'Gas Works' and 'Factory' at Barnstaple c1850. £30.00
    Shows area from Braunton Burrows to Countesbury. Over half the map is sea area.

  389. Devon, Dorset, Hants. COAST OF ENGLAND Colour printed map of harbours on sheet size 19" x 13", in buff and blue colours, with 12 maps, including Plymouth Sound, Poole, Dartmouth, Falmouth, Penzance etc. A few small foxing spots. c1845. £20.00

  390. Digby family DRAFT GRANT of a Rent Charge of 3000 to be issuing out of he estates devised by the Will of the late Edward Earl of Digby. 15pp., folio. 1856. £10.00

  391. Dyer family, Taunton & Broadwindsor LETTERS Two letters to the Revd. Dyer, one from his brother in London, one from a Mr. Thiselton in Margate, together with two letters to Major General Dyer at Taunton, one from Thomas Heming in London about his stock invested under Admiral Innes' will, and congratulating him on his promotion, the other about his application to the Navy office 'for a certificate of your Son's Time'. Four items in all, each 1-3 pages, 4to, integral address panels, 2 with large wax seals. 1807-12. £30.00

  392. Essex and Hertford ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLVII. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 24" x 35", linen-backed. Border at top and left sides. Scale bar and 'Index to the Tithe Survey' in top margin. O.S. blindstamp 1891. £40.00
    Covers Royston, Thaxted, Halstead.

  393. Essex and Suffolk ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet XLVIII. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 25" x 36", linen-backed and folding into small 4to boards, frayed at edges of spine. Electrotype 1879. £34.00
    Covers Ipswich, Colchester, Mersea Island.

  394. Free franking AN ACT to authorize the sending and receiving of Letters and Packets, Votes, Proceedings in Parliament, and printed Newspapers by the Post, free from the Duty of Postage , by the Members of the Two Houses of Parliament of the United Kingdom.... Pages numbered 553-558, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1802. £15.00

  395. Genealogy MANUSCRIPT on 38 pages, plus many blanks, in small 8vo notebook, calf boards, detached, lacks spine, listing various earls, lords, viscounts, with list of their children, birth dates, when created etc. c1840. £18.00
    Includes Lord Politmore, Earl of Clonmell, Lord Tenterden, Earl of Munster, etc.


  396. Gloucestershire and Wiltshire CONVEYANCE of Down Thorns Farm situate in the parishes of Marshfield and West Kington, Robert Ellis and others to Willm. Sanders. 9 vellum sheets, 21" x 25", 15 small wax seals, last sheet comprises Schedule, and a fully coloured manuscript plan, size 14" x 11", by Sturge and Sons, scale 6 chains to 1 inch. Insurance policy loosely inserted. 1872. £34.00
    The farm was owned by a Charity.

  397. Great Britain, Ireland and Newfoundland Trade AN ACT for continuing several Laws relating to the Prices at which Corn and Grain may be exported from Great Britain and to the Admission to Entry of Oil and Blubber of Newfoundland.... Pages numbered 1225-1227, small folio, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1805. £10.00

  398. (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.

  399. Great Western Railway AN ACT to amend the Acts relating to "The Great Western Railway;" and to raise a further Sum of Money... 22pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. 1839. £14.00
    With 15 page Schedule of Property, Owners, Occupiers etc.

  400. Great Western Railway NOTICE of the Special General Meeting of the Proprietors, 3rd June, 1869. With a list of the 6 Bills to be considered by the meeting, including Bristol Harbour Railway, Severn Navigation Commission, Whitland and Taff Vale Railway. 1p., 4to, form for proxy voting on conjoint leaf, folded with address panel, postmark, on verso. Vertical fold, slight wear at top and bottom edge of fold. Paddington, 18th My, 1869. £16.00

  401. Great Western Railway Company FORM of the Shareholder Trenham Old, Pier Mansion, Brighton, requesting payment of dividends to be paid to his account at Smith Payne and Smith, Lombard St. 1p., 4to, printed, with manuscript inserts. Brief letter on blank conjoint leaf, and address panel and stamp on verso, traces of paper on address panel, presumably where once stuck in album. 1858. £16.00

  402. Guano THE NATIVE GUANO COMPANY LTD. Balance Sheet, 31st October, 1874. 3pp., 4to, plus docket title. 1874. £10.00

  403. Herapath (John) THE RAILWAY MAGAZINE and Annals of Science. Containing Copious Accounts of All Railways, At Home and Abroad... Vol. IV New Series. January - June 1838. 444pp., 8vo., fine folding plan of Bristol and Exeter Railway, hand coloured,size 15" x 11", and folding plate of sections of that railway. Index at back. Plain paper boards, cloth spine. German Library stamp on title page. Wyld and Son, 1838. £110.00
    Articles on: The first crossing of the Atlantic by the Great Western in April 1838 (with a map); cutting tunnels at Shakespeare Cliff, Dover; a wind machine for mining purposes (by Edward Concanen); on rendering Chain Suspension Bridges... nearly Inflexible; the Bristol and Exeter Railway. Railway reports include Grand Junction, Blackwall Commercial, London and Birmingham, Great Leinster and Munster, London and Croydon, list of share prices.

  404. 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.

  405. Highways AN ACT to consolidate and amend the Laws relating to Highways in that Part of Great Britain called England. 60pp., last few leaves browned and slightly brittle. Sewn into green card wraps. 1835. £15.00

  406. Hunting BILL made out for goods purchased 1744 and 1745, with prices. Large sheet folded to 16" x 6", 8 items named, the rest listed as 'goods'. Includes 'a watch string' 3 Hunting Horns', 'powder and shot and powder flask', 'a jockey whip'. At the end is written 'unjust demands... needless things... not behaved well... pickpockett... must sell his goods'. 1745. £15.00

  407. Hydrographic Office ENGLAND. WEST COAST. SHEET IV Inner Part. Surveyed by Lieuts. Denham and C.G. Robinson R.N. 1832. Chart engraved by J. & C. Walker, size 19" x 25", plus margins. Dissected and mounted on linen, folding into small 4to paper endpapers. 16 sections of Barry Island, Steepholm, Flatholm, Brean, Portishead, Watchet Pier, etc. Covers area from Mumbles and Martinhoe to Aust, Bristol, Tintern, and shows inland towns and villages, roads etc., such as Bridgwater, Williton, Brent Knoll, Landaff. Some brownish offsetting, minute amendment in red ink in sea area. Publihsed according to Act of Parliament at the Hydrographic Office of the Admiralty May 24th, 1839. £75.00

  408. Illumination SUPPLEMENT TO ILLUSTRATED LIST OF ILLUMINATED ADDRESSES and Testimonials. 4to, wraps, 43pp., illustrating photographically 44 specimens of highly decorative illuminated presentation certificates etc. c1920. £18.00

  409. Isle of Man Imports AN ACT to permit the Exportation of certain Articles to the Isle of Man from great Britain. Pages numbered 1289-1290, disbound, folio, Act of Parliament. London: George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1812. £12.00

  410. Jordan (Henry K.) SOUTH WALES COALFIELD Three large colour-printed geological sections, linen-backed, rolled, comprising: Glamorganshire Area. Horizontal Section, Cefn Coed-y-Cymmer to Pencoed, scale 16 chains to one inch. Size 90" x 22" printed in 7 colours, with small index map and geological key; Monmouthshire Area. Horizontal Section, Rhymney to Cwmbran. Scale 880 feet - 1 inch; Size 96" x 22", printed in 7 colours, index map and geological key; South Wales Coalfield, Vertical Sections. Scale 100ft. to 1 inch. Sections of Swansea and Neath, Tondu, Ogmore-Fach, Monmouthshire Pen-y-Fan and Forest of Dean districts. South Wales Institute of Engineers, 1908. £300.00 -- See Illustration
    Scarce. Shows collieries, rivers, veins, position of roads, faults etc.

  411. Jourdan Lith. MAISONS HISTORIQUES DE L'ANCIEN PARIS Hand-coloured lithograph, size 18" x 26", central fold, illustating 59 buildings, each numbered, with key at bottom. 1" split at fold at top margin, repaired on verso. M. Basset, Editr. Rue de Seine. £20.00
    For example 'Salle des Jacobins. Siege du celebre Club en 1792-1794, rue St. Honore, ou est maintenant le marche.'

  412. 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

  413. Kensington Baron LETTER on headed notepaper, 69 Grosvenor Street, dated Nov. 30th 1885. 3p, sm. 8vo, signed 'Kensington', written to Mr. Colfax who had asked him about disestablishment. He says the matter is very important and should be 'a direct issue before the Country for their verdict at a General Election'. He himself was in favour of Disenstablishment and Disendowment. 1885. £18.00
    William Edwardes, Baron Kensington, politician. 1835-1896.

  414. Licensed Premises PARTICULARS, PLANS, AND CONDITIONS OF SALE of 20 Freehold Premises in the Districts of Liverpool, St. Helens, Sheffields, Middlewich, Birmingham, Manchester.... together with Valuable Shops, Warehouses and other Premises.... for Sale by Auction... 20th day of March, 1928. With 18 folding coloured plans, 22 + (1)pp, 4to, original printed wraps, some leaves and maps loose, edge tears to a few leaves. 1928. £45.00

  415. Lighthouses AN ACT for vesting Lighthouses, Lights, and Sea Marks on the Coasts of England in the Corporation of Trinity House... and for making provisions respecting Lighthouses, Lights, Buoys, Beacons and Sea Marks.... 20pp. Disbound. Act of Parliament. 1836. £15.00

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

  417. Medici Society CATALOGUE OF THE PRINTS and Other Colour Reproductions. 4to, printed boards with pasted on colour print, 140pp., approx. 100 colour and black and white plates illustrating prints by Russell Flint, Margaret Tarrant, Peter Scott, etc., as well as Old Masters, with prices. foxing on first few pages. c1940? £22.00

  418. Middlesex, Surrey, Sussex ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Scale 1" to 1 mile, boundaries, woodland, main roads hand-coloured. Composite map, borders on all sides, size 37" x 58", linen-backed and folding to 8vo marbled wraps. Electrotype, c1870. £90.00
    Covers Brighton, Guildford, Reigate, West London, Windsor, Shiplake.

  419. Midland Slab & Adamant Co. ARTIFICIAL STONE Cast Stone, Concrete Units. Illustrated brochure, with prices, showing lintels, steps, coping, granolithic paving etc. 12pp, 8vo. n.d. 1920's. £8.00

  420. Municipal Corporations Act ADDRESSED TO ALL OVERSEERS of Persons executing the Duties of Overseers of the Poor in Parishes maintaining their own Poor... Folio sheet, printed on both sides, giving instructions for recording all 'Male Persons of the age of Twenty-one Years... rated to the Poor Rates....' according to the Act. On the back is a list of boroughs, and warning about penalties.. together with... Order in Council regarding the Act, Court of St. James, 11 September 1835, large folio, folded. Together with printed covering letter from Whitehall. 1835. £30.00

  421. Norfolk and Suffolk ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet L N.W. Scale 1" to 1 mile. Size 13" x 19", plus margins. 'Record Map' stamp in margin. Railways inserted to 1875. £22.00
    Covers Ixworth, Brettenham, Diss.

  422. Philadelphia ANNUAL REPORT of the Board of Managers of the Philadelphia Society for the Establishment and Support of Charity Schools, with the Annual Report of the Treasurer and a List of Officers for the Present Year. 15pp., sewn in plain paper wraps. Philadelphia, 1834. £20.00

  423. Post Office AN ACT for enabling His Majesty's postmaster General to sell the Premises lately used as the post Office in Lombard Street, Abchurch Lane, and Sherborne Lane, in the City of London. 20pp, small folio, disbound. Act of Parliament. 1831. £12.00

  424. 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 the balony 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. £950.00
    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.

  425. 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

  426. Saint Christopher's, West Indies POWER OF ATTORNEY 2p., manuscript, small folio. Thomas Douglas Burt Mason 'being about to depart from the Island of Saint Christophers for the Colony of Trinidad' appoints Abraham Warner, Merchant to be his attorney. Small papered seal, signed and witnessed. Paper slightly browned. 1838. £18.00

  427. Scott (Valerie), Editor THE MAP COLLECTOR Four issues, nos. 27, 28, 29, 30. Magazine, stiff wraps, size approx. 12" x 8". 1984-5. £32.00
    Includes articles on Large-Scale Maps of Derbyshire, Manuscript maps, Fire Insurance Plans, Vincenzo Coronelli, Large-Scale Maps of Devon.

  428. Scott (Valerie), Editor THE MAP COLLECTOR Three issues, nos. 67, 68, 69. Magazine, stiff wraps, size approx. 12" x 8". 1994. £24.00
    Includes articles on Collecting Maps of Bermuda, Cartobibliographies of City and Town Plans in England, Maps of the whole of Wales.

  429. Siemens ELECTRICAL FITTINGS Bowls, Globes, etc. Catalogue, 11" x 8", 24pp., wraps. 2-3 illustrations per page. Some slight dustmarking at corner of some pages. 1927. £25.00
    Includes 'Italian Alabaster Bowl Fittings' 'Cornelian Glassware Fittings' etc.

  430. South London, Croydon, Ealing ORDNANCE SURVEY MAP Sheet 270. Scale 1" to 1 mile, size 13" x 20". Impressed Ordnance stamp in margin, 1896. £22.00

  431. Staffordshire and Worcestershire AN ACT for Extending the Dudley Canal to the Birmingham Canal, at or near Tipton Green, in the County of Stafford. 27p. sm. folio, disbound. Docket title on verso of last leaf. Pages numbered 1-27. Act of Parliament. 1785. £32.00

  432. Surrey, Kent REDUCED ORDNANCE MAP Published by Gall and Inglis, Sheet No. 20. Scale " to 1 mile, size 20" x 25", linen-backed, folding to sm. 8vo. Roads coloured yellow. n.d. c1900. £16.00
    Covers Highgate, Horsham, Maidstone.

  433. Talbot (Gilbert), later Earl of Shrewsbury, and Mary his wife LETTER to his father, dated 'At Godrydche your L. castell this xijth day of Jan 1575.' 1 pages, paper size 12" x 9", 42 lines in all, signed by both Mary and Gilbert 'your L. moste humble And obedyent Lovinge children'. Blank conjoint leaf with 'To my Lorde father' on verso, small piece torn from bottom of blank leaf. Loosely inserted in specially-made grey card folder. He says the bearer of the letter, his father's sergeant of 'Ichingfylde' (possibly Ecclesfield near Sheffield) is to bring him all the money he could gather from the 'extretts of Ichyngfylde', although the bailiffs say many complain they are not worth as much as they are amerced. A man called Wygfall will meet the Earl at Sheffield a day or two after the sergeant and go through the accounts 'which withoute his owne explayninge wolde very hardly be understode, And I can now best spare him for that the Furnesse is not yet blowynge which after it be once sett a worke will require much more tendynge, And I hope aboute his returne we shal be in a redines to sett her in hande'. He says he will send a full account of the the state of the works. 'The Iron goeth but slowly away, for that I will not cum so Lowe As the contry thynketh to brynge me unto, And I am moste Assured by forbering hastie salle for a wyle to brynge them to xj. li. xs. the Tunn'. He says he has arranged for two fellows to make a pump in the well. He is to pay them 20 nobles and find them the lead. He then asks for his father's advice about whether 'ye parlament dothe houlde, which is here thoughte to doe, the tyme drawyng neere....' 1575. £200.00
    Goodrich Castle, near Ross-on-Wye, Herefordshire, was in the possession of the Talbot family for the fifteenth and sixteenth centuries, but at the time of this letter was no longer their principal residence. At this time Gilbert was M.P. for Derbyshire. He apparently conspired with his step-mother 'Bess of Hardwick' against his father, but after his death quarelled violently with her and all the rest of his family, and his tenantry. He accused his younger brother and a doctor of conspiring to kill him and even challenged him to a duel. His father George Talbot was at this time the keeper of Mary Queen of Scots at his castle at Sheffield. The Talbots owned extensive land in the area. There is no clue as to where the blowing furnace (presumably for iron making) was situated, but there is was a furnace in Roman times at Weston under Penyard (where the Talbots owned land).

  434. Warminster, Frome, Woolverton Roads AN ACT for repairing the Roads from Warminster, and from Frome, to the Bath Road; and from Woolverton to the Trowbridge Road; in the Counties of Wilts and Somerset. 56pp, disbound, Act of Parliament. London: Printed by George Eyre and Andrew Strahan, 1812. £18.00

  435. 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 half inch to 1 mile. 1863. £50.00
    From 'The Dispatch Atlas'.

  436. West Cornwall Railway, South Devon Railway etc. SELECT COMMITTEE ON GROUP (2) OF RAILWAYS Proceedings of the Committee. Tuesday 21st Map, 1846. Railway Bills comprised in Group (2) 1. Cornwall. 2. West Cornwall. 3. South Devon (No. 2) 4. Taw Vale Extension. 9pp. 1846. £25.00
    I.K. Brunel appeared in support of the West Cornwall Railway Bill.

  437. Wiltshire, Somerset, Devon ILLUSTRATED MANUSCRIPT ACCOUNT of a twenty-day tour on foot and by train. Neatly written manuscript with the day and date throughout, comprising 31 pages of manuscript with small engravings pasted in the text, plus 13 pages of engravings alone. Size 12" x 10", home-made wraps with pencil decorations, engraving of Lullington Church, and title 'W.G.F. Wilts. Somerset & Devon 1873.' Pages tied with silk ribbon at spine, wraps split down much of spine, repaired tear in front wrap. Includes 8 large engravings (approx. 7" x 9"), plus 2 which are loosely inserted, and 43 smaller engravings in the text, most steel engravings, but a few are lithographs (includes five lithographs of Teignmouth, size 4" x 5", fine lithograph of Glastonbury Abbey by G. Rowe, large view of The City of Salisbury by Robson, etc.) 1873. £140.00
    The writer appears to have been living in London, but he grew up in Teignmouth. Arriving at Salisbury he walks as far as Wells, visiting Stonehenge ('given up to tourists. Three pic-nic parties were revelling where the ancient Priests once reigned while empty bottles, beer and champagne were the only victims which had been sacrificed'), Devizes ('I saw some rather nice girls in the town'), Bath (where he meets 'a most delightful looking fair girl' in the park, and escorts here to her house 'in the Green Park': he meets her again and she gives him 'a sprig of jasmine and 2 kisses'), Emborough, where a Mrs Culliford Coles encounted in the Churchyard explains that her baby had been poisoned 'arsenic being substituted for a soothing powder', Wells, Cheddar by train, Glastonbury, Exeter, and then 'to our old home Teignmouth... accepted Mrs Edgelow's invitation to stay at Thorn Park'. Other acquaintances mentioned include the Hext family, Frank Page at Newton ('the school seems to be doing pretty well'), de Winter. A 'Georgiana' is possibly his sister. Invited to a dance he telegraphs for dress clothes to be sent down, fetches them from Exeter 'passing thro' the charred remains of Dawlish Station which was burnt down last night.'

  438. Woodville (William), botanist and physician LETTER to Mr Peile at Warwick Court, Holborn, London, dated Denbigh, July 26th 1779. 3p, 4to, address panel with wax seal on verso. Last two letters of signature clipped when seal opened. Writes that he is very happily situated in Denbigh, where he has been for a month, on Col. Myddleton's recommendation. Discusses Peile's intention of taking Moore's shop at 'Cack.o' (presumably short form of a town, maybe Cockermouth where he was born). Loosely inserted is a slip signed by Woodville asking Mr Cass to deliver to the Bearer 'the first Vol. of Med. Bot. plain', plus small receipt for 25 signed by Woodville. 1779. £35.00
    Woodville wrote a 3 volume work 'Medical Botany' after he returned to London in 1782. He also publised works on smallpox vaccination.

  439. Worcestershire and Staffordshire AN ACT for Making and maintaining a Navigable Canal, within and from certain Lands, belonging to Thomas Talbot Foley Esquire, in the Parish of Dudley, in the County of Worcester, to join and communicate with the Stourbridge Navigation, at a Place called Black Delph, upon Pensnet Chace, in the Parish of Kingswinford, in the County of Stafford 69pp, sm. folio, disbound. Docket title on verso of last leaf. Pages numbered 1-69. 1776. £70.00
    The preamble states that the making of the Canal 'will render the Carriage of Coal, Ironstone, and Limestone, from several Mines in that Part of the Country, and divers other Goods and Merchandize, much easier and cheaper...'

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